Period
to 3 March 2021

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 3 March 2021.

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
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 68 51 43
Rank change year-on-year -17 -8 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 464 1,137 1,462
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 4.01% 5.07% 5.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.22% 5.30% 5.70%
Number of salaries quoted 419 1,049 1,355
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £33,750 £33,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £73,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

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 11,000 21,450 25,641
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.95% 95.61% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 8,862 17,700 21,513
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,000 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +0.96% +4.00%

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 3 March 2021.

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 3 March 2021. 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 -7 202 £55,000 +10.00% 79
Hampshire -4 125 £40,000 -11.11% 45
Oxfordshire -9 90 £55,000 +37.50% 21
Berkshire -12 85 £55,000 -4.35% 48
Surrey -38 42 £50,000 +5.26% 36
East Sussex +37 34 £50,000 +11.11% 10
West Sussex -55 31 £47,500 -9.52% 12
Buckinghamshire +45 27 £47,500 -17.39% 10
Kent +12 17 £45,000 -10.00% 13
Middlesex +10 10 £60,000 - 1
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 March 2021, 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.

1 451 (97.20%) Software Engineering
2 175 (37.72%) C#
3 164 (35.34%) Agile Software Development
4 159 (34.27%) C++
5 152 (32.76%) JavaScript
6 148 (31.90%) Degree
7 146 (31.47%) Linux
8 139 (29.96%) SQL
9 124 (26.72%) .NET
10 119 (25.65%) Java
10 119 (25.65%) Computer Science
11 108 (23.28%) HTML
12 102 (21.98%) CSS
13 97 (20.91%) Azure
13 97 (20.91%) Microservices
14 86 (18.53%) Test Automation
15 81 (17.46%) C
16 80 (17.24%) Docker
17 76 (16.38%) OO
17 76 (16.38%) Computer Science Degree
18 72 (15.52%) React
19 71 (15.30%) Python
20 68 (14.66%) TDD
21 59 (12.72%) Scrum
22 55 (11.85%) AngularJS
23 48 (10.34%) Problem-Solving
24 46 (9.91%) .NET Core
24 46 (9.91%) SaaS
25 45 (9.70%) AWS
26 44 (9.48%) Machine Learning

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 10 (2.16%) Apache
1 10 (2.16%) Confluence
2 9 (1.94%) CMS
3 4 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (0.65%) Tornado
5 2 (0.43%) JBoss
5 2 (0.43%) WildFly
6 1 (0.22%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.22%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.22%) Appian
6 1 (0.22%) Drupal
6 1 (0.22%) Mule
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.22%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (1.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.51%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 97 (20.91%) Azure
2 46 (9.91%) SaaS
3 45 (9.70%) AWS
4 22 (4.74%) Dynamics 365
5 17 (3.66%) GCP
6 9 (1.94%) Veeva
7 7 (1.51%) Serverless
8 6 (1.29%) BrowserStack
8 6 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (1.08%) GitHub
9 5 (1.08%) Power Platform
10 3 (0.65%) Azure Functions
10 3 (0.65%) Sauce Labs
10 3 (0.65%) Twilio
11 2 (0.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.43%) PaaS
11 2 (0.43%) Yarn
12 1 (0.22%) Microsoft 365
12 1 (0.22%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.29%) Network Security
1 6 (1.29%) TCP/IP
2 5 (1.08%) Software-Defined Radio
2 5 (1.08%) Wireless
3 4 (0.86%) HTTP
4 3 (0.65%) DNS
5 2 (0.43%) DHCP
5 2 (0.43%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.43%) H.323
5 2 (0.43%) PPP
6 1 (0.22%) CDMA
6 1 (0.22%) GSM
6 1 (0.22%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.22%) Link 16
6 1 (0.22%) LTE
6 1 (0.22%) Skype
6 1 (0.22%) SSL
6 1 (0.22%) Tactical Data Link
6 1 (0.22%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (9.48%) SQL Server
2 42 (9.05%) Relational Database
3 28 (6.03%) MySQL
4 17 (3.66%) MongoDB
5 12 (2.59%) NoSQL
5 12 (2.59%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (1.94%) Big Data
6 9 (1.94%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (1.94%) SQL Server 2014
7 6 (1.29%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (1.08%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.08%) Data Lake
8 5 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 5 (1.08%) Power BI
8 5 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (0.86%) Amazon Aurora
9 4 (0.86%) Amazon Redshift
9 4 (0.86%) Cosmos DB
9 4 (0.86%) Redis
Development Applications
1 42 (9.05%) Git (software)
2 24 (5.17%) Jenkins
3 18 (3.88%) Eclipse
3 18 (3.88%) Visual Studio
4 17 (3.66%) Subversion
5 16 (3.45%) JIRA
6 12 (2.59%) Cucumber
7 8 (1.72%) PHPUnit
8 6 (1.29%) Bugzilla
8 6 (1.29%) CruiseControl
8 6 (1.29%) Gemini Tracker
8 6 (1.29%) Hudson
8 6 (1.29%) Selenium
8 6 (1.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 5 (1.08%) IntelliJ
10 4 (0.86%) GitLab
10 4 (0.86%) JMeter
10 4 (0.86%) JUnit
10 4 (0.86%) Maven
10 4 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 40 (8.62%) Finance
2 22 (4.74%) Electronics
3 21 (4.53%) Public Sector
4 18 (3.88%) Games
5 16 (3.45%) Law
5 16 (3.45%) Manufacturing
6 15 (3.23%) Marketing
7 14 (3.02%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.72%) Retail
9 6 (1.29%) Aerospace
10 5 (1.08%) Military
10 5 (1.08%) Publishing
11 4 (0.86%) Local Government
12 2 (0.43%) Fire and Rescue
12 2 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.22%) Advertising
13 1 (0.22%) Automotive
13 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.22%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (26.72%) .NET
2 108 (23.28%) HTML
3 102 (21.98%) CSS
4 72 (15.52%) React
5 55 (11.85%) AngularJS
6 46 (9.91%) .NET Core
7 37 (7.97%) RESTful
8 35 (7.54%) .NET Framework
8 35 (7.54%) Node.js
9 34 (7.33%) REST
10 32 (6.90%) XML
11 29 (6.25%) Vue.js
12 26 (5.60%) HTML5
13 20 (4.31%) Spring
14 19 (4.09%) ASP.NET
14 19 (4.09%) WPF
15 15 (3.23%) Qt
16 14 (3.02%) WinForms
17 12 (2.59%) Jest
17 12 (2.59%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 38 (8.19%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (7.76%) Algorithms
3 27 (5.82%) User Experience
4 24 (5.17%) Self-Motivation
5 21 (4.53%) Device Driver
5 21 (4.53%) Enterprise Software
5 21 (4.53%) Greenfield Project
6 13 (2.80%) Embedded Systems
7 8 (1.72%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 7 (1.51%) Client/Server
8 7 (1.51%) Linux Command Line
9 6 (1.29%) Cloud Native
9 6 (1.29%) Data Structures
9 6 (1.29%) Reinsurance
9 6 (1.29%) Smart Home
9 6 (1.29%) VHDL
10 4 (0.86%) Robotics
10 4 (0.86%) Verilog
10 4 (0.86%) Web 2.0
11 3 (0.65%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 146 (31.47%) Linux
2 43 (9.27%) Windows
3 22 (4.74%) Embedded Linux
4 18 (3.88%) Unix
5 7 (1.51%) Android
5 7 (1.51%) VxWorks
6 2 (0.43%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.43%) FreeRTOS
7 1 (0.22%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 451 (97.20%) Software Engineering
2 164 (35.34%) Agile Software Development
3 119 (25.65%) Computer Science
4 97 (20.91%) Microservices
5 86 (18.53%) Test Automation
6 76 (16.38%) OO
7 68 (14.66%) TDD
8 59 (12.72%) Scrum
9 48 (10.34%) Problem-Solving
10 44 (9.48%) Machine Learning
10 44 (9.48%) Mathematics
11 40 (8.62%) BDD
12 38 (8.19%) DevOps
13 37 (7.97%) Mentoring
13 37 (7.97%) Unit Testing
14 36 (7.76%) OOP
15 35 (7.54%) Continuous Integration
16 34 (7.33%) Artificial Intelligence
16 34 (7.33%) MVC
17 23 (4.96%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 175 (37.72%) C#
2 159 (34.27%) C++
3 152 (32.76%) JavaScript
4 139 (29.96%) SQL
5 119 (25.65%) Java
6 81 (17.46%) C
7 71 (15.30%) Python
8 33 (7.11%) TypeScript
9 29 (6.25%) Go
10 24 (5.17%) Embedded C
10 24 (5.17%) PHP
11 17 (3.66%) Embedded C++
12 15 (3.23%) VB
12 15 (3.23%) VB.NET
13 13 (2.80%) T-SQL
14 9 (1.94%) Ruby
15 7 (1.51%) PowerShell
16 6 (1.29%) Bash Shell
16 6 (1.29%) VB6
16 6 (1.29%) VC++
Qualifications
1 148 (31.90%) Degree
2 76 (16.38%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (3.88%) Security Cleared
4 15 (3.23%) SC Cleared
5 10 (2.16%) PhD
6 4 (0.86%) DBS Check
6 4 (0.86%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.65%) BC Cleared
7 3 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.43%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.43%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.22%) CIW
9 1 (0.22%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.22%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (6.90%) QA
2 7 (1.51%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.22%) GDPR
3 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 80 (17.24%) Docker
2 8 (1.72%) Firmware
3 3 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.43%) iptables
5 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.22%) KVM
Systems Management
1 42 (9.05%) Kubernetes
2 18 (3.88%) Terraform
3 2 (0.43%) Ansible
3 2 (0.43%) vRealize
4 1 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 33 (7.11%) Microsoft
2 16 (3.45%) SAP
3 9 (1.94%) Google
3 9 (1.94%) Salesforce.com
3 9 (1.94%) Siebel
4 7 (1.51%) Xceptor
5 4 (0.86%) Sun
6 3 (0.65%) Oracle
6 3 (0.65%) Splunk
6 3 (0.65%) VMware
7 2 (0.43%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.22%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.22%) Facebook
8 1 (0.22%) InterSystems
8 1 (0.22%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.22%) Pega
8 1 (0.22%) QNX
8 1 (0.22%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.22%) Vertica
8 1 (0.22%) YouTube