Period
to 23 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Development Engineer was £29,000 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Development Engineer
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 115 124 152
Rank change year-on-year +9 +28 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Development Engineer 32 5 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.20% 0.23% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.26% 0.24% 0.038%
Number of salaries quoted 25 5 1
Edinburgh median annual salary £29,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -27.50% -5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £26,500 £36,250 £41,250
90th Percentile £49,000 £45,250 £43,750
Scotland median annual salary £29,000 £31,000 £41,250
% change year-on-year -6.45% -24.85% +3.13%

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 2,546 2,105 2,656
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.82% 96.43% 95.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1,613 1,413 1,716
Edinburgh median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,000 £29,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £65,400 £70,000 £66,250
Scotland median annual salary £44,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.33% +1.18% +2.41%

Software Development Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings that featured Software Development Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Software Development Engineer in Edinburgh

Software Development Engineer
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Development Engineer in Edinburgh.

Salary trend for Software Development Engineer in Edinburgh

Software Development Engineer
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Development Engineer in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Development Engineer in Edinburgh

Software Development Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, Software Development 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 Software Development Engineer in the job title.

1 30 (93.75%) .NET
2 29 (90.63%) Java
2 29 (90.63%) SDET
2 29 (90.63%) Test Automation
3 27 (84.38%) C++
4 26 (81.25%) C#
4 26 (81.25%) Windows
4 26 (81.25%) Linux
4 26 (81.25%) Python
4 26 (81.25%) Selenium
4 26 (81.25%) Unit Testing
4 26 (81.25%) MSBuild
4 26 (81.25%) CMake
4 26 (81.25%) Bugzilla
4 26 (81.25%) Maven
4 26 (81.25%) Robotics
4 26 (81.25%) Debian
4 26 (81.25%) Innovative Thinking
4 26 (81.25%) Phabricator
4 26 (81.25%) SonarQube
4 26 (81.25%) Continuous Delivery
4 26 (81.25%) NuGet
4 26 (81.25%) Artifactory
4 26 (81.25%) Jenkins
4 26 (81.25%) Ranorex
4 26 (81.25%) DevOps
5 3 (9.38%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (9.38%) Mathematics
5 3 (9.38%) Degree
5 3 (9.38%) Functional Testing

Software Development 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 26 (81.25%) Artifactory
1 26 (81.25%) Bugzilla
1 26 (81.25%) CMake
1 26 (81.25%) Jenkins
1 26 (81.25%) Maven
1 26 (81.25%) MSBuild
1 26 (81.25%) NuGet
1 26 (81.25%) Phabricator
1 26 (81.25%) Ranorex
1 26 (81.25%) Selenium
1 26 (81.25%) SonarQube
2 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (6.25%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (93.75%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 26 (81.25%) Robotics
2 3 (9.38%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.13%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 26 (81.25%) Debian
1 26 (81.25%) Linux
1 26 (81.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (90.63%) SDET
1 29 (90.63%) Test Automation
2 26 (81.25%) Continuous Delivery
2 26 (81.25%) DevOps
2 26 (81.25%) Innovative Thinking
2 26 (81.25%) Unit Testing
3 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (9.38%) Functional Testing
3 3 (9.38%) Mathematics
3 3 (9.38%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (9.38%) Test Scripting
4 2 (6.25%) Game Development
5 1 (3.13%) Data Engineering
5 1 (3.13%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 29 (90.63%) Java
2 27 (84.38%) C++
3 26 (81.25%) C#
3 26 (81.25%) Python
4 1 (3.13%) C
4 1 (3.13%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) Degree
2 2 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.13%) PhD