Period
to 25 September 2021

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

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
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 49 47 45
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 1,009 428 1,367
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 5.77% 5.29% 5.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.16% 5.51% 5.50%
Number of salaries quoted 532 358 1,125
10th Percentile £36,750 £33,750 £31,100
25th Percentile £42,500 £37,500 £36,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £51,250 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.32% +7.89% -5.00%
75th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £62,216 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +8.20% +9.52% +5.00%

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 16,369 7,773 24,838
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.55% 95.99% 96.06%
Number of salaries quoted 11,531 6,455 20,522
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £38,750 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,500 £55,000 £51,644
% change year-on-year +0.91% +6.50% +3.29%

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 25 September 2021.

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 25 September 2021. 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
Hampshire +44 450 £55,000 +2.33% 50
Thames Valley -33 301 £52,500 +5.00% 90
Surrey -22 146 £57,500 +12.20% 34
Berkshire -47 127 £57,500 +4.55% 40
Oxfordshire -12 111 £50,845 +21.06% 36
Buckinghamshire -17 63 £50,000 -20.00% 14
East Sussex -3 47 £51,250 +13.89% 8
Kent -15 33 £57,500 +64.29% 10
West Sussex -51 19 £45,000 -14.29% 12
Sussex -12 4 £60,000 +14.29%
Middlesex +9 2 - -
Home Counties - 1 £100,000 -
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 2021, 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.

1 987 (97.82%) Software Engineering
2 520 (51.54%) Agile Software Development
3 464 (45.99%) Degree
4 418 (41.43%) Computer Science
5 381 (37.76%) Java
6 337 (33.40%) Linux
7 334 (33.10%) Microservices
8 326 (32.31%) DevOps
9 315 (31.22%) React
10 301 (29.83%) Python
11 291 (28.84%) Git (software)
12 289 (28.64%) Full Stack Development
13 282 (27.95%) AWS
14 265 (26.26%) CSS
15 259 (25.67%) AngularJS
16 256 (25.37%) Node.js
17 255 (25.27%) C#
18 249 (24.68%) Finance
19 244 (24.18%) Jenkins
20 236 (23.39%) TDD
21 235 (23.29%) Inclusion and Diversity
22 234 (23.19%) Spring
22 234 (23.19%) SQL
23 232 (22.99%) Banking
23 232 (22.99%) Azure
24 231 (22.89%) Law
24 231 (22.89%) Unix
25 225 (22.30%) JavaScript
26 219 (21.70%) Digital Banking
27 213 (21.11%) OO

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
1 177 (17.54%) Apache Spark
2 149 (14.77%) Apache
3 145 (14.37%) GemFire
4 37 (3.67%) Cloud Foundry
5 26 (2.58%) Elasticsearch
6 23 (2.28%) WebLogic
7 22 (2.18%) Oracle Service Bus
8 19 (1.88%) Confluence
9 10 (0.99%) MS Exchange
10 9 (0.89%) JBoss
10 9 (0.89%) Tomcat
11 6 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (0.59%) WebSphere
11 6 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
12 5 (0.50%) Tornado
13 4 (0.40%) OpenStack
14 2 (0.20%) Alfresco
14 2 (0.20%) Apache Solr
14 2 (0.20%) Appian
14 2 (0.20%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (0.59%) Chatbot
1 6 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.099%) Figma
Business Applications
1 2 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.099%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 282 (27.95%) AWS
2 232 (22.99%) Azure
3 185 (18.33%) GitHub
4 156 (15.46%) Amazon Kinesis
5 117 (11.60%) GCP
6 65 (6.44%) SaaS
7 61 (6.05%) OpenShift
8 31 (3.07%) Amazon EC2
9 28 (2.78%) Serverless
10 19 (1.88%) PaaS
11 12 (1.19%) npm
12 11 (1.09%) Microsoft 365
13 7 (0.69%) Amazon EKS
13 7 (0.69%) Power Platform
13 7 (0.69%) Snowflake
14 6 (0.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 6 (0.59%) Amazon Cognito
14 6 (0.59%) Amazon S3
14 6 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
14 6 (0.59%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.08%) HTTP
2 19 (1.88%) TCP/IP
3 10 (0.99%) Ethernet
4 7 (0.69%) Internet
4 7 (0.69%) Wireless
5 6 (0.59%) Firewall
5 6 (0.59%) MQTT
5 6 (0.59%) VPN
5 6 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (0.59%) Wireshark
6 5 (0.50%) 4G
6 5 (0.50%) Bluetooth
6 5 (0.50%) SpaceWire
7 4 (0.40%) 3G
7 4 (0.40%) H.323
7 4 (0.40%) IPsec
7 4 (0.40%) Kerberos
7 4 (0.40%) RTP
8 3 (0.30%) RTCP
8 3 (0.30%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 198 (19.62%) Relational Database
2 183 (18.14%) PostgreSQL
3 175 (17.34%) HBase
4 169 (16.75%) MariaDB
5 156 (15.46%) NoSQL
6 144 (14.27%) Redis
7 133 (13.18%) Big Data
8 83 (8.23%) SQL Server
9 65 (6.44%) MySQL
10 38 (3.77%) Hadoop
11 35 (3.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 25 (2.48%) Oracle Database
13 22 (2.18%) Oracle Database 10g
14 17 (1.68%) MongoDB
15 12 (1.19%) Data Lake
16 11 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
17 10 (0.99%) SQLite
18 9 (0.89%) Apache Hive
19 8 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
20 7 (0.69%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 291 (28.84%) Git (software)
2 244 (24.18%) Jenkins
3 173 (17.15%) Storybook
4 170 (16.85%) Cypress.io
5 169 (16.75%) Protractor
6 167 (16.55%) Cucumber
7 151 (14.97%) JUnit
8 148 (14.67%) Gradle
9 146 (14.47%) Eclipse
9 146 (14.47%) IntelliJ
10 145 (14.37%) Sonatype Nexus
11 139 (13.78%) Mockito
12 119 (11.79%) Artifactory
13 72 (7.14%) SonarQube
14 39 (3.87%) JIRA
15 34 (3.37%) Subversion
16 30 (2.97%) Visual Studio
17 21 (2.08%) Selenium
17 21 (2.08%) Toad
18 20 (1.98%) Hudson
General
1 249 (24.68%) Finance
2 235 (23.29%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 232 (22.99%) Banking
4 231 (22.89%) Law
5 170 (16.85%) Social Skills
6 38 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
7 36 (3.57%) Electronics
8 30 (2.97%) Manufacturing
8 30 (2.97%) Presentation Skills
9 25 (2.48%) Telecoms
10 23 (2.28%) Marketing
11 21 (2.08%) Police
12 20 (1.98%) Automotive
13 13 (1.29%) Aerospace
14 11 (1.09%) Games
14 11 (1.09%) Public Sector
15 7 (0.69%) Retail
16 6 (0.59%) Legal
17 5 (0.50%) Influencing Skills
17 5 (0.50%) Wearables
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 315 (31.22%) React
2 265 (26.26%) CSS
3 259 (25.67%) AngularJS
4 256 (25.37%) Node.js
5 234 (23.19%) Spring
6 200 (19.82%) Kafka
7 196 (19.43%) Redux
8 185 (18.33%) RESTful
9 183 (18.14%) .NET
10 176 (17.44%) JSON
11 174 (17.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 173 (17.15%) Express
13 168 (16.65%) Tailwind CSS
14 167 (16.55%) RabbitMQ
15 145 (14.37%) Spark Streaming
16 142 (14.07%) WireMock
17 141 (13.97%) Play Framework
18 127 (12.59%) HTML
19 118 (11.69%) Web Services
20 96 (9.51%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 183 (18.14%) User Experience
2 164 (16.25%) Linux Command Line
3 61 (6.05%) Algorithms
4 58 (5.75%) Self-Motivation
5 43 (4.26%) Greenfield Project
6 39 (3.87%) Cloud Native
7 33 (3.27%) Embedded Systems
8 23 (2.28%) Photography
9 21 (2.08%) Device Driver
9 21 (2.08%) Hybrid Cloud
10 19 (1.88%) Mobile App
11 17 (1.68%) Data Structures
12 15 (1.49%) Life Science
13 11 (1.09%) Renewable Energy
14 10 (0.99%) Virtual Team
15 8 (0.79%) Client/Server
16 7 (0.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 6 (0.59%) Fibre Optics
17 6 (0.59%) Video Conferencing
18 5 (0.50%) SIMD
Operating Systems
1 337 (33.40%) Linux
2 231 (22.89%) Unix
3 78 (7.73%) Windows
4 23 (2.28%) Android
5 21 (2.08%) Embedded Linux
5 21 (2.08%) Solaris
6 13 (1.29%) Apple iOS
6 13 (1.29%) CentOS
7 6 (0.59%) Windows 10
8 5 (0.50%) Ubuntu
8 5 (0.50%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.30%) FreeRTOS
10 1 (0.099%) OpenWrt
10 1 (0.099%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.099%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.099%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 987 (97.82%) Software Engineering
2 520 (51.54%) Agile Software Development
3 418 (41.43%) Computer Science
4 334 (33.10%) Microservices
5 326 (32.31%) DevOps
6 289 (28.64%) Full Stack Development
7 236 (23.39%) TDD
8 219 (21.70%) Digital Banking
9 213 (21.11%) OO
10 208 (20.61%) Scrum
11 205 (20.32%) Business Continuity
12 198 (19.62%) Software Testing
13 168 (16.65%) Cross-Browser Testing
14 162 (16.06%) Validation
15 149 (14.77%) Multithreading
16 147 (14.57%) Clean Code
17 133 (13.18%) BDD
18 129 (12.78%) High Availability
18 129 (12.78%) Mentoring
19 128 (12.69%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 381 (37.76%) Java
2 301 (29.83%) Python
3 255 (25.27%) C#
4 234 (23.19%) SQL
5 225 (22.30%) JavaScript
6 198 (19.62%) C++
7 166 (16.45%) Shell Script
8 147 (14.57%) Groovy
9 137 (13.58%) C
10 39 (3.87%) TypeScript
11 35 (3.47%) Go
12 31 (3.07%) PL/SQL
13 24 (2.38%) Bash Shell
14 23 (2.28%) PowerShell
15 22 (2.18%) XAML
16 21 (2.08%) Embedded C
16 21 (2.08%) Java 8
17 19 (1.88%) Kotlin
17 19 (1.88%) T-SQL
18 18 (1.78%) C++/CLI
Qualifications
1 464 (45.99%) Degree
2 140 (13.88%) OCP
2 140 (13.88%) Oracle Certification
3 127 (12.59%) Computer Science Degree
4 46 (4.56%) Security Cleared
5 17 (1.68%) SC Cleared
6 16 (1.59%) Master's Degree
7 15 (1.49%) Numerate Degree
8 9 (0.89%) HND
9 8 (0.79%) PhD
10 4 (0.40%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.30%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.099%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (3.07%) QA
2 19 (1.88%) ISO 9001
3 12 (1.19%) ISO 13485
4 2 (0.20%) Accessibility
5 1 (0.099%) ISO 26262
5 1 (0.099%) MISRA
System Software
1 168 (16.65%) Docker
2 145 (14.37%) HDFS
3 121 (11.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (2.38%) Firmware
5 9 (0.89%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 6 (0.59%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.50%) Active Directory
8 1 (0.099%) NFS
8 1 (0.099%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.099%) Samba
Systems Management
1 197 (19.52%) Ansible
2 84 (8.33%) Kubernetes
3 60 (5.95%) Terraform
4 44 (4.36%) Opscode Chef
5 23 (2.28%) Apache Brooklyn
6 4 (0.40%) Grafana
6 4 (0.40%) Packer
7 2 (0.20%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.20%) Kibana
7 2 (0.20%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.099%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.099%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.099%) Puppet
Vendors
1 168 (16.65%) Okta
2 156 (15.46%) VMware
3 74 (7.33%) Microsoft
4 67 (6.64%) Oracle
5 20 (1.98%) Google
6 12 (1.19%) SAP
7 9 (0.89%) Red Hat
8 8 (0.79%) IBM
9 7 (0.69%) Xamarin
10 6 (0.59%) NetMotion Wireless
11 4 (0.40%) Intel
11 4 (0.40%) InterSystems
11 4 (0.40%) NVIDIA
11 4 (0.40%) Sun
12 3 (0.30%) ANSYS
12 3 (0.30%) Apple
12 3 (0.30%) Bloomberg
13 2 (0.20%) OpenText
13 2 (0.20%) Pega
13 2 (0.20%) Salesforce.com