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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 37 32 34
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +2
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 6513 7479 6783
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.89% 6.23% 6.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.08% 7.59% 7.54%
Number of salaries quoted 5554 6486 5793
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
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
92045 98475 89909
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 83.20% 82.01% 80.07%
Number of salaries quoted 74373 79144 73784
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,919 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(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 -6 6055 £45,000 - 1005
London -3 2092 £55,000 - 314
South East -1 1545 £42,500 -5.55% 225
East of England -3 637 £42,500 - 132
South West -2 563 £40,000 +6.66% 115
City of London -6 363 £55,000 - 92
Yorkshire +10 358 £40,000 - 57
Cambridgeshire +1 330 £42,500 +6.25% 92
Hampshire +3 318 £40,000 - 56
North West +2 313 £40,000 +6.66% 57
Surrey -5 310 £50,000 +5.26% 44
Cambridge +1 293 £42,500 +6.25% 77
Berkshire +5 285 £45,000 -4.25% 45
West Midlands +5 274 £40,000 +3.89% 38
East Midlands 0 257 £40,000 +6.66% 49
Scotland +3 234 £40,000 - 39
Manchester +12 220 £40,000 - 30
Bristol +1 218 £42,500 +13.33% 46
West Sussex +10 216 £40,000 -15.78% 7
West Yorkshire +20 213 £41,250 +3.12% 31
Leeds +26 177 £42,500 +6.25% 17
Hertfordshire -8 153 £45,000 +8.43% 13
East Sussex +19 140 £40,000 - 12
Edinburgh 0 139 £38,500 -6.66% 22
Buckinghamshire +23 137 £38,000 -5.00% 17
Reading +24 130 £45,000 -5.26% 27
Southampton +2 116 £37,500 -6.25% 19
Brighton +21 113 £38,000 -5.00% 6
Birmingham +36 112 £35,000 -12.50% 11
Oxfordshire -16 111 £45,000 - 33

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 5461 (42.68%) Agile Software Development
2 5165 (40.37%) C#
3 4693 (36.68%) Java
4 4410 (34.47%) .NET
5 4405 (34.43%) Degree
6 4039 (31.57%) JavaScript
7 3708 (28.98%) SQL
8 3533 (27.61%) C++
9 3186 (24.90%) HTML
10 3031 (23.69%) Computer Science
11 2857 (22.33%) OO
12 2577 (20.14%) SQL Server
13 2522 (19.71%) Linux
14 2480 (19.38%) CSS
15 2445 (19.11%) ASP.NET
16 2361 (18.45%) MVC
17 2277 (17.80%) TDD
18 2145 (16.76%) Finance
19 1947 (15.22%) Windows
20 1906 (14.90%) C
21 1890 (14.77%) XML
22 1811 (14.15%) Scrum
23 1788 (13.97%) jQuery
24 1701 (13.29%) Web Services
25 1686 (13.18%) Microsoft
26 1537 (12.01%) Python
27 1400 (10.94%) Oracle
28 1277 (9.98%) Spring
29 1263 (9.87%) HTML5
30 1113 (8.70%) UNIX

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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
1 485 (3.79%) Node.js
2 465 (3.63%) Tomcat
3 430 (3.36%) Apache
4 253 (1.98%) IIS
5 248 (1.94%) SharePoint
6 244 (1.91%) WebSphere
7 235 (1.84%) JBoss
8 214 (1.67%) CMS
9 211 (1.65%) WebLogic
10 121 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
11 101 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
12 87 (0.68%) Apache Solr
13 81 (0.63%) Confluence
14 74 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
15 73 (0.57%) nginx
16 63 (0.49%) Drupal
17 60 (0.47%) MQSeries
18 58 (0.45%) Apache Spark
19 56 (0.44%) OpenStack
20 46 (0.36%) Umbraco
Applications
1 868 (6.78%) MS Excel
2 119 (0.93%) MS Office
3 89 (0.70%) Photoshop
4 62 (0.48%) Simulink
5 45 (0.35%) MS Visio
6 36 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
7 33 (0.26%) TargetLink
8 24 (0.19%) MS Project
8 24 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
9 18 (0.14%) Mingle
10 16 (0.13%) InfoPath
11 11 (0.086%) AutoCAD
12 10 (0.078%) Fireworks
13 9 (0.070%) Spreadsheet
14 8 (0.063%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 8 (0.063%) FrameMaker
15 6 (0.047%) GNU Octave
16 3 (0.023%) Maya
16 3 (0.023%) Mathematica
17 2 (0.016%) Houdini
Business Applications
1 92 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
3 27 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 24 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
5 12 (0.094%) Magento
6 9 (0.070%) Oracle Applications
7 7 (0.055%) assyst
8 6 (0.047%) SAP PM
8 6 (0.047%) Sophis RISQUE
9 5 (0.039%) Oracle 11i
9 5 (0.039%) Dynamics NAV
9 5 (0.039%) RMDS
9 5 (0.039%) SAP MRS
9 5 (0.039%) IntelliMatch
10 4 (0.031%) Fredhopper
10 4 (0.031%) LabWindows
11 3 (0.023%) Workday HCM
11 3 (0.023%) Endur
11 3 (0.023%) Oracle EBS
12 2 (0.016%) MoSes
Cloud Services
1 447 (3.49%) Amazon AWS
2 360 (2.81%) SaaS
3 323 (2.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 124 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
5 88 (0.69%) GitHub
6 80 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
7 55 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
8 49 (0.38%) PaaS
9 33 (0.26%) IaaS
10 31 (0.24%) Amazon S3
11 27 (0.21%) Google App Engine
12 24 (0.19%) Google Analytics
13 18 (0.14%) Force.com
14 13 (0.10%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 13 (0.10%) AWS CloudFormation
15 12 (0.094%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 9 (0.070%) AWS OpsWorks
17 8 (0.063%) HP Helion
18 6 (0.047%) Sumo Logic
18 6 (0.047%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 378 (2.95%) Internet
2 368 (2.88%) TCP/IP
3 362 (2.83%) HTTP
4 159 (1.24%) Ethernet
5 129 (1.01%) Wireless
6 75 (0.59%) Firewall
7 51 (0.40%) LDAP
8 49 (0.38%) DNS
9 45 (0.35%) Bluetooth
10 44 (0.34%) GSM
11 38 (0.30%) VoIP
12 36 (0.28%) FTP
12 36 (0.28%) SSL
13 35 (0.27%) SMTP
14 34 (0.27%) Broadband
14 34 (0.27%) DVB
14 34 (0.27%) ZigBee
14 34 (0.27%) Network Security
15 32 (0.25%) Profibus
16 30 (0.23%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2577 (20.14%) SQL Server
2 996 (7.78%) MySQL
3 814 (6.36%) Relational Database
4 520 (4.06%) NoSQL
5 502 (3.92%) MongoDB
6 439 (3.43%) RDBMS
7 411 (3.21%) Big Data
8 372 (2.91%) SQL Server 2008
9 279 (2.18%) PostgreSQL
10 239 (1.87%) Hadoop
11 211 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
12 187 (1.46%) Oracle Database
13 154 (1.20%) Redis
14 140 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 116 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
16 111 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 105 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
18 92 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
19 62 (0.48%) DB2
20 59 (0.46%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1095 (8.56%) Git (software)
2 929 (7.26%) Visual Studio
3 659 (5.15%) Subversion
4 482 (3.77%) Maven
5 467 (3.65%) Team Foundation Server
6 420 (3.28%) JUnit
7 414 (3.24%) Jenkins
8 406 (3.17%) Selenium
9 400 (3.13%) Eclipse
10 360 (2.81%) JIRA
11 336 (2.63%) NUnit
12 182 (1.42%) Ant
13 174 (1.36%) Cucumber
14 157 (1.23%) TeamCity
15 113 (0.88%) Jasmine
16 109 (0.85%) WebDriver
17 105 (0.82%) Moq
18 95 (0.74%) Rational DOORS
19 86 (0.67%) Grunt
20 78 (0.61%) Hudson
General
1 2145 (16.76%) Finance
2 528 (4.13%) Retail
3 526 (4.11%) Telecoms
4 448 (3.50%) Banking
5 441 (3.45%) Electronics
6 389 (3.04%) Marketing
7 352 (2.75%) Games
8 230 (1.80%) Automotive
9 210 (1.64%) Manufacturing
10 198 (1.55%) Aerospace
11 182 (1.42%) Financial Institution
12 155 (1.21%) Front Office
13 146 (1.14%) Advertising
14 120 (0.94%) Back Office
15 99 (0.77%) Military
16 75 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
17 71 (0.55%) Legal
18 54 (0.42%) Law
19 49 (0.38%) Investment Banking
20 47 (0.37%) French Language
Job Titles
1 6242 (48.78%) Developer
2 5182 (40.50%) Software Engineer
3 1592 (12.44%) Software Developer
4 1322 (10.33%) Java Developer
5 1267 (9.90%) C# Developer
6 1123 (8.78%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1087 (8.50%) Senior Developer
8 976 (7.63%) .NET Developer
9 745 (5.82%) C# .NET Developer
10 597 (4.67%) Graduate
11 530 (4.14%) Programmer
12 519 (4.06%) C# Software Engineer
13 512 (4.00%) Junior
14 482 (3.77%) C++ Developer
15 475 (3.71%) Embedded Software Engineer
16 465 (3.63%) C++ Software Engineer
17 441 (3.45%) Web Developer
18 431 (3.37%) Java Software Engineer
19 415 (3.24%) Architect
20 363 (2.84%) .NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4410 (34.47%) .NET
2 3186 (24.90%) HTML
3 2480 (19.38%) CSS
4 2445 (19.11%) ASP.NET
5 1890 (14.77%) XML
6 1788 (13.97%) jQuery
7 1701 (13.29%) Web Services
8 1277 (9.98%) Spring
9 1263 (9.87%) HTML5
10 1107 (8.65%) ASP.NET MVC
11 956 (7.47%) J2EE
12 868 (6.78%) AngularJS
13 845 (6.60%) Ajax
14 816 (6.38%) .NET Framework
14 816 (6.38%) WCF
15 797 (6.23%) WPF
16 709 (5.54%) REST
17 692 (5.41%) JSON
18 616 (4.81%) SOAP
19 608 (4.75%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 3031 (23.69%) Computer Science
2 930 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
3 928 (7.25%) Mathematics
4 839 (6.56%) Open Source
5 703 (5.49%) Algorithms
6 528 (4.13%) User Experience
7 480 (3.75%) Mobile App
8 475 (3.71%) Enterprise Software
9 348 (2.72%) Physics
10 311 (2.43%) Data Structures
11 300 (2.34%) Visualisation
12 292 (2.28%) Embedded Systems
13 220 (1.72%) Client/Server
14 191 (1.49%) Hedge funds
15 178 (1.39%) Management Information System
16 141 (1.10%) Device Driver
17 135 (1.06%) Social Media
18 127 (0.99%) N-Tier
19 121 (0.95%) Blog
20 116 (0.91%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 2522 (19.71%) Linux
2 1947 (15.22%) Windows
3 1113 (8.70%) UNIX
4 749 (5.85%) Android
5 645 (5.04%) Apple iOS
6 105 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 95 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 92 (0.72%) Embedded Linux
9 83 (0.65%) Solaris
10 69 (0.54%) Mac OS X
11 68 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
12 53 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
12 53 (0.41%) CentOS
13 52 (0.41%) Windows 7
14 44 (0.34%) VxWorks
15 43 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
16 40 (0.31%) Ubuntu
17 39 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
18 32 (0.25%) HPUX
19 31 (0.24%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5461 (42.68%) Agile Software Development
2 2857 (22.33%) OO
3 2361 (18.45%) MVC
4 2277 (17.80%) TDD
5 1811 (14.15%) Scrum
6 1061 (8.29%) Continuous Integration
7 1006 (7.86%) Unit Testing
8 939 (7.34%) OOP
9 917 (7.17%) Multithreading
10 883 (6.90%) OOD
11 864 (6.75%) UML
12 795 (6.21%) Web Development
12 795 (6.21%) BDD
13 781 (6.10%) E-Commerce
14 693 (5.42%) Mentoring
15 560 (4.38%) Project Management
16 494 (3.86%) SOA
17 445 (3.48%) Analytics
18 399 (3.12%) Test Automation
19 331 (2.59%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 5165 (40.37%) C#
2 4693 (36.68%) Java
3 4039 (31.57%) JavaScript
4 3708 (28.98%) SQL
5 3533 (27.61%) C++
6 1906 (14.90%) C
7 1537 (12.01%) Python
8 931 (7.28%) PHP
9 617 (4.82%) Ruby
10 597 (4.67%) VB.NET
11 554 (4.33%) T-SQL
12 429 (3.35%) Perl
13 397 (3.10%) Embedded C
14 309 (2.42%) Scala
15 300 (2.34%) PL/SQL
16 298 (2.33%) Embedded C++
17 295 (2.31%) VB
18 292 (2.28%) Objective-C
19 196 (1.53%) MATLAB
20 172 (1.34%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4405 (34.43%) Degree
2 513 (4.01%) Security Cleared
3 364 (2.84%) PhD
4 310 (2.42%) SC Cleared
5 166 (1.30%) DV Cleared
6 162 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
7 81 (0.63%) ISEB
8 47 (0.37%) HND
9 46 (0.36%) Sun Certification
9 46 (0.36%) ISTQB
10 45 (0.35%) PMI Certification
11 35 (0.27%) PMP
12 32 (0.25%) MCSD
12 32 (0.25%) Oracle Certification
13 30 (0.23%) OCPJP
14 27 (0.21%) MCTS
15 23 (0.18%) MCP
15 23 (0.18%) MCSE
16 20 (0.16%) Postgraduate
16 20 (0.16%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 803 (6.28%) QA
2 120 (0.94%) ISO 9001
3 58 (0.45%) PCI DSS
4 48 (0.38%) DO-178B
5 39 (0.30%) JTAG
6 33 (0.26%) SLA
7 22 (0.17%) IEC 61508
8 20 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
8 20 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 19 (0.15%) WCAG
10 18 (0.14%) EMIR
11 15 (0.12%) JSP 440
12 12 (0.094%) TickIT
12 12 (0.094%) DO-254
13 11 (0.086%) ISO 9000
14 9 (0.070%) GAMP
15 5 (0.039%) DICOM
15 5 (0.039%) Data Quality
16 4 (0.031%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 3 (0.023%) WAI
System Software
1 263 (2.06%) Firmware
2 99 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 72 (0.56%) Hyper-V
4 66 (0.52%) Active Directory
4 66 (0.52%) Docker
5 59 (0.46%) Varnish
6 28 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
7 24 (0.19%) KVM
8 21 (0.16%) Xen
9 20 (0.16%) HDFS
10 14 (0.11%) LXC
11 13 (0.10%) VirtualBox
11 13 (0.10%) IMail Server
12 11 (0.086%) NFS
13 9 (0.070%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 8 (0.063%) QEMU
14 8 (0.063%) Squid
15 7 (0.055%) qmail
15 7 (0.055%) vSphere
16 6 (0.047%) iptables
Systems Management
1 194 (1.52%) Puppet
2 189 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
3 75 (0.59%) Ansible
4 60 (0.47%) Nagios
5 42 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
6 41 (0.32%) Vagrant
7 27 (0.21%) Salt
8 17 (0.13%) Kubernetes
9 15 (0.12%) OpenNMS
10 13 (0.10%) Graphite
11 12 (0.094%) ZABBIX
12 11 (0.086%) Zenoss
13 10 (0.078%) HAProxy
14 9 (0.070%) MOM
15 8 (0.063%) Business Desktop Deployment
15 8 (0.063%) OPNET
15 8 (0.063%) yum
15 8 (0.063%) Kibana
15 8 (0.063%) logstash
16 7 (0.055%) Cacti
Vendors
1 1686 (13.18%) Microsoft
2 1400 (10.94%) Oracle
3 294 (2.30%) Google
4 175 (1.37%) IBM
5 129 (1.01%) VMware
6 122 (0.95%) Red Hat
7 119 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
8 114 (0.89%) Sybase
9 98 (0.77%) SAP
10 88 (0.69%) Apple
11 82 (0.64%) Sitecore
12 80 (0.63%) hybris
13 75 (0.59%) Facebook
13 75 (0.59%) Twitter
14 73 (0.57%) Perforce
15 69 (0.54%) Zend
16 66 (0.52%) Sun
17 65 (0.51%) Adobe
18 47 (0.37%) TIBCO
18 47 (0.37%) Rackspace
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