Period
to 23 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £53,000 in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 6 months to 23 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
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 96 88 99
Rank change year-on-year -8 +11 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 21 44 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.50% 2.30% 2.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.55% 2.46% 2.31%
Number of salaries quoted 12 39 37
Essex median annual salary £53,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +32.50% -11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £35,250 £24,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £61,125 £52,500 £65,000
East of 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 Essex. 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
Essex
Permanent vacancies in Essex with a recognized job title 1,359 1,792 2,464
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.79% 93.77% 95.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1,175 1,324 1,833
Essex median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -11.11%
10th Percentile £23,502 £27,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,925 £65,438
East of England median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year +3.33% +1.12% +4.71%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

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 6 months to 23 January 2018.

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 6 months to 23 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
Brentwood - 6 £57,500 -
Chelmsford -3 4 £42,500 +77.08%
Colchester -6 4 £55,000 +37.50% 2
Witham - 3 £53,000 -
Harlow -31 1 £60,000 +20.00%
Software Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, 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 Essex region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 19 (90.48%) Software Engineering
2 9 (42.86%) C#
3 8 (38.10%) C++
3 8 (38.10%) Windows
4 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 6 (28.57%) C
5 6 (28.57%) .NET
5 6 (28.57%) Linux
6 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET
6 5 (23.81%) Automotive
6 5 (23.81%) Issue Tracking
7 4 (19.05%) Multithreading
7 4 (19.05%) MVC
8 3 (14.29%) Finance
8 3 (14.29%) Visual Studio
8 3 (14.29%) HTML
8 3 (14.29%) Digital TV
8 3 (14.29%) DVB
8 3 (14.29%) PhD
8 3 (14.29%) POSIX
8 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
8 3 (14.29%) Android
8 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (14.29%) Windows 7
8 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (14.29%) Software Architecture
8 3 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (14.29%) Prototyping
8 3 (14.29%) Windows 10
8 3 (14.29%) ISO 26262

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 1 (4.76%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) DVB
2 2 (9.52%) Broadband
2 2 (9.52%) NAS
2 2 (9.52%) Wireless
3 1 (4.76%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.76%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 2 (9.52%) Bugzilla
2 2 (9.52%) JIRA
2 2 (9.52%) Redmine
2 2 (9.52%) Trac
3 1 (4.76%) Subversion
General
1 5 (23.81%) Automotive
2 3 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (4.76%) Electronics
3 1 (4.76%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) .NET
2 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET
3 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (14.29%) HTML
3 3 (14.29%) POSIX
4 2 (9.52%) .NET Core
4 2 (9.52%) Ajax
4 2 (9.52%) AngularJS
4 2 (9.52%) CSS
4 2 (9.52%) Entity Framework
4 2 (9.52%) HTML5
4 2 (9.52%) RESTful
5 1 (4.76%) J2EE
5 1 (4.76%) JSP
5 1 (4.76%) OAuth
5 1 (4.76%) Spring
5 1 (4.76%) Spring Boot
5 1 (4.76%) Spring Cloud
5 1 (4.76%) WinForms
5 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Digital TV
1 3 (14.29%) Mobile App
1 3 (14.29%) User Experience
2 2 (9.52%) Algorithms
2 2 (9.52%) Data Structures
2 2 (9.52%) STB
3 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.76%) CUDA
3 1 (4.76%) Device Driver
3 1 (4.76%) Fintech
3 1 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Windows
2 6 (28.57%) Linux
3 3 (14.29%) Android
3 3 (14.29%) Windows 10
3 3 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
4 1 (4.76%) VxWorks
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (90.48%) Software Engineering
2 5 (23.81%) Issue Tracking
3 4 (19.05%) Multithreading
3 4 (19.05%) MVC
4 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (14.29%) Collaborative Working
4 3 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (14.29%) Creative Thinking
4 3 (14.29%) Innovative Thinking
4 3 (14.29%) Mobile Application Development
4 3 (14.29%) Prototyping
4 3 (14.29%) Software Architecture
5 2 (9.52%) Defect Management
5 2 (9.52%) Defect Tracking
5 2 (9.52%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
6 1 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (4.76%) Image Processing
6 1 (4.76%) Telematics
6 1 (4.76%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) C#
2 8 (38.10%) C++
3 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 6 (28.57%) C
5 2 (9.52%) Java
6 1 (4.76%) Embedded C
6 1 (4.76%) SQL
6 1 (4.76%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) PhD
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) Xamarin