Period
to 27 May 2020

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 27 May 2020.

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
27 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 51 73 102
Rank change year-on-year +22 +29 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 58 91 46
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Edinburgh 4.21% 3.52% 1.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.37% 3.74% 1.83%
Number of salaries quoted 22 56 30
Median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £50,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -11.33% +1.50%
10th Percentile £45,000 £35,250 £29,250
90th Percentile £73,375 £61,066 £68,250
Scotland median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.53% - -5.00%

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 1,326 2,430 2,512
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.16% 93.89% 95.80%
Number of salaries quoted 750 1,587 1,672
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £75,750 £70,000 £68,750
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Senior Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Engineer in Edinburgh

Senior Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Senior Software Engineer in Edinburgh.

Salary trend for Senior Software Engineer in Edinburgh

Senior Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior Software Engineer in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 27 May 2020.

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 27 May 2020, 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 58 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 37 (63.79%) Java
3 28 (48.28%) JavaScript
4 19 (32.76%) RESTful
5 17 (29.31%) Spring
6 14 (24.14%) Hibernate
7 13 (22.41%) Open Source
7 13 (22.41%) Azure
7 13 (22.41%) React
8 12 (20.69%) Microservices
8 12 (20.69%) AngularJS
8 12 (20.69%) C#
8 12 (20.69%) JSP
8 12 (20.69%) Tomcat
9 11 (18.97%) MySQL
9 11 (18.97%) HTML
9 11 (18.97%) AWS
9 11 (18.97%) Docker
10 10 (17.24%) Node.js
11 9 (15.52%) JPA
11 9 (15.52%) Apache OpenJPA
11 9 (15.52%) Kubernetes
11 9 (15.52%) .NET
11 9 (15.52%) JUnit
11 9 (15.52%) Servlets
11 9 (15.52%) XML
11 9 (15.52%) Linux
11 9 (15.52%) JMeter
11 9 (15.52%) jQuery
11 9 (15.52%) JSON

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 12 (20.69%) Tomcat
2 4 (6.90%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (5.17%) JBoss
4 1 (1.72%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 13 (22.41%) Azure
2 11 (18.97%) AWS
3 6 (10.34%) GCP
4 4 (6.90%) SaaS
5 3 (5.17%) OpenShift
6 2 (3.45%) GitHub
6 2 (3.45%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.97%) MySQL
2 8 (13.79%) Relational Database
3 7 (12.07%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (10.34%) NoSQL
5 5 (8.62%) RDBMS
6 2 (3.45%) Big Data
6 2 (3.45%) MongoDB
6 2 (3.45%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (15.52%) JMeter
1 9 (15.52%) JUnit
2 3 (5.17%) Mocha
3 1 (1.72%) Selenium
3 1 (1.72%) SpecFlow
3 1 (1.72%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (8.62%) Banking
2 3 (5.17%) Finance
3 2 (3.45%) Games
4 1 (1.72%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (32.76%) RESTful
2 17 (29.31%) Spring
3 14 (24.14%) Hibernate
4 13 (22.41%) React
5 12 (20.69%) AngularJS
5 12 (20.69%) JSP
6 11 (18.97%) HTML
7 10 (17.24%) Node.js
8 9 (15.52%) .NET
8 9 (15.52%) Apache OpenJPA
8 9 (15.52%) JPA
8 9 (15.52%) jQuery
8 9 (15.52%) JSON
8 9 (15.52%) Servlets
8 9 (15.52%) XML
9 7 (12.07%) Akka
9 7 (12.07%) Spring Boot
10 6 (10.34%) .NET Core
11 4 (6.90%) Ember.js
11 4 (6.90%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.62%) Algorithms
1 5 (8.62%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (3.45%) Data Structures
2 2 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (3.45%) User Experience
3 1 (1.72%) Device Driver
3 1 (1.72%) Mobile Games
3 1 (1.72%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.52%) Linux
2 4 (6.90%) Windows
3 1 (1.72%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (1.72%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 13 (22.41%) Open Source
3 12 (20.69%) Microservices
4 7 (12.07%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (12.07%) Mentoring
4 7 (12.07%) OOP
4 7 (12.07%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (10.34%) Coaching
6 5 (8.62%) DevOps
6 5 (8.62%) Fintech
6 5 (8.62%) MVC
6 5 (8.62%) TDD
7 4 (6.90%) Analytics
7 4 (6.90%) OO
8 3 (5.17%) B2C
8 3 (5.17%) BDD
9 2 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (3.45%) Collaborative Working
9 2 (3.45%) Continuous Delivery
9 2 (3.45%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 37 (63.79%) Java
2 28 (48.28%) JavaScript
3 12 (20.69%) C#
4 8 (13.79%) Python
5 7 (12.07%) SQL
6 5 (8.62%) Java 8
7 4 (6.90%) TypeScript
8 3 (5.17%) C++
8 3 (5.17%) Scala
9 2 (3.45%) Ruby
10 1 (1.72%) C
10 1 (1.72%) Embedded C
10 1 (1.72%) ES6
10 1 (1.72%) Kotlin
10 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (3.45%) Degree
System Software
1 11 (18.97%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (15.52%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (6.90%) Google
2 2 (3.45%) Oracle
3 1 (1.72%) Microsoft