Period
to 21 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 32 41 54
Rank change year-on-year +9 +13 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 375 333 185
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 7.40% 6.09% 3.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.71% 6.31% 4.14%
Number of salaries quoted 226 232 150
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £39,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.92% -2.47% +1.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,500 £27,450
90th Percentile £70,000 £62,250 £60,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 4,861 5,280 4,471
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.88% 96.58% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 3,181 3,504 2,872
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £69,250 £65,000 £62,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 21 January 2019.

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 21 January 2019. 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 -1 218 £46,250 +38.06% 41
Glasgow +34 91 £42,500 -10.53% 13
Fife +11 19 £39,500 -12.22% 11
West Lothian -21 16 £45,000 +12.50% 5
Aberdeen +8 11 £42,500 +30.77% 1
South Lanarkshire +11 10 £55,000 +18.92%
Dundee +5 5 £55,000 +57.14% 1
Midlothian -1 3 - - 1
Stirling +5 2 £32,000 -20.00% 4
Aberdeenshire - 1 £41,000 -
East Ayrshire - 1 - -
Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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.

1 343 (91.47%) Software Engineering
2 202 (53.87%) Java
3 183 (48.80%) C#
4 167 (44.53%) Agile Software Development
5 162 (43.20%) JavaScript
6 136 (36.27%) Degree
7 116 (30.93%) C++
8 115 (30.67%) .NET
9 98 (26.13%) SQL
10 86 (22.93%) Linux
11 81 (21.60%) AngularJS
11 81 (21.60%) Python
12 79 (21.07%) HTML
12 79 (21.07%) Git (software)
13 76 (20.27%) OO
13 76 (20.27%) MVC
14 68 (18.13%) Test Automation
15 67 (17.87%) Computer Science
16 65 (17.33%) Windows
17 64 (17.07%) CSS
18 63 (16.80%) XML
18 63 (16.80%) JSON
19 62 (16.53%) TDD
20 58 (15.47%) Microservices
21 56 (14.93%) Continuous Integration
22 53 (14.13%) C
23 52 (13.87%) SQL Server
23 52 (13.87%) RESTful
24 49 (13.07%) Continuous Delivery
25 46 (12.27%) Mathematics

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 22 (5.87%) IIS
2 17 (4.53%) JBoss
3 15 (4.00%) Apache
3 15 (4.00%) Tomcat
4 13 (3.47%) WildFly
5 11 (2.93%) WebLogic
5 11 (2.93%) WebSphere
6 10 (2.67%) WebSphere Application Server
7 8 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (1.87%) lighttpd
8 7 (1.87%) nginx
8 7 (1.87%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 5 (1.33%) Apache Spark
10 4 (1.07%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.53%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.27%) CMS
12 1 (0.27%) Jetty
12 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (1.07%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.27%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 31 (8.27%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (7.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.93%) SaaS
4 10 (2.67%) npm
5 6 (1.60%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.07%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (1.07%) G Suite
8 3 (0.80%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (0.80%) GitHub
8 3 (0.80%) PaaS
8 3 (0.80%) Serverless
9 2 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.53%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.53%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.20%) HTTP
2 9 (2.40%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.33%) SMS
4 3 (0.80%) Internet
5 2 (0.53%) SSL
6 1 (0.27%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (13.87%) SQL Server
2 45 (12.00%) Big Data
3 23 (6.13%) Relational Database
4 19 (5.07%) MySQL
5 18 (4.80%) PostgreSQL
6 16 (4.27%) NoSQL
7 14 (3.73%) Data Mining
8 11 (2.93%) GIS
8 11 (2.93%) MongoDB
9 10 (2.67%) Apache Cassandra
9 10 (2.67%) MariaDB
10 7 (1.87%) Hadoop
10 7 (1.87%) RDBMS
10 7 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (1.60%) Neo4j
12 5 (1.33%) Blockchain
12 5 (1.33%) Oracle Database
12 5 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 4 (1.07%) Cosmos DB
13 4 (1.07%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 79 (21.07%) Git (software)
2 39 (10.40%) Jenkins
3 27 (7.20%) Cucumber
3 27 (7.20%) Subversion
4 24 (6.40%) TeamCity
5 23 (6.13%) NUnit
5 23 (6.13%) SpecFlow
6 22 (5.87%) Eclipse
6 22 (5.87%) JUnit
7 21 (5.60%) Visual Studio
8 14 (3.73%) JMeter
8 14 (3.73%) webpack
9 13 (3.47%) JIRA
10 11 (2.93%) Hudson
10 11 (2.93%) NetBeans
11 10 (2.67%) Android Studio
11 10 (2.67%) Ant
11 10 (2.67%) Gradle
12 9 (2.40%) ClearCase
13 8 (2.13%) IntelliJ
General
1 36 (9.60%) Finance
2 13 (3.47%) Military
3 6 (1.60%) Aerospace
3 6 (1.60%) Banking
3 6 (1.60%) Games
4 4 (1.07%) Electronics
5 3 (0.80%) Automotive
6 1 (0.27%) Avionics
6 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.27%) Retail
6 1 (0.27%) Social Science
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (30.67%) .NET
2 81 (21.60%) AngularJS
3 79 (21.07%) HTML
4 64 (17.07%) CSS
5 63 (16.80%) JSON
5 63 (16.80%) XML
6 52 (13.87%) RESTful
7 40 (10.67%) React
7 40 (10.67%) REST
8 39 (10.40%) Hibernate
9 34 (9.07%) ASP.NET Web API
10 33 (8.80%) Web Services
11 32 (8.53%) SOAP
12 30 (8.00%) Spring
13 28 (7.47%) ASP.NET
14 27 (7.20%) HTML5
15 26 (6.93%) JSP
16 24 (6.40%) JPA
17 23 (6.13%) jQuery
18 22 (5.87%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 41 (10.93%) Algorithms
2 34 (9.07%) Fintech
3 25 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (6.67%) Robotics
4 24 (6.40%) Greenfield Project
5 23 (6.13%) Management Information System
5 23 (6.13%) User Experience
6 20 (5.33%) Data Structures
7 11 (2.93%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.07%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (0.80%) Device Driver
9 3 (0.80%) Equity Derivative
9 3 (0.80%) Public Cloud
9 3 (0.80%) Reference Data
9 3 (0.80%) Video\Live Streaming
10 2 (0.53%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.53%) Cloud Native
10 2 (0.53%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.53%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 86 (22.93%) Linux
2 65 (17.33%) Windows
3 17 (4.53%) Android
4 15 (4.00%) Apple iOS
5 13 (3.47%) Mac OS X
6 6 (1.60%) CentOS
6 6 (1.60%) Ubuntu
6 6 (1.60%) Unix
7 1 (0.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 343 (91.47%) Software Engineering
2 167 (44.53%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (20.27%) MVC
3 76 (20.27%) OO
4 68 (18.13%) Test Automation
5 67 (17.87%) Computer Science
6 62 (16.53%) TDD
7 58 (15.47%) Microservices
8 56 (14.93%) Continuous Integration
9 49 (13.07%) Continuous Delivery
10 46 (12.27%) Mathematics
11 45 (12.00%) Problem-Solving
12 44 (11.73%) Open Source
13 40 (10.67%) BDD
14 36 (9.60%) Scenario Testing
15 35 (9.33%) Mentoring
16 34 (9.07%) Software Testing
16 34 (9.07%) Web Development
17 33 (8.80%) Scrum
18 32 (8.53%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 202 (53.87%) Java
2 183 (48.80%) C#
3 162 (43.20%) JavaScript
4 116 (30.93%) C++
5 98 (26.13%) SQL
6 81 (21.60%) Python
7 53 (14.13%) C
8 26 (6.93%) PowerShell
9 21 (5.60%) Ruby
10 15 (4.00%) PL/SQL
11 13 (3.47%) Shell Script
12 10 (2.67%) ES6
12 10 (2.67%) PHP
13 8 (2.13%) Perl
14 7 (1.87%) Fortran
14 7 (1.87%) Java 8
14 7 (1.87%) PHP 7
15 6 (1.60%) Jython
15 6 (1.60%) TypeScript
16 5 (1.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 136 (36.27%) Degree
2 25 (6.67%) Numerate Degree
3 11 (2.93%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (1.87%) HND
5 6 (1.60%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.53%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.27%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.73%) QA
System Software
1 25 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 22 (5.87%) Docker
3 2 (0.53%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 11 (2.93%) Kubernetes
2 6 (1.60%) Ansible
3 4 (1.07%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (0.80%) Terraform
5 2 (0.53%) Kibana
5 2 (0.53%) logstash
5 2 (0.53%) Mesos
5 2 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 41 (10.93%) Oracle
2 28 (7.47%) Microsoft
3 5 (1.33%) Google
3 5 (1.33%) Xamarin
4 3 (0.80%) Canon
4 3 (0.80%) IBM
5 2 (0.53%) Sybase
6 1 (0.27%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.27%) Twitter