Period
to 21 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 83 122
Rank change year-on-year +6 +39 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 6,310 6,354 5,069
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.86% 3.65% 2.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.02% 3.80% 2.75%
Number of salaries quoted 5,156 4,939 4,511
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,250 £28,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £73,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +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 156,873 167,151 184,491
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 95.94% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 126,373 133,833 154,598
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
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 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in the UK

Software Engineer
Top 16 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 October 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 +6 5,758 £50,000 +2.56% 1,324
UK excluding London +7 4,319 £46,000 +2.22% 1,165
London +1 1,933 £67,500 +12.50% 312
South East +23 1,345 £50,000 +11.11% 278
North of England +10 778 £45,000 -5.26% 219
South West +11 768 £45,000 +12.50% 167
East of England -18 524 £50,000 +11.11% 237
North West +12 432 £45,000 - 106
Midlands +24 409 £42,500 +6.25% 112
Scotland +8 380 £45,000 +12.50% 87
Yorkshire +2 276 £45,000 -10.00% 67
West Midlands +26 207 £43,625 +7.48% 71
East Midlands +11 202 £39,750 +22.31% 41
Wales -10 91 £44,000 +10.00% 53
North East +20 70 £45,000 +12.50% 46
Northern Ireland +34 30 £50,000 +42.86% 14

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 6,077 (96.31%) Software Engineering
2 2,999 (47.53%) Agile Software Development
3 2,824 (44.75%) Java
4 2,446 (38.76%) C#
5 2,106 (33.38%) C++
6 1,964 (31.13%) JavaScript
7 1,519 (24.07%) .NET
8 1,503 (23.82%) Python
9 1,379 (21.85%) SQL
10 1,355 (21.47%) Degree
11 1,285 (20.36%) Linux
11 1,285 (20.36%) TDD
12 1,253 (19.86%) C
13 1,222 (19.37%) OO
14 1,124 (17.81%) HTML
15 1,024 (16.23%) Scrum
16 1,017 (16.12%) Computer Science
17 1,014 (16.07%) AngularJS
18 981 (15.55%) Amazon AWS
19 965 (15.29%) Continuous Integration
20 946 (14.99%) CSS
21 935 (14.82%) Finance
22 878 (13.91%) Microservices
23 791 (12.54%) Test Automation
24 783 (12.41%) Git (software)
25 756 (11.98%) Microsoft Azure
26 743 (11.77%) Windows
27 697 (11.05%) Spring
28 687 (10.89%) Problem-Solving
29 677 (10.73%) Docker

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
1 267 (4.23%) Elasticsearch
2 170 (2.69%) Apache
3 102 (1.62%) Apache Spark
4 83 (1.32%) Confluence
5 67 (1.06%) CMS
6 66 (1.05%) Tomcat
7 53 (0.84%) IIS
8 45 (0.71%) Apache Pig
9 39 (0.62%) JBoss
10 38 (0.60%) OpenStack
11 37 (0.59%) nginx
12 33 (0.52%) SharePoint
13 31 (0.49%) Ethereum
14 24 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
15 23 (0.36%) Apache Solr
16 22 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 19 (0.30%) WordPress
18 18 (0.29%) WebSphere
19 16 (0.25%) NServiceBus
20 14 (0.22%) GlassFish
Applications
1 28 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (0.27%) Chatbot
4 16 (0.25%) Simulink
5 9 (0.14%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.079%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.079%) Snapchat
7 4 (0.063%) Doxygen
7 4 (0.063%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.063%) Stateflow
8 3 (0.048%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.048%) LibreOffice
8 3 (0.048%) Maya
8 3 (0.048%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.016%) Blender
9 1 (0.016%) HipChat
9 1 (0.016%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.016%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 14 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
2 9 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 6 (0.095%) Oracle Retail
4 6 (0.095%) Sentinel
5 4 (0.063%) Actimize
5 4 (0.063%) Distributed Ledger
6 3 (0.048%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.048%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.048%) LabWindows
6 3 (0.048%) Magento
6 3 (0.048%) thinkFolio
7 2 (0.032%) Front Arena
7 2 (0.032%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.032%) R3 Corda
7 2 (0.032%) Ripple
7 2 (0.032%) RMDS
8 1 (0.016%) Bloomberg AIM
8 1 (0.016%) Eagle PACE
Cloud Services
1 981 (15.55%) Amazon AWS
2 756 (11.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 212 (3.36%) SaaS
4 185 (2.93%) GitHub
5 155 (2.46%) Google Cloud Platform
6 106 (1.68%) Serverless
7 103 (1.63%) PaaS
8 95 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
9 57 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
10 49 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
11 35 (0.55%) Amazon S3
12 32 (0.51%) OpenShift
13 31 (0.49%) npm
14 25 (0.40%) Office 365
15 22 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
16 17 (0.27%) Firebase
16 17 (0.27%) Trello
17 15 (0.24%) CloudFront
17 15 (0.24%) IaaS
18 14 (0.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 157 (2.49%) HTTP
2 141 (2.23%) TCP/IP
3 84 (1.33%) Internet
4 58 (0.92%) RS-232
5 57 (0.90%) SSL
6 56 (0.89%) Wireless
7 53 (0.84%) Bluetooth
8 49 (0.78%) Firewall
9 46 (0.73%) Ethernet
10 40 (0.63%) RS-485
11 37 (0.59%) Network Security
12 29 (0.46%) VoIP
13 25 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
14 24 (0.38%) SMS
15 23 (0.36%) 4G
16 22 (0.35%) 3G
17 21 (0.33%) AMQP
18 19 (0.30%) 802.11
18 19 (0.30%) Modbus
19 16 (0.25%) RS-422
Database & Business Intelligence
1 647 (10.25%) SQL Server
2 444 (7.04%) Big Data
3 443 (7.02%) NoSQL
4 349 (5.53%) MySQL
5 285 (4.52%) MongoDB
6 269 (4.26%) Relational Database
7 199 (3.15%) Hadoop
8 163 (2.58%) PostgreSQL
9 161 (2.55%) Apache Cassandra
10 103 (1.63%) Blockchain
11 90 (1.43%) Redis
12 87 (1.38%) Apache Hive
13 83 (1.32%) RDBMS
14 57 (0.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 51 (0.81%) GIS
16 50 (0.79%) Data Mining
17 44 (0.70%) Oracle Database
18 36 (0.57%) Neo4j
19 35 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 29 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 783 (12.41%) Git (software)
2 540 (8.56%) Jenkins
3 374 (5.93%) Visual Studio
4 324 (5.13%) JIRA
5 284 (4.50%) Selenium
6 260 (4.12%) Subversion
7 215 (3.41%) Maven
8 197 (3.12%) JUnit
9 174 (2.76%) Cucumber
10 161 (2.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 157 (2.49%) TeamCity
12 153 (2.42%) NUnit
13 142 (2.25%) Bitbucket
14 122 (1.93%) Team Foundation Server
15 81 (1.28%) Gradle
16 79 (1.25%) Octopus Deploy
17 77 (1.22%) WebDriver
18 75 (1.19%) SpecFlow
19 72 (1.14%) webpack
20 69 (1.09%) Robot Framework
General
1 935 (14.82%) Finance
2 278 (4.41%) Electronics
3 208 (3.30%) Games
4 200 (3.17%) Manufacturing
5 192 (3.04%) Banking
6 190 (3.01%) Retail
7 186 (2.95%) Marketing
8 171 (2.71%) Telecoms
9 169 (2.68%) Automotive
10 121 (1.92%) Military
11 106 (1.68%) Aerospace
12 100 (1.58%) Financial Institution
13 85 (1.35%) Front Office
14 80 (1.27%) Investment Banking
15 64 (1.01%) Law
16 55 (0.87%) Publishing
17 53 (0.84%) Advertising
18 30 (0.48%) Back Office
19 29 (0.46%) Legal
20 25 (0.40%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,519 (24.07%) .NET
2 1,124 (17.81%) HTML
3 1,014 (16.07%) AngularJS
4 946 (14.99%) CSS
5 697 (11.05%) Spring
6 670 (10.62%) React
7 660 (10.46%) Web Services
8 617 (9.78%) ASP.NET
9 611 (9.68%) RESTful
10 591 (9.37%) Node.js
11 502 (7.96%) REST
12 476 (7.54%) HTML5
13 352 (5.58%) jQuery
14 344 (5.45%) .NET Framework
15 324 (5.13%) WPF
16 302 (4.79%) XML
17 289 (4.58%) WCF
18 281 (4.45%) ASP.NET MVC
19 268 (4.25%) Hibernate
20 262 (4.15%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1,017 (16.12%) Computer Science
2 497 (7.88%) Greenfield Project
3 442 (7.00%) Algorithms
4 331 (5.25%) Analytical Skills
5 330 (5.23%) User Experience
6 224 (3.55%) Data Structures
7 202 (3.20%) Embedded Systems
8 195 (3.09%) Fintech
9 190 (3.01%) Mobile App
10 148 (2.35%) Self-Motivation
11 136 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
12 126 (2.00%) Robotics
13 102 (1.62%) Device Driver
14 91 (1.44%) Hedge funds
15 83 (1.32%) Fixed Income
16 81 (1.28%) Public Cloud
17 62 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 60 (0.95%) Equities
19 56 (0.89%) Cyberthreat
20 53 (0.84%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1,285 (20.36%) Linux
2 743 (11.77%) Windows
3 283 (4.48%) Android
4 229 (3.63%) Apple iOS
5 194 (3.07%) Unix
6 107 (1.70%) Embedded Linux
7 94 (1.49%) Mac OS X
8 52 (0.82%) CentOS
9 50 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 33 (0.52%) FreeRTOS
11 26 (0.41%) Ubuntu
12 21 (0.33%) Windows 10
13 20 (0.32%) Windows Server
14 19 (0.30%) Windows 7
15 15 (0.24%) VxWorks
16 11 (0.17%) Windows XP
17 10 (0.16%) Robot Operating System
18 9 (0.14%) Mac OS
19 6 (0.095%) ThreadX
19 6 (0.095%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,077 (96.31%) Software Engineering
2 2,999 (47.53%) Agile Software Development
3 1,285 (20.36%) TDD
4 1,222 (19.37%) OO
5 1,024 (16.23%) Scrum
6 965 (15.29%) Continuous Integration
7 878 (13.91%) Microservices
8 791 (12.54%) Test Automation
9 687 (10.89%) Problem-Solving
10 666 (10.55%) DevOps
11 648 (10.27%) MVC
12 587 (9.30%) SDLC
13 540 (8.56%) Mathematics
14 539 (8.54%) Open Source
15 533 (8.45%) Mentoring
16 528 (8.37%) Unit Testing
17 473 (7.50%) Multithreading
18 461 (7.31%) BDD
19 439 (6.96%) Continuous Delivery
20 396 (6.28%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 2,824 (44.75%) Java
2 2,446 (38.76%) C#
3 2,106 (33.38%) C++
4 1,964 (31.13%) JavaScript
5 1,503 (23.82%) Python
6 1,379 (21.85%) SQL
7 1,253 (19.86%) C
8 393 (6.23%) Java 8
9 357 (5.66%) PHP
10 242 (3.84%) Ruby
11 239 (3.79%) Go
12 223 (3.53%) Scala
13 210 (3.33%) Embedded C
14 179 (2.84%) TypeScript
15 154 (2.44%) Bash Shell
16 149 (2.36%) T-SQL
17 143 (2.27%) PowerShell
18 127 (2.01%) PL/SQL
19 122 (1.93%) Objective-C
20 118 (1.87%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 1,355 (21.47%) Degree
2 426 (6.75%) Computer Science Degree
3 410 (6.50%) Security Cleared
4 226 (3.58%) PhD
5 204 (3.23%) DV Cleared
6 162 (2.57%) SC Cleared
7 96 (1.52%) Numerate Degree
8 66 (1.05%) Master's Degree
9 56 (0.89%) MPhil
10 52 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
11 43 (0.68%) CCNA
11 43 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
11 43 (0.68%) CISSP
11 43 (0.68%) CompTIA Security+
11 43 (0.68%) GIAC
11 43 (0.68%) Linux+ Certification
11 43 (0.68%) MCSE
11 43 (0.68%) Network+ Certification
11 43 (0.68%) SANS
11 43 (0.68%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 239 (3.79%) QA
2 47 (0.74%) MISRA
3 27 (0.43%) ISO 9001
4 24 (0.38%) MISRA C
5 23 (0.36%) DO-178B
6 15 (0.24%) GDPR
7 14 (0.22%) ECSS
7 14 (0.22%) IEC 61508
8 9 (0.14%) IEC 61131
9 8 (0.13%) JTAG
10 7 (0.11%) ISO 15765
10 7 (0.11%) ISO 26262
11 6 (0.095%) ISO 13485
12 5 (0.079%) Def Stans
12 5 (0.079%) ISO/IEC 12207
13 4 (0.063%) DICOM
14 3 (0.048%) IEC 62304
14 3 (0.048%) PA-DSS
14 3 (0.048%) PCI DSS
15 2 (0.032%) PMO
System Software
1 677 (10.73%) Docker
2 124 (1.97%) Firmware
3 45 (0.71%) vSphere
4 40 (0.63%) Active Directory
5 36 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
6 18 (0.29%) Hyper-V
7 14 (0.22%) HDFS
8 9 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (0.13%) Varnish
10 6 (0.095%) Apache Flume
10 6 (0.095%) VirtualBox
10 6 (0.095%) Xen
11 5 (0.079%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.063%) etcd
13 3 (0.048%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 1 (0.016%) Ceph
14 1 (0.016%) KVM
14 1 (0.016%) LXC
14 1 (0.016%) QEMU
14 1 (0.016%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 242 (3.84%) Kubernetes
2 151 (2.39%) Ansible
3 133 (2.11%) Terraform
4 104 (1.65%) Puppet
5 63 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
6 56 (0.89%) Salt
7 19 (0.30%) Prometheus
8 17 (0.27%) Packer
9 12 (0.19%) Consul
10 7 (0.11%) HAProxy
11 6 (0.095%) Docker Swarm
11 6 (0.095%) Grafana
11 6 (0.095%) Kibana
12 5 (0.079%) Nagios
13 4 (0.063%) Icinga
13 4 (0.063%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 4 (0.063%) vCenter Server
14 3 (0.048%) logstash
15 2 (0.032%) Mesos
15 2 (0.032%) SCCM
Vendors
1 671 (10.63%) Microsoft
2 238 (3.77%) Oracle
3 234 (3.71%) Google
4 72 (1.14%) SAP
5 60 (0.95%) Atlassian
5 60 (0.95%) Xamarin
6 57 (0.90%) Red Hat
7 52 (0.82%) VMware
8 42 (0.67%) Apple
9 41 (0.65%) IBM
10 40 (0.63%) Sun
11 29 (0.46%) Adobe
12 25 (0.40%) Facebook
13 22 (0.35%) Salesforce.com
14 16 (0.25%) Talend
14 16 (0.25%) WorldPay
15 14 (0.22%) Zend
16 13 (0.21%) Remedy
17 12 (0.19%) Cloudera
17 12 (0.19%) Sybase