Period
to 20 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 June 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 100 136
Rank change year-on-year +23 +36 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 6,200 4,992 4,776
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 3.84% 3.08% 2.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.99% 3.20% 2.61%
Number of salaries quoted 4,913 4,182 4,307
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £71,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 155,412 156,216 182,804
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.35% 96.27% 96.66%
Number of salaries quoted 127,279 129,620 155,292
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in England

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineer in England.

Salary trend for Software Engineer in England

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in England over the 6 months to 20 June 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in England

Software Engineer
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 20 June 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +49 1,919 £62,500 +4.17% 301
South East +32 1,404 £47,500 - 280
East of England +10 878 £50,000 +17.65% 192
North of England 0 870 £45,000 - 172
South West +6 766 £45,000 +12.50% 151
North West +27 523 £45,000 - 93
Midlands +8 374 £44,000 +10.00% 146
Yorkshire -31 291 £45,000 - 62
West Midlands +20 215 £45,000 +12.50% 87
East Midlands +16 159 £42,250 +5.63% 58
North East -7 56 £42,500 +13.33% 17
Software Engineer
UK

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 June 2018, Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 5,965 (96.21%) Software Engineering
2 3,042 (49.06%) Agile Software Development
3 2,640 (42.58%) Java
4 2,239 (36.11%) C#
5 2,129 (34.34%) C++
6 1,778 (28.68%) JavaScript
7 1,433 (23.11%) .NET
8 1,396 (22.52%) Python
9 1,390 (22.42%) C
10 1,387 (22.37%) SQL
11 1,353 (21.82%) Degree
12 1,350 (21.77%) TDD
13 1,263 (20.37%) Linux
14 1,196 (19.29%) OO
15 1,164 (18.77%) Computer Science
16 1,151 (18.56%) Scrum
17 1,031 (16.63%) AngularJS
18 1,013 (16.34%) Continuous Integration
19 998 (16.10%) HTML
20 924 (14.90%) Finance
21 882 (14.23%) Amazon AWS
22 862 (13.90%) Microservices
23 808 (13.03%) CSS
24 781 (12.60%) Git (software)
25 779 (12.56%) Test Automation
26 745 (12.02%) Spring
27 733 (11.82%) Windows
28 726 (11.71%) React
29 697 (11.24%) Web Services
30 688 (11.10%) Problem-Solving

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 234 (3.77%) Elasticsearch
2 125 (2.02%) Apache
3 105 (1.69%) Apache Spark
4 104 (1.68%) Confluence
5 103 (1.66%) Tomcat
6 100 (1.61%) CMS
7 70 (1.13%) JBoss
8 52 (0.84%) Apache Solr
9 45 (0.73%) WebSphere
10 39 (0.63%) OpenStack
11 29 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 26 (0.42%) Apache Pig
12 26 (0.42%) Ethereum
13 23 (0.37%) IIS
13 23 (0.37%) WebLogic
14 22 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
15 20 (0.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 19 (0.31%) NServiceBus
17 18 (0.29%) nginx
18 15 (0.24%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (0.32%) Simulink
2 17 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.18%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.081%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.065%) SOLIDWORKS
5 4 (0.065%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.048%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.032%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.032%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.032%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.032%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.032%) Revit
8 1 (0.016%) Blender
8 1 (0.016%) Doxygen
8 1 (0.016%) LibreOffice
8 1 (0.016%) Mathcad
8 1 (0.016%) Maya
8 1 (0.016%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.016%) Stateflow
8 1 (0.016%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 12 (0.19%) Distributed Ledger
2 8 (0.13%) Ripple
3 4 (0.065%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.065%) LabWindows
3 4 (0.065%) Sentinel
4 3 (0.048%) BASE24
4 3 (0.048%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.032%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.032%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.032%) Front Arena
5 2 (0.032%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.032%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.032%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.016%) Endur
6 1 (0.016%) Kondor
6 1 (0.016%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.016%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.016%) R3 Corda
6 1 (0.016%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.016%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 882 (14.23%) Amazon AWS
2 587 (9.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 180 (2.90%) GitHub
4 140 (2.26%) SaaS
5 123 (1.98%) Google Cloud Platform
6 84 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
7 83 (1.34%) Amazon EC2
8 73 (1.18%) Amazon S3
9 51 (0.82%) Serverless
10 49 (0.79%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 48 (0.77%) PaaS
12 37 (0.60%) Runscope
13 28 (0.45%) OpenShift
14 18 (0.29%) AWS Lambda
15 17 (0.27%) Office 365
16 16 (0.26%) Heroku
17 15 (0.24%) Adobe Analytics
17 15 (0.24%) IaaS
18 14 (0.23%) Trello
19 13 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 135 (2.18%) HTTP
2 131 (2.11%) Internet
3 121 (1.95%) TCP/IP
4 73 (1.18%) Wireless
5 64 (1.03%) Bluetooth
6 63 (1.02%) Ethernet
7 53 (0.85%) Network Security
8 45 (0.73%) Wi-Fi
9 40 (0.65%) AMQP
10 29 (0.47%) 802.11
10 29 (0.47%) RS-232
10 29 (0.47%) SSL
11 28 (0.45%) ZigBee
12 24 (0.39%) SMS
13 23 (0.37%) SNMP
14 22 (0.35%) Firewall
15 21 (0.34%) MQTT
16 19 (0.31%) Wireshark
17 18 (0.29%) 3GPP
17 18 (0.29%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 648 (10.45%) SQL Server
2 410 (6.61%) NoSQL
3 343 (5.53%) MongoDB
4 325 (5.24%) MySQL
5 320 (5.16%) Big Data
6 261 (4.21%) Relational Database
7 179 (2.89%) PostgreSQL
8 160 (2.58%) Apache Cassandra
9 157 (2.53%) Hadoop
10 103 (1.66%) Redis
11 101 (1.63%) Blockchain
12 65 (1.05%) Apache Hive
13 61 (0.98%) RDBMS
14 46 (0.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 35 (0.56%) Oracle Database
16 34 (0.55%) HBase
17 27 (0.44%) Amazon Redshift
17 27 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
18 25 (0.40%) Couchbase
18 25 (0.40%) Event Store
Development Applications
1 781 (12.60%) Git (software)
2 568 (9.16%) Jenkins
3 371 (5.98%) Visual Studio
4 332 (5.35%) JIRA
5 272 (4.39%) Selenium
6 270 (4.35%) Subversion
7 265 (4.27%) Maven
8 224 (3.61%) JUnit
9 160 (2.58%) Team Foundation Server
10 151 (2.44%) NUnit
11 141 (2.27%) TeamCity
12 136 (2.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 135 (2.18%) Octopus Deploy
14 130 (2.10%) Cucumber
15 120 (1.94%) Gradle
16 103 (1.66%) Bitbucket
17 94 (1.52%) WebDriver
18 73 (1.18%) Eclipse
19 67 (1.08%) Vagrant
20 66 (1.06%) Jasmine
General
1 924 (14.90%) Finance
2 273 (4.40%) Banking
3 257 (4.15%) Electronics
4 196 (3.16%) Retail
5 162 (2.61%) Games
6 149 (2.40%) Telecoms
7 148 (2.39%) Marketing
8 141 (2.27%) Manufacturing
9 115 (1.85%) Automotive
10 107 (1.73%) Investment Banking
11 104 (1.68%) Aerospace
12 102 (1.65%) Front Office
13 93 (1.50%) Financial Institution
14 77 (1.24%) Military
15 60 (0.97%) Advertising
16 44 (0.71%) Back Office
17 42 (0.68%) Law
18 34 (0.55%) Legal
18 34 (0.55%) Multimedia
19 30 (0.48%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,433 (23.11%) .NET
2 1,031 (16.63%) AngularJS
3 998 (16.10%) HTML
4 808 (13.03%) CSS
5 745 (12.02%) Spring
6 726 (11.71%) React
7 697 (11.24%) Web Services
8 635 (10.24%) RESTful
9 589 (9.50%) ASP.NET
10 495 (7.98%) Node.js
11 448 (7.23%) REST
12 410 (6.61%) HTML5
13 365 (5.89%) jQuery
14 338 (5.45%) XML
15 337 (5.44%) .NET Framework
16 312 (5.03%) WPF
17 307 (4.95%) WCF
18 296 (4.77%) J2EE
19 287 (4.63%) ASP.NET MVC
20 242 (3.90%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 1,164 (18.77%) Computer Science
2 447 (7.21%) Greenfield Project
3 403 (6.50%) Algorithms
4 354 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
5 314 (5.06%) User Experience
6 221 (3.56%) Fintech
7 205 (3.31%) Mobile App
8 173 (2.79%) Embedded Systems
9 159 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
10 155 (2.50%) Data Structures
11 113 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
12 72 (1.16%) Device Driver
13 65 (1.05%) Hedge funds
14 52 (0.84%) Robotics
15 51 (0.82%) Cyberthreat
16 47 (0.76%) Life Science
16 47 (0.76%) Management Information System
17 45 (0.73%) Public Cloud
18 44 (0.71%) Equities
19 42 (0.68%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1,263 (20.37%) Linux
2 733 (11.82%) Windows
3 259 (4.18%) Android
4 232 (3.74%) Unix
5 194 (3.13%) Apple iOS
6 112 (1.81%) Embedded Linux
7 66 (1.06%) Mac OS X
8 39 (0.63%) FreeRTOS
9 29 (0.47%) CentOS
10 26 (0.42%) Mac OS
11 25 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 19 (0.31%) SafeRTOS
13 18 (0.29%) Ubuntu
13 18 (0.29%) Windows Server
14 16 (0.26%) ThreadX
14 16 (0.26%) VxWorks
15 14 (0.23%) Windows Embedded Compact
16 11 (0.18%) Solaris
17 10 (0.16%) Nucleus RTOS
18 9 (0.15%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,965 (96.21%) Software Engineering
2 3,042 (49.06%) Agile Software Development
3 1,350 (21.77%) TDD
4 1,196 (19.29%) OO
5 1,151 (18.56%) Scrum
6 1,013 (16.34%) Continuous Integration
7 862 (13.90%) Microservices
8 779 (12.56%) Test Automation
9 688 (11.10%) Problem-Solving
10 681 (10.98%) MVC
11 663 (10.69%) DevOps
12 593 (9.56%) SDLC
13 563 (9.08%) Mathematics
14 535 (8.63%) Mentoring
15 531 (8.56%) Open Source
16 515 (8.31%) BDD
17 472 (7.61%) Unit Testing
18 402 (6.48%) Machine Learning
19 393 (6.34%) Multithreading
20 392 (6.32%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 2,640 (42.58%) Java
2 2,239 (36.11%) C#
3 2,129 (34.34%) C++
4 1,778 (28.68%) JavaScript
5 1,396 (22.52%) Python
6 1,390 (22.42%) C
7 1,387 (22.37%) SQL
8 421 (6.79%) Java 8
9 399 (6.44%) PHP
10 295 (4.76%) Scala
11 290 (4.68%) Embedded C
12 266 (4.29%) Ruby
13 202 (3.26%) Embedded C++
14 198 (3.19%) Go
15 187 (3.02%) T-SQL
16 113 (1.82%) MATLAB
17 104 (1.68%) TypeScript
18 100 (1.61%) Bash Shell
18 100 (1.61%) Objective-C
18 100 (1.61%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1,353 (21.82%) Degree
2 508 (8.19%) Computer Science Degree
3 431 (6.95%) Security Cleared
4 242 (3.90%) PhD
5 203 (3.27%) DV Cleared
6 162 (2.61%) SC Cleared
7 73 (1.18%) Master's Degree
8 63 (1.02%) Numerate Degree
9 38 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
10 28 (0.45%) Sun Certification
11 19 (0.31%) MCSE
12 18 (0.29%) CCNA
12 18 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
12 18 (0.29%) CISSP
12 18 (0.29%) CompTIA Security+
12 18 (0.29%) GIAC
12 18 (0.29%) Linux+ Certification
12 18 (0.29%) Network+ Certification
12 18 (0.29%) SANS
12 18 (0.29%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 253 (4.08%) QA
2 52 (0.84%) ISO 9001
2 52 (0.84%) MISRA
3 24 (0.39%) MISRA C
4 23 (0.37%) IEC 61508
5 17 (0.27%) GCP
6 14 (0.23%) ISO 15765
7 13 (0.21%) DO-178B
8 11 (0.18%) ISO 13485
9 9 (0.15%) ECSS
9 9 (0.15%) ISO 26262
10 7 (0.11%) IEC 61131
11 6 (0.097%) Def Stans
12 5 (0.081%) GDPR
12 5 (0.081%) PCI DSS
13 4 (0.065%) MiFID
13 4 (0.065%) WCAG
14 3 (0.048%) JTAG
14 3 (0.048%) PA-DSS
14 3 (0.048%) PSD2
System Software
1 605 (9.76%) Docker
2 152 (2.45%) Firmware
3 34 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (0.35%) HDFS
5 21 (0.34%) Hyper-V
5 21 (0.34%) vSphere
6 15 (0.24%) Apache Flume
7 12 (0.19%) Active Directory
8 10 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.081%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.032%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
10 2 (0.032%) LXC
11 1 (0.016%) Cronacle
11 1 (0.016%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.016%) Postfix
11 1 (0.016%) Varnish
11 1 (0.016%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.016%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.016%) Xen
11 1 (0.016%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 200 (3.23%) Kubernetes
2 139 (2.24%) Ansible
2 139 (2.24%) Terraform
3 80 (1.29%) Puppet
4 76 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
5 26 (0.42%) Salt
6 15 (0.24%) Prometheus
7 9 (0.15%) Kibana
8 8 (0.13%) Consul
8 8 (0.13%) Grafana
8 8 (0.13%) Marathon
9 7 (0.11%) logstash
10 5 (0.081%) Mesos
10 5 (0.081%) Rancher
10 5 (0.081%) Single Sign-On
11 4 (0.065%) BMC PATROL
11 4 (0.065%) HAProxy
11 4 (0.065%) Oozie
12 3 (0.048%) Nagios
12 3 (0.048%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 547 (8.82%) Microsoft
2 325 (5.24%) Oracle
3 215 (3.47%) Google
4 85 (1.37%) Xamarin
5 63 (1.02%) Atlassian
6 55 (0.89%) VMware
7 48 (0.77%) Splunk
8 45 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
9 44 (0.71%) SAP
9 44 (0.71%) WorldPay
10 34 (0.55%) Red Hat
11 32 (0.52%) Adobe
11 32 (0.52%) Cloudera
11 32 (0.52%) Sybase
12 31 (0.50%) Apple
13 27 (0.44%) Sun
14 26 (0.42%) IBM
15 23 (0.37%) HP
16 22 (0.35%) AppDynamics
16 22 (0.35%) Atmel