Period
to 19 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 19 February 2020.

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 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 40 45 25
Rank change year-on-year +5 -20 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 367 474 1,090
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 6.10% 5.16% 8.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.36% 5.32% 9.01%
Number of salaries quoted 232 382 843
East of England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -3.85% +15.56%
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,500 £29,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +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 5,768 8,913 12,091
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.81% 96.94% 97.02%
Number of salaries quoted 4,170 6,870 9,908
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.26% -3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,281 £25,725 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% +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 2020.

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 2020. 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 +12 220 £55,000 +4.76% 134
Essex +26 58 £42,500 -10.53% 12
Hertfordshire 0 56 £50,000 -4.76% 37
Suffolk -1 19 £55,000 +46.67% 4
Norfolk -28 8 £40,000 -11.11% 15
Bedfordshire +13 6 £51,250 -2.38% 12
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 2020, 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.

1 364 (99.18%) Software Engineering
2 148 (40.33%) Agile Software Development
3 141 (38.42%) C++
4 131 (35.69%) Linux
5 129 (35.15%) Java
6 125 (34.06%) C
7 97 (26.43%) Degree
8 90 (24.52%) Python
9 85 (23.16%) JavaScript
10 77 (20.98%) Computer Science
10 77 (20.98%) C#
11 72 (19.62%) SQL
12 71 (19.35%) Spring
12 71 (19.35%) Test Automation
13 69 (18.80%) Oracle
14 68 (18.53%) Windows
15 67 (18.26%) .NET
16 66 (17.98%) Problem-Solving
17 65 (17.71%) TDD
18 61 (16.62%) AWS
19 60 (16.35%) Git (software)
20 59 (16.08%) Scrum
21 55 (14.99%) Banking
21 55 (14.99%) WorldPay
22 52 (14.17%) Continuous Delivery
23 48 (13.08%) AngularJS
24 46 (12.53%) Kanban
24 46 (12.53%) FIS
25 44 (11.99%) OO
25 44 (11.99%) Microsoft

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 8 (2.18%) OpenStack
2 5 (1.36%) Apache
3 4 (1.09%) JBoss
4 2 (0.54%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.54%) Confluence
4 2 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 7 (1.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.27%) OrCAD
2 1 (0.27%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (0.54%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 61 (16.62%) AWS
2 36 (9.81%) Azure
3 23 (6.27%) GCP
4 15 (4.09%) OpenShift
5 8 (2.18%) Amazon ECS
5 8 (2.18%) IBM Cloud
6 6 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (1.63%) Siri
7 4 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (1.09%) Amazon S3
7 4 (1.09%) PaaS
7 4 (1.09%) SaaS
7 4 (1.09%) Serverless
8 3 (0.82%) GitHub
8 3 (0.82%) IaaS
9 2 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.54%) Dialogflow
10 1 (0.27%) AWS IoT
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.54%) TCP/IP
2 11 (3.00%) Wireless
3 10 (2.72%) Internet
4 8 (2.18%) Firewall
4 8 (2.18%) VPN
5 7 (1.91%) Bluetooth
6 6 (1.63%) Modbus
7 5 (1.36%) HTTP
8 3 (0.82%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.54%) RS-232
9 2 (0.54%) SSL
10 1 (0.27%) DHCP
10 1 (0.27%) DNS
10 1 (0.27%) IPv4
10 1 (0.27%) IPv6
10 1 (0.27%) MQTT
10 1 (0.27%) RS-485
10 1 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.27%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (11.44%) SQL Server
2 31 (8.45%) MySQL
3 29 (7.90%) Relational Database
4 28 (7.63%) NoSQL
5 11 (3.00%) Apache Cassandra
5 11 (3.00%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (3.00%) RDBMS
6 8 (2.18%) MongoDB
7 7 (1.91%) Big Data
7 7 (1.91%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (1.09%) Geospatial Data
8 4 (1.09%) GIS
8 4 (1.09%) JasperReports
9 3 (0.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.54%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.54%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.54%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.27%) Neo4j
11 1 (0.27%) Redis
Development Applications
1 60 (16.35%) Git (software)
2 17 (4.63%) JIRA
3 16 (4.36%) Visual Studio
4 11 (3.00%) Jenkins
5 9 (2.45%) Subversion
6 7 (1.91%) Maven
6 7 (1.91%) NUnit
6 7 (1.91%) TeamCity
7 6 (1.63%) JUnit
8 5 (1.36%) Selenium
9 4 (1.09%) Ant
9 4 (1.09%) ClearQuest
9 4 (1.09%) CruiseControl
9 4 (1.09%) FishEye
9 4 (1.09%) Hudson
10 3 (0.82%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.82%) GitLab
11 2 (0.54%) Gradle
11 2 (0.54%) Pylint
11 2 (0.54%) Robot Framework
General
1 55 (14.99%) Banking
2 39 (10.63%) Manufacturing
3 37 (10.08%) Automotive
4 33 (8.99%) Electronics
5 20 (5.45%) Telecoms
6 17 (4.63%) Military
7 16 (4.36%) Finance
8 14 (3.81%) Aerospace
9 7 (1.91%) Marketing
9 7 (1.91%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (1.63%) Public Sector
11 4 (1.09%) Advertising
12 2 (0.54%) Games
12 2 (0.54%) Retail
13 1 (0.27%) Avionics
13 1 (0.27%) Law
13 1 (0.27%) Legal
13 1 (0.27%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (19.35%) Spring
2 67 (18.26%) .NET
3 48 (13.08%) AngularJS
4 26 (7.08%) CSS
5 24 (6.54%) HTML
5 24 (6.54%) RESTful
6 23 (6.27%) ASP.NET
7 22 (5.99%) React
8 20 (5.45%) Java EE
8 20 (5.45%) Web Services
9 19 (5.18%) REST
10 13 (3.54%) LAMP
10 13 (3.54%) Node.js
11 12 (3.27%) Kafka
11 12 (3.27%) MFC
12 11 (3.00%) ASP.NET Web API
12 11 (3.00%) JSON
12 11 (3.00%) Redux
13 10 (2.72%) .NET Core
13 10 (2.72%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 30 (8.17%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (7.36%) Robotics
3 26 (7.08%) Algorithms
4 14 (3.81%) Public Cloud
5 12 (3.27%) Embedded Systems
5 12 (3.27%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (3.00%) CAN bus
7 8 (2.18%) Music Streaming
7 8 (2.18%) User Experience
8 7 (1.91%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (1.91%) Smartphone
9 6 (1.63%) Media Streaming
10 5 (1.36%) Device Driver
11 4 (1.09%) Fibre Optics
11 4 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (1.09%) Internet of Things
11 4 (1.09%) Management Information System
11 4 (1.09%) SCADA
11 4 (1.09%) Spread Betting
12 3 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 131 (35.69%) Linux
2 68 (18.53%) Windows
3 15 (4.09%) Embedded Linux
4 13 (3.54%) Unix
5 12 (3.27%) Android
6 8 (2.18%) Windows Server
7 7 (1.91%) Apple iOS
8 6 (1.63%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.82%) Solaris
10 2 (0.54%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.27%) Tizen
11 1 (0.27%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 364 (99.18%) Software Engineering
2 148 (40.33%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (20.98%) Computer Science
4 71 (19.35%) Test Automation
5 66 (17.98%) Problem-Solving
6 65 (17.71%) TDD
7 59 (16.08%) Scrum
8 52 (14.17%) Continuous Delivery
9 46 (12.53%) Kanban
10 44 (11.99%) OO
11 42 (11.44%) DevOps
11 42 (11.44%) Technical Leadership
12 36 (9.81%) Continuous Integration
12 36 (9.81%) Mathematics
13 35 (9.54%) Signal Processing
14 32 (8.72%) Web Development
15 30 (8.17%) Multithreading
15 30 (8.17%) OOP
16 29 (7.90%) SDLC
17 26 (7.08%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 141 (38.42%) C++
2 129 (35.15%) Java
3 125 (34.06%) C
4 90 (24.52%) Python
5 85 (23.16%) JavaScript
6 77 (20.98%) C#
7 72 (19.62%) SQL
8 32 (8.72%) Embedded C
9 22 (5.99%) MATLAB
10 21 (5.72%) PHP
11 17 (4.63%) Embedded C++
12 15 (4.09%) PowerShell
13 12 (3.27%) Objective-C
14 10 (2.72%) Bash Shell
15 9 (2.45%) Ada
15 9 (2.45%) Perl
15 9 (2.45%) T-SQL
16 8 (2.18%) Scala
16 8 (2.18%) TypeScript
17 7 (1.91%) VB
Qualifications
1 97 (26.43%) Degree
2 35 (9.54%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (4.90%) Security Cleared
4 16 (4.36%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.09%) PhD
6 3 (0.82%) Chartered Engineer
6 3 (0.82%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.54%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (0.54%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.99%) QA
2 4 (1.09%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.09%) GDPR
2 4 (1.09%) PSD2
3 1 (0.27%) HL7
3 1 (0.27%) ISO 13485
3 1 (0.27%) ISO 26262
3 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.27%) MISRA
3 1 (0.27%) MISRA C
System Software
1 33 (8.99%) Docker
2 12 (3.27%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.82%) Firmware
4 2 (0.54%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 39 (10.63%) Kubernetes
2 9 (2.45%) BMC PATROL
3 4 (1.09%) Ansible
3 4 (1.09%) Terraform
3 4 (1.09%) Wonderware InTouch
4 3 (0.82%) Puppet
5 2 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 69 (18.80%) Oracle
2 55 (14.99%) WorldPay
3 46 (12.53%) FIS
4 44 (11.99%) Microsoft
5 19 (5.18%) Google
6 8 (2.18%) IBM
7 7 (1.91%) Dell
7 7 (1.91%) Spotify
8 6 (1.63%) Apple
8 6 (1.63%) SAP
9 5 (1.36%) Xamarin
9 5 (1.36%) Xilinx
10 4 (1.09%) Adobe
10 4 (1.09%) Allen-Bradley
10 4 (1.09%) Atlassian
10 4 (1.09%) Wonderware
11 2 (0.54%) ForgeRock
11 2 (0.54%) QNX
12 1 (0.27%) Altera
12 1 (0.27%) ATG