Period
to 16 June 2019

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 16 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > South East
6 months to
16 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 18 22 25
Rank change year-on-year +4 +3 +2
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 2,941 2,754 2,255
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 11.23% 9.18% 7.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.32% 10.20% 8.64%
Number of salaries quoted 2,449 2,428 2,034
South East median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £31,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £48,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +9.38% -4.00%

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 23,881 26,999 26,103
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 91.17% 90.02% 89.15%
Number of salaries quoted 19,170 22,478 21,456
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,000 £27,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%

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 16 June 2019.

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 16 June 2019. 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 1,052 £55,000 +4.76% 207
Hampshire +6 918 £45,000 - 89
Berkshire +4 479 £57,500 +9.52% 70
Oxfordshire +8 434 £55,000 +4.76% 111
Surrey +9 386 £52,500 +10.53% 47
West Sussex +8 326 £47,500 - 27
East Sussex +9 190 £55,000 +22.22% 8
Buckinghamshire +21 139 £47,500 -5.00% 26
Kent +19 60 £45,000 -5.26% 17
Middlesex +8 5 £75,000 +36.36% 3
Isle of Wight - 2 £35,000 -
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 16 June 2019, 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 1,399 (47.57%) Agile Software Development
2 1,140 (38.76%) C#
3 1,126 (38.29%) C++
4 1,111 (37.78%) Java
5 925 (31.45%) JavaScript
6 735 (24.99%) Degree
7 723 (24.58%) .NET
8 690 (23.46%) Python
9 631 (21.46%) C
10 609 (20.71%) Linux
11 585 (19.89%) Computer Science
12 478 (16.25%) SQL
13 462 (15.71%) AngularJS
14 456 (15.50%) HTML
15 437 (14.86%) Git (software)
16 428 (14.55%) Scrum
17 412 (14.01%) TDD
18 411 (13.97%) CSS
19 385 (13.09%) Mathematics
20 346 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
20 346 (11.76%) DevOps
21 344 (11.70%) Amazon AWS
22 341 (11.59%) OO
23 336 (11.42%) Security Cleared
24 332 (11.29%) Windows
25 317 (10.78%) Test Automation
25 317 (10.78%) Unit Testing
26 316 (10.74%) Docker
27 312 (10.61%) RESTful
28 302 (10.27%) Microsoft Azure

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 76 (2.58%) Confluence
2 73 (2.48%) Elasticsearch
3 63 (2.14%) Apache
4 54 (1.84%) Tomcat
5 41 (1.39%) Apache Spark
6 14 (0.48%) IIS
7 13 (0.44%) Hyperledger
8 12 (0.41%) CMS
9 10 (0.34%) JBoss
9 10 (0.34%) SharePoint
10 8 (0.27%) OpenStack
11 7 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 7 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
12 6 (0.20%) ArcGIS
12 6 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (0.20%) GeoServer
12 6 (0.20%) Oracle Service Bus
13 5 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
13 5 (0.17%) Skype for Business
13 5 (0.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 31 (1.05%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (0.51%) Fireworks
3 14 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
4 8 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
5 6 (0.20%) SOLIDWORKS
6 4 (0.14%) Sketch
7 3 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.068%) Maple
8 2 (0.068%) Simulink
8 2 (0.068%) Weka
9 1 (0.034%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.034%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.034%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.034%) Figma
9 1 (0.034%) InDesign
9 1 (0.034%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 1 (0.034%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.034%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.034%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.034%) Revit
Business Applications
1 8 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.068%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.034%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.034%) Maximo
5 1 (0.034%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 344 (11.70%) Amazon AWS
2 302 (10.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 230 (7.82%) SaaS
4 122 (4.15%) Google Cloud Platform
5 92 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
6 57 (1.94%) npm
7 41 (1.39%) IBM Cloud
8 37 (1.26%) GitHub
9 28 (0.95%) Serverless
10 27 (0.92%) PaaS
11 24 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
12 20 (0.68%) Amazon S3
12 20 (0.68%) IaaS
13 15 (0.51%) Google Play
14 14 (0.48%) Heroku
15 10 (0.34%) AWS Lambda
16 8 (0.27%) Apigee
16 8 (0.27%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
16 8 (0.27%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 8 (0.27%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 84 (2.86%) TCP/IP
2 48 (1.63%) Internet
3 40 (1.36%) Network Security
4 27 (0.92%) Wireless
5 24 (0.82%) RS-485
6 23 (0.78%) RS-232
7 22 (0.75%) Ethernet
8 21 (0.71%) VoIP
9 17 (0.58%) Bluetooth
9 17 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
10 15 (0.51%) VPN
11 14 (0.48%) HTTP
11 14 (0.48%) MQTT
11 14 (0.48%) RTP
12 13 (0.44%) Modbus
12 13 (0.44%) SSH
13 12 (0.41%) DHCP
13 12 (0.41%) Firewall
13 12 (0.41%) GSM
13 12 (0.41%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 239 (8.13%) SQL Server
2 148 (5.03%) MySQL
3 127 (4.32%) NoSQL
4 110 (3.74%) PostgreSQL
5 104 (3.54%) Relational Database
6 103 (3.50%) Big Data
7 99 (3.37%) Hadoop
7 99 (3.37%) MongoDB
8 39 (1.33%) Neo4j
9 37 (1.26%) GIS
9 37 (1.26%) Redis
10 35 (1.19%) Apache Cassandra
11 26 (0.88%) Geospatial Data
12 24 (0.82%) DB2
13 22 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 20 (0.68%) RDBMS
15 19 (0.65%) Oracle Database
16 18 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
17 17 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 14 (0.48%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 437 (14.86%) Git (software)
2 275 (9.35%) Jenkins
3 199 (6.77%) JIRA
4 164 (5.58%) Maven
5 125 (4.25%) Visual Studio
6 87 (2.96%) Subversion
7 68 (2.31%) JUnit
8 66 (2.24%) Bitbucket
9 65 (2.21%) Selenium
10 60 (2.04%) Eclipse
11 54 (1.84%) GitLab
11 54 (1.84%) Vagrant
12 50 (1.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 47 (1.60%) webpack
14 45 (1.53%) Cucumber
15 43 (1.46%) TeamCity
16 42 (1.43%) gulp
17 38 (1.29%) Babel
17 38 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
18 36 (1.22%) JMeter
General
1 254 (8.64%) Finance
2 148 (5.03%) Electronics
3 95 (3.23%) Military
4 90 (3.06%) Telecoms
5 81 (2.75%) Marketing
6 80 (2.72%) Manufacturing
7 76 (2.58%) Aerospace
8 50 (1.70%) Games
9 41 (1.39%) Legal
9 41 (1.39%) Retail
10 33 (1.12%) Automotive
11 32 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
12 30 (1.02%) Publishing
13 22 (0.75%) Avionics
13 22 (0.75%) Law
14 21 (0.71%) Banking
15 13 (0.44%) Local Government
16 10 (0.34%) Advertising
17 5 (0.17%) Billing
18 2 (0.068%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1,334 (45.36%) Software Engineer
2 1,082 (36.79%) Developer
3 311 (10.57%) Senior Software Engineer
4 293 (9.96%) Software Developer
5 260 (8.84%) Java Developer
6 247 (8.40%) C++ Software Engineer
7 244 (8.30%) C# Developer
8 214 (7.28%) Graduate
9 209 (7.11%) C# Software Engineer
10 197 (6.70%) Junior
11 189 (6.43%) Java Engineer
12 169 (5.75%) .NET Developer
12 169 (5.75%) Java Software Engineer
13 160 (5.44%) Senior Developer
14 138 (4.69%) Embedded Engineer
15 128 (4.35%) Embedded Software Engineer
16 119 (4.05%) C# Software Developer
17 110 (3.74%) .NET Software Engineer
18 104 (3.54%) C# .NET Developer
19 100 (3.40%) Developer/Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 723 (24.58%) .NET
2 462 (15.71%) AngularJS
3 456 (15.50%) HTML
4 411 (13.97%) CSS
5 312 (10.61%) RESTful
6 268 (9.11%) ASP.NET
7 263 (8.94%) React
8 249 (8.47%) Spring
9 235 (7.99%) Node.js
10 168 (5.71%) Web Services
11 152 (5.17%) .NET Framework
12 142 (4.83%) .NET Core
13 136 (4.62%) HTML5
14 134 (4.56%) REST
15 130 (4.42%) Vue.js
16 124 (4.22%) WPF
17 118 (4.01%) ASP.NET MVC
18 117 (3.98%) Spring Boot
19 102 (3.47%) jQuery
20 98 (3.33%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 241 (8.19%) Algorithms
2 178 (6.05%) Self-Motivation
3 165 (5.61%) Greenfield Project
4 119 (4.05%) User Experience
5 112 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
6 66 (2.24%) Embedded Systems
7 61 (2.07%) Device Driver
8 60 (2.04%) Mobile App
9 54 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
10 39 (1.33%) Data Structures
11 38 (1.29%) Robotics
12 27 (0.92%) Public Cloud
13 26 (0.88%) Internet of Things
14 25 (0.85%) 3D Graphics
15 24 (0.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 22 (0.75%) Life Science
17 19 (0.65%) Management Information System
18 16 (0.54%) Private Cloud
19 15 (0.51%) Client/Server
19 15 (0.51%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 609 (20.71%) Linux
2 332 (11.29%) Windows
3 169 (5.75%) Android
4 103 (3.50%) Unix
5 76 (2.58%) Apple iOS
6 32 (1.09%) Embedded Linux
7 26 (0.88%) Mac OS X
8 20 (0.68%) Windows Server
9 14 (0.48%) CentOS
9 14 (0.48%) Debian
10 11 (0.37%) Ubuntu
11 9 (0.31%) FreeRTOS
11 9 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (0.24%) ThreadX
13 6 (0.20%) VxWorks
14 5 (0.17%) FreeBSD
14 5 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
15 3 (0.10%) Windows 10
16 2 (0.068%) uClinux
16 2 (0.068%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,399 (47.57%) Agile Software Development
2 585 (19.89%) Computer Science
3 428 (14.55%) Scrum
4 412 (14.01%) TDD
5 385 (13.09%) Mathematics
6 346 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
6 346 (11.76%) DevOps
7 341 (11.59%) OO
8 317 (10.78%) Test Automation
8 317 (10.78%) Unit Testing
9 277 (9.42%) MVC
10 269 (9.15%) Microservices
11 262 (8.91%) SDLC
12 237 (8.06%) Artificial Intelligence
12 237 (8.06%) Problem-Solving
13 236 (8.02%) Web Development
14 222 (7.55%) Mentoring
15 216 (7.34%) Analytics
16 199 (6.77%) Open Source
17 188 (6.39%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 1,140 (38.76%) C#
2 1,126 (38.29%) C++
3 1,111 (37.78%) Java
4 925 (31.45%) JavaScript
5 690 (23.46%) Python
6 631 (21.46%) C
7 478 (16.25%) SQL
8 166 (5.64%) Ruby
9 148 (5.03%) TypeScript
10 142 (4.83%) Go
11 111 (3.77%) Bash Shell
12 91 (3.09%) Java 8
13 86 (2.92%) PHP
14 85 (2.89%) MATLAB
15 81 (2.75%) Objective-C
16 66 (2.24%) R
17 62 (2.11%) Scala
18 58 (1.97%) Ada
18 58 (1.97%) Kotlin
19 55 (1.87%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 735 (24.99%) Degree
2 336 (11.42%) Security Cleared
3 254 (8.64%) Computer Science Degree
4 246 (8.36%) SC Cleared
5 146 (4.96%) DV Cleared
6 76 (2.58%) PhD
7 43 (1.46%) BPSS Clearance
8 36 (1.22%) Numerate Degree
9 18 (0.61%) ISTQB
10 17 (0.58%) AWS Certification
11 13 (0.44%) DBS Check
12 12 (0.41%) Master's Degree
13 9 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (0.31%) PMP
14 8 (0.27%) APMP
14 8 (0.27%) HND
14 8 (0.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 7 (0.24%) CISSP
16 6 (0.20%) Chartered Engineer
16 6 (0.20%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (3.88%) QA
2 29 (0.99%) DICOM
3 18 (0.61%) IEC 61508
4 10 (0.34%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 9 (0.31%) GDPR
6 8 (0.27%) DO-254
6 8 (0.27%) GAMP
6 8 (0.27%) JTAG
7 7 (0.24%) DO-178B
8 6 (0.20%) ISO 9001
8 6 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (0.20%) SLA
9 5 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
9 5 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 3 (0.10%) PMO
11 2 (0.068%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.068%) ISO/IEC 15288
11 2 (0.068%) MISRA
11 2 (0.068%) MISRA C
11 2 (0.068%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 316 (10.74%) Docker
2 40 (1.36%) Firmware
3 39 (1.33%) vSphere
4 35 (1.19%) VirtualBox
5 31 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
6 15 (0.51%) Hyper-V
6 15 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (0.44%) Active Directory
8 8 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.068%) HDFS
10 2 (0.068%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 145 (4.93%) Ansible
2 127 (4.32%) Kubernetes
3 97 (3.30%) Puppet
4 70 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
5 48 (1.63%) Terraform
6 28 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
7 12 (0.41%) Salt
8 10 (0.34%) Kibana
9 8 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
10 7 (0.24%) SELinux
11 6 (0.20%) Ambari
11 6 (0.20%) logstash
11 6 (0.20%) Nagios
12 5 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
12 5 (0.17%) Prometheus
12 5 (0.17%) PTC Integrity
13 3 (0.10%) Grafana
14 2 (0.068%) vRealize
15 1 (0.034%) QRadar
15 1 (0.034%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 294 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 129 (4.39%) Google
3 123 (4.18%) Oracle
4 52 (1.77%) IBM
5 44 (1.50%) SAP
6 43 (1.46%) Atlassian
7 39 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
8 38 (1.29%) VMware
9 29 (0.99%) Samsung
10 28 (0.95%) Xamarin
11 17 (0.58%) Cisco
11 17 (0.58%) Cypress Semiconductor
12 11 (0.37%) Spotify
13 10 (0.34%) Ab Initio
13 10 (0.34%) Tableau
14 9 (0.31%) Klocwork
14 9 (0.31%) QNX
14 9 (0.31%) Red Hat
15 8 (0.27%) SaltStack
16 7 (0.24%) EMC