Period
to 21 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 21 April 2018.

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
6 months to
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 102 102 125
Rank change year-on-year 0 +23 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 44 35 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.67% 1.58% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.74% 1.65% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 25 17 13
Edinburgh median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +17.65% -5.56%
10th Percentile £41,750 £35,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £81,750 £55,200 £55,500
Scotland median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% +5.88%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Edinburgh
Permanent vacancies in Edinburgh with a recognized job title 2,536 2,121 2,498
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.02% 95.67% 94.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1,688 1,375 1,682
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,900 £66,250
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +1.15% +2.35%

Senior Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings that featured Senior Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

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 6 months to 21 April 2018.

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 21 April 2018, Senior Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Edinburgh region featuring Senior Software Engineer in the job title.

1 44 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 29 (65.91%) JavaScript
3 25 (56.82%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (43.18%) Java
4 19 (43.18%) Mentoring
5 18 (40.91%) HTML
6 17 (38.64%) CSS
6 17 (38.64%) Ruby
7 16 (36.36%) Ruby on Rails
8 13 (29.55%) C#
8 13 (29.55%) React
9 10 (22.73%) AngularJS
10 8 (18.18%) C++
10 8 (18.18%) MySQL
10 8 (18.18%) OO
10 8 (18.18%) MVC
10 8 (18.18%) Python
11 7 (15.91%) .NET
11 7 (15.91%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (13.64%) SQL
12 6 (13.64%) NoSQL
12 6 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
13 5 (11.36%) User Experience
13 5 (11.36%) SDLC
13 5 (11.36%) Puppet
13 5 (11.36%) MongoDB
13 5 (11.36%) Apache Cassandra
13 5 (11.36%) Node.js
13 5 (11.36%) Analytics
13 5 (11.36%) Amazon AWS

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 2 (4.55%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.27%) Apache
2 1 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.36%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (6.82%) npm
4 1 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.27%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (2.27%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.27%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (2.27%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.27%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (2.27%) SaaS
4 1 (2.27%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) Firewall
1 2 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.18%) MySQL
2 7 (15.91%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (13.64%) NoSQL
4 5 (11.36%) Amazon Redshift
4 5 (11.36%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (11.36%) MongoDB
5 4 (9.09%) RDBMS
5 4 (9.09%) Relational Database
6 2 (4.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (4.55%) SQL Server
7 1 (2.27%) Aerospike
7 1 (2.27%) Big Data
7 1 (2.27%) Flink
7 1 (2.27%) Hadoop
7 1 (2.27%) HBase
7 1 (2.27%) OpenTSDB
7 1 (2.27%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Visual Studio
1 3 (6.82%) webpack
2 2 (4.55%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.55%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.55%) MSTest
2 2 (4.55%) NUnit
3 1 (2.27%) Grunt
General
1 4 (9.09%) Banking
1 4 (9.09%) Finance
1 4 (9.09%) Marketing
2 2 (4.55%) Advertising
2 2 (4.55%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.55%) Retail
3 1 (2.27%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (40.91%) HTML
2 17 (38.64%) CSS
3 16 (36.36%) Ruby on Rails
4 13 (29.55%) React
5 10 (22.73%) AngularJS
6 7 (15.91%) .NET
7 5 (11.36%) Node.js
8 4 (9.09%) ASP.NET
8 4 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (9.09%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (6.82%) .NET Framework
9 3 (6.82%) Backbone.js
9 3 (6.82%) Kafka
9 3 (6.82%) Sass
9 3 (6.82%) Spring
9 3 (6.82%) Vue (Vue.js)
10 2 (4.55%) Hibernate
10 2 (4.55%) LINQ
10 2 (4.55%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) User Experience
2 3 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.55%) Cloud Native
3 2 (4.55%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.55%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.27%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.27%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.27%) Fintech
4 1 (2.27%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.55%) Linux
2 1 (2.27%) Android
2 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.27%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 25 (56.82%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (43.18%) Mentoring
4 8 (18.18%) MVC
4 8 (18.18%) OO
5 6 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (11.36%) Analytics
6 5 (11.36%) SDLC
6 5 (11.36%) TDD
7 4 (9.09%) Continuous Deployment
7 4 (9.09%) OOP
8 3 (6.82%) A/B Testing
8 3 (6.82%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (6.82%) Machine Learning
8 3 (6.82%) Mathematics
8 3 (6.82%) Microservices
8 3 (6.82%) Scrum
9 2 (4.55%) Customer Engagement
9 2 (4.55%) Unit Testing
9 2 (4.55%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 29 (65.91%) JavaScript
2 19 (43.18%) Java
3 17 (38.64%) Ruby
4 13 (29.55%) C#
5 8 (18.18%) C++
5 8 (18.18%) Python
6 6 (13.64%) SQL
7 5 (11.36%) C
8 3 (6.82%) ES6
9 2 (4.55%) Embedded C
9 2 (4.55%) PL/SQL
10 1 (2.27%) Embedded C++
10 1 (2.27%) Scala
10 1 (2.27%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (11.36%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.55%) Docker
2 1 (2.27%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 5 (11.36%) Puppet
2 1 (2.27%) Ansible
2 1 (2.27%) Kibana
2 1 (2.27%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.27%) logstash
2 1 (2.27%) Mesos
Vendors
1 4 (9.09%) Microsoft
1 4 (9.09%) Vertica
2 2 (4.55%) Oracle
3 1 (2.27%) Google
3 1 (2.27%) Xamarin