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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 73 67 60
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 22 40 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 2.30% 3.27% 2.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.42% 3.40% 2.77%
Number of salaries quoted 22 24 28
Average salary £38,750 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.73% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,800 £32,250 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £45,000 £50,000
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
909 1175 1156
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 94.98% 96.15% 94.06%
Number of salaries quoted 823 965 972
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £70,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 27 April 2015.

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 27 April 2015. 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
Dartford +6 6 £45,000 -
Chatham +4 2 £25,000 -44.44%
Software Engineer
South East

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 50 (89.29%) Software Engineering
2 21 (37.50%) Java
3 20 (35.71%) C
4 18 (32.14%) Open Source
5 17 (30.36%) Node.js
5 17 (30.36%) JavaScript
5 17 (30.36%) PHP
5 17 (30.36%) Python
6 14 (25.00%) C#
6 14 (25.00%) C++
7 13 (23.21%) Linux
7 13 (23.21%) Backbone.js
7 13 (23.21%) Apache Cordova
7 13 (23.21%) User Experience
7 13 (23.21%) React
7 13 (23.21%) Ruby
8 10 (17.86%) Degree
9 9 (16.07%) Electronics
9 9 (16.07%) Computer Science
10 8 (14.29%) Embedded C
10 8 (14.29%) Windows
10 8 (14.29%) .NET
11 7 (12.50%) SQL
11 7 (12.50%) UNIX
11 7 (12.50%) OOD
11 7 (12.50%) Microsoft
11 7 (12.50%) Firmware
11 7 (12.50%) WCF
11 7 (12.50%) WPF
12 6 (10.71%) Internet

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 17 (30.36%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Simulink
2 2 (3.57%) MS Office
2 2 (3.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.71%) Internet
2 3 (5.36%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.57%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.93%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (5.36%) Oracle Database
3 3 (5.36%) Oracle9i Database
3 3 (5.36%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 5 (8.93%) Subversion
2 4 (7.14%) Trac
3 3 (5.36%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (5.36%) Eclipse
4 2 (3.57%) NUnit
5 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (16.07%) Electronics
2 4 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.36%) Finance
3 3 (5.36%) Aerospace
3 3 (5.36%) Billing
4 2 (3.57%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.79%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (23.21%) Backbone.js
1 13 (23.21%) Apache Cordova
1 13 (23.21%) React
2 8 (14.29%) .NET
3 7 (12.50%) WCF
3 7 (12.50%) WPF
4 6 (10.71%) XML
5 4 (7.14%) HTML
5 4 (7.14%) .NET Framework
5 4 (7.14%) HTML5
6 2 (3.57%) XML Schema
6 2 (3.57%) STL
7 1 (1.79%) Web Services
7 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.79%) XSLT
7 1 (1.79%) LINQ
7 1 (1.79%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 18 (32.14%) Open Source
2 13 (23.21%) User Experience
3 9 (16.07%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.36%) Visualisation
4 3 (5.36%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (5.36%) Physics
5 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 13 (23.21%) Linux
2 8 (14.29%) Windows
3 7 (12.50%) UNIX
4 5 (8.93%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (89.29%) Software Engineering
2 7 (12.50%) OOD
3 6 (10.71%) UML
4 5 (8.93%) OO
5 4 (7.14%) Validation
5 4 (7.14%) Multithreading
6 3 (5.36%) Image Processing
6 3 (5.36%) Software Architecture
6 3 (5.36%) MVVM
6 3 (5.36%) Embedded Software Development
6 3 (5.36%) Web Application Development
7 2 (3.57%) Test Automation
7 2 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (3.57%) E-Commerce
8 1 (1.79%) OOP
8 1 (1.79%) Software Testing
8 1 (1.79%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 21 (37.50%) Java
2 20 (35.71%) C
3 17 (30.36%) JavaScript
3 17 (30.36%) PHP
3 17 (30.36%) Python
4 14 (25.00%) C#
4 14 (25.00%) C++
5 13 (23.21%) Ruby
6 8 (14.29%) Embedded C
7 7 (12.50%) SQL
8 4 (7.14%) Delphi
8 4 (7.14%) Scala
9 3 (5.36%) Fortran
9 3 (5.36%) PL/SQL
9 3 (5.36%) Shell Script
9 3 (5.36%) MATLAB
10 1 (1.79%) Embedded C++
10 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.79%) VB
10 1 (1.79%) Ada
Qualifications
1 10 (17.86%) Degree
2 3 (5.36%) PhD
3 2 (3.57%) ISEB
3 2 (3.57%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (12.50%) Firmware
Vendors
1 7 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.36%) Oracle
3 2 (3.57%) Atmel
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