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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 38 34 32
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 6324 6921 6636
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.88% 6.18% 6.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.07% 7.52% 7.62%
Number of salaries quoted 5412 6017 5696
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £62,500
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
89386 92046 87078
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 83.07% 82.22% 80.01%
Number of salaries quoted 72431 73738 71774
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +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 27 March 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 27 March 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
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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 -5 5852 £45,000 - 1024
London -7 1959 £55,000 - 310
South East -2 1506 £42,500 -5.55% 274
East of England 0 647 £43,000 +1.17% 117
South West -4 575 £40,000 +6.66% 129
Yorkshire +6 349 £40,000 - 51
Cambridgeshire +3 345 £42,500 +3.65% 78
City of London -21 337 £55,000 - 72
Hampshire +7 327 £40,000 - 60
North West -3 325 £40,250 +7.33% 44
Surrey -3 312 £50,000 +5.26% 53
Cambridge +5 301 £42,500 - 68
Berkshire +7 290 £47,250 +5.00% 46
West Midlands +17 270 £40,000 +6.66% 30
Scotland +2 256 £40,000 -5.88% 43
Manchester +13 244 £40,000 - 17
East Midlands -8 208 £40,000 +6.66% 56
West Sussex +4 196 £40,000 -11.11% 12
Bristol -2 196 £42,500 +11.84% 46
West Yorkshire +5 190 £40,000 - 35
Leeds +16 161 £40,000 -5.88% 24
Hertfordshire -1 159 £45,000 +5.88% 17
Edinburgh +5 146 £40,000 - 26
Reading +13 134 £45,000 +9.75% 18
Dorset +2 128 £36,500 +12.30% 20
Southampton +3 127 £40,000 +6.66% 24
East Sussex +17 124 £40,000 - 14
Oxfordshire -14 117 £45,000 -5.26% 58
Buckinghamshire +13 108 £38,000 -5.00% 15
Birmingham +39 107 £36,250 -9.37% 11

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 5371 (42.23%) Agile Software Development
2 5137 (40.39%) C#
3 4668 (36.70%) Java
4 4424 (34.78%) Degree
5 4374 (34.39%) .NET
6 4073 (32.02%) JavaScript
7 3634 (28.57%) SQL
8 3608 (28.37%) C++
9 3219 (25.31%) HTML
10 3049 (23.97%) Computer Science
11 2873 (22.59%) OO
12 2560 (20.13%) SQL Server
13 2497 (19.63%) CSS
14 2492 (19.59%) Linux
15 2427 (19.08%) ASP.NET
16 2344 (18.43%) MVC
17 2220 (17.45%) TDD
18 2161 (16.99%) Finance
19 1948 (15.32%) XML
20 1926 (15.14%) Windows
21 1917 (15.07%) C
22 1781 (14.00%) Scrum
23 1723 (13.55%) jQuery
24 1695 (13.33%) Web Services
25 1678 (13.19%) Microsoft
26 1552 (12.20%) Python
27 1427 (11.22%) Oracle
28 1241 (9.76%) HTML5
29 1234 (9.70%) Spring
30 1113 (8.75%) ASP.NET MVC

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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
1 447 (3.51%) Tomcat
2 441 (3.47%) Node.js
3 422 (3.32%) Apache
4 258 (2.03%) JBoss
5 247 (1.94%) IIS
6 245 (1.93%) SharePoint
7 233 (1.83%) WebSphere
8 223 (1.75%) WebLogic
9 218 (1.71%) CMS
10 104 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
11 93 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
12 85 (0.67%) Confluence
13 79 (0.62%) Apache Solr
14 77 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
15 75 (0.59%) Drupal
16 73 (0.57%) MQSeries
17 71 (0.56%) nginx
18 54 (0.42%) Umbraco
19 53 (0.42%) OpenStack
20 47 (0.37%) GlassFish
Applications
1 889 (6.99%) MS Excel
2 122 (0.96%) MS Office
3 84 (0.66%) Photoshop
4 69 (0.54%) Simulink
5 45 (0.35%) MS Visio
6 38 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
7 32 (0.25%) TargetLink
8 27 (0.21%) MS Project
9 23 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
10 19 (0.15%) Mingle
11 13 (0.10%) InfoPath
12 12 (0.094%) Fireworks
13 11 (0.086%) AutoCAD
13 11 (0.086%) Spreadsheet
14 8 (0.063%) Stateflow
15 7 (0.055%) Mathematica
15 7 (0.055%) GNU Octave
16 5 (0.039%) Adobe Creative Suite
17 4 (0.031%) Blender
17 4 (0.031%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 100 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
3 24 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
4 21 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 16 (0.13%) Google Analytics
6 10 (0.079%) Oracle Applications
7 9 (0.071%) Magento
8 7 (0.055%) assyst
9 6 (0.047%) SAP PM
10 5 (0.039%) RMDS
10 5 (0.039%) Oracle 11i
10 5 (0.039%) SAP MRS
10 5 (0.039%) IntelliMatch
11 4 (0.031%) Visualfiles
11 4 (0.031%) Fredhopper
11 4 (0.031%) Oracle EBS
11 4 (0.031%) Sophis RISQUE
11 4 (0.031%) LabWindows
12 3 (0.024%) Dynamics NAV
12 3 (0.024%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 320 (2.52%) SaaS
2 292 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 191 (1.50%) Amazon AWS
4 133 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
5 96 (0.75%) GitHub
6 72 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
7 59 (0.46%) PaaS
8 32 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
9 30 (0.24%) Amazon S3
10 24 (0.19%) IaaS
11 19 (0.15%) Force.com
12 18 (0.14%) Google App Engine
13 9 (0.071%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 8 (0.063%) AWS OpsWorks
15 7 (0.055%) HP Helion
15 7 (0.055%) AWS CloudFormation
16 6 (0.047%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 6 (0.047%) ElastiCache
16 6 (0.047%) Amazon SQS
16 6 (0.047%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 391 (3.07%) TCP/IP
2 353 (2.78%) Internet
3 329 (2.59%) HTTP
4 159 (1.25%) Ethernet
5 137 (1.08%) Wireless
6 70 (0.55%) Firewall
7 52 (0.41%) LDAP
8 44 (0.35%) SSL
9 42 (0.33%) GSM
10 40 (0.31%) Bluetooth
11 38 (0.30%) DNS
12 36 (0.28%) SNMP
12 36 (0.28%) VoIP
12 36 (0.28%) ZigBee
13 34 (0.27%) DVB
14 30 (0.24%) FTP
14 30 (0.24%) Network Security
14 30 (0.24%) Profibus
15 29 (0.23%) Broadband
15 29 (0.23%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2560 (20.13%) SQL Server
2 984 (7.74%) MySQL
3 779 (6.12%) Relational Database
4 508 (3.99%) NoSQL
5 456 (3.59%) MongoDB
6 433 (3.40%) RDBMS
7 431 (3.39%) Big Data
8 396 (3.11%) SQL Server 2008
9 264 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
10 215 (1.69%) Hadoop
11 204 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
12 180 (1.42%) Oracle Database
13 135 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 134 (1.05%) Redis
15 115 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 107 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
17 106 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
18 76 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
19 69 (0.54%) Data Mining
20 67 (0.53%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1053 (8.28%) Git (software)
2 887 (6.97%) Visual Studio
3 741 (5.83%) Subversion
4 463 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
5 458 (3.60%) Maven
6 432 (3.40%) JUnit
7 401 (3.15%) Eclipse
8 396 (3.11%) Jenkins
9 393 (3.09%) Selenium
10 388 (3.05%) JIRA
11 327 (2.57%) NUnit
12 181 (1.42%) Ant
13 155 (1.22%) TeamCity
13 155 (1.22%) Cucumber
14 111 (0.87%) Jasmine
15 108 (0.85%) Rational DOORS
16 106 (0.83%) WebDriver
17 93 (0.73%) Moq
18 90 (0.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
19 89 (0.70%) Bugzilla
General
1 2161 (16.99%) Finance
2 523 (4.11%) Telecoms
3 463 (3.64%) Banking
4 456 (3.59%) Retail
5 433 (3.40%) Electronics
6 407 (3.20%) Marketing
7 336 (2.64%) Games
8 229 (1.80%) Automotive
9 209 (1.64%) Manufacturing
10 208 (1.64%) Aerospace
11 165 (1.30%) Financial Institution
12 151 (1.19%) Front Office
13 138 (1.08%) Advertising
14 107 (0.84%) Back Office
15 100 (0.79%) Military
16 74 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
17 66 (0.52%) Investment Banking
18 65 (0.51%) Legal
19 58 (0.46%) Law
20 55 (0.43%) French Language
Job Titles
1 6183 (48.61%) Developer
2 5167 (40.62%) Software Engineer
3 1574 (12.38%) Software Developer
4 1329 (10.45%) Java Developer
5 1273 (10.01%) C# Developer
6 1132 (8.90%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1095 (8.61%) Senior Developer
8 962 (7.56%) .NET Developer
9 731 (5.75%) C# .NET Developer
10 621 (4.88%) Graduate
11 520 (4.09%) Programmer
12 517 (4.06%) Junior
13 501 (3.94%) C# Software Engineer
14 499 (3.92%) C++ Developer
15 493 (3.88%) C++ Software Engineer
16 474 (3.73%) Embedded Software Engineer
17 438 (3.44%) Web Developer
18 429 (3.37%) Java Software Engineer
19 417 (3.28%) Architect
20 358 (2.81%) .NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4374 (34.39%) .NET
2 3219 (25.31%) HTML
3 2497 (19.63%) CSS
4 2427 (19.08%) ASP.NET
5 1948 (15.32%) XML
6 1723 (13.55%) jQuery
7 1695 (13.33%) Web Services
8 1241 (9.76%) HTML5
9 1234 (9.70%) Spring
10 1113 (8.75%) ASP.NET MVC
11 947 (7.45%) J2EE
12 864 (6.79%) Ajax
12 864 (6.79%) WCF
13 849 (6.68%) .NET Framework
14 800 (6.29%) WPF
15 797 (6.27%) AngularJS
16 672 (5.28%) JSON
17 664 (5.22%) REST
18 615 (4.84%) SOAP
19 571 (4.49%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 3049 (23.97%) Computer Science
2 960 (7.55%) Mathematics
3 914 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
4 840 (6.60%) Open Source
5 692 (5.44%) Algorithms
6 511 (4.02%) User Experience
7 461 (3.62%) Mobile App
7 461 (3.62%) Enterprise Software
8 350 (2.75%) Physics
9 337 (2.65%) Embedded Systems
10 302 (2.37%) Visualisation
11 281 (2.21%) Data Structures
12 206 (1.62%) Client/Server
13 190 (1.49%) Hedge funds
14 181 (1.42%) Management Information System
15 153 (1.20%) Device Driver
16 123 (0.97%) N-Tier
17 122 (0.96%) Blog
18 118 (0.93%) Social Media
19 116 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 2492 (19.59%) Linux
2 1926 (15.14%) Windows
3 1110 (8.73%) UNIX
4 746 (5.87%) Android
5 625 (4.91%) Apple iOS
6 102 (0.80%) Embedded Linux
7 94 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 90 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
9 89 (0.70%) Solaris
10 73 (0.57%) Mac OS X
11 61 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
12 53 (0.42%) CentOS
13 51 (0.40%) Windows 7
14 50 (0.39%) VxWorks
15 47 (0.37%) Ubuntu
16 46 (0.36%) Windows 2000 Server
17 41 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
18 38 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
18 38 (0.30%) HPUX
19 36 (0.28%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5371 (42.23%) Agile Software Development
2 2873 (22.59%) OO
3 2344 (18.43%) MVC
4 2220 (17.45%) TDD
5 1781 (14.00%) Scrum
6 1058 (8.32%) Continuous Integration
7 983 (7.73%) Unit Testing
8 956 (7.52%) OOP
9 945 (7.43%) Multithreading
10 895 (7.04%) OOD
11 885 (6.96%) UML
12 785 (6.17%) Web Development
13 772 (6.07%) E-Commerce
14 742 (5.83%) BDD
15 667 (5.24%) Mentoring
16 581 (4.57%) Project Management
17 505 (3.97%) SOA
18 445 (3.50%) Analytics
19 382 (3.00%) Test Automation
20 325 (2.56%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5137 (40.39%) C#
2 4668 (36.70%) Java
3 4073 (32.02%) JavaScript
4 3634 (28.57%) SQL
5 3608 (28.37%) C++
6 1917 (15.07%) C
7 1552 (12.20%) Python
8 936 (7.36%) PHP
9 602 (4.73%) Ruby
10 575 (4.52%) VB.NET
11 551 (4.33%) T-SQL
12 427 (3.36%) Perl
13 381 (3.00%) Embedded C
14 291 (2.29%) VB
15 287 (2.26%) PL/SQL
15 287 (2.26%) Objective-C
16 281 (2.21%) Scala
17 272 (2.14%) Embedded C++
18 203 (1.60%) MATLAB
19 168 (1.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4424 (34.78%) Degree
2 526 (4.14%) Security Cleared
3 360 (2.83%) PhD
4 323 (2.54%) SC Cleared
5 155 (1.22%) DV Cleared
6 139 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
7 82 (0.64%) ISEB
8 54 (0.42%) Sun Certification
9 50 (0.39%) HND
10 44 (0.35%) ISTQB
11 41 (0.32%) PMI Certification
12 37 (0.29%) OCPJP
13 33 (0.26%) Oracle Certification
14 31 (0.24%) PMP
14 31 (0.24%) MCTS
15 30 (0.24%) MCSD
16 26 (0.20%) Postgraduate
17 23 (0.18%) MCSE
18 20 (0.16%) Chartered Engineer
19 19 (0.15%) OCMJD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 759 (5.97%) QA
2 129 (1.01%) ISO 9001
3 62 (0.49%) PCI DSS
4 48 (0.38%) DO-178B
5 42 (0.33%) JTAG
6 35 (0.28%) SLA
7 26 (0.20%) IEC 61508
8 21 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 16 (0.13%) WCAG
9 16 (0.13%) ISO 9000
10 14 (0.11%) JSP 440
11 13 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
12 12 (0.094%) DO-254
13 11 (0.086%) EMIR
14 9 (0.071%) GAMP
15 7 (0.055%) TickIT
16 6 (0.047%) Data Quality
17 5 (0.039%) ISO 8583
17 5 (0.039%) DICOM
18 4 (0.031%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 253 (1.99%) Firmware
2 77 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (0.54%) Hyper-V
4 62 (0.49%) Active Directory
5 50 (0.39%) Varnish
5 50 (0.39%) Docker
6 21 (0.17%) KVM
6 21 (0.17%) Xen
7 18 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
8 13 (0.10%) HDFS
9 11 (0.086%) NFS
10 10 (0.079%) XenServer
10 10 (0.079%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 9 (0.071%) QEMU
11 9 (0.071%) LXC
12 8 (0.063%) Squid
13 7 (0.055%) vSphere
13 7 (0.055%) qmail
14 6 (0.047%) iptables
15 5 (0.039%) IMail Server
Systems Management
1 178 (1.40%) Puppet
2 174 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
3 58 (0.46%) Nagios
4 55 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
5 51 (0.40%) Ansible
6 31 (0.24%) Vagrant
7 14 (0.11%) OpenNMS
7 14 (0.11%) Salt
8 10 (0.079%) Capistrano
9 9 (0.071%) logstash
10 8 (0.063%) yum
10 8 (0.063%) Zenoss
10 8 (0.063%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 8 (0.063%) MOM
10 8 (0.063%) Graphite
10 8 (0.063%) Kubernetes
11 7 (0.055%) SCCM
12 6 (0.047%) ZABBIX
12 6 (0.047%) OpenAM
12 6 (0.047%) Kibana
Vendors
1 1678 (13.19%) Microsoft
2 1427 (11.22%) Oracle
3 256 (2.01%) Google
4 159 (1.25%) IBM
5 120 (0.94%) Sybase
5 120 (0.94%) Red Hat
6 117 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
7 107 (0.84%) VMware
8 91 (0.72%) SAP
9 87 (0.68%) Apple
10 82 (0.64%) Sun
11 80 (0.63%) Sitecore
11 80 (0.63%) hybris
12 79 (0.62%) Twitter
13 78 (0.61%) Zend
14 77 (0.61%) Facebook
15 65 (0.51%) Perforce
16 61 (0.48%) Adobe
17 54 (0.42%) TIBCO
18 51 (0.40%) TOWER Software
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