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

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 104 92 85
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 2975 3554 3508
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.70% 2.98% 3.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.85% 3.15% 3.31%
Number of salaries quoted 2482 3088 2952
Average salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £28,750 £27,675
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £52,500
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
104266 112858 106109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.61% 94.74%
Number of salaries quoted 85211 91758 88345
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,896 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% 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 1 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 1 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 -11 2749 £42,500 - 455
South East -7 740 £42,500 - 113
London -27 683 £55,000 - 82
East of England 0 410 £41,500 +3.75% 102
South West -5 348 £40,000 +14.28% 67
Cambridgeshire +1 250 £42,500 +6.25% 72
Cambridge +2 229 £42,500 +6.25% 65
Yorkshire 0 161 £40,000 - 19
North West +5 149 £40,000 +6.66% 18
Berkshire +19 144 £47,500 +5.55% 22
East Midlands -9 136 £40,000 +14.28% 24
City of London +29 126 £52,500 -12.50% 25
Hampshire -25 124 £40,000 +14.28% 27
Surrey -19 119 £45,000 -10.00% 19
Bristol +6 118 £41,000 +22.38% 33
West Sussex 0 117 £41,000 -13.68% 9
West Midlands -10 116 £40,000 +6.66% 24
Scotland -20 107 £37,500 -6.25% 23
West Yorkshire +18 105 £40,000 - 14
Leeds +34 99 £40,000 - 9
East Sussex +35 96 £40,000 +2.56% 11
Manchester +14 94 £40,000 +7.38% 10
Brighton +36 83 £40,000 - 8
Hertfordshire -7 82 £45,000 +5.88% 8
Gloucestershire -15 79 £40,000 - 2
Edinburgh +4 70 £38,500 -3.75% 12
Buckinghamshire +21 65 £37,500 +7.14% 5
Reading +7 59 £45,000 -10.00% 13
Northamptonshire +13 51 £40,000 +23.07% 10
Oxfordshire -45 49 £45,000 - 15

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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 5199 (88.24%) Software Engineering
2 2310 (39.21%) C++
3 2288 (38.83%) C#
4 2147 (36.44%) Agile Software Development
5 2141 (36.34%) Java
6 1840 (31.23%) Degree
7 1700 (28.85%) .NET
8 1581 (26.83%) SQL
9 1516 (25.73%) JavaScript
10 1495 (25.37%) Linux
11 1395 (23.68%) C
12 1248 (21.18%) Computer Science
13 1190 (20.20%) OO
14 1137 (19.30%) HTML
15 1107 (18.79%) Windows
16 942 (15.99%) SQL Server
17 908 (15.41%) Python
18 823 (13.97%) MVC
19 813 (13.80%) ASP.NET
20 803 (13.63%) TDD
21 802 (13.61%) CSS
22 772 (13.10%) Scrum
23 737 (12.51%) XML
24 684 (11.61%) Microsoft
25 630 (10.69%) jQuery
26 605 (10.27%) Finance
27 604 (10.25%) Web Services
28 581 (9.86%) UNIX
29 565 (9.59%) Oracle
30 513 (8.71%) Spring

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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
1 204 (3.46%) Tomcat
2 200 (3.39%) Node.js
3 181 (3.07%) Apache
4 169 (2.87%) WebSphere
5 136 (2.31%) JBoss
6 121 (2.05%) WebLogic
7 108 (1.83%) IIS
8 97 (1.65%) SharePoint
9 82 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
10 61 (1.04%) CMS
11 45 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
12 41 (0.70%) Apache Solr
13 39 (0.66%) OpenStack
14 36 (0.61%) GlassFish
15 22 (0.37%) Apache Spark
16 21 (0.36%) nginx
17 18 (0.31%) Confluence
18 17 (0.29%) WordPress
19 16 (0.27%) SAS
20 15 (0.25%) Drupal
Applications
1 306 (5.19%) MS Excel
2 56 (0.95%) Simulink
3 43 (0.73%) MS Office
4 34 (0.58%) TargetLink
5 17 (0.29%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.19%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.15%) InfoPath
8 5 (0.085%) Mingle
9 3 (0.051%) Mathematica
10 2 (0.034%) MS PowerPoint
11 1 (0.017%) PTC Creo
11 1 (0.017%) Siemens NX
11 1 (0.017%) GNU Octave
11 1 (0.017%) Doxygen
11 1 (0.017%) Revit
11 1 (0.017%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.017%) Solid Edge
11 1 (0.017%) MicroStation
11 1 (0.017%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.017%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 28 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
3 19 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.10%) LabWindows
5 5 (0.085%) IntelliMatch
5 5 (0.085%) SAP MRS
5 5 (0.085%) SAP PM
6 2 (0.034%) Tridion
6 2 (0.034%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.017%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 1 (0.017%) assyst
7 1 (0.017%) HFM
7 1 (0.017%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.017%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.017%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 206 (3.50%) Amazon AWS
2 137 (2.33%) SaaS
3 108 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
4 66 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
5 36 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
6 30 (0.51%) PaaS
7 29 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
8 27 (0.46%) GitHub
9 20 (0.34%) Google App Engine
10 10 (0.17%) IaaS
11 9 (0.15%) Amazon S3
12 8 (0.14%) HP Helion
13 4 (0.068%) Google Analytics
13 4 (0.068%) Office 365
13 4 (0.068%) Amazon EMR
14 3 (0.051%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.051%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 2 (0.034%) Amazon SQS
15 2 (0.034%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 1 (0.017%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 267 (4.53%) TCP/IP
2 188 (3.19%) Internet
3 169 (2.87%) HTTP
4 139 (2.36%) Ethernet
5 112 (1.90%) Wireless
6 44 (0.75%) Network Security
7 42 (0.71%) LDAP
8 36 (0.61%) Bluetooth
9 33 (0.56%) Profibus
10 31 (0.53%) ZigBee
10 31 (0.53%) GSM
10 31 (0.53%) Firewall
11 29 (0.49%) SNMP
12 25 (0.42%) Modbus
13 24 (0.41%) GPRS
14 23 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
15 22 (0.37%) Kerberos
15 22 (0.37%) SDH
15 22 (0.37%) MPLS
16 21 (0.36%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 942 (15.99%) SQL Server
2 458 (7.77%) MySQL
3 338 (5.74%) Relational Database
4 184 (3.12%) Big Data
5 182 (3.09%) MongoDB
6 178 (3.02%) RDBMS
7 162 (2.75%) NoSQL
8 126 (2.14%) PostgreSQL
9 110 (1.87%) SQL Server 2008
10 92 (1.56%) Oracle Database
11 76 (1.29%) Hadoop
12 71 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 59 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 56 (0.95%) Redis
15 53 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
16 49 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
17 31 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
18 29 (0.49%) Apache Hive
18 29 (0.49%) SQLite
19 28 (0.48%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 413 (7.01%) Git (software)
2 351 (5.96%) Visual Studio
3 328 (5.57%) Subversion
4 303 (5.14%) Selenium
5 230 (3.90%) JUnit
6 226 (3.84%) Jenkins
7 222 (3.77%) Maven
8 214 (3.63%) Eclipse
9 201 (3.41%) JIRA
10 171 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
11 147 (2.49%) NUnit
12 110 (1.87%) WebDriver
13 103 (1.75%) Cucumber
14 93 (1.58%) Ant
15 63 (1.07%) Bugzilla
16 61 (1.04%) Hudson
17 54 (0.92%) SoapUI
18 50 (0.85%) JMeter
19 49 (0.83%) SpecFlow
20 48 (0.81%) TeamCity
General
1 605 (10.27%) Finance
2 356 (6.04%) Electronics
3 277 (4.70%) Telecoms
4 242 (4.11%) Retail
5 134 (2.27%) Games
6 132 (2.24%) Automotive
6 132 (2.24%) Banking
7 122 (2.07%) Marketing
8 108 (1.83%) Manufacturing
9 106 (1.80%) Aerospace
10 64 (1.09%) Advertising
11 61 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
12 60 (1.02%) Military
13 30 (0.51%) French Language
14 29 (0.49%) Law
15 25 (0.42%) Publishing
16 22 (0.37%) Multimedia
17 20 (0.34%) Legal
18 14 (0.24%) Financial Institution
18 14 (0.24%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1700 (28.85%) .NET
2 1137 (19.30%) HTML
3 813 (13.80%) ASP.NET
4 802 (13.61%) CSS
5 737 (12.51%) XML
6 630 (10.69%) jQuery
7 604 (10.25%) Web Services
8 513 (8.71%) Spring
9 483 (8.20%) HTML5
10 436 (7.40%) J2EE
11 407 (6.91%) WPF
12 370 (6.28%) WCF
13 323 (5.48%) Ajax
14 316 (5.36%) ASP.NET MVC
15 314 (5.33%) JSON
16 312 (5.30%) REST
17 265 (4.50%) Hibernate
18 262 (4.45%) SOAP
19 261 (4.43%) AngularJS
20 260 (4.41%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1248 (21.18%) Computer Science
2 496 (8.42%) Mathematics
3 381 (6.47%) Algorithms
4 370 (6.28%) Open Source
5 362 (6.14%) Analytical Skills
6 213 (3.62%) Enterprise Software
7 211 (3.58%) Physics
8 187 (3.17%) Embedded Systems
9 174 (2.95%) User Experience
10 169 (2.87%) Mobile App
11 146 (2.48%) Data Structures
12 138 (2.34%) Visualisation
13 126 (2.14%) Client/Server
14 119 (2.02%) Device Driver
15 76 (1.29%) Social Media
16 63 (1.07%) 3D Graphics
17 55 (0.93%) Management Information System
18 50 (0.85%) GIS
19 45 (0.76%) Internet of Things
20 44 (0.75%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 1495 (25.37%) Linux
2 1107 (18.79%) Windows
3 581 (9.86%) UNIX
4 358 (6.08%) Android
5 281 (4.77%) Apple iOS
6 75 (1.27%) Embedded Linux
7 53 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 43 (0.73%) Mac OS X
9 41 (0.70%) Solaris
10 37 (0.63%) VxWorks
11 35 (0.59%) Windows 7
12 28 (0.48%) CentOS
13 25 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
14 22 (0.37%) Windows CE
15 21 (0.36%) Mac OS
16 19 (0.32%) Windows Phone
17 17 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
18 16 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
18 16 (0.27%) Ubuntu
19 15 (0.25%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5199 (88.24%) Software Engineering
2 2147 (36.44%) Agile Software Development
3 1190 (20.20%) OO
4 823 (13.97%) MVC
5 803 (13.63%) TDD
6 772 (13.10%) Scrum
7 485 (8.23%) OOD
8 468 (7.94%) UML
9 452 (7.67%) Multithreading
10 423 (7.18%) Unit Testing
11 395 (6.70%) OOP
12 370 (6.28%) Continuous Integration
13 290 (4.92%) Web Development
14 262 (4.45%) Automated Testing
15 260 (4.41%) Test Automation
16 252 (4.28%) Mentoring
17 251 (4.26%) E-Commerce
18 214 (3.63%) Analytics
19 210 (3.56%) BDD
20 205 (3.48%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 2310 (39.21%) C++
2 2288 (38.83%) C#
3 2141 (36.34%) Java
4 1581 (26.83%) SQL
5 1516 (25.73%) JavaScript
6 1395 (23.68%) C
7 908 (15.41%) Python
8 391 (6.64%) PHP
9 342 (5.80%) Embedded C
10 310 (5.26%) Ruby
11 271 (4.60%) Perl
12 251 (4.26%) Embedded C++
13 179 (3.04%) VB.NET
14 160 (2.72%) Objective-C
15 152 (2.58%) MATLAB
16 150 (2.55%) T-SQL
17 147 (2.49%) PL/SQL
18 142 (2.41%) VB
19 117 (1.99%) Scala
20 105 (1.78%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 1840 (31.23%) Degree
2 294 (4.99%) Security Cleared
3 184 (3.12%) PhD
4 161 (2.73%) SC Cleared
5 96 (1.63%) DV Cleared
6 76 (1.29%) ISEB
7 58 (0.98%) ISTQB
8 56 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
9 21 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 19 (0.32%) MCP
11 18 (0.31%) HND
12 12 (0.20%) OCPJP
12 12 (0.20%) OCMJD
13 11 (0.19%) HNC
14 7 (0.12%) Oracle Certification
14 7 (0.12%) PMI Certification
15 6 (0.10%) MCTS
16 5 (0.085%) Chartered Engineer
16 5 (0.085%) MCSE
16 5 (0.085%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 436 (7.40%) QA
2 61 (1.04%) ISO 9001
3 39 (0.66%) JTAG
4 36 (0.61%) PCI DSS
5 24 (0.41%) DO-178B
6 14 (0.24%) IEC 61508
7 12 (0.20%) SLA
8 10 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 6 (0.10%) TickIT
10 5 (0.085%) ISO 9000
11 4 (0.068%) WCAG
12 3 (0.051%) GAMP
13 2 (0.034%) WAI
13 2 (0.034%) DO-254
14 1 (0.017%) ARP4754
14 1 (0.017%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 199 (3.38%) Firmware
2 83 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (0.98%) Hyper-V
4 43 (0.73%) Active Directory
5 38 (0.64%) Docker
6 30 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
7 22 (0.37%) KVM
8 14 (0.24%) Varnish
9 11 (0.19%) vSphere
9 11 (0.19%) Xen
9 11 (0.19%) NFS
10 9 (0.15%) LXC
10 9 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 8 (0.14%) QEMU
12 7 (0.12%) qmail
13 4 (0.068%) VMware ESX
13 4 (0.068%) VirtualBox
14 3 (0.051%) vCloud
14 3 (0.051%) XenServer
15 2 (0.034%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 64 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
2 57 (0.97%) Puppet
3 26 (0.44%) Nagios
4 21 (0.36%) Ansible
5 14 (0.24%) OpenNMS
5 14 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
5 14 (0.24%) Vagrant
6 9 (0.15%) Kubernetes
7 7 (0.12%) yum
7 7 (0.12%) Zenoss
7 7 (0.12%) MOM
8 6 (0.10%) OpenAM
8 6 (0.10%) Kibana
8 6 (0.10%) Graphite
9 5 (0.085%) OPNET
10 4 (0.068%) Cacti
10 4 (0.068%) logstash
11 3 (0.051%) Mesos
12 2 (0.034%) Control-M
12 2 (0.034%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 684 (11.61%) Microsoft
2 565 (9.59%) Oracle
3 109 (1.85%) VMware
4 97 (1.65%) Google
5 66 (1.12%) IBM
6 58 (0.98%) Red Hat
7 46 (0.78%) Apple
8 45 (0.76%) SAP
9 42 (0.71%) Sybase
10 33 (0.56%) Perforce
11 27 (0.46%) Xamarin
11 27 (0.46%) Rapid7
11 27 (0.46%) Pega
11 27 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
12 25 (0.42%) BEA
13 24 (0.41%) Cisco
13 24 (0.41%) HP
13 24 (0.41%) Zend
13 24 (0.41%) Rackspace
14 23 (0.39%) Cramer
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £38000 - £60000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bristol, Somerset
Thales
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Rooftop bar, good benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
ISL
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Expert Employment Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum Pension + BUPA + Dental + Life Ins +
Posted: Yesterday
London
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum Pension + Flexi Hours + Home Work +
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 Per Annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £47,500 to £62,000 per annum Pension + Flexi Hours + Home Work +
Posted: Yesterday
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £53,000 per annum Pension + Flexi Hours + Home Work +
Posted: Yesterday
Ripley, Derbyshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hudson IT
Salary: £60000 per annum + Car , Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £26,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: 25,000 to 30,000
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Salary: £35,000 to £45,000
Posted: Yesterday