Period
to 29 March 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 29 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
UK > England
6 months to
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 20 20 22
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 +2
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 10,607 14,259 14,409
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 9.69% 10.29% 8.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.53% 11.16% 9.48%
Number of salaries quoted 9,360 11,768 12,206
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £35,426 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £90,000 £82,250
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +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 100,697 127,721 151,982
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.98% 92.21% 92.18%
Number of salaries quoted 80,428 101,631 124,897
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +1.92%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 4,779 £75,000 +7.14% 764
South East -1 2,217 £50,000 - 400
North of England -2 1,389 £50,000 +5.26% 326
South West +3 997 £47,500 +5.56% 208
Midlands -5 693 £47,500 +5.56% 233
North West -2 687 £52,500 +5.00% 175
Yorkshire -3 574 £50,000 +11.11% 112
East of England -5 508 £50,000 -4.76% 252
West Midlands -5 416 £47,500 +5.56% 144
East Midlands -3 276 £50,000 +5.26% 88
North East +4 128 £47,500 -2.09% 39
Software Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 5,338 (50.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4,080 (38.47%) Java
3 3,720 (35.07%) JavaScript
4 3,345 (31.54%) C#
5 2,902 (27.36%) Python
6 2,744 (25.87%) AWS
7 2,535 (23.90%) .NET
8 2,152 (20.29%) Finance
9 2,119 (19.98%) C++
10 2,111 (19.90%) SQL
11 1,986 (18.72%) DevOps
12 1,906 (17.97%) Microservices
13 1,897 (17.88%) Azure
14 1,845 (17.39%) Degree
15 1,822 (17.18%) Docker
16 1,763 (16.62%) AngularJS
17 1,734 (16.35%) TDD
18 1,725 (16.26%) Scrum
19 1,655 (15.60%) React
20 1,596 (15.05%) Linux
21 1,588 (14.97%) HTML
22 1,502 (14.16%) Computer Science
23 1,448 (13.65%) CSS
24 1,417 (13.36%) Git (software)
25 1,346 (12.69%) Node.js
26 1,325 (12.49%) Test Automation
27 1,283 (12.10%) Web Services
28 1,261 (11.89%) Kubernetes
29 1,173 (11.06%) C
30 1,168 (11.01%) Problem-Solving

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
1 288 (2.72%) Apache Spark
2 243 (2.29%) Elasticsearch
3 233 (2.20%) Confluence
4 133 (1.25%) Apache
5 114 (1.07%) CMS
6 105 (0.99%) IIS
7 88 (0.83%) Tomcat
8 55 (0.52%) JBoss
8 55 (0.52%) WordPress
9 47 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 41 (0.39%) SharePoint
10 41 (0.39%) WebSphere
11 39 (0.37%) Cloud Foundry
12 33 (0.31%) OpenStack
13 31 (0.29%) nginx
14 29 (0.27%) CICS
14 29 (0.27%) SAS
15 21 (0.20%) Apache Airflow
15 21 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
16 19 (0.18%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 64 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 43 (0.41%) MS Visio
3 36 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
4 30 (0.28%) Chatbot
5 24 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 21 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 18 (0.17%) Simulink
8 13 (0.12%) Photoshop
9 10 (0.094%) Sketch
10 9 (0.085%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 8 (0.075%) Zeplin
12 7 (0.066%) InVision
13 5 (0.047%) SOLIDWORKS
14 4 (0.038%) Adobe Illustrator
15 2 (0.019%) Stateflow
15 2 (0.019%) TargetLink
16 1 (0.009%) AutoCAD
16 1 (0.009%) EPLAN
16 1 (0.009%) OrCAD
16 1 (0.009%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 109 (1.03%) FINCAD Analytics
2 22 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
3 16 (0.15%) Distributed Ledger
4 15 (0.14%) R3 Corda
5 14 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
5 14 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
6 13 (0.12%) Magento
7 6 (0.057%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 5 (0.047%) Raiser's Edge
8 5 (0.047%) Sage 200
8 5 (0.047%) Sage 50
9 4 (0.038%) Dynamics GP
9 4 (0.038%) Infor M3
9 4 (0.038%) NetSuite
9 4 (0.038%) Odoo
9 4 (0.038%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 3 (0.028%) OpenCart
11 2 (0.019%) Dynamics AX
11 2 (0.019%) Oracle Cash Management
11 2 (0.019%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 2,744 (25.87%) AWS
2 1,897 (17.88%) Azure
3 830 (7.83%) GCP
4 469 (4.42%) SaaS
5 418 (3.94%) Serverless
6 276 (2.60%) GitHub
7 241 (2.27%) AWS Lambda
8 169 (1.59%) Amazon SQS
9 157 (1.48%) Amazon EC2
10 156 (1.47%) Amazon S3
11 146 (1.38%) Amazon ECS
11 146 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
12 137 (1.29%) OpenShift
13 113 (1.07%) PaaS
14 80 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
15 57 (0.54%) IaaS
16 50 (0.47%) Amazon EMR
17 43 (0.41%) npm
18 42 (0.40%) Power Platform
19 41 (0.39%) AWS Fargate
Communications & Networking
1 193 (1.82%) TCP/IP
2 145 (1.37%) Internet
3 131 (1.24%) HTTP
4 115 (1.08%) Wireless
5 112 (1.06%) Firewall
6 66 (0.62%) Bluetooth
7 65 (0.61%) Wireshark
8 42 (0.40%) MQTT
9 36 (0.34%) DNS
10 33 (0.31%) Ethernet
10 33 (0.31%) VPN
11 29 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
12 28 (0.26%) LTE
12 28 (0.26%) VoIP
13 27 (0.25%) Network Security
14 26 (0.25%) RS-232
15 22 (0.21%) Broadband
16 19 (0.18%) RTP
16 19 (0.18%) SAN
16 19 (0.18%) Tactical Data Link
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,114 (10.50%) SQL Server
2 803 (7.57%) NoSQL
3 753 (7.10%) PostgreSQL
4 676 (6.37%) MySQL
5 580 (5.47%) Relational Database
6 538 (5.07%) Big Data
6 538 (5.07%) MongoDB
7 372 (3.51%) Redis
8 322 (3.04%) Hadoop
9 233 (2.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 208 (1.96%) Amazon Athena
11 187 (1.76%) Amazon RDS
12 167 (1.57%) RDBMS
13 139 (1.31%) Amazon Redshift
14 124 (1.17%) Apache Cassandra
15 104 (0.98%) Neo4j
16 99 (0.93%) Blockchain
17 83 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 78 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
19 76 (0.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1,417 (13.36%) Git (software)
2 832 (7.84%) Jenkins
3 660 (6.22%) JIRA
4 345 (3.25%) Visual Studio
5 296 (2.79%) Selenium
6 229 (2.16%) Maven
7 220 (2.07%) Subversion
8 198 (1.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 182 (1.72%) JUnit
10 172 (1.62%) Bitbucket
11 165 (1.56%) TeamCity
12 150 (1.41%) GitLab
13 145 (1.37%) Cucumber
14 140 (1.32%) Octopus Deploy
15 136 (1.28%) Eclipse
16 119 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
17 106 (1.00%) webpack
18 98 (0.92%) RStudio
19 88 (0.83%) NUnit
20 87 (0.82%) Gradle
General
1 2,152 (20.29%) Finance
2 862 (8.13%) Banking
3 565 (5.33%) Front Office
4 527 (4.97%) Retail
5 306 (2.88%) Electronics
6 282 (2.66%) Games
7 270 (2.55%) Public Sector
8 257 (2.42%) Marketing
9 233 (2.20%) Aerospace
10 217 (2.05%) Telecoms
11 200 (1.89%) Manufacturing
12 183 (1.73%) Investment Banking
13 169 (1.59%) Automotive
14 155 (1.46%) Law
15 115 (1.08%) Military
16 78 (0.74%) Legal
17 72 (0.68%) Advertising
18 50 (0.47%) Financial Institution
19 42 (0.40%) Publishing
20 34 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4,677 (44.09%) Software Engineer
2 3,650 (34.41%) Developer
3 1,220 (11.50%) Senior Software Engineer
4 890 (8.39%) Java Developer
5 878 (8.28%) Java Engineer
6 790 (7.45%) Java Software Engineer
7 786 (7.41%) Software Developer
8 699 (6.59%) Senior Developer
9 631 (5.95%) .NET Developer
10 612 (5.77%) C# Developer
11 498 (4.70%) C# Software Engineer
12 493 (4.65%) Developer/Software Engineer
13 427 (4.03%) .NET Software Engineer
14 418 (3.94%) C++ Software Engineer
15 416 (3.92%) Python Engineer
16 400 (3.77%) Embedded Engineer
17 371 (3.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
18 367 (3.46%) Junior
19 328 (3.09%) AWS Engineer
20 323 (3.05%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,535 (23.90%) .NET
2 1,763 (16.62%) AngularJS
3 1,655 (15.60%) React
4 1,588 (14.97%) HTML
5 1,448 (13.65%) CSS
6 1,346 (12.69%) Node.js
7 1,283 (12.10%) Web Services
8 985 (9.29%) ASP.NET
9 960 (9.05%) Spring
10 875 (8.25%) RESTful
11 858 (8.09%) REST
12 770 (7.26%) .NET Core
13 581 (5.48%) .NET Framework
14 567 (5.35%) HTML5
15 496 (4.68%) Vue.js
16 462 (4.36%) J2EE
17 440 (4.15%) Kafka
18 435 (4.10%) Spring Boot
19 414 (3.90%) jQuery
20 402 (3.79%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 746 (7.03%) Greenfield Project
2 600 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
3 596 (5.62%) User Experience
4 575 (5.42%) Algorithms
5 469 (4.42%) Derivative
6 466 (4.39%) Hedge funds
7 445 (4.20%) Fixed Income
8 380 (3.58%) Mobile App
9 330 (3.11%) Equities
10 290 (2.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 254 (2.39%) Cloud Native
12 251 (2.37%) Self-Motivation
13 231 (2.18%) Data Structures
14 214 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
15 198 (1.87%) Blog
16 175 (1.65%) Embedded Systems
17 154 (1.45%) Public Cloud
18 131 (1.24%) Robotics
19 107 (1.01%) Management Information System
20 99 (0.93%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 1,596 (15.05%) Linux
2 974 (9.18%) Windows
3 436 (4.11%) Android
4 403 (3.80%) Unix
5 398 (3.75%) Apple iOS
6 123 (1.16%) Mac OS X
7 106 (1.00%) Embedded Linux
8 65 (0.61%) CentOS
9 56 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 52 (0.49%) Ubuntu
11 47 (0.44%) Windows Server
12 22 (0.21%) Mac OS
12 22 (0.21%) VxWorks
13 21 (0.20%) Windows 10
13 21 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
14 20 (0.19%) Fedora
14 20 (0.19%) Windows Server 2016
15 17 (0.16%) Solaris
16 14 (0.13%) Debian
17 12 (0.11%) FreeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,338 (50.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1,986 (18.72%) DevOps
3 1,906 (17.97%) Microservices
4 1,734 (16.35%) TDD
5 1,725 (16.26%) Scrum
6 1,502 (14.16%) Computer Science
7 1,325 (12.49%) Test Automation
8 1,168 (11.01%) Problem-Solving
9 1,136 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
10 1,098 (10.35%) OO
11 1,078 (10.16%) Mentoring
12 973 (9.17%) MVC
13 879 (8.29%) SDLC
14 845 (7.97%) Artificial Intelligence
15 795 (7.50%) Analytics
16 792 (7.47%) Machine Learning
17 770 (7.26%) Fintech
18 744 (7.01%) Open Source
18 744 (7.01%) Unit Testing
19 691 (6.51%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 4,080 (38.47%) Java
2 3,720 (35.07%) JavaScript
3 3,345 (31.54%) C#
4 2,902 (27.36%) Python
5 2,119 (19.98%) C++
6 2,111 (19.90%) SQL
7 1,173 (11.06%) C
8 622 (5.86%) PHP
9 583 (5.50%) Java 8
10 550 (5.19%) TypeScript
11 505 (4.76%) Go
12 435 (4.10%) Scala
13 430 (4.05%) Kotlin
14 427 (4.03%) Ruby
15 329 (3.10%) R
16 262 (2.47%) Bash Shell
17 242 (2.28%) Embedded C
18 240 (2.26%) T-SQL
19 176 (1.66%) PowerShell
20 156 (1.47%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 1,845 (17.39%) Degree
2 725 (6.84%) Computer Science Degree
3 448 (4.22%) Security Cleared
4 221 (2.08%) SC Cleared
5 184 (1.73%) DV Cleared
6 111 (1.05%) PhD
7 66 (0.62%) Master's Degree
8 48 (0.45%) Numerate Degree
9 42 (0.40%) AWS Certification
10 35 (0.33%) HND
11 33 (0.31%) ISTQB
12 31 (0.29%) DBS Check
13 28 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
14 26 (0.25%) CISSP
14 26 (0.25%) MCP
15 23 (0.22%) PMI Certification
16 22 (0.21%) PMP
17 21 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
18 20 (0.19%) ISEB
18 20 (0.19%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 630 (5.94%) QA
2 62 (0.58%) GDPR
3 35 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 31 (0.29%) DICOM
4 31 (0.29%) IEC 61508
5 25 (0.24%) Data Quality
6 20 (0.19%) PCI DSS
7 17 (0.16%) ISO 9001
7 17 (0.16%) MISRA
8 14 (0.13%) SLA
9 11 (0.10%) ISO 26262
10 10 (0.094%) COBIT
10 10 (0.094%) MISRA C
11 9 (0.085%) NIST
12 8 (0.075%) IEC 62304
12 8 (0.075%) Solvency II
13 7 (0.066%) DO-178B
13 7 (0.066%) ISO 15022
13 7 (0.066%) ISO 20022
14 6 (0.057%) NCSC
System Software
1 1,822 (17.18%) Docker
2 221 (2.08%) Firmware
3 120 (1.13%) Active Directory
4 54 (0.51%) VirtualBox
5 43 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
6 34 (0.32%) HDFS
7 25 (0.24%) vSphere
8 16 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
9 15 (0.14%) RACF
10 14 (0.13%) ACF2
11 13 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 10 (0.094%) Virtual Desktop
13 7 (0.066%) ISA Server
13 7 (0.066%) VMware ESXi
14 5 (0.047%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 4 (0.038%) Apache Flume
15 4 (0.038%) Microsoft App-V
15 4 (0.038%) Time Sharing Option
15 4 (0.038%) Xen
16 3 (0.028%) LXC
Systems Management
1 1,261 (11.89%) Kubernetes
2 504 (4.75%) Terraform
3 406 (3.83%) Ansible
4 146 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
5 141 (1.33%) Puppet
6 74 (0.70%) Docker Swarm
7 46 (0.43%) Kibana
8 45 (0.42%) Mesos
9 41 (0.39%) BMC PATROL
10 38 (0.36%) Marathon
10 38 (0.36%) Packer
11 36 (0.34%) SCCM
12 35 (0.33%) Grafana
13 27 (0.25%) Prometheus
14 25 (0.24%) Salt
15 23 (0.22%) Rancher
16 21 (0.20%) Oozie
16 21 (0.20%) SELinux
17 18 (0.17%) CA Service Virtualization
17 18 (0.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 742 (7.00%) Microsoft
2 605 (5.70%) Google
3 525 (4.95%) Oracle
4 133 (1.25%) Atlassian
5 127 (1.20%) IBM
6 110 (1.04%) Bloomberg
7 101 (0.95%) SAP
8 98 (0.92%) WorldPay
9 93 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
10 90 (0.85%) FIS
11 88 (0.83%) Red Hat
12 85 (0.80%) Adobe
13 70 (0.66%) Xamarin
14 66 (0.62%) Cloudera
15 62 (0.58%) Sage
16 58 (0.55%) Apple
17 54 (0.51%) VMware
18 53 (0.50%) Zend
19 52 (0.49%) Hortonworks
20 44 (0.41%) Dynatrace