The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 35 36 31
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 6888 6181 6924
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.92% 5.70% 5.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.36% 7.24% 7.61%
Number of salaries quoted 5901 5336 5871
Average salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £64,900 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
93591 85411 91038
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.38% 78.79% 77.51%
Number of salaries quoted 75267 69754 77438
Average salary £47,500 £47,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.06% +2.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 +3 6373 £45,000 +12.50% 769
London +5 2415 £55,000 +4.76% 254
South East +5 1533 £42,500 +6.25% 137
East of England -2 687 £41,500 +3.75% 133
South West -7 534 £37,500 +7.14% 78
City of London -12 437 £57,500 +4.54% 65
Surrey +19 407 £47,000 +4.44% 20
East Midlands +11 398 £37,500 - 36
Cambridgeshire +1 387 £42,500 -3.40% 94
Cambridge -1 348 £42,500 -5.55% 83
Hampshire +2 335 £39,000 +11.42% 41
Scotland -1 334 £38,500 +2.66% 46
North West +2 321 £37,500 +10.29% 45
Yorkshire -14 280 £40,000 +6.66% 53
West Midlands -25 219 £35,000 -6.66% 29
Oxfordshire +7 199 £45,000 +12.50% 20
Manchester -1 187 £40,000 +19.40% 28
Berkshire -17 187 £45,000 +12.50% 30
West Yorkshire -11 179 £40,000 - 27
Bristol -4 167 £42,500 +21.42% 24
Nottinghamshire +12 164 £40,000 +6.66% 13
Nottingham +17 162 £40,000 +6.66% 11
Edinburgh 0 152 £40,000 +14.28% 18
Leeds -6 144 £42,500 +6.25% 20
Hertfordshire -14 134 £40,000 +6.66% 24
Glasgow -4 124 £37,500 -9.63% 19
Guildford +26 120 £47,500 +11.76% 7
Buckinghamshire +4 119 £35,000 -0.70% 8
Oxford +9 104 £42,500 -10.52% 6
Cheshire -2 102 £35,000 +2.94% 9

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 5733 (39.86%) C#
2 5585 (38.83%) Java
3 4951 (34.42%) Degree
4 4782 (33.25%) .NET
5 4464 (31.03%) C++
6 4098 (28.49%) SQL
7 4027 (28.00%) JavaScript
8 3862 (26.85%) Computer Science
9 3585 (24.92%) HTML
10 3542 (24.62%) OO
11 3231 (22.46%) Agile Software Development
12 3012 (20.94%) SQL Server
13 2760 (19.19%) Linux
14 2665 (18.53%) Finance
15 2649 (18.42%) CSS
16 2436 (16.94%) C
17 2423 (16.85%) TDD
18 2410 (16.75%) ASP.NET
19 2213 (15.39%) Windows
20 2178 (15.14%) Scrum
21 2031 (14.12%) Microsoft
22 1970 (13.70%) XML
23 1912 (13.29%) MVC
24 1876 (13.04%) Web Services
25 1795 (12.48%) Oracle
26 1695 (11.78%) jQuery
27 1664 (11.57%) Python
28 1491 (10.37%) UNIX
29 1407 (9.78%) HTML5
30 1370 (9.52%) Mathematics

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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
1 499 (3.47%) Tomcat
2 483 (3.36%) Apache
3 362 (2.52%) Node.js
4 325 (2.26%) SharePoint
5 268 (1.86%) WebSphere
6 237 (1.65%) CMS
7 219 (1.52%) IIS
8 218 (1.52%) WebLogic
9 130 (0.90%) Apache Solr
10 80 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
11 76 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
12 69 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
12 69 (0.48%) WordPress
13 68 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
13 68 (0.47%) Confluence
14 65 (0.45%) Adobe CQ
15 64 (0.44%) Umbraco
15 64 (0.44%) Drupal
16 63 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
17 57 (0.40%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 1130 (7.86%) MS Excel
2 165 (1.15%) MS Office
3 67 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
4 62 (0.43%) Photoshop
5 57 (0.40%) MS Project
6 54 (0.38%) MS Visio
7 53 (0.37%) Simulink
8 26 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
9 18 (0.13%) Fireworks
10 10 (0.070%) TargetLink
10 10 (0.070%) Maya
11 9 (0.063%) Adobe After Effects
12 7 (0.049%) 3ds Max
12 7 (0.049%) Mingle
13 6 (0.042%) Stateflow
13 6 (0.042%) AutoCAD
13 6 (0.042%) Adobe Illustrator
14 5 (0.035%) OmniGraffle
14 5 (0.035%) PowerPivot
15 4 (0.028%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 74 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 69 (0.48%) Magento
3 68 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
4 19 (0.13%) Markit EDM
5 16 (0.11%) Google Analytics
6 15 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
7 11 (0.076%) Oracle Cash Management
8 10 (0.070%) Oracle Applications
8 10 (0.070%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 8 (0.056%) AquaLogic BPM
10 5 (0.035%) CODA-Financials
10 5 (0.035%) Oracle EBS
11 3 (0.021%) Oracle Receivables
11 3 (0.021%) Dynamics NAV
11 3 (0.021%) LabWindows
11 3 (0.021%) WebTrends
11 3 (0.021%) SunGard AvantGard
12 2 (0.014%) osCommerce
12 2 (0.014%) Tridion
12 2 (0.014%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 347 (2.41%) SaaS
2 194 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
3 169 (1.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 111 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
5 110 (0.76%) GitHub
6 72 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
7 31 (0.22%) Amazon S3
8 21 (0.15%) Force.com
9 20 (0.14%) PaaS
10 17 (0.12%) Google App Engine
11 15 (0.10%) Google Apps
12 13 (0.090%) Amazon SQS
13 12 (0.083%) Heroku
13 12 (0.083%) Amazon EMR
14 9 (0.063%) Office 365
15 6 (0.042%) IaaS
16 4 (0.028%) Responsys
17 3 (0.021%) Google Compute Engine
17 3 (0.021%) Amazon ELB
18 2 (0.014%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 487 (3.39%) HTTP
2 445 (3.09%) Internet
3 399 (2.77%) TCP/IP
4 136 (0.95%) Ethernet
5 134 (0.93%) SSL
6 129 (0.90%) Wireless
7 105 (0.73%) GSM
8 62 (0.43%) DNS
9 59 (0.41%) Network Security
10 56 (0.39%) LTE
11 55 (0.38%) RTP
12 53 (0.37%) VoIP
13 50 (0.35%) LDAP
14 47 (0.33%) Firewall
15 45 (0.31%) FTP
16 42 (0.29%) UMTS
17 41 (0.29%) Bluetooth
18 40 (0.28%) Broadband
18 40 (0.28%) Intranet
19 35 (0.24%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3012 (20.94%) SQL Server
2 996 (6.92%) MySQL
3 963 (6.69%) Relational Database
4 637 (4.43%) Big Data
5 582 (4.05%) NoSQL
6 564 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
7 445 (3.09%) MongoDB
8 443 (3.08%) RDBMS
9 388 (2.70%) Hadoop
10 286 (1.99%) PostgreSQL
11 275 (1.91%) SQL Server 2012
12 245 (1.70%) SQL Server 2005
13 212 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
14 196 (1.36%) Oracle Database
15 181 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 176 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 146 (1.02%) Redis
18 121 (0.84%) DB2
19 109 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 98 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1091 (7.58%) Visual Studio
2 922 (6.41%) Git (software)
3 899 (6.25%) Subversion
4 521 (3.62%) Maven
5 500 (3.48%) Eclipse
6 479 (3.33%) Jenkins
7 473 (3.29%) Team Foundation Server
8 470 (3.27%) JUnit
9 433 (3.01%) Selenium
10 342 (2.38%) JIRA
11 269 (1.87%) NUnit
12 212 (1.47%) Hudson
13 208 (1.45%) Cucumber
14 194 (1.35%) Ant
15 137 (0.95%) Rational DOORS
16 136 (0.95%) Xcode
17 116 (0.81%) WebDriver
18 109 (0.76%) Jasmine
19 86 (0.60%) JDeveloper
20 81 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2665 (18.53%) Finance
2 654 (4.55%) Banking
3 642 (4.46%) Games
4 534 (3.71%) Telecoms
5 488 (3.39%) Electronics
6 356 (2.47%) Retail
7 321 (2.23%) Marketing
8 265 (1.84%) Front Office
9 216 (1.50%) Aerospace
9 216 (1.50%) Investment Banking
10 205 (1.43%) Military
11 204 (1.42%) Manufacturing
12 155 (1.08%) Financial Institution
13 151 (1.05%) Automotive
14 132 (0.92%) Advertising
15 126 (0.88%) Publishing
16 119 (0.83%) Legal
17 94 (0.65%) French Language
18 88 (0.61%) Multimedia
19 84 (0.58%) Law
Job Titles
1 7582 (52.71%) Developer
2 5846 (40.64%) Software Engineer
3 1882 (13.08%) Java Developer
4 1880 (13.07%) Software Developer
5 1398 (9.72%) Senior Developer
6 1338 (9.30%) C# Developer
7 1168 (8.12%) .NET Developer
8 1132 (7.87%) Senior Software Engineer
9 857 (5.96%) Programmer
10 731 (5.08%) C# .NET Developer
11 709 (4.93%) Graduate
12 674 (4.69%) C++ Software Engineer
13 644 (4.48%) Java Software Engineer
14 638 (4.44%) C++ Developer
15 586 (4.07%) C# Software Engineer
16 574 (3.99%) Junior
17 532 (3.70%) Analyst
18 512 (3.56%) Web Developer
19 495 (3.44%) .NET Software Engineer
20 411 (2.86%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4782 (33.25%) .NET
2 3585 (24.92%) HTML
3 2649 (18.42%) CSS
4 2410 (16.75%) ASP.NET
5 1970 (13.70%) XML
6 1876 (13.04%) Web Services
7 1695 (11.78%) jQuery
8 1407 (9.78%) HTML5
9 1254 (8.72%) Spring
10 1052 (7.31%) J2EE
11 1051 (7.31%) WCF
12 1040 (7.23%) .NET Framework
13 928 (6.45%) WPF
14 828 (5.76%) ASP.NET MVC
15 796 (5.53%) Ajax
16 787 (5.47%) CSS3
17 671 (4.66%) Hibernate
18 661 (4.60%) SOAP
19 613 (4.26%) REST
20 513 (3.57%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 3862 (26.85%) Computer Science
2 1370 (9.52%) Mathematics
3 791 (5.50%) Open Source
4 706 (4.91%) Mobile App
5 627 (4.36%) Enterprise Software
6 503 (3.50%) Physics
7 260 (1.81%) Client/Server
7 260 (1.81%) Embedded Systems
8 230 (1.60%) Visualisation
9 208 (1.45%) N-Tier
10 204 (1.42%) Management Information System
11 195 (1.36%) Firmware
12 194 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 192 (1.33%) Hedge funds
14 170 (1.18%) Device Driver
15 167 (1.16%) Derivative
16 165 (1.15%) 3D Graphics
17 147 (1.02%) Digital Media
17 147 (1.02%) Social Media
18 137 (0.95%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 2760 (19.19%) Linux
2 2213 (15.39%) Windows
3 1491 (10.37%) UNIX
4 1022 (7.11%) Android
5 831 (5.78%) Apple iOS
6 174 (1.21%) Embedded Linux
7 113 (0.79%) Solaris
8 102 (0.71%) Mac OS X
9 93 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 73 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
11 70 (0.49%) AIX
12 61 (0.42%) Windows Phone
13 49 (0.34%) CentOS
13 49 (0.34%) HPUX
14 43 (0.30%) Windows CE
15 40 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
16 36 (0.25%) BlackBerry OS
17 35 (0.24%) VxWorks
18 34 (0.24%) Windows 8
19 33 (0.23%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 3542 (24.62%) OO
2 3231 (22.46%) Agile Software Development
3 2423 (16.85%) TDD
4 2178 (15.14%) Scrum
5 1912 (13.29%) MVC
6 1239 (8.61%) Multithreading
7 1200 (8.34%) Unit Testing
8 1076 (7.48%) Continuous Integration
9 1073 (7.46%) OOP
10 1038 (7.22%) OOD
11 905 (6.29%) Web Development
12 849 (5.90%) E-Commerce
13 701 (4.87%) Project Management
14 693 (4.82%) UML
15 648 (4.51%) BDD
16 631 (4.39%) SOA
17 510 (3.55%) iOS Development
18 498 (3.46%) Configuration Management
19 497 (3.46%) Android Development
20 379 (2.63%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 5733 (39.86%) C#
2 5585 (38.83%) Java
3 4464 (31.03%) C++
4 4098 (28.49%) SQL
5 4027 (28.00%) JavaScript
6 2436 (16.94%) C
7 1664 (11.57%) Python
8 1028 (7.15%) PHP
9 756 (5.26%) Ruby
10 555 (3.86%) VB.NET
11 532 (3.70%) Perl
12 428 (2.98%) T-SQL
13 411 (2.86%) Scala
14 391 (2.72%) Objective-C
15 327 (2.27%) Embedded C
16 282 (1.96%) VB
17 259 (1.80%) PL/SQL
17 259 (1.80%) Shell Script
18 216 (1.50%) Embedded C++
18 216 (1.50%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4951 (34.42%) Degree
2 623 (4.33%) Security Cleared
3 443 (3.08%) PhD
4 243 (1.69%) SC Cleared
5 165 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
6 126 (0.88%) DV Cleared
7 94 (0.65%) ISEB
8 67 (0.47%) HND
9 54 (0.38%) MCP
10 51 (0.35%) Sun Certification
11 42 (0.29%) ISTQB
12 41 (0.29%) MCTS
13 40 (0.28%) MCSE
14 36 (0.25%) Postgraduate
15 30 (0.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 28 (0.19%) MCSD
16 28 (0.19%) PMI Certification
17 24 (0.17%) MCPD
18 18 (0.13%) PMP
18 18 (0.13%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 878 (6.10%) QA
2 185 (1.29%) ISO 9001
3 54 (0.38%) SLA
4 43 (0.30%) TickIT
5 34 (0.24%) DO-178B
5 34 (0.24%) IEC 61508
6 33 (0.23%) JTAG
7 30 (0.21%) ISO 9000
8 18 (0.13%) HL7
9 15 (0.10%) Data Quality
10 12 (0.083%) WAI
11 10 (0.070%) EMIR
11 10 (0.070%) Dodd-Frank
12 9 (0.063%) DICOM
13 6 (0.042%) Solvency II
14 5 (0.035%) AIFMD
14 5 (0.035%) FATCA
15 4 (0.028%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 3 (0.021%) GAMP
17 2 (0.014%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 93 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 60 (0.42%) Active Directory
3 39 (0.27%) KVM
4 38 (0.26%) Varnish
5 30 (0.21%) Hyper-V
6 26 (0.18%) Xen
7 23 (0.16%) HDFS
8 16 (0.11%) VMware ESX
9 14 (0.097%) vSphere
10 13 (0.090%) vCloud
11 8 (0.056%) Oracle RAC
11 8 (0.056%) VirtualBox
11 8 (0.056%) Snort
12 7 (0.049%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 6 (0.042%) IMail Server
14 5 (0.035%) VMware Workstation
14 5 (0.035%) NFS
14 5 (0.035%) OpenSIPS
14 5 (0.035%) QEMU
14 5 (0.035%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 200 (1.39%) Puppet
2 134 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
3 62 (0.43%) Nagios
4 61 (0.42%) Vagrant
5 41 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
6 25 (0.17%) Salt
6 25 (0.17%) HAProxy
7 24 (0.17%) logstash
8 20 (0.14%) StatsD
9 17 (0.12%) Ansible
9 17 (0.12%) collectd
10 12 (0.083%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 12 (0.083%) OpenSSO
11 11 (0.076%) ZABBIX
12 10 (0.070%) SCCM
12 10 (0.070%) Ganglia
12 10 (0.070%) Munin
12 10 (0.070%) CA SiteMinder
12 10 (0.070%) NetBackup
13 8 (0.056%) YUM
Vendors
1 2031 (14.12%) Microsoft
2 1795 (12.48%) Oracle
3 349 (2.43%) Google
4 292 (2.03%) JBoss
5 179 (1.24%) Facebook
6 154 (1.07%) IBM
7 147 (1.02%) Twitter
8 146 (1.02%) Adobe
9 145 (1.01%) VMware
10 141 (0.98%) SAP
11 127 (0.88%) Zend
12 116 (0.81%) Sybase
13 113 (0.79%) Red Hat
14 112 (0.78%) TIBCO
15 109 (0.76%) Sitecore
16 94 (0.65%) hybris
17 86 (0.60%) Perforce
18 67 (0.47%) Sun
19 65 (0.45%) HP
20 63 (0.44%) EPiServer
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