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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 119 100 94
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 2804 2848 3424
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.45% 2.71% 2.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.60% 2.87% 3.11%
Number of salaries quoted 2387 2491 3022
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £58,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

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
107924 99127 110240
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.46% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87419 82406 94006
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
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 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 18 September 2014 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 18 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 -26 2487 £40,000 - 402
South East -13 619 £42,500 +3.65% 89
London -44 544 £50,000 -4.76% 87
East of England -9 392 £40,000 - 84
South West -12 329 £34,000 -2.85% 49
Cambridgeshire -5 245 £40,000 - 59
Cambridge -3 214 £42,500 +6.25% 46
Scotland +13 194 £37,500 -6.25% 22
Yorkshire -12 167 £40,000 +6.66% 23
East Midlands +33 160 £37,500 - 14
Berkshire +18 131 £42,500 +6.25% 17
West Midlands -29 130 £35,000 +1.44% 21
North West -45 118 £37,500 +7.14% 25
City of London -25 109 £57,500 - 22
Edinburgh +15 107 £40,000 - 14
Oxfordshire +6 101 £45,000 - 13
Bristol -13 100 £33,500 - 14
Surrey -35 97 £45,000 - 14
Hampshire -26 96 £41,250 +19.56% 22
West Yorkshire -35 84 £40,000 - 15
Manchester +3 83 £39,500 +21.53% 12
Nottinghamshire +28 80 £37,500 +10.29% 4
Nottingham +23 78 £37,500 +10.29% 3
Leeds -16 74 £40,000 - 13
Wales +36 71 £35,000 -6.66% 8
Gloucestershire -7 67 £40,000 +6.66% 6
Oxford +6 66 £40,000 -15.78% 7
Hertfordshire -14 64 £45,000 +20.00% 16
West Sussex -12 63 £42,500 +3.65% 7
Reading -3 56 £45,000 +12.50% 3

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 5561 (88.37%) Software Engineering
2 2664 (42.33%) C++
3 2539 (40.35%) C#
4 2291 (36.41%) Java
5 2129 (33.83%) Agile Software Development
6 2041 (32.43%) Degree
7 1863 (29.60%) .NET
8 1656 (26.31%) SQL
9 1583 (25.15%) Computer Science
10 1559 (24.77%) C
11 1555 (24.71%) Linux
12 1386 (22.02%) HTML
13 1384 (21.99%) JavaScript
14 1279 (20.32%) OO
15 1111 (17.65%) Windows
16 1102 (17.51%) SQL Server
17 902 (14.33%) ASP.NET
18 876 (13.92%) CSS
19 840 (13.35%) Finance
20 808 (12.84%) Python
21 799 (12.70%) Scrum
22 773 (12.28%) Oracle
23 771 (12.25%) TDD
24 763 (12.12%) XML
25 754 (11.98%) Microsoft
26 743 (11.81%) MVC
27 695 (11.04%) UNIX
28 619 (9.84%) Web Services
29 611 (9.71%) Mathematics
30 540 (8.58%) Multithreading

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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
1 186 (2.96%) Apache
2 176 (2.80%) Tomcat
3 135 (2.15%) WebSphere
4 102 (1.62%) SharePoint
5 101 (1.60%) IIS
6 97 (1.54%) WebLogic
7 93 (1.48%) Node.js
8 68 (1.08%) Apache Solr
9 64 (1.02%) CMS
10 56 (0.89%) Oracle Service Bus
11 50 (0.79%) GlassFish
12 42 (0.67%) WebSphere Application Server
13 33 (0.52%) WordPress
14 27 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 26 (0.41%) OpenStack
15 26 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
16 19 (0.30%) Apache ServiceMix
17 18 (0.29%) Confluence
17 18 (0.29%) Apache Pig
17 18 (0.29%) SAS
Applications
1 345 (5.48%) MS Excel
2 66 (1.05%) MS Office
3 31 (0.49%) Simulink
4 21 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 15 (0.24%) TargetLink
6 14 (0.22%) Photoshop
7 12 (0.19%) Stateflow
8 10 (0.16%) Maya
8 10 (0.16%) 3ds Max
9 6 (0.095%) Blender
9 6 (0.095%) MS Visio
10 4 (0.064%) CINEMA 4D
11 2 (0.032%) PowerPivot
11 2 (0.032%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.032%) MS Project
12 1 (0.016%) Doxygen
12 1 (0.016%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.016%) Mingle
12 1 (0.016%) Zemax
Business Applications
1 35 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
2 30 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
4 7 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.095%) Magento
6 5 (0.079%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.064%) Tridion
8 3 (0.048%) LabWindows
9 2 (0.032%) MFGPRO
10 1 (0.016%) WebTrends
10 1 (0.016%) Line 500
10 1 (0.016%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 119 (1.89%) SaaS
2 85 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 76 (1.21%) Amazon AWS
4 73 (1.16%) GitHub
5 66 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
6 26 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
7 17 (0.27%) PaaS
8 13 (0.21%) Force.com
9 11 (0.17%) Basecamp
10 6 (0.095%) IaaS
11 5 (0.079%) Google Apps
12 4 (0.064%) Google App Engine
12 4 (0.064%) Office 365
12 4 (0.064%) Google Compute Engine
13 3 (0.048%) Heroku
14 1 (0.016%) Amazon SQS
14 1 (0.016%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 276 (4.39%) TCP/IP
2 187 (2.97%) Internet
3 168 (2.67%) HTTP
4 124 (1.97%) Wireless
5 110 (1.75%) SSL
6 102 (1.62%) Ethernet
7 69 (1.10%) GSM
8 49 (0.78%) LTE
9 42 (0.67%) RTP
10 35 (0.56%) VoIP
11 33 (0.52%) UMTS
12 32 (0.51%) FTP
12 32 (0.51%) Asterisk PBX
13 31 (0.49%) Bluetooth
14 30 (0.48%) GPRS
15 26 (0.41%) SMS
16 24 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
16 24 (0.38%) DNS
17 22 (0.35%) Firewall
18 18 (0.29%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1102 (17.51%) SQL Server
2 391 (6.21%) MySQL
3 310 (4.93%) Relational Database
4 298 (4.74%) Big Data
5 190 (3.02%) Hadoop
6 168 (2.67%) SQL Server 2008
7 154 (2.45%) RDBMS
8 149 (2.37%) NoSQL
9 148 (2.35%) MongoDB
10 110 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
11 106 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
12 82 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
13 74 (1.18%) Oracle Database
14 69 (1.10%) OLTP
15 67 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
16 62 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 60 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 56 (0.89%) DB2
19 34 (0.54%) Data Mining
20 33 (0.52%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 521 (8.28%) Visual Studio
2 456 (7.25%) Subversion
3 373 (5.93%) Git (software)
4 291 (4.62%) Eclipse
5 246 (3.91%) Jenkins
6 190 (3.02%) Selenium
7 186 (2.96%) Team Foundation Server
8 182 (2.89%) Maven
9 166 (2.64%) Hudson
10 147 (2.34%) JIRA
11 130 (2.07%) JUnit
12 116 (1.84%) NUnit
13 98 (1.56%) Ant
14 74 (1.18%) JDeveloper
15 68 (1.08%) Xcode
16 57 (0.91%) Rational DOORS
17 53 (0.84%) Bugzilla
18 50 (0.79%) Cucumber
19 47 (0.75%) ClearCase
20 44 (0.70%) WebDriver
General
1 840 (13.35%) Finance
2 360 (5.72%) Electronics
3 350 (5.56%) Games
4 286 (4.54%) Telecoms
5 165 (2.62%) Banking
6 156 (2.48%) Manufacturing
7 152 (2.42%) Aerospace
8 120 (1.91%) Military
9 111 (1.76%) Retail
10 109 (1.73%) Automotive
11 80 (1.27%) Marketing
12 67 (1.06%) Multimedia
12 67 (1.06%) Publishing
13 55 (0.87%) French Language
14 51 (0.81%) Legal
15 47 (0.75%) Law
16 46 (0.73%) Advertising
17 36 (0.57%) Investment Banking
18 33 (0.52%) Avionics
19 26 (0.41%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1863 (29.60%) .NET
2 1386 (22.02%) HTML
3 902 (14.33%) ASP.NET
4 876 (13.92%) CSS
5 763 (12.12%) XML
6 619 (9.84%) Web Services
7 522 (8.29%) HTML5
8 487 (7.74%) jQuery
9 432 (6.86%) Spring
10 403 (6.40%) J2EE
11 385 (6.12%) WCF
12 367 (5.83%) .NET Framework
13 332 (5.28%) WPF
14 311 (4.94%) Ajax
15 287 (4.56%) ASP.NET MVC
16 254 (4.04%) SOAP
17 245 (3.89%) CSS3
18 232 (3.69%) Hibernate
19 226 (3.59%) STL
20 219 (3.48%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1583 (25.15%) Computer Science
2 611 (9.71%) Mathematics
3 404 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
4 289 (4.59%) Open Source
5 252 (4.00%) Physics
6 214 (3.40%) Embedded Systems
6 214 (3.40%) Enterprise Software
7 205 (3.26%) User Experience
8 189 (3.00%) Mobile App
9 139 (2.21%) Device Driver
10 135 (2.15%) Firmware
11 119 (1.89%) Client/Server
12 115 (1.83%) 3D Graphics
13 68 (1.08%) N-Tier
14 59 (0.94%) Inversion of Control
14 59 (0.94%) Statistics
15 57 (0.91%) Management Information System
16 56 (0.89%) Visualisation
17 52 (0.83%) CUDA
18 51 (0.81%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 1555 (24.71%) Linux
2 1111 (17.65%) Windows
3 695 (11.04%) UNIX
4 339 (5.39%) Android
5 200 (3.18%) Apple iOS
6 135 (2.15%) Embedded Linux
7 60 (0.95%) Mac OS X
8 48 (0.76%) Solaris
9 37 (0.59%) Windows CE
10 31 (0.49%) AIX
11 26 (0.41%) Windows Phone
12 25 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
13 24 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 22 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
15 21 (0.33%) VxWorks
16 19 (0.30%) Windows 7
17 18 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
17 18 (0.29%) Debian
18 15 (0.24%) Mac OS
19 14 (0.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5561 (88.37%) Software Engineering
2 2129 (33.83%) Agile Software Development
3 1279 (20.32%) OO
4 799 (12.70%) Scrum
5 771 (12.25%) TDD
6 743 (11.81%) MVC
7 540 (8.58%) Multithreading
8 493 (7.83%) Unit Testing
9 398 (6.32%) Continuous Integration
10 378 (6.01%) OOD
11 354 (5.63%) OOP
12 353 (5.61%) UML
13 282 (4.48%) Web Development
13 282 (4.48%) Mentoring
14 275 (4.37%) Automated Testing
15 257 (4.08%) E-Commerce
16 255 (4.05%) Software Testing
17 243 (3.86%) SOA
18 207 (3.29%) BDD
19 194 (3.08%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2664 (42.33%) C++
2 2539 (40.35%) C#
3 2291 (36.41%) Java
4 1656 (26.31%) SQL
5 1559 (24.77%) C
6 1384 (21.99%) JavaScript
7 808 (12.84%) Python
8 359 (5.70%) PHP
9 292 (4.64%) Perl
10 254 (4.04%) Embedded C
11 247 (3.92%) Ruby
12 199 (3.16%) VB.NET
13 166 (2.64%) Scala
14 164 (2.61%) Embedded C++
15 161 (2.56%) Objective-C
16 153 (2.43%) VB
17 150 (2.38%) T-SQL
18 140 (2.22%) Bash Shell
19 112 (1.78%) PL/SQL
20 96 (1.53%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 2041 (32.43%) Degree
2 283 (4.50%) Security Cleared
3 162 (2.57%) PhD
4 125 (1.99%) SC Cleared
5 99 (1.57%) ISEB
6 78 (1.24%) ISTQB
7 57 (0.91%) DV Cleared
8 28 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 26 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
10 21 (0.33%) Postgraduate
11 12 (0.19%) CSSLP
11 12 (0.19%) CISSP
12 11 (0.17%) HNC
12 11 (0.17%) HND
13 10 (0.16%) BC Cleared
14 7 (0.11%) MCP
14 7 (0.11%) MCSD
15 5 (0.079%) MCSE
15 5 (0.079%) CCA
16 4 (0.064%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 385 (6.12%) QA
2 109 (1.73%) ISO 9001
3 31 (0.49%) IEC 61508
4 30 (0.48%) TickIT
5 29 (0.46%) SLA
6 27 (0.43%) DO-178B
7 25 (0.40%) ISO 9000
8 22 (0.35%) JTAG
9 11 (0.17%) WAI
10 10 (0.16%) GAMP
11 6 (0.095%) PCI DSS
11 6 (0.095%) ISO/IEC 12207
12 5 (0.079%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 4 (0.064%) Solvency II
13 4 (0.064%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 2 (0.032%) Data Quality
14 2 (0.032%) HL7
14 2 (0.032%) DICOM
15 1 (0.016%) ISO 8583
15 1 (0.016%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
System Software
1 34 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (0.41%) Hyper-V
3 17 (0.27%) KVM
4 13 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
5 11 (0.17%) OpenSIPS
6 10 (0.16%) Active Directory
7 8 (0.13%) QEMU
7 8 (0.13%) HDFS
8 7 (0.11%) VirtualBox
9 6 (0.095%) vSphere
10 4 (0.064%) UAG
10 4 (0.064%) VMware ESX
10 4 (0.064%) NFS
11 2 (0.032%) Varnish
11 2 (0.032%) zsh
11 2 (0.032%) Snort
12 1 (0.016%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.016%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.016%) Xen
12 1 (0.016%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 65 (1.03%) Puppet
2 51 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
4 10 (0.16%) Vagrant
4 10 (0.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 5 (0.079%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 5 (0.079%) SCCM
6 4 (0.064%) Ansible
6 4 (0.064%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (0.064%) Nagios
6 4 (0.064%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.048%) OpenView
7 3 (0.048%) Kibana
7 3 (0.048%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.032%) CA Wily
8 2 (0.032%) Capistrano
8 2 (0.032%) Hyperic
8 2 (0.032%) StatsD
8 2 (0.032%) logstash
8 2 (0.032%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 773 (12.28%) Oracle
2 754 (11.98%) Microsoft
3 143 (2.27%) JBoss
4 138 (2.19%) Google
5 60 (0.95%) Facebook
6 53 (0.84%) Perforce
7 52 (0.83%) VMware
8 48 (0.76%) Twitter
9 46 (0.73%) Sybase
9 46 (0.73%) IBM
10 40 (0.64%) Red Hat
11 39 (0.62%) Adobe
12 37 (0.59%) SAP
12 37 (0.59%) Zend
13 29 (0.46%) Cisco
14 23 (0.37%) hybris
15 22 (0.35%) HP
16 21 (0.33%) Salesforce.com
16 21 (0.33%) Sitecore
17 20 (0.32%) MKS
Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire
Optimus Search Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Competitive (Negotiable)
Posted: 11 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £28000 to £36000 per annum - pension and healthcare
Posted: 12 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: £35000 - £60000 Per Annum + Bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Fife
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
West Midlands
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Surrey
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Surrey
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: Salary Best on Market plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leicestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension + 35 days holiday
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: £35000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Scotland
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago