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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Application Engineer
Rank 875 900 863
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -37
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Applications Engineer 18 7 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.006% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.006% 0.010%
Number of salaries quoted 14 6 8
Average salary £34,250 £29,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.10% -1.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £23,200
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £41,250 £45,100
UK excluding London average salary £34,250 £29,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+16.10% -1.66%

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
103166 108467 100157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.53% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 85861 87695 83035
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 August 2015 within the UK.

Software Applications Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Software Applications Engineer
Top 12 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 28 August 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
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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 +16 18 £34,250 +16.10%
East of England - 7 £25,000 -
South West - 6 £42,500 -
Bristol - 6 £42,500 -
Ipswich - 5 £26,000 -
Suffolk - 5 £26,000 -
London - 4 - -
Colchester - 2 £25,000 -
Essex - 2 £25,000 -
South East +11 1 £42,500 +44.06%
Dartford - 1 £42,500 -
Kent - 1 £42,500 -

Software Applications Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 37 (80.43%) C#
1 37 (80.43%) .NET
2 32 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (69.57%) TDD
3 29 (63.04%) JavaScript
4 26 (56.52%) HTML
5 24 (52.17%) SQL Server
6 23 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 23 (50.00%) jQuery
7 21 (45.65%) Microsoft
8 19 (41.30%) Microsoft Certification
9 13 (28.26%) Software Engineering
9 13 (28.26%) Windows
10 12 (26.09%) SDLC
11 10 (21.74%) ASP.NET
12 9 (19.57%) SQL
12 9 (19.57%) VB
12 9 (19.57%) VB.NET
12 9 (19.57%) Pair Programming
12 9 (19.57%) VB6
12 9 (19.57%) Migration
12 9 (19.57%) Games
12 9 (19.57%) XAML
12 9 (19.57%) MVVM
12 9 (19.57%) Apple iOS
12 9 (19.57%) Windows 8
12 9 (19.57%) Xamarin
12 9 (19.57%) Test Automation
12 9 (19.57%) Windows Phone
12 9 (19.57%) Xbox

Software Applications Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Office
1 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (52.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 9 (19.57%) Games
2 3 (6.52%) German Language
3 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (80.43%) .NET
2 26 (56.52%) HTML
3 23 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 23 (50.00%) jQuery
4 10 (21.74%) ASP.NET
5 3 (6.52%) XML
5 3 (6.52%) XSL
6 1 (2.17%) WCF
6 1 (2.17%) WPF
6 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.57%) Xbox
2 4 (8.70%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.52%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 13 (28.26%) Windows
2 9 (19.57%) Android
2 9 (19.57%) Apple iOS
2 9 (19.57%) Windows 8
2 9 (19.57%) Windows Phone
3 3 (6.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
1 32 (69.57%) TDD
2 13 (28.26%) Software Engineering
3 12 (26.09%) SDLC
4 9 (19.57%) Unit Testing
4 9 (19.57%) System Testing
4 9 (19.57%) Test Automation
4 9 (19.57%) MVVM
4 9 (19.57%) Android Development
4 9 (19.57%) iOS Development
4 9 (19.57%) Pair Programming
4 9 (19.57%) Migration
5 4 (8.70%) OO
6 3 (6.52%) CRM
7 1 (2.17%) OOD
7 1 (2.17%) Project Management
7 1 (2.17%) MVC
7 1 (2.17%) UML
7 1 (2.17%) Image Processing
7 1 (2.17%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 37 (80.43%) C#
2 29 (63.04%) JavaScript
3 9 (19.57%) SQL
3 9 (19.57%) VB
3 9 (19.57%) VB.NET
3 9 (19.57%) XAML
3 9 (19.57%) VB6
4 7 (15.22%) C++
5 6 (13.04%) Java
6 1 (2.17%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (41.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (10.87%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 21 (45.65%) Microsoft
2 9 (19.57%) Xamarin
3 3 (6.52%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle