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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 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
UK > Scotland
6 months to
14 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 6 10 11
Rank change year-on-year +4 +1 -3
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 1,044 613 294
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 18.36% 13.99% 14.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 20.15% 15.35% 15.74%
Number of salaries quoted 590 421 198
10th Percentile £39,837 £33,750 £32,500
25th Percentile £46,250 £38,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £75,000 £63,750 £60,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% +13.04% +4.55%

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 5,182 3,993 1,868
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 91.14% 91.10% 91.52%
Number of salaries quoted 2,952 2,588 1,218
10th Percentile £32,875 £31,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £41,616 £37,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £70,000 £62,500 £58,750
90th Percentile £83,750 £77,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,750 £55,000
% change year-on-year +7.62% +1.36% +4.76%

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 14 August 2022.

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 August 2022. 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
Edinburgh +5 599 £60,000 +20.00% 32
Glasgow -1 193 £60,000 +20.00% 28
West Lothian 0 54 £67,000 +67.50% 3
Lanarkshire - 47 £60,000 -
Fife +1 34 £55,000 +12.82%
Aberdeen +10 22 £55,000 +12.82% 6
Dunbartonshire - 18 - -
Midlothian - 15 - - 1
East Lothian - 11 - -
Renfrewshire -2 10 - -
West Dunbartonshire - 6 - -
Shetland Islands - 3 - -
Ayrshire - 3 £58,454 -
Scottish Borders +4 2 £57,500 +36.90% 1
Aberdeenshire -9 1 £65,000 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Software Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 14 August 2022, 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.

1 571 (54.69%) Agile
2 460 (44.06%) Java
3 434 (41.57%) JavaScript
4 359 (34.39%) Docker
5 329 (31.51%) Azure
6 309 (29.60%) Finance
7 306 (29.31%) .NET
8 304 (29.12%) Node.js
9 297 (28.45%) React
10 267 (25.57%) Microservices
11 264 (25.29%) DevOps
12 261 (25.00%) SQL
13 251 (24.04%) Git (software)
14 245 (23.47%) AWS
15 244 (23.37%) AngularJS
16 225 (21.55%) Banking
17 224 (21.46%) Mentoring
18 222 (21.26%) HTML
19 221 (21.17%) Full Stack Development
20 215 (20.59%) CSS
21 214 (20.50%) Python
22 203 (19.44%) Social Skills
23 201 (19.25%) C#
24 193 (18.49%) Go
24 193 (18.49%) NoSQL
24 193 (18.49%) Kubernetes
25 185 (17.72%) Continuous Integration
26 180 (17.24%) CI/CD
27 177 (16.95%) SDLC
28 165 (15.80%) ASP.NET

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 73 (6.99%) Confluence
2 14 (1.34%) WordPress
3 9 (0.86%) Apache Spark
4 6 (0.57%) Umbraco
5 4 (0.38%) Apache
6 3 (0.29%) Apache Airflow
6 3 (0.29%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.19%) CMS
7 2 (0.19%) Jupyter
7 2 (0.19%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.096%) Camunda
8 1 (0.096%) Drupal
8 1 (0.096%) IIS
8 1 (0.096%) JBoss
8 1 (0.096%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.096%) nginx
8 1 (0.096%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.096%) Chatbot
1 1 (0.096%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 18 (1.72%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.096%) Lawson
Cloud Services
1 329 (31.51%) Azure
2 245 (23.47%) AWS
3 96 (9.20%) GCP
4 55 (5.27%) SaaS
5 37 (3.54%) Serverless
6 26 (2.49%) AWS Lambda
6 26 (2.49%) GitHub
7 23 (2.20%) Azure DevOps
8 22 (2.11%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 21 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
10 19 (1.82%) npm
11 18 (1.72%) Azure Service Bus
12 14 (1.34%) Amazon SQS
13 12 (1.15%) AWS CloudFormation
14 10 (0.96%) Power Platform
15 9 (0.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 9 (0.86%) Amazon S3
15 9 (0.86%) GitHub Actions
16 8 (0.77%) Basecamp
16 8 (0.77%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 120 (11.49%) HTTP
2 118 (11.30%) SSL
3 26 (2.49%) Internet
4 24 (2.30%) 4G
4 24 (2.30%) 5G
5 16 (1.53%) HTTPS
6 14 (1.34%) DNS
7 9 (0.86%) Broadband
8 8 (0.77%) ATM
9 3 (0.29%) OpenFlow
9 3 (0.29%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.096%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.096%) J1939
10 1 (0.096%) Modbus
10 1 (0.096%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 193 (18.49%) NoSQL
2 56 (5.36%) MySQL
3 43 (4.12%) MongoDB
4 41 (3.93%) Relational Database
4 41 (3.93%) SQL Server
5 38 (3.64%) Elasticsearch
6 24 (2.30%) RDBMS
7 23 (2.20%) DynamoDB
8 22 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
9 14 (1.34%) Electronic Patient Records
9 14 (1.34%) Redis
10 10 (0.96%) Power BI
11 8 (0.77%) Amazon Athena
11 8 (0.77%) Big Data
11 8 (0.77%) BigQuery
11 8 (0.77%) Looker
11 8 (0.77%) Neo4j
12 6 (0.57%) Data Mining
12 6 (0.57%) MariaDB
12 6 (0.57%) Metadata
Development Applications
1 251 (24.04%) Git (software)
2 82 (7.85%) JIRA
3 60 (5.75%) Jenkins
4 48 (4.60%) Selenium
5 31 (2.97%) Cucumber
6 22 (2.11%) webpack
7 17 (1.63%) Visual Studio
8 16 (1.53%) Sonatype Nexus
9 15 (1.44%) IBM UrbanCode
10 14 (1.34%) GitLab
10 14 (1.34%) Postman
10 14 (1.34%) SpecFlow
11 13 (1.25%) Bitbucket
11 13 (1.25%) NUnit
11 13 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
11 13 (1.25%) TeamCity
12 12 (1.15%) Cypress.io
13 8 (0.77%) Octopus Deploy
13 8 (0.77%) Travis CI
14 7 (0.67%) ClearCase
General
1 309 (29.60%) Finance
2 225 (21.55%) Banking
3 203 (19.44%) Social Skills
4 135 (12.93%) Marketing
5 64 (6.13%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 49 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
7 25 (2.39%) Electronics
8 23 (2.20%) Legal
9 19 (1.82%) Military
9 19 (1.82%) Retail
10 17 (1.63%) Games
11 14 (1.34%) Advertising
12 12 (1.15%) Telecoms
13 11 (1.05%) Public Sector
14 10 (0.96%) Front Office
15 9 (0.86%) Organisational Skills
16 7 (0.67%) Manufacturing
17 6 (0.57%) Documentation Skills
17 6 (0.57%) Financial Institution
17 6 (0.57%) Law
Job Titles
1 573 (54.89%) Software Engineer
2 211 (20.21%) Developer
3 104 (9.96%) Senior Software Engineer
4 52 (4.98%) Architect
5 51 (4.89%) Full Stack Developer
5 51 (4.89%) Graduate
5 51 (4.89%) Java Developer
6 49 (4.69%) Solutions Architect
7 48 (4.60%) Graduate Software Engineer
8 37 (3.54%) Lead Software Engineer
9 34 (3.26%) Senior Developer
10 33 (3.16%) Quality Engineer
11 32 (3.07%) C# Developer
12 27 (2.59%) Python Developer
13 25 (2.39%) Java Engineer
13 25 (2.39%) Software Developer
14 23 (2.20%) Senior Full Stack Developer
15 22 (2.11%) Technical Leader
16 20 (1.92%) .NET Software Engineer
17 19 (1.82%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 306 (29.31%) .NET
2 304 (29.12%) Node.js
3 297 (28.45%) React
4 244 (23.37%) AngularJS
5 222 (21.26%) HTML
6 215 (20.59%) CSS
7 165 (15.80%) ASP.NET
8 133 (12.74%) Ruby on Rails
9 128 (12.26%) RESTful
10 118 (11.30%) Angular 2
11 90 (8.62%) Web Services
12 73 (6.99%) .NET Core
13 70 (6.70%) Spring
14 60 (5.75%) REST
15 56 (5.36%) Spring Boot
15 56 (5.36%) Vue.js
16 39 (3.74%) XML
17 35 (3.35%) .NET Framework
18 34 (3.26%) Redux
19 30 (2.87%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 56 (5.36%) Virtual Team
2 53 (5.08%) Mobile App
3 50 (4.79%) Cloud Native
4 40 (3.83%) Public Cloud
5 31 (2.97%) User Experience
6 29 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
7 21 (2.01%) Video\Live Streaming
8 20 (1.92%) Algorithms
9 19 (1.82%) Data Structures
9 19 (1.82%) Renewable Energy
10 18 (1.72%) Digital Signage
10 18 (1.72%) IPTV
10 18 (1.72%) MPEG
10 18 (1.72%) PCIe
10 18 (1.72%) STB
11 17 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
12 15 (1.44%) Self-Motivation
13 12 (1.15%) Management Information System
14 11 (1.05%) IoT
15 9 (0.86%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 85 (8.14%) Linux
2 66 (6.32%) Windows
3 48 (4.60%) Android
4 42 (4.02%) Apple iOS
5 19 (1.82%) Unix
6 8 (0.77%) Mesosphere
7 3 (0.29%) CentOS
8 2 (0.19%) OpenWrt
8 2 (0.19%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.19%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.096%) FreeRTOS
9 1 (0.096%) VME
9 1 (0.096%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 571 (54.69%) Agile
2 267 (25.57%) Microservices
3 264 (25.29%) DevOps
4 224 (21.46%) Mentoring
5 221 (21.17%) Full Stack Development
6 185 (17.72%) Continuous Integration
7 180 (17.24%) CI/CD
8 177 (16.95%) SDLC
9 160 (15.33%) Scrum
10 157 (15.04%) Problem-Solving
11 147 (14.08%) TDD
12 144 (13.79%) Web Development
13 137 (13.12%) MVC
14 125 (11.97%) Test Automation
15 124 (11.88%) Containerisation
16 102 (9.77%) Coaching
17 96 (9.20%) BDD
18 81 (7.76%) Computer Science
19 79 (7.57%) Collaborative Working
20 74 (7.09%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 460 (44.06%) Java
2 434 (41.57%) JavaScript
3 261 (25.00%) SQL
4 214 (20.50%) Python
5 201 (19.25%) C#
6 193 (18.49%) Go
7 136 (13.03%) Ruby
8 134 (12.84%) TypeScript
9 67 (6.42%) PHP
10 63 (6.03%) C++
11 58 (5.56%) C
12 39 (3.74%) T-SQL
13 32 (3.07%) ES6
14 24 (2.30%) Kotlin
15 18 (1.72%) Scala
16 11 (1.05%) Embedded C++
17 10 (0.96%) Apple Swift
17 10 (0.96%) Bash
18 8 (0.77%) Dart
18 8 (0.77%) Lua
Qualifications
1 129 (12.36%) Degree
2 62 (5.94%) Security Cleared
3 17 (1.63%) SC Cleared
4 14 (1.34%) Master's Degree
5 9 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (0.57%) ISTQB
6 6 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (0.38%) AWS Certification
8 3 (0.29%) CompTIA Security+
8 3 (0.29%) HNC
8 3 (0.29%) PhD
9 1 (0.096%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.096%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (2.97%) QA
2 19 (1.82%) Accessibility
3 3 (0.29%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.19%) JTAG
5 1 (0.096%) Basel III
5 1 (0.096%) MISRA
5 1 (0.096%) MISRA C
5 1 (0.096%) NCSC
5 1 (0.096%) WCAG
System Software
1 359 (34.39%) Docker
2 5 (0.48%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.38%) Firmware
4 3 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 193 (18.49%) Kubernetes
2 48 (4.60%) Terraform
3 29 (2.78%) Ansible
4 9 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (0.86%) Puppet
5 8 (0.77%) Automic
5 8 (0.77%) Consul
5 8 (0.77%) Kibana
5 8 (0.77%) logstash
5 8 (0.77%) Prometheus
6 2 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.19%) Perfmon
7 1 (0.096%) HP Fortify
7 1 (0.096%) Packer
7 1 (0.096%) Podman
7 1 (0.096%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 71 (6.80%) Microsoft
2 55 (5.27%) Google
3 36 (3.45%) TOWER Software
4 11 (1.05%) Oracle
5 9 (0.86%) Atlassian
5 9 (0.86%) Splunk
6 8 (0.77%) ForgeRock
6 8 (0.77%) Hitachi
7 7 (0.67%) MuleSoft
8 6 (0.57%) Apple
8 6 (0.57%) Mapbox
9 5 (0.48%) SAP
9 5 (0.48%) Xamarin
10 4 (0.38%) Databricks
10 4 (0.38%) IBM
10 4 (0.38%) PayPal
10 4 (0.38%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (0.38%) Verint
11 3 (0.29%) Red Hat
12 2 (0.19%) HP