Period
to 12 May 2021

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 12 May 2021.

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
12 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 45 60 66
Rank change year-on-year +15 +6 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 4,355 4,088 5,579
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 5.53% 4.50% 4.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.97% 4.73% 4.32%
Number of salaries quoted 3,098 3,359 4,291
10th Percentile £37,485 £36,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,129 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £81,250 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £102,500 £95,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -

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 72,935 86,490 129,287
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.62% 95.24% 96.03%
Number of salaries quoted 57,133 70,839 104,701
10th Percentile £32,000 £30,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £39,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,101
Median % change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.20%
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 12 May 2021.

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 12 May 2021. 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 2,164 £75,000 - 391
North of England +12 723 £52,500 +5.00% 212
South East -24 519 £50,000 +5.26% 196
South West -7 405 £50,000 +5.26% 121
Yorkshire +6 355 £54,826 +9.65% 69
North West +9 304 £52,500 +5.00% 124
Midlands -11 287 £50,000 +5.26% 105
East of England +4 211 £42,500 -15.00% 137
West Midlands -3 183 £54,500 +14.74% 64
East Midlands -14 104 £47,500 - 40
North East +1 64 £50,000 +17.65% 19
Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 12 May 2021, 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 4,256 (97.73%) Software Engineering
2 2,163 (49.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1,657 (38.05%) Java
4 1,622 (37.24%) JavaScript
5 1,558 (35.77%) AWS
6 1,506 (34.58%) Python
7 1,312 (30.13%) C#
8 1,162 (26.68%) Microservices
9 1,113 (25.56%) .NET
10 1,082 (24.85%) Finance
11 1,009 (23.17%) React
12 980 (22.50%) Docker
13 967 (22.20%) SQL
14 918 (21.08%) C++
15 853 (19.59%) TDD
16 837 (19.22%) DevOps
17 812 (18.65%) Degree
18 787 (18.07%) Azure
19 719 (16.51%) Social Skills
20 714 (16.39%) Kubernetes
21 692 (15.89%) Node.js
22 651 (14.95%) AngularJS
23 625 (14.35%) Web Services
24 617 (14.17%) Linux
25 613 (14.08%) Computer Science
26 604 (13.87%) GCP
27 586 (13.46%) .NET Core
28 571 (13.11%) Serverless
29 561 (12.88%) Scrum
30 531 (12.19%) Git (software)

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
1 221 (5.07%) Elasticsearch
2 153 (3.51%) Apache Spark
3 146 (3.35%) Apache
4 103 (2.37%) Confluence
5 71 (1.63%) nginx
6 25 (0.57%) Cloud Foundry
7 24 (0.55%) Tomcat
8 19 (0.44%) CMS
9 17 (0.39%) GemFire
10 12 (0.28%) Jupyter
11 11 (0.25%) Tornado
12 10 (0.23%) SAS
13 9 (0.21%) Apache Pulsar
14 8 (0.18%) Apache Solr
15 7 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
16 6 (0.14%) Umbraco
16 6 (0.14%) WebSphere
17 5 (0.11%) Drupal
17 5 (0.11%) OpenStack
17 5 (0.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 23 (0.53%) Simulink
2 17 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.11%) AutoCAD
5 5 (0.11%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.092%) Adobe XD
6 4 (0.092%) Chatbot
6 4 (0.092%) InVision
6 4 (0.092%) Sketch
6 4 (0.092%) Zeplin
7 3 (0.069%) Quicktime
8 1 (0.023%) EngageOne
8 1 (0.023%) Figma
8 1 (0.023%) MODO
8 1 (0.023%) PrintSoft PReS
8 1 (0.023%) Revit
Business Applications
1 11 (0.25%) Shopify
2 7 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
2 7 (0.16%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 6 (0.14%) Primavera
4 5 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
5 3 (0.069%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
5 3 (0.069%) R3 Corda
6 2 (0.046%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.046%) Magento
7 1 (0.023%) PlanetPress Connect
7 1 (0.023%) PolarLake
7 1 (0.023%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1,558 (35.77%) AWS
2 787 (18.07%) Azure
3 604 (13.87%) GCP
4 571 (13.11%) Serverless
5 278 (6.38%) AWS Lambda
6 201 (4.62%) SaaS
7 162 (3.72%) Amazon EC2
8 138 (3.17%) GitHub
9 136 (3.12%) Amazon ECS
10 133 (3.05%) AWS CloudFormation
11 117 (2.69%) Amazon S3
12 86 (1.97%) Cloud Computing
13 59 (1.35%) Amazon SQS
14 42 (0.96%) Amazon Kinesis
15 40 (0.92%) PaaS
16 36 (0.83%) Heroku
17 31 (0.71%) IaaS
18 30 (0.69%) Azure Cosmos DB
19 29 (0.67%) BrowserStack
20 28 (0.64%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 91 (2.09%) HTTP
2 60 (1.38%) TCP/IP
3 48 (1.10%) Internet
4 42 (0.96%) Ethernet
5 41 (0.94%) Bluetooth
6 39 (0.90%) Wireless
7 37 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
8 24 (0.55%) Modbus
8 24 (0.55%) RS-422
9 22 (0.51%) Broadband
10 20 (0.46%) MQTT
11 16 (0.37%) RS-485
12 11 (0.25%) Firewall
13 10 (0.23%) ZigBee
14 9 (0.21%) DNS
15 8 (0.18%) Tactical Data Link
16 7 (0.16%) SMTP
16 7 (0.16%) Software-Defined Radio
16 7 (0.16%) VoIP
17 6 (0.14%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 494 (11.34%) PostgreSQL
2 453 (10.40%) NoSQL
3 393 (9.02%) SQL Server
4 332 (7.62%) MySQL
5 317 (7.28%) Relational Database
6 274 (6.29%) Big Data
7 197 (4.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 156 (3.58%) Redis
9 153 (3.51%) MongoDB
10 100 (2.30%) RDBMS
11 86 (1.97%) Amazon Aurora
12 85 (1.95%) Hadoop
13 58 (1.33%) Amazon RDS
14 54 (1.24%) Amazon Redshift
15 47 (1.08%) BigQuery
16 38 (0.87%) MariaDB
17 37 (0.85%) Apache Ignite
18 29 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
19 26 (0.60%) HBase
20 24 (0.55%) GIS
Development Applications
1 531 (12.19%) Git (software)
2 353 (8.11%) Jenkins
3 211 (4.85%) JIRA
4 204 (4.68%) GitLab
5 126 (2.89%) Subversion
6 107 (2.46%) JUnit
7 101 (2.32%) Mercurial
8 98 (2.25%) Maven
9 95 (2.18%) Cypress.io
10 86 (1.97%) Cucumber
11 85 (1.95%) Visual Studio
12 71 (1.63%) Selenium
13 68 (1.56%) Gradle
14 67 (1.54%) webpack
15 57 (1.31%) TeamCity
16 55 (1.26%) Eclipse
17 51 (1.17%) Artifactory
18 45 (1.03%) Octopus Deploy
19 43 (0.99%) CircleCI
19 43 (0.99%) Rational DOORS
General
1 1,082 (24.85%) Finance
2 719 (16.51%) Social Skills
3 235 (5.40%) Banking
4 224 (5.14%) Games
5 211 (4.85%) Retail
6 193 (4.43%) Electronics
7 188 (4.32%) Front Office
8 168 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
9 163 (3.74%) Marketing
10 141 (3.24%) Manufacturing
11 124 (2.85%) Law
12 112 (2.57%) Public Sector
13 104 (2.39%) Telecoms
14 96 (2.20%) Legal
15 64 (1.47%) Aerospace
16 54 (1.24%) Publishing
17 42 (0.96%) Organisational Skills
17 42 (0.96%) Presentation Skills
18 38 (0.87%) Automotive
19 37 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,113 (25.56%) .NET
2 1,009 (23.17%) React
3 692 (15.89%) Node.js
4 651 (14.95%) AngularJS
5 625 (14.35%) Web Services
6 586 (13.46%) .NET Core
7 498 (11.44%) CSS
8 469 (10.77%) HTML
9 381 (8.75%) Spring
10 373 (8.56%) REST
11 369 (8.47%) Vue.js
12 364 (8.36%) .NET Framework
13 344 (7.90%) Kafka
13 344 (7.90%) RESTful
14 240 (5.51%) React Native
15 229 (5.26%) ASP.NET
16 223 (5.12%) Spring Boot
17 175 (4.02%) GraphQL
18 174 (4.00%) RabbitMQ
19 164 (3.77%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 342 (7.85%) Greenfield Project
2 274 (6.29%) Algorithms
3 227 (5.21%) Hedge funds
4 220 (5.05%) User Experience
5 169 (3.88%) Data Structures
6 153 (3.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 138 (3.17%) Derivative
8 132 (3.03%) Blog
9 118 (2.71%) Equities
10 116 (2.66%) Mobile App
11 114 (2.62%) Fixed Income
11 114 (2.62%) Self-Motivation
12 97 (2.23%) Cloud Native
13 84 (1.93%) Virtual Team
14 79 (1.81%) Embedded Systems
15 68 (1.56%) Pricing Data
16 57 (1.31%) Management Information System
17 51 (1.17%) Cyberattack
18 50 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
19 44 (1.01%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 617 (14.17%) Linux
2 170 (3.90%) Windows
3 115 (2.64%) Android
4 95 (2.18%) Unix
5 75 (1.72%) Embedded Linux
6 70 (1.61%) Apple iOS
7 49 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 38 (0.87%) CentOS
9 11 (0.25%) FreeRTOS
10 8 (0.18%) VxWorks
11 5 (0.11%) Debian
11 5 (0.11%) Windows Server
12 4 (0.092%) Windows 10
13 3 (0.069%) Fedora
13 3 (0.069%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.046%) SafeRTOS
15 1 (0.023%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.023%) Nucleus RTOS
15 1 (0.023%) QNX Neutrino
15 1 (0.023%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,256 (97.73%) Software Engineering
2 2,163 (49.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1,162 (26.68%) Microservices
4 853 (19.59%) TDD
5 837 (19.22%) DevOps
6 613 (14.08%) Computer Science
7 561 (12.88%) Scrum
8 507 (11.64%) OO
9 500 (11.48%) Test Automation
10 458 (10.52%) Mentoring
11 449 (10.31%) Problem-Solving
12 425 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
13 414 (9.51%) Fintech
14 385 (8.84%) Asset Management
15 369 (8.47%) Software Testing
16 339 (7.78%) Open Source
17 324 (7.44%) Unit Testing
18 316 (7.26%) OOP
19 294 (6.75%) Artificial Intelligence
20 286 (6.57%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 1,657 (38.05%) Java
2 1,622 (37.24%) JavaScript
3 1,506 (34.58%) Python
4 1,312 (30.13%) C#
5 967 (22.20%) SQL
6 918 (21.08%) C++
7 523 (12.01%) TypeScript
8 449 (10.31%) C
9 416 (9.55%) Go
10 249 (5.72%) Scala
11 237 (5.44%) Ruby
12 201 (4.62%) Kotlin
13 148 (3.40%) PHP
14 93 (2.14%) Java 8
15 83 (1.91%) Embedded C
16 77 (1.77%) ES6
17 64 (1.47%) Embedded C++
18 54 (1.24%) Clojure
19 45 (1.03%) T-SQL
20 42 (0.96%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 812 (18.65%) Degree
2 296 (6.80%) Computer Science Degree
3 246 (5.65%) Security Cleared
4 171 (3.93%) SC Cleared
5 90 (2.07%) Numerate Degree
6 47 (1.08%) Master's Degree
7 36 (0.83%) PhD
8 29 (0.67%) HNC
9 27 (0.62%) HND
10 23 (0.53%) DV Cleared
11 17 (0.39%) OCP
11 17 (0.39%) Oracle Certification
12 9 (0.21%) AWS Certification
12 9 (0.21%) DBS Check
12 9 (0.21%) ISTQB
13 8 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 7 (0.16%) ISEB
15 6 (0.14%) OSCE
15 6 (0.14%) OSCP
16 2 (0.046%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 188 (4.32%) QA
2 17 (0.39%) GDPR
2 17 (0.39%) MISRA
3 11 (0.25%) ISO 26262
4 10 (0.23%) Def Stans
4 10 (0.23%) IEC 61508
5 9 (0.21%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.18%) IEC 61131
6 8 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.18%) MISRA C
7 7 (0.16%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.14%) NIST
8 6 (0.14%) SOC 1
8 6 (0.14%) SOC 2
8 6 (0.14%) WCAG
9 5 (0.11%) DO-178B
9 5 (0.11%) IEC 62304
10 4 (0.092%) SLA
10 4 (0.092%) WAI
11 3 (0.069%) Data Quality
System Software
1 980 (22.50%) Docker
2 53 (1.22%) Firmware
3 23 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (0.44%) HDFS
5 9 (0.21%) Active Directory
6 6 (0.14%) Kamailio
6 6 (0.14%) OpenSIPS
6 6 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (0.092%) Apache Flume
7 4 (0.092%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 4 (0.092%) ISA Server
8 3 (0.069%) OpenAM
8 3 (0.069%) OpenDJ
9 2 (0.046%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.023%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 714 (16.39%) Kubernetes
2 274 (6.29%) Terraform
3 175 (4.02%) Ansible
4 26 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
5 20 (0.46%) Grafana
6 19 (0.44%) Puppet
7 16 (0.37%) Prometheus
8 12 (0.28%) Istio
8 12 (0.28%) Kibana
9 7 (0.16%) Rancher
10 6 (0.14%) Consul
10 6 (0.14%) Docker Swarm
10 6 (0.14%) linkerd
11 3 (0.069%) SELinux
11 3 (0.069%) yum
12 2 (0.046%) HP Fortify
12 2 (0.046%) Single Sign-On
12 2 (0.046%) vRealize
13 1 (0.023%) Packer
13 1 (0.023%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 301 (6.91%) Microsoft
2 235 (5.40%) Google
3 211 (4.85%) Oracle
4 70 (1.61%) SAP
5 68 (1.56%) Sybase
6 45 (1.03%) Red Hat
7 41 (0.94%) Samsung
8 39 (0.90%) IBM
9 28 (0.64%) Xamarin
10 25 (0.57%) Atlassian
10 25 (0.57%) VMware
11 23 (0.53%) PagerDuty
12 21 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
13 19 (0.44%) Instagram
14 17 (0.39%) Okta
15 12 (0.28%) Facebook
15 12 (0.28%) New Relic
16 10 (0.23%) EMC
16 10 (0.23%) Spotify
17 9 (0.21%) Xceptor