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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 71 63 50
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 30 43 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 3.02% 3.75% 3.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.14% 3.96% 3.74%
Number of salaries quoted 28 29 26
Average salary £38,750 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.62% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £37,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,250 £47,500 £45,000
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
955 1087 775
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 96.08% 94.85% 94.74%
Number of salaries quoted 867 904 652
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £65,000 £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 27 February 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 February 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 -13 4 £40,000 -11.11%
Chatham - 4 £25,000 -
Rochester - 1 £32,500 -
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £42,500 -
Software Engineer
South East

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 62 (92.54%) Software Engineering
2 31 (46.27%) C
3 29 (43.28%) Java
4 20 (29.85%) C++
4 20 (29.85%) Open Source
5 19 (28.36%) Node.js
5 19 (28.36%) PHP
5 19 (28.36%) Linux
5 19 (28.36%) Python
6 18 (26.87%) Degree
7 17 (25.37%) JavaScript
8 16 (23.88%) Computer Science
9 13 (19.40%) Electronics
9 13 (19.40%) Windows
10 12 (17.91%) Embedded C
10 12 (17.91%) OO
10 12 (17.91%) Ruby
10 12 (17.91%) Backbone.js
11 11 (16.42%) Apache Cordova
11 11 (16.42%) User Experience
11 11 (16.42%) UML
11 11 (16.42%) C#
12 10 (14.93%) UNIX
13 9 (13.43%) OOD
13 9 (13.43%) Embedded Systems
14 8 (11.94%) Software Architecture
14 8 (11.94%) Multithreading
14 8 (11.94%) Visualisation
14 8 (11.94%) Physics
14 8 (11.94%) Microsoft

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 19 (28.36%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (8.96%) Simulink
2 3 (4.48%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.49%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.45%) TCP/IP
2 6 (8.96%) Internet
3 1 (1.49%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.46%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (4.48%) Oracle Database
3 3 (4.48%) Oracle9i Database
3 3 (4.48%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 5 (7.46%) Subversion
2 4 (5.97%) Trac
3 3 (4.48%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (4.48%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (19.40%) Electronics
2 8 (11.94%) Aerospace
3 5 (7.46%) Manufacturing
4 4 (5.97%) Military
4 4 (5.97%) Telecoms
5 3 (4.48%) Finance
5 3 (4.48%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (17.91%) Backbone.js
2 11 (16.42%) Apache Cordova
3 6 (8.96%) WCF
3 6 (8.96%) WPF
4 5 (7.46%) HTML5
4 5 (7.46%) HTML
4 5 (7.46%) .NET
4 5 (7.46%) XML
5 4 (5.97%) .NET Framework
6 3 (4.48%) Middleware
7 1 (1.49%) XSLT
7 1 (1.49%) XML Schema
7 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.49%) STL
7 1 (1.49%) Web Services
7 1 (1.49%) LINQ
7 1 (1.49%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 20 (29.85%) Open Source
2 16 (23.88%) Computer Science
3 11 (16.42%) User Experience
4 9 (13.43%) Embedded Systems
5 8 (11.94%) Visualisation
5 8 (11.94%) Physics
6 3 (4.48%) Device Driver
7 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 19 (28.36%) Linux
2 13 (19.40%) Windows
3 10 (14.93%) UNIX
4 6 (8.96%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (92.54%) Software Engineering
2 12 (17.91%) OO
3 11 (16.42%) UML
4 9 (13.43%) OOD
5 8 (11.94%) Multithreading
5 8 (11.94%) Software Architecture
6 5 (7.46%) Embedded Software Development
7 4 (5.97%) Image Processing
7 4 (5.97%) Validation
8 3 (4.48%) OOP
8 3 (4.48%) Web Application Development
9 2 (2.99%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (2.99%) Web Development
9 2 (2.99%) E-Commerce
10 1 (1.49%) Scrum
10 1 (1.49%) Software Testing
10 1 (1.49%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 31 (46.27%) C
2 29 (43.28%) Java
3 20 (29.85%) C++
4 19 (28.36%) PHP
4 19 (28.36%) Python
5 17 (25.37%) JavaScript
6 12 (17.91%) Embedded C
6 12 (17.91%) Ruby
7 11 (16.42%) C#
8 8 (11.94%) Fortran
9 7 (10.45%) Scala
10 6 (8.96%) MATLAB
11 5 (7.46%) SQL
12 4 (5.97%) Embedded C++
12 4 (5.97%) Delphi
13 3 (4.48%) PL/SQL
13 3 (4.48%) Shell Script
14 2 (2.99%) Ada
15 1 (1.49%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (26.87%) Degree
2 8 (11.94%) PhD
3 3 (4.48%) VCP4
4 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.49%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (8.96%) Firmware
Vendors
1 8 (11.94%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.48%) Oracle
3 2 (2.99%) Atmel
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