Period
to 18 October 2017

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 18 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 24 28
Rank change year-on-year +10 +4 -12
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 336 189 197
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 12.54% 8.13% 6.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.65% 8.82% 7.27%
Number of salaries quoted 248 157 140
Edinburgh median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £38,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +17.65% -10.00%
10th Percentile £27,050 £27,950 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,000 £62,500 £47,500
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year - +1.27% -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 2462 2142 2709
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 91.90% 92.13% 90.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1464 1369 1676
Edinburgh median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £27,500 £29,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £70,050 £65,000
Scotland median annual salary £44,603 £44,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +0.23% +4.71% +2.41%

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 18 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Engineering in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 18 October 2017, IT jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 157 (46.73%) Java
2 133 (39.58%) Degree
3 128 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
4 120 (35.71%) C++
5 99 (29.46%) C#
6 94 (27.98%) Computer Science
7 89 (26.49%) Linux
8 80 (23.81%) Git (software)
9 77 (22.92%) JavaScript
10 72 (21.43%) .NET
11 67 (19.94%) SQL
11 67 (19.94%) Mathematics
12 65 (19.35%) Numerate Degree
13 62 (18.45%) Windows
14 58 (17.26%) Python
15 57 (16.96%) AngularJS
16 49 (14.58%) Software Testing
17 48 (14.29%) SOAP
18 46 (13.69%) OO
19 42 (12.50%) RESTful
19 42 (12.50%) Big Data
19 42 (12.50%) Algorithms
19 42 (12.50%) HTML
20 41 (12.20%) Finance
21 40 (11.90%) CSS
22 37 (11.01%) Web Services
22 37 (11.01%) C
23 36 (10.71%) SDLC
23 36 (10.71%) Robotics
24 33 (9.82%) TDD

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 15 (4.46%) JBoss
2 5 (1.49%) Apache
3 3 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (0.89%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.60%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.60%) IIS
4 2 (0.60%) SAS
4 2 (0.60%) Tornado
5 1 (0.30%) CMS
5 1 (0.30%) Confluence
5 1 (0.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (2.68%) GitHub
4 7 (2.08%) SaaS
5 3 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.60%) Amazon EMR
6 2 (0.60%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.60%) Slack
7 1 (0.30%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.87%) SSH
1 13 (3.87%) SSL
2 6 (1.79%) AMQP
3 2 (0.60%) H.323
3 2 (0.60%) Network Security
3 2 (0.60%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.60%) VoIP
3 2 (0.60%) Wireless
4 1 (0.30%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.30%) DECT
4 1 (0.30%) HTTP
4 1 (0.30%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.30%) NGN
4 1 (0.30%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.30%) RTSP
4 1 (0.30%) SMS
4 1 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.30%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (12.50%) Big Data
2 23 (6.85%) GIS
3 17 (5.06%) SQL Server
4 15 (4.46%) MongoDB
5 14 (4.17%) Hadoop
6 12 (3.57%) Data Mining
6 12 (3.57%) Neo4j
7 9 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (2.38%) Relational Database
9 7 (2.08%) MySQL
10 4 (1.19%) Blockchain
10 4 (1.19%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.89%) Redis
12 2 (0.60%) Amazon Redshift
12 2 (0.60%) Apache Hive
12 2 (0.60%) ArangoDB
12 2 (0.60%) BigQuery
12 2 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.60%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.30%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 80 (23.81%) Git (software)
2 25 (7.44%) Maven
3 18 (5.36%) NetBeans
4 17 (5.06%) Visual Studio
5 14 (4.17%) Subversion
6 13 (3.87%) GitLab
7 11 (3.27%) Jenkins
8 5 (1.49%) Cucumber
8 5 (1.49%) HP UFT
8 5 (1.49%) LoadRunner
8 5 (1.49%) Selenium
8 5 (1.49%) SoapUI
9 4 (1.19%) Eclipse
9 4 (1.19%) JIRA
10 3 (0.89%) Grunt
10 3 (0.89%) gulp
11 2 (0.60%) Rational DOORS
11 2 (0.60%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.60%) TeamCity
General
1 41 (12.20%) Finance
2 23 (6.85%) Military
3 11 (3.27%) Banking
4 8 (2.38%) Games
5 7 (2.08%) Electronics
5 7 (2.08%) Retail
6 2 (0.60%) Advertising
7 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.30%) Avionics
7 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 188 (55.95%) Software Engineer
2 85 (25.30%) Developer
3 50 (14.88%) C++ Software Engineer
4 43 (12.80%) Java Engineer
5 42 (12.50%) Java Software Engineer
6 35 (10.42%) Java Developer
7 32 (9.52%) Linux Engineer
8 31 (9.23%) Software Developer
9 23 (6.85%) Senior Software Engineer
10 21 (6.25%) C# Software Engineer
10 21 (6.25%) Senior Developer
11 18 (5.36%) Developer/Software Engineer
12 17 (5.06%) Java Software Developer
13 14 (4.17%) Architect
14 12 (3.57%) Python Software Engineer
15 11 (3.27%) Embedded Engineer
16 10 (2.98%) Android Developer
16 10 (2.98%) Lead Architect
16 10 (2.98%) Lead Solutions Architect
16 10 (2.98%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (21.43%) .NET
2 57 (16.96%) AngularJS
3 48 (14.29%) SOAP
4 42 (12.50%) HTML
4 42 (12.50%) RESTful
5 40 (11.90%) CSS
6 37 (11.01%) Web Services
7 33 (9.82%) Spring
8 27 (8.04%) Node.js
9 23 (6.85%) ASP.NET
10 22 (6.55%) Swing
11 18 (5.36%) React
12 17 (5.06%) HTML5
13 14 (4.17%) Hibernate
13 14 (4.17%) JSON
14 13 (3.87%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 13 (3.87%) CSS3
14 13 (3.87%) Spring Security
15 12 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
15 12 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 94 (27.98%) Computer Science
2 42 (12.50%) Algorithms
3 36 (10.71%) Robotics
4 11 (3.27%) Data Structures
5 9 (2.68%) User Experience
6 8 (2.38%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.19%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (1.19%) ASIC
7 4 (1.19%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (1.19%) Fintech
7 4 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (0.89%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (0.89%) PMI
8 3 (0.89%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.60%) Device Driver
9 2 (0.60%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.60%) Social Media
9 2 (0.60%) Verilog
10 1 (0.30%) Mobile Games
10 1 (0.30%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 89 (26.49%) Linux
2 62 (18.45%) Windows
3 22 (6.55%) Apple iOS
4 19 (5.65%) Unix
5 17 (5.06%) Android
6 4 (1.19%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.89%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.60%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.30%) CentOS
9 1 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.30%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (19.94%) Mathematics
3 49 (14.58%) Software Testing
4 46 (13.69%) OO
5 36 (10.71%) SDLC
6 33 (9.82%) TDD
7 30 (8.93%) Machine Learning
7 30 (8.93%) Scrum
8 28 (8.33%) Physics
9 27 (8.04%) Requirements Analysis
10 25 (7.44%) Mentoring
11 23 (6.85%) Open Source
12 22 (6.55%) Continuous Improvement
12 22 (6.55%) Image Processing
13 21 (6.25%) Mobile Development
14 17 (5.06%) SOA
15 16 (4.76%) Artificial Intelligence
15 16 (4.76%) BDD
16 15 (4.46%) Continuous Integration
16 15 (4.46%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 157 (46.73%) Java
2 120 (35.71%) C++
3 99 (29.46%) C#
4 77 (22.92%) JavaScript
5 67 (19.94%) SQL
6 58 (17.26%) Python
7 37 (11.01%) C
8 18 (5.36%) PHP
8 18 (5.36%) PL/SQL
9 17 (5.06%) Ruby
10 11 (3.27%) Perl
10 11 (3.27%) Scala
11 10 (2.98%) Objective-C
12 6 (1.79%) ActionScript
12 6 (1.79%) Bash Shell
13 4 (1.19%) Embedded C++
13 4 (1.19%) Lisp
13 4 (1.19%) MATLAB
13 4 (1.19%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.89%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 133 (39.58%) Degree
2 65 (19.35%) Numerate Degree
3 23 (6.85%) Security Cleared
4 18 (5.36%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (2.98%) PhD
6 6 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (1.49%) ISTQB
7 5 (1.49%) MCP
7 5 (1.49%) OCP
7 5 (1.49%) Oracle Certification
7 5 (1.49%) SAP Certification
8 3 (0.89%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.30%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.19%) QA
System Software
1 7 (2.08%) Firmware
2 5 (1.49%) Docker
3 1 (0.30%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.89%) Ansible
2 3 (0.89%) Puppet
3 2 (0.60%) Capistrano
3 2 (0.60%) yum
4 1 (0.30%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.30%) Nagios
4 1 (0.30%) PowerCLI
4 1 (0.30%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 19 (5.65%) Oracle
2 12 (3.57%) Microsoft
3 5 (1.49%) HP
3 5 (1.49%) SAP
3 5 (1.49%) Xamarin
4 2 (0.60%) Google
4 2 (0.60%) Perforce
4 2 (0.60%) Tableau
5 1 (0.30%) Apple
5 1 (0.30%) Capita
5 1 (0.30%) F5
5 1 (0.30%) PayPal
5 1 (0.30%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.30%) VMware