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

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 26 20 23
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +3
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 224 358 282
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 7.39% 9.44% 9.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.50% 11.42% 11.45%
Number of salaries quoted 132 291 183
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,100 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,900 £50,000 £50,000
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
2636 3134 2463
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 86.97% 82.65% 79.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1659 2076 1493
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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 2 June 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 2 June 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 -2 126 £38,500 -3.75% 25
Glasgow -15 61 £40,000 - 9
Dundee -1 11 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Aberdeen +19 8 £45,000 +9.09%
Fife -4 8 £35,000 -15.66% 2
Aberdeenshire +1 4 £45,000 -
West Lothian -9 3 £50,000 +42.85% 1
Argyll and Bute -3 2 £29,750 - 5
Software Engineering
UK

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 2 June 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.

1 231 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
2 202 (41.82%) Degree
3 198 (40.99%) .NET
4 191 (39.54%) C#
5 190 (39.34%) Java
6 162 (33.54%) JavaScript
7 149 (30.85%) Computer Science
8 124 (25.67%) HTML
9 123 (25.47%) SDLC
10 110 (22.77%) ASP.NET
11 106 (21.95%) SQL Server
12 100 (20.70%) C++
13 99 (20.50%) SQL
14 96 (19.88%) CSS
15 95 (19.67%) OO
15 95 (19.67%) jQuery
16 94 (19.46%) MVC
17 87 (18.01%) Linux
18 85 (17.60%) Windows
19 75 (15.53%) Scrum
20 73 (15.11%) Microsoft
21 69 (14.29%) C
21 69 (14.29%) Finance
22 67 (13.87%) Spring
23 64 (13.25%) TDD
24 61 (12.63%) Python
25 57 (11.80%) XML
25 57 (11.80%) Visual Studio
26 55 (11.39%) Web Services
27 54 (11.18%) HTML5

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 26 (5.38%) Apache
2 19 (3.93%) Tomcat
2 19 (3.93%) JBoss
3 15 (3.11%) WebSphere
4 10 (2.07%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (1.45%) IIS
6 5 (1.04%) Drupal
7 3 (0.62%) Liferay
7 3 (0.62%) Apache Solr
7 3 (0.62%) SAS
7 3 (0.62%) CMS
8 2 (0.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.41%) Node.js
8 2 (0.41%) WordPress
8 2 (0.41%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.21%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.21%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 20 (4.14%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.62%) MS Office
2 3 (0.62%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.21%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 12 (2.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.24%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 33 (6.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (6.63%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (3.93%) SaaS
4 12 (2.48%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.21%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 22 (4.55%) Ethernet
2 17 (3.52%) Internet
3 7 (1.45%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.04%) CTI
5 3 (0.62%) HTTP
6 1 (0.21%) NFC
6 1 (0.21%) ZigBee
6 1 (0.21%) Software-Defined Radio
6 1 (0.21%) RFID
6 1 (0.21%) 802.11
6 1 (0.21%) SNMP
6 1 (0.21%) ATM
6 1 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (21.95%) SQL Server
2 41 (8.49%) Relational Database
3 28 (5.80%) RDBMS
4 24 (4.97%) MySQL
5 17 (3.52%) SQL Server 2008
6 16 (3.31%) NoSQL
7 9 (1.86%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (1.66%) MongoDB
9 7 (1.45%) Big Data
9 7 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (1.04%) JasperReports
10 5 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (1.04%) Oracle Database
10 5 (1.04%) DataStage
11 3 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.62%) DB2
12 2 (0.41%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 57 (11.80%) Visual Studio
2 44 (9.11%) Subversion
3 38 (7.87%) Git (software)
4 30 (6.21%) Maven
5 23 (4.76%) Ant
6 20 (4.14%) JUnit
7 17 (3.52%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (2.28%) Flash Builder
8 11 (2.28%) Eclipse
9 8 (1.66%) JIRA
10 6 (1.24%) FishEye
11 5 (1.04%) GCC
11 5 (1.04%) Jenkins
11 5 (1.04%) Clang
12 4 (0.83%) Mercurial
12 4 (0.83%) TeamCity
13 3 (0.62%) Selenium
13 3 (0.62%) Cucumber
13 3 (0.62%) InstallShield
14 2 (0.41%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 69 (14.29%) Finance
2 45 (9.32%) Banking
3 23 (4.76%) Electronics
4 19 (3.93%) Retail
5 17 (3.52%) Legal
6 13 (2.69%) Telecoms
7 12 (2.48%) Games
8 10 (2.07%) Corporate Banking
9 7 (1.45%) Automotive
10 5 (1.04%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.04%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.83%) Advertising
12 3 (0.62%) Back Office
12 3 (0.62%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.41%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.41%) German Language
13 2 (0.41%) Avionics
14 1 (0.21%) Marketing
14 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.21%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 215 (44.51%) Software Engineer
2 185 (38.30%) Developer
3 58 (12.01%) Software Developer
4 53 (10.97%) Java Developer
5 40 (8.28%) Senior Software Engineer
6 34 (7.04%) .NET Developer
7 33 (6.83%) Senior Developer
8 20 (4.14%) Project Manager
9 19 (3.93%) Analyst
10 18 (3.73%) Senior Java Developer
10 18 (3.73%) Programmer
10 18 (3.73%) Junior
11 15 (3.11%) Graduate
11 15 (3.11%) C# Developer
11 15 (3.11%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 14 (2.90%) Agile Project Manager
12 14 (2.90%) Web Developer
12 14 (2.90%) .NET Software Engineer
13 12 (2.48%) Architect
13 12 (2.48%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 198 (40.99%) .NET
2 124 (25.67%) HTML
3 110 (22.77%) ASP.NET
4 96 (19.88%) CSS
5 95 (19.67%) jQuery
6 67 (13.87%) Spring
7 57 (11.80%) XML
8 55 (11.39%) Web Services
9 54 (11.18%) HTML5
10 47 (9.73%) Hibernate
10 47 (9.73%) ASP.NET MVC
11 45 (9.32%) .NET Framework
12 38 (7.87%) Servlets
13 36 (7.45%) J2EE
14 35 (7.25%) WPF
14 35 (7.25%) Ajax
15 34 (7.04%) NHibernate
16 31 (6.42%) JSP
17 28 (5.80%) Entity Framework
17 28 (5.80%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 149 (30.85%) Computer Science
2 39 (8.07%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (7.87%) Mathematics
4 21 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
5 19 (3.93%) Visualisation
5 19 (3.93%) Physics
6 16 (3.31%) Embedded Systems
7 14 (2.90%) CUDA
8 13 (2.69%) Cryptography
9 11 (2.28%) Algorithms
10 10 (2.07%) User Experience
11 7 (1.45%) N-Tier
11 7 (1.45%) GIS
12 6 (1.24%) Device Driver
13 5 (1.04%) Telematics
13 5 (1.04%) Inversion of Control
13 5 (1.04%) Mobile App
13 5 (1.04%) Economics
14 4 (0.83%) Artificial Intelligence
14 4 (0.83%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 87 (18.01%) Linux
2 85 (17.60%) Windows
3 53 (10.97%) UNIX
4 35 (7.25%) Android
5 22 (4.55%) Apple iOS
6 14 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (2.28%) Debian
8 4 (0.83%) Embedded Linux
9 3 (0.62%) Oracle Linux
9 3 (0.62%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.41%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.21%) Solaris
11 1 (0.21%) VxWorks
11 1 (0.21%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (25.47%) SDLC
3 95 (19.67%) OO
4 94 (19.46%) MVC
5 75 (15.53%) Scrum
6 64 (13.25%) TDD
7 43 (8.90%) Unit Testing
8 35 (7.25%) Mentoring
9 34 (7.04%) OOP
10 28 (5.80%) Continuous Integration
11 26 (5.38%) Web Development
11 26 (5.38%) UML
12 23 (4.76%) Software Architecture
12 23 (4.76%) Waterfall
13 19 (3.93%) Project Management
13 19 (3.93%) E-Commerce
13 19 (3.93%) Open Source
14 18 (3.73%) Content Management
15 17 (3.52%) Project Planning
15 17 (3.52%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 191 (39.54%) C#
2 190 (39.34%) Java
3 162 (33.54%) JavaScript
4 100 (20.70%) C++
5 99 (20.50%) SQL
6 69 (14.29%) C
7 61 (12.63%) Python
8 41 (8.49%) T-SQL
9 31 (6.42%) PL/SQL
10 22 (4.55%) Perl
11 19 (3.93%) PHP
12 16 (3.31%) VC++
13 14 (2.90%) Shell Script
13 14 (2.90%) VB.NET
14 11 (2.28%) Ruby
15 9 (1.86%) Embedded C
15 9 (1.86%) Assembly Language
16 5 (1.04%) Embedded C++
16 5 (1.04%) VB
17 3 (0.62%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 202 (41.82%) Degree
2 10 (2.07%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (1.04%) ISEB
3 5 (1.04%) PhD
4 4 (0.83%) ISTQB
5 3 (0.62%) HND
5 3 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.21%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.21%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.21%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (0.21%) PMP
6 1 (0.21%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.18%) QA
2 1 (0.21%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.21%) DO-254
System Software
1 9 (1.86%) Firmware
2 3 (0.62%) Docker
3 1 (0.21%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (0.83%) Puppet
Vendors
1 73 (15.11%) Microsoft
2 52 (10.77%) Oracle
3 12 (2.48%) Sybase
4 10 (2.07%) IBM
5 9 (1.86%) Apple
6 6 (1.24%) Adobe
6 6 (1.24%) Xamarin
7 5 (1.04%) Misys
8 4 (0.83%) Hyland
9 3 (0.62%) NetSuite
9 3 (0.62%) Google
9 3 (0.62%) Iron Speed
9 3 (0.62%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.41%) Ab Initio
10 2 (0.41%) Twitter
10 2 (0.41%) Talend
10 2 (0.41%) Avaloq
11 1 (0.21%) Atmel
11 1 (0.21%) Sun
11 1 (0.21%) EMC
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