Period
to 19 February 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 19 February 2019.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineer
England > East of England
6 months to
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 45 25 44
Rank change year-on-year -20 +19 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 474 1,090 638
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 5.16% 8.75% 5.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.32% 9.02% 5.29%
Number of salaries quoted 382 843 525
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £52,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.85% +15.56% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,750 £30,400
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £63,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
East of England
Permanent vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 8,913 12,087 12,057
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.94% 96.98% 96.76%
Number of salaries quoted 6,870 9,904 9,840
East of England median annual salary £46,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.16% +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £25,725 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings that featured Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in the East of England

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineer in the East of England.

Salary trend for Software Engineer in the East of England

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in the East of England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in the East of England over the 6 months to 19 February 2019.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in the East of England

Software Engineer
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the East of England region over the 6 months to 19 February 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire -18 272 £52,500 - 175
Hertfordshire +2 108 £52,500 +5.00% 28
Essex +47 38 £47,500 -10.38% 22
Norfolk +35 29 £45,000 +9.09% 8
Suffolk +5 19 £37,500 -16.67% 10
Bedfordshire -17 7 £52,500 +77.97% 7
East Anglia - 1 - - 15
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 19 February 2019, Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the East of England region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 439 (92.62%) Software Engineering
2 217 (45.78%) C++
3 213 (44.94%) Agile Software Development
4 207 (43.67%) Java
5 150 (31.65%) C#
6 134 (28.27%) JavaScript
6 134 (28.27%) Python
7 133 (28.06%) C
8 117 (24.68%) Linux
9 103 (21.73%) Degree
10 97 (20.46%) Computer Science
11 89 (18.78%) SQL
12 85 (17.93%) .NET
13 80 (16.88%) Mathematics
14 69 (14.56%) Amazon AWS
15 67 (14.14%) Problem-Solving
16 66 (13.92%) Web Services
17 65 (13.71%) TDD
18 61 (12.87%) HTML
19 59 (12.45%) Scrum
20 56 (11.81%) CSS
21 55 (11.60%) Test Automation
22 54 (11.39%) Artificial Intelligence
23 53 (11.18%) MVC
24 51 (10.76%) OO
24 51 (10.76%) Machine Learning
25 44 (9.28%) Microsoft
26 43 (9.07%) PhD
27 42 (8.86%) Physics
27 42 (8.86%) Computer Science Degree

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (2.53%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (2.11%) Apache
2 10 (2.11%) Cloud Foundry
2 10 (2.11%) JBoss
3 6 (1.27%) Oracle Service Bus
3 6 (1.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (0.42%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.42%) WordPress
5 1 (0.21%) GlassFish
5 1 (0.21%) IIS
5 1 (0.21%) nginx
5 1 (0.21%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.21%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.21%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.21%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (2.74%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 69 (14.56%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (6.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.74%) OpenShift
4 12 (2.53%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (2.53%) AWS Lambda
4 12 (2.53%) Serverless
5 10 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (1.90%) GitHub
6 9 (1.90%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (1.27%) Firebase
7 6 (1.27%) SaaS
7 6 (1.27%) Slack
7 6 (1.27%) Trello
8 5 (1.05%) Akamai
9 3 (0.63%) npm
10 1 (0.21%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 35 (7.38%) Wireless
2 21 (4.43%) TCP/IP
3 14 (2.95%) Internet
4 10 (2.11%) Bluetooth
4 10 (2.11%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (1.27%) SSL
6 5 (1.05%) Ethernet
6 5 (1.05%) HTTP
7 3 (0.63%) 802.11
7 3 (0.63%) ZigBee
8 1 (0.21%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (5.27%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.22%) Apache Cassandra
3 16 (3.38%) Relational Database
4 13 (2.74%) Amazon RDS
4 13 (2.74%) NoSQL
5 12 (2.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 8 (1.69%) Big Data
6 8 (1.69%) MongoDB
6 8 (1.69%) MySQL
6 8 (1.69%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.27%) Oracle Database 12c
8 5 (1.05%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.84%) JasperReports
10 2 (0.42%) HBase
10 2 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.42%) Redis
11 1 (0.21%) MariaDB
11 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 40 (8.44%) Git (software)
2 31 (6.54%) Visual Studio
3 18 (3.80%) Jenkins
4 14 (2.95%) JIRA
5 9 (1.90%) Subversion
6 8 (1.69%) Ant
7 7 (1.48%) Eclipse
7 7 (1.48%) Maven
8 5 (1.05%) GCC
8 5 (1.05%) JUnit
8 5 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (1.05%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (0.84%) Bitbucket
9 4 (0.84%) Redmine
10 3 (0.63%) git-flow
10 3 (0.63%) gulp
10 3 (0.63%) LabVIEW
11 2 (0.42%) Bugzilla
11 2 (0.42%) NUnit
11 2 (0.42%) ReSharper
General
1 40 (8.44%) Telecoms
2 34 (7.17%) Automotive
3 22 (4.64%) Finance
3 22 (4.64%) Games
4 18 (3.80%) Electronics
5 14 (2.95%) Marketing
6 12 (2.53%) Publishing
7 11 (2.32%) Aerospace
7 11 (2.32%) Banking
8 9 (1.90%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.84%) Retail
11 2 (0.42%) Advertising
12 1 (0.21%) Legal
12 1 (0.21%) Military
12 1 (0.21%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (17.93%) .NET
2 66 (13.92%) Web Services
3 61 (12.87%) HTML
4 56 (11.81%) CSS
5 41 (8.65%) RESTful
6 40 (8.44%) AngularJS
7 38 (8.02%) Spring
8 37 (7.81%) ASP.NET
9 28 (5.91%) JSON
10 26 (5.49%) jQuery
11 19 (4.01%) React
11 19 (4.01%) TensorFlow
12 17 (3.59%) Natural Language Processing
13 16 (3.38%) ASP.NET MVC
14 15 (3.16%) Node.js
14 15 (3.16%) XML
15 14 (2.95%) REST
16 13 (2.74%) Akka
16 13 (2.74%) Play Framework
16 13 (2.74%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 36 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (6.75%) Algorithms
3 23 (4.85%) Embedded Systems
4 20 (4.22%) Robotics
5 16 (3.38%) Data Structures
5 16 (3.38%) Greenfield Project
6 15 (3.16%) Enterprise Software
7 14 (2.95%) Device Driver
8 13 (2.74%) Hybrid Cloud
8 13 (2.74%) Internet of Things
8 13 (2.74%) Self-Motivation
9 12 (2.53%) Smart City
10 9 (1.90%) Analytical Mindset
10 9 (1.90%) Client/Server
10 9 (1.90%) User Experience
11 8 (1.69%) SCADA
12 7 (1.48%) Virtual Team
13 6 (1.27%) 3D Graphics
13 6 (1.27%) Biotechnology
14 5 (1.05%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 117 (24.68%) Linux
2 41 (8.65%) Windows
3 31 (6.54%) Android
4 27 (5.70%) Embedded Linux
5 7 (1.48%) Windows 10
6 6 (1.27%) Unix
7 4 (0.84%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.84%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.42%) Robot Operating System
9 1 (0.21%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.21%) CentOS
9 1 (0.21%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 439 (92.62%) Software Engineering
2 213 (44.94%) Agile Software Development
3 97 (20.46%) Computer Science
4 80 (16.88%) Mathematics
5 67 (14.14%) Problem-Solving
6 65 (13.71%) TDD
7 59 (12.45%) Scrum
8 55 (11.60%) Test Automation
9 54 (11.39%) Artificial Intelligence
10 53 (11.18%) MVC
11 51 (10.76%) Machine Learning
11 51 (10.76%) OO
12 42 (8.86%) Physics
13 40 (8.44%) Multithreading
14 38 (8.02%) DevOps
15 32 (6.75%) Unit Testing
16 31 (6.54%) Continuous Delivery
17 30 (6.33%) Continuous Integration
18 26 (5.49%) Analytics
19 25 (5.27%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 217 (45.78%) C++
2 207 (43.67%) Java
3 150 (31.65%) C#
4 134 (28.27%) JavaScript
4 134 (28.27%) Python
5 133 (28.06%) C
6 89 (18.78%) SQL
7 35 (7.38%) Scala
8 26 (5.49%) Embedded C
9 19 (4.01%) PL/SQL
10 17 (3.59%) T-SQL
10 17 (3.59%) TypeScript
11 15 (3.16%) Embedded C++
11 15 (3.16%) PHP
12 13 (2.74%) Bash Shell
12 13 (2.74%) VB.NET
13 9 (1.90%) Perl
14 8 (1.69%) Assembly Language
14 8 (1.69%) Java 8
15 7 (1.48%) R
Qualifications
1 103 (21.73%) Degree
2 43 (9.07%) PhD
3 42 (8.86%) Computer Science Degree
4 30 (6.33%) Security Cleared
5 20 (4.22%) SC Cleared
6 13 (2.74%) MPhil
7 5 (1.05%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.84%) Numerate Degree
9 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (7.38%) QA
2 10 (2.11%) PSD2
3 3 (0.63%) ISO 13485
4 2 (0.42%) IEC 62304
4 2 (0.42%) MISRA
System Software
1 39 (8.23%) Docker
2 10 (2.11%) Firmware
3 4 (0.84%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.21%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 27 (5.70%) Kubernetes
2 21 (4.43%) Ansible
3 14 (2.95%) Terraform
4 3 (0.63%) Puppet
5 2 (0.42%) Consul
5 2 (0.42%) Graphite
6 1 (0.21%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 44 (9.28%) Microsoft
2 26 (5.49%) WorldPay
3 24 (5.06%) Oracle
4 13 (2.74%) Google
5 12 (2.53%) Xamarin
6 11 (2.32%) Talend
7 8 (1.69%) Xilinx
8 5 (1.05%) EMC
8 5 (1.05%) SAP
8 5 (1.05%) VMware
9 4 (0.84%) Adobe
10 3 (0.63%) Apple
11 2 (0.42%) WooCommerce
12 1 (0.21%) Atlassian
12 1 (0.21%) Intel
12 1 (0.21%) Perforce
12 1 (0.21%) Red Hat
12 1 (0.21%) Twitter