Period
to 21 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

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

Software Engineer
UK
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 93 130
Rank change year-on-year +15 +37 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 6,769 5,803 5,203
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.87% 3.25% 2.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.02% 3.38% 2.66%
Number of salaries quoted 5,331 4,716 4,550
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,750 £28,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.76% - +6.25%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 168,332 171,865 195,836
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.21% 96.19% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 136,208 140,089 164,520
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 21 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in the UK

Software Engineer
Top 17 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 6 months to 21 July 2018. 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
England +19 6,231 £50,000 +11.11% 1,125
UK excluding London +14 4,722 £47,500 +11.76% 941
London +35 1,989 £65,000 +8.33% 287
South East +34 1,411 £47,500 - 246
North of England +5 891 £45,000 - 165
East of England +6 821 £50,000 +13.64% 157
South West +8 763 £46,000 +15.00% 136
North West +28 519 £45,000 - 77
Scotland +8 383 £45,000 +12.50% 73
Midlands +7 365 £43,500 +8.75% 134
Yorkshire -18 316 £45,000 - 71
West Midlands +26 224 £44,000 +10.00% 85
East Midlands -9 141 £40,000 +6.67% 48
Wales -22 63 £44,500 -1.11% 21
North East -13 56 £45,000 +12.50% 17
Northern Ireland +17 36 £50,000 +42.86% 9
Isle of Man - 2 £40,500 -

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 6,506 (96.11%) Software Engineering
2 3,310 (48.90%) Agile Software Development
3 2,991 (44.19%) Java
4 2,406 (35.54%) C#
5 2,271 (33.55%) C++
6 2,042 (30.17%) JavaScript
7 1,583 (23.39%) Python
8 1,545 (22.82%) .NET
9 1,500 (22.16%) Degree
10 1,494 (22.07%) SQL
11 1,453 (21.47%) C
12 1,433 (21.17%) TDD
13 1,364 (20.15%) Linux
14 1,281 (18.92%) OO
15 1,238 (18.29%) Scrum
16 1,214 (17.93%) Computer Science
17 1,172 (17.31%) AngularJS
18 1,129 (16.68%) HTML
19 1,077 (15.91%) Continuous Integration
20 989 (14.61%) Amazon AWS
21 984 (14.54%) Finance
22 948 (14.01%) Microservices
23 901 (13.31%) CSS
24 894 (13.21%) Git (software)
25 879 (12.99%) Test Automation
26 822 (12.14%) Spring
27 792 (11.70%) Windows
28 790 (11.67%) React
29 777 (11.48%) Web Services
30 749 (11.07%) Problem-Solving

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
1 247 (3.65%) Elasticsearch
2 138 (2.04%) Apache
3 122 (1.80%) Confluence
4 106 (1.57%) Apache Spark
5 105 (1.55%) CMS
5 105 (1.55%) Tomcat
6 67 (0.99%) JBoss
7 43 (0.64%) OpenStack
8 42 (0.62%) WebSphere
9 39 (0.58%) Apache Pig
10 37 (0.55%) Apache Solr
11 30 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 27 (0.40%) IIS
13 26 (0.38%) WebLogic
14 25 (0.37%) Cloud Foundry
14 25 (0.37%) nginx
14 25 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 24 (0.35%) Ethereum
16 22 (0.33%) SharePoint
17 20 (0.30%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 22 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (0.30%) Simulink
3 17 (0.25%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (0.12%) Chatbot
5 6 (0.089%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.074%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.059%) Doxygen
8 3 (0.044%) LibreOffice
8 3 (0.044%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 3 (0.044%) SOLIDWORKS
9 2 (0.030%) Microsoft Project
9 2 (0.030%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.015%) Blender
10 1 (0.015%) HipChat
10 1 (0.015%) Mathcad
10 1 (0.015%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 10 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
2 7 (0.10%) Distributed Ledger
3 6 (0.089%) LabWindows
3 6 (0.089%) Sentinel
4 5 (0.074%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.059%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 4 (0.059%) Ripple
6 3 (0.044%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.044%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.044%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.030%) Front Arena
7 2 (0.030%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.030%) thinkFolio
8 1 (0.015%) BASE24
8 1 (0.015%) Kondor
8 1 (0.015%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.015%) R3 Corda
8 1 (0.015%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 989 (14.61%) Amazon AWS
2 671 (9.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 194 (2.87%) GitHub
4 169 (2.50%) SaaS
5 142 (2.10%) Google Cloud Platform
6 100 (1.48%) Serverless
7 93 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
8 88 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
9 77 (1.14%) Amazon S3
10 55 (0.81%) PaaS
11 49 (0.72%) AWS Lambda
12 45 (0.66%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 36 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
14 35 (0.52%) Runscope
15 30 (0.44%) Amazon Kinesis
16 26 (0.38%) OpenShift
17 25 (0.37%) npm
18 23 (0.34%) Office 365
19 22 (0.33%) IaaS
20 19 (0.28%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 148 (2.19%) HTTP
2 135 (1.99%) TCP/IP
3 126 (1.86%) Internet
4 73 (1.08%) Bluetooth
5 70 (1.03%) Ethernet
6 62 (0.92%) Wireless
7 53 (0.78%) Network Security
8 45 (0.66%) SSL
8 45 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
9 40 (0.59%) RS-232
10 39 (0.58%) AMQP
10 39 (0.58%) Firewall
11 32 (0.47%) SMS
12 26 (0.38%) ZigBee
13 25 (0.37%) 802.11
14 22 (0.33%) SNMP
15 21 (0.31%) RS-485
15 21 (0.31%) VoIP
16 19 (0.28%) 4G
17 18 (0.27%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 666 (9.84%) SQL Server
2 473 (6.99%) NoSQL
3 422 (6.23%) Big Data
4 362 (5.35%) MySQL
5 360 (5.32%) MongoDB
6 332 (4.90%) Relational Database
7 179 (2.64%) Hadoop
8 175 (2.59%) Apache Cassandra
9 173 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
10 126 (1.86%) Redis
11 121 (1.79%) Blockchain
12 93 (1.37%) RDBMS
13 77 (1.14%) Apache Hive
14 49 (0.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 46 (0.68%) GIS
16 42 (0.62%) Oracle Database
17 38 (0.56%) Neo4j
18 35 (0.52%) Data Mining
19 33 (0.49%) Amazon Redshift
20 31 (0.46%) HBase
Development Applications
1 894 (13.21%) Git (software)
2 625 (9.23%) Jenkins
3 389 (5.75%) Visual Studio
4 386 (5.70%) JIRA
5 346 (5.11%) Selenium
6 285 (4.21%) Subversion
7 277 (4.09%) Maven
8 270 (3.99%) JUnit
9 166 (2.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 166 (2.45%) NUnit
10 161 (2.38%) TeamCity
11 159 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
12 157 (2.32%) Cucumber
13 137 (2.02%) Bitbucket
14 128 (1.89%) Octopus Deploy
15 122 (1.80%) Gradle
16 102 (1.51%) WebDriver
17 87 (1.29%) Jasmine
18 77 (1.14%) Eclipse
19 75 (1.11%) MSTest
General
1 984 (14.54%) Finance
2 287 (4.24%) Electronics
3 276 (4.08%) Banking
4 195 (2.88%) Retail
5 191 (2.82%) Games
6 172 (2.54%) Marketing
7 168 (2.48%) Manufacturing
8 155 (2.29%) Telecoms
9 140 (2.07%) Automotive
10 127 (1.88%) Investment Banking
11 120 (1.77%) Aerospace
12 114 (1.68%) Financial Institution
13 110 (1.63%) Military
14 109 (1.61%) Front Office
15 67 (0.99%) Advertising
16 61 (0.90%) Law
17 43 (0.64%) Back Office
18 42 (0.62%) Legal
19 36 (0.53%) Multimedia
20 33 (0.49%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,545 (22.82%) .NET
2 1,172 (17.31%) AngularJS
3 1,129 (16.68%) HTML
4 901 (13.31%) CSS
5 822 (12.14%) Spring
6 790 (11.67%) React
7 777 (11.48%) Web Services
8 690 (10.19%) RESTful
9 621 (9.17%) ASP.NET
10 620 (9.16%) Node.js
11 514 (7.59%) REST
12 472 (6.97%) HTML5
13 395 (5.84%) jQuery
14 367 (5.42%) .NET Framework
15 365 (5.39%) XML
16 357 (5.27%) WPF
17 314 (4.64%) WCF
18 303 (4.48%) Hibernate
19 298 (4.40%) J2EE
20 290 (4.28%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1,214 (17.93%) Computer Science
2 474 (7.00%) Greenfield Project
3 446 (6.59%) Algorithms
4 399 (5.89%) Analytical Skills
5 364 (5.38%) User Experience
6 237 (3.50%) Fintech
7 223 (3.29%) Mobile App
8 190 (2.81%) Embedded Systems
9 182 (2.69%) Data Structures
10 174 (2.57%) Self-Motivation
11 136 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
12 100 (1.48%) Robotics
13 82 (1.21%) Device Driver
14 76 (1.12%) Hedge funds
15 70 (1.03%) Cyberthreat
16 61 (0.90%) Public Cloud
17 51 (0.75%) Fixed Income
17 51 (0.75%) Management Information System
18 49 (0.72%) Wiki
19 47 (0.69%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 1,364 (20.15%) Linux
2 792 (11.70%) Windows
3 287 (4.24%) Android
4 257 (3.80%) Unix
5 226 (3.34%) Apple iOS
6 114 (1.68%) Embedded Linux
7 92 (1.36%) Mac OS X
8 37 (0.55%) CentOS
9 31 (0.46%) FreeRTOS
9 31 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 25 (0.37%) Mac OS
11 22 (0.33%) Ubuntu
12 18 (0.27%) VxWorks
12 18 (0.27%) Windows Server
13 15 (0.22%) SafeRTOS
14 12 (0.18%) Debian
14 12 (0.18%) ThreadX
15 11 (0.16%) Solaris
15 11 (0.16%) Windows Embedded Compact
16 10 (0.15%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,506 (96.11%) Software Engineering
2 3,310 (48.90%) Agile Software Development
3 1,433 (21.17%) TDD
4 1,281 (18.92%) OO
5 1,238 (18.29%) Scrum
6 1,077 (15.91%) Continuous Integration
7 948 (14.01%) Microservices
8 879 (12.99%) Test Automation
9 749 (11.07%) Problem-Solving
10 727 (10.74%) DevOps
11 718 (10.61%) MVC
12 699 (10.33%) SDLC
13 627 (9.26%) Mathematics
14 594 (8.78%) Mentoring
15 569 (8.41%) Open Source
16 552 (8.15%) BDD
17 549 (8.11%) Unit Testing
18 471 (6.96%) Machine Learning
19 443 (6.54%) Multithreading
20 427 (6.31%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 2,991 (44.19%) Java
2 2,406 (35.54%) C#
3 2,271 (33.55%) C++
4 2,042 (30.17%) JavaScript
5 1,583 (23.39%) Python
6 1,494 (22.07%) SQL
7 1,453 (21.47%) C
8 478 (7.06%) Java 8
9 408 (6.03%) PHP
10 305 (4.51%) Ruby
11 296 (4.37%) Embedded C
12 280 (4.14%) Scala
13 206 (3.04%) Embedded C++
14 204 (3.01%) Go
15 197 (2.91%) T-SQL
16 136 (2.01%) Bash Shell
17 128 (1.89%) TypeScript
18 118 (1.74%) PowerShell
19 117 (1.73%) Objective-C
20 112 (1.65%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1,500 (22.16%) Degree
2 521 (7.70%) Computer Science Degree
3 455 (6.72%) Security Cleared
4 255 (3.77%) PhD
5 217 (3.21%) DV Cleared
6 182 (2.69%) SC Cleared
7 111 (1.64%) Numerate Degree
8 85 (1.26%) Master's Degree
9 47 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
10 32 (0.47%) MCSE
11 31 (0.46%) CCNA
11 31 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
11 31 (0.46%) CISSP
11 31 (0.46%) CompTIA Security+
11 31 (0.46%) GIAC
11 31 (0.46%) Linux+ Certification
11 31 (0.46%) Network+ Certification
11 31 (0.46%) SANS
11 31 (0.46%) SSCP
12 19 (0.28%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 293 (4.33%) QA
2 53 (0.78%) MISRA
3 47 (0.69%) ISO 9001
4 35 (0.52%) GCP
5 25 (0.37%) MISRA C
6 20 (0.30%) IEC 61508
7 18 (0.27%) DO-178B
8 14 (0.21%) ECSS
9 12 (0.18%) ISO 15765
10 11 (0.16%) GDPR
11 10 (0.15%) ISO 13485
12 9 (0.13%) IEC 61131
13 8 (0.12%) ISO 26262
14 6 (0.089%) Def Stans
15 5 (0.074%) PCI DSS
16 4 (0.059%) DICOM
16 4 (0.059%) JTAG
16 4 (0.059%) WCAG
17 3 (0.044%) PA-DSS
17 3 (0.044%) SEPA
System Software
1 690 (10.19%) Docker
2 158 (2.33%) Firmware
3 37 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (0.49%) vSphere
5 28 (0.41%) HDFS
6 25 (0.37%) Hyper-V
7 16 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
8 14 (0.21%) Apache Flume
9 11 (0.16%) Active Directory
10 9 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 7 (0.10%) Varnish
12 2 (0.030%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
12 2 (0.030%) LXC
12 2 (0.030%) Xen
13 1 (0.015%) Ceph
13 1 (0.015%) Cronacle
13 1 (0.015%) KVM
13 1 (0.015%) QEMU
13 1 (0.015%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.015%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 217 (3.21%) Kubernetes
2 152 (2.25%) Terraform
3 150 (2.22%) Ansible
4 105 (1.55%) Puppet
5 77 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
6 41 (0.61%) Salt
7 17 (0.25%) Prometheus
8 11 (0.16%) Grafana
8 11 (0.16%) logstash
9 9 (0.13%) Consul
9 9 (0.13%) Kibana
10 7 (0.10%) Mesos
10 7 (0.10%) Rancher
11 6 (0.089%) Marathon
12 5 (0.074%) HAProxy
12 5 (0.074%) Single Sign-On
13 4 (0.059%) Nagios
13 4 (0.059%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 3 (0.044%) BMC PATROL
14 3 (0.044%) Icinga
Vendors
1 609 (9.00%) Microsoft
2 321 (4.74%) Oracle
3 224 (3.31%) Google
4 91 (1.34%) Xamarin
5 72 (1.06%) Atlassian
6 59 (0.87%) VMware
7 45 (0.66%) Apple
7 45 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
7 45 (0.66%) SAP
7 45 (0.66%) Splunk
8 41 (0.61%) Adobe
9 40 (0.59%) Sybase
9 40 (0.59%) WorldPay
10 39 (0.58%) Red Hat
11 37 (0.55%) Sun
12 32 (0.47%) IBM
13 31 (0.46%) Capita
14 27 (0.40%) Cloudera
15 25 (0.37%) Facebook
16 21 (0.31%) AppDynamics