The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineer
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 33 53 41
Rank change year-on-year +20 -12  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 64 46 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 5.74% 3.44% 4.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.02% 3.68% 5.16%
Number of salaries quoted 34 32 40
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% -12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,250 £27,500 £36,750
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £45,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Edinburgh
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1064 1249 1280
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 95.43% 93.35% 95.95%
Number of salaries quoted 687 836 780
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +8.43%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £64,200
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Edinburgh

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Salary trend for Software Engineer in Edinburgh

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in Edinburgh

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Edinburgh region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 112 (96.55%) Software Engineering
2 63 (54.31%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (43.10%) Java
4 41 (35.34%) JavaScript
5 38 (32.76%) C#
6 35 (30.17%) C++
7 30 (25.86%) Python
8 29 (25.00%) Linux
9 28 (24.14%) AngularJS
10 25 (21.55%) Degree
11 22 (18.97%) HTML
11 22 (18.97%) .NET
12 21 (18.10%) OO
13 20 (17.24%) CSS
14 19 (16.38%) TDD
14 19 (16.38%) React
14 19 (16.38%) SDLC
15 18 (15.52%) Open Source
16 17 (14.66%) C
17 16 (13.79%) PHP
17 16 (13.79%) Ruby
17 16 (13.79%) Computer Science
17 16 (13.79%) MongoDB
18 13 (11.21%) Windows
18 13 (11.21%) Node.js
18 13 (11.21%) Git (software)
18 13 (11.21%) RESTful
18 13 (11.21%) Hadoop
19 12 (10.34%) Neo4j
19 12 (10.34%) Spring

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 7 (6.03%) JBoss
2 6 (5.17%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (2.59%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.72%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (1.72%) IIS
5 1 (0.86%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.86%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.86%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (1.72%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.76%) SaaS
2 5 (4.31%) GitHub
3 4 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (3.45%) Slack
4 3 (2.59%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.59%) Google Analytics
5 2 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.45%) HTTP
2 3 (2.59%) HTTPS
2 3 (2.59%) Network Security
3 1 (0.86%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.86%) DECT
3 1 (0.86%) DNS
3 1 (0.86%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.86%) Wireless
3 1 (0.86%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.79%) MongoDB
2 13 (11.21%) Hadoop
3 12 (10.34%) Neo4j
4 10 (8.62%) MySQL
5 8 (6.90%) SQL Server
6 5 (4.31%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (3.45%) Big Data
8 3 (2.59%) Pentaho
9 2 (1.72%) Redis
10 1 (0.86%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.86%) ArangoDB
10 1 (0.86%) HBase
10 1 (0.86%) Impala
10 1 (0.86%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (11.21%) Git (software)
2 7 (6.03%) Jenkins
2 7 (6.03%) Subversion
3 6 (5.17%) Selenium
4 5 (4.31%) Maven
4 5 (4.31%) webpack
5 4 (3.45%) Travis CI
5 4 (3.45%) Visual Studio
6 3 (2.59%) Ant
6 3 (2.59%) Talend Open Studio
7 2 (1.72%) Babel
7 2 (1.72%) Mocha
7 2 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.86%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.86%) JIRA
8 1 (0.86%) Mercurial
General
1 4 (3.45%) Finance
1 4 (3.45%) Retail
2 3 (2.59%) Marketing
3 2 (1.72%) Banking
3 2 (1.72%) Electronics
3 2 (1.72%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.86%) Games
4 1 (0.86%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (24.14%) AngularJS
2 22 (18.97%) .NET
2 22 (18.97%) HTML
3 20 (17.24%) CSS
4 19 (16.38%) React
5 13 (11.21%) Node.js
5 13 (11.21%) RESTful
6 12 (10.34%) Spring
7 11 (9.48%) Ruby on Rails
8 9 (7.76%) jQuery
9 8 (6.90%) HTML5
10 6 (5.17%) Hibernate
10 6 (5.17%) RabbitMQ
10 6 (5.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 6 (5.17%) Web Services
11 5 (4.31%) ASP.NET
11 5 (4.31%) ASP.NET Web API
11 5 (4.31%) CSS3
11 5 (4.31%) Sass
12 4 (3.45%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.79%) Computer Science
2 7 (6.03%) Data Structures
3 5 (4.31%) Algorithms
4 4 (3.45%) Blog
4 4 (3.45%) User Experience
5 3 (2.59%) Social Media
6 2 (1.72%) 3D Graphics
6 2 (1.72%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.72%) Fintech
7 1 (0.86%) Arduino
7 1 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.86%) PACS
7 1 (0.86%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 29 (25.00%) Linux
2 13 (11.21%) Windows
3 10 (8.62%) Android
4 6 (5.17%) Apple iOS
5 4 (3.45%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (2.59%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.72%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.86%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.86%) Unix
8 1 (0.86%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (96.55%) Software Engineering
2 63 (54.31%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (18.10%) OO
4 19 (16.38%) SDLC
4 19 (16.38%) TDD
5 18 (15.52%) Open Source
6 12 (10.34%) Scrum
7 11 (9.48%) Mentoring
8 10 (8.62%) MVC
9 9 (7.76%) Open Source Development
10 7 (6.03%) Coaching
10 7 (6.03%) SOA
11 6 (5.17%) Analytics
11 6 (5.17%) Kanban
11 6 (5.17%) OOP
11 6 (5.17%) Pair Programming
11 6 (5.17%) Web Application Development
12 5 (4.31%) BDD
12 5 (4.31%) Microservices
13 4 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 50 (43.10%) Java
2 41 (35.34%) JavaScript
3 38 (32.76%) C#
4 35 (30.17%) C++
5 30 (25.86%) Python
6 17 (14.66%) C
7 16 (13.79%) PHP
7 16 (13.79%) Ruby
8 10 (8.62%) SQL
9 7 (6.03%) PL/SQL
10 6 (5.17%) Embedded C
11 2 (1.72%) Embedded C++
11 2 (1.72%) ES6
11 2 (1.72%) Perl
11 2 (1.72%) Scala
12 1 (0.86%) Clojure
12 1 (0.86%) Haskell
12 1 (0.86%) Lisp
12 1 (0.86%) R
12 1 (0.86%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 25 (21.55%) Degree
2 9 (7.76%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.72%) PhD
System Software
1 5 (4.31%) Docker
2 1 (0.86%) KVM
2 1 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (5.17%) Puppet
2 3 (2.59%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.72%) Ansible
4 1 (0.86%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 7 (6.03%) Microsoft
1 7 (6.03%) Oracle
2 3 (2.59%) Google
2 3 (2.59%) Talend
3 2 (1.72%) AppDynamics
3 2 (1.72%) Red Hat
3 2 (1.72%) Splunk
4 1 (0.86%) Freescale
4 1 (0.86%) QNX
4 1 (0.86%) VMware
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