Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in West Lothian during the 6 months to 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 10 26
Rank change year-on-year +2 +16 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 17 12 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 19.32% 13.79% 2.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 19.54% 14.12% 2.70%
Number of salaries quoted 12 12 2
West Lothian median annual salary £40,000 £41,250 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.03% -25.00% +57.14%
10th Percentile £36,375 £32,750 £48,750
90th Percentile £49,250 £47,425 £59,250
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -1.23% +1.25% +3.23%

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

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
West Lothian
Permanent vacancies in West Lothian with a recognized job title 87 85 148
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.86% 97.70% 93.08%
Number of salaries quoted 50 72 94
West Lothian median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -14.11% +8.67%
10th Percentile £24,000 £21,525 £26,250
90th Percentile £52,000 £46,975 £66,250
Scotland median annual salary £42,750 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +0.59% - +6.25%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in West Lothian

Job postings that featured Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Lothian.

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
Salary Histogram in West Lothian

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in West Lothian over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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
Livingston 0 17 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Software Engineer
Scotland

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 17 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 13 (76.47%) Degree
3 11 (64.71%) C#
3 11 (64.71%) C++
4 10 (58.82%) C
5 9 (52.94%) Electronics
6 7 (41.18%) .NET
6 7 (41.18%) Windows
6 7 (41.18%) Physics
7 6 (35.29%) Test Automation
7 6 (35.29%) Defect Tracking
7 6 (35.29%) Optoelectronics
7 6 (35.29%) Python
7 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
7 6 (35.29%) XML
7 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
7 6 (35.29%) SQL
7 6 (35.29%) Manufacturing
7 6 (35.29%) Firmware
8 5 (29.41%) OOD
9 4 (23.53%) OO
9 4 (23.53%) WPF
10 3 (17.65%) Linux
10 3 (17.65%) Delphi
10 3 (17.65%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (17.65%) SDLC
11 2 (11.76%) Mathematics
11 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
11 2 (11.76%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (11.76%) SQL Server

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 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.88%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) NoSQL
General
1 9 (52.94%) Electronics
2 6 (35.29%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) .NET
2 6 (35.29%) XML
3 4 (23.53%) WPF
4 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
4 1 (5.88%) Entity Framework
4 1 (5.88%) Qt
4 1 (5.88%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Optoelectronics
2 3 (17.65%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.88%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (5.88%) Algorithms
4 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Linux
3 2 (11.76%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (11.76%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (41.18%) Physics
3 6 (35.29%) Defect Tracking
3 6 (35.29%) Test Automation
4 5 (29.41%) OOD
5 4 (23.53%) OO
6 3 (17.65%) SDLC
7 2 (11.76%) Mathematics
8 1 (5.88%) Data Acquisition
8 1 (5.88%) Data Visualisation
8 1 (5.88%) Electronic Design Automation
8 1 (5.88%) Numerical Analysis
8 1 (5.88%) OOP
8 1 (5.88%) UML
8 1 (5.88%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) C#
1 11 (64.71%) C++
2 10 (58.82%) C
3 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
3 6 (35.29%) Python
3 6 (35.29%) SQL
4 3 (17.65%) Delphi
5 1 (5.88%) Julia
5 1 (5.88%) Lisp
5 1 (5.88%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 13 (76.47%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft