Period
to 23 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £49,750 in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 37 61
Rank change year-on-year -4 +24 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 608 805 576
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 5.53% 6.94% 4.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.71% 7.14% 4.53%
Number of salaries quoted 462 684 542
East of England median annual salary £49,750 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.56% +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £29,750 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £64,625 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +3.45%

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 10,648 11,272 12,721
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.86% 97.18% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 8,027 9,240 10,668
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -7 402 £52,500 +10.53% 144
Hertfordshire +23 118 £45,000 +5.88% 24
Suffolk +14 29 £45,000 - 3
Essex +25 24 £45,000 -2.70% 18
Bedfordshire +10 20 £52,500 +75.00% 4
Norfolk -1 14 £42,500 +70.00% 6
East Anglia - 1 £46,500 - 12
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 556 (91.45%) Software Engineering
2 286 (47.04%) C++
3 267 (43.91%) Agile Software Development
4 265 (43.59%) C#
5 235 (38.65%) Java
6 207 (34.05%) JavaScript
7 206 (33.88%) Python
8 159 (26.15%) Linux
9 158 (25.99%) C
10 156 (25.66%) .NET
11 142 (23.36%) Computer Science
12 137 (22.53%) Mathematics
13 122 (20.07%) SQL
14 116 (19.08%) Degree
15 106 (17.43%) Test Automation
15 106 (17.43%) HTML
16 101 (16.61%) Scrum
16 101 (16.61%) Amazon AWS
17 94 (15.46%) SQL Server
18 90 (14.80%) Windows
18 90 (14.80%) Physics
19 87 (14.31%) Multithreading
20 86 (14.14%) CSS
21 83 (13.65%) AngularJS
22 82 (13.49%) Web Services
23 80 (13.16%) OO
24 77 (12.66%) TDD
25 76 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
26 73 (12.01%) Machine Learning
26 73 (12.01%) Algorithms

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 32 (5.26%) Elasticsearch
2 12 (1.97%) Cloud Foundry
3 11 (1.81%) Apache
4 8 (1.32%) OpenStack
5 7 (1.15%) IIS
5 7 (1.15%) JBoss
6 6 (0.99%) Apache Pig
7 3 (0.49%) Oracle Service Bus
7 3 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.49%) WordPress
8 2 (0.33%) Kentico
8 2 (0.33%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.16%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.16%) CMS
9 1 (0.16%) Confluence
9 1 (0.16%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (1.15%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 101 (16.61%) Amazon AWS
2 76 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (6.91%) GitHub
4 23 (3.78%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (1.97%) Amazon EC2
5 12 (1.97%) SaaS
6 9 (1.48%) AWS Lambda
6 9 (1.48%) Google Cloud Platform
6 9 (1.48%) Runscope
6 9 (1.48%) Serverless
7 8 (1.32%) Akamai
8 5 (0.82%) Firebase
9 3 (0.49%) AWS CloudTrail
9 3 (0.49%) Slack
9 3 (0.49%) Trello
10 2 (0.33%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.33%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.33%) npm
11 1 (0.16%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (4.93%) TCP/IP
2 22 (3.62%) HTTP
3 14 (2.30%) Wireless
4 13 (2.14%) Internet
5 10 (1.64%) SSL
6 7 (1.15%) Firewall
7 6 (0.99%) 802.11
8 4 (0.66%) Bluetooth
9 3 (0.49%) DVB
9 3 (0.49%) Ethernet
9 3 (0.49%) RTP
10 2 (0.33%) 2G
10 2 (0.33%) 3G
10 2 (0.33%) 4G
10 2 (0.33%) 5G
10 2 (0.33%) Broadband
10 2 (0.33%) iBeacon
10 2 (0.33%) RFID
10 2 (0.33%) SNMP
10 2 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (15.46%) SQL Server
2 45 (7.40%) NoSQL
3 31 (5.10%) Big Data
4 29 (4.77%) MongoDB
5 24 (3.95%) Relational Database
6 18 (2.96%) MySQL
7 14 (2.30%) HBase
8 13 (2.14%) Apache Cassandra
9 12 (1.97%) Hadoop
10 9 (1.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 6 (0.99%) Apache Hive
11 6 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (0.49%) Endeca
12 3 (0.49%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.49%) Oracle Database 12c
12 3 (0.49%) Redis
13 2 (0.33%) Amazon Redshift
13 2 (0.33%) BigQuery
13 2 (0.33%) DB2
13 2 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 59 (9.70%) Visual Studio
2 48 (7.89%) Git (software)
3 36 (5.92%) JIRA
4 25 (4.11%) TeamCity
5 24 (3.95%) ReSharper
6 23 (3.78%) Jenkins
7 21 (3.45%) Selenium
8 16 (2.63%) NUnit
8 16 (2.63%) Subversion
9 11 (1.81%) NCrunch
9 11 (1.81%) SpecFlow
10 9 (1.48%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (1.48%) Vagrant
11 8 (1.32%) Ant
11 8 (1.32%) Maven
11 8 (1.32%) Visual Studio Team System
11 8 (1.32%) webpack
12 7 (1.15%) JUnit
13 6 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 6 (0.99%) LabVIEW
General
1 39 (6.41%) Finance
2 27 (4.44%) Automotive
3 23 (3.78%) Aerospace
3 23 (3.78%) Games
4 22 (3.62%) Electronics
5 17 (2.80%) Retail
6 16 (2.63%) Manufacturing
7 12 (1.97%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.15%) Publishing
9 6 (0.99%) Marketing
9 6 (0.99%) Multimedia
10 3 (0.49%) Military
11 2 (0.33%) Banking
12 1 (0.16%) Billing
12 1 (0.16%) French Language
12 1 (0.16%) German Language
12 1 (0.16%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.16%) Japanese Language
12 1 (0.16%) Legal
12 1 (0.16%) Mandarin Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 156 (25.66%) .NET
2 106 (17.43%) HTML
3 86 (14.14%) CSS
4 83 (13.65%) AngularJS
5 82 (13.49%) Web Services
6 58 (9.54%) ASP.NET
7 53 (8.72%) Node.js
8 52 (8.55%) React
9 43 (7.07%) .NET Framework
10 42 (6.91%) jQuery
11 41 (6.74%) REST
12 33 (5.43%) RESTful
13 32 (5.26%) JSON
14 25 (4.11%) HTML5
14 25 (4.11%) SOAP
15 21 (3.45%) Angular 2
16 20 (3.29%) KnockoutJS
16 20 (3.29%) TensorFlow
17 19 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
17 19 (3.13%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 142 (23.36%) Computer Science
2 73 (12.01%) Algorithms
3 45 (7.40%) User Experience
4 37 (6.09%) Data Structures
5 35 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
6 32 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
7 19 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
8 14 (2.30%) Robotics
9 11 (1.81%) CUDA
9 11 (1.81%) Device Driver
9 11 (1.81%) Mobile App
10 9 (1.48%) Internet of Things
10 9 (1.48%) Management Information System
10 9 (1.48%) Self-Motivation
11 7 (1.15%) Enterprise Cloud
11 7 (1.15%) Smart City
11 7 (1.15%) Virtual Team
12 6 (0.99%) Embedded Systems
12 6 (0.99%) Life Science
13 5 (0.82%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 159 (26.15%) Linux
2 90 (14.80%) Windows
3 25 (4.11%) Android
4 15 (2.47%) Apple iOS
5 12 (1.97%) Embedded Linux
5 12 (1.97%) Unix
6 9 (1.48%) Windows 10
6 9 (1.48%) Windows 7
7 7 (1.15%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.66%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.49%) CentOS
10 2 (0.33%) FreeRTOS
10 2 (0.33%) Robot Operating System
10 2 (0.33%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.33%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 1 (0.16%) Debian
11 1 (0.16%) Nucleus RTOS
11 1 (0.16%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 556 (91.45%) Software Engineering
2 267 (43.91%) Agile Software Development
3 137 (22.53%) Mathematics
4 106 (17.43%) Test Automation
5 101 (16.61%) Scrum
6 90 (14.80%) Physics
7 87 (14.31%) Multithreading
8 80 (13.16%) OO
9 77 (12.66%) TDD
10 73 (12.01%) Machine Learning
11 72 (11.84%) Problem-Solving
12 61 (10.03%) Artificial Intelligence
12 61 (10.03%) Continuous Integration
13 55 (9.05%) Continuous Delivery
13 55 (9.05%) MVC
14 49 (8.06%) SDLC
15 42 (6.91%) Unit Testing
16 41 (6.74%) OOP
17 39 (6.41%) Mentoring
18 37 (6.09%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 286 (47.04%) C++
2 265 (43.59%) C#
3 235 (38.65%) Java
4 207 (34.05%) JavaScript
5 206 (33.88%) Python
6 158 (25.99%) C
7 122 (20.07%) SQL
8 40 (6.58%) T-SQL
9 31 (5.10%) Embedded C
10 27 (4.44%) Embedded C++
11 23 (3.78%) PHP
12 18 (2.96%) Ruby
13 17 (2.80%) MATLAB
14 15 (2.47%) PL/SQL
14 15 (2.47%) Scala
14 15 (2.47%) VB
15 13 (2.14%) Bash Shell
15 13 (2.14%) TypeScript
16 12 (1.97%) PowerShell
17 9 (1.48%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 116 (19.08%) Degree
2 60 (9.87%) PhD
3 42 (6.91%) Computer Science Degree
4 15 (2.47%) Security Cleared
5 8 (1.32%) Numerate Degree
6 6 (0.99%) CCNA
6 6 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (0.99%) CISSP
6 6 (0.99%) CompTIA Security+
6 6 (0.99%) DV Cleared
6 6 (0.99%) GIAC
6 6 (0.99%) Linux+ Certification
6 6 (0.99%) MCSE
6 6 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (0.99%) Network+ Certification
6 6 (0.99%) SANS
6 6 (0.99%) SSCP
7 2 (0.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.80%) QA
2 2 (0.33%) IEC 62304
2 2 (0.33%) ISO 13485
3 1 (0.16%) JTAG
System Software
1 68 (11.18%) Docker
2 7 (1.15%) Firmware
3 6 (0.99%) vSphere
4 1 (0.16%) Shibboleth
4 1 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (2.30%) Kubernetes
2 9 (1.48%) Puppet
3 8 (1.32%) Ansible
4 6 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.99%) Salt
5 2 (0.33%) Grafana
5 2 (0.33%) Icinga
5 2 (0.33%) Kibana
5 2 (0.33%) logstash
5 2 (0.33%) Nagios
5 2 (0.33%) Prometheus
5 2 (0.33%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.16%) Terraform
6 1 (0.16%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 64 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 23 (3.78%) Oracle
3 12 (1.97%) Talend
4 10 (1.64%) Google
5 9 (1.48%) Splunk
6 6 (0.99%) Apple
6 6 (0.99%) WorldPay
7 5 (0.82%) VMware
7 5 (0.82%) Xamarin
8 3 (0.49%) AppDynamics
8 3 (0.49%) ATG
8 3 (0.49%) Twitter
9 2 (0.33%) Intel
9 2 (0.33%) PagerDuty
10 1 (0.16%) CyberArk
10 1 (0.16%) Hitachi
10 1 (0.16%) IBM
10 1 (0.16%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.16%) Renesas
10 1 (0.16%) Siemens