Period
to 11 December 2017

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 11 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > South East
6 months to
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 24 28
Rank change year-on-year +2 +4 +7
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 2704 2647 3107
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 8.67% 7.79% 7.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.93% 8.91% 8.39%
Number of salaries quoted 2375 2441 3012
South East median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.44% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 27234 29706 37031
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 87.35% 87.44% 87.20%
Number of salaries quoted 22389 24616 30839
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,800 £68,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 11 December 2017.

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 11 December 2017. 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 0 1016 £50,000 +11.11% 85
Hampshire +11 670 £42,500 -5.56% 52
Oxfordshire -1 473 £50,000 +11.11% 36
Surrey +3 469 £51,000 +7.37% 35
Berkshire -18 327 £50,000 +8.11% 38
West Sussex -2 259 £45,000 +5.88% 11
Buckinghamshire +17 218 £47,000 +17.50% 11
East Sussex +1 187 £45,000 -10.00% 4
Kent +34 93 £42,500 - 3
Isle of Wight +1 6 £24,000 -30.94%
Middlesex +8 3 £62,500 +66.67% 1
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 2017, IT jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 1128 (41.72%) Agile Software Development
2 1067 (39.46%) C++
3 994 (36.76%) C#
4 876 (32.40%) Degree
5 804 (29.73%) Java
6 784 (28.99%) JavaScript
7 762 (28.18%) Linux
8 696 (25.74%) SQL
9 680 (25.15%) .NET
10 678 (25.07%) Computer Science
11 611 (22.60%) Python
12 588 (21.75%) Windows
13 497 (18.38%) HTML
14 485 (17.94%) C
15 465 (17.20%) Scrum
16 437 (16.16%) SQL Server
17 421 (15.57%) CSS
18 413 (15.27%) TDD
19 385 (14.24%) OO
20 359 (13.28%) AngularJS
21 323 (11.95%) MVC
22 322 (11.91%) Computer Science Degree
23 317 (11.72%) Microsoft
24 295 (10.91%) Amazon AWS
25 287 (10.61%) ASP.NET
26 282 (10.43%) Multithreading
27 279 (10.32%) Web Services
28 275 (10.17%) Continuous Integration
29 274 (10.13%) Git (software)
30 271 (10.02%) 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 77 (2.85%) Elasticsearch
2 49 (1.81%) Tomcat
3 44 (1.63%) Apache
3 44 (1.63%) OpenStack
4 40 (1.48%) Apache Spark
5 38 (1.41%) IIS
6 29 (1.07%) Confluence
7 27 (1.00%) SharePoint
8 25 (0.92%) Apache Solr
9 21 (0.78%) CMS
10 18 (0.67%) WebLogic
11 17 (0.63%) JBoss
12 15 (0.55%) Cloud Foundry
13 10 (0.37%) WordPress
14 8 (0.30%) bbPress
14 8 (0.30%) nginx
15 7 (0.26%) Apache Pig
15 7 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 5 (0.18%) EPiServer
16 5 (0.18%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 35 (1.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.26%) Simulink
4 3 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.074%) OrCAD
5 2 (0.074%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.037%) CATIA
6 1 (0.037%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 17 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.074%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.074%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.074%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.037%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.037%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 295 (10.91%) Amazon AWS
2 202 (7.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 105 (3.88%) SaaS
4 48 (1.78%) GitHub
5 40 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
6 27 (1.00%) PaaS
7 25 (0.92%) OpenShift
8 24 (0.89%) Google Cloud Platform
9 17 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
10 14 (0.52%) npm
11 13 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
12 9 (0.33%) IaaS
13 8 (0.30%) Office 365
14 5 (0.18%) Serverless
15 4 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
16 3 (0.11%) Amazon S3
16 3 (0.11%) Google Analytics
17 2 (0.074%) Azure Active Directory
17 2 (0.074%) Heroku
17 2 (0.074%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 77 (2.85%) TCP/IP
2 46 (1.70%) Internet
3 45 (1.66%) GSM
4 44 (1.63%) LTE
4 44 (1.63%) UMTS
5 39 (1.44%) HTTP
6 35 (1.29%) Wireshark
7 30 (1.11%) Diameter Protocol
7 30 (1.11%) RANAP
8 27 (1.00%) RTP
9 26 (0.96%) Asterisk PBX
9 26 (0.96%) MGW
9 26 (0.96%) PBX
9 26 (0.96%) SGSN
10 25 (0.92%) GGSN
11 24 (0.89%) VoIP
12 22 (0.81%) VPN
13 20 (0.74%) DHCP
14 16 (0.59%) Firewall
14 16 (0.59%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 437 (16.16%) SQL Server
2 205 (7.58%) MySQL
3 166 (6.14%) NoSQL
4 139 (5.14%) Big Data
5 128 (4.73%) Relational Database
6 111 (4.11%) PostgreSQL
7 95 (3.51%) MongoDB
8 78 (2.88%) Hadoop
9 53 (1.96%) RDBMS
10 50 (1.85%) Redis
11 26 (0.96%) Apache Cassandra
12 24 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
12 24 (0.89%) SQL Server 2016
13 21 (0.78%) MariaDB
14 17 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
15 14 (0.52%) HBase
15 14 (0.52%) Oracle Database
16 13 (0.48%) GIS
17 12 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 9 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 274 (10.13%) Git (software)
2 238 (8.80%) Visual Studio
3 157 (5.81%) Subversion
4 136 (5.03%) Jenkins
5 105 (3.88%) JIRA
6 101 (3.74%) Selenium
7 73 (2.70%) Maven
8 65 (2.40%) JUnit
9 57 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
10 42 (1.55%) Eclipse
11 39 (1.44%) GCC
12 37 (1.37%) NUnit
13 31 (1.15%) GDB
14 26 (0.96%) Trac
15 23 (0.85%) Cucumber
16 21 (0.78%) gulp
17 18 (0.67%) Gradle
18 17 (0.63%) Ant
18 17 (0.63%) Hudson
19 16 (0.59%) IntelliJ
General
1 193 (7.14%) Finance
2 170 (6.29%) Telecoms
3 120 (4.44%) Electronics
4 76 (2.81%) Manufacturing
4 76 (2.81%) Retail
5 69 (2.55%) Marketing
6 64 (2.37%) Automotive
7 58 (2.14%) Games
8 57 (2.11%) Aerospace
8 57 (2.11%) Banking
9 33 (1.22%) Advertising
10 22 (0.81%) Legal
11 20 (0.74%) Military
12 14 (0.52%) Investment Banking
12 14 (0.52%) Publishing
13 13 (0.48%) Back Office
14 9 (0.33%) Billing
14 9 (0.33%) Law
15 7 (0.26%) General Ledger
16 6 (0.22%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1326 (49.04%) Software Engineer
2 943 (34.87%) Developer
3 412 (15.24%) C++ Software Engineer
4 392 (14.50%) Senior Software Engineer
5 287 (10.61%) Software Developer
6 256 (9.47%) .NET Developer
7 238 (8.80%) Graduate
8 231 (8.54%) C# Developer
9 228 (8.43%) Java Developer
10 224 (8.28%) C# Software Engineer
11 199 (7.36%) Senior Developer
12 194 (7.17%) Embedded Engineer
13 193 (7.14%) Junior
14 168 (6.21%) Embedded Software Engineer
15 151 (5.58%) C# .NET Developer
15 151 (5.58%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
16 142 (5.25%) .NET Software Engineer
17 129 (4.77%) Graduate Software Engineer
18 127 (4.70%) Java Engineer
19 124 (4.59%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 680 (25.15%) .NET
2 497 (18.38%) HTML
3 421 (15.57%) CSS
4 359 (13.28%) AngularJS
5 287 (10.61%) ASP.NET
6 279 (10.32%) Web Services
7 265 (9.80%) XML
8 256 (9.47%) .NET Framework
9 203 (7.51%) jQuery
10 177 (6.55%) Spring
11 172 (6.36%) RESTful
12 169 (6.25%) HTML5
13 161 (5.95%) REST
14 149 (5.51%) React
15 148 (5.47%) WPF
16 144 (5.33%) SOAP
17 143 (5.29%) Node.js
18 137 (5.07%) MFC
19 136 (5.03%) Qt
20 132 (4.88%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 678 (25.07%) Computer Science
2 186 (6.88%) Algorithms
3 152 (5.62%) User Experience
4 146 (5.40%) Greenfield Project
5 124 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
6 71 (2.63%) Embedded Systems
7 60 (2.22%) Client/Server
8 55 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
9 49 (1.81%) Fintech
10 45 (1.66%) CUDA
11 41 (1.52%) Mobile App
12 28 (1.04%) Robotics
13 26 (0.96%) Device Driver
14 23 (0.85%) Data Centre
14 23 (0.85%) Public Cloud
15 20 (0.74%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 16 (0.59%) Management Information System
17 14 (0.52%) Cloud Native
17 14 (0.52%) Social Media
18 13 (0.48%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 762 (28.18%) Linux
2 588 (21.75%) Windows
3 163 (6.03%) Unix
4 87 (3.22%) Embedded Linux
5 49 (1.81%) Android
6 42 (1.55%) Windows Server
7 36 (1.33%) Apple iOS
8 26 (0.96%) CentOS
9 22 (0.81%) VxWorks
10 19 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 18 (0.67%) Solaris
12 14 (0.52%) Mac OS
13 10 (0.37%) Oracle Linux
13 10 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
14 9 (0.33%) Ubuntu
15 8 (0.30%) AIX
15 8 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
16 7 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
17 6 (0.22%) Mac OS X
18 3 (0.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1128 (41.72%) Agile Software Development
2 465 (17.20%) Scrum
3 413 (15.27%) TDD
4 385 (14.24%) OO
5 323 (11.95%) MVC
6 282 (10.43%) Multithreading
7 275 (10.17%) Continuous Integration
8 271 (10.02%) Test Automation
9 241 (8.91%) SDLC
10 225 (8.32%) Mathematics
11 219 (8.10%) Web Development
12 217 (8.03%) OOP
13 216 (7.99%) Unit Testing
14 183 (6.77%) DevOps
15 165 (6.10%) OOD
16 159 (5.88%) Microservices
17 154 (5.70%) Physics
18 142 (5.25%) Mentoring
19 109 (4.03%) Machine Learning
20 105 (3.88%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 1067 (39.46%) C++
2 994 (36.76%) C#
3 804 (29.73%) Java
4 784 (28.99%) JavaScript
5 696 (25.74%) SQL
6 611 (22.60%) Python
7 485 (17.94%) C
8 141 (5.21%) PHP
9 119 (4.40%) Ruby
10 109 (4.03%) VB.NET
11 93 (3.44%) Perl
12 91 (3.37%) T-SQL
13 89 (3.29%) Embedded C
14 82 (3.03%) Bash Shell
15 69 (2.55%) Embedded C++
16 66 (2.44%) Scala
17 53 (1.96%) Go
18 52 (1.92%) R
18 52 (1.92%) TypeScript
19 48 (1.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 876 (32.40%) Degree
2 322 (11.91%) Computer Science Degree
3 109 (4.03%) Security Cleared
4 97 (3.59%) PhD
5 57 (2.11%) SC Cleared
6 34 (1.26%) Master's Degree
7 20 (0.74%) ISTQB
8 17 (0.63%) Oracle Certification
9 11 (0.41%) DV Cleared
10 9 (0.33%) Numerate Degree
11 8 (0.30%) ISEB
11 8 (0.30%) PMI Certification
12 7 (0.26%) AAT
12 7 (0.26%) CCNA
12 7 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (0.22%) CIMA
14 5 (0.18%) Chartered Engineer
14 5 (0.18%) HND
14 5 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (0.18%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (5.36%) QA
2 15 (0.55%) ECSS
3 12 (0.44%) ISO 9001
4 11 (0.41%) MISRA
5 10 (0.37%) MISRA C
6 8 (0.30%) GCP
7 5 (0.18%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 4 (0.15%) Def Stans
8 4 (0.15%) DO-178B
8 4 (0.15%) ISO 13485
9 3 (0.11%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.11%) IEC 61508
9 3 (0.11%) IEC 62304
9 3 (0.11%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.074%) DO-254
10 2 (0.074%) HL7
10 2 (0.074%) ISO 26262
10 2 (0.074%) TickIT
11 1 (0.037%) IEC 61131
11 1 (0.037%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 146 (5.40%) Docker
2 53 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (1.52%) Firmware
4 21 (0.78%) Active Directory
5 15 (0.55%) Xen
6 14 (0.52%) KVM
7 12 (0.44%) Hyper-V
8 6 (0.22%) HDFS
8 6 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
8 6 (0.22%) vSphere
9 5 (0.18%) NFS
9 5 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (0.15%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.037%) OpenDJ
11 1 (0.037%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 51 (1.89%) Ansible
2 44 (1.63%) Kubernetes
3 43 (1.59%) Puppet
4 32 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (0.41%) Terraform
6 8 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (0.22%) Data Guard
7 6 (0.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 6 (0.22%) Oracle RMAN
7 6 (0.22%) Packer
8 3 (0.11%) HAProxy
8 3 (0.11%) logstash
8 3 (0.11%) Oozie
8 3 (0.11%) Sonobuoy
9 2 (0.074%) Grafana
9 2 (0.074%) Kibana
10 1 (0.037%) Nagios
10 1 (0.037%) StatsD
10 1 (0.037%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.037%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 317 (11.72%) Microsoft
2 173 (6.40%) Oracle
3 73 (2.70%) VMware
4 59 (2.18%) Sophos
5 49 (1.81%) SAP
6 44 (1.63%) Red Hat
7 43 (1.59%) Cisco
8 42 (1.55%) Google
9 39 (1.44%) Zend
10 29 (1.07%) HP
11 26 (0.96%) Sun
12 19 (0.70%) IBM
13 17 (0.63%) ArcSight
13 17 (0.63%) Hortonworks
13 17 (0.63%) Jaspersoft
13 17 (0.63%) Twitter
14 15 (0.55%) Atlassian
15 14 (0.52%) TIBCO
16 13 (0.48%) SaltStack
16 13 (0.48%) Sony