Period
to 27 January 2022

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

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
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 37 49 62
Rank change year-on-year +12 +13 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 7,784 2,923 5,299
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 6.91% 5.02% 4.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.49% 5.28% 4.80%
Number of salaries quoted 3,719 2,548 4,064
10th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £34,731
25th Percentile £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +13.04% +4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £92,500 £80,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £122,500 £102,875 £95,000
UK median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +8.70% +9.52% +5.00%

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 103,929 55,368 110,295
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.20% 95.04% 95.51%
Number of salaries quoted 71,385 45,937 89,979
10th Percentile £31,625 £32,000 £28,946
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +1.94%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £87,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +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 27 January 2022.

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 27 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London +18 4,049 £85,000 +13.33% 462
South East +34 1,166 £55,000 +10.00% 207
North of England -2 1,075 £55,000 +4.76% 179
North West +14 558 £60,000 +14.29% 107
East of England +16 538 £50,000 - 152
Yorkshire -13 476 £55,000 +4.76% 53
South West +8 438 £50,000 +2.56% 134
Midlands -27 312 £48,750 +2.63% 118
West Midlands -25 182 £46,250 -7.50% 66
East Midlands -16 131 £50,000 +5.26% 52
North East -29 41 £50,000 +11.11% 19
South Coast - 3 - -
Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, 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 7,619 (97.88%) Software Engineering
2 4,024 (51.70%) Agile Software Development
3 3,166 (40.67%) Java
4 3,065 (39.38%) AWS
5 2,992 (38.44%) Python
6 2,960 (38.03%) JavaScript
7 2,485 (31.92%) React
8 2,145 (27.56%) Docker
9 2,032 (26.10%) C#
10 1,999 (25.68%) DevOps
11 1,916 (24.61%) CI/CD
12 1,845 (23.70%) Azure
13 1,828 (23.48%) Finance
14 1,747 (22.44%) Kubernetes
15 1,688 (21.69%) Full Stack Development
16 1,607 (20.64%) Microservices
17 1,588 (20.40%) TypeScript
18 1,518 (19.50%) C++
19 1,490 (19.14%) SQL
20 1,484 (19.06%) Degree
21 1,480 (19.01%) Node.js
22 1,479 (19.00%) Social Skills
23 1,422 (18.27%) TDD
24 1,385 (17.79%) Test Automation
25 1,350 (17.34%) Git (software)
26 1,301 (16.71%) .NET
27 1,245 (15.99%) Computer Science
28 1,132 (14.54%) Serverless
29 1,096 (14.08%) Linux
30 1,091 (14.02%) GCP

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
1 305 (3.92%) Elasticsearch
2 175 (2.25%) Apache
3 165 (2.12%) Confluence
4 162 (2.08%) Apache Spark
5 109 (1.40%) GeoServer
6 78 (1.00%) CMS
7 39 (0.50%) Apache Airflow
8 31 (0.40%) GemFire
9 30 (0.39%) Tomcat
10 28 (0.36%) OpenStack
11 23 (0.30%) JBoss
12 22 (0.28%) nginx
13 18 (0.23%) IIS
14 16 (0.21%) Headless CMS
15 15 (0.19%) Luigi
16 14 (0.18%) SharePoint
17 13 (0.17%) Umbraco
18 12 (0.15%) Apache Pulsar
18 12 (0.15%) Cloud Foundry
19 11 (0.14%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 38 (0.49%) Sketch
2 34 (0.44%) Simulink
3 22 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
4 20 (0.26%) Microsoft Office
5 13 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
5 13 (0.17%) Stateflow
6 12 (0.15%) Adobe XD
7 11 (0.14%) Chatbot
8 10 (0.13%) Photoshop
8 10 (0.13%) Revit
8 10 (0.13%) SOLIDWORKS
9 8 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
10 5 (0.064%) InVision
10 5 (0.064%) MS Visio
11 1 (0.013%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 32 (0.41%) Distributed Ledger
2 29 (0.37%) R3 Corda
3 23 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
4 10 (0.13%) Magento
4 10 (0.13%) Shopify
5 7 (0.090%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (0.064%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
6 5 (0.064%) RMDS
7 4 (0.051%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
7 4 (0.051%) StreamServe
8 2 (0.026%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.026%) Siebel CRM
8 2 (0.026%) Visualfiles
9 1 (0.013%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 1 (0.013%) Loan IQ
9 1 (0.013%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.013%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 3,065 (39.38%) AWS
2 1,845 (23.70%) Azure
3 1,132 (14.54%) Serverless
4 1,091 (14.02%) GCP
5 647 (8.31%) GitHub
6 541 (6.95%) AWS Lambda
7 357 (4.59%) OpenShift
8 351 (4.51%) SaaS
9 327 (4.20%) Amazon S3
10 311 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
11 255 (3.28%) Amazon SQS
12 216 (2.77%) AWS CloudFormation
13 197 (2.53%) Amazon EKS
14 184 (2.36%) Amazon ECS
15 152 (1.95%) Cloud Computing
16 141 (1.81%) Amazon Kinesis
17 112 (1.44%) npm
18 108 (1.39%) AWS Step Functions
19 80 (1.03%) GitHub Actions
20 72 (0.92%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 288 (3.70%) HTTP
2 128 (1.64%) TCP/IP
3 116 (1.49%) Kerberos
4 85 (1.09%) Internet
5 56 (0.72%) Broadband
6 47 (0.60%) Ethernet
7 40 (0.51%) Modbus
8 39 (0.50%) MQTT
9 35 (0.45%) Bluetooth
10 32 (0.41%) Wireless
11 31 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
12 30 (0.39%) DNS
13 27 (0.35%) PPP
14 26 (0.33%) RS-422
15 25 (0.32%) RS-485
16 17 (0.22%) HTTPS
17 16 (0.21%) DKIM
17 16 (0.21%) DMARC
18 13 (0.17%) SNA
19 12 (0.15%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 902 (11.59%) PostgreSQL
2 730 (9.38%) NoSQL
3 578 (7.43%) MySQL
4 421 (5.41%) SQL Server
5 398 (5.11%) Redis
6 382 (4.91%) MongoDB
7 379 (4.87%) Relational Database
8 355 (4.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 272 (3.49%) Big Data
10 208 (2.67%) Amazon RDS
11 176 (2.26%) Amazon Aurora
12 120 (1.54%) GIS
13 110 (1.41%) Apache Cassandra
14 109 (1.40%) QGIS
15 102 (1.31%) Blockchain
16 83 (1.07%) Amazon Athena
17 78 (1.00%) Hadoop
18 67 (0.86%) Apache Ignite
18 67 (0.86%) RDBMS
19 60 (0.77%) Metadata
Development Applications
1 1,350 (17.34%) Git (software)
2 843 (10.83%) Jenkins
3 336 (4.32%) JIRA
4 217 (2.79%) Maven
5 210 (2.70%) Subversion
6 173 (2.22%) Selenium
7 162 (2.08%) GitLab
8 150 (1.93%) Cypress.io
9 143 (1.84%) JUnit
10 138 (1.77%) Cucumber
11 133 (1.71%) webpack
12 131 (1.68%) TeamCity
13 129 (1.66%) Visual Studio
14 120 (1.54%) CircleCI
15 119 (1.53%) Bitbucket
16 99 (1.27%) Mercurial
17 89 (1.14%) Gradle
18 85 (1.09%) Octopus Deploy
19 79 (1.01%) Storybook
20 69 (0.89%) Mockito
General
1 1,828 (23.48%) Finance
2 1,479 (19.00%) Social Skills
3 477 (6.13%) Banking
4 457 (5.87%) Front Office
5 456 (5.86%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 341 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
7 331 (4.25%) Games
8 281 (3.61%) Retail
9 225 (2.89%) Marketing
10 206 (2.65%) Electronics
11 160 (2.06%) Law
12 129 (1.66%) Legal
13 119 (1.53%) Telecoms
14 116 (1.49%) Automotive
15 115 (1.48%) Public Sector
16 104 (1.34%) Pharmaceutical
17 101 (1.30%) Publishing
18 80 (1.03%) Advertising
19 79 (1.01%) Aerospace
20 75 (0.96%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,485 (31.92%) React
2 1,480 (19.01%) Node.js
3 1,301 (16.71%) .NET
4 1,043 (13.40%) AngularJS
5 982 (12.62%) CSS
6 794 (10.20%) RESTful
7 792 (10.17%) HTML
8 714 (9.17%) Kafka
9 666 (8.56%) Spring
10 650 (8.35%) Vue.js
11 627 (8.05%) REST
12 515 (6.62%) .NET Core
13 496 (6.37%) GraphQL
14 483 (6.21%) Spring Boot
15 463 (5.95%) Web Services
16 377 (4.84%) ASP.NET
17 319 (4.10%) React Native
18 301 (3.87%) .NET Framework
19 297 (3.82%) HTML5
20 275 (3.53%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 785 (10.08%) User Experience
2 770 (9.89%) Algorithms
3 482 (6.19%) Data Structures
4 423 (5.43%) Hedge funds
5 405 (5.20%) Greenfield Project
6 376 (4.83%) Cloud Native
7 346 (4.45%) Equities
8 341 (4.38%) Mobile App
9 314 (4.03%) Derivative
10 290 (3.73%) Self-Motivation
11 278 (3.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 263 (3.38%) Fixed Income
13 208 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
14 139 (1.79%) Embedded Systems
15 104 (1.34%) NHS
16 101 (1.30%) Renewable Energy
17 96 (1.23%) Device Driver
18 94 (1.21%) Virtual Team
19 87 (1.12%) Cyberattack
20 79 (1.01%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1,096 (14.08%) Linux
2 323 (4.15%) Windows
3 303 (3.89%) Android
4 223 (2.86%) Apple iOS
5 201 (2.58%) Unix
6 140 (1.80%) Ubuntu
7 104 (1.34%) Embedded Linux
8 73 (0.94%) CentOS
9 31 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 23 (0.30%) FreeRTOS
11 20 (0.26%) VxWorks
12 16 (0.21%) Windows Server
13 14 (0.18%) Debian
14 8 (0.10%) VMS
15 7 (0.090%) SafeRTOS
16 6 (0.077%) OpenWrt
16 6 (0.077%) Robot Operating System
16 6 (0.077%) Windows 10
17 5 (0.064%) ThreadX
18 4 (0.051%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7,619 (97.88%) Software Engineering
2 4,024 (51.70%) Agile Software Development
3 1,999 (25.68%) DevOps
4 1,916 (24.61%) CI/CD
5 1,688 (21.69%) Full Stack Development
6 1,607 (20.64%) Microservices
7 1,422 (18.27%) TDD
8 1,385 (17.79%) Test Automation
9 1,245 (15.99%) Computer Science
10 1,082 (13.90%) Mentoring
11 1,004 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
12 946 (12.15%) OO
13 933 (11.99%) Problem-Solving
14 928 (11.92%) Scrum
15 722 (9.28%) Analytics
16 720 (9.25%) SDLC
17 701 (9.01%) Machine Learning
18 626 (8.04%) Asset Management
19 598 (7.68%) Unit Testing
20 582 (7.48%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 3,166 (40.67%) Java
2 2,992 (38.44%) Python
3 2,960 (38.03%) JavaScript
4 2,032 (26.10%) C#
5 1,588 (20.40%) TypeScript
6 1,518 (19.50%) C++
7 1,490 (19.14%) SQL
8 874 (11.23%) C
9 787 (10.11%) Go
10 543 (6.98%) Scala
11 525 (6.74%) Kotlin
12 388 (4.98%) Ruby
13 255 (3.28%) PHP
14 251 (3.22%) Java 8
15 194 (2.49%) ES6
16 162 (2.08%) Embedded C
17 150 (1.93%) Rust
18 130 (1.67%) Clojure
19 101 (1.30%) MATLAB
20 100 (1.28%) Bash
Qualifications
1 1,484 (19.06%) Degree
2 526 (6.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 378 (4.86%) Security Cleared
4 256 (3.29%) SC Cleared
5 91 (1.17%) HND
6 66 (0.85%) Master's Degree
7 61 (0.78%) PhD
8 36 (0.46%) Numerate Degree
9 32 (0.41%) OCP
9 32 (0.41%) Oracle Certification
10 25 (0.32%) HNC
11 22 (0.28%) DV Cleared
12 18 (0.23%) AWS Certification
13 16 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
14 14 (0.18%) DBS Check
15 10 (0.13%) PMI Certification
16 7 (0.090%) SAFe Agilist
17 6 (0.077%) ISEB
18 4 (0.051%) ISTQB
18 4 (0.051%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 615 (7.90%) QA
2 123 (1.58%) Accessibility
3 56 (0.72%) MISRA
4 38 (0.49%) ISO 26262
5 33 (0.42%) ISO 9001
6 26 (0.33%) Def Stans
6 26 (0.33%) SLA
7 25 (0.32%) ISO 13485
8 23 (0.30%) IEC 61508
9 16 (0.21%) MISRA C
10 15 (0.19%) GDPR
11 13 (0.17%) DO-178B
12 11 (0.14%) HIPAA
12 11 (0.14%) IEC 62304
13 10 (0.13%) PCI DSS
14 8 (0.10%) WCAG
15 7 (0.090%) DICOM
15 7 (0.090%) SEPA
16 6 (0.077%) PSD2
17 5 (0.064%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2,145 (27.56%) Docker
2 185 (2.38%) Firmware
3 52 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (0.41%) HDFS
5 29 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 21 (0.27%) Active Directory
7 11 (0.14%) LXC
8 6 (0.077%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.064%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.039%) NFS
11 2 (0.026%) Samba
12 1 (0.013%) Lustre
12 1 (0.013%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.013%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1,747 (22.44%) Kubernetes
2 920 (11.82%) Terraform
3 327 (4.20%) Ansible
4 130 (1.67%) Prometheus
5 88 (1.13%) Grafana
6 55 (0.71%) Puppet
7 38 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
8 26 (0.33%) Kibana
9 23 (0.30%) Apache Brooklyn
10 17 (0.22%) Cisco IPCC
10 17 (0.22%) Docker Swarm
11 14 (0.18%) HP Fortify
12 13 (0.17%) Istio
13 11 (0.14%) Opsview
14 9 (0.12%) Packer
15 8 (0.10%) Argo
16 7 (0.090%) Oozie
17 4 (0.051%) Graphite
18 3 (0.039%) Rundeck
18 3 (0.039%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 465 (5.97%) Microsoft
2 420 (5.40%) Google
3 201 (2.58%) Oracle
4 100 (1.28%) Apple
5 76 (0.98%) Xamarin
6 69 (0.89%) LexisNexis
7 63 (0.81%) IBM
8 60 (0.77%) VMware
9 47 (0.60%) Twitter
10 44 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
11 42 (0.54%) Red Hat
12 40 (0.51%) Atlassian
12 40 (0.51%) Okta
13 38 (0.49%) Samsung
14 36 (0.46%) Facebook
14 36 (0.46%) Sophos
15 35 (0.45%) SAP
16 30 (0.39%) Adobe
17 28 (0.36%) Spotify
18 27 (0.35%) New Relic