The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 69 60
Rank change year-on-year +18 -9  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 103 97 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.43% 3.31% 3.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.62% 3.49% 3.75%
Number of salaries quoted 56 65 66
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,900 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
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 2229 2780 2983
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 95.95% 94.78% 95.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1369 1809 1842
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

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 28 March 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 28 March 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 +22 64 £40,000 +14.28% 18
Glasgow +30 28 £40,000 -11.11% 3
West Lothian -5 7 £50,000 - 1
Fife 0 3 - - 1
Dundee -6 3 £42,500 +8.97% 1
Stirling +22 2 £56,250 - 1
Angus - 1 £37,500 -
Moray - 1 - -
Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 191 (97.95%) Software Engineering
2 105 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
3 90 (46.15%) Java
4 67 (34.36%) C++
5 63 (32.31%) JavaScript
6 57 (29.23%) C#
7 51 (26.15%) Python
8 46 (23.59%) Degree
9 44 (22.56%) Linux
10 42 (21.54%) C
11 39 (20.00%) HTML
12 35 (17.95%) OO
12 35 (17.95%) Computer Science
13 34 (17.44%) AngularJS
13 34 (17.44%) SDLC
14 33 (16.92%) CSS
14 33 (16.92%) .NET
15 29 (14.87%) SQL
16 27 (13.85%) TDD
17 24 (12.31%) Open Source
18 23 (11.79%) MVC
19 22 (11.28%) Windows
19 22 (11.28%) Git (software)
19 22 (11.28%) React
20 20 (10.26%) MongoDB
20 20 (10.26%) Node.js
20 20 (10.26%) RESTful
20 20 (10.26%) Android
20 20 (10.26%) Scrum
21 18 (9.23%) PHP

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 11 (5.64%) JBoss
2 6 (3.08%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (2.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (1.54%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.54%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.03%) Apache
5 2 (1.03%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (1.03%) IIS
6 1 (0.51%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.51%) Confluence
6 1 (0.51%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.51%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (2.05%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.51%) Doxygen
2 1 (0.51%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (5.13%) SaaS
3 7 (3.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (3.08%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (2.56%) GitHub
6 4 (2.05%) Slack
7 3 (1.54%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.10%) Internet
2 5 (2.56%) HTTP
3 4 (2.05%) HTTPS
4 3 (1.54%) Bluetooth
4 3 (1.54%) Network Security
5 2 (1.03%) ATM
5 2 (1.03%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.03%) MQTT
5 2 (1.03%) RS-232
5 2 (1.03%) Wireless
6 1 (0.51%) DECT
6 1 (0.51%) DNS
6 1 (0.51%) RS-485
6 1 (0.51%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.51%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.26%) MongoDB
2 16 (8.21%) SQL Server
3 15 (7.69%) Hadoop
4 13 (6.67%) MySQL
5 12 (6.15%) Neo4j
6 7 (3.59%) Big Data
7 5 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (2.56%) Relational Database
8 4 (2.05%) NoSQL
8 4 (2.05%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.54%) Pentaho
9 3 (1.54%) Redis
10 2 (1.03%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.51%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.51%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.51%) ArangoDB
11 1 (0.51%) GIS
11 1 (0.51%) HBase
11 1 (0.51%) Impala
11 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 22 (11.28%) Git (software)
2 13 (6.67%) Subversion
3 11 (5.64%) Maven
4 8 (4.10%) Jenkins
5 6 (3.08%) Eclipse
5 6 (3.08%) Selenium
6 5 (2.56%) Visual Studio
6 5 (2.56%) webpack
7 4 (2.05%) Travis CI
8 3 (1.54%) Ant
8 3 (1.54%) JIRA
8 3 (1.54%) Talend Open Studio
9 2 (1.03%) Babel
9 2 (1.03%) Mocha
9 2 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.51%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.51%) FishEye
10 1 (0.51%) Gradle
10 1 (0.51%) PHPUnit
10 1 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 9 (4.62%) Electronics
2 7 (3.59%) Automotive
3 6 (3.08%) Finance
3 6 (3.08%) Retail
4 5 (2.56%) Legal
5 4 (2.05%) Games
6 3 (1.54%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.54%) Marketing
7 2 (1.03%) Banking
7 2 (1.03%) Publishing
7 2 (1.03%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.51%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (20.00%) HTML
2 34 (17.44%) AngularJS
3 33 (16.92%) .NET
3 33 (16.92%) CSS
4 22 (11.28%) React
5 20 (10.26%) Node.js
5 20 (10.26%) RESTful
6 16 (8.21%) jQuery
7 14 (7.18%) Spring
8 13 (6.67%) Hibernate
8 13 (6.67%) Web Services
9 11 (5.64%) Ruby on Rails
10 9 (4.62%) ASP.NET
10 9 (4.62%) HTML5
10 9 (4.62%) Java EE
11 8 (4.10%) Ajax
12 7 (3.59%) .NET Framework
12 7 (3.59%) ActiveMQ
12 7 (3.59%) Drools
12 7 (3.59%) jBPM
Miscellaneous
1 35 (17.95%) Computer Science
2 11 (5.64%) Data Structures
3 10 (5.13%) Algorithms
4 5 (2.56%) Device Driver
4 5 (2.56%) Internet of Things
5 4 (2.05%) Blog
5 4 (2.05%) EMV
5 4 (2.05%) User Experience
6 3 (1.54%) Arduino
6 3 (1.54%) Raspberry Pi
6 3 (1.54%) Smartcard
6 3 (1.54%) Social Media
7 2 (1.03%) 3D Graphics
7 2 (1.03%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.03%) Fintech
8 1 (0.51%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.51%) Minimum Viable Product
8 1 (0.51%) Verilog
8 1 (0.51%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 44 (22.56%) Linux
2 22 (11.28%) Windows
3 20 (10.26%) Android
4 17 (8.72%) Apple iOS
5 8 (4.10%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (1.54%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.03%) Unix
7 2 (1.03%) VxWorks
7 2 (1.03%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (97.95%) Software Engineering
2 105 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (17.95%) OO
4 34 (17.44%) SDLC
5 27 (13.85%) TDD
6 24 (12.31%) Open Source
7 23 (11.79%) MVC
8 20 (10.26%) Scrum
9 16 (8.21%) Mentoring
10 14 (7.18%) SOA
11 13 (6.67%) Open Source Development
12 11 (5.64%) Coaching
12 11 (5.64%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (5.64%) DevOps
12 11 (5.64%) Mobile Development
13 10 (5.13%) Analytics
14 9 (4.62%) OOP
15 8 (4.10%) Continuous Improvement
15 8 (4.10%) UML
15 8 (4.10%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 90 (46.15%) Java
2 67 (34.36%) C++
3 63 (32.31%) JavaScript
4 57 (29.23%) C#
5 51 (26.15%) Python
6 42 (21.54%) C
7 29 (14.87%) SQL
8 18 (9.23%) PHP
8 18 (9.23%) Ruby
9 11 (5.64%) Embedded C
9 11 (5.64%) PL/SQL
10 10 (5.13%) Scala
11 6 (3.08%) Lua
11 6 (3.08%) Objective-C
12 4 (2.05%) Assembly Language
13 3 (1.54%) Embedded C++
14 2 (1.03%) Ada
14 2 (1.03%) ES6
14 2 (1.03%) Lisp
14 2 (1.03%) Perl
Qualifications
1 46 (23.59%) Degree
2 12 (6.15%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.03%) PhD
3 2 (1.03%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.51%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.51%) DO-178B
1 1 (0.51%) MISRA
1 1 (0.51%) QA
System Software
1 5 (2.56%) Docker
2 3 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.51%) Firmware
3 1 (0.51%) KVM
3 1 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (3.08%) Puppet
2 3 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.03%) Ansible
3 2 (1.03%) MOM
4 1 (0.51%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 14 (7.18%) Microsoft
2 13 (6.67%) Oracle
3 6 (3.08%) Perforce
3 6 (3.08%) Red Hat
4 4 (2.05%) Google
5 3 (1.54%) Talend
5 3 (1.54%) VMware
6 2 (1.03%) AppDynamics
6 2 (1.03%) Splunk
7 1 (0.51%) AVEVA
7 1 (0.51%) Freescale
7 1 (0.51%) IBM
7 1 (0.51%) QNX
7 1 (0.51%) Xamarin
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