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 31 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 115 119 141
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 2635 2754 2486
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.70% 2.51% 2.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.81% 2.61% 2.25%
Number of salaries quoted 2259 2271 2103
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £57,500
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
93927 105447 110714
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.35% 96.21% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 79022 87559 89297
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,543 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.85% -

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +1 2456 £45,000 +5.88% 315
London +41 701 £55,000 -4.34% 79
South East +16 668 £45,000 +5.88% 72
East of England +9 300 £43,500 +2.35% 42
South West -13 297 £42,500 +6.25% 48
Cambridgeshire +13 184 £50,000 +16.27% 30
Cambridge +6 157 £50,000 +16.27% 23
Yorkshire -29 156 £40,000 - 24
North West +15 144 £41,500 +10.66% 21
Berkshire +2 127 £42,500 -15.00% 17
Oxfordshire +13 123 £45,000 +5.88% 10
Hampshire -20 123 £45,000 - 13
City of London +92 113 £55,000 -20.00% 17
Gloucestershire +4 112 £46,250 +15.62% 18
Manchester +16 107 £41,500 +10.66% 16
West Yorkshire -29 107 £38,000 -15.55% 15
West Midlands -30 104 £37,500 +0.67% 9
West Sussex +22 103 £42,500 +6.25% 3
East Midlands +9 95 £37,500 +1.35% 12
Surrey +40 88 £45,000 - 19
Scotland +5 88 £40,000 +2.56% 13
Leeds -18 87 £42,500 -5.55% 12
Reading +17 75 £40,000 -11.11% 8
Somerset +25 71 £42,000 +15.86% 6
Cheltenham +19 64 £47,500 +50.79% 5
Oxford -4 55 £47,500 +5.55% 3
Edinburgh +32 51 £45,000 +12.50% 10
Bristol -60 44 £45,000 -10.00% 14
Southampton -6 42 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Wales -14 42 £30,000 -20.00% 4

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 4993 (98.15%) Software Engineering
2 2251 (44.25%) Agile Software Development
3 2148 (42.23%) C++
4 2067 (40.63%) Java
5 1919 (37.72%) C#
6 1470 (28.90%) JavaScript
7 1440 (28.31%) Degree
8 1338 (26.30%) SQL
9 1301 (25.57%) .NET
10 1255 (24.67%) Linux
11 1219 (23.96%) HTML
12 1086 (21.35%) C
13 1013 (19.91%) Computer Science
14 1007 (19.80%) TDD
15 1000 (19.66%) OO
16 988 (19.42%) Python
17 887 (17.44%) CSS
18 818 (16.08%) Scrum
19 789 (15.51%) Windows
20 678 (13.33%) SQL Server
21 672 (13.21%) Finance
22 661 (12.99%) Web Services
23 646 (12.70%) MVC
24 632 (12.42%) ASP.NET
25 554 (10.89%) Continuous Integration
26 530 (10.42%) Git (software)
27 513 (10.08%) AngularJS
28 494 (9.71%) HTML5
29 490 (9.63%) Oracle
30 474 (9.32%) 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
1 143 (2.81%) Elasticsearch
2 121 (2.38%) Apache
3 95 (1.87%) Apache Spark
3 95 (1.87%) Tomcat
4 72 (1.42%) IIS
5 61 (1.20%) JBoss
6 56 (1.10%) Confluence
7 45 (0.88%) Apache Pig
8 34 (0.67%) CMS
9 28 (0.55%) WebLogic
10 26 (0.51%) SharePoint
10 26 (0.51%) WebSphere
11 25 (0.49%) Apache Solr
12 24 (0.47%) nginx
13 17 (0.33%) OpenStack
14 16 (0.31%) CICS
15 15 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
15 15 (0.29%) Mule
15 15 (0.29%) SAS
16 14 (0.28%) Tornado
Applications
1 188 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 42 (0.83%) MS Office
3 24 (0.47%) Simulink
4 17 (0.33%) TargetLink
5 11 (0.22%) Photoshop
6 10 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.18%) HipChat
8 6 (0.12%) MS Visio
9 2 (0.039%) Doxygen
9 2 (0.039%) GNU Octave
10 1 (0.020%) Maya
10 1 (0.020%) Revit
Business Applications
1 39 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 15 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
3 8 (0.16%) VisionPLUS
4 7 (0.14%) Magento
5 6 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.079%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 4 (0.079%) Summit
7 3 (0.059%) assyst
7 3 (0.059%) Infor M3
8 2 (0.039%) Dynamics GP
8 2 (0.039%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.020%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 1 (0.020%) MetaTrader
9 1 (0.020%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 315 (6.19%) Amazon AWS
2 201 (3.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 112 (2.20%) SaaS
4 72 (1.42%) GitHub
5 51 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
6 45 (0.88%) PaaS
7 38 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
8 30 (0.59%) IaaS
9 23 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
10 16 (0.31%) iTunes
11 14 (0.28%) Amazon S3
12 8 (0.16%) Adobe Analytics
12 8 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
12 8 (0.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 7 (0.14%) Amazon Kinesis
14 6 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
14 6 (0.12%) Google App Engine
14 6 (0.12%) OpenShift
15 5 (0.098%) Amazon ELB
15 5 (0.098%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 198 (3.89%) TCP/IP
2 141 (2.77%) HTTP
3 104 (2.04%) Internet
4 60 (1.18%) Ethernet
5 43 (0.85%) Wireless
6 36 (0.71%) RS-485
7 33 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
8 31 (0.61%) Network Security
9 28 (0.55%) SNMP
10 26 (0.51%) RS-232
11 23 (0.45%) Bluetooth
12 22 (0.43%) LTE
13 21 (0.41%) SMTP
14 19 (0.37%) LDAP
15 18 (0.35%) Profibus
16 17 (0.33%) VoIP
17 16 (0.31%) Firewall
17 16 (0.31%) FTP
17 16 (0.31%) SSL
17 16 (0.31%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 678 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 376 (7.39%) MySQL
3 369 (7.25%) NoSQL
4 338 (6.64%) Big Data
5 272 (5.35%) MongoDB
6 254 (4.99%) Relational Database
7 213 (4.19%) Hadoop
8 114 (2.24%) Apache Cassandra
9 109 (2.14%) PostgreSQL
10 79 (1.55%) Oracle Database
11 78 (1.53%) RDBMS
12 67 (1.32%) Redis
13 55 (1.08%) Apache Hive
14 48 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
15 42 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 39 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 37 (0.73%) Data Mining
18 36 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
19 31 (0.61%) Neo4j
20 30 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 530 (10.42%) Git (software)
2 307 (6.03%) Visual Studio
3 238 (4.68%) Jenkins
3 238 (4.68%) Subversion
4 176 (3.46%) Maven
5 162 (3.18%) JIRA
6 160 (3.15%) JUnit
7 139 (2.73%) Team Foundation Server
8 114 (2.24%) Selenium
9 111 (2.18%) NUnit
10 95 (1.87%) Eclipse
11 90 (1.77%) Cucumber
12 79 (1.55%) TeamCity
13 58 (1.14%) MSTest
14 47 (0.92%) Ant
15 44 (0.86%) Gradle
16 41 (0.81%) Mercurial
17 40 (0.79%) Mockito
18 39 (0.77%) Grunt
19 36 (0.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 672 (13.21%) Finance
2 283 (5.56%) Electronics
3 277 (5.45%) Telecoms
4 270 (5.31%) Games
5 132 (2.59%) Retail
6 126 (2.48%) Aerospace
7 121 (2.38%) Manufacturing
8 112 (2.20%) Automotive
9 99 (1.95%) Marketing
10 85 (1.67%) Banking
11 55 (1.08%) Advertising
12 50 (0.98%) Front Office
13 49 (0.96%) Legal
14 42 (0.83%) Financial Institution
15 35 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
16 32 (0.63%) Back Office
17 29 (0.57%) Investment Banking
18 23 (0.45%) Military
18 23 (0.45%) Publishing
19 18 (0.35%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1301 (25.57%) .NET
2 1219 (23.96%) HTML
3 887 (17.44%) CSS
4 661 (12.99%) Web Services
5 632 (12.42%) ASP.NET
6 513 (10.08%) AngularJS
7 494 (9.71%) HTML5
8 474 (9.32%) jQuery
9 410 (8.06%) Node.js
10 408 (8.02%) XML
11 357 (7.02%) Spring
12 342 (6.72%) WPF
13 327 (6.43%) REST
14 321 (6.31%) WCF
15 278 (5.46%) RESTful
16 276 (5.43%) .NET Framework
17 252 (4.95%) ASP.NET MVC
18 242 (4.76%) J2EE
19 240 (4.72%) SOAP
20 229 (4.50%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1013 (19.91%) Computer Science
2 474 (9.32%) Mathematics
3 315 (6.19%) Algorithms
4 309 (6.07%) Analytical Skills
5 237 (4.66%) Physics
6 172 (3.38%) Embedded Systems
7 140 (2.75%) Data Structures
7 140 (2.75%) User Experience
8 130 (2.56%) Mobile App
9 113 (2.22%) Visualisation
10 106 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
11 101 (1.99%) Device Driver
12 86 (1.69%) Hedge funds
13 80 (1.57%) Artificial Intelligence
13 80 (1.57%) Fintech
14 71 (1.40%) Digital Media
15 60 (1.18%) Life Science
16 52 (1.02%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 47 (0.92%) Client/Server
18 45 (0.88%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 1255 (24.67%) Linux
2 789 (15.51%) Windows
3 429 (8.43%) Unix
4 195 (3.83%) Android
5 146 (2.87%) Apple iOS
6 139 (2.73%) Embedded Linux
7 60 (1.18%) VxWorks
8 52 (1.02%) Windows Server
9 39 (0.77%) Mac OS X
10 25 (0.49%) Solaris
11 24 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
12 22 (0.43%) Mac OS
13 20 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 19 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
15 18 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
16 16 (0.31%) Ubuntu
17 15 (0.29%) Windows XP
18 13 (0.26%) Windows Phone
19 11 (0.22%) Windows CE
20 10 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4993 (98.15%) Software Engineering
2 2251 (44.25%) Agile Software Development
3 1007 (19.80%) TDD
4 1000 (19.66%) OO
5 818 (16.08%) Scrum
6 646 (12.70%) MVC
7 554 (10.89%) Continuous Integration
8 465 (9.14%) SDLC
9 450 (8.85%) Multithreading
10 448 (8.81%) BDD
11 348 (6.84%) OOP
12 336 (6.61%) Unit Testing
13 317 (6.23%) Open Source
14 299 (5.88%) DevOps
15 290 (5.70%) OOD
16 276 (5.43%) Mentoring
17 266 (5.23%) UML
18 237 (4.66%) Analytics
19 235 (4.62%) Web Development
20 208 (4.09%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 2148 (42.23%) C++
2 2067 (40.63%) Java
3 1919 (37.72%) C#
4 1470 (28.90%) JavaScript
5 1338 (26.30%) SQL
6 1086 (21.35%) C
7 988 (19.42%) Python
8 295 (5.80%) PHP
9 267 (5.25%) Ruby
10 246 (4.84%) Embedded C
11 226 (4.44%) Scala
12 182 (3.58%) T-SQL
13 176 (3.46%) Perl
14 175 (3.44%) PL/SQL
15 166 (3.26%) Embedded C++
16 150 (2.95%) Bash Shell
17 124 (2.44%) MATLAB
18 89 (1.75%) Shell Script
19 87 (1.71%) Go
20 86 (1.69%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1440 (28.31%) Degree
2 274 (5.39%) Security Cleared
3 171 (3.36%) PhD
4 106 (2.08%) SC Cleared
5 66 (1.30%) DV Cleared
6 35 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
7 21 (0.41%) CISSP
8 14 (0.28%) MCSE
9 11 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (0.22%) HND
10 10 (0.20%) CCNA
10 10 (0.20%) GIAC
10 10 (0.20%) Linux+ Certification
10 10 (0.20%) Network+ Certification
10 10 (0.20%) SANS
10 10 (0.20%) SSCP
11 9 (0.18%) BC Cleared
12 8 (0.16%) ISTQB
13 6 (0.12%) DBS Check
14 5 (0.098%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 220 (4.32%) QA
2 70 (1.38%) ISO 9001
3 49 (0.96%) MISRA
4 39 (0.77%) DICOM
5 35 (0.69%) MISRA C
6 34 (0.67%) ISO13485
7 18 (0.35%) DO-178B
8 14 (0.28%) SDET
9 12 (0.24%) PCI DSS
9 12 (0.24%) SLA
10 10 (0.20%) GAMP
10 10 (0.20%) GCP
11 9 (0.18%) IEC 61508
12 8 (0.16%) ISO 14001
12 8 (0.16%) WCAG
13 7 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 12207
13 7 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 6 (0.12%) ISO15022
14 6 (0.12%) ISO20022
15 5 (0.098%) JTAG
System Software
1 143 (2.81%) Firmware
2 130 (2.56%) Docker
3 21 (0.41%) HDFS
4 20 (0.39%) Active Directory
5 19 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
6 18 (0.35%) Hyper-V
7 15 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 10 (0.20%) Apache Flume
9 10 (0.20%) Kamailio
10 7 (0.14%) NFS
11 6 (0.12%) OpenSIPS
12 4 (0.079%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.079%) Xen
13 3 (0.059%) vSphere
14 2 (0.039%) LXC
14 2 (0.039%) VirtualBox
14 2 (0.039%) XenServer
15 1 (0.020%) XenApp
15 1 (0.020%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 87 (1.71%) Puppet
2 74 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
3 51 (1.00%) Ansible
4 17 (0.33%) WMI
5 14 (0.28%) StatsD
6 13 (0.26%) Kubernetes
7 12 (0.24%) Graphite
8 11 (0.22%) Consul
8 11 (0.22%) Grafana
8 11 (0.22%) Kibana
9 10 (0.20%) Hadoop YARN
9 10 (0.20%) Oozie
9 10 (0.20%) Salt
10 8 (0.16%) Terraform
11 6 (0.12%) logstash
12 3 (0.059%) Control-M
12 3 (0.059%) HP Quality Center
13 2 (0.039%) Mesos
13 2 (0.039%) Nagios
13 2 (0.039%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 490 (9.63%) Oracle
2 459 (9.02%) Microsoft
3 74 (1.45%) Sophos
4 60 (1.18%) Google
5 48 (0.94%) SAP
6 47 (0.92%) Atlassian
7 40 (0.79%) Apple
8 35 (0.69%) TIBCO
9 33 (0.65%) Zend
10 31 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
11 29 (0.57%) IBM
12 27 (0.53%) VMware
13 25 (0.49%) Perforce
14 24 (0.47%) Informatica
14 24 (0.47%) Red Hat
14 24 (0.47%) Xamarin
15 23 (0.45%) Progress
16 19 (0.37%) Sybase
17 15 (0.29%) Cisco
18 13 (0.26%) Facebook
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: Excellent salary plus benefits!
Posted: 13 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 65,000 plus benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
North London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum Competitive benefits and educational package
Posted: 12 hours ago
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: Excellent Salary DOE + Benefits!
Posted: 13 hours ago
West London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-55,000 Depending on the person
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Montagu Olsen Associates
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £highly competitive + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
First Point
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
OpenBet Technology
Salary: Competitive Salary and Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits 10% bonus + incentives
Posted: 12 hours ago
Settle, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum 4% matched pension, 25 days holiday,
Posted: 13 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Flexible Benefits Package
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bath, Avon
ISL
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + pension, PMI, PHI, flexitime
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £30000 - £80000 per annum, Benefits Bonus & Excellent Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits!
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits!
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 75,000
Posted: 17 hours ago
Chessington, Surrey
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40 - 50,0000
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Colchester, Essex
Montagu Olsen Associates
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday