Period
to 15 July 2020

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 15 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
UK
6 months to
15 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 19 20 22
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2 +3
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 7,587 14,883 15,616
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 10.13% 10.20% 8.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.99% 11.06% 9.63%
Number of salaries quoted 6,700 12,057 12,750
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +10.53%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £48,002 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.16% +1.06% +11.76%

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 69,042 134,567 162,151
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.21% 92.20% 92.13%
Number of salaries quoted 55,071 105,925 129,745
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.09%
10th Percentile £32,000 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in the UK

Software Engineering
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Engineering.

Salary trend for Software Engineering in the UK

Software Engineering
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Engineering over the 6 months to 15 July 2020.

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 15 July 2020. 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 6,952 £60,000 +9.09% 1,020
UK excluding London +1 4,345 £50,000 +4.16% 772
London -1 3,085 £75,000 +7.14% 334
South East +2 1,361 £55,000 +10.00% 173
North of England +1 1,124 £50,000 +5.26% 196
Work from Home +2 628 £57,500 -4.17% 192
South West -3 601 £50,000 +8.70% 107
North West +1 544 £55,000 +10.00% 120
Midlands +4 495 £47,500 - 97
Yorkshire +8 468 £50,000 +11.11% 55
Scotland -5 332 £50,000 +11.11% 51
West Midlands 0 291 £47,500 -5.00% 52
East of England -3 285 £50,000 -9.09% 113
East Midlands +13 204 £50,000 +11.11% 44
North East +12 112 £45,000 +1.12% 21
Wales -15 86 £49,750 +10.56% 21
Northern Ireland +18 83 £47,500 +18.75% 15

For the 6 months to 15 July 2020, 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 3,620 (47.71%) Agile Software Development
2 2,749 (36.23%) Java
3 2,734 (36.04%) JavaScript
4 2,304 (30.37%) C#
5 2,173 (28.64%) Python
6 1,893 (24.95%) AWS
7 1,821 (24.00%) .NET
8 1,590 (20.96%) DevOps
9 1,507 (19.86%) Azure
10 1,490 (19.64%) Finance
11 1,420 (18.72%) SQL
12 1,404 (18.51%) Microservices
13 1,379 (18.18%) Docker
14 1,358 (17.90%) Degree
15 1,327 (17.49%) AngularJS
16 1,323 (17.44%) TDD
17 1,312 (17.29%) C++
18 1,310 (17.27%) React
19 1,103 (14.54%) Scrum
20 1,077 (14.20%) HTML
21 1,044 (13.76%) Linux
21 1,044 (13.76%) Computer Science
22 1,043 (13.75%) Node.js
23 992 (13.07%) Git (software)
24 970 (12.79%) CSS
25 937 (12.35%) Kubernetes
26 913 (12.03%) Test Automation
27 878 (11.57%) Web Services
28 821 (10.82%) Problem-Solving
29 765 (10.08%) C

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
1 220 (2.90%) Confluence
2 169 (2.23%) Elasticsearch
3 164 (2.16%) Apache Spark
4 147 (1.94%) Apache
5 84 (1.11%) CMS
6 81 (1.07%) Tomcat
7 77 (1.01%) IIS
8 48 (0.63%) WebSphere
9 36 (0.47%) SAS
10 31 (0.41%) OpenStack
11 28 (0.37%) nginx
12 25 (0.33%) SharePoint
13 20 (0.26%) CICS
14 17 (0.22%) WordPress
15 16 (0.21%) Apache Solr
15 16 (0.21%) Cloud Foundry
16 15 (0.20%) JBoss
17 14 (0.18%) WebSphere Application Server
18 13 (0.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 13 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 33 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (0.41%) Chatbot
3 24 (0.32%) Microsoft Office
4 21 (0.28%) Simulink
5 12 (0.16%) Photoshop
6 9 (0.12%) MS Visio
7 8 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
8 7 (0.092%) Sketch
8 7 (0.092%) TargetLink
9 5 (0.066%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 5 (0.066%) Zeplin
10 4 (0.053%) EPLAN
10 4 (0.053%) Spreadsheet
11 3 (0.040%) Adobe Illustrator
11 3 (0.040%) Windchill
12 2 (0.026%) Adobe Premiere
13 1 (0.013%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.013%) CATIA
13 1 (0.013%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 49 (0.65%) FINCAD Analytics
2 22 (0.29%) Distributed Ledger
3 21 (0.28%) R3 Corda
4 13 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
4 13 (0.17%) Magento
5 9 (0.12%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 7 (0.092%) NetSuite
7 5 (0.066%) OpenCart
8 4 (0.053%) Infor M3
8 4 (0.053%) SAP Hybris
8 4 (0.053%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 3 (0.040%) Adobe Campaign
9 3 (0.040%) Elite 3E
10 2 (0.026%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 2 (0.026%) SAP BPC
10 2 (0.026%) SAP CRM
10 2 (0.026%) SAP ERP
10 2 (0.026%) Shopify
10 2 (0.026%) Tesseract
11 1 (0.013%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1,893 (24.95%) AWS
2 1,507 (19.86%) Azure
3 574 (7.57%) GCP
4 384 (5.06%) SaaS
5 347 (4.57%) Serverless
6 228 (3.01%) AWS Lambda
7 181 (2.39%) GitHub
8 139 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
9 123 (1.62%) Amazon ECS
10 104 (1.37%) PaaS
11 103 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
12 80 (1.05%) OpenShift
13 68 (0.90%) Amazon S3
13 68 (0.90%) Power Platform
14 60 (0.79%) IaaS
15 57 (0.75%) npm
16 55 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
17 41 (0.54%) Amazon SQS
18 36 (0.47%) Apigee
19 34 (0.45%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 158 (2.08%) TCP/IP
2 116 (1.53%) Internet
3 87 (1.15%) HTTP
4 74 (0.98%) Wireless
5 73 (0.96%) Firewall
6 52 (0.69%) Bluetooth
7 41 (0.54%) DNS
8 39 (0.51%) MQTT
9 35 (0.46%) Skype
9 35 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
10 34 (0.45%) Wireshark
11 33 (0.43%) Ethernet
12 29 (0.38%) RS-232
12 29 (0.38%) RS-485
13 21 (0.28%) SSL
14 18 (0.24%) VPN
15 17 (0.22%) Network Security
16 16 (0.21%) LTE
17 15 (0.20%) SSH
17 15 (0.20%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 757 (9.98%) SQL Server
2 600 (7.91%) NoSQL
3 469 (6.18%) MySQL
4 449 (5.92%) PostgreSQL
5 425 (5.60%) MongoDB
6 352 (4.64%) Relational Database
7 346 (4.56%) Big Data
8 235 (3.10%) Hadoop
9 228 (3.01%) Redis
10 171 (2.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 123 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
12 91 (1.20%) Amazon Redshift
13 90 (1.19%) Apache Cassandra
13 90 (1.19%) RDBMS
14 74 (0.98%) Amazon Athena
15 72 (0.95%) Blockchain
16 63 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 53 (0.70%) Oracle Database
18 52 (0.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 52 (0.69%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 992 (13.07%) Git (software)
2 592 (7.80%) Jenkins
3 487 (6.42%) JIRA
4 183 (2.41%) Maven
5 182 (2.40%) JUnit
6 180 (2.37%) Visual Studio
7 178 (2.35%) Selenium
8 161 (2.12%) Subversion
9 126 (1.66%) Cucumber
10 115 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 108 (1.42%) Bitbucket
12 103 (1.36%) webpack
13 99 (1.30%) TeamCity
14 91 (1.20%) GitLab
15 85 (1.12%) NUnit
16 74 (0.98%) Eclipse
17 68 (0.90%) Octopus Deploy
18 59 (0.78%) Mocha
19 57 (0.75%) SpecFlow
20 54 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1,490 (19.64%) Finance
2 556 (7.33%) Banking
3 393 (5.18%) Front Office
4 299 (3.94%) Retail
5 184 (2.43%) Marketing
6 183 (2.41%) Electronics
7 175 (2.31%) Games
8 160 (2.11%) Manufacturing
9 149 (1.96%) Public Sector
10 148 (1.95%) Investment Banking
11 140 (1.85%) Aerospace
12 130 (1.71%) Telecoms
13 120 (1.58%) Automotive
14 115 (1.52%) Law
15 73 (0.96%) Military
16 62 (0.82%) Back Office
17 53 (0.70%) Advertising
18 38 (0.50%) Publishing
19 36 (0.47%) Financial Institution
20 30 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3,293 (43.40%) Software Engineer
2 2,588 (34.11%) Developer
3 790 (10.41%) Senior Software Engineer
4 593 (7.82%) Java Developer
5 573 (7.55%) Java Engineer
6 519 (6.84%) Software Developer
7 480 (6.33%) Java Software Engineer
8 452 (5.96%) Senior Developer
9 413 (5.44%) .NET Developer
10 384 (5.06%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 372 (4.90%) C# Developer
12 340 (4.48%) Python Engineer
13 333 (4.39%) C# Software Engineer
14 292 (3.85%) AWS Engineer
15 291 (3.84%) Python Developer
16 285 (3.76%) C++ Software Engineer
17 284 (3.74%) .NET Software Engineer
18 279 (3.68%) Architect
19 273 (3.60%) Embedded Engineer
20 262 (3.45%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,821 (24.00%) .NET
2 1,327 (17.49%) AngularJS
3 1,310 (17.27%) React
4 1,077 (14.20%) HTML
5 1,043 (13.75%) Node.js
6 970 (12.79%) CSS
7 878 (11.57%) Web Services
8 657 (8.66%) .NET Core
9 622 (8.20%) ASP.NET
10 602 (7.93%) Spring
11 589 (7.76%) RESTful
12 572 (7.54%) REST
13 545 (7.18%) Vue.js
14 446 (5.88%) .NET Framework
15 403 (5.31%) HTML5
16 291 (3.84%) Kafka
17 285 (3.76%) Spring Boot
18 279 (3.68%) ASP.NET Web API
19 262 (3.45%) Redux
20 246 (3.24%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 577 (7.61%) Greenfield Project
2 437 (5.76%) User Experience
3 427 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
4 411 (5.42%) Algorithms
5 401 (5.29%) Hedge funds
6 329 (4.34%) Derivative
7 283 (3.73%) Fixed Income
8 276 (3.64%) Mobile App
9 204 (2.69%) Data Structures
10 200 (2.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 192 (2.53%) Equities
12 159 (2.10%) Cloud Native
13 142 (1.87%) Self-Motivation
14 133 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
15 126 (1.66%) Embedded Systems
16 103 (1.36%) Public Cloud
17 90 (1.19%) Management Information System
18 73 (0.96%) Virtual Team
19 66 (0.87%) Robotics
20 65 (0.86%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1,044 (13.76%) Linux
2 595 (7.84%) Windows
3 322 (4.24%) Android
4 301 (3.97%) Apple iOS
5 235 (3.10%) Unix
6 69 (0.91%) Embedded Linux
7 52 (0.69%) CentOS
8 51 (0.67%) Windows Server
9 50 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 41 (0.54%) Mac OS X
11 31 (0.41%) Ubuntu
12 23 (0.30%) VxWorks
13 11 (0.14%) Robot Operating System
14 9 (0.12%) FreeRTOS
15 7 (0.092%) SafeRTOS
15 7 (0.092%) VMS
16 6 (0.079%) Debian
16 6 (0.079%) Fedora
16 6 (0.079%) Mac OS
16 6 (0.079%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,620 (47.71%) Agile Software Development
2 1,590 (20.96%) DevOps
3 1,404 (18.51%) Microservices
4 1,323 (17.44%) TDD
5 1,103 (14.54%) Scrum
6 1,044 (13.76%) Computer Science
7 913 (12.03%) Test Automation
8 821 (10.82%) Problem-Solving
9 741 (9.77%) OO
10 732 (9.65%) Continuous Integration
11 690 (9.09%) Fintech
12 685 (9.03%) Mentoring
13 610 (8.04%) SDLC
14 597 (7.87%) MVC
15 560 (7.38%) Artificial Intelligence
16 539 (7.10%) BDD
17 522 (6.88%) Mathematics
18 517 (6.81%) Machine Learning
19 504 (6.64%) Analytics
20 486 (6.41%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 2,749 (36.23%) Java
2 2,734 (36.04%) JavaScript
3 2,304 (30.37%) C#
4 2,173 (28.64%) Python
5 1,420 (18.72%) SQL
6 1,312 (17.29%) C++
7 765 (10.08%) C
8 466 (6.14%) TypeScript
9 399 (5.26%) PHP
10 364 (4.80%) Go
11 315 (4.15%) Scala
12 314 (4.14%) Java 8
13 266 (3.51%) Kotlin
14 257 (3.39%) Ruby
15 178 (2.35%) R
16 150 (1.98%) Bash Shell
17 146 (1.92%) T-SQL
18 129 (1.70%) Embedded C
19 112 (1.48%) PowerShell
20 105 (1.38%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1,358 (17.90%) Degree
2 559 (7.37%) Computer Science Degree
3 302 (3.98%) Security Cleared
4 140 (1.85%) DV Cleared
5 131 (1.73%) SC Cleared
6 78 (1.03%) Master's Degree
7 72 (0.95%) PhD
8 50 (0.66%) Numerate Degree
9 39 (0.51%) AWS Certification
10 26 (0.34%) HND
11 22 (0.29%) ISTQB
12 14 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
13 13 (0.17%) DBS Check
13 13 (0.17%) MCP
13 13 (0.17%) PMI Certification
14 12 (0.16%) ISEB
14 12 (0.16%) TOGAF Certification
15 11 (0.14%) HNC
15 11 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
16 10 (0.13%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 456 (6.01%) QA
2 37 (0.49%) GDPR
3 27 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (0.28%) Data Quality
5 17 (0.22%) IEC 61508
5 17 (0.22%) ISO 26262
5 17 (0.22%) MISRA
6 15 (0.20%) ISO 9001
7 14 (0.18%) NIST
7 14 (0.18%) PCI DSS
8 12 (0.16%) MISRA C
8 12 (0.16%) NIST 800
9 11 (0.14%) IEC 62304
10 10 (0.13%) DICOM
11 8 (0.11%) ISO 13485
12 7 (0.092%) PMO
13 6 (0.079%) DO-178B
13 6 (0.079%) ISO 15022
13 6 (0.079%) ISO 20022
14 5 (0.066%) SLA
System Software
1 1,379 (18.18%) Docker
2 134 (1.77%) Firmware
3 60 (0.79%) Active Directory
4 38 (0.50%) HDFS
5 35 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
6 33 (0.43%) VirtualBox
7 26 (0.34%) vSphere
8 18 (0.24%) Hyper-V
9 16 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 13 (0.17%) KVM
11 11 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
11 11 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
12 8 (0.11%) LXC
13 6 (0.079%) Apache Flume
14 5 (0.066%) RACF
14 5 (0.066%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 4 (0.053%) ACF2
15 4 (0.053%) Microsoft App-V
15 4 (0.053%) Time Sharing Option
15 4 (0.053%) Xen
Systems Management
1 937 (12.35%) Kubernetes
2 303 (3.99%) Terraform
3 228 (3.01%) Ansible
4 81 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
5 74 (0.98%) Puppet
6 54 (0.71%) Docker Swarm
7 30 (0.40%) Kibana
8 27 (0.36%) Grafana
9 25 (0.33%) Prometheus
10 21 (0.28%) Packer
11 18 (0.24%) CA Service Virtualization
12 16 (0.21%) Mesos
13 14 (0.18%) Graphite
13 14 (0.18%) SCCM
14 13 (0.17%) Marathon
15 12 (0.16%) BMC PATROL
16 10 (0.13%) Consul
16 10 (0.13%) WSUS
17 9 (0.12%) SCOM
17 9 (0.12%) SELinux
Vendors
1 505 (6.66%) Microsoft
2 417 (5.50%) Google
3 361 (4.76%) Oracle
4 83 (1.09%) IBM
5 66 (0.87%) Atlassian
6 59 (0.78%) Red Hat
6 59 (0.78%) SAP
7 57 (0.75%) Bloomberg
8 55 (0.72%) VMware
9 53 (0.70%) Cloudera
10 49 (0.65%) Informatica
10 49 (0.65%) Xamarin
11 43 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
12 38 (0.50%) Apple
13 33 (0.43%) Adobe
13 33 (0.43%) Talend
13 33 (0.43%) Zend
14 29 (0.38%) MuleSoft
15 26 (0.34%) Hortonworks
16 24 (0.32%) TIBCO