Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 23 35
Rank change year-on-year +11 +12 -18
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 349 199 164
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 13.13% 8.65% 5.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.39% 9.33% 5.94%
Number of salaries quoted 252 155 116
Edinburgh median annual salary £40,500 £45,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +18.42% -10.59%
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,125 £62,000 £52,500
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 2426 2132 2762
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 91.24% 92.70% 92.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1492 1418 1750
Edinburgh median annual salary £42,500 £45,750 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.10% +2.81% +5.95%
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,000 £27,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £70,000 £65,000
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +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 13 December 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Engineering in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 13 December 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.

1 167 (47.85%) Java
2 135 (38.68%) Agile Software Development
3 130 (37.25%) Degree
4 116 (33.24%) C++
5 100 (28.65%) C#
5 100 (28.65%) JavaScript
6 92 (26.36%) Git (software)
7 85 (24.36%) Linux
8 81 (23.21%) SQL
9 77 (22.06%) Computer Science
10 72 (20.63%) Windows
11 71 (20.34%) .NET
12 66 (18.91%) HTML
13 62 (17.77%) Mathematics
13 62 (17.77%) Numerate Degree
14 60 (17.19%) CSS
15 58 (16.62%) AngularJS
16 57 (16.33%) Innovative Thinking
17 56 (16.05%) Software Testing
18 53 (15.19%) Python
19 49 (14.04%) Big Data
20 48 (13.75%) SOAP
21 47 (13.47%) RESTful
22 44 (12.61%) Robotics
23 42 (12.03%) Finance
23 42 (12.03%) SDLC
24 41 (11.75%) Algorithms
25 40 (11.46%) OO
26 39 (11.17%) C
26 39 (11.17%) 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 14 (4.01%) JBoss
2 4 (1.15%) Apache
2 4 (1.15%) Apache Spark
3 3 (0.86%) Confluence
3 3 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (0.86%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.57%) IIS
4 2 (0.57%) SAS
5 1 (0.29%) Jupyter
5 1 (0.29%) Tornado
Applications
1 5 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.86%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 3 (0.86%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (0.86%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.29%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (3.15%) SaaS
3 10 (2.87%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (2.87%) GitHub
4 4 (1.15%) Slack
5 3 (0.86%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 3 (0.86%) Amazon EMR
6 2 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.57%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.29%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.29%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.29%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.72%) SSH
1 13 (3.72%) SSL
2 6 (1.72%) AMQP
3 3 (0.86%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.57%) Bluetooth
4 2 (0.57%) H.323
4 2 (0.57%) VoIP
4 2 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.29%) DECT
5 1 (0.29%) HTTP
5 1 (0.29%) MQTT
5 1 (0.29%) RTSP
5 1 (0.29%) SMS
5 1 (0.29%) Wireless
5 1 (0.29%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (14.04%) Big Data
2 29 (8.31%) GIS
3 24 (6.88%) SQL Server
4 16 (4.58%) MongoDB
4 16 (4.58%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (3.72%) Data Mining
6 11 (3.15%) Relational Database
7 9 (2.58%) NoSQL
8 8 (2.29%) MySQL
9 6 (1.72%) Hadoop
10 5 (1.43%) Amazon Redshift
11 4 (1.15%) Blockchain
11 4 (1.15%) Neo4j
11 4 (1.15%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (0.86%) Oracle Database 12c
12 3 (0.86%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.86%) Redis
Development Applications
1 92 (26.36%) Git (software)
2 26 (7.45%) Maven
3 22 (6.30%) NetBeans
3 22 (6.30%) Visual Studio
4 21 (6.02%) Subversion
5 12 (3.44%) GitLab
5 12 (3.44%) Jenkins
6 8 (2.29%) JIRA
7 7 (2.01%) Ant
8 6 (1.72%) HP UFT
8 6 (1.72%) TeamCity
9 5 (1.43%) Cucumber
9 5 (1.43%) LoadRunner
9 5 (1.43%) Selenium
10 3 (0.86%) Dreamweaver
10 3 (0.86%) Grunt
10 3 (0.86%) gulp
10 3 (0.86%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.57%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 42 (12.03%) Finance
2 22 (6.30%) Military
3 21 (6.02%) Banking
4 15 (4.30%) Retail
5 11 (3.15%) Electronics
6 6 (1.72%) Games
7 5 (1.43%) Advertising
8 4 (1.15%) Marketing
9 3 (0.86%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.57%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.29%) Avionics
11 1 (0.29%) Law
Job Titles
1 194 (55.59%) Software Engineer
2 81 (23.21%) Developer
3 46 (13.18%) C++ Software Engineer
4 43 (12.32%) Java Engineer
4 43 (12.32%) Java Software Engineer
5 33 (9.46%) Senior Software Engineer
6 29 (8.31%) Java Developer
7 24 (6.88%) C# Software Engineer
8 23 (6.59%) Senior Developer
8 23 (6.59%) Software Developer
9 22 (6.30%) Linux Engineer
10 17 (4.87%) Architect
10 17 (4.87%) Embedded Engineer
11 16 (4.58%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 12 (3.44%) Solutions Architect
13 11 (3.15%) Lead Architect
13 11 (3.15%) Lead Solutions Architect
14 10 (2.87%) C# Developer
14 10 (2.87%) Developer/Software Engineer
15 9 (2.58%) Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (20.34%) .NET
2 66 (18.91%) HTML
3 60 (17.19%) CSS
4 58 (16.62%) AngularJS
5 48 (13.75%) SOAP
6 47 (13.47%) RESTful
7 38 (10.89%) Spring
8 34 (9.74%) Web Services
9 33 (9.46%) Node.js
10 29 (8.31%) HTML5
11 28 (8.02%) Swing
12 25 (7.16%) CSS3
13 24 (6.88%) ASP.NET
14 22 (6.30%) React
15 21 (6.02%) Hibernate
16 17 (4.87%) WPF
17 14 (4.01%) Boost C++ Libraries
17 14 (4.01%) OpenCV
18 13 (3.72%) ASP.NET MVC
18 13 (3.72%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 77 (22.06%) Computer Science
2 44 (12.61%) Robotics
3 41 (11.75%) Algorithms
4 13 (3.72%) User Experience
5 8 (2.29%) Embedded Systems
5 8 (2.29%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (2.01%) Data Structures
6 7 (2.01%) Social Media
7 6 (1.72%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.43%) Fintech
9 3 (0.86%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (0.86%) PMI
10 2 (0.57%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (0.57%) ASIC
10 2 (0.57%) Device Driver
10 2 (0.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 2 (0.57%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.29%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.29%) Online Banking
11 1 (0.29%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 85 (24.36%) Linux
2 72 (20.63%) Windows
3 24 (6.88%) Apple iOS
4 20 (5.73%) Unix
5 19 (5.44%) Android
6 3 (0.86%) Mac OS
6 3 (0.86%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.57%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (0.57%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.29%) CentOS
8 1 (0.29%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (38.68%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (17.77%) Mathematics
3 57 (16.33%) Innovative Thinking
4 56 (16.05%) Software Testing
5 42 (12.03%) SDLC
6 40 (11.46%) OO
7 39 (11.17%) TDD
8 35 (10.03%) Machine Learning
9 33 (9.46%) Mentoring
10 30 (8.60%) Scrum
11 24 (6.88%) SOA
12 23 (6.59%) Image Processing
13 22 (6.30%) BDD
13 22 (6.30%) Requirements Analysis
14 21 (6.02%) Continuous Integration
14 21 (6.02%) Physics
15 20 (5.73%) Continuous Improvement
16 19 (5.44%) Mobile Development
17 18 (5.16%) Visualisation
18 17 (4.87%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 167 (47.85%) Java
2 116 (33.24%) C++
3 100 (28.65%) C#
3 100 (28.65%) JavaScript
4 81 (23.21%) SQL
5 53 (15.19%) Python
6 39 (11.17%) C
7 22 (6.30%) Ruby
8 19 (5.44%) PHP
8 19 (5.44%) PL/SQL
9 10 (2.87%) Perl
9 10 (2.87%) Scala
10 9 (2.58%) Objective-C
11 6 (1.72%) ActionScript
11 6 (1.72%) Bash Shell
12 5 (1.43%) Embedded C
12 5 (1.43%) Embedded C++
12 5 (1.43%) TypeScript
13 3 (0.86%) AppleScript
13 3 (0.86%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 130 (37.25%) Degree
2 62 (17.77%) Numerate Degree
3 19 (5.44%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (2.87%) Security Cleared
5 9 (2.58%) PhD
6 6 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (1.43%) ISTQB
7 5 (1.43%) MCP
7 5 (1.43%) OCP
7 5 (1.43%) Oracle Certification
7 5 (1.43%) SAP Certification
8 3 (0.86%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.57%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.01%) QA
2 1 (0.29%) BS7666
2 1 (0.29%) PSD2
System Software
1 7 (2.01%) Firmware
2 6 (1.72%) Docker
3 1 (0.29%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (1.43%) Ansible
3 4 (1.15%) Puppet
4 2 (0.57%) Capistrano
4 2 (0.57%) yum
5 1 (0.29%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.29%) Kibana
5 1 (0.29%) logstash
5 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.29%) Nagios
5 1 (0.29%) PowerCLI
5 1 (0.29%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 21 (6.02%) Oracle
2 13 (3.72%) Microsoft
3 7 (2.01%) SAP
4 5 (1.43%) HP
5 4 (1.15%) Xamarin
6 3 (0.86%) Adobe
6 3 (0.86%) Google
7 2 (0.57%) Perforce
7 2 (0.57%) Vertica
8 1 (0.29%) Apple
8 1 (0.29%) Capita
8 1 (0.29%) F5
8 1 (0.29%) PayPal
8 1 (0.29%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.29%) Tableau