Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
UK > England
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 25 27
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2 +12
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 14,472 12,650 13,046
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 8.80% 7.57% 6.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.71% 8.35% 7.57%
Number of salaries quoted 11,426 10,397 11,567
England median annual salary £52,500 £49,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% - +8.89%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,200 £77,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.53% - +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 149,061 151,507 172,398
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 90.67% 90.67% 90.04%
Number of salaries quoted 119,997 123,028 145,152
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% -

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 July 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 16 July 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 +5 5,709 £65,000 - 802
South East +2 2,768 £50,000 +11.11% 512
North of England +5 2,131 £45,000 +2.27% 352
South West +2 1,479 £47,500 +18.75% 244
East of England -1 1,379 £50,000 +11.11% 303
North West +14 1,155 £48,500 +7.78% 182
Midlands +13 1,018 £45,000 +12.50% 229
Yorkshire -6 797 £45,000 +2.27% 138
West Midlands +15 616 £45,000 +12.50% 144
East Midlands +6 401 £45,000 +12.50% 84
North East +21 179 £47,500 +18.75% 32
Software Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 7,417 (51.25%) Agile Software Development
2 5,864 (40.52%) Java
3 4,730 (32.68%) C#
4 4,627 (31.97%) JavaScript
5 3,714 (25.66%) SQL
6 3,557 (24.58%) .NET
7 3,449 (23.83%) Degree
8 3,233 (22.34%) C++
9 3,151 (21.77%) Python
10 3,076 (21.25%) TDD
11 2,785 (19.24%) HTML
12 2,695 (18.62%) Finance
13 2,684 (18.55%) Computer Science
14 2,638 (18.23%) AngularJS
15 2,594 (17.92%) Scrum
16 2,587 (17.88%) Linux
17 2,445 (16.89%) Amazon AWS
18 2,356 (16.28%) CSS
19 2,339 (16.16%) DevOps
20 2,286 (15.80%) Continuous Integration
21 2,142 (14.80%) OO
22 1,986 (13.72%) Microservices
23 1,984 (13.71%) C
24 1,956 (13.52%) MVC
25 1,929 (13.33%) Git (software)
26 1,915 (13.23%) Web Services
27 1,784 (12.33%) Spring
28 1,767 (12.21%) SQL Server
29 1,764 (12.19%) Test Automation
30 1,762 (12.18%) Microsoft

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
1 458 (3.16%) Elasticsearch
2 444 (3.07%) Apache
3 408 (2.82%) CMS
4 386 (2.67%) Apache Spark
5 318 (2.20%) Tomcat
6 216 (1.49%) Confluence
7 215 (1.49%) JBoss
8 202 (1.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 152 (1.05%) WebSphere
10 109 (0.75%) IIS
11 104 (0.72%) Apache Solr
12 100 (0.69%) OpenStack
13 97 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
14 94 (0.65%) WebLogic
15 90 (0.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 87 (0.60%) nginx
17 75 (0.52%) EPiServer
18 72 (0.50%) Ethereum
19 70 (0.48%) SharePoint
20 63 (0.44%) Umbraco
Applications
1 112 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 91 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
3 51 (0.35%) Photoshop
4 41 (0.28%) Simulink
5 34 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 20 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
7 18 (0.12%) MS Visio
8 16 (0.11%) Chatbot
9 15 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
10 12 (0.083%) Spreadsheet
10 12 (0.083%) Stateflow
11 10 (0.069%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 7 (0.048%) TargetLink
13 6 (0.041%) GIMP
14 5 (0.035%) SPSS
15 4 (0.028%) Doxygen
15 4 (0.028%) Fireworks
15 4 (0.028%) SOLIDWORKS
16 3 (0.021%) LibreOffice
17 2 (0.014%) InVision
Business Applications
1 72 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 56 (0.39%) SAP Hybris
3 55 (0.38%) thinkFolio
4 51 (0.35%) Front Arena
5 48 (0.33%) Eagle PACE
6 42 (0.29%) Eloqua
7 38 (0.26%) Distributed Ledger
8 35 (0.24%) Ripple
9 25 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
10 24 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
11 19 (0.13%) Bloomberg AIM
11 19 (0.13%) Magento
12 17 (0.12%) Markit EDM
13 16 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
14 10 (0.069%) Cognos TM1
15 9 (0.062%) SDL Web 8
16 8 (0.055%) Oracle EBS
16 8 (0.055%) Oracle Financials
16 8 (0.055%) SimCorp Dimension
17 7 (0.048%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 2,445 (16.89%) Amazon AWS
2 1,592 (11.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 437 (3.02%) SaaS
4 365 (2.52%) Google Cloud Platform
5 356 (2.46%) GitHub
6 236 (1.63%) Serverless
7 210 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
8 191 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
9 152 (1.05%) Amazon S3
9 152 (1.05%) PaaS
10 150 (1.04%) npm
11 118 (0.82%) IaaS
12 112 (0.77%) AWS Lambda
13 86 (0.59%) OpenShift
14 80 (0.55%) Office 365
15 73 (0.50%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 67 (0.46%) Slack
17 61 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
18 57 (0.39%) Amazon Kinesis
19 49 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 340 (2.35%) Internet
2 318 (2.20%) HTTP
3 276 (1.91%) TCP/IP
4 141 (0.97%) Wireless
5 128 (0.88%) Firewall
6 99 (0.68%) Ethernet
7 98 (0.68%) Network Security
8 91 (0.63%) Bluetooth
9 74 (0.51%) SSL
10 69 (0.48%) DNS
11 56 (0.39%) FTP
12 55 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
13 51 (0.35%) WAN
14 45 (0.31%) RS-232
15 44 (0.30%) AMQP
15 44 (0.30%) SMS
16 40 (0.28%) LAN
17 39 (0.27%) 802.11
18 36 (0.25%) SNMP
18 36 (0.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,767 (12.21%) SQL Server
2 1,256 (8.68%) NoSQL
3 998 (6.90%) Big Data
4 957 (6.61%) MySQL
5 915 (6.32%) MongoDB
6 671 (4.64%) Relational Database
7 504 (3.48%) Hadoop
8 485 (3.35%) PostgreSQL
9 379 (2.62%) Apache Cassandra
10 316 (2.18%) Redis
11 251 (1.73%) Blockchain
12 206 (1.42%) RDBMS
13 150 (1.04%) Apache Hive
14 145 (1.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 124 (0.86%) Oracle Database
16 121 (0.84%) Amazon Redshift
16 121 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
17 119 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 101 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 97 (0.67%) HBase
Development Applications
1 1,929 (13.33%) Git (software)
2 1,402 (9.69%) Jenkins
3 755 (5.22%) JIRA
4 714 (4.93%) Visual Studio
5 693 (4.79%) Selenium
6 541 (3.74%) Maven
7 538 (3.72%) Subversion
8 526 (3.63%) JUnit
9 451 (3.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 439 (3.03%) TeamCity
11 429 (2.96%) Team Foundation Server
12 351 (2.43%) Cucumber
13 287 (1.98%) Octopus Deploy
14 284 (1.96%) NUnit
15 258 (1.78%) gulp
16 253 (1.75%) Bitbucket
17 244 (1.69%) Gradle
18 229 (1.58%) Eclipse
19 220 (1.52%) Vagrant
20 174 (1.20%) webpack
General
1 2,695 (18.62%) Finance
2 679 (4.69%) Banking
3 606 (4.19%) Retail
4 540 (3.73%) Games
5 532 (3.68%) Electronics
6 521 (3.60%) Marketing
7 341 (2.36%) Front Office
8 307 (2.12%) Telecoms
9 306 (2.11%) Manufacturing
10 276 (1.91%) Investment Banking
11 239 (1.65%) Financial Institution
12 237 (1.64%) Advertising
13 234 (1.62%) Automotive
14 163 (1.13%) Law
15 150 (1.04%) Aerospace
16 108 (0.75%) Military
17 101 (0.70%) Back Office
18 100 (0.69%) Publishing
19 91 (0.63%) Retail Banking
20 81 (0.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6,034 (41.69%) Software Engineer
2 5,644 (39.00%) Developer
3 1,659 (11.46%) Java Developer
4 1,482 (10.24%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1,385 (9.57%) Software Developer
6 1,351 (9.34%) Java Engineer
7 1,304 (9.01%) C# Developer
8 1,180 (8.15%) Senior Developer
9 1,166 (8.06%) Java Software Engineer
10 1,161 (8.02%) .NET Developer
11 922 (6.37%) C++ Software Engineer
12 890 (6.15%) C# Software Engineer
13 874 (6.04%) Developer/Software Engineer
14 803 (5.55%) C# .NET Developer
15 627 (4.33%) .NET Software Engineer
16 600 (4.15%) Graduate
17 599 (4.14%) Embedded Engineer
18 526 (3.63%) Embedded Software Engineer
19 519 (3.59%) C# Software Developer
20 516 (3.57%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,557 (24.58%) .NET
2 2,785 (19.24%) HTML
3 2,638 (18.23%) AngularJS
4 2,356 (16.28%) CSS
5 1,915 (13.23%) Web Services
6 1,784 (12.33%) Spring
7 1,730 (11.95%) ASP.NET
8 1,720 (11.89%) React
9 1,483 (10.25%) RESTful
10 1,246 (8.61%) HTML5
11 1,190 (8.22%) Node.js
12 1,180 (8.15%) jQuery
13 1,068 (7.38%) REST
14 897 (6.20%) ASP.NET MVC
15 784 (5.42%) XML
16 748 (5.17%) J2EE
17 745 (5.15%) .NET Framework
18 679 (4.69%) CSS3
19 666 (4.60%) Hibernate
20 603 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 2,684 (18.55%) Computer Science
2 1,141 (7.88%) Greenfield Project
3 884 (6.11%) User Experience
4 861 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
5 834 (5.76%) Algorithms
6 691 (4.77%) Fintech
7 513 (3.54%) Enterprise Software
8 487 (3.37%) Self-Motivation
9 419 (2.90%) Mobile App
10 398 (2.75%) Data Structures
11 255 (1.76%) Hedge funds
12 228 (1.58%) Embedded Systems
13 210 (1.45%) Management Information System
14 207 (1.43%) Derivative
15 192 (1.33%) Equities
16 177 (1.22%) Data Centre
17 164 (1.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 160 (1.11%) Fixed Income
19 148 (1.02%) Public Cloud
20 138 (0.95%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2,587 (17.88%) Linux
2 1,389 (9.60%) Windows
3 566 (3.91%) Android
4 472 (3.26%) Unix
5 385 (2.66%) Apple iOS
6 167 (1.15%) Embedded Linux
7 104 (0.72%) Mac OS X
8 93 (0.64%) CentOS
9 91 (0.63%) Windows Server
10 79 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 53 (0.37%) Ubuntu
12 47 (0.32%) Windows 7
13 46 (0.32%) Debian
14 45 (0.31%) Windows 10
15 42 (0.29%) Mac OS
16 35 (0.24%) FreeRTOS
17 30 (0.21%) VMS
18 29 (0.20%) CoreOS
19 22 (0.15%) AIX
20 21 (0.15%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7,417 (51.25%) Agile Software Development
2 3,076 (21.25%) TDD
3 2,594 (17.92%) Scrum
4 2,339 (16.16%) DevOps
5 2,286 (15.80%) Continuous Integration
6 2,142 (14.80%) OO
7 1,986 (13.72%) Microservices
8 1,956 (13.52%) MVC
9 1,764 (12.19%) Test Automation
10 1,724 (11.91%) Problem-Solving
11 1,460 (10.09%) SDLC
12 1,429 (9.87%) BDD
13 1,284 (8.87%) Mentoring
14 1,189 (8.22%) Open Source
15 1,173 (8.11%) Mathematics
16 1,107 (7.65%) Unit Testing
17 1,068 (7.38%) Web Development
18 950 (6.56%) Machine Learning
19 887 (6.13%) Analytics
20 831 (5.74%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 5,864 (40.52%) Java
2 4,730 (32.68%) C#
3 4,627 (31.97%) JavaScript
4 3,714 (25.66%) SQL
5 3,233 (22.34%) C++
6 3,151 (21.77%) Python
7 1,984 (13.71%) C
8 982 (6.79%) PHP
9 890 (6.15%) Java 8
10 758 (5.24%) Scala
11 680 (4.70%) Ruby
12 455 (3.14%) T-SQL
13 415 (2.87%) Go
14 352 (2.43%) Embedded C
15 351 (2.43%) Bash Shell
16 345 (2.38%) PowerShell
17 329 (2.27%) TypeScript
18 286 (1.98%) Perl
19 281 (1.94%) Embedded C++
20 244 (1.69%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3,449 (23.83%) Degree
2 1,173 (8.11%) Computer Science Degree
3 721 (4.98%) Security Cleared
4 409 (2.83%) PhD
5 296 (2.05%) DV Cleared
6 283 (1.96%) SC Cleared
7 192 (1.33%) Master's Degree
8 157 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
9 124 (0.86%) Numerate Degree
10 83 (0.57%) CISSP
11 82 (0.57%) MCSE
12 81 (0.56%) ISEB
13 73 (0.50%) SAFe Agilist
14 63 (0.44%) CompTIA Security+
15 61 (0.42%) HND
16 58 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
16 58 (0.40%) MCP
17 53 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
18 49 (0.34%) CCNA
19 48 (0.33%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,015 (7.01%) QA
2 115 (0.79%) GCP
3 66 (0.46%) ISO 9001
4 59 (0.41%) GDPR
5 57 (0.39%) MISRA
6 41 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 41 (0.28%) SLA
7 37 (0.26%) PCI DSS
8 30 (0.21%) PMO
9 28 (0.19%) DO-178B
10 27 (0.19%) IEC 61508
11 24 (0.17%) MISRA C
12 22 (0.15%) Data Quality
13 18 (0.12%) GPG13
14 15 (0.10%) Def Stans
15 14 (0.097%) ISO 15765
16 13 (0.090%) ECSS
16 13 (0.090%) ISO 26262
17 11 (0.076%) ISO 13485
18 9 (0.062%) IEC 61131
System Software
1 1,645 (11.37%) Docker
2 232 (1.60%) Firmware
3 134 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 77 (0.53%) Active Directory
5 62 (0.43%) vSphere
6 53 (0.37%) Hyper-V
7 46 (0.32%) HDFS
8 44 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
9 41 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
10 37 (0.26%) VirtualBox
11 26 (0.18%) LXC
12 25 (0.17%) VMware NSX
13 23 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
13 23 (0.16%) XenApp
13 23 (0.16%) XenDesktop
14 22 (0.15%) Apache Flume
15 12 (0.083%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 12 (0.083%) Varnish
16 9 (0.062%) NFS
16 9 (0.062%) Samba
Systems Management
1 653 (4.51%) Ansible
2 559 (3.86%) Kubernetes
3 513 (3.54%) Puppet
4 501 (3.46%) Terraform
5 417 (2.88%) Opscode Chef
6 81 (0.56%) Nagios
7 77 (0.53%) Docker Swarm
8 68 (0.47%) Salt
9 61 (0.42%) Prometheus
10 57 (0.39%) Packer
11 51 (0.35%) Consul
12 46 (0.32%) vCenter Server
13 43 (0.30%) SCCM
14 40 (0.28%) HockeyApp
14 40 (0.28%) Kibana
15 38 (0.26%) Mesos
15 38 (0.26%) SCVMM
16 37 (0.26%) ZABBIX
17 33 (0.23%) Marathon
18 31 (0.21%) Grafana
Vendors
1 1,762 (12.18%) Microsoft
2 1,005 (6.94%) Oracle
3 611 (4.22%) Google
4 251 (1.73%) VMware
5 214 (1.48%) Atlassian
6 209 (1.44%) Xamarin
7 198 (1.37%) SAP
8 160 (1.11%) IBM
9 149 (1.03%) Adobe
10 125 (0.86%) Sitecore
11 124 (0.86%) Red Hat
12 114 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
13 101 (0.70%) WorldPay
14 100 (0.69%) Cloudera
15 90 (0.62%) hybris
16 88 (0.61%) Capita
17 80 (0.55%) Cisco
18 76 (0.53%) Citrix
18 76 (0.53%) MuleSoft
19 71 (0.49%) Sybase