Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
South East > Kent
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 59 58
Rank change year-on-year +7 -1 +17
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 51 59 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 4.62% 4.33% 4.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.31% 4.91% 4.88%
Number of salaries quoted 49 49 80
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 £25,400 £31,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £56,500 £71,750
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 960 1,201 1,762
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 86.96% 88.11% 89.35%
Number of salaries quoted 793 1,050 1,541
Kent median annual salary £41,312 £38,625 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.96% -3.44% -
10th Percentile £25,500 £24,500 £23,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £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 16 August 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 16 August 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 17 £47,500 +11.76% 2
Rochester +2 4 £50,000 +45.99% 2
Tonbridge -1 4 £40,000 -
Ramsgate - 4 £50,000 -
Tunbridge Wells - 2 £45,000 -
Whitstable -3 1 £23,500 -25.98% 1
Maidstone -5 1 £50,000 +65.29% 1
Sevenoaks - 1 £57,500 - 1
Stansted - 1 £40,000 - 1
Software Engineering
South East

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 27 (52.94%) C#
2 24 (47.06%) Windows
3 19 (37.25%) .NET
4 17 (33.33%) OO
4 17 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 16 (31.37%) OOD
5 16 (31.37%) WPF
6 14 (27.45%) C++
7 11 (21.57%) C
7 11 (21.57%) Electronics
8 10 (19.61%) UML
8 10 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (19.61%) Software Architecture
9 9 (17.65%) Requirements Analysis
9 9 (17.65%) Ada
9 9 (17.65%) Validation
10 8 (15.69%) Military
11 7 (13.73%) Android
11 7 (13.73%) Degree
11 7 (13.73%) Android Development
12 6 (11.76%) SC Cleared
12 6 (11.76%) Security Cleared
12 6 (11.76%) Linux
12 6 (11.76%) MySQL
12 6 (11.76%) Visual Studio
13 5 (9.80%) SQL
13 5 (9.80%) SQL Server
13 5 (9.80%) Project Management
13 5 (9.80%) Firmware
13 5 (9.80%) Scrum

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:

Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.84%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.88%) Google Play
2 3 (5.88%) iTunes
3 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.96%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.96%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.96%) CDMA
2 1 (1.96%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.96%) GSM
2 1 (1.96%) LTE
2 1 (1.96%) SMS
2 1 (1.96%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.76%) MySQL
2 5 (9.80%) SQL Server
3 4 (7.84%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (5.88%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (5.88%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.96%) Cosmos DB
5 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (11.76%) Visual Studio
2 4 (7.84%) Git (software)
2 4 (7.84%) Subversion
3 3 (5.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.92%) JIRA
5 1 (1.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.96%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.96%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.96%) Maven
5 1 (1.96%) NetBeans
5 1 (1.96%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (1.96%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 11 (21.57%) Electronics
2 8 (15.69%) Military
3 4 (7.84%) Aerospace
4 3 (5.88%) Publishing
5 2 (3.92%) Finance
6 1 (1.96%) Retail
6 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (72.55%) Software Engineer
2 22 (43.14%) C# Software Engineer
3 10 (19.61%) .NET Software Engineer
4 8 (15.69%) Developer
4 8 (15.69%) Senior Software Engineer
4 8 (15.69%) Software Team Leader
4 8 (15.69%) Team Leader
5 5 (9.80%) Lead Software Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Applications Developer
6 4 (7.84%) C# Developer
7 3 (5.88%) DBA
7 3 (5.88%) Mobile Applications Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Mobile Developer
7 3 (5.88%) MySQL DBA
8 2 (3.92%) .NET Developer
8 2 (3.92%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (3.92%) C# Software Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Software Developer
9 1 (1.96%) Junior
9 1 (1.96%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (37.25%) .NET
2 16 (31.37%) WPF
3 5 (9.80%) WCF
4 3 (5.88%) AngularJS
4 3 (5.88%) Spring
5 2 (3.92%) .NET Core
5 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET
5 2 (3.92%) CSS
5 2 (3.92%) HTML
5 2 (3.92%) HTML5
5 2 (3.92%) Node.js
5 2 (3.92%) Web Services
5 2 (3.92%) WinForms
6 1 (1.96%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.96%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.96%) J2EE
6 1 (1.96%) JSP
6 1 (1.96%) SOAP
6 1 (1.96%) Spring MVC
6 1 (1.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) Computer Science
2 4 (7.84%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.88%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 3 (5.88%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (5.88%) NHS
3 3 (5.88%) Replication
4 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 24 (47.06%) Windows
2 7 (13.73%) Android
3 6 (11.76%) Linux
4 5 (9.80%) Windows 10
5 3 (5.88%) Apple iOS
5 3 (5.88%) Debian
5 3 (5.88%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.96%) CentOS
6 1 (1.96%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.96%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (33.33%) OO
2 16 (31.37%) OOD
3 10 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (19.61%) Software Architecture
3 10 (19.61%) UML
4 9 (17.65%) Requirements Analysis
4 9 (17.65%) Validation
5 7 (13.73%) Android Development
6 5 (9.80%) Project Management
6 5 (9.80%) Scrum
7 4 (7.84%) Analytics
7 4 (7.84%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (5.88%) Data Architecture
8 3 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (5.88%) iOS Development
8 3 (5.88%) Mentoring
8 3 (5.88%) Migration
8 3 (5.88%) Mobile Development
8 3 (5.88%) Project Planning
8 3 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 27 (52.94%) C#
2 14 (27.45%) C++
3 11 (21.57%) C
4 9 (17.65%) Ada
5 5 (9.80%) SQL
6 3 (5.88%) JavaScript
6 3 (5.88%) Perl
7 2 (3.92%) Java
7 2 (3.92%) MATLAB
7 2 (3.92%) Python
8 1 (1.96%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.96%) Java 8
8 1 (1.96%) R
8 1 (1.96%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.96%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.96%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (13.73%) Degree
2 6 (11.76%) SC Cleared
2 6 (11.76%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (9.80%) Firmware
Vendors
1 17 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.84%) Google
3 3 (5.88%) Percona
3 3 (5.88%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle
4 1 (1.96%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.96%) Splunk
4 1 (1.96%) Wind River