Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > South East
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 23 23
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 +6
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 2,709 2,355 2,841
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 9.30% 8.16% 8.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.36% 9.12% 9.05%
Number of salaries quoted 2,402 2,126 2,682
South East median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.01% +10.00%

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 26,160 25,815 31,390
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 89.77% 89.46% 89.24%
Number of salaries quoted 21,588 21,272 26,137
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +3 1,122 £52,500 +10.53% 243
Hampshire +7 696 £45,000 - 96
Berkshire +20 529 £55,000 +22.22% 77
Oxfordshire +6 494 £53,750 +7.50% 123
Surrey +5 406 £50,000 - 71
East Sussex +2 225 £45,000 - 38
West Sussex -3 194 £45,000 +32.35% 38
Buckinghamshire -39 99 £50,000 +6.38% 43
Kent +1 63 £47,500 +18.75% 23
Sussex - 1 - -
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 1,193 (44.04%) Agile Software Development
2 1,046 (38.61%) C#
3 923 (34.07%) Java
4 907 (33.48%) C++
5 882 (32.56%) JavaScript
6 735 (27.13%) Degree
7 718 (26.50%) .NET
8 685 (25.29%) SQL
9 641 (23.66%) Linux
10 599 (22.11%) Python
11 581 (21.45%) Computer Science
12 532 (19.64%) AngularJS
13 514 (18.97%) C
13 514 (18.97%) HTML
14 462 (17.05%) CSS
15 431 (15.91%) TDD
16 424 (15.65%) Scrum
17 420 (15.50%) OO
18 384 (14.17%) Microsoft
19 360 (13.29%) Git (software)
20 359 (13.25%) SQL Server
21 342 (12.62%) Windows
22 339 (12.51%) Microsoft Azure
23 334 (12.33%) SDLC
24 332 (12.26%) Continuous Integration
25 331 (12.22%) Test Automation
26 322 (11.89%) Mathematics
27 296 (10.93%) Amazon AWS
28 290 (10.71%) MVC
29 275 (10.15%) ASP.NET

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 90 (3.32%) Apache
2 59 (2.18%) Elasticsearch
3 54 (1.99%) Tomcat
4 51 (1.88%) CMS
5 34 (1.26%) OpenStack
6 33 (1.22%) JBoss
7 32 (1.18%) Apache Spark
8 29 (1.07%) Confluence
9 23 (0.85%) Apache Solr
10 18 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 17 (0.63%) IIS
12 11 (0.41%) nginx
13 10 (0.37%) SharePoint
14 8 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
15 7 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
15 7 (0.26%) Mendix
16 6 (0.22%) WebSphere
17 5 (0.18%) WebLogic
18 4 (0.15%) Drupal
18 4 (0.15%) WildFly
Applications
1 9 (0.33%) Simulink
2 8 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
2 8 (0.30%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.22%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.15%) Doxygen
6 3 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.074%) OrCAD
8 1 (0.037%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.11%) Magento
3 1 (0.037%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.037%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.037%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 339 (12.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 296 (10.93%) Amazon AWS
3 99 (3.65%) SaaS
4 54 (1.99%) GitHub
5 33 (1.22%) OpenShift
6 32 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
7 25 (0.92%) Serverless
8 24 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
9 13 (0.48%) Google Analytics
10 11 (0.41%) Azure Functions
11 10 (0.37%) npm
11 10 (0.37%) PaaS
12 9 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
13 8 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
14 6 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
15 4 (0.15%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 4 (0.15%) Google Play
15 4 (0.15%) IBM Cloud
15 4 (0.15%) Slack
16 3 (0.11%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 44 (1.62%) Internet
2 42 (1.55%) TCP/IP
3 29 (1.07%) Network Security
4 28 (1.03%) RS-232
5 22 (0.81%) Ethernet
6 19 (0.70%) RS-485
7 18 (0.66%) Wireless
8 16 (0.59%) RS-422
8 16 (0.59%) VLAN
9 15 (0.55%) AMQP
9 15 (0.55%) HTTP
10 11 (0.41%) RTP
11 10 (0.37%) VoIP
12 9 (0.33%) Bluetooth
12 9 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (0.26%) Wireshark
14 5 (0.18%) Broadband
14 5 (0.18%) GSM
15 4 (0.15%) DNS
15 4 (0.15%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 359 (13.25%) SQL Server
2 221 (8.16%) MySQL
3 201 (7.42%) NoSQL
4 182 (6.72%) Relational Database
5 120 (4.43%) Big Data
6 102 (3.77%) MongoDB
7 94 (3.47%) RDBMS
8 74 (2.73%) PostgreSQL
9 55 (2.03%) Apache Cassandra
10 50 (1.85%) Hadoop
11 43 (1.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 40 (1.48%) Neo4j
13 29 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 26 (0.96%) Geospatial Data
15 23 (0.85%) Redis
16 19 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
16 19 (0.70%) Oracle Database
17 17 (0.63%) Cosmos DB
18 16 (0.59%) HBase
19 15 (0.55%) GIS
Development Applications
1 360 (13.29%) Git (software)
2 274 (10.11%) Visual Studio
3 183 (6.76%) Jenkins
4 120 (4.43%) Subversion
5 118 (4.36%) JIRA
6 77 (2.84%) Maven
7 75 (2.77%) Selenium
8 64 (2.36%) MSTest
8 64 (2.36%) Ranorex
9 57 (2.10%) Eclipse
10 52 (1.92%) Moq
11 51 (1.88%) Cucumber
12 50 (1.85%) JUnit
13 38 (1.40%) Vagrant
13 38 (1.40%) webpack
14 35 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
15 33 (1.22%) Gradle
16 30 (1.11%) GitLab
17 29 (1.07%) Bitbucket
18 26 (0.96%) git-flow
General
1 214 (7.90%) Finance
2 127 (4.69%) Electronics
3 98 (3.62%) Marketing
4 95 (3.51%) Telecoms
5 87 (3.21%) Manufacturing
6 70 (2.58%) Aerospace
7 64 (2.36%) Automotive
8 48 (1.77%) Retail
9 45 (1.66%) Games
10 26 (0.96%) Military
11 23 (0.85%) Advertising
12 14 (0.52%) Financial Institution
13 12 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
14 11 (0.41%) Avionics
15 10 (0.37%) Banking
16 8 (0.30%) Law
17 5 (0.18%) German Language
17 5 (0.18%) Multimedia
17 5 (0.18%) Publishing
18 3 (0.11%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1,324 (48.87%) Software Engineer
2 998 (36.84%) Developer
3 329 (12.14%) Senior Software Engineer
4 282 (10.41%) Software Developer
5 271 (10.00%) Java Developer
6 232 (8.56%) C++ Software Engineer
7 216 (7.97%) C# Software Engineer
8 196 (7.24%) Graduate
8 196 (7.24%) Senior Developer
9 188 (6.94%) C# Developer
10 178 (6.57%) Embedded Engineer
11 153 (5.65%) .NET Software Engineer
12 148 (5.46%) .NET Developer
13 144 (5.32%) Embedded Software Engineer
14 138 (5.09%) Developer/Software Engineer
15 125 (4.61%) Java Engineer
16 118 (4.36%) C# Software Developer
17 113 (4.17%) Java Software Engineer
18 106 (3.91%) C# .NET Developer
19 101 (3.73%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 718 (26.50%) .NET
2 532 (19.64%) AngularJS
3 514 (18.97%) HTML
4 462 (17.05%) CSS
5 275 (10.15%) ASP.NET
6 272 (10.04%) Web Services
7 241 (8.90%) Spring
8 236 (8.71%) React
9 234 (8.64%) HTML5
10 209 (7.72%) jQuery
11 201 (7.42%) RESTful
12 195 (7.20%) REST
13 194 (7.16%) Node.js
14 136 (5.02%) XML
15 135 (4.98%) WPF
16 128 (4.72%) ASP.NET MVC
17 122 (4.50%) CSS3
18 120 (4.43%) STL
19 118 (4.36%) J2EE
20 111 (4.10%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 581 (21.45%) Computer Science
2 163 (6.02%) Algorithms
3 139 (5.13%) User Experience
4 103 (3.80%) Mobile App
5 93 (3.43%) Self-Motivation
6 64 (2.36%) Analytical Skills
7 58 (2.14%) Embedded Systems
8 57 (2.10%) Robotics
9 54 (1.99%) Social Media
10 47 (1.73%) Greenfield Project
11 46 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
12 35 (1.29%) Reinsurance
13 31 (1.14%) CUDA
14 30 (1.11%) Device Driver
15 29 (1.07%) Data Structures
15 29 (1.07%) N-Tier
15 29 (1.07%) Public Cloud
16 23 (0.85%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 23 (0.85%) Video on Demand
17 20 (0.74%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 641 (23.66%) Linux
2 342 (12.62%) Windows
3 110 (4.06%) Unix
4 87 (3.21%) Android
5 60 (2.21%) Apple iOS
6 56 (2.07%) Embedded Linux
7 21 (0.78%) Mac OS X
8 16 (0.59%) Debian
9 13 (0.48%) VxWorks
10 12 (0.44%) Ubuntu
11 11 (0.41%) Mac OS
11 11 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (0.37%) CentOS
12 10 (0.37%) Windows Server
13 3 (0.11%) OpenVMS
13 3 (0.11%) Solaris
13 3 (0.11%) VMS
14 2 (0.074%) FreeBSD
15 1 (0.037%) Windows Embedded Compact
15 1 (0.037%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,193 (44.04%) Agile Software Development
2 431 (15.91%) TDD
3 424 (15.65%) Scrum
4 420 (15.50%) OO
5 334 (12.33%) SDLC
6 332 (12.26%) Continuous Integration
7 331 (12.22%) Test Automation
8 322 (11.89%) Mathematics
9 290 (10.71%) MVC
10 270 (9.97%) Unit Testing
11 237 (8.75%) Microservices
12 226 (8.34%) Multithreading
13 214 (7.90%) Web Development
14 196 (7.24%) Mentoring
15 195 (7.20%) Problem-Solving
16 191 (7.05%) DevOps
17 178 (6.57%) Machine Learning
17 178 (6.57%) OOP
18 164 (6.05%) OOD
19 161 (5.94%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1,046 (38.61%) C#
2 923 (34.07%) Java
3 907 (33.48%) C++
4 882 (32.56%) JavaScript
5 685 (25.29%) SQL
6 599 (22.11%) Python
7 514 (18.97%) C
8 147 (5.43%) PHP
9 130 (4.80%) Java 8
10 92 (3.40%) Embedded C
11 91 (3.36%) Go
12 86 (3.17%) TypeScript
13 74 (2.73%) Ruby
14 73 (2.69%) Embedded C++
15 71 (2.62%) Bash Shell
16 56 (2.07%) T-SQL
17 41 (1.51%) PowerShell
18 31 (1.14%) Ada
19 30 (1.11%) Scala
19 30 (1.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 735 (27.13%) Degree
2 261 (9.63%) Computer Science Degree
3 190 (7.01%) Security Cleared
4 110 (4.06%) PhD
5 93 (3.43%) SC Cleared
6 74 (2.73%) DV Cleared
7 38 (1.40%) MPhil
8 34 (1.26%) Numerate Degree
9 21 (0.78%) Master's Degree
10 15 (0.55%) HND
11 14 (0.52%) HNC
12 11 (0.41%) ISTQB
13 9 (0.33%) ISEB
14 5 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (0.18%) PMI Certification
15 4 (0.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 4 (0.15%) PMP
15 4 (0.15%) Postgraduate
15 4 (0.15%) TOGAF Certification
16 3 (0.11%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 191 (7.05%) QA
2 22 (0.81%) ISO 9001
3 15 (0.55%) DICOM
4 14 (0.52%) MISRA
5 7 (0.26%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.26%) JTAG
5 7 (0.26%) MISRA C
6 5 (0.18%) PMO
7 4 (0.15%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.11%) ISO 13485
8 3 (0.11%) ISO 26262
8 3 (0.11%) PA-DSS
9 2 (0.074%) ECSS
9 2 (0.074%) HL7
9 2 (0.074%) IEC 62304
10 1 (0.037%) GDPR
10 1 (0.037%) ISO/IEC 12207
10 1 (0.037%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 139 (5.13%) Docker
2 65 (2.40%) Firmware
3 29 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (0.55%) VirtualBox
4 15 (0.55%) vSphere
5 10 (0.37%) Active Directory
6 8 (0.30%) HDFS
7 6 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 4 (0.15%) Varnish
8 4 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.074%) ACF2
9 2 (0.074%) Ceph
9 2 (0.074%) RACF
10 1 (0.037%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.037%) LXC
10 1 (0.037%) Postfix
10 1 (0.037%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.037%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.037%) Xen
10 1 (0.037%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 79 (2.92%) Ansible
2 74 (2.73%) Kubernetes
3 50 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
4 42 (1.55%) Puppet
5 40 (1.48%) Terraform
6 39 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
7 18 (0.66%) Salt
8 14 (0.52%) Packer
9 9 (0.33%) Nagios
10 6 (0.22%) Consul
10 6 (0.22%) Docker Swarm
10 6 (0.22%) Hadoop YARN
11 1 (0.037%) CFEngine
11 1 (0.037%) Grafana
11 1 (0.037%) HP ALM
11 1 (0.037%) Icinga
11 1 (0.037%) Marathon
11 1 (0.037%) Mesos
11 1 (0.037%) OpenVAS
11 1 (0.037%) Proxmox
Vendors
1 384 (14.17%) Microsoft
2 139 (5.13%) Oracle
3 75 (2.77%) Google
4 52 (1.92%) Sun
5 45 (1.66%) VMware
6 33 (1.22%) SAP
7 19 (0.70%) Xamarin
8 16 (0.59%) Atlassian
9 13 (0.48%) Cadence
10 12 (0.44%) Talend
11 11 (0.41%) IBM
11 11 (0.41%) Wonderware
12 10 (0.37%) Red Hat
13 8 (0.30%) Assembla
13 8 (0.30%) Tableau
13 8 (0.30%) TOWER Software
14 7 (0.26%) Cloudera
14 7 (0.26%) Splunk
15 6 (0.22%) Xceptor
15 6 (0.22%) Zend