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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 32 32 37
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 6769 7227 6387
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.12% 6.12% 5.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.23% 7.40% 7.28%
Number of salaries quoted 5647 6279 5486
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £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
93605 97685 87746
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.58% 82.72% 80.80%
Number of salaries quoted 76475 79074 72329
Average salary £50,000 £48,558 £45,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.96% +6.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £71,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +2 6301 £45,000 - 1038
London +3 2214 £60,000 +9.09% 361
South East -1 1535 £42,500 - 207
East of England -6 601 £42,250 -0.58% 134
South West -2 599 £40,000 +6.66% 100
Yorkshire +24 443 £40,000 - 68
City of London +5 400 £60,000 +4.34% 96
Hampshire +5 375 £40,000 - 50
West Yorkshire +39 355 £42,500 +6.25% 55
West Midlands +26 346 £36,000 -4.00% 56
Surrey -2 338 £47,500 +5.55% 39
Bristol +6 333 £45,000 +5.88% 49
North West +6 316 £40,000 +6.66% 53
Cambridgeshire -3 299 £42,500 - 83
Leeds +33 267 £42,500 +6.25% 39
Berkshire +24 262 £45,000 -5.26% 31
East Midlands -8 261 £40,000 +6.66% 41
Cambridge -3 250 £42,500 - 74
Scotland -10 221 £39,000 -2.50% 47
Manchester +9 205 £40,000 - 33
West Sussex +20 149 £40,000 -11.11% 11
Buckinghamshire +2 141 £38,000 +1.33% 15
Oxfordshire -7 141 £40,000 -11.11% 38
Reading +41 134 £45,000 -10.00% 15
Hertfordshire -4 130 £42,500 +6.25% 24
Edinburgh -2 121 £38,500 -3.75% 24
Southampton +4 112 £39,000 -2.50% 8
East Sussex +18 111 £40,000 - 14
Birmingham +37 107 £39,000 +11.42% 12
Milton Keynes -4 100 £38,000 +1.33% 11

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 5947 (44.69%) Agile Software Development
2 5208 (39.13%) Java
3 5131 (38.56%) C#
4 4658 (35.00%) Degree
5 4363 (32.78%) .NET
6 4059 (30.50%) JavaScript
7 3969 (29.82%) SQL
8 3855 (28.97%) C++
9 3286 (24.69%) HTML
10 3270 (24.57%) Computer Science
11 2857 (21.47%) OO
12 2765 (20.78%) Linux
13 2511 (18.87%) SQL Server
14 2491 (18.72%) TDD
15 2462 (18.50%) CSS
16 2354 (17.69%) ASP.NET
17 2332 (17.52%) MVC
18 2303 (17.31%) Finance
19 2078 (15.61%) C
20 2008 (15.09%) Windows
21 1990 (14.95%) Scrum
22 1851 (13.91%) Web Services
23 1825 (13.71%) jQuery
24 1812 (13.62%) XML
25 1779 (13.37%) Python
26 1666 (12.52%) Microsoft
27 1516 (11.39%) Oracle
28 1383 (10.39%) Spring
29 1382 (10.38%) SDLC
30 1315 (9.88%) HTML5

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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
1 594 (4.46%) Node.js
2 472 (3.55%) Tomcat
3 457 (3.43%) Apache
4 259 (1.95%) WebSphere
5 248 (1.86%) IIS
5 248 (1.86%) JBoss
6 238 (1.79%) SharePoint
7 210 (1.58%) WebLogic
8 181 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
9 174 (1.31%) CMS
10 114 (0.86%) Apache Solr
11 100 (0.75%) Apache Spark
11 100 (0.75%) OpenStack
12 83 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
13 75 (0.56%) nginx
14 71 (0.53%) MQSeries
15 60 (0.45%) Confluence
16 50 (0.38%) Drupal
17 47 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
18 45 (0.34%) Umbraco
Applications
1 855 (6.42%) MS Excel
2 110 (0.83%) MS Office
3 77 (0.58%) Photoshop
4 60 (0.45%) Simulink
5 41 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
6 38 (0.29%) TargetLink
7 25 (0.19%) MS Visio
8 24 (0.18%) MS Project
9 23 (0.17%) InfoPath
10 22 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
11 19 (0.14%) Mingle
12 16 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
13 11 (0.083%) Fireworks
14 9 (0.068%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 8 (0.060%) AutoCAD
15 8 (0.060%) FrameMaker
16 6 (0.045%) Revit
16 6 (0.045%) MicroStation
16 6 (0.045%) Solid Edge
16 6 (0.045%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 62 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 50 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 28 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
4 20 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
5 19 (0.14%) Magento
6 9 (0.068%) Sophis RISQUE
7 8 (0.060%) Oracle 11i
8 7 (0.053%) Oracle Applications
8 7 (0.053%) assyst
9 5 (0.038%) Dynamics NAV
9 5 (0.038%) RMDS
9 5 (0.038%) Endur
10 4 (0.030%) VisionPLUS
10 4 (0.030%) Markit EDM
11 3 (0.023%) AquaLogic BPM
11 3 (0.023%) BusinessWorks
12 2 (0.015%) Beauchamp
12 2 (0.015%) LatentZero
12 2 (0.015%) Oracle EBS
12 2 (0.015%) MoSes
Cloud Services
1 600 (4.51%) Amazon AWS
2 415 (3.12%) SaaS
3 390 (2.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 121 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
5 109 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
6 83 (0.62%) GitHub
6 83 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
7 67 (0.50%) PaaS
8 64 (0.48%) IaaS
9 56 (0.42%) Google App Engine
10 27 (0.20%) Google Analytics
11 23 (0.17%) Force.com
12 21 (0.16%) Heroku
13 20 (0.15%) HP Helion
14 19 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
15 18 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 18 (0.14%) Amazon S3
16 15 (0.11%) Sumo Logic
17 13 (0.098%) Amazon ElastiCache
18 12 (0.090%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 454 (3.41%) Internet
2 385 (2.89%) TCP/IP
3 376 (2.83%) HTTP
4 143 (1.07%) Ethernet
5 91 (0.68%) Wireless
6 63 (0.47%) DNS
7 59 (0.44%) Firewall
8 56 (0.42%) Network Security
9 51 (0.38%) VoIP
10 49 (0.37%) Broadband
11 43 (0.32%) Bluetooth
11 43 (0.32%) SSL
12 41 (0.31%) FTP
13 40 (0.30%) GSM
13 40 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
14 36 (0.27%) SMTP
15 35 (0.26%) ATM
16 34 (0.26%) LDAP
17 33 (0.25%) Intranet
17 33 (0.25%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2511 (18.87%) SQL Server
2 1075 (8.08%) MySQL
3 883 (6.64%) Relational Database
4 712 (5.35%) MongoDB
5 632 (4.75%) NoSQL
6 483 (3.63%) Big Data
7 456 (3.43%) RDBMS
8 317 (2.38%) Hadoop
9 289 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
10 263 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
11 207 (1.56%) Oracle Database
12 191 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
13 180 (1.35%) Redis
14 164 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
15 155 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 128 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
17 116 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 113 (0.85%) Apache Hive
19 79 (0.59%) DB2
20 76 (0.57%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 1267 (9.52%) Git (software)
2 1015 (7.63%) Visual Studio
3 602 (4.52%) Subversion
4 573 (4.31%) Maven
5 532 (4.00%) Jenkins
6 496 (3.73%) Team Foundation Server
7 436 (3.28%) Selenium
8 423 (3.18%) JUnit
9 383 (2.88%) Eclipse
10 349 (2.62%) JIRA
11 343 (2.58%) NUnit
12 230 (1.73%) Ant
13 189 (1.42%) TeamCity
14 168 (1.26%) Cucumber
15 116 (0.87%) Grunt
16 114 (0.86%) WebDriver
17 106 (0.80%) Hudson
18 100 (0.75%) Gradle
19 99 (0.74%) Jasmine
20 91 (0.68%) MSTest
General
1 2303 (17.31%) Finance
2 630 (4.73%) Telecoms
3 603 (4.53%) Retail
4 519 (3.90%) Games
5 478 (3.59%) Banking
6 430 (3.23%) Electronics
7 371 (2.79%) Marketing
8 272 (2.04%) Automotive
9 264 (1.98%) Manufacturing
10 200 (1.50%) Aerospace
11 173 (1.30%) Financial Institution
12 162 (1.22%) Front Office
13 133 (1.00%) Advertising
14 132 (0.99%) Back Office
15 105 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
16 103 (0.77%) Military
17 97 (0.73%) Publishing
18 73 (0.55%) Investment Banking
19 67 (0.50%) Legal
20 46 (0.35%) Law
Job Titles
1 6489 (48.76%) Developer
2 5460 (41.03%) Software Engineer
3 1552 (11.66%) Software Developer
4 1443 (10.84%) Java Developer
5 1183 (8.89%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1179 (8.86%) C# Developer
7 1152 (8.66%) Senior Developer
8 930 (6.99%) .NET Developer
9 718 (5.40%) Graduate
10 690 (5.18%) C# .NET Developer
11 551 (4.14%) C# Software Engineer
12 539 (4.05%) Junior
13 513 (3.85%) C++ Developer
14 505 (3.79%) Programmer
15 486 (3.65%) C++ Software Engineer
16 451 (3.39%) Web Developer
17 433 (3.25%) Java Software Engineer
18 413 (3.10%) Embedded Software Engineer
19 394 (2.96%) Architect
20 391 (2.94%) .NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4363 (32.78%) .NET
2 3286 (24.69%) HTML
3 2462 (18.50%) CSS
4 2354 (17.69%) ASP.NET
5 1851 (13.91%) Web Services
6 1825 (13.71%) jQuery
7 1812 (13.62%) XML
8 1383 (10.39%) Spring
9 1315 (9.88%) HTML5
10 1110 (8.34%) ASP.NET MVC
11 943 (7.09%) AngularJS
12 908 (6.82%) J2EE
13 860 (6.46%) WCF
14 854 (6.42%) REST
15 843 (6.33%) WPF
16 790 (5.94%) .NET Framework
17 737 (5.54%) Ajax
18 692 (5.20%) Hibernate
19 682 (5.12%) JSON
20 667 (5.01%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 3270 (24.57%) Computer Science
2 1032 (7.75%) Mathematics
3 1030 (7.74%) Analytical Skills
4 788 (5.92%) Algorithms
5 566 (4.25%) Mobile App
6 517 (3.88%) User Experience
7 499 (3.75%) Enterprise Software
8 420 (3.16%) Physics
9 406 (3.05%) Data Structures
10 310 (2.33%) Visualisation
11 251 (1.89%) Embedded Systems
12 245 (1.84%) Client/Server
13 228 (1.71%) Hedge funds
14 173 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 161 (1.21%) Management Information System
16 152 (1.14%) Social Media
17 150 (1.13%) Device Driver
18 144 (1.08%) Derivative
19 140 (1.05%) N-Tier
20 121 (0.91%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 2765 (20.78%) Linux
2 2008 (15.09%) Windows
3 1128 (8.48%) UNIX
4 818 (6.15%) Android
5 717 (5.39%) Apple iOS
6 110 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 107 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 94 (0.71%) Embedded Linux
9 74 (0.56%) Solaris
10 73 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
11 63 (0.47%) Windows Mobile
12 62 (0.47%) Ubuntu
12 62 (0.47%) Mac OS X
13 55 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
13 55 (0.41%) Windows 7
14 48 (0.36%) CentOS
15 44 (0.33%) Windows Phone
16 42 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
17 32 (0.24%) Windows 8
18 31 (0.23%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 5947 (44.69%) Agile Software Development
2 2857 (21.47%) OO
3 2491 (18.72%) TDD
4 2332 (17.52%) MVC
5 1990 (14.95%) Scrum
6 1382 (10.38%) SDLC
7 1297 (9.75%) Continuous Integration
8 1075 (8.08%) Unit Testing
9 956 (7.18%) Multithreading
10 952 (7.15%) OOP
11 917 (6.89%) BDD
12 859 (6.45%) Open Source
13 834 (6.27%) Mentoring
14 833 (6.26%) OOD
15 816 (6.13%) UML
16 802 (6.03%) Web Development
17 782 (5.88%) E-Commerce
18 598 (4.49%) Project Management
19 465 (3.49%) SOA
20 456 (3.43%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 5208 (39.13%) Java
2 5131 (38.56%) C#
3 4059 (30.50%) JavaScript
4 3969 (29.82%) SQL
5 3855 (28.97%) C++
6 2078 (15.61%) C
7 1779 (13.37%) Python
8 1027 (7.72%) PHP
9 708 (5.32%) Ruby
10 581 (4.37%) T-SQL
11 554 (4.16%) VB.NET
12 456 (3.43%) Perl
13 455 (3.42%) Scala
14 388 (2.92%) Embedded C
15 324 (2.43%) Objective-C
16 319 (2.40%) Embedded C++
17 318 (2.39%) PL/SQL
18 293 (2.20%) VB
19 180 (1.35%) Bash Shell
20 177 (1.33%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 4658 (35.00%) Degree
2 429 (3.22%) Security Cleared
3 357 (2.68%) PhD
4 246 (1.85%) SC Cleared
5 176 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 142 (1.07%) DV Cleared
7 70 (0.53%) ISEB
8 54 (0.41%) PMI Certification
9 48 (0.36%) ISTQB
10 45 (0.34%) PMP
10 45 (0.34%) Sun Certification
11 42 (0.32%) HND
12 40 (0.30%) MCP
13 36 (0.27%) MCSD
14 31 (0.23%) Oracle Certification
15 28 (0.21%) MCSE
16 25 (0.19%) MCTS
17 24 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 23 (0.17%) MCPD
19 20 (0.15%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 800 (6.01%) QA
2 81 (0.61%) ISO 9001
3 35 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
4 30 (0.23%) EMIR
4 30 (0.23%) DO-178B
4 30 (0.23%) SLA
4 30 (0.23%) PCI DSS
5 21 (0.16%) JTAG
6 20 (0.15%) WCAG
6 20 (0.15%) TickIT
7 16 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 13 (0.098%) GAMP
9 12 (0.090%) ISO 9000
10 10 (0.075%) IEC 61508
11 9 (0.068%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 5 (0.038%) HL7
12 5 (0.038%) DICOM
13 4 (0.030%) JSP 440
14 3 (0.023%) MiFID
14 3 (0.023%) Data Quality
System Software
1 287 (2.16%) Firmware
2 165 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 137 (1.03%) Docker
4 54 (0.41%) Varnish
5 52 (0.39%) Hyper-V
6 50 (0.38%) Xen
7 49 (0.37%) Active Directory
8 45 (0.34%) LXC
9 41 (0.31%) KVM
9 41 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
10 32 (0.24%) HDFS
11 28 (0.21%) VirtualBox
12 22 (0.17%) IMail Server
13 12 (0.090%) Snort
14 11 (0.083%) iptables
15 10 (0.075%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 9 (0.068%) vSphere
17 7 (0.053%) QEMU
18 6 (0.045%) XenServer
19 5 (0.038%) Squid
Systems Management
1 273 (2.05%) Puppet
2 236 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
3 113 (0.85%) Ansible
4 77 (0.58%) Nagios
5 67 (0.50%) Vagrant
6 49 (0.37%) Salt
7 29 (0.22%) Graphite
7 29 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
8 26 (0.20%) Kubernetes
9 24 (0.18%) ZABBIX
10 20 (0.15%) logstash
11 19 (0.14%) HAProxy
12 14 (0.11%) OPNET
12 14 (0.11%) Kibana
13 12 (0.090%) Opsview
13 12 (0.090%) Cacti
13 12 (0.090%) OpenNMS
14 11 (0.083%) yum
14 11 (0.083%) StatsD
15 10 (0.075%) WMI
Vendors
1 1666 (12.52%) Microsoft
2 1516 (11.39%) Oracle
3 351 (2.64%) Google
4 203 (1.53%) VMware
5 166 (1.25%) IBM
6 124 (0.93%) Red Hat
7 110 (0.83%) SAP
8 109 (0.82%) Sybase
8 109 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
9 107 (0.80%) Apple
10 102 (0.77%) Xamarin
11 85 (0.64%) Adobe
11 85 (0.64%) Zend
12 80 (0.60%) Rackspace
13 74 (0.56%) hybris
14 73 (0.55%) Perforce
15 66 (0.50%) TIBCO
16 58 (0.44%) Facebook
17 56 (0.42%) Twitter
18 54 (0.41%) Sitecore
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + be - bonus,equity,flex +
Posted: 1 hour ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bens - shares, pens, health+
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + bens - shares, pens, health+
Posted: 1 hour ago
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + be - shares, trips, pens +
Posted: 1 hour ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + be - shares, food, pens +
Posted: 1 hour ago
Surbiton, Surrey
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + be - equity, pens, health
Posted: 1 hour ago
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bens - bonus, flexi time, more
Posted: 1 hour ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £26000.00 - £38000.00 per annum + great benefits!
Posted: 1 hour ago
Surbiton, Surrey
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + be - bonus, share options, pens
Posted: 1 hour ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + bonus + benefits!
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £42000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £36000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Sutton, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £90,000 per annum + extensive benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
Computer Recruiter Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 Per Annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 6 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Agile Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Pension, Health Insurance, Death-in-
Posted: 23 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
University of Westminster
Posted: Yesterday
Isleworth, Middlesex
BSkyB
Posted: Yesterday
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £100,000 to £130,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday