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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 105 89 74
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 3083 3439 4116
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.75% 3.14% 3.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.91% 3.32% 3.74%
Number of salaries quoted 2612 2904 3558
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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
106025 103677 110089
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.67% 94.68% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88349 84138 94850
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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 19 December 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 19 December 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
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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 -16 2830 £40,000 -2.43% 376
South East 0 856 £40,000 -8.04% 107
London -56 584 £50,000 -4.76% 67
East of England +7 526 £42,500 +13.33% 84
South West -5 348 £37,500 - 44
Cambridgeshire +5 343 £42,500 +13.33% 52
Cambridge +6 312 £42,500 +6.25% 48
Hampshire +20 194 £40,000 - 22
Surrey +2 173 £42,000 -11.57% 20
Berkshire -9 149 £43,750 +9.37% 21
West Midlands -8 147 £37,500 - 20
Scotland 0 146 £38,500 -1.28% 20
Yorkshire -25 137 £40,000 - 17
City of London -24 112 £52,500 -8.69% 20
Bristol -2 109 £35,250 +0.71% 11
Oxfordshire -5 105 £48,500 +7.77% 28
Hertfordshire +29 103 £45,000 +20.00% 20
North West -70 98 £34,000 -9.33% 21
East Midlands -19 97 £37,500 -2.59% 15
West Sussex -2 94 £40,000 -11.11% 10
Gloucestershire -9 85 £40,000 +6.66% 14
Edinburgh -2 81 £40,000 +4.57% 7
West Yorkshire -23 75 £40,000 - 10
Oxford +1 74 £48,500 +21.25% 12
Leeds -10 63 £40,000 - 8
Manchester -37 63 £34,000 -11.68% 15
Reading -25 54 £46,250 +18.58% 8
Southampton +4 51 £40,000 - 13
Somerset +17 47 £36,500 -1.35% 5
Wales +3 46 £35,000 - 3

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 5209 (88.06%) Software Engineering
2 2438 (41.22%) C++
3 2187 (36.97%) C#
4 2118 (35.81%) Java
5 2002 (33.85%) Agile Software Development
6 1877 (31.73%) Degree
7 1602 (27.08%) .NET
8 1562 (26.41%) SQL
9 1531 (25.88%) Linux
10 1373 (23.21%) C
11 1349 (22.81%) JavaScript
12 1336 (22.59%) Computer Science
13 1258 (21.27%) HTML
14 1195 (20.20%) OO
15 1076 (18.19%) Windows
16 973 (16.45%) SQL Server
17 840 (14.20%) CSS
18 837 (14.15%) Python
19 809 (13.68%) XML
20 752 (12.71%) TDD
21 729 (12.32%) ASP.NET
22 728 (12.31%) Oracle
23 727 (12.29%) MVC
24 723 (12.22%) Scrum
25 669 (11.31%) Microsoft
26 660 (11.16%) Finance
27 619 (10.46%) UNIX
28 600 (10.14%) Web Services
29 522 (8.83%) Mathematics
30 519 (8.77%) HTML5

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
1 182 (3.08%) Apache
2 177 (2.99%) Tomcat
3 159 (2.69%) WebSphere
4 151 (2.55%) JBoss
5 132 (2.23%) WebLogic
6 122 (2.06%) Node.js
7 93 (1.57%) CMS
8 88 (1.49%) IIS
9 81 (1.37%) SharePoint
10 55 (0.93%) GlassFish
11 44 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 39 (0.66%) Apache Solr
13 37 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
14 34 (0.57%) WordPress
15 31 (0.52%) MQSeries
15 31 (0.52%) OpenStack
16 30 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
17 26 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
18 21 (0.36%) Drupal
19 19 (0.32%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 312 (5.27%) MS Excel
2 67 (1.13%) MS Office
3 57 (0.96%) Simulink
4 26 (0.44%) TargetLink
5 20 (0.34%) MS Visio
6 18 (0.30%) Stateflow
7 17 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
8 11 (0.19%) Maya
8 11 (0.19%) 3ds Max
9 8 (0.14%) Blender
10 7 (0.12%) Photoshop
11 3 (0.051%) MS Project
11 3 (0.051%) CINEMA 4D
12 2 (0.034%) Spreadsheet
12 2 (0.034%) Doxygen
12 2 (0.034%) Mathematica
12 2 (0.034%) PowerPivot
13 1 (0.017%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.017%) InfoPath
13 1 (0.017%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 46 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.085%) SAP PM
3 5 (0.085%) LabWindows
3 5 (0.085%) Tridion
3 5 (0.085%) SAP MRS
3 5 (0.085%) IntelliMatch
4 4 (0.068%) Google Analytics
5 3 (0.051%) Magento
5 3 (0.051%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.051%) Summit
6 2 (0.034%) MFGPRO
6 2 (0.034%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.017%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.017%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.017%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.017%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 95 (1.61%) SaaS
2 86 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 71 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
4 68 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
5 41 (0.69%) GitHub
6 35 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
6 35 (0.59%) PaaS
7 19 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
8 7 (0.12%) Force.com
8 7 (0.12%) Basecamp
8 7 (0.12%) IaaS
9 6 (0.10%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.085%) Google Apps
11 4 (0.068%) Google App Engine
11 4 (0.068%) Google Compute Engine
12 2 (0.034%) Office 365
13 1 (0.017%) Route 53
13 1 (0.017%) Heroku
13 1 (0.017%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 279 (4.72%) TCP/IP
2 197 (3.33%) Internet
3 150 (2.54%) HTTP
4 127 (2.15%) Ethernet
5 118 (1.99%) Wireless
6 39 (0.66%) GSM
7 37 (0.63%) SNMP
8 36 (0.61%) ZigBee
9 34 (0.57%) SSL
10 32 (0.54%) LDAP
10 32 (0.54%) LTE
11 29 (0.49%) Asterisk PBX
11 29 (0.49%) Bluetooth
11 29 (0.49%) SMS
12 28 (0.47%) Firewall
13 24 (0.41%) RTP
13 24 (0.41%) GPRS
13 24 (0.41%) Network Security
14 22 (0.37%) VoIP
14 22 (0.37%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 973 (16.45%) SQL Server
2 356 (6.02%) MySQL
3 320 (5.41%) Relational Database
4 223 (3.77%) Big Data
5 169 (2.86%) RDBMS
6 152 (2.57%) PostgreSQL
7 142 (2.40%) NoSQL
8 94 (1.59%) MongoDB
9 92 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
9 92 (1.56%) Hadoop
10 82 (1.39%) Oracle Database
11 71 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
12 53 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 51 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 49 (0.83%) DB2
15 46 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
16 44 (0.74%) Redis
17 42 (0.71%) OLTP
18 39 (0.66%) Apache Cassandra
19 22 (0.37%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 396 (6.69%) Subversion
2 394 (6.66%) Visual Studio
3 372 (6.29%) Git (software)
4 256 (4.33%) Selenium
5 241 (4.07%) Eclipse
6 212 (3.58%) Jenkins
7 198 (3.35%) Maven
8 184 (3.11%) JUnit
9 179 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
10 169 (2.86%) JIRA
11 112 (1.89%) NUnit
12 96 (1.62%) Ant
13 88 (1.49%) Hudson
14 67 (1.13%) WebDriver
15 59 (1.00%) Cucumber
16 56 (0.95%) Bugzilla
17 47 (0.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 47 (0.79%) Rational DOORS
18 46 (0.78%) SoapUI
19 45 (0.76%) NetBeans
General
1 660 (11.16%) Finance
2 343 (5.80%) Electronics
3 250 (4.23%) Telecoms
4 223 (3.77%) Games
5 168 (2.84%) Aerospace
6 157 (2.65%) Banking
7 142 (2.40%) Manufacturing
8 127 (2.15%) Marketing
9 125 (2.11%) Automotive
10 108 (1.83%) Retail
11 72 (1.22%) Military
12 54 (0.91%) Advertising
13 53 (0.90%) French Language
14 47 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
15 45 (0.76%) Multimedia
16 44 (0.74%) Publishing
17 42 (0.71%) Law
17 42 (0.71%) Legal
18 27 (0.46%) Front Office
19 18 (0.30%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1602 (27.08%) .NET
2 1258 (21.27%) HTML
3 840 (14.20%) CSS
4 809 (13.68%) XML
5 729 (12.32%) ASP.NET
6 600 (10.14%) Web Services
7 519 (8.77%) HTML5
8 517 (8.74%) jQuery
9 457 (7.73%) Spring
10 431 (7.29%) J2EE
11 346 (5.85%) WPF
12 340 (5.75%) WCF
13 284 (4.80%) Ajax
14 276 (4.67%) .NET Framework
15 259 (4.38%) SOAP
16 258 (4.36%) REST
17 256 (4.33%) ASP.NET MVC
18 243 (4.11%) CSS3
19 218 (3.69%) JSON
20 201 (3.40%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1336 (22.59%) Computer Science
2 522 (8.83%) Mathematics
3 413 (6.98%) Algorithms
4 384 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
5 354 (5.98%) Open Source
6 244 (4.13%) Embedded Systems
7 236 (3.99%) Physics
8 215 (3.63%) Enterprise Software
9 179 (3.03%) User Experience
10 148 (2.50%) Mobile App
11 144 (2.43%) Data Structures
12 127 (2.15%) Client/Server
13 118 (1.99%) Device Driver
14 79 (1.34%) 3D Graphics
15 77 (1.30%) Management Information System
16 70 (1.18%) Visualisation
17 44 (0.74%) N-Tier
17 44 (0.74%) Cryptography
18 41 (0.69%) Equities
19 38 (0.64%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 1531 (25.88%) Linux
2 1076 (18.19%) Windows
3 619 (10.46%) UNIX
4 339 (5.73%) Android
5 204 (3.45%) Apple iOS
6 98 (1.66%) Embedded Linux
7 43 (0.73%) Solaris
8 36 (0.61%) Mac OS X
8 36 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
9 33 (0.56%) Windows CE
10 31 (0.52%) VxWorks
11 30 (0.51%) Mac OS
12 27 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
13 25 (0.42%) AIX
14 24 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 23 (0.39%) Windows 7
16 19 (0.32%) CentOS
16 19 (0.32%) Windows Phone
17 16 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
18 13 (0.22%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5209 (88.06%) Software Engineering
2 2002 (33.85%) Agile Software Development
3 1195 (20.20%) OO
4 752 (12.71%) TDD
5 727 (12.29%) MVC
6 723 (12.22%) Scrum
7 485 (8.20%) Multithreading
8 466 (7.88%) UML
9 459 (7.76%) Unit Testing
10 423 (7.15%) OOD
11 384 (6.49%) OOP
12 345 (5.83%) Continuous Integration
13 285 (4.82%) Automated Testing
14 257 (4.34%) Web Development
15 253 (4.28%) E-Commerce
16 246 (4.16%) Software Testing
17 237 (4.01%) BDD
18 230 (3.89%) Mentoring
19 206 (3.48%) Test Automation
20 170 (2.87%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2438 (41.22%) C++
2 2187 (36.97%) C#
3 2118 (35.81%) Java
4 1562 (26.41%) SQL
5 1373 (23.21%) C
6 1349 (22.81%) JavaScript
7 837 (14.15%) Python
8 400 (6.76%) PHP
9 274 (4.63%) Embedded C
10 272 (4.60%) Perl
11 220 (3.72%) Ruby
12 174 (2.94%) Embedded C++
13 156 (2.64%) VB.NET
14 147 (2.49%) T-SQL
15 128 (2.16%) Bash Shell
16 120 (2.03%) VB
17 116 (1.96%) MATLAB
18 111 (1.88%) Scala
19 110 (1.86%) PL/SQL
20 107 (1.81%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1877 (31.73%) Degree
2 327 (5.53%) Security Cleared
3 183 (3.09%) SC Cleared
4 168 (2.84%) PhD
5 86 (1.45%) ISEB
6 84 (1.42%) ISTQB
7 67 (1.13%) DV Cleared
8 37 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 25 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
10 22 (0.37%) HND
11 13 (0.22%) OCPJP
12 12 (0.20%) HNC
13 11 (0.19%) OCMJD
14 9 (0.15%) Postgraduate
15 8 (0.14%) BC Cleared
16 6 (0.10%) Oracle Certification
17 5 (0.085%) CCA
18 4 (0.068%) Sun Certification
18 4 (0.068%) MCAD
18 4 (0.068%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 443 (7.49%) QA
2 95 (1.61%) ISO 9001
3 45 (0.76%) PCI DSS
4 33 (0.56%) DO-178B
5 31 (0.52%) IEC 61508
6 28 (0.47%) JTAG
7 23 (0.39%) SLA
8 19 (0.32%) ISO 9000
9 13 (0.22%) GAMP
9 13 (0.22%) TickIT
9 13 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 10 (0.17%) WAI
11 9 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 12207
12 4 (0.068%) ISO 8583
13 2 (0.034%) Solvency II
13 2 (0.034%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 1 (0.017%) ISO 14001
14 1 (0.017%) DO-254
System Software
1 146 (2.47%) Firmware
2 53 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (0.81%) Hyper-V
4 33 (0.56%) Active Directory
5 14 (0.24%) KVM
6 12 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
6 12 (0.20%) Xen
7 11 (0.19%) XenServer
7 11 (0.19%) OpenSIPS
8 10 (0.17%) QEMU
9 9 (0.15%) vSphere
10 7 (0.12%) qmail
10 7 (0.12%) NFS
11 6 (0.10%) Varnish
12 5 (0.085%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (0.085%) VirtualBox
12 5 (0.085%) Terminal Server
13 4 (0.068%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (0.068%) XenDesktop
14 3 (0.051%) Snort
Systems Management
1 62 (1.05%) Puppet
2 56 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
4 15 (0.25%) Nagios
5 11 (0.19%) Vagrant
6 10 (0.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 8 (0.14%) Ansible
8 7 (0.12%) yum
8 7 (0.12%) Zenoss
9 5 (0.085%) OpenNMS
9 5 (0.085%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 4 (0.068%) SCCM
10 4 (0.068%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 4 (0.068%) Hyperic
11 3 (0.051%) ZABBIX
11 3 (0.051%) AppDNA
11 3 (0.051%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.051%) MOM
12 2 (0.034%) OpenView
12 2 (0.034%) SCOM
Vendors
1 728 (12.31%) Oracle
2 669 (11.31%) Microsoft
3 89 (1.50%) Google
4 80 (1.35%) VMware
5 60 (1.01%) IBM
6 50 (0.85%) Sybase
7 47 (0.79%) Twitter
8 41 (0.69%) Red Hat
9 38 (0.64%) Citrix
10 36 (0.61%) Cisco
10 36 (0.61%) Perforce
10 36 (0.61%) Zend
11 35 (0.59%) SAP
12 33 (0.56%) HP
12 33 (0.56%) Apple
13 32 (0.54%) Adobe
14 30 (0.51%) Intel
15 29 (0.49%) Talend
16 26 (0.44%) TOWER Software
17 25 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
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