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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 35 35 33
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 6236 6441 7059
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.99% 6.18% 6.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.24% 7.51% 7.98%
Number of salaries quoted 5325 5547 6186
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £66,150 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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
86105 85797 88471
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.69% 82.28% 80.11%
Number of salaries quoted 70901 68441 74950
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 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £75,000
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 28 January 2015 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 28 January 2015. 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
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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 5733 £45,000 - 1005
London -8 1744 £55,000 - 288
South East -2 1551 £42,500 - 213
East of England -2 720 £42,500 - 178
South West +7 630 £37,500 - 110
Cambridgeshire +1 395 £44,500 +4.70% 115
Hampshire -1 395 £40,000 - 51
Cambridge +6 359 £42,500 - 99
Surrey +3 345 £45,000 -10.00% 52
Yorkshire +8 307 £40,000 - 54
North West -10 299 £40,000 - 69
West Midlands +16 285 £40,000 - 41
City of London -38 271 £55,000 +1.85% 65
Scotland +2 261 £40,000 - 36
Berkshire -13 260 £50,000 +17.64% 31
Manchester +18 221 £40,000 +6.66% 44
Bristol +5 217 £40,000 - 25
East Midlands -20 176 £40,000 +6.66% 43
Hertfordshire +10 167 £43,500 +2.35% 27
West Yorkshire -7 162 £40,000 -4.76% 35
West Sussex -4 160 £40,000 -5.88% 14
Oxfordshire -3 158 £45,000 -5.26% 32
Dorset +1 147 £35,000 -6.66% 26
Southampton +2 141 £40,000 - 19
Edinburgh +11 136 £42,000 +12.00% 19
Leeds +4 128 £40,000 -4.76% 23
Gloucestershire -1 115 £42,500 +6.25% 24
Reading -11 114 £50,000 +33.33% 14
Wales +9 104 £42,500 +6.25% 17
Birmingham +29 97 £37,500 - 18

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 5273 (41.37%) Agile Software Development
2 5112 (40.11%) C#
3 4706 (36.92%) Java
4 4424 (34.71%) Degree
5 4336 (34.02%) .NET
6 3989 (31.30%) JavaScript
7 3709 (29.10%) C++
8 3568 (28.00%) SQL
9 3291 (25.82%) HTML
10 3189 (25.02%) Computer Science
11 2910 (22.83%) OO
12 2642 (20.73%) SQL Server
13 2488 (19.52%) CSS
14 2456 (19.27%) Linux
15 2354 (18.47%) ASP.NET
16 2275 (17.85%) MVC
17 2253 (17.68%) TDD
18 2238 (17.56%) Finance
19 1960 (15.38%) XML
20 1884 (14.78%) C
21 1842 (14.45%) Windows
22 1804 (14.15%) Scrum
23 1758 (13.79%) Web Services
24 1642 (12.88%) Microsoft
25 1607 (12.61%) jQuery
26 1477 (11.59%) Python
27 1420 (11.14%) Oracle
28 1198 (9.40%) HTML5
29 1171 (9.19%) UNIX
30 1139 (8.94%) Spring

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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
1 440 (3.45%) Tomcat
2 409 (3.21%) Apache
3 377 (2.96%) Node.js
4 256 (2.01%) JBoss
5 254 (1.99%) IIS
6 250 (1.96%) WebSphere
7 242 (1.90%) SharePoint
8 240 (1.88%) WebLogic
9 224 (1.76%) CMS
10 104 (0.82%) Drupal
11 100 (0.78%) Confluence
12 86 (0.67%) Apache Solr
13 82 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
14 78 (0.61%) MQSeries
15 72 (0.56%) nginx
15 72 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
16 66 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
17 58 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 54 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
19 51 (0.40%) GlassFish
Applications
1 954 (7.49%) MS Excel
2 121 (0.95%) MS Office
3 80 (0.63%) Photoshop
4 69 (0.54%) Simulink
5 49 (0.38%) MS Visio
6 42 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
7 36 (0.28%) MS Project
8 30 (0.24%) TargetLink
9 17 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
10 14 (0.11%) Stateflow
10 14 (0.11%) Mingle
11 12 (0.094%) Mathematica
12 11 (0.086%) AutoCAD
13 10 (0.078%) Maya
14 9 (0.071%) 3ds Max
14 9 (0.071%) Doxygen
14 9 (0.071%) InfoPath
15 7 (0.055%) Fireworks
15 7 (0.055%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 7 (0.055%) Blender
Business Applications
1 97 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
3 14 (0.11%) Magento
3 14 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
4 13 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 12 (0.094%) Oracle Applications
6 7 (0.055%) Google Analytics
7 6 (0.047%) Tridion
7 6 (0.047%) SAP PM
7 6 (0.047%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
7 6 (0.047%) Advent Moxy
8 5 (0.039%) SAP MRS
8 5 (0.039%) Visualfiles
8 5 (0.039%) IntelliMatch
9 4 (0.031%) LabWindows
9 4 (0.031%) Oracle 11i
9 4 (0.031%) Workday HCM
9 4 (0.031%) Fredhopper
10 3 (0.024%) Dynamics NAV
11 2 (0.016%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 285 (2.24%) SaaS
2 249 (1.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 139 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
4 116 (0.91%) GitHub
5 96 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
6 95 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
7 59 (0.46%) PaaS
8 28 (0.22%) Amazon S3
9 21 (0.16%) Force.com
10 16 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
11 14 (0.11%) Google Apps
12 12 (0.094%) IaaS
13 10 (0.078%) Amazon SQS
14 7 (0.055%) Google Compute Engine
15 4 (0.031%) Office 365
16 3 (0.024%) Joyent
16 3 (0.024%) Route 53
16 3 (0.024%) Google App Engine
16 3 (0.024%) ElastiCache
16 3 (0.024%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 374 (2.93%) TCP/IP
2 348 (2.73%) Internet
3 305 (2.39%) HTTP
4 141 (1.11%) Ethernet
5 127 (1.00%) Wireless
6 65 (0.51%) Firewall
7 62 (0.49%) LDAP
8 55 (0.43%) SSL
9 49 (0.38%) GSM
10 44 (0.35%) SNMP
11 42 (0.33%) DNS
12 40 (0.31%) Intranet
13 37 (0.29%) LTE
14 36 (0.28%) FTP
15 35 (0.27%) 3G
16 33 (0.26%) DVB
16 33 (0.26%) ZigBee
17 31 (0.24%) Bluetooth
18 30 (0.24%) LAN
18 30 (0.24%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2642 (20.73%) SQL Server
2 1014 (7.96%) MySQL
3 767 (6.02%) Relational Database
4 503 (3.95%) NoSQL
5 493 (3.87%) Big Data
6 406 (3.19%) RDBMS
7 405 (3.18%) MongoDB
8 402 (3.15%) SQL Server 2008
9 276 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
10 227 (1.78%) Hadoop
11 217 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
12 157 (1.23%) Oracle Database
13 145 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
14 129 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 125 (0.98%) Redis
16 116 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 83 (0.65%) RavenDB
17 83 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
17 83 (0.65%) DB2
18 81 (0.64%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 995 (7.81%) Git (software)
2 881 (6.91%) Visual Studio
3 743 (5.83%) Subversion
4 475 (3.73%) JUnit
5 462 (3.62%) Team Foundation Server
6 439 (3.44%) Selenium
7 437 (3.43%) Maven
8 436 (3.42%) Jenkins
9 420 (3.30%) JIRA
10 394 (3.09%) Eclipse
11 315 (2.47%) NUnit
12 215 (1.69%) Cucumber
13 167 (1.31%) TeamCity
14 159 (1.25%) Ant
15 125 (0.98%) WebDriver
16 118 (0.93%) Jasmine
17 110 (0.86%) Rational DOORS
18 109 (0.86%) Hudson
19 103 (0.81%) Rhino Mocks
19 103 (0.81%) Moq
General
1 2238 (17.56%) Finance
2 503 (3.95%) Banking
3 471 (3.70%) Telecoms
4 458 (3.59%) Marketing
5 421 (3.30%) Electronics
6 402 (3.15%) Retail
7 334 (2.62%) Games
8 201 (1.58%) Aerospace
9 197 (1.55%) Manufacturing
10 192 (1.51%) Automotive
11 184 (1.44%) Front Office
12 167 (1.31%) Financial Institution
13 152 (1.19%) Advertising
14 113 (0.89%) Back Office
15 111 (0.87%) Military
16 103 (0.81%) Legal
17 93 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
18 92 (0.72%) Investment Banking
19 73 (0.57%) Publishing
20 69 (0.54%) French Language
Job Titles
1 6282 (49.29%) Developer
2 5100 (40.02%) Software Engineer
3 1573 (12.34%) Software Developer
4 1388 (10.89%) Java Developer
5 1230 (9.65%) C# Developer
6 1159 (9.09%) Senior Developer
7 1150 (9.02%) Senior Software Engineer
8 983 (7.71%) .NET Developer
9 694 (5.45%) C# .NET Developer
10 631 (4.95%) Graduate
11 537 (4.21%) Programmer
12 535 (4.20%) C++ Developer
13 525 (4.12%) C++ Software Engineer
14 520 (4.08%) Junior
15 473 (3.71%) Java Software Engineer
16 423 (3.32%) C# Software Engineer
17 418 (3.28%) Embedded Software Engineer
18 413 (3.24%) Web Developer
19 368 (2.89%) Junior Developer
20 367 (2.88%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4336 (34.02%) .NET
2 3291 (25.82%) HTML
3 2488 (19.52%) CSS
4 2354 (18.47%) ASP.NET
5 1960 (15.38%) XML
6 1758 (13.79%) Web Services
7 1607 (12.61%) jQuery
8 1198 (9.40%) HTML5
9 1139 (8.94%) Spring
10 1085 (8.51%) ASP.NET MVC
11 984 (7.72%) J2EE
12 866 (6.79%) WCF
13 851 (6.68%) .NET Framework
14 816 (6.40%) Ajax
15 809 (6.35%) WPF
16 645 (5.06%) AngularJS
17 634 (4.97%) REST
18 632 (4.96%) SOAP
19 567 (4.45%) CSS3
20 563 (4.42%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3189 (25.02%) Computer Science
2 1002 (7.86%) Mathematics
3 945 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
4 858 (6.73%) Open Source
5 721 (5.66%) Algorithms
6 514 (4.03%) User Experience
7 469 (3.68%) Enterprise Software
8 420 (3.30%) Mobile App
9 360 (2.82%) Embedded Systems
10 354 (2.78%) Physics
11 287 (2.25%) Visualisation
12 273 (2.14%) Data Structures
13 218 (1.71%) Management Information System
14 185 (1.45%) Client/Server
15 172 (1.35%) Hedge funds
16 164 (1.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 147 (1.15%) Device Driver
18 137 (1.07%) Derivative
19 129 (1.01%) N-Tier
20 112 (0.88%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2456 (19.27%) Linux
2 1842 (14.45%) Windows
3 1171 (9.19%) UNIX
4 727 (5.70%) Android
5 601 (4.72%) Apple iOS
6 114 (0.89%) Embedded Linux
7 104 (0.82%) Solaris
8 90 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 86 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 72 (0.56%) Mac OS X
11 54 (0.42%) CentOS
12 51 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
13 50 (0.39%) Windows Phone
13 50 (0.39%) Ubuntu
14 49 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
15 46 (0.36%) AIX
16 45 (0.35%) HPUX
17 42 (0.33%) VxWorks
18 39 (0.31%) Windows 7
19 37 (0.29%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5273 (41.37%) Agile Software Development
2 2910 (22.83%) OO
3 2275 (17.85%) MVC
4 2253 (17.68%) TDD
5 1804 (14.15%) Scrum
6 1063 (8.34%) Continuous Integration
7 1025 (8.04%) Multithreading
8 978 (7.67%) OOP
9 946 (7.42%) OOD
10 923 (7.24%) Unit Testing
11 812 (6.37%) UML
12 796 (6.25%) E-Commerce
13 769 (6.03%) BDD
14 762 (5.98%) Web Development
15 687 (5.39%) Mentoring
16 620 (4.86%) Project Management
17 487 (3.82%) SOA
18 419 (3.29%) Analytics
19 403 (3.16%) Test Automation
20 353 (2.77%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 5112 (40.11%) C#
2 4706 (36.92%) Java
3 3989 (31.30%) JavaScript
4 3709 (29.10%) C++
5 3568 (28.00%) SQL
6 1884 (14.78%) C
7 1477 (11.59%) Python
8 994 (7.80%) PHP
9 587 (4.61%) VB.NET
10 561 (4.40%) Ruby
11 523 (4.10%) T-SQL
12 442 (3.47%) Perl
13 338 (2.65%) Embedded C
14 294 (2.31%) VB
14 294 (2.31%) Objective-C
15 268 (2.10%) Scala
16 246 (1.93%) PL/SQL
17 233 (1.83%) Embedded C++
18 190 (1.49%) MATLAB
19 187 (1.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4424 (34.71%) Degree
2 516 (4.05%) Security Cleared
3 335 (2.63%) PhD
4 303 (2.38%) SC Cleared
5 141 (1.11%) DV Cleared
6 99 (0.78%) ISEB
7 88 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
8 61 (0.48%) Sun Certification
9 55 (0.43%) HND
10 41 (0.32%) ISTQB
11 40 (0.31%) OCPJP
12 33 (0.26%) Postgraduate
13 27 (0.21%) Oracle Certification
13 27 (0.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 25 (0.20%) PMI Certification
15 24 (0.19%) Chartered Engineer
16 22 (0.17%) MCSD
17 21 (0.16%) HNC
17 21 (0.16%) OCMJD
18 17 (0.13%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 770 (6.04%) QA
2 135 (1.06%) ISO 9001
3 52 (0.41%) DO-178B
4 46 (0.36%) SLA
5 43 (0.34%) PCI DSS
6 37 (0.29%) JTAG
7 36 (0.28%) IEC 61508
8 19 (0.15%) JSP 440
9 16 (0.13%) ISO 9000
10 13 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 12 (0.094%) EMIR
11 12 (0.094%) Dodd-Frank
12 11 (0.086%) DO-254
13 9 (0.071%) WCAG
14 8 (0.063%) GAMP
14 8 (0.063%) ISO 8583
15 7 (0.055%) WAI
15 7 (0.055%) Data Quality
16 3 (0.024%) TickIT
17 2 (0.016%) HL7
System Software
1 210 (1.65%) Firmware
2 68 (0.53%) Active Directory
3 62 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 61 (0.48%) Hyper-V
5 37 (0.29%) Varnish
6 17 (0.13%) KVM
6 17 (0.13%) Xen
7 15 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
8 14 (0.11%) Docker
9 12 (0.094%) QEMU
9 12 (0.094%) XenServer
10 11 (0.086%) HDFS
10 11 (0.086%) Terminal Services
11 10 (0.078%) NFS
12 7 (0.055%) Snort
12 7 (0.055%) qmail
12 7 (0.055%) OpenSIPS
13 5 (0.039%) IMail Server
14 4 (0.031%) ISA Server
15 3 (0.024%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 164 (1.29%) Puppet
2 155 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
3 67 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
4 57 (0.45%) Nagios
5 40 (0.31%) Ansible
6 35 (0.27%) Vagrant
7 14 (0.11%) Capistrano
8 13 (0.10%) Salt
9 10 (0.078%) yum
9 10 (0.078%) SCCM
10 9 (0.071%) Hadoop YARN
11 8 (0.063%) Graphite
11 8 (0.063%) ZABBIX
11 8 (0.063%) OpenNMS
11 8 (0.063%) logstash
12 7 (0.055%) Zenoss
13 6 (0.047%) OpenAM
13 6 (0.047%) HAProxy
14 5 (0.039%) MOM
14 5 (0.039%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1642 (12.88%) Microsoft
2 1420 (11.14%) Oracle
3 195 (1.53%) Google
4 135 (1.06%) IBM
5 112 (0.88%) Sybase
6 109 (0.86%) Red Hat
7 105 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
8 101 (0.79%) Zend
9 98 (0.77%) Sun
10 92 (0.72%) SAP
10 92 (0.72%) VMware
11 88 (0.69%) Sitecore
12 78 (0.61%) hybris
13 76 (0.60%) Twitter
14 74 (0.58%) Apple
15 70 (0.55%) Telerik
16 67 (0.53%) Adobe
17 64 (0.50%) Facebook
18 61 (0.48%) Endeca
19 60 (0.47%) HP
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