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

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 74 73 47
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -26
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 23 24 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 2.26% 2.17% 3.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.33% 2.22% 4.08%
Number of salaries quoted 23 19 29
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +26.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £40,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £58,000 £48,000
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
988 1080 784
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 97.05% 97.74% 96.91%
Number of salaries quoted 827 928 694
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 £24,925 £24,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,450
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 1 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 1 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
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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 +1 10 £43,750 -20.45%
Chatham -3 4 £41,250 +3.12%
Dartford -18 3 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Sittingbourne - 1 £40,000 -
Software Engineer
South East

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 1 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 55 (98.21%) Software Engineering
2 39 (69.64%) C#
3 31 (55.36%) .NET
3 31 (55.36%) OO
4 29 (51.79%) Degree
5 26 (46.43%) SQL
6 22 (39.29%) C++
7 21 (37.50%) Windows
8 20 (35.71%) WCF
9 19 (33.93%) SQL Server
10 18 (32.14%) MVC
10 18 (32.14%) WPF
10 18 (32.14%) TDD
11 17 (30.36%) Scrum
12 16 (28.57%) WinForms
12 16 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
13 15 (26.79%) JavaScript
14 14 (25.00%) C
14 14 (25.00%) ASP.NET
14 14 (25.00%) Multithreading
15 13 (23.21%) OOP
16 12 (21.43%) N-Tier
16 12 (21.43%) CSS
16 12 (21.43%) HTML
17 11 (19.64%) VB.NET
17 11 (19.64%) SOA
17 11 (19.64%) Finance
17 11 (19.64%) REST
18 10 (17.86%) jQuery
18 10 (17.86%) Kanban

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (1.79%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (10.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.79%) Zemax
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (33.93%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (8.93%) Xcode
2 2 (3.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (19.64%) Finance
2 4 (7.14%) Electronics
2 4 (7.14%) Games
3 1 (1.79%) Billing
3 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (55.36%) .NET
2 20 (35.71%) WCF
3 18 (32.14%) WPF
4 16 (28.57%) WinForms
5 14 (25.00%) ASP.NET
6 12 (21.43%) CSS
6 12 (21.43%) HTML
7 11 (19.64%) REST
8 10 (17.86%) jQuery
8 10 (17.86%) ASP.NET Web API
9 8 (14.29%) AngularJS
10 6 (10.71%) KnockoutJS
10 6 (10.71%) Ember.js
11 5 (8.93%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 5 (8.93%) Cocoa Touch
11 5 (8.93%) Cocoa
11 5 (8.93%) Web Services
12 3 (5.36%) Middleware
12 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (5.36%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.43%) N-Tier
2 8 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 7 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
4 6 (10.71%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (8.93%) Mobile App
5 5 (8.93%) Open Source
6 3 (5.36%) Mathematics
6 3 (5.36%) Physics
6 3 (5.36%) Firmware
6 3 (5.36%) 3D Graphics
7 2 (3.57%) Animation
7 2 (3.57%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 21 (37.50%) Windows
2 9 (16.07%) Linux
3 6 (10.71%) Windows 8
4 5 (8.93%) Apple iOS
5 4 (7.14%) Windows Phone
5 4 (7.14%) Android
6 2 (3.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (98.21%) Software Engineering
2 31 (55.36%) OO
3 18 (32.14%) MVC
3 18 (32.14%) TDD
4 17 (30.36%) Scrum
5 16 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (25.00%) Multithreading
7 13 (23.21%) OOP
8 11 (19.64%) SOA
9 10 (17.86%) Kanban
10 8 (14.29%) OOD
11 7 (12.50%) Migration
11 7 (12.50%) Unit Testing
11 7 (12.50%) Data Migration
12 5 (8.93%) iOS Development
13 4 (7.14%) Workflow
14 2 (3.57%) Software Architecture
14 2 (3.57%) Time Management
15 1 (1.79%) 3D Programming
15 1 (1.79%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 39 (69.64%) C#
2 26 (46.43%) SQL
3 22 (39.29%) C++
4 15 (26.79%) JavaScript
5 14 (25.00%) C
6 11 (19.64%) VB.NET
7 9 (16.07%) Embedded C++
8 8 (14.29%) T-SQL
9 7 (12.50%) Embedded C
10 5 (8.93%) XAML
10 5 (8.93%) Objective-C
11 4 (7.14%) VB
12 1 (1.79%) Python
12 1 (1.79%) Perl
12 1 (1.79%) Java
Qualifications
1 29 (51.79%) Degree
2 1 (1.79%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.93%) SLA
2 1 (1.79%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 10 (17.86%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.93%) Remedy
3 4 (7.14%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.79%) Citrix
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