Period
to 19 January 2022

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 19 January 2022.

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
19 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 37 73 42
Rank change year-on-year +36 -31 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 1,161 401 1,291
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 6.51% 4.04% 5.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.97% 4.20% 5.88%
Number of salaries quoted 625 328 1,089
10th Percentile £34,990 £33,750 £32,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £61,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £69,125 £65,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +13.04% +4.55% +4.76%

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 16,652 9,539 21,972
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.33% 96.22% 95.86%
Number of salaries quoted 11,789 7,777 18,092
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £38,750 £35,602
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,869 £50,000 £48,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.74% +3.09% +2.11%
75th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £73,750 £75,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +1.94%

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 19 January 2022.

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 19 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Hampshire +43 427 £50,000 +11.11% 46
Thames Valley +1 336 £60,000 +9.09% 78
Surrey +47 220 £60,000 +20.00% 38
Berkshire +14 154 £54,500 -3.11% 36
Oxfordshire +5 148 £67,500 +31.71% 35
Kent +5 77 £58,750 +30.56% 8
East Sussex +3 60 £45,000 - 9
Buckinghamshire -40 35 £52,500 -8.70% 7
West Sussex -10 22 £50,000 -4.76% 14
Sussex -2 5 £60,000 +14.29%
Middlesex -7 3 - -
Home Counties - 3 £100,000 -
Isle of Wight - 1 - -
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2022, 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 1,136 (97.85%) Software Engineering
2 590 (50.82%) Agile Software Development
3 422 (36.35%) Degree
4 416 (35.83%) C#
5 395 (34.02%) C++
6 383 (32.99%) Computer Science
7 382 (32.90%) Java
8 373 (32.13%) Python
9 357 (30.75%) JavaScript
10 343 (29.54%) Git (software)
11 320 (27.56%) C
12 319 (27.48%) DevOps
13 314 (27.05%) CI/CD
14 311 (26.79%) Linux
15 277 (23.86%) Docker
16 274 (23.60%) AWS
17 258 (22.22%) Test Automation
18 251 (21.62%) Azure
19 250 (21.53%) Full Stack Development
20 234 (20.16%) React
21 216 (18.60%) CSS
22 204 (17.57%) TDD
23 196 (16.88%) Microservices
24 189 (16.28%) Jenkins
25 188 (16.19%) SQL
26 186 (16.02%) .NET
27 184 (15.85%) Software Testing
28 183 (15.76%) Social Skills
29 180 (15.50%) Scrum
30 173 (14.90%) 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 60 (5.17%) Apache Spark
2 44 (3.79%) Apache
3 43 (3.70%) GemFire
4 26 (2.24%) Elasticsearch
5 24 (2.07%) Confluence
6 15 (1.29%) Cloud Foundry
6 15 (1.29%) GeoServer
7 6 (0.52%) JBoss
7 6 (0.52%) MS Exchange
8 5 (0.43%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.34%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.26%) Tornado
11 2 (0.17%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.17%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.086%) Apache Airflow
12 1 (0.086%) CMS
12 1 (0.086%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 17 (1.46%) Simulink
2 12 (1.03%) Stateflow
3 10 (0.86%) Revit
3 10 (0.86%) SOLIDWORKS
4 5 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (0.43%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
7 2 (0.17%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.086%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (0.78%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.086%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 274 (23.60%) AWS
2 251 (21.62%) Azure
3 165 (14.21%) GitHub
4 107 (9.22%) Serverless
5 102 (8.79%) OpenShift
6 81 (6.98%) GCP
7 78 (6.72%) Amazon Kinesis
8 77 (6.63%) SaaS
9 51 (4.39%) Amazon EKS
10 24 (2.07%) Amazon SQS
11 16 (1.38%) Amazon S3
11 16 (1.38%) npm
12 14 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
12 14 (1.21%) AWS Lambda
13 12 (1.03%) Amazon ECS
13 12 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
13 12 (1.03%) Power Platform
14 9 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
15 8 (0.69%) AWS Fargate
15 8 (0.69%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (3.01%) HTTP
2 23 (1.98%) Kerberos
2 23 (1.98%) TCP/IP
3 13 (1.12%) MQTT
4 12 (1.03%) SNA
5 10 (0.86%) Ethernet
6 8 (0.69%) Wireless
7 7 (0.60%) Modbus
7 7 (0.60%) PPP
7 7 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (0.52%) 3GPP
8 6 (0.52%) H.323
8 6 (0.52%) Software-Defined Radio
9 5 (0.43%) Bluetooth
9 5 (0.43%) IPsec
9 5 (0.43%) SpaceWire
10 3 (0.26%) 3G
10 3 (0.26%) 4G
10 3 (0.26%) RS-485
10 3 (0.26%) Tactical Data Link
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (10.34%) PostgreSQL
2 104 (8.96%) MySQL
2 104 (8.96%) Relational Database
3 88 (7.58%) NoSQL
4 67 (5.77%) Redis
4 67 (5.77%) SQL Server
5 58 (5.00%) Big Data
6 55 (4.74%) HBase
7 53 (4.57%) MariaDB
8 35 (3.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 26 (2.24%) GIS
10 24 (2.07%) SQLite
11 19 (1.64%) MongoDB
12 17 (1.46%) Amazon RDS
13 16 (1.38%) Hadoop
14 15 (1.29%) QGIS
15 12 (1.03%) Power BI
16 10 (0.86%) Couchbase
16 10 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
17 8 (0.69%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 343 (29.54%) Git (software)
2 189 (16.28%) Jenkins
3 69 (5.94%) JIRA
4 61 (5.25%) Cucumber
5 58 (5.00%) Cypress.io
6 57 (4.91%) Storybook
7 53 (4.57%) Visual Studio
8 52 (4.48%) Protractor
9 51 (4.39%) Eclipse
10 48 (4.13%) Artifactory
11 47 (4.05%) Sonatype Nexus
12 46 (3.96%) JUnit
13 43 (3.70%) Gradle
13 43 (3.70%) IntelliJ
14 40 (3.45%) Mockito
14 40 (3.45%) Subversion
15 26 (2.24%) Maven
16 25 (2.15%) Bitbucket
17 24 (2.07%) SonarQube
18 16 (1.38%) Selenium
General
1 183 (15.76%) Social Skills
2 162 (13.95%) Finance
3 124 (10.68%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 100 (8.61%) Banking
5 91 (7.84%) Law
6 51 (4.39%) Electronics
6 51 (4.39%) Telecoms
7 50 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
8 38 (3.27%) Manufacturing
9 29 (2.50%) Marketing
10 22 (1.89%) Back Office
11 18 (1.55%) Automotive
12 17 (1.46%) Aerospace
12 17 (1.46%) Retail
13 16 (1.38%) Fire and Rescue
14 13 (1.12%) Military
14 13 (1.12%) Organisational Skills
14 13 (1.12%) Public Sector
15 12 (1.03%) Presentation Skills
16 11 (0.95%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 234 (20.16%) React
2 216 (18.60%) CSS
3 186 (16.02%) .NET
4 173 (14.90%) Node.js
5 156 (13.44%) AngularJS
6 155 (13.35%) RESTful
7 152 (13.09%) HTML
8 111 (9.56%) JSON
9 98 (8.44%) Web Services
10 92 (7.92%) Kafka
11 91 (7.84%) .NET Core
12 86 (7.41%) RabbitMQ
12 86 (7.41%) Spring
13 78 (6.72%) Redux
13 78 (6.72%) REST
14 72 (6.20%) ASP.NET
15 65 (5.60%) XML
16 61 (5.25%) Express
16 61 (5.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 57 (4.91%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 161 (13.87%) Algorithms
2 140 (12.06%) User Experience
3 83 (7.15%) Cloud Native
4 58 (5.00%) Linux Command Line
5 57 (4.91%) Data Structures
6 56 (4.82%) Embedded Systems
7 46 (3.96%) Self-Motivation
8 44 (3.79%) Greenfield Project
9 27 (2.33%) FPGA
10 25 (2.15%) Photography
11 24 (2.07%) Device Driver
12 23 (1.98%) Cyberattack
12 23 (1.98%) Mobile App
13 22 (1.89%) Renewable Energy
14 20 (1.72%) ASIC
15 17 (1.46%) Cyber Defence
15 17 (1.46%) Robotics
16 16 (1.38%) NHS
17 14 (1.21%) Life Science
18 12 (1.03%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 311 (26.79%) Linux
2 70 (6.03%) Unix
3 69 (5.94%) Windows
4 43 (3.70%) Embedded Linux
5 32 (2.76%) CentOS
6 27 (2.33%) Android
7 23 (1.98%) Ubuntu
8 22 (1.89%) Apple iOS
9 7 (0.60%) Debian
9 7 (0.60%) FreeRTOS
9 7 (0.60%) VxWorks
10 3 (0.26%) ThreadX
10 3 (0.26%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.17%) Robot Operating System
12 1 (0.086%) OpenWrt
12 1 (0.086%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,136 (97.85%) Software Engineering
2 590 (50.82%) Agile Software Development
3 383 (32.99%) Computer Science
4 319 (27.48%) DevOps
5 314 (27.05%) CI/CD
6 258 (22.22%) Test Automation
7 250 (21.53%) Full Stack Development
8 204 (17.57%) TDD
9 196 (16.88%) Microservices
10 184 (15.85%) Software Testing
11 180 (15.50%) Scrum
12 173 (14.90%) Mentoring
13 168 (14.47%) OO
14 146 (12.58%) Multithreading
15 145 (12.49%) Continuous Integration
16 137 (11.80%) Risk Management
17 133 (11.46%) SDLC
18 130 (11.20%) Mathematics
19 120 (10.34%) Problem-Solving
20 117 (10.08%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 416 (35.83%) C#
2 395 (34.02%) C++
3 382 (32.90%) Java
4 373 (32.13%) Python
5 357 (30.75%) JavaScript
6 320 (27.56%) C
7 188 (16.19%) SQL
8 77 (6.63%) Embedded C
9 65 (5.60%) Go
10 59 (5.08%) Groovy
10 59 (5.08%) TypeScript
11 43 (3.70%) Shell Script
12 38 (3.27%) Bash
13 37 (3.19%) MATLAB
14 28 (2.41%) Java 8
15 27 (2.33%) Scala
16 25 (2.15%) Embedded C++
17 23 (1.98%) Kotlin
18 22 (1.89%) PHP
19 16 (1.38%) Perl
Qualifications
1 422 (36.35%) Degree
2 152 (13.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 54 (4.65%) Security Cleared
4 46 (3.96%) OCP
4 46 (3.96%) Oracle Certification
5 39 (3.36%) SC Cleared
6 30 (2.58%) HND
7 15 (1.29%) PhD
8 12 (1.03%) Master's Degree
8 12 (1.03%) Numerate Degree
9 4 (0.34%) HNC
10 3 (0.26%) ISEB
11 2 (0.17%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.086%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.086%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.086%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (6.98%) QA
2 34 (2.93%) ISO 9001
3 19 (1.64%) Accessibility
4 15 (1.29%) ISO 13485
5 14 (1.21%) MISRA
6 12 (1.03%) ISO 26262
7 3 (0.26%) DICOM
8 1 (0.086%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.086%) SLA
System Software
1 277 (23.86%) Docker
2 83 (7.15%) Firmware
3 44 (3.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 43 (3.70%) HDFS
5 5 (0.43%) Active Directory
6 3 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.17%) NFS
7 2 (0.17%) Samba
8 1 (0.086%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.086%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 127 (10.94%) Kubernetes
2 89 (7.67%) Ansible
3 45 (3.88%) Terraform
4 23 (1.98%) Apache Brooklyn
5 22 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (0.86%) Grafana
6 10 (0.86%) Opsview
7 4 (0.34%) Packer
8 1 (0.086%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.086%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.086%) SCCM
Vendors
1 98 (8.44%) Microsoft
2 52 (4.48%) Okta
3 49 (4.22%) VMware
4 29 (2.50%) Google
5 25 (2.15%) Oracle
6 20 (1.72%) Apple
6 20 (1.72%) Xamarin
7 14 (1.21%) Sophos
8 13 (1.12%) Atlassian
9 12 (1.03%) IBM
9 12 (1.03%) Lauterbach
10 10 (0.86%) New Relic
10 10 (0.86%) Rockwell
11 8 (0.69%) Intel
12 5 (0.43%) Adobe
12 5 (0.43%) InterSystems
12 5 (0.43%) NVIDIA
12 5 (0.43%) Red Hat
12 5 (0.43%) SAP
13 4 (0.34%) Siemens