Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 48 62
Rank change year-on-year +9 +14 -34
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 65 68 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 5.27% 4.73% 3.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.39% 5.46% 4.16%
Number of salaries quoted 52 56 65
Essex median annual salary £40,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% -4.76% +31.25%
10th Percentile £24,000 £32,500 £30,350
90th Percentile £59,750 £70,000 £68,750
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%

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 1,018 1,246 1,923
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 82.56% 86.59% 89.82%
Number of salaries quoted 794 1,036 1,476
Essex median annual salary £42,500 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.59% +1.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £24,000 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £68,750
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% -

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 16 November 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 16 November 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
Chelmsford +11 20 £37,500 -25.00% 6
Colchester +9 20 £42,500 -1.16% 5
Harlow 0 4 £50,000 -23.08% 2
Saffron Walden +5 3 £40,000 +60.00% 13
Southend-on-Sea -8 2 £29,500 -65.29%
Epping - 1 - -
Software Engineering
East of England

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 36 (55.38%) Java
1 36 (55.38%) Degree
2 32 (49.23%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (35.38%) Automotive
4 17 (26.15%) SQL
4 17 (26.15%) Spring
4 17 (26.15%) Computer Science
5 16 (24.62%) MVC
6 15 (23.08%) Java EE
6 15 (23.08%) JavaScript
6 15 (23.08%) C#
6 15 (23.08%) HTML
7 14 (21.54%) MySQL
7 14 (21.54%) JBoss
7 14 (21.54%) Subversion
8 13 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 13 (20.00%) SQL Server
8 13 (20.00%) Git (software)
8 13 (20.00%) DevOps
9 12 (18.46%) Computer Science Degree
9 12 (18.46%) TDD
9 12 (18.46%) Hibernate
10 11 (16.92%) JUnit
10 11 (16.92%) C++
10 11 (16.92%) CSS
11 10 (15.38%) Multithreading
11 10 (15.38%) Issue Tracking
11 10 (15.38%) Windows
11 10 (15.38%) J2EE
12 9 (13.85%) Web Development

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 14 (21.54%) JBoss
2 6 (9.23%) Apache
3 5 (7.69%) Cloud Foundry
3 5 (7.69%) WebSphere
4 4 (6.15%) IIS
4 4 (6.15%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.54%) nginx
5 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.54%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.54%) WildFly
Applications
1 8 (12.31%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (12.31%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.77%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (7.69%) Akamai
3 1 (1.54%) GitHub
3 1 (1.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.54%) HTTP
1 1 (1.54%) Internet
1 1 (1.54%) RapidIO
1 1 (1.54%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (21.54%) MySQL
2 13 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 9 (13.85%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.62%) Oracle Database
5 2 (3.08%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.54%) JasperReports
6 1 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (21.54%) Subversion
2 13 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 11 (16.92%) JUnit
4 6 (9.23%) Moq
4 6 (9.23%) NUnit
4 6 (9.23%) Visual Studio
5 4 (6.15%) TeamCity
6 3 (4.62%) Jenkins
6 3 (4.62%) Maven
7 2 (3.08%) Ant
7 2 (3.08%) Grunt
8 1 (1.54%) Bitbucket
8 1 (1.54%) Bower
8 1 (1.54%) Gradle
8 1 (1.54%) JIRA
8 1 (1.54%) webpack
General
1 23 (35.38%) Automotive
2 6 (9.23%) Finance
3 4 (6.15%) Retail
4 3 (4.62%) Games
5 2 (3.08%) Back Office
6 1 (1.54%) Electronics
6 1 (1.54%) Law
6 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 34 (52.31%) Software Engineer
2 25 (38.46%) Developer
3 20 (30.77%) Java Developer
4 18 (27.69%) Graduate
5 16 (24.62%) Java Engineer
5 16 (24.62%) Java Software Engineer
6 12 (18.46%) Graduate Developer
7 11 (16.92%) Graduate Java Developer
8 10 (15.38%) Junior
8 10 (15.38%) Junior Developer
8 10 (15.38%) Junior Java Developer
8 10 (15.38%) SQL Developer
9 9 (13.85%) Senior Software Engineer
10 8 (12.31%) Graduate J2EE Developer
10 8 (12.31%) Graduate Java J2EE Developer
10 8 (12.31%) Graduate SQL Developer
10 8 (12.31%) J2EE Developer
10 8 (12.31%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 8 (12.31%) Junior J2EE Developer
10 8 (12.31%) Junior Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (26.15%) Spring
2 15 (23.08%) HTML
2 15 (23.08%) Java EE
3 12 (18.46%) Hibernate
4 11 (16.92%) CSS
5 10 (15.38%) J2EE
6 9 (13.85%) JPA
6 9 (13.85%) jQuery
6 9 (13.85%) Web Services
7 8 (12.31%) Struts
7 8 (12.31%) Swing
8 7 (10.77%) Ajax
9 6 (9.23%) Java SE
10 5 (7.69%) .NET
10 5 (7.69%) JSON
10 5 (7.69%) RESTful
11 4 (6.15%) AngularJS
11 4 (6.15%) ASP.NET
11 4 (6.15%) Entity Framework
11 4 (6.15%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (26.15%) Computer Science
2 7 (10.77%) Mobile App
3 6 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (9.23%) Cyberthreat
3 6 (9.23%) Social Media
4 4 (6.15%) CUDA
4 4 (6.15%) User Experience
5 2 (3.08%) Online Gambling
5 2 (3.08%) Social Gaming
6 1 (1.54%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.54%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.38%) Windows
2 6 (9.23%) Linux
2 6 (9.23%) Windows 10
2 6 (9.23%) Windows 7
3 4 (6.15%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.54%) Android
4 1 (1.54%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.54%) CentOS
4 1 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.54%) Unix
4 1 (1.54%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (49.23%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (24.62%) MVC
3 13 (20.00%) DevOps
4 12 (18.46%) TDD
5 10 (15.38%) Issue Tracking
5 10 (15.38%) Multithreading
6 9 (13.85%) Unit Testing
6 9 (13.85%) Web Development
7 8 (12.31%) OO
7 8 (12.31%) Pair Programming
8 7 (10.77%) Mobile Application Development
8 7 (10.77%) OOP
9 6 (9.23%) Product Management
9 6 (9.23%) Project Management
9 6 (9.23%) Scrum
9 6 (9.23%) Test Automation
10 5 (7.69%) Software Delivery
11 4 (6.15%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (6.15%) Physics
11 4 (6.15%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 36 (55.38%) Java
2 17 (26.15%) SQL
3 15 (23.08%) C#
3 15 (23.08%) JavaScript
4 11 (16.92%) C++
5 9 (13.85%) Java 8
6 6 (9.23%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.08%) C
7 2 (3.08%) ES6
7 2 (3.08%) PHP
7 2 (3.08%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.54%) Embedded C
8 1 (1.54%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 36 (55.38%) Degree
2 12 (18.46%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (9.23%) PhD
4 3 (4.62%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.08%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.54%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.62%) QA
System Software
1 5 (7.69%) Docker
2 1 (1.54%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 13 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.62%) Oracle
3 2 (3.08%) Adobe
4 1 (1.54%) EMC
4 1 (1.54%) Google
4 1 (1.54%) Intel
4 1 (1.54%) Xamarin