The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the South East 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 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 70 89 83
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 746 698 806
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 3.85% 3.25% 3.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.98% 3.36% 3.57%
Number of salaries quoted 658 623 724
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -3.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £27,700
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Software Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the South East 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
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
18752 20804 22607
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.77% 96.97% 96.41%
Number of salaries quoted 15967 16668 18038
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineer in the job title across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the South East region.

Software Engineer Salary Trend in the South East

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the South East region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in the South East

Software Engineer
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
Hampshire +33 164 £42,500 +6.25% 24
Berkshire +14 133 £45,000 -10.00% 12
Oxfordshire +44 113 £45,000 - 11
Surrey -10 110 £45,000 - 19
West Sussex -12 104 £40,000 - 7
East Sussex -14 47 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Buckinghamshire -1 41 £42,500 +13.33% 5
Kent +14 38 £37,500 - 3
Middlesex +8 1 £60,000 +81.81%
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT jobs across the South East 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 1360 (99.13%) Software Engineering
2 808 (58.89%) C++
3 553 (40.31%) C#
4 523 (38.12%) Agile Software Development
5 499 (36.37%) Java
6 494 (36.01%) Degree
7 415 (30.25%) Linux
8 373 (27.19%) Computer Science
9 364 (26.53%) JavaScript
10 354 (25.80%) C
11 348 (25.36%) Windows
12 341 (24.85%) SQL
13 321 (23.40%) .NET
14 302 (22.01%) Python
15 273 (19.90%) TDD
16 258 (18.80%) OO
17 255 (18.59%) HTML
18 214 (15.60%) CSS
19 200 (14.58%) Multithreading
20 174 (12.68%) Web Services
21 173 (12.61%) Mathematics
22 169 (12.32%) SQL Server
23 165 (12.03%) XML
24 157 (11.44%) Microsoft
25 140 (10.20%) Scrum
26 139 (10.13%) Embedded Systems
27 135 (9.84%) Visual Studio
28 134 (9.77%) MVC
28 134 (9.77%) SDLC
29 126 (9.18%) OOD

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT jobs across the South East 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 47 (3.43%) Node.js
2 34 (2.48%) Apache
2 34 (2.48%) IIS
3 27 (1.97%) Elasticsearch
4 18 (1.31%) CICS
4 18 (1.31%) Tomcat
5 10 (0.73%) Apache Spark
6 9 (0.66%) Apache Pig
7 8 (0.58%) CMS
8 7 (0.51%) Apache Solr
8 7 (0.51%) Confluence
8 7 (0.51%) JBoss
9 5 (0.36%) Cloud Foundry
9 5 (0.36%) OpenStack
9 5 (0.36%) WebLogic
9 5 (0.36%) WebSphere
9 5 (0.36%) WinCC
10 4 (0.29%) nginx
10 4 (0.29%) PegaRULES
10 4 (0.29%) SAS
Applications
1 62 (4.52%) MS Excel
2 11 (0.80%) Simulink
3 8 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.29%) MS Office
5 1 (0.073%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 14 (1.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 14 (1.02%) VisionPLUS
2 4 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.073%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.073%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 43 (3.13%) SaaS
2 40 (2.92%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (0.58%) PaaS
5 7 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
5 7 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.44%) GitHub
7 5 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (0.29%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
8 4 (0.29%) CloudFront
8 4 (0.29%) Route 53
9 1 (0.073%) Force.com
9 1 (0.073%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 91 (6.63%) TCP/IP
2 29 (2.11%) HTTP
3 21 (1.53%) Internet
4 16 (1.17%) RS-232
5 15 (1.09%) FTP
5 15 (1.09%) LDAP
6 14 (1.02%) RS-485
7 12 (0.87%) Network Security
8 11 (0.80%) Ethernet
8 11 (0.80%) VoIP
9 10 (0.73%) GSM
9 10 (0.73%) Kerberos
9 10 (0.73%) LTE
9 10 (0.73%) RFID
9 10 (0.73%) UMTS
10 9 (0.66%) 3G
10 9 (0.66%) DNS
10 9 (0.66%) SSL
11 8 (0.58%) SMTP
12 6 (0.44%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (12.32%) SQL Server
2 89 (6.49%) MySQL
3 68 (4.96%) Big Data
3 68 (4.96%) NoSQL
4 51 (3.72%) Relational Database
5 29 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
6 26 (1.90%) Oracle Database
7 25 (1.82%) GIS
8 22 (1.60%) MongoDB
9 21 (1.53%) Hadoop
9 21 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
10 19 (1.38%) DB2
11 17 (1.24%) RDBMS
12 14 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
13 13 (0.95%) SQL Server 2014
14 11 (0.80%) CouchDB
15 10 (0.73%) Apache Cassandra
15 10 (0.73%) Apache Hive
16 9 (0.66%) DataStage
17 8 (0.58%) HBase
Development Applications
1 135 (9.84%) Visual Studio
2 114 (8.31%) Git (software)
3 100 (7.29%) Subversion
4 63 (4.59%) Jenkins
5 44 (3.21%) Maven
6 28 (2.04%) JIRA
7 27 (1.97%) Selenium
8 26 (1.90%) Protractor
9 25 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
10 24 (1.75%) ClearCase
10 24 (1.75%) Eclipse
11 23 (1.68%) Bugzilla
12 21 (1.53%) JUnit
12 21 (1.53%) WebDriver
13 16 (1.17%) Mockito
14 15 (1.09%) Hudson
14 15 (1.09%) TeamCity
15 14 (1.02%) Ant
15 14 (1.02%) Cucumber
16 13 (0.95%) Rational DOORS
General
1 118 (8.60%) Finance
2 110 (8.02%) Electronics
3 79 (5.76%) Manufacturing
4 62 (4.52%) Games
5 56 (4.08%) Telecoms
6 52 (3.79%) Aerospace
7 27 (1.97%) Marketing
8 22 (1.60%) Avionics
9 17 (1.24%) Advertising
10 15 (1.09%) Automotive
11 12 (0.87%) Financial Institution
12 11 (0.80%) Military
13 10 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (0.51%) Publishing
14 7 (0.51%) Retail
15 6 (0.44%) Banking
16 4 (0.29%) French Language
16 4 (0.29%) Japanese Language
16 4 (0.29%) Russian Language
17 1 (0.073%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 321 (23.40%) .NET
2 255 (18.59%) HTML
3 214 (15.60%) CSS
4 174 (12.68%) Web Services
5 165 (12.03%) XML
6 101 (7.36%) REST
7 100 (7.29%) STL
8 93 (6.78%) JSON
9 84 (6.12%) ASP.NET
10 83 (6.05%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 83 (6.05%) WPF
11 71 (5.17%) AngularJS
11 71 (5.17%) MFC
12 66 (4.81%) XSLT
13 65 (4.74%) Qt
14 64 (4.66%) HTML5
15 62 (4.52%) jQuery
16 60 (4.37%) WCF
17 59 (4.30%) Ajax
18 53 (3.86%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 373 (27.19%) Computer Science
2 173 (12.61%) Mathematics
3 139 (10.13%) Embedded Systems
4 74 (5.39%) Physics
5 72 (5.25%) Algorithms
5 72 (5.25%) Analytical Skills
6 35 (2.55%) Enterprise Software
7 33 (2.41%) Device Driver
7 33 (2.41%) User Experience
8 27 (1.97%) Mainframe
9 25 (1.82%) Visualisation
10 21 (1.53%) Data Structures
11 19 (1.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 17 (1.24%) Biotechnology
12 17 (1.24%) Client/Server
13 14 (1.02%) Mobile App
13 14 (1.02%) VSAM
14 13 (0.95%) 3D Graphics
15 11 (0.80%) Hedge funds
16 10 (0.73%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 415 (30.25%) Linux
2 348 (25.36%) Windows
3 96 (7.00%) Unix
4 45 (3.28%) VxWorks
5 44 (3.21%) Android
6 37 (2.70%) Apple iOS
7 35 (2.55%) Embedded Linux
8 19 (1.38%) Windows Server
9 8 (0.58%) Mac OS
9 8 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (0.51%) Windows 7
10 7 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (0.44%) CentOS
11 6 (0.44%) Mac OS X
11 6 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.36%) zOS
13 4 (0.29%) Debian
14 2 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.15%) Solaris
14 2 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1360 (99.13%) Software Engineering
2 523 (38.12%) Agile Software Development
3 273 (19.90%) TDD
4 258 (18.80%) OO
5 200 (14.58%) Multithreading
6 140 (10.20%) Scrum
7 134 (9.77%) MVC
7 134 (9.77%) SDLC
8 126 (9.18%) OOD
9 118 (8.60%) Continuous Integration
10 111 (8.09%) UML
11 110 (8.02%) Unit Testing
12 92 (6.71%) OOP
13 86 (6.27%) BDD
14 84 (6.12%) Open Source
15 71 (5.17%) Mentoring
16 70 (5.10%) Web Development
17 68 (4.96%) Continuous Improvement
18 57 (4.15%) Validation
19 53 (3.86%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 808 (58.89%) C++
2 553 (40.31%) C#
3 499 (36.37%) Java
4 364 (26.53%) JavaScript
5 354 (25.80%) C
6 341 (24.85%) SQL
7 302 (22.01%) Python
8 83 (6.05%) PHP
9 80 (5.83%) Ruby
10 53 (3.86%) Embedded C
11 51 (3.72%) Perl
12 50 (3.64%) Bash Shell
13 40 (2.92%) Assembly Language
14 38 (2.77%) Embedded C++
15 31 (2.26%) PL/SQL
16 26 (1.90%) MATLAB
16 26 (1.90%) T-SQL
17 25 (1.82%) R
18 24 (1.75%) Lua
19 22 (1.60%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 494 (36.01%) Degree
2 79 (5.76%) Security Cleared
3 54 (3.94%) SC Cleared
4 32 (2.33%) PhD
5 15 (1.09%) DV Cleared
6 8 (0.58%) DBS Check
7 6 (0.44%) Oracle Certification
8 5 (0.36%) HND
8 5 (0.36%) Postgraduate
9 3 (0.22%) CISSP
10 1 (0.073%) HNC
10 1 (0.073%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.073%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (5.98%) QA
2 14 (1.02%) ISO 9001
3 12 (0.87%) MISRA
4 9 (0.66%) SLA
5 6 (0.44%) ISO13485
5 6 (0.44%) SDET
6 5 (0.36%) DO-178B
6 5 (0.36%) GAMP
6 5 (0.36%) GMP
6 5 (0.36%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.29%) DO-254
7 4 (0.29%) MISRA C
8 3 (0.22%) PA-DSS
9 2 (0.15%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.15%) ISO26262
9 2 (0.15%) TickIT
10 1 (0.073%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 1 (0.073%) Def Stans
10 1 (0.073%) DICOM
10 1 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 49 (3.57%) Firmware
2 14 (1.02%) HDFS
3 10 (0.73%) NFS
4 4 (0.29%) Apache Flume
4 4 (0.29%) iptables
4 4 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.29%) Xen
4 4 (0.29%) XenServer
5 2 (0.15%) Docker
Systems Management
1 18 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (0.95%) Ansible
3 10 (0.73%) Puppet
4 5 (0.36%) Hadoop YARN
5 4 (0.29%) Capistrano
5 4 (0.29%) Oozie
6 3 (0.22%) Kibana
6 3 (0.22%) StatsD
7 2 (0.15%) Ambari
7 2 (0.15%) logstash
Vendors
1 157 (11.44%) Microsoft
2 106 (7.73%) Oracle
3 59 (4.30%) Sophos
4 30 (2.19%) Progress
5 23 (1.68%) SAP
6 14 (1.02%) Red Hat
6 14 (1.02%) TSYS
7 13 (0.95%) IBM
8 11 (0.80%) EMC
9 9 (0.66%) VMware
10 8 (0.58%) Informatica
11 7 (0.51%) Sun
12 5 (0.36%) Atlassian
12 5 (0.36%) Google
12 5 (0.36%) Pega
12 5 (0.36%) Perforce
12 5 (0.36%) QNX
13 4 (0.29%) Forcepoint
13 4 (0.29%) Telelogic
14 3 (0.22%) Mapinfo
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