Software Engineer Jobs in England

Software Engineer
UK > England

The median Software Engineer salary in England is £60,000 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 15 April 2024.

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

6 months to
15 Apr 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 34 68 37
Rank change year-on-year +34 -31 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 4,567 4,464 10,244
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 5.46% 4.64% 7.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.78% 5.06% 8.25%
Number of salaries quoted 3,482 2,601 3,709
10th Percentile £40,000 £41,250 £40,000
25th Percentile £47,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year -14.29% +7.69% +13.04%
75th Percentile £80,000 £91,250 £91,250
90th Percentile £107,500 £116,250 £120,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £69,447 £65,000
% change year-on-year -13.60% +6.84% +13.04%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
England

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.

Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 79,046 88,182 124,163
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.48% 91.68% 96.03%
Number of salaries quoted 59,718 55,440 76,093
10th Percentile £28,500 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £38,250 £45,000 £42,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £54,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £72,500 £82,500 £80,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £100,000 £97,500
UK median annual salary £53,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -10.83% - +9.09%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in England

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Engineer in England.

Salary trend for Software Engineer in England

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Engineer in England over the 6 months to 15 April 2024.

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 15 April 2024. 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
Jobs
London +8 1,036 £95,000 +11.76% 421
North of England +56 991 £55,000 -8.33% 179
South East +32 847 £55,000 -12.00% 186
South West +33 829 £55,000 -8.33% 190
North West +67 578 £57,500 - 106
Midlands +38 522 £52,500 -4.55% 118
Yorkshire +48 341 £50,000 -16.67% 59
East of England +19 322 £60,000 - 135
West Midlands +50 284 £55,000 - 67
East Midlands +13 238 £52,500 - 51
North East +13 72 £55,000 -15.38% 15
Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 15 April 2024, Software Engineer job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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 4,525 (99.08%) Software Engineering
2 1,441 (31.55%) Agile
3 1,368 (29.95%) Python
4 1,298 (28.42%) AWS
5 1,075 (23.54%) JavaScript
6 1,028 (22.51%) C#
7 1,007 (22.05%) Azure
8 950 (20.80%) Java
9 907 (19.86%) React
10 844 (18.48%) .NET
11 806 (17.65%) C
12 754 (16.51%) Degree
13 734 (16.07%) Linux
14 715 (15.66%) C++
15 690 (15.11%) Finance
16 680 (14.89%) Security Cleared
17 655 (14.34%) DevOps
18 599 (13.12%) Problem-Solving
19 590 (12.92%) TypeScript
20 529 (11.58%) SQL
21 523 (11.45%) Full Stack Development
22 488 (10.69%) Computer Science
23 473 (10.36%) PostgreSQL
24 472 (10.34%) GCP
25 465 (10.18%) Social Skills
26 450 (9.85%) AngularJS
27 405 (8.87%) Microservices
28 399 (8.74%) SC Cleared
29 393 (8.61%) Git
30 382 (8.36%) .NET Core

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 217 (4.75%) Apache
2 209 (4.58%) ArcGIS
3 196 (4.29%) GeoServer
4 177 (3.88%) Apache Airflow
5 50 (1.09%) Apache Spark
6 48 (1.05%) Confluence
7 19 (0.42%) JBoss
8 18 (0.39%) Captiva
8 18 (0.39%) CMS
8 18 (0.39%) FileNet
8 18 (0.39%) WebSphere
9 17 (0.37%) Red Hat Fuse
10 9 (0.20%) nginx
11 8 (0.18%) NServiceBus
12 7 (0.15%) Drupal
13 5 (0.11%) OpenStack
13 5 (0.11%) WinCC
14 4 (0.088%) Apache Solr
14 4 (0.088%) Ethereum
14 4 (0.088%) Umbraco
Applications
1 90 (1.97%) Simulink
2 27 (0.59%) Stateflow
3 11 (0.24%) AutoCAD
3 11 (0.24%) CANalyzer
4 6 (0.13%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (0.13%) Trello
5 5 (0.11%) Doxygen
5 5 (0.11%) Microsoft Excel
6 3 (0.066%) GNU Octave
6 3 (0.066%) Sketch
6 3 (0.066%) TargetLink
7 2 (0.044%) Adobe XD
7 2 (0.044%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.022%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.022%) MicroStation
8 1 (0.022%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.022%) UXPin
8 1 (0.022%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 9 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
2 8 (0.18%) Siebel CRM
3 7 (0.15%) Magento
4 3 (0.066%) Temenos T24
5 2 (0.044%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.022%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.022%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 1,298 (28.42%) AWS
2 1,007 (22.05%) Azure
3 472 (10.34%) GCP
4 200 (4.38%) Serverless
5 110 (2.41%) SaaS
6 107 (2.34%) AWS Lambda
7 102 (2.23%) GitHub
8 97 (2.12%) Azure DevOps
9 84 (1.84%) dbt
10 45 (0.99%) Amazon EKS
11 40 (0.88%) Snowflake
12 37 (0.81%) OpenShift
13 36 (0.79%) Power Platform
14 35 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
15 29 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
16 24 (0.53%) Amazon S3
17 21 (0.46%) Amazon ECS
18 19 (0.42%) Azure Functions
19 15 (0.33%) Google Kubernetes Engine
19 15 (0.33%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 79 (1.73%) TCP/IP
2 71 (1.55%) Wireless
3 46 (1.01%) RS-232
4 42 (0.92%) Wi-Fi
5 40 (0.88%) Bluetooth
6 39 (0.85%) Ethernet
7 38 (0.83%) Internet
8 36 (0.79%) RS-485
9 31 (0.68%) HTTP
10 25 (0.55%) AMQP
10 25 (0.55%) MQTT
11 19 (0.42%) Modbus
12 18 (0.39%) ZigBee
13 14 (0.31%) 3G
13 14 (0.31%) 4G
13 14 (0.31%) J1939
14 13 (0.28%) 5G
14 13 (0.28%) Network Security
15 10 (0.22%) Firewall
16 8 (0.18%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 473 (10.36%) PostgreSQL
2 229 (5.01%) GIS
3 227 (4.97%) MySQL
4 196 (4.29%) QGIS
5 179 (3.92%) SQL Server
6 149 (3.26%) Apache Ignite
7 116 (2.54%) MongoDB
8 97 (2.12%) NoSQL
9 86 (1.88%) Relational Database
10 84 (1.84%) Amazon Athena
10 84 (1.84%) Apache Arrow
10 84 (1.84%) Dremio
11 58 (1.27%) Redis
12 53 (1.16%) Big Data
13 44 (0.96%) Data Lake
14 39 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
15 28 (0.61%) Hadoop
16 27 (0.59%) DynamoDB
16 27 (0.59%) RDBMS
17 26 (0.57%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 393 (8.61%) Git
2 167 (3.66%) JIRA
3 124 (2.72%) Jenkins
4 77 (1.69%) Visual Studio
5 73 (1.60%) GitLab
6 72 (1.58%) Subversion
7 59 (1.29%) Cypress.io
8 33 (0.72%) LabVIEW
9 29 (0.63%) CMake
9 29 (0.63%) Maven
9 29 (0.63%) TeamCity
10 25 (0.55%) Bitbucket
10 25 (0.55%) Oracle Forms
11 23 (0.50%) ClearCase
11 23 (0.50%) Rational Rhapsody
12 22 (0.48%) IntelliJ
12 22 (0.48%) Selenium
13 21 (0.46%) JDeveloper
13 21 (0.46%) Plastic SCM
14 18 (0.39%) JUnit
General
1 690 (15.11%) Finance
2 465 (10.18%) Social Skills
3 330 (7.23%) Electronics
4 305 (6.68%) Banking
5 303 (6.63%) Front Office
6 187 (4.09%) Manufacturing
7 184 (4.03%) Automotive
8 180 (3.94%) Analytical Skills
9 130 (2.85%) Aerospace
10 118 (2.58%) Public Sector
11 95 (2.08%) Retail
12 94 (2.06%) Investment Banking
13 89 (1.95%) Marketing
14 88 (1.93%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 78 (1.71%) Military
16 62 (1.36%) Tech for Good
17 48 (1.05%) Health Technology
17 48 (1.05%) Legal
17 48 (1.05%) Telecoms
18 46 (1.01%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 907 (19.86%) React
2 844 (18.48%) .NET
3 450 (9.85%) AngularJS
4 382 (8.36%) .NET Core
5 349 (7.64%) CSS
6 329 (7.20%) Node.js
7 228 (4.99%) Vue
8 219 (4.80%) HTML
9 218 (4.77%) RESTful
10 214 (4.69%) gRPC
11 208 (4.55%) Redux
12 204 (4.47%) PostGIS
13 201 (4.40%) Spring
14 200 (4.38%) Leaflet
14 200 (4.38%) OpenLayers
15 195 (4.27%) ASP.NET
16 167 (3.66%) Protocol Buffers
17 141 (3.09%) REST
18 140 (3.07%) Spring Boot
19 120 (2.63%) Material-UI
Miscellaneous
1 272 (5.96%) Fixed Income
2 198 (4.34%) Hedge funds
3 194 (4.25%) Algorithms
4 173 (3.79%) Equities
5 169 (3.70%) Embedded Systems
5 169 (3.70%) IoT
6 162 (3.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 159 (3.48%) Derivative
8 110 (2.41%) Self-Motivation
9 104 (2.28%) Greenfield Project
10 92 (2.01%) Distributed Systems
11 88 (1.93%) Cloud Native
12 70 (1.53%) Mobile App
13 69 (1.51%) Client/Server
14 67 (1.47%) Device Driver
15 62 (1.36%) Data Structures
16 48 (1.05%) Product Ownership
16 48 (1.05%) Robotics
17 33 (0.72%) SCADA
18 30 (0.66%) FPGA
Operating Systems
1 734 (16.07%) Linux
2 262 (5.74%) Windows
3 160 (3.50%) Embedded Linux
4 100 (2.19%) Ubuntu
5 81 (1.77%) Android
6 75 (1.64%) Apple iOS
7 55 (1.20%) Unix
8 46 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 44 (0.96%) Debian
10 35 (0.77%) CentOS
11 30 (0.66%) FreeRTOS
12 11 (0.24%) Mac OS
13 9 (0.20%) Windows 10
14 6 (0.13%) ThreadX
15 3 (0.066%) FreeBSD
15 3 (0.066%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.066%) VMS
15 3 (0.066%) Windows Server
16 2 (0.044%) Rocky
17 1 (0.022%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,525 (99.08%) Software Engineering
2 1,441 (31.55%) Agile
3 655 (14.34%) DevOps
4 599 (13.12%) Problem-Solving
5 523 (11.45%) Full Stack Development
6 488 (10.69%) Computer Science
7 405 (8.87%) Microservices
8 370 (8.10%) Actionable Insight
9 368 (8.06%) Mentoring
10 311 (6.81%) CI/CD
11 286 (6.26%) TDD
12 285 (6.24%) Web Development
13 284 (6.22%) Asset Management
14 274 (6.00%) Test Automation
15 255 (5.58%) SDLC
16 243 (5.32%) Investment Management
17 232 (5.08%) Fintech
18 217 (4.75%) Scrum
19 205 (4.49%) Artificial Intelligence
20 200 (4.38%) Containerisation
Programming Languages
1 1,368 (29.95%) Python
2 1,075 (23.54%) JavaScript
3 1,028 (22.51%) C#
4 950 (20.80%) Java
5 806 (17.65%) C
6 715 (15.66%) C++
7 590 (12.92%) TypeScript
8 529 (11.58%) SQL
9 179 (3.92%) Embedded C
10 176 (3.85%) Rust
11 174 (3.81%) Kotlin
12 167 (3.66%) Go
13 149 (3.26%) Bash
14 112 (2.45%) PHP
15 102 (2.23%) MATLAB
16 74 (1.62%) Ruby
17 69 (1.51%) Ada
18 66 (1.45%) Scala
19 60 (1.31%) Perl
20 54 (1.18%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 754 (16.51%) Degree
2 680 (14.89%) Security Cleared
3 399 (8.74%) SC Cleared
4 245 (5.36%) Computer Science Degree
5 132 (2.89%) DV Cleared
6 106 (2.32%) Master's Degree
7 65 (1.42%) PhD
8 63 (1.38%) BPSS Clearance
9 26 (0.57%) HND
10 22 (0.48%) AWS Certification
11 18 (0.39%) DBS Check
11 18 (0.39%) HNC
12 15 (0.33%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
13 13 (0.28%) AWS Certified Developer
14 12 (0.26%) AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
15 8 (0.18%) Chartered Engineer
16 7 (0.15%) Azure Certification
17 6 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
18 5 (0.11%) Postgraduate
19 3 (0.066%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 186 (4.07%) QA
2 51 (1.12%) MISRA
3 34 (0.74%) GDPR
4 25 (0.55%) ISO 26262
5 23 (0.50%) Software Quality Assurance
6 22 (0.48%) Data Quality
7 21 (0.46%) AUTOSAR
8 15 (0.33%) Automotive SPICE
9 13 (0.28%) PMO
10 12 (0.26%) Def Stans
10 12 (0.26%) ISO 13485
11 11 (0.24%) IEC 62304
12 9 (0.20%) MISRA C
13 8 (0.18%) Accessibility
14 7 (0.15%) ISO 9000
15 6 (0.13%) IEC 61508
15 6 (0.13%) ISO 9001
16 5 (0.11%) JTAG
16 5 (0.11%) TickIT
17 2 (0.044%) HIPAA
System Software
1 324 (7.09%) Docker
2 153 (3.35%) Firmware
3 75 (1.64%) Embedded Firmware
4 7 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.066%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.022%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.022%) KVM
6 1 (0.022%) LXC
6 1 (0.022%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 331 (7.25%) Kubernetes
2 192 (4.20%) Terraform
3 94 (2.06%) Ansible
4 23 (0.50%) Puppet
5 17 (0.37%) Progress Chef
6 9 (0.20%) Grafana
7 8 (0.18%) Functional Safety
8 5 (0.11%) SELinux
9 4 (0.088%) Istio
9 4 (0.088%) Podman
10 3 (0.066%) Consul
10 3 (0.066%) Packer
10 3 (0.066%) Prometheus
11 2 (0.044%) Docker Swarm
11 2 (0.044%) Kibana
11 2 (0.044%) linkerd
11 2 (0.044%) MIIS
11 2 (0.044%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.044%) Wonderware InTouch
12 1 (0.022%) SCCM
Vendors
1 204 (4.47%) ESRI
2 195 (4.27%) Microsoft
3 138 (3.02%) Google
4 86 (1.88%) Oracle
5 50 (1.09%) IBM
6 48 (1.05%) Red Hat
7 43 (0.94%) SAP
8 42 (0.92%) Siemens
9 25 (0.55%) Atlassian
9 25 (0.55%) ServiceNow
10 23 (0.50%) SaltStack
11 21 (0.46%) Lauterbach
12 20 (0.44%) Xamarin
13 18 (0.39%) Kofax
13 18 (0.39%) Pega
14 12 (0.26%) Confluent
14 12 (0.26%) DevExpress
15 11 (0.24%) Cadence
15 11 (0.24%) F5
16 10 (0.22%) Apple