Period
to 20 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 6 months to 20 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
UK
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 23 26
Rank change year-on-year +1 +3 +15
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 15,615 13,092 14,142
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.80% 7.59% 6.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.68% 8.39% 7.68%
Number of salaries quoted 12,461 11,042 12,520
UK median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £43,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year +9.20% +1.16% +7.50%

Software Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 161,231 156,030 184,053
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.84% 90.43% 89.94%
Number of salaries quoted 130,643 128,474 152,913
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,128 £27,854 £27,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in the UK

Software Engineering
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineering.

Salary trend for Software Engineering in the UK

Software Engineering
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering over the 6 months to 20 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Engineering in the UK

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the UK over the 6 months to 20 April 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 +1 14,621 £52,500 +5.00% 2,535
UK excluding London +3 9,998 £47,500 +9.20% 1,909
London +2 5,414 £62,500 - 840
South East +1 2,937 £47,500 +5.56% 462
North of England +3 2,086 £47,500 +11.76% 390
East of England +5 1,770 £52,500 +16.67% 331
South West +5 1,422 £47,500 +13.10% 297
North West +10 1,171 £47,750 +12.35% 205
Midlands +9 996 £45,000 +12.50% 216
Yorkshire -6 769 £45,000 +5.88% 150
Scotland +8 591 £47,500 +11.76% 133
West Midlands +10 579 £45,000 +9.76% 141
East Midlands +2 418 £48,000 +20.00% 75
North East +6 146 £50,000 +17.65% 35
Wales -14 134 £40,000 -11.11% 43
Northern Ireland +6 73 £40,000 +6.67% 38
Isle of Man - 4 £40,500 -

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, IT jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 7,880 (50.46%) Agile Software Development
2 6,273 (40.17%) Java
3 5,131 (32.86%) C#
4 4,842 (31.01%) JavaScript
5 3,887 (24.89%) SQL
6 3,786 (24.25%) Degree
7 3,749 (24.01%) .NET
8 3,696 (23.67%) C++
9 3,318 (21.25%) TDD
10 3,296 (21.11%) Python
11 2,960 (18.96%) Computer Science
12 2,927 (18.74%) HTML
13 2,889 (18.50%) Linux
14 2,857 (18.30%) Scrum
15 2,634 (16.87%) Finance
16 2,623 (16.80%) AngularJS
17 2,475 (15.85%) CSS
18 2,447 (15.67%) Amazon AWS
19 2,425 (15.53%) OO
20 2,216 (14.19%) DevOps
21 2,173 (13.92%) Continuous Integration
22 2,128 (13.63%) C
23 2,052 (13.14%) Web Services
24 2,045 (13.10%) MVC
25 1,968 (12.60%) Microservices
26 1,908 (12.22%) Problem-Solving
27 1,894 (12.13%) Git (software)
28 1,866 (11.95%) SQL Server
29 1,837 (11.76%) Test Automation
30 1,818 (11.64%) ASP.NET

Software Engineering
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
1 503 (3.22%) Elasticsearch
2 496 (3.18%) Apache Spark
3 365 (2.34%) Apache
4 341 (2.18%) Tomcat
5 326 (2.09%) CMS
6 203 (1.30%) Confluence
7 195 (1.25%) JBoss
8 176 (1.13%) Apache Solr
9 162 (1.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 155 (0.99%) WebSphere
11 142 (0.91%) OpenStack
12 94 (0.60%) SharePoint
13 91 (0.58%) IIS
14 86 (0.55%) WebLogic
15 77 (0.49%) nginx
16 72 (0.46%) Umbraco
17 71 (0.45%) Jetty
18 60 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 60 (0.38%) Apache Pig
19 57 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 98 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 72 (0.46%) Microsoft Office
3 55 (0.35%) Photoshop
4 46 (0.29%) Simulink
5 26 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 19 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
7 16 (0.10%) Chatbot
8 15 (0.096%) SOLIDWORKS
9 12 (0.077%) InVision
9 12 (0.077%) OmniGraffle
10 11 (0.070%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 11 (0.070%) Microsoft Project
11 10 (0.064%) MS Visio
12 9 (0.058%) Stateflow
13 8 (0.051%) GIMP
14 5 (0.032%) Abaqus
14 5 (0.032%) NASTRAN
14 5 (0.032%) Spreadsheet
15 4 (0.026%) Doxygen
15 4 (0.026%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 116 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 65 (0.42%) SAP Hybris
3 33 (0.21%) Front Arena
4 32 (0.20%) Eagle PACE
4 32 (0.20%) thinkFolio
5 29 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
6 28 (0.18%) Magento
7 25 (0.16%) Ripple
8 24 (0.15%) Distributed Ledger
8 24 (0.15%) Eloqua
9 20 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
10 14 (0.090%) Dynamics AX
11 11 (0.070%) Oracle EBS
11 11 (0.070%) SimCorp Dimension
12 10 (0.064%) Cognos TM1
12 10 (0.064%) LabWindows
12 10 (0.064%) Ripple XRP
13 8 (0.051%) Dynamics GP
13 8 (0.051%) Infor M3
13 8 (0.051%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 2,447 (15.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1,463 (9.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 477 (3.05%) SaaS
4 367 (2.35%) GitHub
5 315 (2.02%) Google Cloud Platform
6 204 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
7 202 (1.29%) Serverless
8 182 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
9 173 (1.11%) PaaS
10 134 (0.86%) npm
11 132 (0.85%) Amazon S3
12 125 (0.80%) IaaS
13 109 (0.70%) AWS Lambda
14 88 (0.56%) OpenShift
15 82 (0.53%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 78 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
17 76 (0.49%) Amazon Kinesis
18 75 (0.48%) Slack
19 74 (0.47%) Office 365
20 70 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 368 (2.36%) Internet
2 314 (2.01%) TCP/IP
3 283 (1.81%) Wireless
4 278 (1.78%) HTTP
5 97 (0.62%) Network Security
6 93 (0.60%) Firewall
7 92 (0.59%) DNS
8 82 (0.53%) Bluetooth
8 82 (0.53%) Ethernet
9 71 (0.45%) WAN
10 67 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
11 65 (0.42%) SMS
12 60 (0.38%) DHCP
12 60 (0.38%) GSM
13 59 (0.38%) SSL
14 58 (0.37%) LAN
15 55 (0.35%) LTE
15 55 (0.35%) UMTS
16 48 (0.31%) Wireshark
17 46 (0.29%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,866 (11.95%) SQL Server
2 1,356 (8.68%) NoSQL
3 1,065 (6.82%) MySQL
4 1,032 (6.61%) Big Data
5 986 (6.31%) MongoDB
6 667 (4.27%) Relational Database
7 629 (4.03%) Hadoop
8 555 (3.55%) PostgreSQL
9 479 (3.07%) Apache Cassandra
10 340 (2.18%) Redis
11 190 (1.22%) RDBMS
12 161 (1.03%) Apache Hive
13 159 (1.02%) Blockchain
14 145 (0.93%) Oracle Database
15 135 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
16 134 (0.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 126 (0.81%) Amazon Redshift
18 119 (0.76%) HBase
19 112 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 103 (0.66%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1,894 (12.13%) Git (software)
2 1,238 (7.93%) Jenkins
3 806 (5.16%) JIRA
4 692 (4.43%) Visual Studio
5 615 (3.94%) Subversion
6 612 (3.92%) Selenium
7 558 (3.57%) Maven
8 524 (3.36%) JUnit
9 467 (2.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 395 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
11 384 (2.46%) Cucumber
12 371 (2.38%) TeamCity
13 287 (1.84%) NUnit
14 275 (1.76%) Gradle
15 270 (1.73%) Bitbucket
15 270 (1.73%) Octopus Deploy
16 269 (1.72%) gulp
17 204 (1.31%) Eclipse
18 190 (1.22%) Mercurial
19 187 (1.20%) webpack
General
1 2,634 (16.87%) Finance
2 783 (5.01%) Retail
3 673 (4.31%) Banking
4 657 (4.21%) Electronics
5 577 (3.70%) Games
6 489 (3.13%) Marketing
7 440 (2.82%) Telecoms
8 293 (1.88%) Advertising
9 260 (1.67%) Manufacturing
10 216 (1.38%) Front Office
11 180 (1.15%) Automotive
12 178 (1.14%) Investment Banking
13 151 (0.97%) Law
14 140 (0.90%) Aerospace
15 130 (0.83%) Financial Institution
16 85 (0.54%) Retail Banking
17 83 (0.53%) Legal
18 74 (0.47%) Back Office
19 72 (0.46%) Publishing
20 69 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6,551 (41.95%) Software Engineer
2 6,171 (39.52%) Developer
3 1,800 (11.53%) Java Developer
4 1,674 (10.72%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1,563 (10.01%) Software Developer
6 1,545 (9.89%) Java Engineer
7 1,369 (8.77%) C# Developer
8 1,321 (8.46%) Java Software Engineer
9 1,256 (8.04%) Senior Developer
10 1,229 (7.87%) .NET Developer
11 1,183 (7.58%) C++ Software Engineer
12 903 (5.78%) Developer/Software Engineer
13 891 (5.71%) C# Software Engineer
14 843 (5.40%) C# .NET Developer
15 762 (4.88%) Embedded Engineer
16 670 (4.29%) Embedded Software Engineer
17 662 (4.24%) Graduate
18 617 (3.95%) .NET Software Engineer
19 582 (3.73%) C# Software Developer
20 519 (3.32%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,749 (24.01%) .NET
2 2,927 (18.74%) HTML
3 2,623 (16.80%) AngularJS
4 2,475 (15.85%) CSS
5 2,052 (13.14%) Web Services
6 1,818 (11.64%) ASP.NET
7 1,770 (11.34%) Spring
8 1,717 (11.00%) React
9 1,596 (10.22%) RESTful
10 1,282 (8.21%) Node.js
11 1,251 (8.01%) HTML5
12 1,206 (7.72%) jQuery
13 1,126 (7.21%) REST
14 930 (5.96%) XML
15 908 (5.81%) ASP.NET MVC
16 840 (5.38%) .NET Framework
17 753 (4.82%) J2EE
18 674 (4.32%) ASP.NET Web API
19 643 (4.12%) CSS3
20 612 (3.92%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 2,960 (18.96%) Computer Science
2 1,204 (7.71%) Greenfield Project
3 984 (6.30%) User Experience
4 922 (5.90%) Algorithms
5 882 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
6 596 (3.82%) Fintech
7 557 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
8 506 (3.24%) Enterprise Software
9 462 (2.96%) Mobile App
10 350 (2.24%) Data Structures
11 239 (1.53%) Embedded Systems
12 213 (1.36%) Data Centre
13 191 (1.22%) Management Information System
13 191 (1.22%) Public Cloud
14 166 (1.06%) Client/Server
15 143 (0.92%) Linux Command Line
16 138 (0.88%) Robotics
17 131 (0.84%) Online Games
18 122 (0.78%) Derivative
19 119 (0.76%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 2,889 (18.50%) Linux
2 1,704 (10.91%) Windows
3 668 (4.28%) Android
4 576 (3.69%) Unix
5 503 (3.22%) Apple iOS
6 193 (1.24%) Embedded Linux
7 121 (0.77%) Windows Server
8 63 (0.40%) CentOS
9 62 (0.40%) Ubuntu
10 55 (0.35%) Debian
10 55 (0.35%) Mac OS
11 52 (0.33%) Mac OS X
12 51 (0.33%) Windows 10
13 48 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 48 (0.31%) Windows 7
14 42 (0.27%) FreeRTOS
15 39 (0.25%) CoreOS
16 32 (0.20%) AIX
17 28 (0.18%) Windows Phone
18 27 (0.17%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 7,880 (50.46%) Agile Software Development
2 3,318 (21.25%) TDD
3 2,857 (18.30%) Scrum
4 2,425 (15.53%) OO
5 2,216 (14.19%) DevOps
6 2,173 (13.92%) Continuous Integration
7 2,045 (13.10%) MVC
8 1,968 (12.60%) Microservices
9 1,908 (12.22%) Problem-Solving
10 1,837 (11.76%) Test Automation
11 1,622 (10.39%) SDLC
12 1,511 (9.68%) BDD
13 1,294 (8.29%) Mentoring
14 1,220 (7.81%) Mathematics
15 1,214 (7.77%) Web Development
16 1,156 (7.40%) Unit Testing
17 1,148 (7.35%) Open Source
18 1,042 (6.67%) Machine Learning
19 994 (6.37%) OOP
20 961 (6.15%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 6,273 (40.17%) Java
2 5,131 (32.86%) C#
3 4,842 (31.01%) JavaScript
4 3,887 (24.89%) SQL
5 3,696 (23.67%) C++
6 3,296 (21.11%) Python
7 2,128 (13.63%) C
8 1,089 (6.97%) PHP
9 895 (5.73%) Scala
10 797 (5.10%) Ruby
11 747 (4.78%) Java 8
12 445 (2.85%) T-SQL
13 400 (2.56%) Embedded C
14 391 (2.50%) Go
15 350 (2.24%) Bash Shell
16 337 (2.16%) PowerShell
17 331 (2.12%) Embedded C++
18 326 (2.09%) Perl
19 322 (2.06%) TypeScript
20 231 (1.48%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 3,786 (24.25%) Degree
2 1,247 (7.99%) Computer Science Degree
3 604 (3.87%) Security Cleared
4 418 (2.68%) PhD
5 262 (1.68%) SC Cleared
6 189 (1.21%) DV Cleared
7 142 (0.91%) Master's Degree
8 141 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
9 110 (0.70%) Numerate Degree
10 72 (0.46%) ISEB
11 66 (0.42%) MCP
12 63 (0.40%) SAFe Agilist
13 59 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
14 56 (0.36%) Sun Certification
15 52 (0.33%) MCSE
16 51 (0.33%) HND
17 47 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
17 47 (0.30%) CISSP
18 41 (0.26%) PMI Certification
18 41 (0.26%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,041 (6.67%) QA
2 81 (0.52%) GCP
3 66 (0.42%) ISO 9001
4 55 (0.35%) MISRA
4 55 (0.35%) PCI DSS
5 42 (0.27%) SLA
6 36 (0.23%) GDPR
7 33 (0.21%) PMO
8 26 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 25 (0.16%) Data Quality
10 24 (0.15%) DO-178B
11 22 (0.14%) ISO 13485
12 20 (0.13%) IEC 61508
13 18 (0.12%) ISO 26262
13 18 (0.12%) MISRA C
14 17 (0.11%) MiFID
15 14 (0.090%) Def Stans
16 13 (0.083%) ECSS
16 13 (0.083%) IEC 62304
17 12 (0.077%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 1,427 (9.14%) Docker
2 242 (1.55%) Firmware
3 154 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 91 (0.58%) Active Directory
5 57 (0.37%) HDFS
6 52 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
7 49 (0.31%) Hyper-V
8 47 (0.30%) vSphere
9 44 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
10 37 (0.24%) VMware NSX
11 31 (0.20%) Apache Flume
12 29 (0.19%) LXC
13 25 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
13 25 (0.16%) XenApp
14 24 (0.15%) VirtualBox
14 24 (0.15%) XenDesktop
15 16 (0.10%) Ceph
16 14 (0.090%) Varnish
17 13 (0.083%) Apache ZooKeeper
18 10 (0.064%) NFS
Systems Management
1 642 (4.11%) Ansible
2 590 (3.78%) Puppet
3 485 (3.11%) Opscode Chef
4 475 (3.04%) Kubernetes
5 335 (2.15%) Terraform
6 73 (0.47%) HockeyApp
7 60 (0.38%) Nagios
7 60 (0.38%) vCenter Server
8 51 (0.33%) Docker Swarm
9 48 (0.31%) Kibana
9 48 (0.31%) SCVMM
10 46 (0.29%) Mesos
10 46 (0.29%) Prometheus
11 40 (0.26%) Marathon
12 35 (0.22%) SCCM
13 31 (0.20%) Packer
14 30 (0.19%) logstash
15 29 (0.19%) ZABBIX
16 24 (0.15%) Cobbler
16 24 (0.15%) Salt
Vendors
1 1,793 (11.48%) Microsoft
2 1,081 (6.92%) Oracle
3 653 (4.18%) Google
4 285 (1.83%) VMware
5 245 (1.57%) Atlassian
6 202 (1.29%) SAP
7 167 (1.07%) IBM
8 166 (1.06%) Xamarin
9 158 (1.01%) WorldPay
10 147 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
11 124 (0.79%) Cisco
12 110 (0.70%) Adobe
13 102 (0.65%) Cloudera
14 97 (0.62%) Capita
15 94 (0.60%) hybris
16 90 (0.58%) Red Hat
17 87 (0.56%) Sitecore
18 85 (0.54%) MuleSoft
19 76 (0.49%) Zend
20 73 (0.47%) Citrix