Period
to 12 December 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 12 December 2019.

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
12 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 42 52 67
Rank change year-on-year +10 +15 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 1,345 1,364 1,358
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.51% 4.86% 4.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.74% 5.04% 4.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1,143 1,177 1,171
South East median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £27,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £73,750 £62,500
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 23,447 27,040 30,137
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.98% 96.36% 96.72%
Number of salaries quoted 19,231 22,352 25,126
South East median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 12 December 2019.

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 12 December 2019. 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 +20 617 £50,000 -4.76% 113
Hampshire -10 323 £45,000 - 69
Oxfordshire +14 321 £40,000 -23.81% 51
Berkshire +13 230 £55,000 - 45
Surrey +46 197 £55,000 +10.00% 52
West Sussex +14 124 £50,000 -4.76% 29
Buckinghamshire +26 66 £55,000 +15.79% 17
Kent -20 45 £46,000 -3.16% 4
East Sussex -21 35 £48,750 +5.98% 9
Middlesex - 4 £60,000 -
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 12 December 2019, 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 1,304 (96.95%) Software Engineering
2 629 (46.77%) C++
3 617 (45.87%) C#
4 468 (34.80%) Agile Software Development
4 468 (34.80%) Degree
5 395 (29.37%) JavaScript
6 386 (28.70%) .NET
7 370 (27.51%) Python
8 361 (26.84%) Computer Science
9 347 (25.80%) Linux
10 331 (24.61%) Java
11 316 (23.49%) C
12 299 (22.23%) Windows
13 251 (18.66%) Git (software)
14 231 (17.17%) SQL
15 226 (16.80%) HTML
16 214 (15.91%) Mathematics
17 210 (15.61%) Computer Science Degree
18 205 (15.24%) Unit Testing
19 196 (14.57%) CSS
20 174 (12.94%) Algorithms
21 164 (12.19%) Test Automation
22 162 (12.04%) TDD
23 161 (11.97%) OO
23 161 (11.97%) Continuous Integration
24 151 (11.23%) Azure
25 145 (10.78%) Docker
26 143 (10.63%) AWS
27 140 (10.41%) Microservices
28 131 (9.74%) Artificial Intelligence

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 46 (3.42%) Confluence
2 27 (2.01%) Apache Spark
2 27 (2.01%) Elasticsearch
3 21 (1.56%) Apache
4 16 (1.19%) Hyperledger
5 11 (0.82%) CMS
6 9 (0.67%) Drupal
7 7 (0.52%) IIS
8 6 (0.45%) SharePoint
9 5 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
9 5 (0.37%) SugarCRM
9 5 (0.37%) WordPress
10 4 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.30%) JBoss
11 2 (0.15%) CICS
11 2 (0.15%) ColdFusion
11 2 (0.15%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.074%) ArcGIS
12 1 (0.074%) NServiceBus
12 1 (0.074%) Tomcat
Applications
1 21 (1.56%) MS Visio
2 16 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
3 14 (1.04%) Simulink
4 6 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (0.37%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.074%) Maya
Business Applications
1 4 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.074%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.074%) Magento
2 1 (0.074%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.074%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.074%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 151 (11.23%) Azure
2 143 (10.63%) AWS
3 47 (3.49%) SaaS
4 35 (2.60%) Serverless
5 30 (2.23%) GCP
6 16 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
6 16 (1.19%) AWS Lambda
6 16 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (0.89%) Amazon S3
8 11 (0.82%) Amazon SQS
8 11 (0.82%) GitHub
8 11 (0.82%) PaaS
9 10 (0.74%) BrowserStack
9 10 (0.74%) Datadog
9 10 (0.74%) Sage Pay
10 7 (0.52%) npm
11 3 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.15%) Amazon ECS
12 2 (0.15%) AWS Data Pipeline
12 2 (0.15%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 31 (2.30%) TCP/IP
2 30 (2.23%) Wireless
3 20 (1.49%) Internet
3 20 (1.49%) RS-232
4 17 (1.26%) RS-485
5 12 (0.89%) Network Security
6 9 (0.67%) HTTP
6 9 (0.67%) VoIP
7 8 (0.59%) RTP
8 6 (0.45%) Intranet
8 6 (0.45%) LTE
9 5 (0.37%) 4G
9 5 (0.37%) Bluetooth
9 5 (0.37%) Broadband
10 4 (0.30%) LAN
10 4 (0.30%) RS-422
10 4 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (0.30%) ZigBee
11 3 (0.22%) CTI
11 3 (0.22%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (7.66%) SQL Server
2 80 (5.95%) MongoDB
3 44 (3.27%) Big Data
4 36 (2.68%) Relational Database
5 34 (2.53%) MySQL
6 30 (2.23%) NoSQL
7 29 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
8 28 (2.08%) Hadoop
9 27 (2.01%) Redis
10 21 (1.56%) Blockchain
11 20 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
12 15 (1.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 7 (0.52%) Azure SQL Database
13 7 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
14 6 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
14 6 (0.45%) RDBMS
15 5 (0.37%) Apache Hive
16 4 (0.30%) Geospatial Data
16 4 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
17 3 (0.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 251 (18.66%) Git (software)
2 98 (7.29%) Jenkins
3 74 (5.50%) Subversion
4 70 (5.20%) Visual Studio
5 61 (4.54%) JIRA
6 46 (3.42%) Selenium
7 26 (1.93%) Team Foundation Server
8 24 (1.78%) Cucumber
9 23 (1.71%) Bugzilla
10 22 (1.64%) CruiseControl
10 22 (1.64%) Gemini Tracker
10 22 (1.64%) Hudson
10 22 (1.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 21 (1.56%) Bitbucket
12 16 (1.19%) Eclipse
13 13 (0.97%) Eclipse RCP
13 13 (0.97%) Mocha
14 11 (0.82%) TeamCity
14 11 (0.82%) Visual Studio Team System
15 10 (0.74%) SpecFlow
General
1 81 (6.02%) Electronics
2 78 (5.80%) Finance
3 53 (3.94%) Retail
4 41 (3.05%) Aerospace
5 40 (2.97%) Telecoms
6 33 (2.45%) Automotive
7 30 (2.23%) Manufacturing
8 27 (2.01%) Games
9 24 (1.78%) Advertising
10 20 (1.49%) Public Sector
11 16 (1.19%) Law
12 14 (1.04%) Military
13 13 (0.97%) Marketing
14 5 (0.37%) Banking
15 2 (0.15%) Multimedia
16 1 (0.074%) Back Office
16 1 (0.074%) Front Office
16 1 (0.074%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 386 (28.70%) .NET
2 226 (16.80%) HTML
3 196 (14.57%) CSS
4 130 (9.67%) Node.js
5 117 (8.70%) AngularJS
6 102 (7.58%) React
7 101 (7.51%) RESTful
8 97 (7.21%) .NET Framework
9 91 (6.77%) ASP.NET
9 91 (6.77%) Web Services
10 79 (5.87%) HTML5
10 79 (5.87%) WPF
11 75 (5.58%) .NET Core
12 60 (4.46%) REST
13 55 (4.09%) Spring
14 43 (3.20%) WCF
15 37 (2.75%) ASP.NET Web API
16 36 (2.68%) Kafka
17 35 (2.60%) ASP.NET MVC
18 34 (2.53%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 174 (12.94%) Algorithms
2 112 (8.33%) Greenfield Project
3 65 (4.83%) Embedded Systems
4 64 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
5 57 (4.24%) User Experience
6 38 (2.83%) Robotics
7 28 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
8 25 (1.86%) CUDA
9 24 (1.78%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 23 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
11 18 (1.34%) Device Driver
11 18 (1.34%) Public Cloud
12 17 (1.26%) Management Information System
12 17 (1.26%) Private Cloud
13 16 (1.19%) Client/Server
13 16 (1.19%) Cloud Native
14 14 (1.04%) BYOD
15 13 (0.97%) Driving Licence
16 11 (0.82%) Internet of Things
16 11 (0.82%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 347 (25.80%) Linux
2 299 (22.23%) Windows
3 52 (3.87%) Embedded Linux
4 46 (3.42%) Android
5 39 (2.90%) Apple iOS
6 29 (2.16%) Unix
7 20 (1.49%) VxWorks
8 4 (0.30%) ThreadX
8 4 (0.30%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.15%) CentOS
9 2 (0.15%) Debian
9 2 (0.15%) FreeRTOS
9 2 (0.15%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.15%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.074%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.074%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,304 (96.95%) Software Engineering
2 468 (34.80%) Agile Software Development
3 361 (26.84%) Computer Science
4 214 (15.91%) Mathematics
5 205 (15.24%) Unit Testing
6 164 (12.19%) Test Automation
7 162 (12.04%) TDD
8 161 (11.97%) Continuous Integration
8 161 (11.97%) OO
9 140 (10.41%) Microservices
10 131 (9.74%) Artificial Intelligence
11 130 (9.67%) Scrum
12 118 (8.77%) Problem-Solving
13 114 (8.48%) DevOps
14 113 (8.40%) SDLC
15 101 (7.51%) OOD
16 97 (7.21%) MVC
17 95 (7.06%) Machine Learning
18 90 (6.69%) Multithreading
19 84 (6.25%) Computer Vision
Programming Languages
1 629 (46.77%) C++
2 617 (45.87%) C#
3 395 (29.37%) JavaScript
4 370 (27.51%) Python
5 331 (24.61%) Java
6 316 (23.49%) C
7 231 (17.17%) SQL
8 93 (6.91%) PHP
9 78 (5.80%) MATLAB
10 62 (4.61%) Embedded C
11 56 (4.16%) TypeScript
12 46 (3.42%) R
13 43 (3.20%) Go
14 39 (2.90%) Scala
15 37 (2.75%) XAML
16 30 (2.23%) Ruby
17 29 (2.16%) ES6
18 28 (2.08%) VB.NET
19 27 (2.01%) Embedded C++
20 22 (1.64%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 468 (34.80%) Degree
2 210 (15.61%) Computer Science Degree
3 75 (5.58%) Security Cleared
4 42 (3.12%) SC Cleared
5 31 (2.30%) Numerate Degree
6 25 (1.86%) DV Cleared
7 18 (1.34%) Master's Degree
8 17 (1.26%) PhD
9 10 (0.74%) AWS Certification
9 10 (0.74%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.22%) MCSD
10 3 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (2.30%) QA
2 19 (1.41%) DICOM
3 10 (0.74%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.67%) ISO 9001
5 8 (0.59%) IEC 61508
6 7 (0.52%) ISO 13485
7 5 (0.37%) GDPR
8 2 (0.15%) MISRA
9 1 (0.074%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.074%) IEC 62304
9 1 (0.074%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 145 (10.78%) Docker
2 62 (4.61%) Firmware
3 2 (0.15%) Kamailio
3 2 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.074%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.074%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 44 (3.27%) Kubernetes
2 24 (1.78%) Marathon
2 24 (1.78%) Mesos
3 14 (1.04%) Kibana
4 8 (0.59%) Ansible
4 8 (0.59%) Terraform
5 7 (0.52%) SELinux
6 5 (0.37%) Docker Swarm
7 3 (0.22%) BMC PATROL
7 3 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (0.22%) MIIS
8 2 (0.15%) Ambari
8 2 (0.15%) Fluentd
8 2 (0.15%) Istio
8 2 (0.15%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.074%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 121 (9.00%) Microsoft
2 35 (2.60%) Sage
3 29 (2.16%) Google
4 20 (1.49%) Perforce
5 13 (0.97%) Oracle
6 10 (0.74%) Green Hills
7 8 (0.59%) Sun
8 6 (0.45%) SAP
9 5 (0.37%) hybris
9 5 (0.37%) Sencha
9 5 (0.37%) Sitecore
10 4 (0.30%) Klocwork
10 4 (0.30%) QNX
10 4 (0.30%) Xamarin
10 4 (0.30%) Zend
11 3 (0.22%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.22%) BT
11 3 (0.22%) Lauterbach
11 3 (0.22%) Motorola
11 3 (0.22%) Telerik