Period
to 21 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Portsmouth during the 6 months to 21 May 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineer
Hampshire > Portsmouth
6 months to
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 46 50
Rank change year-on-year -17 +4 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 17 34 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 2.87% 5.46% 4.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.96% 5.56% 4.67%
Number of salaries quoted 13 33 24
Portsmouth median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +10.47%
10th Percentile £28,600 £25,875 £30,125
90th Percentile £56,250 £53,050 £58,750
Hampshire median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +7.95% +10.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Portsmouth
Permanent vacancies in Portsmouth with a recognized job title 575 611 492
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.96% 98.07% 95.72%
Number of salaries quoted 458 545 455
Portsmouth median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -5.88%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Hampshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% -1.23% +1.25%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Portsmouth

Job postings that featured Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Portsmouth

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Portsmouth

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Portsmouth.

Salary trend for Software Engineer in Portsmouth

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Portsmouth

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Portsmouth over the 6 months to 21 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in Portsmouth

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 21 May 2018, Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Portsmouth region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 14 (82.35%) Software Engineering
2 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (58.82%) C
3 7 (41.18%) TDD
3 7 (41.18%) Git (software)
4 6 (35.29%) Subversion
4 6 (35.29%) BDD
4 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
4 6 (35.29%) OO
4 6 (35.29%) OOD
4 6 (35.29%) Firmware
5 5 (29.41%) Linux
5 5 (29.41%) C++
5 5 (29.41%) Scrum
5 5 (29.41%) Degree
5 5 (29.41%) Mercurial
6 4 (23.53%) Qt
6 4 (23.53%) LabVIEW
6 4 (23.53%) Python
6 4 (23.53%) Computer Science
6 4 (23.53%) QA
6 4 (23.53%) C#
6 4 (23.53%) Unix
6 4 (23.53%) Embedded C
6 4 (23.53%) MATLAB
7 3 (17.65%) Java
7 3 (17.65%) SQL
7 3 (17.65%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (17.65%) Algorithms
7 3 (17.65%) JIRA

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Portsmouth 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 1 (5.88%) Apache
1 1 (5.88%) Confluence
1 1 (5.88%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.88%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) HTTP
1 1 (5.88%) Internet
1 1 (5.88%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) NoSQL
1 2 (11.76%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.88%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.88%) MySQL
2 1 (5.88%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) Git (software)
2 6 (35.29%) Subversion
3 5 (29.41%) Mercurial
4 4 (23.53%) LabVIEW
5 3 (17.65%) JIRA
5 3 (17.65%) Redmine
6 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
6 1 (5.88%) Moq
6 1 (5.88%) NUnit
6 1 (5.88%) RSpec
General
1 2 (11.76%) Electronics
2 1 (5.88%) Games
2 1 (5.88%) Marketing
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) Qt
2 2 (11.76%) AngularJS
2 2 (11.76%) HTML
2 2 (11.76%) Middleware
2 2 (11.76%) React
2 2 (11.76%) React Native
3 1 (5.88%) .NET
3 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.88%) CSS
3 1 (5.88%) jQuery
3 1 (5.88%) JSON
3 1 (5.88%) QML
3 1 (5.88%) Qt Quick
3 1 (5.88%) REST
3 1 (5.88%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (5.88%) Web Services
3 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Computer Science
2 3 (17.65%) Algorithms
2 3 (17.65%) Robotics
3 2 (11.76%) ASIC
4 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Linux
2 4 (23.53%) Unix
3 2 (11.76%) Android
3 2 (11.76%) Apple iOS
3 2 (11.76%) Windows
4 1 (5.88%) Ubuntu
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (82.35%) Software Engineering
2 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (41.18%) TDD
4 6 (35.29%) BDD
4 6 (35.29%) OO
4 6 (35.29%) OOD
5 5 (29.41%) Scrum
6 3 (17.65%) Mathematics
7 2 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (11.76%) Open Source
8 1 (5.88%) Android Development
8 1 (5.88%) API Design
8 1 (5.88%) API Development
8 1 (5.88%) Cross-Platform Development
8 1 (5.88%) iOS Development
8 1 (5.88%) Mobile Development
8 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (5.88%) Prototyping
8 1 (5.88%) SDLC
8 1 (5.88%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) C
2 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
3 5 (29.41%) C++
4 4 (23.53%) C#
4 4 (23.53%) Embedded C
4 4 (23.53%) MATLAB
4 4 (23.53%) Python
5 3 (17.65%) Java
5 3 (17.65%) SQL
6 1 (5.88%) Embedded C++
6 1 (5.88%) Ruby
6 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
6 1 (5.88%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) Degree
2 3 (17.65%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) QA
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) Firmware
2 1 (5.88%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Ansible
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Atlassian
1 1 (5.88%) Google
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft