The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 122 141 149
Rank change year-on-year +19 +8  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 27 22 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.02% 0.78% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 0.80% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 18 10 14
Median salary £50,000 £48,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £41,750 £38,600 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £55,000 £49,700
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2490 2737 2998
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.03% 96.58% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1595 1572 1896
Median salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.52% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £61,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Senior Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland that featured Senior Software Engineer in the job title.

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
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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dundee +1 11 £54,500 +11.79%
Edinburgh -1 10 £47,500 -5.00% 10
Glasgow +9 5 £42,500 -10.99% 2
Scottish Borders - 1 - -
Senior Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, Senior 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 Scotland region featuring Senior Software Engineer in the job title.

1 51 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 27 (52.94%) C++
3 22 (43.14%) C#
4 21 (41.18%) Degree
5 19 (37.25%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (35.29%) C
7 16 (31.37%) Java
7 16 (31.37%) Python
8 15 (29.41%) Windows
9 14 (27.45%) JavaScript
10 13 (25.49%) Android
11 12 (23.53%) Computer Science
11 12 (23.53%) Linux
11 12 (23.53%) OO
11 12 (23.53%) Electronics
12 9 (17.65%) .NET
13 8 (15.69%) Firmware
13 8 (15.69%) Mentoring
14 7 (13.73%) RESTful
14 7 (13.73%) Project Planning
14 7 (13.73%) VB
14 7 (13.73%) CSS
14 7 (13.73%) PHP
14 7 (13.73%) VxWorks
14 7 (13.73%) Configuration Management
14 7 (13.73%) Banking
15 6 (11.76%) Games
15 6 (11.76%) MySQL
15 6 (11.76%) Ruby
15 6 (11.76%) jQuery

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 (5.88%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.84%) SaaS
2 2 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.84%) RS-232
2 2 (3.92%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.96%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.76%) MySQL
2 5 (9.80%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Eclipse
1 1 (1.96%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.96%) JIRA
1 1 (1.96%) Maven
1 1 (1.96%) NetBeans
1 1 (1.96%) Subversion
1 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (23.53%) Electronics
2 7 (13.73%) Banking
3 6 (11.76%) Games
4 2 (3.92%) Finance
4 2 (3.92%) Publishing
4 2 (3.92%) Retail
5 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (17.65%) .NET
2 7 (13.73%) CSS
2 7 (13.73%) RESTful
3 6 (11.76%) AngularJS
3 6 (11.76%) jQuery
3 6 (11.76%) React
4 5 (9.80%) HTML
4 5 (9.80%) Ruby on Rails
5 4 (7.84%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (5.88%) Qt
6 3 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (3.92%) .NET Framework
7 2 (3.92%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 2 (3.92%) Flash
7 2 (3.92%) HTML5
7 2 (3.92%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (3.92%) Middleware
7 2 (3.92%) STL
7 2 (3.92%) Symfony
7 2 (3.92%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.53%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.92%) Algorithms
2 2 (3.92%) Data Structures
2 2 (3.92%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.96%) ASIC
3 1 (1.96%) Verilog
3 1 (1.96%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 15 (29.41%) Windows
2 13 (25.49%) Android
3 12 (23.53%) Linux
4 7 (13.73%) VxWorks
5 5 (9.80%) Apple iOS
6 2 (3.92%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 19 (37.25%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (23.53%) OO
4 8 (15.69%) Mentoring
5 7 (13.73%) Configuration Management
5 7 (13.73%) Project Planning
6 6 (11.76%) High Availability
7 5 (9.80%) SOA
8 4 (7.84%) Scrum
9 3 (5.88%) Android Development
9 3 (5.88%) API Design
9 3 (5.88%) Domain Models
9 3 (5.88%) Mathematics
9 3 (5.88%) Software Architecture
9 3 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 2 (3.92%) MVC
10 2 (3.92%) MVVM
10 2 (3.92%) Requirements Management
10 2 (3.92%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (3.92%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 27 (52.94%) C++
2 22 (43.14%) C#
3 18 (35.29%) C
4 16 (31.37%) Java
4 16 (31.37%) Python
5 14 (27.45%) JavaScript
6 7 (13.73%) PHP
6 7 (13.73%) VB
7 6 (11.76%) Ruby
8 2 (3.92%) ActionScript
8 2 (3.92%) Embedded C
8 2 (3.92%) Lisp
8 2 (3.92%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (41.18%) Degree
2 6 (11.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.96%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (1.96%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) JTAG
System Software
1 8 (15.69%) Firmware
2 2 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (3.92%) VMware
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