Period
to 22 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 84 123
Rank change year-on-year +5 +39 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 5,806 5,840 4,712
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 3.78% 3.57% 2.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.94% 3.72% 2.73%
Number of salaries quoted 4,800 4,539 4,217
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +7.78% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +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 147,424 156,891 172,845
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.99% 95.90% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 119,787 126,570 146,169
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +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 22 October 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 22 October 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 1,945 £67,500 +12.50% 307
South East +21 1,358 £50,000 +11.11% 289
North of England +5 777 £45,000 -5.26% 222
South West +9 774 £45,000 +12.50% 176
East of England -17 537 £50,000 +11.11% 231
North West +16 431 £45,000 - 108
Midlands +30 414 £42,500 +6.25% 111
Yorkshire -4 276 £45,000 -10.00% 67
West Midlands +19 209 £43,750 +7.78% 69
East Midlands +11 205 £39,750 +22.31% 42
North East +17 70 £45,000 +12.50% 47
Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 5,590 (96.28%) Software Engineering
2 2,728 (46.99%) Agile Software Development
3 2,521 (43.42%) Java
4 2,230 (38.41%) C#
5 1,970 (33.93%) C++
6 1,788 (30.80%) JavaScript
7 1,403 (24.16%) Python
8 1,371 (23.61%) .NET
9 1,266 (21.81%) SQL
10 1,204 (20.74%) Degree
11 1,199 (20.65%) TDD
12 1,189 (20.48%) C
13 1,175 (20.24%) Linux
14 1,107 (19.07%) OO
15 1,051 (18.10%) HTML
16 957 (16.48%) Scrum
17 937 (16.14%) Computer Science
18 929 (16.00%) AngularJS
19 921 (15.86%) Amazon AWS
20 913 (15.73%) Continuous Integration
21 899 (15.48%) CSS
22 875 (15.07%) Finance
23 816 (14.05%) Microservices
24 728 (12.54%) Test Automation
25 717 (12.35%) Microsoft Azure
26 690 (11.88%) Git (software)
27 667 (11.49%) Spring
27 667 (11.49%) Docker
28 656 (11.30%) Windows
29 647 (11.14%) Microsoft

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
1 266 (4.58%) Elasticsearch
2 160 (2.76%) Apache
3 100 (1.72%) Apache Spark
4 83 (1.43%) Confluence
5 66 (1.14%) CMS
6 52 (0.90%) Tomcat
7 45 (0.78%) Apache Pig
8 40 (0.69%) IIS
9 38 (0.65%) OpenStack
10 37 (0.64%) nginx
11 30 (0.52%) Ethereum
12 29 (0.50%) JBoss
13 27 (0.47%) SharePoint
14 24 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
15 23 (0.40%) Apache Solr
16 22 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 19 (0.33%) WordPress
18 15 (0.26%) NServiceBus
19 14 (0.24%) GlassFish
20 13 (0.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 26 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (0.29%) Chatbot
4 15 (0.26%) Simulink
5 7 (0.12%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.086%) Snapchat
7 4 (0.069%) Doxygen
7 4 (0.069%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 4 (0.069%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.069%) Stateflow
8 3 (0.052%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.052%) LibreOffice
8 3 (0.052%) Maya
8 3 (0.052%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.017%) Blender
9 1 (0.017%) HipChat
9 1 (0.017%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.017%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 11 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
2 7 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 6 (0.10%) Oracle Retail
3 6 (0.10%) Sentinel
4 5 (0.086%) Actimize
4 5 (0.086%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.069%) Distributed Ledger
6 3 (0.052%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.052%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.052%) Magento
6 3 (0.052%) thinkFolio
7 2 (0.034%) Front Arena
7 2 (0.034%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.034%) R3 Corda
7 2 (0.034%) RMDS
8 1 (0.017%) Bloomberg AIM
8 1 (0.017%) Eagle PACE
8 1 (0.017%) Ripple
8 1 (0.017%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 921 (15.86%) Amazon AWS
2 717 (12.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 205 (3.53%) SaaS
4 178 (3.07%) GitHub
5 155 (2.67%) Google Cloud Platform
6 100 (1.72%) Serverless
7 92 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
7 92 (1.58%) PaaS
8 55 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
9 45 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
10 35 (0.60%) OpenShift
11 34 (0.59%) Amazon S3
12 26 (0.45%) npm
13 23 (0.40%) Office 365
14 17 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
14 17 (0.29%) Firebase
15 16 (0.28%) Trello
16 15 (0.26%) IaaS
17 14 (0.24%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 14 (0.24%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 146 (2.51%) HTTP
2 132 (2.27%) TCP/IP
3 80 (1.38%) Internet
4 59 (1.02%) Wireless
5 57 (0.98%) SSL
6 55 (0.95%) RS-232
7 51 (0.88%) Bluetooth
8 47 (0.81%) Firewall
9 46 (0.79%) Ethernet
10 38 (0.65%) RS-485
11 34 (0.59%) Network Security
12 29 (0.50%) VoIP
13 27 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
14 22 (0.38%) 3G
14 22 (0.38%) 4G
15 21 (0.36%) AMQP
16 20 (0.34%) 802.11
17 17 (0.29%) Modbus
18 16 (0.28%) RS-422
19 14 (0.24%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 596 (10.27%) SQL Server
2 400 (6.89%) NoSQL
3 368 (6.34%) Big Data
4 323 (5.56%) MySQL
5 270 (4.65%) MongoDB
6 230 (3.96%) Relational Database
7 197 (3.39%) Hadoop
8 147 (2.53%) Apache Cassandra
9 143 (2.46%) PostgreSQL
10 102 (1.76%) Blockchain
11 87 (1.50%) Apache Hive
12 80 (1.38%) Redis
13 70 (1.21%) RDBMS
14 48 (0.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 35 (0.60%) Neo4j
16 34 (0.59%) Oracle Database
17 30 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 28 (0.48%) HBase
19 26 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
20 25 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 690 (11.88%) Git (software)
2 509 (8.77%) Jenkins
3 339 (5.84%) Visual Studio
4 303 (5.22%) JIRA
5 271 (4.67%) Selenium
6 242 (4.17%) Subversion
7 205 (3.53%) Maven
8 171 (2.95%) JUnit
9 159 (2.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 156 (2.69%) Cucumber
11 142 (2.45%) TeamCity
12 139 (2.39%) Bitbucket
13 135 (2.33%) NUnit
14 114 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
15 80 (1.38%) Octopus Deploy
16 77 (1.33%) WebDriver
17 75 (1.29%) Gradle
18 70 (1.21%) Robot Framework
19 65 (1.12%) EasyMock
19 65 (1.12%) git-flow
General
1 875 (15.07%) Finance
2 273 (4.70%) Electronics
3 193 (3.32%) Manufacturing
4 183 (3.15%) Banking
4 183 (3.15%) Games
5 177 (3.05%) Marketing
6 172 (2.96%) Retail
7 171 (2.95%) Telecoms
8 165 (2.84%) Automotive
9 99 (1.71%) Financial Institution
10 98 (1.69%) Aerospace
11 90 (1.55%) Military
12 85 (1.46%) Front Office
13 78 (1.34%) Investment Banking
14 59 (1.02%) Law
15 56 (0.96%) Publishing
16 53 (0.91%) Advertising
17 29 (0.50%) Back Office
17 29 (0.50%) Legal
18 25 (0.43%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,371 (23.61%) .NET
2 1,051 (18.10%) HTML
3 929 (16.00%) AngularJS
4 899 (15.48%) CSS
5 667 (11.49%) Spring
6 622 (10.71%) React
7 597 (10.28%) Web Services
8 586 (10.09%) ASP.NET
9 573 (9.87%) Node.js
10 535 (9.21%) RESTful
11 449 (7.73%) HTML5
12 448 (7.72%) REST
13 328 (5.65%) jQuery
14 320 (5.51%) .NET Framework
15 293 (5.05%) WPF
16 281 (4.84%) WCF
17 274 (4.72%) ASP.NET MVC
18 245 (4.22%) XML
19 231 (3.98%) Hibernate
20 223 (3.84%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 937 (16.14%) Computer Science
2 481 (8.28%) Greenfield Project
3 395 (6.80%) Algorithms
4 295 (5.08%) User Experience
5 287 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
6 213 (3.67%) Data Structures
7 196 (3.38%) Embedded Systems
8 184 (3.17%) Mobile App
9 174 (3.00%) Fintech
10 131 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
11 126 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
12 98 (1.69%) Device Driver
13 91 (1.57%) Hedge funds
14 83 (1.43%) Fixed Income
15 80 (1.38%) Public Cloud
16 75 (1.29%) Robotics
17 60 (1.03%) Equities
17 60 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 55 (0.95%) Cyberthreat
19 51 (0.88%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1,175 (20.24%) Linux
2 656 (11.30%) Windows
3 264 (4.55%) Android
4 215 (3.70%) Apple iOS
5 161 (2.77%) Unix
6 106 (1.83%) Embedded Linux
7 82 (1.41%) Mac OS X
8 52 (0.90%) CentOS
9 50 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 34 (0.59%) FreeRTOS
11 25 (0.43%) Ubuntu
12 21 (0.36%) Windows 10
13 20 (0.34%) Windows Server
14 19 (0.33%) Windows 7
15 11 (0.19%) VxWorks
16 10 (0.17%) Robot Operating System
16 10 (0.17%) Windows XP
17 8 (0.14%) Mac OS
18 6 (0.10%) Solaris
18 6 (0.10%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,590 (96.28%) Software Engineering
2 2,728 (46.99%) Agile Software Development
3 1,199 (20.65%) TDD
4 1,107 (19.07%) OO
5 957 (16.48%) Scrum
6 913 (15.73%) Continuous Integration
7 816 (14.05%) Microservices
8 728 (12.54%) Test Automation
9 635 (10.94%) Problem-Solving
10 634 (10.92%) DevOps
11 598 (10.30%) MVC
12 538 (9.27%) SDLC
13 505 (8.70%) Open Source
14 499 (8.59%) Unit Testing
15 490 (8.44%) Mathematics
16 468 (8.06%) Multithreading
17 463 (7.97%) Mentoring
18 426 (7.34%) BDD
19 400 (6.89%) Continuous Delivery
20 353 (6.08%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 2,521 (43.42%) Java
2 2,230 (38.41%) C#
3 1,970 (33.93%) C++
4 1,788 (30.80%) JavaScript
5 1,403 (24.16%) Python
6 1,266 (21.81%) SQL
7 1,189 (20.48%) C
8 384 (6.61%) Java 8
9 329 (5.67%) PHP
10 222 (3.82%) Go
11 219 (3.77%) Scala
12 210 (3.62%) Ruby
13 192 (3.31%) Embedded C
14 167 (2.88%) TypeScript
15 150 (2.58%) Bash Shell
16 140 (2.41%) T-SQL
17 129 (2.22%) PowerShell
18 116 (2.00%) Objective-C
19 115 (1.98%) PL/SQL
20 113 (1.95%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 1,204 (20.74%) Degree
2 400 (6.89%) Computer Science Degree
3 392 (6.75%) Security Cleared
4 225 (3.88%) PhD
5 202 (3.48%) DV Cleared
6 151 (2.60%) SC Cleared
7 67 (1.15%) Master's Degree
8 58 (1.00%) MPhil
9 51 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
10 43 (0.74%) CCNA
10 43 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
10 43 (0.74%) CISSP
10 43 (0.74%) CompTIA Security+
10 43 (0.74%) GIAC
10 43 (0.74%) Linux+ Certification
10 43 (0.74%) MCSE
10 43 (0.74%) Network+ Certification
10 43 (0.74%) SANS
10 43 (0.74%) SSCP
11 42 (0.72%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 207 (3.57%) QA
2 44 (0.76%) MISRA
3 27 (0.47%) ISO 9001
4 24 (0.41%) MISRA C
5 23 (0.40%) DO-178B
6 15 (0.26%) GDPR
7 14 (0.24%) ECSS
7 14 (0.24%) IEC 61508
8 9 (0.16%) IEC 61131
9 8 (0.14%) JTAG
10 7 (0.12%) ISO 15765
10 7 (0.12%) ISO 26262
11 6 (0.10%) ISO 13485
12 5 (0.086%) Def Stans
12 5 (0.086%) DICOM
12 5 (0.086%) ISO/IEC 12207
13 3 (0.052%) IEC 62304
13 3 (0.052%) PA-DSS
13 3 (0.052%) PCI DSS
14 2 (0.034%) PMO
System Software
1 667 (11.49%) Docker
2 113 (1.95%) Firmware
3 45 (0.78%) vSphere
4 32 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
5 26 (0.45%) Active Directory
6 18 (0.31%) Hyper-V
7 12 (0.21%) HDFS
8 8 (0.14%) Varnish
8 8 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (0.10%) Apache Flume
9 6 (0.10%) VirtualBox
9 6 (0.10%) Xen
10 5 (0.086%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.069%) etcd
12 3 (0.052%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 1 (0.017%) Ceph
13 1 (0.017%) KVM
13 1 (0.017%) LXC
13 1 (0.017%) Postfix
13 1 (0.017%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 235 (4.05%) Kubernetes
2 146 (2.51%) Ansible
3 118 (2.03%) Terraform
4 97 (1.67%) Puppet
5 56 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
5 56 (0.96%) Salt
6 19 (0.33%) Prometheus
7 18 (0.31%) Packer
8 13 (0.22%) Consul
9 6 (0.10%) Docker Swarm
9 6 (0.10%) HAProxy
10 5 (0.086%) Grafana
10 5 (0.086%) Kibana
10 5 (0.086%) Nagios
11 4 (0.069%) Icinga
11 4 (0.069%) vCenter Server
12 2 (0.034%) Cacti
12 2 (0.034%) Rancher
12 2 (0.034%) SCCM
12 2 (0.034%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 647 (11.14%) Microsoft
2 231 (3.98%) Google
3 202 (3.48%) Oracle
4 72 (1.24%) SAP
5 59 (1.02%) Atlassian
6 57 (0.98%) Red Hat
7 56 (0.96%) Xamarin
8 48 (0.83%) VMware
9 40 (0.69%) Sun
10 38 (0.65%) IBM
11 37 (0.64%) Apple
12 29 (0.50%) Adobe
13 26 (0.45%) Facebook
14 22 (0.38%) Salesforce.com
15 16 (0.28%) Talend
15 16 (0.28%) WorldPay
16 13 (0.22%) Remedy
17 12 (0.21%) Atmel
17 12 (0.21%) Cloudera
18 11 (0.19%) Zend