The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 May 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineer
UK
3 months to
22 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 132 116
Rank change year-on-year +35 -16  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 2668 2502 2850
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.14% 2.54% 2.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.26% 2.64% 2.69%
Number of salaries quoted 2214 2104 2327
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 81753 94897 106080
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.23% 96.39% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 67454 79728 86937
Median salary £45,000 £46,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in the UK

Software Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineer.

Salary trend for Software Engineer in the UK

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer over the 3 months to 22 May 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in the UK

Software Engineer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +35 2446 £45,000 - 423
London +24 677 £60,000 +9.09% 125
South East -19 438 £45,000 +5.88% 76
East of England +30 361 £42,500 -5.55% 72
South West +34 318 £37,500 -11.76% 56
Yorkshire +72 268 £45,000 - 29
Cambridgeshire +18 254 £45,000 -5.26% 62
Cambridge +13 241 £45,000 -10.00% 56
North West +38 213 £43,500 +8.75% 28
Manchester +26 167 £45,000 +8.43% 23
West Yorkshire +23 130 £45,000 - 18
Scotland +28 118 £40,000 +1.26% 33
Berkshire +23 117 £50,000 +5.26% 23
Hampshire -7 109 £45,000 +5.88% 15
Leeds +7 102 £48,000 +6.66% 13
West Midlands +7 89 £39,000 -3.10% 22
Bristol +3 89 £40,000 -3.61% 21
East Midlands -15 75 £40,000 +14.28% 9
South Yorkshire +38 73 £42,500 +44.06% 4
Edinburgh +18 72 £40,000 +1.26% 25
Gloucestershire +11 71 £40,500 -10.00% 6
City of London -24 68 £58,750 +17.50% 26
Dorset +31 64 £40,000 -5.88% 16
Oxfordshire -19 64 £45,000 - 11
Reading +38 63 £55,000 +10.00% 12
Somerset +24 57 £35,000 -12.50% 6
Wales +8 57 £45,269 +13.17% 11
North Yorkshire +48 48 £42,500 +30.76% 5
Southampton +8 47 £40,000 -5.88% 6
Hertfordshire -12 47 £40,000 +6.66% 7

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2017, Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 5019 (97.61%) Software Engineering
2 2296 (44.65%) Java
3 2210 (42.98%) C++
4 2125 (41.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1879 (36.54%) C#
6 1553 (30.20%) JavaScript
7 1339 (26.04%) Degree
8 1318 (25.63%) C
9 1306 (25.40%) .NET
10 1284 (24.97%) Linux
11 1239 (24.10%) SQL
12 1167 (22.70%) Python
13 1102 (21.43%) HTML
14 1069 (20.79%) OO
15 985 (19.16%) Computer Science
16 967 (18.81%) TDD
17 834 (16.22%) Scrum
18 764 (14.86%) Windows
19 759 (14.76%) CSS
20 695 (13.52%) SQL Server
21 643 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
22 636 (12.37%) MVC
23 626 (12.17%) ASP.NET
24 614 (11.94%) Git (software)
25 607 (11.80%) AngularJS
26 586 (11.40%) Finance
27 585 (11.38%) Web Services
28 579 (11.26%) Test Automation
29 466 (9.06%) Microsoft
30 460 (8.95%) SDLC

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 186 (3.62%) Elasticsearch
2 168 (3.27%) Apache Spark
3 151 (2.94%) Tomcat
4 149 (2.90%) Apache
5 110 (2.14%) IIS
6 94 (1.83%) JBoss
7 82 (1.59%) WebSphere
8 60 (1.17%) Confluence
9 55 (1.07%) WebLogic
10 40 (0.78%) SharePoint
11 32 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 29 (0.56%) Apache Solr
13 28 (0.54%) Apache Pig
14 25 (0.49%) OpenStack
15 24 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
16 23 (0.45%) nginx
17 17 (0.33%) CMS
18 16 (0.31%) Apache Airflow
18 16 (0.31%) Jetty
19 15 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 37 (0.72%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (0.54%) Simulink
3 18 (0.35%) Photoshop
4 14 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
5 10 (0.19%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.14%) Stateflow
7 4 (0.078%) SOLIDWORKS
8 3 (0.058%) SPSS
9 2 (0.039%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.019%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.019%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.019%) Microsoft Project
10 1 (0.019%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 30 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (0.19%) Infor M3
3 4 (0.078%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.078%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.078%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.078%) Sage 200
4 3 (0.058%) Magento
4 3 (0.058%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.058%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (0.058%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.039%) BASE24
5 2 (0.039%) Odoo
5 2 (0.039%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.039%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.019%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.019%) Fredhopper
6 1 (0.019%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.019%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.019%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 404 (7.86%) Amazon AWS
2 216 (4.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 139 (2.70%) SaaS
4 104 (2.02%) GitHub
5 74 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
6 35 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
6 35 (0.68%) Amazon Kinesis
7 34 (0.66%) Office 365
8 33 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
9 32 (0.62%) PaaS
10 26 (0.51%) Amazon S3
11 18 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
12 15 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
13 13 (0.25%) AWS Lambda
14 12 (0.23%) iTunes
15 10 (0.19%) Force.com
15 10 (0.19%) Google Play
15 10 (0.19%) Heroku
16 9 (0.18%) IaaS
17 7 (0.14%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 225 (4.38%) TCP/IP
2 158 (3.07%) Ethernet
3 156 (3.03%) Wireless
4 135 (2.63%) HTTP
5 112 (2.18%) Bluetooth
6 98 (1.91%) Internet
7 73 (1.42%) RS-232
8 63 (1.23%) RS-485
9 56 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
10 55 (1.07%) ZigBee
11 53 (1.03%) GSM
12 37 (0.72%) GPRS
13 31 (0.60%) InfiniBand
14 27 (0.53%) Firewall
15 26 (0.51%) Network Security
16 23 (0.45%) RS-422
17 21 (0.41%) DNS
18 17 (0.33%) 3G
18 17 (0.33%) SSL
18 17 (0.33%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 695 (13.52%) SQL Server
2 407 (7.92%) NoSQL
3 396 (7.70%) MySQL
4 329 (6.40%) MongoDB
5 262 (5.10%) Big Data
6 237 (4.61%) Relational Database
7 180 (3.50%) Hadoop
8 168 (3.27%) PostgreSQL
9 132 (2.57%) Apache Cassandra
10 82 (1.59%) RDBMS
11 70 (1.36%) Apache Hive
12 51 (0.99%) Redis
12 51 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
13 42 (0.82%) Neo4j
13 42 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 38 (0.74%) Blockchain
15 34 (0.66%) Oracle Database
16 32 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 30 (0.58%) MariaDB
18 26 (0.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 614 (11.94%) Git (software)
2 438 (8.52%) Visual Studio
3 404 (7.86%) Subversion
4 299 (5.81%) Jenkins
5 219 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 209 (4.06%) JIRA
7 186 (3.62%) Maven
8 164 (3.19%) JUnit
9 154 (2.99%) Eclipse
10 130 (2.53%) Selenium
11 126 (2.45%) NUnit
12 124 (2.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 118 (2.29%) TeamCity
14 108 (2.10%) Mercurial
15 87 (1.69%) Ant
16 74 (1.44%) Android Studio
17 62 (1.21%) Bitbucket
18 61 (1.19%) Cucumber
19 60 (1.17%) MSTest
20 53 (1.03%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 586 (11.40%) Finance
2 380 (7.39%) Electronics
3 205 (3.99%) Games
4 189 (3.68%) Banking
5 170 (3.31%) Retail
6 159 (3.09%) Telecoms
7 146 (2.84%) Manufacturing
8 125 (2.43%) Marketing
9 109 (2.12%) Automotive
10 77 (1.50%) Aerospace
11 68 (1.32%) Investment Banking
12 53 (1.03%) Advertising
13 51 (0.99%) Legal
14 48 (0.93%) Military
15 38 (0.74%) Financial Institution
16 37 (0.72%) Front Office
17 35 (0.68%) Retail Banking
18 29 (0.56%) Back Office
19 24 (0.47%) Law
19 24 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1306 (25.40%) .NET
2 1102 (21.43%) HTML
3 759 (14.76%) CSS
4 626 (12.17%) ASP.NET
5 607 (11.80%) AngularJS
6 585 (11.38%) Web Services
7 450 (8.75%) Spring
8 413 (8.03%) XML
9 411 (7.99%) RESTful
10 403 (7.84%) Node.js
11 389 (7.57%) REST
12 372 (7.23%) HTML5
13 370 (7.20%) jQuery
14 325 (6.32%) .NET Framework
15 302 (5.87%) SOAP
16 280 (5.45%) ASP.NET MVC
17 269 (5.23%) React
18 262 (5.10%) WPF
19 260 (5.06%) WCF
20 242 (4.71%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 985 (19.16%) Computer Science
2 391 (7.60%) Algorithms
3 318 (6.18%) Greenfield Project
4 263 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
5 230 (4.47%) User Experience
6 216 (4.20%) Embedded Systems
7 187 (3.64%) Data Structures
8 143 (2.78%) Fintech
9 142 (2.76%) Mobile App
10 110 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
11 100 (1.94%) Device Driver
12 70 (1.36%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 44 (0.86%) Home Automation
14 41 (0.80%) Mainframe
15 38 (0.74%) Internet of Things
15 38 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
16 37 (0.72%) 3D Graphics
16 37 (0.72%) Client/Server
16 37 (0.72%) Virtual Team
17 36 (0.70%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1284 (24.97%) Linux
2 764 (14.86%) Windows
3 304 (5.91%) Android
4 269 (5.23%) Unix
5 157 (3.05%) Apple iOS
6 155 (3.01%) Embedded Linux
7 56 (1.09%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 46 (0.89%) Windows Server
9 44 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 35 (0.68%) CentOS
11 33 (0.64%) Mac OS X
12 24 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
13 23 (0.45%) Windows XP
14 22 (0.43%) Mac OS
15 21 (0.41%) VxWorks
15 21 (0.41%) Windows 7
16 19 (0.37%) Ubuntu
17 17 (0.33%) Windows 10
18 15 (0.29%) AIX
19 12 (0.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5019 (97.61%) Software Engineering
2 2125 (41.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1069 (20.79%) OO
4 967 (18.81%) TDD
5 834 (16.22%) Scrum
6 643 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
7 636 (12.37%) MVC
8 579 (11.26%) Test Automation
9 460 (8.95%) SDLC
10 448 (8.71%) Mathematics
11 444 (8.63%) Open Source
12 414 (8.05%) Unit Testing
13 380 (7.39%) DevOps
14 360 (7.00%) BDD
15 352 (6.85%) Microservices
16 342 (6.65%) Multithreading
17 333 (6.48%) OOP
18 289 (5.62%) UML
19 279 (5.43%) OOD
20 258 (5.02%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2296 (44.65%) Java
2 2210 (42.98%) C++
3 1879 (36.54%) C#
4 1553 (30.20%) JavaScript
5 1318 (25.63%) C
6 1239 (24.10%) SQL
7 1167 (22.70%) Python
8 339 (6.59%) Embedded C
9 309 (6.01%) PHP
10 238 (4.63%) Embedded C++
11 236 (4.59%) Scala
12 223 (4.34%) Ruby
13 206 (4.01%) Perl
14 141 (2.74%) T-SQL
15 122 (2.37%) Go
16 120 (2.33%) MATLAB
17 117 (2.28%) Bash Shell
18 103 (2.00%) PL/SQL
19 88 (1.71%) Groovy
20 85 (1.65%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1339 (26.04%) Degree
2 364 (7.08%) Security Cleared
3 182 (3.54%) PhD
4 138 (2.68%) SC Cleared
5 101 (1.96%) DV Cleared
6 25 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
7 21 (0.41%) HND
8 15 (0.29%) Chartered Engineer
9 13 (0.25%) PMI Certification
10 12 (0.23%) Postgraduate
11 11 (0.21%) MCP
12 8 (0.16%) MCSD
13 6 (0.12%) ISTQB
13 6 (0.12%) Sun Certification
14 4 (0.078%) DBS Check
15 3 (0.058%) BPSS Clearance
15 3 (0.058%) Oracle Certification
16 2 (0.039%) CISSP
16 2 (0.039%) OCP
17 1 (0.019%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 219 (4.26%) QA
2 39 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 38 (0.74%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 29 (0.56%) MISRA
5 28 (0.54%) ISO 9001
6 17 (0.33%) ISO26262
7 15 (0.29%) Data Quality
7 15 (0.29%) IEC 61508
8 14 (0.27%) JTAG
9 13 (0.25%) Def Stans
9 13 (0.25%) DO-178B
10 11 (0.21%) MISRA C
10 11 (0.21%) PCI DSS
11 8 (0.16%) DO-254
12 7 (0.14%) MiFID
13 2 (0.039%) GCP
13 2 (0.039%) ISO 14001
13 2 (0.039%) ISO 9000
13 2 (0.039%) SEPA
14 1 (0.019%) ISO13485
System Software
1 222 (4.32%) Docker
2 210 (4.08%) Firmware
3 37 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (0.47%) Active Directory
4 24 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
5 14 (0.27%) Hyper-V
6 13 (0.25%) KVM
7 8 (0.16%) HDFS
7 8 (0.16%) VirtualBox
8 6 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 6 (0.12%) NFS
8 6 (0.12%) vSphere
9 5 (0.097%) LXC
10 4 (0.078%) Apache Flume
11 3 (0.058%) Snort
12 2 (0.039%) Xen
13 1 (0.019%) Cronacle
13 1 (0.019%) Tivoli Directory Server
13 1 (0.019%) Varnish
13 1 (0.019%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 106 (2.06%) Puppet
2 93 (1.81%) Ansible
3 76 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
4 75 (1.46%) Kubernetes
5 38 (0.74%) Kibana
6 34 (0.66%) Nagios
7 24 (0.47%) Terraform
8 11 (0.21%) Salt
9 8 (0.16%) Graphite
10 7 (0.14%) Grafana
11 6 (0.12%) Docker Swarm
11 6 (0.12%) Mesos
11 6 (0.12%) Opsview
12 5 (0.097%) logstash
13 4 (0.078%) Packer
13 4 (0.078%) rkt
13 4 (0.078%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 4 (0.078%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 4 (0.078%) Tivoli
14 3 (0.058%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 466 (9.06%) Microsoft
2 336 (6.53%) Oracle
3 119 (2.31%) Google
4 64 (1.24%) IBM
5 60 (1.17%) Red Hat
6 58 (1.13%) VMware
7 45 (0.88%) SAP
8 41 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
9 38 (0.74%) Zend
10 34 (0.66%) Freescale
11 33 (0.64%) Xamarin
12 28 (0.54%) Adobe
12 28 (0.54%) Splunk
13 27 (0.53%) Atlassian
14 24 (0.47%) Twitter
15 22 (0.43%) Sun
16 18 (0.35%) Intel
17 17 (0.33%) Atmel
18 16 (0.31%) Apple
18 16 (0.31%) Talend
Salford, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 5 hours ago
Romsey, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 5 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: to £45,000 + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Dorset
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 5 hours ago
North West London
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
West London
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: Market Salary
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Central London / West End
Mayson Hunt
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: Competitive Salary and Excellent Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Twickenham, Middlesex
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Romsey, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 45k per year
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Diamond Light Source
Salary: £32,480 to £38,211 (Discretionary range to £43,943)
Posted: 11 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
IntaPeople
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: £25k - 30k per year + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 50,000
Posted: 12 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Salary: Bonus & Benefits, £ D.O.E.
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £100,000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Amazing Prospects Ltd
Salary: £30k - 50k per year + Very best around++Prospects
Posted: 12 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago