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

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 37 33 33
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 6277 6675 6604
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.90% 6.26% 6.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.12% 7.60% 7.72%
Number of salaries quoted 5372 5774 5727
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +9.33%

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
88131 87877 85586
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.83% 82.35% 80.00%
Number of salaries quoted 71785 69854 71243
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 £75,000 £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 4 March 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 4 March 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 -4 5801 £45,000 - 982
London -10 1821 £55,000 - 273
South East -2 1498 £42,500 -5.55% 271
East of England 0 708 £42,500 - 121
South West -1 587 £40,000 +5.26% 120
Cambridgeshire +1 378 £42,500 - 75
Hampshire 0 358 £40,000 - 58
Yorkshire +4 343 £40,000 - 50
Cambridge +4 334 £42,500 - 64
North West -7 329 £40,000 - 55
Surrey -2 313 £45,000 -10.00% 60
City of London -33 305 £55,000 - 74
West Midlands +25 302 £40,000 +3.89% 31
Berkshire 0 290 £50,000 +11.11% 47
Scotland +6 262 £40,000 - 50
Manchester +20 246 £40,000 +5.26% 33
East Midlands -8 193 £40,000 +6.66% 42
Bristol -1 191 £41,000 +2.50% 37
West Yorkshire -2 185 £40,000 -4.76% 30
West Sussex -1 178 £40,000 -5.88% 9
Hertfordshire +2 171 £45,000 +5.88% 21
Leeds +7 155 £40,000 -5.88% 16
Dorset +2 149 £35,000 -6.66% 24
Edinburgh +10 143 £40,500 +3.84% 31
Southampton +4 142 £40,000 - 22
Oxfordshire -8 131 £45,000 -5.26% 37
Reading +2 128 £47,500 +18.75% 27
Birmingham +31 103 £37,500 -6.25% 7
Wales +19 101 £42,500 +6.25% 11
East Sussex +15 99 £40,000 - 9

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 5415 (42.02%) Agile Software Development
2 5230 (40.58%) C#
3 4758 (36.92%) Java
4 4495 (34.88%) Degree
5 4436 (34.42%) .NET
6 4097 (31.79%) JavaScript
7 3708 (28.77%) C++
8 3657 (28.38%) SQL
9 3318 (25.74%) HTML
10 3137 (24.34%) Computer Science
11 2956 (22.94%) OO
12 2656 (20.61%) SQL Server
13 2543 (19.73%) CSS
14 2508 (19.46%) Linux
15 2429 (18.85%) ASP.NET
16 2362 (18.33%) MVC
17 2254 (17.49%) TDD
18 2244 (17.41%) Finance
19 1995 (15.48%) XML
20 1943 (15.08%) C
21 1912 (14.84%) Windows
22 1819 (14.11%) Scrum
23 1774 (13.76%) Web Services
24 1709 (13.26%) jQuery
25 1693 (13.14%) Microsoft
26 1509 (11.71%) Python
27 1466 (11.37%) Oracle
28 1251 (9.71%) HTML5
29 1211 (9.40%) Spring
30 1146 (8.89%) UNIX

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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
1 452 (3.51%) Tomcat
2 417 (3.24%) Apache
3 401 (3.11%) Node.js
4 270 (2.09%) JBoss
5 250 (1.94%) IIS
6 243 (1.89%) WebSphere
7 241 (1.87%) WebLogic
8 233 (1.81%) SharePoint
9 222 (1.72%) CMS
10 97 (0.75%) Confluence
11 93 (0.72%) Drupal
12 88 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
13 85 (0.66%) MQSeries
14 83 (0.64%) Apache Solr
15 82 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
16 76 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
17 68 (0.53%) nginx
18 56 (0.43%) GlassFish
19 54 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
20 53 (0.41%) Umbraco
Applications
1 937 (7.27%) MS Excel
2 128 (0.99%) MS Office
3 84 (0.65%) Photoshop
4 71 (0.55%) Simulink
5 47 (0.36%) MS Visio
6 42 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
7 34 (0.26%) MS Project
8 32 (0.25%) TargetLink
9 22 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
10 19 (0.15%) Mingle
11 13 (0.10%) InfoPath
12 12 (0.093%) Fireworks
13 11 (0.085%) Stateflow
13 11 (0.085%) AutoCAD
14 8 (0.062%) Spreadsheet
14 8 (0.062%) Mathematica
14 8 (0.062%) Doxygen
14 8 (0.062%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 7 (0.054%) Maya
16 6 (0.047%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 102 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
3 24 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
4 15 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 13 (0.10%) Google Analytics
6 10 (0.078%) Magento
7 9 (0.070%) Oracle Applications
8 7 (0.054%) assyst
9 6 (0.047%) SAP PM
10 5 (0.039%) IntelliMatch
10 5 (0.039%) Workday HCM
10 5 (0.039%) RMDS
10 5 (0.039%) Visualfiles
10 5 (0.039%) SAP MRS
11 4 (0.031%) Fredhopper
11 4 (0.031%) LabWindows
11 4 (0.031%) Tridion
11 4 (0.031%) Oracle 11i
12 2 (0.016%) Markit EDM
12 2 (0.016%) AquaLogic BPM
Cloud Services
1 293 (2.27%) SaaS
2 267 (2.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 176 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
4 118 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
5 101 (0.78%) GitHub
6 80 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
7 61 (0.47%) PaaS
8 29 (0.23%) Amazon S3
9 24 (0.19%) Force.com
10 16 (0.12%) IaaS
11 13 (0.10%) Google Cloud Platform
12 8 (0.062%) Google Apps
13 6 (0.047%) Amazon SQS
14 5 (0.039%) Google App Engine
14 5 (0.039%) Route 53
15 4 (0.031%) Amazon EMR
16 3 (0.023%) ElastiCache
16 3 (0.023%) HP Helion
16 3 (0.023%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 3 (0.023%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 379 (2.94%) TCP/IP
2 333 (2.58%) Internet
3 311 (2.41%) HTTP
4 147 (1.14%) Ethernet
5 137 (1.06%) Wireless
6 68 (0.53%) Firewall
7 56 (0.43%) LDAP
8 45 (0.35%) SSL
9 44 (0.34%) GSM
10 38 (0.29%) ZigBee
11 36 (0.28%) Bluetooth
12 35 (0.27%) SNMP
13 34 (0.26%) DVB
13 34 (0.26%) DNS
14 33 (0.26%) VoIP
15 32 (0.25%) FTP
16 31 (0.24%) Intranet
16 31 (0.24%) LTE
17 30 (0.23%) Network Security
17 30 (0.23%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2656 (20.61%) SQL Server
2 1020 (7.91%) MySQL
3 812 (6.30%) Relational Database
4 507 (3.93%) NoSQL
5 478 (3.71%) Big Data
6 441 (3.42%) RDBMS
7 438 (3.40%) MongoDB
8 419 (3.25%) SQL Server 2008
9 271 (2.10%) PostgreSQL
10 229 (1.78%) Hadoop
11 209 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
12 166 (1.29%) Oracle Database
13 127 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
14 126 (0.98%) Redis
15 123 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 120 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 94 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
18 78 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
19 76 (0.59%) RavenDB
19 76 (0.59%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1046 (8.12%) Git (software)
2 896 (6.95%) Visual Studio
3 764 (5.93%) Subversion
4 461 (3.58%) Team Foundation Server
5 460 (3.57%) JUnit
6 458 (3.55%) Maven
7 423 (3.28%) Selenium
8 421 (3.27%) JIRA
9 412 (3.20%) Eclipse
10 408 (3.17%) Jenkins
11 329 (2.55%) NUnit
12 176 (1.37%) Ant
13 174 (1.35%) Cucumber
14 161 (1.25%) TeamCity
15 120 (0.93%) Rational DOORS
16 116 (0.90%) WebDriver
17 105 (0.81%) Jasmine
18 99 (0.77%) Moq
19 98 (0.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
20 94 (0.73%) Hudson
General
1 2244 (17.41%) Finance
2 505 (3.92%) Telecoms
3 477 (3.70%) Banking
4 434 (3.37%) Retail
5 428 (3.32%) Electronics
6 427 (3.31%) Marketing
7 329 (2.55%) Games
8 226 (1.75%) Automotive
9 220 (1.71%) Manufacturing
10 211 (1.64%) Aerospace
11 164 (1.27%) Front Office
11 164 (1.27%) Financial Institution
12 145 (1.13%) Advertising
13 118 (0.92%) Back Office
14 100 (0.78%) Military
15 84 (0.65%) Legal
16 81 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
17 77 (0.60%) Investment Banking
18 65 (0.50%) Law
19 61 (0.47%) French Language
Job Titles
1 6304 (48.91%) Developer
2 5219 (40.50%) Software Engineer
3 1579 (12.25%) Software Developer
4 1371 (10.64%) Java Developer
5 1289 (10.00%) C# Developer
6 1170 (9.08%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1127 (8.74%) Senior Developer
8 984 (7.64%) .NET Developer
9 739 (5.73%) C# .NET Developer
10 639 (4.96%) Graduate
11 531 (4.12%) Junior
12 528 (4.10%) Programmer
13 525 (4.07%) C++ Developer
14 517 (4.01%) C++ Software Engineer
15 472 (3.66%) C# Software Engineer
16 457 (3.55%) Java Software Engineer
17 455 (3.53%) Embedded Software Engineer
18 429 (3.33%) Web Developer
19 386 (3.00%) Architect
20 369 (2.86%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4436 (34.42%) .NET
2 3318 (25.74%) HTML
3 2543 (19.73%) CSS
4 2429 (18.85%) ASP.NET
5 1995 (15.48%) XML
6 1774 (13.76%) Web Services
7 1709 (13.26%) jQuery
8 1251 (9.71%) HTML5
9 1211 (9.40%) Spring
10 1138 (8.83%) ASP.NET MVC
11 990 (7.68%) J2EE
12 880 (6.83%) WCF
13 869 (6.74%) Ajax
14 852 (6.61%) .NET Framework
15 826 (6.41%) WPF
16 737 (5.72%) AngularJS
17 650 (5.04%) SOAP
18 645 (5.00%) JSON
19 633 (4.91%) REST
20 587 (4.55%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 3137 (24.34%) Computer Science
2 985 (7.64%) Mathematics
3 932 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
4 854 (6.63%) Open Source
5 699 (5.42%) Algorithms
6 517 (4.01%) User Experience
7 447 (3.47%) Mobile App
8 443 (3.44%) Enterprise Software
9 367 (2.85%) Physics
10 364 (2.82%) Embedded Systems
11 295 (2.29%) Visualisation
12 266 (2.06%) Data Structures
13 195 (1.51%) Management Information System
14 193 (1.50%) Hedge funds
14 193 (1.50%) Client/Server
15 154 (1.19%) Device Driver
16 141 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 127 (0.99%) N-Tier
18 126 (0.98%) Derivative
19 118 (0.92%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2508 (19.46%) Linux
2 1912 (14.84%) Windows
3 1146 (8.89%) UNIX
4 751 (5.83%) Android
5 632 (4.90%) Apple iOS
6 105 (0.81%) Embedded Linux
7 92 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 90 (0.70%) Solaris
9 86 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 72 (0.56%) Mac OS X
11 57 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
12 56 (0.43%) Ubuntu
13 48 (0.37%) CentOS
14 45 (0.35%) Windows 7
15 44 (0.34%) AIX
15 44 (0.34%) VxWorks
16 43 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
17 42 (0.33%) Windows Phone
17 42 (0.33%) HPUX
18 41 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5415 (42.02%) Agile Software Development
2 2956 (22.94%) OO
3 2362 (18.33%) MVC
4 2254 (17.49%) TDD
5 1819 (14.11%) Scrum
6 1078 (8.36%) Continuous Integration
7 998 (7.74%) Multithreading
8 980 (7.60%) OOP
9 947 (7.35%) Unit Testing
10 919 (7.13%) OOD
11 850 (6.60%) UML
12 793 (6.15%) Web Development
13 790 (6.13%) E-Commerce
14 747 (5.80%) BDD
15 671 (5.21%) Mentoring
16 615 (4.77%) Project Management
17 505 (3.92%) SOA
18 444 (3.45%) Analytics
19 402 (3.12%) Test Automation
20 336 (2.61%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5230 (40.58%) C#
2 4758 (36.92%) Java
3 4097 (31.79%) JavaScript
4 3708 (28.77%) C++
5 3657 (28.38%) SQL
6 1943 (15.08%) C
7 1509 (11.71%) Python
8 968 (7.51%) PHP
9 576 (4.47%) VB.NET
10 565 (4.38%) Ruby
11 538 (4.17%) T-SQL
12 431 (3.34%) Perl
13 367 (2.85%) Embedded C
14 297 (2.30%) Objective-C
15 295 (2.29%) VB
16 268 (2.08%) PL/SQL
17 252 (1.96%) Embedded C++
18 249 (1.93%) Scala
19 197 (1.53%) MATLAB
20 180 (1.40%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4495 (34.88%) Degree
2 550 (4.27%) Security Cleared
3 353 (2.74%) PhD
4 345 (2.68%) SC Cleared
5 271 (2.10%) VCP4
6 165 (1.28%) DV Cleared
7 123 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
8 92 (0.71%) ISEB
9 61 (0.47%) Sun Certification
10 51 (0.40%) HND
11 46 (0.36%) ISTQB
12 42 (0.33%) OCPJP
13 36 (0.28%) PMI Certification
14 33 (0.26%) Oracle Certification
15 28 (0.22%) MCSD
16 27 (0.21%) Postgraduate
17 26 (0.20%) MCTS
17 26 (0.20%) PMP
18 21 (0.16%) OCMJD
19 20 (0.16%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 744 (5.77%) QA
2 133 (1.03%) ISO 9001
3 56 (0.43%) PCI DSS
4 51 (0.40%) DO-178B
5 39 (0.30%) JTAG
6 38 (0.29%) SLA
7 29 (0.23%) IEC 61508
8 19 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 18 (0.14%) JSP 440
10 14 (0.11%) ISO 9000
11 13 (0.10%) EMIR
11 13 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
11 13 (0.10%) WCAG
12 12 (0.093%) DO-254
13 9 (0.070%) GAMP
14 8 (0.062%) ISO 8583
15 7 (0.054%) Data Quality
16 4 (0.031%) WAI
16 4 (0.031%) TickIT
17 2 (0.016%) HL7
System Software
1 235 (1.82%) Firmware
2 68 (0.53%) Hyper-V
3 65 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 64 (0.50%) Active Directory
5 42 (0.33%) Varnish
6 23 (0.18%) Docker
7 21 (0.16%) KVM
8 20 (0.16%) Xen
9 16 (0.12%) HDFS
10 13 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
11 12 (0.093%) XenServer
12 11 (0.085%) NFS
12 11 (0.085%) QEMU
13 7 (0.054%) qmail
14 5 (0.039%) Terminal Services
14 5 (0.039%) Squid
15 4 (0.031%) vSphere
15 4 (0.031%) Snort
16 3 (0.023%) LXC
16 3 (0.023%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 172 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
2 170 (1.32%) Puppet
3 57 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
4 52 (0.40%) Nagios
5 44 (0.34%) Ansible
6 31 (0.24%) Vagrant
7 16 (0.12%) Salt
8 12 (0.093%) OpenNMS
9 11 (0.085%) Capistrano
10 9 (0.070%) logstash
11 8 (0.062%) yum
11 8 (0.062%) SCCM
11 8 (0.062%) MOM
12 7 (0.054%) Graphite
12 7 (0.054%) Zenoss
12 7 (0.054%) Business Desktop Deployment
13 6 (0.047%) OpenAM
13 6 (0.047%) HAProxy
14 5 (0.039%) ZABBIX
15 4 (0.031%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 1693 (13.14%) Microsoft
2 1466 (11.37%) Oracle
3 219 (1.70%) Google
4 153 (1.19%) IBM
5 119 (0.92%) Sybase
6 116 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
7 107 (0.83%) Red Hat
8 95 (0.74%) Sun
9 94 (0.73%) VMware
10 93 (0.72%) Zend
11 85 (0.66%) SAP
12 81 (0.63%) Twitter
12 81 (0.63%) hybris
13 80 (0.62%) Sitecore
14 78 (0.61%) Apple
15 76 (0.59%) Facebook
16 68 (0.53%) Adobe
17 58 (0.45%) Perforce
18 55 (0.43%) Endeca
18 55 (0.43%) Telerik
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