Period
to 29 September 2020

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 29 September 2020.

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
29 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 48 62 79
Rank change year-on-year +14 +17 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 2,317 5,526 5,833
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 5.20% 4.32% 3.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.49% 4.51% 3.94%
Number of salaries quoted 2,260 4,251 4,920
Median annual salary £57,500 £52,925 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.64% +5.85% +5.26%
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £115,000 £90,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £51,323 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.16% +2.65% +6.38%

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 42,211 122,419 148,191
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 95.76% 96.08%
Number of salaries quoted 34,908 98,353 120,391
Median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +2.04%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 29 September 2020.

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 29 September 2020. 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 +39 928 £80,000 +14.29% 256
North of England +22 492 £50,000 +2.04% 114
South East -3 417 £52,500 +5.00% 150
Yorkshire +79 259 £52,500 +5.00% 39
South West -11 209 £47,500 +5.56% 77
North West -11 177 £52,500 +10.53% 62
Midlands +24 156 £47,500 +5.56% 69
East of England +10 112 £55,000 +10.00% 82
West Midlands +6 84 £50,000 - 43
East Midlands +46 72 £47,500 +10.47% 26
North East +9 56 £42,500 -2.30% 13
Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 29 September 2020, 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 2,263 (97.67%) Software Engineering
2 1,000 (43.16%) Agile Software Development
3 914 (39.45%) JavaScript
4 910 (39.27%) Java
5 875 (37.76%) Python
6 744 (32.11%) C#
7 670 (28.92%) AWS
8 608 (26.24%) SQL
9 605 (26.11%) .NET
10 558 (24.08%) Finance
11 521 (22.49%) AngularJS
12 498 (21.49%) C++
13 481 (20.76%) React
14 449 (19.38%) Microservices
15 445 (19.21%) Degree
16 413 (17.82%) Web Services
17 402 (17.35%) Docker
18 389 (16.79%) DevOps
19 387 (16.70%) TDD
20 362 (15.62%) Azure
21 345 (14.89%) Node.js
22 334 (14.42%) Computer Science
23 325 (14.03%) Linux
24 317 (13.68%) Git (software)
25 305 (13.16%) HTML
26 303 (13.08%) Asset Management
27 302 (13.03%) CSS
28 292 (12.60%) C
29 286 (12.34%) OO
30 285 (12.30%) Vue.js

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 77 (3.32%) Elasticsearch
2 54 (2.33%) Confluence
3 39 (1.68%) Apache
4 22 (0.95%) Apache Spark
5 21 (0.91%) nginx
6 13 (0.56%) CMS
7 8 (0.35%) Tomcat
8 7 (0.30%) SAS
9 3 (0.13%) GeoServer
9 3 (0.13%) IIS
9 3 (0.13%) Tornado
9 3 (0.13%) WordPress
10 2 (0.086%) CICS
10 2 (0.086%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.086%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.043%) Drupal
11 1 (0.043%) JBoss
11 1 (0.043%) Resin
11 1 (0.043%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.043%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (0.26%) Simulink
2 5 (0.22%) TargetLink
3 2 (0.086%) Windchill
4 1 (0.043%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.043%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.043%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.043%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.043%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 28 (1.21%) Distributed Ledger
2 26 (1.12%) R3 Corda
3 9 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.26%) NetSuite
5 4 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.043%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 670 (28.92%) AWS
2 362 (15.62%) Azure
3 164 (7.08%) Serverless
4 149 (6.43%) GCP
5 120 (5.18%) AWS Lambda
6 93 (4.01%) Amazon EC2
6 93 (4.01%) Amazon S3
7 50 (2.16%) SaaS
8 36 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
9 32 (1.38%) OpenShift
10 31 (1.34%) Amazon ECS
11 28 (1.21%) npm
12 27 (1.17%) GitHub
13 21 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
14 15 (0.65%) Apigee
15 13 (0.56%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 12 (0.52%) Amazon EKS
16 12 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
16 12 (0.52%) PaaS
17 9 (0.39%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (1.90%) TCP/IP
2 26 (1.12%) Skype
3 24 (1.04%) Ethernet
4 22 (0.95%) HTTP
4 22 (0.95%) RS-232
5 21 (0.91%) RS-485
6 20 (0.86%) Wireless
7 19 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
8 17 (0.73%) Internet
9 16 (0.69%) Network Security
10 11 (0.47%) H.323
11 10 (0.43%) MQTT
12 9 (0.39%) Bluetooth
12 9 (0.39%) Modbus
12 9 (0.39%) SSL
12 9 (0.39%) Unified Communications
13 8 (0.35%) 4G
13 8 (0.35%) SNMP
14 6 (0.26%) 5G
14 6 (0.26%) FlexRay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 212 (9.15%) NoSQL
2 178 (7.68%) SQL Server
3 122 (5.27%) MySQL
4 117 (5.05%) PostgreSQL
5 111 (4.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 94 (4.06%) Big Data
7 93 (4.01%) MongoDB
8 65 (2.81%) Redis
8 65 (2.81%) Relational Database
9 37 (1.60%) Hadoop
10 36 (1.55%) Blockchain
11 17 (0.73%) Amazon Redshift
12 15 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
13 14 (0.60%) Data Mining
14 10 (0.43%) SQL Server 2017
14 10 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 9 (0.39%) Apache Ignite
15 9 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 8 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 7 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 317 (13.68%) Git (software)
2 184 (7.94%) Jenkins
3 116 (5.01%) JIRA
4 94 (4.06%) Subversion
5 72 (3.11%) JUnit
6 64 (2.76%) Visual Studio
7 61 (2.63%) Maven
8 56 (2.42%) Mercurial
9 45 (1.94%) Selenium
10 36 (1.55%) GitLab
11 35 (1.51%) Cucumber
12 32 (1.38%) Mocha
13 30 (1.29%) WebDriver
14 26 (1.12%) Eclipse
14 26 (1.12%) webpack
15 24 (1.04%) NUnit
15 24 (1.04%) SoapUI
16 23 (0.99%) Artifactory
17 17 (0.73%) Grunt
17 17 (0.73%) TeamCity
General
1 558 (24.08%) Finance
2 267 (11.52%) Front Office
3 126 (5.44%) Banking
4 85 (3.67%) Electronics
5 74 (3.19%) Investment Banking
6 63 (2.72%) Manufacturing
7 54 (2.33%) Law
8 53 (2.29%) Telecoms
9 40 (1.73%) Retail
10 38 (1.64%) Games
11 36 (1.55%) Marketing
12 35 (1.51%) Automotive
13 33 (1.42%) Public Sector
14 32 (1.38%) Aerospace
15 21 (0.91%) Publishing
16 18 (0.78%) Advertising
17 12 (0.52%) Back Office
17 12 (0.52%) Military
18 9 (0.39%) Private Banking
19 5 (0.22%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 605 (26.11%) .NET
2 521 (22.49%) AngularJS
3 481 (20.76%) React
4 413 (17.82%) Web Services
5 345 (14.89%) Node.js
6 305 (13.16%) HTML
7 302 (13.03%) CSS
8 285 (12.30%) Vue.js
9 244 (10.53%) .NET Core
10 182 (7.85%) ASP.NET
11 161 (6.95%) RESTful
12 151 (6.52%) REST
13 135 (5.83%) .NET Framework
14 123 (5.31%) HTML5
15 111 (4.79%) Spring
16 94 (4.06%) Kafka
17 90 (3.88%) CSS3
18 85 (3.67%) RabbitMQ
18 85 (3.67%) WPF
19 83 (3.58%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 269 (11.61%) Hedge funds
2 249 (10.75%) Derivative
3 247 (10.66%) Fixed Income
4 238 (10.27%) Algorithms
5 204 (8.80%) Greenfield Project
6 197 (8.50%) Equities
7 186 (8.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 141 (6.09%) Data Structures
9 105 (4.53%) Analytical Skills
10 71 (3.06%) Mobile App
11 63 (2.72%) User Experience
12 62 (2.68%) Embedded Systems
13 32 (1.38%) Credit Derivative
14 26 (1.12%) Device Driver
14 26 (1.12%) Self-Motivation
15 22 (0.95%) Cloud Native
16 20 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
17 19 (0.82%) Management Information System
18 18 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
19 17 (0.73%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 325 (14.03%) Linux
2 164 (7.08%) Windows
3 76 (3.28%) Apple iOS
4 70 (3.02%) Android
5 49 (2.11%) Unix
6 25 (1.08%) Embedded Linux
7 22 (0.95%) CentOS
8 17 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (0.47%) VxWorks
10 6 (0.26%) Robot Operating System
11 5 (0.22%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.17%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.17%) Nucleus RTOS
13 3 (0.13%) Amazon Linux
13 3 (0.13%) Fedora
13 3 (0.13%) FreeRTOS
13 3 (0.13%) SafeRTOS
13 3 (0.13%) Windows 10
14 2 (0.086%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.086%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,263 (97.67%) Software Engineering
2 1,000 (43.16%) Agile Software Development
3 449 (19.38%) Microservices
4 389 (16.79%) DevOps
5 387 (16.70%) TDD
6 334 (14.42%) Computer Science
7 303 (13.08%) Asset Management
8 286 (12.34%) OO
9 280 (12.08%) Test Automation
10 252 (10.88%) Scrum
11 237 (10.23%) Fintech
12 206 (8.89%) Investment Management
12 206 (8.89%) Mathematics
13 198 (8.55%) Continuous Integration
14 185 (7.98%) Unit Testing
15 181 (7.81%) Problem-Solving
16 178 (7.68%) Artificial Intelligence
17 166 (7.16%) SDLC
18 162 (6.99%) Machine Learning
19 153 (6.60%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 914 (39.45%) JavaScript
2 910 (39.27%) Java
3 875 (37.76%) Python
4 744 (32.11%) C#
5 608 (26.24%) SQL
6 498 (21.49%) C++
7 292 (12.60%) C
8 190 (8.20%) TypeScript
9 148 (6.39%) Kotlin
10 145 (6.26%) Go
11 96 (4.14%) PHP
12 77 (3.32%) Scala
13 75 (3.24%) Embedded C
14 55 (2.37%) Ruby
15 43 (1.86%) T-SQL
16 33 (1.42%) MATLAB
16 33 (1.42%) R
17 30 (1.29%) Embedded C++
18 24 (1.04%) Java 8
19 23 (0.99%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 445 (19.21%) Degree
2 168 (7.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 100 (4.32%) Security Cleared
4 59 (2.55%) DV Cleared
5 46 (1.99%) PhD
6 38 (1.64%) SC Cleared
7 32 (1.38%) Numerate Degree
8 17 (0.73%) Master's Degree
9 5 (0.22%) HND
9 5 (0.22%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.17%) HNC
11 3 (0.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.086%) AWS Certification
12 2 (0.086%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.086%) BPSS Clearance
13 1 (0.043%) Chartered Engineer
13 1 (0.043%) DBS Check
13 1 (0.043%) ISEB
13 1 (0.043%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.043%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (4.75%) QA
2 11 (0.47%) MISRA
3 9 (0.39%) ISO 26262
4 8 (0.35%) MISRA C
5 7 (0.30%) GDPR
6 6 (0.26%) IEC 61508
7 5 (0.22%) DO-178B
8 4 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.13%) EMIR
9 3 (0.13%) MiFID
10 2 (0.086%) Def Stans
11 1 (0.043%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.043%) IEC 62304
11 1 (0.043%) ISO 13485
11 1 (0.043%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.043%) PMO
System Software
1 402 (17.35%) Docker
2 41 (1.77%) Firmware
3 12 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.47%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.26%) HDFS
5 6 (0.26%) KVM
5 6 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (0.13%) vSphere
8 2 (0.086%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.086%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.086%) iptables
9 1 (0.043%) Active Directory
9 1 (0.043%) Varnish
9 1 (0.043%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 254 (10.96%) Kubernetes
2 63 (2.72%) Ansible
3 57 (2.46%) Terraform
4 11 (0.47%) Puppet
5 5 (0.22%) Kibana
6 4 (0.17%) Prometheus
7 3 (0.13%) Grafana
7 3 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.13%) SELinux
8 2 (0.086%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.043%) MIIS
9 1 (0.043%) Nagios
9 1 (0.043%) SCCM
9 1 (0.043%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.043%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.043%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 94 (4.06%) Google
2 89 (3.84%) Microsoft
3 66 (2.85%) Oracle
4 25 (1.08%) Red Hat
5 20 (0.86%) VMware
6 19 (0.82%) Autodesk
7 13 (0.56%) SAP
8 11 (0.47%) Atlassian
9 10 (0.43%) Intel
9 10 (0.43%) Xamarin
10 9 (0.39%) Apple
11 7 (0.30%) Salesforce.com
12 6 (0.26%) Cloudera
12 6 (0.26%) Plumtree
13 5 (0.22%) NVIDIA
13 5 (0.22%) QNX
13 5 (0.22%) Splunk
14 4 (0.17%) Facebook
14 4 (0.17%) IBM
14 4 (0.17%) Talend