The table below looks at the statistics for Software Engineering skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 29 35 36
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +1
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 6542 6768 7425
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.74% 6.11% 6.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.67% 7.04% 7.20%
Number of salaries quoted 5652 5636 6436
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £29,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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
85293 96198 103096
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.88% 86.80% 85.47%
Number of salaries quoted 71323 78610 83495
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 26 June 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineering within the UK over the 3 months to 26 June 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +7 6168 £50,000 +11.11% 1001
London +15 2413 £60,000 +4.34% 417
South East +8 1532 £45,000 +5.88% 207
East of England +8 560 £45,000 +5.88% 91
South West +1 493 £45,000 +12.50% 82
Surrey +15 366 £42,500 -10.52% 63
City of London +19 338 £60,000 - 68
Yorkshire +2 331 £42,500 +6.25% 55
North West +5 289 £44,500 +11.25% 60
East Midlands +4 289 £42,500 +6.25% 35
Hampshire -10 272 £45,000 +15.38% 45
West Midlands -13 272 £40,000 +13.47% 36
Cambridgeshire 0 264 £50,000 +17.64% 62
West Yorkshire -2 253 £45,000 +5.88% 40
Oxfordshire +9 243 £45,000 +12.50% 38
West Sussex +1 211 £45,000 +12.50% 11
Cambridge -1 211 £50,000 +17.64% 57
Manchester +4 205 £46,658 +16.64% 41
Berkshire -5 202 £47,500 +5.55% 22
Scotland -4 196 £40,000 +3.89% 43
Leeds -2 194 £47,500 +11.76% 31
Bristol -7 156 £45,000 - 28
Hertfordshire +20 143 £41,250 -6.77% 18
Nottinghamshire +23 139 £45,000 +5.88% 16
Gloucestershire +17 139 £47,500 +18.75% 21
Oxford +11 133 £52,000 +30.00% 20
Nottingham +17 130 £46,500 +12.72% 15
Buckinghamshire +11 115 £40,000 +5.26% 11
Somerset +10 89 £41,000 +20.58% 15
Warwickshire +17 86 £55,000 +69.23% 5

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, IT jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 6459 (47.09%) Agile Software Development
2 5485 (39.99%) Java
3 4484 (32.69%) Degree
4 4464 (32.54%) C#
5 4106 (29.93%) JavaScript
6 3914 (28.53%) C++
7 3700 (26.97%) SQL
8 3492 (25.46%) .NET
9 3397 (24.76%) HTML
10 3220 (23.47%) Computer Science
11 2866 (20.89%) TDD
12 2861 (20.86%) OO
13 2779 (20.26%) Linux
14 2729 (19.90%) CSS
15 2522 (18.39%) Finance
16 2347 (17.11%) Scrum
17 2229 (16.25%) SQL Server
18 2202 (16.05%) Python
19 2087 (15.21%) MVC
20 2025 (14.76%) Windows
21 1927 (14.05%) C
22 1922 (14.01%) Web Services
23 1697 (12.37%) ASP.NET
24 1629 (11.88%) Continuous Integration
25 1562 (11.39%) HTML5
26 1529 (11.15%) jQuery
27 1527 (11.13%) AngularJS
28 1496 (10.91%) Oracle
29 1429 (10.42%) Microsoft
30 1427 (10.40%) Git (software)

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 396 (2.89%) Apache
2 378 (2.76%) Apache Spark
3 355 (2.59%) JBoss
4 353 (2.57%) Tomcat
5 312 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
6 222 (1.62%) IIS
7 180 (1.31%) CMS
8 148 (1.08%) WebSphere
9 142 (1.04%) WebLogic
10 137 (1.00%) Apache Solr
11 136 (0.99%) SharePoint
12 116 (0.85%) GlassFish
13 110 (0.80%) Confluence
14 96 (0.70%) WildFly
15 94 (0.69%) OpenStack
16 92 (0.67%) nginx
17 91 (0.66%) Apache Pig
18 66 (0.48%) Mule
19 59 (0.43%) Umbraco
20 45 (0.33%) SAS
Applications
1 650 (4.74%) MS Excel
2 87 (0.63%) MS Office
3 82 (0.60%) Photoshop
4 41 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
5 29 (0.21%) Simulink
6 26 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
7 22 (0.16%) TargetLink
8 19 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
9 18 (0.13%) HipChat
9 18 (0.13%) MS Visio
10 13 (0.095%) MS Project
11 11 (0.080%) 3ds Max
12 10 (0.073%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 7 (0.051%) Adobe After Effects
14 5 (0.036%) GNU Octave
15 4 (0.029%) OmniGraffle
16 3 (0.022%) CINEMA 4D
17 2 (0.015%) SOLIDWORKS
17 2 (0.015%) Weka
18 1 (0.007%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 95 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 41 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
3 32 (0.23%) Magento
4 24 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
5 14 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
5 14 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
5 14 (0.10%) VisionPLUS
6 13 (0.095%) Oracle 11i
6 13 (0.095%) Oracle EBS
6 13 (0.095%) SAP Business One
7 10 (0.073%) Beauchamp
7 10 (0.073%) Dynamics GP
7 10 (0.073%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 8 (0.058%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 6 (0.044%) Adobe Campaign
10 5 (0.036%) JDE EnterpriseOne
10 5 (0.036%) Oracle Retail
10 5 (0.036%) SAP GRC
10 5 (0.036%) SAP R/3
11 4 (0.029%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 1052 (7.67%) Amazon AWS
2 660 (4.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 433 (3.16%) SaaS
4 267 (1.95%) GitHub
5 222 (1.62%) Amazon EC2
6 191 (1.39%) PaaS
7 160 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
8 136 (0.99%) IaaS
9 86 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
10 84 (0.61%) Amazon S3
11 45 (0.33%) Google App Engine
12 37 (0.27%) Amazon EMR
13 30 (0.22%) Route 53
14 27 (0.20%) Office 365
15 26 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
16 24 (0.17%) Amazon Kinesis
17 20 (0.15%) AWS Lambda
18 19 (0.14%) Heroku
19 18 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 16 (0.12%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 402 (2.93%) TCP/IP
2 379 (2.76%) Internet
3 314 (2.29%) HTTP
4 90 (0.66%) Ethernet
5 82 (0.60%) SSL
6 81 (0.59%) Network Security
7 70 (0.51%) Firewall
8 67 (0.49%) DNS
9 58 (0.42%) Wireless
10 57 (0.42%) LDAP
11 55 (0.40%) Multicast
12 51 (0.37%) VPN
13 47 (0.34%) RS-485
14 45 (0.33%) RS-232
15 44 (0.32%) VoIP
16 41 (0.30%) HTTPS
17 32 (0.23%) SNMP
18 29 (0.21%) Bluetooth
18 29 (0.21%) SMTP
18 29 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2229 (16.25%) SQL Server
2 1118 (8.15%) MySQL
3 1094 (7.98%) NoSQL
4 887 (6.47%) Big Data
5 783 (5.71%) Relational Database
6 681 (4.96%) MongoDB
7 677 (4.94%) Hadoop
8 455 (3.32%) PostgreSQL
9 345 (2.52%) Apache Cassandra
10 286 (2.09%) RDBMS
11 208 (1.52%) Redis
12 201 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
13 193 (1.41%) Oracle Database
14 180 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
15 176 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
16 173 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 159 (1.16%) Apache Hive
18 145 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 142 (1.04%) Neo4j
20 135 (0.98%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1427 (10.40%) Git (software)
2 810 (5.91%) Jenkins
3 799 (5.82%) Visual Studio
4 701 (5.11%) JUnit
5 669 (4.88%) Subversion
6 575 (4.19%) Maven
7 500 (3.65%) JIRA
8 485 (3.54%) Selenium
9 445 (3.24%) Team Foundation Server
10 299 (2.18%) Cucumber
11 287 (2.09%) NUnit
12 263 (1.92%) Eclipse
13 187 (1.36%) Hudson
14 174 (1.27%) TeamCity
15 160 (1.17%) Grunt
16 142 (1.04%) JBehave
17 141 (1.03%) Jasmine
18 135 (0.98%) Ant
19 130 (0.95%) gulp
20 122 (0.89%) SpecFlow
General
1 2522 (18.39%) Finance
2 748 (5.45%) Telecoms
3 708 (5.16%) Games
4 551 (4.02%) Retail
5 471 (3.43%) Electronics
6 437 (3.19%) Banking
7 398 (2.90%) Marketing
8 276 (2.01%) Automotive
9 270 (1.97%) Aerospace
10 247 (1.80%) Manufacturing
11 231 (1.68%) Front Office
12 188 (1.37%) Publishing
13 170 (1.24%) Advertising
14 126 (0.92%) Financial Institution
15 122 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
16 121 (0.88%) Investment Banking
17 118 (0.86%) Law
18 85 (0.62%) Back Office
19 82 (0.60%) Billing
20 71 (0.52%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6554 (47.78%) Developer
2 5029 (36.66%) Software Engineer
3 2143 (15.62%) Java Developer
4 1508 (10.99%) C# Developer
5 1407 (10.26%) Software Developer
6 1330 (9.70%) .NET Developer
7 1274 (9.29%) Senior Developer
8 1124 (8.19%) Java Engineer
9 1113 (8.11%) Senior Software Engineer
10 1023 (7.46%) C# .NET Developer
11 1011 (7.37%) C++ Software Engineer
12 970 (7.07%) Java Software Engineer
13 879 (6.41%) Developer/Software Engineer
14 868 (6.33%) C# Software Engineer
15 744 (5.42%) C++ Developer
16 665 (4.85%) C# Software Developer
17 657 (4.79%) Graduate
18 611 (4.45%) JavaScript Developer
19 587 (4.28%) .NET Software Engineer
20 536 (3.91%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3492 (25.46%) .NET
2 3397 (24.76%) HTML
3 2729 (19.90%) CSS
4 1922 (14.01%) Web Services
5 1697 (12.37%) ASP.NET
6 1562 (11.39%) HTML5
7 1529 (11.15%) jQuery
8 1527 (11.13%) AngularJS
9 1372 (10.00%) XML
10 1325 (9.66%) Spring
11 959 (6.99%) Node.js
12 938 (6.84%) REST
13 899 (6.55%) RESTful
14 893 (6.51%) CSS3
15 823 (6.00%) ASP.NET MVC
16 812 (5.92%) WCF
17 794 (5.79%) .NET Framework
18 739 (5.39%) J2EE
19 705 (5.14%) Hibernate
20 682 (4.97%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3220 (23.47%) Computer Science
2 1114 (8.12%) Mathematics
3 1088 (7.93%) Analytical Skills
4 773 (5.64%) Algorithms
5 541 (3.94%) User Experience
6 506 (3.69%) Mobile App
7 376 (2.74%) Physics
8 322 (2.35%) Data Structures
9 318 (2.32%) Hedge funds
9 318 (2.32%) Visualisation
10 303 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
11 291 (2.12%) Embedded Systems
12 215 (1.57%) Management Information System
13 207 (1.51%) Fintech
14 191 (1.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 178 (1.30%) Digital Media
16 160 (1.17%) Derivative
17 149 (1.09%) N-Tier
18 136 (0.99%) Artificial Intelligence
19 135 (0.98%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2779 (20.26%) Linux
2 2025 (14.76%) Windows
3 1179 (8.60%) Unix
4 775 (5.65%) Android
5 649 (4.73%) Apple iOS
6 124 (0.90%) Windows Server
7 113 (0.82%) Mac OS X
8 110 (0.80%) Embedded Linux
9 107 (0.78%) Ubuntu
10 74 (0.54%) VxWorks
11 71 (0.52%) Solaris
12 54 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
13 53 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 53 (0.39%) Windows Phone
14 48 (0.35%) CentOS
15 44 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
16 41 (0.30%) Mac OS
17 38 (0.28%) Windows XP
18 32 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
19 31 (0.23%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 6459 (47.09%) Agile Software Development
2 2866 (20.89%) TDD
3 2861 (20.86%) OO
4 2347 (17.11%) Scrum
5 2087 (15.21%) MVC
6 1629 (11.88%) Continuous Integration
7 1349 (9.83%) SDLC
8 1226 (8.94%) Multithreading
9 1140 (8.31%) Web Development
10 1137 (8.29%) OOP
11 1121 (8.17%) Unit Testing
12 1073 (7.82%) Open Source
13 1057 (7.71%) BDD
14 949 (6.92%) Mentoring
15 938 (6.84%) DevOps
16 910 (6.63%) E-Commerce
17 811 (5.91%) SOA
18 741 (5.40%) OOD
19 687 (5.01%) Analytics
20 636 (4.64%) UML
Programming Languages
1 5485 (39.99%) Java
2 4464 (32.54%) C#
3 4106 (29.93%) JavaScript
4 3914 (28.53%) C++
5 3700 (26.97%) SQL
6 2202 (16.05%) Python
7 1927 (14.05%) C
8 834 (6.08%) PHP
9 778 (5.67%) Scala
10 725 (5.29%) Ruby
11 526 (3.83%) T-SQL
12 454 (3.31%) Perl
13 333 (2.43%) Objective-C
14 325 (2.37%) PL/SQL
14 325 (2.37%) VB.NET
15 302 (2.20%) Embedded C
16 239 (1.74%) Bash Shell
17 222 (1.62%) Embedded C++
18 189 (1.38%) Clojure
19 187 (1.36%) R
Qualifications
1 4484 (32.69%) Degree
2 598 (4.36%) Security Cleared
3 351 (2.56%) PhD
4 251 (1.83%) SC Cleared
5 192 (1.40%) DV Cleared
6 142 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
7 134 (0.98%) ISEB
8 111 (0.81%) PMI Certification
9 84 (0.61%) PMP
10 52 (0.38%) HND
11 48 (0.35%) CISSP
12 47 (0.34%) ISTQB
13 40 (0.29%) MCSE
14 34 (0.25%) Sun Certification
15 33 (0.24%) SANS
16 26 (0.19%) Brainbench
16 26 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
17 25 (0.18%) CCNA
17 25 (0.18%) Oracle Certification
18 21 (0.15%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 735 (5.36%) QA
2 57 (0.42%) SDET
3 55 (0.40%) ISO 9001
4 47 (0.34%) MISRA
5 41 (0.30%) SLA
6 30 (0.22%) MISRA C
7 26 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 26 (0.19%) ISO13485
7 26 (0.19%) PCI DSS
8 25 (0.18%) Data Quality
9 20 (0.15%) DICOM
9 20 (0.15%) DO-178B
10 18 (0.13%) JSP 440
11 14 (0.10%) HL7
11 14 (0.10%) ISO15022
11 14 (0.10%) ISO20022
12 12 (0.087%) WCAG
13 9 (0.066%) HMG Infosec
13 9 (0.066%) TickIT
14 8 (0.058%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 397 (2.89%) Docker
2 224 (1.63%) Firmware
3 122 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 115 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
5 75 (0.55%) HDFS
6 60 (0.44%) Active Directory
7 38 (0.28%) Apache Flume
8 31 (0.23%) VirtualBox
9 26 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 26 (0.19%) Varnish
9 26 (0.19%) Xen
10 24 (0.17%) Snort
11 9 (0.066%) iptables
11 9 (0.066%) LXC
11 9 (0.066%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 6 (0.044%) Hyper-V
12 6 (0.044%) VMware ESXi
13 5 (0.036%) XenServer
14 4 (0.029%) KVM
14 4 (0.029%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 404 (2.95%) Puppet
2 274 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
3 218 (1.59%) Ansible
4 79 (0.58%) Kubernetes
5 54 (0.39%) SCVMM
5 54 (0.39%) Terraform
6 44 (0.32%) Mesos
7 37 (0.27%) Salt
8 32 (0.23%) Graphite
8 32 (0.23%) WMI
9 27 (0.20%) Hadoop YARN
10 26 (0.19%) Nagios
10 26 (0.19%) Packer
11 23 (0.17%) HAProxy
12 21 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
13 20 (0.15%) Grafana
14 16 (0.12%) Oozie
15 14 (0.10%) NetBackup
15 14 (0.10%) Uchiwa
16 13 (0.095%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 1496 (10.91%) Oracle
2 1429 (10.42%) Microsoft
3 247 (1.80%) Google
4 226 (1.65%) IBM
5 152 (1.11%) VMware
6 144 (1.05%) SAP
7 132 (0.96%) Red Hat
8 127 (0.93%) Apple
9 119 (0.87%) Facebook
10 101 (0.74%) TIBCO
11 95 (0.69%) Informatica
12 94 (0.69%) hybris
13 92 (0.67%) Twitter
14 90 (0.66%) Cloudera
15 88 (0.64%) Hortonworks
16 83 (0.61%) Adobe
17 81 (0.59%) Atlassian
18 80 (0.58%) HP
19 79 (0.58%) Cisco
19 79 (0.58%) EMC
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + be - shares, trips, pens +
Posted: 1 hour ago
North West London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bens- equity, bonus + more
Posted: 1 hour ago
Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + be - shares, bonus, pens +
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Excellent benefits package
Posted: 5 hours ago
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + be - bonus, expenses + more
Posted: 1 hour ago
Essex
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Acceler-IT
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum +bonus+career
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Empiric.com
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum + Bonus + Equity + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: Excellent salary plus benefits!
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £75k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £24000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: Excellent Salary DOE + Benefits!
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £70,000 to £120,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Burgess Hill, West Sussex
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 44,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits!
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Searchability
Salary: £32000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Corporate Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits!
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £55000 per annum + benefits DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Michael Page International
Salary: Bonus + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £47000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Red Recuitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
IT Connections
Salary: £35,000 to £45,000
Posted: 2 days ago