Period
to 1 December 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 6 months to 1 December 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
1 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 5 4 8
Rank change year-on-year -1 +4 +5
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 174 467 409
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Edinburgh 19.35% 21.94% 16.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 21.80% 23.53% 17.05%
Number of salaries quoted 163 273 278
Median annual salary £50,000 £48,004 £49,740
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.16% -3.49% +22.81%
10th Percentile £35,000 £27,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £74,500 £73,750 £71,250
Scotland median annual salary £49,000 £48,004 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.08% +1.06% +11.76%

Software Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 798 1,985 2,399
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 88.77% 93.24% 94.90%
Number of salaries quoted 600 1,072 1,435
Median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £74,275
Scotland median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Edinburgh

Software Engineering
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Engineering in Edinburgh.

Salary trend for Software Engineering in Edinburgh

Software Engineering
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Engineering in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 1 December 2020.

Salary histogram for Software Engineering in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 1 December 2020, IT jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 61 (35.06%) JavaScript
2 56 (32.18%) C#
3 53 (30.46%) Java
3 53 (30.46%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (28.74%) .NET
5 42 (24.14%) React
6 37 (21.26%) Azure
7 34 (19.54%) SQL Server
8 33 (18.97%) Python
9 30 (17.24%) DevOps
10 29 (16.67%) C++
10 29 (16.67%) HTML
11 26 (14.94%) Linux
11 26 (14.94%) Node.js
12 25 (14.37%) TypeScript
13 23 (13.22%) Mentoring
13 23 (13.22%) AWS
14 22 (12.64%) Degree
14 22 (12.64%) Computer Science
14 22 (12.64%) CSS
14 22 (12.64%) Problem-Solving
15 19 (10.92%) .NET Core
15 19 (10.92%) Algorithms
15 19 (10.92%) React Native
16 18 (10.34%) AngularJS
17 17 (9.77%) SDLC
17 17 (9.77%) Microservices
18 16 (9.20%) C
19 15 (8.62%) SQL
19 15 (8.62%) Machine Learning

Software Engineering
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 5 (2.87%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (1.72%) Apache
3 2 (1.15%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.57%) CMS
4 1 (0.57%) Mule
4 1 (0.57%) Mule ESB
4 1 (0.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Adobe XD
1 1 (0.57%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Magento
1 1 (0.57%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 37 (21.26%) Azure
2 23 (13.22%) AWS
3 11 (6.32%) GCP
4 8 (4.60%) SaaS
5 2 (1.15%) GitHub
5 2 (1.15%) IaaS
5 2 (1.15%) PaaS
5 2 (1.15%) Serverless
6 1 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.57%) AWS IoT
6 1 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.57%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.72%) Internet
1 3 (1.72%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.15%) Network Security
3 1 (0.57%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.57%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (19.54%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.60%) GIS
3 7 (4.02%) Big Data
3 7 (4.02%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (3.45%) MySQL
4 6 (3.45%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.87%) Hadoop
6 4 (2.30%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.72%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.72%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.15%) Cosmos DB
8 2 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.57%) Data Lake
9 1 (0.57%) Power BI
9 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.57%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 14 (8.05%) Git (software)
2 8 (4.60%) Jenkins
3 7 (4.02%) JIRA
3 7 (4.02%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (3.45%) CMake
4 6 (3.45%) Cypress.io
4 6 (3.45%) TestRail
5 3 (1.72%) Selenium
5 3 (1.72%) SpecFlow
5 3 (1.72%) WebDriver
6 2 (1.15%) git-flow
6 2 (1.15%) Gradle
6 2 (1.15%) LabVIEW
6 2 (1.15%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (1.15%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.15%) VisualWorks
7 1 (0.57%) GitLab
7 1 (0.57%) JMeter
7 1 (0.57%) JUnit
7 1 (0.57%) Subversion
General
1 7 (4.02%) Electronics
2 5 (2.87%) Finance
2 5 (2.87%) Games
3 4 (2.30%) Aerospace
3 4 (2.30%) Public Sector
4 3 (1.72%) Automotive
4 3 (1.72%) Banking
5 2 (1.15%) Advertising
5 2 (1.15%) Legal
6 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 99 (56.90%) Software Engineer
2 46 (26.44%) Developer
3 28 (16.09%) Senior Software Engineer
4 13 (7.47%) React Developer
4 13 (7.47%) Senior Developer
5 12 (6.90%) .NET Software Engineer
6 11 (6.32%) Java Developer
6 11 (6.32%) Software Developer
7 7 (4.02%) Full Stack Developer
8 6 (3.45%) C++ Developer
8 6 (3.45%) Java Engineer
8 6 (3.45%) Java Software Engineer
8 6 (3.45%) Lead Developer
9 5 (2.87%) Azure Engineer
9 5 (2.87%) Azure Software Engineer
9 5 (2.87%) C# Developer
9 5 (2.87%) Lead Software Engineer
9 5 (2.87%) Product Manager
10 4 (2.30%) IoT Software Engineer
10 4 (2.30%) Senior React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (28.74%) .NET
2 42 (24.14%) React
3 29 (16.67%) HTML
4 26 (14.94%) Node.js
5 22 (12.64%) CSS
6 19 (10.92%) .NET Core
6 19 (10.92%) React Native
7 18 (10.34%) AngularJS
8 13 (7.47%) .NET Framework
8 13 (7.47%) ASP.NET
9 10 (5.75%) HTML5
10 9 (5.17%) Redux
10 9 (5.17%) RESTful
10 9 (5.17%) Spring
11 8 (4.60%) REST
12 7 (4.02%) Kafka
12 7 (4.02%) OpenGL
12 7 (4.02%) Qt
12 7 (4.02%) WinForms
12 7 (4.02%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.92%) Algorithms
2 14 (8.05%) Mobile App
3 10 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.75%) Data Structures
4 7 (4.02%) 3D Graphics
4 7 (4.02%) User Experience
5 6 (3.45%) CUDA
6 4 (2.30%) Cloud Native
6 4 (2.30%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.15%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.57%) Cyberattack
9 1 (0.57%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.57%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.57%) NHS
9 1 (0.57%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.57%) Video\Live Streaming
9 1 (0.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 26 (14.94%) Linux
2 5 (2.87%) Android
2 5 (2.87%) Windows
3 4 (2.30%) Unix
4 2 (1.15%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.15%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (30.46%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (17.24%) DevOps
3 23 (13.22%) Mentoring
4 22 (12.64%) Computer Science
4 22 (12.64%) Problem-Solving
5 17 (9.77%) Microservices
5 17 (9.77%) SDLC
6 15 (8.62%) Machine Learning
7 14 (8.05%) Artificial Intelligence
7 14 (8.05%) Mathematics
7 14 (8.05%) TDD
8 13 (7.47%) OO
8 13 (7.47%) SOLID
9 12 (6.90%) MVC
9 12 (6.90%) Test Automation
9 12 (6.90%) Visualisation
10 11 (6.32%) Analytics
10 11 (6.32%) Scrum
11 9 (5.17%) BDD
11 9 (5.17%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 61 (35.06%) JavaScript
2 56 (32.18%) C#
3 53 (30.46%) Java
4 33 (18.97%) Python
5 29 (16.67%) C++
6 25 (14.37%) TypeScript
7 16 (9.20%) C
8 15 (8.62%) SQL
9 10 (5.75%) Scala
10 7 (4.02%) Bash Shell
10 7 (4.02%) Clojure
10 7 (4.02%) Fortran
10 7 (4.02%) PHP
10 7 (4.02%) Ruby
11 6 (3.45%) C-shell
11 6 (3.45%) PowerShell
12 4 (2.30%) Kotlin
12 4 (2.30%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.72%) Java 8
13 3 (1.72%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 22 (12.64%) Degree
2 5 (2.87%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (1.72%) PhD
4 1 (0.57%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.57%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (0.57%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.72%) QA
System Software
1 15 (8.62%) Docker
2 6 (3.45%) Firmware
3 1 (0.57%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.57%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (6.32%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 13 (7.47%) Microsoft
2 5 (2.87%) Splunk
3 4 (2.30%) Oracle
4 3 (1.72%) Apple
4 3 (1.72%) CODA
4 3 (1.72%) DevExpress
4 3 (1.72%) Embarcadero
4 3 (1.72%) Facebook
4 3 (1.72%) Google
5 1 (0.57%) Adobe
5 1 (0.57%) Talend
5 1 (0.57%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.57%) Xamarin