Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in Southampton during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 34 46
Rank change year-on-year +12 +12 +29
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 145 86 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 9.88% 6.36% 6.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.20% 6.54% 6.38%
Number of salaries quoted 141 88 88
Southampton median annual salary £32,500 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -27.78% -10.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £22,500 £32,500 £30,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £60,000 £61,250
Hampshire median annual salary £43,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -8.42% +5.56% +12.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Southampton
Permanent vacancies in Southampton with a recognized job title 1422 1314 1364
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.87% 97.12% 98.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1300 1172 1218
Southampton median annual salary £37,500 £41,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.64% +1.22% +9.33%
10th Percentile £22,500 £24,750 £22,675
90th Percentile £59,100 £60,000 £61,250
Hampshire median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +6.25%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

Job postings that featured Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Southampton.

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 6 months to 24 November 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 24 November 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.

1 141 (97.24%) Software Engineering
2 115 (79.31%) C#
3 72 (49.66%) C++
4 58 (40.00%) .NET
5 57 (39.31%) Degree
6 55 (37.93%) OOP
7 53 (36.55%) Computer Science
8 52 (35.86%) SQL Server
9 49 (33.79%) SQL
10 43 (29.66%) Windows
10 43 (29.66%) .NET Framework
11 36 (24.83%) OO
12 32 (22.07%) Microsoft
12 32 (22.07%) WPF
13 31 (21.38%) Java
14 30 (20.69%) C
14 30 (20.69%) Retail
15 29 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
16 26 (17.93%) Linux
17 22 (15.17%) Use Case
17 22 (15.17%) Multithreading
18 21 (14.48%) Test Automation
19 20 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
20 18 (12.41%) Electronics
21 15 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
22 14 (9.66%) TCP/IP
23 13 (8.97%) MFC
24 11 (7.59%) Python
24 11 (7.59%) Mathematics
25 10 (6.90%) XML

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 5 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.66%) TCP/IP
2 5 (3.45%) Network Security
3 4 (2.76%) CTI
4 2 (1.38%) Firewall
4 2 (1.38%) VLAN
4 2 (1.38%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (35.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.69%) InfluxDB
2 1 (0.69%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.69%) Neo4j
2 1 (0.69%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.69%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.69%) Redis
2 1 (0.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (3.45%) Bugzilla
1 5 (3.45%) CruiseControl
1 5 (3.45%) Hudson
1 5 (3.45%) Subversion
1 5 (3.45%) Visual Studio
1 5 (3.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (2.76%) WiX
3 2 (1.38%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.38%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (1.38%) webpack
4 1 (0.69%) JIRA
4 1 (0.69%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.69%) VectorCAST
General
1 30 (20.69%) Retail
2 18 (12.41%) Electronics
3 9 (6.21%) Finance
4 5 (3.45%) Back Office
5 3 (2.07%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.38%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.69%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (40.00%) .NET
2 43 (29.66%) .NET Framework
3 32 (22.07%) WPF
4 13 (8.97%) MFC
5 10 (6.90%) XML
6 8 (5.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 5 (3.45%) ASP.NET
7 5 (3.45%) STL
7 5 (3.45%) WCF
7 5 (3.45%) WinForms
8 4 (2.76%) AngularJS
8 4 (2.76%) HTML
8 4 (2.76%) HTML5
9 3 (2.07%) Ember.js
9 3 (2.07%) RESTful
10 2 (1.38%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (1.38%) CSS
10 2 (1.38%) JSON
10 2 (1.38%) LESS
10 2 (1.38%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 53 (36.55%) Computer Science
2 8 (5.52%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (4.14%) Algorithms
4 5 (3.45%) Client/Server
4 5 (3.45%) EPoS
5 4 (2.76%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.38%) Arduino
6 2 (1.38%) Internet of Things
6 2 (1.38%) Raspberry Pi
6 2 (1.38%) User Experience
7 1 (0.69%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 43 (29.66%) Windows
2 26 (17.93%) Linux
3 2 (1.38%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (1.38%) VxWorks
4 1 (0.69%) Android
4 1 (0.69%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (97.24%) Software Engineering
2 55 (37.93%) OOP
3 36 (24.83%) OO
4 22 (15.17%) Multithreading
4 22 (15.17%) Use Case
5 21 (14.48%) Test Automation
6 20 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (7.59%) Mathematics
9 10 (6.90%) Machine Learning
10 9 (6.21%) Physics
11 8 (5.52%) Coaching
11 8 (5.52%) Incident Management
12 6 (4.14%) Chemistry
12 6 (4.14%) Innovative Thinking
12 6 (4.14%) Multithreaded Programming
12 6 (4.14%) OOD
13 5 (3.45%) Issue Tracking
13 5 (3.45%) Performance Management
13 5 (3.45%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 115 (79.31%) C#
2 72 (49.66%) C++
3 49 (33.79%) SQL
4 31 (21.38%) Java
5 30 (20.69%) C
6 11 (7.59%) Python
7 9 (6.21%) JavaScript
8 8 (5.52%) VC++
9 2 (1.38%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.69%) Ada
10 1 (0.69%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.69%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.69%) Go
10 1 (0.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 57 (39.31%) Degree
2 29 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (2.07%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.38%) HND
4 2 (1.38%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.69%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.69%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.69%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.38%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.69%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.69%) Docker
Vendors
1 32 (22.07%) Microsoft
2 1 (0.69%) Google
2 1 (0.69%) Twitter