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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 98 92 88
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 3144 3113 3508
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.68% 2.86% 2.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.84% 3.04% 3.13%
Number of salaries quoted 2694 2659 3032
Average salary £41,825 £40,000 £39,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.56% +1.91%
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
110640 102566 112158
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.27% 95.10%
Number of salaries quoted 90375 84963 96161
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 £26,500 £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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -12 2776 £42,500 +6.25% 372
South East -6 748 £42,500 +6.25% 74
London -20 713 £52,500 - 88
East of England -7 406 £40,000 -3.61% 75
South West -16 309 £35,100 +3.23% 40
Cambridgeshire -1 277 £40,000 -11.11% 52
Scotland +7 250 £38,250 +5.51% 21
Cambridge +1 250 £40,000 -11.11% 42
East Midlands +31 209 £37,500 +15.38% 29
Yorkshire -21 149 £40,000 +14.28% 26
Hampshire -12 139 £37,500 +5.63% 13
North West -10 135 £37,500 +10.29% 18
Oxfordshire +36 134 £42,500 +6.25% 12
Surrey -19 134 £52,500 +16.66% 8
Nottinghamshire +44 126 £36,250 +11.53% 12
Nottingham +36 125 £37,500 +15.38% 12
Edinburgh +12 120 £40,000 +8.10% 11
Berkshire -1 110 £42,500 +6.25% 18
West Midlands -26 108 £36,750 +5.00% 17
City of London -76 108 £57,500 +9.52% 22
Bristol -16 96 £35,000 +7.69% 9
Manchester -8 83 £39,500 +16.17% 12
Glasgow +6 82 £38,000 +1.33% 5
Oxford +25 79 £40,000 - 4
West Yorkshire -42 71 £40,000 - 16
Wales +17 70 £35,000 -10.25% 9
West Sussex -12 69 £45,000 +9.75% 5
Leeds -36 61 £40,000 - 11
Guildford +7 60 £52,500 +23.52% 3
Dorset -10 58 £30,000 -14.28% 8

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 5910 (88.01%) Software Engineering
2 2851 (42.46%) C#
3 2821 (42.01%) C++
4 2384 (35.50%) Java
5 2132 (31.75%) .NET
6 2072 (30.86%) Degree
7 1756 (26.15%) SQL
8 1677 (24.97%) C
9 1607 (23.93%) Computer Science
10 1574 (23.44%) Linux
11 1478 (22.01%) OO
12 1423 (21.19%) JavaScript
13 1355 (20.18%) HTML
14 1262 (18.79%) Windows
15 1225 (18.24%) Agile Software Development
16 1210 (18.02%) SQL Server
17 1021 (15.20%) ASP.NET
18 942 (14.03%) Finance
19 887 (13.21%) CSS
20 866 (12.90%) Microsoft
21 839 (12.49%) TDD
22 823 (12.26%) Scrum
23 818 (12.18%) Python
24 791 (11.78%) MVC
25 731 (10.89%) XML
26 724 (10.78%) Oracle
27 716 (10.66%) UNIX
28 682 (10.16%) Web Services
29 669 (9.96%) Mathematics
30 602 (8.97%) Multithreading

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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
1 172 (2.56%) Apache
2 146 (2.17%) Tomcat
3 123 (1.83%) IIS
3 123 (1.83%) WebSphere
4 100 (1.49%) SharePoint
5 89 (1.33%) WebLogic
6 79 (1.18%) Node.js
7 72 (1.07%) CMS
8 70 (1.04%) Apache Solr
9 55 (0.82%) Oracle Service Bus
10 39 (0.58%) GlassFish
11 38 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
12 28 (0.42%) WordPress
13 26 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
14 25 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
15 19 (0.28%) SAS
15 19 (0.28%) Umbraco
16 18 (0.27%) OpenStack
17 17 (0.25%) Apache Pig
17 17 (0.25%) Jetty
Applications
1 392 (5.84%) MS Excel
2 60 (0.89%) MS Office
3 27 (0.40%) Simulink
4 16 (0.24%) Photoshop
5 14 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.12%) TargetLink
6 8 (0.12%) Maya
7 5 (0.074%) 3ds Max
7 5 (0.074%) Stateflow
8 4 (0.060%) MS Visio
8 4 (0.060%) Doxygen
9 3 (0.045%) Blender
10 2 (0.030%) CINEMA 4D
10 2 (0.030%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.015%) Zemax
11 1 (0.015%) MS Project
11 1 (0.015%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 41 (0.61%) Oracle BPM
2 24 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (0.19%) Oracle Cash Management
4 8 (0.12%) Magento
5 6 (0.089%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.089%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.074%) SunGard AvantGard
6 5 (0.074%) Oracle Applications
6 5 (0.074%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.045%) LabWindows
8 2 (0.030%) MFGPRO
9 1 (0.015%) Tridion
9 1 (0.015%) WebTrends
9 1 (0.015%) Line 500
9 1 (0.015%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 108 (1.61%) SaaS
2 84 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
3 76 (1.13%) GitHub
4 72 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
5 67 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 22 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
7 15 (0.22%) PaaS
8 11 (0.16%) Force.com
9 6 (0.089%) Amazon S3
9 6 (0.089%) Heroku
9 6 (0.089%) IaaS
10 5 (0.074%) Basecamp
11 3 (0.045%) Google App Engine
11 3 (0.045%) Office 365
12 1 (0.015%) Google Compute Engine
12 1 (0.015%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 274 (4.08%) TCP/IP
2 196 (2.92%) HTTP
3 187 (2.78%) Internet
4 138 (2.06%) Wireless
5 121 (1.80%) SSL
6 108 (1.61%) Ethernet
7 74 (1.10%) GSM
8 50 (0.74%) LTE
9 40 (0.60%) RTP
10 39 (0.58%) UMTS
11 35 (0.52%) Bluetooth
12 33 (0.49%) VoIP
12 33 (0.49%) FTP
13 31 (0.46%) GPRS
13 31 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
14 28 (0.42%) DNS
15 27 (0.40%) Broadband
16 24 (0.36%) DHCP
17 22 (0.33%) Asterisk PBX
18 21 (0.31%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1210 (18.02%) SQL Server
2 385 (5.73%) MySQL
3 320 (4.77%) Relational Database
4 316 (4.71%) Big Data
5 229 (3.41%) SQL Server 2008
6 210 (3.13%) Hadoop
7 160 (2.38%) NoSQL
8 151 (2.25%) RDBMS
9 140 (2.08%) MongoDB
10 128 (1.91%) Apache Cassandra
11 109 (1.62%) SQL Server 2005
12 92 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
13 90 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
14 77 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 75 (1.12%) Oracle Database
16 71 (1.06%) OLTP
17 68 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 48 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 44 (0.66%) Apache Hive
20 42 (0.63%) DB2
Development Applications
1 554 (8.25%) Visual Studio
2 457 (6.81%) Subversion
3 365 (5.44%) Git (software)
4 289 (4.30%) Eclipse
5 208 (3.10%) Jenkins
6 203 (3.02%) Selenium
7 182 (2.71%) Team Foundation Server
8 164 (2.44%) Maven
9 160 (2.38%) Hudson
10 146 (2.17%) JIRA
11 139 (2.07%) JUnit
12 130 (1.94%) NUnit
13 92 (1.37%) Ant
14 80 (1.19%) JDeveloper
14 80 (1.19%) Xcode
15 60 (0.89%) Rational DOORS
16 55 (0.82%) Bugzilla
17 50 (0.74%) Mercurial
18 49 (0.73%) ClearCase
19 42 (0.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 942 (14.03%) Finance
2 397 (5.91%) Electronics
3 366 (5.45%) Games
4 316 (4.71%) Telecoms
5 190 (2.83%) Banking
6 153 (2.28%) Retail
7 144 (2.14%) Manufacturing
8 143 (2.13%) Aerospace
9 126 (1.88%) Automotive
10 119 (1.77%) Military
11 94 (1.40%) Marketing
12 71 (1.06%) Publishing
13 69 (1.03%) Multimedia
14 58 (0.86%) Advertising
15 52 (0.77%) Investment Banking
16 50 (0.74%) French Language
17 47 (0.70%) Law
18 39 (0.58%) Legal
19 27 (0.40%) Avionics
20 25 (0.37%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2132 (31.75%) .NET
2 1355 (20.18%) HTML
3 1021 (15.20%) ASP.NET
4 887 (13.21%) CSS
5 731 (10.89%) XML
6 682 (10.16%) Web Services
7 534 (7.95%) HTML5
8 527 (7.85%) jQuery
9 480 (7.15%) .NET Framework
10 473 (7.04%) WCF
11 459 (6.84%) Spring
12 453 (6.75%) WPF
13 378 (5.63%) J2EE
14 339 (5.05%) Ajax
15 336 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
16 253 (3.77%) WinForms
17 244 (3.63%) SOAP
18 237 (3.53%) STL
18 237 (3.53%) Hibernate
19 236 (3.51%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1607 (23.93%) Computer Science
2 669 (9.96%) Mathematics
3 275 (4.10%) Physics
4 247 (3.68%) Open Source
5 222 (3.31%) Enterprise Software
6 209 (3.11%) Mobile App
7 204 (3.04%) Embedded Systems
8 143 (2.13%) Device Driver
9 138 (2.06%) 3D Graphics
10 135 (2.01%) Firmware
11 105 (1.56%) Client/Server
12 89 (1.33%) N-Tier
13 85 (1.27%) Hedge funds
14 66 (0.98%) Digital Media
15 65 (0.97%) Statistics
16 61 (0.91%) Inversion of Control
17 58 (0.86%) Management Information System
18 53 (0.79%) iPad
19 50 (0.74%) CUDA
20 48 (0.71%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1574 (23.44%) Linux
2 1262 (18.79%) Windows
3 716 (10.66%) UNIX
4 372 (5.54%) Android
5 246 (3.66%) Apple iOS
6 154 (2.29%) Embedded Linux
7 79 (1.18%) Mac OS X
8 49 (0.73%) Solaris
9 33 (0.49%) Windows CE
10 31 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 30 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
12 29 (0.43%) AIX
13 26 (0.39%) Windows Phone
14 23 (0.34%) VxWorks
15 20 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
16 19 (0.28%) Windows 7
17 18 (0.27%) Debian
18 15 (0.22%) HPUX
18 15 (0.22%) Windows 8
19 14 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5910 (88.01%) Software Engineering
2 1478 (22.01%) OO
3 1225 (18.24%) Agile Software Development
4 839 (12.49%) TDD
5 823 (12.26%) Scrum
6 791 (11.78%) MVC
7 602 (8.97%) Multithreading
8 540 (8.04%) Unit Testing
9 467 (6.95%) OOD
10 385 (5.73%) OOP
11 383 (5.70%) UML
12 366 (5.45%) Continuous Integration
13 304 (4.53%) Web Development
14 279 (4.15%) Automated Testing
15 270 (4.02%) SOA
16 254 (3.78%) Software Testing
17 247 (3.68%) E-Commerce
18 197 (2.93%) Test Automation
19 196 (2.92%) BDD
20 192 (2.86%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 2851 (42.46%) C#
2 2821 (42.01%) C++
3 2384 (35.50%) Java
4 1756 (26.15%) SQL
5 1677 (24.97%) C
6 1423 (21.19%) JavaScript
7 818 (12.18%) Python
8 351 (5.23%) PHP
9 301 (4.48%) Perl
10 299 (4.45%) Ruby
11 281 (4.18%) Embedded C
12 221 (3.29%) VB.NET
13 181 (2.70%) Embedded C++
14 174 (2.59%) Objective-C
15 162 (2.41%) VB
16 158 (2.35%) T-SQL
17 157 (2.34%) Scala
18 117 (1.74%) Bash Shell
18 117 (1.74%) PL/SQL
19 102 (1.52%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 2072 (30.86%) Degree
2 282 (4.20%) Security Cleared
3 209 (3.11%) PhD
4 119 (1.77%) SC Cleared
5 88 (1.31%) ISEB
6 65 (0.97%) ISTQB
7 61 (0.91%) DV Cleared
8 33 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
9 18 (0.27%) Postgraduate
10 16 (0.24%) CISSP
10 16 (0.24%) CSSLP
11 15 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 11 (0.16%) BC Cleared
13 9 (0.13%) MCP
14 6 (0.089%) HNC
14 6 (0.089%) HND
15 5 (0.074%) CCA
15 5 (0.074%) MCTS
16 4 (0.060%) MCPD
16 4 (0.060%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 373 (5.55%) QA
2 98 (1.46%) ISO 9001
3 36 (0.54%) TickIT
4 32 (0.48%) JTAG
5 30 (0.45%) IEC 61508
6 28 (0.42%) DO-178B
7 26 (0.39%) ISO 9000
8 23 (0.34%) SLA
9 10 (0.15%) DICOM
9 10 (0.15%) WAI
10 5 (0.074%) HL7
11 4 (0.060%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.060%) Solvency II
12 2 (0.030%) Data Quality
13 1 (0.015%) PCI DSS
13 1 (0.015%) GAMP
13 1 (0.015%) ISO/IEC 12207
13 1 (0.015%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
System Software
1 35 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (0.40%) Hyper-V
3 19 (0.28%) Active Directory
4 13 (0.19%) KVM
5 12 (0.18%) vSphere
6 10 (0.15%) VMware ESX
7 8 (0.12%) VirtualBox
7 8 (0.12%) HDFS
8 7 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.060%) NFS
9 4 (0.060%) OpenSIPS
9 4 (0.060%) UAG
9 4 (0.060%) Varnish
10 3 (0.045%) Postfix
10 3 (0.045%) QEMU
11 2 (0.030%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.015%) Xen
12 1 (0.015%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.015%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 1 (0.015%) SpamAssassin
Systems Management
1 68 (1.01%) Puppet
2 61 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (0.24%) Vagrant
4 13 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
5 10 (0.15%) NetBackup
6 9 (0.13%) Ansible
6 9 (0.13%) Nagios
7 7 (0.10%) Capistrano
7 7 (0.10%) ZABBIX
8 5 (0.074%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 4 (0.060%) SCCM
9 4 (0.060%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 3 (0.045%) Tivoli
10 3 (0.045%) logstash
10 3 (0.045%) Kibana
11 2 (0.030%) Hyperic
11 2 (0.030%) StatsD
11 2 (0.030%) OpenView
11 2 (0.030%) Unicenter
11 2 (0.030%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 866 (12.90%) Microsoft
2 724 (10.78%) Oracle
3 167 (2.49%) Google
4 145 (2.16%) JBoss
5 87 (1.30%) Facebook
6 57 (0.85%) Perforce
6 57 (0.85%) VMware
7 55 (0.82%) Sybase
8 50 (0.74%) IBM
9 48 (0.71%) hybris
10 45 (0.67%) Twitter
11 44 (0.66%) Red Hat
12 38 (0.57%) Zend
13 36 (0.54%) Cisco
14 33 (0.49%) SAP
15 32 (0.48%) Adobe
16 28 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
17 25 (0.37%) HP
17 25 (0.37%) Citrix
18 20 (0.30%) Sitecore
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Horsham, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum + Shares, Large Bonus, benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Dundee, Angus
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £16,000 to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + pension, bonus, medical
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £65,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-45,000
Posted: 9 hours ago
Scotland
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Surrey
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
West Sussex
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
West Sussex
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Newtown, Powys
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: DoE
Posted: 9 hours ago
East London
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Newtown, Powys
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: DoE
Posted: 9 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20,000-25,000
Posted: 9 hours ago