Period
to 23 April 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 23 April 2019.

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 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 40 61 95
Rank change year-on-year +21 +34 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 1,497 1,502 952
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.63% 4.74% 3.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.83% 4.90% 3.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1,260 1,273 832
South East median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £66,150 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 25,698 30,679 29,087
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.62% 96.90% 96.93%
Number of salaries quoted 21,123 25,570 24,278
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 £72,500 £68,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% +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 23 April 2019.

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 April 2019. 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
Hampshire +19 614 £45,000 - 75
Thames Valley +14 507 £50,000 - 120
Oxfordshire +12 242 £46,719 -6.56% 51
Berkshire +8 197 £55,000 +10.00% 45
Surrey -20 143 £47,500 -7.32% 44
West Sussex -18 124 £52,500 +16.67% 15
Buckinghamshire +15 67 £45,000 -5.26% 25
East Sussex +10 59 £47,500 +5.56% 8
Kent +35 50 £47,500 +5.56% 18
Middlesex +8 1 - - 3
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 2019, 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 1,461 (97.60%) Software Engineering
2 824 (55.04%) C++
3 653 (43.62%) Java
4 641 (42.82%) C#
5 584 (39.01%) Agile Software Development
6 463 (30.93%) C
7 438 (29.26%) Degree
8 430 (28.72%) Python
9 418 (27.92%) JavaScript
10 384 (25.65%) Computer Science
11 367 (24.52%) Linux
12 346 (23.11%) .NET
13 264 (17.64%) SQL
14 261 (17.43%) Windows
15 247 (16.50%) OO
16 210 (14.03%) Mathematics
17 202 (13.49%) HTML
18 198 (13.23%) Scrum
19 196 (13.09%) CSS
20 189 (12.63%) Git (software)
21 176 (11.76%) AngularJS
21 176 (11.76%) SDLC
22 168 (11.22%) Amazon AWS
22 168 (11.22%) Continuous Integration
23 157 (10.49%) Microsoft Azure
24 150 (10.02%) RESTful
24 150 (10.02%) TDD
25 148 (9.89%) Security Cleared
26 147 (9.82%) Microsoft
27 146 (9.75%) Computer Science Degree

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 37 (2.47%) Apache
2 31 (2.07%) Elasticsearch
3 28 (1.87%) Apache Spark
4 26 (1.74%) Confluence
5 12 (0.80%) Tomcat
6 8 (0.53%) nginx
7 5 (0.33%) CMS
7 5 (0.33%) JBoss
7 5 (0.33%) OpenStack
7 5 (0.33%) Umbraco
8 4 (0.27%) Apache Pig
8 4 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (0.27%) Kentico
8 4 (0.27%) SharePoint
8 4 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
8 4 (0.27%) WordPress
9 3 (0.20%) GlassFish
9 3 (0.20%) WildFly
10 2 (0.13%) SAS
11 1 (0.067%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 7 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.13%) Maple
3 1 (0.067%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.067%) Revit
3 1 (0.067%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (0.27%) Shopify
2 3 (0.20%) Magento
3 1 (0.067%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.067%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 168 (11.22%) Amazon AWS
2 157 (10.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 92 (6.15%) Cloud Computing
4 61 (4.07%) SaaS
5 52 (3.47%) Google Cloud Platform
6 43 (2.87%) npm
7 36 (2.40%) IBM Cloud
8 16 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
8 16 (1.07%) Serverless
9 15 (1.00%) Amazon S3
10 10 (0.67%) GitHub
11 9 (0.60%) Slack
12 7 (0.47%) Force.com
12 7 (0.47%) OpenShift
13 5 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
14 4 (0.27%) Amazon EMR
14 4 (0.27%) Amazon Kinesis
14 4 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (0.27%) Yarn
15 2 (0.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (2.14%) Network Security
1 32 (2.14%) TCP/IP
2 24 (1.60%) Firewall
3 22 (1.47%) Wireless
4 18 (1.20%) Ethernet
4 18 (1.20%) MQTT
5 17 (1.14%) H.323
6 13 (0.87%) Modbus
6 13 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
7 12 (0.80%) RS-485
7 12 (0.80%) RTP
8 11 (0.73%) Bluetooth
8 11 (0.73%) GSM
8 11 (0.73%) Skype
9 10 (0.67%) AMQP
9 10 (0.67%) Link 16
9 10 (0.67%) Link 22
9 10 (0.67%) SSH
9 10 (0.67%) Tactical Data Link
10 9 (0.60%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (7.01%) SQL Server
2 90 (6.01%) Hadoop
3 78 (5.21%) NoSQL
4 71 (4.74%) MySQL
5 53 (3.54%) Relational Database
6 50 (3.34%) MongoDB
7 46 (3.07%) PostgreSQL
8 44 (2.94%) Big Data
9 33 (2.20%) Apache Cassandra
10 18 (1.20%) Redis
11 12 (0.80%) Amazon RDS
12 8 (0.53%) GIS
12 8 (0.53%) RDBMS
13 6 (0.40%) Apache Hive
14 5 (0.33%) Geospatial Data
14 5 (0.33%) MariaDB
15 4 (0.27%) Amazon Athena
15 4 (0.27%) BusinessObjects
15 4 (0.27%) HBase
16 3 (0.20%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 189 (12.63%) Git (software)
2 108 (7.21%) Jenkins
3 97 (6.48%) JIRA
4 84 (5.61%) Visual Studio
5 66 (4.41%) Maven
6 54 (3.61%) Subversion
7 42 (2.81%) webpack
8 40 (2.67%) Babel
9 38 (2.54%) gulp
10 37 (2.47%) Eclipse
11 31 (2.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 28 (1.87%) Selenium
13 25 (1.67%) JUnit
14 24 (1.60%) JIRA Agile
15 19 (1.27%) Bitbucket
16 18 (1.20%) Cucumber
17 13 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
18 12 (0.80%) CruiseControl
18 12 (0.80%) Hudson
18 12 (0.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 93 (6.21%) Military
2 85 (5.68%) Electronics
3 62 (4.14%) Aerospace
4 61 (4.07%) Finance
5 57 (3.81%) Telecoms
6 51 (3.41%) Marketing
7 37 (2.47%) Manufacturing
8 34 (2.27%) Legal
9 33 (2.20%) Retail
10 14 (0.94%) Games
11 13 (0.87%) Automotive
11 13 (0.87%) Avionics
12 5 (0.33%) Advertising
12 5 (0.33%) German Language
12 5 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.27%) Banking
13 4 (0.27%) French Language
13 4 (0.27%) Law
14 3 (0.20%) Italian Language
14 3 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 346 (23.11%) .NET
2 202 (13.49%) HTML
3 196 (13.09%) CSS
4 176 (11.76%) AngularJS
5 150 (10.02%) RESTful
6 130 (8.68%) ASP.NET
7 91 (6.08%) Node.js
8 90 (6.01%) WPF
9 82 (5.48%) .NET Framework
10 79 (5.28%) React
11 77 (5.14%) Spring
12 72 (4.81%) HTML5
13 70 (4.68%) STL
14 69 (4.61%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 65 (4.34%) Qt
16 64 (4.28%) Kafka
17 55 (3.67%) Web Services
18 51 (3.41%) XML
19 47 (3.14%) JSF
20 46 (3.07%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 99 (6.61%) Algorithms
2 77 (5.14%) Greenfield Project
3 69 (4.61%) Self-Motivation
4 59 (3.94%) Device Driver
5 53 (3.54%) Analytical Skills
6 41 (2.74%) User Experience
7 34 (2.27%) Embedded Systems
8 27 (1.80%) Video on Demand
9 21 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
9 21 (1.40%) Mobile App
10 19 (1.27%) 3D Graphics
10 19 (1.27%) Data Structures
11 18 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
12 16 (1.07%) Client/Server
13 15 (1.00%) CAN bus
13 15 (1.00%) Fintech
14 13 (0.87%) Life Science
14 13 (0.87%) Robotics
15 11 (0.73%) Cloud Native
16 6 (0.40%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 367 (24.52%) Linux
2 261 (17.43%) Windows
3 97 (6.48%) Android
4 63 (4.21%) Unix
5 52 (3.47%) Apple iOS
6 29 (1.94%) Embedded Linux
7 26 (1.74%) Mac OS X
8 12 (0.80%) VxWorks
9 10 (0.67%) Debian
9 10 (0.67%) FreeRTOS
10 9 (0.60%) Ubuntu
11 8 (0.53%) CentOS
11 8 (0.53%) Robot Operating System
12 5 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.13%) Windows Server
14 1 (0.067%) uClinux
14 1 (0.067%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,461 (97.60%) Software Engineering
2 584 (39.01%) Agile Software Development
3 384 (25.65%) Computer Science
4 247 (16.50%) OO
5 210 (14.03%) Mathematics
6 198 (13.23%) Scrum
7 176 (11.76%) SDLC
8 168 (11.22%) Continuous Integration
9 150 (10.02%) TDD
10 144 (9.62%) Test Automation
11 131 (8.75%) Unit Testing
12 126 (8.42%) Machine Learning
13 119 (7.95%) Artificial Intelligence
14 117 (7.82%) MVC
15 113 (7.55%) UML
16 108 (7.21%) Customer Requirements
17 106 (7.08%) Problem-Solving
18 98 (6.55%) OOP
19 97 (6.48%) Microservices
20 93 (6.21%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 824 (55.04%) C++
2 653 (43.62%) Java
3 641 (42.82%) C#
4 463 (30.93%) C
5 430 (28.72%) Python
6 418 (27.92%) JavaScript
7 264 (17.64%) SQL
8 73 (4.88%) Bash Shell
9 67 (4.48%) Objective-C
10 56 (3.74%) Java 8
11 54 (3.61%) MATLAB
11 54 (3.61%) TypeScript
12 47 (3.14%) Ada
12 47 (3.14%) Ruby
13 42 (2.81%) Ada 95
14 41 (2.74%) Go
15 38 (2.54%) PHP
16 33 (2.20%) Embedded C
17 30 (2.00%) Assembly Language
18 26 (1.74%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 438 (29.26%) Degree
2 148 (9.89%) Security Cleared
3 146 (9.75%) Computer Science Degree
4 111 (7.41%) SC Cleared
5 55 (3.67%) DV Cleared
6 43 (2.87%) BPSS Clearance
7 37 (2.47%) PhD
8 13 (0.87%) Numerate Degree
9 11 (0.73%) AWS Certification
10 8 (0.53%) HND
11 7 (0.47%) DBS Check
12 5 (0.33%) Chartered Engineer
12 5 (0.33%) HNC
12 5 (0.33%) MPhil
13 4 (0.27%) Master's Degree
14 1 (0.067%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (1.67%) DICOM
2 14 (0.94%) JTAG
3 9 (0.60%) QA
4 6 (0.40%) DO-178B
4 6 (0.40%) DO-254
5 3 (0.20%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (0.13%) GDPR
6 2 (0.13%) MISRA
6 2 (0.13%) MISRA C
7 1 (0.067%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.067%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.067%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.067%) ISO 26262
7 1 (0.067%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 111 (7.41%) Docker
2 35 (2.34%) Firmware
3 24 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 46 (3.07%) Ansible
2 43 (2.87%) Puppet
3 41 (2.74%) Opscode Chef
4 29 (1.94%) Kubernetes
5 6 (0.40%) Terraform
6 5 (0.33%) Ambari
6 5 (0.33%) Kibana
6 5 (0.33%) Marathon
6 5 (0.33%) Mesos
6 5 (0.33%) PTC Integrity
6 5 (0.33%) SELinux
7 3 (0.20%) Nagios
8 1 (0.067%) systemd
Vendors
1 147 (9.82%) Microsoft
2 83 (5.54%) Google
3 44 (2.94%) Oracle
4 36 (2.40%) IBM
5 25 (1.67%) Atlassian
6 24 (1.60%) VMware
7 14 (0.94%) Cisco
8 11 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
9 9 (0.60%) SAP
10 7 (0.47%) Xamarin
11 6 (0.40%) Freescale
12 5 (0.33%) Cypress Semiconductor
12 5 (0.33%) Perforce
12 5 (0.33%) PTC
13 4 (0.27%) Informatica
13 4 (0.27%) Sitecore
13 4 (0.27%) Tableau
13 4 (0.27%) Teradata
14 3 (0.20%) Facebook
14 3 (0.20%) Splunk