Period
to 16 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 6 months to 16 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
UK > England
6 months to
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 21 22 24
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2 +3
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 12,173 13,706 13,718
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 9.68% 9.03% 8.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.52% 9.83% 8.80%
Number of salaries quoted 9,443 11,090 11,056
England median annual salary £57,500 £54,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.48% +8.00% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £90,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% +5.26%

Software Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 115,740 139,424 155,821
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 92.07% 91.89% 92.21%
Number of salaries quoted 92,344 111,949 124,146
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,500 £28,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in England

Software Engineering
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineering in England.

Salary trend for Software Engineering in England

Software Engineering
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in England over the 6 months to 16 November 2019.

Salary histogram for Software Engineering in England

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the England region over the 6 months to 16 November 2019. 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 +7 5,207 £75,000 +11.11% 936
South East +2 2,615 £50,000 - 513
North of England +3 1,575 £50,000 +11.11% 380
South West +4 1,365 £45,000 - 305
North West +6 895 £50,000 +2.56% 187
Midlands -10 723 £47,500 +5.56% 218
East of England -4 641 £50,000 - 337
Yorkshire -9 547 £50,000 +11.11% 146
West Midlands -4 480 £50,000 +11.11% 131
East Midlands -19 240 £45,000 - 87
North East 0 132 £47,500 +4.40% 47
Software Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 16 November 2019, IT jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 6,291 (51.68%) Agile Software Development
2 4,560 (37.46%) Java
3 3,714 (30.51%) C#
4 3,706 (30.44%) JavaScript
5 3,234 (26.57%) Python
6 2,892 (23.76%) AWS
7 2,703 (22.20%) .NET
8 2,557 (21.01%) C++
9 2,444 (20.08%) SQL
10 2,406 (19.77%) Finance
11 2,390 (19.63%) Degree
12 2,324 (19.09%) DevOps
13 2,124 (17.45%) Microservices
14 1,924 (15.81%) Computer Science
15 1,883 (15.47%) Linux
16 1,844 (15.15%) Docker
17 1,797 (14.76%) Azure
18 1,752 (14.39%) HTML
19 1,751 (14.38%) Scrum
20 1,748 (14.36%) TDD
21 1,686 (13.85%) Git (software)
22 1,597 (13.12%) AngularJS
23 1,536 (12.62%) CSS
24 1,527 (12.54%) React
25 1,512 (12.42%) C
26 1,506 (12.37%) Problem-Solving
27 1,469 (12.07%) Continuous Integration
28 1,403 (11.53%) Web Services
29 1,374 (11.29%) Test Automation
30 1,337 (10.98%) Kubernetes

Software Engineering
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
1 364 (2.99%) Apache Spark
2 259 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
3 243 (2.00%) Confluence
4 180 (1.48%) Apache
5 153 (1.26%) CMS
6 111 (0.91%) Tomcat
7 99 (0.81%) JBoss
8 92 (0.76%) IIS
9 77 (0.63%) Oracle Workflow
10 67 (0.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 59 (0.48%) WebSphere
12 58 (0.48%) OpenStack
13 54 (0.44%) Cloud Foundry
13 54 (0.44%) SharePoint
14 50 (0.41%) SAS
15 47 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
16 44 (0.36%) Hyperledger
17 42 (0.35%) WebLogic
18 40 (0.33%) Drupal
19 39 (0.32%) WordPress
Applications
1 46 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 41 (0.34%) MS Visio
3 33 (0.27%) Microsoft Office
4 30 (0.25%) Simulink
5 29 (0.24%) Sketch
6 19 (0.16%) Photoshop
7 18 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 18 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
8 15 (0.12%) InVision
9 10 (0.082%) EngageOne
9 10 (0.082%) Stateflow
10 8 (0.066%) Chatbot
10 8 (0.066%) Figma
10 8 (0.066%) Mathematica
10 8 (0.066%) OmniGraffle
10 8 (0.066%) Zeplin
11 7 (0.058%) Adobe Illustrator
11 7 (0.058%) Adobe XD
12 6 (0.049%) InDesign
13 5 (0.041%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 77 (0.63%) Markit EDM
2 74 (0.61%) Front Arena
2 74 (0.61%) thinkFolio
3 52 (0.43%) SAP Hybris
4 51 (0.42%) FINCAD Analytics
5 43 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
6 32 (0.26%) R3 Corda
7 27 (0.22%) Distributed Ledger
8 25 (0.21%) Magento
9 16 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
9 16 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
10 13 (0.11%) SDL Web 8
11 9 (0.074%) Dynamics CRM
12 7 (0.058%) Dynamics AX
12 7 (0.058%) NetSuite
13 6 (0.049%) Dynamics GP
13 6 (0.049%) PolarLake
13 6 (0.049%) Teamcenter
14 5 (0.041%) SAP S/4HANA
15 4 (0.033%) Quorum
Cloud Services
1 2,892 (23.76%) AWS
2 1,797 (14.76%) Azure
3 807 (6.63%) GCP
4 572 (4.70%) Serverless
5 434 (3.57%) SaaS
6 403 (3.31%) AWS Lambda
7 374 (3.07%) Amazon S3
8 356 (2.92%) Amazon EC2
9 347 (2.85%) GitHub
10 255 (2.09%) Amazon SQS
11 231 (1.90%) OpenShift
12 210 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
13 196 (1.61%) Amazon ECS
14 192 (1.58%) PaaS
15 162 (1.33%) AWS CloudFormation
16 98 (0.81%) IaaS
17 96 (0.79%) Power Platform
18 63 (0.52%) AWS Fargate
18 63 (0.52%) npm
19 60 (0.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 233 (1.91%) Internet
2 161 (1.32%) TCP/IP
3 147 (1.21%) HTTP
4 134 (1.10%) Firewall
5 103 (0.85%) Wireless
6 77 (0.63%) DNS
7 57 (0.47%) HTTPS
8 53 (0.44%) RS-232
9 52 (0.43%) Bluetooth
10 51 (0.42%) RS-485
11 48 (0.39%) VPN
12 46 (0.38%) Network Security
13 37 (0.30%) Ethernet
14 30 (0.25%) VoIP
15 29 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
16 21 (0.17%) Wireshark
17 20 (0.16%) Broadband
18 17 (0.14%) SSH
18 17 (0.14%) SSL
19 16 (0.13%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,284 (10.55%) SQL Server
2 743 (6.10%) NoSQL
3 685 (5.63%) Big Data
4 655 (5.38%) MySQL
5 626 (5.14%) PostgreSQL
6 599 (4.92%) Relational Database
7 512 (4.21%) MongoDB
8 346 (2.84%) Hadoop
9 315 (2.59%) Amazon RDS
10 246 (2.02%) RDBMS
11 216 (1.77%) Apache Cassandra
12 174 (1.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 173 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
14 172 (1.41%) Amazon Redshift
15 164 (1.35%) Blockchain
16 163 (1.34%) Redis
17 152 (1.25%) Amazon Athena
18 144 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 144 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 122 (1.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1,686 (13.85%) Git (software)
2 1,001 (8.22%) Jenkins
3 684 (5.62%) JIRA
4 388 (3.19%) Visual Studio
5 337 (2.77%) Selenium
6 316 (2.60%) Maven
7 245 (2.01%) Subversion
8 237 (1.95%) JUnit
9 229 (1.88%) GitLab
10 217 (1.78%) Bitbucket
11 196 (1.61%) Artifactory
12 186 (1.53%) TeamCity
13 178 (1.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 160 (1.31%) Cucumber
15 141 (1.16%) RStudio
16 140 (1.15%) Eclipse
17 134 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
18 112 (0.92%) webpack
19 99 (0.81%) WebDriver
20 97 (0.80%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2,406 (19.77%) Finance
2 808 (6.64%) Banking
3 608 (4.99%) Front Office
4 597 (4.90%) Retail
5 403 (3.31%) Electronics
6 349 (2.87%) Games
7 328 (2.69%) Marketing
8 288 (2.37%) Telecoms
9 256 (2.10%) Public Sector
10 212 (1.74%) Automotive
11 201 (1.65%) Aerospace
12 198 (1.63%) Manufacturing
13 155 (1.27%) Law
14 124 (1.02%) Military
15 118 (0.97%) Advertising
16 83 (0.68%) German Language
17 79 (0.65%) French Language
18 76 (0.62%) Italian Language
19 75 (0.62%) Dutch Language
19 75 (0.62%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 5,465 (44.89%) Software Engineer
2 3,974 (32.65%) Developer
3 1,396 (11.47%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1,129 (9.27%) Java Developer
5 954 (7.84%) Java Engineer
6 874 (7.18%) Software Developer
7 857 (7.04%) Java Software Engineer
8 799 (6.56%) Senior Developer
9 641 (5.27%) C# Developer
10 611 (5.02%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 604 (4.96%) .NET Developer
12 568 (4.67%) C# Software Engineer
13 499 (4.10%) Embedded Engineer
14 486 (3.99%) C++ Software Engineer
15 474 (3.89%) Junior
16 463 (3.80%) Embedded Software Engineer
17 432 (3.55%) .NET Software Engineer
18 424 (3.48%) Graduate
19 407 (3.34%) Architect
20 395 (3.24%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,703 (22.20%) .NET
2 1,752 (14.39%) HTML
3 1,597 (13.12%) AngularJS
4 1,536 (12.62%) CSS
5 1,527 (12.54%) React
6 1,403 (11.53%) Web Services
7 1,320 (10.84%) Node.js
8 1,134 (9.32%) Spring
9 1,001 (8.22%) ASP.NET
10 874 (7.18%) RESTful
11 850 (6.98%) REST
12 633 (5.20%) HTML5
13 614 (5.04%) J2EE
14 570 (4.68%) Spring Boot
15 539 (4.43%) .NET Core
16 519 (4.26%) .NET Framework
17 490 (4.03%) jQuery
18 487 (4.00%) Kafka
19 471 (3.87%) XML
20 445 (3.66%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 804 (6.60%) Greenfield Project
2 707 (5.81%) Algorithms
3 643 (5.28%) Analytical Skills
4 631 (5.18%) User Experience
5 580 (4.76%) Fixed Income
6 481 (3.95%) Derivative
7 439 (3.61%) Self-Motivation
8 372 (3.06%) Equities
9 364 (2.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 356 (2.92%) Hedge funds
11 354 (2.91%) Mobile App
12 342 (2.81%) Enterprise Software
13 271 (2.23%) Embedded Systems
14 265 (2.18%) Cloud Native
15 264 (2.17%) Data Structures
16 191 (1.57%) Public Cloud
17 168 (1.38%) Management Information System
18 162 (1.33%) Robotics
19 156 (1.28%) Virtual Team
20 123 (1.01%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1,883 (15.47%) Linux
2 1,045 (8.58%) Windows
3 427 (3.51%) Android
4 338 (2.78%) Apple iOS
5 329 (2.70%) Unix
6 89 (0.73%) Embedded Linux
7 79 (0.65%) CentOS
8 70 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 64 (0.53%) Ubuntu
9 64 (0.53%) Windows Server
10 45 (0.37%) Mac OS X
11 37 (0.30%) Mac OS
12 33 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
13 31 (0.25%) VxWorks
14 29 (0.24%) FreeRTOS
15 26 (0.21%) Windows 10
15 26 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
16 21 (0.17%) Debian
17 17 (0.14%) Fedora
17 17 (0.14%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,291 (51.68%) Agile Software Development
2 2,324 (19.09%) DevOps
3 2,124 (17.45%) Microservices
4 1,924 (15.81%) Computer Science
5 1,751 (14.38%) Scrum
6 1,748 (14.36%) TDD
7 1,506 (12.37%) Problem-Solving
8 1,469 (12.07%) Continuous Integration
9 1,374 (11.29%) Test Automation
10 1,300 (10.68%) Mentoring
11 1,293 (10.62%) OO
12 1,057 (8.68%) SDLC
13 1,043 (8.57%) MVC
14 943 (7.75%) Analytics
15 818 (6.72%) Asset Management
16 810 (6.65%) Artificial Intelligence
17 801 (6.58%) Open Source
18 797 (6.55%) Unit Testing
19 791 (6.50%) Machine Learning
20 774 (6.36%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4,560 (37.46%) Java
2 3,714 (30.51%) C#
3 3,706 (30.44%) JavaScript
4 3,234 (26.57%) Python
5 2,557 (21.01%) C++
6 2,444 (20.08%) SQL
7 1,512 (12.42%) C
8 629 (5.17%) PHP
9 533 (4.38%) TypeScript
10 528 (4.34%) R
11 501 (4.12%) Java 8
12 469 (3.85%) Ruby
13 460 (3.78%) Go
14 424 (3.48%) Scala
15 285 (2.34%) Kotlin
16 269 (2.21%) Bash Shell
17 253 (2.08%) Embedded C
18 241 (1.98%) T-SQL
19 221 (1.82%) ES6
20 218 (1.79%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2,390 (19.63%) Degree
2 903 (7.42%) Computer Science Degree
3 497 (4.08%) Security Cleared
4 249 (2.05%) SC Cleared
5 209 (1.72%) DV Cleared
6 123 (1.01%) PhD
7 89 (0.73%) Master's Degree
8 86 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
9 85 (0.70%) CISSP
10 81 (0.67%) Numerate Degree
11 63 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
12 61 (0.50%) AWS Certification
13 58 (0.48%) CCNA
14 52 (0.43%) MCSE
15 46 (0.38%) HND
15 46 (0.38%) Network+ Certification
16 45 (0.37%) SANS
17 43 (0.35%) DBS Check
18 39 (0.32%) CompTIA Security+
19 37 (0.30%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 691 (5.68%) QA
2 68 (0.56%) GDPR
3 38 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 38 (0.31%) SLA
4 34 (0.28%) DICOM
5 33 (0.27%) Data Quality
6 24 (0.20%) ISO 9001
6 24 (0.20%) MISRA
7 23 (0.19%) PSD2
8 21 (0.17%) IEC 61508
8 21 (0.17%) NIST
9 16 (0.13%) MISRA C
9 16 (0.13%) PMO
10 15 (0.12%) HMG Infosec
10 15 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 15 (0.12%) IFRS
10 15 (0.12%) JSP 440
11 14 (0.12%) ISO 26262
11 14 (0.12%) JTAG
11 14 (0.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1,844 (15.15%) Docker
2 221 (1.82%) Firmware
3 120 (0.99%) Active Directory
4 51 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
4 51 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
5 47 (0.39%) VirtualBox
6 28 (0.23%) HDFS
7 21 (0.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 21 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
8 16 (0.13%) vSphere
9 13 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 11 (0.090%) Xen
11 10 (0.082%) Cronacle
12 9 (0.074%) NFS
12 9 (0.074%) pfSense
12 9 (0.074%) Samba
13 7 (0.058%) Virtual Desktop
14 6 (0.049%) GridGain
14 6 (0.049%) Hyper-V
15 5 (0.041%) etcd
Systems Management
1 1,337 (10.98%) Kubernetes
2 638 (5.24%) Terraform
3 520 (4.27%) Ansible
4 233 (1.91%) Puppet
5 192 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
6 78 (0.64%) Prometheus
7 77 (0.63%) Docker Swarm
8 72 (0.59%) Kibana
9 53 (0.44%) Rancher
10 41 (0.34%) Nagios
11 39 (0.32%) Grafana
12 33 (0.27%) Salt
13 32 (0.26%) Mesos
14 31 (0.25%) Oozie
15 30 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
16 29 (0.24%) Control-M
17 25 (0.21%) Istio
17 25 (0.21%) ZABBIX
18 21 (0.17%) Tivoli
19 20 (0.16%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 1,000 (8.21%) Microsoft
2 742 (6.10%) Google
3 729 (5.99%) Oracle
4 256 (2.10%) Sage
5 217 (1.78%) SAP
6 175 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
7 141 (1.16%) IBM
8 121 (0.99%) Adobe
9 112 (0.92%) WorldPay
10 107 (0.88%) Bloomberg
10 107 (0.88%) Tableau
11 98 (0.81%) Atlassian
12 86 (0.71%) Cloudera
13 85 (0.70%) VMware
14 84 (0.69%) Splunk
15 82 (0.67%) hybris
16 80 (0.66%) Charles River
17 77 (0.63%) Red Hat
17 77 (0.63%) Sybase
18 74 (0.61%) Calypso