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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 36 49 67
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 194 131 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 5.36% 4.31% 3.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.63% 4.56% 3.50%
Number of salaries quoted 161 93 81
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £34,375
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,150 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £50,000 £42,500
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
3447 2872 3003
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 95.22% 94.54% 94.29%
Number of salaries quoted 2198 1884 2051
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,500
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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +15 107 £40,000 - 12
Glasgow -6 54 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Fife +7 9 £35,750 +104.28%
Dundee +13 8 £30,250 -13.57% 1
Aberdeen +5 5 £40,000 -5.88%
West Lothian +3 3 £37,500 -2.59%
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £33,750 -
Argyll and Bute +2 1 £37,000 - 1
Lothian 0 1 £37,500 +1.35%
Perth and Kinross - 1 - -
Software Engineer
UK

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 406 (90.02%) Software Engineering
2 226 (50.11%) .NET
3 224 (49.67%) C#
4 192 (42.57%) Agile Software Development
5 157 (34.81%) C++
6 138 (30.60%) JavaScript
7 132 (29.27%) SQL
8 125 (27.72%) Java
9 123 (27.27%) Degree
10 121 (26.83%) C
11 112 (24.83%) ASP.NET
12 107 (23.73%) SQL Server
13 105 (23.28%) HTML
14 103 (22.84%) OO
14 103 (22.84%) Computer Science
15 99 (21.95%) MVC
16 94 (20.84%) Visual Studio
17 92 (20.40%) Linux
18 80 (17.74%) Microsoft
18 80 (17.74%) Unit Testing
19 76 (16.85%) CSS
20 73 (16.19%) Windows
20 73 (16.19%) jQuery
21 72 (15.96%) Mentoring
22 63 (13.97%) Ajax
23 59 (13.08%) Python
24 53 (11.75%) XML
25 51 (11.31%) Mathematics
26 50 (11.09%) .NET Framework
26 50 (11.09%) Automated Testing

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 35 (7.76%) SharePoint
2 24 (5.32%) Apache
3 20 (4.43%) Tomcat
4 14 (3.10%) IIS
5 9 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (1.77%) SAS
6 8 (1.77%) Node.js
7 5 (1.11%) CMS
8 4 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (0.89%) Drupal
9 3 (0.67%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.67%) Oracle Coherence
9 3 (0.67%) GemFire
9 3 (0.67%) CICS
9 3 (0.67%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.22%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.22%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.22%) TeamSite
Applications
1 35 (7.76%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.44%) MFGPRO
1 2 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.22%) Line 500
2 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.10%) Cloud Computing
2 12 (2.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (1.55%) GitHub
5 4 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.77%) Ethernet
2 15 (3.33%) Internet
3 10 (2.22%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.33%) HTTP
5 4 (0.89%) SMTP
6 3 (0.67%) DNS
6 3 (0.67%) Intranet
7 1 (0.22%) CTI
7 1 (0.22%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.22%) VPN
7 1 (0.22%) SNMP
7 1 (0.22%) CDMA
7 1 (0.22%) VoIP
7 1 (0.22%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (23.73%) SQL Server
2 49 (10.86%) Relational Database
3 26 (5.76%) RDBMS
4 24 (5.32%) SQL Server 2008
5 21 (4.66%) MySQL
6 20 (4.43%) Big Data
7 14 (3.10%) PostgreSQL
8 13 (2.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (1.77%) NoSQL
11 6 (1.33%) Hadoop
12 4 (0.89%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.67%) KDB
13 3 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
14 2 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 2 (0.44%) Pentaho
14 2 (0.44%) MongoDB
14 2 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database 11g
15 1 (0.22%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 94 (20.84%) Visual Studio
2 35 (7.76%) Subversion
3 22 (4.88%) Git (software)
4 20 (4.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (3.33%) Eclipse
6 11 (2.44%) Jenkins
7 10 (2.22%) JIRA
8 6 (1.33%) Maven
8 6 (1.33%) Ant
8 6 (1.33%) TeamCity
8 6 (1.33%) WinDbg
9 5 (1.11%) IntelliJ
10 4 (0.89%) JUnit
10 4 (0.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 4 (0.89%) Hudson
10 4 (0.89%) GCC
10 4 (0.89%) FishEye
10 4 (0.89%) LLVM
10 4 (0.89%) Selenium
10 4 (0.89%) ReSharper
General
1 28 (6.21%) Electronics
1 28 (6.21%) Law
2 25 (5.54%) Legal
3 20 (4.43%) Finance
3 20 (4.43%) Games
4 16 (3.55%) Banking
5 6 (1.33%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.11%) French Language
6 5 (1.11%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.67%) Marketing
7 3 (0.67%) Front Office
8 2 (0.44%) Advertising
8 2 (0.44%) Automotive
8 2 (0.44%) Military
8 2 (0.44%) Retail
9 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 226 (50.11%) .NET
2 112 (24.83%) ASP.NET
3 105 (23.28%) HTML
4 76 (16.85%) CSS
5 73 (16.19%) jQuery
6 63 (13.97%) Ajax
7 53 (11.75%) XML
8 50 (11.09%) .NET Framework
9 44 (9.76%) LINQ
10 43 (9.53%) Web Services
11 41 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 39 (8.65%) ASP.NET MVC
13 28 (6.21%) HTML5
14 26 (5.76%) WCF
15 25 (5.54%) Qt
15 25 (5.54%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 21 (4.66%) WPF
16 21 (4.66%) OpenGL
17 19 (4.21%) Hibernate
18 18 (3.99%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 103 (22.84%) Computer Science
2 51 (11.31%) Mathematics
3 30 (6.65%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (6.21%) Open Source
5 24 (5.32%) User Experience
6 21 (4.66%) Embedded Systems
7 18 (3.99%) Physics
7 18 (3.99%) Visualisation
8 17 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
8 17 (3.77%) CUDA
9 12 (2.66%) Artificial Intelligence
10 11 (2.44%) Cryptography
11 9 (2.00%) Mobile App
11 9 (2.00%) Client/Server
12 8 (1.77%) SystemC
13 7 (1.55%) N-Tier
13 7 (1.55%) Clustering
14 6 (1.33%) Firmware
15 4 (0.89%) Equities
15 4 (0.89%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 92 (20.40%) Linux
2 73 (16.19%) Windows
3 48 (10.64%) UNIX
4 35 (7.76%) Android
5 9 (2.00%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.89%) Windows Vista
8 3 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.67%) Windows XP
8 3 (0.67%) zOS
9 2 (0.44%) Debian
9 2 (0.44%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.44%) CentOS
10 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.22%) Windows CE
10 1 (0.22%) VMS
10 1 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 406 (90.02%) Software Engineering
2 192 (42.57%) Agile Software Development
3 103 (22.84%) OO
4 99 (21.95%) MVC
5 80 (17.74%) Unit Testing
6 72 (15.96%) Mentoring
7 50 (11.09%) Automated Testing
8 38 (8.43%) Web Development
9 34 (7.54%) OOP
10 31 (6.87%) TDD
11 29 (6.43%) Software Testing
12 25 (5.54%) RAD
12 25 (5.54%) Systems Analysis
12 25 (5.54%) Document Management
13 24 (5.32%) Software Architecture
14 22 (4.88%) SEO
14 22 (4.88%) Scrum
14 22 (4.88%) User Experience Design
15 20 (4.43%) Coaching
15 20 (4.43%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 224 (49.67%) C#
2 157 (34.81%) C++
3 138 (30.60%) JavaScript
4 132 (29.27%) SQL
5 125 (27.72%) Java
6 121 (26.83%) C
7 59 (13.08%) Python
8 43 (9.53%) Perl
9 33 (7.32%) Ruby
10 28 (6.21%) VBScript
11 24 (5.32%) T-SQL
12 18 (3.99%) PHP
12 18 (3.99%) Embedded C
13 17 (3.77%) VC++
14 14 (3.10%) Objective-C
15 13 (2.88%) Fortran
16 11 (2.44%) VB.NET
17 9 (2.00%) Shell Script
18 8 (1.77%) PL/SQL
18 8 (1.77%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 123 (27.27%) Degree
2 14 (3.10%) Postgraduate
3 13 (2.88%) PhD
4 5 (1.11%) ISEB
5 4 (0.89%) ISTQB
5 4 (0.89%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.89%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (6.87%) QA
2 8 (1.77%) SLA
3 1 (0.22%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 5 (1.11%) HDFS
2 3 (0.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (0.44%) Vagrant
1 2 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (0.44%) Puppet
2 1 (0.22%) SCCM
2 1 (0.22%) SCOM
2 1 (0.22%) Ganglia
2 1 (0.22%) Nagios
2 1 (0.22%) OpenView
Vendors
1 80 (17.74%) Microsoft
2 37 (8.20%) Oracle
3 13 (2.88%) JBoss
4 11 (2.44%) Twitter
5 7 (1.55%) Red Hat
6 6 (1.33%) Atmel
7 5 (1.11%) Perforce
8 4 (0.89%) Citrix
8 4 (0.89%) Sybase
8 4 (0.89%) Red Gate
8 4 (0.89%) Atlassian
9 3 (0.67%) Typemock
9 3 (0.67%) StreamBase
9 3 (0.67%) HP
9 3 (0.67%) VMware
10 2 (0.44%) Zend
11 1 (0.22%) Iron Speed
11 1 (0.22%) Guidewire
11 1 (0.22%) SAP
11 1 (0.22%) Sage
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