Period
to 18 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 40 86
Rank change year-on-year +19 +46 -50
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 229 108 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 8.73% 4.95% 2.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.10% 5.14% 2.53%
Number of salaries quoted 157 85 43
Edinburgh median annual salary £35,000 £45,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.22% +16.88% -3.75%
10th Percentile £26,500 £27,500 £25,400
90th Percentile £54,250 £63,250 £47,500
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -1.23% +1.25% +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 2,517 2,102 2,646
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.96% 96.29% 95.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1,591 1,416 1,711
Edinburgh median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £27,000 £28,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £66,250
Scotland median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.35% - +2.41%

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 18 January 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 18 January 2018, 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.

1 190 (82.97%) Software Engineering
2 137 (59.83%) C++
3 133 (58.08%) Java
4 105 (45.85%) Degree
5 100 (43.67%) C#
6 96 (41.92%) Linux
7 88 (38.43%) Windows
8 81 (35.37%) Innovative Thinking
9 77 (33.62%) .NET
10 75 (32.75%) Robotics
11 62 (27.07%) Git (software)
12 59 (25.76%) Agile Software Development
13 57 (24.89%) Mathematics
14 56 (24.45%) Numerate Degree
15 54 (23.58%) Computer Science
15 54 (23.58%) Software Testing
15 54 (23.58%) Python
16 51 (22.27%) JavaScript
16 51 (22.27%) Big Data
17 44 (19.21%) SQL
18 39 (17.03%) C
19 36 (15.72%) SOAP
20 35 (15.28%) Maven
21 34 (14.85%) Test Automation
22 33 (14.41%) Jenkins
23 31 (13.54%) HTML
23 31 (13.54%) RESTful
23 31 (13.54%) Machine Learning
24 29 (12.66%) DevOps
24 29 (12.66%) Algorithms

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 4 (1.75%) Apache Spark
2 2 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.44%) Apache
3 1 (0.44%) Confluence
3 1 (0.44%) IIS
3 1 (0.44%) SAS
3 1 (0.44%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.80%) GitHub
2 10 (4.37%) SaaS
3 8 (3.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.87%) Slack
6 1 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
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%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.44%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.18%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.75%) AMQP
3 2 (0.87%) H.323
3 2 (0.87%) HTTP
3 2 (0.87%) VoIP
4 1 (0.44%) DSL
4 1 (0.44%) RTSP
4 1 (0.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (22.27%) Big Data
2 27 (11.79%) GIS
3 18 (7.86%) Data Mining
4 17 (7.42%) SQL Server
5 14 (6.11%) MongoDB
6 11 (4.80%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (3.49%) NoSQL
8 6 (2.62%) MySQL
9 4 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (1.75%) HBase
9 4 (1.75%) Relational Database
10 3 (1.31%) Aerospike
10 3 (1.31%) Amazon Redshift
11 2 (0.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (0.87%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.44%) Apache Hive
12 1 (0.44%) Azure SQL Database
12 1 (0.44%) Couchbase
12 1 (0.44%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.44%) Redis
Development Applications
1 62 (27.07%) Git (software)
2 35 (15.28%) Maven
3 33 (14.41%) Jenkins
4 26 (11.35%) Artifactory
4 26 (11.35%) Bugzilla
4 26 (11.35%) CMake
4 26 (11.35%) MSBuild
4 26 (11.35%) NetBeans
4 26 (11.35%) NuGet
4 26 (11.35%) Phabricator
4 26 (11.35%) Ranorex
4 26 (11.35%) Selenium
4 26 (11.35%) SonarQube
5 23 (10.04%) Visual Studio
6 10 (4.37%) Subversion
7 7 (3.06%) Ant
8 2 (0.87%) JIRA
8 2 (0.87%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (0.87%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.44%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 13 (5.68%) Finance
2 10 (4.37%) Military
3 6 (2.62%) Games
4 5 (2.18%) Electronics
5 4 (1.75%) Banking
5 4 (1.75%) Retail
6 2 (0.87%) Marketing
7 1 (0.44%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.44%) Avionics
7 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (33.62%) .NET
2 36 (15.72%) SOAP
3 31 (13.54%) HTML
3 31 (13.54%) RESTful
4 26 (11.35%) CSS
4 26 (11.35%) Swing
5 23 (10.04%) Web Services
6 22 (9.61%) WPF
7 19 (8.30%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 19 (8.30%) OpenCV
8 18 (7.86%) AngularJS
9 12 (5.24%) Hibernate
9 12 (5.24%) Spring
10 10 (4.37%) React
11 9 (3.93%) HTML5
11 9 (3.93%) REST
11 9 (3.93%) Ruby on Rails
12 8 (3.49%) ASP.NET
12 8 (3.49%) CSS3
13 6 (2.62%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 75 (32.75%) Robotics
2 54 (23.58%) Computer Science
3 29 (12.66%) Algorithms
4 7 (3.06%) Social Media
5 5 (2.18%) Device Driver
5 5 (2.18%) Embedded Systems
5 5 (2.18%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (1.75%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 3 (1.31%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.87%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (0.87%) ASIC
8 2 (0.87%) Fintech
8 2 (0.87%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.87%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.87%) User Experience
9 1 (0.44%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 96 (41.92%) Linux
2 88 (38.43%) Windows
3 26 (11.35%) Debian
4 10 (4.37%) Android
4 10 (4.37%) Apple iOS
4 10 (4.37%) Robot Operating System
5 2 (0.87%) Unix
6 1 (0.44%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.44%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.44%) VxWorks
6 1 (0.44%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (82.97%) Software Engineering
2 81 (35.37%) Innovative Thinking
3 59 (25.76%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (24.89%) Mathematics
5 54 (23.58%) Software Testing
6 34 (14.85%) Test Automation
7 31 (13.54%) Machine Learning
8 29 (12.66%) DevOps
8 29 (12.66%) SDET
9 28 (12.23%) SOA
9 28 (12.23%) Unit Testing
10 26 (11.35%) Continuous Delivery
11 23 (10.04%) Image Processing
12 21 (9.17%) OO
12 21 (9.17%) Visualisation
13 18 (7.86%) Data Analysis
13 18 (7.86%) Deep Learning
13 18 (7.86%) Quantitative Analysis
14 17 (7.42%) Requirements Analysis
15 14 (6.11%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 137 (59.83%) C++
2 133 (58.08%) Java
3 100 (43.67%) C#
4 54 (23.58%) Python
5 51 (22.27%) JavaScript
6 44 (19.21%) SQL
7 39 (17.03%) C
8 13 (5.68%) Ruby
9 11 (4.80%) Scala
10 7 (3.06%) PL/SQL
11 5 (2.18%) Embedded C
12 4 (1.75%) Clojure
12 4 (1.75%) Elixir
12 4 (1.75%) Embedded C++
12 4 (1.75%) Perl
13 2 (0.87%) Lisp
13 2 (0.87%) PHP
14 1 (0.44%) ES6
14 1 (0.44%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.44%) XAML
Qualifications
1 105 (45.85%) Degree
2 56 (24.45%) Numerate Degree
3 18 (7.86%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.44%) PhD
4 1 (0.44%) Postgraduate
System Software
1 7 (3.06%) Docker
2 2 (0.87%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.44%) Ansible
1 1 (0.44%) Hadoop YARN
1 1 (0.44%) Kibana
1 1 (0.44%) logstash
1 1 (0.44%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (3.06%) Oracle
2 3 (1.31%) Microsoft
3 2 (0.87%) Vertica
3 2 (0.87%) Xamarin
4 1 (0.44%) Google