Period
to 25 March 2019

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £48,500 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 25 March 2019.

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
25 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 79 103 107
Rank change year-on-year +24 +4 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 71 43 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.85% 1.62% 1.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.01% 1.69% 1.63%
Number of salaries quoted 35 24 19
Edinburgh median annual salary £48,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.62% +5.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £35,250 £41,625 £39,000
90th Percentile £64,950 £81,750 £55,650
Scotland median annual salary £48,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.00% - +9.89%

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 2,359 2,541 2,143
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 95.89% 95.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1,486 1,670 1,375
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £43,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.05% -3.89% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,000 £69,600
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% 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 25 March 2019.

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 25 March 2019, 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 70 (98.59%) Software Engineering
2 51 (71.83%) Java
3 37 (52.11%) JavaScript
4 33 (46.48%) C#
5 24 (33.80%) HTML
6 22 (30.99%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (28.17%) C++
8 15 (21.13%) AngularJS
8 15 (21.13%) Degree
8 15 (21.13%) .NET
8 15 (21.13%) Python
9 14 (19.72%) Big Data
9 14 (19.72%) RESTful
10 13 (18.31%) JPA
10 13 (18.31%) jQuery
10 13 (18.31%) Apache OpenJPA
10 13 (18.31%) Machine Learning
10 13 (18.31%) Amazon AWS
10 13 (18.31%) Linux
10 13 (18.31%) XML
10 13 (18.31%) Tomcat
10 13 (18.31%) MySQL
10 13 (18.31%) JUnit
10 13 (18.31%) JSP
10 13 (18.31%) Servlets
10 13 (18.31%) JSON
10 13 (18.31%) Hibernate
10 13 (18.31%) JMeter
11 12 (16.90%) Mentoring
12 11 (15.49%) Algorithms

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 13 (18.31%) Tomcat
2 6 (8.45%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (5.63%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.41%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 13 (18.31%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (12.68%) SaaS
3 8 (11.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (7.04%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (4.23%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (4.23%) npm
5 3 (4.23%) PaaS
6 2 (2.82%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (2.82%) Amazon EMR
6 2 (2.82%) Amazon S3
6 2 (2.82%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (2.82%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (2.82%) Serverless
7 1 (1.41%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (19.72%) Big Data
2 13 (18.31%) MySQL
3 11 (15.49%) Data Mining
4 4 (5.63%) Hadoop
4 4 (5.63%) NoSQL
5 3 (4.23%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (2.82%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (2.82%) OpenTSDB
6 2 (2.82%) Parquet
6 2 (2.82%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.41%) Flink
7 1 (1.41%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (18.31%) JMeter
1 13 (18.31%) JUnit
2 3 (4.23%) webpack
3 1 (1.41%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.41%) Hudson
3 1 (1.41%) Selenium
3 1 (1.41%) SpecFlow
3 1 (1.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (2.82%) Games
2 1 (1.41%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (33.80%) HTML
2 15 (21.13%) .NET
2 15 (21.13%) AngularJS
3 14 (19.72%) RESTful
4 13 (18.31%) Apache OpenJPA
4 13 (18.31%) Hibernate
4 13 (18.31%) JPA
4 13 (18.31%) jQuery
4 13 (18.31%) JSON
4 13 (18.31%) JSP
4 13 (18.31%) Servlets
4 13 (18.31%) XML
5 11 (15.49%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 11 (15.49%) CSS
5 11 (15.49%) OpenCV
5 11 (15.49%) Web Services
6 9 (12.68%) Node.js
6 9 (12.68%) React
7 6 (8.45%) Backbone.js
8 5 (7.04%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.49%) Algorithms
1 11 (15.49%) Robotics
2 8 (11.27%) Fintech
3 5 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.04%) User Experience
4 3 (4.23%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (4.23%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.82%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.82%) Cloud Native
5 2 (2.82%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.41%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.41%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (18.31%) Linux
2 11 (15.49%) Windows
3 2 (2.82%) Android
3 2 (2.82%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (98.59%) Software Engineering
2 22 (30.99%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (18.31%) Machine Learning
4 12 (16.90%) Mentoring
5 11 (15.49%) Data Analysis
5 11 (15.49%) Deep Learning
5 11 (15.49%) Image Processing
5 11 (15.49%) Innovative Thinking
5 11 (15.49%) Mathematics
5 11 (15.49%) Web Development
6 10 (14.08%) Continuous Delivery
7 9 (12.68%) Microservices
8 7 (9.86%) OOP
9 6 (8.45%) Computer Science
9 6 (8.45%) Open Source
10 5 (7.04%) Continuous Deployment
10 5 (7.04%) MVC
11 4 (5.63%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (5.63%) Decision-Making
11 4 (5.63%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 51 (71.83%) Java
2 37 (52.11%) JavaScript
3 33 (46.48%) C#
4 20 (28.17%) C++
5 15 (21.13%) Python
6 11 (15.49%) SQL
7 5 (7.04%) PL/SQL
7 5 (7.04%) Ruby
8 3 (4.23%) ES6
8 3 (4.23%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (21.13%) Degree
2 11 (15.49%) Numerate Degree
3 2 (2.82%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 5 (7.04%) Docker
2 2 (2.82%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (4.23%) Ansible
1 3 (4.23%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.82%) Kibana
2 2 (2.82%) logstash
2 2 (2.82%) Mesos
Vendors
1 6 (8.45%) Canon
2 5 (7.04%) Oracle
3 3 (4.23%) Google
3 3 (4.23%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.41%) Progress
4 1 (1.41%) Twitter