The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 139 114
Rank change year-on-year +41 -25  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 2634 2276 2703
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 3.15% 2.46% 2.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.29% 2.55% 2.72%
Number of salaries quoted 2204 2072 2363
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,750 £28,250 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
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 80180 89188 99201
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 95.96% 96.52% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 270000 337980 379014
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 28 June 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 +46 832 £60,000 +4.34% 101
North of England +61 464 £45,000 +12.50% 74
South East -28 445 £45,000 +5.88% 68
East of England +22 375 £42,500 -3.40% 62
South West +29 365 £39,000 -8.23% 56
Yorkshire +48 218 £45,000 +12.50% 29
North West +35 217 £47,500 +18.75% 38
Midlands -6 166 £40,000 +6.66% 24
West Midlands +10 101 £40,000 +6.66% 16
East Midlands -11 70 £35,000 - 8
North East +13 29 £35,000 +0.71% 7
Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 4942 (98.27%) Software Engineering
2 2285 (45.44%) Java
3 2199 (43.73%) C++
4 2006 (39.89%) Agile Software Development
5 1837 (36.53%) C#
6 1472 (29.27%) JavaScript
7 1382 (27.48%) Degree
8 1298 (25.81%) C
9 1272 (25.29%) Linux
10 1242 (24.70%) .NET
11 1205 (23.96%) SQL
12 1131 (22.49%) Python
13 1088 (21.63%) OO
14 1033 (20.54%) HTML
15 991 (19.71%) Computer Science
16 916 (18.21%) TDD
17 789 (15.69%) Scrum
18 763 (15.17%) Windows
19 727 (14.46%) CSS
20 693 (13.78%) Finance
21 671 (13.34%) SQL Server
22 629 (12.51%) Git (software)
22 629 (12.51%) Continuous Integration
23 587 (11.67%) AngularJS
24 580 (11.53%) MVC
25 552 (10.98%) ASP.NET
26 525 (10.44%) Test Automation
27 520 (10.34%) Web Services
28 480 (9.54%) Microsoft
29 460 (9.15%) Amazon AWS

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
1 182 (3.62%) Elasticsearch
2 171 (3.40%) Apache
2 171 (3.40%) Apache Spark
3 138 (2.74%) Tomcat
4 74 (1.47%) JBoss
5 70 (1.39%) Confluence
6 65 (1.29%) IIS
7 61 (1.21%) WebLogic
8 54 (1.07%) WebSphere
9 39 (0.78%) SharePoint
10 32 (0.64%) OpenStack
11 31 (0.62%) Apache Solr
12 29 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 26 (0.52%) SAS
14 24 (0.48%) nginx
15 20 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
15 20 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
16 18 (0.36%) Apache Pig
17 16 (0.32%) Apache Airflow
17 16 (0.32%) Mule
Applications
1 38 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (0.50%) Simulink
3 21 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
4 15 (0.30%) Photoshop
5 10 (0.20%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.099%) Stateflow
7 3 (0.060%) SOLIDWORKS
8 2 (0.040%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.040%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.020%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.020%) SPSS
9 1 (0.020%) Stata
Business Applications
1 50 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (0.20%) Infor M3
3 4 (0.080%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.080%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.060%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.060%) Magento
4 3 (0.060%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.060%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (0.060%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.040%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.040%) Odoo
5 2 (0.040%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.040%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.040%) Sage 200
5 2 (0.040%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.020%) BASE24
6 1 (0.020%) Fredhopper
6 1 (0.020%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.020%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 460 (9.15%) Amazon AWS
2 249 (4.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 133 (2.64%) SaaS
4 111 (2.21%) GitHub
5 75 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
6 57 (1.13%) Google Cloud Platform
7 40 (0.80%) Amazon Kinesis
8 39 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
9 31 (0.62%) Office 365
10 29 (0.58%) PaaS
11 27 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
12 26 (0.52%) Amazon S3
13 15 (0.30%) Amazon SQS
13 15 (0.30%) Heroku
14 14 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
14 14 (0.28%) iTunes
15 13 (0.26%) IaaS
16 11 (0.22%) Force.com
16 11 (0.22%) OpenShift
17 10 (0.20%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 194 (3.86%) TCP/IP
2 154 (3.06%) Wireless
3 150 (2.98%) Ethernet
4 121 (2.41%) HTTP
5 101 (2.01%) Bluetooth
6 82 (1.63%) Internet
7 62 (1.23%) RS-232
8 54 (1.07%) RS-485
9 52 (1.03%) GSM
9 52 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
10 47 (0.93%) ZigBee
11 39 (0.78%) InfiniBand
12 27 (0.54%) GPRS
13 23 (0.46%) Firewall
14 22 (0.44%) DNS
15 21 (0.42%) UMTS
16 19 (0.38%) LTE
16 19 (0.38%) Network Security
16 19 (0.38%) RS-422
17 16 (0.32%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 671 (13.34%) SQL Server
2 402 (7.99%) NoSQL
3 357 (7.10%) MySQL
4 333 (6.62%) MongoDB
5 271 (5.39%) Big Data
6 228 (4.53%) Relational Database
7 183 (3.64%) Hadoop
8 162 (3.22%) PostgreSQL
9 138 (2.74%) Apache Cassandra
10 75 (1.49%) RDBMS
11 65 (1.29%) Apache Hive
12 46 (0.91%) Redis
13 44 (0.87%) Blockchain
13 44 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 41 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 40 (0.80%) Oracle Database
16 33 (0.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 31 (0.62%) MariaDB
18 30 (0.60%) Amazon Redshift
19 27 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 629 (12.51%) Git (software)
2 410 (8.15%) Visual Studio
3 370 (7.36%) Subversion
4 271 (5.39%) Jenkins
5 232 (4.61%) JIRA
6 182 (3.62%) Team Foundation Server
7 175 (3.48%) Maven
8 171 (3.40%) JUnit
9 142 (2.82%) Eclipse
10 128 (2.55%) TeamCity
11 126 (2.51%) NUnit
12 123 (2.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 115 (2.29%) Mercurial
14 100 (1.99%) Selenium
15 79 (1.57%) Android Studio
15 79 (1.57%) Ant
16 76 (1.51%) Bitbucket
17 57 (1.13%) Gradle
18 56 (1.11%) MSTest
19 54 (1.07%) LabVIEW
General
1 693 (13.78%) Finance
2 381 (7.58%) Electronics
3 282 (5.61%) Banking
4 227 (4.51%) Retail
5 195 (3.88%) Games
6 182 (3.62%) Telecoms
7 156 (3.10%) Marketing
8 143 (2.84%) Investment Banking
8 143 (2.84%) Manufacturing
9 101 (2.01%) Automotive
9 101 (2.01%) Retail Banking
10 72 (1.43%) Front Office
11 70 (1.39%) Aerospace
12 54 (1.07%) Financial Institution
13 52 (1.03%) Advertising
14 47 (0.93%) Legal
15 35 (0.70%) Military
16 29 (0.58%) Multimedia
17 27 (0.54%) Back Office
17 27 (0.54%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1242 (24.70%) .NET
2 1033 (20.54%) HTML
3 727 (14.46%) CSS
4 587 (11.67%) AngularJS
5 552 (10.98%) ASP.NET
6 520 (10.34%) Web Services
7 420 (8.35%) Spring
8 409 (8.13%) XML
9 396 (7.87%) Node.js
10 365 (7.26%) REST
11 361 (7.18%) HTML5
12 342 (6.80%) RESTful
13 339 (6.74%) jQuery
14 283 (5.63%) React
15 279 (5.55%) .NET Framework
16 264 (5.25%) WCF
17 263 (5.23%) SOAP
18 260 (5.17%) WPF
19 242 (4.81%) ASP.NET MVC
20 236 (4.69%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 991 (19.71%) Computer Science
2 407 (8.09%) Algorithms
3 326 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
4 305 (6.06%) Greenfield Project
5 221 (4.39%) Embedded Systems
6 191 (3.80%) Data Structures
6 191 (3.80%) User Experience
7 155 (3.08%) Fintech
7 155 (3.08%) Mobile App
8 124 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
9 93 (1.85%) Device Driver
10 67 (1.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 56 (1.11%) Derivative
12 50 (0.99%) Equity Derivative
13 45 (0.89%) Client/Server
14 43 (0.86%) Linux Command Line
15 42 (0.84%) 3D Graphics
16 41 (0.82%) Home Automation
17 37 (0.74%) Wiki
18 35 (0.70%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1272 (25.29%) Linux
2 763 (15.17%) Windows
3 306 (6.08%) Android
4 285 (5.67%) Unix
5 177 (3.52%) Apple iOS
6 153 (3.04%) Embedded Linux
7 63 (1.25%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 48 (0.95%) Windows Server
9 45 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 37 (0.74%) CentOS
11 34 (0.68%) Mac OS X
12 25 (0.50%) Windows 7
13 24 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
13 24 (0.48%) Windows XP
14 19 (0.38%) Mac OS
15 18 (0.36%) Windows 10
16 16 (0.32%) AIX
17 15 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
18 13 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
19 11 (0.22%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 4942 (98.27%) Software Engineering
2 2006 (39.89%) Agile Software Development
3 1088 (21.63%) OO
4 916 (18.21%) TDD
5 789 (15.69%) Scrum
6 629 (12.51%) Continuous Integration
7 580 (11.53%) MVC
8 525 (10.44%) Test Automation
9 434 (8.63%) Mathematics
10 418 (8.31%) SDLC
11 417 (8.29%) Open Source
12 398 (7.91%) Unit Testing
13 380 (7.56%) Multithreading
14 376 (7.48%) DevOps
15 364 (7.24%) Microservices
16 336 (6.68%) OOP
17 320 (6.36%) BDD
18 293 (5.83%) OOD
19 284 (5.65%) UML
20 261 (5.19%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2285 (45.44%) Java
2 2199 (43.73%) C++
3 1837 (36.53%) C#
4 1472 (29.27%) JavaScript
5 1298 (25.81%) C
6 1205 (23.96%) SQL
7 1131 (22.49%) Python
8 344 (6.84%) Embedded C
9 278 (5.53%) PHP
10 267 (5.31%) Scala
11 241 (4.79%) Embedded C++
12 195 (3.88%) Ruby
13 162 (3.22%) T-SQL
14 160 (3.18%) Perl
15 147 (2.92%) MATLAB
16 138 (2.74%) Go
17 106 (2.11%) PL/SQL
18 99 (1.97%) Bash Shell
19 79 (1.57%) VB.NET
20 77 (1.53%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1382 (27.48%) Degree
2 433 (8.61%) Computer Science Degree
3 334 (6.64%) Security Cleared
4 194 (3.86%) PhD
5 118 (2.35%) SC Cleared
6 95 (1.89%) DV Cleared
7 76 (1.51%) Numerate Degree
8 33 (0.66%) Master's Degree
9 30 (0.60%) HND
9 30 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
10 19 (0.38%) MCP
11 16 (0.32%) Chartered Engineer
12 14 (0.28%) PMI Certification
12 14 (0.28%) Postgraduate
13 9 (0.18%) MCSD
14 4 (0.080%) Sun Certification
15 3 (0.060%) BPSS Clearance
16 2 (0.040%) CISSP
16 2 (0.040%) ISTQB
16 2 (0.040%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 179 (3.56%) QA
2 37 (0.74%) ISO 9001
3 25 (0.50%) MISRA
4 23 (0.46%) PCI DSS
5 18 (0.36%) ISO 26262
6 17 (0.34%) Def Stans
7 15 (0.30%) Data Quality
8 13 (0.26%) IEC 61508
9 12 (0.24%) DO-178B
9 12 (0.24%) JTAG
9 12 (0.24%) SEPA
10 11 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 11 (0.22%) MISRA C
11 10 (0.20%) DO-254
11 10 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 9 (0.18%) MiFID
13 4 (0.080%) IEC 62304
14 3 (0.060%) IEC 61131
15 2 (0.040%) ISO 13485
15 2 (0.040%) WCAG
System Software
1 250 (4.97%) Docker
2 191 (3.80%) Firmware
3 23 (0.46%) Active Directory
4 22 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 19 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (0.22%) KVM
7 8 (0.16%) HDFS
8 6 (0.12%) Hyper-V
8 6 (0.12%) VirtualBox
8 6 (0.12%) vSphere
9 5 (0.099%) Apache Flume
9 5 (0.099%) LXC
10 3 (0.060%) NFS
10 3 (0.060%) Snort
11 2 (0.040%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.040%) Xen
12 1 (0.020%) Cronacle
12 1 (0.020%) Tivoli Directory Server
12 1 (0.020%) Varnish
12 1 (0.020%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 114 (2.27%) Puppet
2 110 (2.19%) Ansible
3 94 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
4 64 (1.27%) Kubernetes
5 41 (0.82%) Kibana
6 21 (0.42%) Terraform
7 13 (0.26%) Nagios
8 12 (0.24%) Opsview
8 12 (0.24%) Salt
9 9 (0.18%) Packer
10 7 (0.14%) CloudHub
11 6 (0.12%) logstash
12 3 (0.060%) Mesos
13 2 (0.040%) Docker Swarm
13 2 (0.040%) Graphite
13 2 (0.040%) HAProxy
13 2 (0.040%) rkt
13 2 (0.040%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 2 (0.040%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 2 (0.040%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 480 (9.54%) Microsoft
2 353 (7.02%) Oracle
3 137 (2.72%) Google
4 56 (1.11%) SAP
5 54 (1.07%) Red Hat
6 47 (0.93%) VMware
7 38 (0.76%) IBM
7 38 (0.76%) Zend
8 37 (0.74%) Freescale
9 35 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
10 29 (0.58%) Sun
11 28 (0.56%) Atlassian
11 28 (0.56%) Splunk
12 26 (0.52%) Xamarin
13 23 (0.46%) Adobe
14 20 (0.40%) Twitter
15 16 (0.32%) Apple
15 16 (0.32%) DevExpress
16 13 (0.26%) Atmel
16 13 (0.26%) Facebook
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Training
Posted: 9 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Kent
ISL
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
ISL
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bristol Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 40000 per year
Posted: 11 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum Pension + Profit Share + Flexi + Ext
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus, Health, Dental+much more
Posted: 11 hours ago
South East London
Ease IT
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Central London / West End
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 45k per year
Posted: 4 hours ago
Dartford, Kent
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Up to 60K + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bristol Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 55000 per year
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bristol Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 50000 per year
Posted: 12 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Synergize Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £52,000 per annum DOE + Great corporate benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £48000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £80,000 to £95,000 per annum Bonus, Pension, Healthcare, Life Cov
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £41000 - £66000 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: 2 hours ago
West London
OpenBet Technology
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £55,000 per annum Stock Options + More
Posted: 10 hours ago
South West London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000-60,000
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £90000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Revolution Technology
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum Bonus and benefits package
Posted: 13 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £4000 - £40000 per annum + Pension + Bonus + Healthcare
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric
Salary: Unspecified highly flexible depending on experience
Posted: 12 hours ago
Burgess Hill, West Sussex
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 4 hours ago