Period
to 20 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £42,000 in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 31 49
Rank change year-on-year +13 +18 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 235 210 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 9.31% 7.96% 4.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.84% 8.29% 4.47%
Number of salaries quoted 162 153 76
Edinburgh median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -11.11% +16.88%
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,000 £30,625
90th Percentile £62,950 £55,000 £63,125
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,250
% change year-on-year +12.50% -0.62% +4.55%

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 2,387 2,532 2,283
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.61% 96.02% 95.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1,514 1,538 1,459
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £66,250 £70,000
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -

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 September 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 20 September 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.

1 223 (94.89%) Software Engineering
2 155 (65.96%) Java
3 117 (49.79%) C#
4 106 (45.11%) Agile Software Development
5 95 (40.43%) Degree
6 89 (37.87%) JavaScript
7 88 (37.45%) C++
8 74 (31.49%) .NET
9 69 (29.36%) Windows
10 66 (28.09%) Linux
11 62 (26.38%) Big Data
12 58 (24.68%) SQL
13 56 (23.83%) Innovative Thinking
14 55 (23.40%) Python
15 54 (22.98%) Robotics
15 54 (22.98%) Numerate Degree
16 48 (20.43%) Git (software)
17 46 (19.57%) RESTful
18 42 (17.87%) Mathematics
19 38 (16.17%) AngularJS
19 38 (16.17%) Algorithms
20 37 (15.74%) Software Testing
20 37 (15.74%) Web Services
21 36 (15.32%) OO
21 36 (15.32%) Machine Learning
22 30 (12.77%) Computer Science
22 30 (12.77%) Visualisation
22 30 (12.77%) SOA
22 30 (12.77%) Military
23 29 (12.34%) MVC

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 10 (4.26%) IIS
2 8 (3.40%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.70%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.28%) Apache
4 3 (1.28%) JBoss
5 2 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.85%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.43%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (1.28%) LabWindows
2 2 (0.85%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.40%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.98%) SaaS
4 3 (1.28%) GitHub
4 3 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.85%) npm
6 1 (0.43%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.26%) SMS
2 3 (1.28%) Internet
3 2 (0.85%) HTTP
3 2 (0.85%) Network Security
4 1 (0.43%) DNS
4 1 (0.43%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (26.38%) Big Data
2 28 (11.91%) Data Mining
2 28 (11.91%) GIS
3 26 (11.06%) SQL Server
4 22 (9.36%) MySQL
5 14 (5.96%) Relational Database
6 11 (4.68%) NoSQL
7 6 (2.55%) Redis
8 4 (1.70%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.70%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.70%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.85%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.85%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.43%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 48 (20.43%) Git (software)
2 28 (11.91%) Visual Studio
3 26 (11.06%) NetBeans
4 15 (6.38%) Jenkins
5 13 (5.53%) TeamCity
6 11 (4.68%) SpecFlow
7 10 (4.26%) Cucumber
7 10 (4.26%) NUnit
8 6 (2.55%) JIRA
8 6 (2.55%) JUnit
9 5 (2.13%) JMeter
10 4 (1.70%) Eclipse
11 3 (1.28%) Hudson
12 2 (0.85%) Gerrit
12 2 (0.85%) Selenium
12 2 (0.85%) webpack
13 1 (0.43%) Gradle
13 1 (0.43%) Grunt
13 1 (0.43%) Ranorex
13 1 (0.43%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 30 (12.77%) Military
2 25 (10.64%) Finance
3 13 (5.53%) Games
4 6 (2.55%) Retail
5 4 (1.70%) Banking
5 4 (1.70%) Marketing
6 3 (1.28%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.85%) Electronics
7 2 (0.85%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.43%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (31.49%) .NET
2 46 (19.57%) RESTful
3 38 (16.17%) AngularJS
4 37 (15.74%) Web Services
5 29 (12.34%) SOAP
6 28 (11.91%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 28 (11.91%) OpenCV
6 28 (11.91%) Swing
7 27 (11.49%) WPF
8 26 (11.06%) HTML
8 26 (11.06%) REST
9 23 (9.79%) JSON
10 22 (9.36%) XML
11 21 (8.94%) CSS
11 21 (8.94%) React
12 20 (8.51%) ASP.NET Web API
13 17 (7.23%) jQuery
14 13 (5.53%) Hibernate
15 12 (5.11%) ASP.NET
15 12 (5.11%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 54 (22.98%) Robotics
2 38 (16.17%) Algorithms
3 30 (12.77%) Computer Science
4 13 (5.53%) User Experience
5 8 (3.40%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.40%) Fintech
6 4 (1.70%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.28%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.28%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.43%) 3D Graphics
8 1 (0.43%) Blog
8 1 (0.43%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.43%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (0.43%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.43%) Social Media
8 1 (0.43%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 69 (29.36%) Windows
2 66 (28.09%) Linux
3 7 (2.98%) Android
4 6 (2.55%) Mac OS X
5 4 (1.70%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.43%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.43%) VxWorks
6 1 (0.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (94.89%) Software Engineering
2 106 (45.11%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (23.83%) Innovative Thinking
4 42 (17.87%) Mathematics
5 37 (15.74%) Software Testing
6 36 (15.32%) Machine Learning
6 36 (15.32%) OO
7 30 (12.77%) SOA
7 30 (12.77%) Visualisation
8 29 (12.34%) MVC
9 28 (11.91%) Data Analysis
9 28 (11.91%) Deep Learning
9 28 (11.91%) Image Processing
10 27 (11.49%) Continuous Integration
10 27 (11.49%) Test Automation
11 26 (11.06%) Storage Management
12 24 (10.21%) TDD
13 21 (8.94%) Scrum
14 20 (8.51%) Mentoring
15 18 (7.66%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 155 (65.96%) Java
2 117 (49.79%) C#
3 89 (37.87%) JavaScript
4 88 (37.45%) C++
5 58 (24.68%) SQL
6 55 (23.40%) Python
7 19 (8.09%) C
8 12 (5.11%) PowerShell
8 12 (5.11%) Ruby
9 5 (2.13%) PHP
10 4 (1.70%) Go
10 4 (1.70%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.28%) ES6
11 3 (1.28%) F#
11 3 (1.28%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.85%) Embedded C
12 2 (0.85%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.43%) Fortran
13 1 (0.43%) VB
13 1 (0.43%) VB6
Qualifications
1 95 (40.43%) Degree
2 54 (22.98%) Numerate Degree
3 11 (4.68%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (1.70%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.43%) Postgraduate
5 1 (0.43%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.55%) QA
2 1 (0.43%) GCP
System Software
1 12 (5.11%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.98%) Docker
3 3 (1.28%) Firmware
3 3 (1.28%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 10 (4.26%) Puppet
2 8 (3.40%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (2.98%) Ansible
4 5 (2.13%) Terraform
5 1 (0.43%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (5.11%) Oracle
2 5 (2.13%) Microsoft
3 3 (1.28%) Xamarin
4 2 (0.85%) Google