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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 95 89 70
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 644 685 899
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 2.89% 3.13% 3.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.05% 3.29% 4.05%
Number of salaries quoted 597 594 797
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,400 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,200 £57,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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
21093 20797 22222
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.72% 95.10% 95.47%
Number of salaries quoted 16614 17166 18964
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
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 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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 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
Berkshire +1 116 £40,000 - 10
Oxfordshire +24 111 £43,250 +4.84% 21
Surrey -23 111 £47,500 +4.39% 17
Hampshire -33 103 £39,000 +20.00% 10
West Sussex -19 66 £42,500 +3.65% 6
East Sussex -15 38 £42,500 +6.25%
Buckinghamshire -19 38 £41,250 +3.12% 5
Middlesex +7 28 £46,250 +15.62% 3
Kent -2 28 £45,000 - 1
Isle of Wight - 18 £20,500 - 1
Sussex 0 2 £46,250 -7.50%
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 1408 (88.55%) Software Engineering
2 774 (48.68%) C++
3 762 (47.92%) C#
4 605 (38.05%) .NET
5 517 (32.52%) Degree
6 473 (29.75%) Java
7 464 (29.18%) Linux
8 457 (28.74%) SQL
9 437 (27.48%) C
10 400 (25.16%) Computer Science
11 362 (22.77%) SQL Server
12 359 (22.58%) OO
13 356 (22.39%) HTML
14 349 (21.95%) Windows
15 330 (20.75%) JavaScript
16 293 (18.43%) ASP.NET
17 278 (17.48%) Agile Software Development
18 262 (16.48%) Microsoft
19 244 (15.35%) XML
20 237 (14.91%) Finance
21 231 (14.53%) CSS
22 222 (13.96%) MVC
23 201 (12.64%) Mathematics
24 183 (11.51%) Visual Studio
25 181 (11.38%) TDD
26 168 (10.57%) Oracle
27 166 (10.44%) Web Services
28 153 (9.62%) WPF
29 146 (9.18%) Scrum
30 139 (8.74%) OOD

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 32 (2.01%) WebSphere
2 29 (1.82%) IIS
2 29 (1.82%) Tomcat
3 28 (1.76%) Node.js
4 24 (1.51%) Apache
5 21 (1.32%) CMS
6 19 (1.19%) WebLogic
7 13 (0.82%) WebSphere Application Server
8 12 (0.75%) SharePoint
9 7 (0.44%) Oracle Service Bus
10 6 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (0.38%) SAS
10 6 (0.38%) WebSphere Process Server
11 4 (0.25%) MS Exchange
11 4 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.19%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
13 2 (0.13%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 118 (7.42%) MS Excel
2 24 (1.51%) MS Office
3 7 (0.44%) Simulink
4 2 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.063%) Zemax
5 1 (0.063%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.19%) Tridion
2 1 (0.063%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.063%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 39 (2.45%) SaaS
2 25 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (1.07%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (1.07%) GitHub
4 11 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.25%) IaaS
6 3 (0.19%) PaaS
6 3 (0.19%) Heroku
6 3 (0.19%) Office 365
7 1 (0.063%) Force.com
7 1 (0.063%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 125 (7.86%) TCP/IP
2 63 (3.96%) HTTP
3 45 (2.83%) GSM
4 34 (2.14%) Internet
5 33 (2.08%) SSL
6 28 (1.76%) UMTS
7 26 (1.64%) FTP
7 26 (1.64%) Wireless
8 25 (1.57%) LTE
9 22 (1.38%) Ethernet
10 18 (1.13%) RTP
11 16 (1.01%) PBX
11 16 (1.01%) GPRS
12 15 (0.94%) VoIP
12 15 (0.94%) Asterisk PBX
12 15 (0.94%) RANAP
13 11 (0.69%) LDAP
14 8 (0.50%) Bluetooth
14 8 (0.50%) DHCP
15 7 (0.44%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 362 (22.77%) SQL Server
2 69 (4.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 58 (3.65%) Relational Database
4 54 (3.40%) Big Data
5 46 (2.89%) MySQL
6 34 (2.14%) NoSQL
7 32 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
8 28 (1.76%) RDBMS
9 24 (1.51%) Oracle Database
10 23 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
11 19 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 16 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 16 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 10 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
13 10 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
13 10 (0.63%) Oracle ODI
14 9 (0.57%) Oracle Database 10g
14 9 (0.57%) MongoDB
15 8 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
16 6 (0.38%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 183 (11.51%) Visual Studio
2 115 (7.23%) Subversion
3 49 (3.08%) Selenium
4 44 (2.77%) Jenkins
5 39 (2.45%) Team Foundation Server
6 37 (2.33%) NUnit
7 35 (2.20%) Git (software)
8 27 (1.70%) Maven
9 26 (1.64%) ClearCase
10 23 (1.45%) Rational Rhapsody
11 20 (1.26%) Ant
11 20 (1.26%) JIRA
12 17 (1.07%) GCC
13 16 (1.01%) GDB
13 16 (1.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 15 (0.94%) Eclipse
14 15 (0.94%) Hudson
14 15 (0.94%) CMake
14 15 (0.94%) Trac
15 13 (0.82%) Rational DOORS
General
1 237 (14.91%) Finance
2 112 (7.04%) Electronics
3 91 (5.72%) Telecoms
4 64 (4.03%) Military
5 44 (2.77%) Games
6 40 (2.52%) Banking
6 40 (2.52%) Retail
7 34 (2.14%) Aerospace
8 31 (1.95%) Manufacturing
8 31 (1.95%) Marketing
9 24 (1.51%) Investment Banking
10 13 (0.82%) Legal
11 12 (0.75%) Publishing
11 12 (0.75%) Automotive
12 11 (0.69%) Law
12 11 (0.69%) French Language
13 9 (0.57%) Avionics
14 5 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.25%) German Language
16 3 (0.19%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 605 (38.05%) .NET
2 356 (22.39%) HTML
3 293 (18.43%) ASP.NET
4 244 (15.35%) XML
5 231 (14.53%) CSS
6 166 (10.44%) Web Services
7 153 (9.62%) WPF
8 128 (8.05%) WCF
9 121 (7.61%) Spring
10 115 (7.23%) jQuery
11 113 (7.11%) .NET Framework
12 103 (6.48%) Ajax
13 99 (6.23%) ASP.NET MVC
14 83 (5.22%) HTML5
14 83 (5.22%) J2EE
15 77 (4.84%) MFC
16 75 (4.72%) WinForms
17 66 (4.15%) STL
18 57 (3.58%) SOAP
19 52 (3.27%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 400 (25.16%) Computer Science
2 201 (12.64%) Mathematics
3 103 (6.48%) Physics
4 74 (4.65%) Open Source
5 67 (4.21%) Embedded Systems
6 60 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
7 49 (3.08%) Mobile App
8 41 (2.58%) Client/Server
9 37 (2.33%) Statistics
10 27 (1.70%) Management Information System
11 26 (1.64%) Device Driver
12 25 (1.57%) Firmware
13 24 (1.51%) EMV
14 20 (1.26%) 3D Graphics
15 19 (1.19%) Robotics
16 18 (1.13%) N-Tier
17 16 (1.01%) EFT
17 16 (1.01%) Cryptography
18 14 (0.88%) Economics
19 12 (0.75%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 464 (29.18%) Linux
2 349 (21.95%) Windows
3 131 (8.24%) UNIX
4 84 (5.28%) Android
5 81 (5.09%) Embedded Linux
6 50 (3.14%) Apple iOS
7 25 (1.57%) Solaris
8 15 (0.94%) AIX
9 14 (0.88%) VxWorks
10 13 (0.82%) Windows 8
11 12 (0.75%) Windows CE
12 10 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (0.57%) Mac OS X
14 8 (0.50%) Windows 7
15 7 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
16 4 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
16 4 (0.25%) Windows Phone
16 4 (0.25%) Windows XP
17 3 (0.19%) HPUX
17 3 (0.19%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1408 (88.55%) Software Engineering
2 359 (22.58%) OO
3 278 (17.48%) Agile Software Development
4 222 (13.96%) MVC
5 181 (11.38%) TDD
6 146 (9.18%) Scrum
7 139 (8.74%) OOD
8 127 (7.99%) Multithreading
9 121 (7.61%) Continuous Integration
10 120 (7.55%) UML
11 109 (6.86%) Unit Testing
12 72 (4.53%) Software Testing
13 71 (4.47%) OOP
14 67 (4.21%) BDD
15 61 (3.84%) Configuration Management
16 59 (3.71%) Embedded Software Development
17 56 (3.52%) Test Automation
17 56 (3.52%) Integration Testing
18 50 (3.14%) Project Management
19 49 (3.08%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 774 (48.68%) C++
2 762 (47.92%) C#
3 473 (29.75%) Java
4 457 (28.74%) SQL
5 437 (27.48%) C
6 330 (20.75%) JavaScript
7 107 (6.73%) Python
8 90 (5.66%) Embedded C++
9 74 (4.65%) Embedded C
9 74 (4.65%) PHP
10 60 (3.77%) VB.NET
11 49 (3.08%) T-SQL
12 41 (2.58%) Perl
13 39 (2.45%) VB
14 36 (2.26%) MATLAB
15 28 (1.76%) Assembly Language
16 25 (1.57%) PL/SQL
17 20 (1.26%) Ruby
18 19 (1.19%) VC++
19 18 (1.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 517 (32.52%) Degree
2 93 (5.85%) Security Cleared
3 52 (3.27%) PhD
4 44 (2.77%) ISEB
5 37 (2.33%) ISTQB
6 25 (1.57%) SC Cleared
7 13 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 12 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (0.63%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.25%) MCP
10 4 (0.25%) MCSE
10 4 (0.25%) MCSA
11 1 (0.063%) Postgraduate
11 1 (0.063%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.063%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.063%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (5.09%) QA
2 40 (2.52%) ISO 9001
3 13 (0.82%) JTAG
4 6 (0.38%) GAMP
5 5 (0.31%) SLA
5 5 (0.31%) DICOM
6 4 (0.25%) Solvency II
6 4 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.13%) HL7
7 2 (0.13%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.063%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.063%) DO-178B
8 1 (0.063%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.063%) TickIT
System Software
1 8 (0.50%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.25%) UAG
4 3 (0.19%) NFS
5 2 (0.13%) zsh
5 2 (0.13%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.13%) vSphere
6 1 (0.063%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.063%) Xen
6 1 (0.063%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.063%) KVM
Systems Management
1 21 (1.32%) Puppet
2 20 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (0.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (0.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 262 (16.48%) Microsoft
2 168 (10.57%) Oracle
3 21 (1.32%) Cisco
4 15 (0.94%) VeriFone
5 14 (0.88%) Sybase
6 13 (0.82%) TOWER Software
7 12 (0.75%) VMware
7 12 (0.75%) IBM
8 9 (0.57%) Siebel
8 9 (0.57%) QNX
9 8 (0.50%) NEC
9 8 (0.50%) HP
9 8 (0.50%) EMC
9 8 (0.50%) Coverity
10 7 (0.44%) JBoss
10 7 (0.44%) Cognos
10 7 (0.44%) Red Hat
11 6 (0.38%) Informatica
11 6 (0.38%) Wind River
12 5 (0.31%) Twitter
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