The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Colchester 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 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 35 29 15
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 7 7 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 3.72% 3.08% 10.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.91% 3.13% 11.03%
Number of salaries quoted 6 6 5
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +25.71%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Software Engineer
Essex

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Colchester 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
Colchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
179 224 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 95.21% 98.68% 98.64%
Number of salaries quoted 156 200 125
Average salary £28,500 £45,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-36.66% +38.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £32,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Colchester

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

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Colchester

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Colchester

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

Software Engineer Salary Trend in Colchester

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Colchester

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT jobs across the Colchester 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 12 (92.31%) Software Engineering
2 11 (84.62%) Degree
3 10 (76.92%) Computer Science
4 9 (69.23%) C++
5 8 (61.54%) C
5 8 (61.54%) C#
6 7 (53.85%) MS Excel
6 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
6 7 (53.85%) XAML
6 7 (53.85%) Physics
6 7 (53.85%) WPF
7 6 (46.15%) Mentoring
8 3 (23.08%) JBoss
8 3 (23.08%) Automotive
8 3 (23.08%) CSS
8 3 (23.08%) HTML
8 3 (23.08%) Java
8 3 (23.08%) J2EE
8 3 (23.08%) Oracle
8 3 (23.08%) Ant
8 3 (23.08%) WebSphere
8 3 (23.08%) NoSQL
8 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (23.08%) Maven
9 2 (15.38%) OpenCL
9 2 (15.38%) CUDA
9 2 (15.38%) Windows
10 1 (7.69%) Intel
10 1 (7.69%) Firmware
10 1 (7.69%) OpenGL

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Colchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT jobs across the Colchester 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (23.08%) JBoss
1 3 (23.08%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (53.85%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Ant
1 3 (23.08%) Maven
2 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
2 1 (7.69%) Subversion
2 1 (7.69%) Selenium
General
1 3 (23.08%) Automotive
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) WPF
2 3 (23.08%) CSS
2 3 (23.08%) HTML
2 3 (23.08%) J2EE
3 2 (15.38%) OpenCL
4 1 (7.69%) OpenGL
4 1 (7.69%) DirectX
Miscellaneous
1 10 (76.92%) Computer Science
2 7 (53.85%) Physics
3 2 (15.38%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) Software Engineering
2 6 (46.15%) Mentoring
3 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Multithreading
4 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Image Processing
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) C++
2 8 (61.54%) C
2 8 (61.54%) C#
3 7 (53.85%) XAML
4 3 (23.08%) Java
5 1 (7.69%) VC++
Qualifications
1 11 (84.62%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Firmware
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) Intel