Period
to 18 November 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 18 November 2019.

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
18 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 41 53 60
Rank change year-on-year +12 +7 +29
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 4,228 4,328 4,554
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 5.44% 4.79% 4.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.66% 4.97% 4.71%
Number of salaries quoted 3,092 3,466 3,771
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £61,250
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +7.78%

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 74,679 87,087 96,737
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.17% 96.46% 96.93%
Number of salaries quoted 59,265 69,563 79,169
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings that featured Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 18 November 2019.

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 18 November 2019. 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 +15 1,372 £47,500 -5.00% 292
North of England +27 838 £50,000 +11.11% 201
South West +2 756 £45,000 - 187
North West +26 484 £47,500 +5.56% 91
Scotland +11 391 £45,000 +3.45% 77
East of England +1 386 £50,000 - 228
Midlands -6 351 £46,000 +8.24% 109
Yorkshire +18 274 £50,000 +11.11% 92
West Midlands +28 224 £50,000 +14.94% 65
East Midlands -32 124 £43,000 +10.26% 44
Wales +5 101 £42,000 -5.62% 34
North East +19 80 £45,000 - 18
Northern Ireland +5 36 £70,000 +40.00% 8
Isle of Man - 2 £45,000 -
Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 2019, 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 4,140 (97.92%) Software Engineering
2 1,812 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 1,625 (38.43%) C#
4 1,598 (37.80%) C++
5 1,368 (32.36%) Java
6 1,266 (29.94%) JavaScript
7 1,186 (28.05%) .NET
8 1,093 (25.85%) Degree
9 969 (22.92%) C
10 960 (22.71%) Python
11 943 (22.30%) Linux
12 817 (19.32%) SQL
13 796 (18.83%) Computer Science
14 769 (18.19%) Git (software)
15 660 (15.61%) TDD
16 650 (15.37%) AWS
17 632 (14.95%) DevOps
18 618 (14.62%) HTML
19 615 (14.55%) Windows
20 599 (14.17%) Azure
21 565 (13.36%) OO
22 547 (12.94%) Continuous Integration
23 546 (12.91%) CSS
24 544 (12.87%) Problem-Solving
25 527 (12.46%) AngularJS
26 515 (12.18%) Node.js
27 505 (11.94%) Scrum
28 497 (11.75%) Test Automation
29 496 (11.73%) React
30 484 (11.45%) Docker

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
1 112 (2.65%) Confluence
2 76 (1.80%) Apache
2 76 (1.80%) Elasticsearch
3 65 (1.54%) Apache Spark
4 52 (1.23%) JBoss
5 28 (0.66%) Tomcat
6 21 (0.50%) SharePoint
7 20 (0.47%) Hyperledger
8 18 (0.43%) OpenStack
9 17 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
9 17 (0.40%) CMS
10 11 (0.26%) NServiceBus
11 9 (0.21%) Drupal
11 9 (0.21%) Jetty
12 7 (0.17%) Tornado
13 6 (0.14%) WebSphere
14 5 (0.12%) nginx
14 5 (0.12%) Sitecore CMS
14 5 (0.12%) SugarCRM
14 5 (0.12%) WordPress
Applications
1 35 (0.83%) Simulink
2 29 (0.69%) MS Visio
3 16 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
4 10 (0.24%) Microsoft Office
5 9 (0.21%) Stateflow
6 7 (0.17%) Sketch
7 6 (0.14%) Microsoft Excel
8 5 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 4 (0.095%) TargetLink
10 3 (0.071%) Chatbot
11 2 (0.047%) FileZilla
12 1 (0.024%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.024%) Maya
Business Applications
1 7 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.095%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.095%) Magento
3 2 (0.047%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.024%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.024%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.024%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 650 (15.37%) AWS
2 599 (14.17%) Azure
3 223 (5.27%) GCP
4 142 (3.36%) Serverless
5 117 (2.77%) SaaS
6 82 (1.94%) GitHub
7 78 (1.84%) AWS Lambda
8 54 (1.28%) Amazon S3
9 47 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
10 45 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
11 36 (0.85%) Amazon SQS
12 29 (0.69%) Sage Pay
13 25 (0.59%) OpenShift
14 24 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
15 22 (0.52%) PaaS
16 21 (0.50%) npm
17 15 (0.35%) Apigee
18 14 (0.33%) Force.com
18 14 (0.33%) IBM Cloud
18 14 (0.33%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 78 (1.84%) TCP/IP
2 60 (1.42%) Internet
3 57 (1.35%) Wireless
4 44 (1.04%) HTTP
5 37 (0.88%) RS-232
5 37 (0.88%) RS-485
6 24 (0.57%) Bluetooth
6 24 (0.57%) Firewall
7 23 (0.54%) DNS
8 20 (0.47%) Network Security
9 19 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
10 17 (0.40%) Ethernet
11 16 (0.38%) Broadband
11 16 (0.38%) VoIP
11 16 (0.38%) ZigBee
12 12 (0.28%) Diameter Protocol
12 12 (0.28%) HTTPS
13 11 (0.26%) MQTT
14 8 (0.19%) SNMP
14 8 (0.19%) Tactical Data Link
Database & Business Intelligence
1 383 (9.06%) SQL Server
2 289 (6.84%) MongoDB
3 252 (5.96%) MySQL
4 236 (5.58%) NoSQL
5 188 (4.45%) Relational Database
6 170 (4.02%) Big Data
7 163 (3.86%) PostgreSQL
8 86 (2.03%) Hadoop
9 69 (1.63%) GIS
10 65 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
11 62 (1.47%) Redis
12 54 (1.28%) RDBMS
13 41 (0.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 37 (0.88%) Geospatial Data
15 35 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 33 (0.78%) Blockchain
16 33 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 29 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
18 24 (0.57%) Neo4j
19 22 (0.52%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 769 (18.19%) Git (software)
2 304 (7.19%) Jenkins
3 257 (6.08%) JIRA
4 197 (4.66%) Visual Studio
5 169 (4.00%) Subversion
6 134 (3.17%) Selenium
7 85 (2.01%) Maven
8 79 (1.87%) JUnit
9 74 (1.75%) GitLab
10 65 (1.54%) Eclipse
11 64 (1.51%) Cucumber
12 63 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
12 63 (1.49%) TeamCity
13 62 (1.47%) Bitbucket
14 52 (1.23%) Hudson
15 49 (1.16%) CruiseControl
16 46 (1.09%) NetBeans
17 45 (1.06%) webpack
18 37 (0.88%) Visual Studio Team System
19 35 (0.83%) NUnit
General
1 330 (7.81%) Finance
2 237 (5.61%) Electronics
3 178 (4.21%) Banking
4 135 (3.19%) Retail
4 135 (3.19%) Telecoms
5 134 (3.17%) Aerospace
6 119 (2.81%) Automotive
7 94 (2.22%) Games
8 92 (2.18%) Military
9 86 (2.03%) Manufacturing
10 71 (1.68%) Marketing
11 69 (1.63%) Public Sector
12 62 (1.47%) Advertising
13 30 (0.71%) Law
14 22 (0.52%) Avionics
15 18 (0.43%) Legal
16 17 (0.40%) Back Office
17 15 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
18 11 (0.26%) Online Betting
19 9 (0.21%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,186 (28.05%) .NET
2 618 (14.62%) HTML
3 546 (12.91%) CSS
4 527 (12.46%) AngularJS
5 515 (12.18%) Node.js
6 496 (11.73%) React
7 357 (8.44%) Spring
8 352 (8.33%) ASP.NET
9 307 (7.26%) RESTful
10 272 (6.43%) WPF
11 269 (6.36%) .NET Core
12 268 (6.34%) Web Services
13 259 (6.13%) .NET Framework
14 245 (5.79%) REST
15 216 (5.11%) HTML5
16 158 (3.74%) Spring Boot
17 155 (3.67%) jQuery
18 144 (3.41%) ASP.NET MVC
19 139 (3.29%) Kafka
20 125 (2.96%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 293 (6.93%) Algorithms
2 262 (6.20%) Greenfield Project
3 196 (4.64%) Embedded Systems
4 187 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
5 167 (3.95%) User Experience
6 152 (3.60%) Self-Motivation
7 133 (3.15%) Robotics
8 102 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
9 95 (2.25%) Mobile App
10 65 (1.54%) Management Information System
11 60 (1.42%) Smartphone
12 59 (1.40%) Cloud Native
13 58 (1.37%) Public Cloud
14 55 (1.30%) Data Structures
14 55 (1.30%) Device Driver
15 44 (1.04%) Cyberthreat
16 42 (0.99%) Virtual Team
17 38 (0.90%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
18 35 (0.83%) CUDA
19 32 (0.76%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 943 (22.30%) Linux
2 615 (14.55%) Windows
3 143 (3.38%) Android
4 116 (2.74%) Unix
5 102 (2.41%) Apple iOS
6 87 (2.06%) Embedded Linux
7 33 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 30 (0.71%) CentOS
9 22 (0.52%) Mac OS X
9 22 (0.52%) VxWorks
10 20 (0.47%) Ubuntu
11 17 (0.40%) Tizen
12 13 (0.31%) FreeRTOS
12 13 (0.31%) SUSE
13 12 (0.28%) Mac OS
13 12 (0.28%) Windows Server
14 10 (0.24%) ThreadX
15 8 (0.19%) Windows 10
16 6 (0.14%) Windows Embedded Compact
17 5 (0.12%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,140 (97.92%) Software Engineering
2 1,812 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 796 (18.83%) Computer Science
4 660 (15.61%) TDD
5 632 (14.95%) DevOps
6 565 (13.36%) OO
7 547 (12.94%) Continuous Integration
8 544 (12.87%) Problem-Solving
9 505 (11.94%) Scrum
10 497 (11.75%) Test Automation
11 481 (11.38%) Microservices
12 406 (9.60%) SDLC
13 382 (9.04%) Unit Testing
14 376 (8.89%) Mentoring
15 375 (8.87%) MVC
16 363 (8.59%) Mathematics
17 266 (6.29%) Artificial Intelligence
18 229 (5.42%) Open Source
19 222 (5.25%) Machine Learning
20 212 (5.01%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 1,625 (38.43%) C#
2 1,598 (37.80%) C++
3 1,368 (32.36%) Java
4 1,266 (29.94%) JavaScript
5 969 (22.92%) C
6 960 (22.71%) Python
7 817 (19.32%) SQL
8 217 (5.13%) PHP
9 192 (4.54%) TypeScript
10 180 (4.26%) Embedded C
11 135 (3.19%) Go
12 121 (2.86%) MATLAB
13 117 (2.77%) Ruby
14 98 (2.32%) Scala
15 88 (2.08%) Java 8
16 76 (1.80%) T-SQL
17 71 (1.68%) Embedded C++
18 68 (1.61%) Kotlin
19 66 (1.56%) VB.NET
20 64 (1.51%) R
Qualifications
1 1,093 (25.85%) Degree
2 388 (9.18%) Computer Science Degree
3 215 (5.09%) Security Cleared
4 117 (2.77%) SC Cleared
5 83 (1.96%) Numerate Degree
6 79 (1.87%) DV Cleared
7 34 (0.80%) PhD
8 26 (0.61%) Master's Degree
9 21 (0.50%) CISSP
10 19 (0.45%) HND
10 19 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
11 18 (0.43%) DBS Check
12 16 (0.38%) CISMP
13 11 (0.26%) AWS Certification
14 10 (0.24%) HNC
15 9 (0.21%) Postgraduate
16 7 (0.17%) MCSE
17 5 (0.12%) CCNA
17 5 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
17 5 (0.12%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (3.03%) QA
2 21 (0.50%) MISRA
3 20 (0.47%) Data Quality
4 19 (0.45%) DICOM
5 18 (0.43%) ISO 9001
6 15 (0.35%) MISRA C
7 14 (0.33%) GDPR
8 13 (0.31%) PSD2
9 12 (0.28%) IEC 61508
10 11 (0.26%) ISO 26262
10 11 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 8 (0.19%) Def Stans
11 8 (0.19%) ISO 13485
12 6 (0.14%) DO-178B
13 5 (0.12%) ECSS
14 4 (0.095%) SEPA
15 2 (0.047%) SLA
16 1 (0.024%) IEC 61131
16 1 (0.024%) IEC 62304
16 1 (0.024%) JTAG
System Software
1 484 (11.45%) Docker
2 112 (2.65%) Firmware
3 36 (0.85%) Active Directory
4 20 (0.47%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 15 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (0.12%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.095%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.047%) Kamailio
10 1 (0.024%) HDFS
10 1 (0.024%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.024%) Job Entry Subsystem
10 1 (0.024%) KVM
10 1 (0.024%) LXC
10 1 (0.024%) Time Sharing Option
10 1 (0.024%) Varnish
10 1 (0.024%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.024%) vSphere
10 1 (0.024%) zsh
Systems Management
1 298 (7.05%) Kubernetes
2 74 (1.75%) Ansible
3 63 (1.49%) Terraform
4 28 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
5 24 (0.57%) Marathon
5 24 (0.57%) Mesos
6 23 (0.54%) Kibana
7 22 (0.52%) Puppet
8 20 (0.47%) Tivoli
9 13 (0.31%) SELinux
10 6 (0.14%) BMC PATROL
10 6 (0.14%) Control-M
10 6 (0.14%) Prometheus
11 5 (0.12%) Cloudify
11 5 (0.12%) Docker Swarm
11 5 (0.12%) MIIS
12 4 (0.095%) Oozie
13 3 (0.071%) Ambari
13 3 (0.071%) Cisco CUCM
13 3 (0.071%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 340 (8.04%) Microsoft
2 218 (5.16%) Google
3 129 (3.05%) Oracle
4 110 (2.60%) Sage
5 50 (1.18%) IBM
6 49 (1.16%) Atlassian
7 34 (0.80%) SAP
8 33 (0.78%) WorldPay
9 28 (0.66%) Perforce
10 26 (0.61%) QNX
11 23 (0.54%) Adobe
12 22 (0.52%) Red Hat
12 22 (0.52%) Xamarin
13 21 (0.50%) MathWorks
13 21 (0.50%) VMware
14 18 (0.43%) Salesforce.com
15 15 (0.35%) FIS
16 14 (0.33%) Apple
17 13 (0.31%) Advent
17 13 (0.31%) Tableau