Software Engineer Jobs in the UK excluding London

Software Engineer
UK > UK excluding London

The median Software Engineer salary in the UK excluding London is £55,000 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 19 April 2024.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
19 Apr 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 16 65 42
Rank change year-on-year +49 -23 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 6,130 3,116 4,498
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 8.84% 4.97% 6.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.33% 5.57% 6.65%
Number of salaries quoted 3,033 1,625 2,162
10th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £35,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £46,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% +9.09% +10.00%
75th Percentile £68,750 £75,000 £68,750
90th Percentile £80,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £69,447 £65,000
% change year-on-year -13.60% +6.84% +13.04%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK excluding London

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

Permanent vacancies in the UK excluding London with a recognized job title 65,737 55,972 67,654
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 89.35% 95.76%
Number of salaries quoted 46,859 31,643 43,312
10th Percentile £26,750 £29,750 £28,250
25th Percentile £35,000 £38,738 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £63,750 £68,750 £66,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £53,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -11.67% - +9.09%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings that featured Software Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in the UK excluding London

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Engineer in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Software Engineer in the UK excluding London

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Engineer in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 19 April 2024.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in the UK excluding London

Software Engineer
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 19 April 2024. 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
Jobs
Scotland +16 2,419 £60,000 -7.69% 103
North of England +54 988 £55,000 -8.33% 157
South East +32 866 £55,000 -12.00% 188
South West +34 831 £55,000 -8.33% 186
North West +64 570 £57,500 - 94
Midlands +37 519 £52,500 -4.55% 121
Yorkshire +49 345 £50,000 -16.67% 42
East of England +16 323 £60,000 - 127
West Midlands +44 279 £55,000 - 67
East Midlands +13 240 £52,500 - 54
Wales +23 110 £50,000 +20.11% 15
Northern Ireland +11 76 £90,000 +50.00% 21
North East +12 73 £55,000 -15.38% 23
Software Engineer
UK

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the UK excluding London

For the 6 months to 19 April 2024, Software Engineer job roles required the following skills and capabilities in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the UK excluding London region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 6,094 (99.41%) Software Engineering
2 3,103 (50.62%) Agile
3 2,180 (35.56%) Finance
4 2,179 (35.55%) Java
5 2,053 (33.49%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 2,033 (33.16%) SDLC
7 1,931 (31.50%) Law
8 1,879 (30.65%) CI/CD
9 1,878 (30.64%) Python
10 1,844 (30.08%) AWS
11 1,714 (27.96%) Operational Stability
12 1,401 (22.85%) Artificial Intelligence
13 1,331 (21.71%) Machine Learning
14 1,295 (21.13%) SQL
15 1,223 (19.95%) Community of Practice
16 1,160 (18.92%) JavaScript
16 1,160 (18.92%) React
17 1,022 (16.67%) C#
18 953 (15.55%) Algorithms
19 934 (15.24%) Marketing
20 914 (14.91%) Azure
21 885 (14.44%) Problem-Solving
22 882 (14.39%) C
23 863 (14.08%) Linux
24 824 (13.44%) Continuous Improvement
25 806 (13.15%) .NET
26 797 (13.00%) Visualisation
27 754 (12.30%) C++
28 744 (12.14%) Degree
29 740 (12.07%) Security Cleared

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the UK excluding London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 554 (9.04%) Apache Spark
2 297 (4.85%) ArcGIS
3 284 (4.63%) GeoServer
4 157 (2.56%) Apache
5 115 (1.88%) FileNet
6 113 (1.84%) Apache Airflow
7 38 (0.62%) Confluence
8 29 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
9 27 (0.44%) WebSphere
10 25 (0.41%) JBoss
11 23 (0.38%) Red Hat Fuse
12 22 (0.36%) Captiva
13 21 (0.34%) GemFire
14 20 (0.33%) Camunda
15 13 (0.21%) CMS
16 12 (0.20%) Tomcat
17 10 (0.16%) CICS
18 9 (0.15%) NServiceBus
19 7 (0.11%) Microsoft Exchange
20 6 (0.098%) nginx
Applications
1 91 (1.48%) Simulink
2 27 (0.44%) Stateflow
3 11 (0.18%) AutoCAD
3 11 (0.18%) CANalyzer
4 6 (0.098%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (0.098%) Trello
5 5 (0.082%) Doxygen
6 4 (0.065%) Microsoft Excel
7 3 (0.049%) GNU Octave
7 3 (0.049%) TargetLink
8 2 (0.033%) Adobe XD
8 2 (0.033%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.033%) Sketch
9 1 (0.016%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 1 (0.016%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 8 (0.13%) Siebel CRM
2 7 (0.11%) Magento
2 7 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.049%) Temenos T24
4 2 (0.033%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.016%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1,844 (30.08%) AWS
2 914 (14.91%) Azure
3 290 (4.73%) GCP
4 205 (3.34%) Serverless
5 150 (2.45%) GitHub
6 142 (2.32%) SaaS
7 133 (2.17%) Amazon S3
8 106 (1.73%) AWS Lambda
9 99 (1.62%) Datadog
10 93 (1.52%) Amazon EKS
11 79 (1.29%) Amazon SQS
12 74 (1.21%) Azure DevOps
13 64 (1.04%) Amazon ECS
14 54 (0.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 54 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
15 53 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
16 50 (0.82%) Amazon EMR
17 38 (0.62%) BlazeMeter
18 34 (0.55%) OpenShift
19 31 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 99 (1.62%) Wireless
2 89 (1.45%) TCP/IP
3 81 (1.32%) Kerberos
4 68 (1.11%) Ethernet
5 63 (1.03%) RS-232
5 63 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
6 46 (0.75%) Bluetooth
7 38 (0.62%) RS-485
8 34 (0.55%) Network Security
9 33 (0.54%) Modbus
10 25 (0.41%) MQTT
11 24 (0.39%) AMQP
12 18 (0.29%) ZigBee
13 17 (0.28%) Internet
14 14 (0.23%) 3G
14 14 (0.23%) 4G
14 14 (0.23%) J1939
15 13 (0.21%) 5G
16 10 (0.16%) HTTP
16 10 (0.16%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 625 (10.20%) NoSQL
2 473 (7.72%) Big Data
3 428 (6.98%) PostgreSQL
4 317 (5.17%) GIS
5 284 (4.63%) QGIS
6 279 (4.55%) Hadoop
7 224 (3.65%) MySQL
8 202 (3.30%) Elasticsearch
9 189 (3.08%) Relational Database
10 170 (2.77%) MongoDB
11 167 (2.72%) SQL Server
12 149 (2.43%) Apache Cassandra
13 129 (2.10%) Apache Hive
14 101 (1.65%) HBase
15 69 (1.13%) Redis
16 67 (1.09%) Metadata
17 50 (0.82%) Electronic Patient Records
18 46 (0.75%) Oracle Database
19 45 (0.73%) Data Lake
19 45 (0.73%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 541 (8.83%) Git
2 363 (5.92%) Jenkins
3 206 (3.36%) JUnit
4 182 (2.97%) JIRA
5 117 (1.91%) Jasmine
6 105 (1.71%) Cypress.io
7 98 (1.60%) Visual Studio
8 90 (1.47%) Bitbucket
9 84 (1.37%) Bitbucket Server
10 82 (1.34%) Selenium
11 78 (1.27%) Maven
12 74 (1.21%) Subversion
13 67 (1.09%) Artifactory
14 66 (1.08%) Karma Test Runner
15 62 (1.01%) WebDriver
16 60 (0.98%) Protractor
17 58 (0.95%) GitLab
18 48 (0.78%) Mockito
19 38 (0.62%) Gradle
19 38 (0.62%) LabVIEW
General
1 2,180 (35.56%) Finance
2 2,053 (33.49%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 1,931 (31.50%) Law
4 934 (15.24%) Marketing
5 681 (11.11%) Legal
6 542 (8.84%) Social Skills
7 498 (8.12%) Banking
8 354 (5.77%) Electronics
9 289 (4.71%) Investment Banking
10 230 (3.75%) Manufacturing
11 194 (3.16%) Automotive
12 178 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
13 141 (2.30%) Aerospace
14 140 (2.28%) Influencing Skills
15 105 (1.71%) Public Sector
16 83 (1.35%) Retail
17 81 (1.32%) Military
18 74 (1.21%) Financial Institution
19 72 (1.17%) Private Banking
20 62 (1.01%) Tech for Good
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,160 (18.92%) React
2 806 (13.15%) .NET
3 733 (11.96%) Spring
4 694 (11.32%) AngularJS
5 641 (10.46%) CSS
6 456 (7.44%) HTML
7 413 (6.74%) Node.js
8 409 (6.67%) Kafka
9 402 (6.56%) .NET Core
10 348 (5.68%) Spring Boot
11 316 (5.15%) RESTful
12 292 (4.76%) PostGIS
13 288 (4.70%) Leaflet
13 288 (4.70%) OpenLayers
14 265 (4.32%) J2EE
15 262 (4.27%) JSON
16 242 (3.95%) Hibernate
17 239 (3.90%) Web Services
18 207 (3.38%) REST
19 177 (2.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 953 (15.55%) Algorithms
2 650 (10.60%) Cloud Native
3 247 (4.03%) Public Cloud
4 169 (2.76%) Embedded Systems
5 167 (2.72%) IoT
6 159 (2.59%) Onboarding
7 142 (2.32%) Data Structures
8 129 (2.10%) Management Information System
9 127 (2.07%) Reference Data
10 100 (1.63%) Greenfield Project
11 95 (1.55%) Self-Motivation
12 79 (1.29%) Device Driver
13 67 (1.09%) Product Ownership
14 65 (1.06%) Enterprise Cloud
15 61 (1.00%) Distributed Systems
16 58 (0.95%) Private Cloud
17 55 (0.90%) Mobile App
18 52 (0.85%) Robotics
19 42 (0.69%) Legacy Code
20 36 (0.59%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 863 (14.08%) Linux
2 286 (4.67%) Windows
3 187 (3.05%) Embedded Linux
4 185 (3.02%) Unix
5 95 (1.55%) Ubuntu
6 84 (1.37%) Android
7 54 (0.88%) Apple iOS
8 51 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 35 (0.57%) CentOS
10 34 (0.55%) FreeRTOS
11 29 (0.47%) Debian
12 20 (0.33%) Mac OS
13 11 (0.18%) Windows 10
14 6 (0.098%) ThreadX
15 5 (0.082%) VxWorks
16 3 (0.049%) VMS
16 3 (0.049%) Windows Server
17 2 (0.033%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.033%) Rocky
17 2 (0.033%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,094 (99.41%) Software Engineering
2 3,103 (50.62%) Agile
3 2,033 (33.16%) SDLC
4 1,879 (30.65%) CI/CD
5 1,714 (27.96%) Operational Stability
6 1,401 (22.85%) Artificial Intelligence
7 1,331 (21.71%) Machine Learning
8 1,223 (19.95%) Community of Practice
9 885 (14.44%) Problem-Solving
10 824 (13.44%) Continuous Improvement
11 797 (13.00%) Visualisation
12 730 (11.91%) DevOps
13 714 (11.65%) Microservices
14 672 (10.96%) Risk Management
15 663 (10.82%) Full Stack Development
16 588 (9.59%) Computer Science
17 478 (7.80%) Actionable Insight
18 457 (7.46%) Decision-Making
19 432 (7.05%) Test Automation
20 414 (6.75%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2,179 (35.55%) Java
2 1,878 (30.64%) Python
3 1,295 (21.13%) SQL
4 1,160 (18.92%) JavaScript
5 1,022 (16.67%) C#
6 882 (14.39%) C
7 754 (12.30%) C++
8 461 (7.52%) TypeScript
9 269 (4.39%) Scala
10 229 (3.74%) Embedded C
11 213 (3.47%) Go
12 185 (3.02%) Bash
13 129 (2.10%) PL/SQL
14 107 (1.75%) Rust
15 103 (1.68%) MATLAB
16 98 (1.60%) Ruby
17 82 (1.34%) Kotlin
18 78 (1.27%) PHP
19 72 (1.17%) Perl
20 71 (1.16%) Ada
Qualifications
1 744 (12.14%) Degree
2 740 (12.07%) Security Cleared
3 482 (7.86%) SC Cleared
4 216 (3.52%) Computer Science Degree
5 126 (2.06%) Master's Degree
6 104 (1.70%) DV Cleared
7 74 (1.21%) PhD
8 61 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
9 29 (0.47%) HND
10 27 (0.44%) AWS Certification
11 18 (0.29%) HNC
12 9 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (0.13%) Chartered Engineer
14 7 (0.11%) Azure Certification
15 6 (0.098%) DBS Check
16 3 (0.049%) PMI Certification
17 2 (0.033%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
17 2 (0.033%) OCP
17 2 (0.033%) Oracle Certification
17 2 (0.033%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 141 (2.30%) QA
2 64 (1.04%) Accessibility
3 56 (0.91%) MISRA
4 43 (0.70%) SLA
5 36 (0.59%) GDPR
6 34 (0.55%) Data Quality
6 34 (0.55%) PMO
7 25 (0.41%) ISO 26262
8 23 (0.38%) Software Quality Assurance
9 21 (0.34%) AUTOSAR
10 18 (0.29%) ISO 13485
11 15 (0.24%) Automotive SPICE
12 12 (0.20%) Def Stans
13 10 (0.16%) IEC 62304
14 9 (0.15%) MISRA C
15 8 (0.13%) JTAG
16 7 (0.11%) IEC 61508
16 7 (0.11%) ISO 9000
17 6 (0.098%) ISO 9001
17 6 (0.098%) WAI
System Software
1 287 (4.68%) Docker
2 178 (2.90%) Firmware
3 100 (1.63%) HDFS
4 84 (1.37%) Embedded Firmware
5 67 (1.09%) Active Directory
6 10 (0.16%) Time Sharing Option
7 7 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (0.049%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.033%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.016%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 511 (8.34%) Kubernetes
2 342 (5.58%) Terraform
3 148 (2.41%) Grafana
4 59 (0.96%) Ansible
5 58 (0.95%) Prometheus
6 26 (0.42%) ITRS Geneos
7 23 (0.38%) Puppet
8 21 (0.34%) HAProxy
8 21 (0.34%) Kibana
8 21 (0.34%) Zipkin
9 19 (0.31%) Progress Chef
10 7 (0.11%) Graphite
11 6 (0.098%) Functional Safety
12 5 (0.082%) SELinux
13 3 (0.049%) Podman
14 2 (0.033%) Istio
14 2 (0.033%) linkerd
14 2 (0.033%) MIIS
15 1 (0.016%) CA Endevor
15 1 (0.016%) SCCM
Vendors
1 415 (6.77%) Oracle
2 292 (4.76%) ESRI
3 208 (3.39%) Databricks
4 155 (2.53%) Splunk
5 151 (2.46%) Microsoft
6 139 (2.27%) Dynatrace
6 139 (2.27%) Google
7 85 (1.39%) Informatica
8 71 (1.16%) Cloudera
9 65 (1.06%) IBM
10 46 (0.75%) Atlassian
10 46 (0.75%) SAP
11 43 (0.70%) Red Hat
11 43 (0.70%) Siemens
12 42 (0.69%) Pega
13 41 (0.67%) SaltStack
14 36 (0.59%) Alteryx
15 33 (0.54%) Dell
16 29 (0.47%) ServiceNow
17 22 (0.36%) Kofax