The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Dorset 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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 32 25 52
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +27
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 53 61 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 7.64% 9.68% 4.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.88% 10.05% 4.65%
Number of salaries quoted 50 60 27
Average salary £31,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.42% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,800 £23,200
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £43,650 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Software Engineer
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Dorset 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
Dorset
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
673 607 666
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 96.97% 96.35% 96.80%
Number of salaries quoted 546 538 519
Average salary £38,181 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.08% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

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

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Dorset

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

Software Engineer Salary Trend in Dorset

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Dorset

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the Dorset region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in Dorset

Software Engineer
Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Poole +5 21 £32,500 +8.33% 2
Weymouth +3 12 £28,500 -18.57% 2
Bournemouth -10 6 £32,500 -25.28% 2
Wareham 0 3 £42,500 -
Dorchester -5 1 £30,500 -23.75%
Software Engineer
South West

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs across the Dorset 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.

1 112 (97.39%) Software Engineering
2 86 (74.78%) C++
3 63 (54.78%) Linux
4 58 (50.43%) Degree
5 57 (49.57%) Windows
6 41 (35.65%) OO
7 40 (34.78%) UNIX
8 38 (33.04%) C#
9 37 (32.17%) Computer Science
10 35 (30.43%) OOP
11 25 (21.74%) C
11 25 (21.74%) Java
12 23 (20.00%) Electronics
13 20 (17.39%) .NET
14 14 (12.17%) SQL
15 13 (11.30%) Agile Software Development
16 10 (8.70%) Subversion
16 10 (8.70%) UML
16 10 (8.70%) Embedded C
17 9 (7.83%) TCP/IP
17 9 (7.83%) Scrum
18 8 (6.96%) Manufacturing
18 8 (6.96%) Configuration Management
18 8 (6.96%) Oracle
18 8 (6.96%) JavaScript
18 8 (6.96%) Relational Database
19 7 (6.09%) Oracle Cash Management
19 7 (6.09%) Oracle Database
19 7 (6.09%) Security Cleared
19 7 (6.09%) HTML

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT jobs across the Dorset 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 5 (4.35%) SAS
2 1 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (0.87%) WordPress
2 1 (0.87%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 7 (6.09%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.83%) TCP/IP
2 5 (4.35%) iSCSI
2 5 (4.35%) Fibre Channel
2 5 (4.35%) FTP
3 4 (3.48%) WAN
4 3 (2.61%) VPN
4 3 (2.61%) Firewall
5 2 (1.74%) IPv4
5 2 (1.74%) IPv6
5 2 (1.74%) SNMP
5 2 (1.74%) SSL
5 2 (1.74%) Wireshark
5 2 (1.74%) IPsec
5 2 (1.74%) Network Security
5 2 (1.74%) tcpdump
6 1 (0.87%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.96%) Relational Database
2 7 (6.09%) Oracle Database
2 7 (6.09%) RDBMS
3 3 (2.61%) Big Data
3 3 (2.61%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.87%) MySQL
4 1 (0.87%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (8.70%) Subversion
2 7 (6.09%) Eclipse
3 3 (2.61%) C++Builder
4 2 (1.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (1.74%) CruiseControl
4 2 (1.74%) Bugzilla
4 2 (1.74%) Hudson
5 1 (0.87%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.87%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.87%) Visual Studio
General
1 23 (20.00%) Electronics
2 8 (6.96%) Manufacturing
3 6 (5.22%) Aerospace
4 3 (2.61%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.87%) Avionics
5 1 (0.87%) Advertising
5 1 (0.87%) Retail
5 1 (0.87%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (17.39%) .NET
2 7 (6.09%) HTML
2 7 (6.09%) Swing
2 7 (6.09%) Hibernate
3 5 (4.35%) REST
4 4 (3.48%) XML
5 3 (2.61%) Play Framework
5 3 (2.61%) RESTful
5 3 (2.61%) STL
5 3 (2.61%) MFC
6 2 (1.74%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.74%) CSS
6 2 (1.74%) Ajax
6 2 (1.74%) WCF
6 2 (1.74%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (1.74%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (0.87%) Laravel
7 1 (0.87%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.87%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 37 (32.17%) Computer Science
2 4 (3.48%) Client/Server
2 4 (3.48%) Device Driver
2 4 (3.48%) Algorithms
3 3 (2.61%) Mathematics
4 2 (1.74%) SCADA
4 2 (1.74%) Cryptography
5 1 (0.87%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.87%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.87%) PKI
5 1 (0.87%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (0.87%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 63 (54.78%) Linux
2 57 (49.57%) Windows
3 40 (34.78%) UNIX
4 3 (2.61%) Android
5 2 (1.74%) Windows CE
6 1 (0.87%) Nucleus RTOS
6 1 (0.87%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (97.39%) Software Engineering
2 41 (35.65%) OO
3 35 (30.43%) OOP
4 13 (11.30%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (8.70%) UML
6 9 (7.83%) Scrum
7 8 (6.96%) Configuration Management
8 6 (5.22%) Unit Testing
8 6 (5.22%) Multithreading
9 5 (4.35%) Coaching
10 3 (2.61%) Mentoring
10 3 (2.61%) Cyber Security
10 3 (2.61%) Information Assurance
10 3 (2.61%) TDD
10 3 (2.61%) Web Development
10 3 (2.61%) OOA/OOD
11 2 (1.74%) OOD
11 2 (1.74%) Requirements Analysis
11 2 (1.74%) Continuous Integration
11 2 (1.74%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 86 (74.78%) C++
2 38 (33.04%) C#
3 25 (21.74%) C
3 25 (21.74%) Java
4 14 (12.17%) SQL
5 10 (8.70%) Embedded C
6 8 (6.96%) JavaScript
7 5 (4.35%) Lua
8 3 (2.61%) Scala
8 3 (2.61%) Ruby
9 2 (1.74%) Assembly Language
9 2 (1.74%) VB
10 1 (0.87%) VB6
10 1 (0.87%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.87%) PHP
10 1 (0.87%) VC++
10 1 (0.87%) Python
10 1 (0.87%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.87%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 58 (50.43%) Degree
2 7 (6.09%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.87%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.35%) QA
2 3 (2.61%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.61%) TickIT
3 1 (0.87%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.87%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.87%) VMware Workstation
Vendors
1 8 (6.96%) Oracle
2 2 (1.74%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.87%) VMware
3 1 (0.87%) Zend
3 1 (0.87%) Sun
Weymouth, Dorset
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 32,000
Posted: 16 hours ago
Weymouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 22,000-40,000 depending
Posted: 5 days ago
Poole
Spectrum IT
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + training + benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Bournemouth
Spectrum IT
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Codestone Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum + Pension + Bonus (eligible after 3 months)
Posted: 26 days ago