The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineer
South East / Kent
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 67 75
Rank change year-on-year -6 +8  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 6 38 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.78% 3.43% 1.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 3.49% 1.85%
Number of salaries quoted 3 34 17
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Kent
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 753 1088 919
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 98.17% 98.19% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 634 945 828
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Kent

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Salary trend for Software Engineer in Kent

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

For the 6 months to 26 April 2017, Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Kent region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 27 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 12 (44.44%) C
2 12 (44.44%) C++
3 11 (40.74%) JavaScript
4 10 (37.04%) Continuous Delivery
5 9 (33.33%) Scrum
5 9 (33.33%) Embedded C
6 8 (29.63%) HTTP
6 8 (29.63%) Firmware
6 8 (29.63%) Redux
6 8 (29.63%) Software Delivery
6 8 (29.63%) React
6 8 (29.63%) Microservices
6 8 (29.63%) GitHub
6 8 (29.63%) Open Source
6 8 (29.63%) Node.js
7 7 (25.93%) Embedded Linux
7 7 (25.93%) Mathematics
7 7 (25.93%) Linux
8 6 (22.22%) UML
8 6 (22.22%) C#
8 6 (22.22%) Configuration Management
8 6 (22.22%) Subversion
8 6 (22.22%) Git (software)
9 5 (18.52%) Signal Processing
9 5 (18.52%) Qt
9 5 (18.52%) Algorithms
9 5 (18.52%) Kalman Filter
9 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (18.52%) TDD

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 3 (11.11%) NServiceBus
2 2 (7.41%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (29.63%) GitHub
2 2 (7.41%) PaaS
3 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (29.63%) HTTP
2 1 (3.70%) Bluetooth
2 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) Git (software)
1 6 (22.22%) Subversion
2 4 (14.81%) Visual Studio
3 3 (11.11%) SpecFlow
3 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (7.41%) LabVIEW
5 1 (3.70%) CodeWarrior
General
1 5 (18.52%) Electronics
2 1 (3.70%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (29.63%) Node.js
1 8 (29.63%) React
1 8 (29.63%) Redux
2 5 (18.52%) .NET
2 5 (18.52%) Qt
3 4 (14.81%) .NET Framework
3 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET
3 4 (14.81%) Entity Framework
4 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 3 (11.11%) CSS
4 3 (11.11%) HTML
4 3 (11.11%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (11.11%) RESTful
4 3 (11.11%) Unity DI Container
4 3 (11.11%) Web Services
5 1 (3.70%) Sass
5 1 (3.70%) WCF
5 1 (3.70%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Algorithms
1 5 (18.52%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (7.41%) Home Automation
2 2 (7.41%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.93%) Embedded Linux
1 7 (25.93%) Linux
2 2 (7.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 10 (37.04%) Continuous Delivery
3 9 (33.33%) Scrum
4 8 (29.63%) Microservices
4 8 (29.63%) Open Source
4 8 (29.63%) Software Delivery
5 7 (25.93%) Mathematics
6 6 (22.22%) Configuration Management
6 6 (22.22%) UML
7 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (18.52%) Kalman Filter
7 5 (18.52%) MVC
7 5 (18.52%) OO
7 5 (18.52%) OOD
7 5 (18.52%) Requirements Analysis
7 5 (18.52%) Signal Processing
7 5 (18.52%) TDD
7 5 (18.52%) Validation
8 3 (11.11%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
8 3 (11.11%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 12 (44.44%) C
1 12 (44.44%) C++
2 11 (40.74%) JavaScript
3 9 (33.33%) Embedded C
4 6 (22.22%) C#
5 5 (18.52%) SQL
6 4 (14.81%) T-SQL
7 3 (11.11%) Bash Shell
7 3 (11.11%) Embedded C++
7 3 (11.11%) Java
8 2 (7.41%) Go
8 2 (7.41%) Ruby
9 1 (3.70%) MATLAB
9 1 (3.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 8 (29.63%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) Freescale
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle
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