Period
to 19 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in West Sussex during the 6 months to 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 53 32
Rank change year-on-year -24 -21 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 78 107 170
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 3.30% 5.29% 6.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.42% 5.49% 7.21%
Number of salaries quoted 67 81 179
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 £33,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £59,500 £52,500 £53,300
South East median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 2,283 1,949 2,359
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.57% 96.29% 96.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1,944 1,730 2,185
West Sussex median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,250 £62,500
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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
Worthing -11 22 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Burgess Hill -26 17 £47,500 - 1
Crawley +15 11 £55,000 +22.22% 10
Horsham +2 10 £37,500 -11.76% 3
Bognor Regis - 4 £35,000 -
Gatwick -10 2 £42,500 +68.32%
Software Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 78 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 54 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (64.10%) C#
4 35 (44.87%) .NET
5 32 (41.03%) C++
6 28 (35.90%) JavaScript
7 27 (34.62%) Degree
8 25 (32.05%) Computer Science
9 22 (28.21%) .NET Core
10 21 (26.92%) Computer Science Degree
10 21 (26.92%) REST
11 20 (25.64%) .NET Framework
11 20 (25.64%) Microservices
12 18 (23.08%) SOAP
12 18 (23.08%) Test Automation
13 17 (21.79%) Microsoft Azure
13 17 (21.79%) Windows
13 17 (21.79%) CSS
13 17 (21.79%) React
13 17 (21.79%) ASP.NET Web API
14 16 (20.51%) Relational Database
14 16 (20.51%) SQL
14 16 (20.51%) MFC
14 16 (20.51%) Visual Studio
14 16 (20.51%) JSON
14 16 (20.51%) Entity Framework
15 15 (19.23%) UML
15 15 (19.23%) AngularJS
16 14 (17.95%) TDD
16 14 (17.95%) 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 (1.28%) Apache Solr
1 1 (1.28%) CMS
1 1 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (1.28%) IIS
1 1 (1.28%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.28%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (1.28%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 17 (21.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.13%) Ethernet
2 2 (2.56%) Internet
3 1 (1.28%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (20.51%) Relational Database
2 12 (15.38%) SQL Server
3 11 (14.10%) RDBMS
4 7 (8.97%) NoSQL
5 6 (7.69%) MongoDB
5 6 (7.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (20.51%) Visual Studio
2 4 (5.13%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.13%) Subversion
3 2 (2.56%) JUnit
4 1 (1.28%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.28%) EasyMock
4 1 (1.28%) Mockito
General
1 8 (10.26%) Finance
2 7 (8.97%) Electronics
3 4 (5.13%) Aerospace
4 3 (3.85%) Automotive
5 2 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.28%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (44.87%) .NET
2 22 (28.21%) .NET Core
3 21 (26.92%) REST
4 20 (25.64%) .NET Framework
5 18 (23.08%) SOAP
6 17 (21.79%) ASP.NET Web API
6 17 (21.79%) CSS
6 17 (21.79%) React
7 16 (20.51%) Entity Framework
7 16 (20.51%) JSON
7 16 (20.51%) MFC
8 15 (19.23%) AngularJS
9 14 (17.95%) XML
10 13 (16.67%) WPF
11 12 (15.38%) ASP.NET
11 12 (15.38%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 12 (15.38%) STL
11 12 (15.38%) WCF
11 12 (15.38%) XSD
12 11 (14.10%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (32.05%) Computer Science
2 6 (7.69%) Cloud Native
2 6 (7.69%) SCADA
3 2 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.56%) Industry 4.0
3 2 (2.56%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (21.79%) Windows
2 13 (16.67%) Linux
3 7 (8.97%) Embedded Linux
3 7 (8.97%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 54 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (25.64%) Microservices
4 18 (23.08%) Test Automation
5 15 (19.23%) UML
6 14 (17.95%) TDD
7 13 (16.67%) MVC
7 13 (16.67%) Scrum
8 12 (15.38%) Waterfall
9 9 (11.54%) DevOps
10 7 (8.97%) Secure Coding
11 6 (7.69%) Domain-Driven Design
11 6 (7.69%) OWASP
11 6 (7.69%) Software Delivery
11 6 (7.69%) System Testing
12 4 (5.13%) Change Control
12 4 (5.13%) Functional Testing
12 4 (5.13%) MVVM
12 4 (5.13%) OO
12 4 (5.13%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (64.10%) C#
2 32 (41.03%) C++
3 28 (35.90%) JavaScript
4 16 (20.51%) SQL
5 14 (17.95%) Java
6 9 (11.54%) C
7 8 (10.26%) Embedded C
7 8 (10.26%) Embedded C++
8 4 (5.13%) Java 8
8 4 (5.13%) XAML
9 3 (3.85%) GLSL
9 3 (3.85%) HLSL
10 2 (2.56%) Scala
11 1 (1.28%) MATLAB
11 1 (1.28%) Python
11 1 (1.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (34.62%) Degree
2 21 (26.92%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.56%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.97%) MISRA
1 7 (8.97%) MISRA C
2 1 (1.28%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.56%) Docker
Vendors
1 6 (7.69%) Wonderware