Period
to 24 October 2020

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 48 42 56
Rank change year-on-year -6 +14 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 400 1,340 1,357
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 4.99% 5.29% 4.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.17% 5.51% 4.83%
Number of salaries quoted 347 1,164 1,200
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £34,800 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,925 £70,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £54,417 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.67% +8.83% +2.56%

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 7,735 24,299 28,069
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.46% 95.98% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 6,330 19,879 23,326
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
% 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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +5 212 £55,000 +10.00% 61
Berkshire +32 101 £55,000 - 19
Oxfordshire -5 87 £50,000 +17.65% 25
Hampshire -23 75 £52,500 +16.67% 32
Surrey +14 69 £50,000 -9.09% 17
West Sussex -5 44 £51,250 +7.89% 4
Buckinghamshire +37 24 £57,500 +4.55% 17
East Sussex +41 21 £45,000 -21.74% 7
Kent +16 6 £35,000 -23.91% 6
Middlesex +14 5 £60,000 -
Sussex - 2 £52,500 -
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 394 (98.50%) Software Engineering
2 179 (44.75%) C#
3 155 (38.75%) .NET
4 148 (37.00%) C++
5 141 (35.25%) JavaScript
6 135 (33.75%) Degree
7 133 (33.25%) SQL
8 116 (29.00%) Agile Software Development
9 112 (28.00%) HTML
10 111 (27.75%) Docker
11 110 (27.50%) CSS
12 108 (27.00%) Computer Science
13 104 (26.00%) Linux
14 102 (25.50%) Python
15 97 (24.25%) Microservices
16 92 (23.00%) C
17 79 (19.75%) AngularJS
18 78 (19.50%) Azure
19 73 (18.25%) Windows
20 72 (18.00%) Test Automation
21 71 (17.75%) Mathematics
22 68 (17.00%) .NET Core
23 67 (16.75%) Scrum
24 66 (16.50%) React
25 63 (15.75%) Unit Testing
26 62 (15.50%) DevOps
27 58 (14.50%) Java
28 54 (13.50%) Git (software)
28 54 (13.50%) Computer Science Degree
29 48 (12.00%) Algorithms

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 13 (3.25%) Confluence
2 8 (2.00%) CMS
3 4 (1.00%) Apache
4 2 (0.50%) IIS
4 2 (0.50%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.25%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 5 (1.25%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 78 (19.50%) Azure
2 31 (7.75%) AWS
3 20 (5.00%) SaaS
4 12 (3.00%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (2.75%) GCP
6 8 (2.00%) Veeva
7 7 (1.75%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (1.00%) Azure Functions
8 4 (1.00%) Serverless
9 3 (0.75%) npm
10 2 (0.50%) PaaS
10 2 (0.50%) Yarn
11 1 (0.25%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.25%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.25%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.50%) Network Security
2 10 (2.50%) H.323
2 10 (2.50%) TCP/IP
2 10 (2.50%) Wireless
3 7 (1.75%) 4G
4 6 (1.50%) Ethernet
5 5 (1.25%) 5G
6 4 (1.00%) 3G
6 4 (1.00%) IPv4
6 4 (1.00%) IPv6
6 4 (1.00%) LTE
6 4 (1.00%) Modbus
6 4 (1.00%) Skype
6 4 (1.00%) SNMP
6 4 (1.00%) UMTS
6 4 (1.00%) Unified Communications
7 3 (0.75%) 2G
7 3 (0.75%) SSL
7 3 (0.75%) WiMAX
7 3 (0.75%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (11.25%) SQL Server
2 24 (6.00%) Relational Database
3 20 (5.00%) NoSQL
4 19 (4.75%) Big Data
4 19 (4.75%) MongoDB
5 15 (3.75%) MySQL
6 10 (2.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 5 (1.25%) Hadoop
7 5 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.25%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.75%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.50%) CouchDB
10 2 (0.50%) InfluxDB
10 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.50%) SQLite
11 1 (0.25%) Amazon Aurora
11 1 (0.25%) Blockchain
11 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 54 (13.50%) Git (software)
2 19 (4.75%) Visual Studio
3 16 (4.00%) JIRA
4 13 (3.25%) Eclipse
4 13 (3.25%) Subversion
5 9 (2.25%) Selenium
6 6 (1.50%) Jenkins
6 6 (1.50%) SonarQube
7 4 (1.00%) Maven
7 4 (1.00%) webpack
8 3 (0.75%) Bugzilla
8 3 (0.75%) CruiseControl
8 3 (0.75%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.75%) Gemini Tracker
8 3 (0.75%) gulp
8 3 (0.75%) Hudson
8 3 (0.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (0.50%) GitLab
9 2 (0.50%) Grunt
9 2 (0.50%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 29 (7.25%) Telecoms
2 28 (7.00%) Electronics
3 21 (5.25%) Finance
4 14 (3.50%) Games
4 14 (3.50%) Retail
5 13 (3.25%) Manufacturing
6 8 (2.00%) Public Sector
7 6 (1.50%) Advertising
7 6 (1.50%) Aerospace
8 5 (1.25%) Automotive
9 4 (1.00%) Marketing
9 4 (1.00%) Military
10 2 (0.50%) Law
11 1 (0.25%) Local Government
11 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.25%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (38.75%) .NET
2 112 (28.00%) HTML
3 110 (27.50%) CSS
4 79 (19.75%) AngularJS
5 68 (17.00%) .NET Core
6 66 (16.50%) React
7 45 (11.25%) .NET Framework
8 42 (10.50%) Node.js
9 37 (9.25%) REST
10 27 (6.75%) HTML5
11 24 (6.00%) RabbitMQ
12 23 (5.75%) WinForms
13 21 (5.25%) WPF
14 18 (4.50%) MFC
14 18 (4.50%) WCF
15 16 (4.00%) RESTful
16 15 (3.75%) Kafka
16 15 (3.75%) Qt
17 14 (3.50%) CSS3
17 14 (3.50%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 48 (12.00%) Algorithms
2 31 (7.75%) Greenfield Project
3 26 (6.50%) User Experience
4 20 (5.00%) Embedded Systems
5 16 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (3.25%) Device Driver
7 12 (3.00%) CUDA
7 12 (3.00%) Video Conferencing
8 11 (2.75%) SIMD
9 8 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (2.00%) Mobile App
10 7 (1.75%) Cloud Native
10 7 (1.75%) Reinsurance
11 6 (1.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 6 (1.50%) Self-Motivation
12 5 (1.25%) Over-the-Top Content
13 4 (1.00%) Client/Server
13 4 (1.00%) VHDL
14 3 (0.75%) Verilog
15 2 (0.50%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 104 (26.00%) Linux
2 73 (18.25%) Windows
3 14 (3.50%) Embedded Linux
4 8 (2.00%) Android
5 7 (1.75%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.50%) Unix
7 3 (0.75%) VxWorks
8 2 (0.50%) FreeRTOS
8 2 (0.50%) Robot Operating System
9 1 (0.25%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 394 (98.50%) Software Engineering
2 116 (29.00%) Agile Software Development
3 108 (27.00%) Computer Science
4 97 (24.25%) Microservices
5 72 (18.00%) Test Automation
6 71 (17.75%) Mathematics
7 67 (16.75%) Scrum
8 63 (15.75%) Unit Testing
9 62 (15.50%) DevOps
10 44 (11.00%) Artificial Intelligence
11 43 (10.75%) Multithreading
12 42 (10.50%) Machine Learning
13 37 (9.25%) Continuous Integration
14 36 (9.00%) OO
15 32 (8.00%) OOD
15 32 (8.00%) TDD
16 24 (6.00%) Physics
17 23 (5.75%) MVC
18 22 (5.50%) Signal Processing
18 22 (5.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 179 (44.75%) C#
2 148 (37.00%) C++
3 141 (35.25%) JavaScript
4 133 (33.25%) SQL
5 102 (25.50%) Python
6 92 (23.00%) C
7 58 (14.50%) Java
8 30 (7.50%) TypeScript
9 26 (6.50%) Embedded C
10 24 (6.00%) Go
11 20 (5.00%) MATLAB
12 18 (4.50%) Embedded C++
13 14 (3.50%) R
14 12 (3.00%) T-SQL
15 8 (2.00%) VB.NET
16 6 (1.50%) Ruby
17 5 (1.25%) PHP
17 5 (1.25%) VB
18 3 (0.75%) Scala
18 3 (0.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 135 (33.75%) Degree
2 54 (13.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (4.00%) PhD
4 5 (1.25%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.75%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.50%) BC Cleared
6 2 (0.50%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.50%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.25%) CIW
7 1 (0.25%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (7.25%) QA
2 3 (0.75%) GDPR
3 1 (0.25%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 111 (27.75%) Docker
2 9 (2.25%) Firmware
2 9 (2.25%) Hyper-V
2 9 (2.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.50%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (1.25%) KVM
5 2 (0.50%) iptables
5 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 47 (11.75%) Kubernetes
2 17 (4.25%) Terraform
3 1 (0.25%) Ansible
Vendors
1 18 (4.50%) Microsoft
2 17 (4.25%) VMware
3 11 (2.75%) SAP
4 9 (2.25%) Google
5 8 (2.00%) Oracle
5 8 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (2.00%) Siebel
6 4 (1.00%) QNX
7 3 (0.75%) Intel
8 2 (0.50%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.25%) Blue Prism
9 1 (0.25%) EMC
9 1 (0.25%) InterSystems
9 1 (0.25%) Perforce
9 1 (0.25%) Plumtree
9 1 (0.25%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.25%) Siemens
9 1 (0.25%) Vertica