Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
South East > Kent
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 30 64
Rank change year-on-year +10 +34 -15
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 94 93 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 10.13% 6.96% 3.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.94% 7.69% 4.25%
Number of salaries quoted 74 60 48
Kent median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £35,750 £23,725 £23,200
90th Percentile £58,750 £56,250 £71,250
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% -

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 859 1,210 1,507
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 92.56% 90.50% 89.97%
Number of salaries quoted 687 1,020 1,316
Kent median annual salary £41,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.35% - +2.41%
10th Percentile £26,550 £24,000 £25,625
90th Percentile £60,000 £64,092 £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 13 December 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 13 December 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
West Malling +19 20 £42,500 -5.56% 1
Tonbridge +6 19 £72,500 +222.22% 3
Dartford -3 15 £47,500 -5.00% 5
Maidstone -1 9 £42,500 +21.43% 6
Ramsgate - 4 £50,000 -
Chatham - 4 £47,500 - 6
Whitstable - 3 £30,000 -
Rochester -2 2 £50,000 +45.99% 3
Broadstairs - 2 £40,000 -
Sevenoaks +2 1 £45,000 -18.18%
Deal - 1 £44,000 -
Software Engineering
South East

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 53 (56.38%) C#
2 45 (47.87%) .NET
3 41 (43.62%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (29.79%) TDD
4 28 (29.79%) OO
5 25 (26.60%) SQL
5 25 (26.60%) Scrum
6 21 (22.34%) Retail
7 19 (20.21%) C++
7 19 (20.21%) OOD
7 19 (20.21%) Git (software)
8 18 (19.15%) Windows
9 16 (17.02%) CSS
9 16 (17.02%) HTML
9 16 (17.02%) Microsoft
9 16 (17.02%) AngularJS
9 16 (17.02%) Android
10 15 (15.96%) Secure Coding
11 14 (14.89%) UML
11 14 (14.89%) Amazon AWS
12 13 (13.83%) Change Control
12 13 (13.83%) JavaScript
12 13 (13.83%) QA
13 12 (12.77%) SQL Server
13 12 (12.77%) C
13 12 (12.77%) E-Commerce
13 12 (12.77%) Node.js
14 11 (11.70%) Logistics
14 11 (11.70%) WPF
14 11 (11.70%) Mentoring

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 4 (4.26%) Confluence
2 2 (2.13%) Apache
2 2 (2.13%) CMS
2 2 (2.13%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.06%) NServiceBus
3 1 (1.06%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (2.13%) OrCAD
Cloud Services
1 14 (14.89%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (10.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (6.38%) AWS Lambda
3 6 (6.38%) Serverless
3 6 (6.38%) Slack
4 3 (3.19%) Google Analytics
4 3 (3.19%) NuGet
5 2 (2.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (1.06%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (1.06%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.32%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.19%) HTTP
3 1 (1.06%) CDMA
3 1 (1.06%) GSM
3 1 (1.06%) LTE
3 1 (1.06%) SAN
3 1 (1.06%) SMS
3 1 (1.06%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.77%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.38%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (3.19%) Cosmos DB
4 2 (2.13%) Big Data
4 2 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.13%) MySQL
4 2 (2.13%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.13%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.06%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (1.06%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.06%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.06%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (20.21%) Git (software)
2 8 (8.51%) JIRA
3 6 (6.38%) Android Studio
3 6 (6.38%) Visual Studio
3 6 (6.38%) Xcode
4 3 (3.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (3.19%) Bitbucket
4 3 (3.19%) Bower
4 3 (3.19%) Cucumber
4 3 (3.19%) Grunt
4 3 (3.19%) Jasmine
4 3 (3.19%) Karma Test Runner
4 3 (3.19%) Protractor
4 3 (3.19%) SpecFlow
4 3 (3.19%) Visual Studio Code
5 2 (2.13%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.13%) PhpStorm
5 2 (2.13%) PHPUnit
5 2 (2.13%) Selenium
5 2 (2.13%) TeamCity
General
1 21 (22.34%) Retail
2 7 (7.45%) Finance
3 6 (6.38%) Electronics
3 6 (6.38%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.13%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.13%) Military
4 2 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 50 (53.19%) Software Engineer
2 26 (27.66%) Developer
3 19 (20.21%) Senior Software Engineer
4 18 (19.15%) .NET Developer
4 18 (19.15%) C# .NET Developer
4 18 (19.15%) C# Developer
4 18 (19.15%) Software Developer
5 15 (15.96%) .NET Software Engineer
5 15 (15.96%) C# Software Engineer
6 14 (14.89%) .NET Software Developer
6 14 (14.89%) C# Software Developer
7 6 (6.38%) Engineering Manager
7 6 (6.38%) Software Engineering Manager
7 6 (6.38%) Software Manager
8 5 (5.32%) Applications Engineer
8 5 (5.32%) Automation Engineer
9 4 (4.26%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 4 (4.26%) Programmer
9 4 (4.26%) Software Programmer
9 4 (4.26%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (47.87%) .NET
2 16 (17.02%) AngularJS
2 16 (17.02%) CSS
2 16 (17.02%) HTML
3 12 (12.77%) Node.js
4 11 (11.70%) WPF
5 10 (10.64%) HTML5
6 9 (9.57%) ASP.NET
7 7 (7.45%) REST
8 6 (6.38%) CSS3
8 6 (6.38%) Vue.js
9 5 (5.32%) React
10 4 (4.26%) .NET Core
10 4 (4.26%) SOAP
10 4 (4.26%) Spring
11 3 (3.19%) JSON
11 3 (3.19%) RESTful
11 3 (3.19%) Web Services
11 3 (3.19%) WebSockets
11 3 (3.19%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.32%) Mobile App
2 3 (3.19%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.19%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.13%) User Experience
4 1 (1.06%) Cloud Native
4 1 (1.06%) Clustering
4 1 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 18 (19.15%) Windows
2 16 (17.02%) Android
3 6 (6.38%) Apple iOS
4 4 (4.26%) Linux
5 1 (1.06%) AIX
5 1 (1.06%) CentOS
5 1 (1.06%) HPUX
5 1 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.06%) Solaris
5 1 (1.06%) SUSE
5 1 (1.06%) Unix
5 1 (1.06%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (43.62%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (29.79%) OO
2 28 (29.79%) TDD
3 25 (26.60%) Scrum
4 19 (20.21%) OOD
5 15 (15.96%) Secure Coding
6 14 (14.89%) UML
7 13 (13.83%) Change Control
8 12 (12.77%) E-Commerce
9 11 (11.70%) Logistics
9 11 (11.70%) Mentoring
10 10 (10.64%) Software Architecture
11 9 (9.57%) MVC
11 9 (9.57%) Requirements Analysis
11 9 (9.57%) Validation
12 8 (8.51%) Continuous Delivery
12 8 (8.51%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (8.51%) Pair Programming
12 8 (8.51%) Test Automation
13 7 (7.45%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 53 (56.38%) C#
2 25 (26.60%) SQL
3 19 (20.21%) C++
4 13 (13.83%) JavaScript
5 12 (12.77%) C
6 11 (11.70%) Java
7 9 (9.57%) Ada
8 8 (8.51%) TypeScript
9 7 (7.45%) Go
10 3 (3.19%) Python
10 3 (3.19%) T-SQL
11 2 (2.13%) Embedded C
11 2 (2.13%) Java 8
11 2 (2.13%) PHP
11 2 (2.13%) PL/SQL
12 1 (1.06%) Bash Shell
12 1 (1.06%) Ruby
12 1 (1.06%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (10.64%) Degree
2 3 (3.19%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.13%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (13.83%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.19%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.06%) Ansible
1 1 (1.06%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (17.02%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.19%) Google
2 3 (3.19%) MuleSoft
2 3 (3.19%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (3.19%) Splunk
3 2 (2.13%) Oracle
3 2 (2.13%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.06%) IBM
4 1 (1.06%) SAP
4 1 (1.06%) Sun
4 1 (1.06%) Xamarin