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

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 65 29 34
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 107 265 170
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 3.37% 6.97% 5.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.61% 7.33% 5.47%
Number of salaries quoted 78 226 114
Average salary £38,500 £38,750 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.64% +9.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £28,150
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £42,850
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
2962 3615 3109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 93.41% 95.13% 95.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1900 2392 2009
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 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,500 £57,850
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 1 July 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 1 July 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 -23 61 £38,500 -3.75% 14
Dundee -6 13 £41,250 +10.00% 4
Glasgow -49 12 £40,000 - 8
Fife +3 11 £36,250 -9.37% 3
Aberdeen +22 7 £40,000 +14.28%
Argyll and Bute -1 2 £29,750 -
West Lothian -11 1 - - 1
Software Engineer
UK

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 207 (88.46%) Software Engineering
2 116 (49.57%) Agile Software Development
3 105 (44.87%) C#
4 96 (41.03%) Degree
5 95 (40.60%) .NET
6 93 (39.74%) C++
7 88 (37.61%) Java
8 77 (32.91%) Computer Science
9 75 (32.05%) JavaScript
10 68 (29.06%) Windows
11 63 (26.92%) C
12 62 (26.50%) SDLC
13 54 (23.08%) TDD
14 51 (21.79%) SQL
15 50 (21.37%) Linux
16 41 (17.52%) OO
16 41 (17.52%) HTML
16 41 (17.52%) Scrum
17 40 (17.09%) MVC
18 38 (16.24%) ASP.NET
19 37 (15.81%) jQuery
19 37 (15.81%) Android
20 36 (15.38%) CSS
21 34 (14.53%) Python
22 31 (13.25%) OOP
23 30 (12.82%) Mathematics
24 28 (11.97%) Qt
24 28 (11.97%) Subversion
24 28 (11.97%) .NET Framework
24 28 (11.97%) Apple iOS

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 (2.14%) Apache
1 5 (2.14%) ArcGIS
2 4 (1.71%) WebSphere
2 4 (1.71%) JBoss
3 3 (1.28%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.28%) SAS
4 1 (0.43%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (5.98%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.85%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 16 (6.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.85%) SaaS
3 7 (2.99%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.43%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.12%) Ethernet
2 8 (3.42%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.71%) HTTP
3 4 (1.71%) Internet
4 3 (1.28%) CTI
5 1 (0.43%) DNS
5 1 (0.43%) 802.11
5 1 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.43%) UPnP
5 1 (0.43%) ZigBee
5 1 (0.43%) Software-Defined Radio
5 1 (0.43%) SNMP
5 1 (0.43%) ATM
5 1 (0.43%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (9.40%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.41%) Relational Database
3 9 (3.85%) MySQL
4 8 (3.42%) RDBMS
5 4 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (1.71%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.28%) SQLite
7 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.85%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.43%) Big Data
8 1 (0.43%) DB2
8 1 (0.43%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 28 (11.97%) Subversion
2 26 (11.11%) Visual Studio
3 12 (5.13%) JUnit
4 9 (3.85%) Git (software)
5 8 (3.42%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (2.14%) JIRA
6 5 (2.14%) Selenium
7 4 (1.71%) Maven
7 4 (1.71%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 3 (1.28%) GCC
8 3 (1.28%) FishEye
8 3 (1.28%) Jenkins
8 3 (1.28%) Clang
8 3 (1.28%) WinDbg
9 2 (0.85%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.85%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (0.85%) TestComplete
9 2 (0.85%) Rational Rhapsody
10 1 (0.43%) Emacs
10 1 (0.43%) Ranorex
General
1 24 (10.26%) Electronics
2 11 (4.70%) Finance
3 9 (3.85%) Banking
4 5 (2.14%) Automotive
5 4 (1.71%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.28%) Back Office
6 3 (1.28%) Military
6 3 (1.28%) Aerospace
6 3 (1.28%) Marketing
6 3 (1.28%) Avionics
7 2 (0.85%) German Language
8 1 (0.43%) Retail
8 1 (0.43%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.43%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (40.60%) .NET
2 41 (17.52%) HTML
3 38 (16.24%) ASP.NET
4 37 (15.81%) jQuery
5 36 (15.38%) CSS
6 28 (11.97%) .NET Framework
6 28 (11.97%) Qt
7 27 (11.54%) Ajax
8 22 (9.40%) Spring
9 21 (8.97%) WPF
10 19 (8.12%) MFC
10 19 (8.12%) STL
10 19 (8.12%) ASP.NET MVC
11 18 (7.69%) OpenGL
12 16 (6.84%) NHibernate
13 15 (6.41%) Hibernate
14 14 (5.98%) Entity Framework
15 13 (5.56%) Direct3D
15 13 (5.56%) XML
15 13 (5.56%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 77 (32.91%) Computer Science
2 30 (12.82%) Mathematics
3 19 (8.12%) Visualisation
4 13 (5.56%) CUDA
4 13 (5.56%) Embedded Systems
5 12 (5.13%) GIS
6 11 (4.70%) Algorithms
7 9 (3.85%) Cryptography
8 8 (3.42%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (2.99%) Mobile App
9 7 (2.99%) Physics
10 5 (2.14%) Device Driver
11 4 (1.71%) Artificial Intelligence
11 4 (1.71%) SCADA
11 4 (1.71%) Telematics
11 4 (1.71%) Analytical Skills
12 2 (0.85%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.85%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.85%) Grid Computing
13 1 (0.43%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 68 (29.06%) Windows
2 50 (21.37%) Linux
3 37 (15.81%) Android
4 28 (11.97%) Apple iOS
5 23 (9.83%) UNIX
6 7 (2.99%) Mac OS X
6 7 (2.99%) Windows Phone
7 5 (2.14%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.85%) OpenWrt
9 1 (0.43%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.43%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (88.46%) Software Engineering
2 116 (49.57%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (26.50%) SDLC
4 54 (23.08%) TDD
5 41 (17.52%) Scrum
5 41 (17.52%) OO
6 40 (17.09%) MVC
7 31 (13.25%) OOP
8 25 (10.68%) Waterfall
9 23 (9.83%) Unit Testing
9 23 (9.83%) Software Testing
10 20 (8.55%) Software Architecture
11 19 (8.12%) Mentoring
12 18 (7.69%) Linear Algebra
12 18 (7.69%) 3D Visualisation
13 17 (7.26%) OOD
14 16 (6.84%) UML
15 15 (6.41%) Continuous Integration
16 10 (4.27%) Web Development
17 8 (3.42%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 105 (44.87%) C#
2 93 (39.74%) C++
3 88 (37.61%) Java
4 75 (32.05%) JavaScript
5 63 (26.92%) C
6 51 (21.79%) SQL
7 34 (14.53%) Python
8 18 (7.69%) VC++
9 12 (5.13%) T-SQL
10 11 (4.70%) Perl
11 9 (3.85%) PL/SQL
12 8 (3.42%) Embedded C
13 7 (2.99%) Embedded C++
13 7 (2.99%) PHP
14 6 (2.56%) VB
15 4 (1.71%) VB.NET
15 4 (1.71%) Shell Script
15 4 (1.71%) MATLAB
16 3 (1.28%) Lisp
16 3 (1.28%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 96 (41.03%) Degree
2 4 (1.71%) PhD
3 3 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (1.28%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.85%) ISEB
4 2 (0.85%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.43%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (0.43%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.26%) QA
2 1 (0.43%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.43%) DO-254
2 1 (0.43%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (3.42%) Firmware
2 1 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.43%) Docker
2 1 (0.43%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.43%) Puppet
1 1 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 23 (9.83%) Microsoft
2 13 (5.56%) Oracle
2 13 (5.56%) Xamarin
3 5 (2.14%) Apple
4 4 (1.71%) Telerik
4 4 (1.71%) Atmel
5 3 (1.28%) NetSuite
5 3 (1.28%) Hyland
6 2 (0.85%) Avaloq
7 1 (0.43%) Wind River
7 1 (0.43%) Twitter
7 1 (0.43%) Google
7 1 (0.43%) VMware
7 1 (0.43%) HP
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