Period
to 28 September 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 28 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
28 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 18 19 20
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 2,972 8,385 9,031
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 11.18% 10.46% 9.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.14% 11.42% 10.54%
Number of salaries quoted 2,773 6,704 7,621
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £34,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,500 £70,000
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 the UK excluding London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 24,485 73,444 85,723
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 92.09% 91.60% 91.43%
Number of salaries quoted 19,834 56,962 68,369
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £68,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in the UK excluding London

Software Engineering
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Salary trend for Software Engineering in the UK excluding London

Software Engineering
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Engineering in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 28 September 2020.

Salary histogram for Software Engineering in the UK excluding London

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 28 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
North of England +4 870 £52,500 +5.00% 248
South East +1 853 £55,000 +10.00% 261
North West +1 385 £55,000 +10.00% 151
Yorkshire +16 383 £50,000 - 75
Midlands +14 354 £50,000 +5.26% 135
South West -10 328 £47,500 +3.26% 133
Scotland -2 255 £50,000 +4.17% 74
West Midlands +11 217 £50,000 - 87
East of England +5 196 £55,000 +4.76% 140
East Midlands +18 137 £50,000 +16.28% 48
North East +5 102 £45,000 - 22
Northern Ireland +9 77 £45,000 -25.00% 15
Wales -17 49 £45,000 - 23
Software Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 28 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 1,252 (42.13%) Agile Software Development
2 1,094 (36.81%) C#
3 1,033 (34.76%) JavaScript
4 930 (31.29%) .NET
5 753 (25.34%) Java
6 744 (25.03%) Python
7 691 (23.25%) SQL
8 671 (22.58%) Degree
9 664 (22.34%) DevOps
10 612 (20.59%) Azure
11 593 (19.95%) C++
12 538 (18.10%) AWS
13 495 (16.66%) HTML
13 495 (16.66%) Microservices
14 483 (16.25%) Docker
15 478 (16.08%) AngularJS
16 468 (15.75%) React
17 444 (14.94%) CSS
18 438 (14.74%) Scrum
18 438 (14.74%) Git (software)
19 437 (14.70%) Computer Science
20 434 (14.60%) Linux
21 409 (13.76%) Node.js
22 384 (12.92%) TDD
23 376 (12.65%) C
24 343 (11.54%) OO
24 343 (11.54%) Test Automation
25 319 (10.73%) Continuous Integration
26 318 (10.70%) SQL Server
27 305 (10.26%) .NET Core

Software Engineering
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 80 (2.69%) Confluence
2 61 (2.05%) Elasticsearch
3 38 (1.28%) CMS
4 32 (1.08%) Apache
4 32 (1.08%) IIS
5 25 (0.84%) nginx
6 21 (0.71%) Apache Spark
7 14 (0.47%) NServiceBus
7 14 (0.47%) Tomcat
8 11 (0.37%) JBoss
8 11 (0.37%) OpenStack
9 9 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
9 9 (0.30%) WebSphere
10 8 (0.27%) WordPress
11 7 (0.24%) GlassFish
12 6 (0.20%) SAS
13 5 (0.17%) EPiServer
13 5 (0.17%) Orchard CMS
13 5 (0.17%) SharePoint
14 4 (0.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 17 (0.57%) Simulink
2 12 (0.40%) Chatbot
3 8 (0.27%) Sketch
4 7 (0.24%) Zeplin
5 5 (0.17%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (0.17%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (0.17%) TargetLink
6 4 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (0.10%) EPLAN
7 3 (0.10%) SOLIDWORKS
8 2 (0.067%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.067%) InVision
8 2 (0.067%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.034%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.034%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.034%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.24%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 6 (0.20%) NetSuite
4 5 (0.17%) Magento
5 3 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.10%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 2 (0.067%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.067%) OpenCart
6 2 (0.067%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.067%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 612 (20.59%) Azure
2 538 (18.10%) AWS
3 133 (4.48%) SaaS
4 114 (3.84%) GCP
5 79 (2.66%) Serverless
6 78 (2.62%) Cloud Computing
7 64 (2.15%) GitHub
8 58 (1.95%) PaaS
9 51 (1.72%) AWS Lambda
10 37 (1.24%) IaaS
10 37 (1.24%) npm
11 33 (1.11%) Power Platform
12 18 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
13 17 (0.57%) Amazon ECS
14 16 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
15 15 (0.50%) Azure Functions
15 15 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
16 13 (0.44%) Logic Apps
17 12 (0.40%) PowerApps
17 12 (0.40%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 53 (1.78%) TCP/IP
2 32 (1.08%) Internet
3 30 (1.01%) Ethernet
3 30 (1.01%) Skype
4 26 (0.87%) RS-485
5 25 (0.84%) RS-232
6 24 (0.81%) Wireless
7 23 (0.77%) DNS
8 22 (0.74%) HTTP
9 20 (0.67%) Network Security
10 13 (0.44%) Modbus
11 12 (0.40%) Firewall
11 12 (0.40%) H.323
11 12 (0.40%) MQTT
11 12 (0.40%) SSL
11 12 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
12 11 (0.37%) Bluetooth
13 9 (0.30%) SSH
14 8 (0.27%) 4G
14 8 (0.27%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 318 (10.70%) SQL Server
2 244 (8.21%) NoSQL
3 139 (4.68%) MySQL
4 135 (4.54%) Big Data
5 93 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
6 89 (2.99%) MongoDB
7 84 (2.83%) Relational Database
8 50 (1.68%) Hadoop
9 44 (1.48%) Redis
10 43 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
11 28 (0.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 28 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 23 (0.77%) Power BI
13 20 (0.67%) BigQuery
14 18 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 16 (0.54%) Data Lake
16 15 (0.50%) Neo4j
16 15 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
17 14 (0.47%) GIS
18 12 (0.40%) HBase
Development Applications
1 438 (14.74%) Git (software)
2 210 (7.07%) Jenkins
3 154 (5.18%) JIRA
4 105 (3.53%) Subversion
4 105 (3.53%) Visual Studio
5 75 (2.52%) JUnit
6 60 (2.02%) GitLab
7 55 (1.85%) Mercurial
8 53 (1.78%) Maven
9 50 (1.68%) Selenium
10 48 (1.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 46 (1.55%) Bitbucket
12 43 (1.45%) NUnit
13 36 (1.21%) Eclipse
13 36 (1.21%) webpack
14 29 (0.98%) Mockito
15 28 (0.94%) SpecFlow
16 24 (0.81%) Babel
16 24 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
17 22 (0.74%) TeamCity
General
1 227 (7.64%) Finance
2 119 (4.00%) Electronics
3 93 (3.13%) Manufacturing
4 90 (3.03%) Public Sector
5 78 (2.62%) Automotive
6 69 (2.32%) Marketing
7 66 (2.22%) Telecoms
8 64 (2.15%) Law
9 62 (2.09%) Retail
10 53 (1.78%) Games
11 46 (1.55%) Aerospace
12 38 (1.28%) Banking
13 18 (0.61%) Advertising
13 18 (0.61%) Military
14 16 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
15 10 (0.34%) Back Office
15 10 (0.34%) Police
16 8 (0.27%) Investment Banking
16 8 (0.27%) Publishing
17 5 (0.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1,508 (50.74%) Software Engineer
2 874 (29.41%) Developer
3 411 (13.83%) Senior Software Engineer
4 257 (8.65%) Software Developer
5 221 (7.44%) C# Software Engineer
6 185 (6.22%) Java Engineer
6 185 (6.22%) Senior Developer
7 166 (5.59%) Embedded Engineer
7 166 (5.59%) Java Software Engineer
8 154 (5.18%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 152 (5.11%) C# Developer
10 149 (5.01%) .NET Developer
11 141 (4.74%) C++ Software Engineer
12 137 (4.61%) .NET Software Engineer
13 125 (4.21%) Python Engineer
14 121 (4.07%) Java Developer
15 109 (3.67%) Python Software Engineer
16 108 (3.63%) Developer/Software Engineer
17 102 (3.43%) DevOps Engineer
18 87 (2.93%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 930 (31.29%) .NET
2 495 (16.66%) HTML
3 478 (16.08%) AngularJS
4 468 (15.75%) React
5 444 (14.94%) CSS
6 409 (13.76%) Node.js
7 305 (10.26%) .NET Core
8 253 (8.51%) ASP.NET
9 244 (8.21%) REST
10 208 (7.00%) .NET Framework
11 201 (6.76%) RESTful
12 184 (6.19%) HTML5
13 171 (5.75%) Spring
14 153 (5.15%) ASP.NET Web API
15 150 (5.05%) Vue.js
16 135 (4.54%) Web Services
17 129 (4.34%) jQuery
18 111 (3.73%) WPF
19 103 (3.47%) Redux
20 101 (3.40%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 239 (8.04%) Algorithms
2 213 (7.17%) Greenfield Project
3 147 (4.95%) User Experience
4 135 (4.54%) Analytical Skills
5 126 (4.24%) Data Structures
6 122 (4.10%) Mobile App
7 76 (2.56%) Management Information System
8 71 (2.39%) Embedded Systems
9 67 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
10 51 (1.72%) Cloud Native
11 42 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
12 31 (1.04%) Public Cloud
12 31 (1.04%) Virtual Team
13 25 (0.84%) Device Driver
14 23 (0.77%) CUDA
15 22 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
16 21 (0.71%) NHS
17 18 (0.61%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 18 (0.61%) Life Science
18 17 (0.57%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 434 (14.60%) Linux
2 261 (8.78%) Windows
3 122 (4.10%) Android
4 109 (3.67%) Apple iOS
5 49 (1.65%) CentOS
6 42 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 40 (1.35%) Unix
8 29 (0.98%) Embedded Linux
9 28 (0.94%) Windows Server
10 19 (0.64%) VxWorks
11 16 (0.54%) Ubuntu
12 10 (0.34%) Robot Operating System
13 9 (0.30%) Mac OS X
13 9 (0.30%) Windows 10
14 5 (0.17%) Windows Server 2016
15 4 (0.13%) Nucleus RTOS
16 3 (0.10%) FreeRTOS
16 3 (0.10%) SafeRTOS
16 3 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
16 3 (0.10%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,252 (42.13%) Agile Software Development
2 664 (22.34%) DevOps
3 495 (16.66%) Microservices
4 438 (14.74%) Scrum
5 437 (14.70%) Computer Science
6 384 (12.92%) TDD
7 343 (11.54%) OO
7 343 (11.54%) Test Automation
8 319 (10.73%) Continuous Integration
9 281 (9.45%) Problem-Solving
10 278 (9.35%) Unit Testing
11 263 (8.85%) MVC
12 250 (8.41%) Mathematics
13 233 (7.84%) Mentoring
14 198 (6.66%) SDLC
15 193 (6.49%) Open Source
16 185 (6.22%) Machine Learning
17 170 (5.72%) Artificial Intelligence
18 159 (5.35%) Front End Development
19 141 (4.74%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1,094 (36.81%) C#
2 1,033 (34.76%) JavaScript
3 753 (25.34%) Java
4 744 (25.03%) Python
5 691 (23.25%) SQL
6 593 (19.95%) C++
7 376 (12.65%) C
8 201 (6.76%) TypeScript
9 152 (5.11%) Go
10 148 (4.98%) PHP
11 89 (2.99%) Embedded C
12 87 (2.93%) Ruby
13 80 (2.69%) Scala
14 77 (2.59%) T-SQL
15 65 (2.19%) MATLAB
16 64 (2.15%) PowerShell
17 54 (1.82%) R
18 51 (1.72%) Java 8
19 44 (1.48%) Embedded C++
20 43 (1.45%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 671 (22.58%) Degree
2 192 (6.46%) Computer Science Degree
3 154 (5.18%) Security Cleared
4 86 (2.89%) DV Cleared
5 70 (2.36%) SC Cleared
6 41 (1.38%) PhD
7 32 (1.08%) Numerate Degree
8 27 (0.91%) AWS Certification
9 14 (0.47%) Master's Degree
10 10 (0.34%) HNC
11 9 (0.30%) HND
12 8 (0.27%) TOGAF Certification
13 6 (0.20%) BC Cleared
13 6 (0.20%) ISTQB
14 5 (0.17%) CCNA
14 5 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
15 4 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
16 3 (0.10%) MCSE
16 3 (0.10%) MCTS
16 3 (0.10%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 164 (5.52%) QA
2 16 (0.54%) GDPR
2 16 (0.54%) ISO 26262
3 15 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (0.50%) PMO
4 13 (0.44%) MISRA
5 10 (0.34%) NIST
6 8 (0.27%) MISRA C
6 8 (0.27%) NIST 800
7 7 (0.24%) IEC 61508
8 6 (0.20%) SLA
9 5 (0.17%) DO-178B
10 4 (0.13%) Data Quality
10 4 (0.13%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.10%) ISO 13485
12 2 (0.067%) Def Stans
12 2 (0.067%) GAMP
13 1 (0.034%) HL7
13 1 (0.034%) ISO/IEC 12207
13 1 (0.034%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 483 (16.25%) Docker
2 45 (1.51%) Firmware
3 23 (0.77%) Active Directory
4 20 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (0.47%) HDFS
6 13 (0.44%) Hyper-V
7 11 (0.37%) vSphere
8 8 (0.27%) KVM
8 8 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.13%) LXC
10 3 (0.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.067%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.067%) iptables
12 1 (0.034%) FreeRADIUS
12 1 (0.034%) NFS
Systems Management
1 270 (9.08%) Kubernetes
2 125 (4.21%) Terraform
3 116 (3.90%) Ansible
4 43 (1.45%) Puppet
5 32 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
6 28 (0.94%) Prometheus
7 26 (0.87%) Grafana
8 22 (0.74%) Graphite
9 12 (0.40%) Kibana
10 7 (0.24%) Docker Swarm
10 7 (0.24%) MIIS
11 5 (0.17%) NetIQ Identity Manager
12 4 (0.13%) Nagios
12 4 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
13 3 (0.10%) McAfee ePO
13 3 (0.10%) Packer
13 3 (0.10%) Rancher
13 3 (0.10%) SELinux
13 3 (0.10%) vCenter Server
14 2 (0.067%) WSUS
Vendors
1 294 (9.89%) Microsoft
2 96 (3.23%) Oracle
3 78 (2.62%) Google
4 44 (1.48%) VMware
5 36 (1.21%) Red Hat
6 33 (1.11%) Atlassian
7 27 (0.91%) SAP
7 27 (0.91%) Xamarin
8 22 (0.74%) IBM
9 19 (0.64%) Autodesk
9 19 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
10 15 (0.50%) Splunk
11 12 (0.40%) NVIDIA
12 11 (0.37%) Intel
12 11 (0.37%) MuleSoft
13 10 (0.34%) Zend
14 9 (0.30%) Apple
14 9 (0.30%) Sitecore
14 9 (0.30%) TOWER Software
15 7 (0.24%) BT