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

Software Engineering
England > South East
6 months to
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 17 19 20
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1 +3
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 2,055 840 2,623
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 11.40% 10.47% 10.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.21% 11.37% 11.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1,149 715 2,251
10th Percentile £33,750 £33,750 £31,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £64,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £75,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £67,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% +4.35% +7.48%

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 16,826 7,385 23,043
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 93.36% 92.02% 91.16%
Number of salaries quoted 11,344 6,125 18,812
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £28,000
25th Percentile £40,500 £40,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £63,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £59,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +7.27% +4.76% -

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 October 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 October 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
Hampshire +9 707 £55,000 +10.00% 104
Thames Valley -4 635 £55,000 -4.35% 153
Berkshire -11 310 £57,500 - 50
Surrey -1 264 £60,000 +9.09% 72
Oxfordshire +4 216 £50,000 - 60
East Sussex +8 210 £55,000 -8.33% 20
West Sussex +6 124 £50,000 -9.09% 21
Buckinghamshire -15 112 £45,000 -25.00% 43
Kent -9 62 £52,000 +4.00% 16
Home Counties - 9 £100,000 -
Sussex -8 8 £60,000 +14.29% 1
Middlesex +7 3 - -
Isle of Wight - 2 £40,000 -
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 25 October 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 1,032 (50.22%) Agile Software Development
2 799 (38.88%) Degree
3 701 (34.11%) Java
4 667 (32.46%) Computer Science
5 616 (29.98%) DevOps
6 589 (28.66%) C#
7 577 (28.08%) Python
8 569 (27.69%) React
9 565 (27.49%) Linux
10 552 (26.86%) AWS
11 548 (26.67%) JavaScript
12 509 (24.77%) Azure
13 485 (23.60%) Microservices
14 464 (22.58%) Git (software)
15 462 (22.48%) AngularJS
16 452 (22.00%) CSS
17 446 (21.70%) .NET
17 446 (21.70%) Full Stack Development
18 441 (21.46%) Finance
19 421 (20.49%) Docker
20 413 (20.10%) Node.js
21 395 (19.22%) SQL
22 393 (19.12%) Scrum
23 392 (19.08%) TDD
24 353 (17.18%) Jenkins
25 345 (16.79%) Inclusion and Diversity
26 336 (16.35%) Law
27 333 (16.20%) C++
28 331 (16.11%) Social Skills
29 327 (15.91%) Unix

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
1 232 (11.29%) Apache Spark
2 199 (9.68%) Apache
3 181 (8.81%) GemFire
4 41 (2.00%) Confluence
5 37 (1.80%) Cloud Foundry
6 35 (1.70%) Elasticsearch
7 33 (1.61%) WebLogic
8 22 (1.07%) Oracle Service Bus
9 19 (0.92%) JBoss
10 18 (0.88%) Tomcat
11 17 (0.83%) Jupyter
12 15 (0.73%) OpenStack
13 13 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
14 12 (0.58%) WordPress
15 10 (0.49%) nginx
16 9 (0.44%) WebSphere
17 8 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
18 6 (0.29%) SharePoint
19 5 (0.24%) CMS
19 5 (0.24%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.44%) Chatbot
3 8 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.29%) Simulink
5 5 (0.24%) InVision
6 4 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.19%) Stateflow
7 1 (0.049%) Figma
7 1 (0.049%) InDesign
7 1 (0.049%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.049%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (0.39%) Shopify
2 7 (0.34%) Distributed Ledger
2 7 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.097%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.097%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.049%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.049%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 552 (26.86%) AWS
2 509 (24.77%) Azure
3 297 (14.45%) GitHub
4 204 (9.93%) GCP
5 173 (8.42%) Amazon Kinesis
6 126 (6.13%) SaaS
7 88 (4.28%) OpenShift
8 73 (3.55%) Serverless
9 38 (1.85%) AWS CloudFormation
10 37 (1.80%) Amazon EC2
11 35 (1.70%) PaaS
12 27 (1.31%) Amazon EKS
13 24 (1.17%) npm
14 18 (0.88%) Power Platform
15 17 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
15 17 (0.83%) Yarn
16 16 (0.78%) Azure Functions
17 15 (0.73%) Amazon SQS
17 15 (0.73%) AWS Lambda
18 14 (0.68%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 48 (2.34%) HTTP
2 46 (2.24%) TCP/IP
3 32 (1.56%) Ethernet
4 21 (1.02%) Internet
5 17 (0.83%) SSH
6 12 (0.58%) DNS
6 12 (0.58%) VPN
7 11 (0.54%) Kerberos
7 11 (0.54%) Wireless
8 10 (0.49%) Firewall
9 8 (0.39%) 4G
10 7 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (0.34%) Wireshark
11 6 (0.29%) 3G
11 6 (0.29%) Bluetooth
11 6 (0.29%) IPsec
11 6 (0.29%) MQTT
12 5 (0.24%) 5G
12 5 (0.24%) H.323
12 5 (0.24%) SpaceWire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 267 (12.99%) NoSQL
2 266 (12.94%) PostgreSQL
3 264 (12.85%) Relational Database
4 216 (10.51%) HBase
5 215 (10.46%) Big Data
6 212 (10.32%) MariaDB
7 190 (9.25%) Redis
8 172 (8.37%) SQL Server
9 123 (5.99%) MySQL
10 60 (2.92%) Hadoop
11 37 (1.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 35 (1.70%) MongoDB
13 27 (1.31%) Oracle Database
14 24 (1.17%) Oracle Database 10g
15 19 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
16 18 (0.88%) Power BI
16 18 (0.88%) RDBMS
16 18 (0.88%) SQLite
17 17 (0.83%) Apache Hive
18 15 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 464 (22.58%) Git (software)
2 353 (17.18%) Jenkins
3 209 (10.17%) Cypress.io
3 209 (10.17%) Protractor
3 209 (10.17%) Storybook
4 198 (9.64%) Cucumber
5 191 (9.29%) JUnit
6 183 (8.91%) Gradle
6 183 (8.91%) Sonatype Nexus
7 181 (8.81%) Eclipse
8 180 (8.76%) IntelliJ
9 176 (8.56%) Mockito
10 137 (6.67%) Artifactory
11 99 (4.82%) JIRA
12 89 (4.33%) SonarQube
13 51 (2.48%) GitLab
14 50 (2.43%) Visual Studio
15 45 (2.19%) Subversion
16 37 (1.80%) Bitbucket
17 31 (1.51%) Selenium
General
1 441 (21.46%) Finance
2 345 (16.79%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 336 (16.35%) Law
4 331 (16.11%) Social Skills
5 323 (15.72%) Banking
6 115 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
7 70 (3.41%) Electronics
8 49 (2.38%) Telecoms
9 48 (2.34%) Presentation Skills
10 44 (2.14%) Manufacturing
11 43 (2.09%) Marketing
12 40 (1.95%) Automotive
13 37 (1.80%) Retail
14 27 (1.31%) Avionics
15 26 (1.27%) Public Sector
16 23 (1.12%) Games
17 21 (1.02%) Police
18 15 (0.73%) Organisational Skills
19 14 (0.68%) Aerospace
20 13 (0.63%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1,039 (50.56%) Software Engineer
2 637 (31.00%) Developer
3 345 (16.79%) Senior Software Engineer
4 210 (10.22%) Software Developer
5 164 (7.98%) Principal Engineer
6 160 (7.79%) Principal Software Engineer
7 141 (6.86%) C# Developer
8 131 (6.37%) .NET Developer
9 91 (4.43%) Java Engineer
10 90 (4.38%) Lead Software Engineer
11 87 (4.23%) Lead Developer
12 86 (4.18%) Senior Developer
13 80 (3.89%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 78 (3.80%) Java Software Engineer
15 76 (3.70%) Embedded Engineer
16 75 (3.65%) C++ Software Engineer
17 72 (3.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
18 71 (3.45%) C# .NET Developer
19 66 (3.21%) Architect
20 65 (3.16%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 569 (27.69%) React
2 462 (22.48%) AngularJS
3 452 (22.00%) CSS
4 446 (21.70%) .NET
5 413 (20.10%) Node.js
6 324 (15.77%) Spring
7 300 (14.60%) RESTful
8 281 (13.67%) HTML
9 265 (12.90%) Redux
10 262 (12.75%) Kafka
11 235 (11.44%) JSON
12 227 (11.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 220 (10.71%) Express
14 209 (10.17%) RabbitMQ
15 204 (9.93%) Tailwind CSS
16 199 (9.68%) REST
17 192 (9.34%) Play Framework
18 179 (8.71%) Spark Streaming
19 178 (8.66%) Web Services
20 177 (8.61%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 269 (13.09%) User Experience
2 216 (10.51%) Linux Command Line
3 153 (7.45%) Algorithms
4 132 (6.42%) Self-Motivation
5 115 (5.60%) Greenfield Project
6 74 (3.60%) Cloud Native
7 54 (2.63%) Data Structures
8 37 (1.80%) Hybrid Cloud
8 37 (1.80%) Mobile App
9 36 (1.75%) Life Science
10 35 (1.70%) Embedded Systems
11 31 (1.51%) Management Information System
12 29 (1.41%) Virtual Team
13 25 (1.22%) Device Driver
13 25 (1.22%) Photography
14 20 (0.97%) iPad
15 18 (0.88%) Social Media
16 17 (0.83%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 15 (0.73%) Client/Server
17 15 (0.73%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 565 (27.49%) Linux
2 327 (15.91%) Unix
3 131 (6.37%) Windows
4 40 (1.95%) Android
5 33 (1.61%) Apple iOS
5 33 (1.61%) CentOS
6 25 (1.22%) Embedded Linux
7 22 (1.07%) Ubuntu
8 21 (1.02%) Solaris
9 17 (0.83%) Debian
9 17 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (0.73%) Mac OS
11 9 (0.44%) Windows 10
12 7 (0.34%) SUSE
13 6 (0.29%) Windows 7
13 6 (0.29%) Windows Server
14 2 (0.097%) FreeRTOS
14 2 (0.097%) VMS
14 2 (0.097%) Windows Server 2019
15 1 (0.049%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,032 (50.22%) Agile Software Development
2 667 (32.46%) Computer Science
3 616 (29.98%) DevOps
4 485 (23.60%) Microservices
5 446 (21.70%) Full Stack Development
6 393 (19.12%) Scrum
7 392 (19.08%) TDD
8 301 (14.65%) OO
9 300 (14.60%) Digital Banking
10 267 (12.99%) Test Automation
11 245 (11.92%) Software Testing
12 235 (11.44%) Problem-Solving
13 234 (11.39%) Mentoring
14 220 (10.71%) Business Continuity
15 211 (10.27%) Validation
16 204 (9.93%) Cross-Browser Testing
17 202 (9.83%) BDD
18 199 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
19 188 (9.15%) Multithreading
19 188 (9.15%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 701 (34.11%) Java
2 589 (28.66%) C#
3 577 (28.08%) Python
4 548 (26.67%) JavaScript
5 395 (19.22%) SQL
6 333 (16.20%) C++
7 245 (11.92%) Shell Script
8 225 (10.95%) C
9 201 (9.78%) Groovy
10 116 (5.64%) Go
11 110 (5.35%) TypeScript
12 88 (4.28%) Bash Shell
13 77 (3.75%) PHP
14 42 (2.04%) Kotlin
14 42 (2.04%) PL/SQL
15 35 (1.70%) Embedded C
16 34 (1.65%) Scala
17 30 (1.46%) Java 8
17 30 (1.46%) T-SQL
18 26 (1.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 799 (38.88%) Degree
2 213 (10.36%) Computer Science Degree
3 176 (8.56%) OCP
3 176 (8.56%) Oracle Certification
4 93 (4.53%) Security Cleared
5 61 (2.97%) SC Cleared
6 30 (1.46%) Master's Degree
7 22 (1.07%) HND
7 22 (1.07%) PhD
8 19 (0.92%) Numerate Degree
9 14 (0.68%) DBS Check
10 9 (0.44%) DV Cleared
11 6 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (0.19%) MCP
13 3 (0.15%) TOGAF Certification
14 2 (0.097%) BPSS Clearance
14 2 (0.097%) ISEB
14 2 (0.097%) ISTQB
14 2 (0.097%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 2 (0.097%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (4.28%) QA
2 23 (1.12%) ISO 9001
3 17 (0.83%) DO-254
4 15 (0.73%) SLA
5 13 (0.63%) ISO 13485
6 10 (0.49%) Accessibility
7 8 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (0.34%) PA-DSS
8 7 (0.34%) PCI DSS
9 5 (0.24%) MISRA
10 4 (0.19%) ISO 26262
11 3 (0.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 3 (0.15%) GDPR
11 3 (0.15%) GxP
12 1 (0.049%) FedRAMP
12 1 (0.049%) HAZOP
12 1 (0.049%) HL7
12 1 (0.049%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 421 (20.49%) Docker
2 183 (8.91%) HDFS
3 143 (6.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (1.36%) Firmware
5 9 (0.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 8 (0.39%) KVM
7 7 (0.34%) Hyper-V
8 6 (0.29%) Active Directory
9 2 (0.097%) NFS
9 2 (0.097%) Samba
10 1 (0.049%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.049%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 321 (15.62%) Ansible
2 268 (13.04%) Kubernetes
3 123 (5.99%) Terraform
4 107 (5.21%) Opscode Chef
5 31 (1.51%) Puppet
6 24 (1.17%) Apache Brooklyn
7 16 (0.78%) Grafana
8 11 (0.54%) Hadoop YARN
9 9 (0.44%) Packer
10 7 (0.34%) Rancher
11 5 (0.24%) Consul
11 5 (0.24%) Opsview
12 3 (0.15%) Prometheus
13 2 (0.097%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 2 (0.097%) Kibana
14 1 (0.049%) Cobbler
14 1 (0.049%) Data Guard
14 1 (0.049%) Istio
14 1 (0.049%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 218 (10.61%) VMware
2 204 (9.93%) Okta
3 134 (6.52%) Microsoft
4 89 (4.33%) Oracle
5 50 (2.43%) Google
6 26 (1.27%) IBM
7 23 (1.12%) Adobe
8 22 (1.07%) Xamarin
9 20 (0.97%) SAP
10 12 (0.58%) Intel
11 11 (0.54%) YouTube
12 9 (0.44%) Red Hat
13 8 (0.39%) Apple
13 8 (0.39%) Atlassian
14 7 (0.34%) ANSYS
14 7 (0.34%) Bloomberg
14 7 (0.34%) EMC
15 6 (0.29%) NetMotion Wireless
15 6 (0.29%) TOWER Software
16 5 (0.24%) New Relic