The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Software Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Senior Software Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Software Engineer
Rank 141 138 149
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 22 22 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.74% 0.71% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.75% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 10 13 16
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £38,000 £38,750
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £49,500 £49,250
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.55%
Senior Software Engineer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Scotland region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2827 2940 3227
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 95.70% 95.55% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1838 1870 2113
Average salary £43,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.09% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £27,575
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Senior Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer in the job title across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Senior Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer across the Scotland region.

Senior Software Engineer Salary Trend in Scotland

Senior Software Engineer
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +7 14 £42,500 -5.55% 2
Glasgow -18 4 £45,000 -14.28% 2
Dundee -13 2 £45,000 -
Fife +1 1 - -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Senior Software Engineer
UK

Senior Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs across the Scotland region that cited Senior Software Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Senior Software Engineer in their job title.

1 44 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 31 (70.45%) Java
3 22 (50.00%) Degree
4 21 (47.73%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (38.64%) Computer Science
5 17 (38.64%) JavaScript
5 17 (38.64%) Linux
6 15 (34.09%) Web Services
7 14 (31.82%) HTML
7 14 (31.82%) Relational Database
8 13 (29.55%) OO
8 13 (29.55%) RDBMS
9 12 (27.27%) C#
9 12 (27.27%) Git (software)
9 12 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (25.00%) Internet
10 11 (25.00%) Maven
11 10 (22.73%) JSON
11 10 (22.73%) Project Management
11 10 (22.73%) MySQL
11 10 (22.73%) SQL
11 10 (22.73%) Apache
11 10 (22.73%) CSS
11 10 (22.73%) Mentoring
11 10 (22.73%) Jenkins
12 9 (20.45%) Open Source
12 9 (20.45%) SOAP
12 9 (20.45%) LAMP
12 9 (20.45%) User Acceptance Testing
13 8 (18.18%) Continuous Integration

Senior Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs across the Scotland region that cited Senior Software Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Senior Software Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (22.73%) Apache
2 8 (18.18%) Tomcat
3 5 (11.36%) Alfresco
3 5 (11.36%) JBoss
4 3 (6.82%) CMS
4 3 (6.82%) Drupal
5 1 (2.27%) Apache Spark
5 1 (2.27%) Confluence
5 1 (2.27%) Node.js
5 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (4.55%) SaaS
2 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (25.00%) Internet
2 5 (11.36%) HTTP
3 1 (2.27%) Firewall
3 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (31.82%) Relational Database
2 13 (29.55%) RDBMS
3 10 (22.73%) MySQL
4 7 (15.91%) SQL Server
5 6 (13.64%) Big Data
5 6 (13.64%) NoSQL
6 5 (11.36%) MongoDB
6 5 (11.36%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (9.09%) Amazon Redshift
7 4 (9.09%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (9.09%) NewSQL
7 4 (9.09%) OLAP
7 4 (9.09%) OLTP
7 4 (9.09%) Oracle OLAP
7 4 (9.09%) VoltDB
8 3 (6.82%) RavenDB
9 2 (4.55%) Hadoop
10 1 (2.27%) Apache Hive
10 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (2.27%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 12 (27.27%) Git (software)
2 11 (25.00%) Maven
3 10 (22.73%) Jenkins
4 6 (13.64%) Selenium
5 5 (11.36%) Artifactory
5 5 (11.36%) Subversion
6 4 (9.09%) ClearCase
7 3 (6.82%) Eclipse
8 2 (4.55%) Grunt
9 1 (2.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (2.27%) JIRA
9 1 (2.27%) Mercurial
9 1 (2.27%) Moq
9 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (9.09%) Games
2 3 (6.82%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.27%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.27%) Marketing
3 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (34.09%) Web Services
2 14 (31.82%) HTML
3 10 (22.73%) CSS
3 10 (22.73%) JSON
4 9 (20.45%) LAMP
4 9 (20.45%) SOAP
5 8 (18.18%) .NET
5 8 (18.18%) CGI
5 8 (18.18%) JSP
5 8 (18.18%) Servlets
6 7 (15.91%) ASP.NET
6 7 (15.91%) jQuery
6 7 (15.91%) RESTful
7 5 (11.36%) AngularJS
7 5 (11.36%) Gherkin
7 5 (11.36%) Hibernate
7 5 (11.36%) REST
7 5 (11.36%) Spring Security
7 5 (11.36%) XHTML
7 5 (11.36%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (38.64%) Computer Science
2 12 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (11.36%) Algorithms
4 4 (9.09%) Linked Data
5 3 (6.82%) Internet of Things
5 3 (6.82%) Mathematics
6 2 (4.55%) Data Structures
7 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (2.27%) PACS
7 1 (2.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (38.64%) Linux
2 8 (18.18%) Debian
2 8 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (9.09%) Unix
3 4 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 21 (47.73%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (29.55%) OO
4 10 (22.73%) Mentoring
4 10 (22.73%) Project Management
5 9 (20.45%) Open Source
5 9 (20.45%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (18.18%) Automated Testing
6 8 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (18.18%) High Availability
6 8 (18.18%) PRINCE2
6 8 (18.18%) Quality Management
7 7 (15.91%) Scrum
7 7 (15.91%) Unit Testing
8 6 (13.64%) Information Architecture
8 6 (13.64%) MVC
8 6 (13.64%) TDD
9 5 (11.36%) BDD
9 5 (11.36%) Document Management
9 5 (11.36%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 31 (70.45%) Java
2 17 (38.64%) JavaScript
3 12 (27.27%) C#
4 10 (22.73%) SQL
5 8 (18.18%) C++
5 8 (18.18%) Perl
6 6 (13.64%) Python
7 4 (9.09%) Shell Script
7 4 (9.09%) SPARQL
8 3 (6.82%) PHP
9 2 (4.55%) C
10 1 (2.27%) Embedded C
10 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
10 1 (2.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 22 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) Docker
1 1 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) Puppet
2 1 (2.27%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 7 (15.91%) Oracle
2 4 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.09%) Vertica
3 1 (2.27%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.27%) VMware
3 1 (2.27%) Xamarin
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