The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 111 95 90
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 2875 3020 3448
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.45% 2.78% 2.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.60% 2.95% 3.09%
Number of salaries quoted 2439 2594 3042
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

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
110590 102435 111475
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.25% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 89418 84946 95316
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 £26,450 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 22 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 22 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 -26 2550 £42,250 +5.62% 398
South East -7 645 £42,500 +6.25% 80
London -35 588 £50,000 -4.76% 89
East of England -5 405 £40,000 - 70
South West -22 283 £34,500 +1.47% 60
Cambridgeshire -1 276 £40,000 - 46
Cambridge +1 246 £40,000 - 39
Scotland +10 215 £37,500 - 21
East Midlands +36 205 £37,500 +7.14% 22
Yorkshire -18 173 £40,000 +9.58% 21
North West -45 122 £37,500 +10.29% 24
West Midlands -29 120 £35,000 - 21
Berkshire +9 119 £40,000 - 14
City of London -43 118 £57,500 +1.76% 23
Nottinghamshire +41 117 £35,000 +2.94% 8
Surrey -17 116 £47,500 +3.26% 16
Nottingham +28 115 £35,000 +2.94% 6
Oxfordshire +29 108 £42,500 - 18
Edinburgh +10 103 £40,000 - 11
Hampshire -35 101 £39,000 +20.00% 12
Bristol -19 80 £33,500 +3.07% 18
West Yorkshire -41 80 £40,000 - 7
Manchester -10 75 £39,500 +21.53% 10
Glasgow -2 74 £37,500 - 3
Leeds -19 70 £40,000 - 6
Oxford +22 67 £40,000 -15.78% 10
West Sussex -15 65 £42,500 +3.65% 5
Wales +25 58 £35,000 -12.50% 11
South Yorkshire -4 56 £35,000 +7.69% 7
Gloucestershire -14 56 £45,000 +20.00% 9

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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 5671 (88.18%) Software Engineering
2 2734 (42.51%) C++
3 2707 (42.09%) C#
4 2298 (35.73%) Java
5 2069 (32.17%) Degree
6 1993 (30.99%) .NET
7 1651 (25.67%) SQL
8 1633 (25.39%) Computer Science
9 1599 (24.86%) C
10 1556 (24.20%) Linux
11 1396 (21.71%) JavaScript
12 1352 (21.02%) HTML
13 1337 (20.79%) OO
14 1159 (18.02%) Windows
15 1147 (17.84%) SQL Server
16 1140 (17.73%) Agile Software Development
17 970 (15.08%) ASP.NET
18 882 (13.71%) Finance
19 872 (13.56%) CSS
20 814 (12.66%) Scrum
21 812 (12.63%) Python
22 800 (12.44%) Microsoft
23 793 (12.33%) TDD
24 771 (11.99%) MVC
25 750 (11.66%) XML
26 738 (11.48%) Oracle
27 677 (10.53%) UNIX
28 634 (9.86%) Mathematics
29 629 (9.78%) Web Services
30 557 (8.66%) Multithreading

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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
1 175 (2.72%) Apache
2 161 (2.50%) Tomcat
3 122 (1.90%) WebSphere
4 114 (1.77%) IIS
5 99 (1.54%) SharePoint
6 93 (1.45%) Node.js
7 92 (1.43%) WebLogic
8 71 (1.10%) CMS
9 66 (1.03%) Apache Solr
10 58 (0.90%) Oracle Service Bus
11 45 (0.70%) GlassFish
12 33 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
13 30 (0.47%) WordPress
14 23 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
14 23 (0.36%) OpenStack
15 22 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
16 19 (0.30%) SAS
16 19 (0.30%) Apache Pig
16 19 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 17 (0.26%) Jetty
Applications
1 370 (5.75%) MS Excel
2 65 (1.01%) MS Office
3 27 (0.42%) Simulink
4 18 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 16 (0.25%) Photoshop
6 12 (0.19%) TargetLink
7 8 (0.12%) Maya
7 8 (0.12%) Stateflow
8 7 (0.11%) 3ds Max
9 4 (0.062%) Blender
9 4 (0.062%) MS Visio
10 3 (0.047%) CINEMA 4D
10 3 (0.047%) Doxygen
11 2 (0.031%) PowerPivot
11 2 (0.031%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (0.016%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.016%) MS Project
12 1 (0.016%) Zemax
Business Applications
1 41 (0.64%) Oracle BPM
2 34 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.12%) Magento
3 8 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
4 6 (0.093%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.078%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.047%) LabWindows
6 3 (0.047%) Tridion
7 2 (0.031%) MFGPRO
7 2 (0.031%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.016%) Line 500
8 1 (0.016%) Visualfiles
8 1 (0.016%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 111 (1.73%) SaaS
2 79 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
3 76 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
4 75 (1.17%) GitHub
5 67 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
6 21 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
7 17 (0.26%) PaaS
8 14 (0.22%) Force.com
9 8 (0.12%) Basecamp
10 6 (0.093%) Heroku
10 6 (0.093%) IaaS
11 5 (0.078%) Google App Engine
12 4 (0.062%) Google Compute Engine
13 3 (0.047%) Google Apps
13 3 (0.047%) Office 365
14 1 (0.016%) Amazon S3
14 1 (0.016%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 280 (4.35%) TCP/IP
2 185 (2.88%) Internet
3 179 (2.78%) HTTP
4 128 (1.99%) Wireless
5 117 (1.82%) SSL
6 110 (1.71%) Ethernet
7 70 (1.09%) GSM
8 49 (0.76%) LTE
9 44 (0.68%) RTP
10 36 (0.56%) FTP
10 36 (0.56%) VoIP
11 35 (0.54%) UMTS
12 34 (0.53%) Bluetooth
13 31 (0.48%) GPRS
14 29 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
15 28 (0.44%) DNS
16 27 (0.42%) Asterisk PBX
17 21 (0.33%) Firewall
18 20 (0.31%) SMS
19 19 (0.30%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1147 (17.84%) SQL Server
2 371 (5.77%) MySQL
3 303 (4.71%) Big Data
4 290 (4.51%) Relational Database
5 201 (3.13%) Hadoop
6 195 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
7 151 (2.35%) NoSQL
8 143 (2.22%) RDBMS
9 142 (2.21%) MongoDB
10 123 (1.91%) Apache Cassandra
11 91 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
12 88 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
13 80 (1.24%) SQL Server 2005
14 75 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 73 (1.14%) Oracle Database
16 68 (1.06%) OLTP
16 68 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 43 (0.67%) DB2
18 39 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 39 (0.61%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 541 (8.41%) Visual Studio
2 456 (7.09%) Subversion
3 359 (5.58%) Git (software)
4 280 (4.35%) Eclipse
5 237 (3.69%) Jenkins
6 187 (2.91%) Team Foundation Server
7 184 (2.86%) Selenium
8 175 (2.72%) Maven
9 171 (2.66%) Hudson
10 144 (2.24%) JIRA
11 127 (1.97%) NUnit
12 124 (1.93%) JUnit
13 95 (1.48%) Ant
14 80 (1.24%) JDeveloper
15 76 (1.18%) Xcode
16 60 (0.93%) Rational DOORS
17 54 (0.84%) Bugzilla
18 51 (0.79%) ClearCase
19 45 (0.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
20 44 (0.68%) Mercurial
General
1 882 (13.71%) Finance
2 372 (5.78%) Electronics
3 363 (5.64%) Games
4 296 (4.60%) Telecoms
5 177 (2.75%) Banking
6 148 (2.30%) Manufacturing
7 143 (2.22%) Aerospace
8 130 (2.02%) Retail
9 121 (1.88%) Military
10 117 (1.82%) Automotive
11 86 (1.34%) Marketing
12 77 (1.20%) Publishing
13 67 (1.04%) Multimedia
14 54 (0.84%) French Language
15 47 (0.73%) Law
15 47 (0.73%) Legal
16 45 (0.70%) Advertising
17 43 (0.67%) Investment Banking
18 33 (0.51%) Avionics
19 24 (0.37%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1993 (30.99%) .NET
2 1352 (21.02%) HTML
3 970 (15.08%) ASP.NET
4 872 (13.56%) CSS
5 750 (11.66%) XML
6 629 (9.78%) Web Services
7 520 (8.09%) HTML5
8 495 (7.70%) jQuery
9 425 (6.61%) Spring
9 425 (6.61%) WCF
10 424 (6.59%) .NET Framework
11 382 (5.94%) WPF
12 381 (5.92%) J2EE
13 314 (4.88%) ASP.NET MVC
14 307 (4.77%) Ajax
15 244 (3.79%) CSS3
16 237 (3.69%) SOAP
17 229 (3.56%) STL
18 228 (3.55%) Hibernate
19 215 (3.34%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1633 (25.39%) Computer Science
2 634 (9.86%) Mathematics
3 262 (4.07%) Physics
4 256 (3.98%) Open Source
5 214 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
6 202 (3.14%) Embedded Systems
7 192 (2.99%) Mobile App
8 145 (2.25%) Device Driver
9 140 (2.18%) Firmware
10 126 (1.96%) 3D Graphics
11 109 (1.69%) Client/Server
12 73 (1.14%) N-Tier
13 65 (1.01%) Statistics
14 63 (0.98%) Inversion of Control
15 61 (0.95%) Hedge funds
16 57 (0.89%) Management Information System
17 53 (0.82%) Digital Media
18 52 (0.81%) Visualisation
18 52 (0.81%) Artificial Intelligence
19 51 (0.79%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 1556 (24.20%) Linux
2 1159 (18.02%) Windows
3 677 (10.53%) UNIX
4 341 (5.30%) Android
5 214 (3.33%) Apple iOS
6 149 (2.32%) Embedded Linux
7 70 (1.09%) Mac OS X
8 45 (0.70%) Solaris
9 33 (0.51%) Windows CE
10 30 (0.47%) AIX
11 26 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 25 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
13 24 (0.37%) Windows Phone
14 22 (0.34%) VxWorks
15 19 (0.30%) Debian
15 19 (0.30%) Windows 7
16 18 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
16 18 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
17 15 (0.23%) Windows 8
18 14 (0.22%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5671 (88.18%) Software Engineering
2 1337 (20.79%) OO
3 1140 (17.73%) Agile Software Development
4 814 (12.66%) Scrum
5 793 (12.33%) TDD
6 771 (11.99%) MVC
7 557 (8.66%) Multithreading
8 521 (8.10%) Unit Testing
9 396 (6.16%) OOD
10 378 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
11 366 (5.69%) UML
12 354 (5.50%) OOP
13 274 (4.26%) Automated Testing
14 273 (4.25%) Web Development
15 257 (4.00%) Software Testing
16 255 (3.97%) SOA
17 232 (3.61%) E-Commerce
18 197 (3.06%) Test Automation
19 195 (3.03%) Configuration Management
20 192 (2.99%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 2734 (42.51%) C++
2 2707 (42.09%) C#
3 2298 (35.73%) Java
4 1651 (25.67%) SQL
5 1599 (24.86%) C
6 1396 (21.71%) JavaScript
7 812 (12.63%) Python
8 347 (5.40%) PHP
9 292 (4.54%) Perl
10 270 (4.20%) Ruby
11 268 (4.17%) Embedded C
12 199 (3.09%) VB.NET
13 168 (2.61%) Embedded C++
14 165 (2.57%) Objective-C
15 163 (2.53%) Scala
16 160 (2.49%) VB
17 149 (2.32%) T-SQL
18 130 (2.02%) Bash Shell
19 116 (1.80%) PL/SQL
20 107 (1.66%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 2069 (32.17%) Degree
2 272 (4.23%) Security Cleared
3 184 (2.86%) PhD
4 112 (1.74%) SC Cleared
5 105 (1.63%) ISEB
6 81 (1.26%) ISTQB
7 55 (0.86%) DV Cleared
8 25 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
8 25 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 20 (0.31%) Postgraduate
10 13 (0.20%) CISSP
10 13 (0.20%) CSSLP
11 11 (0.17%) HND
12 10 (0.16%) BC Cleared
13 9 (0.14%) HNC
14 6 (0.093%) MCSD
15 5 (0.078%) MCP
15 5 (0.078%) CCA
16 4 (0.062%) MCSE
16 4 (0.062%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 384 (5.97%) QA
2 102 (1.59%) ISO 9001
3 32 (0.50%) TickIT
4 31 (0.48%) DO-178B
5 29 (0.45%) IEC 61508
6 27 (0.42%) JTAG
6 27 (0.42%) ISO 9000
7 23 (0.36%) SLA
8 11 (0.17%) WAI
9 6 (0.093%) GAMP
9 6 (0.093%) DICOM
10 4 (0.062%) Solvency II
10 4 (0.062%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.047%) HL7
12 2 (0.031%) Data Quality
12 2 (0.031%) ISO/IEC 12207
12 2 (0.031%) PCI DSS
13 1 (0.016%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 1 (0.016%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
System Software
1 34 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (0.40%) Hyper-V
3 15 (0.23%) Active Directory
3 15 (0.23%) KVM
4 9 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
5 8 (0.12%) HDFS
5 8 (0.12%) VirtualBox
5 8 (0.12%) OpenSIPS
6 7 (0.11%) vSphere
7 6 (0.093%) QEMU
7 6 (0.093%) NFS
8 5 (0.078%) VMware ESX
9 4 (0.062%) Varnish
9 4 (0.062%) UAG
10 3 (0.047%) Postfix
11 2 (0.031%) zsh
11 2 (0.031%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.016%) Xen
12 1 (0.016%) Snort
12 1 (0.016%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 66 (1.03%) Puppet
2 59 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
4 11 (0.17%) Vagrant
5 6 (0.093%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 5 (0.078%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 5 (0.078%) Nagios
6 5 (0.078%) NetBackup
7 4 (0.062%) Capistrano
7 4 (0.062%) ZABBIX
7 4 (0.062%) Ansible
7 4 (0.062%) SCCM
8 3 (0.047%) Kibana
9 2 (0.031%) StatsD
9 2 (0.031%) logstash
9 2 (0.031%) CA Wily
9 2 (0.031%) Hyperic
9 2 (0.031%) Unicenter
9 2 (0.031%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.031%) OpenView
Vendors
1 800 (12.44%) Microsoft
2 738 (11.48%) Oracle
3 162 (2.52%) Google
4 135 (2.10%) JBoss
5 72 (1.12%) Facebook
6 54 (0.84%) Perforce
7 51 (0.79%) VMware
8 50 (0.78%) IBM
9 47 (0.73%) Sybase
10 45 (0.70%) Twitter
11 41 (0.64%) Red Hat
12 38 (0.59%) SAP
12 38 (0.59%) Zend
13 36 (0.56%) Adobe
14 31 (0.48%) Cisco
15 29 (0.45%) hybris
16 28 (0.44%) Salesforce.com
17 22 (0.34%) HP
18 20 (0.31%) Citrix
18 20 (0.31%) Sitecore
Reigate, Surrey
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum £40,000 to £65,000 + Bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £60000 Per Annum plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
South East
Roc Search
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Ashby-De-La-Zouch, Leicestershire
Connectus
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum + health,pen, etc
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Salary: £25k - 30k per year + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: From £28,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cowes, Isle of Wight
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + 25 days hols, pension, healthcare
Posted: 5 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £25k - 30k per year
Posted: 5 hours ago
Middlesex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago