Period
to 4 July 2020

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 4 July 2020.

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
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 45 51 59
Rank change year-on-year +6 +8 +42
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 739 1,353 1,452
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 5.29% 5.05% 4.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.54% 5.24% 4.85%
Number of salaries quoted 658 1,198 1,236
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £33,000 £30,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,500 £66,875
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 13,338 25,822 29,910
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.53% 96.43% 97.01%
Number of salaries quoted 10,849 21,101 24,999
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.80% +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 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 4 July 2020.

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 4 July 2020. 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 +8 321 £47,500 -9.52% 36
Hampshire -27 164 £50,000 +11.11% 21
Oxfordshire 0 158 £39,956 -11.21% 17
Surrey +63 151 £50,000 -4.76% 14
Berkshire +33 136 £55,000 -8.33% 9
West Sussex +29 91 £52,500 +5.00% 5
Buckinghamshire +14 27 £65,000 +36.84% 10
East Sussex +29 24 £48,750 -2.50% 6
Kent +29 19 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 July 2020, 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.

1 728 (98.51%) Software Engineering
2 293 (39.65%) C++
3 270 (36.54%) C#
4 255 (34.51%) Agile Software Development
5 247 (33.42%) Degree
5 247 (33.42%) .NET
6 224 (30.31%) Python
7 207 (28.01%) JavaScript
8 194 (26.25%) Windows
9 190 (25.71%) Linux
10 163 (22.06%) HTML
11 162 (21.92%) C
12 152 (20.57%) Computer Science
13 150 (20.30%) Java
14 148 (20.03%) SQL
15 138 (18.67%) CSS
16 137 (18.54%) Mathematics
17 135 (18.27%) Docker
18 118 (15.97%) Microservices
19 117 (15.83%) Unit Testing
20 115 (15.56%) Git (software)
21 107 (14.48%) Scrum
22 104 (14.07%) AngularJS
23 97 (13.13%) DevOps
24 88 (11.91%) Algorithms
25 87 (11.77%) Test Automation
25 87 (11.77%) React
26 86 (11.64%) Computer Science Degree
27 84 (11.37%) TDD
28 82 (11.10%) Node.js

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 35 (4.74%) Confluence
2 13 (1.76%) CMS
3 7 (0.95%) Apache
3 7 (0.95%) IIS
3 7 (0.95%) Tomcat
4 6 (0.81%) Apache Spark
4 6 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (0.54%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.27%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.27%) ThingWorx
6 2 (0.27%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.41%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.41%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.41%) Simulink
3 3 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.41%) OpenCart
2 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 74 (10.01%) Azure
2 66 (8.93%) AWS
3 33 (4.47%) GCP
4 22 (2.98%) SaaS
5 20 (2.71%) GitHub
6 16 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
7 13 (1.76%) OpenShift
8 10 (1.35%) Serverless
9 6 (0.81%) PaaS
10 3 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.41%) Heroku
11 2 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.27%) Office 365
12 1 (0.14%) Amazon Kinesis
12 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.14%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.14%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.14%) npm
12 1 (0.14%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.17%) TCP/IP
2 13 (1.76%) Skype
2 13 (1.76%) Wireless
3 11 (1.49%) H.323
4 9 (1.22%) Ethernet
5 8 (1.08%) ATM
5 8 (1.08%) WAN
6 7 (0.95%) VoIP
7 6 (0.81%) 5G
7 6 (0.81%) HTTP
7 6 (0.81%) MQTT
8 5 (0.68%) Bluetooth
9 4 (0.54%) 4G
9 4 (0.54%) LTE
9 4 (0.54%) Radio Access Network
9 4 (0.54%) RS-232
10 3 (0.41%) Modbus
10 3 (0.41%) RS-485
10 3 (0.41%) SNMP
10 3 (0.41%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (9.07%) SQL Server
2 38 (5.14%) Big Data
3 27 (3.65%) MySQL
4 23 (3.11%) NoSQL
5 18 (2.44%) Relational Database
6 15 (2.03%) MongoDB
7 12 (1.62%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (1.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 7 (0.95%) Hadoop
10 5 (0.68%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.54%) SQLite
12 3 (0.41%) Data Mining
12 3 (0.41%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.41%) Redis
13 2 (0.27%) Blockchain
13 2 (0.27%) InfluxDB
13 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2016
14 1 (0.14%) Amazon Aurora
14 1 (0.14%) Geospatial Data
14 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 115 (15.56%) Git (software)
2 49 (6.63%) JIRA
3 42 (5.68%) Subversion
4 38 (5.14%) Jenkins
5 17 (2.30%) Visual Studio
6 15 (2.03%) Selenium
7 10 (1.35%) Bitbucket
8 8 (1.08%) Eclipse
8 8 (1.08%) Eclipse RCP
9 7 (0.95%) Gradle
9 7 (0.95%) JUnit
9 7 (0.95%) SoapUI
10 6 (0.81%) Postman
10 6 (0.81%) TeamCity
11 5 (0.68%) Bugzilla
11 5 (0.68%) Cucumber
11 5 (0.68%) GitLab
11 5 (0.68%) Polyspace
11 5 (0.68%) VectorCAST
11 5 (0.68%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 46 (6.22%) Aerospace
2 38 (5.14%) Finance
3 32 (4.33%) Manufacturing
4 30 (4.06%) Retail
5 28 (3.79%) Games
6 27 (3.65%) Electronics
7 26 (3.52%) Telecoms
8 17 (2.30%) Military
9 13 (1.76%) Automotive
10 5 (0.68%) Advertising
11 4 (0.54%) Law
12 3 (0.41%) Back Office
12 3 (0.41%) Banking
12 3 (0.41%) Norwegian Language
12 3 (0.41%) Police
13 2 (0.27%) Marketing
13 2 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.27%) Public Sector
13 2 (0.27%) Publishing
14 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 247 (33.42%) .NET
2 163 (22.06%) HTML
3 138 (18.67%) CSS
4 104 (14.07%) AngularJS
5 87 (11.77%) React
6 82 (11.10%) Node.js
7 71 (9.61%) .NET Core
8 70 (9.47%) .NET Framework
9 56 (7.58%) HTML5
10 45 (6.09%) REST
11 44 (5.95%) Spring
12 38 (5.14%) WinForms
13 36 (4.87%) RESTful
14 30 (4.06%) ASP.NET
15 29 (3.92%) Qt
16 28 (3.79%) CSS3
17 23 (3.11%) WCF
17 23 (3.11%) WPF
18 20 (2.71%) WebRTC
19 18 (2.44%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 88 (11.91%) Algorithms
2 52 (7.04%) User Experience
3 49 (6.63%) Embedded Systems
4 45 (6.09%) Greenfield Project
5 41 (5.55%) Analytical Skills
6 32 (4.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 19 (2.57%) Video Conferencing
8 18 (2.44%) Robotics
9 16 (2.17%) Device Driver
9 16 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
9 16 (2.17%) SIMD
10 13 (1.76%) Mobile App
11 12 (1.62%) iPad
12 9 (1.22%) Wiki
13 8 (1.08%) CUDA
13 8 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (1.08%) Management Information System
14 7 (0.95%) GPGPU
15 5 (0.68%) Blog
15 5 (0.68%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 194 (26.25%) Windows
2 190 (25.71%) Linux
3 33 (4.47%) Embedded Linux
4 20 (2.71%) Android
4 20 (2.71%) Apple iOS
5 15 (2.03%) Unix
6 4 (0.54%) FreeRTOS
6 4 (0.54%) Solaris
6 4 (0.54%) Ubuntu
6 4 (0.54%) VxWorks
7 2 (0.27%) Robot Operating System
8 1 (0.14%) SafeRTOS
8 1 (0.14%) ThreadX
8 1 (0.14%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.14%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 728 (98.51%) Software Engineering
2 255 (34.51%) Agile Software Development
3 152 (20.57%) Computer Science
4 137 (18.54%) Mathematics
5 118 (15.97%) Microservices
6 117 (15.83%) Unit Testing
7 107 (14.48%) Scrum
8 97 (13.13%) DevOps
9 87 (11.77%) Test Automation
10 84 (11.37%) TDD
11 75 (10.15%) SDLC
12 73 (9.88%) OO
13 70 (9.47%) Artificial Intelligence
14 69 (9.34%) Multithreading
15 66 (8.93%) Problem-Solving
16 60 (8.12%) OOD
17 53 (7.17%) Continuous Integration
18 47 (6.36%) Machine Learning
18 47 (6.36%) OOP
19 45 (6.09%) Computer Vision
Programming Languages
1 293 (39.65%) C++
2 270 (36.54%) C#
3 224 (30.31%) Python
4 207 (28.01%) JavaScript
5 162 (21.92%) C
6 150 (20.30%) Java
7 148 (20.03%) SQL
8 60 (8.12%) MATLAB
9 45 (6.09%) R
10 38 (5.14%) TypeScript
11 34 (4.60%) PHP
12 30 (4.06%) VB.NET
13 25 (3.38%) Assembly Language
14 19 (2.57%) Ruby
15 18 (2.44%) Ada
15 18 (2.44%) Go
15 18 (2.44%) Kotlin
16 17 (2.30%) Embedded C
17 16 (2.17%) T-SQL
18 14 (1.89%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 247 (33.42%) Degree
2 86 (11.64%) Computer Science Degree
3 33 (4.47%) Security Cleared
4 22 (2.98%) SC Cleared
5 11 (1.49%) PhD
6 8 (1.08%) DBS Check
6 8 (1.08%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.68%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.41%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.14%) MBA
9 1 (0.14%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.06%) QA
2 11 (1.49%) GDPR
3 8 (1.08%) IEC 61508
3 8 (1.08%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.54%) IEC 62304
4 4 (0.54%) ISO 13485
5 3 (0.41%) DICOM
System Software
1 135 (18.27%) Docker
2 51 (6.90%) Firmware
3 11 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.22%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.41%) KVM
7 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 41 (5.55%) Kubernetes
2 20 (2.71%) Terraform
3 8 (1.08%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.14%) Grafana
Vendors
1 40 (5.41%) Microsoft
2 18 (2.44%) Google
3 15 (2.03%) VMware
4 11 (1.49%) Intel
4 11 (1.49%) Oracle
5 10 (1.35%) Xamarin
6 9 (1.22%) Actian
7 6 (0.81%) Perforce
7 6 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (0.54%) QNX
9 3 (0.41%) Atlassian
9 3 (0.41%) Cisco
9 3 (0.41%) Renesas
9 3 (0.41%) Sage
9 3 (0.41%) SAP
10 2 (0.27%) BT
10 2 (0.27%) PTC
11 1 (0.14%) Plumtree
11 1 (0.14%) Siemens
11 1 (0.14%) Thunderhead