Period
to 20 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Glasgow during the 6 months to 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 75 121
Rank change year-on-year +16 +46 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 131 70 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 5.35% 3.18% 1.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.53% 3.35% 1.62%
Number of salaries quoted 79 65 22
Glasgow median annual salary £52,500 £40,000 £45,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +31.25% -11.60% +13.13%
10th Percentile £38,500 £31,250 £21,675
90th Percentile £72,000 £45,000 £56,125
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +3.90%

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 2,370 2,087 2,526
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.85% 94.69% 97.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1,711 1,263 1,428
Glasgow median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.11% +5.88% -1.16%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £68,000 £67,500 £62,500
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% -1.15% +2.35%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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.

1 124 (94.66%) Software Engineering
2 81 (61.83%) Java
3 68 (51.91%) Agile Software Development
4 58 (44.27%) SQL
5 52 (39.69%) Python
6 44 (33.59%) JavaScript
7 38 (29.01%) NoSQL
8 32 (24.43%) Git (software)
9 30 (22.90%) Amazon AWS
10 28 (21.37%) Relational Database
10 28 (21.37%) OO
11 26 (19.85%) Linux
11 26 (19.85%) C#
11 26 (19.85%) .NET
11 26 (19.85%) Machine Learning
11 26 (19.85%) SDLC
12 24 (18.32%) AngularJS
13 23 (17.56%) TDD
14 22 (16.79%) Data Analysis
14 22 (16.79%) Serverless
14 22 (16.79%) Problem-Solving
15 21 (16.03%) AWS Lambda
15 21 (16.03%) Spring
15 21 (16.03%) AWS CloudFormation
15 21 (16.03%) Pandas
15 21 (16.03%) NumPy
16 20 (15.27%) SciPy
16 20 (15.27%) Test Automation
16 20 (15.27%) Load Testing
16 20 (15.27%) Amazon Kinesis

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 (6.87%) Confluence
2 7 (5.34%) Tomcat
3 6 (4.58%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (3.05%) GemFire
4 4 (3.05%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.29%) Jetty
6 2 (1.53%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.76%) Apache
7 1 (0.76%) Apache Qpid
7 1 (0.76%) Mattermost
Cloud Services
1 30 (22.90%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (16.79%) Serverless
3 21 (16.03%) AWS CloudFormation
3 21 (16.03%) AWS Lambda
4 20 (15.27%) Amazon Kinesis
5 18 (13.74%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (3.82%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (3.82%) PaaS
7 1 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.76%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.76%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.76%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.82%) Internet
2 3 (2.29%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.53%) HTTP
4 1 (0.76%) Intranet
4 1 (0.76%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (29.01%) NoSQL
2 28 (21.37%) Relational Database
3 14 (10.69%) RDBMS
4 13 (9.92%) MongoDB
5 12 (9.16%) SQL Server
6 11 (8.40%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (6.11%) DB2
8 5 (3.82%) Big Data
8 5 (3.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (2.29%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (1.53%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (1.53%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.76%) Amazon Redshift
11 1 (0.76%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.76%) MySQL
11 1 (0.76%) OpenTSDB
11 1 (0.76%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 32 (24.43%) Git (software)
2 16 (12.21%) JUnit
3 11 (8.40%) Maven
4 10 (7.63%) Jenkins
4 10 (7.63%) JIRA
5 7 (5.34%) Selenium
5 7 (5.34%) SpecFlow
6 5 (3.82%) MSTest
6 5 (3.82%) NUnit
6 5 (3.82%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (3.05%) Cucumber
7 4 (3.05%) Subversion
8 3 (2.29%) Eclipse
8 3 (2.29%) Hudson
8 3 (2.29%) Mockito
9 2 (1.53%) ClearCase
9 2 (1.53%) MagicDraw
10 1 (0.76%) Ant
10 1 (0.76%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.76%) JBehave
General
1 18 (13.74%) Finance
2 14 (10.69%) Games
3 4 (3.05%) Banking
4 3 (2.29%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.53%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.76%) Law
6 1 (0.76%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (19.85%) .NET
2 24 (18.32%) AngularJS
3 21 (16.03%) NumPy
3 21 (16.03%) Pandas
3 21 (16.03%) Spring
4 20 (15.27%) scikit-learn
4 20 (15.27%) SciPy
5 15 (11.45%) Hibernate
5 15 (11.45%) Web Services
6 14 (10.69%) HTML
6 14 (10.69%) REST
7 11 (8.40%) .NET Framework
7 11 (8.40%) Entity Framework
8 10 (7.63%) GraphQL
8 10 (7.63%) RESTful
9 9 (6.87%) HTML5
9 9 (6.87%) XML
10 8 (6.11%) Angular 2
10 8 (6.11%) Node.js
11 7 (5.34%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.50%) Computer Science
2 15 (11.45%) Greenfield Project
3 14 (10.69%) User Experience
4 10 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (6.87%) Virtual Team
6 7 (5.34%) Mobile App
6 7 (5.34%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (3.82%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (3.82%) Private Cloud
8 4 (3.05%) Algorithms
8 4 (3.05%) Public Cloud
9 3 (2.29%) Device Driver
9 3 (2.29%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 2 (1.53%) Cloud Native
10 2 (1.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.76%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.76%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.76%) Equity Derivative
11 1 (0.76%) Graphic Design
11 1 (0.76%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 26 (19.85%) Linux
2 8 (6.11%) Unix
3 6 (4.58%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.29%) VxWorks
5 2 (1.53%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (94.66%) Software Engineering
2 68 (51.91%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (21.37%) OO
4 26 (19.85%) Machine Learning
4 26 (19.85%) SDLC
5 23 (17.56%) TDD
6 22 (16.79%) Data Analysis
6 22 (16.79%) Problem-Solving
7 20 (15.27%) Load Testing
7 20 (15.27%) Scrum
7 20 (15.27%) Test Automation
8 17 (12.98%) BDD
9 16 (12.21%) Continuous Deployment
10 15 (11.45%) DevOps
11 14 (10.69%) Microservices
12 13 (9.92%) Analytics
12 13 (9.92%) Mentoring
13 12 (9.16%) Web Development
14 11 (8.40%) Event-Driven Architecture
14 11 (8.40%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 81 (61.83%) Java
2 58 (44.27%) SQL
3 52 (39.69%) Python
4 44 (33.59%) JavaScript
5 26 (19.85%) C#
6 15 (11.45%) C++
6 15 (11.45%) Clojure
6 15 (11.45%) Lisp
7 10 (7.63%) Java 8
8 8 (6.11%) T-SQL
9 6 (4.58%) Objective-C
10 5 (3.82%) TypeScript
11 4 (3.05%) C
11 4 (3.05%) Ruby
12 3 (2.29%) Bash Shell
12 3 (2.29%) Embedded C
12 3 (2.29%) Embedded C++
13 2 (1.53%) Perl
14 1 (0.76%) Scala
Qualifications
1 11 (8.40%) Degree
2 6 (4.58%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.11%) QA
System Software
1 7 (5.34%) Docker
2 3 (2.29%) Firmware
2 3 (2.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.76%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (3.05%) Ansible
2 3 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.29%) Puppet
3 1 (0.76%) Control-M
3 1 (0.76%) Kibana
3 1 (0.76%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.76%) logstash
3 1 (0.76%) Mesos
Vendors
1 11 (8.40%) Sybase
2 10 (7.63%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.63%) Oracle
3 3 (2.29%) Sitecore
3 3 (2.29%) VMware
4 1 (0.76%) IBM