Period
to 25 November 2020

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 25 November 2020.

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
25 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 15 14 20
Rank change year-on-year -1 +6 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 98 279 238
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Edinburgh 11.56% 12.98% 9.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.89% 13.70% 10.03%
Number of salaries quoted 88 159 155
Median annual salary £50,000 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.94% +2.35% +21.43%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £60,000 £70,000
Scotland median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £44,441
% change year-on-year +11.11% +1.26% +11.10%

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 824 2,037 2,372
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.17% 94.79% 94.54%
Number of salaries quoted 628 1,131 1,452
Median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.89% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,500 £28,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £75,000 £75,000
Scotland median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Edinburgh

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Engineer in Edinburgh.

Salary trend for Software Engineer in Edinburgh

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Engineer in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 25 November 2020.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 25 November 2020, 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 95 (96.94%) Software Engineering
2 41 (41.84%) C#
3 36 (36.73%) JavaScript
4 34 (34.69%) .NET
4 34 (34.69%) Java
5 27 (27.55%) Python
6 25 (25.51%) Azure
7 23 (23.47%) HTML
8 22 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
9 20 (20.41%) Node.js
10 19 (19.39%) SQL Server
11 17 (17.35%) CSS
11 17 (17.35%) C++
11 17 (17.35%) React
12 15 (15.31%) SDLC
12 15 (15.31%) Problem-Solving
12 15 (15.31%) Linux
12 15 (15.31%) Computer Science
12 15 (15.31%) AWS
13 14 (14.29%) .NET Core
13 14 (14.29%) DevOps
14 13 (13.27%) Algorithms
14 13 (13.27%) React Native
15 12 (12.24%) Microservices
15 12 (12.24%) Degree
16 11 (11.22%) C
16 11 (11.22%) Docker
16 11 (11.22%) Mentoring
16 11 (11.22%) Analytics
16 11 (11.22%) TypeScript

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 5 (5.10%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.04%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.02%) Apache
3 1 (1.02%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 25 (25.51%) Azure
2 15 (15.31%) AWS
3 10 (10.20%) GCP
4 3 (3.06%) SaaS
5 2 (2.04%) GitHub
5 2 (2.04%) Serverless
6 1 (1.02%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.02%) AWS IoT
6 1 (1.02%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (1.02%) PaaS
6 1 (1.02%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.06%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.02%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.02%) Internet
2 1 (1.02%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (19.39%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.10%) Big Data
2 5 (5.10%) Hadoop
3 4 (4.08%) MySQL
3 4 (4.08%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.06%) NoSQL
4 3 (3.06%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (3.06%) Redis
5 2 (2.04%) Cosmos DB
5 2 (2.04%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.02%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.02%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 9 (9.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (8.16%) Git (software)
2 8 (8.16%) Jenkins
3 6 (6.12%) CMake
3 6 (6.12%) JIRA
3 6 (6.12%) TestRail
4 5 (5.10%) Cypress.io
5 2 (2.04%) LabVIEW
5 2 (2.04%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (2.04%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.04%) VisualWorks
6 1 (1.02%) git-flow
6 1 (1.02%) GitLab
6 1 (1.02%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (1.02%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (1.02%) Subversion
6 1 (1.02%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (4.08%) Games
2 3 (3.06%) Aerospace
2 3 (3.06%) Electronics
2 3 (3.06%) Marketing
3 2 (2.04%) Automotive
3 2 (2.04%) Finance
4 1 (1.02%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (34.69%) .NET
2 23 (23.47%) HTML
3 20 (20.41%) Node.js
4 17 (17.35%) CSS
4 17 (17.35%) React
5 14 (14.29%) .NET Core
6 13 (13.27%) React Native
7 9 (9.18%) .NET Framework
7 9 (9.18%) AngularJS
8 7 (7.14%) HTML5
8 7 (7.14%) OpenGL
8 7 (7.14%) Qt
8 7 (7.14%) REST
8 7 (7.14%) WinForms
8 7 (7.14%) WPF
9 6 (6.12%) Kafka
9 6 (6.12%) OpenCL
9 6 (6.12%) QML
9 6 (6.12%) VTK
9 6 (6.12%) Vulkan
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.27%) Algorithms
2 10 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (8.16%) Mobile App
4 7 (7.14%) Data Structures
5 6 (6.12%) 3D Graphics
5 6 (6.12%) CUDA
6 4 (4.08%) Driving Licence
7 3 (3.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (3.06%) EPoS
8 2 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (1.02%) Cyberattack
9 1 (1.02%) Internet of Things
9 1 (1.02%) NHS
9 1 (1.02%) User Experience
9 1 (1.02%) Video\Live Streaming
9 1 (1.02%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (15.31%) Linux
2 5 (5.10%) Windows
3 3 (3.06%) Unix
4 2 (2.04%) Android
4 2 (2.04%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (96.94%) Software Engineering
2 22 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (15.31%) Computer Science
3 15 (15.31%) Problem-Solving
3 15 (15.31%) SDLC
4 14 (14.29%) DevOps
5 12 (12.24%) Microservices
6 11 (11.22%) Analytics
6 11 (11.22%) Mentoring
7 10 (10.20%) Machine Learning
7 10 (10.20%) Mathematics
7 10 (10.20%) OO
7 10 (10.20%) TDD
8 9 (9.18%) Artificial Intelligence
8 9 (9.18%) Scrum
9 8 (8.16%) Visualisation
10 6 (6.12%) BDD
10 6 (6.12%) Data Science
10 6 (6.12%) Physics
11 5 (5.10%) Data Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 41 (41.84%) C#
2 36 (36.73%) JavaScript
3 34 (34.69%) Java
4 27 (27.55%) Python
5 17 (17.35%) C++
6 11 (11.22%) C
6 11 (11.22%) TypeScript
7 8 (8.16%) Scala
8 7 (7.14%) Bash Shell
8 7 (7.14%) SQL
9 6 (6.12%) C-shell
9 6 (6.12%) Fortran
9 6 (6.12%) PowerShell
10 5 (5.10%) PHP
11 4 (4.08%) Clojure
11 4 (4.08%) Kotlin
11 4 (4.08%) Ruby
12 3 (3.06%) MATLAB
12 3 (3.06%) Objective-C
12 3 (3.06%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (12.24%) Degree
2 4 (4.08%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.02%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (1.02%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.02%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 11 (11.22%) Docker
2 1 (1.02%) Firmware
2 1 (1.02%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (9.18%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 9 (9.18%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.10%) Splunk
3 3 (3.06%) Google
3 3 (3.06%) Oracle