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 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 106 119 139
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 2637 2750 2503
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.78% 2.52% 2.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.88% 2.61% 2.27%
Number of salaries quoted 2240 2296 2109
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +8.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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
91484 105195 110265
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.28% 96.25% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 76513 87677 89230
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 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,091 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.22% -

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 September 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 September 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 +12 2461 £45,000 - 392
London +50 722 £55,000 -4.34% 108
South East +31 630 £45,000 +5.88% 71
East of England -8 291 £43,000 -4.44% 79
South West -17 288 £45,000 +12.50% 45
Yorkshire -5 176 £42,500 +6.25% 29
Cambridgeshire +2 174 £50,000 +11.11% 62
North West +33 173 £41,500 +3.75% 24
Cambridge +2 153 £47,500 +5.55% 50
Berkshire +47 133 £42,500 -15.00% 10
Oxfordshire +24 127 £45,000 - 14
Manchester +29 124 £42,500 +6.25% 18
Gloucestershire +9 114 £47,500 +18.75% 10
West Yorkshire -21 111 £42,500 - 22
Hampshire -18 101 £45,000 - 15
Scotland +5 96 £40,500 +1.25% 21
City of London +53 93 £53,750 -23.21% 20
West Midlands -23 93 £38,500 +2.66% 16
Surrey +41 90 £47,500 +11.76% 20
Leeds -11 89 £45,000 - 19
Reading +57 78 £40,000 -5.88% 4
West Sussex +32 78 £42,500 +6.25% 3
East Midlands -14 75 £37,000 +4.22% 10
Edinburgh +31 60 £42,500 +6.25% 13
Cheltenham +8 60 £49,000 +5.94% 1
Abingdon +18 57 £40,000 -4.76% 4
North East +46 50 £32,000 +42.22% 9
Somerset +8 50 £45,000 +5.88% 7
Bristol -60 48 £47,500 +11.76% 14
Oxford +4 44 £46,250 +2.77% 5

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 4986 (98.30%) Software Engineering
2 2264 (44.64%) Agile Software Development
3 2093 (41.27%) Java
4 2046 (40.34%) C++
5 1910 (37.66%) C#
6 1534 (30.24%) JavaScript
7 1387 (27.35%) Degree
8 1342 (26.46%) SQL
9 1281 (25.26%) .NET
10 1266 (24.96%) Linux
11 1260 (24.84%) HTML
12 1074 (21.18%) C
13 1028 (20.27%) Python
14 965 (19.03%) TDD
14 965 (19.03%) Computer Science
15 951 (18.75%) OO
16 909 (17.92%) CSS
17 826 (16.29%) Scrum
18 741 (14.61%) Windows
19 681 (13.43%) Finance
20 643 (12.68%) MVC
21 637 (12.56%) ASP.NET
22 618 (12.18%) Web Services
22 618 (12.18%) SQL Server
23 550 (10.84%) AngularJS
24 537 (10.59%) Continuous Integration
25 535 (10.55%) Git (software)
26 503 (9.92%) jQuery
27 496 (9.78%) HTML5
28 463 (9.13%) Oracle

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
1 151 (2.98%) Elasticsearch
2 110 (2.17%) Apache Spark
3 96 (1.89%) Apache
4 94 (1.85%) Tomcat
5 70 (1.38%) IIS
6 61 (1.20%) JBoss
7 60 (1.18%) Apache Pig
8 56 (1.10%) Confluence
9 39 (0.77%) CMS
10 35 (0.69%) WebLogic
11 29 (0.57%) WebSphere
12 25 (0.49%) nginx
13 24 (0.47%) SharePoint
14 23 (0.45%) Apache Solr
15 18 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
16 13 (0.26%) OpenStack
16 13 (0.26%) SAS
17 11 (0.22%) Mule
17 11 (0.22%) Tornado
18 10 (0.20%) Jetty
Applications
1 169 (3.33%) MS Excel
2 39 (0.77%) MS Office
3 22 (0.43%) Simulink
4 14 (0.28%) TargetLink
5 13 (0.26%) Photoshop
6 10 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.16%) HipChat
7 8 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
8 5 (0.099%) MS Visio
9 4 (0.079%) Doxygen
10 2 (0.039%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.039%) GNU Octave
11 1 (0.020%) Maya
11 1 (0.020%) Revit
11 1 (0.020%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 37 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 16 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.18%) Magento
5 8 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
6 5 (0.099%) Summit
7 3 (0.059%) assyst
7 3 (0.059%) Infor M3
8 2 (0.039%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 2 (0.039%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.039%) VisionPLUS
9 1 (0.020%) Dynamics GP
9 1 (0.020%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 1 (0.020%) MetaTrader
9 1 (0.020%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 332 (6.55%) Amazon AWS
2 206 (4.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 111 (2.19%) SaaS
4 80 (1.58%) GitHub
5 60 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
6 41 (0.81%) PaaS
7 40 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
8 30 (0.59%) IaaS
9 25 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
10 16 (0.32%) iTunes
11 15 (0.30%) Amazon S3
12 12 (0.24%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 8 (0.16%) Adobe Analytics
13 8 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
14 7 (0.14%) Amazon Kinesis
15 6 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
15 6 (0.12%) OpenShift
16 5 (0.099%) AWS Lambda
16 5 (0.099%) AWS OpsWorks
16 5 (0.099%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 209 (4.12%) TCP/IP
2 131 (2.58%) HTTP
3 97 (1.91%) Internet
4 70 (1.38%) Ethernet
5 58 (1.14%) Wireless
6 46 (0.91%) RS-485
7 40 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
8 33 (0.65%) Bluetooth
9 31 (0.61%) RS-232
10 27 (0.53%) Network Security
11 24 (0.47%) SNMP
12 23 (0.45%) SMTP
13 22 (0.43%) Firewall
13 22 (0.43%) LDAP
14 19 (0.37%) FTP
14 19 (0.37%) LTE
15 17 (0.34%) VoIP
15 17 (0.34%) Wireshark
16 15 (0.30%) RTP
16 15 (0.30%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 618 (12.18%) SQL Server
2 405 (7.99%) MySQL
3 372 (7.33%) NoSQL
4 342 (6.74%) Big Data
5 286 (5.64%) MongoDB
6 262 (5.17%) Relational Database
7 225 (4.44%) Hadoop
8 123 (2.43%) Apache Cassandra
9 112 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
10 82 (1.62%) RDBMS
11 81 (1.60%) Oracle Database
12 73 (1.44%) Apache Hive
13 64 (1.26%) Redis
14 47 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 44 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
16 41 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 36 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
18 33 (0.65%) Data Mining
19 32 (0.63%) Neo4j
20 28 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 535 (10.55%) Git (software)
2 279 (5.50%) Visual Studio
3 261 (5.15%) Jenkins
4 228 (4.50%) Subversion
5 178 (3.51%) Maven
6 169 (3.33%) JUnit
7 157 (3.10%) JIRA
8 143 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
9 122 (2.41%) Selenium
10 114 (2.25%) NUnit
11 112 (2.21%) Cucumber
12 90 (1.77%) Eclipse
13 83 (1.64%) TeamCity
14 58 (1.14%) MSTest
15 47 (0.93%) Gradle
15 47 (0.93%) Grunt
16 44 (0.87%) Mercurial
17 41 (0.81%) Mockito
18 39 (0.77%) Ant
19 38 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 681 (13.43%) Finance
2 268 (5.28%) Electronics
3 259 (5.11%) Telecoms
4 258 (5.09%) Games
5 136 (2.68%) Retail
6 132 (2.60%) Automotive
7 117 (2.31%) Aerospace
8 114 (2.25%) Manufacturing
9 91 (1.79%) Marketing
10 82 (1.62%) Banking
11 53 (1.04%) Legal
12 44 (0.87%) Advertising
13 42 (0.83%) Financial Institution
14 37 (0.73%) Front Office
15 34 (0.67%) Back Office
16 33 (0.65%) Investment Banking
16 33 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
17 26 (0.51%) Military
18 25 (0.49%) Publishing
19 18 (0.35%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1281 (25.26%) .NET
2 1260 (24.84%) HTML
3 909 (17.92%) CSS
4 637 (12.56%) ASP.NET
5 618 (12.18%) Web Services
6 550 (10.84%) AngularJS
7 503 (9.92%) jQuery
8 496 (9.78%) HTML5
9 435 (8.58%) Node.js
10 398 (7.85%) XML
11 380 (7.49%) Spring
12 326 (6.43%) REST
13 320 (6.31%) WPF
14 308 (6.07%) WCF
15 296 (5.84%) RESTful
16 291 (5.74%) .NET Framework
17 259 (5.11%) ASP.NET MVC
18 241 (4.75%) J2EE
19 235 (4.63%) SOAP
20 218 (4.30%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 965 (19.03%) Computer Science
2 446 (8.79%) Mathematics
3 313 (6.17%) Algorithms
4 285 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
5 228 (4.50%) Physics
6 163 (3.21%) Embedded Systems
7 141 (2.78%) User Experience
8 136 (2.68%) Data Structures
9 123 (2.43%) Visualisation
10 116 (2.29%) Mobile App
11 108 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
12 106 (2.09%) Device Driver
13 87 (1.72%) Fintech
14 80 (1.58%) Artificial Intelligence
15 71 (1.40%) Hedge funds
16 60 (1.18%) Life Science
17 57 (1.12%) Digital Media
18 51 (1.01%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
19 46 (0.91%) 3D Graphics
20 45 (0.89%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1266 (24.96%) Linux
2 741 (14.61%) Windows
3 421 (8.30%) Unix
4 194 (3.82%) Android
5 142 (2.80%) Embedded Linux
6 141 (2.78%) Apple iOS
7 53 (1.04%) Windows Server
8 47 (0.93%) VxWorks
9 46 (0.91%) Mac OS X
10 26 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
11 22 (0.43%) Solaris
12 21 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
13 20 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 18 (0.35%) Mac OS
15 15 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
16 14 (0.28%) Windows XP
17 11 (0.22%) Windows CE
18 10 (0.20%) Ubuntu
18 10 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
19 8 (0.16%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4986 (98.30%) Software Engineering
2 2264 (44.64%) Agile Software Development
3 965 (19.03%) TDD
4 951 (18.75%) OO
5 826 (16.29%) Scrum
6 643 (12.68%) MVC
7 537 (10.59%) Continuous Integration
8 446 (8.79%) SDLC
9 437 (8.62%) Multithreading
10 419 (8.26%) BDD
11 328 (6.47%) Open Source
12 327 (6.45%) OOP
13 311 (6.13%) Unit Testing
14 292 (5.76%) DevOps
15 284 (5.60%) UML
16 281 (5.54%) Mentoring
17 264 (5.21%) OOD
18 242 (4.77%) Analytics
19 234 (4.61%) Microservices
20 232 (4.57%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2093 (41.27%) Java
2 2046 (40.34%) C++
3 1910 (37.66%) C#
4 1534 (30.24%) JavaScript
5 1342 (26.46%) SQL
6 1074 (21.18%) C
7 1028 (20.27%) Python
8 320 (6.31%) PHP
9 280 (5.52%) Ruby
10 270 (5.32%) Embedded C
11 223 (4.40%) Scala
12 191 (3.77%) T-SQL
13 181 (3.57%) Perl
14 171 (3.37%) PL/SQL
15 167 (3.29%) Embedded C++
16 163 (3.21%) Bash Shell
17 122 (2.41%) MATLAB
18 88 (1.74%) Shell Script
19 86 (1.70%) Go
20 85 (1.68%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1387 (27.35%) Degree
2 285 (5.62%) Security Cleared
3 170 (3.35%) PhD
4 101 (1.99%) SC Cleared
5 74 (1.46%) DV Cleared
6 35 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
7 25 (0.49%) CISSP
8 16 (0.32%) MCSE
9 15 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (0.28%) BC Cleared
10 14 (0.28%) CCNA
10 14 (0.28%) GIAC
10 14 (0.28%) Linux+ Certification
10 14 (0.28%) Network+ Certification
10 14 (0.28%) SANS
10 14 (0.28%) SSCP
11 8 (0.16%) HND
11 8 (0.16%) ISTQB
12 5 (0.099%) Oracle Certification
12 5 (0.099%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 220 (4.34%) QA
2 73 (1.44%) ISO 9001
3 55 (1.08%) MISRA
4 38 (0.75%) DICOM
4 38 (0.75%) MISRA C
5 33 (0.65%) ISO13485
6 25 (0.49%) DO-178B
7 15 (0.30%) GCP
8 14 (0.28%) PCI DSS
9 11 (0.22%) IEC 61508
9 11 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 12207
9 11 (0.22%) SDET
10 10 (0.20%) GAMP
11 8 (0.16%) ISO 14001
11 8 (0.16%) SLA
11 8 (0.16%) WCAG
12 7 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 7 (0.14%) PA-DSS
13 6 (0.12%) JTAG
13 6 (0.12%) TickIT
System Software
1 148 (2.92%) Firmware
2 144 (2.84%) Docker
3 27 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (0.51%) Hyper-V
5 20 (0.39%) HDFS
6 18 (0.35%) Active Directory
7 17 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
8 13 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 11 (0.22%) NFS
10 10 (0.20%) Apache Flume
10 10 (0.20%) Kamailio
11 6 (0.12%) OpenSIPS
12 4 (0.079%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.079%) vSphere
13 3 (0.059%) Xen
13 3 (0.059%) XenServer
14 2 (0.039%) KVM
14 2 (0.039%) QEMU
15 1 (0.020%) VirtualBox
15 1 (0.020%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 84 (1.66%) Puppet
2 75 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
3 54 (1.06%) Ansible
4 16 (0.32%) Kubernetes
5 14 (0.28%) StatsD
6 13 (0.26%) Grafana
6 13 (0.26%) Kibana
6 13 (0.26%) WMI
7 12 (0.24%) Graphite
8 10 (0.20%) Consul
8 10 (0.20%) Hadoop YARN
8 10 (0.20%) Oozie
8 10 (0.20%) Salt
9 9 (0.18%) Terraform
10 8 (0.16%) logstash
11 5 (0.099%) Mesos
12 3 (0.059%) Control-M
12 3 (0.059%) HP Quality Center
12 3 (0.059%) Icinga
12 3 (0.059%) Packer
Vendors
1 463 (9.13%) Oracle
2 451 (8.89%) Microsoft
3 83 (1.64%) Sophos
4 63 (1.24%) Google
5 51 (1.01%) Atlassian
6 45 (0.89%) SAP
7 36 (0.71%) Apple
7 36 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
8 35 (0.69%) Zend
9 34 (0.67%) VMware
10 31 (0.61%) Red Hat
11 29 (0.57%) IBM
12 27 (0.53%) TIBCO
13 21 (0.41%) Perforce
13 21 (0.41%) Sybase
13 21 (0.41%) Xamarin
14 17 (0.34%) Informatica
15 16 (0.32%) EMC
16 15 (0.30%) Cisco
16 15 (0.30%) Intel
North West London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 42 minutes ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: Excellent benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: £60,000 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £37000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent benefits package
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £45,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £45,000
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus + pension + healthcare + bens
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £50k + good benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits and Training
Posted: 4 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
X4 Group
Salary: £50k - 70k per year
Posted: 1 hour ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 4 hours ago
West London
Blue Glue
Posted: 1 hour ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 50,000 plus Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus and Excellent Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £50,000 to £100,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £65k to £80k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £42000 - £49000 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £42000 - £49000 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Livingston, West Lothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £49000 per annum + Good Career Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 to 50,000
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Tec Partners
Salary: £40000 per annum + Bonus, Healthcare
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: Yesterday