Period
to 17 February 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 February 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
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 63 75 105
Rank change year-on-year +12 +30 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 6,343 6,783 5,038
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.24% 3.87% 2.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.42% 4.02% 2.97%
Number of salaries quoted 4,955 5,418 4,291
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 143,371 168,664 169,573
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.89% 96.30% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 114,682 138,131 140,900
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 17 February 2019.

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 17 February 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 +6 5,664 £52,500 +5.00% 1,502
UK excluding London +11 4,425 £47,500 +5.56% 1,338
London +11 1,789 £67,000 +7.20% 342
South East +14 1,439 £47,500 - 302
North of England +22 760 £46,000 +1.10% 264
South West +10 757 £45,000 - 191
East of England -21 474 £50,000 - 263
Midlands +35 438 £42,500 +6.25% 141
North West +17 410 £47,500 +5.56% 138
Scotland +12 409 £45,000 +12.50% 96
Yorkshire +24 275 £45,000 -10.00% 101
West Midlands +43 225 £42,500 +3.03% 84
East Midlands +19 213 £40,000 +8.72% 57
Wales +37 123 £42,500 -5.56% 57
North East +57 76 £45,000 +5.88% 25
Northern Ireland +2 28 £50,000 +49.25% 25

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 6,133 (96.69%) Software Engineering
2 2,875 (45.33%) Java
3 2,826 (44.55%) Agile Software Development
4 2,496 (39.35%) C#
5 2,305 (36.34%) C++
6 1,917 (30.22%) JavaScript
7 1,643 (25.90%) Python
8 1,498 (23.62%) Degree
9 1,488 (23.46%) .NET
10 1,448 (22.83%) Linux
11 1,412 (22.26%) C
12 1,338 (21.09%) SQL
13 1,185 (18.68%) HTML
14 1,109 (17.48%) Computer Science
15 1,101 (17.36%) OO
16 1,080 (17.03%) Amazon AWS
17 1,071 (16.88%) TDD
18 1,065 (16.79%) CSS
19 877 (13.83%) AngularJS
20 862 (13.59%) Microservices
21 830 (13.09%) Continuous Integration
22 781 (12.31%) Git (software)
23 748 (11.79%) Scrum
24 747 (11.78%) Windows
25 736 (11.60%) Finance
26 725 (11.43%) MVC
27 724 (11.41%) Test Automation
28 713 (11.24%) Microsoft Azure
29 659 (10.39%) ASP.NET
30 642 (10.12%) SQL Server

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
1 258 (4.07%) Apache
1 258 (4.07%) Elasticsearch
2 114 (1.80%) Apache Spark
3 86 (1.36%) Confluence
4 65 (1.02%) JBoss
5 64 (1.01%) IIS
5 64 (1.01%) Tomcat
6 55 (0.87%) CMS
7 48 (0.76%) nginx
8 36 (0.57%) SharePoint
9 29 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
10 27 (0.43%) WebSphere
11 26 (0.41%) OpenStack
12 21 (0.33%) WildFly
13 18 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 17 (0.27%) Cloud Foundry
15 16 (0.25%) Apache Solr
15 16 (0.25%) Ethereum
15 16 (0.25%) NServiceBus
16 15 (0.24%) GlassFish
Applications
1 119 (1.88%) Chatbot
2 19 (0.30%) Simulink
3 14 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
4 13 (0.20%) Microsoft Excel
5 12 (0.19%) Snapchat
6 8 (0.13%) Maple
7 6 (0.095%) SOLIDWORKS
8 5 (0.079%) Stateflow
9 4 (0.063%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.047%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 3 (0.047%) MS Visio
11 2 (0.032%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.032%) TargetLink
12 1 (0.016%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.016%) Photoshop
12 1 (0.016%) Revit
Business Applications
1 26 (0.41%) Payment Gateway
2 10 (0.16%) Distributed Ledger
3 7 (0.11%) Actimize
4 6 (0.095%) Magento
4 6 (0.095%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.095%) Oracle Retail
5 5 (0.079%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.079%) Shopify
6 4 (0.063%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.032%) Front Arena
7 2 (0.032%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.032%) thinkFolio
8 1 (0.016%) BigMachines
8 1 (0.016%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.016%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.016%) RMDS
8 1 (0.016%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 1,080 (17.03%) Amazon AWS
2 713 (11.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 197 (3.11%) Google Cloud Platform
4 190 (3.00%) Cloud Computing
5 184 (2.90%) SaaS
6 176 (2.77%) GitHub
7 83 (1.31%) Serverless
8 74 (1.17%) npm
8 74 (1.17%) PaaS
9 71 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
10 65 (1.02%) AWS Lambda
11 59 (0.93%) Amazon S3
11 59 (0.93%) IBM Cloud
12 57 (0.90%) OpenShift
13 44 (0.69%) Slack
14 36 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
15 15 (0.24%) Apigee
15 15 (0.24%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 11 (0.17%) IaaS
16 11 (0.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 170 (2.68%) TCP/IP
2 103 (1.62%) HTTP
3 97 (1.53%) Internet
4 95 (1.50%) Wireless
5 87 (1.37%) RS-485
6 77 (1.21%) Modbus
7 51 (0.80%) Bluetooth
8 39 (0.61%) H.323
9 35 (0.55%) RS-232
10 34 (0.54%) Ethernet
10 34 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
11 29 (0.46%) MQTT
12 28 (0.44%) Firewall
13 22 (0.35%) Network Security
14 20 (0.32%) AMQP
14 20 (0.32%) GSM
14 20 (0.32%) Link 16
14 20 (0.32%) Link 22
14 20 (0.32%) SSL
14 20 (0.32%) Tactical Data Link
Database & Business Intelligence
1 642 (10.12%) SQL Server
2 447 (7.05%) MySQL
3 402 (6.34%) NoSQL
4 382 (6.02%) Big Data
5 367 (5.79%) PostgreSQL
6 253 (3.99%) MongoDB
7 237 (3.74%) Hadoop
8 216 (3.41%) Relational Database
9 178 (2.81%) Apache Cassandra
10 165 (2.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 110 (1.73%) Redis
12 66 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
13 58 (0.91%) RDBMS
14 57 (0.90%) Amazon Redshift
15 53 (0.84%) Blockchain
16 43 (0.68%) Apache Hive
17 41 (0.65%) Oracle Database
18 38 (0.60%) Data Mining
19 31 (0.49%) Neo4j
20 29 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 781 (12.31%) Git (software)
2 473 (7.46%) Jenkins
3 350 (5.52%) Visual Studio
4 331 (5.22%) Maven
5 301 (4.75%) JIRA
6 207 (3.26%) Subversion
7 193 (3.04%) Selenium
8 172 (2.71%) JUnit
9 154 (2.43%) Cucumber
10 135 (2.13%) Eclipse
11 115 (1.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 112 (1.77%) NUnit
13 110 (1.73%) Bitbucket
14 105 (1.66%) TeamCity
15 97 (1.53%) webpack
16 80 (1.26%) Gradle
16 80 (1.26%) Robot Framework
16 80 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
17 74 (1.17%) gulp
18 72 (1.14%) Ant
General
1 736 (11.60%) Finance
2 306 (4.82%) Electronics
3 244 (3.85%) Marketing
4 243 (3.83%) Manufacturing
5 216 (3.41%) Telecoms
6 201 (3.17%) Retail
7 177 (2.79%) Automotive
8 166 (2.62%) Games
9 152 (2.40%) Aerospace
10 128 (2.02%) Banking
11 114 (1.80%) Military
12 88 (1.39%) Front Office
13 76 (1.20%) Legal
14 53 (0.84%) Advertising
15 43 (0.68%) Publishing
16 37 (0.58%) Law
17 22 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
18 15 (0.24%) German Language
19 12 (0.19%) Back Office
19 12 (0.19%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,488 (23.46%) .NET
2 1,185 (18.68%) HTML
3 1,065 (16.79%) CSS
4 877 (13.83%) AngularJS
5 659 (10.39%) ASP.NET
6 601 (9.48%) Spring
7 579 (9.13%) RESTful
7 579 (9.13%) Web Services
8 566 (8.92%) Node.js
9 504 (7.95%) React
10 371 (5.85%) REST
11 366 (5.77%) HTML5
12 325 (5.12%) ASP.NET MVC
13 315 (4.97%) XML
14 309 (4.87%) jQuery
15 295 (4.65%) JSON
16 257 (4.05%) ASP.NET Web API
17 248 (3.91%) .NET Framework
18 202 (3.18%) Spring Boot
19 201 (3.17%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 456 (7.19%) Greenfield Project
2 455 (7.17%) Algorithms
3 295 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
4 238 (3.75%) Embedded Systems
5 224 (3.53%) User Experience
6 215 (3.39%) Fintech
7 211 (3.33%) Data Structures
8 157 (2.48%) Device Driver
9 151 (2.38%) Mobile App
10 141 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
11 98 (1.55%) Hedge funds
12 95 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
12 95 (1.50%) Robotics
13 79 (1.25%) CAN bus
14 69 (1.09%) Fixed Income
15 66 (1.04%) Cloud Native
16 63 (0.99%) Equities
16 63 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 58 (0.91%) Derivative
18 55 (0.87%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,448 (22.83%) Linux
2 747 (11.78%) Windows
3 359 (5.66%) Android
4 254 (4.00%) Apple iOS
5 206 (3.25%) Unix
6 155 (2.44%) Embedded Linux
7 98 (1.55%) FreeRTOS
8 62 (0.98%) Ubuntu
9 45 (0.71%) Mac OS X
10 44 (0.69%) CentOS
11 42 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 22 (0.35%) Robot Operating System
13 18 (0.28%) Debian
13 18 (0.28%) VxWorks
13 18 (0.28%) Windows 10
14 17 (0.27%) Mac OS
15 15 (0.24%) Windows 7
16 11 (0.17%) Windows XP
17 10 (0.16%) CoreOS
18 9 (0.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,133 (96.69%) Software Engineering
2 2,826 (44.55%) Agile Software Development
3 1,109 (17.48%) Computer Science
4 1,101 (17.36%) OO
5 1,071 (16.88%) TDD
6 862 (13.59%) Microservices
7 830 (13.09%) Continuous Integration
8 748 (11.79%) Scrum
9 725 (11.43%) MVC
10 724 (11.41%) Test Automation
11 625 (9.85%) Problem-Solving
12 606 (9.55%) DevOps
13 560 (8.83%) Mentoring
14 529 (8.34%) Mathematics
15 502 (7.91%) SDLC
16 466 (7.35%) Open Source
17 464 (7.32%) Machine Learning
18 442 (6.97%) Unit Testing
19 437 (6.89%) Continuous Delivery
20 384 (6.05%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 2,875 (45.33%) Java
2 2,496 (39.35%) C#
3 2,305 (36.34%) C++
4 1,917 (30.22%) JavaScript
5 1,643 (25.90%) Python
6 1,412 (22.26%) C
7 1,338 (21.09%) SQL
8 293 (4.62%) Java 8
9 271 (4.27%) PHP
10 267 (4.21%) Go
11 247 (3.89%) Scala
12 235 (3.70%) Ruby
13 234 (3.69%) TypeScript
14 184 (2.90%) Embedded C
15 146 (2.30%) Objective-C
16 142 (2.24%) Bash Shell
17 115 (1.81%) T-SQL
18 113 (1.78%) PL/SQL
19 102 (1.61%) MATLAB
19 102 (1.61%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1,498 (23.62%) Degree
2 441 (6.95%) Computer Science Degree
3 399 (6.29%) Security Cleared
4 240 (3.78%) SC Cleared
5 180 (2.84%) PhD
6 134 (2.11%) DV Cleared
7 50 (0.79%) Numerate Degree
8 38 (0.60%) HND
9 33 (0.52%) MPhil
10 28 (0.44%) Chartered Engineer
11 25 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
11 25 (0.39%) HNC
11 25 (0.39%) Master's Degree
12 15 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
13 11 (0.17%) AWS Certification
14 8 (0.13%) CompTIA Security+
14 8 (0.13%) MCSE
14 8 (0.13%) Network+ Certification
14 8 (0.13%) SANS
14 8 (0.13%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 169 (2.66%) QA
2 26 (0.41%) MISRA
3 25 (0.39%) JTAG
4 19 (0.30%) DICOM
4 19 (0.30%) ISO 9001
5 17 (0.27%) GDPR
5 17 (0.27%) MISRA C
6 16 (0.25%) ISO 13485
7 13 (0.20%) DO-178B
8 11 (0.17%) PSD2
9 10 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 12207
10 9 (0.14%) ISO 26262
11 7 (0.11%) IEC 62304
12 4 (0.063%) IEC 61131
12 4 (0.063%) IEC 61508
12 4 (0.063%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 1 (0.016%) ARP4754
13 1 (0.016%) ISO 9000
13 1 (0.016%) SEPA
System Software
1 620 (9.77%) Docker
2 195 (3.07%) Firmware
3 69 (1.09%) Active Directory
4 46 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (0.19%) vSphere
7 10 (0.16%) etcd
7 10 (0.16%) HDFS
8 6 (0.095%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 4 (0.063%) VirtualBox
9 4 (0.063%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.063%) Xen
10 3 (0.047%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.047%) KVM
11 1 (0.016%) GridGain
11 1 (0.016%) Shibboleth
11 1 (0.016%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 284 (4.48%) Kubernetes
2 177 (2.79%) Ansible
3 150 (2.36%) Terraform
4 113 (1.78%) Puppet
5 110 (1.73%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (0.28%) Mesos
6 18 (0.28%) Packer
6 18 (0.28%) Salt
7 17 (0.27%) Kibana
8 14 (0.22%) Consul
9 13 (0.20%) Graphite
9 13 (0.20%) Prometheus
10 12 (0.19%) SELinux
11 7 (0.11%) Docker Swarm
12 6 (0.095%) CFEngine
12 6 (0.095%) Marathon
12 6 (0.095%) Nagios
12 6 (0.095%) StatsD
13 5 (0.079%) HAProxy
14 4 (0.063%) logstash
Vendors
1 602 (9.49%) Microsoft
2 286 (4.51%) Oracle
3 265 (4.18%) Google
4 74 (1.17%) IBM
5 73 (1.15%) SAP
6 69 (1.09%) Atlassian
7 52 (0.82%) VMware
8 51 (0.80%) WorldPay
9 38 (0.60%) Xamarin
10 27 (0.43%) Red Hat
11 24 (0.38%) Adobe
12 18 (0.28%) Atmel
13 16 (0.25%) Apple
14 15 (0.24%) Cadence
14 15 (0.24%) Sitecore
15 14 (0.22%) Canon
15 14 (0.22%) SaltStack
15 14 (0.22%) TIBCO
16 13 (0.20%) Freescale
17 12 (0.19%) Talend