Period
to 19 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 19 June 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 94 80
Rank change year-on-year +33 -14 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 1,404 920 1,354
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.67% 3.14% 3.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.81% 3.25% 3.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1,182 790 1,337
South East median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.47% +1.18%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £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 29,181 28,296 36,180
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.00% 96.66% 97.03%
Number of salaries quoted 24,407 23,617 30,844
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 19 June 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 19 June 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 +19 585 £50,000 +5.26% 131
Hampshire +16 398 £45,000 -3.23% 66
Berkshire +14 270 £50,000 - 45
Oxfordshire +31 252 £52,500 - 67
Surrey +57 192 £50,000 +5.26% 38
West Sussex +24 134 £47,500 - 15
Buckinghamshire -22 63 £50,000 +17.65% 19
East Sussex +20 58 £45,000 -8.16% 13
Kent +20 33 £47,500 +18.75% 8
Middlesex +21 3 £45,000 - 2
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 1,374 (97.86%) Software Engineering
2 680 (48.43%) C++
3 561 (39.96%) Agile Software Development
4 533 (37.96%) C#
5 484 (34.47%) Java
6 419 (29.84%) Degree
7 357 (25.43%) C
8 356 (25.36%) SQL
9 355 (25.28%) JavaScript
10 334 (23.79%) Computer Science
11 328 (23.36%) Python
12 313 (22.29%) Linux
13 310 (22.08%) .NET
14 295 (21.01%) TDD
15 269 (19.16%) OO
16 266 (18.95%) Windows
17 219 (15.60%) HTML
18 206 (14.67%) AngularJS
19 180 (12.82%) Scrum
20 177 (12.61%) Microsoft
21 167 (11.89%) Unit Testing
22 160 (11.40%) Computer Science Degree
23 158 (11.25%) Continuous Integration
24 154 (10.97%) Visual Studio
25 152 (10.83%) SQL Server
26 148 (10.54%) Git (software)
27 146 (10.40%) CSS
28 143 (10.19%) SDLC
29 142 (10.11%) Amazon AWS
29 142 (10.11%) Test Automation

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 31 (2.21%) OpenStack
2 25 (1.78%) Tomcat
3 23 (1.64%) JBoss
4 22 (1.57%) Elasticsearch
5 20 (1.42%) Apache
6 15 (1.07%) Apache Spark
7 10 (0.71%) Confluence
8 5 (0.36%) Apache Pig
9 4 (0.28%) IIS
10 3 (0.21%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.21%) nginx
10 3 (0.21%) SAS
10 3 (0.21%) SharePoint
10 3 (0.21%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.14%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.14%) Drupal
11 2 (0.14%) Hubot
11 2 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.14%) WildFly
12 1 (0.071%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.21%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.21%) Simulink
3 1 (0.071%) Doxygen
3 1 (0.071%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 142 (10.11%) Amazon AWS
2 123 (8.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (2.21%) SaaS
4 29 (2.07%) GitHub
5 19 (1.35%) OpenShift
6 12 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
7 10 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (0.36%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 5 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
9 4 (0.28%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.21%) Office 365
10 3 (0.21%) PaaS
11 2 (0.14%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.071%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 45 (3.21%) Network Security
2 38 (2.71%) Internet
3 35 (2.49%) TCP/IP
4 31 (2.21%) AMQP
5 18 (1.28%) LTE
5 18 (1.28%) UMTS
6 16 (1.14%) HTTP
7 15 (1.07%) Ethernet
8 14 (1.00%) GSM
9 11 (0.78%) Asterisk PBX
9 11 (0.78%) SNMP
9 11 (0.78%) Wireshark
10 10 (0.71%) RS-232
11 9 (0.64%) RTP
11 9 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (0.57%) Diameter Protocol
12 8 (0.57%) GGSN
12 8 (0.57%) MGW
12 8 (0.57%) RANAP
12 8 (0.57%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (10.83%) SQL Server
2 92 (6.55%) Relational Database
3 74 (5.27%) MySQL
4 73 (5.20%) NoSQL
5 65 (4.63%) Big Data
6 47 (3.35%) MongoDB
6 47 (3.35%) RDBMS
7 34 (2.42%) PostgreSQL
8 19 (1.35%) Hadoop
9 17 (1.21%) MariaDB
10 14 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
10 14 (1.00%) Redis
11 13 (0.93%) Apache Hive
11 13 (0.93%) Blockchain
12 12 (0.85%) HBase
13 11 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
14 9 (0.64%) GIS
15 8 (0.57%) Oracle Database
16 6 (0.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 6 (0.43%) Impala
Development Applications
1 154 (10.97%) Visual Studio
2 148 (10.54%) Git (software)
3 87 (6.20%) Subversion
4 60 (4.27%) Jenkins
5 36 (2.56%) Selenium
6 34 (2.42%) JIRA
7 32 (2.28%) Team Foundation Server
8 28 (1.99%) Maven
9 24 (1.71%) JUnit
10 22 (1.57%) Eclipse
11 20 (1.42%) Vagrant
12 16 (1.14%) Cucumber
13 14 (1.00%) CruiseControl
14 13 (0.93%) Bitbucket
15 12 (0.85%) Bugzilla
15 12 (0.85%) GDB
16 11 (0.78%) Gradle
17 10 (0.71%) GCC
17 10 (0.71%) Hudson
18 9 (0.64%) Mockito
General
1 76 (5.41%) Finance
2 74 (5.27%) Electronics
3 47 (3.35%) Telecoms
4 46 (3.28%) Manufacturing
4 46 (3.28%) Marketing
5 36 (2.56%) Aerospace
6 28 (1.99%) Automotive
7 23 (1.64%) Military
8 19 (1.35%) Games
9 14 (1.00%) Retail
10 10 (0.71%) Advertising
11 8 (0.57%) Banking
12 5 (0.36%) Avionics
12 5 (0.36%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.21%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.14%) Back Office
14 2 (0.14%) Law
14 2 (0.14%) Publishing
15 1 (0.071%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 310 (22.08%) .NET
2 219 (15.60%) HTML
3 206 (14.67%) AngularJS
4 146 (10.40%) CSS
5 131 (9.33%) STL
6 119 (8.48%) Web Services
7 116 (8.26%) ASP.NET
7 116 (8.26%) Spring
8 106 (7.55%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 105 (7.48%) MFC
9 105 (7.48%) REST
10 101 (7.19%) XML
11 95 (6.77%) WPF
12 85 (6.05%) .NET Framework
13 82 (5.84%) WCF
14 80 (5.70%) React
15 78 (5.56%) HTML5
16 76 (5.41%) RESTful
17 63 (4.49%) SOAP
18 62 (4.42%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 334 (23.79%) Computer Science
2 82 (5.84%) Algorithms
3 64 (4.56%) User Experience
4 54 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
5 50 (3.56%) Greenfield Project
6 48 (3.42%) Mobile App
7 40 (2.85%) Device Driver
8 39 (2.78%) Embedded Systems
9 35 (2.49%) Analytical Skills
10 28 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
11 22 (1.57%) Client/Server
12 17 (1.21%) Public Cloud
13 16 (1.14%) Life Science
14 14 (1.00%) Data Structures
14 14 (1.00%) Robotics
15 11 (0.78%) CUDA
16 10 (0.71%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 10 (0.71%) Social Media
17 7 (0.50%) Wiki
18 6 (0.43%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 313 (22.29%) Linux
2 266 (18.95%) Windows
3 66 (4.70%) Unix
4 48 (3.42%) Embedded Linux
5 42 (2.99%) Android
6 33 (2.35%) Mac OS X
7 20 (1.42%) Apple iOS
8 12 (0.85%) VxWorks
9 9 (0.64%) Ubuntu
10 8 (0.57%) Mac OS
11 6 (0.43%) Solaris
11 6 (0.43%) Windows 10
11 6 (0.43%) Windows Server
12 4 (0.28%) Debian
13 3 (0.21%) CentOS
14 2 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.071%) ThreadX
15 1 (0.071%) Windows Embedded Compact
15 1 (0.071%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.071%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,374 (97.86%) Software Engineering
2 561 (39.96%) Agile Software Development
3 295 (21.01%) TDD
4 269 (19.16%) OO
5 180 (12.82%) Scrum
6 167 (11.89%) Unit Testing
7 158 (11.25%) Continuous Integration
8 143 (10.19%) SDLC
9 142 (10.11%) Test Automation
10 138 (9.83%) Multithreading
11 132 (9.40%) Mathematics
12 122 (8.69%) Microservices
13 121 (8.62%) MVC
14 109 (7.76%) Machine Learning
15 104 (7.41%) UML
16 103 (7.34%) OOD
17 96 (6.84%) Problem-Solving
18 93 (6.62%) Mentoring
19 80 (5.70%) OOP
20 64 (4.56%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 680 (48.43%) C++
2 533 (37.96%) C#
3 484 (34.47%) Java
4 357 (25.43%) C
5 356 (25.36%) SQL
6 355 (25.28%) JavaScript
7 328 (23.36%) Python
8 78 (5.56%) Java 8
9 58 (4.13%) PHP
10 54 (3.85%) Embedded C
11 51 (3.63%) Embedded C++
12 43 (3.06%) Scala
13 39 (2.78%) Go
14 32 (2.28%) Bash Shell
15 26 (1.85%) VB.NET
16 24 (1.71%) Ruby
17 23 (1.64%) T-SQL
18 18 (1.28%) Perl
19 17 (1.21%) MATLAB
20 15 (1.07%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 419 (29.84%) Degree
2 160 (11.40%) Computer Science Degree
3 140 (9.97%) Security Cleared
4 76 (5.41%) DV Cleared
5 68 (4.84%) PhD
6 49 (3.49%) SC Cleared
7 18 (1.28%) Master's Degree
8 15 (1.07%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.14%) ISEB
9 2 (0.14%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.071%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (3.49%) QA
2 36 (2.56%) ISO 9001
3 13 (0.93%) MISRA
4 11 (0.78%) MISRA C
5 3 (0.21%) PA-DSS
5 3 (0.21%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.14%) ECSS
6 2 (0.14%) ISO 13485
6 2 (0.14%) JTAG
7 1 (0.071%) DICOM
7 1 (0.071%) GCP
7 1 (0.071%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 74 (5.27%) Firmware
2 54 (3.85%) Docker
3 20 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.71%) HDFS
5 5 (0.36%) Active Directory
6 3 (0.21%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.14%) vSphere
8 1 (0.071%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.071%) Postfix
8 1 (0.071%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 30 (2.14%) Kubernetes
2 27 (1.92%) Ansible
3 15 (1.07%) Puppet
4 11 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (0.71%) Terraform
6 3 (0.21%) Oozie
7 1 (0.071%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.071%) Marathon
7 1 (0.071%) Mesos
7 1 (0.071%) Packer
7 1 (0.071%) Salt
7 1 (0.071%) SCCM
7 1 (0.071%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.071%) WMI
Vendors
1 177 (12.61%) Microsoft
2 49 (3.49%) Oracle
3 36 (2.56%) VMware
4 35 (2.49%) Google
5 17 (1.21%) Sun
6 16 (1.14%) SAP
7 15 (1.07%) Atlassian
8 11 (0.78%) Sophos
9 9 (0.64%) Atmel
9 9 (0.64%) Cisco
10 6 (0.43%) Cloudera
10 6 (0.43%) Red Hat
11 5 (0.36%) Birst
11 5 (0.36%) F5
11 5 (0.36%) Xamarin
12 4 (0.28%) Salesforce.com
13 3 (0.21%) Apple
13 3 (0.21%) Assembla
13 3 (0.21%) HP
13 3 (0.21%) Intel