Period
to 30 May 2020

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 30 May 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
30 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 57 68 79
Rank change year-on-year +11 +11 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 3,733 5,474 6,096
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 4.52% 4.12% 3.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.75% 4.29% 3.91%
Number of salaries quoted 3,279 4,499 4,921
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £83,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%

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 78,618 127,656 155,720
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.14% 95.99% 96.38%
Number of salaries quoted 63,642 102,266 127,389
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,750 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £81,250
UK median annual salary £53,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.00% - +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 30 May 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 30 May 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 +30 1,371 £72,500 +7.41% 144
South East -2 843 £50,000 - 89
North of England +7 626 £50,000 +5.26% 68
South West -6 375 £47,500 +5.56% 70
Yorkshire +46 287 £50,000 +5.26% 23
Midlands +24 281 £47,500 +5.56% 40
North West -10 276 £50,000 +3.17% 35
East of England +12 233 £52,500 +5.00% 67
West Midlands +23 166 £47,500 +2.57% 23
East Midlands +26 115 £47,500 +7.95% 17
North East +12 63 £42,500 -0.58% 10
Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 3,631 (97.27%) Software Engineering
2 1,717 (46.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1,461 (39.14%) Java
4 1,298 (34.77%) JavaScript
5 1,209 (32.39%) C#
6 1,089 (29.17%) Python
7 1,000 (26.79%) .NET
8 934 (25.02%) C++
9 907 (24.30%) AWS
10 788 (21.11%) SQL
11 724 (19.39%) DevOps
12 718 (19.23%) Finance
13 705 (18.89%) Microservices
14 679 (18.19%) Degree
15 677 (18.14%) TDD
16 676 (18.11%) Linux
17 631 (16.90%) Docker
18 594 (15.91%) Azure
19 587 (15.72%) AngularJS
20 583 (15.62%) C
21 570 (15.27%) React
22 567 (15.19%) Git (software)
23 562 (15.05%) Node.js
24 526 (14.09%) Scrum
25 517 (13.85%) HTML
26 495 (13.26%) Computer Science
27 478 (12.80%) Test Automation
28 465 (12.46%) CSS
29 458 (12.27%) Problem-Solving
30 453 (12.14%) Windows

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
1 123 (3.29%) Elasticsearch
2 95 (2.54%) Confluence
3 49 (1.31%) Apache Spark
4 39 (1.04%) Apache
5 38 (1.02%) CMS
6 24 (0.64%) IIS
7 23 (0.62%) SAS
8 20 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 16 (0.43%) Tomcat
10 13 (0.35%) nginx
11 12 (0.32%) JBoss
11 12 (0.32%) WebSphere
11 12 (0.32%) WordPress
12 10 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
13 9 (0.24%) CICS
14 7 (0.19%) Apache Solr
14 7 (0.19%) OpenStack
15 6 (0.16%) Tornado
16 5 (0.13%) WebSphere Application Server
17 4 (0.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (0.29%) Simulink
3 7 (0.19%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (0.16%) Chatbot
5 5 (0.13%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (0.13%) TargetLink
6 3 (0.080%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.080%) Windchill
7 1 (0.027%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.027%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.027%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.027%) OrCAD
7 1 (0.027%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 11 (0.29%) Distributed Ledger
2 10 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
3 7 (0.19%) NetSuite
3 7 (0.19%) R3 Corda
4 5 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.11%) Infor M3
5 4 (0.11%) Raiser's Edge
5 4 (0.11%) Sage 200
5 4 (0.11%) Sage 50
6 3 (0.080%) Magento
6 3 (0.080%) OpenCart
7 2 (0.054%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.027%) Oracle BRM
8 1 (0.027%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.027%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.027%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.027%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 907 (24.30%) AWS
2 594 (15.91%) Azure
3 227 (6.08%) GCP
4 159 (4.26%) Serverless
5 114 (3.05%) SaaS
6 104 (2.79%) GitHub
7 87 (2.33%) AWS Lambda
8 68 (1.82%) OpenShift
9 53 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
10 45 (1.21%) Amazon ECS
11 44 (1.18%) Amazon SQS
12 31 (0.83%) Amazon S3
13 29 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
14 28 (0.75%) PaaS
15 15 (0.40%) Apigee
15 15 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
16 12 (0.32%) Slack
17 11 (0.29%) Amazon Kinesis
18 9 (0.24%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 9 (0.24%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 90 (2.41%) TCP/IP
2 42 (1.13%) HTTP
3 41 (1.10%) Wireless
4 39 (1.04%) Internet
5 30 (0.80%) MQTT
6 27 (0.72%) Skype
7 25 (0.67%) Bluetooth
7 25 (0.67%) RS-232
8 22 (0.59%) Ethernet
9 19 (0.51%) RS-485
10 18 (0.48%) Firewall
11 16 (0.43%) VoIP
12 15 (0.40%) Wireshark
13 14 (0.38%) Tactical Data Link
14 13 (0.35%) RTP
15 11 (0.29%) SMS
15 11 (0.29%) WAN
15 11 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
16 8 (0.21%) ATM
16 8 (0.21%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 390 (10.45%) SQL Server
2 307 (8.22%) NoSQL
3 246 (6.59%) MySQL
4 231 (6.19%) PostgreSQL
5 187 (5.01%) MongoDB
6 143 (3.83%) Redis
7 136 (3.64%) Big Data
8 126 (3.38%) Relational Database
9 66 (1.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 66 (1.77%) Hadoop
10 34 (0.91%) RDBMS
11 31 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
12 26 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 25 (0.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 24 (0.64%) Blockchain
15 23 (0.62%) Base SAS
15 23 (0.62%) SAS Data Integration Studio
15 23 (0.62%) SAS Enterprise Guide
15 23 (0.62%) SAS Visual Analytics
16 19 (0.51%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 567 (15.19%) Git (software)
2 278 (7.45%) Jenkins
3 222 (5.95%) JIRA
4 122 (3.27%) Subversion
5 121 (3.24%) Visual Studio
6 107 (2.87%) Selenium
7 95 (2.54%) JUnit
8 89 (2.38%) Maven
9 68 (1.82%) Cucumber
10 61 (1.63%) Bitbucket
11 59 (1.58%) NUnit
12 55 (1.47%) Eclipse
13 49 (1.31%) GitLab
14 40 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
15 38 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 36 (0.96%) WebDriver
17 35 (0.94%) SoapUI
17 35 (0.94%) TeamCity
18 34 (0.91%) Mocha
18 34 (0.91%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 718 (19.23%) Finance
2 251 (6.72%) Banking
3 171 (4.58%) Front Office
4 118 (3.16%) Electronics
5 115 (3.08%) Aerospace
6 107 (2.87%) Retail
7 90 (2.41%) Marketing
8 89 (2.38%) Manufacturing
9 86 (2.30%) Games
10 84 (2.25%) Public Sector
11 80 (2.14%) Automotive
11 80 (2.14%) Telecoms
12 67 (1.79%) Law
13 65 (1.74%) Investment Banking
14 49 (1.31%) Military
15 29 (0.78%) Financial Institution
16 27 (0.72%) Advertising
17 20 (0.54%) Back Office
18 19 (0.51%) Publishing
19 11 (0.29%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,000 (26.79%) .NET
2 587 (15.72%) AngularJS
3 570 (15.27%) React
4 562 (15.05%) Node.js
5 517 (13.85%) HTML
6 465 (12.46%) CSS
7 399 (10.69%) Web Services
8 331 (8.87%) Spring
9 320 (8.57%) ASP.NET
10 309 (8.28%) RESTful
11 299 (8.01%) REST
12 294 (7.88%) .NET Core
13 266 (7.13%) .NET Framework
14 205 (5.49%) HTML5
15 173 (4.63%) Vue.js
16 156 (4.18%) Spring Boot
17 122 (3.27%) Kafka
18 115 (3.08%) ASP.NET Web API
18 115 (3.08%) jQuery
19 106 (2.84%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 239 (6.40%) Algorithms
2 238 (6.38%) Greenfield Project
3 232 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
4 151 (4.05%) Hedge funds
5 147 (3.94%) User Experience
6 129 (3.46%) Derivative
7 122 (3.27%) Fixed Income
8 107 (2.87%) Mobile App
9 104 (2.79%) Embedded Systems
10 100 (2.68%) Equities
11 91 (2.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 85 (2.28%) Cloud Native
13 70 (1.88%) Data Structures
14 59 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
14 59 (1.58%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 57 (1.53%) Self-Motivation
16 55 (1.47%) Robotics
17 39 (1.04%) Device Driver
18 36 (0.96%) Public Cloud
19 33 (0.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 676 (18.11%) Linux
2 453 (12.14%) Windows
3 177 (4.74%) Unix
4 166 (4.45%) Android
5 161 (4.31%) Apple iOS
6 75 (2.01%) Embedded Linux
7 73 (1.96%) Mac OS X
8 21 (0.56%) Windows Server
9 19 (0.51%) CentOS
10 14 (0.38%) VxWorks
11 13 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (0.35%) Ubuntu
12 11 (0.29%) Fedora
13 8 (0.21%) FreeRTOS
13 8 (0.21%) Solaris
14 6 (0.16%) SafeRTOS
14 6 (0.16%) Windows 10
15 5 (0.13%) Robot Operating System
15 5 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
15 5 (0.13%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,631 (97.27%) Software Engineering
2 1,717 (46.00%) Agile Software Development
3 724 (19.39%) DevOps
4 705 (18.89%) Microservices
5 677 (18.14%) TDD
6 526 (14.09%) Scrum
7 495 (13.26%) Computer Science
8 478 (12.80%) Test Automation
9 458 (12.27%) Problem-Solving
10 446 (11.95%) OO
11 382 (10.23%) SDLC
12 343 (9.19%) Continuous Integration
13 338 (9.05%) Mentoring
14 310 (8.30%) Open Source
15 293 (7.85%) Mathematics
16 283 (7.58%) BDD
16 283 (7.58%) Fintech
17 281 (7.53%) Unit Testing
18 275 (7.37%) MVC
19 271 (7.26%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 1,461 (39.14%) Java
2 1,298 (34.77%) JavaScript
3 1,209 (32.39%) C#
4 1,089 (29.17%) Python
5 934 (25.02%) C++
6 788 (21.11%) SQL
7 583 (15.62%) C
8 208 (5.57%) TypeScript
9 188 (5.04%) Go
10 166 (4.45%) Java 8
11 165 (4.42%) PHP
12 144 (3.86%) Kotlin
13 139 (3.72%) Ruby
14 125 (3.35%) Scala
14 125 (3.35%) T-SQL
15 116 (3.11%) Embedded C
16 86 (2.30%) MATLAB
17 69 (1.85%) R
18 65 (1.74%) Apple Swift
19 64 (1.71%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 679 (18.19%) Degree
2 240 (6.43%) Computer Science Degree
3 188 (5.04%) Security Cleared
4 99 (2.65%) SC Cleared
5 83 (2.22%) DV Cleared
6 52 (1.39%) PhD
7 19 (0.51%) Master's Degree
8 14 (0.38%) Numerate Degree
9 10 (0.27%) HND
9 10 (0.27%) MCP
10 9 (0.24%) DBS Check
11 5 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.080%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.054%) AWS Certification
13 2 (0.054%) Chartered Engineer
14 1 (0.027%) MBA
14 1 (0.027%) MCIPD
14 1 (0.027%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 198 (5.30%) QA
2 23 (0.62%) GDPR
3 19 (0.51%) MISRA
4 16 (0.43%) IEC 61508
5 13 (0.35%) ISO 26262
6 12 (0.32%) MISRA C
7 10 (0.27%) ISO 9001
8 7 (0.19%) IEC 62304
8 7 (0.19%) ISO 15022
8 7 (0.19%) ISO 20022
9 6 (0.16%) DICOM
10 3 (0.080%) Def Stans
10 3 (0.080%) ISO 13485
11 2 (0.054%) DO-178B
11 2 (0.054%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 1 (0.027%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.027%) Dodd-Frank
12 1 (0.027%) HL7
12 1 (0.027%) PMO
System Software
1 631 (16.90%) Docker
2 112 (3.00%) Firmware
3 27 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (0.56%) Active Directory
5 11 (0.29%) vSphere
6 7 (0.19%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.13%) HDFS
7 5 (0.13%) ISA Server
7 5 (0.13%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 5 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.11%) Xen
9 3 (0.080%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 3 (0.080%) LXC
9 3 (0.080%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.054%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.054%) KVM
10 2 (0.054%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.054%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.054%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 408 (10.93%) Kubernetes
2 112 (3.00%) Terraform
3 80 (2.14%) Ansible
4 33 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
5 30 (0.80%) Mesos
6 24 (0.64%) Marathon
7 21 (0.56%) BMC PATROL
8 12 (0.32%) Kibana
8 12 (0.32%) Prometheus
8 12 (0.32%) Puppet
9 11 (0.29%) SELinux
10 9 (0.24%) Grafana
11 7 (0.19%) CA Service Virtualization
12 6 (0.16%) Rancher
13 5 (0.13%) SCCM
13 5 (0.13%) Tivoli
14 4 (0.11%) IBM BigFix
14 4 (0.11%) Red Hat Satellite
14 4 (0.11%) vCenter Server
14 4 (0.11%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 243 (6.51%) Microsoft
2 183 (4.90%) Google
3 166 (4.45%) Oracle
4 46 (1.23%) Sage
5 37 (0.99%) FIS
5 37 (0.99%) IBM
5 37 (0.99%) WorldPay
6 36 (0.96%) Atlassian
7 29 (0.78%) VMware
8 24 (0.64%) Xamarin
9 23 (0.62%) Red Hat
10 22 (0.59%) Adobe
10 22 (0.59%) Apple
11 21 (0.56%) Unisys
12 19 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
13 18 (0.48%) SAP
14 17 (0.46%) Intel
15 12 (0.32%) New Relic
15 12 (0.32%) Perforce
16 11 (0.29%) Actian