The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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

Software Engineer
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 133 111
Rank change year-on-year +41 -22  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 2872 2430 2947
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.22% 2.47% 2.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.36% 2.56% 2.75%
Number of salaries quoted 2330 2107 2392
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £61,750
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 85523 94943 107102
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.54% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 69945 79998 88268
Median salary £46,250 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 23 June 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 23 June 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 +38 2647 £45,000 - 411
London +41 822 £60,000 +4.34% 114
South East -26 457 £45,000 - 68
East of England +19 375 £42,500 -5.55% 75
South West +31 361 £38,950 -8.35% 62
Cambridgeshire +11 266 £45,000 -10.00% 59
Cambridge +7 239 £45,000 -10.00% 51
Yorkshire +57 236 £45,000 +12.50% 29
North West +34 213 £47,500 +18.75% 36
Manchester +35 170 £50,000 +17.64% 28
Scotland +45 147 £40,000 - 38
Berkshire +33 117 £50,000 +5.26% 19
West Yorkshire +19 115 £50,000 +17.64% 23
Bristol +20 112 £40,000 -11.11% 25
West Midlands +16 105 £40,000 +4.91% 11
Leeds +4 101 £50,000 +11.11% 20
Hampshire -18 98 £45,750 +1.66% 15
Edinburgh +30 89 £40,000 -3.61% 25
City of London -18 86 £62,500 +13.63% 28
Gloucestershire 0 76 £37,500 -16.66% 8
Dorset +24 74 £40,000 -5.88% 13
East Midlands -14 68 £37,500 +7.14% 10
Reading +38 59 £50,000 - 9
South Yorkshire +28 59 £42,500 +39.34% 5
Oxfordshire +1 58 £41,000 -8.88% 10
Somerset +12 56 £35,000 -12.50% 4
Surrey -7 56 £46,500 +3.33% 14
West Sussex -32 51 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Hertfordshire -22 45 £37,500 - 11
Glasgow +33 44 £40,000 +3.22% 7

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 5306 (98.24%) Software Engineering
2 2457 (45.49%) Java
3 2340 (43.33%) C++
4 2200 (40.73%) Agile Software Development
5 2003 (37.09%) C#
6 1566 (28.99%) JavaScript
7 1468 (27.18%) Degree
8 1385 (25.64%) C
9 1375 (25.46%) Linux
10 1372 (25.40%) .NET
11 1279 (23.68%) SQL
12 1198 (22.18%) Python
13 1155 (21.38%) OO
14 1099 (20.35%) HTML
15 1042 (19.29%) Computer Science
16 1000 (18.52%) TDD
17 852 (15.77%) Scrum
18 816 (15.11%) Windows
19 766 (14.18%) CSS
20 733 (13.57%) SQL Server
21 694 (12.85%) Finance
22 655 (12.13%) Continuous Integration
23 652 (12.07%) Git (software)
24 631 (11.68%) MVC
25 622 (11.52%) AngularJS
26 615 (11.39%) ASP.NET
27 571 (10.57%) Test Automation
28 563 (10.42%) Web Services
29 501 (9.28%) Microsoft
30 482 (8.92%) 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
1 188 (3.48%) Elasticsearch
2 173 (3.20%) Apache Spark
3 172 (3.18%) Tomcat
4 171 (3.17%) Apache
5 104 (1.93%) IIS
6 88 (1.63%) WebSphere
7 86 (1.59%) JBoss
8 72 (1.33%) Confluence
9 66 (1.22%) WebLogic
10 38 (0.70%) SharePoint
11 32 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 31 (0.57%) Apache Solr
12 31 (0.57%) OpenStack
13 26 (0.48%) nginx
13 26 (0.48%) SAS
14 22 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
15 20 (0.37%) Cloud Foundry
16 19 (0.35%) Apache Pig
17 16 (0.30%) Apache Airflow
17 16 (0.30%) CMS
Applications
1 39 (0.72%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (0.48%) Simulink
3 20 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
4 15 (0.28%) Photoshop
5 10 (0.19%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.11%) Stateflow
7 4 (0.074%) SOLIDWORKS
8 2 (0.037%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.019%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.019%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.019%) SPSS
9 1 (0.019%) Stata
9 1 (0.019%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 48 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (0.19%) Infor M3
3 5 (0.093%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.074%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.074%) Magento
4 4 (0.074%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.056%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.056%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.056%) Oracle Receivables
5 3 (0.056%) Sage 200
6 2 (0.037%) Odoo
6 2 (0.037%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.037%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.019%) BASE24
7 1 (0.019%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.019%) Fredhopper
7 1 (0.019%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.019%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.019%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.019%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 482 (8.92%) Amazon AWS
2 260 (4.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 138 (2.56%) SaaS
4 116 (2.15%) GitHub
5 77 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
6 56 (1.04%) Google Cloud Platform
7 40 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
7 40 (0.74%) Amazon Kinesis
8 31 (0.57%) Office 365
8 31 (0.57%) PaaS
9 27 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
10 26 (0.48%) Amazon S3
11 15 (0.28%) Amazon SQS
11 15 (0.28%) Heroku
12 14 (0.26%) AWS Lambda
12 14 (0.26%) IaaS
12 14 (0.26%) iTunes
13 11 (0.20%) Force.com
13 11 (0.20%) OpenShift
14 10 (0.19%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 204 (3.78%) TCP/IP
2 158 (2.93%) Wireless
3 157 (2.91%) Ethernet
4 122 (2.26%) HTTP
5 104 (1.93%) Bluetooth
6 90 (1.67%) Internet
7 69 (1.28%) RS-232
8 58 (1.07%) RS-485
9 53 (0.98%) GSM
10 52 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
11 50 (0.93%) ZigBee
12 39 (0.72%) InfiniBand
13 30 (0.56%) GPRS
14 25 (0.46%) DNS
14 25 (0.46%) Firewall
15 23 (0.43%) Network Security
16 20 (0.37%) RS-422
16 20 (0.37%) UMTS
17 18 (0.33%) LTE
18 17 (0.31%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 733 (13.57%) SQL Server
2 412 (7.63%) NoSQL
3 385 (7.13%) MySQL
4 361 (6.68%) MongoDB
5 277 (5.13%) Big Data
6 234 (4.33%) Relational Database
7 204 (3.78%) Hadoop
8 174 (3.22%) PostgreSQL
9 138 (2.56%) Apache Cassandra
10 77 (1.43%) RDBMS
11 64 (1.18%) Apache Hive
12 52 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
13 48 (0.89%) Redis
14 45 (0.83%) Blockchain
15 44 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 42 (0.78%) Neo4j
17 41 (0.76%) Oracle Database
18 39 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 34 (0.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
20 31 (0.57%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 652 (12.07%) Git (software)
2 452 (8.37%) Visual Studio
3 412 (7.63%) Subversion
4 278 (5.15%) Jenkins
5 237 (4.39%) JIRA
6 211 (3.91%) Maven
7 201 (3.72%) Team Foundation Server
8 177 (3.28%) Eclipse
9 174 (3.22%) JUnit
10 130 (2.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 128 (2.37%) NUnit
11 128 (2.37%) TeamCity
12 113 (2.09%) Mercurial
13 100 (1.85%) Selenium
14 82 (1.52%) Ant
15 80 (1.48%) Android Studio
16 77 (1.43%) Bitbucket
17 57 (1.06%) MSTest
18 56 (1.04%) Cucumber
18 56 (1.04%) LabVIEW
General
1 694 (12.85%) Finance
2 408 (7.55%) Electronics
3 281 (5.20%) Banking
4 225 (4.17%) Retail
5 205 (3.80%) Games
6 183 (3.39%) Telecoms
7 156 (2.89%) Marketing
8 152 (2.81%) Manufacturing
9 133 (2.46%) Investment Banking
10 107 (1.98%) Automotive
11 92 (1.70%) Retail Banking
12 73 (1.35%) Aerospace
13 66 (1.22%) Front Office
14 56 (1.04%) Advertising
15 52 (0.96%) Financial Institution
16 51 (0.94%) Legal
17 49 (0.91%) Military
18 38 (0.70%) Back Office
19 29 (0.54%) Multimedia
20 28 (0.52%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1372 (25.40%) .NET
2 1099 (20.35%) HTML
3 766 (14.18%) CSS
4 622 (11.52%) AngularJS
5 615 (11.39%) ASP.NET
6 563 (10.42%) Web Services
7 463 (8.57%) Spring
8 417 (7.72%) XML
9 416 (7.70%) Node.js
10 402 (7.44%) REST
11 399 (7.39%) RESTful
12 376 (6.96%) HTML5
13 358 (6.63%) jQuery
14 327 (6.05%) .NET Framework
15 306 (5.67%) SOAP
16 296 (5.48%) React
17 278 (5.15%) ASP.NET MVC
18 269 (4.98%) WPF
19 264 (4.89%) WCF
20 244 (4.52%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 1042 (19.29%) Computer Science
2 426 (7.89%) Algorithms
3 323 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
4 320 (5.92%) Greenfield Project
5 229 (4.24%) User Experience
6 225 (4.17%) Embedded Systems
7 206 (3.81%) Data Structures
8 162 (3.00%) Mobile App
9 153 (2.83%) Fintech
10 127 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
11 110 (2.04%) Device Driver
12 74 (1.37%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 52 (0.96%) Derivative
14 50 (0.93%) Mainframe
15 48 (0.89%) Linux Command Line
16 47 (0.87%) Equity Derivative
17 43 (0.80%) Client/Server
18 42 (0.78%) 3D Graphics
18 42 (0.78%) Home Automation
19 39 (0.72%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1375 (25.46%) Linux
2 816 (15.11%) Windows
3 337 (6.24%) Android
4 297 (5.50%) Unix
5 189 (3.50%) Apple iOS
6 174 (3.22%) Embedded Linux
7 63 (1.17%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 55 (1.02%) Windows Server
9 49 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 39 (0.72%) CentOS
11 36 (0.67%) Mac OS X
12 27 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
13 25 (0.46%) Windows 7
14 23 (0.43%) Windows XP
15 22 (0.41%) Windows 10
16 20 (0.37%) Mac OS
17 18 (0.33%) VxWorks
18 17 (0.31%) AIX
19 16 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
20 13 (0.24%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5306 (98.24%) Software Engineering
2 2200 (40.73%) Agile Software Development
3 1155 (21.38%) OO
4 1000 (18.52%) TDD
5 852 (15.77%) Scrum
6 655 (12.13%) Continuous Integration
7 631 (11.68%) MVC
8 571 (10.57%) Test Automation
9 469 (8.68%) SDLC
10 455 (8.42%) Mathematics
11 452 (8.37%) Open Source
12 450 (8.33%) Unit Testing
13 392 (7.26%) DevOps
14 378 (7.00%) Microservices
14 378 (7.00%) Multithreading
15 366 (6.78%) OOP
16 363 (6.72%) BDD
17 309 (5.72%) OOD
18 300 (5.55%) UML
19 286 (5.30%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2457 (45.49%) Java
2 2340 (43.33%) C++
3 2003 (37.09%) C#
4 1566 (28.99%) JavaScript
5 1385 (25.64%) C
6 1279 (23.68%) SQL
7 1198 (22.18%) Python
8 355 (6.57%) Embedded C
9 304 (5.63%) PHP
10 273 (5.05%) Scala
11 250 (4.63%) Embedded C++
12 208 (3.85%) Ruby
13 168 (3.11%) Perl
14 166 (3.07%) T-SQL
15 143 (2.65%) Go
15 143 (2.65%) MATLAB
16 121 (2.24%) PL/SQL
17 105 (1.94%) Bash Shell
18 85 (1.57%) Groovy
19 84 (1.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1468 (27.18%) Degree
2 454 (8.41%) Computer Science Degree
3 374 (6.92%) Security Cleared
4 200 (3.70%) PhD
5 136 (2.52%) SC Cleared
6 97 (1.80%) DV Cleared
7 90 (1.67%) Numerate Degree
8 33 (0.61%) Master's Degree
9 31 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
10 28 (0.52%) HND
11 20 (0.37%) MCP
12 16 (0.30%) Chartered Engineer
13 15 (0.28%) Postgraduate
14 12 (0.22%) PMI Certification
15 9 (0.17%) MCSD
16 4 (0.074%) Sun Certification
17 3 (0.056%) BPSS Clearance
17 3 (0.056%) Oracle Certification
18 2 (0.037%) CISSP
18 2 (0.037%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 192 (3.55%) QA
2 39 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 38 (0.70%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 37 (0.69%) ISO 9001
5 30 (0.56%) MISRA
6 23 (0.43%) PCI DSS
7 20 (0.37%) ISO 26262
8 17 (0.31%) Def Stans
9 15 (0.28%) Data Quality
9 15 (0.28%) DO-178B
9 15 (0.28%) IEC 61508
10 14 (0.26%) JTAG
11 13 (0.24%) MISRA C
12 12 (0.22%) SEPA
13 10 (0.19%) DO-254
14 9 (0.17%) MiFID
15 6 (0.11%) IEC 62304
16 3 (0.056%) IEC 61131
17 2 (0.037%) ISO 13485
17 2 (0.037%) WCAG
System Software
1 252 (4.67%) Docker
2 219 (4.05%) Firmware
3 29 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (0.41%) Active Directory
5 19 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (0.22%) KVM
7 7 (0.13%) Hyper-V
8 6 (0.11%) HDFS
8 6 (0.11%) VirtualBox
8 6 (0.11%) vSphere
9 5 (0.093%) LXC
10 4 (0.074%) Apache Flume
11 3 (0.056%) NFS
11 3 (0.056%) Snort
12 2 (0.037%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 2 (0.037%) Xen
13 1 (0.019%) Cronacle
13 1 (0.019%) Tivoli Directory Server
13 1 (0.019%) Varnish
13 1 (0.019%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 121 (2.24%) Puppet
2 113 (2.09%) Ansible
3 102 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
4 66 (1.22%) Kubernetes
5 41 (0.76%) Kibana
6 24 (0.44%) Terraform
7 16 (0.30%) Nagios
8 13 (0.24%) Salt
9 12 (0.22%) Opsview
10 8 (0.15%) Packer
11 6 (0.11%) CloudHub
11 6 (0.11%) logstash
12 3 (0.056%) Graphite
12 3 (0.056%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 3 (0.056%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 3 (0.056%) ZABBIX
13 2 (0.037%) HAProxy
13 2 (0.037%) Mesos
13 2 (0.037%) Oozie
13 2 (0.037%) rkt
Vendors
1 501 (9.28%) Microsoft
2 380 (7.04%) Oracle
3 142 (2.63%) Google
4 68 (1.26%) IBM
5 66 (1.22%) SAP
6 61 (1.13%) Red Hat
7 54 (1.00%) VMware
8 39 (0.72%) Zend
9 37 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
10 35 (0.65%) Freescale
11 33 (0.61%) Xamarin
12 32 (0.59%) Splunk
13 28 (0.52%) Sun
14 27 (0.50%) Atlassian
15 24 (0.44%) Adobe
16 21 (0.39%) Twitter
17 16 (0.30%) Apple
18 15 (0.28%) ILOG
19 14 (0.26%) DevExpress
19 14 (0.26%) JD Edwards
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Dundee, Angus
Search Consultancy
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Salary: 45,000 to £55,000
Posted: 12 hours ago
Livingston, West Lothian
Net Talent
Posted: 17 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £25k - 35k per year + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Surbiton, Surrey
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 to 40,000
Posted: 17 hours ago
Dartford, Kent
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000-60,000
Posted: 10 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £33,000
Posted: 17 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Health Insurance
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum To £55k + bonus/benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Innodigital
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum Up to 70,000 plus benefits and bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
IT Connections
Salary: to £60,000
Posted: 12 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Seebyte Ltd
Salary: From £24,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Tring, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Training
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric
Salary: £40,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Technical Futures
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum Excellent Starting Package
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum + pension, share options, 22 Days Hol
Posted: 16 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Salary: £25,000 to £40,000
Posted: 17 hours ago
Wiltshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £40000 - £49000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: £40,000 to £50,000 + 20% Bonus
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £50,000 to £95,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
IT Connections
Salary: 75000
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Amazing Prospects Ltd
Salary: £30k - 55k per year + Full Benefits Package,Best Around!!
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £53,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £0.00 per annum + £DOE + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago