Period
to 16 September 2019

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 16 September 2019.

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
16 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 106 164 184
Rank change year-on-year +58 +20 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 127 71 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.50% 1.32% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.63% 1.37% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 87 44 30
Scotland median annual salary £47,500 £44,441 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.88% -6.44% -
10th Percentile £35,250 £29,250 £38,625
90th Percentile £60,000 £64,125 £59,750
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £53,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +2.80% +2.88%

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 4,832 5,164 5,284
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.97% 95.77% 95.53%
Number of salaries quoted 3,080 3,467 3,322
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £69,525 £66,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

Senior Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Engineer in Scotland

Senior Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Senior Software Engineer in Scotland

Senior Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer in Scotland over the 6 months to 16 September 2019.

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 16 September 2019. 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 +27 107 £45,000 +7.14% 22
Fife - 8 £52,500 - 1
Glasgow +32 5 £60,000 +42.86% 6
Aberdeen - 4 £45,750 -
South Ayrshire - 2 £50,000 -
West Lothian - 1 £50,000 - 3
Senior Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 2019, 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.

1 126 (99.21%) Software Engineering
2 61 (48.03%) Java
3 56 (44.09%) JavaScript
4 54 (42.52%) C#
5 41 (32.28%) React
6 40 (31.50%) RESTful
7 39 (30.71%) .NET
8 38 (29.92%) C++
9 36 (28.35%) SQL
10 33 (25.98%) Web Services
10 33 (25.98%) Windows
11 32 (25.20%) Degree
12 31 (24.41%) Agile Software Development
13 30 (23.62%) AngularJS
14 29 (22.83%) Node.js
15 28 (22.05%) Big Data
15 28 (22.05%) Numerate Degree
15 28 (22.05%) Innovative Thinking
15 28 (22.05%) Robotics
16 26 (20.47%) Mentoring
17 25 (19.69%) Azure
18 24 (18.90%) HTML
19 23 (18.11%) Linux
20 20 (15.75%) Git (software)
20 20 (15.75%) Boost C++ Libraries
20 20 (15.75%) Machine Learning
21 19 (14.96%) TDD
21 19 (14.96%) Mathematics
21 19 (14.96%) Data Mining
22 18 (14.17%) OO

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 13 (10.24%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.79%) Drupal
2 1 (0.79%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 25 (19.69%) Azure
2 16 (12.60%) SaaS
3 15 (11.81%) AWS
4 9 (7.09%) GCP
5 5 (3.94%) Serverless
6 1 (0.79%) Akamai
6 1 (0.79%) GitHub
6 1 (0.79%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.57%) Internet
2 1 (0.79%) HTTP
2 1 (0.79%) Network Security
2 1 (0.79%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (22.05%) Big Data
2 19 (14.96%) Data Mining
3 14 (11.02%) MySQL
4 11 (8.66%) NoSQL
5 10 (7.87%) GIS
6 7 (5.51%) SQL Server
7 3 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.79%) Cosmos DB
8 1 (0.79%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.79%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.79%) Redis
8 1 (0.79%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (15.75%) Git (software)
2 16 (12.60%) Mocha
3 14 (11.02%) Jenkins
3 14 (11.02%) Visual Studio
4 13 (10.24%) JMeter
4 13 (10.24%) JUnit
4 13 (10.24%) Selenium
4 13 (10.24%) webpack
5 10 (7.87%) NetBeans
6 6 (4.72%) JIRA
7 4 (3.15%) Ant
7 4 (3.15%) Apache Ivy
7 4 (3.15%) Hudson
7 4 (3.15%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (2.36%) Maven
8 3 (2.36%) Sinon.JS
9 2 (1.57%) Babel
10 1 (0.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.79%) LabVIEW
10 1 (0.79%) RSpec
General
1 16 (12.60%) Finance
2 9 (7.09%) Marketing
3 4 (3.15%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (32.28%) React
2 40 (31.50%) RESTful
3 39 (30.71%) .NET
4 33 (25.98%) Web Services
5 30 (23.62%) AngularJS
6 29 (22.83%) Node.js
7 24 (18.90%) HTML
8 20 (15.75%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 18 (14.17%) OpenCV
9 18 (14.17%) Redux
10 17 (13.39%) Sass
11 16 (12.60%) Chai
12 15 (11.81%) jQuery
13 14 (11.02%) CSS
13 14 (11.02%) JSON
14 13 (10.24%) Hibernate
14 13 (10.24%) JPA
14 13 (10.24%) JSP
14 13 (10.24%) Servlets
14 13 (10.24%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (22.05%) Robotics
2 18 (14.17%) Algorithms
3 8 (6.30%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.15%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (3.15%) User Experience
5 2 (1.57%) FMCG
5 2 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.57%) iPad
5 2 (1.57%) Marketing Technology
5 2 (1.57%) Smart Home
6 1 (0.79%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.79%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (0.79%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 33 (25.98%) Windows
2 23 (18.11%) Linux
3 5 (3.94%) Unix
4 4 (3.15%) Android
5 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.79%) CentOS
5 1 (0.79%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (99.21%) Software Engineering
2 31 (24.41%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (22.05%) Innovative Thinking
4 26 (20.47%) Mentoring
5 20 (15.75%) Machine Learning
6 19 (14.96%) Mathematics
6 19 (14.96%) TDD
7 18 (14.17%) Data Analysis
7 18 (14.17%) Deep Learning
7 18 (14.17%) Image Processing
7 18 (14.17%) OO
8 17 (13.39%) BDD
8 17 (13.39%) Coaching
9 16 (12.60%) SDLC
10 15 (11.81%) Problem-Solving
11 14 (11.02%) Microservices
12 12 (9.45%) DevOps
13 10 (7.87%) Scrum
13 10 (7.87%) SOA
13 10 (7.87%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 61 (48.03%) Java
2 56 (44.09%) JavaScript
3 54 (42.52%) C#
4 38 (29.92%) C++
5 36 (28.35%) SQL
6 14 (11.02%) TypeScript
7 13 (10.24%) Python
8 10 (7.87%) Ruby
9 5 (3.94%) ES6
10 4 (3.15%) PowerShell
11 3 (2.36%) C
11 3 (2.36%) Objective-C
11 3 (2.36%) PHP
12 2 (1.57%) Apple Swift
12 2 (1.57%) ES7
12 2 (1.57%) MATLAB
12 2 (1.57%) Perl
12 2 (1.57%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.57%) Rust
12 2 (1.57%) Scala
Qualifications
1 32 (25.20%) Degree
2 28 (22.05%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.79%) Master's Degree
3 1 (0.79%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.79%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 10 (7.87%) Docker
2 1 (0.79%) Firmware
2 1 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (8.66%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.36%) Ansible
3 1 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (7.09%) Google
1 9 (7.09%) Oracle
2 6 (4.72%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.15%) Micro Focus
4 3 (2.36%) Apple
5 2 (1.57%) Twitter
6 1 (0.79%) Progress
6 1 (0.79%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.79%) VMware