Period
to 14 November 2018

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 14 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
UK > Scotland
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 16 25
Rank change year-on-year +6 +9 +7
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 686 609 394
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.68% 10.80% 7.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.65% 11.74% 8.13%
Number of salaries quoted 430 420 285
Scotland median annual salary £47,500 £41,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.85% +1.23% +1.25%
10th Percentile £29,200 £28,000 £27,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,375 £59,750
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 5,024 5,187 4,845
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 92.90% 91.97% 92.57%
Number of salaries quoted 3,224 3,310 2,920
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.12% +2.30% +2.35%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,225 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Scotland

Software Engineering
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Scotland.

Salary trend for Software Engineering in Scotland

Software Engineering
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Scotland over the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

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 14 November 2018. 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 +6 421 £47,500 +18.75% 89
Glasgow +3 177 £47,500 +11.76% 38
West Lothian -13 27 £42,500 +6.25% 4
Fife +5 22 £45,000 +12.50% 12
Aberdeen +8 10 £42,500 - 6
Dundee -3 10 £41,000 +10.07% 2
South Ayrshire - 6 £47,500 -
Stirling -6 4 £34,000 -17.58% 4
South Lanarkshire +2 3 £55,000 +18.92%
North Lanarkshire - 3 - -
Renfrewshire - 2 £27,000 -
Midlothian -1 1 - - 1
Perthshire - 1 £45,000 -
Aberdeenshire - 1 £41,000 -
Perth and Kinross - 1 - -
East Ayrshire - 1 - -
Software Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, 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.

1 335 (48.83%) Java
2 308 (44.90%) Agile Software Development
3 267 (38.92%) C#
4 234 (34.11%) JavaScript
5 191 (27.84%) Degree
6 180 (26.24%) .NET
7 175 (25.51%) SQL
8 156 (22.74%) C++
9 145 (21.14%) Python
10 125 (18.22%) Computer Science
11 123 (17.93%) Linux
12 117 (17.06%) Mentoring
13 116 (16.91%) AngularJS
13 116 (16.91%) OO
14 109 (15.89%) HTML
15 105 (15.31%) Test Automation
16 99 (14.43%) Git (software)
17 94 (13.70%) CSS
18 88 (12.83%) Finance
19 86 (12.54%) RESTful
19 86 (12.54%) SDLC
20 81 (11.81%) TDD
21 80 (11.66%) Problem-Solving
22 78 (11.37%) Windows
22 78 (11.37%) Web Services
23 77 (11.22%) MVC
23 77 (11.22%) Big Data
24 72 (10.50%) React
25 71 (10.35%) Scrum
26 67 (9.77%) C

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 29 (4.23%) Apache Spark
2 22 (3.21%) Tomcat
3 15 (2.19%) JBoss
4 13 (1.90%) Apache
5 11 (1.60%) SharePoint
6 9 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (1.31%) WebSphere
7 8 (1.17%) Umbraco
8 7 (1.02%) Confluence
9 5 (0.73%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 5 (0.73%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.58%) GemFire
10 4 (0.58%) Jetty
11 3 (0.44%) CMS
11 3 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.44%) WildFly
12 2 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
13 1 (0.15%) Apache Pig
13 1 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
13 1 (0.15%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.44%) LabWindows
3 2 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 64 (9.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (6.56%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (3.64%) SaaS
4 11 (1.60%) Google Cloud Platform
5 9 (1.31%) npm
5 9 (1.31%) Serverless
6 8 (1.17%) AWS Lambda
7 7 (1.02%) GitHub
8 6 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (0.73%) Amazon S3
9 5 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.73%) OpenShift
10 4 (0.58%) Amazon Kinesis
10 4 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
10 4 (0.58%) iTunes
11 3 (0.44%) Amazon EMR
11 3 (0.44%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.29%) Slack
13 1 (0.15%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.90%) HTTP
2 12 (1.75%) Internet
3 11 (1.60%) SMS
3 11 (1.60%) TCP/IP
4 7 (1.02%) AMQP
4 7 (1.02%) Network Security
5 4 (0.58%) Firewall
6 3 (0.44%) SNMP
7 2 (0.29%) Asterisk PBX
7 2 (0.29%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.29%) H.323
7 2 (0.29%) Intranet
7 2 (0.29%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.29%) LAN
7 2 (0.29%) PBX
7 2 (0.29%) VLAN
7 2 (0.29%) VoIP
7 2 (0.29%) VPN
7 2 (0.29%) WAN
7 2 (0.29%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (11.22%) Big Data
2 57 (8.31%) SQL Server
3 50 (7.29%) Relational Database
4 48 (7.00%) NoSQL
5 34 (4.96%) MySQL
6 28 (4.08%) Apache Cassandra
7 27 (3.94%) Data Mining
8 26 (3.79%) RDBMS
9 24 (3.50%) GIS
10 19 (2.77%) PostgreSQL
11 13 (1.90%) Oracle Database
11 13 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 12 (1.75%) Hadoop
12 12 (1.75%) MongoDB
13 9 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
14 8 (1.17%) Amazon Redshift
14 8 (1.17%) Redis
15 6 (0.87%) Blockchain
15 6 (0.87%) DB2
16 5 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 99 (14.43%) Git (software)
2 52 (7.58%) Jenkins
3 41 (5.98%) Subversion
4 38 (5.54%) JIRA
4 38 (5.54%) JUnit
5 34 (4.96%) Visual Studio
6 30 (4.37%) Hudson
7 23 (3.35%) NetBeans
8 19 (2.77%) Selenium
9 18 (2.62%) Maven
10 17 (2.48%) Cucumber
11 15 (2.19%) Eclipse
11 15 (2.19%) Team Foundation Server
11 15 (2.19%) TeamCity
12 13 (1.90%) JMeter
12 13 (1.90%) webpack
13 8 (1.17%) ClearCase
13 8 (1.17%) SpecFlow
14 6 (0.87%) FitNesse
14 6 (0.87%) SoapUI
General
1 88 (12.83%) Finance
2 36 (5.25%) Banking
3 26 (3.79%) Electronics
3 26 (3.79%) Military
4 25 (3.64%) Games
5 23 (3.35%) Marketing
6 17 (2.48%) Manufacturing
7 14 (2.04%) Telecoms
8 9 (1.31%) Advertising
8 9 (1.31%) Law
9 7 (1.02%) Retail
10 6 (0.87%) Automotive
11 3 (0.44%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.44%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.44%) Legal
12 2 (0.29%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.29%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.15%) Avionics
13 1 (0.15%) German Language
13 1 (0.15%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 346 (50.44%) Software Engineer
2 169 (24.64%) Developer
3 87 (12.68%) Java Engineer
4 79 (11.52%) Java Software Engineer
5 74 (10.79%) Senior Software Engineer
6 65 (9.48%) Java Developer
7 48 (7.00%) C# Software Engineer
8 44 (6.41%) Senior Developer
9 40 (5.83%) Development Manager
10 36 (5.25%) Software Developer
11 35 (5.10%) Graduate
12 32 (4.66%) C++ Software Engineer
13 29 (4.23%) .NET Developer
14 27 (3.94%) Graduate Software Engineer
15 25 (3.64%) Software Manager
16 24 (3.50%) .NET Software Engineer
17 23 (3.35%) Architect
17 23 (3.35%) Senior Java Engineer
18 22 (3.21%) Junior
18 22 (3.21%) Python Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 180 (26.24%) .NET
2 116 (16.91%) AngularJS
3 109 (15.89%) HTML
4 94 (13.70%) CSS
5 86 (12.54%) RESTful
6 78 (11.37%) Web Services
7 72 (10.50%) React
8 64 (9.33%) ASP.NET
9 58 (8.45%) XML
10 55 (8.02%) Spring
11 51 (7.43%) JSON
12 49 (7.14%) Hibernate
12 49 (7.14%) jQuery
13 48 (7.00%) Node.js
13 48 (7.00%) SOAP
14 39 (5.69%) HTML5
15 34 (4.96%) REST
16 31 (4.52%) WPF
17 29 (4.23%) Boost C++ Libraries
17 29 (4.23%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 125 (18.22%) Computer Science
2 67 (9.77%) Algorithms
3 50 (7.29%) Robotics
4 45 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
5 42 (6.12%) Data Structures
5 42 (6.12%) Fintech
6 31 (4.52%) Greenfield Project
7 27 (3.94%) User Experience
8 19 (2.77%) Self-Motivation
9 12 (1.75%) Mobile App
10 10 (1.46%) Management Information System
11 9 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (1.17%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 6 (0.87%) Device Driver
14 5 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 5 (0.73%) GPGPU
14 5 (0.73%) iPhone
14 5 (0.73%) Linux Command Line
15 4 (0.58%) Data Centre
15 4 (0.58%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 123 (17.93%) Linux
2 78 (11.37%) Windows
3 18 (2.62%) Android
3 18 (2.62%) Unix
4 15 (2.19%) Apple iOS
5 12 (1.75%) Mac OS X
6 6 (0.87%) CentOS
7 4 (0.58%) Debian
8 3 (0.44%) VxWorks
9 2 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.29%) SmartOS
9 2 (0.29%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.29%) Windows 2000
9 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.15%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.15%) VMS
10 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 308 (44.90%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (17.06%) Mentoring
3 116 (16.91%) OO
4 105 (15.31%) Test Automation
5 86 (12.54%) SDLC
6 81 (11.81%) TDD
7 80 (11.66%) Problem-Solving
8 77 (11.22%) MVC
9 71 (10.35%) Scrum
10 63 (9.18%) Analytics
11 59 (8.60%) Continuous Integration
12 55 (8.02%) Microservices
13 54 (7.87%) Machine Learning
13 54 (7.87%) Mathematics
14 52 (7.58%) DevOps
15 50 (7.29%) Innovative Thinking
16 47 (6.85%) Coaching
16 47 (6.85%) Open Source
17 40 (5.83%) Web Development
18 37 (5.39%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 335 (48.83%) Java
2 267 (38.92%) C#
3 234 (34.11%) JavaScript
4 175 (25.51%) SQL
5 156 (22.74%) C++
6 145 (21.14%) Python
7 67 (9.77%) C
8 49 (7.14%) Ruby
9 19 (2.77%) PL/SQL
10 18 (2.62%) Java 8
11 15 (2.19%) Bash Shell
11 15 (2.19%) PHP
12 11 (1.60%) Embedded C
12 11 (1.60%) ES6
12 11 (1.60%) R
13 9 (1.31%) Shell Script
13 9 (1.31%) TypeScript
14 7 (1.02%) Perl
14 7 (1.02%) PowerShell
14 7 (1.02%) Scala
Qualifications
1 191 (27.84%) Degree
2 52 (7.58%) Numerate Degree
3 43 (6.27%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (1.17%) Security Cleared
5 6 (0.87%) HND
6 5 (0.73%) CISSP
7 3 (0.44%) CSSLP
7 3 (0.44%) ISEB
7 3 (0.44%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.44%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.44%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.29%) CISA
8 2 (0.29%) CISM
8 2 (0.29%) CRISC
8 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.29%) PhD
8 2 (0.29%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.15%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.08%) QA
2 5 (0.73%) IEC 61508
2 5 (0.73%) ISO 26262
2 5 (0.73%) MISRA
2 5 (0.73%) MISRA C
3 4 (0.58%) GDPR
4 3 (0.44%) ISO 13485
5 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
System Software
1 36 (5.25%) Docker
2 11 (1.60%) Firmware
3 4 (0.58%) HDFS
4 2 (0.29%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.29%) Dovecot
4 2 (0.29%) iptables
4 2 (0.29%) Postfix
4 2 (0.29%) QEMU
4 2 (0.29%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.29%) Xen
5 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 21 (3.06%) Kubernetes
2 20 (2.92%) Ansible
3 18 (2.62%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (2.62%) Puppet
4 8 (1.17%) Terraform
5 5 (0.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (0.58%) Mesos
7 3 (0.44%) Cobbler
8 2 (0.29%) Kibana
8 2 (0.29%) logstash
8 2 (0.29%) Proxmox
9 1 (0.15%) Oozie
9 1 (0.15%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 60 (8.75%) Microsoft
2 53 (7.73%) Oracle
3 15 (2.19%) Google
4 13 (1.90%) Red Hat
4 13 (1.90%) SAP
5 11 (1.60%) Xamarin
6 9 (1.31%) IBM
7 8 (1.17%) Sybase
8 5 (0.73%) Informatica
8 5 (0.73%) Renesas
9 4 (0.58%) Sitecore
9 4 (0.58%) TIBCO
10 3 (0.44%) Altera
10 3 (0.44%) Guidewire
10 3 (0.44%) Xilinx
11 2 (0.29%) Yahoo!
12 1 (0.15%) Apple
12 1 (0.15%) Splunk
12 1 (0.15%) Tableau
12 1 (0.15%) Twitter