Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
UK > Scotland
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 12 17 25
Rank change year-on-year +5 +8 +11
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 641 601 356
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.63% 10.94% 7.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.50% 11.84% 8.20%
Number of salaries quoted 412 378 275
Scotland median annual salary £47,500 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.20% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,025 £28,000 £27,600
90th Percentile £69,875 £74,800 £60,000
UK median annual salary £52,925 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.85% - +5.26%

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 4,749 5,075 4,343
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 93.56% 92.39% 92.56%
Number of salaries quoted 3,084 3,329 2,738
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £29,500 £28,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £69,375 £65,600 £64,825
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 17 January 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 17 January 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 +5 370 £47,500 +11.76% 89
Glasgow +3 177 £45,000 -10.00% 38
West Lothian -14 30 £42,000 +5.00% 10
Fife 0 28 £40,000 -11.11% 12
Aberdeen +12 17 £48,750 +50.00% 5
Dundee +2 9 £37,250 +6.43% 4
South Ayrshire - 5 £50,000 -
Midlothian -1 3 - - 1
Stirling -4 3 £32,000 -20.00% 5
Renfrewshire - 2 £27,000 - 1
North Lanarkshire - 2 - -
South Lanarkshire -3 1 £55,000 +25.71%
East Ayrshire - 1 - -
Aberdeenshire - 1 £41,000 -
Software Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 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.

1 275 (42.90%) Java
2 269 (41.97%) Agile Software Development
3 238 (37.13%) C#
4 216 (33.70%) JavaScript
5 202 (31.51%) Degree
6 153 (23.87%) .NET
7 148 (23.09%) Computer Science
8 146 (22.78%) SQL
9 144 (22.46%) C++
10 123 (19.19%) Python
11 119 (18.56%) Mentoring
12 116 (18.10%) Linux
13 114 (17.78%) HTML
14 110 (17.16%) AngularJS
15 99 (15.44%) Test Automation
16 97 (15.13%) OO
17 91 (14.20%) CSS
18 86 (13.42%) MVC
19 76 (11.86%) RESTful
19 76 (11.86%) Git (software)
20 74 (11.54%) C
21 73 (11.39%) SDLC
22 71 (11.08%) Problem-Solving
23 66 (10.30%) TDD
23 66 (10.30%) Big Data
24 65 (10.14%) React
24 65 (10.14%) Web Services
25 64 (9.98%) Microsoft Azure
26 63 (9.83%) Analytics
27 62 (9.67%) SQL Server

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 32 (4.99%) Apache Spark
2 19 (2.96%) Apache
3 18 (2.81%) JBoss
4 17 (2.65%) Tomcat
5 11 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (1.40%) SharePoint
7 7 (1.09%) nginx
7 7 (1.09%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 7 (1.09%) Umbraco
8 6 (0.94%) lighttpd
9 4 (0.62%) Confluence
9 4 (0.62%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.62%) WildFly
10 3 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.31%) Jetty
11 2 (0.31%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.31%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.16%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.16%) CMS
12 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.47%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.31%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.16%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.16%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 64 (9.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (6.86%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (4.99%) SaaS
4 10 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
4 10 (1.56%) npm
5 9 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (1.25%) Serverless
7 7 (1.09%) GitHub
8 6 (0.94%) Amazon S3
8 6 (0.94%) AWS Lambda
9 5 (0.78%) OpenShift
10 4 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
10 4 (0.62%) PaaS
11 3 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.47%) Amazon EMR
11 3 (0.47%) Amazon Kinesis
11 3 (0.47%) G Suite
12 2 (0.31%) iTunes
12 2 (0.31%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.03%) HTTP
2 10 (1.56%) TCP/IP
3 8 (1.25%) AMQP
4 7 (1.09%) Internet
5 6 (0.94%) SMS
6 4 (0.62%) Network Security
7 3 (0.47%) LAN
7 3 (0.47%) VPN
8 2 (0.31%) Firewall
8 2 (0.31%) SSL
8 2 (0.31%) WAN
9 1 (0.16%) Broadband
9 1 (0.16%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.16%) RS-232
9 1 (0.16%) RS-485
9 1 (0.16%) SNMP
9 1 (0.16%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (10.30%) Big Data
2 62 (9.67%) SQL Server
3 39 (6.08%) MySQL
3 39 (6.08%) NoSQL
4 33 (5.15%) Relational Database
5 28 (4.37%) Apache Cassandra
6 20 (3.12%) PostgreSQL
7 15 (2.34%) Data Mining
7 15 (2.34%) MongoDB
7 15 (2.34%) RDBMS
8 13 (2.03%) GIS
8 13 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 12 (1.87%) Blockchain
10 9 (1.40%) Hadoop
10 9 (1.40%) Oracle Database
11 7 (1.09%) Neo4j
12 6 (0.94%) Amazon Redshift
12 6 (0.94%) Azure SQL Database
13 5 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 76 (11.86%) Git (software)
2 40 (6.24%) Hudson
3 33 (5.15%) JUnit
4 30 (4.68%) Subversion
5 29 (4.52%) JIRA
6 28 (4.37%) Jenkins
7 25 (3.90%) Visual Studio
8 20 (3.12%) Eclipse
9 14 (2.18%) JMeter
9 14 (2.18%) webpack
10 13 (2.03%) Selenium
11 12 (1.87%) NetBeans
12 10 (1.56%) Cucumber
12 10 (1.56%) IntelliJ
13 9 (1.40%) ClearCase
13 9 (1.40%) SoapUI
14 8 (1.25%) Maven
15 7 (1.09%) Ant
15 7 (1.09%) CppUnit
15 7 (1.09%) TeamCity
General
1 56 (8.74%) Finance
2 28 (4.37%) Banking
3 17 (2.65%) Electronics
4 15 (2.34%) Military
5 12 (1.87%) Games
5 12 (1.87%) Marketing
6 9 (1.40%) Advertising
7 6 (0.94%) Aerospace
7 6 (0.94%) Manufacturing
7 6 (0.94%) Retail
8 5 (0.78%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.47%) Automotive
9 3 (0.47%) Law
9 3 (0.47%) Publishing
10 2 (0.31%) Legal
11 1 (0.16%) German Language
11 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.16%) Local Government
11 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 344 (53.67%) Software Engineer
2 155 (24.18%) Developer
3 70 (10.92%) Senior Software Engineer
4 69 (10.76%) Java Engineer
5 65 (10.14%) Java Software Engineer
6 60 (9.36%) Java Developer
7 46 (7.18%) C++ Software Engineer
8 44 (6.86%) C# Software Engineer
9 41 (6.40%) Senior Developer
10 39 (6.08%) Software Developer
11 35 (5.46%) Development Manager
12 31 (4.84%) Graduate
13 25 (3.90%) .NET Software Engineer
14 23 (3.59%) Graduate Software Engineer
14 23 (3.59%) Junior
14 23 (3.59%) Senior Java Engineer
14 23 (3.59%) Senior Java Software Engineer
15 21 (3.28%) Python Engineer
15 21 (3.28%) Senior Java Developer
15 21 (3.28%) Software Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (23.87%) .NET
2 114 (17.78%) HTML
3 110 (17.16%) AngularJS
4 91 (14.20%) CSS
5 76 (11.86%) RESTful
6 65 (10.14%) React
6 65 (10.14%) Web Services
7 61 (9.52%) ASP.NET
8 56 (8.74%) XML
9 52 (8.11%) JSON
10 51 (7.96%) Spring
11 46 (7.18%) HTML5
12 44 (6.86%) jQuery
12 44 (6.86%) Node.js
13 43 (6.71%) Hibernate
14 42 (6.55%) SOAP
15 35 (5.46%) Kafka
16 33 (5.15%) REST
17 30 (4.68%) CSS3
18 28 (4.37%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 58 (9.05%) Fintech
2 55 (8.58%) Algorithms
3 45 (7.02%) User Experience
4 39 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
5 36 (5.62%) Greenfield Project
6 29 (4.52%) Data Structures
7 26 (4.06%) Robotics
8 18 (2.81%) Mobile App
9 15 (2.34%) Management Information System
10 10 (1.56%) Self-Motivation
11 8 (1.25%) Linux Command Line
12 6 (0.94%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 5 (0.78%) Data Centre
13 5 (0.78%) NHS
13 5 (0.78%) Public Cloud
13 5 (0.78%) VHDL
14 4 (0.62%) Device Driver
14 4 (0.62%) Equity Derivative
14 4 (0.62%) Private Cloud
14 4 (0.62%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 116 (18.10%) Linux
2 54 (8.42%) Windows
3 15 (2.34%) Unix
4 13 (2.03%) Android
4 13 (2.03%) Mac OS X
5 11 (1.72%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.94%) CentOS
6 6 (0.94%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.47%) SmartOS
8 2 (0.31%) Debian
8 2 (0.31%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.31%) Windows 2000
8 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.16%) VMS
9 1 (0.16%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 269 (41.97%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (23.09%) Computer Science
3 119 (18.56%) Mentoring
4 99 (15.44%) Test Automation
5 97 (15.13%) OO
6 86 (13.42%) MVC
7 73 (11.39%) SDLC
8 71 (11.08%) Problem-Solving
9 66 (10.30%) TDD
10 63 (9.83%) Analytics
11 61 (9.52%) Mathematics
12 59 (9.20%) Continuous Integration
13 57 (8.89%) Microservices
14 56 (8.74%) Scrum
15 54 (8.42%) Coaching
16 46 (7.18%) Continuous Delivery
16 46 (7.18%) DevOps
17 42 (6.55%) Web Development
18 40 (6.24%) Open Source
18 40 (6.24%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 275 (42.90%) Java
2 238 (37.13%) C#
3 216 (33.70%) JavaScript
4 146 (22.78%) SQL
5 144 (22.46%) C++
6 123 (19.19%) Python
7 74 (11.54%) C
8 40 (6.24%) Ruby
9 24 (3.74%) PL/SQL
10 23 (3.59%) Java 8
11 19 (2.96%) PHP
12 16 (2.50%) Shell Script
13 13 (2.03%) Scala
14 12 (1.87%) Embedded C
14 12 (1.87%) ES6
15 11 (1.72%) TypeScript
16 9 (1.40%) Perl
17 8 (1.25%) VB
18 7 (1.09%) Fortran
19 6 (0.94%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 202 (31.51%) Degree
2 42 (6.55%) Computer Science Degree
3 30 (4.68%) Numerate Degree
4 13 (2.03%) HND
5 6 (0.94%) Security Cleared
6 4 (0.62%) CISSP
7 3 (0.47%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.31%) CISA
8 2 (0.31%) CISM
8 2 (0.31%) CRISC
8 2 (0.31%) CSSLP
8 2 (0.31%) ISEB
8 2 (0.31%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.31%) PhD
8 2 (0.31%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.31%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.16%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.16%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.59%) QA
2 5 (0.78%) ISO 13485
3 4 (0.62%) GDPR
4 3 (0.47%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 40 (6.24%) Docker
2 5 (0.78%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.62%) Firmware
4 3 (0.47%) HDFS
5 2 (0.31%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 33 (5.15%) Kubernetes
2 12 (1.87%) Ansible
3 11 (1.72%) Terraform
4 9 (1.40%) Puppet
5 6 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.62%) Mesos
6 4 (0.62%) Prometheus
6 4 (0.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.31%) Kibana
7 2 (0.31%) logstash
8 1 (0.16%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.16%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 56 (8.74%) Microsoft
2 48 (7.49%) Oracle
3 10 (1.56%) Xamarin
4 8 (1.25%) Google
5 6 (0.94%) IBM
6 5 (0.78%) Altera
6 5 (0.78%) Red Hat
6 5 (0.78%) SAP
6 5 (0.78%) Sybase
6 5 (0.78%) Xilinx
7 4 (0.62%) PagerDuty
8 3 (0.47%) Canon
8 3 (0.47%) New Relic
9 2 (0.31%) Cloudera
9 2 (0.31%) Hortonworks
9 2 (0.31%) Tableau
9 2 (0.31%) Twitter
10 1 (0.16%) Apple
10 1 (0.16%) Splunk
10 1 (0.16%) TIBCO