Period
to 19 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in Glasgow during the 6 months to 19 April 2018.

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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 76 128
Rank change year-on-year +2 +52 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 102 52 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 4.12% 2.73% 1.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.26% 2.82% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 60 47 29
Glasgow median annual salary £60,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +50.00% -5.88% +18.06%
10th Percentile £36,125 £31,250 £23,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £48,750 £55,250
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 2,395 1,845 2,574
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.73% 96.85% 97.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1,689 1,091 1,593
Glasgow median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £61,900
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year +3.45% +1.16% +1.18%

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 19 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in Glasgow

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

For the 6 months to 19 April 2018, 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.

1 101 (99.02%) Software Engineering
2 64 (62.75%) Java
3 49 (48.04%) Python
4 44 (43.14%) SQL
5 43 (42.16%) Agile Software Development
6 33 (32.35%) JavaScript
7 29 (28.43%) NoSQL
8 28 (27.45%) C#
9 26 (25.49%) Machine Learning
10 23 (22.55%) C++
10 23 (22.55%) Amazon AWS
11 22 (21.57%) Finance
11 22 (21.57%) TDD
12 20 (19.61%) SDLC
13 19 (18.63%) DevOps
14 18 (17.65%) Git (software)
15 17 (16.67%) Mentoring
15 17 (16.67%) Scrum
15 17 (16.67%) Linux
16 16 (15.69%) Relational Database
16 16 (15.69%) Pandas
16 16 (15.69%) AWS CloudFormation
16 16 (15.69%) AWS Lambda
16 16 (15.69%) Greenfield Project
16 16 (15.69%) NumPy
16 16 (15.69%) Serverless
17 15 (14.71%) BDD
17 15 (14.71%) Test Automation
17 15 (14.71%) SciPy
17 15 (14.71%) AngularJS

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 9 (8.82%) Confluence
2 8 (7.84%) Tomcat
3 6 (5.88%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.96%) Apache
4 2 (1.96%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.96%) Jetty
5 1 (0.98%) Apache Qpid
5 1 (0.98%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.98%) AquaLogic BPM
1 1 (0.98%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 23 (22.55%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (15.69%) AWS CloudFormation
2 16 (15.69%) AWS Lambda
2 16 (15.69%) Serverless
3 15 (14.71%) Amazon Kinesis
4 7 (6.86%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (3.92%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.98%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.98%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.90%) Internet
2 1 (0.98%) DHCP
2 1 (0.98%) HTTP
2 1 (0.98%) Intranet
2 1 (0.98%) RS-232
2 1 (0.98%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (28.43%) NoSQL
2 16 (15.69%) Relational Database
3 12 (11.76%) MongoDB
3 12 (11.76%) RDBMS
4 8 (7.84%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (5.88%) DB2
6 4 (3.92%) SQL Server
7 3 (2.94%) Big Data
8 2 (1.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.98%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.98%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.98%) OpenTSDB
9 1 (0.98%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 18 (17.65%) Git (software)
2 15 (14.71%) JUnit
3 10 (9.80%) JIRA
4 7 (6.86%) Maven
4 7 (6.86%) Selenium
5 6 (5.88%) Jenkins
6 4 (3.92%) Mockito
7 2 (1.96%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.96%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.96%) Subversion
8 1 (0.98%) Ant
8 1 (0.98%) Eclipse RCP
General
1 22 (21.57%) Finance
2 6 (5.88%) Games
3 2 (1.96%) Banking
3 2 (1.96%) Legal
4 1 (0.98%) Front Office
4 1 (0.98%) Law
4 1 (0.98%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.98%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (15.69%) NumPy
1 16 (15.69%) Pandas
2 15 (14.71%) AngularJS
2 15 (14.71%) scikit-learn
2 15 (14.71%) SciPy
3 14 (13.73%) Spring
4 13 (12.75%) HTML
5 12 (11.76%) Web Services
6 11 (10.78%) .NET
6 11 (10.78%) Hibernate
6 11 (10.78%) XML
7 9 (8.82%) RESTful
8 8 (7.84%) Angular 2
8 8 (7.84%) Node.js
9 7 (6.86%) CSS
10 6 (5.88%) HTML5
10 6 (5.88%) JSON
10 6 (5.88%) Spring Boot
11 5 (4.90%) Ext JS
11 5 (4.90%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.69%) Greenfield Project
2 14 (13.73%) Computer Science
3 9 (8.82%) Virtual Team
4 8 (7.84%) Mobile App
5 6 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (4.90%) Algorithms
6 5 (4.90%) Private Cloud
7 4 (3.92%) Public Cloud
8 3 (2.94%) User Experience
9 2 (1.96%) Cloud Native
10 1 (0.98%) 3D Graphics
10 1 (0.98%) Animation
10 1 (0.98%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.98%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.98%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 17 (16.67%) Linux
2 10 (9.80%) Apple iOS
2 10 (9.80%) Unix
3 2 (1.96%) Windows
4 1 (0.98%) Android
4 1 (0.98%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (0.98%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (99.02%) Software Engineering
2 43 (42.16%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (25.49%) Machine Learning
4 22 (21.57%) TDD
5 20 (19.61%) SDLC
6 19 (18.63%) DevOps
7 17 (16.67%) Mentoring
7 17 (16.67%) Scrum
8 15 (14.71%) BDD
8 15 (14.71%) Data Analysis
8 15 (14.71%) Load Testing
8 15 (14.71%) Test Automation
9 14 (13.73%) OO
10 12 (11.76%) Analytics
11 10 (9.80%) iOS Development
11 10 (9.80%) Microservices
11 10 (9.80%) Problem-Solving
11 10 (9.80%) Web Development
12 9 (8.82%) Multithreading
13 6 (5.88%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 64 (62.75%) Java
2 49 (48.04%) Python
3 44 (43.14%) SQL
4 33 (32.35%) JavaScript
5 28 (27.45%) C#
6 23 (22.55%) C++
7 10 (9.80%) Clojure
7 10 (9.80%) Lisp
8 9 (8.82%) Objective-C
8 9 (8.82%) Ruby
9 8 (7.84%) Java 8
10 3 (2.94%) Apple Swift
10 3 (2.94%) Perl
11 2 (1.96%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.96%) C
11 2 (1.96%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.98%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.98%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.98%) R
12 1 (0.98%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (5.88%) Degree
2 2 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.98%) JTAG
System Software
1 6 (5.88%) Docker
2 2 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.98%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (2.94%) Ansible
2 2 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.96%) Puppet
3 1 (0.98%) Control-M
3 1 (0.98%) Kibana
3 1 (0.98%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.98%) logstash
3 1 (0.98%) Mesos
3 1 (0.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 13 (12.75%) Sybase
2 5 (4.90%) Oracle
3 4 (3.92%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.96%) VMware
5 1 (0.98%) Bloomberg