Software Engineer Jobs in Scotland

Software Engineer
UK > Scotland

The median Software Engineer salary in Scotland is £60,000 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 4 March 2024.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
4 Mar 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 5 25 38
Rank change year-on-year +20 +13 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 1,580 457 369
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 31.47% 9.36% 6.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 32.48% 10.16% 6.98%
Number of salaries quoted 265 289 194
10th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
25th Percentile £48,750 £47,500 £42,125
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £66,603 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.91% +21.10% +15.79%
75th Percentile £70,000 £77,715 £65,000
90th Percentile £91,934 £97,328 £75,000
UK median annual salary £62,500 £67,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year -7.41% +8.00% +8.70%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Scotland

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.

Permanent vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 4,865 4,498 5,287
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 96.89% 92.08% 97.22%
Number of salaries quoted 2,254 2,448 2,896
10th Percentile £26,000 £32,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £41,750 £38,635
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,891 £57,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -11.49% +15.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £65,000 £75,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £85,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -8.33% - +9.09%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings that featured Software Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Scotland

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Scotland

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Engineer in Scotland.

Salary trend for Software Engineer in Scotland

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Scotland

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Engineer in Scotland over the 6 months to 4 March 2024.

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 4 March 2024. 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
Jobs
Glasgow +64 1,252 £61,500 +7.89% 24
Edinburgh +10 220 £69,447 - 55
Aberdeen +12 44 £60,000 -7.69% 8
West Lothian +1 23 £60,000 - 5
Scottish Borders +3 8 - -
Fife -2 8 £50,000 -28.57% 9
Dundee -13 4 £52,500 +16.67% 3
South Lanarkshire +6 3 £65,000 -
Aberdeenshire +9 2 £50,000 -24.53% 4
Angus - 2 £65,000 - 2
Renfrewshire - 2 £52,500 -
Lanarkshire -4 1 - - 5
Inverclyde - 1 £60,000 -
Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 4 March 2024, Software Engineer job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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 1,579 (99.94%) Software Engineering
2 1,322 (83.67%) Agile
3 1,251 (79.18%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 1,210 (76.58%) Finance
5 1,155 (73.10%) Law
6 1,083 (68.54%) SDLC
7 1,058 (66.96%) Operational Stability
8 1,003 (63.48%) CI/CD
8 1,003 (63.48%) Java
9 739 (46.77%) AWS
10 727 (46.01%) Machine Learning
11 723 (45.76%) Artificial Intelligence
12 717 (45.38%) Community of Practice
13 659 (41.71%) Python
14 591 (37.41%) SQL
15 576 (36.46%) Marketing
16 481 (30.44%) Algorithms
17 457 (28.92%) Visualisation
18 440 (27.85%) Continuous Improvement
19 385 (24.37%) Risk Management
20 381 (24.11%) Legal
21 371 (23.48%) Apache Spark
22 356 (22.53%) Spring
23 340 (21.52%) React
24 322 (20.38%) Cloud Native
25 309 (19.56%) NoSQL
26 308 (19.49%) Big Data
27 307 (19.43%) Microservices
28 274 (17.34%) Problem-Solving
29 268 (16.96%) AngularJS

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 371 (23.48%) Apache Spark
2 77 (4.87%) Apache Airflow
3 72 (4.56%) Apache
4 40 (2.53%) ArcGIS
4 40 (2.53%) GeoServer
5 20 (1.27%) Camunda
5 20 (1.27%) FileNet
6 10 (0.63%) CICS
6 10 (0.63%) JBoss
6 10 (0.63%) Red Hat Fuse
7 9 (0.57%) WebSphere
8 8 (0.51%) Confluence
9 7 (0.44%) Captiva
9 7 (0.44%) Microsoft Exchange
10 5 (0.32%) GemFire
10 5 (0.32%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.13%) IBM HTTP Server
12 1 (0.063%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 739 (46.77%) AWS
2 141 (8.92%) Azure
3 111 (7.03%) GCP
4 61 (3.86%) Serverless
5 56 (3.54%) Amazon SQS
6 49 (3.10%) Amazon EKS
6 49 (3.10%) SaaS
7 36 (2.28%) Amazon S3
8 33 (2.09%) Amazon EC2
8 33 (2.09%) Amazon ECS
8 33 (2.09%) Amazon EMR
8 33 (2.09%) AWS Lambda
9 27 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
10 23 (1.46%) GitHub
10 23 (1.46%) Google Docs
10 23 (1.46%) Lucidchart
10 23 (1.46%) Miro
10 23 (1.46%) Slack
11 21 (1.33%) Datadog
12 19 (1.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 50 (3.16%) Kerberos
2 22 (1.39%) Wireless
3 18 (1.14%) Ethernet
4 14 (0.89%) Modbus
4 14 (0.89%) Wi-Fi
5 13 (0.82%) Network Security
5 13 (0.82%) TCP/IP
6 11 (0.70%) RS-232
7 3 (0.19%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 309 (19.56%) NoSQL
2 308 (19.49%) Big Data
3 190 (12.03%) Hadoop
4 94 (5.95%) Relational Database
5 86 (5.44%) Apache Hive
6 83 (5.25%) MongoDB
7 75 (4.75%) Elasticsearch
8 70 (4.43%) HBase
9 52 (3.29%) Apache Cassandra
10 50 (3.16%) Metadata
11 45 (2.85%) PostgreSQL
12 41 (2.59%) GIS
13 40 (2.53%) QGIS
14 33 (2.09%) Electronic Patient Records
15 30 (1.90%) RDBMS
15 30 (1.90%) Redis
16 23 (1.46%) Oracle Database
16 23 (1.46%) Scylla
17 20 (1.27%) Data Lake
17 20 (1.27%) Looker
Development Applications
1 173 (10.95%) Jenkins
2 159 (10.06%) Git
3 68 (4.30%) JUnit
4 53 (3.35%) Bitbucket Server
5 51 (3.23%) Artifactory
6 50 (3.16%) Bitbucket
7 47 (2.97%) Jasmine
8 39 (2.47%) Maven
9 36 (2.28%) Karma Test Runner
9 36 (2.28%) Selenium
10 31 (1.96%) JIRA
11 30 (1.90%) Cypress.io
11 30 (1.90%) Protractor
11 30 (1.90%) WebDriver
12 20 (1.27%) CircleCI
12 20 (1.27%) Gradle
12 20 (1.27%) Travis CI
13 17 (1.08%) GitLab
14 15 (0.95%) Oracle Forms
14 15 (0.95%) Visual Studio
General
1 1,251 (79.18%) Inclusion and Diversity
2 1,210 (76.58%) Finance
3 1,155 (73.10%) Law
4 576 (36.46%) Marketing
5 381 (24.11%) Legal
6 244 (15.44%) Banking
7 127 (8.04%) Investment Banking
8 108 (6.84%) Social Skills
9 94 (5.95%) Influencing Skills
10 72 (4.56%) Private Banking
11 42 (2.66%) Financial Institution
12 22 (1.39%) Public Sector
13 21 (1.33%) Manufacturing
14 19 (1.20%) Presentation Skills
15 18 (1.14%) Front Office
16 16 (1.01%) Aviation
17 11 (0.70%) Police
18 8 (0.51%) Automotive
19 7 (0.44%) Aerospace
19 7 (0.44%) Prime Brokerage
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 356 (22.53%) Spring
2 340 (21.52%) React
3 268 (16.96%) AngularJS
4 183 (11.58%) Spring Boot
5 160 (10.13%) CSS
5 160 (10.13%) Kafka
6 146 (9.24%) HTML
7 134 (8.48%) RESTful
8 119 (7.53%) .NET
9 118 (7.47%) Web Services
10 114 (7.22%) PySpark
11 109 (6.90%) J2EE
11 109 (6.90%) JSON
12 93 (5.89%) XML
13 90 (5.70%) Node.js
14 85 (5.38%) Hibernate
15 82 (5.19%) REST
16 57 (3.61%) JMS
16 57 (3.61%) JPA
17 50 (3.16%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 481 (30.44%) Algorithms
2 322 (20.38%) Cloud Native
3 167 (10.57%) Public Cloud
4 106 (6.71%) Reference Data
5 86 (5.44%) Onboarding
6 68 (4.30%) Data Structures
7 62 (3.92%) Management Information System
8 50 (3.16%) Enterprise Cloud
9 39 (2.47%) Legacy Code
10 34 (2.15%) Product Ownership
11 22 (1.39%) Private Cloud
12 21 (1.33%) Greenfield Project
13 11 (0.70%) Device Driver
13 11 (0.70%) Legacy Systems
14 10 (0.63%) Mainframe
14 10 (0.63%) VSAM
15 9 (0.57%) Distributed Systems
15 9 (0.57%) Virtual Team
16 7 (0.44%) DataPower
16 7 (0.44%) Distributed Computing
Operating Systems
1 137 (8.67%) Linux
2 82 (5.19%) Unix
3 35 (2.22%) Windows
4 11 (0.70%) Embedded Linux
5 9 (0.57%) Mac OS
6 8 (0.51%) Ubuntu
7 6 (0.38%) Android
7 6 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.063%) FreeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,579 (99.94%) Software Engineering
2 1,322 (83.67%) Agile
3 1,083 (68.54%) SDLC
4 1,058 (66.96%) Operational Stability
5 1,003 (63.48%) CI/CD
6 727 (46.01%) Machine Learning
7 723 (45.76%) Artificial Intelligence
8 717 (45.38%) Community of Practice
9 457 (28.92%) Visualisation
10 440 (27.85%) Continuous Improvement
11 385 (24.37%) Risk Management
12 307 (19.43%) Microservices
13 274 (17.34%) Problem-Solving
14 247 (15.63%) Decision-Making
15 246 (15.57%) Full Stack Development
16 244 (15.44%) Architectural Design
17 226 (14.30%) Information Architecture
18 184 (11.65%) Continuous Delivery
19 163 (10.32%) Test Automation
20 154 (9.75%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1,003 (63.48%) Java
2 659 (41.71%) Python
3 591 (37.41%) SQL
4 242 (15.32%) JavaScript
5 173 (10.95%) C#
6 171 (10.82%) Scala
7 119 (7.53%) TypeScript
8 107 (6.77%) Go
9 78 (4.94%) PL/SQL
10 72 (4.56%) C
11 69 (4.37%) C++
12 59 (3.73%) Ruby
13 50 (3.16%) Prolog
13 50 (3.16%) SPARQL
14 45 (2.85%) Bash
15 22 (1.39%) Embedded C
16 17 (1.08%) T-SQL
17 15 (0.95%) Perl
18 12 (0.76%) GLSL
19 10 (0.63%) Rust
Qualifications
1 80 (5.06%) Security Cleared
2 77 (4.87%) SC Cleared
3 59 (3.73%) Degree
4 21 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 20 (1.27%) AWS Certification
6 18 (1.14%) Master's Degree
7 6 (0.38%) PhD
8 1 (0.063%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.063%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (3.10%) Accessibility
2 34 (2.15%) Data Quality
3 31 (1.96%) SLA
4 20 (1.27%) PMO
5 17 (1.08%) QA
6 7 (0.44%) GDPR
7 6 (0.38%) WAI
8 1 (0.063%) DICOM
8 1 (0.063%) HL7
8 1 (0.063%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.063%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 69 (4.37%) HDFS
2 50 (3.16%) Active Directory
3 49 (3.10%) Docker
4 13 (0.82%) Firmware
5 12 (0.76%) Embedded Firmware
6 10 (0.63%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 181 (11.46%) Kubernetes
2 151 (9.56%) Terraform
3 52 (3.29%) Grafana
4 8 (0.51%) Prometheus
5 5 (0.32%) HAProxy
5 5 (0.32%) ITRS Geneos
5 5 (0.32%) Kibana
5 5 (0.32%) Zipkin
6 2 (0.13%) Istio
7 1 (0.063%) Rancher
Vendors
1 206 (13.04%) Oracle
2 110 (6.96%) Databricks
3 56 (3.54%) Cloudera
4 54 (3.42%) Informatica
5 53 (3.35%) Dynatrace
5 53 (3.35%) Splunk
6 46 (2.91%) Google
7 40 (2.53%) ESRI
8 33 (2.09%) Dell
9 27 (1.71%) Pega
10 20 (1.27%) Atlassian
11 19 (1.20%) Alteryx
11 19 (1.20%) Microsoft
12 18 (1.14%) SaltStack
13 17 (1.08%) IBM
14 10 (0.63%) SAP
15 7 (0.44%) Kofax
15 7 (0.44%) ServiceNow
16 5 (0.32%) Twitter
17 3 (0.19%) OpenAI