Period
to 20 November 2017

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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 26 29
Rank change year-on-year +3 +3 +12
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 13754 12261 13555
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 8.16% 6.95% 6.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.08% 7.77% 7.43%
Number of salaries quoted 11091 10829 11916
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £78,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%

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 151516 157743 182536
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 89.93% 89.35% 88.74%
Number of salaries quoted 120527 132311 151934
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +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 20 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 +2 5305 £62,500 - 527
South East +2 2664 £45,000 - 207
East of England +8 1881 £47,500 +5.56% 186
North of England +9 1787 £45,000 +8.43% 203
South West +3 1275 £45,000 - 100
North West +6 993 £45,000 +5.88% 86
Midlands -3 881 £42,500 +6.25% 81
Yorkshire +8 722 £47,500 +14.46% 100
West Midlands +8 520 £42,200 +10.33% 46
East Midlands -6 373 £40,000 - 34
North East -23 72 £40,000 +14.29% 17
Software Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, 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 6709 (48.78%) Agile Software Development
2 5594 (40.67%) Java
3 4228 (30.74%) C#
4 4180 (30.39%) JavaScript
5 3775 (27.45%) Degree
6 3453 (25.11%) C++
7 3200 (23.27%) SQL
8 3187 (23.17%) .NET
9 3013 (21.91%) Computer Science
10 2862 (20.81%) HTML
11 2791 (20.29%) Linux
12 2747 (19.97%) TDD
13 2729 (19.84%) Finance
14 2700 (19.63%) Python
15 2614 (19.01%) Scrum
16 2372 (17.25%) CSS
17 2308 (16.78%) OO
18 2080 (15.12%) AngularJS
19 1859 (13.52%) C
20 1774 (12.90%) MVC
21 1726 (12.55%) Continuous Integration
22 1718 (12.49%) SQL Server
23 1669 (12.13%) Windows
24 1647 (11.97%) Web Services
25 1595 (11.60%) Amazon AWS
26 1569 (11.41%) SDLC
27 1560 (11.34%) Git (software)
28 1527 (11.10%) ASP.NET
29 1506 (10.95%) DevOps
30 1440 (10.47%) 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
1 406 (2.95%) Elasticsearch
2 403 (2.93%) Apache Spark
3 394 (2.86%) Tomcat
4 361 (2.62%) Apache
5 214 (1.56%) CMS
6 141 (1.03%) JBoss
7 139 (1.01%) OpenStack
8 130 (0.95%) IIS
9 123 (0.89%) Confluence
10 114 (0.83%) Apache Solr
11 85 (0.62%) WebLogic
12 83 (0.60%) SharePoint
13 78 (0.57%) WebSphere
14 75 (0.55%) nginx
15 63 (0.46%) Jetty
16 59 (0.43%) SAS
17 55 (0.40%) Umbraco
18 53 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 50 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
20 48 (0.35%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 104 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 77 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
3 61 (0.44%) Simulink
4 48 (0.35%) Photoshop
5 14 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 13 (0.095%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 9 (0.065%) SOLIDWORKS
8 8 (0.058%) Adobe Illustrator
9 7 (0.051%) Doxygen
9 7 (0.051%) Spreadsheet
9 7 (0.051%) Stateflow
10 6 (0.044%) Adobe After Effects
10 6 (0.044%) InVision
10 6 (0.044%) SPSS
11 5 (0.036%) Chatbot
11 5 (0.036%) EPLAN
11 5 (0.036%) MS Visio
12 4 (0.029%) CPLEX
12 4 (0.029%) HipChat
12 4 (0.029%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 43 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 38 (0.28%) SAP Hybris
3 34 (0.25%) Magento
4 18 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
5 13 (0.095%) Dynamics AX
6 10 (0.073%) Eloqua
7 9 (0.065%) LabWindows
7 9 (0.065%) Payment Gateway
7 9 (0.065%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 8 (0.058%) HFM
9 6 (0.044%) Oracle BPM
10 5 (0.036%) Cognos TM1
10 5 (0.036%) Dynamics NAV
10 5 (0.036%) MetaTrader
10 5 (0.036%) SessionCam
10 5 (0.036%) Social Studio
11 4 (0.029%) Hyperion Enterprise
11 4 (0.029%) ReMetrica
11 4 (0.029%) Shopify
11 4 (0.029%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 1595 (11.60%) Amazon AWS
2 878 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 376 (2.73%) GitHub
4 330 (2.40%) SaaS
5 215 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
6 183 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
7 144 (1.05%) PaaS
8 115 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
9 104 (0.76%) IaaS
10 96 (0.70%) Serverless
11 76 (0.55%) npm
12 63 (0.46%) OpenShift
13 59 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
14 57 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
15 51 (0.37%) Office 365
16 46 (0.33%) Amazon Kinesis
17 42 (0.31%) Amazon S3
18 37 (0.27%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
19 32 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 32 (0.23%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 351 (2.55%) Internet
2 309 (2.25%) HTTP
3 290 (2.11%) TCP/IP
4 249 (1.81%) Wireless
5 110 (0.80%) Firewall
6 81 (0.59%) Ethernet
7 79 (0.57%) Bluetooth
8 68 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
9 65 (0.47%) DNS
10 61 (0.44%) SSL
11 53 (0.39%) VoIP
12 52 (0.38%) UMTS
13 50 (0.36%) GSM
14 48 (0.35%) LTE
14 48 (0.35%) VPN
15 39 (0.28%) DHCP
16 38 (0.28%) Wireshark
17 37 (0.27%) InfiniBand
18 34 (0.25%) RTP
19 33 (0.24%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1718 (12.49%) SQL Server
2 1032 (7.50%) NoSQL
3 1018 (7.40%) MySQL
4 846 (6.15%) Big Data
5 718 (5.22%) MongoDB
6 705 (5.13%) Relational Database
7 568 (4.13%) Hadoop
8 432 (3.14%) PostgreSQL
9 397 (2.89%) Apache Cassandra
10 277 (2.01%) RDBMS
11 250 (1.82%) Redis
12 212 (1.54%) Oracle Database
13 145 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
14 142 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
15 119 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 118 (0.86%) Apache Hive
17 107 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 98 (0.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 96 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
20 86 (0.63%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 1560 (11.34%) Git (software)
2 891 (6.48%) Jenkins
3 697 (5.07%) Visual Studio
4 639 (4.65%) JIRA
5 605 (4.40%) Subversion
6 509 (3.70%) Maven
7 502 (3.65%) Selenium
8 459 (3.34%) JUnit
9 355 (2.58%) TeamCity
10 348 (2.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 338 (2.46%) Cucumber
12 326 (2.37%) NUnit
13 321 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
14 211 (1.53%) Gradle
15 192 (1.40%) Octopus Deploy
16 177 (1.29%) Eclipse
17 172 (1.25%) Bitbucket
18 154 (1.12%) MSBuild
19 153 (1.11%) Mercurial
20 145 (1.05%) gulp
General
1 2729 (19.84%) Finance
2 1205 (8.76%) Banking
3 643 (4.68%) Investment Banking
4 633 (4.60%) Electronics
5 589 (4.28%) Telecoms
6 557 (4.05%) Retail
7 548 (3.98%) Retail Banking
8 471 (3.42%) Games
9 450 (3.27%) Marketing
10 372 (2.70%) Front Office
11 302 (2.20%) Manufacturing
12 209 (1.52%) Automotive
13 177 (1.29%) Advertising
14 158 (1.15%) Financial Institution
15 146 (1.06%) Aerospace
16 108 (0.79%) Legal
17 100 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
18 97 (0.71%) Publishing
19 92 (0.67%) Law
20 79 (0.57%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6153 (44.74%) Software Engineer
2 5138 (37.36%) Developer
3 1506 (10.95%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1323 (9.62%) Software Developer
5 1309 (9.52%) Java Developer
6 1288 (9.36%) Java Engineer
7 1223 (8.89%) C++ Software Engineer
8 1099 (7.99%) C# Developer
9 1091 (7.93%) Senior Developer
10 1090 (7.92%) Java Software Engineer
11 1073 (7.80%) .NET Developer
12 873 (6.35%) C# Software Engineer
13 821 (5.97%) Developer/Software Engineer
14 746 (5.42%) C# .NET Developer
15 734 (5.34%) Graduate
16 641 (4.66%) Embedded Engineer
17 580 (4.22%) .NET Software Engineer
18 567 (4.12%) Embedded Software Engineer
19 481 (3.50%) C# Software Developer
20 462 (3.36%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3187 (23.17%) .NET
2 2862 (20.81%) HTML
3 2372 (17.25%) CSS
4 2080 (15.12%) AngularJS
5 1647 (11.97%) Web Services
6 1527 (11.10%) ASP.NET
7 1339 (9.74%) Spring
8 1222 (8.88%) HTML5
9 1218 (8.86%) Node.js
10 1183 (8.60%) REST
11 1175 (8.54%) RESTful
12 1132 (8.23%) jQuery
13 1106 (8.04%) React
14 976 (7.10%) XML
15 714 (5.19%) .NET Framework
16 703 (5.11%) ASP.NET MVC
17 680 (4.94%) ASP.NET Web API
18 603 (4.38%) CSS3
19 592 (4.30%) Hibernate
20 590 (4.29%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3013 (21.91%) Computer Science
2 1088 (7.91%) Analytical Skills
3 881 (6.41%) Greenfield Project
4 818 (5.95%) Algorithms
5 792 (5.76%) User Experience
6 492 (3.58%) Fintech
7 419 (3.05%) Mobile App
8 352 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
9 265 (1.93%) Data Structures
9 265 (1.93%) Derivative
10 247 (1.80%) Embedded Systems
11 218 (1.58%) Management Information System
12 200 (1.45%) Client/Server
13 165 (1.20%) Equity Derivative
14 145 (1.05%) Online Banking
15 125 (0.91%) Data Centre
16 100 (0.73%) Device Driver
17 98 (0.71%) Public Cloud
18 95 (0.69%) Virtual Team
19 92 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 2791 (20.29%) Linux
2 1669 (12.13%) Windows
3 694 (5.05%) Unix
4 620 (4.51%) Android
5 473 (3.44%) Apple iOS
6 210 (1.53%) Embedded Linux
7 111 (0.81%) Windows Server
8 80 (0.58%) Ubuntu
9 75 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 74 (0.54%) CentOS
11 62 (0.45%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 53 (0.39%) Debian
13 49 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
14 44 (0.32%) Mac OS X
15 42 (0.31%) Windows 10
16 40 (0.29%) VxWorks
17 38 (0.28%) Windows 7
18 37 (0.27%) Mac OS
19 32 (0.23%) CoreOS
20 29 (0.21%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6709 (48.78%) Agile Software Development
2 2747 (19.97%) TDD
3 2614 (19.01%) Scrum
4 2308 (16.78%) OO
5 1774 (12.90%) MVC
6 1726 (12.55%) Continuous Integration
7 1569 (11.41%) SDLC
8 1506 (10.95%) DevOps
9 1440 (10.47%) Test Automation
10 1368 (9.95%) Microservices
11 1311 (9.53%) BDD
12 1139 (8.28%) Unit Testing
13 1124 (8.17%) Mathematics
14 1069 (7.77%) Web Development
15 1026 (7.46%) Multithreading
16 1020 (7.42%) Mentoring
17 997 (7.25%) Open Source
18 925 (6.73%) OOP
19 773 (5.62%) Analytics
20 727 (5.29%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 5594 (40.67%) Java
2 4228 (30.74%) C#
3 4180 (30.39%) JavaScript
4 3453 (25.11%) C++
5 3200 (23.27%) SQL
6 2700 (19.63%) Python
7 1859 (13.52%) C
8 862 (6.27%) PHP
9 800 (5.82%) Scala
10 692 (5.03%) Ruby
11 457 (3.32%) T-SQL
12 399 (2.90%) Embedded C
13 373 (2.71%) Go
14 304 (2.21%) MATLAB
15 295 (2.14%) Perl
16 268 (1.95%) Bash Shell
17 262 (1.90%) PL/SQL
18 258 (1.88%) PowerShell
19 243 (1.77%) Embedded C++
20 231 (1.68%) R
Qualifications
1 3775 (27.45%) Degree
2 1280 (9.31%) Computer Science Degree
3 562 (4.09%) Security Cleared
4 421 (3.06%) PhD
5 232 (1.69%) SC Cleared
6 157 (1.14%) DV Cleared
7 128 (0.93%) Numerate Degree
8 125 (0.91%) Master's Degree
9 107 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
10 68 (0.49%) HND
11 65 (0.47%) ISEB
12 56 (0.41%) PMI Certification
13 53 (0.39%) MCP
14 47 (0.34%) Sun Certification
15 46 (0.33%) ISTQB
16 43 (0.31%) CISSP
17 41 (0.30%) PMP
18 35 (0.25%) CompTIA Security+
18 35 (0.25%) Security+ Certification
19 32 (0.23%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 910 (6.62%) QA
2 65 (0.47%) MISRA
3 59 (0.43%) GCP
4 50 (0.36%) ISO 9001
5 39 (0.28%) SLA
6 37 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 35 (0.25%) MISRA C
8 34 (0.25%) PCI DSS
9 33 (0.24%) Data Quality
9 33 (0.24%) DO-178B
10 27 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
11 26 (0.19%) SEPA
12 21 (0.15%) ISO 26262
12 21 (0.15%) MiFID
13 20 (0.15%) IEC 61508
13 20 (0.15%) ISO 13485
13 20 (0.15%) PMO
14 18 (0.13%) IEC 62304
15 16 (0.12%) ECSS
16 14 (0.10%) GDPR
System Software
1 924 (6.72%) Docker
2 182 (1.32%) Firmware
3 109 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 82 (0.60%) Active Directory
5 41 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
6 34 (0.25%) Hyper-V
7 33 (0.24%) HDFS
8 26 (0.19%) Apache Flume
9 23 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
10 22 (0.16%) vSphere
11 21 (0.15%) Xen
12 15 (0.11%) KVM
12 15 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
13 14 (0.10%) Ceph
14 13 (0.095%) Oracle RAC
15 12 (0.087%) NFS
15 12 (0.087%) VMware NSX
16 9 (0.065%) Snort
17 7 (0.051%) VirtualBox
18 6 (0.044%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 488 (3.55%) Puppet
2 458 (3.33%) Ansible
3 368 (2.68%) Opscode Chef
4 293 (2.13%) Kubernetes
5 118 (0.86%) Terraform
6 42 (0.31%) Mesos
7 38 (0.28%) Packer
8 36 (0.26%) Salt
9 34 (0.25%) Nagios
10 27 (0.20%) Kibana
11 25 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
12 22 (0.16%) Consul
12 22 (0.16%) Opsview
13 21 (0.15%) Grafana
13 21 (0.15%) ZABBIX
14 20 (0.15%) Marathon
15 18 (0.13%) HockeyApp
16 17 (0.12%) Capistrano
16 17 (0.12%) Oracle RMAN
17 16 (0.12%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 1247 (9.07%) Microsoft
2 1119 (8.14%) Oracle
3 449 (3.26%) Google
4 294 (2.14%) SAP
5 186 (1.35%) VMware
6 142 (1.03%) Red Hat
7 136 (0.99%) Zend
8 119 (0.87%) Atlassian
8 119 (0.87%) IBM
9 103 (0.75%) Adobe
10 99 (0.72%) Cisco
10 99 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
11 97 (0.71%) Cadence
12 94 (0.68%) Sun
13 80 (0.58%) Xamarin
14 73 (0.53%) HP
15 63 (0.46%) hybris
16 52 (0.38%) Splunk
17 48 (0.35%) Sophos
18 45 (0.33%) SaltStack