Period
to 22 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Glasgow during the 6 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 60 80 109
Rank change year-on-year +20 +29 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 107 69 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 4.78% 2.97% 1.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.94% 3.14% 1.76%
Number of salaries quoted 76 58 21
Glasgow median annual salary £52,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +31.25% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £41,250 £30,150 £22,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £49,125 £50,000
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 2,165 2,198 2,276
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.69% 94.74% 96.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1,603 1,364 1,235
Glasgow median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.44% +9.76% -3.53%
10th Percentile £30,422 £30,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £67,500 £60,000
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +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 22 September 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 22 September 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 (94.39%) Software Engineering
2 67 (62.62%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (61.68%) Java
4 41 (38.32%) SQL
5 39 (36.45%) JavaScript
6 34 (31.78%) Python
7 31 (28.97%) .NET
8 29 (27.10%) C#
9 28 (26.17%) OO
10 27 (25.23%) TDD
10 27 (25.23%) Problem-Solving
11 26 (24.30%) Git (software)
12 25 (23.36%) NoSQL
12 25 (23.36%) Relational Database
12 25 (23.36%) Linux
13 21 (19.63%) SDLC
14 19 (17.76%) Microservices
14 19 (17.76%) AngularJS
14 19 (17.76%) Spring
15 16 (14.95%) SQL Server
16 15 (14.02%) Web Services
16 15 (14.02%) Finance
17 14 (13.08%) MVC
17 14 (13.08%) Hibernate
17 14 (13.08%) .NET Framework
17 14 (13.08%) Computer Science
17 14 (13.08%) RESTful
17 14 (13.08%) Microsoft Azure
17 14 (13.08%) User Experience
17 14 (13.08%) React

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 (3.74%) GemFire
2 3 (2.80%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.87%) Confluence
3 2 (1.87%) Jetty
3 2 (1.87%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.93%) CMS
4 1 (0.93%) JBoss
4 1 (0.93%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.93%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 4 (3.74%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (13.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (11.21%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (9.35%) Serverless
4 9 (8.41%) Amazon Kinesis
4 9 (8.41%) AWS CloudFormation
4 9 (8.41%) AWS Lambda
5 5 (4.67%) PaaS
6 4 (3.74%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (1.87%) GitHub
8 1 (0.93%) Azure Functions
8 1 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.93%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.80%) HTTP
1 3 (2.80%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (23.36%) NoSQL
1 25 (23.36%) Relational Database
2 16 (14.95%) SQL Server
3 11 (10.28%) RDBMS
4 10 (9.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (8.41%) Apache Cassandra
5 9 (8.41%) Big Data
5 9 (8.41%) MongoDB
6 6 (5.61%) DB2
6 6 (5.61%) Oracle Database
7 5 (4.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (3.74%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (3.74%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (2.80%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (2.80%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.93%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.93%) Cosmos DB
10 1 (0.93%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.93%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.93%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 26 (24.30%) Git (software)
2 12 (11.21%) Jenkins
3 10 (9.35%) Subversion
4 9 (8.41%) Maven
5 8 (7.48%) JUnit
6 7 (6.54%) Hudson
6 7 (6.54%) SpecFlow
7 6 (5.61%) Cucumber
8 5 (4.67%) JIRA
8 5 (4.67%) MSTest
8 5 (4.67%) NUnit
8 5 (4.67%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (3.74%) Eclipse
9 4 (3.74%) Selenium
9 4 (3.74%) Visual Studio
9 4 (3.74%) webpack
10 3 (2.80%) ClearCase
10 3 (2.80%) Grunt
10 3 (2.80%) Jasmine
10 3 (2.80%) JSUnit
General
1 15 (14.02%) Finance
2 12 (11.21%) Games
3 8 (7.48%) Banking
4 3 (2.80%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.80%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (28.97%) .NET
2 19 (17.76%) AngularJS
2 19 (17.76%) Spring
3 15 (14.02%) Web Services
4 14 (13.08%) .NET Framework
4 14 (13.08%) Hibernate
4 14 (13.08%) React
4 14 (13.08%) RESTful
5 13 (12.15%) HTML
6 12 (11.21%) REST
7 10 (9.35%) Entity Framework
7 10 (9.35%) GraphQL
7 10 (9.35%) HTML5
7 10 (9.35%) NumPy
7 10 (9.35%) Pandas
7 10 (9.35%) XML
8 9 (8.41%) scikit-learn
8 9 (8.41%) SciPy
9 8 (7.48%) JSON
9 8 (7.48%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.08%) Computer Science
1 14 (13.08%) Greenfield Project
1 14 (13.08%) User Experience
2 11 (10.28%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.54%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (3.74%) Equity Derivative
4 4 (3.74%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.74%) Reference Data
5 3 (2.80%) Device Driver
5 3 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.80%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (1.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.87%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.93%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 25 (23.36%) Linux
2 8 (7.48%) Unix
3 4 (3.74%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.80%) Mac OS X
4 3 (2.80%) VxWorks
5 1 (0.93%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (94.39%) Software Engineering
2 67 (62.62%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (26.17%) OO
4 27 (25.23%) Problem-Solving
4 27 (25.23%) TDD
5 21 (19.63%) SDLC
6 19 (17.76%) Microservices
7 14 (13.08%) MVC
8 13 (12.15%) Continuous Deployment
8 13 (12.15%) Machine Learning
8 13 (12.15%) Test Automation
9 12 (11.21%) Analytics
9 12 (11.21%) Data Analysis
9 12 (11.21%) Event-Driven Architecture
9 12 (11.21%) High Availability
10 11 (10.28%) BDD
11 10 (9.35%) DevOps
11 10 (9.35%) Scrum
11 10 (9.35%) Use Case
11 10 (9.35%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 66 (61.68%) Java
2 41 (38.32%) SQL
3 39 (36.45%) JavaScript
4 34 (31.78%) Python
5 29 (27.10%) C#
6 12 (11.21%) C++
7 8 (7.48%) Clojure
7 8 (7.48%) Java 8
7 8 (7.48%) Lisp
7 8 (7.48%) T-SQL
8 6 (5.61%) C
8 6 (5.61%) Ruby
9 5 (4.67%) TypeScript
10 3 (2.80%) Embedded C
10 3 (2.80%) Embedded C++
10 3 (2.80%) Objective-C
10 3 (2.80%) Scala
11 2 (1.87%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.87%) Perl
12 1 (0.93%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (11.21%) Degree
2 6 (5.61%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.48%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.80%) Firmware
2 1 (0.93%) Docker
2 1 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.93%) Ansible
2 1 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.93%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (12.15%) Microsoft
2 12 (11.21%) Oracle
3 5 (4.67%) Sybase
4 4 (3.74%) IBM
5 3 (2.80%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.93%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.93%) VMware