Period
to 20 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 6 months to 20 July 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
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 88 120
Rank change year-on-year +2 +32 -30
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 31 57 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.18% 2.71% 1.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.22% 2.76% 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 27 52 29
Kent median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -16.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £33,500
90th Percentile £55,250 £75,625 £52,500
South East median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.76% - -5.56%

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 1394 2067 1985
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 98.03% 98.29% 96.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1184 1802 1767
Kent median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +3.90% -3.75%
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £58,750 £61,150 £58,750
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

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 July 2017.

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 July 2017. 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 0 16 £40,000 +6.67% 1
Maidstone - 4 £52,500 -
Whitstable +1 2 £31,750 -0.78%
Rochester -4 1 £42,000 +5.00% 1
Westerham - 1 £40,000 -
Software Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 31 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 21 (67.74%) C++
3 10 (32.26%) Embedded Systems
3 10 (32.26%) ISO 9001
4 9 (29.03%) OO
4 9 (29.03%) C#
4 9 (29.03%) Device Driver
4 9 (29.03%) Middleware
4 9 (29.03%) Device Driver Development
5 8 (25.81%) C
5 8 (25.81%) Windows
5 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
6 7 (22.58%) Linux
6 7 (22.58%) OOD
6 7 (22.58%) WCF
6 7 (22.58%) WPF
7 6 (19.35%) Video Processing
7 6 (19.35%) Scrum
8 5 (16.13%) Java
8 5 (16.13%) .NET
8 5 (16.13%) Degree
9 4 (12.90%) Image Processing
9 4 (12.90%) Performance Analysis
9 4 (12.90%) ANSI C
9 4 (12.90%) Mentoring
9 4 (12.90%) Secure Coding
9 4 (12.90%) UML
9 4 (12.90%) TCP/IP
10 3 (9.68%) Embedded C
10 3 (9.68%) Embedded C++

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 2 (6.45%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.45%) CDMA
2 2 (6.45%) GSM
2 2 (6.45%) LTE
2 2 (6.45%) UMTS
3 1 (3.23%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) Big Data
1 1 (3.23%) DB2
1 1 (3.23%) Hadoop
1 1 (3.23%) MySQL
1 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.23%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) LabVIEW
1 2 (6.45%) Maven
1 2 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.23%) CodeWarrior
2 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.23%) JIRA
2 1 (3.23%) NetBeans
2 1 (3.23%) Subversion
General
1 3 (9.68%) Electronics
2 2 (6.45%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.23%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (29.03%) Middleware
2 7 (22.58%) WCF
2 7 (22.58%) WPF
3 5 (16.13%) .NET
4 2 (6.45%) JSON
4 2 (6.45%) SOAP
4 2 (6.45%) Spring
4 2 (6.45%) XML
5 1 (3.23%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
5 1 (3.23%) CSS
5 1 (3.23%) HTML
5 1 (3.23%) HTML5
5 1 (3.23%) jQuery
5 1 (3.23%) Kafka
5 1 (3.23%) REST
5 1 (3.23%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 10 (32.26%) Embedded Systems
2 9 (29.03%) Device Driver
3 3 (9.68%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (6.45%) Home Automation
5 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.23%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.81%) Windows
2 7 (22.58%) Linux
3 2 (6.45%) CentOS
4 1 (3.23%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 9 (29.03%) Device Driver Development
2 9 (29.03%) OO
3 7 (22.58%) OOD
4 6 (19.35%) Scrum
4 6 (19.35%) Video Processing
5 4 (12.90%) Image Processing
5 4 (12.90%) Mentoring
5 4 (12.90%) Performance Analysis
5 4 (12.90%) Secure Coding
5 4 (12.90%) UML
6 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (6.45%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (6.45%) Data Acquisition
7 2 (6.45%) DevOps
7 2 (6.45%) Kanban
7 2 (6.45%) MVC
7 2 (6.45%) TDD
7 2 (6.45%) Telematics
8 1 (3.23%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 21 (67.74%) C++
2 9 (29.03%) C#
3 8 (25.81%) C
4 5 (16.13%) Java
5 4 (12.90%) ANSI C
6 3 (9.68%) Embedded C
6 3 (9.68%) Embedded C++
6 3 (9.68%) SQL
7 2 (6.45%) Bash Shell
7 2 (6.45%) Go
7 2 (6.45%) Ruby
8 1 (3.23%) Assembly Language
8 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
8 1 (3.23%) PHP
8 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (32.26%) ISO 9001
2 1 (3.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) Firmware
2 1 (3.23%) Docker
Vendors
1 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.45%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.23%) Freescale
3 1 (3.23%) Vertica
Dartford, Kent
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000-55,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Rochester
Bluetown Online LTD
Posted: 24 days ago