Period
to 24 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £42,463 in advertised job vacancies in Glasgow during the 6 months to 24 January 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
24 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 66 97 92
Rank change year-on-year +31 -5 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 90 55 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 4.50% 2.47% 1.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.66% 2.55% 1.99%
Number of salaries quoted 64 40 34
Glasgow median annual salary £42,463 £46,250 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.19% +19.35% -3.13%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,525 £31,145
90th Percentile £67,500 £80,000 £56,000
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £39,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +13.92% -3.66% +2.50%

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 1,933 2,154 1,812
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.70% 96.81% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1,377 1,443 1,080
Glasgow median annual salary £46,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.16% +11.76% +3.03%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £60,000
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +2.27% +2.33% +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 24 January 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 24 January 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 90 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 51 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (51.11%) Java
4 45 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 37 (41.11%) C#
6 32 (35.56%) MVC
7 30 (33.33%) .NET
8 28 (31.11%) TDD
9 27 (30.00%) HTML
10 26 (28.89%) CSS
11 24 (26.67%) Python
11 24 (26.67%) AngularJS
12 23 (25.56%) Degree
13 22 (24.44%) Linux
14 21 (23.33%) Microservices
14 21 (23.33%) Git (software)
15 20 (22.22%) HTML5
15 20 (22.22%) Mentoring
16 19 (21.11%) React
16 19 (21.11%) SQL
16 19 (21.11%) Web Development
17 18 (20.00%) OO
18 17 (18.89%) Continuous Integration
19 16 (17.78%) Prototyping
20 15 (16.67%) BDD
20 15 (16.67%) CSS3
20 15 (16.67%) Greenfield Project
20 15 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
21 14 (15.56%) Spring
22 13 (14.44%) Scrum

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 7 (7.78%) Apache
1 7 (7.78%) JBoss
1 7 (7.78%) lighttpd
1 7 (7.78%) nginx
2 3 (3.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.22%) Umbraco
3 2 (2.22%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.22%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.11%) CMS
4 1 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.11%) Jetty
4 1 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.11%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.11%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.11%) WildFly
Applications
1 4 (4.44%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 5 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.44%) Dynamics 365
3 4 (4.44%) G Suite
3 4 (4.44%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (4.44%) npm
4 1 (1.11%) GitHub
4 1 (1.11%) Office 365
4 1 (1.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.22%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.33%) Big Data
1 12 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 11 (12.22%) MongoDB
3 9 (10.00%) NoSQL
4 8 (8.89%) Relational Database
5 7 (7.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (6.67%) Neo4j
6 6 (6.67%) RDBMS
7 5 (5.56%) MySQL
7 5 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (4.44%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (4.44%) Blockchain
8 4 (4.44%) Cosmos DB
8 4 (4.44%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (4.44%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (3.33%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (2.22%) Hadoop
10 2 (2.22%) Oracle Database
11 1 (1.11%) MariaDB
11 1 (1.11%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 21 (23.33%) Git (software)
2 11 (12.22%) Subversion
3 8 (8.89%) webpack
4 7 (7.78%) Jenkins
4 7 (7.78%) Visual Studio
5 6 (6.67%) Eclipse
6 5 (5.56%) Cucumber
6 5 (5.56%) IntelliJ
6 5 (5.56%) Maven
6 5 (5.56%) Selenium
7 4 (4.44%) Grunt
7 4 (4.44%) Hudson
7 4 (4.44%) Jasmine
7 4 (4.44%) JIRA
7 4 (4.44%) JSUnit
8 1 (1.11%) Android Studio
8 1 (1.11%) Ant
8 1 (1.11%) GitLab
8 1 (1.11%) Gradle
8 1 (1.11%) NUnit
General
1 7 (7.78%) Finance
2 5 (5.56%) Banking
3 2 (2.22%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (33.33%) .NET
2 27 (30.00%) HTML
3 26 (28.89%) CSS
4 24 (26.67%) AngularJS
5 20 (22.22%) HTML5
6 19 (21.11%) React
7 15 (16.67%) CSS3
8 14 (15.56%) Spring
9 12 (13.33%) Node.js
9 12 (13.33%) XML
10 10 (11.11%) RESTful
11 9 (10.00%) ASP.NET
12 8 (8.89%) CGI
12 8 (8.89%) JSON
12 8 (8.89%) Web Services
13 7 (7.78%) .NET Framework
13 7 (7.78%) ASP.NET MVC
13 7 (7.78%) Hibernate
13 7 (7.78%) Java EE
13 7 (7.78%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.67%) Greenfield Project
2 12 (13.33%) User Experience
3 8 (8.89%) Mobile App
4 7 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.33%) Equity Derivative
5 3 (3.33%) Fintech
5 3 (3.33%) Reference Data
6 2 (2.22%) Device Driver
6 2 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.11%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (1.11%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.11%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 22 (24.44%) Linux
2 6 (6.67%) CentOS
2 6 (6.67%) Ubuntu
3 5 (5.56%) Unix
4 3 (3.33%) Android
4 3 (3.33%) Apple iOS
4 3 (3.33%) Windows
5 2 (2.22%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 51 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (35.56%) MVC
4 28 (31.11%) TDD
5 21 (23.33%) Microservices
6 20 (22.22%) Mentoring
7 19 (21.11%) Web Development
8 18 (20.00%) OO
9 17 (18.89%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (17.78%) Prototyping
11 15 (16.67%) BDD
11 15 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
12 13 (14.44%) Analytics
12 13 (14.44%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 13 (14.44%) Scrum
13 11 (12.22%) Coaching
13 11 (12.22%) Continuous Deployment
13 11 (12.22%) SDLC
13 11 (12.22%) Test Automation
14 10 (11.11%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (51.11%) Java
2 45 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 37 (41.11%) C#
4 24 (26.67%) Python
5 19 (21.11%) SQL
6 11 (12.22%) C++
7 8 (8.89%) PHP
8 7 (7.78%) Java 8
8 7 (7.78%) PHP 7
8 7 (7.78%) Ruby
9 6 (6.67%) Jython
10 5 (5.56%) Scala
11 4 (4.44%) ES6
12 3 (3.33%) C
13 1 (1.11%) Bash Shell
13 1 (1.11%) T-SQL
13 1 (1.11%) TypeScript
13 1 (1.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (25.56%) Degree
2 7 (7.78%) HND
3 4 (4.44%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (4.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 10 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 10 (11.11%) Oracle
2 4 (4.44%) Google
3 3 (3.33%) IBM
3 3 (3.33%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.11%) TIBCO