Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > South East
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 23 25
Rank change year-on-year +4 +2 +4
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 2,831 2,694 2,689
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 10.10% 8.71% 7.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.09% 9.69% 8.75%
Number of salaries quoted 2,533 2,364 2,490
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 25,516 27,809 30,717
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 91.00% 89.86% 89.42%
Number of salaries quoted 20,918 22,884 25,499
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 1,079 £52,500 +5.00% 238
Hampshire 0 717 £45,000 +5.88% 123
Berkshire +24 496 £55,000 +10.00% 75
Oxfordshire +7 476 £52,500 +5.00% 117
Surrey +4 398 £50,000 -1.96% 97
West Sussex +1 296 £47,500 +5.56% 32
East Sussex +11 246 £47,500 +5.56% 34
Buckinghamshire -25 106 £47,750 +1.60% 46
Kent +11 89 £47,500 +8.57% 40
Sussex - 1 - -
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 1,233 (43.55%) Agile Software Development
2 1,091 (38.54%) Java
3 1,066 (37.65%) C#
4 876 (30.94%) C++
5 843 (29.78%) JavaScript
6 706 (24.94%) Degree
7 700 (24.73%) .NET
8 635 (22.43%) SQL
9 606 (21.41%) Linux
9 606 (21.41%) Python
10 555 (19.60%) Computer Science
11 501 (17.70%) HTML
12 482 (17.03%) C
13 475 (16.78%) AngularJS
14 453 (16.00%) CSS
15 426 (15.05%) Scrum
16 424 (14.98%) TDD
17 383 (13.53%) OO
18 346 (12.22%) Microsoft Azure
19 341 (12.05%) Microsoft
20 328 (11.59%) Mathematics
21 316 (11.16%) SQL Server
22 314 (11.09%) SDLC
23 310 (10.95%) Git (software)
24 308 (10.88%) Test Automation
25 301 (10.63%) Amazon AWS
26 295 (10.42%) Microservices
27 291 (10.28%) Windows
28 280 (9.89%) Continuous Integration
29 277 (9.78%) Finance

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 84 (2.97%) Apache
2 59 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
3 41 (1.45%) CMS
4 40 (1.41%) Confluence
5 37 (1.31%) Tomcat
6 34 (1.20%) Apache Spark
7 26 (0.92%) OpenStack
8 20 (0.71%) IIS
9 17 (0.60%) JBoss
10 16 (0.57%) Apache Solr
11 14 (0.49%) WordPress
12 13 (0.46%) SharePoint
13 12 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 8 (0.28%) Mendix
15 7 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
15 7 (0.25%) Cloud Foundry
15 7 (0.25%) WildFly
16 6 (0.21%) nginx
16 6 (0.21%) Umbraco
17 5 (0.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
2 7 (0.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.18%) Photoshop
3 5 (0.18%) Simulink
4 4 (0.14%) Doxygen
4 4 (0.14%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.14%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.071%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.071%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.18%) Magento
3 4 (0.14%) Shopify
4 1 (0.035%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.035%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.035%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.035%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.035%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (0.035%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.035%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 346 (12.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 301 (10.63%) Amazon AWS
3 102 (3.60%) SaaS
4 49 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
5 48 (1.70%) GitHub
6 31 (1.10%) OpenShift
7 28 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
7 28 (0.99%) Serverless
8 20 (0.71%) npm
9 12 (0.42%) Azure Functions
9 12 (0.42%) Google Analytics
10 11 (0.39%) IBM Cloud
11 9 (0.32%) Google Play
12 8 (0.28%) Amazon S3
12 8 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
12 8 (0.28%) Slack
13 7 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (0.25%) AWS Lambda
13 7 (0.25%) PaaS
14 6 (0.21%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 37 (1.31%) TCP/IP
2 32 (1.13%) Internet
3 26 (0.92%) RS-232
4 21 (0.74%) RS-422
4 21 (0.74%) Wireless
5 20 (0.71%) RS-485
6 17 (0.60%) Ethernet
6 17 (0.60%) Network Security
7 15 (0.53%) AMQP
8 14 (0.49%) VLAN
9 13 (0.46%) Firewall
10 12 (0.42%) HTTP
11 11 (0.39%) H.323
11 11 (0.39%) RTP
12 8 (0.28%) Bluetooth
12 8 (0.28%) VoIP
12 8 (0.28%) VPN
13 7 (0.25%) Wireshark
14 6 (0.21%) Broadband
14 6 (0.21%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 316 (11.16%) SQL Server
2 213 (7.52%) NoSQL
3 202 (7.14%) MySQL
4 157 (5.55%) Relational Database
5 118 (4.17%) Big Data
5 118 (4.17%) MongoDB
6 81 (2.86%) RDBMS
7 75 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
8 60 (2.12%) Apache Cassandra
9 59 (2.08%) Hadoop
10 37 (1.31%) Neo4j
11 36 (1.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 28 (0.99%) Geospatial Data
13 24 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 20 (0.71%) Oracle Database
15 19 (0.67%) Cosmos DB
16 17 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
17 15 (0.53%) GIS
18 12 (0.42%) MariaDB
18 12 (0.42%) Redis
Development Applications
1 310 (10.95%) Git (software)
2 223 (7.88%) Visual Studio
3 157 (5.55%) Jenkins
4 123 (4.34%) JIRA
5 80 (2.83%) Selenium
6 69 (2.44%) Maven
7 66 (2.33%) Subversion
8 54 (1.91%) MSTest
8 54 (1.91%) Ranorex
9 49 (1.73%) webpack
10 48 (1.70%) Cucumber
10 48 (1.70%) Visual Studio Coded UI
11 45 (1.59%) JUnit
11 45 (1.59%) Moq
12 40 (1.41%) Eclipse
12 40 (1.41%) Vagrant
13 31 (1.10%) Bitbucket
14 29 (1.02%) GitLab
15 28 (0.99%) Gradle
16 22 (0.78%) Jasmine
General
1 277 (9.78%) Finance
2 122 (4.31%) Electronics
3 103 (3.64%) Telecoms
4 96 (3.39%) Marketing
5 94 (3.32%) Manufacturing
6 64 (2.26%) Retail
7 63 (2.23%) Aerospace
8 45 (1.59%) Games
9 40 (1.41%) Automotive
10 22 (0.78%) Military
11 20 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
12 16 (0.57%) Advertising
13 12 (0.42%) Financial Institution
14 10 (0.35%) German Language
15 9 (0.32%) Banking
15 9 (0.32%) Law
16 8 (0.28%) Avionics
16 8 (0.28%) Local Government
17 6 (0.21%) Back Office
18 5 (0.18%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1,336 (47.19%) Software Engineer
2 1,068 (37.73%) Developer
3 365 (12.89%) Java Developer
4 311 (10.99%) Senior Software Engineer
5 265 (9.36%) Software Developer
6 230 (8.12%) Senior Developer
7 214 (7.56%) Graduate
8 210 (7.42%) C# Software Engineer
9 203 (7.17%) C# Developer
10 202 (7.14%) C++ Software Engineer
11 158 (5.58%) .NET Developer
12 156 (5.51%) Java Engineer
13 145 (5.12%) .NET Software Engineer
13 145 (5.12%) Developer/Software Engineer
13 145 (5.12%) Java Software Engineer
14 144 (5.09%) Embedded Engineer
15 128 (4.52%) C# Software Developer
16 119 (4.20%) Junior
17 115 (4.06%) Embedded Software Engineer
18 104 (3.67%) Graduate Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 700 (24.73%) .NET
2 501 (17.70%) HTML
3 475 (16.78%) AngularJS
4 453 (16.00%) CSS
5 248 (8.76%) ASP.NET
6 224 (7.91%) React
7 218 (7.70%) RESTful
8 214 (7.56%) Spring
8 214 (7.56%) Web Services
9 211 (7.45%) HTML5
10 201 (7.10%) Node.js
11 166 (5.86%) jQuery
12 150 (5.30%) REST
13 123 (4.34%) J2EE
14 120 (4.24%) WPF
14 120 (4.24%) XML
15 118 (4.17%) .NET Framework
16 110 (3.89%) ASP.NET Web API
17 109 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
18 102 (3.60%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 167 (5.90%) Algorithms
2 153 (5.40%) User Experience
3 108 (3.81%) Mobile App
4 101 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
5 80 (2.83%) Analytical Skills
6 76 (2.68%) Fintech
7 63 (2.23%) Embedded Systems
8 59 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
9 56 (1.98%) Robotics
10 49 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
11 39 (1.38%) Social Media
12 34 (1.20%) Reinsurance
13 33 (1.17%) Video on Demand
14 31 (1.10%) Device Driver
15 30 (1.06%) Data Structures
16 22 (0.78%) N-Tier
17 21 (0.74%) Cloud Native
17 21 (0.74%) CUDA
18 18 (0.64%) Client/Server
18 18 (0.64%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 606 (21.41%) Linux
2 291 (10.28%) Windows
3 128 (4.52%) Android
4 118 (4.17%) Unix
5 88 (3.11%) Apple iOS
6 47 (1.66%) Embedded Linux
7 14 (0.49%) VxWorks
8 10 (0.35%) Windows Server
9 9 (0.32%) Debian
9 9 (0.32%) Mac OS X
9 9 (0.32%) Robot Operating System
10 8 (0.28%) CentOS
11 7 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.14%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.14%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.11%) OpenVMS
13 3 (0.11%) VMS
14 2 (0.071%) FreeBSD
14 2 (0.071%) Solaris
15 1 (0.035%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,233 (43.55%) Agile Software Development
2 555 (19.60%) Computer Science
3 426 (15.05%) Scrum
4 424 (14.98%) TDD
5 383 (13.53%) OO
6 328 (11.59%) Mathematics
7 314 (11.09%) SDLC
8 308 (10.88%) Test Automation
9 295 (10.42%) Microservices
10 280 (9.89%) Continuous Integration
11 271 (9.57%) MVC
12 247 (8.72%) Unit Testing
13 219 (7.74%) Web Development
14 206 (7.28%) Customer Requirements
15 203 (7.17%) Multithreading
16 191 (6.75%) Problem-Solving
17 185 (6.53%) DevOps
18 176 (6.22%) Mentoring
19 164 (5.79%) Machine Learning
20 163 (5.76%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 1,091 (38.54%) Java
2 1,066 (37.65%) C#
3 876 (30.94%) C++
4 843 (29.78%) JavaScript
5 635 (22.43%) SQL
6 606 (21.41%) Python
7 482 (17.03%) C
8 136 (4.80%) PHP
9 120 (4.24%) Java 8
10 108 (3.81%) TypeScript
11 92 (3.25%) Go
12 84 (2.97%) Ruby
13 82 (2.90%) Embedded C
14 81 (2.86%) Bash Shell
15 55 (1.94%) Embedded C++
16 46 (1.62%) T-SQL
17 35 (1.24%) Objective-C
18 34 (1.20%) Ada
18 34 (1.20%) MATLAB
19 33 (1.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 706 (24.94%) Degree
2 256 (9.04%) Computer Science Degree
3 163 (5.76%) Security Cleared
4 100 (3.53%) SC Cleared
5 89 (3.14%) PhD
6 51 (1.80%) DV Cleared
7 42 (1.48%) Numerate Degree
8 33 (1.17%) MPhil
9 26 (0.92%) Master's Degree
10 20 (0.71%) HND
11 19 (0.67%) HNC
12 9 (0.32%) ISTQB
13 6 (0.21%) CISSP
13 6 (0.21%) ISEB
14 5 (0.18%) AWS Certification
14 5 (0.18%) PMP
15 4 (0.14%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 4 (0.14%) CEPT
15 4 (0.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 4 (0.14%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 162 (5.72%) QA
2 20 (0.71%) DICOM
3 15 (0.53%) JTAG
4 12 (0.42%) ISO 9001
5 10 (0.35%) MISRA
6 8 (0.28%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.18%) PMO
8 4 (0.14%) GDPR
8 4 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 4 (0.14%) MISRA C
9 3 (0.11%) ISO 26262
9 3 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.071%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.071%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.071%) GAMP
10 2 (0.071%) HL7
10 2 (0.071%) IEC 62304
10 2 (0.071%) ISO 13485
11 1 (0.035%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.035%) PSD2
System Software
1 164 (5.79%) Docker
2 50 (1.77%) Firmware
3 38 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (0.60%) VirtualBox
4 17 (0.60%) vSphere
5 10 (0.35%) Active Directory
6 9 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 6 (0.21%) HDFS
7 6 (0.21%) Varnish
8 2 (0.071%) Ceph
8 2 (0.071%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.035%) ACF2
9 1 (0.035%) RACF
9 1 (0.035%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.035%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.035%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 72 (2.54%) Ansible
2 71 (2.51%) Kubernetes
3 46 (1.62%) HP Quality Center
3 46 (1.62%) Puppet
4 40 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
5 37 (1.31%) Terraform
6 16 (0.57%) Salt
7 10 (0.35%) Packer
8 6 (0.21%) Hadoop YARN
9 5 (0.18%) Capistrano
10 4 (0.14%) Nagios
10 4 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.11%) Consul
11 3 (0.11%) Docker Swarm
12 1 (0.035%) CFEngine
12 1 (0.035%) Grafana
12 1 (0.035%) HP ALM
12 1 (0.035%) Icinga
12 1 (0.035%) Kibana
12 1 (0.035%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 341 (12.05%) Microsoft
2 117 (4.13%) Oracle
3 86 (3.04%) Google
4 44 (1.55%) Sun
5 43 (1.52%) VMware
6 36 (1.27%) SAP
7 25 (0.88%) Xamarin
8 19 (0.67%) IBM
9 15 (0.53%) Atlassian
10 13 (0.46%) Zend
11 11 (0.39%) Tableau
11 11 (0.39%) Wonderware
12 10 (0.35%) Red Hat
13 8 (0.28%) Splunk
13 8 (0.28%) TOWER Software
14 7 (0.25%) Peoplefluent
14 7 (0.25%) Sitecore
15 6 (0.21%) Xceptor
16 5 (0.18%) Samsung
16 5 (0.18%) Talend