The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Software Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 128 114 106
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 2486 2807 3216
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.49% 2.60% 2.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.59% 2.69% 2.82%
Number of salaries quoted 2114 2281 2798
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
95982 104272 114131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.29% 96.47% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 80766 85499 93521
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Software Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Software Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Engineer over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 within the UK.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Software Engineer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -17 2303 £45,000 +5.88% 340
London +21 696 £55,000 - 79
South East +8 675 £42,500 - 78
East of England -2 265 £45,000 +5.88% 54
South West -30 192 £42,500 +6.25% 38
Hampshire +24 145 £42,500 +6.25% 18
Cambridgeshire -9 142 £47,500 +11.76% 37
Yorkshire -14 136 £42,500 +6.25% 24
City of London +78 129 £50,000 -4.76% 9
Berkshire +7 121 £47,500 -5.00% 14
East Midlands 0 120 £35,000 -12.50% 16
North West +2 118 £40,000 -5.88% 26
Cambridge -3 117 £50,000 +16.27% 29
West Yorkshire +6 116 £45,000 +12.50% 18
West Sussex -2 112 £42,500 - 5
Leeds +3 103 £45,000 +9.09% 15
West Midlands -35 102 £40,000 - 19
Oxfordshire +15 93 £45,000 +5.88% 10
Surrey -17 91 £45,000 - 18
Manchester -9 84 £41,500 +3.75% 22
Scotland -7 80 £39,000 +1.29% 20
Hertfordshire +24 68 £37,500 -16.66% 2
Bristol -30 67 £42,000 +2.43% 13
Gloucestershire 0 63 £45,000 +12.50% 11
Nottinghamshire +24 50 £35,000 -12.50% 3
Wales +12 50 £39,250 +5.36% 7
Buckinghamshire +5 50 £40,000 +2.56% 6
Southampton +15 49 £42,500 -15.00% 4
Abingdon -1 48 £37,500 -21.05% 6
Reading 0 47 £50,000 +11.11% 6

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 5034 (97.90%) Software Engineering
2 2223 (43.23%) C++
3 2168 (42.16%) Agile Software Development
4 2108 (41.00%) Java
5 1930 (37.53%) C#
6 1579 (30.71%) Degree
7 1508 (29.33%) JavaScript
8 1427 (27.75%) SQL
9 1268 (24.66%) .NET
10 1239 (24.10%) Linux
11 1168 (22.71%) Computer Science
12 1162 (22.60%) OO
13 1161 (22.58%) HTML
14 1104 (21.47%) C
15 1070 (20.81%) TDD
16 913 (17.76%) Python
17 909 (17.68%) Windows
18 890 (17.31%) CSS
19 847 (16.47%) Scrum
20 780 (15.17%) Web Services
21 779 (15.15%) SQL Server
22 680 (13.22%) MVC
23 628 (12.21%) Finance
23 628 (12.21%) Continuous Integration
24 567 (11.03%) ASP.NET
25 535 (10.40%) XML
26 531 (10.33%) Git (software)
27 518 (10.07%) Oracle
28 512 (9.96%) AngularJS
29 505 (9.82%) jQuery

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 309 (6.01%) Node.js
2 172 (3.35%) Apache
3 145 (2.82%) Tomcat
4 115 (2.24%) Elasticsearch
5 90 (1.75%) JBoss
6 72 (1.40%) IIS
7 68 (1.32%) Apache Spark
8 53 (1.03%) WebSphere
9 44 (0.86%) OpenStack
10 42 (0.82%) Apache Solr
11 41 (0.80%) Confluence
12 32 (0.62%) WebLogic
13 30 (0.58%) Mule
14 26 (0.51%) Apache Pig
15 25 (0.49%) CMS
16 22 (0.43%) nginx
16 22 (0.43%) SharePoint
17 19 (0.37%) OpenEdge
18 18 (0.35%) NServiceBus
19 17 (0.33%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 206 (4.01%) MS Excel
2 28 (0.54%) Simulink
3 19 (0.37%) TargetLink
4 15 (0.29%) MS Office
5 9 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.12%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.097%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.039%) HipChat
9 1 (0.019%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.019%) MS Project
9 1 (0.019%) Revit
Business Applications
1 40 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 12 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.23%) VisionPLUS
3 5 (0.097%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 5 (0.097%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.097%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.078%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.078%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.058%) assyst
5 3 (0.058%) Magento
5 3 (0.058%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.058%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.039%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.039%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.019%) Fredhopper
7 1 (0.019%) MetaTrader
7 1 (0.019%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 299 (5.81%) Amazon AWS
2 182 (3.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 116 (2.26%) SaaS
4 70 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
5 60 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
6 55 (1.07%) GitHub
7 45 (0.88%) PaaS
8 38 (0.74%) Amazon S3
9 36 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
10 22 (0.43%) Google App Engine
11 16 (0.31%) IaaS
12 15 (0.29%) Amazon Kinesis
13 11 (0.21%) Amazon EMR
13 11 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
13 11 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
14 9 (0.18%) Heroku
15 8 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
15 8 (0.16%) Route 53
16 7 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
17 6 (0.12%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 231 (4.49%) TCP/IP
2 167 (3.25%) HTTP
3 132 (2.57%) Internet
4 49 (0.95%) Network Security
5 43 (0.84%) Ethernet
6 29 (0.56%) SSL
7 26 (0.51%) RS-232
7 26 (0.51%) RS-485
8 25 (0.49%) Wireless
9 24 (0.47%) VoIP
10 22 (0.43%) LDAP
11 19 (0.37%) SNMP
12 18 (0.35%) AMQP
13 17 (0.33%) DNS
13 17 (0.33%) HTTPS
14 15 (0.29%) FTP
14 15 (0.29%) RFID
15 14 (0.27%) Firewall
15 14 (0.27%) GSM
15 14 (0.27%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 779 (15.15%) SQL Server
2 423 (8.23%) NoSQL
3 393 (7.64%) MySQL
4 303 (5.89%) Big Data
5 259 (5.04%) Relational Database
6 197 (3.83%) Hadoop
7 195 (3.79%) MongoDB
8 137 (2.66%) PostgreSQL
9 113 (2.20%) Apache Cassandra
10 86 (1.67%) Redis
11 81 (1.58%) RDBMS
12 68 (1.32%) Oracle Database
13 62 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
14 56 (1.09%) Apache Hive
15 55 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
16 53 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 46 (0.89%) Data Mining
18 44 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 43 (0.84%) GIS
20 35 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 531 (10.33%) Git (software)
2 387 (7.53%) Visual Studio
3 295 (5.74%) Subversion
4 281 (5.46%) Jenkins
5 263 (5.11%) Maven
6 210 (4.08%) JUnit
7 172 (3.35%) JIRA
8 131 (2.55%) Eclipse
9 123 (2.39%) Selenium
10 115 (2.24%) NUnit
10 115 (2.24%) Team Foundation Server
11 86 (1.67%) TeamCity
12 84 (1.63%) Ant
13 82 (1.59%) Cucumber
14 68 (1.32%) Mercurial
15 60 (1.17%) MSTest
16 56 (1.09%) SpecFlow
17 47 (0.91%) Mockito
18 44 (0.86%) LabVIEW
19 41 (0.80%) Hudson
General
1 628 (12.21%) Finance
2 301 (5.85%) Telecoms
3 268 (5.21%) Games
4 260 (5.06%) Electronics
5 142 (2.76%) Manufacturing
6 139 (2.70%) Aerospace
7 137 (2.66%) Retail
8 111 (2.16%) Marketing
9 101 (1.96%) Banking
10 83 (1.61%) Automotive
11 76 (1.48%) Advertising
12 65 (1.26%) Front Office
13 45 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
14 42 (0.82%) Financial Institution
15 32 (0.62%) Avionics
16 29 (0.56%) Legal
17 27 (0.53%) Military
18 26 (0.51%) Law
19 25 (0.49%) Investment Banking
20 22 (0.43%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1268 (24.66%) .NET
2 1161 (22.58%) HTML
3 890 (17.31%) CSS
4 780 (15.17%) Web Services
5 567 (11.03%) ASP.NET
6 535 (10.40%) XML
7 512 (9.96%) AngularJS
8 505 (9.82%) jQuery
9 502 (9.76%) HTML5
10 383 (7.45%) Spring
11 345 (6.71%) WPF
12 343 (6.67%) REST
13 337 (6.55%) WCF
14 295 (5.74%) JSON
15 267 (5.19%) J2EE
16 253 (4.92%) CSS3
17 252 (4.90%) RESTful
18 251 (4.88%) .NET Framework
19 246 (4.78%) ASP.NET MVC
20 238 (4.63%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1168 (22.71%) Computer Science
2 471 (9.16%) Mathematics
3 301 (5.85%) Algorithms
4 292 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
5 222 (4.32%) Embedded Systems
6 201 (3.91%) Physics
7 155 (3.01%) Mobile App
8 128 (2.49%) Data Structures
9 123 (2.39%) Hedge funds
10 118 (2.29%) User Experience
11 107 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
12 98 (1.91%) Digital Media
13 89 (1.73%) Visualisation
14 69 (1.34%) Device Driver
15 68 (1.32%) N-Tier
16 64 (1.24%) Client/Server
17 55 (1.07%) Artificial Intelligence
18 53 (1.03%) Fintech
19 47 (0.91%) Cryptography
20 43 (0.84%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1239 (24.10%) Linux
2 909 (17.68%) Windows
3 440 (8.56%) Unix
4 277 (5.39%) Android
5 204 (3.97%) Apple iOS
6 97 (1.89%) Embedded Linux
7 65 (1.26%) VxWorks
8 47 (0.91%) Mac OS X
9 36 (0.70%) Windows XP
10 34 (0.66%) Windows Server
11 28 (0.54%) Windows Phone
12 27 (0.53%) Windows Mobile
13 24 (0.47%) Windows CE
14 21 (0.41%) Ubuntu
15 20 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 18 (0.35%) Solaris
17 17 (0.33%) Windows 7
18 14 (0.27%) Debian
18 14 (0.27%) Mac OS
19 13 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5034 (97.90%) Software Engineering
2 2168 (42.16%) Agile Software Development
3 1162 (22.60%) OO
4 1070 (20.81%) TDD
5 847 (16.47%) Scrum
6 680 (13.22%) MVC
7 628 (12.21%) Continuous Integration
8 504 (9.80%) Multithreading
9 495 (9.63%) SDLC
10 474 (9.22%) BDD
11 393 (7.64%) Unit Testing
12 368 (7.16%) Open Source
13 367 (7.14%) OOP
14 341 (6.63%) OOD
15 327 (6.36%) Mentoring
16 291 (5.66%) UML
17 263 (5.11%) DevOps
18 259 (5.04%) Web Development
19 231 (4.49%) SOA
20 188 (3.66%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 2223 (43.23%) C++
2 2108 (41.00%) Java
3 1930 (37.53%) C#
4 1508 (29.33%) JavaScript
5 1427 (27.75%) SQL
6 1104 (21.47%) C
7 913 (17.76%) Python
8 291 (5.66%) PHP
9 250 (4.86%) Ruby
10 227 (4.41%) Embedded C
11 207 (4.03%) Scala
12 190 (3.70%) T-SQL
13 176 (3.42%) PL/SQL
14 156 (3.03%) Perl
15 148 (2.88%) Embedded C++
16 116 (2.26%) Objective-C
17 107 (2.08%) VB.NET
18 95 (1.85%) MATLAB
19 86 (1.67%) Bash Shell
19 86 (1.67%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 1579 (30.71%) Degree
2 259 (5.04%) Security Cleared
3 139 (2.70%) PhD
4 97 (1.89%) SC Cleared
5 68 (1.32%) DV Cleared
6 31 (0.60%) HND
7 29 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
8 17 (0.33%) MCSE
9 15 (0.29%) CISSP
10 14 (0.27%) HNC
11 11 (0.21%) DBS Check
12 10 (0.19%) CCNA
12 10 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (0.19%) GIAC
12 10 (0.19%) Linux+ Certification
12 10 (0.19%) Network+ Certification
12 10 (0.19%) SANS
12 10 (0.19%) SSCP
13 8 (0.16%) Postgraduate
14 6 (0.12%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 242 (4.71%) QA
2 40 (0.78%) ISO 9001
2 40 (0.78%) MISRA
3 23 (0.45%) MISRA C
4 16 (0.31%) DO-178B
4 16 (0.31%) ISO15022
4 16 (0.31%) ISO20022
5 15 (0.29%) SDET
6 13 (0.25%) SLA
7 10 (0.19%) ISO13485
8 9 (0.18%) Data Quality
8 9 (0.18%) DICOM
8 9 (0.18%) PCI DSS
9 8 (0.16%) TickIT
10 7 (0.14%) ISO 9000
11 6 (0.12%) GAMP
11 6 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 12207
11 6 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 5 (0.097%) IEC 61508
13 4 (0.078%) DO-254
System Software
1 151 (2.94%) Firmware
2 113 (2.20%) Docker
3 30 (0.58%) HDFS
4 22 (0.43%) Active Directory
5 15 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
6 14 (0.27%) Xen
7 12 (0.23%) Varnish
8 10 (0.19%) LXC
9 9 (0.18%) Apache Flume
10 6 (0.12%) NFS
10 6 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
11 4 (0.078%) Snort
12 3 (0.058%) XenServer
13 2 (0.039%) iptables
14 1 (0.019%) etcd
14 1 (0.019%) Hyper-V
14 1 (0.019%) KVM
14 1 (0.019%) VirtualBox
14 1 (0.019%) XenApp
14 1 (0.019%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 130 (2.53%) Puppet
2 113 (2.20%) Opscode Chef
3 84 (1.63%) Ansible
4 31 (0.60%) WMI
5 25 (0.49%) Terraform
6 13 (0.25%) Oozie
6 13 (0.25%) Salt
7 8 (0.16%) Hadoop YARN
7 8 (0.16%) Kibana
7 8 (0.16%) logstash
8 7 (0.14%) Mesos
9 6 (0.12%) Graphite
10 5 (0.097%) HAProxy
10 5 (0.097%) Kubernetes
10 5 (0.097%) StatsD
11 3 (0.058%) Wonderware InTouch
12 2 (0.039%) Ambari
12 2 (0.039%) Capistrano
12 2 (0.039%) HP Quality Center
12 2 (0.039%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 518 (10.07%) Oracle
2 473 (9.20%) Microsoft
3 75 (1.46%) Google
4 59 (1.15%) TIBCO
5 57 (1.11%) Sophos
6 49 (0.95%) Informatica
7 47 (0.91%) SAP
8 44 (0.86%) Progress
9 42 (0.82%) Apple
10 33 (0.64%) Sybase
11 29 (0.56%) Red Hat
12 28 (0.54%) Atlassian
13 27 (0.53%) Facebook
14 25 (0.49%) VMware
14 25 (0.49%) Zend
15 24 (0.47%) Perforce
15 24 (0.47%) Xamarin
16 22 (0.43%) hybris
16 22 (0.43%) IBM
17 18 (0.35%) Twitter
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: Excellent salary plus benefits!
Posted: 5 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 per annum + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Blue Glue
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
London
Reward Recruitment
Salary: From £20,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Searchability
Salary: £32000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonuses
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Heat Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Uxbridge, Middlesex
The People Network
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £35,000
Posted: Yesterday
London
Linux Recruit
Salary: £65,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Heat Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Gatwick, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Circa £52K Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £100000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits and Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Bedford, Bedfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £35,000
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £50k DoE + top benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Heat Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
FPSG Connect
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Training + Recognition!
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £35,000
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Kalpa Resource
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Gatwick, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £45k plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bedford, Bedfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: £40,000 to £60,000
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Salary: £20,000 to £25,000
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
IT Connections
Salary: £30,000 to £40,000
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Matt Burton Associates Ltd
Salary: £31k - 45k per year + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday