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

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 23 29 20
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -9
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 262 235 256
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 8.44% 6.77% 8.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.05% 8.24% 11.06%
Number of salaries quoted 186 166 187
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,250 £28,400
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +9.33%
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
2607 2853 2314
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 83.99% 82.15% 79.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1639 1878 1437
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 4 March 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 4 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
(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 +10 143 £40,500 +3.84% 28
Glasgow 0 64 £42,500 -2.85% 8
West Lothian +4 19 £35,000 -7.89% 3
Dundee +3 10 £31,000 -38.00% 2
Fife -8 4 £28,500 -30.06% 1
Aberdeen +3 3 £39,000 -22.00% 3
Stirling -13 1 - - 1
Aberdeenshire - 1 - -
Renfrewshire - 1 £37,500 -
Highlands - 1 - -
Software Engineering
UK

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 276 (50.74%) Agile Software Development
2 261 (47.98%) .NET
3 226 (41.54%) C#
4 207 (38.05%) Degree
5 201 (36.95%) JavaScript
6 192 (35.29%) Java
7 153 (28.13%) ASP.NET
8 152 (27.94%) Computer Science
9 147 (27.02%) MVC
10 146 (26.84%) SQL Server
11 142 (26.10%) SQL
12 131 (24.08%) jQuery
13 117 (21.51%) OO
14 112 (20.59%) C++
15 107 (19.67%) HTML
16 90 (16.54%) CSS
16 90 (16.54%) ASP.NET MVC
17 83 (15.26%) Microsoft
18 80 (14.71%) Scrum
18 80 (14.71%) TDD
19 77 (14.15%) Windows
20 72 (13.24%) .NET Framework
21 70 (12.87%) NHibernate
21 70 (12.87%) C
22 69 (12.68%) T-SQL
23 68 (12.50%) Visual Studio
24 67 (12.32%) Linux
24 67 (12.32%) Finance
25 66 (12.13%) Ajax
26 60 (11.03%) Oracle

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 23 (4.23%) Tomcat
2 21 (3.86%) JBoss
3 20 (3.68%) Apache
4 11 (2.02%) WebSphere
4 11 (2.02%) IIS
5 8 (1.47%) Drupal
6 6 (1.10%) CICS
7 5 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (0.92%) CMS
8 4 (0.74%) Node.js
9 3 (0.55%) Liferay
9 3 (0.55%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.55%) Adobe CQ
10 2 (0.37%) SAS
10 2 (0.37%) WordPress
10 2 (0.37%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.18%) nginx
11 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 39 (7.17%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.55%) MS Office
3 1 (0.18%) Doxygen
3 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.18%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 11 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.10%) assyst
3 1 (0.18%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 49 (9.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (7.17%) Amazon EC2
3 21 (3.86%) SaaS
4 17 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.31%) Ethernet
2 13 (2.39%) Internet
3 11 (2.02%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.74%) Intranet
5 2 (0.37%) HTTP
5 2 (0.37%) SNMP
5 2 (0.37%) CTI
6 1 (0.18%) Software-Defined Radio
6 1 (0.18%) ZigBee
6 1 (0.18%) 802.11
6 1 (0.18%) SMTP
6 1 (0.18%) ATM
6 1 (0.18%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (26.84%) SQL Server
2 46 (8.46%) Relational Database
3 28 (5.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 27 (4.96%) RDBMS
5 26 (4.78%) MySQL
6 18 (3.31%) PostgreSQL
7 17 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
8 12 (2.21%) Big Data
8 12 (2.21%) SQL Server 2005
9 8 (1.47%) NoSQL
10 7 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (1.29%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (0.92%) MongoDB
12 4 (0.74%) Hadoop
13 3 (0.55%) Pentaho
14 2 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
14 2 (0.37%) DB2
14 2 (0.37%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 68 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 51 (9.38%) Subversion
3 28 (5.15%) Git (software)
4 17 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 16 (2.94%) JIRA
6 14 (2.57%) Maven
7 12 (2.21%) JUnit
8 10 (1.84%) Eclipse
9 9 (1.65%) Jenkins
9 9 (1.65%) Clang
10 8 (1.47%) Ant
11 7 (1.29%) Mercurial
11 7 (1.29%) NCrunch
12 6 (1.10%) FishEye
13 5 (0.92%) GCC
14 4 (0.74%) NUnit
14 4 (0.74%) Moq
14 4 (0.74%) Selenium
15 3 (0.55%) Talend Open Studio
15 3 (0.55%) TeamCity
General
1 67 (12.32%) Finance
2 38 (6.99%) Banking
3 24 (4.41%) Electronics
4 18 (3.31%) Retail
5 13 (2.39%) Games
6 12 (2.21%) Law
6 12 (2.21%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.74%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.74%) Advertising
7 4 (0.74%) Automotive
7 4 (0.74%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.37%) Legal
8 2 (0.37%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.37%) Avionics
8 2 (0.37%) Local Government
8 2 (0.37%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.18%) Czech Language
9 1 (0.18%) Marketing
9 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.18%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 267 (49.08%) Software Engineer
2 215 (39.52%) Developer
3 94 (17.28%) Software Developer
4 55 (10.11%) .NET Developer
5 50 (9.19%) Senior Software Engineer
6 40 (7.35%) C# Developer
7 38 (6.99%) Programmer
8 35 (6.43%) Java Developer
9 30 (5.51%) Senior Developer
10 28 (5.15%) .NET Software Engineer
11 23 (4.23%) Software Programmer
11 23 (4.23%) Project Manager
12 21 (3.86%) C# .NET Developer
13 16 (2.94%) Agile Project Manager
13 16 (2.94%) ASP.NET Developer
14 15 (2.76%) Analyst
14 15 (2.76%) Junior
15 14 (2.57%) .NET Software Developer
15 14 (2.57%) Web Developer
16 13 (2.39%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 261 (47.98%) .NET
2 153 (28.13%) ASP.NET
3 131 (24.08%) jQuery
4 107 (19.67%) HTML
5 90 (16.54%) CSS
5 90 (16.54%) ASP.NET MVC
6 72 (13.24%) .NET Framework
7 70 (12.87%) NHibernate
8 66 (12.13%) Ajax
9 56 (10.29%) Spring
10 55 (10.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 52 (9.56%) Web Services
12 45 (8.27%) XML
13 43 (7.90%) WPF
14 42 (7.72%) HTML5
15 39 (7.17%) Hibernate
15 39 (7.17%) WCF
16 34 (6.25%) OpenGL
17 29 (5.33%) Qt
18 28 (5.15%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 152 (27.94%) Computer Science
2 51 (9.38%) Mathematics
3 43 (7.90%) Cryptography
4 33 (6.07%) Analytical Skills
5 30 (5.51%) Open Source
6 27 (4.96%) Physics
6 27 (4.96%) Enterprise Software
7 19 (3.49%) Visualisation
8 18 (3.31%) CUDA
9 14 (2.57%) User Experience
10 13 (2.39%) N-Tier
11 9 (1.65%) Mobile App
12 8 (1.47%) Embedded Systems
13 7 (1.29%) Economics
13 7 (1.29%) Hedge funds
13 7 (1.29%) Equities
13 7 (1.29%) GIS
13 7 (1.29%) Algorithms
14 6 (1.10%) Mainframe
14 6 (1.10%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 77 (14.15%) Windows
2 67 (12.32%) Linux
3 45 (8.27%) UNIX
4 29 (5.33%) Android
5 27 (4.96%) Apple iOS
6 14 (2.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (1.65%) Debian
8 6 (1.10%) zOS
8 6 (1.10%) Embedded Linux
9 4 (0.74%) Windows Phone
10 3 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.55%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.55%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.37%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.37%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.37%) VxWorks
11 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.37%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 276 (50.74%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (27.02%) MVC
3 117 (21.51%) OO
4 80 (14.71%) Scrum
4 80 (14.71%) TDD
5 58 (10.66%) Mentoring
6 53 (9.74%) OOP
7 46 (8.46%) E-Commerce
8 33 (6.07%) Unit Testing
9 32 (5.88%) Multithreading
10 31 (5.70%) Continuous Integration
10 31 (5.70%) Web Development
11 24 (4.41%) Software Architecture
12 23 (4.23%) OOD
13 20 (3.68%) Waterfall
14 19 (3.49%) Project Management
14 19 (3.49%) Pair Programming
14 19 (3.49%) Project Planning
15 18 (3.31%) 3D Visualisation
15 18 (3.31%) Linear Algebra
Programming Languages
1 226 (41.54%) C#
2 201 (36.95%) JavaScript
3 192 (35.29%) Java
4 142 (26.10%) SQL
5 112 (20.59%) C++
6 70 (12.87%) C
7 69 (12.68%) T-SQL
8 58 (10.66%) Python
9 26 (4.78%) PL/SQL
9 26 (4.78%) Perl
10 25 (4.60%) PHP
11 20 (3.68%) VC++
12 15 (2.76%) VB.NET
12 15 (2.76%) Ruby
13 9 (1.65%) Shell Script
13 9 (1.65%) VB
14 8 (1.47%) Assembly Language
15 6 (1.10%) JCL
16 5 (0.92%) VB6
17 3 (0.55%) F#
Qualifications
1 207 (38.05%) Degree
2 10 (1.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (1.84%) VCP4
3 5 (0.92%) PhD
4 4 (0.74%) HND
4 4 (0.74%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.37%) ISEB
5 2 (0.37%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.37%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.18%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.18%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.18%) PMP
6 1 (0.18%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.49%) QA
2 1 (0.18%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.18%) DO-254
System Software
1 5 (0.92%) Firmware
2 3 (0.55%) Docker
3 2 (0.37%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (1.10%) Puppet
2 1 (0.18%) SCCM
2 1 (0.18%) SCOM
2 1 (0.18%) OpenView
Vendors
1 83 (15.26%) Microsoft
2 60 (11.03%) Oracle
3 19 (3.49%) Sybase
4 11 (2.02%) Apple
5 5 (0.92%) Iron Speed
5 5 (0.92%) Red Hat
5 5 (0.92%) Adobe
6 4 (0.74%) Google
6 4 (0.74%) Xamarin
7 3 (0.55%) Talend
7 3 (0.55%) Dell
7 3 (0.55%) Ab Initio
8 2 (0.37%) Hyland
8 2 (0.37%) Intel
9 1 (0.18%) LexisNexis
9 1 (0.18%) Guidewire
9 1 (0.18%) Avaloq
9 1 (0.18%) Red Gate
9 1 (0.18%) Typemock
9 1 (0.18%) Twitter
Fife
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Head Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Premier IT
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum + Comprehensive Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits, bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £23000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Competitive Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Dundee, Angus
Entrust People Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £65000.00 - £72000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Be-IT Resourcing
Salary: Salary DOE + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Stirling, Stirlingshire
QA Limited
Salary: £192.38 per week
Posted: 8 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Seebyte Ltd
Salary: From £24,000 to £39,000 per annum DOE + pension scheme and bonuses
Posted: 22 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Seebyte Ltd
Salary: From £22,000 to £28,000 per annum DOE + pension scheme and bonuses
Posted: 22 days ago