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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 58 31 45
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 103 225 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 3.49% 5.87% 4.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.73% 6.19% 4.82%
Number of salaries quoted 70 183 92
Average salary £36,250 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.37% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £31,300 £28,650
10% offered a salary of more than £45,250 £47,500 £42,500
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
2758 3633 3028
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 93.40% 94.83% 94.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1737 2378 1810
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,150 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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
(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 -8 63 £37,500 -6.25% 13
Glasgow -34 12 £37,500 -6.25% 4
Dundee -4 10 £35,000 -6.66% 2
Fife -3 8 £35,000 -16.66% 2
Aberdeen +18 6 £46,250 +92.70%
West Lothian -10 3 - -
Software Engineer
UK

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 217 (88.21%) Software Engineering
2 125 (50.81%) Agile Software Development
3 103 (41.87%) C#
3 103 (41.87%) .NET
4 94 (38.21%) Java
5 93 (37.80%) Degree
6 85 (34.55%) C++
7 83 (33.74%) JavaScript
8 74 (30.08%) Computer Science
9 68 (27.64%) Windows
10 59 (23.98%) C
11 54 (21.95%) SQL
12 51 (20.73%) TDD
13 48 (19.51%) HTML
13 48 (19.51%) Scrum
14 47 (19.11%) CSS
15 46 (18.70%) jQuery
16 44 (17.89%) MVC
17 41 (16.67%) OO
18 40 (16.26%) Linux
19 39 (15.85%) ASP.NET
20 38 (15.45%) SQL Server
21 35 (14.23%) Python
22 34 (13.82%) Android
23 32 (13.01%) Subversion
23 32 (13.01%) UNIX
24 30 (12.20%) OOP
24 30 (12.20%) Ajax
25 29 (11.79%) Qt
26 28 (11.38%) Spring

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 5 (2.03%) WebSphere
1 5 (2.03%) ArcGIS
1 5 (2.03%) JBoss
2 4 (1.63%) Apache
3 3 (1.22%) SAS
3 3 (1.22%) IIS
4 2 (0.81%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (4.47%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.41%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (4.07%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (4.07%) SaaS
3 8 (3.25%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.91%) Ethernet
2 8 (3.25%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.22%) CTI
3 3 (1.22%) HTTP
4 2 (0.81%) Internet
5 1 (0.41%) Software-Defined Radio
5 1 (0.41%) ZigBee
5 1 (0.41%) 802.11
5 1 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.41%) SNMP
5 1 (0.41%) DNS
5 1 (0.41%) ATM
5 1 (0.41%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (15.45%) SQL Server
2 19 (7.72%) Relational Database
3 13 (5.28%) RDBMS
4 8 (3.25%) MySQL
5 5 (2.03%) MongoDB
5 5 (2.03%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.22%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.22%) SQLite
6 3 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.81%) Big Data
7 2 (0.81%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.41%) VoltDB
8 1 (0.41%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.41%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.41%) DB2
Development Applications
1 32 (13.01%) Subversion
2 25 (10.16%) Visual Studio
3 16 (6.50%) JUnit
4 10 (4.07%) Git (software)
4 10 (4.07%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (3.25%) JIRA
6 6 (2.44%) Selenium
6 6 (2.44%) FishEye
7 5 (2.03%) GCC
7 5 (2.03%) Clang
7 5 (2.03%) Maven
8 4 (1.63%) Cucumber
8 4 (1.63%) Jenkins
9 3 (1.22%) WinDbg
9 3 (1.22%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.22%) InstallShield
10 2 (0.81%) Mercurial
11 1 (0.41%) Emacs
11 1 (0.41%) QAComplete
11 1 (0.41%) jEdit
General
1 22 (8.94%) Electronics
2 13 (5.28%) Finance
2 13 (5.28%) Banking
3 7 (2.85%) Automotive
4 2 (0.81%) Back Office
4 2 (0.81%) Games
4 2 (0.81%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.81%) Avionics
4 2 (0.81%) German Language
4 2 (0.81%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.41%) Retail
5 1 (0.41%) Marketing
5 1 (0.41%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (41.87%) .NET
2 48 (19.51%) HTML
3 47 (19.11%) CSS
4 46 (18.70%) jQuery
5 39 (15.85%) ASP.NET
6 30 (12.20%) Ajax
7 29 (11.79%) Qt
8 28 (11.38%) Spring
8 28 (11.38%) .NET Framework
9 24 (9.76%) OpenGL
10 23 (9.35%) Hibernate
10 23 (9.35%) WPF
11 22 (8.94%) ASP.NET MVC
12 18 (7.32%) NHibernate
12 18 (7.32%) J2EE
13 17 (6.91%) MFC
13 17 (6.91%) STL
14 16 (6.50%) Entity Framework
15 15 (6.10%) Direct3D
16 12 (4.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 74 (30.08%) Computer Science
2 27 (10.98%) Mathematics
3 17 (6.91%) Visualisation
4 15 (6.10%) CUDA
5 11 (4.47%) GIS
6 10 (4.07%) Physics
6 10 (4.07%) Cryptography
6 10 (4.07%) Open Source
7 9 (3.66%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (2.85%) Embedded Systems
9 5 (2.03%) Algorithms
9 5 (2.03%) Telematics
9 5 (2.03%) Device Driver
10 4 (1.63%) N-Tier
10 4 (1.63%) Artificial Intelligence
10 4 (1.63%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (1.22%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.81%) SCADA
13 1 (0.41%) CAN bus
13 1 (0.41%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 68 (27.64%) Windows
2 40 (16.26%) Linux
3 34 (13.82%) Android
4 32 (13.01%) UNIX
5 27 (10.98%) Apple iOS
6 8 (3.25%) Windows Phone
7 7 (2.85%) Mac OS X
8 5 (2.03%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.81%) OpenWrt
10 1 (0.41%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (88.21%) Software Engineering
2 125 (50.81%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (20.73%) TDD
4 48 (19.51%) Scrum
5 44 (17.89%) MVC
6 41 (16.67%) OO
7 30 (12.20%) OOP
8 23 (9.35%) Software Testing
9 21 (8.54%) Waterfall
10 20 (8.13%) Unit Testing
11 18 (7.32%) Mentoring
11 18 (7.32%) Software Architecture
12 16 (6.50%) Linear Algebra
12 16 (6.50%) 3D Visualisation
13 14 (5.69%) Web Development
14 13 (5.28%) Multithreading
15 12 (4.88%) UML
16 10 (4.07%) Automated Testing
17 9 (3.66%) OOD
18 8 (3.25%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 103 (41.87%) C#
2 94 (38.21%) Java
3 85 (34.55%) C++
4 83 (33.74%) JavaScript
5 59 (23.98%) C
6 54 (21.95%) SQL
7 35 (14.23%) Python
8 16 (6.50%) VC++
9 13 (5.28%) T-SQL
10 12 (4.88%) PL/SQL
11 11 (4.47%) Perl
12 7 (2.85%) PHP
12 7 (2.85%) VB.NET
12 7 (2.85%) Embedded C
12 7 (2.85%) Embedded C++
13 5 (2.03%) VB
14 3 (1.22%) Shell Script
14 3 (1.22%) Assembly Language
14 3 (1.22%) Lisp
15 2 (0.81%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 93 (37.80%) Degree
2 4 (1.63%) PhD
3 3 (1.22%) ISEB
4 2 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (0.81%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.41%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.10%) QA
2 1 (0.41%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.41%) DO-254
2 1 (0.41%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (3.25%) Firmware
2 3 (1.22%) Docker
3 1 (0.41%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (1.22%) Puppet
2 1 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (10.57%) Microsoft
2 15 (6.10%) Oracle
3 9 (3.66%) Apple
4 8 (3.25%) Xamarin
5 4 (1.63%) Atmel
6 2 (0.81%) Avaloq
6 2 (0.81%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.81%) Hyland
7 1 (0.41%) HP
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