Period
to 18 September 2019

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 18 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > South East
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 19 22 24
Rank change year-on-year +3 +2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 2,726 2,723 2,335
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 10.48% 9.19% 8.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.55% 10.19% 8.95%
Number of salaries quoted 2,275 2,395 2,134
South East median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £64,625
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 23,603 26,725 26,094
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 90.78% 90.24% 90.12%
Number of salaries quoted 18,868 22,078 21,490
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,825 £68,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in the South East over the 6 months to 18 September 2019.

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 18 September 2019. 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 +6 1,193 £52,500 - 211
Hampshire +3 695 £47,500 +5.56% 129
Berkshire -1 513 £55,000 - 69
Oxfordshire +7 510 £45,000 -14.29% 98
Surrey -1 297 £55,000 +10.00% 83
West Sussex +7 271 £47,500 +5.56% 41
East Sussex +9 201 £55,000 +22.22% 17
Buckinghamshire +37 170 £50,000 +2.56% 44
Kent -2 60 £47,500 - 26
Middlesex - 4 £42,500 - 1
Isle of Wight - 4 £35,000 -
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2019, 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 1,209 (44.35%) Agile Software Development
2 1,041 (38.19%) C#
3 947 (34.74%) C++
4 858 (31.47%) JavaScript
5 845 (31.00%) Java
6 772 (28.32%) Degree
7 678 (24.87%) .NET
8 607 (22.27%) Python
9 582 (21.35%) Computer Science
10 547 (20.07%) Linux
11 485 (17.79%) Git (software)
12 478 (17.53%) C
13 440 (16.14%) SQL
14 439 (16.10%) HTML
15 387 (14.20%) TDD
16 385 (14.12%) CSS
17 381 (13.98%) AngularJS
18 351 (12.88%) AWS
19 350 (12.84%) Computer Science Degree
20 345 (12.66%) Windows
21 337 (12.36%) Scrum
21 337 (12.36%) Mathematics
22 336 (12.33%) Docker
23 322 (11.81%) Continuous Integration
24 320 (11.74%) Azure
24 320 (11.74%) DevOps
25 318 (11.67%) Microservices
26 301 (11.04%) Problem-Solving
27 300 (11.01%) Unit Testing
27 300 (11.01%) OO

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 67 (2.46%) Confluence
2 55 (2.02%) Elasticsearch
3 49 (1.80%) Apache
4 47 (1.72%) Apache Spark
4 47 (1.72%) Tomcat
5 40 (1.47%) CMS
6 25 (0.92%) Hyperledger
7 23 (0.84%) Sitecore CMS
8 20 (0.73%) Drupal
9 15 (0.55%) JBoss
10 14 (0.51%) WordPress
11 11 (0.40%) SugarCRM
12 8 (0.29%) Apache Solr
12 8 (0.29%) WebSphere
13 7 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 7 (0.26%) SharePoint
13 7 (0.26%) Skype for Business
14 6 (0.22%) GlassFish
14 6 (0.22%) Oracle Service Bus
14 6 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 14 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (0.37%) Sketch
3 8 (0.29%) Figma
3 8 (0.29%) OmniGraffle
3 8 (0.29%) Simulink
4 6 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.18%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.18%) SOLIDWORKS
6 3 (0.11%) Doxygen
6 3 (0.11%) Fireworks
6 3 (0.11%) Microsoft Excel
7 1 (0.037%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.037%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.037%) InDesign
7 1 (0.037%) Maya
7 1 (0.037%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.037%) Weka
Business Applications
1 3 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.073%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.037%) Magento
3 1 (0.037%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.037%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 351 (12.88%) AWS
2 320 (11.74%) Azure
3 181 (6.64%) SaaS
4 126 (4.62%) GCP
5 56 (2.05%) Cloud Computing
6 48 (1.76%) Serverless
7 41 (1.50%) Amazon EC2
8 36 (1.32%) GitHub
9 34 (1.25%) npm
10 28 (1.03%) Amazon S3
11 26 (0.95%) PaaS
12 24 (0.88%) IaaS
13 21 (0.77%) IBM Cloud
14 20 (0.73%) AWS Lambda
15 12 (0.44%) Amazon SQS
15 12 (0.44%) Heroku
16 10 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
16 10 (0.37%) Office 365
16 10 (0.37%) Sage Pay
17 8 (0.29%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (1.87%) TCP/IP
2 42 (1.54%) Internet
3 32 (1.17%) RS-232
4 25 (0.92%) RS-485
5 22 (0.81%) VoIP
5 22 (0.81%) Wireless
6 21 (0.77%) Bluetooth
7 14 (0.51%) HTTP
7 14 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
8 13 (0.48%) Network Security
9 10 (0.37%) SSL
10 9 (0.33%) Wireshark
11 8 (0.29%) Ethernet
11 8 (0.29%) RTP
11 8 (0.29%) SSH
11 8 (0.29%) VPN
12 7 (0.26%) PSTN
12 7 (0.26%) Skype
12 7 (0.26%) Unified Communications
13 6 (0.22%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 225 (8.25%) SQL Server
2 166 (6.09%) MySQL
3 132 (4.84%) PostgreSQL
4 124 (4.55%) MongoDB
5 95 (3.48%) NoSQL
5 95 (3.48%) Relational Database
6 87 (3.19%) Big Data
7 59 (2.16%) Hadoop
8 40 (1.47%) Redis
9 39 (1.43%) RDBMS
10 34 (1.25%) Apache Cassandra
11 31 (1.14%) Blockchain
12 30 (1.10%) Neo4j
13 26 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
14 19 (0.70%) GIS
15 11 (0.40%) DB2
16 10 (0.37%) Geospatial Data
17 9 (0.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 9 (0.33%) Cosmos DB
17 9 (0.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 485 (17.79%) Git (software)
2 251 (9.21%) Jenkins
3 155 (5.69%) JIRA
4 150 (5.50%) Maven
5 112 (4.11%) Visual Studio
6 96 (3.52%) Subversion
7 78 (2.86%) Selenium
8 53 (1.94%) JUnit
9 52 (1.91%) Eclipse
10 50 (1.83%) TeamCity
11 46 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
12 43 (1.58%) Cucumber
13 40 (1.47%) Bitbucket
14 35 (1.28%) Bugzilla
15 34 (1.25%) CruiseControl
15 34 (1.25%) Gemini Tracker
15 34 (1.25%) Hudson
15 34 (1.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 33 (1.21%) webpack
17 32 (1.17%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 213 (7.81%) Finance
2 156 (5.72%) Electronics
3 75 (2.75%) Manufacturing
4 69 (2.53%) Marketing
5 68 (2.49%) Telecoms
6 55 (2.02%) Retail
7 54 (1.98%) Public Sector
8 52 (1.91%) Automotive
9 44 (1.61%) Games
10 40 (1.47%) Aerospace
11 39 (1.43%) Banking
12 25 (0.92%) Law
13 24 (0.88%) Military
14 18 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
15 17 (0.62%) Advertising
16 15 (0.55%) Publishing
17 7 (0.26%) Financial Institution
17 7 (0.26%) Legal
18 6 (0.22%) Avionics
19 5 (0.18%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1,298 (47.62%) Software Engineer
2 952 (34.92%) Developer
3 383 (14.05%) Senior Software Engineer
4 231 (8.47%) Software Developer
5 227 (8.33%) Java Developer
6 220 (8.07%) Graduate
7 213 (7.81%) Junior
8 208 (7.63%) C++ Software Engineer
9 194 (7.12%) C# Developer
10 191 (7.01%) C# Software Engineer
11 144 (5.28%) .NET Developer
11 144 (5.28%) Embedded Engineer
12 140 (5.14%) Senior Developer
13 137 (5.03%) Java Engineer
14 125 (4.59%) Graduate Software Engineer
15 122 (4.48%) Embedded Software Engineer
16 116 (4.26%) Java Software Engineer
17 113 (4.15%) Junior Developer
18 103 (3.78%) .NET Software Engineer
19 88 (3.23%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 678 (24.87%) .NET
2 439 (16.10%) HTML
3 385 (14.12%) CSS
4 381 (13.98%) AngularJS
5 291 (10.67%) RESTful
6 251 (9.21%) React
7 235 (8.62%) ASP.NET
8 233 (8.55%) Spring
9 221 (8.11%) Node.js
10 180 (6.60%) Web Services
11 150 (5.50%) WPF
12 140 (5.14%) HTML5
13 138 (5.06%) REST
14 131 (4.81%) .NET Core
15 126 (4.62%) .NET Framework
16 116 (4.26%) Spring Boot
17 111 (4.07%) ASP.NET MVC
18 93 (3.41%) jQuery
19 72 (2.64%) Redux
20 71 (2.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 231 (8.47%) Algorithms
2 177 (6.49%) Greenfield Project
3 131 (4.81%) User Experience
4 113 (4.15%) Self-Motivation
5 101 (3.71%) Analytical Skills
5 101 (3.71%) Embedded Systems
6 49 (1.80%) Robotics
7 43 (1.58%) Data Structures
7 43 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
8 42 (1.54%) Mobile App
9 38 (1.39%) Public Cloud
10 32 (1.17%) Private Cloud
11 26 (0.95%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 26 (0.95%) Life Science
12 23 (0.84%) Device Driver
12 23 (0.84%) Driving Licence
12 23 (0.84%) Internet of Things
12 23 (0.84%) iPad
13 22 (0.81%) CUDA
14 20 (0.73%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 547 (20.07%) Linux
2 345 (12.66%) Windows
3 129 (4.73%) Android
4 89 (3.26%) Apple iOS
5 54 (1.98%) Unix
6 36 (1.32%) Embedded Linux
7 16 (0.59%) VxWorks
8 13 (0.48%) Debian
9 12 (0.44%) Windows Server
10 11 (0.40%) ThreadX
11 6 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.22%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.18%) CentOS
12 5 (0.18%) FreeBSD
12 5 (0.18%) Windows 10
12 5 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.15%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.11%) FreeRTOS
15 2 (0.073%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.073%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,209 (44.35%) Agile Software Development
2 582 (21.35%) Computer Science
3 387 (14.20%) TDD
4 337 (12.36%) Mathematics
4 337 (12.36%) Scrum
5 322 (11.81%) Continuous Integration
6 320 (11.74%) DevOps
7 318 (11.67%) Microservices
8 301 (11.04%) Problem-Solving
9 300 (11.01%) OO
9 300 (11.01%) Unit Testing
10 249 (9.13%) Test Automation
11 244 (8.95%) MVC
12 231 (8.47%) SDLC
13 203 (7.45%) Mentoring
14 199 (7.30%) Artificial Intelligence
15 180 (6.60%) Web Development
16 172 (6.31%) Physics
17 170 (6.24%) Machine Learning
18 162 (5.94%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 1,041 (38.19%) C#
2 947 (34.74%) C++
3 858 (31.47%) JavaScript
4 845 (31.00%) Java
5 607 (22.27%) Python
6 478 (17.53%) C
7 440 (16.14%) SQL
8 143 (5.25%) PHP
9 123 (4.51%) TypeScript
10 115 (4.22%) Ruby
11 86 (3.15%) Go
12 80 (2.93%) Java 8
13 77 (2.82%) MATLAB
14 69 (2.53%) Embedded C
15 64 (2.35%) XAML
16 63 (2.31%) Embedded C++
17 62 (2.27%) Bash Shell
18 61 (2.24%) Scala
19 56 (2.05%) R
20 50 (1.83%) ES6
Qualifications
1 772 (28.32%) Degree
2 350 (12.84%) Computer Science Degree
3 182 (6.68%) Security Cleared
4 127 (4.66%) SC Cleared
5 78 (2.86%) DV Cleared
6 51 (1.87%) Numerate Degree
7 50 (1.83%) PhD
8 29 (1.06%) DBS Check
8 29 (1.06%) Master's Degree
9 13 (0.48%) AWS Certification
10 11 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
11 10 (0.37%) ISTQB
12 6 (0.22%) CCNA
12 6 (0.22%) CCNP
12 6 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.11%) JNCIA
13 3 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (0.073%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (3.89%) QA
2 20 (0.73%) DICOM
3 15 (0.55%) GDPR
4 12 (0.44%) ISO 9001
5 9 (0.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 9 (0.33%) SLA
6 8 (0.29%) PMO
7 6 (0.22%) IEC 61508
7 6 (0.22%) ISO 13485
7 6 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.073%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.073%) DO-254
8 2 (0.073%) GAMP
9 1 (0.037%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.037%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.037%) DO-178B
9 1 (0.037%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.037%) ISO 26262
9 1 (0.037%) MISRA
9 1 (0.037%) TickIT
System Software
1 336 (12.33%) Docker
2 72 (2.64%) Firmware
3 18 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
4 16 (0.59%) vSphere
5 15 (0.55%) Active Directory
6 11 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
7 9 (0.33%) VirtualBox
8 5 (0.18%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.15%) Kamailio
9 4 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.11%) HDFS
11 1 (0.037%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.037%) LXC
Systems Management
1 144 (5.28%) Kubernetes
2 80 (2.93%) Ansible
3 53 (1.94%) Puppet
4 43 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
5 39 (1.43%) Terraform
6 12 (0.44%) Docker Swarm
7 11 (0.40%) Kibana
8 10 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
9 9 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
10 8 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
11 6 (0.22%) logstash
11 6 (0.22%) Marathon
11 6 (0.22%) Mesos
11 6 (0.22%) Prometheus
11 6 (0.22%) Salt
12 4 (0.15%) Nagios
13 3 (0.11%) Ambari
13 3 (0.11%) Cisco CUCM
13 3 (0.11%) Fluentd
13 3 (0.11%) SELinux
Vendors
1 232 (8.51%) Microsoft
2 100 (3.67%) Google
3 89 (3.26%) Oracle
4 64 (2.35%) Sage
5 49 (1.80%) SAP
6 32 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
7 26 (0.95%) IBM
8 24 (0.88%) Sitecore
9 17 (0.62%) VMware
10 16 (0.59%) Cypress Semiconductor
10 16 (0.59%) Freescale
10 16 (0.59%) Renesas
11 15 (0.55%) hybris
12 14 (0.51%) Perforce
13 13 (0.48%) QNX
14 12 (0.44%) Klocwork
14 12 (0.44%) Xamarin
15 10 (0.37%) Cisco
16 8 (0.29%) Sencha
16 8 (0.29%) Sun