Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 121 125
Rank change year-on-year +43 +4 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 6255 4716 5265
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 3.71% 2.67% 2.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.88% 2.77% 2.65%
Number of salaries quoted 4893 4168 4552
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,750 £26,775
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £49,019 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.93% - +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 161257 170357 198528
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.71% 96.50% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 130412 143799 166492
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 +73 2149 £60,000 +8.11% 126
South East +15 1298 £45,000 - 111
East of England +28 995 £50,000 +16.28% 103
North of England +2 753 £47,500 +18.75% 95
South West +16 678 £42,500 -5.56% 54
North West +32 429 £45,000 +8.43% 44
Midlands +44 403 £40,000 +6.67% 33
Yorkshire -3 296 £50,000 +20.48% 42
West Midlands +21 221 £41,250 +14.58% 23
East Midlands +30 194 £32,500 -9.72% 10
North East -39 28 £40,000 +17.65% 9
Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 6153 (98.37%) Software Engineering
2 2748 (43.93%) Java
3 2696 (43.10%) Agile Software Development
4 2428 (38.82%) C++
5 2178 (34.82%) C#
6 1833 (29.30%) Degree
7 1696 (27.11%) JavaScript
8 1565 (25.02%) Linux
9 1494 (23.88%) Computer Science
10 1401 (22.40%) SQL
11 1367 (21.85%) C
12 1332 (21.29%) Python
13 1319 (21.09%) .NET
14 1301 (20.80%) OO
15 1148 (18.35%) Finance
16 1124 (17.97%) TDD
17 1068 (17.07%) HTML
18 1009 (16.13%) Scrum
19 967 (15.46%) Windows
20 880 (14.07%) CSS
21 834 (13.33%) AngularJS
22 717 (11.46%) Git (software)
23 707 (11.30%) Multithreading
24 695 (11.11%) SQL Server
25 664 (10.62%) Mathematics
26 645 (10.31%) SDLC
27 638 (10.20%) Spring
28 613 (9.80%) Banking
29 612 (9.78%) MVC
30 605 (9.67%) Web Services

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
1 194 (3.10%) Elasticsearch
2 168 (2.69%) Tomcat
3 149 (2.38%) Apache Spark
4 112 (1.79%) Apache
5 68 (1.09%) Confluence
6 47 (0.75%) JBoss
7 46 (0.74%) IIS
8 45 (0.72%) SAS
9 43 (0.69%) WebLogic
10 41 (0.66%) Apache Solr
11 40 (0.64%) WebSphere
12 36 (0.58%) OpenStack
13 26 (0.42%) CMS
14 25 (0.40%) Apache Pig
15 24 (0.38%) Jetty
16 23 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
17 21 (0.34%) GlassFish
17 21 (0.34%) Mule
17 21 (0.34%) SharePoint
18 20 (0.32%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 53 (0.85%) Simulink
2 20 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (0.26%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (0.13%) Photoshop
5 7 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
5 7 (0.11%) Stateflow
6 5 (0.080%) EPLAN
7 4 (0.064%) Doxygen
7 4 (0.064%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.032%) HipChat
9 1 (0.016%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.016%) Stata
Business Applications
1 8 (0.13%) LabWindows
2 3 (0.048%) Magento
2 3 (0.048%) Markit EDM
2 3 (0.048%) R3 Corda
2 3 (0.048%) thinkFolio
3 2 (0.032%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 2 (0.032%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.032%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.032%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.016%) BASE24
4 1 (0.016%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.016%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.016%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.016%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.016%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 550 (8.79%) Amazon AWS
2 330 (5.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 170 (2.72%) GitHub
4 118 (1.89%) SaaS
5 83 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
6 64 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
7 45 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
8 32 (0.51%) Serverless
9 31 (0.50%) OpenShift
10 27 (0.43%) npm
11 26 (0.42%) Amazon S3
12 25 (0.40%) Amazon Kinesis
12 25 (0.40%) PaaS
13 23 (0.37%) AWS Lambda
13 23 (0.37%) IaaS
14 22 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
15 17 (0.27%) Office 365
16 15 (0.24%) Heroku
17 13 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 12 (0.19%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 177 (2.83%) TCP/IP
2 156 (2.49%) Wireless
3 113 (1.81%) HTTP
4 99 (1.58%) Internet
5 67 (1.07%) Ethernet
6 57 (0.91%) Bluetooth
7 41 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
8 37 (0.59%) InfiniBand
9 36 (0.58%) GSM
10 34 (0.54%) LTE
11 33 (0.53%) RTP
12 32 (0.51%) UMTS
13 31 (0.50%) ATM
14 29 (0.46%) SSL
15 28 (0.45%) Wireshark
16 26 (0.42%) Firewall
17 24 (0.38%) Asterisk PBX
17 24 (0.38%) PBX
17 24 (0.38%) RANAP
17 24 (0.38%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 695 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 403 (6.44%) NoSQL
3 354 (5.66%) Big Data
4 353 (5.64%) MongoDB
5 330 (5.28%) MySQL
6 317 (5.07%) Relational Database
7 290 (4.64%) Hadoop
8 240 (3.84%) Apache Cassandra
9 224 (3.58%) PostgreSQL
10 174 (2.78%) RDBMS
11 100 (1.60%) Oracle Database
12 73 (1.17%) Oracle Database 11g
13 72 (1.15%) Redis
14 66 (1.06%) Apache Hive
15 52 (0.83%) Oracle Database 10g
16 50 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
17 41 (0.66%) Hazelcast
18 39 (0.62%) Neo4j
19 36 (0.58%) Blockchain
20 31 (0.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 717 (11.46%) Git (software)
2 367 (5.87%) Visual Studio
3 349 (5.58%) Jenkins
4 348 (5.56%) Subversion
5 293 (4.68%) JIRA
6 237 (3.79%) Maven
7 203 (3.25%) JUnit
8 145 (2.32%) NUnit
9 139 (2.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 128 (2.05%) Cucumber
11 108 (1.73%) Eclipse
12 106 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
13 104 (1.66%) TeamCity
14 99 (1.58%) Selenium
15 89 (1.42%) Gradle
16 82 (1.31%) Mercurial
17 66 (1.06%) Bitbucket
18 56 (0.90%) Hudson
19 55 (0.88%) Moq
20 54 (0.86%) Ant
General
1 1148 (18.35%) Finance
2 613 (9.80%) Banking
3 459 (7.34%) Investment Banking
4 424 (6.78%) Retail Banking
5 364 (5.82%) Electronics
6 302 (4.83%) Front Office
7 230 (3.68%) Telecoms
8 207 (3.31%) Games
9 188 (3.01%) Retail
10 127 (2.03%) Marketing
11 123 (1.97%) Manufacturing
12 106 (1.69%) Automotive
13 76 (1.22%) Financial Institution
14 65 (1.04%) Aerospace
15 55 (0.88%) Advertising
16 40 (0.64%) Back Office
17 36 (0.58%) Publishing
18 32 (0.51%) Military
19 31 (0.50%) Multimedia
20 29 (0.46%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1319 (21.09%) .NET
2 1068 (17.07%) HTML
3 880 (14.07%) CSS
4 834 (13.33%) AngularJS
5 638 (10.20%) Spring
6 605 (9.67%) Web Services
7 562 (8.98%) ASP.NET
8 535 (8.55%) REST
9 474 (7.58%) RESTful
10 469 (7.50%) Node.js
11 450 (7.19%) XML
12 444 (7.10%) React
13 419 (6.70%) HTML5
14 404 (6.46%) jQuery
15 313 (5.00%) .NET Framework
16 305 (4.88%) Hibernate
16 305 (4.88%) WPF
17 289 (4.62%) WCF
18 246 (3.93%) SOAP
19 234 (3.74%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1494 (23.88%) Computer Science
2 588 (9.40%) Analytical Skills
3 559 (8.94%) Algorithms
4 387 (6.19%) Greenfield Project
5 230 (3.68%) User Experience
6 225 (3.60%) Fintech
7 197 (3.15%) Derivative
8 188 (3.01%) Data Structures
9 183 (2.93%) Embedded Systems
10 126 (2.01%) Equity Derivative
11 122 (1.95%) Mobile App
12 115 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
13 78 (1.25%) Device Driver
14 75 (1.20%) Client/Server
15 60 (0.96%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 57 (0.91%) Credit Risk
17 55 (0.88%) CUDA
18 47 (0.75%) Public Cloud
19 46 (0.74%) Robotics
20 43 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1565 (25.02%) Linux
2 967 (15.46%) Windows
3 367 (5.87%) Unix
4 299 (4.78%) Android
5 222 (3.55%) Apple iOS
6 181 (2.89%) Embedded Linux
7 52 (0.83%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 52 (0.83%) Windows Server
8 33 (0.53%) VxWorks
9 27 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 27 (0.43%) Windows 10
10 26 (0.42%) Windows 7
11 24 (0.38%) Mac OS X
12 23 (0.37%) CentOS
13 22 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
14 19 (0.30%) AIX
15 17 (0.27%) Ubuntu
16 14 (0.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 12 (0.19%) Solaris
18 10 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6153 (98.37%) Software Engineering
2 2696 (43.10%) Agile Software Development
3 1301 (20.80%) OO
4 1124 (17.97%) TDD
5 1009 (16.13%) Scrum
6 707 (11.30%) Multithreading
7 664 (10.62%) Mathematics
8 645 (10.31%) SDLC
9 612 (9.78%) MVC
10 594 (9.50%) Continuous Integration
11 588 (9.40%) BDD
12 570 (9.11%) Test Automation
13 483 (7.72%) Microservices
14 459 (7.34%) Physics
15 453 (7.24%) Asset Management
16 435 (6.95%) Unit Testing
17 432 (6.91%) Wealth Management
18 430 (6.87%) OOD
19 423 (6.76%) DevOps
20 419 (6.70%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 2748 (43.93%) Java
2 2428 (38.82%) C++
3 2178 (34.82%) C#
4 1696 (27.11%) JavaScript
5 1401 (22.40%) SQL
6 1367 (21.85%) C
7 1332 (21.29%) Python
8 327 (5.23%) Embedded C
9 312 (4.99%) Scala
10 270 (4.32%) PHP
11 249 (3.98%) Ruby
12 226 (3.61%) MATLAB
13 200 (3.20%) Embedded C++
14 189 (3.02%) T-SQL
15 164 (2.62%) Go
16 142 (2.27%) Perl
17 131 (2.09%) PL/SQL
18 116 (1.85%) R
19 114 (1.82%) Bash Shell
20 92 (1.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1833 (29.30%) Degree
2 576 (9.21%) Computer Science Degree
3 263 (4.20%) Security Cleared
4 246 (3.93%) PhD
5 100 (1.60%) Numerate Degree
6 97 (1.55%) SC Cleared
7 86 (1.37%) DV Cleared
8 66 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
9 47 (0.75%) MCP
10 36 (0.58%) HND
11 31 (0.50%) MCSD
12 30 (0.48%) Master's Degree
13 21 (0.34%) MCAD
13 21 (0.34%) Sun Certification
14 11 (0.18%) PMI Certification
14 11 (0.18%) Postgraduate
15 9 (0.14%) CWNA
16 8 (0.13%) HNC
17 7 (0.11%) CISSP
17 7 (0.11%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 240 (3.84%) QA
2 53 (0.85%) MISRA
3 32 (0.51%) ISO 9001
4 30 (0.48%) MISRA C
5 25 (0.40%) PCI DSS
6 24 (0.38%) DO-178B
7 21 (0.34%) SEPA
8 18 (0.29%) MiFID
9 16 (0.26%) ECSS
9 16 (0.26%) IEC 62304
9 16 (0.26%) ISO 13485
10 15 (0.24%) IEC 61508
11 14 (0.22%) ISO 26262
12 9 (0.14%) PMO
13 6 (0.096%) JTAG
13 6 (0.096%) MIL-STD-498
14 5 (0.080%) Def Stans
15 4 (0.064%) HL7
16 3 (0.048%) DICOM
16 3 (0.048%) WCAG
System Software
1 382 (6.11%) Docker
2 116 (1.85%) Firmware
3 27 (0.43%) Active Directory
4 19 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (0.22%) HDFS
6 11 (0.18%) Hyper-V
7 9 (0.14%) Apache Flume
7 9 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (0.13%) vSphere
9 6 (0.096%) NFS
10 3 (0.048%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.032%) iptables
11 2 (0.032%) Varnish
12 1 (0.016%) etcd
12 1 (0.016%) KVM
12 1 (0.016%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.016%) Snort
12 1 (0.016%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.016%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.016%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 101 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
2 99 (1.58%) Puppet
3 94 (1.50%) Ansible
4 87 (1.39%) Kubernetes
5 37 (0.59%) Terraform
6 21 (0.34%) Opsview
7 16 (0.26%) Mesos
8 13 (0.21%) Grafana
8 13 (0.21%) Kibana
8 13 (0.21%) Prometheus
9 11 (0.18%) CloudHub
10 10 (0.16%) Graphite
10 10 (0.16%) Marathon
10 10 (0.16%) Packer
10 10 (0.16%) Salt
11 7 (0.11%) Cobbler
12 6 (0.096%) OpenNMS
13 5 (0.080%) Nagios
14 4 (0.064%) Consul
14 4 (0.064%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 565 (9.03%) Oracle
2 552 (8.82%) Microsoft
3 195 (3.12%) Google
4 67 (1.07%) SAP
5 63 (1.01%) Sun
6 59 (0.94%) Atlassian
7 52 (0.83%) VMware
8 43 (0.69%) Zend
9 42 (0.67%) Xamarin
10 35 (0.56%) IBM
10 35 (0.56%) Sophos
11 27 (0.43%) Red Hat
12 25 (0.40%) Freescale
13 24 (0.38%) Cisco
14 23 (0.37%) Splunk
15 22 (0.35%) Apple
16 21 (0.34%) HP
17 20 (0.32%) Facebook
18 19 (0.30%) Sybase
19 16 (0.26%) Salesforce.com