Period
to 27 July 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 27 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
UK
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 27 34
Rank change year-on-year +3 +7 +2
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 13646 13741 13344
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.69% 6.81% 6.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.57% 7.66% 6.88%
Number of salaries quoted 11063 12015 11690
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £29,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £44,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.41% +10.00% -

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 159315 179402 194036
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.79% 88.92% 87.89%
Number of salaries quoted 127466 149334 157691
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,229 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.67% +1.53% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
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 27 July 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Engineering in the UK

Software Engineering
Top 16 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 27 July 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 +2 12705 £50,000 - 1116
UK excluding London +5 8678 £42,500 -3.41% 687
London +5 4801 £65,000 +8.33% 514
South East +2 2346 £45,000 - 164
North of England +9 1895 £44,500 +4.71% 144
East of England +9 1543 £45,000 - 154
South West +2 1338 £40,000 -11.11% 86
Yorkshire +23 936 £44,471 +4.64% 62
North West +3 881 £45,000 +5.88% 74
Midlands -11 842 £40,000 - 55
West Midlands +4 509 £40,000 - 32
Scotland 0 484 £40,000 - 68
East Midlands -11 357 £40,000 - 23
Wales +10 231 £45,000 +5.88% 12
North East -9 78 £42,500 +21.43% 8
Northern Ireland +1 51 £35,000 +34.62% 4

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 6525 (47.82%) Agile Software Development
2 5647 (41.38%) Java
3 4438 (32.52%) C#
4 4349 (31.87%) JavaScript
5 3880 (28.43%) Degree
6 3494 (25.60%) C++
7 3447 (25.26%) .NET
8 3241 (23.75%) SQL
9 3196 (23.42%) HTML
10 2862 (20.97%) Computer Science
11 2747 (20.13%) TDD
12 2711 (19.87%) Linux
13 2605 (19.09%) Scrum
14 2603 (19.08%) Finance
15 2587 (18.96%) CSS
16 2553 (18.71%) OO
17 2485 (18.21%) Python
18 2157 (15.81%) AngularJS
19 2061 (15.10%) MVC
20 2057 (15.07%) SQL Server
21 1977 (14.49%) C
22 1747 (12.80%) Web Services
23 1718 (12.59%) Windows
24 1716 (12.58%) ASP.NET
25 1694 (12.41%) Git (software)
26 1670 (12.24%) Test Automation
27 1665 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
28 1442 (10.57%) SDLC
29 1428 (10.46%) Microsoft
30 1390 (10.19%) Amazon AWS

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
1 438 (3.21%) Apache
2 435 (3.19%) Tomcat
3 417 (3.06%) Elasticsearch
4 368 (2.70%) Apache Spark
5 210 (1.54%) JBoss
6 184 (1.35%) CMS
7 181 (1.33%) IIS
8 159 (1.17%) WebSphere
9 150 (1.10%) SharePoint
10 122 (0.89%) Confluence
11 121 (0.89%) WebLogic
12 101 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 90 (0.66%) OpenStack
14 88 (0.64%) Apache Solr
15 85 (0.62%) nginx
16 74 (0.54%) SAS
17 69 (0.51%) Jetty
18 67 (0.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
19 65 (0.48%) Drupal
20 59 (0.43%) WordPress
Applications
1 125 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 124 (0.91%) Microsoft Office
3 64 (0.47%) Photoshop
4 46 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 33 (0.24%) Simulink
6 22 (0.16%) MS Visio
7 16 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
8 13 (0.095%) Spreadsheet
9 10 (0.073%) Adobe After Effects
10 9 (0.066%) Microsoft Project
11 7 (0.051%) InVision
11 7 (0.051%) Maple
12 6 (0.044%) Stateflow
13 4 (0.029%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 3 (0.022%) Adobe Captivate
15 2 (0.015%) Chatbot
15 2 (0.015%) InfoPath
15 2 (0.015%) SOLIDWORKS
15 2 (0.015%) SPSS
16 1 (0.007%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 22 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.14%) Eloqua
3 15 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
3 15 (0.11%) HFM
3 15 (0.11%) Magento
4 13 (0.095%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 12 (0.088%) Hyperion Enterprise
6 11 (0.081%) Hyperion Planning
6 11 (0.081%) Infor M3
6 11 (0.081%) SessionCam
6 11 (0.081%) Social Studio
7 9 (0.066%) Dynamics GP
8 8 (0.059%) Remedy ITSM
9 7 (0.051%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
10 6 (0.044%) MetaTrader
10 6 (0.044%) Odoo
10 6 (0.044%) Oracle Applications
11 5 (0.037%) BASE24
11 5 (0.037%) Cognos TM1
11 5 (0.037%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1390 (10.19%) Amazon AWS
2 830 (6.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 405 (2.97%) SaaS
4 304 (2.23%) GitHub
5 208 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
6 143 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
7 112 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
8 108 (0.79%) PaaS
9 83 (0.61%) Office 365
10 70 (0.51%) IaaS
11 67 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
12 42 (0.31%) Heroku
13 40 (0.29%) Force.com
14 39 (0.29%) Amazon S3
15 38 (0.28%) Amazon Kinesis
15 38 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
16 36 (0.26%) Adobe Analytics
17 33 (0.24%) OpenShift
18 31 (0.23%) Slack
19 26 (0.19%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 390 (2.86%) Internet
2 361 (2.65%) HTTP
3 325 (2.38%) TCP/IP
4 179 (1.31%) Ethernet
5 174 (1.28%) Wireless
6 134 (0.98%) Firewall
7 102 (0.75%) Bluetooth
8 82 (0.60%) RS-232
9 67 (0.49%) DNS
10 58 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
11 50 (0.37%) GSM
12 49 (0.36%) RS-485
13 44 (0.32%) Intranet
13 44 (0.32%) SSL
14 43 (0.32%) InfiniBand
15 42 (0.31%) VPN
16 40 (0.29%) Network Security
16 40 (0.29%) WAN
17 37 (0.27%) ZigBee
18 32 (0.23%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2057 (15.07%) SQL Server
2 1140 (8.35%) MySQL
3 937 (6.87%) NoSQL
4 845 (6.19%) Big Data
5 772 (5.66%) Relational Database
6 713 (5.22%) MongoDB
7 557 (4.08%) Hadoop
8 432 (3.17%) PostgreSQL
9 370 (2.71%) Apache Cassandra
10 293 (2.15%) RDBMS
11 190 (1.39%) Redis
12 179 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 157 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
14 156 (1.14%) Oracle Database
15 148 (1.08%) Blockchain
16 131 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
17 129 (0.95%) Apache Hive
18 125 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 120 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
20 100 (0.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 1694 (12.41%) Git (software)
2 912 (6.68%) Visual Studio
3 902 (6.61%) Jenkins
4 741 (5.43%) Subversion
5 621 (4.55%) JIRA
6 596 (4.37%) Selenium
7 571 (4.18%) Maven
8 547 (4.01%) Team Foundation Server
9 472 (3.46%) JUnit
10 328 (2.40%) NUnit
10 328 (2.40%) TeamCity
11 281 (2.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 281 (2.06%) Cucumber
12 267 (1.96%) Eclipse
13 199 (1.46%) WebDriver
14 176 (1.29%) Mercurial
15 169 (1.24%) Gradle
15 169 (1.24%) gulp
16 154 (1.13%) Bitbucket
17 152 (1.11%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 2603 (19.08%) Finance
2 920 (6.74%) Banking
3 833 (6.10%) Retail
4 636 (4.66%) Electronics
5 537 (3.94%) Telecoms
6 532 (3.90%) Marketing
7 473 (3.47%) Investment Banking
8 406 (2.98%) Games
9 387 (2.84%) Retail Banking
10 314 (2.30%) Manufacturing
11 293 (2.15%) Front Office
12 219 (1.60%) Automotive
13 191 (1.40%) Financial Institution
14 173 (1.27%) Advertising
15 171 (1.25%) Aerospace
16 121 (0.89%) Legal
17 90 (0.66%) Publishing
18 87 (0.64%) Back Office
19 84 (0.62%) Military
20 65 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5714 (41.87%) Software Engineer
2 5424 (39.75%) Developer
3 1424 (10.44%) Software Developer
4 1387 (10.16%) Java Developer
5 1196 (8.76%) Java Engineer
6 1158 (8.49%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1134 (8.31%) C# Developer
8 1131 (8.29%) C++ Software Engineer
9 1121 (8.21%) Senior Developer
10 1110 (8.13%) .NET Developer
11 960 (7.04%) Java Software Engineer
12 893 (6.54%) C# Software Engineer
13 771 (5.65%) Developer/Software Engineer
14 732 (5.36%) C# .NET Developer
15 712 (5.22%) Graduate
16 606 (4.44%) .NET Software Engineer
17 605 (4.43%) Embedded Engineer
18 552 (4.05%) Embedded Software Engineer
19 486 (3.56%) Junior
20 470 (3.44%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3447 (25.26%) .NET
2 3196 (23.42%) HTML
3 2587 (18.96%) CSS
4 2157 (15.81%) AngularJS
5 1747 (12.80%) Web Services
6 1716 (12.58%) ASP.NET
7 1288 (9.44%) HTML5
8 1287 (9.43%) REST
9 1274 (9.34%) jQuery
10 1246 (9.13%) Spring
11 1222 (8.96%) Node.js
12 1135 (8.32%) XML
13 990 (7.25%) RESTful
14 946 (6.93%) React
15 880 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC
16 816 (5.98%) .NET Framework
17 752 (5.51%) ASP.NET Web API
18 736 (5.39%) JSON
19 708 (5.19%) SOAP
20 701 (5.14%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2862 (20.97%) Computer Science
2 1084 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
3 825 (6.05%) Greenfield Project
4 756 (5.54%) Algorithms
5 748 (5.48%) User Experience
6 547 (4.01%) Mobile App
7 477 (3.50%) Fintech
8 387 (2.84%) Enterprise Software
9 338 (2.48%) Data Structures
10 303 (2.22%) Management Information System
11 274 (2.01%) Embedded Systems
12 210 (1.54%) Derivative
13 145 (1.06%) Equity Derivative
14 139 (1.02%) Device Driver
15 128 (0.94%) Client/Server
16 123 (0.90%) Virtual Team
17 116 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
18 115 (0.84%) Data Centre
19 107 (0.78%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
20 101 (0.74%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2711 (19.87%) Linux
2 1718 (12.59%) Windows
3 722 (5.29%) Unix
4 660 (4.84%) Android
5 532 (3.90%) Apple iOS
6 214 (1.57%) Embedded Linux
7 112 (0.82%) Windows Server
8 104 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 89 (0.65%) CentOS
10 88 (0.64%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 67 (0.49%) Mac OS
12 56 (0.41%) Ubuntu
13 54 (0.40%) Mac OS X
14 53 (0.39%) VxWorks
15 50 (0.37%) Solaris
16 35 (0.26%) Windows 7
16 35 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
17 28 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
17 28 (0.21%) Windows XP
18 26 (0.19%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6525 (47.82%) Agile Software Development
2 2747 (20.13%) TDD
3 2605 (19.09%) Scrum
4 2553 (18.71%) OO
5 2061 (15.10%) MVC
6 1670 (12.24%) Test Automation
7 1665 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
8 1442 (10.57%) SDLC
9 1294 (9.48%) DevOps
10 1214 (8.90%) BDD
11 1177 (8.63%) Unit Testing
12 1122 (8.22%) Web Development
13 1052 (7.71%) Microservices
14 987 (7.23%) Open Source
15 984 (7.21%) Mathematics
16 964 (7.06%) OOP
17 870 (6.38%) Multithreading
18 836 (6.13%) Mentoring
19 708 (5.19%) Analytics
20 682 (5.00%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 5647 (41.38%) Java
2 4438 (32.52%) C#
3 4349 (31.87%) JavaScript
4 3494 (25.60%) C++
5 3241 (23.75%) SQL
6 2485 (18.21%) Python
7 1977 (14.49%) C
8 959 (7.03%) PHP
9 754 (5.53%) Scala
10 691 (5.06%) Ruby
11 491 (3.60%) T-SQL
12 435 (3.19%) Embedded C
13 368 (2.70%) Perl
14 318 (2.33%) PL/SQL
15 307 (2.25%) Go
16 284 (2.08%) VB.NET
17 276 (2.02%) Embedded C++
18 274 (2.01%) ES6
19 259 (1.90%) Bash Shell
20 252 (1.85%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 3880 (28.43%) Degree
2 1254 (9.19%) Computer Science Degree
3 776 (5.69%) Security Cleared
4 407 (2.98%) PhD
5 315 (2.31%) SC Cleared
6 221 (1.62%) DV Cleared
7 188 (1.38%) Numerate Degree
8 135 (0.99%) Master's Degree
9 115 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
10 112 (0.82%) ISEB
11 109 (0.80%) ISTQB
12 99 (0.73%) HND
13 92 (0.67%) PMI Certification
14 58 (0.43%) PMP
15 54 (0.40%) MCP
16 40 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 38 (0.28%) GCIA
18 34 (0.25%) GCIH
19 32 (0.23%) Chartered Engineer
20 31 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 916 (6.71%) QA
2 68 (0.50%) ISO 9001
3 67 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 58 (0.43%) SLA
5 41 (0.30%) MISRA
6 39 (0.29%) Data Quality
7 37 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 30 (0.22%) PCI DSS
9 29 (0.21%) Def Stans
10 28 (0.21%) DO-178B
11 25 (0.18%) ISO 26262
12 20 (0.15%) IEC 61508
13 19 (0.14%) MISRA C
14 18 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
15 17 (0.12%) JTAG
15 17 (0.12%) PMO
15 17 (0.12%) SEPA
16 16 (0.12%) DO-254
17 15 (0.11%) GCP
18 13 (0.095%) MiFID
System Software
1 728 (5.33%) Docker
2 298 (2.18%) Firmware
3 146 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 88 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
5 50 (0.37%) Active Directory
6 36 (0.26%) Snort
7 33 (0.24%) HDFS
8 30 (0.22%) vSphere
9 22 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
10 20 (0.15%) Hyper-V
10 20 (0.15%) KVM
11 19 (0.14%) Apache Flume
11 19 (0.14%) Varnish
12 17 (0.12%) etcd
12 17 (0.12%) flannel
13 15 (0.11%) VirtualBox
14 14 (0.10%) vCloud
15 13 (0.095%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 11 (0.081%) Oracle RAC
17 10 (0.073%) LXC
Systems Management
1 417 (3.06%) Puppet
2 395 (2.89%) Ansible
3 322 (2.36%) Opscode Chef
4 215 (1.58%) Kubernetes
5 95 (0.70%) Terraform
6 67 (0.49%) Kibana
7 54 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
8 47 (0.34%) Salt
9 42 (0.31%) Nagios
10 38 (0.28%) Consul
11 37 (0.27%) Packer
12 34 (0.25%) ZABBIX
13 29 (0.21%) Mesos
14 22 (0.16%) logstash
15 19 (0.14%) rkt
16 18 (0.13%) Opsview
17 17 (0.12%) Sysdig
18 16 (0.12%) Control-M
18 16 (0.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
18 16 (0.12%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 1428 (10.46%) Microsoft
2 1180 (8.65%) Oracle
3 338 (2.48%) Google
4 247 (1.81%) SAP
5 205 (1.50%) VMware
6 178 (1.30%) IBM
7 176 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
8 171 (1.25%) Red Hat
9 145 (1.06%) Zend
10 143 (1.05%) Adobe
11 109 (0.80%) Xamarin
12 98 (0.72%) HP
13 85 (0.62%) Atlassian
14 74 (0.54%) Splunk
15 72 (0.53%) Cadence
16 67 (0.49%) Cisco
16 67 (0.49%) Sun
17 58 (0.43%) New Relic
17 58 (0.43%) Tableau
18 55 (0.40%) EMC
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 59 minutes ago
Bristol, Avon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: upto 55,000
Posted: 18 minutes ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 minutes ago
Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 minutes ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £110,000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 59 minutes ago
Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 minutes ago
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 58 minutes ago
London
Goldman Sachs
Posted: 24 minutes ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum + beenfits
Posted: 59 minutes ago
Oxfordshire
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
ISL
Salary: £700000 - £800000 per annum
Posted: 37 minutes ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Tring, Hertfordshire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Digital Gurus
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Net Talent
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Colston Consulting
Salary: £80 - £140 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum Bonus + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
MA Associates Worldwide
Salary: From £35,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 65k + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40k - £49k + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: Excellent salary and Benefits including bonus
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric
Salary: From £30,000 to £34,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £48000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago