Period
to 4 July 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 4 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 18 18 19
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 +3
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 4,597 9,076 9,880
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 10.52% 10.80% 9.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.53% 11.79% 10.63%
Number of salaries quoted 3,993 7,406 8,103
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £33,000 £30,000 £31,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +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 39,880 77,001 92,939
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 91.27% 91.67% 91.73%
Number of salaries quoted 31,578 59,630 74,946
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.09%

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 4 July 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 4 July 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 +1 1,466 £55,000 +10.00% 176
North of England +1 1,161 £50,000 +5.26% 182
South West -2 634 £50,000 +9.89% 98
North West 0 551 £55,000 +10.00% 106
Midlands +3 524 £47,500 - 85
Yorkshire +8 482 £50,000 +11.11% 62
Scotland -4 350 £50,000 +11.11% 48
East of England -1 306 £50,000 -9.09% 108
West Midlands +3 302 £47,500 -5.00% 54
East Midlands +10 222 £50,000 +11.11% 30
North East +13 128 £45,000 +2.27% 14
Wales -10 94 £50,000 +11.11% 23
Northern Ireland +17 84 £47,500 +26.67% 13
Software Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 4 July 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 2,059 (44.79%) Agile Software Development
2 1,598 (34.76%) C#
3 1,536 (33.41%) JavaScript
4 1,376 (29.93%) Java
5 1,307 (28.43%) .NET
6 1,074 (23.36%) Python
7 984 (21.41%) Degree
8 982 (21.36%) C++
9 964 (20.97%) SQL
10 929 (20.21%) DevOps
11 808 (17.58%) Azure
12 756 (16.45%) HTML
13 747 (16.25%) AWS
13 747 (16.25%) AngularJS
14 706 (15.36%) Docker
15 704 (15.31%) Linux
16 661 (14.38%) CSS
17 658 (14.31%) Scrum
18 655 (14.25%) TDD
19 653 (14.20%) C
20 646 (14.05%) Microservices
21 626 (13.62%) React
22 612 (13.31%) Problem-Solving
23 611 (13.29%) Git (software)
24 598 (13.01%) Computer Science
25 574 (12.49%) Node.js
26 502 (10.92%) Test Automation
27 494 (10.75%) OO
28 471 (10.25%) MVC
29 458 (9.96%) 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
1 132 (2.87%) Confluence
2 84 (1.83%) Elasticsearch
3 61 (1.33%) Apache Spark
3 61 (1.33%) IIS
4 56 (1.22%) Apache
4 56 (1.22%) CMS
5 50 (1.09%) Tomcat
6 28 (0.61%) OpenStack
7 23 (0.50%) nginx
8 21 (0.46%) WebSphere
9 16 (0.35%) SAS
10 15 (0.33%) SharePoint
11 14 (0.30%) CICS
11 14 (0.30%) JBoss
12 13 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
13 12 (0.26%) Cloud Foundry
14 9 (0.20%) WebSphere Application Server
14 9 (0.20%) WordPress
15 8 (0.17%) Apache Solr
16 6 (0.13%) EPiServer
Applications
1 25 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (0.46%) Simulink
3 18 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
4 12 (0.26%) Chatbot
5 8 (0.17%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.17%) Sketch
6 7 (0.15%) SOLIDWORKS
6 7 (0.15%) TargetLink
7 6 (0.13%) Zeplin
8 5 (0.11%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.087%) EPLAN
9 4 (0.087%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 4 (0.087%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.065%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.022%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.022%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.022%) CATIA
11 1 (0.022%) InVision
11 1 (0.022%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 10 (0.22%) Magento
2 9 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.20%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 7 (0.15%) NetSuite
4 5 (0.11%) OpenCart
5 4 (0.087%) Infor M3
6 2 (0.044%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.044%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.044%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.044%) Shopify
7 1 (0.022%) Elite 3E
7 1 (0.022%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.022%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.022%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.022%) Ripple
7 1 (0.022%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.022%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 808 (17.58%) Azure
2 747 (16.25%) AWS
3 255 (5.55%) SaaS
4 186 (4.05%) GCP
5 119 (2.59%) Serverless
6 98 (2.13%) GitHub
7 75 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
8 72 (1.57%) AWS Lambda
9 67 (1.46%) PaaS
10 40 (0.87%) OpenShift
11 38 (0.83%) npm
12 35 (0.76%) IaaS
13 33 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
14 30 (0.65%) Power Platform
15 24 (0.52%) Amazon S3
16 21 (0.46%) Slack
17 19 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
18 16 (0.35%) Amazon ECS
18 16 (0.35%) Amazon SQS
19 14 (0.30%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 111 (2.41%) TCP/IP
2 91 (1.98%) Internet
3 78 (1.70%) Wireless
4 64 (1.39%) HTTP
5 51 (1.11%) Bluetooth
6 32 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
7 31 (0.67%) MQTT
7 31 (0.67%) Skype
8 30 (0.65%) Ethernet
8 30 (0.65%) Firewall
9 29 (0.63%) RS-232
10 28 (0.61%) RS-485
11 22 (0.48%) DNS
12 19 (0.41%) LTE
13 18 (0.39%) VoIP
14 15 (0.33%) Broadband
15 14 (0.30%) SSL
15 14 (0.30%) Tactical Data Link
15 14 (0.30%) VPN
15 14 (0.30%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 458 (9.96%) SQL Server
2 271 (5.90%) NoSQL
3 249 (5.42%) MySQL
4 217 (4.72%) PostgreSQL
5 206 (4.48%) Big Data
6 174 (3.79%) MongoDB
7 171 (3.72%) Relational Database
8 108 (2.35%) Hadoop
9 91 (1.98%) Redis
10 71 (1.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 50 (1.09%) RDBMS
12 43 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
13 35 (0.76%) GIS
13 35 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 27 (0.59%) Oracle Database
15 26 (0.57%) HBase
15 26 (0.57%) Neo4j
15 26 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 22 (0.48%) Data Mining
16 22 (0.48%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 611 (13.29%) Git (software)
2 361 (7.85%) Jenkins
3 312 (6.79%) JIRA
4 153 (3.33%) Subversion
5 136 (2.96%) Visual Studio
6 116 (2.52%) Maven
7 113 (2.46%) Selenium
8 109 (2.37%) JUnit
9 80 (1.74%) Eclipse
10 68 (1.48%) Bitbucket
11 61 (1.33%) Cucumber
11 61 (1.33%) NUnit
12 60 (1.31%) webpack
13 57 (1.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 47 (1.02%) GitLab
15 45 (0.98%) SpecFlow
16 42 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
17 41 (0.89%) gulp
17 41 (0.89%) Mercurial
18 39 (0.85%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 454 (9.88%) Finance
2 161 (3.50%) Banking
3 151 (3.28%) Electronics
4 138 (3.00%) Retail
5 135 (2.94%) Aerospace
6 128 (2.78%) Manufacturing
7 116 (2.52%) Marketing
8 107 (2.33%) Automotive
9 103 (2.24%) Games
9 103 (2.24%) Telecoms
10 84 (1.83%) Law
11 80 (1.74%) Public Sector
12 67 (1.46%) Military
13 34 (0.74%) Advertising
14 21 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
15 17 (0.37%) Back Office
15 17 (0.37%) Financial Institution
16 12 (0.26%) Legal
17 9 (0.20%) Investment Banking
17 9 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2,307 (50.18%) Software Engineer
2 1,435 (31.22%) Developer
3 602 (13.10%) Senior Software Engineer
4 414 (9.01%) Software Developer
5 301 (6.55%) Java Engineer
6 287 (6.24%) Senior Developer
7 263 (5.72%) Java Software Engineer
8 260 (5.66%) C++ Software Engineer
9 259 (5.63%) Embedded Engineer
10 252 (5.48%) .NET Developer
11 249 (5.42%) C# Developer
12 243 (5.29%) C# Software Engineer
13 241 (5.24%) Java Developer
14 236 (5.13%) Embedded Software Engineer
15 188 (4.09%) .NET Software Engineer
16 171 (3.72%) Developer/Software Engineer
17 156 (3.39%) Python Engineer
18 148 (3.22%) Junior
19 139 (3.02%) JavaScript Developer
20 136 (2.96%) Python Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,307 (28.43%) .NET
2 756 (16.45%) HTML
3 747 (16.25%) AngularJS
4 661 (14.38%) CSS
5 626 (13.62%) React
6 574 (12.49%) Node.js
7 413 (8.98%) ASP.NET
8 375 (8.16%) .NET Core
9 372 (8.09%) RESTful
10 350 (7.61%) Spring
11 342 (7.44%) .NET Framework
12 330 (7.18%) REST
13 274 (5.96%) HTML5
14 269 (5.85%) Web Services
15 229 (4.98%) Vue.js
16 197 (4.29%) jQuery
17 187 (4.07%) ASP.NET Web API
18 182 (3.96%) ASP.NET MVC
19 162 (3.52%) Spring Boot
20 141 (3.07%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 373 (8.11%) Greenfield Project
2 268 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
3 246 (5.35%) User Experience
4 221 (4.81%) Algorithms
5 181 (3.94%) Mobile App
6 112 (2.44%) Embedded Systems
7 106 (2.31%) Self-Motivation
8 103 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
9 82 (1.78%) Data Structures
10 80 (1.74%) Cloud Native
11 76 (1.65%) Public Cloud
12 63 (1.37%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 52 (1.13%) Management Information System
14 41 (0.89%) Internet of Things
15 40 (0.87%) Device Driver
16 38 (0.83%) Mainframe
16 38 (0.83%) Robotics
17 32 (0.70%) Data Centre
18 27 (0.59%) Virtual Team
19 26 (0.57%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 704 (15.31%) Linux
2 457 (9.94%) Windows
3 189 (4.11%) Android
4 168 (3.65%) Apple iOS
5 122 (2.65%) Unix
6 72 (1.57%) Embedded Linux
7 41 (0.89%) CentOS
7 41 (0.89%) Windows Server
8 35 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 25 (0.54%) Ubuntu
10 22 (0.48%) VxWorks
11 10 (0.22%) Robot Operating System
12 9 (0.20%) FreeRTOS
13 8 (0.17%) Mac OS X
14 7 (0.15%) SafeRTOS
14 7 (0.15%) Solaris
15 5 (0.11%) OpenWrt
15 5 (0.11%) zOS
16 4 (0.087%) Windows 10
16 4 (0.087%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,059 (44.79%) Agile Software Development
2 929 (20.21%) DevOps
3 658 (14.31%) Scrum
4 655 (14.25%) TDD
5 646 (14.05%) Microservices
6 612 (13.31%) Problem-Solving
7 598 (13.01%) Computer Science
8 502 (10.92%) Test Automation
9 494 (10.75%) OO
10 471 (10.25%) MVC
11 429 (9.33%) Continuous Integration
12 412 (8.96%) SDLC
13 387 (8.42%) Mentoring
14 333 (7.24%) Unit Testing
15 327 (7.11%) Mathematics
16 277 (6.03%) Web Development
17 262 (5.70%) Open Source
18 259 (5.63%) BDD
19 226 (4.92%) Front End Development
20 225 (4.89%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 1,598 (34.76%) C#
2 1,536 (33.41%) JavaScript
3 1,376 (29.93%) Java
4 1,074 (23.36%) Python
5 982 (21.36%) C++
6 964 (20.97%) SQL
7 653 (14.20%) C
8 302 (6.57%) PHP
9 278 (6.05%) TypeScript
10 218 (4.74%) Go
11 167 (3.63%) Ruby
12 150 (3.26%) Scala
13 129 (2.81%) Embedded C
14 117 (2.55%) Java 8
15 108 (2.35%) T-SQL
16 106 (2.31%) MATLAB
17 101 (2.20%) Kotlin
18 100 (2.18%) Bash Shell
19 96 (2.09%) R
20 83 (1.81%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 984 (21.41%) Degree
2 318 (6.92%) Computer Science Degree
3 274 (5.96%) Security Cleared
4 123 (2.68%) DV Cleared
5 115 (2.50%) SC Cleared
6 39 (0.85%) PhD
7 28 (0.61%) Numerate Degree
8 27 (0.59%) Master's Degree
9 26 (0.57%) AWS Certification
10 20 (0.44%) HND
11 14 (0.30%) ISTQB
12 12 (0.26%) PMI Certification
13 11 (0.24%) DBS Check
14 9 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
14 9 (0.20%) TOGAF Certification
15 8 (0.17%) ISEB
16 7 (0.15%) PMP
17 6 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
18 5 (0.11%) HNC
18 5 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 278 (6.05%) QA
2 26 (0.57%) GDPR
3 18 (0.39%) IEC 61508
3 18 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (0.39%) MISRA
4 17 (0.37%) ISO 26262
5 14 (0.30%) PCI DSS
6 13 (0.28%) ISO 9001
6 13 (0.28%) MISRA C
7 12 (0.26%) DICOM
8 9 (0.20%) NIST
9 8 (0.17%) Data Quality
10 6 (0.13%) DO-178B
10 6 (0.13%) IEC 62304
10 6 (0.13%) NIST 800
11 5 (0.11%) Def Stans
11 5 (0.11%) ISO 13485
11 5 (0.11%) ISO 15022
11 5 (0.11%) ISO 20022
11 5 (0.11%) PMO
System Software
1 706 (15.36%) Docker
2 141 (3.07%) Firmware
3 49 (1.07%) Active Directory
4 28 (0.61%) HDFS
5 27 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
6 17 (0.37%) vSphere
7 16 (0.35%) Hyper-V
8 13 (0.28%) KVM
9 10 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (0.20%) VirtualBox
11 8 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
12 7 (0.15%) RACF
13 6 (0.13%) ACF2
14 5 (0.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 4 (0.087%) ISA Server
15 4 (0.087%) Microsoft App-V
15 4 (0.087%) Xen
16 3 (0.065%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 2 (0.044%) Apache Flume
17 2 (0.044%) LXC
Systems Management
1 355 (7.72%) Kubernetes
2 158 (3.44%) Terraform
3 136 (2.96%) Ansible
4 52 (1.13%) Puppet
5 45 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
6 25 (0.54%) Docker Swarm
7 16 (0.35%) SCCM
8 14 (0.30%) Kibana
9 12 (0.26%) Grafana
9 12 (0.26%) WSUS
10 11 (0.24%) Prometheus
10 11 (0.24%) SCOM
11 10 (0.22%) SELinux
12 9 (0.20%) BMC PATROL
13 8 (0.17%) Graphite
14 7 (0.15%) CA Service Virtualization
15 6 (0.13%) CFEngine
15 6 (0.13%) Packer
16 5 (0.11%) Consul
16 5 (0.11%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 387 (8.42%) Microsoft
2 206 (4.48%) Oracle
3 144 (3.13%) Google
4 61 (1.33%) Atlassian
5 60 (1.31%) IBM
6 43 (0.94%) Red Hat
7 41 (0.89%) VMware
7 41 (0.89%) Xamarin
8 40 (0.87%) SAP
9 25 (0.54%) MuleSoft
9 25 (0.54%) Sage
10 23 (0.50%) HP
10 23 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
11 20 (0.44%) Autodesk
12 19 (0.41%) Intel
13 17 (0.37%) Cloudera
13 17 (0.37%) ServiceNow
14 16 (0.35%) Sitecore
15 15 (0.33%) Unisys
16 14 (0.30%) Dell