Period
to 21 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 21 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
South East > Kent
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 32 66
Rank change year-on-year +3 +34 +8
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 63 87 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 6.15% 6.84% 3.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.93% 7.71% 4.09%
Number of salaries quoted 60 61 58
Kent median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% +6.67% -11.76%
10th Percentile £38,625 £24,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £58,750 £55,000 £61,250
South East median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 Kent with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Kent
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 909 1,128 1,588
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 88.68% 88.68% 89.16%
Number of salaries quoted 776 975 1,393
Kent median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Kent

Software Engineering
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Salary trend for Software Engineering in Kent

Software Engineering
Salary Histogram in Kent

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Kent over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Engineering in Kent

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the Kent region over the 6 months to 21 October 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 -10 15 £47,500 - 5
West Malling - 7 £42,500 -
Maidstone -13 6 £42,500 -8.11% 3
Ramsgate - 4 £50,000 -
Rochester +1 3 £50,000 +45.99% 3
Tonbridge -3 2 £45,000 +100.00%
Whitstable -7 2 £26,750 -15.75%
Broadstairs - 2 £40,000 -
Chatham - 1 £47,500 - 1
Deal - 1 £44,000 -
Sevenoaks - 1 £45,000 - 1
Stansted - 1 £40,000 -
Software Engineering
South East

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 Kent region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 32 (50.79%) .NET
2 30 (47.62%) C#
3 20 (31.75%) C++
3 20 (31.75%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (26.98%) Windows
4 17 (26.98%) OO
5 16 (25.40%) C
5 16 (25.40%) Microsoft
6 15 (23.81%) OOD
7 14 (22.22%) UML
7 14 (22.22%) Software Architecture
8 13 (20.63%) WPF
8 13 (20.63%) Ada
8 13 (20.63%) SQL
8 13 (20.63%) Requirements Analysis
8 13 (20.63%) Validation
8 13 (20.63%) Scrum
9 10 (15.87%) HTML
9 10 (15.87%) CSS
9 10 (15.87%) Git (software)
10 9 (14.29%) AngularJS
10 9 (14.29%) JavaScript
11 8 (12.70%) Electronics
11 8 (12.70%) TDD
11 8 (12.70%) Amazon AWS
12 7 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
12 7 (11.11%) Secure Coding
13 6 (9.52%) Visual Studio
13 6 (9.52%) ASP.NET
13 6 (9.52%) Linux

Software Engineering
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 1 (1.59%) Apache
1 1 (1.59%) CMS
1 1 (1.59%) Confluence
1 1 (1.59%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (3.17%) OrCAD
2 1 (1.59%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.70%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.17%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (3.17%) Google Analytics
3 2 (3.17%) NuGet
3 2 (3.17%) Serverless
4 1 (1.59%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (1.59%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (1.59%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.17%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.59%) CDMA
2 1 (1.59%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.59%) GSM
2 1 (1.59%) HTTP
2 1 (1.59%) LTE
2 1 (1.59%) SAN
2 1 (1.59%) SMS
2 1 (1.59%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.94%) PostgreSQL
1 5 (7.94%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.76%) MySQL
2 3 (4.76%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.17%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (3.17%) Cosmos DB
4 1 (1.59%) Big Data
4 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.59%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 10 (15.87%) Git (software)
2 6 (9.52%) Visual Studio
3 4 (6.35%) JIRA
4 3 (4.76%) Subversion
5 2 (3.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (3.17%) Bitbucket
5 2 (3.17%) Cucumber
5 2 (3.17%) SpecFlow
5 2 (3.17%) Visual Studio Code
6 1 (1.59%) Bower
6 1 (1.59%) git-flow
6 1 (1.59%) Grunt
6 1 (1.59%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.59%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.59%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (1.59%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (1.59%) PhpStorm
6 1 (1.59%) Protractor
6 1 (1.59%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (1.59%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (12.70%) Electronics
2 6 (9.52%) Military
3 4 (6.35%) Finance
4 3 (4.76%) Aerospace
4 3 (4.76%) Retail
5 2 (3.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (66.67%) Software Engineer
2 18 (28.57%) C# Software Engineer
3 16 (25.40%) Senior Software Engineer
4 15 (23.81%) .NET Software Engineer
5 13 (20.63%) Developer
6 10 (15.87%) C# Developer
7 8 (12.70%) .NET Developer
7 8 (12.70%) C# .NET Developer
8 7 (11.11%) C# Software Developer
8 7 (11.11%) Software Developer
9 6 (9.52%) .NET Software Developer
10 4 (6.35%) Software Team Leader
10 4 (6.35%) Team Leader
11 3 (4.76%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 3 (4.76%) Programmer
11 3 (4.76%) Software Programmer
12 2 (3.17%) DBA
12 2 (3.17%) Electronics Design Engineer
12 2 (3.17%) Embedded Engineer
12 2 (3.17%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (50.79%) .NET
2 13 (20.63%) WPF
3 10 (15.87%) CSS
3 10 (15.87%) HTML
4 9 (14.29%) AngularJS
5 6 (9.52%) ASP.NET
6 5 (7.94%) HTML5
7 4 (6.35%) Node.js
7 4 (6.35%) Spring
8 3 (4.76%) .NET Core
8 3 (4.76%) CSS3
8 3 (4.76%) JSON
8 3 (4.76%) React
8 3 (4.76%) REST
8 3 (4.76%) SOAP
8 3 (4.76%) Web Services
9 2 (3.17%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (3.17%) Hibernate
10 1 (1.59%) JSP
10 1 (1.59%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.76%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 3 (4.76%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.17%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.17%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (3.17%) Replication
3 1 (1.59%) Clustering
3 1 (1.59%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (26.98%) Windows
2 6 (9.52%) Linux
3 4 (6.35%) Android
4 2 (3.17%) Debian
4 2 (3.17%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.59%) AIX
5 1 (1.59%) CentOS
5 1 (1.59%) HPUX
5 1 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.59%) Solaris
5 1 (1.59%) SUSE
5 1 (1.59%) Unix
5 1 (1.59%) VxWorks
5 1 (1.59%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.59%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (31.75%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (26.98%) OO
3 15 (23.81%) OOD
4 14 (22.22%) Software Architecture
4 14 (22.22%) UML
5 13 (20.63%) Requirements Analysis
5 13 (20.63%) Scrum
5 13 (20.63%) Validation
6 8 (12.70%) TDD
7 7 (11.11%) Secure Coding
8 5 (7.94%) Change Control
8 5 (7.94%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (7.94%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (7.94%) Mentoring
9 4 (6.35%) Android Development
9 4 (6.35%) DevOps
9 4 (6.35%) MVC
10 3 (4.76%) BDD
10 3 (4.76%) Coaching
11 2 (3.17%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 30 (47.62%) C#
2 20 (31.75%) C++
3 16 (25.40%) C
4 13 (20.63%) Ada
4 13 (20.63%) SQL
5 9 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 5 (7.94%) TypeScript
7 3 (4.76%) Java
7 3 (4.76%) Python
8 2 (3.17%) Embedded C
8 2 (3.17%) Perl
8 2 (3.17%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.59%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.59%) Java 8
9 1 (1.59%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.59%) PHP
9 1 (1.59%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.59%) R
9 1 (1.59%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.59%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (7.94%) SC Cleared
1 5 (7.94%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.76%) Degree
3 1 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.94%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) Docker
1 1 (1.59%) Firmware
Vendors
1 16 (25.40%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.76%) MuleSoft
3 2 (3.17%) Google
3 2 (3.17%) Oracle
3 2 (3.17%) Percona
3 2 (3.17%) Red Hat
3 2 (3.17%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (3.17%) Splunk
4 1 (1.59%) IBM
4 1 (1.59%) SAP
4 1 (1.59%) Sun
4 1 (1.59%) Wind River