The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Software Engineer
UK / Scotland
Rank 117 128 133
Rank change year-on-year +11 +5  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 24 28 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.05% 0.96% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 1.02% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 11 17 15
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £49,000
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 2187 2757 2952
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 96.01% 94.81% 95.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1357 1793 1823
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,964
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer in Scotland over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 3 months to 23 March 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
Edinburgh +3 17 £50,000 +17.64% 9
West Lothian - 4 £52,500 -
Stirling - 2 £56,250 - 1
Glasgow +16 1 - - 1
Senior Software Engineer
UK

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 49 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 27 (55.10%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (51.02%) JavaScript
4 15 (30.61%) Java
4 15 (30.61%) React
5 14 (28.57%) HTML
5 14 (28.57%) Ruby
6 13 (26.53%) C++
6 13 (26.53%) CSS
6 13 (26.53%) AngularJS
7 12 (24.49%) Mentoring
8 11 (22.45%) OO
9 10 (20.41%) Python
9 10 (20.41%) C#
10 9 (18.37%) PHP
10 9 (18.37%) .NET
10 9 (18.37%) Ruby on Rails
10 9 (18.37%) Degree
10 9 (18.37%) RESTful
11 8 (16.33%) MySQL
11 8 (16.33%) C
11 8 (16.33%) MVC
11 8 (16.33%) Node.js
12 7 (14.29%) RabbitMQ
12 7 (14.29%) SaaS
12 7 (14.29%) Web Services
12 7 (14.29%) Linux
12 7 (14.29%) Computer Science
12 7 (14.29%) TDD
13 6 (12.24%) SQL Server

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 5 (10.20%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (8.16%) JBoss
3 3 (6.12%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.04%) Apache Spark
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.29%) SaaS
2 4 (8.16%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (6.12%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (6.12%) GitHub
3 3 (6.12%) Google Analytics
3 3 (6.12%) Slack
4 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) Ethernet
1 2 (4.08%) HTTP
1 2 (4.08%) RS-232
2 1 (2.04%) HTTPS
2 1 (2.04%) Internet
2 1 (2.04%) Network Security
2 1 (2.04%) RS-485
2 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.33%) MySQL
2 6 (12.24%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.08%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.04%) Apache Hive
4 1 (2.04%) Big Data
4 1 (2.04%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.04%) HBase
4 1 (2.04%) Impala
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (10.20%) Jenkins
1 5 (10.20%) Selenium
1 5 (10.20%) webpack
2 3 (6.12%) Travis CI
3 2 (4.08%) Babel
3 2 (4.08%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.08%) Maven
3 2 (4.08%) Mocha
3 2 (4.08%) Subversion
4 1 (2.04%) Ant
4 1 (2.04%) Eclipse
General
1 5 (10.20%) Electronics
2 4 (8.16%) Retail
3 3 (6.12%) Marketing
4 2 (4.08%) Games
5 1 (2.04%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (30.61%) React
2 14 (28.57%) HTML
3 13 (26.53%) AngularJS
3 13 (26.53%) CSS
4 9 (18.37%) .NET
4 9 (18.37%) RESTful
4 9 (18.37%) Ruby on Rails
5 8 (16.33%) Node.js
6 7 (14.29%) RabbitMQ
6 7 (14.29%) Web Services
7 5 (10.20%) jQuery
7 5 (10.20%) Sass
8 4 (8.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (6.12%) Ember.js
9 3 (6.12%) Spring
9 3 (6.12%) Spring MVC
10 2 (4.08%) Backbone.js
10 2 (4.08%) HTML5
10 2 (4.08%) Java EE
10 2 (4.08%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.12%) Blog
2 3 (6.12%) Data Structures
2 3 (6.12%) User Experience
3 1 (2.04%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.04%) Minimum Viable Product
3 1 (2.04%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.29%) Linux
2 4 (8.16%) Windows
3 3 (6.12%) Android
4 2 (4.08%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.04%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 27 (55.10%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (24.49%) Mentoring
4 11 (22.45%) OO
5 8 (16.33%) MVC
6 7 (14.29%) TDD
7 5 (10.20%) Coaching
7 5 (10.20%) Pair Programming
7 5 (10.20%) SOA
8 4 (8.16%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 3 (6.12%) Analytics
9 3 (6.12%) API Design
9 3 (6.12%) Domain Models
9 3 (6.12%) High Availability
9 3 (6.12%) Scrum
9 3 (6.12%) UML
9 3 (6.12%) Web Application Development
9 3 (6.12%) Web Development
10 2 (4.08%) SEO
10 2 (4.08%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (51.02%) JavaScript
2 15 (30.61%) Java
3 14 (28.57%) Ruby
4 13 (26.53%) C++
5 10 (20.41%) C#
5 10 (20.41%) Python
6 9 (18.37%) PHP
7 8 (16.33%) C
8 4 (8.16%) SQL
9 2 (4.08%) Embedded C
9 2 (4.08%) ES6
10 1 (2.04%) CoffeeScript
10 1 (2.04%) Elixir
10 1 (2.04%) Erlang
10 1 (2.04%) Lisp
10 1 (2.04%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (18.37%) Degree
2 1 (2.04%) Postgraduate
System Software
1 3 (6.12%) Docker
2 2 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (10.20%) Puppet
2 1 (2.04%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 3 (6.12%) Google
2 2 (4.08%) Red Hat
2 2 (4.08%) VMware
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle
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