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 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineering
UK
Rank 23 26 40
Rank change year-on-year +3 +14  
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 6406 7143 6188
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.65% 6.96% 5.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.59% 7.87% 6.75%
Number of salaries quoted 5109 6056 5299
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,750 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.17% +6.25%  

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 74564 90782 91624
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.03% 88.50% 87.04%
Number of salaries quoted 61277 75155 74101
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.04%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 23 March 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 23 March 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 +3 5994 £50,000 +5.26% 1110
London +2 2218 £62,500 +4.16% 458
South East +7 1125 £45,000 - 203
South West +2 631 £40,000 -11.11% 89
East of England +1 617 £45,000 - 131
Yorkshire +19 482 £44,000 +3.52% 79
North West +3 446 £42,500 -5.55% 76
Manchester -1 364 £45,000 -5.26% 56
Cambridgeshire +7 356 £45,000 - 81
Cambridge +3 319 £45,000 - 66
Hampshire +4 286 £45,000 +5.88% 45
West Midlands 0 258 £40,591 +1.47% 28
West Yorkshire -1 258 £45,000 +5.88% 47
Berkshire +34 254 £50,000 - 42
Bristol -1 243 £42,500 -5.55% 39
Scotland +3 208 £45,000 +8.43% 54
East Midlands -9 202 £40,000 +6.66% 36
City of London -23 199 £62,500 - 90
Leeds -3 179 £45,000 - 37
Surrey -4 156 £50,000 +11.11% 44
Hertfordshire -1 150 £42,500 -5.55% 22
Gloucestershire -5 139 £45,135 -14.02% 13
Oxfordshire -6 127 £47,500 +5.55% 35
North Yorkshire +46 126 £44,000 +3.52% 12
Somerset +10 122 £38,049 -4.87% 13
Wales +9 117 £45,000 +5.88% 21
Edinburgh +3 111 £45,000 +5.88% 31
West Sussex -3 109 £45,000 +5.88% 11
Reading +45 100 £52,500 +5.00% 16
South Wales +10 100 £45,000 +5.88% 16

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 6281 (48.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5025 (38.94%) Java
3 4259 (33.00%) JavaScript
4 4150 (32.16%) C#
5 3504 (27.15%) Degree
6 3310 (25.65%) .NET
7 3297 (25.55%) C++
8 3274 (25.37%) HTML
9 3187 (24.69%) SQL
10 2641 (20.46%) CSS
11 2624 (20.33%) Computer Science
12 2510 (19.45%) TDD
13 2504 (19.40%) Linux
14 2370 (18.36%) Python
15 2344 (18.16%) Scrum
16 2334 (18.08%) Finance
17 2164 (16.77%) OO
18 1911 (14.81%) SQL Server
19 1906 (14.77%) MVC
20 1890 (14.64%) AngularJS
21 1726 (13.37%) C
22 1681 (13.02%) ASP.NET
23 1596 (12.37%) Web Services
24 1593 (12.34%) Continuous Integration
25 1485 (11.51%) Git (software)
26 1408 (10.91%) Windows
27 1292 (10.01%) HTML5
28 1270 (9.84%) Microsoft
29 1244 (9.64%) jQuery
30 1179 (9.14%) MySQL

Software Engineering
Top Related 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
1 471 (3.65%) Elasticsearch
2 384 (2.98%) Apache Spark
3 350 (2.71%) Apache
4 320 (2.48%) Tomcat
5 269 (2.08%) JBoss
6 204 (1.58%) WebSphere
7 187 (1.45%) IIS
8 168 (1.30%) SharePoint
9 162 (1.26%) CMS
10 138 (1.07%) WebLogic
11 127 (0.98%) Confluence
12 115 (0.89%) Apache Pig
13 113 (0.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 89 (0.69%) Apache Solr
15 81 (0.63%) nginx
16 76 (0.59%) OpenStack
17 67 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 65 (0.50%) Umbraco
19 59 (0.46%) Drupal
20 57 (0.44%) WordPress
Applications
1 670 (5.19%) MS Excel
2 98 (0.76%) MS Office
3 88 (0.68%) Photoshop
4 30 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
4 30 (0.23%) MS Visio
5 29 (0.22%) Simulink
6 17 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 15 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
7 15 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
8 13 (0.10%) GNU Octave
8 13 (0.10%) MS Project
9 10 (0.077%) InVision
9 10 (0.077%) SOLIDWORKS
10 9 (0.070%) Spreadsheet
11 7 (0.054%) SPSS
12 6 (0.046%) Stateflow
13 3 (0.023%) AutoCAD
13 3 (0.023%) CATIA
14 2 (0.015%) Doxygen
14 2 (0.015%) Weka
Business Applications
1 36 (0.28%) Visualfiles
2 34 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 20 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 18 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
5 17 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
6 16 (0.12%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 11 (0.085%) Infor M3
7 11 (0.085%) Magento
8 10 (0.077%) Sentinel
9 8 (0.062%) Oracle BPM
9 8 (0.062%) Radian6
10 7 (0.054%) NetSuite
11 6 (0.046%) HFM
11 6 (0.046%) Oracle EBS
12 5 (0.039%) BASE24
12 5 (0.039%) Hyperion Enterprise
12 5 (0.039%) Hyperion Planning
12 5 (0.039%) Sage 200
12 5 (0.039%) SAP Business One
13 4 (0.031%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 1091 (8.45%) Amazon AWS
2 653 (5.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 425 (3.29%) SaaS
4 266 (2.06%) GitHub
5 184 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
6 126 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
7 114 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
8 112 (0.87%) PaaS
9 92 (0.71%) Office 365
10 84 (0.65%) IaaS
11 49 (0.38%) Amazon S3
12 43 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
13 37 (0.29%) Heroku
14 34 (0.26%) Slack
15 32 (0.25%) Force.com
16 30 (0.23%) G Suite
17 27 (0.21%) Amazon Kinesis
18 23 (0.18%) Adobe Analytics
19 20 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
20 13 (0.10%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 384 (2.98%) TCP/IP
2 321 (2.49%) HTTP
3 280 (2.17%) Internet
4 160 (1.24%) Wireless
5 157 (1.22%) Firewall
6 144 (1.12%) Ethernet
7 134 (1.04%) Bluetooth
8 87 (0.67%) DNS
8 87 (0.67%) RS-232
9 79 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
10 67 (0.52%) RS-485
11 63 (0.49%) Intranet
12 61 (0.47%) WAN
13 58 (0.45%) GSM
14 56 (0.43%) LAN
15 53 (0.41%) ZigBee
16 48 (0.37%) SSL
17 47 (0.36%) Network Security
18 45 (0.35%) LDAP
19 44 (0.34%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1911 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 1179 (9.14%) MySQL
3 975 (7.55%) NoSQL
4 836 (6.48%) Big Data
5 798 (6.18%) MongoDB
6 733 (5.68%) Relational Database
7 557 (4.32%) Hadoop
8 392 (3.04%) PostgreSQL
9 327 (2.53%) Apache Cassandra
10 257 (1.99%) RDBMS
11 233 (1.81%) Redis
12 181 (1.40%) Oracle Database
13 168 (1.30%) Apache Hive
14 158 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 150 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
16 137 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
17 120 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
18 101 (0.78%) HBase
19 100 (0.77%) Blockchain
20 98 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1485 (11.51%) Git (software)
2 881 (6.83%) Jenkins
3 786 (6.09%) Visual Studio
4 683 (5.29%) Subversion
5 519 (4.02%) Team Foundation Server
6 512 (3.97%) Maven
6 512 (3.97%) Selenium
7 446 (3.46%) JIRA
8 431 (3.34%) JUnit
9 266 (2.06%) TeamCity
10 249 (1.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 223 (1.73%) Cucumber
12 219 (1.70%) Eclipse
13 213 (1.65%) NUnit
14 179 (1.39%) Ant
15 168 (1.30%) Octopus Deploy
16 165 (1.28%) WebDriver
17 148 (1.15%) Hudson
17 148 (1.15%) Jasmine
18 143 (1.11%) gulp
General
1 2334 (18.08%) Finance
2 595 (4.61%) Banking
3 566 (4.39%) Retail
4 517 (4.01%) Telecoms
5 493 (3.82%) Electronics
6 426 (3.30%) Games
7 334 (2.59%) Marketing
8 242 (1.88%) Manufacturing
9 189 (1.46%) Automotive
10 173 (1.34%) Advertising
11 138 (1.07%) Military
12 133 (1.03%) Aerospace
12 133 (1.03%) Publishing
13 105 (0.81%) Financial Institution
14 93 (0.72%) Investment Banking
15 91 (0.71%) Front Office
16 80 (0.62%) Law
17 77 (0.60%) Legal
18 60 (0.46%) Back Office
19 59 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5711 (44.25%) Developer
2 4853 (37.60%) Software Engineer
3 1518 (11.76%) Java Developer
4 1249 (9.68%) C# Developer
5 1244 (9.64%) Software Developer
6 1199 (9.29%) .NET Developer
7 1178 (9.13%) Java Engineer
8 1063 (8.24%) Senior Developer
9 1047 (8.11%) Senior Software Engineer
10 941 (7.29%) Java Software Engineer
11 892 (6.91%) C++ Software Engineer
12 851 (6.59%) C# .NET Developer
13 789 (6.11%) C# Software Engineer
14 771 (5.97%) Developer/Software Engineer
15 588 (4.56%) .NET Software Engineer
16 586 (4.54%) Embedded Engineer
17 524 (4.06%) Embedded Software Engineer
18 513 (3.97%) JavaScript Developer
19 478 (3.70%) Graduate
20 474 (3.67%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3310 (25.65%) .NET
2 3274 (25.37%) HTML
3 2641 (20.46%) CSS
4 1890 (14.64%) AngularJS
5 1681 (13.02%) ASP.NET
6 1596 (12.37%) Web Services
7 1292 (10.01%) HTML5
8 1244 (9.64%) jQuery
9 1179 (9.14%) Node.js
10 1092 (8.46%) Spring
11 1061 (8.22%) REST
12 1031 (7.99%) XML
13 815 (6.31%) RESTful
14 807 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
15 687 (5.32%) React
16 679 (5.26%) .NET Framework
17 672 (5.21%) SOAP
18 671 (5.20%) CSS3
19 654 (5.07%) JSON
20 619 (4.80%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2624 (20.33%) Computer Science
2 794 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
3 768 (5.95%) Algorithms
4 579 (4.49%) User Experience
5 498 (3.86%) Mobile App
6 387 (3.00%) Enterprise Software
7 378 (2.93%) Data Structures
8 364 (2.82%) Fintech
9 255 (1.98%) Embedded Systems
10 253 (1.96%) Management Information System
11 238 (1.84%) Data Centre
12 195 (1.51%) Client/Server
13 162 (1.26%) Hedge funds
14 125 (0.97%) iPad
15 108 (0.84%) Device Driver
15 108 (0.84%) Virtual Team
16 96 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
17 94 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 81 (0.63%) Fixed Income
19 80 (0.62%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 2504 (19.40%) Linux
2 1408 (10.91%) Windows
3 746 (5.78%) Unix
4 545 (4.22%) Android
5 429 (3.32%) Apple iOS
6 156 (1.21%) Embedded Linux
7 106 (0.82%) Windows Server
8 75 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 74 (0.57%) CentOS
10 61 (0.47%) Ubuntu
11 55 (0.43%) Mac OS
12 54 (0.42%) Windows Embedded Compact
13 46 (0.36%) Mac OS X
14 36 (0.28%) Solaris
15 31 (0.24%) VxWorks
15 31 (0.24%) Windows 7
16 26 (0.20%) Windows 10
17 25 (0.19%) CoreOS
18 24 (0.19%) AIX
19 23 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6281 (48.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2510 (19.45%) TDD
3 2344 (18.16%) Scrum
4 2164 (16.77%) OO
5 1906 (14.77%) MVC
6 1593 (12.34%) Continuous Integration
7 1092 (8.46%) Web Development
8 1080 (8.37%) SDLC
9 1075 (8.33%) DevOps
10 1059 (8.21%) Mathematics
11 1041 (8.07%) BDD
12 996 (7.72%) Unit Testing
13 941 (7.29%) Multithreading
14 930 (7.21%) Microservices
15 922 (7.14%) Open Source
16 884 (6.85%) OOP
17 853 (6.61%) Mentoring
18 795 (6.16%) E-Commerce
19 624 (4.83%) Analytics
20 601 (4.66%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 5025 (38.94%) Java
2 4259 (33.00%) JavaScript
3 4150 (32.16%) C#
4 3297 (25.55%) C++
5 3187 (24.69%) SQL
6 2370 (18.36%) Python
7 1726 (13.37%) C
8 965 (7.48%) PHP
9 781 (6.05%) Ruby
10 733 (5.68%) Scala
11 437 (3.39%) Perl
12 399 (3.09%) T-SQL
13 396 (3.07%) Embedded C
14 301 (2.33%) Bash Shell
15 291 (2.25%) TypeScript
16 277 (2.15%) VB.NET
17 261 (2.02%) Go
18 255 (1.98%) Embedded C++
18 255 (1.98%) PL/SQL
19 240 (1.86%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 3504 (27.15%) Degree
2 749 (5.80%) Security Cleared
3 352 (2.73%) PhD
4 291 (2.25%) SC Cleared
5 279 (2.16%) DV Cleared
6 140 (1.08%) PMI Certification
7 124 (0.96%) ISEB
8 109 (0.84%) ISTQB
9 93 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
10 92 (0.71%) PMP
11 52 (0.40%) HND
11 52 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 48 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
13 44 (0.34%) CISSP
14 38 (0.29%) SANS
15 37 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
15 37 (0.29%) GIAC
16 34 (0.26%) CCNA
17 33 (0.26%) CompTIA Security+
17 33 (0.26%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 850 (6.59%) QA
2 70 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 70 (0.54%) SDET
3 52 (0.40%) ISO 9001
4 51 (0.40%) MISRA
5 45 (0.35%) SLA
6 38 (0.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 31 (0.24%) Data Quality
8 30 (0.23%) JTAG
9 27 (0.21%) PCI DSS
10 23 (0.18%) PMO
11 20 (0.15%) DO-178B
12 17 (0.13%) IEC 61508
13 16 (0.12%) ISO26262
14 15 (0.12%) Def Stans
14 15 (0.12%) MiFID
14 15 (0.12%) MISRA C
15 10 (0.077%) GCP
16 9 (0.070%) DO-254
17 8 (0.062%) WCAG
System Software
1 582 (4.51%) Docker
2 250 (1.94%) Firmware
3 235 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 118 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
5 72 (0.56%) Active Directory
6 59 (0.46%) Hyper-V
7 53 (0.41%) HDFS
8 36 (0.28%) vSphere
9 32 (0.25%) VirtualBox
10 30 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 30 (0.23%) Snort
11 29 (0.22%) vCloud
12 24 (0.19%) KVM
12 24 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
13 22 (0.17%) Varnish
14 18 (0.14%) NFS
15 16 (0.12%) Apache Flume
16 12 (0.093%) VMware ESX
17 7 (0.054%) Xen
18 6 (0.046%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 324 (2.51%) Puppet
2 298 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
3 284 (2.20%) Ansible
4 172 (1.33%) Kubernetes
5 105 (0.81%) Terraform
6 72 (0.56%) Mesos
7 60 (0.46%) Nagios
8 53 (0.41%) Grafana
9 49 (0.38%) SCVMM
10 45 (0.35%) Docker Swarm
10 45 (0.35%) Graphite
10 45 (0.35%) Kibana
11 32 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
12 23 (0.18%) ZABBIX
13 22 (0.17%) Capistrano
13 22 (0.17%) Consul
14 21 (0.16%) Control-M
14 21 (0.16%) Salt
15 20 (0.15%) logstash
16 18 (0.14%) StatsD
Vendors
1 1270 (9.84%) Microsoft
2 1028 (7.97%) Oracle
3 334 (2.59%) Google
4 295 (2.29%) VMware
5 204 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
6 203 (1.57%) IBM
7 191 (1.48%) Adobe
8 169 (1.31%) SAP
9 139 (1.08%) HP
10 134 (1.04%) Cisco
11 118 (0.91%) Zend
12 114 (0.88%) Red Hat
13 91 (0.71%) CheckPoint
14 83 (0.64%) EMC
15 80 (0.62%) Atlassian
16 77 (0.60%) Splunk
17 75 (0.58%) Coverity
18 72 (0.56%) Xamarin
19 58 (0.45%) Tableau
20 52 (0.40%) Juniper
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Posted: 1 hour ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £30000 - £45000 Per Annum bonus, benefits
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London
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Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
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Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
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Cheshire
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Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
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Salary: £60,000 per annum + 10% Bonus
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Salary: £75k to £90k + options
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Salary: From £70,000 to £95,000 per annum Bonus and benefits package
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Cardiff, South Glamorgan
ISL
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Greater Manchester
Verticality Ltd
Salary: to £45k DOE + Benefits
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South East London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £50k + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
X4 Group
Salary: £50k - 65k per year + Excellent Benefits
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Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ISL
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 40,000
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Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
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