Period
to 1 December 2021

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 1 December 2021.

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
1 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 33 57 43
Rank change year-on-year +24 -14 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 331 87 388
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 5.83% 4.39% 5.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.49% 4.57% 6.09%
Number of salaries quoted 193 62 263
10th Percentile " £36,375 £35,000
25th Percentile £32,500 £45,000 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £56,250 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% -
75th Percentile £65,000 £68,625 £62,500
90th Percentile £74,750 £75,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +13.04% +4.55% +6.80%

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 5,099 1,904 6,373
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 89.85% 96.16% 95.69%
Number of salaries quoted 2,902 1,580 4,726
10th Percentile £26,000 £27,000 £26,250
25th Percentile £32,500 £35,688 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
75th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £60,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £73,750
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

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 1 December 2021.

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 1 December 2021. 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 -1 169 £41,750 -27.39% 90
Hertfordshire 0 93 £50,000 -9.09% 34
Essex +21 37 £47,500 -13.64% 2
Bedfordshire -5 21 £57,500 +35.29% 3
East Anglia - 11 £65,000 - 1
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 December 2021, 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.

1 328 (99.09%) Software Engineering
2 153 (46.22%) Agile Software Development
3 146 (44.11%) C++
4 141 (42.60%) C#
5 110 (33.23%) DevOps
6 102 (30.82%) Java
7 98 (29.61%) Python
8 86 (25.98%) JavaScript
9 79 (23.87%) Degree
10 72 (21.75%) C
11 71 (21.45%) Azure
12 68 (20.54%) Social Skills
13 66 (19.94%) Docker
14 60 (18.13%) Risk Management
15 59 (17.82%) Node.js
16 58 (17.52%) Machine Learning
17 57 (17.22%) Continuous Integration
18 56 (16.92%) Git (software)
19 54 (16.31%) .NET
20 53 (16.01%) TDD
21 51 (15.41%) Computer Science
21 51 (15.41%) Functional Testing
22 49 (14.80%) Kubernetes
23 47 (14.20%) Electronics
23 47 (14.20%) AWS
23 47 (14.20%) Algorithms
24 43 (12.99%) RESTful
25 41 (12.39%) Mathematics
26 40 (12.08%) OpenShift
27 39 (11.78%) React

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 9 (2.72%) CMS
2 8 (2.42%) Confluence
3 2 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.30%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.30%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (0.60%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 71 (21.45%) Azure
2 47 (14.20%) AWS
3 40 (12.08%) OpenShift
4 34 (10.27%) Serverless
5 29 (8.76%) GitHub
6 20 (6.04%) Amazon EKS
7 8 (2.42%) GCP
8 4 (1.21%) Siri
9 3 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.91%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.91%) npm
9 3 (0.91%) SaaS
9 3 (0.91%) Yarn
10 1 (0.30%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 1 (0.30%) Azure Functions
10 1 (0.30%) Azure Service Bus
10 1 (0.30%) GitHub Actions
10 1 (0.30%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 34 (10.27%) Modbus
2 33 (9.97%) RS-485
3 29 (8.76%) RS-422
4 17 (5.14%) Kerberos
5 7 (2.11%) Ethernet
6 5 (1.51%) HTTP
6 5 (1.51%) MQTT
6 5 (1.51%) TCP/IP
7 4 (1.21%) RS-232
8 2 (0.60%) FTP
8 2 (0.60%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.60%) Profibus
8 2 (0.60%) SMTP
9 1 (0.30%) Broadband
9 1 (0.30%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.02%) MySQL
2 9 (2.72%) Big Data
3 8 (2.42%) SQL Server
4 7 (2.11%) NoSQL
5 5 (1.51%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (1.51%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.21%) Flink
7 3 (0.91%) SQLite
8 2 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.30%) HBase
9 1 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.30%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 56 (16.92%) Git (software)
2 33 (9.97%) Jenkins
3 17 (5.14%) Maven
4 12 (3.63%) Visual Studio
5 9 (2.72%) JIRA
6 8 (2.42%) CMake
7 6 (1.81%) GitLab
8 3 (0.91%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.91%) PyCharm
8 3 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.60%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (0.60%) Rational Rhapsody
9 2 (0.60%) Selenium
9 2 (0.60%) webpack
10 1 (0.30%) Cypress.io
10 1 (0.30%) Inno Setup
10 1 (0.30%) Pylint
10 1 (0.30%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.30%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.30%) WebDriver
General
1 68 (20.54%) Social Skills
2 47 (14.20%) Electronics
3 23 (6.95%) Finance
4 13 (3.93%) Aerospace
4 13 (3.93%) Automotive
5 6 (1.81%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (1.81%) Law
5 6 (1.81%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.21%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 4 (1.21%) Marketing
7 3 (0.91%) Military
7 3 (0.91%) Retail
7 3 (0.91%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.60%) Banking
8 2 (0.60%) Games
8 2 (0.60%) Publishing
9 1 (0.30%) Advertising
9 1 (0.30%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (17.82%) Node.js
2 54 (16.31%) .NET
3 43 (12.99%) RESTful
4 39 (11.78%) React
5 25 (7.55%) Spring Boot
6 22 (6.65%) ASP.NET
7 19 (5.74%) AngularJS
8 18 (5.44%) HTML
8 18 (5.44%) Web Services
9 17 (5.14%) JavaFX
9 17 (5.14%) NumPy
9 17 (5.14%) REST
9 17 (5.14%) Swing
10 14 (4.23%) CSS
11 13 (3.93%) Spring
11 13 (3.93%) Velocity
11 13 (3.93%) WPF
12 10 (3.02%) RabbitMQ
12 10 (3.02%) SciPy
13 9 (2.72%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 47 (14.20%) Algorithms
2 31 (9.37%) Cloud Native
3 24 (7.25%) User Experience
4 18 (5.44%) Self-Motivation
5 16 (4.83%) Data Structures
6 12 (3.63%) Mobile App
6 12 (3.63%) Renewable Energy
7 9 (2.72%) Robotics
8 8 (2.42%) Raspberry Pi
9 6 (1.81%) Embedded Systems
10 5 (1.51%) Data Protection Act
10 5 (1.51%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (1.21%) Device Driver
12 3 (0.91%) iPad
13 2 (0.60%) Biotechnology
13 2 (0.60%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.60%) CMDB
13 2 (0.60%) Life Science
13 2 (0.60%) Media Streaming
13 2 (0.60%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 36 (10.88%) Linux
2 22 (6.65%) Windows
3 10 (3.02%) Android
4 8 (2.42%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.51%) VxWorks
5 5 (1.51%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.91%) Robot Operating System
7 2 (0.60%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (0.60%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.60%) ThreadX
7 2 (0.60%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.30%) Unix
8 1 (0.30%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 328 (99.09%) Software Engineering
2 153 (46.22%) Agile Software Development
3 110 (33.23%) DevOps
4 60 (18.13%) Risk Management
5 58 (17.52%) Machine Learning
6 57 (17.22%) Continuous Integration
7 53 (16.01%) TDD
8 51 (15.41%) Computer Science
8 51 (15.41%) Functional Testing
9 41 (12.39%) Mathematics
10 37 (11.18%) Full Stack Development
11 35 (10.57%) Continuous Delivery
12 34 (10.27%) SDLC
13 33 (9.97%) OO
13 33 (9.97%) Scrum
14 32 (9.67%) Artificial Intelligence
14 32 (9.67%) Mentoring
14 32 (9.67%) Pair Programming
15 31 (9.37%) Test Automation
16 30 (9.06%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 146 (44.11%) C++
2 141 (42.60%) C#
3 102 (30.82%) Java
4 98 (29.61%) Python
5 86 (25.98%) JavaScript
6 72 (21.75%) C
7 32 (9.67%) TypeScript
8 25 (7.55%) SQL
9 20 (6.04%) Java 8
10 11 (3.32%) MATLAB
11 7 (2.11%) Embedded C
12 6 (1.81%) Go
12 6 (1.81%) Ruby
13 4 (1.21%) Erlang
13 4 (1.21%) PHP
13 4 (1.21%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.21%) Rust
14 3 (0.91%) Embedded C++
14 3 (0.91%) ES6
14 3 (0.91%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 79 (23.87%) Degree
2 12 (3.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (3.63%) PhD
3 9 (2.72%) Security Cleared
4 7 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (1.81%) HND
5 6 (1.81%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.91%) HNC
7 2 (0.60%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.30%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.60%) MISRA
2 1 (0.30%) DICOM
2 1 (0.30%) QA
System Software
1 66 (19.94%) Docker
2 1 (0.30%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.30%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 49 (14.80%) Kubernetes
2 18 (5.44%) Ansible
3 6 (1.81%) Terraform
4 5 (1.51%) Prometheus
5 4 (1.21%) Grafana
Vendors
1 24 (7.25%) Microsoft
2 10 (3.02%) Google
3 4 (1.21%) Apple
3 4 (1.21%) Intel
4 3 (0.91%) CA
4 3 (0.91%) Sony
4 3 (0.91%) VMware
5 2 (0.60%) ANSYS
5 2 (0.60%) Atlassian
5 2 (0.60%) Bloomberg
5 2 (0.60%) Facebook
5 2 (0.60%) Klocwork
5 2 (0.60%) Oracle
5 2 (0.60%) Twitter
6 1 (0.30%) Embarcadero
6 1 (0.30%) Splunk