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 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 36 36 32
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 6492 6712 7400
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.84% 6.16% 6.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.10% 7.52% 8.10%
Number of salaries quoted 5512 5761 6429
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 £29,500 £27,950
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
91483 89221 91345
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.29% 81.86% 79.59%
Number of salaries quoted 75482 71477 77760
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +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 22 December 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 22 December 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 6001 £45,000 +5.88% 740
London -10 1843 £55,000 - 208
South East -2 1577 £42,500 - 191
East of England -1 805 £42,500 +3.65% 97
South West +2 648 £37,500 - 88
Cambridgeshire +6 469 £45,000 +8.43% 59
Cambridge +5 422 £45,000 +8.43% 54
Hampshire +4 418 £40,000 - 52
Surrey +6 349 £45,000 -5.26% 41
Yorkshire +8 327 £40,000 - 37
City of London -33 300 £55,000 - 56
West Midlands +1 295 £40,000 +6.66% 38
North West -31 278 £39,000 +4.00% 49
Scotland -3 248 £40,000 +6.66% 37
Berkshire -26 213 £47,500 +11.76% 28
East Midlands -10 212 £40,000 +3.89% 26
Bristol +5 207 £37,500 +7.14% 26
Manchester -4 198 £40,000 +8.10% 30
Hertfordshire +13 181 £42,500 +6.25% 18
West Yorkshire -12 169 £40,000 - 22
Oxfordshire -1 158 £47,250 +8.62% 35
West Sussex 0 155 £40,000 -11.11% 15
Edinburgh +4 139 £42,500 +14.86% 17
Gloucestershire -2 131 £40,000 +6.66% 22
Southampton +5 122 £40,000 - 29
Leeds -2 121 £40,000 - 14
Dorset -6 116 £35,000 -6.66% 13
South Yorkshire +19 105 £33,500 -4.28% 5
Oxford +3 101 £48,500 +21.25% 18
Birmingham +1 97 £40,000 +11.11% 10

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 5340 (41.02%) Agile Software Development
2 5115 (39.29%) C#
3 4887 (37.54%) Java
4 4545 (34.91%) Degree
5 4267 (32.78%) .NET
6 3977 (30.55%) JavaScript
7 3859 (29.64%) C++
8 3665 (28.15%) SQL
9 3375 (25.92%) HTML
10 3345 (25.69%) Computer Science
11 2917 (22.41%) OO
12 2629 (20.19%) SQL Server
13 2550 (19.59%) Linux
14 2527 (19.41%) CSS
15 2289 (17.58%) Finance
16 2270 (17.44%) ASP.NET
17 2239 (17.20%) TDD
18 2133 (16.38%) MVC
19 1986 (15.25%) XML
20 1952 (14.99%) C
21 1892 (14.53%) Windows
22 1824 (14.01%) Scrum
23 1735 (13.33%) Web Services
24 1611 (12.37%) Microsoft
25 1573 (12.08%) jQuery
26 1526 (11.72%) Python
27 1490 (11.44%) Oracle
28 1242 (9.54%) UNIX
29 1228 (9.43%) HTML5
30 1114 (8.56%) Spring

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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
1 461 (3.54%) Tomcat
2 409 (3.14%) Apache
3 375 (2.88%) Node.js
4 261 (2.00%) JBoss
5 250 (1.92%) WebSphere
6 247 (1.90%) SharePoint
7 236 (1.81%) WebLogic
8 233 (1.79%) IIS
8 233 (1.79%) CMS
9 100 (0.77%) Confluence
10 99 (0.76%) Drupal
11 90 (0.69%) Apache Solr
12 80 (0.61%) nginx
13 79 (0.61%) MQSeries
14 76 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
15 69 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
16 67 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 67 (0.51%) GlassFish
17 57 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
18 52 (0.40%) Umbraco
Applications
1 961 (7.38%) MS Excel
2 137 (1.05%) MS Office
3 73 (0.56%) Photoshop
4 70 (0.54%) Simulink
5 53 (0.41%) MS Visio
6 52 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
7 36 (0.28%) MS Project
8 30 (0.23%) TargetLink
9 17 (0.13%) Stateflow
10 15 (0.12%) Maya
11 13 (0.100%) 3ds Max
12 12 (0.092%) Mathematica
12 12 (0.092%) Adobe Illustrator
12 12 (0.092%) Mingle
12 12 (0.092%) Spreadsheet
13 10 (0.077%) Blender
13 10 (0.077%) InfoPath
14 9 (0.069%) AutoCAD
14 9 (0.069%) Doxygen
15 6 (0.046%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 93 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.16%) Magento
3 18 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
4 17 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
5 9 (0.069%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 6 (0.046%) SAP PM
6 6 (0.046%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.046%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
6 6 (0.046%) Advent Moxy
6 6 (0.046%) Google Analytics
7 5 (0.038%) Visualfiles
7 5 (0.038%) SAP MRS
7 5 (0.038%) IntelliMatch
7 5 (0.038%) Tridion
8 4 (0.031%) Oracle 11i
8 4 (0.031%) LabWindows
8 4 (0.031%) Fredhopper
8 4 (0.031%) Workday HCM
9 2 (0.015%) RiskWrite
9 2 (0.015%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 295 (2.27%) SaaS
2 212 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 136 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
4 119 (0.91%) GitHub
5 99 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
6 89 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
7 53 (0.41%) PaaS
8 28 (0.22%) Amazon S3
8 28 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
9 17 (0.13%) Force.com
10 15 (0.12%) Google Apps
11 13 (0.100%) Amazon SQS
12 11 (0.084%) IaaS
13 8 (0.061%) Google App Engine
13 8 (0.061%) Google Compute Engine
14 5 (0.038%) Amazon EMR
14 5 (0.038%) Office 365
15 3 (0.023%) Heroku
16 2 (0.015%) Amazon ELB
16 2 (0.015%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 373 (2.87%) Internet
2 366 (2.81%) TCP/IP
3 304 (2.34%) HTTP
4 138 (1.06%) Ethernet
5 129 (0.99%) Wireless
6 62 (0.48%) LDAP
7 57 (0.44%) Firewall
8 56 (0.43%) GSM
8 56 (0.43%) SSL
9 44 (0.34%) LTE
10 42 (0.32%) DNS
10 42 (0.32%) SNMP
11 40 (0.31%) Intranet
12 38 (0.29%) ZigBee
13 36 (0.28%) 3G
14 34 (0.26%) RTP
14 34 (0.26%) Bluetooth
15 31 (0.24%) 4G
16 30 (0.23%) SMTP
17 29 (0.22%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2629 (20.19%) SQL Server
2 1030 (7.91%) MySQL
3 804 (6.18%) Relational Database
4 526 (4.04%) NoSQL
5 522 (4.01%) Big Data
6 399 (3.06%) RDBMS
7 390 (3.00%) MongoDB
8 385 (2.96%) SQL Server 2008
9 299 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
10 248 (1.90%) Hadoop
11 216 (1.66%) SQL Server 2012
12 164 (1.26%) Oracle Database
13 147 (1.13%) SQL Server 2005
14 131 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 120 (0.92%) Redis
16 111 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 111 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
17 100 (0.77%) DB2
18 81 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
19 70 (0.54%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 1024 (7.87%) Git (software)
2 934 (7.17%) Visual Studio
3 785 (6.03%) Subversion
4 489 (3.76%) JUnit
5 478 (3.67%) Maven
6 476 (3.66%) Jenkins
7 455 (3.49%) Selenium
8 444 (3.41%) Team Foundation Server
9 429 (3.30%) Eclipse
10 414 (3.18%) JIRA
11 304 (2.34%) NUnit
12 241 (1.85%) Cucumber
13 190 (1.46%) Ant
14 167 (1.28%) TeamCity
15 142 (1.09%) Jasmine
16 139 (1.07%) Hudson
17 128 (0.98%) WebDriver
18 127 (0.98%) Rational DOORS
19 103 (0.79%) Rhino Mocks
20 88 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2289 (17.58%) Finance
2 543 (4.17%) Banking
3 459 (3.53%) Telecoms
4 447 (3.43%) Marketing
5 420 (3.23%) Electronics
6 405 (3.11%) Games
7 368 (2.83%) Retail
8 232 (1.78%) Aerospace
9 197 (1.51%) Front Office
10 196 (1.51%) Manufacturing
11 191 (1.47%) Automotive
12 164 (1.26%) Financial Institution
13 142 (1.09%) Military
14 130 (1.00%) Investment Banking
14 130 (1.00%) Advertising
15 120 (0.92%) Legal
16 112 (0.86%) Back Office
17 95 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
18 84 (0.65%) Publishing
19 74 (0.57%) Law
Job Titles
1 6494 (49.88%) Developer
2 5197 (39.92%) Software Engineer
3 1594 (12.24%) Software Developer
4 1495 (11.48%) Java Developer
5 1255 (9.64%) C# Developer
6 1221 (9.38%) Senior Developer
7 1144 (8.79%) Senior Software Engineer
8 987 (7.58%) .NET Developer
9 705 (5.42%) C# .NET Developer
10 698 (5.36%) Graduate
11 562 (4.32%) Programmer
12 545 (4.19%) C++ Developer
13 542 (4.16%) Junior
14 532 (4.09%) C++ Software Engineer
15 511 (3.93%) Java Software Engineer
16 424 (3.26%) Embedded Software Engineer
17 423 (3.25%) Web Developer
18 417 (3.20%) C# Software Engineer
19 376 (2.89%) Junior Developer
20 358 (2.75%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4267 (32.78%) .NET
2 3375 (25.92%) HTML
3 2527 (19.41%) CSS
4 2270 (17.44%) ASP.NET
5 1986 (15.25%) XML
6 1735 (13.33%) Web Services
7 1573 (12.08%) jQuery
8 1228 (9.43%) HTML5
9 1114 (8.56%) Spring
10 978 (7.51%) J2EE
11 954 (7.33%) ASP.NET MVC
12 862 (6.62%) WCF
13 833 (6.40%) .NET Framework
14 777 (5.97%) WPF
15 775 (5.95%) Ajax
16 636 (4.89%) REST
17 611 (4.69%) SOAP
18 610 (4.69%) CSS3
19 594 (4.56%) AngularJS
20 534 (4.10%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 3345 (25.69%) Computer Science
2 1097 (8.43%) Mathematics
3 914 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
4 856 (6.58%) Open Source
5 819 (6.29%) Algorithms
6 565 (4.34%) User Experience
7 464 (3.56%) Enterprise Software
8 450 (3.46%) Mobile App
9 369 (2.83%) Physics
10 353 (2.71%) Embedded Systems
11 301 (2.31%) Data Structures
12 296 (2.27%) Visualisation
13 222 (1.71%) Management Information System
14 196 (1.51%) Client/Server
14 196 (1.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 157 (1.21%) Hedge funds
16 146 (1.12%) Device Driver
17 144 (1.11%) Derivative
18 131 (1.01%) N-Tier
19 124 (0.95%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2550 (19.59%) Linux
2 1892 (14.53%) Windows
3 1242 (9.54%) UNIX
4 791 (6.08%) Android
5 617 (4.74%) Apple iOS
6 128 (0.98%) Embedded Linux
7 108 (0.83%) Solaris
8 103 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 92 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
10 90 (0.69%) Mac OS X
11 59 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
12 54 (0.41%) CentOS
13 53 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
13 53 (0.41%) Windows Phone
14 48 (0.37%) AIX
14 48 (0.37%) HPUX
15 46 (0.35%) Ubuntu
16 42 (0.32%) VxWorks
17 41 (0.31%) Mac OS
18 39 (0.30%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 5340 (41.02%) Agile Software Development
2 2917 (22.41%) OO
3 2239 (17.20%) TDD
4 2133 (16.38%) MVC
5 1824 (14.01%) Scrum
6 1094 (8.40%) Multithreading
7 1079 (8.29%) Continuous Integration
8 992 (7.62%) OOP
9 958 (7.36%) OOD
10 955 (7.34%) Unit Testing
11 839 (6.44%) E-Commerce
12 802 (6.16%) UML
13 755 (5.80%) Web Development
14 745 (5.72%) BDD
15 704 (5.41%) Mentoring
16 637 (4.89%) Project Management
17 476 (3.66%) SOA
18 391 (3.00%) Analytics
19 366 (2.81%) Test Automation
20 347 (2.67%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 5115 (39.29%) C#
2 4887 (37.54%) Java
3 3977 (30.55%) JavaScript
4 3859 (29.64%) C++
5 3665 (28.15%) SQL
6 1952 (14.99%) C
7 1526 (11.72%) Python
8 1015 (7.80%) PHP
9 586 (4.50%) VB.NET
10 579 (4.45%) Ruby
11 475 (3.65%) Perl
12 452 (3.47%) T-SQL
13 332 (2.55%) Embedded C
14 290 (2.23%) Objective-C
15 283 (2.17%) VB
16 280 (2.15%) Scala
17 250 (1.92%) PL/SQL
18 218 (1.67%) Embedded C++
19 216 (1.66%) Shell Script
20 208 (1.60%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4545 (34.91%) Degree
2 514 (3.95%) Security Cleared
3 360 (2.77%) PhD
4 292 (2.24%) SC Cleared
5 119 (0.91%) DV Cleared
6 101 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 100 (0.77%) ISEB
8 67 (0.51%) Sun Certification
9 51 (0.39%) HND
10 42 (0.32%) Postgraduate
10 42 (0.32%) ISTQB
11 35 (0.27%) OCPJP
12 33 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 30 (0.23%) MCSD
14 23 (0.18%) MCSE
14 23 (0.18%) Chartered Engineer
15 22 (0.17%) MCTS
16 21 (0.16%) OCMJD
16 21 (0.16%) MCP
17 20 (0.15%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 800 (6.14%) QA
2 155 (1.19%) ISO 9001
3 56 (0.43%) DO-178B
4 51 (0.39%) SLA
5 38 (0.29%) PCI DSS
6 34 (0.26%) IEC 61508
7 32 (0.25%) JTAG
8 20 (0.15%) ISO 9000
9 16 (0.12%) JSP 440
10 15 (0.12%) EMIR
10 15 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
11 12 (0.092%) WAI
12 11 (0.084%) DO-254
13 10 (0.077%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 8 (0.061%) ISO 8583
15 7 (0.054%) Data Quality
16 4 (0.031%) TickIT
17 3 (0.023%) GAMP
17 3 (0.023%) WCAG
18 2 (0.015%) HL7
System Software
1 197 (1.51%) Firmware
2 73 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (0.47%) Active Directory
4 51 (0.39%) Hyper-V
5 30 (0.23%) Varnish
6 22 (0.17%) KVM
7 21 (0.16%) Xen
8 12 (0.092%) Oracle RAC
8 12 (0.092%) Docker
8 12 (0.092%) XenServer
9 11 (0.084%) OpenSIPS
10 10 (0.077%) HDFS
10 10 (0.077%) QEMU
11 9 (0.069%) Terminal Services
12 7 (0.054%) Snort
12 7 (0.054%) qmail
12 7 (0.054%) IMail Server
13 6 (0.046%) NFS
14 5 (0.038%) vSphere
15 4 (0.031%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 166 (1.28%) Puppet
2 139 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
3 71 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
4 66 (0.51%) Nagios
5 35 (0.27%) Vagrant
6 31 (0.24%) Ansible
7 14 (0.11%) Capistrano
8 13 (0.100%) yum
8 13 (0.100%) ZABBIX
8 13 (0.100%) Hadoop YARN
9 12 (0.092%) SCCM
10 11 (0.084%) Salt
11 10 (0.077%) HAProxy
11 10 (0.077%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 10 (0.077%) Graphite
12 7 (0.054%) logstash
12 7 (0.054%) Zenoss
12 7 (0.054%) Ganglia
12 7 (0.054%) Munin
13 6 (0.046%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1611 (12.37%) Microsoft
2 1490 (11.44%) Oracle
3 222 (1.71%) Google
4 137 (1.05%) IBM
5 116 (0.89%) Red Hat
6 112 (0.86%) VMware
7 110 (0.84%) Sybase
8 109 (0.84%) Zend
9 100 (0.77%) Sun
10 94 (0.72%) SAP
11 93 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
12 86 (0.66%) Twitter
13 82 (0.63%) Sitecore
14 81 (0.62%) HP
15 71 (0.55%) Apple
15 71 (0.55%) hybris
16 69 (0.53%) Telerik
17 63 (0.48%) Adobe
18 61 (0.47%) Facebook
19 60 (0.46%) TIBCO
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Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
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Corriculo
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
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Salary: From £75,000 to £90,000 per annum
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Client Server
Salary: £80k to £110k + bonus + benefits
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Salary: £25-£40k - Negotiable, dependent on experience
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Posted: 8 hours ago
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Salary: £75000 - £80000 per annum + Pension, Bonus, Healthcare
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Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus, Car, Pension, Healthcare
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