Period
to 16 April 2021

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 16 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > South East
6 months to
16 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 18 17 16
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 +6
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 1,273 2,097 3,199
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 10.12% 10.32% 12.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.04% 11.35% 13.06%
Number of salaries quoted 944 1,828 2,720
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £28,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £37,815 £36,438
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £69,032 £62,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £71,250 £73,750
England median annual salary £61,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +2.50% +9.09% +4.76%

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 11,530 18,471 24,494
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 91.65% 90.89% 91.93%
Number of salaries quoted 8,945 15,080 20,206
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £28,000
25th Percentile £41,000 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,000 £50,000 £49,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% +2.04% +8.89%
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £73,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% 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 16 April 2021.

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 16 April 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
Thames Valley -1 446 £58,750 +17.50% 149
Hampshire +6 314 £47,500 -5.00% 67
Berkshire -12 211 £60,000 +4.35% 57
East Sussex +7 176 £60,000 +20.00% 16
Surrey -5 154 £55,500 +0.91% 51
Oxfordshire -4 151 £55,000 +37.50% 61
West Sussex -12 107 £60,000 +14.29% 20
Buckinghamshire +30 84 £65,000 +13.04% 31
Kent +13 50 £38,750 -13.89% 15
Middlesex +1 5 £60,000 - 1
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 16 April 2021, 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.

1 489 (38.41%) Agile Software Development
2 411 (32.29%) JavaScript
3 406 (31.89%) C#
4 359 (28.20%) Docker
5 334 (26.24%) .NET
6 316 (24.82%) Degree
7 300 (23.57%) Azure
8 297 (23.33%) Java
9 286 (22.47%) DevOps
10 284 (22.31%) AWS
11 276 (21.68%) Linux
12 265 (20.82%) SQL
13 259 (20.35%) Kubernetes
14 253 (19.87%) C++
14 253 (19.87%) Python
14 253 (19.87%) Computer Science
15 246 (19.32%) React
16 232 (18.22%) AngularJS
17 220 (17.28%) Microservices
18 216 (16.97%) HTML
19 205 (16.10%) CSS
20 198 (15.55%) Test Automation
21 164 (12.88%) Scrum
22 161 (12.65%) Git (software)
23 153 (12.02%) Problem-Solving
24 150 (11.78%) TDD
25 140 (11.00%) Node.js
26 137 (10.76%) Computer Science Degree
27 130 (10.21%) Machine Learning
28 129 (10.13%) .NET Core

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 53 (4.16%) Apache
2 31 (2.44%) Confluence
3 20 (1.57%) Apache Spark
4 12 (0.94%) IIS
5 11 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
5 11 (0.86%) GemFire
5 11 (0.86%) OpenStack
6 7 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (0.47%) CMS
7 6 (0.47%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.39%) JBoss
9 4 (0.31%) Alfresco
9 4 (0.31%) Appian
9 4 (0.31%) Tornado
10 3 (0.24%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.16%) WildFly
11 2 (0.16%) WordPress
12 1 (0.079%) Mule
12 1 (0.079%) nginx
12 1 (0.079%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 9 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.24%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.079%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.079%) Sketch
4 1 (0.079%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 4 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.24%) Shopify
3 2 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 300 (23.57%) Azure
2 284 (22.31%) AWS
3 110 (8.64%) GCP
4 77 (6.05%) SaaS
5 47 (3.69%) GitHub
6 29 (2.28%) Cloud Computing
7 22 (1.73%) Serverless
8 17 (1.34%) Dynamics 365
8 17 (1.34%) PaaS
9 16 (1.26%) AWS CloudFormation
10 15 (1.18%) IBM Cloud
11 12 (0.94%) OpenShift
12 10 (0.79%) IaaS
13 8 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
14 7 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
14 7 (0.55%) Amazon Kinesis
14 7 (0.55%) Power Platform
15 5 (0.39%) Amazon S3
16 4 (0.31%) npm
16 4 (0.31%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.81%) HTTP
2 21 (1.65%) TCP/IP
3 10 (0.79%) HTTPS
4 9 (0.71%) Wireshark
5 8 (0.63%) Internet
6 7 (0.55%) H.323
7 6 (0.47%) Network Security
8 5 (0.39%) Software-Defined Radio
8 5 (0.39%) SpaceWire
8 5 (0.39%) Wireless
9 4 (0.31%) DNS
10 2 (0.16%) LTE
10 2 (0.16%) MQTT
11 1 (0.079%) 5G
11 1 (0.079%) Firewall
11 1 (0.079%) Radio Access Network
11 1 (0.079%) Reverse Proxy
11 1 (0.079%) RS-485
11 1 (0.079%) Skype
11 1 (0.079%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (9.35%) SQL Server
2 86 (6.76%) Relational Database
3 78 (6.13%) PostgreSQL
4 74 (5.81%) MySQL
5 72 (5.66%) NoSQL
6 58 (4.56%) Big Data
7 41 (3.22%) MongoDB
8 39 (3.06%) Redis
9 24 (1.89%) RDBMS
10 18 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
11 17 (1.34%) Neo4j
12 16 (1.26%) MariaDB
13 14 (1.10%) Hadoop
14 11 (0.86%) Geospatial Data
15 10 (0.79%) Apache Hive
16 9 (0.71%) Cosmos DB
17 8 (0.63%) GIS
17 8 (0.63%) HBase
17 8 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
18 7 (0.55%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 161 (12.65%) Git (software)
2 77 (6.05%) Jenkins
3 68 (5.34%) JIRA
4 47 (3.69%) Selenium
5 37 (2.91%) Visual Studio
6 35 (2.75%) Subversion
7 34 (2.67%) Cucumber
8 29 (2.28%) Eclipse
8 29 (2.28%) GitLab
9 26 (2.04%) JUnit
10 23 (1.81%) Protractor
11 19 (1.49%) Bitbucket
12 17 (1.34%) Mockito
13 16 (1.26%) Cypress.io
13 16 (1.26%) IntelliJ
13 16 (1.26%) SpecFlow
14 15 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 12 (0.94%) PHPUnit
15 12 (0.94%) Sonatype Nexus
15 12 (0.94%) Storybook
General
1 119 (9.35%) Finance
2 68 (5.34%) Law
3 52 (4.08%) Marketing
4 46 (3.61%) Electronics
5 37 (2.91%) Manufacturing
5 37 (2.91%) Public Sector
6 27 (2.12%) Banking
7 25 (1.96%) Telecoms
8 24 (1.89%) Automotive
8 24 (1.89%) Games
9 13 (1.02%) Aerospace
10 8 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
10 8 (0.63%) Retail
11 6 (0.47%) Legal
11 6 (0.47%) Military
12 5 (0.39%) Billing
12 5 (0.39%) Publishing
13 4 (0.31%) Local Government
14 2 (0.16%) Advertising
14 2 (0.16%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 522 (41.01%) Developer
2 470 (36.92%) Software Engineer
3 116 (9.11%) Senior Software Engineer
4 103 (8.09%) Software Developer
5 95 (7.46%) C# Developer
6 76 (5.97%) .NET Developer
7 68 (5.34%) C++ Software Engineer
7 68 (5.34%) DevOps Engineer
8 65 (5.11%) Senior Developer
9 62 (4.87%) Ruby Developer
10 60 (4.71%) C# Software Engineer
11 55 (4.32%) Java Engineer
12 50 (3.93%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 46 (3.61%) C# .NET Developer
13 46 (3.61%) Graduate
13 46 (3.61%) Python Developer
14 45 (3.53%) Full Stack Developer
15 44 (3.46%) Embedded Engineer
16 41 (3.22%) .NET Software Engineer
16 41 (3.22%) Senior Ruby Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 334 (26.24%) .NET
2 246 (19.32%) React
3 232 (18.22%) AngularJS
4 216 (16.97%) HTML
5 205 (16.10%) CSS
6 140 (11.00%) Node.js
7 129 (10.13%) .NET Core
8 111 (8.72%) Vue.js
9 109 (8.56%) REST
10 106 (8.33%) .NET Framework
11 103 (8.09%) RESTful
12 72 (5.66%) Ruby on Rails
13 64 (5.03%) Spring
14 63 (4.95%) HTML5
15 61 (4.79%) ASP.NET
16 59 (4.63%) Kafka
17 48 (3.77%) jQuery
18 45 (3.53%) XML
19 44 (3.46%) Redux
19 44 (3.46%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 86 (6.76%) Greenfield Project
2 83 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
3 69 (5.42%) Algorithms
4 47 (3.69%) User Experience
5 37 (2.91%) Data Structures
6 34 (2.67%) Self-Motivation
7 32 (2.51%) Linux Command Line
8 24 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
8 24 (1.89%) LIMS
8 24 (1.89%) Virtual Team
9 23 (1.81%) Cloud Native
10 20 (1.57%) Device Driver
10 20 (1.57%) Embedded Systems
11 18 (1.41%) Mobile App
12 17 (1.34%) Management Information System
13 12 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
14 11 (0.86%) Private Cloud
15 8 (0.63%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 7 (0.55%) Client/Server
16 7 (0.55%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 276 (21.68%) Linux
2 97 (7.62%) Windows
3 34 (2.67%) Unix
4 26 (2.04%) Embedded Linux
5 16 (1.26%) Android
6 9 (0.71%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.47%) CentOS
8 5 (0.39%) VxWorks
9 3 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.16%) Amazon Linux
10 2 (0.16%) Debian
11 1 (0.079%) FreeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 489 (38.41%) Agile Software Development
2 286 (22.47%) DevOps
3 253 (19.87%) Computer Science
4 220 (17.28%) Microservices
5 198 (15.55%) Test Automation
6 164 (12.88%) Scrum
7 153 (12.02%) Problem-Solving
8 150 (11.78%) TDD
9 130 (10.21%) Machine Learning
10 125 (9.82%) OO
11 124 (9.74%) Front End Development
12 118 (9.27%) Artificial Intelligence
13 112 (8.80%) OOP
14 109 (8.56%) Mentoring
15 87 (6.83%) MVC
16 84 (6.60%) Unit Testing
17 82 (6.44%) Continuous Integration
18 81 (6.36%) Software Testing
19 79 (6.21%) Fintech
20 74 (5.81%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 411 (32.29%) JavaScript
2 406 (31.89%) C#
3 297 (23.33%) Java
4 265 (20.82%) SQL
5 253 (19.87%) C++
5 253 (19.87%) Python
6 112 (8.80%) C
7 91 (7.15%) Ruby
8 82 (6.44%) TypeScript
9 69 (5.42%) Go
10 60 (4.71%) PHP
11 37 (2.91%) Bash Shell
12 27 (2.12%) PowerShell
13 22 (1.73%) VB.NET
14 21 (1.65%) Embedded C
15 19 (1.49%) Embedded C++
15 19 (1.49%) Groovy
15 19 (1.49%) VB
16 18 (1.41%) T-SQL
17 17 (1.34%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 316 (24.82%) Degree
2 137 (10.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 66 (5.18%) Security Cleared
4 46 (3.61%) SC Cleared
5 13 (1.02%) ISTQB
5 13 (1.02%) PhD
6 11 (0.86%) DBS Check
7 10 (0.79%) HND
8 9 (0.71%) Master's Degree
9 7 (0.55%) OCP
9 7 (0.55%) Oracle Certification
9 7 (0.55%) PMI Certification
10 6 (0.47%) DV Cleared
10 6 (0.47%) ISEB
10 6 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
11 5 (0.39%) Chartered Engineer
11 5 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 5 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.24%) AWS Certification
12 3 (0.24%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (6.05%) QA
2 9 (0.71%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.39%) PMO
3 5 (0.39%) SLA
4 3 (0.24%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.24%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.16%) GDPR
5 2 (0.16%) ISO 13485
6 1 (0.079%) HAZOP
6 1 (0.079%) HL7
6 1 (0.079%) ISO 26262
6 1 (0.079%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.079%) JTAG
System Software
1 359 (28.20%) Docker
2 31 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.02%) Hyper-V
4 11 (0.86%) Firmware
5 7 (0.55%) HDFS
6 6 (0.47%) KVM
7 3 (0.24%) Postfix
8 1 (0.079%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 259 (20.35%) Kubernetes
2 79 (6.21%) Terraform
3 54 (4.24%) Ansible
4 16 (1.26%) Puppet
5 10 (0.79%) Prometheus
6 8 (0.63%) Grafana
7 7 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (0.47%) ZABBIX
9 3 (0.24%) Consul
9 3 (0.24%) Docker Swarm
9 3 (0.24%) Graphite
9 3 (0.24%) Nmap
9 3 (0.24%) Packer
10 2 (0.16%) vRealize
11 1 (0.079%) HP Fortify
11 1 (0.079%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.079%) Kubeflow
Vendors
1 77 (6.05%) Microsoft
2 47 (3.69%) VMware
3 18 (1.41%) SAP
4 17 (1.34%) Google
4 17 (1.34%) IBM
4 17 (1.34%) Xceptor
5 15 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
6 11 (0.86%) Okta
7 9 (0.71%) Sun
8 7 (0.55%) Oracle
8 7 (0.55%) Red Hat
8 7 (0.55%) Xamarin
9 6 (0.47%) ESRI
9 6 (0.47%) Facebook
9 6 (0.47%) New Relic
10 5 (0.39%) Splunk
11 4 (0.31%) Pega
12 3 (0.24%) Apple
12 3 (0.24%) Black Duck
12 3 (0.24%) Siebel