The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 69 82
Rank change year-on-year -22 +13  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 456 674 767
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.10% 3.70% 3.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.21% 3.81% 3.70%
Number of salaries quoted 383 617 651
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 14206 17673 20720
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.63% 96.96% 97.14%
Number of salaries quoted 11912 15039 16887
Median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +29 117 £50,000 +5.26% 19
Hampshire -16 96 £45,750 +1.66% 16
Oxfordshire -8 58 £41,000 -11.82% 10
Surrey -7 57 £45,750 +4.57% 14
West Sussex -23 52 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Buckinghamshire -27 39 £50,000 +33.33% 4
Kent +9 22 £40,000 +6.66% 1
East Sussex -18 13 £48,000 +3.78% 1
Middlesex +5 1 - -
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, 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 Software Engineer in the job title.

1 890 (97.69%) Software Engineering
2 505 (55.43%) C++
3 381 (41.82%) Java
4 353 (38.75%) C#
5 304 (33.37%) Agile Software Development
6 294 (32.27%) Linux
7 275 (30.19%) Degree
8 238 (26.13%) SQL
9 237 (26.02%) C
10 223 (24.48%) JavaScript
11 217 (23.82%) Computer Science
12 199 (21.84%) .NET
13 182 (19.98%) Python
14 180 (19.76%) TDD
15 175 (19.21%) HTML
16 172 (18.88%) OO
17 150 (16.47%) Scrum
18 146 (16.03%) Windows
19 136 (14.93%) Microsoft
20 118 (12.95%) SQL Server
21 110 (12.07%) Visual Studio
22 108 (11.86%) CSS
23 104 (11.42%) XML
23 104 (11.42%) Multithreading
24 100 (10.98%) MVC
25 94 (10.32%) AngularJS
26 84 (9.22%) SDLC
27 83 (9.11%) Electronics
28 79 (8.67%) .NET Framework
28 79 (8.67%) Computer Science Degree

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 40 (4.39%) Elasticsearch
2 26 (2.85%) Tomcat
3 23 (2.52%) Apache Solr
3 23 (2.52%) Apache Spark
4 19 (2.09%) Apache
5 15 (1.65%) JBoss
6 13 (1.43%) WebLogic
7 12 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
8 10 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 6 (0.66%) OpenStack
10 5 (0.55%) NServiceBus
11 4 (0.44%) Drupal
12 3 (0.33%) Cloud Foundry
13 2 (0.22%) IIS
13 2 (0.22%) SharePoint
14 1 (0.11%) CMS
14 1 (0.11%) IBM HTTP Server
14 1 (0.11%) MS Exchange
14 1 (0.11%) OpenROAD
14 1 (0.11%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 8 (0.88%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (0.99%) Infor M3
2 2 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.11%) Fredhopper
3 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 60 (6.59%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (6.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (3.18%) SaaS
4 15 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (1.10%) PaaS
6 9 (0.99%) GitHub
7 4 (0.44%) Office 365
8 2 (0.22%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.11%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.11%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (4.50%) TCP/IP
2 25 (2.74%) GSM
3 22 (2.41%) Internet
4 17 (1.87%) Network Security
5 16 (1.76%) LTE
6 15 (1.65%) UMTS
7 14 (1.54%) Wireless
8 13 (1.43%) HTTP
9 12 (1.32%) Diameter Protocol
9 12 (1.32%) DNS
9 12 (1.32%) Ethernet
9 12 (1.32%) RANAP
9 12 (1.32%) RTP
10 11 (1.21%) AMQP
10 11 (1.21%) Asterisk PBX
10 11 (1.21%) PBX
10 11 (1.21%) RS-232
10 11 (1.21%) Wireshark
11 10 (1.10%) Firewall
11 10 (1.10%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (12.95%) SQL Server
2 73 (8.01%) MySQL
3 71 (7.79%) NoSQL
4 59 (6.48%) Big Data
5 40 (4.39%) MongoDB
6 29 (3.18%) Relational Database
7 27 (2.96%) Apache Cassandra
8 21 (2.31%) Apache Hive
9 20 (2.20%) Spark SQL
10 15 (1.65%) Hadoop
10 15 (1.65%) RDBMS
11 14 (1.54%) Redis
12 13 (1.43%) MariaDB
13 9 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
14 7 (0.77%) GIS
14 7 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
15 6 (0.66%) Blockchain
15 6 (0.66%) Data Lake
15 6 (0.66%) DB2
16 5 (0.55%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 110 (12.07%) Visual Studio
2 68 (7.46%) Git (software)
3 60 (6.59%) Subversion
4 43 (4.72%) Team Foundation Server
5 41 (4.50%) Jenkins
5 41 (4.50%) Maven
6 35 (3.84%) Selenium
7 28 (3.07%) Ant
8 27 (2.96%) Eclipse
9 24 (2.63%) JIRA
10 20 (2.20%) QUnit
11 13 (1.43%) GCC
12 12 (1.32%) Cucumber
12 12 (1.32%) GDB
12 12 (1.32%) Trac
13 11 (1.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 11 (1.21%) NUnit
14 10 (1.10%) Appium
14 10 (1.10%) TeamCity
14 10 (1.10%) WebDriver
General
1 83 (9.11%) Electronics
2 55 (6.04%) Finance
3 28 (3.07%) Telecoms
4 23 (2.52%) Military
5 17 (1.87%) Marketing
6 15 (1.65%) Games
7 10 (1.10%) Back Office
8 9 (0.99%) Advertising
9 7 (0.77%) Legal
9 7 (0.77%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.77%) Retail
10 6 (0.66%) Aerospace
10 6 (0.66%) Banking
11 5 (0.55%) Automotive
11 5 (0.55%) Publishing
12 3 (0.33%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.22%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.11%) Avionics
14 1 (0.11%) Law
14 1 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 199 (21.84%) .NET
2 175 (19.21%) HTML
3 108 (11.86%) CSS
4 104 (11.42%) XML
5 94 (10.32%) AngularJS
6 79 (8.67%) .NET Framework
7 76 (8.34%) RESTful
8 74 (8.12%) SOAP
9 72 (7.90%) Web Services
10 69 (7.57%) STL
11 68 (7.46%) REST
12 62 (6.81%) JSON
12 62 (6.81%) MFC
13 61 (6.70%) Spring
14 60 (6.59%) WPF
15 58 (6.37%) WCF
16 54 (5.93%) Boost C++ Libraries
17 43 (4.72%) ASP.NET
18 40 (4.39%) jQuery
19 38 (4.17%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 217 (23.82%) Computer Science
2 65 (7.14%) Algorithms
3 43 (4.72%) Embedded Systems
4 35 (3.84%) User Experience
5 32 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
6 30 (3.29%) Analytical Skills
7 27 (2.96%) Greenfield Project
8 26 (2.85%) Data Structures
9 20 (2.20%) Semantic Web
10 18 (1.98%) Contactless
11 17 (1.87%) Mobile App
12 15 (1.65%) Social Media
13 13 (1.43%) Client/Server
14 12 (1.32%) Internet of Things
15 11 (1.21%) Home Automation
16 10 (1.10%) Fintech
16 10 (1.10%) Management Information System
17 9 (0.99%) Device Driver
17 9 (0.99%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
18 8 (0.88%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 294 (32.27%) Linux
2 146 (16.03%) Windows
3 70 (7.68%) Unix
4 23 (2.52%) Embedded Linux
5 17 (1.87%) Android
6 15 (1.65%) Apple iOS
7 12 (1.32%) Mac OS X
8 10 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (0.99%) Ubuntu
10 6 (0.66%) CentOS
11 5 (0.55%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.44%) Solaris
13 3 (0.33%) FreeBSD
13 3 (0.33%) VMS
14 2 (0.22%) Windows 10
14 2 (0.22%) Windows 7
15 1 (0.11%) VxWorks
15 1 (0.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 890 (97.69%) Software Engineering
2 304 (33.37%) Agile Software Development
3 180 (19.76%) TDD
4 172 (18.88%) OO
5 150 (16.47%) Scrum
6 104 (11.42%) Multithreading
7 100 (10.98%) MVC
8 84 (9.22%) SDLC
9 77 (8.45%) OOP
10 76 (8.34%) Mathematics
11 75 (8.23%) Test Automation
12 71 (7.79%) Continuous Integration
13 70 (7.68%) Unit Testing
14 65 (7.14%) Microservices
15 61 (6.70%) Open Source
16 60 (6.59%) UML
17 50 (5.49%) SOA
17 50 (5.49%) Web Development
18 48 (5.27%) OOD
19 46 (5.05%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 505 (55.43%) C++
2 381 (41.82%) Java
3 353 (38.75%) C#
4 238 (26.13%) SQL
5 237 (26.02%) C
6 223 (24.48%) JavaScript
7 182 (19.98%) Python
8 47 (5.16%) PHP
9 46 (5.05%) Embedded C
10 42 (4.61%) Embedded C++
11 35 (3.84%) Ruby
12 30 (3.29%) Perl
13 25 (2.74%) Bash Shell
14 20 (2.20%) Groovy
15 16 (1.76%) MATLAB
15 16 (1.76%) VB.NET
16 14 (1.54%) PL/SQL
17 13 (1.43%) Shell Script
18 11 (1.21%) Scala
19 10 (1.10%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 275 (30.19%) Degree
2 79 (8.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 72 (7.90%) Security Cleared
4 33 (3.62%) SC Cleared
5 12 (1.32%) Master's Degree
6 11 (1.21%) PhD
7 10 (1.10%) Numerate Degree
8 7 (0.77%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.55%) Chartered Engineer
10 1 (0.11%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.11%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.11%) ISEB
10 1 (0.11%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.11%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.20%) QA
2 19 (2.09%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.11%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.11%) IEC 61131
3 1 (0.11%) JTAG
3 1 (0.11%) MISRA
3 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 35 (3.84%) Docker
2 34 (3.73%) Firmware
3 9 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (0.77%) Active Directory
5 5 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.33%) NFS
7 2 (0.22%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.11%) HDFS
8 1 (0.11%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 10 (1.10%) Puppet
2 9 (0.99%) Kubernetes
3 6 (0.66%) Ansible
3 6 (0.66%) Packer
4 5 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.44%) Salt
5 4 (0.44%) Terraform
6 1 (0.11%) FreeIPA
6 1 (0.11%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.11%) Nagios
6 1 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.11%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 136 (14.93%) Microsoft
2 50 (5.49%) Oracle
3 16 (1.76%) VMware
4 11 (1.21%) Cisco
5 10 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (0.99%) EMC
6 9 (0.99%) NEC
7 7 (0.77%) DevExpress
7 7 (0.77%) Telerik
8 6 (0.66%) ForgeRock
9 5 (0.55%) Sophos
10 4 (0.44%) PayPal
11 3 (0.33%) Clearswift
11 3 (0.33%) Red Hat
12 2 (0.22%) Atlassian
12 2 (0.22%) F5
12 2 (0.22%) Freescale
12 2 (0.22%) IBM
12 2 (0.22%) JD Edwards
12 2 (0.22%) Zend
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