Period
to 4 August 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 4 August 2021.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Senior Software Engineer
UK > Scotland
6 months to
4 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 111 93 117
Rank change year-on-year -18 +24 +37
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 91 44 117
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 2.07% 1.99% 2.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.24% 2.08% 2.32%
Number of salaries quoted 67 20 78
10th Percentile £42,500 £45,000 "
25th Percentile £45,000 £45,938 £35,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% +5.56%
75th Percentile £61,250 £65,125 £55,606
90th Percentile £67,250 £80,250 £60,992
UK median annual salary £65,000 £57,500 £57,124
% change year-on-year +13.04% +0.66% +3.86%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
Scotland
Permanent vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 4,055 2,118 5,050
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.28% 95.58% 95.01%
Number of salaries quoted 2,725 1,363 3,335
10th Percentile £28,750 £30,000 £28,750
25th Percentile £36,500 £37,250 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
75th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £68,750 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

Senior Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings that featured Senior Software Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Engineer in Scotland

Senior Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Scotland

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Senior Software Engineer in Scotland.

Salary trend for Senior Software Engineer in Scotland

Senior Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Scotland

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior Software Engineer in Scotland over the 6 months to 4 August 2021.

Salary histogram for Senior Software Engineer in Scotland

Senior Software Engineer
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 4 August 2021. 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
Edinburgh -24 56 £50,000 -4.76% 9
Glasgow -7 21 £56,250 +3.21% 3
Aberdeen - 6 £50,000 -
West Lothian -11 2 £52,500 +5.00% 2
Highlands - 2 £45,000 -
Dundee -18 1 £45,000 -16.28% 1
North Lanarkshire - 1 £55,000 -
Senior Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 2021, Senior 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 Scotland region featuring Senior Software Engineer in the job title.

1 83 (91.21%) Software Engineering
2 48 (52.75%) C#
3 47 (51.65%) JavaScript
4 33 (36.26%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (34.07%) Java
6 29 (31.87%) DevOps
7 26 (28.57%) React
8 23 (25.27%) .NET
9 22 (24.18%) SQL
10 21 (23.08%) Full Stack Development
11 20 (21.98%) Python
12 19 (20.88%) Finance
13 17 (18.68%) Problem-Solving
13 17 (18.68%) Docker
14 16 (17.58%) SDLC
14 16 (17.58%) OO
14 16 (17.58%) Azure
15 15 (16.48%) Spring
16 14 (15.38%) AWS
16 14 (15.38%) Test Automation
16 14 (15.38%) Virtual Team
16 14 (15.38%) .NET Core
16 14 (15.38%) Microservices
16 14 (15.38%) Mentoring
17 13 (14.29%) Redis
17 13 (14.29%) Degree
17 13 (14.29%) TDD
17 13 (14.29%) SQL Server
18 12 (13.19%) Financial Institution
18 12 (13.19%) Publishing

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 3 (3.30%) ColdFusion
2 1 (1.10%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 16 (17.58%) Azure
2 14 (15.38%) AWS
3 4 (4.40%) GitHub
3 4 (4.40%) SaaS
4 2 (2.20%) Power Platform
5 1 (1.10%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.40%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.29%) Redis
1 13 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.79%) MongoDB
3 6 (6.59%) Relational Database
4 5 (5.49%) GIS
4 5 (5.49%) Spatial Data
5 4 (4.40%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (3.30%) NoSQL
7 2 (2.20%) MySQL
7 2 (2.20%) Power BI
8 1 (1.10%) Big Data
8 1 (1.10%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 8 (8.79%) Git (software)
2 5 (5.49%) Selenium
3 3 (3.30%) MSTest
3 3 (3.30%) NUnit
3 3 (3.30%) SpecFlow
4 2 (2.20%) Postman
4 2 (2.20%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.20%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.10%) Babel
5 1 (1.10%) GitLab
5 1 (1.10%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.10%) webpack
General
1 19 (20.88%) Finance
2 12 (13.19%) Financial Institution
2 12 (13.19%) Publishing
3 8 (8.79%) Banking
3 8 (8.79%) Marketing
4 7 (7.69%) Social Skills
5 6 (6.59%) Automotive
6 3 (3.30%) Influencing Skills
6 3 (3.30%) Organisational Skills
7 2 (2.20%) Electronics
7 2 (2.20%) Games
7 2 (2.20%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.10%) Public Sector
8 1 (1.10%) Retail Banking
8 1 (1.10%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (28.57%) React
2 23 (25.27%) .NET
3 15 (16.48%) Spring
4 14 (15.38%) .NET Core
5 12 (13.19%) AngularJS
6 11 (12.09%) Hibernate
7 9 (9.89%) ASP.NET
7 9 (9.89%) Node.js
8 8 (8.79%) HTML
9 7 (7.69%) CSS
9 7 (7.69%) Entity Framework
10 6 (6.59%) .NET Framework
10 6 (6.59%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (5.49%) HTML5
12 4 (4.40%) Vue.js
13 3 (3.30%) RabbitMQ
13 3 (3.30%) Redux
13 3 (3.30%) RESTful
13 3 (3.30%) Spring Boot
13 3 (3.30%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.38%) Virtual Team
2 9 (9.89%) Mobile App
3 8 (8.79%) EPoS
4 6 (6.59%) Renewable Energy
5 5 (5.49%) Life Science
6 3 (3.30%) BBC
6 3 (3.30%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (3.30%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.20%) Algorithms
7 2 (2.20%) Data Structures
7 2 (2.20%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (2.20%) Internet of Things
7 2 (2.20%) User Experience
8 1 (1.10%) Cloud Native
8 1 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.10%) Legacy Code
8 1 (1.10%) Mobile Games
8 1 (1.10%) Robotics
8 1 (1.10%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.40%) Linux
2 3 (3.30%) Windows
3 2 (2.20%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.10%) Android
4 1 (1.10%) Robot Operating System
4 1 (1.10%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (91.21%) Software Engineering
2 33 (36.26%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (31.87%) DevOps
4 21 (23.08%) Full Stack Development
5 17 (18.68%) Problem-Solving
6 16 (17.58%) OO
6 16 (17.58%) SDLC
7 14 (15.38%) Mentoring
7 14 (15.38%) Microservices
7 14 (15.38%) Test Automation
8 13 (14.29%) TDD
9 12 (13.19%) Computer Science
9 12 (13.19%) Software Testing
10 11 (12.09%) Machine Learning
11 9 (9.89%) BDD
11 9 (9.89%) Clean Code
11 9 (9.89%) Scrum
12 7 (7.69%) OOP
12 7 (7.69%) Open Source
12 7 (7.69%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 48 (52.75%) C#
2 47 (51.65%) JavaScript
3 31 (34.07%) Java
4 22 (24.18%) SQL
5 20 (21.98%) Python
6 12 (13.19%) Java 8
7 8 (8.79%) C++
8 7 (7.69%) PHP
8 7 (7.69%) TypeScript
9 3 (3.30%) C
9 3 (3.30%) Scala
10 2 (2.20%) Go
10 2 (2.20%) Java 11
10 2 (2.20%) Ruby
11 1 (1.10%) Apple Swift
11 1 (1.10%) Embedded C
11 1 (1.10%) MATLAB
11 1 (1.10%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.10%) R
11 1 (1.10%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (14.29%) Degree
2 3 (3.30%) ISEB
2 3 (3.30%) ISTQB
2 3 (3.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.10%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.10%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.40%) QA
System Software
1 17 (18.68%) Docker
2 1 (1.10%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (8.79%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.10%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (5.49%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.20%) Oracle
3 1 (1.10%) Xamarin