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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 30 38 39
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +1
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 6868 6575 6020
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.27% 5.73% 5.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.36% 6.92% 6.94%
Number of salaries quoted 5781 5553 5286
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +7.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £65,000
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
93272 94978 86805
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 85.17% 82.77% 81.71%
Number of salaries quoted 76819 75777 71033
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +9 6449 £45,000 - 935
London +8 2400 £60,000 +9.09% 288
South East +5 1473 £42,500 - 185
South West +10 677 £40,000 +13.63% 108
East of England -3 599 £42,500 +6.25% 144
Yorkshire +25 432 £40,000 - 54
City of London +15 408 £65,000 +13.04% 56
Hampshire +4 394 £43,000 +7.50% 54
West Yorkshire +44 353 £42,500 +6.25% 34
Bristol +12 352 £45,000 +20.00% 22
West Midlands +22 322 £37,500 +7.14% 46
North West +15 319 £38,250 +1.32% 54
Surrey -10 306 £45,000 - 30
Leeds +47 272 £43,000 +1.17% 29
Cambridgeshire -4 260 £45,000 +5.88% 93
East Midlands -16 241 £37,500 -6.25% 44
Berkshire +21 233 £45,000 +7.14% 29
Cambridge -2 229 £45,000 +8.43% 77
Scotland -9 217 £38,500 - 46
Manchester +19 216 £37,500 -6.25% 31
Hertfordshire +5 164 £40,000 -5.88% 22
Gloucestershire +4 133 £40,000 - 34
Oxfordshire -7 125 £42,500 -5.55% 31
West Sussex +17 119 £40,000 -5.88% 4
East Sussex +17 114 £40,000 -5.88% 11
Buckinghamshire +3 111 £40,000 +10.34% 14
Reading +27 107 £45,000 - 13
Edinburgh -11 96 £38,000 -5.00% 19
Milton Keynes +14 91 £38,000 +1.33% 11
Wales +9 91 £37,500 +3.44% 7

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 6070 (45.66%) Agile Software Development
2 5325 (40.06%) Java
3 4836 (36.38%) C#
4 4424 (33.28%) Degree
5 4025 (30.28%) .NET
6 4010 (30.16%) JavaScript
7 3894 (29.29%) SQL
8 3847 (28.94%) C++
9 3277 (24.65%) HTML
10 3243 (24.39%) Computer Science
11 2865 (21.55%) Linux
12 2731 (20.54%) OO
13 2541 (19.11%) TDD
14 2434 (18.31%) CSS
15 2347 (17.65%) SQL Server
16 2256 (16.97%) Finance
17 2141 (16.11%) ASP.NET
18 2127 (16.00%) MVC
19 2055 (15.46%) Scrum
20 1976 (14.86%) C
21 1944 (14.62%) Python
22 1929 (14.51%) Windows
23 1834 (13.80%) Web Services
24 1774 (13.34%) jQuery
25 1599 (12.03%) XML
26 1547 (11.64%) Microsoft
27 1515 (11.40%) Oracle
28 1469 (11.05%) Continuous Integration
29 1426 (10.73%) Spring
30 1398 (10.52%) SDLC

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 671 (5.05%) Node.js
2 509 (3.83%) Apache
3 502 (3.78%) Tomcat
4 258 (1.94%) JBoss
5 251 (1.89%) WebSphere
6 225 (1.69%) SharePoint
7 218 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
8 208 (1.56%) WebLogic
9 200 (1.50%) IIS
10 148 (1.11%) Apache Spark
11 147 (1.11%) CMS
12 128 (0.96%) Apache Solr
13 116 (0.87%) OpenStack
14 111 (0.83%) nginx
15 76 (0.57%) Apache Pig
16 70 (0.53%) Mule
17 64 (0.48%) Confluence
18 63 (0.47%) MQSeries
19 55 (0.41%) Jetty
20 47 (0.35%) SAS
Applications
1 778 (5.85%) MS Excel
2 91 (0.68%) MS Office
3 56 (0.42%) Simulink
4 50 (0.38%) Photoshop
5 35 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
5 35 (0.26%) TargetLink
6 27 (0.20%) InfoPath
7 25 (0.19%) MS Visio
8 23 (0.17%) MS Project
9 12 (0.090%) Adobe Illustrator
9 12 (0.090%) Spreadsheet
10 11 (0.083%) Mingle
11 9 (0.068%) FrameMaker
12 8 (0.060%) AutoCAD
13 6 (0.045%) Pro/ENGINEER
13 6 (0.045%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 6 (0.045%) Siemens NX
13 6 (0.045%) PTC Creo
13 6 (0.045%) SOLIDWORKS
13 6 (0.045%) Revit
Business Applications
1 59 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 28 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 25 (0.19%) Magento
4 13 (0.098%) Oracle BPM
4 13 (0.098%) Oracle 11i
5 11 (0.083%) Markit EDM
6 9 (0.068%) Sophis RISQUE
7 8 (0.060%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (0.038%) Oracle Applications
8 5 (0.038%) LatentZero
8 5 (0.038%) Endur
8 5 (0.038%) thinkFolio
9 4 (0.030%) SAP Business One
9 4 (0.030%) VisionPLUS
10 3 (0.023%) BusinessWorks
10 3 (0.023%) Dynamics NAV
10 3 (0.023%) Beauchamp
10 3 (0.023%) JDE EnterpriseOne
11 2 (0.015%) Visualfiles
11 2 (0.015%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 669 (5.03%) Amazon AWS
2 447 (3.36%) SaaS
3 407 (3.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 145 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
5 134 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
6 119 (0.90%) GitHub
7 90 (0.68%) IaaS
8 72 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
9 71 (0.53%) PaaS
10 66 (0.50%) Google App Engine
11 30 (0.23%) Heroku
12 26 (0.20%) Force.com
13 24 (0.18%) Google Analytics
13 24 (0.18%) Sumo Logic
14 22 (0.17%) HP Helion
15 20 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
16 14 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 14 (0.11%) Office 365
17 13 (0.098%) Amazon ElastiCache
18 10 (0.075%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 507 (3.81%) Internet
2 448 (3.37%) TCP/IP
3 370 (2.78%) HTTP
4 148 (1.11%) Ethernet
5 76 (0.57%) Network Security
6 72 (0.54%) DNS
6 72 (0.54%) Wireless
7 62 (0.47%) Firewall
8 43 (0.32%) SSL
8 43 (0.32%) Broadband
8 43 (0.32%) VoIP
9 41 (0.31%) Bluetooth
9 41 (0.31%) GSM
10 40 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
11 38 (0.29%) ATM
11 38 (0.29%) SMTP
12 35 (0.26%) FTP
12 35 (0.26%) Intranet
13 31 (0.23%) LTE
14 30 (0.23%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2347 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 1102 (8.29%) MySQL
3 845 (6.36%) Relational Database
4 765 (5.75%) MongoDB
5 727 (5.47%) NoSQL
6 597 (4.49%) Big Data
7 403 (3.03%) Hadoop
8 394 (2.96%) RDBMS
9 280 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
10 223 (1.68%) Oracle Database
11 221 (1.66%) Apache Cassandra
12 214 (1.61%) Redis
13 210 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
14 165 (1.24%) Apache Hive
15 164 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
16 141 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
17 140 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 126 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 92 (0.69%) DB2
20 82 (0.62%) HBase
Development Applications
1 1384 (10.41%) Git (software)
2 951 (7.15%) Visual Studio
3 661 (4.97%) Jenkins
4 617 (4.64%) Maven
5 590 (4.44%) Subversion
6 530 (3.99%) Team Foundation Server
7 484 (3.64%) JUnit
8 438 (3.29%) Selenium
9 393 (2.96%) JIRA
10 379 (2.85%) Eclipse
11 325 (2.44%) NUnit
12 236 (1.78%) Ant
13 213 (1.60%) TeamCity
14 171 (1.29%) Cucumber
15 151 (1.14%) Grunt
16 140 (1.05%) Hudson
17 135 (1.02%) Gradle
18 110 (0.83%) Mercurial
19 102 (0.77%) Jasmine
19 102 (0.77%) Moq
General
1 2256 (16.97%) Finance
2 709 (5.33%) Telecoms
3 612 (4.60%) Retail
4 559 (4.20%) Games
5 467 (3.51%) Banking
6 401 (3.02%) Electronics
7 367 (2.76%) Marketing
8 258 (1.94%) Manufacturing
9 240 (1.81%) Automotive
10 202 (1.52%) Front Office
11 182 (1.37%) Aerospace
12 162 (1.22%) Financial Institution
13 135 (1.02%) Back Office
14 127 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
15 116 (0.87%) Advertising
16 109 (0.82%) Publishing
17 102 (0.77%) Military
18 88 (0.66%) Investment Banking
19 78 (0.59%) Legal
20 45 (0.34%) Law
Job Titles
1 6510 (48.97%) Developer
2 5445 (40.96%) Software Engineer
3 1569 (11.80%) Java Developer
4 1405 (10.57%) Software Developer
5 1291 (9.71%) Senior Developer
6 1190 (8.95%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1053 (7.92%) C# Developer
8 854 (6.42%) .NET Developer
9 736 (5.54%) Graduate
10 628 (4.72%) C# .NET Developer
11 564 (4.24%) Junior
12 560 (4.21%) C# Software Engineer
13 512 (3.85%) C++ Developer
14 480 (3.61%) C++ Software Engineer
15 453 (3.41%) Java Software Engineer
16 448 (3.37%) Programmer
17 432 (3.25%) Web Developer
18 397 (2.99%) Senior Java Developer
19 375 (2.82%) Embedded Software Engineer
20 374 (2.81%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4025 (30.28%) .NET
2 3277 (24.65%) HTML
3 2434 (18.31%) CSS
4 2141 (16.11%) ASP.NET
5 1834 (13.80%) Web Services
6 1774 (13.34%) jQuery
7 1599 (12.03%) XML
8 1426 (10.73%) Spring
9 1298 (9.76%) HTML5
10 1020 (7.67%) AngularJS
11 999 (7.51%) REST
12 986 (7.42%) ASP.NET MVC
13 875 (6.58%) J2EE
14 868 (6.53%) WCF
15 863 (6.49%) WPF
16 736 (5.54%) .NET Framework
17 731 (5.50%) Hibernate
18 696 (5.24%) CSS3
19 671 (5.05%) SOAP
20 637 (4.79%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 3243 (24.39%) Computer Science
2 1065 (8.01%) Mathematics
3 1019 (7.67%) Analytical Skills
4 769 (5.78%) Algorithms
5 527 (3.96%) Mobile App
6 504 (3.79%) User Experience
7 473 (3.56%) Data Structures
8 462 (3.48%) Enterprise Software
9 414 (3.11%) Physics
10 285 (2.14%) Visualisation
11 251 (1.89%) Hedge funds
12 236 (1.78%) Client/Server
13 214 (1.61%) Embedded Systems
14 204 (1.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 176 (1.32%) Management Information System
16 171 (1.29%) Derivative
17 148 (1.11%) Digital Media
18 136 (1.02%) N-Tier
19 135 (1.02%) Device Driver
20 133 (1.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2865 (21.55%) Linux
2 1929 (14.51%) Windows
3 1136 (8.55%) UNIX
4 925 (6.96%) Android
5 821 (6.18%) Apple iOS
6 111 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 104 (0.78%) Mac OS X
8 99 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
9 92 (0.69%) Embedded Linux
10 91 (0.68%) Ubuntu
11 80 (0.60%) Windows Mobile
12 76 (0.57%) Windows Phone
13 65 (0.49%) Solaris
14 57 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
15 54 (0.41%) Windows 7
15 54 (0.41%) Windows 8
16 41 (0.31%) Windows 2000 Server
17 38 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
18 35 (0.26%) CentOS
19 32 (0.24%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 6070 (45.66%) Agile Software Development
2 2731 (20.54%) OO
3 2541 (19.11%) TDD
4 2127 (16.00%) MVC
5 2055 (15.46%) Scrum
6 1469 (11.05%) Continuous Integration
7 1398 (10.52%) SDLC
8 1026 (7.72%) Multithreading
9 1023 (7.70%) Unit Testing
10 934 (7.03%) OOP
11 920 (6.92%) BDD
12 864 (6.50%) Mentoring
13 826 (6.21%) Open Source
14 803 (6.04%) OOD
15 772 (5.81%) Web Development
16 755 (5.68%) E-Commerce
17 736 (5.54%) UML
18 563 (4.23%) Project Management
19 510 (3.84%) DevOps
20 485 (3.65%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 5325 (40.06%) Java
2 4836 (36.38%) C#
3 4010 (30.16%) JavaScript
4 3894 (29.29%) SQL
5 3847 (28.94%) C++
6 1976 (14.86%) C
7 1944 (14.62%) Python
8 1043 (7.85%) PHP
9 772 (5.81%) Ruby
10 556 (4.18%) T-SQL
11 547 (4.11%) Scala
12 520 (3.91%) VB.NET
13 455 (3.42%) Perl
14 365 (2.75%) Objective-C
15 349 (2.63%) Embedded C
16 322 (2.42%) PL/SQL
17 299 (2.25%) Embedded C++
18 276 (2.08%) VB
19 222 (1.67%) Shell Script
20 209 (1.57%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4424 (33.28%) Degree
2 433 (3.26%) Security Cleared
3 327 (2.46%) PhD
4 225 (1.69%) SC Cleared
5 150 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 140 (1.05%) DV Cleared
7 75 (0.56%) ISEB
8 55 (0.41%) ISTQB
9 44 (0.33%) MCSE
10 39 (0.29%) PMI Certification
11 37 (0.28%) MCP
12 36 (0.27%) HND
12 36 (0.27%) Sun Certification
13 34 (0.26%) CISSP
14 33 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
15 32 (0.24%) PMP
16 31 (0.23%) CCNA
17 27 (0.20%) Oracle Certification
18 23 (0.17%) SSCP
19 22 (0.17%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 845 (6.36%) QA
2 69 (0.52%) ISO 9001
3 44 (0.33%) SLA
4 40 (0.30%) Dodd-Frank
5 34 (0.26%) EMIR
6 29 (0.22%) DO-178B
7 27 (0.20%) TickIT
8 19 (0.14%) PCI DSS
9 14 (0.11%) WCAG
10 11 (0.083%) JTAG
10 11 (0.083%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 10 (0.075%) ISO 9000
12 9 (0.068%) GAMP
12 9 (0.068%) HL7
13 8 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 7 (0.053%) IEC 61508
15 6 (0.045%) Data Quality
16 3 (0.023%) DICOM
16 3 (0.023%) JSP 440
17 2 (0.015%) GMP
System Software
1 267 (2.01%) Firmware
2 220 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 193 (1.45%) Docker
4 69 (0.52%) Xen
5 68 (0.51%) Varnish
6 58 (0.44%) LXC
7 50 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
8 48 (0.36%) Active Directory
9 42 (0.32%) Hyper-V
10 41 (0.31%) KVM
11 40 (0.30%) VirtualBox
12 32 (0.24%) HDFS
13 27 (0.20%) IMail Server
14 16 (0.12%) Snort
14 16 (0.12%) iptables
14 16 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 12 (0.090%) vSphere
16 10 (0.075%) XenServer
17 5 (0.038%) VMware ESXi
18 4 (0.030%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 310 (2.33%) Puppet
2 302 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
3 192 (1.44%) Ansible
4 87 (0.65%) Vagrant
5 77 (0.58%) Nagios
6 50 (0.38%) Salt
7 38 (0.29%) ZABBIX
8 35 (0.26%) Kubernetes
9 33 (0.25%) Graphite
10 31 (0.23%) HAProxy
11 26 (0.20%) WMI
12 24 (0.18%) logstash
13 20 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
14 19 (0.14%) Opsview
15 16 (0.12%) Mesos
15 16 (0.12%) StatsD
15 16 (0.12%) yum
16 15 (0.11%) Kibana
17 13 (0.098%) Cacti
17 13 (0.098%) OPNET
Vendors
1 1547 (11.64%) Microsoft
2 1515 (11.40%) Oracle
3 399 (3.00%) Google
4 258 (1.94%) VMware
5 173 (1.30%) Red Hat
6 147 (1.11%) Xamarin
7 144 (1.08%) IBM
8 142 (1.07%) Apple
9 113 (0.85%) SAP
10 101 (0.76%) Sybase
11 93 (0.70%) Rackspace
12 87 (0.65%) Zend
13 84 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
14 78 (0.59%) TIBCO
15 74 (0.56%) Adobe
16 68 (0.51%) Perforce
17 66 (0.50%) hybris
18 55 (0.41%) SaltStack
19 53 (0.40%) New Relic
19 53 (0.40%) HP
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £70000 - £80000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £70000 - £80000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + Training
Posted: 3 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Pension, 25 days, Flexi-time
Posted: 3 hours ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £19000 - £21000 per annum + be - shares, pens, health+
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £52000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus and Shares!
Posted: 4 hours ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Computer Recruiter Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + bens - shares, pens, health+
Posted: 7 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Pension, 25 days, Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, 25 days, Flexi-time
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £110000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Training and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £24000 - £45000 per annum + + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday