Period
to 23 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Glasgow during the 6 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 91 88 121
Rank change year-on-year -3 +33 -33
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 54 36 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 2.44% 1.93% 1.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.53% 2.00% 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 39 34 26
Glasgow median annual salary £47,500 £38,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.58% -3.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £30,050 £31,145 £31,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £56,000 £51,250
Scotland median annual salary £39,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.70% +1.25% +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 2,133 1,804 2,556
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.43% 96.57% 96.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1,426 1,073 1,643
Glasgow median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £31,313 £28,750 £28,050
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
Scotland median annual salary £44,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.33% +1.18% +2.41%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 54 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 32 (59.26%) Java
3 24 (44.44%) Python
4 23 (42.59%) C++
5 21 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (31.48%) C#
7 16 (29.63%) JavaScript
8 14 (25.93%) SQL
8 14 (25.93%) Linux
9 13 (24.07%) HTML
9 13 (24.07%) Finance
9 13 (24.07%) Computer Science
10 11 (20.37%) TDD
10 11 (20.37%) Degree
11 10 (18.52%) Microservices
12 9 (16.67%) DevOps
12 9 (16.67%) Machine Learning
13 8 (14.81%) Apple iOS
13 8 (14.81%) Analytics
13 8 (14.81%) Greenfield Project
13 8 (14.81%) C
13 8 (14.81%) XML
14 7 (12.96%) CSS
14 7 (12.96%) Ruby
14 7 (12.96%) iOS Development
14 7 (12.96%) Mentoring
15 6 (11.11%) Relational Database
15 6 (11.11%) JUnit
15 6 (11.11%) Objective-C
16 5 (9.26%) Unix

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 (3.70%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.85%) Apache
2 1 (1.85%) ArcGIS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) AquaLogic BPM
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.85%) DHCP
1 1 (1.85%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 5 (9.26%) NoSQL
3 4 (7.41%) MongoDB
3 4 (7.41%) RDBMS
4 3 (5.56%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (3.70%) DB2
5 2 (3.70%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.85%) GIS
6 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (11.11%) JUnit
2 3 (5.56%) Eclipse
2 3 (5.56%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.70%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.70%) Maven
3 2 (3.70%) Mockito
3 2 (3.70%) Selenium
4 1 (1.85%) CMake
4 1 (1.85%) Eclipse RCP
4 1 (1.85%) JIRA
4 1 (1.85%) Subversion
4 1 (1.85%) TestRail
4 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (24.07%) Finance
2 4 (7.41%) Electronics
2 4 (7.41%) Games
3 2 (3.70%) Legal
3 2 (3.70%) Polish Language
4 1 (1.85%) Automotive
4 1 (1.85%) Front Office
4 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (24.07%) HTML
2 8 (14.81%) XML
3 7 (12.96%) CSS
4 5 (9.26%) HTML5
4 5 (9.26%) Spring
5 4 (7.41%) .NET
5 4 (7.41%) jQuery
5 4 (7.41%) REST
5 4 (7.41%) Web Services
6 3 (5.56%) AngularJS
6 3 (5.56%) Cocoa
6 3 (5.56%) Django
6 3 (5.56%) Hibernate
6 3 (5.56%) JMS
6 3 (5.56%) JSON
6 3 (5.56%) OpenGL
6 3 (5.56%) SOAP
6 3 (5.56%) UIKit
7 2 (3.70%) React
7 2 (3.70%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 13 (24.07%) Computer Science
2 8 (14.81%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (7.41%) Mobile App
4 3 (5.56%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (3.70%) 3D Graphics
5 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.85%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.85%) Animation
6 1 (1.85%) CUDA
6 1 (1.85%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.85%) Video\Live Streaming
6 1 (1.85%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 14 (25.93%) Linux
2 8 (14.81%) Apple iOS
3 5 (9.26%) Unix
4 3 (5.56%) Android
4 3 (5.56%) Windows
5 2 (3.70%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 21 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (20.37%) TDD
4 10 (18.52%) Microservices
5 9 (16.67%) DevOps
5 9 (16.67%) Machine Learning
6 8 (14.81%) Analytics
7 7 (12.96%) iOS Development
7 7 (12.96%) Mentoring
8 5 (9.26%) OO
8 5 (9.26%) SDLC
9 4 (7.41%) Multithreading
9 4 (7.41%) SDET
9 4 (7.41%) Software Testing
9 4 (7.41%) Test Automation
10 3 (5.56%) Artificial Intelligence
10 3 (5.56%) Data Protection
10 3 (5.56%) Mathematics
10 3 (5.56%) Mobile Development
10 3 (5.56%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 32 (59.26%) Java
2 24 (44.44%) Python
3 23 (42.59%) C++
4 17 (31.48%) C#
5 16 (29.63%) JavaScript
6 14 (25.93%) SQL
7 8 (14.81%) C
8 7 (12.96%) Ruby
9 6 (11.11%) Objective-C
10 4 (7.41%) Perl
11 3 (5.56%) Apple Swift
11 3 (5.56%) Embedded C
12 2 (3.70%) Assembly Language
12 2 (3.70%) GraphQL
13 1 (1.85%) Bash Shell
13 1 (1.85%) Embedded C++
13 1 (1.85%) Groovy
13 1 (1.85%) MATLAB
13 1 (1.85%) R
13 1 (1.85%) XPath
Qualifications
1 11 (20.37%) Degree
2 4 (7.41%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) JTAG
1 1 (1.85%) MISRA
System Software
1 1 (1.85%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (7.41%) Sybase
2 3 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.70%) Oracle
4 1 (1.85%) Atmel
4 1 (1.85%) Bloomberg
4 1 (1.85%) ESRI
4 1 (1.85%) Google
4 1 (1.85%) Mapbox
4 1 (1.85%) Mapinfo
4 1 (1.85%) Perforce