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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 31 46 51
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 212 140 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 5.68% 4.59% 4.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.99% 4.86% 4.42%
Number of salaries quoted 179 101 100
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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
3541 2880 2942
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 94.81% 94.52% 93.84%
Number of salaries quoted 2281 1889 2036
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,744
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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 +14 103 £40,000 - 13
Glasgow +10 68 £35,000 -9.67% 4
Dundee +10 9 £24,750 - 1
Aberdeen +7 9 £40,000 - 1
Fife +7 9 £31,500 +80.00% 1
West Lothian +12 3 £37,500 +1.35% 2
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £33,750 - 1
Lothian -1 1 £37,500 +1.35%
Highlands - 1 £25,000 -
Software Engineer
UK

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

1 393 (89.52%) Software Engineering
2 218 (49.66%) C#
3 211 (48.06%) .NET
4 159 (36.22%) C++
5 134 (30.52%) JavaScript
6 124 (28.25%) Java
7 121 (27.56%) C
7 121 (27.56%) SQL
8 119 (27.11%) Degree
9 110 (25.06%) ASP.NET
10 107 (24.37%) HTML
11 104 (23.69%) Computer Science
12 103 (23.46%) SQL Server
12 103 (23.46%) Agile Software Development
13 98 (22.32%) Linux
14 95 (21.64%) MVC
15 94 (21.41%) OO
16 91 (20.73%) Visual Studio
17 86 (19.59%) Unit Testing
18 77 (17.54%) CSS
19 76 (17.31%) Microsoft
20 72 (16.40%) Windows
21 67 (15.26%) jQuery
22 62 (14.12%) Python
23 57 (12.98%) Ajax
24 56 (12.76%) XML
25 51 (11.62%) Automated Testing
26 48 (10.93%) UNIX
26 48 (10.93%) Mathematics
26 48 (10.93%) Relational Database

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 36 (8.20%) SharePoint
2 24 (5.47%) Apache
3 17 (3.87%) Tomcat
4 12 (2.73%) IIS
5 9 (2.05%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (1.82%) SAS
6 8 (1.82%) Node.js
7 5 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (0.91%) Drupal
8 4 (0.91%) CMS
9 3 (0.68%) Oracle Coherence
9 3 (0.68%) GemFire
10 2 (0.46%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.46%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.23%) Joomla!
11 1 (0.23%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.23%) TeamSite
Applications
1 33 (7.52%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.05%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.46%) MFGPRO
3 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.23%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.19%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (1.59%) GitHub
3 6 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.68%) SaaS
5 3 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.64%) Ethernet
1 16 (3.64%) Internet
2 7 (1.59%) HTTP
2 7 (1.59%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.91%) SMTP
4 3 (0.68%) Intranet
4 3 (0.68%) DNS
5 1 (0.23%) CTI
5 1 (0.23%) VPN
5 1 (0.23%) SNMP
5 1 (0.23%) CDMA
5 1 (0.23%) VoIP
5 1 (0.23%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (23.46%) SQL Server
2 48 (10.93%) Relational Database
3 26 (5.92%) RDBMS
3 26 (5.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (4.56%) Big Data
5 18 (4.10%) MySQL
6 12 (2.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (2.73%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (2.51%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (1.82%) NoSQL
9 6 (1.37%) Hadoop
10 4 (0.91%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.68%) KDB
11 3 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.46%) Pentaho
12 2 (0.46%) MongoDB
13 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 91 (20.73%) Visual Studio
2 38 (8.66%) Subversion
3 25 (5.69%) Git (software)
4 22 (5.01%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (2.96%) Jenkins
6 12 (2.73%) Eclipse
7 11 (2.51%) JIRA
8 7 (1.59%) Maven
8 7 (1.59%) TeamCity
9 6 (1.37%) WinDbg
9 6 (1.37%) FishEye
10 5 (1.14%) ReSharper
10 5 (1.14%) Ant
10 5 (1.14%) JUnit
11 4 (0.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 4 (0.91%) LLVM
11 4 (0.91%) Hudson
11 4 (0.91%) GCC
12 3 (0.68%) Cucumber
12 3 (0.68%) IntelliJ
General
1 30 (6.83%) Electronics
2 26 (5.92%) Law
3 25 (5.69%) Legal
4 21 (4.78%) Finance
5 20 (4.56%) Games
6 14 (3.19%) Banking
7 7 (1.59%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.37%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.14%) French Language
10 4 (0.91%) Automotive
11 3 (0.68%) Front Office
11 3 (0.68%) Marketing
12 2 (0.46%) Retail
12 2 (0.46%) Military
12 2 (0.46%) Advertising
13 1 (0.23%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 211 (48.06%) .NET
2 110 (25.06%) ASP.NET
3 107 (24.37%) HTML
4 77 (17.54%) CSS
5 67 (15.26%) jQuery
6 57 (12.98%) Ajax
7 56 (12.76%) XML
8 45 (10.25%) Web Services
8 45 (10.25%) .NET Framework
9 43 (9.79%) LINQ
10 42 (9.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 34 (7.74%) ASP.NET MVC
12 28 (6.38%) HTML5
13 25 (5.69%) WCF
14 24 (5.47%) Qt
15 21 (4.78%) WPF
16 20 (4.56%) OpenGL
17 19 (4.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 18 (4.10%) Hibernate
19 17 (3.87%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 104 (23.69%) Computer Science
2 48 (10.93%) Mathematics
3 29 (6.61%) Open Source
4 21 (4.78%) Embedded Systems
5 17 (3.87%) Enterprise Software
5 17 (3.87%) Visualisation
5 17 (3.87%) Physics
6 16 (3.64%) CUDA
7 12 (2.73%) Artificial Intelligence
8 11 (2.51%) SystemC
9 9 (2.05%) Client/Server
10 7 (1.59%) N-Tier
10 7 (1.59%) Clustering
10 7 (1.59%) Mobile App
11 5 (1.14%) Firmware
12 4 (0.91%) NHS
12 4 (0.91%) DTV
12 4 (0.91%) Social Gaming
12 4 (0.91%) Life Science
13 3 (0.68%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 98 (22.32%) Linux
2 72 (16.40%) Windows
3 48 (10.93%) UNIX
4 38 (8.66%) Android
5 8 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (1.82%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.91%) Windows Vista
7 3 (0.68%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.46%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.46%) Debian
8 2 (0.46%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.46%) CentOS
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.23%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.23%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.23%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 393 (89.52%) Software Engineering
2 103 (23.46%) Agile Software Development
3 95 (21.64%) MVC
4 94 (21.41%) OO
5 86 (19.59%) Unit Testing
6 51 (11.62%) Automated Testing
7 40 (9.11%) Web Development
8 32 (7.29%) OOP
9 29 (6.61%) Software Testing
10 26 (5.92%) TDD
11 25 (5.69%) Systems Analysis
11 25 (5.69%) Document Management
11 25 (5.69%) RAD
12 24 (5.47%) SEO
12 24 (5.47%) User Experience Design
13 23 (5.24%) Software Architecture
14 22 (5.01%) Test Automation
15 20 (4.56%) Continuous Integration
16 19 (4.33%) Scrum
17 18 (4.10%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 218 (49.66%) C#
2 159 (36.22%) C++
3 134 (30.52%) JavaScript
4 124 (28.25%) Java
5 121 (27.56%) SQL
5 121 (27.56%) C
6 62 (14.12%) Python
7 45 (10.25%) Perl
8 32 (7.29%) Ruby
9 29 (6.61%) VBScript
10 21 (4.78%) Embedded C
11 20 (4.56%) T-SQL
12 18 (4.10%) PHP
13 16 (3.64%) VC++
14 14 (3.19%) Objective-C
15 12 (2.73%) Fortran
15 12 (2.73%) VB.NET
16 11 (2.51%) Shell Script
17 8 (1.82%) Lisp
17 8 (1.82%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 119 (27.11%) Degree
2 14 (3.19%) Postgraduate
3 12 (2.73%) PhD
4 5 (1.14%) ISEB
5 4 (0.91%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.68%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.68%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (7.52%) QA
2 8 (1.82%) SLA
3 1 (0.23%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 5 (1.14%) HDFS
2 4 (0.91%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.46%) Puppet
2 2 (0.46%) Vagrant
2 2 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.23%) OpenView
3 1 (0.23%) Nagios
3 1 (0.23%) SCCM
3 1 (0.23%) SCOM
3 1 (0.23%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 76 (17.31%) Microsoft
2 33 (7.52%) Oracle
3 11 (2.51%) JBoss
3 11 (2.51%) Twitter
4 7 (1.59%) Red Hat
5 6 (1.37%) Atmel
6 5 (1.14%) Perforce
6 5 (1.14%) Red Gate
7 4 (0.91%) Typemock
7 4 (0.91%) Atlassian
7 4 (0.91%) Citrix
7 4 (0.91%) Sybase
8 3 (0.68%) HP
8 3 (0.68%) VMware
8 3 (0.68%) StreamBase
9 2 (0.46%) Google
9 2 (0.46%) Zend
10 1 (0.23%) Telerik
10 1 (0.23%) Iron Speed
10 1 (0.23%) Intel
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