The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 100 93 87
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 3056 3082 3488
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.62% 2.84% 2.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.78% 3.02% 3.12%
Number of salaries quoted 2608 2622 3033
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
109888 102187 111746
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.37% 94.26% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 89595 84579 95723
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 £26,250 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £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 1 August 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 1 August 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -18 2696 £42,500 +6.25% 369
South East -5 713 £42,500 +6.25% 67
London -29 669 £52,500 - 84
East of England -2 411 £40,000 -2.43% 71
South West -19 294 £35,000 +4.47% 43
Cambridgeshire -3 279 £40,000 -10.11% 51
Cambridge 0 252 £40,000 -11.11% 44
Scotland +4 241 £37,500 - 19
East Midlands +31 210 £37,500 +15.38% 23
Yorkshire -15 151 £40,000 +8.84% 35
North West -14 135 £37,500 +10.29% 21
Surrey -18 127 £52,500 +16.66% 11
Hampshire -25 127 £37,500 +7.14% 13
Oxfordshire +38 125 £42,500 +6.25% 12
Nottinghamshire +41 124 £35,000 +7.69% 6
Nottingham +36 124 £35,000 +7.69% 5
Edinburgh +13 118 £40,000 +6.66% 9
West Midlands -17 112 £36,000 +2.85% 17
City of London -69 111 £57,500 +9.52% 22
Berkshire 0 110 £40,000 - 12
Bristol -22 87 £35,000 +7.69% 15
Manchester -4 85 £39,500 +16.17% 12
Glasgow +5 80 £37,500 - 4
Oxford +31 74 £40,000 - 4
West Yorkshire -55 72 £40,000 - 22
Wales +17 68 £35,000 -7.89% 7
West Sussex -11 68 £42,500 +3.65% 5
Leeds -33 64 £40,000 - 16
Dorset -13 58 £30,000 -11.76% 9
Hertfordshire -20 57 £40,000 +6.66% 6

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 5846 (88.10%) Software Engineering
2 2822 (42.53%) C#
3 2799 (42.18%) C++
4 2370 (35.71%) Java
5 2099 (31.63%) .NET
6 2074 (31.25%) Degree
7 1729 (26.05%) SQL
8 1672 (25.20%) C
9 1623 (24.46%) Computer Science
10 1580 (23.81%) Linux
11 1446 (21.79%) OO
12 1408 (21.22%) JavaScript
13 1346 (20.28%) HTML
14 1235 (18.61%) Windows
15 1194 (17.99%) Agile Software Development
16 1190 (17.93%) SQL Server
17 1003 (15.11%) ASP.NET
18 933 (14.06%) Finance
19 872 (13.14%) CSS
20 853 (12.85%) Microsoft
21 827 (12.46%) Scrum
22 826 (12.45%) TDD
23 819 (12.34%) Python
24 780 (11.75%) MVC
25 729 (10.99%) XML
26 728 (10.97%) Oracle
27 707 (10.65%) UNIX
28 660 (9.95%) Mathematics
29 654 (9.86%) Web Services
30 587 (8.85%) Multithreading

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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
1 177 (2.67%) Apache
2 152 (2.29%) Tomcat
3 126 (1.90%) WebSphere
4 114 (1.72%) IIS
5 99 (1.49%) SharePoint
6 94 (1.42%) WebLogic
7 79 (1.19%) Node.js
8 71 (1.07%) CMS
9 70 (1.05%) Apache Solr
10 55 (0.83%) Oracle Service Bus
11 42 (0.63%) GlassFish
12 37 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
13 28 (0.42%) WordPress
14 25 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
14 25 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
15 22 (0.33%) OpenStack
16 19 (0.29%) SAS
17 18 (0.27%) Apache ServiceMix
17 18 (0.27%) Apache Pig
17 18 (0.27%) Jetty
Applications
1 395 (5.95%) MS Excel
2 61 (0.92%) MS Office
3 27 (0.41%) Simulink
4 16 (0.24%) Photoshop
5 15 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (0.15%) TargetLink
7 7 (0.11%) Maya
8 6 (0.090%) Stateflow
9 5 (0.075%) 3ds Max
10 4 (0.060%) MS Visio
11 3 (0.045%) Doxygen
11 3 (0.045%) Blender
12 2 (0.030%) Spreadsheet
12 2 (0.030%) CINEMA 4D
13 1 (0.015%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.015%) MS Project
13 1 (0.015%) PowerPivot
13 1 (0.015%) Zemax
Business Applications
1 41 (0.62%) Oracle BPM
2 27 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
4 8 (0.12%) Magento
5 6 (0.090%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.075%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.075%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.045%) LabWindows
7 3 (0.045%) SunGard AvantGard
7 3 (0.045%) Oracle Receivables
8 2 (0.030%) MFGPRO
9 1 (0.015%) Visualfiles
9 1 (0.015%) Line 500
9 1 (0.015%) WebTrends
9 1 (0.015%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 107 (1.61%) SaaS
2 84 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
3 75 (1.13%) GitHub
4 71 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
5 69 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
6 22 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
7 16 (0.24%) PaaS
8 11 (0.17%) Force.com
9 6 (0.090%) Heroku
9 6 (0.090%) IaaS
10 5 (0.075%) Basecamp
10 5 (0.075%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.045%) Office 365
11 3 (0.045%) Google App Engine
11 3 (0.045%) Google Compute Engine
12 1 (0.015%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 276 (4.16%) TCP/IP
2 186 (2.80%) HTTP
3 184 (2.77%) Internet
4 138 (2.08%) Wireless
5 122 (1.84%) SSL
6 110 (1.66%) Ethernet
7 74 (1.12%) GSM
8 50 (0.75%) LTE
9 43 (0.65%) RTP
10 39 (0.59%) UMTS
11 35 (0.53%) VoIP
11 35 (0.53%) Bluetooth
12 34 (0.51%) FTP
13 33 (0.50%) GPRS
14 32 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
15 28 (0.42%) DNS
16 25 (0.38%) DHCP
17 24 (0.36%) Broadband
18 23 (0.35%) Asterisk PBX
19 21 (0.32%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1190 (17.93%) SQL Server
2 388 (5.85%) MySQL
3 316 (4.76%) Big Data
4 313 (4.72%) Relational Database
5 224 (3.38%) SQL Server 2008
6 213 (3.21%) Hadoop
7 160 (2.41%) NoSQL
8 149 (2.25%) RDBMS
9 138 (2.08%) MongoDB
10 130 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
11 102 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
12 92 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
13 89 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
14 78 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 73 (1.10%) Oracle Database
16 71 (1.07%) OLTP
17 67 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 45 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 44 (0.66%) Apache Hive
20 43 (0.65%) DB2
Development Applications
1 556 (8.38%) Visual Studio
2 460 (6.93%) Subversion
3 371 (5.59%) Git (software)
4 293 (4.42%) Eclipse
5 216 (3.25%) Jenkins
6 196 (2.95%) Selenium
7 181 (2.73%) Team Foundation Server
8 171 (2.58%) Maven
9 162 (2.44%) Hudson
10 146 (2.20%) JIRA
11 140 (2.11%) JUnit
12 128 (1.93%) NUnit
13 95 (1.43%) Ant
14 82 (1.24%) JDeveloper
15 78 (1.18%) Xcode
16 61 (0.92%) Rational DOORS
17 54 (0.81%) Bugzilla
18 49 (0.74%) Mercurial
19 47 (0.71%) ClearCase
20 42 (0.63%) Eclipse RCP
General
1 933 (14.06%) Finance
2 395 (5.95%) Electronics
3 363 (5.47%) Games
4 311 (4.69%) Telecoms
5 186 (2.80%) Banking
6 147 (2.22%) Retail
7 143 (2.15%) Aerospace
8 142 (2.14%) Manufacturing
9 124 (1.87%) Automotive
10 123 (1.85%) Military
11 90 (1.36%) Marketing
12 71 (1.07%) Publishing
12 71 (1.07%) Multimedia
13 54 (0.81%) French Language
14 53 (0.80%) Advertising
15 51 (0.77%) Investment Banking
16 48 (0.72%) Law
17 40 (0.60%) Legal
18 29 (0.44%) Avionics
19 23 (0.35%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2099 (31.63%) .NET
2 1346 (20.28%) HTML
3 1003 (15.11%) ASP.NET
4 872 (13.14%) CSS
5 729 (10.99%) XML
6 654 (9.86%) Web Services
7 533 (8.03%) HTML5
8 521 (7.85%) jQuery
9 474 (7.14%) .NET Framework
10 460 (6.93%) WCF
11 457 (6.89%) Spring
12 441 (6.65%) WPF
13 380 (5.73%) J2EE
14 334 (5.03%) Ajax
15 329 (4.96%) ASP.NET MVC
16 244 (3.68%) WinForms
17 240 (3.62%) SOAP
18 236 (3.56%) STL
18 236 (3.56%) Hibernate
18 236 (3.56%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1623 (24.46%) Computer Science
2 660 (9.95%) Mathematics
3 268 (4.04%) Physics
4 247 (3.72%) Open Source
5 229 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
6 201 (3.03%) Embedded Systems
6 201 (3.03%) Mobile App
7 146 (2.20%) Device Driver
8 137 (2.06%) Firmware
9 133 (2.00%) 3D Graphics
10 108 (1.63%) Client/Server
11 87 (1.31%) N-Tier
12 78 (1.18%) Hedge funds
13 67 (1.01%) Statistics
14 64 (0.96%) Digital Media
15 61 (0.92%) Inversion of Control
16 54 (0.81%) Management Information System
17 53 (0.80%) iPad
18 50 (0.75%) Artificial Intelligence
18 50 (0.75%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 1580 (23.81%) Linux
2 1235 (18.61%) Windows
3 707 (10.65%) UNIX
4 363 (5.47%) Android
5 234 (3.53%) Apple iOS
6 154 (2.32%) Embedded Linux
7 76 (1.15%) Mac OS X
8 49 (0.74%) Solaris
9 31 (0.47%) Windows CE
10 30 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
11 29 (0.44%) AIX
11 29 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 25 (0.38%) VxWorks
13 24 (0.36%) Windows Phone
14 19 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
14 19 (0.29%) Windows 7
15 17 (0.26%) Debian
16 15 (0.23%) Windows 8
17 14 (0.21%) Mac OS
17 14 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5846 (88.10%) Software Engineering
2 1446 (21.79%) OO
3 1194 (17.99%) Agile Software Development
4 827 (12.46%) Scrum
5 826 (12.45%) TDD
6 780 (11.75%) MVC
7 587 (8.85%) Multithreading
8 538 (8.11%) Unit Testing
9 444 (6.69%) OOD
10 382 (5.76%) UML
11 376 (5.67%) OOP
12 368 (5.55%) Continuous Integration
13 296 (4.46%) Web Development
14 273 (4.11%) Automated Testing
15 263 (3.96%) SOA
16 256 (3.86%) Software Testing
17 248 (3.74%) E-Commerce
18 196 (2.95%) Test Automation
18 196 (2.95%) BDD
19 192 (2.89%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 2822 (42.53%) C#
2 2799 (42.18%) C++
3 2370 (35.71%) Java
4 1729 (26.05%) SQL
5 1672 (25.20%) C
6 1408 (21.22%) JavaScript
7 819 (12.34%) Python
8 349 (5.26%) PHP
9 295 (4.45%) Perl
10 294 (4.43%) Ruby
11 279 (4.20%) Embedded C
12 211 (3.18%) VB.NET
13 182 (2.74%) Embedded C++
14 168 (2.53%) Objective-C
15 156 (2.35%) Scala
15 156 (2.35%) VB
16 153 (2.31%) T-SQL
17 122 (1.84%) Bash Shell
18 118 (1.78%) PL/SQL
19 103 (1.55%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 2074 (31.25%) Degree
2 281 (4.23%) Security Cleared
3 202 (3.04%) PhD
4 119 (1.79%) SC Cleared
5 90 (1.36%) ISEB
6 68 (1.02%) ISTQB
7 59 (0.89%) DV Cleared
8 32 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
9 17 (0.26%) Postgraduate
9 17 (0.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 15 (0.23%) CISSP
10 15 (0.23%) CSSLP
11 11 (0.17%) BC Cleared
12 9 (0.14%) MCP
13 7 (0.11%) HND
14 6 (0.090%) HNC
15 5 (0.075%) MCTS
15 5 (0.075%) CCA
16 4 (0.060%) PMI Certification
16 4 (0.060%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 366 (5.52%) QA
2 103 (1.55%) ISO 9001
3 35 (0.53%) TickIT
4 33 (0.50%) JTAG
5 30 (0.45%) DO-178B
6 29 (0.44%) IEC 61508
7 28 (0.42%) ISO 9000
8 24 (0.36%) SLA
9 9 (0.14%) WAI
9 9 (0.14%) DICOM
10 5 (0.075%) HL7
11 4 (0.060%) Solvency II
11 4 (0.060%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.045%) GAMP
13 2 (0.030%) Data Quality
14 1 (0.015%) PCI DSS
14 1 (0.015%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
14 1 (0.015%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 37 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (0.41%) Hyper-V
3 18 (0.27%) Active Directory
4 15 (0.23%) KVM
5 12 (0.18%) vSphere
6 10 (0.15%) VMware ESX
7 8 (0.12%) VirtualBox
7 8 (0.12%) HDFS
8 7 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (0.075%) QEMU
9 5 (0.075%) OpenSIPS
10 4 (0.060%) UAG
10 4 (0.060%) Varnish
10 4 (0.060%) NFS
11 3 (0.045%) Postfix
12 2 (0.030%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.015%) Xen
13 1 (0.015%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 1 (0.015%) Platform Symphony
13 1 (0.015%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 69 (1.04%) Puppet
2 62 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (0.23%) Vagrant
4 14 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
5 10 (0.15%) NetBackup
6 8 (0.12%) Ansible
7 7 (0.11%) Nagios
8 6 (0.090%) Capistrano
9 5 (0.075%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 5 (0.075%) ZABBIX
10 4 (0.060%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 4 (0.060%) SCCM
11 3 (0.045%) Kibana
12 2 (0.030%) StatsD
12 2 (0.030%) logstash
12 2 (0.030%) CA Wily
12 2 (0.030%) Hyperic
12 2 (0.030%) OpenView
12 2 (0.030%) Unicenter
12 2 (0.030%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 853 (12.85%) Microsoft
2 728 (10.97%) Oracle
3 169 (2.55%) Google
4 147 (2.22%) JBoss
5 84 (1.27%) Facebook
6 59 (0.89%) VMware
7 58 (0.87%) Perforce
8 54 (0.81%) Sybase
9 50 (0.75%) IBM
10 43 (0.65%) Red Hat
10 43 (0.65%) Twitter
10 43 (0.65%) hybris
11 37 (0.56%) Zend
12 36 (0.54%) Cisco
13 33 (0.50%) SAP
14 31 (0.47%) Adobe
15 27 (0.41%) Salesforce.com
16 25 (0.38%) Citrix
17 24 (0.36%) HP
18 18 (0.27%) Sitecore
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Yorkshire
Woodrow Mercer Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum Depending on Experience
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Gradcore Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Newtown, Powys
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: DoE
Posted: 2 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-40,000
Posted: 2 hours ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-45,000
Posted: 2 hours ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000
Posted: 2 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20,000-25,000
Posted: 2 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Yoh Company
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £40000 to £65000 per annum - Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £30000 to £50000 per annum - Excellent Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leicestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + pension
Posted: 3 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £48,000 per annum Depending of level of experience
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
RMI International
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bath, Somerset
XIST4 IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Bens
Posted: 18 hours ago