Period
to 28 July 2021

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Glasgow during the 6 months to 28 July 2021.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineer
Scotland > Glasgow
6 months to
28 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 32 62 74
Rank change year-on-year +30 +12 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 89 28 59
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Glasgow 6.27% 3.03% 3.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.78% 3.18% 3.23%
Number of salaries quoted 50 22 35
10th Percentile £33,750 " £31,750
25th Percentile £41,563 £37,500 £35,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - -18.18%
75th Percentile £59,375 £57,188 £52,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Scotland median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £43,486
% change year-on-year -5.00% +14.98% -3.37%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Glasgow
Permanent vacancies in Glasgow with a recognized job title 1,313 880 1,829
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.53% 95.14% 97.24%
Number of salaries quoted 896 602 1,294
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,750 £34,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £46,100 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.44% - -0.55%
75th Percentile £57,500 £56,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £63,838 £65,000
Scotland median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

Job postings that featured Software Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Glasgow.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Glasgow

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Glasgow

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Engineer in Glasgow.

Salary trend for Software Engineer in Glasgow

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Glasgow

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Engineer in Glasgow over the 6 months to 28 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in Glasgow

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 28 July 2021, Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Glasgow region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 87 (97.75%) Software Engineering
2 47 (52.81%) Java
3 46 (51.69%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (47.19%) JavaScript
5 41 (46.07%) AWS
6 40 (44.94%) React
7 27 (30.34%) Microservices
8 25 (28.09%) Node.js
8 25 (28.09%) Azure
9 24 (26.97%) MongoDB
9 24 (26.97%) C#
10 23 (25.84%) DevOps
11 21 (23.60%) .NET
11 21 (23.60%) TDD
12 19 (21.35%) Hibernate
12 19 (21.35%) SQL
12 19 (21.35%) Git (software)
12 19 (21.35%) Mentoring
13 18 (20.22%) TypeScript
13 18 (20.22%) Problem-Solving
14 17 (19.10%) Full Stack Development
14 17 (19.10%) Spring
14 17 (19.10%) Web Services
15 16 (17.98%) GitHub
16 15 (16.85%) AngularJS
17 14 (15.73%) Scrum
18 13 (14.61%) MVC
18 13 (14.61%) OO
18 13 (14.61%) Redis
19 12 (13.48%) Kafka

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow 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 2 (2.25%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.12%) Apache
2 1 (1.12%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.25%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (3.37%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 41 (46.07%) AWS
2 25 (28.09%) Azure
3 16 (17.98%) GitHub
4 12 (13.48%) SaaS
5 5 (5.62%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 5 (5.62%) Azure Service Bus
5 5 (5.62%) Serverless
6 2 (2.25%) GCP
7 1 (1.12%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.37%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (26.97%) MongoDB
2 13 (14.61%) Redis
3 11 (12.36%) SQL Server
4 10 (11.24%) Relational Database
5 9 (10.11%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (6.74%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (6.74%) NoSQL
7 5 (5.62%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (3.37%) MySQL
8 3 (3.37%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 19 (21.35%) Git (software)
2 9 (10.11%) IntelliJ
3 7 (7.87%) Jenkins
4 3 (3.37%) Eclipse
4 3 (3.37%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.25%) Babel
5 2 (2.25%) Browser DevTools
5 2 (2.25%) GitLab
5 2 (2.25%) JIRA
5 2 (2.25%) Subversion
5 2 (2.25%) webpack
6 1 (1.12%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (11.24%) Finance
2 8 (8.99%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.99%) Social Skills
3 7 (7.87%) Public Sector
4 5 (5.62%) Automotive
4 5 (5.62%) Banking
5 4 (4.49%) Financial Institution
5 4 (4.49%) Publishing
6 3 (3.37%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 3 (3.37%) Manufacturing
7 2 (2.25%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (44.94%) React
2 25 (28.09%) Node.js
3 21 (23.60%) .NET
4 19 (21.35%) Hibernate
5 17 (19.10%) Spring
5 17 (19.10%) Web Services
6 15 (16.85%) AngularJS
7 12 (13.48%) CSS
7 12 (13.48%) Kafka
8 11 (12.36%) HTML
9 10 (11.24%) ASP.NET
10 8 (8.99%) .NET Core
10 8 (8.99%) .NET Framework
10 8 (8.99%) ASP.NET Core
10 8 (8.99%) Spring Boot
11 7 (7.87%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (7.87%) REST
11 7 (7.87%) RESTful
12 6 (6.74%) Apache Avro
12 6 (6.74%) Blazor
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.48%) BBC
2 9 (10.11%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (8.99%) Algorithms
3 8 (8.99%) Data Structures
4 4 (4.49%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (4.49%) Virtual Team
5 3 (3.37%) User Experience
6 2 (2.25%) Renewable Energy
6 2 (2.25%) Robotics
7 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.12%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.11%) Android
1 9 (10.11%) Apple iOS
2 4 (4.49%) Linux
2 4 (4.49%) Unix
3 2 (2.25%) Robot Operating System
4 1 (1.12%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (97.75%) Software Engineering
2 46 (51.69%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (30.34%) Microservices
4 23 (25.84%) DevOps
5 21 (23.60%) TDD
6 19 (21.35%) Mentoring
7 18 (20.22%) Problem-Solving
8 17 (19.10%) Full Stack Development
9 14 (15.73%) Scrum
10 13 (14.61%) MVC
10 13 (14.61%) OO
11 12 (13.48%) Continuous Improvement
12 11 (12.36%) SDLC
13 9 (10.11%) Fintech
14 8 (8.99%) Analytics
14 8 (8.99%) Continuous Delivery
14 8 (8.99%) Continuous Integration
14 8 (8.99%) Test Automation
15 7 (7.87%) BDD
15 7 (7.87%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 47 (52.81%) Java
2 42 (47.19%) JavaScript
3 24 (26.97%) C#
4 19 (21.35%) SQL
5 18 (20.22%) TypeScript
6 11 (12.36%) Java 8
6 11 (12.36%) Python
6 11 (12.36%) Scala
7 8 (8.99%) C++
8 7 (7.87%) C
9 6 (6.74%) Java 11
10 4 (4.49%) Kotlin
11 3 (3.37%) Apple Swift
11 3 (3.37%) PHP
12 2 (2.25%) MATLAB
13 1 (1.12%) Erlang
13 1 (1.12%) Fortran
13 1 (1.12%) Haskell
13 1 (1.12%) Objective-C
13 1 (1.12%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (5.62%) Degree
2 2 (2.25%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.12%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (1.12%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.37%) Accessibility
1 3 (3.37%) Cyber Essentials
1 3 (3.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.25%) QA
System Software
1 11 (12.36%) Docker
2 2 (2.25%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (7.87%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 6 (6.74%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.62%) Google
3 3 (3.37%) Oracle