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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 123 97 92
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 2473 2741 3227
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 2.31% 2.76% 2.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.44% 2.93% 3.07%
Number of salaries quoted 2124 2387 2864
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
101207 93640 105041
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.39% 94.21% 95.25%
Number of salaries quoted 82615 78406 90395
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 28 August 2014.

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 28 August 2014. 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 -14 630 £42,500 +6.25% 80
London -38 574 £50,000 -9.09% 89
East of England -8 386 £40,000 - 56
South West -23 279 £33,750 -3.57% 61
East Midlands +31 186 £37,500 +7.14% 17
Yorkshire -14 167 £40,000 +9.58% 15
North West -54 120 £37,500 +10.29% 23
West Midlands -24 118 £35,000 - 18
North East -15 21 £27,500 -31.25% 7
Midlands - 1 £35,000 -
Software Engineer
UK

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 5014 (88.38%) Software Engineering
2 2428 (42.80%) C++
3 2373 (41.83%) C#
4 2052 (36.17%) Java
5 1826 (32.19%) Degree
6 1658 (29.23%) .NET
7 1460 (25.74%) SQL
8 1437 (25.33%) Computer Science
9 1425 (25.12%) Linux
10 1406 (24.78%) C
11 1185 (20.89%) JavaScript
12 1178 (20.77%) HTML
13 1166 (20.55%) OO
14 1045 (18.42%) Windows
15 979 (17.26%) SQL Server
16 954 (16.82%) Agile Software Development
17 829 (14.61%) Finance
18 816 (14.38%) ASP.NET
19 749 (13.20%) CSS
20 744 (13.11%) Scrum
21 737 (12.99%) TDD
22 722 (12.73%) Python
23 686 (12.09%) Microsoft
24 678 (11.95%) Oracle
25 672 (11.85%) XML
26 630 (11.11%) MVC
27 607 (10.70%) UNIX
28 557 (9.82%) Web Services
29 551 (9.71%) Mathematics
30 525 (9.25%) Multithreading

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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
1 152 (2.68%) Apache
2 137 (2.41%) Tomcat
3 122 (2.15%) WebSphere
4 96 (1.69%) IIS
5 90 (1.59%) WebLogic
6 84 (1.48%) Node.js
7 66 (1.16%) CMS
7 66 (1.16%) Apache Solr
8 61 (1.08%) SharePoint
9 58 (1.02%) Oracle Service Bus
10 40 (0.71%) GlassFish
11 34 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
12 31 (0.55%) WordPress
13 25 (0.44%) OpenStack
14 19 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 18 (0.32%) Apache Pig
16 17 (0.30%) Jetty
16 17 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
16 17 (0.30%) Apache ServiceMix
17 14 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 306 (5.39%) MS Excel
2 55 (0.97%) MS Office
3 26 (0.46%) Simulink
4 18 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
5 16 (0.28%) Photoshop
6 12 (0.21%) TargetLink
7 8 (0.14%) Stateflow
7 8 (0.14%) Maya
8 7 (0.12%) 3ds Max
9 4 (0.071%) Blender
9 4 (0.071%) MS Visio
10 3 (0.053%) CINEMA 4D
10 3 (0.053%) Doxygen
11 2 (0.035%) PowerPivot
11 2 (0.035%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (0.018%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.018%) Zemax
Business Applications
1 41 (0.72%) Oracle BPM
2 31 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.14%) Oracle Cash Management
3 8 (0.14%) Magento
4 6 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.088%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.053%) LabWindows
6 3 (0.053%) Tridion
7 1 (0.018%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.018%) Visualfiles
7 1 (0.018%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 104 (1.83%) SaaS
2 74 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
3 71 (1.25%) GitHub
4 68 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
5 49 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
6 18 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
7 16 (0.28%) PaaS
8 11 (0.19%) Force.com
9 9 (0.16%) Basecamp
10 6 (0.11%) IaaS
11 5 (0.088%) Google Apps
11 5 (0.088%) Heroku
12 4 (0.071%) Google App Engine
13 3 (0.053%) Office 365
14 1 (0.018%) Amazon SQS
14 1 (0.018%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 266 (4.69%) TCP/IP
2 170 (3.00%) Internet
3 162 (2.86%) HTTP
4 123 (2.17%) Wireless
5 117 (2.06%) SSL
6 73 (1.29%) Ethernet
7 71 (1.25%) GSM
8 48 (0.85%) LTE
9 45 (0.79%) RTP
10 36 (0.63%) FTP
10 36 (0.63%) UMTS
11 35 (0.62%) VoIP
12 34 (0.60%) Bluetooth
13 30 (0.53%) GPRS
14 28 (0.49%) Asterisk PBX
14 28 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
15 24 (0.42%) DNS
16 20 (0.35%) SMS
17 19 (0.33%) PBX
17 19 (0.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 979 (17.26%) SQL Server
2 349 (6.15%) MySQL
3 274 (4.83%) Big Data
4 242 (4.27%) Relational Database
5 184 (3.24%) Hadoop
6 163 (2.87%) SQL Server 2008
7 128 (2.26%) MongoDB
8 124 (2.19%) NoSQL
9 120 (2.12%) RDBMS
10 103 (1.82%) Apache Cassandra
11 78 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
12 77 (1.36%) SQL Server 2005
13 74 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
14 67 (1.18%) OLTP
14 67 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 61 (1.08%) Oracle Database
16 54 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 45 (0.79%) DB2
18 38 (0.67%) Apache Hive
19 36 (0.63%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 425 (7.49%) Visual Studio
2 408 (7.19%) Subversion
3 329 (5.80%) Git (software)
4 270 (4.76%) Eclipse
5 214 (3.77%) Jenkins
6 175 (3.08%) Selenium
7 163 (2.87%) Hudson
8 157 (2.77%) Maven
9 148 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
10 124 (2.19%) JIRA
11 119 (2.10%) NUnit
12 113 (1.99%) JUnit
13 86 (1.52%) Ant
14 80 (1.41%) JDeveloper
15 76 (1.34%) Xcode
16 56 (0.99%) Rational DOORS
17 51 (0.90%) ClearCase
18 48 (0.85%) Bugzilla
19 43 (0.76%) Mercurial
20 40 (0.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 829 (14.61%) Finance
2 325 (5.73%) Games
3 314 (5.53%) Electronics
4 286 (5.04%) Telecoms
5 157 (2.77%) Banking
6 138 (2.43%) Manufacturing
7 127 (2.24%) Retail
8 122 (2.15%) Military
9 117 (2.06%) Aerospace
10 107 (1.89%) Automotive
11 80 (1.41%) Marketing
12 76 (1.34%) Publishing
13 51 (0.90%) Multimedia
14 49 (0.86%) French Language
15 41 (0.72%) Investment Banking
16 37 (0.65%) Advertising
17 24 (0.42%) Financial Institution
18 22 (0.39%) Law
19 21 (0.37%) Avionics
20 20 (0.35%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1658 (29.23%) .NET
2 1178 (20.77%) HTML
3 816 (14.38%) ASP.NET
4 749 (13.20%) CSS
5 672 (11.85%) XML
6 557 (9.82%) Web Services
7 457 (8.06%) HTML5
8 408 (7.19%) jQuery
9 389 (6.86%) Spring
10 374 (6.59%) WCF
11 353 (6.22%) J2EE
12 347 (6.12%) .NET Framework
13 331 (5.83%) WPF
14 260 (4.58%) ASP.NET MVC
15 244 (4.30%) Ajax
16 218 (3.84%) CSS3
17 217 (3.83%) SOAP
18 211 (3.72%) STL
19 204 (3.60%) REST
20 199 (3.51%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1437 (25.33%) Computer Science
2 551 (9.71%) Mathematics
3 230 (4.05%) Physics
4 224 (3.95%) Open Source
5 195 (3.44%) Enterprise Software
6 176 (3.10%) Mobile App
7 171 (3.01%) Embedded Systems
8 142 (2.50%) Device Driver
9 135 (2.38%) Firmware
10 114 (2.01%) 3D Graphics
11 101 (1.78%) Client/Server
12 64 (1.13%) N-Tier
13 61 (1.08%) Inversion of Control
14 58 (1.02%) Hedge funds
15 56 (0.99%) Statistics
15 56 (0.99%) Management Information System
16 49 (0.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 49 (0.86%) Digital Media
17 46 (0.81%) iPad
18 40 (0.71%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 1425 (25.12%) Linux
2 1045 (18.42%) Windows
3 607 (10.70%) UNIX
4 291 (5.13%) Android
5 194 (3.42%) Apple iOS
6 149 (2.63%) Embedded Linux
7 66 (1.16%) Mac OS X
8 43 (0.76%) Solaris
9 32 (0.56%) Windows CE
10 30 (0.53%) AIX
11 24 (0.42%) Windows Phone
12 23 (0.41%) VxWorks
13 22 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
14 20 (0.35%) Windows 7
15 17 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
16 16 (0.28%) Debian
16 16 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 15 (0.26%) Windows 8
18 14 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
19 9 (0.16%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5014 (88.38%) Software Engineering
2 1166 (20.55%) OO
3 954 (16.82%) Agile Software Development
4 744 (13.11%) Scrum
5 737 (12.99%) TDD
6 630 (11.11%) MVC
7 525 (9.25%) Multithreading
8 399 (7.03%) Unit Testing
9 360 (6.35%) OOD
10 342 (6.03%) Continuous Integration
11 326 (5.75%) UML
12 306 (5.39%) OOP
13 234 (4.12%) SOA
14 224 (3.95%) E-Commerce
15 217 (3.83%) Web Development
16 211 (3.72%) Automated Testing
17 208 (3.67%) Software Testing
18 191 (3.37%) BDD
19 175 (3.08%) Configuration Management
20 162 (2.86%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2428 (42.80%) C++
2 2373 (41.83%) C#
3 2052 (36.17%) Java
4 1460 (25.74%) SQL
5 1406 (24.78%) C
6 1185 (20.89%) JavaScript
7 722 (12.73%) Python
8 326 (5.75%) PHP
9 244 (4.30%) Embedded C
10 235 (4.14%) Perl
11 227 (4.00%) Ruby
12 176 (3.10%) VB.NET
13 167 (2.94%) Embedded C++
14 146 (2.57%) VB
15 144 (2.54%) Scala
16 143 (2.52%) Objective-C
17 129 (2.27%) T-SQL
18 120 (2.12%) Bash Shell
19 106 (1.87%) PL/SQL
20 100 (1.76%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 1826 (32.19%) Degree
2 264 (4.65%) Security Cleared
3 166 (2.93%) PhD
4 106 (1.87%) SC Cleared
5 96 (1.69%) ISEB
6 76 (1.34%) ISTQB
7 53 (0.93%) DV Cleared
8 25 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
9 22 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 12 (0.21%) CSSLP
10 12 (0.21%) CISSP
11 11 (0.19%) HND
12 10 (0.18%) BC Cleared
13 9 (0.16%) HNC
14 6 (0.11%) MCP
14 6 (0.11%) MCSD
15 5 (0.088%) CCA
16 4 (0.071%) MCSE
16 4 (0.071%) MCSA
16 4 (0.071%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 335 (5.91%) QA
2 101 (1.78%) ISO 9001
3 30 (0.53%) TickIT
4 28 (0.49%) ISO 9000
5 26 (0.46%) DO-178B
5 26 (0.46%) JTAG
6 18 (0.32%) IEC 61508
7 17 (0.30%) SLA
8 11 (0.19%) WAI
9 6 (0.11%) GAMP
10 4 (0.071%) Solvency II
10 4 (0.071%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.071%) DICOM
11 3 (0.053%) HL7
12 2 (0.035%) Data Quality
12 2 (0.035%) PCI DSS
13 1 (0.018%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 1 (0.018%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 33 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (0.39%) Hyper-V
3 15 (0.26%) KVM
4 12 (0.21%) Active Directory
5 10 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
6 8 (0.14%) OpenSIPS
7 7 (0.12%) VirtualBox
8 6 (0.11%) vSphere
8 6 (0.11%) QEMU
8 6 (0.11%) NFS
9 4 (0.071%) Varnish
9 4 (0.071%) UAG
9 4 (0.071%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.053%) HDFS
10 3 (0.053%) Postfix
11 2 (0.035%) zsh
12 1 (0.018%) Xen
12 1 (0.018%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.018%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.018%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 64 (1.13%) Puppet
2 56 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (0.12%) Vagrant
5 6 (0.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 5 (0.088%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 4 (0.071%) ZABBIX
7 4 (0.071%) Capistrano
7 4 (0.071%) Nagios
7 4 (0.071%) NetBackup
7 4 (0.071%) SCCM
8 3 (0.053%) Kibana
9 2 (0.035%) CA Wily
9 2 (0.035%) StatsD
9 2 (0.035%) Ansible
9 2 (0.035%) logstash
9 2 (0.035%) Hyperic
9 2 (0.035%) Unicenter
9 2 (0.035%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.035%) OpenView
Vendors
1 686 (12.09%) Microsoft
2 678 (11.95%) Oracle
3 153 (2.70%) Google
4 123 (2.17%) JBoss
5 69 (1.22%) Facebook
6 49 (0.86%) Perforce
7 47 (0.83%) VMware
8 42 (0.74%) Sybase
9 40 (0.71%) IBM
10 35 (0.62%) Zend
10 35 (0.62%) Adobe
11 33 (0.58%) SAP
12 31 (0.55%) Red Hat
12 31 (0.55%) Cisco
13 30 (0.53%) Twitter
14 29 (0.51%) hybris
15 19 (0.33%) Sitecore
15 19 (0.33%) Salesforce.com
16 17 (0.30%) MKS
17 16 (0.28%) Borland
London
Ability Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Options
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £35-42,000 + Bens
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Pension, Gym and Food support
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
West Midlands
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bath, Somerset
XIST4 IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Surrey
ECM Selection
Salary: to £60k + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000-50,000
Posted: 10 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-40,000
Posted: 10 hours ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-45,000
Posted: 10 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Webrecruit
Salary: £35,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £25000 to £28500 per annum - Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £25000 to £35000 per annum - flexible benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-38,000
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Ability Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Options
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Intapeople
Salary: £25000 to £29000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 45,000 + Great Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Training and Career Progression!
Posted: 14 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Webrecruit
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago