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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 75 64 52
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 33 38 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 3.03% 3.44% 3.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.15% 3.64% 3.63%
Number of salaries quoted 28 33 19
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £37,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £41,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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
1047 1044 688
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 96.23% 94.57% 97.59%
Number of salaries quoted 947 903 595
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £56,000
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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -12 7 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Rochester - 4 £32,500 - 2
Sevenoaks - 3 £40,000 -
Chatham - 2 £27,500 - 1
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £42,500 -
Software Engineer
South East

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 58 (95.08%) Software Engineering
2 31 (50.82%) C
3 27 (44.26%) Java
4 21 (34.43%) Linux
5 20 (32.79%) C++
5 20 (32.79%) Degree
6 18 (29.51%) Open Source
7 17 (27.87%) Node.js
7 17 (27.87%) PHP
7 17 (27.87%) Python
8 16 (26.23%) Windows
8 16 (26.23%) Computer Science
9 15 (24.59%) OO
9 15 (24.59%) JavaScript
10 13 (21.31%) Electronics
11 12 (19.67%) Embedded C
12 11 (18.03%) OOD
12 11 (18.03%) UML
12 11 (18.03%) C#
13 10 (16.39%) Ruby
13 10 (16.39%) Multithreading
13 10 (16.39%) Backbone.js
14 9 (14.75%) Embedded Systems
14 9 (14.75%) Apache Cordova
14 9 (14.75%) User Experience
14 9 (14.75%) TCP/IP
15 8 (13.11%) Fortran
15 8 (13.11%) Aerospace
15 8 (13.11%) Microsoft
15 8 (13.11%) PhD

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (27.87%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (9.84%) Simulink
2 3 (4.92%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.64%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.75%) TCP/IP
2 5 (8.20%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (8.20%) Subversion
2 4 (6.56%) Trac
3 3 (4.92%) Eclipse
4 2 (3.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (21.31%) Electronics
2 8 (13.11%) Aerospace
3 5 (8.20%) Manufacturing
4 4 (6.56%) Military
5 2 (3.28%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.64%) Games
6 1 (1.64%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.39%) Backbone.js
2 9 (14.75%) Apache Cordova
3 7 (11.48%) WPF
4 6 (9.84%) WCF
5 5 (8.20%) HTML5
5 5 (8.20%) Middleware
5 5 (8.20%) HTML
6 4 (6.56%) .NET
7 2 (3.28%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.64%) jQuery
8 1 (1.64%) LINQ
8 1 (1.64%) WinForms
8 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.64%) Web Services
8 1 (1.64%) XML
8 1 (1.64%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 18 (29.51%) Open Source
2 16 (26.23%) Computer Science
3 9 (14.75%) Embedded Systems
3 9 (14.75%) User Experience
4 8 (13.11%) Visualisation
4 8 (13.11%) Physics
5 5 (8.20%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.64%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 21 (34.43%) Linux
2 16 (26.23%) Windows
3 7 (11.48%) UNIX
4 6 (9.84%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.64%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.64%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (95.08%) Software Engineering
2 15 (24.59%) OO
3 11 (18.03%) OOD
3 11 (18.03%) UML
4 10 (16.39%) Multithreading
5 8 (13.11%) Software Architecture
6 5 (8.20%) Embedded Software Development
7 4 (6.56%) Validation
7 4 (6.56%) Image Processing
8 3 (4.92%) Web Application Development
8 3 (4.92%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (4.92%) OOP
9 2 (3.28%) Scrum
9 2 (3.28%) Web Development
10 1 (1.64%) Software Testing
10 1 (1.64%) Data Migration
10 1 (1.64%) Unit Testing
10 1 (1.64%) Mentoring
10 1 (1.64%) Migration
10 1 (1.64%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 31 (50.82%) C
2 27 (44.26%) Java
3 20 (32.79%) C++
4 17 (27.87%) PHP
4 17 (27.87%) Python
5 15 (24.59%) JavaScript
6 12 (19.67%) Embedded C
7 11 (18.03%) C#
8 10 (16.39%) Ruby
9 8 (13.11%) Fortran
10 7 (11.48%) Scala
11 6 (9.84%) MATLAB
12 4 (6.56%) Embedded C++
13 2 (3.28%) Ada
13 2 (3.28%) Delphi
13 2 (3.28%) SQL
13 2 (3.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (32.79%) Degree
2 8 (13.11%) PhD
3 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (6.56%) Firmware
Vendors
1 8 (13.11%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.28%) Atmel
Maidstone, Kent
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Rochester, Kent
Bluetownonline
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Dartford
Blue Town Online
Salary: Depending on Experience
Posted: 10 days ago
Chatham, Kent
Aurora Kendrick James
Salary: £25,000 per annum depending on experience
Posted: 15 days ago
Rochester, Kent
BAE Systems
Salary: benefits
Posted: 17 days ago