Period
to 10 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 99 121 110
Rank change year-on-year +22 -11 +32
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 53 31 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.08% 1.17% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.21% 1.21% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 32 17 24
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £51,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% -6.86% +20.00%
10th Percentile £29,825 £41,250 £40,375
90th Percentile £65,425 £72,000 £60,000
Scotland median annual salary £49,250 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.68% - +5.56%

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 2,399 2,554 2,199
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.15% 96.52% 96.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1,481 1,587 1,470
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £65,000 £70,000
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 53 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 39 (73.58%) Java
3 29 (54.72%) JavaScript
4 24 (45.28%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (41.51%) C#
6 17 (32.08%) RESTful
7 16 (30.19%) HTML
7 16 (30.19%) Python
8 15 (28.30%) .NET
9 14 (26.42%) MySQL
10 13 (24.53%) Hibernate
10 13 (24.53%) jQuery
10 13 (24.53%) JSON
10 13 (24.53%) Mentoring
11 12 (22.64%) JSP
11 12 (22.64%) Servlets
12 11 (20.75%) JUnit
12 11 (20.75%) Tomcat
12 11 (20.75%) XML
12 11 (20.75%) JMeter
12 11 (20.75%) Apache OpenJPA
12 11 (20.75%) JPA
12 11 (20.75%) Amazon AWS
13 10 (18.87%) SQL
14 9 (16.98%) Continuous Delivery
15 8 (15.09%) React
15 8 (15.09%) Finance
15 8 (15.09%) AngularJS
16 7 (13.21%) Big Data
16 7 (13.21%) Degree

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 11 (20.75%) Tomcat
2 6 (11.32%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (7.55%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.89%) JBoss
4 1 (1.89%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 11 (20.75%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (11.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (9.43%) SaaS
4 3 (5.66%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (5.66%) npm
5 2 (3.77%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (3.77%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (3.77%) Amazon S3
5 2 (3.77%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (3.77%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (3.77%) GitHub
5 2 (3.77%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (3.77%) PaaS
5 2 (3.77%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.77%) SMS
2 1 (1.89%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (26.42%) MySQL
2 7 (13.21%) Big Data
3 4 (7.55%) GIS
3 4 (7.55%) Hadoop
3 4 (7.55%) SQL Server
4 3 (5.66%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (3.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (3.77%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (3.77%) NoSQL
5 2 (3.77%) OpenTSDB
5 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database
5 2 (3.77%) Parquet
6 1 (1.89%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.89%) Redis
6 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (20.75%) JMeter
1 11 (20.75%) JUnit
2 4 (7.55%) Git (software)
2 4 (7.55%) NetBeans
2 4 (7.55%) Visual Studio
3 3 (5.66%) webpack
4 2 (3.77%) JIRA
4 2 (3.77%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.89%) RSpec
General
1 8 (15.09%) Finance
2 2 (3.77%) Banking
2 2 (3.77%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.89%) Games
3 1 (1.89%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (32.08%) RESTful
2 16 (30.19%) HTML
3 15 (28.30%) .NET
4 13 (24.53%) Hibernate
4 13 (24.53%) jQuery
4 13 (24.53%) JSON
5 12 (22.64%) JSP
5 12 (22.64%) Servlets
6 11 (20.75%) Apache OpenJPA
6 11 (20.75%) JPA
6 11 (20.75%) XML
7 8 (15.09%) AngularJS
7 8 (15.09%) React
8 5 (9.43%) Backbone.js
8 5 (9.43%) CSS
8 5 (9.43%) Node.js
8 5 (9.43%) Vue.js
9 4 (7.55%) Sass
9 4 (7.55%) SOAP
9 4 (7.55%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.55%) Robotics
2 4 (7.55%) User Experience
3 2 (3.77%) Cloud Native
3 2 (3.77%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.77%) Fintech
3 2 (3.77%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (3.77%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.89%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.89%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.55%) Windows
2 2 (3.77%) Android
2 2 (3.77%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.77%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 24 (45.28%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (24.53%) Mentoring
4 9 (16.98%) Continuous Delivery
5 7 (13.21%) Microservices
5 7 (13.21%) OO
6 6 (11.32%) SOA
7 5 (9.43%) Computer Science
7 5 (9.43%) Continuous Deployment
7 5 (9.43%) DevOps
7 5 (9.43%) MVC
7 5 (9.43%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (9.43%) Web Development
8 4 (7.55%) Decision-Making
8 4 (7.55%) Innovative Thinking
8 4 (7.55%) Open Source
8 4 (7.55%) SDLC
8 4 (7.55%) Software Testing
8 4 (7.55%) Storage Management
8 4 (7.55%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 39 (73.58%) Java
2 29 (54.72%) JavaScript
3 22 (41.51%) C#
4 16 (30.19%) Python
5 10 (18.87%) SQL
6 7 (13.21%) Ruby
7 5 (9.43%) C++
8 3 (5.66%) ES6
9 2 (3.77%) F#
10 1 (1.89%) Go
10 1 (1.89%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (13.21%) Degree
2 4 (7.55%) Numerate Degree
3 3 (5.66%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 5 (9.43%) Docker
2 2 (3.77%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (7.55%) Ansible
2 2 (3.77%) Kibana
2 2 (3.77%) logstash
2 2 (3.77%) Mesos
2 2 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.77%) Puppet
2 2 (3.77%) Terraform
3 1 (1.89%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (5.66%) Oracle
2 1 (1.89%) Google
2 1 (1.89%) Twitter