The table below looks at the statistics for Software Engineering skills 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 Engineering over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 29 28 33
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 1545 1711 1466
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 7.21% 7.23% 6.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.85% 9.04% 8.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1373 1526 1282
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Software Engineering
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
17452 18919 17651
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 81.41% 79.94% 77.36%
Number of salaries quoted 13809 14984 14314
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Software Engineering
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Software Engineering Salary Trend in the South East

Software Engineering
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the South East region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Software Engineering Salary Histogram in the South East

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
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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 +3 318 £40,000 - 56
Surrey -5 310 £50,000 +5.26% 44
Berkshire +5 285 £45,000 -4.25% 45
West Sussex +10 216 £40,000 -15.78% 7
East Sussex +19 140 £40,000 - 12
Buckinghamshire +23 137 £38,000 -5.00% 16
Oxfordshire -16 111 £45,000 - 33
Kent -6 35 £37,500 -11.76% 5
Middlesex -25 8 £33,000 -17.50% 1
Isle of Wight -2 5 £37,000 +13.84%
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the South East region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering.

1 1305 (41.99%) C#
2 1259 (40.51%) Agile Software Development
3 1154 (37.13%) Java
4 1105 (35.55%) JavaScript
5 1064 (34.23%) Degree
6 1063 (34.20%) .NET
7 1022 (32.88%) SQL
8 980 (31.53%) C++
9 814 (26.19%) HTML
10 780 (25.10%) Linux
11 740 (23.81%) Computer Science
12 697 (22.43%) OO
13 673 (21.65%) Windows
14 635 (20.43%) ASP.NET
15 595 (19.14%) SQL Server
16 580 (18.66%) CSS
17 577 (18.56%) XML
18 557 (17.92%) MVC
19 489 (15.73%) TDD
20 475 (15.28%) C
21 471 (15.15%) jQuery
22 440 (14.16%) Web Services
23 419 (13.48%) Finance
24 412 (13.26%) Microsoft
25 381 (12.26%) Oracle
26 349 (11.23%) UML
27 327 (10.52%) Visual Studio
27 327 (10.52%) Ajax
28 326 (10.49%) Python
29 311 (10.01%) MySQL

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the South East region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 157 (5.05%) Apache
2 155 (4.99%) Tomcat
3 85 (2.73%) Node.js
4 84 (2.70%) WebLogic
4 84 (2.70%) WebSphere
5 64 (2.06%) IIS
6 45 (1.45%) JBoss
6 45 (1.45%) CMS
7 42 (1.35%) SharePoint
8 36 (1.16%) Sitecore CMS
9 34 (1.09%) Confluence
10 27 (0.87%) Oracle Service Bus
11 19 (0.61%) Apache Solr
12 18 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
13 14 (0.45%) Umbraco
14 13 (0.42%) nginx
14 13 (0.42%) SAS
14 13 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
15 11 (0.35%) Drupal
16 10 (0.32%) Jetty
Applications
1 254 (8.17%) MS Excel
2 23 (0.74%) MS Office
3 21 (0.68%) MS Visio
4 15 (0.48%) Photoshop
5 9 (0.29%) InfoPath
5 9 (0.29%) Mingle
6 8 (0.26%) FrameMaker
7 7 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
8 4 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.097%) Simulink
10 2 (0.064%) MS Project
11 1 (0.032%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.032%) Doxygen
11 1 (0.032%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 25 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.71%) Oracle BPM
3 10 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.16%) Magento
5 2 (0.064%) Tridion
5 2 (0.064%) MoSes
6 1 (0.032%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.032%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.032%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.032%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 112 (3.60%) SaaS
2 66 (2.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 60 (1.93%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
5 15 (0.48%) GitHub
6 13 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
6 13 (0.42%) Amazon S3
7 12 (0.39%) Google App Engine
7 12 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
8 8 (0.26%) AWS OpsWorks
9 4 (0.13%) PaaS
9 4 (0.13%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.032%) Taleo
10 1 (0.032%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 91 (2.93%) TCP/IP
2 77 (2.48%) Internet
3 43 (1.38%) HTTP
4 34 (1.09%) Ethernet
5 28 (0.90%) LDAP
6 22 (0.71%) SDH
6 22 (0.71%) MPLS
7 18 (0.58%) LTE
8 16 (0.51%) Wireless
9 15 (0.48%) Firewall
9 15 (0.48%) SNMP
9 15 (0.48%) FTP
10 14 (0.45%) VoIP
11 13 (0.42%) Kerberos
11 13 (0.42%) SSL
11 13 (0.42%) RTP
12 12 (0.39%) SMTP
12 12 (0.39%) GSM
13 10 (0.32%) UMTS
13 10 (0.32%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 595 (19.14%) SQL Server
2 311 (10.01%) MySQL
3 191 (6.15%) Relational Database
4 83 (2.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 79 (2.54%) RDBMS
5 79 (2.54%) PostgreSQL
5 79 (2.54%) NoSQL
6 78 (2.51%) Oracle Database
7 66 (2.12%) MongoDB
8 61 (1.96%) Big Data
9 41 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
10 36 (1.16%) Hadoop
10 36 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 25 (0.80%) Oracle Database 10g
11 25 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
12 23 (0.74%) CouchDB
13 20 (0.64%) RavenDB
14 17 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
15 16 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 14 (0.45%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 327 (10.52%) Visual Studio
2 233 (7.50%) Git (software)
3 217 (6.98%) Subversion
4 141 (4.54%) Eclipse
5 138 (4.44%) JIRA
6 125 (4.02%) Jenkins
7 112 (3.60%) Team Foundation Server
8 102 (3.28%) NUnit
9 91 (2.93%) Selenium
10 89 (2.86%) Maven
11 64 (2.06%) JUnit
12 53 (1.71%) Rhino Mocks
13 44 (1.42%) TeamCity
13 44 (1.42%) Cucumber
14 38 (1.22%) WebDriver
14 38 (1.22%) JMeter
15 30 (0.97%) Ant
16 29 (0.93%) Grunt
17 28 (0.90%) Oracle Forms
18 27 (0.87%) Rational DOORS
General
1 419 (13.48%) Finance
2 219 (7.05%) Telecoms
3 93 (2.99%) Marketing
4 85 (2.73%) Aerospace
5 80 (2.57%) Electronics
6 72 (2.32%) Manufacturing
7 56 (1.80%) Automotive
8 46 (1.48%) Retail
9 41 (1.32%) Games
10 40 (1.29%) Advertising
11 33 (1.06%) Banking
12 25 (0.80%) Military
13 24 (0.77%) Back Office
14 14 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
15 12 (0.39%) Front Office
15 12 (0.39%) Investment Banking
16 11 (0.35%) Legal
17 10 (0.32%) Publishing
18 9 (0.29%) French Language
19 5 (0.16%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1498 (48.20%) Developer
2 1451 (46.69%) Software Engineer
3 472 (15.19%) Software Developer
4 390 (12.55%) Senior Software Engineer
5 330 (10.62%) C# Developer
6 312 (10.04%) Java Developer
7 226 (7.27%) .NET Developer
8 208 (6.69%) Senior Developer
9 186 (5.98%) Graduate
10 164 (5.28%) C++ Software Engineer
11 150 (4.83%) C# Software Engineer
12 141 (4.54%) Junior
13 139 (4.47%) C# .NET Developer
14 130 (4.18%) Web Developer
15 128 (4.12%) Java Software Engineer
16 127 (4.09%) Programmer
17 122 (3.93%) Embedded Software Engineer
18 117 (3.76%) C++ Developer
19 113 (3.64%) Junior Developer
20 96 (3.09%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1063 (34.20%) .NET
2 814 (26.19%) HTML
3 635 (20.43%) ASP.NET
4 580 (18.66%) CSS
5 577 (18.56%) XML
6 471 (15.15%) jQuery
7 440 (14.16%) Web Services
8 327 (10.52%) Ajax
9 302 (9.72%) ASP.NET MVC
10 288 (9.27%) Spring
11 277 (8.91%) HTML5
12 250 (8.04%) J2EE
13 235 (7.56%) AngularJS
14 196 (6.31%) WPF
15 185 (5.95%) JSON
16 174 (5.60%) .NET Framework
17 143 (4.60%) SOAP
18 137 (4.41%) CSS3
19 134 (4.31%) RESTful
20 133 (4.28%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 740 (23.81%) Computer Science
2 230 (7.40%) Mathematics
3 198 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
4 182 (5.86%) Open Source
5 133 (4.28%) Algorithms
6 117 (3.76%) Enterprise Software
7 105 (3.38%) Embedded Systems
8 84 (2.70%) Mobile App
9 80 (2.57%) User Experience
10 77 (2.48%) Physics
11 61 (1.96%) Visualisation
12 53 (1.71%) Social Media
13 50 (1.61%) Data Structures
14 48 (1.54%) Client/Server
15 37 (1.19%) Management Information System
16 36 (1.16%) GIS
17 32 (1.03%) Life Science
18 25 (0.80%) Device Driver
19 22 (0.71%) Kindle
20 19 (0.61%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 780 (25.10%) Linux
2 673 (21.65%) Windows
3 306 (9.85%) UNIX
4 130 (4.18%) Android
5 82 (2.64%) Apple iOS
6 66 (2.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 64 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 57 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
9 53 (1.71%) Windows 2000 Server
10 31 (1.00%) VxWorks
11 30 (0.97%) Solaris
12 29 (0.93%) Embedded Linux
12 29 (0.93%) Windows 7
13 11 (0.35%) Windows CE
13 11 (0.35%) FreeBSD
14 9 (0.29%) CentOS
15 8 (0.26%) Windows 8
15 8 (0.26%) Mac OS X
16 6 (0.19%) Ubuntu
17 4 (0.13%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1259 (40.51%) Agile Software Development
2 697 (22.43%) OO
3 557 (17.92%) MVC
4 489 (15.73%) TDD
5 349 (11.23%) UML
6 266 (8.56%) Scrum
6 266 (8.56%) Continuous Integration
7 259 (8.33%) OOD
8 246 (7.92%) Web Development
9 215 (6.92%) Multithreading
10 213 (6.85%) Unit Testing
11 197 (6.34%) OOP
12 171 (5.50%) BDD
13 140 (4.50%) Project Management
14 137 (4.41%) Test Automation
15 124 (3.99%) SOA
16 114 (3.67%) Validation
17 113 (3.64%) Mentoring
18 109 (3.51%) Software Architecture
19 105 (3.38%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1305 (41.99%) C#
2 1154 (37.13%) Java
3 1105 (35.55%) JavaScript
4 1022 (32.88%) SQL
5 980 (31.53%) C++
6 475 (15.28%) C
7 326 (10.49%) Python
8 292 (9.40%) PHP
9 187 (6.02%) VB.NET
10 184 (5.92%) Ruby
11 132 (4.25%) T-SQL
12 118 (3.80%) PL/SQL
13 105 (3.38%) Embedded C
14 96 (3.09%) Perl
15 81 (2.61%) Embedded C++
16 70 (2.25%) VB
17 65 (2.09%) COBOL
18 51 (1.64%) Ada
19 36 (1.16%) MATLAB
20 35 (1.13%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1064 (34.23%) Degree
2 162 (5.21%) Security Cleared
3 92 (2.96%) SC Cleared
4 85 (2.73%) PhD
5 35 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 34 (1.09%) ISEB
7 29 (0.93%) ISTQB
8 25 (0.80%) OCPJP
9 22 (0.71%) Oracle Certification
10 21 (0.68%) DV Cleared
11 12 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
12 10 (0.32%) OCMJD
12 10 (0.32%) Chartered Engineer
13 9 (0.29%) MCTS
13 9 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 8 (0.26%) PMP
14 8 (0.26%) PMI Certification
14 8 (0.26%) HND
14 8 (0.26%) Postgraduate
15 7 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 228 (7.34%) QA
2 76 (2.45%) ISO 9001
3 27 (0.87%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.32%) DO-178B
5 7 (0.23%) DO-254
6 5 (0.16%) IEC 61508
6 5 (0.16%) SLA
6 5 (0.16%) TickIT
6 5 (0.16%) DICOM
7 4 (0.13%) JTAG
8 3 (0.097%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.032%) HMG Infosec
9 1 (0.032%) HL7
9 1 (0.032%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 59 (1.90%) Firmware
2 27 (0.87%) Oracle RAC
3 16 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.35%) NFS
5 10 (0.32%) Hyper-V
6 8 (0.26%) Active Directory
7 7 (0.23%) IMail Server
8 3 (0.097%) VirtualBox
8 3 (0.097%) KVM
9 2 (0.064%) Xen
9 2 (0.064%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.032%) HDFS
10 1 (0.032%) iptables
10 1 (0.032%) XenServer
10 1 (0.032%) Varnish
10 1 (0.032%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.032%) Snort
Systems Management
1 38 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
2 36 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
3 29 (0.93%) Puppet
4 6 (0.19%) OpenAM
5 5 (0.16%) Nagios
6 3 (0.097%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 3 (0.097%) Opsview
7 2 (0.064%) Control-M
7 2 (0.064%) Salt
7 2 (0.064%) StatsD
7 2 (0.064%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.032%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.032%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.032%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.032%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.032%) logstash
8 1 (0.032%) collectd
8 1 (0.032%) Graphite
Vendors
1 412 (13.26%) Microsoft
2 381 (12.26%) Oracle
3 86 (2.77%) Red Hat
4 64 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
5 46 (1.48%) Google
6 41 (1.32%) IBM
7 37 (1.19%) Sitecore
8 29 (0.93%) Endeca
8 29 (0.93%) TOWER Software
9 27 (0.87%) Sun
9 27 (0.87%) SAP
10 26 (0.84%) Pega
11 25 (0.80%) BEA
12 24 (0.77%) VMware
13 22 (0.71%) Cramer
13 22 (0.71%) Cisco
14 20 (0.64%) MetaSolv
15 19 (0.61%) Zend
15 19 (0.61%) DevExpress
16 18 (0.58%) Telerik
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