Period
to 18 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in East Sussex during the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineer
South East > East Sussex
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 71 61 63
Rank change year-on-year -10 +2 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 61 85 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 3.16% 4.28% 3.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.23% 4.33% 3.21%
Number of salaries quoted 53 81 43
East Sussex median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% -10.00% +20.48%
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in East Sussex. 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 Sussex
Permanent vacancies in East Sussex with a recognized job title 1,889 1,965 1,776
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.72% 98.84% 99.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1,711 1,779 1,609
East Sussex median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £67,100
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in East Sussex

Job postings that featured Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in East Sussex.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in East Sussex

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in East Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineer in East Sussex.

Salary trend for Software Engineer in East Sussex

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in East Sussex

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in East Sussex over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in East Sussex

Software Engineer
Job Locations in East Sussex

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 Sussex region over the 6 months to 18 January 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
Brighton -18 46 £47,500 +5.56% 4
Lewes -4 3 £46,000 +2.22% 4
Eastbourne -1 2 £44,250 +4.12%
Software Engineer
South East

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in East Sussex

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 Sussex region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 60 (98.36%) Software Engineering
2 29 (47.54%) C++
3 25 (40.98%) Java
4 20 (32.79%) C
5 19 (31.15%) Customer Requirements
6 16 (26.23%) Linux
7 14 (22.95%) Degree
8 13 (21.31%) Python
9 12 (19.67%) Computer Science
10 11 (18.03%) Embedded Systems
10 11 (18.03%) Manufacturing
11 9 (14.75%) Lua
11 9 (14.75%) Unit Testing
11 9 (14.75%) Bash Shell
12 8 (13.11%) Git (software)
12 8 (13.11%) Automotive
13 7 (11.48%) TDD
13 7 (11.48%) Embedded Linux
13 7 (11.48%) MQTT
13 7 (11.48%) Computer Science Degree
14 6 (9.84%) Self-Motivation
14 6 (9.84%) Embedded Software Development
14 6 (9.84%) GitHub
14 6 (9.84%) Bitbucket
14 6 (9.84%) AngularJS
14 6 (9.84%) JTAG
14 6 (9.84%) Electronics
14 6 (9.84%) JavaScript
15 5 (8.20%) C#
15 5 (8.20%) OOP

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in East Sussex 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:

Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.84%) GitHub
2 2 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.48%) MQTT
2 4 (6.56%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.28%) Modbus
3 2 (3.28%) RS-485
4 1 (1.64%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.28%) MySQL
2 2 (3.28%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (13.11%) Git (software)
2 6 (9.84%) Bitbucket
3 5 (8.20%) CMake
4 2 (3.28%) JUnit
4 2 (3.28%) Karma Test Runner
4 2 (3.28%) Mockito
4 2 (3.28%) Selenium
4 2 (3.28%) Subversion
5 1 (1.64%) git-flow
5 1 (1.64%) Rational DOORS
General
1 11 (18.03%) Manufacturing
2 8 (13.11%) Automotive
3 6 (9.84%) Electronics
4 5 (8.20%) German Language
5 4 (6.56%) Games
6 2 (3.28%) Retail
7 1 (1.64%) Finance
7 1 (1.64%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.84%) AngularJS
2 2 (3.28%) Grails
2 2 (3.28%) Jest
2 2 (3.28%) Spring
2 2 (3.28%) Spring MVC
3 1 (1.64%) JSON
3 1 (1.64%) React
3 1 (1.64%) REST
3 1 (1.64%) RESTful
3 1 (1.64%) Web Services
3 1 (1.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.03%) Embedded Systems
2 6 (9.84%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (8.20%) Algorithms
4 4 (6.56%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.64%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (26.23%) Linux
2 7 (11.48%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (1.64%) Android
3 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.64%) FreeRTOS
3 1 (1.64%) ThreadX
3 1 (1.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (98.36%) Software Engineering
2 19 (31.15%) Customer Requirements
3 12 (19.67%) Computer Science
4 9 (14.75%) Unit Testing
5 7 (11.48%) TDD
6 6 (9.84%) Embedded Software Development
7 5 (8.20%) Mathematics
7 5 (8.20%) Memory Management
7 5 (8.20%) OOP
7 5 (8.20%) Physics
7 5 (8.20%) Release Management
7 5 (8.20%) Technical Leadership
8 4 (6.56%) OO
8 4 (6.56%) Open Source
9 3 (4.92%) Open Source Development
9 3 (4.92%) Scrum
9 3 (4.92%) SDLC
9 3 (4.92%) Web Development
10 2 (3.28%) Validation
10 2 (3.28%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 29 (47.54%) C++
2 25 (40.98%) Java
3 20 (32.79%) C
4 13 (21.31%) Python
5 9 (14.75%) Bash Shell
5 9 (14.75%) Lua
6 6 (9.84%) JavaScript
7 5 (8.20%) Assembly Language
7 5 (8.20%) C#
8 4 (6.56%) Embedded C
9 2 (3.28%) MATLAB
9 2 (3.28%) Scala
9 2 (3.28%) SQL
10 1 (1.64%) Delphi
10 1 (1.64%) Embedded C++
10 1 (1.64%) Go
10 1 (1.64%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (22.95%) Degree
2 7 (11.48%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.84%) JTAG
2 1 (1.64%) MISRA
2 1 (1.64%) MISRA C
2 1 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.92%) Firmware
2 1 (1.64%) Docker
Vendors
1 2 (3.28%) Microsoft
1 2 (3.28%) Oracle
2 1 (1.64%) Peoplefluent