Period
to 20 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 20 November 2018.

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
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 24 48
Rank change year-on-year +3 +24 +40
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 240 239 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 9.41% 8.83% 4.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.98% 9.16% 4.78%
Number of salaries quoted 152 171 82
Edinburgh median annual salary £42,500 £35,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.43% -22.22% +15.38%
10th Percentile £28,075 £26,000 £30,125
90th Percentile £70,000 £55,000 £60,000
Scotland median annual salary £43,882 £40,000 £40,250
% change year-on-year +9.71% -0.62% +0.63%

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 2,404 2,609 2,196
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.27% 96.38% 96.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1,470 1,591 1,430
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £65,000 £69,325
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

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 6 months to 20 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2018, 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 Software Engineer in the job title.

1 224 (93.33%) Software Engineering
2 154 (64.17%) Java
3 115 (47.92%) C#
4 100 (41.67%) JavaScript
5 99 (41.25%) Agile Software Development
6 96 (40.00%) Degree
7 81 (33.75%) C++
8 76 (31.67%) .NET
9 69 (28.75%) Windows
10 61 (25.42%) Linux
11 58 (24.17%) SQL
12 57 (23.75%) Python
13 52 (21.67%) Big Data
14 49 (20.42%) RESTful
15 48 (20.00%) Git (software)
15 48 (20.00%) Innovative Thinking
16 46 (19.17%) Robotics
16 46 (19.17%) Numerate Degree
17 42 (17.50%) OO
18 40 (16.67%) AngularJS
19 39 (16.25%) Mathematics
20 38 (15.83%) Software Testing
20 38 (15.83%) Algorithms
21 36 (15.00%) Test Automation
22 35 (14.58%) MVC
22 35 (14.58%) HTML
23 34 (14.17%) XML
23 34 (14.17%) JSON
24 33 (13.75%) Web Services
24 33 (13.75%) SQL Server

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 16 (6.67%) IIS
2 13 (5.42%) Tomcat
3 6 (2.50%) Apache Spark
4 4 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (1.67%) JBoss
5 2 (0.83%) Apache
5 2 (0.83%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.83%) WildFly
6 1 (0.42%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.25%) LabWindows
2 2 (0.83%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (4.58%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.92%) npm
4 5 (2.08%) SaaS
5 4 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.25%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (1.25%) GitHub
6 3 (1.25%) Serverless
7 2 (0.83%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (0.83%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.75%) SMS
2 4 (1.67%) Internet
3 2 (0.83%) HTTP
3 2 (0.83%) Network Security
4 1 (0.42%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (21.67%) Big Data
2 33 (13.75%) SQL Server
3 24 (10.00%) Data Mining
4 23 (9.58%) GIS
5 21 (8.75%) MySQL
6 11 (4.58%) NoSQL
7 8 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (2.92%) Relational Database
9 5 (2.08%) Redis
10 4 (1.67%) Hadoop
10 4 (1.67%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (0.83%) Amazon Redshift
11 2 (0.83%) OpenTSDB
11 2 (0.83%) Parquet
11 2 (0.83%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.42%) Blockchain
12 1 (0.42%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 48 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 23 (9.58%) Visual Studio
3 22 (9.17%) Jenkins
3 22 (9.17%) NetBeans
4 19 (7.92%) TeamCity
5 16 (6.67%) Cucumber
5 16 (6.67%) NUnit
5 16 (6.67%) SpecFlow
6 11 (4.58%) JUnit
7 10 (4.17%) JMeter
8 7 (2.92%) JIRA
8 7 (2.92%) webpack
9 6 (2.50%) Eclipse
10 4 (1.67%) Hudson
11 3 (1.25%) Subversion
12 2 (0.83%) IntelliJ
13 1 (0.42%) Gerrit
13 1 (0.42%) LabVIEW
13 1 (0.42%) Mockito
13 1 (0.42%) RSpec
General
1 33 (13.75%) Finance
2 25 (10.42%) Military
3 7 (2.92%) Games
4 4 (1.67%) Banking
5 3 (1.25%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.83%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.42%) Automotive
7 1 (0.42%) Electronics
7 1 (0.42%) Marketing
7 1 (0.42%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (31.67%) .NET
2 49 (20.42%) RESTful
3 40 (16.67%) AngularJS
4 35 (14.58%) HTML
5 34 (14.17%) JSON
5 34 (14.17%) XML
6 33 (13.75%) Web Services
7 30 (12.50%) REST
8 27 (11.25%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 26 (10.83%) CSS
9 26 (10.83%) SOAP
10 25 (10.42%) ASP.NET Web API
11 24 (10.00%) OpenCV
11 24 (10.00%) Swing
12 23 (9.58%) React
12 23 (9.58%) WPF
13 22 (9.17%) jQuery
14 17 (7.08%) Hibernate
15 16 (6.67%) Gherkin
15 16 (6.67%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 46 (19.17%) Robotics
2 38 (15.83%) Algorithms
3 31 (12.92%) Computer Science
4 20 (8.33%) Fintech
5 16 (6.67%) Data Structures
6 12 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (4.17%) User Experience
8 4 (1.67%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.83%) Cloud Native
10 2 (0.83%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.83%) Internet of Things
10 2 (0.83%) Video\Live Streaming
11 1 (0.42%) Device Driver
11 1 (0.42%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 69 (28.75%) Windows
2 61 (25.42%) Linux
3 9 (3.75%) Mac OS X
4 6 (2.50%) Android
5 3 (1.25%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.42%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (93.33%) Software Engineering
2 99 (41.25%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (20.00%) Innovative Thinking
4 42 (17.50%) OO
5 39 (16.25%) Mathematics
6 38 (15.83%) Software Testing
7 36 (15.00%) Test Automation
8 35 (14.58%) MVC
9 32 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
10 31 (12.92%) Continuous Delivery
11 29 (12.08%) TDD
12 28 (11.67%) Machine Learning
13 26 (10.83%) SOA
14 25 (10.42%) Image Processing
15 24 (10.00%) Data Analysis
15 24 (10.00%) Deep Learning
15 24 (10.00%) Open Source
15 24 (10.00%) Visualisation
16 23 (9.58%) BDD
17 22 (9.17%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 154 (64.17%) Java
2 115 (47.92%) C#
3 100 (41.67%) JavaScript
4 81 (33.75%) C++
5 58 (24.17%) SQL
6 57 (23.75%) Python
7 23 (9.58%) C
8 18 (7.50%) PowerShell
9 14 (5.83%) Ruby
10 7 (2.92%) ES6
11 4 (1.67%) PHP
11 4 (1.67%) TypeScript
12 3 (1.25%) F#
12 3 (1.25%) Go
12 3 (1.25%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.83%) Embedded C
14 1 (0.42%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.42%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.42%) VB6
14 1 (0.42%) XAML
Qualifications
1 96 (40.00%) Degree
2 46 (19.17%) Numerate Degree
3 10 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.25%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.42%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 18 (7.50%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.33%) Docker
3 3 (1.25%) Firmware
3 3 (1.25%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 7 (2.92%) Ansible
1 7 (2.92%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (2.08%) Puppet
3 4 (1.67%) Terraform
4 2 (0.83%) Kibana
4 2 (0.83%) logstash
4 2 (0.83%) Mesos
5 1 (0.42%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 11 (4.58%) Oracle
2 8 (3.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (1.67%) Xamarin
4 1 (0.42%) Google