The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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

Software Engineer
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 58 57
Rank change year-on-year +29 -1  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 89 38 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 7.15% 3.18% 3.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.54% 3.32% 3.32%
Number of salaries quoted 57 23 30
Median salary £40,000 £41,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.61% +7.79%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,200 £35,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £150,500 £49,000
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 1181 1146 1327
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.94% 95.98% 95.40%
Number of salaries quoted 726 659 834
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £44,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +0.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,500 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 145 (94.77%) Software Engineering
2 66 (43.14%) C++
3 64 (41.83%) Java
3 64 (41.83%) Agile Software Development
4 60 (39.22%) C#
5 51 (33.33%) Degree
6 45 (29.41%) Linux
7 43 (28.10%) .NET
8 41 (26.80%) Computer Science
9 39 (25.49%) JavaScript
10 36 (23.53%) Python
11 32 (20.92%) SDLC
12 29 (18.95%) SQL
13 28 (18.30%) OO
13 28 (18.30%) Open Source
14 23 (15.03%) C
14 23 (15.03%) HTML
15 20 (13.07%) Hadoop
15 20 (13.07%) MongoDB
15 20 (13.07%) Security Cleared
15 20 (13.07%) Neo4j
15 20 (13.07%) AngularJS
15 20 (13.07%) Open Source Development
16 18 (11.76%) Windows
16 18 (11.76%) CSS
17 16 (10.46%) TDD
17 16 (10.46%) Mathematics
18 15 (9.80%) Numerate Degree
19 14 (9.15%) RESTful
19 14 (9.15%) Algorithms

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 4 (2.61%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (1.96%) JBoss
3 1 (0.65%) IIS
3 1 (0.65%) SAS
3 1 (0.65%) Tornado
3 1 (0.65%) WildFly
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.61%) SaaS
2 2 (1.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.96%) Network Security
2 2 (1.31%) ATM
3 1 (0.65%) AMQP
3 1 (0.65%) NGN
3 1 (0.65%) Software-Defined Radio
3 1 (0.65%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (13.07%) Hadoop
1 20 (13.07%) MongoDB
1 20 (13.07%) Neo4j
2 9 (5.88%) MySQL
2 9 (5.88%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.27%) Big Data
4 4 (2.61%) GIS
4 4 (2.61%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.96%) Redis
6 2 (1.31%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (6.54%) Git (software)
2 6 (3.92%) Maven
2 6 (3.92%) Visual Studio
3 5 (3.27%) Subversion
4 3 (1.96%) JIRA
4 3 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.31%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.31%) NetBeans
6 1 (0.65%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.65%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.65%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.65%) CMake
6 1 (0.65%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.65%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.65%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.65%) NuGet
6 1 (0.65%) Phabricator
6 1 (0.65%) Ranorex
6 1 (0.65%) Selenium
6 1 (0.65%) SonarQube
General
1 11 (7.19%) Finance
2 5 (3.27%) Electronics
2 5 (3.27%) Military
3 3 (1.96%) Games
4 2 (1.31%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.65%) Automotive
5 1 (0.65%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (28.10%) .NET
2 23 (15.03%) HTML
3 20 (13.07%) AngularJS
4 18 (11.76%) CSS
5 14 (9.15%) RESTful
6 11 (7.19%) HTML5
7 10 (6.54%) jQuery
8 9 (5.88%) React
9 7 (4.58%) ASP.NET
9 7 (4.58%) Ruby on Rails
10 6 (3.92%) SOAP
10 6 (3.92%) Spring
10 6 (3.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 5 (3.27%) Hibernate
11 5 (3.27%) Node.js
12 4 (2.61%) Flask
12 4 (2.61%) RabbitMQ
12 4 (2.61%) Swing
13 3 (1.96%) Celery
13 3 (1.96%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 41 (26.80%) Computer Science
2 14 (9.15%) Algorithms
3 13 (8.50%) Data Structures
4 3 (1.96%) Device Driver
5 2 (1.31%) ASIC
5 2 (1.31%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.31%) Robotics
5 2 (1.31%) Verilog
6 1 (0.65%) Arduino
6 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.65%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (0.65%) PACS
6 1 (0.65%) Raspberry Pi
6 1 (0.65%) VHDL
6 1 (0.65%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 45 (29.41%) Linux
2 18 (11.76%) Windows
3 6 (3.92%) Android
4 4 (2.61%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.61%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.65%) Debian
5 1 (0.65%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.65%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.65%) VxWorks
5 1 (0.65%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (94.77%) Software Engineering
2 64 (41.83%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (20.92%) SDLC
4 28 (18.30%) OO
4 28 (18.30%) Open Source
5 20 (13.07%) Open Source Development
6 16 (10.46%) Mathematics
6 16 (10.46%) TDD
7 12 (7.84%) Physics
7 12 (7.84%) Scrum
8 10 (6.54%) Requirements Analysis
9 9 (5.88%) OOP
10 8 (5.23%) High Availability
11 7 (4.58%) BDD
11 7 (4.58%) Kanban
11 7 (4.58%) SOA
12 5 (3.27%) Mentoring
12 5 (3.27%) Multithreading
12 5 (3.27%) Software Testing
13 4 (2.61%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 66 (43.14%) C++
2 64 (41.83%) Java
3 60 (39.22%) C#
4 39 (25.49%) JavaScript
5 36 (23.53%) Python
6 29 (18.95%) SQL
7 23 (15.03%) C
8 12 (7.84%) PHP
8 12 (7.84%) PL/SQL
9 10 (6.54%) Ruby
10 6 (3.92%) Embedded C
11 4 (2.61%) Embedded C++
12 3 (1.96%) Lisp
12 3 (1.96%) Scala
13 2 (1.31%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.65%) Assembly Language
14 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.65%) Clojure
14 1 (0.65%) Haskell
14 1 (0.65%) Perl
Qualifications
1 51 (33.33%) Degree
2 20 (13.07%) Security Cleared
3 15 (9.80%) Numerate Degree
4 8 (5.23%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (2.61%) PhD
6 1 (0.65%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.65%) DO-178B
System Software
1 2 (1.31%) Firmware
2 1 (0.65%) Docker
2 1 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.61%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (2.61%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (7.84%) Oracle
2 8 (5.23%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.65%) QNX
3 1 (0.65%) Red Hat
3 1 (0.65%) VMware
3 1 (0.65%) Xilinx
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