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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 37 38 36
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 6683 6029 6789
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.74% 5.67% 5.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.12% 7.12% 7.46%
Number of salaries quoted 5644 5286 5845
Average salary £43,089 £40,250 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.05% -0.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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
93904 84659 90979
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.68% 79.59% 77.87%
Number of salaries quoted 74903 69182 77129
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 29 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 29 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
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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 +2 6190 £45,000 +7.14% 791
London +4 2318 £55,000 +3.77% 261
South East +3 1487 £42,500 +6.25% 156
East of England -3 696 £40,000 - 120
South West -9 515 £35,000 - 78
City of London -12 427 £57,500 +1.76% 73
Cambridgeshire 0 401 £42,500 +2.40% 84
Surrey +14 377 £45,000 - 25
East Midlands +10 367 £40,000 +6.66% 27
Cambridge 0 365 £41,500 -2.35% 72
Hampshire +11 350 £40,000 +14.28% 31
Scotland -1 311 £38,500 +2.66% 56
Yorkshire -11 295 £40,000 +6.66% 44
North West -16 279 £37,750 +7.85% 67
West Midlands -24 231 £35,000 - 28
Berkshire -12 202 £42,000 +5.00% 24
Oxfordshire +2 183 £45,000 +5.88% 30
West Yorkshire 0 172 £40,000 - 26
Manchester -3 169 £40,000 +23.07% 31
Bristol -7 160 £37,500 +12.78% 19
Nottinghamshire +10 155 £40,000 - 5
Nottingham +11 152 £40,000 +3.22% 4
Edinburgh -1 151 £40,000 +6.66% 26
Leeds +3 135 £42,500 +6.25% 19
Hertfordshire 0 133 £42,500 +13.33% 14
Glasgow +1 115 £37,500 -6.25% 22
Guildford +28 114 £45,000 +18.42% 8
Dorset -5 104 £31,500 -3.07% 22
Oxford +4 103 £43,250 -8.94% 11
East Sussex -1 101 £42,500 +6.25% 8

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 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 5564 (39.58%) C#
2 5519 (39.26%) Java
3 4913 (34.95%) Degree
4 4667 (33.20%) .NET
5 4323 (30.75%) C++
6 4047 (28.79%) JavaScript
7 3998 (28.44%) SQL
8 3866 (27.50%) Computer Science
9 3594 (25.57%) HTML
10 3334 (23.72%) OO
11 3175 (22.59%) Agile Software Development
12 2931 (20.85%) SQL Server
13 2699 (19.20%) Linux
14 2670 (18.99%) CSS
15 2582 (18.37%) Finance
16 2413 (17.17%) TDD
17 2390 (17.00%) ASP.NET
18 2352 (16.73%) C
19 2119 (15.07%) Scrum
20 2073 (14.75%) Windows
21 1968 (14.00%) XML
22 1927 (13.71%) MVC
23 1918 (13.64%) Microsoft
24 1821 (12.95%) Web Services
25 1734 (12.34%) Oracle
26 1663 (11.83%) jQuery
27 1660 (11.81%) Python
28 1430 (10.17%) UNIX
29 1354 (9.63%) HTML5
30 1336 (9.50%) Mathematics

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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
1 519 (3.69%) Tomcat
2 471 (3.35%) Apache
3 393 (2.80%) Node.js
4 331 (2.35%) SharePoint
5 275 (1.96%) WebSphere
6 239 (1.70%) CMS
7 236 (1.68%) IIS
8 219 (1.56%) WebLogic
9 138 (0.98%) Apache Solr
10 85 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
11 80 (0.57%) Sitecore CMS
12 78 (0.55%) Confluence
13 75 (0.53%) Drupal
14 74 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
15 68 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
16 66 (0.47%) Umbraco
16 66 (0.47%) WordPress
17 64 (0.46%) Adobe CQ
17 64 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
18 62 (0.44%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 1094 (7.78%) MS Excel
2 156 (1.11%) MS Office
3 72 (0.51%) Photoshop
4 68 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
5 53 (0.38%) MS Project
5 53 (0.38%) MS Visio
6 50 (0.36%) Simulink
7 26 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
8 14 (0.100%) TargetLink
9 13 (0.092%) Fireworks
10 12 (0.085%) Maya
11 10 (0.071%) 3ds Max
12 9 (0.064%) Adobe After Effects
13 8 (0.057%) Stateflow
13 8 (0.057%) Mingle
14 7 (0.050%) Mathematica
14 7 (0.050%) Adobe Illustrator
15 6 (0.043%) AutoCAD
15 6 (0.043%) PowerPivot
16 5 (0.036%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 81 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 69 (0.49%) Oracle BPM
3 67 (0.48%) Magento
4 15 (0.11%) Markit EDM
5 13 (0.092%) Google Analytics
5 13 (0.092%) Oracle Applications
6 11 (0.078%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 8 (0.057%) Oracle Cash Management
7 8 (0.057%) AquaLogic BPM
8 7 (0.050%) Dynamics AX
9 6 (0.043%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
9 6 (0.043%) Advent Moxy
10 5 (0.036%) CODA-Financials
11 4 (0.028%) Tridion
12 3 (0.021%) WebTrends
12 3 (0.021%) LabWindows
13 2 (0.014%) Cognos TM1
13 2 (0.014%) SAP MDM
13 2 (0.014%) Shopify
13 2 (0.014%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 361 (2.57%) SaaS
2 182 (1.29%) Amazon AWS
3 172 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 112 (0.80%) GitHub
5 105 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
6 84 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
7 29 (0.21%) Amazon S3
8 23 (0.16%) Force.com
9 21 (0.15%) PaaS
10 18 (0.13%) Google App Engine
11 17 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
12 14 (0.100%) Google Apps
13 12 (0.085%) Amazon EMR
14 9 (0.064%) Office 365
15 8 (0.057%) Heroku
15 8 (0.057%) Google Compute Engine
16 6 (0.043%) IaaS
17 3 (0.021%) Responsys
17 3 (0.021%) Amazon ELB
18 1 (0.007%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 484 (3.44%) HTTP
2 450 (3.20%) Internet
3 396 (2.82%) TCP/IP
4 140 (1.00%) SSL
5 130 (0.92%) Ethernet
6 129 (0.92%) Wireless
7 105 (0.75%) GSM
8 62 (0.44%) DNS
9 61 (0.43%) LTE
10 55 (0.39%) Network Security
10 55 (0.39%) LDAP
10 55 (0.39%) RTP
11 50 (0.36%) Firewall
11 50 (0.36%) FTP
12 47 (0.33%) VoIP
13 45 (0.32%) Intranet
14 43 (0.31%) UMTS
15 38 (0.27%) SMTP
16 35 (0.25%) GPRS
16 35 (0.25%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2931 (20.85%) SQL Server
2 984 (7.00%) MySQL
3 941 (6.69%) Relational Database
4 617 (4.39%) Big Data
5 572 (4.07%) NoSQL
6 512 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
7 464 (3.30%) MongoDB
8 436 (3.10%) RDBMS
9 372 (2.65%) Hadoop
10 280 (1.99%) PostgreSQL
11 264 (1.88%) SQL Server 2012
12 218 (1.55%) SQL Server 2005
13 201 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
14 187 (1.33%) Oracle Database
15 159 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 158 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 128 (0.91%) Redis
18 116 (0.83%) DB2
19 93 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
19 93 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1088 (7.74%) Visual Studio
2 942 (6.70%) Git (software)
3 850 (6.05%) Subversion
4 518 (3.68%) Jenkins
5 512 (3.64%) Maven
6 481 (3.42%) Eclipse
7 460 (3.27%) JUnit
8 452 (3.22%) Team Foundation Server
9 448 (3.19%) Selenium
10 348 (2.48%) JIRA
11 269 (1.91%) NUnit
12 251 (1.79%) Cucumber
13 224 (1.59%) Hudson
14 188 (1.34%) Ant
15 127 (0.90%) Xcode
16 125 (0.89%) Rational DOORS
17 124 (0.88%) WebDriver
18 118 (0.84%) Jasmine
19 99 (0.70%) TeamCity
20 88 (0.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2582 (18.37%) Finance
2 651 (4.63%) Banking
3 628 (4.47%) Games
4 521 (3.71%) Telecoms
5 455 (3.24%) Electronics
6 343 (2.44%) Marketing
7 334 (2.38%) Retail
8 269 (1.91%) Front Office
9 215 (1.53%) Investment Banking
10 210 (1.49%) Aerospace
11 204 (1.45%) Manufacturing
11 204 (1.45%) Military
12 170 (1.21%) Financial Institution
13 147 (1.05%) Automotive
14 129 (0.92%) Advertising
15 127 (0.90%) Publishing
16 121 (0.86%) Legal
17 96 (0.68%) Multimedia
18 93 (0.66%) French Language
19 85 (0.60%) Law
Job Titles
1 7413 (52.74%) Developer
2 5605 (39.87%) Software Engineer
3 1844 (13.12%) Java Developer
4 1801 (12.81%) Software Developer
5 1356 (9.65%) Senior Developer
6 1322 (9.40%) C# Developer
7 1141 (8.12%) .NET Developer
8 1113 (7.92%) Senior Software Engineer
9 812 (5.78%) Programmer
10 723 (5.14%) C# .NET Developer
11 720 (5.12%) Graduate
12 628 (4.47%) C++ Software Engineer
13 611 (4.35%) C++ Developer
14 602 (4.28%) Java Software Engineer
15 581 (4.13%) Junior
16 543 (3.86%) C# Software Engineer
17 508 (3.61%) Web Developer
18 506 (3.60%) Analyst
19 457 (3.25%) .NET Software Engineer
20 400 (2.85%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4667 (33.20%) .NET
2 3594 (25.57%) HTML
3 2670 (18.99%) CSS
4 2390 (17.00%) ASP.NET
5 1968 (14.00%) XML
6 1821 (12.95%) Web Services
7 1663 (11.83%) jQuery
8 1354 (9.63%) HTML5
9 1210 (8.61%) Spring
10 1062 (7.55%) J2EE
11 994 (7.07%) .NET Framework
12 986 (7.01%) WCF
13 839 (5.97%) WPF
14 815 (5.80%) ASP.NET MVC
15 764 (5.44%) CSS3
16 763 (5.43%) Ajax
17 658 (4.68%) Hibernate
18 650 (4.62%) SOAP
19 615 (4.38%) REST
20 467 (3.32%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 3866 (27.50%) Computer Science
2 1336 (9.50%) Mathematics
3 822 (5.85%) Open Source
4 666 (4.74%) Mobile App
5 612 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
6 484 (3.44%) Physics
7 264 (1.88%) Embedded Systems
8 247 (1.76%) Client/Server
9 245 (1.74%) Visualisation
10 217 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 210 (1.49%) Management Information System
12 191 (1.36%) Firmware
13 183 (1.30%) N-Tier
14 171 (1.22%) Derivative
14 171 (1.22%) Hedge funds
15 170 (1.21%) Device Driver
16 156 (1.11%) 3D Graphics
17 139 (0.99%) Inversion of Control
18 138 (0.98%) iPhone
19 137 (0.97%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2699 (19.20%) Linux
2 2073 (14.75%) Windows
3 1430 (10.17%) UNIX
4 982 (6.99%) Android
5 771 (5.48%) Apple iOS
6 175 (1.24%) Embedded Linux
7 110 (0.78%) Solaris
8 100 (0.71%) Mac OS X
9 98 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 64 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
11 61 (0.43%) Windows Phone
12 60 (0.43%) CentOS
12 60 (0.43%) AIX
13 45 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
14 43 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
14 43 (0.31%) Windows CE
15 42 (0.30%) HPUX
16 35 (0.25%) Debian
17 34 (0.24%) Windows 7
18 32 (0.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3334 (23.72%) OO
2 3175 (22.59%) Agile Software Development
3 2413 (17.17%) TDD
4 2119 (15.07%) Scrum
5 1927 (13.71%) MVC
6 1201 (8.54%) Multithreading
7 1184 (8.42%) Unit Testing
8 1099 (7.82%) Continuous Integration
9 1051 (7.48%) OOP
10 998 (7.10%) OOD
11 870 (6.19%) E-Commerce
12 860 (6.12%) Web Development
13 695 (4.94%) UML
14 673 (4.79%) BDD
15 669 (4.76%) Project Management
16 602 (4.28%) SOA
17 465 (3.31%) Configuration Management
17 465 (3.31%) Android Development
18 460 (3.27%) iOS Development
19 359 (2.55%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 5564 (39.58%) C#
2 5519 (39.26%) Java
3 4323 (30.75%) C++
4 4047 (28.79%) JavaScript
5 3998 (28.44%) SQL
6 2352 (16.73%) C
7 1660 (11.81%) Python
8 1038 (7.38%) PHP
9 733 (5.21%) Ruby
10 563 (4.01%) VB.NET
11 526 (3.74%) Perl
12 442 (3.14%) T-SQL
13 432 (3.07%) Scala
14 387 (2.75%) Objective-C
15 312 (2.22%) Embedded C
16 288 (2.05%) VB
17 254 (1.81%) PL/SQL
18 249 (1.77%) Shell Script
19 226 (1.61%) Bash Shell
20 204 (1.45%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 4913 (34.95%) Degree
2 576 (4.10%) Security Cleared
3 405 (2.88%) PhD
4 226 (1.61%) SC Cleared
5 137 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
6 114 (0.81%) DV Cleared
7 98 (0.70%) ISEB
8 74 (0.53%) HND
9 53 (0.38%) Sun Certification
10 42 (0.30%) MCP
11 41 (0.29%) ISTQB
12 40 (0.28%) Postgraduate
13 36 (0.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 34 (0.24%) MCSE
15 30 (0.21%) MCSD
16 28 (0.20%) MCTS
17 21 (0.15%) PMI Certification
18 17 (0.12%) OCPJP
19 14 (0.100%) PMP
20 13 (0.092%) OCMJD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 892 (6.35%) QA
2 180 (1.28%) ISO 9001
3 57 (0.41%) SLA
4 36 (0.26%) TickIT
5 31 (0.22%) ISO 9000
5 31 (0.22%) DO-178B
6 30 (0.21%) IEC 61508
7 29 (0.21%) JTAG
8 16 (0.11%) Data Quality
9 13 (0.092%) WAI
10 12 (0.085%) HL7
10 12 (0.085%) EMIR
10 12 (0.085%) Dodd-Frank
11 6 (0.043%) Solvency II
12 5 (0.036%) FATCA
12 5 (0.036%) AIFMD
13 4 (0.028%) DICOM
13 4 (0.028%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 2 (0.014%) PCI DSS
15 1 (0.007%) JSP 440
System Software
1 86 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 58 (0.41%) Active Directory
3 31 (0.22%) Hyper-V
4 30 (0.21%) KVM
5 29 (0.21%) Varnish
6 23 (0.16%) HDFS
7 16 (0.11%) Xen
8 11 (0.078%) Oracle RAC
8 11 (0.078%) Snort
9 10 (0.071%) VMware ESX
10 9 (0.064%) IMail Server
10 9 (0.064%) OpenSIPS
11 8 (0.057%) vSphere
11 8 (0.057%) Terminal Services
12 7 (0.050%) VMware Workstation
12 7 (0.050%) NFS
12 7 (0.050%) VirtualBox
13 6 (0.043%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 6 (0.043%) QEMU
14 5 (0.036%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 182 (1.29%) Puppet
2 111 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
3 62 (0.44%) Nagios
4 48 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
5 46 (0.33%) Vagrant
6 16 (0.11%) HAProxy
7 15 (0.11%) Salt
8 14 (0.100%) logstash
9 13 (0.092%) ZABBIX
10 12 (0.085%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 12 (0.085%) Munin
10 12 (0.085%) Ansible
11 11 (0.078%) OpenSSO
12 10 (0.071%) StatsD
12 10 (0.071%) Ganglia
12 10 (0.071%) CA SiteMinder
13 8 (0.057%) SCCM
13 8 (0.057%) Capistrano
14 7 (0.050%) YUM
14 7 (0.050%) collectd
Vendors
1 1918 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 1734 (12.34%) Oracle
3 316 (2.25%) Google
4 280 (1.99%) JBoss
5 153 (1.09%) Facebook
6 147 (1.05%) IBM
7 143 (1.02%) Adobe
8 140 (1.00%) Twitter
9 130 (0.92%) VMware
10 126 (0.90%) SAP
11 124 (0.88%) Zend
12 120 (0.85%) Sitecore
13 116 (0.83%) Red Hat
14 98 (0.70%) TIBCO
15 97 (0.69%) Sybase
16 88 (0.63%) hybris
17 72 (0.51%) Sun
18 71 (0.51%) Perforce
19 63 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
20 62 (0.44%) EPiServer
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