The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 123 129
Rank change year-on-year +28 +6  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 2586 2745 2549
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.03% 2.63% 2.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.14% 2.73% 2.46%
Number of salaries quoted 2113 2306 2120
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 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
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 82231 100619 103475
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.28% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68306 84262 84520
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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 £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 29 March 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 29 March 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 +36 2397 £45,000 - 390
London +20 648 £60,000 +4.34% 89
South East -11 467 £47,500 +9.82% 72
East of England +22 352 £44,000 - 65
South West +23 317 £40,000 -5.88% 54
Yorkshire +72 262 £44,000 +3.52% 34
Cambridgeshire +14 237 £45,000 - 49
Cambridge +9 217 £45,000 - 39
North West +8 177 £45,000 +8.43% 39
Manchester -9 140 £47,500 +13.09% 28
West Yorkshire +36 138 £45,000 - 16
Hampshire +6 137 £45,000 +5.88% 21
Berkshire +40 116 £52,500 +10.52% 16
Scotland +16 102 £40,000 +6.66% 23
Leeds +25 101 £46,250 -7.50% 13
Bristol -10 101 £40,000 - 18
West Midlands +24 94 £40,000 +5.26% 20
Gloucestershire +10 76 £45,000 -5.26% 13
East Midlands -32 73 £40,000 +14.28% 12
Somerset +26 71 £37,500 -6.25% 6
South Yorkshire +41 68 £40,000 -0.62% 6
Edinburgh +16 65 £40,000 +14.28% 16
City of London -2 64 £63,750 +13.33% 28
Hertfordshire -23 59 £46,250 +23.33% 7
Surrey -9 56 £47,500 +5.55% 11
Oxfordshire -29 53 £57,500 +27.77% 10
North Yorkshire +41 50 £42,500 -10.52% 9
Wales -6 49 £45,269 +10.41% 8
Reading +39 46 £55,000 +10.00% 8
Buckinghamshire +23 45 £42,500 -5.55% 7

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 4894 (97.51%) Software Engineering
2 2212 (44.07%) Java
3 2080 (41.44%) Agile Software Development
4 2070 (41.24%) C++
5 1850 (36.86%) C#
6 1572 (31.32%) JavaScript
7 1291 (25.72%) SQL
8 1276 (25.42%) .NET
9 1275 (25.40%) Linux
10 1266 (25.22%) Degree
11 1209 (24.09%) C
12 1187 (23.65%) Python
13 1179 (23.49%) HTML
14 937 (18.67%) OO
15 929 (18.51%) TDD
16 924 (18.41%) Computer Science
17 845 (16.84%) CSS
18 770 (15.34%) Scrum
19 703 (14.01%) Windows
20 673 (13.41%) MVC
21 654 (13.03%) SQL Server
22 649 (12.93%) ASP.NET
23 641 (12.77%) Continuous Integration
24 632 (12.59%) Web Services
25 617 (12.29%) Git (software)
26 586 (11.68%) AngularJS
27 564 (11.24%) Finance
28 462 (9.21%) Microsoft
29 452 (9.01%) SDLC
30 447 (8.91%) Spring

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
1 199 (3.96%) Elasticsearch
2 189 (3.77%) Apache Spark
3 160 (3.19%) Tomcat
4 127 (2.53%) Apache
5 118 (2.35%) JBoss
6 116 (2.31%) IIS
7 93 (1.85%) WebSphere
8 63 (1.26%) Confluence
9 60 (1.20%) WebLogic
10 58 (1.16%) Apache Pig
11 42 (0.84%) SharePoint
12 31 (0.62%) CMS
13 29 (0.58%) OpenStack
13 29 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 25 (0.50%) Apache Solr
14 25 (0.50%) nginx
15 23 (0.46%) Jetty
16 16 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
17 13 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
18 12 (0.24%) Umbraco
Applications
1 202 (4.02%) MS Excel
2 30 (0.60%) MS Office
3 28 (0.56%) Simulink
4 20 (0.40%) Photoshop
5 7 (0.14%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.12%) Stateflow
7 5 (0.100%) SOLIDWORKS
7 5 (0.100%) SPSS
8 2 (0.040%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.040%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.040%) Doxygen
8 2 (0.040%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.020%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.020%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.020%) Blender
9 1 (0.020%) MS PowerPoint
9 1 (0.020%) MS Project
9 1 (0.020%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 18 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (0.18%) Infor M3
3 6 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.100%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.100%) Sage 200
5 4 (0.080%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.060%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.060%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.040%) BASE24
7 2 (0.040%) Magento
7 2 (0.040%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.040%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.040%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.040%) Summit
8 1 (0.020%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.020%) Odoo
8 1 (0.020%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.020%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.020%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 348 (6.93%) Amazon AWS
2 204 (4.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 124 (2.47%) SaaS
4 110 (2.19%) GitHub
5 67 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
6 37 (0.74%) Office 365
7 28 (0.56%) PaaS
8 25 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
9 24 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
9 24 (0.48%) Amazon Kinesis
10 18 (0.36%) Amazon S3
11 13 (0.26%) CloudFront
12 12 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
13 7 (0.14%) Slack
14 6 (0.12%) AWS Lambda
14 6 (0.12%) Google Play
14 6 (0.12%) IaaS
14 6 (0.12%) Sumo Logic
15 5 (0.100%) Amazon EMR
15 5 (0.100%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 256 (5.10%) TCP/IP
2 133 (2.65%) Wireless
3 132 (2.63%) Ethernet
4 128 (2.55%) HTTP
5 117 (2.33%) Bluetooth
6 110 (2.19%) Internet
7 73 (1.45%) RS-232
8 65 (1.30%) RS-485
9 56 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
10 52 (1.04%) ZigBee
11 50 (1.00%) GSM
12 39 (0.78%) Firewall
13 35 (0.70%) GPRS
13 35 (0.70%) Network Security
14 27 (0.54%) LDAP
15 23 (0.46%) DNS
15 23 (0.46%) SSL
16 21 (0.42%) RS-422
17 20 (0.40%) Kerberos
17 20 (0.40%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 654 (13.03%) SQL Server
2 439 (8.75%) NoSQL
3 437 (8.71%) MySQL
4 343 (6.83%) MongoDB
5 296 (5.90%) Big Data
6 226 (4.50%) Relational Database
7 202 (4.02%) Hadoop
8 155 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
9 133 (2.65%) Apache Cassandra
10 94 (1.87%) Apache Hive
11 90 (1.79%) RDBMS
12 74 (1.47%) Redis
13 61 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
14 46 (0.92%) Oracle Database
15 39 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 35 (0.70%) Neo4j
17 34 (0.68%) Blockchain
17 34 (0.68%) HBase
18 28 (0.56%) Data Mining
19 24 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 617 (12.29%) Git (software)
2 421 (8.39%) Visual Studio
3 353 (7.03%) Subversion
4 322 (6.42%) Jenkins
5 227 (4.52%) Team Foundation Server
6 208 (4.14%) Maven
7 181 (3.61%) JIRA
8 156 (3.11%) Selenium
9 155 (3.09%) JUnit
10 136 (2.71%) Eclipse
11 129 (2.57%) NUnit
12 128 (2.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 116 (2.31%) TeamCity
14 98 (1.95%) Ant
15 95 (1.89%) Mercurial
16 76 (1.51%) Cucumber
17 72 (1.43%) MSTest
18 65 (1.30%) Octopus Deploy
19 53 (1.06%) Hudson
20 48 (0.96%) Gradle
General
1 564 (11.24%) Finance
2 349 (6.95%) Electronics
3 201 (4.00%) Games
4 155 (3.09%) Telecoms
5 139 (2.77%) Banking
6 137 (2.73%) Manufacturing
7 123 (2.45%) Retail
8 115 (2.29%) Automotive
9 94 (1.87%) Marketing
10 81 (1.61%) Aerospace
11 58 (1.16%) Military
12 48 (0.96%) Legal
13 43 (0.86%) Advertising
14 32 (0.64%) Back Office
15 27 (0.54%) Investment Banking
15 27 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
16 25 (0.50%) Front Office
17 23 (0.46%) Financial Institution
18 21 (0.42%) Publishing
19 17 (0.34%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1276 (25.42%) .NET
2 1179 (23.49%) HTML
3 845 (16.84%) CSS
4 649 (12.93%) ASP.NET
5 632 (12.59%) Web Services
6 586 (11.68%) AngularJS
7 447 (8.91%) Spring
8 427 (8.51%) XML
9 426 (8.49%) jQuery
10 422 (8.41%) RESTful
11 406 (8.09%) HTML5
12 394 (7.85%) REST
13 379 (7.55%) Node.js
14 342 (6.81%) .NET Framework
15 306 (6.10%) SOAP
16 303 (6.04%) ASP.NET MVC
17 265 (5.28%) WPF
18 257 (5.12%) WCF
19 254 (5.06%) Hibernate
20 220 (4.38%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 924 (18.41%) Computer Science
2 363 (7.23%) Algorithms
3 220 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
4 202 (4.02%) User Experience
5 181 (3.61%) Embedded Systems
6 164 (3.27%) Data Structures
7 126 (2.51%) Fintech
8 89 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
9 82 (1.63%) Mobile App
10 81 (1.61%) Device Driver
11 61 (1.22%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 42 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
13 38 (0.76%) Mainframe
14 36 (0.72%) Home Automation
14 36 (0.72%) Internet of Things
15 33 (0.66%) Client/Server
16 32 (0.64%) Virtual Team
17 30 (0.60%) CAN bus
17 30 (0.60%) iPad
18 28 (0.56%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1275 (25.40%) Linux
2 703 (14.01%) Windows
3 301 (6.00%) Unix
4 262 (5.22%) Android
5 135 (2.69%) Apple iOS
6 127 (2.53%) Embedded Linux
7 48 (0.96%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 35 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 34 (0.68%) Windows Server
10 30 (0.60%) Mac OS X
11 26 (0.52%) Mac OS
12 25 (0.50%) CentOS
12 25 (0.50%) Ubuntu
12 25 (0.50%) VxWorks
13 19 (0.38%) Windows 7
14 17 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
15 16 (0.32%) Windows XP
16 15 (0.30%) AIX
16 15 (0.30%) Solaris
17 13 (0.26%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4894 (97.51%) Software Engineering
2 2080 (41.44%) Agile Software Development
3 937 (18.67%) OO
4 929 (18.51%) TDD
5 770 (15.34%) Scrum
6 673 (13.41%) MVC
7 641 (12.77%) Continuous Integration
8 452 (9.01%) SDLC
9 444 (8.85%) Mathematics
10 411 (8.19%) Open Source
11 393 (7.83%) Unit Testing
12 375 (7.47%) Multithreading
13 372 (7.41%) DevOps
14 368 (7.33%) BDD
15 359 (7.15%) Microservices
16 323 (6.44%) OOP
17 302 (6.02%) UML
18 262 (5.22%) Automated Testing
19 255 (5.08%) Web Development
20 246 (4.90%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2212 (44.07%) Java
2 2070 (41.24%) C++
3 1850 (36.86%) C#
4 1572 (31.32%) JavaScript
5 1291 (25.72%) SQL
6 1209 (24.09%) C
7 1187 (23.65%) Python
8 340 (6.77%) PHP
9 330 (6.58%) Embedded C
10 279 (5.56%) Ruby
11 252 (5.02%) Perl
12 247 (4.92%) Scala
13 221 (4.40%) Embedded C++
14 152 (3.03%) T-SQL
15 130 (2.59%) Bash Shell
16 120 (2.39%) Go
17 119 (2.37%) PL/SQL
18 100 (1.99%) MATLAB
19 95 (1.89%) PowerShell
20 91 (1.81%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1266 (25.22%) Degree
2 388 (7.73%) Security Cleared
3 176 (3.51%) PhD
4 148 (2.95%) SC Cleared
5 125 (2.49%) DV Cleared
6 29 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (0.30%) Postgraduate
8 14 (0.28%) ISTQB
8 14 (0.28%) PMI Certification
9 13 (0.26%) HND
10 11 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (0.20%) Chartered Engineer
11 10 (0.20%) CISSP
12 9 (0.18%) CCNA
12 9 (0.18%) GIAC
12 9 (0.18%) Linux+ Certification
12 9 (0.18%) MCSD
12 9 (0.18%) MCSE
12 9 (0.18%) Network+ Certification
12 9 (0.18%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 222 (4.42%) QA
2 44 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 42 (0.84%) MISRA
4 38 (0.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 28 (0.56%) SDET
6 25 (0.50%) ISO 9001
7 21 (0.42%) JTAG
8 18 (0.36%) IEC 61508
9 15 (0.30%) ISO26262
10 13 (0.26%) DO-178B
11 12 (0.24%) MISRA C
12 11 (0.22%) Data Quality
13 10 (0.20%) Def Stans
14 7 (0.14%) DO-254
15 6 (0.12%) GCP
16 4 (0.080%) PCI DSS
17 2 (0.040%) ISO 14001
17 2 (0.040%) ISO 9000
17 2 (0.040%) ISO13485
17 2 (0.040%) TickIT
System Software
1 220 (4.38%) Docker
2 170 (3.39%) Firmware
3 59 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 35 (0.70%) Hyper-V
5 23 (0.46%) Active Directory
6 22 (0.44%) HDFS
7 21 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
8 15 (0.30%) KVM
9 14 (0.28%) NFS
10 10 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 10 (0.20%) vSphere
11 9 (0.18%) VirtualBox
12 5 (0.100%) LXC
13 3 (0.060%) Snort
14 2 (0.040%) Apache Flume
14 2 (0.040%) Xen
15 1 (0.020%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 112 (2.23%) Puppet
2 90 (1.79%) Ansible
3 69 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
4 62 (1.24%) Kubernetes
5 39 (0.78%) Nagios
6 23 (0.46%) Terraform
7 20 (0.40%) Kibana
8 17 (0.34%) Grafana
9 14 (0.28%) Mesos
10 11 (0.22%) Docker Swarm
10 11 (0.22%) Graphite
11 9 (0.18%) rkt
12 8 (0.16%) Opsview
13 7 (0.14%) Salt
14 6 (0.12%) Riemann
15 5 (0.100%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 5 (0.100%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 3 (0.060%) Hadoop YARN
16 3 (0.060%) logstash
16 3 (0.060%) StatsD
Vendors
1 462 (9.21%) Microsoft
2 339 (6.75%) Oracle
3 102 (2.03%) Google
4 78 (1.55%) VMware
5 61 (1.22%) IBM
6 51 (1.02%) Zend
7 45 (0.90%) Red Hat
8 37 (0.74%) SAP
9 35 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
10 31 (0.62%) Atlassian
11 30 (0.60%) Splunk
12 28 (0.56%) Adobe
13 24 (0.48%) Xamarin
14 23 (0.46%) Intel
15 22 (0.44%) Dell
16 20 (0.40%) Freescale
16 20 (0.40%) Sophos
17 19 (0.38%) Atmel
17 19 (0.38%) Twitter
18 17 (0.34%) Sun
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 34 minutes ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £37500 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits!
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: £60,000 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Crunchposter
Salary: Market related
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Training Opportunity!
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £5,000 to £95,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: Up to £95,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Ashdown IT
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 28 minutes ago
West London
OpenBet Technology
Salary: From £26,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
South East
83Zero
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum, + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 20 minutes ago
Central London / West End
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
UK
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 50,000 plus benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
St. Neots, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
East London
Revolution Technology
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
North West London
Oscar
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Itecco
Salary: £20000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
IntaPeople
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Broadstone, Dorset
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: benefits + Bonus
Posted: 16 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Reed Technology
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Dewsbury, West Yorkshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stroud, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
East Riding
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Empiric.com
Salary: From £25,000 to £85,000 per annum (Graduates welcome to apply as well
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Digital Vision Search Ltd
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The One Group
Salary: £40k - 60k per year + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago