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

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 62 31 37
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 113 246 170
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 3.58% 6.63% 5.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.82% 7.00% 5.46%
Number of salaries quoted 86 206 116
Average salary £37,750 £38,250 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.30% +5.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £47,500 £42,500
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
2958 3515 3112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 93.70% 94.74% 95.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1912 2303 2050
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
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 30 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 30 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 -28 53 £38,500 -3.75% 17
Dundee +7 25 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Fife +4 14 £36,000 -14.28% 1
Glasgow -47 11 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Aberdeen +20 7 £40,000 +6.66%
Argyll and Bute 0 3 £30,000 -
West Lothian -11 1 - - 1
Software Engineer
UK

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 197 (88.74%) Software Engineering
2 108 (48.65%) Agile Software Development
3 102 (45.95%) C#
4 98 (44.14%) C++
5 91 (40.99%) Java
6 90 (40.54%) Degree
7 82 (36.94%) .NET
8 78 (35.14%) Computer Science
9 66 (29.73%) JavaScript
9 66 (29.73%) Windows
10 57 (25.68%) Linux
11 56 (25.23%) C
12 54 (24.32%) SDLC
13 51 (22.97%) TDD
14 49 (22.07%) SQL
15 45 (20.27%) Android
16 41 (18.47%) Scrum
17 40 (18.02%) OO
18 39 (17.57%) HTML
19 38 (17.12%) Python
20 37 (16.67%) MVC
20 37 (16.67%) Mathematics
21 36 (16.22%) Apple iOS
22 34 (15.32%) CSS
23 29 (13.06%) OOP
24 28 (12.61%) ASP.NET
25 27 (12.16%) Visual Studio
26 26 (11.71%) jQuery
27 25 (11.26%) Qt
27 25 (11.26%) Subversion

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 6 (2.70%) Apache
2 5 (2.25%) ArcGIS
3 4 (1.80%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.80%) JBoss
4 3 (1.35%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.35%) SAS
5 2 (0.90%) Node.js
Applications
1 13 (5.86%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.90%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (4.05%) SaaS
3 3 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.45%) Trello
4 1 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.56%) Ethernet
2 7 (3.15%) TCP/IP
3 6 (2.70%) HTTP
3 6 (2.70%) Internet
4 3 (1.35%) CTI
5 2 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.90%) UPnP
6 1 (0.45%) ZigBee
6 1 (0.45%) Software-Defined Radio
6 1 (0.45%) Wireless
6 1 (0.45%) DHCP
6 1 (0.45%) 802.11
6 1 (0.45%) SNMP
6 1 (0.45%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.66%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.86%) Relational Database
3 10 (4.50%) MySQL
4 5 (2.25%) RDBMS
5 4 (1.80%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.35%) SQLite
7 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.90%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.45%) Big Data
8 1 (0.45%) DB2
8 1 (0.45%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 27 (12.16%) Visual Studio
2 25 (11.26%) Subversion
3 13 (5.86%) JUnit
4 10 (4.50%) Git (software)
5 7 (3.15%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (2.25%) Maven
6 5 (2.25%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 5 (2.25%) Jenkins
7 4 (1.80%) Selenium
8 3 (1.35%) JIRA
8 3 (1.35%) WinDbg
8 3 (1.35%) GCC
8 3 (1.35%) Clang
9 2 (0.90%) Rational Rhapsody
9 2 (0.90%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.90%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (0.90%) TestComplete
10 1 (0.45%) TestNG
10 1 (0.45%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.45%) Eclipse
General
1 21 (9.46%) Electronics
2 9 (4.05%) Finance
2 9 (4.05%) Banking
3 7 (3.15%) Games
4 5 (2.25%) Automotive
4 5 (2.25%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.80%) Aerospace
6 3 (1.35%) Marketing
6 3 (1.35%) Back Office
6 3 (1.35%) Avionics
7 2 (0.90%) German Language
7 2 (0.90%) Military
8 1 (0.45%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.45%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (36.94%) .NET
2 39 (17.57%) HTML
3 34 (15.32%) CSS
4 28 (12.61%) ASP.NET
5 26 (11.71%) jQuery
6 25 (11.26%) Qt
7 20 (9.01%) .NET Framework
8 19 (8.56%) Ajax
8 19 (8.56%) MFC
8 19 (8.56%) STL
9 18 (8.11%) WPF
10 17 (7.66%) Spring
11 15 (6.76%) OpenGL
11 15 (6.76%) Java SE
12 14 (6.31%) XML
13 13 (5.86%) Web Services
14 12 (5.41%) ASP.NET MVC
15 11 (4.95%) WinForms
16 10 (4.50%) Hibernate
16 10 (4.50%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 78 (35.14%) Computer Science
2 37 (16.67%) Mathematics
3 23 (10.36%) Algorithms
4 19 (8.56%) Visualisation
5 17 (7.66%) Embedded Systems
6 15 (6.76%) GIS
7 12 (5.41%) Mobile App
8 10 (4.50%) CUDA
9 9 (4.05%) Data Structures
10 8 (3.60%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (3.15%) Physics
12 5 (2.25%) Device Driver
13 4 (1.80%) Artificial Intelligence
13 4 (1.80%) SCADA
13 4 (1.80%) Telematics
13 4 (1.80%) Analytical Skills
14 3 (1.35%) Cryptography
14 3 (1.35%) 3D Graphics
15 2 (0.90%) Grid Computing
16 1 (0.45%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 66 (29.73%) Windows
2 57 (25.68%) Linux
3 45 (20.27%) Android
4 36 (16.22%) Apple iOS
5 19 (8.56%) UNIX
6 7 (3.15%) Mac OS X
6 7 (3.15%) Windows Phone
7 3 (1.35%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.90%) OpenWrt
9 1 (0.45%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.45%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (88.74%) Software Engineering
2 108 (48.65%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (24.32%) SDLC
4 51 (22.97%) TDD
5 41 (18.47%) Scrum
6 40 (18.02%) OO
7 37 (16.67%) MVC
8 29 (13.06%) OOP
9 24 (10.81%) Waterfall
10 23 (10.36%) OOD
10 23 (10.36%) Software Testing
11 22 (9.91%) Unit Testing
12 20 (9.01%) Continuous Integration
13 18 (8.11%) 3D Visualisation
13 18 (8.11%) UML
13 18 (8.11%) Software Architecture
13 18 (8.11%) Linear Algebra
14 14 (6.31%) Mentoring
15 10 (4.50%) Web Development
16 9 (4.05%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 102 (45.95%) C#
2 98 (44.14%) C++
3 91 (40.99%) Java
4 66 (29.73%) JavaScript
5 56 (25.23%) C
6 49 (22.07%) SQL
7 38 (17.12%) Python
8 18 (8.11%) VC++
9 10 (4.50%) Perl
10 8 (3.60%) PHP
10 8 (3.60%) Embedded C
10 8 (3.60%) Ruby
11 7 (3.15%) Embedded C++
11 7 (3.15%) PL/SQL
11 7 (3.15%) T-SQL
12 4 (1.80%) VB
12 4 (1.80%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.80%) MATLAB
13 3 (1.35%) Lisp
13 3 (1.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 90 (40.54%) Degree
2 4 (1.80%) PhD
3 3 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (1.35%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.90%) ISEB
4 2 (0.90%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.45%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (0.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.66%) QA
2 1 (0.45%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.45%) DO-254
2 1 (0.45%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (3.60%) Firmware
2 1 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.45%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 16 (7.21%) Microsoft
2 15 (6.76%) Xamarin
3 10 (4.50%) Oracle
4 5 (2.25%) Telerik
5 4 (1.80%) Hyland
5 4 (1.80%) Atmel
6 3 (1.35%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.90%) Avaloq
8 1 (0.45%) Wind River
8 1 (0.45%) Google
8 1 (0.45%) Apple
8 1 (0.45%) VMware
8 1 (0.45%) Twitter
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