The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineer
UK
Rank 93 122 127
Rank change year-on-year +29 +5  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 2573 2718 2519
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.03% 2.63% 2.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.15% 2.73% 2.45%
Number of salaries quoted 2090 2278 2096
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 81759 99530 102645
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.36% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67832 83314 83806
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in the UK

Software Engineer
Top 30 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +32 2389 £45,000 - 418
London +24 645 £57,500 - 99
South East -6 461 £50,000 +13.63% 88
East of England +28 352 £45,000 +5.88% 66
South West +20 320 £40,000 -5.88% 50
Yorkshire +68 246 £44,000 +3.52% 36
Cambridgeshire +15 240 £45,000 - 49
Cambridge +15 219 £45,000 - 39
North West +1 182 £45,000 +8.43% 43
Manchester -3 145 £47,500 +11.76% 31
Hampshire +15 142 £47,500 +11.76% 23
West Yorkshire +46 135 £45,000 - 17
Berkshire +36 112 £52,500 +10.52% 22
Scotland +24 104 £40,000 +6.66% 29
Leeds +28 99 £48,000 -4.00% 14
West Midlands +25 97 £40,000 +5.26% 17
Bristol -11 95 £40,000 -3.61% 19
Gloucestershire +13 79 £45,000 -7.69% 11
Somerset +24 76 £37,500 -6.25% 7
East Midlands -25 75 £40,000 +14.28% 15
Edinburgh +15 65 £40,000 +14.28% 22
South Yorkshire +40 64 £40,000 - 7
City of London +5 62 £63,750 +10.86% 25
Hertfordshire -20 58 £47,500 +26.66% 6
Surrey -15 54 £48,750 +8.33% 17
Oxfordshire -34 49 £55,000 +22.22% 12
Wales -4 48 £45,269 +10.41% 10
North Yorkshire +38 47 £42,500 -10.52% 6
Southampton +1 47 £45,000 - 11
Reading +39 44 £55,000 +10.00% 10

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, 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 4899 (97.49%) Software Engineering
2 2213 (44.04%) Java
3 2085 (41.49%) Agile Software Development
4 2077 (41.33%) C++
5 1842 (36.66%) C#
6 1566 (31.16%) JavaScript
7 1284 (25.55%) SQL
8 1281 (25.49%) Linux
9 1262 (25.11%) .NET
10 1260 (25.07%) Degree
11 1215 (24.18%) C
12 1197 (23.82%) Python
13 1180 (23.48%) HTML
14 930 (18.51%) Computer Science
15 929 (18.49%) OO
16 914 (18.19%) TDD
17 851 (16.94%) CSS
18 768 (15.28%) Scrum
19 697 (13.87%) Windows
20 667 (13.27%) MVC
21 642 (12.78%) SQL Server
22 641 (12.76%) ASP.NET
22 641 (12.76%) Continuous Integration
23 626 (12.46%) Web Services
24 621 (12.36%) Git (software)
25 581 (11.56%) AngularJS
26 564 (11.22%) Finance
27 453 (9.01%) Microsoft
27 453 (9.01%) SDLC
28 449 (8.94%) Spring

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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
1 201 (4.00%) Elasticsearch
2 186 (3.70%) Apache Spark
3 160 (3.18%) Tomcat
4 121 (2.41%) Apache
5 116 (2.31%) IIS
6 114 (2.27%) JBoss
7 94 (1.87%) WebSphere
8 63 (1.25%) Confluence
9 60 (1.19%) Apache Pig
10 57 (1.13%) WebLogic
11 42 (0.84%) SharePoint
12 29 (0.58%) CMS
12 29 (0.58%) OpenStack
13 26 (0.52%) nginx
13 26 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 24 (0.48%) Jetty
15 23 (0.46%) Apache Solr
16 15 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
17 13 (0.26%) GlassFish
18 12 (0.24%) Umbraco
Applications
1 198 (3.94%) MS Excel
2 29 (0.58%) MS Office
3 28 (0.56%) Simulink
4 20 (0.40%) Photoshop
5 7 (0.14%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.12%) Stateflow
7 5 (0.100%) SOLIDWORKS
7 5 (0.100%) SPSS
8 2 (0.040%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.040%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.040%) Doxygen
8 2 (0.040%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.020%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.020%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.020%) Blender
9 1 (0.020%) MS PowerPoint
9 1 (0.020%) MS Project
9 1 (0.020%) TargetLink
9 1 (0.020%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 17 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (0.16%) Infor M3
3 6 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.100%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.100%) Sage 200
5 3 (0.060%) Magento
6 2 (0.040%) BASE24
6 2 (0.040%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.040%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.040%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.040%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.040%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.040%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.040%) Summit
7 1 (0.020%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.020%) Odoo
7 1 (0.020%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.020%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.020%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 347 (6.91%) Amazon AWS
2 201 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 120 (2.39%) SaaS
4 112 (2.23%) GitHub
5 68 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
6 37 (0.74%) Office 365
7 27 (0.54%) PaaS
8 26 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
9 25 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
10 24 (0.48%) Amazon Kinesis
11 17 (0.34%) Amazon S3
12 12 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
12 12 (0.24%) CloudFront
13 7 (0.14%) Slack
14 6 (0.12%) IaaS
14 6 (0.12%) Sumo Logic
15 5 (0.100%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 5 (0.100%) AWS Lambda
15 5 (0.100%) Google Play
16 4 (0.080%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 258 (5.13%) TCP/IP
2 133 (2.65%) Wireless
3 128 (2.55%) Ethernet
3 128 (2.55%) HTTP
4 117 (2.33%) Bluetooth
5 113 (2.25%) Internet
6 73 (1.45%) RS-232
7 66 (1.31%) RS-485
8 56 (1.11%) Wi-Fi
9 51 (1.01%) ZigBee
10 50 (1.00%) GSM
11 37 (0.74%) Firewall
12 35 (0.70%) GPRS
13 34 (0.68%) Network Security
14 27 (0.54%) LDAP
15 23 (0.46%) SSL
16 22 (0.44%) DNS
17 21 (0.42%) SNMP
18 20 (0.40%) Kerberos
18 20 (0.40%) RS-422
Database & Business Intelligence
1 642 (12.78%) SQL Server
2 434 (8.64%) MySQL
3 433 (8.62%) NoSQL
4 338 (6.73%) MongoDB
5 301 (5.99%) Big Data
6 231 (4.60%) Relational Database
7 205 (4.08%) Hadoop
8 154 (3.06%) PostgreSQL
9 129 (2.57%) Apache Cassandra
10 95 (1.89%) Apache Hive
11 94 (1.87%) RDBMS
12 75 (1.49%) Redis
13 61 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
14 46 (0.92%) Oracle Database
15 38 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 34 (0.68%) HBase
16 34 (0.68%) Neo4j
17 32 (0.64%) Blockchain
18 28 (0.56%) Data Mining
19 25 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 621 (12.36%) Git (software)
2 412 (8.20%) Visual Studio
3 349 (6.95%) Subversion
4 327 (6.51%) Jenkins
5 220 (4.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 213 (4.24%) Maven
7 178 (3.54%) JIRA
8 159 (3.16%) JUnit
9 156 (3.10%) Selenium
10 135 (2.69%) Eclipse
11 129 (2.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 126 (2.51%) NUnit
13 118 (2.35%) TeamCity
14 97 (1.93%) Ant
15 92 (1.83%) Mercurial
16 80 (1.59%) Cucumber
17 71 (1.41%) MSTest
18 65 (1.29%) Octopus Deploy
19 53 (1.05%) Hudson
20 49 (0.98%) Gradle
General
1 564 (11.22%) Finance
2 346 (6.89%) Electronics
3 201 (4.00%) Games
4 160 (3.18%) Telecoms
5 137 (2.73%) Banking
5 137 (2.73%) Manufacturing
6 126 (2.51%) Retail
7 119 (2.37%) Automotive
8 92 (1.83%) Marketing
9 78 (1.55%) Aerospace
10 58 (1.15%) Military
11 44 (0.88%) Legal
12 41 (0.82%) Advertising
13 29 (0.58%) Back Office
13 29 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
14 28 (0.56%) Investment Banking
15 27 (0.54%) Front Office
16 22 (0.44%) Financial Institution
17 20 (0.40%) Publishing
18 17 (0.34%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1262 (25.11%) .NET
2 1180 (23.48%) HTML
3 851 (16.94%) CSS
4 641 (12.76%) ASP.NET
5 626 (12.46%) Web Services
6 581 (11.56%) AngularJS
7 449 (8.94%) Spring
8 426 (8.48%) XML
9 424 (8.44%) jQuery
10 419 (8.34%) RESTful
11 411 (8.18%) HTML5
12 389 (7.74%) REST
13 379 (7.54%) Node.js
14 343 (6.83%) .NET Framework
15 301 (5.99%) SOAP
16 299 (5.95%) ASP.NET MVC
17 259 (5.15%) Hibernate
18 258 (5.13%) WPF
19 251 (5.00%) WCF
20 214 (4.26%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 930 (18.51%) Computer Science
2 362 (7.20%) Algorithms
3 216 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
4 198 (3.94%) User Experience
5 180 (3.58%) Embedded Systems
6 163 (3.24%) Data Structures
7 129 (2.57%) Fintech
8 82 (1.63%) Device Driver
8 82 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
9 81 (1.61%) Mobile App
10 60 (1.19%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 42 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
12 38 (0.76%) Mainframe
13 36 (0.72%) Internet of Things
14 34 (0.68%) Home Automation
15 33 (0.66%) Client/Server
16 31 (0.62%) Virtual Team
17 30 (0.60%) CAN bus
17 30 (0.60%) iPad
18 29 (0.58%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 1281 (25.49%) Linux
2 697 (13.87%) Windows
3 306 (6.09%) Unix
4 263 (5.23%) Android
5 139 (2.77%) Apple iOS
6 124 (2.47%) Embedded Linux
7 47 (0.94%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 35 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 34 (0.68%) Windows Server
10 30 (0.60%) Mac OS X
11 25 (0.50%) CentOS
11 25 (0.50%) Mac OS
11 25 (0.50%) Ubuntu
11 25 (0.50%) VxWorks
12 19 (0.38%) Windows 7
13 17 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
14 15 (0.30%) Solaris
14 15 (0.30%) Windows XP
15 13 (0.26%) AIX
15 13 (0.26%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4899 (97.49%) Software Engineering
2 2085 (41.49%) Agile Software Development
3 929 (18.49%) OO
4 914 (18.19%) TDD
5 768 (15.28%) Scrum
6 667 (13.27%) MVC
7 641 (12.76%) Continuous Integration
8 453 (9.01%) SDLC
9 442 (8.80%) Mathematics
10 411 (8.18%) Open Source
11 389 (7.74%) Unit Testing
12 381 (7.58%) Multithreading
13 368 (7.32%) BDD
13 368 (7.32%) DevOps
14 357 (7.10%) Microservices
15 324 (6.45%) OOP
16 312 (6.21%) UML
17 257 (5.11%) Automated Testing
18 245 (4.88%) Mentoring
18 245 (4.88%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2213 (44.04%) Java
2 2077 (41.33%) C++
3 1842 (36.66%) C#
4 1566 (31.16%) JavaScript
5 1284 (25.55%) SQL
6 1215 (24.18%) C
7 1197 (23.82%) Python
8 334 (6.65%) Embedded C
9 333 (6.63%) PHP
10 280 (5.57%) Ruby
11 251 (5.00%) Perl
12 250 (4.98%) Scala
13 223 (4.44%) Embedded C++
14 151 (3.00%) T-SQL
15 132 (2.63%) Bash Shell
16 120 (2.39%) Go
17 116 (2.31%) PL/SQL
18 101 (2.01%) MATLAB
19 97 (1.93%) PowerShell
20 90 (1.79%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1260 (25.07%) Degree
2 391 (7.78%) Security Cleared
3 179 (3.56%) PhD
4 153 (3.04%) SC Cleared
5 123 (2.45%) DV Cleared
6 30 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (0.30%) Postgraduate
8 14 (0.28%) ISTQB
8 14 (0.28%) PMI Certification
9 13 (0.26%) HND
10 11 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (0.20%) Chartered Engineer
11 10 (0.20%) CISSP
12 9 (0.18%) CCNA
12 9 (0.18%) GIAC
12 9 (0.18%) Linux+ Certification
12 9 (0.18%) MCSD
12 9 (0.18%) MCSE
12 9 (0.18%) Network+ Certification
12 9 (0.18%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 228 (4.54%) QA
2 44 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 43 (0.86%) MISRA
4 38 (0.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 28 (0.56%) SDET
6 26 (0.52%) ISO 9001
7 21 (0.42%) JTAG
8 16 (0.32%) IEC 61508
9 13 (0.26%) ISO26262
9 13 (0.26%) MISRA C
10 11 (0.22%) Data Quality
10 11 (0.22%) DO-178B
11 8 (0.16%) Def Stans
12 7 (0.14%) GCP
13 5 (0.100%) DO-254
14 4 (0.080%) PCI DSS
15 3 (0.060%) TickIT
16 2 (0.040%) ISO 14001
16 2 (0.040%) ISO 9000
16 2 (0.040%) ISO13485
System Software
1 219 (4.36%) Docker
2 171 (3.40%) Firmware
3 60 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 36 (0.72%) Hyper-V
5 24 (0.48%) HDFS
6 23 (0.46%) Active Directory
7 21 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
8 15 (0.30%) KVM
9 14 (0.28%) NFS
10 10 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 10 (0.20%) vSphere
11 8 (0.16%) VirtualBox
12 5 (0.100%) LXC
13 3 (0.060%) Apache Flume
13 3 (0.060%) Snort
14 2 (0.040%) Xen
15 1 (0.020%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 109 (2.17%) Puppet
2 90 (1.79%) Ansible
3 67 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
4 59 (1.17%) Kubernetes
5 39 (0.78%) Nagios
6 23 (0.46%) Terraform
7 20 (0.40%) Kibana
8 17 (0.34%) Grafana
9 14 (0.28%) Mesos
10 11 (0.22%) Docker Swarm
10 11 (0.22%) Graphite
11 9 (0.18%) rkt
12 8 (0.16%) Opsview
13 6 (0.12%) Riemann
13 6 (0.12%) Salt
14 5 (0.100%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 5 (0.100%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 3 (0.060%) Oozie
15 3 (0.060%) Tivoli
15 3 (0.060%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 453 (9.01%) Microsoft
2 336 (6.69%) Oracle
3 99 (1.97%) Google
4 79 (1.57%) VMware
5 62 (1.23%) IBM
6 49 (0.98%) Zend
7 47 (0.94%) Red Hat
8 36 (0.72%) SAP
9 33 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
10 32 (0.64%) Atlassian
11 31 (0.62%) Splunk
12 28 (0.56%) Adobe
13 24 (0.48%) Intel
14 23 (0.46%) Xamarin
15 22 (0.44%) Dell
16 21 (0.42%) Sophos
17 20 (0.40%) Freescale
18 19 (0.38%) Atmel
18 19 (0.38%) Twitter
19 18 (0.36%) Talend
Southampton, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 11 hours ago
Dorset
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 11 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 11 hours ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Training
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: 40,000 to £50,000
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Colston Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Colston Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol Area
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits Flexible hours, generous pension,
Posted: Yesterday
Gatwick, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 per annum + Plus Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000-60,000 + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Volt
Salary: Highly Competitive!
Posted: Yesterday
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum 25 days holiday, free parking, Macbo
Posted: Yesterday
London
IT Connections
Salary: to £60,000
Posted: Yesterday
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £35,000
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
IntaPeople
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hounslow, Middlesex
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
IT Connections
Salary: £40,000 to £60,000
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: From £1 to £100,000 per annum 5 days holiday, Macbook, , 35 hour week
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
BJSS Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum Pension, Life assurance, Training
Posted: Yesterday
Matlock, Derbyshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 35,000 + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday