Period
to 22 October 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 October 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 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 61 80 85
Rank change year-on-year +19 +5 +40
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 5,506 5,806 5,840
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 4.35% 3.78% 3.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.55% 3.94% 3.72%
Number of salaries quoted 4,041 4,800 4,539
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +7.78%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £80,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 120,992 147,439 156,944
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.67% 96.00% 95.93%
Number of salaries quoted 97,514 119,810 126,613
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

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 October 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 October 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 +23 1,824 £72,500 +7.41% 400
South East +15 1,341 £47,500 -5.00% 308
North of England +28 850 £50,000 +11.11% 206
South West +4 760 £45,000 - 181
North West +28 516 £47,500 +5.56% 110
East of England +2 375 £50,000 - 221
Midlands +5 353 £45,000 +5.88% 104
Yorkshire -7 253 £50,000 +11.11% 85
West Midlands +44 233 £50,000 +14.29% 72
East Midlands -40 117 £43,000 +8.18% 32
North East +22 81 £45,000 - 11
Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 5,357 (97.29%) Software Engineering
2 2,534 (46.02%) Agile Software Development
3 2,073 (37.65%) Java
4 1,983 (36.02%) C#
5 1,726 (31.35%) C++
6 1,712 (31.09%) JavaScript
7 1,509 (27.41%) Python
8 1,273 (23.12%) .NET
9 1,227 (22.28%) Degree
10 1,218 (22.12%) AWS
11 1,086 (19.72%) SQL
12 1,039 (18.87%) Linux
13 996 (18.09%) C
13 996 (18.09%) Computer Science
14 946 (17.18%) Git (software)
15 932 (16.93%) DevOps
16 924 (16.78%) TDD
17 915 (16.62%) Microservices
18 816 (14.82%) Finance
19 778 (14.13%) HTML
20 776 (14.09%) Docker
21 755 (13.71%) Continuous Integration
22 743 (13.49%) React
23 738 (13.40%) OO
24 734 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
25 710 (12.90%) Azure
26 684 (12.42%) Node.js
27 674 (12.24%) Test Automation
28 662 (12.02%) AngularJS
29 654 (11.88%) CSS

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
1 163 (2.96%) Confluence
2 141 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
3 113 (2.05%) Apache Spark
4 80 (1.45%) Apache
5 69 (1.25%) JBoss
6 49 (0.89%) Tomcat
7 35 (0.64%) CMS
8 29 (0.53%) Cloud Foundry
9 24 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
10 22 (0.40%) Hyperledger
11 21 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 20 (0.36%) OpenStack
13 19 (0.35%) Jetty
13 19 (0.35%) SharePoint
13 19 (0.35%) WebLogic
13 19 (0.35%) WebSphere
14 18 (0.33%) IIS
15 17 (0.31%) SAS
16 16 (0.29%) Drupal
17 15 (0.27%) nginx
Applications
1 27 (0.49%) MS Visio
2 24 (0.44%) Simulink
3 17 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
4 12 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
5 11 (0.20%) EngageOne
6 10 (0.18%) Stateflow
7 7 (0.13%) Microsoft Excel
7 7 (0.13%) Sketch
8 5 (0.091%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 5 (0.091%) NUKE
8 5 (0.091%) TargetLink
9 4 (0.073%) Chatbot
10 2 (0.036%) Adobe Premiere
10 2 (0.036%) FileZilla
10 2 (0.036%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.036%) Maya
11 1 (0.018%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.018%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 43 (0.78%) Payment Gateway
2 27 (0.49%) Markit EDM
3 24 (0.44%) Front Arena
3 24 (0.44%) thinkFolio
4 10 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
4 10 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
5 6 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.11%) Magento
5 6 (0.11%) PolarLake
6 5 (0.091%) Distributed Ledger
7 4 (0.073%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.036%) Teamcenter
9 1 (0.018%) Quorum
9 1 (0.018%) R3 Corda
9 1 (0.018%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 1,218 (22.12%) AWS
2 710 (12.90%) Azure
3 303 (5.50%) GCP
4 220 (4.00%) Serverless
5 213 (3.87%) GitHub
6 140 (2.54%) AWS Lambda
7 139 (2.52%) Cloud Computing
8 132 (2.40%) SaaS
9 131 (2.38%) Amazon S3
10 124 (2.25%) Amazon EC2
11 105 (1.91%) Amazon SQS
12 88 (1.60%) OpenShift
13 69 (1.25%) Amazon ECS
13 69 (1.25%) AWS CloudFormation
14 44 (0.80%) PaaS
15 39 (0.71%) Sage Pay
16 37 (0.67%) npm
17 33 (0.60%) Apigee
17 33 (0.60%) IaaS
18 31 (0.56%) AWS Fargate
Communications & Networking
1 114 (2.07%) Internet
2 92 (1.67%) TCP/IP
3 64 (1.16%) HTTP
4 56 (1.02%) RS-232
5 53 (0.96%) RS-485
6 41 (0.74%) DNS
7 39 (0.71%) Firewall
8 38 (0.69%) Wireless
9 36 (0.65%) Ethernet
10 31 (0.56%) Bluetooth
11 20 (0.36%) Network Security
12 19 (0.35%) Broadband
12 19 (0.35%) VoIP
13 16 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
14 15 (0.27%) ZigBee
15 13 (0.24%) HTTPS
16 12 (0.22%) Diameter Protocol
16 12 (0.22%) MQTT
17 11 (0.20%) Skype
18 7 (0.13%) FlexRay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 543 (9.86%) SQL Server
2 356 (6.47%) MySQL
3 341 (6.19%) MongoDB
4 329 (5.98%) NoSQL
5 305 (5.54%) PostgreSQL
6 301 (5.47%) Relational Database
7 260 (4.72%) Big Data
8 130 (2.36%) Hadoop
9 122 (2.22%) Apache Cassandra
10 119 (2.16%) RDBMS
11 98 (1.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 92 (1.67%) Redis
13 91 (1.65%) Amazon RDS
14 63 (1.14%) Amazon Aurora
15 56 (1.02%) Blockchain
16 51 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
17 49 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 46 (0.84%) Neo4j
19 42 (0.76%) Amazon Redshift
20 41 (0.74%) GIS
Development Applications
1 946 (17.18%) Git (software)
2 476 (8.65%) Jenkins
3 351 (6.37%) JIRA
4 190 (3.45%) Visual Studio
5 162 (2.94%) Selenium
6 145 (2.63%) Subversion
7 122 (2.22%) Maven
8 113 (2.05%) JUnit
9 110 (2.00%) GitLab
10 101 (1.83%) TeamCity
11 96 (1.74%) Cucumber
12 88 (1.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 82 (1.49%) Bitbucket
14 76 (1.38%) Eclipse
14 76 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
15 73 (1.33%) webpack
16 58 (1.05%) IntelliJ
17 56 (1.02%) Artifactory
17 56 (1.02%) IBM UrbanCode
18 54 (0.98%) NUnit
General
1 816 (14.82%) Finance
2 354 (6.43%) Banking
3 215 (3.90%) Electronics
4 198 (3.60%) Front Office
5 197 (3.58%) Retail
6 184 (3.34%) Games
7 125 (2.27%) Telecoms
8 123 (2.23%) Aerospace
9 120 (2.18%) Automotive
10 101 (1.83%) Military
11 84 (1.53%) Manufacturing
12 80 (1.45%) Advertising
13 77 (1.40%) Public Sector
14 76 (1.38%) Marketing
15 67 (1.22%) Law
16 47 (0.85%) Legal
17 27 (0.49%) Publishing
18 26 (0.47%) German Language
19 25 (0.45%) French Language
20 24 (0.44%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,273 (23.12%) .NET
2 778 (14.13%) HTML
3 743 (13.49%) React
4 684 (12.42%) Node.js
5 662 (12.02%) AngularJS
6 654 (11.88%) CSS
7 609 (11.06%) Web Services
8 568 (10.32%) Spring
9 425 (7.72%) ASP.NET
10 403 (7.32%) RESTful
11 338 (6.14%) REST
12 297 (5.39%) .NET Framework
13 284 (5.16%) .NET Core
14 272 (4.94%) Spring Boot
15 268 (4.87%) HTML5
16 265 (4.81%) WPF
17 192 (3.49%) J2EE
18 190 (3.45%) Kafka
19 189 (3.43%) jQuery
20 180 (3.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 425 (7.72%) Algorithms
2 351 (6.37%) Greenfield Project
3 239 (4.34%) Analytical Skills
4 219 (3.98%) User Experience
5 199 (3.61%) Embedded Systems
6 195 (3.54%) Self-Motivation
7 189 (3.43%) Mobile App
8 176 (3.20%) Enterprise Software
9 168 (3.05%) Fixed Income
10 113 (2.05%) Derivative
11 102 (1.85%) Robotics
12 98 (1.78%) Public Cloud
13 97 (1.76%) Data Structures
14 95 (1.73%) Cloud Native
15 92 (1.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 67 (1.22%) Equities
17 62 (1.13%) Virtual Team
18 61 (1.11%) Smartphone
19 60 (1.09%) Management Information System
20 57 (1.04%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1,039 (18.87%) Linux
2 640 (11.62%) Windows
3 182 (3.31%) Android
4 156 (2.83%) Unix
5 138 (2.51%) Apple iOS
6 76 (1.38%) Embedded Linux
7 40 (0.73%) CentOS
8 37 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 30 (0.54%) FreeRTOS
10 28 (0.51%) VxWorks
11 26 (0.47%) Ubuntu
12 17 (0.31%) SUSE
13 15 (0.27%) Tizen
14 11 (0.20%) Mac OS X
15 10 (0.18%) ThreadX
16 9 (0.16%) Mac OS
17 7 (0.13%) Windows Embedded Compact
18 5 (0.091%) CoreOS
18 5 (0.091%) Debian
19 4 (0.073%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,357 (97.29%) Software Engineering
2 2,534 (46.02%) Agile Software Development
3 996 (18.09%) Computer Science
4 932 (16.93%) DevOps
5 924 (16.78%) TDD
6 915 (16.62%) Microservices
7 755 (13.71%) Continuous Integration
8 738 (13.40%) OO
9 734 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
10 674 (12.24%) Test Automation
11 615 (11.17%) Scrum
12 555 (10.08%) Mentoring
13 481 (8.74%) SDLC
14 464 (8.43%) MVC
15 437 (7.94%) Artificial Intelligence
16 419 (7.61%) Unit Testing
17 395 (7.17%) Mathematics
18 382 (6.94%) OOP
19 363 (6.59%) Machine Learning
20 305 (5.54%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 2,073 (37.65%) Java
2 1,983 (36.02%) C#
3 1,726 (31.35%) C++
4 1,712 (31.09%) JavaScript
5 1,509 (27.41%) Python
6 1,086 (19.72%) SQL
7 996 (18.09%) C
8 267 (4.85%) PHP
9 248 (4.50%) TypeScript
10 213 (3.87%) Scala
11 212 (3.85%) Java 8
12 206 (3.74%) Go
13 197 (3.58%) Ruby
14 175 (3.18%) Embedded C
15 164 (2.98%) R
16 111 (2.02%) Kotlin
17 107 (1.94%) MATLAB
18 106 (1.93%) ES6
19 95 (1.73%) T-SQL
20 83 (1.51%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1,227 (22.28%) Degree
2 485 (8.81%) Computer Science Degree
3 272 (4.94%) Security Cleared
4 157 (2.85%) SC Cleared
5 104 (1.89%) DV Cleared
6 58 (1.05%) PhD
7 41 (0.74%) Numerate Degree
8 25 (0.45%) Master's Degree
9 20 (0.36%) AWS Certification
10 16 (0.29%) HND
10 16 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (0.18%) HNC
12 9 (0.16%) DBS Check
12 9 (0.16%) MCP
13 7 (0.13%) CCNA
13 7 (0.13%) CISSP
13 7 (0.13%) CompTIA Security+
13 7 (0.13%) MCSE
13 7 (0.13%) Postgraduate
13 7 (0.13%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 218 (3.96%) QA
2 22 (0.40%) MISRA
3 21 (0.38%) DICOM
4 20 (0.36%) Data Quality
5 19 (0.35%) PSD2
6 17 (0.31%) ISO 9001
7 14 (0.25%) MISRA C
8 13 (0.24%) IEC 61508
9 11 (0.20%) ISO 13485
9 11 (0.20%) ISO 26262
9 11 (0.20%) JTAG
9 11 (0.20%) SLA
10 10 (0.18%) IFRS
11 8 (0.15%) Def Stans
11 8 (0.15%) GDPR
12 7 (0.13%) DO-178B
13 5 (0.091%) ECSS
14 2 (0.036%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 1 (0.018%) Cyber Essentials
15 1 (0.018%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 776 (14.09%) Docker
2 125 (2.27%) Firmware
3 44 (0.80%) Active Directory
4 27 (0.49%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 21 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
6 14 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
7 10 (0.18%) Cronacle
8 7 (0.13%) Hyper-V
9 6 (0.11%) GridGain
10 5 (0.091%) etcd
11 4 (0.073%) Kamailio
12 3 (0.054%) HDFS
12 3 (0.054%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (0.036%) Apache Flume
13 2 (0.036%) Job Entry Subsystem
13 2 (0.036%) Time Sharing Option
14 1 (0.018%) Varnish
14 1 (0.018%) VirtualBox
14 1 (0.018%) VMware ESXi
14 1 (0.018%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 462 (8.39%) Kubernetes
2 212 (3.85%) Terraform
3 191 (3.47%) Ansible
4 79 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
5 64 (1.16%) Puppet
6 45 (0.82%) Mesos
7 41 (0.74%) Kibana
8 40 (0.73%) Marathon
9 30 (0.54%) Prometheus
10 27 (0.49%) Tivoli
11 24 (0.44%) Control-M
12 20 (0.36%) Rancher
13 18 (0.33%) Istio
14 16 (0.29%) Salt
15 14 (0.25%) Knative
16 11 (0.20%) SELinux
17 10 (0.18%) Docker Swarm
18 6 (0.11%) BladeLogic
18 6 (0.11%) Cloudify
19 5 (0.091%) Oozie
Vendors
1 436 (7.92%) Microsoft
2 297 (5.39%) Oracle
3 285 (5.18%) Google
4 147 (2.67%) Sage
5 78 (1.42%) IBM
6 74 (1.34%) WorldPay
7 72 (1.31%) Bloomberg
8 65 (1.18%) Reuters
9 51 (0.93%) SAP
10 48 (0.87%) Atlassian
11 47 (0.85%) Sybase
12 44 (0.80%) Adobe
12 44 (0.80%) Apple
13 38 (0.69%) Splunk
14 35 (0.64%) QNX
14 35 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
15 33 (0.60%) Charles River
16 32 (0.58%) VMware
17 26 (0.47%) Dell
18 25 (0.45%) Red Hat