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 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 28 34
Rank change year-on-year +4 +6  
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 6744 6625 6691
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.58% 6.73% 6.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.45% 7.57% 6.94%
Number of salaries quoted 5490 5714 5574
Median salary £47,500 £48,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.06% +7.77%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £31,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.55% +12.50%  

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 79794 87486 96432
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.73% 88.91% 88.08%
Number of salaries quoted 64221 73157 78828
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 £79,500 £75,000 £77,500
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 28 June 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 28 June 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 6298 £47,500 -5.00% 1039
London +2 2317 £65,000 +8.33% 418
South East -1 1131 £45,000 - 166
East of England +4 821 £45,000 - 132
South West +4 685 £40,000 -11.11% 92
Cambridgeshire +8 470 £47,500 -5.00% 84
Yorkshire +22 460 £43,500 +2.35% 77
North West +8 454 £45,000 +4.04% 71
Cambridge +10 415 £50,000 - 76
Manchester +10 338 £45,000 -3.55% 48
West Midlands +9 263 £40,000 - 38
City of London 0 260 £62,500 +4.16% 69
West Yorkshire +3 249 £47,500 +5.55% 50
Bristol +5 248 £42,500 -5.55% 40
Berkshire +24 241 £47,500 +5.55% 29
Scotland +7 237 £40,000 - 60
Hampshire -4 217 £45,000 - 33
Hertfordshire +9 210 £45,000 +5.88% 29
Leeds +3 203 £47,500 - 39
Surrey -11 186 £47,500 +11.76% 34
East Midlands -7 178 £40,000 -5.88% 30
Oxfordshire -2 160 £40,000 -11.11% 27
Edinburgh +11 131 £40,000 -3.61% 37
Reading +32 122 £50,000 +14.28% 10
Buckinghamshire -5 117 £47,000 +17.50% 9
Gloucestershire -2 113 £37,500 -21.05% 14
Somerset 0 112 £35,750 -12.80% 10
West Sussex -14 111 £34,000 -24.44% 9
South Yorkshire +26 98 £42,500 +21.42% 22
Wales +14 93 £45,000 +16.88% 11

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 6365 (48.03%) Agile Software Development
2 5384 (40.63%) Java
3 4343 (32.77%) C#
4 4313 (32.55%) JavaScript
5 3728 (28.13%) Degree
6 3461 (26.12%) C++
7 3387 (25.56%) .NET
8 3220 (24.30%) HTML
9 3175 (23.96%) SQL
10 2727 (20.58%) Computer Science
11 2681 (20.23%) TDD
12 2622 (19.79%) Linux
13 2598 (19.61%) CSS
14 2547 (19.22%) Scrum
15 2448 (18.47%) Python
16 2422 (18.28%) OO
17 2344 (17.69%) Finance
18 2055 (15.51%) AngularJS
19 2022 (15.26%) SQL Server
20 1993 (15.04%) MVC
21 1945 (14.68%) C
22 1699 (12.82%) Web Services
23 1693 (12.78%) Test Automation
24 1692 (12.77%) ASP.NET
25 1673 (12.63%) Git (software)
26 1651 (12.46%) Windows
27 1616 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
28 1414 (10.67%) Microsoft
29 1340 (10.11%) Amazon AWS
30 1268 (9.57%) SDLC

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
1 432 (3.26%) Apache
2 397 (3.00%) Elasticsearch
3 396 (2.99%) Tomcat
4 365 (2.75%) Apache Spark
5 241 (1.82%) JBoss
6 187 (1.41%) IIS
7 175 (1.32%) WebSphere
8 173 (1.31%) CMS
9 160 (1.21%) SharePoint
10 138 (1.04%) WebLogic
11 127 (0.96%) Confluence
12 98 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 91 (0.69%) nginx
14 78 (0.59%) Jetty
15 76 (0.57%) OpenStack
16 75 (0.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 73 (0.55%) Apache Solr
18 66 (0.50%) Drupal
19 59 (0.45%) WordPress
20 55 (0.42%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 131 (0.99%) Microsoft Office
2 117 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 68 (0.51%) Photoshop
4 44 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 29 (0.22%) MS Visio
5 29 (0.22%) Simulink
6 16 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
7 12 (0.091%) Spreadsheet
8 11 (0.083%) Adobe After Effects
9 10 (0.075%) Microsoft Project
10 7 (0.053%) Maple
11 6 (0.045%) InVision
12 5 (0.038%) Stateflow
13 4 (0.030%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 4 (0.030%) SOLIDWORKS
14 3 (0.023%) Adobe Captivate
15 2 (0.015%) Chatbot
15 2 (0.015%) SPSS
16 1 (0.008%) GNU Octave
16 1 (0.008%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 108 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 21 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 20 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 17 (0.13%) Magento
5 16 (0.12%) Eloqua
6 15 (0.11%) HFM
7 14 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
8 13 (0.098%) Infor M3
9 12 (0.091%) Hyperion Enterprise
9 12 (0.091%) Hyperion Planning
10 10 (0.075%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
11 9 (0.068%) SessionCam
11 9 (0.068%) Social Studio
12 8 (0.060%) Remedy ITSM
13 6 (0.045%) Dynamics GP
13 6 (0.045%) Odoo
13 6 (0.045%) Oracle Applications
13 6 (0.045%) Oracle EBS
13 6 (0.045%) SAP Business One
14 5 (0.038%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 1340 (10.11%) Amazon AWS
2 811 (6.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 441 (3.33%) SaaS
4 267 (2.01%) GitHub
5 200 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
6 139 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
7 118 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
8 94 (0.71%) Office 365
9 89 (0.67%) PaaS
10 79 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
11 60 (0.45%) IaaS
12 46 (0.35%) Amazon S3
13 44 (0.33%) Amazon Kinesis
14 43 (0.32%) Force.com
15 36 (0.27%) Heroku
16 35 (0.26%) Slack
17 32 (0.24%) Adobe Analytics
17 32 (0.24%) G Suite
18 27 (0.20%) AWS Lambda
19 21 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 389 (2.94%) Internet
2 350 (2.64%) HTTP
3 348 (2.63%) TCP/IP
4 178 (1.34%) Ethernet
4 178 (1.34%) Wireless
5 141 (1.06%) Firewall
6 115 (0.87%) Bluetooth
7 87 (0.66%) RS-232
8 71 (0.54%) DNS
9 62 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
10 61 (0.46%) GSM
11 56 (0.42%) RS-485
12 52 (0.39%) Intranet
13 50 (0.38%) ZigBee
14 42 (0.32%) WAN
15 39 (0.29%) InfiniBand
16 38 (0.29%) Network Security
17 36 (0.27%) LAN
18 35 (0.26%) ATM
18 35 (0.26%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2022 (15.26%) SQL Server
2 1160 (8.75%) MySQL
3 930 (7.02%) NoSQL
4 767 (5.79%) Big Data
5 742 (5.60%) MongoDB
6 726 (5.48%) Relational Database
7 506 (3.82%) Hadoop
8 413 (3.12%) PostgreSQL
9 285 (2.15%) Apache Cassandra
10 249 (1.88%) RDBMS
11 191 (1.44%) Redis
12 171 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 151 (1.14%) Blockchain
14 150 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
15 135 (1.02%) Oracle Database
16 129 (0.97%) Apache Hive
17 123 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
18 121 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 109 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
20 93 (0.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 1673 (12.63%) Git (software)
2 888 (6.70%) Visual Studio
3 884 (6.67%) Jenkins
4 752 (5.68%) Subversion
5 597 (4.51%) JIRA
6 596 (4.50%) Selenium
7 571 (4.31%) Team Foundation Server
8 560 (4.23%) Maven
9 457 (3.45%) JUnit
10 327 (2.47%) TeamCity
11 297 (2.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 288 (2.17%) NUnit
13 265 (2.00%) Eclipse
14 255 (1.92%) Cucumber
15 204 (1.54%) WebDriver
16 173 (1.31%) Mercurial
17 168 (1.27%) gulp
18 161 (1.22%) Octopus Deploy
19 159 (1.20%) Hudson
20 154 (1.16%) Ant
General
1 2344 (17.69%) Finance
2 633 (4.78%) Retail
3 630 (4.75%) Banking
4 614 (4.63%) Electronics
5 478 (3.61%) Telecoms
6 476 (3.59%) Marketing
7 399 (3.01%) Games
8 287 (2.17%) Manufacturing
9 207 (1.56%) Investment Banking
10 197 (1.49%) Automotive
11 165 (1.25%) Financial Institution
12 162 (1.22%) Advertising
13 155 (1.17%) Aerospace
14 144 (1.09%) Front Office
15 126 (0.95%) Retail Banking
16 115 (0.87%) Legal
17 101 (0.76%) Military
18 99 (0.75%) Publishing
19 80 (0.60%) Back Office
20 52 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5466 (41.25%) Developer
2 5346 (40.34%) Software Engineer
3 1408 (10.63%) Software Developer
4 1398 (10.55%) Java Developer
5 1197 (9.03%) Java Engineer
6 1159 (8.75%) C# Developer
7 1120 (8.45%) .NET Developer
8 1080 (8.15%) C++ Software Engineer
9 1078 (8.14%) Senior Developer
10 1037 (7.83%) Senior Software Engineer
11 971 (7.33%) Java Software Engineer
12 838 (6.32%) C# Software Engineer
13 787 (5.94%) Developer/Software Engineer
14 741 (5.59%) C# .NET Developer
15 654 (4.94%) Graduate
16 605 (4.57%) Embedded Engineer
17 572 (4.32%) .NET Software Engineer
18 555 (4.19%) Embedded Software Engineer
19 474 (3.58%) Junior
20 471 (3.55%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3387 (25.56%) .NET
2 3220 (24.30%) HTML
3 2598 (19.61%) CSS
4 2055 (15.51%) AngularJS
5 1699 (12.82%) Web Services
6 1692 (12.77%) ASP.NET
7 1263 (9.53%) HTML5
8 1250 (9.43%) jQuery
8 1250 (9.43%) REST
9 1176 (8.87%) Node.js
10 1146 (8.65%) Spring
11 1105 (8.34%) XML
12 900 (6.79%) RESTful
13 881 (6.65%) ASP.NET MVC
14 875 (6.60%) React
15 782 (5.90%) .NET Framework
16 741 (5.59%) ASP.NET Web API
17 729 (5.50%) JSON
18 712 (5.37%) SOAP
19 693 (5.23%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2727 (20.58%) Computer Science
2 908 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
3 824 (6.22%) Greenfield Project
4 740 (5.58%) Algorithms
5 727 (5.49%) User Experience
6 593 (4.48%) Mobile App
7 462 (3.49%) Fintech
8 392 (2.96%) Enterprise Software
9 359 (2.71%) Data Structures
10 301 (2.27%) Management Information System
11 264 (1.99%) Embedded Systems
12 136 (1.03%) Data Centre
13 132 (1.00%) Device Driver
14 123 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
15 115 (0.87%) iPad
16 114 (0.86%) Hedge funds
17 113 (0.85%) Client/Server
18 112 (0.85%) Virtual Team
19 104 (0.78%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
20 100 (0.75%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 2622 (19.79%) Linux
2 1651 (12.46%) Windows
3 694 (5.24%) Unix
4 655 (4.94%) Android
5 545 (4.11%) Apple iOS
6 204 (1.54%) Embedded Linux
7 121 (0.91%) Windows Server
8 113 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 95 (0.72%) CentOS
10 83 (0.63%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 66 (0.50%) Mac OS
12 65 (0.49%) Ubuntu
13 48 (0.36%) Mac OS X
14 47 (0.35%) Solaris
15 44 (0.33%) VxWorks
16 41 (0.31%) Windows 7
17 32 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
17 32 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
18 30 (0.23%) Windows 10
19 27 (0.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6365 (48.03%) Agile Software Development
2 2681 (20.23%) TDD
3 2547 (19.22%) Scrum
4 2422 (18.28%) OO
5 1993 (15.04%) MVC
6 1693 (12.78%) Test Automation
7 1616 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
8 1268 (9.57%) SDLC
9 1253 (9.46%) DevOps
10 1173 (8.85%) Unit Testing
11 1119 (8.44%) BDD
12 1101 (8.31%) Web Development
13 1003 (7.57%) Microservices
14 965 (7.28%) Mathematics
15 960 (7.24%) Open Source
16 950 (7.17%) OOP
17 804 (6.07%) Mentoring
18 798 (6.02%) Multithreading
19 693 (5.23%) E-Commerce
20 654 (4.94%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 5384 (40.63%) Java
2 4343 (32.77%) C#
3 4313 (32.55%) JavaScript
4 3461 (26.12%) C++
5 3175 (23.96%) SQL
6 2448 (18.47%) Python
7 1945 (14.68%) C
8 963 (7.27%) PHP
9 729 (5.50%) Scala
10 720 (5.43%) Ruby
11 474 (3.58%) T-SQL
12 429 (3.24%) Embedded C
13 385 (2.91%) Perl
14 311 (2.35%) Go
15 305 (2.30%) PL/SQL
16 300 (2.26%) Embedded C++
17 276 (2.08%) Bash Shell
18 274 (2.07%) VB.NET
19 268 (2.02%) ES6
20 262 (1.98%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 3728 (28.13%) Degree
2 1190 (8.98%) Computer Science Degree
3 788 (5.95%) Security Cleared
4 401 (3.03%) PhD
5 313 (2.36%) SC Cleared
6 241 (1.82%) DV Cleared
7 164 (1.24%) Numerate Degree
8 131 (0.99%) ISEB
9 117 (0.88%) Master's Degree
10 115 (0.87%) ISTQB
11 113 (0.85%) PMI Certification
12 104 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
13 87 (0.66%) HND
14 63 (0.48%) PMP
15 55 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 47 (0.35%) MCP
17 41 (0.31%) Chartered Engineer
18 40 (0.30%) GCIA
19 36 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
20 35 (0.26%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 930 (7.02%) QA
2 70 (0.53%) ISO 9001
3 67 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 58 (0.44%) SLA
5 40 (0.30%) Data Quality
6 39 (0.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 36 (0.27%) MISRA
8 32 (0.24%) PCI DSS
9 27 (0.20%) Def Stans
10 25 (0.19%) DO-178B
11 24 (0.18%) ISO 26262
12 23 (0.17%) JTAG
13 19 (0.14%) IEC 61508
14 18 (0.14%) PMO
15 16 (0.12%) MISRA C
16 15 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
16 15 (0.11%) DO-254
16 15 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 15288
17 13 (0.098%) SEPA
18 9 (0.068%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 669 (5.05%) Docker
2 312 (2.35%) Firmware
3 180 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 98 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
5 53 (0.40%) Active Directory
6 43 (0.32%) Snort
7 31 (0.23%) vSphere
8 28 (0.21%) Hyper-V
9 27 (0.20%) HDFS
10 24 (0.18%) Varnish
11 22 (0.17%) vCloud
12 21 (0.16%) VirtualBox
13 20 (0.15%) KVM
14 19 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
15 16 (0.12%) etcd
15 16 (0.12%) flannel
16 14 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 11 (0.083%) Oracle RAC
18 10 (0.075%) LXC
19 9 (0.068%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 393 (2.97%) Puppet
2 383 (2.89%) Ansible
3 337 (2.54%) Opscode Chef
4 208 (1.57%) Kubernetes
5 116 (0.88%) Terraform
6 72 (0.54%) Kibana
7 57 (0.43%) Nagios
8 48 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
9 43 (0.32%) Salt
10 41 (0.31%) Consul
11 38 (0.29%) Mesos
12 35 (0.26%) ZABBIX
13 32 (0.24%) Packer
14 25 (0.19%) logstash
15 24 (0.18%) Docker Swarm
16 20 (0.15%) SCVMM
17 18 (0.14%) Grafana
17 18 (0.14%) Nmap
18 17 (0.13%) Control-M
19 16 (0.12%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 1414 (10.67%) Microsoft
2 1083 (8.17%) Oracle
3 367 (2.77%) Google
4 236 (1.78%) VMware
5 209 (1.58%) SAP
6 205 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
7 181 (1.37%) IBM
8 178 (1.34%) Red Hat
9 154 (1.16%) Adobe
10 141 (1.06%) Zend
11 107 (0.81%) Xamarin
12 93 (0.70%) HP
13 81 (0.61%) Atlassian
14 79 (0.60%) Splunk
15 76 (0.57%) Cisco
16 63 (0.48%) New Relic
17 62 (0.47%) Tableau
18 56 (0.42%) EMC
19 51 (0.38%) Cadence
20 48 (0.36%) Sitecore
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Revolution Technology
Salary: From £50,000 to £85,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £48000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
West London
OpenBet Technology
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum Bonus and benefits package
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Revolution Technology
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Revolution Technology
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits + Pension
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £90000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Aviva
Salary: £44,000 per annum dependant on experience
Posted: 51 minutes ago
Newport, Gwent
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 50000 per year
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bristol Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 50000 per year
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 50000 per year
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Consult Resolute Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Great salary
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Revolution Technology
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Innovative Technology Limited
Posted: 54 minutes ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £18000 - £19000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chorley, Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40k - £49k + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £21,000 to £22,000 per annum + benefits inc pension & share optio
Posted: 22 hours ago
Surrey
People Source Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
West London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric
Salary: From £30,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago