Period
to 23 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £45,750 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 91 93
Rank change year-on-year +33 +2 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 1,461 997 1,318
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.61% 3.18% 3.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.77% 3.28% 3.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1,246 869 1,274
South East median annual salary £45,750 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.68% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +7.14%

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 30,653 30,427 40,018
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.81% 96.92% 97.03%
Number of salaries quoted 25,645 25,234 34,056
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 +26 548 £50,000 +8.11% 112
Hampshire +24 434 £43,000 -12.24% 72
Oxfordshire +46 301 £50,000 -6.98% 59
Surrey +13 218 £50,000 +5.26% 24
Berkshire -16 155 £50,000 +5.26% 37
West Sussex +31 135 £45,000 - 23
Buckinghamshire +18 92 £43,500 +2.35% 16
East Sussex +3 76 £45,000 -10.00% 8
Kent +29 40 £43,500 -17.14% 11
Middlesex - 5 £45,000 -
Isle of Wight - 1 £27,500 - 1
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 1,432 (98.02%) Software Engineering
2 823 (56.33%) C++
3 621 (42.51%) C#
4 549 (37.58%) Agile Software Development
5 480 (32.85%) Degree
6 423 (28.95%) Java
7 421 (28.82%) Linux
8 408 (27.93%) Computer Science
9 400 (27.38%) Windows
10 387 (26.49%) Python
11 356 (24.37%) SQL
12 323 (22.11%) .NET
13 319 (21.83%) C
14 282 (19.30%) JavaScript
15 274 (18.75%) OO
16 246 (16.84%) TDD
17 239 (16.36%) Multithreading
18 205 (14.03%) Computer Science Degree
19 166 (11.36%) SQL Server
20 165 (11.29%) Visual Studio
21 163 (11.16%) MFC
22 160 (10.95%) STL
23 157 (10.75%) HTML
24 156 (10.68%) Scrum
25 149 (10.20%) Qt
25 149 (10.20%) Algorithms
26 147 (10.06%) Amazon AWS
27 146 (9.99%) Test Automation
28 135 (9.24%) Mathematics
29 133 (9.10%) Microsoft

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 23 (1.57%) Elasticsearch
2 22 (1.51%) Tomcat
3 18 (1.23%) OpenStack
4 17 (1.16%) Confluence
5 13 (0.89%) JBoss
6 12 (0.82%) Apache Spark
7 9 (0.62%) Apache Pig
7 9 (0.62%) IIS
8 7 (0.48%) WebLogic
9 6 (0.41%) SAS
10 5 (0.34%) CMS
10 5 (0.34%) Drupal
10 5 (0.34%) SharePoint
11 3 (0.21%) Apache
11 3 (0.21%) nginx
11 3 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.14%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.14%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.14%) WildFly
13 1 (0.068%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (0.27%) Simulink
2 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.068%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.14%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 147 (10.06%) Amazon AWS
2 75 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (2.60%) SaaS
4 15 (1.03%) GitHub
5 13 (0.89%) OpenShift
6 12 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
7 10 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.34%) npm
9 4 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.14%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.14%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.14%) Office 365
10 2 (0.14%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 66 (4.52%) TCP/IP
2 39 (2.67%) GSM
3 37 (2.53%) LTE
3 37 (2.53%) UMTS
4 36 (2.46%) Wireshark
5 34 (2.33%) Asterisk PBX
5 34 (2.33%) Diameter Protocol
5 34 (2.33%) GGSN
5 34 (2.33%) MGW
5 34 (2.33%) PBX
5 34 (2.33%) RANAP
5 34 (2.33%) RTP
5 34 (2.33%) SGSN
6 30 (2.05%) Network Security
7 20 (1.37%) HTTP
8 13 (0.89%) DHCP
9 10 (0.68%) Internet
10 9 (0.62%) AMQP
10 9 (0.62%) RS-232
10 9 (0.62%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (11.36%) SQL Server
2 77 (5.27%) NoSQL
3 68 (4.65%) MySQL
4 56 (3.83%) Relational Database
5 55 (3.76%) PostgreSQL
6 46 (3.15%) MongoDB
7 40 (2.74%) Big Data
8 28 (1.92%) RDBMS
9 24 (1.64%) Hadoop
10 15 (1.03%) MariaDB
11 12 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
12 11 (0.75%) Apache Hive
13 8 (0.55%) Redis
14 7 (0.48%) HBase
15 6 (0.41%) Blockchain
15 6 (0.41%) Oracle Database
16 5 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
16 5 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
17 4 (0.27%) Power BI
18 3 (0.21%) GIS
Development Applications
1 165 (11.29%) Visual Studio
2 125 (8.56%) Git (software)
3 87 (5.95%) Subversion
4 50 (3.42%) Jenkins
5 44 (3.01%) GCC
6 42 (2.87%) GDB
7 39 (2.67%) Selenium
8 35 (2.40%) JIRA
9 34 (2.33%) Trac
10 22 (1.51%) Maven
11 15 (1.03%) Cucumber
12 14 (0.96%) Eclipse
13 13 (0.89%) Vagrant
14 11 (0.75%) GitLab
14 11 (0.75%) Hudson
14 11 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
14 11 (0.75%) WebDriver
15 10 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 10 (0.68%) webpack
16 9 (0.62%) Mercurial
General
1 81 (5.54%) Electronics
2 78 (5.34%) Telecoms
3 51 (3.49%) Finance
4 35 (2.40%) Games
5 34 (2.33%) Automotive
6 31 (2.12%) Manufacturing
7 25 (1.71%) Aerospace
7 25 (1.71%) Retail
8 16 (1.10%) Military
9 7 (0.48%) Marketing
10 5 (0.34%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.27%) Banking
11 4 (0.27%) Law
12 3 (0.21%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.14%) Back Office
14 1 (0.068%) Advertising
14 1 (0.068%) Legal
14 1 (0.068%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 323 (22.11%) .NET
2 163 (11.16%) MFC
3 160 (10.95%) STL
4 157 (10.75%) HTML
5 149 (10.20%) Qt
6 131 (8.97%) AngularJS
6 131 (8.97%) XML
7 123 (8.42%) .NET Framework
8 122 (8.35%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 109 (7.46%) CSS
10 103 (7.05%) ASP.NET
11 100 (6.84%) WPF
12 90 (6.16%) Web Services
13 83 (5.68%) REST
14 77 (5.27%) WCF
15 69 (4.72%) Spring
16 65 (4.45%) jQuery
17 59 (4.04%) SOAP
18 54 (3.70%) React
18 54 (3.70%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 408 (27.93%) Computer Science
2 149 (10.20%) Algorithms
3 100 (6.84%) Greenfield Project
4 68 (4.65%) User Experience
5 55 (3.76%) Embedded Systems
6 53 (3.63%) Client/Server
7 50 (3.42%) CUDA
8 39 (2.67%) Device Driver
9 27 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
10 21 (1.44%) Mobile App
10 21 (1.44%) Robotics
11 18 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
12 13 (0.89%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 10 (0.68%) Video\Live Streaming
14 9 (0.62%) Spread Betting
15 8 (0.55%) Fintech
15 8 (0.55%) VHDL
16 7 (0.48%) EPoS
16 7 (0.48%) Public Cloud
16 7 (0.48%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 421 (28.82%) Linux
2 400 (27.38%) Windows
3 91 (6.23%) Unix
4 67 (4.59%) Embedded Linux
5 40 (2.74%) Android
6 27 (1.85%) Windows Server
7 24 (1.64%) Apple iOS
8 15 (1.03%) VxWorks
9 14 (0.96%) Mac OS X
10 10 (0.68%) Solaris
11 7 (0.48%) AIX
12 4 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.14%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.068%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.068%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.068%) Robot Operating System
14 1 (0.068%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.068%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,432 (98.02%) Software Engineering
2 549 (37.58%) Agile Software Development
3 274 (18.75%) OO
4 246 (16.84%) TDD
5 239 (16.36%) Multithreading
6 156 (10.68%) Scrum
7 146 (9.99%) Test Automation
8 135 (9.24%) Mathematics
9 111 (7.60%) OOD
10 109 (7.46%) OOP
11 107 (7.32%) Physics
12 101 (6.91%) Unit Testing
13 99 (6.78%) Continuous Integration
13 99 (6.78%) MVC
14 87 (5.95%) Mentoring
15 86 (5.89%) SDLC
16 83 (5.68%) UML
17 74 (5.07%) Microservices
18 67 (4.59%) Machine Learning
19 62 (4.24%) Cross-Platform Development
Programming Languages
1 823 (56.33%) C++
2 621 (42.51%) C#
3 423 (28.95%) Java
4 387 (26.49%) Python
5 356 (24.37%) SQL
6 319 (21.83%) C
7 282 (19.30%) JavaScript
8 54 (3.70%) PHP
9 49 (3.35%) Embedded C
10 47 (3.22%) Ruby
11 45 (3.08%) Embedded C++
12 40 (2.74%) Bash Shell
13 37 (2.53%) Perl
14 26 (1.78%) Scala
15 24 (1.64%) T-SQL
16 23 (1.57%) VB.NET
17 21 (1.44%) Go
18 20 (1.37%) VC++
19 19 (1.30%) Lua
19 19 (1.30%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 480 (32.85%) Degree
2 205 (14.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 77 (5.27%) Security Cleared
4 67 (4.59%) PhD
5 37 (2.53%) SC Cleared
6 31 (2.12%) DV Cleared
7 20 (1.37%) Master's Degree
8 6 (0.41%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.068%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.068%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (0.068%) HND
9 1 (0.068%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.068%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (3.08%) QA
2 20 (1.37%) ISO 9001
3 11 (0.75%) ECSS
4 10 (0.68%) MISRA
5 9 (0.62%) MISRA C
6 2 (0.14%) DO-178B
6 2 (0.14%) ISO 13485
6 2 (0.14%) TickIT
7 1 (0.068%) DICOM
7 1 (0.068%) GCP
7 1 (0.068%) HL7
7 1 (0.068%) IEC 61131
7 1 (0.068%) IEC 62304
7 1 (0.068%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.068%) JTAG
7 1 (0.068%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 68 (4.65%) Docker
2 45 (3.08%) Firmware
3 14 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (0.89%) Active Directory
5 11 (0.75%) HDFS
6 7 (0.48%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.14%) vSphere
8 1 (0.068%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.068%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.068%) NFS
8 1 (0.068%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 31 (2.12%) Kubernetes
2 11 (0.75%) Puppet
3 10 (0.68%) Ansible
4 6 (0.41%) Mesos
4 6 (0.41%) Oozie
5 4 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.27%) Terraform
6 1 (0.068%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.068%) Packer
6 1 (0.068%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 133 (9.10%) Microsoft
2 53 (3.63%) Sophos
3 43 (2.94%) Oracle
4 35 (2.40%) Cisco
5 29 (1.98%) VMware
6 22 (1.51%) Google
7 11 (0.75%) SAP
8 9 (0.62%) Atmel
9 8 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (0.48%) Atlassian
10 7 (0.48%) HP
11 6 (0.41%) Xamarin
12 5 (0.34%) F5
12 5 (0.34%) Zend
13 4 (0.27%) IBM
14 3 (0.21%) MicroStrategy
14 3 (0.21%) Siemens
15 2 (0.14%) EMC
15 2 (0.14%) Talend
15 2 (0.14%) Twitter