Period
to 22 May 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 May 2019.

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
22 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 65 80 100
Rank change year-on-year +15 +20 +32
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 5,535 6,032 4,795
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 4.14% 3.75% 3.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.32% 3.89% 3.12%
Number of salaries quoted 4,248 4,753 4,050
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £70,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 128,267 155,013 153,690
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.03% 96.44% 96.52%
Number of salaries quoted 102,739 127,102 128,135
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 22 May 2019.

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 22 May 2019. 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 +14 1,633 £67,500 +3.85% 378
South East +19 1,417 £47,500 - 339
North of England +35 956 £47,500 +5.56% 269
South West +6 724 £45,000 - 221
North West +25 563 £50,000 +11.11% 123
Midlands +50 423 £45,000 +2.27% 175
East of England -18 378 £50,000 - 298
Yorkshire +22 320 £47,500 +5.56% 116
West Midlands +52 271 £45,000 +2.27% 98
East Midlands +23 152 £44,000 +0.57% 77
North East +36 73 £42,500 - 30
Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2019, 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 5,325 (96.21%) Software Engineering
2 2,468 (44.59%) Agile Software Development
3 2,359 (42.62%) Java
4 2,144 (38.74%) C#
5 2,001 (36.15%) C++
6 1,761 (31.82%) JavaScript
7 1,440 (26.02%) Python
8 1,354 (24.46%) .NET
9 1,339 (24.19%) Degree
10 1,241 (22.42%) C
11 1,216 (21.97%) Linux
12 1,142 (20.63%) SQL
13 1,066 (19.26%) Computer Science
14 1,039 (18.77%) Amazon AWS
15 948 (17.13%) TDD
16 934 (16.87%) HTML
17 887 (16.03%) OO
18 831 (15.01%) CSS
19 826 (14.92%) DevOps
20 803 (14.51%) Git (software)
21 781 (14.11%) Microservices
22 760 (13.73%) AngularJS
23 740 (13.37%) Continuous Integration
24 721 (13.03%) Scrum
25 694 (12.54%) Docker
26 662 (11.96%) Test Automation
27 648 (11.71%) Microsoft Azure
28 640 (11.56%) Finance
29 629 (11.36%) Windows
30 614 (11.09%) Node.js

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
1 219 (3.96%) Elasticsearch
2 136 (2.46%) Apache
3 116 (2.10%) Apache Spark
4 99 (1.79%) Confluence
5 66 (1.19%) Tomcat
6 59 (1.07%) JBoss
7 45 (0.81%) CMS
8 37 (0.67%) IIS
9 36 (0.65%) nginx
10 34 (0.61%) Cloud Foundry
10 34 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
11 31 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 26 (0.47%) SAS
13 25 (0.45%) WebSphere
14 19 (0.34%) OpenStack
15 16 (0.29%) SharePoint
16 13 (0.23%) NServiceBus
17 11 (0.20%) Apache Solr
17 11 (0.20%) Jetty
17 11 (0.20%) Umbraco
Applications
1 81 (1.46%) Chatbot
2 11 (0.20%) Maple
2 11 (0.20%) Simulink
3 10 (0.18%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (0.14%) Microsoft Excel
5 6 (0.11%) EngageOne
6 5 (0.090%) Stateflow
6 5 (0.090%) TargetLink
7 4 (0.072%) SOLIDWORKS
7 4 (0.072%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.036%) NASTRAN
9 1 (0.018%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.018%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.018%) Revit
Business Applications
1 29 (0.52%) Payment Gateway
2 7 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
3 4 (0.072%) Actimize
3 4 (0.072%) Front Arena
3 4 (0.072%) Markit EDM
3 4 (0.072%) SAP ERP
3 4 (0.072%) Shopify
3 4 (0.072%) thinkFolio
4 2 (0.036%) Magento
5 1 (0.018%) BigMachines
5 1 (0.018%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.018%) Exstream
5 1 (0.018%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.018%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1,039 (18.77%) Amazon AWS
2 648 (11.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 256 (4.63%) Google Cloud Platform
4 198 (3.58%) GitHub
5 196 (3.54%) Cloud Computing
6 167 (3.02%) SaaS
7 114 (2.06%) Serverless
8 79 (1.43%) AWS Lambda
9 74 (1.34%) npm
10 73 (1.32%) IBM Cloud
11 62 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
12 59 (1.07%) OpenShift
13 58 (1.05%) Amazon S3
14 57 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
15 33 (0.60%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 29 (0.52%) Slack
17 26 (0.47%) PaaS
18 25 (0.45%) Apigee
19 15 (0.27%) IaaS
20 13 (0.23%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 135 (2.44%) TCP/IP
2 80 (1.45%) Internet
3 75 (1.36%) RS-485
4 68 (1.23%) Broadband
5 64 (1.16%) HTTP
5 64 (1.16%) Wireless
6 63 (1.14%) Modbus
7 46 (0.83%) Bluetooth
8 43 (0.78%) Ethernet
8 43 (0.78%) Network Security
9 33 (0.60%) RS-232
10 30 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
11 29 (0.52%) Firewall
12 24 (0.43%) MQTT
13 21 (0.38%) Link 16
13 21 (0.38%) Link 22
13 21 (0.38%) Tactical Data Link
14 19 (0.34%) GSM
15 16 (0.29%) AMQP
16 14 (0.25%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 557 (10.06%) SQL Server
2 433 (7.82%) MySQL
3 365 (6.59%) NoSQL
4 343 (6.20%) PostgreSQL
5 305 (5.51%) MongoDB
6 284 (5.13%) Big Data
7 245 (4.43%) Relational Database
8 236 (4.26%) Hadoop
9 139 (2.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 129 (2.33%) Redis
11 122 (2.20%) Apache Cassandra
12 93 (1.68%) Amazon Redshift
13 65 (1.17%) Amazon RDS
14 63 (1.14%) Neo4j
15 50 (0.90%) RDBMS
16 38 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
16 38 (0.69%) Oracle Database
17 30 (0.54%) Blockchain
18 21 (0.38%) Data Lake
19 19 (0.34%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 803 (14.51%) Git (software)
2 493 (8.91%) Jenkins
3 350 (6.32%) JIRA
4 305 (5.51%) Maven
5 279 (5.04%) Visual Studio
6 188 (3.40%) Subversion
7 177 (3.20%) Selenium
8 144 (2.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 129 (2.33%) JUnit
10 116 (2.10%) Cucumber
11 107 (1.93%) Bitbucket
12 97 (1.75%) Eclipse
13 91 (1.64%) webpack
14 79 (1.43%) Gradle
15 78 (1.41%) NUnit
16 74 (1.34%) Babel
17 71 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
18 65 (1.17%) gulp
19 60 (1.08%) TeamCity
20 58 (1.05%) WebDriver
General
1 640 (11.56%) Finance
2 245 (4.43%) Electronics
3 213 (3.85%) Banking
4 194 (3.50%) Retail
5 168 (3.04%) Telecoms
6 149 (2.69%) Manufacturing
7 140 (2.53%) Marketing
7 140 (2.53%) Military
8 139 (2.51%) Aerospace
9 127 (2.29%) Games
10 114 (2.06%) Front Office
11 96 (1.73%) Automotive
12 95 (1.72%) Legal
13 66 (1.19%) Advertising
14 48 (0.87%) Publishing
15 40 (0.72%) Law
16 32 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
17 15 (0.27%) Avionics
18 14 (0.25%) Investment Banking
19 10 (0.18%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,354 (24.46%) .NET
2 934 (16.87%) HTML
3 831 (15.01%) CSS
4 760 (13.73%) AngularJS
5 614 (11.09%) Node.js
6 595 (10.75%) Spring
7 594 (10.73%) ASP.NET
8 568 (10.26%) React
9 559 (10.10%) RESTful
10 523 (9.45%) Web Services
11 300 (5.42%) REST
12 284 (5.13%) XML
13 283 (5.11%) HTML5
14 253 (4.57%) ASP.NET MVC
15 248 (4.48%) jQuery
15 248 (4.48%) Kafka
16 236 (4.26%) .NET Framework
17 229 (4.14%) ASP.NET Web API
18 224 (4.05%) Spring Boot
19 203 (3.67%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 411 (7.43%) Algorithms
2 371 (6.70%) Greenfield Project
3 307 (5.55%) Analytical Skills
4 227 (4.10%) User Experience
5 194 (3.50%) Embedded Systems
6 188 (3.40%) Fintech
7 167 (3.02%) Data Structures
8 141 (2.55%) Mobile App
9 134 (2.42%) Device Driver
10 131 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
11 128 (2.31%) Self-Motivation
12 105 (1.90%) Derivative
13 92 (1.66%) Fixed Income
14 81 (1.46%) Robotics
15 77 (1.39%) CAN bus
16 72 (1.30%) Cloud Native
17 67 (1.21%) Hedge funds
18 56 (1.01%) 3D Graphics
18 56 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 54 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1,216 (21.97%) Linux
2 629 (11.36%) Windows
3 261 (4.72%) Android
4 237 (4.28%) Unix
5 159 (2.87%) Apple iOS
6 110 (1.99%) Embedded Linux
7 86 (1.55%) FreeRTOS
8 58 (1.05%) Ubuntu
9 47 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 41 (0.74%) CentOS
11 38 (0.69%) Mac OS X
12 28 (0.51%) Debian
13 27 (0.49%) Mac OS
14 12 (0.22%) Solaris
15 11 (0.20%) VxWorks
16 10 (0.18%) Robot Operating System
17 9 (0.16%) SUSE
18 8 (0.14%) AIX
19 7 (0.13%) MVS
19 7 (0.13%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,325 (96.21%) Software Engineering
2 2,468 (44.59%) Agile Software Development
3 1,066 (19.26%) Computer Science
4 948 (17.13%) TDD
5 887 (16.03%) OO
6 826 (14.92%) DevOps
7 781 (14.11%) Microservices
8 740 (13.37%) Continuous Integration
9 721 (13.03%) Scrum
10 662 (11.96%) Test Automation
11 593 (10.71%) MVC
12 568 (10.26%) Problem-Solving
13 533 (9.63%) SDLC
14 510 (9.21%) Mathematics
15 500 (9.03%) Mentoring
16 413 (7.46%) Machine Learning
17 381 (6.88%) Open Source
18 380 (6.87%) Unit Testing
19 365 (6.59%) Continuous Delivery
20 338 (6.11%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2,359 (42.62%) Java
2 2,144 (38.74%) C#
3 2,001 (36.15%) C++
4 1,761 (31.82%) JavaScript
5 1,440 (26.02%) Python
6 1,241 (22.42%) C
7 1,142 (20.63%) SQL
8 273 (4.93%) Java 8
9 263 (4.75%) PHP
10 256 (4.63%) TypeScript
11 250 (4.52%) Scala
12 203 (3.67%) Ruby
13 202 (3.65%) Embedded C
14 196 (3.54%) Go
15 136 (2.46%) Bash Shell
16 123 (2.22%) ES6
17 118 (2.13%) Objective-C
18 97 (1.75%) T-SQL
19 94 (1.70%) Embedded C++
20 89 (1.61%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1,339 (24.19%) Degree
2 479 (8.65%) Security Cleared
3 422 (7.62%) Computer Science Degree
4 335 (6.05%) SC Cleared
5 161 (2.91%) DV Cleared
6 115 (2.08%) PhD
7 63 (1.14%) Numerate Degree
8 47 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
9 32 (0.58%) Chartered Engineer
10 19 (0.34%) AWS Certification
11 17 (0.31%) Master's Degree
12 16 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
13 10 (0.18%) CIPD
14 7 (0.13%) DBS Check
14 7 (0.13%) MPhil
15 6 (0.11%) HND
16 3 (0.054%) CCNA
16 3 (0.054%) Cisco Certification
16 3 (0.054%) CISSP
16 3 (0.054%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 159 (2.87%) QA
2 26 (0.47%) DICOM
3 17 (0.31%) GDPR
3 17 (0.31%) MISRA
3 17 (0.31%) PSD2
4 14 (0.25%) ISO 9001
5 11 (0.20%) DO-178B
5 11 (0.20%) MISRA C
6 9 (0.16%) ISO 13485
6 9 (0.16%) JTAG
6 9 (0.16%) SLA
7 6 (0.11%) DO-254
7 6 (0.11%) ISO 26262
8 5 (0.090%) IEC 61508
8 5 (0.090%) IEC 62304
9 4 (0.072%) PMO
10 3 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 12207
10 3 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (0.036%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 1 (0.018%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 694 (12.54%) Docker
2 167 (3.02%) Firmware
3 27 (0.49%) Active Directory
4 23 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
5 16 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (0.22%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 7 (0.13%) Hyper-V
7 7 (0.13%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 7 (0.13%) Time Sharing Option
8 6 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 5 (0.090%) KVM
9 5 (0.090%) vSphere
10 3 (0.054%) HDFS
11 2 (0.036%) GridGain
11 2 (0.036%) Kamailio
11 2 (0.036%) Varnish
12 1 (0.018%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 1 (0.018%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.018%) Xen
Systems Management
1 359 (6.49%) Kubernetes
2 231 (4.17%) Ansible
3 187 (3.38%) Terraform
4 131 (2.37%) Opscode Chef
5 118 (2.13%) Puppet
6 37 (0.67%) Mesos
7 33 (0.60%) SELinux
8 29 (0.52%) Marathon
9 13 (0.23%) Kibana
10 12 (0.22%) Tivoli
11 10 (0.18%) Prometheus
12 7 (0.13%) Docker Swarm
12 7 (0.13%) Graphite
12 7 (0.13%) OpenView
12 7 (0.13%) ServiceCenter
13 6 (0.11%) Ambari
14 5 (0.090%) Juju
14 5 (0.090%) PTC Integrity
15 4 (0.072%) Nagios
15 4 (0.072%) Salt
Vendors
1 468 (8.46%) Microsoft
2 285 (5.15%) Oracle
3 228 (4.12%) Google
4 108 (1.95%) IBM
5 57 (1.03%) WorldPay
6 56 (1.01%) Atlassian
7 43 (0.78%) VMware
8 36 (0.65%) SAP
9 35 (0.63%) Bloomberg
10 34 (0.61%) Adobe
10 34 (0.61%) Reuters
11 24 (0.43%) Splunk
12 22 (0.40%) Xamarin
13 21 (0.38%) Red Hat
14 19 (0.34%) Freescale
14 19 (0.34%) Salesforce.com
14 19 (0.34%) SaltStack
15 18 (0.33%) Cloudera
16 17 (0.31%) Xilinx
17 15 (0.27%) AppDynamics