The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 309 305 266
Rank change year-on-year -4 -39  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 87 141 229
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.60% 0.76% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.79% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 83 121 187
Median salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 13973 17912 20759
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.60% 96.94% 97.18%
Number of salaries quoted 11705 15216 16890
Median salary £43,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.27% +3.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,250 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Senior Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured Senior Software Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +34 22 £55,000 -4.34% 9
Hampshire +10 20 £60,000 +20.00% 4
Surrey +36 14 £47,250 +5.00% 3
Oxfordshire +4 14 £60,000 +9.09% 5
West Sussex -16 9 £47,500 +5.55% 2
Buckinghamshire 0 4 £47,500 -5.00% 1
East Sussex -3 4 £42,500 -15.00%
Senior Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 190 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 107 (56.32%) C++
3 89 (46.84%) C#
4 69 (36.32%) Agile Software Development
5 67 (35.26%) SQL
6 63 (33.16%) Linux
7 60 (31.58%) Java
8 50 (26.32%) Windows
9 47 (24.74%) TDD
9 47 (24.74%) Multithreading
10 46 (24.21%) C
11 45 (23.68%) Visual Studio
12 42 (22.11%) Python
13 41 (21.58%) Microsoft
14 40 (21.05%) .NET
15 38 (20.00%) Degree
16 37 (19.47%) STL
17 35 (18.42%) Computer Science
18 33 (17.37%) MFC
19 31 (16.32%) WPF
20 28 (14.74%) JavaScript
21 27 (14.21%) OO
22 25 (13.16%) Boost C++ Libraries
23 22 (11.58%) XML
24 20 (10.53%) SQL Server
24 20 (10.53%) RESTful
24 20 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
24 20 (10.53%) Unit Testing
24 20 (10.53%) SDLC
25 19 (10.00%) REST

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 11 (5.79%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (4.74%) Tomcat
3 7 (3.68%) JBoss
4 5 (2.63%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.58%) Apache
6 2 (1.05%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.53%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 7 (3.68%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 20 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (8.95%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (2.11%) SaaS
4 2 (1.05%) Office 365
5 1 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.26%) DNS
1 10 (5.26%) TCP/IP
2 7 (3.68%) Network Security
3 6 (3.16%) LDAP
4 5 (2.63%) Internet
5 4 (2.11%) Firewall
6 2 (1.05%) AMQP
6 2 (1.05%) FTP
6 2 (1.05%) HTTP
6 2 (1.05%) Kerberos
6 2 (1.05%) LTE
7 1 (0.53%) 2G
7 1 (0.53%) Asterisk PBX
7 1 (0.53%) Diameter Protocol
7 1 (0.53%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.53%) GSM
7 1 (0.53%) Intranet
7 1 (0.53%) PBX
7 1 (0.53%) UMTS
7 1 (0.53%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.32%) MongoDB
2 12 (6.32%) MySQL
3 10 (5.26%) NoSQL
4 8 (4.21%) Redis
5 6 (3.16%) Big Data
6 5 (2.63%) KDB
7 4 (2.11%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.05%) Geospatial Data
9 2 (1.05%) GIS
9 2 (1.05%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.53%) DB2
Development Applications
1 45 (23.68%) Visual Studio
2 14 (7.37%) Git (software)
3 13 (6.84%) Subversion
4 7 (3.68%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (3.68%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 6 (3.16%) Maven
6 5 (2.63%) Bower
6 5 (2.63%) Grunt
6 5 (2.63%) Jenkins
6 5 (2.63%) NUnit
7 4 (2.11%) Bugzilla
7 4 (2.11%) CruiseControl
7 4 (2.11%) Hudson
7 4 (2.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (1.05%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.05%) JUnit
8 2 (1.05%) Moq
9 1 (0.53%) GCC
9 1 (0.53%) GDB
9 1 (0.53%) QUnit
General
1 12 (6.32%) Electronics
2 10 (5.26%) Finance
3 7 (3.68%) Back Office
4 5 (2.63%) Advertising
4 5 (2.63%) Games
5 4 (2.11%) Publishing
6 3 (1.58%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.05%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.05%) Marketing
7 2 (1.05%) Retail
8 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.53%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (21.05%) .NET
2 37 (19.47%) STL
3 33 (17.37%) MFC
4 31 (16.32%) WPF
5 25 (13.16%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 22 (11.58%) XML
7 20 (10.53%) RESTful
8 19 (10.00%) REST
9 18 (9.47%) HTML
10 17 (8.95%) CSS
11 16 (8.42%) AngularJS
11 16 (8.42%) Web Services
12 15 (7.89%) JSON
13 13 (6.84%) Spring
14 12 (6.32%) Java EE
15 11 (5.79%) COM
16 10 (5.26%) .NET Framework
16 10 (5.26%) Spring Boot
16 10 (5.26%) WCF
17 9 (4.74%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 35 (18.42%) Computer Science
2 18 (9.47%) Algorithms
3 11 (5.79%) Embedded Systems
4 9 (4.74%) Client/Server
5 7 (3.68%) Mobile App
5 7 (3.68%) Social Media
6 6 (3.16%) Data Structures
6 6 (3.16%) Fintech
6 6 (3.16%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (3.16%) Internet of Things
7 5 (2.63%) User Experience
8 4 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (1.58%) Contactless
9 3 (1.58%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.58%) Smart City
9 3 (1.58%) Smart Energy
10 2 (1.05%) Wiki
11 1 (0.53%) 3D Graphics
11 1 (0.53%) Device Driver
11 1 (0.53%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 63 (33.16%) Linux
2 50 (26.32%) Windows
3 8 (4.21%) Unix
4 7 (3.68%) Embedded Linux
5 5 (2.63%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.53%) Android
6 1 (0.53%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 69 (36.32%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (24.74%) Multithreading
3 47 (24.74%) TDD
4 27 (14.21%) OO
5 20 (10.53%) SDLC
5 20 (10.53%) Unit Testing
6 19 (10.00%) OOD
6 19 (10.00%) Scrum
7 14 (7.37%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (7.37%) Microservices
7 14 (7.37%) Multithreaded Programming
8 13 (6.84%) UML
9 11 (5.79%) High Availability
9 11 (5.79%) Mathematics
9 11 (5.79%) MVC
9 11 (5.79%) Software Architecture
10 10 (5.26%) Mentoring
10 10 (5.26%) Test Automation
11 9 (4.74%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 107 (56.32%) C++
2 89 (46.84%) C#
3 67 (35.26%) SQL
4 60 (31.58%) Java
5 46 (24.21%) C
6 42 (22.11%) Python
7 28 (14.74%) JavaScript
8 10 (5.26%) Bash Shell
9 9 (4.74%) Embedded C
9 9 (4.74%) PHP
10 6 (3.16%) MATLAB
10 6 (3.16%) TypeScript
11 5 (2.63%) CoffeeScript
11 5 (2.63%) Shell Script
12 4 (2.11%) Embedded C++
12 4 (2.11%) Ruby
12 4 (2.11%) VB.NET
13 2 (1.05%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.05%) VB
13 2 (1.05%) XAML
Qualifications
1 38 (20.00%) Degree
2 17 (8.95%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (3.16%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.16%) Security Cleared
4 5 (2.63%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (0.53%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.32%) QA
2 5 (2.63%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.53%) DO-178B
System Software
1 6 (3.16%) Docker
1 6 (3.16%) Firmware
2 4 (2.11%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.05%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (2.11%) Packer
1 4 (2.11%) Terraform
2 1 (0.53%) Ansible
Vendors
1 41 (21.58%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.79%) VMware
3 10 (5.26%) Oracle
4 7 (3.68%) DevExpress
4 7 (3.68%) Telerik
5 4 (2.11%) ForgeRock
6 2 (1.05%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.05%) F5
6 2 (1.05%) Sophos
7 1 (0.53%) Cisco
7 1 (0.53%) Clearswift
7 1 (0.53%) Mercator
7 1 (0.53%) Perforce
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