The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Bolton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 2 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 29 36 35
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 3 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 2.40% 1.29% 1.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.46% 1.32% 1.67%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 2
Average salary £47,500 £39,000 £33,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.79% +17.29%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Software Engineer
Manchester

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bolton region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Bolton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
122 151 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 97.60% 97.42% 98.36%
Number of salaries quoted 114 142 104
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £41,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineer in the job title across the Bolton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Bolton

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

Software Engineer Salary Trend in Bolton

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT jobs across the Bolton region that cited Software Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Engineer in their job title.

1 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
2 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
2 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
2 3 (42.86%) Project Planning
2 3 (42.86%) QA
2 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Load Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Unit Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
2 3 (42.86%) C++
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) ISEB
2 3 (42.86%) TestDirector
2 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Linux
2 3 (42.86%) VMware
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Automated Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (42.86%) Automation Testing
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) WinForms
3 1 (14.29%) Python
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 1 (14.29%) .NET
3 1 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (14.29%) Amazon S3

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT jobs across the Bolton region that cited Software Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon S3
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon SQS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) TestDirector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) WinForms
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) WCF
1 1 (14.29%) WPF
1 1 (14.29%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
2 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Project Planning
2 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Load Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Unit Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Automated Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C++
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
1 3 (42.86%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 3 (42.86%) VMware