Period
to 19 January 2021

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 19 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 18 17 18
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 +2
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 3,690 7,139 8,924
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 10.33% 10.15% 10.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.27% 11.12% 11.52%
Number of salaries quoted 3,666 5,894 7,627
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £29,927
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £73,750
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +10.00%

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 32,731 64,173 77,480
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 91.62% 91.23% 91.93%
Number of salaries quoted 26,104 51,118 61,266
Median annual salary £49,000 £45,736 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +1.63% -
10th Percentile £31,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% 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 19 January 2021.

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 19 January 2021. 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 +7 1,060 £52,500 +5.00% 305
South East -2 960 £55,000 +10.00% 294
Yorkshire +11 495 £52,500 +5.00% 104
South West -10 474 £50,000 +11.11% 172
North West +7 473 £55,000 +4.76% 170
Midlands +4 405 £50,000 +5.26% 157
Scotland -3 398 £50,000 +5.26% 89
East of England +5 229 £55,500 +11.00% 177
West Midlands -4 229 £52,500 +5.00% 83
East Midlands +15 175 £50,000 +5.26% 74
Northern Ireland +8 99 £45,000 -21.74% 35
North East -6 92 £47,500 - 32
Wales -7 67 £47,500 +12.62% 32
Isle of Man - 2 £47,500 -
Software Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 2021, 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 1,606 (43.52%) Agile Software Development
2 1,409 (38.18%) C#
3 1,301 (35.26%) JavaScript
4 1,124 (30.46%) Java
5 1,045 (28.32%) .NET
6 951 (25.77%) SQL
7 920 (24.93%) Python
8 824 (22.33%) Azure
9 810 (21.95%) C++
10 769 (20.84%) AWS
11 763 (20.68%) Degree
12 697 (18.89%) DevOps
13 636 (17.24%) Linux
14 610 (16.53%) Docker
15 581 (15.75%) AngularJS
16 575 (15.58%) HTML
17 573 (15.53%) Microservices
18 556 (15.07%) React
19 516 (13.98%) Computer Science
20 515 (13.96%) Scrum
21 512 (13.88%) TDD
22 509 (13.79%) CSS
23 489 (13.25%) Node.js
24 475 (12.87%) Git (software)
25 440 (11.92%) OO
26 439 (11.90%) C
27 433 (11.73%) .NET Core
28 428 (11.60%) Test Automation
29 415 (11.25%) SQL Server
30 413 (11.19%) Kubernetes

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
1 143 (3.88%) Elasticsearch
2 108 (2.93%) Confluence
3 69 (1.87%) Apache
4 57 (1.54%) nginx
5 34 (0.92%) CMS
6 27 (0.73%) Apache Spark
7 15 (0.41%) JBoss
8 13 (0.35%) IIS
9 12 (0.33%) Apache Solr
9 12 (0.33%) Tomcat
9 12 (0.33%) WebSphere
10 11 (0.30%) OpenStack
11 10 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
12 9 (0.24%) Umbraco
13 7 (0.19%) GlassFish
13 7 (0.19%) Headless CMS
13 7 (0.19%) NServiceBus
14 6 (0.16%) WordPress
15 5 (0.14%) ArcGIS
15 5 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 16 (0.43%) Simulink
2 11 (0.30%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.22%) Chatbot
4 7 (0.19%) AutoCAD
4 7 (0.19%) Microsoft Excel
5 6 (0.16%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.11%) Gliffy
6 4 (0.11%) Stateflow
7 3 (0.081%) Sketch
7 3 (0.081%) Zeplin
8 2 (0.054%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.054%) InVision
8 2 (0.054%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 2 (0.054%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.054%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.027%) Adobe XD
Business Applications
1 11 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.19%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 6 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.11%) Magento
5 3 (0.081%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.081%) Shopify
6 2 (0.054%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.027%) Elite 3E
7 1 (0.027%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.027%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 824 (22.33%) Azure
2 769 (20.84%) AWS
3 247 (6.69%) GCP
4 159 (4.31%) SaaS
5 111 (3.01%) Cloud Computing
6 98 (2.66%) Serverless
7 64 (1.73%) GitHub
8 60 (1.63%) AWS Lambda
9 56 (1.52%) AWS CloudFormation
9 56 (1.52%) PaaS
10 35 (0.95%) IaaS
11 29 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
12 22 (0.60%) Amazon ECS
12 22 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
13 21 (0.57%) npm
14 16 (0.43%) Amazon S3
15 15 (0.41%) Power Platform
16 13 (0.35%) Amazon SageMaker
17 12 (0.33%) IBM Cloud
18 11 (0.30%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 61 (1.65%) TCP/IP
2 50 (1.36%) Ethernet
3 44 (1.19%) Wireless
4 37 (1.00%) HTTP
5 27 (0.73%) Bluetooth
6 24 (0.65%) Internet
6 24 (0.65%) Network Security
6 24 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
7 19 (0.51%) Wireshark
8 16 (0.43%) RS-232
8 16 (0.43%) Software-Defined Radio
9 15 (0.41%) MQTT
9 15 (0.41%) RS-485
10 10 (0.27%) DNS
10 10 (0.27%) HTTPS
10 10 (0.27%) ZigBee
11 9 (0.24%) Firewall
11 9 (0.24%) H.323
12 7 (0.19%) 4G
12 7 (0.19%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 415 (11.25%) SQL Server
2 342 (9.27%) NoSQL
3 186 (5.04%) Big Data
4 175 (4.74%) MySQL
5 168 (4.55%) Relational Database
6 150 (4.07%) PostgreSQL
7 110 (2.98%) MongoDB
8 86 (2.33%) Redis
9 45 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
9 45 (1.22%) Hadoop
10 27 (0.73%) GIS
10 27 (0.73%) RDBMS
11 24 (0.65%) BigQuery
12 23 (0.62%) Data Lake
12 23 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 22 (0.60%) Apache Hive
14 21 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
15 19 (0.51%) Neo4j
16 18 (0.49%) Amazon RDS
17 17 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 475 (12.87%) Git (software)
2 227 (6.15%) Jenkins
3 182 (4.93%) JIRA
4 138 (3.74%) Visual Studio
5 134 (3.63%) Subversion
6 94 (2.55%) Mercurial
7 81 (2.20%) JUnit
8 74 (2.01%) Selenium
9 63 (1.71%) Eclipse
10 61 (1.65%) Maven
11 58 (1.57%) GitLab
12 56 (1.52%) webpack
13 51 (1.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 49 (1.33%) Bitbucket
15 40 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
16 31 (0.84%) Jasmine
16 31 (0.84%) Mockito
16 31 (0.84%) TeamCity
17 29 (0.79%) Cucumber
18 23 (0.62%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 267 (7.24%) Finance
2 162 (4.39%) Electronics
3 122 (3.31%) Public Sector
4 115 (3.12%) Marketing
5 107 (2.90%) Law
6 103 (2.79%) Manufacturing
7 65 (1.76%) Aerospace
8 59 (1.60%) Automotive
9 58 (1.57%) Telecoms
10 50 (1.36%) Retail
11 47 (1.27%) Games
12 30 (0.81%) Military
13 24 (0.65%) Publishing
14 23 (0.62%) Legal
15 21 (0.57%) Banking
16 20 (0.54%) Advertising
17 11 (0.30%) Billing
17 11 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
18 7 (0.19%) German Language
18 7 (0.19%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1,850 (50.14%) Software Engineer
2 1,184 (32.09%) Developer
3 479 (12.98%) Senior Software Engineer
4 328 (8.89%) Software Developer
5 260 (7.05%) Java Engineer
6 250 (6.78%) Senior Developer
7 241 (6.53%) C# Developer
8 235 (6.37%) Java Software Engineer
9 220 (5.96%) Embedded Engineer
10 219 (5.93%) C# Software Engineer
11 199 (5.39%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 183 (4.96%) .NET Developer
13 181 (4.91%) C++ Software Engineer
14 171 (4.63%) Java Developer
15 158 (4.28%) .NET Software Engineer
16 125 (3.39%) Python Engineer
17 118 (3.20%) DevOps Engineer
18 112 (3.04%) Full Stack Developer
19 111 (3.01%) Python Software Engineer
20 106 (2.87%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,045 (28.32%) .NET
2 581 (15.75%) AngularJS
3 575 (15.58%) HTML
4 556 (15.07%) React
5 509 (13.79%) CSS
6 489 (13.25%) Node.js
7 433 (11.73%) .NET Core
8 288 (7.80%) REST
9 285 (7.72%) ASP.NET
10 236 (6.40%) Vue.js
11 227 (6.15%) Spring
12 212 (5.75%) RESTful
13 208 (5.64%) HTML5
14 173 (4.69%) .NET Framework
15 157 (4.25%) Web Services
16 149 (4.04%) jQuery
17 125 (3.39%) Redux
18 124 (3.36%) Kafka
19 116 (3.14%) ASP.NET Web API
20 113 (3.06%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 311 (8.43%) Algorithms
2 217 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
3 186 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
3 186 (5.04%) Data Structures
4 161 (4.36%) User Experience
5 106 (2.87%) Enterprise Software
6 103 (2.79%) Mobile App
7 86 (2.33%) Management Information System
8 82 (2.22%) Embedded Systems
9 61 (1.65%) Self-Motivation
10 41 (1.11%) Device Driver
11 39 (1.06%) Virtual Team
12 32 (0.87%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 30 (0.81%) LIMS
14 27 (0.73%) Cloud Native
15 24 (0.65%) Linux Command Line
16 18 (0.49%) Cyberattack
16 18 (0.49%) Public Cloud
16 18 (0.49%) VHDL
17 16 (0.43%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 636 (17.24%) Linux
2 271 (7.34%) Windows
3 91 (2.47%) Android
4 76 (2.06%) Unix
5 74 (2.01%) Apple iOS
6 41 (1.11%) Embedded Linux
7 29 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 27 (0.73%) CentOS
9 17 (0.46%) Windows Server
10 11 (0.30%) VxWorks
11 8 (0.22%) Windows 10
12 7 (0.19%) Ubuntu
13 6 (0.16%) Mac OS X
14 5 (0.14%) FreeRTOS
14 5 (0.14%) Windows Server 2016
15 4 (0.11%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.081%) Amazon Linux
16 3 (0.081%) Debian
17 2 (0.054%) Fedora
17 2 (0.054%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,606 (43.52%) Agile Software Development
2 697 (18.89%) DevOps
3 573 (15.53%) Microservices
4 516 (13.98%) Computer Science
5 515 (13.96%) Scrum
6 512 (13.88%) TDD
7 440 (11.92%) OO
8 428 (11.60%) Test Automation
9 356 (9.65%) Continuous Integration
10 353 (9.57%) Problem-Solving
11 349 (9.46%) Unit Testing
12 296 (8.02%) MVC
13 274 (7.43%) Mentoring
14 269 (7.29%) Mathematics
15 247 (6.69%) SDLC
16 228 (6.18%) Machine Learning
17 212 (5.75%) Front End Development
18 208 (5.64%) Artificial Intelligence
19 191 (5.18%) OOP
20 171 (4.63%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 1,409 (38.18%) C#
2 1,301 (35.26%) JavaScript
3 1,124 (30.46%) Java
4 951 (25.77%) SQL
5 920 (24.93%) Python
6 810 (21.95%) C++
7 439 (11.90%) C
8 284 (7.70%) TypeScript
9 237 (6.42%) Go
10 176 (4.77%) PHP
11 147 (3.98%) Ruby
12 116 (3.14%) Embedded C
13 100 (2.71%) T-SQL
14 93 (2.52%) Scala
15 87 (2.36%) Java 8
16 60 (1.63%) Embedded C++
17 57 (1.54%) Kotlin
18 55 (1.49%) Bash Shell
18 55 (1.49%) PowerShell
19 46 (1.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 763 (20.68%) Degree
2 215 (5.83%) Security Cleared
3 207 (5.61%) Computer Science Degree
4 149 (4.04%) SC Cleared
5 81 (2.20%) Numerate Degree
6 48 (1.30%) PhD
7 41 (1.11%) DV Cleared
8 30 (0.81%) HND
9 28 (0.76%) HNC
10 18 (0.49%) AWS Certification
11 17 (0.46%) ISTQB
12 10 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
12 10 (0.27%) ISEB
13 8 (0.22%) Master's Degree
14 7 (0.19%) PMI Certification
15 6 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
16 4 (0.11%) BC Cleared
16 4 (0.11%) DBS Check
16 4 (0.11%) RHCSA
17 3 (0.081%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 200 (5.42%) QA
2 21 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (0.43%) PMO
4 15 (0.41%) ISO 26262
4 15 (0.41%) ISO 9001
5 10 (0.27%) MISRA
5 10 (0.27%) SLA
6 9 (0.24%) Data Quality
6 9 (0.24%) GDPR
7 6 (0.16%) ISO 13485
8 5 (0.14%) Def Stans
9 4 (0.11%) IEC 61508
9 4 (0.11%) MISRA C
9 4 (0.11%) NIST
10 2 (0.054%) ARP4754
10 2 (0.054%) DO-254
10 2 (0.054%) IEC 62304
10 2 (0.054%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.027%) ISO/IEC 15288
11 1 (0.027%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 610 (16.53%) Docker
2 36 (0.98%) Firmware
3 33 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (0.41%) Hyper-V
5 10 (0.27%) VirtualBox
6 9 (0.24%) Active Directory
7 7 (0.19%) KVM
8 5 (0.14%) HDFS
9 4 (0.11%) vSphere
10 3 (0.081%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.054%) iptables
11 2 (0.054%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.054%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.027%) GlusterFS
12 1 (0.027%) LXC
12 1 (0.027%) NFS
Systems Management
1 413 (11.19%) Kubernetes
2 198 (5.37%) Terraform
3 131 (3.55%) Ansible
4 34 (0.92%) Puppet
5 27 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
6 22 (0.60%) Prometheus
7 20 (0.54%) Grafana
8 12 (0.33%) Graphite
9 10 (0.27%) Nagios
9 10 (0.27%) Packer
10 9 (0.24%) ZABBIX
11 8 (0.22%) Consul
11 8 (0.22%) Docker Swarm
12 7 (0.19%) Kibana
12 7 (0.19%) MIIS
12 7 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
13 6 (0.16%) logstash
14 5 (0.14%) Oozie
14 5 (0.14%) vCenter Server
15 4 (0.11%) SELinux
Vendors
1 331 (8.97%) Microsoft
2 116 (3.14%) Oracle
3 86 (2.33%) Google
4 80 (2.17%) Atlassian
5 51 (1.38%) VMware
6 40 (1.08%) Xamarin
7 37 (1.00%) SAP
8 36 (0.98%) IBM
9 27 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
10 26 (0.70%) Red Hat
11 18 (0.49%) Apple
12 12 (0.33%) MuleSoft
12 12 (0.33%) Splunk
12 12 (0.33%) Twitter
13 11 (0.30%) DevExpress
14 10 (0.27%) Siebel
14 10 (0.27%) Talend
15 8 (0.22%) Facebook
15 8 (0.22%) New Relic
15 8 (0.22%) Sun