Period
to 17 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in West Sussex during the 6 months to 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 53 42
Rank change year-on-year +16 -11 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 130 99 156
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 6.52% 4.46% 6.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.74% 4.64% 6.30%
Number of salaries quoted 103 98 211
West Sussex median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £37,500 £28,500 £24,750
90th Percentile £51,250 £53,750 £62,500
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 1,928 2,132 2,476
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.69% 96.12% 98.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1,688 1,890 2,206
West Sussex median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £60,000
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 17 January 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 17 January 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 0 78 £45,000 - 3
Worthing -1 25 £50,000 - 3
Crawley +17 10 £43,750 +6.06% 3
Gatwick +8 4 £33,000 -17.50%
Horsham -28 4 £43,750 +16.67% 1
Shoreham-by-Sea - 1 - - 1
Software Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 West Sussex region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 130 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 110 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
3 106 (81.54%) C#
4 95 (73.08%) C++
5 83 (63.85%) Windows
6 78 (60.00%) MFC
7 77 (59.23%) TDD
8 76 (58.46%) STL
9 63 (48.46%) Degree
10 57 (43.85%) Computer Science
10 57 (43.85%) UML
11 56 (43.08%) Visual Studio
12 52 (40.00%) XML
12 52 (40.00%) Computer Science Degree
13 50 (38.46%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 34 (26.15%) SQL
15 32 (24.62%) JavaScript
16 29 (22.31%) .NET
17 28 (21.54%) Web Services
17 28 (21.54%) Multithreading
18 26 (20.00%) Multithreaded Programming
18 26 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
18 26 (20.00%) Client/Server
18 26 (20.00%) Scrum
19 25 (19.23%) SOAP
19 25 (19.23%) REST
20 24 (18.46%) ASP.NET
20 24 (18.46%) SQL Server
20 24 (18.46%) MVC
21 23 (17.69%) Test Automation

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 (0.77%) Apache
1 1 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (0.77%) nginx
1 1 (0.77%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.54%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (1.54%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 22 (16.92%) Amazon AWS
1 22 (16.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.54%) FTP
1 2 (1.54%) HTTP
1 2 (1.54%) SSL
1 2 (1.54%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.77%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.77%) GSM
2 1 (0.77%) RS-232
2 1 (0.77%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (18.46%) SQL Server
2 23 (17.69%) Relational Database
3 22 (16.92%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.77%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 56 (43.08%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.77%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.77%) Gradle
3 1 (0.77%) JUnit
General
1 2 (1.54%) Banking
1 2 (1.54%) Electronics
2 1 (0.77%) Advertising
2 1 (0.77%) Aerospace
2 1 (0.77%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (60.00%) MFC
2 76 (58.46%) STL
3 52 (40.00%) XML
4 50 (38.46%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 29 (22.31%) .NET
6 28 (21.54%) Web Services
7 25 (19.23%) REST
7 25 (19.23%) SOAP
8 24 (18.46%) ASP.NET
9 23 (17.69%) .NET Framework
9 23 (17.69%) AngularJS
9 23 (17.69%) WCF
10 22 (16.92%) .NET Core
10 22 (16.92%) ASP.NET Web API
10 22 (16.92%) Entity Framework
10 22 (16.92%) JSON
10 22 (16.92%) React
10 22 (16.92%) XSD
10 22 (16.92%) XSL
11 9 (6.92%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 57 (43.85%) Computer Science
2 26 (20.00%) Client/Server
2 26 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (1.54%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 83 (63.85%) Windows
2 9 (6.92%) Linux
3 6 (4.62%) Embedded Linux
4 3 (2.31%) VxWorks
5 2 (1.54%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 110 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (59.23%) TDD
4 57 (43.85%) UML
5 28 (21.54%) Multithreading
6 26 (20.00%) Multithreaded Programming
6 26 (20.00%) Scrum
7 24 (18.46%) MVC
8 23 (17.69%) Microservices
8 23 (17.69%) Test Automation
9 22 (16.92%) Waterfall
10 11 (8.46%) Unit Testing
11 10 (7.69%) Computer Vision
12 7 (5.38%) Image Processing
12 7 (5.38%) Regression Testing
13 2 (1.54%) ERP
13 2 (1.54%) Kalman Filter
13 2 (1.54%) Mathematics
13 2 (1.54%) OO
13 2 (1.54%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 106 (81.54%) C#
2 95 (73.08%) C++
3 34 (26.15%) SQL
4 32 (24.62%) JavaScript
5 8 (6.15%) C
6 6 (4.62%) Embedded C
7 5 (3.85%) Embedded C++
8 4 (3.08%) Java
9 3 (2.31%) PHP
10 2 (1.54%) GLSL
10 2 (1.54%) HLSL
10 2 (1.54%) MATLAB
10 2 (1.54%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.77%) Fortran
11 1 (0.77%) Groovy
11 1 (0.77%) Python
11 1 (0.77%) Scala
11 1 (0.77%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 63 (48.46%) Degree
2 52 (40.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.54%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.77%) DICOM
System Software
1 2 (1.54%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.54%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (1.54%) Oracle
1 2 (1.54%) SAP
2 1 (0.77%) Progress
2 1 (0.77%) Zend