Period
to 29 October 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 29 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
UK > Scotland
6 months to
29 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 10 10 9
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 +10
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 285 744 724
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 16.63% 15.50% 13.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 18.22% 16.56% 14.33%
Number of salaries quoted 257 473 497
Median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,950 £29,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £71,250 £70,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.35% +9.52% +5.00%

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 1,564 4,494 5,054
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 91.25% 93.64% 94.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1,120 2,710 3,285
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £32,225 £29,500 £29,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £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 29 October 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 29 October 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 +1 146 £50,000 +7.53% 56
Glasgow +19 76 £43,750 -9.79% 24
Dundee -2 17 £55,000 +18.92% 6
Stirling -2 11 £45,000 +38.46% 3
West Lothian -1 8 £40,000 - 1
Aberdeen +3 4 £42,500 -5.56%
Fife -1 4 £42,500 -15.00% 1
Highlands - 3 £42,500 - 3
Scottish Borders +1 2 £31,500 -
Falkirk - 2 £44,000 -
Moray - 1 £26,000 -
Clackmannanshire - 1 £45,000 -
Software Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 29 October 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.

1 129 (45.26%) C#
2 113 (39.65%) Agile Software Development
3 112 (39.30%) JavaScript
4 86 (30.18%) Java
5 84 (29.47%) .NET
6 71 (24.91%) C++
7 66 (23.16%) SQL
8 64 (22.46%) Python
8 64 (22.46%) React
9 57 (20.00%) HTML
10 56 (19.65%) Linux
11 53 (18.60%) SQL Server
12 51 (17.89%) Scrum
13 50 (17.54%) Azure
14 48 (16.84%) AWS
15 47 (16.49%) OO
16 46 (16.14%) CSS
17 45 (15.79%) DevOps
18 43 (15.09%) C
19 40 (14.04%) AngularJS
20 37 (12.98%) .NET Core
21 36 (12.63%) Git (software)
22 34 (11.93%) TDD
22 34 (11.93%) ASP.NET
22 34 (11.93%) Microservices
23 33 (11.58%) SDLC
23 33 (11.58%) Microsoft
23 33 (11.58%) MVC
24 32 (11.23%) Algorithms
25 30 (10.53%) HTML5

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 (2.11%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (1.05%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.70%) Apache
3 2 (0.70%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.35%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.35%) CMS
4 1 (0.35%) Mule
4 1 (0.35%) Mule ESB
4 1 (0.35%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 5 (1.75%) Simulink
2 1 (0.35%) Adobe XD
Business Applications
1 2 (0.70%) Magento
2 1 (0.35%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 50 (17.54%) Azure
2 48 (16.84%) AWS
3 23 (8.07%) Cloud Computing
4 18 (6.32%) SaaS
5 10 (3.51%) GCP
6 7 (2.46%) PaaS
6 7 (2.46%) Serverless
7 5 (1.75%) Amazon SQS
7 5 (1.75%) AWS Lambda
7 5 (1.75%) GitHub
7 5 (1.75%) Power Platform
8 3 (1.05%) IaaS
8 3 (1.05%) npm
9 2 (0.70%) Firebase
9 2 (0.70%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.35%) Amazon EKS
10 1 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.35%) AWS IoT
10 1 (0.35%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.11%) Internet
2 5 (1.75%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.70%) Firewall
3 2 (0.70%) Network Security
3 2 (0.70%) SSL
4 1 (0.35%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.35%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.35%) RS-232
4 1 (0.35%) RS-485
4 1 (0.35%) RTSP
4 1 (0.35%) Wireless
4 1 (0.35%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (18.60%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.51%) NoSQL
3 8 (2.81%) Big Data
3 8 (2.81%) Hadoop
4 7 (2.46%) MySQL
5 6 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.75%) GIS
6 5 (1.75%) Power BI
6 5 (1.75%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.05%) Mixpanel
8 3 (1.05%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.05%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.35%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.35%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.35%) ArangoDB
10 1 (0.35%) HBase
Development Applications
1 36 (12.63%) Git (software)
2 16 (5.61%) JIRA
3 14 (4.91%) Jenkins
4 12 (4.21%) Visual Studio
5 8 (2.81%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (2.11%) CMake
6 6 (2.11%) Subversion
6 6 (2.11%) TestRail
7 5 (1.75%) Rational DOORS
7 5 (1.75%) Rational Rhapsody
8 3 (1.05%) Babel
8 3 (1.05%) Selenium
8 3 (1.05%) SoapUI
8 3 (1.05%) SpecFlow
8 3 (1.05%) WebDriver
8 3 (1.05%) webpack
9 2 (0.70%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.70%) git-flow
9 2 (0.70%) GitLab
9 2 (0.70%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 28 (9.82%) Finance
2 15 (5.26%) Aerospace
3 14 (4.91%) Automotive
4 13 (4.56%) Manufacturing
5 11 (3.86%) Electronics
6 7 (2.46%) Banking
7 5 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.40%) Games
9 2 (0.70%) Advertising
9 2 (0.70%) Avionics
9 2 (0.70%) Back Office
9 2 (0.70%) Front Office
9 2 (0.70%) Legal
9 2 (0.70%) Marketing
9 2 (0.70%) Public Sector
9 2 (0.70%) Retail
10 1 (0.35%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.35%) Law
Job Titles
1 169 (59.30%) Software Engineer
2 66 (23.16%) Developer
3 38 (13.33%) Senior Software Engineer
4 30 (10.53%) .NET Software Engineer
5 21 (7.37%) C# Software Engineer
6 15 (5.26%) Software Developer
7 14 (4.91%) Java Developer
8 13 (4.56%) Software Manager
9 11 (3.86%) Development Manager
9 11 (3.86%) Senior Developer
10 10 (3.51%) Embedded Engineer
10 10 (3.51%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 10 (3.51%) Lead Software Engineer
10 10 (3.51%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
10 10 (3.51%) Software Development Manager
11 9 (3.16%) .NET Developer
11 9 (3.16%) Java Engineer
11 9 (3.16%) React Developer
11 9 (3.16%) Senior C# Software Engineer
12 8 (2.81%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (29.47%) .NET
2 64 (22.46%) React
3 57 (20.00%) HTML
4 46 (16.14%) CSS
5 40 (14.04%) AngularJS
6 37 (12.98%) .NET Core
7 34 (11.93%) ASP.NET
8 30 (10.53%) HTML5
9 25 (8.77%) Node.js
10 24 (8.42%) ASP.NET MVC
11 21 (7.37%) jQuery
12 20 (7.02%) REST
13 18 (6.32%) .NET Framework
13 18 (6.32%) Web Services
13 18 (6.32%) XML
14 17 (5.96%) Ajax
15 16 (5.61%) RESTful
16 15 (5.26%) React Native
17 13 (4.56%) J2EE
18 11 (3.86%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 32 (11.23%) Algorithms
2 24 (8.42%) Data Structures
3 18 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (5.61%) Enterprise Software
5 15 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
6 13 (4.56%) Mobile App
7 8 (2.81%) 3D Graphics
8 6 (2.11%) CUDA
8 6 (2.11%) Smart Meter
8 6 (2.11%) User Experience
9 4 (1.40%) Cloud Native
9 4 (1.40%) Driving Licence
9 4 (1.40%) Life Science
10 3 (1.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (1.05%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.05%) Social Media
10 3 (1.05%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.70%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.70%) Embedded Systems
11 2 (0.70%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 56 (19.65%) Linux
2 13 (4.56%) Android
3 11 (3.86%) Unix
3 11 (3.86%) Windows
4 10 (3.51%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.40%) VxWorks
6 2 (0.70%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (0.70%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.35%) CentOS
7 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (39.65%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (17.89%) Scrum
3 47 (16.49%) OO
4 45 (15.79%) DevOps
5 34 (11.93%) Microservices
5 34 (11.93%) TDD
6 33 (11.58%) MVC
6 33 (11.58%) SDLC
7 28 (9.82%) Computer Science
8 27 (9.47%) Problem-Solving
9 26 (9.12%) BDD
9 26 (9.12%) Mentoring
10 25 (8.77%) Fintech
10 25 (8.77%) Test Automation
11 23 (8.07%) Analytics
12 21 (7.37%) Continuous Integration
13 20 (7.02%) Artificial Intelligence
14 19 (6.67%) Multithreading
15 17 (5.96%) Machine Learning
15 17 (5.96%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 129 (45.26%) C#
2 112 (39.30%) JavaScript
3 86 (30.18%) Java
4 71 (24.91%) C++
5 66 (23.16%) SQL
6 64 (22.46%) Python
7 43 (15.09%) C
8 18 (6.32%) PHP
9 17 (5.96%) Java 8
9 17 (5.96%) TypeScript
10 11 (3.86%) Ruby
11 10 (3.51%) Apple Swift
11 10 (3.51%) Embedded C
11 10 (3.51%) Kotlin
12 7 (2.46%) Bash Shell
12 7 (2.46%) Fortran
12 7 (2.46%) Objective-C
12 7 (2.46%) PL/SQL
13 6 (2.11%) PowerShell
13 6 (2.11%) Scala
Qualifications
1 26 (9.12%) Degree
2 6 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (1.40%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.40%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.35%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.35%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.11%) QA
2 2 (0.70%) MISRA
3 1 (0.35%) JTAG
3 1 (0.35%) PMO
System Software
1 22 (7.72%) Docker
2 4 (1.40%) Firmware
3 1 (0.35%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 15 (5.26%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.75%) Ansible
2 5 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.05%) Puppet
3 3 (1.05%) Terraform
4 2 (0.70%) vRealize
Vendors
1 33 (11.58%) Microsoft
2 15 (5.26%) Atlassian
3 8 (2.81%) Oracle
4 5 (1.75%) Splunk
4 5 (1.75%) Xamarin
5 4 (1.40%) Google
6 3 (1.05%) Apple
6 3 (1.05%) Facebook
6 3 (1.05%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.05%) Zend
7 2 (0.70%) ServiceNow
7 2 (0.70%) VMware
8 1 (0.35%) Adobe
8 1 (0.35%) Databricks
8 1 (0.35%) Intapp
8 1 (0.35%) Remedy
8 1 (0.35%) Talend
8 1 (0.35%) TIBCO