Period
to 18 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 65 90
Rank change year-on-year +13 +25 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 1,374 1,397 1,122
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.91% 4.47% 3.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.09% 4.62% 3.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1,189 1,208 1,022
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 26,980 30,206 32,638
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.33% 96.69% 97.13%
Number of salaries quoted 22,284 25,196 27,310
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,750 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +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 18 December 2018.

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 18 December 2018. 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 +11 527 £52,500 +5.00% 130
Hampshire +13 444 £45,000 - 59
Oxfordshire 0 240 £55,000 +10.00% 66
Berkshire +54 238 £55,000 +4.76% 39
Surrey +7 164 £48,750 -2.50% 49
West Sussex -13 117 £52,500 +16.67% 12
East Sussex -16 68 £47,500 +5.56% 17
Kent +21 50 £47,500 - 24
Buckinghamshire -39 48 £47,500 +2.70% 25
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, 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 1,351 (98.33%) Software Engineering
2 657 (47.82%) C++
3 599 (43.60%) C#
4 529 (38.50%) Java
5 491 (35.74%) Agile Software Development
6 387 (28.17%) C
7 375 (27.29%) Python
8 365 (26.56%) JavaScript
9 353 (25.69%) Degree
10 352 (25.62%) Linux
11 330 (24.02%) .NET
12 293 (21.32%) Computer Science
13 282 (20.52%) SQL
14 259 (18.85%) OO
15 207 (15.07%) HTML
16 206 (14.99%) Windows
17 195 (14.19%) Microsoft Azure
18 185 (13.46%) Microsoft
19 184 (13.39%) CSS
20 181 (13.17%) TDD
21 176 (12.81%) AngularJS
22 167 (12.15%) Mathematics
23 147 (10.70%) Test Automation
24 145 (10.55%) Multithreading
25 140 (10.19%) ASP.NET
26 139 (10.12%) SDLC
27 137 (9.97%) Amazon AWS
28 136 (9.90%) Git (software)
28 136 (9.90%) Scrum
29 135 (9.83%) Unit Testing

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 36 (2.62%) Elasticsearch
2 20 (1.46%) Apache Spark
3 18 (1.31%) Apache
4 11 (0.80%) Confluence
5 9 (0.66%) CMS
5 9 (0.66%) OpenStack
6 6 (0.44%) Umbraco
7 5 (0.36%) IIS
8 4 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (0.29%) Kentico
8 4 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
8 4 (0.29%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.29%) WordPress
9 3 (0.22%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.22%) EPiServer
9 3 (0.22%) GlassFish
9 3 (0.22%) SAS
9 3 (0.22%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.22%) WildFly
10 2 (0.15%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (0.29%) Simulink
2 3 (0.22%) Doxygen
2 3 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (0.22%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.073%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (0.36%) Magento
2 4 (0.29%) Shopify
3 1 (0.073%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.073%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 195 (14.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 137 (9.97%) Amazon AWS
3 46 (3.35%) SaaS
4 41 (2.98%) Cloud Computing
5 23 (1.67%) Google Cloud Platform
6 18 (1.31%) GitHub
7 13 (0.95%) IBM Cloud
7 13 (0.95%) npm
7 13 (0.95%) Serverless
8 12 (0.87%) OpenShift
9 7 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (0.51%) Amazon S3
9 7 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (0.51%) Slack
10 5 (0.36%) Azure Functions
10 5 (0.36%) Google Analytics
11 4 (0.29%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (0.22%) Google Play
12 3 (0.22%) PaaS
13 2 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.46%) TCP/IP
1 20 (1.46%) Wireless
2 16 (1.16%) RS-232
3 15 (1.09%) Firewall
4 13 (0.95%) Ethernet
5 12 (0.87%) H.323
5 12 (0.87%) Network Security
6 11 (0.80%) AMQP
6 11 (0.80%) Internet
6 11 (0.80%) RS-422
7 10 (0.73%) RS-485
7 10 (0.73%) RTP
7 10 (0.73%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (0.66%) Bluetooth
8 9 (0.66%) HTTP
8 9 (0.66%) MQTT
9 7 (0.51%) Skype
10 6 (0.44%) LTE
10 6 (0.44%) Modbus
11 4 (0.29%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (8.88%) SQL Server
2 116 (8.44%) NoSQL
3 89 (6.48%) MySQL
4 70 (5.09%) Relational Database
5 47 (3.42%) Big Data
5 47 (3.42%) Hadoop
6 46 (3.35%) MongoDB
7 37 (2.69%) Apache Cassandra
8 26 (1.89%) RDBMS
9 25 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
10 13 (0.95%) Geospatial Data
11 8 (0.58%) Cosmos DB
11 8 (0.58%) GIS
12 7 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
12 7 (0.51%) Neo4j
13 5 (0.36%) FileMaker
13 5 (0.36%) MariaDB
13 5 (0.36%) Redis
13 5 (0.36%) SQL Server 2016
13 5 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 136 (9.90%) Git (software)
2 108 (7.86%) Visual Studio
3 60 (4.37%) Jenkins
4 41 (2.98%) JIRA
5 39 (2.84%) Subversion
6 25 (1.82%) Maven
6 25 (1.82%) Selenium
7 23 (1.67%) Cucumber
8 19 (1.38%) LabVIEW
9 18 (1.31%) webpack
10 14 (1.02%) gulp
10 14 (1.02%) JUnit
10 14 (1.02%) NUnit
11 13 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
12 12 (0.87%) Babel
12 12 (0.87%) MSTest
12 12 (0.87%) Ranorex
13 11 (0.80%) CMake
14 10 (0.73%) Android Studio
14 10 (0.73%) Xcode
General
1 82 (5.97%) Finance
2 71 (5.17%) Electronics
3 54 (3.93%) Telecoms
4 51 (3.71%) Manufacturing
5 42 (3.06%) Aerospace
6 39 (2.84%) Marketing
7 29 (2.11%) Retail
8 24 (1.75%) Games
9 19 (1.38%) Automotive
10 16 (1.16%) Military
11 9 (0.66%) German Language
12 6 (0.44%) Avionics
12 6 (0.44%) Banking
12 6 (0.44%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.44%) Law
13 5 (0.36%) Back Office
14 4 (0.29%) French Language
15 3 (0.22%) Italian Language
15 3 (0.22%) Mandarin Language
15 3 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 330 (24.02%) .NET
2 207 (15.07%) HTML
3 184 (13.39%) CSS
4 176 (12.81%) AngularJS
5 140 (10.19%) ASP.NET
6 111 (8.08%) RESTful
7 108 (7.86%) WPF
8 80 (5.82%) HTML5
9 79 (5.75%) .NET Framework
10 77 (5.60%) REST
11 74 (5.39%) Web Services
12 71 (5.17%) Node.js
13 70 (5.09%) STL
14 62 (4.51%) Spring
15 61 (4.44%) Boost C++ Libraries
16 60 (4.37%) React
16 60 (4.37%) WCF
17 55 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web API
17 55 (4.00%) Django
18 54 (3.93%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 95 (6.91%) Algorithms
2 65 (4.73%) User Experience
3 61 (4.44%) Self-Motivation
4 59 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
5 54 (3.93%) Embedded Systems
6 50 (3.64%) Mobile App
7 34 (2.47%) Greenfield Project
8 31 (2.26%) Device Driver
9 29 (2.11%) Video on Demand
10 26 (1.89%) Data Structures
11 20 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
12 19 (1.38%) Robotics
13 18 (1.31%) N-Tier
13 18 (1.31%) Social Media
14 17 (1.24%) Client/Server
15 16 (1.16%) Cloud Native
16 12 (0.87%) Life Science
16 12 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
17 10 (0.73%) CAN bus
18 7 (0.51%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 352 (25.62%) Linux
2 206 (14.99%) Windows
3 71 (5.17%) Android
4 51 (3.71%) Apple iOS
5 47 (3.42%) Unix
6 37 (2.69%) Embedded Linux
7 12 (0.87%) VxWorks
8 9 (0.66%) Robot Operating System
9 8 (0.58%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.22%) CentOS
10 3 (0.22%) FreeRTOS
11 2 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.073%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.073%) ThreadX
12 1 (0.073%) uClinux
12 1 (0.073%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 1 (0.073%) Windows Server
12 1 (0.073%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,351 (98.33%) Software Engineering
2 491 (35.74%) Agile Software Development
3 293 (21.32%) Computer Science
4 259 (18.85%) OO
5 181 (13.17%) TDD
6 167 (12.15%) Mathematics
7 147 (10.70%) Test Automation
8 145 (10.55%) Multithreading
9 139 (10.12%) SDLC
10 136 (9.90%) Scrum
11 135 (9.83%) Unit Testing
12 126 (9.17%) Continuous Integration
13 122 (8.88%) Microservices
14 112 (8.15%) MVC
15 103 (7.50%) OOP
16 96 (6.99%) Artificial Intelligence
17 90 (6.55%) OOD
18 84 (6.11%) Customer Requirements
19 81 (5.90%) Machine Learning
20 79 (5.75%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 657 (47.82%) C++
2 599 (43.60%) C#
3 529 (38.50%) Java
4 387 (28.17%) C
5 375 (27.29%) Python
6 365 (26.56%) JavaScript
7 282 (20.52%) SQL
8 61 (4.44%) Bash Shell
9 51 (3.71%) PHP
10 48 (3.49%) Go
11 44 (3.20%) Ruby
12 40 (2.91%) TypeScript
13 39 (2.84%) Embedded C
14 38 (2.77%) Java 8
15 37 (2.69%) Objective-C
16 30 (2.18%) MATLAB
17 26 (1.89%) Ada
17 26 (1.89%) Embedded C++
18 22 (1.60%) Assembly Language
19 16 (1.16%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 353 (25.69%) Degree
2 109 (7.93%) Computer Science Degree
3 76 (5.53%) Security Cleared
4 55 (4.00%) PhD
5 52 (3.78%) SC Cleared
6 35 (2.55%) DV Cleared
7 28 (2.04%) MPhil
8 20 (1.46%) HND
9 19 (1.38%) HNC
10 6 (0.44%) Numerate Degree
11 4 (0.29%) AWS Certification
12 3 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
13 1 (0.073%) ISEB
13 1 (0.073%) ISTQB
13 1 (0.073%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 1 (0.073%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (1.46%) QA
2 15 (1.09%) JTAG
3 12 (0.87%) ISO 9001
4 10 (0.73%) DICOM
5 9 (0.66%) MISRA
6 3 (0.22%) MISRA C
7 2 (0.15%) ISO 13485
8 1 (0.073%) DO-178B
8 1 (0.073%) GDPR
8 1 (0.073%) ISO 26262
8 1 (0.073%) PSD2
System Software
1 72 (5.24%) Docker
2 40 (2.91%) Firmware
3 20 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.51%) Active Directory
5 5 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.073%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.073%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 32 (2.33%) Ansible
2 24 (1.75%) Kubernetes
3 14 (1.02%) Puppet
4 12 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.44%) Terraform
6 2 (0.15%) Kibana
7 1 (0.073%) Packer
Vendors
1 185 (13.46%) Microsoft
2 75 (5.46%) Google
3 29 (2.11%) Oracle
4 23 (1.67%) VMware
5 16 (1.16%) Sun
6 14 (1.02%) IBM
7 10 (0.73%) Atlassian
8 9 (0.66%) SAP
9 8 (0.58%) Xamarin
10 6 (0.44%) Wonderware
10 6 (0.44%) Xceptor
11 5 (0.36%) Assembla
11 5 (0.36%) Sitecore
12 3 (0.22%) Facebook
12 3 (0.22%) MuleSoft
12 3 (0.22%) Red Hat
13 2 (0.15%) Advent
13 2 (0.15%) Birst
13 2 (0.15%) Cloudera
13 2 (0.15%) Yahoo!