Period
to 13 November 2019

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 13 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 4 7 13
Rank change year-on-year +3 +6 +12
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 480 426 359
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 21.78% 16.74% 13.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 23.31% 17.65% 14.37%
Number of salaries quoted 277 267 264
Edinburgh median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +18.75% -11.11%
10th Percentile £27,750 £28,450 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £74,625 £70,000
Scotland median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +15.85% +1.23%

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 2,059 2,414 2,499
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 93.42% 94.85% 92.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1,121 1,451 1,507
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,162 £46,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.82% +8.24% -5.56%
10th Percentile £27,750 £28,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £66,250
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,705
% change year-on-year - +0.66% +2.77%

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 13 November 2019.

Salary histogram for Software Engineering in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 13 November 2019, 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.

1 190 (39.58%) Agile Software Development
2 187 (38.96%) Java
3 152 (31.67%) JavaScript
4 147 (30.63%) C#
5 143 (29.79%) C++
6 134 (27.92%) Degree
7 123 (25.63%) .NET
8 92 (19.17%) Node.js
9 89 (18.54%) DevOps
9 89 (18.54%) Linux
9 89 (18.54%) Python
10 88 (18.33%) React
11 84 (17.50%) SQL
12 81 (16.88%) Finance
13 78 (16.25%) Git (software)
14 76 (15.83%) Problem-Solving
15 74 (15.42%) Robotics
16 73 (15.21%) Windows
17 72 (15.00%) RESTful
18 71 (14.79%) Docker
18 71 (14.79%) OO
19 70 (14.58%) HTML
19 70 (14.58%) AngularJS
19 70 (14.58%) AWS
19 70 (14.58%) Innovative Thinking
19 70 (14.58%) Numerate Degree
20 68 (14.17%) Big Data
21 67 (13.96%) Mathematics
22 65 (13.54%) Azure
23 63 (13.13%) 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 15 (3.13%) Tomcat
2 12 (2.50%) Apache Spark
3 10 (2.08%) WebSphere
4 7 (1.46%) Apache
5 3 (0.63%) ArcGIS
5 3 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.63%) WildFly
6 2 (0.42%) Confluence
6 2 (0.42%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (1.46%) Simulink
2 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 70 (14.58%) AWS
2 65 (13.54%) Azure
3 35 (7.29%) GCP
4 29 (6.04%) SaaS
5 16 (3.33%) IaaS
6 12 (2.50%) G Suite
7 11 (2.29%) GitHub
8 10 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (2.08%) Serverless
9 6 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.42%) PaaS
11 1 (0.21%) npm
11 1 (0.21%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.29%) HTTP
2 10 (2.08%) Firewall
2 10 (2.08%) Wireless
3 4 (0.83%) Network Security
4 3 (0.63%) Internet
5 2 (0.42%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.42%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.21%) Broadband
6 1 (0.21%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.21%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (14.17%) Big Data
2 34 (7.08%) SQL Server
3 31 (6.46%) GIS
4 27 (5.63%) MySQL
5 24 (5.00%) NoSQL
6 21 (4.38%) Data Mining
7 18 (3.75%) Relational Database
8 14 (2.92%) MongoDB
9 10 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (1.46%) Hadoop
11 6 (1.25%) Cosmos DB
12 5 (1.04%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (1.04%) Apache Hive
13 4 (0.83%) Blockchain
13 4 (0.83%) HBase
13 4 (0.83%) Oracle Database
13 4 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
13 4 (0.83%) Oracle Database 12c
14 3 (0.63%) Parquet
15 2 (0.42%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 78 (16.25%) Git (software)
2 44 (9.17%) Jenkins
3 36 (7.50%) Visual Studio
4 28 (5.83%) NetBeans
5 24 (5.00%) JUnit
6 19 (3.96%) Selenium
7 17 (3.54%) Team Foundation Server
8 15 (3.13%) JMeter
9 13 (2.71%) webpack
10 12 (2.50%) Mocha
11 10 (2.08%) IBM UrbanCode
11 10 (2.08%) JIRA
12 9 (1.88%) Maven
13 6 (1.25%) SoapUI
14 5 (1.04%) Mercurial
14 5 (1.04%) Subversion
14 5 (1.04%) TeamCity
15 4 (0.83%) Ant
15 4 (0.83%) Oracle Forms
15 4 (0.83%) SonarQube
General
1 81 (16.88%) Finance
2 45 (9.38%) Banking
3 28 (5.83%) Retail
4 23 (4.79%) Military
5 17 (3.54%) Marketing
6 7 (1.46%) Aerospace
7 6 (1.25%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.25%) Legal
7 6 (1.25%) Public Sector
8 5 (1.04%) Automotive
9 3 (0.63%) Electronics
9 3 (0.63%) Games
10 2 (0.42%) Advertising
10 2 (0.42%) Avionics
10 2 (0.42%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.21%) Law
11 1 (0.21%) Local Government
11 1 (0.21%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 279 (58.13%) Software Engineer
2 106 (22.08%) Senior Software Engineer
3 71 (14.79%) Java Engineer
4 70 (14.58%) Java Software Engineer
5 69 (14.38%) Developer
6 45 (9.38%) C# Software Engineer
7 40 (8.33%) C++ Software Engineer
8 36 (7.50%) Senior Java Engineer
8 36 (7.50%) Senior Java Software Engineer
9 31 (6.46%) DevOps Engineer
10 27 (5.63%) Graduate
11 25 (5.21%) .NET Software Engineer
11 25 (5.21%) Software Developer
12 24 (5.00%) Senior Developer
13 23 (4.79%) Graduate Software Engineer
14 21 (4.38%) Java Developer
14 21 (4.38%) JavaScript Engineer
15 20 (4.17%) Python Engineer
16 19 (3.96%) Python Software Engineer
17 17 (3.54%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (25.63%) .NET
2 92 (19.17%) Node.js
3 88 (18.33%) React
4 72 (15.00%) RESTful
5 70 (14.58%) AngularJS
5 70 (14.58%) HTML
6 54 (11.25%) Web Services
7 52 (10.83%) CSS
8 44 (9.17%) SOAP
9 39 (8.13%) WPF
10 33 (6.88%) Spring
11 28 (5.83%) Hibernate
11 28 (5.83%) Swing
12 27 (5.63%) REST
13 25 (5.21%) HTML5
14 24 (5.00%) React Native
15 23 (4.79%) JSON
16 21 (4.38%) .NET Core
16 21 (4.38%) ASP.NET
16 21 (4.38%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 74 (15.42%) Robotics
2 34 (7.08%) Algorithms
3 23 (4.79%) User Experience
4 20 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (3.96%) Public Cloud
6 18 (3.75%) Data Structures
7 16 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
7 16 (3.33%) Mobile App
8 12 (2.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 11 (2.29%) Self-Motivation
10 9 (1.88%) Replication
11 5 (1.04%) Cloud Native
12 4 (0.83%) Driving Licence
12 4 (0.83%) Mobile Banking
12 4 (0.83%) NHS
12 4 (0.83%) SWIFT
13 3 (0.63%) Management Information System
13 3 (0.63%) Video\Live Streaming
14 2 (0.42%) 3D Graphics
14 2 (0.42%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 89 (18.54%) Linux
2 73 (15.21%) Windows
3 14 (2.92%) Mac OS X
4 10 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (2.08%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.25%) Android
6 4 (0.83%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.83%) Unix
7 3 (0.63%) VxWorks
8 2 (0.42%) CentOS
8 2 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.21%) Debian
9 1 (0.21%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (39.58%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (18.54%) DevOps
3 76 (15.83%) Problem-Solving
4 71 (14.79%) OO
5 70 (14.58%) Innovative Thinking
6 67 (13.96%) Mathematics
7 63 (13.13%) Machine Learning
8 61 (12.71%) Mentoring
9 59 (12.29%) Microservices
10 58 (12.08%) TDD
11 52 (10.83%) Computer Science
12 49 (10.21%) Scrum
12 49 (10.21%) SDLC
13 44 (9.17%) Fintech
14 38 (7.92%) SOA
15 36 (7.50%) Coaching
16 33 (6.88%) Continuous Integration
16 33 (6.88%) Deep Learning
17 32 (6.67%) Test Automation
18 31 (6.46%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 187 (38.96%) Java
2 152 (31.67%) JavaScript
3 147 (30.63%) C#
4 143 (29.79%) C++
5 89 (18.54%) Python
6 84 (17.50%) SQL
7 30 (6.25%) C
8 21 (4.38%) TypeScript
9 19 (3.96%) Ruby
10 17 (3.54%) Groovy
11 14 (2.92%) PHP
12 13 (2.71%) PowerShell
13 12 (2.50%) Bash Shell
14 11 (2.29%) MATLAB
15 10 (2.08%) ES6
15 10 (2.08%) Scala
16 9 (1.88%) Java 8
17 6 (1.25%) Kotlin
18 4 (0.83%) PL/SQL
18 4 (0.83%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 134 (27.92%) Degree
2 70 (14.58%) Numerate Degree
3 30 (6.25%) Security Cleared
4 27 (5.63%) PhD
5 15 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
6 12 (2.50%) CISM
6 12 (2.50%) CISSP
7 7 (1.46%) SC Cleared
8 6 (1.25%) Master's Degree
9 4 (0.83%) HND
10 1 (0.21%) CCNA
10 1 (0.21%) CCNP
10 1 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.21%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.21%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.42%) QA
2 4 (0.83%) SEPA
3 2 (0.42%) GDPR
4 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 71 (14.79%) Docker
2 9 (1.88%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.63%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.21%) Firmware
5 1 (0.21%) KVM
Systems Management
1 58 (12.08%) Kubernetes
2 22 (4.58%) Ansible
3 18 (3.75%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (3.33%) Terraform
5 10 (2.08%) Puppet
Vendors
1 29 (6.04%) Google
2 19 (3.96%) Microsoft
3 12 (2.50%) Red Hat
4 9 (1.88%) Splunk
5 6 (1.25%) Xamarin
6 4 (0.83%) Micro Focus
6 4 (0.83%) Oracle
7 3 (0.63%) ESRI
7 3 (0.63%) Mapbox
8 2 (0.42%) Canon
8 2 (0.42%) Twitter
8 2 (0.42%) VMware
9 1 (0.21%) Cincom
9 1 (0.21%) Cisco
9 1 (0.21%) IBM
9 1 (0.21%) Juniper
9 1 (0.21%) SAP
9 1 (0.21%) UiPath