Period
to 21 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 21 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 110 105 132
Rank change year-on-year -5 +27 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 36 30 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.39% 1.38% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.45% 1.43% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 18 23 11
Edinburgh median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +17.65% -
10th Percentile £39,375 £41,250 £36,750
90th Percentile £69,000 £58,500 £48,750
Scotland median annual salary £46,250 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -2.63% - +11.76%

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 2,487 2,093 2,679
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.88% 96.36% 95.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1,573 1,409 1,731
Edinburgh median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £27,000 £28,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £66,250
Scotland median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +2.41%

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 January 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 January 2018, 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 36 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 23 (63.89%) JavaScript
3 18 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (38.89%) HTML
4 14 (38.89%) CSS
5 13 (36.11%) C#
5 13 (36.11%) Mentoring
6 10 (27.78%) Java
6 10 (27.78%) Ruby
6 10 (27.78%) Ruby on Rails
7 9 (25.00%) .NET
8 7 (19.44%) C++
8 7 (19.44%) SQL
9 6 (16.67%) Degree
9 6 (16.67%) SQL Server
9 6 (16.67%) OO
9 6 (16.67%) Python
9 6 (16.67%) AngularJS
10 5 (13.89%) Analytics
10 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Azure
10 5 (13.89%) MongoDB
10 5 (13.89%) NoSQL
10 5 (13.89%) SDLC
10 5 (13.89%) MySQL
10 5 (13.89%) Linux
10 5 (13.89%) C
10 5 (13.89%) Computer Science
10 5 (13.89%) Finance
11 4 (11.11%) TDD
11 4 (11.11%) PostgreSQL

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 1 (2.78%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) H.323
1 2 (5.56%) TCP/IP
1 2 (5.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.89%) MongoDB
2 5 (13.89%) MySQL
2 5 (13.89%) NoSQL
3 4 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (11.11%) Relational Database
4 3 (8.33%) Amazon Redshift
4 3 (8.33%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (8.33%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.78%) Aerospike
5 1 (2.78%) HBase
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.78%) JIRA
2 1 (2.78%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (13.89%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Marketing
3 2 (5.56%) Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (38.89%) CSS
1 14 (38.89%) HTML
2 10 (27.78%) Ruby on Rails
3 9 (25.00%) .NET
4 6 (16.67%) AngularJS
5 4 (11.11%) ASP.NET
6 3 (8.33%) Ext JS
6 3 (8.33%) KnockoutJS
6 3 (8.33%) React
7 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (2.78%) CSS3
8 1 (2.78%) HTML5
8 1 (2.78%) Play Framework
8 1 (2.78%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.56%) Fintech
3 1 (2.78%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.78%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.89%) Linux
2 2 (5.56%) Android
2 2 (5.56%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.56%) Unix
3 1 (2.78%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 18 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (36.11%) Mentoring
4 6 (16.67%) OO
5 5 (13.89%) Analytics
5 5 (13.89%) SDLC
6 4 (11.11%) Scrum
6 4 (11.11%) TDD
7 3 (8.33%) OOP
8 2 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (5.56%) ETL
8 2 (5.56%) Mathematics
8 2 (5.56%) MVC
8 2 (5.56%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (5.56%) Software Architecture
8 2 (5.56%) SOLID
9 1 (2.78%) BDD
9 1 (2.78%) Machine Learning
9 1 (2.78%) MVVM
9 1 (2.78%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (63.89%) JavaScript
2 13 (36.11%) C#
3 10 (27.78%) Java
3 10 (27.78%) Ruby
4 7 (19.44%) C++
4 7 (19.44%) SQL
5 6 (16.67%) Python
6 5 (13.89%) C
7 3 (8.33%) Perl
7 3 (8.33%) PL/SQL
8 2 (5.56%) Scala
9 1 (2.78%) Embedded C
9 1 (2.78%) Lisp
9 1 (2.78%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) Degree
2 2 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Docker
1 1 (2.78%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (8.33%) Oracle
1 3 (8.33%) Vertica
2 2 (5.56%) Xamarin
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft