Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 82 95
Rank change year-on-year +15 +13 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 1313 1219 1348
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.27% 3.46% 3.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.42% 3.57% 3.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1137 1142 1162
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £59,875 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 29733 34136 40912
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.62% 96.98% 96.87%
Number of salaries quoted 24803 28632 34129
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,250
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%

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 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 +22 541 £50,000 +17.65% 47
Hampshire +23 318 £43,500 -8.42% 25
Oxfordshire +18 252 £50,000 +5.26% 30
Surrey -15 185 £50,000 +11.11% 21
Berkshire -5 163 £52,500 +23.53% 13
Buckinghamshire +44 126 £47,500 +31.94% 4
West Sussex -7 126 £45,000 +5.88% 7
East Sussex -2 80 £45,000 -10.00% 4
Kent +42 55 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Isle of Wight +3 6 £24,000 -30.94%
Middlesex +14 1 £37,500 -
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 1294 (98.55%) Software Engineering
2 737 (56.13%) C++
3 555 (42.27%) C#
4 468 (35.64%) Agile Software Development
5 435 (33.13%) Degree
6 405 (30.85%) Linux
7 390 (29.70%) Computer Science
8 366 (27.88%) Java
9 338 (25.74%) Windows
10 315 (23.99%) .NET
11 308 (23.46%) Python
12 307 (23.38%) C
13 283 (21.55%) SQL
14 267 (20.34%) JavaScript
15 240 (18.28%) OO
16 214 (16.30%) Multithreading
17 171 (13.02%) TDD
17 171 (13.02%) HTML
18 163 (12.41%) SQL Server
19 160 (12.19%) Computer Science Degree
20 154 (11.73%) Scrum
21 151 (11.50%) Visual Studio
22 142 (10.81%) Microsoft
23 131 (9.98%) Algorithms
24 128 (9.75%) CSS
25 127 (9.67%) MFC
26 126 (9.60%) .NET Framework
27 123 (9.37%) Test Automation
27 123 (9.37%) Amazon AWS
27 123 (9.37%) Mathematics

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 23 (1.75%) Tomcat
2 16 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
2 16 (1.22%) IIS
3 13 (0.99%) Confluence
4 10 (0.76%) WebLogic
5 9 (0.69%) Apache Spark
5 9 (0.69%) JBoss
5 9 (0.69%) SharePoint
6 8 (0.61%) CMS
7 6 (0.46%) OpenStack
8 5 (0.38%) NServiceBus
9 4 (0.30%) Apache
9 4 (0.30%) Apache Pig
9 4 (0.30%) Drupal
10 3 (0.23%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.23%) nginx
11 2 (0.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.076%) CloudStack
12 1 (0.076%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.46%) Simulink
3 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.076%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.15%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.076%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.076%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 123 (9.37%) Amazon AWS
2 60 (4.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (2.21%) SaaS
4 25 (1.90%) GitHub
5 14 (1.07%) OpenShift
6 12 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (0.46%) Office 365
9 5 (0.38%) npm
10 3 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.15%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.15%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.15%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 69 (5.26%) TCP/IP
2 32 (2.44%) GSM
2 32 (2.44%) HTTP
3 31 (2.36%) LTE
3 31 (2.36%) UMTS
4 26 (1.98%) Asterisk PBX
4 26 (1.98%) Diameter Protocol
4 26 (1.98%) PBX
4 26 (1.98%) RANAP
4 26 (1.98%) RTP
4 26 (1.98%) Wireshark
5 25 (1.90%) MGW
5 25 (1.90%) SGSN
6 24 (1.83%) GGSN
7 17 (1.29%) DHCP
8 14 (1.07%) RS-232
8 14 (1.07%) RS-485
9 12 (0.91%) Internet
10 9 (0.69%) Firewall
10 9 (0.69%) RS-422
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (12.41%) SQL Server
2 70 (5.33%) NoSQL
3 53 (4.04%) Relational Database
4 52 (3.96%) PostgreSQL
5 36 (2.74%) MySQL
6 35 (2.67%) MongoDB
7 32 (2.44%) RDBMS
8 25 (1.90%) Big Data
9 16 (1.22%) Hadoop
10 14 (1.07%) Redis
11 8 (0.61%) GIS
12 6 (0.46%) Oracle Database
12 6 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (0.38%) Apache Cassandra
13 5 (0.38%) DB2
13 5 (0.38%) HBase
13 5 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
14 4 (0.30%) Apache Hive
14 4 (0.30%) MariaDB
15 3 (0.23%) Infinispan
Development Applications
1 151 (11.50%) Visual Studio
2 115 (8.76%) Git (software)
3 66 (5.03%) Subversion
4 60 (4.57%) Jenkins
5 32 (2.44%) GCC
6 31 (2.36%) JIRA
7 30 (2.28%) Maven
8 28 (2.13%) GDB
9 27 (2.06%) Selenium
10 26 (1.98%) Trac
11 17 (1.29%) JUnit
11 17 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
12 16 (1.22%) Hudson
13 11 (0.84%) GitLab
13 11 (0.84%) Sonatype Nexus
14 10 (0.76%) CruiseControl
15 9 (0.69%) Bugzilla
15 9 (0.69%) Cucumber
15 9 (0.69%) Moq
15 9 (0.69%) NUnit
General
1 82 (6.25%) Electronics
2 72 (5.48%) Telecoms
3 42 (3.20%) Finance
4 36 (2.74%) Retail
5 33 (2.51%) Games
6 31 (2.36%) Automotive
7 29 (2.21%) Manufacturing
8 22 (1.68%) Aerospace
9 15 (1.14%) Back Office
9 15 (1.14%) Marketing
10 14 (1.07%) Military
11 13 (0.99%) Banking
12 7 (0.53%) Publishing
13 4 (0.30%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.30%) Law
14 3 (0.23%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.15%) Advertising
15 2 (0.15%) Avionics
15 2 (0.15%) Legal
16 1 (0.076%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 315 (23.99%) .NET
2 171 (13.02%) HTML
3 128 (9.75%) CSS
4 127 (9.67%) MFC
5 126 (9.60%) .NET Framework
6 118 (8.99%) STL
7 115 (8.76%) AngularJS
8 114 (8.68%) XML
9 113 (8.61%) Qt
10 106 (8.07%) WPF
11 92 (7.01%) REST
12 85 (6.47%) ASP.NET
12 85 (6.47%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 80 (6.09%) Web Services
14 74 (5.64%) WCF
15 66 (5.03%) SOAP
16 61 (4.65%) WinForms
17 58 (4.42%) jQuery
18 55 (4.19%) OpenGL
19 54 (4.11%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 390 (29.70%) Computer Science
2 131 (9.98%) Algorithms
3 76 (5.79%) Greenfield Project
4 63 (4.80%) Embedded Systems
5 60 (4.57%) User Experience
6 49 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
6 49 (3.73%) Client/Server
7 37 (2.82%) CUDA
8 26 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
9 20 (1.52%) Device Driver
10 18 (1.37%) Robotics
11 12 (0.91%) Contactless
12 10 (0.76%) Video\Live Streaming
13 8 (0.61%) Data Structures
13 8 (0.61%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 7 (0.53%) Fintech
14 7 (0.53%) Mobile App
14 7 (0.53%) Social Media
14 7 (0.53%) VHDL
15 6 (0.46%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 405 (30.85%) Linux
2 338 (25.74%) Windows
3 86 (6.55%) Unix
4 62 (4.72%) Embedded Linux
5 22 (1.68%) Windows Server
6 18 (1.37%) Android
7 17 (1.29%) VxWorks
8 14 (1.07%) Apple iOS
9 8 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (0.53%) AIX
10 7 (0.53%) Solaris
11 5 (0.38%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.30%) CentOS
13 3 (0.23%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.15%) VMS
15 1 (0.076%) Windows 7
15 1 (0.076%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1294 (98.55%) Software Engineering
2 468 (35.64%) Agile Software Development
3 240 (18.28%) OO
4 214 (16.30%) Multithreading
5 171 (13.02%) TDD
6 154 (11.73%) Scrum
7 123 (9.37%) Mathematics
7 123 (9.37%) Test Automation
8 118 (8.99%) OOD
9 114 (8.68%) Physics
10 102 (7.77%) OOP
11 100 (7.62%) SDLC
12 97 (7.39%) Continuous Integration
13 94 (7.16%) MVC
14 86 (6.55%) Unit Testing
15 78 (5.94%) Mentoring
16 74 (5.64%) UML
17 68 (5.18%) Microservices
18 53 (4.04%) Multithreaded Programming
19 50 (3.81%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 737 (56.13%) C++
2 555 (42.27%) C#
3 366 (27.88%) Java
4 308 (23.46%) Python
5 307 (23.38%) C
6 283 (21.55%) SQL
7 267 (20.34%) JavaScript
8 68 (5.18%) Embedded C
9 50 (3.81%) Ruby
10 45 (3.43%) Embedded C++
11 40 (3.05%) Bash Shell
12 30 (2.28%) Perl
13 28 (2.13%) PHP
14 26 (1.98%) T-SQL
15 20 (1.52%) Lua
16 19 (1.45%) Assembly Language
16 19 (1.45%) VB.NET
17 18 (1.37%) PowerShell
18 15 (1.14%) Go
18 15 (1.14%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 435 (33.13%) Degree
2 160 (12.19%) Computer Science Degree
3 58 (4.42%) PhD
4 52 (3.96%) Security Cleared
5 35 (2.67%) SC Cleared
6 15 (1.14%) Master's Degree
7 5 (0.38%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (0.23%) Chartered Engineer
9 2 (0.15%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.15%) HND
10 1 (0.076%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.076%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.076%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.076%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (2.59%) QA
2 16 (1.22%) ISO 9001
3 12 (0.91%) ECSS
4 10 (0.76%) MISRA
5 9 (0.69%) MISRA C
6 4 (0.30%) ISO 13485
7 2 (0.15%) DO-178B
7 2 (0.15%) IEC 62304
7 2 (0.15%) TickIT
8 1 (0.076%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.076%) GAMP
8 1 (0.076%) GCP
8 1 (0.076%) HL7
8 1 (0.076%) IEC 61131
8 1 (0.076%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.076%) JTAG
8 1 (0.076%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 57 (4.34%) Docker
2 30 (2.28%) Firmware
3 18 (1.37%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.38%) NFS
5 3 (0.23%) HDFS
6 2 (0.15%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.076%) KVM
7 1 (0.076%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.076%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (0.84%) Kubernetes
1 11 (0.84%) Puppet
2 8 (0.61%) Terraform
3 7 (0.53%) Packer
4 6 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.38%) Ansible
6 4 (0.30%) Mesos
7 1 (0.076%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 142 (10.81%) Microsoft
2 55 (4.19%) Oracle
3 35 (2.67%) Sophos
4 26 (1.98%) Cisco
5 22 (1.68%) Google
5 22 (1.68%) VMware
6 7 (0.53%) HP
6 7 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (0.38%) IBM
7 5 (0.38%) Red Hat
8 4 (0.30%) Zend
9 3 (0.23%) PayPal
9 3 (0.23%) Perforce
9 3 (0.23%) Siemens
10 2 (0.15%) SAP
10 2 (0.15%) Twitter
11 1 (0.076%) New Relic
11 1 (0.076%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.076%) Vertica
11 1 (0.076%) Xamarin