The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Scotland region that had Software Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineer
UK / Scotland
Rank 57 77 52
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -25
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 84 80 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 3.72% 2.74% 4.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.88% 2.87% 4.57%
Number of salaries quoted 66 60 96
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £29,675 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

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
2167 2791 2951
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 96.01% 95.68% 96.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1377 1841 1939
Median salary £42,500 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of job ads across the Scotland region that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

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 23 January 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +24 50 £45,000 +20.00% 15
Glasgow +23 17 £41,250 +10.00%
Dundee +7 7 £27,000 -28.00% 3
West Lothian +12 6 £43,750 +18.24% 1
Fife +1 3 £40,000 +34.45%
Software Engineer
UK

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 176 (97.78%) Software Engineering
2 99 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
3 91 (50.56%) Java
4 66 (36.67%) C++
5 59 (32.78%) JavaScript
6 57 (31.67%) C#
7 50 (27.78%) Degree
8 48 (26.67%) Python
9 40 (22.22%) OO
10 39 (21.67%) AngularJS
11 36 (20.00%) HTML
12 34 (18.89%) Computer Science
12 34 (18.89%) Linux
13 32 (17.78%) C
13 32 (17.78%) TDD
14 31 (17.22%) CSS
15 26 (14.44%) Git (software)
16 25 (13.89%) MVC
17 23 (12.78%) .NET
18 22 (12.22%) Spring
19 21 (11.67%) SQL
19 21 (11.67%) Windows
20 20 (11.11%) SQL Server
20 20 (11.11%) Finance
20 20 (11.11%) Android
21 19 (10.56%) jQuery
21 19 (10.56%) SDLC
22 18 (10.00%) Node.js
22 18 (10.00%) Scrum
23 17 (9.44%) PHP

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (7.22%) JBoss
2 5 (2.78%) Apache
3 4 (2.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (2.22%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.67%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.11%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (1.11%) CMS
5 2 (1.11%) Confluence
5 2 (1.11%) IIS
5 2 (1.11%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.11%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.56%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.56%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (1.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.56%) Doxygen
2 1 (0.56%) Revit
2 1 (0.56%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (1.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.56%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.22%) SaaS
2 10 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (3.89%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (3.33%) GitHub
5 4 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (2.22%) Slack
6 3 (1.67%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.33%) HTTP
1 6 (3.33%) Internet
2 5 (2.78%) Bluetooth
2 5 (2.78%) Wireless
3 4 (2.22%) DECT
3 4 (2.22%) HTTPS
3 4 (2.22%) ZigBee
4 3 (1.67%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (1.11%) Network Security
5 2 (1.11%) SNMP
5 2 (1.11%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.11%) UWB
6 1 (0.56%) Broadband
6 1 (0.56%) DNS
6 1 (0.56%) DVB
6 1 (0.56%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.56%) MQTT
6 1 (0.56%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 16 (8.89%) MongoDB
3 15 (8.33%) MySQL
4 10 (5.56%) Big Data
5 8 (4.44%) Hadoop
6 7 (3.89%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (3.89%) Redis
6 7 (3.89%) Relational Database
7 5 (2.78%) Neo4j
7 5 (2.78%) RDBMS
8 4 (2.22%) NoSQL
8 4 (2.22%) Oracle Database
8 4 (2.22%) Pentaho
9 2 (1.11%) ArangoDB
10 1 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.56%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.56%) GIS
10 1 (0.56%) HBase
10 1 (0.56%) Impala
10 1 (0.56%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 26 (14.44%) Git (software)
2 16 (8.89%) Subversion
3 13 (7.22%) Maven
4 10 (5.56%) Jenkins
5 7 (3.89%) Eclipse
6 6 (3.33%) Ant
6 6 (3.33%) JIRA
6 6 (3.33%) Selenium
7 5 (2.78%) webpack
8 4 (2.22%) Talend Open Studio
8 4 (2.22%) Travis CI
9 2 (1.11%) Babel
9 2 (1.11%) Bugzilla
9 2 (1.11%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.11%) JUnit
9 2 (1.11%) Mocha
9 2 (1.11%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.56%) FitNesse
10 1 (0.56%) Rational DOORS
General
1 20 (11.11%) Finance
2 15 (8.33%) Electronics
3 9 (5.00%) Games
3 9 (5.00%) Retail
4 6 (3.33%) Automotive
4 6 (3.33%) Manufacturing
4 6 (3.33%) Marketing
4 6 (3.33%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.67%) Legal
6 2 (1.11%) Avionics
6 2 (1.11%) Banking
6 2 (1.11%) Publishing
6 2 (1.11%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (21.67%) AngularJS
2 36 (20.00%) HTML
3 31 (17.22%) CSS
4 23 (12.78%) .NET
5 22 (12.22%) Spring
6 19 (10.56%) jQuery
7 18 (10.00%) Node.js
8 16 (8.89%) React
9 15 (8.33%) Hibernate
10 14 (7.78%) RESTful
10 14 (7.78%) Web Services
11 12 (6.67%) J2EE
12 11 (6.11%) Java EE
13 10 (5.56%) HTML5
13 10 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 9 (5.00%) .NET Framework
14 9 (5.00%) ASP.NET
14 9 (5.00%) CSS3
15 8 (4.44%) Drools
15 8 (4.44%) jBPM
Miscellaneous
1 34 (18.89%) Computer Science
2 12 (6.67%) Algorithms
3 10 (5.56%) Mathematics
4 8 (4.44%) Data Structures
5 7 (3.89%) Social Media
6 6 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (2.78%) User Experience
8 4 (2.22%) 3D Graphics
8 4 (2.22%) Blog
8 4 (2.22%) EMV
9 3 (1.67%) Chip and PIN
9 3 (1.67%) Internet of Things
9 3 (1.67%) Smartcard
10 2 (1.11%) Applied Mathematics
10 2 (1.11%) Cryptography
10 2 (1.11%) Device Driver
10 2 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.11%) Fintech
10 2 (1.11%) iPad
10 2 (1.11%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 34 (18.89%) Linux
2 21 (11.67%) Windows
3 20 (11.11%) Android
4 17 (9.44%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.67%) Ubuntu
5 3 (1.67%) Unix
6 2 (1.11%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (1.11%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.56%) CentOS
7 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.56%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (97.78%) Software Engineering
2 99 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (22.22%) OO
4 32 (17.78%) TDD
5 25 (13.89%) MVC
6 19 (10.56%) SDLC
7 18 (10.00%) Scrum
8 16 (8.89%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (8.33%) Mentoring
10 14 (7.78%) Open Source
11 13 (7.22%) Coaching
12 12 (6.67%) Mobile Development
13 11 (6.11%) Continuous Improvement
13 11 (6.11%) SOA
14 10 (5.56%) Analytics
14 10 (5.56%) OOD
14 10 (5.56%) UML
15 9 (5.00%) DevOps
15 9 (5.00%) Microservices
15 9 (5.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 91 (50.56%) Java
2 66 (36.67%) C++
3 59 (32.78%) JavaScript
4 57 (31.67%) C#
5 48 (26.67%) Python
6 32 (17.78%) C
7 21 (11.67%) SQL
8 17 (9.44%) PHP
8 17 (9.44%) Ruby
9 9 (5.00%) Embedded C
10 7 (3.89%) Lua
11 6 (3.33%) Objective-C
11 6 (3.33%) PL/SQL
12 5 (2.78%) Scala
13 4 (2.22%) Assembly Language
13 4 (2.22%) Embedded C++
14 3 (1.67%) Perl
15 2 (1.11%) Ada
15 2 (1.11%) CoffeeScript
15 2 (1.11%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 50 (27.78%) Degree
2 6 (3.33%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.22%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.11%) HND
System Software
1 6 (3.33%) Docker
2 2 (1.11%) Firmware
3 1 (0.56%) KVM
3 1 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (3.89%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (2.22%) Puppet
3 2 (1.11%) Ansible
4 1 (0.56%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.56%) MOM
Vendors
1 12 (6.67%) Oracle
2 8 (4.44%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.33%) Perforce
4 5 (2.78%) Red Hat
5 4 (2.22%) Talend
6 3 (1.67%) Google
6 3 (1.67%) SAP
6 3 (1.67%) Sybase
7 2 (1.11%) AppDynamics
7 2 (1.11%) Splunk
7 2 (1.11%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.56%) Autodesk
8 1 (0.56%) AVEVA
8 1 (0.56%) Freescale
8 1 (0.56%) IBM
8 1 (0.56%) VMware
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