The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

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

Software Engineer
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 77 73
Rank change year-on-year -1 -4  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 12 14 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.19% 1.38% 2.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.25% 1.43% 2.29%
Number of salaries quoted 5 8 20
Median salary £35,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -26.31% +11.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £46,750 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £59,000 £46,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Essex
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 963 982 1264
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 95.44% 97.04% 97.61%
Number of salaries quoted 765 778 1044
Median salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.70% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Essex

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Essex

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

Salary trend for Software Engineer in Essex

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Essex

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Essex over the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in Essex

Software Engineer
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the Essex region over the 3 months to 26 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Colchester -3 8 £37,500 - 3
Chelmsford - 2 £24,000 -
Software Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 Essex region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 24 (63.16%) Software Engineering
2 22 (57.89%) Java
3 16 (42.11%) Degree
4 15 (39.47%) Computer Science
5 11 (28.95%) SQL
5 11 (28.95%) Issue Tracking
6 10 (26.32%) JavaScript
6 10 (26.32%) JSON
7 9 (23.68%) Middleware
7 9 (23.68%) C
7 9 (23.68%) C#
8 8 (21.05%) Windows
8 8 (21.05%) C++
8 8 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (21.05%) GWT
8 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
9 7 (18.42%) REST
9 7 (18.42%) Scrum
9 7 (18.42%) JIRA
9 7 (18.42%) Electronics
9 7 (18.42%) CSS
9 7 (18.42%) Web Services
9 7 (18.42%) OO
10 6 (15.79%) JBoss
10 6 (15.79%) Apache
10 6 (15.79%) Swing
10 6 (15.79%) JMS
10 6 (15.79%) AWT
10 6 (15.79%) RDBMS
10 6 (15.79%) Adobe

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 6 (15.79%) Apache
1 6 (15.79%) JBoss
2 4 (10.53%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.16%) Internet
2 1 (2.63%) Ethernet
2 1 (2.63%) HTTP
2 1 (2.63%) SSL
2 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.79%) Geospatial Data
1 6 (15.79%) GIS
1 6 (15.79%) JasperReports
1 6 (15.79%) RDBMS
1 6 (15.79%) Relational Database
2 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.63%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (18.42%) JIRA
2 6 (15.79%) Ant
2 6 (15.79%) ClearQuest
2 6 (15.79%) CruiseControl
2 6 (15.79%) FishEye
2 6 (15.79%) Hudson
2 6 (15.79%) Jenkins
2 6 (15.79%) JUnit
2 6 (15.79%) Maven
2 6 (15.79%) TeamCity
3 4 (10.53%) Visual Studio
4 3 (7.89%) Subversion
5 1 (2.63%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (18.42%) Electronics
2 4 (10.53%) Finance
3 2 (5.26%) Automotive
4 1 (2.63%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (26.32%) JSON
2 9 (23.68%) Middleware
3 8 (21.05%) GWT
4 7 (18.42%) CSS
4 7 (18.42%) REST
4 7 (18.42%) Web Services
5 6 (15.79%) Ajax
5 6 (15.79%) Apache Flex
5 6 (15.79%) AWT
5 6 (15.79%) Hibernate
5 6 (15.79%) JMS
5 6 (15.79%) Spring
5 6 (15.79%) Swing
6 4 (10.53%) .NET
6 4 (10.53%) XML
7 2 (5.26%) J2EE
8 1 (2.63%) HTML
8 1 (2.63%) Node.js
8 1 (2.63%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (2.63%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 15 (39.47%) Computer Science
2 6 (15.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (13.16%) Internet of Things
4 3 (7.89%) CUDA
4 3 (7.89%) Device Driver
5 2 (5.26%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (2.63%) Infotainment
6 1 (2.63%) Smart Home
6 1 (2.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.05%) Windows
2 5 (13.16%) Linux
3 3 (7.89%) VxWorks
3 3 (7.89%) Windows 10
3 3 (7.89%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (63.16%) Software Engineering
2 11 (28.95%) Issue Tracking
3 8 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (18.42%) OO
4 7 (18.42%) Scrum
5 6 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (15.79%) DevOps
5 6 (15.79%) Kanban
5 6 (15.79%) Open Source
5 6 (15.79%) TDD
5 6 (15.79%) UML
5 6 (15.79%) Unit Testing
6 5 (13.16%) Multithreading
7 4 (10.53%) CRM
7 4 (10.53%) Information Assurance
7 4 (10.53%) Physics
7 4 (10.53%) Strategic Planning
8 3 (7.89%) Device Driver Development
8 3 (7.89%) Integration Testing
9 2 (5.26%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 22 (57.89%) Java
2 11 (28.95%) SQL
3 10 (26.32%) JavaScript
4 9 (23.68%) C
4 9 (23.68%) C#
5 8 (21.05%) C++
6 5 (13.16%) Perl
7 4 (10.53%) Embedded C
8 1 (2.63%) Embedded C++
8 1 (2.63%) Python
8 1 (2.63%) Ruby
8 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (42.11%) Degree
2 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
3 6 (15.79%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.26%) DV Cleared
4 2 (5.26%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 6 (15.79%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (15.79%) Adobe
1 6 (15.79%) Atlassian
1 6 (15.79%) Google
2 3 (7.89%) Intel
3 2 (5.26%) Oracle
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