Period
to 14 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 37 68
Rank change year-on-year +2 +31 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 375 360 186
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 6.93% 6.38% 3.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.27% 6.64% 3.69%
Number of salaries quoted 237 261 148
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £28,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £58,750 £57,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%

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 5,157 5,423 5,046
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.36% 96.15% 96.41%
Number of salaries quoted 3,350 3,459 3,099
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £69,775 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +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 14 November 2018.

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 14 November 2018. 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 +6 246 £42,500 +9.68% 44
Glasgow +15 81 £47,500 +18.75% 14
Fife +9 12 £42,500 +6.25% 10
West Lothian -28 9 £48,750 +21.88% 1
Aberdeen +7 8 £42,500 +3.03% 2
Dundee -2 8 £40,000 +2.56% 2
South Lanarkshire +8 7 £55,000 +18.92% 1
Stirling +1 2 £32,000 -24.71% 2
Midlothian -1 1 - - 1
Aberdeenshire - 1 £41,000 -
East Ayrshire - 1 - -
South Ayrshire - 1 £25,000 -
Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, 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 Software Engineer in the job title.

1 346 (92.27%) Software Engineering
2 224 (59.73%) Java
3 188 (50.13%) C#
4 167 (44.53%) Agile Software Development
5 158 (42.13%) JavaScript
6 133 (35.47%) Degree
7 123 (32.80%) .NET
8 121 (32.27%) C++
9 110 (29.33%) SQL
10 89 (23.73%) Python
11 85 (22.67%) Linux
11 85 (22.67%) Git (software)
12 82 (21.87%) AngularJS
13 78 (20.80%) OO
14 77 (20.53%) Windows
15 68 (18.13%) RESTful
16 65 (17.33%) HTML
17 62 (16.53%) Big Data
18 58 (15.47%) TDD
19 57 (15.20%) Computer Science
20 55 (14.67%) MVC
21 54 (14.40%) Test Automation
22 53 (14.13%) CSS
22 53 (14.13%) JSON
23 52 (13.87%) XML
23 52 (13.87%) C
24 51 (13.60%) Web Services
25 50 (13.33%) SQL Server
25 50 (13.33%) Innovative Thinking
26 49 (13.07%) Microservices

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 16 (4.27%) IIS
2 14 (3.73%) Tomcat
3 10 (2.67%) JBoss
3 10 (2.67%) WebSphere
4 9 (2.40%) WildFly
5 8 (2.13%) WebLogic
6 7 (1.87%) Apache
6 7 (1.87%) WebSphere Application Server
7 6 (1.60%) Apache Spark
7 6 (1.60%) SharePoint
8 5 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (1.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 4 (1.07%) GemFire
10 2 (0.53%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.27%) CMS
11 1 (0.27%) Jetty
11 1 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.80%) LabWindows
3 2 (0.53%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 27 (7.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (2.40%) npm
4 6 (1.60%) GitHub
4 6 (1.60%) SaaS
4 6 (1.60%) Serverless
5 5 (1.33%) AWS Lambda
5 5 (1.33%) PaaS
6 4 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (1.07%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.07%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.53%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (0.53%) Amazon Kinesis
7 2 (0.53%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.27%) Azure Functions
8 1 (0.27%) Slack
8 1 (0.27%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.67%) HTTP
2 9 (2.40%) SMS
2 9 (2.40%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.60%) Internet
4 2 (0.53%) Network Security
5 1 (0.27%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (16.53%) Big Data
2 50 (13.33%) SQL Server
3 31 (8.27%) Relational Database
4 28 (7.47%) NoSQL
5 25 (6.67%) Data Mining
5 25 (6.67%) MySQL
6 24 (6.40%) GIS
7 16 (4.27%) PostgreSQL
8 13 (3.47%) Apache Cassandra
8 13 (3.47%) RDBMS
9 10 (2.67%) Oracle Database
9 10 (2.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (1.87%) MariaDB
10 7 (1.87%) MongoDB
10 7 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (1.33%) Hadoop
11 5 (1.33%) Redis
12 4 (1.07%) DB2
12 4 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (1.07%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 85 (22.67%) Git (software)
2 34 (9.07%) Jenkins
3 30 (8.00%) Visual Studio
4 24 (6.40%) Subversion
5 23 (6.13%) NetBeans
5 23 (6.13%) SpecFlow
6 21 (5.60%) Cucumber
6 21 (5.60%) JUnit
6 21 (5.60%) NUnit
7 19 (5.07%) TeamCity
8 18 (4.80%) Eclipse
9 13 (3.47%) JIRA
9 13 (3.47%) webpack
10 12 (3.20%) Hudson
11 10 (2.67%) JMeter
12 8 (2.13%) ClearCase
12 8 (2.13%) Maven
13 7 (1.87%) Android Studio
13 7 (1.87%) Ant
13 7 (1.87%) Gradle
General
1 48 (12.80%) Finance
2 26 (6.93%) Military
3 12 (3.20%) Games
4 11 (2.93%) Banking
5 3 (0.80%) Aerospace
5 3 (0.80%) Electronics
5 3 (0.80%) Investment Banking
5 3 (0.80%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.53%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.27%) Automotive
7 1 (0.27%) Avionics
7 1 (0.27%) Marketing
7 1 (0.27%) Retail
7 1 (0.27%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (32.80%) .NET
2 82 (21.87%) AngularJS
3 68 (18.13%) RESTful
4 65 (17.33%) HTML
5 53 (14.13%) CSS
5 53 (14.13%) JSON
6 52 (13.87%) XML
7 51 (13.60%) Web Services
8 46 (12.27%) React
9 40 (10.67%) SOAP
10 36 (9.60%) Hibernate
10 36 (9.60%) REST
11 31 (8.27%) ASP.NET Web API
11 31 (8.27%) Spring
12 28 (7.47%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 26 (6.93%) WPF
14 25 (6.67%) jQuery
14 25 (6.67%) OpenCV
14 25 (6.67%) Swing
15 24 (6.40%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 57 (15.20%) Computer Science
2 48 (12.80%) Robotics
3 41 (10.93%) Algorithms
4 31 (8.27%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (5.33%) Fintech
6 17 (4.53%) Greenfield Project
6 17 (4.53%) User Experience
7 16 (4.27%) Data Structures
8 15 (4.00%) Management Information System
9 11 (2.93%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (1.33%) Device Driver
10 5 (1.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 5 (1.33%) Mobile App
11 4 (1.07%) Equity Derivative
11 4 (1.07%) Reference Data
12 3 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.53%) Cloud Native
13 2 (0.53%) Data Centre
13 2 (0.53%) Internet of Things
13 2 (0.53%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 85 (22.67%) Linux
2 77 (20.53%) Windows
3 15 (4.00%) Android
4 13 (3.47%) Apple iOS
5 12 (3.20%) Mac OS X
6 6 (1.60%) Unix
7 3 (0.80%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 346 (92.27%) Software Engineering
2 167 (44.53%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (20.80%) OO
4 58 (15.47%) TDD
5 55 (14.67%) MVC
6 54 (14.40%) Test Automation
7 50 (13.33%) Innovative Thinking
8 49 (13.07%) Microservices
9 48 (12.80%) Problem-Solving
10 41 (10.93%) Continuous Integration
10 41 (10.93%) Mathematics
11 40 (10.67%) Software Testing
12 38 (10.13%) Continuous Delivery
12 38 (10.13%) SDLC
13 36 (9.60%) Open Source
14 35 (9.33%) Machine Learning
14 35 (9.33%) SOA
15 33 (8.80%) Mentoring
16 32 (8.53%) BDD
17 31 (8.27%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 224 (59.73%) Java
2 188 (50.13%) C#
3 158 (42.13%) JavaScript
4 121 (32.27%) C++
5 110 (29.33%) SQL
6 89 (23.73%) Python
7 52 (13.87%) C
8 26 (6.93%) Ruby
9 18 (4.80%) PowerShell
10 12 (3.20%) PL/SQL
11 10 (2.67%) ES6
11 10 (2.67%) TypeScript
12 9 (2.40%) Shell Script
13 8 (2.13%) PHP
14 6 (1.60%) Embedded C
14 6 (1.60%) Java 8
14 6 (1.60%) Perl
14 6 (1.60%) T-SQL
15 4 (1.07%) Embedded C++
15 4 (1.07%) Scala
Qualifications
1 133 (35.47%) Degree
2 48 (12.80%) Numerate Degree
3 19 (5.07%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (1.60%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.80%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.27%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.53%) QA
System Software
1 18 (4.80%) Active Directory
2 15 (4.00%) Docker
3 7 (1.87%) Firmware
4 3 (0.80%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 7 (1.87%) Ansible
1 7 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (1.60%) Kubernetes
2 6 (1.60%) Puppet
3 4 (1.07%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (1.07%) Terraform
4 2 (0.53%) Kibana
4 2 (0.53%) logstash
4 2 (0.53%) Mesos
Vendors
1 41 (10.93%) Oracle
2 25 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (1.07%) IBM
3 4 (1.07%) Xamarin
4 3 (0.80%) Sitecore
5 2 (0.53%) Sybase
6 1 (0.27%) Google
6 1 (0.27%) TIBCO