Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 25 27
Rank change year-on-year +4 +2 +13
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 14,929 12,878 14,146
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.55% 7.32% 6.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.52% 8.18% 7.68%
Number of salaries quoted 12,058 11,237 12,503
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +7.95%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £44,875 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.85% +5.59% +6.25%

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 156,865 157,457 184,205
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.85% 89.53% 88.89%
Number of salaries quoted 126,280 130,141 152,691
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,533 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.02% +2.17% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,125 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +3 13,892 £51,500 +3.00% 2,901
UK excluding London +3 9,481 £47,500 +5.85% 2,058
London 0 5,237 £62,500 - 1,030
South East +2 2,750 £47,500 +5.56% 538
East of England +10 1,878 £50,000 +11.11% 412
North of England +3 1,835 £47,500 +11.76% 419
South West +3 1,274 £45,000 - 251
North West +5 1,061 £47,500 +11.76% 208
Midlands +1 929 £43,750 +9.38% 251
Yorkshire +5 692 £50,000 +17.65% 175
Scotland +7 605 £45,000 +5.88% 106
West Midlands +1 520 £42,500 +6.25% 158
East Midlands -5 416 £42,500 +6.25% 93
Wales +13 152 £40,000 -5.88% 44
North East -21 82 £41,838 +4.59% 36
Northern Ireland -2 76 £40,000 -20.00% 34
Isle of Man - 5 £60,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 7,325 (49.07%) Agile Software Development
2 5,971 (40.00%) Java
3 4,743 (31.77%) C#
4 4,621 (30.95%) JavaScript
5 3,837 (25.70%) Degree
6 3,790 (25.39%) C++
7 3,573 (23.93%) SQL
8 3,496 (23.42%) .NET
9 3,055 (20.46%) TDD
10 3,020 (20.23%) Python
11 3,014 (20.19%) Computer Science
12 2,996 (20.07%) HTML
13 2,904 (19.45%) Linux
14 2,792 (18.70%) Scrum
15 2,572 (17.23%) Finance
16 2,509 (16.81%) CSS
17 2,359 (15.80%) OO
18 2,290 (15.34%) AngularJS
19 1,988 (13.32%) C
20 1,912 (12.81%) Amazon AWS
21 1,873 (12.55%) Continuous Integration
22 1,827 (12.24%) MVC
23 1,799 (12.05%) Web Services
24 1,787 (11.97%) SQL Server
25 1,780 (11.92%) Windows
26 1,767 (11.84%) DevOps
27 1,728 (11.57%) Git (software)
28 1,679 (11.25%) ASP.NET
29 1,675 (11.22%) Test Automation
30 1,648 (11.04%) Microservices

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
1 451 (3.02%) Apache Spark
2 440 (2.95%) Elasticsearch
3 329 (2.20%) Tomcat
4 306 (2.05%) Apache
5 245 (1.64%) CMS
6 166 (1.11%) JBoss
7 158 (1.06%) OpenStack
8 141 (0.94%) Confluence
9 134 (0.90%) Apache Solr
10 120 (0.80%) IIS
11 109 (0.73%) WebSphere
12 106 (0.71%) SharePoint
13 82 (0.55%) WebLogic
14 74 (0.50%) nginx
15 65 (0.44%) Umbraco
16 60 (0.40%) Jetty
17 58 (0.39%) Apache Pig
18 56 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 55 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
20 40 (0.27%) EPiServer
Applications
1 77 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 60 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
3 57 (0.38%) Photoshop
3 57 (0.38%) Simulink
4 21 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
5 19 (0.13%) SOLIDWORKS
6 17 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 15 (0.10%) OmniGraffle
8 14 (0.094%) InVision
9 10 (0.067%) Chatbot
9 10 (0.067%) Microsoft Project
10 7 (0.047%) Doxygen
10 7 (0.047%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 6 (0.040%) Stateflow
12 5 (0.033%) Abaqus
12 5 (0.033%) EPLAN
12 5 (0.033%) HipChat
12 5 (0.033%) MS Visio
12 5 (0.033%) NASTRAN
13 4 (0.027%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 98 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 61 (0.41%) SAP Hybris
3 48 (0.32%) Magento
4 18 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
4 18 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
5 15 (0.10%) Dynamics GP
6 14 (0.094%) Ripple
7 12 (0.080%) Distributed Ledger
7 12 (0.080%) LabWindows
8 10 (0.067%) Dynamics AX
8 10 (0.067%) Eloqua
8 10 (0.067%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 8 (0.054%) Ripple XRP
10 7 (0.047%) BASE24
11 6 (0.040%) Oracle ERP
12 5 (0.033%) Endur
12 5 (0.033%) Oracle EBS
12 5 (0.033%) Shopify
12 5 (0.033%) SimCorp Dimension
12 5 (0.033%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 1,912 (12.81%) Amazon AWS
2 1,049 (7.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 412 (2.76%) SaaS
4 365 (2.44%) GitHub
5 248 (1.66%) Google Cloud Platform
6 170 (1.14%) PaaS
7 157 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
8 139 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
9 128 (0.86%) Serverless
10 102 (0.68%) IaaS
11 95 (0.64%) npm
12 74 (0.50%) OpenShift
13 67 (0.45%) Amazon S3
14 64 (0.43%) Office 365
15 62 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
16 58 (0.39%) Amazon Kinesis
17 55 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
18 50 (0.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 50 (0.33%) Slack
19 43 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 347 (2.32%) Internet
2 339 (2.27%) TCP/IP
3 321 (2.15%) Wireless
4 284 (1.90%) HTTP
5 98 (0.66%) Firewall
6 83 (0.56%) Bluetooth
7 74 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
8 73 (0.49%) SSL
9 72 (0.48%) DNS
10 68 (0.46%) Ethernet
11 58 (0.39%) UMTS
12 56 (0.38%) DHCP
12 56 (0.38%) LTE
13 55 (0.37%) GSM
14 53 (0.36%) Network Security
15 52 (0.35%) VPN
16 49 (0.33%) Wireshark
17 47 (0.31%) AMQP
17 47 (0.31%) VoIP
18 44 (0.29%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,787 (11.97%) SQL Server
2 1,220 (8.17%) NoSQL
3 1,067 (7.15%) MySQL
4 932 (6.24%) Big Data
5 882 (5.91%) MongoDB
6 674 (4.51%) Relational Database
7 598 (4.01%) Hadoop
8 522 (3.50%) PostgreSQL
9 422 (2.83%) Apache Cassandra
10 307 (2.06%) Redis
11 222 (1.49%) RDBMS
12 202 (1.35%) Oracle Database
13 177 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
14 147 (0.98%) Apache Hive
15 113 (0.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 112 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
17 104 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 100 (0.67%) HBase
19 99 (0.66%) GIS
20 92 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1,728 (11.57%) Git (software)
2 985 (6.60%) Jenkins
3 718 (4.81%) JIRA
4 686 (4.60%) Visual Studio
5 640 (4.29%) Subversion
6 537 (3.60%) Selenium
7 482 (3.23%) Maven
8 443 (2.97%) JUnit
9 397 (2.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 382 (2.56%) Cucumber
11 332 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
12 331 (2.22%) TeamCity
13 295 (1.98%) NUnit
14 210 (1.41%) Octopus Deploy
15 207 (1.39%) Gradle
16 197 (1.32%) Bitbucket
17 187 (1.25%) gulp
18 156 (1.04%) Eclipse
19 149 (1.00%) Grunt
20 147 (0.98%) MSBuild
General
1 2,572 (17.23%) Finance
2 894 (5.99%) Banking
3 734 (4.92%) Retail
4 665 (4.45%) Electronics
5 567 (3.80%) Games
6 508 (3.40%) Telecoms
7 383 (2.57%) Marketing
8 362 (2.42%) Investment Banking
9 266 (1.78%) Retail Banking
10 237 (1.59%) Manufacturing
11 235 (1.57%) Advertising
12 210 (1.41%) Front Office
13 187 (1.25%) Automotive
14 128 (0.86%) Aerospace
15 114 (0.76%) Law
16 110 (0.74%) Financial Institution
17 90 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
18 84 (0.56%) Legal
19 81 (0.54%) Publishing
20 62 (0.42%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6,563 (43.96%) Software Engineer
2 5,683 (38.07%) Developer
3 1,650 (11.05%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1,579 (10.58%) Java Developer
5 1,456 (9.75%) Java Engineer
6 1,408 (9.43%) Software Developer
7 1,274 (8.53%) C++ Software Engineer
8 1,261 (8.45%) Java Software Engineer
9 1,216 (8.15%) C# Developer
10 1,192 (7.98%) Senior Developer
11 1,147 (7.68%) .NET Developer
12 906 (6.07%) C# Software Engineer
13 866 (5.80%) Developer/Software Engineer
14 792 (5.31%) C# .NET Developer
15 767 (5.14%) Embedded Engineer
16 720 (4.82%) Graduate
17 671 (4.49%) Embedded Software Engineer
18 607 (4.07%) .NET Software Engineer
19 510 (3.42%) C# Software Developer
20 509 (3.41%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,496 (23.42%) .NET
2 2,996 (20.07%) HTML
3 2,509 (16.81%) CSS
4 2,290 (15.34%) AngularJS
5 1,799 (12.05%) Web Services
6 1,679 (11.25%) ASP.NET
7 1,533 (10.27%) Spring
8 1,399 (9.37%) RESTful
9 1,354 (9.07%) React
10 1,340 (8.98%) Node.js
11 1,305 (8.74%) HTML5
12 1,165 (7.80%) jQuery
13 1,163 (7.79%) REST
14 973 (6.52%) XML
15 812 (5.44%) .NET Framework
16 777 (5.20%) ASP.NET MVC
17 708 (4.74%) ASP.NET Web API
18 621 (4.16%) CSS3
19 599 (4.01%) SOAP
20 598 (4.01%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 3,014 (20.19%) Computer Science
2 1,017 (6.81%) Greenfield Project
3 941 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
4 920 (6.16%) Algorithms
5 918 (6.15%) User Experience
6 497 (3.33%) Fintech
7 445 (2.98%) Enterprise Software
8 444 (2.97%) Mobile App
9 288 (1.93%) Data Structures
10 263 (1.76%) Embedded Systems
11 190 (1.27%) Client/Server
12 165 (1.11%) Management Information System
13 159 (1.07%) Robotics
14 155 (1.04%) Data Centre
15 141 (0.94%) Derivative
16 138 (0.92%) Public Cloud
17 115 (0.77%) Online Banking
18 103 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
19 98 (0.66%) Device Driver
20 94 (0.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2,904 (19.45%) Linux
2 1,780 (11.92%) Windows
3 681 (4.56%) Android
4 664 (4.45%) Unix
5 539 (3.61%) Apple iOS
6 217 (1.45%) Embedded Linux
7 129 (0.86%) Windows Server
8 85 (0.57%) Ubuntu
9 58 (0.39%) CentOS
10 57 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 56 (0.38%) Debian
12 48 (0.32%) Windows Embedded Compact
13 47 (0.31%) Windows 10
14 43 (0.29%) CoreOS
15 37 (0.25%) Mac OS
15 37 (0.25%) Windows 7
16 36 (0.24%) AIX
17 33 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
18 31 (0.21%) Mac OS X
19 29 (0.19%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7,325 (49.07%) Agile Software Development
2 3,055 (20.46%) TDD
3 2,792 (18.70%) Scrum
4 2,359 (15.80%) OO
5 1,873 (12.55%) Continuous Integration
6 1,827 (12.24%) MVC
7 1,767 (11.84%) DevOps
8 1,675 (11.22%) Test Automation
9 1,648 (11.04%) Microservices
10 1,586 (10.62%) SDLC
11 1,463 (9.80%) BDD
12 1,218 (8.16%) Mathematics
13 1,152 (7.72%) Mentoring
14 1,139 (7.63%) Web Development
15 1,103 (7.39%) Unit Testing
16 1,038 (6.95%) Open Source
17 999 (6.69%) Multithreading
18 996 (6.67%) OOP
19 877 (5.87%) Machine Learning
20 866 (5.80%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 5,971 (40.00%) Java
2 4,743 (31.77%) C#
3 4,621 (30.95%) JavaScript
4 3,790 (25.39%) C++
5 3,573 (23.93%) SQL
6 3,020 (20.23%) Python
7 1,988 (13.32%) C
8 1,049 (7.03%) PHP
9 848 (5.68%) Scala
10 799 (5.35%) Ruby
11 424 (2.84%) T-SQL
12 409 (2.74%) Embedded C
13 407 (2.73%) Go
14 340 (2.28%) Bash Shell
15 320 (2.14%) Perl
16 311 (2.08%) PowerShell
17 287 (1.92%) Embedded C++
18 282 (1.89%) MATLAB
19 246 (1.65%) TypeScript
20 234 (1.57%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3,837 (25.70%) Degree
2 1,299 (8.70%) Computer Science Degree
3 523 (3.50%) Security Cleared
4 423 (2.83%) PhD
5 247 (1.65%) SC Cleared
6 152 (1.02%) DV Cleared
7 146 (0.98%) Numerate Degree
8 124 (0.83%) Master's Degree
9 123 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
10 60 (0.40%) ISEB
11 59 (0.40%) MCP
12 57 (0.38%) Sun Certification
13 55 (0.37%) CISSP
14 49 (0.33%) PMI Certification
15 38 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
15 38 (0.25%) HND
16 37 (0.25%) CompTIA Security+
16 37 (0.25%) PMP
17 36 (0.24%) ISTQB
17 36 (0.24%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,034 (6.93%) QA
2 69 (0.46%) MISRA
3 67 (0.45%) GCP
4 43 (0.29%) PCI DSS
5 42 (0.28%) ISO 9001
6 34 (0.23%) MISRA C
7 33 (0.22%) DO-178B
8 31 (0.21%) SLA
9 30 (0.20%) Data Quality
10 29 (0.19%) GDPR
10 29 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 25 (0.17%) PMO
12 24 (0.16%) MiFID
13 22 (0.15%) ISO 13485
14 21 (0.14%) IEC 62304
15 20 (0.13%) ECSS
16 19 (0.13%) ISO 26262
17 18 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
18 15 (0.10%) IEC 61508
19 12 (0.080%) SEPA
System Software
1 1,090 (7.30%) Docker
2 211 (1.41%) Firmware
3 134 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 104 (0.70%) Active Directory
5 47 (0.31%) Hyper-V
6 40 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
7 35 (0.23%) vSphere
8 33 (0.22%) HDFS
8 33 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
9 27 (0.18%) Apache Flume
10 21 (0.14%) Ceph
10 21 (0.14%) VMware NSX
11 19 (0.13%) Xen
12 15 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
13 13 (0.087%) LXC
13 13 (0.087%) NFS
13 13 (0.087%) VirtualBox
14 11 (0.074%) Microsoft App-V
14 11 (0.074%) Oracle RAC
14 11 (0.074%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 544 (3.64%) Ansible
2 536 (3.59%) Puppet
3 441 (2.95%) Opscode Chef
4 406 (2.72%) Kubernetes
5 162 (1.09%) Terraform
6 48 (0.32%) HockeyApp
7 46 (0.31%) Mesos
8 40 (0.27%) Kibana
9 36 (0.24%) Nagios
10 35 (0.23%) Salt
11 32 (0.21%) vCenter Server
12 31 (0.21%) Packer
13 27 (0.18%) Marathon
14 26 (0.17%) Prometheus
15 25 (0.17%) Cobbler
16 23 (0.15%) ZABBIX
17 22 (0.15%) SCVMM
18 21 (0.14%) Docker Swarm
19 19 (0.13%) Grafana
19 19 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1,443 (9.67%) Microsoft
2 1,071 (7.17%) Oracle
3 551 (3.69%) Google
4 249 (1.67%) SAP
5 236 (1.58%) VMware
6 179 (1.20%) Atlassian
7 141 (0.94%) IBM
8 132 (0.88%) Zend
9 119 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
10 113 (0.76%) Cisco
11 107 (0.72%) Xamarin
12 104 (0.70%) Adobe
13 103 (0.69%) Red Hat
14 79 (0.53%) WorldPay
15 75 (0.50%) hybris
15 75 (0.50%) Sophos
16 68 (0.46%) Sun
17 67 (0.45%) TIBCO
18 66 (0.44%) HP
19 64 (0.43%) Cadence