Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Glasgow during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 104 118
Rank change year-on-year +22 +14 -50
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 65 32 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 2.85% 1.48% 1.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.98% 1.53% 1.58%
Number of salaries quoted 53 29 26
Glasgow median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £30,800 £29,150 £30,625
90th Percentile £63,000 £50,700 £51,250
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 2182 2092 2461
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.70% 96.63% 95.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1387 1169 1591
Glasgow median annual salary £47,500 £41,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.46% -1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in Glasgow

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Glasgow region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 65 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 30 (46.15%) Java
3 24 (36.92%) Linux
4 22 (33.85%) C++
5 19 (29.23%) C
6 18 (27.69%) Python
6 18 (27.69%) Computer Science
7 17 (26.15%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (24.62%) Degree
9 13 (20.00%) C#
9 13 (20.00%) JavaScript
10 11 (16.92%) Embedded Linux
10 11 (16.92%) Finance
10 11 (16.92%) SDLC
11 10 (15.38%) Device Driver Development
11 10 (15.38%) Device Driver
11 10 (15.38%) Video\Live Streaming
11 10 (15.38%) HTML
11 10 (15.38%) SQL
12 9 (13.85%) Open Source
13 8 (12.31%) Apple iOS
14 7 (10.77%) Android
14 7 (10.77%) Hadoop
14 7 (10.77%) MongoDB
14 7 (10.77%) Open Source Development
14 7 (10.77%) Computer Science Degree
15 6 (9.23%) Neo4j
15 6 (9.23%) Mobile Development
15 6 (9.23%) Microservices
15 6 (9.23%) Security Cleared

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 1 (1.54%) Apache
1 1 (1.54%) ArcGIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.54%) DHCP
1 1 (1.54%) Internet
1 1 (1.54%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.77%) Hadoop
1 7 (10.77%) MongoDB
2 6 (9.23%) Neo4j
3 4 (6.15%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.08%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (3.08%) GIS
4 2 (3.08%) MySQL
4 2 (3.08%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (4.62%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.08%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.54%) CMake
3 1 (1.54%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.54%) JIRA
3 1 (1.54%) Subversion
3 1 (1.54%) TestRail
3 1 (1.54%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (16.92%) Finance
2 5 (7.69%) Electronics
3 3 (4.62%) Games
4 2 (3.08%) Legal
4 2 (3.08%) Polish Language
5 1 (1.54%) Automotive
5 1 (1.54%) Back Office
5 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.38%) HTML
2 6 (9.23%) .NET
3 5 (7.69%) HTML5
3 5 (7.69%) XML
4 4 (6.15%) CSS
4 4 (6.15%) jQuery
4 4 (6.15%) Qt
4 4 (6.15%) REST
5 3 (4.62%) Django
5 3 (4.62%) JSON
6 2 (3.08%) ASP.NET
6 2 (3.08%) JMS
6 2 (3.08%) OpenGL
6 2 (3.08%) SOAP
6 2 (3.08%) Spring
6 2 (3.08%) Spring MVC
6 2 (3.08%) Symfony
6 2 (3.08%) Web Services
7 1 (1.54%) LAMP
7 1 (1.54%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 18 (27.69%) Computer Science
2 10 (15.38%) Device Driver
2 10 (15.38%) Video\Live Streaming
3 4 (6.15%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.62%) 3D Graphics
4 3 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.62%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (3.08%) Algorithms
5 2 (3.08%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.54%) Animation
6 1 (1.54%) CUDA
6 1 (1.54%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.54%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 24 (36.92%) Linux
2 11 (16.92%) Embedded Linux
3 8 (12.31%) Apple iOS
4 7 (10.77%) Android
5 5 (7.69%) Windows
6 3 (4.62%) Unix
7 1 (1.54%) CentOS
7 1 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.54%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 17 (26.15%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (16.92%) SDLC
4 10 (15.38%) Device Driver Development
5 9 (13.85%) Open Source
6 7 (10.77%) Open Source Development
7 6 (9.23%) Microservices
7 6 (9.23%) Mobile Development
7 6 (9.23%) TDD
8 5 (7.69%) iOS Development
8 5 (7.69%) Mathematics
8 5 (7.69%) MVC
9 4 (6.15%) Analytics
9 4 (6.15%) Android Development
9 4 (6.15%) DevOps
9 4 (6.15%) Machine Learning
10 3 (4.62%) Reverse Engineering
10 3 (4.62%) SDET
10 3 (4.62%) Software Testing
10 3 (4.62%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 30 (46.15%) Java
2 22 (33.85%) C++
3 19 (29.23%) C
4 18 (27.69%) Python
5 13 (20.00%) C#
5 13 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 10 (15.38%) SQL
7 5 (7.69%) Ruby
8 4 (6.15%) Assembly Language
8 4 (6.15%) Perl
9 3 (4.62%) Embedded C
9 3 (4.62%) PHP
10 2 (3.08%) GraphQL
10 2 (3.08%) Groovy
10 2 (3.08%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.54%) Apple Swift
11 1 (1.54%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.54%) Embedded C++
11 1 (1.54%) Jython
11 1 (1.54%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 16 (24.62%) Degree
2 7 (10.77%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (9.23%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.08%) PhD
5 1 (1.54%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.54%) JTAG
1 1 (1.54%) MISRA
System Software
1 1 (1.54%) Docker
1 1 (1.54%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 3 (4.62%) Microsoft
1 3 (4.62%) Oracle
2 1 (1.54%) Atmel
2 1 (1.54%) Bloomberg
2 1 (1.54%) ESRI
2 1 (1.54%) Google
2 1 (1.54%) Mapbox
2 1 (1.54%) Mapinfo
2 1 (1.54%) Pega
2 1 (1.54%) Perforce
2 1 (1.54%) Red Hat