Period
to 21 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 107 130
Rank change year-on-year +33 +23 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 6,663 4,964 5,307
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.88% 2.82% 2.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.03% 2.92% 2.64%
Number of salaries quoted 5,294 4,291 4,666
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +9.76%
10th Percentile £28,750 £29,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £69,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +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 165,167 169,750 201,213
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.09% 96.48% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 134,266 141,304 168,229
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,673
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 January 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 January 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 +33 6,135 £50,000 +11.11% 1,297
UK excluding London +25 4,628 £45,000 +2.27% 1,084
London +55 1,943 £62,500 +13.64% 310
South East +31 1,425 £47,500 +2.70% 266
East of England +24 1,027 £50,000 +11.11% 236
North of England -5 746 £47,500 +11.76% 201
South West +10 614 £45,000 +5.88% 139
North West +34 443 £45,000 +5.26% 104
Midlands +40 395 £40,000 - 144
Scotland +13 333 £39,500 -2.47% 51
Yorkshire -15 280 £50,000 +17.65% 77
East Midlands +41 204 £35,500 -7.79% 41
West Midlands +5 199 £40,000 - 102
Wales +33 87 £42,500 -5.56% 30
North East -50 23 £40,000 +23.08% 20
Northern Ireland -8 14 £33,500 -33.00% 13
Isle of Man - 3 - - 3

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 6,489 (97.39%) Software Engineering
2 2,876 (43.16%) Agile Software Development
3 2,842 (42.65%) Java
4 2,611 (39.19%) C++
5 2,349 (35.25%) C#
6 1,852 (27.80%) Degree
7 1,831 (27.48%) JavaScript
8 1,671 (25.08%) Linux
9 1,534 (23.02%) Computer Science
10 1,515 (22.74%) Python
11 1,507 (22.62%) SQL
12 1,418 (21.28%) .NET
13 1,402 (21.04%) C
14 1,309 (19.65%) OO
15 1,223 (18.36%) TDD
16 1,067 (16.01%) HTML
17 1,061 (15.92%) Windows
18 1,046 (15.70%) Scrum
19 961 (14.42%) Finance
20 904 (13.57%) AngularJS
21 888 (13.33%) CSS
22 789 (11.84%) Git (software)
23 702 (10.54%) Mathematics
24 701 (10.52%) SQL Server
25 687 (10.31%) Spring
26 679 (10.19%) Test Automation
27 662 (9.94%) Web Services
28 656 (9.85%) Continuous Integration
28 656 (9.85%) Multithreading
29 644 (9.67%) Amazon AWS

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
1 216 (3.24%) Elasticsearch
2 153 (2.30%) Apache Spark
3 129 (1.94%) Tomcat
4 93 (1.40%) Apache
5 71 (1.07%) Apache Solr
6 62 (0.93%) Confluence
7 51 (0.77%) CMS
8 46 (0.69%) IIS
9 40 (0.60%) OpenStack
10 35 (0.53%) JBoss
11 34 (0.51%) Apache Pig
12 33 (0.50%) WebSphere
13 31 (0.47%) SharePoint
14 22 (0.33%) WebLogic
15 21 (0.32%) Jetty
16 17 (0.26%) Ethereum
16 17 (0.26%) nginx
16 17 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 16 (0.24%) SAS
18 15 (0.23%) Mule
Applications
1 45 (0.68%) Simulink
2 15 (0.23%) SOLIDWORKS
3 14 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
4 10 (0.15%) Microsoft Excel
5 8 (0.12%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.090%) Stateflow
7 5 (0.075%) Abaqus
7 5 (0.075%) EPLAN
7 5 (0.075%) NASTRAN
8 4 (0.060%) Doxygen
9 3 (0.045%) HipChat
10 2 (0.030%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.030%) Maya
10 2 (0.030%) PTC Creo
10 2 (0.030%) Revit
10 2 (0.030%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.015%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 11 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
2 10 (0.15%) LabWindows
3 8 (0.12%) Ripple
4 5 (0.075%) Oracle Receivables
5 3 (0.045%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 3 (0.045%) R3 Corda
5 3 (0.045%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.030%) BASE24
6 2 (0.030%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.030%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.030%) Ripple XRP
6 2 (0.030%) Unit4 Business World
6 2 (0.030%) Visualfiles
7 1 (0.015%) AquaLogic BPM
7 1 (0.015%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.015%) Endur
7 1 (0.015%) Magento
7 1 (0.015%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.015%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 1 (0.015%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 644 (9.67%) Amazon AWS
2 384 (5.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 153 (2.30%) GitHub
4 138 (2.07%) SaaS
5 75 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
6 62 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
7 51 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
8 36 (0.54%) Serverless
9 35 (0.53%) Amazon S3
10 34 (0.51%) PaaS
11 32 (0.48%) OpenShift
12 30 (0.45%) npm
13 24 (0.36%) Amazon Kinesis
14 21 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
14 21 (0.32%) Office 365
15 16 (0.24%) Slack
16 12 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
16 12 (0.18%) Route 53
17 11 (0.17%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 11 (0.17%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 196 (2.94%) TCP/IP
2 161 (2.42%) Wireless
3 133 (2.00%) Internet
4 114 (1.71%) HTTP
5 57 (0.86%) Bluetooth
6 48 (0.72%) Ethernet
7 43 (0.65%) RTP
7 43 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
8 42 (0.63%) LTE
9 41 (0.62%) GSM
10 40 (0.60%) UMTS
10 40 (0.60%) Wireshark
11 34 (0.51%) Asterisk PBX
11 34 (0.51%) ATM
11 34 (0.51%) Diameter Protocol
11 34 (0.51%) GGSN
11 34 (0.51%) MGW
11 34 (0.51%) PBX
11 34 (0.51%) RANAP
11 34 (0.51%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 701 (10.52%) SQL Server
2 460 (6.90%) NoSQL
3 386 (5.79%) MongoDB
4 359 (5.39%) Big Data
4 359 (5.39%) MySQL
5 294 (4.41%) Relational Database
6 259 (3.89%) PostgreSQL
7 241 (3.62%) Hadoop
8 211 (3.17%) Apache Cassandra
9 131 (1.97%) RDBMS
10 85 (1.28%) Redis
11 79 (1.19%) Apache Hive
12 68 (1.02%) Oracle Database
13 55 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
13 55 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
14 48 (0.72%) GIS
15 40 (0.60%) Data Mining
16 38 (0.57%) Blockchain
17 36 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
18 32 (0.48%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 789 (11.84%) Git (software)
2 433 (6.50%) Jenkins
3 392 (5.88%) Visual Studio
4 371 (5.57%) Subversion
5 276 (4.14%) JIRA
6 260 (3.90%) Maven
7 170 (2.55%) JUnit
8 160 (2.40%) Selenium
9 144 (2.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 129 (1.94%) Cucumber
11 128 (1.92%) NUnit
12 91 (1.37%) Eclipse
13 89 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
14 83 (1.25%) Gradle
15 82 (1.23%) Mercurial
15 82 (1.23%) TeamCity
16 68 (1.02%) Hudson
17 57 (0.86%) Ant
17 57 (0.86%) GCC
18 50 (0.75%) Travis CI
General
1 961 (14.42%) Finance
2 382 (5.73%) Electronics
3 344 (5.16%) Banking
4 233 (3.50%) Games
5 225 (3.38%) Investment Banking
6 216 (3.24%) Retail
7 213 (3.20%) Telecoms
8 195 (2.93%) Retail Banking
9 163 (2.45%) Front Office
10 107 (1.61%) Manufacturing
11 106 (1.59%) Automotive
12 92 (1.38%) Marketing
13 77 (1.16%) Aerospace
14 61 (0.92%) Advertising
15 52 (0.78%) Financial Institution
16 48 (0.72%) Military
17 30 (0.45%) Multimedia
18 28 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
19 27 (0.41%) Back Office
20 24 (0.36%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,418 (21.28%) .NET
2 1,067 (16.01%) HTML
3 904 (13.57%) AngularJS
4 888 (13.33%) CSS
5 687 (10.31%) Spring
6 662 (9.94%) Web Services
7 606 (9.10%) RESTful
8 595 (8.93%) ASP.NET
9 542 (8.13%) React
10 522 (7.83%) REST
11 517 (7.76%) Node.js
12 430 (6.45%) XML
13 425 (6.38%) HTML5
14 399 (5.99%) jQuery
15 350 (5.25%) .NET Framework
16 321 (4.82%) WPF
17 284 (4.26%) WCF
18 282 (4.23%) Hibernate
19 262 (3.93%) SOAP
20 233 (3.50%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 1,534 (23.02%) Computer Science
2 599 (8.99%) Algorithms
3 464 (6.96%) Greenfield Project
4 461 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
5 267 (4.01%) User Experience
6 208 (3.12%) Fintech
7 189 (2.84%) Embedded Systems
8 177 (2.66%) Data Structures
9 142 (2.13%) Robotics
10 116 (1.74%) Mobile App
11 106 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
12 96 (1.44%) Derivative
13 81 (1.22%) Device Driver
14 71 (1.07%) Client/Server
15 61 (0.92%) CUDA
16 55 (0.83%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 52 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
18 47 (0.71%) Equity Derivative
19 42 (0.63%) Life Science
20 34 (0.51%) Digital TV
Operating Systems
1 1,671 (25.08%) Linux
2 1,061 (15.92%) Windows
3 330 (4.95%) Unix
4 294 (4.41%) Android
5 228 (3.42%) Apple iOS
6 171 (2.57%) Embedded Linux
7 46 (0.69%) Windows Server
8 42 (0.63%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 30 (0.45%) Debian
10 29 (0.44%) VxWorks
11 26 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 24 (0.36%) Windows 10
13 23 (0.35%) CentOS
13 23 (0.35%) Ubuntu
14 22 (0.33%) Windows 7
15 21 (0.32%) Mac OS X
16 18 (0.27%) AIX
17 16 (0.24%) Solaris
18 14 (0.21%) Robot Operating System
19 10 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,489 (97.39%) Software Engineering
2 2,876 (43.16%) Agile Software Development
3 1,309 (19.65%) OO
4 1,223 (18.36%) TDD
5 1,046 (15.70%) Scrum
6 702 (10.54%) Mathematics
7 679 (10.19%) Test Automation
8 656 (9.85%) Continuous Integration
8 656 (9.85%) Multithreading
9 636 (9.55%) Microservices
10 602 (9.03%) SDLC
11 594 (8.91%) MVC
12 537 (8.06%) BDD
13 530 (7.95%) DevOps
14 460 (6.90%) OOP
15 453 (6.80%) Physics
16 442 (6.63%) Mentoring
17 432 (6.48%) Open Source
18 420 (6.30%) Unit Testing
19 404 (6.06%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 2,842 (42.65%) Java
2 2,611 (39.19%) C++
3 2,349 (35.25%) C#
4 1,831 (27.48%) JavaScript
5 1,515 (22.74%) Python
6 1,507 (22.62%) SQL
7 1,402 (21.04%) C
8 342 (5.13%) PHP
9 341 (5.12%) Embedded C
10 318 (4.77%) Scala
11 292 (4.38%) Ruby
12 237 (3.56%) Embedded C++
13 183 (2.75%) MATLAB
14 171 (2.57%) Perl
15 164 (2.46%) T-SQL
16 162 (2.43%) Go
17 121 (1.82%) Bash Shell
18 112 (1.68%) PL/SQL
19 93 (1.40%) R
20 75 (1.13%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 1,852 (27.80%) Degree
2 628 (9.43%) Computer Science Degree
3 265 (3.98%) Security Cleared
4 236 (3.54%) PhD
5 123 (1.85%) Numerate Degree
6 99 (1.49%) SC Cleared
7 86 (1.29%) DV Cleared
8 58 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
9 42 (0.63%) Master's Degree
10 36 (0.54%) MCP
11 34 (0.51%) MCSD
12 32 (0.48%) Sun Certification
13 24 (0.36%) MCAD
14 23 (0.35%) HND
15 9 (0.14%) CCNA
15 9 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
15 9 (0.14%) CISSP
15 9 (0.14%) CWNA
15 9 (0.14%) MCSE
15 9 (0.14%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 289 (4.34%) QA
2 57 (0.86%) MISRA
3 28 (0.42%) ISO 9001
3 28 (0.42%) MISRA C
4 22 (0.33%) MiFID
5 21 (0.32%) DO-178B
6 20 (0.30%) ECSS
7 18 (0.27%) IEC 62304
8 16 (0.24%) ISO 13485
9 15 (0.23%) IEC 61508
9 15 (0.23%) ISO 26262
10 11 (0.17%) PCI DSS
10 11 (0.17%) PMO
11 7 (0.11%) SEPA
12 6 (0.090%) MIL-STD-498
13 5 (0.075%) Disclosure Scotland
13 5 (0.075%) JTAG
14 4 (0.060%) DICOM
14 4 (0.060%) HL7
15 3 (0.045%) GCP
System Software
1 455 (6.83%) Docker
2 142 (2.13%) Firmware
3 34 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (0.33%) Active Directory
5 15 (0.23%) HDFS
6 14 (0.21%) Hyper-V
7 12 (0.18%) Apache Flume
7 12 (0.18%) vSphere
8 8 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.060%) NFS
10 2 (0.030%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.030%) iptables
10 2 (0.030%) Varnish
11 1 (0.015%) etcd
11 1 (0.015%) KVM
11 1 (0.015%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.015%) Snort
11 1 (0.015%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.015%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.015%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 140 (2.10%) Kubernetes
2 88 (1.32%) Ansible
3 82 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
4 70 (1.05%) Puppet
4 70 (1.05%) Terraform
5 20 (0.30%) Prometheus
6 19 (0.29%) Kibana
7 17 (0.26%) Marathon
8 16 (0.24%) Mesos
9 13 (0.20%) Grafana
10 11 (0.17%) Salt
11 10 (0.15%) Graphite
12 7 (0.11%) OpenNMS
12 7 (0.11%) Opsview
13 6 (0.090%) Nagios
13 6 (0.090%) Oozie
13 6 (0.090%) Packer
13 6 (0.090%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 5 (0.075%) Consul
14 5 (0.075%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 520 (7.80%) Microsoft
2 462 (6.93%) Oracle
3 209 (3.14%) Google
4 58 (0.87%) VMware
5 56 (0.84%) Sophos
6 51 (0.77%) Atlassian
7 46 (0.69%) SAP
7 46 (0.69%) Xamarin
8 34 (0.51%) Cisco
9 33 (0.50%) HP
9 33 (0.50%) Zend
10 30 (0.45%) Red Hat
11 28 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
12 26 (0.39%) IBM
13 25 (0.38%) Sun
14 24 (0.36%) Dell
15 22 (0.33%) Apple
15 22 (0.33%) Facebook
15 22 (0.33%) Sybase
16 18 (0.27%) New Relic