Period
to 21 May 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in Portsmouth during the 6 months to 21 May 2019.

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 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 26 63 46
Rank change year-on-year +37 -17 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 75 17 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 9.97% 2.87% 5.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.22% 2.96% 5.56%
Number of salaries quoted 53 13 33
Portsmouth median annual salary £57,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.05% +5.56% -5.26%
10th Percentile £35,000 £28,600 £25,875
90th Percentile £83,750 £56,250 £53,050
Hampshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - -5.26% +7.95%

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 734 575 611
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.61% 96.96% 98.07%
Number of salaries quoted 552 458 545
Portsmouth median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £25,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £60,000
Hampshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -1.23%

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 2019.

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 2019, 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 71 (94.67%) C++
2 66 (88.00%) Software Engineering
3 49 (65.33%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (57.33%) C
5 42 (56.00%) Java
6 37 (49.33%) J2EE
6 37 (49.33%) Ada
6 37 (49.33%) Machine Learning
6 37 (49.33%) Deep Learning
6 37 (49.33%) TensorFlow
6 37 (49.33%) CNTK
6 37 (49.33%) Keras
6 37 (49.33%) Torch
6 37 (49.33%) MXNet
6 37 (49.33%) Ada 95
6 37 (49.33%) Deeplearning4j
6 37 (49.33%) Caffe
7 19 (25.33%) Algorithms
8 17 (22.67%) Mathematics
8 17 (22.67%) SC Cleared
8 17 (22.67%) Security Cleared
9 16 (21.33%) C#
10 14 (18.67%) SQL Server
11 12 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
11 12 (16.00%) Qt
12 11 (14.67%) Problem-Solving
12 11 (14.67%) STL
13 9 (12.00%) OO
13 9 (12.00%) Software Testing
13 9 (12.00%) Data Structures

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 (1.33%) Kinematics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (18.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.00%) MySQL
2 3 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (4.00%) JIRA
2 1 (1.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (10.67%) Military
2 2 (2.67%) Aerospace
2 2 (2.67%) Electronics
3 1 (1.33%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (49.33%) Caffe
1 37 (49.33%) CNTK
1 37 (49.33%) Deeplearning4j
1 37 (49.33%) J2EE
1 37 (49.33%) Keras
1 37 (49.33%) MXNet
1 37 (49.33%) TensorFlow
1 37 (49.33%) Torch
2 12 (16.00%) Qt
3 11 (14.67%) STL
4 8 (10.67%) ATL
4 8 (10.67%) Web Services
4 8 (10.67%) XML
5 3 (4.00%) POCO
5 3 (4.00%) QML
6 1 (1.33%) .NET
6 1 (1.33%) RESTful
6 1 (1.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (25.33%) Algorithms
2 12 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (12.00%) Data Structures
4 8 (10.67%) Client/Server
5 3 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.33%) Acoustics
6 1 (1.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (88.00%) Software Engineering
2 49 (65.33%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (49.33%) Deep Learning
3 37 (49.33%) Machine Learning
4 17 (22.67%) Mathematics
5 11 (14.67%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (12.00%) OO
6 9 (12.00%) Software Testing
7 8 (10.67%) Physics
7 8 (10.67%) SDLC
8 4 (5.33%) Scrum
9 3 (4.00%) Configuration Management
9 3 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (4.00%) Open Source
9 3 (4.00%) Unit Testing
10 2 (2.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 2 (2.67%) Technical Leadership
11 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Modelling
11 1 (1.33%) Software Architecture
11 1 (1.33%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 71 (94.67%) C++
2 43 (57.33%) C
3 42 (56.00%) Java
4 37 (49.33%) Ada
4 37 (49.33%) Ada 95
5 16 (21.33%) C#
6 8 (10.67%) Fortran
7 5 (6.67%) Python
8 4 (5.33%) SQL
9 1 (1.33%) Assembly Language
9 1 (1.33%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.33%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.33%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.33%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 17 (22.67%) SC Cleared
1 17 (22.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.33%) Degree
3 1 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 1 (1.33%) Firmware
1 1 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.00%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.33%) Cisco
3 1 (1.33%) VMware