Period
to 24 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 32 67
Rank change year-on-year +7 +35 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 226 153 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 8.30% 6.51% 3.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.67% 6.84% 3.48%
Number of salaries quoted 159 112 55
Edinburgh median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,750 £26,450
90th Percentile £56,250 £51,250 £60,000
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +3.90%

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 2,608 2,237 2,416
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.74% 95.15% 94.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1,692 1,409 1,508
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,200 £26,425
90th Percentile £70,000 £71,250 £67,500
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +1.15% +2.35%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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.

1 209 (92.48%) Software Engineering
2 130 (57.52%) Java
3 102 (45.13%) C++
4 93 (41.15%) Agile Software Development
5 81 (35.84%) Degree
6 75 (33.19%) Linux
7 73 (32.30%) Python
8 72 (31.86%) C#
9 68 (30.09%) JavaScript
10 61 (26.99%) Windows
11 55 (24.34%) .NET
12 50 (22.12%) Big Data
13 49 (21.68%) Innovative Thinking
14 47 (20.80%) Robotics
15 42 (18.58%) Git (software)
16 40 (17.70%) C
17 38 (16.81%) Mathematics
17 38 (16.81%) Numerate Degree
18 36 (15.93%) SQL
19 31 (13.72%) Software Testing
19 31 (13.72%) Machine Learning
19 31 (13.72%) Algorithms
20 29 (12.83%) Computer Science
20 29 (12.83%) RESTful
21 28 (12.39%) Visual Studio
22 27 (11.95%) HTML
23 26 (11.50%) Visualisation
24 25 (11.06%) CSS
24 25 (11.06%) Web Services
24 25 (11.06%) OO

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 3 (1.33%) Apache
1 3 (1.33%) Apache Spark
1 3 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (0.88%) JBoss
2 2 (0.88%) Tomcat
2 2 (0.88%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.44%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (1.33%) LabWindows
2 2 (0.88%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.75%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.98%) NuGet
3 6 (2.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.65%) SaaS
4 3 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.33%) npm
5 2 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.44%) Akamai
6 1 (0.44%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.44%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.44%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.44%) GitHub
6 1 (0.44%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.21%) SMS
2 4 (1.77%) Wireless
3 3 (1.33%) HTTP
3 3 (1.33%) Internet
4 2 (0.88%) Firewall
5 1 (0.44%) DNS
5 1 (0.44%) DSL
5 1 (0.44%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.44%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (22.12%) Big Data
2 21 (9.29%) GIS
3 19 (8.41%) Data Mining
3 19 (8.41%) MySQL
4 15 (6.64%) Relational Database
5 14 (6.19%) NoSQL
6 10 (4.42%) SQL Server
7 7 (3.10%) Hadoop
7 7 (3.10%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (2.21%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (2.21%) MongoDB
8 5 (2.21%) Redis
9 4 (1.77%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.33%) Amazon Redshift
11 2 (0.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (0.88%) HBase
12 1 (0.44%) Aerospike
12 1 (0.44%) Apache Hive
12 1 (0.44%) OpenTSDB
12 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 42 (18.58%) Git (software)
2 28 (12.39%) Visual Studio
3 19 (8.41%) NetBeans
4 14 (6.19%) Jenkins
5 11 (4.87%) Selenium
6 10 (4.42%) Ranorex
7 9 (3.98%) Artifactory
7 9 (3.98%) Bugzilla
7 9 (3.98%) CMake
7 9 (3.98%) Maven
7 9 (3.98%) MSBuild
7 9 (3.98%) Phabricator
7 9 (3.98%) SonarQube
8 4 (1.77%) JIRA
9 3 (1.33%) NUnit
9 3 (1.33%) webpack
10 2 (0.88%) Gerrit
10 2 (0.88%) JUnit
10 2 (0.88%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.88%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (6.19%) Games
2 11 (4.87%) Finance
2 11 (4.87%) Marketing
3 10 (4.42%) Military
4 9 (3.98%) Retail
5 5 (2.21%) Electronics
6 4 (1.77%) Banking
7 3 (1.33%) Advertising
7 3 (1.33%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.88%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.44%) Law
9 1 (0.44%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (24.34%) .NET
2 29 (12.83%) RESTful
3 27 (11.95%) HTML
4 25 (11.06%) AngularJS
4 25 (11.06%) CSS
4 25 (11.06%) Web Services
5 24 (10.62%) React
6 22 (9.73%) WPF
7 21 (9.29%) Swing
8 20 (8.85%) SOAP
9 19 (8.41%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 19 (8.41%) OpenCV
10 16 (7.08%) Node.js
11 15 (6.64%) GraphQL
11 15 (6.64%) REST
12 12 (5.31%) Qt
13 11 (4.87%) Elastic Stack
13 11 (4.87%) Hibernate
14 10 (4.42%) Ruby on Rails
15 8 (3.54%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 47 (20.80%) Robotics
2 31 (13.72%) Algorithms
3 29 (12.83%) Computer Science
4 20 (8.85%) User Experience
5 17 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (2.65%) Device Driver
7 4 (1.77%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.77%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (1.77%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.88%) Cloud Native
8 2 (0.88%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 2 (0.88%) Fintech
8 2 (0.88%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.44%) 3D Graphics
9 1 (0.44%) Blog
9 1 (0.44%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.44%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.44%) Social Media
9 1 (0.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 75 (33.19%) Linux
2 61 (26.99%) Windows
3 10 (4.42%) Android
3 10 (4.42%) Robot Operating System
4 9 (3.98%) Debian
5 8 (3.54%) Apple iOS
6 7 (3.10%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.44%) CentOS
7 1 (0.44%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.44%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.44%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (92.48%) Software Engineering
2 93 (41.15%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (21.68%) Innovative Thinking
4 38 (16.81%) Mathematics
5 31 (13.72%) Machine Learning
5 31 (13.72%) Software Testing
6 26 (11.50%) Visualisation
7 25 (11.06%) OO
8 24 (10.62%) Problem-Solving
9 23 (10.18%) SOA
10 22 (9.73%) Analytics
11 21 (9.29%) DevOps
11 21 (9.29%) Mentoring
12 19 (8.41%) Data Analysis
12 19 (8.41%) Deep Learning
12 19 (8.41%) Image Processing
12 19 (8.41%) Test Automation
13 18 (7.96%) Scrum
14 16 (7.08%) Continuous Delivery
14 16 (7.08%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 130 (57.52%) Java
2 102 (45.13%) C++
3 73 (32.30%) Python
4 72 (31.86%) C#
5 68 (30.09%) JavaScript
6 40 (17.70%) C
7 36 (15.93%) SQL
8 17 (7.52%) Ruby
9 6 (2.65%) Fortran
10 5 (2.21%) Apple Swift
10 5 (2.21%) Objective-C
11 4 (1.77%) Assembly Language
11 4 (1.77%) ES6
11 4 (1.77%) PHP
12 3 (1.33%) Go
12 3 (1.33%) Kotlin
12 3 (1.33%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.33%) Scala
13 2 (0.88%) Clojure
13 2 (0.88%) Elixir
Qualifications
1 81 (35.84%) Degree
2 38 (16.81%) Numerate Degree
3 11 (4.87%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (2.65%) PhD
5 4 (1.77%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.44%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.77%) QA
System Software
1 18 (7.96%) Docker
2 6 (2.65%) HDFS
3 4 (1.77%) Firmware
4 3 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (4.87%) Puppet
2 6 (2.65%) Ansible
2 6 (2.65%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.33%) Terraform
4 1 (0.44%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.44%) Kibana
4 1 (0.44%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.44%) logstash
4 1 (0.44%) Mesos
4 1 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (3.10%) Oracle
2 5 (2.21%) Microsoft
3 2 (0.88%) Google
3 2 (0.88%) Vertica
4 1 (0.44%) Xamarin