The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 90 80
Rank change year-on-year +46 -10  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 139 79 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 5.21% 2.76% 2.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.55% 2.86% 2.92%
Number of salaries quoted 89 45 62
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.89%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,700 £29,550
10% offered a salary of more than £54,250 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2505 2761 2977
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 93.96% 96.57% 95.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1609 1586 1887
Median salary £44,000 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.32% +1.17%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £61,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +21 84 £40,000 -8.57% 26
Glasgow +36 43 £40,000 +3.22% 8
Dundee +4 17 £42,500 +3.03% 2
West Lothian -6 3 £35,000 - 1
Stirling - 2 £42,500 -
Fife -1 1 - -
Aberdeen -5 1 £42,500 +21.42% 1
Scottish Borders - 1 - -
Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 234 (97.10%) Software Engineering
2 103 (42.74%) C++
3 101 (41.91%) Java
4 93 (38.59%) Agile Software Development
5 88 (36.51%) C#
6 86 (35.68%) Degree
7 81 (33.61%) Linux
8 68 (28.22%) C
9 63 (26.14%) Computer Science
10 60 (24.90%) Python
11 54 (22.41%) JavaScript
12 52 (21.58%) .NET
13 50 (20.75%) OO
14 44 (18.26%) SDLC
15 40 (16.60%) SQL
16 39 (16.18%) Windows
17 32 (13.28%) HTML
17 32 (13.28%) Open Source
18 27 (11.20%) Android
19 24 (9.96%) MongoDB
19 24 (9.96%) CSS
20 23 (9.54%) Electronics
20 23 (9.54%) Hadoop
20 23 (9.54%) Open Source Development
20 23 (9.54%) Computer Science Degree
20 23 (9.54%) AngularJS
21 21 (8.71%) Embedded Linux
21 21 (8.71%) Security Cleared
21 21 (8.71%) TDD
22 20 (8.30%) Scrum

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 5 (2.07%) JBoss
2 4 (1.66%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.83%) Apache
3 2 (0.83%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.41%) IIS
4 1 (0.41%) SAS
4 1 (0.41%) Tornado
4 1 (0.41%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Pega PRPC
1 1 (0.41%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.73%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (3.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.66%) SaaS
3 2 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.41%) GitHub
4 1 (0.41%) Slack
4 1 (0.41%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.90%) Internet
2 4 (1.66%) ATM
2 4 (1.66%) RS-232
3 3 (1.24%) Network Security
4 2 (0.83%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.41%) AMQP
5 1 (0.41%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.41%) MQTT
5 1 (0.41%) NGN
5 1 (0.41%) RS-485
5 1 (0.41%) Software-Defined Radio
5 1 (0.41%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (9.96%) MongoDB
2 23 (9.54%) Hadoop
3 20 (8.30%) Neo4j
4 19 (7.88%) SQL Server
5 15 (6.22%) MySQL
6 6 (2.49%) Big Data
7 5 (2.07%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.66%) GIS
9 3 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.24%) Redis
10 2 (0.83%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.83%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 11 (4.56%) Git (software)
2 9 (3.73%) Subversion
2 9 (3.73%) Visual Studio
3 8 (3.32%) Maven
4 5 (2.07%) Eclipse
5 4 (1.66%) JIRA
6 3 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.83%) NetBeans
8 1 (0.41%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.41%) FishEye
8 1 (0.41%) Gradle
8 1 (0.41%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.41%) PHPUnit
8 1 (0.41%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 23 (9.54%) Electronics
2 13 (5.39%) Finance
3 12 (4.98%) Banking
4 9 (3.73%) Games
5 7 (2.90%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.66%) Legal
6 4 (1.66%) Publishing
7 3 (1.24%) Military
8 2 (0.83%) Automotive
8 2 (0.83%) Retail
9 1 (0.41%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (21.58%) .NET
2 32 (13.28%) HTML
3 24 (9.96%) CSS
4 23 (9.54%) AngularJS
5 15 (6.22%) RESTful
6 14 (5.81%) jQuery
7 12 (4.98%) HTML5
8 11 (4.56%) ASP.NET
8 11 (4.56%) React
9 10 (4.15%) Node.js
10 9 (3.73%) SOAP
11 8 (3.32%) Hibernate
11 8 (3.32%) Qt
12 7 (2.90%) Ruby on Rails
12 7 (2.90%) Spring
13 6 (2.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 5 (2.07%) Ajax
14 5 (2.07%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 5 (2.07%) STL
14 5 (2.07%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 63 (26.14%) Computer Science
2 16 (6.64%) Algorithms
2 16 (6.64%) Device Driver
3 14 (5.81%) Data Structures
4 8 (3.32%) Arduino
4 8 (3.32%) Raspberry Pi
5 5 (2.07%) Verilog
6 4 (1.66%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 4 (1.66%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (1.66%) Internet of Things
6 4 (1.66%) VHDL
7 3 (1.24%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.83%) ASIC
8 2 (0.83%) EMV
8 2 (0.83%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.83%) Smartcard
9 1 (0.41%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.41%) PACS
9 1 (0.41%) W3C
9 1 (0.41%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 81 (33.61%) Linux
2 39 (16.18%) Windows
3 27 (11.20%) Android
4 21 (8.71%) Embedded Linux
5 13 (5.39%) Apple iOS
6 9 (3.73%) VxWorks
7 2 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.83%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.83%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.41%) CentOS
8 1 (0.41%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.41%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.41%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 234 (97.10%) Software Engineering
2 93 (38.59%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (20.75%) OO
4 44 (18.26%) SDLC
5 32 (13.28%) Open Source
6 23 (9.54%) Open Source Development
7 21 (8.71%) TDD
8 20 (8.30%) Scrum
9 19 (7.88%) Mathematics
10 14 (5.81%) Device Driver Development
10 14 (5.81%) OOP
11 13 (5.39%) Configuration Management
11 13 (5.39%) MVC
11 13 (5.39%) Physics
12 12 (4.98%) Mentoring
13 11 (4.56%) Requirements Analysis
14 10 (4.15%) SOA
15 9 (3.73%) Android Development
15 9 (3.73%) BDD
16 8 (3.32%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 103 (42.74%) C++
2 101 (41.91%) Java
3 88 (36.51%) C#
4 68 (28.22%) C
5 60 (24.90%) Python
6 54 (22.41%) JavaScript
7 40 (16.60%) SQL
8 15 (6.22%) PHP
9 13 (5.39%) PL/SQL
9 13 (5.39%) VB
10 11 (4.56%) Embedded C
10 11 (4.56%) Ruby
11 8 (3.32%) Scala
12 6 (2.49%) Lisp
13 5 (2.07%) Assembly Language
13 5 (2.07%) Embedded C++
14 4 (1.66%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.83%) ActionScript
15 2 (0.83%) Shell Script
16 1 (0.41%) Perl
Qualifications
1 86 (35.68%) Degree
2 23 (9.54%) Computer Science Degree
3 21 (8.71%) Security Cleared
4 14 (5.81%) Numerate Degree
5 4 (1.66%) PhD
6 1 (0.41%) OCA
6 1 (0.41%) OCP
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.41%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.41%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.83%) DO-178B
1 2 (0.83%) JTAG
2 1 (0.41%) MISRA
2 1 (0.41%) QA
System Software
1 16 (6.64%) Firmware
2 5 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.24%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (1.66%) Puppet
2 1 (0.41%) MOM
Vendors
1 15 (6.22%) Microsoft
2 14 (5.81%) Oracle
3 5 (2.07%) VMware
4 4 (1.66%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.41%) AVEVA
5 1 (0.41%) Google
5 1 (0.41%) Pega
5 1 (0.41%) QNX
5 1 (0.41%) Xilinx
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