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 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 100 92 92
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 3087 3636 3292
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.86% 3.00% 3.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.02% 3.17% 3.19%
Number of salaries quoted 2520 3150 2765
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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
102195 114720 103098
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.62% 94.63%
Number of salaries quoted 83974 94226 85780
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,954 £27,186 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 28 May 2015 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 28 May 2015. 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 -5 2828 £42,500 - 478
South East -9 776 £42,500 - 122
London -15 695 £55,000 - 105
East of England +4 406 £40,000 - 76
South West +2 337 £39,500 +12.85% 62
Cambridgeshire 0 236 £42,500 +6.25% 42
Cambridge 0 206 £43,000 +7.50% 32
Yorkshire +29 185 £40,000 - 33
East Midlands -8 150 £40,000 +6.66% 23
Hampshire -20 142 £40,000 +14.28% 18
Berkshire +21 141 £47,500 +5.55% 23
North West +6 141 £40,000 +8.10% 19
Bristol +19 140 £40,000 +19.40% 21
West Midlands +7 135 £39,000 +4.00% 29
West Yorkshire +50 131 £40,000 - 21
Surrey -10 122 £45,000 -10.00% 18
Leeds +55 118 £40,000 - 12
West Sussex +17 117 £41,000 -18.00% 15
Scotland -28 106 £37,500 -3.22% 25
City of London +43 104 £50,000 -20.00% 18
East Sussex +42 95 £40,000 +2.56% 21
Manchester +17 92 £40,000 +8.10% 11
Brighton +47 80 £40,000 +2.56% 21
Buckinghamshire +2 77 £40,000 +6.66% 7
Reading +18 68 £45,000 -14.28% 13
Oxfordshire -35 67 £42,500 -3.40% 23
Hertfordshire -15 66 £44,250 +10.62% 16
Gloucestershire -8 64 £40,000 +14.28% 6
Northamptonshire +30 63 £40,000 +23.07% 11
Edinburgh -6 61 £37,500 -6.25% 14

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 5296 (88.41%) Software Engineering
2 2351 (39.25%) C++
3 2338 (39.03%) C#
4 2283 (38.11%) Agile Software Development
5 2230 (37.23%) Java
6 1898 (31.69%) Degree
7 1725 (28.80%) .NET
8 1646 (27.48%) SQL
9 1526 (25.48%) Linux
10 1521 (25.39%) JavaScript
11 1439 (24.02%) C
12 1316 (21.97%) Computer Science
13 1181 (19.72%) OO
14 1170 (19.53%) HTML
15 1126 (18.80%) Windows
16 988 (16.49%) SQL Server
17 955 (15.94%) Python
18 891 (14.87%) TDD
19 849 (14.17%) Scrum
19 849 (14.17%) MVC
20 839 (14.01%) ASP.NET
21 792 (13.22%) CSS
22 737 (12.30%) XML
23 706 (11.79%) Microsoft
24 649 (10.83%) Web Services
24 649 (10.83%) jQuery
25 606 (10.12%) Finance
26 597 (9.97%) SDLC
27 591 (9.87%) UNIX
28 566 (9.45%) Oracle

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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
1 212 (3.54%) Node.js
2 204 (3.41%) Tomcat
3 187 (3.12%) Apache
4 169 (2.82%) WebSphere
5 137 (2.29%) JBoss
6 122 (2.04%) WebLogic
7 111 (1.85%) IIS
8 101 (1.69%) SharePoint
9 98 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
10 50 (0.83%) CMS
11 48 (0.80%) OpenStack
12 44 (0.73%) Apache Solr
13 42 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
14 31 (0.52%) GlassFish
15 27 (0.45%) Apache Spark
16 19 (0.32%) Confluence
17 17 (0.28%) nginx
18 16 (0.27%) SAS
18 16 (0.27%) Apache Pig
18 16 (0.27%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 318 (5.31%) MS Excel
2 53 (0.88%) Simulink
3 43 (0.72%) MS Office
4 34 (0.57%) TargetLink
5 11 (0.18%) Photoshop
5 11 (0.18%) InfoPath
6 5 (0.083%) Mingle
6 5 (0.083%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.067%) MicroStation
7 4 (0.067%) Solid Edge
7 4 (0.067%) Revit
7 4 (0.067%) SOLIDWORKS
7 4 (0.067%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 4 (0.067%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.067%) PTC Creo
7 4 (0.067%) Siemens NX
8 3 (0.050%) Mathematica
8 3 (0.050%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 23 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
1 23 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 21 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.083%) LabWindows
4 3 (0.050%) IntelliMatch
4 3 (0.050%) SAP PM
4 3 (0.050%) SAP MRS
5 2 (0.033%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.017%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.017%) Tridion
6 1 (0.017%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 1 (0.017%) assyst
6 1 (0.017%) HFM
6 1 (0.017%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.017%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.017%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 223 (3.72%) Amazon AWS
2 154 (2.57%) SaaS
3 127 (2.12%) Microsoft Azure
4 55 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
5 39 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
6 32 (0.53%) PaaS
7 29 (0.48%) GitHub
8 26 (0.43%) Google App Engine
9 25 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
10 12 (0.20%) IaaS
11 10 (0.17%) Google Analytics
12 8 (0.13%) HP Helion
12 8 (0.13%) Amazon EMR
13 7 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 6 (0.10%) Amazon S3
15 4 (0.067%) Office 365
15 4 (0.067%) AWS CloudFormation
16 3 (0.050%) Heroku
16 3 (0.050%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 2 (0.033%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 261 (4.36%) TCP/IP
2 184 (3.07%) Internet
3 179 (2.99%) HTTP
4 122 (2.04%) Ethernet
5 97 (1.62%) Wireless
6 46 (0.77%) Network Security
7 37 (0.62%) LDAP
8 31 (0.52%) Bluetooth
9 30 (0.50%) Firewall
10 28 (0.47%) Profibus
11 26 (0.43%) GSM
12 25 (0.42%) ZigBee
13 24 (0.40%) Modbus
14 22 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
15 21 (0.35%) FTP
16 19 (0.32%) RTP
16 19 (0.32%) MPLS
16 19 (0.32%) SNMP
16 19 (0.32%) Broadband
16 19 (0.32%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 988 (16.49%) SQL Server
2 504 (8.41%) MySQL
3 349 (5.83%) Relational Database
4 224 (3.74%) MongoDB
5 191 (3.19%) Big Data
6 177 (2.95%) RDBMS
7 159 (2.65%) NoSQL
8 109 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
9 103 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
10 95 (1.59%) Oracle Database
11 83 (1.39%) Hadoop
12 80 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 63 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 57 (0.95%) Redis
15 48 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
15 48 (0.80%) Apache Hive
16 42 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
17 39 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
18 34 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 31 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 437 (7.30%) Git (software)
2 367 (6.13%) Visual Studio
3 326 (5.44%) Subversion
4 300 (5.01%) Selenium
5 267 (4.46%) Jenkins
6 245 (4.09%) JUnit
7 239 (3.99%) Maven
8 214 (3.57%) Eclipse
9 213 (3.56%) JIRA
10 172 (2.87%) Team Foundation Server
11 145 (2.42%) NUnit
12 115 (1.92%) Cucumber
12 115 (1.92%) WebDriver
13 109 (1.82%) Ant
14 65 (1.09%) TeamCity
15 63 (1.05%) Hudson
16 62 (1.04%) Bugzilla
17 52 (0.87%) SoapUI
18 48 (0.80%) JMeter
19 47 (0.78%) SpecFlow
General
1 606 (10.12%) Finance
2 354 (5.91%) Electronics
3 285 (4.76%) Retail
4 278 (4.64%) Telecoms
5 152 (2.54%) Games
6 138 (2.30%) Automotive
7 133 (2.22%) Manufacturing
8 130 (2.17%) Banking
9 114 (1.90%) Marketing
10 93 (1.55%) Aerospace
11 70 (1.17%) Pharmaceutical
12 69 (1.15%) Military
13 50 (0.83%) Advertising
14 36 (0.60%) Publishing
15 30 (0.50%) French Language
16 22 (0.37%) Multimedia
17 19 (0.32%) Financial Institution
18 17 (0.28%) Law
19 16 (0.27%) Back Office
20 14 (0.23%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1725 (28.80%) .NET
2 1170 (19.53%) HTML
3 839 (14.01%) ASP.NET
4 792 (13.22%) CSS
5 737 (12.30%) XML
6 649 (10.83%) Web Services
6 649 (10.83%) jQuery
7 531 (8.86%) Spring
8 473 (7.90%) HTML5
9 434 (7.25%) J2EE
10 421 (7.03%) WPF
11 371 (6.19%) WCF
12 352 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
13 333 (5.56%) JSON
13 333 (5.56%) REST
14 306 (5.11%) Ajax
15 285 (4.76%) Hibernate
16 267 (4.46%) SOAP
17 254 (4.24%) AngularJS
18 246 (4.11%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1316 (21.97%) Computer Science
2 530 (8.85%) Mathematics
3 397 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
4 391 (6.53%) Algorithms
5 223 (3.72%) Enterprise Software
6 222 (3.71%) Physics
7 190 (3.17%) Mobile App
8 176 (2.94%) Embedded Systems
8 176 (2.94%) User Experience
9 167 (2.79%) Data Structures
10 160 (2.67%) Visualisation
11 135 (2.25%) Client/Server
12 127 (2.12%) Device Driver
13 80 (1.34%) 3D Graphics
14 76 (1.27%) Social Media
15 61 (1.02%) GIS
16 50 (0.83%) Management Information System
17 46 (0.77%) DTV
17 46 (0.77%) CUDA
18 45 (0.75%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1526 (25.48%) Linux
2 1126 (18.80%) Windows
3 591 (9.87%) UNIX
4 379 (6.33%) Android
5 307 (5.13%) Apple iOS
6 77 (1.29%) Embedded Linux
7 59 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 47 (0.78%) Mac OS X
9 41 (0.68%) Solaris
10 32 (0.53%) VxWorks
11 30 (0.50%) Windows 7
12 29 (0.48%) CentOS
13 27 (0.45%) Windows Phone
14 25 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
14 25 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
15 23 (0.38%) Windows CE
16 17 (0.28%) Ubuntu
17 16 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
17 16 (0.27%) Windows XP
18 15 (0.25%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5296 (88.41%) Software Engineering
2 2283 (38.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1181 (19.72%) OO
4 891 (14.87%) TDD
5 849 (14.17%) Scrum
5 849 (14.17%) MVC
6 597 (9.97%) SDLC
7 479 (8.00%) OOD
8 445 (7.43%) Multithreading
9 436 (7.28%) Unit Testing
10 430 (7.18%) UML
11 429 (7.16%) Continuous Integration
12 415 (6.93%) OOP
13 368 (6.14%) Open Source
14 278 (4.64%) E-Commerce
15 277 (4.62%) Web Development
15 277 (4.62%) Mentoring
16 258 (4.31%) Test Automation
17 255 (4.26%) BDD
18 251 (4.19%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 2351 (39.25%) C++
2 2338 (39.03%) C#
3 2230 (37.23%) Java
4 1646 (27.48%) SQL
5 1521 (25.39%) JavaScript
6 1439 (24.02%) C
7 955 (15.94%) Python
8 411 (6.86%) PHP
9 340 (5.68%) Embedded C
10 307 (5.13%) Ruby
11 278 (4.64%) Perl
12 258 (4.31%) Embedded C++
13 177 (2.95%) VB.NET
14 173 (2.89%) Objective-C
15 154 (2.57%) T-SQL
16 151 (2.52%) PL/SQL
17 143 (2.39%) MATLAB
17 143 (2.39%) VB
18 142 (2.37%) Scala
19 104 (1.74%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 1898 (31.69%) Degree
2 271 (4.52%) Security Cleared
3 170 (2.84%) PhD
4 141 (2.35%) SC Cleared
5 101 (1.69%) DV Cleared
6 82 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
7 73 (1.22%) ISEB
8 51 (0.85%) ISTQB
9 27 (0.45%) MCP
10 19 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 19 (0.32%) HND
11 10 (0.17%) Chartered Engineer
12 9 (0.15%) MCSE
12 9 (0.15%) HNC
12 9 (0.15%) OCPJP
12 9 (0.15%) OCMJD
13 7 (0.12%) Oracle Certification
13 7 (0.12%) PMI Certification
14 6 (0.10%) MCTS
15 5 (0.083%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 401 (6.69%) QA
2 53 (0.88%) ISO 9001
3 30 (0.50%) JTAG
4 26 (0.43%) DO-178B
5 17 (0.28%) SLA
5 17 (0.28%) PCI DSS
6 14 (0.23%) IEC 61508
7 9 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 8 (0.13%) TickIT
9 7 (0.12%) ISO 9000
10 4 (0.067%) WCAG
10 4 (0.067%) GAMP
11 3 (0.050%) EMIR
11 3 (0.050%) Dodd-Frank
12 2 (0.033%) WAI
13 1 (0.017%) DO-254
13 1 (0.017%) ARP4754
System Software
1 212 (3.54%) Firmware
2 113 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (1.14%) Hyper-V
4 42 (0.70%) Active Directory
5 40 (0.67%) Docker
6 38 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
7 22 (0.37%) KVM
8 18 (0.30%) Xen
9 12 (0.20%) Varnish
10 11 (0.18%) vSphere
10 11 (0.18%) VMware ESX
11 10 (0.17%) NFS
11 10 (0.17%) LXC
12 9 (0.15%) VirtualBox
12 9 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 7 (0.12%) QEMU
14 6 (0.10%) XenServer
15 5 (0.083%) iptables
16 3 (0.050%) VMware ESXi
16 3 (0.050%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 73 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
2 69 (1.15%) Puppet
3 30 (0.50%) Nagios
4 25 (0.42%) Ansible
5 15 (0.25%) Vagrant
6 14 (0.23%) OpenNMS
6 14 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
7 9 (0.15%) Kubernetes
8 8 (0.13%) MOM
9 7 (0.12%) Graphite
10 6 (0.10%) Nmap
10 6 (0.10%) OPNET
10 6 (0.10%) OpenAM
10 6 (0.10%) Kibana
10 6 (0.10%) logstash
11 5 (0.083%) StatsD
11 5 (0.083%) Cacti
12 3 (0.050%) Mesos
13 2 (0.033%) Zenoss
13 2 (0.033%) Control-M
Vendors
1 706 (11.79%) Microsoft
2 566 (9.45%) Oracle
3 135 (2.25%) VMware
4 109 (1.82%) Google
5 67 (1.12%) Red Hat
6 63 (1.05%) IBM
7 49 (0.82%) Apple
8 47 (0.78%) Rapid7
9 45 (0.75%) SAP
10 36 (0.60%) Xamarin
11 32 (0.53%) Perforce
11 32 (0.53%) QNX
12 29 (0.48%) Sybase
13 27 (0.45%) Zend
14 25 (0.42%) Rackspace
15 24 (0.40%) Pega
15 24 (0.40%) hybris
16 23 (0.38%) Salesforce.com
17 22 (0.37%) TIBCO
17 22 (0.37%) Cisco
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