Period
to 22 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Thames Valley 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 22 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
South East > Thames Valley
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 18 23 22
Rank change year-on-year +5 -1 +19
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 1,073 1,022 1,038
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 10.40% 8.28% 7.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.32% 9.28% 8.71%
Number of salaries quoted 994 906 907
Thames Valley median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +14.29% -2.78%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £67,500
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 Thames Valley with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Thames Valley
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 9,475 11,010 11,917
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley 91.84% 89.24% 90.32%
Number of salaries quoted 7,527 8,791 9,313
Thames Valley median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +2.15%
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £72,500
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in the Thames Valley

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Thames Valley.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in the Thames Valley

Software Engineering
Salary Trend in the Thames Valley

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineering in the Thames Valley.

Salary trend for Software Engineering in the Thames Valley

Software Engineering
Salary Histogram in the Thames Valley

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in the Thames Valley over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Software Engineering in the Thames Valley

Software Engineering
Job Locations in the Thames Valley

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineering within the Thames Valley region over the 6 months to 22 January 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
Berkshire +36 505 £55,000 +4.76% 94
Oxfordshire +4 458 £55,000 +10.00% 120
Buckinghamshire -20 109 £47,500 +1.06% 44
Software Engineering
South East

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 Thames Valley region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 466 (43.43%) Agile Software Development
2 459 (42.78%) C#
3 437 (40.73%) Java
4 376 (35.04%) JavaScript
5 365 (34.02%) C++
6 288 (26.84%) Python
7 275 (25.63%) Linux
7 275 (25.63%) Degree
8 269 (25.07%) Computer Science
9 263 (24.51%) SQL
10 261 (24.32%) .NET
11 245 (22.83%) HTML
12 221 (20.60%) AngularJS
13 207 (19.29%) CSS
14 201 (18.73%) Microsoft
15 194 (18.08%) Mathematics
16 178 (16.59%) OO
17 171 (15.94%) SQL Server
18 166 (15.47%) SDLC
19 155 (14.45%) Amazon AWS
20 152 (14.17%) C
21 140 (13.05%) TDD
22 134 (12.49%) Scrum
23 132 (12.30%) Continuous Integration
24 125 (11.65%) Microsoft Azure
25 124 (11.56%) Git (software)
25 124 (11.56%) MVC
26 121 (11.28%) Multithreading
27 112 (10.44%) Microservices
28 111 (10.34%) Computer Science Degree

Software Engineering
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Thames Valley 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 31 (2.89%) Elasticsearch
2 25 (2.33%) Apache
3 21 (1.96%) Tomcat
4 14 (1.30%) CMS
5 13 (1.21%) IIS
6 12 (1.12%) Apache Solr
7 10 (0.93%) Confluence
8 9 (0.84%) Apache Spark
9 8 (0.75%) WordPress
10 6 (0.56%) JBoss
11 5 (0.47%) concrete5
12 4 (0.37%) GlassFish
12 4 (0.37%) nginx
12 4 (0.37%) WildFly
13 3 (0.28%) Cloud Foundry
13 3 (0.28%) EPiServer
13 3 (0.28%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.28%) WebSphere
14 2 (0.19%) Apache Airflow
14 2 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 8 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.093%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.093%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.093%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.093%) Revit
Business Applications
1 5 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 155 (14.45%) Amazon AWS
2 125 (11.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 67 (6.24%) Cloud Computing
4 62 (5.78%) SaaS
5 36 (3.36%) Google Cloud Platform
6 31 (2.89%) GitHub
7 29 (2.70%) npm
8 20 (1.86%) IBM Cloud
9 17 (1.58%) Serverless
10 12 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
10 12 (1.12%) Amazon S3
11 6 (0.56%) OpenShift
12 5 (0.47%) AWS Lambda
12 5 (0.47%) Azure Functions
12 5 (0.47%) IaaS
13 4 (0.37%) PaaS
14 3 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
14 3 (0.28%) Google Play
14 3 (0.28%) Heroku
15 1 (0.093%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.77%) Firewall
2 18 (1.68%) H.323
3 13 (1.21%) DNS
4 12 (1.12%) DHCP
5 10 (0.93%) Skype
5 10 (0.93%) VPN
6 8 (0.75%) Unified Communications
7 6 (0.56%) HTTP
8 5 (0.47%) Internet
8 5 (0.47%) Wireless
9 4 (0.37%) Broadband
10 3 (0.28%) Bluetooth
10 3 (0.28%) TCP/IP
11 2 (0.19%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.19%) RS-232
11 2 (0.19%) VSAN
12 1 (0.093%) 3GPP
12 1 (0.093%) Ethernet
12 1 (0.093%) RS-422
12 1 (0.093%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 171 (15.94%) SQL Server
2 77 (7.18%) MySQL
3 66 (6.15%) NoSQL
3 66 (6.15%) Relational Database
4 49 (4.57%) Big Data
5 45 (4.19%) PostgreSQL
6 39 (3.63%) MongoDB
7 32 (2.98%) RDBMS
8 25 (2.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 20 (1.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 19 (1.77%) Apache Cassandra
10 19 (1.77%) Redis
11 17 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 13 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
13 12 (1.12%) Amazon RDS
13 12 (1.12%) DB2
14 10 (0.93%) Oracle Database
15 8 (0.75%) CouchDB
15 8 (0.75%) HBase
15 8 (0.75%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 124 (11.56%) Git (software)
2 91 (8.48%) Jenkins
3 89 (8.29%) Visual Studio
4 45 (4.19%) webpack
5 44 (4.10%) Maven
6 30 (2.80%) Cucumber
6 30 (2.80%) Selenium
7 27 (2.52%) gulp
8 23 (2.14%) JIRA
9 21 (1.96%) Eclipse
10 20 (1.86%) Babel
10 20 (1.86%) JUnit
11 12 (1.12%) Gradle
12 11 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
12 11 (1.03%) TeamCity
13 9 (0.84%) Ant
13 9 (0.84%) GitLab
13 9 (0.84%) Grunt
14 8 (0.75%) Bower
14 8 (0.75%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 64 (5.96%) Finance
2 31 (2.89%) Manufacturing
3 26 (2.42%) Electronics
3 26 (2.42%) Marketing
3 26 (2.42%) Telecoms
4 24 (2.24%) Retail
5 19 (1.77%) Games
6 17 (1.58%) Pharmaceutical
7 14 (1.30%) Publishing
8 10 (0.93%) Banking
9 8 (0.75%) Automotive
10 7 (0.65%) Aerospace
11 6 (0.56%) Legal
12 4 (0.37%) Advertising
13 3 (0.28%) French Language
13 3 (0.28%) German Language
13 3 (0.28%) Italian Language
13 3 (0.28%) Mandarin Language
13 3 (0.28%) Military
13 3 (0.28%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 494 (46.04%) Software Engineer
2 404 (37.65%) Developer
3 133 (12.40%) Senior Software Engineer
4 111 (10.34%) Software Developer
5 110 (10.25%) C++ Software Engineer
6 101 (9.41%) Java Developer
7 97 (9.04%) Graduate
8 82 (7.64%) Senior Developer
9 68 (6.34%) C# Software Engineer
10 65 (6.06%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 59 (5.50%) Graduate Software Engineer
12 44 (4.10%) Graduate Developer
13 43 (4.01%) Junior
14 42 (3.91%) .NET Software Engineer
14 42 (3.91%) Java Engineer
15 41 (3.82%) .NET Developer
15 41 (3.82%) C# Developer
16 39 (3.63%) C++ Developer
17 38 (3.54%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 37 (3.45%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 261 (24.32%) .NET
2 245 (22.83%) HTML
3 221 (20.60%) AngularJS
4 207 (19.29%) CSS
5 102 (9.51%) Web Services
6 98 (9.13%) ASP.NET
7 94 (8.76%) jQuery
8 93 (8.67%) HTML5
9 91 (8.48%) Spring
10 89 (8.29%) React
11 83 (7.74%) Node.js
11 83 (7.74%) RESTful
12 80 (7.46%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 76 (7.08%) STL
14 65 (6.06%) REST
15 48 (4.47%) ASP.NET MVC
15 48 (4.47%) WPF
16 45 (4.19%) COM
17 44 (4.10%) CSS3
17 44 (4.10%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 99 (9.23%) Algorithms
2 89 (8.29%) User Experience
3 45 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (3.73%) Mobile App
5 39 (3.63%) Robotics
6 30 (2.80%) Social Media
7 29 (2.70%) Data Structures
8 28 (2.61%) Greenfield Project
8 28 (2.61%) Self-Motivation
9 18 (1.68%) Video Conferencing
10 17 (1.58%) Semantic Web
11 15 (1.40%) Device Driver
12 14 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
13 11 (1.03%) Embedded Systems
13 11 (1.03%) Life Science
14 10 (0.93%) Client/Server
15 9 (0.84%) CUDA
16 7 (0.65%) N-Tier
17 6 (0.56%) Blog
17 6 (0.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 275 (25.63%) Linux
2 87 (8.11%) Windows
3 64 (5.96%) Android
4 53 (4.94%) Apple iOS
5 51 (4.75%) Unix
6 8 (0.75%) Windows Server
7 7 (0.65%) CentOS
8 4 (0.37%) Embedded Linux
8 4 (0.37%) Mac OS
8 4 (0.37%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.19%) Robot Operating System
11 1 (0.093%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.093%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 466 (43.43%) Agile Software Development
2 269 (25.07%) Computer Science
3 194 (18.08%) Mathematics
4 178 (16.59%) OO
5 166 (15.47%) SDLC
6 140 (13.05%) TDD
7 134 (12.49%) Scrum
8 132 (12.30%) Continuous Integration
9 124 (11.56%) MVC
10 121 (11.28%) Multithreading
11 112 (10.44%) Microservices
12 98 (9.13%) Artificial Intelligence
13 95 (8.85%) Machine Learning
14 92 (8.57%) OOP
15 89 (8.29%) Test Automation
16 87 (8.11%) Web Development
17 84 (7.83%) Front End Development
18 79 (7.36%) DevOps
18 79 (7.36%) Unit Testing
19 72 (6.71%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 459 (42.78%) C#
2 437 (40.73%) Java
3 376 (35.04%) JavaScript
4 365 (34.02%) C++
5 288 (26.84%) Python
6 263 (24.51%) SQL
7 152 (14.17%) C
8 64 (5.96%) Ruby
9 63 (5.87%) Java 8
10 60 (5.59%) Objective-C
11 55 (5.13%) PHP
12 46 (4.29%) TypeScript
13 40 (3.73%) Go
14 30 (2.80%) Bash Shell
15 23 (2.14%) Kotlin
16 21 (1.96%) Apple Swift
17 17 (1.58%) MATLAB
17 17 (1.58%) T-SQL
18 15 (1.40%) Assembly Language
19 13 (1.21%) Perl
Qualifications
1 275 (25.63%) Degree
2 111 (10.34%) Computer Science Degree
3 62 (5.78%) PhD
4 23 (2.14%) MPhil
5 15 (1.40%) Numerate Degree
6 12 (1.12%) Security Cleared
7 7 (0.65%) Master's Degree
8 6 (0.56%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 6 (0.56%) CEH
8 6 (0.56%) CEPT
8 6 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (0.56%) CISSP
8 6 (0.56%) GPEN
8 6 (0.56%) ISTQB
8 6 (0.56%) OSCP
9 5 (0.47%) MBA
10 4 (0.37%) AWS Certification
10 4 (0.37%) ISEB
11 3 (0.28%) SC Cleared
12 2 (0.19%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (4.57%) QA
2 9 (0.84%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.75%) GAMP
4 6 (0.56%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.19%) ISO 13485
6 1 (0.093%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.093%) PSD2
System Software
1 90 (8.39%) Docker
2 27 (2.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (1.68%) Virtual Machines
4 13 (1.21%) Firmware
5 9 (0.84%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.56%) Varnish
7 2 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.19%) Ceph
7 2 (0.19%) HDFS
8 1 (0.093%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.093%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 36 (3.36%) Puppet
2 34 (3.17%) Ansible
3 29 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
4 28 (2.61%) Terraform
5 27 (2.52%) Kubernetes
6 7 (0.65%) Packer
7 6 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
8 5 (0.47%) Capistrano
9 4 (0.37%) Kibana
10 3 (0.28%) Nagios
10 3 (0.28%) Salt
11 2 (0.19%) Hadoop YARN
11 2 (0.19%) Icinga
11 2 (0.19%) ZABBIX
12 1 (0.093%) Consul
12 1 (0.093%) Docker Swarm
12 1 (0.093%) vCenter Server
12 1 (0.093%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 201 (18.73%) Microsoft
2 85 (7.92%) Google
3 66 (6.15%) Oracle
4 28 (2.61%) VMware
5 23 (2.14%) IBM
6 17 (1.58%) SAP
7 15 (1.40%) Sun
8 13 (1.21%) Xamarin
9 11 (1.03%) Tableau
10 10 (0.93%) Red Hat
11 6 (0.56%) Facebook
11 6 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (0.47%) Zend
13 4 (0.37%) Huawei
13 4 (0.37%) Talend
14 2 (0.19%) ABBYY
14 2 (0.19%) Altera
14 2 (0.19%) Atlassian
14 2 (0.19%) New Relic
14 2 (0.19%) Sitecore