The first table below looks at the demand for Software Engineering skills in IT jobs advertised for the Colchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Colchester region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 20 7 20
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +13
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 17 41 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 8.99% 22.65% 8.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.49% 29.50% 12.03%
Number of salaries quoted 14 31 9
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Colchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
148 139 158
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 78.31% 76.80% 69.91%
Number of salaries quoted 137 116 126
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £55,000 £59,700
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Software Engineering
Essex

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Colchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Colchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in Colchester

Software Engineering
Salary Trend in Colchester

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

Software Engineering Salary Trend in Colchester

Software Engineering
Salary Histogram in Colchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Colchester region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Software Engineering Salary Histogram in Colchester

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Colchester

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT jobs across the Colchester region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering.

1 16 (61.54%) Windows
2 15 (57.69%) C++
3 9 (34.62%) Multithreading
4 8 (30.77%) Image Processing
4 8 (30.77%) C#
4 8 (30.77%) VB.NET
4 8 (30.77%) .NET
4 8 (30.77%) ASP.NET
5 7 (26.92%) WPF
6 6 (23.08%) Degree
6 6 (23.08%) Visual Studio
6 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
6 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
7 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
7 5 (19.23%) Client/Server
7 5 (19.23%) MS Office
7 5 (19.23%) Manufacturing
7 5 (19.23%) WinForms
7 5 (19.23%) Google
7 5 (19.23%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (19.23%) Google Maps API
8 4 (15.38%) Windows 7
8 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (15.38%) TDD
8 4 (15.38%) SQL
8 4 (15.38%) C
9 3 (11.54%) Java
9 3 (11.54%) J2EE
9 3 (11.54%) Oracle
9 3 (11.54%) JBoss

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Colchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT jobs across the Colchester region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (11.54%) WebSphere
2 2 (7.69%) GlassFish
2 2 (7.69%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
1 5 (19.23%) MS Office
2 2 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 5 (19.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database
3 2 (7.69%) Data Mining
4 1 (3.85%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.85%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Visual Studio
2 3 (11.54%) Subversion
2 3 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (7.69%) Maven
3 2 (7.69%) Ant
4 1 (3.85%) Gradle
General
1 5 (19.23%) Manufacturing
2 3 (11.54%) Aerospace
2 3 (11.54%) Electronics
2 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
3 2 (7.69%) Automotive
3 2 (7.69%) Marketing
4 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (69.23%) Software Engineer
2 14 (53.85%) Developer
3 7 (26.92%) Software Developer
4 6 (23.08%) Junior
5 5 (19.23%) .NET Developer
5 5 (19.23%) Junior .NET Developer
5 5 (19.23%) Junior Developer
5 5 (19.23%) Mid-Level .NET Developer
6 3 (11.54%) C++ Software Engineer
6 3 (11.54%) C Software Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Programmer
7 2 (7.69%) Java Developer
7 2 (7.69%) Java Programmer
7 2 (7.69%) Java Software Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Senior Software Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Junior Software Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Developer Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (30.77%) .NET
1 8 (30.77%) ASP.NET
2 7 (26.92%) WPF
3 5 (19.23%) WinForms
3 5 (19.23%) Google Maps API
4 3 (11.54%) J2EE
4 3 (11.54%) OpenGL
4 3 (11.54%) DirectX
4 3 (11.54%) Silverlight
4 3 (11.54%) OpenCL
5 2 (7.69%) Hibernate
5 2 (7.69%) Spring
5 2 (7.69%) JMS
6 1 (3.85%) Swing
6 1 (3.85%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Client/Server
2 3 (11.54%) Firmware
2 3 (11.54%) Device Driver
2 3 (11.54%) CUDA
3 2 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.69%) Open Source
4 1 (3.85%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 16 (61.54%) Windows
2 4 (15.38%) Windows 7
3 3 (11.54%) Android
3 3 (11.54%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) Multithreading
2 8 (30.77%) Image Processing
3 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (15.38%) TDD
4 3 (11.54%) Change Control
4 3 (11.54%) Android Development
4 3 (11.54%) iOS Development
5 2 (7.69%) MVVM
5 2 (7.69%) Validation
5 2 (7.69%) Project Management
5 2 (7.69%) E-Commerce
5 2 (7.69%) OOP
5 2 (7.69%) OO
6 1 (3.85%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 15 (57.69%) C++
2 8 (30.77%) C#
2 8 (30.77%) VB.NET
3 4 (15.38%) SQL
3 4 (15.38%) C
4 3 (11.54%) Java
5 2 (7.69%) XAML
5 2 (7.69%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.85%) Embedded C
6 1 (3.85%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 5 (19.23%) Google
3 3 (11.54%) Oracle
3 3 (11.54%) JBoss