Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > South East
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 24 26
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2 +3
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 2,707 2,340 2,962
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 9.13% 8.04% 8.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.20% 9.03% 9.01%
Number of salaries quoted 2,381 2,130 2,795
South East median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

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 26,537 25,915 32,876
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 89.55% 89.06% 89.08%
Number of salaries quoted 21,925 21,440 27,539
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,875 £27,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +2 1,143 £52,500 +10.53% 221
Hampshire +7 694 £45,000 - 106
Berkshire +6 533 £55,000 +15.79% 74
Oxfordshire +5 496 £52,500 +23.53% 112
Surrey +4 381 £50,000 +4.17% 62
West Sussex -1 225 £45,000 +28.57% 34
East Sussex +3 210 £45,000 - 31
Buckinghamshire -25 114 £50,000 +6.38% 35
Kent +6 52 £47,500 +18.75% 16
Sussex - 1 - -
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 1,205 (44.51%) Agile Software Development
2 981 (36.24%) C#
3 942 (34.80%) C++
4 933 (34.47%) Java
5 902 (33.32%) JavaScript
6 820 (30.29%) Degree
7 685 (25.30%) .NET
8 669 (24.71%) SQL
9 668 (24.68%) Computer Science
10 619 (22.87%) Linux
11 588 (21.72%) Python
12 550 (20.32%) AngularJS
13 528 (19.50%) C
14 519 (19.17%) HTML
15 489 (18.06%) TDD
16 458 (16.92%) CSS
17 443 (16.36%) OO
18 409 (15.11%) SQL Server
18 409 (15.11%) Scrum
19 392 (14.48%) Windows
20 382 (14.11%) Git (software)
21 367 (13.56%) Microsoft
21 367 (13.56%) MVC
22 340 (12.56%) Continuous Integration
23 326 (12.04%) Web Services
24 324 (11.97%) SDLC
25 320 (11.82%) Amazon AWS
26 317 (11.71%) ASP.NET
27 305 (11.27%) Computer Science Degree
28 303 (11.19%) 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 83 (3.07%) Apache
2 65 (2.40%) Elasticsearch
3 56 (2.07%) Tomcat
4 49 (1.81%) CMS
5 44 (1.63%) OpenStack
6 41 (1.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 35 (1.29%) Apache Solr
8 34 (1.26%) Confluence
8 34 (1.26%) JBoss
9 32 (1.18%) Apache Spark
10 20 (0.74%) IIS
11 11 (0.41%) nginx
11 11 (0.41%) SharePoint
12 9 (0.33%) WebSphere
13 7 (0.26%) Cloud Foundry
14 5 (0.18%) NServiceBus
14 5 (0.18%) SAS
14 5 (0.18%) WebLogic
15 4 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
16 3 (0.11%) Drupal
Applications
1 9 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
2 8 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.30%) Photoshop
3 7 (0.26%) Simulink
4 6 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.15%) Doxygen
5 4 (0.15%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.074%) InVision
6 2 (0.074%) Microsoft Office
7 1 (0.037%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.037%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 11 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.037%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.037%) Magento
2 1 (0.037%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.037%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.037%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 320 (11.82%) Amazon AWS
2 288 (10.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 79 (2.92%) SaaS
4 63 (2.33%) GitHub
5 38 (1.40%) Google Cloud Platform
6 30 (1.11%) OpenShift
7 15 (0.55%) Serverless
8 12 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
10 10 (0.37%) Google Analytics
11 8 (0.30%) Amazon SQS
12 7 (0.26%) npm
12 7 (0.26%) NuGet
12 7 (0.26%) Slack
13 6 (0.22%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 6 (0.22%) PaaS
14 5 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
14 5 (0.18%) Google Play
15 4 (0.15%) Amazon S3
15 4 (0.15%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 70 (2.59%) Internet
2 45 (1.66%) Network Security
3 43 (1.59%) TCP/IP
4 31 (1.15%) Ethernet
5 29 (1.07%) AMQP
6 21 (0.78%) RS-232
7 18 (0.66%) HTTP
8 12 (0.44%) RS-485
9 11 (0.41%) Bluetooth
9 11 (0.41%) RTP
9 11 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
10 10 (0.37%) VLAN
11 9 (0.33%) GSM
11 9 (0.33%) LTE
11 9 (0.33%) UMTS
12 8 (0.30%) RS-422
13 7 (0.26%) VoIP
14 6 (0.22%) Wireshark
15 5 (0.18%) FTP
15 5 (0.18%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 409 (15.11%) SQL Server
2 219 (8.09%) MySQL
3 202 (7.46%) Relational Database
4 160 (5.91%) NoSQL
5 135 (4.99%) Big Data
6 100 (3.69%) RDBMS
7 99 (3.66%) MongoDB
8 69 (2.55%) PostgreSQL
9 46 (1.70%) Apache Cassandra
10 39 (1.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 39 (1.44%) Hadoop
11 31 (1.15%) Oracle Database
12 26 (0.96%) Redis
13 25 (0.92%) Neo4j
14 20 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 19 (0.70%) Geospatial Data
15 19 (0.70%) GIS
16 17 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
17 13 (0.48%) HBase
18 12 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 382 (14.11%) Git (software)
2 260 (9.60%) Visual Studio
3 176 (6.50%) Jenkins
4 156 (5.76%) Subversion
5 120 (4.43%) JIRA
6 74 (2.73%) Eclipse
7 70 (2.59%) Maven
8 67 (2.48%) Selenium
9 65 (2.40%) Team Foundation Server
10 55 (2.03%) JUnit
11 41 (1.51%) Cucumber
11 41 (1.51%) MSTest
12 40 (1.48%) Ranorex
12 40 (1.48%) Vagrant
13 35 (1.29%) Bitbucket
13 35 (1.29%) NUnit
14 34 (1.26%) Moq
15 29 (1.07%) git-flow
16 25 (0.92%) Hudson
16 25 (0.92%) webpack
General
1 182 (6.72%) Finance
2 119 (4.40%) Electronics
3 82 (3.03%) Marketing
4 75 (2.77%) Telecoms
5 74 (2.73%) Manufacturing
6 69 (2.55%) Automotive
7 67 (2.48%) Aerospace
8 46 (1.70%) Games
9 44 (1.63%) Retail
10 32 (1.18%) Military
11 25 (0.92%) Advertising
12 21 (0.78%) Banking
13 14 (0.52%) Financial Institution
14 12 (0.44%) Avionics
15 11 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
16 10 (0.37%) Law
17 9 (0.33%) Publishing
18 6 (0.22%) Multimedia
19 2 (0.074%) Billing
19 2 (0.074%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1,364 (50.39%) Software Engineer
2 981 (36.24%) Developer
3 367 (13.56%) Senior Software Engineer
4 320 (11.82%) Software Developer
5 271 (10.01%) Java Developer
6 263 (9.72%) C++ Software Engineer
7 228 (8.42%) Senior Developer
8 216 (7.98%) Embedded Engineer
9 201 (7.43%) C# Software Engineer
10 200 (7.39%) Graduate
11 186 (6.87%) C# Developer
12 178 (6.58%) Java Engineer
13 176 (6.50%) .NET Developer
14 174 (6.43%) Embedded Software Engineer
15 167 (6.17%) Java Software Engineer
16 133 (4.91%) Developer/Software Engineer
17 129 (4.77%) .NET Software Engineer
18 122 (4.51%) C# .NET Developer
19 119 (4.40%) C# Software Developer
20 104 (3.84%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 685 (25.30%) .NET
2 550 (20.32%) AngularJS
3 519 (19.17%) HTML
4 458 (16.92%) CSS
5 326 (12.04%) Web Services
6 317 (11.71%) ASP.NET
7 265 (9.79%) Spring
8 253 (9.35%) React
9 252 (9.31%) jQuery
10 227 (8.39%) HTML5
11 222 (8.20%) REST
12 176 (6.50%) RESTful
13 167 (6.17%) ASP.NET MVC
13 167 (6.17%) Node.js
14 151 (5.58%) XML
15 147 (5.43%) WPF
16 130 (4.80%) STL
17 125 (4.62%) JSON
18 122 (4.51%) Boost C++ Libraries
19 121 (4.47%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 668 (24.68%) Computer Science
2 161 (5.95%) Algorithms
3 141 (5.21%) User Experience
4 116 (4.29%) Mobile App
5 99 (3.66%) Self-Motivation
6 92 (3.40%) Greenfield Project
7 76 (2.81%) Analytical Skills
8 57 (2.11%) Embedded Systems
9 56 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
10 44 (1.63%) Robotics
11 38 (1.40%) Social Media
12 36 (1.33%) Public Cloud
13 35 (1.29%) Device Driver
14 27 (1.00%) CUDA
15 26 (0.96%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 21 (0.78%) N-Tier
17 19 (0.70%) Management Information System
18 18 (0.66%) Life Science
19 17 (0.63%) Client/Server
19 17 (0.63%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 619 (22.87%) Linux
2 392 (14.48%) Windows
3 100 (3.69%) Unix
4 74 (2.73%) Embedded Linux
5 70 (2.59%) Android
6 38 (1.40%) Apple iOS
7 34 (1.26%) Mac OS X
8 23 (0.85%) Debian
9 18 (0.66%) Ubuntu
10 16 (0.59%) Mac OS
11 14 (0.52%) CentOS
11 14 (0.52%) VxWorks
11 14 (0.52%) Windows Server
12 10 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (0.22%) Windows 10
14 4 (0.15%) Windows 7
15 3 (0.11%) Solaris
15 3 (0.11%) ThreadX
16 2 (0.074%) FreeBSD
16 2 (0.074%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,205 (44.51%) Agile Software Development
2 489 (18.06%) TDD
3 443 (16.36%) OO
4 409 (15.11%) Scrum
5 367 (13.56%) MVC
6 340 (12.56%) Continuous Integration
7 324 (11.97%) SDLC
8 303 (11.19%) Test Automation
9 298 (11.01%) Mathematics
10 292 (10.79%) Unit Testing
11 232 (8.57%) Problem-Solving
12 220 (8.13%) Multithreading
13 219 (8.09%) Machine Learning
14 213 (7.87%) Mentoring
15 202 (7.46%) Microservices
16 190 (7.02%) DevOps
16 190 (7.02%) Web Development
17 180 (6.65%) OOP
18 176 (6.50%) OOD
19 154 (5.69%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 981 (36.24%) C#
2 942 (34.80%) C++
3 933 (34.47%) Java
4 902 (33.32%) JavaScript
5 669 (24.71%) SQL
6 588 (21.72%) Python
7 528 (19.50%) C
8 156 (5.76%) Java 8
9 149 (5.50%) PHP
10 98 (3.62%) Embedded C++
11 92 (3.40%) Embedded C
12 78 (2.88%) Go
13 63 (2.33%) Bash Shell
14 60 (2.22%) T-SQL
14 60 (2.22%) TypeScript
15 58 (2.14%) Ruby
16 55 (2.03%) Scala
17 37 (1.37%) PowerShell
18 35 (1.29%) Perl
19 30 (1.11%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 820 (30.29%) Degree
2 305 (11.27%) Computer Science Degree
3 195 (7.20%) Security Cleared
4 127 (4.69%) PhD
5 79 (2.92%) SC Cleared
6 78 (2.88%) DV Cleared
7 28 (1.03%) Numerate Degree
8 27 (1.00%) Master's Degree
9 13 (0.48%) ISEB
9 13 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (0.37%) ISTQB
11 7 (0.26%) PMI Certification
12 6 (0.22%) HND
13 5 (0.18%) HNC
13 5 (0.18%) PMP
14 4 (0.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 4 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
14 4 (0.15%) Postgraduate
15 3 (0.11%) Chartered Engineer
15 3 (0.11%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 183 (6.76%) QA
2 30 (1.11%) ISO 9001
3 18 (0.66%) MISRA
4 16 (0.59%) GCP
5 12 (0.44%) DICOM
6 11 (0.41%) MISRA C
7 5 (0.18%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.18%) PMO
8 4 (0.15%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.11%) JTAG
9 3 (0.11%) PA-DSS
10 2 (0.074%) ECSS
10 2 (0.074%) GDPR
10 2 (0.074%) HL7
10 2 (0.074%) IEC 62304
10 2 (0.074%) ISO 26262
10 2 (0.074%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 1 (0.037%) ISO 13485
11 1 (0.037%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 116 (4.29%) Docker
2 86 (3.18%) Firmware
3 32 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.33%) VirtualBox
4 9 (0.33%) vSphere
5 8 (0.30%) HDFS
6 4 (0.15%) ACF2
6 4 (0.15%) RACF
7 3 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.11%) Xen
8 2 (0.074%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.037%) Active Directory
9 1 (0.037%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.037%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.037%) LXC
9 1 (0.037%) Postfix
9 1 (0.037%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 82 (3.03%) Ansible
2 79 (2.92%) Kubernetes
3 49 (1.81%) Opscode Chef
4 47 (1.74%) Puppet
5 39 (1.44%) Terraform
6 28 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
7 11 (0.41%) Docker Swarm
7 11 (0.41%) Nagios
8 10 (0.37%) Packer
8 10 (0.37%) Salt
9 8 (0.30%) Consul
10 4 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 3 (0.11%) HP ALM
12 2 (0.074%) Hadoop YARN
13 1 (0.037%) BMC PATROL
13 1 (0.037%) Grafana
13 1 (0.037%) Marathon
13 1 (0.037%) Mesos
13 1 (0.037%) OpenVAS
13 1 (0.037%) Proxmox
Vendors
1 367 (13.56%) Microsoft
2 165 (6.10%) Oracle
3 77 (2.84%) Google
4 49 (1.81%) VMware
5 43 (1.59%) Sun
6 34 (1.26%) Atlassian
7 32 (1.18%) Capita
8 29 (1.07%) Xamarin
9 22 (0.81%) SAP
10 13 (0.48%) Cadence
10 13 (0.48%) IBM
10 13 (0.48%) Talend
10 13 (0.48%) TOWER Software
11 10 (0.37%) Red Hat
12 8 (0.30%) Assembla
13 7 (0.26%) HP
13 7 (0.26%) Salesforce.com
14 6 (0.22%) BT
14 6 (0.22%) Cloudera
14 6 (0.22%) ESRI