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 5 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 110 116 131
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 2510 2801 2709
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.76% 2.64% 2.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.87% 2.73% 2.44%
Number of salaries quoted 2174 2345 2313
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

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
87588 102541 110850
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.54% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 72774 85459 91721
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,250 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 +7 2350 £46,000 +2.22% 342
London +56 719 £57,500 -4.16% 87
South East +1 514 £47,500 +5.55% 70
East of England -9 302 £45,000 - 57
South West -17 256 £45,000 +11.11% 39
Yorkshire +9 197 £42,500 +2.40% 26
Cambridgeshire 0 169 £47,500 +9.82% 39
North West +4 160 £42,500 +6.25% 27
Cambridge 0 140 £47,500 +7.95% 34
Surrey +27 131 £47,500 - 13
West Yorkshire +17 130 £45,000 - 21
Hampshire -17 117 £47,500 +5.55% 21
Leeds +9 116 £45,000 - 13
Manchester +4 115 £42,500 - 22
West Midlands -4 106 £40,000 - 18
Berkshire +43 101 £45,000 -4.00% 14
Scotland +33 98 £40,500 -3.57% 23
Gloucestershire +2 93 £50,000 +25.00% 9
City of London +3 82 £55,000 -21.42% 21
East Midlands -28 78 £40,000 +6.66% 12
Hertfordshire -16 61 £46,250 +2.77% 6
Edinburgh +28 57 £45,000 +19.20% 17
Somerset +10 56 £38,000 +13.43% 10
Bristol -50 53 £50,000 +11.11% 11
Southampton +14 46 £47,500 +5.55% 6
Oxfordshire -5 43 £55,000 +22.22% 7
Bracknell +18 42 £42,500 +32.81% 6
Wales -1 38 £46,250 +28.47% 5
Buckinghamshire +26 37 £42,500 -5.55% 8
South Wales +10 37 £47,500 +31.94% 3

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 5039 (98.34%) Software Engineering
2 2239 (43.70%) Agile Software Development
3 2188 (42.70%) Java
4 1960 (38.25%) C++
5 1875 (36.59%) C#
6 1678 (32.75%) JavaScript
7 1419 (27.69%) SQL
8 1337 (26.09%) Degree
9 1333 (26.01%) HTML
10 1322 (25.80%) Linux
11 1281 (25.00%) .NET
12 1140 (22.25%) Python
13 1097 (21.41%) C
14 981 (19.15%) CSS
15 951 (18.56%) Computer Science
16 937 (18.29%) TDD
17 909 (17.74%) OO
18 847 (16.53%) Scrum
19 702 (13.70%) ASP.NET
20 693 (13.52%) MVC
21 684 (13.35%) Windows
22 679 (13.25%) Finance
23 631 (12.31%) AngularJS
24 625 (12.20%) Git (software)
25 620 (12.10%) Web Services
26 598 (11.67%) SQL Server
27 578 (11.28%) Continuous Integration
28 526 (10.27%) jQuery
29 508 (9.91%) HTML5
30 478 (9.33%) Node.js

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
1 190 (3.71%) Elasticsearch
2 175 (3.42%) Apache Spark
3 119 (2.32%) Tomcat
4 95 (1.85%) JBoss
5 93 (1.81%) Apache
6 85 (1.66%) Apache Pig
7 63 (1.23%) IIS
8 53 (1.03%) Confluence
8 53 (1.03%) WebLogic
9 48 (0.94%) CMS
10 47 (0.92%) WebSphere
11 29 (0.57%) OpenStack
12 28 (0.55%) SharePoint
13 23 (0.45%) nginx
14 20 (0.39%) Apache Solr
15 18 (0.35%) Umbraco
16 17 (0.33%) GlassFish
16 17 (0.33%) Jetty
16 17 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 13 (0.25%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 164 (3.20%) MS Excel
2 33 (0.64%) MS Office
3 18 (0.35%) Simulink
4 15 (0.29%) Photoshop
5 7 (0.14%) HipChat
5 7 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.14%) TargetLink
6 6 (0.12%) Doxygen
7 3 (0.059%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.039%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.039%) GNU Octave
8 2 (0.039%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.039%) SPSS
9 1 (0.020%) Blender
9 1 (0.020%) Maya
9 1 (0.020%) Revit
9 1 (0.020%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.020%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 30 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 12 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
2 12 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.14%) Summit
4 5 (0.098%) Magento
4 5 (0.098%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.059%) Postilion
6 2 (0.039%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.020%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 1 (0.020%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.020%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 343 (6.69%) Amazon AWS
2 223 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 107 (2.09%) SaaS
4 103 (2.01%) GitHub
5 63 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
6 38 (0.74%) PaaS
7 32 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
8 30 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
9 17 (0.33%) IaaS
10 16 (0.31%) iTunes
11 15 (0.29%) Office 365
12 12 (0.23%) Amazon ELB
12 12 (0.23%) CloudFront
13 11 (0.21%) Amazon S3
14 9 (0.18%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 7 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
16 6 (0.12%) Adobe Analytics
16 6 (0.12%) Amazon EMR
16 6 (0.12%) Amazon Kinesis
16 6 (0.12%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 252 (4.92%) TCP/IP
2 130 (2.54%) HTTP
3 122 (2.38%) Internet
4 85 (1.66%) Wireless
5 79 (1.54%) Ethernet
6 65 (1.27%) Bluetooth
7 64 (1.25%) RS-485
8 54 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
9 53 (1.03%) RS-232
10 36 (0.70%) LDAP
11 30 (0.59%) Firewall
12 27 (0.53%) SNMP
13 26 (0.51%) Network Security
14 24 (0.47%) FTP
14 24 (0.47%) SMTP
15 23 (0.45%) Kerberos
15 23 (0.45%) SSL
15 23 (0.45%) ZigBee
16 21 (0.41%) Wireshark
17 19 (0.37%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 598 (11.67%) SQL Server
2 476 (9.29%) MySQL
3 454 (8.86%) NoSQL
4 389 (7.59%) Big Data
5 382 (7.46%) MongoDB
6 268 (5.23%) Relational Database
7 246 (4.80%) Hadoop
8 139 (2.71%) Apache Cassandra
9 131 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
10 104 (2.03%) Apache Hive
11 92 (1.80%) RDBMS
11 92 (1.80%) Redis
12 76 (1.48%) Oracle Database
13 36 (0.70%) Data Mining
14 35 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 32 (0.62%) Neo4j
16 29 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
16 29 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
17 28 (0.55%) HBase
17 28 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 625 (12.20%) Git (software)
2 314 (6.13%) Jenkins
3 273 (5.33%) Visual Studio
4 245 (4.78%) Subversion
5 177 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
6 176 (3.43%) Maven
7 171 (3.34%) JUnit
8 155 (3.02%) Selenium
9 136 (2.65%) NUnit
10 134 (2.62%) JIRA
11 114 (2.22%) Cucumber
12 88 (1.72%) Eclipse
13 82 (1.60%) TeamCity
14 71 (1.39%) MSTest
15 65 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 64 (1.25%) Mercurial
17 56 (1.09%) Ant
17 56 (1.09%) Gradle
18 51 (1.00%) Grunt
19 47 (0.92%) Mockito
General
1 679 (13.25%) Finance
2 287 (5.60%) Electronics
3 220 (4.29%) Telecoms
4 212 (4.14%) Games
5 136 (2.65%) Retail
6 134 (2.62%) Automotive
7 121 (2.36%) Manufacturing
8 98 (1.91%) Banking
9 96 (1.87%) Marketing
10 76 (1.48%) Aerospace
11 54 (1.05%) Legal
12 50 (0.98%) Financial Institution
13 37 (0.72%) Investment Banking
14 36 (0.70%) Military
15 35 (0.68%) Advertising
16 32 (0.62%) Back Office
17 25 (0.49%) Publishing
18 23 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
19 20 (0.39%) Front Office
19 20 (0.39%) Prime Brokerage
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1333 (26.01%) HTML
2 1281 (25.00%) .NET
3 981 (19.15%) CSS
4 702 (13.70%) ASP.NET
5 631 (12.31%) AngularJS
6 620 (12.10%) Web Services
7 526 (10.27%) jQuery
8 508 (9.91%) HTML5
9 478 (9.33%) Node.js
10 435 (8.49%) Spring
11 390 (7.61%) XML
12 360 (7.03%) REST
13 359 (7.01%) RESTful
14 305 (5.95%) WCF
15 304 (5.93%) WPF
16 299 (5.84%) .NET Framework
17 296 (5.78%) ASP.NET MVC
18 259 (5.05%) SOAP
19 249 (4.86%) J2EE
20 238 (4.64%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 951 (18.56%) Computer Science
2 399 (7.79%) Mathematics
3 346 (6.75%) Algorithms
4 260 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
5 241 (4.70%) Physics
6 159 (3.10%) Data Structures
7 157 (3.06%) Embedded Systems
8 147 (2.87%) User Experience
9 125 (2.44%) Visualisation
10 121 (2.36%) Fintech
11 111 (2.17%) Device Driver
12 106 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
13 97 (1.89%) Mobile App
14 72 (1.41%) Artificial Intelligence
15 51 (1.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 50 (0.98%) Life Science
17 38 (0.74%) Robotics
17 38 (0.74%) Statistics
18 37 (0.72%) Client/Server
19 36 (0.70%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1322 (25.80%) Linux
2 684 (13.35%) Windows
3 401 (7.83%) Unix
4 227 (4.43%) Android
5 146 (2.85%) Apple iOS
6 140 (2.73%) Embedded Linux
7 44 (0.86%) Mac OS X
8 43 (0.84%) Windows Server
9 41 (0.80%) VxWorks
10 23 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 22 (0.43%) Mac OS
12 20 (0.39%) Windows CE
13 19 (0.37%) Solaris
14 16 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
15 15 (0.29%) Ubuntu
16 13 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
17 10 (0.20%) AIX
17 10 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
18 9 (0.18%) CentOS
19 7 (0.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5039 (98.34%) Software Engineering
2 2239 (43.70%) Agile Software Development
3 937 (18.29%) TDD
4 909 (17.74%) OO
5 847 (16.53%) Scrum
6 693 (13.52%) MVC
7 578 (11.28%) Continuous Integration
8 439 (8.57%) SDLC
9 426 (8.31%) Multithreading
10 419 (8.18%) BDD
11 345 (6.73%) Unit Testing
12 344 (6.71%) Open Source
13 332 (6.48%) OOP
14 314 (6.13%) DevOps
15 301 (5.87%) Microservices
16 299 (5.84%) UML
17 280 (5.46%) Analytics
18 279 (5.44%) Web Development
19 278 (5.43%) Mentoring
20 223 (4.35%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 2188 (42.70%) Java
2 1960 (38.25%) C++
3 1875 (36.59%) C#
4 1678 (32.75%) JavaScript
5 1419 (27.69%) SQL
6 1140 (22.25%) Python
7 1097 (21.41%) C
8 372 (7.26%) PHP
9 323 (6.30%) Ruby
10 320 (6.25%) Embedded C
11 256 (5.00%) Scala
12 225 (4.39%) Perl
13 185 (3.61%) T-SQL
14 174 (3.40%) PL/SQL
15 172 (3.36%) Bash Shell
16 170 (3.32%) Embedded C++
17 115 (2.24%) Go
18 110 (2.15%) MATLAB
19 96 (1.87%) PowerShell
20 91 (1.78%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1337 (26.09%) Degree
2 337 (6.58%) Security Cleared
3 152 (2.97%) PhD
4 129 (2.52%) SC Cleared
5 115 (2.24%) DV Cleared
6 42 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
7 25 (0.49%) CISSP
8 23 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
9 20 (0.39%) CCNA
9 20 (0.39%) GIAC
9 20 (0.39%) Linux+ Certification
9 20 (0.39%) MCSE
9 20 (0.39%) Network+ Certification
9 20 (0.39%) SANS
9 20 (0.39%) SSCP
10 17 (0.33%) BC Cleared
10 17 (0.33%) ISTQB
11 12 (0.23%) Postgraduate
12 10 (0.20%) HND
13 8 (0.16%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 208 (4.06%) QA
2 67 (1.31%) ISO 9001
3 57 (1.11%) MISRA
4 29 (0.57%) MISRA C
5 28 (0.55%) ISO13485
6 27 (0.53%) DICOM
7 21 (0.41%) SDET
8 19 (0.37%) GCP
9 16 (0.31%) DO-178B
9 16 (0.31%) JTAG
10 14 (0.27%) IEC 61508
11 12 (0.23%) PCI DSS
12 9 (0.18%) ISO 14001
13 8 (0.16%) GAMP
13 8 (0.16%) PA-DSS
14 7 (0.14%) TickIT
15 6 (0.12%) SLA
15 6 (0.12%) WCAG
16 5 (0.098%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 4 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 190 (3.71%) Docker
2 140 (2.73%) Firmware
3 50 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 49 (0.96%) Hyper-V
5 29 (0.57%) HDFS
6 21 (0.41%) NFS
7 20 (0.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 16 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
9 12 (0.23%) Active Directory
10 10 (0.20%) Kamailio
11 8 (0.16%) vSphere
12 7 (0.14%) Apache Flume
13 6 (0.12%) OpenSIPS
14 4 (0.078%) KVM
14 4 (0.078%) Terminal Services
15 3 (0.059%) Xen
15 3 (0.059%) XenServer
16 2 (0.039%) QEMU
16 2 (0.039%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 97 (1.89%) Puppet
2 63 (1.23%) Ansible
3 58 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
4 34 (0.66%) Kubernetes
5 27 (0.53%) Grafana
6 13 (0.25%) Kibana
7 12 (0.23%) Graphite
7 12 (0.23%) Mesos
7 12 (0.23%) Salt
8 9 (0.18%) StatsD
8 9 (0.18%) Terraform
9 8 (0.16%) Nagios
9 8 (0.16%) Oozie
9 8 (0.16%) rkt
10 6 (0.12%) Consul
10 6 (0.12%) logstash
10 6 (0.12%) Packer
11 5 (0.098%) Opsview
11 5 (0.098%) Riemann
12 4 (0.078%) Icinga
Vendors
1 453 (8.84%) Oracle
2 450 (8.78%) Microsoft
3 67 (1.31%) Google
4 57 (1.11%) Sophos
4 57 (1.11%) VMware
5 44 (0.86%) Zend
6 43 (0.84%) Atlassian
7 41 (0.80%) Red Hat
7 41 (0.80%) SAP
8 36 (0.70%) IBM
9 30 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
10 28 (0.55%) Intel
11 23 (0.45%) Apple
11 23 (0.45%) Splunk
12 22 (0.43%) Xamarin
13 19 (0.37%) Perforce
14 18 (0.35%) HP
15 16 (0.31%) Cisco
15 16 (0.31%) EMC
16 15 (0.29%) Dell
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + be- shares, health, pens
Posted: 5 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum + Pension, Life Assurance, Share Scheme
Posted: 2 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: Competitive Salary and Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum, Pension, Private Medical + More
Posted: 3 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Generous Pension, 26 Days holiday
Posted: 2 hours ago
Dundee, Angus
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: Competitive Salary and Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 22,000 - 27,000 plus benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Oldham, Lancashire
2M Employment Solutions
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: Competitive Salary and Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Towcester, Northamptonshire
Aria Select Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Sky Betting and Gaming
Salary: excellent benefits and bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Optima Connections
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Oldham, Lancashire
2M Employment Solutions
Salary: bonus and benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Competitive Benefits Package
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
Pioneer Search
Salary: £45000 - £69000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Sky Betting and Gaming
Posted: 3 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + 25 Days Holiday, Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + very strong benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Central London / West End
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £40000 - £55000 Per Annum + benfits
Posted: 21 hours ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
South East London
Revolution Technology
Salary: From £40,000 to £85,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £40000 - £50000 Per Annum + benfits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
Tec Partners
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago