Period
to 25 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 54 86
Rank change year-on-year +11 +32 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 342 211 188
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 5.95% 4.49% 3.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.17% 4.71% 3.39%
Number of salaries quoted 231 146 117
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +2.56% +1.30%
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,750 £26,150
90th Percentile £70,000 £55,000 £55,500
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 5,547 4,484 5,549
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.44% 95.36% 95.72%
Number of salaries quoted 3,815 2,867 3,452
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +1.15% +2.35%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £26,920
90th Percentile £68,750 £66,250 £64,750
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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +8 196 £40,000 - 44
Glasgow +7 115 £55,000 +37.50% 10
Aberdeen - 10 £45,000 - 3
West Lothian +2 9 £40,000 -15.79% 1
Fife -5 6 £42,500 - 4
Dundee -11 4 £45,000 +11.80% 3
Stirling -6 1 £40,000 -27.27% 1
Midlothian - 1 £32,500 -
Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 323 (94.44%) Software Engineering
2 190 (55.56%) Java
3 149 (43.57%) Agile Software Development
4 129 (37.72%) C++
5 118 (34.50%) Python
6 104 (30.41%) JavaScript
7 99 (28.95%) C#
8 95 (27.78%) Degree
9 94 (27.49%) Linux
10 86 (25.15%) SQL
11 70 (20.47%) .NET
12 60 (17.54%) Windows
13 59 (17.25%) Git (software)
14 58 (16.96%) Machine Learning
15 56 (16.37%) C
16 52 (15.20%) NoSQL
17 46 (13.45%) Computer Science
18 45 (13.16%) OO
19 43 (12.57%) Robotics
19 43 (12.57%) Big Data
20 42 (12.28%) Mathematics
20 42 (12.28%) Amazon AWS
21 40 (11.70%) HTML
22 39 (11.40%) Relational Database
23 38 (11.11%) Innovative Thinking
24 37 (10.82%) SDLC
24 37 (10.82%) AngularJS
25 36 (10.53%) Mentoring
25 36 (10.53%) Scrum
26 35 (10.23%) Test Automation

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 (2.92%) Tomcat
2 9 (2.63%) Confluence
2 9 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (2.05%) Apache Spark
4 4 (1.17%) Apache
5 3 (0.88%) Jetty
6 2 (0.58%) GemFire
7 1 (0.29%) Apache Qpid
7 1 (0.29%) IIS
7 1 (0.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) AquaLogic BPM
1 1 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 42 (12.28%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (6.43%) AWS CloudFormation
2 22 (6.43%) AWS Lambda
2 22 (6.43%) Serverless
3 20 (5.85%) Amazon Kinesis
4 17 (4.97%) Microsoft Azure
5 10 (2.92%) NuGet
6 8 (2.34%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.17%) SaaS
8 3 (0.88%) npm
9 2 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.58%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.58%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.58%) Trello
10 1 (0.29%) Akamai
10 1 (0.29%) GitHub
10 1 (0.29%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.05%) Internet
1 7 (2.05%) SMS
2 5 (1.46%) HTTP
2 5 (1.46%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.17%) Wireless
4 2 (0.58%) Firewall
5 1 (0.29%) DNS
5 1 (0.29%) DSL
5 1 (0.29%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.29%) Intranet
5 1 (0.29%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (15.20%) NoSQL
2 43 (12.57%) Big Data
3 39 (11.40%) Relational Database
4 24 (7.02%) MongoDB
5 18 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
6 17 (4.97%) RDBMS
7 16 (4.68%) Data Mining
7 16 (4.68%) GIS
8 14 (4.09%) MySQL
8 14 (4.09%) SQL Server
9 11 (3.22%) PostgreSQL
10 10 (2.92%) Hadoop
11 7 (2.05%) DB2
12 6 (1.75%) Amazon Redshift
13 4 (1.17%) HBase
14 3 (0.88%) Aerospike
14 3 (0.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 2 (0.58%) Neo4j
15 2 (0.58%) OpenTSDB
15 2 (0.58%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 59 (17.25%) Git (software)
2 28 (8.19%) Jenkins
3 23 (6.73%) Visual Studio
4 21 (6.14%) JUnit
4 21 (6.14%) Selenium
5 20 (5.85%) Maven
6 14 (4.09%) NetBeans
7 12 (3.51%) JIRA
8 11 (3.22%) Ranorex
9 10 (2.92%) Artifactory
9 10 (2.92%) Bugzilla
9 10 (2.92%) CMake
9 10 (2.92%) MSBuild
9 10 (2.92%) Phabricator
9 10 (2.92%) SonarQube
10 6 (1.75%) Mockito
11 5 (1.46%) Cucumber
12 4 (1.17%) TeamCity
13 3 (0.88%) Eclipse
13 3 (0.88%) NUnit
General
1 27 (7.89%) Games
2 19 (5.56%) Finance
3 14 (4.09%) Electronics
4 13 (3.80%) Marketing
5 11 (3.22%) Retail
6 6 (1.75%) Banking
6 6 (1.75%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.46%) Military
8 3 (0.88%) Advertising
9 2 (0.58%) Law
10 1 (0.29%) Automotive
10 1 (0.29%) Front Office
10 1 (0.29%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (20.47%) .NET
2 40 (11.70%) HTML
3 37 (10.82%) AngularJS
4 34 (9.94%) RESTful
5 29 (8.48%) React
5 29 (8.48%) Web Services
6 28 (8.19%) CSS
6 28 (8.19%) REST
7 24 (7.02%) Spring
7 24 (7.02%) WPF
8 23 (6.73%) Node.js
9 22 (6.43%) GraphQL
10 21 (6.14%) Hibernate
10 21 (6.14%) NumPy
10 21 (6.14%) Pandas
10 21 (6.14%) SOAP
11 20 (5.85%) scikit-learn
11 20 (5.85%) SciPy
12 19 (5.56%) XML
13 16 (4.68%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 46 (13.45%) Computer Science
2 43 (12.57%) Robotics
3 35 (10.23%) User Experience
4 34 (9.94%) Algorithms
5 23 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
7 11 (3.22%) Mobile App
8 10 (2.92%) Device Driver
8 10 (2.92%) Virtual Team
9 9 (2.63%) Embedded Systems
10 6 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.75%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 5 (1.46%) Data Structures
11 5 (1.46%) Private Cloud
12 4 (1.17%) Public Cloud
12 4 (1.17%) Self-Motivation
13 3 (0.88%) 3D Graphics
13 3 (0.88%) Cloud Native
13 3 (0.88%) Optoelectronics
14 2 (0.58%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 94 (27.49%) Linux
2 60 (17.54%) Windows
3 21 (6.14%) Apple iOS
4 13 (3.80%) Android
5 10 (2.92%) Debian
5 10 (2.92%) Robot Operating System
6 9 (2.63%) Unix
7 7 (2.05%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.29%) CentOS
8 1 (0.29%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.29%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.29%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 323 (94.44%) Software Engineering
2 149 (43.57%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (16.96%) Machine Learning
4 45 (13.16%) OO
5 42 (12.28%) Mathematics
6 38 (11.11%) Innovative Thinking
7 37 (10.82%) SDLC
8 36 (10.53%) Mentoring
8 36 (10.53%) Scrum
9 35 (10.23%) Test Automation
10 34 (9.94%) Data Analysis
10 34 (9.94%) Problem-Solving
11 33 (9.65%) Analytics
11 33 (9.65%) DevOps
12 32 (9.36%) TDD
13 28 (8.19%) Software Testing
14 27 (7.89%) Continuous Deployment
15 25 (7.31%) Microservices
16 23 (6.73%) Visualisation
17 22 (6.43%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 190 (55.56%) Java
2 129 (37.72%) C++
3 118 (34.50%) Python
4 104 (30.41%) JavaScript
5 99 (28.95%) C#
6 86 (25.15%) SQL
7 56 (16.37%) C
8 24 (7.02%) Ruby
9 19 (5.56%) Clojure
10 15 (4.39%) Lisp
11 14 (4.09%) Objective-C
12 10 (2.92%) Java 8
13 7 (2.05%) Apple Swift
13 7 (2.05%) Scala
14 5 (1.46%) Fortran
15 4 (1.17%) Assembly Language
15 4 (1.17%) Elixir
15 4 (1.17%) ES6
15 4 (1.17%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.88%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 95 (27.78%) Degree
2 28 (8.19%) Numerate Degree
3 12 (3.51%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (1.75%) PhD
5 1 (0.29%) Postgraduate
5 1 (0.29%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.17%) QA
System Software
1 25 (7.31%) Docker
2 7 (2.05%) HDFS
3 4 (1.17%) Firmware
4 3 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (2.92%) Puppet
2 9 (2.63%) Ansible
3 5 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.58%) Kibana
4 2 (0.58%) logstash
4 2 (0.58%) Mesos
4 2 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.58%) Terraform
5 1 (0.29%) Control-M
5 1 (0.29%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.29%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 14 (4.09%) Sybase
2 9 (2.63%) Microsoft
3 8 (2.34%) Oracle
4 4 (1.17%) Vertica
5 3 (0.88%) VMware
6 2 (0.58%) Google
7 1 (0.29%) Xamarin