Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 185 184 205
Rank change year-on-year -1 +21 +68
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 340 100 385
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.90% 1.27% 1.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.04% 1.32% 1.58%
Number of salaries quoted 159 86 331
10th Percentile £48,500 £49,375 £35,000
25th Percentile £53,125 £54,063 £43,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £72,500 £72,500
England median annual salary £70,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +16.67% - +4.35%

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 16,693 7,583 24,415
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.25% 96.29% 95.98%
Number of salaries quoted 11,747 6,303 20,220
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £38,475 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £66,000 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +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 15 October 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 15 October 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
Hampshire -16 137 £60,000 - 13
Thames Valley -49 102 £60,000 -7.69% 23
Surrey -33 60 £60,000 -7.69% 13
Berkshire -37 60 £60,000 -7.69% 8
Buckinghamshire -45 28 £55,000 -15.38% 9
Kent - 21 £65,000 - 5
Oxfordshire -26 14 £50,845 -21.78% 6
East Sussex -33 11 £72,500 +61.11%
West Sussex -26 4 £52,500 -4.55% 2
Home Counties - 1 £100,000 -
Middlesex - 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 15 October 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.

1 337 (99.12%) Software Engineering
2 174 (51.18%) Agile Software Development
3 143 (42.06%) Degree
4 125 (36.76%) Computer Science
5 118 (34.71%) Java
6 104 (30.59%) Microservices
7 99 (29.12%) Social Skills
8 98 (28.82%) DevOps
9 95 (27.94%) C#
10 89 (26.18%) Linux
10 89 (26.18%) TDD
11 83 (24.41%) AWS
12 81 (23.82%) SQL
13 80 (23.53%) C++
13 80 (23.53%) Jenkins
14 78 (22.94%) Full Stack Development
14 78 (22.94%) Git (software)
15 74 (21.76%) Continuous Integration
16 73 (21.47%) Unix
17 70 (20.59%) .NET
18 69 (20.29%) C
18 69 (20.29%) Python
18 69 (20.29%) Mentoring
19 67 (19.71%) Azure
20 65 (19.12%) OO
21 63 (18.53%) Scrum
22 60 (17.65%) Docker
23 59 (17.35%) Finance
24 58 (17.06%) Web Services
24 58 (17.06%) Relational Database

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 43 (12.65%) Apache Spark
2 30 (8.82%) Cloud Foundry
3 22 (6.47%) Oracle Service Bus
3 22 (6.47%) WebLogic
4 13 (3.82%) Apache
5 11 (3.24%) GemFire
6 7 (2.06%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (1.76%) WebSphere
7 6 (1.76%) WebSphere Application Server
8 5 (1.47%) MS Exchange
9 4 (1.18%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.88%) Confluence
11 2 (0.59%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.59%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.59%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.29%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 83 (24.41%) AWS
2 67 (19.71%) Azure
3 43 (12.65%) SaaS
4 41 (12.06%) Amazon Kinesis
5 30 (8.82%) Amazon EC2
6 21 (6.18%) GitHub
7 11 (3.24%) GCP
8 7 (2.06%) Serverless
9 5 (1.47%) Microsoft 365
9 5 (1.47%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.88%) BrowserStack
10 3 (0.88%) Sauce Labs
11 1 (0.29%) Apigee
11 1 (0.29%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.35%) TCP/IP
2 7 (2.06%) Internet
3 6 (1.76%) VPN
3 6 (1.76%) Wireshark
4 5 (1.47%) Ethernet
4 5 (1.47%) HTTP
4 5 (1.47%) IPsec
4 5 (1.47%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.59%) NAS
5 2 (0.59%) SAN
6 1 (0.29%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.29%) Wireless
6 1 (0.29%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (17.06%) Relational Database
2 52 (15.29%) Big Data
3 41 (12.06%) HBase
3 41 (12.06%) MariaDB
4 38 (11.18%) SQL Server
5 30 (8.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 30 (8.82%) Hadoop
6 28 (8.24%) PostgreSQL
7 22 (6.47%) MySQL
7 22 (6.47%) NoSQL
7 22 (6.47%) Oracle Database
7 22 (6.47%) Oracle Database 10g
8 17 (5.00%) Redis
9 9 (2.65%) SQLite
10 6 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.88%) CouchDB
11 3 (0.88%) Metadata
11 3 (0.88%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.59%) Apache Hive
12 2 (0.59%) DB2
Development Applications
1 80 (23.53%) Jenkins
2 78 (22.94%) Git (software)
3 28 (8.24%) Subversion
4 21 (6.18%) Toad
5 18 (5.29%) Cucumber
6 17 (5.00%) Bugzilla
6 17 (5.00%) CruiseControl
6 17 (5.00%) Gemini Tracker
6 17 (5.00%) Hudson
6 17 (5.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 13 (3.82%) Cypress.io
7 13 (3.82%) Protractor
7 13 (3.82%) Storybook
8 12 (3.53%) Gradle
8 12 (3.53%) JUnit
8 12 (3.53%) Mockito
9 11 (3.24%) Artifactory
9 11 (3.24%) Eclipse
9 11 (3.24%) IntelliJ
9 11 (3.24%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 99 (29.12%) Social Skills
2 59 (17.35%) Finance
3 51 (15.00%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 49 (14.41%) Banking
5 44 (12.94%) Law
6 30 (8.82%) Presentation Skills
7 24 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
8 22 (6.47%) Manufacturing
9 21 (6.18%) Police
10 6 (1.76%) Aerospace
10 6 (1.76%) Legal
11 5 (1.47%) Electronics
11 5 (1.47%) Games
12 4 (1.18%) Influencing Skills
12 4 (1.18%) Marketing
13 3 (0.88%) Front Office
13 3 (0.88%) Military
13 3 (0.88%) Public Sector
13 3 (0.88%) Telecoms
14 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (20.59%) .NET
2 58 (17.06%) Web Services
3 55 (16.18%) React
3 55 (16.18%) Spring
4 47 (13.82%) AngularJS
5 45 (13.24%) HTML
6 44 (12.94%) .NET Core
6 44 (12.94%) Kafka
6 44 (12.94%) RabbitMQ
7 42 (12.35%) REST
8 40 (11.76%) Node.js
9 36 (10.59%) Spring Boot
10 34 (10.00%) CSS
10 34 (10.00%) Middleware
11 31 (9.12%) .NET Framework
12 30 (8.82%) Drools
12 30 (8.82%) Lambda Expressions
13 26 (7.65%) GraphQL
14 23 (6.76%) RESTful
15 22 (6.47%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 48 (14.12%) Algorithms
2 40 (11.76%) User Experience
3 25 (7.35%) Self-Motivation
4 21 (6.18%) Hybrid Cloud
5 18 (5.29%) Data Structures
6 16 (4.71%) Greenfield Project
7 15 (4.41%) Linux Command Line
8 14 (4.12%) Cloud Native
9 10 (2.94%) Mobile App
10 8 (2.35%) Device Driver
10 8 (2.35%) Photography
11 7 (2.06%) Client/Server
12 6 (1.76%) Fibre Optics
13 5 (1.47%) CUDA
13 5 (1.47%) Legacy Code
13 5 (1.47%) Private Cloud
14 4 (1.18%) Embedded Systems
14 4 (1.18%) Public Cloud
14 4 (1.18%) Smart City
15 3 (0.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 89 (26.18%) Linux
2 73 (21.47%) Unix
3 31 (9.12%) Windows
4 21 (6.18%) Solaris
5 14 (4.12%) Android
6 11 (3.24%) Apple iOS
7 10 (2.94%) Embedded Linux
8 5 (1.47%) CentOS
8 5 (1.47%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.29%) FreeRTOS
9 1 (0.29%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 337 (99.12%) Software Engineering
2 174 (51.18%) Agile Software Development
3 125 (36.76%) Computer Science
4 104 (30.59%) Microservices
5 98 (28.82%) DevOps
6 89 (26.18%) TDD
7 78 (22.94%) Full Stack Development
8 74 (21.76%) Continuous Integration
9 69 (20.29%) Mentoring
10 65 (19.12%) OO
11 63 (18.53%) Scrum
12 57 (16.76%) Problem-Solving
13 55 (16.18%) Technical Leadership
14 51 (15.00%) Test Automation
15 47 (13.82%) OOP
16 44 (12.94%) Digital Banking
17 42 (12.35%) Machine Learning
18 41 (12.06%) Software Testing
19 40 (11.76%) Artificial Intelligence
20 35 (10.29%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 118 (34.71%) Java
2 95 (27.94%) C#
3 81 (23.82%) SQL
4 80 (23.53%) C++
5 69 (20.29%) C
5 69 (20.29%) Python
6 56 (16.47%) JavaScript
7 38 (11.18%) Go
8 32 (9.41%) Shell Script
9 22 (6.47%) PL/SQL
10 16 (4.71%) XAML
11 15 (4.41%) C++/CLI
12 13 (3.82%) TypeScript
13 11 (3.24%) Groovy
14 9 (2.65%) Java 8
14 9 (2.65%) Kotlin
15 8 (2.35%) Ruby
16 6 (1.76%) Embedded C
16 6 (1.76%) Embedded C++
16 6 (1.76%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 143 (42.06%) Degree
2 45 (13.24%) Computer Science Degree
3 24 (7.06%) Security Cleared
4 18 (5.29%) HND
5 11 (3.24%) OCP
5 11 (3.24%) Oracle Certification
6 6 (1.76%) Numerate Degree
7 4 (1.18%) DBS Check
7 4 (1.18%) PhD
8 2 (0.59%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.29%) ISO 9001
2 4 (1.18%) QA
3 3 (0.88%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 60 (17.65%) Docker
2 11 (3.24%) HDFS
3 7 (2.06%) Firmware
4 6 (1.76%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.59%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.59%) NFS
5 2 (0.59%) Samba
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 53 (15.59%) Ansible
2 38 (11.18%) Terraform
3 29 (8.53%) Kubernetes
4 8 (2.35%) Apache Brooklyn
5 4 (1.18%) Packer
6 2 (0.59%) Hadoop YARN
6 2 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.29%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 45 (13.24%) Oracle
2 18 (5.29%) Microsoft
3 17 (5.00%) VMware
4 13 (3.82%) Okta
5 6 (1.76%) IBM
5 6 (1.76%) NetMotion Wireless
6 5 (1.47%) NVIDIA
6 5 (1.47%) Xamarin
7 4 (1.18%) Google
7 4 (1.18%) SAP
7 4 (1.18%) Sun
8 3 (0.88%) Apple
9 1 (0.29%) hybris
9 1 (0.29%) Intel