Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 48 50
Rank change year-on-year +24 +2 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 1,027 621 734
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 8.72% 5.02% 4.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.01% 5.19% 5.14%
Number of salaries quoted 806 542 692
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 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,000 £62,375
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 11,396 11,975 14,282
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.73% 96.82% 96.75%
Number of salaries quoted 9,345 9,858 11,816
East of England median annual salary £46,902 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.23% +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £66,675
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 21 January 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 21 January 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 +9 819 £52,000 +15.56% 174
Hertfordshire +34 135 £48,500 -0.51% 29
Suffolk +23 30 £45,000 +20.00% 4
Essex -8 21 £53,000 +32.50% 9
Norfolk -16 13 £42,500 +4.94% 11
Bedfordshire +29 10 £37,500 -2.60% 7
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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.

1 988 (96.20%) Software Engineering
2 600 (58.42%) C++
3 445 (43.33%) C
4 442 (43.04%) Computer Science
5 428 (41.67%) Degree
6 375 (36.51%) Linux
7 336 (32.72%) Python
8 310 (30.19%) Java
9 303 (29.50%) Agile Software Development
10 300 (29.21%) C#
11 281 (27.36%) Mathematics
12 216 (21.03%) Windows
13 206 (20.06%) OO
14 191 (18.60%) JavaScript
15 186 (18.11%) Physics
16 177 (17.23%) Multithreading
17 148 (14.41%) SQL
18 142 (13.83%) Scrum
19 140 (13.63%) SDLC
20 138 (13.44%) .NET
21 124 (12.07%) Wireless
22 122 (11.88%) Embedded C
23 118 (11.49%) Algorithms
24 117 (11.39%) HTML
25 103 (10.03%) Electronics
26 99 (9.64%) Finance
27 98 (9.54%) Computer Science Degree
28 90 (8.76%) Collaborative Working
29 87 (8.47%) Embedded C++
30 86 (8.37%) PhD

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 12 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (0.58%) Skype for Business
3 4 (0.39%) Office Communications Server
4 2 (0.19%) CMS
4 2 (0.19%) JBoss
4 2 (0.19%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.19%) WordPress
5 1 (0.097%) Apache
5 1 (0.097%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.097%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.097%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.097%) IIS
5 1 (0.097%) Kentico
5 1 (0.097%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.097%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (0.49%) Simulink
2 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.19%) AutoCAD
3 2 (0.19%) Revit
3 2 (0.19%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (0.097%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.097%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 9 (0.88%) LabWindows
2 3 (0.29%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 1 (0.097%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 48 (4.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (2.34%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (2.24%) GitHub
4 12 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.29%) Azure Machine Learning
5 3 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.19%) SaaS
7 1 (0.097%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.097%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
7 1 (0.097%) Firebase
7 1 (0.097%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 124 (12.07%) Wireless
2 39 (3.80%) TCP/IP
3 27 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
4 22 (2.14%) Internet
5 18 (1.75%) Bluetooth
6 10 (0.97%) 4G
7 9 (0.88%) 802.11
7 9 (0.88%) OpenVPN
7 9 (0.88%) RFID
7 9 (0.88%) Wireless Security
8 8 (0.78%) 3G
9 7 (0.68%) Ethernet
9 7 (0.68%) HTTP
10 6 (0.58%) Skype
10 6 (0.58%) Unified Communications
11 5 (0.49%) SNMP
11 5 (0.49%) WAN
12 4 (0.39%) FlexRay
13 3 (0.29%) DVB
14 2 (0.19%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (8.18%) SQL Server
2 35 (3.41%) NoSQL
3 22 (2.14%) Relational Database
4 21 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
5 18 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
6 14 (1.36%) GIS
6 14 (1.36%) MongoDB
7 11 (1.07%) MySQL
8 10 (0.97%) Big Data
9 8 (0.78%) RDBMS
10 7 (0.68%) DataStax
11 5 (0.49%) Couchbase
12 4 (0.39%) DB2
13 3 (0.29%) Data Mining
13 3 (0.29%) Redis
13 3 (0.29%) Text Mining
14 2 (0.19%) Blockchain
14 2 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
15 1 (0.097%) Hadoop
15 1 (0.097%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 52 (5.06%) Visual Studio
2 47 (4.58%) Git (software)
3 37 (3.60%) JIRA
4 35 (3.41%) Subversion
5 30 (2.92%) NUnit
6 17 (1.66%) Jenkins
6 17 (1.66%) TeamCity
7 16 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (1.17%) Bitbucket
9 11 (1.07%) ClearCase
9 11 (1.07%) LabVIEW
10 8 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 8 (0.78%) Selenium
10 8 (0.78%) SpecFlow
11 7 (0.68%) Maven
11 7 (0.68%) Moq
12 6 (0.58%) CppUnit
12 6 (0.58%) Cucumber
12 6 (0.58%) GCC
12 6 (0.58%) webpack
General
1 103 (10.03%) Electronics
2 99 (9.64%) Finance
3 39 (3.80%) Telecoms
4 23 (2.24%) Automotive
5 19 (1.85%) Multimedia
6 17 (1.66%) Pharmaceutical
7 16 (1.56%) Marketing
8 15 (1.46%) Aerospace
9 9 (0.88%) Publishing
10 8 (0.78%) Advertising
10 8 (0.78%) Games
10 8 (0.78%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.78%) Retail
11 7 (0.68%) Military
12 3 (0.29%) Banking
13 2 (0.19%) Legal
14 1 (0.097%) French Language
14 1 (0.097%) German Language
14 1 (0.097%) Italian Language
14 1 (0.097%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (13.44%) .NET
2 117 (11.39%) HTML
3 82 (7.98%) CSS
4 70 (6.82%) AngularJS
5 67 (6.52%) ASP.NET
6 62 (6.04%) jQuery
7 44 (4.28%) Web Services
8 39 (3.80%) Node.js
9 38 (3.70%) WPF
10 33 (3.21%) HTML5
10 33 (3.21%) RESTful
11 30 (2.92%) React
12 29 (2.82%) ASP.NET Web API
13 28 (2.73%) .NET Framework
13 28 (2.73%) WCF
14 27 (2.63%) OpenGL
15 24 (2.34%) ASP.NET MVC
16 19 (1.85%) CSS3
16 19 (1.85%) REST
16 19 (1.85%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 442 (43.04%) Computer Science
2 118 (11.49%) Algorithms
3 60 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
4 44 (4.28%) Embedded Systems
5 34 (3.31%) Data Structures
6 32 (3.12%) Greenfield Project
7 28 (2.73%) User Experience
8 26 (2.53%) Mobile App
9 24 (2.34%) Life Science
9 24 (2.34%) Robotics
10 23 (2.24%) Device Driver
11 21 (2.04%) Augmented Reality
12 18 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
13 14 (1.36%) 3D Printing
14 13 (1.27%) Verilog
15 11 (1.07%) Acoustics
15 11 (1.07%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 10 (0.97%) CUDA
16 10 (0.97%) Internet of Things
17 8 (0.78%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 375 (36.51%) Linux
2 216 (21.03%) Windows
3 69 (6.72%) Embedded Linux
4 47 (4.58%) Android
5 35 (3.41%) Apple iOS
6 27 (2.63%) Unix
7 10 (0.97%) Windows 10
7 10 (0.97%) Windows 7
7 10 (0.97%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 7 (0.68%) Solaris
9 6 (0.58%) AIX
10 3 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.29%) VxWorks
11 2 (0.19%) CentOS
11 2 (0.19%) CoreOS
11 2 (0.19%) Windows Server
12 1 (0.097%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.097%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.097%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.097%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 988 (96.20%) Software Engineering
2 303 (29.50%) Agile Software Development
3 281 (27.36%) Mathematics
4 206 (20.06%) OO
5 186 (18.11%) Physics
6 177 (17.23%) Multithreading
7 142 (13.83%) Scrum
8 140 (13.63%) SDLC
9 90 (8.76%) Collaborative Working
10 77 (7.50%) OOP
11 74 (7.21%) Test Automation
12 73 (7.11%) Artificial Intelligence
13 68 (6.62%) Machine Learning
14 58 (5.65%) TDD
15 52 (5.06%) MVC
15 52 (5.06%) Open Source
16 51 (4.97%) Multithreaded Programming
16 51 (4.97%) OOD
17 42 (4.09%) Continuous Improvement
18 41 (3.99%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 600 (58.42%) C++
2 445 (43.33%) C
3 336 (32.72%) Python
4 310 (30.19%) Java
5 300 (29.21%) C#
6 191 (18.60%) JavaScript
7 148 (14.41%) SQL
8 122 (11.88%) Embedded C
9 87 (8.47%) Embedded C++
10 78 (7.59%) MATLAB
11 36 (3.51%) Assembly Language
12 31 (3.02%) PHP
13 23 (2.24%) Perl
14 21 (2.04%) T-SQL
15 18 (1.75%) VB
16 17 (1.66%) F#
16 17 (1.66%) Fortran
16 17 (1.66%) VB6
17 15 (1.46%) Ruby
18 14 (1.36%) Scala
Qualifications
1 428 (41.67%) Degree
2 98 (9.54%) Computer Science Degree
3 86 (8.37%) PhD
4 19 (1.85%) Security Cleared
5 12 (1.17%) MCP
5 12 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (0.88%) CWNA
7 8 (0.78%) Numerate Degree
7 8 (0.78%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.29%) Postgraduate
9 2 (0.19%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.19%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.097%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (2.73%) QA
2 3 (0.29%) ISO 26262
3 2 (0.19%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.19%) JTAG
4 1 (0.097%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.097%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.097%) ECSS
4 1 (0.097%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.097%) ISO 13485
4 1 (0.097%) MISRA
4 1 (0.097%) MISRA C
System Software
1 42 (4.09%) Firmware
2 12 (1.17%) Docker
3 2 (0.19%) iptables
4 1 (0.097%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.097%) NFS
Systems Management
1 9 (0.88%) Kubernetes
2 7 (0.68%) Grafana
2 7 (0.68%) OpenNMS
2 7 (0.68%) Prometheus
3 3 (0.29%) Ansible
3 3 (0.29%) Puppet
3 3 (0.29%) Terraform
4 2 (0.19%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (0.19%) Nagios
4 2 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.097%) Cobbler
5 1 (0.097%) Consul
5 1 (0.097%) Graphite
5 1 (0.097%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.097%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 56 (5.45%) Microsoft
2 33 (3.21%) Oracle
3 24 (2.34%) Dell
4 23 (2.24%) HP
5 11 (1.07%) Terracotta
6 10 (0.97%) Atlassian
7 8 (0.78%) Xamarin
8 7 (0.68%) New Relic
9 6 (0.58%) WorldPay
10 5 (0.49%) Wind River
11 4 (0.39%) Apple
11 4 (0.39%) Atmel
11 4 (0.39%) Google
11 4 (0.39%) JD Edwards
11 4 (0.39%) MathWorks
11 4 (0.39%) QNX
12 3 (0.29%) Red Hat
12 3 (0.29%) Splunk
13 2 (0.19%) IBM
13 2 (0.19%) Intel