Period
to 19 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 91 119 125
Rank change year-on-year +28 +6 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 61 25 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.30% 1.01% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.42% 1.06% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 40 9 16
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% -5.56%
10th Percentile £29,250 £34,900 £35,625
90th Percentile £67,500 £55,000 £60,000
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,500
% change year-on-year -10.00% +9.89% +7.06%

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 2,519 2,359 2,420
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.91% 95.51% 94.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1,618 1,471 1,501
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +2.86%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% -1.15% +2.35%

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 19 July 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 19 July 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 61 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 37 (60.66%) Java
3 35 (57.38%) JavaScript
4 27 (44.26%) C#
5 26 (42.62%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (32.79%) .NET
7 18 (29.51%) Mentoring
8 17 (27.87%) C++
9 16 (26.23%) Python
10 15 (24.59%) AngularJS
11 14 (22.95%) Degree
11 14 (22.95%) SQL
11 14 (22.95%) Ruby
11 14 (22.95%) React
12 13 (21.31%) Visual Studio
12 13 (21.31%) CSS
12 13 (21.31%) SOA
13 12 (19.67%) OO
13 12 (19.67%) MySQL
13 12 (19.67%) HTML
13 12 (19.67%) RESTful
13 12 (19.67%) Big Data
13 12 (19.67%) Problem-Solving
14 11 (18.03%) Git (software)
15 10 (16.39%) WPF
15 10 (16.39%) Visualisation
15 10 (16.39%) Robotics
15 10 (16.39%) Puppet
15 10 (16.39%) Windows
15 10 (16.39%) SOAP

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 2 (3.28%) JBoss
1 2 (3.28%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.64%) Apache
2 1 (1.64%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.84%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (9.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.92%) npm
3 2 (3.28%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.64%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (1.64%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.64%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.64%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.64%) GitHub
4 1 (1.64%) SaaS
4 1 (1.64%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.92%) Internet
2 2 (3.28%) Firewall
2 2 (3.28%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (19.67%) Big Data
1 12 (19.67%) MySQL
2 10 (16.39%) GIS
3 4 (6.56%) NoSQL
3 4 (6.56%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.92%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (4.92%) RDBMS
4 3 (4.92%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (3.28%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (3.28%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (3.28%) Redis
6 1 (1.64%) Flink
6 1 (1.64%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.64%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.64%) OpenTSDB
6 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.64%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 13 (21.31%) Visual Studio
2 11 (18.03%) Git (software)
3 10 (16.39%) NetBeans
4 3 (4.92%) webpack
5 2 (3.28%) MSTest
5 2 (3.28%) NUnit
6 1 (1.64%) Grunt
6 1 (1.64%) JIRA
6 1 (1.64%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (13.11%) Finance
2 4 (6.56%) Banking
2 4 (6.56%) Retail
3 2 (3.28%) Advertising
3 2 (3.28%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.28%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.64%) Electronics
4 1 (1.64%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (32.79%) .NET
2 15 (24.59%) AngularJS
3 14 (22.95%) React
4 13 (21.31%) CSS
5 12 (19.67%) HTML
5 12 (19.67%) RESTful
6 10 (16.39%) SOAP
6 10 (16.39%) Swing
6 10 (16.39%) WPF
7 8 (13.11%) Ruby on Rails
8 6 (9.84%) Hibernate
8 6 (9.84%) Node.js
9 5 (8.20%) jQuery
9 5 (8.20%) Spring
10 4 (6.56%) ASP.NET
10 4 (6.56%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (6.56%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (6.56%) Backbone.js
10 4 (6.56%) RabbitMQ
10 4 (6.56%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.39%) Robotics
2 5 (8.20%) User Experience
3 4 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.92%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.28%) Cloud Native
5 2 (3.28%) Fintech
6 1 (1.64%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.64%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.64%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.39%) Windows
2 3 (4.92%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 26 (42.62%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (29.51%) Mentoring
4 13 (21.31%) SOA
5 12 (19.67%) OO
5 12 (19.67%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (16.39%) Innovative Thinking
6 10 (16.39%) MVC
6 10 (16.39%) Software Testing
6 10 (16.39%) Visualisation
7 8 (13.11%) Scrum
8 7 (11.48%) DevOps
9 6 (9.84%) TDD
10 5 (8.20%) Microservices
11 4 (6.56%) A/B Testing
11 4 (6.56%) Continuous Deployment
11 4 (6.56%) SDLC
11 4 (6.56%) Unit Testing
11 4 (6.56%) Web Development
12 3 (4.92%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 37 (60.66%) Java
2 35 (57.38%) JavaScript
3 27 (44.26%) C#
4 17 (27.87%) C++
5 16 (26.23%) Python
6 14 (22.95%) Ruby
6 14 (22.95%) SQL
7 3 (4.92%) C
7 3 (4.92%) ES6
8 2 (3.28%) PHP
9 1 (1.64%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.64%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.64%) F#
9 1 (1.64%) Go
9 1 (1.64%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 14 (22.95%) Degree
2 10 (16.39%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.28%) Docker
2 1 (1.64%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 10 (16.39%) Puppet
2 3 (4.92%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.28%) Ansible
4 1 (1.64%) Kibana
4 1 (1.64%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.64%) logstash
4 1 (1.64%) Mesos
4 1 (1.64%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (6.56%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.92%) Oracle
3 2 (3.28%) Google
4 1 (1.64%) Vertica