Period
to 17 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £43,909 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 17 February 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
17 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 11 18 22
Rank change year-on-year +7 +4 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 259 238 231
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 13.86% 9.79% 8.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.55% 10.26% 8.94%
Number of salaries quoted 136 139 168
Edinburgh median annual salary £43,909 £46,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% +31.43% -17.65%
10th Percentile £27,750 £28,750 £26,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £70,000 £53,750
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 1,780 2,319 2,584
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.24% 95.43% 95.92%
Number of salaries quoted 986 1,470 1,665
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,750 £27,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £66,250
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 17 February 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 17 February 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.

1 249 (96.14%) Software Engineering
2 108 (41.70%) Java
3 104 (40.15%) C#
4 102 (39.38%) JavaScript
5 100 (38.61%) Agile Software Development
5 100 (38.61%) C++
6 86 (33.20%) .NET
7 62 (23.94%) Degree
8 60 (23.17%) AWS
9 56 (21.62%) SQL
10 54 (20.85%) HTML
11 52 (20.08%) OO
12 51 (19.69%) Git (software)
13 49 (18.92%) Linux
14 48 (18.53%) Python
14 48 (18.53%) RESTful
15 45 (17.37%) Node.js
16 44 (16.99%) AngularJS
16 44 (16.99%) Windows
17 43 (16.60%) React
18 42 (16.22%) Docker
19 41 (15.83%) Problem-Solving
20 39 (15.06%) Azure
21 38 (14.67%) OOP
22 37 (14.29%) Microservices
23 36 (13.90%) Innovative Thinking
23 36 (13.90%) CSS
24 35 (13.51%) Scrum
25 34 (13.13%) Robotics
25 34 (13.13%) Numerate Degree

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 15 (5.79%) Tomcat
2 4 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.16%) JBoss
4 2 (0.77%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (0.77%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.39%) Apache
5 1 (0.39%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.39%) WildFly
Applications
1 14 (5.41%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 60 (23.17%) AWS
2 39 (15.06%) Azure
3 30 (11.58%) GCP
4 23 (8.88%) SaaS
5 13 (5.02%) G Suite
6 3 (1.16%) Serverless
7 1 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.39%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.39%) GitHub
7 1 (0.39%) npm
7 1 (0.39%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.39%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.86%) Wireless
2 6 (2.32%) Network Security
3 5 (1.93%) HTTP
4 3 (1.16%) 802.11
4 3 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (1.16%) Wireshark
4 3 (1.16%) WPA
5 1 (0.39%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (12.74%) Big Data
2 20 (7.72%) GIS
3 18 (6.95%) SQL Server
4 16 (6.18%) MySQL
5 15 (5.79%) Data Mining
6 13 (5.02%) NoSQL
6 13 (5.02%) Relational Database
7 11 (4.25%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (3.09%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.54%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (0.77%) Cosmos DB
11 1 (0.39%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.39%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.39%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.39%) HBase
11 1 (0.39%) MariaDB
11 1 (0.39%) Redis
Development Applications
1 51 (19.69%) Git (software)
2 21 (8.11%) Visual Studio
3 20 (7.72%) NetBeans
4 13 (5.02%) JIRA
4 13 (5.02%) JUnit
4 13 (5.02%) Rational DOORS
4 13 (5.02%) Rational Rhapsody
5 12 (4.63%) JMeter
5 12 (4.63%) Selenium
6 11 (4.25%) Bitbucket
7 9 (3.47%) Jenkins
8 7 (2.70%) Mocha
9 4 (1.54%) Mercurial
9 4 (1.54%) Subversion
10 3 (1.16%) Bugzilla
10 3 (1.16%) Cypress.io
10 3 (1.16%) TestLink
10 3 (1.16%) webpack
11 2 (0.77%) LabVIEW
11 2 (0.77%) VisualWorks
General
1 18 (6.95%) Finance
2 12 (4.63%) Marketing
3 7 (2.70%) Banking
4 4 (1.54%) Aerospace
4 4 (1.54%) Games
5 3 (1.16%) Automotive
5 3 (1.16%) Public Sector
5 3 (1.16%) Retail
6 2 (0.77%) Avionics
6 2 (0.77%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.39%) Electronics
7 1 (0.39%) Legal
7 1 (0.39%) Military
7 1 (0.39%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (33.20%) .NET
2 54 (20.85%) HTML
3 48 (18.53%) RESTful
4 45 (17.37%) Node.js
5 44 (16.99%) AngularJS
6 43 (16.60%) React
7 36 (13.90%) CSS
8 28 (10.81%) SOAP
8 28 (10.81%) WPF
9 25 (9.65%) .NET Core
10 20 (7.72%) HTML5
10 20 (7.72%) React Native
10 20 (7.72%) Swing
11 19 (7.34%) Spring
11 19 (7.34%) Web Services
12 17 (6.56%) CSS3
13 16 (6.18%) Hibernate
14 15 (5.79%) ASP.NET
14 15 (5.79%) JSP
15 13 (5.02%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 34 (13.13%) Robotics
2 19 (7.34%) User Experience
3 16 (6.18%) Algorithms
3 16 (6.18%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (5.79%) Greenfield Project
5 8 (3.09%) Data Structures
6 6 (2.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 5 (1.93%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (1.54%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 4 (1.54%) Video\Live Streaming
9 3 (1.16%) ASIC
9 3 (1.16%) Smart Home
10 2 (0.77%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.77%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.39%) Device Driver
11 1 (0.39%) iPad
11 1 (0.39%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.39%) Marketing Technology
11 1 (0.39%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 49 (18.92%) Linux
2 44 (16.99%) Windows
3 13 (5.02%) VxWorks
4 7 (2.70%) Mac OS X
5 5 (1.93%) Android
6 3 (1.16%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.16%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (1.16%) OpenWrt
6 3 (1.16%) Unix
7 2 (0.77%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 249 (96.14%) Software Engineering
2 100 (38.61%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (20.08%) OO
4 41 (15.83%) Problem-Solving
5 38 (14.67%) OOP
6 37 (14.29%) Microservices
7 36 (13.90%) Innovative Thinking
8 35 (13.51%) Scrum
9 31 (11.97%) SOA
10 29 (11.20%) DevOps
11 23 (8.88%) Mathematics
12 22 (8.49%) Software Testing
13 21 (8.11%) Web Development
14 19 (7.34%) Mentoring
14 19 (7.34%) TDD
15 18 (6.95%) Continuous Integration
16 17 (6.56%) Machine Learning
16 17 (6.56%) Unit Testing
17 16 (6.18%) Continuous Delivery
17 16 (6.18%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 108 (41.70%) Java
2 104 (40.15%) C#
3 102 (39.38%) JavaScript
4 100 (38.61%) C++
5 56 (21.62%) SQL
6 48 (18.53%) Python
7 26 (10.04%) C
8 23 (8.88%) TypeScript
9 18 (6.95%) Scala
10 16 (6.18%) MATLAB
10 16 (6.18%) PHP
11 10 (3.86%) Bash Shell
12 9 (3.47%) ES6
13 7 (2.70%) Kotlin
14 6 (2.32%) Java 8
14 6 (2.32%) Ruby
15 3 (1.16%) Perl
16 2 (0.77%) PowerShell
16 2 (0.77%) Smalltalk
17 1 (0.39%) F#
Qualifications
1 62 (23.94%) Degree
2 34 (13.13%) Numerate Degree
3 9 (3.47%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.16%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.39%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.77%) QA
System Software
1 42 (16.22%) Docker
2 6 (2.32%) KVM
2 6 (2.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.54%) Firmware
4 3 (1.16%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 22 (8.49%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.54%) Ansible
Vendors
1 23 (8.88%) Google
2 6 (2.32%) VMware
3 5 (1.93%) Microsoft
4 4 (1.54%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.39%) Cincom
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle
5 1 (0.39%) SAP
5 1 (0.39%) UiPath