Period
to 16 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 47 78
Rank change year-on-year +12 +31 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 368 298 188
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 6.74% 5.58% 3.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.04% 5.85% 3.46%
Number of salaries quoted 246 201 126
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £28,736 £26,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +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 5,227 5,093 5,429
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.73% 95.43% 95.85%
Number of salaries quoted 3,512 3,163 3,270
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -3.41% +3.53%
10th Percentile £28,724 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £69,375 £67,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 16 August 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 16 August 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 +10 227 £42,000 +5.00% 28
Glasgow +18 118 £52,500 +31.25% 10
Aberdeen +6 10 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Dundee -3 8 £43,750 +2.94% 1
Fife -3 5 £45,000 +12.50% 8
West Lothian -12 2 - - 2
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 16 August 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.

1 352 (95.65%) Software Engineering
2 233 (63.32%) Java
3 175 (47.55%) Agile Software Development
4 143 (38.86%) C#
5 127 (34.51%) JavaScript
6 118 (32.07%) C++
7 110 (29.89%) Degree
8 106 (28.80%) Python
9 104 (28.26%) SQL
10 93 (25.27%) .NET
11 89 (24.18%) Linux
12 73 (19.84%) Git (software)
13 70 (19.02%) Big Data
14 67 (18.21%) Windows
15 65 (17.66%) OO
16 61 (16.58%) AngularJS
17 57 (15.49%) Machine Learning
18 56 (15.22%) Robotics
19 53 (14.40%) RESTful
19 53 (14.40%) Innovative Thinking
20 51 (13.86%) Numerate Degree
21 50 (13.59%) TDD
21 50 (13.59%) Web Services
22 46 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
23 45 (12.23%) SDLC
23 45 (12.23%) Scrum
24 44 (11.96%) Mathematics
24 44 (11.96%) Computer Science
25 43 (11.68%) Data Analysis
25 43 (11.68%) HTML

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 10 (2.72%) Tomcat
2 7 (1.90%) Confluence
3 6 (1.63%) Apache
4 5 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (1.36%) IIS
5 4 (1.09%) Apache Spark
5 4 (1.09%) GemFire
5 4 (1.09%) JBoss
6 3 (0.82%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.54%) Jetty
7 2 (0.54%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.27%) Apache Qpid
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.27%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
1 1 (0.27%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (0.82%) LabWindows
2 2 (0.54%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 29 (7.88%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (6.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (4.08%) Serverless
4 14 (3.80%) Amazon Kinesis
4 14 (3.80%) AWS CloudFormation
4 14 (3.80%) AWS Lambda
5 6 (1.63%) SaaS
6 5 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.36%) PaaS
7 4 (1.09%) GitHub
7 4 (1.09%) npm
8 3 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.54%) Trello
10 1 (0.27%) Akamai
10 1 (0.27%) Azure Functions
10 1 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.27%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.72%) SMS
2 7 (1.90%) Internet
3 5 (1.36%) HTTP
4 4 (1.09%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.54%) Network Security
6 1 (0.27%) DNS
6 1 (0.27%) Firewall
6 1 (0.27%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (19.02%) Big Data
2 43 (11.68%) NoSQL
3 42 (11.41%) Relational Database
4 29 (7.88%) SQL Server
5 28 (7.61%) Data Mining
6 27 (7.34%) GIS
7 22 (5.98%) MySQL
8 17 (4.62%) RDBMS
9 14 (3.80%) Apache Cassandra
10 13 (3.53%) MongoDB
11 8 (2.17%) Oracle Database
12 7 (1.90%) DB2
12 7 (1.90%) Hadoop
13 6 (1.63%) Redis
13 6 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 5 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
15 3 (0.82%) Oracle Database 10g
15 3 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
16 2 (0.54%) Neo4j
17 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 73 (19.84%) Git (software)
2 32 (8.70%) Visual Studio
3 25 (6.79%) NetBeans
4 22 (5.98%) Jenkins
5 15 (4.08%) JUnit
6 13 (3.53%) JIRA
6 13 (3.53%) Maven
6 13 (3.53%) SpecFlow
7 11 (2.99%) NUnit
8 8 (2.17%) Cucumber
8 8 (2.17%) Selenium
8 8 (2.17%) Subversion
8 8 (2.17%) TeamCity
9 6 (1.63%) MSTest
10 5 (1.36%) Eclipse
10 5 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (1.09%) ClearCase
11 4 (1.09%) Hudson
11 4 (1.09%) webpack
12 3 (0.82%) MagicDraw
General
1 39 (10.60%) Finance
2 29 (7.88%) Games
3 27 (7.34%) Military
4 10 (2.72%) Banking
5 8 (2.17%) Electronics
5 8 (2.17%) Marketing
6 7 (1.90%) Retail
7 4 (1.09%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.82%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.82%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.54%) Advertising
9 2 (0.54%) Law
9 2 (0.54%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.27%) Avionics
10 1 (0.27%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (25.27%) .NET
2 61 (16.58%) AngularJS
3 53 (14.40%) RESTful
4 50 (13.59%) Web Services
5 43 (11.68%) HTML
6 36 (9.78%) React
6 36 (9.78%) REST
7 33 (8.97%) SOAP
8 31 (8.42%) CSS
8 31 (8.42%) Spring
9 30 (8.15%) WPF
10 28 (7.61%) XML
11 27 (7.34%) Hibernate
11 27 (7.34%) Swing
12 26 (7.07%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 26 (7.07%) OpenCV
13 23 (6.25%) GraphQL
13 23 (6.25%) JSON
13 23 (6.25%) Node.js
14 16 (4.35%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 56 (15.22%) Robotics
2 44 (11.96%) Computer Science
3 40 (10.87%) Algorithms
4 32 (8.70%) User Experience
5 24 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (3.26%) Greenfield Project
7 9 (2.45%) Mobile App
7 9 (2.45%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (2.45%) Virtual Team
8 6 (1.63%) Embedded Systems
9 5 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.09%) Data Structures
10 4 (1.09%) Device Driver
10 4 (1.09%) Equity Derivative
10 4 (1.09%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 4 (1.09%) Reference Data
11 3 (0.82%) Fintech
12 2 (0.54%) 3D Graphics
12 2 (0.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 1 (0.27%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 89 (24.18%) Linux
2 67 (18.21%) Windows
3 12 (3.26%) Apple iOS
4 11 (2.99%) Android
5 9 (2.45%) Unix
6 7 (1.90%) Mac OS X
7 4 (1.09%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.27%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 352 (95.65%) Software Engineering
2 175 (47.55%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (17.66%) OO
4 57 (15.49%) Machine Learning
5 53 (14.40%) Innovative Thinking
6 50 (13.59%) TDD
7 46 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
8 45 (12.23%) Scrum
8 45 (12.23%) SDLC
9 44 (11.96%) Mathematics
10 43 (11.68%) Data Analysis
11 38 (10.33%) Test Automation
12 37 (10.05%) SOA
13 36 (9.78%) Microservices
14 34 (9.24%) Mentoring
14 34 (9.24%) Software Testing
15 31 (8.42%) Visualisation
16 29 (7.88%) BDD
16 29 (7.88%) Continuous Deployment
17 28 (7.61%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 233 (63.32%) Java
2 143 (38.86%) C#
3 127 (34.51%) JavaScript
4 118 (32.07%) C++
5 106 (28.80%) Python
6 104 (28.26%) SQL
7 39 (10.60%) C
8 24 (6.52%) Ruby
9 13 (3.53%) Clojure
10 12 (3.26%) Lisp
11 8 (2.17%) Java 8
11 8 (2.17%) T-SQL
12 7 (1.90%) Objective-C
12 7 (1.90%) TypeScript
13 6 (1.63%) Embedded C
13 6 (1.63%) Embedded C++
14 5 (1.36%) ES6
14 5 (1.36%) Go
14 5 (1.36%) PHP
14 5 (1.36%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 110 (29.89%) Degree
2 51 (13.86%) Numerate Degree
3 16 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (1.36%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.54%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.27%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.53%) QA
2 1 (0.27%) GCP
System Software
1 13 (3.53%) Docker
2 7 (1.90%) Firmware
3 5 (1.36%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.36%) HDFS
4 2 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (3.80%) Puppet
2 11 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (2.72%) Ansible
4 6 (1.63%) Terraform
5 3 (0.82%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.27%) Control-M
Vendors
1 22 (5.98%) Oracle
2 16 (4.35%) Microsoft
3 7 (1.90%) Sybase
4 4 (1.09%) IBM
5 3 (0.82%) Sitecore
6 2 (0.54%) Google
6 2 (0.54%) VMware
6 2 (0.54%) Xamarin