Period
to 23 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 February 2020.

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
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 64 68 75
Rank change year-on-year +4 +7 +30
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 4,940 5,719 6,264
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 4.39% 4.09% 3.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.60% 4.27% 3.94%
Number of salaries quoted 3,911 4,558 5,040
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £82,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £53,931 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.86% - +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 107,454 134,066 158,924
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.45% 95.93% 96.36%
Number of salaries quoted 86,756 108,394 131,526
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,375 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.19% +2.75% +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 23 February 2020.

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 23 February 2020. 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 +30 1,821 £75,000 +15.38% 358
South East -6 1,158 £47,500 - 291
North of England +11 697 £50,000 +5.26% 209
South West -2 577 £45,000 - 159
East of England +3 357 £52,500 +5.00% 205
North West +2 335 £50,000 +5.26% 114
Midlands -9 316 £47,500 +11.76% 145
Yorkshire +21 286 £50,000 +11.11% 78
West Midlands -7 186 £48,500 +14.12% 92
East Midlands -18 127 £47,500 +18.75% 51
North East +9 76 £45,000 - 17
Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 February 2020, 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 4,833 (97.83%) Software Engineering
2 2,285 (46.26%) Agile Software Development
3 1,935 (39.17%) Java
4 1,649 (33.38%) C#
5 1,541 (31.19%) JavaScript
6 1,399 (28.32%) C++
7 1,339 (27.11%) Python
8 1,242 (25.14%) .NET
9 1,202 (24.33%) AWS
10 1,087 (22.00%) SQL
11 1,007 (20.38%) Linux
12 995 (20.14%) Degree
13 954 (19.31%) Microservices
14 890 (18.02%) Finance
15 879 (17.79%) C
16 861 (17.43%) TDD
17 833 (16.86%) DevOps
18 812 (16.44%) Git (software)
19 770 (15.59%) Docker
20 757 (15.32%) Computer Science
21 720 (14.57%) Scrum
22 719 (14.55%) Azure
23 681 (13.79%) HTML
24 680 (13.77%) Test Automation
25 677 (13.70%) AngularJS
26 668 (13.52%) OO
27 666 (13.48%) Windows
28 654 (13.24%) Node.js
29 644 (13.04%) React
30 637 (12.89%) 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
1 146 (2.96%) Elasticsearch
2 83 (1.68%) Confluence
3 78 (1.58%) Apache Spark
4 64 (1.30%) Apache
5 48 (0.97%) CMS
5 48 (0.97%) IIS
6 41 (0.83%) JBoss
7 25 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 24 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
9 20 (0.40%) nginx
10 17 (0.34%) WordPress
11 16 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
11 16 (0.32%) Tomcat
12 15 (0.30%) Headless CMS
13 13 (0.26%) SAS
13 13 (0.26%) WebLogic
14 11 (0.22%) Jetty
14 11 (0.22%) OpenStack
14 11 (0.22%) SharePoint
14 11 (0.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 31 (0.63%) MS Visio
2 22 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
3 18 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
4 16 (0.32%) Simulink
5 6 (0.12%) Microsoft Office
6 5 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 4 (0.081%) Stateflow
8 3 (0.061%) Chatbot
8 3 (0.061%) PlantUML
8 3 (0.061%) Sketch
9 2 (0.040%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.040%) Windchill
10 1 (0.020%) Maya
10 1 (0.020%) NUKE
10 1 (0.020%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 30 (0.61%) Payment Gateway
2 9 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
2 9 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
3 5 (0.10%) Raiser's Edge
3 5 (0.10%) Sage 200
3 5 (0.10%) Sage 50
4 2 (0.040%) Infor M3
4 2 (0.040%) OpenCart
4 2 (0.040%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.020%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.020%) Magento
5 1 (0.020%) Oracle BRM
5 1 (0.020%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.020%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.020%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.020%) Tesseract
5 1 (0.020%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 1,202 (24.33%) AWS
2 719 (14.55%) Azure
3 242 (4.90%) GCP
4 228 (4.62%) Serverless
5 147 (2.98%) GitHub
6 145 (2.94%) Amazon S3
7 137 (2.77%) AWS Lambda
8 125 (2.53%) Amazon SQS
9 115 (2.33%) SaaS
10 112 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
11 95 (1.92%) Amazon ECS
12 93 (1.88%) OpenShift
13 56 (1.13%) AWS CloudFormation
14 55 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
15 34 (0.69%) PaaS
16 30 (0.61%) AWS Fargate
17 19 (0.38%) Power Platform
18 17 (0.34%) Apigee
18 17 (0.34%) CloudFront
19 16 (0.32%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 79 (1.60%) TCP/IP
2 75 (1.52%) Internet
3 55 (1.11%) HTTP
4 54 (1.09%) Wireless
5 28 (0.57%) Firewall
6 26 (0.53%) Bluetooth
7 23 (0.47%) DNS
8 21 (0.43%) RS-232
9 20 (0.40%) Ethernet
9 20 (0.40%) RTP
10 17 (0.34%) Tactical Data Link
10 17 (0.34%) VoIP
11 15 (0.30%) MQTT
11 15 (0.30%) RS-485
12 12 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
12 12 (0.24%) Wireshark
13 11 (0.22%) Network Security
13 11 (0.22%) WAN
14 10 (0.20%) Diameter Protocol
14 10 (0.20%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 540 (10.93%) SQL Server
2 373 (7.55%) NoSQL
3 367 (7.43%) MySQL
4 329 (6.66%) PostgreSQL
5 271 (5.49%) MongoDB
6 255 (5.16%) Relational Database
7 231 (4.68%) Big Data
8 169 (3.42%) Redis
9 120 (2.43%) Amazon RDS
10 108 (2.19%) RDBMS
11 87 (1.76%) Hadoop
12 82 (1.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 59 (1.19%) Apache Cassandra
14 55 (1.11%) Amazon Aurora
15 43 (0.87%) Amazon Redshift
16 28 (0.57%) Blockchain
17 26 (0.53%) GIS
18 22 (0.45%) Flink
18 22 (0.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 22 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 812 (16.44%) Git (software)
2 393 (7.96%) Jenkins
3 267 (5.40%) JIRA
4 170 (3.44%) Visual Studio
5 154 (3.12%) Subversion
6 143 (2.89%) Selenium
7 98 (1.98%) JUnit
8 93 (1.88%) GitLab
9 79 (1.60%) Maven
10 78 (1.58%) Eclipse
11 75 (1.52%) Bitbucket
12 71 (1.44%) NUnit
13 68 (1.38%) TeamCity
14 67 (1.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 56 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
16 50 (1.01%) WebDriver
17 49 (0.99%) Cucumber
18 48 (0.97%) Artifactory
19 45 (0.91%) Octopus Deploy
20 41 (0.83%) SpecFlow
General
1 890 (18.02%) Finance
2 354 (7.17%) Banking
3 196 (3.97%) Front Office
4 192 (3.89%) Electronics
5 154 (3.12%) Aerospace
6 150 (3.04%) Retail
7 134 (2.71%) Telecoms
8 131 (2.65%) Automotive
9 128 (2.59%) Games
10 118 (2.39%) Public Sector
11 108 (2.19%) Manufacturing
12 95 (1.92%) Military
13 91 (1.84%) Marketing
14 75 (1.52%) Law
15 71 (1.44%) Advertising
15 71 (1.44%) Investment Banking
16 31 (0.63%) Legal
17 27 (0.55%) Financial Institution
18 21 (0.43%) Back Office
19 16 (0.32%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,242 (25.14%) .NET
2 681 (13.79%) HTML
3 677 (13.70%) AngularJS
4 654 (13.24%) Node.js
5 644 (13.04%) React
6 621 (12.57%) CSS
7 552 (11.17%) Web Services
8 492 (9.96%) Spring
9 406 (8.22%) REST
10 403 (8.16%) RESTful
11 392 (7.94%) ASP.NET
12 344 (6.96%) .NET Framework
13 306 (6.19%) .NET Core
14 262 (5.30%) HTML5
15 215 (4.35%) Spring Boot
16 202 (4.09%) J2EE
17 193 (3.91%) ASP.NET Web API
18 183 (3.70%) Kafka
19 182 (3.68%) jQuery
20 158 (3.20%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 345 (6.98%) Greenfield Project
2 293 (5.93%) Algorithms
3 247 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 177 (3.58%) User Experience
5 146 (2.96%) Embedded Systems
6 139 (2.81%) Mobile App
7 138 (2.79%) Fixed Income
8 135 (2.73%) Self-Motivation
9 123 (2.49%) Cloud Native
10 117 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
11 106 (2.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 103 (2.09%) Equities
13 98 (1.98%) Hedge funds
14 85 (1.72%) Derivative
14 85 (1.72%) Robotics
15 66 (1.34%) Data Structures
16 65 (1.32%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 58 (1.17%) Public Cloud
18 56 (1.13%) Management Information System
19 47 (0.95%) Pricing Data
Operating Systems
1 1,007 (20.38%) Linux
2 666 (13.48%) Windows
3 246 (4.98%) Unix
4 175 (3.54%) Apple iOS
5 168 (3.40%) Android
6 99 (2.00%) Embedded Linux
7 97 (1.96%) Mac OS X
8 25 (0.51%) CentOS
9 20 (0.40%) Windows Server
10 19 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 17 (0.34%) Windows 10
12 16 (0.32%) Ubuntu
13 14 (0.28%) Fedora
14 13 (0.26%) VxWorks
15 12 (0.24%) FreeRTOS
16 10 (0.20%) Mac OS
17 9 (0.18%) Solaris
17 9 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
18 7 (0.14%) ThreadX
19 4 (0.081%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,833 (97.83%) Software Engineering
2 2,285 (46.26%) Agile Software Development
3 954 (19.31%) Microservices
4 861 (17.43%) TDD
5 833 (16.86%) DevOps
6 757 (15.32%) Computer Science
7 720 (14.57%) Scrum
8 680 (13.77%) Test Automation
9 668 (13.52%) OO
10 637 (12.89%) Problem-Solving
11 583 (11.80%) Continuous Integration
12 463 (9.37%) Mentoring
13 420 (8.50%) Unit Testing
14 385 (7.79%) SDLC
15 384 (7.77%) MVC
16 368 (7.45%) Open Source
17 364 (7.37%) Machine Learning
18 321 (6.50%) Artificial Intelligence
19 317 (6.42%) BDD
20 290 (5.87%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 1,935 (39.17%) Java
2 1,649 (33.38%) C#
3 1,541 (31.19%) JavaScript
4 1,399 (28.32%) C++
5 1,339 (27.11%) Python
6 1,087 (22.00%) SQL
7 879 (17.79%) C
8 258 (5.22%) Java 8
9 239 (4.84%) TypeScript
10 238 (4.82%) PHP
11 221 (4.47%) Go
12 192 (3.89%) Ruby
13 189 (3.83%) Embedded C
14 162 (3.28%) R
15 159 (3.22%) Scala
16 152 (3.08%) Kotlin
16 152 (3.08%) T-SQL
17 108 (2.19%) MATLAB
18 88 (1.78%) Bash Shell
19 85 (1.72%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 995 (20.14%) Degree
2 364 (7.37%) Computer Science Degree
3 248 (5.02%) Security Cleared
4 139 (2.81%) SC Cleared
5 94 (1.90%) DV Cleared
6 60 (1.21%) PhD
7 23 (0.47%) MCP
8 17 (0.34%) Master's Degree
8 17 (0.34%) Numerate Degree
9 15 (0.30%) AWS Certification
10 13 (0.26%) DBS Check
11 10 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (0.18%) Postgraduate
13 6 (0.12%) HND
14 4 (0.081%) Chartered Engineer
15 3 (0.061%) Cisco Certification
15 3 (0.061%) MCSD
16 1 (0.020%) ISTQB
16 1 (0.020%) MCIPD
16 1 (0.020%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 191 (3.87%) QA
2 30 (0.61%) GDPR
3 22 (0.45%) IEC 61508
4 17 (0.34%) DICOM
5 14 (0.28%) MISRA
6 9 (0.18%) IFRS
7 8 (0.16%) ISO 9001
7 8 (0.16%) MISRA C
8 7 (0.14%) Data Quality
8 7 (0.14%) DO-178B
8 7 (0.14%) ISO 15022
8 7 (0.14%) ISO 20022
9 6 (0.12%) PSD2
9 6 (0.12%) SLA
10 5 (0.10%) ISO 26262
11 3 (0.061%) IEC 62304
11 3 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 2 (0.040%) EMIR
12 2 (0.040%) ISO 9000
12 2 (0.040%) MiFID
System Software
1 770 (15.59%) Docker
2 132 (2.67%) Firmware
3 47 (0.95%) Active Directory
4 21 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
6 6 (0.12%) GridGain
6 6 (0.12%) ISA Server
7 3 (0.061%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 3 (0.061%) LXC
8 2 (0.040%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.040%) Varnish
8 2 (0.040%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.040%) vSphere
9 1 (0.020%) Cronacle
9 1 (0.020%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.020%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.020%) Xen
9 1 (0.020%) zsh
Systems Management
1 528 (10.69%) Kubernetes
2 203 (4.11%) Terraform
3 133 (2.69%) Ansible
4 64 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
5 54 (1.09%) Puppet
6 49 (0.99%) Mesos
7 42 (0.85%) Kibana
7 42 (0.85%) Marathon
8 31 (0.63%) BMC PATROL
9 17 (0.34%) Rancher
10 16 (0.32%) Prometheus
11 15 (0.30%) Istio
11 15 (0.30%) Knative
11 15 (0.30%) SELinux
12 14 (0.28%) Salt
13 11 (0.22%) Grafana
14 9 (0.18%) Red Hat Satellite
15 8 (0.16%) Control-M
15 8 (0.16%) Oozie
16 6 (0.12%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 403 (8.16%) Microsoft
2 256 (5.18%) Oracle
3 217 (4.39%) Google
4 100 (2.02%) WorldPay
5 99 (2.00%) Sage
6 75 (1.52%) FIS
7 65 (1.32%) Atlassian
8 47 (0.95%) IBM
8 47 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
8 47 (0.95%) Sybase
9 44 (0.89%) Apple
10 42 (0.85%) SAP
11 37 (0.75%) Red Hat
12 36 (0.73%) Adobe
13 34 (0.69%) New Relic
14 28 (0.57%) Dell
15 27 (0.55%) Perforce
16 26 (0.53%) Xamarin
17 23 (0.47%) Splunk
17 23 (0.47%) VMware