The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Applications Engineer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Applications Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Application Engineer
Rank 896 868 888
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Applications Engineer 6 8 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.007% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.008% 0.012%
Number of salaries quoted 5 6 12
Average salary £29,500 £31,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.60% -26.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,400 £22,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £40,250 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £29,500 £31,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-5.60% -26.47%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
108127 100585 110257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87510 83697 93999
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Software Applications Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Software Applications Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Software Applications Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Applications Engineer within the UK.

Software Applications Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Software Applications Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Applications Engineer over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 within the UK.

Software Applications Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Software Applications Engineer
Top 10 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Applications Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 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
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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
England -21 5 £27,250 -9.16%
South East -11 4 £27,250 +9.00%
Aylesbury - 2 £26,750 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £26,750 -
West Midlands -13 1 - -
Scotland -14 1 £42,500 -1.16%
Staffordshire -15 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £25,000 -
Hampshire - 1 £40,000 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 - -

Software Applications Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Software Applications 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 Applications Engineer in their job title.

1 5 (38.46%) Software Engineering
1 5 (38.46%) C#
1 5 (38.46%) .NET
2 4 (30.77%) PHP
2 4 (30.77%) Linux
3 3 (23.08%) UNIX
3 3 (23.08%) Windows
3 3 (23.08%) Python
3 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 3 (23.08%) C++
3 3 (23.08%) Java
3 3 (23.08%) MVC
3 3 (23.08%) QA
4 2 (15.38%) WCF
4 2 (15.38%) WPF
4 2 (15.38%) Symfony
4 2 (15.38%) Zend
4 2 (15.38%) Artificial Intelligence
4 2 (15.38%) XPath
4 2 (15.38%) Degree
4 2 (15.38%) RDBMS
4 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
4 2 (15.38%) MongoDB
4 2 (15.38%) NoSQL
4 2 (15.38%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (15.38%) Yii
4 2 (15.38%) Apache Solr
4 2 (15.38%) Regular Expression
4 2 (15.38%) Big Data
4 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Software

Software Applications Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Software Applications 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 Applications Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) Apache
1 2 (15.38%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Visualfiles
1 1 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Data Mining
1 2 (15.38%) RDBMS
1 2 (15.38%) MongoDB
1 2 (15.38%) NoSQL
1 2 (15.38%) Big Data
1 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
1 2 (15.38%) MySQL
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) DTS
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.69%) NUnit
2 1 (7.69%) Subversion
2 1 (7.69%) JIRA
2 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.69%) Mercurial
2 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.69%) Ant
General
1 2 (15.38%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) Back Office
2 1 (7.69%) Electronics
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) .NET
2 2 (15.38%) WCF
2 2 (15.38%) WPF
2 2 (15.38%) Symfony
2 2 (15.38%) XSLT
2 2 (15.38%) Middleware
2 2 (15.38%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (15.38%) Yii
2 2 (15.38%) Regular Expression
2 2 (15.38%) HTML
3 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
3 1 (7.69%) HTML5
3 1 (7.69%) CSS
3 1 (7.69%) SOAP
3 1 (7.69%) Web Services
3 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Artificial Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
1 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (7.69%) User Experience
2 1 (7.69%) Open Source
2 1 (7.69%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Linux
2 3 (23.08%) UNIX
2 3 (23.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Software Engineering
2 3 (23.08%) MVC
3 2 (15.38%) OO
3 2 (15.38%) ITIL
3 2 (15.38%) OO PHP
4 1 (7.69%) DevOps
4 1 (7.69%) UML
4 1 (7.69%) OOP
4 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.69%) CAD
4 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Workflow
4 1 (7.69%) Validation
4 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) C#
2 4 (30.77%) PHP
3 3 (23.08%) Python
3 3 (23.08%) C++
3 3 (23.08%) Java
4 2 (15.38%) SQL
4 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
4 2 (15.38%) XPath
5 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
5 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
5 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
5 1 (7.69%) Ruby
5 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Zend
3 1 (7.69%) AccuRev
3 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
3 1 (7.69%) Remedy
3 1 (7.69%) SAP