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 29 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 119 109 130
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 2515 2926 2820
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.57% 2.67% 2.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.66% 2.77% 2.49%
Number of salaries quoted 2150 2387 2412
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £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
94461 105686 113159
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.45% 96.30% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 79465 87260 92188
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 July 2016 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 29 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -11 2350 £45,000 +5.88% 330
London +44 684 £55,000 - 74
South East +11 679 £45,000 +5.88% 64
East of England +5 298 £45,000 +12.50% 43
South West -24 224 £42,500 +8.97% 53
Cambridgeshire +8 164 £47,500 +11.76% 33
Yorkshire -27 146 £37,500 -6.25% 26
Cambridge +4 135 £50,000 +17.64% 24
Hampshire -25 128 £45,000 +5.88% 16
City of London +84 127 £57,500 -4.16% 14
North West +7 121 £40,000 +6.66% 34
East Midlands +5 116 £39,250 -1.87% 18
West Midlands -35 116 £36,984 -7.53% 7
Oxfordshire +6 113 £47,500 +11.76% 8
Berkshire -24 112 £42,500 -5.55% 11
West Sussex +12 111 £45,000 +12.50% 6
West Yorkshire -30 107 £38,000 -15.55% 17
Surrey +12 95 £45,000 - 14
Manchester +9 89 £40,000 +6.66% 29
Leeds -24 88 £40,000 -11.11% 13
Gloucestershire +9 79 £45,000 +12.50% 21
Scotland -5 78 £40,000 +3.89% 25
Reading -7 59 £42,500 -5.55% 7
Buckinghamshire +17 54 £36,000 -10.00% 3
Hertfordshire -10 52 £43,000 -1.14% 3
Somerset +13 50 £40,063 +17.83% 9
Oxford -9 50 £47,500 +5.55% 2
Northamptonshire +1 49 £35,000 -12.50% 7
Cheltenham +21 46 £47,500 +54.47% 6
Northampton -2 46 £35,000 -10.82% 5

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, 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 5082 (98.09%) Software Engineering
2 2247 (43.37%) C++
3 2233 (43.10%) Agile Software Development
4 2092 (40.38%) Java
5 1950 (37.64%) C#
6 1512 (29.18%) Degree
7 1498 (28.91%) JavaScript
8 1352 (26.10%) SQL
9 1317 (25.42%) .NET
10 1248 (24.09%) Linux
11 1190 (22.97%) HTML
12 1121 (21.64%) C
13 1119 (21.60%) Computer Science
14 1077 (20.79%) OO
15 1050 (20.27%) TDD
16 989 (19.09%) Python
17 877 (16.93%) CSS
18 861 (16.62%) Windows
19 841 (16.23%) Scrum
20 735 (14.19%) SQL Server
21 706 (13.63%) Web Services
22 661 (12.76%) Finance
23 655 (12.64%) MVC
24 617 (11.91%) ASP.NET
25 597 (11.52%) Continuous Integration
26 533 (10.29%) Git (software)
27 518 (10.00%) AngularJS
28 514 (9.92%) HTML5
29 505 (9.75%) Oracle
30 495 (9.55%) Mathematics

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
1 134 (2.59%) Apache
2 126 (2.43%) Elasticsearch
3 107 (2.07%) Tomcat
4 87 (1.68%) Apache Spark
5 70 (1.35%) IIS
6 56 (1.08%) JBoss
7 51 (0.98%) Confluence
8 37 (0.71%) Apache Pig
9 29 (0.56%) CMS
10 27 (0.52%) OpenStack
11 26 (0.50%) Apache Solr
11 26 (0.50%) WebSphere
12 24 (0.46%) nginx
13 22 (0.42%) SharePoint
14 21 (0.41%) WebLogic
15 20 (0.39%) SAS
16 19 (0.37%) CICS
17 18 (0.35%) Mule
18 16 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
19 15 (0.29%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 196 (3.78%) MS Excel
2 38 (0.73%) MS Office
3 28 (0.54%) Simulink
4 20 (0.39%) TargetLink
5 11 (0.21%) Photoshop
6 10 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.17%) HipChat
7 9 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
8 6 (0.12%) MS Visio
9 2 (0.039%) GNU Octave
10 1 (0.019%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.019%) Doxygen
10 1 (0.019%) Maya
10 1 (0.019%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 37 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 14 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.21%) VisionPLUS
4 6 (0.12%) Magento
4 6 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
5 5 (0.097%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 4 (0.077%) Payment Gateway
7 3 (0.058%) assyst
7 3 (0.058%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.058%) Infor M3
8 2 (0.039%) Dynamics GP
8 2 (0.039%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.019%) Fredhopper
9 1 (0.019%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 1 (0.019%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 332 (6.41%) Amazon AWS
2 197 (3.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 101 (1.95%) SaaS
4 67 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
5 66 (1.27%) GitHub
6 47 (0.91%) PaaS
7 41 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
8 29 (0.56%) IaaS
9 25 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
10 22 (0.42%) Amazon S3
11 18 (0.35%) Google App Engine
12 17 (0.33%) Amazon Kinesis
13 11 (0.21%) Amazon EMR
13 11 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
13 11 (0.21%) iTunes
14 8 (0.15%) Adobe Analytics
15 7 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
15 7 (0.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 6 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
16 6 (0.12%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 199 (3.84%) TCP/IP
2 144 (2.78%) HTTP
3 122 (2.35%) Internet
4 46 (0.89%) Ethernet
5 40 (0.77%) Network Security
6 30 (0.58%) SNMP
7 25 (0.48%) RS-485
8 24 (0.46%) RS-232
9 23 (0.44%) LTE
10 22 (0.42%) Wireless
11 21 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
12 19 (0.37%) Profibus
13 17 (0.33%) GSM
13 17 (0.33%) SMTP
14 16 (0.31%) LDAP
14 16 (0.31%) UMTS
14 16 (0.31%) VoIP
15 15 (0.29%) Multicast
15 15 (0.29%) RTP
15 15 (0.29%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 735 (14.19%) SQL Server
2 390 (7.53%) NoSQL
3 377 (7.28%) MySQL
4 336 (6.49%) Big Data
5 256 (4.94%) Relational Database
6 227 (4.38%) MongoDB
7 212 (4.09%) Hadoop
8 121 (2.34%) Apache Cassandra
9 119 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
10 80 (1.54%) RDBMS
11 76 (1.47%) Oracle Database
12 74 (1.43%) Redis
13 57 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
14 52 (1.00%) Apache Hive
15 44 (0.85%) Data Mining
16 42 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 40 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 36 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
19 35 (0.68%) GIS
20 34 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 533 (10.29%) Git (software)
2 344 (6.64%) Visual Studio
3 275 (5.31%) Subversion
4 227 (4.38%) Jenkins
5 197 (3.80%) Maven
6 164 (3.17%) JUnit
7 153 (2.95%) JIRA
8 135 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
9 112 (2.16%) Eclipse
10 102 (1.97%) Selenium
11 99 (1.91%) NUnit
12 83 (1.60%) TeamCity
13 78 (1.51%) Cucumber
14 60 (1.16%) MSTest
15 56 (1.08%) Ant
16 48 (0.93%) SpecFlow
17 45 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 41 (0.79%) Mercurial
19 40 (0.77%) LabVIEW
20 39 (0.75%) Mockito
General
1 661 (12.76%) Finance
2 293 (5.66%) Telecoms
3 289 (5.58%) Games
4 288 (5.56%) Electronics
5 128 (2.47%) Aerospace
6 122 (2.35%) Manufacturing
7 120 (2.32%) Retail
8 104 (2.01%) Automotive
9 96 (1.85%) Marketing
10 83 (1.60%) Banking
11 63 (1.22%) Advertising
12 60 (1.16%) Front Office
13 43 (0.83%) Legal
14 41 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
15 39 (0.75%) Financial Institution
16 28 (0.54%) Back Office
17 24 (0.46%) Publishing
18 23 (0.44%) Investment Banking
18 23 (0.44%) Military
19 22 (0.42%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1317 (25.42%) .NET
2 1190 (22.97%) HTML
3 877 (16.93%) CSS
4 706 (13.63%) Web Services
5 617 (11.91%) ASP.NET
6 518 (10.00%) AngularJS
7 514 (9.92%) HTML5
8 477 (9.21%) jQuery
9 430 (8.30%) XML
10 378 (7.30%) Node.js
11 347 (6.70%) Spring
12 329 (6.35%) WPF
13 328 (6.33%) WCF
14 312 (6.02%) REST
15 276 (5.33%) RESTful
16 268 (5.17%) .NET Framework
17 256 (4.94%) ASP.NET MVC
18 250 (4.83%) JSON
19 236 (4.56%) J2EE
20 228 (4.40%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1119 (21.60%) Computer Science
2 495 (9.55%) Mathematics
3 331 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
4 330 (6.37%) Algorithms
5 239 (4.61%) Physics
6 195 (3.76%) Embedded Systems
7 139 (2.68%) Data Structures
8 136 (2.62%) User Experience
9 135 (2.61%) Mobile App
10 116 (2.24%) Hedge funds
11 103 (1.99%) Visualisation
12 99 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
13 86 (1.66%) Device Driver
13 86 (1.66%) Digital Media
14 72 (1.39%) Artificial Intelligence
15 68 (1.31%) Fintech
16 56 (1.08%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 54 (1.04%) Client/Server
18 51 (0.98%) N-Tier
19 45 (0.87%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 1248 (24.09%) Linux
2 861 (16.62%) Windows
3 436 (8.42%) Unix
4 210 (4.05%) Android
5 157 (3.03%) Apple iOS
6 130 (2.51%) Embedded Linux
7 55 (1.06%) Windows Server
8 53 (1.02%) VxWorks
9 35 (0.68%) Mac OS X
10 26 (0.50%) Mac OS
11 25 (0.48%) Solaris
11 25 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
12 24 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 24 (0.46%) Windows Phone
13 22 (0.42%) Windows XP
14 21 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
15 19 (0.37%) Ubuntu
15 19 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
16 15 (0.29%) Windows CE
17 11 (0.21%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5082 (98.09%) Software Engineering
2 2233 (43.10%) Agile Software Development
3 1077 (20.79%) OO
4 1050 (20.27%) TDD
5 841 (16.23%) Scrum
6 655 (12.64%) MVC
7 597 (11.52%) Continuous Integration
8 483 (9.32%) SDLC
9 481 (9.28%) Multithreading
10 462 (8.92%) BDD
11 361 (6.97%) OOP
12 353 (6.81%) Open Source
13 344 (6.64%) Unit Testing
14 316 (6.10%) OOD
15 300 (5.79%) DevOps
16 293 (5.66%) Mentoring
17 273 (5.27%) UML
18 231 (4.46%) Web Development
19 212 (4.09%) Automated Testing
20 203 (3.92%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2247 (43.37%) C++
2 2092 (40.38%) Java
3 1950 (37.64%) C#
4 1498 (28.91%) JavaScript
5 1352 (26.10%) SQL
6 1121 (21.64%) C
7 989 (19.09%) Python
8 277 (5.35%) PHP
9 274 (5.29%) Ruby
10 253 (4.88%) Scala
11 232 (4.48%) Embedded C
12 185 (3.57%) T-SQL
13 179 (3.45%) PL/SQL
14 174 (3.36%) Perl
15 167 (3.22%) Embedded C++
16 123 (2.37%) Bash Shell
16 123 (2.37%) MATLAB
17 98 (1.89%) Go
18 87 (1.68%) VB.NET
19 86 (1.66%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1512 (29.18%) Degree
2 264 (5.10%) Security Cleared
3 168 (3.24%) PhD
4 101 (1.95%) SC Cleared
5 61 (1.18%) DV Cleared
6 35 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
7 18 (0.35%) CISSP
8 16 (0.31%) HND
9 15 (0.29%) MCSE
10 9 (0.17%) DBS Check
11 8 (0.15%) CCNA
11 8 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (0.15%) GIAC
11 8 (0.15%) Linux+ Certification
11 8 (0.15%) Network+ Certification
11 8 (0.15%) SANS
11 8 (0.15%) SSCP
12 7 (0.14%) Postgraduate
13 6 (0.12%) BC Cleared
13 6 (0.12%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 225 (4.34%) QA
2 62 (1.20%) ISO 9001
3 45 (0.87%) MISRA
4 34 (0.66%) DICOM
5 33 (0.64%) MISRA C
6 25 (0.48%) ISO13485
7 17 (0.33%) DO-178B
8 14 (0.27%) SDET
9 13 (0.25%) SLA
10 10 (0.19%) GAMP
11 9 (0.17%) ISO15022
11 9 (0.17%) ISO20022
12 8 (0.15%) PCI DSS
12 8 (0.15%) WCAG
13 7 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 12207
13 7 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 6 (0.12%) GCP
14 6 (0.12%) IEC 61508
14 6 (0.12%) TickIT
15 5 (0.097%) Data Quality
System Software
1 139 (2.68%) Firmware
2 129 (2.49%) Docker
3 25 (0.48%) HDFS
4 21 (0.41%) Active Directory
5 11 (0.21%) Apache Flume
6 10 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 8 (0.15%) Hyper-V
8 7 (0.14%) Xen
9 6 (0.12%) Kamailio
9 6 (0.12%) OpenSIPS
10 5 (0.097%) LXC
11 4 (0.077%) Terminal Services
11 4 (0.077%) Varnish
12 3 (0.058%) Snort
13 2 (0.039%) VirtualBox
13 2 (0.039%) vSphere
14 1 (0.019%) KVM
14 1 (0.019%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 102 (1.97%) Puppet
2 92 (1.78%) Opscode Chef
3 61 (1.18%) Ansible
4 21 (0.41%) WMI
5 20 (0.39%) Terraform
6 14 (0.27%) Salt
7 13 (0.25%) StatsD
8 12 (0.23%) Kubernetes
9 11 (0.21%) Graphite
10 10 (0.19%) Consul
10 10 (0.19%) Hadoop YARN
10 10 (0.19%) Kibana
10 10 (0.19%) Oozie
11 8 (0.15%) Grafana
12 5 (0.097%) logstash
13 4 (0.077%) HAProxy
13 4 (0.077%) Mesos
14 3 (0.058%) Control-M
14 3 (0.058%) HP Quality Center
15 2 (0.039%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 505 (9.75%) Oracle
2 464 (8.96%) Microsoft
3 76 (1.47%) Sophos
4 68 (1.31%) Google
5 47 (0.91%) SAP
6 46 (0.89%) TIBCO
7 44 (0.85%) Atlassian
8 41 (0.79%) Apple
9 35 (0.68%) Informatica
10 30 (0.58%) Progress
11 27 (0.52%) Red Hat
11 27 (0.52%) Zend
12 25 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
12 25 (0.48%) Xamarin
13 23 (0.44%) Perforce
13 23 (0.44%) Sybase
14 22 (0.42%) IBM
15 19 (0.37%) VMware
16 17 (0.33%) Facebook
17 13 (0.25%) Telerik
West London
IT Connections
Salary: £40,000 to £60,000
Posted: 1 hour ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
IT Connections
Salary: £24,000 to £55,000
Posted: 1 hour ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Salary: benefits, D.O.E.
Posted: 9 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Salary: D.O.E. and includes package
Posted: 9 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: D.O.E. and includes package
Posted: 9 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Yoh
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Salary: benefits, D.O.E.
Posted: 9 hours ago
Stockton-On-Tees, Cleveland
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Salary: benefits, D.O.E.
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £65,000
Posted: 9 hours ago
West London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Dunfermline, Fife
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Good Career Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
set2recruit
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Salary: £30,000 to £42,000
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Harrington Starr
Posted: 3 hours ago
Central London / West End
Sanderson
Salary: £45000 - £105000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Salary: benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Salary: benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Lancaster, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £15000 - £22000 per annum + training and benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Chessington, Surrey
IT Connections
Salary: £32,000 to £42,000
Posted: 1 hour ago
South East London
Futureheads Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £23,000 to £28,000 per annum based on experience
Posted: 1 hour ago
Stockport, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Healthcare, Pension etc
Posted: 3 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Salary: 4 day week
Posted: 9 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Futureheads Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £23,000 to £28,000 per annum depending on experience
Posted: 2 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Intelletec
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago