Period
to 20 June 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 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
UK
6 months to
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 24 28
Rank change year-on-year +1 +4 +10
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 15,519 13,159 13,804
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 9.00% 7.64% 6.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.92% 8.42% 7.63%
Number of salaries quoted 12,182 10,900 12,170
UK median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,725 £28,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £76,250 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year +11.76% -3.41% +10.00%

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 156,442 156,194 180,871
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.77% 90.63% 89.96%
Number of salaries quoted 125,751 127,200 150,466
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +2.15%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 June 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 June 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 +2 14,445 £52,500 +9.47% 2,525
UK excluding London +3 9,760 £47,500 +11.76% 1,882
London +4 5,582 £65,000 +4.00% 861
South East +3 2,763 £50,000 +11.11% 492
North of England +3 2,090 £45,000 +5.88% 371
South West +3 1,527 £47,500 +18.75% 262
East of England +2 1,452 £50,550 +12.33% 310
North West +15 1,151 £48,250 +13.53% 191
Midlands +10 1,047 £45,000 +12.50% 229
Yorkshire -9 760 £45,000 +2.27% 151
Scotland +12 664 £50,000 +25.00% 157
West Midlands +15 621 £45,000 +12.50% 127
East Midlands +8 426 £47,500 +18.75% 101
North East +17 179 £45,000 +5.88% 29
Wales -5 160 £40,000 -11.11% 40
Northern Ireland +9 75 £45,000 +20.00% 21
Isle of Man - 3 £40,500 -

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 7,974 (51.38%) Agile Software Development
2 6,309 (40.65%) Java
3 5,132 (33.07%) C#
4 4,892 (31.52%) JavaScript
5 4,000 (25.77%) SQL
6 3,811 (24.56%) .NET
7 3,697 (23.82%) Degree
8 3,468 (22.35%) C++
9 3,339 (21.52%) Python
10 3,299 (21.26%) TDD
11 2,926 (18.85%) HTML
12 2,796 (18.02%) Computer Science
13 2,786 (17.95%) Scrum
14 2,763 (17.80%) AngularJS
15 2,737 (17.64%) Finance
16 2,730 (17.59%) Linux
17 2,541 (16.37%) Amazon AWS
18 2,447 (15.77%) CSS
19 2,402 (15.48%) Continuous Integration
20 2,398 (15.45%) DevOps
21 2,392 (15.41%) OO
22 2,113 (13.62%) C
23 2,074 (13.36%) MVC
23 2,074 (13.36%) Git (software)
24 2,047 (13.19%) Microservices
25 2,007 (12.93%) Web Services
26 1,889 (12.17%) Microsoft
27 1,877 (12.09%) Problem-Solving
28 1,849 (11.91%) Test Automation
29 1,844 (11.88%) 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
1 513 (3.31%) Elasticsearch
2 432 (2.78%) Apache Spark
3 426 (2.75%) Apache
4 385 (2.48%) CMS
5 349 (2.25%) Tomcat
6 226 (1.46%) Confluence
7 213 (1.37%) JBoss
8 192 (1.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 161 (1.04%) WebSphere
10 147 (0.95%) Apache Solr
11 111 (0.72%) OpenStack
12 103 (0.66%) IIS
13 85 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
13 85 (0.55%) WebLogic
14 83 (0.53%) nginx
15 82 (0.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 81 (0.52%) SharePoint
17 76 (0.49%) WordPress
18 68 (0.44%) EPiServer
19 62 (0.40%) Ethereum
Applications
1 112 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 96 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
3 52 (0.34%) Photoshop
4 46 (0.30%) Simulink
5 35 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 20 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
7 17 (0.11%) MS Visio
8 16 (0.10%) Chatbot
9 14 (0.090%) Microsoft Project
10 12 (0.077%) Stateflow
11 10 (0.064%) Spreadsheet
12 9 (0.058%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 8 (0.052%) SOLIDWORKS
14 7 (0.045%) GIMP
14 7 (0.045%) TargetLink
15 5 (0.032%) Fireworks
15 5 (0.032%) InVision
16 2 (0.013%) FrameMaker
16 2 (0.013%) Maya
16 2 (0.013%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 78 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 55 (0.35%) SAP Hybris
3 48 (0.31%) thinkFolio
4 45 (0.29%) Front Arena
5 42 (0.27%) Eagle PACE
6 37 (0.24%) Eloqua
7 36 (0.23%) Distributed Ledger
8 29 (0.19%) Ripple
9 28 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
10 19 (0.12%) Magento
11 16 (0.10%) Bloomberg AIM
12 15 (0.097%) Dynamics AX
13 14 (0.090%) Markit EDM
14 10 (0.064%) Cognos TM1
15 9 (0.058%) Oracle BPM
15 9 (0.058%) Oracle EBS
15 9 (0.058%) SDL Web 8
16 8 (0.052%) BASE24
16 8 (0.052%) Dynamics NAV
16 8 (0.052%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 2,541 (16.37%) Amazon AWS
2 1,644 (10.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 464 (2.99%) SaaS
4 385 (2.48%) GitHub
5 350 (2.26%) Google Cloud Platform
6 257 (1.66%) Serverless
7 211 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
8 204 (1.31%) Amazon EC2
9 169 (1.09%) PaaS
10 152 (0.98%) Amazon S3
11 138 (0.89%) npm
12 129 (0.83%) AWS Lambda
13 117 (0.75%) IaaS
14 91 (0.59%) OpenShift
15 82 (0.53%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 78 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
17 76 (0.49%) Amazon Kinesis
18 68 (0.44%) Office 365
19 63 (0.41%) Slack
20 54 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 352 (2.27%) Internet
2 316 (2.04%) HTTP
3 304 (1.96%) TCP/IP
4 183 (1.18%) Wireless
5 128 (0.82%) Firewall
6 108 (0.70%) Network Security
7 97 (0.63%) Ethernet
8 89 (0.57%) DNS
9 84 (0.54%) Bluetooth
10 66 (0.43%) WAN
11 64 (0.41%) SMS
12 62 (0.40%) SSL
13 55 (0.35%) LAN
14 54 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
15 48 (0.31%) AMQP
16 46 (0.30%) FTP
17 43 (0.28%) 802.11
18 41 (0.26%) SNMP
19 38 (0.24%) NetScaler
19 38 (0.24%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,834 (11.82%) SQL Server
2 1,376 (8.87%) NoSQL
3 1,057 (6.81%) Big Data
4 1,018 (6.56%) MySQL
5 983 (6.33%) MongoDB
6 715 (4.61%) Relational Database
7 554 (3.57%) Hadoop
8 522 (3.36%) PostgreSQL
9 434 (2.80%) Apache Cassandra
10 342 (2.20%) Redis
11 227 (1.46%) Blockchain
12 207 (1.33%) RDBMS
13 153 (0.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 145 (0.93%) Apache Hive
15 134 (0.86%) Oracle Database
16 125 (0.81%) Amazon Redshift
17 124 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
18 117 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 112 (0.72%) HBase
20 107 (0.69%) GIS
Development Applications
1 2,074 (13.36%) Git (software)
2 1,470 (9.47%) Jenkins
3 802 (5.17%) JIRA
4 746 (4.81%) Visual Studio
5 675 (4.35%) Selenium
6 593 (3.82%) Subversion
7 580 (3.74%) Maven
8 553 (3.56%) JUnit
9 465 (3.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 454 (2.93%) Team Foundation Server
11 437 (2.82%) TeamCity
12 391 (2.52%) Cucumber
13 291 (1.88%) Octopus Deploy
14 283 (1.82%) NUnit
15 273 (1.76%) Gradle
16 269 (1.73%) Bitbucket
17 253 (1.63%) gulp
18 220 (1.42%) Eclipse
19 217 (1.40%) Vagrant
20 183 (1.18%) webpack
General
1 2,737 (17.64%) Finance
2 695 (4.48%) Banking
3 672 (4.33%) Retail
4 580 (3.74%) Games
5 566 (3.65%) Electronics
6 563 (3.63%) Marketing
7 344 (2.22%) Telecoms
8 309 (1.99%) Front Office
9 303 (1.95%) Manufacturing
10 253 (1.63%) Advertising
11 249 (1.60%) Investment Banking
12 226 (1.46%) Automotive
13 209 (1.35%) Financial Institution
14 155 (1.00%) Aerospace
15 154 (0.99%) Law
16 106 (0.68%) Military
17 96 (0.62%) Back Office
18 94 (0.61%) Retail Banking
19 93 (0.60%) Publishing
20 92 (0.59%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6,470 (41.69%) Software Engineer
2 6,035 (38.89%) Developer
3 1,770 (11.41%) Java Developer
4 1,596 (10.28%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1,514 (9.76%) Software Developer
6 1,496 (9.64%) Java Engineer
7 1,416 (9.12%) C# Developer
8 1,282 (8.26%) Java Software Engineer
9 1,241 (8.00%) .NET Developer
10 1,204 (7.76%) Senior Developer
11 1,006 (6.48%) C++ Software Engineer
12 947 (6.10%) C# Software Engineer
13 907 (5.84%) Developer/Software Engineer
14 865 (5.57%) C# .NET Developer
15 671 (4.32%) Embedded Engineer
16 646 (4.16%) .NET Software Engineer
17 602 (3.88%) Graduate
18 595 (3.83%) Embedded Software Engineer
19 564 (3.63%) C# Software Developer
20 552 (3.56%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,811 (24.56%) .NET
2 2,926 (18.85%) HTML
3 2,763 (17.80%) AngularJS
4 2,447 (15.77%) CSS
5 2,007 (12.93%) Web Services
6 1,844 (11.88%) ASP.NET
7 1,843 (11.88%) Spring
8 1,775 (11.44%) React
9 1,585 (10.21%) RESTful
10 1,311 (8.45%) HTML5
11 1,237 (7.97%) Node.js
12 1,215 (7.83%) jQuery
13 1,126 (7.26%) REST
14 962 (6.20%) ASP.NET MVC
15 865 (5.57%) XML
16 804 (5.18%) .NET Framework
17 759 (4.89%) J2EE
18 685 (4.41%) CSS3
19 675 (4.35%) Hibernate
20 641 (4.13%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 2,796 (18.02%) Computer Science
2 1,169 (7.53%) Greenfield Project
3 953 (6.14%) User Experience
4 940 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
5 897 (5.78%) Algorithms
6 653 (4.21%) Fintech
7 539 (3.47%) Enterprise Software
7 539 (3.47%) Self-Motivation
8 459 (2.96%) Mobile App
9 410 (2.64%) Data Structures
10 242 (1.56%) Embedded Systems
11 222 (1.43%) Hedge funds
12 219 (1.41%) Management Information System
13 205 (1.32%) Data Centre
14 180 (1.16%) Derivative
15 169 (1.09%) Public Cloud
16 167 (1.08%) Equities
17 144 (0.93%) Robotics
18 140 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 140 (0.90%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2,730 (17.59%) Linux
2 1,525 (9.83%) Windows
3 642 (4.14%) Android
4 520 (3.35%) Unix
5 451 (2.91%) Apple iOS
6 168 (1.08%) Embedded Linux
7 107 (0.69%) Windows Server
8 99 (0.64%) Mac OS X
9 91 (0.59%) CentOS
10 72 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 62 (0.40%) Ubuntu
12 53 (0.34%) Debian
13 47 (0.30%) Mac OS
14 46 (0.30%) Windows 7
15 44 (0.28%) Windows 10
16 40 (0.26%) FreeRTOS
17 34 (0.22%) CoreOS
18 29 (0.19%) AIX
19 26 (0.17%) VMS
20 22 (0.14%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 7,974 (51.38%) Agile Software Development
2 3,299 (21.26%) TDD
3 2,786 (17.95%) Scrum
4 2,402 (15.48%) Continuous Integration
5 2,398 (15.45%) DevOps
6 2,392 (15.41%) OO
7 2,074 (13.36%) MVC
8 2,047 (13.19%) Microservices
9 1,877 (12.09%) Problem-Solving
10 1,849 (11.91%) Test Automation
11 1,579 (10.17%) SDLC
12 1,535 (9.89%) BDD
13 1,424 (9.18%) Mentoring
14 1,215 (7.83%) Open Source
15 1,188 (7.66%) Mathematics
16 1,178 (7.59%) Web Development
17 1,163 (7.49%) Unit Testing
18 1,047 (6.75%) Machine Learning
19 925 (5.96%) Analytics
20 893 (5.75%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 6,309 (40.65%) Java
2 5,132 (33.07%) C#
3 4,892 (31.52%) JavaScript
4 4,000 (25.77%) SQL
5 3,468 (22.35%) C++
6 3,339 (21.52%) Python
7 2,113 (13.62%) C
8 1,074 (6.92%) PHP
9 860 (5.54%) Java 8
10 840 (5.41%) Scala
11 748 (4.82%) Ruby
12 461 (2.97%) T-SQL
13 414 (2.67%) Go
14 372 (2.40%) Embedded C
15 368 (2.37%) Bash Shell
16 360 (2.32%) PowerShell
17 339 (2.18%) TypeScript
18 296 (1.91%) Perl
19 289 (1.86%) Embedded C++
20 246 (1.59%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3,697 (23.82%) Degree
2 1,221 (7.87%) Computer Science Degree
3 747 (4.81%) Security Cleared
4 423 (2.73%) PhD
5 303 (1.95%) SC Cleared
6 286 (1.84%) DV Cleared
7 175 (1.13%) Master's Degree
8 158 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
9 143 (0.92%) Numerate Degree
10 89 (0.57%) ISEB
11 77 (0.50%) SAFe Agilist
12 76 (0.49%) MCSE
13 68 (0.44%) CISSP
13 68 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
14 67 (0.43%) MCP
15 60 (0.39%) HND
16 53 (0.34%) Sun Certification
17 48 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
18 46 (0.30%) CompTIA Security+
18 46 (0.30%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,042 (6.71%) QA
2 95 (0.61%) GCP
3 69 (0.44%) ISO 9001
4 68 (0.44%) MISRA
5 58 (0.37%) GDPR
6 52 (0.34%) SLA
7 45 (0.29%) PCI DSS
8 39 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 31 (0.20%) IEC 61508
10 29 (0.19%) DO-178B
11 27 (0.17%) MISRA C
12 24 (0.15%) PMO
13 19 (0.12%) Data Quality
14 18 (0.12%) GPG13
15 17 (0.11%) Def Stans
16 15 (0.097%) ISO 15765
17 14 (0.090%) ISO 13485
17 14 (0.090%) ISO 26262
18 12 (0.077%) MiFID
19 9 (0.058%) ECSS
System Software
1 1,628 (10.49%) Docker
2 247 (1.59%) Firmware
3 159 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 89 (0.57%) Active Directory
5 62 (0.40%) vSphere
6 59 (0.38%) HDFS
7 58 (0.37%) Hyper-V
8 51 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
9 44 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
10 42 (0.27%) VirtualBox
11 35 (0.23%) Apache Flume
12 31 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
12 31 (0.20%) XenApp
12 31 (0.20%) XenDesktop
13 26 (0.17%) VMware NSX
14 24 (0.15%) LXC
15 21 (0.14%) Varnish
16 17 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 13 (0.084%) Xen
18 9 (0.058%) NFS
Systems Management
1 697 (4.49%) Ansible
2 587 (3.78%) Puppet
3 526 (3.39%) Kubernetes
4 479 (3.09%) Opscode Chef
5 474 (3.05%) Terraform
6 84 (0.54%) Nagios
7 76 (0.49%) Docker Swarm
8 59 (0.38%) Salt
9 56 (0.36%) vCenter Server
10 54 (0.35%) Packer
11 53 (0.34%) Prometheus
12 51 (0.33%) HockeyApp
12 51 (0.33%) SCVMM
12 51 (0.33%) ZABBIX
13 50 (0.32%) Consul
13 50 (0.32%) Kibana
14 45 (0.29%) SCCM
15 38 (0.24%) Mesos
16 34 (0.22%) Marathon
17 31 (0.20%) logstash
Vendors
1 1,889 (12.17%) Microsoft
2 1,081 (6.97%) Oracle
3 636 (4.10%) Google
4 288 (1.86%) VMware
5 233 (1.50%) Atlassian
6 211 (1.36%) Xamarin
7 205 (1.32%) SAP
8 177 (1.14%) IBM
9 141 (0.91%) Adobe
10 129 (0.83%) WorldPay
11 119 (0.77%) Cloudera
11 119 (0.77%) Red Hat
11 119 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
12 112 (0.72%) Sitecore
13 91 (0.59%) MuleSoft
14 90 (0.58%) hybris
15 88 (0.57%) Cisco
16 86 (0.55%) Capita
16 86 (0.55%) Citrix
16 86 (0.55%) Sybase