Period
to 22 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in West Lothian 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 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
Scotland > West Lothian
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 8 19
Rank change year-on-year +5 +11 -16
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 25 14 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 28.41% 17.95% 5.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 29.76% 23.33% 5.88%
Number of salaries quoted 17 14 5
West Lothian median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +10.73%
10th Percentile £29,350 £30,000 £33,600
90th Percentile £48,500 £49,250 £57,000
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 West Lothian with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Lothian
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 84 60 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 95.45% 76.92% 90.67%
Number of salaries quoted 47 52 87
West Lothian median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.19% +15.17%
10th Percentile £29,050 £30,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £50,000 £47,500 £66,250
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £44,625 £42,500
% change year-on-year +0.84% +5.00% -

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in West Lothian

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Lothian.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in West Lothian

Software Engineering
Salary Trend in West Lothian

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

Salary trend for Software Engineering in West Lothian

Software Engineering
Salary Histogram in West Lothian

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in West Lothian over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Engineering in West Lothian

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the West Lothian region over the 6 months to 22 January 2018. 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 +1 24 £40,000 -5.88% 4
Software Engineering
Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 West Lothian region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 19 (76.00%) C#
2 14 (56.00%) Degree
3 13 (52.00%) C++
4 12 (48.00%) Windows
5 11 (44.00%) WPF
6 10 (40.00%) .NET
7 9 (36.00%) OOD
8 8 (32.00%) Delphi
8 8 (32.00%) OO
8 8 (32.00%) SDLC
9 7 (28.00%) C
9 7 (28.00%) SQL Server
10 6 (24.00%) Electronics
10 6 (24.00%) Algorithms
11 5 (20.00%) Visualisation
11 5 (20.00%) Mathematics
11 5 (20.00%) Physics
11 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
11 5 (20.00%) Firmware
12 4 (16.00%) MATLAB
12 4 (16.00%) SMS
12 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
12 4 (16.00%) Manufacturing
12 4 (16.00%) XML
12 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
12 4 (16.00%) SQL
12 4 (16.00%) VB
12 4 (16.00%) Python
12 4 (16.00%) Numerical Analysis
12 4 (16.00%) .NET Framework

Software Engineering
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 4 (16.00%) SMS
1 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (8.00%) Ethernet
2 2 (8.00%) RS-232
3 1 (4.00%) Bluetooth
3 1 (4.00%) RS-485
3 1 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (4.00%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (28.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Subversion
2 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.00%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (24.00%) Electronics
2 4 (16.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 18 (72.00%) Software Engineer
2 6 (24.00%) C# Software Engineer
2 6 (24.00%) Senior Software Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Developer
3 5 (20.00%) Embedded Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) C++ Software Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Software Developer
5 3 (12.00%) Embedded C Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Embedded C++ Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) .NET Software Developer
6 2 (8.00%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) C/C++ Software Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Firmware Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Graduate .NET Developer
6 2 (8.00%) MATLAB Developer
6 2 (8.00%) UI Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (44.00%) WPF
2 10 (40.00%) .NET
3 4 (16.00%) .NET Framework
3 4 (16.00%) Entity Framework
3 4 (16.00%) XML
4 3 (12.00%) WCF
5 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET
5 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Algorithms
2 4 (16.00%) Optoelectronics
3 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (12.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (12.00%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (8.00%) User Experience
5 1 (4.00%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (4.00%) Life Science
5 1 (4.00%) Smart Meter
5 1 (4.00%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 12 (48.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) OOD
2 8 (32.00%) OO
2 8 (32.00%) SDLC
3 5 (20.00%) Mathematics
3 5 (20.00%) Physics
3 5 (20.00%) Visualisation
4 4 (16.00%) Data Acquisition
4 4 (16.00%) Defect Tracking
4 4 (16.00%) Numerical Analysis
4 4 (16.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (12.00%) Data Visualisation
6 2 (8.00%) Analytical Thinking
6 2 (8.00%) Data Management
6 2 (8.00%) MVC
7 1 (4.00%) 3D Modelling
7 1 (4.00%) Customer Requirements
7 1 (4.00%) OOP
7 1 (4.00%) Signal Processing
7 1 (4.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 19 (76.00%) C#
2 13 (52.00%) C++
3 8 (32.00%) Delphi
4 7 (28.00%) C
5 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (16.00%) Julia
5 4 (16.00%) MATLAB
5 4 (16.00%) Python
5 4 (16.00%) SQL
5 4 (16.00%) VB
6 2 (8.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 14 (56.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) JTAG
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) Microsoft