The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 80 96
Rank change year-on-year -11 +16  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 471 715 673
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.14% 3.65% 3.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.26% 3.77% 3.32%
Number of salaries quoted 411 639 596
Median salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.64% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 14461 18972 20242
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.51% 96.73% 97.03%
Number of salaries quoted 12087 16175 16324
Median salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.17% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +10 140 £46,000 +8.23% 22
Berkshire +37 117 £52,500 +10.52% 14
Surrey -1 57 £48,750 +13.37% 9
Oxfordshire -33 54 £56,250 +25.00% 10
West Sussex -19 45 £47,500 +18.75% 5
Buckinghamshire +21 42 £42,500 -5.55% 4
East Sussex -28 11 £50,000 +11.11%
Kent -18 2 £27,500 -26.66% 1
Middlesex - 1 £45,000 -
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 920 (97.46%) Software Engineering
2 546 (57.84%) C++
3 411 (43.54%) Java
4 364 (38.56%) C#
5 337 (35.70%) Agile Software Development
6 308 (32.63%) Linux
7 289 (30.61%) SQL
8 252 (26.69%) JavaScript
9 244 (25.85%) C
10 234 (24.79%) Degree
11 230 (24.36%) Python
12 217 (22.99%) HTML
13 196 (20.76%) TDD
14 192 (20.34%) Windows
15 189 (20.02%) .NET
16 180 (19.07%) Computer Science
17 155 (16.42%) OO
18 152 (16.10%) Scrum
19 151 (16.00%) Multithreading
20 144 (15.25%) Microsoft
21 135 (14.30%) CSS
22 126 (13.35%) Visual Studio
23 124 (13.14%) XML
24 111 (11.76%) MVC
25 110 (11.65%) Web Services
26 107 (11.33%) SQL Server
27 106 (11.23%) Git (software)
27 106 (11.23%) NoSQL
28 99 (10.49%) Unit Testing
29 98 (10.38%) MySQL

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 35 (3.71%) Elasticsearch
2 27 (2.86%) JBoss
3 21 (2.22%) Tomcat
4 19 (2.01%) Apache
5 18 (1.91%) Apache Spark
6 16 (1.69%) Apache Solr
7 14 (1.48%) OpenStack
7 14 (1.48%) WebLogic
8 11 (1.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 8 (0.85%) IIS
10 6 (0.64%) Drupal
10 6 (0.64%) WildFly
11 5 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (0.53%) Confluence
12 4 (0.42%) GlassFish
12 4 (0.42%) NServiceBus
13 3 (0.32%) Apache Pig
13 3 (0.32%) MS Exchange
13 3 (0.32%) nginx
14 2 (0.21%) SAS
Applications
1 33 (3.50%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.85%) MS Office
3 5 (0.53%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.11%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 8 (0.85%) Infor M3
2 4 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 49 (5.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (4.98%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (3.39%) SaaS
4 13 (1.38%) GitHub
5 11 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (1.06%) PaaS
7 5 (0.53%) Office 365
8 1 (0.11%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (6.04%) TCP/IP
2 27 (2.86%) HTTP
3 21 (2.22%) Internet
3 21 (2.22%) LDAP
4 20 (2.12%) GSM
5 16 (1.69%) Network Security
6 15 (1.59%) FTP
7 14 (1.48%) DNS
7 14 (1.48%) Kerberos
7 14 (1.48%) RS-232
7 14 (1.48%) Wireless
8 13 (1.38%) RS-485
9 12 (1.27%) Ethernet
9 12 (1.27%) Firewall
10 11 (1.17%) LTE
11 10 (1.06%) Asterisk PBX
11 10 (1.06%) GPRS
11 10 (1.06%) PBX
11 10 (1.06%) RANAP
11 10 (1.06%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (11.33%) SQL Server
2 106 (11.23%) NoSQL
3 98 (10.38%) MySQL
4 66 (6.99%) Big Data
5 64 (6.78%) MongoDB
6 31 (3.28%) Relational Database
7 28 (2.97%) Apache Cassandra
8 23 (2.44%) Hadoop
9 19 (2.01%) Apache Hive
10 16 (1.69%) MariaDB
10 16 (1.69%) Spark SQL
11 13 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
12 9 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
13 8 (0.85%) Blockchain
13 8 (0.85%) Data Lake
14 6 (0.64%) HBase
14 6 (0.64%) RDBMS
15 5 (0.53%) Oracle Database
15 5 (0.53%) Redis
16 4 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 126 (13.35%) Visual Studio
2 106 (11.23%) Git (software)
3 78 (8.26%) Subversion
4 54 (5.72%) Selenium
4 54 (5.72%) Team Foundation Server
5 51 (5.40%) Maven
6 49 (5.19%) Jenkins
7 40 (4.24%) Ant
8 31 (3.28%) JIRA
9 25 (2.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 25 (2.65%) Eclipse
10 24 (2.54%) Cucumber
11 18 (1.91%) QUnit
12 17 (1.80%) WebDriver
13 15 (1.59%) TeamCity
14 14 (1.48%) Appium
14 14 (1.48%) Gradle
14 14 (1.48%) JUnit
14 14 (1.48%) Protractor
15 13 (1.38%) Trac
General
1 70 (7.42%) Electronics
2 55 (5.83%) Finance
3 33 (3.50%) Telecoms
4 26 (2.75%) Military
5 23 (2.44%) Manufacturing
6 11 (1.17%) Advertising
6 11 (1.17%) Aerospace
7 10 (1.06%) Games
8 5 (0.53%) Marketing
9 4 (0.42%) Banking
9 4 (0.42%) Legal
10 3 (0.32%) Automotive
10 3 (0.32%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.21%) Retail
12 1 (0.11%) Avionics
12 1 (0.11%) Billing
12 1 (0.11%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 217 (22.99%) HTML
2 189 (20.02%) .NET
3 135 (14.30%) CSS
4 124 (13.14%) XML
5 110 (11.65%) Web Services
6 90 (9.53%) AngularJS
7 81 (8.58%) .NET Framework
8 79 (8.37%) RESTful
9 78 (8.26%) STL
10 74 (7.84%) SOAP
11 61 (6.46%) Spring
12 60 (6.36%) MFC
12 60 (6.36%) REST
13 59 (6.25%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 59 (6.25%) WPF
14 53 (5.61%) jQuery
15 49 (5.19%) ASP.NET
16 45 (4.77%) HTML5
17 42 (4.45%) JSON
18 40 (4.24%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 180 (19.07%) Computer Science
2 66 (6.99%) Algorithms
3 64 (6.78%) Embedded Systems
4 45 (4.77%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (2.86%) Data Structures
6 26 (2.75%) User Experience
7 20 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
8 16 (1.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 16 (1.69%) Semantic Web
9 14 (1.48%) Contactless
10 13 (1.38%) Mobile App
11 10 (1.06%) Client/Server
12 9 (0.95%) Virtual Team
13 8 (0.85%) Cyber Attack
13 8 (0.85%) Home Automation
13 8 (0.85%) Internet of Things
13 8 (0.85%) Management Information System
13 8 (0.85%) Social Media
14 7 (0.74%) Fintech
14 7 (0.74%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 308 (32.63%) Linux
2 192 (20.34%) Windows
3 78 (8.26%) Unix
4 25 (2.65%) Android
5 22 (2.33%) Embedded Linux
6 16 (1.69%) Apple iOS
7 15 (1.59%) Ubuntu
8 12 (1.27%) Solaris
9 6 (0.64%) VMS
10 5 (0.53%) Mac OS
10 5 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.42%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.42%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.32%) CentOS
12 3 (0.32%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.32%) Windows Server
13 1 (0.11%) FreeBSD
13 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 920 (97.46%) Software Engineering
2 337 (35.70%) Agile Software Development
3 196 (20.76%) TDD
4 155 (16.42%) OO
5 152 (16.10%) Scrum
6 151 (16.00%) Multithreading
7 111 (11.76%) MVC
8 99 (10.49%) Unit Testing
9 86 (9.11%) SDLC
10 83 (8.79%) Mathematics
11 80 (8.47%) Continuous Integration
12 70 (7.42%) Web Development
13 68 (7.20%) OOP
14 61 (6.46%) UML
15 58 (6.14%) Configuration Management
16 56 (5.93%) Open Source
17 54 (5.72%) BDD
18 49 (5.19%) Microservices
19 46 (4.87%) OOD
20 45 (4.77%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 546 (57.84%) C++
2 411 (43.54%) Java
3 364 (38.56%) C#
4 289 (30.61%) SQL
5 252 (26.69%) JavaScript
6 244 (25.85%) C
7 230 (24.36%) Python
8 66 (6.99%) PHP
9 49 (5.19%) Embedded C
9 49 (5.19%) Ruby
10 40 (4.24%) Embedded C++
11 35 (3.71%) Perl
12 27 (2.86%) Bash Shell
13 18 (1.91%) Groovy
14 15 (1.59%) Scala
14 15 (1.59%) VC++
15 12 (1.27%) Shell Script
15 12 (1.27%) VB.NET
16 11 (1.17%) Bourne shell
16 11 (1.17%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 234 (24.79%) Degree
2 79 (8.37%) Security Cleared
3 36 (3.81%) SC Cleared
4 14 (1.48%) PhD
5 6 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.53%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.21%) HNC
7 2 (0.21%) HND
7 2 (0.21%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.11%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.11%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (0.11%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (3.60%) QA
2 6 (0.64%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.21%) DO-178B
3 2 (0.21%) MISRA
4 1 (0.11%) SDET
System Software
1 39 (4.13%) Firmware
2 33 (3.50%) Docker
3 14 (1.48%) NFS
4 10 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (0.85%) HDFS
6 6 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.53%) Active Directory
8 2 (0.21%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 12 (1.27%) Kubernetes
2 11 (1.17%) Puppet
3 4 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.32%) Ansible
4 3 (0.32%) FreeIPA
4 3 (0.32%) Nagios
5 2 (0.21%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (0.21%) Oozie
5 2 (0.21%) Packer
5 2 (0.21%) Salt
5 2 (0.21%) Terraform
6 1 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 144 (15.25%) Microsoft
2 49 (5.19%) Oracle
3 20 (2.12%) Sophos
4 17 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
4 17 (1.80%) VMware
5 11 (1.17%) Zend
6 10 (1.06%) Cisco
7 8 (0.85%) EMC
7 8 (0.85%) NEC
8 6 (0.64%) DevExpress
8 6 (0.64%) ForgeRock
8 6 (0.64%) Telerik
9 5 (0.53%) Sony
9 5 (0.53%) Twitter
10 3 (0.32%) Atlassian
10 3 (0.32%) Avid
10 3 (0.32%) Green Hills
10 3 (0.32%) SAP
11 2 (0.21%) Hortonworks
11 2 (0.21%) Talend
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 45,000
Posted: 14 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £37500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leatherhead, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £45,000
Posted: 10 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £45,000
Posted: 10 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £45,000
Posted: 10 hours ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £60,000
Posted: 10 hours ago
South East
83Zero
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum, + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Optima Connections
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 3 days ago
Burgess Hill, West Sussex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus and Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + comprehendsive benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + stock options
Posted: 3 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Thame, Oxfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20,000 - 30,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Colston Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35-45k + 25 days holiday + B/Hols + Healthcare + Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Colston Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago