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

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 74 64 46
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 19 30 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 1.94% 2.88% 4.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.00% 2.96% 4.56%
Number of salaries quoted 18 25 27
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +26.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,250 £42,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £46,000
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
949 1012 746
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 96.94% 97.12% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 782 873 656
Average salary £40,000 £44,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.60% +4.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,650 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -4 7 £42,500 -22.72%
Dartford -19 3 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Chatham +2 2 £34,500 -13.75%
Rochester - 1 - - 2
Sevenoaks - 1 £40,000 - 1
Software Engineer
South East

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 51 (98.08%) Software Engineering
2 33 (63.46%) C#
3 29 (55.77%) Degree
4 27 (51.92%) .NET
4 27 (51.92%) OO
5 24 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (44.23%) C++
7 22 (42.31%) SQL
7 22 (42.31%) Windows
8 17 (32.69%) SQL Server
8 17 (32.69%) TDD
8 17 (32.69%) WCF
9 16 (30.77%) C
9 16 (30.77%) MVC
9 16 (30.77%) Scrum
10 14 (26.92%) JavaScript
10 14 (26.92%) WPF
11 13 (25.00%) Multithreading
11 13 (25.00%) ASP.NET
12 12 (23.08%) CSS
12 12 (23.08%) HTML
12 12 (23.08%) OOP
12 12 (23.08%) WinForms
13 10 (19.23%) REST
13 10 (19.23%) Finance
13 10 (19.23%) N-Tier
13 10 (19.23%) SOA
13 10 (19.23%) Linux
13 10 (19.23%) VB.NET
14 9 (17.31%) Embedded C++

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (1.92%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.92%) Simulink
2 1 (1.92%) Zemax
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.77%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (32.69%) SQL Server
2 7 (13.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Xcode
2 2 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (19.23%) Finance
2 5 (9.62%) Electronics
3 4 (7.69%) Games
4 2 (3.85%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.92%) Military
5 1 (1.92%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (51.92%) .NET
2 17 (32.69%) WCF
3 14 (26.92%) WPF
4 13 (25.00%) ASP.NET
5 12 (23.08%) CSS
5 12 (23.08%) HTML
5 12 (23.08%) WinForms
6 10 (19.23%) REST
7 9 (17.31%) jQuery
7 9 (17.31%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (13.46%) AngularJS
9 5 (9.62%) Ember.js
9 5 (9.62%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 5 (9.62%) KnockoutJS
10 4 (7.69%) Cocoa
10 4 (7.69%) Middleware
10 4 (7.69%) Web Services
10 4 (7.69%) Cocoa Touch
11 3 (5.77%) ASP.NET MVC
12 2 (3.85%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.23%) N-Tier
2 8 (15.38%) Computer Science
3 7 (13.46%) Embedded Systems
4 6 (11.54%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (9.62%) Open Source
6 4 (7.69%) Mobile App
6 4 (7.69%) Physics
6 4 (7.69%) User Experience
7 3 (5.77%) Firmware
7 3 (5.77%) Device Driver
7 3 (5.77%) 3D Graphics
7 3 (5.77%) Mathematics
8 2 (3.85%) Animation
9 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (1.92%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 22 (42.31%) Windows
2 10 (19.23%) Linux
3 6 (11.54%) Windows 8
4 4 (7.69%) Android
4 4 (7.69%) Windows Phone
4 4 (7.69%) Apple iOS
5 2 (3.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (98.08%) Software Engineering
2 27 (51.92%) OO
3 24 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (32.69%) TDD
5 16 (30.77%) MVC
5 16 (30.77%) Scrum
6 13 (25.00%) Multithreading
7 12 (23.08%) OOP
8 10 (19.23%) SOA
9 9 (17.31%) Kanban
10 7 (13.46%) OOD
10 7 (13.46%) Migration
10 7 (13.46%) Data Migration
10 7 (13.46%) Unit Testing
11 4 (7.69%) Workflow
11 4 (7.69%) iOS Development
12 3 (5.77%) Software Architecture
13 2 (3.85%) Time Management
13 2 (3.85%) UML
14 1 (1.92%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 33 (63.46%) C#
2 23 (44.23%) C++
3 22 (42.31%) SQL
4 16 (30.77%) C
5 14 (26.92%) JavaScript
6 10 (19.23%) VB.NET
7 9 (17.31%) Embedded C++
8 8 (15.38%) T-SQL
8 8 (15.38%) Embedded C
9 5 (9.62%) XAML
10 4 (7.69%) Objective-C
10 4 (7.69%) VB
11 2 (3.85%) Java
12 1 (1.92%) Perl
12 1 (1.92%) Python
12 1 (1.92%) Fortran
12 1 (1.92%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 29 (55.77%) Degree
2 1 (1.92%) PhD
2 1 (1.92%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.62%) SLA
2 1 (1.92%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 8 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.62%) Remedy
3 4 (7.69%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.92%) Citrix
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