Period
to 5 August 2020

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 5 August 2020.

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

Software Engineer
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 39 44 58
Rank change year-on-year +5 +14 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 2,027 4,381 4,584
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 5.53% 5.32% 4.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.77% 5.53% 4.87%
Number of salaries quoted 1,734 3,360 3,735
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £33,750 £30,000 £30,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%

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.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies in the UK excluding London with a recognized job title 35,124 79,214 94,188
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.27% 96.84%
Number of salaries quoted 28,122 62,422 76,023
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 5 August 2020.

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 5 August 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
South East +2 598 £50,000 - 105
North of England +15 560 £50,000 +5.26% 109
South West -8 284 £47,500 +5.56% 59
Yorkshire +61 275 £50,000 - 41
North West -14 229 £52,500 +10.53% 58
Midlands +27 219 £47,500 +5.56% 60
Scotland +2 177 £50,000 +14.94% 26
East of England +2 151 £50,000 +5.26% 64
West Midlands +11 132 £47,500 - 33
East Midlands +42 87 £47,500 +10.47% 26
North East +13 56 £42,500 +6.25% 10
Wales -6 28 £47,250 +5.00% 14
Northern Ireland +16 20 £50,000 -25.93% 6
Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 5 August 2020, Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills 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 1,970 (97.19%) Software Engineering
2 813 (40.11%) Agile Software Development
3 755 (37.25%) C#
4 657 (32.41%) JavaScript
5 631 (31.13%) Java
6 611 (30.14%) C++
7 608 (30.00%) Python
8 599 (29.55%) .NET
9 477 (23.53%) Degree
10 476 (23.48%) SQL
11 422 (20.82%) C
12 386 (19.04%) Linux
13 383 (18.89%) DevOps
14 316 (15.59%) Microservices
15 313 (15.44%) HTML
16 308 (15.19%) Docker
17 299 (14.75%) TDD
18 290 (14.31%) Node.js
19 287 (14.16%) CSS
20 286 (14.11%) AngularJS
21 285 (14.06%) Git (software)
22 278 (13.71%) AWS
23 274 (13.52%) Azure
24 272 (13.42%) Scrum
25 253 (12.48%) Computer Science
26 248 (12.23%) OO
27 246 (12.14%) React
28 237 (11.69%) Windows
29 222 (10.95%) SDLC
30 213 (10.51%) Problem-Solving

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 88 (4.34%) Confluence
2 40 (1.97%) Elasticsearch
3 24 (1.18%) Apache Spark
4 22 (1.09%) Apache
5 19 (0.94%) Tomcat
6 13 (0.64%) CMS
7 12 (0.59%) nginx
8 10 (0.49%) IIS
9 9 (0.44%) SharePoint
10 8 (0.39%) JBoss
11 6 (0.30%) OpenStack
11 6 (0.30%) SAS
12 4 (0.20%) Apache Solr
12 4 (0.20%) CICS
12 4 (0.20%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.099%) Cloud Foundry
13 2 (0.099%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 2 (0.099%) Umbraco
14 1 (0.049%) ArcGIS
14 1 (0.049%) WinCC
Applications
1 17 (0.84%) Simulink
2 7 (0.35%) TargetLink
3 5 (0.25%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (0.15%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.15%) SOLIDWORKS
6 2 (0.099%) Sketch
7 1 (0.049%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.049%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.049%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (0.35%) NetSuite
2 4 (0.20%) Infor M3
3 3 (0.15%) OpenCart
4 1 (0.049%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.049%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.049%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 278 (13.71%) AWS
2 274 (13.52%) Azure
3 87 (4.29%) GCP
4 53 (2.61%) SaaS
5 48 (2.37%) GitHub
6 45 (2.22%) Serverless
7 36 (1.78%) Cloud Computing
8 18 (0.89%) AWS Lambda
8 18 (0.89%) OpenShift
9 14 (0.69%) Slack
10 13 (0.64%) PaaS
11 12 (0.59%) npm
12 8 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
12 8 (0.39%) Power Platform
13 7 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
14 6 (0.30%) Amazon ECS
15 5 (0.25%) Amazon SQS
15 5 (0.25%) Cloudflare
16 4 (0.20%) G Suite
17 3 (0.15%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 64 (3.16%) TCP/IP
2 34 (1.68%) Wireless
3 31 (1.53%) Skype
4 27 (1.33%) Ethernet
5 26 (1.28%) HTTP
5 26 (1.28%) RS-232
6 25 (1.23%) Bluetooth
7 24 (1.18%) MQTT
8 23 (1.13%) Internet
9 22 (1.09%) RS-485
9 22 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
10 11 (0.54%) H.323
10 11 (0.54%) SSL
11 10 (0.49%) 4G
11 10 (0.49%) LTE
12 9 (0.44%) Tactical Data Link
13 8 (0.39%) 5G
13 8 (0.39%) ATM
13 8 (0.39%) Network Security
14 7 (0.35%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 191 (9.42%) SQL Server
2 161 (7.94%) NoSQL
3 100 (4.93%) MySQL
4 89 (4.39%) Big Data
5 72 (3.55%) PostgreSQL
6 70 (3.45%) MongoDB
7 40 (1.97%) Hadoop
7 40 (1.97%) Relational Database
8 32 (1.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 25 (1.23%) Redis
10 18 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 13 (0.64%) Data Mining
11 13 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 12 (0.59%) SQLite
13 10 (0.49%) RDBMS
14 9 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
14 9 (0.44%) Neo4j
15 8 (0.39%) Power BI
16 7 (0.35%) HBase
17 6 (0.30%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 285 (14.06%) Git (software)
2 171 (8.44%) Jenkins
3 163 (8.04%) JIRA
4 110 (5.43%) Subversion
5 71 (3.50%) Maven
6 64 (3.16%) JUnit
7 60 (2.96%) Visual Studio
8 53 (2.61%) Selenium
9 37 (1.83%) SoapUI
10 35 (1.73%) Mercurial
11 34 (1.68%) NUnit
12 33 (1.63%) Eclipse
13 24 (1.18%) Rational DOORS
13 24 (1.18%) WebDriver
14 22 (1.09%) Bitbucket
15 20 (0.99%) Cucumber
15 20 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
16 19 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 19 (0.94%) GitLab
17 18 (0.89%) TeamCity
General
1 139 (6.86%) Finance
2 101 (4.98%) Electronics
3 88 (4.34%) Manufacturing
4 70 (3.45%) Aerospace
5 63 (3.11%) Automotive
6 57 (2.81%) Telecoms
7 50 (2.47%) Law
7 50 (2.47%) Retail
8 40 (1.97%) Games
8 40 (1.97%) Marketing
9 39 (1.92%) Banking
10 32 (1.58%) Public Sector
11 27 (1.33%) Military
12 17 (0.84%) Advertising
13 8 (0.39%) Back Office
14 7 (0.35%) Retail Banking
15 5 (0.25%) Legal
15 5 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.15%) Police
17 2 (0.099%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 599 (29.55%) .NET
2 313 (15.44%) HTML
3 290 (14.31%) Node.js
4 287 (14.16%) CSS
5 286 (14.11%) AngularJS
6 246 (12.14%) React
7 176 (8.68%) .NET Framework
8 170 (8.39%) .NET Core
9 162 (7.99%) ASP.NET
10 161 (7.94%) Spring
11 160 (7.89%) RESTful
12 131 (6.46%) REST
13 111 (5.48%) HTML5
14 105 (5.18%) Web Services
15 90 (4.44%) WPF
16 81 (4.00%) Spring Boot
17 72 (3.55%) ASP.NET Web API
18 68 (3.35%) jQuery
19 67 (3.31%) ASP.NET MVC
20 58 (2.86%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 170 (8.39%) Algorithms
2 148 (7.30%) Greenfield Project
3 101 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
4 84 (4.14%) User Experience
5 78 (3.85%) Embedded Systems
6 76 (3.75%) Mobile App
7 67 (3.31%) Data Structures
8 35 (1.73%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 29 (1.43%) Device Driver
9 29 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
10 26 (1.28%) Cloud Native
11 23 (1.13%) Wiki
12 22 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
13 21 (1.04%) Robotics
14 19 (0.94%) Mainframe
15 18 (0.89%) Management Information System
15 18 (0.89%) SIMD
15 18 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
16 14 (0.69%) CUDA
17 13 (0.64%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 386 (19.04%) Linux
2 237 (11.69%) Windows
3 97 (4.79%) Android
4 84 (4.14%) Apple iOS
5 53 (2.61%) Unix
6 40 (1.97%) Embedded Linux
7 20 (0.99%) VxWorks
8 19 (0.94%) CentOS
9 17 (0.84%) Windows Server
10 13 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.30%) FreeRTOS
11 6 (0.30%) SafeRTOS
11 6 (0.30%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.25%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.25%) Nucleus RTOS
12 5 (0.25%) Robot Operating System
13 4 (0.20%) Solaris
13 4 (0.20%) zOS
14 3 (0.15%) Amazon Linux
14 3 (0.15%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,970 (97.19%) Software Engineering
2 813 (40.11%) Agile Software Development
3 383 (18.89%) DevOps
4 316 (15.59%) Microservices
5 299 (14.75%) TDD
6 272 (13.42%) Scrum
7 253 (12.48%) Computer Science
8 248 (12.23%) OO
9 222 (10.95%) SDLC
10 213 (10.51%) Problem-Solving
11 203 (10.01%) Test Automation
12 196 (9.67%) Mathematics
13 188 (9.27%) Continuous Integration
14 181 (8.93%) MVC
15 171 (8.44%) Unit Testing
16 134 (6.61%) Mentoring
17 131 (6.46%) Artificial Intelligence
18 119 (5.87%) OOD
19 115 (5.67%) Open Source
20 107 (5.28%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 755 (37.25%) C#
2 657 (32.41%) JavaScript
3 631 (31.13%) Java
4 611 (30.14%) C++
5 608 (30.00%) Python
6 476 (23.48%) SQL
7 422 (20.82%) C
8 117 (5.77%) TypeScript
9 115 (5.67%) Go
10 106 (5.23%) PHP
11 94 (4.64%) Embedded C
12 74 (3.65%) MATLAB
13 71 (3.50%) Ruby
14 65 (3.21%) Scala
15 62 (3.06%) R
16 61 (3.01%) Kotlin
17 59 (2.91%) T-SQL
18 44 (2.17%) Java 8
19 38 (1.87%) Bash Shell
20 34 (1.68%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 477 (23.53%) Degree
2 139 (6.86%) Security Cleared
3 135 (6.66%) Computer Science Degree
4 79 (3.90%) DV Cleared
5 49 (2.42%) SC Cleared
6 28 (1.38%) PhD
7 9 (0.44%) DBS Check
7 9 (0.44%) Numerate Degree
8 6 (0.30%) HND
9 4 (0.20%) MCP
9 4 (0.20%) Sun Certification
10 3 (0.15%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.15%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.099%) AWS Certification
11 2 (0.099%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.099%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.049%) HNC
12 1 (0.049%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (0.049%) MBA
12 1 (0.049%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (4.54%) QA
2 17 (0.84%) MISRA
3 13 (0.64%) ISO 26262
4 12 (0.59%) IEC 61508
5 11 (0.54%) GDPR
5 11 (0.54%) MISRA C
6 9 (0.44%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.25%) DO-178B
7 5 (0.25%) IEC 62304
8 4 (0.20%) ISO 13485
9 3 (0.15%) Def Stans
9 3 (0.15%) ISO 15022
9 3 (0.15%) ISO 20022
10 1 (0.049%) DICOM
10 1 (0.049%) HL7
10 1 (0.049%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.049%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.049%) PMO
System Software
1 308 (15.19%) Docker
2 92 (4.54%) Firmware
3 17 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.49%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.39%) vSphere
6 6 (0.30%) KVM
7 5 (0.25%) HDFS
7 5 (0.25%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 5 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.20%) Active Directory
8 4 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.20%) Xen
9 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.099%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.099%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.049%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 128 (6.31%) Kubernetes
2 51 (2.52%) Ansible
3 49 (2.42%) Terraform
4 8 (0.39%) Puppet
4 8 (0.39%) SELinux
5 7 (0.35%) CA Service Virtualization
5 7 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.25%) SCCM
6 5 (0.25%) Tivoli
7 4 (0.20%) IBM BigFix
7 4 (0.20%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.099%) Grafana
8 2 (0.099%) Kibana
8 2 (0.099%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.049%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.049%) Nagios
9 1 (0.049%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.049%) Wonderware InTouch
9 1 (0.049%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 118 (5.82%) Microsoft
2 79 (3.90%) Oracle
3 55 (2.71%) Google
4 28 (1.38%) IBM
5 25 (1.23%) VMware
6 21 (1.04%) Xamarin
7 19 (0.94%) Atlassian
7 19 (0.94%) Autodesk
8 18 (0.89%) Red Hat
9 17 (0.84%) Intel
9 17 (0.84%) SAP
10 13 (0.64%) Perforce
11 11 (0.54%) Unisys
12 7 (0.35%) CA
12 7 (0.35%) Splunk
13 6 (0.30%) QNX
14 5 (0.25%) Actian
14 5 (0.25%) Cloudera
14 5 (0.25%) NVIDIA
14 5 (0.25%) Spotify