The table below looks at the statistics for the Software 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 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 95 77
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 2938 3033 3770
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.77% 2.96% 3.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.93% 3.13% 3.62%
Number of salaries quoted 2468 2585 3310
Average salary £40,000 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £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%

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
100365 96995 104060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.55% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 83553 78307 89163
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

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

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 30 January 2015 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the UK 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
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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 -8 2687 £41,000 -3.52% 455
South East +13 832 £41,500 -2.35% 110
London -76 555 £51,000 +2.00% 93
East of England +8 471 £42,500 +6.25% 85
South West +1 329 £40,000 +6.66% 67
Cambridgeshire +3 297 £42,500 +6.25% 62
Cambridge +4 271 £42,500 +13.33% 55
Hampshire +15 191 £40,000 - 18
Surrey +11 175 £41,500 -17.00% 31
Berkshire +21 171 £50,000 +25.00% 25
Scotland +1 141 £38,500 -1.28% 21
Yorkshire 0 141 £40,000 +3.89% 15
North West -33 130 £36,000 -4.00% 37
West Midlands +21 126 £40,000 +3.89% 19
City of London -27 126 £50,500 -8.18% 17
Bristol -2 106 £37,500 -9.63% 16
Hertfordshire +38 95 £42,500 +1.79% 10
West Sussex -4 95 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Manchester +1 92 £35,000 -5.40% 23
Oxfordshire -8 90 £50,000 +14.94% 15
West Yorkshire +9 82 £40,000 - 9
East Midlands -31 79 £38,750 +1.97% 25
Gloucestershire +1 76 £40,000 - 15
Edinburgh +6 75 £38,500 +2.66% 12
Reading +1 75 £50,000 +33.33% 10
Leeds +10 70 £40,000 - 3
Southampton +8 67 £40,000 - 3
Oxford -1 63 £50,000 +25.00% 7
Dorset -10 58 £32,500 -16.12% 17
Wales -9 55 £35,000 -8.49% 8

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 5087 (87.95%) Software Engineering
2 2375 (41.06%) C++
3 2184 (37.76%) C#
4 2087 (36.08%) Java
5 1955 (33.80%) Agile Software Development
6 1833 (31.69%) Degree
7 1620 (28.01%) .NET
8 1534 (26.52%) SQL
9 1467 (25.36%) Linux
10 1397 (24.15%) JavaScript
11 1292 (22.34%) C
12 1276 (22.06%) Computer Science
13 1218 (21.06%) HTML
14 1211 (20.94%) OO
15 1063 (18.38%) Windows
16 951 (16.44%) SQL Server
17 833 (14.40%) Python
18 816 (14.11%) CSS
19 814 (14.07%) XML
20 768 (13.28%) MVC
21 752 (13.00%) ASP.NET
22 750 (12.97%) TDD
23 698 (12.07%) Scrum
24 685 (11.84%) Microsoft
25 681 (11.77%) Oracle
26 625 (10.81%) UNIX
27 619 (10.70%) Finance
28 606 (10.48%) Web Services
29 529 (9.15%) jQuery
30 511 (8.83%) HTML5

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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
1 185 (3.20%) Tomcat
2 179 (3.09%) Apache
3 165 (2.85%) WebSphere
4 151 (2.61%) JBoss
5 147 (2.54%) Node.js
6 132 (2.28%) WebLogic
7 99 (1.71%) IIS
8 84 (1.45%) SharePoint
9 81 (1.40%) CMS
10 45 (0.78%) GlassFish
11 41 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
12 38 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
13 36 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 34 (0.59%) Apache Solr
15 31 (0.54%) MQSeries
16 30 (0.52%) OpenStack
17 29 (0.50%) WordPress
18 24 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
19 23 (0.40%) Drupal
20 21 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 330 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 59 (1.02%) Simulink
3 52 (0.90%) MS Office
4 25 (0.43%) TargetLink
5 21 (0.36%) MS Visio
6 14 (0.24%) Stateflow
7 9 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
7 9 (0.16%) Photoshop
8 7 (0.12%) Maya
8 7 (0.12%) 3ds Max
9 5 (0.086%) Blender
9 5 (0.086%) Mathematica
10 3 (0.052%) MS Project
11 2 (0.035%) CINEMA 4D
11 2 (0.035%) Doxygen
11 2 (0.035%) PowerPivot
11 2 (0.035%) Mingle
12 1 (0.017%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.017%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (0.017%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 41 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.10%) Tridion
5 5 (0.086%) SAP MRS
5 5 (0.086%) IntelliMatch
5 5 (0.086%) LabWindows
5 5 (0.086%) SAP PM
6 4 (0.069%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.052%) Summit
8 1 (0.017%) assyst
8 1 (0.017%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.017%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 101 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 93 (1.61%) SaaS
3 65 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
4 64 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
5 37 (0.64%) PaaS
6 35 (0.61%) GitHub
7 32 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
8 11 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
9 7 (0.12%) IaaS
10 6 (0.10%) Basecamp
10 6 (0.10%) Amazon S3
10 6 (0.10%) Force.com
11 5 (0.086%) Google Apps
12 3 (0.052%) Google App Engine
13 2 (0.035%) Google Compute Engine
14 1 (0.017%) Amazon SQS
14 1 (0.017%) Office 365
14 1 (0.017%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 277 (4.79%) TCP/IP
2 193 (3.34%) Internet
3 135 (2.33%) HTTP
4 132 (2.28%) Ethernet
5 113 (1.95%) Wireless
6 41 (0.71%) LDAP
7 39 (0.67%) Network Security
8 36 (0.62%) SNMP
9 35 (0.61%) GSM
10 34 (0.59%) ZigBee
11 32 (0.55%) Firewall
12 29 (0.50%) LTE
12 29 (0.50%) Bluetooth
13 28 (0.48%) SSL
14 26 (0.45%) Modbus
15 25 (0.43%) Profibus
16 24 (0.41%) DVB
16 24 (0.41%) Asterisk PBX
17 23 (0.40%) LAN
18 22 (0.38%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 951 (16.44%) SQL Server
2 356 (6.15%) MySQL
3 313 (5.41%) Relational Database
4 215 (3.72%) Big Data
5 167 (2.89%) RDBMS
6 146 (2.52%) NoSQL
7 139 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
8 108 (1.87%) MongoDB
9 105 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
10 86 (1.49%) Oracle Database
11 76 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
12 74 (1.28%) Hadoop
13 54 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 50 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
15 49 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 47 (0.81%) Redis
17 41 (0.71%) DB2
18 31 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
19 29 (0.50%) OLTP
20 25 (0.43%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 380 (6.57%) Subversion
2 342 (5.91%) Git (software)
3 341 (5.90%) Visual Studio
4 279 (4.82%) Selenium
5 224 (3.87%) Eclipse
6 209 (3.61%) Jenkins
7 190 (3.28%) JUnit
8 185 (3.20%) JIRA
9 182 (3.15%) Maven
10 180 (3.11%) Team Foundation Server
11 116 (2.01%) NUnit
12 86 (1.49%) WebDriver
13 79 (1.37%) Ant
14 75 (1.30%) Cucumber
15 65 (1.12%) Hudson
16 63 (1.09%) Bugzilla
17 51 (0.88%) SoapUI
17 51 (0.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
18 47 (0.81%) QuickTest Pro
19 44 (0.76%) GCC
General
1 619 (10.70%) Finance
2 332 (5.74%) Electronics
3 263 (4.55%) Telecoms
4 156 (2.70%) Banking
5 152 (2.63%) Games
6 136 (2.35%) Marketing
7 129 (2.23%) Aerospace
7 129 (2.23%) Manufacturing
8 124 (2.14%) Retail
9 118 (2.04%) Automotive
10 76 (1.31%) Advertising
11 62 (1.07%) Military
12 54 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
13 48 (0.83%) French Language
14 43 (0.74%) Publishing
15 35 (0.61%) Law
15 35 (0.61%) Legal
16 32 (0.55%) Multimedia
17 25 (0.43%) Front Office
18 14 (0.24%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1620 (28.01%) .NET
2 1218 (21.06%) HTML
3 816 (14.11%) CSS
4 814 (14.07%) XML
5 752 (13.00%) ASP.NET
6 606 (10.48%) Web Services
7 529 (9.15%) jQuery
8 511 (8.83%) HTML5
9 468 (8.09%) Spring
10 431 (7.45%) J2EE
11 384 (6.64%) WPF
12 349 (6.03%) WCF
13 288 (4.98%) Ajax
14 278 (4.81%) ASP.NET MVC
15 271 (4.69%) SOAP
15 271 (4.69%) .NET Framework
16 265 (4.58%) JSON
17 264 (4.56%) REST
18 223 (3.86%) CSS3
19 215 (3.72%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1276 (22.06%) Computer Science
2 505 (8.73%) Mathematics
3 397 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
4 386 (6.67%) Algorithms
5 354 (6.12%) Open Source
6 238 (4.11%) Embedded Systems
7 222 (3.84%) Physics
8 205 (3.54%) Enterprise Software
9 169 (2.92%) User Experience
10 147 (2.54%) Mobile App
11 125 (2.16%) Data Structures
12 122 (2.11%) Client/Server
13 111 (1.92%) Device Driver
14 85 (1.47%) Management Information System
15 70 (1.21%) Visualisation
16 52 (0.90%) 3D Graphics
17 48 (0.83%) Cryptography
18 38 (0.66%) CUDA
19 37 (0.64%) Social Media
19 37 (0.64%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1467 (25.36%) Linux
2 1063 (18.38%) Windows
3 625 (10.81%) UNIX
4 303 (5.24%) Android
5 193 (3.34%) Apple iOS
6 77 (1.33%) Embedded Linux
7 48 (0.83%) Solaris
8 35 (0.61%) VxWorks
9 30 (0.52%) Windows CE
9 30 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 28 (0.48%) CentOS
10 28 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
11 27 (0.47%) Mac OS X
12 26 (0.45%) AIX
12 26 (0.45%) Windows 7
13 25 (0.43%) Mac OS
14 20 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
15 15 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
16 14 (0.24%) Windows Phone
17 13 (0.22%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5087 (87.95%) Software Engineering
2 1955 (33.80%) Agile Software Development
3 1211 (20.94%) OO
4 768 (13.28%) MVC
5 750 (12.97%) TDD
6 698 (12.07%) Scrum
7 482 (8.33%) Multithreading
8 480 (8.30%) UML
9 459 (7.94%) OOD
10 426 (7.37%) Unit Testing
11 398 (6.88%) OOP
12 356 (6.15%) Continuous Integration
13 298 (5.15%) Automated Testing
14 262 (4.53%) Web Development
15 249 (4.30%) BDD
16 240 (4.15%) Test Automation
17 232 (4.01%) Mentoring
18 228 (3.94%) E-Commerce
18 228 (3.94%) Software Testing
19 176 (3.04%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2375 (41.06%) C++
2 2184 (37.76%) C#
3 2087 (36.08%) Java
4 1534 (26.52%) SQL
5 1397 (24.15%) JavaScript
6 1292 (22.34%) C
7 833 (14.40%) Python
8 385 (6.66%) PHP
9 276 (4.77%) Embedded C
10 244 (4.22%) Ruby
11 240 (4.15%) Perl
12 188 (3.25%) Embedded C++
13 158 (2.73%) VB.NET
14 156 (2.70%) T-SQL
15 131 (2.26%) MATLAB
16 128 (2.21%) VB
17 122 (2.11%) Objective-C
18 121 (2.09%) PL/SQL
19 115 (1.99%) Bash Shell
20 109 (1.88%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1833 (31.69%) Degree
2 314 (5.43%) Security Cleared
3 179 (3.09%) SC Cleared
4 171 (2.96%) PhD
5 83 (1.43%) ISEB
6 77 (1.33%) ISTQB
7 76 (1.31%) DV Cleared
8 35 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 28 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
10 27 (0.47%) HND
11 14 (0.24%) HNC
12 13 (0.22%) OCPJP
13 12 (0.21%) OCMJD
14 10 (0.17%) Postgraduate
15 7 (0.12%) Oracle Certification
16 4 (0.069%) MCAD
16 4 (0.069%) MCSD
16 4 (0.069%) MCPD
17 3 (0.052%) MCP
17 3 (0.052%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 468 (8.09%) QA
2 83 (1.43%) ISO 9001
3 46 (0.80%) PCI DSS
4 32 (0.55%) JTAG
5 28 (0.48%) IEC 61508
6 25 (0.43%) SLA
7 21 (0.36%) DO-178B
8 15 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 15 (0.26%) ISO 9000
9 12 (0.21%) TickIT
9 12 (0.21%) GAMP
10 9 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 12207
11 5 (0.086%) WAI
12 4 (0.069%) ISO 8583
13 2 (0.035%) DO-254
14 1 (0.017%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 156 (2.70%) Firmware
2 51 (0.88%) Hyper-V
3 49 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (0.64%) Active Directory
5 17 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
6 12 (0.21%) Xen
7 11 (0.19%) KVM
7 11 (0.19%) XenServer
8 10 (0.17%) NFS
8 10 (0.17%) QEMU
9 8 (0.14%) Varnish
10 7 (0.12%) OpenSIPS
10 7 (0.12%) qmail
11 5 (0.086%) vSphere
11 5 (0.086%) Terminal Server
12 4 (0.069%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (0.069%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.069%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.069%) VirtualBox
13 3 (0.052%) Docker
Systems Management
1 57 (0.99%) Puppet
2 51 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
4 15 (0.26%) Nagios
5 10 (0.17%) Vagrant
6 9 (0.16%) Ansible
7 8 (0.14%) OpenNMS
8 7 (0.12%) yum
8 7 (0.12%) Zenoss
9 6 (0.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 6 (0.10%) OpenAM
10 3 (0.052%) AppDNA
10 3 (0.052%) SCCM
10 3 (0.052%) MOM
10 3 (0.052%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (0.035%) OpenView
11 2 (0.035%) SCOM
11 2 (0.035%) StatsD
11 2 (0.035%) Salt
11 2 (0.035%) Oozie
Vendors
1 685 (11.84%) Microsoft
2 681 (11.77%) Oracle
3 76 (1.31%) VMware
4 74 (1.28%) Google
5 54 (0.93%) IBM
6 49 (0.85%) Sybase
7 47 (0.81%) Red Hat
8 41 (0.71%) Apple
9 36 (0.62%) SAP
10 34 (0.59%) Zend
11 33 (0.57%) Twitter
11 33 (0.57%) Citrix
12 32 (0.55%) Cisco
13 31 (0.54%) Intel
14 30 (0.52%) Adobe
14 30 (0.52%) Perforce
15 29 (0.50%) Talend
15 29 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
15 29 (0.50%) Informatica
16 26 (0.45%) HP
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 10 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Harrington Starr
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 15 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Harrington Starr
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + benefits + training
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Esum
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 21 hours ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
DMS Computer Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
FPSG Connect
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 21 hours ago
Nantwich, Cheshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £3000 - £4000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Surbiton, Surrey
IT Connections
Salary: £30,000 to £40,000
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: 25,000 to 30,000
Posted: 22 hours ago
Camberley, Surrey
IT Connections
Salary: to £35,000
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: £50,000 to £55,000
Posted: 22 hours ago