Period
to 20 October 2018

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 20 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
UK > England
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 26 27
Rank change year-on-year +4 +1 +5
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 13,430 13,024 12,453
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 8.82% 7.96% 6.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.68% 8.70% 7.60%
Number of salaries quoted 10,791 10,505 11,033
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 138,796 149,766 163,761
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.10% 91.56% 90.90%
Number of salaries quoted 111,323 118,944 137,635
England median annual salary £52,225 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.45% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%

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 20 October 2018.

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 20 October 2018. 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 5,491 £67,500 +3.85% 877
South East +1 2,684 £50,000 +11.11% 502
North of England +5 1,921 £45,000 - 499
South West +3 1,332 £45,000 +5.88% 305
East of England -8 1,027 £50,000 +6.38% 383
North West +4 985 £49,500 +10.00% 259
Midlands +14 959 £45,000 +9.09% 250
Yorkshire +4 763 £45,000 - 164
West Midlands +11 528 £45,000 +9.76% 139
East Midlands +5 428 £45,000 +12.50% 111
North East +26 180 £45,000 +12.50% 76
Software Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, 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 6,624 (49.32%) Agile Software Development
2 5,340 (39.76%) Java
3 4,516 (33.63%) C#
4 4,184 (31.15%) JavaScript
5 3,450 (25.69%) SQL
6 3,328 (24.78%) .NET
7 3,053 (22.73%) Degree
8 2,993 (22.29%) C++
9 2,973 (22.14%) Python
10 2,665 (19.84%) TDD
11 2,574 (19.17%) Finance
12 2,563 (19.08%) HTML
13 2,357 (17.55%) Linux
14 2,310 (17.20%) Computer Science
15 2,280 (16.98%) AngularJS
16 2,265 (16.87%) Amazon AWS
17 2,242 (16.69%) CSS
17 2,242 (16.69%) Scrum
18 2,217 (16.51%) DevOps
19 2,052 (15.28%) Continuous Integration
20 1,911 (14.23%) Microservices
21 1,886 (14.04%) OO
22 1,737 (12.93%) C
23 1,729 (12.87%) Microsoft
24 1,705 (12.70%) Git (software)
25 1,684 (12.54%) Microsoft Azure
26 1,666 (12.41%) MVC
27 1,616 (12.03%) Test Automation
28 1,607 (11.97%) Docker
29 1,584 (11.79%) SQL Server

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
1 468 (3.48%) Elasticsearch
2 436 (3.25%) Apache
3 375 (2.79%) Apache Spark
4 370 (2.76%) CMS
5 201 (1.50%) Confluence
6 200 (1.49%) Tomcat
7 154 (1.15%) JBoss
8 107 (0.80%) IIS
9 103 (0.77%) Sitecore CMS
10 101 (0.75%) Ethereum
11 98 (0.73%) EPiServer
11 98 (0.73%) nginx
12 96 (0.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 89 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 85 (0.63%) SharePoint
15 83 (0.62%) WebSphere
16 74 (0.55%) Apache Solr
17 67 (0.50%) OpenStack
18 66 (0.49%) WebLogic
18 66 (0.49%) WordPress
Applications
1 88 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 85 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
3 41 (0.31%) Photoshop
4 33 (0.25%) Chatbot
5 29 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
6 26 (0.19%) Simulink
7 25 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 23 (0.17%) MS Visio
9 15 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
10 14 (0.10%) SPSS
11 11 (0.082%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 10 (0.074%) Maya
12 10 (0.074%) Spreadsheet
13 9 (0.067%) Stateflow
14 6 (0.045%) TargetLink
15 5 (0.037%) Snapchat
16 4 (0.030%) Doxygen
16 4 (0.030%) Fireworks
16 4 (0.030%) InVision
17 3 (0.022%) LibreOffice
Business Applications
1 64 (0.48%) SAP Hybris
2 51 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 44 (0.33%) Eloqua
4 41 (0.31%) Ripple
5 30 (0.22%) Distributed Ledger
6 29 (0.22%) thinkFolio
7 28 (0.21%) Magento
8 25 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
9 22 (0.16%) Eagle PACE
10 20 (0.15%) Front Arena
11 19 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
12 17 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
13 16 (0.12%) Bloomberg AIM
14 13 (0.097%) Actimize
14 13 (0.097%) SDL Web 8
15 12 (0.089%) Markit EDM
16 11 (0.082%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
17 7 (0.052%) Oracle EBS
17 7 (0.052%) Oracle Retail
18 6 (0.045%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 2,265 (16.87%) Amazon AWS
2 1,684 (12.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 452 (3.37%) Google Cloud Platform
4 429 (3.19%) SaaS
5 340 (2.53%) GitHub
6 250 (1.86%) Serverless
7 247 (1.84%) Cloud Computing
8 179 (1.33%) PaaS
9 156 (1.16%) npm
10 111 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
11 102 (0.76%) AWS Lambda
12 95 (0.71%) Office 365
13 92 (0.69%) Amazon S3
14 89 (0.66%) OpenShift
15 86 (0.64%) IaaS
16 71 (0.53%) Slack
17 67 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
18 38 (0.28%) Amazon Kinesis
19 31 (0.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
19 31 (0.23%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 325 (2.42%) HTTP
2 248 (1.85%) TCP/IP
3 231 (1.72%) Internet
4 155 (1.15%) Firewall
5 98 (0.73%) SSL
6 88 (0.66%) Wireless
7 83 (0.62%) Network Security
8 78 (0.58%) Ethernet
9 70 (0.52%) RS-232
10 62 (0.46%) Bluetooth
11 59 (0.44%) RS-485
12 57 (0.42%) DNS
13 44 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
14 41 (0.31%) WAN
15 38 (0.28%) Intranet
15 38 (0.28%) LAN
16 35 (0.26%) VoIP
16 35 (0.26%) VPN
17 34 (0.25%) FTP
18 28 (0.21%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,584 (11.79%) SQL Server
2 1,103 (8.21%) NoSQL
3 930 (6.92%) Big Data
4 870 (6.48%) MySQL
5 764 (5.69%) MongoDB
6 626 (4.66%) Relational Database
7 479 (3.57%) Hadoop
8 448 (3.34%) PostgreSQL
9 341 (2.54%) Apache Cassandra
10 248 (1.85%) Blockchain
10 248 (1.85%) Redis
11 231 (1.72%) RDBMS
12 171 (1.27%) Apache Hive
13 159 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
14 152 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 134 (1.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 110 (0.82%) Neo4j
17 108 (0.80%) Amazon Redshift
17 108 (0.80%) HBase
18 107 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1,705 (12.70%) Git (software)
2 1,266 (9.43%) Jenkins
3 760 (5.66%) Visual Studio
4 649 (4.83%) JIRA
5 642 (4.78%) Selenium
6 466 (3.47%) Maven
7 465 (3.46%) Subversion
8 416 (3.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 400 (2.98%) TeamCity
10 370 (2.76%) JUnit
11 354 (2.64%) Team Foundation Server
12 287 (2.14%) Cucumber
13 259 (1.93%) Octopus Deploy
14 239 (1.78%) Bitbucket
15 234 (1.74%) gulp
16 202 (1.50%) Gradle
17 198 (1.47%) NUnit
18 186 (1.38%) webpack
19 176 (1.31%) Eclipse
20 165 (1.23%) Ant
General
1 2,574 (19.17%) Finance
2 615 (4.58%) Banking
3 580 (4.32%) Games
4 547 (4.07%) Retail
5 532 (3.96%) Marketing
6 458 (3.41%) Electronics
7 345 (2.57%) Manufacturing
8 339 (2.52%) Telecoms
9 296 (2.20%) Front Office
10 253 (1.88%) Automotive
11 204 (1.52%) Financial Institution
12 197 (1.47%) Investment Banking
13 191 (1.42%) Law
14 186 (1.38%) Advertising
15 148 (1.10%) Aerospace
16 138 (1.03%) Military
17 129 (0.96%) Publishing
18 81 (0.60%) Back Office
19 59 (0.44%) Legal
20 40 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5,540 (41.25%) Software Engineer
2 5,090 (37.90%) Developer
3 1,503 (11.19%) Java Developer
4 1,298 (9.66%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1,181 (8.79%) C# Developer
6 1,098 (8.18%) Software Developer
7 1,079 (8.03%) Java Engineer
8 1,052 (7.83%) Senior Developer
9 959 (7.14%) .NET Developer
10 943 (7.02%) Java Software Engineer
11 827 (6.16%) C# Software Engineer
12 698 (5.20%) C++ Software Engineer
13 697 (5.19%) Developer/Software Engineer
14 671 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
15 608 (4.53%) Graduate
16 554 (4.13%) .NET Software Engineer
17 535 (3.98%) Architect
18 480 (3.57%) Embedded Engineer
19 436 (3.25%) Junior
20 433 (3.22%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,328 (24.78%) .NET
2 2,563 (19.08%) HTML
3 2,280 (16.98%) AngularJS
4 2,242 (16.69%) CSS
5 1,566 (11.66%) ASP.NET
6 1,548 (11.53%) Spring
7 1,535 (11.43%) Web Services
8 1,449 (10.79%) React
9 1,296 (9.65%) RESTful
10 1,182 (8.80%) Node.js
11 1,121 (8.35%) HTML5
12 981 (7.30%) jQuery
13 926 (6.90%) REST
14 824 (6.14%) ASP.NET MVC
15 665 (4.95%) .NET Framework
16 648 (4.83%) CSS3
17 599 (4.46%) XML
18 574 (4.27%) J2EE
19 540 (4.02%) Hibernate
20 520 (3.87%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 2,310 (17.20%) Computer Science
2 1,056 (7.86%) Greenfield Project
3 795 (5.92%) Algorithms
4 787 (5.86%) User Experience
5 772 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
6 678 (5.05%) Fintech
7 525 (3.91%) Enterprise Software
8 391 (2.91%) Data Structures
9 387 (2.88%) Mobile App
10 372 (2.77%) Self-Motivation
11 290 (2.16%) Hedge funds
12 265 (1.97%) Embedded Systems
13 212 (1.58%) Equities
14 206 (1.53%) Derivative
15 196 (1.46%) Fixed Income
16 182 (1.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 168 (1.25%) Management Information System
18 162 (1.21%) Public Cloud
19 156 (1.16%) Virtual Team
20 146 (1.09%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 2,357 (17.55%) Linux
2 1,216 (9.05%) Windows
3 477 (3.55%) Android
4 427 (3.18%) Unix
5 345 (2.57%) Apple iOS
6 138 (1.03%) Embedded Linux
7 116 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 112 (0.83%) CentOS
9 97 (0.72%) Mac OS X
10 83 (0.62%) Ubuntu
11 69 (0.51%) Windows Server
12 45 (0.34%) Windows 10
12 45 (0.34%) Windows 7
13 37 (0.28%) FreeRTOS
14 31 (0.23%) Debian
15 26 (0.19%) Mac OS
16 20 (0.15%) CoreOS
17 19 (0.14%) VMS
18 18 (0.13%) Windows Phone
19 16 (0.12%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,624 (49.32%) Agile Software Development
2 2,665 (19.84%) TDD
3 2,242 (16.69%) Scrum
4 2,217 (16.51%) DevOps
5 2,052 (15.28%) Continuous Integration
6 1,911 (14.23%) Microservices
7 1,886 (14.04%) OO
8 1,666 (12.41%) MVC
9 1,616 (12.03%) Test Automation
10 1,539 (11.46%) Problem-Solving
11 1,326 (9.87%) SDLC
12 1,237 (9.21%) BDD
13 1,191 (8.87%) Mentoring
14 1,112 (8.28%) Open Source
15 1,111 (8.27%) Mathematics
16 987 (7.35%) Unit Testing
17 944 (7.03%) Web Development
18 876 (6.52%) Machine Learning
19 875 (6.52%) Continuous Delivery
20 844 (6.28%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 5,340 (39.76%) Java
2 4,516 (33.63%) C#
3 4,184 (31.15%) JavaScript
4 3,450 (25.69%) SQL
5 2,993 (22.29%) C++
6 2,973 (22.14%) Python
7 1,737 (12.93%) C
8 821 (6.11%) Java 8
9 816 (6.08%) PHP
10 564 (4.20%) Scala
11 543 (4.04%) Ruby
12 436 (3.25%) Go
13 379 (2.82%) Bash Shell
14 371 (2.76%) TypeScript
15 370 (2.76%) T-SQL
16 310 (2.31%) PowerShell
17 273 (2.03%) Embedded C
18 239 (1.78%) PL/SQL
19 205 (1.53%) ES6
20 186 (1.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3,053 (22.73%) Degree
2 1,007 (7.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 731 (5.44%) Security Cleared
4 407 (3.03%) PhD
5 333 (2.48%) DV Cleared
6 319 (2.38%) SC Cleared
7 182 (1.36%) Master's Degree
8 141 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
9 127 (0.95%) CISSP
10 118 (0.88%) Numerate Degree
11 95 (0.71%) MPhil
12 89 (0.66%) CompTIA Security+
13 87 (0.65%) MCSE
14 78 (0.58%) GIAC
15 72 (0.54%) SANS
15 72 (0.54%) SSCP
16 69 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
16 69 (0.51%) SAFe Agilist
17 68 (0.51%) CCNA
18 65 (0.48%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 874 (6.51%) QA
2 105 (0.78%) GDPR
3 49 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 48 (0.36%) MISRA
5 36 (0.27%) ISO 9001
6 25 (0.19%) SLA
7 24 (0.18%) MISRA C
8 22 (0.16%) DO-178B
8 22 (0.16%) PCI DSS
9 19 (0.14%) GPG13
10 17 (0.13%) Data Quality
10 17 (0.13%) PMO
11 16 (0.12%) IEC 61508
12 14 (0.10%) DICOM
12 14 (0.10%) ECSS
13 9 (0.067%) IEC 61131
13 9 (0.067%) ISO 26262
14 8 (0.060%) Def Stans
14 8 (0.060%) ISO 13485
14 8 (0.060%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 1,607 (11.97%) Docker
2 212 (1.58%) Firmware
3 97 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 72 (0.54%) vSphere
5 65 (0.48%) Active Directory
6 51 (0.38%) VirtualBox
7 45 (0.34%) HDFS
8 34 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
9 32 (0.24%) Hyper-V
10 23 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
11 20 (0.15%) Varnish
12 18 (0.13%) VMware NSX
13 15 (0.11%) NFS
13 15 (0.11%) Samba
14 13 (0.097%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 12 (0.089%) Xen
16 11 (0.082%) Apache Flume
17 10 (0.074%) LXC
17 10 (0.074%) XenDesktop
18 9 (0.067%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 675 (5.03%) Kubernetes
2 577 (4.30%) Ansible
3 471 (3.51%) Terraform
4 402 (2.99%) Puppet
5 298 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
6 101 (0.75%) Salt
7 74 (0.55%) Docker Swarm
8 68 (0.51%) Prometheus
9 64 (0.48%) Packer
10 59 (0.44%) Nagios
11 53 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
12 46 (0.34%) Consul
12 46 (0.34%) Grafana
13 35 (0.26%) vCenter Server
14 34 (0.25%) Mesos
15 33 (0.25%) Kibana
16 31 (0.23%) ZABBIX
17 27 (0.20%) SCCM
18 22 (0.16%) Oozie
19 20 (0.15%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 1,729 (12.87%) Microsoft
2 748 (5.57%) Oracle
3 604 (4.50%) Google
4 240 (1.79%) SAP
5 178 (1.33%) VMware
6 174 (1.30%) Xamarin
7 153 (1.14%) Adobe
8 150 (1.12%) Red Hat
9 148 (1.10%) Atlassian
10 136 (1.01%) Sitecore
11 126 (0.94%) IBM
12 92 (0.69%) hybris
13 90 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
14 87 (0.65%) Tableau
15 78 (0.58%) Cloudera
16 73 (0.54%) Talend
17 66 (0.49%) Cisco
17 66 (0.49%) HP
18 65 (0.48%) Sun
19 62 (0.46%) Splunk