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 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 52 29 28
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 25 73 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 4.00% 8.06% 8.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.18% 8.16% 8.36%
Number of salaries quoted 22 70 55
Average salary £30,000 £31,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% -3.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,700 £26,250 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,000 £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
598 895 658
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 95.68% 98.79% 96.91%
Number of salaries quoted 463 735 567
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +5.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £52,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 1 July 2015.

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 1 July 2015. 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
Bournemouth -13 9 £23,500 -44.70% 1
Poole -4 7 £40,000 +33.33%
Weymouth - 4 £30,500 - 1
Software Engineer
South West

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 77 (83.70%) Software Engineering
2 67 (72.83%) C++
3 55 (59.78%) C#
4 48 (52.17%) Linux
5 40 (43.48%) C
5 40 (43.48%) Degree
6 39 (42.39%) Java
7 36 (39.13%) .NET
8 35 (38.04%) Computer Science
9 30 (32.61%) Windows
10 24 (26.09%) SQL
11 21 (22.83%) JavaScript
12 18 (19.57%) OO
13 17 (18.48%) Electronics
14 15 (16.30%) Embedded Systems
15 14 (15.22%) Mathematics
15 14 (15.22%) UML
16 13 (14.13%) Subversion
17 11 (11.96%) Python
17 11 (11.96%) XML
17 11 (11.96%) SDLC
18 10 (10.87%) Firmware
18 10 (10.87%) UNIX
18 10 (10.87%) CSS
18 10 (10.87%) HTML
18 10 (10.87%) Android
19 9 (9.78%) MFC
19 9 (9.78%) STL
19 9 (9.78%) Algorithms
20 8 (8.70%) OOP

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 4 (4.35%) JBoss
1 4 (4.35%) Apache
1 4 (4.35%) Tomcat
1 4 (4.35%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (6.52%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.52%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (2.17%) Wireless
2 2 (2.17%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.09%) VPN
3 1 (1.09%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.09%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (14.13%) Subversion
2 7 (7.61%) Eclipse
3 6 (6.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 6 (6.52%) Bugzilla
3 6 (6.52%) CruiseControl
3 6 (6.52%) Hudson
4 1 (1.09%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (1.09%) Selenium
4 1 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.09%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.09%) C++Builder
General
1 17 (18.48%) Electronics
2 6 (6.52%) Automotive
3 3 (3.26%) Finance
3 3 (3.26%) Billing
4 1 (1.09%) Marketing
4 1 (1.09%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (39.13%) .NET
2 11 (11.96%) XML
3 10 (10.87%) CSS
3 10 (10.87%) HTML
4 9 (9.78%) STL
4 9 (9.78%) MFC
5 7 (7.61%) ASP.NET
6 6 (6.52%) jQuery
7 5 (5.43%) .NET Framework
7 5 (5.43%) Web Services
7 5 (5.43%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (4.35%) KnockoutJS
8 4 (4.35%) AngularJS
8 4 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 4 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (4.35%) Spring
8 4 (4.35%) Struts
8 4 (4.35%) J2EE
8 4 (4.35%) Hibernate
9 3 (3.26%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 35 (38.04%) Computer Science
2 15 (16.30%) Embedded Systems
3 14 (15.22%) Mathematics
4 9 (9.78%) Algorithms
5 7 (7.61%) Client/Server
6 5 (5.43%) Physics
7 3 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (2.17%) Device Driver
9 1 (1.09%) PKI
9 1 (1.09%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 48 (52.17%) Linux
2 30 (32.61%) Windows
3 10 (10.87%) UNIX
3 10 (10.87%) Android
4 7 (7.61%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (3.26%) Apple iOS
5 3 (3.26%) Windows CE
6 1 (1.09%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (83.70%) Software Engineering
2 18 (19.57%) OO
3 14 (15.22%) UML
4 11 (11.96%) SDLC
5 8 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (8.70%) OOP
5 8 (8.70%) Multithreading
6 6 (6.52%) Software Testing
6 6 (6.52%) MVC
6 6 (6.52%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (5.43%) Mentoring
7 5 (5.43%) Manual Testing
8 4 (4.35%) SOA
8 4 (4.35%) Line Management
8 4 (4.35%) Open Source
9 3 (3.26%) Signal Processing
9 3 (3.26%) Parallel Programming
9 3 (3.26%) Mobile Development
9 3 (3.26%) Android Development
9 3 (3.26%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 67 (72.83%) C++
2 55 (59.78%) C#
3 40 (43.48%) C
4 39 (42.39%) Java
5 24 (26.09%) SQL
6 21 (22.83%) JavaScript
7 11 (11.96%) Python
8 8 (8.70%) Perl
9 7 (7.61%) Embedded C
9 7 (7.61%) Embedded C++
10 6 (6.52%) Bash Shell
11 5 (5.43%) VB.NET
12 4 (4.35%) T-SQL
13 3 (3.26%) PHP
13 3 (3.26%) VC++
13 3 (3.26%) MATLAB
14 2 (2.17%) VB6
14 2 (2.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 40 (43.48%) Degree
2 4 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.26%) PhD
3 3 (3.26%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.61%) QA
2 1 (1.09%) DO-178B
System Software
1 10 (10.87%) Firmware
Vendors
1 8 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.09%) Intel
2 1 (1.09%) Borland
2 1 (1.09%) Wind River
Weymouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago