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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 68 83 73
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 29 25 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 2.63% 2.42% 3.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.71% 2.50% 3.40%
Number of salaries quoted 28 21 31
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +8.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
1069 1002 1087
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 97.09% 96.91% 97.05%
Number of salaries quoted 945 908 922
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% -3.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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 8 £48,750 +11.42%
Stansted - 8 £37,500 - 1
West Malling - 3 £65,000 -
Broadstairs - 1 £47,500 -
Folkestone - 1 £47,500 -
Software Engineer
South East

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 38 (63.33%) C#
3 32 (53.33%) .NET
4 22 (36.67%) WCF
4 22 (36.67%) JavaScript
4 22 (36.67%) Windows
5 21 (35.00%) CSS
5 21 (35.00%) HTML
5 21 (35.00%) WPF
5 21 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (33.33%) Computer Science
6 20 (33.33%) SQL
6 20 (33.33%) Scrum
6 20 (33.33%) HTML5
6 20 (33.33%) Ember.js
7 19 (31.67%) SDLC
7 19 (31.67%) SQL Server
8 18 (30.00%) TDD
9 17 (28.33%) Team Foundation Server
9 17 (28.33%) IIS
9 17 (28.33%) Finance
9 17 (28.33%) SQL Server 2012
10 16 (26.67%) Oracle
10 16 (26.67%) C++
10 16 (26.67%) PL/SQL
11 15 (25.00%) XML
11 15 (25.00%) Shell Script
12 14 (23.33%) Microsoft
12 14 (23.33%) Oracle Database 10g
12 14 (23.33%) Unix

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (28.33%) IIS
2 1 (1.67%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.33%) Ethernet
2 2 (3.33%) RS-232
3 1 (1.67%) CDMA
3 1 (1.67%) GSM
3 1 (1.67%) LTE
3 1 (1.67%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (31.67%) SQL Server
2 17 (28.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 14 (23.33%) Oracle Database
3 14 (23.33%) Oracle Database 10g
3 14 (23.33%) Oracle9i Database
4 2 (3.33%) DataStage
5 1 (1.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 17 (28.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (23.33%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (6.67%) Subversion
4 3 (5.00%) Git (software)
4 3 (5.00%) Visual Studio
5 2 (3.33%) GCC
5 2 (3.33%) TortoiseSVN
6 1 (1.67%) JIRA
6 1 (1.67%) Maven
6 1 (1.67%) NetBeans
General
1 17 (28.33%) Finance
2 2 (3.33%) Electronics
2 2 (3.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.67%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.67%) Games
3 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.67%) Marketing
3 1 (1.67%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (53.33%) .NET
2 22 (36.67%) WCF
3 21 (35.00%) CSS
3 21 (35.00%) HTML
3 21 (35.00%) WPF
4 20 (33.33%) Ember.js
4 20 (33.33%) HTML5
5 15 (25.00%) XML
6 13 (21.67%) ASP.NET
7 12 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 10 (16.67%) jQuery
9 8 (13.33%) MSMQ
10 4 (6.67%) RESTful
11 3 (5.00%) AngularJS
11 3 (5.00%) CSS3
11 3 (5.00%) KnockoutJS
11 3 (5.00%) Qt
12 2 (3.33%) .NET Framework
12 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
12 2 (3.33%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 20 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 10 (16.67%) User Experience
3 4 (6.67%) Data Structures
4 3 (5.00%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.33%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.67%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 22 (36.67%) Windows
2 14 (23.33%) Unix
3 13 (21.67%) Linux
4 1 (1.67%) Android
4 1 (1.67%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 21 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (33.33%) Scrum
4 19 (31.67%) SDLC
5 18 (30.00%) TDD
6 13 (21.67%) MVC
6 13 (21.67%) OO
7 12 (20.00%) OOD
8 8 (13.33%) Microservices
9 7 (11.67%) Image Processing
9 7 (11.67%) UML
10 4 (6.67%) Business Analysis
10 4 (6.67%) System Testing
11 3 (5.00%) ETL
11 3 (5.00%) Web Application Development
12 2 (3.33%) Mentoring
12 2 (3.33%) Migration
12 2 (3.33%) Open Source
12 2 (3.33%) SOA
13 1 (1.67%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 38 (63.33%) C#
2 22 (36.67%) JavaScript
3 20 (33.33%) SQL
4 16 (26.67%) C++
4 16 (26.67%) PL/SQL
5 15 (25.00%) Shell Script
6 5 (8.33%) C
7 2 (3.33%) Java
7 2 (3.33%) Python
8 1 (1.67%) ANSI C
8 1 (1.67%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.67%) CoffeeScript
8 1 (1.67%) Embedded C
8 1 (1.67%) Embedded C++
8 1 (1.67%) PHP
8 1 (1.67%) Ruby
8 1 (1.67%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (3.33%) Firmware
Vendors
1 16 (26.67%) Oracle
2 14 (23.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.67%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.67%) SAP
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 Per Annum Plus Bonus and Benefits
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