Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 261 237 340
Rank change year-on-year -24 +103 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 318 408 274
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.13% 1.30% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.18% 1.35% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 282 373 226
South East median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £39,500 £38,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £63,125
England median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +13.64% +10.00% -4.76%

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 27,055 30,254 33,013
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.33% 96.68% 97.14%
Number of salaries quoted 22,368 25,206 27,614
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,325 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.06%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 +28 145 £62,500 +8.70% 32
Berkshire +18 73 £65,000 +13.04% 11
Oxfordshire +22 66 £55,000 -8.33% 18
Hampshire -29 55 £50,000 -9.09% 12
Surrey +12 47 £55,000 - 11
West Sussex -49 26 £67,500 +42.11% 2
East Sussex -23 25 £65,000 +40.54% 6
Kent +38 19 £50,000 +11.11% 5
Buckinghamshire +16 6 £48,750 -11.36% 3
Senior Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 315 (99.06%) Software Engineering
2 147 (46.23%) C++
2 147 (46.23%) Java
3 118 (37.11%) C#
4 98 (30.82%) JavaScript
5 93 (29.25%) Agile Software Development
6 83 (26.10%) C
7 80 (25.16%) Python
8 71 (22.33%) Degree
9 70 (22.01%) SDLC
10 67 (21.07%) Linux
11 65 (20.44%) Computer Science
12 64 (20.13%) .NET
13 63 (19.81%) SQL
14 57 (17.92%) TDD
15 52 (16.35%) Scrum
16 49 (15.41%) HTML
17 45 (14.15%) Amazon AWS
18 44 (13.84%) AngularJS
18 44 (13.84%) OO
18 44 (13.84%) Multithreading
19 43 (13.52%) Microsoft Azure
20 41 (12.89%) Visual Studio
21 40 (12.58%) CSS
21 40 (12.58%) Microsoft
22 38 (11.95%) ASP.NET
23 36 (11.32%) Computer Science Degree
24 35 (11.01%) Relational Database
24 35 (11.01%) Mentoring
25 34 (10.69%) Customer Requirements

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 (2.83%) Confluence
2 4 (1.26%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (1.26%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.63%) CMS
3 2 (0.63%) IIS
3 2 (0.63%) nginx
3 2 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (0.63%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.31%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.31%) Drupal
4 1 (0.31%) GlassFish
4 1 (0.31%) JBoss
4 1 (0.31%) Kentico
4 1 (0.31%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.31%) WildFly
4 1 (0.31%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.31%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 45 (14.15%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (13.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (6.29%) SaaS
4 11 (3.46%) IBM Cloud
5 10 (3.14%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (3.14%) Google Cloud Platform
5 10 (3.14%) npm
6 4 (1.26%) Serverless
7 3 (0.94%) GitHub
8 2 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.63%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.31%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (0.31%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.31%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.57%) RS-232
1 5 (1.57%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.26%) Bluetooth
2 4 (1.26%) Ethernet
2 4 (1.26%) MQTT
2 4 (1.26%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (0.63%) Internet
4 1 (0.31%) AMQP
4 1 (0.31%) Broadband
4 1 (0.31%) DNS
4 1 (0.31%) GSM
4 1 (0.31%) Network Security
4 1 (0.31%) RS-422
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (11.01%) Relational Database
2 30 (9.43%) SQL Server
3 23 (7.23%) Big Data
4 14 (4.40%) MySQL
5 8 (2.52%) RDBMS
6 6 (1.89%) Geospatial Data
7 5 (1.57%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.94%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.63%) Redis
10 1 (0.31%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.31%) Cosmos DB
10 1 (0.31%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.31%) Hazelcast
10 1 (0.31%) Pentaho
10 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 41 (12.89%) Visual Studio
2 30 (9.43%) Git (software)
3 20 (6.29%) Jenkins
4 13 (4.09%) JIRA
5 11 (3.46%) gulp
5 11 (3.46%) webpack
6 10 (3.14%) Babel
7 9 (2.83%) Maven
7 9 (2.83%) MSTest
7 9 (2.83%) Ranorex
8 8 (2.52%) Subversion
9 7 (2.20%) Cucumber
9 7 (2.20%) git-flow
9 7 (2.20%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (1.89%) JUnit
10 6 (1.89%) Selenium
11 5 (1.57%) Gradle
12 4 (1.26%) CMake
12 4 (1.26%) Gatling
12 4 (1.26%) SonarQube
General
1 25 (7.86%) Finance
2 18 (5.66%) Electronics
3 13 (4.09%) Retail
4 9 (2.83%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.20%) Aerospace
5 7 (2.20%) Automotive
6 6 (1.89%) Games
6 6 (1.89%) Law
7 5 (1.57%) Banking
8 4 (1.26%) Avionics
8 4 (1.26%) German Language
9 3 (0.94%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.63%) Marketing
10 2 (0.63%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.31%) French Language
11 1 (0.31%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.31%) Mandarin Language
11 1 (0.31%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (20.13%) .NET
2 49 (15.41%) HTML
3 44 (13.84%) AngularJS
4 40 (12.58%) CSS
5 38 (11.95%) ASP.NET
6 24 (7.55%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 24 (7.55%) MFC
6 24 (7.55%) RESTful
6 24 (7.55%) STL
7 22 (6.92%) WPF
8 20 (6.29%) COM
9 19 (5.97%) ASP.NET MVC
9 19 (5.97%) Spring
10 18 (5.66%) REST
10 18 (5.66%) Web Services
11 17 (5.35%) .NET Framework
11 17 (5.35%) HTML5
12 16 (5.03%) WCF
13 15 (4.72%) Django
13 15 (4.72%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.92%) Mobile App
2 20 (6.29%) Algorithms
3 15 (4.72%) Device Driver
4 14 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (4.09%) Embedded Systems
6 10 (3.14%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (2.20%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.57%) N-Tier
8 5 (1.57%) Robotics
8 5 (1.57%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.26%) CAN bus
9 4 (1.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 4 (1.26%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (0.94%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.63%) Fintech
11 2 (0.63%) Internet of Things
11 2 (0.63%) Life Science
11 2 (0.63%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.63%) Social Media
11 2 (0.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 67 (21.07%) Linux
2 27 (8.49%) Windows
3 7 (2.20%) Embedded Linux
4 5 (1.57%) Android
4 5 (1.57%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.26%) VxWorks
6 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 315 (99.06%) Software Engineering
2 93 (29.25%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (22.01%) SDLC
4 65 (20.44%) Computer Science
5 57 (17.92%) TDD
6 52 (16.35%) Scrum
7 44 (13.84%) Multithreading
7 44 (13.84%) OO
8 35 (11.01%) Mentoring
9 34 (10.69%) Customer Requirements
10 33 (10.38%) Continuous Integration
11 32 (10.06%) MVC
11 32 (10.06%) Software Architecture
12 29 (9.12%) Mathematics
13 28 (8.81%) Test Automation
14 26 (8.18%) Artificial Intelligence
15 25 (7.86%) Nanotechnology
15 25 (7.86%) UML
16 23 (7.23%) OOD
17 21 (6.60%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 147 (46.23%) C++
1 147 (46.23%) Java
2 118 (37.11%) C#
3 98 (30.82%) JavaScript
4 83 (26.10%) C
5 80 (25.16%) Python
6 63 (19.81%) SQL
7 15 (4.72%) Java 8
7 15 (4.72%) TypeScript
8 10 (3.14%) Objective-C
9 8 (2.52%) Ada
10 7 (2.20%) Embedded C
10 7 (2.20%) Embedded C++
11 6 (1.89%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.26%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.94%) Assembly Language
13 3 (0.94%) XAML
14 2 (0.63%) PHP
14 2 (0.63%) Ruby
15 1 (0.31%) XPath
Qualifications
1 71 (22.33%) Degree
2 36 (11.32%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (2.20%) PhD
4 5 (1.57%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.57%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.94%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.31%) HND
6 1 (0.31%) MPhil
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.14%) QA
2 8 (2.52%) MISRA
3 4 (1.26%) MISRA C
4 3 (0.94%) JTAG
5 1 (0.31%) DICOM
5 1 (0.31%) GDPR
5 1 (0.31%) ISO 13485
5 1 (0.31%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.31%) PSD2
System Software
1 21 (6.60%) Docker
2 5 (1.57%) Firmware
3 1 (0.31%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (4.09%) Ansible
2 10 (3.14%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (3.14%) Puppet
3 3 (0.94%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.94%) Terraform
4 2 (0.63%) Kibana
5 1 (0.31%) Packer
Vendors
1 40 (12.58%) Microsoft
2 24 (7.55%) Sun
3 12 (3.77%) Google
4 11 (3.46%) IBM
5 8 (2.52%) Oracle
6 6 (1.89%) Xceptor
7 4 (1.26%) Assembla
8 2 (0.63%) Facebook
8 2 (0.63%) SAP
8 2 (0.63%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.31%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.31%) Birst
9 1 (0.31%) Cadence
9 1 (0.31%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.31%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.31%) TIBCO