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 3 months to 27 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
UK
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 26 38
Rank change year-on-year +4 +12  
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 6568 7152 6508
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.64% 6.89% 5.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.55% 7.77% 6.75%
Number of salaries quoted 5313 6060 5553
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £43,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.29% +8.75%  

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

Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 76853 92098 96421
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.34% 88.76% 87.11%
Number of salaries quoted 63221 76512 77821
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Engineering in the UK

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the UK over the 3 months to 27 April 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 +4 6113 £47,500 -5.00% 1022
London -1 2207 £65,000 +8.33% 421
South East +6 1146 £45,000 - 155
East of England +6 710 £45,000 - 118
South West +2 651 £40,000 -11.11% 96
Yorkshire +22 517 £43,500 +2.35% 76
North West +4 457 £42,500 -5.55% 60
Cambridgeshire +9 394 £47,500 -3.55% 79
Cambridge +8 359 £47,500 -5.00% 67
Manchester +3 353 £44,500 -4.30% 43
Berkshire +35 298 £50,000 - 25
West Yorkshire +3 265 £45,000 +5.88% 42
Hampshire -1 264 £45,000 +5.88% 41
Bristol +1 242 £42,500 -5.55% 35
West Midlands -3 241 £40,000 - 33
Scotland +2 214 £40,000 -1.84% 44
City of London -20 206 £62,500 - 79
Leeds -4 187 £47,500 +5.55% 35
Hertfordshire -3 176 £42,500 -2.85% 23
East Midlands -16 172 £40,000 - 49
Surrey -7 159 £49,000 +8.88% 32
Oxfordshire -1 151 £40,000 -11.11% 26
Reading +39 148 £55,000 +10.00% 8
Wales +6 124 £45,000 +5.88% 22
Gloucestershire -4 123 £42,500 -15.00% 10
North Yorkshire +47 118 £42,500 -5.55% 5
South Yorkshire +43 117 £40,000 +10.34% 24
West Sussex -2 117 £44,250 +6.62% 11
Somerset +8 116 £35,000 -17.64% 14
South Wales +5 110 £45,000 +5.88% 16

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 6251 (48.14%) Agile Software Development
2 5071 (39.05%) Java
3 4303 (33.14%) JavaScript
4 4202 (32.36%) C#
5 3549 (27.33%) Degree
6 3379 (26.02%) C++
7 3335 (25.68%) .NET
8 3261 (25.11%) HTML
9 3153 (24.28%) SQL
10 2633 (20.28%) Computer Science
11 2617 (20.15%) CSS
12 2565 (19.75%) TDD
13 2515 (19.37%) Linux
14 2385 (18.37%) Scrum
15 2383 (18.35%) Python
16 2276 (17.53%) OO
17 2230 (17.17%) Finance
18 1944 (14.97%) SQL Server
19 1935 (14.90%) AngularJS
20 1929 (14.85%) MVC
21 1798 (13.85%) C
22 1674 (12.89%) ASP.NET
23 1619 (12.47%) Continuous Integration
24 1614 (12.43%) Web Services
25 1554 (11.97%) Git (software)
26 1531 (11.79%) Windows
27 1313 (10.11%) Microsoft
28 1270 (9.78%) HTML5
29 1237 (9.53%) jQuery
30 1184 (9.12%) Node.js

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
1 417 (3.21%) Elasticsearch
2 377 (2.90%) Apache Spark
3 357 (2.75%) Apache
4 325 (2.50%) Tomcat
5 270 (2.08%) JBoss
6 191 (1.47%) IIS
7 188 (1.45%) WebSphere
8 177 (1.36%) SharePoint
9 149 (1.15%) CMS
10 140 (1.08%) WebLogic
11 131 (1.01%) Confluence
12 103 (0.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 90 (0.69%) Apache Pig
14 84 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 80 (0.62%) Apache Solr
16 79 (0.61%) OpenStack
17 75 (0.58%) nginx
18 68 (0.52%) Drupal
19 57 (0.44%) WordPress
20 54 (0.42%) Jetty
Applications
1 104 (0.80%) Microsoft Office
2 88 (0.68%) Photoshop
3 78 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
4 35 (0.27%) Simulink
5 34 (0.26%) MS Visio
6 30 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
7 19 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 15 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 15 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
9 12 (0.092%) InVision
9 12 (0.092%) OmniGraffle
10 8 (0.062%) GNU Octave
10 8 (0.062%) Spreadsheet
11 7 (0.054%) SOLIDWORKS
11 7 (0.054%) Stateflow
12 6 (0.046%) SPSS
13 5 (0.039%) Maple
14 4 (0.031%) Adobe After Effects
15 2 (0.015%) FrameMaker
15 2 (0.015%) Weka
Business Applications
1 30 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 23 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 20 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 15 (0.12%) Visualfiles
5 13 (0.10%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 13 (0.10%) Infor M3
6 12 (0.092%) Dynamics AX
7 11 (0.085%) HFM
7 11 (0.085%) Magento
8 10 (0.077%) Hyperion Planning
9 8 (0.062%) Hyperion Enterprise
10 7 (0.054%) SAP Business One
11 6 (0.046%) BASE24
11 6 (0.046%) Odoo
11 6 (0.046%) Oracle EBS
11 6 (0.046%) Remedy ITSM
11 6 (0.046%) Sentinel
12 5 (0.039%) Oracle BPM
12 5 (0.039%) Sage 200
13 4 (0.031%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 1150 (8.86%) Amazon AWS
2 696 (5.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 448 (3.45%) SaaS
4 262 (2.02%) GitHub
5 176 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
6 115 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
6 115 (0.89%) Google Cloud Platform
7 103 (0.79%) PaaS
8 97 (0.75%) Office 365
9 67 (0.52%) IaaS
10 58 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
11 50 (0.39%) Amazon S3
12 38 (0.29%) Force.com
12 38 (0.29%) Slack
13 34 (0.26%) Amazon Kinesis
14 33 (0.25%) Heroku
15 31 (0.24%) G Suite
16 18 (0.14%) Adobe Analytics
16 18 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
17 17 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 380 (2.93%) TCP/IP
2 322 (2.48%) HTTP
3 307 (2.36%) Internet
4 183 (1.41%) Wireless
5 172 (1.32%) Ethernet
6 152 (1.17%) Firewall
7 139 (1.07%) Bluetooth
8 99 (0.76%) RS-232
9 79 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
10 75 (0.58%) DNS
11 70 (0.54%) RS-485
12 62 (0.48%) GSM
13 61 (0.47%) Intranet
14 59 (0.45%) ZigBee
15 48 (0.37%) ATM
15 48 (0.37%) LAN
15 48 (0.37%) WAN
16 44 (0.34%) Network Security
17 43 (0.33%) LDAP
18 40 (0.31%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1944 (14.97%) SQL Server
2 1166 (8.98%) MySQL
3 961 (7.40%) NoSQL
4 795 (6.12%) Big Data
5 749 (5.77%) MongoDB
6 715 (5.51%) Relational Database
7 520 (4.00%) Hadoop
8 394 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
9 323 (2.49%) Apache Cassandra
10 245 (1.89%) RDBMS
11 227 (1.75%) Redis
12 163 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 160 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
14 157 (1.21%) Oracle Database
15 156 (1.20%) Apache Hive
16 139 (1.07%) Blockchain
17 133 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
18 130 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
19 98 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 89 (0.69%) HBase
Development Applications
1 1554 (11.97%) Git (software)
2 891 (6.86%) Jenkins
3 849 (6.54%) Visual Studio
4 747 (5.75%) Subversion
5 579 (4.46%) Team Foundation Server
6 541 (4.17%) Selenium
7 511 (3.94%) Maven
8 486 (3.74%) JIRA
9 429 (3.30%) JUnit
10 272 (2.09%) TeamCity
11 265 (2.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 250 (1.93%) NUnit
13 236 (1.82%) Eclipse
14 218 (1.68%) Cucumber
15 176 (1.36%) Ant
16 170 (1.31%) WebDriver
17 157 (1.21%) Octopus Deploy
18 149 (1.15%) gulp
19 148 (1.14%) Mercurial
20 147 (1.13%) Hudson
General
1 2230 (17.17%) Finance
2 557 (4.29%) Retail
3 551 (4.24%) Banking
4 521 (4.01%) Electronics
5 502 (3.87%) Telecoms
6 426 (3.28%) Games
7 346 (2.66%) Marketing
8 234 (1.80%) Manufacturing
9 190 (1.46%) Automotive
10 177 (1.36%) Advertising
11 143 (1.10%) Aerospace
12 127 (0.98%) Military
13 122 (0.94%) Publishing
14 121 (0.93%) Financial Institution
15 82 (0.63%) Front Office
15 82 (0.63%) Legal
16 76 (0.59%) Investment Banking
17 64 (0.49%) Law
18 57 (0.44%) Back Office
19 55 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5652 (43.52%) Developer
2 4998 (38.49%) Software Engineer
3 1434 (11.04%) Java Developer
4 1309 (10.08%) Software Developer
5 1203 (9.26%) C# Developer
6 1161 (8.94%) .NET Developer
7 1150 (8.86%) Java Engineer
8 1047 (8.06%) Senior Developer
9 1030 (7.93%) Senior Software Engineer
10 981 (7.55%) C++ Software Engineer
11 920 (7.08%) Java Software Engineer
12 820 (6.31%) C# Software Engineer
13 801 (6.17%) C# .NET Developer
14 789 (6.08%) Developer/Software Engineer
15 621 (4.78%) Embedded Engineer
16 589 (4.54%) .NET Software Engineer
17 563 (4.34%) Embedded Software Engineer
18 527 (4.06%) Graduate
19 508 (3.91%) JavaScript Developer
20 463 (3.57%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3335 (25.68%) .NET
2 3261 (25.11%) HTML
3 2617 (20.15%) CSS
4 1935 (14.90%) AngularJS
5 1674 (12.89%) ASP.NET
6 1614 (12.43%) Web Services
7 1270 (9.78%) HTML5
8 1237 (9.53%) jQuery
9 1184 (9.12%) Node.js
10 1124 (8.66%) REST
11 1067 (8.22%) Spring
12 1051 (8.09%) XML
13 845 (6.51%) ASP.NET MVC
14 803 (6.18%) RESTful
15 770 (5.93%) React
16 717 (5.52%) .NET Framework
17 700 (5.39%) JSON
18 678 (5.22%) CSS3
19 657 (5.06%) SOAP
20 652 (5.02%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2633 (20.28%) Computer Science
2 816 (6.28%) Greenfield Project
3 809 (6.23%) Analytical Skills
4 764 (5.88%) Algorithms
5 647 (4.98%) User Experience
6 551 (4.24%) Mobile App
7 404 (3.11%) Fintech
8 386 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
9 369 (2.84%) Data Structures
10 273 (2.10%) Management Information System
11 264 (2.03%) Embedded Systems
12 198 (1.52%) Client/Server
13 174 (1.34%) Data Centre
14 149 (1.15%) Hedge funds
15 143 (1.10%) iPad
16 116 (0.89%) Virtual Team
17 115 (0.89%) Device Driver
18 98 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
19 89 (0.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
20 87 (0.67%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2515 (19.37%) Linux
2 1531 (11.79%) Windows
3 713 (5.49%) Unix
4 577 (4.44%) Android
5 472 (3.63%) Apple iOS
6 181 (1.39%) Embedded Linux
7 112 (0.86%) Windows Server
8 88 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 84 (0.65%) CentOS
10 67 (0.52%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 55 (0.42%) Ubuntu
12 53 (0.41%) Mac OS
13 46 (0.35%) Solaris
14 40 (0.31%) Mac OS X
15 37 (0.28%) VxWorks
16 29 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
17 28 (0.22%) Windows 7
18 25 (0.19%) AIX
18 25 (0.19%) CoreOS
18 25 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6251 (48.14%) Agile Software Development
2 2565 (19.75%) TDD
3 2385 (18.37%) Scrum
4 2276 (17.53%) OO
5 1929 (14.85%) MVC
6 1619 (12.47%) Continuous Integration
7 1144 (8.81%) SDLC
8 1141 (8.79%) DevOps
9 1088 (8.38%) Web Development
10 1052 (8.10%) BDD
11 1048 (8.07%) Unit Testing
12 1040 (8.01%) Mathematics
13 909 (7.00%) Microservices
14 908 (6.99%) OOP
15 905 (6.97%) Open Source
16 877 (6.75%) Multithreading
17 805 (6.20%) E-Commerce
18 786 (6.05%) Mentoring
19 640 (4.93%) Automated Testing
20 593 (4.57%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 5071 (39.05%) Java
2 4303 (33.14%) JavaScript
3 4202 (32.36%) C#
4 3379 (26.02%) C++
5 3153 (24.28%) SQL
6 2383 (18.35%) Python
7 1798 (13.85%) C
8 996 (7.67%) PHP
9 764 (5.88%) Ruby
10 686 (5.28%) Scala
11 442 (3.40%) Perl
12 416 (3.20%) T-SQL
13 398 (3.06%) Embedded C
14 303 (2.33%) Bash Shell
15 296 (2.28%) TypeScript
16 270 (2.08%) Go
17 267 (2.06%) Embedded C++
18 252 (1.94%) Objective-C
19 238 (1.83%) ES6
19 238 (1.83%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3549 (27.33%) Degree
2 764 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 365 (2.81%) PhD
4 305 (2.35%) SC Cleared
5 264 (2.03%) DV Cleared
6 136 (1.05%) PMI Certification
7 118 (0.91%) ISEB
8 117 (0.90%) ISTQB
9 85 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
10 74 (0.57%) PMP
11 64 (0.49%) HND
12 51 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 42 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
14 37 (0.28%) CISSP
15 36 (0.28%) GIAC
15 36 (0.28%) HNC
16 35 (0.27%) SANS
17 33 (0.25%) Chartered Engineer
18 32 (0.25%) GCIA
19 30 (0.23%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 881 (6.78%) QA
2 72 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 64 (0.49%) SDET
4 54 (0.42%) ISO 9001
5 47 (0.36%) SLA
6 45 (0.35%) MISRA
7 39 (0.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 34 (0.26%) Data Quality
9 26 (0.20%) JTAG
10 24 (0.18%) PMO
11 21 (0.16%) DO-178B
11 21 (0.16%) PCI DSS
12 20 (0.15%) Def Stans
12 20 (0.15%) IEC 61508
13 19 (0.15%) ISO26262
14 15 (0.12%) MISRA C
15 13 (0.10%) MiFID
16 12 (0.092%) DO-254
17 8 (0.062%) WCAG
18 7 (0.054%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 608 (4.68%) Docker
2 282 (2.17%) Firmware
3 215 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 108 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
5 66 (0.51%) Active Directory
6 48 (0.37%) Hyper-V
7 40 (0.31%) Snort
8 38 (0.29%) vSphere
9 37 (0.28%) HDFS
10 31 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 30 (0.23%) vCloud
11 30 (0.23%) VirtualBox
12 26 (0.20%) Varnish
13 21 (0.16%) KVM
13 21 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
14 13 (0.10%) NFS
15 12 (0.092%) VMware ESX
16 11 (0.085%) etcd
16 11 (0.085%) flannel
17 10 (0.077%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 329 (2.53%) Puppet
2 311 (2.39%) Opscode Chef
3 299 (2.30%) Ansible
4 203 (1.56%) Kubernetes
5 110 (0.85%) Terraform
6 66 (0.51%) Mesos
6 66 (0.51%) Nagios
7 58 (0.45%) Kibana
8 48 (0.37%) Grafana
9 41 (0.32%) Docker Swarm
10 37 (0.28%) Graphite
10 37 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
11 35 (0.27%) Salt
12 33 (0.25%) SCVMM
13 31 (0.24%) ZABBIX
14 30 (0.23%) Consul
15 23 (0.18%) logstash
16 22 (0.17%) Control-M
16 22 (0.17%) StatsD
17 19 (0.15%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 1313 (10.11%) Microsoft
2 1037 (7.99%) Oracle
3 349 (2.69%) Google
4 270 (2.08%) VMware
5 212 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
6 185 (1.42%) Adobe
6 185 (1.42%) IBM
7 156 (1.20%) SAP
8 135 (1.04%) Red Hat
9 123 (0.95%) Zend
10 115 (0.89%) HP
11 108 (0.83%) Cisco
12 95 (0.73%) Atlassian
13 94 (0.72%) Xamarin
14 77 (0.59%) Splunk
15 76 (0.59%) EMC
16 73 (0.56%) Coverity
17 63 (0.49%) CheckPoint
18 62 (0.48%) New Relic
19 61 (0.47%) Tableau
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £85k + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: Up to £95,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Woking, Surrey
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
ECM Selection
Salary: to £45k DoE
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Revolution Technology
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Franklin Bates
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £55,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 50000 per year
Posted: 10 hours ago
Barking, Essex
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 50000 per year
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: Up to £90,000 per annum base.
Posted: 1 hour ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £35-40k DOE + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
IT Connections
Salary: £35,000 to £45,000
Posted: 2 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Verticality Ltd
Salary: to £45k DOE + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
South West London
IntaPeople
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
North West London
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Thame, Oxfordshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Mindera
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum Quarterly Pay Review - Bonus (every
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £85k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Depending on Experience
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
onezeero.
Salary: Competitive salary and benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
South East London
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £54,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago