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 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 76 66 53
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 772 897 1122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 3.56% 4.07% 4.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.74% 4.29% 5.07%
Number of salaries quoted 680 789 971
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +0.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
20662 20915 22115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.16% 94.85% 95.65%
Number of salaries quoted 16527 17028 19157
Average salary £41,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £59,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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
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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 +10 160 £40,000 - 26
Surrey -11 147 £42,500 -5.55% 18
Berkshire -20 133 £42,500 - 18
Oxfordshire -1 104 £47,000 +4.44% 23
West Sussex -5 84 £40,000 -9.09% 9
East Sussex -6 45 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Kent +3 37 £45,000 - 4
Middlesex +3 33 £33,000 -40.00% 2
Buckinghamshire -63 22 £40,000 -15.78% 2
Isle of Wight 0 9 £20,500 -43.44% 1
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 1261 (88.93%) Software Engineering
2 628 (44.29%) C++
3 548 (38.65%) C#
4 465 (32.79%) Degree
5 462 (32.58%) SQL
6 461 (32.51%) Java
7 424 (29.90%) Linux
8 405 (28.56%) .NET
9 396 (27.93%) Agile Software Development
10 370 (26.09%) C
11 343 (24.19%) JavaScript
11 343 (24.19%) Computer Science
12 332 (23.41%) HTML
13 300 (21.16%) OO
14 276 (19.46%) Windows
15 257 (18.12%) SQL Server
16 248 (17.49%) XML
17 216 (15.23%) CSS
18 214 (15.09%) Microsoft
19 190 (13.40%) Finance
20 181 (12.76%) ASP.NET
21 173 (12.20%) Oracle
22 171 (12.06%) Web Services
23 170 (11.99%) Visual Studio
24 162 (11.42%) MVC
25 155 (10.93%) UML
26 151 (10.65%) Mathematics
27 144 (10.16%) TDD
28 139 (9.80%) Spring
29 132 (9.31%) UNIX

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

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 40 (2.82%) Tomcat
1 40 (2.82%) Node.js
2 36 (2.54%) WebSphere
3 35 (2.47%) WebLogic
4 23 (1.62%) Apache
5 21 (1.48%) IIS
6 18 (1.27%) JBoss
7 10 (0.71%) CMS
8 9 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
9 7 (0.49%) SharePoint
10 5 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
10 5 (0.35%) Apache Solr
11 4 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 4 (0.28%) Adobe CQ
11 4 (0.28%) Oracle Service Bus
11 4 (0.28%) SAS
11 4 (0.28%) GlassFish
12 3 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.14%) TWiki
13 2 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 92 (6.49%) MS Excel
2 21 (1.48%) MS Office
3 17 (1.20%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.49%) Simulink
5 1 (0.071%) Stateflow
5 1 (0.071%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.071%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.071%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 5 (0.35%) Tridion
1 5 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.071%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.071%) Visualfiles
2 1 (0.071%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 30 (2.12%) SaaS
2 23 (1.62%) GitHub
3 21 (1.48%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
5 10 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.21%) Force.com
7 1 (0.071%) IaaS
7 1 (0.071%) PaaS
7 1 (0.071%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 83 (5.85%) TCP/IP
2 42 (2.96%) HTTP
3 34 (2.40%) Ethernet
4 26 (1.83%) Internet
5 25 (1.76%) Wireless
6 24 (1.69%) GSM
7 19 (1.34%) LTE
8 15 (1.06%) RTP
9 14 (0.99%) LDAP
9 14 (0.99%) UMTS
10 13 (0.92%) PBX
10 13 (0.92%) Asterisk PBX
10 13 (0.92%) RANAP
11 11 (0.78%) SDH
11 11 (0.78%) SNMP
11 11 (0.78%) MPLS
12 10 (0.71%) GPRS
13 8 (0.56%) SMS
14 7 (0.49%) Network Security
15 6 (0.42%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 257 (18.12%) SQL Server
2 72 (5.08%) Big Data
3 50 (3.53%) NoSQL
3 50 (3.53%) Relational Database
4 41 (2.89%) MySQL
5 36 (2.54%) Oracle Database
6 28 (1.97%) SQL Server 2012
7 25 (1.76%) RDBMS
8 22 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
9 19 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
10 18 (1.27%) MongoDB
11 16 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 15 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 13 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
13 13 (0.92%) Oracle Database 10g
14 9 (0.63%) SQLite
14 9 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
15 8 (0.56%) Hadoop
15 8 (0.56%) Redis
16 7 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 170 (11.99%) Visual Studio
2 115 (8.11%) Subversion
3 62 (4.37%) Selenium
4 58 (4.09%) Git (software)
5 45 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 39 (2.75%) JIRA
7 34 (2.40%) Eclipse
8 31 (2.19%) Jenkins
9 27 (1.90%) Maven
10 25 (1.76%) NUnit
11 22 (1.55%) Bugzilla
11 22 (1.55%) Hudson
12 20 (1.41%) Rhino Mocks
12 20 (1.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 19 (1.34%) ClearCase
14 18 (1.27%) Rational Rhapsody
15 17 (1.20%) CruiseControl
16 16 (1.13%) GCC
17 15 (1.06%) GDB
18 14 (0.99%) Trac
General
1 190 (13.40%) Finance
2 117 (8.25%) Electronics
3 68 (4.80%) Telecoms
4 37 (2.61%) Aerospace
5 36 (2.54%) Military
6 26 (1.83%) Manufacturing
7 24 (1.69%) Marketing
8 20 (1.41%) Banking
9 19 (1.34%) Legal
9 19 (1.34%) Games
10 18 (1.27%) Retail
11 12 (0.85%) Publishing
12 7 (0.49%) French Language
13 6 (0.42%) Automotive
13 6 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.28%) Investment Banking
15 3 (0.21%) Avionics
15 3 (0.21%) German Language
15 3 (0.21%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.21%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 405 (28.56%) .NET
2 332 (23.41%) HTML
3 248 (17.49%) XML
4 216 (15.23%) CSS
5 181 (12.76%) ASP.NET
6 171 (12.06%) Web Services
7 139 (9.80%) Spring
8 117 (8.25%) J2EE
9 113 (7.97%) HTML5
10 105 (7.40%) jQuery
11 96 (6.77%) WPF
12 81 (5.71%) Ajax
13 77 (5.43%) WCF
14 69 (4.87%) SOAP
15 62 (4.37%) MFC
16 61 (4.30%) CSS3
17 59 (4.16%) ASP.NET MVC
18 57 (4.02%) STL
19 54 (3.81%) .NET Framework
20 53 (3.74%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 343 (24.19%) Computer Science
2 151 (10.65%) Mathematics
3 95 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
4 92 (6.49%) Open Source
5 91 (6.42%) Algorithms
6 87 (6.14%) Embedded Systems
7 82 (5.78%) Physics
8 57 (4.02%) Enterprise Software
9 34 (2.40%) Client/Server
10 33 (2.33%) User Experience
11 29 (2.05%) Mobile App
11 29 (2.05%) Management Information System
12 19 (1.34%) Statistics
13 18 (1.27%) Device Driver
14 17 (1.20%) Visualisation
15 16 (1.13%) Data Structures
15 16 (1.13%) Robotics
16 12 (0.85%) 3D Graphics
16 12 (0.85%) EFT
17 9 (0.63%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 424 (29.90%) Linux
2 276 (19.46%) Windows
3 132 (9.31%) UNIX
4 66 (4.65%) Android
5 44 (3.10%) Embedded Linux
6 32 (2.26%) Apple iOS
7 21 (1.48%) Windows CE
8 15 (1.06%) VxWorks
9 13 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (0.63%) Solaris
11 9 (0.63%) AIX
11 9 (0.63%) Windows 7
12 7 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (0.49%) FreeBSD
12 7 (0.49%) Windows NT
13 6 (0.42%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.21%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
15 2 (0.14%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1261 (88.93%) Software Engineering
2 396 (27.93%) Agile Software Development
3 300 (21.16%) OO
4 162 (11.42%) MVC
5 155 (10.93%) UML
6 144 (10.16%) TDD
7 126 (8.89%) OOD
8 112 (7.90%) Multithreading
9 106 (7.48%) Unit Testing
10 103 (7.26%) Scrum
11 92 (6.49%) Continuous Integration
12 65 (4.58%) Software Testing
13 63 (4.44%) OOP
14 62 (4.37%) Software Architecture
15 58 (4.09%) Test Automation
16 56 (3.95%) Automated Testing
17 54 (3.81%) Web Development
18 52 (3.67%) Embedded Software Development
19 47 (3.31%) BDD
20 42 (2.96%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 628 (44.29%) C++
2 548 (38.65%) C#
3 462 (32.58%) SQL
4 461 (32.51%) Java
5 370 (26.09%) C
6 343 (24.19%) JavaScript
7 114 (8.04%) Python
8 89 (6.28%) PHP
9 83 (5.85%) Embedded C
10 69 (4.87%) Embedded C++
11 54 (3.81%) VB.NET
12 48 (3.39%) Perl
13 44 (3.10%) T-SQL
14 36 (2.54%) Ruby
15 34 (2.40%) MATLAB
16 32 (2.26%) PL/SQL
17 22 (1.55%) VB
18 20 (1.41%) Assembly Language
19 19 (1.34%) Shell Script
20 16 (1.13%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 465 (32.79%) Degree
2 87 (6.14%) Security Cleared
3 65 (4.58%) PhD
4 42 (2.96%) SC Cleared
5 34 (2.40%) ISEB
6 31 (2.19%) ISTQB
7 21 (1.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (0.49%) HND
9 5 (0.35%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.35%) HNC
10 4 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.28%) Oracle Certification
10 4 (0.28%) OCPJP
10 4 (0.28%) OCMJD
11 1 (0.071%) Postgraduate
11 1 (0.071%) MCSE
11 1 (0.071%) MCSA
11 1 (0.071%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (6.14%) QA
2 47 (3.31%) ISO 9001
3 26 (1.83%) PCI DSS
4 13 (0.92%) GAMP
5 5 (0.35%) JTAG
6 4 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.28%) Solvency II
7 3 (0.21%) IEC 61508
8 2 (0.14%) ISO 9000
8 2 (0.14%) SLA
9 1 (0.071%) DO-178B
9 1 (0.071%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.071%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 24 (1.69%) Firmware
2 7 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.28%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.28%) NFS
3 4 (0.28%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.28%) vSphere
4 2 (0.14%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.14%) zsh
5 1 (0.071%) UAG
5 1 (0.071%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.071%) XenApp
5 1 (0.071%) XenServer
5 1 (0.071%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 9 (0.63%) Puppet
3 9 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.14%) StatsD
4 2 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.071%) Control-M
5 1 (0.071%) SCCM
Vendors
1 214 (15.09%) Microsoft
2 173 (12.20%) Oracle
3 21 (1.48%) TOWER Software
4 20 (1.41%) IBM
5 15 (1.06%) Cisco
6 12 (0.85%) BEA
7 11 (0.78%) Cramer
7 11 (0.78%) HP
7 11 (0.78%) Twitter
8 10 (0.71%) VMware
8 10 (0.71%) EMC
8 10 (0.71%) MetaSolv
8 10 (0.71%) McAfee
8 10 (0.71%) Informatica
9 8 (0.56%) Red Hat
9 8 (0.56%) QNX
9 8 (0.56%) Adobe
10 7 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (0.49%) NEC
11 6 (0.42%) Teradata
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