Software Engineer Jobs in the South East

Software Engineer
England > South East

The median Software Engineer salary in the South East is £55,000 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 23 April 2024.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
23 Apr 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 35 71 37
Rank change year-on-year +36 -34 +44
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 877 627 1,456
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 5.28% 4.12% 7.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.63% 4.55% 7.68%
Number of salaries quoted 643 382 686
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £33,188
25th Percentile £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £62,500 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year -12.00% +8.70% +15.00%
75th Percentile £66,250 £76,250 £71,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -14.29% +7.69% +13.04%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
South East

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.

Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15,586 13,785 18,947
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 93.91% 90.64% 96.38%
Number of salaries quoted 11,307 8,641 12,626
10th Percentile £27,500 £29,750 £30,000
25th Percentile £35,750 £39,750 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £65,000 £71,250 £70,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £85,000 £82,500
England median annual salary £54,000 £60,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -10.74% +0.83% +9.09%

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 23 April 2024.

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 2024. 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
Thames Valley +49 342 £54,500 -12.80% 79
Hampshire +17 291 £55,000 -8.33% 45
Berkshire +70 163 £58,000 -22.67% 25
Surrey +5 145 £60,000 -4.00% 31
Oxfordshire +44 104 £51,020 -14.97% 38
Buckinghamshire -13 75 £52,501 +0.00% 16
Kent +35 51 £55,000 - 12
Sussex - 18 £40,000 -
East Sussex -2 15 £42,500 -32.00% 1
West Sussex +28 13 £46,000 -23.33% 10
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 2024, Software Engineer job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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.

1 871 (99.32%) Software Engineering
2 277 (31.58%) Degree
3 267 (30.44%) C
4 256 (29.19%) C++
5 255 (29.08%) Python
6 217 (24.74%) Linux
7 198 (22.58%) C#
7 198 (22.58%) Agile
8 161 (18.36%) .NET
9 159 (18.13%) Security Cleared
10 154 (17.56%) Computer Science
11 153 (17.45%) JavaScript
12 139 (15.85%) Windows
13 136 (15.51%) Azure
14 135 (15.39%) SC Cleared
15 133 (15.17%) Electronics
16 131 (14.94%) Problem-Solving
17 130 (14.82%) Java
18 113 (12.88%) Mathematics
19 111 (12.66%) Social Skills
20 108 (12.31%) AWS
21 105 (11.97%) Computer Science Degree
22 104 (11.86%) Algorithms
23 103 (11.74%) DevOps
24 100 (11.40%) React
25 92 (10.49%) Git
26 85 (9.69%) Artificial Intelligence
27 83 (9.46%) Actionable Insight
28 82 (9.35%) SQL
29 71 (8.10%) Mentoring

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 29 (3.31%) ArcGIS
1 29 (3.31%) GeoServer
2 18 (2.05%) Apache
3 17 (1.94%) Confluence
4 6 (0.68%) nginx
4 6 (0.68%) OpenStack
5 4 (0.46%) JBoss
6 2 (0.23%) Red Hat Fuse
6 2 (0.23%) WordPress
7 1 (0.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 52 (5.93%) Simulink
2 25 (2.85%) Stateflow
3 7 (0.80%) CANalyzer
4 5 (0.57%) Doxygen
5 2 (0.23%) TargetLink
6 1 (0.11%) GNU Octave
6 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (0.91%) Siebel CRM
2 7 (0.80%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.34%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 136 (15.51%) Azure
2 108 (12.31%) AWS
3 31 (3.53%) SaaS
4 20 (2.28%) GCP
5 18 (2.05%) GitHub
6 15 (1.71%) Azure DevOps
7 10 (1.14%) Serverless
8 8 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (0.80%) GitHub Actions
10 6 (0.68%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 6 (0.68%) IaaS
11 5 (0.57%) Datadog
12 4 (0.46%) Power Platform
13 2 (0.23%) AWS IoT
13 2 (0.23%) Azure Service Bus
13 2 (0.23%) Power Automate
13 2 (0.23%) PowerApps
14 1 (0.11%) Azure AKS
14 1 (0.11%) Google Container Engine
14 1 (0.11%) Google Kubernetes Engine
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.94%) Wireless
2 14 (1.60%) J1939
3 13 (1.48%) TCP/IP
4 8 (0.91%) Ethernet
4 8 (0.91%) RS-485
5 7 (0.80%) Internet
6 5 (0.57%) Bluetooth
6 5 (0.57%) GPRS
7 4 (0.46%) RS-232
8 3 (0.34%) 5G
8 3 (0.34%) Wireshark
9 2 (0.23%) 3GPP
9 2 (0.23%) Modbus
10 1 (0.11%) MQTT
10 1 (0.11%) Network Security
10 1 (0.11%) SNMP
10 1 (0.11%) SpaceWire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (5.25%) PostgreSQL
2 38 (4.33%) GIS
3 29 (3.31%) QGIS
4 25 (2.85%) SQL Server
5 21 (2.39%) MySQL
6 18 (2.05%) NoSQL
7 10 (1.14%) Relational Database
8 8 (0.91%) Redis
9 7 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (0.68%) Azure SQL Database
10 6 (0.68%) CouchDB
11 5 (0.57%) Oracle Database
12 4 (0.46%) MongoDB
12 4 (0.46%) Power BI
13 3 (0.34%) RDBMS
14 2 (0.23%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 92 (10.49%) Git
2 42 (4.79%) JIRA
3 36 (4.10%) Subversion
4 28 (3.19%) Visual Studio
5 24 (2.74%) CMake
6 21 (2.39%) ClearCase
6 21 (2.39%) Plastic SCM
7 15 (1.71%) Jenkins
8 14 (1.60%) ClearQuest
9 10 (1.14%) Bitbucket
9 10 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (1.14%) Vagrant
10 9 (1.03%) GitLab
11 8 (0.91%) Gradle
12 7 (0.80%) TestRail
13 6 (0.68%) Robot Framework
14 3 (0.34%) Eclipse
14 3 (0.34%) GDB
14 3 (0.34%) JDeveloper
15 2 (0.23%) IntelliJ
General
1 133 (15.17%) Electronics
2 111 (12.66%) Social Skills
3 53 (6.04%) Military
4 49 (5.59%) Manufacturing
5 43 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
6 38 (4.33%) Finance
7 34 (3.88%) Automotive
8 32 (3.65%) Aerospace
9 22 (2.51%) Tech for Good
10 18 (2.05%) Public Sector
11 13 (1.48%) Telecoms
12 12 (1.37%) Retail
13 11 (1.25%) Aviation
13 11 (1.25%) Marketing
14 9 (1.03%) Health Technology
14 9 (1.03%) Law
15 7 (0.80%) Organisational Skills
16 6 (0.68%) Documentation Skills
16 6 (0.68%) Legal
17 5 (0.57%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (18.36%) .NET
2 100 (11.40%) React
3 60 (6.84%) AngularJS
4 58 (6.61%) .NET Core
5 44 (5.02%) CSS
6 42 (4.79%) Qt
7 34 (3.88%) WPF
8 33 (3.76%) HTML
9 31 (3.53%) ASP.NET
10 29 (3.31%) Leaflet
10 29 (3.31%) OpenLayers
10 29 (3.31%) PostGIS
11 28 (3.19%) Spring
12 27 (3.08%) STL
13 25 (2.85%) Vue
14 23 (2.62%) XML
15 18 (2.05%) MFC
16 16 (1.82%) .NET Framework
16 16 (1.82%) Blazor
16 16 (1.82%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 104 (11.86%) Algorithms
2 58 (6.61%) Embedded Systems
3 57 (6.50%) IoT
4 30 (3.42%) Greenfield Project
5 23 (2.62%) Device Driver
6 22 (2.51%) Mobile App
7 21 (2.39%) Analogue Electronics
7 21 (2.39%) Satnav
8 20 (2.28%) Legacy Applications
9 19 (2.17%) Robotics
10 17 (1.94%) Distributed Systems
10 17 (1.94%) FPGA
10 17 (1.94%) Raspberry Pi
11 14 (1.60%) Acoustics
11 14 (1.60%) Renewable Energy
11 14 (1.60%) VHDL
12 13 (1.48%) Analytical Mindset
13 11 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
14 10 (1.14%) Life Science
15 9 (1.03%) Arduino
Operating Systems
1 217 (24.74%) Linux
2 139 (15.85%) Windows
3 46 (5.25%) Embedded Linux
4 27 (3.08%) Ubuntu
5 18 (2.05%) Android
6 14 (1.60%) CentOS
7 13 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (1.14%) Windows 10
9 7 (0.80%) Unix
10 5 (0.57%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.23%) Rocky
12 1 (0.11%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 871 (99.32%) Software Engineering
2 198 (22.58%) Agile
3 154 (17.56%) Computer Science
4 131 (14.94%) Problem-Solving
5 113 (12.88%) Mathematics
6 103 (11.74%) DevOps
7 85 (9.69%) Artificial Intelligence
8 83 (9.46%) Actionable Insight
9 71 (8.10%) Mentoring
10 64 (7.30%) Full Stack Development
11 55 (6.27%) Physics
12 52 (5.93%) SDLC
13 50 (5.70%) Machine Learning
13 50 (5.70%) Software Testing
14 49 (5.59%) Test Automation
15 48 (5.47%) Web Development
16 45 (5.13%) OO
16 45 (5.13%) Signal Processing
16 45 (5.13%) Technical Leadership
17 43 (4.90%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 267 (30.44%) C
2 256 (29.19%) C++
3 255 (29.08%) Python
4 198 (22.58%) C#
5 153 (17.45%) JavaScript
6 130 (14.82%) Java
7 82 (9.35%) SQL
8 41 (4.68%) MATLAB
9 40 (4.56%) Embedded C
10 36 (4.10%) Bash
11 28 (3.19%) TypeScript
12 25 (2.85%) Go
13 20 (2.28%) Perl
14 16 (1.82%) Haskell
14 16 (1.82%) Kotlin
15 15 (1.71%) Ruby
15 15 (1.71%) T-SQL
16 14 (1.60%) Fortran
17 13 (1.48%) PowerShell
18 11 (1.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 277 (31.58%) Degree
2 159 (18.13%) Security Cleared
3 135 (15.39%) SC Cleared
4 105 (11.97%) Computer Science Degree
5 45 (5.13%) Master's Degree
6 41 (4.68%) PhD
7 14 (1.60%) DV Cleared
8 11 (1.25%) HND
9 2 (0.23%) Azure Certification
9 2 (0.23%) Chartered Engineer
9 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.11%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.99%) QA
2 23 (2.62%) Software Quality Assurance
3 22 (2.51%) MISRA
4 15 (1.71%) ISO 26262
5 14 (1.60%) Automotive SPICE
5 14 (1.60%) AUTOSAR
6 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 12207
7 1 (0.11%) GDPR
7 1 (0.11%) IEC 62304
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.11%) JTAG
System Software
1 46 (5.25%) Docker
2 38 (4.33%) Firmware
3 33 (3.76%) Embedded Firmware
4 6 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.34%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 25 (2.85%) Terraform
2 20 (2.28%) Kubernetes
3 15 (1.71%) Ansible
4 5 (0.57%) SELinux
5 2 (0.23%) Functional Safety
Vendors
1 53 (6.04%) Microsoft
2 30 (3.42%) ESRI
3 21 (2.39%) IBM
3 21 (2.39%) Lauterbach
4 15 (1.71%) Atlassian
5 14 (1.60%) Oracle
6 11 (1.25%) SAP
7 10 (1.14%) Xilinx
8 9 (1.03%) Google
9 8 (0.91%) Siebel
9 8 (0.91%) Siemens
10 6 (0.68%) VMware
11 5 (0.57%) YouTube
12 4 (0.46%) Facebook
12 4 (0.46%) Instagram
12 4 (0.46%) OpenAI
13 3 (0.34%) IFS
13 3 (0.34%) QinetiQ
13 3 (0.34%) Renesas
13 3 (0.34%) ServiceNow