Period
to 18 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Portsmouth during the 6 months to 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 63 47
Rank change year-on-year +24 -16 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 39 23 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 5.77% 3.35% 4.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.87% 3.37% 4.25%
Number of salaries quoted 21 16 27
Portsmouth median annual salary £50,000 £41,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.21% +3.13% -15.79%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £53,125 £60,000
Hampshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - -5.26% +5.56%

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 664 683 635
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.22% 99.42% 97.99%
Number of salaries quoted 549 593 610
Portsmouth median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% -5.88%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,750 £25,988
90th Percentile £60,050 £61,200 £58,750
Hampshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,905 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.01% +2.26% -5.88%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 39 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 27 (69.23%) C++
3 24 (61.54%) C
4 20 (51.28%) Java
5 16 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (38.46%) C#
7 12 (30.77%) SC Cleared
7 12 (30.77%) Security Cleared
8 11 (28.21%) Machine Learning
8 11 (28.21%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (23.08%) SDLC
9 9 (23.08%) Ada 95
9 9 (23.08%) J2EE
9 9 (23.08%) Ada
10 8 (20.51%) SQL
10 8 (20.51%) SQL Server
10 8 (20.51%) Atlassian
10 8 (20.51%) JIRA
10 8 (20.51%) Python
10 8 (20.51%) TensorFlow
10 8 (20.51%) CNTK
10 8 (20.51%) Keras
10 8 (20.51%) Torch
10 8 (20.51%) MXNet
10 8 (20.51%) Deeplearning4j
10 8 (20.51%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (20.51%) Caffe
10 8 (20.51%) Deep Learning
11 7 (17.95%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (17.95%) Greenfield Project

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 (2.56%) IIS
1 1 (2.56%) NServiceBus
1 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.51%) SQL Server
2 7 (17.95%) MySQL
2 7 (17.95%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.56%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (20.51%) JIRA
2 1 (2.56%) Bitbucket
2 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.56%) IntelliJ
2 1 (2.56%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (12.82%) Military
2 4 (10.26%) Aerospace
2 4 (10.26%) Avionics
3 1 (2.56%) Automotive
3 1 (2.56%) Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Electronics
3 1 (2.56%) Finance
3 1 (2.56%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.08%) J2EE
2 8 (20.51%) Caffe
2 8 (20.51%) CNTK
2 8 (20.51%) Deeplearning4j
2 8 (20.51%) Keras
2 8 (20.51%) MXNet
2 8 (20.51%) TensorFlow
2 8 (20.51%) Torch
3 2 (5.13%) .NET
3 2 (5.13%) React Native
4 1 (2.56%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.56%) CSS
4 1 (2.56%) Entity Framework
4 1 (2.56%) JavaFX
4 1 (2.56%) LINQ
4 1 (2.56%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (2.56%) RequireJS
4 1 (2.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.21%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (17.95%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (15.38%) Algorithms
4 2 (5.13%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.56%) Fintech
5 1 (2.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.13%) Android
1 2 (5.13%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.56%) Linux
2 1 (2.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 16 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (28.21%) Machine Learning
4 9 (23.08%) SDLC
5 8 (20.51%) Deep Learning
5 8 (20.51%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (17.95%) Configuration Management
6 7 (17.95%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (12.82%) Systems Engineering
8 4 (10.26%) Coaching
8 4 (10.26%) Line Management
8 4 (10.26%) Mathematics
8 4 (10.26%) Performance Metrics
8 4 (10.26%) SysML
8 4 (10.26%) UML
9 3 (7.69%) Computer Science
9 3 (7.69%) Physics
10 2 (5.13%) BDD
10 2 (5.13%) OO
10 2 (5.13%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 27 (69.23%) C++
2 24 (61.54%) C
3 20 (51.28%) Java
4 15 (38.46%) C#
5 9 (23.08%) Ada
5 9 (23.08%) Ada 95
6 8 (20.51%) Python
6 8 (20.51%) SQL
7 4 (10.26%) JavaScript
8 3 (7.69%) Fortran
9 1 (2.56%) Java 8
9 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (30.77%) SC Cleared
1 12 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 5 (12.82%) Degree
3 3 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) MISRA
Vendors
1 8 (20.51%) Atlassian
2 1 (2.56%) IBM
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft