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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 71 63 48
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 39 40 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 3.38% 3.33% 4.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.50% 3.51% 4.30%
Number of salaries quoted 36 35 24
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,250 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
1115 1138 745
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 96.62% 94.60% 98.16%
Number of salaries quoted 999 1010 642
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £57,500
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 24 December 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 24 December 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
Dartford -18 10 £47,500 +5.55%
Sevenoaks +10 7 £40,000 +6.66%
Rochester +14 5 £38,750 +3.33%
Folkestone - 1 £42,500 -
Software Engineer
South East

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 60 (98.36%) Software Engineering
2 29 (47.54%) C
3 24 (39.34%) Degree
4 23 (37.70%) Java
5 22 (36.07%) C++
5 22 (36.07%) OO
6 20 (32.79%) Linux
7 19 (31.15%) Windows
8 16 (26.23%) Computer Science
8 16 (26.23%) Open Source
9 15 (24.59%) C#
10 14 (22.95%) Electronics
11 13 (21.31%) PHP
11 13 (21.31%) Python
11 13 (21.31%) Node.js
12 12 (19.67%) Multithreading
13 11 (18.03%) JavaScript
13 11 (18.03%) UML
13 11 (18.03%) OOD
13 11 (18.03%) WPF
13 11 (18.03%) Embedded Systems
14 10 (16.39%) Embedded C
15 9 (14.75%) TCP/IP
15 9 (14.75%) Physics
15 9 (14.75%) Software Architecture
16 8 (13.11%) SQL
16 8 (13.11%) .NET
16 8 (13.11%) PhD
16 8 (13.11%) Fortran
16 8 (13.11%) Microsoft

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 13 (21.31%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (9.84%) Simulink
2 2 (3.28%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.75%) TCP/IP
2 4 (6.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.84%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Visual Studio
1 2 (3.28%) Subversion
2 1 (1.64%) Trac
2 1 (1.64%) Eclipse
General
1 14 (22.95%) Electronics
2 8 (13.11%) Aerospace
3 5 (8.20%) Manufacturing
4 4 (6.56%) Military
5 2 (3.28%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.03%) WPF
2 8 (13.11%) .NET
3 7 (11.48%) Backbone.js
4 6 (9.84%) Apache Cordova
4 6 (9.84%) HTML5
4 6 (9.84%) HTML
4 6 (9.84%) WCF
5 5 (8.20%) Middleware
5 5 (8.20%) WinForms
6 3 (4.92%) ASP.NET
7 2 (3.28%) CSS
7 2 (3.28%) CSS3
7 2 (3.28%) AngularJS
7 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (1.64%) Unreal Engine
8 1 (1.64%) LINQ
8 1 (1.64%) jQuery
8 1 (1.64%) Web Services
8 1 (1.64%) XML
8 1 (1.64%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 16 (26.23%) Computer Science
1 16 (26.23%) Open Source
2 11 (18.03%) Embedded Systems
3 9 (14.75%) Physics
4 8 (13.11%) Visualisation
5 6 (9.84%) User Experience
6 5 (8.20%) N-Tier
6 5 (8.20%) Device Driver
7 1 (1.64%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (1.64%) Animation
7 1 (1.64%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 20 (32.79%) Linux
2 19 (31.15%) Windows
3 6 (9.84%) UNIX
4 3 (4.92%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.64%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.64%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (98.36%) Software Engineering
2 22 (36.07%) OO
3 12 (19.67%) Multithreading
4 11 (18.03%) UML
4 11 (18.03%) OOD
5 9 (14.75%) Software Architecture
6 7 (11.48%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (9.84%) Scrum
8 5 (8.20%) Migration
8 5 (8.20%) TDD
8 5 (8.20%) Unit Testing
8 5 (8.20%) OOP
8 5 (8.20%) Embedded Software Development
8 5 (8.20%) Data Migration
9 4 (6.56%) Image Processing
10 2 (3.28%) Web Application Development
10 2 (3.28%) MVC
10 2 (3.28%) Web Development
11 1 (1.64%) Software Testing
11 1 (1.64%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 29 (47.54%) C
2 23 (37.70%) Java
3 22 (36.07%) C++
4 15 (24.59%) C#
5 13 (21.31%) PHP
5 13 (21.31%) Python
6 11 (18.03%) JavaScript
7 10 (16.39%) Embedded C
8 8 (13.11%) Fortran
8 8 (13.11%) SQL
9 7 (11.48%) Embedded C++
9 7 (11.48%) Ruby
10 6 (9.84%) Scala
10 6 (9.84%) MATLAB
10 6 (9.84%) T-SQL
11 2 (3.28%) Ada
Qualifications
1 24 (39.34%) Degree
2 8 (13.11%) PhD
3 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (1.64%) Firmware
Vendors
1 8 (13.11%) Microsoft
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