Period
to 18 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £42,000 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 136 119
Rank change year-on-year +44 -17 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 56 23 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.22% 0.86% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.36% 0.89% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 35 13 18
Edinburgh median annual salary £42,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.58% -5.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £29,250 £41,750 £38,500
90th Percentile £50,750 £58,000 £60,000
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% -5.00% +11.11%

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 2,377 2,575 2,232
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.40% 96.08% 96.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1,481 1,548 1,434
Edinburgh median annual salary £46,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.41% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £27,038
90th Percentile £75,000 £65,000 £70,000
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 56 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 39 (69.64%) Java
3 32 (57.14%) JavaScript
4 24 (42.86%) C#
5 21 (37.50%) .NET
6 20 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (35.71%) RESTful
7 16 (28.57%) SQL
8 15 (26.79%) MySQL
9 14 (25.00%) Python
10 13 (23.21%) Hibernate
10 13 (23.21%) Big Data
11 12 (21.43%) Mentoring
11 12 (21.43%) jQuery
11 12 (21.43%) Degree
11 12 (21.43%) SOA
11 12 (21.43%) HTML
12 10 (17.86%) NetBeans
12 10 (17.86%) GIS
12 10 (17.86%) JSON
12 10 (17.86%) Software Testing
12 10 (17.86%) C++
12 10 (17.86%) Visual Studio
12 10 (17.86%) JSP
12 10 (17.86%) Servlets
12 10 (17.86%) SOAP
12 10 (17.86%) Windows
12 10 (17.86%) Swing
12 10 (17.86%) Robotics
12 10 (17.86%) WPF

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 8 (14.29%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.57%) JBoss
2 2 (3.57%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.79%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (5.36%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (3.57%) GitHub
5 1 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.57%) Internet
1 2 (3.57%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (26.79%) MySQL
2 13 (23.21%) Big Data
3 10 (17.86%) GIS
4 5 (8.93%) SQL Server
5 2 (3.57%) NoSQL
5 2 (3.57%) Oracle Database
5 2 (3.57%) RDBMS
5 2 (3.57%) Redis
5 2 (3.57%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.79%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 10 (17.86%) Git (software)
1 10 (17.86%) NetBeans
1 10 (17.86%) Visual Studio
2 8 (14.29%) JMeter
2 8 (14.29%) JUnit
3 2 (3.57%) JIRA
3 2 (3.57%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.79%) RSpec
General
1 7 (12.50%) Finance
2 3 (5.36%) Retail
3 2 (3.57%) Banking
3 2 (3.57%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (37.50%) .NET
2 20 (35.71%) RESTful
3 13 (23.21%) Hibernate
4 12 (21.43%) HTML
4 12 (21.43%) jQuery
5 10 (17.86%) JSON
5 10 (17.86%) JSP
5 10 (17.86%) Servlets
5 10 (17.86%) SOAP
5 10 (17.86%) Swing
5 10 (17.86%) WPF
6 8 (14.29%) AngularJS
6 8 (14.29%) Apache OpenJPA
6 8 (14.29%) JPA
6 8 (14.29%) XML
7 6 (10.71%) CSS
8 4 (7.14%) Java EE
9 3 (5.36%) React
9 3 (5.36%) Spring
10 2 (3.57%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.86%) Robotics
2 3 (5.36%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.57%) Fintech
4 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.79%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 10 (17.86%) Windows
2 5 (8.93%) Linux
3 1 (1.79%) Android
3 1 (1.79%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 20 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (21.43%) Mentoring
3 12 (21.43%) SOA
4 10 (17.86%) Innovative Thinking
4 10 (17.86%) Software Testing
4 10 (17.86%) Storage Management
4 10 (17.86%) Visualisation
5 8 (14.29%) DevOps
5 8 (14.29%) OO
5 8 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (12.50%) MVC
7 6 (10.71%) Scrum
8 4 (7.14%) Risk Management
8 4 (7.14%) Test Automation
9 3 (5.36%) Coaching
9 3 (5.36%) Configuration Management
9 3 (5.36%) Open Source
9 3 (5.36%) Prototyping
9 3 (5.36%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 39 (69.64%) Java
2 32 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 24 (42.86%) C#
4 16 (28.57%) SQL
5 14 (25.00%) Python
6 10 (17.86%) C++
7 6 (10.71%) Ruby
8 2 (3.57%) F#
8 2 (3.57%) Go
8 2 (3.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (21.43%) Degree
2 10 (17.86%) Numerate Degree
3 2 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.36%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (8.93%) Puppet
2 4 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (5.36%) Ansible
3 3 (5.36%) Terraform
4 1 (1.79%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (7.14%) Oracle
2 2 (3.57%) Google