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

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 86 90 94
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 641 716 669
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 3.33% 3.43% 3.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.45% 3.53% 3.37%
Number of salaries quoted 579 638 590
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -3.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,600 £57,500
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
18561 20260 19832
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.45% 97.05% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 15896 16537 15701
Average salary £44,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £61,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 10 February 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 10 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
Hampshire -8 118 £45,750 +14.37% 27
Oxfordshire +5 105 £45,000 -10.00% 8
West Sussex 0 104 £40,750 +1.87% 8
Surrey -17 103 £47,500 +10.46% 18
Berkshire -43 100 £47,500 -5.00% 29
East Sussex +14 50 £43,000 -4.44% 11
Buckinghamshire +15 35 £45,000 +20.00% 5
Kent +7 30 £37,500 -16.66% 6
Middlesex +18 5 £40,000 - 2
Isle of Wight 0 5 £37,500 +1.35% 1
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 10 February 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 1259 (98.51%) Software Engineering
2 655 (51.25%) C++
3 522 (40.85%) C#
4 473 (37.01%) Agile Software Development
5 452 (35.37%) Degree
6 425 (33.26%) Java
7 409 (32.00%) JavaScript
8 360 (28.17%) SQL
9 349 (27.31%) .NET
10 348 (27.23%) Linux
11 326 (25.51%) Computer Science
12 320 (25.04%) C
13 300 (23.47%) HTML
14 283 (22.14%) Windows
15 264 (20.66%) Python
16 258 (20.19%) OO
17 251 (19.64%) CSS
18 235 (18.39%) TDD
19 187 (14.63%) SQL Server
20 185 (14.48%) XML
21 178 (13.93%) MVC
22 174 (13.62%) Web Services
23 171 (13.38%) Multithreading
24 168 (13.15%) Microsoft
25 157 (12.28%) OOD
26 133 (10.41%) Continuous Integration
27 126 (9.86%) ASP.NET
27 126 (9.86%) Unit Testing
28 121 (9.47%) Scrum
29 117 (9.15%) SDLC

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 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 59 (4.62%) Node.js
2 47 (3.68%) Apache
3 34 (2.66%) IIS
4 22 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
5 21 (1.64%) nginx
6 13 (1.02%) WebSphere
7 12 (0.94%) Tomcat
8 11 (0.86%) JBoss
9 10 (0.78%) WebLogic
10 9 (0.70%) CICS
11 7 (0.55%) Apache Solr
11 7 (0.55%) Confluence
12 5 (0.39%) WinCC
13 4 (0.31%) CMS
13 4 (0.31%) PegaRULES
14 3 (0.23%) Apache Spark
14 3 (0.23%) Drupal
15 2 (0.16%) Apache Pig
15 2 (0.16%) Jetty
15 2 (0.16%) Mule
Applications
1 34 (2.66%) MS Excel
2 20 (1.56%) Simulink
3 4 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.23%) MS Office
5 2 (0.16%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.078%) GIMP
6 1 (0.078%) MS Project
6 1 (0.078%) OrCAD
6 1 (0.078%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 10 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (0.63%) VisionPLUS
3 6 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 52 (4.07%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (1.80%) GitHub
3 18 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
3 18 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (1.41%) SaaS
4 7 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.31%) Amazon ELB
6 4 (0.31%) Amazon S3
6 4 (0.31%) Amazon SQS
6 4 (0.31%) CloudFront
6 4 (0.31%) Route 53
7 1 (0.078%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.078%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 85 (6.65%) TCP/IP
2 29 (2.27%) HTTP
3 24 (1.88%) Network Security
4 19 (1.49%) Ethernet
5 17 (1.33%) FTP
6 16 (1.25%) RS-232
7 15 (1.17%) Internet
8 13 (1.02%) LDAP
8 13 (1.02%) RS-485
9 11 (0.86%) Kerberos
9 11 (0.86%) SSL
10 10 (0.78%) RFID
11 8 (0.63%) 3G
11 8 (0.63%) GSM
11 8 (0.63%) LTE
11 8 (0.63%) UMTS
11 8 (0.63%) VoIP
12 7 (0.55%) DNS
12 7 (0.55%) Modbus
13 6 (0.47%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (14.63%) SQL Server
2 105 (8.22%) MySQL
3 66 (5.16%) NoSQL
4 58 (4.54%) Big Data
5 42 (3.29%) Oracle Database
5 42 (3.29%) Relational Database
6 34 (2.66%) MongoDB
7 29 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
8 27 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
9 21 (1.64%) Redis
10 19 (1.49%) GIS
11 16 (1.25%) Riak
12 15 (1.17%) Oracle Database 10g
12 15 (1.17%) Oracle9i Database
13 13 (1.02%) DB2
14 12 (0.94%) RDBMS
15 11 (0.86%) SQL Server 2014
16 10 (0.78%) CouchDB
16 10 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
17 9 (0.70%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 115 (9.00%) Visual Studio
2 106 (8.29%) Git (software)
2 106 (8.29%) Subversion
3 66 (5.16%) Jenkins
4 55 (4.30%) JIRA
5 46 (3.60%) Maven
6 40 (3.13%) JUnit
7 38 (2.97%) Selenium
8 37 (2.90%) Protractor
9 34 (2.66%) WebDriver
10 30 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
11 28 (2.19%) Grunt
12 27 (2.11%) gulp
13 24 (1.88%) JMeter
14 23 (1.80%) Mockito
15 22 (1.72%) Moq
16 21 (1.64%) Ant
16 21 (1.64%) Oracle Forms
17 19 (1.49%) ClearCase
18 17 (1.33%) Eclipse
General
1 106 (8.29%) Finance
2 95 (7.43%) Manufacturing
3 93 (7.28%) Electronics
4 58 (4.54%) Games
5 52 (4.07%) Telecoms
6 46 (3.60%) Aerospace
7 29 (2.27%) Avionics
8 24 (1.88%) Retail
9 17 (1.33%) Marketing
10 15 (1.17%) Automotive
11 14 (1.10%) Financial Institution
12 13 (1.02%) Publishing
13 11 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
14 9 (0.70%) Advertising
15 5 (0.39%) Military
16 4 (0.31%) Banking
16 4 (0.31%) Japanese Language
16 4 (0.31%) Russian Language
17 3 (0.23%) Legal
18 2 (0.16%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 349 (27.31%) .NET
2 300 (23.47%) HTML
3 251 (19.64%) CSS
4 185 (14.48%) XML
5 174 (13.62%) Web Services
6 126 (9.86%) ASP.NET
7 108 (8.45%) jQuery
8 97 (7.59%) REST
9 96 (7.51%) Ajax
10 94 (7.36%) STL
11 92 (7.20%) WPF
12 80 (6.26%) HTML5
13 77 (6.03%) WCF
14 73 (5.71%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 71 (5.56%) AngularJS
16 69 (5.40%) JSON
17 68 (5.32%) Qt
18 62 (4.85%) MFC
19 61 (4.77%) Spring
20 59 (4.62%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 326 (25.51%) Computer Science
2 114 (8.92%) Mathematics
3 112 (8.76%) Embedded Systems
4 68 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
5 63 (4.93%) Algorithms
6 45 (3.52%) Physics
7 35 (2.74%) Data Structures
8 31 (2.43%) Enterprise Software
9 30 (2.35%) Visualisation
10 27 (2.11%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 27 (2.11%) User Experience
11 26 (2.03%) Device Driver
12 19 (1.49%) Mainframe
12 19 (1.49%) Semantic Web
13 18 (1.41%) Client/Server
14 17 (1.33%) Mobile App
15 12 (0.94%) Smartcard
16 9 (0.70%) Social Media
17 8 (0.63%) VSAM
18 7 (0.55%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 348 (27.23%) Linux
2 283 (22.14%) Windows
3 83 (6.49%) Unix
4 50 (3.91%) Android
5 33 (2.58%) Apple iOS
6 31 (2.43%) Embedded Linux
7 19 (1.49%) VxWorks
7 19 (1.49%) Windows Mobile
7 19 (1.49%) Windows Server
8 14 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (0.86%) Windows CE
10 7 (0.55%) CentOS
10 7 (0.55%) Windows 7
11 6 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.39%) zOS
13 4 (0.31%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.16%) Fedora
14 2 (0.16%) ThreadX
15 1 (0.078%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1259 (98.51%) Software Engineering
2 473 (37.01%) Agile Software Development
3 258 (20.19%) OO
4 235 (18.39%) TDD
5 178 (13.93%) MVC
6 171 (13.38%) Multithreading
7 157 (12.28%) OOD
8 133 (10.41%) Continuous Integration
9 126 (9.86%) Unit Testing
10 121 (9.47%) Scrum
11 117 (9.15%) SDLC
12 105 (8.22%) UML
13 86 (6.73%) Web Development
14 67 (5.24%) Mentoring
15 63 (4.93%) Continuous Improvement
16 58 (4.54%) OOP
17 54 (4.23%) Open Source
18 51 (3.99%) BDD
19 46 (3.60%) Automated Testing
19 46 (3.60%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 655 (51.25%) C++
2 522 (40.85%) C#
3 425 (33.26%) Java
4 409 (32.00%) JavaScript
5 360 (28.17%) SQL
6 320 (25.04%) C
7 264 (20.66%) Python
8 88 (6.89%) PHP
9 81 (6.34%) Ruby
10 57 (4.46%) Embedded C
11 45 (3.52%) Bash Shell
12 39 (3.05%) Perl
13 37 (2.90%) Embedded C++
14 35 (2.74%) Shell Script
15 33 (2.58%) MATLAB
16 32 (2.50%) PL/SQL
17 31 (2.43%) Assembly Language
18 25 (1.96%) VB.NET
19 24 (1.88%) T-SQL
20 23 (1.80%) Lua
Qualifications
1 452 (35.37%) Degree
2 62 (4.85%) Security Cleared
3 44 (3.44%) SC Cleared
4 19 (1.49%) DV Cleared
4 19 (1.49%) PhD
5 5 (0.39%) Postgraduate
6 4 (0.31%) HND
6 4 (0.31%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (0.16%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.078%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.078%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (0.078%) HNC
8 1 (0.078%) MCTS
8 1 (0.078%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (6.10%) QA
2 17 (1.33%) MISRA
3 14 (1.10%) ISO 9001
4 9 (0.70%) DO-178B
4 9 (0.70%) SDET
5 6 (0.47%) ISO13485
5 6 (0.47%) MISRA C
6 5 (0.39%) GAMP
6 5 (0.39%) GMP
7 4 (0.31%) TickIT
8 3 (0.23%) PA-DSS
8 3 (0.23%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.23%) SLA
9 2 (0.16%) DO-254
9 2 (0.16%) IEC 61508
9 2 (0.16%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.16%) ISO26262
10 1 (0.078%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 1 (0.078%) Def Stans
System Software
1 51 (3.99%) Firmware
2 16 (1.25%) Varnish
3 11 (0.86%) NFS
4 6 (0.47%) iptables
4 6 (0.47%) Xen
4 6 (0.47%) XenServer
5 5 (0.39%) HDFS
5 5 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.078%) Docker
Systems Management
1 24 (1.88%) Opscode Chef
2 20 (1.56%) Puppet
3 18 (1.41%) Ansible
4 4 (0.31%) Capistrano
5 3 (0.23%) Kibana
5 3 (0.23%) logstash
5 3 (0.23%) StatsD
6 1 (0.078%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 168 (13.15%) Microsoft
2 100 (7.82%) Oracle
3 28 (2.19%) Sophos
4 23 (1.80%) Progress
5 19 (1.49%) Red Hat
6 14 (1.10%) IBM
6 14 (1.10%) SAP
7 13 (1.02%) QNX
8 11 (0.86%) EMC
9 10 (0.78%) Atmel
10 9 (0.70%) VMware
11 8 (0.63%) Cisco
11 8 (0.63%) TSYS
12 7 (0.55%) Perforce
13 5 (0.39%) Atlassian
13 5 (0.39%) Google
13 5 (0.39%) Pega
13 5 (0.39%) Sun
14 4 (0.31%) Forcepoint
14 4 (0.31%) Telelogic
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ISL
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + home working
Posted: 2 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum, Pension, Private Medical + More!
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 2 days ago
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Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 2 days ago
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Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £30,000 to £60,000 per annum
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
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Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
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Berkshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum
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Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + Bonus + Training budget + benefits
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Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £34,000 to £37,000 per annum + Bonus + Training budget + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
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Intelligent Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum Superb base with guaranteed bonus an
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Kent
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 Per Annum Plus Bonus and Benefits
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East Sussex
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Salary: £45000 Per Annum
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East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 Per Annum + benefits
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + OT + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
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Isle of Wight
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Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum
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Salary: £30k to £45k + bonus + benefits
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Salary: £30,000 to 40,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
IT Connections
Salary: £23,000 to £30,000
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Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + Pension, Bonus, 25 days
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
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Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Pension, Bonus, Share Scheme
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