Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
Scotland > West Lothian
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 7 23
Rank change year-on-year +3 +16 -16
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 22 17 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 25.00% 19.54% 4.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 27.16% 26.56% 4.83%
Number of salaries quoted 16 17 2
West Lothian median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -27.27% +41.94%
10th Percentile £25,125 £30,000 £48,750
90th Percentile £48,750 £47,050 £59,250
Scotland median annual salary £41,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.23% +1.25% -

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 81 64 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Lothian 92.05% 73.56% 92.36%
Number of salaries quoted 45 54 88
West Lothian median annual salary £40,000 £38,250 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.58% -8.93% +11.26%
10th Percentile £24,900 £26,675 £26,250
90th Percentile £55,750 £47,350 £66,250
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +2.41%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 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 22 £40,000 - 1
Software Engineering
Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 West Lothian region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 15 (68.18%) Degree
2 14 (63.64%) C++
3 13 (59.09%) C#
4 11 (50.00%) C
5 9 (40.91%) .NET
5 9 (40.91%) Windows
5 9 (40.91%) Electronics
6 7 (31.82%) Firmware
6 7 (31.82%) Physics
7 6 (27.27%) WPF
7 6 (27.27%) TCP/IP
7 6 (27.27%) Python
7 6 (27.27%) OOD
7 6 (27.27%) Manufacturing
7 6 (27.27%) XML
7 6 (27.27%) Delphi
7 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
7 6 (27.27%) SQL
7 6 (27.27%) Test Automation
7 6 (27.27%) Defect Tracking
7 6 (27.27%) Optoelectronics
8 5 (22.73%) OO
9 4 (18.18%) Linux
9 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
9 4 (18.18%) Computer Science
9 4 (18.18%) Algorithms
9 4 (18.18%) SDLC
10 3 (13.64%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (13.64%) Mathematics
10 3 (13.64%) Microsoft

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 6 (27.27%) TCP/IP
2 2 (9.09%) Ethernet
2 2 (9.09%) RS-232
3 1 (4.55%) Bluetooth
3 1 (4.55%) RS-485
3 1 (4.55%) SMS
3 1 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (4.55%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.55%) Subversion
General
1 9 (40.91%) Electronics
2 6 (27.27%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 17 (77.27%) Software Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Firmware Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) C++ Software Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Embedded Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) C# Software Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Senior Software Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Software Developer
5 2 (9.09%) .NET Developer
5 2 (9.09%) .NET Software Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Embedded C Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Graduate
5 2 (9.09%) Graduate .NET Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Graduate Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Graduate Software Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (40.91%) .NET
2 6 (27.27%) WPF
2 6 (27.27%) XML
3 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET
3 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
4 1 (4.55%) Entity Framework
4 1 (4.55%) Qt
4 1 (4.55%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Optoelectronics
2 4 (18.18%) Algorithms
2 4 (18.18%) Computer Science
3 3 (13.64%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (4.55%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.55%) Life Science
4 1 (4.55%) Smart Meter
4 1 (4.55%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 9 (40.91%) Windows
2 4 (18.18%) Linux
3 2 (9.09%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (9.09%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Physics
2 6 (27.27%) Defect Tracking
2 6 (27.27%) OOD
2 6 (27.27%) Test Automation
3 5 (22.73%) OO
4 4 (18.18%) SDLC
5 3 (13.64%) Mathematics
6 2 (9.09%) MVC
7 1 (4.55%) Customer Requirements
7 1 (4.55%) Data Acquisition
7 1 (4.55%) Data Visualisation
7 1 (4.55%) Electronic Design Automation
7 1 (4.55%) Numerical Analysis
7 1 (4.55%) OOP
7 1 (4.55%) Signal Processing
7 1 (4.55%) UML
7 1 (4.55%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 14 (63.64%) C++
2 13 (59.09%) C#
3 11 (50.00%) C
4 6 (27.27%) Delphi
4 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 6 (27.27%) Python
4 6 (27.27%) SQL
5 2 (9.09%) Julia
5 2 (9.09%) MATLAB
5 2 (9.09%) VB
5 2 (9.09%) VB6
6 1 (4.55%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 15 (68.18%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) JTAG
System Software
1 7 (31.82%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft