Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 47 58 90
Rank change year-on-year +11 +32 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 1,359 1,396 968
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.18% 4.68% 3.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.38% 4.84% 3.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1,128 1,183 833
South East median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
10th Percentile £30,000 £32,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £69,225 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,269
% change year-on-year +5.00% +10.45% +0.60%

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 25,253 28,864 28,190
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.27% 96.85% 96.74%
Number of salaries quoted 20,610 23,951 23,592
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.00% +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 17 August 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 17 August 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 +13 617 £50,000 -0.99% 126
Hampshire +3 406 £45,000 - 71
Oxfordshire +22 312 £42,344 -19.34% 63
Berkshire -11 234 £55,000 +10.00% 42
Surrey +21 168 £53,750 +7.50% 44
West Sussex -7 97 £47,500 +6.74% 16
Buckinghamshire +34 71 £50,000 - 21
East Sussex -10 39 £50,000 +11.11% 4
Kent +5 32 £45,500 -4.21% 11
Middlesex - 1 £40,000 - 1
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 1,300 (95.66%) Software Engineering
2 684 (50.33%) C++
3 593 (43.64%) C#
4 544 (40.03%) Agile Software Development
5 455 (33.48%) Degree
6 451 (33.19%) Java
7 408 (30.02%) JavaScript
8 378 (27.81%) Python
9 358 (26.34%) Computer Science
10 357 (26.27%) .NET
11 345 (25.39%) Linux
12 314 (23.11%) C
13 273 (20.09%) Windows
14 248 (18.25%) Mathematics
15 232 (17.07%) Git (software)
16 230 (16.92%) SQL
17 197 (14.50%) Computer Science Degree
18 196 (14.42%) OO
19 195 (14.35%) TDD
20 194 (14.28%) Continuous Integration
21 187 (13.76%) HTML
22 185 (13.61%) Amazon AWS
23 183 (13.47%) Unit Testing
24 182 (13.39%) Microsoft Azure
25 179 (13.17%) Docker
26 178 (13.10%) RESTful
27 176 (12.95%) Scrum
28 171 (12.58%) DevOps
29 166 (12.21%) CSS
30 165 (12.14%) AngularJS

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 43 (3.16%) Confluence
2 36 (2.65%) Apache Spark
3 29 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
4 25 (1.84%) Apache
5 21 (1.55%) Hyperledger
6 9 (0.66%) Drupal
7 8 (0.59%) CMS
8 6 (0.44%) JBoss
9 5 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
9 5 (0.37%) SugarCRM
9 5 (0.37%) WordPress
10 4 (0.29%) Apache Pig
11 3 (0.22%) SharePoint
11 3 (0.22%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.15%) CICS
12 2 (0.15%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.074%) Apache Solr
13 1 (0.074%) ArcGIS
13 1 (0.074%) Kinematics
Applications
1 8 (0.59%) Simulink
2 6 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.15%) Maple
4 1 (0.074%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 185 (13.61%) Amazon AWS
2 182 (13.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 102 (7.51%) Google Cloud Platform
4 65 (4.78%) SaaS
5 64 (4.71%) Cloud Computing
6 33 (2.43%) Serverless
7 31 (2.28%) npm
8 24 (1.77%) IBM Cloud
9 15 (1.10%) AWS Lambda
10 13 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
11 11 (0.81%) Amazon S3
12 9 (0.66%) Force.com
13 8 (0.59%) GitHub
13 8 (0.59%) IaaS
14 5 (0.37%) Amazon SQS
14 5 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
14 5 (0.37%) BrowserStack
14 5 (0.37%) Datadog
14 5 (0.37%) PaaS
14 5 (0.37%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 32 (2.35%) TCP/IP
2 26 (1.91%) RS-232
3 25 (1.84%) Network Security
4 23 (1.69%) RS-485
5 16 (1.18%) VoIP
6 12 (0.88%) SSH
7 11 (0.81%) RTP
8 9 (0.66%) HTTP
9 8 (0.59%) Asterisk PBX
9 8 (0.59%) Firewall
9 8 (0.59%) Wireless
10 7 (0.52%) Internet
10 7 (0.52%) LTE
11 6 (0.44%) Skype
12 5 (0.37%) GSM
12 5 (0.37%) SSL
12 5 (0.37%) UMTS
12 5 (0.37%) VPN
12 5 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (0.29%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (7.28%) MongoDB
2 82 (6.03%) SQL Server
3 60 (4.42%) Hadoop
4 58 (4.27%) PostgreSQL
5 53 (3.90%) MySQL
6 50 (3.68%) Big Data
7 48 (3.53%) NoSQL
8 43 (3.16%) Relational Database
9 33 (2.43%) Redis
10 31 (2.28%) Apache Cassandra
11 26 (1.91%) Blockchain
12 6 (0.44%) HBase
13 5 (0.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 5 (0.37%) RDBMS
14 4 (0.29%) Amazon Athena
14 4 (0.29%) Amazon RDS
14 4 (0.29%) Apache Hive
14 4 (0.29%) BusinessObjects
14 4 (0.29%) GIS
15 3 (0.22%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 232 (17.07%) Git (software)
2 124 (9.12%) Jenkins
3 76 (5.59%) JIRA
4 70 (5.15%) Subversion
5 66 (4.86%) Selenium
6 47 (3.46%) Visual Studio
7 44 (3.24%) Cucumber
7 44 (3.24%) Maven
8 35 (2.58%) Babel
8 35 (2.58%) webpack
9 32 (2.35%) Eclipse
10 30 (2.21%) Bugzilla
10 30 (2.21%) CruiseControl
10 30 (2.21%) Gemini Tracker
10 30 (2.21%) Hudson
10 30 (2.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 28 (2.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 27 (1.99%) Team Foundation Server
13 26 (1.91%) gulp
14 25 (1.84%) Bitbucket
General
1 66 (4.86%) Finance
2 63 (4.64%) Electronics
3 45 (3.31%) Retail
4 34 (2.50%) Marketing
5 32 (2.35%) Military
6 28 (2.06%) Telecoms
7 27 (1.99%) Games
7 27 (1.99%) Manufacturing
8 25 (1.84%) Aerospace
9 19 (1.40%) Automotive
10 13 (0.96%) Law
11 11 (0.81%) Publishing
12 8 (0.59%) Banking
13 7 (0.52%) Legal
14 6 (0.44%) Avionics
15 3 (0.22%) Advertising
16 2 (0.15%) German Language
16 2 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
17 1 (0.074%) Front Office
17 1 (0.074%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 357 (26.27%) .NET
2 187 (13.76%) HTML
3 178 (13.10%) RESTful
4 166 (12.21%) CSS
5 165 (12.14%) AngularJS
6 126 (9.27%) Web Services
7 123 (9.05%) Node.js
8 113 (8.31%) React
9 106 (7.80%) WPF
10 105 (7.73%) ASP.NET
11 101 (7.43%) Spring
12 81 (5.96%) .NET Framework
13 74 (5.45%) HTML5
14 63 (4.64%) .NET Core
15 55 (4.05%) Kafka
16 51 (3.75%) REST
16 51 (3.75%) STL
17 42 (3.09%) Spring Boot
18 39 (2.87%) Qt
19 37 (2.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 152 (11.18%) Algorithms
2 79 (5.81%) Greenfield Project
3 54 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
4 34 (2.50%) Device Driver
5 31 (2.28%) Client/Server
5 31 (2.28%) Data Structures
5 31 (2.28%) Embedded Systems
5 31 (2.28%) Self-Motivation
6 25 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
6 25 (1.84%) Robotics
7 23 (1.69%) Private Cloud
7 23 (1.69%) Public Cloud
7 23 (1.69%) User Experience
8 19 (1.40%) Driving Licence
9 13 (0.96%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 12 (0.88%) Cloud Native
11 11 (0.81%) 3D Graphics
12 10 (0.74%) Life Science
13 9 (0.66%) CUDA
13 9 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 345 (25.39%) Linux
2 273 (20.09%) Windows
3 79 (5.81%) Android
4 48 (3.53%) Apple iOS
5 40 (2.94%) Unix
6 25 (1.84%) Embedded Linux
7 16 (1.18%) VxWorks
8 15 (1.10%) Mac OS X
9 12 (0.88%) Debian
10 8 (0.59%) CentOS
11 7 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (0.52%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.15%) FreeRTOS
12 2 (0.15%) ThreadX
12 2 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.074%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.074%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.074%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,300 (95.66%) Software Engineering
2 544 (40.03%) Agile Software Development
3 358 (26.34%) Computer Science
4 248 (18.25%) Mathematics
5 196 (14.42%) OO
6 195 (14.35%) TDD
7 194 (14.28%) Continuous Integration
8 183 (13.47%) Unit Testing
9 176 (12.95%) Scrum
10 171 (12.58%) DevOps
11 162 (11.92%) SDLC
12 155 (11.41%) Microservices
13 154 (11.33%) Artificial Intelligence
14 144 (10.60%) Test Automation
15 120 (8.83%) Physics
16 118 (8.68%) Problem-Solving
17 110 (8.09%) Machine Learning
18 101 (7.43%) MVC
19 84 (6.18%) Open Source
20 80 (5.89%) UML
Programming Languages
1 684 (50.33%) C++
2 593 (43.64%) C#
3 451 (33.19%) Java
4 408 (30.02%) JavaScript
5 378 (27.81%) Python
6 314 (23.11%) C
7 230 (16.92%) SQL
8 67 (4.93%) TypeScript
9 59 (4.34%) PHP
10 57 (4.19%) MATLAB
11 55 (4.05%) XAML
12 50 (3.68%) Scala
13 48 (3.53%) Bash Shell
14 37 (2.72%) Embedded C++
15 35 (2.58%) Embedded C
16 33 (2.43%) R
17 30 (2.21%) ES6
17 30 (2.21%) Objective-C
18 27 (1.99%) Java 8
19 26 (1.91%) Go
Qualifications
1 455 (33.48%) Degree
2 197 (14.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 118 (8.68%) Security Cleared
4 72 (5.30%) SC Cleared
5 45 (3.31%) DV Cleared
6 35 (2.58%) PhD
7 32 (2.35%) Numerate Degree
8 18 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
9 14 (1.03%) Master's Degree
10 12 (0.88%) DBS Check
11 10 (0.74%) AWS Certification
12 1 (0.074%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (1.99%) QA
2 22 (1.62%) DICOM
3 9 (0.66%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.44%) DO-254
5 5 (0.37%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.37%) DO-178B
5 5 (0.37%) ISO 13485
6 2 (0.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (0.15%) JTAG
7 1 (0.074%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.074%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.074%) GDPR
7 1 (0.074%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.074%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.074%) ISO 26262
7 1 (0.074%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 179 (13.17%) Docker
2 22 (1.62%) Firmware
3 7 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.44%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.29%) Kamailio
5 4 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 67 (4.93%) Kubernetes
2 41 (3.02%) Ansible
3 31 (2.28%) Puppet
4 30 (2.21%) Opscode Chef
5 25 (1.84%) Marathon
5 25 (1.84%) Mesos
6 15 (1.10%) Terraform
7 11 (0.81%) Kibana
8 7 (0.52%) Ambari
8 7 (0.52%) SELinux
9 5 (0.37%) Docker Swarm
9 5 (0.37%) PTC Integrity
10 4 (0.29%) Nagios
11 3 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
11 3 (0.22%) Fluentd
11 3 (0.22%) Istio
11 3 (0.22%) Prometheus
12 1 (0.074%) Microsoft Intune
12 1 (0.074%) systemd
Vendors
1 110 (8.09%) Microsoft
2 77 (5.67%) Google
3 37 (2.72%) Oracle
4 27 (1.99%) IBM
5 20 (1.47%) Sage
6 16 (1.18%) Cypress Semiconductor
6 16 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
7 10 (0.74%) Perforce
7 10 (0.74%) SAP
8 8 (0.59%) Cisco
9 7 (0.52%) Sencha
9 7 (0.52%) Sun
9 7 (0.52%) VMware
10 5 (0.37%) hybris
10 5 (0.37%) PTC
10 5 (0.37%) Sitecore
11 4 (0.29%) Informatica
11 4 (0.29%) QNX
11 4 (0.29%) Splunk
11 4 (0.29%) Teradata