Period
to 18 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 229 348 363
Rank change year-on-year +119 +15 -25
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 412 243 301
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.33% 0.76% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.38% 0.79% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 383 200 230
South East median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £39,500 £37,500 £40,000
90th Percentile £74,500 £67,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +5.00%

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 29,943 30,940 39,371
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.67% 96.87% 97.00%
Number of salaries quoted 24,982 25,712 33,320
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +28 132 £57,500 +15.00% 21
Hampshire +29 107 £55,000 - 10
West Sussex +45 69 £47,500 - 4
Oxfordshire +13 65 £57,500 +15.00% 10
Surrey +37 57 £55,000 - 6
Berkshire +20 53 £57,500 +15.00% 7
East Sussex +10 40 £48,750 +8.33% 4
Buckinghamshire +7 14 £52,500 +23.53% 4
Kent +28 6 £45,000 -21.74%
Middlesex - 1 £42,500 -
Senior Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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.

1 411 (99.76%) Software Engineering
2 254 (61.65%) C++
3 191 (46.36%) C#
4 159 (38.59%) Agile Software Development
5 133 (32.28%) Windows
6 132 (32.04%) TDD
7 106 (25.73%) Degree
8 104 (25.24%) SQL
9 103 (25.00%) Multithreading
10 100 (24.27%) Java
11 99 (24.03%) Python
12 96 (23.30%) Computer Science
13 95 (23.06%) C
14 91 (22.09%) Linux
15 85 (20.63%) STL
15 85 (20.63%) Computer Science Degree
16 84 (20.39%) OO
17 80 (19.42%) MFC
18 77 (18.69%) .NET
19 71 (17.23%) JavaScript
20 65 (15.78%) Visual Studio
21 62 (15.05%) XML
22 53 (12.86%) Qt
23 49 (11.89%) Web Services
24 48 (11.65%) WPF
24 48 (11.65%) Multithreaded Programming
24 48 (11.65%) Algorithms
25 44 (10.68%) Client/Server
26 43 (10.44%) Mentoring
27 40 (9.71%) Unit Testing

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 7 (1.70%) Confluence
1 7 (1.70%) IIS
2 6 (1.46%) Apache Pig
3 5 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (1.21%) SAS
4 3 (0.73%) Apache Spark
4 3 (0.73%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (0.49%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.24%) Apache
6 1 (0.24%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.24%) Hubot
6 1 (0.24%) JBoss
6 1 (0.24%) nginx
6 1 (0.24%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.24%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.24%) WildFly
6 1 (0.24%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.37%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.43%) SaaS
3 9 (2.18%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.49%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.88%) TCP/IP
2 10 (2.43%) DHCP
3 7 (1.70%) Broadband
4 4 (0.97%) HTTP
5 2 (0.49%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.49%) Firewall
6 1 (0.24%) AMQP
6 1 (0.24%) Internet
6 1 (0.24%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (9.22%) SQL Server
2 33 (8.01%) PostgreSQL
3 22 (5.34%) Relational Database
4 17 (4.13%) NoSQL
5 16 (3.88%) Big Data
6 10 (2.43%) Hadoop
7 8 (1.94%) MongoDB
8 6 (1.46%) Apache Hive
8 6 (1.46%) MySQL
9 5 (1.21%) Oracle Database
9 5 (1.21%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.73%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (0.73%) SQLPlus
12 2 (0.49%) HBase
12 2 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.49%) SQL Server 2016
13 1 (0.24%) Amazon Redshift
13 1 (0.24%) BigQuery
13 1 (0.24%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 65 (15.78%) Visual Studio
2 13 (3.16%) Jenkins
3 10 (2.43%) JIRA
4 7 (1.70%) GitLab
4 7 (1.70%) Subversion
5 6 (1.46%) Git (software)
5 6 (1.46%) Maven
6 5 (1.21%) Bugzilla
6 5 (1.21%) Hudson
6 5 (1.21%) Selenium
7 4 (0.97%) CruiseControl
7 4 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.49%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.49%) Gradle
8 2 (0.49%) Moq
9 1 (0.24%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.24%) MSTest
9 1 (0.24%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.24%) WebDriver
General
1 21 (5.10%) Manufacturing
2 18 (4.37%) Electronics
3 12 (2.91%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.43%) Retail
5 9 (2.18%) Finance
6 8 (1.94%) Games
7 7 (1.70%) Marketing
8 2 (0.49%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.49%) Automotive
8 2 (0.49%) Back Office
8 2 (0.49%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.49%) Military
9 1 (0.24%) Advertising
9 1 (0.24%) Banking
9 1 (0.24%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (20.63%) STL
2 80 (19.42%) MFC
3 77 (18.69%) .NET
4 62 (15.05%) XML
5 53 (12.86%) Qt
6 49 (11.89%) Web Services
7 48 (11.65%) WPF
8 38 (9.22%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 38 (9.22%) HTML
9 32 (7.77%) .NET Framework
10 29 (7.04%) CSS
11 24 (5.83%) ASP.NET
12 23 (5.58%) jQuery
13 20 (4.85%) REST
14 17 (4.13%) AngularJS
14 17 (4.13%) Java EE
15 16 (3.88%) WCF
16 15 (3.64%) KnockoutJS
17 11 (2.67%) React
17 11 (2.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 96 (23.30%) Computer Science
2 48 (11.65%) Algorithms
3 44 (10.68%) Client/Server
4 38 (9.22%) Greenfield Project
5 37 (8.98%) Embedded Systems
6 17 (4.13%) CUDA
7 13 (3.16%) User Experience
8 9 (2.18%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (2.18%) Device Driver
9 5 (1.21%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.97%) EPoS
11 3 (0.73%) Contactless
12 2 (0.49%) Clustering
12 2 (0.49%) PKI
12 2 (0.49%) W3C
13 1 (0.24%) CAN bus
13 1 (0.24%) Management Information System
13 1 (0.24%) RIA
13 1 (0.24%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 133 (32.28%) Windows
2 91 (22.09%) Linux
3 25 (6.07%) Embedded Linux
4 19 (4.61%) Unix
5 15 (3.64%) Windows Server
6 14 (3.40%) VxWorks
7 7 (1.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (1.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 411 (99.76%) Software Engineering
2 159 (38.59%) Agile Software Development
3 132 (32.04%) TDD
4 103 (25.00%) Multithreading
5 84 (20.39%) OO
6 48 (11.65%) Multithreaded Programming
7 43 (10.44%) Mentoring
8 40 (9.71%) UML
8 40 (9.71%) Unit Testing
9 38 (9.22%) Continuous Integration
9 38 (9.22%) Software Architecture
10 35 (8.50%) OOD
11 34 (8.25%) SDLC
12 27 (6.55%) OOP
12 27 (6.55%) Test Automation
13 26 (6.31%) Scrum
14 17 (4.13%) MVC
15 16 (3.88%) Data Management
15 16 (3.88%) High Availability
16 12 (2.91%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 254 (61.65%) C++
2 191 (46.36%) C#
3 104 (25.24%) SQL
4 100 (24.27%) Java
5 99 (24.03%) Python
6 95 (23.06%) C
7 71 (17.23%) JavaScript
8 24 (5.83%) Embedded C++
9 19 (4.61%) Bash Shell
9 19 (4.61%) Lua
10 15 (3.64%) Embedded C
11 13 (3.16%) T-SQL
12 10 (2.43%) Assembly Language
13 7 (1.70%) Ruby
14 6 (1.46%) Perl
14 6 (1.46%) PHP
14 6 (1.46%) Tcl
15 4 (0.97%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.97%) VB
16 3 (0.73%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 106 (25.73%) Degree
2 85 (20.63%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (1.94%) SC Cleared
3 8 (1.94%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.73%) PhD
5 2 (0.49%) Chartered Engineer
5 2 (0.49%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.49%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.91%) QA
2 11 (2.67%) MISRA
3 10 (2.43%) MISRA C
4 3 (0.73%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.49%) ISO 13485
6 1 (0.24%) DICOM
6 1 (0.24%) GAMP
6 1 (0.24%) GCP
6 1 (0.24%) HL7
6 1 (0.24%) IEC 61131
6 1 (0.24%) JTAG
6 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (1.94%) Docker
2 5 (1.21%) Apache Flume
2 5 (1.21%) HDFS
3 2 (0.49%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (1.21%) Kubernetes
1 5 (1.21%) Oozie
2 3 (0.73%) Terraform
3 2 (0.49%) Packer
4 1 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.24%) Puppet
4 1 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 36 (8.74%) Microsoft
2 11 (2.67%) Oracle
3 8 (1.94%) Sophos
4 7 (1.70%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (1.70%) VMware
5 6 (1.46%) Google
6 5 (1.21%) SAP
7 1 (0.24%) Atmel
7 1 (0.24%) Twitter
7 1 (0.24%) Zend