Period
to 21 June 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 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
South East > Kent
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 53 73 54
Rank change year-on-year +20 -19 +24
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 56 45 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 4.69% 3.07% 4.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.48% 3.53% 5.13%
Number of salaries quoted 52 35 91
Kent median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £37,500 £27,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £55,000 £76,250
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 1,022 1,276 1,890
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 85.52% 86.98% 90.52%
Number of salaries quoted 903 1,057 1,643
Kent median annual salary £42,000 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -3.75% -
10th Percentile £24,664 £26,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £61,250 £60,000
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 June 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 June 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 +4 18 £47,500 +26.67% 3
Tunbridge Wells - 7 £47,500 -
Tonbridge -3 3 £40,000 - 1
Rochester 0 2 - - 1
Ramsgate - 2 £42,500 - 1
Maidstone +1 1 £40,000 -5.88% 4
Sevenoaks - 1 £57,500 -
Stansted - 1 £40,000 - 1
West Malling - 1 - - 2
Software Engineering
South East

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 36 (64.29%) C#
2 25 (44.64%) Windows
3 22 (39.29%) .NET
4 17 (30.36%) Microsoft
5 16 (28.57%) OO
5 16 (28.57%) WPF
6 15 (26.79%) OOD
7 14 (25.00%) SQL
8 12 (21.43%) JavaScript
8 12 (21.43%) ASP.NET
8 12 (21.43%) WCF
8 12 (21.43%) Degree
9 11 (19.64%) C++
9 11 (19.64%) Electronics
10 9 (16.07%) Node.js
10 9 (16.07%) ASP.NET Web API
11 8 (14.29%) T-SQL
11 8 (14.29%) C
11 8 (14.29%) Computer Science
11 8 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (12.50%) Military
12 7 (12.50%) UML
12 7 (12.50%) Software Architecture
13 6 (10.71%) React
13 6 (10.71%) Ada
13 6 (10.71%) CSS
13 6 (10.71%) MySQL
13 6 (10.71%) Validation
13 6 (10.71%) Requirements Analysis
14 5 (8.93%) SC Cleared

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 3 (5.36%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.14%) npm
2 3 (5.36%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.36%) Google Play
2 3 (5.36%) iTunes
2 3 (5.36%) Yarn
3 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.79%) IaaS
4 1 (1.79%) NuGet
4 1 (1.79%) PaaS
4 1 (1.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.57%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.79%) DHCP
2 1 (1.79%) DNS
2 1 (1.79%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.71%) MySQL
2 4 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.36%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (5.36%) NoSQL
3 3 (5.36%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Git (software)
1 4 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (7.14%) Visual Studio
1 4 (7.14%) webpack
2 3 (5.36%) Babel
2 3 (5.36%) Log4Net
2 3 (5.36%) MSBuild
2 3 (5.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (5.36%) Subversion
3 1 (1.79%) Bower
3 1 (1.79%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 11 (19.64%) Electronics
2 7 (12.50%) Military
3 3 (5.36%) Publishing
4 2 (3.57%) Aerospace
4 2 (3.57%) Finance
5 1 (1.79%) Marketing
5 1 (1.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (58.93%) Software Engineer
2 21 (37.50%) C# Software Engineer
3 17 (30.36%) Developer
4 9 (16.07%) Applications Developer
5 8 (14.29%) Software Developer
6 7 (12.50%) C# Developer
7 6 (10.71%) Software Team Leader
7 6 (10.71%) Team Leader
8 5 (8.93%) .NET Developer
8 5 (8.93%) .NET Software Engineer
8 5 (8.93%) C# Application Developer
8 5 (8.93%) Lead Software Engineer
8 5 (8.93%) Senior Software Engineer
9 4 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
9 4 (7.14%) Web Applications Developer
10 3 (5.36%) .NET Web Applications Developer
10 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET Web Applications Developer
10 3 (5.36%) C# Web Applications Developer
10 3 (5.36%) Graduate ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (5.36%) Junior C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (39.29%) .NET
2 16 (28.57%) WPF
3 12 (21.43%) ASP.NET
3 12 (21.43%) WCF
4 9 (16.07%) ASP.NET Web API
4 9 (16.07%) Node.js
5 6 (10.71%) CSS
5 6 (10.71%) React
6 5 (8.93%) .NET Framework
7 4 (7.14%) Backbone.js
8 3 (5.36%) AngularJS
8 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (5.36%) Autofac
8 3 (5.36%) Dapper ORM
8 3 (5.36%) Entity Framework
8 3 (5.36%) HTML
8 3 (5.36%) Jest
8 3 (5.36%) Marionette.js
8 3 (5.36%) Redux
8 3 (5.36%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 4 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (5.36%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (5.36%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.36%) NHS
3 3 (5.36%) Replication
4 2 (3.57%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.79%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.79%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 25 (44.64%) Windows
2 5 (8.93%) Android
2 5 (8.93%) Linux
2 5 (8.93%) Windows 10
3 3 (5.36%) Apple iOS
3 3 (5.36%) Debian
3 3 (5.36%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.79%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.79%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (28.57%) OO
2 15 (26.79%) OOD
3 8 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (12.50%) Software Architecture
4 7 (12.50%) UML
5 6 (10.71%) Requirements Analysis
5 6 (10.71%) Validation
6 5 (8.93%) Android Development
6 5 (8.93%) Project Management
7 4 (7.14%) MVC
7 4 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (5.36%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (5.36%) iOS Development
8 3 (5.36%) Migration
8 3 (5.36%) Mobile Development
8 3 (5.36%) Project Planning
8 3 (5.36%) Scrum
8 3 (5.36%) SOA
8 3 (5.36%) SOLID
8 3 (5.36%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 36 (64.29%) C#
2 14 (25.00%) SQL
3 12 (21.43%) JavaScript
4 11 (19.64%) C++
5 8 (14.29%) C
5 8 (14.29%) T-SQL
6 6 (10.71%) Ada
7 3 (5.36%) ES6
7 3 (5.36%) Perl
8 2 (3.57%) MATLAB
8 2 (3.57%) Python
8 2 (3.57%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.79%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.79%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.79%) R
9 1 (1.79%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 12 (21.43%) Degree
2 5 (8.93%) SC Cleared
2 5 (8.93%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.79%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 5 (8.93%) Firmware
2 1 (1.79%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.79%) Docker
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (1.79%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.79%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (30.36%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.36%) Google
2 3 (5.36%) Percona
2 3 (5.36%) Xamarin
3 2 (3.57%) Oracle
4 1 (1.79%) VMware
4 1 (1.79%) Wind River