Period
to 27 January 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 27 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
27 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 18 18 20
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 +3
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 7,056 8,996 9,484
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 10.03% 10.74% 9.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.01% 11.69% 10.44%
Number of salaries quoted 5,461 7,217 7,790
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +6.17%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £52,925 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.64% +5.85% -

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 64,077 76,969 90,807
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 91.04% 91.87% 91.29%
Number of salaries quoted 50,471 60,107 73,671
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,173 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.61% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage 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

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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 27 January 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 27 January 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 0 2,444 £50,000 - 495
North of England -2 1,392 £50,000 +7.46% 437
South West +4 1,143 £45,000 - 273
North West 0 712 £51,500 +3.00% 229
Midlands -13 662 £47,500 +5.56% 255
Scotland +2 600 £47,500 +2.15% 135
East of England -4 559 £52,500 +5.00% 306
Yorkshire -4 514 £50,000 +11.11% 155
West Midlands -9 412 £50,000 +11.11% 162
East Midlands -13 246 £47,500 - 93
Wales -3 183 £42,500 +6.25% 52
North East +3 166 £47,500 -1.99% 53
Northern Ireland -1 80 £57,500 +27.78% 16
Channel Islands - 1 - -
Software Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 3,113 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
2 2,493 (35.33%) C#
3 2,279 (32.30%) JavaScript
4 2,196 (31.12%) Java
5 1,969 (27.91%) .NET
6 1,951 (27.65%) C++
7 1,618 (22.93%) Degree
8 1,461 (20.71%) Python
9 1,417 (20.08%) SQL
10 1,253 (17.76%) Linux
11 1,191 (16.88%) C
12 1,169 (16.57%) HTML
13 1,119 (15.86%) Computer Science
14 1,089 (15.43%) Git (software)
15 1,077 (15.26%) AWS
16 1,058 (14.99%) Scrum
17 1,052 (14.91%) DevOps
18 1,039 (14.73%) AngularJS
19 1,023 (14.50%) CSS
20 994 (14.09%) Problem-Solving
21 976 (13.83%) Azure
22 904 (12.81%) TDD
23 847 (12.00%) Test Automation
24 845 (11.98%) React
25 825 (11.69%) Docker
26 806 (11.42%) Node.js
27 801 (11.35%) Windows
28 799 (11.32%) Microservices
29 792 (11.22%) OO
30 786 (11.14%) Continuous Integration

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
1 129 (1.83%) Confluence
2 117 (1.66%) Elasticsearch
3 101 (1.43%) Apache Spark
4 95 (1.35%) Apache
5 86 (1.22%) Tomcat
6 77 (1.09%) CMS
7 67 (0.95%) IIS
8 65 (0.92%) JBoss
9 42 (0.60%) WordPress
10 39 (0.55%) WebSphere
11 33 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
12 31 (0.44%) Drupal
13 30 (0.43%) SharePoint
14 28 (0.40%) OpenStack
15 21 (0.30%) SAS
16 16 (0.23%) Cloud Foundry
16 16 (0.23%) nginx
17 14 (0.20%) Jupyter
18 13 (0.18%) CICS
19 12 (0.17%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 42 (0.60%) MS Visio
2 35 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 34 (0.48%) Simulink
4 26 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
5 23 (0.33%) Microsoft Office
6 17 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 15 (0.21%) Sketch
8 9 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 7 (0.099%) InVision
9 7 (0.099%) Zeplin
10 6 (0.085%) Stateflow
11 4 (0.057%) AutoCAD
12 3 (0.043%) MicroStation
12 3 (0.043%) PlantUML
13 2 (0.028%) Adobe Illustrator
13 2 (0.028%) Chatbot
13 2 (0.028%) InDesign
13 2 (0.028%) InfoPath
13 2 (0.028%) Photoshop
14 1 (0.014%) Maya
Business Applications
1 10 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.099%) Magento
3 6 (0.085%) Dynamics GP
4 5 (0.071%) Sage 200
4 5 (0.071%) Sage 50
5 4 (0.057%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.028%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.028%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.028%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.014%) Distributed Ledger
7 1 (0.014%) Sage CRM
7 1 (0.014%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.014%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 1,077 (15.26%) AWS
2 976 (13.83%) Azure
3 292 (4.14%) GCP
3 292 (4.14%) SaaS
4 181 (2.57%) Serverless
5 140 (1.98%) GitHub
6 97 (1.37%) AWS Lambda
7 93 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
8 82 (1.16%) Amazon S3
9 67 (0.95%) PaaS
10 65 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
10 65 (0.92%) OpenShift
11 43 (0.61%) Amazon SQS
12 40 (0.57%) IaaS
13 31 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
13 31 (0.44%) npm
14 30 (0.43%) Power Platform
15 28 (0.40%) Amazon ECS
16 27 (0.38%) Sage Pay
17 26 (0.37%) FinancialForce
Communications & Networking
1 126 (1.79%) TCP/IP
2 107 (1.52%) Internet
2 107 (1.52%) Wireless
3 84 (1.19%) HTTP
4 53 (0.75%) Bluetooth
5 48 (0.68%) Firewall
6 43 (0.61%) Network Security
7 36 (0.51%) RS-232
8 33 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
9 31 (0.44%) DNS
10 27 (0.38%) RS-485
11 23 (0.33%) Ethernet
11 23 (0.33%) VoIP
12 19 (0.27%) HTTPS
12 19 (0.27%) RTP
13 17 (0.24%) Broadband
13 17 (0.24%) LTE
14 16 (0.23%) MQTT
14 16 (0.23%) Wireshark
15 15 (0.21%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 717 (10.16%) SQL Server
2 446 (6.32%) MySQL
3 351 (4.97%) NoSQL
4 346 (4.90%) Big Data
5 339 (4.80%) PostgreSQL
6 336 (4.76%) Relational Database
7 330 (4.68%) MongoDB
8 144 (2.04%) Hadoop
9 124 (1.76%) Redis
10 108 (1.53%) RDBMS
11 81 (1.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 79 (1.12%) GIS
13 58 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 58 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 52 (0.74%) Neo4j
15 46 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
15 46 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
16 45 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
17 43 (0.61%) Apache Hive
18 37 (0.52%) HBase
Development Applications
1 1,089 (15.43%) Git (software)
2 495 (7.02%) Jenkins
3 430 (6.09%) JIRA
4 307 (4.35%) Visual Studio
5 228 (3.23%) Subversion
6 176 (2.49%) Selenium
7 155 (2.20%) Maven
8 118 (1.67%) Eclipse
9 107 (1.52%) Bitbucket
10 103 (1.46%) JUnit
10 103 (1.46%) webpack
11 100 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
12 89 (1.26%) Cucumber
13 83 (1.18%) GitLab
14 64 (0.91%) gulp
14 64 (0.91%) TeamCity
15 59 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 56 (0.79%) NetBeans
17 55 (0.78%) Grunt
18 54 (0.77%) JMeter
General
1 761 (10.79%) Finance
2 343 (4.86%) Electronics
3 260 (3.68%) Banking
4 229 (3.25%) Retail
5 188 (2.66%) Aerospace
6 180 (2.55%) Automotive
7 177 (2.51%) Telecoms
8 160 (2.27%) Marketing
9 143 (2.03%) Public Sector
10 142 (2.01%) Military
11 137 (1.94%) Manufacturing
12 119 (1.69%) Games
13 93 (1.32%) Law
14 88 (1.25%) Advertising
15 41 (0.58%) Legal
16 28 (0.40%) Avionics
17 24 (0.34%) Back Office
18 21 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
19 15 (0.21%) Financial Institution
20 7 (0.099%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 3,760 (53.29%) Software Engineer
2 2,076 (29.42%) Developer
3 1,046 (14.82%) Senior Software Engineer
4 601 (8.52%) Software Developer
5 485 (6.87%) Java Engineer
6 446 (6.32%) Java Software Engineer
7 440 (6.24%) C++ Software Engineer
8 430 (6.09%) Embedded Engineer
9 426 (6.04%) C# Software Engineer
10 407 (5.77%) Senior Developer
11 400 (5.67%) Java Developer
12 389 (5.51%) Embedded Software Engineer
13 373 (5.29%) C# Developer
14 364 (5.16%) .NET Developer
15 349 (4.95%) .NET Software Engineer
16 274 (3.88%) Junior
17 259 (3.67%) Graduate
18 245 (3.47%) Developer/Software Engineer
19 187 (2.65%) Lead Software Engineer
20 186 (2.64%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,969 (27.91%) .NET
2 1,169 (16.57%) HTML
3 1,039 (14.73%) AngularJS
4 1,023 (14.50%) CSS
5 845 (11.98%) React
6 806 (11.42%) Node.js
7 657 (9.31%) ASP.NET
8 541 (7.67%) Spring
9 487 (6.90%) .NET Core
10 484 (6.86%) Web Services
11 466 (6.60%) REST
12 451 (6.39%) RESTful
13 442 (6.26%) .NET Framework
14 381 (5.40%) HTML5
15 372 (5.27%) jQuery
16 310 (4.39%) ASP.NET MVC
17 300 (4.25%) WPF
18 245 (3.47%) Vue.js
19 239 (3.39%) ASP.NET Web API
20 228 (3.23%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 474 (6.72%) Greenfield Project
2 371 (5.26%) User Experience
3 356 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
4 342 (4.85%) Algorithms
5 248 (3.51%) Self-Motivation
6 222 (3.15%) Embedded Systems
7 201 (2.85%) Enterprise Software
8 164 (2.32%) Mobile App
9 158 (2.24%) Robotics
10 102 (1.45%) Cloud Native
10 102 (1.45%) Public Cloud
11 84 (1.19%) Data Structures
12 83 (1.18%) Management Information System
13 72 (1.02%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 65 (0.92%) Device Driver
15 45 (0.64%) Virtual Team
16 44 (0.62%) Internet of Things
17 42 (0.60%) NHS
18 40 (0.57%) VHDL
19 38 (0.54%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 1,253 (17.76%) Linux
2 801 (11.35%) Windows
3 242 (3.43%) Android
4 219 (3.10%) Unix
5 210 (2.98%) Apple iOS
6 111 (1.57%) Embedded Linux
7 50 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 45 (0.64%) Windows Server
9 43 (0.61%) CentOS
10 31 (0.44%) VxWorks
11 29 (0.41%) Windows 10
11 29 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
12 27 (0.38%) Ubuntu
13 25 (0.35%) Mac OS X
14 22 (0.31%) Mac OS
15 13 (0.18%) Debian
15 13 (0.18%) FreeRTOS
15 13 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
16 9 (0.13%) ThreadX
17 7 (0.099%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,113 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
2 1,119 (15.86%) Computer Science
3 1,058 (14.99%) Scrum
4 1,052 (14.91%) DevOps
5 994 (14.09%) Problem-Solving
6 904 (12.81%) TDD
7 847 (12.00%) Test Automation
8 799 (11.32%) Microservices
9 792 (11.22%) OO
10 786 (11.14%) Continuous Integration
11 713 (10.10%) MVC
12 650 (9.21%) Mentoring
13 636 (9.01%) SDLC
14 562 (7.96%) Unit Testing
15 484 (6.86%) Mathematics
16 413 (5.85%) Web Development
17 391 (5.54%) Machine Learning
18 340 (4.82%) OOP
19 324 (4.59%) Analytics
20 320 (4.54%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 2,493 (35.33%) C#
2 2,279 (32.30%) JavaScript
3 2,196 (31.12%) Java
4 1,951 (27.65%) C++
5 1,461 (20.71%) Python
6 1,417 (20.08%) SQL
7 1,191 (16.88%) C
8 466 (6.60%) PHP
9 319 (4.52%) TypeScript
10 243 (3.44%) Embedded C
11 221 (3.13%) Go
11 221 (3.13%) Ruby
12 167 (2.37%) MATLAB
13 165 (2.34%) Java 8
14 149 (2.11%) T-SQL
15 136 (1.93%) Scala
16 131 (1.86%) Bash Shell
17 121 (1.71%) VB.NET
18 107 (1.52%) PowerShell
19 105 (1.49%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1,618 (22.93%) Degree
2 553 (7.84%) Computer Science Degree
3 436 (6.18%) Security Cleared
4 209 (2.96%) SC Cleared
5 175 (2.48%) DV Cleared
6 110 (1.56%) Numerate Degree
7 75 (1.06%) PhD
8 43 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
9 42 (0.60%) HND
10 36 (0.51%) CISSP
11 28 (0.40%) PMI Certification
12 27 (0.38%) DBS Check
13 26 (0.37%) Master's Degree
14 24 (0.34%) AWS Certification
15 20 (0.28%) MCSE
16 19 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
17 18 (0.26%) PMP
18 17 (0.24%) CCNA
19 16 (0.23%) Postgraduate
19 16 (0.23%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 365 (5.17%) QA
2 45 (0.64%) GDPR
3 30 (0.43%) DICOM
4 27 (0.38%) IEC 61508
4 27 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 20 (0.28%) MISRA
6 19 (0.27%) SLA
7 15 (0.21%) ISO 9001
8 14 (0.20%) MISRA C
9 10 (0.14%) NIST
10 9 (0.13%) Data Quality
11 8 (0.11%) DO-178B
11 8 (0.11%) PCI DSS
12 7 (0.099%) COBIT
12 7 (0.099%) ISO 26262
12 7 (0.099%) NCSC
12 7 (0.099%) PSD2
13 6 (0.085%) Def Stans
13 6 (0.085%) PMO
13 6 (0.085%) Solvency II
System Software
1 825 (11.69%) Docker
2 211 (2.99%) Firmware
3 53 (0.75%) Active Directory
4 35 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
5 30 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
6 16 (0.23%) HDFS
7 14 (0.20%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 12 (0.17%) vSphere
9 10 (0.14%) ACF2
9 10 (0.14%) RACF
10 6 (0.085%) Hyper-V
11 5 (0.071%) ISA Server
11 5 (0.071%) KVM
11 5 (0.071%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (0.057%) VirtualBox
13 3 (0.043%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 3 (0.043%) VMware ESXi
14 2 (0.028%) Postfix
14 2 (0.028%) Varnish
15 1 (0.014%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 498 (7.06%) Kubernetes
2 157 (2.23%) Ansible
3 153 (2.17%) Terraform
4 87 (1.23%) Puppet
5 59 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
6 23 (0.33%) BMC PATROL
7 22 (0.31%) Docker Swarm
8 21 (0.30%) Kibana
9 15 (0.21%) SELinux
10 14 (0.20%) Tivoli
11 12 (0.17%) Prometheus
11 12 (0.17%) SCCM
11 12 (0.17%) SCOM
12 10 (0.14%) Nagios
12 10 (0.14%) WSUS
13 9 (0.13%) Red Hat Satellite
14 8 (0.11%) MIIS
14 8 (0.11%) Oozie
15 7 (0.099%) Salt
15 7 (0.099%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 606 (8.59%) Microsoft
2 276 (3.91%) Oracle
3 258 (3.66%) Google
4 233 (3.30%) Sage
5 92 (1.30%) SAP
6 81 (1.15%) IBM
7 76 (1.08%) Atlassian
8 67 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
9 61 (0.86%) Xamarin
10 59 (0.84%) WorldPay
11 55 (0.78%) Red Hat
12 47 (0.67%) FIS
13 46 (0.65%) VMware
14 43 (0.61%) Adobe
15 35 (0.50%) Sitecore
16 31 (0.44%) ServiceNow
17 29 (0.41%) Perforce
18 26 (0.37%) Advent
19 24 (0.34%) Apple
19 24 (0.34%) HP