Period
to 28 May 2020

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 28 May 2020.

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
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 91 120 185
Rank change year-on-year +29 +65 -32
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 69 116 60
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 2.33% 2.21% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.43% 2.32% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 29 76 39
Median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% - -5.00%
10th Percentile £45,000 £35,250 £29,250
90th Percentile £74,000 £61,875 £69,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +9.09% +1.85%

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 2,844 4,996 5,508
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.05% 95.34% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1,835 3,331 3,790
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £71,000 £67,500 £68,750
UK median annual salary £53,053 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.11% - +5.26%

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 28 May 2020.

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 28 May 2020. 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 +22 57 £52,500 +16.67% 3
Glasgow +27 7 £54,500 +9.00% 2
Fife +8 2 - -
West Lothian +24 1 £50,000 -4.76%
Midlothian - 1 - - 1
Senior Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 2020, 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 68 (98.55%) Software Engineering
2 40 (57.97%) Java
3 29 (42.03%) JavaScript
4 20 (28.99%) RESTful
5 19 (27.54%) Spring
6 17 (24.64%) Azure
7 15 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (21.74%) C#
8 14 (20.29%) Hibernate
8 14 (20.29%) AngularJS
8 14 (20.29%) Microservices
9 13 (18.84%) Open Source
9 13 (18.84%) JSON
10 12 (17.39%) .NET
10 12 (17.39%) JSP
10 12 (17.39%) Tomcat
10 12 (17.39%) React
11 11 (15.94%) Docker
11 11 (15.94%) Linux
11 11 (15.94%) MySQL
12 10 (14.49%) HTML
12 10 (14.49%) AWS
12 10 (14.49%) Node.js
12 10 (14.49%) Mentoring
13 9 (13.04%) Kubernetes
13 9 (13.04%) Apache OpenJPA
13 9 (13.04%) jQuery
13 9 (13.04%) JPA
13 9 (13.04%) JUnit
13 9 (13.04%) Servlets

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 12 (17.39%) Tomcat
2 4 (5.80%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (4.35%) JBoss
4 1 (1.45%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 17 (24.64%) Azure
2 10 (14.49%) AWS
3 6 (8.70%) GCP
4 3 (4.35%) GitHub
4 3 (4.35%) OpenShift
4 3 (4.35%) SaaS
5 2 (2.90%) Serverless
6 1 (1.45%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.94%) MySQL
2 8 (11.59%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (11.59%) Relational Database
3 7 (10.14%) NoSQL
4 5 (7.25%) RDBMS
5 3 (4.35%) Big Data
6 2 (2.90%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.90%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (13.04%) JMeter
1 9 (13.04%) JUnit
2 3 (4.35%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.35%) Mocha
3 2 (2.90%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.45%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.45%) fastlane
4 1 (1.45%) IntelliJ
4 1 (1.45%) JBehave
4 1 (1.45%) JIRA
4 1 (1.45%) Maven
4 1 (1.45%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.45%) Selenium
4 1 (1.45%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (7.25%) Banking
2 4 (5.80%) Finance
3 2 (2.90%) Games
4 1 (1.45%) Advertising
4 1 (1.45%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.45%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (28.99%) RESTful
2 19 (27.54%) Spring
3 14 (20.29%) AngularJS
3 14 (20.29%) Hibernate
4 13 (18.84%) JSON
5 12 (17.39%) .NET
5 12 (17.39%) JSP
5 12 (17.39%) React
6 10 (14.49%) HTML
6 10 (14.49%) Node.js
7 9 (13.04%) Apache OpenJPA
7 9 (13.04%) JPA
7 9 (13.04%) jQuery
7 9 (13.04%) Servlets
7 9 (13.04%) XML
8 8 (11.59%) Spring Boot
9 7 (10.14%) Akka
10 6 (8.70%) .NET Core
11 5 (7.25%) Vue.js
12 4 (5.80%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.70%) Algorithms
2 5 (7.25%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (4.35%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.90%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.90%) User Experience
5 1 (1.45%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.45%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.45%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.45%) Mobile Games
5 1 (1.45%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.45%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.94%) Linux
2 4 (5.80%) Windows
3 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.45%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (1.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (98.55%) Software Engineering
2 15 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (20.29%) Microservices
4 13 (18.84%) Open Source
5 10 (14.49%) Mentoring
6 7 (10.14%) Coaching
6 7 (10.14%) OOP
6 7 (10.14%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (10.14%) TDD
7 6 (8.70%) OO
8 5 (7.25%) Analytics
8 5 (7.25%) DevOps
8 5 (7.25%) Fintech
8 5 (7.25%) MVC
9 3 (4.35%) B2C
9 3 (4.35%) BDD
9 3 (4.35%) Computer Science
9 3 (4.35%) SDLC
10 2 (2.90%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (2.90%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 40 (57.97%) Java
2 29 (42.03%) JavaScript
3 15 (21.74%) C#
4 9 (13.04%) Python
5 7 (10.14%) Java 8
5 7 (10.14%) SQL
6 5 (7.25%) C++
7 4 (5.80%) TypeScript
8 3 (4.35%) Scala
9 2 (2.90%) C
9 2 (2.90%) Ruby
10 1 (1.45%) Apple Swift
10 1 (1.45%) Embedded C
10 1 (1.45%) Kotlin
10 1 (1.45%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (7.25%) Degree
System Software
1 11 (15.94%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (13.04%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (5.80%) Google
2 2 (2.90%) Oracle
3 1 (1.45%) Microsoft