The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Software Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 46 47 27
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 144 147 209
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 4.74% 4.49% 6.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.01% 4.73% 7.08%
Number of salaries quoted 98 96 160
Average salary £38,500 £38,250 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.65% +2.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,900 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
2873 3107 2951
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 94.57% 94.99% 96.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1923 1967 2101
Average salary £40,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.57% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,148 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Software Engineer Salary Trend in Scotland

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in Scotland

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 Software Engineer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014. 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 -5 79 £40,000 +6.66% 8
Glasgow 0 22 £35,000 -12.50% 3
Fife +12 16 £35,000 -18.60% 2
West Lothian +9 8 £33,750 -9.39% 3
Aberdeen +13 7 £36,000 +29.72% 1
Dundee 0 6 £27,000 -10.00% 2
Renfrewshire -4 1 £37,500 -25.00%
Software Engineer
UK

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland region that cited 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 Software Engineer in their job title.

1 293 (86.69%) Software Engineering
2 164 (48.52%) .NET
3 159 (47.04%) Agile Software Development
4 158 (46.75%) C#
5 110 (32.54%) Java
6 106 (31.36%) C++
7 99 (29.29%) Degree
8 96 (28.40%) JavaScript
9 88 (26.04%) SQL
10 78 (23.08%) OO
11 75 (22.19%) Windows
11 75 (22.19%) SQL Server
12 74 (21.89%) ASP.NET
12 74 (21.89%) C
12 74 (21.89%) Computer Science
13 72 (21.30%) MVC
14 55 (16.27%) jQuery
15 52 (15.38%) Linux
16 51 (15.09%) Microsoft
17 50 (14.79%) HTML
17 50 (14.79%) Visual Studio
18 48 (14.20%) CSS
19 45 (13.31%) UNIX
20 44 (13.02%) Mathematics
21 42 (12.43%) Ajax
21 42 (12.43%) OOP
22 41 (12.13%) TDD
23 39 (11.54%) ASP.NET MVC
23 39 (11.54%) Relational Database
24 37 (10.95%) Unit Testing

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland region that cited 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 Software Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (3.25%) JBoss
1 11 (3.25%) Tomcat
1 11 (3.25%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.37%) Apache
2 8 (2.37%) IIS
3 5 (1.48%) CMS
4 4 (1.18%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.18%) Umbraco
4 4 (1.18%) SAS
5 3 (0.89%) CICS
6 1 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.30%) GemFire
6 1 (0.30%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.30%) Drupal
6 1 (0.30%) TeamSite
6 1 (0.30%) WebLogic
Applications
1 18 (5.33%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.37%) MS Office
3 1 (0.30%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 2 (0.59%) MFGPRO
2 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (6.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (5.92%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (1.18%) SaaS
4 2 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.30%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.73%) Ethernet
2 6 (1.78%) HTTP
2 6 (1.78%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.18%) SMTP
4 3 (0.89%) Intranet
4 3 (0.89%) Internet
5 2 (0.59%) SNMP
5 2 (0.59%) DNS
6 1 (0.30%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.30%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (22.19%) SQL Server
2 39 (11.54%) Relational Database
3 21 (6.21%) RDBMS
4 17 (5.03%) MySQL
5 14 (4.14%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (2.96%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (2.96%) Big Data
7 6 (1.78%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.18%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.89%) VoltDB
9 3 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.89%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.89%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.89%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.59%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.30%) DTS
11 1 (0.30%) KDB
Development Applications
1 50 (14.79%) Visual Studio
2 31 (9.17%) Subversion
3 17 (5.03%) Git (software)
4 9 (2.66%) Eclipse
5 7 (2.07%) JIRA
5 7 (2.07%) Selenium
6 6 (1.78%) Jenkins
6 6 (1.78%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (1.48%) Maven
7 5 (1.48%) IntelliJ
7 5 (1.48%) JUnit
7 5 (1.48%) GCC
7 5 (1.48%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.89%) LLVM
8 3 (0.89%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.89%) NCrunch
8 3 (0.89%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.59%) ReSharper
9 2 (0.59%) Ant
9 2 (0.59%) Bugzilla
General
1 23 (6.80%) Finance
2 20 (5.92%) Electronics
3 17 (5.03%) Banking
4 13 (3.85%) Games
4 13 (3.85%) Law
5 10 (2.96%) Legal
6 6 (1.78%) Retail
7 5 (1.48%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.18%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.18%) French Language
9 3 (0.89%) Marketing
10 2 (0.59%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.30%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.30%) Avionics
11 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.30%) Front Office
11 1 (0.30%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 164 (48.52%) .NET
2 74 (21.89%) ASP.NET
3 55 (16.27%) jQuery
4 50 (14.79%) HTML
5 48 (14.20%) CSS
6 42 (12.43%) Ajax
7 39 (11.54%) ASP.NET MVC
8 37 (10.95%) .NET Framework
9 27 (7.99%) NHibernate
10 25 (7.40%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 22 (6.51%) WPF
11 22 (6.51%) Spring
11 22 (6.51%) OpenGL
12 20 (5.92%) Web Services
13 19 (5.62%) XML
13 19 (5.62%) Qt
14 16 (4.73%) Direct3D
14 16 (4.73%) LINQ
14 16 (4.73%) STL
14 16 (4.73%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 74 (21.89%) Computer Science
2 44 (13.02%) Mathematics
3 28 (8.28%) Open Source
4 22 (6.51%) Cryptography
5 19 (5.62%) Physics
6 17 (5.03%) Visualisation
7 16 (4.73%) CUDA
8 12 (3.55%) Mobile App
9 11 (3.25%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (2.96%) User Experience
10 10 (2.96%) Embedded Systems
11 9 (2.66%) Algorithms
12 8 (2.37%) Equities
13 7 (2.07%) Hedge funds
14 6 (1.78%) N-Tier
15 5 (1.48%) Artificial Intelligence
15 5 (1.48%) Analytical Skills
16 4 (1.18%) Client/Server
16 4 (1.18%) Clustering
17 3 (0.89%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 75 (22.19%) Windows
2 52 (15.38%) Linux
3 45 (13.31%) UNIX
4 19 (5.62%) Android
5 11 (3.25%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.48%) Windows XP
7 4 (1.18%) Windows Vista
8 3 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.89%) zOS
8 3 (0.89%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.89%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.59%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.59%) CentOS
10 1 (0.30%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.30%) Windows CE
10 1 (0.30%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.30%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 293 (86.69%) Software Engineering
2 159 (47.04%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (23.08%) OO
4 72 (21.30%) MVC
5 42 (12.43%) OOP
6 41 (12.13%) TDD
7 37 (10.95%) Unit Testing
8 32 (9.47%) Scrum
9 29 (8.58%) Automated Testing
10 26 (7.69%) Software Testing
11 25 (7.40%) E-Commerce
12 24 (7.10%) Mentoring
13 20 (5.92%) Multithreading
14 18 (5.33%) Manual Testing
14 18 (5.33%) Software Architecture
15 17 (5.03%) Waterfall
16 16 (4.73%) 3D Visualisation
16 16 (4.73%) Linear Algebra
17 14 (4.14%) Web Development
18 13 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 158 (46.75%) C#
2 110 (32.54%) Java
3 106 (31.36%) C++
4 96 (28.40%) JavaScript
5 88 (26.04%) SQL
6 74 (21.89%) C
7 36 (10.65%) Python
8 20 (5.92%) T-SQL
9 19 (5.62%) Perl
10 18 (5.33%) VC++
11 14 (4.14%) VBScript
11 14 (4.14%) Ruby
12 10 (2.96%) PHP
12 10 (2.96%) PL/SQL
13 8 (2.37%) VB
13 8 (2.37%) VB.NET
13 8 (2.37%) Shell Script
14 6 (1.78%) Bash Shell
15 5 (1.48%) VB6
16 4 (1.18%) Scala
Qualifications
1 99 (29.29%) Degree
2 6 (1.78%) PhD
3 5 (1.48%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.18%) ISTQB
4 4 (1.18%) ISEB
5 3 (0.89%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.59%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.33%) QA
2 1 (0.30%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (1.48%) Firmware
2 2 (0.59%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.30%) Docker
3 1 (0.30%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (0.59%) OpenView
1 2 (0.59%) SCCM
1 2 (0.59%) SCOM
1 2 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (0.59%) Puppet
1 2 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.30%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 51 (15.09%) Microsoft
2 31 (9.17%) Oracle
3 7 (2.07%) Twitter
4 4 (1.18%) Red Hat
4 4 (1.18%) Apple
4 4 (1.18%) Perforce
4 4 (1.18%) HP
5 2 (0.59%) Sybase
5 2 (0.59%) VMware
5 2 (0.59%) Typemock
5 2 (0.59%) Red Gate
6 1 (0.30%) Avaloq
6 1 (0.30%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.30%) StreamBase
6 1 (0.30%) Guidewire
6 1 (0.30%) SAP
6 1 (0.30%) IBM
6 1 (0.30%) Dell
6 1 (0.30%) Intel
6 1 (0.30%) Interwoven
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