Period
to 25 May 2019

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 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
UK > Scotland
6 months to
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 8 14 25
Rank change year-on-year +6 +11 +6
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 883 622 403
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 16.63% 10.81% 8.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 17.83% 11.58% 9.19%
Number of salaries quoted 589 393 285
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +17.65% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,750 £28,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £60,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +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 4,953 5,373 4,385
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 93.29% 93.41% 93.24%
Number of salaries quoted 3,274 3,658 2,808
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £29,250 £29,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £68,750
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -

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 25 May 2019.

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 May 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 +7 598 £45,000 - 76
Glasgow +7 188 £45,000 -14.29% 29
West Lothian 0 28 £42,500 +6.25% 12
Fife -1 25 £51,000 -15.00% 3
Aberdeen -2 18 £50,000 -6.98% 8
Dundee +1 13 £35,000 -21.35% 3
Midlothian +1 3 £30,691 -5.57% 2
South Lanarkshire +5 1 - - 3
Aberdeenshire - 1 £42,500 -
Software Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 25 May 2019, 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.

1 382 (43.26%) Agile Software Development
2 370 (41.90%) Java
3 320 (36.24%) C#
4 284 (32.16%) JavaScript
5 271 (30.69%) Degree
6 235 (26.61%) C++
7 202 (22.88%) .NET
8 169 (19.14%) Linux
9 152 (17.21%) Problem-Solving
10 145 (16.42%) SQL
10 145 (16.42%) Computer Science
11 137 (15.52%) Test Automation
12 134 (15.18%) Finance
13 125 (14.16%) AngularJS
13 125 (14.16%) Mentoring
14 117 (13.25%) Python
15 115 (13.02%) Robotics
15 115 (13.02%) Continuous Integration
16 112 (12.68%) Innovative Thinking
17 111 (12.57%) Microsoft Azure
17 111 (12.57%) Node.js
18 108 (12.23%) Mathematics
19 107 (12.12%) Windows
20 106 (12.00%) HTML
21 101 (11.44%) OO
21 101 (11.44%) Scrum
21 101 (11.44%) Algorithms
22 99 (11.21%) Git (software)
23 96 (10.87%) DevOps
24 90 (10.19%) User Experience

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 23 (2.60%) Apache Spark
2 22 (2.49%) Apache
3 16 (1.81%) Tomcat
4 13 (1.47%) JBoss
4 13 (1.47%) nginx
5 12 (1.36%) lighttpd
6 9 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (1.02%) SharePoint
7 7 (0.79%) Confluence
8 6 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (0.57%) Umbraco
10 3 (0.34%) Jetty
11 2 (0.23%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.23%) CMS
11 2 (0.23%) Drupal
11 2 (0.23%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 2 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.23%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.23%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.23%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (1.02%) Simulink
2 5 (0.57%) Chatbot
2 5 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.11%) Doxygen
3 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.34%) Magento
3 1 (0.11%) LabWindows
3 1 (0.11%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 111 (12.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 80 (9.06%) Amazon AWS
3 50 (5.66%) Google Cloud Platform
4 45 (5.10%) SaaS
5 21 (2.38%) G Suite
6 18 (2.04%) Serverless
7 15 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (1.59%) Office 365
9 13 (1.47%) GitHub
10 9 (1.02%) PaaS
10 9 (1.02%) Sauce Labs
11 6 (0.68%) IaaS
11 6 (0.68%) Power Platform
11 6 (0.68%) Trello
12 5 (0.57%) npm
13 4 (0.45%) BlazeMeter
14 3 (0.34%) Amazon EMR
15 2 (0.23%) Amazon S3
15 2 (0.23%) AWS Lambda
16 1 (0.11%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.02%) Internet
2 6 (0.68%) AMQP
2 6 (0.68%) HTTP
3 5 (0.57%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.34%) Unified Communications
4 3 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.23%) Intranet
5 2 (0.23%) Network Security
5 2 (0.23%) SNMP
6 1 (0.11%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.11%) LAN
6 1 (0.11%) RS-485
6 1 (0.11%) SSH
6 1 (0.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (9.74%) Big Data
2 66 (7.47%) SQL Server
3 51 (5.78%) MySQL
4 49 (5.55%) NoSQL
5 46 (5.21%) Data Mining
6 33 (3.74%) Relational Database
7 25 (2.83%) GIS
8 21 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
9 20 (2.27%) MongoDB
10 16 (1.81%) Apache Cassandra
11 9 (1.02%) Hadoop
11 9 (1.02%) Neo4j
11 9 (1.02%) RDBMS
12 7 (0.79%) Blockchain
12 7 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
12 7 (0.79%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
12 7 (0.79%) SAP BW
12 7 (0.79%) SAP HANA
13 6 (0.68%) Amazon Aurora
13 6 (0.68%) Redis
Development Applications
1 99 (11.21%) Git (software)
2 42 (4.76%) JIRA
3 38 (4.30%) Jenkins
4 34 (3.85%) Selenium
4 34 (3.85%) Visual Studio
5 30 (3.40%) Hudson
6 23 (2.60%) NetBeans
7 19 (2.15%) JUnit
8 18 (2.04%) JMeter
9 15 (1.70%) Cucumber
10 10 (1.13%) Eclipse
10 10 (1.13%) Subversion
11 9 (1.02%) Appium
11 9 (1.02%) Artifactory
11 9 (1.02%) Maven
12 7 (0.79%) GoCD
12 7 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
13 6 (0.68%) ClearCase
13 6 (0.68%) RSpec
13 6 (0.68%) WebDriver
General
1 134 (15.18%) Finance
2 67 (7.59%) Banking
3 38 (4.30%) Retail
4 23 (2.60%) Marketing
5 18 (2.04%) Electronics
5 18 (2.04%) Military
6 13 (1.47%) Games
7 12 (1.36%) Aerospace
8 8 (0.91%) Advertising
8 8 (0.91%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.79%) Telecoms
10 6 (0.68%) Automotive
10 6 (0.68%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.68%) Law
11 5 (0.57%) Legal
11 5 (0.57%) Publishing
12 4 (0.45%) Social Science
13 3 (0.34%) German Language
14 2 (0.23%) Local Government
14 2 (0.23%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 477 (54.02%) Software Engineer
2 147 (16.65%) Developer
3 116 (13.14%) Senior Software Engineer
4 109 (12.34%) C++ Software Engineer
5 75 (8.49%) Java Engineer
6 73 (8.27%) Java Software Engineer
7 57 (6.46%) C# Software Engineer
8 53 (6.00%) Java Developer
8 53 (6.00%) Software Developer
9 51 (5.78%) Graduate
10 49 (5.55%) Graduate Software Engineer
11 43 (4.87%) .NET Software Engineer
12 31 (3.51%) Technical Leader
13 30 (3.40%) Principal Engineer
14 29 (3.28%) Principal Software Engineer
15 28 (3.17%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
15 28 (3.17%) Senior Developer
16 26 (2.94%) DevOps Engineer
17 25 (2.83%) Embedded Engineer
18 23 (2.60%) Graduate C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 202 (22.88%) .NET
2 125 (14.16%) AngularJS
3 111 (12.57%) Node.js
4 106 (12.00%) HTML
5 88 (9.97%) React
6 87 (9.85%) CSS
7 77 (8.72%) RESTful
8 68 (7.70%) Web Services
9 60 (6.80%) ASP.NET
10 55 (6.23%) HTML5
11 52 (5.89%) CSS3
12 42 (4.76%) JSON
13 39 (4.42%) Kafka
14 38 (4.30%) WPF
15 36 (4.08%) REST
15 36 (4.08%) Spring
16 33 (3.74%) SOAP
17 32 (3.62%) Hibernate
18 31 (3.51%) jQuery
19 27 (3.06%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 115 (13.02%) Robotics
2 101 (11.44%) Algorithms
3 90 (10.19%) User Experience
4 63 (7.13%) Fintech
5 48 (5.44%) Mobile App
6 40 (4.53%) Greenfield Project
7 21 (2.38%) Data Structures
8 20 (2.27%) Public Cloud
9 19 (2.15%) Analytical Skills
10 14 (1.59%) Management Information System
11 13 (1.47%) Graphic Design
12 12 (1.36%) Replication
13 10 (1.13%) Embedded Systems
14 8 (0.91%) Driving Licence
14 8 (0.91%) NHS
14 8 (0.91%) Smart Home
15 7 (0.79%) Self-Motivation
16 5 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
16 5 (0.57%) Linux Command Line
16 5 (0.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 169 (19.14%) Linux
2 107 (12.12%) Windows
3 29 (3.28%) Unix
4 15 (1.70%) Android
5 13 (1.47%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.02%) Mac OS X
7 8 (0.91%) CentOS
8 7 (0.79%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.57%) VxWorks
10 3 (0.34%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.23%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.11%) Debian
12 1 (0.11%) FreeRTOS
12 1 (0.11%) SafeRTOS
12 1 (0.11%) SmartOS
12 1 (0.11%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 1 (0.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 382 (43.26%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (17.21%) Problem-Solving
3 145 (16.42%) Computer Science
4 137 (15.52%) Test Automation
5 125 (14.16%) Mentoring
6 115 (13.02%) Continuous Integration
7 112 (12.68%) Innovative Thinking
8 108 (12.23%) Mathematics
9 101 (11.44%) OO
9 101 (11.44%) Scrum
10 96 (10.87%) DevOps
11 90 (10.19%) SDLC
12 89 (10.08%) TDD
13 88 (9.97%) MVC
14 87 (9.85%) Microservices
15 83 (9.40%) Coaching
16 73 (8.27%) Machine Learning
17 65 (7.36%) Technical Leadership
18 59 (6.68%) Continuous Delivery
19 50 (5.66%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 370 (41.90%) Java
2 320 (36.24%) C#
3 284 (32.16%) JavaScript
4 235 (26.61%) C++
5 145 (16.42%) SQL
6 117 (13.25%) Python
7 59 (6.68%) C
8 42 (4.76%) TypeScript
9 31 (3.51%) PHP
10 29 (3.28%) Ruby
11 25 (2.83%) Scala
11 25 (2.83%) Shell Script
12 23 (2.60%) PL/SQL
13 17 (1.93%) Java 8
14 12 (1.36%) PHP 7
15 10 (1.13%) ES6
15 10 (1.13%) MATLAB
16 8 (0.91%) Apple Swift
17 7 (0.79%) Bash Shell
17 7 (0.79%) Jython
Qualifications
1 271 (30.69%) Degree
2 88 (9.97%) Numerate Degree
3 39 (4.42%) Computer Science Degree
4 25 (2.83%) HND
5 19 (2.15%) PhD
6 8 (0.91%) HNC
6 8 (0.91%) Security Cleared
7 5 (0.57%) CISM
7 5 (0.57%) CISSP
8 3 (0.34%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.34%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.11%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (5.78%) QA
2 4 (0.45%) Data Quality
2 4 (0.45%) GDPR
3 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.11%) MISRA
4 1 (0.11%) MISRA C
4 1 (0.11%) PSD2
System Software
1 74 (8.38%) Docker
2 12 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (0.68%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.45%) Apache Flume
5 3 (0.34%) Firmware
5 3 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.23%) HDFS
6 2 (0.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 71 (8.04%) Kubernetes
2 23 (2.60%) Ansible
3 22 (2.49%) Terraform
4 18 (2.04%) Puppet
5 14 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (0.79%) Prometheus
7 4 (0.45%) CA Service Virtualization
8 3 (0.34%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.11%) Grafana
9 1 (0.11%) Graphite
9 1 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 68 (7.70%) Microsoft
2 47 (5.32%) Oracle
3 44 (4.98%) Google
4 13 (1.47%) SAP
5 12 (1.36%) Xamarin
6 9 (1.02%) Perfecto Mobile
7 8 (0.91%) Canon
8 7 (0.79%) Apple
8 7 (0.79%) PagerDuty
9 5 (0.57%) Splunk
9 5 (0.57%) Veracode
10 4 (0.45%) CA
10 4 (0.45%) Cloudera
10 4 (0.45%) Hortonworks
11 3 (0.34%) Citrix
11 3 (0.34%) CyberArk
11 3 (0.34%) New Relic
12 2 (0.23%) AppDynamics
12 2 (0.23%) Dynatrace
12 2 (0.23%) Tableau