Period
to 22 August 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Glasgow during the 6 months to 22 August 2019.

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
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 83 60 82
Rank change year-on-year -23 +22 +35
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 46 116 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 2.53% 5.05% 3.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.60% 5.22% 3.31%
Number of salaries quoted 23 80 64
Glasgow median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% +31.25% -
10th Percentile £31,500 £41,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £59,000 £70,000 £48,375
Scotland median annual salary £43,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.33% +12.50% -

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 1,769 2,224 2,176
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.41% 96.78% 94.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1,234 1,642 1,311
Glasgow median annual salary £45,000 £46,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £67,500 £67,500
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -3.41%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Glasgow

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Glasgow.

Salary trend for Software Engineer in Glasgow

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Glasgow

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Glasgow over the 6 months to 22 August 2019.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in Glasgow

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 2019, 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 46 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 25 (54.35%) C#
3 22 (47.83%) .NET
4 21 (45.65%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (39.13%) JavaScript
6 17 (36.96%) MVC
7 15 (32.61%) ASP.NET
8 11 (23.91%) Visual Studio
8 11 (23.91%) Microsoft
8 11 (23.91%) User Experience
9 10 (21.74%) CSS
9 10 (21.74%) SQL Server
9 10 (21.74%) C++
10 9 (19.57%) HTML
10 9 (19.57%) OO
10 9 (19.57%) .NET Framework
10 9 (19.57%) HTML5
11 8 (17.39%) Multithreading
11 8 (17.39%) TDD
11 8 (17.39%) Mentoring
11 8 (17.39%) Concurrent Programming
11 8 (17.39%) Problem-Solving
12 7 (15.22%) Continuous Improvement Process
12 7 (15.22%) ASP.NET Core
12 7 (15.22%) Technical Leadership
12 7 (15.22%) Microservices
12 7 (15.22%) Scrum
12 7 (15.22%) Linux
12 7 (15.22%) HND
12 7 (15.22%) Azure

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 4 (8.70%) SharePoint
1 4 (8.70%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (4.35%) JBoss
2 2 (4.35%) Jetty
2 2 (4.35%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.35%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.17%) Apache
3 1 (2.17%) lighttpd
3 1 (2.17%) nginx
Business Applications
1 4 (8.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.22%) Azure
2 4 (8.70%) AWS
2 4 (8.70%) Office 365
2 4 (8.70%) Power Platform
3 3 (6.52%) Amazon SQS
3 3 (6.52%) AWS Lambda
3 3 (6.52%) Serverless
4 2 (4.35%) GCP
5 1 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.17%) G Suite
5 1 (2.17%) PaaS
5 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) HTTP
1 1 (2.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.87%) NoSQL
3 4 (8.70%) MySQL
3 4 (8.70%) Power BI
4 3 (6.52%) MongoDB
4 3 (6.52%) RDBMS
4 3 (6.52%) Relational Database
5 2 (4.35%) Big Data
5 2 (4.35%) Redis
5 2 (4.35%) Riak
6 1 (2.17%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (2.17%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 11 (23.91%) Visual Studio
2 5 (10.87%) Git (software)
3 4 (8.70%) Subversion
4 3 (6.52%) Mocha
4 3 (6.52%) Sinon.JS
5 2 (4.35%) Babel
6 1 (2.17%) Selenium
General
1 1 (2.17%) Automotive
1 1 (2.17%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (47.83%) .NET
2 15 (32.61%) ASP.NET
3 10 (21.74%) CSS
4 9 (19.57%) .NET Framework
4 9 (19.57%) HTML
4 9 (19.57%) HTML5
5 7 (15.22%) ASP.NET Core
5 7 (15.22%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (13.04%) AngularJS
6 6 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 6 (13.04%) CSS3
7 5 (10.87%) React
8 4 (8.70%) .NET Core
8 4 (8.70%) Jest
8 4 (8.70%) Node.js
8 4 (8.70%) WPF
9 3 (6.52%) Chai
9 3 (6.52%) MSMQ
9 3 (6.52%) Nightwatchjs
9 3 (6.52%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.91%) User Experience
2 5 (10.87%) Mobile App
3 3 (6.52%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.17%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.17%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.22%) Linux
2 6 (13.04%) Android
3 5 (10.87%) Windows
4 3 (6.52%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 21 (45.65%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (36.96%) MVC
4 9 (19.57%) OO
5 8 (17.39%) Concurrent Programming
5 8 (17.39%) Mentoring
5 8 (17.39%) Multithreading
5 8 (17.39%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (17.39%) TDD
6 7 (15.22%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (15.22%) Continuous Improvement Process
6 7 (15.22%) Microservices
6 7 (15.22%) Scrum
6 7 (15.22%) Software Architecture
6 7 (15.22%) Technical Leadership
7 6 (13.04%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (10.87%) BDD
8 5 (10.87%) Creative Problem-Solving
9 4 (8.70%) Mobile Application Development
9 4 (8.70%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (54.35%) C#
2 18 (39.13%) JavaScript
3 10 (21.74%) C++
4 5 (10.87%) SQL
5 4 (8.70%) Java
5 4 (8.70%) Python
6 3 (6.52%) Ruby
7 2 (4.35%) Bash Shell
7 2 (4.35%) ES6
7 2 (4.35%) ES7
8 1 (2.17%) Assembly Language
8 1 (2.17%) C
8 1 (2.17%) Delphi
8 1 (2.17%) Objective-C
8 1 (2.17%) Perl
8 1 (2.17%) PHP
8 1 (2.17%) PHP 7
8 1 (2.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (15.22%) HND
2 2 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.87%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 11 (23.91%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.70%) Xamarin
3 3 (6.52%) Apple
4 2 (4.35%) Oracle
5 1 (2.17%) Google