The table below looks at the statistics for Software Engineering skills in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 31 20 18
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -2
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 225 341 311
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 7.11% 9.27% 9.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.04% 11.06% 11.63%
Number of salaries quoted 160 282 214
Average salary £38,500 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Software Engineering
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2798 3082 2673
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 88.38% 83.80% 82.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1779 2049 1746
Average salary £43,500 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.35% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £56,900 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Software Engineering
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Scotland region.

Software Engineering Salary Trend in Scotland

Software Engineering
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Software Engineering Salary Histogram in Scotland

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 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
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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 -3 117 £38,500 -3.75% 19
Glasgow -27 48 £40,000 +6.66% 7
Dundee +16 27 £37,500 - 2
Fife +1 13 £35,500 -12.88% 2
Aberdeen +4 7 £40,000 -5.88%
Aberdeenshire 0 3 £45,000 -
Argyll and Bute -1 3 £30,000 - 1
South Lanarkshire - 3 £25,000 -
West Lothian -7 2 - - 3
Midlothian - 1 £60,000 -
Moray - 1 - -
Software Engineering
UK

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering.

1 211 (46.58%) Java
2 200 (44.15%) Agile Software Development
3 199 (43.93%) Degree
4 178 (39.29%) C#
5 166 (36.64%) .NET
6 162 (35.76%) Computer Science
7 131 (28.92%) JavaScript
8 122 (26.93%) HTML
9 119 (26.27%) Linux
10 115 (25.39%) C++
11 109 (24.06%) OO
12 102 (22.52%) SDLC
13 101 (22.30%) SQL
14 90 (19.87%) Windows
15 89 (19.65%) SQL Server
16 86 (18.98%) CSS
17 79 (17.44%) ASP.NET
18 75 (16.56%) MVC
19 73 (16.11%) Scrum
20 69 (15.23%) jQuery
21 65 (14.35%) TDD
22 64 (14.13%) Relational Database
23 63 (13.91%) XML
24 62 (13.69%) Finance
25 61 (13.47%) Web Services
25 61 (13.47%) C
26 59 (13.02%) Spring
27 56 (12.36%) Python
28 55 (12.14%) Microsoft
29 54 (11.92%) Servlets

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Scotland region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 36 (7.95%) Apache
2 29 (6.40%) Tomcat
3 26 (5.74%) JBoss
4 24 (5.30%) WebSphere
5 7 (1.55%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (1.10%) SAS
6 5 (1.10%) IIS
7 3 (0.66%) Liferay
7 3 (0.66%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.44%) Node.js
8 2 (0.44%) CMS
8 2 (0.44%) Drupal
8 2 (0.44%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.22%) Mule
9 1 (0.22%) WordPress
9 1 (0.22%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.22%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.22%) GemFire
9 1 (0.22%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 20 (4.42%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.10%) MS Office
3 3 (0.66%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.44%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 7 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.32%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 21 (4.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (3.53%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (2.87%) SaaS
4 1 (0.22%) GitHub
4 1 (0.22%) Trello
4 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 30 (6.62%) Internet
2 23 (5.08%) Ethernet
3 15 (3.31%) CTI
4 9 (1.99%) TCP/IP
5 6 (1.32%) HTTP
6 2 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.44%) UPnP
7 1 (0.22%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.22%) ZigBee
7 1 (0.22%) NFC
7 1 (0.22%) Software-Defined Radio
7 1 (0.22%) Wireless
7 1 (0.22%) 802.11
7 1 (0.22%) RFID
7 1 (0.22%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (19.65%) SQL Server
2 64 (14.13%) Relational Database
3 46 (10.15%) RDBMS
4 36 (7.95%) MySQL
5 14 (3.09%) NoSQL
6 11 (2.43%) MongoDB
7 6 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (1.10%) JasperReports
8 5 (1.10%) DataStage
8 5 (1.10%) DB2
9 4 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.66%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.66%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.66%) Big Data
10 3 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.44%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.44%) Pentaho
11 2 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 48 (10.60%) Visual Studio
2 46 (10.15%) Git (software)
3 37 (8.17%) Maven
4 36 (7.95%) Subversion
5 22 (4.86%) Ant
6 21 (4.64%) JUnit
7 14 (3.09%) Eclipse
8 12 (2.65%) Flash Builder
9 10 (2.21%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (1.77%) JIRA
11 7 (1.55%) Jenkins
12 6 (1.32%) TeamCity
13 5 (1.10%) AccuRev
13 5 (1.10%) MSBuild
13 5 (1.10%) Hudson
13 5 (1.10%) Appcelerator Titanium
14 4 (0.88%) Cucumber
14 4 (0.88%) Selenium
15 3 (0.66%) JMeter
15 3 (0.66%) Rational DOORS
General
1 62 (13.69%) Finance
2 37 (8.17%) Banking
3 21 (4.64%) Electronics
4 17 (3.75%) Legal
5 14 (3.09%) Telecoms
6 13 (2.87%) Games
7 12 (2.65%) Retail
8 10 (2.21%) Corporate Banking
9 5 (1.10%) Financial Institution
9 5 (1.10%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.10%) Aerospace
9 5 (1.10%) Automotive
10 4 (0.88%) Front Office
10 4 (0.88%) Avionics
11 3 (0.66%) Back Office
11 3 (0.66%) Military
11 3 (0.66%) Billing
11 3 (0.66%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.44%) German Language
13 1 (0.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 196 (43.27%) Software Engineer
2 166 (36.64%) Developer
3 62 (13.69%) Java Developer
4 38 (8.39%) Senior Software Engineer
5 37 (8.17%) Senior Developer
6 36 (7.95%) Software Developer
7 32 (7.06%) .NET Developer
8 22 (4.86%) Graduate
8 22 (4.86%) Analyst
8 22 (4.86%) Senior Java Developer
9 18 (3.97%) Junior
10 15 (3.31%) Embedded Software Engineer
11 14 (3.09%) Tester
11 14 (3.09%) Graduate Developer
12 13 (2.87%) Web Developer
13 12 (2.65%) Architect
13 12 (2.65%) Programmer
14 11 (2.43%) Project Manager
15 10 (2.21%) Technical Specialist
15 10 (2.21%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 166 (36.64%) .NET
2 122 (26.93%) HTML
3 86 (18.98%) CSS
4 79 (17.44%) ASP.NET
5 69 (15.23%) jQuery
6 63 (13.91%) XML
7 61 (13.47%) Web Services
8 59 (13.02%) Spring
9 54 (11.92%) Servlets
10 51 (11.26%) JSP
11 49 (10.82%) HTML5
12 36 (7.95%) Hibernate
13 33 (7.28%) .NET Framework
14 32 (7.06%) Java EE
14 32 (7.06%) JMS
15 31 (6.84%) WPF
16 29 (6.40%) ASP.NET MVC
17 27 (5.96%) SOAP
18 26 (5.74%) J2EE
18 26 (5.74%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 162 (35.76%) Computer Science
2 47 (10.38%) Mathematics
2 47 (10.38%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (6.84%) Algorithms
4 25 (5.52%) Embedded Systems
5 20 (4.42%) Enterprise Software
5 20 (4.42%) Visualisation
6 17 (3.75%) Physics
7 12 (2.65%) Mobile App
8 10 (2.21%) GIS
9 9 (1.99%) CUDA
9 9 (1.99%) Data Structures
10 6 (1.32%) Inversion of Control
10 6 (1.32%) Device Driver
11 4 (0.88%) Grid Computing
11 4 (0.88%) Artificial Intelligence
11 4 (0.88%) SCADA
11 4 (0.88%) Telematics
11 4 (0.88%) User Experience
12 3 (0.66%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 119 (26.27%) Linux
2 90 (19.87%) Windows
3 48 (10.60%) Android
4 42 (9.27%) UNIX
5 31 (6.84%) Apple iOS
6 24 (5.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 21 (4.64%) Debian
8 5 (1.10%) Windows 7
8 5 (1.10%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.66%) VxWorks
10 2 (0.44%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.44%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.44%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (44.15%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (24.06%) OO
3 102 (22.52%) SDLC
4 75 (16.56%) MVC
5 73 (16.11%) Scrum
6 65 (14.35%) TDD
7 48 (10.60%) Unit Testing
8 39 (8.61%) Continuous Integration
9 34 (7.51%) OOP
10 32 (7.06%) OOD
10 32 (7.06%) UML
11 31 (6.84%) Mentoring
12 24 (5.30%) Automated Testing
13 22 (4.86%) Project Management
13 22 (4.86%) Waterfall
14 20 (4.42%) ITSM
15 19 (4.19%) Software Architecture
16 18 (3.97%) Content Management
17 17 (3.75%) 3D Visualisation
17 17 (3.75%) Linear Algebra
Programming Languages
1 211 (46.58%) Java
2 178 (39.29%) C#
3 131 (28.92%) JavaScript
4 115 (25.39%) C++
5 101 (22.30%) SQL
6 61 (13.47%) C
7 56 (12.36%) Python
8 34 (7.51%) Perl
9 22 (4.86%) T-SQL
10 21 (4.64%) PL/SQL
11 17 (3.75%) PHP
11 17 (3.75%) VC++
12 15 (3.31%) Shell Script
13 14 (3.09%) Ruby
14 10 (2.21%) Embedded C
15 8 (1.77%) Assembly Language
16 7 (1.55%) VB.NET
17 6 (1.32%) MATLAB
18 5 (1.10%) Embedded C++
19 4 (0.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 199 (43.93%) Degree
2 6 (1.32%) ISTQB
3 5 (1.10%) PhD
3 5 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (0.88%) ISEB
4 4 (0.88%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.44%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.22%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (8.61%) QA
2 1 (0.22%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.22%) DO-254
System Software
1 9 (1.99%) Firmware
2 3 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.22%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 55 (12.14%) Microsoft
2 52 (11.48%) Oracle
3 17 (3.75%) Xamarin
4 14 (3.09%) Sybase
5 10 (2.21%) IBM
6 5 (1.10%) Hyland
6 5 (1.10%) Telerik
6 5 (1.10%) Misys
7 4 (0.88%) Adobe
7 4 (0.88%) Google
8 3 (0.66%) NetSuite
8 3 (0.66%) VMware
8 3 (0.66%) Red Hat
8 3 (0.66%) Twitter
9 2 (0.44%) Talend
9 2 (0.44%) Avaloq
9 2 (0.44%) Wind River
9 2 (0.44%) SAP
10 1 (0.22%) EMC
10 1 (0.22%) Intel
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