Period
to 5 April 2020

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 5 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > South East
6 months to
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 18 16 23
Rank change year-on-year -2 +7 +1
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 2,166 3,189 2,898
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 10.21% 11.92% 9.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.27% 13.00% 10.14%
Number of salaries quoted 2,056 2,939 2,600
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £73,750 £67,550
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

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 19,214 24,529 28,593
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 90.55% 91.70% 90.36%
Number of salaries quoted 15,488 20,028 23,601
Median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +7.78% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +1.92%

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 5 April 2020.

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 5 April 2020. 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 +1 834 £52,500 -4.55% 150
Hampshire -11 531 £50,000 +11.11% 69
Berkshire +3 398 £57,500 - 59
Oxfordshire -4 351 £40,000 -27.27% 60
Surrey -4 294 £55,000 +10.00% 74
West Sussex -1 243 £52,500 +10.53% 27
East Sussex 0 212 £50,000 -4.76% 12
Buckinghamshire -7 85 £58,750 +17.50% 31
Kent -14 45 £45,000 +5.88% 17
Sussex - 7 £32,363 -
Middlesex +6 2 £57,500 -23.33%
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 5 April 2020, 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.

1 841 (38.83%) C#
2 801 (36.98%) Agile Software Development
3 710 (32.78%) C++
4 675 (31.16%) .NET
5 671 (30.98%) JavaScript
6 586 (27.05%) Java
7 562 (25.95%) Degree
8 466 (21.51%) Python
9 457 (21.10%) HTML
10 432 (19.94%) SQL
11 426 (19.67%) Linux
12 404 (18.65%) C
13 401 (18.51%) CSS
14 371 (17.13%) AngularJS
15 368 (16.99%) Computer Science
16 343 (15.84%) Windows
17 339 (15.65%) Git (software)
18 307 (14.17%) Scrum
19 297 (13.71%) Docker
20 290 (13.39%) Problem-Solving
21 270 (12.47%) Unit Testing
22 258 (11.91%) Microservices
23 255 (11.77%) Test Automation
24 242 (11.17%) Azure
25 232 (10.71%) React
26 229 (10.57%) AWS
27 226 (10.43%) Mathematics
28 213 (9.83%) DevOps
29 198 (9.14%) TDD
30 191 (8.82%) .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 45 (2.08%) Confluence
2 41 (1.89%) Apache
3 37 (1.71%) CMS
4 29 (1.34%) Tomcat
5 26 (1.20%) IIS
6 20 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
7 18 (0.83%) Apache Spark
8 17 (0.78%) CICS
8 17 (0.78%) WebSphere
9 11 (0.51%) WordPress
10 9 (0.42%) Joomla!
11 8 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
12 7 (0.32%) Apache Solr
13 6 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (0.23%) EPiServer
14 5 (0.23%) JBoss
15 4 (0.18%) SharePoint
15 4 (0.18%) WebSphere Application Server
16 3 (0.14%) ColdFusion
17 2 (0.092%) Drupal
Applications
1 19 (0.88%) MS Visio
2 18 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (0.60%) Simulink
3 13 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
4 11 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (0.23%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.23%) SOLIDWORKS
6 3 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.092%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.092%) Sketch
7 2 (0.092%) Zeplin
8 1 (0.046%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.046%) CATIA
8 1 (0.046%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.046%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 3 (0.14%) OpenCart
2 2 (0.092%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.046%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.046%) Magento
3 1 (0.046%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.046%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.046%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.046%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.046%) Ripple
3 1 (0.046%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 242 (11.17%) Azure
2 229 (10.57%) AWS
3 123 (5.68%) SaaS
4 42 (1.94%) GCP
5 36 (1.66%) GitHub
6 34 (1.57%) Serverless
7 22 (1.02%) OpenShift
7 22 (1.02%) PaaS
8 19 (0.88%) npm
9 15 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
10 14 (0.65%) Apigee
10 14 (0.65%) AWS Lambda
11 13 (0.60%) Boomi
12 12 (0.55%) Amazon Cognito
13 8 (0.37%) G Suite
14 7 (0.32%) Heroku
15 6 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 6 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
15 6 (0.28%) Amazon SQS
16 5 (0.23%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (2.35%) Wireless
2 24 (1.11%) Bluetooth
3 23 (1.06%) HTTP
3 23 (1.06%) TCP/IP
4 15 (0.69%) Ethernet
5 11 (0.51%) ATM
5 11 (0.51%) Firewall
5 11 (0.51%) LTE
5 11 (0.51%) WAN
6 9 (0.42%) Internet
6 9 (0.42%) RS-232
7 8 (0.37%) RTP
8 7 (0.32%) 4G
8 7 (0.32%) VoIP
9 6 (0.28%) DNS
9 6 (0.28%) LAN
10 5 (0.23%) Broadband
10 5 (0.23%) RS-422
10 5 (0.23%) RS-485
10 5 (0.23%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (8.17%) SQL Server
2 119 (5.49%) PostgreSQL
3 113 (5.22%) MySQL
4 85 (3.92%) Big Data
5 84 (3.88%) Relational Database
6 53 (2.45%) MongoDB
7 43 (1.99%) NoSQL
8 34 (1.57%) Redis
9 23 (1.06%) Hadoop
10 22 (1.02%) Neo4j
11 19 (0.88%) RDBMS
12 18 (0.83%) DB2
13 11 (0.51%) ArangoDB
14 10 (0.46%) Azure SQL Database
15 8 (0.37%) Oracle Database
16 7 (0.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 6 (0.28%) MariaDB
18 5 (0.23%) Amazon Redshift
18 5 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
18 5 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 339 (15.65%) Git (software)
2 132 (6.09%) JIRA
3 128 (5.91%) Jenkins
4 95 (4.39%) Visual Studio
5 91 (4.20%) Subversion
6 73 (3.37%) Selenium
7 48 (2.22%) Maven
8 43 (1.99%) Eclipse
9 41 (1.89%) Bitbucket
10 32 (1.48%) gulp
11 27 (1.25%) JUnit
11 27 (1.25%) webpack
12 25 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
13 20 (0.92%) Gradle
14 19 (0.88%) Cucumber
14 19 (0.88%) JMeter
15 18 (0.83%) Xcode
16 17 (0.78%) Jasmine
17 16 (0.74%) Eclipse RCP
17 16 (0.74%) Mocha
General
1 190 (8.77%) Finance
2 102 (4.71%) Electronics
3 86 (3.97%) Aerospace
4 68 (3.14%) Telecoms
5 49 (2.26%) Manufacturing
6 48 (2.22%) Retail
7 44 (2.03%) Games
8 43 (1.99%) Banking
9 36 (1.66%) Military
10 32 (1.48%) Automotive
11 17 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
12 16 (0.74%) Advertising
13 13 (0.60%) Marketing
14 7 (0.32%) Law
15 6 (0.28%) Legal
16 5 (0.23%) Public Sector
17 4 (0.18%) Avionics
18 3 (0.14%) Back Office
18 3 (0.14%) Publishing
19 2 (0.092%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1,069 (49.35%) Software Engineer
2 837 (38.64%) Developer
3 307 (14.17%) Senior Software Engineer
4 206 (9.51%) C++ Software Engineer
5 189 (8.73%) Software Developer
6 170 (7.85%) C# Software Engineer
7 153 (7.06%) Embedded Engineer
8 151 (6.97%) .NET Developer
9 145 (6.69%) C# Developer
10 139 (6.42%) Embedded Software Engineer
11 138 (6.37%) Senior Developer
12 127 (5.86%) Full Stack Developer
13 123 (5.68%) Java Developer
14 107 (4.94%) Developer/Software Engineer
15 102 (4.71%) Java Engineer
16 96 (4.43%) Junior
17 93 (4.29%) .NET Software Engineer
18 86 (3.97%) Graduate
19 81 (3.74%) Java Software Engineer
20 74 (3.42%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 675 (31.16%) .NET
2 457 (21.10%) HTML
3 401 (18.51%) CSS
4 371 (17.13%) AngularJS
5 232 (10.71%) React
6 191 (8.82%) .NET Core
7 187 (8.63%) Node.js
8 170 (7.85%) RESTful
9 161 (7.43%) REST
10 157 (7.25%) .NET Framework
10 157 (7.25%) HTML5
11 142 (6.56%) ASP.NET
12 114 (5.26%) Spring
13 107 (4.94%) jQuery
14 103 (4.76%) Web Services
15 101 (4.66%) Vue.js
16 93 (4.29%) ASP.NET Web API
17 92 (4.25%) WCF
18 84 (3.88%) WinForms
19 78 (3.60%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 190 (8.77%) Greenfield Project
2 181 (8.36%) Algorithms
3 146 (6.74%) User Experience
4 119 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
5 99 (4.57%) Embedded Systems
6 70 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
7 53 (2.45%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 37 (1.71%) Mobile App
9 36 (1.66%) Robotics
10 32 (1.48%) Management Information System
11 28 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
12 27 (1.25%) Cloud Native
13 26 (1.20%) Device Driver
13 26 (1.20%) Linux Command Line
14 22 (1.02%) Mainframe
15 14 (0.65%) Social Media
15 14 (0.65%) VHDL
16 13 (0.60%) Data Structures
16 13 (0.60%) iPad
17 12 (0.55%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 426 (19.67%) Linux
2 343 (15.84%) Windows
3 81 (3.74%) Android
4 72 (3.32%) Apple iOS
5 66 (3.05%) Embedded Linux
6 49 (2.26%) Unix
7 14 (0.65%) VxWorks
8 13 (0.60%) CentOS
9 11 (0.51%) Ubuntu
10 9 (0.42%) Mac OS
11 7 (0.32%) Windows Server
12 5 (0.23%) Debian
12 5 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.18%) FreeRTOS
13 4 (0.18%) Solaris
14 3 (0.14%) ThreadX
14 3 (0.14%) Windows 10
14 3 (0.14%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.14%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.092%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 801 (36.98%) Agile Software Development
2 368 (16.99%) Computer Science
3 307 (14.17%) Scrum
4 290 (13.39%) Problem-Solving
5 270 (12.47%) Unit Testing
6 258 (11.91%) Microservices
7 255 (11.77%) Test Automation
8 226 (10.43%) Mathematics
9 213 (9.83%) DevOps
10 198 (9.14%) TDD
11 184 (8.49%) SDLC
12 177 (8.17%) MVC
12 177 (8.17%) OO
13 176 (8.13%) Web Development
14 169 (7.80%) Continuous Integration
15 156 (7.20%) Front End Development
16 112 (5.17%) Mentoring
17 100 (4.62%) Continuous Improvement
18 98 (4.52%) Artificial Intelligence
19 94 (4.34%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 841 (38.83%) C#
2 710 (32.78%) C++
3 671 (30.98%) JavaScript
4 586 (27.05%) Java
5 466 (21.51%) Python
6 432 (19.94%) SQL
7 404 (18.65%) C
8 149 (6.88%) PHP
9 108 (4.99%) TypeScript
10 97 (4.48%) MATLAB
11 78 (3.60%) Go
12 63 (2.91%) VB.NET
13 62 (2.86%) R
14 52 (2.40%) Embedded C
15 48 (2.22%) Kotlin
16 47 (2.17%) Ada
16 47 (2.17%) Bash Shell
17 44 (2.03%) Java 8
18 43 (1.99%) Assembly Language
19 42 (1.94%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 562 (25.95%) Degree
2 191 (8.82%) Computer Science Degree
3 114 (5.26%) Security Cleared
4 80 (3.69%) SC Cleared
5 30 (1.39%) Numerate Degree
6 27 (1.25%) DBS Check
6 27 (1.25%) DV Cleared
7 18 (0.83%) PhD
8 17 (0.78%) PMI Certification
9 16 (0.74%) PMP
10 14 (0.65%) ISTQB
11 13 (0.60%) ISEB
12 9 (0.42%) Master's Degree
13 8 (0.37%) SANS
14 6 (0.28%) AWS Certification
15 5 (0.23%) HND
16 4 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
17 3 (0.14%) BPSS Clearance
17 3 (0.14%) MCSD
17 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (5.59%) QA
2 30 (1.39%) DICOM
3 22 (1.02%) GDPR
4 18 (0.83%) IEC 61508
5 14 (0.65%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (0.46%) NIST
7 8 (0.37%) COBIT
7 8 (0.37%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.23%) IEC 62304
9 4 (0.18%) ISO 13485
10 2 (0.092%) HL7
10 2 (0.092%) NIST 800
10 2 (0.092%) SLA
System Software
1 297 (13.71%) Docker
2 119 (5.49%) Firmware
3 14 (0.65%) RACF
4 13 (0.60%) ACF2
5 7 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.092%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.092%) Postfix
6 2 (0.092%) vSphere
7 1 (0.046%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.046%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 1 (0.046%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (0.046%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 119 (5.49%) Kubernetes
2 47 (2.17%) Terraform
3 17 (0.78%) Ansible
4 13 (0.60%) BMC PATROL
5 8 (0.37%) Puppet
5 8 (0.37%) SELinux
6 7 (0.32%) MIIS
7 6 (0.28%) CFEngine
8 4 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.14%) Ambari
10 2 (0.092%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (0.092%) Grafana
10 2 (0.092%) Kibana
11 1 (0.046%) OpenNebula
11 1 (0.046%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.046%) Rancher
11 1 (0.046%) Salt
11 1 (0.046%) SCCM
11 1 (0.046%) SCOM
Vendors
1 150 (6.93%) Microsoft
2 43 (1.99%) Oracle
3 40 (1.85%) Google
4 21 (0.97%) Atlassian
5 19 (0.88%) Xamarin
6 15 (0.69%) IBM
6 15 (0.69%) Perforce
6 15 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
7 14 (0.65%) Dell
7 14 (0.65%) HP
7 14 (0.65%) TIBCO
8 11 (0.51%) Actian
8 11 (0.51%) MuleSoft
9 10 (0.46%) Renesas
10 9 (0.42%) Green Hills
10 9 (0.42%) Red Hat
10 9 (0.42%) VMware
11 8 (0.37%) BT
11 8 (0.37%) Intel
11 8 (0.37%) Sitecore