Period
to 30 July 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 30 July 2021.

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
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 207 207 234
Rank change year-on-year 0 +27 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 264 133 352
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.60% 1.12% 1.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.71% 1.17% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 123 113 312
10th Percentile £47,500 £42,100 £35,000
25th Percentile £50,120 £50,000 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £58,500 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.56% +1.74% +4.55%
75th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £70,000
90th Percentile £76,250 " £75,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%

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 15,408 11,337 25,462
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.53% 95.63% 96.34%
Number of salaries quoted 11,263 9,359 21,113
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £61,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year - +5.77% +4.00%

Senior Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Senior Software Engineer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior Software Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 30 July 2021.

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 30 July 2021. 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 +11 98 £60,000 -7.69% 16
Hampshire -14 86 £60,000 +9.09% 19
Berkshire +3 55 £60,000 -4.76% 8
Surrey -23 44 £60,000 -7.69% 8
Buckinghamshire -16 29 £55,000 -15.38% 2
Oxfordshire +2 14 £60,000 -7.69% 6
Kent - 14 - -
East Sussex -18 13 £50,000 - 2
West Sussex -18 4 £56,250 +2.27% 3
Home Counties - 1 £100,000 -
Senior Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 2021, 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.

1 260 (98.48%) Software Engineering
2 119 (45.08%) Agile Software Development
3 111 (42.05%) Microservices
4 103 (39.02%) Degree
5 97 (36.74%) Java
6 94 (35.61%) Computer Science
7 82 (31.06%) AWS
8 78 (29.55%) Social Skills
9 72 (27.27%) JavaScript
10 70 (26.52%) C#
10 70 (26.52%) Linux
11 69 (26.14%) .NET
12 68 (25.76%) Unix
12 68 (25.76%) TDD
13 66 (25.00%) React
14 65 (24.62%) Jenkins
15 64 (24.24%) Mentoring
16 63 (23.86%) SQL
17 62 (23.48%) Scrum
17 62 (23.48%) Finance
18 56 (21.21%) Big Data
19 55 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
20 54 (20.45%) Spring
20 54 (20.45%) AngularJS
20 54 (20.45%) Problem-Solving
21 53 (20.08%) Computer Science Degree
21 53 (20.08%) C++
22 50 (18.94%) Git (software)
23 49 (18.56%) Relational Database
23 49 (18.56%) DevOps

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 38 (14.39%) Apache Spark
2 25 (9.47%) Cloud Foundry
3 21 (7.95%) Oracle Service Bus
3 21 (7.95%) WebLogic
4 14 (5.30%) Apache
5 11 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
5 11 (4.17%) GemFire
6 6 (2.27%) WebSphere
6 6 (2.27%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (1.52%) Alfresco
7 4 (1.52%) Appian
7 4 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.52%) Confluence
7 4 (1.52%) MS Exchange
7 4 (1.52%) Tornado
8 2 (0.76%) Apache Solr
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 82 (31.06%) AWS
2 45 (17.05%) Azure
3 39 (14.77%) SaaS
4 36 (13.64%) Amazon Kinesis
5 25 (9.47%) Amazon EC2
6 13 (4.92%) GCP
6 13 (4.92%) GitHub
7 8 (3.03%) BrowserStack
8 4 (1.52%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 4 (1.52%) Microsoft 365
8 4 (1.52%) Sauce Labs
8 4 (1.52%) Twilio
9 1 (0.38%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.38%) Azure Functions
9 1 (0.38%) PaaS
9 1 (0.38%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 1 (0.38%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.65%) Internet
2 6 (2.27%) TCP/IP
2 6 (2.27%) VPN
2 6 (2.27%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.38%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.38%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.38%) HTTP
3 1 (0.38%) IPsec
3 1 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.38%) Wireless
3 1 (0.38%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (21.21%) Big Data
2 49 (18.56%) Relational Database
3 44 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 36 (13.64%) HBase
4 36 (13.64%) MariaDB
5 25 (9.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 25 (9.47%) Hadoop
6 21 (7.95%) Oracle Database
6 21 (7.95%) Oracle Database 10g
7 20 (7.58%) NoSQL
8 15 (5.68%) Redis
9 14 (5.30%) PostgreSQL
10 11 (4.17%) MySQL
11 4 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.52%) MongoDB
12 3 (1.14%) CouchDB
12 3 (1.14%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.76%) Apache Hive
13 2 (0.76%) DB2
14 1 (0.38%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 65 (24.62%) Jenkins
2 50 (18.94%) Git (software)
3 29 (10.98%) Cucumber
4 21 (7.95%) Toad
5 17 (6.44%) JIRA
6 13 (4.92%) Subversion
7 12 (4.55%) Gradle
7 12 (4.55%) JUnit
7 12 (4.55%) Mockito
8 11 (4.17%) Artifactory
8 11 (4.17%) Cypress.io
8 11 (4.17%) Eclipse
8 11 (4.17%) Gemini Tracker
8 11 (4.17%) Hudson
8 11 (4.17%) IntelliJ
8 11 (4.17%) Protractor
8 11 (4.17%) Selenium
8 11 (4.17%) Sonatype Nexus
8 11 (4.17%) Storybook
8 11 (4.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 78 (29.55%) Social Skills
2 62 (23.48%) Finance
3 47 (17.80%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 40 (15.15%) Banking
5 39 (14.77%) Law
6 25 (9.47%) Presentation Skills
7 23 (8.71%) Analytical Skills
8 21 (7.95%) Police
9 13 (4.92%) Games
9 13 (4.92%) Manufacturing
10 9 (3.41%) Aerospace
11 6 (2.27%) Legal
11 6 (2.27%) Marketing
12 5 (1.89%) Retail
13 4 (1.52%) Electronics
13 4 (1.52%) Influencing Skills
14 3 (1.14%) Front Office
14 3 (1.14%) Military
14 3 (1.14%) Public Sector
14 3 (1.14%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (26.14%) .NET
2 66 (25.00%) React
3 54 (20.45%) AngularJS
3 54 (20.45%) Spring
4 40 (15.15%) REST
5 39 (14.77%) .NET Framework
5 39 (14.77%) RabbitMQ
6 38 (14.39%) HTML
6 38 (14.39%) Kafka
6 38 (14.39%) Node.js
7 37 (14.02%) CSS
7 37 (14.02%) Web Services
8 36 (13.64%) .NET Core
9 30 (11.36%) GraphQL
10 29 (10.98%) Middleware
11 28 (10.61%) Spring Boot
12 26 (9.85%) ASP.NET
13 25 (9.47%) Drools
13 25 (9.47%) Lambda Expressions
14 23 (8.71%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 31 (11.74%) User Experience
2 21 (7.95%) Hybrid Cloud
3 14 (5.30%) Algorithms
4 11 (4.17%) Linux Command Line
5 10 (3.79%) Greenfield Project
6 9 (3.41%) Mobile App
7 8 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (2.27%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.52%) Device Driver
9 4 (1.52%) Embedded Systems
9 4 (1.52%) iPhone
10 3 (1.14%) Animation
10 3 (1.14%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 3 (1.14%) PlayStation
10 3 (1.14%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.14%) Smart City
10 3 (1.14%) Xbox
11 2 (0.76%) Cloud Native
11 2 (0.76%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.38%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 70 (26.52%) Linux
2 68 (25.76%) Unix
3 22 (8.33%) Windows
4 21 (7.95%) Solaris
5 10 (3.79%) Android
6 6 (2.27%) Apple iOS
6 6 (2.27%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 260 (98.48%) Software Engineering
2 119 (45.08%) Agile Software Development
3 111 (42.05%) Microservices
4 94 (35.61%) Computer Science
5 68 (25.76%) TDD
6 64 (24.24%) Mentoring
7 62 (23.48%) Scrum
8 55 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
9 54 (20.45%) Problem-Solving
10 49 (18.56%) DevOps
11 47 (17.80%) Full Stack Development
12 39 (14.77%) Digital Banking
12 39 (14.77%) Event-Driven
12 39 (14.77%) Event-Driven Architecture
12 39 (14.77%) OO
12 39 (14.77%) Technical Leadership
13 36 (13.64%) Machine Learning
14 34 (12.88%) BDD
15 33 (12.50%) Software Testing
15 33 (12.50%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 97 (36.74%) Java
2 72 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 70 (26.52%) C#
4 63 (23.86%) SQL
5 53 (20.08%) C++
6 33 (12.50%) Python
7 32 (12.12%) Shell Script
8 25 (9.47%) C
9 21 (7.95%) PL/SQL
10 14 (5.30%) Ruby
11 13 (4.92%) Kotlin
12 11 (4.17%) Groovy
13 9 (3.41%) C++/CLI
13 9 (3.41%) Java 8
13 9 (3.41%) TypeScript
13 9 (3.41%) XAML
14 7 (2.65%) PHP
15 6 (2.27%) Apple Swift
15 6 (2.27%) Go
15 6 (2.27%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 103 (39.02%) Degree
2 53 (20.08%) Computer Science Degree
3 23 (8.71%) Security Cleared
4 11 (4.17%) OCP
4 11 (4.17%) Oracle Certification
5 5 (1.89%) Numerate Degree
6 4 (1.52%) DBS Check
6 4 (1.52%) PhD
7 2 (0.76%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.38%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.41%) ISO 9001
2 7 (2.65%) QA
3 2 (0.76%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 34 (12.88%) Docker
2 11 (4.17%) HDFS
3 6 (2.27%) Hyper-V
3 6 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.14%) Firmware
5 2 (0.76%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 39 (14.77%) Ansible
2 25 (9.47%) Terraform
3 14 (5.30%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.76%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.38%) Apache Brooklyn
Vendors
1 45 (17.05%) Oracle
2 25 (9.47%) Microsoft
3 17 (6.44%) VMware
4 11 (4.17%) Okta
5 6 (2.27%) IBM
5 6 (2.27%) NetMotion Wireless
6 4 (1.52%) Pega
6 4 (1.52%) SAP
6 4 (1.52%) Sun
7 3 (1.14%) Google
8 2 (0.76%) Apple
9 1 (0.38%) Conga
9 1 (0.38%) hybris
9 1 (0.38%) NVIDIA
9 1 (0.38%) Salesforce.com