The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in West Lothian during the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineer
Scotland / West Lothian
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 11 17
Rank change year-on-year -6 +6  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 3 5 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 6.67% 11.63% 1.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.14% 11.90% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 0
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 -
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in West Lothian. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
West Lothian
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42 42 66
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Lothian 93.33% 97.67% 92.96%
Number of salaries quoted 32 27 44
Median salary £36,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.88% +12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £32,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £50,000 £54,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in West Lothian

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Lothian that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in West Lothian

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in West Lothian

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineer in West Lothian.

Salary trend for Software Engineer in West Lothian

Software Engineer
Job Locations in West Lothian

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the West Lothian region over the 3 months to 22 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
Livingston -6 3 £35,000 - 1
Software Engineer
Scotland

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Lothian region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 10 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (70.00%) C++
2 7 (70.00%) C
3 5 (50.00%) Windows
3 5 (50.00%) Linux
3 5 (50.00%) Degree
4 4 (40.00%) Electronics
5 3 (30.00%) Lisp
5 3 (30.00%) OO
5 3 (30.00%) Qt
6 2 (20.00%) VxWorks
6 2 (20.00%) SDLC
6 2 (20.00%) RS-232
6 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
6 2 (20.00%) C#
6 2 (20.00%) Ethernet
6 2 (20.00%) Embedded C
6 2 (20.00%) UML
6 2 (20.00%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (20.00%) Electronic Design Automation
7 1 (10.00%) Finance
7 1 (10.00%) Device Driver
7 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (10.00%) Subversion
7 1 (10.00%) Firmware
7 1 (10.00%) Internet
7 1 (10.00%) MOM
7 1 (10.00%) Middleware
7 1 (10.00%) OOP
7 1 (10.00%) Delphi

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Lothian 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Ethernet
1 2 (20.00%) RS-232
2 1 (10.00%) Bluetooth
2 1 (10.00%) Internet
2 1 (10.00%) MQTT
2 1 (10.00%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (10.00%) MySQL
1 1 (10.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (10.00%) Subversion
General
1 4 (40.00%) Electronics
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) Qt
2 1 (10.00%) Middleware
2 1 (10.00%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (10.00%) Arduino
2 1 (10.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (10.00%) Device Driver
2 1 (10.00%) Internet of Things
2 1 (10.00%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Linux
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Embedded Linux
2 2 (20.00%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (30.00%) OO
3 2 (20.00%) Electronic Design Automation
3 2 (20.00%) SDLC
3 2 (20.00%) UML
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Device Driver Development
4 1 (10.00%) Digital Signal Processing
4 1 (10.00%) Event-Driven Architecture
4 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (10.00%) Microservices
4 1 (10.00%) OOD
4 1 (10.00%) OOP
4 1 (10.00%) Open Source
4 1 (10.00%) Signal Processing
4 1 (10.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) C
1 7 (70.00%) C++
2 3 (30.00%) Lisp
3 2 (20.00%) C#
3 2 (20.00%) Embedded C
4 1 (10.00%) Assembly Language
4 1 (10.00%) Delphi
4 1 (10.00%) Java
4 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (10.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (10.00%) Postgraduate
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) MOM
Livingston
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago