The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 24 April 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Senior Software Engineer
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 88 89
Rank change year-on-year +15 +1  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 18 13 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.60% 0.97% 1.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.69% 1.04% 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 5 9 9
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £39,400 £39,800 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £49,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Edinburgh
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1063 1256 1338
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.74% 93.45% 95.71%
Number of salaries quoted 702 822 804
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +4.65%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Senior Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh that featured Senior Software Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Engineer in Edinburgh

Senior Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer in Edinburgh.

Salary trend for Senior Software Engineer in Edinburgh

Senior Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Software Engineer in Edinburgh

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 April 2017, Senior Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Edinburgh region featuring Senior Software Engineer in the job title.

1 35 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 21 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 19 (54.29%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (34.29%) React
5 11 (31.43%) AngularJS
6 10 (28.57%) RESTful
6 10 (28.57%) Mentoring
6 10 (28.57%) Ruby
6 10 (28.57%) Java
6 10 (28.57%) CSS
7 9 (25.71%) HTML
8 8 (22.86%) PHP
8 8 (22.86%) OO
8 8 (22.86%) Python
9 7 (20.00%) C++
9 7 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails
9 7 (20.00%) Node.js
10 6 (17.14%) SaaS
10 6 (17.14%) jQuery
10 6 (17.14%) C#
10 6 (17.14%) Web Services
11 5 (14.29%) Selenium
11 5 (14.29%) TDD
11 5 (14.29%) High Availability
11 5 (14.29%) Sass
11 5 (14.29%) Jenkins
11 5 (14.29%) webpack
12 4 (11.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 4 (11.43%) Coaching
12 4 (11.43%) RabbitMQ

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (8.57%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (8.57%) JBoss
1 3 (8.57%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.86%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 6 (17.14%) SaaS
2 2 (5.71%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (5.71%) GitHub
2 2 (5.71%) Slack
3 1 (2.86%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) HTTP
1 1 (2.86%) Network Security
1 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) MySQL
2 2 (5.71%) MongoDB
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.86%) Apache Hive
3 1 (2.86%) Big Data
3 1 (2.86%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.86%) HBase
3 1 (2.86%) Impala
Development Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Jenkins
1 5 (14.29%) Selenium
1 5 (14.29%) webpack
2 2 (5.71%) Babel
2 2 (5.71%) Mocha
2 2 (5.71%) Travis CI
3 1 (2.86%) Ant
3 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.86%) JIRA
3 1 (2.86%) Maven
3 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (8.57%) Retail
2 1 (2.86%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Games
2 1 (2.86%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (34.29%) React
2 11 (31.43%) AngularJS
3 10 (28.57%) CSS
3 10 (28.57%) RESTful
4 9 (25.71%) HTML
5 7 (20.00%) Node.js
5 7 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails
6 6 (17.14%) jQuery
6 6 (17.14%) Web Services
7 5 (14.29%) Sass
8 4 (11.43%) .NET
8 4 (11.43%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (11.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (8.57%) Ember.js
9 3 (8.57%) Spring
9 3 (8.57%) Spring MVC
10 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET
10 2 (5.71%) Backbone.js
10 2 (5.71%) Chai
10 2 (5.71%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.71%) Blog
2 2 (5.71%) Data Structures
2 2 (5.71%) User Experience
3 1 (2.86%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.86%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.71%) Android
1 2 (5.71%) Linux
1 2 (5.71%) Windows
2 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.86%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 19 (54.29%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (28.57%) Mentoring
4 8 (22.86%) OO
5 5 (14.29%) High Availability
5 5 (14.29%) TDD
6 4 (11.43%) Coaching
6 4 (11.43%) Pair Programming
6 4 (11.43%) SOA
6 4 (11.43%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (8.57%) API Design
7 3 (8.57%) Domain Models
7 3 (8.57%) MVC
7 3 (8.57%) Software Architecture
8 2 (5.71%) SDLC
8 2 (5.71%) Web Application Development
9 1 (2.86%) Analytics
9 1 (2.86%) Concurrent Programming
9 1 (2.86%) Front End Development
9 1 (2.86%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 21 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 10 (28.57%) Java
2 10 (28.57%) Ruby
3 8 (22.86%) PHP
3 8 (22.86%) Python
4 7 (20.00%) C++
5 6 (17.14%) C#
6 3 (8.57%) C
7 2 (5.71%) ES6
8 1 (2.86%) Embedded C
8 1 (2.86%) Lisp
8 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) Docker
2 1 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) Puppet
2 1 (2.86%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 1 (2.86%) Google
1 1 (2.86%) Red Hat
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