Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
UK > England
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 24 27
Rank change year-on-year +3 +3 +15
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 13,827 12,285 13,312
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 8.53% 7.32% 6.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.49% 8.17% 7.75%
Number of salaries quoted 11,242 10,744 11,862
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £27,525
90th Percentile £81,150 £78,750 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +10.05%

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 145,741 150,348 171,712
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 89.87% 89.53% 88.87%
Number of salaries quoted 117,883 125,250 143,807
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,500 £27,752
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,786 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.49% +2.71% +5.56%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 0 5,245 £62,500 - 1,012
South East +2 2,741 £47,500 +5.56% 476
East of England +9 1,878 £50,000 +11.11% 409
North of England +3 1,809 £47,500 +11.76% 437
South West +3 1,254 £45,000 - 255
North West +4 1,037 £47,500 +11.76% 228
Midlands -1 913 £42,500 +6.25% 264
Yorkshire +4 695 £50,000 +17.65% 177
West Midlands +3 508 £42,500 +6.25% 172
East Midlands -3 412 £42,500 +6.25% 90
North East -26 77 £40,000 - 32
Software Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, IT jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 6,806 (49.22%) Agile Software Development
2 5,512 (39.86%) Java
3 4,365 (31.57%) C#
4 4,276 (30.93%) JavaScript
5 3,515 (25.42%) Degree
6 3,455 (24.99%) C++
7 3,295 (23.83%) SQL
8 3,277 (23.70%) .NET
9 2,847 (20.59%) Computer Science
10 2,840 (20.54%) TDD
11 2,804 (20.28%) Python
12 2,744 (19.85%) HTML
13 2,726 (19.72%) Linux
14 2,634 (19.05%) Scrum
15 2,497 (18.06%) Finance
16 2,332 (16.87%) CSS
17 2,190 (15.84%) OO
18 2,139 (15.47%) AngularJS
19 1,819 (13.16%) C
20 1,787 (12.92%) Amazon AWS
21 1,751 (12.66%) Continuous Integration
22 1,744 (12.61%) MVC
23 1,695 (12.26%) SQL Server
23 1,695 (12.26%) Web Services
24 1,649 (11.93%) Windows
25 1,637 (11.84%) DevOps
26 1,595 (11.54%) ASP.NET
27 1,550 (11.21%) Git (software)
28 1,527 (11.04%) Microservices
29 1,519 (10.99%) Test Automation

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
1 423 (3.06%) Apache Spark
2 408 (2.95%) Elasticsearch
3 294 (2.13%) Tomcat
4 287 (2.08%) Apache
5 235 (1.70%) CMS
6 156 (1.13%) OpenStack
7 128 (0.93%) Confluence
8 126 (0.91%) Apache Solr
9 124 (0.90%) JBoss
10 113 (0.82%) IIS
11 99 (0.72%) SharePoint
12 84 (0.61%) WebSphere
13 71 (0.51%) nginx
14 65 (0.47%) Umbraco
15 58 (0.42%) Apache Pig
15 58 (0.42%) WebLogic
16 55 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 43 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 39 (0.28%) Jetty
19 35 (0.25%) EPiServer
Applications
1 70 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 56 (0.41%) Microsoft Office
3 55 (0.40%) Simulink
4 47 (0.34%) Photoshop
5 13 (0.094%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 12 (0.087%) SOLIDWORKS
7 10 (0.072%) Adobe Illustrator
7 10 (0.072%) Chatbot
8 7 (0.051%) Doxygen
8 7 (0.051%) InVision
9 6 (0.043%) Stateflow
10 5 (0.036%) EPLAN
10 5 (0.036%) HipChat
10 5 (0.036%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 5 (0.036%) SPSS
11 4 (0.029%) CPLEX
11 4 (0.029%) Fireworks
11 4 (0.029%) Microsoft Project
11 4 (0.029%) Spreadsheet
12 3 (0.022%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 88 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 60 (0.43%) SAP Hybris
3 38 (0.27%) Magento
4 16 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
4 16 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
5 15 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
6 14 (0.10%) Ripple
7 12 (0.087%) Distributed Ledger
8 10 (0.072%) Dynamics AX
8 10 (0.072%) LabWindows
9 9 (0.065%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 8 (0.058%) Ripple XRP
11 7 (0.051%) BASE24
12 5 (0.036%) Eloqua
12 5 (0.036%) Shopify
12 5 (0.036%) Visualfiles
13 4 (0.029%) Cognos TM1
13 4 (0.029%) Dynamics NAV
13 4 (0.029%) HFM
13 4 (0.029%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 1,787 (12.92%) Amazon AWS
2 981 (7.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 372 (2.69%) SaaS
4 347 (2.51%) GitHub
5 246 (1.78%) Google Cloud Platform
6 161 (1.16%) PaaS
7 143 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
8 121 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
9 116 (0.84%) Serverless
10 101 (0.73%) IaaS
11 85 (0.61%) npm
12 71 (0.51%) OpenShift
13 63 (0.46%) Office 365
14 59 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
15 57 (0.41%) Amazon S3
16 56 (0.41%) Amazon Kinesis
17 47 (0.34%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 47 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
18 41 (0.30%) Slack
19 38 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 326 (2.36%) Internet
2 317 (2.29%) Wireless
3 307 (2.22%) TCP/IP
4 260 (1.88%) HTTP
5 99 (0.72%) Firewall
6 77 (0.56%) Bluetooth
7 72 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
8 71 (0.51%) DNS
9 62 (0.45%) Ethernet
10 60 (0.43%) SSL
11 59 (0.43%) UMTS
12 56 (0.41%) GSM
12 56 (0.41%) LTE
13 55 (0.40%) DHCP
14 50 (0.36%) Network Security
15 48 (0.35%) Wireshark
16 46 (0.33%) VoIP
16 46 (0.33%) VPN
17 43 (0.31%) RTP
18 39 (0.28%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,695 (12.26%) SQL Server
2 1,110 (8.03%) NoSQL
3 1,012 (7.32%) MySQL
4 864 (6.25%) Big Data
5 778 (5.63%) MongoDB
6 636 (4.60%) Relational Database
7 560 (4.05%) Hadoop
8 487 (3.52%) PostgreSQL
9 413 (2.99%) Apache Cassandra
10 279 (2.02%) Redis
11 221 (1.60%) RDBMS
12 190 (1.37%) Oracle Database
13 167 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
14 140 (1.01%) Apache Hive
15 112 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
16 110 (0.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 104 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 93 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
19 91 (0.66%) HBase
20 89 (0.64%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 1,550 (11.21%) Git (software)
2 911 (6.59%) Jenkins
3 664 (4.80%) JIRA
4 634 (4.59%) Visual Studio
5 599 (4.33%) Subversion
6 492 (3.56%) Selenium
7 444 (3.21%) Maven
8 427 (3.09%) JUnit
9 384 (2.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 343 (2.48%) Cucumber
11 319 (2.31%) TeamCity
12 302 (2.18%) Team Foundation Server
13 295 (2.13%) NUnit
14 202 (1.46%) Octopus Deploy
15 197 (1.42%) Gradle
16 184 (1.33%) Bitbucket
17 170 (1.23%) gulp
18 144 (1.04%) MSBuild
19 139 (1.01%) Eclipse
19 139 (1.01%) Mercurial
General
1 2,497 (18.06%) Finance
2 930 (6.73%) Banking
3 690 (4.99%) Retail
4 620 (4.48%) Electronics
5 529 (3.83%) Games
6 510 (3.69%) Telecoms
7 430 (3.11%) Investment Banking
8 374 (2.70%) Marketing
9 328 (2.37%) Retail Banking
10 243 (1.76%) Front Office
11 217 (1.57%) Manufacturing
12 196 (1.42%) Advertising
13 173 (1.25%) Automotive
14 127 (0.92%) Aerospace
15 113 (0.82%) Financial Institution
16 112 (0.81%) Law
17 83 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
18 82 (0.59%) Publishing
19 74 (0.54%) Legal
20 58 (0.42%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6,072 (43.91%) Software Engineer
2 5,304 (38.36%) Developer
3 1,569 (11.35%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1,446 (10.46%) Java Developer
5 1,350 (9.76%) Java Engineer
6 1,325 (9.58%) Software Developer
7 1,178 (8.52%) C++ Software Engineer
8 1,159 (8.38%) Java Software Engineer
9 1,150 (8.32%) C# Developer
10 1,129 (8.17%) Senior Developer
11 1,079 (7.80%) .NET Developer
12 868 (6.28%) C# Software Engineer
13 833 (6.02%) Developer/Software Engineer
14 748 (5.41%) C# .NET Developer
15 713 (5.16%) Embedded Engineer
16 699 (5.06%) Graduate
17 623 (4.51%) Embedded Software Engineer
18 586 (4.24%) .NET Software Engineer
19 497 (3.59%) C# Software Developer
20 484 (3.50%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,277 (23.70%) .NET
2 2,744 (19.85%) HTML
3 2,332 (16.87%) CSS
4 2,139 (15.47%) AngularJS
5 1,695 (12.26%) Web Services
6 1,595 (11.54%) ASP.NET
7 1,369 (9.90%) Spring
8 1,284 (9.29%) RESTful
9 1,269 (9.18%) React
10 1,240 (8.97%) Node.js
11 1,182 (8.55%) HTML5
12 1,122 (8.11%) jQuery
13 1,104 (7.98%) REST
14 898 (6.49%) XML
15 782 (5.66%) .NET Framework
16 736 (5.32%) ASP.NET MVC
17 664 (4.80%) ASP.NET Web API
18 577 (4.17%) WCF
19 564 (4.08%) CSS3
20 533 (3.85%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2,847 (20.59%) Computer Science
2 962 (6.96%) Greenfield Project
3 912 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
4 863 (6.24%) User Experience
5 857 (6.20%) Algorithms
6 476 (3.44%) Fintech
7 396 (2.86%) Mobile App
8 389 (2.81%) Enterprise Software
9 261 (1.89%) Data Structures
10 242 (1.75%) Embedded Systems
11 190 (1.37%) Client/Server
12 169 (1.22%) Derivative
13 165 (1.19%) Management Information System
14 151 (1.09%) Data Centre
15 138 (1.00%) Public Cloud
16 115 (0.83%) Online Banking
17 101 (0.73%) Robotics
18 92 (0.67%) Device Driver
19 91 (0.66%) Linux Command Line
20 89 (0.64%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 2,726 (19.72%) Linux
2 1,649 (11.93%) Windows
3 625 (4.52%) Unix
4 611 (4.42%) Android
5 472 (3.41%) Apple iOS
6 209 (1.51%) Embedded Linux
7 120 (0.87%) Windows Server
8 78 (0.56%) Ubuntu
9 57 (0.41%) Debian
10 53 (0.38%) CentOS
11 49 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 49 (0.35%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 46 (0.33%) Windows 10
13 40 (0.29%) CoreOS
14 37 (0.27%) Mac OS
15 36 (0.26%) Windows 7
16 34 (0.25%) AIX
16 34 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
17 30 (0.22%) VxWorks
18 29 (0.21%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,806 (49.22%) Agile Software Development
2 2,840 (20.54%) TDD
3 2,634 (19.05%) Scrum
4 2,190 (15.84%) OO
5 1,751 (12.66%) Continuous Integration
6 1,744 (12.61%) MVC
7 1,637 (11.84%) DevOps
8 1,527 (11.04%) Microservices
9 1,519 (10.99%) Test Automation
10 1,486 (10.75%) SDLC
11 1,366 (9.88%) BDD
12 1,140 (8.24%) Mathematics
13 1,079 (7.80%) Web Development
14 1,060 (7.67%) Unit Testing
15 1,036 (7.49%) Mentoring
16 990 (7.16%) Open Source
17 973 (7.04%) Multithreading
18 932 (6.74%) OOP
19 837 (6.05%) E-Commerce
20 808 (5.84%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 5,512 (39.86%) Java
2 4,365 (31.57%) C#
3 4,276 (30.93%) JavaScript
4 3,455 (24.99%) C++
5 3,295 (23.83%) SQL
6 2,804 (20.28%) Python
7 1,819 (13.16%) C
8 948 (6.86%) PHP
9 811 (5.87%) Scala
10 696 (5.03%) Ruby
11 417 (3.02%) T-SQL
12 390 (2.82%) Embedded C
13 383 (2.77%) Go
14 305 (2.21%) Bash Shell
15 294 (2.13%) PowerShell
16 287 (2.08%) Perl
17 277 (2.00%) MATLAB
18 270 (1.95%) Embedded C++
19 227 (1.64%) TypeScript
20 212 (1.53%) R
Qualifications
1 3,515 (25.42%) Degree
2 1,222 (8.84%) Computer Science Degree
3 489 (3.54%) Security Cleared
4 420 (3.04%) PhD
5 221 (1.60%) SC Cleared
6 146 (1.06%) DV Cleared
7 127 (0.92%) Master's Degree
8 109 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
9 95 (0.69%) Numerate Degree
10 55 (0.40%) CISSP
11 53 (0.38%) Sun Certification
12 50 (0.36%) MCP
13 49 (0.35%) ISEB
14 48 (0.35%) PMI Certification
15 39 (0.28%) PMP
16 38 (0.27%) HND
17 37 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
17 37 (0.27%) CompTIA Security+
17 37 (0.27%) MCSD
18 33 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 948 (6.86%) QA
2 69 (0.50%) MISRA
3 68 (0.49%) GCP
4 42 (0.30%) PCI DSS
5 36 (0.26%) MISRA C
6 34 (0.25%) DO-178B
6 34 (0.25%) ISO 9001
7 30 (0.22%) Data Quality
7 30 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 30 (0.22%) SLA
8 24 (0.17%) MiFID
8 24 (0.17%) PMO
9 23 (0.17%) GDPR
10 21 (0.15%) ISO 13485
11 20 (0.14%) ECSS
11 20 (0.14%) IEC 62304
12 18 (0.13%) ISO 26262
13 16 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
14 14 (0.10%) IEC 61508
15 13 (0.094%) SEPA
System Software
1 1,011 (7.31%) Docker
2 181 (1.31%) Firmware
3 132 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 99 (0.72%) Active Directory
5 47 (0.34%) Hyper-V
6 36 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
7 35 (0.25%) HDFS
7 35 (0.25%) vSphere
8 33 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
9 22 (0.16%) Apache Flume
10 21 (0.15%) Ceph
10 21 (0.15%) VMware NSX
10 21 (0.15%) Xen
11 16 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
12 13 (0.094%) LXC
12 13 (0.094%) NFS
13 11 (0.080%) Microsoft App-V
13 11 (0.080%) Oracle RAC
13 11 (0.080%) XenApp
14 10 (0.072%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 498 (3.60%) Ansible
2 489 (3.54%) Puppet
3 390 (2.82%) Opscode Chef
4 378 (2.73%) Kubernetes
5 148 (1.07%) Terraform
6 45 (0.33%) HockeyApp
7 43 (0.31%) Mesos
8 37 (0.27%) Salt
9 36 (0.26%) Kibana
10 33 (0.24%) Nagios
11 32 (0.23%) vCenter Server
12 29 (0.21%) Packer
13 26 (0.19%) Marathon
14 25 (0.18%) Prometheus
15 21 (0.15%) Docker Swarm
15 21 (0.15%) SCVMM
15 21 (0.15%) ZABBIX
16 19 (0.14%) Grafana
17 15 (0.11%) Graphite
18 14 (0.10%) logstash
Vendors
1 1,343 (9.71%) Microsoft
2 1,022 (7.39%) Oracle
3 516 (3.73%) Google
4 243 (1.76%) SAP
5 232 (1.68%) VMware
6 164 (1.19%) Atlassian
7 125 (0.90%) Zend
8 117 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
9 113 (0.82%) Cisco
10 107 (0.77%) IBM
11 97 (0.70%) Red Hat
12 93 (0.67%) Adobe
13 88 (0.64%) Xamarin
14 77 (0.56%) hybris
15 74 (0.54%) WorldPay
16 71 (0.51%) Sun
17 69 (0.50%) Sophos
18 67 (0.48%) Cadence
19 52 (0.38%) HP
20 48 (0.35%) Facebook