Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
Scotland > West Lothian
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 5 18
Rank change year-on-year -3 +13 -12
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 23 34 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 23.23% 30.91% 6.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 28.75% 33.66% 7.32%
Number of salaries quoted 13 31 4
West Lothian median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £24,950 £32,250 £32,950
90th Percentile £44,700 £54,750 £47,750
Scotland median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £40,250
% change year-on-year +11.76% +5.59% +0.63%

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 80 101 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 80.81% 91.82% 92.48%
Number of salaries quoted 44 85 71
West Lothian median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.88% +17.24%
10th Percentile £32,150 £27,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £48,750 £52,000 £66,250
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 22 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Software Engineering
Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 April 2018, 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 West Lothian region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 20 (86.96%) C#
2 13 (56.52%) Degree
3 12 (52.17%) .NET
3 12 (52.17%) Windows
4 10 (43.48%) WPF
5 9 (39.13%) SQL Server
5 9 (39.13%) C++
6 8 (34.78%) SDLC
7 7 (30.43%) OOD
8 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
8 6 (26.09%) Delphi
8 6 (26.09%) SQL
8 6 (26.09%) OO
8 6 (26.09%) Test Automation
9 5 (21.74%) Visualisation
9 5 (21.74%) Physics
9 5 (21.74%) VB
9 5 (21.74%) C
10 4 (17.39%) Electronics
10 4 (17.39%) Manufacturing
10 4 (17.39%) Firmware
10 4 (17.39%) SMS
10 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
10 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
10 4 (17.39%) Python
10 4 (17.39%) XML
10 4 (17.39%) .NET Framework
10 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (17.39%) Defect Tracking
10 4 (17.39%) Numerical Analysis

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) SMS
1 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (39.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Subversion
1 1 (4.35%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (17.39%) Electronics
1 4 (17.39%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 15 (65.22%) Software Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Senior Software Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) C Software Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) C# Software Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) C++ Software Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Developer
4 4 (17.39%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) C/C++ Software Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Embedded C Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Embedded C Software Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Embedded C++ Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Embedded Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Software Developer
5 3 (13.04%) UI Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Automation Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) MATLAB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (52.17%) .NET
2 10 (43.48%) WPF
3 4 (17.39%) .NET Framework
3 4 (17.39%) Entity Framework
3 4 (17.39%) XML
4 3 (13.04%) WCF
5 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET
5 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (17.39%) Optoelectronics
2 3 (13.04%) Algorithms
2 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
2 3 (13.04%) User Experience
3 2 (8.70%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (4.35%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 12 (52.17%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) SDLC
2 7 (30.43%) OOD
3 6 (26.09%) OO
3 6 (26.09%) Test Automation
4 5 (21.74%) Physics
4 5 (21.74%) Visualisation
5 4 (17.39%) Data Acquisition
5 4 (17.39%) Defect Tracking
5 4 (17.39%) Mathematics
5 4 (17.39%) Numerical Analysis
6 3 (13.04%) Analytical Thinking
6 3 (13.04%) Data Management
7 2 (8.70%) Data Visualisation
7 2 (8.70%) DevOps
7 2 (8.70%) MVC
8 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (4.35%) OOP
8 1 (4.35%) Project Management
8 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (4.35%) UML
Programming Languages
1 20 (86.96%) C#
2 9 (39.13%) C++
3 6 (26.09%) Delphi
3 6 (26.09%) SQL
4 5 (21.74%) C
4 5 (21.74%) VB
5 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
5 4 (17.39%) Python
6 3 (13.04%) Julia
6 3 (13.04%) MATLAB
7 2 (8.70%) VB6
Qualifications
1 13 (56.52%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Ansible
1 2 (8.70%) Munin
1 2 (8.70%) Nagios
1 2 (8.70%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (8.70%) Prometheus
2 1 (4.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) New Relic