Period
to 18 December 2017

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 18 December 2017.

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
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 52 53
Rank change year-on-year +29 +1 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 1053 614 726
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 8.66% 4.75% 4.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.96% 4.91% 4.98%
Number of salaries quoted 843 537 698
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,500 £61,250
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 11752 12497 14583
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.68% 96.73% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 9629 10332 12099
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £69,100 £68,750 £66,250
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 18 December 2017.

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 18 December 2017. 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 +10 846 £50,000 +5.26% 72
Hertfordshire +20 130 £47,500 - 8
Essex +9 29 £52,500 +31.25% 2
Suffolk +7 29 £45,000 +20.00% 2
Bedfordshire +23 10 £29,000 -24.68%
Norfolk -18 10 £40,000 +6.67% 5
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 2017, Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the East of England region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 1022 (97.06%) Software Engineering
2 624 (59.26%) C++
3 464 (44.06%) Degree
4 461 (43.78%) Computer Science
5 447 (42.45%) C
6 372 (35.33%) Linux
7 344 (32.67%) Python
7 344 (32.67%) C#
8 318 (30.20%) Java
9 303 (28.77%) Agile Software Development
10 294 (27.92%) Mathematics
11 242 (22.98%) Windows
12 212 (20.13%) OO
13 196 (18.61%) Physics
14 191 (18.14%) JavaScript
15 188 (17.85%) Multithreading
16 166 (15.76%) SQL
17 154 (14.62%) Scrum
18 152 (14.43%) .NET
19 148 (14.06%) SDLC
20 139 (13.20%) Algorithms
21 130 (12.35%) Wireless
22 123 (11.68%) HTML
23 116 (11.02%) Embedded C
24 111 (10.54%) Finance
25 109 (10.35%) Computer Science Degree
26 103 (9.78%) Collaborative Working
27 101 (9.59%) Electronics
28 90 (8.55%) Artificial Intelligence
28 90 (8.55%) OOP

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 13 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (0.66%) Kentico
3 6 (0.57%) Skype for Business
4 4 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
4 4 (0.38%) Office Communications Server
5 3 (0.28%) CMS
6 2 (0.19%) JBoss
6 2 (0.19%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.19%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.095%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.095%) IIS
7 1 (0.095%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.095%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.095%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (0.66%) Simulink
2 4 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.19%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (0.095%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 8 (0.76%) LabWindows
2 3 (0.28%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 1 (0.095%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 55 (5.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (2.66%) GitHub
3 25 (2.37%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.57%) SaaS
6 4 (0.38%) Azure Machine Learning
7 3 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.095%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.095%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
8 1 (0.095%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 130 (12.35%) Wireless
2 38 (3.61%) TCP/IP
3 27 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
4 18 (1.71%) Bluetooth
5 14 (1.33%) Internet
6 12 (1.14%) 4G
7 11 (1.04%) OpenVPN
8 10 (0.95%) 3G
9 9 (0.85%) 802.11
9 9 (0.85%) RFID
9 9 (0.85%) Wireless Security
10 7 (0.66%) Ethernet
11 6 (0.57%) Skype
11 6 (0.57%) Unified Communications
12 5 (0.47%) HTTP
13 4 (0.38%) FlexRay
13 4 (0.38%) SNMP
13 4 (0.38%) WAN
14 3 (0.28%) DVB
15 2 (0.19%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 37 (3.51%) NoSQL
3 23 (2.18%) Relational Database
4 19 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
5 16 (1.52%) Apache Cassandra
6 14 (1.33%) GIS
6 14 (1.33%) MongoDB
7 12 (1.14%) MySQL
8 11 (1.04%) Big Data
9 8 (0.76%) RDBMS
10 7 (0.66%) DataStax
11 4 (0.38%) DB2
11 4 (0.38%) Redis
11 4 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (0.28%) Couchbase
12 3 (0.28%) Data Mining
12 3 (0.28%) Text Mining
13 2 (0.19%) Blockchain
13 2 (0.19%) Oracle Database
14 1 (0.095%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 71 (6.74%) Visual Studio
2 51 (4.84%) Git (software)
3 40 (3.80%) JIRA
4 38 (3.61%) Subversion
5 31 (2.94%) NUnit
6 26 (2.47%) Team Foundation Server
7 23 (2.18%) TeamCity
8 19 (1.80%) Jenkins
9 17 (1.61%) ClearCase
10 15 (1.42%) LabVIEW
11 12 (1.14%) Bitbucket
12 9 (0.85%) Selenium
12 9 (0.85%) SpecFlow
13 8 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 7 (0.66%) GCC
14 7 (0.66%) Maven
14 7 (0.66%) Moq
15 6 (0.57%) CppUnit
16 5 (0.47%) JUnit
17 4 (0.38%) LoadRunner
General
1 111 (10.54%) Finance
2 101 (9.59%) Electronics
3 45 (4.27%) Telecoms
4 23 (2.18%) Marketing
5 21 (1.99%) Automotive
5 21 (1.99%) Multimedia
6 20 (1.90%) Aerospace
7 18 (1.71%) Pharmaceutical
8 12 (1.14%) Manufacturing
9 9 (0.85%) Games
9 9 (0.85%) Publishing
10 8 (0.76%) Advertising
11 7 (0.66%) Military
12 4 (0.38%) Retail
13 2 (0.19%) Banking
13 2 (0.19%) Legal
14 1 (0.095%) Back Office
14 1 (0.095%) French Language
14 1 (0.095%) German Language
14 1 (0.095%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (14.43%) .NET
2 123 (11.68%) HTML
3 83 (7.88%) CSS
4 81 (7.69%) ASP.NET
5 74 (7.03%) AngularJS
6 67 (6.36%) jQuery
7 44 (4.18%) Node.js
8 41 (3.89%) HTML5
8 41 (3.89%) Web Services
9 35 (3.32%) WPF
10 33 (3.13%) RESTful
11 32 (3.04%) ASP.NET Web API
11 32 (3.04%) WCF
12 29 (2.75%) OpenGL
12 29 (2.75%) React
13 28 (2.66%) ASP.NET MVC
14 25 (2.37%) POSIX
15 24 (2.28%) Apache Axis
15 24 (2.28%) STL
16 22 (2.09%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 461 (43.78%) Computer Science
2 139 (13.20%) Algorithms
3 70 (6.65%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (3.80%) Data Structures
5 37 (3.51%) Embedded Systems
6 36 (3.42%) Greenfield Project
7 32 (3.04%) User Experience
8 30 (2.85%) Mobile App
9 25 (2.37%) Augmented Reality
10 24 (2.28%) 3D Printing
10 24 (2.28%) Device Driver
11 22 (2.09%) Robotics
12 20 (1.90%) Life Science
13 17 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
13 17 (1.61%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 14 (1.33%) Verilog
15 13 (1.23%) Acoustics
16 11 (1.04%) Client/Server
16 11 (1.04%) CUDA
17 10 (0.95%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 372 (35.33%) Linux
2 242 (22.98%) Windows
3 65 (6.17%) Embedded Linux
4 55 (5.22%) Android
5 40 (3.80%) Apple iOS
6 28 (2.66%) Unix
7 17 (1.61%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 15 (1.42%) Windows 7
9 14 (1.33%) Windows 10
10 7 (0.66%) Solaris
11 6 (0.57%) AIX
12 4 (0.38%) VxWorks
13 3 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.19%) CentOS
14 2 (0.19%) CoreOS
14 2 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.19%) Windows Server
15 1 (0.095%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.095%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.095%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1022 (97.06%) Software Engineering
2 303 (28.77%) Agile Software Development
3 294 (27.92%) Mathematics
4 212 (20.13%) OO
5 196 (18.61%) Physics
6 188 (17.85%) Multithreading
7 154 (14.62%) Scrum
8 148 (14.06%) SDLC
9 103 (9.78%) Collaborative Working
10 90 (8.55%) Artificial Intelligence
10 90 (8.55%) OOP
11 75 (7.12%) Test Automation
12 73 (6.93%) Machine Learning
13 61 (5.79%) TDD
14 60 (5.70%) Multithreaded Programming
15 56 (5.32%) Open Source
16 52 (4.94%) OOD
17 51 (4.84%) MVC
18 46 (4.37%) Unit Testing
19 43 (4.08%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 624 (59.26%) C++
2 447 (42.45%) C
3 344 (32.67%) C#
3 344 (32.67%) Python
4 318 (30.20%) Java
5 191 (18.14%) JavaScript
6 166 (15.76%) SQL
7 116 (11.02%) Embedded C
8 86 (8.17%) Embedded C++
8 86 (8.17%) MATLAB
9 36 (3.42%) Assembly Language
10 25 (2.37%) Perl
10 25 (2.37%) T-SQL
11 24 (2.28%) VB
12 23 (2.18%) Fortran
12 23 (2.18%) PHP
13 22 (2.09%) VB6
14 21 (1.99%) F#
15 14 (1.33%) Ruby
16 13 (1.23%) Scala
Qualifications
1 464 (44.06%) Degree
2 109 (10.35%) Computer Science Degree
3 90 (8.55%) PhD
4 20 (1.90%) MCP
4 20 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (1.61%) Security Cleared
6 13 (1.23%) Numerate Degree
7 10 (0.95%) SC Cleared
8 9 (0.85%) CWNA
9 3 (0.28%) Postgraduate
10 2 (0.19%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.19%) Sun Certification
11 1 (0.095%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (2.85%) QA
2 3 (0.28%) ISO 26262
2 3 (0.28%) MISRA
3 2 (0.19%) Def Stans
3 2 (0.19%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.19%) JTAG
4 1 (0.095%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.095%) ECSS
4 1 (0.095%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.095%) ISO 13485
4 1 (0.095%) MISRA C
System Software
1 34 (3.23%) Firmware
2 18 (1.71%) Docker
3 2 (0.19%) iptables
4 1 (0.095%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.095%) NFS
Systems Management
1 9 (0.85%) Kubernetes
2 7 (0.66%) Grafana
2 7 (0.66%) OpenNMS
2 7 (0.66%) Prometheus
3 4 (0.38%) Ansible
3 4 (0.38%) Puppet
4 3 (0.28%) Terraform
5 2 (0.19%) Docker Swarm
5 2 (0.19%) Nagios
5 2 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.095%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.095%) Consul
6 1 (0.095%) Graphite
6 1 (0.095%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.095%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 73 (6.93%) Microsoft
2 39 (3.70%) Oracle
3 21 (1.99%) Dell
4 20 (1.90%) HP
5 13 (1.23%) Terracotta
6 10 (0.95%) Atlassian
7 8 (0.76%) Xamarin
8 7 (0.66%) New Relic
9 6 (0.57%) Wind River
10 5 (0.47%) SAP
11 4 (0.38%) Apple
11 4 (0.38%) Google
11 4 (0.38%) JD Edwards
11 4 (0.38%) MathWorks
11 4 (0.38%) QNX
12 3 (0.28%) IBM
12 3 (0.28%) Red Hat
13 2 (0.19%) Intel
13 2 (0.19%) Sun
13 2 (0.19%) VMware