Period
to 21 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in West Sussex during the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

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

Software Engineer
South East > West Sussex
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 61 30
Rank change year-on-year +13 -31 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 123 106 215
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 5.82% 4.92% 8.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.90% 5.04% 8.60%
Number of salaries quoted 102 88 238
West Sussex median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £33,750 £26,500 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,750 £56,250 £53,250
South East median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +11.76% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex. 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
West Sussex
Permanent vacancies in West Sussex with a recognized job title 2,084 2,105 2,500
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.53% 97.68% 96.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1,814 1,934 2,311
West Sussex median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £25,875 £27,500 £23,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £62,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in West Sussex

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in West Sussex

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

Salary trend for Software Engineer in West Sussex

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in West Sussex

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in West Sussex over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in West Sussex

Software Engineer
Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the West Sussex region over the 6 months to 21 July 2018. 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
Burgess Hill -7 58 £47,500 - 1
Worthing -5 32 £50,000 -
Horsham -13 8 £31,250 +4.17% 3
Crawley +13 5 £40,000 -23.81% 6
Littlehampton - 5 £55,000 -
Gatwick +8 2 £42,500 +63.46%
Bognor Regis 0 1 £35,000 - 3
East Grinstead - 1 £38,500 - 2
Chichester - 1 - -
Software Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the West Sussex region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 123 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 100 (81.30%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (60.16%) C++
4 70 (56.91%) Degree
5 65 (52.85%) C#
6 63 (51.22%) Computer Science
7 57 (46.34%) Computer Science Degree
8 40 (32.52%) TDD
8 40 (32.52%) Visual Studio
9 39 (31.71%) UML
10 38 (30.89%) MFC
11 36 (29.27%) JavaScript
11 36 (29.27%) Windows
12 33 (26.83%) STL
13 32 (26.02%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 29 (23.58%) Java
15 28 (22.76%) .NET
16 27 (21.95%) REST
16 27 (21.95%) AngularJS
16 27 (21.95%) React
17 26 (21.14%) Java 8
17 26 (21.14%) JSON
18 24 (19.51%) .NET Framework
19 22 (17.89%) Scrum
19 22 (17.89%) Relational Database
19 22 (17.89%) Waterfall
20 21 (17.07%) Microservices
20 21 (17.07%) RDBMS
20 21 (17.07%) SQL Server
20 21 (17.07%) XML

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Sussex 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 1 (0.81%) CMS
1 1 (0.81%) IIS
1 1 (0.81%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (0.81%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 21 (17.07%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (15.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.63%) GitHub
4 1 (0.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (14.63%) Internet
2 1 (0.81%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.81%) HTTP
2 1 (0.81%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (17.89%) Relational Database
2 21 (17.07%) RDBMS
2 21 (17.07%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.63%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 40 (32.52%) Visual Studio
2 5 (4.07%) Git (software)
2 5 (4.07%) Subversion
3 2 (1.63%) Jenkins
General
1 20 (16.26%) Finance
2 7 (5.69%) Electronics
3 6 (4.88%) Military
4 5 (4.07%) Aerospace
5 3 (2.44%) Automotive
5 3 (2.44%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.81%) Back Office
6 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (30.89%) MFC
2 33 (26.83%) STL
3 32 (26.02%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 28 (22.76%) .NET
5 27 (21.95%) AngularJS
5 27 (21.95%) React
5 27 (21.95%) REST
6 26 (21.14%) JSON
7 24 (19.51%) .NET Framework
8 21 (17.07%) XML
9 20 (16.26%) .NET Core
9 20 (16.26%) ASP.NET
9 20 (16.26%) Entity Framework
9 20 (16.26%) SOAP
9 20 (16.26%) WCF
10 19 (15.45%) ASP.NET Web API
10 19 (15.45%) XSD
10 19 (15.45%) XSL
11 17 (13.82%) CSS
11 17 (13.82%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 63 (51.22%) Computer Science
2 17 (13.82%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.25%) Robotics
4 3 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.63%) Industry 4.0
5 2 (1.63%) Life Science
5 2 (1.63%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.81%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.81%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.81%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 36 (29.27%) Windows
2 13 (10.57%) Linux
3 9 (7.32%) Embedded Linux
3 9 (7.32%) VxWorks
4 1 (0.81%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 100 (81.30%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (32.52%) TDD
4 39 (31.71%) UML
5 22 (17.89%) Scrum
5 22 (17.89%) Waterfall
6 21 (17.07%) Microservices
7 20 (16.26%) MVC
8 19 (15.45%) Test Automation
9 17 (13.82%) Analytical Thinking
9 17 (13.82%) Business Analysis
9 17 (13.82%) Knowledge Management
10 11 (8.94%) Mentoring
11 9 (7.32%) Image Processing
12 7 (5.69%) DevOps
12 7 (5.69%) Secure Coding
13 6 (4.88%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
14 5 (4.07%) Computer Vision
14 5 (4.07%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 74 (60.16%) C++
2 65 (52.85%) C#
3 36 (29.27%) JavaScript
4 29 (23.58%) Java
5 26 (21.14%) Java 8
6 17 (13.82%) C
7 10 (8.13%) Embedded C
7 10 (8.13%) Embedded C++
7 10 (8.13%) SQL
8 7 (5.69%) Python
9 6 (4.88%) Bash Shell
9 6 (4.88%) GLSL
9 6 (4.88%) HLSL
9 6 (4.88%) Scala
10 4 (3.25%) XAML
11 2 (1.63%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.81%) ABAP
12 1 (0.81%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.81%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.81%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 70 (56.91%) Degree
2 57 (46.34%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (14.63%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.69%) MISRA
1 7 (5.69%) MISRA C
Systems Management
1 1 (0.81%) SCCM
1 1 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1 (0.81%) Ivanti
1 1 (0.81%) Microsoft
1 1 (0.81%) SAP
1 1 (0.81%) SolarWinds