Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > South East
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 22 28
Rank change year-on-year 0 +6 +5
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 2369 2884 3002
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 8.19% 8.11% 7.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.39% 9.29% 8.23%
Number of salaries quoted 2145 2711 2827
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,600 £26,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 25242 31043 36477
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 87.22% 87.29% 86.65%
Number of salaries quoted 20770 25841 29932
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £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 18 October 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 18 October 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 +1 965 £47,500 +11.76% 101
Hampshire +5 481 £45,000 - 42
Surrey -1 418 £50,000 +11.11% 40
Oxfordshire -5 368 £50,000 +11.11% 47
Berkshire -5 354 £45,000 +5.88% 41
Buckinghamshire +16 249 £47,000 +25.33% 13
West Sussex -8 220 £34,000 -24.44% 14
East Sussex +11 184 £45,000 -10.00% 5
Kent +35 86 £40,000 +6.67% 8
Isle of Wight +4 7 £24,000 -30.94% 1
Middlesex +4 2 £37,500 - 1
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 1022 (43.14%) Agile Software Development
2 858 (36.22%) C++
3 857 (36.18%) C#
4 801 (33.81%) Degree
5 785 (33.14%) JavaScript
6 773 (32.63%) Java
7 683 (28.83%) Linux
8 630 (26.59%) .NET
9 603 (25.45%) SQL
10 586 (24.74%) Computer Science
11 535 (22.58%) HTML
12 487 (20.56%) C
13 483 (20.39%) Scrum
14 482 (20.35%) Python
15 455 (19.21%) Windows
16 451 (19.04%) CSS
17 386 (16.29%) SQL Server
18 378 (15.96%) AngularJS
19 351 (14.82%) TDD
20 336 (14.18%) OO
21 331 (13.97%) MVC
22 306 (12.92%) ASP.NET
23 278 (11.73%) Web Services
24 274 (11.57%) XML
25 267 (11.27%) Microsoft
26 266 (11.23%) Computer Science Degree
27 261 (11.02%) Amazon AWS
28 253 (10.68%) Web Development
29 247 (10.43%) SDLC
30 244 (10.30%) Continuous Integration

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 72 (3.04%) Elasticsearch
2 65 (2.74%) Tomcat
3 63 (2.66%) Apache
4 39 (1.65%) IIS
5 37 (1.56%) Apache Spark
6 36 (1.52%) JBoss
7 30 (1.27%) Apache Solr
7 30 (1.27%) OpenStack
7 30 (1.27%) SharePoint
8 18 (0.76%) CMS
8 18 (0.76%) Confluence
9 16 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
9 16 (0.68%) WebLogic
10 12 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 11 (0.46%) WildFly
12 10 (0.42%) WebSphere
13 9 (0.38%) WordPress
14 7 (0.30%) NServiceBus
15 6 (0.25%) Apache Pig
16 5 (0.21%) Drupal
Applications
1 37 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.30%) Simulink
4 4 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.13%) Maple
6 2 (0.084%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.084%) OrCAD
7 1 (0.042%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.042%) CATIA
7 1 (0.042%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.042%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.042%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 2 (0.084%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.042%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.042%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.042%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.042%) Fredhopper
2 1 (0.042%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.042%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 261 (11.02%) Amazon AWS
2 181 (7.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 83 (3.50%) SaaS
4 59 (2.49%) Cloud Computing
5 40 (1.69%) GitHub
6 24 (1.01%) OpenShift
7 23 (0.97%) PaaS
8 20 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
9 17 (0.72%) npm
10 14 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
11 13 (0.55%) Office 365
12 7 (0.30%) IaaS
13 5 (0.21%) Google Analytics
14 4 (0.17%) Serverless
15 3 (0.13%) Heroku
16 2 (0.084%) Amazon SQS
17 1 (0.042%) AWS Lambda
17 1 (0.042%) Azure Machine Learning
17 1 (0.042%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 59 (2.49%) TCP/IP
2 48 (2.03%) Internet
3 45 (1.90%) HTTP
4 18 (0.76%) Firewall
5 15 (0.63%) GSM
5 15 (0.63%) LTE
5 15 (0.63%) UMTS
5 15 (0.63%) VoIP
6 14 (0.59%) VPN
7 13 (0.55%) RS-232
7 13 (0.55%) RS-485
8 12 (0.51%) DHCP
9 11 (0.46%) FTP
9 11 (0.46%) Network Security
10 9 (0.38%) Diameter Protocol
10 9 (0.38%) DNS
10 9 (0.38%) RANAP
10 9 (0.38%) RS-422
10 9 (0.38%) RTP
10 9 (0.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 386 (16.29%) SQL Server
2 188 (7.94%) MySQL
3 163 (6.88%) Relational Database
4 131 (5.53%) Big Data
5 126 (5.32%) NoSQL
6 89 (3.76%) PostgreSQL
7 72 (3.04%) MongoDB
8 61 (2.57%) Hadoop
8 61 (2.57%) RDBMS
9 45 (1.90%) Redis
10 25 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
11 22 (0.93%) SQL Server 2016
12 21 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
13 18 (0.76%) GIS
14 16 (0.68%) Oracle Database
15 15 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
16 14 (0.59%) Amazon RDS
16 14 (0.59%) DB2
17 12 (0.51%) Oracle Database 10g
17 12 (0.51%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 236 (9.96%) Git (software)
2 217 (9.16%) Visual Studio
3 126 (5.32%) Jenkins
4 115 (4.85%) Subversion
5 114 (4.81%) JIRA
6 110 (4.64%) Selenium
7 87 (3.67%) Maven
8 80 (3.38%) Team Foundation Server
9 54 (2.28%) JUnit
10 43 (1.82%) NUnit
11 42 (1.77%) Eclipse
12 26 (1.10%) JSUnit
13 21 (0.89%) Cucumber
14 20 (0.84%) gulp
15 19 (0.80%) Ant
16 18 (0.76%) HP UFT
16 18 (0.76%) TeamCity
17 17 (0.72%) Hudson
17 17 (0.72%) LoadRunner
18 16 (0.68%) GCC
General
1 204 (8.61%) Finance
2 136 (5.74%) Telecoms
3 128 (5.40%) Electronics
4 80 (3.38%) Marketing
5 67 (2.83%) Automotive
6 64 (2.70%) Manufacturing
7 56 (2.36%) Banking
8 51 (2.15%) Aerospace
9 50 (2.11%) Games
10 42 (1.77%) Retail
11 24 (1.01%) Legal
12 23 (0.97%) Investment Banking
12 23 (0.97%) Publishing
13 21 (0.89%) Back Office
14 20 (0.84%) Military
15 15 (0.63%) Advertising
16 7 (0.30%) General Ledger
17 5 (0.21%) Law
18 4 (0.17%) Billing
18 4 (0.17%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1053 (44.45%) Software Engineer
2 916 (38.67%) Developer
3 312 (13.17%) Software Developer
4 283 (11.95%) C++ Software Engineer
5 276 (11.65%) Senior Software Engineer
6 272 (11.48%) .NET Developer
7 247 (10.43%) C# Developer
8 206 (8.70%) Graduate
9 192 (8.10%) Java Developer
10 185 (7.81%) Senior Developer
11 172 (7.26%) C# .NET Developer
12 171 (7.22%) C# Software Engineer
13 161 (6.80%) Embedded Engineer
14 146 (6.16%) Junior
15 144 (6.08%) Embedded Software Engineer
16 139 (5.87%) .NET Software Developer
17 136 (5.74%) Developer/Software Engineer
18 129 (5.45%) C# Software Developer
19 119 (5.02%) Java Engineer
20 108 (4.56%) .NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 630 (26.59%) .NET
2 535 (22.58%) HTML
3 451 (19.04%) CSS
4 378 (15.96%) AngularJS
5 306 (12.92%) ASP.NET
6 278 (11.73%) Web Services
7 274 (11.57%) XML
8 231 (9.75%) .NET Framework
9 222 (9.37%) jQuery
10 187 (7.89%) RESTful
11 169 (7.13%) Spring
12 166 (7.01%) REST
13 155 (6.54%) HTML5
14 154 (6.50%) SOAP
15 152 (6.42%) React
16 144 (6.08%) ASP.NET MVC
17 139 (5.87%) Node.js
18 138 (5.83%) ASP.NET Web API
19 136 (5.74%) JSON
20 117 (4.94%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 586 (24.74%) Computer Science
2 153 (6.46%) Analytical Skills
3 138 (5.83%) User Experience
4 132 (5.57%) Algorithms
5 86 (3.63%) Greenfield Project
6 69 (2.91%) Embedded Systems
7 66 (2.79%) Enterprise Software
8 53 (2.24%) Fintech
9 41 (1.73%) Client/Server
10 31 (1.31%) Mobile App
11 23 (0.97%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 22 (0.93%) Data Centre
13 21 (0.89%) Device Driver
14 17 (0.72%) Contactless
14 17 (0.72%) Social Media
15 16 (0.68%) CUDA
16 14 (0.59%) Data Structures
16 14 (0.59%) Robotics
17 13 (0.55%) iPad
17 13 (0.55%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 683 (28.83%) Linux
2 455 (19.21%) Windows
3 148 (6.25%) Unix
4 62 (2.62%) Embedded Linux
5 51 (2.15%) Android
6 39 (1.65%) Apple iOS
7 35 (1.48%) VxWorks
8 30 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 28 (1.18%) Windows Server
10 26 (1.10%) Solaris
11 24 (1.01%) CentOS
12 15 (0.63%) Ubuntu
13 14 (0.59%) Mac OS X
14 10 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
15 8 (0.34%) Mac OS
15 8 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
15 8 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
16 7 (0.30%) AIX
17 2 (0.084%) FreeBSD
17 2 (0.084%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1022 (43.14%) Agile Software Development
2 483 (20.39%) Scrum
3 351 (14.82%) TDD
4 336 (14.18%) OO
5 331 (13.97%) MVC
6 253 (10.68%) Web Development
7 247 (10.43%) SDLC
8 244 (10.30%) Continuous Integration
9 234 (9.88%) Test Automation
10 200 (8.44%) Unit Testing
11 190 (8.02%) Multithreading
12 166 (7.01%) Mathematics
13 164 (6.92%) OOP
14 159 (6.71%) Microservices
15 153 (6.46%) DevOps
16 113 (4.77%) Mentoring
17 110 (4.64%) OOD
18 106 (4.47%) Physics
19 105 (4.43%) Open Source
20 101 (4.26%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 858 (36.22%) C++
2 857 (36.18%) C#
3 785 (33.14%) JavaScript
4 773 (32.63%) Java
5 603 (25.45%) SQL
6 487 (20.56%) C
7 482 (20.35%) Python
8 120 (5.07%) VB.NET
9 114 (4.81%) PHP
10 111 (4.69%) Ruby
11 94 (3.97%) Embedded C
12 83 (3.50%) T-SQL
13 80 (3.38%) Perl
14 70 (2.95%) Bash Shell
15 67 (2.83%) Embedded C++
16 56 (2.36%) Scala
17 55 (2.32%) TypeScript
18 50 (2.11%) Go
19 49 (2.07%) PL/SQL
20 45 (1.90%) VB
Qualifications
1 801 (33.81%) Degree
2 266 (11.23%) Computer Science Degree
3 137 (5.78%) Security Cleared
4 80 (3.38%) PhD
5 65 (2.74%) SC Cleared
6 46 (1.94%) ISTQB
7 35 (1.48%) DV Cleared
8 27 (1.14%) Master's Degree
9 18 (0.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 17 (0.72%) ISEB
11 16 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
12 14 (0.59%) PMI Certification
13 11 (0.46%) PMP
14 10 (0.42%) APMG
14 10 (0.42%) Chartered Engineer
15 9 (0.38%) CCNA
15 9 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
16 8 (0.34%) Numerate Degree
17 7 (0.30%) AAT
17 7 (0.30%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 149 (6.29%) QA
2 25 (1.06%) ISO 9001
3 10 (0.42%) MISRA
4 9 (0.38%) MISRA C
5 8 (0.34%) GCP
6 6 (0.25%) Def Stans
6 6 (0.25%) DO-178B
7 5 (0.21%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 5 (0.21%) ECSS
7 5 (0.21%) IEC 61508
8 4 (0.17%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.17%) ISO 13485
8 4 (0.17%) ISO 26262
9 3 (0.13%) IEC 62304
9 3 (0.13%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.084%) DO-254
10 2 (0.084%) TickIT
11 1 (0.042%) ARP4754
11 1 (0.042%) ARP4761
11 1 (0.042%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 128 (5.40%) Docker
2 54 (2.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (1.39%) Firmware
4 21 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
5 18 (0.76%) Active Directory
6 12 (0.51%) KVM
6 12 (0.51%) Xen
7 10 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
8 7 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
9 6 (0.25%) vSphere
10 5 (0.21%) Hyper-V
10 5 (0.21%) NFS
11 4 (0.17%) Apache Flume
11 4 (0.17%) HDFS
12 2 (0.084%) LXC
13 1 (0.042%) ACF2
13 1 (0.042%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 1 (0.042%) OpenDJ
13 1 (0.042%) OpenIDM
13 1 (0.042%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 53 (2.24%) Ansible
2 41 (1.73%) Puppet
3 29 (1.22%) Kubernetes
4 26 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
6 13 (0.55%) Packer
6 13 (0.55%) Terraform
7 10 (0.42%) Data Guard
7 10 (0.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 10 (0.42%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.084%) Grafana
8 2 (0.084%) logstash
8 2 (0.084%) Oozie
9 1 (0.042%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.042%) Oracle Identity Management
9 1 (0.042%) Salt
9 1 (0.042%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.042%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 267 (11.27%) Microsoft
2 175 (7.39%) Oracle
3 76 (3.21%) VMware
4 65 (2.74%) Red Hat
5 48 (2.03%) SAP
6 41 (1.73%) HP
7 30 (1.27%) Google
7 30 (1.27%) IBM
8 21 (0.89%) Sophos
8 21 (0.89%) Zend
9 18 (0.76%) Cisco
10 17 (0.72%) ArcSight
10 17 (0.72%) Atlassian
10 17 (0.72%) Hortonworks
10 17 (0.72%) Jaspersoft
11 15 (0.63%) Sun
12 13 (0.55%) TIBCO
13 12 (0.51%) PayPal
14 11 (0.46%) Apigee
15 10 (0.42%) SaltStack