Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 31 57 63
Rank change year-on-year +26 +6 -32
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 72 63 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 6.88% 4.53% 3.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.40% 5.24% 4.16%
Number of salaries quoted 49 51 62
Essex median annual salary £40,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.81% +5.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £29,900
90th Percentile £55,500 £71,250 £68,750
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 857 1,202 1,755
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 81.93% 86.41% 92.47%
Number of salaries quoted 626 1,022 1,295
Essex median annual salary £42,500 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.53% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £22,500 £27,500 £29,300
90th Percentile £68,125 £70,000 £71,250
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 22 January 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 22 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
Chelmsford -2 15 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Colchester +19 14 £45,000 -1.10% 3
Epping +2 3 - -
Saffron Walden - 3 £40,000 - 8
Harlow +18 2 £50,000 -23.08% 4
Southend-on-Sea +3 2 £29,500 -65.29% 1
Witham +13 1 £50,000 -5.66%
Braintree - 1 £30,000 - 1
Maldon - 1 £40,000 - 1
Software Engineering
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 35 (48.61%) Degree
2 30 (41.67%) Java
3 28 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (27.78%) Automotive
5 17 (23.61%) Computer Science
5 17 (23.61%) DevOps
6 16 (22.22%) Web Development
6 16 (22.22%) C++
7 14 (19.44%) C#
7 14 (19.44%) JavaScript
7 14 (19.44%) Microsoft
8 13 (18.06%) Product Management
8 13 (18.06%) Mobile App
8 13 (18.06%) Mobile Application Development
9 11 (15.28%) Multithreading
9 11 (15.28%) Cloud Foundry
9 11 (15.28%) Computer Science Degree
9 11 (15.28%) JBoss
9 11 (15.28%) CSS
10 10 (13.89%) Windows
10 10 (13.89%) Issue Tracking
11 9 (12.50%) Subversion
11 9 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
11 9 (12.50%) HTML
11 9 (12.50%) Apache
12 8 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
12 8 (11.11%) PhD
12 8 (11.11%) Visual Studio
12 8 (11.11%) Spring
12 8 (11.11%) Finance

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 11 (15.28%) Cloud Foundry
1 11 (15.28%) JBoss
2 9 (12.50%) Apache
3 3 (4.17%) nginx
3 3 (4.17%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.17%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.78%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.39%) IIS
5 1 (1.39%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.72%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (6.94%) Akamai
2 5 (6.94%) SaaS
3 1 (1.39%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.78%) Internet
2 1 (1.39%) RapidIO
2 1 (1.39%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.72%) MySQL
2 5 (6.94%) Relational Database
2 5 (6.94%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.56%) RDBMS
4 3 (4.17%) JasperReports
5 1 (1.39%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.39%) MariaDB
5 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (12.50%) Subversion
2 8 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 8 (11.11%) Visual Studio
3 6 (8.33%) Maven
3 6 (8.33%) Moq
3 6 (8.33%) NUnit
4 5 (6.94%) JUnit
5 4 (5.56%) Ant
6 2 (2.78%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.78%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (1.39%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.39%) Gradle
7 1 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.39%) TeamCity
General
1 20 (27.78%) Automotive
2 8 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (1.39%) Banking
3 1 (1.39%) Law
3 1 (1.39%) Retail
Job Titles
1 47 (65.28%) Software Engineer
2 22 (30.56%) Java Engineer
2 22 (30.56%) Java Software Engineer
3 16 (22.22%) Graduate
4 14 (19.44%) Developer
5 10 (13.89%) Senior Software Engineer
6 7 (9.72%) IT Graduate
7 6 (8.33%) Embedded Engineer
7 6 (8.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 6 (8.33%) Software Engineering Graduate
8 5 (6.94%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (6.94%) Java Developer
8 5 (6.94%) JavaScript Developer
8 5 (6.94%) Software Developer
9 3 (4.17%) Graduate Developer
9 3 (4.17%) Junior
9 3 (4.17%) LAMP Developer
9 3 (4.17%) Senior Java Engineer
9 3 (4.17%) Senior Java Software Engineer
9 3 (4.17%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.28%) CSS
2 9 (12.50%) HTML
3 8 (11.11%) Spring
4 6 (8.33%) AngularJS
4 6 (8.33%) Hibernate
5 5 (6.94%) .NET
5 5 (6.94%) Java EE
5 5 (6.94%) JMS
5 5 (6.94%) jQuery
5 5 (6.94%) JSON
5 5 (6.94%) REST
5 5 (6.94%) Swing
5 5 (6.94%) Web Services
6 4 (5.56%) Ajax
6 4 (5.56%) Middleware
7 3 (4.17%) Apache Flex
7 3 (4.17%) AWT
7 3 (4.17%) GWT
7 3 (4.17%) LAMP
7 3 (4.17%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.06%) Mobile App
2 7 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.72%) Cyberthreat
2 7 (9.72%) Social Media
3 4 (5.56%) CUDA
3 4 (5.56%) User Experience
4 3 (4.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.78%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.39%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.39%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.89%) Windows
2 7 (9.72%) Linux
3 6 (8.33%) Android
3 6 (8.33%) Apple iOS
3 6 (8.33%) Windows 10
3 6 (8.33%) Windows 7
4 3 (4.17%) CentOS
4 3 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.39%) VxWorks
5 1 (1.39%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (23.61%) Computer Science
2 17 (23.61%) DevOps
3 16 (22.22%) Web Development
4 13 (18.06%) Mobile Application Development
4 13 (18.06%) Product Management
5 11 (15.28%) Multithreading
6 10 (13.89%) Issue Tracking
7 7 (9.72%) Project Management
8 6 (8.33%) Analytics
8 6 (8.33%) Android Development
8 6 (8.33%) iOS Development
8 6 (8.33%) MVC
8 6 (8.33%) Software Delivery
8 6 (8.33%) TDD
8 6 (8.33%) Test Automation
9 5 (6.94%) Front End Development
9 5 (6.94%) OO
9 5 (6.94%) Unit Testing
10 4 (5.56%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 30 (41.67%) Java
2 16 (22.22%) C++
3 14 (19.44%) C#
3 14 (19.44%) JavaScript
4 6 (8.33%) C
5 5 (6.94%) Java 8
5 5 (6.94%) SQL
6 3 (4.17%) PHP
7 2 (2.78%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.39%) Embedded C
8 1 (1.39%) ES6
8 1 (1.39%) Python
8 1 (1.39%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.39%) VC++
Qualifications
1 35 (48.61%) Degree
2 11 (15.28%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (11.11%) PhD
4 6 (8.33%) Security Cleared
5 5 (6.94%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 6 (8.33%) Docker
2 3 (4.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.39%) Docker Swarm
1 1 (1.39%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 14 (19.44%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.17%) Adobe
2 3 (4.17%) Google
3 1 (1.39%) Intel
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle