Period
to 8 April 2020

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

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

Software Engineer
England > South East
6 months to
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 48 41 62
Rank change year-on-year -7 +21 +35
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 1,072 1,513 1,491
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 5.10% 5.66% 4.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.33% 5.85% 4.83%
Number of salaries quoted 982 1,384 1,274
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - -
10th Percentile £33,000 £30,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £73,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +11.11%

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 20,117 25,864 30,845
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.63% 96.68% 96.92%
Number of salaries quoted 16,371 21,351 25,687
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Software Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in the South East

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Engineer in the South East.

Salary trend for Software Engineer in the South East

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in the South East

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 Software Engineer within the South East region over the 6 months to 8 April 2020. 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 +14 445 £47,500 -13.64% 87
Hampshire -25 270 £47,500 +5.56% 33
Oxfordshire +6 233 £40,000 -15.09% 44
Berkshire +27 189 £55,000 -12.00% 27
Surrey +55 169 £50,000 +5.26% 38
West Sussex +15 135 £52,500 - 13
East Sussex -15 33 £47,500 - 9
Kent -9 26 £45,000 - 13
Buckinghamshire -20 23 £60,000 +29.73% 16
Middlesex +6 1 £60,000 -
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 8 April 2020, 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 Software Engineer in the job title.

1 1,060 (98.88%) Software Engineering
2 501 (46.74%) C++
3 438 (40.86%) C#
4 367 (34.24%) Degree
5 354 (33.02%) Agile Software Development
6 353 (32.93%) .NET
7 306 (28.54%) Linux
8 300 (27.99%) Python
9 280 (26.12%) Windows
10 271 (25.28%) C
11 270 (25.19%) JavaScript
12 257 (23.97%) Java
13 217 (20.24%) Computer Science
14 187 (17.44%) HTML
15 183 (17.07%) Unit Testing
16 180 (16.79%) SQL
17 174 (16.23%) Git (software)
18 160 (14.93%) Mathematics
19 153 (14.27%) CSS
20 143 (13.34%) Scrum
21 130 (12.13%) Algorithms
22 123 (11.47%) Test Automation
23 122 (11.38%) TDD
24 120 (11.19%) Microservices
25 117 (10.91%) Computer Science Degree
25 117 (10.91%) AngularJS
26 115 (10.73%) Docker
26 115 (10.73%) SDLC
27 111 (10.35%) OO
28 110 (10.26%) Problem-Solving

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 32 (2.99%) Confluence
2 17 (1.59%) Apache
2 17 (1.59%) IIS
3 15 (1.40%) CMS
4 11 (1.03%) Apache Spark
4 11 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (0.56%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.37%) Apache Solr
7 3 (0.28%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.19%) ColdFusion
8 2 (0.19%) ThingWorx
9 1 (0.093%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 13 (1.21%) MS Visio
2 12 (1.12%) Simulink
3 11 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (0.28%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.28%) OpenCart
2 2 (0.19%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.093%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.093%) Oracle BRM
3 1 (0.093%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.093%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.093%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.093%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 96 (8.96%) Azure
2 87 (8.12%) AWS
3 44 (4.10%) SaaS
4 27 (2.52%) GitHub
5 25 (2.33%) GCP
6 17 (1.59%) Serverless
7 16 (1.49%) OpenShift
7 16 (1.49%) PaaS
8 9 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.47%) Heroku
10 4 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.28%) Amazon SQS
11 3 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.28%) npm
12 2 (0.19%) Amazon Kinesis
12 2 (0.19%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 2 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.19%) Office 365
13 1 (0.093%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.093%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 26 (2.43%) Wireless
2 11 (1.03%) WAN
3 10 (0.93%) TCP/IP
4 9 (0.84%) Ethernet
4 9 (0.84%) RS-232
5 8 (0.75%) ATM
5 8 (0.75%) LTE
5 8 (0.75%) RTP
5 8 (0.75%) Skype
6 7 (0.65%) 4G
6 7 (0.65%) HTTP
7 6 (0.56%) Bluetooth
7 6 (0.56%) LAN
8 5 (0.47%) Broadband
8 5 (0.47%) Internet
8 5 (0.47%) RS-422
8 5 (0.47%) RS-485
8 5 (0.47%) VoIP
9 4 (0.37%) HTTPS
9 4 (0.37%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (9.14%) SQL Server
2 48 (4.48%) Big Data
3 32 (2.99%) Relational Database
4 27 (2.52%) MySQL
4 27 (2.52%) NoSQL
5 20 (1.87%) MongoDB
6 19 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
7 13 (1.21%) RDBMS
8 8 (0.75%) Hadoop
9 7 (0.65%) Azure SQL Database
10 5 (0.47%) Redis
11 4 (0.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 4 (0.37%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (0.28%) Data Mining
12 3 (0.28%) SQLite
13 2 (0.19%) Amazon RDS
13 2 (0.19%) Amazon Redshift
13 2 (0.19%) Apache Hive
14 1 (0.093%) Event Store
Development Applications
1 174 (16.23%) Git (software)
2 75 (7.00%) Subversion
3 60 (5.60%) Jenkins
4 51 (4.76%) JIRA
5 45 (4.20%) Visual Studio
6 19 (1.77%) Eclipse
7 16 (1.49%) Eclipse RCP
7 16 (1.49%) Selenium
8 14 (1.31%) SoapUI
9 13 (1.21%) Bitbucket
9 13 (1.21%) Polyspace
9 13 (1.21%) VectorCAST
10 10 (0.93%) GitLab
11 9 (0.84%) Rational Rhapsody
12 8 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
13 7 (0.65%) Bugzilla
13 7 (0.65%) Gradle
13 7 (0.65%) Mocha
13 7 (0.65%) TeamCity
14 6 (0.56%) JUnit
General
1 78 (7.28%) Aerospace
2 68 (6.34%) Finance
3 58 (5.41%) Electronics
4 44 (4.10%) Telecoms
5 36 (3.36%) Manufacturing
6 32 (2.99%) Games
6 32 (2.99%) Retail
7 27 (2.52%) Automotive
8 26 (2.43%) Military
9 12 (1.12%) Advertising
10 6 (0.56%) Law
11 5 (0.47%) Banking
12 3 (0.28%) Back Office
12 3 (0.28%) Norwegian Language
12 3 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.19%) Marketing
13 2 (0.19%) Publishing
14 1 (0.093%) Billing
14 1 (0.093%) Legal
14 1 (0.093%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 353 (32.93%) .NET
2 187 (17.44%) HTML
3 153 (14.27%) CSS
4 117 (10.91%) AngularJS
5 100 (9.33%) Node.js
6 94 (8.77%) React
7 75 (7.00%) HTML5
8 71 (6.62%) .NET Core
9 69 (6.44%) .NET Framework
9 69 (6.44%) REST
10 59 (5.50%) ASP.NET
11 50 (4.66%) WinForms
12 49 (4.57%) Spring
13 48 (4.48%) RESTful
14 46 (4.29%) WCF
15 41 (3.82%) Web Services
16 36 (3.36%) Qt
17 32 (2.99%) XML
18 30 (2.80%) Middleware
18 30 (2.80%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 130 (12.13%) Algorithms
2 83 (7.74%) User Experience
3 72 (6.72%) Embedded Systems
4 69 (6.44%) Greenfield Project
5 65 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
6 48 (4.48%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 37 (3.45%) Robotics
8 32 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
9 25 (2.33%) Device Driver
10 23 (2.15%) Management Information System
11 13 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
12 12 (1.12%) iPad
12 12 (1.12%) Social Media
13 11 (1.03%) Mobile App
13 11 (1.03%) SIMD
14 10 (0.93%) Client/Server
15 9 (0.84%) Cloud Native
15 9 (0.84%) Wiki
16 8 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
17 6 (0.56%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 306 (28.54%) Linux
2 280 (26.12%) Windows
3 62 (5.78%) Embedded Linux
4 29 (2.71%) Android
5 28 (2.61%) Apple iOS
5 28 (2.61%) Unix
6 12 (1.12%) VxWorks
7 6 (0.56%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.37%) FreeRTOS
8 4 (0.37%) Solaris
9 3 (0.28%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.28%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.19%) ThreadX
11 1 (0.093%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.093%) SafeRTOS
11 1 (0.093%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,060 (98.88%) Software Engineering
2 354 (33.02%) Agile Software Development
3 217 (20.24%) Computer Science
4 183 (17.07%) Unit Testing
5 160 (14.93%) Mathematics
6 143 (13.34%) Scrum
7 123 (11.47%) Test Automation
8 122 (11.38%) TDD
9 120 (11.19%) Microservices
10 115 (10.73%) SDLC
11 111 (10.35%) OO
12 110 (10.26%) Problem-Solving
13 98 (9.14%) Continuous Integration
14 95 (8.86%) DevOps
15 73 (6.81%) OOD
16 72 (6.72%) Artificial Intelligence
17 67 (6.25%) Software Architecture
18 64 (5.97%) Multithreading
19 62 (5.78%) Computer Vision
20 53 (4.94%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 501 (46.74%) C++
2 438 (40.86%) C#
3 300 (27.99%) Python
4 271 (25.28%) C
5 270 (25.19%) JavaScript
6 257 (23.97%) Java
7 180 (16.79%) SQL
8 79 (7.37%) MATLAB
9 64 (5.97%) PHP
10 50 (4.66%) R
11 48 (4.48%) VB.NET
12 42 (3.92%) Embedded C
12 42 (3.92%) Go
12 42 (3.92%) TypeScript
13 41 (3.82%) Ada
14 32 (2.99%) Assembly Language
15 24 (2.24%) Ruby
15 24 (2.24%) T-SQL
16 20 (1.87%) Kotlin
17 17 (1.59%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 367 (34.24%) Degree
2 117 (10.91%) Computer Science Degree
3 66 (6.16%) Security Cleared
4 47 (4.38%) SC Cleared
5 15 (1.40%) DV Cleared
6 14 (1.31%) DBS Check
7 12 (1.12%) Numerate Degree
8 4 (0.37%) PhD
9 3 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.28%) MCSD
9 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.19%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.093%) MBA
11 1 (0.093%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (3.92%) QA
2 18 (1.68%) GDPR
3 17 (1.59%) IEC 61508
4 12 (1.12%) DICOM
5 8 (0.75%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.47%) IEC 62304
7 4 (0.37%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 115 (10.73%) Docker
2 87 (8.12%) Firmware
3 3 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.093%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 45 (4.20%) Kubernetes
2 22 (2.05%) Terraform
3 13 (1.21%) BMC PATROL
4 5 (0.47%) SELinux
5 3 (0.28%) MIIS
6 1 (0.093%) Grafana
Vendors
1 84 (7.84%) Microsoft
2 15 (1.40%) Oracle
3 13 (1.21%) Google
3 13 (1.21%) Perforce
4 12 (1.12%) Xamarin
5 11 (1.03%) Actian
6 10 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
7 9 (0.84%) Green Hills
8 8 (0.75%) Intel
9 7 (0.65%) Sage
10 6 (0.56%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.28%) BT
11 3 (0.28%) Cisco
11 3 (0.28%) Renesas
11 3 (0.28%) SAP
11 3 (0.28%) VMware
12 2 (0.19%) PTC
12 2 (0.19%) QNX
12 2 (0.19%) Zend
13 1 (0.093%) Tableau