Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Development Engineer was £29,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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

Software Development Engineer
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 192 200 239
Rank change year-on-year +8 +39 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Development Engineer 36 10 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.64% 0.20% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.20% 0.049%
Number of salaries quoted 20 10 2
Scotland median annual salary £29,000 £35,000 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.14% -15.15% -8.33%
10th Percentile £26,500 £27,000 £35,625
90th Percentile £62,500 £40,875 £44,875
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £51,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% -7.77% +14.44%

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 5425 4916 6134
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.17% 95.98% 95.31%
Number of salaries quoted 3474 3055 3946
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £63,750
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Software Development Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Development Engineer in Scotland

Software Development Engineer
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Software Development Engineer in Scotland

Software Development Engineer
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Development Engineer in Scotland over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Development Engineer in Scotland

Software Development 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 Software Development Engineer within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 +18 31 £29,000 -27.50% 1
Glasgow - 3 - -
West Lothian -1 1 - -
Dundee -8 1 £30,000 +11.11%
Software Development Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Software Development 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 Software Development Engineer in the job title.

1 33 (91.67%) Java
2 32 (88.89%) Test Automation
2 32 (88.89%) SDET
3 29 (80.56%) C#
3 29 (80.56%) .NET
4 27 (75.00%) Python
5 26 (72.22%) Windows
6 25 (69.44%) C++
7 24 (66.67%) Linux
7 24 (66.67%) Bugzilla
7 24 (66.67%) Debian
7 24 (66.67%) Maven
7 24 (66.67%) Robotics
7 24 (66.67%) Selenium
7 24 (66.67%) Phabricator
7 24 (66.67%) DevOps
7 24 (66.67%) SonarQube
7 24 (66.67%) Continuous Delivery
7 24 (66.67%) Innovative Thinking
7 24 (66.67%) Unit Testing
7 24 (66.67%) MSBuild
7 24 (66.67%) CMake
7 24 (66.67%) Ranorex
7 24 (66.67%) NuGet
7 24 (66.67%) Artifactory
7 24 (66.67%) Jenkins
8 8 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (13.89%) Software Engineering
9 5 (13.89%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (13.89%) Functional Testing

Software Development 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 24 (66.67%) Artifactory
1 24 (66.67%) Bugzilla
1 24 (66.67%) CMake
1 24 (66.67%) Jenkins
1 24 (66.67%) Maven
1 24 (66.67%) MSBuild
1 24 (66.67%) NuGet
1 24 (66.67%) Phabricator
1 24 (66.67%) Ranorex
1 24 (66.67%) Selenium
1 24 (66.67%) SonarQube
General
1 2 (5.56%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (80.56%) .NET
2 1 (2.78%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 24 (66.67%) Robotics
2 5 (13.89%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (8.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.78%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 26 (72.22%) Windows
2 24 (66.67%) Debian
2 24 (66.67%) Linux
3 1 (2.78%) Android
3 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.78%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (88.89%) SDET
1 32 (88.89%) Test Automation
2 24 (66.67%) Continuous Delivery
2 24 (66.67%) DevOps
2 24 (66.67%) Innovative Thinking
2 24 (66.67%) Unit Testing
3 8 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (13.89%) Functional Testing
4 5 (13.89%) Non-Functional Testing
4 5 (13.89%) Software Engineering
4 5 (13.89%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (13.89%) Test Scripting
5 3 (8.33%) Mathematics
5 3 (8.33%) Software Testing
5 3 (8.33%) TDD
6 2 (5.56%) Game Development
7 1 (2.78%) Coaching
7 1 (2.78%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.78%) Mobile Development
7 1 (2.78%) Monetization
Programming Languages
1 33 (91.67%) Java
2 29 (80.56%) C#
3 27 (75.00%) Python
4 25 (69.44%) C++
5 3 (8.33%) Ruby
5 3 (8.33%) SQL
6 1 (2.78%) C
6 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) Degree
2 3 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
Vendors
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft