Skilled in software? Progress your career in Scotland

Sophisticated security systems, revolutionary gaming, cloud computing and big data analytics are just some of the ways we’re leading the way in software development. You can too - join us.


Our thriving, ever-evolving industry means, as a skilled software professional, your career prospects are endless in Scotland. Over 84,000 people work in information and digital technologies and new companies continue to emerge year-after-year. There are opportunities across the spectrum from coding, through to project management and sales and marketing.

Leading the way in software solutions

Scotland provides intelligent software solutions to a variety of industries including financial services, life sciences, energy and the public sector.

You can work as a programmer for financial leaders like J.P. Morgan and Avaloq, develop security applications for businesses like SAS UK or focus on Big Data analytics and business applications for successful indigenous companies like Blackford Analysis and Brightsolid Ltd.

Other areas you can use your expertise in include embedded software, web development, wireless systems, e-commerce and consultancy.  Or join us in excelling at mobile applications and games development. We’re home to over 90 games companies and Dundee is widely considered the country’s gaming capital.

Start-ups to niche businesses and global leaders

From new start-ups and specialist businesses to some of the world’s largest technology companies like Cisco Systems, Amazon and Lockheed Martin, Scotland offers truly exciting career opportunities.

We also boast exciting home-grown talent like Skyscanner, Pulsant and Bitwise. In fact, you can work for one of more than 1,000 Scottish-based software companies alone - over 70 of them specialising in embedded software.

Work collaboratively and innovatively

Many of the computing and software research centres at our universities work collaboratively with government and industry to provide companies with leading technology and resources. The Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA) is the collaboration of Scottish universities leading this innovative approach.

In Scotland you can work in dynamic environments to develop new ideas and products. We’re home to several centres of excellence such as the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (EPCC) - home of the UK’s HECToR supercomputer, the National e-Science Centre (NESC) and Strathclyde’s ARCHIE-WeSt supercomputing facility.

Our universities have a broad span of world-class capabilities. This ranges from low-level hardware design, networking and middleware and artificial intelligence, through to human computer interaction and social informatics.

Be exceptional in software

From innovative start-ups to successful multinationals, Scotland’s the ideal place to progress your software career across a spectrum of applications. Breathtaking scenery, cosmopolitan cities and a welcoming culture are all added benefits of working in one of the world’s most remarkable countries.

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