Period
to 25 September 2017

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 25 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
UK
6 months to
25 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 26 31
Rank change year-on-year 0 +5 +7
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 13916 13195 13854
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.90% 6.89% 6.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.79% 7.73% 7.12%
Number of salaries quoted 11182 11576 12015
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.12% +11.25% -

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 158385 170603 194653
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.90% 89.13% 88.32%
Number of salaries quoted 124688 142287 160010
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 25 September 2017.

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 25 September 2017. 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 0 12915 £50,000 - 754
UK excluding London +6 8731 £45,000 +1.12% 485
London -1 4991 £65,000 +8.33% 297
South East -1 2343 £45,000 - 109
North of England +7 1797 £45,000 +8.43% 131
East of England +5 1719 £45,000 - 109
South West +3 1273 £42,500 -5.56% 65
North West +5 913 £45,000 +5.88% 73
Midlands -6 848 £40,000 - 44
Yorkshire +16 809 £45,000 +5.88% 50
Scotland +4 552 £40,000 - 20
West Midlands +14 518 £40,000 +6.67% 19
East Midlands -10 355 £40,000 - 24
Wales +16 196 £40,000 - 8
North East -7 75 £40,000 +15.11% 8
Northern Ireland -11 56 £37,500 +10.29% 1
Isle of Man -13 1 £60,000 +33.33%

For the 6 months to 25 September 2017, IT jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 6689 (48.07%) Agile Software Development
2 5836 (41.94%) Java
3 4311 (30.98%) JavaScript
4 4299 (30.89%) C#
5 3937 (28.29%) Degree
6 3568 (25.64%) C++
7 3302 (23.73%) .NET
8 3292 (23.66%) SQL
9 3126 (22.46%) HTML
10 3050 (21.92%) Computer Science
11 2801 (20.13%) Finance
12 2761 (19.84%) Linux
12 2761 (19.84%) TDD
13 2716 (19.52%) Scrum
14 2577 (18.52%) Python
15 2527 (18.16%) CSS
16 2475 (17.79%) OO
17 2202 (15.82%) AngularJS
18 1966 (14.13%) C
19 1892 (13.60%) SQL Server
20 1872 (13.45%) MVC
21 1756 (12.62%) Git (software)
22 1730 (12.43%) Windows
23 1715 (12.32%) Continuous Integration
24 1679 (12.07%) Web Services
25 1607 (11.55%) ASP.NET
25 1607 (11.55%) Test Automation
26 1557 (11.19%) SDLC
27 1467 (10.54%) Amazon AWS
28 1383 (9.94%) DevOps

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
1 446 (3.20%) Tomcat
2 409 (2.94%) Apache
3 396 (2.85%) Apache Spark
4 390 (2.80%) Elasticsearch
5 208 (1.49%) JBoss
6 195 (1.40%) CMS
7 143 (1.03%) IIS
8 123 (0.88%) Confluence
9 118 (0.85%) OpenStack
10 113 (0.81%) WebLogic
11 111 (0.80%) SharePoint
11 111 (0.80%) WebSphere
12 96 (0.69%) Apache Solr
12 96 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 80 (0.57%) nginx
14 71 (0.51%) Jetty
14 71 (0.51%) SAS
15 46 (0.33%) Cloud Foundry
16 45 (0.32%) Drupal
17 41 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 120 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 98 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
3 53 (0.38%) Simulink
4 39 (0.28%) Photoshop
5 35 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 17 (0.12%) MS Visio
7 12 (0.086%) Spreadsheet
8 11 (0.079%) Adobe After Effects
8 11 (0.079%) InVision
9 9 (0.065%) Adobe Illustrator
10 8 (0.057%) Stateflow
11 6 (0.043%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 6 (0.043%) Maple
12 5 (0.036%) Microsoft Project
12 5 (0.036%) SOLIDWORKS
13 4 (0.029%) SPSS
14 3 (0.022%) Adobe Captivate
14 3 (0.022%) CPLEX
14 3 (0.022%) Doxygen
14 3 (0.022%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 20 (0.14%) Magento
2 18 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 17 (0.12%) Eloqua
4 14 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
4 14 (0.10%) Dynamics GP
5 11 (0.079%) HFM
6 9 (0.065%) Hyperion Enterprise
6 9 (0.065%) Remedy ITSM
6 9 (0.065%) SessionCam
6 9 (0.065%) Social Studio
7 7 (0.050%) Hyperion Planning
8 6 (0.043%) Oracle Applications
8 6 (0.043%) Oracle Receivables
9 5 (0.036%) Cognos TM1
9 5 (0.036%) Dynamics NAV
9 5 (0.036%) LabWindows
9 5 (0.036%) MetaTrader
9 5 (0.036%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 4 (0.029%) SAP Hybris
11 3 (0.022%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 1467 (10.54%) Amazon AWS
2 817 (5.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 360 (2.59%) GitHub
4 344 (2.47%) SaaS
5 203 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
6 162 (1.16%) Google Cloud Platform
7 134 (0.96%) PaaS
8 113 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
9 94 (0.68%) npm
10 85 (0.61%) IaaS
11 66 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
12 54 (0.39%) OpenShift
13 53 (0.38%) Office 365
14 42 (0.30%) AWS Lambda
15 40 (0.29%) Heroku
16 37 (0.27%) Adobe Analytics
16 37 (0.27%) Amazon S3
17 30 (0.22%) Force.com
18 28 (0.20%) Amazon Kinesis
18 28 (0.20%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 382 (2.75%) Internet
2 363 (2.61%) HTTP
3 302 (2.17%) TCP/IP
4 214 (1.54%) Wireless
5 132 (0.95%) Ethernet
6 105 (0.75%) Firewall
7 88 (0.63%) Bluetooth
8 66 (0.47%) SSL
9 59 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
10 58 (0.42%) RS-232
11 49 (0.35%) DNS
11 49 (0.35%) VPN
12 44 (0.32%) InfiniBand
13 37 (0.27%) VoIP
14 36 (0.26%) RS-485
15 33 (0.24%) AMQP
16 31 (0.22%) WAN
17 30 (0.22%) ZigBee
18 28 (0.20%) Network Security
19 25 (0.18%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1892 (13.60%) SQL Server
2 1054 (7.57%) MySQL
3 1024 (7.36%) NoSQL
4 865 (6.22%) Big Data
5 807 (5.80%) Relational Database
6 761 (5.47%) MongoDB
7 589 (4.23%) Hadoop
8 393 (2.82%) Apache Cassandra
8 393 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
9 328 (2.36%) RDBMS
10 239 (1.72%) Redis
11 216 (1.55%) Oracle Database
12 147 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 140 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
14 131 (0.94%) Blockchain
15 127 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
15 127 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 108 (0.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 108 (0.78%) Apache Hive
17 107 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1756 (12.62%) Git (software)
2 936 (6.73%) Jenkins
3 760 (5.46%) Visual Studio
4 676 (4.86%) Subversion
5 669 (4.81%) JIRA
6 619 (4.45%) Selenium
7 535 (3.84%) Maven
8 498 (3.58%) JUnit
9 464 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
10 363 (2.61%) Cucumber
11 341 (2.45%) TeamCity
12 337 (2.42%) NUnit
13 309 (2.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 211 (1.52%) Gradle
15 208 (1.49%) Eclipse
16 189 (1.36%) WebDriver
17 172 (1.24%) Mercurial
18 171 (1.23%) Bitbucket
19 156 (1.12%) Octopus Deploy
20 142 (1.02%) gulp
General
1 2801 (20.13%) Finance
2 1177 (8.46%) Banking
3 992 (7.13%) Retail
4 681 (4.89%) Investment Banking
5 649 (4.66%) Electronics
6 580 (4.17%) Retail Banking
7 535 (3.84%) Telecoms
8 526 (3.78%) Marketing
9 442 (3.18%) Games
10 400 (2.87%) Front Office
11 310 (2.23%) Manufacturing
12 217 (1.56%) Automotive
13 197 (1.42%) Financial Institution
14 174 (1.25%) Advertising
15 156 (1.12%) Aerospace
16 128 (0.92%) Legal
17 94 (0.68%) Publishing
18 91 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
19 81 (0.58%) Back Office
20 76 (0.55%) Military
Job Titles
1 6073 (43.64%) Software Engineer
2 5252 (37.74%) Developer
3 1416 (10.18%) Software Developer
4 1360 (9.77%) Java Developer
5 1319 (9.48%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1265 (9.09%) Java Engineer
7 1176 (8.45%) C++ Software Engineer
8 1135 (8.16%) Senior Developer
9 1107 (7.95%) C# Developer
10 1093 (7.85%) .NET Developer
11 1053 (7.57%) Java Software Engineer
12 861 (6.19%) C# Software Engineer
13 790 (5.68%) Developer/Software Engineer
14 785 (5.64%) Graduate
15 737 (5.30%) C# .NET Developer
16 613 (4.41%) Embedded Engineer
17 558 (4.01%) .NET Software Engineer
18 553 (3.97%) Embedded Software Engineer
19 478 (3.43%) Junior
20 457 (3.28%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3302 (23.73%) .NET
2 3126 (22.46%) HTML
3 2527 (18.16%) CSS
4 2202 (15.82%) AngularJS
5 1679 (12.07%) Web Services
6 1607 (11.55%) ASP.NET
7 1354 (9.73%) Spring
8 1301 (9.35%) HTML5
9 1269 (9.12%) REST
10 1233 (8.86%) Node.js
11 1225 (8.80%) jQuery
12 1081 (7.77%) XML
13 1056 (7.59%) RESTful
14 976 (7.01%) React
15 773 (5.55%) ASP.NET MVC
16 743 (5.34%) ASP.NET Web API
17 730 (5.25%) .NET Framework
18 681 (4.89%) JSON
19 680 (4.89%) CSS3
20 669 (4.81%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3050 (21.92%) Computer Science
2 1170 (8.41%) Analytical Skills
3 846 (6.08%) Greenfield Project
4 802 (5.76%) Algorithms
5 763 (5.48%) User Experience
6 516 (3.71%) Fintech
7 493 (3.54%) Mobile App
8 394 (2.83%) Enterprise Software
9 314 (2.26%) Data Structures
10 279 (2.00%) Derivative
11 266 (1.91%) Embedded Systems
12 264 (1.90%) Management Information System
13 182 (1.31%) Equity Derivative
14 129 (0.93%) Device Driver
15 127 (0.91%) Online Banking
16 126 (0.91%) Virtual Team
17 122 (0.88%) Client/Server
18 108 (0.78%) Data Centre
19 103 (0.74%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
20 97 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 2761 (19.84%) Linux
2 1730 (12.43%) Windows
3 713 (5.12%) Unix
4 705 (5.07%) Android
5 565 (4.06%) Apple iOS
6 199 (1.43%) Embedded Linux
7 103 (0.74%) Windows Server
8 97 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 78 (0.56%) CentOS
10 77 (0.55%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 76 (0.55%) Ubuntu
12 61 (0.44%) VxWorks
13 52 (0.37%) Mac OS
14 44 (0.32%) Mac OS X
15 42 (0.30%) Solaris
15 42 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
16 36 (0.26%) Windows 7
17 35 (0.25%) Debian
18 32 (0.23%) Windows 10
19 26 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6689 (48.07%) Agile Software Development
2 2761 (19.84%) TDD
3 2716 (19.52%) Scrum
4 2475 (17.79%) OO
5 1872 (13.45%) MVC
6 1715 (12.32%) Continuous Integration
7 1607 (11.55%) Test Automation
8 1557 (11.19%) SDLC
9 1383 (9.94%) DevOps
10 1324 (9.51%) BDD
11 1170 (8.41%) Microservices
12 1124 (8.08%) Unit Testing
13 1087 (7.81%) Web Development
14 1082 (7.78%) Mathematics
15 976 (7.01%) Open Source
16 948 (6.81%) Mentoring
17 935 (6.72%) OOP
18 906 (6.51%) Multithreading
19 770 (5.53%) Analytics
20 749 (5.38%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 5836 (41.94%) Java
2 4311 (30.98%) JavaScript
3 4299 (30.89%) C#
4 3568 (25.64%) C++
5 3292 (23.66%) SQL
6 2577 (18.52%) Python
7 1966 (14.13%) C
8 838 (6.02%) PHP
9 763 (5.48%) Scala
10 695 (4.99%) Ruby
11 497 (3.57%) T-SQL
12 420 (3.02%) Embedded C
13 337 (2.42%) Go
14 321 (2.31%) PL/SQL
15 313 (2.25%) Perl
16 291 (2.09%) MATLAB
17 264 (1.90%) VB.NET
18 259 (1.86%) Bash Shell
19 250 (1.80%) Embedded C++
20 247 (1.77%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 3937 (28.29%) Degree
2 1333 (9.58%) Computer Science Degree
3 672 (4.83%) Security Cleared
4 427 (3.07%) PhD
5 278 (2.00%) SC Cleared
6 200 (1.44%) Numerate Degree
7 180 (1.29%) DV Cleared
8 126 (0.91%) Master's Degree
9 117 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
10 94 (0.68%) HND
11 83 (0.60%) ISEB
11 83 (0.60%) ISTQB
12 76 (0.55%) PMI Certification
13 68 (0.49%) MCP
14 50 (0.36%) PMP
15 37 (0.27%) Sun Certification
16 35 (0.25%) CISSP
17 30 (0.22%) GCIA
18 29 (0.21%) GCIH
19 28 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 935 (6.72%) QA
2 69 (0.50%) ISO 9001
3 60 (0.43%) MISRA
4 53 (0.38%) SLA
5 39 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 38 (0.27%) Data Quality
7 30 (0.22%) GCP
7 30 (0.22%) PCI DSS
8 26 (0.19%) MISRA C
9 25 (0.18%) SEPA
10 24 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
10 24 (0.17%) DO-178B
11 23 (0.17%) ISO 26262
12 22 (0.16%) MiFID
13 17 (0.12%) Def Stans
13 17 (0.12%) IEC 61508
14 14 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 13 (0.093%) PMO
16 11 (0.079%) ISO 13485
17 10 (0.072%) GPG13
System Software
1 852 (6.12%) Docker
2 244 (1.75%) Firmware
3 106 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 61 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
5 56 (0.40%) Active Directory
6 30 (0.22%) HDFS
7 26 (0.19%) Apache Flume
8 20 (0.14%) Hyper-V
8 20 (0.14%) Snort
9 19 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
10 18 (0.13%) vSphere
10 18 (0.13%) Xen
11 16 (0.11%) etcd
11 16 (0.11%) flannel
12 11 (0.079%) KVM
13 9 (0.065%) Oracle RAC
14 8 (0.057%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 8 (0.057%) Ceph
14 8 (0.057%) NFS
15 7 (0.050%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 474 (3.41%) Puppet
2 442 (3.18%) Ansible
3 339 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
4 276 (1.98%) Kubernetes
5 113 (0.81%) Terraform
6 46 (0.33%) Salt
7 44 (0.32%) Packer
8 40 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
8 40 (0.29%) Kibana
9 36 (0.26%) Consul
10 29 (0.21%) Mesos
10 29 (0.21%) Nagios
11 23 (0.17%) Opsview
12 22 (0.16%) ZABBIX
13 21 (0.15%) Grafana
14 20 (0.14%) rkt
15 17 (0.12%) Capistrano
16 16 (0.11%) Sysdig
17 15 (0.11%) Cobbler
18 14 (0.10%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 1307 (9.39%) Microsoft
2 1230 (8.84%) Oracle
3 362 (2.60%) Google
4 277 (1.99%) SAP
5 167 (1.20%) VMware
6 165 (1.19%) Red Hat
7 153 (1.10%) IBM
8 119 (0.86%) Atlassian
8 119 (0.86%) Zend
9 116 (0.83%) Adobe
10 103 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
11 96 (0.69%) Xamarin
12 90 (0.65%) HP
13 85 (0.61%) Cadence
14 80 (0.57%) Sun
15 72 (0.52%) Cisco
16 55 (0.40%) New Relic
16 55 (0.40%) Splunk
17 52 (0.37%) Sitecore
18 51 (0.37%) EMC