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 22 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineer
UK
Rank 98 121 125
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 2474 2682 2539
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.95% 2.62% 2.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.06% 2.72% 2.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1999 2290 2129
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 £42,500 £42,500 £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
80896 98772 101805
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.33% 96.45% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 67167 82902 84090
Median salary £45,344 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+0.76% -
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 £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 22 February 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 22 February 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 2335 £45,000 - 363
London +21 668 £57,500 -4.16% 91
South East -2 444 £50,000 +11.11% 76
East of England +14 349 £45,000 +1.12% 59
South West +4 291 £40,000 - 44
Cambridgeshire +15 232 £45,000 +5.88% 45
Yorkshire +55 210 £42,500 - 31
Cambridge +13 209 £45,000 +5.88% 40
North West -3 169 £46,000 +2.22% 33
Hampshire +20 143 £50,000 +11.11% 22
Manchester -11 131 £50,500 +10.38% 22
West Yorkshire +52 127 £45,000 -10.00% 16
West Midlands +38 110 £41,000 +17.14% 14
Berkshire +42 100 £52,500 +16.66% 15
Leeds +45 98 £45,000 -14.28% 12
Scotland +11 89 £40,000 - 27
Gloucestershire +3 83 £45,000 - 4
East Midlands -23 75 £40,000 +14.28% 8
Somerset +23 74 £37,500 +7.14% 8
Bristol -30 72 £40,000 - 16
City of London -7 67 £65,000 +8.33% 12
Surrey +6 58 £47,500 +5.55% 9
Edinburgh +12 57 £40,000 +26.98% 18
Hertfordshire -24 49 £50,000 +25.00% 6
South Yorkshire +24 47 £40,000 - 8
Bracknell +14 42 £51,250 +70.83% 6
Southampton +12 42 £50,000 +11.11% 4
Oxfordshire -29 41 £53,750 +19.44% 14
Sheffield +28 39 £40,000 -5.88% 5
Buckinghamshire +27 39 £40,000 -11.11% 3

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 4921 (97.66%) Software Engineering
2 2220 (44.06%) Java
3 2117 (42.01%) Agile Software Development
4 2002 (39.73%) C++
5 1753 (34.79%) C#
6 1616 (32.07%) JavaScript
7 1324 (26.28%) SQL
8 1320 (26.20%) Linux
9 1259 (24.99%) Degree
10 1237 (24.55%) HTML
11 1200 (23.81%) Python
12 1187 (23.56%) C
13 1160 (23.02%) .NET
14 911 (18.08%) Computer Science
15 895 (17.76%) CSS
16 872 (17.31%) OO
17 860 (17.07%) TDD
18 800 (15.88%) Scrum
19 690 (13.69%) Windows
20 632 (12.54%) Finance
21 630 (12.50%) MVC
22 618 (12.26%) AngularJS
23 610 (12.11%) Git (software)
24 608 (12.07%) Continuous Integration
25 604 (11.99%) Web Services
26 592 (11.75%) ASP.NET
27 557 (11.05%) SQL Server
28 489 (9.70%) MySQL
29 461 (9.15%) NoSQL
30 460 (9.13%) Spring

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
1 186 (3.69%) Elasticsearch
2 177 (3.51%) Apache Spark
3 129 (2.56%) Tomcat
4 128 (2.54%) JBoss
5 108 (2.14%) Apache
6 74 (1.47%) Apache Pig
7 70 (1.39%) WebSphere
8 69 (1.37%) IIS
9 68 (1.35%) WebLogic
10 58 (1.15%) Confluence
11 36 (0.71%) CMS
12 35 (0.69%) SharePoint
13 31 (0.62%) OpenStack
14 28 (0.56%) Jetty
15 27 (0.54%) nginx
16 22 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 17 (0.34%) Apache Solr
18 16 (0.32%) GlassFish
19 15 (0.30%) Apache ServiceMix
19 15 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 170 (3.37%) MS Excel
2 29 (0.58%) Simulink
3 22 (0.44%) MS Office
4 20 (0.40%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.12%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.12%) Stateflow
6 5 (0.099%) SOLIDWORKS
6 5 (0.099%) SPSS
7 4 (0.079%) Doxygen
8 3 (0.060%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.040%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.020%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.020%) Blender
10 1 (0.020%) MS PowerPoint
10 1 (0.020%) TargetLink
10 1 (0.020%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 21 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.099%) Sage 200
5 4 (0.079%) Infor M3
5 4 (0.079%) Magento
5 4 (0.079%) Summit
6 2 (0.040%) BASE24
6 2 (0.040%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.040%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.040%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.040%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.040%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.020%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.020%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.020%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.020%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 348 (6.91%) Amazon AWS
2 192 (3.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 124 (2.46%) SaaS
4 111 (2.20%) GitHub
5 74 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
6 32 (0.64%) Office 365
7 30 (0.60%) PaaS
8 27 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
9 26 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
10 17 (0.34%) Amazon Kinesis
11 15 (0.30%) Amazon S3
12 12 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
12 12 (0.24%) CloudFront
13 9 (0.18%) IaaS
14 8 (0.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 7 (0.14%) Slack
16 6 (0.12%) AWS Lambda
16 6 (0.12%) Google Play
16 6 (0.12%) Sumo Logic
17 5 (0.099%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 259 (5.14%) TCP/IP
2 132 (2.62%) HTTP
3 127 (2.52%) Wireless
4 116 (2.30%) Bluetooth
5 110 (2.18%) Internet
6 103 (2.04%) Ethernet
7 68 (1.35%) RS-485
8 61 (1.21%) RS-232
9 58 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
10 51 (1.01%) ZigBee
11 39 (0.77%) Firewall
11 39 (0.77%) GSM
12 36 (0.71%) LDAP
13 29 (0.58%) GPRS
14 26 (0.52%) Network Security
15 25 (0.50%) Kerberos
16 24 (0.48%) SSL
17 22 (0.44%) SNMP
18 21 (0.42%) FTP
19 20 (0.40%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 557 (11.05%) SQL Server
2 489 (9.70%) MySQL
3 461 (9.15%) NoSQL
4 353 (7.01%) MongoDB
5 315 (6.25%) Big Data
6 253 (5.02%) Relational Database
7 217 (4.31%) Hadoop
8 146 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
9 125 (2.48%) Apache Cassandra
10 96 (1.91%) RDBMS
11 94 (1.87%) Redis
12 93 (1.85%) Apache Hive
13 55 (1.09%) Oracle Database
14 40 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 31 (0.62%) Data Mining
16 30 (0.60%) Blockchain
17 29 (0.58%) Neo4j
18 27 (0.54%) HBase
19 26 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
19 26 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 610 (12.11%) Git (software)
2 345 (6.85%) Jenkins
3 305 (6.05%) Visual Studio
4 277 (5.50%) Subversion
5 205 (4.07%) Team Foundation Server
6 196 (3.89%) Maven
7 179 (3.55%) JUnit
8 164 (3.25%) Selenium
9 162 (3.21%) JIRA
10 126 (2.50%) NUnit
11 123 (2.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 110 (2.18%) TeamCity
13 104 (2.06%) Cucumber
14 90 (1.79%) Ant
15 89 (1.77%) Eclipse
16 84 (1.67%) Mercurial
17 71 (1.41%) MSTest
18 60 (1.19%) Octopus Deploy
19 58 (1.15%) Gradle
20 54 (1.07%) Hudson
General
1 632 (12.54%) Finance
2 325 (6.45%) Electronics
3 198 (3.93%) Games
4 177 (3.51%) Telecoms
5 149 (2.96%) Retail
6 146 (2.90%) Manufacturing
7 142 (2.82%) Banking
8 129 (2.56%) Automotive
9 87 (1.73%) Marketing
10 77 (1.53%) Aerospace
11 59 (1.17%) Military
12 46 (0.91%) Legal
13 36 (0.71%) Advertising
14 34 (0.67%) Investment Banking
15 32 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
16 30 (0.60%) Financial Institution
17 27 (0.54%) Back Office
18 24 (0.48%) Front Office
19 18 (0.36%) Publishing
20 17 (0.34%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1237 (24.55%) HTML
2 1160 (23.02%) .NET
3 895 (17.76%) CSS
4 618 (12.26%) AngularJS
5 604 (11.99%) Web Services
6 592 (11.75%) ASP.NET
7 460 (9.13%) Spring
8 452 (8.97%) jQuery
9 439 (8.71%) HTML5
10 424 (8.41%) XML
11 395 (7.84%) Node.js
12 381 (7.56%) RESTful
13 362 (7.18%) REST
14 284 (5.64%) .NET Framework
15 263 (5.22%) WPF
16 260 (5.16%) Hibernate
17 253 (5.02%) SOAP
18 252 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
19 249 (4.94%) WCF
20 229 (4.54%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 911 (18.08%) Computer Science
2 340 (6.75%) Algorithms
3 201 (3.99%) Analytical Skills
4 161 (3.20%) Embedded Systems
5 152 (3.02%) Data Structures
5 152 (3.02%) User Experience
6 129 (2.56%) Fintech
7 88 (1.75%) Device Driver
8 86 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
9 77 (1.53%) Mobile App
10 50 (0.99%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 45 (0.89%) Virtual Team
12 41 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
13 38 (0.75%) Internet of Things
13 38 (0.75%) Life Science
14 34 (0.67%) Client/Server
15 29 (0.58%) PKI
16 27 (0.54%) Home Automation
16 27 (0.54%) Robotics
16 27 (0.54%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1320 (26.20%) Linux
2 690 (13.69%) Windows
3 364 (7.22%) Unix
4 257 (5.10%) Android
5 145 (2.88%) Apple iOS
6 113 (2.24%) Embedded Linux
7 39 (0.77%) Mac OS X
8 33 (0.65%) Windows Server
9 32 (0.64%) VxWorks
10 30 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 30 (0.60%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 24 (0.48%) Ubuntu
12 20 (0.40%) CentOS
13 18 (0.36%) Mac OS
14 16 (0.32%) Windows 7
15 15 (0.30%) AIX
15 15 (0.30%) Solaris
16 12 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
17 11 (0.22%) Windows 10
18 10 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4921 (97.66%) Software Engineering
2 2117 (42.01%) Agile Software Development
3 872 (17.31%) OO
4 860 (17.07%) TDD
5 800 (15.88%) Scrum
6 630 (12.50%) MVC
7 608 (12.07%) Continuous Integration
8 453 (8.99%) SDLC
9 433 (8.59%) Mathematics
10 398 (7.90%) Open Source
11 380 (7.54%) Multithreading
12 360 (7.14%) Microservices
13 353 (7.01%) BDD
14 349 (6.93%) DevOps
15 347 (6.89%) Unit Testing
16 321 (6.37%) UML
17 312 (6.19%) OOP
18 263 (5.22%) Web Development
19 256 (5.08%) Mentoring
20 238 (4.72%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2220 (44.06%) Java
2 2002 (39.73%) C++
3 1753 (34.79%) C#
4 1616 (32.07%) JavaScript
5 1324 (26.28%) SQL
6 1200 (23.81%) Python
7 1187 (23.56%) C
8 355 (7.05%) PHP
9 328 (6.51%) Embedded C
10 309 (6.13%) Ruby
11 247 (4.90%) Perl
12 243 (4.82%) Scala
13 212 (4.21%) Embedded C++
14 161 (3.20%) T-SQL
15 141 (2.80%) Bash Shell
15 141 (2.80%) PL/SQL
16 123 (2.44%) Go
17 97 (1.92%) MATLAB
18 96 (1.91%) PowerShell
19 84 (1.67%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1259 (24.99%) Degree
2 408 (8.10%) Security Cleared
3 160 (3.18%) PhD
4 152 (3.02%) SC Cleared
5 138 (2.74%) DV Cleared
6 32 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (0.32%) ISTQB
8 14 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (0.28%) PMI Certification
8 14 (0.28%) Postgraduate
9 13 (0.26%) CISSP
10 12 (0.24%) CCNA
10 12 (0.24%) GIAC
10 12 (0.24%) Linux+ Certification
10 12 (0.24%) MCSE
10 12 (0.24%) Network+ Certification
10 12 (0.24%) SANS
10 12 (0.24%) SSCP
11 9 (0.18%) BC Cleared
12 8 (0.16%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 230 (4.56%) QA
2 51 (1.01%) MISRA
3 29 (0.58%) ISO 9001
4 27 (0.54%) SDET
5 17 (0.34%) JTAG
6 16 (0.32%) MISRA C
7 14 (0.28%) IEC 61508
8 13 (0.26%) DO-178B
9 12 (0.24%) GCP
10 11 (0.22%) ISO26262
11 10 (0.20%) PCI DSS
12 9 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 7 (0.14%) Data Quality
14 6 (0.12%) PA-DSS
15 5 (0.099%) TickIT
16 4 (0.079%) ISO/IEC 12207
16 4 (0.079%) ISO13485
17 3 (0.060%) Def Stans
17 3 (0.060%) HMG Security Policy Framework
18 2 (0.040%) DO-254
System Software
1 212 (4.21%) Docker
2 155 (3.08%) Firmware
3 63 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 46 (0.91%) Hyper-V
5 25 (0.50%) HDFS
5 25 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
6 20 (0.40%) Active Directory
6 20 (0.40%) NFS
7 12 (0.24%) KVM
8 11 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 6 (0.12%) vSphere
10 4 (0.079%) VirtualBox
10 4 (0.079%) Xen
11 3 (0.060%) Apache Flume
11 3 (0.060%) XenServer
12 2 (0.040%) QEMU
12 2 (0.040%) Snort
13 1 (0.020%) Kamailio
13 1 (0.020%) LXC
Systems Management
1 95 (1.89%) Puppet
2 84 (1.67%) Ansible
3 62 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
4 53 (1.05%) Kubernetes
5 37 (0.73%) Nagios
6 26 (0.52%) Terraform
7 19 (0.38%) Grafana
8 17 (0.34%) Mesos
9 14 (0.28%) Kibana
10 11 (0.22%) Docker Swarm
10 11 (0.22%) Graphite
10 11 (0.22%) rkt
11 8 (0.16%) Opsview
12 6 (0.12%) Riemann
12 6 (0.12%) Salt
13 5 (0.099%) logstash
13 5 (0.099%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 5 (0.099%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 4 (0.079%) Hadoop YARN
14 4 (0.079%) Icinga
Vendors
1 414 (8.22%) Microsoft
2 367 (7.28%) Oracle
3 96 (1.91%) Google
4 74 (1.47%) VMware
5 51 (1.01%) Red Hat
6 48 (0.95%) Zend
7 46 (0.91%) Sophos
8 37 (0.73%) Atlassian
9 35 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
9 35 (0.69%) SAP
10 34 (0.67%) Splunk
11 27 (0.54%) Adobe
11 27 (0.54%) IBM
11 27 (0.54%) Intel
12 22 (0.44%) Dell
13 20 (0.40%) ILOG
14 19 (0.38%) Talend
14 19 (0.38%) Twitter
14 19 (0.38%) Xamarin
15 17 (0.34%) HP
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Net Talent
Posted: 6 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Training
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Stott & May
Salary: £25000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
York, North Yorkshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-45k Plus Great Benefits Package
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: £60,000 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: 6 hours ago
South Yorkshire
Venturi
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + strong benefits package
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Salford, Lancashire
ISL
Salary: £3000.00 - £5000.00 per annum + + Benefits DOE
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric.com
Salary: From £33,000 to £45,000 per annum benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Empiric.com
Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum + Bonus (10%) + Pension + Healthcare
Posted: 33 minutes ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: Generous Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + generous benefits
Posted: 50 minutes ago
City, London
Digital Vision Search Ltd
Salary: From £80,000 to £100,000 per annum + Shares + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 51 minutes ago
South West London
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £50,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £75,000 to £95,000 per annum & Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The One Group
Salary: £40k - 60k per year + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 51 minutes ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Hanover Recruitment
Salary: £70000.00 per annum + Bonus and Shares
Posted: 7 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £35000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 45,000
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £95000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 7 hours ago