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

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 38 39 37
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 6546 5908 6772
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.73% 5.62% 5.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.99% 6.92% 7.39%
Number of salaries quoted 5518 5238 5860
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%

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
93666 85404 91608
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 81.98% 81.22% 79.07%
Number of salaries quoted 74832 70100 77443
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £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 18 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 18 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 6024 £44,000 +3.52% 894
London +1 2162 £55,000 - 267
South East +3 1448 £42,500 +3.65% 198
East of England -2 715 £40,000 - 141
South West -6 538 £35,000 - 97
Cambridgeshire -3 402 £42,500 +6.25% 100
City of London -8 398 £57,500 +1.76% 83
Hampshire +18 370 £40,000 +6.66% 52
Cambridge +1 366 £42,500 - 78
Surrey +8 341 £45,000 - 43
East Midlands +12 338 £40,000 +3.89% 28
Scotland +3 313 £40,000 - 36
Yorkshire +1 304 £40,000 +6.66% 47
North West -20 268 £38,750 +10.71% 64
West Midlands -16 256 £35,000 - 43
Berkshire -13 208 £42,500 +6.25% 35
West Yorkshire +3 174 £42,500 +6.25% 28
Manchester -1 174 £40,000 +22.13% 32
Edinburgh +9 172 £42,500 +13.33% 18
Oxfordshire +2 172 £47,000 +4.44% 30
Bristol -6 167 £37,500 +11.94% 31
Hertfordshire +4 141 £42,500 +13.33% 28
Nottinghamshire +11 136 £42,000 +1.20% 8
Leeds +4 135 £42,500 +6.25% 18
Nottingham +12 132 £42,500 +2.40% 6
Southampton +15 116 £42,500 +6.25% 20
Oxford +2 102 £42,500 -12.82% 14
Glasgow -9 101 £35,000 -12.50% 9
East Sussex +12 100 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Guildford +26 98 £45,000 +18.42% 10

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 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 5591 (39.99%) Agile Software Development
2 5488 (39.25%) Java
3 5456 (39.02%) C#
4 4923 (35.21%) Degree
5 4593 (32.85%) .NET
6 4279 (30.61%) C++
7 4069 (29.10%) JavaScript
8 3978 (28.45%) SQL
9 3861 (27.62%) Computer Science
10 3616 (25.86%) HTML
11 3266 (23.36%) OO
12 2875 (20.56%) SQL Server
13 2700 (19.31%) Linux
14 2673 (19.12%) CSS
15 2604 (18.63%) Finance
16 2382 (17.04%) TDD
17 2351 (16.82%) ASP.NET
18 2303 (16.47%) C
19 2084 (14.91%) Scrum
20 2018 (14.43%) Windows
21 1969 (14.08%) XML
22 1957 (14.00%) MVC
23 1831 (13.10%) Microsoft
24 1808 (12.93%) Web Services
25 1705 (12.20%) Oracle
26 1676 (11.99%) jQuery
27 1627 (11.64%) Python
28 1426 (10.20%) UNIX
29 1327 (9.49%) HTML5
30 1281 (9.16%) Mathematics

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 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
1 528 (3.78%) Tomcat
2 472 (3.38%) Apache
3 400 (2.86%) Node.js
4 318 (2.27%) SharePoint
5 284 (2.03%) WebSphere
6 240 (1.72%) IIS
7 227 (1.62%) CMS
8 226 (1.62%) WebLogic
9 143 (1.02%) Apache Solr
10 87 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
11 80 (0.57%) Confluence
11 80 (0.57%) Drupal
12 77 (0.55%) WebSphere Application Server
13 76 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
14 71 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
15 67 (0.48%) WordPress
15 67 (0.48%) Adobe CQ
16 64 (0.46%) Oracle Service Bus
17 63 (0.45%) GlassFish
17 63 (0.45%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1072 (7.67%) MS Excel
2 155 (1.11%) MS Office
3 75 (0.54%) Photoshop
4 70 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 53 (0.38%) MS Visio
6 52 (0.37%) Simulink
7 50 (0.36%) MS Project
8 26 (0.19%) 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
12 11 (0.079%) Fireworks
13 9 (0.064%) Adobe After Effects
14 8 (0.057%) InfoPath
14 8 (0.057%) Mathematica
15 6 (0.043%) AutoCAD
15 6 (0.043%) CINEMA 4D
15 6 (0.043%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 73 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 63 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
3 62 (0.44%) Magento
4 13 (0.093%) Oracle Applications
5 12 (0.086%) Markit EDM
6 11 (0.079%) Google Analytics
6 11 (0.079%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 9 (0.064%) AquaLogic BPM
8 8 (0.057%) Oracle Cash Management
9 6 (0.043%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
9 6 (0.043%) Advent Moxy
10 5 (0.036%) Dynamics AX
10 5 (0.036%) CODA-Financials
11 4 (0.029%) Tridion
12 3 (0.021%) LabWindows
12 3 (0.021%) WebTrends
13 2 (0.014%) Cognos TM1
13 2 (0.014%) Dynamics NAV
13 2 (0.014%) Visualfiles
13 2 (0.014%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 357 (2.55%) SaaS
2 176 (1.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 174 (1.24%) Amazon AWS
4 108 (0.77%) GitHub
5 103 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
6 94 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
7 29 (0.21%) Amazon S3
8 25 (0.18%) Force.com
9 24 (0.17%) PaaS
10 17 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
11 16 (0.11%) Google App Engine
12 13 (0.093%) Google Apps
13 12 (0.086%) Amazon EMR
14 8 (0.057%) Office 365
14 8 (0.057%) Google Compute Engine
15 6 (0.043%) IaaS
16 4 (0.029%) Heroku
17 3 (0.021%) Amazon ELB
18 1 (0.007%) Basecamp
18 1 (0.007%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 459 (3.28%) HTTP
2 444 (3.18%) Internet
3 373 (2.67%) TCP/IP
4 133 (0.95%) SSL
5 128 (0.92%) Wireless
6 124 (0.89%) Ethernet
7 103 (0.74%) GSM
8 61 (0.44%) LTE
9 58 (0.41%) DNS
10 55 (0.39%) RTP
10 55 (0.39%) LDAP
11 47 (0.34%) Intranet
12 46 (0.33%) FTP
12 46 (0.33%) VoIP
12 46 (0.33%) Firewall
13 44 (0.31%) Network Security
14 42 (0.30%) UMTS
15 37 (0.26%) SMTP
16 35 (0.25%) GPRS
17 34 (0.24%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2875 (20.56%) SQL Server
2 1004 (7.18%) MySQL
3 950 (6.79%) Relational Database
4 625 (4.47%) Big Data
5 561 (4.01%) NoSQL
6 491 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
7 454 (3.25%) MongoDB
8 436 (3.12%) RDBMS
9 367 (2.62%) Hadoop
10 283 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
11 250 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
12 200 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
13 191 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
14 180 (1.29%) Oracle Database
15 146 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 138 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 123 (0.88%) DB2
17 123 (0.88%) Redis
18 89 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
19 83 (0.59%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 1096 (7.84%) Visual Studio
2 983 (7.03%) Git (software)
3 854 (6.11%) Subversion
4 520 (3.72%) Jenkins
5 504 (3.60%) Maven
6 482 (3.45%) Eclipse
7 465 (3.33%) Selenium
8 458 (3.28%) JUnit
9 445 (3.18%) Team Foundation Server
10 363 (2.60%) JIRA
11 287 (2.05%) NUnit
12 272 (1.95%) Cucumber
13 217 (1.55%) Hudson
14 196 (1.40%) Ant
15 125 (0.89%) WebDriver
15 125 (0.89%) Rational DOORS
16 122 (0.87%) Jasmine
17 115 (0.82%) TeamCity
18 114 (0.82%) Xcode
19 80 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2604 (18.63%) Finance
2 637 (4.56%) Banking
3 604 (4.32%) Games
4 506 (3.62%) Telecoms
5 446 (3.19%) Electronics
6 350 (2.50%) Marketing
7 337 (2.41%) Retail
8 271 (1.94%) Front Office
9 213 (1.52%) Manufacturing
10 209 (1.49%) Aerospace
11 204 (1.46%) Investment Banking
12 200 (1.43%) Military
13 176 (1.26%) Financial Institution
14 151 (1.08%) Automotive
15 133 (0.95%) Legal
16 129 (0.92%) Advertising
17 107 (0.77%) Publishing
18 95 (0.68%) Law
19 94 (0.67%) Multimedia
20 92 (0.66%) French Language
Job Titles
1 7316 (52.33%) Developer
2 5561 (39.78%) Software Engineer
3 1802 (12.89%) Java Developer
4 1765 (12.62%) Software Developer
5 1363 (9.75%) Senior Developer
6 1304 (9.33%) C# Developer
7 1154 (8.25%) Senior Software Engineer
8 1115 (7.98%) .NET Developer
9 767 (5.49%) Programmer
10 746 (5.34%) Graduate
11 715 (5.11%) C# .NET Developer
12 608 (4.35%) Java Software Engineer
13 602 (4.31%) C++ Developer
14 597 (4.27%) C++ Software Engineer
15 586 (4.19%) Junior
16 499 (3.57%) Analyst
17 497 (3.55%) Web Developer
18 493 (3.53%) C# Software Engineer
19 428 (3.06%) .NET Software Engineer
20 398 (2.85%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4593 (32.85%) .NET
2 3616 (25.86%) HTML
3 2673 (19.12%) CSS
4 2351 (16.82%) ASP.NET
5 1969 (14.08%) XML
6 1808 (12.93%) Web Services
7 1676 (11.99%) jQuery
8 1327 (9.49%) HTML5
9 1199 (8.58%) Spring
10 1067 (7.63%) J2EE
11 947 (6.77%) .NET Framework
12 943 (6.74%) WCF
13 826 (5.91%) ASP.NET MVC
14 791 (5.66%) WPF
15 781 (5.59%) Ajax
16 734 (5.25%) CSS3
17 657 (4.70%) SOAP
18 655 (4.68%) Hibernate
19 600 (4.29%) REST
20 482 (3.45%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 3861 (27.62%) Computer Science
2 1281 (9.16%) Mathematics
3 1000 (7.15%) Analytical Skills
4 839 (6.00%) Open Source
5 628 (4.49%) Mobile App
6 625 (4.47%) User Experience
7 578 (4.13%) Enterprise Software
8 459 (3.28%) Physics
9 278 (1.99%) Embedded Systems
10 266 (1.90%) Visualisation
11 245 (1.75%) Client/Server
12 230 (1.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 224 (1.60%) Management Information System
14 184 (1.32%) Firmware
15 177 (1.27%) Derivative
16 170 (1.22%) Hedge funds
17 166 (1.19%) N-Tier
18 165 (1.18%) Device Driver
19 152 (1.09%) 3D Graphics
20 146 (1.04%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2700 (19.31%) Linux
2 2018 (14.43%) Windows
3 1426 (10.20%) UNIX
4 944 (6.75%) Android
5 738 (5.28%) Apple iOS
6 162 (1.16%) Embedded Linux
7 115 (0.82%) Solaris
8 103 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 97 (0.69%) Mac OS X
10 68 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
11 64 (0.46%) Windows Phone
12 59 (0.42%) AIX
13 56 (0.40%) CentOS
14 48 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
14 48 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
15 46 (0.33%) Windows CE
16 45 (0.32%) HPUX
17 41 (0.29%) Debian
18 37 (0.26%) Ubuntu
19 33 (0.24%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5591 (39.99%) Agile Software Development
2 3266 (23.36%) OO
3 2382 (17.04%) TDD
4 2084 (14.91%) Scrum
5 1957 (14.00%) MVC
6 1189 (8.50%) Multithreading
7 1142 (8.17%) Unit Testing
8 1105 (7.90%) Continuous Integration
9 1046 (7.48%) OOP
10 981 (7.02%) OOD
11 892 (6.38%) E-Commerce
12 860 (6.15%) Web Development
13 819 (5.86%) Mentoring
14 692 (4.95%) BDD
15 671 (4.80%) UML
16 658 (4.71%) Project Management
17 587 (4.20%) SOA
18 455 (3.25%) Configuration Management
19 425 (3.04%) Android Development
20 419 (3.00%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 5488 (39.25%) Java
2 5456 (39.02%) C#
3 4279 (30.61%) C++
4 4069 (29.10%) JavaScript
5 3978 (28.45%) SQL
6 2303 (16.47%) C
7 1627 (11.64%) Python
8 1046 (7.48%) PHP
9 704 (5.04%) Ruby
10 574 (4.11%) VB.NET
11 532 (3.81%) Perl
12 428 (3.06%) T-SQL
13 414 (2.96%) Scala
14 380 (2.72%) Objective-C
15 305 (2.18%) Embedded C
16 292 (2.09%) VB
17 258 (1.85%) PL/SQL
18 254 (1.82%) Shell Script
19 234 (1.67%) Bash Shell
20 199 (1.42%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 4923 (35.21%) Degree
2 563 (4.03%) Security Cleared
3 384 (2.75%) PhD
4 237 (1.70%) SC Cleared
5 132 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 121 (0.87%) DV Cleared
7 107 (0.77%) ISEB
8 75 (0.54%) HND
9 59 (0.42%) Sun Certification
10 45 (0.32%) ISTQB
11 40 (0.29%) Postgraduate
11 40 (0.29%) MCP
12 39 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 35 (0.25%) MCSE
14 33 (0.24%) MCSD
15 27 (0.19%) MCTS
16 22 (0.16%) OCPJP
17 18 (0.13%) PMI Certification
18 16 (0.11%) HNC
18 16 (0.11%) OCMJD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 881 (6.30%) QA
2 178 (1.27%) ISO 9001
3 63 (0.45%) SLA
4 31 (0.22%) IEC 61508
4 31 (0.22%) TickIT
5 30 (0.21%) DO-178B
6 27 (0.19%) ISO 9000
7 24 (0.17%) JTAG
8 15 (0.11%) EMIR
8 15 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
8 15 (0.11%) Data Quality
9 12 (0.086%) WAI
10 10 (0.072%) HL7
11 6 (0.043%) Solvency II
12 5 (0.036%) AIFMD
12 5 (0.036%) FATCA
13 4 (0.029%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 3 (0.021%) JSP 440
15 2 (0.014%) DICOM
16 1 (0.007%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 82 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 54 (0.39%) Active Directory
3 35 (0.25%) Hyper-V
4 27 (0.19%) KVM
5 26 (0.19%) HDFS
6 21 (0.15%) Varnish
7 14 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
8 12 (0.086%) Snort
9 11 (0.079%) OpenSIPS
9 11 (0.079%) IMail Server
9 11 (0.079%) Xen
10 9 (0.064%) VMware ESX
11 8 (0.057%) QEMU
12 7 (0.050%) VMware Workstation
12 7 (0.050%) Terminal Services
13 6 (0.043%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 6 (0.043%) vSphere
13 6 (0.043%) VirtualBox
14 5 (0.036%) Apache Flume
15 4 (0.029%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 171 (1.22%) Puppet
2 100 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
3 61 (0.44%) Nagios
4 53 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
5 40 (0.29%) Vagrant
6 15 (0.11%) Ansible
7 14 (0.10%) ZABBIX
8 12 (0.086%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 12 (0.086%) Munin
9 11 (0.079%) HAProxy
10 10 (0.072%) Ganglia
11 9 (0.064%) Salt
11 9 (0.064%) SCCM
12 8 (0.057%) CA SiteMinder
12 8 (0.057%) OpenSSO
12 8 (0.057%) Capistrano
12 8 (0.057%) logstash
13 7 (0.050%) YUM
14 6 (0.043%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 5 (0.036%) Icinga
Vendors
1 1831 (13.10%) Microsoft
2 1705 (12.20%) Oracle
3 288 (2.06%) Google
4 279 (2.00%) JBoss
5 144 (1.03%) IBM
6 137 (0.98%) Adobe
7 134 (0.96%) Facebook
8 130 (0.93%) Twitter
9 128 (0.92%) Zend
10 123 (0.88%) VMware
11 117 (0.84%) Red Hat
12 116 (0.83%) SAP
12 116 (0.83%) Sitecore
13 100 (0.72%) Sybase
14 91 (0.65%) TIBCO
15 87 (0.62%) hybris
16 82 (0.59%) Sun
17 67 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
18 66 (0.47%) Perforce
19 59 (0.42%) EPiServer
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