Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 18 20
Rank change year-on-year +11 +2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 406 283 215
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 16.04% 11.16% 8.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 17.23% 12.00% 9.25%
Number of salaries quoted 263 204 189
Edinburgh median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% -5.88% +10.39%
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £58,375 £62,500
Scotland median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +25.00% - +2.56%

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 2,357 2,358 2,325
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 93.13% 92.98% 93.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1,468 1,421 1,462
Edinburgh median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £26,775
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.27% -2.22% +5.88%

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 19 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Engineering in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 205 (50.49%) Java
2 175 (43.10%) Agile Software Development
3 151 (37.19%) C#
4 124 (30.54%) Degree
5 121 (29.80%) JavaScript
6 111 (27.34%) .NET
7 101 (24.88%) C++
8 91 (22.41%) SQL
9 86 (21.18%) Python
10 80 (19.70%) Linux
11 72 (17.73%) Git (software)
12 71 (17.49%) Big Data
13 69 (17.00%) Windows
14 61 (15.02%) Algorithms
15 59 (14.53%) Robotics
16 56 (13.79%) Innovative Thinking
17 55 (13.55%) Numerate Degree
17 55 (13.55%) OO
17 55 (13.55%) Machine Learning
17 55 (13.55%) Test Automation
18 53 (13.05%) AngularJS
18 53 (13.05%) Computer Science
19 52 (12.81%) Mentoring
20 49 (12.07%) RESTful
21 48 (11.82%) Mathematics
22 47 (11.58%) Continuous Integration
23 46 (11.33%) Finance
24 42 (10.34%) Web Services
24 42 (10.34%) Scrum
25 41 (10.10%) ASP.NET

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 12 (2.96%) Apache Spark
2 7 (1.72%) Apache
3 6 (1.48%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.23%) JBoss
5 3 (0.74%) Confluence
5 3 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.49%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.25%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.25%) SAS
7 1 (0.25%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (0.74%) LabWindows
2 2 (0.49%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 40 (9.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (5.67%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (2.46%) Google Cloud Platform
4 8 (1.97%) SaaS
5 6 (1.48%) GitHub
6 3 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.49%) npm
7 2 (0.49%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.25%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.25%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.25%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.25%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.25%) Google Play
8 1 (0.25%) PaaS
8 1 (0.25%) Serverless
8 1 (0.25%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.45%) SMS
2 8 (1.97%) Network Security
3 6 (1.48%) Firewall
3 6 (1.48%) Internet
3 6 (1.48%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.23%) Asterisk PBX
4 5 (1.23%) Ethernet
4 5 (1.23%) H.323
4 5 (1.23%) Kerberos
4 5 (1.23%) PBX
4 5 (1.23%) VLAN
4 5 (1.23%) VoIP
4 5 (1.23%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.25%) HTTP
5 1 (0.25%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (17.49%) Big Data
2 30 (7.39%) SQL Server
3 29 (7.14%) Data Mining
3 29 (7.14%) GIS
4 27 (6.65%) NoSQL
5 24 (5.91%) MySQL
6 20 (4.93%) Relational Database
7 8 (1.97%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (1.97%) Hadoop
7 8 (1.97%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (1.48%) Redis
9 5 (1.23%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (0.49%) Amazon Redshift
10 2 (0.49%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.49%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.49%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (0.49%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 72 (17.73%) Git (software)
2 31 (7.64%) Visual Studio
3 26 (6.40%) NetBeans
4 24 (5.91%) Subversion
5 20 (4.93%) Jenkins
6 10 (2.46%) Mercurial
7 9 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (1.97%) JIRA
9 6 (1.48%) Maven
10 5 (1.23%) Clang
10 5 (1.23%) Phabricator
11 4 (0.99%) Gradle
12 3 (0.74%) Grunt
12 3 (0.74%) JUnit
12 3 (0.74%) RSpec
12 3 (0.74%) TeamCity
13 2 (0.49%) Gerrit
13 2 (0.49%) JMeter
13 2 (0.49%) Oracle Forms
13 2 (0.49%) webpack
General
1 46 (11.33%) Finance
2 29 (7.14%) Military
3 21 (5.17%) Marketing
4 19 (4.68%) Electronics
4 19 (4.68%) Games
5 17 (4.19%) Banking
6 12 (2.96%) Manufacturing
7 11 (2.71%) Retail
7 11 (2.71%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.23%) Advertising
8 5 (1.23%) Automotive
9 3 (0.74%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.49%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.25%) Law
Job Titles
1 218 (53.69%) Software Engineer
2 90 (22.17%) Developer
3 62 (15.27%) Java Engineer
4 61 (15.02%) Senior Software Engineer
5 60 (14.78%) Java Software Engineer
6 33 (8.13%) C# Software Engineer
7 30 (7.39%) Java Developer
8 27 (6.65%) .NET Developer
9 25 (6.16%) Junior
10 22 (5.42%) Graduate
10 22 (5.42%) Junior Software Engineer
11 21 (5.17%) Architect
12 19 (4.68%) Development Manager
12 19 (4.68%) Graduate Software Engineer
12 19 (4.68%) Senior Developer
13 18 (4.43%) Senior Java Engineer
14 17 (4.19%) Senior Java Software Engineer
15 16 (3.94%) Python Engineer
15 16 (3.94%) Python Software Engineer
15 16 (3.94%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (27.34%) .NET
2 53 (13.05%) AngularJS
3 49 (12.07%) RESTful
4 42 (10.34%) Web Services
5 41 (10.10%) ASP.NET
6 39 (9.61%) React
7 36 (8.87%) Node.js
8 33 (8.13%) CSS
8 33 (8.13%) HTML
8 33 (8.13%) WPF
9 30 (7.39%) Swing
10 29 (7.14%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 28 (6.90%) OpenCV
12 27 (6.65%) SOAP
13 23 (5.67%) ASP.NET MVC
14 17 (4.19%) JSON
15 16 (3.94%) REST
16 14 (3.45%) jQuery
17 13 (3.20%) .NET Framework
17 13 (3.20%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 61 (15.02%) Algorithms
2 59 (14.53%) Robotics
3 53 (13.05%) Computer Science
4 30 (7.39%) Data Structures
5 17 (4.19%) User Experience
6 11 (2.71%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (2.22%) Fintech
9 6 (1.48%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.23%) GPGPU
11 4 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (0.99%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (0.49%) 3D Graphics
12 2 (0.49%) FMCG
12 2 (0.49%) PMI
12 2 (0.49%) Security Operations Centre
13 1 (0.25%) Device Driver
13 1 (0.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 1 (0.25%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 80 (19.70%) Linux
2 69 (17.00%) Windows
3 14 (3.45%) Android
4 10 (2.46%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.72%) Debian
6 6 (1.48%) CentOS
7 5 (1.23%) Mac OS X
7 5 (1.23%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.49%) Unix
9 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.25%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (43.10%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (13.79%) Innovative Thinking
3 55 (13.55%) Machine Learning
3 55 (13.55%) OO
3 55 (13.55%) Test Automation
4 52 (12.81%) Mentoring
5 48 (11.82%) Mathematics
6 47 (11.58%) Continuous Integration
7 42 (10.34%) Scrum
8 39 (9.61%) DevOps
8 39 (9.61%) MVC
8 39 (9.61%) SDLC
9 38 (9.36%) TDD
10 36 (8.87%) Problem-Solving
11 34 (8.37%) Analytics
11 34 (8.37%) Visualisation
12 33 (8.13%) SOA
13 30 (7.39%) Data Analysis
14 28 (6.90%) Image Processing
14 28 (6.90%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 205 (50.49%) Java
2 151 (37.19%) C#
3 121 (29.80%) JavaScript
4 101 (24.88%) C++
5 91 (22.41%) SQL
6 86 (21.18%) Python
7 21 (5.17%) Ruby
8 20 (4.93%) C
9 8 (1.97%) PHP
9 8 (1.97%) R
10 7 (1.72%) Java 8
10 7 (1.72%) Java 9
11 6 (1.48%) Bash Shell
11 6 (1.48%) T-SQL
12 5 (1.23%) Go
12 5 (1.23%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.99%) Objective-C
13 4 (0.99%) TypeScript
14 3 (0.74%) Embedded C
14 3 (0.74%) ES6
Qualifications
1 124 (30.54%) Degree
2 55 (13.55%) Numerate Degree
3 23 (5.67%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (2.22%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.49%) CISA
5 2 (0.49%) CISM
5 2 (0.49%) CISSP
5 2 (0.49%) CRISC
5 2 (0.49%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.49%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.25%) HND
6 1 (0.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.72%) QA
2 5 (1.23%) IEC 61508
2 5 (1.23%) ISO 26262
2 5 (1.23%) MISRA
2 5 (1.23%) MISRA C
3 4 (0.99%) GCP
4 3 (0.74%) GDPR
System Software
1 14 (3.45%) Docker
2 6 (1.48%) HDFS
3 5 (1.23%) Dovecot
3 5 (1.23%) iptables
3 5 (1.23%) Postfix
3 5 (1.23%) QEMU
3 5 (1.23%) VirtualBox
3 5 (1.23%) Xen
4 3 (0.74%) Firmware
5 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 17 (4.19%) Ansible
2 15 (3.69%) Puppet
3 13 (3.20%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (2.22%) Terraform
5 6 (1.48%) Kubernetes
6 5 (1.23%) Proxmox
7 2 (0.49%) Mesos
7 2 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.25%) Oozie
Vendors
1 37 (9.11%) Microsoft
2 22 (5.42%) Oracle
3 11 (2.71%) Google
3 11 (2.71%) SAP
4 10 (2.46%) Red Hat
5 5 (1.23%) Renesas
6 4 (0.99%) Xamarin
7 2 (0.49%) Guidewire
7 2 (0.49%) Informatica
8 1 (0.25%) Apple
8 1 (0.25%) Cisco
8 1 (0.25%) Cloudera
8 1 (0.25%) Juniper
8 1 (0.25%) New Relic
8 1 (0.25%) Splunk