Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
UK > England
6 months to
21 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 20 22 23
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1 +4
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 14,283 14,631 12,247
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 10.38% 8.80% 7.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.32% 9.59% 8.31%
Number of salaries quoted 10,960 11,754 10,375
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £82,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -

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 126,172 152,586 147,461
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.66% 91.81% 91.37%
Number of salaries quoted 99,839 124,671 122,427
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +3.16%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £86,150 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +6 5,818 £70,000 +12.00% 725
South East +7 3,169 £50,000 +5.26% 439
North of England +6 2,037 £47,500 - 397
South West 0 1,367 £45,000 -5.26% 257
North West +4 1,030 £50,000 +4.71% 207
Midlands +9 1,010 £45,000 - 191
Yorkshire +12 869 £45,000 - 147
East of England -6 828 £52,500 - 398
West Midlands +11 652 £45,000 - 119
East Midlands +7 364 £45,000 -6.25% 72
North East +10 142 £48,022 -3.96% 43
Software Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 7,340 (51.39%) Agile Software Development
2 5,776 (40.44%) Java
3 4,656 (32.60%) C#
4 4,028 (28.20%) JavaScript
5 3,407 (23.85%) Python
6 3,281 (22.97%) C++
7 3,270 (22.89%) .NET
8 3,245 (22.72%) Degree
9 3,113 (21.80%) SQL
10 2,592 (18.15%) Finance
11 2,564 (17.95%) Amazon AWS
12 2,515 (17.61%) Computer Science
13 2,459 (17.22%) TDD
14 2,446 (17.13%) DevOps
15 2,254 (15.78%) Linux
16 2,226 (15.58%) HTML
17 2,197 (15.38%) Scrum
18 2,120 (14.84%) Microservices
19 2,004 (14.03%) CSS
20 1,983 (13.88%) AngularJS
21 1,941 (13.59%) C
22 1,866 (13.06%) Continuous Integration
23 1,832 (12.83%) Microsoft Azure
24 1,737 (12.16%) Docker
25 1,725 (12.08%) Microsoft
26 1,684 (11.79%) Test Automation
27 1,651 (11.56%) MVC
28 1,635 (11.45%) Git (software)
29 1,588 (11.12%) ASP.NET
30 1,546 (10.82%) Problem-Solving

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
1 498 (3.49%) Apache Spark
2 396 (2.77%) Elasticsearch
3 378 (2.65%) Apache
4 282 (1.97%) Confluence
5 230 (1.61%) CMS
6 143 (1.00%) Tomcat
7 130 (0.91%) Oracle Workflow
8 117 (0.82%) JBoss
9 111 (0.78%) IIS
10 85 (0.60%) SharePoint
11 77 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 71 (0.50%) WebSphere
13 69 (0.48%) SAS
14 67 (0.47%) Apache Solr
15 65 (0.46%) Cloud Foundry
16 59 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
17 58 (0.41%) nginx
18 45 (0.32%) WordPress
19 40 (0.28%) Apache Pig
20 38 (0.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 124 (0.87%) Chatbot
2 99 (0.69%) Microsoft Office
3 73 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
4 22 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
5 16 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 15 (0.11%) Fireworks
7 14 (0.098%) Photoshop
7 14 (0.098%) Simulink
8 13 (0.091%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 12 (0.084%) SPSS
10 11 (0.077%) Maple
10 11 (0.077%) SOLIDWORKS
11 10 (0.070%) MS Visio
12 9 (0.063%) Adobe Illustrator
12 9 (0.063%) Spreadsheet
13 7 (0.049%) EngageOne
14 6 (0.042%) Stateflow
14 6 (0.042%) TargetLink
15 5 (0.035%) AutoCAD
15 5 (0.035%) InVision
Business Applications
1 135 (0.95%) Temenos T24
2 105 (0.74%) thinkFolio
3 76 (0.53%) SAP Hybris
4 72 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
5 43 (0.30%) Distributed Ledger
6 35 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
7 31 (0.22%) Magento
8 28 (0.20%) Summit
9 22 (0.15%) SDL Web 8
10 18 (0.13%) R3 Corda
11 15 (0.11%) SAP CRM
12 14 (0.098%) Dynamics NAV
13 10 (0.070%) Actimize
14 9 (0.063%) SAP ERP
14 9 (0.063%) SimCorp Dimension
15 7 (0.049%) Odoo
15 7 (0.049%) Shopify
16 5 (0.035%) Dynamics AX
16 5 (0.035%) Oracle EBS R12
17 4 (0.028%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 2,564 (17.95%) Amazon AWS
2 1,832 (12.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 779 (5.45%) Google Cloud Platform
4 495 (3.47%) SaaS
5 458 (3.21%) GitHub
6 287 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
7 285 (2.00%) Serverless
8 225 (1.58%) PaaS
9 203 (1.42%) AWS Lambda
10 174 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
11 170 (1.19%) Amazon S3
12 122 (0.85%) OpenShift
13 119 (0.83%) npm
14 109 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
15 90 (0.63%) Amazon SQS
16 89 (0.62%) IaaS
16 89 (0.62%) Office 365
17 79 (0.55%) IBM Cloud
18 73 (0.51%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
19 62 (0.43%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 287 (2.01%) TCP/IP
2 241 (1.69%) Internet
3 203 (1.42%) HTTP
4 137 (0.96%) Wireless
5 121 (0.85%) Firewall
6 116 (0.81%) RS-485
7 91 (0.64%) Modbus
8 85 (0.60%) Network Security
9 66 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
10 57 (0.40%) Bluetooth
11 54 (0.38%) DNS
12 52 (0.36%) Broadband
12 52 (0.36%) VPN
13 51 (0.36%) WAN
14 48 (0.34%) RS-232
15 47 (0.33%) Ethernet
16 46 (0.32%) LAN
17 36 (0.25%) AMQP
17 36 (0.25%) DHCP
18 34 (0.24%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,442 (10.10%) SQL Server
2 989 (6.92%) Big Data
2 989 (6.92%) NoSQL
3 844 (5.91%) MySQL
4 657 (4.60%) Hadoop
5 620 (4.34%) PostgreSQL
6 586 (4.10%) MongoDB
7 575 (4.03%) Relational Database
8 367 (2.57%) Apache Cassandra
9 255 (1.79%) Redis
10 244 (1.71%) Amazon Redshift
11 241 (1.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 204 (1.43%) Apache Hive
13 174 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
14 169 (1.18%) RDBMS
15 162 (1.13%) Neo4j
16 154 (1.08%) HBase
17 150 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 148 (1.04%) Blockchain
19 146 (1.02%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1,635 (11.45%) Git (software)
2 1,109 (7.76%) Jenkins
3 701 (4.91%) JIRA
4 607 (4.25%) Visual Studio
5 562 (3.93%) Maven
6 487 (3.41%) Selenium
7 303 (2.12%) Subversion
8 271 (1.90%) JUnit
9 266 (1.86%) Cucumber
10 261 (1.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 245 (1.72%) Bitbucket
12 217 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
13 205 (1.44%) webpack
14 192 (1.34%) gulp
15 183 (1.28%) Gradle
16 173 (1.21%) GitLab
17 167 (1.17%) Eclipse
18 151 (1.06%) TeamCity
19 136 (0.95%) NUnit
20 132 (0.92%) WebDriver
General
1 2,592 (18.15%) Finance
2 1,066 (7.46%) Banking
3 793 (5.55%) Retail
4 566 (3.96%) Marketing
5 534 (3.74%) Games
6 500 (3.50%) Electronics
7 468 (3.28%) Telecoms
8 364 (2.55%) Front Office
9 361 (2.53%) Manufacturing
10 217 (1.52%) Law
11 215 (1.51%) Automotive
12 213 (1.49%) Military
13 192 (1.34%) Aerospace
14 138 (0.97%) Advertising
15 120 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
16 119 (0.83%) Publishing
17 115 (0.81%) Legal
18 102 (0.71%) Investment Banking
19 69 (0.48%) Back Office
20 57 (0.40%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 5,541 (38.79%) Software Engineer
2 5,031 (35.22%) Developer
3 1,453 (10.17%) Java Developer
4 1,309 (9.16%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1,217 (8.52%) C# Developer
6 1,064 (7.45%) Java Engineer
7 1,040 (7.28%) Senior Developer
8 1,025 (7.18%) Software Developer
9 960 (6.72%) .NET Developer
10 943 (6.60%) Java Software Engineer
11 719 (5.03%) C# Software Engineer
12 668 (4.68%) C# .NET Developer
13 656 (4.59%) Architect
14 641 (4.49%) Embedded Engineer
15 602 (4.21%) Embedded Software Engineer
16 588 (4.12%) C++ Software Engineer
17 521 (3.65%) Junior
18 518 (3.63%) Graduate
19 489 (3.42%) .NET Software Engineer
20 478 (3.35%) Developer/Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,270 (22.89%) .NET
2 2,226 (15.58%) HTML
3 2,004 (14.03%) CSS
4 1,983 (13.88%) AngularJS
5 1,588 (11.12%) ASP.NET
6 1,421 (9.95%) React
7 1,322 (9.26%) Web Services
8 1,296 (9.07%) Node.js
9 1,280 (8.96%) Spring
10 1,230 (8.61%) RESTful
11 812 (5.69%) REST
12 793 (5.55%) ASP.NET MVC
13 720 (5.04%) HTML5
14 683 (4.78%) Kafka
15 674 (4.72%) jQuery
16 658 (4.61%) XML
17 539 (3.77%) .NET Framework
18 524 (3.67%) .NET Core
19 481 (3.37%) ASP.NET Web API
20 476 (3.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1,016 (7.11%) Analytical Skills
2 998 (6.99%) Greenfield Project
3 899 (6.29%) Algorithms
4 827 (5.79%) Fintech
5 763 (5.34%) User Experience
6 478 (3.35%) Enterprise Software
7 423 (2.96%) Mobile App
8 402 (2.81%) Management Information System
9 389 (2.72%) Self-Motivation
10 384 (2.69%) Derivative
11 374 (2.62%) Fixed Income
12 353 (2.47%) Data Structures
13 323 (2.26%) Hedge funds
14 313 (2.19%) Equities
15 297 (2.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 286 (2.00%) Embedded Systems
17 212 (1.48%) Virtual Team
18 205 (1.44%) Cloud Native
19 185 (1.30%) Device Driver
20 162 (1.13%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 2,254 (15.78%) Linux
2 1,001 (7.01%) Windows
3 630 (4.41%) Android
4 455 (3.19%) Unix
5 368 (2.58%) Apple iOS
6 160 (1.12%) Embedded Linux
7 114 (0.80%) FreeRTOS
8 113 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 107 (0.75%) Ubuntu
10 97 (0.68%) CentOS
11 75 (0.53%) Windows Server
12 58 (0.41%) Mac OS
13 45 (0.32%) Mac OS X
14 37 (0.26%) Debian
15 35 (0.25%) Windows 10
16 30 (0.21%) Windows 7
17 22 (0.15%) Fedora
17 22 (0.15%) Robot Operating System
18 17 (0.12%) VxWorks
19 14 (0.098%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7,340 (51.39%) Agile Software Development
2 2,515 (17.61%) Computer Science
3 2,459 (17.22%) TDD
4 2,446 (17.13%) DevOps
5 2,197 (15.38%) Scrum
6 2,120 (14.84%) Microservices
7 1,866 (13.06%) Continuous Integration
8 1,684 (11.79%) Test Automation
9 1,651 (11.56%) MVC
10 1,546 (10.82%) Problem-Solving
11 1,530 (10.71%) OO
12 1,332 (9.33%) Mentoring
13 1,216 (8.51%) SDLC
14 1,186 (8.30%) Mathematics
15 1,178 (8.25%) Machine Learning
16 1,106 (7.74%) Analytics
17 1,025 (7.18%) BDD
18 1,015 (7.11%) Continuous Delivery
19 992 (6.95%) Open Source
20 930 (6.51%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5,776 (40.44%) Java
2 4,656 (32.60%) C#
3 4,028 (28.20%) JavaScript
4 3,407 (23.85%) Python
5 3,281 (22.97%) C++
6 3,113 (21.80%) SQL
7 1,941 (13.59%) C
8 668 (4.68%) Scala
9 659 (4.61%) PHP
10 625 (4.38%) Java 8
11 616 (4.31%) Ruby
12 513 (3.59%) TypeScript
13 510 (3.57%) Go
14 393 (2.75%) Bash Shell
15 321 (2.25%) R
16 303 (2.12%) T-SQL
17 260 (1.82%) Embedded C
18 257 (1.80%) Kotlin
19 242 (1.69%) PL/SQL
20 238 (1.67%) ES6
Qualifications
1 3,245 (22.72%) Degree
2 945 (6.62%) Computer Science Degree
3 844 (5.91%) Security Cleared
4 549 (3.84%) SC Cleared
5 327 (2.29%) PhD
6 326 (2.28%) DV Cleared
7 124 (0.87%) Numerate Degree
8 96 (0.67%) CISSP
9 87 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
10 62 (0.43%) AWS Certification
11 60 (0.42%) Master's Degree
12 59 (0.41%) ISEB
13 58 (0.41%) CISM
14 56 (0.39%) MCP
15 54 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
16 53 (0.37%) ISTQB
17 52 (0.36%) SAFe Agilist
18 49 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
19 39 (0.27%) HND
20 38 (0.27%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,069 (7.48%) QA
2 132 (0.92%) GDPR
3 62 (0.43%) Data Quality
4 54 (0.38%) SLA
5 50 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 41 (0.29%) MiFID
7 31 (0.22%) IEC 61508
8 27 (0.19%) PSD2
9 26 (0.18%) DICOM
10 25 (0.18%) DO-178B
11 21 (0.15%) JTAG
12 20 (0.14%) MISRA
13 18 (0.13%) DO-254
14 15 (0.11%) GPG13
14 15 (0.11%) ISO 9001
15 14 (0.098%) MISRA C
16 13 (0.091%) ISO 13485
17 12 (0.084%) PCI DSS
18 11 (0.077%) ISO/IEC 20000
18 11 (0.077%) PMO
System Software
1 1,737 (12.16%) Docker
2 251 (1.76%) Firmware
3 89 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 87 (0.61%) Active Directory
5 57 (0.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 54 (0.38%) vSphere
7 53 (0.37%) VirtualBox
8 46 (0.32%) Hyper-V
9 32 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
10 28 (0.20%) HDFS
11 19 (0.13%) Apache Flume
12 18 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
13 11 (0.077%) Microsoft App-V
13 11 (0.077%) XenApp
13 11 (0.077%) XenDesktop
14 10 (0.070%) etcd
15 9 (0.063%) Squid
15 9 (0.063%) VMware ESXi
16 7 (0.049%) VMware NSX
17 6 (0.042%) iptables
Systems Management
1 1,022 (7.16%) Kubernetes
2 632 (4.42%) Ansible
3 577 (4.04%) Terraform
4 377 (2.64%) Puppet
5 347 (2.43%) Opscode Chef
6 78 (0.55%) Prometheus
7 66 (0.46%) Oozie
8 57 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
9 51 (0.36%) Grafana
10 49 (0.34%) HP ALM
11 44 (0.31%) Rancher
12 40 (0.28%) Docker Swarm
13 37 (0.26%) Mesos
14 34 (0.24%) Nagios
15 33 (0.23%) SELinux
16 32 (0.22%) SCCM
17 30 (0.21%) Ambari
18 29 (0.20%) Kibana
18 29 (0.20%) Salt
19 25 (0.18%) Packer
Vendors
1 1,725 (12.08%) Microsoft
2 770 (5.39%) Oracle
3 767 (5.37%) Google
4 311 (2.18%) SAP
5 193 (1.35%) IBM
6 157 (1.10%) Tableau
7 150 (1.05%) VMware
8 144 (1.01%) Atlassian
9 142 (0.99%) Sitecore
10 134 (0.94%) Cloudera
11 133 (0.93%) Adobe
12 124 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
13 122 (0.85%) Xamarin
14 117 (0.82%) hybris
15 110 (0.77%) Charles River
16 95 (0.67%) WorldPay
17 94 (0.66%) HP
18 91 (0.64%) Red Hat
19 82 (0.57%) Cadence
20 77 (0.54%) Cisco