Period
to 21 October 2017

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 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
South East > Kent
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 65 73
Rank change year-on-year +34 +8 -16
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 87 65 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 6.85% 3.65% 3.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.06% 4.16% 4.12%
Number of salaries quoted 61 58 74
Kent median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -11.76% -5.56%
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £61,250 £51,250
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +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 1079 1562 1917
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 84.96% 87.70% 87.14%
Number of salaries quoted 930 1375 1696
Kent median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,100 £58,750
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 2017.

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 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 +19 38 £47,500 +26.67% 1
Maidstone +24 9 £46,250 +22.52%
Rochester -1 3 £34,250 -14.38%
Canterbury -4 2 £36,250 +7.41%
Whitstable - 2 £31,750 -
Folkestone -1 1 - - 1
Tunbridge Wells -6 1 - -
Westerham - 1 £40,000 -
Sittingbourne - 1 £40,000 -
Tonbridge - 1 £22,500 -
Software Engineering
South East

For the 6 months to 21 October 2017, IT jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Kent region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 43 (49.43%) C++
2 32 (36.78%) C#
3 28 (32.18%) Windows
4 25 (28.74%) OO
5 23 (26.44%) Microsoft
6 20 (22.99%) WPF
7 19 (21.84%) OOD
8 18 (20.69%) WCF
9 17 (19.54%) Degree
10 16 (18.39%) Device Driver
11 15 (17.24%) Linux
12 13 (14.94%) ISO 9001
12 13 (14.94%) C
12 13 (14.94%) .NET
12 13 (14.94%) Games
12 13 (14.94%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (14.94%) Embedded Systems
12 13 (14.94%) Device Driver Development
13 12 (13.79%) Unreal Engine
13 12 (13.79%) Visual Studio
13 12 (13.79%) Middleware
14 11 (12.64%) Xbox
14 11 (12.64%) PlayStation
14 11 (12.64%) Visual Effects
15 10 (11.49%) Legal
16 9 (10.34%) MVC
16 9 (10.34%) Electronics
16 9 (10.34%) Scrum
16 9 (10.34%) CSS
16 9 (10.34%) HTML

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 (3.45%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (2.30%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.15%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (3.45%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.75%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.45%) PaaS
3 2 (2.30%) Heroku
3 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.30%) SaaS
4 1 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.20%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.30%) CDMA
2 2 (2.30%) GSM
2 2 (2.30%) LTE
2 2 (2.30%) UMTS
3 1 (1.15%) Bluetooth
3 1 (1.15%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.15%) Internet
3 1 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.75%) MySQL
2 4 (4.60%) DB2
3 3 (3.45%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (3.45%) Redis
4 2 (2.30%) Big Data
4 2 (2.30%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.15%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (1.15%) BigQuery
5 1 (1.15%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.15%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.15%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.15%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 12 (13.79%) Visual Studio
2 4 (4.60%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.60%) Subversion
3 2 (2.30%) Maven
3 2 (2.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.30%) webpack
4 1 (1.15%) ERwin
4 1 (1.15%) JIRA
4 1 (1.15%) LabVIEW
4 1 (1.15%) NetBeans
4 1 (1.15%) PowerDesigner
4 1 (1.15%) Rational Rose
General
1 13 (14.94%) Games
2 10 (11.49%) Legal
3 9 (10.34%) Electronics
4 7 (8.05%) Finance
5 3 (3.45%) Marketing
5 3 (3.45%) Military
6 2 (2.30%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.15%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.15%) Banking
7 1 (1.15%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 54 (62.07%) Software Engineer
2 22 (25.29%) Embedded Engineer
3 20 (22.99%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 19 (21.84%) C# Software Engineer
5 15 (17.24%) Developer
6 12 (13.79%) Programmer
7 11 (12.64%) Senior Programmer
8 7 (8.05%) .NET Developer
9 6 (6.90%) C++ Software Engineer
9 6 (6.90%) Graduate
10 4 (4.60%) ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (4.60%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 4 (4.60%) C# .NET Developer
10 4 (4.60%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (4.60%) C# Developer
10 4 (4.60%) Embedded C++ Engineer
10 4 (4.60%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
10 4 (4.60%) Graduate Software Engineer
10 4 (4.60%) Senior Software Engineer
10 4 (4.60%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (22.99%) WPF
2 18 (20.69%) WCF
3 13 (14.94%) .NET
4 12 (13.79%) Middleware
4 12 (13.79%) Unreal Engine
5 9 (10.34%) CSS
5 9 (10.34%) HTML
6 8 (9.20%) ASP.NET
7 7 (8.05%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (4.60%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (4.60%) RESTful
9 3 (3.45%) HTML5
9 3 (3.45%) jQuery
9 3 (3.45%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (3.45%) Web Services
9 3 (3.45%) WinForms
10 2 (2.30%) Ruby on Rails
10 2 (2.30%) SOAP
10 2 (2.30%) Spring
10 2 (2.30%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.39%) Device Driver
2 13 (14.94%) Embedded Systems
3 11 (12.64%) PlayStation
3 11 (12.64%) Xbox
4 6 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (4.60%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (3.45%) Algorithms
6 3 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.45%) Computer Science
6 3 (3.45%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (2.30%) PMI
7 2 (2.30%) User Experience
8 1 (1.15%) Cloud Native
8 1 (1.15%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (1.15%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (1.15%) Home Automation
8 1 (1.15%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.15%) Smart Meter
8 1 (1.15%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 28 (32.18%) Windows
2 15 (17.24%) Linux
3 7 (8.05%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (2.30%) CentOS
5 1 (1.15%) Android
5 1 (1.15%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.15%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.15%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (28.74%) OO
2 19 (21.84%) OOD
3 13 (14.94%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (14.94%) Device Driver Development
4 11 (12.64%) Visual Effects
5 9 (10.34%) MVC
5 9 (10.34%) Scrum
5 9 (10.34%) UML
5 9 (10.34%) Video Processing
6 6 (6.90%) Mathematics
6 6 (6.90%) TDD
7 5 (5.75%) Web Development
8 4 (4.60%) Customer Requirements
8 4 (4.60%) Image Processing
8 4 (4.60%) Matrix Management
8 4 (4.60%) Mentoring
8 4 (4.60%) Performance Analysis
8 4 (4.60%) Physics
8 4 (4.60%) Secure Coding
8 4 (4.60%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 43 (49.43%) C++
2 32 (36.78%) C#
3 13 (14.94%) C
4 8 (9.20%) JavaScript
5 7 (8.05%) Java
5 7 (8.05%) SQL
6 6 (6.90%) Ruby
7 5 (5.75%) Bash Shell
7 5 (5.75%) Python
8 4 (4.60%) ANSI C
8 4 (4.60%) Go
9 3 (3.45%) Clojure
9 3 (3.45%) Embedded C
9 3 (3.45%) MATLAB
10 2 (2.30%) Assembly Language
10 2 (2.30%) Elixir
10 2 (2.30%) PHP
10 2 (2.30%) TypeScript
11 1 (1.15%) Embedded C++
11 1 (1.15%) R
Qualifications
1 17 (19.54%) Degree
2 3 (3.45%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.30%) PMI Certification
3 2 (2.30%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.15%) ISEB
4 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (14.94%) ISO 9001
2 4 (4.60%) QA
3 1 (1.15%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.15%) DO-254
3 1 (1.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (3.45%) Docker
1 3 (3.45%) Firmware
2 2 (2.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.30%) Kubernetes
1 2 (2.30%) Terraform
2 1 (1.15%) Ansible
2 1 (1.15%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (26.44%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.45%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.15%) Oracle
3 1 (1.15%) TOWER Software
3 1 (1.15%) Vertica