Period
to 19 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 56 81
Rank change year-on-year +16 +25 -25
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 354 189 184
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 6.24% 4.12% 2.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.48% 4.28% 3.14%
Number of salaries quoted 251 145 131
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £26,500 £27,200 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +9.76%

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 5,464 4,416 5,861
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.35% 96.23% 95.39%
Number of salaries quoted 3,661 2,823 3,792
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,750 £64,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 +18 235 £35,000 -17.65% 35
Glasgow +4 70 £55,000 +37.50% 13
West Lothian +2 20 £40,000 -8.05% 2
Dundee -8 14 £35,000 +13.82% 3
Fife -8 6 £45,000 +24.14% 3
South Lanarkshire -4 2 £46,250 +32.14%
Stirling -4 2 £40,000 -30.43%
Midlothian - 2 £33,750 - 2
Aberdeen -9 1 £32,500 -35.00% 1
Highlands - 1 £32,500 - 2
Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 319 (90.11%) Software Engineering
2 192 (54.24%) C++
3 180 (50.85%) Java
4 147 (41.53%) C#
5 146 (41.24%) Degree
6 115 (32.49%) Linux
7 112 (31.64%) Windows
8 108 (30.51%) Python
9 99 (27.97%) .NET
10 96 (27.12%) Agile Software Development
11 92 (25.99%) JavaScript
12 81 (22.88%) SQL
13 80 (22.60%) Innovative Thinking
14 79 (22.32%) Robotics
15 76 (21.47%) Git (software)
16 72 (20.34%) Computer Science
16 72 (20.34%) C
17 69 (19.49%) Mathematics
18 59 (16.67%) Software Testing
19 56 (15.82%) Big Data
19 56 (15.82%) Numerate Degree
20 51 (14.41%) HTML
21 47 (13.28%) Machine Learning
22 44 (12.43%) Test Automation
23 42 (11.86%) DevOps
24 39 (11.02%) CSS
24 39 (11.02%) OO
25 38 (10.73%) WPF
26 37 (10.45%) RESTful
26 37 (10.45%) Maven

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 6 (1.69%) Apache Spark
1 6 (1.69%) Tomcat
2 5 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (0.85%) Confluence
4 2 (0.56%) Apache
5 1 (0.28%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.28%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.28%) Jetty
5 1 (0.28%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (0.56%) Simulink
2 1 (0.28%) Maya
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) AquaLogic BPM
1 1 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 23 (6.50%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (3.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (3.39%) GitHub
4 10 (2.82%) SaaS
5 9 (2.54%) AWS CloudFormation
5 9 (2.54%) AWS Lambda
5 9 (2.54%) Serverless
6 6 (1.69%) Amazon Kinesis
7 5 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (1.41%) Slack
8 3 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.85%) Amazon EMR
8 3 (0.85%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.85%) npm
8 3 (0.85%) Trello
9 1 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.11%) TCP/IP
2 7 (1.98%) SMS
3 4 (1.13%) Wireless
4 3 (0.85%) AMQP
5 2 (0.56%) H.323
5 2 (0.56%) Internet
5 2 (0.56%) RS-232
5 2 (0.56%) VoIP
6 1 (0.28%) DHCP
6 1 (0.28%) DSL
6 1 (0.28%) Firewall
6 1 (0.28%) HTTP
6 1 (0.28%) Intranet
6 1 (0.28%) Network Security
6 1 (0.28%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (15.82%) Big Data
2 29 (8.19%) GIS
3 27 (7.63%) NoSQL
4 25 (7.06%) SQL Server
5 24 (6.78%) MongoDB
6 22 (6.21%) Data Mining
7 14 (3.95%) PostgreSQL
8 12 (3.39%) Relational Database
9 11 (3.11%) RDBMS
10 10 (2.82%) Apache Cassandra
11 8 (2.26%) MySQL
12 7 (1.98%) Amazon Redshift
13 4 (1.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 4 (1.13%) DB2
13 4 (1.13%) HBase
14 3 (0.85%) Aerospike
14 3 (0.85%) Hadoop
14 3 (0.85%) OpenTSDB
14 3 (0.85%) Parquet
15 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 76 (21.47%) Git (software)
2 37 (10.45%) Maven
3 36 (10.17%) Jenkins
4 33 (9.32%) Visual Studio
5 31 (8.76%) NetBeans
6 29 (8.19%) Selenium
7 26 (7.34%) CMake
8 25 (7.06%) Artifactory
8 25 (7.06%) Bugzilla
8 25 (7.06%) MSBuild
8 25 (7.06%) NuGet
8 25 (7.06%) Phabricator
8 25 (7.06%) Ranorex
8 25 (7.06%) SonarQube
9 13 (3.67%) JUnit
10 12 (3.39%) Subversion
11 7 (1.98%) Ant
12 5 (1.41%) JIRA
12 5 (1.41%) Mockito
13 4 (1.13%) Eclipse
General
1 28 (7.91%) Finance
2 20 (5.65%) Electronics
3 16 (4.52%) Games
4 10 (2.82%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.69%) Banking
6 5 (1.41%) Marketing
6 5 (1.41%) Retail
7 2 (0.56%) Advertising
7 2 (0.56%) Legal
7 2 (0.56%) Military
7 2 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.28%) Automotive
8 1 (0.28%) Avionics
8 1 (0.28%) Front Office
8 1 (0.28%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.28%) Polish Language
8 1 (0.28%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (27.97%) .NET
2 51 (14.41%) HTML
3 39 (11.02%) CSS
4 38 (10.73%) WPF
5 37 (10.45%) RESTful
5 37 (10.45%) SOAP
6 36 (10.17%) Web Services
7 27 (7.63%) AngularJS
7 27 (7.63%) Swing
8 23 (6.50%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 23 (6.50%) OpenCV
8 23 (6.50%) React
9 21 (5.93%) Spring
10 20 (5.65%) Hibernate
10 20 (5.65%) XML
11 18 (5.08%) Node.js
12 15 (4.24%) HTML5
13 14 (3.95%) Qt
14 13 (3.67%) Elastic Stack
14 13 (3.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 79 (22.32%) Robotics
2 72 (20.34%) Computer Science
3 37 (10.45%) Algorithms
4 18 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (3.95%) Greenfield Project
6 12 (3.39%) User Experience
7 11 (3.11%) Embedded Systems
8 9 (2.54%) Device Driver
9 7 (1.98%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.98%) Social Media
10 6 (1.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 6 (1.69%) Optoelectronics
11 4 (1.13%) 3D Graphics
11 4 (1.13%) Private Cloud
11 4 (1.13%) Public Cloud
12 3 (0.85%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
13 2 (0.56%) Cloud Native
13 2 (0.56%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 115 (32.49%) Linux
2 112 (31.64%) Windows
3 31 (8.76%) Apple iOS
4 25 (7.06%) Debian
5 24 (6.78%) Android
6 15 (4.24%) Robot Operating System
7 8 (2.26%) Unix
8 6 (1.69%) Windows Phone
9 3 (0.85%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (0.56%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.28%) CentOS
11 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.28%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 319 (90.11%) Software Engineering
2 96 (27.12%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (22.60%) Innovative Thinking
4 69 (19.49%) Mathematics
5 59 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 47 (13.28%) Machine Learning
7 44 (12.43%) Test Automation
8 42 (11.86%) DevOps
9 39 (11.02%) OO
10 33 (9.32%) Mentoring
11 32 (9.04%) SOA
11 32 (9.04%) Visualisation
12 29 (8.19%) Continuous Delivery
12 29 (8.19%) SDET
13 28 (7.91%) Data Analysis
13 28 (7.91%) TDD
13 28 (7.91%) Unit Testing
14 27 (7.63%) Analytics
14 27 (7.63%) SDLC
15 24 (6.78%) Image Processing
Programming Languages
1 192 (54.24%) C++
2 180 (50.85%) Java
3 147 (41.53%) C#
4 108 (30.51%) Python
5 92 (25.99%) JavaScript
6 81 (22.88%) SQL
7 72 (20.34%) C
8 26 (7.34%) Ruby
9 12 (3.39%) Objective-C
10 9 (2.54%) Embedded C
11 8 (2.26%) Scala
12 7 (1.98%) Apple Swift
12 7 (1.98%) Clojure
13 6 (1.69%) Embedded C++
13 6 (1.69%) MATLAB
13 6 (1.69%) Perl
14 5 (1.41%) Assembly Language
14 5 (1.41%) Delphi
14 5 (1.41%) Fortran
14 5 (1.41%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 146 (41.24%) Degree
2 56 (15.82%) Numerate Degree
3 25 (7.06%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (1.69%) PhD
5 1 (0.28%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.28%) JTAG
System Software
1 19 (5.37%) Docker
2 12 (3.39%) Firmware
3 2 (0.56%) HDFS
3 2 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (1.13%) Ansible
2 3 (0.85%) Kibana
2 3 (0.85%) logstash
2 3 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.56%) Mesos
3 2 (0.56%) Puppet
4 1 (0.28%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (2.82%) Microsoft
2 8 (2.26%) Oracle
2 8 (2.26%) Sybase
3 4 (1.13%) Vertica
4 2 (0.56%) Google
4 2 (0.56%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.28%) Bloomberg
5 1 (0.28%) ESRI
5 1 (0.28%) Mapbox
5 1 (0.28%) Mapinfo
5 1 (0.28%) Perforce
5 1 (0.28%) VMware