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

Location
3 months to
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 58 41 61
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 109 191 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 3.43% 4.71% 3.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.66% 4.96% 3.98%
Number of salaries quoted 71 154 74
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,300 £26,450
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £48,200 £45,000
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
2982 3849 2941
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 93.95% 95.01% 94.26%
Number of salaries quoted 1844 2517 1722
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,750 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
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 20 April 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 20 April 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 +11 73 £38,500 -3.75% 11
Glasgow -26 10 £38,750 -8.82% 2
Dundee -5 8 £30,000 -25.00% 1
Fife -6 6 £28,750 -29.44% 1
West Lothian -6 5 £31,000 -17.33%
Aberdeen +11 2 £46,250 +8.82% 1
Aberdeenshire - 1 - -
Software Engineer
UK

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 222 (86.05%) Software Engineering
2 130 (50.39%) Agile Software Development
3 114 (44.19%) .NET
4 105 (40.70%) C#
5 96 (37.21%) Java
6 90 (34.88%) Degree
7 87 (33.72%) JavaScript
8 83 (32.17%) C++
9 75 (29.07%) Windows
10 73 (28.29%) Computer Science
11 60 (23.26%) C
12 58 (22.48%) SQL
12 58 (22.48%) TDD
13 52 (20.16%) OO
14 51 (19.77%) MVC
15 50 (19.38%) jQuery
16 47 (18.22%) HTML
16 47 (18.22%) ASP.NET
17 45 (17.44%) CSS
17 45 (17.44%) UNIX
17 45 (17.44%) Scrum
18 43 (16.67%) SQL Server
19 39 (15.12%) Linux
19 39 (15.12%) OOP
20 36 (13.95%) Subversion
21 35 (13.57%) .NET Framework
22 33 (12.79%) Qt
23 32 (12.40%) Spring
23 32 (12.40%) Mathematics
24 31 (12.02%) Ajax

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 (1.94%) ArcGIS
2 4 (1.55%) SAS
2 4 (1.55%) IIS
2 4 (1.55%) JBoss
3 3 (1.16%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.78%) Apache
4 2 (0.78%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (4.65%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.39%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (7.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (5.81%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (4.26%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (3.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.36%) Ethernet
2 6 (2.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.78%) Intranet
4 1 (0.39%) Internet
4 1 (0.39%) 802.11
4 1 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.39%) ZigBee
4 1 (0.39%) Software-Defined Radio
4 1 (0.39%) SNMP
4 1 (0.39%) ATM
4 1 (0.39%) DHCP
4 1 (0.39%) DNS
4 1 (0.39%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 21 (8.14%) Relational Database
3 16 (6.20%) RDBMS
4 9 (3.49%) MySQL
5 6 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (1.94%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (1.16%) SQLite
8 3 (1.16%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.16%) Big Data
8 3 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.16%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.78%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.39%) DB2
10 1 (0.39%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.39%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 36 (13.95%) Subversion
2 30 (11.63%) Visual Studio
3 12 (4.65%) JUnit
4 10 (3.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (3.49%) Git (software)
5 9 (3.49%) JIRA
5 9 (3.49%) Selenium
6 6 (2.33%) FishEye
7 5 (1.94%) GCC
7 5 (1.94%) Clang
7 5 (1.94%) Maven
8 4 (1.55%) Cucumber
8 4 (1.55%) Jenkins
9 3 (1.16%) NCrunch
9 3 (1.16%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.16%) WinDbg
9 3 (1.16%) Mercurial
9 3 (1.16%) InstallShield
10 1 (0.39%) NUnit
10 1 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
General
1 25 (9.69%) Electronics
2 15 (5.81%) Banking
3 13 (5.04%) Finance
4 7 (2.71%) Automotive
5 4 (1.55%) Retail
6 2 (0.78%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.78%) Marketing
6 2 (0.78%) Avionics
6 2 (0.78%) Games
7 1 (0.39%) Military
7 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.39%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (44.19%) .NET
2 50 (19.38%) jQuery
3 47 (18.22%) ASP.NET
3 47 (18.22%) HTML
4 45 (17.44%) CSS
5 35 (13.57%) .NET Framework
6 33 (12.79%) Qt
7 32 (12.40%) Spring
8 31 (12.02%) Ajax
9 30 (11.63%) WPF
10 29 (11.24%) OpenGL
11 26 (10.08%) ASP.NET MVC
12 24 (9.30%) Hibernate
13 21 (8.14%) NHibernate
14 20 (7.75%) MFC
14 20 (7.75%) STL
15 19 (7.36%) J2EE
15 19 (7.36%) Entity Framework
15 19 (7.36%) Direct3D
16 12 (4.65%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 73 (28.29%) Computer Science
2 32 (12.40%) Mathematics
3 19 (7.36%) Visualisation
3 19 (7.36%) CUDA
4 15 (5.81%) Open Source
5 13 (5.04%) Physics
6 12 (4.65%) Cryptography
7 9 (3.49%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (2.71%) GIS
9 6 (2.33%) Artificial Intelligence
9 6 (2.33%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.94%) Embedded Systems
10 5 (1.94%) Telematics
11 4 (1.55%) N-Tier
11 4 (1.55%) Equities
11 4 (1.55%) Hedge funds
12 3 (1.16%) Algorithms
12 3 (1.16%) Device Driver
13 2 (0.78%) SCADA
13 2 (0.78%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 75 (29.07%) Windows
2 45 (17.44%) UNIX
3 39 (15.12%) Linux
4 29 (11.24%) Android
5 26 (10.08%) Apple iOS
6 8 (3.10%) Windows Phone
7 7 (2.71%) Embedded Linux
7 7 (2.71%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.78%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.78%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.78%) OpenWrt
9 1 (0.39%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.39%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.39%) CentOS
9 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (86.05%) Software Engineering
2 130 (50.39%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (22.48%) TDD
4 52 (20.16%) OO
5 51 (19.77%) MVC
6 45 (17.44%) Scrum
7 39 (15.12%) OOP
8 27 (10.47%) Software Testing
9 23 (8.91%) Unit Testing
10 22 (8.53%) Waterfall
11 21 (8.14%) Software Architecture
12 19 (7.36%) 3D Visualisation
12 19 (7.36%) Linear Algebra
13 17 (6.59%) Mentoring
14 16 (6.20%) Multithreading
15 13 (5.04%) Automated Testing
15 13 (5.04%) Web Development
16 12 (4.65%) Continuous Integration
17 11 (4.26%) E-Commerce
18 10 (3.88%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 105 (40.70%) C#
2 96 (37.21%) Java
3 87 (33.72%) JavaScript
4 83 (32.17%) C++
5 60 (23.26%) C
6 58 (22.48%) SQL
7 29 (11.24%) Python
8 21 (8.14%) VC++
9 17 (6.59%) T-SQL
10 13 (5.04%) PL/SQL
11 12 (4.65%) Perl
12 9 (3.49%) VB.NET
13 7 (2.71%) PHP
14 6 (2.33%) VB
15 4 (1.55%) Lisp
15 4 (1.55%) Shell Script
15 4 (1.55%) Embedded C
15 4 (1.55%) Embedded C++
16 3 (1.16%) Assembly Language
16 3 (1.16%) VB6
Qualifications
1 90 (34.88%) Degree
2 6 (2.33%) PhD
3 3 (1.16%) ISEB
4 2 (0.78%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.78%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.78%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.39%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.43%) QA
2 1 (0.39%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.39%) DO-254
2 1 (0.39%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (2.71%) Firmware
2 3 (1.16%) Docker
3 1 (0.39%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (1.16%) Puppet
1 3 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 30 (11.63%) Microsoft
2 17 (6.59%) Oracle
3 9 (3.49%) Apple
4 8 (3.10%) Xamarin
5 4 (1.55%) Atmel
6 2 (0.78%) Hyland
7 1 (0.39%) Sybase
7 1 (0.39%) HP
7 1 (0.39%) Dell
7 1 (0.39%) Red Hat
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