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 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 69 65 45
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 27 36 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 2.65% 3.03% 4.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.76% 3.15% 4.81%
Number of salaries quoted 24 31 25
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +26.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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
977 1143 728
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 95.97% 96.29% 94.92%
Number of salaries quoted 837 1019 646
Average salary £42,500 £44,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.49% +11.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 October 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 October 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
Sevenoaks +9 5 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Dartford -18 5 £48,750 +8.33% 1
Rochester +9 4 £37,500 -
Maidstone 0 2 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Chatham - 1 £21,500 -
Folkestone - 1 £42,500 -
Software Engineer
South East

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 61 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 31 (50.82%) OO
3 29 (47.54%) C++
3 29 (47.54%) Degree
4 28 (45.90%) C#
5 26 (42.62%) Windows
6 25 (40.98%) C
7 21 (34.43%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (32.79%) .NET
9 16 (26.23%) SQL
9 16 (26.23%) Linux
9 16 (26.23%) Computer Science
10 15 (24.59%) WPF
11 14 (22.95%) WCF
11 14 (22.95%) Multithreading
12 13 (21.31%) OOP
13 12 (19.67%) HTML
13 12 (19.67%) SQL Server
13 12 (19.67%) Scrum
13 12 (19.67%) TDD
13 12 (19.67%) Embedded Systems
14 11 (18.03%) WinForms
14 11 (18.03%) MVC
14 11 (18.03%) CSS
14 11 (18.03%) JavaScript
14 11 (18.03%) OOD
14 11 (18.03%) Embedded C
14 11 (18.03%) Embedded C++
15 10 (16.39%) N-Tier
15 10 (16.39%) Java

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 5 (8.20%) Node.js
Applications
1 5 (8.20%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.92%) Simulink
3 1 (1.64%) Zemax
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.84%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.64%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (19.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (6.56%) Xcode
2 2 (3.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (16.39%) Electronics
2 5 (8.20%) Aerospace
3 4 (6.56%) Finance
3 4 (6.56%) Games
4 3 (4.92%) Military
4 3 (4.92%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (32.79%) .NET
2 15 (24.59%) WPF
3 14 (22.95%) WCF
4 12 (19.67%) HTML
5 11 (18.03%) WinForms
5 11 (18.03%) CSS
6 7 (11.48%) ASP.NET
7 6 (9.84%) Middleware
8 5 (8.20%) REST
9 4 (6.56%) Web Services
9 4 (6.56%) Cocoa
9 4 (6.56%) jQuery
9 4 (6.56%) Cocoa Touch
9 4 (6.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 4 (6.56%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (4.92%) AngularJS
10 3 (4.92%) HTML5
10 3 (4.92%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (3.28%) CSS3
11 2 (3.28%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 16 (26.23%) Computer Science
2 12 (19.67%) Embedded Systems
3 10 (16.39%) N-Tier
4 8 (13.11%) Physics
4 8 (13.11%) Open Source
5 5 (8.20%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (8.20%) Visualisation
5 5 (8.20%) Device Driver
6 4 (6.56%) Mobile App
6 4 (6.56%) User Experience
7 3 (4.92%) Mathematics
7 3 (4.92%) 3D Graphics
8 2 (3.28%) Animation
9 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 26 (42.62%) Windows
2 16 (26.23%) Linux
3 6 (9.84%) Windows 8
4 4 (6.56%) Android
4 4 (6.56%) Apple iOS
4 4 (6.56%) Windows Phone
5 3 (4.92%) UNIX
6 2 (3.28%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.64%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 31 (50.82%) OO
3 21 (34.43%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (22.95%) Multithreading
5 13 (21.31%) OOP
6 12 (19.67%) Scrum
6 12 (19.67%) TDD
7 11 (18.03%) MVC
7 11 (18.03%) OOD
8 7 (11.48%) Unit Testing
8 7 (11.48%) Data Migration
8 7 (11.48%) Software Architecture
8 7 (11.48%) Migration
9 6 (9.84%) UML
10 5 (8.20%) SOA
11 4 (6.56%) Kanban
11 4 (6.56%) iOS Development
12 3 (4.92%) Workflow
13 2 (3.28%) Time Management
13 2 (3.28%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 29 (47.54%) C++
2 28 (45.90%) C#
3 25 (40.98%) C
4 16 (26.23%) SQL
5 11 (18.03%) JavaScript
5 11 (18.03%) Embedded C
5 11 (18.03%) Embedded C++
6 10 (16.39%) Java
7 7 (11.48%) T-SQL
8 5 (8.20%) XAML
8 5 (8.20%) Fortran
8 5 (8.20%) VB.NET
9 4 (6.56%) VB
9 4 (6.56%) PHP
9 4 (6.56%) Python
9 4 (6.56%) Objective-C
10 3 (4.92%) Scala
10 3 (4.92%) MATLAB
11 1 (1.64%) Ruby
11 1 (1.64%) Ada
Qualifications
1 29 (47.54%) Degree
2 5 (8.20%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.56%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.28%) Firmware
Vendors
1 10 (16.39%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.56%) Remedy
2 4 (6.56%) Xamarin
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