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

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 49 51 32
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 141 136 177
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 4.57% 4.12% 6.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.86% 4.31% 6.28%
Number of salaries quoted 93 90 143
Average salary £38,500 £39,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.28% +5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £27,950 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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
2900 3156 2820
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 94.09% 95.55% 96.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1892 2039 1930
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,750 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £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 28 January 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 January 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 0 74 £38,500 +2.66% 10
Glasgow -7 16 £33,750 -15.62% 2
Fife +8 13 £28,500 -30.48% 1
West Lothian +4 12 £31,250 -16.66% 2
Dundee +8 9 £27,000 -10.00% 1
Aberdeen +7 4 £37,500 +15.38%
Aberdeenshire - 1 - -
Highlands - 1 - -
Renfrewshire - 1 £37,500 -
Software Engineer
UK

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 278 (89.39%) Software Engineering
2 152 (48.87%) Agile Software Development
3 150 (48.23%) .NET
4 140 (45.02%) C#
5 105 (33.76%) Java
6 101 (32.48%) Degree
7 100 (32.15%) C++
8 91 (29.26%) JavaScript
9 79 (25.40%) OO
10 77 (24.76%) Windows
10 77 (24.76%) SQL
11 71 (22.83%) C
11 71 (22.83%) Computer Science
12 66 (21.22%) SQL Server
13 60 (19.29%) ASP.NET
13 60 (19.29%) MVC
14 54 (17.36%) TDD
15 51 (16.40%) jQuery
16 48 (15.43%) UNIX
17 47 (15.11%) OOP
17 47 (15.11%) Microsoft
18 45 (14.47%) Linux
18 45 (14.47%) Mathematics
19 42 (13.50%) CSS
20 41 (13.18%) Visual Studio
21 40 (12.86%) HTML
22 39 (12.54%) .NET Framework
22 39 (12.54%) Subversion
23 38 (12.22%) Scrum
24 35 (11.25%) ASP.NET MVC

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 11 (3.54%) Tomcat
2 9 (2.89%) IIS
2 9 (2.89%) JBoss
3 7 (2.25%) Apache
4 3 (0.96%) CICS
4 3 (0.96%) CMS
4 3 (0.96%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.64%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.64%) SAS
5 2 (0.64%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.32%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.32%) TeamSite
6 1 (0.32%) Drupal
Applications
1 16 (5.14%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.96%) MS Office
3 1 (0.32%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (8.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (8.04%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (1.93%) SaaS
4 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (6.43%) Ethernet
2 7 (2.25%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.29%) HTTP
3 4 (1.29%) SMTP
4 2 (0.64%) SNMP
4 2 (0.64%) DNS
4 2 (0.64%) Intranet
4 2 (0.64%) Internet
5 1 (0.32%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.32%) CTI
5 1 (0.32%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (21.22%) SQL Server
2 34 (10.93%) Relational Database
3 21 (6.75%) RDBMS
4 18 (5.79%) MySQL
5 10 (3.22%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (2.89%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (1.93%) Big Data
8 5 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.29%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.29%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.96%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (0.96%) VoltDB
10 3 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.64%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.64%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.32%) DTS
Development Applications
1 41 (13.18%) Visual Studio
2 39 (12.54%) Subversion
3 13 (4.18%) Git (software)
4 11 (3.54%) JIRA
5 8 (2.57%) JUnit
5 8 (2.57%) Selenium
6 7 (2.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (1.93%) Eclipse
8 5 (1.61%) IntelliJ
8 5 (1.61%) TeamCity
8 5 (1.61%) FishEye
8 5 (1.61%) Jenkins
9 4 (1.29%) Mercurial
9 4 (1.29%) Maven
10 3 (0.96%) InstallShield
10 3 (0.96%) GCC
10 3 (0.96%) NCrunch
11 2 (0.64%) Clang
11 2 (0.64%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.64%) Bugzilla
General
1 26 (8.36%) Electronics
2 20 (6.43%) Finance
3 15 (4.82%) Banking
4 11 (3.54%) Games
5 7 (2.25%) Retail
6 4 (1.29%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.29%) Law
6 4 (1.29%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.96%) Marketing
8 2 (0.64%) French Language
8 2 (0.64%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.64%) Legal
8 2 (0.64%) Automotive
9 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.32%) Military
9 1 (0.32%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (48.23%) .NET
2 60 (19.29%) ASP.NET
3 51 (16.40%) jQuery
4 42 (13.50%) CSS
5 40 (12.86%) HTML
6 39 (12.54%) .NET Framework
7 35 (11.25%) ASP.NET MVC
8 34 (10.93%) Ajax
9 31 (9.97%) NHibernate
9 31 (9.97%) Spring
10 28 (9.00%) OpenGL
10 28 (9.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 26 (8.36%) WPF
12 23 (7.40%) Qt
12 23 (7.40%) Hibernate
13 20 (6.43%) MFC
13 20 (6.43%) STL
13 20 (6.43%) Direct3D
14 18 (5.79%) J2EE
15 14 (4.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 71 (22.83%) Computer Science
2 45 (14.47%) Mathematics
3 28 (9.00%) Cryptography
4 24 (7.72%) Open Source
5 21 (6.75%) Visualisation
6 20 (6.43%) CUDA
7 19 (6.11%) Physics
8 10 (3.22%) Mobile App
9 9 (2.89%) Algorithms
10 8 (2.57%) Embedded Systems
11 7 (2.25%) Hedge funds
11 7 (2.25%) Equities
12 6 (1.93%) N-Tier
12 6 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (1.93%) User Experience
13 3 (0.96%) Analytical Skills
13 3 (0.96%) Mainframe
13 3 (0.96%) Artificial Intelligence
14 2 (0.64%) Online Games
14 2 (0.64%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 77 (24.76%) Windows
2 48 (15.43%) UNIX
3 45 (14.47%) Linux
4 14 (4.50%) Android
5 10 (3.22%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.61%) Embedded Linux
7 3 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.96%) Windows XP
7 3 (0.96%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.96%) zOS
8 2 (0.64%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.64%) CentOS
9 1 (0.32%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.32%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.32%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.32%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 278 (89.39%) Software Engineering
2 152 (48.87%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (25.40%) OO
4 60 (19.29%) MVC
5 54 (17.36%) TDD
6 47 (15.11%) OOP
7 38 (12.22%) Scrum
8 27 (8.68%) Unit Testing
9 26 (8.36%) E-Commerce
10 24 (7.72%) Mentoring
11 23 (7.40%) Software Testing
11 23 (7.40%) Automated Testing
12 22 (7.07%) Multithreading
12 22 (7.07%) Software Architecture
13 21 (6.75%) Waterfall
14 20 (6.43%) Linear Algebra
14 20 (6.43%) 3D Visualisation
15 16 (5.14%) Web Development
16 15 (4.82%) Manual Testing
17 12 (3.86%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 140 (45.02%) C#
2 105 (33.76%) Java
3 100 (32.15%) C++
4 91 (29.26%) JavaScript
5 77 (24.76%) SQL
6 71 (22.83%) C
7 34 (10.93%) Python
8 22 (7.07%) VC++
8 22 (7.07%) T-SQL
9 14 (4.50%) Perl
9 14 (4.50%) Ruby
10 11 (3.54%) PHP
10 11 (3.54%) PL/SQL
11 10 (3.22%) VB
12 9 (2.89%) VB.NET
13 6 (1.93%) Shell Script
13 6 (1.93%) VB6
14 5 (1.61%) Assembly Language
14 5 (1.61%) VBScript
15 3 (0.96%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 101 (32.48%) Degree
2 5 (1.61%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.29%) PhD
4 3 (0.96%) ISEB
4 3 (0.96%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.96%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.64%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.18%) QA
System Software
1 6 (1.93%) Firmware
2 3 (0.96%) Docker
3 2 (0.64%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (1.29%) Puppet
1 4 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.64%) OpenView
3 2 (0.64%) SCCM
3 2 (0.64%) SCOM
4 1 (0.32%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 47 (15.11%) Microsoft
2 30 (9.65%) Oracle
3 9 (2.89%) Apple
4 4 (1.29%) HP
4 4 (1.29%) Red Hat
5 3 (0.96%) Twitter
6 2 (0.64%) Typemock
6 2 (0.64%) Red Gate
6 2 (0.64%) Perforce
6 2 (0.64%) Sybase
7 1 (0.32%) SAP
7 1 (0.32%) IBM
7 1 (0.32%) Dell
7 1 (0.32%) Interwoven
7 1 (0.32%) VMware
7 1 (0.32%) Avaloq
7 1 (0.32%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.32%) Guidewire
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