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 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 79 100 91
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 772 629 671
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 3.65% 2.79% 3.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.86% 2.94% 3.29%
Number of salaries quoted 622 579 587
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
19999 21359 20410
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.58% 94.84% 95.12%
Number of salaries quoted 16641 16800 16826
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 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £61,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 2015. 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 +68 202 £44,000 +10.00% 19
Berkshire +31 147 £45,000 +12.50% 16
Surrey +1 101 £45,000 -5.26% 14
Oxfordshire -6 92 £42,500 -4.83% 22
East Sussex +36 72 £40,000 -5.88% 13
West Sussex -4 64 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Buckinghamshire +7 55 £40,000 -3.03% 14
Kent -2 23 £42,500 -5.55% 3
Isle of Wight +4 13 £38,500 +87.80% 11
Home Counties - 2 £47,500 -
Middlesex -26 1 £37,500 -25.00%
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 1394 (91.41%) Software Engineering
2 667 (43.74%) C++
3 557 (36.52%) Agile Software Development
4 550 (36.07%) C#
5 533 (34.95%) Java
6 523 (34.30%) Degree
7 477 (31.28%) Linux
8 451 (29.57%) SQL
9 398 (26.10%) JavaScript
10 392 (25.70%) Computer Science
11 384 (25.18%) .NET
12 372 (24.39%) Windows
13 334 (21.90%) HTML
14 290 (19.02%) OO
15 272 (17.84%) Python
16 266 (17.44%) C
17 235 (15.41%) CSS
18 227 (14.89%) SQL Server
19 223 (14.62%) jQuery
20 199 (13.05%) Web Services
21 197 (12.92%) MVC
22 183 (12.00%) Microsoft
23 182 (11.93%) UNIX
24 179 (11.74%) MySQL
25 176 (11.54%) XML
26 170 (11.15%) Visual Studio
27 168 (11.02%) TDD
28 165 (10.82%) PHP
29 163 (10.69%) Finance
30 158 (10.36%) Multithreading

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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
1 105 (6.89%) Apache
2 65 (4.26%) Node.js
3 59 (3.87%) Tomcat
3 59 (3.87%) WebLogic
4 54 (3.54%) WebSphere
5 26 (1.70%) nginx
6 25 (1.64%) Jetty
7 24 (1.57%) JBoss
8 22 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
9 18 (1.18%) IIS
10 14 (0.92%) SharePoint
11 10 (0.66%) Mule
12 9 (0.59%) CMS
13 8 (0.52%) OpenStack
13 8 (0.52%) Mule ESB
14 6 (0.39%) PegaRULES
15 5 (0.33%) Apache Solr
16 4 (0.26%) Apache Pig
16 4 (0.26%) MS Exchange
17 3 (0.20%) SAS
Applications
1 82 (5.38%) MS Excel
2 11 (0.72%) InfoPath
3 4 (0.26%) Doxygen
3 4 (0.26%) MS Office
3 4 (0.26%) Mingle
4 3 (0.20%) Simulink
5 2 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.066%) GIMP
6 1 (0.066%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.26%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 63 (4.13%) Amazon AWS
2 56 (3.67%) SaaS
3 32 (2.10%) GitHub
4 21 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
5 15 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
5 15 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
6 14 (0.92%) Google App Engine
7 5 (0.33%) PaaS
7 5 (0.33%) IaaS
8 3 (0.20%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.066%) Heroku
9 1 (0.066%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 92 (6.03%) TCP/IP
2 40 (2.62%) HTTP
3 32 (2.10%) Ethernet
4 19 (1.25%) Internet
5 16 (1.05%) FTP
6 15 (0.98%) Network Security
7 13 (0.85%) Modbus
7 13 (0.85%) GSM
8 12 (0.79%) LTE
9 11 (0.72%) ATM
9 11 (0.72%) CTI
10 10 (0.66%) SSL
10 10 (0.66%) LDAP
10 10 (0.66%) UMTS
11 8 (0.52%) Profibus
12 7 (0.46%) SSH
12 7 (0.46%) DNS
13 6 (0.39%) RTP
14 5 (0.33%) DHCP
14 5 (0.33%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 227 (14.89%) SQL Server
2 179 (11.74%) MySQL
3 73 (4.79%) Relational Database
4 70 (4.59%) Oracle Database
5 68 (4.46%) NoSQL
6 57 (3.74%) MongoDB
7 44 (2.89%) Big Data
8 40 (2.62%) PostgreSQL
9 25 (1.64%) Riak
10 17 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 17 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
11 16 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
12 15 (0.98%) MariaDB
13 14 (0.92%) Hadoop
14 13 (0.85%) RDBMS
15 12 (0.79%) UniData
16 11 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
16 11 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 11 (0.72%) Redis
17 10 (0.66%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 170 (11.15%) Visual Studio
2 141 (9.25%) Subversion
3 127 (8.33%) Git (software)
4 106 (6.95%) JIRA
5 67 (4.39%) Jenkins
6 61 (4.00%) Selenium
6 61 (4.00%) JUnit
7 58 (3.80%) Eclipse
8 47 (3.08%) Oracle Forms
9 42 (2.75%) TeamCity
10 32 (2.10%) Ant
11 28 (1.84%) Grunt
12 26 (1.70%) Moq
12 26 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
12 26 (1.70%) NUnit
13 25 (1.64%) gulp
14 22 (1.44%) WebDriver
15 18 (1.18%) Mockito
16 17 (1.11%) Maven
16 17 (1.11%) JMeter
General
1 163 (10.69%) Finance
2 122 (8.00%) Telecoms
3 103 (6.75%) Manufacturing
4 86 (5.64%) Electronics
5 60 (3.93%) Games
6 44 (2.89%) Aerospace
7 37 (2.43%) Retail
8 27 (1.77%) Banking
9 21 (1.38%) Marketing
10 13 (0.85%) Automotive
10 13 (0.85%) Back Office
11 9 (0.59%) Advertising
12 8 (0.52%) Publishing
12 8 (0.52%) Avionics
13 7 (0.46%) Military
14 6 (0.39%) Legal
15 5 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.26%) Retail Banking
17 3 (0.20%) Billing
18 2 (0.13%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 384 (25.18%) .NET
2 334 (21.90%) HTML
3 235 (15.41%) CSS
4 223 (14.62%) jQuery
5 199 (13.05%) Web Services
6 176 (11.54%) XML
7 140 (9.18%) ASP.NET
8 136 (8.92%) HTML5
9 112 (7.34%) Ajax
10 108 (7.08%) WPF
11 105 (6.89%) Spring
11 105 (6.89%) AngularJS
12 93 (6.10%) STL
13 77 (5.05%) JSON
13 77 (5.05%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 76 (4.98%) WCF
15 73 (4.79%) ASP.NET MVC
16 65 (4.26%) Qt
16 65 (4.26%) REST
17 57 (3.74%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 392 (25.70%) Computer Science
2 134 (8.79%) Mathematics
3 111 (7.28%) Algorithms
4 91 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
5 72 (4.72%) Physics
6 70 (4.59%) Data Structures
7 64 (4.20%) Visualisation
8 58 (3.80%) Embedded Systems
8 58 (3.80%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 41 (2.69%) Device Driver
10 36 (2.36%) Social Media
11 34 (2.23%) Mobile App
12 33 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
12 33 (2.16%) User Experience
13 23 (1.51%) Client/Server
14 17 (1.11%) GIS
14 17 (1.11%) Robotics
15 15 (0.98%) Statistics
15 15 (0.98%) Web 2.0
15 15 (0.98%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 477 (31.28%) Linux
2 372 (24.39%) Windows
3 182 (11.93%) UNIX
4 78 (5.11%) Android
5 69 (4.52%) Apple iOS
6 33 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (1.25%) Solaris
8 17 (1.11%) Embedded Linux
9 16 (1.05%) Windows Mobile
9 16 (1.05%) VxWorks
10 14 (0.92%) Windows XP
11 13 (0.85%) Windows 2000
12 12 (0.79%) Windows NT
12 12 (0.79%) Windows 7
13 8 (0.52%) Windows CE
14 5 (0.33%) CentOS
15 3 (0.20%) Fedora
15 3 (0.20%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.20%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1394 (91.41%) Software Engineering
2 557 (36.52%) Agile Software Development
3 290 (19.02%) OO
4 197 (12.92%) MVC
5 168 (11.02%) TDD
6 158 (10.36%) Multithreading
7 141 (9.25%) Web Development
8 133 (8.72%) OOD
9 113 (7.41%) Scrum
10 108 (7.08%) Unit Testing
11 106 (6.95%) Continuous Integration
12 98 (6.43%) SDLC
13 95 (6.23%) OOP
14 89 (5.84%) UML
15 79 (5.18%) Open Source
16 69 (4.52%) Configuration Management
17 68 (4.46%) BDD
18 66 (4.33%) E-Commerce
19 63 (4.13%) Continuous Improvement
20 57 (3.74%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 667 (43.74%) C++
2 550 (36.07%) C#
3 533 (34.95%) Java
4 451 (29.57%) SQL
5 398 (26.10%) JavaScript
6 272 (17.84%) Python
7 266 (17.44%) C
8 165 (10.82%) PHP
9 84 (5.51%) Embedded C++
10 81 (5.31%) Embedded C
11 79 (5.18%) Ruby
12 52 (3.41%) PL/SQL
13 50 (3.28%) COBOL
14 43 (2.82%) Shell Script
15 42 (2.75%) Perl
16 37 (2.43%) T-SQL
17 31 (2.03%) VB.NET
18 24 (1.57%) VB
19 23 (1.51%) Bash Shell
20 19 (1.25%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 523 (34.30%) Degree
2 51 (3.34%) PhD
3 47 (3.08%) Security Cleared
4 22 (1.44%) SC Cleared
5 18 (1.18%) ISTQB
6 16 (1.05%) ISEB
7 6 (0.39%) Chartered Engineer
8 5 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.26%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.26%) IC3 Certification
9 4 (0.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.20%) MCTS
11 2 (0.13%) HND
11 2 (0.13%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.13%) OCPJP
11 2 (0.13%) OCMJD
12 1 (0.066%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (5.84%) QA
2 13 (0.85%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.33%) DO-178B
4 3 (0.20%) JTAG
4 3 (0.20%) SLA
5 1 (0.066%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.066%) GAMP
5 1 (0.066%) GMP
5 1 (0.066%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 69 (4.52%) Firmware
2 29 (1.90%) Oracle RAC
3 25 (1.64%) Varnish
4 10 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.39%) Active Directory
5 6 (0.39%) VirtualBox
6 4 (0.26%) Xen
6 4 (0.26%) iptables
6 4 (0.26%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.26%) XenServer
7 2 (0.13%) NFS
7 2 (0.13%) KVM
7 2 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.066%) Docker
8 1 (0.066%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 39 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
2 32 (2.10%) Puppet
3 16 (1.05%) logstash
4 15 (0.98%) StatsD
4 15 (0.98%) Ansible
5 9 (0.59%) Nagios
6 8 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (0.33%) ZABBIX
7 5 (0.33%) Cacti
7 5 (0.33%) Ganglia
7 5 (0.33%) collectd
7 5 (0.33%) Salt
7 5 (0.33%) Graphite
8 4 (0.26%) Vagrant
9 3 (0.20%) SCCM
10 1 (0.066%) yum
Vendors
1 183 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 153 (10.03%) Oracle
3 46 (3.02%) Red Hat
4 27 (1.77%) SAP
5 26 (1.70%) QNX
5 26 (1.70%) Pega
6 21 (1.38%) Google
7 13 (0.85%) Atlassian
7 13 (0.85%) Progress
8 11 (0.72%) VMware
9 10 (0.66%) Websense
10 8 (0.52%) IBM
10 8 (0.52%) TOWER Software
11 6 (0.39%) Telerik
11 6 (0.39%) Apple
12 5 (0.33%) HP
13 4 (0.26%) Informatica
13 4 (0.26%) Cisco
13 4 (0.26%) Cognos
13 4 (0.26%) Splunk
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Real Staffing
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + PensionBonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
Brighton, Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment
Posted: 5 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Computer People
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Bonus and benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum Plus Bonus and Bens
Posted: 14 hours ago
Dorking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000
Posted: 14 hours ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45-000 - 50,000
Posted: 17 hours ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000
Posted: 17 hours ago
Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: negotiable
Posted: 17 hours ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000-58,000
Posted: 17 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
X4 Group
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
TTR UK Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South East
HP
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Real Staffing
Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum + PensionBonus
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Real Staffing
Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum + PensionBonus
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 70,000 plus bonus,car allowance and benefits.
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
EXCELerate
Salary: £65k + Healthcare & Life Insurance
Posted: Yesterday
Burgess Hill, West Sussex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cowes, Isle of Wight
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday