Period
to 15 February 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 15 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > South East
6 months to
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 17 24 25
Rank change year-on-year +7 +1 +3
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 3,062 2,826 2,411
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 11.39% 8.96% 7.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.48% 9.95% 8.60%
Number of salaries quoted 2,708 2,463 2,173
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 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £66,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 24,544 28,400 28,043
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 91.30% 90.02% 89.10%
Number of salaries quoted 20,044 23,491 23,006
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,308
90th Percentile £72,500 £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 15 February 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 15 February 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 +5 1,076 £55,000 +10.00% 259
Hampshire +2 895 £45,000 +5.88% 146
Berkshire +26 492 £55,000 +4.76% 83
Oxfordshire +6 468 £55,000 +10.00% 136
Surrey +7 418 £50,000 - 96
West Sussex +7 321 £47,500 +5.56% 39
East Sussex +14 231 £50,000 +11.11% 17
Kent +18 116 £42,500 -1.16% 31
Buckinghamshire -15 115 £50,000 +6.38% 40
Middlesex 0 2 £75,000 +20.00% 4
Home Counties - 1 - -
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 15 February 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 (45.69%) Agile Software Development
2 1,288 (42.06%) Java
3 1,153 (37.66%) C#
4 993 (32.43%) C++
5 891 (29.10%) JavaScript
6 735 (24.00%) Degree
7 701 (22.89%) .NET
8 679 (22.18%) Python
9 612 (19.99%) SQL
10 610 (19.92%) Linux
11 601 (19.63%) Computer Science
12 590 (19.27%) C
13 502 (16.39%) HTML
14 475 (15.51%) TDD
15 466 (15.22%) AngularJS
16 453 (14.79%) CSS
17 442 (14.44%) Scrum
18 383 (12.51%) OO
19 372 (12.15%) Mathematics
20 339 (11.07%) Microservices
21 337 (11.01%) Microsoft Azure
22 326 (10.65%) Continuous Integration
23 325 (10.61%) Test Automation
24 321 (10.48%) Git (software)
25 307 (10.03%) Amazon AWS
26 303 (9.90%) Finance
27 301 (9.83%) Microsoft
28 297 (9.70%) Windows
29 287 (9.37%) SQL Server
30 283 (9.24%) SDLC

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 84 (2.74%) Elasticsearch
2 75 (2.45%) Apache
3 66 (2.16%) Confluence
4 47 (1.53%) Tomcat
5 38 (1.24%) Apache Spark
6 32 (1.05%) CMS
7 25 (0.82%) IIS
8 20 (0.65%) OpenStack
9 18 (0.59%) SharePoint
10 17 (0.56%) JBoss
10 17 (0.56%) WordPress
11 15 (0.49%) Apache Solr
12 8 (0.26%) Mendix
12 8 (0.26%) nginx
13 7 (0.23%) Cloud Foundry
13 7 (0.23%) Umbraco
13 7 (0.23%) WildFly
14 5 (0.16%) concrete5
14 5 (0.16%) Kentico
14 5 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 16 (0.52%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.23%) Fireworks
2 7 (0.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.16%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.13%) Simulink
6 3 (0.098%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.065%) OrCAD
8 1 (0.033%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.033%) Revit
Business Applications
1 5 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (0.16%) Magento
1 5 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
1 5 (0.16%) Shopify
2 4 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.033%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.033%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.033%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.033%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.033%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.033%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 337 (11.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 307 (10.03%) Amazon AWS
3 131 (4.28%) SaaS
4 85 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
5 48 (1.57%) GitHub
6 46 (1.50%) Google Cloud Platform
7 42 (1.37%) npm
8 25 (0.82%) IBM Cloud
8 25 (0.82%) Serverless
9 24 (0.78%) OpenShift
10 19 (0.62%) Google Play
11 17 (0.56%) Amazon S3
12 16 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
13 13 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
13 13 (0.42%) PaaS
14 11 (0.36%) Slack
15 9 (0.29%) Azure Functions
16 8 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
17 7 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
17 7 (0.23%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 67 (2.19%) TCP/IP
2 42 (1.37%) Wireless
3 33 (1.08%) Internet
4 24 (0.78%) RS-485
5 21 (0.69%) RS-232
6 20 (0.65%) H.323
6 20 (0.65%) Network Security
7 19 (0.62%) Ethernet
7 19 (0.62%) Firewall
7 19 (0.62%) MQTT
7 19 (0.62%) RS-422
8 16 (0.52%) DNS
9 15 (0.49%) DHCP
9 15 (0.49%) HTTP
9 15 (0.49%) VLAN
10 14 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
11 13 (0.42%) Bluetooth
11 13 (0.42%) Modbus
11 13 (0.42%) VPN
12 11 (0.36%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 287 (9.37%) SQL Server
2 203 (6.63%) NoSQL
3 183 (5.98%) MySQL
4 137 (4.47%) Big Data
5 126 (4.11%) Relational Database
6 120 (3.92%) MongoDB
7 94 (3.07%) Hadoop
8 83 (2.71%) PostgreSQL
9 60 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
10 45 (1.47%) RDBMS
11 37 (1.21%) Neo4j
12 33 (1.08%) Geospatial Data
13 30 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 23 (0.75%) Redis
15 21 (0.69%) GIS
16 20 (0.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 20 (0.65%) Oracle Database
17 19 (0.62%) Cosmos DB
18 17 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 16 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 321 (10.48%) Git (software)
2 190 (6.21%) Jenkins
3 181 (5.91%) Visual Studio
4 162 (5.29%) JIRA
5 109 (3.56%) Maven
6 79 (2.58%) Selenium
7 60 (1.96%) webpack
8 56 (1.83%) Bitbucket
9 54 (1.76%) JUnit
10 52 (1.70%) Vagrant
11 46 (1.50%) Subversion
12 44 (1.44%) Cucumber
13 43 (1.40%) GitLab
14 37 (1.21%) MSTest
15 35 (1.14%) Ranorex
16 34 (1.11%) Eclipse
17 33 (1.08%) gulp
18 30 (0.98%) Moq
19 29 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 28 (0.91%) Android Studio
General
1 303 (9.90%) Finance
2 136 (4.44%) Electronics
3 123 (4.02%) Telecoms
4 87 (2.84%) Manufacturing
4 87 (2.84%) Marketing
5 85 (2.78%) Aerospace
6 71 (2.32%) Military
6 71 (2.32%) Retail
7 42 (1.37%) Games
8 39 (1.27%) Legal
9 32 (1.05%) Automotive
10 23 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
11 15 (0.49%) Publishing
12 14 (0.46%) Advertising
12 14 (0.46%) Local Government
13 12 (0.39%) Banking
14 11 (0.36%) Law
15 9 (0.29%) Avionics
15 9 (0.29%) German Language
16 6 (0.20%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1,431 (46.73%) Software Engineer
2 1,148 (37.49%) Developer
3 390 (12.74%) Java Developer
4 298 (9.73%) Senior Software Engineer
5 278 (9.08%) Software Developer
6 235 (7.67%) Senior Developer
7 233 (7.61%) Graduate
8 228 (7.45%) C++ Software Engineer
9 218 (7.12%) C# Developer
10 216 (7.05%) C# Software Engineer
11 212 (6.92%) Java Engineer
12 198 (6.47%) Java Software Engineer
13 168 (5.49%) .NET Developer
14 150 (4.90%) Junior
15 145 (4.74%) Developer/Software Engineer
16 140 (4.57%) C# Software Developer
17 135 (4.41%) Embedded Engineer
18 129 (4.21%) .NET Software Engineer
19 115 (3.76%) Embedded Software Engineer
20 113 (3.69%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 701 (22.89%) .NET
2 502 (16.39%) HTML
3 466 (15.22%) AngularJS
4 453 (14.79%) CSS
5 256 (8.36%) RESTful
6 241 (7.87%) React
7 240 (7.84%) ASP.NET
8 223 (7.28%) Spring
9 215 (7.02%) Node.js
10 191 (6.24%) HTML5
11 149 (4.87%) .NET Framework
12 148 (4.83%) Web Services
13 143 (4.67%) jQuery
14 121 (3.95%) REST
15 114 (3.72%) J2EE
16 108 (3.53%) Vue.js
16 108 (3.53%) WPF
17 107 (3.49%) XML
18 105 (3.43%) Boost C++ Libraries
18 105 (3.43%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 185 (6.04%) Algorithms
2 146 (4.77%) User Experience
3 140 (4.57%) Self-Motivation
4 109 (3.56%) Fintech
5 104 (3.40%) Analytical Skills
6 95 (3.10%) Greenfield Project
7 89 (2.91%) Mobile App
8 53 (1.73%) Embedded Systems
9 50 (1.63%) Device Driver
9 50 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
10 48 (1.57%) Robotics
11 38 (1.24%) Video on Demand
12 32 (1.05%) Data Structures
13 21 (0.69%) Reinsurance
14 20 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
15 19 (0.62%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 19 (0.62%) Semantic Web
16 18 (0.59%) Cloud Native
17 17 (0.56%) Social Media
18 16 (0.52%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 610 (19.92%) Linux
2 297 (9.70%) Windows
3 162 (5.29%) Android
4 117 (3.82%) Unix
5 92 (3.00%) Apple iOS
6 38 (1.24%) Embedded Linux
7 17 (0.56%) Windows Server
8 12 (0.39%) VxWorks
9 11 (0.36%) Mac OS X
10 10 (0.33%) CentOS
10 10 (0.33%) FreeRTOS
10 10 (0.33%) Robot Operating System
11 7 (0.23%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.098%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.098%) OpenVMS
13 3 (0.098%) VMS
14 2 (0.065%) Debian
14 2 (0.065%) Solaris
14 2 (0.065%) uClinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,399 (45.69%) Agile Software Development
2 601 (19.63%) Computer Science
3 475 (15.51%) TDD
4 442 (14.44%) Scrum
5 383 (12.51%) OO
6 372 (12.15%) Mathematics
7 339 (11.07%) Microservices
8 326 (10.65%) Continuous Integration
9 325 (10.61%) Test Automation
10 283 (9.24%) SDLC
11 273 (8.92%) MVC
12 263 (8.59%) Customer Requirements
13 243 (7.94%) Unit Testing
14 233 (7.61%) DevOps
15 227 (7.41%) Web Development
16 202 (6.60%) Mentoring
17 200 (6.53%) Problem-Solving
18 184 (6.01%) Machine Learning
19 168 (5.49%) Artificial Intelligence
20 165 (5.39%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 1,288 (42.06%) Java
2 1,153 (37.66%) C#
3 993 (32.43%) C++
4 891 (29.10%) JavaScript
5 679 (22.18%) Python
6 612 (19.99%) SQL
7 590 (19.27%) C
8 147 (4.80%) TypeScript
9 124 (4.05%) Java 8
10 122 (3.98%) Ruby
11 116 (3.79%) PHP
12 111 (3.63%) Go
13 99 (3.23%) Bash Shell
14 77 (2.51%) Objective-C
15 72 (2.35%) Embedded C
16 68 (2.22%) MATLAB
17 64 (2.09%) Ada
18 44 (1.44%) Kotlin
19 42 (1.37%) Assembly Language
20 39 (1.27%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 735 (24.00%) Degree
2 261 (8.52%) Computer Science Degree
3 225 (7.35%) Security Cleared
4 174 (5.68%) SC Cleared
5 83 (2.71%) DV Cleared
6 81 (2.65%) PhD
7 44 (1.44%) Numerate Degree
8 28 (0.91%) Master's Degree
9 25 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
10 21 (0.69%) HND
11 17 (0.56%) MPhil
12 15 (0.49%) AWS Certification
13 14 (0.46%) HNC
13 14 (0.46%) ISTQB
14 12 (0.39%) CISSP
14 12 (0.39%) PMP
15 11 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 8 (0.26%) CEH
17 6 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
17 6 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 143 (4.67%) QA
2 22 (0.72%) DICOM
3 21 (0.69%) JTAG
4 10 (0.33%) IEC 61508
5 9 (0.29%) GAMP
5 9 (0.29%) GDPR
5 9 (0.29%) ISO 9001
6 7 (0.23%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
7 6 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 6 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (0.098%) DO-178B
8 3 (0.098%) MISRA
9 2 (0.065%) DO-254
9 2 (0.065%) ISO 13485
9 2 (0.065%) MISRA C
10 1 (0.033%) ISO 26262
10 1 (0.033%) PSD2
System Software
1 223 (7.28%) Docker
2 54 (1.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (1.37%) Firmware
4 30 (0.98%) VirtualBox
4 30 (0.98%) vSphere
5 20 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (0.36%) Hyper-V
7 9 (0.29%) Active Directory
8 6 (0.20%) Varnish
9 5 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 5 (0.16%) HDFS
10 4 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.065%) Ceph
12 1 (0.033%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 100 (3.27%) Ansible
2 76 (2.48%) Kubernetes
3 68 (2.22%) Puppet
4 51 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
5 43 (1.40%) Terraform
6 34 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
7 16 (0.52%) Salt
8 7 (0.23%) Packer
9 6 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
10 5 (0.16%) Capistrano
10 5 (0.16%) Hadoop YARN
10 5 (0.16%) Kibana
11 4 (0.13%) Nagios
12 2 (0.065%) Icinga
12 2 (0.065%) ZABBIX
13 1 (0.033%) Consul
13 1 (0.033%) Docker Swarm
13 1 (0.033%) Prometheus
13 1 (0.033%) Rancher
13 1 (0.033%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 301 (9.83%) Microsoft
2 118 (3.85%) Google
3 113 (3.69%) Oracle
4 56 (1.83%) VMware
5 41 (1.34%) Atlassian
6 37 (1.21%) SAP
7 33 (1.08%) Xamarin
8 32 (1.05%) IBM
9 17 (0.56%) Samsung
10 15 (0.49%) Zend
11 14 (0.46%) Tableau
12 13 (0.42%) Red Hat
13 12 (0.39%) Cisco
13 12 (0.39%) Wonderware
14 11 (0.36%) Sun
15 10 (0.33%) Salesforce.com
16 8 (0.26%) Sitecore
17 7 (0.23%) Freescale
17 7 (0.23%) Splunk
18 6 (0.20%) Peoplefluent