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 28 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 130 110 110
Rank change year-on-year
-20 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 2432 2905 3073
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.47% 2.65% 2.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.56% 2.75% 2.68%
Number of salaries quoted 2098 2375 2666
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median 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
94824 105610 114571
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.38% 96.47% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 79970 87076 93773
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 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 -22 2264 £45,000 +5.88% 339
London +26 675 £57,500 +4.54% 81
South East +5 659 £42,500 -0.58% 86
East of England +3 290 £45,000 +12.50% 47
South West -31 201 £42,500 +6.25% 37
Cambridgeshire +1 150 £50,000 +17.64% 35
City of London +102 138 £55,000 +4.76% 10
Hampshire -12 132 £45,000 +7.14% 21
Yorkshire -30 129 £40,000 - 24
Cambridge -1 119 £50,000 +17.64% 32
West Sussex +3 117 £42,500 +3.03% 7
East Midlands -17 114 £35,000 -12.50% 15
Berkshire -10 112 £43,750 -12.50% 10
North West -4 111 £40,000 - 26
West Yorkshire -27 104 £40,000 -7.51% 15
West Midlands -42 103 £37,500 -6.25% 14
Surrey +7 96 £42,500 -5.55% 23
Leeds -12 92 £45,000 +5.88% 12
Manchester -1 83 £43,250 +8.12% 16
Oxfordshire -4 81 £47,000 +10.58% 13
Scotland -9 79 £40,000 +3.89% 17
Gloucestershire +4 66 £46,250 +15.62% 9
Hertfordshire +21 63 £37,500 -16.66% 5
Buckinghamshire +9 57 £37,500 -6.25% 8
Bristol -44 46 £45,000 - 6
Nottinghamshire +17 44 £41,500 +3.75% 5
Reading -16 44 £45,000 - 4
Northamptonshire -5 42 £35,000 -12.50% 6
Wales -6 42 £38,500 +4.05% 2
Somerset +1 40 £40,000 +17.64% 13

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 5079 (98.09%) Software Engineering
2 2230 (43.07%) C++
3 2177 (42.04%) Agile Software Development
4 2114 (40.83%) Java
5 1974 (38.12%) C#
6 1538 (29.70%) Degree
7 1498 (28.93%) JavaScript
8 1383 (26.71%) SQL
9 1297 (25.05%) .NET
10 1211 (23.39%) Linux
11 1178 (22.75%) HTML
12 1141 (22.04%) OO
13 1129 (21.80%) Computer Science
14 1118 (21.59%) C
15 1062 (20.51%) TDD
16 927 (17.90%) Python
17 908 (17.54%) CSS
18 901 (17.40%) Windows
19 821 (15.86%) Scrum
20 768 (14.83%) SQL Server
21 732 (14.14%) Web Services
22 666 (12.86%) MVC
23 629 (12.15%) Finance
24 603 (11.65%) Continuous Integration
25 591 (11.41%) ASP.NET
26 537 (10.37%) AngularJS
27 524 (10.12%) Git (software)
28 518 (10.00%) HTML5
29 509 (9.83%) Multithreading
30 504 (9.73%) Oracle

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
1 146 (2.82%) Apache
2 122 (2.36%) Elasticsearch
3 117 (2.26%) Tomcat
4 79 (1.53%) JBoss
5 73 (1.41%) Apache Spark
6 67 (1.29%) IIS
7 46 (0.89%) Confluence
8 38 (0.73%) WebSphere
9 37 (0.71%) OpenStack
10 31 (0.60%) Apache Pig
11 30 (0.58%) Apache Solr
12 28 (0.54%) CMS
13 25 (0.48%) nginx
13 25 (0.48%) WebLogic
14 23 (0.44%) Mule
15 19 (0.37%) CICS
16 18 (0.35%) SharePoint
17 17 (0.33%) OpenEdge
18 16 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
18 16 (0.31%) SAS
Applications
1 200 (3.86%) MS Excel
2 30 (0.58%) MS Office
3 27 (0.52%) Simulink
4 20 (0.39%) TargetLink
5 10 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
7 8 (0.15%) Photoshop
8 7 (0.14%) HipChat
9 6 (0.12%) MS Visio
10 1 (0.019%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.019%) GNU Octave
10 1 (0.019%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 40 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 12 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.21%) VisionPLUS
4 5 (0.097%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 5 (0.097%) Magento
4 5 (0.097%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.058%) assyst
5 3 (0.058%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.058%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.058%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.058%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.039%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.039%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.019%) Fredhopper
7 1 (0.019%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 1 (0.019%) MetaTrader
7 1 (0.019%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 322 (6.22%) Amazon AWS
2 198 (3.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 105 (2.03%) SaaS
4 63 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
5 56 (1.08%) GitHub
6 53 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
7 47 (0.91%) PaaS
8 30 (0.58%) Amazon S3
9 27 (0.52%) IaaS
10 26 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
11 19 (0.37%) Google App Engine
12 16 (0.31%) Amazon Kinesis
13 12 (0.23%) Amazon EMR
14 11 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
15 8 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
16 7 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
17 6 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
17 6 (0.12%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 6 (0.12%) Route 53
18 5 (0.097%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 208 (4.02%) TCP/IP
2 160 (3.09%) HTTP
3 125 (2.41%) Internet
4 47 (0.91%) Ethernet
5 46 (0.89%) Network Security
6 26 (0.50%) SNMP
7 25 (0.48%) RS-485
8 23 (0.44%) RS-232
9 22 (0.42%) VoIP
9 22 (0.42%) Wireless
10 18 (0.35%) LDAP
11 17 (0.33%) GSM
12 16 (0.31%) LTE
12 16 (0.31%) Profibus
12 16 (0.31%) SSL
13 15 (0.29%) DNS
13 15 (0.29%) Multicast
14 14 (0.27%) 3G
14 14 (0.27%) AMQP
14 14 (0.27%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 768 (14.83%) SQL Server
2 421 (8.13%) NoSQL
3 377 (7.28%) MySQL
4 309 (5.97%) Big Data
5 246 (4.75%) Relational Database
6 210 (4.06%) MongoDB
7 207 (4.00%) Hadoop
8 122 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
9 113 (2.18%) Apache Cassandra
10 82 (1.58%) Redis
11 77 (1.49%) RDBMS
12 68 (1.31%) Oracle Database
13 59 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
14 53 (1.02%) Apache Hive
15 51 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 45 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
17 44 (0.85%) Data Mining
18 42 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 39 (0.75%) GIS
20 33 (0.64%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 524 (10.12%) Git (software)
2 382 (7.38%) Visual Studio
3 281 (5.43%) Subversion
4 247 (4.77%) Jenkins
5 230 (4.44%) Maven
6 186 (3.59%) JUnit
7 164 (3.17%) JIRA
8 128 (2.47%) Team Foundation Server
9 122 (2.36%) Eclipse
10 105 (2.03%) NUnit
11 103 (1.99%) Selenium
12 89 (1.72%) TeamCity
13 72 (1.39%) Cucumber
14 67 (1.29%) Ant
15 61 (1.18%) MSTest
16 50 (0.97%) SpecFlow
17 47 (0.91%) LabVIEW
18 45 (0.87%) Mercurial
19 43 (0.83%) Mockito
20 42 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 629 (12.15%) Finance
2 303 (5.85%) Telecoms
3 286 (5.52%) Games
4 281 (5.43%) Electronics
5 139 (2.68%) Aerospace
6 133 (2.57%) Retail
7 131 (2.53%) Manufacturing
8 108 (2.09%) Marketing
9 101 (1.95%) Automotive
10 93 (1.80%) Banking
11 70 (1.35%) Advertising
12 64 (1.24%) Front Office
13 46 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
14 37 (0.71%) Financial Institution
15 31 (0.60%) Legal
16 27 (0.52%) Avionics
17 24 (0.46%) Investment Banking
17 24 (0.46%) Publishing
18 22 (0.42%) Military
19 21 (0.41%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1297 (25.05%) .NET
2 1178 (22.75%) HTML
3 908 (17.54%) CSS
4 732 (14.14%) Web Services
5 591 (11.41%) ASP.NET
6 537 (10.37%) AngularJS
7 518 (10.00%) HTML5
8 493 (9.52%) XML
9 484 (9.35%) jQuery
10 363 (7.01%) Node.js
11 362 (6.99%) Spring
12 356 (6.88%) WPF
13 340 (6.57%) REST
14 339 (6.55%) WCF
15 279 (5.39%) JSON
16 260 (5.02%) J2EE
17 254 (4.91%) RESTful
18 253 (4.89%) ASP.NET MVC
19 250 (4.83%) .NET Framework
20 239 (4.62%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1129 (21.80%) Computer Science
2 482 (9.31%) Mathematics
3 320 (6.18%) Analytical Skills
4 317 (6.12%) Algorithms
5 218 (4.21%) Physics
6 203 (3.92%) Embedded Systems
7 148 (2.86%) Mobile App
8 135 (2.61%) Data Structures
9 127 (2.45%) User Experience
10 126 (2.43%) Hedge funds
11 98 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
12 92 (1.78%) Visualisation
13 89 (1.72%) Digital Media
14 78 (1.51%) Device Driver
15 67 (1.29%) N-Tier
16 64 (1.24%) Artificial Intelligence
17 61 (1.18%) Client/Server
18 60 (1.16%) Fintech
19 52 (1.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
20 46 (0.89%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 1211 (23.39%) Linux
2 901 (17.40%) Windows
3 427 (8.25%) Unix
4 238 (4.60%) Android
5 175 (3.38%) Apple iOS
6 101 (1.95%) Embedded Linux
7 64 (1.24%) VxWorks
8 42 (0.81%) Windows Server
9 38 (0.73%) Windows XP
10 36 (0.70%) Mac OS X
11 26 (0.50%) Windows Phone
12 25 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 25 (0.48%) Solaris
12 25 (0.48%) Windows Mobile
13 23 (0.44%) Ubuntu
14 19 (0.37%) Windows CE
15 18 (0.35%) Mac OS
16 16 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
17 15 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
18 14 (0.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5079 (98.09%) Software Engineering
2 2177 (42.04%) Agile Software Development
3 1141 (22.04%) OO
4 1062 (20.51%) TDD
5 821 (15.86%) Scrum
6 666 (12.86%) MVC
7 603 (11.65%) Continuous Integration
8 509 (9.83%) Multithreading
9 495 (9.56%) SDLC
10 458 (8.85%) BDD
11 373 (7.20%) Unit Testing
12 368 (7.11%) Open Source
13 361 (6.97%) OOP
14 342 (6.60%) OOD
15 318 (6.14%) Mentoring
16 283 (5.47%) DevOps
17 272 (5.25%) UML
18 260 (5.02%) Web Development
19 225 (4.35%) SOA
20 191 (3.69%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 2230 (43.07%) C++
2 2114 (40.83%) Java
3 1974 (38.12%) C#
4 1498 (28.93%) JavaScript
5 1383 (26.71%) SQL
6 1118 (21.59%) C
7 927 (17.90%) Python
8 275 (5.31%) PHP
9 253 (4.89%) Ruby
10 235 (4.54%) Embedded C
11 230 (4.44%) Scala
12 186 (3.59%) T-SQL
13 172 (3.32%) PL/SQL
14 158 (3.05%) Perl
15 154 (2.97%) Embedded C++
16 109 (2.11%) MATLAB
17 106 (2.05%) Bash Shell
18 103 (1.99%) VB.NET
19 96 (1.85%) Objective-C
20 87 (1.68%) Go
Qualifications
1 1538 (29.70%) Degree
2 273 (5.27%) Security Cleared
3 156 (3.01%) PhD
4 101 (1.95%) SC Cleared
5 61 (1.18%) DV Cleared
6 31 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
7 24 (0.46%) HND
8 17 (0.33%) CISSP
9 16 (0.31%) MCSE
10 11 (0.21%) DBS Check
10 11 (0.21%) HNC
11 9 (0.17%) CCNA
11 9 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (0.17%) GIAC
11 9 (0.17%) Linux+ Certification
11 9 (0.17%) Network+ Certification
11 9 (0.17%) SANS
11 9 (0.17%) SSCP
12 7 (0.14%) Postgraduate
13 5 (0.097%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 221 (4.27%) QA
2 48 (0.93%) ISO 9001
3 43 (0.83%) MISRA
4 30 (0.58%) MISRA C
5 20 (0.39%) DICOM
6 19 (0.37%) DO-178B
7 17 (0.33%) ISO13485
8 14 (0.27%) ISO15022
8 14 (0.27%) ISO20022
8 14 (0.27%) SLA
9 11 (0.21%) SDET
10 9 (0.17%) Data Quality
10 9 (0.17%) TickIT
11 8 (0.15%) GAMP
11 8 (0.15%) PCI DSS
12 7 (0.14%) ISO 9000
12 7 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 12207
12 7 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 6 (0.12%) IEC 61508
14 5 (0.097%) WCAG
System Software
1 144 (2.78%) Firmware
2 117 (2.26%) Docker
3 27 (0.52%) HDFS
4 20 (0.39%) Active Directory
5 11 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (0.21%) Xen
6 10 (0.19%) Apache Flume
7 9 (0.17%) Varnish
7 9 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (0.14%) LXC
9 4 (0.077%) Snort
10 3 (0.058%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 3 (0.058%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (0.058%) XenServer
11 2 (0.039%) iptables
11 2 (0.039%) NFS
11 2 (0.039%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.019%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.019%) XenApp
12 1 (0.019%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 116 (2.24%) Puppet
2 97 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
3 80 (1.54%) Ansible
4 28 (0.54%) WMI
5 25 (0.48%) Terraform
6 13 (0.25%) Salt
7 12 (0.23%) Oozie
8 11 (0.21%) Graphite
9 10 (0.19%) StatsD
10 9 (0.17%) Hadoop YARN
10 9 (0.17%) Kibana
11 8 (0.15%) Kubernetes
12 7 (0.14%) Consul
13 6 (0.12%) logstash
13 6 (0.12%) Mesos
14 5 (0.097%) Grafana
14 5 (0.097%) HAProxy
15 3 (0.058%) HP Quality Center
16 2 (0.039%) Control-M
16 2 (0.039%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 504 (9.73%) Oracle
2 468 (9.04%) Microsoft
3 75 (1.45%) Google
4 55 (1.06%) Sophos
5 54 (1.04%) TIBCO
6 48 (0.93%) SAP
7 42 (0.81%) Informatica
8 39 (0.75%) Apple
9 36 (0.70%) Atlassian
10 35 (0.68%) Progress
11 30 (0.58%) Red Hat
12 28 (0.54%) Sybase
12 28 (0.54%) Zend
13 26 (0.50%) Xamarin
14 24 (0.46%) Facebook
15 23 (0.44%) Perforce
16 22 (0.42%) IBM
17 20 (0.39%) VMware
18 18 (0.35%) Salesforce.com
19 16 (0.31%) Twitter
Somerset
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Exmouth, Devon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £38000.00 per annum + Benefits, Bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £45,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 to 55,000
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: £60,000 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £90000 - £120000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £30k - 45k per year + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £100000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Central London / West End
Sanderson
Salary: £45000 - £105000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Wetherby, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 40,000
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Awesome + Top Prospects
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: £30,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Futureheads Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £23,000 to £28,000 per annum Depending on experience
Posted: 4 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: Competitive Salary and Excellent Beneits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £47000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Bluetownonline
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 32,000 - 40,000
Posted: 9 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £40k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Reward Recruitment
Salary: From £20,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hereford, Herefordshire
SYSTEM RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + 25 Days Holiday, Benefits, Home Working
Posted: 3 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, healthcare
Posted: 4 hours ago