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 24 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineer
UK
Rank 102 120 125
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 2444 2589 2568
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.91% 2.61% 2.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.02% 2.71% 2.56%
Number of salaries quoted 2017 2202 2151
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +9.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +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
81056 95508 100334
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.41% 96.44% 96.69%
Number of salaries quoted 67357 80149 83348
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 24 January 2017 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 24 January 2017. 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 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 +23 2310 £45,000 - 384
London +32 664 £55,000 -8.33% 79
South East -4 473 £47,500 +5.55% 78
East of England +11 341 £45,000 - 60
South West -5 261 £42,000 +5.00% 54
Cambridgeshire +13 231 £45,000 +5.88% 47
Cambridge +6 202 £45,000 +5.88% 38
Yorkshire +35 201 £42,500 - 39
Hampshire +34 157 £50,000 +9.28% 22
North West -15 144 £47,500 +11.76% 32
West Yorkshire +48 134 £45,000 -10.00% 20
West Midlands +28 121 £42,500 +13.33% 23
Leeds +50 113 £45,000 -10.00% 15
Manchester -14 110 £50,500 +12.22% 24
Berkshire +36 92 £46,250 +2.77% 16
Gloucestershire +3 87 £45,000 +3.44% 11
Scotland +25 84 £42,500 +6.25% 22
East Midlands -8 82 £43,000 +15.43% 12
Surrey +13 76 £47,500 +5.55% 12
Somerset +19 68 £38,000 +11.76% 10
City of London -4 62 £62,500 -5.66% 15
Southampton +27 54 £48,250 -3.50% 7
Bristol -51 54 £40,000 -4.76% 16
Hertfordshire -13 52 £50,000 +7.52% 5
Edinburgh +21 50 £45,000 +20.00% 15
Bracknell +11 44 £40,000 +33.33% 2
West Sussex -28 41 £44,869 +5.57% 4
Farnborough +27 38 £52,500 +25.74% 4
Oxfordshire -19 38 £55,000 +22.22% 12
South Yorkshire +13 37 £40,000 - 6

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 4901 (97.75%) Software Engineering
2 2167 (43.22%) Java
3 2163 (43.14%) Agile Software Development
4 1951 (38.91%) C++
5 1757 (35.04%) C#
6 1614 (32.19%) JavaScript
7 1371 (27.34%) SQL
8 1312 (26.17%) Linux
9 1265 (25.23%) Degree
10 1259 (25.11%) HTML
11 1179 (23.51%) .NET
12 1157 (23.08%) Python
13 1145 (22.84%) C
14 919 (18.33%) CSS
15 915 (18.25%) Computer Science
16 870 (17.35%) OO
17 864 (17.23%) TDD
18 810 (16.15%) Scrum
19 669 (13.34%) Finance
20 656 (13.08%) Windows
21 631 (12.58%) MVC
22 628 (12.52%) ASP.NET
23 606 (12.09%) Git (software)
24 599 (11.95%) Web Services
25 593 (11.83%) Continuous Integration
26 592 (11.81%) AngularJS
27 553 (11.03%) SQL Server
28 469 (9.35%) MySQL
29 463 (9.23%) Spring
30 453 (9.03%) NoSQL

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
1 181 (3.61%) Elasticsearch
2 175 (3.49%) Apache Spark
3 128 (2.55%) JBoss
3 128 (2.55%) Tomcat
4 96 (1.91%) Apache
5 82 (1.64%) Apache Pig
6 67 (1.34%) WebLogic
7 66 (1.32%) IIS
8 60 (1.20%) Confluence
8 60 (1.20%) WebSphere
9 43 (0.86%) CMS
10 31 (0.62%) SharePoint
11 30 (0.60%) OpenStack
12 26 (0.52%) nginx
13 24 (0.48%) Jetty
14 19 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 18 (0.36%) GlassFish
16 17 (0.34%) Apache Solr
17 16 (0.32%) Umbraco
18 15 (0.30%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 179 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 26 (0.52%) Simulink
3 22 (0.44%) MS Office
4 8 (0.16%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.12%) Doxygen
6 5 (0.100%) SOLIDWORKS
6 5 (0.100%) SPSS
6 5 (0.100%) Stateflow
7 3 (0.060%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.060%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.060%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.040%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.040%) TargetLink
9 1 (0.020%) Blender
9 1 (0.020%) Revit
9 1 (0.020%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 27 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 11 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.14%) Summit
5 5 (0.100%) Magento
5 5 (0.100%) Sage 200
6 3 (0.060%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.040%) BASE24
8 1 (0.020%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.020%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.020%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.020%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.020%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.020%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.020%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.020%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.020%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 319 (6.36%) Amazon AWS
2 189 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 121 (2.41%) SaaS
4 105 (2.09%) GitHub
5 71 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
6 33 (0.66%) PaaS
7 28 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
8 27 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
9 23 (0.46%) Office 365
10 12 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
10 12 (0.24%) CloudFront
11 11 (0.22%) Amazon S3
12 9 (0.18%) Amazon Kinesis
12 9 (0.18%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 8 (0.16%) IaaS
14 7 (0.14%) iTunes
14 7 (0.14%) Slack
15 6 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
15 6 (0.12%) Google Play
15 6 (0.12%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 257 (5.13%) TCP/IP
2 122 (2.43%) HTTP
3 116 (2.31%) Wireless
4 106 (2.11%) Internet
5 101 (2.01%) Bluetooth
6 90 (1.79%) Ethernet
7 70 (1.40%) RS-485
8 60 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
9 56 (1.12%) RS-232
10 42 (0.84%) ZigBee
11 40 (0.80%) Firewall
12 37 (0.74%) LDAP
13 29 (0.58%) Kerberos
14 26 (0.52%) FTP
14 26 (0.52%) Network Security
15 23 (0.46%) GSM
15 23 (0.46%) SSL
16 19 (0.38%) SNMP
16 19 (0.38%) VoIP
17 18 (0.36%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 553 (11.03%) SQL Server
2 469 (9.35%) MySQL
3 453 (9.03%) NoSQL
4 371 (7.40%) MongoDB
5 333 (6.64%) Big Data
6 256 (5.11%) Relational Database
7 220 (4.39%) Hadoop
8 135 (2.69%) PostgreSQL
9 120 (2.39%) Apache Cassandra
10 99 (1.97%) Apache Hive
11 92 (1.83%) Redis
12 90 (1.79%) RDBMS
13 59 (1.18%) Oracle Database
14 38 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 34 (0.68%) Data Mining
16 28 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 26 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
18 25 (0.50%) CouchDB
19 24 (0.48%) HBase
19 24 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 606 (12.09%) Git (software)
2 349 (6.96%) Jenkins
3 274 (5.46%) Visual Studio
4 253 (5.05%) Subversion
5 194 (3.87%) Team Foundation Server
6 188 (3.75%) JUnit
7 185 (3.69%) Maven
8 160 (3.19%) Selenium
9 150 (2.99%) JIRA
10 130 (2.59%) NUnit
11 111 (2.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 108 (2.15%) Cucumber
13 99 (1.97%) TeamCity
14 77 (1.54%) Eclipse
15 75 (1.50%) Mercurial
16 73 (1.46%) Ant
17 72 (1.44%) MSTest
18 55 (1.10%) Gradle
18 55 (1.10%) Octopus Deploy
19 50 (1.00%) Mockito
General
1 669 (13.34%) Finance
2 298 (5.94%) Electronics
3 203 (4.05%) Telecoms
4 195 (3.89%) Games
5 156 (3.11%) Retail
6 143 (2.85%) Manufacturing
7 140 (2.79%) Banking
8 128 (2.55%) Automotive
9 89 (1.78%) Marketing
10 80 (1.60%) Aerospace
11 54 (1.08%) Military
12 50 (1.00%) Legal
13 46 (0.92%) Financial Institution
14 36 (0.72%) Investment Banking
15 32 (0.64%) Advertising
16 31 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
17 27 (0.54%) Back Office
18 22 (0.44%) Front Office
19 20 (0.40%) Publishing
20 19 (0.38%) Prime Brokerage
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1259 (25.11%) HTML
2 1179 (23.51%) .NET
3 919 (18.33%) CSS
4 628 (12.52%) ASP.NET
5 599 (11.95%) Web Services
6 592 (11.81%) AngularJS
7 463 (9.23%) Spring
8 451 (8.99%) jQuery
9 449 (8.95%) HTML5
10 411 (8.20%) XML
11 401 (8.00%) Node.js
12 375 (7.48%) RESTful
13 357 (7.12%) REST
14 276 (5.50%) .NET Framework
15 275 (5.48%) WPF
16 267 (5.33%) Hibernate
17 260 (5.19%) WCF
18 259 (5.17%) ASP.NET MVC
19 258 (5.15%) J2EE
20 252 (5.03%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 915 (18.25%) Computer Science
2 368 (7.34%) Mathematics
3 318 (6.34%) Algorithms
4 235 (4.69%) Physics
5 210 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
6 153 (3.05%) Embedded Systems
7 149 (2.97%) User Experience
8 146 (2.91%) Data Structures
9 129 (2.57%) Fintech
10 119 (2.37%) Visualisation
11 101 (2.01%) Device Driver
12 92 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
13 82 (1.64%) Mobile App
14 68 (1.36%) Artificial Intelligence
15 51 (1.02%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 48 (0.96%) Life Science
17 47 (0.94%) Virtual Team
18 38 (0.76%) Informatics
18 38 (0.76%) Internet of Things
19 36 (0.72%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1312 (26.17%) Linux
2 656 (13.08%) Windows
3 370 (7.38%) Unix
4 248 (4.95%) Android
5 151 (3.01%) Apple iOS
6 118 (2.35%) Embedded Linux
7 41 (0.82%) VxWorks
8 38 (0.76%) Mac OS X
9 36 (0.72%) Windows Server
10 23 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 23 (0.46%) Windows CE
11 22 (0.44%) Ubuntu
12 17 (0.34%) CentOS
13 16 (0.32%) Solaris
14 15 (0.30%) Mac OS
15 13 (0.26%) AIX
16 12 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
17 11 (0.22%) Windows 7
18 10 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
19 8 (0.16%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4901 (97.75%) Software Engineering
2 2163 (43.14%) Agile Software Development
3 870 (17.35%) OO
4 864 (17.23%) TDD
5 810 (16.15%) Scrum
6 631 (12.58%) MVC
7 593 (11.83%) Continuous Integration
8 435 (8.68%) SDLC
9 388 (7.74%) Multithreading
10 382 (7.62%) BDD
11 375 (7.48%) Open Source
12 350 (6.98%) Unit Testing
13 337 (6.72%) DevOps
14 333 (6.64%) Microservices
15 316 (6.30%) UML
16 301 (6.00%) OOP
17 266 (5.31%) Analytics
18 258 (5.15%) Mentoring
19 256 (5.11%) Web Development
20 217 (4.33%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 2167 (43.22%) Java
2 1951 (38.91%) C++
3 1757 (35.04%) C#
4 1614 (32.19%) JavaScript
5 1371 (27.34%) SQL
6 1157 (23.08%) Python
7 1145 (22.84%) C
8 333 (6.64%) PHP
9 319 (6.36%) Embedded C
10 312 (6.22%) Ruby
11 239 (4.77%) Perl
12 238 (4.75%) Scala
13 185 (3.69%) Embedded C++
14 168 (3.35%) T-SQL
15 164 (3.27%) PL/SQL
16 161 (3.21%) Bash Shell
17 115 (2.29%) Go
18 99 (1.97%) MATLAB
19 97 (1.93%) PowerShell
20 81 (1.62%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1265 (25.23%) Degree
2 383 (7.64%) Security Cleared
3 148 (2.95%) SC Cleared
4 142 (2.83%) PhD
5 133 (2.65%) DV Cleared
6 34 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
7 19 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
8 18 (0.36%) CISSP
9 16 (0.32%) CCNA
9 16 (0.32%) GIAC
9 16 (0.32%) ISTQB
9 16 (0.32%) Linux+ Certification
9 16 (0.32%) MCSE
9 16 (0.32%) Network+ Certification
9 16 (0.32%) SANS
9 16 (0.32%) SSCP
10 12 (0.24%) BC Cleared
10 12 (0.24%) PMI Certification
10 12 (0.24%) Postgraduate
11 7 (0.14%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 232 (4.63%) QA
2 55 (1.10%) MISRA
3 44 (0.88%) ISO 9001
4 26 (0.52%) SDET
5 19 (0.38%) MISRA C
6 17 (0.34%) IEC 61508
6 17 (0.34%) JTAG
7 16 (0.32%) GCP
8 15 (0.30%) ISO13485
9 14 (0.28%) DO-178B
10 12 (0.24%) PCI DSS
11 8 (0.16%) ISO26262
11 8 (0.16%) PA-DSS
12 7 (0.14%) DICOM
13 6 (0.12%) ISO 14001
13 6 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 6 (0.12%) TickIT
14 4 (0.080%) Data Quality
14 4 (0.080%) ISO/IEC 12207
15 3 (0.060%) SLA
System Software
1 193 (3.85%) Docker
2 149 (2.97%) Firmware
3 62 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 53 (1.06%) Hyper-V
5 25 (0.50%) HDFS
5 25 (0.50%) NFS
6 19 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
7 15 (0.30%) Active Directory
8 14 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 8 (0.16%) KVM
10 6 (0.12%) vSphere
11 4 (0.080%) Kamailio
11 4 (0.080%) Xen
12 3 (0.060%) Apache Flume
12 3 (0.060%) VirtualBox
12 3 (0.060%) XenServer
13 2 (0.040%) QEMU
14 1 (0.020%) Snort
Systems Management
1 89 (1.78%) Puppet
2 75 (1.50%) Ansible
3 54 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
4 45 (0.90%) Kubernetes
5 34 (0.68%) Nagios
6 23 (0.46%) Grafana
7 21 (0.42%) Terraform
8 17 (0.34%) Mesos
9 12 (0.24%) Graphite
10 11 (0.22%) Kibana
10 11 (0.22%) rkt
11 8 (0.16%) logstash
11 8 (0.16%) Opsview
11 8 (0.16%) Salt
12 6 (0.12%) Riemann
13 5 (0.100%) Hadoop YARN
13 5 (0.100%) Packer
13 5 (0.100%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 5 (0.100%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 4 (0.080%) StatsD
Vendors
1 424 (8.46%) Microsoft
2 396 (7.90%) Oracle
3 79 (1.58%) Google
4 73 (1.46%) VMware
5 53 (1.06%) Sophos
6 47 (0.94%) Red Hat
7 39 (0.78%) Atlassian
8 37 (0.74%) SAP
9 36 (0.72%) Zend
10 35 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
11 33 (0.66%) Splunk
12 31 (0.62%) IBM
13 27 (0.54%) Intel
14 21 (0.42%) Dell
15 20 (0.40%) Xamarin
16 19 (0.38%) HP
17 18 (0.36%) Talend
18 17 (0.34%) ILOG
18 17 (0.34%) Sun
19 14 (0.28%) Perforce
Oldham, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Training
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 3 hours ago
North Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + company bonus + stock options + more
Posted: 5 hours ago
East Riding
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Fantastic Salary/Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Micro Nav
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
IntaPeople
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £43000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Clevedon, Avon
IntaPeople
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £38000.00 - £52000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IS Recruitment Ltd.
Salary: £32,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Northamptonshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £30000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
South Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 13 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Private Medical + More
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £50,000 to £100,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric.com
Salary: Completely negotiable and excellent
Posted: 10 hours ago
Knaresborough, North Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £30000 per annum + competitive benefits package
Posted: 8 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + D.O.E
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Awesome + Top Prospects
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £70,000 to £72,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago