Period
to 23 January 2022

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 23 January 2022.

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
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 181 241 181
Rank change year-on-year +60 -60 +94
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 332 93 405
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.87% 0.93% 1.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.00% 0.97% 1.82%
Number of salaries quoted 188 81 351
10th Percentile £48,375 £47,500 £40,000
25th Percentile £55,000 £53,750 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% -8.33%
75th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £63,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £72,500
England median annual salary £72,500 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +11.54% +8.33% -7.69%

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 16,579 9,629 22,212
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.34% 96.19% 95.84%
Number of salaries quoted 11,674 7,846 18,302
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £38,750 £35,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £54,850 £50,000 £49,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.70% +2.04% +3.16%
75th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +1.94%

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 23 January 2022.

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 23 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Hampshire +14 124 £65,000 +10.64% 8
Thames Valley -33 80 £65,000 - 16
Surrey -8 70 £60,000 -7.69% 6
Berkshire -13 43 £65,000 - 11
Kent -23 30 £72,500 +31.82% 3
Oxfordshire -12 28 £72,500 - 4
East Sussex -12 16 £72,500 +11.54% 5
Buckinghamshire -42 9 £55,000 +4.76% 1
West Sussex +4 7 £52,500 -4.55% 1
Home Counties - 1 £100,000 -
Middlesex - 1 - -
Sussex - 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 23 January 2022, 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.

1 332 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 180 (54.22%) Agile Software Development
3 140 (42.17%) C#
4 128 (38.55%) C++
4 128 (38.55%) Degree
5 107 (32.23%) Java
6 104 (31.33%) C
6 104 (31.33%) Computer Science
7 99 (29.82%) Social Skills
8 95 (28.61%) Git (software)
9 91 (27.41%) Python
10 90 (27.11%) DevOps
11 89 (26.81%) Docker
12 85 (25.60%) Full Stack Development
12 85 (25.60%) Linux
13 83 (25.00%) OO
13 83 (25.00%) Algorithms
14 76 (22.89%) TDD
15 72 (21.69%) CI/CD
16 71 (21.39%) Azure
17 66 (19.88%) Test Automation
17 66 (19.88%) .NET
18 65 (19.58%) SQL
19 63 (18.98%) Scrum
19 63 (18.98%) Mentoring
20 61 (18.37%) Jenkins
20 61 (18.37%) Risk Management
20 61 (18.37%) Unit Testing
21 58 (17.47%) OOP
22 57 (17.17%) JavaScript

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 12 (3.61%) Apache Spark
2 11 (3.31%) Cloud Foundry
3 6 (1.81%) Confluence
4 5 (1.51%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.20%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.60%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.60%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.30%) Apache
7 1 (0.30%) CMS
7 1 (0.30%) GemFire
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.30%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (0.60%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.30%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 71 (21.39%) Azure
2 55 (16.57%) AWS
3 29 (8.73%) Serverless
4 27 (8.13%) SaaS
5 24 (7.23%) OpenShift
6 20 (6.02%) Amazon Kinesis
7 16 (4.82%) GitHub
8 11 (3.31%) Amazon EC2
8 11 (3.31%) Amazon SQS
9 8 (2.41%) AWS Lambda
10 7 (2.11%) Amazon S3
10 7 (2.11%) AWS Fargate
11 5 (1.51%) GCP
12 2 (0.60%) Apigee
12 2 (0.60%) Microsoft 365
13 1 (0.30%) Amazon EKS
13 1 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.30%) WeChat
13 1 (0.30%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.12%) Kerberos
2 8 (2.41%) MQTT
2 8 (2.41%) PPP
3 5 (1.51%) Ethernet
3 5 (1.51%) HTTP
3 5 (1.51%) IPsec
4 4 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (1.20%) Wireless
5 3 (0.90%) 3GPP
5 3 (0.90%) Modbus
5 3 (0.90%) Radio Access Network
5 3 (0.90%) RS-485
5 3 (0.90%) Tactical Data Link
6 2 (0.60%) 5G
6 2 (0.60%) NAS
6 2 (0.60%) SAN
6 2 (0.60%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.30%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.30%) SMS
7 1 (0.30%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (8.13%) MySQL
2 26 (7.83%) Relational Database
3 25 (7.53%) PostgreSQL
4 19 (5.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 17 (5.12%) SQL Server
6 14 (4.22%) Redis
7 13 (3.92%) SQLite
8 12 (3.61%) Big Data
8 12 (3.61%) HBase
8 12 (3.61%) MariaDB
9 11 (3.31%) Hadoop
10 9 (2.71%) Amazon RDS
11 7 (2.11%) NoSQL
12 4 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (1.20%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.60%) Metadata
14 1 (0.30%) Blockchain
14 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database
14 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 95 (28.61%) Git (software)
2 61 (18.37%) Jenkins
3 26 (7.83%) JIRA
3 26 (7.83%) Subversion
4 20 (6.02%) Visual Studio
5 17 (5.12%) Maven
6 11 (3.31%) Bitbucket
6 11 (3.31%) Octopus Deploy
6 11 (3.31%) TeamCity
7 9 (2.71%) Eclipse
8 8 (2.41%) Bugzilla
8 8 (2.41%) CruiseControl
8 8 (2.41%) Gemini Tracker
8 8 (2.41%) GoogleTest
8 8 (2.41%) Hudson
8 8 (2.41%) Rational DOORS
8 8 (2.41%) TestRail
8 8 (2.41%) Valgrind
8 8 (2.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 4 (1.20%) PHPUnit
General
1 99 (29.82%) Social Skills
2 26 (7.83%) Finance
3 23 (6.93%) Manufacturing
4 17 (5.12%) Banking
5 16 (4.82%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 16 (4.82%) Telecoms
6 13 (3.92%) Law
7 11 (3.31%) Presentation Skills
8 8 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (2.41%) Electronics
9 7 (2.11%) Back Office
10 6 (1.81%) Retail
11 5 (1.51%) Advertising
11 5 (1.51%) Games
12 3 (0.90%) Military
13 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.30%) Front Office
13 1 (0.30%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (19.88%) .NET
2 55 (16.57%) Web Services
3 38 (11.45%) .NET Core
3 38 (11.45%) React
4 37 (11.14%) HTML
5 35 (10.54%) REST
6 34 (10.24%) Velocity
7 31 (9.34%) CSS
8 30 (9.04%) Spring Boot
9 29 (8.73%) RESTful
10 25 (7.53%) Node.js
11 24 (7.23%) JSON
12 22 (6.63%) ASP.NET
13 21 (6.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 21 (6.33%) STL
14 20 (6.02%) RabbitMQ
14 20 (6.02%) XML
15 19 (5.72%) MFC
16 18 (5.42%) AngularJS
17 17 (5.12%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 83 (25.00%) Algorithms
2 40 (12.05%) User Experience
3 39 (11.75%) Data Structures
4 26 (7.83%) Self-Motivation
5 18 (5.42%) Mobile App
6 14 (4.22%) Greenfield Project
7 13 (3.92%) Cloud Native
7 13 (3.92%) Device Driver
7 13 (3.92%) Renewable Energy
8 9 (2.71%) Fibre Optics
8 9 (2.71%) Legacy Code
8 9 (2.71%) SIMD
9 8 (2.41%) CAN bus
9 8 (2.41%) Photography
10 5 (1.51%) CUDA
10 5 (1.51%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.20%) Private Cloud
11 4 (1.20%) Robotics
12 3 (0.90%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 85 (25.60%) Linux
2 21 (6.33%) Embedded Linux
3 19 (5.72%) Windows
4 13 (3.92%) Unix
5 9 (2.71%) CentOS
5 9 (2.71%) Ubuntu
6 8 (2.41%) Debian
7 6 (1.81%) Android
8 5 (1.51%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.60%) FreeRTOS
9 2 (0.60%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.30%) OpenWrt
10 1 (0.30%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 332 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 180 (54.22%) Agile Software Development
3 104 (31.33%) Computer Science
4 90 (27.11%) DevOps
5 85 (25.60%) Full Stack Development
6 83 (25.00%) OO
7 76 (22.89%) TDD
8 72 (21.69%) CI/CD
9 66 (19.88%) Test Automation
10 63 (18.98%) Mentoring
10 63 (18.98%) Scrum
11 61 (18.37%) Risk Management
11 61 (18.37%) Unit Testing
12 58 (17.47%) OOP
13 57 (17.17%) Continuous Improvement
14 55 (16.57%) Continuous Integration
15 45 (13.55%) Multithreading
16 44 (13.25%) Artificial Intelligence
16 44 (13.25%) Technical Leadership
17 43 (12.95%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 140 (42.17%) C#
2 128 (38.55%) C++
3 107 (32.23%) Java
4 104 (31.33%) C
5 91 (27.41%) Python
6 65 (19.58%) SQL
7 57 (17.17%) JavaScript
8 43 (12.95%) Go
9 20 (6.02%) Embedded C
10 18 (5.42%) Java 8
11 16 (4.82%) Embedded C++
12 15 (4.52%) TypeScript
13 10 (3.01%) PHP
14 8 (2.41%) XAML
15 7 (2.11%) C++/CLI
16 6 (1.81%) Bash
17 5 (1.51%) Rust
18 4 (1.20%) R
18 4 (1.20%) Ruby
19 3 (0.90%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 128 (38.55%) Degree
2 27 (8.13%) Computer Science Degree
3 26 (7.83%) HND
4 8 (2.41%) Master's Degree
4 8 (2.41%) Security Cleared
5 7 (2.11%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.90%) ISEB
6 3 (0.90%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.30%) OCP
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.63%) ISO 9001
2 14 (4.22%) QA
3 3 (0.90%) DICOM
3 3 (0.90%) ISO 13485
4 1 (0.30%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 89 (26.81%) Docker
2 26 (7.83%) Firmware
3 3 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.60%) NFS
4 2 (0.60%) Samba
5 1 (0.30%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.30%) HDFS
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 51 (15.36%) Kubernetes
2 33 (9.94%) Ansible
3 21 (6.33%) Terraform
4 8 (2.41%) Apache Brooklyn
5 4 (1.20%) Packer
6 2 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.30%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 25 (7.53%) Microsoft
2 13 (3.92%) Google
3 9 (2.71%) Xamarin
4 6 (1.81%) Intel
5 5 (1.51%) NVIDIA
5 5 (1.51%) Oracle
6 4 (1.20%) Apple
6 4 (1.20%) Atlassian
6 4 (1.20%) VMware
7 3 (0.90%) Okta
8 1 (0.30%) Facebook