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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 20 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > South East
6 months to
20 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 12 20 18
Rank change year-on-year +8 -2 0
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 2,743 1,378 1,775
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 13.60% 10.30% 10.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.52% 11.07% 11.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1,399 938 1,526
10th Percentile £34,990 £35,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £69,880 £63,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £72,500
England median annual salary £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +12.00% +4.17% +9.09%

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 18,888 12,452 15,656
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 93.62% 93.06% 92.08%
Number of salaries quoted 11,831 9,501 12,724
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £41,939 £40,750 £38,475
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £77,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

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 20 May 2022.

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 20 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Thames Valley +15 1,027 £57,000 -5.00% 153
Hampshire +8 715 £57,500 +21.05% 70
Surrey +12 466 £60,000 +8.11% 60
Buckinghamshire +31 349 £52,000 -20.00% 37
Berkshire +20 348 £62,500 +4.17% 60
Oxfordshire +4 331 £52,500 - 56
East Sussex -2 199 £65,000 +13.04% 11
Kent 0 149 £57,500 +53.33% 10
West Sussex +10 129 £55,000 -8.33% 11
Home Counties -1 16 £67,500 -38.64%
Middlesex -14 15 £50,000 -16.67%
Isle of Wight - 8 £40,000 -
Sussex - 2 - - 2
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 20 May 2022, 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 1,238 (45.13%) Agile
2 1,047 (38.17%) Degree
3 941 (34.31%) C++
4 840 (30.62%) Linux
5 837 (30.51%) C#
6 774 (28.22%) JavaScript
7 757 (27.60%) C
8 705 (25.70%) Python
9 698 (25.45%) Java
10 659 (24.02%) Computer Science
11 602 (21.95%) AWS
12 556 (20.27%) Software Testing
13 553 (20.16%) .NET
14 527 (19.21%) DevOps
15 518 (18.88%) Docker
16 515 (18.78%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 510 (18.59%) CI/CD
18 504 (18.37%) React
19 493 (17.97%) SQL
20 489 (17.83%) Social Skills
21 470 (17.13%) Git (software)
22 447 (16.30%) Test Automation
23 446 (16.26%) Unit Testing
24 440 (16.04%) Problem-Solving
25 439 (16.00%) Azure
26 397 (14.47%) Finance
27 395 (14.40%) CSS
28 393 (14.33%) Microservices
29 385 (14.04%) Scrum
30 377 (13.74%) HTML

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 80 (2.92%) Confluence
2 72 (2.62%) Apache Spark
3 52 (1.90%) Apache
4 48 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
5 38 (1.39%) WordPress
6 30 (1.09%) Umbraco
7 26 (0.95%) GeoServer
8 24 (0.87%) GemFire
9 14 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
10 13 (0.47%) IIS
11 12 (0.44%) Tomcat
12 11 (0.40%) JBoss
13 8 (0.29%) Oracle Spatial
14 7 (0.26%) nginx
15 6 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
15 6 (0.22%) WebSphere
16 5 (0.18%) Jetty
16 5 (0.18%) Joomla!
16 5 (0.18%) SharePoint
16 5 (0.18%) Tornado
Applications
1 14 (0.51%) Simulink
2 13 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (0.40%) SOLIDWORKS
3 11 (0.40%) Stateflow
4 10 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
4 10 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (0.36%) Revit
5 5 (0.18%) OrCAD
5 5 (0.18%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.11%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.073%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.073%) Autodesk Inventor
7 2 (0.073%) MadCap Flare
7 2 (0.073%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.036%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 31 (1.13%) Payment Gateway
2 14 (0.51%) Magento
3 3 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 3 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.073%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.073%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.036%) Q-Pulse
Cloud Services
1 602 (21.95%) AWS
2 439 (16.00%) Azure
3 219 (7.98%) SaaS
4 218 (7.95%) Serverless
5 175 (6.38%) GCP
6 142 (5.18%) GitHub
7 73 (2.66%) OpenShift
8 71 (2.59%) AWS Lambda
9 66 (2.41%) Amazon SQS
10 65 (2.37%) Cloud Computing
11 56 (2.04%) Amazon S3
12 45 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
13 43 (1.57%) Amazon Kinesis
14 38 (1.39%) Amazon EKS
15 29 (1.06%) AWS Fargate
16 28 (1.02%) Firebase
16 28 (1.02%) Google Play
17 27 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
18 26 (0.95%) Google App Engine
18 26 (0.95%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 367 (13.38%) HTTP
2 305 (11.12%) TCP/IP
3 36 (1.31%) SNA
4 34 (1.24%) VoIP
5 21 (0.77%) 5G
6 20 (0.73%) Modbus
6 20 (0.73%) PPP
7 17 (0.62%) MQTT
7 17 (0.62%) RS-232
8 16 (0.58%) Wireless
9 14 (0.51%) Kerberos
10 9 (0.33%) SSL
11 7 (0.26%) 3GPP
11 7 (0.26%) Bluetooth
11 7 (0.26%) Wireshark
12 6 (0.22%) H.323
13 5 (0.18%) DNS
13 5 (0.18%) Firewall
13 5 (0.18%) SpaceWire
13 5 (0.18%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 172 (6.27%) MySQL
2 164 (5.98%) Relational Database
3 149 (5.43%) PostgreSQL
4 145 (5.29%) NoSQL
5 144 (5.25%) SQL Server
6 125 (4.56%) Big Data
7 83 (3.03%) MongoDB
8 70 (2.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 65 (2.37%) GIS
10 64 (2.33%) Redis
11 61 (2.22%) Hadoop
12 49 (1.79%) RDBMS
13 44 (1.60%) Amazon RDS
14 33 (1.20%) MariaDB
15 32 (1.17%) HBase
16 27 (0.98%) BigQuery
17 26 (0.95%) Cloud Spanner
17 26 (0.95%) QGIS
18 20 (0.73%) Power BI
19 15 (0.55%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 470 (17.13%) Git (software)
2 276 (10.06%) Jenkins
3 190 (6.93%) JIRA
4 91 (3.32%) Visual Studio
5 54 (1.97%) GitLab
6 51 (1.86%) Bitbucket
7 34 (1.24%) Eclipse
8 33 (1.20%) Sonatype Nexus
9 32 (1.17%) JUnit
9 32 (1.17%) Maven
10 30 (1.09%) Cucumber
11 28 (1.02%) Android Studio
11 28 (1.02%) GCC
11 28 (1.02%) Subversion
12 25 (0.91%) Gradle
13 23 (0.84%) Cypress.io
14 21 (0.77%) Selenium
15 20 (0.73%) Artifactory
16 19 (0.69%) Rational DOORS
17 18 (0.66%) GoogleTest
General
1 515 (18.78%) Inclusion and Diversity
2 489 (17.83%) Social Skills
3 397 (14.47%) Finance
4 269 (9.81%) Electronics
5 160 (5.83%) Banking
6 141 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
7 119 (4.34%) Law
7 119 (4.34%) Telecoms
8 91 (3.32%) Retail
9 86 (3.14%) Manufacturing
10 85 (3.10%) Marketing
11 47 (1.71%) Back Office
12 43 (1.57%) Financial Institution
13 40 (1.46%) Public Sector
14 38 (1.39%) Aerospace
15 36 (1.31%) Organisational Skills
16 34 (1.24%) Legal
17 28 (1.02%) Games
18 23 (0.84%) Automotive
18 23 (0.84%) Military
Job Titles
1 1,638 (59.72%) Software Engineer
2 556 (20.27%) Developer
3 469 (17.10%) Embedded Engineer
4 468 (17.06%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 326 (11.88%) Senior Software Engineer
6 224 (8.17%) Junior
7 201 (7.33%) Junior Software Engineer
8 195 (7.11%) C++ Software Engineer
9 165 (6.02%) Junior Embedded Engineer
10 123 (4.48%) Software Developer
11 118 (4.30%) C# Developer
12 109 (3.97%) Principal Engineer
13 93 (3.39%) .NET Developer
13 93 (3.39%) Principal Software Engineer
14 89 (3.24%) C# Software Engineer
14 89 (3.24%) Java Developer
14 89 (3.24%) Java Engineer
15 82 (2.99%) Cloud Engineer
15 82 (2.99%) Graduate
16 80 (2.92%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 553 (20.16%) .NET
2 504 (18.37%) React
3 395 (14.40%) CSS
4 377 (13.74%) HTML
5 334 (12.18%) AngularJS
6 284 (10.35%) Protocol Buffers
7 244 (8.90%) Node.js
8 240 (8.75%) .NET Core
9 212 (7.73%) RESTful
10 177 (6.45%) .NET Framework
11 168 (6.12%) Vue.js
12 167 (6.09%) REST
13 139 (5.07%) ASP.NET
14 138 (5.03%) Web Services
15 134 (4.89%) HTML5
16 125 (4.56%) CSS3
17 114 (4.16%) Kafka
18 113 (4.12%) Spring
19 110 (4.01%) WPF
20 108 (3.94%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 240 (8.75%) Algorithms
2 199 (7.25%) User Experience
3 120 (4.37%) Data Structures
4 119 (4.34%) Mobile App
5 113 (4.12%) Greenfield Project
6 103 (3.76%) Self-Motivation
7 92 (3.35%) Cyberattack
8 87 (3.17%) Embedded Systems
9 77 (2.81%) Virtual Team
10 72 (2.62%) Cyber Defence
11 69 (2.52%) IoT
12 64 (2.33%) Cloud Native
13 40 (1.46%) Life Science
14 38 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
15 37 (1.35%) Robotics
16 36 (1.31%) FPGA
17 35 (1.28%) ARM Cortex
17 35 (1.28%) Social Network
18 33 (1.20%) Legacy Applications
19 30 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 840 (30.62%) Linux
2 152 (5.54%) Windows
3 82 (2.99%) Android
4 74 (2.70%) Apple iOS
5 70 (2.55%) Embedded Linux
6 55 (2.01%) Ubuntu
7 42 (1.53%) CentOS
8 36 (1.31%) Unix
9 31 (1.13%) FreeRTOS
10 22 (0.80%) VMS
11 20 (0.73%) Debian
12 11 (0.40%) ThreadX
13 7 (0.26%) Mac OS
13 7 (0.26%) Windows Phone
14 6 (0.22%) Alpine Linux
14 6 (0.22%) Robot Operating System
15 5 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
16 2 (0.073%) AIX
16 2 (0.073%) VxWorks
17 1 (0.036%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,238 (45.13%) Agile
2 659 (24.02%) Computer Science
3 556 (20.27%) Software Testing
4 527 (19.21%) DevOps
5 510 (18.59%) CI/CD
6 447 (16.30%) Test Automation
7 446 (16.26%) Unit Testing
8 440 (16.04%) Problem-Solving
9 393 (14.33%) Microservices
10 385 (14.04%) Scrum
11 362 (13.20%) TDD
12 351 (12.80%) Full Stack Development
12 351 (12.80%) Mentoring
13 324 (11.81%) Functional Testing
14 313 (11.41%) Continuous Integration
15 311 (11.34%) Signal Processing
16 303 (11.05%) Project Planning
17 272 (9.92%) Digital Signal Processing
18 244 (8.90%) Artificial Intelligence
19 237 (8.64%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 941 (34.31%) C++
2 837 (30.51%) C#
3 774 (28.22%) JavaScript
4 757 (27.60%) C
5 705 (25.70%) Python
6 698 (25.45%) Java
7 493 (17.97%) SQL
8 173 (6.31%) TypeScript
9 158 (5.76%) Go
10 149 (5.43%) PHP
11 91 (3.32%) Embedded C
11 91 (3.32%) Groovy
12 71 (2.59%) Kotlin
13 66 (2.41%) Objective-C
14 62 (2.26%) Bash
15 56 (2.04%) Scala
16 53 (1.93%) Ruby
17 49 (1.79%) Embedded C++
18 46 (1.68%) T-SQL
19 41 (1.49%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1,047 (38.17%) Degree
2 334 (12.18%) Computer Science Degree
3 137 (4.99%) Security Cleared
4 69 (2.52%) SC Cleared
5 45 (1.64%) PhD
6 34 (1.24%) Master's Degree
7 32 (1.17%) DBS Check
8 30 (1.09%) Numerate Degree
9 21 (0.77%) HND
10 19 (0.69%) AWS Certification
10 19 (0.69%) PMI Certification
11 14 (0.51%) HNC
12 13 (0.47%) OCP
12 13 (0.47%) Oracle Certification
13 12 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
14 10 (0.36%) DV Cleared
14 10 (0.36%) MCP
15 8 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (0.29%) TOGAF Certification
16 7 (0.26%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 243 (8.86%) QA
2 79 (2.88%) Accessibility
3 31 (1.13%) ISO 9001
4 16 (0.58%) PCI DSS
5 15 (0.55%) GDPR
6 14 (0.51%) ISO 26262
7 12 (0.44%) MISRA
8 11 (0.40%) AUTOSAR
9 9 (0.33%) Data Quality
10 8 (0.29%) Actionable Recommendations
11 7 (0.26%) ISO 13485
12 4 (0.15%) HIPAA
12 4 (0.15%) IEC 61508
13 3 (0.11%) IEC 62304
13 3 (0.11%) ISO 9000
14 2 (0.073%) DICOM
15 1 (0.036%) ARP4754
15 1 (0.036%) Def Stans
15 1 (0.036%) SLA
15 1 (0.036%) SOC 2
System Software
1 518 (18.88%) Docker
2 166 (6.05%) Firmware
3 36 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.40%) HDFS
5 10 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (0.29%) KVM
7 7 (0.26%) Active Directory
8 6 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (0.18%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.036%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.036%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.036%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 302 (11.01%) Kubernetes
2 111 (4.05%) Ansible
3 81 (2.95%) Terraform
4 53 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
5 45 (1.64%) Grafana
6 24 (0.87%) Puppet
7 15 (0.55%) Opsview
8 7 (0.26%) Rundeck
9 6 (0.22%) Consul
9 6 (0.22%) Packer
10 4 (0.15%) Kibana
10 4 (0.15%) Prometheus
10 4 (0.15%) systemd
11 3 (0.11%) Cisco UCCE
12 2 (0.073%) Istio
13 1 (0.036%) Graylog
13 1 (0.036%) logstash
13 1 (0.036%) Podman
13 1 (0.036%) Single Sign-On
13 1 (0.036%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 210 (7.66%) Microsoft
2 97 (3.54%) Google
3 66 (2.41%) Oracle
4 42 (1.53%) VMware
5 38 (1.39%) New Relic
6 36 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
7 23 (0.84%) Atlassian
7 23 (0.84%) Sophos
8 22 (0.80%) Sun
9 19 (0.69%) ANSYS
9 19 (0.69%) Bloomberg
9 19 (0.69%) IBM
9 19 (0.69%) WooCommerce
10 18 (0.66%) Siemens
10 18 (0.66%) Xamarin
11 16 (0.58%) LexisNexis
12 15 (0.55%) DocuSign
13 14 (0.51%) QinetiQ
14 13 (0.47%) MuleSoft
15 11 (0.40%) Lauterbach