The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineer
UK / England
Rank 96 128 131
Rank change year-on-year +32 +3  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 2389 2528 2322
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.99% 2.61% 2.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.11% 2.71% 2.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1959 2138 1966
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,750 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £62,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
England
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 76786 93381 96100
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 96.26% 96.43% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 64228 78950 79244
Median salary £46,000 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.09% +1.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +24 645 £57,500 - 99
South East -6 461 £50,000 +13.63% 88
East of England +28 352 £45,000 +5.88% 66
South West +20 320 £40,000 -5.88% 50
Yorkshire +68 246 £44,000 +3.52% 37
North West +1 182 £45,000 +8.43% 43
West Midlands +25 97 £40,000 +5.26% 17
East Midlands -25 75 £40,000 +14.28% 15
North East +8 18 £40,000 - 3
Software Engineer
UK

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 4567 (97.40%) Software Engineering
2 2061 (43.95%) Java
3 1985 (42.33%) C++
4 1902 (40.56%) Agile Software Development
5 1702 (36.30%) C#
6 1462 (31.18%) JavaScript
7 1221 (26.04%) SQL
8 1220 (26.02%) Linux
9 1187 (25.31%) Degree
10 1161 (24.76%) C
11 1155 (24.63%) .NET
12 1129 (24.08%) Python
13 1111 (23.69%) HTML
14 876 (18.68%) Computer Science
15 869 (18.53%) OO
16 825 (17.59%) TDD
17 790 (16.85%) CSS
18 717 (15.29%) Scrum
19 654 (13.95%) Windows
20 628 (13.39%) Continuous Integration
21 600 (12.80%) MVC
22 591 (12.60%) Git (software)
23 582 (12.41%) SQL Server
24 572 (12.20%) Web Services
25 568 (12.11%) ASP.NET
26 550 (11.73%) Finance
27 533 (11.37%) AngularJS
28 429 (9.15%) Microsoft
29 427 (9.11%) Mathematics
30 423 (9.02%) NoSQL

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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
1 185 (3.95%) Elasticsearch
2 177 (3.77%) Apache Spark
3 122 (2.60%) Tomcat
4 115 (2.45%) Apache
5 99 (2.11%) JBoss
6 80 (1.71%) IIS
7 65 (1.39%) WebSphere
8 62 (1.32%) Confluence
9 60 (1.28%) Apache Pig
10 57 (1.22%) WebLogic
11 39 (0.83%) SharePoint
12 27 (0.58%) OpenStack
13 26 (0.55%) nginx
14 25 (0.53%) CMS
15 24 (0.51%) Jetty
16 23 (0.49%) Apache Solr
17 22 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 13 (0.28%) GlassFish
19 12 (0.26%) Drupal
19 12 (0.26%) Umbraco
Applications
1 190 (4.05%) MS Excel
2 29 (0.62%) MS Office
3 28 (0.60%) Simulink
4 20 (0.43%) Photoshop
5 7 (0.15%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.13%) Stateflow
7 5 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
7 5 (0.11%) SPSS
8 2 (0.043%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.043%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.043%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.021%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.021%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.021%) Blender
9 1 (0.021%) Doxygen
9 1 (0.021%) MS PowerPoint
9 1 (0.021%) MS Project
9 1 (0.021%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 17 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (0.17%) Infor M3
3 6 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.11%) Sage 200
5 4 (0.085%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.064%) Magento
7 2 (0.043%) BASE24
7 2 (0.043%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.043%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.043%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.043%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.043%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.043%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.043%) Summit
8 1 (0.021%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.021%) Odoo
8 1 (0.021%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.021%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 321 (6.85%) Amazon AWS
2 184 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 108 (2.30%) SaaS
4 106 (2.26%) GitHub
5 61 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
6 37 (0.79%) Office 365
7 25 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
7 25 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
7 25 (0.53%) PaaS
8 24 (0.51%) Amazon Kinesis
9 17 (0.36%) Amazon S3
10 12 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
10 12 (0.26%) CloudFront
11 6 (0.13%) Sumo Logic
12 5 (0.11%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 5 (0.11%) AWS Lambda
12 5 (0.11%) Google Play
12 5 (0.11%) IaaS
13 4 (0.085%) Amazon EMR
13 4 (0.085%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 255 (5.44%) TCP/IP
2 131 (2.79%) Wireless
3 126 (2.69%) Ethernet
4 118 (2.52%) HTTP
5 114 (2.43%) Bluetooth
6 105 (2.24%) Internet
7 71 (1.51%) RS-232
8 65 (1.39%) RS-485
9 55 (1.17%) Wi-Fi
10 50 (1.07%) GSM
10 50 (1.07%) ZigBee
11 37 (0.79%) Firewall
12 35 (0.75%) GPRS
13 31 (0.66%) Network Security
14 27 (0.58%) LDAP
15 23 (0.49%) SSL
16 20 (0.43%) Kerberos
16 20 (0.43%) RS-422
16 20 (0.43%) SNMP
17 19 (0.41%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 582 (12.41%) SQL Server
2 423 (9.02%) NoSQL
3 420 (8.96%) MySQL
4 312 (6.65%) MongoDB
5 286 (6.10%) Big Data
6 219 (4.67%) Relational Database
7 184 (3.92%) Hadoop
8 147 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
9 122 (2.60%) Apache Cassandra
10 94 (2.00%) Apache Hive
11 91 (1.94%) RDBMS
12 72 (1.54%) Redis
13 40 (0.85%) Oracle Database
14 37 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 31 (0.66%) Blockchain
16 29 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
17 28 (0.60%) Data Mining
18 27 (0.58%) HBase
19 24 (0.51%) MariaDB
19 24 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 591 (12.60%) Git (software)
2 374 (7.98%) Visual Studio
3 314 (6.70%) Jenkins
4 301 (6.42%) Subversion
5 211 (4.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 174 (3.71%) JIRA
7 170 (3.63%) Maven
8 158 (3.37%) JUnit
9 143 (3.05%) Selenium
10 129 (2.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 125 (2.67%) NUnit
12 117 (2.50%) TeamCity
13 98 (2.09%) Eclipse
14 93 (1.98%) Ant
15 91 (1.94%) Mercurial
16 74 (1.58%) Cucumber
17 71 (1.51%) MSTest
18 65 (1.39%) Octopus Deploy
19 53 (1.13%) Hudson
20 48 (1.02%) Gradle
General
1 550 (11.73%) Finance
2 332 (7.08%) Electronics
3 194 (4.14%) Games
4 155 (3.31%) Telecoms
5 134 (2.86%) Banking
6 131 (2.79%) Manufacturing
7 120 (2.56%) Retail
8 109 (2.32%) Automotive
9 85 (1.81%) Marketing
10 73 (1.56%) Aerospace
11 55 (1.17%) Military
12 40 (0.85%) Advertising
13 39 (0.83%) Legal
14 28 (0.60%) Investment Banking
15 27 (0.58%) Front Office
15 27 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
16 22 (0.47%) Financial Institution
17 18 (0.38%) Publishing
18 17 (0.36%) Multimedia
19 15 (0.32%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1155 (24.63%) .NET
2 1111 (23.69%) HTML
3 790 (16.85%) CSS
4 572 (12.20%) Web Services
5 568 (12.11%) ASP.NET
6 533 (11.37%) AngularJS
7 412 (8.79%) XML
8 395 (8.42%) Spring
9 394 (8.40%) HTML5
10 392 (8.36%) jQuery
11 359 (7.66%) RESTful
12 349 (7.44%) Node.js
13 348 (7.42%) REST
14 288 (6.14%) .NET Framework
15 258 (5.50%) SOAP
16 255 (5.44%) ASP.NET MVC
16 255 (5.44%) WPF
17 246 (5.25%) WCF
18 207 (4.41%) Hibernate
19 195 (4.16%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 876 (18.68%) Computer Science
2 350 (7.46%) Algorithms
3 205 (4.37%) Analytical Skills
4 179 (3.82%) Embedded Systems
5 152 (3.24%) Data Structures
5 152 (3.24%) User Experience
6 125 (2.67%) Fintech
7 80 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
7 80 (1.71%) Mobile App
8 73 (1.56%) Device Driver
9 58 (1.24%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 41 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
11 34 (0.73%) Home Automation
12 33 (0.70%) Client/Server
13 31 (0.66%) Internet of Things
13 31 (0.66%) Virtual Team
14 30 (0.64%) CAN bus
14 30 (0.64%) iPad
15 28 (0.60%) Wiki
16 26 (0.55%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1220 (26.02%) Linux
2 654 (13.95%) Windows
3 295 (6.29%) Unix
4 237 (5.05%) Android
5 116 (2.47%) Apple iOS
6 115 (2.45%) Embedded Linux
7 47 (1.00%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 33 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 31 (0.66%) Windows Server
10 29 (0.62%) Mac OS X
11 25 (0.53%) CentOS
11 25 (0.53%) Mac OS
12 22 (0.47%) Ubuntu
13 19 (0.41%) Windows 7
14 18 (0.38%) VxWorks
15 17 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
16 15 (0.32%) Solaris
16 15 (0.32%) Windows XP
17 13 (0.28%) AIX
17 13 (0.28%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4567 (97.40%) Software Engineering
2 1902 (40.56%) Agile Software Development
3 869 (18.53%) OO
4 825 (17.59%) TDD
5 717 (15.29%) Scrum
6 628 (13.39%) Continuous Integration
7 600 (12.80%) MVC
8 427 (9.11%) Mathematics
9 409 (8.72%) SDLC
10 386 (8.23%) Open Source
11 375 (8.00%) Multithreading
12 351 (7.49%) Unit Testing
13 349 (7.44%) Microservices
14 342 (7.29%) DevOps
15 323 (6.89%) BDD
16 308 (6.57%) OOP
17 291 (6.21%) UML
18 253 (5.40%) Automated Testing
19 234 (4.99%) Physics
20 230 (4.91%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2061 (43.95%) Java
2 1985 (42.33%) C++
3 1702 (36.30%) C#
4 1462 (31.18%) JavaScript
5 1221 (26.04%) SQL
6 1161 (24.76%) C
7 1129 (24.08%) Python
8 311 (6.63%) Embedded C
9 310 (6.61%) PHP
10 255 (5.44%) Ruby
11 249 (5.31%) Perl
12 232 (4.95%) Scala
13 214 (4.56%) Embedded C++
14 149 (3.18%) T-SQL
15 131 (2.79%) Bash Shell
16 113 (2.41%) Go
17 105 (2.24%) PL/SQL
18 100 (2.13%) MATLAB
19 92 (1.96%) PowerShell
20 87 (1.86%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1187 (25.31%) Degree
2 368 (7.85%) Security Cleared
3 176 (3.75%) PhD
4 148 (3.16%) SC Cleared
5 123 (2.62%) DV Cleared
6 30 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (0.30%) ISTQB
7 14 (0.30%) PMI Certification
7 14 (0.30%) Postgraduate
8 13 (0.28%) HND
9 11 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (0.21%) Chartered Engineer
10 10 (0.21%) CISSP
11 9 (0.19%) CCNA
11 9 (0.19%) GIAC
11 9 (0.19%) Linux+ Certification
11 9 (0.19%) MCSE
11 9 (0.19%) Network+ Certification
11 9 (0.19%) SANS
11 9 (0.19%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 219 (4.67%) QA
2 38 (0.81%) MISRA
3 28 (0.60%) SDET
4 25 (0.53%) ISO 9001
5 21 (0.45%) JTAG
6 16 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 15 (0.32%) IEC 61508
8 13 (0.28%) ISO26262
9 11 (0.23%) Data Quality
10 10 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 9 (0.19%) DO-178B
11 9 (0.19%) MISRA C
12 8 (0.17%) Def Stans
13 6 (0.13%) GCP
14 5 (0.11%) DO-254
15 4 (0.085%) PCI DSS
16 3 (0.064%) TickIT
17 2 (0.043%) ISO 14001
17 2 (0.043%) ISO 9000
17 2 (0.043%) ISO13485
System Software
1 213 (4.54%) Docker
2 166 (3.54%) Firmware
3 57 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 36 (0.77%) Hyper-V
5 22 (0.47%) Active Directory
6 20 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
7 18 (0.38%) HDFS
8 14 (0.30%) KVM
8 14 (0.30%) NFS
9 10 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 10 (0.21%) vSphere
10 8 (0.17%) VirtualBox
11 5 (0.11%) LXC
12 3 (0.064%) Apache Flume
12 3 (0.064%) Snort
13 2 (0.043%) Xen
14 1 (0.021%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 103 (2.20%) Puppet
2 86 (1.83%) Ansible
3 64 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
4 59 (1.26%) Kubernetes
5 38 (0.81%) Nagios
6 23 (0.49%) Terraform
7 20 (0.43%) Kibana
8 17 (0.36%) Grafana
9 14 (0.30%) Mesos
10 11 (0.23%) Docker Swarm
10 11 (0.23%) Graphite
11 9 (0.19%) rkt
12 8 (0.17%) Opsview
13 6 (0.13%) Riemann
13 6 (0.13%) Salt
14 5 (0.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 5 (0.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 3 (0.064%) logstash
15 3 (0.064%) Oozie
15 3 (0.064%) StatsD
Vendors
1 429 (9.15%) Microsoft
2 303 (6.46%) Oracle
3 94 (2.00%) Google
4 76 (1.62%) VMware
5 49 (1.04%) Zend
6 39 (0.83%) Red Hat
7 33 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
8 32 (0.68%) Atlassian
8 32 (0.68%) IBM
9 28 (0.60%) Splunk
10 27 (0.58%) Adobe
11 22 (0.47%) Dell
11 22 (0.47%) SAP
12 21 (0.45%) Sophos
13 20 (0.43%) Intel
14 19 (0.41%) Atmel
14 19 (0.41%) Freescale
14 19 (0.41%) Twitter
15 18 (0.38%) Xamarin
16 17 (0.36%) Sun
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Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
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Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits Flexible hours, generous pension,
Posted: Yesterday
Gatwick, West Sussex
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Salary: £50000 per annum + Plus Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: 50,000-60,000 + benefits
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Derby, Derbyshire
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
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Salary: to £60,000
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
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Salary: £25,000 to £35,000
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