Period
to 25 April 2018

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 25 April 2018.

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
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 45 62
Rank change year-on-year +17 +17 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 1,064 696 619
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 8.24% 5.69% 4.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.50% 5.87% 4.40%
Number of salaries quoted 744 558 547
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,750 £27,500 £31,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £59,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 12,520 11,864 14,064
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.98% 96.94% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 9,877 9,647 11,495
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 25 April 2018.

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 25 April 2018. 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 +7 823 £50,000 +11.11% 132
Hertfordshire +18 164 £46,500 -2.11% 25
Suffolk +14 28 £43,500 -3.33% 11
Essex -4 20 £50,000 +25.00% 16
Norfolk -17 16 £42,500 +8.28% 5
Bedfordshire +19 10 £46,500 +55.00% 8
East Anglia - 2 £46,500 -
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 April 2018, 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.

1 993 (93.33%) Software Engineering
2 586 (55.08%) C++
3 486 (45.68%) C
4 415 (39.00%) Linux
5 392 (36.84%) Python
6 368 (34.59%) Computer Science
7 341 (32.05%) Degree
8 315 (29.61%) C#
9 308 (28.95%) Java
10 295 (27.73%) Mathematics
11 290 (27.26%) Agile Software Development
12 218 (20.49%) JavaScript
13 193 (18.14%) Windows
14 181 (17.01%) .NET
14 181 (17.01%) Physics
15 157 (14.76%) Multithreading
16 152 (14.29%) SQL
17 145 (13.63%) Embedded C
18 142 (13.35%) Problem-Solving
19 138 (12.97%) OO
20 123 (11.56%) Scrum
21 121 (11.37%) Algorithms
22 114 (10.71%) Electronics
22 114 (10.71%) Machine Learning
23 113 (10.62%) SDLC
24 110 (10.34%) HTML
25 108 (10.15%) Embedded C++
26 105 (9.87%) SQL Server
27 103 (9.68%) Artificial Intelligence
28 92 (8.65%) Test Automation

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 28 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (0.85%) JBoss
3 8 (0.75%) Tomcat
4 6 (0.56%) OpenStack
4 6 (0.56%) Skype for Business
5 5 (0.47%) Apache Spark
5 5 (0.47%) WebLogic
6 4 (0.38%) Office Communications Server
7 3 (0.28%) Apache
8 2 (0.19%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.19%) WordPress
9 1 (0.094%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.094%) CMS
9 1 (0.094%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (0.19%) AutoCAD
1 2 (0.19%) Revit
1 2 (0.19%) Simulink
2 1 (0.094%) PTC Creo
2 1 (0.094%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 8 (0.75%) LabWindows
2 2 (0.19%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Cloud Services
1 60 (5.64%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (4.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (3.67%) GitHub
4 25 (2.35%) Runscope
5 20 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.56%) Akamai
6 6 (0.56%) AWS CloudTrail
7 5 (0.47%) SaaS
8 3 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.094%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.094%) Firebase
10 1 (0.094%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 67 (6.30%) Wireless
2 42 (3.95%) TCP/IP
3 41 (3.85%) Internet
4 20 (1.88%) Bluetooth
5 19 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
6 17 (1.60%) HTTP
7 9 (0.85%) SNMP
7 9 (0.85%) WAN
8 8 (0.75%) Skype
9 6 (0.56%) Ethernet
9 6 (0.56%) RFID
9 6 (0.56%) SSL
9 6 (0.56%) Unified Communications
10 4 (0.38%) Broadband
11 3 (0.28%) 2G
11 3 (0.28%) 3G
11 3 (0.28%) 4G
11 3 (0.28%) 802.11
11 3 (0.28%) DVB
11 3 (0.28%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (9.87%) SQL Server
2 36 (3.38%) NoSQL
3 22 (2.07%) Relational Database
4 20 (1.88%) Big Data
5 19 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
6 17 (1.60%) MySQL
7 15 (1.41%) MongoDB
8 13 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (0.66%) Couchbase
10 6 (0.56%) Endeca
10 6 (0.56%) Redis
11 5 (0.47%) GIS
12 4 (0.38%) DB2
12 4 (0.38%) HBase
12 4 (0.38%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.19%) Apache Hive
13 2 (0.19%) DataStax
13 2 (0.19%) Hadoop
13 2 (0.19%) HDInsight
13 2 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 61 (5.73%) Git (software)
2 51 (4.79%) JIRA
3 50 (4.70%) Visual Studio
4 31 (2.91%) Subversion
5 30 (2.82%) Jenkins
6 19 (1.79%) ReSharper
7 17 (1.60%) TeamCity
8 15 (1.41%) Cucumber
9 14 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
10 13 (1.22%) JUnit
10 13 (1.22%) Selenium
10 13 (1.22%) Spock
11 12 (1.13%) LabVIEW
12 10 (0.94%) Bitbucket
12 10 (0.94%) NUnit
13 8 (0.75%) SpecFlow
14 7 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 6 (0.56%) Maven
15 6 (0.56%) Mockito
15 6 (0.56%) webpack
General
1 114 (10.71%) Electronics
2 66 (6.20%) Finance
3 36 (3.38%) Telecoms
4 30 (2.82%) Automotive
5 28 (2.63%) Retail
6 21 (1.97%) Multimedia
7 18 (1.69%) Aerospace
8 16 (1.50%) Games
9 14 (1.32%) Marketing
10 11 (1.03%) Advertising
11 10 (0.94%) Manufacturing
12 9 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.56%) Banking
14 2 (0.19%) Legal
14 2 (0.19%) Publishing
15 1 (0.094%) Billing
15 1 (0.094%) French Language
15 1 (0.094%) German Language
15 1 (0.094%) Italian Language
15 1 (0.094%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (17.01%) .NET
2 110 (10.34%) HTML
3 90 (8.46%) AngularJS
4 82 (7.71%) CSS
5 78 (7.33%) Web Services
6 64 (6.02%) .NET Framework
7 62 (5.83%) ASP.NET
8 55 (5.17%) React
9 43 (4.04%) jQuery
10 42 (3.95%) OpenGL
10 42 (3.95%) RESTful
11 38 (3.57%) Node.js
12 28 (2.63%) WPF
13 24 (2.26%) ASP.NET Web API
14 23 (2.16%) TensorFlow
15 21 (1.97%) REST
15 21 (1.97%) WCF
15 21 (1.97%) XML
16 20 (1.88%) ASP.NET MVC
16 20 (1.88%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 368 (34.59%) Computer Science
2 121 (11.37%) Algorithms
3 58 (5.45%) Self-Motivation
4 44 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
5 38 (3.57%) Embedded Systems
6 35 (3.29%) Greenfield Project
7 27 (2.54%) CUDA
8 26 (2.44%) Robotics
9 25 (2.35%) Life Science
9 25 (2.35%) User Experience
10 24 (2.26%) Mobile App
11 22 (2.07%) Data Structures
12 18 (1.69%) Augmented Reality
13 15 (1.41%) Internet of Things
14 14 (1.32%) Device Driver
14 14 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
15 11 (1.03%) Smart Energy
16 8 (0.75%) Acoustics
17 6 (0.56%) Smart Home
17 6 (0.56%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 415 (39.00%) Linux
2 193 (18.14%) Windows
3 57 (5.36%) Embedded Linux
4 37 (3.48%) Android
5 32 (3.01%) Apple iOS
6 27 (2.54%) Unix
7 5 (0.47%) Windows 10
7 5 (0.47%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.38%) FreeRTOS
8 4 (0.38%) Solaris
9 3 (0.28%) AIX
9 3 (0.28%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.19%) Nucleus RTOS
10 2 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.19%) VxWorks
10 2 (0.19%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.094%) CentOS
11 1 (0.094%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.094%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.094%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 993 (93.33%) Software Engineering
2 295 (27.73%) Mathematics
3 290 (27.26%) Agile Software Development
4 181 (17.01%) Physics
5 157 (14.76%) Multithreading
6 142 (13.35%) Problem-Solving
7 138 (12.97%) OO
8 123 (11.56%) Scrum
9 114 (10.71%) Machine Learning
10 113 (10.62%) SDLC
11 103 (9.68%) Artificial Intelligence
12 92 (8.65%) Test Automation
13 68 (6.39%) Computer Vision
13 68 (6.39%) TDD
14 63 (5.92%) Continuous Integration
14 63 (5.92%) Image Processing
15 58 (5.45%) Collaborative Working
16 52 (4.89%) Video Processing
17 49 (4.61%) MVC
17 49 (4.61%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 586 (55.08%) C++
2 486 (45.68%) C
3 392 (36.84%) Python
4 315 (29.61%) C#
5 308 (28.95%) Java
6 218 (20.49%) JavaScript
7 152 (14.29%) SQL
8 145 (13.63%) Embedded C
9 108 (10.15%) Embedded C++
10 73 (6.86%) MATLAB
11 48 (4.51%) PHP
12 41 (3.85%) Assembly Language
13 36 (3.38%) T-SQL
14 20 (1.88%) Ruby
15 19 (1.79%) Scala
16 16 (1.50%) VB
17 15 (1.41%) Groovy
18 11 (1.03%) VC++
19 10 (0.94%) Bash Shell
19 10 (0.94%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 341 (32.05%) Degree
2 89 (8.36%) PhD
3 75 (7.05%) Computer Science Degree
4 28 (2.63%) Security Cleared
5 10 (0.94%) Numerate Degree
6 6 (0.56%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.28%) CWNA
8 1 (0.094%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.44%) QA
2 3 (0.28%) ISO 26262
3 2 (0.19%) Def Stans
3 2 (0.19%) MISRA
4 1 (0.094%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.094%) GCP
4 1 (0.094%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.094%) ISO 13485
4 1 (0.094%) MISRA C
System Software
1 53 (4.98%) Firmware
2 36 (3.38%) Docker
3 2 (0.19%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
3 2 (0.19%) iptables
3 2 (0.19%) LXC
3 2 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.094%) NFS
4 1 (0.094%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.094%) Xen
4 1 (0.094%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (0.94%) Kubernetes
1 10 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
3 4 (0.38%) Grafana
4 3 (0.28%) Prometheus
4 3 (0.28%) Terraform
5 2 (0.19%) Ansible
5 2 (0.19%) Docker Swarm
5 2 (0.19%) Graphite
5 2 (0.19%) Nagios
5 2 (0.19%) OpenNMS
5 2 (0.19%) Puppet
6 1 (0.094%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.094%) Consul
6 1 (0.094%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 50 (4.70%) Oracle
2 39 (3.67%) Microsoft
3 28 (2.63%) Dell
3 28 (2.63%) HP
4 25 (2.35%) Splunk
5 20 (1.88%) WorldPay
6 8 (0.75%) Atmel
6 8 (0.75%) Xamarin
7 6 (0.56%) AppDynamics
7 6 (0.56%) ATG
8 5 (0.47%) Apple
8 5 (0.47%) Atlassian
8 5 (0.47%) CA
9 4 (0.38%) Wind River
10 3 (0.28%) Google
10 3 (0.28%) New Relic
10 3 (0.28%) QNX
10 3 (0.28%) VMware
11 2 (0.19%) JD Edwards
11 2 (0.19%) Red Hat