Period
to 8 August 2020

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 8 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
UK > Scotland
6 months to
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 12 7 13
Rank change year-on-year -5 +6 +10
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 293 883 681
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 13.82% 16.79% 12.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 15.23% 17.95% 13.14%
Number of salaries quoted 211 586 434
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -9.52% +31.25%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,250 £29,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £74,625 £71,250
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +10.53%

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 1,924 4,918 5,181
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 90.75% 93.53% 94.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1,230 3,140 3,450
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £29,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% 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 8 August 2020.

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 8 August 2020. 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 -1 191 £53,750 +11.98% 36
Glasgow +1 56 £45,000 - 11
Aberdeen +6 14 £45,000 -
Dundee -1 11 £51,875 +25.76% 7
West Lothian +4 8 £55,000 +29.41% 1
Stirling +9 6 £47,500 +18.75% 5
Fife +6 4 £40,000 -20.79% 2
Lothian - 1 £45,000 -
Software Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, 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.

1 127 (43.34%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (37.20%) JavaScript
3 104 (35.49%) C#
4 101 (34.47%) Java
5 72 (24.57%) .NET
6 62 (21.16%) Python
7 55 (18.77%) Azure
8 53 (18.09%) AngularJS
9 52 (17.75%) C++
10 49 (16.72%) SQL
10 49 (16.72%) AWS
11 48 (16.38%) DevOps
12 47 (16.04%) React
13 46 (15.70%) Node.js
13 46 (15.70%) Scrum
14 43 (14.68%) HTML
14 43 (14.68%) Linux
15 40 (13.65%) ASP.NET
15 40 (13.65%) SQL Server
15 40 (13.65%) Degree
15 40 (13.65%) Problem-Solving
16 39 (13.31%) Microservices
17 38 (12.97%) C
18 35 (11.95%) CSS
19 32 (10.92%) Finance
19 32 (10.92%) Git (software)
20 31 (10.58%) Computer Science
21 30 (10.24%) Docker
22 29 (9.90%) Mentoring
23 27 (9.22%) RESTful

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 6 (2.05%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (1.37%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.02%) Apache
3 3 (1.02%) ArcGIS
3 3 (1.02%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.68%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.68%) CMS
4 2 (0.68%) Confluence
4 2 (0.68%) JBoss
4 2 (0.68%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (0.34%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.34%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.34%) Drupal
5 1 (0.34%) nginx
5 1 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.34%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.34%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (3.07%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (1.37%) Magento
2 2 (0.68%) Shopify
3 1 (0.34%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 55 (18.77%) Azure
2 49 (16.72%) AWS
3 21 (7.17%) GCP
4 12 (4.10%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (3.07%) SaaS
6 6 (2.05%) PaaS
7 4 (1.37%) G Suite
7 4 (1.37%) Power Platform
8 3 (1.02%) GitHub
8 3 (1.02%) Serverless
8 3 (1.02%) TestFlight
9 2 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.68%) Firebase
9 2 (0.68%) IaaS
9 2 (0.68%) npm
9 2 (0.68%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.34%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.39%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.37%) Internet
3 3 (1.02%) 802.11
3 3 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (1.02%) WPA
4 2 (0.68%) Bluetooth
4 2 (0.68%) HTTP
4 2 (0.68%) Network Security
4 2 (0.68%) RS-232
4 2 (0.68%) RS-485
4 2 (0.68%) Software-Defined Networking
4 2 (0.68%) SSH
4 2 (0.68%) Wireless
4 2 (0.68%) ZigBee
5 1 (0.34%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.34%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.34%) NAS
5 1 (0.34%) SAN
5 1 (0.34%) VLAN
5 1 (0.34%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (13.65%) SQL Server
2 19 (6.48%) MySQL
3 14 (4.78%) NoSQL
4 8 (2.73%) Big Data
4 8 (2.73%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (2.39%) GIS
5 7 (2.39%) Relational Database
6 6 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.71%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.37%) Power BI
8 4 (1.37%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.02%) Data Mining
9 3 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.02%) Mixpanel
10 2 (0.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.68%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.34%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.34%) HBase
Development Applications
1 32 (10.92%) Git (software)
2 17 (5.80%) JIRA
3 9 (3.07%) Rational DOORS
3 9 (3.07%) Rational Rhapsody
3 9 (3.07%) Subversion
4 8 (2.73%) Bitbucket
5 6 (2.05%) Jenkins
5 6 (2.05%) JUnit
6 4 (1.37%) JMeter
6 4 (1.37%) Selenium
6 4 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (1.37%) Visual Studio
7 3 (1.02%) Cypress.io
7 3 (1.02%) LabVIEW
7 3 (1.02%) SoapUI
7 3 (1.02%) SpecFlow
7 3 (1.02%) WebDriver
7 3 (1.02%) Xcode
8 2 (0.68%) ClearCase
8 2 (0.68%) NUnit
General
1 32 (10.92%) Finance
2 19 (6.48%) Banking
3 14 (4.78%) Aerospace
4 13 (4.44%) Automotive
5 11 (3.75%) Electronics
6 7 (2.39%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.71%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.37%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.37%) Games
9 2 (0.68%) Advertising
9 2 (0.68%) Avionics
9 2 (0.68%) Law
9 2 (0.68%) Legal
9 2 (0.68%) Marketing
9 2 (0.68%) Public Sector
10 1 (0.34%) Back Office
10 1 (0.34%) Front Office
10 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.34%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 164 (55.97%) Software Engineer
2 70 (23.89%) Developer
3 39 (13.31%) Senior Software Engineer
4 27 (9.22%) Software Developer
5 21 (7.17%) Lead Software Engineer
6 19 (6.48%) Java Engineer
7 18 (6.14%) Java Software Engineer
7 18 (6.14%) Software Manager
8 16 (5.46%) C++ Software Engineer
8 16 (5.46%) Senior Developer
9 12 (4.10%) Engineering Manager
10 10 (3.41%) .NET Software Engineer
10 10 (3.41%) C# Software Engineer
10 10 (3.41%) Development Manager
10 10 (3.41%) Embedded Engineer
10 10 (3.41%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 10 (3.41%) Senior Java Engineer
10 10 (3.41%) Senior Java Software Engineer
11 9 (3.07%) C Software Engineer
11 9 (3.07%) Software Engineering Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (24.57%) .NET
2 53 (18.09%) AngularJS
3 47 (16.04%) React
4 46 (15.70%) Node.js
5 43 (14.68%) HTML
6 40 (13.65%) ASP.NET
7 35 (11.95%) CSS
8 27 (9.22%) RESTful
9 23 (7.85%) Web Services
10 22 (7.51%) React Native
11 21 (7.17%) HTML5
12 20 (6.83%) ASP.NET MVC
13 18 (6.14%) REST
14 17 (5.80%) Spring
15 16 (5.46%) CSS3
16 15 (5.12%) .NET Core
16 15 (5.12%) jQuery
16 15 (5.12%) JSON
17 14 (4.78%) GraphQL
17 14 (4.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.48%) Algorithms
1 19 (6.48%) Mobile App
2 15 (5.12%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (4.78%) User Experience
4 12 (4.10%) Greenfield Project
5 10 (3.41%) Data Structures
6 7 (2.39%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (2.39%) Public Cloud
7 6 (2.05%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 5 (1.71%) 3D Graphics
8 5 (1.71%) Device Driver
8 5 (1.71%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (1.02%) ASIC
10 3 (1.02%) Social Media
11 2 (0.68%) CUDA
11 2 (0.68%) Cyberattack
11 2 (0.68%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.68%) Life Science
11 2 (0.68%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 43 (14.68%) Linux
2 24 (8.19%) Android
3 22 (7.51%) Apple iOS
4 12 (4.10%) Windows
5 9 (3.07%) VxWorks
6 7 (2.39%) Embedded Linux
6 7 (2.39%) Unix
7 3 (1.02%) OpenWrt
8 1 (0.34%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (43.34%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (16.38%) DevOps
3 46 (15.70%) Scrum
4 40 (13.65%) Problem-Solving
5 39 (13.31%) Microservices
6 31 (10.58%) Computer Science
7 29 (9.90%) Mentoring
8 27 (9.22%) TDD
9 26 (8.87%) Analytics
9 26 (8.87%) MVC
10 25 (8.53%) OO
10 25 (8.53%) SDLC
10 25 (8.53%) Test Automation
11 19 (6.48%) Mobile Development
12 18 (6.14%) Fintech
12 18 (6.14%) OOP
13 17 (5.80%) Continuous Integration
13 17 (5.80%) Mathematics
14 14 (4.78%) Artificial Intelligence
14 14 (4.78%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 109 (37.20%) JavaScript
2 104 (35.49%) C#
3 101 (34.47%) Java
4 62 (21.16%) Python
5 52 (17.75%) C++
6 49 (16.72%) SQL
7 38 (12.97%) C
8 20 (6.83%) Apple Swift
8 20 (6.83%) TypeScript
9 19 (6.48%) Kotlin
10 15 (5.12%) Objective-C
11 13 (4.44%) PHP
11 13 (4.44%) Ruby
12 12 (4.10%) MATLAB
13 9 (3.07%) Dart
13 9 (3.07%) Embedded C
13 9 (3.07%) Java 8
13 9 (3.07%) Scala
14 7 (2.39%) Bash Shell
14 7 (2.39%) Perl
Qualifications
1 40 (13.65%) Degree
2 11 (3.75%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (2.05%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.37%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.34%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.34%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.05%) QA
2 2 (0.68%) IEC 61508
3 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.34%) MISRA
3 1 (0.34%) PMO
System Software
1 30 (10.24%) Docker
2 9 (3.07%) Firmware
3 2 (0.68%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.34%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (5.46%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.68%) Ansible
2 2 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.68%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (6.83%) Microsoft
2 12 (4.10%) Oracle
3 9 (3.07%) Google
4 6 (2.05%) Xamarin
5 4 (1.37%) FNZ
6 3 (1.02%) ESRI
7 2 (0.68%) Apple
7 2 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.34%) Charles River
8 1 (0.34%) Cisco
8 1 (0.34%) Intapp
8 1 (0.34%) Intel
8 1 (0.34%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.34%) Splunk
8 1 (0.34%) VMware