Period
to 22 February 2018

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 22 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > South East
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 24 27
Rank change year-on-year +1 +3 +5
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 2,815 2,398 3,043
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 8.92% 7.63% 7.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.18% 8.75% 8.50%
Number of salaries quoted 2,452 2,156 3,058
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 27,663 27,415 35,794
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 87.65% 87.22% 87.31%
Number of salaries quoted 22,843 22,428 30,174
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 22 February 2018.

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 22 February 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 -1 1,051 £50,000 +11.11% 233
Hampshire +5 807 £42,500 -5.56% 100
Oxfordshire +6 513 £50,000 +5.26% 107
Surrey +5 442 £50,000 +5.26% 52
Berkshire -18 352 £52,500 +5.00% 83
West Sussex +2 259 £45,000 - 37
Buckinghamshire +4 188 £46,000 +15.00% 43
East Sussex -17 162 £45,000 -10.00% 23
Kent +37 84 £42,500 -8.11% 14
Middlesex +16 9 £62,500 +66.67%
Isle of Wight - 1 £27,500 - 1
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 2018, 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 1,201 (42.66%) Agile Software Development
2 1,122 (39.86%) C++
3 1,077 (38.26%) C#
4 899 (31.94%) Degree
5 891 (31.65%) Java
6 815 (28.95%) JavaScript
7 755 (26.82%) SQL
8 734 (26.07%) Linux
9 723 (25.68%) .NET
10 694 (24.65%) Computer Science
11 649 (23.06%) Python
12 567 (20.14%) Windows
13 539 (19.15%) TDD
14 484 (17.19%) HTML
15 464 (16.48%) C
16 449 (15.95%) SQL Server
17 444 (15.77%) Scrum
18 426 (15.13%) CSS
19 405 (14.39%) AngularJS
20 404 (14.35%) OO
21 345 (12.26%) MVC
22 335 (11.90%) Computer Science Degree
23 319 (11.33%) Web Services
24 306 (10.87%) Microsoft
25 298 (10.59%) ASP.NET
26 297 (10.55%) Amazon AWS
27 287 (10.20%) Multithreading
27 287 (10.20%) XML
28 275 (9.77%) Git (software)
29 270 (9.59%) Test Automation

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 56 (1.99%) Elasticsearch
1 56 (1.99%) Tomcat
2 52 (1.85%) OpenStack
3 45 (1.60%) Apache Spark
4 36 (1.28%) Confluence
5 30 (1.07%) Apache
6 27 (0.96%) JBoss
7 26 (0.92%) IIS
8 25 (0.89%) CMS
8 25 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 25 (0.89%) SharePoint
9 23 (0.82%) Apache Solr
10 16 (0.57%) nginx
11 15 (0.53%) WebLogic
12 11 (0.39%) NServiceBus
13 9 (0.32%) Apache Pig
14 8 (0.28%) WebSphere
14 8 (0.28%) WordPress
15 7 (0.25%) GeoServer
16 6 (0.21%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 21 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.14%) GIMP
2 4 (0.14%) Photoshop
2 4 (0.14%) Simulink
3 3 (0.11%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.036%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.036%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 24 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.28%) Infor M3
3 2 (0.071%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.071%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.071%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.036%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.036%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.036%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.036%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 297 (10.55%) Amazon AWS
2 188 (6.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 128 (4.55%) SaaS
4 34 (1.21%) GitHub
5 26 (0.92%) Dynamics 365
6 20 (0.71%) npm
7 18 (0.64%) OpenShift
8 17 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
9 15 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
10 13 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
10 13 (0.46%) PaaS
11 6 (0.21%) Yarn
12 5 (0.18%) Serverless
13 4 (0.14%) Office 365
14 3 (0.11%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.11%) Azure Data Factory
14 3 (0.11%) IaaS
15 2 (0.071%) AWS Lambda
15 2 (0.071%) Azure Active Directory
15 2 (0.071%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 72 (2.56%) TCP/IP
2 57 (2.02%) Internet
3 54 (1.92%) GSM
4 52 (1.85%) LTE
4 52 (1.85%) UMTS
5 46 (1.63%) Wireshark
6 38 (1.35%) Diameter Protocol
6 38 (1.35%) RANAP
7 34 (1.21%) Asterisk PBX
7 34 (1.21%) GGSN
7 34 (1.21%) MGW
7 34 (1.21%) PBX
7 34 (1.21%) RTP
7 34 (1.21%) SGSN
8 30 (1.07%) HTTP
9 29 (1.03%) Network Security
10 21 (0.75%) DHCP
11 17 (0.60%) VoIP
12 16 (0.57%) VPN
13 13 (0.46%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 449 (15.95%) SQL Server
2 203 (7.21%) MySQL
3 174 (6.18%) NoSQL
4 144 (5.12%) Big Data
5 116 (4.12%) Relational Database
6 113 (4.01%) MongoDB
7 110 (3.91%) PostgreSQL
8 74 (2.63%) Hadoop
9 56 (1.99%) RDBMS
10 48 (1.71%) Apache Cassandra
11 36 (1.28%) Redis
12 29 (1.03%) MariaDB
12 29 (1.03%) Oracle Database
13 25 (0.89%) SQL Server 2016
14 24 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
15 20 (0.71%) HBase
16 13 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
16 13 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 12 (0.43%) Apache Hive
18 11 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 275 (9.77%) Git (software)
2 207 (7.35%) Visual Studio
3 175 (6.22%) Subversion
4 123 (4.37%) Jenkins
5 97 (3.45%) Selenium
6 89 (3.16%) JIRA
7 72 (2.56%) Maven
8 67 (2.38%) Eclipse
9 66 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
10 62 (2.20%) JUnit
11 44 (1.56%) GCC
12 42 (1.49%) GDB
13 34 (1.21%) NUnit
13 34 (1.21%) Trac
14 30 (1.07%) IntelliJ
15 28 (0.99%) Cucumber
16 27 (0.96%) Ant
17 26 (0.92%) webpack
18 23 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 23 (0.82%) gulp
General
1 177 (6.29%) Finance
2 130 (4.62%) Telecoms
3 98 (3.48%) Electronics
4 70 (2.49%) Retail
5 53 (1.88%) Games
6 51 (1.81%) Manufacturing
7 50 (1.78%) Automotive
8 47 (1.67%) Banking
8 47 (1.67%) Marketing
9 39 (1.39%) Aerospace
10 35 (1.24%) Advertising
11 19 (0.67%) Military
12 16 (0.57%) Legal
13 12 (0.43%) Publishing
14 9 (0.32%) Billing
14 9 (0.32%) Multimedia
15 8 (0.28%) Law
16 7 (0.25%) Financial Institution
16 7 (0.25%) Investment Banking
17 6 (0.21%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 1,426 (50.66%) Software Engineer
2 1,021 (36.27%) Developer
3 446 (15.84%) C++ Software Engineer
4 386 (13.71%) Senior Software Engineer
5 301 (10.69%) Software Developer
6 284 (10.09%) Java Developer
7 248 (8.81%) .NET Developer
8 235 (8.35%) C# Developer
9 224 (7.96%) C# Software Engineer
10 222 (7.89%) Graduate
11 212 (7.53%) Senior Developer
12 205 (7.28%) Junior
13 188 (6.68%) Embedded Engineer
14 168 (5.97%) Java Engineer
15 163 (5.79%) C# .NET Developer
16 157 (5.58%) Embedded Software Engineer
17 155 (5.51%) Java Software Engineer
18 146 (5.19%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
19 137 (4.87%) .NET Software Engineer
20 135 (4.80%) Developer/Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 723 (25.68%) .NET
2 484 (17.19%) HTML
3 426 (15.13%) CSS
4 405 (14.39%) AngularJS
5 319 (11.33%) Web Services
6 298 (10.59%) ASP.NET
7 287 (10.20%) XML
8 243 (8.63%) .NET Framework
9 226 (8.03%) Spring
10 215 (7.64%) jQuery
11 193 (6.86%) REST
12 173 (6.15%) React
13 164 (5.83%) HTML5
14 162 (5.75%) STL
15 161 (5.72%) MFC
16 160 (5.68%) SOAP
17 158 (5.61%) Qt
17 158 (5.61%) RESTful
18 152 (5.40%) WPF
19 141 (5.01%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 694 (24.65%) Computer Science
2 207 (7.35%) Greenfield Project
3 187 (6.64%) Algorithms
4 160 (5.68%) User Experience
5 86 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
6 70 (2.49%) Mobile App
7 67 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
8 63 (2.24%) Embedded Systems
9 60 (2.13%) Client/Server
10 58 (2.06%) CUDA
11 50 (1.78%) Fintech
12 42 (1.49%) Device Driver
13 27 (0.96%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 26 (0.92%) Robotics
15 25 (0.89%) Management Information System
16 17 (0.60%) Data Centre
17 15 (0.53%) Public Cloud
17 15 (0.53%) Virtual Team
18 12 (0.43%) Cloud Native
19 11 (0.39%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 734 (26.07%) Linux
2 567 (20.14%) Windows
3 164 (5.83%) Unix
4 105 (3.73%) Embedded Linux
5 61 (2.17%) Android
6 48 (1.71%) Windows Server
7 37 (1.31%) Apple iOS
8 21 (0.75%) Mac OS
9 16 (0.57%) CentOS
10 15 (0.53%) VxWorks
11 14 (0.50%) Mac OS X
12 11 (0.39%) Ubuntu
13 10 (0.36%) Solaris
14 9 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
15 7 (0.25%) AIX
16 6 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 6 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
17 4 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
18 3 (0.11%) Windows 7
19 2 (0.071%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,201 (42.66%) Agile Software Development
2 539 (19.15%) TDD
3 444 (15.77%) Scrum
4 404 (14.35%) OO
5 345 (12.26%) MVC
6 287 (10.20%) Multithreading
7 270 (9.59%) Test Automation
8 263 (9.34%) Mathematics
9 249 (8.85%) Continuous Integration
10 214 (7.60%) SDLC
11 212 (7.53%) Unit Testing
12 195 (6.93%) OOP
13 182 (6.47%) Web Development
14 176 (6.25%) DevOps
15 173 (6.15%) Mentoring
16 156 (5.54%) Microservices
16 156 (5.54%) OOD
17 151 (5.36%) Physics
18 139 (4.94%) Machine Learning
19 133 (4.72%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 1,122 (39.86%) C++
2 1,077 (38.26%) C#
3 891 (31.65%) Java
4 815 (28.95%) JavaScript
5 755 (26.82%) SQL
6 649 (23.06%) Python
7 464 (16.48%) C
8 141 (5.01%) PHP
9 99 (3.52%) Ruby
10 93 (3.30%) T-SQL
11 88 (3.13%) Scala
12 77 (2.74%) Bash Shell
13 76 (2.70%) Perl
14 72 (2.56%) Embedded C++
14 72 (2.56%) VB.NET
15 62 (2.20%) TypeScript
16 60 (2.13%) Embedded C
16 60 (2.13%) Go
17 43 (1.53%) PowerShell
18 40 (1.42%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 899 (31.94%) Degree
2 335 (11.90%) Computer Science Degree
3 115 (4.09%) Security Cleared
4 98 (3.48%) PhD
5 62 (2.20%) SC Cleared
6 38 (1.35%) Master's Degree
7 30 (1.07%) DV Cleared
8 23 (0.82%) Oracle Certification
9 12 (0.43%) Numerate Degree
10 8 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.18%) DBS Check
11 5 (0.18%) ISTQB
11 5 (0.18%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.11%) Chartered Engineer
12 3 (0.11%) HND
12 3 (0.11%) ISEB
13 2 (0.071%) AWS Certification
13 2 (0.071%) CCNA
13 2 (0.071%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (0.036%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 152 (5.40%) QA
2 21 (0.75%) ISO 9001
3 11 (0.39%) ECSS
4 10 (0.36%) MISRA
5 9 (0.32%) MISRA C
6 8 (0.28%) GDPR
7 3 (0.11%) HL7
8 2 (0.071%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 2 (0.071%) DO-178B
8 2 (0.071%) ISO 13485
8 2 (0.071%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.071%) TickIT
9 1 (0.036%) DICOM
9 1 (0.036%) GCP
9 1 (0.036%) IEC 61131
9 1 (0.036%) IEC 62304
9 1 (0.036%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.036%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.036%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.036%) JTAG
System Software
1 127 (4.51%) Docker
2 57 (2.02%) Firmware
3 52 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (0.75%) Active Directory
5 12 (0.43%) Hyper-V
6 11 (0.39%) HDFS
7 10 (0.36%) Xen
8 7 (0.25%) Apache Flume
8 7 (0.25%) vSphere
9 6 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.14%) KVM
10 4 (0.14%) LXC
11 3 (0.11%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.036%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.036%) NFS
12 1 (0.036%) OpenDJ
12 1 (0.036%) OpenIDM
12 1 (0.036%) Postfix
12 1 (0.036%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.036%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 53 (1.88%) Ansible
1 53 (1.88%) Kubernetes
2 48 (1.71%) Puppet
3 35 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (0.50%) Terraform
5 6 (0.21%) Data Guard
5 6 (0.21%) Oozie
5 6 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 6 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
6 5 (0.18%) HAProxy
7 3 (0.11%) Docker Swarm
7 3 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.071%) Kibana
8 2 (0.071%) logstash
8 2 (0.071%) Nagios
8 2 (0.071%) Packer
8 2 (0.071%) Sonobuoy
9 1 (0.036%) Grafana
9 1 (0.036%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.036%) StatsD
Vendors
1 306 (10.87%) Microsoft
2 200 (7.10%) Oracle
3 71 (2.52%) VMware
4 68 (2.42%) Sophos
5 48 (1.71%) Cisco
6 39 (1.39%) Zend
7 38 (1.35%) Google
8 29 (1.03%) Sun
9 27 (0.96%) Capita
10 24 (0.85%) Atlassian
10 24 (0.85%) SAP
11 20 (0.71%) TIBCO
12 17 (0.60%) IBM
12 17 (0.60%) Red Hat
13 13 (0.46%) Atmel
13 13 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
13 13 (0.46%) Xamarin
14 12 (0.43%) Twitter
15 11 (0.39%) Perforce
15 11 (0.39%) SaltStack