Period
to 21 May 2019

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 21 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 17 20 22
Rank change year-on-year +3 +2 +4
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 9,239 9,572 8,185
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 11.27% 9.69% 8.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.32% 10.60% 9.26%
Number of salaries quoted 7,094 7,576 7,003
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.76% -3.41%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £71,693 £67,875 £61,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -

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 75,004 90,288 88,428
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 91.48% 91.41% 90.82%
Number of salaries quoted 57,771 72,874 72,167
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% 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 21 May 2019.

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 21 May 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 +6 3,024 £50,000 +5.26% 483
North of England +3 2,046 £47,500 - 355
South West +1 1,307 £45,000 -2.17% 272
North West +3 1,083 £50,000 +1.52% 167
Midlands +6 927 £45,000 -2.82% 230
Scotland +6 876 £45,000 -10.00% 144
Yorkshire +12 827 £45,000 - 145
East of England -7 770 £52,500 - 400
West Midlands +12 608 £47,500 +5.56% 130
East Midlands +3 324 £45,000 -6.25% 100
Wales +17 200 £42,500 +6.25% 65
North East +5 136 £45,000 -10.00% 43
Northern Ireland -6 101 £40,000 -1.84% 28
Isle of Man +1 3 £45,000 +11.11% 1
Software Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 21 May 2019, 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 4,457 (48.24%) Agile Software Development
2 3,526 (38.16%) C#
3 3,471 (37.57%) Java
4 2,843 (30.77%) JavaScript
5 2,736 (29.61%) C++
6 2,459 (26.62%) .NET
7 2,316 (25.07%) Degree
8 1,972 (21.34%) SQL
9 1,840 (19.92%) Python
10 1,686 (18.25%) C
11 1,669 (18.06%) Linux
12 1,569 (16.98%) Computer Science
13 1,555 (16.83%) HTML
14 1,423 (15.40%) TDD
15 1,361 (14.73%) CSS
16 1,310 (14.18%) Scrum
17 1,299 (14.06%) DevOps
18 1,297 (14.04%) Git (software)
19 1,278 (13.83%) MVC
20 1,256 (13.59%) Continuous Integration
21 1,250 (13.53%) AngularJS
22 1,198 (12.97%) Amazon AWS
23 1,182 (12.79%) OO
24 1,149 (12.44%) Microsoft
25 1,134 (12.27%) Test Automation
26 1,105 (11.96%) Microsoft Azure
27 1,088 (11.78%) ASP.NET
28 1,083 (11.72%) Finance
29 1,030 (11.15%) Problem-Solving
30 1,021 (11.05%) SQL Server

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
1 238 (2.58%) Elasticsearch
2 231 (2.50%) Apache
3 176 (1.90%) Confluence
4 131 (1.42%) Apache Spark
5 108 (1.17%) Tomcat
6 85 (0.92%) JBoss
7 75 (0.81%) IIS
8 64 (0.69%) SharePoint
9 61 (0.66%) SAS
10 57 (0.62%) CMS
11 46 (0.50%) Cloud Foundry
12 44 (0.48%) nginx
13 33 (0.36%) WebSphere
14 27 (0.29%) Umbraco
15 24 (0.26%) OpenStack
16 22 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 18 (0.19%) WebLogic
18 17 (0.18%) Drupal
19 16 (0.17%) Jetty
19 16 (0.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 87 (0.94%) Chatbot
2 69 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
3 44 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
4 24 (0.26%) Simulink
5 19 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
6 15 (0.16%) Fireworks
7 12 (0.13%) Sketch
7 12 (0.13%) SPSS
8 10 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
9 9 (0.097%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 9 (0.097%) MS Visio
10 8 (0.087%) Stateflow
10 8 (0.087%) TargetLink
11 7 (0.076%) Spreadsheet
12 5 (0.054%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 5 (0.054%) Adobe Illustrator
12 5 (0.054%) Photoshop
13 4 (0.043%) EngageOne
14 3 (0.032%) AutoCAD
15 2 (0.022%) NASTRAN
Business Applications
1 30 (0.32%) Summit
2 24 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
4 7 (0.076%) Magento
5 6 (0.065%) SAP CRM
6 5 (0.054%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.054%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (0.054%) SAP ERP
6 5 (0.054%) Shopify
7 4 (0.043%) Visualfiles
8 3 (0.032%) Odoo
9 2 (0.022%) Infor M3
9 2 (0.022%) Maximo
9 2 (0.022%) NetSuite
9 2 (0.022%) SAP Hybris
10 1 (0.011%) LabWindows
10 1 (0.011%) Remedy AR System
10 1 (0.011%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.011%) SAP MDG
10 1 (0.011%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 1,198 (12.97%) Amazon AWS
2 1,105 (11.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 409 (4.43%) SaaS
4 355 (3.84%) Google Cloud Platform
5 222 (2.40%) GitHub
6 174 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
7 145 (1.57%) Serverless
8 87 (0.94%) PaaS
9 86 (0.93%) npm
10 76 (0.82%) Office 365
11 65 (0.70%) AWS Lambda
12 56 (0.61%) Amazon S3
12 56 (0.61%) OpenShift
13 53 (0.57%) IaaS
14 51 (0.55%) IBM Cloud
15 47 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
15 47 (0.51%) G Suite
16 36 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
17 34 (0.37%) Power Platform
18 26 (0.28%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 236 (2.55%) TCP/IP
2 168 (1.82%) Internet
3 111 (1.20%) HTTP
4 105 (1.14%) Wireless
5 91 (0.98%) RS-485
6 88 (0.95%) Firewall
7 72 (0.78%) Modbus
8 70 (0.76%) Network Security
9 57 (0.62%) Broadband
10 52 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
11 51 (0.55%) Bluetooth
12 48 (0.52%) Ethernet
13 43 (0.47%) DNS
14 41 (0.44%) RS-232
15 35 (0.38%) DHCP
15 35 (0.38%) VoIP
16 31 (0.34%) VPN
17 28 (0.30%) WAN
18 27 (0.29%) LAN
19 23 (0.25%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,021 (11.05%) SQL Server
2 606 (6.56%) MySQL
3 528 (5.71%) NoSQL
4 511 (5.53%) Big Data
5 402 (4.35%) Relational Database
6 400 (4.33%) MongoDB
7 391 (4.23%) PostgreSQL
8 248 (2.68%) Hadoop
9 127 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
10 114 (1.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 107 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 106 (1.15%) Neo4j
13 103 (1.11%) Redis
14 81 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
15 76 (0.82%) RDBMS
16 75 (0.81%) GIS
17 67 (0.73%) Amazon Redshift
18 64 (0.69%) Oracle Database
19 60 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
20 58 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1,297 (14.04%) Git (software)
2 655 (7.09%) Jenkins
3 580 (6.28%) JIRA
4 520 (5.63%) Visual Studio
5 367 (3.97%) Maven
6 271 (2.93%) Selenium
7 270 (2.92%) Subversion
8 185 (2.00%) JUnit
9 174 (1.88%) Bitbucket
10 165 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
11 150 (1.62%) Eclipse
12 149 (1.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 134 (1.45%) Cucumber
14 123 (1.33%) webpack
15 109 (1.18%) gulp
16 108 (1.17%) GitLab
17 105 (1.14%) NUnit
18 95 (1.03%) JMeter
19 91 (0.98%) Mercurial
20 88 (0.95%) Gradle
General
1 1,083 (11.72%) Finance
2 427 (4.62%) Retail
3 418 (4.52%) Electronics
4 323 (3.50%) Telecoms
5 296 (3.20%) Marketing
6 289 (3.13%) Manufacturing
7 280 (3.03%) Banking
8 208 (2.25%) Aerospace
9 179 (1.94%) Military
10 173 (1.87%) Automotive
11 166 (1.80%) Games
12 120 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
13 104 (1.13%) Legal
14 77 (0.83%) Law
15 57 (0.62%) Publishing
16 31 (0.34%) Advertising
17 26 (0.28%) Avionics
18 20 (0.22%) Local Government
19 11 (0.12%) Online Betting
19 11 (0.12%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4,346 (47.04%) Software Engineer
2 3,103 (33.59%) Developer
3 957 (10.36%) Senior Software Engineer
4 899 (9.73%) Software Developer
5 832 (9.01%) C# Developer
6 719 (7.78%) Java Engineer
7 711 (7.70%) Java Developer
8 677 (7.33%) Java Software Engineer
9 663 (7.18%) .NET Developer
10 606 (6.56%) C++ Software Engineer
11 589 (6.38%) Senior Developer
12 558 (6.04%) Embedded Engineer
13 529 (5.73%) C# Software Engineer
14 526 (5.69%) Embedded Software Engineer
15 463 (5.01%) C# .NET Developer
16 418 (4.52%) Junior
17 413 (4.47%) Graduate
18 368 (3.98%) .NET Software Engineer
19 299 (3.24%) C# Software Developer
20 293 (3.17%) Developer/Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,459 (26.62%) .NET
2 1,555 (16.83%) HTML
3 1,361 (14.73%) CSS
4 1,250 (13.53%) AngularJS
5 1,088 (11.78%) ASP.NET
6 794 (8.59%) RESTful
7 793 (8.58%) React
8 770 (8.33%) Node.js
8 770 (8.33%) Spring
9 739 (8.00%) Web Services
10 629 (6.81%) ASP.NET MVC
11 499 (5.40%) jQuery
12 474 (5.13%) HTML5
13 441 (4.77%) .NET Framework
14 424 (4.59%) XML
15 406 (4.39%) REST
16 378 (4.09%) JSON
17 358 (3.87%) .NET Core
18 325 (3.52%) Vue.js
19 303 (3.28%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 674 (7.30%) Algorithms
2 564 (6.10%) Greenfield Project
3 509 (5.51%) Analytical Skills
4 503 (5.44%) User Experience
5 368 (3.98%) Fintech
6 314 (3.40%) Enterprise Software
7 307 (3.32%) Self-Motivation
8 221 (2.39%) Embedded Systems
9 217 (2.35%) Robotics
10 196 (2.12%) Mobile App
11 150 (1.62%) Data Structures
12 133 (1.44%) Device Driver
13 107 (1.16%) Internet of Things
14 102 (1.10%) Public Cloud
15 94 (1.02%) Management Information System
16 84 (0.91%) CAN bus
17 74 (0.80%) Cloud Native
18 67 (0.73%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
19 64 (0.69%) Data Centre
20 63 (0.68%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 1,669 (18.06%) Linux
2 880 (9.52%) Windows
3 449 (4.86%) Android
4 321 (3.47%) Unix
5 218 (2.36%) Apple iOS
6 118 (1.28%) Embedded Linux
7 88 (0.95%) FreeRTOS
8 82 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 70 (0.76%) CentOS
10 59 (0.64%) Ubuntu
10 59 (0.64%) Windows Server
11 45 (0.49%) Mac OS X
12 37 (0.40%) Mac OS
13 32 (0.35%) Windows 10
14 24 (0.26%) Windows 7
15 18 (0.19%) Debian
16 16 (0.17%) VxWorks
17 12 (0.13%) Solaris
18 11 (0.12%) Fedora
18 11 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,457 (48.24%) Agile Software Development
2 1,569 (16.98%) Computer Science
3 1,423 (15.40%) TDD
4 1,310 (14.18%) Scrum
5 1,299 (14.06%) DevOps
6 1,278 (13.83%) MVC
7 1,256 (13.59%) Continuous Integration
8 1,182 (12.79%) OO
9 1,134 (12.27%) Test Automation
10 1,030 (11.15%) Problem-Solving
11 967 (10.47%) Mathematics
12 947 (10.25%) Mentoring
13 875 (9.47%) Microservices
14 869 (9.41%) SDLC
15 699 (7.57%) Unit Testing
16 659 (7.13%) Continuous Delivery
17 655 (7.09%) Machine Learning
18 629 (6.81%) Analytics
19 603 (6.53%) Web Development
20 570 (6.17%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 3,526 (38.16%) C#
2 3,471 (37.57%) Java
3 2,843 (30.77%) JavaScript
4 2,736 (29.61%) C++
5 1,972 (21.34%) SQL
6 1,840 (19.92%) Python
7 1,686 (18.25%) C
8 431 (4.67%) PHP
9 414 (4.48%) Ruby
10 374 (4.05%) TypeScript
11 292 (3.16%) Go
12 286 (3.10%) Java 8
13 273 (2.95%) Bash Shell
14 253 (2.74%) Scala
15 238 (2.58%) Embedded C
16 202 (2.19%) MATLAB
17 189 (2.05%) T-SQL
18 181 (1.96%) R
19 145 (1.57%) Kotlin
20 142 (1.54%) ES6
Qualifications
1 2,316 (25.07%) Degree
2 812 (8.79%) Security Cleared
3 627 (6.79%) Computer Science Degree
4 546 (5.91%) SC Cleared
5 294 (3.18%) DV Cleared
6 211 (2.28%) PhD
7 152 (1.65%) Numerate Degree
8 94 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
9 76 (0.82%) HND
10 68 (0.74%) CISSP
11 55 (0.60%) MCP
12 54 (0.58%) ISTQB
13 48 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
14 46 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
15 34 (0.37%) CISM
16 33 (0.36%) CEH
16 33 (0.36%) Master's Degree
17 26 (0.28%) AWS Certification
17 26 (0.28%) ISEB
18 25 (0.27%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 458 (4.96%) QA
2 75 (0.81%) GDPR
3 38 (0.41%) SLA
4 37 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 36 (0.39%) IEC 61508
6 26 (0.28%) DICOM
7 22 (0.24%) PSD2
8 21 (0.23%) DO-178B
9 20 (0.22%) ISO 9001
10 17 (0.18%) DO-254
10 17 (0.18%) MISRA
11 15 (0.16%) Data Quality
11 15 (0.16%) JSP 440
12 14 (0.15%) HMG Infosec
12 14 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 14 (0.15%) ISO 13485
12 14 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 12 (0.13%) GPG13
13 12 (0.13%) JTAG
14 11 (0.12%) MISRA C
System Software
1 823 (8.91%) Docker
2 203 (2.20%) Firmware
3 80 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 70 (0.76%) Active Directory
5 53 (0.57%) Hyper-V
6 51 (0.55%) vSphere
7 43 (0.47%) VirtualBox
8 38 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
9 13 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
10 12 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
10 12 (0.13%) XenApp
10 12 (0.13%) XenDesktop
11 11 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
12 10 (0.11%) Squid
12 10 (0.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 9 (0.097%) VMware NSX
14 8 (0.087%) HDFS
15 7 (0.076%) Apache Flume
15 7 (0.076%) Job Entry Subsystem
15 7 (0.076%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 444 (4.81%) Kubernetes
2 342 (3.70%) Ansible
3 195 (2.11%) Terraform
4 191 (2.07%) Puppet
5 131 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
6 56 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
7 34 (0.37%) SELinux
8 28 (0.30%) HP ALM
9 25 (0.27%) Prometheus
10 22 (0.24%) SCCM
11 20 (0.22%) Docker Swarm
11 20 (0.22%) Nagios
12 19 (0.21%) Salt
13 18 (0.19%) CA Service Virtualization
14 14 (0.15%) Kibana
15 13 (0.14%) SCOM
16 12 (0.13%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 12 (0.13%) SCOrch
16 12 (0.13%) ZABBIX
17 11 (0.12%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 1,149 (12.44%) Microsoft
2 435 (4.71%) Oracle
3 363 (3.93%) Google
4 170 (1.84%) SAP
5 140 (1.52%) VMware
6 124 (1.34%) Atlassian
7 121 (1.31%) Xamarin
8 103 (1.11%) IBM
9 76 (0.82%) Cisco
10 57 (0.62%) HP
11 56 (0.61%) Red Hat
11 56 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
12 45 (0.49%) Tableau
13 44 (0.48%) WorldPay
14 41 (0.44%) Adobe
15 39 (0.42%) Citrix
15 39 (0.42%) Sitecore
16 36 (0.39%) Cloudera
16 36 (0.39%) Samsung
17 34 (0.37%) EMC