The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 105 97 80
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 2687 2801 3481
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 2.72% 2.93% 3.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.87% 3.10% 3.54%
Number of salaries quoted 2282 2407 3075
Average salary £41,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
Software Engineer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
93674 90433 98244
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.80% 94.55% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 78627 73802 84913
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineer in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the England region.

Software Engineer Salary Trend in England

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in England

Software Engineer
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +13 832 £41,500 -2.35% 105
London -76 555 £51,000 +2.00% 92
East of England +8 471 £42,500 +6.25% 82
South West +1 329 £40,000 +6.66% 67
Yorkshire 0 141 £40,000 +3.89% 16
North West -33 130 £36,000 -4.00% 36
West Midlands +21 126 £40,000 +3.89% 19
East Midlands -31 79 £38,750 +1.97% 25
North East -6 28 £30,000 -24.05% 6
Software Engineer
UK

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the England region that cited Software Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Engineer in their job title.

1 4605 (87.81%) Software Engineering
2 2189 (41.74%) C++
3 2012 (38.37%) C#
4 1859 (35.45%) Java
5 1722 (32.84%) Agile Software Development
6 1656 (31.58%) Degree
7 1451 (27.67%) .NET
8 1401 (26.72%) SQL
9 1376 (26.24%) Linux
10 1228 (23.42%) JavaScript
11 1149 (21.91%) C
12 1140 (21.74%) Computer Science
13 1122 (21.40%) HTML
14 1099 (20.96%) OO
15 954 (18.19%) Windows
16 856 (16.32%) SQL Server
17 775 (14.78%) Python
18 752 (14.34%) XML
19 733 (13.98%) CSS
20 679 (12.95%) ASP.NET
21 662 (12.62%) TDD
22 649 (12.38%) MVC
23 630 (12.01%) Microsoft
24 610 (11.63%) Oracle
25 607 (11.58%) Scrum
26 590 (11.25%) Finance
27 560 (10.68%) Web Services
28 543 (10.35%) UNIX
29 467 (8.91%) HTML5
30 454 (8.66%) Multithreading

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the England region that cited Software Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 160 (3.05%) Apache
2 157 (2.99%) Tomcat
3 144 (2.75%) Node.js
4 135 (2.57%) WebSphere
5 115 (2.19%) JBoss
6 104 (1.98%) WebLogic
7 88 (1.68%) IIS
8 83 (1.58%) SharePoint
9 77 (1.47%) CMS
10 45 (0.86%) GlassFish
11 38 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
12 37 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
13 30 (0.57%) OpenStack
14 29 (0.55%) WordPress
15 28 (0.53%) Apache Solr
16 24 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
17 22 (0.42%) Drupal
18 21 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
19 15 (0.29%) nginx
19 15 (0.29%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 309 (5.89%) MS Excel
2 59 (1.13%) Simulink
3 50 (0.95%) MS Office
4 25 (0.48%) TargetLink
5 21 (0.40%) MS Visio
6 14 (0.27%) Stateflow
7 9 (0.17%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
8 7 (0.13%) Maya
8 7 (0.13%) 3ds Max
9 5 (0.095%) Mathematica
9 5 (0.095%) Blender
10 3 (0.057%) MS Project
11 2 (0.038%) PowerPivot
11 2 (0.038%) Mingle
11 2 (0.038%) CINEMA 4D
12 1 (0.019%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.019%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (0.019%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.019%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 40 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.11%) Tridion
5 5 (0.095%) SAP PM
5 5 (0.095%) SAP MRS
5 5 (0.095%) LabWindows
5 5 (0.095%) IntelliMatch
6 4 (0.076%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.057%) Summit
8 1 (0.019%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.019%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.019%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 83 (1.58%) SaaS
2 74 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 63 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
4 58 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
5 34 (0.65%) GitHub
6 21 (0.40%) PaaS
7 8 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
8 7 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (0.13%) IaaS
9 6 (0.11%) Basecamp
9 6 (0.11%) Amazon S3
9 6 (0.11%) Force.com
10 5 (0.095%) Google Apps
11 2 (0.038%) Google App Engine
12 1 (0.019%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.019%) Office 365
12 1 (0.019%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 244 (4.65%) TCP/IP
2 178 (3.39%) Internet
3 113 (2.15%) Ethernet
4 111 (2.12%) Wireless
5 106 (2.02%) HTTP
6 41 (0.78%) LDAP
7 37 (0.71%) Network Security
8 35 (0.67%) GSM
9 34 (0.65%) SNMP
9 34 (0.65%) ZigBee
10 32 (0.61%) Firewall
11 29 (0.55%) Bluetooth
11 29 (0.55%) LTE
12 26 (0.50%) Modbus
13 25 (0.48%) Profibus
14 24 (0.46%) Asterisk PBX
15 23 (0.44%) LAN
15 23 (0.44%) SSL
16 22 (0.42%) GPRS
16 22 (0.42%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 856 (16.32%) SQL Server
2 319 (6.08%) MySQL
3 264 (5.03%) Relational Database
4 190 (3.62%) Big Data
5 139 (2.65%) RDBMS
6 138 (2.63%) NoSQL
7 127 (2.42%) PostgreSQL
8 98 (1.87%) MongoDB
9 94 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
10 78 (1.49%) Oracle Database
11 71 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
12 70 (1.33%) Hadoop
13 54 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 47 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
15 45 (0.86%) Redis
16 44 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 41 (0.78%) DB2
18 29 (0.55%) OLTP
19 28 (0.53%) Apache Cassandra
20 23 (0.44%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 335 (6.39%) Subversion
2 294 (5.61%) Visual Studio
3 284 (5.42%) Git (software)
4 237 (4.52%) Selenium
5 214 (4.08%) Eclipse
6 191 (3.64%) Jenkins
7 170 (3.24%) Team Foundation Server
8 160 (3.05%) Maven
9 146 (2.78%) JUnit
10 137 (2.61%) JIRA
11 114 (2.17%) NUnit
12 85 (1.62%) WebDriver
13 65 (1.24%) Hudson
14 64 (1.22%) Cucumber
15 61 (1.16%) Bugzilla
16 51 (0.97%) Ant
16 51 (0.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 47 (0.90%) QuickTest Pro
18 44 (0.84%) SoapUI
19 43 (0.82%) NetBeans
General
1 590 (11.25%) Finance
2 297 (5.66%) Electronics
3 256 (4.88%) Telecoms
4 141 (2.69%) Banking
5 137 (2.61%) Games
6 125 (2.38%) Manufacturing
7 120 (2.29%) Aerospace
8 115 (2.19%) Automotive
8 115 (2.19%) Retail
9 114 (2.17%) Marketing
10 60 (1.14%) Military
11 54 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
12 50 (0.95%) Advertising
13 46 (0.88%) French Language
14 43 (0.82%) Publishing
15 33 (0.63%) Legal
16 32 (0.61%) Law
17 25 (0.48%) Front Office
18 24 (0.46%) Multimedia
19 12 (0.23%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1451 (27.67%) .NET
2 1122 (21.40%) HTML
3 752 (14.34%) XML
4 733 (13.98%) CSS
5 679 (12.95%) ASP.NET
6 560 (10.68%) Web Services
7 467 (8.91%) HTML5
8 439 (8.37%) jQuery
9 412 (7.86%) Spring
10 405 (7.72%) J2EE
11 357 (6.81%) WPF
12 328 (6.25%) WCF
13 254 (4.84%) SOAP
14 247 (4.71%) Ajax
15 240 (4.58%) REST
16 232 (4.42%) ASP.NET MVC
17 224 (4.27%) .NET Framework
18 207 (3.95%) JSON
19 192 (3.66%) CSS3
20 177 (3.38%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 1140 (21.74%) Computer Science
2 453 (8.64%) Mathematics
3 382 (7.28%) Analytical Skills
4 362 (6.90%) Algorithms
5 324 (6.18%) Open Source
6 226 (4.31%) Embedded Systems
7 200 (3.81%) Physics
8 199 (3.79%) Enterprise Software
9 157 (2.99%) User Experience
10 136 (2.59%) Mobile App
11 120 (2.29%) Data Structures
12 110 (2.10%) Device Driver
13 104 (1.98%) Client/Server
14 77 (1.47%) Management Information System
15 52 (0.99%) 3D Graphics
16 48 (0.92%) Visualisation
17 37 (0.71%) Social Media
18 34 (0.65%) Internet of Things
18 34 (0.65%) Semantic Web
19 33 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1376 (26.24%) Linux
2 954 (18.19%) Windows
3 543 (10.35%) UNIX
4 286 (5.45%) Android
5 171 (3.26%) Apple iOS
6 72 (1.37%) Embedded Linux
7 48 (0.92%) Solaris
8 34 (0.65%) VxWorks
9 29 (0.55%) Windows CE
10 28 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
11 27 (0.51%) Mac OS X
12 26 (0.50%) AIX
13 24 (0.46%) Windows 7
13 24 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 20 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
15 17 (0.32%) CentOS
16 16 (0.31%) Mac OS
17 13 (0.25%) Nucleus RTOS
17 13 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
18 12 (0.23%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 4605 (87.81%) Software Engineering
2 1722 (32.84%) Agile Software Development
3 1099 (20.96%) OO
4 662 (12.62%) TDD
5 649 (12.38%) MVC
6 607 (11.58%) Scrum
7 454 (8.66%) Multithreading
8 435 (8.30%) OOD
9 409 (7.80%) UML
10 380 (7.25%) Unit Testing
11 326 (6.22%) Continuous Integration
12 308 (5.87%) OOP
13 270 (5.15%) Automated Testing
14 235 (4.48%) Web Development
15 230 (4.39%) BDD
15 230 (4.39%) Test Automation
16 202 (3.85%) Software Testing
17 181 (3.45%) Mentoring
18 177 (3.38%) E-Commerce
19 170 (3.24%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2189 (41.74%) C++
2 2012 (38.37%) C#
3 1859 (35.45%) Java
4 1401 (26.72%) SQL
5 1228 (23.42%) JavaScript
6 1149 (21.91%) C
7 775 (14.78%) Python
8 359 (6.85%) PHP
9 263 (5.02%) Embedded C
10 220 (4.20%) Ruby
11 208 (3.97%) Perl
12 183 (3.49%) Embedded C++
13 148 (2.82%) VB.NET
14 133 (2.54%) T-SQL
15 127 (2.42%) MATLAB
16 117 (2.23%) VB
17 110 (2.10%) PL/SQL
18 108 (2.06%) Objective-C
19 104 (1.98%) Scala
20 103 (1.96%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1656 (31.58%) Degree
2 276 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 167 (3.18%) PhD
4 143 (2.73%) SC Cleared
5 80 (1.53%) ISEB
6 74 (1.41%) DV Cleared
7 73 (1.39%) ISTQB
8 34 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 27 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
9 27 (0.51%) HND
10 13 (0.25%) HNC
10 13 (0.25%) OCPJP
11 12 (0.23%) OCMJD
12 8 (0.15%) Postgraduate
13 7 (0.13%) Oracle Certification
14 4 (0.076%) MCPD
14 4 (0.076%) MCAD
14 4 (0.076%) MCSD
15 3 (0.057%) MCP
15 3 (0.057%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 441 (8.41%) QA
2 83 (1.58%) ISO 9001
3 43 (0.82%) PCI DSS
4 32 (0.61%) JTAG
5 23 (0.44%) SLA
6 20 (0.38%) DO-178B
7 19 (0.36%) IEC 61508
8 15 (0.29%) ISO 9000
8 15 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 12 (0.23%) GAMP
9 12 (0.23%) TickIT
10 9 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 12207
11 5 (0.095%) WAI
12 4 (0.076%) ISO 8583
13 1 (0.019%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.019%) DO-254
System Software
1 145 (2.77%) Firmware
2 49 (0.93%) Hyper-V
3 47 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (0.71%) Active Directory
5 17 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
6 12 (0.23%) Xen
7 11 (0.21%) XenServer
7 11 (0.21%) KVM
8 10 (0.19%) QEMU
8 10 (0.19%) NFS
9 8 (0.15%) Varnish
10 7 (0.13%) qmail
10 7 (0.13%) OpenSIPS
11 5 (0.095%) Terminal Server
11 5 (0.095%) vSphere
12 4 (0.076%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.076%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.076%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.038%) vCloud
13 2 (0.038%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 50 (0.95%) Puppet
2 44 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
4 15 (0.29%) Nagios
5 8 (0.15%) OpenNMS
6 7 (0.13%) Zenoss
6 7 (0.13%) yum
6 7 (0.13%) Vagrant
6 7 (0.13%) Ansible
7 6 (0.11%) OpenAM
7 6 (0.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 3 (0.057%) MOM
8 3 (0.057%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.057%) AppDNA
9 2 (0.038%) StatsD
9 2 (0.038%) Salt
9 2 (0.038%) Hyperic
9 2 (0.038%) Graphite
9 2 (0.038%) Oozie
10 1 (0.019%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 630 (12.01%) Microsoft
2 610 (11.63%) Oracle
3 73 (1.39%) VMware
4 71 (1.35%) Google
5 53 (1.01%) IBM
6 47 (0.90%) Sybase
7 35 (0.67%) SAP
8 34 (0.65%) Red Hat
9 33 (0.63%) Zend
9 33 (0.63%) Citrix
10 32 (0.61%) Apple
10 32 (0.61%) Cisco
11 31 (0.59%) Intel
12 30 (0.57%) Twitter
12 30 (0.57%) Adobe
13 29 (0.55%) Informatica
13 29 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
14 25 (0.48%) Perforce
14 25 (0.48%) Sitecore
15 24 (0.46%) TOWER Software
Watford, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + be - 20% bonus, trips, pens +
Posted: 12 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + bens - shares, pens, health+
Posted: 12 hours ago
North West London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
Optimus Search
Salary: £28000 - £60000 per annum + Share Options/ Bonus/ Relocation
Posted: 14 hours ago
Dorchester, Dorset
XIST4 IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Somerset
XIST4 IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Bens
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Harrington Starr
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + benefits + training
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Esum
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
DMS Computer Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Nantwich, Cheshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago