The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 71 71 47
Rank change year-on-year
0 -24
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 27 24 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 2.62% 2.17% 3.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.69% 2.22% 3.85%
Number of salaries quoted 27 20 27
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +26.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £40,000 £28,800
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £57,750 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Software Engineer
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Kent region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1002 1079 805
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 97.28% 97.74% 96.75%
Number of salaries quoted 841 927 712
Average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,750 £24,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineer in the job title across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the Kent region.

Software Engineer Salary Trend in Kent

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the Kent region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in Kent

Software Engineer
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the Kent region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidstone 0 14 £42,500 -26.08%
Chatham -5 4 £41,250 +3.12%
Dartford -16 2 £50,000 +11.11%
Sittingbourne - 1 £40,000 -
Stansted - 1 £52,500 -
Software Engineer
South East

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Kent region that cited Software Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Engineer in their job title.

1 56 (96.55%) Software Engineering
2 42 (72.41%) C#
3 32 (55.17%) .NET
3 32 (55.17%) OO
4 28 (48.28%) SQL
5 27 (46.55%) Degree
6 22 (37.93%) WCF
7 21 (36.21%) WPF
8 20 (34.48%) C++
9 19 (32.76%) SQL Server
9 19 (32.76%) Windows
9 19 (32.76%) WinForms
10 18 (31.03%) MVC
10 18 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (31.03%) TDD
11 17 (29.31%) Scrum
12 15 (25.86%) JavaScript
13 14 (24.14%) ASP.NET
13 14 (24.14%) N-Tier
14 13 (22.41%) Multithreading
15 12 (20.69%) Microsoft
15 12 (20.69%) OOP
15 12 (20.69%) CSS
15 12 (20.69%) C
15 12 (20.69%) HTML
16 11 (18.97%) VB.NET
16 11 (18.97%) SOA
16 11 (18.97%) Finance
16 11 (18.97%) REST
17 10 (17.24%) Kanban

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Kent region that cited Software Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.72%) Node.js
Applications
1 8 (13.79%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.72%) Zemax
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.72%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (32.76%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (8.62%) Xcode
2 2 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (18.97%) Finance
2 4 (6.90%) Games
2 4 (6.90%) Electronics
3 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.72%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (55.17%) .NET
2 22 (37.93%) WCF
3 21 (36.21%) WPF
4 19 (32.76%) WinForms
5 14 (24.14%) ASP.NET
6 12 (20.69%) CSS
6 12 (20.69%) HTML
7 11 (18.97%) REST
8 10 (17.24%) jQuery
8 10 (17.24%) ASP.NET Web API
9 8 (13.79%) AngularJS
10 6 (10.34%) Ember.js
10 6 (10.34%) KnockoutJS
11 5 (8.62%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 5 (8.62%) Cocoa
11 5 (8.62%) Web Services
11 5 (8.62%) Cocoa Touch
12 4 (6.90%) Silverlight
13 3 (5.17%) ASP.NET MVC
14 2 (3.45%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 14 (24.14%) N-Tier
2 8 (13.79%) Computer Science
3 6 (10.34%) Embedded Systems
3 6 (10.34%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (8.62%) Mobile App
5 4 (6.90%) Open Source
6 3 (5.17%) Firmware
6 3 (5.17%) 3D Graphics
6 3 (5.17%) Mathematics
6 3 (5.17%) Physics
7 2 (3.45%) Animation
8 1 (1.72%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 19 (32.76%) Windows
2 7 (12.07%) Linux
3 6 (10.34%) Windows 8
4 5 (8.62%) Apple iOS
5 4 (6.90%) Android
5 4 (6.90%) Windows Phone
6 2 (3.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (96.55%) Software Engineering
2 32 (55.17%) OO
3 18 (31.03%) MVC
3 18 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (31.03%) TDD
4 17 (29.31%) Scrum
5 13 (22.41%) Multithreading
6 12 (20.69%) OOP
7 11 (18.97%) SOA
8 10 (17.24%) Kanban
9 9 (15.52%) OOD
10 7 (12.07%) Migration
10 7 (12.07%) Unit Testing
10 7 (12.07%) Data Migration
11 5 (8.62%) iOS Development
12 4 (6.90%) Workflow
13 2 (3.45%) Software Architecture
13 2 (3.45%) Time Management
14 1 (1.72%) UML
14 1 (1.72%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 42 (72.41%) C#
2 28 (48.28%) SQL
3 20 (34.48%) C++
4 15 (25.86%) JavaScript
5 12 (20.69%) C
6 11 (18.97%) VB.NET
7 8 (13.79%) Embedded C++
7 8 (13.79%) T-SQL
8 5 (8.62%) XAML
8 5 (8.62%) Objective-C
8 5 (8.62%) Embedded C
9 4 (6.90%) VB
10 1 (1.72%) Python
10 1 (1.72%) Perl
10 1 (1.72%) Java
Qualifications
1 27 (46.55%) Degree
2 1 (1.72%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.62%) SLA
2 1 (1.72%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 12 (20.69%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.62%) Remedy
3 4 (6.90%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.72%) Citrix
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