Period
to 22 January 2021

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 22 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > South East
6 months to
22 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 21 17 17
Rank change year-on-year -4 0 +7
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 975 2,476 2,947
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 9.65% 10.68% 11.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.59% 11.82% 11.99%
Number of salaries quoted 970 2,286 2,786
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £28,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £73,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +9.09% +4.76%

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 9,211 20,942 24,574
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 91.18% 90.31% 91.74%
Number of salaries quoted 7,388 17,042 20,371
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,500 £28,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £73,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Engineering in the South East over the 6 months to 22 January 2021.

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 22 January 2021. 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 -3 402 £56,250 +7.14% 111
Hampshire +1 233 £50,000 - 65
Berkshire -10 174 £55,000 -4.35% 42
Oxfordshire -4 146 £55,000 +30.37% 53
East Sussex +1 105 £60,000 +37.14% 12
West Sussex -14 105 £57,500 +11.11% 17
Surrey -14 90 £57,500 +9.52% 33
Buckinghamshire +16 82 £60,000 +9.09% 16
Kent +9 32 £50,000 - 20
Middlesex +10 8 £60,000 - 2
Sussex -10 2 £52,500 +62.22%
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2021, 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.

1 382 (39.18%) C#
2 348 (35.69%) Agile Software Development
3 329 (33.74%) JavaScript
4 312 (32.00%) .NET
5 255 (26.15%) Azure
6 239 (24.51%) Degree
6 239 (24.51%) Docker
7 229 (23.49%) C++
8 220 (22.56%) Java
9 202 (20.72%) SQL
9 202 (20.72%) Linux
10 200 (20.51%) Computer Science
10 200 (20.51%) DevOps
11 197 (20.21%) Python
12 175 (17.95%) HTML
13 171 (17.54%) Microservices
13 171 (17.54%) AngularJS
14 168 (17.23%) React
15 167 (17.13%) CSS
16 160 (16.41%) Test Automation
17 150 (15.38%) Kubernetes
18 135 (13.85%) AWS
19 131 (13.44%) Scrum
20 119 (12.21%) Unit Testing
21 118 (12.10%) C
22 117 (12.00%) .NET Core
23 109 (11.18%) TDD
24 103 (10.56%) SQL Server
25 97 (9.95%) Front End Development
26 96 (9.85%) REST

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 28 (2.87%) Apache
2 20 (2.05%) Confluence
3 12 (1.23%) CMS
4 9 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (0.92%) IIS
5 7 (0.72%) OpenStack
6 6 (0.62%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.31%) ArcGIS
7 3 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.31%) nginx
7 3 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.21%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.10%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.10%) JBoss
9 1 (0.10%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.10%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.10%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.10%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.10%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (0.41%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.31%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 255 (26.15%) Azure
2 135 (13.85%) AWS
3 61 (6.26%) SaaS
4 45 (4.62%) GCP
5 26 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
6 22 (2.26%) Dynamics 365
7 21 (2.15%) Serverless
8 19 (1.95%) IaaS
9 16 (1.64%) GitHub
10 14 (1.44%) PaaS
11 12 (1.23%) IBM Cloud
12 9 (0.92%) Amazon ECS
12 9 (0.92%) AWS Lambda
12 9 (0.92%) Veeva
13 8 (0.82%) Azure Functions
14 7 (0.72%) Power Platform
15 6 (0.62%) OpenShift
16 5 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
16 5 (0.51%) Cloudflare
16 5 (0.51%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 23 (2.36%) HTTP
2 21 (2.15%) Network Security
2 21 (2.15%) TCP/IP
3 9 (0.92%) H.323
3 9 (0.92%) HTTPS
4 8 (0.82%) Wireshark
5 6 (0.62%) Ethernet
5 6 (0.62%) Wireless
6 5 (0.51%) Software-Defined Radio
6 5 (0.51%) SpaceWire
7 4 (0.41%) 2G
7 4 (0.41%) 3G
7 4 (0.41%) 4G
7 4 (0.41%) DNS
8 3 (0.31%) Internet
8 3 (0.31%) Skype
9 2 (0.21%) DHCP
9 2 (0.21%) PPP
9 2 (0.21%) VoIP
10 1 (0.10%) CDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (10.56%) SQL Server
2 68 (6.97%) Relational Database
3 46 (4.72%) MySQL
4 40 (4.10%) PostgreSQL
5 36 (3.69%) NoSQL
6 34 (3.49%) Big Data
7 25 (2.56%) MongoDB
8 17 (1.74%) Hadoop
9 15 (1.54%) RDBMS
10 13 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
10 13 (1.33%) Redis
11 10 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
12 9 (0.92%) Apache Hive
13 8 (0.82%) Neo4j
14 7 (0.72%) BigQuery
14 7 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
14 7 (0.72%) SQL Server 2014
15 6 (0.62%) Power BI
16 5 (0.51%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 5 (0.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 92 (9.44%) Git (software)
2 50 (5.13%) Jenkins
3 38 (3.90%) Selenium
4 37 (3.79%) JIRA
4 37 (3.79%) Visual Studio
5 34 (3.49%) Eclipse
6 25 (2.56%) JUnit
7 20 (2.05%) Mockito
8 19 (1.95%) GitLab
9 18 (1.85%) Karma Test Runner
9 18 (1.85%) Protractor
10 17 (1.74%) Jasmine
11 15 (1.54%) Cucumber
11 15 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
12 14 (1.44%) SpecFlow
13 13 (1.33%) Subversion
14 12 (1.23%) IntelliJ
15 11 (1.13%) Visual Studio Team System
16 10 (1.03%) PHPUnit
17 9 (0.92%) CircleCI
General
1 37 (3.79%) Finance
2 33 (3.38%) Electronics
3 31 (3.18%) Public Sector
4 27 (2.77%) Telecoms
5 25 (2.56%) Law
6 20 (2.05%) Marketing
7 18 (1.85%) Games
7 18 (1.85%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.03%) Retail
9 8 (0.82%) Military
10 7 (0.72%) Billing
11 6 (0.62%) Automotive
12 5 (0.51%) Advertising
12 5 (0.51%) Aerospace
12 5 (0.51%) Local Government
13 4 (0.41%) Publishing
14 3 (0.31%) Banking
15 2 (0.21%) Legal
16 1 (0.10%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 407 (41.74%) Software Engineer
2 369 (37.85%) Developer
3 102 (10.46%) Software Developer
4 93 (9.54%) Senior Software Engineer
5 70 (7.18%) C# Developer
6 68 (6.97%) Embedded Engineer
6 68 (6.97%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 65 (6.67%) C++ Software Engineer
8 62 (6.36%) C# Software Engineer
9 52 (5.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 49 (5.03%) DevOps Engineer
10 49 (5.03%) Senior Developer
11 45 (4.62%) JavaScript Developer
12 44 (4.51%) Junior
13 43 (4.41%) Graduate
14 38 (3.90%) Python Developer
15 37 (3.79%) .NET Developer
15 37 (3.79%) Full Stack Developer
16 36 (3.69%) Java Engineer
17 34 (3.49%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 312 (32.00%) .NET
2 175 (17.95%) HTML
3 171 (17.54%) AngularJS
4 168 (17.23%) React
5 167 (17.13%) CSS
6 117 (12.00%) .NET Core
7 96 (9.85%) REST
8 90 (9.23%) Node.js
9 69 (7.08%) .NET Framework
10 66 (6.77%) Vue.js
11 61 (6.26%) HTML5
12 56 (5.74%) RESTful
13 54 (5.54%) ASP.NET
14 48 (4.92%) Spring
14 48 (4.92%) Web Services
15 46 (4.72%) Kafka
15 46 (4.72%) WPF
16 43 (4.41%) Redux
17 36 (3.69%) CSS3
18 35 (3.59%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 80 (8.21%) Algorithms
2 55 (5.64%) Greenfield Project
3 54 (5.54%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (4.10%) User Experience
5 28 (2.87%) LIMS
5 28 (2.87%) Self-Motivation
6 24 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
7 20 (2.05%) Data Structures
7 20 (2.05%) Embedded Systems
7 20 (2.05%) Linux Command Line
8 18 (1.85%) Device Driver
9 13 (1.33%) Cloud Native
9 13 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
10 11 (1.13%) Mobile App
11 10 (1.03%) Management Information System
11 10 (1.03%) Virtual Team
12 9 (0.92%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 8 (0.82%) Client/Server
13 8 (0.82%) Over-the-Top Content
13 8 (0.82%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 202 (20.72%) Linux
2 91 (9.33%) Windows
3 24 (2.46%) Unix
4 21 (2.15%) Embedded Linux
5 13 (1.33%) Android
6 10 (1.03%) Apple iOS
7 7 (0.72%) VxWorks
8 4 (0.41%) CentOS
9 2 (0.21%) Amazon Linux
9 2 (0.21%) Debian
9 2 (0.21%) FreeRTOS
10 1 (0.10%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.10%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.10%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 348 (35.69%) Agile Software Development
2 200 (20.51%) Computer Science
2 200 (20.51%) DevOps
3 171 (17.54%) Microservices
4 160 (16.41%) Test Automation
5 131 (13.44%) Scrum
6 119 (12.21%) Unit Testing
7 109 (11.18%) TDD
8 97 (9.95%) Front End Development
9 92 (9.44%) Problem-Solving
10 86 (8.82%) OO
11 84 (8.62%) Machine Learning
12 78 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
13 71 (7.28%) Artificial Intelligence
14 67 (6.87%) Mathematics
15 50 (5.13%) OOP
15 50 (5.13%) SDLC
16 49 (5.03%) SOLID
17 42 (4.31%) Continuous Improvement
18 41 (4.21%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 382 (39.18%) C#
2 329 (33.74%) JavaScript
3 229 (23.49%) C++
4 220 (22.56%) Java
5 202 (20.72%) SQL
6 197 (20.21%) Python
7 118 (12.10%) C
8 63 (6.46%) TypeScript
9 58 (5.95%) Go
10 34 (3.49%) PowerShell
11 31 (3.18%) PHP
12 29 (2.97%) Embedded C
13 28 (2.87%) VB
14 27 (2.77%) Ruby
15 23 (2.36%) Embedded C++
16 21 (2.15%) T-SQL
17 20 (2.05%) Java 8
17 20 (2.05%) VB.NET
18 17 (1.74%) Bash Shell
19 12 (1.23%) Perl
Qualifications
1 239 (24.51%) Degree
2 92 (9.44%) Computer Science Degree
3 37 (3.79%) Security Cleared
4 26 (2.67%) SC Cleared
5 18 (1.85%) PhD
6 11 (1.13%) ISTQB
7 10 (1.03%) DV Cleared
7 10 (1.03%) Numerate Degree
8 8 (0.82%) PMI Certification
9 7 (0.72%) ISEB
10 5 (0.51%) DBS Check
10 5 (0.51%) Master's Degree
11 4 (0.41%) BC Cleared
11 4 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.31%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.31%) HND
12 3 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 1 (0.10%) AWS Certification
13 1 (0.10%) HNC
13 1 (0.10%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (8.00%) QA
2 12 (1.23%) PMO
3 10 (1.03%) ISO 9001
3 10 (1.03%) SLA
4 6 (0.62%) ISO 13485
5 4 (0.41%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.41%) GDPR
6 3 (0.31%) NIST
7 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.10%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 239 (24.51%) Docker
2 20 (2.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (1.44%) Hyper-V
4 12 (1.23%) Firmware
5 7 (0.72%) KVM
6 2 (0.21%) iptables
7 1 (0.10%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.10%) LXC
7 1 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.10%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.10%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 150 (15.38%) Kubernetes
2 71 (7.28%) Terraform
3 42 (4.31%) Ansible
4 8 (0.82%) ZABBIX
5 6 (0.62%) Grafana
5 6 (0.62%) Prometheus
5 6 (0.62%) Puppet
6 3 (0.31%) Nmap
7 2 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.10%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.10%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.10%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.10%) vRealize
Vendors
1 64 (6.56%) Microsoft
2 30 (3.08%) VMware
3 17 (1.74%) Google
4 13 (1.33%) IBM
5 12 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
5 12 (1.23%) SAP
6 11 (1.13%) Apple
7 10 (1.03%) Siebel
8 9 (0.92%) Oracle
8 9 (0.92%) Xamarin
9 8 (0.82%) New Relic
10 6 (0.62%) Xceptor
11 5 (0.51%) Facebook
12 4 (0.41%) Splunk
12 4 (0.41%) Sun
13 2 (0.21%) Guidewire
13 2 (0.21%) Red Hat
13 2 (0.21%) Sitecore
14 1 (0.10%) Blue Prism
14 1 (0.10%) Palo Alto