Senior Software Engineer Jobs in the South East

Senior Software Engineer
England > South East

The median Senior Software Engineer salary in the South East is £65,000 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 26 May 2024.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
26 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 159 240 219
Rank change year-on-year +81 -21 +33
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 281 168 330
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.63% 1.19% 1.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.73% 1.31% 1.69%
Number of salaries quoted 183 116 183
10th Percentile £50,000 £55,000 £56,250
25th Percentile £55,000 £58,750 £57,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% +10.64%
75th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £82,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £67,500 £72,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year -6.90% +3.57% +7.69%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
South East

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.

Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 16,230 12,794 19,553
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.08% 90.26% 96.38%
Number of salaries quoted 11,600 8,097 12,330
10th Percentile £27,613 £29,750 £30,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £40,000 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £65,000 £71,250 £70,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £85,000 £82,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £60,800 £60,000
% change year-on-year -13.65% +1.33% +9.09%

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 26 May 2024.

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 26 May 2024. 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
Thames Valley +82 139 £63,750 -13.56% 22
Hampshire -10 79 £62,500 -10.71% 5
Berkshire +61 74 £70,000 -6.67% 8
Oxfordshire +36 42 £60,000 - 13
Surrey -2 35 £70,000 +12.00% 4
Buckinghamshire -15 23 £52,500 -25.80% 1
Kent +10 20 £55,000 - 3
East Sussex +16 5 £92,500 +82.27% 1
Sussex - 2 £30,000 - 3
Senior Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 2024, Senior Software Engineer job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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.

1 280 (99.64%) Software Engineering
2 92 (32.74%) Python
3 91 (32.38%) Agile
4 80 (28.47%) Linux
4 80 (28.47%) Security Cleared
5 70 (24.91%) Degree
6 66 (23.49%) C++
7 63 (22.42%) SC Cleared
8 62 (22.06%) C
9 60 (21.35%) C#
10 56 (19.93%) .NET
11 55 (19.57%) Algorithms
12 46 (16.37%) JavaScript
13 39 (13.88%) Mathematics
13 39 (13.88%) Azure
14 38 (13.52%) React
15 36 (12.81%) Computer Science
16 35 (12.46%) Windows
16 35 (12.46%) Social Skills
17 34 (12.10%) Java
17 34 (12.10%) Embedded Linux
18 33 (11.74%) Problem-Solving
19 32 (11.39%) DevOps
19 32 (11.39%) Military
20 30 (10.68%) AWS
21 29 (10.32%) Configuration Management
22 28 (9.96%) Artificial Intelligence
23 27 (9.61%) Actionable Insight
24 25 (8.90%) .NET Core
24 25 (8.90%) PostgreSQL

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 19 (6.76%) ArcGIS
1 19 (6.76%) GeoServer
2 6 (2.14%) Confluence
3 1 (0.36%) JBoss
3 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 15 (5.34%) Simulink
1 15 (5.34%) Stateflow
2 7 (2.49%) CANalyzer
3 1 (0.36%) Doxygen
3 1 (0.36%) OrCAD
3 1 (0.36%) TargetLink
Cloud Services
1 39 (13.88%) Azure
2 30 (10.68%) AWS
3 3 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.07%) GCP
3 3 (1.07%) Serverless
4 2 (0.71%) Power Platform
5 1 (0.36%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.98%) J1939
2 11 (3.91%) Wireless
3 1 (0.36%) 4G
3 1 (0.36%) 5G
3 1 (0.36%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.36%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.36%) LoRaWAN
3 1 (0.36%) Modbus
3 1 (0.36%) MQTT
3 1 (0.36%) RS-232
3 1 (0.36%) RS-485
3 1 (0.36%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (8.90%) PostgreSQL
2 19 (6.76%) GIS
2 19 (6.76%) QGIS
3 8 (2.85%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.07%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.71%) Power BI
5 2 (0.71%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.36%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 17 (6.05%) Git
2 15 (5.34%) CMake
2 15 (5.34%) Subversion
3 14 (4.98%) ClearCase
3 14 (4.98%) JIRA
3 14 (4.98%) Plastic SCM
4 12 (4.27%) Visual Studio
5 11 (3.91%) Jenkins
6 7 (2.49%) ClearQuest
7 2 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.36%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.36%) GitLab
8 1 (0.36%) IntelliJ
General
1 35 (12.46%) Social Skills
2 32 (11.39%) Military
3 25 (8.90%) Automotive
4 21 (7.47%) Aerospace
5 19 (6.76%) Electronics
6 9 (3.20%) Finance
7 6 (2.14%) Documentation Skills
8 5 (1.78%) Aviation
8 5 (1.78%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.78%) Swedish Language
9 4 (1.42%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (1.42%) Health Technology
9 4 (1.42%) Retail
9 4 (1.42%) Tech for Good
10 2 (0.71%) Public Sector
11 1 (0.36%) Marketing
11 1 (0.36%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (19.93%) .NET
2 38 (13.52%) React
3 25 (8.90%) .NET Core
4 24 (8.54%) CSS
5 19 (6.76%) Leaflet
5 19 (6.76%) OpenLayers
5 19 (6.76%) PostGIS
6 16 (5.69%) XML
7 15 (5.34%) MFC
7 15 (5.34%) Qt
7 15 (5.34%) STL
8 14 (4.98%) ASP.NET
9 12 (4.27%) HTML
10 10 (3.56%) Blazor
11 9 (3.20%) Vue
12 7 (2.49%) AngularJS
12 7 (2.49%) Hibernate
12 7 (2.49%) RESTful
13 6 (2.14%) OpenAPI
13 6 (2.14%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 55 (19.57%) Algorithms
2 15 (5.34%) IoT
3 14 (4.98%) Renewable Energy
4 13 (4.63%) Embedded Systems
5 8 (2.85%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (2.14%) Data Centre
6 6 (2.14%) Onboarding
7 5 (1.78%) Device Driver
7 5 (1.78%) Robotics
7 5 (1.78%) SIMD
8 4 (1.42%) CCTV
9 2 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.36%) Analogue Electronics
10 1 (0.36%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.36%) Distributed Systems
10 1 (0.36%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.36%) NB-IoT
Operating Systems
1 80 (28.47%) Linux
2 35 (12.46%) Windows
3 34 (12.10%) Embedded Linux
4 11 (3.91%) Unix
5 6 (2.14%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.71%) CentOS
6 2 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 280 (99.64%) Software Engineering
2 91 (32.38%) Agile
3 39 (13.88%) Mathematics
4 36 (12.81%) Computer Science
5 33 (11.74%) Problem-Solving
6 32 (11.39%) DevOps
7 29 (10.32%) Configuration Management
8 28 (9.96%) Artificial Intelligence
9 27 (9.61%) Actionable Insight
10 25 (8.90%) Software Testing
11 24 (8.54%) Mentoring
11 24 (8.54%) Technical Leadership
12 22 (7.83%) SDLC
13 21 (7.47%) Web Development
14 20 (7.12%) Data Acquisition
15 15 (5.34%) OO
16 14 (4.98%) Collaborative Working
16 14 (4.98%) Data Science
16 14 (4.98%) TDD
17 12 (4.27%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 92 (32.74%) Python
2 66 (23.49%) C++
3 62 (22.06%) C
4 60 (21.35%) C#
5 46 (16.37%) JavaScript
6 34 (12.10%) Java
7 22 (7.83%) SQL
8 21 (7.47%) Embedded C
9 16 (5.69%) Bash
9 16 (5.69%) MATLAB
10 14 (4.98%) Perl
10 14 (4.98%) TypeScript
11 11 (3.91%) Fortran
12 10 (3.56%) PowerShell
13 8 (2.85%) T-SQL
14 7 (2.49%) Haskell
15 3 (1.07%) Bicep
16 2 (0.71%) Embedded C++
17 1 (0.36%) Assembly Language
17 1 (0.36%) VBA
Qualifications
1 80 (28.47%) Security Cleared
2 70 (24.91%) Degree
3 63 (22.42%) SC Cleared
4 21 (7.47%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (4.63%) Master's Degree
6 12 (4.27%) PhD
7 11 (3.91%) HND
8 3 (1.07%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.34%) ISO 26262
2 14 (4.98%) Automotive SPICE
2 14 (4.98%) AUTOSAR
2 14 (4.98%) MISRA
3 4 (1.42%) QA
4 2 (0.71%) Software Quality Assurance
System Software
1 7 (2.49%) Docker
2 2 (0.71%) Firmware
2 2 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.36%) Embedded Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (3.56%) Ansible
2 5 (1.78%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.78%) SELinux
3 1 (0.36%) Functional Safety
Vendors
1 19 (6.76%) ESRI
2 14 (4.98%) IBM
2 14 (4.98%) Lauterbach
3 13 (4.63%) Microsoft
4 4 (1.42%) Facebook
4 4 (1.42%) Instagram
5 2 (0.71%) IFS
5 2 (0.71%) VMware
6 1 (0.36%) Atmel
6 1 (0.36%) Freescale
6 1 (0.36%) SAP