The table below looks at the statistics for Software Engineering skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 37 38 31
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -7
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 6560 6591 6898
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.76% 5.96% 6.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.00% 7.30% 7.90%
Number of salaries quoted 5597 5730 5929
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
93682 90341 87311
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.22% 81.64% 79.19%
Number of salaries quoted 76768 73683 73829
Average salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.05% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineering within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Software Engineering
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineering within the UK.

Software Engineering Salary Trend in the UK

Software Engineering
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Engineering over the 3 months to 21 November 2014 within the UK.

Software Engineering Salary Histogram in the UK

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the UK over the 3 months to 21 November 2014. 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 -1 5992 £45,000 +5.88% 923
London -7 1949 £55,000 - 255
South East -1 1465 £42,500 - 207
East of England -1 797 £42,500 +6.25% 144
South West -1 629 £37,500 +7.14% 148
Cambridgeshire +7 466 £45,000 +12.50% 97
Cambridge +8 416 £45,000 +5.88% 82
Hampshire +9 388 £40,000 - 56
Yorkshire +1 352 £37,500 -6.25% 41
City of London -13 327 £57,500 -4.16% 73
Surrey +6 322 £45,000 - 49
Scotland 0 299 £41,500 +3.75% 43
West Midlands -3 299 £39,750 +6.00% 36
North West -34 261 £40,000 +9.58% 56
East Midlands -2 248 £40,000 - 29
Bristol -1 189 £38,750 +14.81% 49
West Yorkshire -14 187 £40,000 - 19
Manchester -15 186 £40,000 +14.28% 31
Berkshire -31 179 £47,500 +11.76% 28
Edinburgh +7 176 £42,500 +13.33% 19
Hertfordshire +7 168 £42,500 +13.33% 27
Oxfordshire -1 143 £47,000 +6.21% 31
Leeds -3 131 £40,000 - 14
Gloucestershire -2 129 £40,000 +6.66% 25
West Sussex -2 127 £40,000 -9.09% 12
Dorset -11 105 £35,000 -6.66% 22
Southampton +7 98 £40,000 - 16
South Yorkshire +7 98 £33,500 -7.58% 11
Oxford +2 98 £45,000 +12.50% 14
Buckinghamshire -17 93 £37,500 -8.53% 7

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering.

1 5521 (41.37%) Agile Software Development
2 5190 (38.89%) C#
3 5160 (38.66%) Java
4 4740 (35.51%) Degree
5 4354 (32.62%) .NET
6 4098 (30.70%) JavaScript
7 3937 (29.50%) C++
8 3804 (28.50%) SQL
9 3560 (26.67%) Computer Science
10 3507 (26.28%) HTML
11 3050 (22.85%) OO
12 2697 (20.21%) SQL Server
13 2629 (19.70%) CSS
14 2573 (19.28%) Linux
15 2447 (18.33%) Finance
16 2325 (17.42%) TDD
17 2298 (17.22%) ASP.NET
18 2156 (16.15%) MVC
19 2044 (15.31%) C
20 1991 (14.92%) XML
21 1925 (14.42%) Scrum
22 1890 (14.16%) Windows
23 1793 (13.43%) Web Services
24 1673 (12.53%) Microsoft
25 1632 (12.23%) jQuery
26 1604 (12.02%) Oracle
27 1574 (11.79%) Python
28 1285 (9.63%) UNIX
29 1263 (9.46%) HTML5
30 1174 (8.80%) Spring

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 479 (3.59%) Tomcat
2 424 (3.18%) Apache
3 387 (2.90%) Node.js
4 277 (2.08%) SharePoint
5 264 (1.98%) JBoss
6 263 (1.97%) WebSphere
7 240 (1.80%) CMS
8 233 (1.75%) WebLogic
9 225 (1.69%) IIS
10 112 (0.84%) Apache Solr
11 96 (0.72%) Drupal
12 84 (0.63%) MQSeries
13 81 (0.61%) Confluence
14 75 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
15 73 (0.55%) GlassFish
16 72 (0.54%) nginx
17 71 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
18 68 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 62 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
19 62 (0.46%) WordPress
Applications
1 993 (7.44%) MS Excel
2 141 (1.06%) MS Office
3 72 (0.54%) Photoshop
4 69 (0.52%) Simulink
5 58 (0.43%) MS Visio
5 58 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
6 36 (0.27%) MS Project
7 28 (0.21%) TargetLink
8 23 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
9 19 (0.14%) Stateflow
10 16 (0.12%) Maya
11 14 (0.10%) 3ds Max
11 14 (0.10%) Mingle
12 11 (0.082%) InfoPath
12 11 (0.082%) Mathematica
13 9 (0.067%) Doxygen
13 9 (0.067%) Blender
14 8 (0.060%) Adobe Illustrator
15 7 (0.052%) AutoCAD
16 6 (0.045%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 85 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 37 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
3 29 (0.22%) Magento
4 19 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
5 9 (0.067%) Dynamics AX
5 9 (0.067%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 6 (0.045%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
6 6 (0.045%) Advent Moxy
6 6 (0.045%) Markit EDM
7 5 (0.037%) Oracle Cash Management
7 5 (0.037%) Visualfiles
7 5 (0.037%) Tridion
8 4 (0.030%) AquaLogic BPM
8 4 (0.030%) Fredhopper
9 3 (0.022%) Workday HCM
9 3 (0.022%) Oracle 11i
10 2 (0.015%) Dynamics GP
10 2 (0.015%) Oracle EBS
10 2 (0.015%) Oracle ERP
10 2 (0.015%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 307 (2.30%) SaaS
2 197 (1.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 151 (1.13%) Amazon AWS
4 119 (0.89%) GitHub
5 93 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
6 88 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
7 51 (0.38%) PaaS
8 31 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
9 24 (0.18%) Amazon S3
10 17 (0.13%) Force.com
11 15 (0.11%) Google Apps
12 14 (0.10%) Amazon SQS
13 12 (0.090%) Google App Engine
14 11 (0.082%) IaaS
15 9 (0.067%) Amazon EMR
16 8 (0.060%) Google Compute Engine
17 4 (0.030%) Amazon Kinesis
17 4 (0.030%) Office 365
17 4 (0.030%) Heroku
18 3 (0.022%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 384 (2.88%) Internet
2 352 (2.64%) HTTP
3 347 (2.60%) TCP/IP
4 128 (0.96%) Ethernet
5 123 (0.92%) Wireless
6 78 (0.58%) SSL
7 70 (0.52%) GSM
8 57 (0.43%) LDAP
9 50 (0.37%) Intranet
10 49 (0.37%) Firewall
11 47 (0.35%) RTP
12 45 (0.34%) LTE
13 44 (0.33%) DNS
14 39 (0.29%) SNMP
15 35 (0.26%) SMTP
16 32 (0.24%) 3G
17 31 (0.23%) SMS
18 30 (0.22%) Network Security
18 30 (0.22%) iSCSI
18 30 (0.22%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2697 (20.21%) SQL Server
2 1044 (7.82%) MySQL
3 830 (6.22%) Relational Database
4 577 (4.32%) Big Data
5 556 (4.17%) NoSQL
6 447 (3.35%) SQL Server 2008
7 422 (3.16%) MongoDB
8 403 (3.02%) RDBMS
9 297 (2.23%) PostgreSQL
10 294 (2.20%) Hadoop
11 238 (1.78%) SQL Server 2012
12 183 (1.37%) Oracle Database
13 160 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
14 142 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 137 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
16 122 (0.91%) Redis
17 121 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 113 (0.85%) DB2
19 90 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
20 71 (0.53%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 1047 (7.84%) Git (software)
2 992 (7.43%) Visual Studio
3 827 (6.20%) Subversion
4 509 (3.81%) Maven
5 502 (3.76%) Jenkins
6 501 (3.75%) JUnit
7 478 (3.58%) Selenium
8 451 (3.38%) Eclipse
9 443 (3.32%) Team Foundation Server
10 396 (2.97%) JIRA
11 308 (2.31%) NUnit
12 259 (1.94%) Cucumber
13 208 (1.56%) Ant
14 169 (1.27%) Hudson
15 160 (1.20%) TeamCity
16 140 (1.05%) Jasmine
17 135 (1.01%) WebDriver
18 125 (0.94%) Rational DOORS
19 103 (0.77%) Rhino Mocks
20 76 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2447 (18.33%) Finance
2 598 (4.48%) Banking
3 480 (3.60%) Games
4 462 (3.46%) Telecoms
5 429 (3.21%) Electronics
6 425 (3.18%) Marketing
7 328 (2.46%) Retail
8 243 (1.82%) Aerospace
9 220 (1.65%) Front Office
10 195 (1.46%) Manufacturing
11 177 (1.33%) Automotive
12 169 (1.27%) Financial Institution
12 169 (1.27%) Investment Banking
13 162 (1.21%) Military
14 141 (1.06%) Legal
15 123 (0.92%) Advertising
16 110 (0.82%) Back Office
17 96 (0.72%) Publishing
18 89 (0.67%) Law
19 84 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6845 (51.28%) Developer
2 5215 (39.07%) Software Engineer
3 1647 (12.34%) Software Developer
4 1634 (12.24%) Java Developer
5 1314 (9.84%) Senior Developer
6 1274 (9.55%) C# Developer
7 1151 (8.62%) Senior Software Engineer
8 1055 (7.90%) .NET Developer
9 752 (5.63%) Graduate
10 714 (5.35%) C# .NET Developer
11 633 (4.74%) Programmer
12 589 (4.41%) C++ Developer
13 575 (4.31%) Junior
14 541 (4.05%) Java Software Engineer
15 535 (4.01%) C++ Software Engineer
16 460 (3.45%) Web Developer
17 410 (3.07%) C# Software Engineer
18 403 (3.02%) Senior Java Developer
19 399 (2.99%) Junior Developer
20 393 (2.94%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4354 (32.62%) .NET
2 3507 (26.28%) HTML
3 2629 (19.70%) CSS
4 2298 (17.22%) ASP.NET
5 1991 (14.92%) XML
6 1793 (13.43%) Web Services
7 1632 (12.23%) jQuery
8 1263 (9.46%) HTML5
9 1174 (8.80%) Spring
10 988 (7.40%) J2EE
11 944 (7.07%) ASP.NET MVC
12 898 (6.73%) .NET Framework
13 887 (6.65%) WCF
14 794 (5.95%) Ajax
15 769 (5.76%) WPF
16 695 (5.21%) CSS3
17 623 (4.67%) SOAP
18 620 (4.65%) REST
19 573 (4.29%) Hibernate
20 572 (4.29%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 3560 (26.67%) Computer Science
2 1165 (8.73%) Mathematics
3 928 (6.95%) Analytical Skills
4 862 (6.46%) Algorithms
5 855 (6.41%) Open Source
6 586 (4.39%) User Experience
7 490 (3.67%) Mobile App
7 490 (3.67%) Enterprise Software
8 396 (2.97%) Physics
9 330 (2.47%) Embedded Systems
10 307 (2.30%) Visualisation
11 298 (2.23%) Data Structures
12 228 (1.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 207 (1.55%) Management Information System
14 188 (1.41%) Client/Server
15 167 (1.25%) Derivative
16 161 (1.21%) Hedge funds
17 142 (1.06%) N-Tier
18 140 (1.05%) 3D Graphics
19 135 (1.01%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 2573 (19.28%) Linux
2 1890 (14.16%) Windows
3 1285 (9.63%) UNIX
4 817 (6.12%) Android
5 630 (4.72%) Apple iOS
6 138 (1.03%) Embedded Linux
7 114 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 106 (0.79%) Solaris
9 90 (0.67%) Mac OS X
10 89 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
11 61 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
12 54 (0.40%) Windows Phone
13 49 (0.37%) CentOS
14 48 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
15 44 (0.33%) HPUX
16 42 (0.31%) Debian
17 41 (0.31%) Ubuntu
17 41 (0.31%) AIX
18 40 (0.30%) Mac OS
19 39 (0.29%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 5521 (41.37%) Agile Software Development
2 3050 (22.85%) OO
3 2325 (17.42%) TDD
4 2156 (16.15%) MVC
5 1925 (14.42%) Scrum
6 1133 (8.49%) Multithreading
7 1092 (8.18%) Continuous Integration
8 1059 (7.93%) OOP
9 1053 (7.89%) Unit Testing
10 958 (7.18%) OOD
11 893 (6.69%) E-Commerce
12 798 (5.98%) Web Development
13 748 (5.60%) UML
14 724 (5.42%) Mentoring
15 709 (5.31%) BDD
16 626 (4.69%) Project Management
17 532 (3.99%) SOA
18 364 (2.73%) Test Automation
19 359 (2.69%) Analytics
20 340 (2.55%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 5190 (38.89%) C#
2 5160 (38.66%) Java
3 4098 (30.70%) JavaScript
4 3937 (29.50%) C++
5 3804 (28.50%) SQL
6 2044 (15.31%) C
7 1574 (11.79%) Python
8 1008 (7.55%) PHP
9 623 (4.67%) Ruby
10 604 (4.53%) VB.NET
11 507 (3.80%) Perl
12 437 (3.27%) T-SQL
13 323 (2.42%) Embedded C
14 321 (2.41%) Scala
15 313 (2.35%) Objective-C
16 290 (2.17%) VB
17 245 (1.84%) PL/SQL
18 218 (1.63%) Shell Script
19 214 (1.60%) Bash Shell
20 193 (1.45%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 4740 (35.51%) Degree
2 531 (3.98%) Security Cleared
3 361 (2.70%) PhD
4 283 (2.12%) SC Cleared
5 118 (0.88%) DV Cleared
6 112 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
7 103 (0.77%) ISEB
8 66 (0.49%) Sun Certification
9 53 (0.40%) HND
10 47 (0.35%) Postgraduate
11 40 (0.30%) ISTQB
12 36 (0.27%) MCSD
13 33 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 28 (0.21%) MCP
14 28 (0.21%) OCPJP
15 27 (0.20%) MCSE
16 26 (0.19%) MCTS
17 22 (0.16%) HNC
18 19 (0.14%) Chartered Engineer
19 17 (0.13%) OCMJD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 824 (6.17%) QA
2 172 (1.29%) ISO 9001
3 59 (0.44%) SLA
4 48 (0.36%) DO-178B
5 31 (0.23%) PCI DSS
6 30 (0.22%) IEC 61508
7 27 (0.20%) ISO 9000
8 25 (0.19%) JTAG
9 18 (0.13%) EMIR
9 18 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
10 14 (0.10%) WAI
11 12 (0.090%) JSP 440
12 11 (0.082%) Data Quality
13 8 (0.060%) DO-254
13 8 (0.060%) ISO 8583
13 8 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 6 (0.045%) TickIT
15 5 (0.037%) Solvency II
15 5 (0.037%) FATCA
15 5 (0.037%) AIFMD
System Software
1 176 (1.32%) Firmware
2 66 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (0.45%) Active Directory
4 35 (0.26%) Hyper-V
5 27 (0.20%) KVM
6 22 (0.16%) Xen
7 17 (0.13%) Varnish
7 17 (0.13%) HDFS
8 11 (0.082%) OpenSIPS
8 11 (0.082%) XenServer
8 11 (0.082%) Oracle RAC
9 10 (0.075%) Snort
9 10 (0.075%) QEMU
10 9 (0.067%) IMail Server
11 8 (0.060%) Terminal Services
11 8 (0.060%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 7 (0.052%) Apache Flume
12 7 (0.052%) Docker
13 5 (0.037%) VirtualBox
13 5 (0.037%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 170 (1.27%) Puppet
2 125 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
3 71 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
4 65 (0.49%) Nagios
5 39 (0.29%) Vagrant
6 22 (0.16%) Ansible
7 18 (0.13%) Hadoop YARN
8 15 (0.11%) Capistrano
9 13 (0.097%) SCCM
9 13 (0.097%) ZABBIX
10 12 (0.090%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 12 (0.090%) YUM
10 12 (0.090%) HAProxy
11 11 (0.082%) Salt
11 11 (0.082%) logstash
12 10 (0.075%) Ganglia
12 10 (0.075%) Munin
13 6 (0.045%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 5 (0.037%) Zenoss
14 5 (0.037%) Ambari
Vendors
1 1673 (12.53%) Microsoft
2 1604 (12.02%) Oracle
3 209 (1.57%) Google
4 128 (0.96%) IBM
5 116 (0.87%) Red Hat
6 110 (0.82%) Sybase
7 106 (0.79%) Zend
8 104 (0.78%) VMware
9 96 (0.72%) Sitecore
9 96 (0.72%) Sun
10 94 (0.70%) Twitter
11 90 (0.67%) SAP
12 83 (0.62%) Adobe
13 77 (0.58%) HP
14 74 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
15 73 (0.55%) hybris
16 71 (0.53%) TIBCO
17 65 (0.49%) Telerik
18 64 (0.48%) Facebook
19 48 (0.36%) Endeca
South West
techfolk Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 Per Annum (negotiable) or equivalent
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
techfolk Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 Per Annum (negotiable) or equivalent
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bristol Area
techfolk Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 Per Annum (negotiable) or equivalent
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
techfolk Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 Per Annum (negotiable) or equivalent
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45,000 DOE
Posted: 6 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45,000 DOE
Posted: 6 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Tyneside
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum £40,000 + Great Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 to £75000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Premier IT
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Ringwood, Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £40000 per annum + Generous Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: 7 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum plus outstanding package
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago