Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £46,250 in advertised job vacancies in the Highlands during the 6 months to 20 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 > Highlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 - 5
Rank change year-on-year - +5 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 3 0 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Highlands 15.79% - 10.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.79% - 10.34%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 12
Highlands median annual salary £46,250 - £85,000
10th Percentile £31,875 - £82,500
90th Percentile £57,625 - £87,500
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £40,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year -0.62% +0.63% +3.23%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the Highlands. 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
Highlands
Permanent vacancies in the Highlands with a recognized job title 19 4 29
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
Number of salaries quoted 16 4 20
Highlands median annual salary £33,250 £19,000 £51,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +75.00% -62.93% +36.67%
10th Percentile £22,875 £17,500 £37,325
90th Percentile £65,000 £21,725 £87,500
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the Highlands

Job postings that featured Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Highlands.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in the Highlands

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in the Highlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineer in the Highlands.

Salary trend for Software Engineer in the Highlands

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in the Highlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in the Highlands over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in the Highlands

Software Engineer
Job Locations in the Highlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the Highlands region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Inverness - 1 £32,500 - 1
Software Engineer
Scotland

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 18 Co-occurring IT Skills in the Highlands

For the 6 months to 20 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 Highlands region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (66.67%) Modbus
2 2 (66.67%) MISRA
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) C
2 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (66.67%) Ethernet
2 2 (66.67%) Electronics
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Legal
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Firmware
3 1 (33.33%) Python
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) Perl
3 1 (33.33%) .NET

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Highlands 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Ethernet
1 2 (66.67%) Modbus
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (66.67%) Electronics
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Embedded Systems
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
2 1 (33.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) MISRA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Firmware