Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 249 308 344
Rank change year-on-year +59 +36 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 350 249 279
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.19% 0.87% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.23% 0.90% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 309 230 226
South East median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £43,750 £40,000 £40,000
90th Percentile £75,250 £85,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +5.77% -0.95%

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 28,362 27,797 34,807
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.59% 96.74% 97.09%
Number of salaries quoted 23,599 23,174 29,390
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 +69 153 £57,500 - 34
Hampshire +15 81 £52,500 -12.50% 5
Berkshire +25 80 £65,000 +13.04% 9
Oxfordshire +38 62 £55,000 -8.33% 21
Surrey +27 54 £55,000 - 14
West Sussex +3 30 £48,750 +2.63% 2
East Sussex -30 16 £55,000 +10.00% 6
Kent +26 14 £48,750 - 6
Buckinghamshire +13 11 £50,000 -4.76% 4
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 September 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.

1 346 (98.86%) Software Engineering
2 174 (49.71%) C++
3 144 (41.14%) C#
4 130 (37.14%) Java
5 127 (36.29%) Agile Software Development
6 108 (30.86%) C
7 100 (28.57%) JavaScript
8 99 (28.29%) Degree
9 85 (24.29%) Computer Science
10 83 (23.71%) .NET
11 79 (22.57%) SDLC
12 77 (22.00%) SQL
13 76 (21.71%) TDD
14 71 (20.29%) Python
15 66 (18.86%) Visual Studio
16 58 (16.57%) Scrum
17 56 (16.00%) Computer Science Degree
18 55 (15.71%) Mentoring
18 55 (15.71%) UML
19 52 (14.86%) Linux
20 51 (14.57%) HTML
20 51 (14.57%) Multithreading
21 50 (14.29%) AngularJS
22 49 (14.00%) Continuous Integration
23 47 (13.43%) Git (software)
24 45 (12.86%) SQL Server
24 45 (12.86%) CSS
25 44 (12.57%) ASP.NET
26 43 (12.29%) Windows
26 43 (12.29%) OO

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 (2.57%) JBoss
2 4 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (1.14%) OpenStack
3 3 (0.86%) Apache
3 3 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.57%) Confluence
4 2 (0.57%) Hubot
4 2 (0.57%) IIS
4 2 (0.57%) WildFly
5 1 (0.29%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.29%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.29%) Drupal
5 1 (0.29%) Jetty
5 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (0.86%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 41 (11.71%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (7.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (3.43%) SaaS
4 11 (3.14%) GitHub
5 4 (1.14%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 4 (1.14%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.57%) PaaS
6 2 (0.57%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.14%) Internet
1 11 (3.14%) RS-232
2 10 (2.86%) Ethernet
3 9 (2.57%) TCP/IP
4 7 (2.00%) Bluetooth
4 7 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (1.71%) AMQP
6 4 (1.14%) RS-485
7 2 (0.57%) DNS
7 2 (0.57%) Firewall
7 2 (0.57%) SNMP
8 1 (0.29%) HTTP
8 1 (0.29%) RTP
8 1 (0.29%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (12.86%) SQL Server
2 43 (12.29%) Relational Database
3 20 (5.71%) Big Data
4 18 (5.14%) MySQL
5 12 (3.43%) NoSQL
6 10 (2.86%) RDBMS
7 5 (1.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 5 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.14%) Amazon QuickSight
8 4 (1.14%) Hazelcast
8 4 (1.14%) Pentaho
8 4 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.57%) Geospatial Data
9 2 (0.57%) GIS
9 2 (0.57%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.57%) Redis
10 1 (0.29%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.29%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 66 (18.86%) Visual Studio
2 47 (13.43%) Git (software)
3 20 (5.71%) Subversion
4 19 (5.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 17 (4.86%) Jenkins
6 13 (3.71%) JIRA
7 12 (3.43%) JUnit
8 9 (2.57%) git-flow
8 9 (2.57%) Gradle
9 8 (2.29%) MSTest
9 8 (2.29%) Ranorex
9 8 (2.29%) Selenium
10 7 (2.00%) Cucumber
11 6 (1.71%) Bugzilla
11 6 (1.71%) CruiseControl
11 6 (1.71%) Gemini Tracker
11 6 (1.71%) Hudson
11 6 (1.71%) Maven
11 6 (1.71%) SpecFlow
11 6 (1.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 40 (11.43%) Finance
2 24 (6.86%) Electronics
3 11 (3.14%) Aerospace
4 10 (2.86%) Automotive
4 10 (2.86%) Retail
5 6 (1.71%) Law
5 6 (1.71%) Military
6 5 (1.43%) Avionics
6 5 (1.43%) Banking
6 5 (1.43%) Games
6 5 (1.43%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.43%) Multimedia
7 4 (1.14%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.14%) Marketing
7 4 (1.14%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.29%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (23.71%) .NET
2 51 (14.57%) HTML
3 50 (14.29%) AngularJS
4 45 (12.86%) CSS
5 44 (12.57%) ASP.NET
6 41 (11.71%) STL
7 40 (11.43%) MFC
7 40 (11.43%) WPF
8 36 (10.29%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 33 (9.43%) Spring
10 32 (9.14%) REST
11 31 (8.86%) Web Services
12 28 (8.00%) .NET Framework
13 24 (6.86%) WCF
14 22 (6.29%) ASP.NET MVC
15 20 (5.71%) COM
16 18 (5.14%) Django
17 17 (4.86%) Flask
17 17 (4.86%) WinForms
18 16 (4.57%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 85 (24.29%) Computer Science
2 21 (6.00%) Algorithms
2 21 (6.00%) Mobile App
3 18 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (3.71%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (3.14%) Device Driver
6 9 (2.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 9 (2.57%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (2.29%) N-Tier
8 7 (2.00%) CAN bus
8 7 (2.00%) Embedded Systems
8 7 (2.00%) Robotics
9 6 (1.71%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (1.43%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.43%) Internet of Things
11 4 (1.14%) BYOD
12 3 (0.86%) Credit Risk
13 2 (0.57%) Industry 4.0
13 2 (0.57%) Social Media
13 2 (0.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 52 (14.86%) Linux
2 43 (12.29%) Windows
3 10 (2.86%) Android
4 9 (2.57%) Apple iOS
5 8 (2.29%) Embedded Linux
5 8 (2.29%) VxWorks
6 2 (0.57%) Solaris
7 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 346 (98.86%) Software Engineering
2 127 (36.29%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (22.57%) SDLC
4 76 (21.71%) TDD
5 58 (16.57%) Scrum
6 55 (15.71%) Mentoring
6 55 (15.71%) UML
7 51 (14.57%) Multithreading
8 49 (14.00%) Continuous Integration
9 43 (12.29%) OO
10 40 (11.43%) Software Architecture
11 33 (9.43%) Nanotechnology
12 32 (9.14%) Test Automation
13 31 (8.86%) MVC
14 29 (8.29%) Artificial Intelligence
15 26 (7.43%) Mathematics
16 25 (7.14%) Unit Testing
17 24 (6.86%) OOP
18 22 (6.29%) Microservices
19 19 (5.43%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 174 (49.71%) C++
2 144 (41.14%) C#
3 130 (37.14%) Java
4 108 (30.86%) C
5 100 (28.57%) JavaScript
6 77 (22.00%) SQL
7 71 (20.29%) Python
8 27 (7.71%) Java 8
9 18 (5.14%) Embedded C
10 14 (4.00%) Embedded C++
11 13 (3.71%) VB.NET
12 12 (3.43%) Ada
13 6 (1.71%) XAML
14 5 (1.43%) Assembly Language
14 5 (1.43%) Bash Shell
15 4 (1.14%) Scala
15 4 (1.14%) TypeScript
15 4 (1.14%) VB
15 4 (1.14%) VC++
16 3 (0.86%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 99 (28.29%) Degree
2 56 (16.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (3.71%) Security Cleared
4 10 (2.86%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.43%) Master's Degree
6 3 (0.86%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (0.57%) PhD
8 1 (0.29%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.29%) MPhil
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.14%) QA
2 11 (3.14%) MISRA
3 7 (2.00%) MISRA C
4 5 (1.43%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.57%) ECSS
5 2 (0.57%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 15 (4.29%) Firmware
2 3 (0.86%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (2.00%) Ansible
2 6 (1.71%) Terraform
3 3 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.57%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.29%) Puppet
Vendors
1 38 (10.86%) Microsoft
2 33 (9.43%) Sun
3 7 (2.00%) Assembla
3 7 (2.00%) Oracle
4 6 (1.71%) Xceptor
5 4 (1.14%) Birst
5 4 (1.14%) SAP
6 2 (0.57%) Google
6 2 (0.57%) VMware
7 1 (0.29%) Facebook
7 1 (0.29%) QNX
7 1 (0.29%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.29%) Sitecore