Period
to 20 September 2020

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 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
UK > England
6 months to
20 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 17 21 22
Rank change year-on-year +4 +1 +4
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 4,945 12,989 13,607
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 10.95% 9.95% 8.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.81% 10.79% 9.49%
Number of salaries quoted 4,684 10,427 11,283
Median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +9.52% +5.00%
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,125 £32,500
90th Percentile £108,750 £95,000 £88,750
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

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 41,869 120,363 143,365
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 92.70% 92.21% 91.91%
Number of salaries quoted 34,277 95,319 115,064
Median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £33,500 £30,000 £29,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £83,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in England

Software Engineering
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Engineering in England.

Salary trend for Software Engineering in England

Software Engineering
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Engineering in England over the 6 months to 20 September 2020.

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 September 2020. 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 +3 2,238 £77,500 +6.90% 525
North of England +3 878 £52,190 +4.38% 261
South East +1 878 £55,000 +10.00% 237
North West +1 395 £55,000 +10.00% 149
Yorkshire +13 381 £50,000 - 92
Midlands +14 373 £50,000 +5.26% 116
South West -9 346 £50,000 +8.70% 143
West Midlands +10 222 £50,000 - 61
East of England +4 202 £55,000 - 129
East Midlands +17 151 £47,500 +10.47% 55
North East +4 102 £45,000 - 20
Software Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 20 September 2020, 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 2,298 (46.47%) Agile Software Development
2 1,906 (38.54%) JavaScript
3 1,760 (35.59%) Java
4 1,621 (32.78%) Python
5 1,464 (29.61%) AWS
6 1,427 (28.86%) C#
7 1,205 (24.37%) .NET
8 1,129 (22.83%) DevOps
9 1,086 (21.96%) Finance
10 1,074 (21.72%) Azure
11 1,046 (21.15%) Microservices
12 1,040 (21.03%) SQL
13 992 (20.06%) React
14 953 (19.27%) AngularJS
15 925 (18.71%) Docker
16 899 (18.18%) Degree
17 842 (17.03%) TDD
18 771 (15.59%) C++
19 753 (15.23%) Node.js
20 719 (14.54%) Web Services
20 719 (14.54%) Computer Science
21 692 (13.99%) HTML
22 683 (13.81%) Kubernetes
23 668 (13.51%) Git (software)
24 637 (12.88%) CSS
25 631 (12.76%) Scrum
26 622 (12.58%) Linux
27 556 (11.24%) Test Automation
28 493 (9.97%) .NET Core
29 484 (9.79%) Vue.js

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
1 152 (3.07%) Confluence
2 113 (2.29%) Apache
3 109 (2.20%) Elasticsearch
4 72 (1.46%) Apache Spark
5 54 (1.09%) CMS
6 50 (1.01%) SAS
7 35 (0.71%) IIS
8 33 (0.67%) Tomcat
8 33 (0.67%) WebSphere
9 27 (0.55%) nginx
10 15 (0.30%) JBoss
10 15 (0.30%) OpenStack
11 14 (0.28%) NServiceBus
12 11 (0.22%) Headless CMS
13 10 (0.20%) SharePoint
13 10 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
14 7 (0.14%) EPiServer
14 7 (0.14%) GlassFish
14 7 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 7 (0.14%) WordPress
Applications
1 17 (0.34%) Chatbot
2 14 (0.28%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (0.18%) Simulink
5 8 (0.16%) Sketch
6 7 (0.14%) TargetLink
6 7 (0.14%) Zeplin
7 6 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 5 (0.10%) MS Visio
9 3 (0.061%) EPLAN
9 3 (0.061%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.040%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.040%) InVision
10 2 (0.040%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.040%) Windchill
11 1 (0.020%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 31 (0.63%) Distributed Ledger
2 26 (0.53%) R3 Corda
3 25 (0.51%) FINCAD Analytics
4 21 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (0.14%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 7 (0.14%) NetSuite
5 7 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
6 6 (0.12%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 3 (0.061%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.061%) Magento
7 3 (0.061%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.040%) OpenCart
8 2 (0.040%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (0.040%) Sentinel
9 1 (0.020%) Maximo
9 1 (0.020%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 1,464 (29.61%) AWS
2 1,074 (21.72%) Azure
3 377 (7.62%) GCP
4 322 (6.51%) Serverless
5 237 (4.79%) AWS Lambda
6 217 (4.39%) SaaS
7 135 (2.73%) GitHub
8 124 (2.51%) Amazon EC2
9 108 (2.18%) Amazon ECS
10 102 (2.06%) Amazon S3
11 94 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
12 79 (1.60%) PaaS
13 74 (1.50%) Power Platform
14 56 (1.13%) OpenShift
15 52 (1.05%) npm
16 50 (1.01%) IaaS
17 49 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
18 31 (0.63%) Amazon EKS
19 29 (0.59%) Azure Functions
20 23 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 70 (1.42%) TCP/IP
2 50 (1.01%) HTTP
3 39 (0.79%) Internet
4 36 (0.73%) Skype
5 31 (0.63%) DNS
6 26 (0.53%) Network Security
6 26 (0.53%) Wireless
7 25 (0.51%) Ethernet
8 22 (0.44%) RS-485
9 21 (0.42%) Firewall
9 21 (0.42%) RS-232
10 16 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
11 15 (0.30%) Bluetooth
12 13 (0.26%) Kerberos
12 13 (0.26%) MQTT
13 12 (0.24%) H.323
14 11 (0.22%) FTP
14 11 (0.22%) SSL
15 10 (0.20%) Modbus
16 9 (0.18%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 475 (9.61%) SQL Server
2 453 (9.16%) NoSQL
3 294 (5.95%) PostgreSQL
4 264 (5.34%) MySQL
5 248 (5.02%) MongoDB
6 229 (4.63%) Big Data
7 171 (3.46%) Relational Database
8 154 (3.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 142 (2.87%) Hadoop
10 126 (2.55%) Redis
11 117 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
12 68 (1.38%) Apache Cassandra
13 64 (1.29%) Blockchain
14 62 (1.25%) Power BI
15 61 (1.23%) Amazon Redshift
16 59 (1.19%) Oracle Database
17 48 (0.97%) Apache Hive
18 42 (0.85%) Pentaho
19 39 (0.79%) Impala
20 38 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 668 (13.51%) Git (software)
2 350 (7.08%) Jenkins
3 289 (5.84%) JIRA
4 147 (2.97%) JUnit
5 112 (2.26%) GitLab
5 112 (2.26%) Subversion
6 105 (2.12%) Visual Studio
7 82 (1.66%) Maven
8 74 (1.50%) Selenium
9 62 (1.25%) webpack
10 59 (1.19%) Bitbucket
11 58 (1.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 56 (1.13%) TeamCity
13 53 (1.07%) Mercurial
13 53 (1.07%) NUnit
14 50 (1.01%) Cucumber
15 48 (0.97%) Mockito
16 44 (0.89%) Mocha
17 43 (0.87%) Artifactory
18 40 (0.81%) CircleCI
General
1 1,086 (21.96%) Finance
2 419 (8.47%) Front Office
3 348 (7.04%) Banking
4 142 (2.87%) Investment Banking
5 139 (2.81%) Marketing
6 134 (2.71%) Electronics
7 128 (2.59%) Retail
8 110 (2.22%) Public Sector
9 104 (2.10%) Manufacturing
10 96 (1.94%) Telecoms
11 92 (1.86%) Games
11 92 (1.86%) Law
12 56 (1.13%) Automotive
13 52 (1.05%) Back Office
14 37 (0.75%) Aerospace
15 31 (0.63%) Advertising
16 29 (0.59%) Financial Institution
16 29 (0.59%) Publishing
17 21 (0.42%) Military
18 18 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2,283 (46.17%) Software Engineer
2 1,714 (34.66%) Developer
3 526 (10.64%) Senior Software Engineer
4 391 (7.91%) Java Engineer
5 388 (7.85%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 380 (7.68%) Java Developer
7 334 (6.75%) Java Software Engineer
8 328 (6.63%) Python Engineer
9 295 (5.97%) Python Developer
10 286 (5.78%) Senior Developer
11 276 (5.58%) AWS Engineer
12 274 (5.54%) Python Software Engineer
13 264 (5.34%) C# Software Engineer
14 259 (5.24%) Software Developer
15 241 (4.87%) C# Developer
16 230 (4.65%) .NET Developer
17 213 (4.31%) Architect
18 212 (4.29%) .NET Software Engineer
19 202 (4.08%) AWS Software Engineer
20 198 (4.00%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,205 (24.37%) .NET
2 992 (20.06%) React
3 953 (19.27%) AngularJS
4 753 (15.23%) Node.js
5 719 (14.54%) Web Services
6 692 (13.99%) HTML
7 637 (12.88%) CSS
8 493 (9.97%) .NET Core
9 484 (9.79%) Vue.js
10 432 (8.74%) REST
11 349 (7.06%) ASP.NET
12 326 (6.59%) Spring
13 318 (6.43%) RESTful
14 271 (5.48%) HTML5
15 267 (5.40%) .NET Framework
16 230 (4.65%) Kafka
17 196 (3.96%) ASP.NET Web API
18 192 (3.88%) CSS3
19 183 (3.70%) Spring Boot
20 180 (3.64%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 422 (8.53%) Hedge funds
2 388 (7.85%) Greenfield Project
3 372 (7.52%) Derivative
4 353 (7.14%) Algorithms
5 346 (7.00%) Fixed Income
6 259 (5.24%) Equities
7 248 (5.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 228 (4.61%) User Experience
9 224 (4.53%) Analytical Skills
10 205 (4.15%) Data Structures
11 159 (3.22%) Mobile App
12 103 (2.08%) Management Information System
13 101 (2.04%) Cloud Native
14 82 (1.66%) Embedded Systems
15 74 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
16 70 (1.42%) Public Cloud
17 64 (1.29%) Self-Motivation
17 64 (1.29%) Virtual Team
18 59 (1.19%) Blog
19 42 (0.85%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 622 (12.58%) Linux
2 342 (6.92%) Windows
3 174 (3.52%) Android
4 165 (3.34%) Apple iOS
5 126 (2.55%) Unix
6 53 (1.07%) CentOS
7 50 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 34 (0.69%) Windows Server
9 29 (0.59%) Embedded Linux
10 20 (0.40%) VMS
11 18 (0.36%) Ubuntu
12 13 (0.26%) Mac OS X
13 11 (0.22%) Robot Operating System
14 10 (0.20%) VxWorks
15 7 (0.14%) Windows 10
16 6 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
17 5 (0.10%) Debian
17 5 (0.10%) FreeRTOS
17 5 (0.10%) Mac OS
17 5 (0.10%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,298 (46.47%) Agile Software Development
2 1,129 (22.83%) DevOps
3 1,046 (21.15%) Microservices
4 842 (17.03%) TDD
5 719 (14.54%) Computer Science
6 631 (12.76%) Scrum
7 556 (11.24%) Test Automation
8 480 (9.71%) Continuous Integration
9 477 (9.65%) Fintech
10 463 (9.36%) OO
11 442 (8.94%) Asset Management
12 425 (8.59%) Problem-Solving
13 416 (8.41%) Mentoring
14 381 (7.70%) Open Source
15 375 (7.58%) Unit Testing
16 351 (7.10%) Mathematics
17 349 (7.06%) Artificial Intelligence
18 346 (7.00%) Machine Learning
19 336 (6.79%) MVC
20 335 (6.77%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 1,906 (38.54%) JavaScript
2 1,760 (35.59%) Java
3 1,621 (32.78%) Python
4 1,427 (28.86%) C#
5 1,040 (21.03%) SQL
6 771 (15.59%) C++
7 406 (8.21%) C
8 348 (7.04%) TypeScript
9 265 (5.36%) Go
10 227 (4.59%) Kotlin
11 214 (4.33%) PHP
12 200 (4.04%) Scala
13 154 (3.11%) Ruby
14 138 (2.79%) Java 8
15 97 (1.96%) R
16 94 (1.90%) PowerShell
16 94 (1.90%) T-SQL
17 84 (1.70%) Embedded C
18 71 (1.44%) Bash Shell
19 62 (1.25%) ES6
Qualifications
1 899 (18.18%) Degree
2 356 (7.20%) Computer Science Degree
3 189 (3.82%) Security Cleared
4 98 (1.98%) DV Cleared
5 89 (1.80%) SC Cleared
6 64 (1.29%) Master's Degree
7 61 (1.23%) PhD
8 44 (0.89%) Numerate Degree
9 38 (0.77%) AWS Certification
10 26 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
11 8 (0.16%) ISTQB
11 8 (0.16%) TOGAF Certification
12 7 (0.14%) HND
13 6 (0.12%) HNC
13 6 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (0.081%) BC Cleared
14 4 (0.081%) Cisco Certification
15 3 (0.061%) CCNA
15 3 (0.061%) DBS Check
16 2 (0.040%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 273 (5.52%) QA
2 28 (0.57%) GDPR
3 17 (0.34%) ISO 26262
4 16 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (0.26%) PMO
6 12 (0.24%) Data Quality
6 12 (0.24%) MISRA
7 11 (0.22%) NIST
8 10 (0.20%) MISRA C
9 9 (0.18%) NIST 800
10 8 (0.16%) IEC 61508
11 7 (0.14%) SLA
12 6 (0.12%) ISO 9001
13 5 (0.10%) DO-178B
13 5 (0.10%) PCI DSS
14 4 (0.081%) ISO 13485
15 3 (0.061%) EMIR
15 3 (0.061%) MiFID
16 2 (0.040%) Def Stans
16 2 (0.040%) PSD2
System Software
1 925 (18.71%) Docker
2 58 (1.17%) Firmware
3 54 (1.09%) HDFS
4 36 (0.73%) Active Directory
5 24 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (0.24%) Hyper-V
6 12 (0.24%) vSphere
7 9 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (0.16%) KVM
9 7 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 6 (0.12%) LXC
11 3 (0.061%) iptables
11 3 (0.061%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.061%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.040%) Apache Flume
12 2 (0.040%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 2 (0.040%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.020%) FreeRADIUS
13 1 (0.020%) NFS
13 1 (0.020%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 683 (13.81%) Kubernetes
2 226 (4.57%) Terraform
3 166 (3.36%) Ansible
4 62 (1.25%) Puppet
5 42 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
6 40 (0.81%) Prometheus
7 37 (0.75%) Grafana
8 23 (0.47%) Graphite
9 19 (0.38%) Docker Swarm
9 19 (0.38%) Kibana
10 15 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
11 13 (0.26%) Marathon
11 13 (0.26%) Mesos
12 11 (0.22%) Rancher
13 6 (0.12%) Nagios
14 5 (0.10%) Graylog
14 5 (0.10%) MIIS
14 5 (0.10%) NetIQ Identity Manager
14 5 (0.10%) Packer
15 4 (0.081%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 338 (6.84%) Microsoft
2 254 (5.14%) Google
3 240 (4.85%) Oracle
4 56 (1.13%) VMware
5 52 (1.05%) Informatica
6 46 (0.93%) Cloudera
7 40 (0.81%) Talend
8 38 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
9 37 (0.75%) Red Hat
10 35 (0.71%) Bloomberg
10 35 (0.71%) SAP
11 34 (0.69%) Atlassian
12 30 (0.61%) IBM
13 24 (0.49%) Xamarin
14 22 (0.44%) Facebook
15 21 (0.42%) Apple
16 19 (0.38%) Autodesk
16 19 (0.38%) MuleSoft
17 14 (0.28%) NVIDIA
18 12 (0.24%) Sitecore