Period
to 14 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 93 132
Rank change year-on-year +15 +39 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 6,001 5,442 4,747
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 3.79% 3.27% 2.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.94% 3.40% 2.62%
Number of salaries quoted 4,807 4,344 4,222
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,269 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.45% +0.60% +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £72,500 £70,000
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 152,471 159,982 180,904
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.25% 96.08% 96.66%
Number of salaries quoted 123,740 130,074 153,744
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 £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
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 14 August 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 14 August 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 +14 1,931 £65,000 +8.33% 332
South East +32 1,392 £47,500 - 277
North of England +2 833 £45,000 - 176
South West +12 755 £45,000 +12.50% 149
East of England +7 742 £50,000 +17.65% 202
North West +21 478 £45,000 - 77
Midlands +12 352 £43,500 +8.75% 141
Yorkshire -18 292 £45,000 - 78
West Midlands +33 204 £43,500 +8.75% 96
East Midlands -12 148 £40,000 +14.29% 45
North East -8 63 £45,000 +12.50% 21
Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 5,760 (95.98%) Software Engineering
2 2,921 (48.68%) Agile Software Development
3 2,582 (43.03%) Java
4 2,216 (36.93%) C#
5 2,028 (33.79%) C++
6 1,861 (31.01%) JavaScript
7 1,410 (23.50%) .NET
8 1,409 (23.48%) Python
9 1,325 (22.08%) TDD
10 1,298 (21.63%) SQL
11 1,280 (21.33%) Degree
12 1,270 (21.16%) C
13 1,174 (19.56%) Linux
14 1,138 (18.96%) Scrum
15 1,134 (18.90%) OO
16 1,063 (17.71%) AngularJS
17 1,049 (17.48%) Computer Science
18 1,034 (17.23%) HTML
19 1,016 (16.93%) Continuous Integration
20 904 (15.06%) Finance
21 903 (15.05%) Amazon AWS
22 869 (14.48%) CSS
23 861 (14.35%) Microservices
24 817 (13.61%) Test Automation
25 761 (12.68%) Git (software)
26 735 (12.25%) React
27 730 (12.16%) Spring
28 687 (11.45%) Windows
29 682 (11.36%) Web Services
30 674 (11.23%) DevOps

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
1 239 (3.98%) Elasticsearch
2 137 (2.28%) Apache
3 101 (1.68%) Confluence
4 94 (1.57%) Apache Spark
4 94 (1.57%) CMS
5 71 (1.18%) Tomcat
6 46 (0.77%) JBoss
7 44 (0.73%) Apache Pig
8 40 (0.67%) OpenStack
9 32 (0.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 29 (0.48%) nginx
10 29 (0.48%) WebSphere
11 27 (0.45%) Ethereum
11 27 (0.45%) IIS
12 24 (0.40%) Apache Solr
13 22 (0.37%) Cloud Foundry
14 20 (0.33%) WebLogic
15 19 (0.32%) NServiceBus
16 18 (0.30%) SharePoint
16 18 (0.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 25 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (0.37%) Simulink
3 19 (0.32%) Microsoft Office
4 10 (0.17%) Chatbot
5 5 (0.083%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.083%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.067%) Doxygen
7 3 (0.050%) LibreOffice
8 2 (0.033%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 2 (0.033%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.017%) Blender
9 1 (0.017%) HipChat
9 1 (0.017%) Mathcad
9 1 (0.017%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.017%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.017%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.017%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 7 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
2 6 (0.100%) Distributed Ledger
2 6 (0.100%) Sentinel
3 5 (0.083%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.083%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (0.050%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.050%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.050%) Ripple
4 3 (0.050%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.033%) Front Arena
5 2 (0.033%) LabWindows
5 2 (0.033%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.033%) R3 Corda
6 1 (0.017%) Actimize
6 1 (0.017%) BASE24
6 1 (0.017%) Bloomberg AIM
6 1 (0.017%) Eagle PACE
6 1 (0.017%) Kondor
6 1 (0.017%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.017%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 903 (15.05%) Amazon AWS
2 639 (10.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 195 (3.25%) GitHub
4 155 (2.58%) SaaS
5 140 (2.33%) Google Cloud Platform
6 83 (1.38%) Serverless
7 77 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
8 75 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
9 67 (1.12%) Amazon S3
10 53 (0.88%) PaaS
11 35 (0.58%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 31 (0.52%) Runscope
13 30 (0.50%) AWS Lambda
14 26 (0.43%) OpenShift
15 21 (0.35%) IaaS
15 21 (0.35%) npm
15 21 (0.35%) Office 365
16 17 (0.28%) Adobe Analytics
17 16 (0.27%) Trello
18 13 (0.22%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 131 (2.18%) HTTP
2 114 (1.90%) TCP/IP
3 90 (1.50%) Internet
4 61 (1.02%) Ethernet
5 52 (0.87%) Bluetooth
5 52 (0.87%) Network Security
6 51 (0.85%) SSL
7 43 (0.72%) Firewall
8 41 (0.68%) Wireless
9 37 (0.62%) RS-232
10 36 (0.60%) AMQP
11 33 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
12 26 (0.43%) SMS
12 26 (0.43%) VoIP
13 22 (0.37%) 3G
13 22 (0.37%) 4G
14 20 (0.33%) 802.11
15 19 (0.32%) SNMP
16 18 (0.30%) RS-485
16 18 (0.30%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 616 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 387 (6.45%) NoSQL
3 369 (6.15%) Big Data
4 327 (5.45%) MySQL
5 319 (5.32%) MongoDB
6 272 (4.53%) Relational Database
7 182 (3.03%) Hadoop
8 148 (2.47%) PostgreSQL
9 142 (2.37%) Apache Cassandra
10 110 (1.83%) Blockchain
11 101 (1.68%) Redis
12 84 (1.40%) Apache Hive
13 72 (1.20%) RDBMS
14 45 (0.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 39 (0.65%) Neo4j
16 35 (0.58%) Oracle Database
17 29 (0.48%) HBase
18 27 (0.45%) Amazon Redshift
19 23 (0.38%) CouchDB
20 22 (0.37%) Impala
Development Applications
1 761 (12.68%) Git (software)
2 576 (9.60%) Jenkins
3 365 (6.08%) Visual Studio
4 352 (5.87%) JIRA
5 326 (5.43%) Selenium
6 261 (4.35%) Subversion
7 232 (3.87%) JUnit
8 226 (3.77%) Maven
9 160 (2.67%) NUnit
10 159 (2.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 157 (2.62%) Cucumber
12 155 (2.58%) TeamCity
13 139 (2.32%) Bitbucket
14 137 (2.28%) Team Foundation Server
15 112 (1.87%) Octopus Deploy
16 101 (1.68%) Gradle
16 101 (1.68%) WebDriver
17 79 (1.32%) Jasmine
18 75 (1.25%) Vagrant
19 69 (1.15%) MSTest
General
1 904 (15.06%) Finance
2 259 (4.32%) Electronics
3 218 (3.63%) Banking
4 171 (2.85%) Retail
5 165 (2.75%) Games
6 164 (2.73%) Manufacturing
7 152 (2.53%) Telecoms
8 143 (2.38%) Marketing
9 142 (2.37%) Automotive
10 124 (2.07%) Aerospace
11 117 (1.95%) Front Office
12 110 (1.83%) Investment Banking
13 105 (1.75%) Financial Institution
14 102 (1.70%) Military
15 62 (1.03%) Advertising
16 59 (0.98%) Law
17 40 (0.67%) Legal
18 39 (0.65%) Back Office
19 36 (0.60%) Publishing
20 33 (0.55%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,410 (23.50%) .NET
2 1,063 (17.71%) AngularJS
3 1,034 (17.23%) HTML
4 869 (14.48%) CSS
5 735 (12.25%) React
6 730 (12.16%) Spring
7 682 (11.36%) Web Services
8 597 (9.95%) ASP.NET
9 591 (9.85%) Node.js
10 582 (9.70%) RESTful
11 473 (7.88%) REST
12 446 (7.43%) HTML5
13 362 (6.03%) jQuery
14 357 (5.95%) .NET Framework
15 319 (5.32%) WPF
16 308 (5.13%) WCF
17 295 (4.92%) XML
18 270 (4.50%) ASP.NET MVC
19 268 (4.47%) Hibernate
20 246 (4.10%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1,049 (17.48%) Computer Science
2 462 (7.70%) Greenfield Project
3 390 (6.50%) Algorithms
4 325 (5.42%) User Experience
5 321 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
6 200 (3.33%) Mobile App
7 195 (3.25%) Fintech
8 186 (3.10%) Embedded Systems
9 175 (2.92%) Data Structures
10 145 (2.42%) Self-Motivation
11 141 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
12 80 (1.33%) Hedge funds
13 70 (1.17%) Device Driver
14 65 (1.08%) Cyberthreat
15 61 (1.02%) Fixed Income
16 57 (0.95%) Public Cloud
17 54 (0.90%) Robotics
18 53 (0.88%) Wiki
19 52 (0.87%) Equities
20 44 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1,174 (19.56%) Linux
2 687 (11.45%) Windows
3 240 (4.00%) Android
4 200 (3.33%) Unix
5 184 (3.07%) Apple iOS
6 100 (1.67%) Embedded Linux
7 90 (1.50%) Mac OS X
8 41 (0.68%) CentOS
9 38 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 28 (0.47%) FreeRTOS
11 23 (0.38%) Ubuntu
12 22 (0.37%) Mac OS
13 18 (0.30%) Windows 10
13 18 (0.30%) Windows Server
14 14 (0.23%) SafeRTOS
15 13 (0.22%) VxWorks
16 10 (0.17%) ThreadX
16 10 (0.17%) Windows 7
17 9 (0.15%) Nucleus RTOS
18 8 (0.13%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,760 (95.98%) Software Engineering
2 2,921 (48.68%) Agile Software Development
3 1,325 (22.08%) TDD
4 1,138 (18.96%) Scrum
5 1,134 (18.90%) OO
6 1,016 (16.93%) Continuous Integration
7 861 (14.35%) Microservices
8 817 (13.61%) Test Automation
9 674 (11.23%) DevOps
10 650 (10.83%) MVC
11 648 (10.80%) Problem-Solving
12 603 (10.05%) SDLC
13 570 (9.50%) Mathematics
14 535 (8.92%) Open Source
15 511 (8.52%) Unit Testing
16 510 (8.50%) BDD
17 486 (8.10%) Mentoring
18 444 (7.40%) Multithreading
19 398 (6.63%) Machine Learning
20 375 (6.25%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 2,582 (43.03%) Java
2 2,216 (36.93%) C#
3 2,028 (33.79%) C++
4 1,861 (31.01%) JavaScript
5 1,409 (23.48%) Python
6 1,298 (21.63%) SQL
7 1,270 (21.16%) C
8 440 (7.33%) Java 8
9 360 (6.00%) PHP
10 260 (4.33%) Scala
11 252 (4.20%) Embedded C
11 252 (4.20%) Ruby
12 190 (3.17%) Go
13 183 (3.05%) Embedded C++
14 175 (2.92%) T-SQL
15 136 (2.27%) Bash Shell
16 128 (2.13%) TypeScript
17 114 (1.90%) PowerShell
18 111 (1.85%) PL/SQL
19 93 (1.55%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1,280 (21.33%) Degree
2 438 (7.30%) Computer Science Degree
3 436 (7.27%) Security Cleared
4 246 (4.10%) PhD
5 222 (3.70%) DV Cleared
6 167 (2.78%) SC Cleared
7 77 (1.28%) Master's Degree
8 65 (1.08%) Numerate Degree
9 52 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
10 40 (0.67%) MCSE
11 39 (0.65%) CCNA
11 39 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
11 39 (0.65%) CISSP
11 39 (0.65%) CompTIA Security+
11 39 (0.65%) GIAC
11 39 (0.65%) Linux+ Certification
11 39 (0.65%) Network+ Certification
11 39 (0.65%) SANS
11 39 (0.65%) SSCP
12 20 (0.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 253 (4.22%) QA
2 51 (0.85%) MISRA
3 43 (0.72%) GCP
4 41 (0.68%) ISO 9001
5 24 (0.40%) MISRA C
6 19 (0.32%) DO-178B
6 19 (0.32%) IEC 61508
7 16 (0.27%) ECSS
8 12 (0.20%) GDPR
8 12 (0.20%) ISO 15765
9 10 (0.17%) IEC 61131
10 8 (0.13%) ISO 26262
11 7 (0.12%) ISO 13485
12 6 (0.100%) Def Stans
13 4 (0.067%) DICOM
13 4 (0.067%) JTAG
13 4 (0.067%) PCI DSS
13 4 (0.067%) WCAG
14 3 (0.050%) PA-DSS
15 2 (0.033%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 668 (11.13%) Docker
2 131 (2.18%) Firmware
3 41 (0.68%) vSphere
4 36 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
5 26 (0.43%) Hyper-V
6 18 (0.30%) HDFS
7 13 (0.22%) Apache Flume
7 13 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (0.13%) Active Directory
8 8 (0.13%) Varnish
9 4 (0.067%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 3 (0.050%) LXC
11 2 (0.033%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.033%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.033%) Xen
12 1 (0.017%) Ceph
12 1 (0.017%) Cronacle
12 1 (0.017%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.017%) Postfix
12 1 (0.017%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 216 (3.60%) Kubernetes
2 145 (2.42%) Terraform
3 132 (2.20%) Ansible
4 93 (1.55%) Puppet
5 63 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
6 49 (0.82%) Salt
7 14 (0.23%) Prometheus
8 7 (0.12%) Consul
9 6 (0.100%) Grafana
10 5 (0.083%) Kibana
11 4 (0.067%) logstash
11 4 (0.067%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.050%) HAProxy
12 3 (0.050%) Icinga
12 3 (0.050%) Nagios
12 3 (0.050%) Packer
12 3 (0.050%) Rancher
12 3 (0.050%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 2 (0.033%) BMC PATROL
13 2 (0.033%) Cacti
Vendors
1 587 (9.78%) Microsoft
2 265 (4.42%) Oracle
3 211 (3.52%) Google
4 75 (1.25%) Xamarin
5 62 (1.03%) Atlassian
6 53 (0.88%) VMware
7 48 (0.80%) Red Hat
8 47 (0.78%) SAP
9 43 (0.72%) Adobe
10 40 (0.67%) Splunk
11 39 (0.65%) Sun
12 37 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
13 36 (0.60%) Apple
14 35 (0.58%) Capita
15 33 (0.55%) WorldPay
16 30 (0.50%) IBM
17 25 (0.42%) Facebook
18 23 (0.38%) Cloudera
19 22 (0.37%) Sybase
20 18 (0.30%) AppDynamics