The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Southampton during the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineer
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 44 39
Rank change year-on-year +14 -5  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 42 38 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 7.54% 5.24% 5.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.73% 5.34% 6.05%
Number of salaries quoted 42 38 43
Median salary £42,500 £43,750 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.85% -12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £32,150 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Southampton. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Southampton
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 543 711 760
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 97.49% 98.07% 98.96%
Number of salaries quoted 499 668 604
Median salary £40,000 £38,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,500 £23,750
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Southampton

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Southampton.

Salary trend for Software Engineer in Southampton

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Southampton

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Southampton over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in Southampton

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Southampton region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 89 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 73 (82.02%) C++
3 67 (75.28%) C#
4 35 (39.33%) Windows
4 35 (39.33%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (34.83%) Linux
5 31 (34.83%) C
6 29 (32.58%) .NET
6 29 (32.58%) Electronics
7 28 (31.46%) Degree
7 28 (31.46%) SQL Server
8 25 (28.09%) Computer Science
8 25 (28.09%) Multithreading
8 25 (28.09%) Microsoft
9 23 (25.84%) SQL
10 22 (24.72%) Java
10 22 (24.72%) WCF
11 21 (23.60%) Python
12 20 (22.47%) Algorithms
13 19 (21.35%) XML
13 19 (21.35%) Mathematics
14 16 (17.98%) Visual Studio
15 15 (16.85%) Network Security
15 15 (16.85%) Elasticsearch
16 13 (14.61%) OO
16 13 (14.61%) jQuery
16 13 (14.61%) WPF
17 12 (13.48%) OOP
17 12 (13.48%) OOD
18 11 (12.36%) Team Foundation Server

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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 15 (16.85%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.12%) Drupal
2 1 (1.12%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.12%) OpenROAD
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.49%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.37%) SaaS
3 2 (2.25%) PaaS
4 1 (1.12%) GitHub
4 1 (1.12%) IaaS
4 1 (1.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (16.85%) Network Security
2 10 (11.24%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.12%) 2G
3 1 (1.12%) 3G
3 1 (1.12%) DNS
3 1 (1.12%) Firewall
3 1 (1.12%) Internet
3 1 (1.12%) LDAP
3 1 (1.12%) LTE
3 1 (1.12%) SSL
3 1 (1.12%) VoIP
3 1 (1.12%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (31.46%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.49%) Big Data
2 4 (4.49%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.12%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.12%) Ingres
3 1 (1.12%) MySQL
3 1 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.12%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.12%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (17.98%) Visual Studio
2 11 (12.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (8.99%) Git (software)
3 8 (8.99%) Subversion
4 4 (4.49%) Bugzilla
4 4 (4.49%) CruiseControl
4 4 (4.49%) Hudson
4 4 (4.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (3.37%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.12%) NUnit
6 1 (1.12%) Trac
General
1 29 (32.58%) Electronics
2 6 (6.74%) Finance
3 1 (1.12%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.12%) Automotive
3 1 (1.12%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (32.58%) .NET
2 22 (24.72%) WCF
3 19 (21.35%) XML
4 13 (14.61%) jQuery
4 13 (14.61%) WPF
5 9 (10.11%) CSS
5 9 (10.11%) HTML
5 9 (10.11%) REST
6 7 (7.87%) JSON
6 7 (7.87%) STL
6 7 (7.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 5 (5.62%) HTML5
8 4 (4.49%) .NET Framework
8 4 (4.49%) AngularJS
8 4 (4.49%) MFC
9 3 (3.37%) ASP.NET
9 3 (3.37%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (3.37%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 3 (3.37%) Node.js
9 3 (3.37%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 25 (28.09%) Computer Science
2 20 (22.47%) Algorithms
3 7 (7.87%) Client/Server
3 7 (7.87%) Internet of Things
4 5 (5.62%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (4.49%) Smart Energy
6 1 (1.12%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.12%) Blog
6 1 (1.12%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.12%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.12%) Fintech
6 1 (1.12%) Grid Computing
6 1 (1.12%) iPad
6 1 (1.12%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 35 (39.33%) Windows
2 31 (34.83%) Linux
3 8 (8.99%) Embedded Linux
4 5 (5.62%) Unix
5 4 (4.49%) Android
6 1 (1.12%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.12%) VMS
6 1 (1.12%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 35 (39.33%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (28.09%) Multithreading
4 19 (21.35%) Mathematics
5 13 (14.61%) OO
6 12 (13.48%) OOD
6 12 (13.48%) OOP
7 10 (11.24%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (7.87%) Multithreaded Programming
8 7 (7.87%) Scrum
9 6 (6.74%) Physics
9 6 (6.74%) TDD
10 5 (5.62%) Configuration Management
10 5 (5.62%) Machine Learning
10 5 (5.62%) Open Source
10 5 (5.62%) Project Management
11 4 (4.49%) Issue Tracking
11 4 (4.49%) Kanban
11 4 (4.49%) MVC
11 4 (4.49%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 73 (82.02%) C++
2 67 (75.28%) C#
3 31 (34.83%) C
4 23 (25.84%) SQL
5 22 (24.72%) Java
6 21 (23.60%) Python
7 10 (11.24%) JavaScript
8 5 (5.62%) Embedded C++
8 5 (5.62%) Perl
9 4 (4.49%) PHP
9 4 (4.49%) Shell Script
10 3 (3.37%) Embedded C
11 2 (2.25%) Delphi
12 1 (1.12%) F#
12 1 (1.12%) MATLAB
12 1 (1.12%) Ruby
12 1 (1.12%) Scala
12 1 (1.12%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (31.46%) Degree
2 7 (7.87%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (3.37%) Numerate Degree
4 2 (2.25%) PhD
5 1 (1.12%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.12%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.12%) QA
System Software
1 8 (8.99%) Docker
2 6 (6.74%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.12%) FreeIPA
1 1 (1.12%) Nagios
1 1 (1.12%) Puppet
Vendors
1 25 (28.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.12%) Borland
2 1 (1.12%) Oracle
2 1 (1.12%) Zend
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