Period
to 25 July 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 25 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > South East
6 months to
25 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 19 18 19
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 +4
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 1,876 1,275 2,803
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 11.49% 10.40% 10.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.36% 11.37% 11.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1,049 1,088 2,347
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £38,563 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £64,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £72,500 £73,750
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% +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 15,183 11,209 24,131
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 93.02% 91.46% 91.61%
Number of salaries quoted 10,765 9,189 19,698
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £28,374
25th Percentile £40,371 £38,750 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £76,700 £75,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -2 622 £57,500 +4.55% 177
Hampshire +6 608 £52,500 +2.44% 70
Berkshire -10 309 £60,000 +4.35% 77
Surrey -8 225 £55,000 - 56
Oxfordshire +2 218 £50,000 +25.00% 68
East Sussex +4 205 £57,500 +4.55% 11
West Sussex -6 118 £60,000 +14.29% 25
Buckinghamshire +5 95 £55,000 -4.35% 32
Kent -11 59 £37,500 -3.23% 16
Sussex -5 5 £60,000 +85.39% 2
Middlesex - 2 £60,000 -
Home Counties - 2 £100,000 -
Isle of Wight - 1 £40,000 - 1
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 912 (48.61%) Agile Software Development
2 687 (36.62%) Degree
3 628 (33.48%) Java
4 575 (30.65%) React
5 574 (30.60%) AWS
6 573 (30.54%) Computer Science
7 565 (30.12%) JavaScript
8 550 (29.32%) DevOps
9 521 (27.77%) Linux
10 504 (26.87%) C#
11 503 (26.81%) AngularJS
12 483 (25.75%) Python
13 479 (25.53%) Azure
14 475 (25.32%) Microservices
15 448 (23.88%) CSS
16 436 (23.24%) Finance
17 429 (22.87%) .NET
18 425 (22.65%) Docker
19 405 (21.59%) SQL
20 372 (19.83%) Git (software)
21 361 (19.24%) Node.js
22 337 (17.96%) Scrum
23 314 (16.74%) C++
24 312 (16.63%) Law
25 310 (16.52%) Social Skills
26 301 (16.04%) TDD
26 301 (16.04%) Kubernetes
27 297 (15.83%) HTML
28 295 (15.72%) Banking
29 281 (14.98%) Spring

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
1 200 (10.66%) Apache Spark
2 195 (10.39%) Apache
3 165 (8.80%) GemFire
4 42 (2.24%) Confluence
5 31 (1.65%) Elasticsearch
6 29 (1.55%) Cloud Foundry
7 21 (1.12%) Oracle Service Bus
7 21 (1.12%) WebLogic
8 16 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
9 13 (0.69%) Tomcat
10 11 (0.59%) OpenStack
11 10 (0.53%) JBoss
11 10 (0.53%) WebSphere
12 9 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
12 9 (0.48%) WordPress
13 7 (0.37%) Tornado
14 6 (0.32%) Jupyter
15 5 (0.27%) CMS
15 5 (0.27%) IIS
15 5 (0.27%) nginx
Applications
1 12 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.48%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.32%) Chatbot
4 5 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.053%) Figma
5 1 (0.053%) InDesign
5 1 (0.053%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.053%) Sketch
5 1 (0.053%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 9 (0.48%) Shopify
2 3 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.053%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.053%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.053%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.053%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 574 (30.60%) AWS
2 479 (25.53%) Azure
3 244 (13.01%) GitHub
4 241 (12.85%) GCP
5 150 (8.00%) Amazon Kinesis
6 114 (6.08%) SaaS
7 46 (2.45%) OpenShift
8 36 (1.92%) AWS CloudFormation
9 28 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
10 27 (1.44%) PaaS
11 24 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
12 21 (1.12%) Serverless
13 10 (0.53%) Snowflake
14 9 (0.48%) IBM Cloud
14 9 (0.48%) Microsoft 365
15 8 (0.43%) Amazon EKS
15 8 (0.43%) Amazon SQS
15 8 (0.43%) Apigee
15 8 (0.43%) Azure Functions
15 8 (0.43%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 31 (1.65%) TCP/IP
2 30 (1.60%) HTTP
3 19 (1.01%) Internet
4 17 (0.91%) SSH
5 16 (0.85%) Ethernet
6 10 (0.53%) Wireshark
7 9 (0.48%) Wireless
8 8 (0.43%) VPN
9 7 (0.37%) Firewall
10 6 (0.32%) 4G
10 6 (0.32%) 5G
11 5 (0.27%) H.323
11 5 (0.27%) HTTPS
11 5 (0.27%) SpaceWire
12 4 (0.21%) 3G
12 4 (0.21%) DNS
12 4 (0.21%) Network Security
12 4 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (0.16%) Bluetooth
13 3 (0.16%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 258 (13.75%) NoSQL
2 234 (12.47%) Relational Database
3 225 (11.99%) PostgreSQL
4 192 (10.23%) Big Data
5 190 (10.13%) MariaDB
6 187 (9.97%) HBase
7 182 (9.70%) SQL Server
8 180 (9.59%) Redis
9 94 (5.01%) MySQL
10 50 (2.67%) MongoDB
11 44 (2.35%) Hadoop
12 26 (1.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 26 (1.39%) Oracle Database
13 23 (1.23%) Oracle Database 10g
13 23 (1.23%) RDBMS
14 16 (0.85%) GIS
15 15 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
15 15 (0.80%) Neo4j
16 14 (0.75%) Apache Hive
17 12 (0.64%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 372 (19.83%) Git (software)
2 277 (14.77%) Jenkins
3 189 (10.07%) Protractor
4 188 (10.02%) Cypress.io
5 184 (9.81%) Cucumber
5 184 (9.81%) Storybook
6 173 (9.22%) JUnit
7 167 (8.90%) Sonatype Nexus
8 163 (8.69%) Gradle
9 161 (8.58%) Eclipse
10 159 (8.48%) IntelliJ
11 156 (8.32%) Mockito
12 124 (6.61%) Artifactory
13 81 (4.32%) JIRA
14 80 (4.26%) SonarQube
15 44 (2.35%) Subversion
16 40 (2.13%) GitLab
16 40 (2.13%) Visual Studio
17 36 (1.92%) Bitbucket
17 36 (1.92%) Selenium
General
1 436 (23.24%) Finance
2 312 (16.63%) Law
3 310 (16.52%) Social Skills
4 295 (15.72%) Banking
5 278 (14.82%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 106 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
7 66 (3.52%) Electronics
8 63 (3.36%) Marketing
9 50 (2.67%) Telecoms
10 47 (2.51%) Manufacturing
11 46 (2.45%) Automotive
12 43 (2.29%) Public Sector
13 38 (2.03%) Presentation Skills
14 28 (1.49%) Games
15 24 (1.28%) Retail
16 21 (1.12%) Police
17 18 (0.96%) Aerospace
18 13 (0.69%) Legal
19 11 (0.59%) Influencing Skills
19 11 (0.59%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 847 (45.15%) Software Engineer
2 676 (36.03%) Developer
3 252 (13.43%) Senior Software Engineer
4 156 (8.32%) Software Developer
5 133 (7.09%) Principal Engineer
6 127 (6.77%) .NET Developer
7 124 (6.61%) Principal Software Engineer
8 114 (6.08%) C# Developer
9 91 (4.85%) Senior Developer
10 90 (4.80%) Java Engineer
11 77 (4.10%) Java Software Engineer
12 74 (3.94%) Lead Developer
13 72 (3.84%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 72 (3.84%) Lead Software Engineer
14 67 (3.57%) C# Software Engineer
14 67 (3.57%) DevOps Engineer
14 67 (3.57%) Java Developer
15 66 (3.52%) Architect
16 64 (3.41%) C++ Software Engineer
17 60 (3.20%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 575 (30.65%) React
2 503 (26.81%) AngularJS
3 448 (23.88%) CSS
4 429 (22.87%) .NET
5 361 (19.24%) Node.js
6 297 (15.83%) HTML
7 281 (14.98%) Spring
8 272 (14.50%) RESTful
9 245 (13.06%) Kafka
10 225 (11.99%) Redux
11 204 (10.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 192 (10.23%) JSON
13 187 (9.97%) Express
14 184 (9.81%) Tailwind CSS
15 182 (9.70%) RabbitMQ
16 171 (9.12%) REST
17 170 (9.06%) .NET Core
18 160 (8.53%) Spark Streaming
19 159 (8.48%) Play Framework
20 154 (8.21%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 211 (11.25%) User Experience
2 179 (9.54%) Linux Command Line
3 114 (6.08%) Greenfield Project
4 101 (5.38%) Self-Motivation
5 86 (4.58%) Algorithms
6 46 (2.45%) Data Structures
7 40 (2.13%) Embedded Systems
8 37 (1.97%) Hybrid Cloud
9 34 (1.81%) Mobile App
10 33 (1.76%) Virtual Team
11 31 (1.65%) Management Information System
12 28 (1.49%) Cloud Native
13 23 (1.23%) Device Driver
14 15 (0.80%) Public Cloud
15 14 (0.75%) Clustering
15 14 (0.75%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 14 (0.75%) LIMS
16 12 (0.64%) Life Science
17 11 (0.59%) Legacy Systems
18 9 (0.48%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 521 (27.77%) Linux
2 268 (14.29%) Unix
3 149 (7.94%) Windows
4 34 (1.81%) Android
5 26 (1.39%) Embedded Linux
6 25 (1.33%) Apple iOS
7 21 (1.12%) CentOS
7 21 (1.12%) Solaris
8 20 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 17 (0.91%) Debian
9 17 (0.91%) Ubuntu
10 8 (0.43%) Windows 10
11 7 (0.37%) SUSE
12 5 (0.27%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.27%) Windows Server
13 2 (0.11%) FreeRTOS
13 2 (0.11%) VMS
13 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 912 (48.61%) Agile Software Development
2 573 (30.54%) Computer Science
3 550 (29.32%) DevOps
4 475 (25.32%) Microservices
5 337 (17.96%) Scrum
6 301 (16.04%) TDD
7 267 (14.23%) OO
8 265 (14.13%) Digital Banking
9 249 (13.27%) Problem-Solving
10 229 (12.21%) Software Testing
11 225 (11.99%) Test Automation
12 203 (10.82%) Machine Learning
13 194 (10.34%) Business Continuity
14 187 (9.97%) Mentoring
15 185 (9.86%) Cross-Browser Testing
16 181 (9.65%) Validation
17 179 (9.54%) Open Source
18 175 (9.33%) BDD
19 172 (9.17%) Clean Code
20 166 (8.85%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 628 (33.48%) Java
2 565 (30.12%) JavaScript
3 504 (26.87%) C#
4 483 (25.75%) Python
5 405 (21.59%) SQL
6 314 (16.74%) C++
7 206 (10.98%) Shell Script
8 180 (9.59%) Groovy
9 153 (8.16%) C
10 86 (4.58%) Ruby
10 86 (4.58%) TypeScript
11 74 (3.94%) Bash Shell
11 74 (3.94%) Go
12 71 (3.78%) PHP
13 38 (2.03%) T-SQL
14 34 (1.81%) PL/SQL
15 33 (1.76%) Kotlin
16 30 (1.60%) PowerShell
17 27 (1.44%) Embedded C
18 25 (1.33%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 687 (36.62%) Degree
2 215 (11.46%) Computer Science Degree
3 154 (8.21%) OCP
3 154 (8.21%) Oracle Certification
4 112 (5.97%) Security Cleared
5 74 (3.94%) SC Cleared
6 36 (1.92%) Master's Degree
7 20 (1.07%) Numerate Degree
7 20 (1.07%) PhD
8 14 (0.75%) DBS Check
9 10 (0.53%) HND
10 9 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (0.43%) DV Cleared
12 5 (0.27%) Chartered Engineer
12 5 (0.27%) ISTQB
12 5 (0.27%) MCP
13 4 (0.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 3 (0.16%) AWS Certification
14 3 (0.16%) CISSP
14 3 (0.16%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (4.64%) QA
2 18 (0.96%) SLA
3 12 (0.64%) ISO 9001
4 8 (0.43%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.32%) ISO 13485
6 6 (0.32%) PA-DSS
7 4 (0.21%) Accessibility
8 3 (0.16%) DO-254
8 3 (0.16%) HAZOP
9 2 (0.11%) GDPR
9 2 (0.11%) HL7
10 1 (0.053%) ISO 26262
10 1 (0.053%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.053%) JTAG
System Software
1 425 (22.65%) Docker
2 159 (8.48%) HDFS
3 129 (6.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (0.85%) Firmware
5 10 (0.53%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 6 (0.32%) Active Directory
7 6 (0.32%) KVM
8 3 (0.16%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 301 (16.04%) Kubernetes
2 267 (14.23%) Ansible
3 93 (4.96%) Terraform
4 88 (4.69%) Opscode Chef
5 36 (1.92%) Puppet
6 7 (0.37%) Grafana
6 7 (0.37%) Prometheus
6 7 (0.37%) Rancher
7 6 (0.32%) Hadoop YARN
8 3 (0.16%) Consul
8 3 (0.16%) Docker Swarm
8 3 (0.16%) Graphite
8 3 (0.16%) Packer
9 2 (0.11%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 2 (0.11%) Kibana
10 1 (0.053%) Cobbler
10 1 (0.053%) HP Fortify
10 1 (0.053%) Kubeflow
10 1 (0.053%) MIIS
10 1 (0.053%) vRealize
Vendors
1 208 (11.09%) VMware
2 184 (9.81%) Okta
3 114 (6.08%) Microsoft
4 78 (4.16%) Oracle
5 36 (1.92%) Google
6 30 (1.60%) SAP
7 21 (1.12%) IBM
8 17 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
9 12 (0.64%) Red Hat
10 11 (0.59%) Xceptor
11 9 (0.48%) Adobe
11 9 (0.48%) Sun
11 9 (0.48%) Xamarin
12 8 (0.43%) ANSYS
12 8 (0.43%) Bloomberg
13 6 (0.32%) ESRI
13 6 (0.32%) Facebook
13 6 (0.32%) NetMotion Wireless
14 5 (0.27%) Atlassian
14 5 (0.27%) TOWER Software