Period
to 14 June 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 14 June 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
14 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 62 44 47
Rank change year-on-year -18 +3 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 681 806 1,379
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 4.59% 5.39% 5.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.88% 5.65% 5.45%
Number of salaries quoted 435 679 1,144
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,000 £30,075
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - -
75th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £60,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £68,750 £72,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +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 13,948 14,271 25,306
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.96% 95.43% 96.54%
Number of salaries quoted 10,324 11,711 20,918
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £63,750 £63,750 £61,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year - +5.77% +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 14 June 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 14 June 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
Hampshire +18 253 £45,000 -10.00% 46
Thames Valley -24 237 £53,000 +17.78% 83
Surrey -27 105 £51,250 +7.89% 33
Berkshire -32 99 £57,500 +4.55% 31
Oxfordshire -17 95 £50,000 +25.14% 40
Buckinghamshire +22 43 £47,500 -25.49% 12
Kent +3 41 £45,000 +28.57% 9
East Sussex -3 25 £50,000 - 8
West Sussex -66 14 £42,500 -19.05% 13
Middlesex - 3 £60,000 -
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 June 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.

1 653 (95.89%) Software Engineering
2 333 (48.90%) Agile Software Development
3 287 (42.14%) Degree
4 255 (37.44%) Java
5 250 (36.71%) Computer Science
6 232 (34.07%) Microservices
7 217 (31.86%) Linux
8 203 (29.81%) JavaScript
9 186 (27.31%) C#
10 185 (27.17%) React
11 179 (26.28%) CSS
12 172 (25.26%) C++
13 164 (24.08%) SQL
14 158 (23.20%) AngularJS
15 153 (22.47%) Finance
16 149 (21.88%) AWS
17 147 (21.59%) DevOps
18 146 (21.44%) .NET
19 142 (20.85%) Node.js
20 139 (20.41%) Git (software)
21 137 (20.12%) Python
22 136 (19.97%) Azure
23 130 (19.09%) OO
24 128 (18.80%) TDD
24 128 (18.80%) Jenkins
24 128 (18.80%) Social Skills
25 126 (18.50%) Scrum
26 124 (18.21%) Spring
27 122 (17.91%) HTML
28 119 (17.47%) Unix

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 86 (12.63%) Apache Spark
2 79 (11.60%) Apache
3 68 (9.99%) GemFire
4 23 (3.38%) Confluence
5 19 (2.79%) Cloud Foundry
6 15 (2.20%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (1.03%) Oracle Service Bus
7 7 (1.03%) WebLogic
8 6 (0.88%) Tornado
8 6 (0.88%) WebSphere
8 6 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (0.59%) Alfresco
9 4 (0.59%) Appian
10 2 (0.29%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.29%) JBoss
10 2 (0.29%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.29%) WildFly
11 1 (0.15%) Mule
11 1 (0.15%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (2.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.73%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.59%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.15%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 149 (21.88%) AWS
2 136 (19.97%) Azure
3 79 (11.60%) GitHub
4 74 (10.87%) GCP
5 62 (9.10%) Amazon Kinesis
6 47 (6.90%) SaaS
7 26 (3.82%) OpenShift
8 17 (2.50%) Amazon EC2
9 14 (2.06%) Dynamics 365
10 11 (1.62%) BrowserStack
11 10 (1.47%) PaaS
11 10 (1.47%) Serverless
12 9 (1.32%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 7 (1.03%) Sauce Labs
14 6 (0.88%) Power Platform
15 5 (0.73%) Azure Service Bus
15 5 (0.73%) Yarn
16 4 (0.59%) Azure Functions
16 4 (0.59%) Azure Service Fabric
16 4 (0.59%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.47%) TCP/IP
2 6 (0.88%) Internet
3 5 (0.73%) VPN
3 5 (0.73%) Wireshark
4 4 (0.59%) HTTP
5 3 (0.44%) Software-Defined Radio
6 2 (0.29%) 5G
6 2 (0.29%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.29%) MQTT
6 2 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.29%) Wireless
7 1 (0.15%) Asterisk PBX
7 1 (0.15%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.15%) Firewall
7 1 (0.15%) H.323
7 1 (0.15%) LTE
7 1 (0.15%) PBX
7 1 (0.15%) RANAP
7 1 (0.15%) RTP
7 1 (0.15%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (13.95%) Relational Database
2 84 (12.33%) HBase
3 81 (11.89%) MariaDB
4 76 (11.16%) PostgreSQL
5 71 (10.43%) Big Data
5 71 (10.43%) NoSQL
6 69 (10.13%) Redis
7 55 (8.08%) SQL Server
8 34 (4.99%) MySQL
9 20 (2.94%) Hadoop
10 16 (2.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 9 (1.32%) MongoDB
12 8 (1.17%) Oracle Database
13 7 (1.03%) Oracle Database 10g
14 6 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
14 6 (0.88%) Power BI
14 6 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
15 5 (0.73%) Amazon Aurora
15 5 (0.73%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 5 (0.73%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 139 (20.41%) Git (software)
2 128 (18.80%) Jenkins
3 92 (13.51%) Cucumber
4 76 (11.16%) Eclipse
5 75 (11.01%) IntelliJ
6 73 (10.72%) Cypress.io
6 73 (10.72%) Protractor
6 73 (10.72%) Storybook
7 71 (10.43%) JUnit
8 70 (10.28%) Gradle
9 68 (9.99%) Sonatype Nexus
10 66 (9.69%) Mockito
11 46 (6.75%) Artifactory
11 46 (6.75%) JIRA
12 33 (4.85%) SonarQube
13 19 (2.79%) Subversion
14 13 (1.91%) Selenium
15 10 (1.47%) Bugzilla
15 10 (1.47%) CruiseControl
15 10 (1.47%) Hudson
General
1 153 (22.47%) Finance
2 128 (18.80%) Social Skills
3 118 (17.33%) Law
4 106 (15.57%) Banking
5 30 (4.41%) Electronics
6 27 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
7 25 (3.67%) Marketing
8 24 (3.52%) Manufacturing
9 21 (3.08%) Games
10 20 (2.94%) Public Sector
11 17 (2.50%) Telecoms
12 16 (2.35%) Presentation Skills
13 13 (1.91%) Aerospace
14 11 (1.62%) Automotive
15 9 (1.32%) Retail
16 7 (1.03%) Police
17 6 (0.88%) Organisational Skills
18 5 (0.73%) Fire and Rescue
18 5 (0.73%) Legal
18 5 (0.73%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 185 (27.17%) React
2 179 (26.28%) CSS
3 158 (23.20%) AngularJS
4 146 (21.44%) .NET
5 142 (20.85%) Node.js
6 124 (18.21%) Spring
7 122 (17.91%) HTML
8 119 (17.47%) RESTful
9 103 (15.12%) Redux
10 88 (12.92%) Kafka
11 84 (12.33%) JSON
12 75 (11.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 73 (10.72%) Express
13 73 (10.72%) Tailwind CSS
14 72 (10.57%) RabbitMQ
14 72 (10.57%) WireMock
15 68 (9.99%) Spark Streaming
16 66 (9.69%) .NET Framework
16 66 (9.69%) REST
17 63 (9.25%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 85 (12.48%) User Experience
2 77 (11.31%) Linux Command Line
3 51 (7.49%) Self-Motivation
4 36 (5.29%) Greenfield Project
5 27 (3.96%) Algorithms
6 25 (3.67%) Embedded Systems
7 22 (3.23%) Mobile App
8 16 (2.35%) Device Driver
9 11 (1.62%) Data Structures
10 9 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (1.17%) Hybrid Cloud
11 8 (1.17%) Reinsurance
12 7 (1.03%) Client/Server
12 7 (1.03%) iPhone
12 7 (1.03%) NHS
13 6 (0.88%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 6 (0.88%) Smart Home
14 5 (0.73%) Robotics
15 4 (0.59%) GPGPU
15 4 (0.59%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 217 (31.86%) Linux
2 119 (17.47%) Unix
3 68 (9.99%) Windows
4 23 (3.38%) Android
5 18 (2.64%) Embedded Linux
6 10 (1.47%) Apple iOS
7 7 (1.03%) Solaris
8 4 (0.59%) VxWorks
8 4 (0.59%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.59%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.29%) FreeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 653 (95.89%) Software Engineering
2 333 (48.90%) Agile Software Development
3 250 (36.71%) Computer Science
4 232 (34.07%) Microservices
5 147 (21.59%) DevOps
6 130 (19.09%) OO
7 128 (18.80%) TDD
8 126 (18.50%) Scrum
9 101 (14.83%) Digital Banking
10 100 (14.68%) Software Testing
11 94 (13.80%) Business Continuity
12 88 (12.92%) Mentoring
13 85 (12.48%) Problem-Solving
14 83 (12.19%) Test Automation
15 82 (12.04%) BDD
16 75 (11.01%) Machine Learning
17 74 (10.87%) Cross-Browser Testing
18 71 (10.43%) Validation
19 68 (9.99%) Mathematics
20 67 (9.84%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 255 (37.44%) Java
2 203 (29.81%) JavaScript
3 186 (27.31%) C#
4 172 (25.26%) C++
5 164 (24.08%) SQL
6 137 (20.12%) Python
7 78 (11.45%) C
8 75 (11.01%) Shell Script
9 68 (9.99%) Groovy
10 33 (4.85%) TypeScript
11 23 (3.38%) Kotlin
11 23 (3.38%) PHP
12 22 (3.23%) Ruby
13 20 (2.94%) Java 8
14 17 (2.50%) Embedded C
15 15 (2.20%) Go
16 14 (2.06%) T-SQL
17 12 (1.76%) PL/SQL
18 11 (1.62%) Embedded C++
18 11 (1.62%) VC++
Qualifications
1 287 (42.14%) Degree
2 106 (15.57%) Computer Science Degree
3 65 (9.54%) OCP
3 65 (9.54%) Oracle Certification
4 35 (5.14%) Security Cleared
5 19 (2.79%) SC Cleared
6 13 (1.91%) Master's Degree
7 9 (1.32%) Numerate Degree
8 5 (0.73%) PhD
9 4 (0.59%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.44%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.29%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.15%) CITP
12 1 (0.15%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.67%) QA
2 5 (0.73%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.15%) ISO 26262
3 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 94 (13.80%) Docker
2 68 (9.99%) HDFS
3 64 (9.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.17%) Firmware
5 5 (0.73%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 5 (0.73%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 93 (13.66%) Ansible
2 35 (5.14%) Kubernetes
3 22 (3.23%) Terraform
4 15 (2.20%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.29%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (0.29%) Puppet
5 2 (0.29%) vRealize
6 1 (0.15%) Grafana
Vendors
1 77 (11.31%) VMware
2 73 (10.72%) Okta
3 57 (8.37%) Microsoft
4 26 (3.82%) Oracle
5 16 (2.35%) SAP
6 12 (1.76%) Google
7 9 (1.32%) Xceptor
8 8 (1.17%) IBM
9 5 (0.73%) NetMotion Wireless
10 4 (0.59%) Pega
10 4 (0.59%) Sun
11 3 (0.44%) MuleSoft
11 3 (0.44%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.29%) Atlassian
12 2 (0.29%) OpenText
12 2 (0.29%) Perforce
12 2 (0.29%) Splunk
13 1 (0.15%) Facebook
13 1 (0.15%) hybris
13 1 (0.15%) Xamarin