Period
to 5 March 2021

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 5 March 2021.

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
5 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 44 64 67
Rank change year-on-year +20 +3 +8
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 3,547 4,958 5,779
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 5.19% 4.34% 4.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.54% 4.55% 4.28%
Number of salaries quoted 3,472 4,285 4,935
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £102,500 £93,750 £82,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -

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 64,049 108,904 135,000
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.63% 95.39% 95.98%
Number of salaries quoted 51,800 88,970 110,616
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +0.96% +4.00%
10th Percentile £32,000 £29,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Software Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in England

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Engineer in England.

Salary trend for Software Engineer in England

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Engineer in England over the 6 months to 5 March 2021.

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 5 March 2021. 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 +42 1,614 £75,000 - 343
North of England +20 691 £52,500 +5.00% 192
South East -17 465 £50,000 - 192
Yorkshire +19 359 £52,500 +5.00% 72
South West -17 315 £50,000 +8.70% 125
North West +17 274 £55,000 +10.00% 103
Midlands +14 272 £47,500 - 136
East of England +7 167 £45,000 -10.00% 136
West Midlands +23 163 £50,000 +4.17% 82
East Midlands +22 108 £47,500 - 54
North East +5 58 £47,500 +9.20% 17
Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 2021, 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 3,488 (98.34%) Software Engineering
2 1,800 (50.75%) Agile Software Development
3 1,425 (40.17%) JavaScript
4 1,377 (38.82%) Java
5 1,341 (37.81%) Python
6 1,170 (32.99%) AWS
7 1,092 (30.79%) C#
8 949 (26.76%) .NET
9 878 (24.75%) Microservices
10 866 (24.41%) SQL
11 840 (23.68%) React
12 839 (23.65%) Finance
13 799 (22.53%) Docker
14 767 (21.62%) C++
15 702 (19.79%) TDD
16 699 (19.71%) Azure
17 633 (17.85%) Degree
18 619 (17.45%) DevOps
19 607 (17.11%) AngularJS
20 566 (15.96%) Kubernetes
21 542 (15.28%) Node.js
22 522 (14.72%) Web Services
23 510 (14.38%) Linux
24 464 (13.08%) Scrum
25 462 (13.03%) .NET Core
26 458 (12.91%) GCP
27 454 (12.80%) Computer Science
28 434 (12.24%) Git (software)
29 418 (11.78%) OO
30 413 (11.64%) Serverless

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
1 190 (5.36%) Elasticsearch
2 101 (2.85%) Apache
3 87 (2.45%) Apache Spark
4 77 (2.17%) Confluence
5 57 (1.61%) nginx
6 27 (0.76%) CMS
7 16 (0.45%) Tornado
8 13 (0.37%) Tomcat
9 9 (0.25%) Apache Solr
9 9 (0.25%) Umbraco
10 8 (0.23%) Headless CMS
10 8 (0.23%) SAS
11 7 (0.20%) JBoss
12 5 (0.14%) Cloud Foundry
12 5 (0.14%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.11%) Apache Pulsar
13 4 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.11%) SharePoint
14 3 (0.085%) Ethereum
14 3 (0.085%) Jupyter
Applications
1 15 (0.42%) Simulink
2 12 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.23%) AutoCAD
4 7 (0.20%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (0.11%) Adobe XD
5 4 (0.11%) InVision
5 4 (0.11%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.11%) Sketch
5 4 (0.11%) Zeplin
6 2 (0.056%) Quicktime
7 1 (0.028%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.028%) Figma
7 1 (0.028%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.028%) MODO
7 1 (0.028%) Revit
Business Applications
1 20 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.20%) R3 Corda
4 6 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
5 4 (0.11%) Shopify
5 4 (0.11%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 3 (0.085%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.056%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
7 2 (0.056%) Magento
8 1 (0.028%) MoSes
8 1 (0.028%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 1,170 (32.99%) AWS
2 699 (19.71%) Azure
3 458 (12.91%) GCP
4 413 (11.64%) Serverless
5 209 (5.89%) AWS Lambda
6 160 (4.51%) SaaS
7 139 (3.92%) Amazon EC2
8 112 (3.16%) Amazon S3
9 85 (2.40%) AWS CloudFormation
10 76 (2.14%) Cloud Computing
11 74 (2.09%) Amazon ECS
12 63 (1.78%) GitHub
13 30 (0.85%) Dynamics 365
14 29 (0.82%) Apigee
15 21 (0.59%) Amazon SQS
15 21 (0.59%) PaaS
16 19 (0.54%) BrowserStack
17 16 (0.45%) IaaS
18 15 (0.42%) npm
19 12 (0.34%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 42 (1.18%) TCP/IP
1 42 (1.18%) Wireless
2 39 (1.10%) Ethernet
3 37 (1.04%) Bluetooth
4 32 (0.90%) Internet
5 31 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
6 30 (0.85%) HTTP
7 16 (0.45%) Software-Defined Radio
8 15 (0.42%) RS-485
9 14 (0.39%) MQTT
10 12 (0.34%) ZigBee
11 8 (0.23%) Asterisk PBX
11 8 (0.23%) Modbus
11 8 (0.23%) Network Security
12 7 (0.20%) Firewall
13 6 (0.17%) RS-232
13 6 (0.17%) RS-422
13 6 (0.17%) Skype
13 6 (0.17%) SNMP
13 6 (0.17%) Tactical Data Link
Database & Business Intelligence
1 380 (10.71%) NoSQL
2 289 (8.15%) SQL Server
3 278 (7.84%) PostgreSQL
4 207 (5.84%) Big Data
5 202 (5.69%) MySQL
6 172 (4.85%) Relational Database
7 143 (4.03%) MongoDB
8 136 (3.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 105 (2.96%) Redis
10 51 (1.44%) Amazon Redshift
11 49 (1.38%) Hadoop
12 41 (1.16%) RDBMS
13 36 (1.01%) Amazon Aurora
14 31 (0.87%) Apache Ignite
15 26 (0.73%) BigQuery
16 25 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
17 22 (0.62%) Apache Cassandra
17 22 (0.62%) Oracle Database
18 21 (0.59%) Cosmos DB
19 20 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 434 (12.24%) Git (software)
2 270 (7.61%) Jenkins
3 200 (5.64%) GitLab
4 146 (4.12%) JIRA
5 110 (3.10%) Subversion
6 92 (2.59%) Mercurial
7 87 (2.45%) Visual Studio
8 80 (2.26%) Maven
9 52 (1.47%) JUnit
10 49 (1.38%) Selenium
10 49 (1.38%) webpack
11 44 (1.24%) Cucumber
12 43 (1.21%) Eclipse
13 42 (1.18%) Artifactory
14 34 (0.96%) CircleCI
15 32 (0.90%) Cypress.io
16 29 (0.82%) Rational DOORS
17 28 (0.79%) WebDriver
18 27 (0.76%) NUnit
19 23 (0.65%) TeamCity
General
1 839 (23.65%) Finance
2 246 (6.94%) Front Office
3 164 (4.62%) Electronics
4 149 (4.20%) Banking
5 139 (3.92%) Games
6 116 (3.27%) Retail
7 105 (2.96%) Marketing
8 97 (2.73%) Manufacturing
8 97 (2.73%) Public Sector
9 83 (2.34%) Telecoms
10 77 (2.17%) Law
11 64 (1.80%) Aerospace
12 48 (1.35%) Legal
13 38 (1.07%) Automotive
14 34 (0.96%) Publishing
15 29 (0.82%) Military
16 28 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
17 23 (0.65%) Private Banking
18 22 (0.62%) Investment Banking
19 17 (0.48%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 949 (26.76%) .NET
2 840 (23.68%) React
3 607 (17.11%) AngularJS
4 542 (15.28%) Node.js
5 522 (14.72%) Web Services
6 462 (13.03%) .NET Core
7 380 (10.71%) HTML
8 348 (9.81%) CSS
9 338 (9.53%) Vue.js
10 298 (8.40%) Kafka
11 281 (7.92%) .NET Framework
12 260 (7.33%) Spring
13 220 (6.20%) REST
14 217 (6.12%) RESTful
15 188 (5.30%) ASP.NET
16 185 (5.22%) React Native
17 176 (4.96%) Spring Boot
18 136 (3.83%) ASP.NET Web API
19 127 (3.58%) HTML5
20 126 (3.55%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 269 (7.58%) Greenfield Project
2 247 (6.96%) Algorithms
3 238 (6.71%) Hedge funds
4 192 (5.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 190 (5.36%) Derivative
6 185 (5.22%) Fixed Income
7 165 (4.65%) Data Structures
8 161 (4.54%) Analytical Skills
8 161 (4.54%) Equities
9 111 (3.13%) User Experience
10 109 (3.07%) Blog
11 83 (2.34%) Self-Motivation
12 64 (1.80%) Cloud Native
13 61 (1.72%) Mobile App
14 58 (1.64%) Embedded Systems
15 44 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
16 40 (1.13%) Device Driver
17 39 (1.10%) Management Information System
18 36 (1.01%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
19 31 (0.87%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 510 (14.38%) Linux
2 141 (3.98%) Windows
3 71 (2.00%) Android
4 62 (1.75%) Unix
5 48 (1.35%) Apple iOS
6 47 (1.33%) Embedded Linux
7 46 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 29 (0.82%) CentOS
9 10 (0.28%) VxWorks
10 8 (0.23%) FreeRTOS
11 6 (0.17%) Debian
12 5 (0.14%) Windows 10
13 4 (0.11%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.085%) Windows Server
15 2 (0.056%) Fedora
15 2 (0.056%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.056%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.028%) Nucleus RTOS
16 1 (0.028%) QNX Neutrino
16 1 (0.028%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,488 (98.34%) Software Engineering
2 1,800 (50.75%) Agile Software Development
3 878 (24.75%) Microservices
4 702 (19.79%) TDD
5 619 (17.45%) DevOps
6 464 (13.08%) Scrum
7 454 (12.80%) Computer Science
8 418 (11.78%) OO
9 386 (10.88%) Test Automation
10 378 (10.66%) Asset Management
11 314 (8.85%) Problem-Solving
12 309 (8.71%) Continuous Integration
13 304 (8.57%) Mentoring
14 286 (8.06%) Fintech
15 268 (7.56%) Unit Testing
16 265 (7.47%) Open Source
17 241 (6.79%) Mathematics
18 226 (6.37%) OOP
19 223 (6.29%) SDLC
20 217 (6.12%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 1,425 (40.17%) JavaScript
2 1,377 (38.82%) Java
3 1,341 (37.81%) Python
4 1,092 (30.79%) C#
5 866 (24.41%) SQL
6 767 (21.62%) C++
7 390 (11.00%) Go
8 378 (10.66%) TypeScript
9 365 (10.29%) C
10 200 (5.64%) Kotlin
11 175 (4.93%) Scala
12 145 (4.09%) Ruby
13 123 (3.47%) PHP
14 81 (2.28%) Embedded C
15 58 (1.64%) Java 8
16 49 (1.38%) Embedded C++
17 47 (1.33%) Bash Shell
18 42 (1.18%) VB.NET
19 41 (1.16%) ES6
19 41 (1.16%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 633 (17.85%) Degree
2 234 (6.60%) Computer Science Degree
3 216 (6.09%) Security Cleared
4 160 (4.51%) SC Cleared
5 90 (2.54%) Numerate Degree
6 34 (0.96%) PhD
7 31 (0.87%) Master's Degree
8 30 (0.85%) HNC
9 25 (0.70%) HND
10 24 (0.68%) DV Cleared
11 12 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
12 8 (0.23%) DBS Check
12 8 (0.23%) ISTQB
13 7 (0.20%) OSCE
13 7 (0.20%) OSCP
14 6 (0.17%) AWS Certification
14 6 (0.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 4 (0.11%) ISEB
16 3 (0.085%) BC Cleared
17 2 (0.056%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 138 (3.89%) QA
2 17 (0.48%) GDPR
3 16 (0.45%) MISRA
4 12 (0.34%) ISO 26262
5 10 (0.28%) ISO 9001
6 9 (0.25%) MISRA C
7 8 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (0.23%) PCI DSS
8 7 (0.20%) IEC 61508
8 7 (0.20%) NIST
9 6 (0.17%) Def Stans
10 5 (0.14%) IEC 62304
11 4 (0.11%) SLA
12 3 (0.085%) Data Quality
12 3 (0.085%) PMO
13 2 (0.056%) ARP4754
13 2 (0.056%) DO-254
14 1 (0.028%) 21 CFR Part 11
14 1 (0.028%) GxP
System Software
1 799 (22.53%) Docker
2 31 (0.87%) Firmware
3 9 (0.25%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.11%) HDFS
4 4 (0.11%) Kamailio
4 4 (0.11%) OpenSIPS
4 4 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.028%) GlusterFS
5 1 (0.028%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.028%) iptables
5 1 (0.028%) KVM
5 1 (0.028%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 566 (15.96%) Kubernetes
2 170 (4.79%) Terraform
3 119 (3.35%) Ansible
4 19 (0.54%) Prometheus
5 18 (0.51%) Puppet
6 14 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (0.31%) Grafana
8 8 (0.23%) Kibana
9 7 (0.20%) Consul
9 7 (0.20%) linkerd
10 6 (0.17%) Istio
10 6 (0.17%) Rancher
10 6 (0.17%) SELinux
11 3 (0.085%) Graphite
11 3 (0.085%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.085%) Zipkin
12 2 (0.056%) HP Fortify
12 2 (0.056%) ITRS Geneos
12 2 (0.056%) vRealize
13 1 (0.028%) logstash
Vendors
1 227 (6.40%) Microsoft
2 159 (4.48%) Google
3 151 (4.26%) Oracle
4 61 (1.72%) SAP
5 40 (1.13%) Red Hat
6 28 (0.79%) Atlassian
6 28 (0.79%) Sybase
7 19 (0.54%) IBM
7 19 (0.54%) PagerDuty
7 19 (0.54%) Xamarin
8 16 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
8 16 (0.45%) Twitter
9 9 (0.25%) Siebel
10 8 (0.23%) Samsung
10 8 (0.23%) Xceptor
11 7 (0.20%) Apple
11 7 (0.20%) Facebook
12 6 (0.17%) Adobe
12 6 (0.17%) Perforce
12 6 (0.17%) Sun