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 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 38 39 34
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 6553 6031 6947
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.75% 5.64% 5.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.02% 6.94% 7.51%
Number of salaries quoted 5505 5356 5998
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £67,500
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
93409 86961 92486
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.00% 81.30% 79.03%
Number of salaries quoted 74709 71382 77947
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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
(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 +2 6016 £43,000 +1.17% 931
London -1 2118 £55,000 - 262
South East +1 1413 £42,500 - 224
East of England +1 757 £41,500 +3.75% 136
South West -6 532 £35,000 - 113
Cambridgeshire -1 430 £42,500 +6.25% 91
City of London -6 398 £57,500 - 84
Cambridge +2 389 £42,500 - 76
Hampshire +17 368 £42,000 +9.09% 60
East Midlands +13 343 £40,000 - 26
Yorkshire +5 329 £40,000 +6.66% 51
Scotland -1 317 £40,000 - 35
Surrey +6 315 £45,000 - 35
West Midlands -13 272 £35,000 -1.40% 38
North West -24 260 £38,000 +8.57% 63
Berkshire -7 210 £42,500 +6.25% 44
West Yorkshire -4 182 £42,500 +6.25% 26
Edinburgh +8 175 £42,500 +9.67% 17
Manchester -3 174 £40,000 +17.64% 26
Oxfordshire -1 159 £47,500 +5.55% 36
Bristol -5 155 £37,000 +10.44% 30
Hertfordshire +6 142 £42,500 +13.33% 26
Nottinghamshire +12 138 £42,500 +2.40% 7
Nottingham +11 134 £42,500 +2.40% 5
Leeds +5 134 £42,500 +6.25% 20
Southampton +14 116 £42,500 +6.25% 21
East Sussex +12 101 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Dorset -3 100 £32,000 -5.88% 20
Glasgow -8 100 £36,250 -9.37% 8
Oxford +2 98 £45,000 -5.26% 18

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 5601 (40.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5424 (39.06%) Java
3 5412 (38.97%) C#
4 4885 (35.17%) Degree
5 4561 (32.84%) .NET
6 4195 (30.21%) C++
7 4062 (29.25%) JavaScript
8 3944 (28.40%) SQL
9 3799 (27.35%) Computer Science
10 3619 (26.06%) HTML
11 3235 (23.29%) OO
12 2857 (20.57%) SQL Server
13 2671 (19.23%) CSS
14 2653 (19.10%) Linux
15 2628 (18.92%) Finance
16 2392 (17.22%) TDD
17 2356 (16.96%) ASP.NET
18 2243 (16.15%) C
19 2081 (14.98%) Scrum
20 1978 (14.24%) MVC
21 1975 (14.22%) Windows
22 1972 (14.20%) XML
23 1811 (13.04%) Microsoft
24 1810 (13.03%) Web Services
25 1700 (12.24%) Oracle
26 1664 (11.98%) jQuery
27 1609 (11.59%) Python
28 1398 (10.07%) UNIX
29 1319 (9.50%) HTML5
30 1249 (8.99%) Mathematics

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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
1 511 (3.68%) Tomcat
2 454 (3.27%) Apache
3 403 (2.90%) Node.js
4 312 (2.25%) SharePoint
5 292 (2.10%) WebSphere
6 237 (1.71%) IIS
7 233 (1.68%) CMS
8 218 (1.57%) WebLogic
9 142 (1.02%) Apache Solr
10 92 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
11 86 (0.62%) Drupal
12 82 (0.59%) Confluence
13 81 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
14 78 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
15 69 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
16 68 (0.49%) Umbraco
17 67 (0.48%) GlassFish
17 67 (0.48%) WordPress
17 67 (0.48%) MQSeries
18 64 (0.46%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 1081 (7.78%) MS Excel
2 159 (1.14%) MS Office
3 71 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 70 (0.50%) Photoshop
5 54 (0.39%) MS Visio
6 53 (0.38%) MS Project
7 52 (0.37%) Simulink
8 25 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
9 19 (0.14%) TargetLink
10 14 (0.10%) Maya
11 12 (0.086%) 3ds Max
11 12 (0.086%) Mingle
12 11 (0.079%) Stateflow
13 10 (0.072%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 9 (0.065%) InfoPath
14 9 (0.065%) Adobe After Effects
15 7 (0.050%) Mathematica
15 7 (0.050%) Fireworks
16 6 (0.043%) AutoCAD
16 6 (0.043%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 74 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 55 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
3 54 (0.39%) Magento
4 14 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
5 12 (0.086%) Markit EDM
6 9 (0.065%) AquaLogic BPM
6 9 (0.065%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 8 (0.058%) Google Analytics
7 8 (0.058%) Oracle Cash Management
8 6 (0.043%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
8 6 (0.043%) Advent Moxy
9 5 (0.036%) CODA-Financials
9 5 (0.036%) Dynamics AX
10 4 (0.029%) Tridion
11 3 (0.022%) WebTrends
11 3 (0.022%) LabWindows
12 2 (0.014%) Cognos TM1
12 2 (0.014%) Visualfiles
12 2 (0.014%) SAP MDM
12 2 (0.014%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 348 (2.51%) SaaS
2 182 (1.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 168 (1.21%) Amazon AWS
4 107 (0.77%) GitHub
4 107 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
5 96 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
6 31 (0.22%) PaaS
7 29 (0.21%) Amazon S3
8 26 (0.19%) Force.com
9 17 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
10 16 (0.12%) Google App Engine
11 15 (0.11%) Google Apps
12 12 (0.086%) Amazon EMR
13 9 (0.065%) Office 365
14 8 (0.058%) IaaS
14 8 (0.058%) Google Compute Engine
15 4 (0.029%) Heroku
16 3 (0.022%) Amazon ELB
17 1 (0.007%) Basecamp
17 1 (0.007%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 438 (3.15%) Internet
2 425 (3.06%) HTTP
3 353 (2.54%) TCP/IP
4 122 (0.88%) Wireless
5 120 (0.86%) Ethernet
6 118 (0.85%) SSL
7 103 (0.74%) GSM
8 59 (0.42%) LTE
9 56 (0.40%) LDAP
9 56 (0.40%) RTP
10 52 (0.37%) DNS
11 48 (0.35%) Intranet
12 46 (0.33%) VoIP
12 46 (0.33%) Firewall
13 41 (0.30%) FTP
13 41 (0.30%) UMTS
14 36 (0.26%) SMTP
15 35 (0.25%) GPRS
16 33 (0.24%) Asterisk PBX
17 31 (0.22%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2857 (20.57%) SQL Server
2 1007 (7.25%) MySQL
3 945 (6.80%) Relational Database
4 619 (4.46%) Big Data
5 563 (4.05%) NoSQL
6 490 (3.53%) SQL Server 2008
7 466 (3.36%) MongoDB
8 432 (3.11%) RDBMS
9 366 (2.64%) Hadoop
10 283 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
11 246 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
12 188 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
13 186 (1.34%) SQL Server 2005
14 174 (1.25%) Oracle Database
15 145 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 139 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 128 (0.92%) Redis
18 124 (0.89%) DB2
19 87 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
20 83 (0.60%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 1087 (7.83%) Visual Studio
2 1003 (7.22%) Git (software)
3 844 (6.08%) Subversion
4 525 (3.78%) Jenkins
5 509 (3.67%) Maven
6 471 (3.39%) Eclipse
7 470 (3.38%) Selenium
8 465 (3.35%) JUnit
9 448 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
10 366 (2.64%) JIRA
11 300 (2.16%) NUnit
12 275 (1.98%) Cucumber
13 210 (1.51%) Hudson
14 192 (1.38%) Ant
15 129 (0.93%) WebDriver
16 125 (0.90%) Jasmine
17 122 (0.88%) Rational DOORS
18 121 (0.87%) TeamCity
19 108 (0.78%) Xcode
20 83 (0.60%) MSTest
General
1 2628 (18.92%) Finance
2 648 (4.67%) Banking
3 596 (4.29%) Games
4 512 (3.69%) Telecoms
5 456 (3.28%) Electronics
6 363 (2.61%) Marketing
7 338 (2.43%) Retail
8 266 (1.92%) Front Office
9 215 (1.55%) Aerospace
10 211 (1.52%) Manufacturing
11 203 (1.46%) Investment Banking
12 191 (1.38%) Military
13 175 (1.26%) Financial Institution
14 151 (1.09%) Automotive
15 140 (1.01%) Legal
16 126 (0.91%) Advertising
17 104 (0.75%) Publishing
18 100 (0.72%) Law
19 94 (0.68%) Multimedia
20 91 (0.66%) French Language
Job Titles
1 7247 (52.18%) Developer
2 5508 (39.66%) Software Engineer
3 1770 (12.74%) Java Developer
4 1734 (12.49%) Software Developer
5 1369 (9.86%) Senior Developer
6 1306 (9.40%) C# Developer
7 1165 (8.39%) Senior Software Engineer
8 1103 (7.94%) .NET Developer
9 760 (5.47%) Graduate
10 745 (5.36%) Programmer
11 715 (5.15%) C# .NET Developer
12 604 (4.35%) C++ Developer
13 597 (4.30%) Java Software Engineer
14 591 (4.26%) Junior
15 575 (4.14%) C++ Software Engineer
16 496 (3.57%) Analyst
16 496 (3.57%) Web Developer
17 474 (3.41%) C# Software Engineer
18 421 (3.03%) .NET Software Engineer
19 399 (2.87%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4561 (32.84%) .NET
2 3619 (26.06%) HTML
3 2671 (19.23%) CSS
4 2356 (16.96%) ASP.NET
5 1972 (14.20%) XML
6 1810 (13.03%) Web Services
7 1664 (11.98%) jQuery
8 1319 (9.50%) HTML5
9 1189 (8.56%) Spring
10 1060 (7.63%) J2EE
11 943 (6.79%) WCF
12 937 (6.75%) .NET Framework
13 836 (6.02%) ASP.NET MVC
14 791 (5.70%) Ajax
15 784 (5.65%) WPF
16 727 (5.23%) CSS3
17 650 (4.68%) SOAP
18 630 (4.54%) Hibernate
19 597 (4.30%) REST
20 498 (3.59%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 3799 (27.35%) Computer Science
2 1249 (8.99%) Mathematics
3 996 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
4 965 (6.95%) Algorithms
5 844 (6.08%) Open Source
6 624 (4.49%) User Experience
7 590 (4.25%) Mobile App
8 575 (4.14%) Enterprise Software
9 447 (3.22%) Physics
10 386 (2.78%) Data Structures
11 283 (2.04%) Embedded Systems
12 271 (1.95%) Visualisation
13 230 (1.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 229 (1.65%) Client/Server
15 219 (1.58%) Management Information System
16 172 (1.24%) Derivative
17 169 (1.22%) Hedge funds
18 164 (1.18%) N-Tier
19 160 (1.15%) Device Driver
20 155 (1.12%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 2653 (19.10%) Linux
2 1975 (14.22%) Windows
3 1398 (10.07%) UNIX
4 903 (6.50%) Android
5 720 (5.18%) Apple iOS
6 154 (1.11%) Embedded Linux
7 117 (0.84%) Solaris
8 109 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 96 (0.69%) Mac OS X
10 69 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
11 62 (0.45%) Windows Phone
12 57 (0.41%) AIX
13 54 (0.39%) CentOS
14 49 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
15 48 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
16 47 (0.34%) Windows CE
17 45 (0.32%) Debian
18 44 (0.32%) HPUX
19 42 (0.30%) Ubuntu
20 33 (0.24%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5601 (40.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3235 (23.29%) OO
3 2392 (17.22%) TDD
4 2081 (14.98%) Scrum
5 1978 (14.24%) MVC
6 1188 (8.55%) Multithreading
7 1138 (8.19%) Unit Testing
8 1082 (7.79%) Continuous Integration
9 1063 (7.65%) OOP
10 992 (7.14%) OOD
11 907 (6.53%) E-Commerce
12 855 (6.16%) Web Development
13 815 (5.87%) Mentoring
14 692 (4.98%) BDD
15 690 (4.97%) UML
16 669 (4.82%) Project Management
17 565 (4.07%) SOA
18 442 (3.18%) Configuration Management
19 394 (2.84%) iOS Development
20 392 (2.82%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 5424 (39.06%) Java
2 5412 (38.97%) C#
3 4195 (30.21%) C++
4 4062 (29.25%) JavaScript
5 3944 (28.40%) SQL
6 2243 (16.15%) C
7 1609 (11.59%) Python
8 1039 (7.48%) PHP
9 677 (4.87%) Ruby
10 568 (4.09%) VB.NET
11 537 (3.87%) Perl
12 423 (3.05%) T-SQL
13 402 (2.89%) Scala
14 375 (2.70%) Objective-C
15 295 (2.12%) Embedded C
16 293 (2.11%) VB
17 261 (1.88%) PL/SQL
18 248 (1.79%) Shell Script
19 230 (1.66%) Bash Shell
20 185 (1.33%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 4885 (35.17%) Degree
2 545 (3.92%) Security Cleared
3 366 (2.64%) PhD
4 242 (1.74%) SC Cleared
5 130 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 126 (0.91%) DV Cleared
7 110 (0.79%) ISEB
8 74 (0.53%) HND
9 60 (0.43%) Sun Certification
10 44 (0.32%) ISTQB
11 39 (0.28%) Postgraduate
11 39 (0.28%) MCP
11 39 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 35 (0.25%) MCSE
13 33 (0.24%) MCSD
14 29 (0.21%) MCTS
15 24 (0.17%) OCPJP
16 17 (0.12%) OCMJD
16 17 (0.12%) PMI Certification
17 16 (0.12%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 861 (6.20%) QA
2 176 (1.27%) ISO 9001
3 62 (0.45%) SLA
4 28 (0.20%) TickIT
5 27 (0.19%) IEC 61508
5 27 (0.19%) DO-178B
6 25 (0.18%) ISO 9000
7 23 (0.17%) JTAG
8 15 (0.11%) EMIR
8 15 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
9 14 (0.10%) Data Quality
10 12 (0.086%) WAI
11 6 (0.043%) HL7
11 6 (0.043%) Solvency II
12 5 (0.036%) JSP 440
12 5 (0.036%) FATCA
12 5 (0.036%) AIFMD
13 4 (0.029%) ISO 8583
13 4 (0.029%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 2 (0.014%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 185 (1.33%) Firmware
2 83 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (0.40%) Active Directory
4 36 (0.26%) Hyper-V
5 31 (0.22%) KVM
6 27 (0.19%) HDFS
7 22 (0.16%) Varnish
8 20 (0.14%) Xen
9 15 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
10 12 (0.086%) Snort
11 11 (0.079%) IMail Server
11 11 (0.079%) OpenSIPS
12 10 (0.072%) QEMU
13 8 (0.058%) VMware ESX
14 7 (0.050%) VMware Workstation
15 6 (0.043%) Terminal Services
15 6 (0.043%) XenServer
15 6 (0.043%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 5 (0.036%) VirtualBox
16 5 (0.036%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 169 (1.22%) Puppet
2 102 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
3 58 (0.42%) Nagios
4 57 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
5 40 (0.29%) Vagrant
6 18 (0.13%) Hadoop YARN
7 16 (0.12%) Ansible
8 14 (0.10%) ZABBIX
9 13 (0.094%) HAProxy
10 12 (0.086%) logstash
10 12 (0.086%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 11 (0.079%) SCCM
11 11 (0.079%) Salt
12 10 (0.072%) Ganglia
12 10 (0.072%) Munin
13 7 (0.050%) CA SiteMinder
13 7 (0.050%) OpenSSO
13 7 (0.050%) YUM
13 7 (0.050%) Capistrano
14 6 (0.043%) StatsD
Vendors
1 1811 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 1700 (12.24%) Oracle
3 277 (1.99%) Google
4 271 (1.95%) JBoss
5 143 (1.03%) IBM
6 132 (0.95%) Zend
7 128 (0.92%) Adobe
8 126 (0.91%) Twitter
9 123 (0.89%) VMware
10 122 (0.88%) Facebook
11 118 (0.85%) Sitecore
12 116 (0.84%) SAP
12 116 (0.84%) Red Hat
13 102 (0.73%) Sybase
14 93 (0.67%) TIBCO
15 88 (0.63%) Sun
16 84 (0.60%) hybris
17 68 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
18 61 (0.44%) HP
19 59 (0.42%) EPiServer
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