Period
to 23 February 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 23 February 2019.

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
23 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 17 23 38
Rank change year-on-year +6 +15 +37
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 245 224 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 9.91% 8.33% 5.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.40% 8.69% 5.49%
Number of salaries quoted 140 164 80
Edinburgh median annual salary £47,500 £35,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +35.71% -17.65% +13.33%
10th Percentile £28,425 £26,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £54,625 £60,375
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

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 2,355 2,578 2,113
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.27% 95.91% 96.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1,486 1,677 1,390
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £70,000
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 23 February 2019.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 23 February 2019, 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.

1 220 (89.80%) Software Engineering
2 130 (53.06%) Java
3 103 (42.04%) C#
4 101 (41.22%) JavaScript
5 99 (40.41%) Agile Software Development
6 84 (34.29%) Degree
7 80 (32.65%) C++
8 69 (28.16%) .NET
9 63 (25.71%) Linux
10 52 (21.22%) Windows
11 46 (18.78%) Computer Science
12 45 (18.37%) OO
12 45 (18.37%) MVC
13 43 (17.55%) Continuous Delivery
14 42 (17.14%) XML
14 42 (17.14%) SQL
14 42 (17.14%) Test Automation
15 41 (16.73%) Continuous Integration
15 41 (16.73%) SQL Server
15 41 (16.73%) Python
16 40 (16.33%) JSON
17 39 (15.92%) HTML
17 39 (15.92%) Mathematics
17 39 (15.92%) Git (software)
17 39 (15.92%) AngularJS
18 35 (14.29%) REST
19 34 (13.88%) ASP.NET Web API
19 34 (13.88%) TDD
19 34 (13.88%) Algorithms
20 33 (13.47%) Jenkins

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 23 (9.39%) IIS
2 13 (5.31%) Tomcat
3 8 (3.27%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (2.45%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.82%) Apache
5 2 (0.82%) JBoss
5 2 (0.82%) WildFly
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (1.63%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Magento
1 1 (0.41%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (6.53%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (4.49%) SaaS
4 9 (3.67%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (2.45%) npm
6 4 (1.63%) PaaS
7 3 (1.22%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (1.22%) Serverless
8 2 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.82%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (0.82%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.41%) GitHub
9 1 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.22%) HTTP
2 2 (0.82%) Internet
2 2 (0.82%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.41%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (16.73%) SQL Server
2 25 (10.20%) Big Data
3 14 (5.71%) MySQL
4 12 (4.90%) Data Mining
5 8 (3.27%) NoSQL
6 6 (2.45%) GIS
6 6 (2.45%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (2.04%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.22%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (0.82%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (0.82%) Flink
9 2 (0.82%) OpenTSDB
9 2 (0.82%) Parquet
10 1 (0.41%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 39 (15.92%) Git (software)
2 33 (13.47%) Jenkins
3 24 (9.80%) SpecFlow
3 24 (9.80%) TeamCity
4 23 (9.39%) Cucumber
4 23 (9.39%) NUnit
5 14 (5.71%) JUnit
6 13 (5.31%) JMeter
7 10 (4.08%) Hudson
8 9 (3.67%) JIRA
9 7 (2.86%) Eclipse
9 7 (2.86%) Subversion
9 7 (2.86%) Visual Studio
10 6 (2.45%) NetBeans
11 5 (2.04%) webpack
12 3 (1.22%) Rational DOORS
12 3 (1.22%) Rational Rhapsody
13 2 (0.82%) IntelliJ
14 1 (0.41%) Selenium
14 1 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 30 (12.24%) Finance
2 6 (2.45%) Electronics
3 3 (1.22%) Aerospace
3 3 (1.22%) Automotive
3 3 (1.22%) Games
4 2 (0.82%) Retail
5 1 (0.41%) Law
5 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.41%) Marketing
5 1 (0.41%) Military
5 1 (0.41%) Social Science
5 1 (0.41%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (28.16%) .NET
2 42 (17.14%) XML
3 40 (16.33%) JSON
4 39 (15.92%) AngularJS
4 39 (15.92%) HTML
5 35 (14.29%) REST
6 34 (13.88%) ASP.NET Web API
7 28 (11.43%) RESTful
8 25 (10.20%) CSS
9 23 (9.39%) Gherkin
10 21 (8.57%) Hibernate
10 21 (8.57%) jQuery
11 18 (7.35%) React
12 17 (6.94%) ASP.NET
13 13 (5.31%) Apache OpenJPA
13 13 (5.31%) JPA
13 13 (5.31%) JSP
13 13 (5.31%) Servlets
14 12 (4.90%) SOAP
15 10 (4.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 34 (13.88%) Algorithms
2 32 (13.06%) Fintech
3 22 (8.98%) Data Structures
4 18 (7.35%) Robotics
5 10 (4.08%) User Experience
6 7 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (2.45%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.22%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.22%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.22%) Video\Live Streaming
10 2 (0.82%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.82%) Cloud Native
10 2 (0.82%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.82%) Internet of Things
11 1 (0.41%) Embedded Systems
11 1 (0.41%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 63 (25.71%) Linux
2 52 (21.22%) Windows
3 13 (5.31%) Mac OS X
4 4 (1.63%) Android
5 3 (1.22%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.22%) VxWorks
6 1 (0.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (89.80%) Software Engineering
2 99 (40.41%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (18.78%) Computer Science
4 45 (18.37%) MVC
4 45 (18.37%) OO
5 43 (17.55%) Continuous Delivery
6 42 (17.14%) Test Automation
7 41 (16.73%) Continuous Integration
8 39 (15.92%) Mathematics
9 34 (13.88%) TDD
10 32 (13.06%) Open Source
11 29 (11.84%) Software Testing
12 26 (10.61%) Process Improvement
12 26 (10.61%) User Stories
13 25 (10.20%) BDD
14 23 (9.39%) Agile Testing
14 23 (9.39%) API Testing
14 23 (9.39%) Scenario Testing
14 23 (9.39%) SDET
14 23 (9.39%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 130 (53.06%) Java
2 103 (42.04%) C#
3 101 (41.22%) JavaScript
4 80 (32.65%) C++
5 42 (17.14%) SQL
6 41 (16.73%) Python
7 28 (11.43%) C
8 27 (11.02%) PowerShell
9 12 (4.90%) Ruby
10 10 (4.08%) TypeScript
11 5 (2.04%) ES6
11 5 (2.04%) MATLAB
12 4 (1.63%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.22%) Fortran
14 2 (0.82%) Java 8
14 2 (0.82%) PHP
15 1 (0.41%) Delphi
15 1 (0.41%) Embedded C
15 1 (0.41%) Embedded C++
15 1 (0.41%) Julia
Qualifications
1 84 (34.29%) Degree
2 18 (7.35%) Numerate Degree
3 12 (4.90%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.41%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.41%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.27%) QA
System Software
1 26 (10.61%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.08%) Docker
3 2 (0.82%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (1.63%) Ansible
1 4 (1.63%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.82%) Kibana
2 2 (0.82%) logstash
2 2 (0.82%) Mesos
Vendors
1 17 (6.94%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.27%) Canon
3 6 (2.45%) Oracle
4 2 (0.82%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.41%) Google
5 1 (0.41%) Progress
5 1 (0.41%) SAP
5 1 (0.41%) Twitter