Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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

Software Engineer
UK > Scotland
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 60 83
Rank change year-on-year +25 +23 -31
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 358 194 187
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 6.32% 3.75% 2.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.57% 3.91% 3.03%
Number of salaries quoted 256 155 144
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.23% +1.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,125 £28,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £59,750 £57,500 £58,875
UK median annual salary £49,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.88%

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 5453 4965 6164
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.29% 95.92% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 3499 3084 3969
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,238 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £63,750
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Scotland

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Software Engineer in Scotland

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Scotland over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in Scotland

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 Software Engineer within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 24 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 +20 236 £35,000 -22.22% 20
Glasgow +19 63 £40,000 - 1
Dundee +5 24 £39,000 +22.83% 1
West Lothian 0 18 £40,000 -3.03%
Stirling - 6 £42,500 - 1
Fife -11 5 £42,500 +21.43% 1
Aberdeen -2 4 £41,250 -17.50%
Highlands - 3 £46,250 -
South Lanarkshire -9 2 £46,250 +32.14%
Midlothian - 1 £35,000 - 1
Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, 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 Software Engineer in the job title.

1 319 (89.11%) Software Engineering
2 190 (53.07%) C++
3 180 (50.28%) Java
4 172 (48.04%) Degree
5 160 (44.69%) C#
6 141 (39.39%) Linux
7 109 (30.45%) Windows
8 105 (29.33%) .NET
9 100 (27.93%) Computer Science
10 98 (27.37%) Python
11 95 (26.54%) Agile Software Development
12 89 (24.86%) C
13 82 (22.91%) Innovative Thinking
14 80 (22.35%) JavaScript
15 74 (20.67%) SQL
16 71 (19.83%) Git (software)
17 68 (18.99%) Robotics
18 67 (18.72%) Mathematics
19 61 (17.04%) Software Testing
19 61 (17.04%) Numerate Degree
20 49 (13.69%) OO
21 46 (12.85%) Test Automation
22 45 (12.57%) Big Data
23 44 (12.29%) SOAP
24 41 (11.45%) HTML
25 38 (10.61%) RESTful
26 36 (10.06%) Electronics
27 35 (9.78%) Maven
28 34 (9.50%) Computer Science Degree
29 33 (9.22%) DevOps

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 2 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.28%) Apache
2 1 (0.28%) Apache Solr
2 1 (0.28%) ArcGIS
2 1 (0.28%) Confluence
2 1 (0.28%) IIS
2 1 (0.28%) SAS
2 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (0.56%) Simulink
2 1 (0.28%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.47%) GitHub
2 13 (3.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (3.07%) SaaS
4 9 (2.51%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (1.12%) Slack
6 3 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.56%) Trello
8 1 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.28%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.28%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.28%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.51%) TCP/IP
2 6 (1.68%) AMQP
3 2 (0.56%) Ethernet
3 2 (0.56%) H.323
3 2 (0.56%) Modbus
3 2 (0.56%) RS-232
3 2 (0.56%) SMS
3 2 (0.56%) VoIP
4 1 (0.28%) DHCP
4 1 (0.28%) HTTP
4 1 (0.28%) Internet
4 1 (0.28%) RS-485
4 1 (0.28%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (12.57%) Big Data
2 31 (8.66%) GIS
3 29 (8.10%) SQL Server
4 15 (4.19%) MongoDB
5 13 (3.63%) Data Mining
6 10 (2.79%) MySQL
7 9 (2.51%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (1.68%) Hadoop
9 5 (1.40%) Neo4j
10 4 (1.12%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.84%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.84%) NoSQL
12 2 (0.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 2 (0.56%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.56%) Redis
13 1 (0.28%) Amazon Redshift
13 1 (0.28%) Azure SQL Database
13 1 (0.28%) Couchbase
13 1 (0.28%) Electronic Patient Records
13 1 (0.28%) OpenTSDB
Development Applications
1 71 (19.83%) Git (software)
2 35 (9.78%) Maven
3 28 (7.82%) Jenkins
4 26 (7.26%) Visual Studio
5 25 (6.98%) CMake
6 24 (6.70%) Artifactory
6 24 (6.70%) Bugzilla
6 24 (6.70%) MSBuild
6 24 (6.70%) NuGet
6 24 (6.70%) Phabricator
6 24 (6.70%) Ranorex
6 24 (6.70%) Selenium
6 24 (6.70%) SonarQube
7 22 (6.15%) NetBeans
8 13 (3.63%) Subversion
9 7 (1.96%) Ant
9 7 (1.96%) JIRA
10 3 (0.84%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.84%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.56%) Mocha
General
1 36 (10.06%) Electronics
2 33 (9.22%) Finance
3 23 (6.42%) Military
4 16 (4.47%) Games
5 13 (3.63%) Banking
6 8 (2.23%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.12%) Legal
8 2 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.56%) Polish Language
9 1 (0.28%) Advertising
9 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.28%) Automotive
9 1 (0.28%) Avionics
9 1 (0.28%) Back Office
9 1 (0.28%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.28%) Retail
9 1 (0.28%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (29.33%) .NET
2 44 (12.29%) SOAP
3 41 (11.45%) HTML
4 38 (10.61%) RESTful
5 30 (8.38%) CSS
6 29 (8.10%) Swing
7 26 (7.26%) AngularJS
8 24 (6.70%) WPF
9 21 (5.87%) Web Services
10 18 (5.03%) XML
11 17 (4.75%) Spring
12 16 (4.47%) HTML5
13 15 (4.19%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 15 (4.19%) Hibernate
13 15 (4.19%) REST
14 14 (3.91%) React
15 13 (3.63%) OpenCV
16 12 (3.35%) ASP.NET
17 10 (2.79%) CSS3
17 10 (2.79%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 100 (27.93%) Computer Science
2 68 (18.99%) Robotics
3 32 (8.94%) Algorithms
4 11 (3.07%) Embedded Systems
4 11 (3.07%) Greenfield Project
5 10 (2.79%) Device Driver
6 9 (2.51%) Video\Live Streaming
7 7 (1.96%) Social Media
8 6 (1.68%) Optoelectronics
9 5 (1.40%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.40%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.12%) 3D Graphics
10 4 (1.12%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (1.12%) Arduino
10 4 (1.12%) Raspberry Pi
11 3 (0.84%) ASIC
11 3 (0.84%) Fintech
11 3 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (0.84%) User Experience
12 2 (0.56%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 141 (39.39%) Linux
2 109 (30.45%) Windows
3 33 (9.22%) Android
4 24 (6.70%) Apple iOS
4 24 (6.70%) Debian
5 15 (4.19%) Embedded Linux
6 10 (2.79%) VxWorks
7 7 (1.96%) Windows Phone
8 5 (1.40%) Unix
9 1 (0.28%) CentOS
9 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.28%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 319 (89.11%) Software Engineering
2 95 (26.54%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (22.91%) Innovative Thinking
4 67 (18.72%) Mathematics
5 61 (17.04%) Software Testing
6 49 (13.69%) OO
7 46 (12.85%) Test Automation
8 33 (9.22%) DevOps
8 33 (9.22%) SDET
9 30 (8.38%) SDLC
9 30 (8.38%) Unit Testing
10 29 (8.10%) Machine Learning
11 28 (7.82%) Physics
11 28 (7.82%) TDD
12 25 (6.98%) Requirements Analysis
13 24 (6.70%) Continuous Delivery
14 23 (6.42%) Image Processing
14 23 (6.42%) SOA
15 21 (5.87%) Scrum
16 19 (5.31%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 190 (53.07%) C++
2 180 (50.28%) Java
3 160 (44.69%) C#
4 98 (27.37%) Python
5 89 (24.86%) C
6 80 (22.35%) JavaScript
7 74 (20.67%) SQL
8 18 (5.03%) Ruby
9 12 (3.35%) VB
10 11 (3.07%) Embedded C
10 11 (3.07%) PHP
11 10 (2.79%) Perl
12 7 (1.96%) Embedded C++
13 6 (1.68%) PL/SQL
13 6 (1.68%) Scala
14 5 (1.40%) MATLAB
15 4 (1.12%) Assembly Language
15 4 (1.12%) Lisp
16 3 (0.84%) ActionScript
16 3 (0.84%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 172 (48.04%) Degree
2 61 (17.04%) Numerate Degree
3 34 (9.50%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (1.40%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.56%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.84%) MISRA
2 1 (0.28%) JTAG
2 1 (0.28%) QA
System Software
1 26 (7.26%) Firmware
2 5 (1.40%) Docker
3 3 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.56%) Ansible
1 2 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (0.56%) Puppet
1 2 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.28%) Kibana
2 1 (0.28%) logstash
Vendors
1 11 (3.07%) Oracle
2 8 (2.23%) Microsoft
3 3 (0.84%) VMware
4 2 (0.56%) Google
5 1 (0.28%) Atmel
5 1 (0.28%) Bloomberg
5 1 (0.28%) ESRI
5 1 (0.28%) Mapbox
5 1 (0.28%) Mapinfo
5 1 (0.28%) Pega
5 1 (0.28%) Perforce
5 1 (0.28%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.28%) Xamarin