Period
to 17 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

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

Senior Software Engineer
England > South East
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 249 347 362
Rank change year-on-year +98 +15 -36
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 363 213 290
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.19% 0.71% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.23% 0.74% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 330 201 250
South East median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £43,750 £41,250 £40,000
90th Percentile £78,875 £85,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year - +5.77% +4.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 29,624 28,934 37,134
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.98% 96.78% 97.14%
Number of salaries quoted 24,656 24,266 31,610
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Senior Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Engineer in the South East

Senior Software Engineer
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Senior Software Engineer in the South East

Senior Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Senior Software Engineer in the South East

Senior Software Engineer
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer within the South East region over the 6 months to 17 July 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
Thames Valley +68 158 £55,000 -4.35% 26
Hampshire +3 77 £55,000 -8.33% 8
Berkshire +10 75 £62,500 +8.70% 10
Oxfordshire +37 67 £55,000 -13.73% 11
Surrey +34 53 £55,000 - 14
West Sussex +29 45 £47,500 - 2
East Sussex -10 23 £57,500 +21.05% 1
Buckinghamshire +14 16 £52,500 +10.53% 5
Kent - 5 £47,500 - 2
Senior Software Engineer
England

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, Senior 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 South East region featuring Senior Software Engineer in the job title.

1 358 (98.62%) Software Engineering
2 170 (46.83%) C++
3 149 (41.05%) C#
4 139 (38.29%) Agile Software Development
5 138 (38.02%) Java
6 112 (30.85%) Degree
7 100 (27.55%) JavaScript
8 93 (25.62%) Computer Science
9 90 (24.79%) C
10 89 (24.52%) SQL
10 89 (24.52%) TDD
11 84 (23.14%) SDLC
12 82 (22.59%) .NET
13 71 (19.56%) Visual Studio
14 67 (18.46%) Computer Science Degree
15 64 (17.63%) Continuous Integration
15 64 (17.63%) Windows
15 64 (17.63%) Python
16 61 (16.80%) Mentoring
17 56 (15.43%) HTML
18 55 (15.15%) OO
19 54 (14.88%) STL
19 54 (14.88%) MFC
19 54 (14.88%) Scrum
20 53 (14.60%) UML
21 51 (14.05%) AngularJS
22 50 (13.77%) CSS
22 50 (13.77%) Multithreading
23 47 (12.95%) SQL Server
23 47 (12.95%) Git (software)

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 15 (4.13%) JBoss
2 5 (1.38%) OpenStack
3 3 (0.83%) Apache
3 3 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.55%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.55%) Hubot
4 2 (0.55%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.55%) WildFly
5 1 (0.28%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.28%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.28%) IIS
5 1 (0.28%) Jetty
5 1 (0.28%) SAS
5 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (0.83%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 44 (12.12%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (6.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (3.86%) GitHub
4 11 (3.03%) SaaS
5 5 (1.38%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 5 (1.38%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.55%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.58%) Ethernet
1 13 (3.58%) Internet
2 11 (3.03%) RS-232
3 9 (2.48%) TCP/IP
4 7 (1.93%) AMQP
4 7 (1.93%) Bluetooth
4 7 (1.93%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (1.10%) RS-485
6 2 (0.55%) Firewall
6 2 (0.55%) SNMP
7 1 (0.28%) DNS
7 1 (0.28%) HTTP
7 1 (0.28%) RTP
7 1 (0.28%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (12.95%) SQL Server
2 46 (12.67%) Relational Database
3 23 (6.34%) Big Data
4 14 (3.86%) RDBMS
5 13 (3.58%) NoSQL
6 11 (3.03%) MySQL
7 6 (1.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 6 (1.65%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.38%) Amazon QuickSight
8 5 (1.38%) Hazelcast
8 5 (1.38%) Pentaho
8 5 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.55%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.55%) Geospatial Data
9 2 (0.55%) GIS
9 2 (0.55%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.55%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 71 (19.56%) Visual Studio
2 47 (12.95%) Git (software)
3 25 (6.89%) Subversion
4 19 (5.23%) Team Foundation Server
5 16 (4.41%) Jenkins
6 11 (3.03%) git-flow
6 11 (3.03%) JIRA
6 11 (3.03%) JUnit
7 10 (2.75%) Selenium
8 8 (2.20%) Bugzilla
8 8 (2.20%) CruiseControl
8 8 (2.20%) Gemini Tracker
8 8 (2.20%) Hudson
8 8 (2.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 7 (1.93%) Cucumber
9 7 (1.93%) Maven
9 7 (1.93%) MSTest
9 7 (1.93%) Ranorex
9 7 (1.93%) SpecFlow
10 6 (1.65%) Bitbucket
General
1 41 (11.29%) Finance
2 25 (6.89%) Electronics
3 11 (3.03%) Automotive
4 10 (2.75%) Manufacturing
4 10 (2.75%) Retail
5 8 (2.20%) Aerospace
6 6 (1.65%) Games
7 5 (1.38%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.38%) Law
7 5 (1.38%) Marketing
7 5 (1.38%) Military
7 5 (1.38%) Multimedia
7 5 (1.38%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.83%) Banking
9 2 (0.55%) Avionics
9 2 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.28%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (22.59%) .NET
2 56 (15.43%) HTML
3 54 (14.88%) MFC
3 54 (14.88%) STL
4 51 (14.05%) AngularJS
5 50 (13.77%) CSS
6 45 (12.40%) WPF
7 42 (11.57%) ASP.NET
7 42 (11.57%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 42 (11.57%) Web Services
8 37 (10.19%) Spring
9 35 (9.64%) REST
10 26 (7.16%) .NET Framework
11 22 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC
11 22 (6.06%) WCF
12 21 (5.79%) Hibernate
13 20 (5.51%) Django
13 20 (5.51%) XML
14 19 (5.23%) Flask
15 18 (4.96%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 93 (25.62%) Computer Science
2 28 (7.71%) Algorithms
3 25 (6.89%) Mobile App
4 17 (4.68%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (3.86%) Self-Motivation
6 13 (3.58%) Client/Server
6 13 (3.58%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (2.48%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 7 (1.93%) CAN bus
8 7 (1.93%) Device Driver
8 7 (1.93%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (1.93%) Robotics
9 6 (1.65%) Embedded Systems
10 5 (1.38%) Internet of Things
11 4 (1.10%) BYOD
11 4 (1.10%) Cloud Native
11 4 (1.10%) CUDA
12 3 (0.83%) Credit Risk
12 3 (0.83%) N-Tier
13 2 (0.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 64 (17.63%) Windows
2 41 (11.29%) Linux
3 11 (3.03%) Embedded Linux
4 10 (2.75%) Android
4 10 (2.75%) Apple iOS
4 10 (2.75%) VxWorks
5 6 (1.65%) Solaris
6 1 (0.28%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 358 (98.62%) Software Engineering
2 139 (38.29%) Agile Software Development
3 89 (24.52%) TDD
4 84 (23.14%) SDLC
5 64 (17.63%) Continuous Integration
6 61 (16.80%) Mentoring
7 55 (15.15%) OO
8 54 (14.88%) Scrum
9 53 (14.60%) UML
10 50 (13.77%) Multithreading
11 38 (10.47%) Software Architecture
12 36 (9.92%) MVC
12 36 (9.92%) Test Automation
13 35 (9.64%) Unit Testing
14 28 (7.71%) Nanotechnology
15 26 (7.16%) Artificial Intelligence
16 23 (6.34%) Mathematics
16 23 (6.34%) Microservices
17 22 (6.06%) Release Management
18 20 (5.51%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 170 (46.83%) C++
2 149 (41.05%) C#
3 138 (38.02%) Java
4 100 (27.55%) JavaScript
5 90 (24.79%) C
6 89 (24.52%) SQL
7 64 (17.63%) Python
8 28 (7.71%) Java 8
9 22 (6.06%) Embedded C
10 19 (5.23%) Embedded C++
11 13 (3.58%) VB.NET
12 6 (1.65%) Assembly Language
13 5 (1.38%) Ada
13 5 (1.38%) Delphi
13 5 (1.38%) Pascal
13 5 (1.38%) Scala
13 5 (1.38%) XAML
14 4 (1.10%) VB
14 4 (1.10%) VC++
14 4 (1.10%) XPath
Qualifications
1 112 (30.85%) Degree
2 67 (18.46%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (2.48%) Security Cleared
4 7 (1.93%) Master's Degree
5 6 (1.65%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.83%) PhD
7 2 (0.55%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.28%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.23%) QA
2 10 (2.75%) ISO 9001
3 7 (1.93%) MISRA
3 7 (1.93%) MISRA C
4 2 (0.55%) ECSS
5 1 (0.28%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 19 (5.23%) Firmware
2 3 (0.83%) Docker
3 1 (0.28%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.28%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 8 (2.20%) Ansible
2 7 (1.93%) Terraform
3 4 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.55%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.55%) Puppet
5 1 (0.28%) Oozie
Vendors
1 35 (9.64%) Microsoft
2 28 (7.71%) Sun
3 14 (3.86%) Oracle
4 7 (1.93%) Assembla
5 6 (1.65%) SAP
6 5 (1.38%) Birst
6 5 (1.38%) Xceptor
7 2 (0.55%) Talend
7 2 (0.55%) VMware
8 1 (0.28%) Apple
8 1 (0.28%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.28%) Google
8 1 (0.28%) HP
8 1 (0.28%) Intel
8 1 (0.28%) QNX
8 1 (0.28%) Samsung
8 1 (0.28%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.28%) Sophos
8 1 (0.28%) Xamarin