Period
to 25 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 6 months to 25 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
UK > Scotland
6 months to
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 11 10 12
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2 +5
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 410 603 660
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 15.45% 14.74% 12.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 16.88% 15.89% 13.74%
Number of salaries quoted 394 394 466
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £33,750 £30,141 £31,125
90th Percentile £66,250 £72,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +10.00%

Software Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,429 3,796 4,802
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 91.56% 92.77% 93.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1,679 2,413 3,160
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,750 £29,023
90th Percentile £72,250 £70,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Scotland

Software Engineering
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Software Engineering in Scotland

Software Engineering
Salary Histogram in Scotland

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Engineering in Scotland over the 6 months to 25 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Software Engineering in Scotland

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 25 January 2021. 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 -3 198 £50,000 +6.38% 48
Glasgow +13 116 £47,500 -5.00% 23
Dundee +4 23 £55,000 +18.92% 3
West Lothian 0 20 £40,000 -20.00%
Stirling -1 11 £47,500 +11.76% 1
Fife +1 8 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Aberdeen -5 4 £61,500 +36.67% 1
Highlands - 4 £42,500 - 2
Scottish Borders - 3 £31,500 - 2
Falkirk - 2 £44,000 -
South Lanarkshire - 2 £45,000 - 1
Moray - 1 £26,000 - 1
Clackmannanshire - 1 £45,000 -
Software Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 25 January 2021, IT jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 171 (41.71%) C#
2 168 (40.98%) JavaScript
3 163 (39.76%) Agile Software Development
4 149 (36.34%) Java
5 115 (28.05%) .NET
6 104 (25.37%) Python
7 102 (24.88%) SQL
8 101 (24.63%) C++
9 97 (23.66%) React
10 93 (22.68%) Azure
11 87 (21.22%) SQL Server
12 86 (20.98%) Linux
12 86 (20.98%) HTML
13 72 (17.56%) AWS
14 71 (17.32%) CSS
15 67 (16.34%) .NET Core
16 65 (15.85%) OO
17 64 (15.61%) AngularJS
18 61 (14.88%) SDLC
19 60 (14.63%) DevOps
19 60 (14.63%) C
20 58 (14.15%) TDD
21 57 (13.90%) Scrum
22 52 (12.68%) Algorithms
23 45 (10.98%) Data Structures
23 45 (10.98%) MVC
23 45 (10.98%) Microsoft
24 44 (10.73%) Git (software)
24 44 (10.73%) HTML5
24 44 (10.73%) BDD

Software Engineering
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 13 (3.17%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (1.71%) Apache Spark
3 5 (1.22%) Apache Solr
4 4 (0.98%) Apache
5 2 (0.49%) Apache Airflow
5 2 (0.49%) Luigi
5 2 (0.49%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.24%) CMS
6 1 (0.24%) Drupal
6 1 (0.24%) Mule
6 1 (0.24%) Mule ESB
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.24%) SugarCRM
6 1 (0.24%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.24%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.24%) Adobe XD
1 1 (0.24%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (0.73%) Magento
2 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.24%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.24%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 93 (22.68%) Azure
2 72 (17.56%) AWS
3 25 (6.10%) SaaS
4 23 (5.61%) GCP
5 21 (5.12%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (1.95%) Serverless
7 7 (1.71%) GitHub
8 6 (1.46%) AWS Lambda
8 6 (1.46%) PaaS
9 5 (1.22%) Amazon SQS
9 5 (1.22%) npm
10 4 (0.98%) Power Platform
11 2 (0.49%) IaaS
11 2 (0.49%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.24%) Amazon EKS
12 1 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.24%) AWS CodeBuild
12 1 (0.24%) AWS CodeDeploy
12 1 (0.24%) AWS IoT
12 1 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.46%) TCP/IP
2 4 (0.98%) Internet
2 4 (0.98%) SSL
3 2 (0.49%) DNS
3 2 (0.49%) Firewall
3 2 (0.49%) Network Security
3 2 (0.49%) OpenVPN
4 1 (0.24%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.24%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (21.22%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.15%) Big Data
3 16 (3.90%) MySQL
4 12 (2.93%) Hadoop
5 11 (2.68%) NoSQL
5 11 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (2.68%) Relational Database
6 9 (2.20%) MongoDB
7 8 (1.95%) GIS
8 4 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.98%) Power BI
9 3 (0.73%) HBase
9 3 (0.73%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.49%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.49%) Azkaban
10 2 (0.49%) Cosmos DB
10 2 (0.49%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.49%) Flink
10 2 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 44 (10.73%) Git (software)
2 17 (4.15%) JIRA
3 16 (3.90%) Visual Studio
4 15 (3.66%) Jenkins
5 14 (3.41%) Subversion
6 7 (1.71%) Gradle
7 6 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (1.22%) Babel
8 5 (1.22%) Cypress.io
8 5 (1.22%) Selenium
8 5 (1.22%) TeamCity
8 5 (1.22%) WebDriver
8 5 (1.22%) webpack
9 4 (0.98%) Artifactory
9 4 (0.98%) CMake
9 4 (0.98%) git-flow
9 4 (0.98%) Maven
9 4 (0.98%) TestRail
10 3 (0.73%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.73%) VisualWorks
General
1 35 (8.54%) Finance
2 16 (3.90%) Manufacturing
3 11 (2.68%) Games
4 9 (2.20%) Electronics
5 7 (1.71%) Banking
6 5 (1.22%) Public Sector
7 4 (0.98%) Retail
8 3 (0.73%) Automotive
8 3 (0.73%) Marketing
9 2 (0.49%) Advertising
9 2 (0.49%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.49%) Back Office
9 2 (0.49%) Front Office
9 2 (0.49%) Law
10 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.24%) Local Government
10 1 (0.24%) Police
Job Titles
1 231 (56.34%) Software Engineer
2 107 (26.10%) Developer
3 76 (18.54%) Senior Software Engineer
4 52 (12.68%) .NET Software Engineer
5 30 (7.32%) Software Developer
6 24 (5.85%) React Developer
6 24 (5.85%) Senior Developer
7 22 (5.37%) C# Software Engineer
8 21 (5.12%) Java Developer
9 19 (4.63%) Embedded Engineer
9 19 (4.63%) Java Engineer
10 16 (3.90%) Full Stack Developer
11 15 (3.66%) Java Software Engineer
11 15 (3.66%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
12 14 (3.41%) .NET Developer
12 14 (3.41%) C# Developer
13 13 (3.17%) Embedded Software Engineer
14 10 (2.44%) Senior C# Software Engineer
15 9 (2.20%) PHP Developer
16 8 (1.95%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (28.05%) .NET
2 97 (23.66%) React
3 86 (20.98%) HTML
4 71 (17.32%) CSS
5 67 (16.34%) .NET Core
6 64 (15.61%) AngularJS
7 44 (10.73%) HTML5
8 36 (8.78%) Spring
9 35 (8.54%) Node.js
10 33 (8.05%) ASP.NET
11 28 (6.83%) jQuery
12 27 (6.59%) XML
13 25 (6.10%) REST
14 24 (5.85%) Ajax
14 24 (5.85%) J2EE
15 22 (5.37%) ASP.NET MVC
15 22 (5.37%) RESTful
16 21 (5.12%) Redux
17 18 (4.39%) .NET Framework
18 17 (4.15%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 52 (12.68%) Algorithms
2 45 (10.98%) Data Structures
3 31 (7.56%) Greenfield Project
4 25 (6.10%) Enterprise Software
5 23 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (3.41%) Mobile App
7 11 (2.68%) User Experience
8 6 (1.46%) Smart Meter
9 4 (0.98%) 3D Graphics
9 4 (0.98%) Cloud Native
9 4 (0.98%) CUDA
9 4 (0.98%) Driving Licence
9 4 (0.98%) Embedded Systems
9 4 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (0.73%) Cyberattack
10 3 (0.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (0.73%) Life Science
10 3 (0.73%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (0.73%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.49%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 86 (20.98%) Linux
2 23 (5.61%) Windows
3 17 (4.15%) Unix
4 10 (2.44%) Android
5 6 (1.46%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (0.73%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.49%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.24%) CentOS
8 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (39.76%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (15.85%) OO
3 61 (14.88%) SDLC
4 60 (14.63%) DevOps
5 58 (14.15%) TDD
6 57 (13.90%) Scrum
7 45 (10.98%) MVC
8 44 (10.73%) BDD
9 42 (10.24%) Problem-Solving
10 38 (9.27%) Microservices
11 35 (8.54%) Computer Science
12 33 (8.05%) Mentoring
13 30 (7.32%) Fintech
14 29 (7.07%) Multithreading
15 27 (6.59%) Artificial Intelligence
16 25 (6.10%) Analytics
17 23 (5.61%) Test Automation
18 22 (5.37%) Machine Learning
19 21 (5.12%) Continuous Integration
20 19 (4.63%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 171 (41.71%) C#
2 168 (40.98%) JavaScript
3 149 (36.34%) Java
4 104 (25.37%) Python
5 102 (24.88%) SQL
6 101 (24.63%) C++
7 60 (14.63%) C
8 33 (8.05%) Java 8
8 33 (8.05%) TypeScript
9 24 (5.85%) PHP
10 20 (4.88%) Ruby
11 14 (3.41%) Scala
12 10 (2.44%) Embedded C
13 9 (2.20%) Shell Script
14 8 (1.95%) Bash Shell
14 8 (1.95%) Delphi
14 8 (1.95%) PL/SQL
15 7 (1.71%) PowerShell
16 6 (1.46%) Clojure
16 6 (1.46%) R
Qualifications
1 36 (8.78%) Degree
2 6 (1.46%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (1.22%) PhD
4 2 (0.49%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.49%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.24%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.24%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.66%) QA
2 2 (0.49%) MISRA
3 1 (0.24%) JTAG
3 1 (0.24%) PMO
System Software
1 40 (9.76%) Docker
2 7 (1.71%) Firmware
3 1 (0.24%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 27 (6.59%) Kubernetes
2 6 (1.46%) Ansible
2 6 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (1.46%) Terraform
3 4 (0.98%) Puppet
4 2 (0.49%) vRealize
Vendors
1 45 (10.98%) Microsoft
2 24 (5.85%) Atlassian
3 14 (3.41%) Oracle
4 7 (1.71%) DevExpress
4 7 (1.71%) Google
5 6 (1.46%) CODA
5 6 (1.46%) Embarcadero
6 5 (1.22%) Splunk
7 4 (0.98%) ServiceNow
7 4 (0.98%) Zend
8 3 (0.73%) Apple
8 3 (0.73%) Facebook
8 3 (0.73%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.49%) VMware
9 2 (0.49%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.24%) Charles River
10 1 (0.24%) Intel
10 1 (0.24%) Remedy
10 1 (0.24%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.24%) TIBCO