Period
to 6 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 6 months to 6 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
6 months to
6 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 20 33 46
Rank change year-on-year +13 +13 +13
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 91 73 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 10.63% 6.03% 4.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.99% 7.21% 5.40%
Number of salaries quoted 40 53 55
Essex median annual salary £53,750 £40,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +34.38% -20.00% -
10th Percentile £33,625 £24,000 £33,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £59,500 £70,750
East of England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.00% - +11.11%

Software Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Essex
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 759 1,013 1,223
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 88.67% 83.65% 86.61%
Number of salaries quoted 492 769 1,021
Essex median annual salary £44,867 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.57% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £23,000 £22,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £67,500
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Essex

Software Engineering
Salary Trend in Essex

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

Salary trend for Software Engineering in Essex

Software Engineering
Salary Histogram in Essex

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Essex over the 6 months to 6 December 2019.

Salary histogram for Software Engineering in Essex

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the Essex region over the 6 months to 6 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
Colchester -5 30 £70,000 +55.56% 10
Chelmsford +15 22 £42,500 +9.68% 5
Harlow +10 11 £52,500 +5.00% 1
Saffron Walden +4 3 - - 4
Southend-on-Sea +4 3 £60,000 +103.39%
Rayleigh - 2 £30,000 - 3
Brentwood - 2 - - 1
Basildon - 1 £36,000 - 3
Witham - 1 £40,000 -
Software Engineering
East of England

For the 6 months to 6 December 2019, IT jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 42 (46.15%) JavaScript
2 38 (41.76%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (35.16%) C
4 31 (34.07%) CSS
5 30 (32.97%) Java
6 29 (31.87%) Relational Database
7 28 (30.77%) Degree
8 25 (27.47%) REST
9 24 (26.37%) Scrum
10 22 (24.18%) Spring
10 22 (24.18%) Security Cleared
11 21 (23.08%) SQL
11 21 (23.08%) C++
12 20 (21.98%) TDD
13 19 (20.88%) Electronics
13 19 (20.88%) Continuous Integration
13 19 (20.88%) UML
13 19 (20.88%) JBoss
13 19 (20.88%) Middleware
13 19 (20.88%) RDBMS
13 19 (20.88%) Active Directory
14 18 (19.78%) Web Services
15 17 (18.68%) HTML
16 16 (17.58%) Hibernate
16 16 (17.58%) Kanban
16 16 (17.58%) Unit Testing
16 16 (17.58%) Physics
16 16 (17.58%) Google
16 16 (17.58%) JUnit
16 16 (17.58%) JMS

Software Engineering
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 19 (20.88%) JBoss
2 15 (16.48%) Apache
3 5 (5.49%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (5.49%) IIS
4 2 (2.20%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.49%) Azure
2 3 (3.30%) AWS
3 2 (2.20%) Apigee
3 2 (2.20%) Google Analytics
3 2 (2.20%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.49%) Firewall
1 5 (5.49%) VPN
2 2 (2.20%) HTTP
3 1 (1.10%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (31.87%) Relational Database
2 19 (20.88%) RDBMS
3 14 (15.38%) Geospatial Data
3 14 (15.38%) GIS
3 14 (15.38%) JasperReports
3 14 (15.38%) SQL Server
4 7 (7.69%) NoSQL
5 5 (5.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (3.30%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (1.10%) FileMaker
7 1 (1.10%) MS Access
7 1 (1.10%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (17.58%) JUnit
2 15 (16.48%) JIRA
3 14 (15.38%) Ant
3 14 (15.38%) Maven
4 12 (13.19%) ClearQuest
4 12 (13.19%) CruiseControl
4 12 (13.19%) FishEye
4 12 (13.19%) Hudson
4 12 (13.19%) Jenkins
4 12 (13.19%) TeamCity
5 5 (5.49%) webpack
6 3 (3.30%) Selenium
7 2 (2.20%) Bitbucket
7 2 (2.20%) Mockito
7 2 (2.20%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (2.20%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (2.20%) Visual Website Optimizer
8 1 (1.10%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (1.10%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 19 (20.88%) Electronics
2 10 (10.99%) Aerospace
3 7 (7.69%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.30%) Retail
5 2 (2.20%) Finance
5 2 (2.20%) Marketing
6 1 (1.10%) Advertising
6 1 (1.10%) Automotive
6 1 (1.10%) Games
6 1 (1.10%) Publishing
6 1 (1.10%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 62 (68.13%) Software Engineer
2 26 (28.57%) Developer
3 17 (18.68%) Principal Engineer
3 17 (18.68%) Principal Software Engineer
4 16 (17.58%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 14 (15.38%) Embedded Engineer
6 13 (14.29%) Programmer
7 11 (12.09%) JavaScript Developer
7 11 (12.09%) React Developer
8 10 (10.99%) Integration Engineer
8 10 (10.99%) Software Integration Engineer
9 9 (9.89%) JavaScript Engineer
9 9 (9.89%) Mobile Developer
9 9 (9.89%) Mobile Engineer
9 9 (9.89%) Mobile Software Engineer
9 9 (9.89%) Software Programmer
9 9 (9.89%) SQL Developer
9 9 (9.89%) SQL Programmer
10 8 (8.79%) Senior Software Engineer
11 6 (6.59%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (34.07%) CSS
2 25 (27.47%) REST
3 22 (24.18%) Spring
4 19 (20.88%) Middleware
5 18 (19.78%) Web Services
6 17 (18.68%) HTML
7 16 (17.58%) Hibernate
7 16 (17.58%) JMS
8 14 (15.38%) .NET
8 14 (15.38%) Ajax
8 14 (15.38%) Apache Flex
8 14 (15.38%) AWT
8 14 (15.38%) GWT
8 14 (15.38%) JSON
8 14 (15.38%) Swing
9 10 (10.99%) React
10 8 (8.79%) .NET Framework
10 8 (8.79%) AngularJS
10 8 (8.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 5 (5.49%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 8 (8.79%) Management Information System
2 8 (8.79%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (7.69%) User Experience
4 3 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.20%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.10%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.19%) Linux
2 11 (12.09%) Windows
3 5 (5.49%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (41.76%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (26.37%) Scrum
3 20 (21.98%) TDD
4 19 (20.88%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (20.88%) UML
5 16 (17.58%) Kanban
5 16 (17.58%) Physics
5 16 (17.58%) Unit Testing
6 15 (16.48%) DevOps
7 14 (15.38%) Continuous Deployment
7 14 (15.38%) DevSecOps
7 14 (15.38%) OO
7 14 (15.38%) Open Source
7 14 (15.38%) SDLC
7 14 (15.38%) Web Development
8 12 (13.19%) Issue Tracking
8 12 (13.19%) Mathematics
8 12 (13.19%) Project Delivery
8 12 (13.19%) Project Management
9 11 (12.09%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 42 (46.15%) JavaScript
2 32 (35.16%) C
3 30 (32.97%) Java
4 21 (23.08%) C++
4 21 (23.08%) SQL
5 14 (15.38%) Java 8
6 12 (13.19%) C#
7 10 (10.99%) T-SQL
8 7 (7.69%) Ada
9 5 (5.49%) Perl
9 5 (5.49%) PowerShell
9 5 (5.49%) Shell Script
9 5 (5.49%) TypeScript
10 4 (4.40%) PHP
10 4 (4.40%) Python
11 2 (2.20%) PL/SQL
12 1 (1.10%) Embedded C
12 1 (1.10%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 28 (30.77%) Degree
2 22 (24.18%) Security Cleared
3 13 (14.29%) DV Cleared
4 9 (9.89%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (3.30%) Chartered Engineer
5 3 (3.30%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.59%) QA
2 5 (5.49%) Data Quality
2 5 (5.49%) GDPR
3 1 (1.10%) MISRA
3 1 (1.10%) MISRA C
System Software
1 19 (20.88%) Active Directory
2 12 (13.19%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (7.69%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 16 (17.58%) Google
2 14 (15.38%) Adobe
3 12 (13.19%) Atlassian
4 8 (8.79%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.20%) Oracle
6 1 (1.10%) Intel
6 1 (1.10%) VMware