Software Engineering Jobs in Scotland

Software Engineering
UK > Scotland

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland requiring Software Engineering skills. It includes a benchmarking guide to the annual salaries offered in vacancies that cited Software Engineering over the 6 months leading up to 25 June 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
25 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 2 6 9
Rank change year-on-year +4 +3 +4
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 2,813 700 936
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 41.13% 16.35% 14.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 46.00% 17.27% 16.18%
Number of salaries quoted 601 407 520
10th Percentile £38,750 £40,000 £38,750
25th Percentile £45,000 £48,125 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% +20.00%
75th Percentile £70,000 £77,715 £75,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £97,305 £85,000
UK median annual salary £60,500 £70,000 £69,078
% change year-on-year -13.57% +1.34% +15.13%

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland

Software Engineering falls under the Processes and Methodologies category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring process or methodology skills in Scotland.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6,115 4,054 5,784
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 89.41% 94.68% 91.27%
Number of salaries quoted 2,571 2,031 2,895
10th Percentile £28,250 £32,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £40,000 £41,750 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.70% +4.55% +12.24%
75th Percentile £65,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £85,000 £83,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £60,899 £60,000
% change year-on-year -9.69% +1.50% +9.09%

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 June 2024.

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 June 2024. 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
Jobs
Glasgow +9 2,213 £60,000 +4.35% 31
Edinburgh +7 374 £60,000 -10.83% 45
Aberdeen +15 87 £52,500 -19.23% 7
West Lothian -3 36 £60,000 -
Dundee +7 26 £47,500 -20.83%
Fife -5 17 £50,000 -
Aberdeenshire +7 10 £46,250 -28.85% 7
South Lanarkshire - 7 £80,000 - 1
East Ayrshire - 5 £60,000 - 2
Scottish Borders +1 4 - -
Renfrewshire 0 4 £52,500 +28.51%
Inverclyde - 4 £50,000 -
Midlothian - 3 - - 39
Lanarkshire -9 2 - - 25
Angus - 1 £65,000 -
Software Engineering
UK

Software Engineering
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 502 (17.85%) Apache Spark
2 104 (3.70%) Apache
2 104 (3.70%) Apache Airflow
3 102 (3.63%) FileNet
4 56 (1.99%) ArcGIS
4 56 (1.99%) GeoServer
5 32 (1.14%) Cloud Foundry
6 21 (0.75%) GemFire
7 12 (0.43%) Camunda
8 11 (0.39%) CICS
9 10 (0.36%) Tomcat
10 9 (0.32%) WebSphere
11 6 (0.21%) Microsoft Exchange
12 4 (0.14%) Captiva
12 4 (0.14%) Confluence
12 4 (0.14%) SharePoint
13 2 (0.071%) SAS
14 1 (0.036%) Tuxedo
14 1 (0.036%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (0.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.036%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.036%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.036%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.036%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1,132 (40.24%) AWS
2 217 (7.71%) Azure
3 116 (4.12%) Datadog
4 114 (4.05%) Amazon S3
4 114 (4.05%) GCP
5 60 (2.13%) Amazon ECS
5 60 (2.13%) Serverless
6 55 (1.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 55 (1.96%) GitHub
7 54 (1.92%) Amazon SQS
8 52 (1.85%) Amazon EKS
9 46 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
9 46 (1.64%) AWS Lambda
10 45 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
11 42 (1.49%) Amazon EMR
12 41 (1.46%) SaaS
13 39 (1.39%) BlazeMeter
14 25 (0.89%) Google Play
15 23 (0.82%) Power Platform
16 12 (0.43%) Google Docs
Communications & Networking
1 82 (2.92%) Kerberos
2 60 (2.13%) Wireless
3 46 (1.64%) Network Security
4 22 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
5 20 (0.71%) Ethernet
6 16 (0.57%) RS-232
7 15 (0.53%) TCP/IP
8 13 (0.46%) Modbus
9 10 (0.36%) DSL
10 7 (0.25%) Bluetooth
11 6 (0.21%) HTTP
11 6 (0.21%) MQTT
12 3 (0.11%) ZigBee
13 2 (0.071%) Internet
13 2 (0.071%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 590 (20.97%) NoSQL
2 418 (14.86%) Big Data
3 207 (7.36%) Hadoop
4 156 (5.55%) Elasticsearch
5 149 (5.30%) Apache Cassandra
6 105 (3.73%) Apache Hive
7 99 (3.52%) Relational Database
8 87 (3.09%) MongoDB
9 86 (3.06%) HBase
10 65 (2.31%) Metadata
10 65 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
11 57 (2.03%) GIS
12 56 (1.99%) QGIS
13 53 (1.88%) Data Lake
14 43 (1.53%) Electronic Patient Records
15 39 (1.39%) MySQL
15 39 (1.39%) Qlik Sense
16 38 (1.35%) CockroachDB
17 23 (0.82%) Power BI
18 22 (0.78%) DB2
Development Applications
1 246 (8.75%) Jenkins
2 203 (7.22%) JUnit
3 191 (6.79%) Git
4 111 (3.95%) Jasmine
5 92 (3.27%) Cypress.io
6 79 (2.81%) Bitbucket Server
7 70 (2.49%) Bitbucket
8 67 (2.38%) Selenium
9 66 (2.35%) Artifactory
9 66 (2.35%) Karma Test Runner
10 62 (2.20%) Maven
11 60 (2.13%) Protractor
11 60 (2.13%) WebDriver
12 45 (1.60%) Mockito
13 38 (1.35%) JIRA
14 29 (1.03%) GitLab
15 28 (1.00%) JMeter
16 25 (0.89%) Android Studio
16 25 (0.89%) Cucumber
17 23 (0.82%) Gradle
General
1 2,218 (78.85%) Inclusion and Diversity
2 2,098 (74.58%) Finance
3 2,044 (72.66%) Law
4 1,055 (37.50%) Marketing
5 597 (21.22%) Legal
6 388 (13.79%) Banking
7 319 (11.34%) Investment Banking
8 243 (8.64%) Social Skills
9 208 (7.39%) Financial Institution
10 147 (5.23%) Influencing Skills
11 61 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
12 54 (1.92%) Manufacturing
13 50 (1.78%) Private Banking
14 43 (1.53%) Electronics
15 40 (1.42%) Presentation Skills
16 31 (1.10%) Games
17 22 (0.78%) Automotive
17 22 (0.78%) Prime Brokerage
18 18 (0.64%) Aviation
18 18 (0.64%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2,274 (80.84%) Software Engineer
2 709 (25.20%) Java Engineer
2 709 (25.20%) Java Software Engineer
3 655 (23.28%) Lead
4 616 (21.90%) Lead Software Engineer
5 469 (16.67%) Senior
6 380 (13.51%) Senior Software Engineer
7 331 (11.77%) Big Data Engineer
7 331 (11.77%) Big Data Software Engineer
8 303 (10.77%) Python Engineer
9 302 (10.74%) Python Software Engineer
10 295 (10.49%) Full Stack Engineer
10 295 (10.49%) Full Stack Software Engineer
11 262 (9.31%) AWS Engineer
12 258 (9.17%) AWS Software Engineer
13 246 (8.75%) Lead Java Engineer
14 218 (7.75%) Data Engineer
15 197 (7.00%) Engineering Manager
15 197 (7.00%) Software Engineering Manager
16 192 (6.83%) Scala Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 599 (21.29%) Spring
2 547 (19.45%) React
3 379 (13.47%) AngularJS
4 341 (12.12%) Kafka
5 296 (10.52%) CSS
6 289 (10.27%) Spring Boot
7 275 (9.78%) HTML
8 236 (8.39%) J2EE
9 213 (7.57%) Node.js
10 204 (7.25%) JSON
11 197 (7.00%) Hibernate
12 184 (6.54%) .NET
13 179 (6.36%) RESTful
14 165 (5.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 163 (5.79%) JMS
16 162 (5.76%) PySpark
17 146 (5.19%) jQuery
18 135 (4.80%) GraphQL
19 130 (4.62%) Web Services
20 105 (3.73%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 801 (28.47%) Cloud Native
2 739 (26.27%) Algorithms
3 218 (7.75%) Public Cloud
4 139 (4.94%) Onboarding
5 118 (4.19%) Reference Data
6 111 (3.95%) Data Structures
6 111 (3.95%) Management Information System
7 77 (2.74%) Market Risk
8 71 (2.52%) Product Ownership
9 65 (2.31%) Enterprise Cloud
10 63 (2.24%) Distributed Applications
11 50 (1.78%) Credit Risk
12 36 (1.28%) Distributed Systems
13 34 (1.21%) Legacy Code
14 31 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
15 25 (0.89%) Private Cloud
16 21 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 21 (0.75%) Replication
17 17 (0.60%) IoT
18 14 (0.50%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 179 (6.36%) Linux
2 122 (4.34%) Unix
3 26 (0.92%) Android
4 24 (0.85%) Windows
5 14 (0.50%) Embedded Linux
6 7 (0.25%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.14%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.071%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.036%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.036%) FreeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,072 (73.66%) Agile
2 1,829 (65.02%) SDLC
3 1,728 (61.43%) CI/CD
4 1,609 (57.20%) Operational Stability
5 1,229 (43.69%) Machine Learning
6 1,224 (43.51%) Artificial Intelligence
7 1,159 (41.20%) Community of Practice
8 747 (26.56%) Visualisation
9 722 (25.67%) Continuous Improvement
10 616 (21.90%) Risk Management
11 470 (16.71%) Decision-Making
12 458 (16.28%) Microservices
13 447 (15.89%) Computer Science
14 413 (14.68%) Continuous Delivery
15 365 (12.98%) Architectural Design
16 363 (12.90%) Full Stack Development
17 353 (12.55%) Problem-Solving
18 341 (12.12%) Information Architecture
19 291 (10.34%) Mathematics
20 253 (8.99%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1,536 (54.60%) Java
2 969 (34.45%) SQL
3 956 (33.99%) Python
4 392 (13.94%) JavaScript
5 275 (9.78%) Scala
6 243 (8.64%) TypeScript
7 224 (7.96%) C#
8 188 (6.68%) C
9 128 (4.55%) PL/SQL
10 127 (4.51%) C++
11 93 (3.31%) Go
12 84 (2.99%) Embedded C
13 65 (2.31%) Prolog
13 65 (2.31%) SPARQL
14 41 (1.46%) Ruby
15 37 (1.32%) Groovy
16 32 (1.14%) Kotlin
17 27 (0.96%) T-SQL
18 23 (0.82%) Bash
19 15 (0.53%) GLSL
Qualifications
1 150 (5.33%) Degree
2 70 (2.49%) Security Cleared
3 67 (2.38%) SC Cleared
4 62 (2.20%) Computer Science Degree
5 40 (1.42%) Master's Degree
6 13 (0.46%) AWS Certification
7 10 (0.36%) PhD
8 4 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.036%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.036%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.036%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (1.49%) Accessibility
1 42 (1.49%) SLA
2 29 (1.03%) QA
3 26 (0.92%) Data Quality
4 12 (0.43%) PMO
5 6 (0.21%) WAI
6 4 (0.14%) DICOM
6 4 (0.14%) GDPR
6 4 (0.14%) HL7
6 4 (0.14%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.036%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.036%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 86 (3.06%) HDFS
2 75 (2.67%) Docker
3 65 (2.31%) Active Directory
3 65 (2.31%) Firmware
4 20 (0.71%) Embedded Firmware
5 11 (0.39%) Time Sharing Option
6 2 (0.071%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 344 (12.23%) Kubernetes
2 228 (8.11%) Terraform
3 159 (5.65%) Grafana
4 80 (2.84%) Prometheus
5 26 (0.92%) ITRS Geneos
6 21 (0.75%) HAProxy
6 21 (0.75%) Kibana
6 21 (0.75%) Zipkin
7 7 (0.25%) Graphite
8 4 (0.14%) Istio
9 2 (0.071%) Ansible
9 2 (0.071%) Progress Chef
9 2 (0.071%) Puppet
10 1 (0.036%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 322 (11.45%) Oracle
2 213 (7.57%) Databricks
3 174 (6.19%) Splunk
4 151 (5.37%) Dynatrace
5 80 (2.84%) Google
6 79 (2.81%) Informatica
7 56 (1.99%) Cloudera
7 56 (1.99%) ESRI
8 49 (1.74%) Alteryx
9 32 (1.14%) Microsoft
10 18 (0.64%) SaltStack
11 16 (0.57%) Pega
12 15 (0.53%) Sybase
13 12 (0.43%) Atlassian
13 12 (0.43%) Dell
14 10 (0.36%) Cognos
14 10 (0.36%) SAP
15 9 (0.32%) IBM
15 9 (0.32%) TOWER Software
15 9 (0.32%) Twitter