Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 47 87
Rank change year-on-year +24 +40 -52
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 239 105 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 8.83% 4.59% 2.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.18% 4.82% 2.63%
Number of salaries quoted 171 82 53
Edinburgh median annual salary £35,000 £45,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.22% +15.38% -2.50%
10th Percentile £26,000 £30,125 £26,300
90th Percentile £55,000 £60,000 £47,500
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £40,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year -0.62% +0.63% +3.23%

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 2604 2179 2923
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.23% 95.32% 95.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1587 1430 1870
Edinburgh median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £27,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £69,325 £65,000
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 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 20 November 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.

1 200 (83.68%) Software Engineering
2 139 (58.16%) Java
3 136 (56.90%) C++
4 118 (49.37%) Degree
5 104 (43.51%) C#
6 100 (41.84%) Linux
7 82 (34.31%) Innovative Thinking
8 81 (33.89%) .NET
9 77 (32.22%) Windows
10 71 (29.71%) Computer Science
11 68 (28.45%) Robotics
12 65 (27.20%) Agile Software Development
13 63 (26.36%) Git (software)
13 63 (26.36%) Numerate Degree
14 57 (23.85%) Mathematics
14 57 (23.85%) Software Testing
15 54 (22.59%) Python
16 48 (20.08%) SQL
17 46 (19.25%) JavaScript
18 45 (18.83%) Big Data
19 41 (17.15%) SOAP
20 36 (15.06%) Maven
21 35 (14.64%) Test Automation
22 34 (14.23%) C
23 33 (13.81%) RESTful
24 30 (12.55%) Algorithms
25 29 (12.13%) HTML
25 29 (12.13%) Swing
25 29 (12.13%) GIS
25 29 (12.13%) SDET

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 2 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.42%) Confluence
2 1 (0.42%) IIS
2 1 (0.42%) JBoss
2 1 (0.42%) SAS
2 1 (0.42%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.42%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.02%) GitHub
2 9 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (3.77%) SaaS
3 4 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.84%) Slack
5 1 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.42%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.42%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.42%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.51%) AMQP
2 3 (1.26%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.84%) H.323
3 2 (0.84%) VoIP
4 1 (0.42%) HTTP
4 1 (0.42%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (18.83%) Big Data
2 29 (12.13%) GIS
3 16 (6.69%) SQL Server
4 15 (6.28%) MongoDB
5 13 (5.44%) Data Mining
6 8 (3.35%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (2.51%) Hadoop
7 6 (2.51%) MySQL
7 6 (2.51%) Neo4j
8 2 (0.84%) Redis
8 2 (0.84%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.42%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.42%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.42%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.42%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.42%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.42%) OpenTSDB
9 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.42%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 63 (26.36%) Git (software)
2 36 (15.06%) Maven
3 26 (10.88%) Jenkins
4 24 (10.04%) Artifactory
4 24 (10.04%) Bugzilla
4 24 (10.04%) CMake
4 24 (10.04%) MSBuild
4 24 (10.04%) NuGet
4 24 (10.04%) Phabricator
4 24 (10.04%) Ranorex
4 24 (10.04%) Selenium
4 24 (10.04%) SonarQube
5 23 (9.62%) NetBeans
6 19 (7.95%) Visual Studio
7 12 (5.02%) Subversion
8 7 (2.93%) Ant
9 4 (1.67%) JIRA
10 2 (0.84%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.84%) Rational DOORS
10 2 (0.84%) TeamCity
General
1 23 (9.62%) Military
2 17 (7.11%) Finance
3 6 (2.51%) Games
4 5 (2.09%) Electronics
5 2 (0.84%) Banking
6 1 (0.42%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.42%) Avionics
6 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.42%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (33.89%) .NET
2 41 (17.15%) SOAP
3 33 (13.81%) RESTful
4 29 (12.13%) HTML
4 29 (12.13%) Swing
5 24 (10.04%) CSS
6 20 (8.37%) AngularJS
7 17 (7.11%) Web Services
8 16 (6.69%) WPF
9 14 (5.86%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 13 (5.44%) Hibernate
10 13 (5.44%) OpenCV
10 13 (5.44%) Spring
11 11 (4.60%) HTML5
11 11 (4.60%) REST
12 9 (3.77%) ASP.NET
12 9 (3.77%) CSS3
13 8 (3.35%) React
14 7 (2.93%) Qt
15 6 (2.51%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 71 (29.71%) Computer Science
2 68 (28.45%) Robotics
3 30 (12.55%) Algorithms
4 7 (2.93%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (2.93%) Social Media
5 6 (2.51%) Data Structures
6 4 (1.67%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (1.26%) ASIC
7 3 (1.26%) Fintech
7 3 (1.26%) User Experience
8 2 (0.84%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.84%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.42%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.42%) Verilog
9 1 (0.42%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 100 (41.84%) Linux
2 77 (32.22%) Windows
3 24 (10.04%) Debian
4 10 (4.18%) Apple iOS
5 9 (3.77%) Android
6 2 (0.84%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (0.84%) Unix
7 1 (0.42%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.42%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (83.68%) Software Engineering
2 82 (34.31%) Innovative Thinking
3 65 (27.20%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (23.85%) Mathematics
4 57 (23.85%) Software Testing
5 35 (14.64%) Test Automation
6 29 (12.13%) SDET
7 28 (11.72%) DevOps
7 28 (11.72%) OO
8 26 (10.88%) Unit Testing
9 25 (10.46%) Requirements Analysis
10 24 (10.04%) Continuous Delivery
10 24 (10.04%) Machine Learning
11 23 (9.62%) Image Processing
11 23 (9.62%) SOA
12 19 (7.95%) Physics
12 19 (7.95%) SDLC
13 16 (6.69%) Artificial Intelligence
13 16 (6.69%) Scrum
13 16 (6.69%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 139 (58.16%) Java
2 136 (56.90%) C++
3 104 (43.51%) C#
4 54 (22.59%) Python
5 48 (20.08%) SQL
6 46 (19.25%) JavaScript
7 34 (14.23%) C
8 10 (4.18%) Ruby
9 7 (2.93%) PL/SQL
10 6 (2.51%) Scala
11 5 (2.09%) Embedded C
11 5 (2.09%) Embedded C++
12 4 (1.67%) Perl
12 4 (1.67%) PHP
13 3 (1.26%) Lisp
14 1 (0.42%) Assembly Language
14 1 (0.42%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.42%) Clojure
14 1 (0.42%) F#
14 1 (0.42%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 118 (49.37%) Degree
2 63 (26.36%) Numerate Degree
3 17 (7.11%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (2.51%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.42%) PhD
5 1 (0.42%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 3 (1.26%) Firmware
2 1 (0.42%) Docker
2 1 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.84%) Ansible
1 2 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.42%) Kibana
2 1 (0.42%) logstash
2 1 (0.42%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (2.93%) Oracle
2 2 (0.84%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.42%) Google
3 1 (0.42%) VMware
3 1 (0.42%) Xamarin