Period
to 23 August 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £43,500 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 23 August 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
23 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 28 36 45
Rank change year-on-year +8 +9 +37
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 441 367 305
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 8.52% 6.71% 5.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.96% 7.01% 5.93%
Number of salaries quoted 274 249 209
Scotland median annual salary £43,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.33% +12.50% -1.84%
10th Percentile £27,750 £28,200 £26,000
90th Percentile £59,625 £67,500 £57,500
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 4,920 5,236 5,147
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.09% 95.77% 95.37%
Number of salaries quoted 3,176 3,534 3,190
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -3.41%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,748 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £69,375 £67,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 23 August 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 23 August 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 +5 328 £40,000 -4.76% 60
Glasgow -27 46 £45,000 -14.29% 9
West Lothian +17 20 £40,000 - 8
Fife -2 15 £50,000 +11.11% 8
Aberdeen 0 11 £43,500 -3.33% 6
Dundee -9 5 £37,500 -11.76% 5
Midlothian - 2 £36,750 - 2
Renfrewshire - 2 £39,000 - 1
Aberdeenshire - 2 £46,250 -
South Lanarkshire - 2 £43,000 -
Stirling +5 1 £32,500 +8.33% 1
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - - 1
Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 August 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.

1 429 (97.28%) Software Engineering
2 213 (48.30%) C#
3 184 (41.72%) Java
4 161 (36.51%) .NET
5 156 (35.37%) JavaScript
6 155 (35.15%) C++
7 153 (34.69%) Agile Software Development
8 118 (26.76%) Degree
9 99 (22.45%) SQL
10 97 (22.00%) Linux
11 88 (19.95%) React
12 83 (18.82%) Windows
13 79 (17.91%) AngularJS
14 77 (17.46%) Microservices
15 76 (17.23%) Azure
16 67 (15.19%) Robotics
17 65 (14.74%) RESTful
17 65 (14.74%) Node.js
17 65 (14.74%) Numerate Degree
18 62 (14.06%) Innovative Thinking
19 61 (13.83%) Algorithms
20 59 (13.38%) Mentoring
20 59 (13.38%) Python
21 57 (12.93%) HTML
22 56 (12.70%) OO
23 54 (12.24%) Mathematics
23 54 (12.24%) Git (software)
23 54 (12.24%) Problem-Solving
24 52 (11.79%) Big Data
25 51 (11.56%) 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 17 (3.85%) Tomcat
2 5 (1.13%) Confluence
2 5 (1.13%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (0.68%) ArcGIS
4 3 (0.68%) Umbraco
4 3 (0.68%) WildFly
5 2 (0.45%) Apache
5 2 (0.45%) Drupal
5 2 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.45%) JBoss
5 2 (0.45%) Jetty
5 2 (0.45%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.45%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.23%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.23%) IIS
6 1 (0.23%) lighttpd
6 1 (0.23%) nginx
Applications
1 10 (2.27%) Simulink
2 2 (0.45%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.45%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 76 (17.23%) Azure
2 43 (9.75%) AWS
3 33 (7.48%) GCP
4 30 (6.80%) SaaS
5 15 (3.40%) G Suite
5 15 (3.40%) Serverless
6 9 (2.04%) GitHub
7 7 (1.59%) Trello
8 5 (1.13%) Office 365
8 5 (1.13%) Power Platform
9 3 (0.68%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.45%) npm
10 2 (0.45%) Slack
11 1 (0.23%) Akamai
11 1 (0.23%) PaaS
11 1 (0.23%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.13%) HTTP
2 4 (0.91%) Internet
3 2 (0.45%) Ethernet
3 2 (0.45%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.23%) Network Security
4 1 (0.23%) RS-232
4 1 (0.23%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (11.79%) Big Data
2 42 (9.52%) SQL Server
3 38 (8.62%) Data Mining
4 32 (7.26%) NoSQL
5 29 (6.58%) GIS
6 27 (6.12%) MySQL
7 10 (2.27%) MongoDB
8 8 (1.81%) Relational Database
9 7 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (1.13%) Cosmos DB
10 5 (1.13%) Power BI
11 4 (0.91%) Blockchain
11 4 (0.91%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.91%) Redis
12 2 (0.45%) MariaDB
12 2 (0.45%) Riak
13 1 (0.23%) Apache Cassandra
13 1 (0.23%) Apache Hive
13 1 (0.23%) Azure SQL Database
13 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 54 (12.24%) Git (software)
2 48 (10.88%) Visual Studio
3 25 (5.67%) NetBeans
4 24 (5.44%) Jenkins
5 16 (3.63%) JIRA
5 16 (3.63%) JUnit
6 14 (3.17%) Mocha
7 13 (2.95%) Hudson
7 13 (2.95%) JMeter
7 13 (2.95%) Selenium
8 11 (2.49%) webpack
9 9 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (1.81%) Subversion
11 6 (1.36%) RSpec
12 4 (0.91%) Ant
12 4 (0.91%) Apache Ivy
12 4 (0.91%) Maven
12 4 (0.91%) TeamCity
13 3 (0.68%) Bitbucket
13 3 (0.68%) Sinon.JS
General
1 48 (10.88%) Finance
2 22 (4.99%) Banking
3 14 (3.17%) Marketing
4 9 (2.04%) Electronics
5 8 (1.81%) Public Sector
6 6 (1.36%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.13%) Legal
7 5 (1.13%) Retail
8 4 (0.91%) Aerospace
8 4 (0.91%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.68%) Automotive
9 3 (0.68%) Social Science
10 2 (0.45%) Games
10 2 (0.45%) Law
10 2 (0.45%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (36.51%) .NET
2 88 (19.95%) React
3 79 (17.91%) AngularJS
4 65 (14.74%) Node.js
4 65 (14.74%) RESTful
5 57 (12.93%) HTML
6 46 (10.43%) CSS
7 41 (9.30%) ASP.NET
8 35 (7.94%) WPF
9 34 (7.71%) Web Services
10 31 (7.03%) HTML5
11 29 (6.58%) SOAP
12 28 (6.35%) JSON
13 27 (6.12%) CSS3
14 26 (5.90%) Hibernate
14 26 (5.90%) Swing
15 25 (5.67%) jQuery
16 23 (5.22%) .NET Core
17 22 (4.99%) .NET Framework
18 19 (4.31%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 67 (15.19%) Robotics
2 61 (13.83%) Algorithms
3 35 (7.94%) User Experience
4 18 (4.08%) Mobile App
5 13 (2.95%) Data Structures
6 9 (2.04%) Embedded Systems
6 9 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (1.59%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.36%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (1.13%) Blog
10 4 (0.91%) Mobile Banking
10 4 (0.91%) Smart Home
10 4 (0.91%) SWIFT
11 3 (0.68%) Device Driver
11 3 (0.68%) Smart Meter
12 2 (0.45%) Internet of Things
12 2 (0.45%) iPad
12 2 (0.45%) Marketing Technology
12 2 (0.45%) Smart City
13 1 (0.23%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 97 (22.00%) Linux
2 83 (18.82%) Windows
3 13 (2.95%) Unix
4 10 (2.27%) Android
5 9 (2.04%) Mac OS X
6 6 (1.36%) Embedded Linux
7 5 (1.13%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.68%) VxWorks
9 2 (0.45%) CentOS
10 1 (0.23%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 429 (97.28%) Software Engineering
2 153 (34.69%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (17.46%) Microservices
4 62 (14.06%) Innovative Thinking
5 59 (13.38%) Mentoring
6 56 (12.70%) OO
7 54 (12.24%) Mathematics
7 54 (12.24%) Problem-Solving
8 51 (11.56%) Scrum
9 47 (10.66%) DevOps
10 46 (10.43%) Computer Science
11 43 (9.75%) Machine Learning
11 43 (9.75%) MVC
12 40 (9.07%) TDD
13 39 (8.84%) SDLC
14 37 (8.39%) Deep Learning
15 36 (8.16%) Coaching
16 34 (7.71%) Test Automation
17 28 (6.35%) Continuous Integration
18 26 (5.90%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 213 (48.30%) C#
2 184 (41.72%) Java
3 156 (35.37%) JavaScript
4 155 (35.15%) C++
5 99 (22.45%) SQL
6 59 (13.38%) Python
7 41 (9.30%) C
7 41 (9.30%) TypeScript
8 23 (5.22%) Ruby
9 16 (3.63%) Scala
10 11 (2.49%) MATLAB
11 9 (2.04%) PL/SQL
12 6 (1.36%) ES6
12 6 (1.36%) PHP
12 6 (1.36%) PowerShell
12 6 (1.36%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.91%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.91%) Embedded C
13 4 (0.91%) Fortran
14 3 (0.68%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 118 (26.76%) Degree
2 65 (14.74%) Numerate Degree
3 20 (4.54%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (2.04%) HND
5 5 (1.13%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.13%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.68%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.23%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.81%) QA
2 4 (0.91%) SEPA
3 1 (0.23%) GDPR
3 1 (0.23%) JTAG
System Software
1 39 (8.84%) Docker
2 4 (0.91%) Firmware
3 2 (0.45%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.23%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 40 (9.07%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.13%) Terraform
3 3 (0.68%) Ansible
4 1 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 39 (8.84%) Microsoft
2 30 (6.80%) Google
3 26 (5.90%) Oracle
4 9 (2.04%) Xamarin
5 4 (0.91%) Micro Focus
6 3 (0.68%) Apple
6 3 (0.68%) ESRI
6 3 (0.68%) Mapbox
7 2 (0.45%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.45%) Twitter
8 1 (0.23%) Intel
8 1 (0.23%) Progress
8 1 (0.23%) VMware