Senior Software Engineer Jobs in Scotland

Senior Software Engineer
UK > Scotland

The median Senior Software Engineer salary in Scotland is £60,000 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 2 March 2024.

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

6 months to
2 Mar 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 60 114 135
Rank change year-on-year +54 +21 -49
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 293 110 108
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 5.92% 2.25% 1.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.12% 2.44% 2.03%
Number of salaries quoted 109 69 60
10th Percentile £52,500 £52,250 £40,517
25th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £46,875
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £67,500 £57,655
Median % change year-on-year -11.11% +17.08% +2.96%
75th Percentile £65,000 £76,385 £70,000
90th Percentile £68,350 £77,715 £75,000
UK median annual salary £65,465 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year -6.48% - +12.00%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Scotland

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.

Permanent vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 4,791 4,512 5,321
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 96.81% 92.23% 97.26%
Number of salaries quoted 2,256 2,477 2,922
10th Percentile £26,000 £32,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £41,749 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,250 £57,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.61% +15.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £65,000 £75,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £85,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -8.33% - +9.09%

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 2 March 2024.

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 2 March 2024. 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
Jobs
Glasgow +50 182 £61,500 -1.60% 5
Edinburgh +47 70 £60,000 -11.29% 17
Aberdeen - 17 £60,000 - 2
West Lothian +9 13 £60,000 -11.11%
South Lanarkshire - 3 £65,000 -
Renfrewshire - 2 £52,500 -
Inverclyde - 1 £60,000 -
Angus - 1 £65,000 -
Senior Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 2 March 2024, Senior Software Engineer job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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.

1 293 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 221 (75.43%) Agile
3 140 (47.78%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 129 (44.03%) Java
5 123 (41.98%) Finance
6 118 (40.27%) AWS
7 115 (39.25%) SDLC
7 115 (39.25%) Operational Stability
7 115 (39.25%) Law
8 105 (35.84%) Marketing
9 103 (35.15%) Problem-Solving
10 90 (30.72%) Artificial Intelligence
11 89 (30.38%) Machine Learning
12 88 (30.03%) Tech Ops
13 86 (29.35%) Python
14 85 (29.01%) C#
15 81 (27.65%) Azure
16 74 (25.26%) .NET
17 66 (22.53%) Microservices
18 65 (22.18%) Apache Spark
19 62 (21.16%) CSS
20 57 (19.45%) SQL
21 56 (19.11%) DevOps
21 56 (19.11%) React
21 56 (19.11%) Decision-Making
22 55 (18.77%) JavaScript
23 54 (18.43%) Security Cleared
24 53 (18.09%) SC Cleared
25 52 (17.75%) Actionable Insight
26 49 (16.72%) .NET Core

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 65 (22.18%) Apache Spark
2 40 (13.65%) ArcGIS
2 40 (13.65%) GeoServer
3 10 (3.41%) JBoss
3 10 (3.41%) Red Hat Fuse
4 3 (1.02%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 118 (40.27%) AWS
2 81 (27.65%) Azure
3 23 (7.85%) GCP
4 17 (5.80%) SaaS
5 2 (0.68%) Serverless
6 1 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.34%) Azure Storage
6 1 (0.34%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 26 (8.87%) Kerberos
2 15 (5.12%) Ethernet
3 14 (4.78%) Modbus
3 14 (4.78%) Wi-Fi
3 14 (4.78%) Wireless
4 13 (4.44%) TCP/IP
5 11 (3.75%) RS-232
6 6 (2.05%) Network Security
7 3 (1.02%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (14.33%) PostgreSQL
2 41 (13.99%) GIS
3 40 (13.65%) QGIS
4 39 (13.31%) NoSQL
5 33 (11.26%) Big Data
6 26 (8.87%) Metadata
7 7 (2.39%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.68%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 28 (9.56%) Git
2 26 (8.87%) Artifactory
2 26 (8.87%) Bitbucket
2 26 (8.87%) Jenkins
3 19 (6.48%) JIRA
4 16 (5.46%) GitLab
5 13 (4.44%) Visual Studio
6 10 (3.41%) IntelliJ
7 2 (0.68%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.68%) Postman
7 2 (0.68%) Ranorex
8 1 (0.34%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.34%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 140 (47.78%) Inclusion and Diversity
2 123 (41.98%) Finance
3 115 (39.25%) Law
4 105 (35.84%) Marketing
5 33 (11.26%) Influencing Skills
6 13 (4.44%) Public Sector
7 12 (4.10%) Manufacturing
8 11 (3.75%) Banking
9 10 (3.41%) Investment Banking
10 3 (1.02%) Legal
10 3 (1.02%) Social Skills
11 2 (0.68%) Tech for Good
12 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.34%) Analytical Skills
12 1 (0.34%) Electronics
12 1 (0.34%) Games
12 1 (0.34%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.34%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (25.26%) .NET
2 62 (21.16%) CSS
3 56 (19.11%) React
4 49 (16.72%) .NET Core
5 47 (16.04%) RESTful
6 40 (13.65%) Leaflet
6 40 (13.65%) OpenLayers
6 40 (13.65%) PostGIS
7 38 (12.97%) Web Services
7 38 (12.97%) XML
8 36 (12.29%) JSON
9 33 (11.26%) PySpark
10 30 (10.24%) HTML
11 27 (9.22%) AngularJS
12 26 (8.87%) JSON-LD
12 26 (8.87%) LDAP
12 26 (8.87%) OpenID
12 26 (8.87%) SAML
13 23 (7.85%) .NET Framework
14 17 (5.80%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.87%) Enterprise Cloud
1 26 (8.87%) Management Information System
1 26 (8.87%) Reference Data
2 21 (7.17%) Cloud Native
3 19 (6.48%) Greenfield Project
4 13 (4.44%) Public Cloud
5 11 (3.75%) Device Driver
6 9 (3.07%) Virtual Team
7 5 (1.71%) Distributed Systems
7 5 (1.71%) Product Ownership
8 1 (0.34%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.34%) Industrial Internet of Things
8 1 (0.34%) Legacy Systems
8 1 (0.34%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 37 (12.63%) Linux
2 22 (7.51%) Windows
3 11 (3.75%) Embedded Linux
4 9 (3.07%) Mac OS
5 8 (2.73%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 293 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 221 (75.43%) Agile
3 115 (39.25%) Operational Stability
3 115 (39.25%) SDLC
4 103 (35.15%) Problem-Solving
5 90 (30.72%) Artificial Intelligence
6 89 (30.38%) Machine Learning
7 88 (30.03%) Tech Ops
8 66 (22.53%) Microservices
9 56 (19.11%) Decision-Making
9 56 (19.11%) DevOps
10 52 (17.75%) Actionable Insight
11 40 (13.65%) Test Automation
11 40 (13.65%) Web Development
12 38 (12.97%) CI/CD
13 33 (11.26%) Data Engineering
13 33 (11.26%) ETL
13 33 (11.26%) Quality Management
14 32 (10.92%) Performance Tuning
15 28 (9.56%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 129 (44.03%) Java
2 86 (29.35%) Python
3 85 (29.01%) C#
4 57 (19.45%) SQL
5 55 (18.77%) JavaScript
6 35 (11.95%) C++
7 33 (11.26%) Scala
8 30 (10.24%) C
9 27 (9.22%) Go
10 26 (8.87%) Prolog
10 26 (8.87%) SPARQL
11 15 (5.12%) Ruby
12 11 (3.75%) Embedded C
13 2 (0.68%) Bash
13 2 (0.68%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.68%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.34%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 54 (18.43%) Security Cleared
2 53 (18.09%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.71%) Degree
4 4 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.34%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.34%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (11.26%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.34%) DICOM
2 1 (0.34%) HL7
2 1 (0.34%) IEC 61508
2 1 (0.34%) ISO 13485
2 1 (0.34%) QA
System Software
1 26 (8.87%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.41%) Docker
3 4 (1.37%) Embedded Firmware
3 4 (1.37%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 13 (4.44%) Terraform
2 10 (3.41%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.34%) Grafana
3 1 (0.34%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 40 (13.65%) ESRI
2 9 (3.07%) Dell
3 1 (0.34%) Coverity
3 1 (0.34%) Klocwork
3 1 (0.34%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.34%) SAP
3 1 (0.34%) Thales