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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 120 127 111
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 2629 2551 2794
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.58% 2.43% 2.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.69% 2.52% 2.79%
Number of salaries quoted 2255 2142 2433
Average salary £45,000 £41,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.75% -3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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
97897 101300 100030
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.11% 96.45% 96.25%
Number of salaries quoted 82176 83924 80368
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 14 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(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 +12 2454 £45,000 +5.88% 425
London +56 703 £60,000 +14.28% 102
South East +7 639 £45,000 +5.88% 107
East of England -4 327 £45,000 +5.88% 60
South West -2 315 £40,000 - 53
Bristol +15 150 £41,500 +3.75% 20
Yorkshire +20 145 £42,750 +6.87% 34
North West +60 144 £45,000 +20.00% 35
Cambridgeshire -15 136 £42,500 - 37
Hampshire -9 119 £45,000 +12.50% 25
Manchester +61 117 £46,500 +29.16% 20
Cambridge -9 117 £42,500 - 36
East Midlands +35 111 £35,000 -12.50% 12
West Sussex +1 106 £40,000 - 8
Surrey -12 103 £45,000 - 16
Oxfordshire +4 102 £45,000 -10.00% 9
Berkshire -36 98 £47,500 -5.00% 22
Scotland -14 96 £40,000 +3.89% 16
City of London +26 95 £60,000 +20.00% 22
West Yorkshire +23 88 £50,000 +25.00% 27
West Midlands -47 84 £35,000 -12.50% 16
Hertfordshire +2 83 £45,000 - 13
Leeds +15 76 £55,000 +37.50% 22
Oxford +3 65 £45,000 -21.73% 1
Gloucestershire -4 62 £45,000 +12.50% 10
Northamptonshire +36 54 £39,250 +2.61% 1
East Sussex +16 51 £43,000 -4.44% 10
Northampton +32 46 £41,750 +7.05% 1
Suffolk +23 44 £45,000 +28.57%
Ipswich +25 43 £45,000 +28.57%

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 5272 (97.61%) Software Engineering
2 2228 (41.25%) Java
3 2219 (41.08%) Agile Software Development
4 2151 (39.83%) C++
5 2090 (38.70%) C#
6 1737 (32.16%) JavaScript
7 1627 (30.12%) Degree
8 1556 (28.81%) SQL
9 1469 (27.20%) .NET
10 1345 (24.90%) Linux
11 1305 (24.16%) HTML
12 1177 (21.79%) C
13 1175 (21.76%) TDD
14 1166 (21.59%) OO
15 1131 (20.94%) Computer Science
16 1021 (18.90%) CSS
17 958 (17.74%) Python
18 951 (17.61%) Scrum
19 895 (16.57%) Windows
20 846 (15.66%) Web Services
21 845 (15.65%) MVC
22 792 (14.66%) SQL Server
23 787 (14.57%) Continuous Integration
24 723 (13.39%) ASP.NET
25 658 (12.18%) Finance
26 608 (11.26%) XML
27 597 (11.05%) jQuery
28 588 (10.89%) Git (software)
29 586 (10.85%) Oracle
30 545 (10.09%) Multithreading

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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
1 338 (6.26%) Node.js
2 229 (4.24%) Apache
3 166 (3.07%) Tomcat
4 139 (2.57%) JBoss
5 109 (2.02%) Elasticsearch
6 78 (1.44%) WebSphere
7 72 (1.33%) IIS
8 70 (1.30%) Apache Pig
9 67 (1.24%) WebLogic
10 58 (1.07%) Apache Spark
11 52 (0.96%) OpenStack
12 49 (0.91%) Apache Solr
13 39 (0.72%) nginx
14 34 (0.63%) NServiceBus
15 28 (0.52%) GlassFish
16 27 (0.50%) CMS
17 22 (0.41%) SharePoint
18 21 (0.39%) Mule
19 17 (0.31%) Apache ServiceMix
19 17 (0.31%) Drupal
Applications
1 163 (3.02%) MS Excel
2 43 (0.80%) Simulink
3 21 (0.39%) TargetLink
4 18 (0.33%) MS Office
5 13 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.093%) HipChat
6 5 (0.093%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.074%) MS Project
8 2 (0.037%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.037%) OrCAD
9 1 (0.019%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.019%) Doxygen
9 1 (0.019%) GIMP
9 1 (0.019%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.019%) Revit
9 1 (0.019%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 32 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 13 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
3 8 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.15%) VisionPLUS
4 6 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
5 5 (0.093%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.093%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.074%) Magento
7 3 (0.056%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.019%) Fredhopper
8 1 (0.019%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 291 (5.39%) Amazon AWS
2 180 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 123 (2.28%) SaaS
4 90 (1.67%) GitHub
5 70 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
6 60 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
7 50 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
8 44 (0.81%) PaaS
9 33 (0.61%) Google App Engine
10 31 (0.57%) Amazon S3
11 28 (0.52%) IaaS
12 8 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
12 8 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
12 8 (0.15%) Force.com
12 8 (0.15%) HP Helion
13 7 (0.13%) Amazon Kinesis
13 7 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
13 7 (0.13%) CloudFront
14 5 (0.093%) Amazon ELB
14 5 (0.093%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 352 (6.52%) TCP/IP
2 224 (4.15%) Internet
3 178 (3.30%) HTTP
4 81 (1.50%) Network Security
5 67 (1.24%) Ethernet
5 67 (1.24%) Firewall
6 58 (1.07%) Wireless
7 51 (0.94%) RS-232
8 46 (0.85%) RS-485
9 35 (0.65%) SSL
10 32 (0.59%) Bluetooth
11 31 (0.57%) ZigBee
12 30 (0.56%) LDAP
13 23 (0.43%) Wireshark
14 21 (0.39%) AMQP
14 21 (0.39%) MQTT
15 19 (0.35%) RFID
15 19 (0.35%) VoIP
16 17 (0.31%) 3G
16 17 (0.31%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 792 (14.66%) SQL Server
2 526 (9.74%) MySQL
3 406 (7.52%) NoSQL
4 372 (6.89%) Big Data
5 290 (5.37%) Relational Database
6 266 (4.93%) MongoDB
7 226 (4.18%) Hadoop
8 189 (3.50%) PostgreSQL
9 125 (2.31%) RDBMS
10 118 (2.18%) Redis
11 113 (2.09%) Apache Hive
12 112 (2.07%) Apache Cassandra
13 85 (1.57%) Oracle Database
14 67 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
15 66 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
16 36 (0.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 36 (0.67%) Couchbase
16 36 (0.67%) SQL Server 2014
17 34 (0.63%) HBase
18 33 (0.61%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 588 (10.89%) Git (software)
2 363 (6.72%) Visual Studio
3 358 (6.63%) Jenkins
4 314 (5.81%) Subversion
5 311 (5.76%) Maven
6 260 (4.81%) JUnit
7 217 (4.02%) Selenium
8 177 (3.28%) NUnit
9 167 (3.09%) JIRA
10 148 (2.74%) Team Foundation Server
11 134 (2.48%) Ant
12 130 (2.41%) Eclipse
13 116 (2.15%) TeamCity
14 100 (1.85%) Cucumber
15 97 (1.80%) SpecFlow
16 87 (1.61%) Mercurial
17 69 (1.28%) Artifactory
18 68 (1.26%) Moq
19 66 (1.22%) Grunt
19 66 (1.22%) Mockito
General
1 658 (12.18%) Finance
2 349 (6.46%) Telecoms
3 240 (4.44%) Electronics
4 206 (3.81%) Games
5 195 (3.61%) Manufacturing
6 179 (3.31%) Retail
7 175 (3.24%) Banking
8 119 (2.20%) Aerospace
9 115 (2.13%) Automotive
10 110 (2.04%) Marketing
11 63 (1.17%) Investment Banking
12 59 (1.09%) Advertising
13 55 (1.02%) Financial Institution
14 41 (0.76%) Legal
15 39 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
16 36 (0.67%) Military
17 31 (0.57%) Avionics
18 30 (0.56%) Front Office
19 25 (0.46%) Publishing
20 22 (0.41%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1469 (27.20%) .NET
2 1305 (24.16%) HTML
3 1021 (18.90%) CSS
4 846 (15.66%) Web Services
5 723 (13.39%) ASP.NET
6 608 (11.26%) XML
7 597 (11.05%) jQuery
8 517 (9.57%) HTML5
9 511 (9.46%) AngularJS
10 490 (9.07%) Spring
11 417 (7.72%) WCF
12 399 (7.39%) REST
13 390 (7.22%) WPF
14 343 (6.35%) SOAP
15 330 (6.11%) ASP.NET MVC
16 312 (5.78%) J2EE
17 311 (5.76%) RESTful
18 287 (5.31%) JSON
19 276 (5.11%) CSS3
20 275 (5.09%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1131 (20.94%) Computer Science
2 451 (8.35%) Mathematics
3 293 (5.42%) Algorithms
4 275 (5.09%) Analytical Skills
5 215 (3.98%) Embedded Systems
6 170 (3.15%) Physics
7 152 (2.81%) Data Structures
8 143 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
9 139 (2.57%) Mobile App
10 129 (2.39%) User Experience
11 118 (2.18%) Visualisation
12 110 (2.04%) Digital Media
13 78 (1.44%) Device Driver
14 72 (1.33%) Hedge funds
15 67 (1.24%) Cybercrime
16 65 (1.20%) N-Tier
17 64 (1.18%) Client/Server
18 49 (0.91%) BYOD
19 42 (0.78%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
20 39 (0.72%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 1345 (24.90%) Linux
2 895 (16.57%) Windows
3 486 (9.00%) Unix
4 352 (6.52%) Android
5 267 (4.94%) Apple iOS
6 103 (1.91%) Embedded Linux
7 81 (1.50%) Mac OS X
8 41 (0.76%) Windows CE
9 34 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 33 (0.61%) Windows Mobile
11 31 (0.57%) VxWorks
11 31 (0.57%) Windows XP
12 26 (0.48%) Windows Phone
12 26 (0.48%) Windows Server
13 19 (0.35%) Solaris
13 19 (0.35%) Windows 8
14 17 (0.31%) Debian
15 16 (0.30%) Windows 7
16 14 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
17 13 (0.24%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5272 (97.61%) Software Engineering
2 2219 (41.08%) Agile Software Development
3 1175 (21.76%) TDD
4 1166 (21.59%) OO
5 951 (17.61%) Scrum
6 845 (15.65%) MVC
7 787 (14.57%) Continuous Integration
8 545 (10.09%) Multithreading
9 507 (9.39%) SDLC
10 500 (9.26%) Unit Testing
11 448 (8.29%) BDD
12 397 (7.35%) Mentoring
12 397 (7.35%) OOD
13 388 (7.18%) OOP
14 337 (6.24%) UML
15 321 (5.94%) Open Source
16 273 (5.05%) SOA
17 243 (4.50%) Web Development
18 236 (4.37%) Automated Testing
19 231 (4.28%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 2228 (41.25%) Java
2 2151 (39.83%) C++
3 2090 (38.70%) C#
4 1737 (32.16%) JavaScript
5 1556 (28.81%) SQL
6 1177 (21.79%) C
7 958 (17.74%) Python
8 409 (7.57%) PHP
9 284 (5.26%) Ruby
10 260 (4.81%) Embedded C
11 205 (3.80%) Perl
12 203 (3.76%) Objective-C
13 177 (3.28%) T-SQL
14 164 (3.04%) Scala
15 154 (2.85%) PL/SQL
16 153 (2.83%) Embedded C++
17 121 (2.24%) Bash Shell
18 106 (1.96%) VB.NET
19 98 (1.81%) MATLAB
20 91 (1.68%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1627 (30.12%) Degree
2 265 (4.91%) Security Cleared
3 110 (2.04%) SC Cleared
4 94 (1.74%) PhD
5 84 (1.56%) DV Cleared
6 70 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
7 67 (1.24%) MCSE
8 66 (1.22%) CCNA
8 66 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
8 66 (1.22%) CISSP
8 66 (1.22%) GIAC
8 66 (1.22%) Linux+ Certification
8 66 (1.22%) SANS
8 66 (1.22%) SSCP
9 33 (0.61%) HND
10 24 (0.44%) Network+ Certification
11 13 (0.24%) HNC
12 7 (0.13%) Oracle Certification
13 6 (0.11%) Chartered Engineer
13 6 (0.11%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 277 (5.13%) QA
2 50 (0.93%) MISRA
3 41 (0.76%) ISO 9001
4 23 (0.43%) MISRA C
5 22 (0.41%) DO-178B
6 21 (0.39%) TickIT
7 17 (0.31%) SDET
8 14 (0.26%) ISO 9000
9 12 (0.22%) ISO15022
9 12 (0.22%) ISO20022
10 11 (0.20%) Data Quality
11 9 (0.17%) SLA
12 6 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
12 6 (0.11%) EMIR
12 6 (0.11%) ISO13485
12 6 (0.11%) JTAG
13 5 (0.093%) GPG13
13 5 (0.093%) ISO22301
13 5 (0.093%) ISO26262
13 5 (0.093%) SEPA
System Software
1 218 (4.04%) Firmware
2 103 (1.91%) Docker
3 57 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 38 (0.70%) Xen
5 29 (0.54%) Varnish
6 25 (0.46%) Active Directory
7 23 (0.43%) HDFS
7 23 (0.43%) LXC
8 13 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 13 (0.24%) KVM
9 11 (0.20%) NFS
10 10 (0.19%) Snort
11 7 (0.13%) Hyper-V
12 6 (0.11%) iptables
12 6 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
12 6 (0.11%) XenServer
13 5 (0.093%) VirtualBox
14 4 (0.074%) Apache Flume
14 4 (0.074%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 169 (3.13%) Puppet
2 133 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
3 115 (2.13%) Ansible
4 49 (0.91%) WMI
5 27 (0.50%) Terraform
6 10 (0.19%) Hadoop YARN
7 8 (0.15%) Kibana
7 8 (0.15%) Salt
8 7 (0.13%) logstash
8 7 (0.13%) Oozie
9 5 (0.093%) Wonderware InTouch
10 4 (0.074%) Capistrano
10 4 (0.074%) HAProxy
10 4 (0.074%) Mesos
10 4 (0.074%) SCCM
10 4 (0.074%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 3 (0.056%) Business Desktop Deployment
12 2 (0.037%) BMC PATROL
12 2 (0.037%) Graphite
12 2 (0.037%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 586 (10.85%) Oracle
2 533 (9.87%) Microsoft
3 97 (1.80%) Google
4 70 (1.30%) VMware
5 64 (1.18%) Apple
6 47 (0.87%) Red Hat
6 47 (0.87%) Sybase
7 40 (0.74%) Informatica
8 37 (0.69%) SAP
9 32 (0.59%) Xamarin
10 31 (0.57%) IBM
10 31 (0.57%) Telerik
11 30 (0.56%) QNX
12 29 (0.54%) hybris
12 29 (0.54%) Sophos
13 28 (0.52%) Progress
14 27 (0.50%) Intel
14 27 (0.50%) Perforce
15 25 (0.46%) TIBCO
15 25 (0.46%) Zend
Reading, Berkshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £34,000 to £37,000 per annum + Bonus + Training budget + benefits
Posted: 54 minutes ago
Reading, Berkshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 55 minutes ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
Stansted, Essex
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Posted: 6 hours ago
Tring, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £53000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Shares, Pension, Health
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + equity
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £32000 per annum + be- shares, health, pens
Posted: 8 hours ago
East London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 11 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £26000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £46000 per annum + package
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £37000 - £47000 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £100000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Preferred Choice
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Intelligent Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum Superb base with guaranteed bonus an
Posted: Yesterday
Coalville, Leicestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: Flex Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 Per Annum Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £70000 Per Annum Plus bonus plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago