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 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
UK / Scotland
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 30 26
Rank change year-on-year +6 -4  
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 241 200 228
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 8.95% 7.00% 7.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.78% 7.65% 8.09%
Number of salaries quoted 162 115 139
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.89%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £55,150 £49,200
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.55% +12.50%  

Software Engineering is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2463 2613 2818
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 91.49% 91.43% 89.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1567 1476 1771
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,913
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.47%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +10 131 £40,000 -3.61% 40
Glasgow +6 89 £40,000 +6.66% 14
Dundee -1 19 £42,500 +8.97% 3
West Lothian +2 11 £36,500 +0.68% 3
Stirling - 2 £42,500 -
Fife -3 1 - -
Aberdeen -8 1 £42,500 -10.52% 1
Falkirk - 1 £37,500 -
Scottish Borders - 1 - -
Software Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 184 (40.98%) Java
2 181 (40.31%) Agile Software Development
3 157 (34.97%) C#
4 137 (30.51%) Degree
5 128 (28.51%) C++
6 115 (25.61%) .NET
7 106 (23.61%) Linux
8 102 (22.72%) Computer Science
9 96 (21.38%) SQL
10 94 (20.94%) JavaScript
11 91 (20.27%) Python
12 83 (18.49%) OO
13 82 (18.26%) C
14 62 (13.81%) Finance
15 61 (13.59%) SDLC
16 60 (13.36%) Windows
17 59 (13.14%) AngularJS
18 58 (12.92%) SQL Server
19 54 (12.03%) HTML
20 52 (11.58%) MVC
21 48 (10.69%) Android
22 47 (10.47%) ASP.NET
23 46 (10.24%) CSS
24 41 (9.13%) Web Services
25 40 (8.91%) Microsoft
25 40 (8.91%) Scrum
26 39 (8.69%) Open Source
27 37 (8.24%) SOAP
28 36 (8.02%) TDD
29 35 (7.80%) Spring

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 11 (2.45%) JBoss
2 7 (1.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (1.11%) Apache
3 5 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (0.89%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.67%) Apache Spark
5 3 (0.67%) Drupal
5 3 (0.67%) WordPress
6 2 (0.45%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.22%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.22%) CMS
7 1 (0.22%) DNN
7 1 (0.22%) IIS
7 1 (0.22%) SAS
7 1 (0.22%) Tornado
7 1 (0.22%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.22%) WildFly
Applications
1 8 (1.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.22%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Pega PRPC
1 1 (0.22%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.01%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (3.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.45%) SaaS
4 5 (1.11%) GitHub
5 3 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.22%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.22%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.22%) IaaS
7 1 (0.22%) PaaS
7 1 (0.22%) Slack
7 1 (0.22%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.56%) Internet
2 6 (1.34%) SSH
2 6 (1.34%) SSL
3 5 (1.11%) LAN
3 5 (1.11%) WAN
4 4 (0.89%) ATM
4 4 (0.89%) RS-232
5 3 (0.67%) Bluetooth
5 3 (0.67%) Network Security
6 2 (0.45%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.22%) AMQP
7 1 (0.22%) HTTP
7 1 (0.22%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.22%) MQTT
7 1 (0.22%) NGN
7 1 (0.22%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.22%) RS-485
7 1 (0.22%) SMS
7 1 (0.22%) SNMP
7 1 (0.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (12.92%) SQL Server
2 30 (6.68%) Hadoop
3 28 (6.24%) Relational Database
4 26 (5.79%) MongoDB
5 20 (4.45%) Neo4j
6 19 (4.23%) Big Data
7 18 (4.01%) MySQL
8 14 (3.12%) SQL Server 2008
9 12 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
9 12 (2.67%) RDBMS
10 10 (2.23%) SQL Server 2014
11 8 (1.78%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (1.56%) GIS
12 7 (1.56%) Oracle Database
13 6 (1.34%) SQL Server 2005
14 5 (1.11%) Redis
15 3 (0.67%) BigQuery
15 3 (0.67%) CouchDB
15 3 (0.67%) NoSQL
15 3 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 28 (6.24%) Git (software)
2 20 (4.45%) Maven
3 15 (3.34%) Visual Studio
4 13 (2.90%) Jenkins
5 12 (2.67%) Selenium
5 12 (2.67%) Subversion
6 11 (2.45%) SoapUI
7 10 (2.23%) Eclipse
7 10 (2.23%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (1.34%) GitLab
9 5 (1.11%) Cucumber
9 5 (1.11%) HP UFT
9 5 (1.11%) JIRA
9 5 (1.11%) LoadRunner
10 4 (0.89%) NetBeans
11 3 (0.67%) Ant
11 3 (0.67%) Hudson
12 2 (0.45%) gulp
12 2 (0.45%) PHPUnit
13 1 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 62 (13.81%) Finance
2 30 (6.68%) Electronics
3 28 (6.24%) Banking
4 13 (2.90%) Games
5 10 (2.23%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.56%) Retail
7 6 (1.34%) Local Government
8 5 (1.11%) Military
8 5 (1.11%) Publishing
8 5 (1.11%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.89%) Legal
10 3 (0.67%) German Language
10 3 (0.67%) Marketing
11 2 (0.45%) Automotive
11 2 (0.45%) Music Industry
12 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 240 (53.45%) Software Engineer
2 162 (36.08%) Developer
3 62 (13.81%) Java Developer
4 55 (12.25%) Software Developer
5 51 (11.36%) Java Engineer
5 51 (11.36%) Senior Software Engineer
6 48 (10.69%) Senior Developer
7 45 (10.02%) Java Software Engineer
8 38 (8.46%) .NET Developer
9 37 (8.24%) C++ Software Engineer
10 34 (7.57%) Embedded Engineer
11 33 (7.35%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 32 (7.13%) Linux Engineer
13 30 (6.68%) Developer/Software Engineer
14 26 (5.79%) Java Software Developer
15 23 (5.12%) C Software Engineer
16 21 (4.68%) Senior Java Developer
17 20 (4.45%) C# Developer
17 20 (4.45%) Graduate
18 19 (4.23%) Embedded C Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (25.61%) .NET
2 59 (13.14%) AngularJS
3 54 (12.03%) HTML
4 47 (10.47%) ASP.NET
5 46 (10.24%) CSS
6 41 (9.13%) Web Services
7 37 (8.24%) SOAP
8 35 (7.80%) Spring
9 33 (7.35%) .NET Framework
9 33 (7.35%) RESTful
10 29 (6.46%) XML
11 28 (6.24%) jQuery
12 24 (5.35%) ASP.NET MVC
13 23 (5.12%) JSON
14 21 (4.68%) Hibernate
14 21 (4.68%) Node.js
15 20 (4.45%) ASP.NET Web API
16 19 (4.23%) Entity Framework
16 19 (4.23%) HTML5
16 19 (4.23%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 102 (22.72%) Computer Science
2 29 (6.46%) Algorithms
3 26 (5.79%) Data Structures
4 21 (4.68%) Mobile App
5 18 (4.01%) Enterprise Software
6 17 (3.79%) Device Driver
7 10 (2.23%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (2.00%) Arduino
8 9 (2.00%) Raspberry Pi
9 7 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
10 6 (1.34%) Verilog
11 5 (1.11%) Tandem
12 4 (0.89%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 4 (0.89%) Internet of Things
12 4 (0.89%) User Experience
12 4 (0.89%) VHDL
12 4 (0.89%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.67%) Augmented Reality
13 3 (0.67%) Fintech
13 3 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 106 (23.61%) Linux
2 60 (13.36%) Windows
3 48 (10.69%) Android
4 32 (7.13%) Apple iOS
5 24 (5.35%) Embedded Linux
6 14 (3.12%) Unix
7 10 (2.23%) VxWorks
8 5 (1.11%) Windows 2000
8 5 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.45%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.45%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.22%) CentOS
10 1 (0.22%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (40.31%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (18.49%) OO
3 61 (13.59%) SDLC
4 52 (11.58%) MVC
5 40 (8.91%) Scrum
6 39 (8.69%) Open Source
7 36 (8.02%) TDD
8 33 (7.35%) Mathematics
9 32 (7.13%) Unit Testing
10 28 (6.24%) Mentoring
11 27 (6.01%) Mobile Development
12 26 (5.79%) Android Development
13 24 (5.35%) iOS Development
14 23 (5.12%) Analytics
14 23 (5.12%) OOP
14 23 (5.12%) Open Source Development
15 20 (4.45%) BDD
15 20 (4.45%) Configuration Management
16 19 (4.23%) Test Automation
17 18 (4.01%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 184 (40.98%) Java
2 157 (34.97%) C#
3 128 (28.51%) C++
4 96 (21.38%) SQL
5 94 (20.94%) JavaScript
6 91 (20.27%) Python
7 82 (18.26%) C
8 28 (6.24%) VB
9 27 (6.01%) PHP
9 27 (6.01%) PL/SQL
10 23 (5.12%) Scala
11 20 (4.45%) Ruby
12 13 (2.90%) T-SQL
13 12 (2.67%) Embedded C
14 9 (2.00%) GraphQL
15 8 (1.78%) Perl
16 7 (1.56%) Lisp
17 6 (1.34%) Assembly Language
17 6 (1.34%) Embedded C++
17 6 (1.34%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 137 (30.51%) Degree
2 33 (7.35%) Security Cleared
3 28 (6.24%) Computer Science Degree
4 24 (5.35%) Numerate Degree
5 10 (2.23%) PhD
6 6 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (1.34%) OCP
6 6 (1.34%) Oracle Certification
7 5 (1.11%) ISTQB
7 5 (1.11%) MCP
7 5 (1.11%) SAP Certification
8 1 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.22%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.22%) OCA
8 1 (0.22%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.22%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.22%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.56%) QA
2 2 (0.45%) DO-178B
2 2 (0.45%) JTAG
3 1 (0.22%) MISRA
System Software
1 20 (4.45%) Firmware
2 10 (2.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.11%) Docker
4 2 (0.45%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
5 1 (0.22%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 4 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (0.89%) Puppet
2 1 (0.22%) Docker Swarm
2 1 (0.22%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.22%) Mesos
2 1 (0.22%) MOM
Vendors
1 40 (8.91%) Microsoft
2 35 (7.80%) Oracle
3 14 (3.12%) Xamarin
4 10 (2.23%) VMware
5 6 (1.34%) Red Hat
6 5 (1.11%) HP
6 5 (1.11%) SAP
6 5 (1.11%) Verint
7 3 (0.67%) Google
7 3 (0.67%) Tableau
8 2 (0.45%) IBM
8 2 (0.45%) Intel
8 2 (0.45%) Twitter
9 1 (0.22%) AVEVA
9 1 (0.22%) Pega
9 1 (0.22%) QNX
9 1 (0.22%) Splunk
9 1 (0.22%) Sybase
9 1 (0.22%) Xilinx
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