Period
to 26 June 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 June 2019.

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
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 62 78 95
Rank change year-on-year +16 +17 +37
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 6,166 6,812 5,422
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.27% 3.90% 3.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.45% 4.05% 3.24%
Number of salaries quoted 4,700 5,348 4,512
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,719 £46,029 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.50% +8.30% -

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 138,581 168,019 167,295
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.92% 96.30% 96.35%
Number of salaries quoted 110,407 136,456 137,744
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.08%

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 26 June 2019.

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 26 June 2019. 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 +8 5,424 £52,500 +5.00% 1,307
UK excluding London +10 4,373 £46,719 +1.50% 1,153
London +9 1,642 £67,500 +3.85% 300
South East +10 1,363 £47,500 - 288
North of England +19 955 £47,500 +5.56% 175
South West -1 708 £45,000 - 175
North West +27 566 £47,500 +5.56% 96
Scotland +15 499 £42,500 -5.56% 80
Midlands +43 411 £45,000 +2.86% 114
East of England -21 342 £47,500 -5.00% 258
Yorkshire +6 324 £47,500 +5.56% 60
West Midlands +53 271 £47,500 +5.56% 69
East Midlands +25 140 £43,000 +2.38% 45
Wales +27 77 £43,750 -0.57% 49
North East +24 65 £42,500 - 19
Northern Ireland -39 16 £42,500 -15.00% 18
Isle of Man +3 5 £45,000 +11.11%

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 2019, 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 5,954 (96.56%) Software Engineering
2 2,802 (45.44%) Agile Software Development
3 2,554 (41.42%) Java
4 2,454 (39.80%) C#
5 2,237 (36.28%) C++
6 1,968 (31.92%) JavaScript
7 1,601 (25.96%) Python
8 1,563 (25.35%) .NET
9 1,489 (24.15%) Degree
10 1,375 (22.30%) Linux
11 1,294 (20.99%) SQL
12 1,243 (20.16%) C
13 1,150 (18.65%) Computer Science
14 1,117 (18.12%) Amazon AWS
15 1,050 (17.03%) HTML
16 988 (16.02%) DevOps
17 987 (16.01%) TDD
18 973 (15.78%) OO
19 949 (15.39%) Git (software)
20 905 (14.68%) CSS
21 852 (13.82%) AngularJS
22 837 (13.57%) Microservices
23 825 (13.38%) Windows
24 821 (13.31%) Scrum
25 810 (13.14%) Docker
26 804 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
27 783 (12.70%) Microsoft Azure
28 725 (11.76%) Finance
29 701 (11.37%) Node.js
30 699 (11.34%) React

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
1 218 (3.54%) Elasticsearch
2 178 (2.89%) Apache
3 134 (2.17%) Apache Spark
4 102 (1.65%) Confluence
5 80 (1.30%) Tomcat
6 70 (1.14%) JBoss
7 40 (0.65%) IIS
8 38 (0.62%) Cloud Foundry
8 38 (0.62%) CMS
9 37 (0.60%) nginx
10 36 (0.58%) Oracle Workflow
11 31 (0.50%) SAS
12 27 (0.44%) WebSphere
13 26 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 26 (0.42%) SharePoint
14 19 (0.31%) NServiceBus
15 18 (0.29%) OpenStack
16 16 (0.26%) Jetty
16 16 (0.26%) WebLogic
17 13 (0.21%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 54 (0.88%) Chatbot
2 31 (0.50%) Simulink
3 13 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
4 12 (0.19%) EngageOne
5 9 (0.15%) Maple
6 7 (0.11%) Stateflow
7 6 (0.097%) Microsoft Excel
7 6 (0.097%) TargetLink
8 4 (0.065%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.049%) Maya
10 2 (0.032%) NASTRAN
10 2 (0.032%) SOLIDWORKS
11 1 (0.016%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.016%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.016%) Microsoft Project
11 1 (0.016%) MS Visio
11 1 (0.016%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.016%) Revit
Business Applications
1 33 (0.54%) Payment Gateway
2 12 (0.19%) Front Arena
2 12 (0.19%) Markit EDM
2 12 (0.19%) thinkFolio
3 8 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.081%) Magento
5 4 (0.065%) Distributed Ledger
6 3 (0.049%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.032%) Shopify
8 1 (0.016%) Exstream
8 1 (0.016%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.016%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1,117 (18.12%) Amazon AWS
2 783 (12.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 354 (5.74%) Google Cloud Platform
4 234 (3.80%) GitHub
5 219 (3.55%) Cloud Computing
6 203 (3.29%) SaaS
7 147 (2.38%) Serverless
8 84 (1.36%) AWS Lambda
9 77 (1.25%) npm
10 67 (1.09%) OpenShift
11 63 (1.02%) AWS CloudFormation
12 60 (0.97%) IBM Cloud
13 58 (0.94%) Amazon S3
14 57 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
15 39 (0.63%) PaaS
16 34 (0.55%) IaaS
17 29 (0.47%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 26 (0.42%) Apigee
19 24 (0.39%) Power Platform
20 20 (0.32%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 133 (2.16%) TCP/IP
2 75 (1.22%) Internet
3 69 (1.12%) Broadband
4 67 (1.09%) RS-485
5 62 (1.01%) HTTP
6 55 (0.89%) Wireless
7 46 (0.75%) Ethernet
8 44 (0.71%) Network Security
9 42 (0.68%) Modbus
10 40 (0.65%) RS-232
11 38 (0.62%) Bluetooth
12 28 (0.45%) Firewall
13 24 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
14 21 (0.34%) Link 16
14 21 (0.34%) Link 22
14 21 (0.34%) Tactical Data Link
15 17 (0.28%) MQTT
15 17 (0.28%) RTP
15 17 (0.28%) VoIP
16 14 (0.23%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 629 (10.20%) SQL Server
2 430 (6.97%) MySQL
3 396 (6.42%) NoSQL
4 389 (6.31%) Big Data
5 319 (5.17%) MongoDB
6 306 (4.96%) PostgreSQL
7 273 (4.43%) Relational Database
8 230 (3.73%) Hadoop
9 120 (1.95%) Redis
10 119 (1.93%) Apache Cassandra
11 117 (1.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 93 (1.51%) Amazon Redshift
13 72 (1.17%) Neo4j
14 64 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
15 53 (0.86%) Data Mining
15 53 (0.86%) RDBMS
16 48 (0.78%) GIS
16 48 (0.78%) Oracle Database
17 40 (0.65%) Blockchain
18 35 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 949 (15.39%) Git (software)
2 509 (8.25%) Jenkins
3 375 (6.08%) JIRA
4 296 (4.80%) Visual Studio
5 268 (4.35%) Maven
6 203 (3.29%) Subversion
7 202 (3.28%) Selenium
8 142 (2.30%) Eclipse
9 138 (2.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 130 (2.11%) JUnit
11 122 (1.98%) Cucumber
12 117 (1.90%) Bitbucket
13 101 (1.64%) webpack
14 88 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
15 81 (1.31%) TeamCity
16 79 (1.28%) NUnit
17 73 (1.18%) Gradle
18 71 (1.15%) Babel
19 70 (1.14%) Eclipse RCP
20 69 (1.12%) GitLab
General
1 725 (11.76%) Finance
2 284 (4.61%) Banking
3 252 (4.09%) Electronics
4 199 (3.23%) Retail
5 157 (2.55%) Games
6 149 (2.42%) Aerospace
7 146 (2.37%) Front Office
8 145 (2.35%) Telecoms
9 143 (2.32%) Military
10 139 (2.25%) Marketing
11 130 (2.11%) Manufacturing
12 92 (1.49%) Legal
13 87 (1.41%) Automotive
14 63 (1.02%) Advertising
15 51 (0.83%) Law
16 47 (0.76%) Publishing
17 39 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
18 19 (0.31%) German Language
19 18 (0.29%) Avionics
19 18 (0.29%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,563 (25.35%) .NET
2 1,050 (17.03%) HTML
3 905 (14.68%) CSS
4 852 (13.82%) AngularJS
5 701 (11.37%) Node.js
6 699 (11.34%) React
7 632 (10.25%) Spring
8 618 (10.02%) ASP.NET
9 602 (9.76%) RESTful
10 593 (9.62%) Web Services
11 357 (5.79%) REST
12 337 (5.47%) HTML5
13 319 (5.17%) XML
14 284 (4.61%) jQuery
15 268 (4.35%) .NET Framework
15 268 (4.35%) WPF
16 264 (4.28%) ASP.NET MVC
17 261 (4.23%) Kafka
18 230 (3.73%) .NET Core
19 227 (3.68%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 515 (8.35%) Algorithms
2 389 (6.31%) Greenfield Project
3 307 (4.98%) User Experience
4 297 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
5 202 (3.28%) Mobile App
6 176 (2.85%) Robotics
7 175 (2.84%) Embedded Systems
8 172 (2.79%) Data Structures
9 151 (2.45%) Self-Motivation
10 138 (2.24%) Derivative
11 136 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
12 127 (2.06%) Fixed Income
13 119 (1.93%) Device Driver
14 69 (1.12%) Cloud Native
15 61 (0.99%) Hedge funds
16 60 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 58 (0.94%) 3D Graphics
17 58 (0.94%) Public Cloud
18 53 (0.86%) CAN bus
19 52 (0.84%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 1,375 (22.30%) Linux
2 825 (13.38%) Windows
3 249 (4.04%) Unix
4 246 (3.99%) Android
5 152 (2.47%) Apple iOS
6 94 (1.52%) Embedded Linux
7 66 (1.07%) FreeRTOS
8 58 (0.94%) Ubuntu
9 51 (0.83%) CentOS
10 47 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 46 (0.75%) Mac OS X
12 24 (0.39%) Debian
12 24 (0.39%) VxWorks
13 22 (0.36%) Mac OS
14 14 (0.23%) SUSE
15 9 (0.15%) Robot Operating System
15 9 (0.15%) Windows Server
16 8 (0.13%) AIX
16 8 (0.13%) Solaris
17 7 (0.11%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,954 (96.56%) Software Engineering
2 2,802 (45.44%) Agile Software Development
3 1,150 (18.65%) Computer Science
4 988 (16.02%) DevOps
5 987 (16.01%) TDD
6 973 (15.78%) OO
7 837 (13.57%) Microservices
8 821 (13.31%) Scrum
9 804 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
10 685 (11.11%) Test Automation
11 646 (10.48%) MVC
11 646 (10.48%) Problem-Solving
12 620 (10.06%) Mentoring
13 588 (9.54%) SDLC
14 581 (9.42%) Mathematics
15 515 (8.35%) Machine Learning
16 467 (7.57%) Unit Testing
17 407 (6.60%) Open Source
18 390 (6.33%) Artificial Intelligence
19 362 (5.87%) UML
Programming Languages
1 2,554 (41.42%) Java
2 2,454 (39.80%) C#
3 2,237 (36.28%) C++
4 1,968 (31.92%) JavaScript
5 1,601 (25.96%) Python
6 1,294 (20.99%) SQL
7 1,243 (20.16%) C
8 340 (5.51%) TypeScript
9 316 (5.12%) PHP
10 258 (4.18%) Java 8
11 256 (4.15%) Scala
12 237 (3.84%) Ruby
13 215 (3.49%) Go
14 191 (3.10%) Embedded C
15 138 (2.24%) ES6
16 134 (2.17%) Bash Shell
17 121 (1.96%) MATLAB
18 113 (1.83%) Objective-C
19 102 (1.65%) PL/SQL
20 98 (1.59%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 1,489 (24.15%) Degree
2 480 (7.78%) Security Cleared
3 448 (7.27%) Computer Science Degree
4 331 (5.37%) SC Cleared
5 165 (2.68%) DV Cleared
6 138 (2.24%) Numerate Degree
7 96 (1.56%) PhD
8 43 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
9 31 (0.50%) Chartered Engineer
10 26 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
11 22 (0.36%) HND
11 22 (0.36%) Master's Degree
12 18 (0.29%) AWS Certification
13 15 (0.24%) CISSP
14 13 (0.21%) DBS Check
14 13 (0.21%) MCSE
15 10 (0.16%) CIPD
16 8 (0.13%) CCNA
16 8 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
16 8 (0.13%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 200 (3.24%) QA
2 27 (0.44%) DICOM
3 23 (0.37%) MISRA
4 20 (0.32%) ISO 9001
5 16 (0.26%) PSD2
6 14 (0.23%) GDPR
6 14 (0.23%) MISRA C
7 12 (0.19%) JTAG
8 10 (0.16%) DO-178B
8 10 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 10 (0.16%) SLA
9 8 (0.13%) IEC 61508
10 7 (0.11%) ISO 13485
11 6 (0.097%) DO-254
11 6 (0.097%) ISO 26262
12 5 (0.081%) IEC 62304
13 4 (0.065%) PMO
14 3 (0.049%) Data Quality
15 2 (0.032%) 21 CFR Part 11
15 2 (0.032%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 810 (13.14%) Docker
2 137 (2.22%) Firmware
3 38 (0.62%) Active Directory
4 20 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
5 17 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (0.19%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 9 (0.15%) Hyper-V
8 7 (0.11%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 7 (0.11%) Time Sharing Option
9 5 (0.081%) etcd
9 5 (0.081%) KVM
10 4 (0.065%) Cronacle
11 3 (0.049%) HDFS
11 3 (0.049%) Kamailio
11 3 (0.049%) vSphere
12 2 (0.032%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 2 (0.032%) GridGain
12 2 (0.032%) Varnish
13 1 (0.016%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 1 (0.016%) Xen
Systems Management
1 443 (7.18%) Kubernetes
2 249 (4.04%) Ansible
3 200 (3.24%) Terraform
4 125 (2.03%) Opscode Chef
5 95 (1.54%) Puppet
6 38 (0.62%) SELinux
7 25 (0.41%) Marathon
7 25 (0.41%) Mesos
8 24 (0.39%) Prometheus
9 12 (0.19%) Kibana
9 12 (0.19%) Tivoli
10 9 (0.15%) Docker Swarm
11 7 (0.11%) Ambari
11 7 (0.11%) OpenView
11 7 (0.11%) Rancher
11 7 (0.11%) ServiceCenter
12 5 (0.081%) Graphite
12 5 (0.081%) Istio
12 5 (0.081%) Juju
12 5 (0.081%) PTC Integrity
Vendors
1 503 (8.16%) Microsoft
2 336 (5.45%) Oracle
3 281 (4.56%) Google
4 90 (1.46%) IBM
5 65 (1.05%) Bloomberg
6 64 (1.04%) Reuters
7 51 (0.83%) Atlassian
8 47 (0.76%) WorldPay
9 40 (0.65%) VMware
10 37 (0.60%) SAP
11 34 (0.55%) Adobe
11 34 (0.55%) Splunk
12 31 (0.50%) Xamarin
13 26 (0.42%) Red Hat
13 26 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
14 24 (0.39%) AppDynamics
15 23 (0.37%) Cloudera
16 19 (0.31%) Charles River
17 18 (0.29%) Cypress Semiconductor
17 18 (0.29%) Freescale