Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 19 32
Rank change year-on-year +5 +13 -16
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 335 197 155
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 12.41% 8.95% 5.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.63% 9.65% 6.19%
Number of salaries quoted 225 142 113
Edinburgh median annual salary £43,500 £45,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.33% +8.43% -2.35%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £25,400
90th Percentile £73,880 £60,000 £60,000
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%

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 2,458 2,042 2,505
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 91.07% 92.82% 91.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1,568 1,345 1,598
Edinburgh median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £68,225 £70,000 £67,500
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,926
% change year-on-year - +4.83% +1.00%

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 21 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Engineering in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 163 (48.66%) Java
2 146 (43.58%) Degree
3 142 (42.39%) Agile Software Development
4 124 (37.01%) C++
5 103 (30.75%) C#
6 101 (30.15%) JavaScript
7 88 (26.27%) Git (software)
8 84 (25.07%) HTML
9 82 (24.48%) Linux
10 79 (23.58%) Windows
11 75 (22.39%) SQL
12 74 (22.09%) .NET
13 62 (18.51%) Big Data
14 60 (17.91%) CSS
15 57 (17.01%) Numerate Degree
16 55 (16.42%) Innovative Thinking
16 55 (16.42%) Mathematics
16 55 (16.42%) Software Testing
17 54 (16.12%) Computer Science
17 54 (16.12%) Robotics
17 54 (16.12%) Python
18 53 (15.82%) AngularJS
19 51 (15.22%) SDLC
20 47 (14.03%) C
21 43 (12.84%) OO
22 42 (12.54%) RESTful
23 41 (12.24%) Web Services
24 40 (11.94%) HTML5
25 38 (11.34%) Node.js
26 37 (11.04%) Algorithms

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 11 (3.28%) Apache Spark
2 7 (2.09%) JBoss
3 4 (1.19%) Apache
3 4 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (1.19%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.90%) Confluence
5 1 (0.30%) IIS
5 1 (0.30%) Jupyter
5 1 (0.30%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (0.90%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 3 (0.90%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (0.90%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.30%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 19 (5.67%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (4.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (3.58%) SaaS
4 10 (2.99%) GitHub
5 4 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.19%) Slack
6 3 (0.90%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 3 (0.90%) Amazon EMR
6 3 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.90%) npm
7 2 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.60%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.60%) Serverless
8 1 (0.30%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.49%) SSH
1 5 (1.49%) SSL
1 5 (1.49%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.19%) Wireless
3 3 (0.90%) AMQP
3 3 (0.90%) SAN
4 2 (0.60%) H.323
4 2 (0.60%) SMS
4 2 (0.60%) VoIP
5 1 (0.30%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.30%) DSL
5 1 (0.30%) Firewall
5 1 (0.30%) HTTP
5 1 (0.30%) Internet
5 1 (0.30%) MQTT
5 1 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (18.51%) Big Data
2 33 (9.85%) GIS
3 22 (6.57%) Data Mining
4 21 (6.27%) SQL Server
5 20 (5.97%) NoSQL
6 17 (5.07%) PostgreSQL
7 16 (4.78%) MongoDB
8 11 (3.28%) MySQL
9 9 (2.69%) Relational Database
10 8 (2.39%) Hadoop
11 7 (2.09%) Amazon Redshift
12 6 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
13 5 (1.49%) RDBMS
14 4 (1.19%) HBase
14 4 (1.19%) Oracle Database
14 4 (1.19%) Oracle Database 11g
14 4 (1.19%) Oracle Database 12c
14 4 (1.19%) Spatial Data
15 3 (0.90%) Aerospike
15 3 (0.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 88 (26.27%) Git (software)
2 32 (9.55%) Visual Studio
3 31 (9.25%) NetBeans
4 21 (6.27%) Subversion
5 17 (5.07%) Maven
6 11 (3.28%) Jenkins
7 7 (2.09%) Ant
8 5 (1.49%) GitLab
8 5 (1.49%) JIRA
8 5 (1.49%) TeamCity
9 4 (1.19%) Grunt
9 4 (1.19%) gulp
9 4 (1.19%) Oracle Forms
10 3 (0.90%) Dreamweaver
10 3 (0.90%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (0.90%) webpack
11 2 (0.60%) Mercurial
11 2 (0.60%) Sonatype Nexus
12 1 (0.30%) Mocha
12 1 (0.30%) MSTest
General
1 35 (10.45%) Finance
2 23 (6.87%) Banking
3 12 (3.58%) Retail
4 11 (3.28%) Advertising
5 10 (2.99%) Electronics
6 7 (2.09%) Marketing
7 5 (1.49%) Games
8 4 (1.19%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.60%) Military
9 2 (0.60%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.30%) Avionics
10 1 (0.30%) Law
Job Titles
1 198 (59.10%) Software Engineer
2 69 (20.60%) Developer
3 49 (14.63%) C++ Software Engineer
4 46 (13.73%) Java Engineer
5 44 (13.13%) Java Software Engineer
6 37 (11.04%) Senior Software Engineer
7 35 (10.45%) C# Software Engineer
8 34 (10.15%) Java Developer
9 21 (6.27%) Embedded Engineer
9 21 (6.27%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 20 (5.97%) Senior Developer
11 18 (5.37%) Software Developer
12 16 (4.78%) Linux Engineer
13 15 (4.48%) C Software Engineer
13 15 (4.48%) C/C++ Software Engineer
14 14 (4.18%) Architect
15 13 (3.88%) C# Developer
16 10 (2.99%) .NET Software Engineer
17 9 (2.69%) Python Software Engineer
18 8 (2.39%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (25.07%) HTML
2 74 (22.09%) .NET
3 60 (17.91%) CSS
4 53 (15.82%) AngularJS
5 42 (12.54%) RESTful
6 41 (12.24%) Web Services
7 40 (11.94%) HTML5
8 38 (11.34%) Node.js
9 36 (10.75%) Spring
10 35 (10.45%) React
11 34 (10.15%) SOAP
12 29 (8.66%) WPF
13 27 (8.06%) Swing
14 23 (6.87%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 23 (6.87%) OpenCV
15 22 (6.57%) ASP.NET
15 22 (6.57%) CSS3
16 19 (5.67%) Hibernate
17 17 (5.07%) REST
18 12 (3.58%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 54 (16.12%) Computer Science
1 54 (16.12%) Robotics
2 37 (11.04%) Algorithms
3 21 (6.27%) User Experience
4 17 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (4.18%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (3.28%) Embedded Systems
7 8 (2.39%) Data Structures
7 8 (2.39%) Device Driver
8 7 (2.09%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (2.09%) Mobile App
8 7 (2.09%) Social Media
9 4 (1.19%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 4 (1.19%) Fintech
9 4 (1.19%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.90%) PMI
11 2 (0.60%) ASIC
12 1 (0.30%) 3D Graphics
12 1 (0.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 1 (0.30%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 82 (24.48%) Linux
2 79 (23.58%) Windows
3 25 (7.46%) Apple iOS
4 22 (6.57%) Android
5 15 (4.48%) Robot Operating System
6 8 (2.39%) Unix
7 2 (0.60%) CentOS
7 2 (0.60%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.30%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.30%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (42.39%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (16.42%) Innovative Thinking
2 55 (16.42%) Mathematics
2 55 (16.42%) Software Testing
3 51 (15.22%) SDLC
4 43 (12.84%) OO
5 37 (11.04%) SOA
6 36 (10.75%) Machine Learning
6 36 (10.75%) Mentoring
7 30 (8.96%) Scrum
8 28 (8.36%) TDD
8 28 (8.36%) Visualisation
9 26 (7.76%) Data Analysis
10 23 (6.87%) Continuous Integration
10 23 (6.87%) Image Processing
10 23 (6.87%) Quantitative Analysis
11 22 (6.57%) Deep Learning
12 18 (5.37%) Microservices
13 17 (5.07%) Analytics
13 17 (5.07%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 163 (48.66%) Java
2 124 (37.01%) C++
3 103 (30.75%) C#
4 101 (30.15%) JavaScript
5 75 (22.39%) SQL
6 54 (16.12%) Python
7 47 (14.03%) C
8 18 (5.37%) Ruby
8 18 (5.37%) Scala
9 14 (4.18%) PHP
10 11 (3.28%) PL/SQL
11 6 (1.79%) Embedded C
12 5 (1.49%) Apple Swift
12 5 (1.49%) Embedded C++
12 5 (1.49%) GraphQL
12 5 (1.49%) Objective-C
12 5 (1.49%) Perl
13 4 (1.19%) Clojure
13 4 (1.19%) Elixir
13 4 (1.19%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 146 (43.58%) Degree
2 57 (17.01%) Numerate Degree
3 15 (4.48%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (1.49%) PhD
5 4 (1.19%) ISEB
6 3 (0.90%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.60%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.09%) QA
2 1 (0.30%) BS7666
2 1 (0.30%) PSD2
System Software
1 17 (5.07%) Docker
2 7 (2.09%) Firmware
3 2 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.30%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.30%) HDFS
4 1 (0.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (1.49%) Ansible
2 3 (0.90%) Puppet
3 2 (0.60%) Capistrano
3 2 (0.60%) Kibana
3 2 (0.60%) logstash
3 2 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.60%) yum
4 1 (0.30%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.30%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.30%) Mesos
4 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.30%) Nagios
4 1 (0.30%) PowerCLI
4 1 (0.30%) Rundeck
4 1 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 15 (4.48%) Microsoft
2 13 (3.88%) Oracle
3 5 (1.49%) Xamarin
4 4 (1.19%) Google
4 4 (1.19%) Vertica
5 3 (0.90%) Adobe
6 2 (0.60%) Perforce
6 2 (0.60%) SAP
7 1 (0.30%) Apple
7 1 (0.30%) Capita
7 1 (0.30%) F5
7 1 (0.30%) Panasonic
7 1 (0.30%) PayPal
7 1 (0.30%) Red Hat