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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 14 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
14 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 10 14 18
Rank change year-on-year +4 +4 +1
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 10,895 6,967 3,748
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 14.39% 11.62% 10.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 15.20% 12.50% 11.75%
Number of salaries quoted 5,134 4,219 3,025
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,750 £33,750
25th Percentile £45,000 £41,750 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £59,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.27% +10.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,750 £72,500
UK median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% +13.04% +4.55%

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 71,688 55,741 31,898
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 94.69% 93.00% 92.37%
Number of salaries quoted 41,830 39,163 25,739
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £61,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,750 £55,000
% change year-on-year +7.62% +1.36% +4.76%

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 14 August 2022.

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 14 August 2022. 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
Jobs
South East +8 3,124 £57,500 +4.55% 293
North of England -1 2,451 £56,456 +2.65% 284
South West +3 1,649 £60,000 +14.29% 189
North West +2 1,323 £59,526 +3.52% 188
Midlands +15 1,251 £60,000 +9.09% 209
Scotland +4 1,044 £60,000 +20.00% 77
Yorkshire 0 958 £55,000 - 79
East of England +2 923 £62,500 +22.55% 247
West Midlands +14 891 £60,000 +9.09% 120
East Midlands +12 358 £55,000 +10.00% 89
Northern Ireland +3 320 £52,500 +40.00% 16
Wales +11 216 £57,500 +17.59% 22
North East -4 171 £52,500 +5.00% 17
Isle of Man - 4 £60,000 - 1
Software Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 14 August 2022, 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 5,656 (51.91%) Agile
2 3,767 (34.58%) Java
3 3,578 (32.84%) JavaScript
4 3,149 (28.90%) Degree
5 2,978 (27.33%) .NET
6 2,884 (26.47%) C#
7 2,709 (24.86%) AWS
8 2,661 (24.42%) Python
9 2,651 (24.33%) Docker
10 2,622 (24.07%) Azure
11 2,482 (22.78%) Social Skills
12 2,359 (21.65%) SQL
13 2,275 (20.88%) DevOps
14 2,257 (20.72%) React
15 2,042 (18.74%) Computer Science
16 2,033 (18.66%) C++
17 2,024 (18.58%) Finance
18 2,009 (18.44%) AngularJS
19 1,903 (17.47%) Linux
20 1,878 (17.24%) HTML
21 1,875 (17.21%) Git (software)
21 1,875 (17.21%) Problem-Solving
22 1,858 (17.05%) CI/CD
23 1,816 (16.67%) CSS
24 1,727 (15.85%) Microservices
24 1,727 (15.85%) Node.js
25 1,654 (15.18%) Kubernetes
26 1,614 (14.81%) Full Stack Development
27 1,591 (14.60%) Scrum
28 1,579 (14.49%) Mentoring

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
1 410 (3.76%) Confluence
2 227 (2.08%) Umbraco
3 152 (1.40%) Apache
4 138 (1.27%) CMS
5 132 (1.21%) WordPress
6 114 (1.05%) Apache Spark
7 76 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
8 70 (0.64%) SharePoint
9 47 (0.43%) OpenStack
10 41 (0.38%) Drupal
11 40 (0.37%) Joomla!
12 37 (0.34%) Tomcat
13 36 (0.33%) ArcGIS
14 30 (0.28%) JBoss
14 30 (0.28%) WebSphere
15 20 (0.18%) Headless CMS
16 18 (0.17%) GemFire
16 18 (0.17%) IBM Domino
16 18 (0.17%) IIS
16 18 (0.17%) nginx
Applications
1 120 (1.10%) Microsoft Office
2 117 (1.07%) Simulink
3 62 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
4 34 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
5 30 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 24 (0.22%) Stateflow
7 23 (0.21%) 3ds Max
8 22 (0.20%) Photoshop
9 21 (0.19%) CATIA
10 20 (0.18%) Blender
10 20 (0.18%) Maya
11 19 (0.17%) ZBrush
12 15 (0.14%) CANalyzer
12 15 (0.14%) TargetLink
13 11 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
13 11 (0.10%) Sketch
14 9 (0.083%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 5 (0.046%) MS Visio
15 5 (0.046%) OrCAD
16 3 (0.028%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 78 (0.72%) Payment Gateway
2 39 (0.36%) Magento
3 32 (0.29%) NetSuite
4 18 (0.17%) Teamcenter
5 16 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
6 12 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 9 (0.083%) ENOVIA
7 9 (0.083%) Primavera
8 3 (0.028%) ResourceLink
9 2 (0.018%) Eikon
9 2 (0.018%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.018%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.018%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 2 (0.018%) SAP S/4HANA
10 1 (0.009%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (0.009%) Q-Pulse
10 1 (0.009%) SAP ERP
10 1 (0.009%) SAP Hybris
10 1 (0.009%) Shopify
10 1 (0.009%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 2,709 (24.86%) AWS
2 2,622 (24.07%) Azure
3 956 (8.77%) GCP
4 707 (6.49%) SaaS
5 690 (6.33%) Serverless
6 410 (3.76%) GitHub
7 376 (3.45%) Azure DevOps
8 352 (3.23%) AWS Lambda
9 245 (2.25%) Cloud Computing
10 215 (1.97%) Amazon S3
11 208 (1.91%) Amazon EC2
12 205 (1.88%) Amazon SQS
13 194 (1.78%) OpenShift
14 166 (1.52%) AWS CloudFormation
14 166 (1.52%) PaaS
15 103 (0.95%) Amazon Kinesis
16 95 (0.87%) Power Platform
17 93 (0.85%) Amazon ECS
18 84 (0.77%) Azure Cosmos DB
18 84 (0.77%) GitHub Actions
Communications & Networking
1 1,025 (9.41%) HTTP
2 593 (5.44%) SSL
3 449 (4.12%) TCP/IP
4 166 (1.52%) Internet
5 110 (1.01%) Wireless
6 99 (0.91%) Broadband
7 89 (0.82%) DNS
8 61 (0.56%) 5G
9 54 (0.50%) Kerberos
10 46 (0.42%) Bluetooth
10 46 (0.42%) Modbus
11 45 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
11 45 (0.41%) Wireshark
12 37 (0.34%) DHCP
13 33 (0.30%) MQTT
14 30 (0.28%) 4G
15 28 (0.26%) SNA
16 27 (0.25%) RS-485
17 26 (0.24%) Firewall
18 25 (0.23%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,066 (9.78%) NoSQL
2 685 (6.29%) SQL Server
3 610 (5.60%) MySQL
4 376 (3.45%) Relational Database
5 327 (3.00%) MongoDB
6 316 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
7 254 (2.33%) Big Data
8 236 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
9 214 (1.96%) DynamoDB
10 187 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
11 116 (1.06%) Redis
12 94 (0.86%) Hadoop
13 81 (0.74%) Data Lake
14 76 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
15 69 (0.63%) RDBMS
16 66 (0.61%) BigQuery
16 66 (0.61%) Power BI
17 57 (0.52%) Metadata
18 54 (0.50%) GIS
19 52 (0.48%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1,875 (17.21%) Git (software)
2 907 (8.32%) Jenkins
3 814 (7.47%) JIRA
4 272 (2.50%) GitLab
5 236 (2.17%) Selenium
6 173 (1.59%) Visual Studio
7 167 (1.53%) Subversion
8 153 (1.40%) Bitbucket
9 135 (1.24%) Rational DOORS
10 126 (1.16%) Maven
11 123 (1.13%) Cypress.io
12 111 (1.02%) Postman
13 109 (1.00%) Cucumber
14 108 (0.99%) JUnit
15 97 (0.89%) TeamCity
16 85 (0.78%) NUnit
17 84 (0.77%) SonarQube
18 81 (0.74%) Rational Rhapsody
19 73 (0.67%) webpack
20 66 (0.61%) Polyspace
General
1 2,482 (22.78%) Social Skills
2 2,024 (18.58%) Finance
3 1,185 (10.88%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 886 (8.13%) Marketing
5 840 (7.71%) Analytical Skills
6 658 (6.04%) Banking
7 616 (5.65%) Electronics
8 467 (4.29%) Automotive
9 463 (4.25%) Retail
10 414 (3.80%) Legal
11 413 (3.79%) Law
12 371 (3.41%) Games
13 326 (2.99%) Public Sector
14 256 (2.35%) Manufacturing
15 187 (1.72%) Aerospace
16 157 (1.44%) Telecoms
17 138 (1.27%) Military
18 111 (1.02%) Financial Institution
19 103 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
20 81 (0.74%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 5,621 (51.59%) Software Engineer
2 2,446 (22.45%) Developer
3 1,076 (9.88%) Senior Software Engineer
4 801 (7.35%) Graduate
5 657 (6.03%) Embedded Engineer
6 615 (5.64%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 531 (4.87%) Senior Developer
8 519 (4.76%) Graduate Software Engineer
9 497 (4.56%) Software Developer
10 461 (4.23%) Java Developer
11 434 (3.98%) C# Developer
12 369 (3.39%) Full Stack Developer
13 356 (3.27%) Lead Software Engineer
14 321 (2.95%) Architect
15 314 (2.88%) .NET Developer
16 282 (2.59%) Junior
17 275 (2.52%) Java Engineer
18 260 (2.39%) C++ Software Engineer
19 251 (2.30%) C# Software Engineer
20 238 (2.18%) Principal Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,978 (27.33%) .NET
2 2,257 (20.72%) React
3 2,009 (18.44%) AngularJS
4 1,878 (17.24%) HTML
5 1,816 (16.67%) CSS
6 1,727 (15.85%) Node.js
7 994 (9.12%) ASP.NET
8 954 (8.76%) .NET Core
9 692 (6.35%) RESTful
10 669 (6.14%) Vue.js
11 650 (5.97%) REST
12 645 (5.92%) Spring
13 623 (5.72%) Ruby on Rails
14 607 (5.57%) Angular 2
15 586 (5.38%) .NET Framework
16 514 (4.72%) Web Services
17 483 (4.43%) HTML5
18 444 (4.08%) Spring Boot
19 387 (3.55%) Kafka
20 326 (2.99%) Protocol Buffers
Miscellaneous
1 615 (5.64%) User Experience
2 597 (5.48%) Algorithms
3 546 (5.01%) Mobile App
4 478 (4.39%) Cloud Native
5 470 (4.31%) Self-Motivation
6 440 (4.04%) Greenfield Project
7 404 (3.71%) Data Structures
8 282 (2.59%) Virtual Team
9 260 (2.39%) Cyberattack
10 232 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
11 219 (2.01%) IoT
12 181 (1.66%) Cyber Defence
13 146 (1.34%) Embedded Systems
14 129 (1.18%) Blog
15 128 (1.17%) Renewable Energy
16 117 (1.07%) Derivative
17 104 (0.95%) Management Information System
18 102 (0.94%) Life Science
18 102 (0.94%) Tandem
19 98 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 1,903 (17.47%) Linux
2 556 (5.10%) Windows
3 372 (3.41%) Android
4 359 (3.30%) Apple iOS
5 285 (2.62%) Unix
6 108 (0.99%) Embedded Linux
7 90 (0.83%) Ubuntu
8 60 (0.55%) CentOS
9 39 (0.36%) VMS
10 36 (0.33%) FreeRTOS
11 26 (0.24%) Robot Operating System
12 25 (0.23%) Solaris
13 21 (0.19%) Mesosphere
14 19 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 16 (0.15%) VxWorks
16 13 (0.12%) Mac OS
17 12 (0.11%) ThreadX
17 12 (0.11%) Windows Phone
18 11 (0.10%) Debian
19 9 (0.083%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,656 (51.91%) Agile
2 2,275 (20.88%) DevOps
3 2,042 (18.74%) Computer Science
4 1,875 (17.21%) Problem-Solving
5 1,858 (17.05%) CI/CD
6 1,727 (15.85%) Microservices
7 1,614 (14.81%) Full Stack Development
8 1,591 (14.60%) Scrum
9 1,579 (14.49%) Mentoring
10 1,461 (13.41%) TDD
11 1,408 (12.92%) Test Automation
12 1,257 (11.54%) Software Testing
13 1,241 (11.39%) Continuous Integration
14 1,055 (9.68%) MVC
15 1,027 (9.43%) Unit Testing
16 1,009 (9.26%) Web Development
17 844 (7.75%) SDLC
18 819 (7.52%) Mathematics
19 802 (7.36%) OO
20 781 (7.17%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 3,767 (34.58%) Java
2 3,578 (32.84%) JavaScript
3 2,884 (26.47%) C#
4 2,661 (24.42%) Python
5 2,359 (21.65%) SQL
6 2,033 (18.66%) C++
7 1,351 (12.40%) C
8 1,234 (11.33%) Go
9 1,167 (10.71%) TypeScript
10 780 (7.16%) Ruby
11 629 (5.77%) PHP
12 320 (2.94%) T-SQL
13 277 (2.54%) Kotlin
14 218 (2.00%) Scala
15 210 (1.93%) Bash
16 173 (1.59%) MATLAB
17 170 (1.56%) ES6
18 154 (1.41%) Apple Swift
19 151 (1.39%) PowerShell
20 148 (1.36%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 3,149 (28.90%) Degree
2 981 (9.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 910 (8.35%) Security Cleared
4 378 (3.47%) SC Cleared
5 207 (1.90%) Master's Degree
6 166 (1.52%) PhD
7 121 (1.11%) DV Cleared
8 85 (0.78%) Numerate Degree
9 63 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
10 52 (0.48%) AWS Certification
11 51 (0.47%) DBS Check
12 41 (0.38%) HND
13 37 (0.34%) ISTQB
14 33 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 27 (0.25%) HNC
15 27 (0.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 27 (0.25%) Postgraduate
16 22 (0.20%) PMI Certification
17 15 (0.14%) TOGAF Certification
18 11 (0.10%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 665 (6.10%) QA
2 227 (2.08%) Accessibility
3 144 (1.32%) MISRA
4 133 (1.22%) Automotive SPICE
5 67 (0.61%) ISO 26262
6 58 (0.53%) AUTOSAR
7 56 (0.51%) Data Quality
8 55 (0.50%) IEC 61508
9 51 (0.47%) Def Stans
10 40 (0.37%) PCI DSS
11 35 (0.32%) ISO 9001
12 28 (0.26%) MISRA C
13 16 (0.15%) IEC 62304
14 13 (0.12%) DO-178B
14 13 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 12 (0.11%) GDPR
15 12 (0.11%) WAI
16 11 (0.10%) WCAG
17 10 (0.092%) ISO 13485
18 9 (0.083%) JTAG
System Software
1 2,651 (24.33%) Docker
2 202 (1.85%) Firmware
3 84 (0.77%) Embedded Firmware
4 53 (0.49%) Active Directory
5 34 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
6 28 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
7 25 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
8 9 (0.083%) LXC
9 6 (0.055%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (0.046%) vSphere
11 4 (0.037%) HDFS
11 4 (0.037%) Hyper-V
11 4 (0.037%) Postfix
11 4 (0.037%) VMware NSX
12 3 (0.028%) KVM
12 3 (0.028%) NFS
12 3 (0.028%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.018%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 2 (0.018%) Ceph
13 2 (0.018%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1,654 (15.18%) Kubernetes
2 499 (4.58%) Terraform
3 371 (3.41%) Ansible
4 123 (1.13%) Grafana
5 89 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
6 75 (0.69%) Puppet
7 68 (0.62%) Prometheus
8 38 (0.35%) Kibana
9 37 (0.34%) Istio
10 26 (0.24%) Docker Swarm
11 25 (0.23%) Data Guard
11 25 (0.23%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 25 (0.23%) Oracle RMAN
12 24 (0.22%) HP ALM
12 24 (0.22%) HP Fortify
13 23 (0.21%) Consul
14 21 (0.19%) Automic
14 21 (0.19%) logstash
15 20 (0.18%) Cisco IPCC
16 10 (0.092%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 910 (8.35%) Microsoft
2 477 (4.38%) Google
3 334 (3.07%) Oracle
4 167 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
5 158 (1.45%) IBM
6 134 (1.23%) Atlassian
7 76 (0.70%) MuleSoft
8 75 (0.69%) Xamarin
9 73 (0.67%) ANSYS
10 70 (0.64%) Bloomberg
11 68 (0.62%) New Relic
12 61 (0.56%) Sun
13 60 (0.55%) SAP
14 55 (0.50%) Palantir
15 52 (0.48%) Red Hat
16 51 (0.47%) QinetiQ
17 47 (0.43%) Sony
18 46 (0.42%) FIS
19 42 (0.39%) Hitachi
20 41 (0.38%) Cadence