Period
to 20 October 2020

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 20 October 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
20 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 41 45 48
Rank change year-on-year +4 +3 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 94 367 526
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 5.19% 5.34% 5.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.41% 5.60% 5.17%
Number of salaries quoted 63 254 441
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,650 £29,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £54,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.48% +8.00% +3.09%

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 1,736 6,556 10,170
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.86% 95.42% 96.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1,394 4,751 7,747
Median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,000 £25,878
90th Percentile £80,000 £72,500 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% -

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings that featured Software Engineer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Engineer in the East of England over the 6 months to 20 October 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 20 October 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 -2 57 £60,000 +14.29% 49
Norfolk +32 12 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Hertfordshire +52 10 £49,250 +3.68% 25
Bedfordshire +48 6 £45,000 +12.50% 9
Essex -17 6 £55,000 -12.00% 8
Suffolk +22 3 £70,000 +64.71% 3
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 89 (94.68%) Software Engineering
2 44 (46.81%) Python
3 43 (45.74%) C++
4 35 (37.23%) Linux
5 30 (31.91%) Degree
5 30 (31.91%) C#
5 30 (31.91%) JavaScript
6 28 (29.79%) AWS
7 24 (25.53%) SQL
7 24 (25.53%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (25.53%) Problem-Solving
8 22 (23.40%) C
8 22 (23.40%) Azure
8 22 (23.40%) Docker
9 20 (21.28%) Mathematics
9 20 (21.28%) Computer Science
9 20 (21.28%) Java
10 19 (20.21%) .NET
10 19 (20.21%) Git (software)
11 17 (18.09%) Node.js
12 16 (17.02%) Computer Science Degree
13 14 (14.89%) Manufacturing
13 14 (14.89%) Jenkins
14 13 (13.83%) AngularJS
14 13 (13.83%) DevOps
15 12 (12.77%) TDD
15 12 (12.77%) Scrum
16 11 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
16 11 (11.70%) NoSQL
17 10 (10.64%) REST

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 6 (6.38%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.13%) nginx
3 1 (1.06%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.06%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 28 (29.79%) AWS
2 22 (23.40%) Azure
3 7 (7.45%) Slack
4 5 (5.32%) GCP
5 3 (3.19%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (3.19%) Serverless
6 2 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (2.13%) Amazon S3
6 2 (2.13%) AWS CodeCommit
6 2 (2.13%) AWS CodePipeline
6 2 (2.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 2 (2.13%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (1.06%) GitHub
7 1 (1.06%) Loggly
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.32%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.19%) RS-232
2 3 (3.19%) RS-485
3 1 (1.06%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.06%) FlexRay
3 1 (1.06%) HTTP
3 1 (1.06%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.06%) Internet
3 1 (1.06%) SNMP
3 1 (1.06%) SSL
3 1 (1.06%) Tactical Data Link
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.70%) NoSQL
2 6 (6.38%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.26%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (4.26%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.19%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.19%) MySQL
5 1 (1.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (1.06%) Big Data
5 1 (1.06%) BigQuery
5 1 (1.06%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.06%) Neo4j
5 1 (1.06%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 19 (20.21%) Git (software)
2 14 (14.89%) Jenkins
3 10 (10.64%) JIRA
4 9 (9.57%) CMake
5 7 (7.45%) Artifactory
5 7 (7.45%) Selenium
6 5 (5.32%) NUnit
6 5 (5.32%) WebDriver
7 4 (4.26%) TestNG
7 4 (4.26%) Visual Studio
8 3 (3.19%) Redmine
8 3 (3.19%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (2.13%) git-flow
9 2 (2.13%) GitLab
9 2 (2.13%) GNU Toolchain
10 1 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (1.06%) LabVIEW
10 1 (1.06%) Protractor
General
1 14 (14.89%) Manufacturing
2 10 (10.64%) Law
3 8 (8.51%) Aerospace
4 6 (6.38%) Electronics
5 3 (3.19%) Automotive
6 2 (2.13%) Finance
7 1 (1.06%) Advertising
7 1 (1.06%) Military
7 1 (1.06%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (20.21%) .NET
2 17 (18.09%) Node.js
3 13 (13.83%) AngularJS
4 10 (10.64%) HTML
4 10 (10.64%) REST
5 9 (9.57%) ASP.NET
6 8 (8.51%) CSS
7 7 (7.45%) Spring
7 7 (7.45%) Web Services
8 6 (6.38%) HTML5
8 6 (6.38%) Vue.js
9 5 (5.32%) CSS3
9 5 (5.32%) RESTful
10 4 (4.26%) .NET Framework
10 4 (4.26%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (4.26%) Entity Framework
10 4 (4.26%) J2EE
10 4 (4.26%) Java EE
10 4 (4.26%) React
11 3 (3.19%) Vuetify.js
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.45%) Wiki
3 6 (6.38%) Analytical Mindset
3 6 (6.38%) Embedded Systems
4 5 (5.32%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (3.19%) Algorithms
5 3 (3.19%) Music Streaming
5 3 (3.19%) User Experience
6 2 (2.13%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.06%) Acoustics
7 1 (1.06%) ASIC
7 1 (1.06%) CPLD
7 1 (1.06%) Device Driver
7 1 (1.06%) Fibre Optics
7 1 (1.06%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (1.06%) Internet of Things
7 1 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.06%) Smart Home
7 1 (1.06%) State Machine
Operating Systems
1 35 (37.23%) Linux
2 5 (5.32%) Windows
3 3 (3.19%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.06%) Android
4 1 (1.06%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.06%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.06%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (94.68%) Software Engineering
2 24 (25.53%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (25.53%) Problem-Solving
3 20 (21.28%) Computer Science
3 20 (21.28%) Mathematics
4 13 (13.83%) DevOps
5 12 (12.77%) Scrum
5 12 (12.77%) TDD
6 10 (10.64%) MVC
7 9 (9.57%) Test Automation
8 7 (7.45%) CAD
8 7 (7.45%) Machine Learning
8 7 (7.45%) OO
8 7 (7.45%) Physics
8 7 (7.45%) Product Management
9 6 (6.38%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (6.38%) Migration
9 6 (6.38%) Multithreading
9 6 (6.38%) SDLC
9 6 (6.38%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 44 (46.81%) Python
2 43 (45.74%) C++
3 30 (31.91%) C#
3 30 (31.91%) JavaScript
4 24 (25.53%) SQL
5 22 (23.40%) C
6 20 (21.28%) Java
7 9 (9.57%) TypeScript
8 8 (8.51%) Embedded C
9 6 (6.38%) PHP
10 5 (5.32%) Go
11 4 (4.26%) Bash Shell
11 4 (4.26%) MATLAB
11 4 (4.26%) Perl
11 4 (4.26%) Rust
11 4 (4.26%) VB.NET
12 3 (3.19%) Assembly Language
12 3 (3.19%) PowerShell
12 3 (3.19%) Ruby
12 3 (3.19%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (31.91%) Degree
2 16 (17.02%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (8.51%) PhD
4 2 (2.13%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.13%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.13%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.06%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.06%) IEC 61508
1 1 (1.06%) ISO 26262
1 1 (1.06%) MISRA
1 1 (1.06%) MISRA C
System Software
1 22 (23.40%) Docker
2 8 (8.51%) Firmware
3 1 (1.06%) KVM
Systems Management
1 7 (7.45%) Ansible
2 6 (6.38%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.13%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (7.45%) Autodesk
2 6 (6.38%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.13%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (1.06%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.06%) Google
4 1 (1.06%) New Relic
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle
4 1 (1.06%) Perforce
4 1 (1.06%) Progress
4 1 (1.06%) Xamarin