The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Southampton during the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

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

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineer
Hampshire / Southampton
Rank 30 32 51
Rank change year-on-year +2 +19  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 47 57 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 7.70% 7.27% 4.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.98% 7.39% 4.33%
Number of salaries quoted 46 55 35
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £53,000
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 589 771 947
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 96.56% 98.34% 99.16%
Number of salaries quoted 543 735 734
Median salary £38,750 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.82% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 22 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in Southampton

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 98 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 68 (69.39%) C++
3 49 (50.00%) C#
4 42 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
5 39 (39.80%) Linux
6 36 (36.73%) Windows
7 35 (35.71%) Python
8 30 (30.61%) .NET
9 29 (29.59%) Multithreading
10 28 (28.57%) Java
10 28 (28.57%) JavaScript
11 27 (27.55%) SQL Server
11 27 (27.55%) Microsoft
12 25 (25.51%) C
12 25 (25.51%) HTML
13 24 (24.49%) CSS
14 23 (23.47%) Git (software)
15 20 (20.41%) PHP
15 20 (20.41%) Algorithms
16 19 (19.39%) SQL
16 19 (19.39%) TCP/IP
16 19 (19.39%) TDD
17 18 (18.37%) OOP
18 17 (17.35%) OO
18 17 (17.35%) Unix
18 17 (17.35%) Degree
18 17 (17.35%) WCF
19 16 (16.33%) Computer Science
19 16 (16.33%) HTML5
20 15 (15.31%) Elasticsearch

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 (15.31%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (3.06%) Drupal
2 3 (3.06%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.02%) Apache
3 1 (1.02%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.02%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (1.02%) IIS
3 1 (1.02%) nginx
3 1 (1.02%) OpenROAD
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (5.10%) SaaS
3 3 (3.06%) Office 365
4 1 (1.02%) IaaS
4 1 (1.02%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (19.39%) TCP/IP
2 14 (14.29%) Network Security
3 3 (3.06%) DNS
3 3 (3.06%) Firewall
3 3 (3.06%) Internet
3 3 (3.06%) LDAP
3 3 (3.06%) SSL
3 3 (3.06%) VoIP
3 3 (3.06%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (27.55%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.12%) NoSQL
2 6 (6.12%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (5.10%) Big Data
4 4 (4.08%) MySQL
4 4 (4.08%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.06%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.04%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.02%) HBase
7 1 (1.02%) Ingres
7 1 (1.02%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.02%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 23 (23.47%) Git (software)
2 15 (15.31%) Visual Studio
3 12 (12.24%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (11.22%) Subversion
5 3 (3.06%) Jenkins
5 3 (3.06%) Trac
6 1 (1.02%) Selenium
General
1 14 (14.29%) Electronics
2 10 (10.20%) Finance
3 1 (1.02%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.02%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (30.61%) .NET
2 25 (25.51%) HTML
3 24 (24.49%) CSS
4 17 (17.35%) WCF
5 16 (16.33%) HTML5
6 14 (14.29%) XML
7 12 (12.24%) WPF
8 11 (11.22%) AngularJS
8 11 (11.22%) jQuery
8 11 (11.22%) LAMP
9 10 (10.20%) Node.js
10 9 (9.18%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 9 (9.18%) STL
10 9 (9.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 7 (7.14%) CSS3
12 6 (6.12%) Web Services
12 6 (6.12%) XHTML
13 5 (5.10%) ASP.NET
13 5 (5.10%) Behat
14 4 (4.08%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 20 (20.41%) Algorithms
2 16 (16.33%) Computer Science
3 9 (9.18%) Client/Server
4 5 (5.10%) BBC
5 2 (2.04%) iPad
5 2 (2.04%) Smart Energy
6 1 (1.02%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.02%) Grid Computing
6 1 (1.02%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.02%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 39 (39.80%) Linux
2 36 (36.73%) Windows
3 17 (17.35%) Unix
4 10 (10.20%) Android
5 3 (3.06%) Ubuntu
5 3 (3.06%) VMS
5 3 (3.06%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.02%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.02%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.02%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 42 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (29.59%) Multithreading
4 19 (19.39%) TDD
5 18 (18.37%) OOP
6 17 (17.35%) OO
7 14 (14.29%) Scrum
8 13 (13.27%) MVC
9 12 (12.24%) Mathematics
9 12 (12.24%) Multithreaded Programming
10 11 (11.22%) OOD
11 9 (9.18%) Information Security
11 9 (9.18%) SDLC
11 9 (9.18%) Web Development
12 7 (7.14%) Configuration Management
12 7 (7.14%) Physics
12 7 (7.14%) Project Management
12 7 (7.14%) Unit Testing
13 6 (6.12%) Kanban
13 6 (6.12%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 68 (69.39%) C++
2 49 (50.00%) C#
3 35 (35.71%) Python
4 28 (28.57%) Java
4 28 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 25 (25.51%) C
6 20 (20.41%) PHP
7 19 (19.39%) SQL
8 8 (8.16%) Perl
9 6 (6.12%) Shell Script
10 5 (5.10%) PHP 7
11 3 (3.06%) Embedded C++
11 3 (3.06%) F#
11 3 (3.06%) Ruby
12 2 (2.04%) MATLAB
12 2 (2.04%) Scala
13 1 (1.02%) Delphi
13 1 (1.02%) Embedded C
13 1 (1.02%) Go
13 1 (1.02%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 17 (17.35%) Degree
2 5 (5.10%) PhD
2 5 (5.10%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.08%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.02%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.02%) QA
System Software
1 9 (9.18%) Docker
2 8 (8.16%) Firmware
3 1 (1.02%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (3.06%) FreeIPA
1 3 (3.06%) Nagios
1 3 (3.06%) Puppet
Vendors
1 27 (27.55%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.18%) Zend
3 5 (5.10%) Sony
3 5 (5.10%) Twitter
4 2 (2.04%) Oracle
5 1 (1.02%) Borland
5 1 (1.02%) Cloudera
5 1 (1.02%) Hortonworks
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