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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 63 33 49
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 114 209 138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 3.45% 5.68% 4.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.67% 5.99% 4.82%
Number of salaries quoted 88 176 99
Average salary £38,250 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,750 £28,450
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £46,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
3110 3487 2866
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 94.04% 94.78% 94.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1989 2237 1879
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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
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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 -33 48 £38,500 -3.75% 9
Dundee +7 23 £41,250 +66.66% 1
Glasgow -40 18 £40,000 +14.28% 7
Fife +3 14 £36,000 +14.28% 3
Aberdeen +9 5 £40,000 - 1
Argyll and Bute - 5 £30,000 -
West Lothian -4 2 £60,000 +60.00% 1
Software Engineer
UK

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

1 198 (91.24%) Software Engineering
2 108 (49.77%) C#
3 107 (49.31%) C++
4 98 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
5 88 (40.55%) Degree
6 87 (40.09%) Java
7 82 (37.79%) .NET
8 71 (32.72%) Computer Science
9 62 (28.57%) Windows
10 61 (28.11%) JavaScript
11 58 (26.73%) Linux
12 55 (25.35%) C
13 53 (24.42%) SDLC
14 49 (22.58%) Android
15 48 (22.12%) SQL
15 48 (22.12%) OO
16 46 (21.20%) Python
17 45 (20.74%) TDD
18 41 (18.89%) Mathematics
19 39 (17.97%) Scrum
20 36 (16.59%) HTML
21 33 (15.21%) Apple iOS
22 32 (14.75%) CSS
23 29 (13.36%) ASP.NET
23 29 (13.36%) OOD
24 28 (12.90%) Visual Studio
25 27 (12.44%) Algorithms
26 26 (11.98%) OOP
27 24 (11.06%) MVC
27 24 (11.06%) Unit Testing

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 6 (2.76%) Apache
2 3 (1.38%) Tomcat
2 3 (1.38%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.38%) SAS
2 3 (1.38%) Confluence
2 3 (1.38%) Node.js
3 2 (0.92%) JBoss
3 2 (0.92%) ArcGIS
3 2 (0.92%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (3.23%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.38%) InfoPath
3 2 (0.92%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.30%) SaaS
3 4 (1.84%) GitHub
4 2 (0.92%) Trello
5 1 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (7.83%) Ethernet
2 7 (3.23%) HTTP
2 7 (3.23%) TCP/IP
3 6 (2.76%) Internet
4 2 (0.92%) CTI
4 2 (0.92%) UPnP
5 1 (0.46%) DHCP
5 1 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.46%) Wireless
5 1 (0.46%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (10.60%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.07%) Relational Database
3 10 (4.61%) MySQL
4 3 (1.38%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.38%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.92%) SQLite
6 1 (0.46%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.46%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.46%) Redis
6 1 (0.46%) Riak
6 1 (0.46%) Big Data
6 1 (0.46%) DB2
Development Applications
1 28 (12.90%) Visual Studio
2 23 (10.60%) Subversion
3 14 (6.45%) JUnit
4 10 (4.61%) Git (software)
4 10 (4.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (2.76%) Jenkins
6 5 (2.30%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 4 (1.84%) Clang
7 4 (1.84%) Maven
7 4 (1.84%) JIRA
8 3 (1.38%) Selenium
8 3 (1.38%) WinDbg
8 3 (1.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (1.38%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.92%) Ant
9 2 (0.92%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (0.92%) GCC
9 2 (0.92%) GDB
9 2 (0.92%) TestComplete
9 2 (0.92%) Xcode
General
1 18 (8.29%) Electronics
2 12 (5.53%) Finance
2 12 (5.53%) Banking
3 7 (3.23%) Games
4 5 (2.30%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.84%) Aerospace
6 3 (1.38%) Automotive
6 3 (1.38%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.38%) Back Office
6 3 (1.38%) Marketing
7 2 (0.92%) German Language
7 2 (0.92%) Avionics
7 2 (0.92%) Military
8 1 (0.46%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (37.79%) .NET
2 36 (16.59%) HTML
3 32 (14.75%) CSS
4 29 (13.36%) ASP.NET
5 18 (8.29%) STL
5 18 (8.29%) Ajax
6 17 (7.83%) MFC
7 16 (7.37%) Web Services
8 15 (6.91%) XML
8 15 (6.91%) .NET Framework
9 14 (6.45%) Java SE
9 14 (6.45%) jQuery
9 14 (6.45%) Qt
10 13 (5.99%) WinForms
11 12 (5.53%) Spring
12 11 (5.07%) OpenGL
12 11 (5.07%) ASP.NET Web API
13 10 (4.61%) Java EE
14 9 (4.15%) WPF
14 9 (4.15%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 71 (32.72%) Computer Science
2 41 (18.89%) Mathematics
3 27 (12.44%) Algorithms
4 18 (8.29%) Embedded Systems
5 17 (7.83%) Visualisation
6 14 (6.45%) GIS
7 11 (5.07%) Mobile App
8 9 (4.15%) Data Structures
9 8 (3.69%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (3.23%) Physics
11 6 (2.76%) CUDA
12 5 (2.30%) Artificial Intelligence
13 4 (1.84%) Device Driver
13 4 (1.84%) 3D Graphics
14 3 (1.38%) SCADA
14 3 (1.38%) Blackberry
15 2 (0.92%) Grid Computing
15 2 (0.92%) Cryptography
15 2 (0.92%) Wiki
15 2 (0.92%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 62 (28.57%) Windows
2 58 (26.73%) Linux
3 49 (22.58%) Android
4 33 (15.21%) Apple iOS
5 15 (6.91%) UNIX
6 5 (2.30%) Windows Phone
7 4 (1.84%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.92%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.92%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.46%) OpenWrt
9 1 (0.46%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.46%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (91.24%) Software Engineering
2 98 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (24.42%) SDLC
4 48 (22.12%) OO
5 45 (20.74%) TDD
6 39 (17.97%) Scrum
7 29 (13.36%) OOD
8 26 (11.98%) OOP
9 24 (11.06%) MVC
9 24 (11.06%) Unit Testing
10 23 (10.60%) Continuous Integration
10 23 (10.60%) Waterfall
11 22 (10.14%) Software Testing
12 20 (9.22%) UML
13 17 (7.83%) Software Architecture
14 16 (7.37%) Linear Algebra
14 16 (7.37%) 3D Visualisation
15 14 (6.45%) Mentoring
16 12 (5.53%) API Design
16 12 (5.53%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 108 (49.77%) C#
2 107 (49.31%) C++
3 87 (40.09%) Java
4 61 (28.11%) JavaScript
5 55 (25.35%) C
6 48 (22.12%) SQL
7 46 (21.20%) Python
8 16 (7.37%) VC++
9 13 (5.99%) Perl
10 10 (4.61%) PHP
10 10 (4.61%) PL/SQL
10 10 (4.61%) Ruby
11 8 (3.69%) VB
12 7 (3.23%) Embedded C
13 6 (2.76%) Embedded C++
13 6 (2.76%) Shell Script
14 5 (2.30%) MATLAB
15 4 (1.84%) VB.NET
16 3 (1.38%) Lisp
16 3 (1.38%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 88 (40.55%) Degree
2 5 (2.30%) PhD
3 3 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (1.38%) ISTQB
3 3 (1.38%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.92%) ISEB
5 1 (0.46%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (0.46%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (9.68%) QA
2 1 (0.46%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (3.23%) Firmware
2 1 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.46%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.92%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (6.91%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.53%) Oracle
3 10 (4.61%) Xamarin
4 5 (2.30%) Telerik
5 4 (1.84%) Atmel
6 3 (1.38%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.92%) Avaloq
7 2 (0.92%) Hyland
8 1 (0.46%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.46%) VMware
8 1 (0.46%) Wind River
8 1 (0.46%) Google
8 1 (0.46%) Twitter
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