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 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineering
UK
Rank 23 26 40
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +14
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 6359 6984 6101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 7.56% 6.98% 5.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.58% 7.95% 6.88%
Number of salaries quoted 5359 6012 5164
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

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
74108 87810 88690
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.15% 87.70% 86.04%
Number of salaries quoted 61013 73052 73139
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £76,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 18 January 2017 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 18 January 2017. 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 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 +3 6040 £50,000 +5.26% 1063
London +6 2374 £62,500 +4.16% 423
South East +3 1123 £46,250 +2.77% 191
East of England -2 619 £45,000 - 113
South West -2 566 £42,500 - 100
Yorkshire +7 418 £42,500 - 72
North West +12 397 £42,500 - 66
Cambridgeshire -5 333 £47,500 +5.55% 81
Manchester +11 312 £42,500 -5.55% 51
Cambridge -1 291 £47,500 +5.55% 73
West Midlands +6 285 £42,500 +10.38% 53
Hampshire +6 283 £45,000 +2.27% 63
West Yorkshire +7 259 £45,000 - 49
East Midlands +1 241 £40,000 +6.66% 34
Berkshire +17 215 £45,000 -9.54% 40
Leeds 0 204 £45,000 - 42
Gloucestershire +2 183 £47,500 +5.55% 22
City of London -33 183 £65,000 - 75
Bristol -10 179 £45,000 - 32
Scotland +20 169 £45,000 +9.75% 40
Hertfordshire +25 161 £42,500 -10.52% 16
Surrey -15 156 £47,500 - 36
Oxfordshire +2 140 £47,500 +5.55% 17
Nottinghamshire +5 116 £40,000 +3.22% 15
North Yorkshire +37 112 £42,500 +30.76% 13
Nottingham +6 109 £42,500 +21.42% 13
Buckinghamshire +18 106 £42,000 -1.17% 18
Somerset +11 104 £39,000 +7.58% 19
West Sussex -6 100 £45,000 +8.43% 4
Birmingham +17 94 £42,000 +12.00% 14

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 6386 (49.31%) Agile Software Development
2 5005 (38.65%) Java
3 4116 (31.78%) JavaScript
4 4114 (31.77%) C#
5 3496 (27.00%) Degree
6 3331 (25.72%) SQL
7 3283 (25.35%) C++
8 3279 (25.32%) .NET
9 3228 (24.93%) HTML
10 2633 (20.33%) Computer Science
11 2623 (20.25%) CSS
12 2569 (19.84%) TDD
13 2557 (19.75%) Linux
14 2533 (19.56%) Finance
15 2347 (18.12%) Python
16 2282 (17.62%) Scrum
17 2121 (16.38%) OO
18 1881 (14.53%) MVC
19 1864 (14.39%) SQL Server
20 1797 (13.88%) AngularJS
21 1691 (13.06%) ASP.NET
22 1676 (12.94%) C
23 1505 (11.62%) Web Services
24 1489 (11.50%) Continuous Integration
25 1479 (11.42%) Git (software)
26 1352 (10.44%) Windows
27 1315 (10.15%) HTML5
28 1249 (9.64%) jQuery
29 1204 (9.30%) Microsoft
30 1154 (8.91%) BDD

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
1 489 (3.78%) Elasticsearch
2 392 (3.03%) Apache Spark
3 306 (2.36%) Tomcat
4 282 (2.18%) JBoss
5 281 (2.17%) Apache
6 187 (1.44%) WebSphere
7 169 (1.31%) CMS
8 162 (1.25%) WebLogic
9 152 (1.17%) IIS
10 144 (1.11%) SharePoint
11 139 (1.07%) Apache Pig
12 133 (1.03%) Confluence
13 107 (0.83%) Apache Solr
14 89 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 74 (0.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 73 (0.56%) nginx
17 71 (0.55%) Umbraco
18 70 (0.54%) OpenStack
19 50 (0.39%) WordPress
20 44 (0.34%) Jetty
Applications
1 629 (4.86%) MS Excel
2 77 (0.59%) Photoshop
3 75 (0.58%) MS Office
4 30 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
5 26 (0.20%) Simulink
6 22 (0.17%) GNU Octave
7 21 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
8 20 (0.15%) MS Visio
9 18 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
10 16 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 10 (0.077%) InVision
11 10 (0.077%) SOLIDWORKS
12 9 (0.069%) MS Project
13 8 (0.062%) SPSS
14 7 (0.054%) MS PowerPoint
15 6 (0.046%) Doxygen
16 5 (0.039%) Stateflow
17 4 (0.031%) CATIA
18 3 (0.023%) AutoCAD
19 2 (0.015%) Maya
Business Applications
1 64 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 36 (0.28%) Visualfiles
3 35 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
4 26 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
5 25 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
6 21 (0.16%) Sentinel
7 16 (0.12%) Magento
8 15 (0.12%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 11 (0.085%) Payment Gateway
9 11 (0.085%) Summit
10 8 (0.062%) Oracle EBS
10 8 (0.062%) Radian6
11 7 (0.054%) LabWindows
11 7 (0.054%) SAP CRM
12 6 (0.046%) Dynamics GP
13 4 (0.031%) ENOVIA
13 4 (0.031%) FLEXCUBE
13 4 (0.031%) Sage 200
13 4 (0.031%) Temenos T24
14 3 (0.023%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 1065 (8.22%) Amazon AWS
2 588 (4.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 406 (3.14%) SaaS
4 252 (1.95%) GitHub
5 179 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
6 174 (1.34%) Amazon EC2
7 158 (1.22%) PaaS
8 119 (0.92%) IaaS
9 81 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
10 59 (0.46%) Amazon S3
11 57 (0.44%) Office 365
12 34 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
13 30 (0.23%) Slack
14 29 (0.22%) Heroku
15 25 (0.19%) Adobe Analytics
16 24 (0.19%) G Suite
17 17 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
17 17 (0.13%) CloudFront
17 17 (0.13%) iTunes
18 16 (0.12%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 370 (2.86%) TCP/IP
2 305 (2.36%) HTTP
3 251 (1.94%) Internet
4 147 (1.14%) Firewall
5 142 (1.10%) Wireless
6 112 (0.86%) Bluetooth
7 101 (0.78%) Ethernet
8 91 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
9 72 (0.56%) RS-485
10 71 (0.55%) DNS
11 65 (0.50%) RS-232
11 65 (0.50%) WAN
12 61 (0.47%) SSL
13 54 (0.42%) LDAP
14 45 (0.35%) HTTPS
15 44 (0.34%) LAN
16 42 (0.32%) Intranet
16 42 (0.32%) Network Security
16 42 (0.32%) ZigBee
17 35 (0.27%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1864 (14.39%) SQL Server
2 1106 (8.54%) MySQL
3 1061 (8.19%) NoSQL
4 917 (7.08%) MongoDB
5 843 (6.51%) Big Data
6 732 (5.65%) Relational Database
7 555 (4.29%) Hadoop
8 344 (2.66%) PostgreSQL
9 333 (2.57%) Apache Cassandra
10 250 (1.93%) RDBMS
11 224 (1.73%) Redis
12 184 (1.42%) Oracle Database
13 175 (1.35%) Apache Hive
14 148 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
15 147 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 131 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
17 125 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
18 109 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 103 (0.80%) Neo4j
20 99 (0.76%) HBase
Development Applications
1 1479 (11.42%) Git (software)
2 844 (6.52%) Jenkins
3 611 (4.72%) Visual Studio
4 589 (4.55%) Subversion
5 511 (3.95%) Team Foundation Server
6 483 (3.73%) Selenium
7 463 (3.58%) JIRA
8 457 (3.53%) JUnit
9 434 (3.35%) Maven
10 283 (2.19%) Cucumber
11 245 (1.89%) TeamCity
12 212 (1.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 206 (1.59%) NUnit
14 169 (1.31%) Jasmine
15 165 (1.27%) Eclipse
16 160 (1.24%) Octopus Deploy
17 147 (1.14%) gulp
18 145 (1.12%) Grunt
18 145 (1.12%) WebDriver
19 127 (0.98%) Ant
General
1 2533 (19.56%) Finance
2 636 (4.91%) Retail
3 625 (4.83%) Banking
4 569 (4.39%) Telecoms
5 483 (3.73%) Games
6 465 (3.59%) Electronics
7 356 (2.75%) Marketing
8 278 (2.15%) Manufacturing
9 217 (1.68%) Automotive
10 163 (1.26%) Publishing
11 162 (1.25%) Advertising
12 129 (1.00%) Aerospace
13 119 (0.92%) Financial Institution
14 117 (0.90%) Front Office
15 116 (0.90%) Investment Banking
16 112 (0.86%) Military
17 106 (0.82%) Law
18 88 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
19 87 (0.67%) Legal
20 83 (0.64%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5952 (45.96%) Developer
2 4889 (37.75%) Software Engineer
3 1675 (12.93%) Java Developer
4 1408 (10.87%) C# Developer
5 1374 (10.61%) .NET Developer
6 1309 (10.11%) Software Developer
7 1188 (9.17%) Java Engineer
8 1095 (8.46%) Senior Developer
9 1047 (8.08%) C# .NET Developer
10 1040 (8.03%) Senior Software Engineer
11 987 (7.62%) Java Software Engineer
12 845 (6.53%) Developer/Software Engineer
13 796 (6.15%) C++ Software Engineer
14 755 (5.83%) C# Software Engineer
15 601 (4.64%) Embedded Engineer
16 593 (4.58%) .NET Software Engineer
17 571 (4.41%) C# Software Developer
18 527 (4.07%) Embedded Software Engineer
19 526 (4.06%) .NET Software Developer
20 522 (4.03%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3279 (25.32%) .NET
2 3228 (24.93%) HTML
3 2623 (20.25%) CSS
4 1797 (13.88%) AngularJS
5 1691 (13.06%) ASP.NET
6 1505 (11.62%) Web Services
7 1315 (10.15%) HTML5
8 1249 (9.64%) jQuery
9 1146 (8.85%) Spring
10 1135 (8.76%) Node.js
11 998 (7.71%) REST
12 977 (7.54%) XML
13 788 (6.08%) RESTful
14 780 (6.02%) ASP.NET MVC
15 735 (5.68%) CSS3
16 695 (5.37%) J2EE
17 612 (4.73%) WCF
18 600 (4.63%) SOAP
19 590 (4.56%) .NET Framework
19 590 (4.56%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2633 (20.33%) Computer Science
2 916 (7.07%) Mathematics
3 830 (6.41%) Algorithms
4 750 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
5 524 (4.05%) User Experience
6 447 (3.45%) Physics
7 440 (3.40%) Mobile App
8 414 (3.20%) Enterprise Software
9 391 (3.02%) Data Structures
10 351 (2.71%) Fintech
11 292 (2.25%) Data Centre
12 289 (2.23%) Visualisation
13 258 (1.99%) Embedded Systems
14 209 (1.61%) Hedge funds
15 199 (1.54%) Management Information System
16 191 (1.47%) Client/Server
17 166 (1.28%) Artificial Intelligence
18 138 (1.07%) Statistics
19 136 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
20 134 (1.03%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 2557 (19.75%) Linux
2 1352 (10.44%) Windows
3 801 (6.19%) Unix
4 552 (4.26%) Android
5 486 (3.75%) Apple iOS
6 146 (1.13%) Embedded Linux
7 98 (0.76%) Windows Server
8 70 (0.54%) Mac OS X
9 66 (0.51%) Ubuntu
10 62 (0.48%) CentOS
11 48 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 41 (0.32%) VxWorks
13 39 (0.30%) Mac OS
14 30 (0.23%) Windows 7
15 29 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
16 28 (0.22%) Windows Phone
17 26 (0.20%) Windows 10
17 26 (0.20%) Windows CE
18 24 (0.19%) AIX
19 23 (0.18%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6386 (49.31%) Agile Software Development
2 2569 (19.84%) TDD
3 2282 (17.62%) Scrum
4 2121 (16.38%) OO
5 1881 (14.53%) MVC
6 1489 (11.50%) Continuous Integration
7 1154 (8.91%) BDD
8 1055 (8.15%) Web Development
9 1036 (8.00%) SDLC
10 1019 (7.87%) Multithreading
11 961 (7.42%) DevOps
12 951 (7.34%) Mentoring
13 940 (7.26%) Open Source
14 891 (6.88%) OOP
15 880 (6.80%) Microservices
16 812 (6.27%) Unit Testing
17 808 (6.24%) E-Commerce
18 655 (5.06%) Analytics
19 558 (4.31%) SOA
20 554 (4.28%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 5005 (38.65%) Java
2 4116 (31.78%) JavaScript
3 4114 (31.77%) C#
4 3331 (25.72%) SQL
5 3283 (25.35%) C++
6 2347 (18.12%) Python
7 1676 (12.94%) C
8 853 (6.59%) PHP
9 823 (6.36%) Ruby
10 765 (5.91%) Scala
11 460 (3.55%) T-SQL
12 423 (3.27%) Perl
13 378 (2.92%) Embedded C
14 319 (2.46%) Bash Shell
15 307 (2.37%) PL/SQL
16 291 (2.25%) Objective-C
17 281 (2.17%) VB.NET
18 247 (1.91%) Go
18 247 (1.91%) TypeScript
19 242 (1.87%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3496 (27.00%) Degree
2 720 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 323 (2.49%) PhD
4 300 (2.32%) DV Cleared
5 265 (2.05%) SC Cleared
6 132 (1.02%) ISEB
7 130 (1.00%) PMI Certification
8 125 (0.97%) PMP
9 122 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
10 87 (0.67%) ISTQB
11 70 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
12 67 (0.52%) CCNA
13 61 (0.47%) MCSE
14 59 (0.46%) CISSP
15 47 (0.36%) GIAC
16 46 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 46 (0.36%) Network+ Certification
16 46 (0.36%) SANS
17 43 (0.33%) Linux+ Certification
18 42 (0.32%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 735 (5.68%) QA
2 87 (0.67%) ISO 9001
3 75 (0.58%) SDET
4 66 (0.51%) MISRA
5 59 (0.46%) SLA
6 43 (0.33%) PCI DSS
7 35 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 28 (0.22%) Data Quality
9 20 (0.15%) JTAG
10 19 (0.15%) MISRA C
11 18 (0.14%) IEC 61508
11 18 (0.14%) ISO13485
12 15 (0.12%) DO-178B
12 15 (0.12%) GCP
13 14 (0.11%) MiFID
14 11 (0.085%) ISO 14001
15 9 (0.069%) DICOM
15 9 (0.069%) ISO26262
16 8 (0.062%) ISO 9000
16 8 (0.062%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 555 (4.29%) Docker
2 224 (1.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 191 (1.47%) Firmware
4 131 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
5 66 (0.51%) Hyper-V
6 64 (0.49%) HDFS
7 63 (0.49%) Active Directory
8 37 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 31 (0.24%) NFS
10 26 (0.20%) vSphere
11 21 (0.16%) VirtualBox
12 18 (0.14%) VMware ESX
13 15 (0.12%) Apache Flume
13 15 (0.12%) vCloud
13 15 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
13 15 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
14 13 (0.10%) KVM
15 10 (0.077%) Varnish
16 8 (0.062%) Xen
17 7 (0.054%) LXC
Systems Management
1 309 (2.39%) Puppet
2 265 (2.05%) Ansible
3 250 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
4 154 (1.19%) Kubernetes
5 92 (0.71%) Terraform
6 84 (0.65%) Mesos
7 77 (0.59%) SCVMM
8 58 (0.45%) Grafana
9 50 (0.39%) Graphite
10 39 (0.30%) Nagios
11 32 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
12 25 (0.19%) rkt
13 23 (0.18%) Capistrano
14 22 (0.17%) Kibana
14 22 (0.17%) Oozie
15 20 (0.15%) Control-M
15 20 (0.15%) Rancher
16 18 (0.14%) logstash
16 18 (0.14%) Salt
17 17 (0.13%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1204 (9.30%) Microsoft
2 1044 (8.06%) Oracle
3 290 (2.24%) VMware
4 261 (2.02%) Google
5 232 (1.79%) IBM
6 181 (1.40%) SAP
7 156 (1.20%) HP
8 154 (1.19%) Cisco
9 138 (1.07%) Adobe
10 115 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
11 114 (0.88%) Atlassian
12 111 (0.86%) CheckPoint
13 107 (0.83%) Red Hat
14 93 (0.72%) EMC
15 75 (0.58%) Juniper
16 70 (0.54%) Zend
17 65 (0.50%) Sybase
18 63 (0.49%) Sophos
19 60 (0.46%) BMC
19 60 (0.46%) Citrix
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