Period
to 15 November 2019

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 15 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > South East
6 months to
15 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 19 21 23
Rank change year-on-year +2 +2 +2
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 2,631 2,781 2,627
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 10.41% 9.66% 8.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.53% 10.61% 9.51%
Number of salaries quoted 2,266 2,488 2,339
South East median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.89% +1.11%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £57,500 £54,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.48% +8.00% -

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 22,819 26,199 27,635
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 90.27% 91.03% 90.37%
Number of salaries quoted 18,446 21,616 22,793
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,000 £27,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -

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 15 November 2019.

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 15 November 2019. 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 +8 1,217 £50,000 -4.76% 223
Hampshire -2 616 £50,000 +11.11% 130
Oxfordshire +6 554 £45,000 -14.29% 106
Berkshire +1 508 £55,000 - 81
Surrey -6 290 £55,000 +10.00% 89
West Sussex +2 255 £47,500 - 35
East Sussex -4 169 £50,000 +5.26% 6
Buckinghamshire +34 155 £50,000 +5.26% 36
Kent -7 67 £47,500 - 13
Middlesex - 7 £55,000 - 3
Isle of Wight - 4 £35,000 - 1
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 15 November 2019, 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 1,108 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1,008 (38.31%) C#
3 894 (33.98%) C++
4 840 (31.93%) JavaScript
5 787 (29.91%) Java
6 758 (28.81%) Degree
7 693 (26.34%) .NET
8 608 (23.11%) Python
9 593 (22.54%) Computer Science
10 506 (19.23%) Linux
11 470 (17.86%) C
12 467 (17.75%) SQL
13 459 (17.45%) Git (software)
14 457 (17.37%) HTML
15 401 (15.24%) CSS
16 361 (13.72%) Windows
17 349 (13.26%) AngularJS
18 348 (13.23%) TDD
19 344 (13.07%) Docker
20 341 (12.96%) Computer Science Degree
21 324 (12.31%) AWS
22 312 (11.86%) Problem-Solving
23 310 (11.78%) Scrum
24 302 (11.48%) Microservices
25 296 (11.25%) Unit Testing
26 291 (11.06%) Azure
27 290 (11.02%) Mathematics
28 283 (10.76%) DevOps
29 278 (10.57%) Continuous Integration
30 253 (9.62%) 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 58 (2.20%) Confluence
2 52 (1.98%) Tomcat
3 48 (1.82%) CMS
4 46 (1.75%) Apache Spark
4 46 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
5 34 (1.29%) Apache
6 25 (0.95%) Sitecore CMS
7 22 (0.84%) Hyperledger
7 22 (0.84%) WordPress
8 18 (0.68%) Drupal
9 13 (0.49%) JBoss
10 11 (0.42%) SugarCRM
10 11 (0.42%) WebSphere
11 10 (0.38%) SharePoint
12 9 (0.34%) Joomla!
13 8 (0.30%) Apache Solr
14 7 (0.27%) GeoServer
14 7 (0.27%) Skype for Business
15 6 (0.23%) GlassFish
16 5 (0.19%) Jetty
Applications
1 20 (0.76%) MS Visio
2 14 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
3 9 (0.34%) Simulink
4 8 (0.30%) Figma
4 8 (0.30%) OmniGraffle
4 8 (0.30%) Sketch
5 6 (0.23%) Microsoft Excel
6 5 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (0.11%) Doxygen
8 2 (0.076%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.038%) Maya
9 1 (0.038%) Weka
Business Applications
1 4 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.11%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.038%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.038%) Magento
3 1 (0.038%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 324 (12.31%) AWS
2 291 (11.06%) Azure
3 136 (5.17%) SaaS
4 101 (3.84%) GCP
5 40 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
5 40 (1.52%) Serverless
6 39 (1.48%) GitHub
7 35 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
8 29 (1.10%) npm
9 26 (0.99%) Amazon S3
10 25 (0.95%) PaaS
11 21 (0.80%) IaaS
12 19 (0.72%) AWS Lambda
13 12 (0.46%) Office 365
14 11 (0.42%) Amazon SQS
15 10 (0.38%) Sage Pay
16 9 (0.34%) G Suite
16 9 (0.34%) Power Platform
17 8 (0.30%) IBM Cloud
18 7 (0.27%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 43 (1.63%) Wireless
2 36 (1.37%) TCP/IP
3 29 (1.10%) Internet
4 25 (0.95%) Bluetooth
5 24 (0.91%) RS-232
6 20 (0.76%) RS-485
7 16 (0.61%) VoIP
8 15 (0.57%) HTTP
8 15 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
9 14 (0.53%) Firewall
10 13 (0.49%) Network Security
11 10 (0.38%) Wireshark
12 8 (0.30%) DNS
12 8 (0.30%) Ethernet
13 7 (0.27%) PSTN
13 7 (0.27%) Skype
13 7 (0.27%) Unified Communications
14 6 (0.23%) Intranet
14 6 (0.23%) LTE
15 5 (0.19%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 225 (8.55%) SQL Server
2 151 (5.74%) MySQL
3 134 (5.09%) PostgreSQL
4 118 (4.48%) MongoDB
5 92 (3.50%) Relational Database
6 90 (3.42%) Big Data
7 71 (2.70%) NoSQL
8 49 (1.86%) Hadoop
9 38 (1.44%) RDBMS
10 36 (1.37%) Redis
11 30 (1.14%) Blockchain
12 28 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
13 27 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
14 26 (0.99%) Neo4j
15 16 (0.61%) GIS
16 15 (0.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 11 (0.42%) Geospatial Data
18 10 (0.38%) Cosmos DB
19 9 (0.34%) Power BI
19 9 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 459 (17.45%) Git (software)
2 186 (7.07%) Jenkins
3 124 (4.71%) Maven
4 121 (4.60%) JIRA
5 118 (4.48%) Visual Studio
6 92 (3.50%) Subversion
7 77 (2.93%) Selenium
8 50 (1.90%) TeamCity
9 46 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
10 42 (1.60%) Bitbucket
11 36 (1.37%) Cucumber
12 34 (1.29%) JUnit
13 33 (1.25%) Visual Studio Team System
14 30 (1.14%) Mocha
15 29 (1.10%) Bugzilla
15 29 (1.10%) Gradle
15 29 (1.10%) Hudson
16 28 (1.06%) CruiseControl
16 28 (1.06%) Gemini Tracker
16 28 (1.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 205 (7.79%) Finance
2 170 (6.46%) Electronics
3 60 (2.28%) Retail
4 57 (2.17%) Automotive
4 57 (2.17%) Telecoms
5 51 (1.94%) Banking
6 50 (1.90%) Manufacturing
7 44 (1.67%) Games
8 42 (1.60%) Aerospace
9 38 (1.44%) Public Sector
10 35 (1.33%) Marketing
11 23 (0.87%) Advertising
11 23 (0.87%) Law
12 10 (0.38%) Military
12 10 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
13 9 (0.34%) Publishing
14 7 (0.27%) Avionics
14 7 (0.27%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.11%) Back Office
16 2 (0.076%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1,329 (50.51%) Software Engineer
2 875 (33.26%) Developer
3 398 (15.13%) Senior Software Engineer
4 217 (8.25%) Software Developer
5 209 (7.94%) Graduate
6 208 (7.91%) C# Software Engineer
7 194 (7.37%) C++ Software Engineer
8 192 (7.30%) Java Developer
9 168 (6.39%) Embedded Engineer
10 167 (6.35%) Junior
11 165 (6.27%) C# Developer
12 146 (5.55%) Embedded Software Engineer
13 138 (5.25%) Senior Developer
14 136 (5.17%) .NET Developer
15 122 (4.64%) Graduate Software Engineer
16 116 (4.41%) Java Engineer
17 115 (4.37%) .NET Software Engineer
18 91 (3.46%) Java Software Engineer
19 87 (3.31%) Developer/Software Engineer
20 83 (3.15%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 693 (26.34%) .NET
2 457 (17.37%) HTML
3 401 (15.24%) CSS
4 349 (13.26%) AngularJS
5 232 (8.82%) React
6 219 (8.32%) RESTful
7 216 (8.21%) Node.js
8 206 (7.83%) ASP.NET
9 192 (7.30%) Spring
10 181 (6.88%) Web Services
11 154 (5.85%) HTML5
12 152 (5.78%) .NET Framework
13 141 (5.36%) .NET Core
14 138 (5.25%) REST
15 129 (4.90%) WPF
16 124 (4.71%) jQuery
17 96 (3.65%) ASP.NET MVC
18 81 (3.08%) Redux
19 80 (3.04%) Spring Boot
20 67 (2.55%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 225 (8.55%) Algorithms
2 194 (7.37%) Greenfield Project
3 130 (4.94%) User Experience
4 109 (4.14%) Embedded Systems
5 97 (3.69%) Self-Motivation
6 95 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
7 46 (1.75%) Robotics
8 37 (1.41%) Mobile App
9 34 (1.29%) Public Cloud
10 33 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
10 33 (1.25%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 32 (1.22%) Data Structures
12 30 (1.14%) Private Cloud
13 28 (1.06%) CUDA
14 27 (1.03%) Management Information System
15 21 (0.80%) Life Science
16 20 (0.76%) Replication
17 19 (0.72%) iPad
17 19 (0.72%) Social Media
17 19 (0.72%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 506 (19.23%) Linux
2 361 (13.72%) Windows
3 124 (4.71%) Android
4 83 (3.15%) Apple iOS
5 51 (1.94%) Unix
6 47 (1.79%) Embedded Linux
7 16 (0.61%) VxWorks
8 11 (0.42%) Debian
8 11 (0.42%) Mac OS
8 11 (0.42%) Ubuntu
8 11 (0.42%) Windows Server
9 9 (0.34%) CentOS
9 9 (0.34%) ThreadX
10 6 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.15%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.11%) FreeRTOS
12 3 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.076%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.038%) VMS
14 1 (0.038%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,108 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 593 (22.54%) Computer Science
3 348 (13.23%) TDD
4 312 (11.86%) Problem-Solving
5 310 (11.78%) Scrum
6 302 (11.48%) Microservices
7 296 (11.25%) Unit Testing
8 290 (11.02%) Mathematics
9 283 (10.76%) DevOps
10 278 (10.57%) Continuous Integration
11 253 (9.62%) Test Automation
12 252 (9.58%) OO
13 221 (8.40%) MVC
14 218 (8.29%) SDLC
15 178 (6.77%) Mentoring
16 167 (6.35%) Artificial Intelligence
17 165 (6.27%) Front End Development
18 153 (5.82%) Machine Learning
19 148 (5.63%) Web Development
20 146 (5.55%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 1,008 (38.31%) C#
2 894 (33.98%) C++
3 840 (31.93%) JavaScript
4 787 (29.91%) Java
5 608 (23.11%) Python
6 470 (17.86%) C
7 467 (17.75%) SQL
8 165 (6.27%) PHP
9 114 (4.33%) TypeScript
10 97 (3.69%) MATLAB
11 91 (3.46%) Go
12 88 (3.34%) Embedded C
13 84 (3.19%) Ruby
14 75 (2.85%) Java 8
15 53 (2.01%) R
16 50 (1.90%) Embedded C++
16 50 (1.90%) Scala
17 48 (1.82%) Bash Shell
18 47 (1.79%) XAML
19 45 (1.71%) ES6
Qualifications
1 758 (28.81%) Degree
2 341 (12.96%) Computer Science Degree
3 126 (4.79%) Security Cleared
4 78 (2.96%) SC Cleared
5 52 (1.98%) PhD
6 45 (1.71%) Numerate Degree
7 44 (1.67%) DV Cleared
8 32 (1.22%) DBS Check
9 31 (1.18%) Master's Degree
10 10 (0.38%) AWS Certification
11 5 (0.19%) CCNA
11 5 (0.19%) CCNP
11 5 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (0.15%) JNCIA
13 3 (0.11%) ISEB
13 3 (0.11%) ISTQB
13 3 (0.11%) MCSD
14 2 (0.076%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (0.076%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (3.65%) QA
2 26 (0.99%) DICOM
3 15 (0.57%) GDPR
4 10 (0.38%) ISO 9001
5 8 (0.30%) SLA
6 7 (0.27%) IEC 61508
6 7 (0.27%) ISO 13485
6 7 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.19%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.19%) PMO
8 3 (0.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 2 (0.076%) GAMP
9 2 (0.076%) MISRA
10 1 (0.038%) COBIT
10 1 (0.038%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.038%) IEC 62304
10 1 (0.038%) NIST
System Software
1 344 (13.07%) Docker
2 106 (4.03%) Firmware
3 26 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (0.34%) Active Directory
5 8 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (0.23%) vSphere
7 3 (0.11%) HDFS
8 2 (0.076%) ACF2
8 2 (0.076%) Kamailio
8 2 (0.076%) RACF
9 1 (0.038%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.038%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.038%) LXC
9 1 (0.038%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.038%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 157 (5.97%) Kubernetes
2 40 (1.52%) Ansible
3 27 (1.03%) Puppet
3 27 (1.03%) Terraform
4 18 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (0.46%) Docker Swarm
6 10 (0.38%) Kibana
7 9 (0.34%) MIIS
8 8 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
9 7 (0.27%) SELinux
9 7 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
10 6 (0.23%) Marathon
10 6 (0.23%) Mesos
10 6 (0.23%) Prometheus
11 5 (0.19%) logstash
12 3 (0.11%) Ambari
12 3 (0.11%) Cisco CUCM
12 3 (0.11%) Fluentd
12 3 (0.11%) Grafana
12 3 (0.11%) Istio
Vendors
1 215 (8.17%) Microsoft
2 85 (3.23%) Google
3 64 (2.43%) Sage
4 63 (2.39%) Oracle
5 27 (1.03%) SAP
6 25 (0.95%) Sitecore
7 23 (0.87%) Perforce
8 21 (0.80%) Freescale
8 21 (0.80%) Renesas
9 17 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
10 15 (0.57%) Cypress Semiconductor
10 15 (0.57%) hybris
11 14 (0.53%) IBM
11 14 (0.53%) VMware
12 11 (0.42%) Cisco
13 10 (0.38%) Klocwork
13 10 (0.38%) QNX
14 9 (0.34%) Sun
15 8 (0.30%) Xilinx
15 8 (0.30%) Zend