The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 32 32 33
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 7533 6738 7506
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.21% 6.07% 5.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.73% 7.70% 7.80%
Number of salaries quoted 6524 5753 6289
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
97509 87535 96223
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.37% 78.84% 76.56%
Number of salaries quoted 78334 71800 81781
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England 0 7017 £45,000 +12.50% 949
London +3 2613 £55,000 +10.00% 249
South East +4 1728 £45,000 +12.50% 219
East of England 0 761 £41,500 -2.35% 176
South West +1 647 £37,500 +7.14% 115
City of London +8 497 £55,000 +10.00% 63
Surrey +23 443 £47,500 +11.76% 37
North West -18 380 £37,500 +11.94% 51
Cambridgeshire -4 358 £40,000 -11.11% 114
Yorkshire -17 345 £40,000 +14.28% 61
Oxfordshire +6 310 £45,000 - 41
East Midlands +2 309 £37,500 +4.16% 42
Scotland -1 306 £40,750 +8.66% 42
Cambridge -3 297 £40,000 -11.11% 100
Hampshire -4 294 £40,000 +3.89% 46
Berkshire +10 254 £45,500 +1.11% 52
Bristol 0 219 £37,500 +13.63% 43
West Midlands -13 208 £38,500 +6.94% 25
Manchester -20 203 £40,000 +23.07% 30
Oxford +5 197 £45,000 -10.00% 16
West Yorkshire -35 192 £40,000 +11.11% 42
Hertfordshire +4 181 £41,500 +10.66% 37
West Sussex +5 166 £47,500 +26.66% 9
Gloucestershire +6 165 £40,000 - 20
Guildford +27 152 £47,500 +35.71% 9
Edinburgh -1 151 £41,250 +17.85% 22
Bedfordshire +43 136 £43,000 +22.85% 14
Leeds -23 134 £40,000 +5.26% 35
Cheshire +10 124 £35,000 - 13
Nottinghamshire -1 121 £37,500 +7.14% 21

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5778 (41.33%) C#
2 5118 (36.61%) Java
3 4869 (34.83%) .NET
4 4442 (31.78%) Degree
5 4398 (31.46%) C++
6 4003 (28.64%) SQL
7 3691 (26.40%) OO
8 3604 (25.78%) JavaScript
9 3341 (23.90%) Computer Science
10 3256 (23.29%) Agile Software Development
11 3172 (22.69%) HTML
12 3080 (22.03%) SQL Server
13 2566 (18.36%) Linux
14 2551 (18.25%) Finance
15 2458 (17.58%) TDD
16 2414 (17.27%) CSS
17 2378 (17.01%) C
18 2322 (16.61%) Windows
19 2313 (16.55%) ASP.NET
20 2137 (15.29%) Microsoft
21 2015 (14.41%) Scrum
22 1983 (14.19%) Web Services
23 1891 (13.53%) XML
24 1843 (13.18%) MVC
25 1609 (11.51%) jQuery
26 1598 (11.43%) Oracle
27 1461 (10.45%) Python
28 1398 (10.00%) UNIX
29 1393 (9.96%) Mathematics
30 1267 (9.06%) Spring

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 410 (2.93%) Apache
2 357 (2.55%) Tomcat
3 268 (1.92%) IIS
4 250 (1.79%) SharePoint
5 240 (1.72%) WebSphere
6 237 (1.70%) CMS
7 214 (1.53%) Node.js
8 198 (1.42%) WebLogic
9 102 (0.73%) Apache Solr
10 83 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
11 70 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
12 56 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
13 55 (0.39%) Umbraco
14 49 (0.35%) WordPress
15 48 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
16 44 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
17 43 (0.31%) MQSeries
17 43 (0.31%) Confluence
17 43 (0.31%) Adobe CQ
18 39 (0.28%) Drupal
Applications
1 1158 (8.28%) MS Excel
2 119 (0.85%) MS Office
3 74 (0.53%) Simulink
4 64 (0.46%) Photoshop
5 34 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
6 32 (0.23%) MS Project
7 29 (0.21%) MS Visio
8 25 (0.18%) Fireworks
9 11 (0.079%) Doxygen
10 7 (0.050%) Maya
11 6 (0.043%) Spreadsheet
12 5 (0.036%) OmniGraffle
13 4 (0.029%) Adobe Premiere
13 4 (0.029%) RoboHelp
14 3 (0.021%) Stata
14 3 (0.021%) Adobe Illustrator
15 2 (0.014%) InfoPath
15 2 (0.014%) Mathematica
16 1 (0.007%) S-PLUS
16 1 (0.007%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 67 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 47 (0.34%) Magento
3 36 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
4 25 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
5 19 (0.14%) Markit EDM
6 14 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
7 13 (0.093%) Oracle Receivables
8 12 (0.086%) Google Analytics
8 12 (0.086%) Oracle Cash Management
9 11 (0.079%) SAP Business One
9 11 (0.079%) SunGard AvantGard
10 10 (0.072%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
10 10 (0.072%) Advent Moxy
11 8 (0.057%) Oracle Financials
12 6 (0.043%) Dynamics NAV
13 5 (0.036%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 4 (0.029%) Cognos Business Intelligence
15 3 (0.021%) CODA-Financials
15 3 (0.021%) Summit
15 3 (0.021%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 280 (2.00%) SaaS
2 161 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
3 148 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 129 (0.92%) GitHub
5 91 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
6 43 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
7 26 (0.19%) Force.com
8 23 (0.16%) Google App Engine
9 15 (0.11%) Amazon S3
10 13 (0.093%) Amazon SQS
11 12 (0.086%) Google Apps
12 10 (0.072%) PaaS
12 10 (0.072%) Heroku
13 7 (0.050%) IaaS
14 6 (0.043%) Amazon EMR
15 4 (0.029%) Office 365
15 4 (0.029%) CloudFront
16 1 (0.007%) Trello
16 1 (0.007%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 437 (3.13%) Internet
2 404 (2.89%) HTTP
3 395 (2.83%) TCP/IP
4 139 (0.99%) Wireless
5 98 (0.70%) Ethernet
6 92 (0.66%) GSM
6 92 (0.66%) VoIP
7 83 (0.59%) SSL
8 77 (0.55%) LDAP
9 65 (0.46%) LTE
10 64 (0.46%) Broadband
11 60 (0.43%) FTP
12 59 (0.42%) Network Security
13 53 (0.38%) UMTS
14 49 (0.35%) Intranet
15 44 (0.31%) Firewall
16 42 (0.30%) DNS
17 39 (0.28%) ZigBee
18 35 (0.25%) AMQP
19 34 (0.24%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3080 (22.03%) SQL Server
2 962 (6.88%) MySQL
3 864 (6.18%) Relational Database
4 682 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 569 (4.07%) Big Data
6 527 (3.77%) NoSQL
7 446 (3.19%) RDBMS
8 378 (2.70%) MongoDB
9 346 (2.48%) Hadoop
10 311 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
11 293 (2.10%) SQL Server 2012
12 281 (2.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 262 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 223 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
15 180 (1.29%) Oracle Database
16 172 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 149 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
18 137 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
19 130 (0.93%) DB2
20 116 (0.83%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1051 (7.52%) Visual Studio
2 853 (6.10%) Subversion
3 762 (5.45%) Git (software)
4 516 (3.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 513 (3.67%) JUnit
6 480 (3.43%) Eclipse
7 457 (3.27%) Maven
8 450 (3.22%) Selenium
9 305 (2.18%) JIRA
10 269 (1.92%) Jenkins
11 246 (1.76%) NUnit
12 151 (1.08%) Xcode
13 139 (0.99%) Ant
14 132 (0.94%) Cucumber
15 125 (0.89%) Hudson
16 123 (0.88%) PHPUnit
17 122 (0.87%) FitNesse
18 109 (0.78%) TeamCity
19 94 (0.67%) Rational DOORS
20 86 (0.62%) Moq
General
1 2551 (18.25%) Finance
2 654 (4.68%) Banking
3 633 (4.53%) Telecoms
4 558 (3.99%) Games
5 527 (3.77%) Electronics
6 433 (3.10%) Retail
7 361 (2.58%) Marketing
8 250 (1.79%) Front Office
9 196 (1.40%) Manufacturing
10 186 (1.33%) Investment Banking
11 181 (1.29%) Automotive
12 177 (1.27%) Aerospace
13 172 (1.23%) Military
14 149 (1.07%) Advertising
15 141 (1.01%) Publishing
16 140 (1.00%) Financial Institution
17 133 (0.95%) Legal
18 76 (0.54%) French Language
19 64 (0.46%) Multimedia
20 57 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7015 (50.18%) Developer
2 5963 (42.66%) Software Engineer
3 1799 (12.87%) Software Developer
4 1625 (11.62%) Java Developer
5 1355 (9.69%) Senior Developer
6 1248 (8.93%) C# Developer
7 1149 (8.22%) Senior Software Engineer
8 1140 (8.16%) .NET Developer
9 733 (5.24%) Programmer
10 700 (5.01%) C++ Software Engineer
11 697 (4.99%) C# .NET Developer
12 641 (4.59%) C# Software Engineer
13 631 (4.51%) Java Software Engineer
14 570 (4.08%) Graduate
15 533 (3.81%) C++ Developer
16 474 (3.39%) .NET Software Engineer
17 462 (3.30%) Junior
18 455 (3.25%) Embedded Software Engineer
19 454 (3.25%) Web Developer
20 408 (2.92%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4869 (34.83%) .NET
2 3172 (22.69%) HTML
3 2414 (17.27%) CSS
4 2313 (16.55%) ASP.NET
5 1983 (14.19%) Web Services
6 1891 (13.53%) XML
7 1609 (11.51%) jQuery
8 1267 (9.06%) Spring
9 1184 (8.47%) WCF
10 1183 (8.46%) HTML5
11 1154 (8.26%) .NET Framework
12 1107 (7.92%) WPF
13 937 (6.70%) J2EE
14 847 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC
15 751 (5.37%) Ajax
16 692 (4.95%) Hibernate
17 665 (4.76%) WinForms
18 651 (4.66%) SOAP
19 586 (4.19%) REST
20 573 (4.10%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 3341 (23.90%) Computer Science
2 1393 (9.96%) Mathematics
3 716 (5.12%) Open Source
4 689 (4.93%) Mobile App
5 586 (4.19%) Enterprise Software
6 552 (3.95%) Physics
7 279 (2.00%) Embedded Systems
8 272 (1.95%) N-Tier
9 245 (1.75%) Client/Server
10 231 (1.65%) Hedge funds
11 203 (1.45%) Device Driver
12 189 (1.35%) Management Information System
13 185 (1.32%) Firmware
14 171 (1.22%) Visualisation
15 163 (1.17%) Digital Media
16 162 (1.16%) Derivative
17 159 (1.14%) Blackberry
18 155 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 151 (1.08%) Social Media
20 148 (1.06%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2566 (18.36%) Linux
2 2322 (16.61%) Windows
3 1398 (10.00%) UNIX
4 977 (6.99%) Android
5 882 (6.31%) Apple iOS
6 146 (1.04%) Embedded Linux
6 146 (1.04%) Solaris
7 118 (0.84%) Windows Phone
8 109 (0.78%) Mac OS X
9 82 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
10 81 (0.58%) Windows 8
11 75 (0.54%) AIX
12 61 (0.44%) HPUX
13 51 (0.36%) BlackBerry OS
14 47 (0.34%) Windows 7
15 43 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
16 42 (0.30%) VxWorks
17 39 (0.28%) CentOS
18 37 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 31 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3691 (26.40%) OO
2 3256 (23.29%) Agile Software Development
3 2458 (17.58%) TDD
4 2015 (14.41%) Scrum
5 1843 (13.18%) MVC
6 1240 (8.87%) Multithreading
7 1154 (8.26%) OOD
8 1097 (7.85%) OOP
9 1041 (7.45%) Unit Testing
10 884 (6.32%) Continuous Integration
11 797 (5.70%) Web Development
12 792 (5.67%) E-Commerce
13 746 (5.34%) Project Management
14 737 (5.27%) UML
15 649 (4.64%) BDD
16 531 (3.80%) SOA
17 495 (3.54%) iOS Development
18 451 (3.23%) Android Development
19 372 (2.66%) Analytics
20 355 (2.54%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5778 (41.33%) C#
2 5118 (36.61%) Java
3 4398 (31.46%) C++
4 4003 (28.64%) SQL
5 3604 (25.78%) JavaScript
6 2378 (17.01%) C
7 1461 (10.45%) Python
8 1028 (7.35%) PHP
9 773 (5.53%) Ruby
10 576 (4.12%) T-SQL
11 545 (3.90%) VB.NET
12 508 (3.63%) Perl
13 392 (2.80%) Scala
14 384 (2.75%) Objective-C
15 374 (2.68%) Embedded C
16 331 (2.37%) VB
17 244 (1.75%) PL/SQL
18 242 (1.73%) Shell Script
19 217 (1.55%) Embedded C++
20 214 (1.53%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 4442 (31.78%) Degree
2 532 (3.81%) Security Cleared
3 381 (2.73%) PhD
4 182 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 169 (1.21%) SC Cleared
6 120 (0.86%) DV Cleared
7 88 (0.63%) ISEB
8 86 (0.62%) MCP
9 74 (0.53%) MCTS
10 67 (0.48%) MCPD
11 46 (0.33%) PMI Certification
12 44 (0.31%) HND
13 33 (0.24%) MCSE
14 31 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 31 (0.22%) ISTQB
15 30 (0.21%) PMP
16 28 (0.20%) Postgraduate
17 27 (0.19%) Sun Certification
18 22 (0.16%) OCPJP
19 14 (0.10%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 847 (6.06%) QA
2 130 (0.93%) ISO 9001
3 61 (0.44%) IEC 61508
4 46 (0.33%) SLA
4 46 (0.33%) TickIT
5 35 (0.25%) DO-178B
6 29 (0.21%) DICOM
7 25 (0.18%) HL7
8 23 (0.16%) JTAG
9 20 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 14 (0.10%) ISO 9000
11 12 (0.086%) PCI DSS
12 8 (0.057%) WAI
13 7 (0.050%) COBIT
14 4 (0.029%) Dublin Core
14 4 (0.029%) DO-254
14 4 (0.029%) Data Quality
14 4 (0.029%) GAMP
15 3 (0.021%) ISO 8583
15 3 (0.021%) ISO/IEC 7816
System Software
1 77 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 76 (0.54%) Active Directory
3 32 (0.23%) Varnish
4 24 (0.17%) Xen
5 22 (0.16%) vSphere
5 22 (0.16%) KVM
6 19 (0.14%) vCloud
7 18 (0.13%) Hyper-V
8 17 (0.12%) NFS
8 17 (0.12%) VMware ESX
9 13 (0.093%) Terminal Services
10 7 (0.050%) XenServer
11 6 (0.043%) VirtualBox
12 5 (0.036%) Platform Symphony
12 5 (0.036%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 4 (0.029%) Kamailio
13 4 (0.029%) Cygwin
13 4 (0.029%) Microsoft App-V
14 3 (0.021%) OpenSIPS
14 3 (0.021%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 170 (1.22%) Puppet
2 112 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
3 57 (0.41%) Vagrant
4 35 (0.25%) Nagios
5 22 (0.16%) HAProxy
6 20 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
7 19 (0.14%) collectd
7 19 (0.14%) StatsD
8 14 (0.10%) ZABBIX
8 14 (0.10%) NetBackup
9 13 (0.093%) Ansible
10 12 (0.086%) SCCM
11 11 (0.079%) Capistrano
12 10 (0.072%) Zenoss
12 10 (0.072%) Tivoli
13 8 (0.057%) OpenSSO
14 7 (0.050%) CA SiteMinder
14 7 (0.050%) EMC NetWorker
14 7 (0.050%) WMI
15 5 (0.036%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 2137 (15.29%) Microsoft
2 1598 (11.43%) Oracle
3 277 (1.98%) Google
4 260 (1.86%) JBoss
5 180 (1.29%) Facebook
6 177 (1.27%) IBM
7 175 (1.25%) Zend
8 142 (1.02%) TIBCO
9 131 (0.94%) hybris
10 125 (0.89%) SAP
11 123 (0.88%) VMware
12 119 (0.85%) Twitter
13 115 (0.82%) Sybase
14 112 (0.80%) Adobe
15 97 (0.69%) Perforce
16 91 (0.65%) Cisco
17 82 (0.59%) Apple
18 81 (0.58%) Sitecore
19 71 (0.51%) HP
20 68 (0.49%) Citrix
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