Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > South East
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 25 27
Rank change year-on-year +3 +2 +5
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 2,768 2,266 2,995
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 9.19% 7.72% 7.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.36% 8.78% 9.05%
Number of salaries quoted 2,439 2,050 2,918
South East median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £48,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +9.38% -1.03% +7.78%

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 26,719 25,809 33,083
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 88.67% 87.92% 88.00%
Number of salaries quoted 22,228 21,232 27,886
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £28,020 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%

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 21 June 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 21 June 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 0 1,151 £52,500 +16.67% 241
Hampshire +4 748 £45,000 - 102
Berkshire -2 525 £52,500 +10.53% 96
Oxfordshire +8 497 £52,500 +23.53% 119
Surrey +5 382 £47,500 -1.04% 65
West Sussex +5 239 £47,500 +7.95% 28
East Sussex -4 187 £45,000 - 23
Buckinghamshire -23 129 £50,000 +11.11% 26
Kent +20 56 £47,500 +18.75% 19
Middlesex +13 5 £55,000 +46.67% 3
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 1,256 (45.38%) Agile Software Development
2 1,007 (36.38%) C#
3 993 (35.87%) Java
4 958 (34.61%) C++
5 883 (31.90%) JavaScript
6 865 (31.25%) Degree
7 722 (26.08%) .NET
8 716 (25.87%) SQL
9 678 (24.49%) Computer Science
10 619 (22.36%) Linux
11 597 (21.57%) TDD
12 589 (21.28%) Python
13 567 (20.48%) AngularJS
14 518 (18.71%) HTML
15 510 (18.42%) C
16 457 (16.51%) CSS
17 427 (15.43%) SQL Server
18 421 (15.21%) OO
19 419 (15.14%) Windows
20 407 (14.70%) Scrum
21 398 (14.38%) MVC
22 357 (12.90%) Web Services
23 337 (12.17%) Continuous Integration
24 336 (12.14%) Amazon AWS
25 331 (11.96%) ASP.NET
25 331 (11.96%) Microsoft
26 325 (11.74%) Git (software)
27 306 (11.05%) Spring
28 305 (11.02%) Computer Science Degree
29 288 (10.40%) SDLC

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 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
2 75 (2.71%) Tomcat
3 69 (2.49%) Apache
4 56 (2.02%) OpenStack
5 52 (1.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 48 (1.73%) JBoss
7 45 (1.63%) Apache Solr
8 43 (1.55%) CMS
9 32 (1.16%) Apache Spark
10 30 (1.08%) Confluence
11 20 (0.72%) SharePoint
12 19 (0.69%) nginx
13 15 (0.54%) IIS
14 14 (0.51%) WebSphere
15 12 (0.43%) NServiceBus
16 8 (0.29%) WebLogic
17 7 (0.25%) WordPress
18 6 (0.22%) Cloud Foundry
18 6 (0.22%) WildFly
19 5 (0.18%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 12 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.33%) Photoshop
3 6 (0.22%) Simulink
4 5 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.14%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.14%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.11%) GIMP
7 2 (0.072%) Doxygen
7 2 (0.072%) InVision
8 1 (0.036%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.036%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 17 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.29%) Infor M3
3 2 (0.072%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.036%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.036%) Magento
4 1 (0.036%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 336 (12.14%) Amazon AWS
2 245 (8.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 81 (2.93%) SaaS
4 55 (1.99%) GitHub
5 32 (1.16%) Google Cloud Platform
6 26 (0.94%) OpenShift
7 18 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
7 18 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
8 14 (0.51%) npm
9 11 (0.40%) NuGet
10 10 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
11 7 (0.25%) Amazon SQS
12 6 (0.22%) PaaS
13 5 (0.18%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 5 (0.18%) Serverless
13 5 (0.18%) Slack
14 4 (0.14%) Amazon S3
14 4 (0.14%) Google Analytics
14 4 (0.14%) Office 365
14 4 (0.14%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 80 (2.89%) Internet
2 52 (1.88%) Network Security
3 48 (1.73%) TCP/IP
4 33 (1.19%) AMQP
5 29 (1.05%) HTTP
6 18 (0.65%) Ethernet
7 17 (0.61%) GSM
8 16 (0.58%) LTE
8 16 (0.58%) UMTS
9 14 (0.51%) Wireshark
10 11 (0.40%) Asterisk PBX
10 11 (0.40%) FTP
10 11 (0.40%) SMS
11 10 (0.36%) RS-232
12 9 (0.33%) RTP
12 9 (0.33%) SNMP
13 8 (0.29%) GGSN
13 8 (0.29%) MGW
13 8 (0.29%) PBX
13 8 (0.29%) RANAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 427 (15.43%) SQL Server
2 218 (7.88%) MySQL
3 188 (6.79%) Relational Database
4 174 (6.29%) Big Data
5 147 (5.31%) NoSQL
6 107 (3.87%) MongoDB
7 93 (3.36%) RDBMS
8 87 (3.14%) PostgreSQL
9 47 (1.70%) Apache Cassandra
10 41 (1.48%) Hadoop
11 38 (1.37%) Oracle Database
12 34 (1.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 33 (1.19%) Redis
14 17 (0.61%) GIS
14 17 (0.61%) MariaDB
15 16 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
15 16 (0.58%) Geospatial Data
15 16 (0.58%) HBase
16 14 (0.51%) Apache Hive
16 14 (0.51%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 325 (11.74%) Git (software)
2 236 (8.53%) Visual Studio
3 169 (6.11%) Subversion
4 158 (5.71%) Jenkins
5 99 (3.58%) JIRA
6 88 (3.18%) Eclipse
7 87 (3.14%) Team Foundation Server
8 84 (3.03%) Maven
9 72 (2.60%) Selenium
10 58 (2.10%) JUnit
11 36 (1.30%) Cucumber
11 36 (1.30%) Vagrant
12 31 (1.12%) NUnit
13 29 (1.05%) webpack
14 27 (0.98%) Bitbucket
15 24 (0.87%) git-flow
15 24 (0.87%) Gradle
15 24 (0.87%) IntelliJ
16 22 (0.79%) Ant
16 22 (0.79%) Moq
General
1 175 (6.32%) Finance
2 100 (3.61%) Electronics
3 80 (2.89%) Telecoms
4 74 (2.67%) Marketing
5 61 (2.20%) Manufacturing
6 54 (1.95%) Automotive
7 53 (1.91%) Aerospace
8 46 (1.66%) Retail
9 35 (1.26%) Games
10 32 (1.16%) Advertising
11 25 (0.90%) Military
12 24 (0.87%) Banking
13 12 (0.43%) Publishing
14 7 (0.25%) Multimedia
15 6 (0.22%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.22%) Law
16 5 (0.18%) Avionics
16 5 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
17 4 (0.14%) Billing
18 3 (0.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1,375 (49.67%) Software Engineer
2 1,059 (38.26%) Developer
3 351 (12.68%) Senior Software Engineer
4 336 (12.14%) Software Developer
5 308 (11.13%) C++ Software Engineer
6 305 (11.02%) Java Developer
7 243 (8.78%) Senior Developer
8 226 (8.16%) Java Engineer
9 217 (7.84%) .NET Developer
10 212 (7.66%) C# Developer
11 209 (7.55%) Java Software Engineer
12 201 (7.26%) Embedded Engineer
13 200 (7.23%) C# Software Engineer
14 176 (6.36%) Graduate
15 161 (5.82%) Embedded Software Engineer
16 159 (5.74%) Developer/Software Engineer
17 157 (5.67%) C# .NET Developer
18 141 (5.09%) C# Software Developer
19 122 (4.41%) .NET Software Developer
20 113 (4.08%) .NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 722 (26.08%) .NET
2 567 (20.48%) AngularJS
3 518 (18.71%) HTML
4 457 (16.51%) CSS
5 357 (12.90%) Web Services
6 331 (11.96%) ASP.NET
7 306 (11.05%) Spring
8 270 (9.75%) jQuery
9 256 (9.25%) React
10 225 (8.13%) REST
11 210 (7.59%) XML
12 190 (6.86%) HTML5
13 170 (6.14%) RESTful
14 165 (5.96%) ASP.NET MVC
15 143 (5.17%) WPF
16 141 (5.09%) JSON
17 140 (5.06%) Hibernate
18 132 (4.77%) .NET Framework
18 132 (4.77%) Node.js
18 132 (4.77%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 678 (24.49%) Computer Science
2 159 (5.74%) Greenfield Project
3 148 (5.35%) User Experience
4 136 (4.91%) Algorithms
5 105 (3.79%) Mobile App
6 86 (3.11%) Analytical Skills
6 86 (3.11%) Self-Motivation
7 66 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
8 43 (1.55%) Embedded Systems
9 42 (1.52%) Device Driver
10 32 (1.16%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 31 (1.12%) Public Cloud
12 27 (0.98%) Client/Server
13 26 (0.94%) CUDA
14 24 (0.87%) Robotics
15 21 (0.76%) Social Media
16 20 (0.72%) Cloud Native
16 20 (0.72%) Management Information System
17 17 (0.61%) Data Structures
18 16 (0.58%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 619 (22.36%) Linux
2 419 (15.14%) Windows
3 111 (4.01%) Unix
4 92 (3.32%) Embedded Linux
5 65 (2.35%) Android
6 37 (1.34%) Mac OS X
7 30 (1.08%) Apple iOS
8 22 (0.79%) Mac OS
8 22 (0.79%) Ubuntu
8 22 (0.79%) Windows Server
9 19 (0.69%) CentOS
10 17 (0.61%) Debian
11 15 (0.54%) VxWorks
12 11 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (0.22%) Solaris
13 6 (0.22%) Windows 10
14 4 (0.14%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.072%) ThreadX
15 2 (0.072%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.036%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,256 (45.38%) Agile Software Development
2 597 (21.57%) TDD
3 421 (15.21%) OO
4 407 (14.70%) Scrum
5 398 (14.38%) MVC
6 337 (12.17%) Continuous Integration
7 288 (10.40%) SDLC
8 270 (9.75%) Test Automation
9 264 (9.54%) Unit Testing
10 256 (9.25%) Mathematics
11 253 (9.14%) Problem-Solving
12 225 (8.13%) Mentoring
13 209 (7.55%) Machine Learning
14 204 (7.37%) Multithreading
15 202 (7.30%) DevOps
15 202 (7.30%) Microservices
16 174 (6.29%) Web Development
17 157 (5.67%) BDD
17 157 (5.67%) Front End Development
18 156 (5.64%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 1,007 (36.38%) C#
2 993 (35.87%) Java
3 958 (34.61%) C++
4 883 (31.90%) JavaScript
5 716 (25.87%) SQL
6 589 (21.28%) Python
7 510 (18.42%) C
8 152 (5.49%) Java 8
9 148 (5.35%) PHP
10 92 (3.32%) Embedded C++
11 85 (3.07%) Scala
12 72 (2.60%) Embedded C
13 69 (2.49%) Go
14 67 (2.42%) TypeScript
15 64 (2.31%) Ruby
16 62 (2.24%) T-SQL
17 52 (1.88%) Bash Shell
18 47 (1.70%) Perl
19 43 (1.55%) VB.NET
20 36 (1.30%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 865 (31.25%) Degree
2 305 (11.02%) Computer Science Degree
3 192 (6.94%) Security Cleared
4 103 (3.72%) PhD
5 88 (3.18%) DV Cleared
6 73 (2.64%) SC Cleared
7 35 (1.26%) Master's Degree
8 20 (0.72%) Numerate Degree
9 18 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (0.43%) ISEB
11 10 (0.36%) ISTQB
12 6 (0.22%) Oracle Certification
12 6 (0.22%) PMI Certification
13 4 (0.14%) PMP
14 3 (0.11%) AWS Certification
14 3 (0.11%) Chartered Engineer
14 3 (0.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 2 (0.072%) CITP
15 2 (0.072%) Postgraduate
15 2 (0.072%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 175 (6.32%) QA
2 38 (1.37%) ISO 9001
3 14 (0.51%) GCP
4 13 (0.47%) MISRA
5 11 (0.40%) MISRA C
6 10 (0.36%) GDPR
7 4 (0.14%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.11%) PA-DSS
9 2 (0.072%) DICOM
9 2 (0.072%) ECSS
9 2 (0.072%) ISO 13485
9 2 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.072%) JTAG
10 1 (0.036%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.036%) IEC 62304
10 1 (0.036%) ISO 26262
10 1 (0.036%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.036%) ISO/IEC 12207
10 1 (0.036%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.036%) PMO
System Software
1 116 (4.19%) Docker
2 92 (3.32%) Firmware
3 41 (1.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.36%) Active Directory
4 10 (0.36%) HDFS
5 6 (0.22%) vSphere
6 5 (0.18%) VirtualBox
7 4 (0.14%) LXC
7 4 (0.14%) Xen
8 3 (0.11%) ACF2
8 3 (0.11%) Apache Flume
8 3 (0.11%) BitLocker
8 3 (0.11%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.11%) RACF
8 3 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.072%) Postfix
10 1 (0.036%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.036%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 81 (2.93%) Ansible
2 66 (2.38%) Kubernetes
3 58 (2.10%) Puppet
4 52 (1.88%) Opscode Chef
5 35 (1.26%) Terraform
6 13 (0.47%) Docker Swarm
7 11 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
7 11 (0.40%) Nagios
8 10 (0.36%) Packer
9 7 (0.25%) Consul
10 5 (0.18%) Salt
11 4 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 3 (0.11%) Oozie
13 2 (0.072%) HAProxy
13 2 (0.072%) HP ALM
14 1 (0.036%) Marathon
14 1 (0.036%) Mesos
14 1 (0.036%) OpenVAS
14 1 (0.036%) Proxmox
14 1 (0.036%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 331 (11.96%) Microsoft
2 210 (7.59%) Oracle
3 65 (2.35%) VMware
4 63 (2.28%) Google
5 44 (1.59%) Atlassian
6 41 (1.48%) Capita
7 30 (1.08%) Xamarin
8 28 (1.01%) Sun
9 19 (0.69%) SAP
10 16 (0.58%) Talend
11 15 (0.54%) TIBCO
12 14 (0.51%) IBM
13 13 (0.47%) Cadence
13 13 (0.47%) Sophos
14 12 (0.43%) Cisco
15 11 (0.40%) BEA
15 11 (0.40%) TOWER Software
16 10 (0.36%) Salesforce.com
17 9 (0.33%) Atmel
17 9 (0.33%) Red Hat