Period
to 26 May 2020

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 26 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
UK
6 months to
26 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 18 18 22
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4 +1
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 9,302 15,149 15,341
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 10.16% 10.52% 8.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.02% 11.40% 9.56%
Number of salaries quoted 8,091 12,246 12,568
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +10.53%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £90,000 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +11.76%

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 84,433 132,899 160,445
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.25% 92.27% 92.32%
Number of salaries quoted 67,008 104,049 129,102
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in the UK

Software Engineering
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Engineering.

Salary trend for Software Engineering in the UK

Software Engineering
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Engineering over the 6 months to 26 May 2020.

Salary histogram for Software Engineering in the UK

Software Engineering
Top 18 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 26 May 2020. 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 8,500 £60,000 +9.09% 906
UK excluding London 0 5,260 £50,000 +5.26% 657
London +3 3,849 £75,000 +7.14% 352
South East 0 1,738 £52,500 +5.00% 145
North of England -2 1,206 £50,000 +5.26% 129
South West -2 732 £49,098 +9.11% 104
Work from Home 0 677 £57,500 -4.17% 121
Midlands -1 596 £50,000 +7.53% 68
North West +1 583 £53,500 +7.00% 58
Yorkshire -1 488 £50,000 +11.11% 55
Scotland -4 424 £50,000 +11.11% 60
East of England -3 371 £50,000 -4.76% 108
West Midlands -2 330 £47,500 - 36
East Midlands +10 265 £50,000 +11.11% 32
North East +12 135 £45,000 - 16
Wales -5 129 £45,000 +5.88% 29
Northern Ireland +9 85 £45,000 +12.50% 14
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 May 2020, 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 4,545 (48.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3,490 (37.52%) Java
3 3,333 (35.83%) JavaScript
4 2,854 (30.68%) C#
5 2,581 (27.75%) Python
6 2,384 (25.63%) AWS
7 2,225 (23.92%) .NET
8 1,906 (20.49%) Finance
9 1,826 (19.63%) DevOps
10 1,792 (19.26%) SQL
11 1,760 (18.92%) Azure
12 1,738 (18.68%) C++
13 1,616 (17.37%) Docker
14 1,613 (17.34%) AngularJS
15 1,593 (17.13%) Microservices
16 1,573 (16.91%) TDD
17 1,565 (16.82%) Degree
18 1,559 (16.76%) React
19 1,488 (16.00%) Scrum
20 1,348 (14.49%) HTML
21 1,310 (14.08%) Linux
22 1,278 (13.74%) Computer Science
23 1,254 (13.48%) Node.js
24 1,188 (12.77%) CSS
25 1,180 (12.69%) Git (software)
26 1,160 (12.47%) Test Automation
27 1,122 (12.06%) Kubernetes
28 1,095 (11.77%) Problem-Solving
29 1,070 (11.50%) Web Services
30 956 (10.28%) Mentoring

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
1 225 (2.42%) Confluence
2 222 (2.39%) Apache Spark
3 208 (2.24%) Elasticsearch
4 136 (1.46%) Apache
5 105 (1.13%) IIS
6 87 (0.94%) Tomcat
7 86 (0.92%) CMS
8 61 (0.66%) WebSphere
9 36 (0.39%) OpenStack
9 36 (0.39%) SharePoint
9 36 (0.39%) WordPress
10 34 (0.37%) SAS
11 31 (0.33%) nginx
12 28 (0.30%) JBoss
13 27 (0.29%) CICS
14 26 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 19 (0.20%) Cloud Foundry
16 18 (0.19%) WebSphere Application Server
17 15 (0.16%) Apache Airflow
17 15 (0.16%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 53 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (0.33%) Microsoft Office
3 30 (0.32%) Simulink
4 27 (0.29%) Chatbot
5 23 (0.25%) MS Visio
6 18 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 14 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
8 12 (0.13%) Photoshop
9 7 (0.075%) Sketch
10 6 (0.065%) Zeplin
11 5 (0.054%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 5 (0.054%) SOLIDWORKS
11 5 (0.054%) TargetLink
12 4 (0.043%) EPLAN
13 3 (0.032%) Adobe Illustrator
14 2 (0.022%) Adobe Premiere
14 2 (0.022%) InVision
14 2 (0.022%) Windchill
15 1 (0.011%) OrCAD
15 1 (0.011%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 91 (0.98%) FINCAD Analytics
2 17 (0.18%) Magento
3 14 (0.15%) Distributed Ledger
4 12 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
5 11 (0.12%) R3 Corda
6 9 (0.097%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 8 (0.086%) Dynamics CRM
8 7 (0.075%) NetSuite
9 6 (0.065%) SAP Hybris
10 5 (0.054%) OpenCart
10 5 (0.054%) Raiser's Edge
11 4 (0.043%) Infor M3
11 4 (0.043%) Sage 200
11 4 (0.043%) Sage 50
11 4 (0.043%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
12 3 (0.032%) Adobe Campaign
12 3 (0.032%) Elite 3E
13 2 (0.022%) Oracle Cash Management
13 2 (0.022%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 2 (0.022%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 2,384 (25.63%) AWS
2 1,760 (18.92%) Azure
3 716 (7.70%) GCP
4 451 (4.85%) SaaS
5 383 (4.12%) Serverless
6 236 (2.54%) AWS Lambda
7 226 (2.43%) GitHub
8 150 (1.61%) Amazon ECS
9 144 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
10 115 (1.24%) Amazon SQS
11 111 (1.19%) PaaS
12 110 (1.18%) OpenShift
13 87 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
14 78 (0.84%) Amazon S3
15 60 (0.65%) Power Platform
16 56 (0.60%) IaaS
17 54 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
18 44 (0.47%) npm
19 39 (0.42%) Apigee
20 37 (0.40%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 188 (2.02%) TCP/IP
2 130 (1.40%) Internet
3 106 (1.14%) HTTP
4 92 (0.99%) Wireless
5 88 (0.95%) Firewall
6 67 (0.72%) Bluetooth
7 53 (0.57%) Wireshark
8 46 (0.49%) MQTT
9 36 (0.39%) RS-232
10 35 (0.38%) DNS
11 34 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
12 29 (0.31%) RS-485
13 28 (0.30%) Skype
14 27 (0.29%) Ethernet
15 24 (0.26%) VoIP
15 24 (0.26%) VPN
16 22 (0.24%) LTE
17 21 (0.23%) Network Security
18 20 (0.22%) SSL
19 17 (0.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 949 (10.20%) SQL Server
2 701 (7.54%) NoSQL
3 632 (6.79%) MySQL
3 632 (6.79%) PostgreSQL
4 497 (5.34%) MongoDB
5 464 (4.99%) Relational Database
6 431 (4.63%) Big Data
7 329 (3.54%) Redis
8 274 (2.95%) Hadoop
9 209 (2.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 130 (1.40%) RDBMS
11 125 (1.34%) Amazon Athena
12 122 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
13 119 (1.28%) Amazon Redshift
14 102 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
15 98 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 88 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
17 87 (0.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 74 (0.80%) Blockchain
19 71 (0.76%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 1,180 (12.69%) Git (software)
2 702 (7.55%) Jenkins
3 574 (6.17%) JIRA
4 271 (2.91%) Visual Studio
5 236 (2.54%) Selenium
6 202 (2.17%) Maven
7 187 (2.01%) Subversion
8 179 (1.92%) JUnit
9 165 (1.77%) Cucumber
10 144 (1.55%) Bitbucket
11 137 (1.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 130 (1.40%) TeamCity
13 119 (1.28%) webpack
14 110 (1.18%) Eclipse
15 109 (1.17%) Octopus Deploy
16 100 (1.08%) GitLab
17 86 (0.92%) NUnit
18 85 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
19 72 (0.77%) SpecFlow
19 72 (0.77%) Vagrant
General
1 1,906 (20.49%) Finance
2 774 (8.32%) Banking
3 493 (5.30%) Front Office
4 413 (4.44%) Retail
5 231 (2.48%) Marketing
6 216 (2.32%) Electronics
7 213 (2.29%) Games
7 213 (2.29%) Public Sector
8 202 (2.17%) Investment Banking
9 182 (1.96%) Aerospace
10 166 (1.78%) Manufacturing
11 148 (1.59%) Telecoms
12 145 (1.56%) Law
13 136 (1.46%) Automotive
14 87 (0.94%) Military
15 68 (0.73%) Advertising
16 55 (0.59%) Back Office
17 52 (0.56%) Financial Institution
18 44 (0.47%) Legal
19 38 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4,099 (44.07%) Software Engineer
2 3,190 (34.29%) Developer
3 1,047 (11.26%) Senior Software Engineer
4 751 (8.07%) Java Developer
5 748 (8.04%) Java Engineer
6 675 (7.26%) Software Developer
7 647 (6.96%) Java Software Engineer
8 568 (6.11%) Senior Developer
9 550 (5.91%) .NET Developer
10 482 (5.18%) C# Developer
11 456 (4.90%) Developer/Software Engineer
12 398 (4.28%) C# Software Engineer
13 391 (4.20%) Python Engineer
14 360 (3.87%) .NET Software Engineer
15 356 (3.83%) C++ Software Engineer
16 314 (3.38%) Embedded Engineer
17 301 (3.24%) Junior
18 294 (3.16%) AWS Engineer
19 292 (3.14%) Python Software Engineer
20 288 (3.10%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,225 (23.92%) .NET
2 1,613 (17.34%) AngularJS
3 1,559 (16.76%) React
4 1,348 (14.49%) HTML
5 1,254 (13.48%) Node.js
6 1,188 (12.77%) CSS
7 1,070 (11.50%) Web Services
8 820 (8.82%) ASP.NET
9 788 (8.47%) Spring
10 747 (8.03%) RESTful
11 745 (8.01%) .NET Core
12 715 (7.69%) REST
13 525 (5.64%) Vue.js
14 522 (5.61%) .NET Framework
15 473 (5.08%) HTML5
16 360 (3.87%) Kafka
17 349 (3.75%) Spring Boot
18 328 (3.53%) jQuery
19 326 (3.50%) ASP.NET Web API
20 303 (3.26%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 665 (7.15%) Greenfield Project
2 555 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
3 551 (5.92%) User Experience
4 493 (5.30%) Algorithms
5 484 (5.20%) Hedge funds
6 421 (4.53%) Derivative
7 358 (3.85%) Fixed Income
8 324 (3.48%) Mobile App
9 241 (2.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 237 (2.55%) Equities
11 219 (2.35%) Data Structures
12 188 (2.02%) Self-Motivation
13 187 (2.01%) Cloud Native
14 176 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
15 143 (1.54%) Public Cloud
16 137 (1.47%) Embedded Systems
17 127 (1.37%) Blog
18 100 (1.08%) Management Information System
19 99 (1.06%) Robotics
20 85 (0.91%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 1,310 (14.08%) Linux
2 808 (8.69%) Windows
3 384 (4.13%) Android
4 369 (3.97%) Apple iOS
5 327 (3.52%) Unix
6 100 (1.08%) Embedded Linux
7 97 (1.04%) Mac OS X
8 57 (0.61%) CentOS
9 48 (0.52%) Windows Server
10 47 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 35 (0.38%) Ubuntu
11 35 (0.38%) VxWorks
12 15 (0.16%) Solaris
13 13 (0.14%) Fedora
14 12 (0.13%) Windows 10
15 10 (0.11%) Mac OS
15 10 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
16 8 (0.086%) FreeRTOS
16 8 (0.086%) Robot Operating System
17 7 (0.075%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,545 (48.86%) Agile Software Development
2 1,826 (19.63%) DevOps
3 1,593 (17.13%) Microservices
4 1,573 (16.91%) TDD
5 1,488 (16.00%) Scrum
6 1,278 (13.74%) Computer Science
7 1,160 (12.47%) Test Automation
8 1,095 (11.77%) Problem-Solving
9 956 (10.28%) Mentoring
10 914 (9.83%) Continuous Integration
11 878 (9.44%) OO
12 800 (8.60%) SDLC
13 783 (8.42%) MVC
14 763 (8.20%) Fintech
15 722 (7.76%) Artificial Intelligence
16 695 (7.47%) Machine Learning
17 658 (7.07%) Open Source
18 652 (7.01%) Analytics
19 636 (6.84%) BDD
20 606 (6.51%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3,490 (37.52%) Java
2 3,333 (35.83%) JavaScript
3 2,854 (30.68%) C#
4 2,581 (27.75%) Python
5 1,792 (19.26%) SQL
6 1,738 (18.68%) C++
7 948 (10.19%) C
8 521 (5.60%) TypeScript
9 484 (5.20%) PHP
10 469 (5.04%) Java 8
11 413 (4.44%) Go
12 381 (4.10%) Scala
13 379 (4.07%) Kotlin
14 322 (3.46%) Ruby
15 218 (2.34%) R
16 207 (2.23%) T-SQL
17 206 (2.21%) Bash Shell
18 171 (1.84%) Embedded C
19 151 (1.62%) Apple Swift
20 142 (1.53%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1,565 (16.82%) Degree
2 635 (6.83%) Computer Science Degree
3 364 (3.91%) Security Cleared
4 173 (1.86%) SC Cleared
5 159 (1.71%) DV Cleared
6 99 (1.06%) PhD
7 75 (0.81%) Master's Degree
8 46 (0.49%) Numerate Degree
9 42 (0.45%) HND
10 41 (0.44%) AWS Certification
11 30 (0.32%) ISTQB
12 22 (0.24%) PMI Certification
13 19 (0.20%) CISSP
13 19 (0.20%) ISEB
13 19 (0.20%) PMP
14 16 (0.17%) DBS Check
14 16 (0.17%) MCP
15 15 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
15 15 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
16 12 (0.13%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 559 (6.01%) QA
2 45 (0.48%) GDPR
3 30 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 25 (0.27%) Data Quality
5 20 (0.22%) DICOM
6 19 (0.20%) IEC 61508
7 18 (0.19%) MISRA
8 17 (0.18%) PCI DSS
9 14 (0.15%) ISO 26262
9 14 (0.15%) ISO 9001
9 14 (0.15%) NIST
10 12 (0.13%) MISRA C
11 11 (0.12%) IEC 62304
12 9 (0.097%) NIST 800
13 7 (0.075%) COBIT
13 7 (0.075%) ISO 13485
13 7 (0.075%) ISO 15022
13 7 (0.075%) ISO 20022
14 5 (0.054%) Def Stans
14 5 (0.054%) SLA
System Software
1 1,616 (17.37%) Docker
2 178 (1.91%) Firmware
3 91 (0.98%) Active Directory
4 46 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
5 43 (0.46%) VirtualBox
6 42 (0.45%) HDFS
7 21 (0.23%) vSphere
8 17 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 15 (0.16%) Hyper-V
9 15 (0.16%) KVM
9 15 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
10 12 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
11 11 (0.12%) RACF
12 10 (0.11%) ACF2
13 6 (0.065%) Apache Flume
14 5 (0.054%) ISA Server
14 5 (0.054%) LXC
14 5 (0.054%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 5 (0.054%) Virtual Desktop
15 4 (0.043%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1,122 (12.06%) Kubernetes
2 401 (4.31%) Terraform
3 286 (3.07%) Ansible
4 113 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
5 85 (0.91%) Puppet
6 68 (0.73%) Docker Swarm
7 37 (0.40%) Kibana
8 33 (0.35%) Mesos
9 32 (0.34%) Packer
10 26 (0.28%) BMC PATROL
10 26 (0.28%) Grafana
10 26 (0.28%) Marathon
11 23 (0.25%) Prometheus
11 23 (0.25%) SCCM
12 18 (0.19%) CA Service Virtualization
13 15 (0.16%) Consul
13 15 (0.16%) WSUS
14 14 (0.15%) Nagios
14 14 (0.15%) SCOM
15 12 (0.13%) Salt
Vendors
1 633 (6.80%) Microsoft
2 521 (5.60%) Google
3 461 (4.96%) Oracle
4 111 (1.19%) IBM
5 100 (1.08%) Bloomberg
6 97 (1.04%) Atlassian
7 77 (0.83%) Red Hat
8 68 (0.73%) SAP
9 60 (0.65%) Sage
10 58 (0.62%) Cloudera
10 58 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
11 56 (0.60%) Adobe
12 55 (0.59%) Xamarin
13 52 (0.56%) VMware
14 48 (0.52%) Apple
14 48 (0.52%) Zend
15 47 (0.51%) FIS
15 47 (0.51%) WorldPay
16 42 (0.45%) Informatica
17 37 (0.40%) Hortonworks