Period
to 30 September 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 6 months to 30 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > South East
6 months to
30 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 18 19 22
Rank change year-on-year +1 +3 +2
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 852 2,643 2,671
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 10.73% 10.32% 9.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.72% 11.36% 10.15%
Number of salaries quoted 829 2,350 2,429
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £33,750 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £72,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.35% +9.52% +5.00%

Software Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 7,270 23,258 26,316
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 91.53% 90.78% 90.51%
Number of salaries quoted 5,928 18,597 21,747
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £71,250
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £51,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% +2.94% +2.00%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in the South East

Software Engineering
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Engineering in the South East.

Salary trend for Software Engineering in the South East

Software Engineering
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Engineering in the South East over the 6 months to 30 September 2020.

Salary histogram for Software Engineering in the South East

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the South East region over the 6 months to 30 September 2020. 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 +1 376 £57,500 +9.52% 138
Berkshire +12 200 £60,000 +4.35% 47
Hampshire -8 183 £52,500 +10.53% 53
Surrey +13 143 £55,000 - 31
Oxfordshire -4 129 £50,000 +11.11% 62
West Sussex -4 96 £52,500 +10.53% 11
East Sussex -13 57 £62,500 +13.64% 3
Buckinghamshire +1 47 £58,750 +17.50% 29
Kent +26 32 £52,500 +7.69% 9
Middlesex +10 3 £60,000 +17.07% 1
Sussex - 2 £52,500 - 3
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 30 September 2020, IT jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 364 (42.72%) C#
2 325 (38.15%) JavaScript
3 301 (35.33%) Agile Software Development
4 299 (35.09%) .NET
5 231 (27.11%) Degree
6 216 (25.35%) SQL
7 214 (25.12%) C++
7 214 (25.12%) HTML
7 214 (25.12%) Python
7 214 (25.12%) Docker
8 202 (23.71%) Azure
9 194 (22.77%) CSS
10 193 (22.65%) DevOps
11 187 (21.95%) Microservices
12 180 (21.13%) Computer Science
13 155 (18.19%) AngularJS
14 152 (17.84%) React
15 148 (17.37%) Java
16 144 (16.90%) Test Automation
17 137 (16.08%) Windows
18 134 (15.73%) Scrum
19 130 (15.26%) Unit Testing
20 127 (14.91%) Git (software)
21 125 (14.67%) Linux
22 121 (14.20%) .NET Core
23 118 (13.85%) C
24 116 (13.62%) SQL Server
25 111 (13.03%) Mathematics
26 105 (12.32%) AWS
27 92 (10.80%) Kubernetes

Software Engineering
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 (2.70%) Confluence
2 15 (1.76%) IIS
3 14 (1.64%) Apache
4 7 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (0.47%) CMS
5 4 (0.47%) nginx
5 4 (0.47%) OpenStack
5 4 (0.47%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.23%) Drupal
7 2 (0.23%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.23%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.12%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.12%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.12%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (0.47%) Sketch
1 4 (0.47%) Zeplin
2 1 (0.12%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 8 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 202 (23.71%) Azure
2 105 (12.32%) AWS
3 63 (7.39%) SaaS
4 23 (2.70%) PaaS
5 21 (2.46%) GCP
6 19 (2.23%) IaaS
7 17 (2.00%) Serverless
8 16 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
9 14 (1.64%) Azure Functions
10 12 (1.41%) Dynamics 365
10 12 (1.41%) GitHub
11 11 (1.29%) Power Platform
12 9 (1.06%) AWS Lambda
13 8 (0.94%) Amazon ECS
13 8 (0.94%) npm
14 7 (0.82%) PowerApps
15 5 (0.59%) Azure Active Directory
16 3 (0.35%) Amazon Kinesis
16 3 (0.35%) Amazon SQS
16 3 (0.35%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.46%) DNS
2 17 (2.00%) Network Security
3 13 (1.53%) TCP/IP
4 12 (1.41%) H.323
5 10 (1.17%) Internet
6 9 (1.06%) HTTP
6 9 (1.06%) Skype
7 7 (0.82%) SSH
7 7 (0.82%) VoIP
8 6 (0.70%) 3G
8 6 (0.70%) 4G
8 6 (0.70%) Ethernet
9 5 (0.59%) 2G
9 5 (0.59%) Modbus
10 4 (0.47%) Unified Communications
10 4 (0.47%) Wireless
11 3 (0.35%) MQTT
11 3 (0.35%) Profibus
11 3 (0.35%) RS-232
11 3 (0.35%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (13.62%) SQL Server
2 55 (6.46%) MySQL
3 42 (4.93%) NoSQL
4 38 (4.46%) Big Data
5 28 (3.29%) Relational Database
6 23 (2.70%) MongoDB
7 19 (2.23%) Hadoop
8 14 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
9 13 (1.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 9 (1.06%) Azure SQL Database
11 8 (0.94%) Spatial Data
12 7 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 5 (0.59%) BigQuery
13 5 (0.59%) Cosmos DB
13 5 (0.59%) RavenDB
14 4 (0.47%) Apache Hive
14 4 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (0.47%) Geospatial Data
14 4 (0.47%) Power BI
14 4 (0.47%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 127 (14.91%) Git (software)
2 52 (6.10%) JIRA
3 30 (3.52%) Visual Studio
4 27 (3.17%) Jenkins
5 19 (2.23%) Selenium
5 19 (2.23%) Subversion
6 17 (2.00%) JUnit
7 15 (1.76%) Eclipse
8 13 (1.53%) Maven
8 13 (1.53%) Mockito
8 13 (1.53%) Moq
8 13 (1.53%) SonarQube
9 12 (1.41%) GitLab
9 12 (1.41%) MSTest
9 12 (1.41%) NUnit
10 11 (1.29%) Bitbucket
10 11 (1.29%) Xcode
11 10 (1.17%) Sonatype Nexus
12 9 (1.06%) CircleCI
12 9 (1.06%) webpack
General
1 53 (6.22%) Finance
2 30 (3.52%) Telecoms
3 28 (3.29%) Electronics
4 23 (2.70%) Public Sector
5 22 (2.58%) Games
6 21 (2.46%) Retail
7 15 (1.76%) Manufacturing
8 12 (1.41%) Banking
9 9 (1.06%) Marketing
10 8 (0.94%) Aerospace
11 5 (0.59%) Advertising
11 5 (0.59%) Automotive
12 4 (0.47%) Law
12 4 (0.47%) Military
13 3 (0.35%) Police
14 1 (0.12%) Billing
14 1 (0.12%) Norwegian Language
14 1 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 410 (48.12%) Software Engineer
2 329 (38.62%) Developer
3 110 (12.91%) Software Developer
4 97 (11.38%) Senior Software Engineer
5 74 (8.69%) C# Software Engineer
6 73 (8.57%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 65 (7.63%) C++ Software Engineer
8 55 (6.46%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 54 (6.34%) C# Developer
10 53 (6.22%) Embedded Engineer
10 53 (6.22%) Embedded Software Engineer
11 52 (6.10%) Python Developer
12 50 (5.87%) Applications Engineer
12 50 (5.87%) Senior Developer
13 49 (5.75%) Graduate
13 49 (5.75%) Junior
14 43 (5.05%) Python Engineer
15 42 (4.93%) JavaScript Developer
16 40 (4.69%) Python Software Engineer
17 37 (4.34%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 299 (35.09%) .NET
2 214 (25.12%) HTML
3 194 (22.77%) CSS
4 155 (18.19%) AngularJS
5 152 (17.84%) React
6 121 (14.20%) .NET Core
7 86 (10.09%) Node.js
8 84 (9.86%) .NET Framework
9 81 (9.51%) REST
10 70 (8.22%) HTML5
11 59 (6.92%) ASP.NET
12 54 (6.34%) ASP.NET Web API
13 49 (5.75%) CSS3
14 48 (5.63%) jQuery
15 45 (5.28%) Redux
16 44 (5.16%) Spring
17 40 (4.69%) RESTful
17 40 (4.69%) Vue.js
18 37 (4.34%) Web Services
18 37 (4.34%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 88 (10.33%) Algorithms
2 81 (9.51%) Greenfield Project
3 47 (5.52%) User Experience
4 30 (3.52%) Mobile App
5 24 (2.82%) Embedded Systems
6 22 (2.58%) Self-Motivation
7 21 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
7 21 (2.46%) Cloud Native
8 17 (2.00%) CUDA
8 17 (2.00%) Data Structures
8 17 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
9 15 (1.76%) LIMS
10 13 (1.53%) Device Driver
10 13 (1.53%) SIMD
11 10 (1.17%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 8 (0.94%) Management Information System
13 7 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
13 7 (0.82%) Over-the-Top Content
13 7 (0.82%) Reinsurance
14 6 (0.70%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 137 (16.08%) Windows
2 125 (14.67%) Linux
3 21 (2.46%) Android
4 17 (2.00%) Apple iOS
5 14 (1.64%) Embedded Linux
5 14 (1.64%) Windows Server
6 5 (0.59%) CentOS
7 4 (0.47%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.47%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.35%) VxWorks
8 3 (0.35%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.23%) Robot Operating System
9 2 (0.23%) Unix
10 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 301 (35.33%) Agile Software Development
2 193 (22.65%) DevOps
3 187 (21.95%) Microservices
4 180 (21.13%) Computer Science
5 144 (16.90%) Test Automation
6 134 (15.73%) Scrum
7 130 (15.26%) Unit Testing
8 111 (13.03%) Mathematics
9 82 (9.62%) Front End Development
10 78 (9.15%) TDD
11 76 (8.92%) Machine Learning
12 73 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
13 69 (8.10%) Artificial Intelligence
14 60 (7.04%) Problem-Solving
15 58 (6.81%) OO
16 54 (6.34%) Multithreading
17 53 (6.22%) OOP
18 50 (5.87%) SDLC
19 44 (5.16%) MVC
20 37 (4.34%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 364 (42.72%) C#
2 325 (38.15%) JavaScript
3 216 (25.35%) SQL
4 214 (25.12%) C++
4 214 (25.12%) Python
5 148 (17.37%) Java
6 118 (13.85%) C
7 46 (5.40%) TypeScript
8 31 (3.64%) MATLAB
9 30 (3.52%) Go
9 30 (3.52%) PowerShell
10 26 (3.05%) PHP
10 26 (3.05%) T-SQL
11 24 (2.82%) Embedded C
12 22 (2.58%) R
13 17 (2.00%) Embedded C++
13 17 (2.00%) VB
14 16 (1.88%) Scala
15 15 (1.76%) Java 8
15 15 (1.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 231 (27.11%) Degree
2 88 (10.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 21 (2.46%) PhD
4 18 (2.11%) Security Cleared
5 13 (1.53%) DV Cleared
6 10 (1.17%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (0.35%) CCNA
8 3 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.23%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.23%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.23%) IIBA
9 2 (0.23%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.12%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.12%) HNC
10 1 (0.12%) MCSE
10 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.12%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.12%) RHCSA
10 1 (0.12%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (5.28%) QA
2 12 (1.41%) PMO
3 10 (1.17%) GDPR
4 9 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.06%) NIST
5 7 (0.82%) NIST 800
5 7 (0.82%) SLA
6 3 (0.35%) ISO 13485
7 2 (0.23%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 214 (25.12%) Docker
2 14 (1.64%) Active Directory
2 14 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (1.41%) Firmware
3 12 (1.41%) Hyper-V
4 7 (0.82%) KVM
5 6 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.47%) LXC
6 4 (0.47%) vSphere
7 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.23%) iptables
Systems Management
1 92 (10.80%) Kubernetes
2 29 (3.40%) Terraform
3 28 (3.29%) Ansible
4 2 (0.23%) Grafana
4 2 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.23%) Puppet
5 1 (0.12%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 1 (0.12%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.12%) MIIS
5 1 (0.12%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.12%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.12%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 64 (7.51%) Microsoft
2 32 (3.76%) VMware
3 21 (2.46%) Google
4 13 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
5 12 (1.41%) Oracle
6 11 (1.29%) Xamarin
7 6 (0.70%) Apple
8 5 (0.59%) BT
8 5 (0.59%) Intel
8 5 (0.59%) QNX
9 4 (0.47%) Atlassian
9 4 (0.47%) Facebook
9 4 (0.47%) Kofax
9 4 (0.47%) SAP
10 3 (0.35%) Blue Prism
10 3 (0.35%) Perforce
10 3 (0.35%) Siebel
11 2 (0.23%) ABBYY
11 2 (0.23%) Mitel
11 2 (0.23%) UiPath