Period
to 23 April 2019

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 23 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
South East > Kent
6 months to
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 20 53 74
Rank change year-on-year +33 +21 -30
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 105 63 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 11.71% 5.22% 3.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.92% 5.87% 3.61%
Number of salaries quoted 69 54 33
Kent median annual salary £42,500 £43,146 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.50% -9.17% +26.67%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £27,000
90th Percentile £62,000 £57,850 £55,000
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 813 1,074 1,467
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 90.64% 88.98% 91.00%
Number of salaries quoted 664 911 1,194
Kent median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £61,250
South East median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - -

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 23 April 2019.

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 23 April 2019. 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 +32 33 £37,500 -16.67%
Tonbridge +5 24 £95,000 +137.50%
Dartford -6 15 £52,500 +23.53% 4
Maidstone +3 9 £47,500 +35.71% 7
Chatham - 4 £55,000 - 3
Rochester -5 2 £52,500 -
Whitstable - 2 £47,500 -
Deal - 1 £40,000 - 2
Software Engineering
South East

For the 6 months to 23 April 2019, 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 71 (67.62%) C#
2 60 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (54.29%) .NET
4 31 (29.52%) Scrum
5 29 (27.62%) Amazon AWS
6 28 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
6 28 (26.67%) Node.js
7 26 (24.76%) OO
8 25 (23.81%) TDD
9 24 (22.86%) Retail
9 24 (22.86%) SQL
9 24 (22.86%) AngularJS
10 22 (20.95%) MVC
11 18 (17.14%) Test Automation
12 17 (16.19%) Android
12 17 (16.19%) HTML
12 17 (16.19%) CSS
13 16 (15.24%) E-Commerce
13 16 (15.24%) OOD
13 16 (15.24%) JavaScript
14 15 (14.29%) TypeScript
14 15 (14.29%) Mentoring
14 15 (14.29%) React
14 15 (14.29%) Windows
14 15 (14.29%) Logistics
15 14 (13.33%) Computer Science
15 14 (13.33%) Microsoft
16 13 (12.38%) Finance
16 13 (12.38%) Java
16 13 (12.38%) SQL Server

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 (2.86%) Confluence
2 1 (0.95%) Apache
2 1 (0.95%) CMS
2 1 (0.95%) IIS
2 1 (0.95%) NServiceBus
2 1 (0.95%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.95%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 29 (27.62%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (7.62%) AWS Lambda
3 8 (7.62%) npm
3 8 (7.62%) Serverless
3 8 (7.62%) Slack
4 3 (2.86%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.95%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.95%) GitHub
5 1 (0.95%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.95%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.71%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.81%) HTTP
3 1 (0.95%) CDMA
3 1 (0.95%) GSM
3 1 (0.95%) LTE
3 1 (0.95%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.38%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.81%) NoSQL
2 4 (3.81%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.86%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.90%) Big Data
4 2 (1.90%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.95%) Cosmos DB
5 1 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.95%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (0.95%) MySQL
5 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (9.52%) Git (software)
2 8 (7.62%) Android Studio
2 8 (7.62%) Xcode
3 7 (6.67%) git-flow
4 5 (4.76%) Octopus Deploy
4 5 (4.76%) TeamCity
5 4 (3.81%) Bower
5 4 (3.81%) Grunt
5 4 (3.81%) Jasmine
5 4 (3.81%) JIRA
5 4 (3.81%) Karma Test Runner
5 4 (3.81%) Protractor
6 2 (1.90%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.90%) NUnit
6 2 (1.90%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.95%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.95%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.95%) PhpStorm
7 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.95%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 24 (22.86%) Retail
2 13 (12.38%) Finance
3 8 (7.62%) Manufacturing
4 6 (5.71%) Military
5 2 (1.90%) Electronics
6 1 (0.95%) Banking
6 1 (0.95%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 50 (47.62%) Software Engineer
2 29 (27.62%) Developer
3 19 (18.10%) .NET Developer
4 17 (16.19%) C# Developer
5 16 (15.24%) C# .NET Developer
6 15 (14.29%) Software Developer
7 12 (11.43%) Graduate
7 12 (11.43%) Graduate Software Engineer
7 12 (11.43%) Senior Software Engineer
8 9 (8.57%) .NET Software Developer
8 9 (8.57%) C# Software Developer
8 9 (8.57%) Team Leader
9 8 (7.62%) .NET Software Engineer
9 8 (7.62%) C# Software Engineer
9 8 (7.62%) Engineering Manager
9 8 (7.62%) Software Engineering Manager
9 8 (7.62%) Software Manager
10 7 (6.67%) Automation Engineer
11 6 (5.71%) Applications Engineer
11 6 (5.71%) Software Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (54.29%) .NET
2 28 (26.67%) Node.js
3 24 (22.86%) AngularJS
4 17 (16.19%) CSS
4 17 (16.19%) HTML
5 15 (14.29%) React
6 13 (12.38%) .NET Framework
7 10 (9.52%) ASP.NET
7 10 (9.52%) RESTful
8 9 (8.57%) .NET Core
8 9 (8.57%) JSON
8 9 (8.57%) REST
9 8 (7.62%) Vue.js
10 7 (6.67%) HTML5
10 7 (6.67%) JSON Schema
10 7 (6.67%) Swagger
10 7 (6.67%) WPF
11 6 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (5.71%) ASP.NET Web API
11 6 (5.71%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.90%) Data Centre
2 2 (1.90%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (1.90%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (1.90%) Mobile App
2 2 (1.90%) User Experience
3 1 (0.95%) Cloud Native
3 1 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (0.95%) Equity Derivative
3 1 (0.95%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 17 (16.19%) Android
2 15 (14.29%) Windows
3 9 (8.57%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.90%) Linux
5 1 (0.95%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (29.52%) Scrum
3 26 (24.76%) OO
4 25 (23.81%) TDD
5 22 (20.95%) MVC
6 18 (17.14%) Test Automation
7 16 (15.24%) E-Commerce
7 16 (15.24%) OOD
8 15 (14.29%) Logistics
8 15 (14.29%) Mentoring
9 14 (13.33%) Computer Science
10 13 (12.38%) Microservices
11 12 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (9.52%) UML
13 9 (8.57%) Pair Programming
13 9 (8.57%) Unit Testing
14 8 (7.62%) Change Control
14 8 (7.62%) DevOps
14 8 (7.62%) Integration Testing
14 8 (7.62%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 71 (67.62%) C#
2 24 (22.86%) SQL
3 16 (15.24%) JavaScript
4 15 (14.29%) TypeScript
5 13 (12.38%) Java
6 9 (8.57%) C++
6 9 (8.57%) Go
7 8 (7.62%) ES6
8 6 (5.71%) C
9 4 (3.81%) Ada
10 2 (1.90%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.95%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.95%) Groovy
11 1 (0.95%) Java 8
11 1 (0.95%) Kotlin
11 1 (0.95%) PHP
11 1 (0.95%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.95%) Python
11 1 (0.95%) Ruby
11 1 (0.95%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (10.48%) Degree
2 2 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (1.90%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.62%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.86%) Docker
2 1 (0.95%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.95%) Ansible
1 1 (0.95%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (0.95%) Google
2 1 (0.95%) Oracle
2 1 (0.95%) Red Hat
2 1 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (0.95%) Splunk
2 1 (0.95%) Vertica
2 1 (0.95%) VMware
2 1 (0.95%) Xamarin