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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 94 103 99
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 3200 3112 3080
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.92% 2.66% 2.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.10% 2.81% 3.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2613 2668 2626
Average salary £41,000 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.20% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £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
103310 110572 102545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 85440 90223 84888
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 £67,500 £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 31 July 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 July 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 +19 2939 £42,500 - 491
South East +17 811 £42,500 - 112
London +9 663 £55,000 +4.76% 100
East of England +3 404 £40,000 - 81
South West +11 386 £39,500 +12.85% 74
Yorkshire +52 264 £40,000 - 38
Hampshire +40 217 £42,500 +21.42% 27
West Yorkshire +84 206 £42,500 +6.25% 26
Cambridgeshire -1 206 £42,500 +6.25% 55
Bristol +18 203 £42,500 +21.42% 30
West Midlands +32 183 £40,000 +7.74% 24
Cambridge -3 166 £43,000 +7.50% 52
Leeds +81 164 £45,000 +12.50% 23
Berkshire +33 159 £45,000 +5.88% 15
North West -3 128 £37,500 - 29
East Midlands -33 123 £40,000 +6.66% 25
Surrey -1 114 £45,000 -14.28% 12
Scotland -35 114 £37,500 -2.59% 20
Hertfordshire +23 97 £40,250 +0.62% 11
City of London +12 95 £57,500 - 17
Oxfordshire -7 88 £40,000 -5.88% 32
Manchester +7 86 £35,000 -9.09% 20
Reading +43 76 £45,000 - 8
West Sussex +8 75 £40,000 -5.88% 1
East Sussex +51 73 £40,000 - 3
Gloucestershire +5 70 £40,000 -11.11% 18
Wales -1 67 £37,500 +7.14% 15
Buckinghamshire +14 65 £40,000 - 11
Northamptonshire +35 62 £39,250 +12.14% 7
Brighton +46 59 £37,500 -6.25% 1

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 5527 (89.43%) Software Engineering
2 2475 (40.05%) C++
3 2463 (39.85%) Agile Software Development
4 2436 (39.42%) Java
5 2393 (38.72%) C#
6 1946 (31.49%) Degree
7 1774 (28.71%) .NET
8 1762 (28.51%) SQL
9 1560 (25.24%) Linux
10 1537 (24.87%) JavaScript
11 1447 (23.41%) C
12 1386 (22.43%) Computer Science
13 1251 (20.24%) HTML
14 1143 (18.50%) OO
15 1141 (18.46%) Windows
16 1049 (16.97%) Python
17 1021 (16.52%) TDD
18 1004 (16.25%) SQL Server
19 918 (14.85%) Scrum
20 901 (14.58%) ASP.NET
21 895 (14.48%) MVC
22 801 (12.96%) CSS
23 744 (12.04%) Web Services
24 707 (11.44%) SDLC
25 693 (11.21%) jQuery
26 685 (11.08%) XML
27 678 (10.97%) Microsoft
28 653 (10.57%) Finance
29 646 (10.45%) Oracle
30 605 (9.79%) Continuous Integration

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 210 (3.40%) Node.js
2 192 (3.11%) Tomcat
3 191 (3.09%) Apache
4 136 (2.20%) WebSphere
5 129 (2.09%) Elasticsearch
6 121 (1.96%) JBoss
7 120 (1.94%) WebLogic
8 92 (1.49%) IIS
9 88 (1.42%) SharePoint
10 64 (1.04%) OpenStack
11 50 (0.81%) Apache Solr
12 46 (0.74%) Apache Spark
13 41 (0.66%) CMS
14 30 (0.49%) GlassFish
14 30 (0.49%) nginx
15 28 (0.45%) Apache Pig
16 27 (0.44%) Jetty
17 24 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
18 23 (0.37%) Apache ServiceMix
19 18 (0.29%) Mule
Applications
1 285 (4.61%) MS Excel
2 54 (0.87%) Simulink
3 36 (0.58%) TargetLink
4 35 (0.57%) MS Office
5 14 (0.23%) InfoPath
6 8 (0.13%) Photoshop
6 8 (0.13%) AutoCAD
7 6 (0.097%) SOLIDWORKS
7 6 (0.097%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 6 (0.097%) Revit
7 6 (0.097%) MicroStation
7 6 (0.097%) Solid Edge
7 6 (0.097%) Siemens NX
7 6 (0.097%) PTC Creo
8 4 (0.065%) Mingle
8 4 (0.065%) Doxygen
9 2 (0.032%) MS PowerPoint
9 2 (0.032%) MS Visio
9 2 (0.032%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 35 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 15 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
3 13 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.065%) VisionPLUS
5 3 (0.049%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 3 (0.049%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.032%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.016%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.016%) LabWindows
7 1 (0.016%) HFM
7 1 (0.016%) RMDS
7 1 (0.016%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.016%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.016%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.016%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 270 (4.37%) Amazon AWS
2 202 (3.27%) SaaS
3 153 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 77 (1.25%) Google Cloud Platform
5 62 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
6 50 (0.81%) Google App Engine
7 46 (0.74%) PaaS
8 44 (0.71%) GitHub
9 41 (0.66%) IaaS
10 20 (0.32%) HP Helion
10 20 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
11 8 (0.13%) Amazon EMR
11 8 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 7 (0.11%) Amazon S3
13 6 (0.097%) Google Analytics
14 5 (0.081%) Heroku
14 5 (0.081%) AWS CloudFormation
15 4 (0.065%) Amazon SQS
15 4 (0.065%) Office 365
15 4 (0.065%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 295 (4.77%) TCP/IP
2 197 (3.19%) Internet
3 195 (3.16%) HTTP
4 120 (1.94%) Ethernet
5 70 (1.13%) Wireless
6 46 (0.74%) Network Security
7 36 (0.58%) Bluetooth
8 33 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
9 31 (0.50%) ATM
10 30 (0.49%) Profibus
11 29 (0.47%) GSM
12 25 (0.40%) VoIP
13 24 (0.39%) FTP
14 21 (0.34%) Modbus
15 20 (0.32%) DHCP
16 19 (0.31%) SSL
16 19 (0.31%) LDAP
16 19 (0.31%) LTE
17 18 (0.29%) RTP
17 18 (0.29%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1004 (16.25%) SQL Server
2 541 (8.75%) MySQL
3 350 (5.66%) Relational Database
4 289 (4.68%) MongoDB
5 210 (3.40%) Big Data
6 202 (3.27%) NoSQL
7 176 (2.85%) RDBMS
8 128 (2.07%) Hadoop
9 109 (1.76%) PostgreSQL
10 108 (1.75%) Oracle Database
11 85 (1.38%) Apache Hive
11 85 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 84 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
13 69 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 66 (1.07%) Apache Cassandra
15 53 (0.86%) Redis
16 41 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
17 38 (0.61%) DB2
18 35 (0.57%) SQLite
19 34 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 535 (8.66%) Git (software)
2 437 (7.07%) Visual Studio
3 340 (5.50%) Subversion
4 311 (5.03%) Jenkins
5 292 (4.72%) JUnit
6 289 (4.68%) Selenium
7 276 (4.47%) Maven
8 234 (3.79%) JIRA
9 228 (3.69%) Eclipse
10 205 (3.32%) Team Foundation Server
11 167 (2.70%) NUnit
12 163 (2.64%) Ant
13 114 (1.84%) WebDriver
14 108 (1.75%) Cucumber
15 104 (1.68%) Hudson
16 93 (1.50%) TeamCity
17 64 (1.04%) MSTest
18 58 (0.94%) Gradle
19 56 (0.91%) Oracle Forms
20 55 (0.89%) Artifactory
General
1 653 (10.57%) Finance
2 333 (5.39%) Electronics
3 316 (5.11%) Retail
4 311 (5.03%) Telecoms
5 213 (3.45%) Games
6 192 (3.11%) Manufacturing
7 151 (2.44%) Automotive
8 142 (2.30%) Banking
9 113 (1.83%) Marketing
10 101 (1.63%) Aerospace
11 92 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
12 76 (1.23%) Military
13 35 (0.57%) Publishing
14 32 (0.52%) Back Office
15 28 (0.45%) Financial Institution
16 24 (0.39%) Investment Banking
17 23 (0.37%) Advertising
18 21 (0.34%) Front Office
19 20 (0.32%) Multimedia
20 18 (0.29%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1774 (28.71%) .NET
2 1251 (20.24%) HTML
3 901 (14.58%) ASP.NET
4 801 (12.96%) CSS
5 744 (12.04%) Web Services
6 693 (11.21%) jQuery
7 685 (11.08%) XML
8 547 (8.85%) Spring
9 461 (7.46%) HTML5
10 424 (6.86%) WPF
11 415 (6.72%) WCF
12 397 (6.42%) ASP.NET MVC
12 397 (6.42%) J2EE
13 377 (6.10%) REST
14 306 (4.95%) JSON
15 295 (4.77%) Hibernate
16 277 (4.48%) AngularJS
17 263 (4.26%) .NET Framework
18 259 (4.19%) Ajax
19 247 (4.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1386 (22.43%) Computer Science
2 581 (9.40%) Mathematics
3 430 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
4 422 (6.83%) Algorithms
5 261 (4.22%) Physics
6 217 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
7 212 (3.43%) Visualisation
8 192 (3.11%) Data Structures
9 188 (3.04%) Mobile App
10 180 (2.91%) Embedded Systems
11 159 (2.57%) User Experience
12 119 (1.93%) Client/Server
13 117 (1.89%) Device Driver
14 100 (1.62%) 3D Graphics
15 72 (1.17%) Digital Media
16 69 (1.12%) GIS
17 67 (1.08%) Inversion of Control
18 66 (1.07%) Social Media
19 61 (0.99%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
20 53 (0.86%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 1560 (25.24%) Linux
2 1141 (18.46%) Windows
3 581 (9.40%) UNIX
4 447 (7.23%) Android
5 346 (5.60%) Apple iOS
6 84 (1.36%) Embedded Linux
7 56 (0.91%) Mac OS X
8 51 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 38 (0.61%) Windows Mobile
10 36 (0.58%) Windows Phone
11 31 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
11 31 (0.50%) Solaris
12 28 (0.45%) Windows 7
13 26 (0.42%) Windows 8
14 25 (0.40%) Windows CE
15 24 (0.39%) VxWorks
15 24 (0.39%) Ubuntu
16 22 (0.36%) Windows XP
17 20 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
18 17 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5527 (89.43%) Software Engineering
2 2463 (39.85%) Agile Software Development
3 1143 (18.50%) OO
4 1021 (16.52%) TDD
5 918 (14.85%) Scrum
6 895 (14.48%) MVC
7 707 (11.44%) SDLC
8 605 (9.79%) Continuous Integration
9 443 (7.17%) OOD
10 439 (7.10%) Multithreading
11 428 (6.93%) Unit Testing
12 392 (6.34%) OOP
13 383 (6.20%) Open Source
14 363 (5.87%) Mentoring
15 362 (5.86%) UML
16 357 (5.78%) BDD
17 296 (4.79%) E-Commerce
18 266 (4.30%) Web Development
19 233 (3.77%) Test Automation
20 217 (3.51%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 2475 (40.05%) C++
2 2436 (39.42%) Java
3 2393 (38.72%) C#
4 1762 (28.51%) SQL
5 1537 (24.87%) JavaScript
6 1447 (23.41%) C
7 1049 (16.97%) Python
8 410 (6.63%) PHP
9 324 (5.24%) Ruby
10 315 (5.10%) Embedded C
11 290 (4.69%) Perl
12 248 (4.01%) Embedded C++
13 202 (3.27%) Scala
14 195 (3.16%) T-SQL
15 176 (2.85%) VB.NET
16 163 (2.64%) Objective-C
17 142 (2.30%) MATLAB
18 132 (2.14%) VB
19 131 (2.12%) PL/SQL
20 108 (1.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1946 (31.49%) Degree
2 262 (4.24%) Security Cleared
3 179 (2.90%) PhD
4 135 (2.18%) SC Cleared
5 93 (1.50%) DV Cleared
6 81 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
7 55 (0.89%) ISEB
8 31 (0.50%) MCP
9 29 (0.47%) ISTQB
10 16 (0.26%) HND
11 12 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 11 (0.18%) MCSE
13 10 (0.16%) Chartered Engineer
14 8 (0.13%) Oracle Certification
14 8 (0.13%) MCTS
15 7 (0.11%) MCSD
16 6 (0.097%) HNC
17 5 (0.081%) MCPD
17 5 (0.081%) PMI Certification
18 4 (0.065%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 359 (5.81%) QA
2 44 (0.71%) ISO 9001
3 27 (0.44%) DO-178B
4 19 (0.31%) TickIT
5 16 (0.26%) SLA
6 14 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
7 13 (0.21%) JTAG
8 11 (0.18%) PCI DSS
8 11 (0.18%) GAMP
8 11 (0.18%) EMIR
9 8 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 5 (0.081%) ISO 9000
10 5 (0.081%) IEC 61508
11 4 (0.065%) WCAG
12 1 (0.016%) WAI
12 1 (0.016%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 1 (0.016%) GMP
12 1 (0.016%) DO-254
12 1 (0.016%) ARP4754
System Software
1 208 (3.37%) Firmware
2 154 (2.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 89 (1.44%) Docker
4 47 (0.76%) Hyper-V
5 45 (0.73%) Xen
6 42 (0.68%) Active Directory
7 38 (0.61%) KVM
8 34 (0.55%) LXC
9 31 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
10 22 (0.36%) Varnish
11 13 (0.21%) VMware ESX
12 11 (0.18%) vSphere
13 10 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 9 (0.15%) VirtualBox
15 6 (0.097%) Snort
15 6 (0.097%) XenServer
16 5 (0.081%) NFS
16 5 (0.081%) QEMU
17 4 (0.065%) iptables
17 4 (0.065%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 91 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
2 86 (1.39%) Puppet
3 47 (0.76%) Ansible
4 30 (0.49%) Nagios
5 18 (0.29%) Graphite
6 17 (0.28%) logstash
6 17 (0.28%) Vagrant
7 16 (0.26%) WMI
8 14 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
9 12 (0.19%) StatsD
10 11 (0.18%) Kibana
11 10 (0.16%) OpenNMS
12 9 (0.15%) Cacti
12 9 (0.15%) Kubernetes
13 8 (0.13%) OPNET
14 6 (0.097%) Nmap
14 6 (0.097%) Business Desktop Deployment
14 6 (0.097%) Salt
15 5 (0.081%) collectd
15 5 (0.081%) MOM
Vendors
1 678 (10.97%) Microsoft
2 646 (10.45%) Oracle
3 179 (2.90%) VMware
4 150 (2.43%) Google
5 66 (1.07%) Red Hat
6 63 (1.02%) Xamarin
7 53 (0.86%) SAP
8 52 (0.84%) IBM
9 47 (0.76%) Rapid7
10 39 (0.63%) Rackspace
11 38 (0.61%) QNX
12 36 (0.58%) Sybase
13 34 (0.55%) HP
14 32 (0.52%) Apple
15 31 (0.50%) Pega
16 29 (0.47%) TIBCO
17 25 (0.40%) Perforce
18 20 (0.32%) hybris
19 19 (0.31%) Telerik
19 19 (0.31%) Zend
Pitstone, Bedfordshire
Safran
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: From £70,000 to £120,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
East London
Quant Capital
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum benefits + bonus
Posted: 17 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Savvy Recruitment
Salary: Excellent Salary on offer - Open to negotiations
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: Up to £85,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum base.
Posted: Yesterday
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £65,000 per annum base plus package!
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £25000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: Yesterday
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
IT Connections
Salary: £20,000 to £25,000
Posted: Yesterday
Northamptonshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: bonus, shares, pens, med, life
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Thebes IT
Salary: £30 - £45 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Yeovil, Somerset
Screwfix
Posted: Yesterday