Period
to 26 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 26 September 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 81 75
Rank change year-on-year +22 -6 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 1,368 1,035 1,315
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.62% 3.54% 3.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.79% 3.66% 3.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1,163 886 1,246
South East median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +3.45%

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 28,568 28,263 34,803
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.58% 96.74% 97.11%
Number of salaries quoted 23,770 23,547 29,397
South East median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.44% - +4.23%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,150 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +32 570 £52,500 +10.53% 121
Hampshire +38 415 £45,000 - 58
Berkshire +35 296 £52,500 +5.00% 37
Oxfordshire +14 228 £55,000 +15.79% 73
Surrey +32 180 £50,000 +11.11% 45
West Sussex -4 94 £45,000 - 13
East Sussex -12 65 £45,000 - 22
Buckinghamshire -36 46 £50,000 +5.26% 11
Kent +6 42 £47,500 +13.10% 21
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 1,337 (97.73%) Software Engineering
2 670 (48.98%) C++
3 587 (42.91%) C#
4 521 (38.08%) Agile Software Development
5 451 (32.97%) Java
6 403 (29.46%) C
7 388 (28.36%) Degree
8 377 (27.56%) JavaScript
9 340 (24.85%) Linux
10 337 (24.63%) .NET
11 335 (24.49%) Python
12 319 (23.32%) SQL
13 302 (22.08%) Computer Science
14 283 (20.69%) OO
15 245 (17.91%) Windows
16 234 (17.11%) TDD
17 224 (16.37%) AngularJS
18 221 (16.15%) HTML
19 214 (15.64%) Microsoft
20 181 (13.23%) Unit Testing
21 168 (12.28%) Scrum
22 167 (12.21%) Microsoft Azure
23 164 (11.99%) Mathematics
24 162 (11.84%) Git (software)
25 160 (11.70%) CSS
26 158 (11.55%) Test Automation
26 158 (11.55%) SDLC
27 148 (10.82%) Multithreading
27 148 (10.82%) SQL Server
28 146 (10.67%) Continuous Integration

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 28 (2.05%) Elasticsearch
2 19 (1.39%) Apache Spark
3 18 (1.32%) OpenStack
4 15 (1.10%) Apache
5 13 (0.95%) JBoss
6 7 (0.51%) IIS
7 5 (0.37%) Confluence
7 5 (0.37%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (0.29%) CMS
9 3 (0.22%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.22%) EPiServer
9 3 (0.22%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.15%) Drupal
10 2 (0.15%) Hubot
10 2 (0.15%) WildFly
11 1 (0.073%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.073%) IPython
11 1 (0.073%) NServiceBus
11 1 (0.073%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (0.37%) MS Visio
2 4 (0.29%) Doxygen
2 4 (0.29%) Simulink
3 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.073%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 167 (12.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 117 (8.55%) Amazon AWS
3 40 (2.92%) SaaS
4 25 (1.83%) GitHub
5 22 (1.61%) Google Cloud Platform
6 10 (0.73%) OpenShift
6 10 (0.73%) Serverless
7 8 (0.58%) Google Analytics
8 6 (0.44%) PaaS
9 5 (0.37%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 5 (0.37%) Amazon SQS
9 5 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (0.37%) Azure Functions
9 5 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.22%) Google Play
11 2 (0.15%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.15%) Office 365
12 1 (0.073%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.073%) npm
12 1 (0.073%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 32 (2.34%) Network Security
2 30 (2.19%) Internet
3 27 (1.97%) TCP/IP
4 23 (1.68%) RS-232
5 20 (1.46%) Ethernet
6 18 (1.32%) AMQP
7 16 (1.17%) HTTP
8 14 (1.02%) RS-485
8 14 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
9 12 (0.88%) RTP
10 10 (0.73%) LTE
10 10 (0.73%) RS-422
10 10 (0.73%) UMTS
11 8 (0.58%) Bluetooth
11 8 (0.58%) SNMP
12 7 (0.51%) VoIP
13 6 (0.44%) WiMAX
14 5 (0.37%) DNS
14 5 (0.37%) Wireless
15 4 (0.29%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (10.82%) SQL Server
2 94 (6.87%) Relational Database
3 89 (6.51%) NoSQL
4 69 (5.04%) MySQL
5 46 (3.36%) RDBMS
6 41 (3.00%) Big Data
7 29 (2.12%) MongoDB
8 24 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
8 24 (1.75%) Hadoop
9 17 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
10 13 (0.95%) Neo4j
10 13 (0.95%) Redis
11 9 (0.66%) Apache Hive
12 8 (0.58%) HBase
12 8 (0.58%) SQL Server 2016
12 8 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 7 (0.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 6 (0.44%) Cosmos DB
14 6 (0.44%) Impala
14 6 (0.44%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 162 (11.84%) Git (software)
2 142 (10.38%) Visual Studio
3 75 (5.48%) Subversion
4 71 (5.19%) Jenkins
5 43 (3.14%) JIRA
6 37 (2.70%) Selenium
7 25 (1.83%) Cucumber
7 25 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
8 23 (1.68%) JUnit
9 20 (1.46%) Maven
10 17 (1.24%) NUnit
11 15 (1.10%) Bugzilla
12 14 (1.02%) Gradle
13 13 (0.95%) Bitbucket
13 13 (0.95%) LabVIEW
14 12 (0.88%) Eclipse
14 12 (0.88%) SpecFlow
14 12 (0.88%) Vagrant
15 11 (0.80%) MSTest
15 11 (0.80%) Ranorex
General
1 78 (5.70%) Finance
2 76 (5.56%) Electronics
3 59 (4.31%) Marketing
4 58 (4.24%) Manufacturing
5 54 (3.95%) Aerospace
6 48 (3.51%) Telecoms
7 34 (2.49%) Automotive
8 24 (1.75%) Military
9 18 (1.32%) Games
9 18 (1.32%) Retail
10 10 (0.73%) Advertising
10 10 (0.73%) Avionics
11 9 (0.66%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.51%) Banking
13 6 (0.44%) Law
14 5 (0.37%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.15%) Publishing
16 1 (0.073%) Back Office
16 1 (0.073%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 337 (24.63%) .NET
2 224 (16.37%) AngularJS
3 221 (16.15%) HTML
4 160 (11.70%) CSS
5 139 (10.16%) ASP.NET
6 125 (9.14%) Web Services
7 118 (8.63%) REST
8 112 (8.19%) STL
8 112 (8.19%) WPF
9 99 (7.24%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 99 (7.24%) HTML5
10 94 (6.87%) .NET Framework
11 89 (6.51%) React
12 85 (6.21%) Spring
13 77 (5.63%) WCF
14 73 (5.34%) RESTful
15 69 (5.04%) MFC
16 61 (4.46%) Django
17 55 (4.02%) ASP.NET MVC
18 54 (3.95%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 302 (22.08%) Computer Science
2 89 (6.51%) Algorithms
3 64 (4.68%) User Experience
4 58 (4.24%) Embedded Systems
5 50 (3.65%) Self-Motivation
6 44 (3.22%) Mobile App
7 38 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
8 30 (2.19%) Device Driver
9 27 (1.97%) Social Media
10 24 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
11 22 (1.61%) Robotics
12 20 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
12 20 (1.46%) N-Tier
13 17 (1.24%) Data Structures
14 16 (1.17%) Life Science
15 12 (0.88%) CAN bus
15 12 (0.88%) Client/Server
15 12 (0.88%) Video on Demand
16 11 (0.80%) Public Cloud
17 9 (0.66%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 340 (24.85%) Linux
2 245 (17.91%) Windows
3 56 (4.09%) Unix
4 46 (3.36%) Android
5 32 (2.34%) Apple iOS
5 32 (2.34%) Embedded Linux
6 26 (1.90%) Mac OS X
7 10 (0.73%) VxWorks
8 7 (0.51%) Mac OS
9 6 (0.44%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.37%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.22%) CentOS
11 3 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.15%) Solaris
12 2 (0.15%) ThreadX
12 2 (0.15%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 2 (0.15%) Windows Server
13 1 (0.073%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.073%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.073%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,337 (97.73%) Software Engineering
2 521 (38.08%) Agile Software Development
3 283 (20.69%) OO
4 234 (17.11%) TDD
5 181 (13.23%) Unit Testing
6 168 (12.28%) Scrum
7 164 (11.99%) Mathematics
8 158 (11.55%) SDLC
8 158 (11.55%) Test Automation
9 148 (10.82%) Multithreading
10 146 (10.67%) Continuous Integration
11 125 (9.14%) Microservices
12 119 (8.70%) MVC
12 119 (8.70%) OOD
13 108 (7.89%) UML
14 101 (7.38%) OOP
15 98 (7.16%) Machine Learning
16 91 (6.65%) Artificial Intelligence
17 87 (6.36%) Mentoring
18 83 (6.07%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 670 (48.98%) C++
2 587 (42.91%) C#
3 451 (32.97%) Java
4 403 (29.46%) C
5 377 (27.56%) JavaScript
6 335 (24.49%) Python
7 319 (23.32%) SQL
8 58 (4.24%) Embedded C
9 56 (4.09%) Go
10 55 (4.02%) Java 8
11 51 (3.73%) PHP
12 48 (3.51%) Embedded C++
13 44 (3.22%) Bash Shell
14 27 (1.97%) T-SQL
15 26 (1.90%) Ruby
16 25 (1.83%) TypeScript
17 18 (1.32%) Ada
17 18 (1.32%) Lua
17 18 (1.32%) Scala
17 18 (1.32%) XAML
Qualifications
1 388 (28.36%) Degree
2 130 (9.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 124 (9.06%) Security Cleared
4 64 (4.68%) DV Cleared
5 58 (4.24%) PhD
6 50 (3.65%) SC Cleared
7 27 (1.97%) MPhil
8 11 (0.80%) HND
9 10 (0.73%) HNC
10 7 (0.51%) Master's Degree
11 6 (0.44%) Numerate Degree
12 3 (0.22%) ISEB
12 3 (0.22%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (2.78%) QA
2 26 (1.90%) ISO 9001
3 16 (1.17%) MISRA
4 9 (0.66%) MISRA C
5 4 (0.29%) DICOM
6 3 (0.22%) JTAG
6 3 (0.22%) PA-DSS
6 3 (0.22%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.15%) ECSS
7 2 (0.15%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 56 (4.09%) Firmware
2 52 (3.80%) Docker
3 11 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.37%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.15%) HDFS
6 1 (0.073%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.073%) Postfix
6 1 (0.073%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.073%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.073%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 30 (2.19%) Ansible
2 26 (1.90%) Kubernetes
3 12 (0.88%) Terraform
4 4 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.22%) Puppet
6 1 (0.073%) Marathon
6 1 (0.073%) Mesos
6 1 (0.073%) Salt
6 1 (0.073%) WMI
Vendors
1 214 (15.64%) Microsoft
2 54 (3.95%) Google
3 33 (2.41%) Sun
4 29 (2.12%) Oracle
5 21 (1.54%) VMware
6 13 (0.95%) SAP
7 8 (0.58%) Assembla
8 6 (0.44%) Atlassian
8 6 (0.44%) Cloudera
8 6 (0.44%) Xceptor
9 5 (0.37%) Birst
9 5 (0.37%) Red Hat
10 4 (0.29%) Xamarin
11 3 (0.22%) Apple
11 3 (0.22%) QNX
11 3 (0.22%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.22%) Samsung
11 3 (0.22%) Yahoo!
12 2 (0.15%) Advent
12 2 (0.15%) Wonderware