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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 23 27 32
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +5
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 318 233 175
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 8.77% 7.53% 5.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.68% 9.22% 7.13%
Number of salaries quoted 258 163 136
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,650 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
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
2978 2527 2456
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 82.08% 81.70% 77.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1901 1651 1630
Average salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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 +9 174 £42,500 +13.33% 18
Glasgow -6 100 £35,000 -12.50% 9
Aberdeen +4 13 £46,250 +20.91% 1
Dundee +13 8 £35,250 +0.71% 1
Fife +6 7 £42,500 +142.85% 1
West Lothian +6 5 £37,500 -2.59% 2
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £33,750 -
Highlands - 2 £37,500 - 2
Argyll and Bute +2 1 £37,000 - 1
Lothian 0 1 £37,500 +1.35%
Perth and Kinross - 1 - -
Software Engineering
UK

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 332 (47.98%) .NET
2 316 (45.66%) C#
3 289 (41.76%) Agile Software Development
4 237 (34.25%) JavaScript
5 228 (32.95%) Java
6 213 (30.78%) SQL
7 210 (30.35%) Degree
8 186 (26.88%) C++
9 182 (26.30%) ASP.NET
10 180 (26.01%) Computer Science
11 170 (24.57%) SQL Server
12 163 (23.55%) HTML
13 156 (22.54%) MVC
14 155 (22.40%) OO
15 136 (19.65%) C
16 134 (19.36%) jQuery
17 116 (16.76%) Linux
18 110 (15.90%) CSS
19 109 (15.75%) Visual Studio
20 108 (15.61%) Microsoft
21 101 (14.60%) Mentoring
22 98 (14.16%) Unit Testing
23 94 (13.58%) Ajax
24 91 (13.15%) Relational Database
25 83 (11.99%) .NET Framework
26 80 (11.56%) XML
27 79 (11.42%) Mathematics
28 76 (10.98%) ASP.NET MVC
28 76 (10.98%) Windows
29 74 (10.69%) Python

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 45 (6.50%) Tomcat
2 43 (6.21%) Apache
3 40 (5.78%) SharePoint
4 18 (2.60%) Node.js
5 15 (2.17%) IIS
6 13 (1.88%) WebSphere
7 9 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
8 8 (1.16%) SAS
9 6 (0.87%) CMS
9 6 (0.87%) Drupal
10 5 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.43%) GemFire
11 3 (0.43%) Oracle Coherence
11 3 (0.43%) Umbraco
11 3 (0.43%) CICS
12 2 (0.29%) Alfresco
12 2 (0.29%) Joomla!
13 1 (0.14%) WordPress
13 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.14%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 65 (9.39%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.01%) MS Office
3 1 (0.14%) MS Project
3 1 (0.14%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 6 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.29%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.14%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 34 (4.91%) Amazon EC2
2 31 (4.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (1.73%) SaaS
4 10 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (1.01%) GitHub
6 4 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (4.05%) Internet
2 17 (2.46%) Ethernet
3 14 (2.02%) HTTP
4 10 (1.45%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.58%) SMTP
5 4 (0.58%) Wireshark
5 4 (0.58%) tcpdump
6 3 (0.43%) Intranet
6 3 (0.43%) DNS
7 2 (0.29%) VoIP
7 2 (0.29%) Firewall
8 1 (0.14%) ASN.1
8 1 (0.14%) SSH
8 1 (0.14%) VLAN
8 1 (0.14%) VPN
8 1 (0.14%) CDMA
8 1 (0.14%) SNMP
8 1 (0.14%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.14%) SSL
8 1 (0.14%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 170 (24.57%) SQL Server
2 91 (13.15%) Relational Database
3 44 (6.36%) MySQL
4 39 (5.64%) RDBMS
5 31 (4.48%) SQL Server 2008
6 29 (4.19%) Big Data
7 24 (3.47%) PostgreSQL
8 17 (2.46%) NoSQL
9 16 (2.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 12 (1.73%) SQL Server 2012
11 10 (1.45%) Hadoop
12 6 (0.87%) MongoDB
12 6 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (0.87%) Couchbase
13 5 (0.72%) Oracle Database
13 5 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 4 (0.58%) DB2
14 4 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
15 3 (0.43%) OLAP
15 3 (0.43%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 109 (15.75%) Visual Studio
2 48 (6.94%) Subversion
3 30 (4.34%) Git (software)
4 25 (3.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 18 (2.60%) Eclipse
6 14 (2.02%) Jenkins
7 12 (1.73%) Ant
7 12 (1.73%) Maven
8 10 (1.45%) JIRA
8 10 (1.45%) JUnit
9 6 (0.87%) ReSharper
9 6 (0.87%) WinDbg
9 6 (0.87%) Cucumber
10 5 (0.72%) GCC
10 5 (0.72%) Karma Test Runner
10 5 (0.72%) TeamCity
10 5 (0.72%) IntelliJ
11 4 (0.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 4 (0.58%) Grunt
11 4 (0.58%) LLVM
General
1 55 (7.95%) Finance
2 47 (6.79%) Law
3 41 (5.92%) Games
4 28 (4.05%) Legal
4 28 (4.05%) Electronics
5 25 (3.61%) Banking
6 11 (1.59%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.16%) Marketing
8 6 (0.87%) Retail
9 5 (0.72%) Front Office
9 5 (0.72%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.72%) French Language
10 4 (0.58%) Automotive
11 3 (0.43%) Advertising
12 2 (0.29%) Military
12 2 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.14%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 410 (59.25%) Software Engineer
2 282 (40.75%) Developer
3 161 (23.27%) Software Developer
4 90 (13.01%) Senior Software Engineer
5 88 (12.72%) Programmer
6 64 (9.25%) Java Developer
7 44 (6.36%) Software Programmer
8 43 (6.21%) .NET Developer
9 42 (6.07%) Senior Developer
10 34 (4.91%) Analyst
11 33 (4.77%) Junior
12 32 (4.62%) C# Developer
13 28 (4.05%) Applications Developer
14 27 (3.90%) Senior Software Developer
15 25 (3.61%) C# .NET Developer
16 24 (3.47%) Analyst Programmer
16 24 (3.47%) Senior Java Developer
17 23 (3.32%) Junior Software Engineer
17 23 (3.32%) Lead Developer
18 21 (3.03%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 332 (47.98%) .NET
2 182 (26.30%) ASP.NET
3 163 (23.55%) HTML
4 134 (19.36%) jQuery
5 110 (15.90%) CSS
6 94 (13.58%) Ajax
7 83 (11.99%) .NET Framework
8 80 (11.56%) XML
9 76 (10.98%) ASP.NET MVC
10 60 (8.67%) Web Services
11 56 (8.09%) Spring
12 54 (7.80%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 53 (7.66%) Hibernate
14 49 (7.08%) LINQ
14 49 (7.08%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 48 (6.94%) NHibernate
16 43 (6.21%) HTML5
17 36 (5.20%) WCF
18 32 (4.62%) WPF
19 30 (4.34%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 180 (26.01%) Computer Science
2 79 (11.42%) Mathematics
3 58 (8.38%) Analytical Skills
4 42 (6.07%) Open Source
5 41 (5.92%) Physics
6 29 (4.19%) Enterprise Software
7 28 (4.05%) Cryptography
8 26 (3.76%) User Experience
9 22 (3.18%) Embedded Systems
10 21 (3.03%) Mobile App
10 21 (3.03%) Visualisation
10 21 (3.03%) Artificial Intelligence
11 17 (2.46%) Management Information System
11 17 (2.46%) CUDA
12 14 (2.02%) Client/Server
13 10 (1.45%) Firmware
14 8 (1.16%) Data Integration
14 8 (1.16%) SystemC
15 7 (1.01%) Clustering
15 7 (1.01%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 116 (16.76%) Linux
2 76 (10.98%) Windows
3 62 (8.96%) UNIX
4 41 (5.92%) Android
5 24 (3.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (2.89%) Apple iOS
7 10 (1.45%) Debian
7 10 (1.45%) CentOS
8 8 (1.16%) Fedora
9 5 (0.72%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (0.43%) zOS
12 2 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
12 2 (0.29%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.14%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.14%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 289 (41.76%) Agile Software Development
2 156 (22.54%) MVC
3 155 (22.40%) OO
4 101 (14.60%) Mentoring
5 98 (14.16%) Unit Testing
6 55 (7.95%) Automated Testing
7 51 (7.37%) OOP
8 45 (6.50%) TDD
9 41 (5.92%) Web Development
10 37 (5.35%) E-Commerce
11 36 (5.20%) Scrum
12 35 (5.06%) OOD
13 29 (4.19%) Data Modelling
13 29 (4.19%) Coaching
13 29 (4.19%) Analytics
14 27 (3.90%) Continuous Integration
14 27 (3.90%) Document Management
15 26 (3.76%) Systems Analysis
15 26 (3.76%) RAD
16 25 (3.61%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 316 (45.66%) C#
2 237 (34.25%) JavaScript
3 228 (32.95%) Java
4 213 (30.78%) SQL
5 186 (26.88%) C++
6 136 (19.65%) C
7 74 (10.69%) Python
8 60 (8.67%) T-SQL
9 44 (6.36%) Perl
10 39 (5.64%) Ruby
11 37 (5.35%) PHP
12 26 (3.76%) VBScript
13 22 (3.18%) Embedded C
14 17 (2.46%) VC++
14 17 (2.46%) VB.NET
15 14 (2.02%) Shell Script
16 13 (1.88%) PL/SQL
17 12 (1.73%) Fortran
18 10 (1.45%) Objective-C
19 9 (1.30%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 210 (30.35%) Degree
2 26 (3.76%) PhD
3 14 (2.02%) Postgraduate
4 5 (0.72%) Security Cleared
5 4 (0.58%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.58%) GIAC
6 2 (0.29%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.29%) ISEB
6 2 (0.29%) HND
7 1 (0.14%) CCNP
7 1 (0.14%) CCNA
7 1 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (4.62%) QA
2 12 (1.73%) SLA
3 2 (0.29%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (0.72%) Hyper-V
1 5 (0.72%) HDFS
2 4 (0.58%) Snort
3 1 (0.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.29%) Puppet
1 2 (0.29%) Vagrant
1 2 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.14%) OpenView
2 1 (0.14%) Nagios
2 1 (0.14%) SCCM
2 1 (0.14%) SCOM
2 1 (0.14%) Ganglia
2 1 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 108 (15.61%) Microsoft
2 59 (8.53%) Oracle
3 21 (3.03%) JBoss
4 11 (1.59%) Twitter
5 10 (1.45%) Sybase
6 9 (1.30%) Dell
6 9 (1.30%) Red Hat
7 7 (1.01%) Zend
8 6 (0.87%) Atmel
9 5 (0.72%) FrontRange
9 5 (0.72%) Perforce
9 5 (0.72%) VMware
10 4 (0.58%) Citrix
10 4 (0.58%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.43%) Typemock
11 3 (0.43%) Iron Speed
11 3 (0.43%) Red Gate
11 3 (0.43%) StreamBase
12 2 (0.29%) Intel
12 2 (0.29%) LexisNexis
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