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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 95 118 99
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 3095 2790 2955
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.80% 2.43% 2.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.97% 2.57% 2.95%
Number of salaries quoted 2537 2373 2548
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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
104280 108595 100152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.52% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 86823 87800 83027
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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
(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 +27 2857 £42,500 +2.40% 457
South East +29 779 £42,500 - 113
London +38 664 £55,000 +10.00% 88
South West +16 406 £40,000 +18.51% 59
East of England +3 379 £42,500 +6.25% 100
Yorkshire +39 254 £40,000 - 23
Bristol +21 207 £49,250 +47.01% 15
Hampshire +74 205 £42,500 +6.25% 22
West Yorkshire +73 201 £45,000 +12.50% 13
Cambridgeshire -4 188 £43,000 +7.50% 71
Cambridge 0 163 £45,000 +12.50% 62
Leeds +70 162 £45,000 +12.50% 10
West Midlands +12 152 £35,000 - 23
Berkshire +28 149 £45,000 +12.50% 11
North West +19 141 £37,500 - 21
Scotland -31 117 £38,250 +2.00% 16
East Midlands -41 112 £35,000 -6.66% 23
Hertfordshire +40 109 £42,500 -0.58% 14
Manchester +23 101 £37,500 -5.06% 17
Surrey -4 100 £45,000 -5.26% 15
Oxfordshire -8 92 £42,500 -3.40% 22
City of London -6 85 £65,000 +13.04% 11
Gloucestershire +3 84 £39,000 -13.33% 19
East Sussex +33 73 £40,000 -5.88% 11
Reading +14 68 £45,000 - 5
West Sussex -3 67 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Wales -3 67 £37,500 +7.14% 8
Oxford -3 62 £45,000 +12.50% 12
Brighton +37 57 £38,000 -5.00% 4
South Wales +7 56 £36,750 +5.00% 7

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 5472 (89.56%) Software Engineering
2 2495 (40.83%) Agile Software Development
3 2420 (39.61%) C++
4 2391 (39.13%) Java
5 2364 (38.69%) C#
6 1879 (30.75%) Degree
7 1772 (29.00%) SQL
8 1726 (28.25%) .NET
9 1545 (25.29%) Linux
10 1524 (24.94%) JavaScript
11 1373 (22.47%) C
12 1319 (21.59%) Computer Science
13 1255 (20.54%) HTML
14 1105 (18.09%) Windows
15 1090 (17.84%) OO
16 1088 (17.81%) TDD
17 1083 (17.73%) Python
18 982 (16.07%) SQL Server
19 939 (15.37%) Scrum
20 904 (14.80%) ASP.NET
21 879 (14.39%) MVC
22 801 (13.11%) CSS
23 765 (12.52%) Web Services
24 729 (11.93%) SDLC
25 682 (11.16%) Microsoft
26 679 (11.11%) jQuery
26 679 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
27 656 (10.74%) Oracle
28 639 (10.46%) XML
29 634 (10.38%) Finance

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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
1 225 (3.68%) Node.js
2 206 (3.37%) Apache
3 181 (2.96%) Tomcat
4 139 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
5 125 (2.05%) WebLogic
6 117 (1.91%) WebSphere
7 110 (1.80%) JBoss
8 77 (1.26%) SharePoint
9 72 (1.18%) IIS
10 64 (1.05%) OpenStack
11 49 (0.80%) Apache Spark
12 47 (0.77%) Apache Solr
13 44 (0.72%) nginx
14 43 (0.70%) CMS
15 41 (0.67%) Apache Pig
16 30 (0.49%) Jetty
17 28 (0.46%) GlassFish
18 25 (0.41%) Apache ServiceMix
19 23 (0.38%) Mule
20 15 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 272 (4.45%) MS Excel
2 53 (0.87%) Simulink
3 35 (0.57%) TargetLink
4 29 (0.47%) MS Office
5 16 (0.26%) InfoPath
6 11 (0.18%) AutoCAD
7 7 (0.11%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.098%) SOLIDWORKS
8 6 (0.098%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 6 (0.098%) MS PowerPoint
8 6 (0.098%) Revit
8 6 (0.098%) MicroStation
8 6 (0.098%) Solid Edge
8 6 (0.098%) Siemens NX
8 6 (0.098%) PTC Creo
9 4 (0.065%) Mingle
9 4 (0.065%) Doxygen
10 2 (0.033%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.016%) GIMP
11 1 (0.016%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 36 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.065%) VisionPLUS
4 3 (0.049%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.049%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 2 (0.033%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.016%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.016%) LabWindows
6 1 (0.016%) RMDS
6 1 (0.016%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.016%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.016%) SAP GTS
6 1 (0.016%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.016%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 281 (4.60%) Amazon AWS
2 198 (3.24%) SaaS
3 159 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
4 83 (1.36%) Google Cloud Platform
5 67 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
6 63 (1.03%) GitHub
7 53 (0.87%) Google App Engine
8 52 (0.85%) PaaS
9 47 (0.77%) IaaS
10 22 (0.36%) HP Helion
11 19 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
12 8 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 6 (0.098%) Google Analytics
13 6 (0.098%) Amazon S3
13 6 (0.098%) Amazon EMR
14 5 (0.082%) Heroku
14 5 (0.082%) Amazon SQS
15 4 (0.065%) Office 365
15 4 (0.065%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 4 (0.065%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 313 (5.12%) TCP/IP
2 203 (3.32%) HTTP
3 197 (3.22%) Internet
4 116 (1.90%) Ethernet
5 57 (0.93%) Network Security
6 55 (0.90%) Wireless
7 31 (0.51%) ATM
7 31 (0.51%) Bluetooth
8 30 (0.49%) GSM
8 30 (0.49%) Profibus
9 27 (0.44%) SSL
9 27 (0.44%) Firewall
10 26 (0.43%) VoIP
11 24 (0.39%) FTP
11 24 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
12 22 (0.36%) Modbus
13 21 (0.34%) LTE
14 20 (0.33%) UMTS
15 18 (0.29%) LDAP
15 18 (0.29%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 982 (16.07%) SQL Server
2 546 (8.94%) MySQL
3 320 (5.24%) Relational Database
4 307 (5.02%) MongoDB
5 242 (3.96%) Big Data
6 235 (3.85%) NoSQL
7 158 (2.59%) RDBMS
8 134 (2.19%) Hadoop
9 125 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
10 111 (1.82%) Oracle Database
11 99 (1.62%) Apache Hive
12 76 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 73 (1.19%) Apache Cassandra
14 66 (1.08%) Redis
15 63 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 61 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
17 43 (0.70%) Riak
18 40 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
19 35 (0.57%) DB2
20 34 (0.56%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 566 (9.26%) Git (software)
2 449 (7.35%) Visual Studio
3 335 (5.48%) Subversion
4 323 (5.29%) Jenkins
5 300 (4.91%) JUnit
6 283 (4.63%) Maven
6 283 (4.63%) Selenium
7 236 (3.86%) JIRA
8 225 (3.68%) Eclipse
9 221 (3.62%) Team Foundation Server
10 179 (2.93%) NUnit
11 171 (2.80%) Ant
12 108 (1.77%) Cucumber
13 107 (1.75%) TeamCity
14 106 (1.73%) Hudson
15 103 (1.69%) WebDriver
16 74 (1.21%) MSTest
17 68 (1.11%) Gradle
18 63 (1.03%) Artifactory
19 57 (0.93%) Moq
General
1 634 (10.38%) Finance
2 350 (5.73%) Telecoms
3 320 (5.24%) Retail
4 307 (5.02%) Electronics
5 220 (3.60%) Games
6 201 (3.29%) Manufacturing
7 147 (2.41%) Banking
8 144 (2.36%) Automotive
9 111 (1.82%) Marketing
10 98 (1.60%) Aerospace
11 95 (1.55%) Pharmaceutical
12 72 (1.18%) Military
13 42 (0.69%) Back Office
14 36 (0.59%) Publishing
15 35 (0.57%) Investment Banking
16 33 (0.54%) Financial Institution
17 26 (0.43%) Legal
18 25 (0.41%) Advertising
19 24 (0.39%) Front Office
20 21 (0.34%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1726 (28.25%) .NET
2 1255 (20.54%) HTML
3 904 (14.80%) ASP.NET
4 801 (13.11%) CSS
5 765 (12.52%) Web Services
6 679 (11.11%) jQuery
7 639 (10.46%) XML
8 547 (8.95%) Spring
9 450 (7.36%) WPF
10 448 (7.33%) HTML5
11 430 (7.04%) WCF
12 402 (6.58%) ASP.NET MVC
13 386 (6.32%) J2EE
14 383 (6.27%) REST
15 300 (4.91%) AngularJS
16 287 (4.70%) Hibernate
17 283 (4.63%) JSON
18 262 (4.29%) .NET Framework
19 236 (3.86%) Ajax
19 236 (3.86%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1319 (21.59%) Computer Science
2 561 (9.18%) Mathematics
3 422 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
4 411 (6.73%) Algorithms
5 252 (4.12%) Physics
6 223 (3.65%) Enterprise Software
7 208 (3.40%) Data Structures
8 207 (3.39%) Visualisation
9 161 (2.64%) Embedded Systems
10 160 (2.62%) Mobile App
11 148 (2.42%) User Experience
12 109 (1.78%) Client/Server
12 109 (1.78%) Device Driver
13 101 (1.65%) 3D Graphics
14 96 (1.57%) Digital Media
15 76 (1.24%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 67 (1.10%) Inversion of Control
17 63 (1.03%) GIS
18 58 (0.95%) DTV
18 58 (0.95%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1545 (25.29%) Linux
2 1105 (18.09%) Windows
3 589 (9.64%) UNIX
4 456 (7.46%) Android
5 364 (5.96%) Apple iOS
6 86 (1.41%) Embedded Linux
7 72 (1.18%) Mac OS X
8 48 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 42 (0.69%) Windows Mobile
10 35 (0.57%) Windows Phone
11 32 (0.52%) Solaris
12 28 (0.46%) Windows 8
12 28 (0.46%) Windows 7
13 27 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
14 25 (0.41%) Ubuntu
15 24 (0.39%) Windows CE
16 22 (0.36%) VxWorks
17 19 (0.31%) Windows XP
18 16 (0.26%) Windows 2000
18 16 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5472 (89.56%) Software Engineering
2 2495 (40.83%) Agile Software Development
3 1090 (17.84%) OO
4 1088 (17.81%) TDD
5 939 (15.37%) Scrum
6 879 (14.39%) MVC
7 729 (11.93%) SDLC
8 679 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
9 448 (7.33%) Multithreading
10 446 (7.30%) Unit Testing
11 424 (6.94%) OOD
12 409 (6.69%) BDD
13 385 (6.30%) OOP
14 383 (6.27%) Mentoring
15 373 (6.10%) Open Source
16 335 (5.48%) UML
17 295 (4.83%) E-Commerce
18 270 (4.42%) Web Development
19 220 (3.60%) Automated Testing
20 217 (3.55%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 2420 (39.61%) C++
2 2391 (39.13%) Java
3 2364 (38.69%) C#
4 1772 (29.00%) SQL
5 1524 (24.94%) JavaScript
6 1373 (22.47%) C
7 1083 (17.73%) Python
8 410 (6.71%) PHP
9 319 (5.22%) Ruby
10 295 (4.83%) Perl
11 292 (4.78%) Embedded C
12 239 (3.91%) Embedded C++
13 212 (3.47%) Scala
14 198 (3.24%) T-SQL
15 177 (2.90%) VB.NET
16 176 (2.88%) Objective-C
17 145 (2.37%) PL/SQL
18 137 (2.24%) VB
19 127 (2.08%) MATLAB
20 118 (1.93%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1879 (30.75%) Degree
2 253 (4.14%) Security Cleared
3 158 (2.59%) PhD
4 123 (2.01%) SC Cleared
5 90 (1.47%) DV Cleared
6 83 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
7 49 (0.80%) ISEB
8 30 (0.49%) ISTQB
9 27 (0.44%) MCP
10 22 (0.36%) MCSE
11 16 (0.26%) CCNA
11 16 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
12 14 (0.23%) HND
12 14 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 12 (0.20%) CISSP
13 12 (0.20%) SSCP
13 12 (0.20%) Linux+ Certification
13 12 (0.20%) GIAC
14 10 (0.16%) Chartered Engineer
15 9 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 349 (5.71%) QA
2 40 (0.65%) ISO 9001
3 26 (0.43%) DO-178B
4 23 (0.38%) SLA
5 21 (0.34%) TickIT
6 18 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
7 15 (0.25%) EMIR
8 10 (0.16%) GAMP
9 9 (0.15%) JTAG
10 5 (0.082%) PCI DSS
11 4 (0.065%) IEC 61508
11 4 (0.065%) WCAG
12 3 (0.049%) ISO 9000
12 3 (0.049%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 1 (0.016%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 1 (0.016%) GMP
System Software
1 213 (3.49%) Firmware
2 165 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 98 (1.60%) Docker
4 52 (0.85%) Xen
5 47 (0.77%) Hyper-V
6 44 (0.72%) Active Directory
7 40 (0.65%) KVM
8 37 (0.61%) LXC
9 35 (0.57%) Varnish
10 30 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
11 15 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 12 (0.20%) VMware ESX
13 10 (0.16%) vSphere
14 9 (0.15%) Snort
14 9 (0.15%) VirtualBox
15 6 (0.098%) VMware ESXi
15 6 (0.098%) XenServer
16 4 (0.065%) VMware Workstation
16 4 (0.065%) iptables
17 3 (0.049%) NFS
Systems Management
1 109 (1.78%) Opscode Chef
2 102 (1.67%) Puppet
3 68 (1.11%) Ansible
4 26 (0.43%) WMI
5 25 (0.41%) Nagios
6 19 (0.31%) logstash
6 19 (0.31%) Vagrant
7 18 (0.29%) Graphite
8 15 (0.25%) StatsD
9 11 (0.18%) Kibana
9 11 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
10 10 (0.16%) SCCM
11 9 (0.15%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 9 (0.15%) Kubernetes
12 8 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 8 (0.13%) Cacti
13 6 (0.098%) OPNET
13 6 (0.098%) Nmap
13 6 (0.098%) Salt
13 6 (0.098%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 682 (11.16%) Microsoft
2 656 (10.74%) Oracle
3 188 (3.08%) VMware
4 159 (2.60%) Google
5 72 (1.18%) Red Hat
6 64 (1.05%) Xamarin
7 54 (0.88%) SAP
8 47 (0.77%) Rapid7
9 40 (0.65%) Apple
10 38 (0.62%) QNX
11 37 (0.61%) IBM
11 37 (0.61%) Rackspace
12 33 (0.54%) HP
13 32 (0.52%) Pega
14 30 (0.49%) Sybase
15 24 (0.39%) Telerik
16 23 (0.38%) TIBCO
17 21 (0.34%) Perforce
18 20 (0.33%) Intel
18 20 (0.33%) Renesas
City, London
Elsevier
Salary: £Competitive
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
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Salary: £Competitive
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Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
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Harrow, Middlesex
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
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Salary: £40000 - £46000 per annum + competitive
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Isle of Wight
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Salary: £19000 - £23000 per annum + Excellent benefits
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Salary: £23000 - £32000 per annum + Excellent benefits
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