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

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 49 49 46
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 136 145 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 4.57% 4.33% 4.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.85% 4.52% 4.95%
Number of salaries quoted 90 101 100
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,400 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £47,500 £50,000
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
2806 3211 2749
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 94.19% 95.91% 94.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1767 2095 1731
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,000 £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 6 March 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 6 March 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
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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 +6 76 £38,500 -1.28% 17
West Lothian +1 13 £31,250 -17.76%
Glasgow -13 12 £37,500 -16.66% 3
Dundee +8 10 £31,000 -24.84%
Fife -1 7 £28,500 -31.32%
Aberdeen +7 4 £37,500 -15.73% 2
Aberdeenshire - 1 - -
Renfrewshire - 1 £37,500 -
Highlands - 1 - - 2
Software Engineer
UK

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 253 (88.15%) Software Engineering
2 147 (51.22%) Agile Software Development
3 133 (46.34%) .NET
4 118 (41.11%) C#
5 103 (35.89%) Java
6 100 (34.84%) Degree
7 88 (30.66%) C++
8 86 (29.97%) JavaScript
9 78 (27.18%) Windows
10 74 (25.78%) Computer Science
11 71 (24.74%) SQL
12 62 (21.60%) OO
13 61 (21.25%) C
14 58 (20.21%) MVC
15 55 (19.16%) TDD
15 55 (19.16%) ASP.NET
16 54 (18.82%) jQuery
17 52 (18.12%) SQL Server
18 49 (17.07%) UNIX
19 44 (15.33%) Scrum
20 40 (13.94%) Linux
20 40 (13.94%) CSS
20 40 (13.94%) HTML
20 40 (13.94%) Microsoft
21 39 (13.59%) OOP
21 39 (13.59%) .NET Framework
22 37 (12.89%) Mathematics
23 35 (12.20%) Spring
24 34 (11.85%) Subversion
25 32 (11.15%) ASP.NET MVC

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 6 (2.09%) JBoss
2 5 (1.74%) Tomcat
2 5 (1.74%) IIS
3 4 (1.39%) ArcGIS
3 4 (1.39%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.05%) CICS
4 3 (1.05%) Apache
5 2 (0.70%) SAS
5 2 (0.70%) CMS
5 2 (0.70%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.35%) Drupal
Applications
1 16 (5.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.35%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (8.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (7.32%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (3.14%) SaaS
4 1 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (6.27%) Ethernet
2 8 (2.79%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.70%) HTTP
3 2 (0.70%) SNMP
3 2 (0.70%) Intranet
4 1 (0.35%) Internet
4 1 (0.35%) 802.11
4 1 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.35%) ZigBee
4 1 (0.35%) Software-Defined Radio
4 1 (0.35%) ATM
4 1 (0.35%) SMTP
4 1 (0.35%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.35%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (18.12%) SQL Server
2 27 (9.41%) Relational Database
3 19 (6.62%) RDBMS
4 9 (3.14%) MySQL
5 8 (2.79%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (2.09%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (1.74%) MongoDB
7 5 (1.74%) Big Data
8 4 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (1.39%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.05%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.70%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.70%) SQLite
10 2 (0.70%) VoltDB
10 2 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 34 (11.85%) Subversion
2 30 (10.45%) Visual Studio
3 11 (3.83%) JUnit
3 11 (3.83%) JIRA
3 11 (3.83%) Git (software)
3 11 (3.83%) Selenium
4 6 (2.09%) GCC
4 6 (2.09%) FishEye
4 6 (2.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (2.09%) Maven
5 5 (1.74%) Jenkins
5 5 (1.74%) Clang
6 4 (1.39%) Cucumber
6 4 (1.39%) Mercurial
7 3 (1.05%) InstallShield
7 3 (1.05%) NCrunch
7 3 (1.05%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.70%) WinDbg
8 2 (0.70%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.35%) IntelliJ
General
1 24 (8.36%) Electronics
2 15 (5.23%) Finance
2 15 (5.23%) Banking
3 6 (2.09%) Retail
3 6 (2.09%) Games
4 5 (1.74%) Automotive
5 2 (0.70%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.70%) Avionics
6 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.35%) Marketing
6 1 (0.35%) Law
6 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.35%) Military
6 1 (0.35%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (46.34%) .NET
2 55 (19.16%) ASP.NET
3 54 (18.82%) jQuery
4 40 (13.94%) CSS
4 40 (13.94%) HTML
5 39 (13.59%) .NET Framework
6 35 (12.20%) Spring
7 32 (11.15%) ASP.NET MVC
8 31 (10.80%) Qt
8 31 (10.80%) NHibernate
9 30 (10.45%) WPF
10 29 (10.10%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 28 (9.76%) Ajax
11 28 (9.76%) OpenGL
12 25 (8.71%) Hibernate
13 20 (6.97%) J2EE
14 18 (6.27%) MFC
14 18 (6.27%) STL
14 18 (6.27%) Direct3D
15 13 (4.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 74 (25.78%) Computer Science
2 37 (12.89%) Mathematics
3 25 (8.71%) Cryptography
4 22 (7.67%) Open Source
5 19 (6.62%) Visualisation
6 18 (6.27%) CUDA
7 15 (5.23%) Physics
8 12 (4.18%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (3.14%) Mobile App
10 7 (2.44%) Hedge funds
10 7 (2.44%) Equities
11 6 (2.09%) N-Tier
11 6 (2.09%) GIS
11 6 (2.09%) Embedded Systems
12 4 (1.39%) Algorithms
12 4 (1.39%) Telematics
13 3 (1.05%) Artificial Intelligence
13 3 (1.05%) Device Driver
13 3 (1.05%) Mainframe
14 2 (0.70%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 78 (27.18%) Windows
2 49 (17.07%) UNIX
3 40 (13.94%) Linux
4 21 (7.32%) Android
5 16 (5.57%) Apple iOS
6 7 (2.44%) Embedded Linux
6 7 (2.44%) Windows Phone
7 6 (2.09%) Mac OS X
8 3 (1.05%) zOS
9 2 (0.70%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.70%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.70%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.70%) OpenWrt
10 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.35%) CentOS
10 1 (0.35%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (88.15%) Software Engineering
2 147 (51.22%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (21.60%) OO
4 58 (20.21%) MVC
5 55 (19.16%) TDD
6 44 (15.33%) Scrum
7 39 (13.59%) OOP
8 24 (8.36%) Software Testing
8 24 (8.36%) Unit Testing
9 23 (8.01%) Multithreading
10 22 (7.67%) E-Commerce
11 20 (6.97%) Software Architecture
12 19 (6.62%) Waterfall
12 19 (6.62%) Mentoring
13 18 (6.27%) Linear Algebra
13 18 (6.27%) 3D Visualisation
14 16 (5.57%) Automated Testing
15 13 (4.53%) Web Development
16 12 (4.18%) Manual Testing
17 11 (3.83%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 118 (41.11%) C#
2 103 (35.89%) Java
3 88 (30.66%) C++
4 86 (29.97%) JavaScript
5 71 (24.74%) SQL
6 61 (21.25%) C
7 29 (10.10%) Python
8 23 (8.01%) T-SQL
9 20 (6.97%) VC++
10 11 (3.83%) PL/SQL
10 11 (3.83%) Perl
11 10 (3.48%) VB.NET
12 8 (2.79%) PHP
12 8 (2.79%) Ruby
13 7 (2.44%) VB
14 6 (2.09%) Assembly Language
15 4 (1.39%) Shell Script
15 4 (1.39%) VB6
16 3 (1.05%) JCL
17 2 (0.70%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 100 (34.84%) Degree
2 5 (1.74%) VCP4
3 4 (1.39%) PhD
4 2 (0.70%) ISEB
4 2 (0.70%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.70%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.70%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.79%) QA
2 1 (0.35%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.35%) DO-254
System Software
1 7 (2.44%) Firmware
2 3 (1.05%) Docker
3 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (1.05%) Puppet
1 3 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.35%) OpenView
3 1 (0.35%) SCCM
3 1 (0.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 40 (13.94%) Microsoft
2 19 (6.62%) Oracle
3 9 (3.14%) Apple
4 7 (2.44%) Xamarin
5 3 (1.05%) HP
6 2 (0.70%) Hyland
6 2 (0.70%) Atmel
6 2 (0.70%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.35%) Guidewire
7 1 (0.35%) Typemock
7 1 (0.35%) Red Gate
7 1 (0.35%) Avaloq
7 1 (0.35%) Dell
7 1 (0.35%) Sybase
7 1 (0.35%) IBM
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