Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 18 20 21
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1 +6
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 8,510 8,951 8,701
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 10.56% 9.61% 8.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.53% 10.52% 9.78%
Number of salaries quoted 6,447 7,206 7,367
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £30,358 £30,000 £27,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £62,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 73,788 85,054 88,972
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 91.57% 91.32% 91.36%
Number of salaries quoted 57,152 67,778 72,182
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £68,750 £65,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +3 2,670 £50,000 - 507
North of England +7 1,886 £50,000 +11.11% 380
South West +2 1,447 £46,000 - 308
North West +8 1,083 £50,000 - 211
Scotland +3 849 £47,500 - 175
Midlands -6 752 £47,500 +5.56% 238
East of England -5 648 £50,000 - 391
Yorkshire -3 643 £50,000 +11.11% 135
West Midlands 0 484 £50,000 +11.11% 166
East Midlands -10 265 £43,000 -4.44% 72
Wales +4 180 £45,000 +5.88% 47
North East +3 159 £45,000 - 34
Northern Ireland -6 79 £60,000 +20.00% 22
Isle of Man - 5 £45,000 -
Channel Islands - 1 £52,500 -
Software Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 4,068 (47.80%) Agile Software Development
2 2,984 (35.06%) C#
3 2,711 (31.86%) Java
4 2,515 (29.55%) JavaScript
5 2,347 (27.58%) C++
6 2,212 (25.99%) .NET
7 2,040 (23.97%) Degree
8 1,739 (20.43%) Python
9 1,631 (19.17%) SQL
10 1,535 (18.04%) Linux
11 1,445 (16.98%) C
11 1,445 (16.98%) Computer Science
12 1,414 (16.62%) DevOps
13 1,386 (16.29%) Git (software)
14 1,254 (14.74%) HTML
15 1,250 (14.69%) AWS
16 1,190 (13.98%) TDD
17 1,146 (13.47%) Scrum
18 1,129 (13.27%) Azure
19 1,099 (12.91%) Problem-Solving
20 1,073 (12.61%) Continuous Integration
21 1,055 (12.40%) CSS
22 1,034 (12.15%) AngularJS
23 1,012 (11.89%) Finance
24 955 (11.22%) OO
25 950 (11.16%) Test Automation
26 921 (10.82%) MVC
27 904 (10.62%) Docker
28 896 (10.53%) Windows
29 893 (10.49%) React

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
1 195 (2.29%) Elasticsearch
2 184 (2.16%) Confluence
3 132 (1.55%) Apache Spark
4 127 (1.49%) Apache
5 109 (1.28%) Tomcat
6 83 (0.98%) JBoss
7 64 (0.75%) CMS
8 60 (0.71%) SharePoint
9 54 (0.63%) WebSphere
10 50 (0.59%) IIS
10 50 (0.59%) OpenStack
11 43 (0.51%) SAS
12 38 (0.45%) Sitecore CMS
13 34 (0.40%) Drupal
14 32 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
15 25 (0.29%) Hyperledger
15 25 (0.29%) nginx
16 24 (0.28%) WordPress
17 21 (0.25%) Jetty
17 21 (0.25%) Umbraco
Applications
1 37 (0.43%) Simulink
2 27 (0.32%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
4 20 (0.24%) Sketch
5 18 (0.21%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (0.12%) Stateflow
7 9 (0.11%) SPSS
8 8 (0.094%) Chatbot
8 8 (0.094%) Figma
8 8 (0.094%) OmniGraffle
9 7 (0.082%) Adobe Illustrator
9 7 (0.082%) Photoshop
10 6 (0.071%) Microsoft Project
10 6 (0.071%) TargetLink
11 5 (0.059%) AutoCAD
12 4 (0.047%) EngageOne
12 4 (0.047%) InDesign
12 4 (0.047%) MicroStation
12 4 (0.047%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 13 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
2 11 (0.13%) Magento
3 10 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.12%) Summit
4 8 (0.094%) Payment Gateway
5 6 (0.071%) Teamcenter
6 5 (0.059%) Visualfiles
7 3 (0.035%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.035%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 2 (0.024%) Dynamics GP
8 2 (0.024%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.012%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 1,250 (14.69%) AWS
2 1,129 (13.27%) Azure
3 477 (5.61%) GCP
4 348 (4.09%) SaaS
5 233 (2.74%) Serverless
6 194 (2.28%) GitHub
7 133 (1.56%) AWS Lambda
8 132 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
9 128 (1.50%) Amazon EC2
10 103 (1.21%) Amazon S3
11 81 (0.95%) Office 365
12 78 (0.92%) OpenShift
13 61 (0.72%) IaaS
14 60 (0.71%) PaaS
15 54 (0.63%) npm
16 52 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
17 46 (0.54%) Amazon SQS
18 40 (0.47%) Amazon ECS
19 39 (0.46%) Power Platform
20 34 (0.40%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 153 (1.80%) TCP/IP
2 149 (1.75%) Internet
3 95 (1.12%) Firewall
4 85 (1.00%) Wireless
5 77 (0.90%) HTTP
6 55 (0.65%) DNS
7 53 (0.62%) Bluetooth
7 53 (0.62%) RS-485
8 50 (0.59%) RS-232
9 48 (0.56%) Network Security
10 45 (0.53%) HTTPS
11 43 (0.51%) Broadband
12 42 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
13 30 (0.35%) VoIP
14 29 (0.34%) Ethernet
15 23 (0.27%) VPN
16 21 (0.25%) Skype
17 20 (0.24%) DHCP
18 19 (0.22%) Unified Communications
19 17 (0.20%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 865 (10.16%) SQL Server
2 527 (6.19%) MySQL
3 426 (5.01%) NoSQL
4 419 (4.92%) MongoDB
5 406 (4.77%) Big Data
6 384 (4.51%) Relational Database
7 315 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
8 164 (1.93%) Hadoop
9 107 (1.26%) RDBMS
10 104 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 103 (1.21%) GIS
12 97 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
13 91 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
14 81 (0.95%) Redis
15 70 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 65 (0.76%) Neo4j
17 61 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
18 54 (0.63%) Data Mining
19 53 (0.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
20 49 (0.58%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 1,386 (16.29%) Git (software)
2 661 (7.77%) Jenkins
3 572 (6.72%) JIRA
4 414 (4.86%) Visual Studio
5 300 (3.53%) Maven
6 254 (2.98%) Selenium
7 249 (2.93%) Subversion
8 181 (2.13%) JUnit
9 142 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
10 140 (1.65%) Bitbucket
11 136 (1.60%) Eclipse
12 128 (1.50%) Cucumber
13 101 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 98 (1.15%) Visual Studio Team System
15 96 (1.13%) webpack
16 95 (1.12%) TeamCity
17 88 (1.03%) JMeter
18 86 (1.01%) GitLab
19 75 (0.88%) NUnit
20 69 (0.81%) Hudson
General
1 1,012 (11.89%) Finance
2 478 (5.62%) Banking
3 420 (4.94%) Retail
4 375 (4.41%) Electronics
5 251 (2.95%) Marketing
6 217 (2.55%) Public Sector
7 209 (2.46%) Telecoms
8 188 (2.21%) Games
9 183 (2.15%) Aerospace
10 163 (1.92%) Manufacturing
11 151 (1.77%) Automotive
12 145 (1.70%) Military
13 98 (1.15%) Law
14 51 (0.60%) Advertising
15 49 (0.58%) Legal
15 49 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
16 25 (0.29%) Financial Institution
17 23 (0.27%) Avionics
18 18 (0.21%) Publishing
19 17 (0.20%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4,251 (49.95%) Software Engineer
2 2,401 (28.21%) Developer
3 1,066 (12.53%) Senior Software Engineer
4 675 (7.93%) Software Developer
5 565 (6.64%) Java Engineer
6 536 (6.30%) C++ Software Engineer
7 527 (6.19%) C# Developer
8 517 (6.08%) Java Software Engineer
9 491 (5.77%) Java Developer
10 474 (5.57%) C# Software Engineer
11 466 (5.48%) Embedded Engineer
12 447 (5.25%) .NET Developer
13 440 (5.17%) Junior
14 427 (5.02%) Embedded Software Engineer
15 425 (4.99%) Senior Developer
16 396 (4.65%) Graduate
17 358 (4.21%) .NET Software Engineer
18 290 (3.41%) C# .NET Developer
19 263 (3.09%) Developer/Software Engineer
20 233 (2.74%) Graduate Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,212 (25.99%) .NET
2 1,254 (14.74%) HTML
3 1,055 (12.40%) CSS
4 1,034 (12.15%) AngularJS
5 893 (10.49%) React
6 823 (9.67%) ASP.NET
7 819 (9.62%) Node.js
8 716 (8.41%) Spring
9 642 (7.54%) RESTful
10 615 (7.23%) Web Services
11 442 (5.19%) REST
12 407 (4.78%) jQuery
13 397 (4.67%) HTML5
14 396 (4.65%) .NET Framework
15 387 (4.55%) .NET Core
15 387 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
16 369 (4.34%) XML
17 351 (4.12%) WPF
18 297 (3.49%) Spring Boot
19 288 (3.38%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 522 (6.13%) Algorithms
2 458 (5.38%) User Experience
3 414 (4.86%) Greenfield Project
4 390 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
5 310 (3.64%) Self-Motivation
6 265 (3.11%) Embedded Systems
7 233 (2.74%) Robotics
8 207 (2.43%) Enterprise Software
9 194 (2.28%) Mobile App
10 130 (1.53%) Data Structures
11 127 (1.49%) Public Cloud
12 120 (1.41%) Management Information System
13 94 (1.10%) Cloud Native
14 86 (1.01%) Internet of Things
15 83 (0.98%) Smartphone
16 75 (0.88%) Virtual Team
17 66 (0.78%) Device Driver
18 55 (0.65%) Life Science
19 52 (0.61%) Replication
20 49 (0.58%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 1,535 (18.04%) Linux
2 896 (10.53%) Windows
3 383 (4.50%) Android
4 258 (3.03%) Apple iOS
5 208 (2.44%) Unix
6 91 (1.07%) Embedded Linux
7 76 (0.89%) Windows Server
8 75 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 72 (0.85%) CentOS
10 62 (0.73%) Ubuntu
11 28 (0.33%) Mac OS X
11 28 (0.33%) Windows 10
12 25 (0.29%) FreeRTOS
13 24 (0.28%) Mac OS
14 20 (0.24%) Debian
14 20 (0.24%) SUSE
14 20 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
15 18 (0.21%) VxWorks
16 16 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
17 15 (0.18%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,068 (47.80%) Agile Software Development
2 1,445 (16.98%) Computer Science
3 1,414 (16.62%) DevOps
4 1,190 (13.98%) TDD
5 1,146 (13.47%) Scrum
6 1,099 (12.91%) Problem-Solving
7 1,073 (12.61%) Continuous Integration
8 955 (11.22%) OO
9 950 (11.16%) Test Automation
10 921 (10.82%) MVC
11 839 (9.86%) Mentoring
12 832 (9.78%) SDLC
13 830 (9.75%) Microservices
14 722 (8.48%) Mathematics
15 602 (7.07%) Unit Testing
16 504 (5.92%) Web Development
17 500 (5.88%) Open Source
18 489 (5.75%) Machine Learning
19 444 (5.22%) BDD
20 435 (5.11%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2,984 (35.06%) C#
2 2,711 (31.86%) Java
3 2,515 (29.55%) JavaScript
4 2,347 (27.58%) C++
5 1,739 (20.43%) Python
6 1,631 (19.17%) SQL
7 1,445 (16.98%) C
8 427 (5.02%) PHP
9 339 (3.98%) TypeScript
10 334 (3.92%) Ruby
11 220 (2.59%) Embedded C
12 218 (2.56%) Go
13 211 (2.48%) Java 8
14 189 (2.22%) Bash Shell
15 183 (2.15%) Scala
16 170 (2.00%) MATLAB
17 161 (1.89%) PowerShell
18 149 (1.75%) R
19 141 (1.66%) T-SQL
20 127 (1.49%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 2,040 (23.97%) Degree
2 667 (7.84%) Computer Science Degree
3 564 (6.63%) Security Cleared
4 324 (3.81%) SC Cleared
5 200 (2.35%) DV Cleared
6 172 (2.02%) Numerate Degree
7 125 (1.47%) PhD
8 113 (1.33%) CISSP
9 99 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
10 82 (0.96%) HND
11 71 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
12 59 (0.69%) CCNA
12 59 (0.69%) CISM
13 51 (0.60%) Master's Degree
14 49 (0.58%) MCSE
15 43 (0.51%) MCP
16 36 (0.42%) Network+ Certification
17 35 (0.41%) ISTQB
18 32 (0.38%) DBS Check
18 32 (0.38%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 446 (5.24%) QA
2 46 (0.54%) GDPR
3 28 (0.33%) ISO 9001
4 27 (0.32%) SLA
5 24 (0.28%) JSP 440
5 24 (0.28%) MISRA
6 23 (0.27%) HMG Infosec
6 23 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 22 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 20 (0.24%) DICOM
8 20 (0.24%) PMO
9 19 (0.22%) IEC 61508
10 18 (0.21%) PSD2
11 16 (0.19%) MISRA C
11 16 (0.19%) NIST
12 15 (0.18%) ISO 26262
13 14 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 11 (0.13%) Data Quality
15 9 (0.11%) Def Stans
16 8 (0.094%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 904 (10.62%) Docker
2 178 (2.09%) Firmware
3 89 (1.05%) Active Directory
4 52 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
5 44 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
6 30 (0.35%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 28 (0.33%) Hyper-V
8 24 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
9 15 (0.18%) vSphere
10 14 (0.16%) VirtualBox
11 12 (0.14%) pfSense
11 12 (0.14%) XenApp
11 12 (0.14%) XenDesktop
12 10 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
13 9 (0.11%) Xen
14 8 (0.094%) NFS
14 8 (0.094%) Samba
14 8 (0.094%) Virtual Desktop
15 5 (0.059%) Squid
16 4 (0.047%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 582 (6.84%) Kubernetes
2 258 (3.03%) Ansible
3 184 (2.16%) Terraform
4 144 (1.69%) Puppet
5 130 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
6 39 (0.46%) Docker Swarm
7 37 (0.43%) Prometheus
8 35 (0.41%) Kibana
9 34 (0.40%) Nagios
10 30 (0.35%) Tivoli
11 29 (0.34%) ZABBIX
12 26 (0.31%) Grafana
13 22 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
14 20 (0.24%) CA Service Virtualization
14 20 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
15 17 (0.20%) HP ALM
16 15 (0.18%) SELinux
17 13 (0.15%) logstash
18 11 (0.13%) SCOM
18 11 (0.13%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 830 (9.75%) Microsoft
2 429 (5.04%) Google
3 341 (4.01%) Oracle
4 191 (2.24%) Sage
5 157 (1.84%) SAP
6 99 (1.16%) IBM
7 93 (1.09%) VMware
8 77 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
9 73 (0.86%) Atlassian
10 68 (0.80%) Red Hat
11 64 (0.75%) Xamarin
12 56 (0.66%) Cisco
13 50 (0.59%) Tableau
14 47 (0.55%) Splunk
15 42 (0.49%) Sitecore
16 37 (0.43%) Adobe
16 37 (0.43%) HP
17 32 (0.38%) QNX
18 28 (0.33%) Cloudera
18 28 (0.33%) hybris