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 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
Software Engineer
Rank 71 49 56
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 95 134 133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 3.22% 4.35% 3.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.36% 4.56% 4.12%
Number of salaries quoted 68 90 95
Average salary £38,750 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.64% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,550 £27,600 £28,700
10% offered a salary of more than £45,750 £59,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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% -

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 13 February 2016.

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 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 -21 37 £33,250 -15.28% 9
Dundee 0 22 £40,000 +40.35% 1
Glasgow -25 12 £37,500 +7.14% 4
Fife +3 6 £28,375 -0.43% 1
Stirling - 6 £42,000 -
Aberdeen +17 3 £42,500 +32.81%
West Lothian -1 3 £37,000 +18.40% 1
Perth and Kinross - 1 - -
Software Engineer
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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 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.

1 162 (90.50%) Software Engineering
2 103 (57.54%) Degree
2 103 (57.54%) Java
3 90 (50.28%) Agile Software Development
4 78 (43.58%) C#
5 68 (37.99%) .NET
6 60 (33.52%) Computer Science
7 54 (30.17%) JavaScript
8 52 (29.05%) C++
9 51 (28.49%) Linux
9 51 (28.49%) OO
10 49 (27.37%) SQL
11 47 (26.26%) Scrum
12 44 (24.58%) SDLC
13 41 (22.91%) Web Services
14 40 (22.35%) Windows
15 38 (21.23%) HTML
16 36 (20.11%) Python
16 36 (20.11%) TDD
17 34 (18.99%) CSS
18 33 (18.44%) Microsoft
19 32 (17.88%) ASP.NET
19 32 (17.88%) C
20 28 (15.64%) XML
20 28 (15.64%) SQL Server
21 27 (15.08%) Selenium
22 26 (14.53%) Oracle
23 23 (12.85%) Perl
23 23 (12.85%) Continuous Integration
23 23 (12.85%) Android

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 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 18 (10.06%) Tomcat
2 13 (7.26%) Apache
3 11 (6.15%) JBoss
4 10 (5.59%) Apache ServiceMix
5 8 (4.47%) SharePoint
6 7 (3.91%) IIS
6 7 (3.91%) Jetty
6 7 (3.91%) WebLogic
7 6 (3.35%) Alfresco
8 4 (2.23%) Node.js
9 3 (1.68%) CMS
9 3 (1.68%) Confluence
9 3 (1.68%) Drupal
10 1 (0.56%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (10.61%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.56%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.56%) Revit
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.35%) GitHub
3 5 (2.79%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.79%) SaaS
4 4 (2.23%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.12%) Bluemix
6 1 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.56%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.82%) Internet
2 6 (3.35%) HTTP
3 5 (2.79%) Network Security
4 3 (1.68%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.12%) Wireless
6 1 (0.56%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.56%) Firewall
6 1 (0.56%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (15.64%) SQL Server
2 20 (11.17%) Relational Database
3 19 (10.61%) RDBMS
4 18 (10.06%) PostgreSQL
5 16 (8.94%) MySQL
6 10 (5.59%) Big Data
7 9 (5.03%) MongoDB
8 8 (4.47%) NoSQL
9 4 (2.23%) Amazon Redshift
9 4 (2.23%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (2.23%) NewSQL
9 4 (2.23%) OLAP
9 4 (2.23%) OLTP
9 4 (2.23%) Oracle OLAP
9 4 (2.23%) VoltDB
10 3 (1.68%) Data Mining
10 3 (1.68%) Hadoop
10 3 (1.68%) RavenDB
11 2 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (1.12%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 27 (15.08%) Selenium
2 23 (12.85%) Jenkins
3 19 (10.61%) Maven
4 17 (9.50%) Git (software)
5 13 (7.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (7.26%) Visual Studio
6 12 (6.70%) JIRA
7 11 (6.15%) Ant
8 8 (4.47%) Subversion
9 7 (3.91%) Cucumber
10 6 (3.35%) Artifactory
10 6 (3.35%) Eclipse
11 4 (2.23%) ClearCase
11 4 (2.23%) JUnit
11 4 (2.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 2 (1.12%) Grunt
13 1 (0.56%) Clang
13 1 (0.56%) Eclipse RCP
13 1 (0.56%) GDB
13 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 14 (7.82%) Finance
1 14 (7.82%) Telecoms
2 12 (6.70%) Banking
3 9 (5.03%) Games
4 7 (3.91%) Electronics
5 4 (2.23%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.68%) Military
7 2 (1.12%) Marketing
8 1 (0.56%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.56%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.56%) Music Industry
8 1 (0.56%) Retail
8 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (37.99%) .NET
2 41 (22.91%) Web Services
3 38 (21.23%) HTML
4 34 (18.99%) CSS
5 32 (17.88%) ASP.NET
6 28 (15.64%) XML
7 22 (12.29%) JSON
8 20 (11.17%) REST
9 18 (10.06%) AngularJS
10 17 (9.50%) SOAP
11 16 (8.94%) jQuery
12 15 (8.38%) J2EE
13 14 (7.82%) Hibernate
13 14 (7.82%) Spring
14 13 (7.26%) Gherkin
14 13 (7.26%) HTML5
15 12 (6.70%) LAMP
15 12 (6.70%) RESTful
16 11 (6.15%) Apache Camel
17 10 (5.59%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 60 (33.52%) Computer Science
2 17 (9.50%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (8.94%) Mathematics
4 13 (7.26%) Algorithms
5 8 (4.47%) Data Structures
6 7 (3.91%) iPad
7 6 (3.35%) Internet of Things
8 4 (2.23%) Cryptography
8 4 (2.23%) Grid Computing
8 4 (2.23%) Linked Data
9 3 (1.68%) Digital Media
9 3 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.68%) User Experience
9 3 (1.68%) Visualisation
10 2 (1.12%) Blackberry
10 2 (1.12%) Device Driver
10 2 (1.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (1.12%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (1.12%) Physics
11 1 (0.56%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 51 (28.49%) Linux
2 40 (22.35%) Windows
3 23 (12.85%) Android
4 13 (7.26%) Apple iOS
4 13 (7.26%) Unix
5 10 (5.59%) Debian
5 10 (5.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.12%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.12%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.56%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.56%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (90.50%) Software Engineering
2 90 (50.28%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (28.49%) OO
4 47 (26.26%) Scrum
5 44 (24.58%) SDLC
6 36 (20.11%) TDD
7 23 (12.85%) Continuous Integration
8 21 (11.73%) OOD
9 19 (10.61%) MVC
10 17 (9.50%) Mentoring
11 16 (8.94%) High Availability
11 16 (8.94%) iOS Development
11 16 (8.94%) Mobile Development
12 15 (8.38%) BDD
12 15 (8.38%) Project Management
13 12 (6.70%) Open Source
14 10 (5.59%) Test Scripting
14 10 (5.59%) Unit Testing
14 10 (5.59%) User Acceptance Testing
14 10 (5.59%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 103 (57.54%) Java
2 78 (43.58%) C#
3 54 (30.17%) JavaScript
4 52 (29.05%) C++
5 49 (27.37%) SQL
6 36 (20.11%) Python
7 32 (17.88%) C
8 23 (12.85%) Perl
9 11 (6.15%) Ruby
10 8 (4.47%) PHP
10 8 (4.47%) Shell Script
11 5 (2.79%) MATLAB
11 5 (2.79%) PL/SQL
12 4 (2.23%) Embedded C
12 4 (2.23%) SPARQL
12 4 (2.23%) VB
13 3 (1.68%) Objective-C
13 3 (1.68%) XQuery
14 2 (1.12%) Delphi
15 1 (0.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 103 (57.54%) Degree
2 2 (1.12%) HND
2 2 (1.12%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.56%) HP ASE
3 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.56%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (10.06%) QA
2 4 (2.23%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (1.68%) Firmware
2 2 (1.12%) Docker
3 1 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (7.82%) Puppet
2 10 (5.59%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.56%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 33 (18.44%) Microsoft
2 26 (14.53%) Oracle
3 17 (9.50%) Cegedim Rx
4 10 (5.59%) DevExpress
4 10 (5.59%) Red Hat
5 5 (2.79%) Xamarin
6 4 (2.23%) Vertica
7 3 (1.68%) Minitab
8 1 (0.56%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.56%) Atmel
8 1 (0.56%) Autodesk
8 1 (0.56%) Guidewire
8 1 (0.56%) IBM
8 1 (0.56%) iManage
8 1 (0.56%) SAP
8 1 (0.56%) Sybase
8 1 (0.56%) VMware
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