Period
to 17 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 December 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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 78 113
Rank change year-on-year +4 +35 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 5,758 6,280 4,748
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 3.89% 3.76% 2.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.05% 3.92% 2.83%
Number of salaries quoted 4,646 4,925 4,145
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,500 £29,450
90th Percentile £82,500 £75,000 £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 142,000 160,223 167,632
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.93% 95.98% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 114,909 130,032 141,091
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +4.40%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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 +3 1,931 £67,500 +12.50% 300
South East +12 1,376 £50,000 +5.26% 294
North of England +23 770 £45,000 -5.26% 157
South West +6 723 £45,000 - 169
East of England -20 524 £50,000 - 234
Midlands +23 430 £41,500 +3.75% 140
North West +12 409 £45,000 - 90
Yorkshire +17 279 £45,000 -10.00% 52
East Midlands +16 218 £38,250 +9.29% 62
West Midlands +34 212 £42,500 +3.03% 78
North East +56 83 £45,000 +12.50% 15
Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 5,552 (96.42%) Software Engineering
2 2,593 (45.03%) Agile Software Development
3 2,566 (44.56%) Java
4 2,197 (38.16%) C#
5 1,990 (34.56%) C++
6 1,726 (29.98%) JavaScript
7 1,458 (25.32%) Python
8 1,300 (22.58%) .NET
9 1,242 (21.57%) Linux
10 1,236 (21.47%) Degree
11 1,185 (20.58%) C
12 1,142 (19.83%) SQL
13 1,054 (18.30%) TDD
14 1,048 (18.20%) HTML
15 993 (17.25%) Amazon AWS
16 992 (17.23%) OO
17 941 (16.34%) Computer Science
17 941 (16.34%) CSS
18 847 (14.71%) AngularJS
19 832 (14.45%) Microservices
20 798 (13.86%) Scrum
21 786 (13.65%) Continuous Integration
22 764 (13.27%) Finance
23 722 (12.54%) Test Automation
24 682 (11.84%) Microsoft Azure
25 642 (11.15%) Windows
26 641 (11.13%) Docker
27 635 (11.03%) Spring
27 635 (11.03%) Git (software)
28 615 (10.68%) MVC

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
1 247 (4.29%) Elasticsearch
2 185 (3.21%) Apache
3 98 (1.70%) Apache Spark
4 81 (1.41%) Confluence
5 58 (1.01%) CMS
6 41 (0.71%) IIS
7 40 (0.69%) nginx
8 38 (0.66%) Tomcat
9 32 (0.56%) OpenStack
10 31 (0.54%) Apache Pig
11 29 (0.50%) JBoss
12 23 (0.40%) SharePoint
13 22 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 22 (0.38%) Apache Solr
13 22 (0.38%) Ethereum
14 17 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
14 17 (0.30%) GlassFish
14 17 (0.30%) NServiceBus
14 17 (0.30%) WordPress
15 13 (0.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 78 (1.35%) Chatbot
2 25 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
4 15 (0.26%) Simulink
5 14 (0.24%) Snapchat
6 4 (0.069%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.069%) SOLIDWORKS
6 4 (0.069%) Stateflow
7 3 (0.052%) Doxygen
7 3 (0.052%) Maya
7 3 (0.052%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (0.052%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.035%) LibreOffice
8 2 (0.035%) Maple
8 2 (0.035%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.035%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (0.42%) Payment Gateway
2 9 (0.16%) Actimize
3 8 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
4 7 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 6 (0.10%) Magento
5 6 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.10%) Oracle Retail
6 4 (0.069%) Shopify
7 3 (0.052%) thinkFolio
8 2 (0.035%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.035%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (0.035%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.035%) Front Arena
8 2 (0.035%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.035%) RMDS
8 2 (0.035%) Sentinel
9 1 (0.017%) Eagle PACE
9 1 (0.017%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.017%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.017%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 993 (17.25%) Amazon AWS
2 682 (11.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 182 (3.16%) SaaS
4 174 (3.02%) GitHub
5 164 (2.85%) Google Cloud Platform
6 132 (2.29%) Cloud Computing
7 91 (1.58%) Serverless
8 78 (1.35%) PaaS
9 62 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
10 54 (0.94%) AWS Lambda
11 47 (0.82%) OpenShift
12 44 (0.76%) npm
13 43 (0.75%) Amazon S3
14 35 (0.61%) Slack
15 33 (0.57%) IBM Cloud
16 26 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
17 18 (0.31%) IaaS
18 13 (0.23%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 13 (0.23%) CloudFront
18 13 (0.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 139 (2.41%) TCP/IP
2 125 (2.17%) HTTP
3 81 (1.41%) Internet
4 77 (1.34%) Wireless
5 66 (1.15%) RS-485
6 52 (0.90%) Bluetooth
7 48 (0.83%) Modbus
8 47 (0.82%) Firewall
8 47 (0.82%) RS-232
9 43 (0.75%) SSL
10 26 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
11 24 (0.42%) Ethernet
12 22 (0.38%) Network Security
13 18 (0.31%) AMQP
13 18 (0.31%) VoIP
13 18 (0.31%) ZigBee
14 17 (0.30%) 3G
14 17 (0.30%) 4G
15 16 (0.28%) GSM
15 16 (0.28%) RS-422
Database & Business Intelligence
1 580 (10.07%) SQL Server
2 393 (6.83%) MySQL
3 375 (6.51%) NoSQL
4 330 (5.73%) Big Data
5 258 (4.48%) PostgreSQL
6 244 (4.24%) MongoDB
7 217 (3.77%) Hadoop
7 217 (3.77%) Relational Database
8 177 (3.07%) Apache Cassandra
9 109 (1.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 85 (1.48%) Redis
11 72 (1.25%) Apache Hive
12 68 (1.18%) RDBMS
13 67 (1.16%) Blockchain
14 42 (0.73%) Amazon RDS
15 36 (0.63%) Oracle Database
16 27 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
17 26 (0.45%) Data Mining
17 26 (0.45%) Neo4j
18 25 (0.43%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 635 (11.03%) Git (software)
2 469 (8.15%) Jenkins
3 331 (5.75%) Visual Studio
4 273 (4.74%) Maven
5 261 (4.53%) JIRA
6 228 (3.96%) Selenium
7 212 (3.68%) Subversion
8 161 (2.80%) JUnit
9 151 (2.62%) Cucumber
10 135 (2.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 119 (2.07%) TeamCity
12 115 (2.00%) Bitbucket
13 106 (1.84%) NUnit
14 82 (1.42%) Robot Framework
15 75 (1.30%) gulp
16 71 (1.23%) WebDriver
17 70 (1.22%) webpack
18 69 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
19 68 (1.18%) EasyMock
20 63 (1.09%) Gradle
General
1 764 (13.27%) Finance
2 287 (4.98%) Electronics
3 223 (3.87%) Manufacturing
4 209 (3.63%) Marketing
5 188 (3.27%) Retail
6 185 (3.21%) Telecoms
7 182 (3.16%) Games
8 180 (3.13%) Automotive
9 123 (2.14%) Banking
10 104 (1.81%) Aerospace
11 78 (1.35%) Front Office
12 65 (1.13%) Military
13 47 (0.82%) Publishing
14 46 (0.80%) Financial Institution
14 46 (0.80%) Law
15 42 (0.73%) Advertising
16 30 (0.52%) Investment Banking
17 27 (0.47%) Legal
18 20 (0.35%) Back Office
19 17 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,300 (22.58%) .NET
2 1,048 (18.20%) HTML
3 941 (16.34%) CSS
4 847 (14.71%) AngularJS
5 635 (11.03%) Spring
6 603 (10.47%) ASP.NET
7 582 (10.11%) Web Services
8 577 (10.02%) Node.js
9 523 (9.08%) RESTful
10 519 (9.01%) React
11 396 (6.88%) REST
12 378 (6.56%) HTML5
13 295 (5.12%) ASP.NET MVC
14 285 (4.95%) jQuery
15 267 (4.64%) .NET Framework
16 222 (3.86%) WPF
17 215 (3.73%) WCF
18 205 (3.56%) ASP.NET Web API
19 203 (3.53%) XML
20 202 (3.51%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 486 (8.44%) Greenfield Project
2 398 (6.91%) Algorithms
3 257 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
4 241 (4.19%) User Experience
5 229 (3.98%) Embedded Systems
6 211 (3.66%) Data Structures
7 175 (3.04%) Fintech
8 161 (2.80%) Mobile App
9 132 (2.29%) Device Driver
10 130 (2.26%) Self-Motivation
11 119 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
12 86 (1.49%) Hedge funds
13 75 (1.30%) Fixed Income
13 75 (1.30%) Robotics
14 62 (1.08%) Public Cloud
15 58 (1.01%) Equities
16 57 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 54 (0.94%) Cloud Native
18 53 (0.92%) CAN bus
19 52 (0.90%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 1,242 (21.57%) Linux
2 642 (11.15%) Windows
3 309 (5.37%) Android
4 222 (3.86%) Apple iOS
5 145 (2.52%) Unix
6 140 (2.43%) Embedded Linux
7 58 (1.01%) FreeRTOS
8 50 (0.87%) Mac OS X
9 49 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 43 (0.75%) CentOS
11 35 (0.61%) Ubuntu
12 28 (0.49%) Windows 10
13 25 (0.43%) Windows 7
14 17 (0.30%) Robot Operating System
15 16 (0.28%) Windows Server
16 15 (0.26%) Debian
17 14 (0.24%) VxWorks
18 12 (0.21%) Windows XP
19 10 (0.17%) CoreOS
20 9 (0.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,552 (96.42%) Software Engineering
2 2,593 (45.03%) Agile Software Development
3 1,054 (18.30%) TDD
4 992 (17.23%) OO
5 941 (16.34%) Computer Science
6 832 (14.45%) Microservices
7 798 (13.86%) Scrum
8 786 (13.65%) Continuous Integration
9 722 (12.54%) Test Automation
10 615 (10.68%) DevOps
10 615 (10.68%) MVC
11 604 (10.49%) Problem-Solving
12 486 (8.44%) SDLC
13 465 (8.08%) Open Source
14 460 (7.99%) Mathematics
15 457 (7.94%) Multithreading
16 437 (7.59%) Mentoring
17 434 (7.54%) Unit Testing
18 386 (6.70%) Continuous Delivery
19 372 (6.46%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 2,566 (44.56%) Java
2 2,197 (38.16%) C#
3 1,990 (34.56%) C++
4 1,726 (29.98%) JavaScript
5 1,458 (25.32%) Python
6 1,185 (20.58%) C
7 1,142 (19.83%) SQL
8 323 (5.61%) Java 8
9 265 (4.60%) PHP
10 231 (4.01%) Go
11 210 (3.65%) Scala
12 206 (3.58%) TypeScript
13 200 (3.47%) Ruby
14 174 (3.02%) Embedded C
15 152 (2.64%) Bash Shell
16 123 (2.14%) T-SQL
17 114 (1.98%) Objective-C
18 106 (1.84%) PowerShell
19 102 (1.77%) PL/SQL
20 90 (1.56%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 1,236 (21.47%) Degree
2 379 (6.58%) Computer Science Degree
3 317 (5.51%) Security Cleared
4 198 (3.44%) PhD
5 145 (2.52%) DV Cleared
6 141 (2.45%) SC Cleared
7 60 (1.04%) MPhil
8 45 (0.78%) Master's Degree
9 36 (0.63%) Numerate Degree
10 35 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
11 31 (0.54%) HNC
12 30 (0.52%) CCNA
12 30 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
12 30 (0.52%) CISSP
12 30 (0.52%) GIAC
12 30 (0.52%) HND
12 30 (0.52%) Linux+ Certification
12 30 (0.52%) MCSE
12 30 (0.52%) Network+ Certification
12 30 (0.52%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 181 (3.14%) QA
2 25 (0.43%) MISRA
3 19 (0.33%) DO-178B
4 17 (0.30%) ISO 9001
4 17 (0.30%) JTAG
5 16 (0.28%) GDPR
6 13 (0.23%) MISRA C
7 10 (0.17%) DICOM
7 10 (0.17%) ISO 13485
7 10 (0.17%) ISO 26262
8 8 (0.14%) IEC 61131
8 8 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 12207
9 7 (0.12%) ECSS
10 5 (0.087%) PSD2
11 4 (0.069%) IEC 62304
12 3 (0.052%) IEC 61508
13 2 (0.035%) PMO
14 1 (0.017%) ARP4754
14 1 (0.017%) ISO 15765
14 1 (0.017%) SEPA
System Software
1 641 (11.13%) Docker
2 151 (2.62%) Firmware
3 33 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (0.56%) vSphere
5 31 (0.54%) Active Directory
6 10 (0.17%) etcd
7 9 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (0.14%) HDFS
9 7 (0.12%) Hyper-V
9 7 (0.12%) Varnish
10 6 (0.10%) Xen
11 5 (0.087%) VirtualBox
11 5 (0.087%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.069%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 1 (0.017%) Apache Flume
13 1 (0.017%) Ceph
13 1 (0.017%) KVM
13 1 (0.017%) LXC
13 1 (0.017%) QEMU
13 1 (0.017%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 272 (4.72%) Kubernetes
2 158 (2.74%) Ansible
3 133 (2.31%) Terraform
4 106 (1.84%) Puppet
5 78 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
6 43 (0.75%) Salt
7 20 (0.35%) Packer
7 20 (0.35%) Prometheus
8 15 (0.26%) Consul
9 11 (0.19%) Graphite
10 9 (0.16%) Mesos
11 8 (0.14%) Kibana
11 8 (0.14%) Nagios
12 7 (0.12%) HAProxy
13 6 (0.10%) CFEngine
13 6 (0.10%) Docker Swarm
13 6 (0.10%) StatsD
14 4 (0.069%) Icinga
14 4 (0.069%) logstash
14 4 (0.069%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 612 (10.63%) Microsoft
2 232 (4.03%) Google
3 196 (3.40%) Oracle
4 76 (1.32%) SAP
5 49 (0.85%) Atlassian
5 49 (0.85%) IBM
6 44 (0.76%) Red Hat
7 43 (0.75%) VMware
8 40 (0.69%) WorldPay
9 35 (0.61%) Xamarin
10 24 (0.42%) Adobe
11 20 (0.35%) Apple
12 19 (0.33%) Talend
13 18 (0.31%) Facebook
14 17 (0.30%) Sun
15 15 (0.26%) Atmel
16 13 (0.23%) Cadence
16 13 (0.23%) Salesforce.com
17 12 (0.21%) comScore
17 12 (0.21%) Sitecore