Period
to 11 December 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £51,500 in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 11 December 2019.

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
11 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 45 45 25
Rank change year-on-year 0 -20 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 386 520 1,042
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 5.83% 5.24% 8.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.09% 5.40% 8.86%
Number of salaries quoted 241 433 839
East of England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £35,000 £31,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £69,750 £65,000
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 6,334 9,627 11,767
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.72% 97.07% 96.83%
Number of salaries quoted 4,533 7,283 9,639
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 11 December 2019.

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 11 December 2019. 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 +9 237 £52,500 - 149
Essex +25 62 £60,000 +26.32% 21
Hertfordshire -11 53 £50,000 +8.11% 52
Suffolk +8 15 £50,000 +33.33% 6
Bedfordshire +3 12 £48,750 -7.14% 9
Norfolk -24 7 £40,000 -5.88% 7
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 11 December 2019, 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.

1 384 (99.48%) Software Engineering
2 153 (39.64%) Agile Software Development
3 145 (37.56%) C++
4 129 (33.42%) Linux
5 127 (32.90%) Java
6 124 (32.12%) C
7 108 (27.98%) Degree
8 107 (27.72%) Python
9 100 (25.91%) JavaScript
10 97 (25.13%) Computer Science
11 95 (24.61%) C#
12 79 (20.47%) .NET
13 72 (18.65%) SQL
14 70 (18.13%) Windows
15 68 (17.62%) Scrum
16 67 (17.36%) TDD
17 65 (16.84%) AWS
18 62 (16.06%) Test Automation
19 61 (15.80%) Spring
20 60 (15.54%) Problem-Solving
21 55 (14.25%) Oracle
21 55 (14.25%) DevOps
22 54 (13.99%) Git (software)
23 50 (12.95%) AngularJS
24 47 (12.18%) SQL Server
24 47 (12.18%) Continuous Integration
25 46 (11.92%) Kanban
26 45 (11.66%) Continuous Delivery
26 45 (11.66%) OO
27 43 (11.14%) CSS

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 (3.37%) Apache
2 12 (3.11%) JBoss
3 6 (1.55%) OpenStack
4 3 (0.78%) Confluence
4 3 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.52%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.26%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (0.52%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.26%) OrCAD
2 1 (0.26%) Simulink
2 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 65 (16.84%) AWS
2 43 (11.14%) Azure
3 26 (6.74%) GCP
4 9 (2.33%) Amazon ECS
4 9 (2.33%) IBM Cloud
5 6 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (1.55%) OpenShift
5 6 (1.55%) Siri
6 5 (1.30%) GitHub
6 5 (1.30%) SaaS
6 5 (1.30%) Serverless
7 4 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (1.04%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.78%) IaaS
8 3 (0.78%) PaaS
9 2 (0.52%) Apigee
9 2 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.52%) Dialogflow
10 1 (0.26%) AWS IoT
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.89%) TCP/IP
2 11 (2.85%) Bluetooth
2 11 (2.85%) Internet
3 10 (2.59%) Wireless
4 6 (1.55%) Modbus
5 5 (1.30%) Firewall
5 5 (1.30%) VPN
5 5 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (1.04%) ZigBee
7 3 (0.78%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.52%) DNS
8 2 (0.52%) HTTP
8 2 (0.52%) RS-232
9 1 (0.26%) RS-485
9 1 (0.26%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (12.18%) SQL Server
2 40 (10.36%) Relational Database
3 33 (8.55%) NoSQL
4 24 (6.22%) MySQL
5 20 (5.18%) RDBMS
6 12 (3.11%) Geospatial Data
6 12 (3.11%) GIS
6 12 (3.11%) JasperReports
7 10 (2.59%) Apache Cassandra
8 9 (2.33%) MongoDB
9 7 (1.81%) Big Data
10 6 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (1.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 3 (0.78%) SQL Server 2016
13 2 (0.52%) Apache Hive
13 2 (0.52%) Hadoop
13 2 (0.52%) Oracle Database
14 1 (0.26%) FileMaker
14 1 (0.26%) MS Access
14 1 (0.26%) Redis
Development Applications
1 54 (13.99%) Git (software)
2 26 (6.74%) JIRA
3 17 (4.40%) Jenkins
4 16 (4.15%) TeamCity
5 13 (3.37%) JUnit
5 13 (3.37%) NUnit
6 12 (3.11%) Ant
6 12 (3.11%) Maven
7 11 (2.85%) ClearQuest
7 11 (2.85%) CruiseControl
7 11 (2.85%) FishEye
7 11 (2.85%) Hudson
8 8 (2.07%) Selenium
8 8 (2.07%) Visual Studio
9 4 (1.04%) GitLab
10 3 (0.78%) Android Studio
10 3 (0.78%) Subversion
11 2 (0.52%) IntelliJ
11 2 (0.52%) Oracle APEX
11 2 (0.52%) Oracle Forms
General
1 42 (10.88%) Banking
2 41 (10.62%) Electronics
3 35 (9.07%) Automotive
4 24 (6.22%) Manufacturing
5 19 (4.92%) Finance
5 19 (4.92%) Military
6 13 (3.37%) Aerospace
7 12 (3.11%) Games
8 11 (2.85%) Telecoms
9 7 (1.81%) Retail
10 4 (1.04%) Advertising
10 4 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.52%) Marketing
12 1 (0.26%) Avionics
12 1 (0.26%) Law
12 1 (0.26%) Public Sector
12 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (20.47%) .NET
2 61 (15.80%) Spring
3 50 (12.95%) AngularJS
4 43 (11.14%) CSS
5 34 (8.81%) Web Services
6 32 (8.29%) HTML
7 28 (7.25%) React
7 28 (7.25%) REST
8 22 (5.70%) ASP.NET
9 21 (5.44%) RESTful
10 19 (4.92%) Java EE
10 19 (4.92%) JSON
11 17 (4.40%) OpenGL
12 16 (4.15%) Middleware
12 16 (4.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 16 (4.15%) WPF
13 14 (3.63%) Ajax
13 14 (3.63%) Hibernate
13 14 (3.63%) Node.js
14 13 (3.37%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 31 (8.03%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (6.74%) Smartphone
3 19 (4.92%) Self-Motivation
4 18 (4.66%) Algorithms
5 13 (3.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 13 (3.37%) User Experience
6 12 (3.11%) CAN bus
6 12 (3.11%) Robotics
7 11 (2.85%) Device Driver
8 10 (2.59%) Embedded Systems
8 10 (2.59%) Internet of Things
9 9 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
10 8 (2.07%) Management Information System
10 8 (2.07%) Public Cloud
11 5 (1.30%) Mobile Games
12 4 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (1.04%) Mobile App
12 4 (1.04%) Mobile Computing
12 4 (1.04%) Online Games
12 4 (1.04%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 129 (33.42%) Linux
2 70 (18.13%) Windows
3 29 (7.51%) Android
4 12 (3.11%) Apple iOS
5 10 (2.59%) Embedded Linux
5 10 (2.59%) Unix
6 6 (1.55%) Mac OS
7 5 (1.30%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.26%) Debian
8 1 (0.26%) Solaris
8 1 (0.26%) Tizen
8 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.26%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 384 (99.48%) Software Engineering
2 153 (39.64%) Agile Software Development
3 97 (25.13%) Computer Science
4 68 (17.62%) Scrum
5 67 (17.36%) TDD
6 62 (16.06%) Test Automation
7 60 (15.54%) Problem-Solving
8 55 (14.25%) DevOps
9 47 (12.18%) Continuous Integration
10 46 (11.92%) Kanban
11 45 (11.66%) Continuous Delivery
11 45 (11.66%) OO
12 41 (10.62%) OOP
13 37 (9.59%) Technical Leadership
14 35 (9.07%) Web Development
15 33 (8.55%) SDLC
16 32 (8.29%) Mathematics
17 30 (7.77%) Multithreading
18 27 (6.99%) MVC
19 26 (6.74%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 145 (37.56%) C++
2 127 (32.90%) Java
3 124 (32.12%) C
4 107 (27.72%) Python
5 100 (25.91%) JavaScript
6 95 (24.61%) C#
7 72 (18.65%) SQL
8 30 (7.77%) Embedded C
9 25 (6.48%) PHP
10 18 (4.66%) Embedded C++
11 16 (4.15%) Java 8
12 13 (3.37%) TypeScript
13 11 (2.85%) Objective-C
14 10 (2.59%) Assembly Language
14 10 (2.59%) MATLAB
15 9 (2.33%) Ada
16 8 (2.07%) Perl
16 8 (2.07%) PowerShell
17 7 (1.81%) Scala
18 5 (1.30%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 108 (27.98%) Degree
2 38 (9.84%) Computer Science Degree
3 20 (5.18%) Security Cleared
4 14 (3.63%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.78%) Chartered Engineer
5 3 (0.78%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.78%) PhD
6 2 (0.52%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (0.52%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.70%) QA
2 9 (2.33%) PSD2
3 5 (1.30%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.30%) GDPR
4 1 (0.26%) ISO 13485
4 1 (0.26%) ISO 26262
4 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.26%) MISRA
4 1 (0.26%) MISRA C
System Software
1 35 (9.07%) Docker
2 18 (4.66%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.81%) Firmware
4 2 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 35 (9.07%) Kubernetes
2 7 (1.81%) BMC PATROL
3 5 (1.30%) Ansible
4 2 (0.52%) Puppet
4 2 (0.52%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.52%) Terraform
Vendors
1 55 (14.25%) Oracle
2 42 (10.88%) WorldPay
3 36 (9.33%) Microsoft
4 28 (7.25%) FIS
5 27 (6.99%) Google
6 12 (3.11%) Adobe
7 11 (2.85%) Atlassian
8 9 (2.33%) IBM
9 8 (2.07%) Xamarin
10 6 (1.55%) Apple
10 6 (1.55%) Dell
10 6 (1.55%) Xilinx
11 4 (1.04%) QNX
12 2 (0.52%) ForgeRock
13 1 (0.26%) Altera
13 1 (0.26%) ATG
13 1 (0.26%) Intel
13 1 (0.26%) Perforce
13 1 (0.26%) SAP
13 1 (0.26%) VMware