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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 37 38 32
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -6
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 6503 6330 6973
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.71% 5.82% 6.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.95% 7.14% 7.81%
Number of salaries quoted 5463 5584 6006
Average salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.17% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £28,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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
93506 88688 89250
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.05% 81.54% 78.98%
Number of salaries quoted 75545 72933 75228
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 £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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
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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 5974 £45,000 +5.88% 868
London -1 2034 £55,000 - 221
South East 0 1412 £42,500 - 201
East of England -2 794 £42,500 +6.25% 132
South West -6 566 £35,000 - 134
Cambridgeshire +5 483 £45,000 +12.50% 83
Cambridge +5 437 £42,500 -5.55% 65
City of London -4 374 £57,500 -4.16% 59
Hampshire +16 368 £40,000 - 51
Yorkshire 0 342 £40,000 - 59
Scotland -1 298 £40,000 - 39
Surrey -1 296 £45,000 - 40
West Midlands -8 292 £35,000 -4.10% 40
East Midlands +3 288 £40,000 - 24
North West -32 257 £40,000 +14.28% 46
Berkshire -24 198 £45,000 +5.88% 22
West Yorkshire -13 184 £40,000 - 34
Manchester -12 180 £40,000 +17.64% 18
Edinburgh +12 178 £42,500 +13.33% 13
Bristol -6 151 £35,000 +2.94% 51
Hertfordshire +5 148 £42,500 +13.33% 28
Oxfordshire 0 142 £48,250 +7.22% 33
Leeds -4 132 £42,500 +6.25% 27
Dorset -6 113 £32,500 -7.14% 19
Southampton +15 109 £42,500 +6.25% 15
Nottinghamshire +13 108 £42,000 +5.00% 6
West Sussex -7 105 £42,500 - 11
Gloucestershire -8 104 £37,500 - 22
Nottingham +10 103 £42,000 +5.00% 6
Somerset +17 97 £34,750 -7.33% 23

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 5535 (40.94%) Agile Software Development
2 5266 (38.95%) Java
3 5207 (38.51%) C#
4 4791 (35.43%) Degree
5 4371 (32.33%) .NET
6 4068 (30.09%) C++
7 4035 (29.84%) JavaScript
8 3838 (28.39%) SQL
9 3689 (27.28%) Computer Science
10 3559 (26.32%) HTML
11 3120 (23.08%) OO
12 2720 (20.12%) SQL Server
13 2634 (19.48%) CSS
14 2616 (19.35%) Linux
15 2541 (18.79%) Finance
16 2336 (17.28%) TDD
17 2281 (16.87%) ASP.NET
18 2147 (15.88%) C
19 2019 (14.93%) MVC
20 1998 (14.78%) Scrum
21 1964 (14.53%) XML
22 1909 (14.12%) Windows
23 1811 (13.39%) Web Services
24 1723 (12.74%) Microsoft
25 1631 (12.06%) Oracle
26 1600 (11.83%) jQuery
27 1575 (11.65%) Python
28 1346 (9.95%) UNIX
29 1302 (9.63%) HTML5
30 1199 (8.87%) Mathematics

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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
1 484 (3.58%) Tomcat
2 446 (3.30%) Apache
3 397 (2.94%) Node.js
4 290 (2.14%) SharePoint
5 278 (2.06%) WebSphere
6 267 (1.97%) JBoss
7 238 (1.76%) IIS
8 229 (1.69%) WebLogic
9 221 (1.63%) CMS
10 129 (0.95%) Apache Solr
11 90 (0.67%) Drupal
12 80 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
13 76 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
14 75 (0.55%) Confluence
15 74 (0.55%) GlassFish
16 70 (0.52%) MQSeries
17 69 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
18 67 (0.50%) Umbraco
19 61 (0.45%) WordPress
20 59 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1014 (7.50%) MS Excel
2 142 (1.05%) MS Office
3 70 (0.52%) Photoshop
4 67 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 57 (0.42%) Simulink
6 50 (0.37%) MS Visio
7 48 (0.36%) MS Project
8 24 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
9 23 (0.17%) TargetLink
10 17 (0.13%) Stateflow
10 17 (0.13%) Maya
11 15 (0.11%) 3ds Max
12 14 (0.10%) Mingle
13 11 (0.081%) Mathematica
13 11 (0.081%) InfoPath
14 9 (0.067%) Adobe After Effects
14 9 (0.067%) Blender
15 8 (0.059%) Doxygen
16 6 (0.044%) CINEMA 4D
16 6 (0.044%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 70 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 47 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
3 38 (0.28%) Magento
4 17 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
5 8 (0.059%) Markit EDM
5 8 (0.059%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 7 (0.052%) AquaLogic BPM
6 7 (0.052%) Oracle Cash Management
7 6 (0.044%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
7 6 (0.044%) Advent Moxy
8 5 (0.037%) Tridion
9 4 (0.030%) Dynamics AX
9 4 (0.030%) Visualfiles
10 3 (0.022%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.022%) LabWindows
11 2 (0.015%) Cognos TM1
11 2 (0.015%) CODA-Financials
11 2 (0.015%) SAP MDM
11 2 (0.015%) Dynamics NAV
11 2 (0.015%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 315 (2.33%) SaaS
2 178 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 159 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
4 111 (0.82%) GitHub
5 104 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
6 96 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
7 43 (0.32%) PaaS
8 27 (0.20%) Amazon S3
9 18 (0.13%) Force.com
10 15 (0.11%) Google App Engine
10 15 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
10 15 (0.11%) Google Apps
11 11 (0.081%) Amazon EMR
12 10 (0.074%) IaaS
13 8 (0.059%) Office 365
13 8 (0.059%) Google Compute Engine
14 4 (0.030%) Heroku
15 3 (0.022%) Amazon ELB
16 2 (0.015%) Route 53
17 1 (0.007%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 425 (3.14%) Internet
2 385 (2.85%) HTTP
3 346 (2.56%) TCP/IP
4 122 (0.90%) Wireless
5 119 (0.88%) Ethernet
6 101 (0.75%) SSL
7 91 (0.67%) GSM
8 54 (0.40%) RTP
9 52 (0.38%) LDAP
10 51 (0.38%) DNS
10 51 (0.38%) LTE
11 50 (0.37%) Intranet
12 40 (0.30%) Firewall
13 38 (0.28%) VoIP
14 37 (0.27%) SMTP
15 35 (0.26%) UMTS
16 34 (0.25%) SMS
17 33 (0.24%) GPRS
17 33 (0.24%) 3G
18 32 (0.24%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2720 (20.12%) SQL Server
2 1004 (7.43%) MySQL
3 852 (6.30%) Relational Database
4 613 (4.53%) Big Data
5 540 (3.99%) NoSQL
6 454 (3.36%) SQL Server 2008
7 445 (3.29%) MongoDB
8 390 (2.88%) RDBMS
9 338 (2.50%) Hadoop
10 276 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
11 249 (1.84%) SQL Server 2012
12 178 (1.32%) Oracle Database
13 165 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
14 162 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
15 136 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 132 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 128 (0.95%) Redis
18 121 (0.89%) DB2
19 82 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
20 77 (0.57%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1027 (7.60%) Visual Studio
2 1009 (7.46%) Git (software)
3 832 (6.15%) Subversion
4 505 (3.73%) Maven
4 505 (3.73%) Jenkins
5 490 (3.62%) JUnit
6 484 (3.58%) Selenium
7 436 (3.22%) Team Foundation Server
8 434 (3.21%) Eclipse
9 358 (2.65%) JIRA
10 317 (2.34%) NUnit
11 277 (2.05%) Cucumber
12 195 (1.44%) Ant
13 188 (1.39%) Hudson
14 142 (1.05%) TeamCity
15 132 (0.98%) WebDriver
16 127 (0.94%) Jasmine
17 122 (0.90%) Rational DOORS
18 99 (0.73%) Rhino Mocks
19 95 (0.70%) Xcode
General
1 2541 (18.79%) Finance
2 621 (4.59%) Banking
3 549 (4.06%) Games
4 495 (3.66%) Telecoms
5 446 (3.30%) Electronics
6 372 (2.75%) Marketing
7 318 (2.35%) Retail
8 247 (1.83%) Front Office
9 226 (1.67%) Aerospace
10 200 (1.48%) Manufacturing
11 196 (1.45%) Investment Banking
12 173 (1.28%) Automotive
13 168 (1.24%) Financial Institution
13 168 (1.24%) Military
14 130 (0.96%) Legal
15 110 (0.81%) Advertising
16 101 (0.75%) Publishing
17 97 (0.72%) Back Office
18 91 (0.67%) Law
19 86 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6982 (51.64%) Developer
2 5346 (39.54%) Software Engineer
3 1714 (12.68%) Java Developer
4 1680 (12.43%) Software Developer
5 1328 (9.82%) Senior Developer
6 1269 (9.39%) C# Developer
7 1185 (8.76%) Senior Software Engineer
8 1052 (7.78%) .NET Developer
9 763 (5.64%) Graduate
10 700 (5.18%) C# .NET Developer
11 671 (4.96%) Programmer
12 587 (4.34%) C++ Developer
13 584 (4.32%) Junior
14 582 (4.30%) C++ Software Engineer
15 562 (4.16%) Java Software Engineer
16 465 (3.44%) Web Developer
17 449 (3.32%) Analyst
18 445 (3.29%) C# Software Engineer
19 396 (2.93%) .NET Software Engineer
20 395 (2.92%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4371 (32.33%) .NET
2 3559 (26.32%) HTML
3 2634 (19.48%) CSS
4 2281 (16.87%) ASP.NET
5 1964 (14.53%) XML
6 1811 (13.39%) Web Services
7 1600 (11.83%) jQuery
8 1302 (9.63%) HTML5
9 1153 (8.53%) Spring
10 1023 (7.57%) J2EE
11 901 (6.66%) .NET Framework
12 899 (6.65%) WCF
13 871 (6.44%) ASP.NET MVC
14 784 (5.80%) Ajax
15 752 (5.56%) WPF
16 733 (5.42%) CSS3
17 627 (4.64%) SOAP
18 596 (4.41%) REST
19 585 (4.33%) Hibernate
20 533 (3.94%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 3689 (27.28%) Computer Science
2 1199 (8.87%) Mathematics
3 967 (7.15%) Analytical Skills
4 905 (6.69%) Algorithms
5 856 (6.33%) Open Source
6 592 (4.38%) User Experience
7 551 (4.08%) Mobile App
8 522 (3.86%) Enterprise Software
9 404 (2.99%) Physics
10 336 (2.49%) Data Structures
11 312 (2.31%) Embedded Systems
12 285 (2.11%) Visualisation
13 238 (1.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 207 (1.53%) Management Information System
15 205 (1.52%) Client/Server
16 168 (1.24%) Derivative
17 156 (1.15%) Hedge funds
18 148 (1.09%) 3D Graphics
19 147 (1.09%) Device Driver
20 145 (1.07%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2616 (19.35%) Linux
2 1909 (14.12%) Windows
3 1346 (9.95%) UNIX
4 877 (6.49%) Android
5 673 (4.98%) Apple iOS
6 152 (1.12%) Embedded Linux
7 117 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 109 (0.81%) Solaris
9 87 (0.64%) Mac OS X
10 76 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
11 61 (0.45%) Windows Phone
12 51 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
12 51 (0.38%) CentOS
12 51 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
13 49 (0.36%) Debian
14 48 (0.36%) Windows CE
15 46 (0.34%) AIX
16 45 (0.33%) Ubuntu
17 41 (0.30%) HPUX
18 33 (0.24%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5535 (40.94%) Agile Software Development
2 3120 (23.08%) OO
3 2336 (17.28%) TDD
4 2019 (14.93%) MVC
5 1998 (14.78%) Scrum
6 1136 (8.40%) Multithreading
7 1110 (8.21%) Unit Testing
8 1090 (8.06%) Continuous Integration
9 1078 (7.97%) OOP
10 952 (7.04%) OOD
11 897 (6.63%) E-Commerce
12 848 (6.27%) Web Development
13 764 (5.65%) Mentoring
14 711 (5.26%) UML
15 692 (5.12%) BDD
16 646 (4.78%) Project Management
17 533 (3.94%) SOA
18 376 (2.78%) Configuration Management
19 371 (2.74%) Automated Testing
20 368 (2.72%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5266 (38.95%) Java
2 5207 (38.51%) C#
3 4068 (30.09%) C++
4 4035 (29.84%) JavaScript
5 3838 (28.39%) SQL
6 2147 (15.88%) C
7 1575 (11.65%) Python
8 1022 (7.56%) PHP
9 649 (4.80%) Ruby
10 581 (4.30%) VB.NET
11 518 (3.83%) Perl
12 410 (3.03%) T-SQL
13 365 (2.70%) Scala
14 348 (2.57%) Objective-C
15 310 (2.29%) Embedded C
16 290 (2.14%) VB
17 253 (1.87%) PL/SQL
18 237 (1.75%) Shell Script
19 213 (1.58%) Bash Shell
20 192 (1.42%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 4791 (35.43%) Degree
2 512 (3.79%) Security Cleared
3 353 (2.61%) PhD
4 252 (1.86%) SC Cleared
5 120 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
6 119 (0.88%) DV Cleared
7 103 (0.76%) ISEB
8 70 (0.52%) HND
9 65 (0.48%) Sun Certification
10 41 (0.30%) Postgraduate
11 39 (0.29%) ISTQB
12 36 (0.27%) MCP
13 35 (0.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 33 (0.24%) MCSD
14 33 (0.24%) MCSE
15 29 (0.21%) MCTS
16 28 (0.21%) OCPJP
17 24 (0.18%) HNC
18 18 (0.13%) OCMJD
19 13 (0.096%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 811 (6.00%) QA
2 177 (1.31%) ISO 9001
3 67 (0.50%) SLA
4 35 (0.26%) DO-178B
5 32 (0.24%) ISO 9000
6 31 (0.23%) IEC 61508
7 21 (0.16%) JTAG
8 17 (0.13%) TickIT
8 17 (0.13%) EMIR
8 17 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
9 15 (0.11%) Data Quality
10 12 (0.089%) WAI
11 8 (0.059%) ISO 8583
12 7 (0.052%) PCI DSS
12 7 (0.052%) Solvency II
13 6 (0.044%) JSP 440
14 5 (0.037%) FATCA
14 5 (0.037%) AIFMD
15 4 (0.030%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 4 (0.030%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 175 (1.29%) Firmware
2 73 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (0.39%) Active Directory
4 34 (0.25%) Hyper-V
5 31 (0.23%) KVM
6 23 (0.17%) Xen
7 22 (0.16%) HDFS
8 19 (0.14%) Varnish
9 15 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
10 11 (0.081%) IMail Server
10 11 (0.081%) XenServer
10 11 (0.081%) QEMU
10 11 (0.081%) OpenSIPS
11 9 (0.067%) Snort
12 8 (0.059%) VMware ESX
12 8 (0.059%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 7 (0.052%) Apache Flume
13 7 (0.052%) VMware Workstation
14 6 (0.044%) Terminal Services
14 6 (0.044%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 160 (1.18%) Puppet
2 101 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
3 70 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
4 60 (0.44%) Nagios
5 42 (0.31%) Vagrant
6 18 (0.13%) Ansible
6 18 (0.13%) Hadoop YARN
7 13 (0.096%) HAProxy
7 13 (0.096%) SCCM
7 13 (0.096%) ZABBIX
8 12 (0.089%) logstash
8 12 (0.089%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 11 (0.081%) Capistrano
9 11 (0.081%) Salt
10 10 (0.074%) Ganglia
10 10 (0.074%) Munin
11 7 (0.052%) YUM
12 6 (0.044%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 5 (0.037%) CA SiteMinder
13 5 (0.037%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 1723 (12.74%) Microsoft
2 1631 (12.06%) Oracle
3 242 (1.79%) Google
4 129 (0.95%) Zend
5 124 (0.92%) IBM
6 114 (0.84%) Red Hat
6 114 (0.84%) VMware
7 109 (0.81%) Twitter
8 103 (0.76%) Sybase
9 100 (0.74%) Adobe
9 100 (0.74%) Sitecore
10 98 (0.72%) SAP
11 96 (0.71%) Sun
12 90 (0.67%) Facebook
13 78 (0.58%) TIBCO
14 74 (0.55%) hybris
15 70 (0.52%) HP
16 64 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
17 59 (0.44%) Telerik
18 49 (0.36%) Perforce
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