Period
to 4 July 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 4 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > South East
6 months to
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 17 18 22
Rank change year-on-year +1 +4 +2
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 1,466 2,911 2,841
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 10.50% 10.87% 9.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.51% 11.90% 10.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1,379 2,584 2,548
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +7.49%

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 12,735 24,463 27,816
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 91.21% 91.35% 90.22%
Number of salaries quoted 10,275 19,670 23,126
Median annual salary £50,198 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.40% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,951
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 4 July 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 4 July 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 +5 578 £55,000 - 64
Hampshire -9 330 £50,000 +11.11% 39
Berkshire +9 309 £60,000 - 22
Surrey +6 247 £55,000 - 33
Oxfordshire -5 212 £40,000 -23.81% 24
West Sussex -4 163 £52,500 +10.53% 16
East Sussex +5 131 £55,000 - 9
Buckinghamshire -14 57 £60,000 +26.32% 18
Kent +27 43 £42,500 -5.56% 8
Sussex - 7 £32,363 - 1
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 4 July 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.

1 558 (38.06%) C#
2 538 (36.70%) Agile Software Development
3 487 (33.22%) JavaScript
4 451 (30.76%) .NET
5 407 (27.76%) C++
6 385 (26.26%) Degree
7 349 (23.81%) Java
8 348 (23.74%) Python
9 343 (23.40%) HTML
10 325 (22.17%) SQL
11 293 (19.99%) CSS
12 282 (19.24%) Docker
13 269 (18.35%) Linux
14 262 (17.87%) AngularJS
15 248 (16.92%) Computer Science
16 246 (16.78%) Windows
17 244 (16.64%) Git (software)
18 242 (16.51%) Microservices
19 232 (15.83%) Azure
20 226 (15.42%) C
21 215 (14.67%) Scrum
22 212 (14.46%) DevOps
23 208 (14.19%) Test Automation
24 202 (13.78%) React
25 196 (13.37%) Mathematics
26 182 (12.41%) Unit Testing
27 178 (12.14%) Problem-Solving
28 169 (11.53%) AWS
29 156 (10.64%) .NET Core
30 147 (10.03%) TDD

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 44 (3.00%) Confluence
2 28 (1.91%) Apache
3 24 (1.64%) IIS
4 22 (1.50%) CMS
5 20 (1.36%) Tomcat
6 10 (0.68%) CICS
6 10 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
7 9 (0.61%) Apache Spark
8 8 (0.55%) WebSphere
9 7 (0.48%) Apache Solr
10 4 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
11 3 (0.20%) Drupal
11 3 (0.20%) JBoss
11 3 (0.20%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.14%) EPiServer
12 2 (0.14%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.14%) SharePoint
12 2 (0.14%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.14%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.48%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.34%) Photoshop
4 5 (0.34%) Sketch
4 5 (0.34%) SOLIDWORKS
4 5 (0.34%) Zeplin
5 4 (0.27%) Simulink
6 3 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.14%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.068%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.068%) CATIA
8 1 (0.068%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 3 (0.20%) OpenCart
2 1 (0.068%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.068%) Magento
2 1 (0.068%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.068%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.068%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.068%) Ripple
Cloud Services
1 232 (15.83%) Azure
2 169 (11.53%) AWS
3 100 (6.82%) SaaS
4 48 (3.27%) GCP
5 26 (1.77%) Serverless
6 23 (1.57%) GitHub
7 19 (1.30%) OpenShift
8 18 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
9 16 (1.09%) PaaS
10 15 (1.02%) AWS Lambda
11 14 (0.95%) Apigee
12 13 (0.89%) npm
13 12 (0.82%) Boomi
14 9 (0.61%) IaaS
14 9 (0.61%) Power Platform
15 8 (0.55%) Amazon Cognito
16 6 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
17 5 (0.34%) Amazon SQS
17 5 (0.34%) Azure Functions
17 5 (0.34%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.50%) Wireless
2 21 (1.43%) TCP/IP
3 17 (1.16%) DNS
3 17 (1.16%) HTTP
4 13 (0.89%) Bluetooth
4 13 (0.89%) Internet
5 12 (0.82%) VoIP
6 11 (0.75%) H.323
6 11 (0.75%) Skype
7 10 (0.68%) ATM
8 9 (0.61%) Ethernet
9 8 (0.55%) WAN
10 6 (0.41%) 5G
10 6 (0.41%) MQTT
10 6 (0.41%) SSH
11 5 (0.34%) LTE
11 5 (0.34%) Modbus
12 4 (0.27%) Network Security
12 4 (0.27%) Radio Access Network
12 4 (0.27%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (9.14%) SQL Server
2 90 (6.14%) MySQL
3 66 (4.50%) Big Data
4 63 (4.30%) PostgreSQL
5 46 (3.14%) NoSQL
5 46 (3.14%) Relational Database
6 43 (2.93%) MongoDB
7 19 (1.30%) Hadoop
8 15 (1.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 14 (0.95%) Redis
10 10 (0.68%) Spatial Data
11 9 (0.61%) Azure SQL Database
11 9 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (0.61%) DB2
12 8 (0.55%) RDBMS
13 7 (0.48%) ArangoDB
13 7 (0.48%) Geospatial Data
13 7 (0.48%) Neo4j
13 7 (0.48%) Oracle Database
13 7 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 244 (16.64%) Git (software)
2 118 (8.05%) JIRA
3 96 (6.55%) Jenkins
4 54 (3.68%) Subversion
5 49 (3.34%) Selenium
6 46 (3.14%) Visual Studio
7 33 (2.25%) Maven
8 31 (2.11%) Bitbucket
9 30 (2.05%) Eclipse
10 21 (1.43%) JUnit
11 19 (1.30%) webpack
12 16 (1.09%) Xcode
13 15 (1.02%) gulp
14 14 (0.95%) Cucumber
14 14 (0.95%) Gradle
14 14 (0.95%) JMeter
15 13 (0.89%) Jasmine
16 10 (0.68%) git-flow
16 10 (0.68%) Moq
16 10 (0.68%) Postman
General
1 124 (8.46%) Finance
2 52 (3.55%) Aerospace
3 43 (2.93%) Telecoms
4 42 (2.86%) Manufacturing
5 39 (2.66%) Games
6 38 (2.59%) Electronics
7 37 (2.52%) Retail
8 30 (2.05%) Banking
9 28 (1.91%) Military
10 17 (1.16%) Automotive
11 13 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
12 10 (0.68%) Public Sector
13 9 (0.61%) Advertising
14 7 (0.48%) Marketing
15 4 (0.27%) Law
16 3 (0.20%) Back Office
16 3 (0.20%) Legal
16 3 (0.20%) Police
16 3 (0.20%) Publishing
17 2 (0.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 728 (49.66%) Software Engineer
2 601 (41.00%) Developer
3 185 (12.62%) Senior Software Engineer
4 158 (10.78%) Software Developer
5 131 (8.94%) C++ Software Engineer
6 112 (7.64%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 104 (7.09%) C# Software Engineer
8 97 (6.62%) C# Developer
9 93 (6.34%) .NET Developer
10 88 (6.00%) Embedded Engineer
11 84 (5.73%) Junior
11 84 (5.73%) Senior Developer
12 80 (5.46%) Java Developer
13 79 (5.39%) Embedded Software Engineer
13 79 (5.39%) Full Stack Developer
14 69 (4.71%) Java Engineer
15 67 (4.57%) Graduate
16 62 (4.23%) Python Developer
17 61 (4.16%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 61 (4.16%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 451 (30.76%) .NET
2 343 (23.40%) HTML
3 293 (19.99%) CSS
4 262 (17.87%) AngularJS
5 202 (13.78%) React
6 156 (10.64%) .NET Core
7 145 (9.89%) Node.js
8 127 (8.66%) .NET Framework
9 126 (8.59%) RESTful
10 121 (8.25%) HTML5
11 115 (7.84%) REST
12 99 (6.75%) Spring
13 84 (5.73%) ASP.NET
14 69 (4.71%) Vue.js
15 63 (4.30%) ASP.NET Web API
16 61 (4.16%) jQuery
17 57 (3.89%) WinForms
18 56 (3.82%) CSS3
19 51 (3.48%) Web Services
20 47 (3.21%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 141 (9.62%) Greenfield Project
2 114 (7.78%) Algorithms
3 100 (6.82%) User Experience
4 80 (5.46%) Analytical Skills
5 58 (3.96%) Embedded Systems
6 42 (2.86%) Mobile App
7 35 (2.39%) Self-Motivation
8 32 (2.18%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 23 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
10 21 (1.43%) Linux Command Line
11 19 (1.30%) Cloud Native
12 18 (1.23%) Robotics
13 17 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
14 16 (1.09%) Device Driver
14 16 (1.09%) SIMD
15 15 (1.02%) Management Information System
16 14 (0.95%) Mainframe
17 13 (0.89%) iPad
18 11 (0.75%) CUDA
18 11 (0.75%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 269 (18.35%) Linux
2 246 (16.78%) Windows
3 44 (3.00%) Android
4 40 (2.73%) Apple iOS
5 35 (2.39%) Embedded Linux
6 29 (1.98%) Unix
7 13 (0.89%) Windows Server
8 10 (0.68%) CentOS
9 7 (0.48%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.27%) FreeRTOS
10 4 (0.27%) Solaris
10 4 (0.27%) VxWorks
10 4 (0.27%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.20%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.14%) Robot Operating System
13 1 (0.068%) SafeRTOS
13 1 (0.068%) ThreadX
13 1 (0.068%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.068%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 538 (36.70%) Agile Software Development
2 248 (16.92%) Computer Science
3 242 (16.51%) Microservices
4 215 (14.67%) Scrum
5 212 (14.46%) DevOps
6 208 (14.19%) Test Automation
7 196 (13.37%) Mathematics
8 182 (12.41%) Unit Testing
9 178 (12.14%) Problem-Solving
10 147 (10.03%) TDD
11 128 (8.73%) OO
12 119 (8.12%) Web Development
13 116 (7.91%) SDLC
14 112 (7.64%) Continuous Integration
15 110 (7.50%) MVC
16 107 (7.30%) Front End Development
17 92 (6.28%) Artificial Intelligence
18 89 (6.07%) Fintech
19 84 (5.73%) Machine Learning
20 81 (5.53%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 558 (38.06%) C#
2 487 (33.22%) JavaScript
3 407 (27.76%) C++
4 349 (23.81%) Java
5 348 (23.74%) Python
6 325 (22.17%) SQL
7 226 (15.42%) C
8 87 (5.93%) PHP
9 84 (5.73%) TypeScript
10 65 (4.43%) MATLAB
11 55 (3.75%) R
12 38 (2.59%) VB.NET
13 34 (2.32%) Bash Shell
14 32 (2.18%) Go
14 32 (2.18%) Java 8
14 32 (2.18%) Kotlin
15 30 (2.05%) T-SQL
16 29 (1.98%) Assembly Language
17 26 (1.77%) Scala
18 25 (1.71%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 385 (26.26%) Degree
2 144 (9.82%) Computer Science Degree
3 58 (3.96%) Security Cleared
4 37 (2.52%) SC Cleared
5 19 (1.30%) PhD
6 17 (1.16%) DV Cleared
6 17 (1.16%) Numerate Degree
7 10 (0.68%) DBS Check
8 9 (0.61%) PMI Certification
9 8 (0.55%) Master's Degree
10 7 (0.48%) ISTQB
10 7 (0.48%) PMP
11 6 (0.41%) ISEB
12 5 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.20%) AWS Certification
13 3 (0.20%) SANS
14 2 (0.14%) CCNA
14 2 (0.14%) IIBA
15 1 (0.068%) CISSP
15 1 (0.068%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (5.39%) QA
2 18 (1.23%) GDPR
3 12 (0.82%) DICOM
4 11 (0.75%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.55%) IEC 61508
6 8 (0.55%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.55%) NIST
7 5 (0.34%) NIST 800
8 4 (0.27%) IEC 62304
8 4 (0.27%) ISO 13485
9 3 (0.20%) COBIT
9 3 (0.20%) PMO
10 2 (0.14%) HL7
System Software
1 282 (19.24%) Docker
2 59 (4.02%) Firmware
3 12 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.75%) Active Directory
5 9 (0.61%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.48%) RACF
7 6 (0.41%) ACF2
8 5 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.27%) KVM
10 3 (0.20%) vSphere
11 2 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.14%) LXC
11 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.14%) Postfix
11 2 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.068%) Job Entry Subsystem
12 1 (0.068%) Time Sharing Option
12 1 (0.068%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 106 (7.23%) Kubernetes
2 43 (2.93%) Terraform
3 22 (1.50%) Ansible
4 8 (0.55%) BMC PATROL
5 6 (0.41%) CFEngine
6 5 (0.34%) Puppet
7 4 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (0.20%) Grafana
9 2 (0.14%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (0.14%) MIIS
10 1 (0.068%) Ambari
10 1 (0.068%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 1 (0.068%) Kibana
10 1 (0.068%) OpenNebula
10 1 (0.068%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.068%) Rancher
10 1 (0.068%) Salt
10 1 (0.068%) SELinux
Vendors
1 105 (7.16%) Microsoft
2 40 (2.73%) Google
3 30 (2.05%) Oracle
4 24 (1.64%) VMware
5 20 (1.36%) Atlassian
6 19 (1.30%) Xamarin
7 15 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
8 13 (0.89%) Dell
9 11 (0.75%) Intel
9 11 (0.75%) MuleSoft
9 11 (0.75%) TIBCO
10 10 (0.68%) BT
11 9 (0.61%) Actian
11 9 (0.61%) Perforce
12 8 (0.55%) Red Hat
13 7 (0.48%) IBM
14 6 (0.41%) HP
15 5 (0.34%) Avaya
15 5 (0.34%) QNX
15 5 (0.34%) SAP