Period
to 19 September 2018

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 19 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 58 68
Rank change year-on-year +9 +10 -38
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 52 78 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 3.96% 4.67% 3.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.71% 5.39% 4.14%
Number of salaries quoted 41 56 65
Essex median annual salary £40,000 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% -9.09% +29.41%
10th Percentile £24,000 £32,250 £33,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £68,750 £63,750
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +4.65%

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 1,103 1,447 1,788
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 84.07% 86.65% 89.27%
Number of salaries quoted 896 1,179 1,427
Essex median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £24,625 £28,374 £23,000
90th Percentile £66,875 £65,000 £66,250
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%

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 19 September 2018.

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 19 September 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
Colchester +8 22 £38,750 +10.71% 4
Chelmsford +10 18 £24,000 -52.00% 4
Harlow -9 4 £50,000 -23.08% 5
Southend-on-Sea -7 3 £35,000 -58.82% 1
Saffron Walden +5 1 £40,000 +21.21% 6
Software Engineering
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, 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 31 (59.62%) Degree
2 29 (55.77%) Java
3 23 (44.23%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (42.31%) SQL
5 19 (36.54%) MVC
5 19 (36.54%) Computer Science
6 18 (34.62%) Spring
6 18 (34.62%) Java EE
6 18 (34.62%) HTML
7 16 (30.77%) MySQL
8 15 (28.85%) C#
8 15 (28.85%) JavaScript
8 15 (28.85%) Subversion
9 14 (26.92%) SQL Server
10 13 (25.00%) J2EE
10 13 (25.00%) JBoss
11 12 (23.08%) Hibernate
11 12 (23.08%) Automotive
11 12 (23.08%) Computer Science Degree
12 11 (21.15%) Git (software)
12 11 (21.15%) Microsoft
12 11 (21.15%) JUnit
12 11 (21.15%) CSS
12 11 (21.15%) TDD
12 11 (21.15%) jQuery
13 10 (19.23%) JPA
13 10 (19.23%) Relational Database
14 9 (17.31%) Unit Testing
14 9 (17.31%) Pair Programming
14 9 (17.31%) Struts

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 13 (25.00%) JBoss
2 5 (9.62%) WebSphere
3 4 (7.69%) Apache
3 4 (7.69%) Cloud Foundry
3 4 (7.69%) IIS
3 4 (7.69%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.92%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.92%) WildFly
Applications
1 8 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (13.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.62%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (7.69%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) HTTP
1 1 (1.92%) RapidIO
1 1 (1.92%) SMS
1 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (30.77%) MySQL
2 14 (26.92%) SQL Server
3 10 (19.23%) Relational Database
4 5 (9.62%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.92%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (28.85%) Subversion
2 11 (21.15%) Git (software)
2 11 (21.15%) JUnit
3 5 (9.62%) Moq
3 5 (9.62%) NUnit
4 4 (7.69%) TeamCity
4 4 (7.69%) Visual Studio
5 3 (5.77%) Grunt
6 2 (3.85%) JIRA
6 2 (3.85%) webpack
7 1 (1.92%) Ant
7 1 (1.92%) Bower
7 1 (1.92%) Gradle
7 1 (1.92%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.92%) Maven
7 1 (1.92%) Rational DOORS
General
1 12 (23.08%) Automotive
2 5 (9.62%) Games
3 4 (7.69%) Retail
4 2 (3.85%) Back Office
4 2 (3.85%) Electronics
5 1 (1.92%) Law
5 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.92%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (51.92%) Developer
2 22 (42.31%) Java Developer
2 22 (42.31%) Software Engineer
3 15 (28.85%) Graduate
3 15 (28.85%) Graduate Developer
4 14 (26.92%) Graduate Java Developer
5 13 (25.00%) Junior
5 13 (25.00%) Junior Developer
5 13 (25.00%) Junior Java Developer
6 11 (21.15%) SQL Developer
7 9 (17.31%) Graduate J2EE Developer
7 9 (17.31%) Graduate Java J2EE Developer
7 9 (17.31%) Graduate SQL Developer
7 9 (17.31%) J2EE Developer
7 9 (17.31%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 9 (17.31%) Junior J2EE Developer
7 9 (17.31%) Junior Java/J2EE Developer
7 9 (17.31%) Junior SQL Developer
8 8 (15.38%) Senior Software Engineer
9 7 (13.46%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (34.62%) HTML
1 18 (34.62%) Java EE
1 18 (34.62%) Spring
2 13 (25.00%) J2EE
3 12 (23.08%) Hibernate
4 11 (21.15%) CSS
4 11 (21.15%) jQuery
5 10 (19.23%) JPA
6 9 (17.31%) Struts
6 9 (17.31%) Swing
7 8 (15.38%) Ajax
7 8 (15.38%) Web Services
8 6 (11.54%) .NET
8 6 (11.54%) Java SE
9 5 (9.62%) ASP.NET
9 5 (9.62%) JSP
9 5 (9.62%) Servlets
9 5 (9.62%) Spring MVC
10 4 (7.69%) .NET Framework
10 4 (7.69%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (36.54%) Computer Science
2 4 (7.69%) User Experience
3 3 (5.77%) CUDA
4 2 (3.85%) Online Gambling
4 2 (3.85%) Social Gaming
5 1 (1.92%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.38%) Windows
2 5 (9.62%) Linux
3 4 (7.69%) Windows 10
3 4 (7.69%) Windows 7
3 4 (7.69%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.92%) Android
4 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.92%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.92%) Unix
4 1 (1.92%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (44.23%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (36.54%) MVC
3 11 (21.15%) TDD
4 9 (17.31%) OO
4 9 (17.31%) OOP
4 9 (17.31%) Pair Programming
4 9 (17.31%) Unit Testing
5 8 (15.38%) Issue Tracking
5 8 (15.38%) Multithreading
6 7 (13.46%) DevOps
7 6 (11.54%) Scrum
8 5 (9.62%) E-Commerce
8 5 (9.62%) Software Delivery
8 5 (9.62%) Test Automation
9 4 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (7.69%) Inversion of Control
9 4 (7.69%) Kanban
9 4 (7.69%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 29 (55.77%) Java
2 22 (42.31%) SQL
3 15 (28.85%) C#
3 15 (28.85%) JavaScript
4 8 (15.38%) C++
4 8 (15.38%) Java 8
4 8 (15.38%) T-SQL
5 4 (7.69%) C
5 4 (7.69%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.85%) Embedded C
6 2 (3.85%) ES6
6 2 (3.85%) PHP
7 1 (1.92%) Python
7 1 (1.92%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.92%) XAML
Qualifications
1 31 (59.62%) Degree
2 12 (23.08%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (3.85%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.92%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.92%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.69%) Docker
2 1 (1.92%) Firmware
Vendors
1 11 (21.15%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.62%) Oracle
3 1 (1.92%) Adobe
3 1 (1.92%) EMC
3 1 (1.92%) Intel
3 1 (1.92%) Xamarin