Software Engineering Jobs in the South East

Software Engineering
England > South East

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East requiring Software Engineering skills. It includes a benchmarking guide to the annual salaries offered in vacancies that cited Software Engineering over the 6 months leading up to 23 June 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
23 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 13 19 13
Rank change year-on-year +6 -6 +8
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 1,728 1,351 3,023
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 9.27% 10.18% 14.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.31% 10.79% 14.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1,293 847 1,410
10th Percentile £38,750 £38,750 £35,233
25th Percentile £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £65,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year -15.38% +13.04% +4.55%
75th Percentile £71,250 £77,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £92,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £62,500 £75,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year -16.67% +7.14% +12.00%

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East

Software Engineering falls under the Processes and Methodologies category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring process or methodology skills in the South East.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 15,283 12,518 20,186
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 81.98% 94.30% 94.65%
Number of salaries quoted 10,406 7,566 11,829
10th Percentile £28,000 £30,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £41,250 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £65,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £85,000 £82,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +9.09%

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 23 June 2024.

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 23 June 2024. 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 +9 648 £55,000 -15.38% 88
Hampshire +7 604 £55,000 -8.33% 58
Berkshire +27 312 £60,000 -14.29% 38
Surrey -3 274 £60,000 -14.29% 32
Oxfordshire +5 223 £55,000 - 38
Buckinghamshire -17 113 £50,000 -13.04% 12
Kent -11 74 £42,500 -19.05% 16
West Sussex +3 66 £65,000 +4.00% 18
Sussex - 41 £45,000 - 12
East Sussex -34 21 £42,500 -29.17% 1
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 27 (1.56%) ArcGIS
1 27 (1.56%) GeoServer
2 20 (1.16%) Apache
3 18 (1.04%) Confluence
4 6 (0.35%) nginx
4 6 (0.35%) OpenStack
5 4 (0.23%) CMS
6 3 (0.17%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.12%) NServiceBus
7 2 (0.12%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.058%) IIS
8 1 (0.058%) Kinematics
8 1 (0.058%) WordPress
Applications
1 98 (5.67%) Simulink
2 27 (1.56%) Stateflow
3 10 (0.58%) OrCAD
4 7 (0.41%) CANalyzer
5 5 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (0.29%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (0.23%) Doxygen
7 3 (0.17%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.12%) TargetLink
9 1 (0.058%) GNU Octave
9 1 (0.058%) MadCap Flare
9 1 (0.058%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 7 (0.41%) NetSuite
1 7 (0.41%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.17%) Siebel CRM
3 2 (0.12%) Salesforce CRM
4 1 (0.058%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.058%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 261 (15.10%) Azure
2 211 (12.21%) AWS
3 77 (4.46%) SaaS
4 45 (2.60%) Azure DevOps
5 36 (2.08%) GCP
6 28 (1.62%) GitHub
7 27 (1.56%) Power Platform
8 16 (0.93%) Serverless
9 13 (0.75%) Azure Synapse Analytics
9 13 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (0.58%) Azure Data Factory
10 10 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
11 9 (0.52%) Amazon ECS
11 9 (0.52%) Amazon S3
12 8 (0.46%) GitHub Actions
13 7 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
13 7 (0.41%) Azure Service Bus
13 7 (0.41%) IaaS
13 7 (0.41%) IBM Cloud
14 6 (0.35%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 37 (2.14%) Network Security
2 27 (1.56%) TCP/IP
3 25 (1.45%) Ethernet
3 25 (1.45%) Wireless
4 19 (1.10%) Internet
5 14 (0.81%) J1939
6 12 (0.69%) VPN
7 11 (0.64%) Firewall
7 11 (0.64%) RS-485
8 10 (0.58%) Intrusion Detection
9 9 (0.52%) CTI
10 8 (0.46%) RS-232
11 6 (0.35%) 4G
11 6 (0.35%) 5G
11 6 (0.35%) GPRS
12 5 (0.29%) BGP
12 5 (0.29%) LAN
12 5 (0.29%) OSPF
12 5 (0.29%) SSL
12 5 (0.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (5.79%) NoSQL
2 57 (3.30%) PostgreSQL
3 43 (2.49%) SQL Server
4 41 (2.37%) MySQL
5 37 (2.14%) GIS
6 27 (1.56%) QGIS
7 23 (1.33%) Power BI
8 16 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
9 15 (0.87%) Redis
9 15 (0.87%) Relational Database
10 13 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
11 10 (0.58%) Geospatial Data
12 6 (0.35%) Amazon RDS
12 6 (0.35%) Azure SQL Database
12 6 (0.35%) CouchDB
12 6 (0.35%) MongoDB
13 5 (0.29%) Data Lake
13 5 (0.29%) Power Query
14 3 (0.17%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 2 (0.12%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 207 (11.98%) Git
2 76 (4.40%) Visual Studio
3 65 (3.76%) JIRA
4 54 (3.13%) Jenkins
5 40 (2.31%) GitLab
6 39 (2.26%) Selenium
6 39 (2.26%) Subversion
7 25 (1.45%) Cypress.io
7 25 (1.45%) SoapUI
8 23 (1.33%) CMake
8 23 (1.33%) Vagrant
9 22 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
10 21 (1.22%) ClearCase
10 21 (1.22%) Plastic SCM
11 17 (0.98%) JUnit
12 14 (0.81%) ClearQuest
13 13 (0.75%) Bitbucket
14 8 (0.46%) NUnit
14 8 (0.46%) TestRail
15 7 (0.41%) Maven
General
1 268 (15.51%) Social Skills
2 181 (10.47%) Electronics
3 121 (7.00%) Finance
4 85 (4.92%) Manufacturing
5 77 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
6 68 (3.94%) Military
7 61 (3.53%) Aerospace
8 59 (3.41%) Automotive
9 41 (2.37%) Public Sector
10 35 (2.03%) Law
11 31 (1.79%) Telecoms
12 29 (1.68%) Tech for Good
13 27 (1.56%) Legal
14 23 (1.33%) Aviation
15 22 (1.27%) Marketing
16 17 (0.98%) Retail
17 15 (0.87%) Games
17 15 (0.87%) Organisational Skills
18 14 (0.81%) Health Technology
19 12 (0.69%) Inclusion and Diversity
Job Titles
1 1,134 (65.63%) Software Engineer
2 407 (23.55%) Senior
3 308 (17.82%) Senior Software Engineer
4 302 (17.48%) Embedded Engineer
5 283 (16.38%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 236 (13.66%) Developer
7 190 (11.00%) Lead
8 104 (6.02%) C++ Software Engineer
9 89 (5.15%) Software Developer
10 84 (4.86%) Senior Embedded Engineer
11 82 (4.75%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
12 70 (4.05%) Team Leader
13 69 (3.99%) Lead Software Engineer
14 65 (3.76%) Senior Developer
15 62 (3.59%) Graduate
16 58 (3.36%) Architect
16 58 (3.36%) Graduate Software Engineer
17 55 (3.18%) Software Team Leader
18 49 (2.84%) Junior
19 45 (2.60%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 298 (17.25%) .NET
2 159 (9.20%) React
3 91 (5.27%) CSS
4 81 (4.69%) .NET Core
4 81 (4.69%) HTML
5 73 (4.22%) AngularJS
6 61 (3.53%) Qt
7 55 (3.18%) Middleware
8 52 (3.01%) Spring
9 49 (2.84%) WPF
10 48 (2.78%) ASP.NET
11 44 (2.55%) .NET Framework
12 36 (2.08%) Vue
13 28 (1.62%) Jest
14 27 (1.56%) Hibernate
14 27 (1.56%) Leaflet
14 27 (1.56%) OpenLayers
14 27 (1.56%) PostGIS
14 27 (1.56%) Web Services
15 26 (1.50%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 155 (8.97%) Algorithms
2 81 (4.69%) Embedded Systems
3 72 (4.17%) IoT
4 69 (3.99%) Greenfield Project
5 39 (2.26%) Product Ownership
6 38 (2.20%) Robotics
7 37 (2.14%) Self-Motivation
8 35 (2.03%) FPGA
9 34 (1.97%) Management Information System
10 33 (1.91%) Mobile App
11 26 (1.50%) Distributed Systems
11 26 (1.50%) Renewable Energy
12 24 (1.39%) Device Driver
13 23 (1.33%) Analogue Electronics
14 21 (1.22%) Legacy Applications
14 21 (1.22%) VHDL
15 20 (1.16%) Data Structures
16 18 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
16 18 (1.04%) Hybrid Cloud
17 16 (0.93%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 353 (20.43%) Linux
2 186 (10.76%) Windows
3 76 (4.40%) Embedded Linux
4 44 (2.55%) Android
5 42 (2.43%) Ubuntu
6 27 (1.56%) CentOS
7 26 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 20 (1.16%) Unix
9 14 (0.81%) Apple iOS
9 14 (0.81%) Windows 10
10 6 (0.35%) FreeRTOS
11 5 (0.29%) Kali Linux
12 3 (0.17%) VxWorks
12 3 (0.17%) Windows Server
13 2 (0.12%) Rocky
14 1 (0.058%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.058%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 467 (27.03%) Agile
2 308 (17.82%) Computer Science
3 269 (15.57%) Problem-Solving
4 252 (14.58%) DevOps
5 188 (10.88%) Artificial Intelligence
6 177 (10.24%) Mathematics
7 139 (8.04%) Mentoring
8 131 (7.58%) Test Automation
9 123 (7.12%) Machine Learning
9 123 (7.12%) SDLC
10 119 (6.89%) CI/CD
11 118 (6.83%) Full Stack Development
12 110 (6.37%) Physics
13 94 (5.44%) Signal Processing
14 89 (5.15%) Software Testing
15 84 (4.86%) Technical Leadership
16 81 (4.69%) Collaborative Working
17 79 (4.57%) Scrum
18 73 (4.22%) OO
19 71 (4.11%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 440 (25.46%) Python
2 415 (24.02%) C++
3 398 (23.03%) C
4 358 (20.72%) C#
5 278 (16.09%) Java
6 265 (15.34%) JavaScript
7 204 (11.81%) SQL
8 88 (5.09%) TypeScript
9 64 (3.70%) MATLAB
10 59 (3.41%) Embedded C
11 57 (3.30%) Bash
11 57 (3.30%) Kotlin
12 46 (2.66%) Go
13 43 (2.49%) PowerShell
14 36 (2.08%) PHP
15 29 (1.68%) Fortran
16 20 (1.16%) T-SQL
17 18 (1.04%) Haskell
18 17 (0.98%) Embedded C++
19 16 (0.93%) Perl
Qualifications
1 522 (30.21%) Degree
2 311 (18.00%) Security Cleared
3 210 (12.15%) Computer Science Degree
4 202 (11.69%) SC Cleared
5 78 (4.51%) Master's Degree
6 61 (3.53%) PhD
7 51 (2.95%) DV Cleared
8 15 (0.87%) CISSP
9 13 (0.75%) HND
10 12 (0.69%) Azure Certification
11 9 (0.52%) AWS Certification
12 8 (0.46%) CISM
12 8 (0.46%) GIAC
12 8 (0.46%) GPEN
13 6 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (0.35%) Numerate Degree
14 5 (0.29%) CCIE
14 5 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
14 5 (0.29%) JNCIE
15 4 (0.23%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (4.22%) QA
2 21 (1.22%) MISRA
3 20 (1.16%) ISO 26262
4 18 (1.04%) Automotive SPICE
4 18 (1.04%) Software Quality Assurance
5 14 (0.81%) AUTOSAR
6 13 (0.75%) NIST
7 10 (0.58%) GDPR
7 10 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 9 (0.52%) ISO 13485
9 8 (0.46%) GRC
9 8 (0.46%) PCI DSS
10 6 (0.35%) NIST 800
11 5 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 3 (0.17%) IEC 62304
13 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 12207
13 2 (0.12%) JTAG
13 2 (0.12%) SLA
14 1 (0.058%) IEC 61131
14 1 (0.058%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 122 (7.06%) Docker
2 61 (3.53%) Firmware
3 40 (2.31%) Embedded Firmware
4 9 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.17%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (0.17%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.058%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.058%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.058%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 96 (5.56%) Kubernetes
2 56 (3.24%) Ansible
3 49 (2.84%) Terraform
4 6 (0.35%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 6 (0.35%) Functional Safety
4 6 (0.35%) Nessus
5 5 (0.29%) SELinux
5 5 (0.29%) Suricata
6 2 (0.12%) Grafana
6 2 (0.12%) Prometheus
6 2 (0.12%) Puppet
7 1 (0.058%) FTK
7 1 (0.058%) Nagios
7 1 (0.058%) SCCM
Vendors
1 161 (9.32%) Microsoft
2 44 (2.55%) Xilinx
3 28 (1.62%) ESRI
3 28 (1.62%) IBM
4 25 (1.45%) SAP
5 21 (1.22%) Lauterbach
6 16 (0.93%) Atlassian
7 12 (0.69%) EMC
7 12 (0.69%) Google
8 10 (0.58%) IFS
8 10 (0.58%) VMware
9 9 (0.52%) Red Hat
10 8 (0.46%) Siemens
10 8 (0.46%) Splunk
11 7 (0.41%) Oracle
12 6 (0.35%) Cisco
12 6 (0.35%) Qualys
13 5 (0.29%) Juniper
13 5 (0.29%) Palo Alto
13 5 (0.29%) YouTube