Period
to 20 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

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
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 90 92
Rank change year-on-year +29 +2 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 47 35 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 3.67% 2.16% 2.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.74% 2.21% 2.67%
Number of salaries quoted 41 22 51
Kent median annual salary £47,500 £48,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.56% +30.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,350 £31,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
South East median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Kent. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Kent
Permanent vacancies in Kent with a recognized job title 1,258 1,587 2,095
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.13% 97.84% 97.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1,071 1,332 1,894
Kent median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -4.76%
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £57,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings that featured Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

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
Salary Histogram in Kent

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Kent over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in Kent

Software Engineer
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the Kent region over the 6 months to 20 January 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
Dartford - 33 £48,750 - 1
Rochester +5 2 £26,500 -8.62% 3
Tonbridge - 1 £22,500 -
West Malling - 1 £45,000 - 1
Software Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 47 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 32 (68.09%) Windows
3 26 (55.32%) C#
4 25 (53.19%) OO
5 23 (48.94%) WPF
6 22 (46.81%) OOD
6 22 (46.81%) Microsoft
7 19 (40.43%) WCF
8 18 (38.30%) C++
9 17 (36.17%) Degree
10 11 (23.40%) Electronics
10 11 (23.40%) Device Driver
11 9 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (14.89%) Visualisation
13 6 (12.77%) Mathematics
13 6 (12.77%) JavaScript
14 5 (10.64%) C
14 5 (10.64%) Linux
14 5 (10.64%) UML
14 5 (10.64%) TCP/IP
14 5 (10.64%) Embedded Linux
15 4 (8.51%) Physics
15 4 (8.51%) Subversion
15 4 (8.51%) Scrum
15 4 (8.51%) Python
15 4 (8.51%) CSS
15 4 (8.51%) HTML
15 4 (8.51%) Git (software)
15 4 (8.51%) Software Architecture
15 4 (8.51%) Customer Requirements

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:

Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.13%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.64%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.13%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (2.13%) BigQuery
2 1 (2.13%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.13%) MySQL
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Git (software)
1 4 (8.51%) Subversion
2 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (23.40%) Electronics
2 3 (6.38%) Military
3 1 (2.13%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.13%) Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Finance
3 1 (2.13%) Games
3 1 (2.13%) Marketing
3 1 (2.13%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (48.94%) WPF
2 19 (40.43%) WCF
3 4 (8.51%) CSS
3 4 (8.51%) HTML
4 3 (6.38%) .NET
4 3 (6.38%) jQuery
4 3 (6.38%) Middleware
5 2 (4.26%) AngularJS
5 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET
5 2 (4.26%) CSS3
5 2 (4.26%) HTML5
5 2 (4.26%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (4.26%) Sinatra
5 2 (4.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (4.26%) WinForms
6 1 (2.13%) JSON
6 1 (2.13%) JSP
6 1 (2.13%) Spring
6 1 (2.13%) Spring MVC
6 1 (2.13%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.40%) Device Driver
2 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.38%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.13%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 32 (68.09%) Windows
2 5 (10.64%) Embedded Linux
2 5 (10.64%) Linux
3 1 (2.13%) Android
3 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 25 (53.19%) OO
3 22 (46.81%) OOD
4 9 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (14.89%) Visualisation
6 6 (12.77%) Mathematics
7 5 (10.64%) UML
8 4 (8.51%) Customer Requirements
8 4 (8.51%) Physics
8 4 (8.51%) Scrum
8 4 (8.51%) Software Architecture
9 3 (6.38%) Configuration Management
9 3 (6.38%) Device Driver Development
9 3 (6.38%) MVC
9 3 (6.38%) Video Processing
10 2 (4.26%) Concurrent Programming
10 2 (4.26%) Multithreading
10 2 (4.26%) MVVM
10 2 (4.26%) OOP
10 2 (4.26%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 26 (55.32%) C#
2 18 (38.30%) C++
3 6 (12.77%) JavaScript
4 5 (10.64%) C
5 4 (8.51%) Python
6 3 (6.38%) Bash Shell
6 3 (6.38%) Clojure
6 3 (6.38%) MATLAB
6 3 (6.38%) Ruby
7 2 (4.26%) Elixir
7 2 (4.26%) SQL
8 1 (2.13%) Go
8 1 (2.13%) Java
8 1 (2.13%) R
8 1 (2.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (36.17%) Degree
2 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.26%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.13%) Puppet
2 1 (2.13%) Terraform
Vendors
1 22 (46.81%) Microsoft