Period
to 12 November 2018

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 12 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 13 22
Rank change year-on-year +6 +9 +11
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 425 357 194
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 16.82% 13.35% 8.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 18.08% 14.45% 9.01%
Number of salaries quoted 266 263 156
Edinburgh median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% -11.11% +17.65%
10th Percentile £28,375 £27,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £74,625 £70,000 £60,625
Scotland median annual salary £47,500 £41,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year +15.85% +1.23% +1.25%

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 2,351 2,470 2,152
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 93.04% 92.37% 93.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1,401 1,486 1,384
Edinburgh median annual salary £46,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.24% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £66,250 £68,750
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Edinburgh

Software Engineering
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Edinburgh.

Salary trend for Software Engineering in Edinburgh

Software Engineering
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 12 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Engineering in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 12 November 2018, 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.

1 208 (48.94%) Java
2 183 (43.06%) Agile Software Development
3 142 (33.41%) C#
4 134 (31.53%) Degree
5 127 (29.88%) JavaScript
6 102 (24.00%) .NET
7 97 (22.82%) C++
8 90 (21.18%) Python
9 85 (20.00%) Linux
10 77 (18.12%) Computer Science
10 77 (18.12%) Mentoring
11 68 (16.00%) SQL
12 66 (15.53%) AngularJS
13 65 (15.29%) Test Automation
14 63 (14.82%) Big Data
15 62 (14.59%) Windows
16 58 (13.65%) RESTful
16 58 (13.65%) Algorithms
17 55 (12.94%) Git (software)
18 53 (12.47%) Robotics
18 53 (12.47%) Finance
19 52 (12.24%) Innovative Thinking
20 51 (12.00%) Numerate Degree
21 48 (11.29%) Web Services
21 48 (11.29%) HTML
21 48 (11.29%) Mathematics
22 47 (11.06%) Machine Learning
23 45 (10.59%) SDLC
24 44 (10.35%) OO
25 43 (10.12%) CSS

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 18 (4.24%) Apache Spark
2 13 (3.06%) Tomcat
3 9 (2.12%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (1.41%) Apache
4 6 (1.41%) JBoss
5 4 (0.94%) Confluence
6 3 (0.71%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.47%) WildFly
8 1 (0.24%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.24%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.24%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 3 (0.71%) LabWindows
2 2 (0.47%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 38 (8.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (7.29%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (3.76%) SaaS
4 10 (2.35%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (1.41%) AWS Lambda
5 6 (1.41%) npm
5 6 (1.41%) Serverless
6 5 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (1.18%) Amazon S3
6 5 (1.18%) GitHub
6 5 (1.18%) OpenShift
7 4 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.71%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.47%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.24%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.24%) Google Play
10 1 (0.24%) PaaS
10 1 (0.24%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.59%) SMS
2 8 (1.88%) Internet
3 7 (1.65%) Network Security
4 4 (0.94%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.71%) Asterisk PBX
5 3 (0.71%) Ethernet
5 3 (0.71%) Firewall
5 3 (0.71%) H.323
5 3 (0.71%) Kerberos
5 3 (0.71%) PBX
5 3 (0.71%) VLAN
5 3 (0.71%) VoIP
5 3 (0.71%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.24%) HTTP
6 1 (0.24%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (14.82%) Big Data
2 28 (6.59%) Data Mining
3 26 (6.12%) SQL Server
4 25 (5.88%) GIS
4 25 (5.88%) MySQL
5 15 (3.53%) NoSQL
6 14 (3.29%) Relational Database
7 10 (2.35%) Apache Cassandra
8 9 (2.12%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (1.65%) Hadoop
11 6 (1.41%) Amazon Redshift
11 6 (1.41%) Blockchain
12 5 (1.18%) Oracle Database
12 5 (1.18%) Redis
13 3 (0.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 3 (0.71%) MongoDB
14 2 (0.47%) Apache Hive
14 2 (0.47%) OpenTSDB
14 2 (0.47%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 55 (12.94%) Git (software)
2 26 (6.12%) Visual Studio
3 24 (5.65%) NetBeans
4 18 (4.24%) Jenkins
4 18 (4.24%) JUnit
5 16 (3.76%) JIRA
6 15 (3.53%) Hudson
6 15 (3.53%) Subversion
7 10 (2.35%) JMeter
7 10 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (1.41%) Eclipse
8 6 (1.41%) webpack
9 5 (1.18%) Clang
9 5 (1.18%) SoapUI
10 4 (0.94%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.71%) Phabricator
11 3 (0.71%) RSpec
12 2 (0.47%) IntelliJ
12 2 (0.47%) Maven
12 2 (0.47%) Mockito
General
1 53 (12.47%) Finance
2 27 (6.35%) Military
3 26 (6.12%) Banking
4 21 (4.94%) Electronics
5 19 (4.47%) Marketing
6 14 (3.29%) Games
7 13 (3.06%) Manufacturing
7 13 (3.06%) Telecoms
8 9 (2.12%) Advertising
9 7 (1.65%) Retail
10 6 (1.41%) Automotive
11 3 (0.71%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.47%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 232 (54.59%) Software Engineer
2 83 (19.53%) Developer
3 62 (14.59%) Java Engineer
4 59 (13.88%) Java Software Engineer
5 58 (13.65%) Senior Software Engineer
6 33 (7.76%) C# Software Engineer
7 31 (7.29%) Senior Developer
8 30 (7.06%) Development Manager
9 26 (6.12%) Java Developer
10 24 (5.65%) Senior Java Engineer
11 23 (5.41%) Graduate
11 23 (5.41%) Senior Java Software Engineer
12 22 (5.18%) Junior
12 22 (5.18%) Software Manager
13 21 (4.94%) Graduate Software Engineer
14 20 (4.71%) Junior Software Engineer
15 18 (4.24%) Software Development Manager
16 17 (4.00%) Architect
16 17 (4.00%) Software Developer
17 15 (3.53%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (24.00%) .NET
2 66 (15.53%) AngularJS
3 58 (13.65%) RESTful
4 48 (11.29%) HTML
4 48 (11.29%) Web Services
5 43 (10.12%) CSS
6 42 (9.88%) React
7 37 (8.71%) Node.js
8 34 (8.00%) ASP.NET
9 32 (7.53%) SOAP
10 30 (7.06%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 27 (6.35%) Swing
12 26 (6.12%) OpenCV
12 26 (6.12%) WPF
13 24 (5.65%) Hibernate
13 24 (5.65%) JSON
14 23 (5.41%) jQuery
15 21 (4.94%) Spring
16 20 (4.71%) XML
17 19 (4.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 77 (18.12%) Computer Science
2 58 (13.65%) Algorithms
3 53 (12.47%) Robotics
4 38 (8.94%) Fintech
5 36 (8.47%) Data Structures
6 20 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (3.29%) Self-Motivation
7 14 (3.29%) User Experience
8 10 (2.35%) Mobile App
9 8 (1.88%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (1.18%) GPGPU
10 5 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (0.94%) Data Centre
11 4 (0.94%) NHS
12 3 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 2 (0.47%) Device Driver
13 2 (0.47%) FMCG
13 2 (0.47%) Internet of Things
13 2 (0.47%) PMI
13 2 (0.47%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 85 (20.00%) Linux
2 62 (14.59%) Windows
3 9 (2.12%) Android
3 9 (2.12%) Mac OS X
4 6 (1.41%) Apple iOS
4 6 (1.41%) CentOS
5 5 (1.18%) Debian
6 3 (0.71%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.47%) SmartOS
7 2 (0.47%) Unix
8 1 (0.24%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.24%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (43.06%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (18.12%) Mentoring
3 65 (15.29%) Test Automation
4 52 (12.24%) Innovative Thinking
5 48 (11.29%) Mathematics
6 47 (11.06%) Machine Learning
7 45 (10.59%) SDLC
8 44 (10.35%) OO
9 42 (9.88%) Continuous Integration
10 37 (8.71%) DevOps
11 33 (7.76%) Problem-Solving
12 32 (7.53%) Coaching
12 32 (7.53%) MVC
13 30 (7.06%) Scrum
13 30 (7.06%) SOA
14 29 (6.82%) Analytics
14 29 (6.82%) Data Analysis
14 29 (6.82%) TDD
14 29 (6.82%) Visualisation
15 28 (6.59%) Image Processing
Programming Languages
1 208 (48.94%) Java
2 142 (33.41%) C#
3 127 (29.88%) JavaScript
4 97 (22.82%) C++
5 90 (21.18%) Python
6 68 (16.00%) SQL
7 27 (6.35%) C
8 25 (5.88%) Ruby
9 11 (2.59%) PHP
10 9 (2.12%) R
11 8 (1.88%) Java 8
11 8 (1.88%) PL/SQL
12 7 (1.65%) ES6
13 6 (1.41%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.41%) TypeScript
14 5 (1.18%) Embedded C
15 3 (0.71%) F#
15 3 (0.71%) Go
15 3 (0.71%) Java 9
16 2 (0.47%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 134 (31.53%) Degree
2 51 (12.00%) Numerate Degree
3 35 (8.24%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (1.41%) Security Cleared
5 4 (0.94%) HND
6 2 (0.47%) CISA
6 2 (0.47%) CISM
6 2 (0.47%) CISSP
6 2 (0.47%) CRISC
6 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.47%) PhD
6 2 (0.47%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.24%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.24%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.35%) QA
2 5 (1.18%) IEC 61508
2 5 (1.18%) ISO 26262
2 5 (1.18%) MISRA
2 5 (1.18%) MISRA C
3 4 (0.94%) GDPR
System Software
1 23 (5.41%) Docker
2 4 (0.94%) Firmware
2 4 (0.94%) HDFS
3 3 (0.71%) Dovecot
3 3 (0.71%) iptables
3 3 (0.71%) Postfix
3 3 (0.71%) QEMU
3 3 (0.71%) VirtualBox
3 3 (0.71%) Xen
4 2 (0.47%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.24%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 16 (3.76%) Ansible
2 10 (2.35%) Puppet
3 9 (2.12%) Kubernetes
3 9 (2.12%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (1.65%) Terraform
5 4 (0.94%) Mesos
6 3 (0.71%) Proxmox
7 2 (0.47%) Kibana
7 2 (0.47%) logstash
8 1 (0.24%) Oozie
8 1 (0.24%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 28 (6.59%) Microsoft
2 20 (4.71%) Oracle
3 13 (3.06%) Red Hat
3 13 (3.06%) SAP
4 11 (2.59%) Google
5 5 (1.18%) Renesas
5 5 (1.18%) Xamarin
6 2 (0.47%) Guidewire
6 2 (0.47%) Informatica
7 1 (0.24%) Apple
7 1 (0.24%) Cloudera
7 1 (0.24%) IBM
7 1 (0.24%) New Relic
7 1 (0.24%) Splunk
7 1 (0.24%) Tableau