Period
to 24 November 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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 26 28
Rank change year-on-year +3 +2 +13
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 14888 13255 14303
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.26% 7.00% 6.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.19% 7.83% 7.36%
Number of salaries quoted 11944 11668 12443
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% +2.27%
10th Percentile £29,750 £29,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +8.43% +3.75%

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 161950 169183 194286
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.90% 89.41% 88.80%
Number of salaries quoted 127926 140515 160119
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £79,800 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 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 +3 13794 £50,000 - 1278
UK excluding London +6 9377 £45,000 - 803
London -2 5290 £62,500 - 540
South East +2 2692 £45,000 - 196
East of England +8 1891 £47,500 +5.56% 184
North of England +9 1791 £46,750 +12.65% 193
South West +3 1274 £45,000 - 89
North West +7 1001 £45,000 +5.88% 81
Midlands 0 893 £42,500 +6.25% 75
Yorkshire +8 717 £47,500 +14.46% 99
Scotland +10 619 £41,500 - 49
West Midlands +8 526 £42,000 +9.09% 47
East Midlands -5 379 £40,000 - 28
Wales +22 192 £40,000 -11.11% 12
North East -20 73 £40,000 +14.29% 13
Northern Ireland -10 59 £40,000 - 5
Isle of Man -8 4 £60,000 +41.18%

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 7231 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
2 6059 (40.70%) Java
3 4599 (30.89%) C#
4 4497 (30.21%) JavaScript
5 4089 (27.47%) Degree
6 3773 (25.34%) C++
7 3487 (23.42%) SQL
8 3439 (23.10%) .NET
9 3204 (21.52%) Computer Science
10 3094 (20.78%) HTML
11 3008 (20.20%) Linux
12 2942 (19.76%) TDD
13 2907 (19.53%) Python
14 2860 (19.21%) Finance
15 2799 (18.80%) Scrum
16 2553 (17.15%) CSS
17 2503 (16.81%) OO
18 2211 (14.85%) AngularJS
19 2043 (13.72%) C
20 1858 (12.48%) MVC
21 1845 (12.39%) SQL Server
22 1837 (12.34%) Continuous Integration
23 1835 (12.33%) Windows
24 1764 (11.85%) Web Services
25 1705 (11.45%) Git (software)
26 1692 (11.36%) SDLC
27 1683 (11.30%) Amazon AWS
28 1632 (10.96%) ASP.NET
29 1607 (10.79%) Test Automation
30 1599 (10.74%) DevOps

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
1 428 (2.87%) Elasticsearch
1 428 (2.87%) Tomcat
2 420 (2.82%) Apache Spark
3 376 (2.53%) Apache
4 218 (1.46%) CMS
5 185 (1.24%) JBoss
6 149 (1.00%) OpenStack
7 142 (0.95%) IIS
8 131 (0.88%) Confluence
9 118 (0.79%) Apache Solr
10 107 (0.72%) WebLogic
11 95 (0.64%) WebSphere
12 91 (0.61%) SharePoint
13 81 (0.54%) nginx
14 79 (0.53%) Jetty
15 65 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 59 (0.40%) SAS
17 56 (0.38%) Umbraco
18 51 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 51 (0.34%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 110 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 79 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
3 62 (0.42%) Simulink
4 57 (0.38%) Photoshop
5 18 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 17 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
7 14 (0.094%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 13 (0.087%) SOLIDWORKS
9 11 (0.074%) InVision
10 9 (0.060%) OmniGraffle
11 7 (0.047%) Doxygen
11 7 (0.047%) Stateflow
12 6 (0.040%) Adobe After Effects
12 6 (0.040%) Microsoft Project
12 6 (0.040%) SPSS
13 5 (0.034%) Chatbot
13 5 (0.034%) EPLAN
13 5 (0.034%) Spreadsheet
14 4 (0.027%) HipChat
14 4 (0.027%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 52 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 46 (0.31%) Magento
3 42 (0.28%) SAP Hybris
4 19 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
5 15 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
6 10 (0.067%) Eloqua
6 10 (0.067%) Payment Gateway
7 9 (0.060%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 8 (0.054%) LabWindows
9 7 (0.047%) HFM
10 5 (0.034%) Dynamics NAV
10 5 (0.034%) Oracle BPM
10 5 (0.034%) Oracle Receivables
11 4 (0.027%) Cognos TM1
11 4 (0.027%) MetaTrader
11 4 (0.027%) ReMetrica
11 4 (0.027%) SessionCam
11 4 (0.027%) Shopify
11 4 (0.027%) Social Studio
11 4 (0.027%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 1683 (11.30%) Amazon AWS
2 920 (6.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 395 (2.65%) GitHub
4 370 (2.49%) SaaS
5 219 (1.47%) Google Cloud Platform
6 196 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
7 170 (1.14%) PaaS
8 120 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
9 119 (0.80%) IaaS
10 108 (0.73%) Serverless
11 77 (0.52%) npm
12 64 (0.43%) OpenShift
13 61 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
13 61 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
14 52 (0.35%) Office 365
15 48 (0.32%) Amazon S3
16 47 (0.32%) Amazon Kinesis
17 37 (0.25%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 36 (0.24%) Slack
19 33 (0.22%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 358 (2.40%) Internet
2 327 (2.20%) HTTP
3 317 (2.13%) TCP/IP
4 271 (1.82%) Wireless
5 115 (0.77%) Firewall
6 84 (0.56%) Ethernet
7 83 (0.56%) Bluetooth
8 81 (0.54%) SSL
9 73 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
10 68 (0.46%) DNS
11 59 (0.40%) VPN
12 57 (0.38%) VoIP
13 55 (0.37%) UMTS
14 52 (0.35%) GSM
15 51 (0.34%) LTE
16 45 (0.30%) AMQP
17 41 (0.28%) Wireshark
18 39 (0.26%) DHCP
19 38 (0.26%) InfiniBand
20 36 (0.24%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1845 (12.39%) SQL Server
2 1092 (7.33%) NoSQL
3 1090 (7.32%) MySQL
4 916 (6.15%) Big Data
5 797 (5.35%) MongoDB
6 774 (5.20%) Relational Database
7 616 (4.14%) Hadoop
8 460 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
9 401 (2.69%) Apache Cassandra
10 294 (1.97%) RDBMS
11 275 (1.85%) Redis
12 238 (1.60%) Oracle Database
13 156 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
14 151 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
15 123 (0.83%) Apache Hive
15 123 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 113 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 102 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
18 98 (0.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 96 (0.64%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1705 (11.45%) Git (software)
2 943 (6.33%) Jenkins
3 756 (5.08%) Visual Studio
4 701 (4.71%) JIRA
5 649 (4.36%) Subversion
6 551 (3.70%) Maven
7 548 (3.68%) Selenium
8 480 (3.22%) JUnit
9 377 (2.53%) Cucumber
10 361 (2.42%) TeamCity
11 359 (2.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 353 (2.37%) Team Foundation Server
13 335 (2.25%) NUnit
14 213 (1.43%) Gradle
15 197 (1.32%) Octopus Deploy
16 189 (1.27%) Eclipse
17 180 (1.21%) Bitbucket
18 164 (1.10%) Mercurial
19 157 (1.05%) MSBuild
20 152 (1.02%) WebDriver
General
1 2860 (19.21%) Finance
2 1233 (8.28%) Banking
3 696 (4.67%) Electronics
4 637 (4.28%) Investment Banking
5 608 (4.08%) Telecoms
6 607 (4.08%) Retail
7 539 (3.62%) Retail Banking
8 517 (3.47%) Games
9 455 (3.06%) Marketing
10 375 (2.52%) Front Office
11 325 (2.18%) Manufacturing
12 218 (1.46%) Automotive
13 203 (1.36%) Advertising
14 152 (1.02%) Financial Institution
15 151 (1.01%) Aerospace
16 110 (0.74%) Legal
17 109 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
18 99 (0.66%) Publishing
19 95 (0.64%) Law
20 77 (0.52%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6701 (45.01%) Software Engineer
2 5531 (37.15%) Developer
3 1612 (10.83%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1426 (9.58%) Java Developer
5 1422 (9.55%) Software Developer
6 1374 (9.23%) Java Engineer
7 1314 (8.83%) C++ Software Engineer
8 1180 (7.93%) Java Software Engineer
9 1166 (7.83%) Senior Developer
10 1153 (7.74%) C# Developer
11 1139 (7.65%) .NET Developer
12 920 (6.18%) C# Software Engineer
13 876 (5.88%) Developer/Software Engineer
14 780 (5.24%) C# .NET Developer
15 776 (5.21%) Graduate
16 701 (4.71%) Embedded Engineer
17 618 (4.15%) Embedded Software Engineer
18 603 (4.05%) .NET Software Engineer
19 502 (3.37%) C# Software Developer
20 501 (3.37%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3439 (23.10%) .NET
2 3094 (20.78%) HTML
3 2553 (17.15%) CSS
4 2211 (14.85%) AngularJS
5 1764 (11.85%) Web Services
6 1632 (10.96%) ASP.NET
7 1487 (9.99%) Spring
8 1324 (8.89%) HTML5
9 1317 (8.85%) Node.js
10 1276 (8.57%) RESTful
11 1226 (8.23%) REST
12 1216 (8.17%) jQuery
13 1171 (7.87%) React
14 1082 (7.27%) XML
15 782 (5.25%) .NET Framework
16 732 (4.92%) ASP.NET MVC
17 715 (4.80%) ASP.NET Web API
18 672 (4.51%) SOAP
19 653 (4.39%) Hibernate
20 651 (4.37%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 3204 (21.52%) Computer Science
2 1143 (7.68%) Analytical Skills
3 922 (6.19%) Greenfield Project
4 879 (5.90%) Algorithms
5 839 (5.64%) User Experience
6 490 (3.29%) Fintech
7 446 (3.00%) Mobile App
8 370 (2.49%) Enterprise Software
9 286 (1.92%) Data Structures
10 270 (1.81%) Embedded Systems
11 262 (1.76%) Derivative
12 220 (1.48%) Management Information System
13 202 (1.36%) Client/Server
14 162 (1.09%) Equity Derivative
15 149 (1.00%) Online Banking
16 132 (0.89%) Robotics
17 128 (0.86%) Data Centre
18 110 (0.74%) Virtual Team
19 109 (0.73%) Device Driver
20 104 (0.70%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3008 (20.20%) Linux
2 1835 (12.33%) Windows
3 765 (5.14%) Unix
4 694 (4.66%) Android
5 534 (3.59%) Apple iOS
6 229 (1.54%) Embedded Linux
7 116 (0.78%) Windows Server
8 89 (0.60%) Ubuntu
9 81 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 80 (0.54%) CentOS
11 59 (0.40%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 55 (0.37%) Debian
13 50 (0.34%) VxWorks
14 49 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
15 47 (0.32%) Windows 10
16 44 (0.30%) Solaris
17 43 (0.29%) Mac OS X
18 40 (0.27%) Mac OS
18 40 (0.27%) Windows 7
19 33 (0.22%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7231 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2942 (19.76%) TDD
3 2799 (18.80%) Scrum
4 2503 (16.81%) OO
5 1858 (12.48%) MVC
6 1837 (12.34%) Continuous Integration
7 1692 (11.36%) SDLC
8 1607 (10.79%) Test Automation
9 1599 (10.74%) DevOps
10 1425 (9.57%) BDD
11 1424 (9.56%) Microservices
12 1219 (8.19%) Mathematics
13 1198 (8.05%) Unit Testing
14 1140 (7.66%) Web Development
15 1125 (7.56%) Mentoring
16 1064 (7.15%) Open Source
17 1061 (7.13%) Multithreading
18 1005 (6.75%) OOP
19 818 (5.49%) Analytics
20 772 (5.19%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 6059 (40.70%) Java
2 4599 (30.89%) C#
3 4497 (30.21%) JavaScript
4 3773 (25.34%) C++
5 3487 (23.42%) SQL
6 2907 (19.53%) Python
7 2043 (13.72%) C
8 950 (6.38%) PHP
9 828 (5.56%) Scala
10 783 (5.26%) Ruby
11 484 (3.25%) T-SQL
12 424 (2.85%) Embedded C
13 389 (2.61%) Go
14 332 (2.23%) Perl
15 310 (2.08%) MATLAB
16 305 (2.05%) Bash Shell
17 295 (1.98%) PL/SQL
18 271 (1.82%) PowerShell
19 262 (1.76%) Embedded C++
20 254 (1.71%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4089 (27.47%) Degree
2 1368 (9.19%) Computer Science Degree
3 626 (4.20%) Security Cleared
4 434 (2.92%) PhD
5 280 (1.88%) SC Cleared
6 196 (1.32%) Numerate Degree
7 166 (1.11%) DV Cleared
8 128 (0.86%) Master's Degree
9 122 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
10 71 (0.48%) HND
11 64 (0.43%) ISEB
12 61 (0.41%) MCP
13 60 (0.40%) PMI Certification
14 50 (0.34%) ISTQB
15 49 (0.33%) Sun Certification
16 46 (0.31%) CISSP
17 43 (0.29%) PMP
18 35 (0.24%) CompTIA Security+
18 35 (0.24%) Security+ Certification
19 33 (0.22%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1012 (6.80%) QA
2 66 (0.44%) MISRA
3 59 (0.40%) GCP
4 51 (0.34%) ISO 9001
5 39 (0.26%) SLA
6 38 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 36 (0.24%) PCI DSS
8 34 (0.23%) DO-178B
8 34 (0.23%) MISRA C
9 33 (0.22%) Data Quality
10 29 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
11 24 (0.16%) SEPA
12 22 (0.15%) MiFID
13 21 (0.14%) IEC 61508
13 21 (0.14%) PMO
14 20 (0.13%) ISO 13485
14 20 (0.13%) ISO 26262
15 18 (0.12%) IEC 62304
16 17 (0.11%) ECSS
16 17 (0.11%) GDPR
System Software
1 989 (6.64%) Docker
2 225 (1.51%) Firmware
3 121 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 84 (0.56%) Active Directory
5 45 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
6 36 (0.24%) Hyper-V
7 33 (0.22%) HDFS
8 27 (0.18%) Apache Flume
9 24 (0.16%) vSphere
10 23 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
11 21 (0.14%) Xen
12 15 (0.10%) KVM
12 15 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
13 14 (0.094%) Ceph
13 14 (0.094%) Oracle RAC
14 12 (0.081%) NFS
14 12 (0.081%) VMware NSX
15 10 (0.067%) Snort
15 10 (0.067%) VirtualBox
16 8 (0.054%) LXC
Systems Management
1 536 (3.60%) Puppet
2 497 (3.34%) Ansible
3 423 (2.84%) Opscode Chef
4 313 (2.10%) Kubernetes
5 126 (0.85%) Terraform
6 40 (0.27%) Mesos
7 38 (0.26%) Packer
8 36 (0.24%) Salt
9 35 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
9 35 (0.24%) Nagios
10 28 (0.19%) Kibana
11 25 (0.17%) Cobbler
12 24 (0.16%) Consul
12 24 (0.16%) ZABBIX
13 22 (0.15%) HockeyApp
14 20 (0.13%) Grafana
14 20 (0.13%) Marathon
14 20 (0.13%) Opsview
15 18 (0.12%) Capistrano
15 18 (0.12%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 1330 (8.93%) Microsoft
2 1215 (8.16%) Oracle
3 467 (3.14%) Google
4 299 (2.01%) SAP
5 203 (1.36%) VMware
6 154 (1.03%) Zend
7 145 (0.97%) Red Hat
8 143 (0.96%) IBM
9 137 (0.92%) Atlassian
10 113 (0.76%) Adobe
11 104 (0.70%) Cisco
12 98 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
13 97 (0.65%) Cadence
14 95 (0.64%) Sun
15 91 (0.61%) Xamarin
16 88 (0.59%) HP
17 67 (0.45%) hybris
18 51 (0.34%) Splunk
19 48 (0.32%) Sophos
19 48 (0.32%) TIBCO