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 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 108 94 86
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 2836 3044 3343
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.74% 2.92% 3.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.89% 3.09% 3.36%
Number of salaries quoted 2375 2630 2882
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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
98061 98558 99490
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.50% 94.82%
Number of salaries quoted 80635 79397 83728
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 6 March 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 6 March 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 -12 2603 £41,000 -3.52% 503
South East +7 751 £41,000 -3.52% 139
London -63 599 £55,000 +4.76% 90
East of England +5 437 £41,500 +3.75% 86
South West -2 325 £40,000 +5.26% 70
Cambridgeshire +1 273 £42,500 +6.25% 59
Cambridge +1 248 £42,500 +6.25% 54
Berkshire +44 185 £45,000 +12.50% 26
Hampshire +7 149 £39,000 +4.00% 22
Surrey -1 146 £42,500 -15.00% 28
North West -13 144 £37,500 - 35
Yorkshire -15 143 £40,000 - 26
City of London -7 141 £55,000 - 21
Scotland 0 136 £38,500 -3.75% 25
West Midlands 0 108 £40,000 +3.89% 17
Manchester +24 98 £36,000 -1.36% 17
West Sussex -7 96 £40,000 -11.11% 6
Hertfordshire +24 92 £45,000 +7.78% 12
Bristol -16 91 £40,000 - 27
West Yorkshire -7 85 £40,000 - 19
East Midlands -26 80 £40,000 +6.66% 31
Leeds +5 78 £40,000 - 12
Reading +14 77 £47,500 +21.79% 12
Edinburgh +6 76 £38,500 -1.28% 17
Dorset +3 73 £35,000 -12.50% 11
Gloucestershire -13 71 £40,000 -5.88% 12
East Sussex +18 61 £45,000 +12.50% 6
Southampton -3 58 £37,500 -16.66% 4
Brighton +28 57 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Oxfordshire -15 55 £48,750 +8.33% 33

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 5150 (87.79%) Software Engineering
2 2391 (40.76%) C++
3 2234 (38.08%) C#
4 2108 (35.94%) Java
5 2013 (34.32%) Agile Software Development
6 1828 (31.16%) Degree
7 1678 (28.61%) .NET
8 1543 (26.30%) SQL
9 1490 (25.40%) Linux
10 1468 (25.03%) JavaScript
11 1374 (23.42%) C
12 1272 (21.68%) Computer Science
13 1234 (21.04%) OO
14 1185 (20.20%) HTML
15 1129 (19.25%) Windows
16 932 (15.89%) SQL Server
17 873 (14.88%) Python
18 834 (14.22%) CSS
19 794 (13.54%) XML
20 792 (13.50%) MVC
21 780 (13.30%) ASP.NET
22 742 (12.65%) TDD
23 706 (12.04%) Scrum
24 677 (11.54%) Microsoft
25 627 (10.69%) Finance
26 625 (10.65%) Oracle
27 612 (10.43%) UNIX
28 603 (10.28%) Web Services
29 582 (9.92%) jQuery
30 515 (8.78%) Mathematics

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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
1 197 (3.36%) Tomcat
2 171 (2.92%) WebSphere
3 168 (2.86%) Node.js
4 166 (2.83%) Apache
5 161 (2.74%) JBoss
6 131 (2.23%) WebLogic
7 110 (1.88%) IIS
8 86 (1.47%) SharePoint
9 77 (1.31%) CMS
10 55 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
11 46 (0.78%) GlassFish
11 46 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
12 37 (0.63%) Apache Solr
13 35 (0.60%) OpenStack
14 34 (0.58%) MQSeries
15 30 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 27 (0.46%) WordPress
17 21 (0.36%) Confluence
17 21 (0.36%) Drupal
18 18 (0.31%) nginx
Applications
1 315 (5.37%) MS Excel
2 64 (1.09%) Simulink
3 52 (0.89%) MS Office
4 31 (0.53%) TargetLink
5 20 (0.34%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.22%) Photoshop
7 11 (0.19%) Stateflow
8 5 (0.085%) Mathematica
8 5 (0.085%) MS PowerPoint
9 4 (0.068%) Maya
9 4 (0.068%) 3ds Max
10 3 (0.051%) MS Project
10 3 (0.051%) Blender
11 2 (0.034%) Mingle
11 2 (0.034%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.034%) Doxygen
12 1 (0.017%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.017%) CINEMA 4D
12 1 (0.017%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 36 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
3 13 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.085%) SAP PM
4 5 (0.085%) LabWindows
4 5 (0.085%) SAP MRS
4 5 (0.085%) IntelliMatch
5 4 (0.068%) Google Analytics
5 4 (0.068%) Tridion
6 3 (0.051%) Summit
7 1 (0.017%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.017%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.017%) HFM
7 1 (0.017%) assyst
7 1 (0.017%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 104 (1.77%) SaaS
2 97 (1.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 91 (1.55%) Amazon AWS
4 71 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
5 41 (0.70%) PaaS
6 31 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
7 29 (0.49%) GitHub
8 17 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
9 9 (0.15%) IaaS
10 7 (0.12%) Google App Engine
10 7 (0.12%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.068%) HP Helion
12 2 (0.034%) Amazon EMR
12 2 (0.034%) Force.com
13 1 (0.017%) Heroku
13 1 (0.017%) Amazon SQS
13 1 (0.017%) Office 365
13 1 (0.017%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 281 (4.79%) TCP/IP
2 190 (3.24%) Internet
3 147 (2.51%) HTTP
4 143 (2.44%) Ethernet
5 127 (2.17%) Wireless
6 41 (0.70%) Network Security
7 40 (0.68%) LDAP
8 39 (0.66%) ZigBee
9 35 (0.60%) Bluetooth
10 32 (0.55%) Firewall
11 31 (0.53%) GSM
11 31 (0.53%) SNMP
12 28 (0.48%) Profibus
13 25 (0.43%) MPLS
14 24 (0.41%) LTE
14 24 (0.41%) Modbus
15 23 (0.39%) DVB
15 23 (0.39%) SDH
16 22 (0.38%) LAN
16 22 (0.38%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 932 (15.89%) SQL Server
2 371 (6.32%) MySQL
3 329 (5.61%) Relational Database
4 203 (3.46%) Big Data
5 173 (2.95%) RDBMS
6 148 (2.52%) NoSQL
7 134 (2.28%) MongoDB
8 127 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
9 118 (2.01%) SQL Server 2008
10 86 (1.47%) Oracle Database
11 71 (1.21%) Hadoop
12 63 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
13 56 (0.95%) Redis
14 54 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 52 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
16 46 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 29 (0.49%) SQLite
17 29 (0.49%) Oracle Database 10g
18 28 (0.48%) DB2
18 28 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 382 (6.51%) Git (software)
2 369 (6.29%) Subversion
3 325 (5.54%) Visual Studio
4 295 (5.03%) Selenium
5 214 (3.65%) Eclipse
6 206 (3.51%) JUnit
7 200 (3.41%) JIRA
8 199 (3.39%) Jenkins
9 192 (3.27%) Maven
10 165 (2.81%) Team Foundation Server
11 126 (2.15%) NUnit
12 95 (1.62%) WebDriver
13 86 (1.47%) Ant
14 77 (1.31%) Cucumber
15 65 (1.11%) Bugzilla
16 61 (1.04%) SoapUI
17 58 (0.99%) Hudson
18 54 (0.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
19 49 (0.84%) QuickTest Pro
20 45 (0.77%) NetBeans
General
1 627 (10.69%) Finance
2 355 (6.05%) Electronics
3 265 (4.52%) Telecoms
4 155 (2.64%) Banking
5 151 (2.57%) Retail
6 138 (2.35%) Marketing
7 128 (2.18%) Automotive
7 128 (2.18%) Manufacturing
8 124 (2.11%) Aerospace
8 124 (2.11%) Games
9 71 (1.21%) Advertising
10 55 (0.94%) Military
11 53 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
12 42 (0.72%) French Language
13 34 (0.58%) Law
14 28 (0.48%) Publishing
15 27 (0.46%) Multimedia
16 20 (0.34%) Legal
17 18 (0.31%) Front Office
18 14 (0.24%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1678 (28.61%) .NET
2 1185 (20.20%) HTML
3 834 (14.22%) CSS
4 794 (13.54%) XML
5 780 (13.30%) ASP.NET
6 603 (10.28%) Web Services
7 582 (9.92%) jQuery
8 510 (8.69%) HTML5
9 498 (8.49%) Spring
10 432 (7.36%) J2EE
11 397 (6.77%) WPF
12 366 (6.24%) WCF
13 308 (5.25%) Ajax
14 300 (5.11%) JSON
15 296 (5.05%) ASP.NET MVC
16 275 (4.69%) .NET Framework
17 274 (4.67%) REST
18 272 (4.64%) SOAP
19 247 (4.21%) AngularJS
20 244 (4.16%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1272 (21.68%) Computer Science
2 515 (8.78%) Mathematics
3 369 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
4 367 (6.26%) Algorithms
5 356 (6.07%) Open Source
6 239 (4.07%) Embedded Systems
7 218 (3.72%) Physics
8 187 (3.19%) Enterprise Software
8 187 (3.19%) User Experience
9 166 (2.83%) Mobile App
10 125 (2.13%) Device Driver
11 120 (2.05%) Client/Server
12 111 (1.89%) Data Structures
13 100 (1.70%) Visualisation
14 69 (1.18%) Management Information System
15 52 (0.89%) 3D Graphics
15 52 (0.89%) Social Media
16 47 (0.80%) Internet of Things
17 43 (0.73%) Cryptography
18 41 (0.70%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1490 (25.40%) Linux
2 1129 (19.25%) Windows
3 612 (10.43%) UNIX
4 335 (5.71%) Android
5 229 (3.90%) Apple iOS
6 77 (1.31%) Embedded Linux
7 43 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 42 (0.72%) Solaris
9 40 (0.68%) VxWorks
10 38 (0.65%) Mac OS X
11 31 (0.53%) Windows CE
11 31 (0.53%) CentOS
12 29 (0.49%) Windows 7
13 28 (0.48%) Mac OS
13 28 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
14 24 (0.41%) AIX
15 19 (0.32%) Windows Phone
16 18 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
17 13 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
18 12 (0.20%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5150 (87.79%) Software Engineering
2 2013 (34.32%) Agile Software Development
3 1234 (21.04%) OO
4 792 (13.50%) MVC
5 742 (12.65%) TDD
6 706 (12.04%) Scrum
7 508 (8.66%) UML
8 484 (8.25%) OOD
8 484 (8.25%) Multithreading
9 410 (6.99%) Unit Testing
10 405 (6.90%) OOP
11 351 (5.98%) Continuous Integration
12 274 (4.67%) Automated Testing
13 266 (4.53%) Web Development
14 250 (4.26%) Test Automation
15 232 (3.95%) Mentoring
16 220 (3.75%) Software Testing
17 219 (3.73%) E-Commerce
18 214 (3.65%) BDD
19 204 (3.48%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2391 (40.76%) C++
2 2234 (38.08%) C#
3 2108 (35.94%) Java
4 1543 (26.30%) SQL
5 1468 (25.03%) JavaScript
6 1374 (23.42%) C
7 873 (14.88%) Python
8 389 (6.63%) PHP
9 323 (5.51%) Embedded C
10 280 (4.77%) Ruby
11 248 (4.23%) Perl
12 221 (3.77%) Embedded C++
13 161 (2.74%) VB.NET
14 155 (2.64%) T-SQL
14 155 (2.64%) MATLAB
15 137 (2.34%) Objective-C
16 127 (2.17%) VB
17 126 (2.15%) PL/SQL
18 104 (1.77%) Assembly Language
19 99 (1.69%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1828 (31.16%) Degree
2 325 (5.54%) Security Cleared
3 199 (3.39%) SC Cleared
4 186 (3.17%) VCP4
4 186 (3.17%) PhD
5 88 (1.50%) DV Cleared
6 74 (1.26%) ISEB
7 71 (1.21%) ISTQB
8 36 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
9 28 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 23 (0.39%) HND
11 14 (0.24%) OCPJP
11 14 (0.24%) OCMJD
12 11 (0.19%) HNC
13 9 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
14 7 (0.12%) MCP
15 5 (0.085%) Postgraduate
15 5 (0.085%) PMI Certification
16 4 (0.068%) MCAD
16 4 (0.068%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 461 (7.86%) QA
2 80 (1.36%) ISO 9001
3 50 (0.85%) PCI DSS
4 38 (0.65%) JTAG
5 21 (0.36%) IEC 61508
6 19 (0.32%) DO-178B
7 18 (0.31%) SLA
8 17 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 13 (0.22%) ISO 9000
10 10 (0.17%) GAMP
11 9 (0.15%) TickIT
12 6 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 12207
13 4 (0.068%) ISO 8583
14 3 (0.051%) WAI
15 2 (0.034%) DO-254
16 1 (0.017%) ARP4754
16 1 (0.017%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 177 (3.02%) Firmware
2 61 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (0.90%) Hyper-V
4 41 (0.70%) Active Directory
5 16 (0.27%) Xen
5 16 (0.27%) KVM
6 15 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
7 14 (0.24%) Docker
8 11 (0.19%) NFS
8 11 (0.19%) XenServer
9 10 (0.17%) Varnish
10 9 (0.15%) QEMU
11 7 (0.12%) vSphere
11 7 (0.12%) qmail
12 5 (0.085%) Terminal Server
12 5 (0.085%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (0.068%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (0.068%) LXC
14 3 (0.051%) XenDesktop
15 2 (0.034%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 57 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
2 50 (0.85%) Puppet
3 20 (0.34%) Nagios
4 19 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
5 12 (0.20%) OpenNMS
6 10 (0.17%) Ansible
7 9 (0.15%) Vagrant
8 7 (0.12%) Zenoss
8 7 (0.12%) yum
9 6 (0.10%) MOM
9 6 (0.10%) OpenAM
10 3 (0.051%) Graphite
10 3 (0.051%) Control-M
11 2 (0.034%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (0.034%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 2 (0.034%) OPNET
11 2 (0.034%) SCCM
11 2 (0.034%) Oozie
11 2 (0.034%) AppDNA
11 2 (0.034%) Mesos
Vendors
1 677 (11.54%) Microsoft
2 625 (10.65%) Oracle
3 92 (1.57%) VMware
4 72 (1.23%) Google
5 62 (1.06%) IBM
6 50 (0.85%) Sybase
6 50 (0.85%) Red Hat
7 45 (0.77%) Apple
8 35 (0.60%) Citrix
9 34 (0.58%) SAP
10 33 (0.56%) Zend
11 32 (0.55%) Cisco
12 31 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
12 31 (0.53%) Twitter
13 30 (0.51%) Talend
13 30 (0.51%) Intel
13 30 (0.51%) Perforce
14 28 (0.48%) BEA
15 27 (0.46%) Informatica
16 26 (0.44%) HP
City, London
Robert Half
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £35k + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Massive Interactive
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Linux Recruit
Salary: From £40,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £75k
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £50k
Posted: 14 hours ago
Barnstaple, Devon
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: 14 hours ago
Barnstaple, Devon
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + bens
Posted: 15 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Hertfordshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum, Benefits great benefits!
Posted: 16 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + car
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bath, Somerset
Real Staffing Group
Salary: Bens
Posted: 16 hours ago
East London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Sandbach, Cheshire
Health Intelligence Ltd
Salary: From £21,000 to £26,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £60000.00 - £140000.00 per annum + bonus and benfits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: c£50k - £55K
Posted: 18 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago