Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £53,750 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 254 329 326
Rank change year-on-year +75 -3 +59
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 359 277 367
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.18% 0.79% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.22% 0.81% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 328 232 277
South East median annual salary £53,750 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.50% - -
10th Percentile £39,500 £38,750 £38,250
90th Percentile £73,250 £62,500 £62,200
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +5.00%

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 29359 34118 41518
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.60% 96.97% 96.89%
Number of salaries quoted 24514 28618 34604
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 +18 121 £57,500 +9.52% 5
Hampshire +45 85 £57,500 +9.52% 3
Berkshire +30 56 £57,500 +4.55% 2
Surrey +59 55 £55,000 +7.32% 6
Oxfordshire +12 53 £57,500 +4.55% 3
West Sussex +11 50 £47,500 - 3
East Sussex +14 43 £46,250 -7.50% 1
Buckinghamshire +5 12 £55,000 +10.00%
Kent +22 5 £45,000 -21.74% 1
Senior Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Senior Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region featuring Senior Software Engineer in the job title.

1 358 (99.72%) Software Engineering
2 212 (59.05%) C++
3 161 (44.85%) C#
4 141 (39.28%) Agile Software Development
5 113 (31.48%) TDD
6 101 (28.13%) Windows
7 97 (27.02%) Java
8 93 (25.91%) C
9 90 (25.07%) Multithreading
10 89 (24.79%) SQL
11 84 (23.40%) Degree
11 84 (23.40%) Computer Science
12 82 (22.84%) Linux
13 79 (22.01%) Python
14 73 (20.33%) OO
15 71 (19.78%) .NET
16 62 (17.27%) STL
17 60 (16.71%) Computer Science Degree
18 59 (16.43%) MFC
18 59 (16.43%) JavaScript
19 53 (14.76%) Visual Studio
20 50 (13.93%) XML
20 50 (13.93%) Unit Testing
21 43 (11.98%) Microsoft
22 42 (11.70%) Web Services
23 41 (11.42%) WPF
24 39 (10.86%) Algorithms
25 37 (10.31%) Mentoring
25 37 (10.31%) Multithreaded Programming
25 37 (10.31%) SDLC

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 9 (2.51%) Tomcat
2 8 (2.23%) IIS
3 7 (1.95%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (1.95%) WebLogic
4 6 (1.67%) Confluence
5 5 (1.39%) JBoss
6 2 (0.56%) NServiceBus
6 2 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.28%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.28%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.28%) Hubot
7 1 (0.28%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.28%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.18%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.11%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (1.11%) SaaS
5 2 (0.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.46%) TCP/IP
2 9 (2.51%) DHCP
3 7 (1.95%) Firewall
4 6 (1.67%) Broadband
5 4 (1.11%) HTTP
6 3 (0.84%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.56%) AMQP
7 2 (0.56%) DNS
7 2 (0.56%) Internet
8 1 (0.28%) Asterisk PBX
8 1 (0.28%) Diameter Protocol
8 1 (0.28%) GSM
8 1 (0.28%) LTE
8 1 (0.28%) MGW
8 1 (0.28%) Modbus
8 1 (0.28%) PBX
8 1 (0.28%) RANAP
8 1 (0.28%) RTP
8 1 (0.28%) SGSN
8 1 (0.28%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (8.64%) SQL Server
2 26 (7.24%) PostgreSQL
3 20 (5.57%) NoSQL
4 13 (3.62%) Relational Database
5 12 (3.34%) MongoDB
6 10 (2.79%) Big Data
7 5 (1.39%) MySQL
7 5 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (1.11%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.84%) Geospatial Data
9 3 (0.84%) GIS
9 3 (0.84%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.84%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (0.84%) SQLPlus
10 2 (0.56%) HBase
10 2 (0.56%) Redis
10 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2016
11 1 (0.28%) Amazon Redshift
11 1 (0.28%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 53 (14.76%) Visual Studio
2 13 (3.62%) Jenkins
2 13 (3.62%) Subversion
3 9 (2.51%) JIRA
3 9 (2.51%) Maven
4 8 (2.23%) Bugzilla
4 8 (2.23%) Hudson
5 7 (1.95%) CruiseControl
5 7 (1.95%) Git (software)
5 7 (1.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 6 (1.67%) GitLab
7 5 (1.39%) Moq
7 5 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (1.11%) Selenium
9 3 (0.84%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.84%) JUnit
9 3 (0.84%) NUnit
10 2 (0.56%) Gradle
10 2 (0.56%) IntelliJ
10 2 (0.56%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 25 (6.96%) Electronics
2 22 (6.13%) Manufacturing
3 12 (3.34%) Telecoms
4 11 (3.06%) Finance
5 9 (2.51%) Retail
6 8 (2.23%) Marketing
7 7 (1.95%) Back Office
7 7 (1.95%) Games
8 4 (1.11%) Publishing
9 2 (0.56%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.56%) Automotive
9 2 (0.56%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.56%) Military
10 1 (0.28%) Advertising
10 1 (0.28%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (19.78%) .NET
2 62 (17.27%) STL
3 59 (16.43%) MFC
4 50 (13.93%) XML
5 42 (11.70%) Web Services
6 41 (11.42%) WPF
7 35 (9.75%) HTML
8 31 (8.64%) .NET Framework
9 30 (8.36%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 29 (8.08%) Qt
11 27 (7.52%) CSS
12 24 (6.69%) jQuery
13 22 (6.13%) ASP.NET
14 20 (5.57%) Java EE
14 20 (5.57%) REST
15 19 (5.29%) Spring
16 18 (5.01%) WCF
17 17 (4.74%) AngularJS
18 16 (4.46%) KnockoutJS
18 16 (4.46%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 84 (23.40%) Computer Science
2 39 (10.86%) Algorithms
3 33 (9.19%) Embedded Systems
4 32 (8.91%) Client/Server
5 26 (7.24%) Greenfield Project
6 13 (3.62%) User Experience
7 8 (2.23%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (2.23%) Contactless
7 8 (2.23%) CUDA
8 4 (1.11%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.84%) Device Driver
9 3 (0.84%) Internet of Things
10 2 (0.56%) W3C
10 2 (0.56%) Wiki
11 1 (0.28%) CAN bus
11 1 (0.28%) Fintech
11 1 (0.28%) RIA
11 1 (0.28%) Smart City
11 1 (0.28%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 101 (28.13%) Windows
2 82 (22.84%) Linux
3 24 (6.69%) Embedded Linux
4 14 (3.90%) VxWorks
5 13 (3.62%) Unix
6 11 (3.06%) Windows Server
7 8 (2.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (2.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 358 (99.72%) Software Engineering
2 141 (39.28%) Agile Software Development
3 113 (31.48%) TDD
4 90 (25.07%) Multithreading
5 73 (20.33%) OO
6 50 (13.93%) Unit Testing
7 37 (10.31%) Continuous Integration
7 37 (10.31%) Mentoring
7 37 (10.31%) Multithreaded Programming
7 37 (10.31%) SDLC
8 35 (9.75%) OOD
9 28 (7.80%) Scrum
10 25 (6.96%) UML
11 24 (6.69%) Software Architecture
12 21 (5.85%) High Availability
13 20 (5.57%) MVC
13 20 (5.57%) OOP
14 19 (5.29%) Test Automation
15 12 (3.34%) Microservices
16 11 (3.06%) Computer Vision
Programming Languages
1 212 (59.05%) C++
2 161 (44.85%) C#
3 97 (27.02%) Java
4 93 (25.91%) C
5 89 (24.79%) SQL
6 79 (22.01%) Python
7 59 (16.43%) JavaScript
8 22 (6.13%) Bash Shell
9 20 (5.57%) Lua
10 17 (4.74%) Embedded C
11 16 (4.46%) Embedded C++
12 14 (3.90%) T-SQL
13 9 (2.51%) Assembly Language
13 9 (2.51%) Ruby
14 5 (1.39%) Perl
14 5 (1.39%) PL/SQL
14 5 (1.39%) Tcl
14 5 (1.39%) VB
15 3 (0.84%) Scala
15 3 (0.84%) XAML
Qualifications
1 84 (23.40%) Degree
2 60 (16.71%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (1.95%) SC Cleared
3 7 (1.95%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.84%) Chartered Engineer
4 3 (0.84%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (0.56%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.28%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.90%) QA
2 10 (2.79%) MISRA
3 9 (2.51%) MISRA C
4 4 (1.11%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.56%) ISO 13485
6 1 (0.28%) GAMP
6 1 (0.28%) GCP
6 1 (0.28%) HL7
6 1 (0.28%) IEC 61131
6 1 (0.28%) JTAG
6 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (2.23%) Docker
2 2 (0.56%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (1.67%) Terraform
2 5 (1.39%) Packer
3 2 (0.56%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.28%) Puppet
4 1 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 43 (11.98%) Microsoft
2 13 (3.62%) VMware
3 11 (3.06%) Oracle
4 6 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (0.84%) Google
5 3 (0.84%) Sophos
6 2 (0.56%) Perforce
7 1 (0.28%) Atmel
7 1 (0.28%) Cisco
7 1 (0.28%) Twitter