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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 287 327 294
Rank change year-on-year +40 -33  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 106 128 177
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.71% 0.65% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.67% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 98 113 165
Median salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £45,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £60,000 £80,000
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 14461 18972 20242
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.51% 96.73% 97.03%
Number of salaries quoted 12087 16175 16324
Median salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.17% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +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 30 March 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 30 March 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
Hampshire +26 38 £55,000 +4.76% 8
Berkshire +44 34 £63,750 +27.50% 6
Surrey +53 10 £65,000 +18.72% 2
West Sussex -6 8 £47,500 +5.55% 1
Buckinghamshire +14 6 £46,250 -1.59% 2
Oxfordshire -15 6 £63,750 +41.66% 2
East Sussex +9 4 £55,000 +27.90%
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 March 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.

1 234 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 149 (63.68%) C++
3 109 (46.58%) C#
4 89 (38.03%) SQL
5 85 (36.32%) Linux
6 83 (35.47%) Agile Software Development
7 77 (32.91%) Windows
8 72 (30.77%) Java
8 72 (30.77%) Multithreading
9 55 (23.50%) C
10 52 (22.22%) JavaScript
10 52 (22.22%) Degree
11 50 (21.37%) TDD
11 50 (21.37%) Visual Studio
12 49 (20.94%) .NET
12 49 (20.94%) Python
13 45 (19.23%) Computer Science
14 42 (17.95%) WPF
14 42 (17.95%) HTML
15 41 (17.52%) Microsoft
16 38 (16.24%) CSS
17 35 (14.96%) STL
18 33 (14.10%) XML
18 33 (14.10%) Scrum
19 29 (12.39%) SQL Server
20 28 (11.97%) OO
20 28 (11.97%) Boost C++ Libraries
20 28 (11.97%) Embedded Systems
21 27 (11.54%) Unit Testing
22 26 (11.11%) Git (software)

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 8 (3.42%) Elasticsearch
1 8 (3.42%) JBoss
2 5 (2.14%) IIS
3 3 (1.28%) Apache
4 2 (0.85%) Apache Pig
4 2 (0.85%) SAS
5 1 (0.43%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.43%) Drupal
5 1 (0.43%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.43%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (2.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.28%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (3.42%) SaaS
4 2 (0.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.12%) TCP/IP
2 17 (7.26%) LDAP
3 12 (5.13%) FTP
3 12 (5.13%) HTTP
3 12 (5.13%) Kerberos
4 8 (3.42%) Internet
5 7 (2.99%) DNS
5 7 (2.99%) Network Security
6 3 (1.28%) Firewall
6 3 (1.28%) SMTP
7 2 (0.85%) LTE
7 2 (0.85%) Wireless
8 1 (0.43%) 2G
8 1 (0.43%) 3G
8 1 (0.43%) Intranet
8 1 (0.43%) RANAP
8 1 (0.43%) RTP
8 1 (0.43%) SSL
8 1 (0.43%) VPN
8 1 (0.43%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (12.39%) SQL Server
2 19 (8.12%) MySQL
3 18 (7.69%) NoSQL
4 13 (5.56%) MongoDB
5 7 (2.99%) Big Data
6 4 (1.71%) KDB
6 4 (1.71%) MariaDB
6 4 (1.71%) Redis
7 3 (1.28%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.85%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.85%) HBase
8 2 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.85%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.43%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.43%) DB2
9 1 (0.43%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 50 (21.37%) Visual Studio
2 26 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 22 (9.40%) Subversion
4 21 (8.97%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (4.27%) Eclipse
6 9 (3.85%) Maven
7 8 (3.42%) Ant
7 8 (3.42%) Selenium
8 7 (2.99%) Bugzilla
8 7 (2.99%) CruiseControl
8 7 (2.99%) Hudson
8 7 (2.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 6 (2.56%) Gradle
9 6 (2.56%) Redmine
9 6 (2.56%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 5 (2.14%) Cucumber
11 4 (1.71%) Bower
11 4 (1.71%) Grunt
11 4 (1.71%) Jenkins
12 3 (1.28%) NUnit
General
1 19 (8.12%) Finance
2 13 (5.56%) Electronics
3 7 (2.99%) Games
4 6 (2.56%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.14%) Advertising
5 5 (2.14%) Aerospace
6 3 (1.28%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.85%) Automotive
7 2 (0.85%) Military
8 1 (0.43%) Avionics
8 1 (0.43%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (20.94%) .NET
2 42 (17.95%) HTML
2 42 (17.95%) WPF
3 38 (16.24%) CSS
4 35 (14.96%) STL
5 33 (14.10%) XML
6 28 (11.97%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 25 (10.68%) MFC
8 19 (8.12%) REST
9 18 (7.69%) AngularJS
9 18 (7.69%) Web Services
10 14 (5.98%) SOAP
11 13 (5.56%) jQuery
12 12 (5.13%) .NET Framework
13 11 (4.70%) Ajax
13 11 (4.70%) COM
14 9 (3.85%) J2EE
14 9 (3.85%) RESTful
14 9 (3.85%) WCF
15 8 (3.42%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 45 (19.23%) Computer Science
2 28 (11.97%) Embedded Systems
3 22 (9.40%) Algorithms
4 10 (4.27%) Client/Server
5 9 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (3.85%) Data Structures
6 6 (2.56%) Mobile App
6 6 (2.56%) Social Media
7 4 (1.71%) Fintech
7 4 (1.71%) User Experience
7 4 (1.71%) Web 2.0
8 3 (1.28%) Contactless
8 3 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.28%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.28%) Smart Energy
8 3 (1.28%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.85%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 2 (0.85%) Internet of Things
9 2 (0.85%) iPad
10 1 (0.43%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 85 (36.32%) Linux
2 77 (32.91%) Windows
3 7 (2.99%) Ubuntu
3 7 (2.99%) Unix
4 6 (2.56%) Solaris
5 4 (1.71%) Embedded Linux
5 4 (1.71%) VMS
6 2 (0.85%) Android
7 1 (0.43%) FreeBSD
7 1 (0.43%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.43%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 234 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 83 (35.47%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (30.77%) Multithreading
4 50 (21.37%) TDD
5 33 (14.10%) Scrum
6 28 (11.97%) OO
7 27 (11.54%) Unit Testing
8 23 (9.83%) SDLC
9 17 (7.26%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (6.41%) Mathematics
10 15 (6.41%) Mentoring
10 15 (6.41%) OOD
11 14 (5.98%) Multithreaded Programming
11 14 (5.98%) OOP
12 11 (4.70%) MVC
12 11 (4.70%) Regression Testing
12 11 (4.70%) UML
12 11 (4.70%) Web Development
13 10 (4.27%) Microservices
14 9 (3.85%) Issue Tracking
Programming Languages
1 149 (63.68%) C++
2 109 (46.58%) C#
3 89 (38.03%) SQL
4 72 (30.77%) Java
5 55 (23.50%) C
6 52 (22.22%) JavaScript
7 49 (20.94%) Python
8 13 (5.56%) PHP
9 12 (5.13%) Embedded C
10 9 (3.85%) Bash Shell
11 7 (2.99%) Ruby
12 5 (2.14%) Shell Script
12 5 (2.14%) TypeScript
13 4 (1.71%) CoffeeScript
13 4 (1.71%) Embedded C++
13 4 (1.71%) Perl
13 4 (1.71%) VB.NET
13 4 (1.71%) VC++
14 3 (1.28%) Apex Code
15 2 (0.85%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 52 (22.22%) Degree
2 8 (3.42%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.71%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.85%) HNC
4 2 (0.85%) HND
5 1 (0.43%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.56%) QA
2 5 (2.14%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.85%) DO-178B
3 2 (0.85%) MISRA
System Software
1 12 (5.13%) NFS
2 9 (3.85%) Firmware
3 4 (1.71%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.71%) HDFS
4 2 (0.85%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.43%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (0.85%) Oozie
2 1 (0.43%) Ansible
2 1 (0.43%) FreeIPA
2 1 (0.43%) Nagios
2 1 (0.43%) Puppet
Vendors
1 41 (17.52%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.13%) Oracle
3 7 (2.99%) Sophos
4 6 (2.56%) DevExpress
4 6 (2.56%) Telerik
4 6 (2.56%) VMware
5 4 (1.71%) ForgeRock
6 3 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.85%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.85%) F5
7 2 (0.85%) Green Hills
7 2 (0.85%) Mercator
7 2 (0.85%) SAP
8 1 (0.43%) Cisco
8 1 (0.43%) Cloudera
8 1 (0.43%) Hortonworks
8 1 (0.43%) Zend
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