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

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 47 35 25
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 33 53 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 4.55% 6.22% 9.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.69% 6.49% 10.18%
Number of salaries quoted 32 50 73
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £27,100
10% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £60,000 £42,500
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
703 817 717
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 96.83% 95.89% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 556 661 588
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 September 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 September 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 +3 9 £23,500 -14.54%
Weymouth +1 7 £39,000 +25.80% 1
Poole 0 7 £36,750 +13.07% 2
Verwood - 1 £38,500 -
Software Engineer
South West

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 57 (93.44%) Software Engineering
2 45 (73.77%) C++
3 43 (70.49%) Linux
4 38 (62.30%) Java
5 33 (54.10%) C#
6 30 (49.18%) C
7 24 (39.34%) Degree
8 21 (34.43%) Computer Science
9 20 (32.79%) .NET
9 20 (32.79%) OO
10 17 (27.87%) UML
11 15 (24.59%) TCP/IP
11 15 (24.59%) Algorithms
12 14 (22.95%) MATLAB
12 14 (22.95%) Parallel Programming
13 11 (18.03%) Subversion
13 11 (18.03%) SQL
13 11 (18.03%) SDLC
14 10 (16.39%) Electronics
14 10 (16.39%) Security Cleared
15 9 (14.75%) SC Cleared
15 9 (14.75%) Eclipse
15 9 (14.75%) Windows
16 8 (13.11%) XML
16 8 (13.11%) Analytical Skills
16 8 (13.11%) Multithreading
17 7 (11.48%) DO-178B
17 7 (11.48%) Rational Rhapsody
17 7 (11.48%) Android
17 7 (11.48%) Web Services

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

Applications
1 3 (4.92%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 15 (24.59%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.28%) Wireless
3 1 (1.64%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (18.03%) Subversion
2 9 (14.75%) Eclipse
3 7 (11.48%) Rational Rhapsody
4 3 (4.92%) Visual Studio
4 3 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.28%) Hudson
5 2 (3.28%) Bugzilla
5 2 (3.28%) CruiseControl
5 2 (3.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (1.64%) C++Builder
6 1 (1.64%) SpecFlow
General
1 10 (16.39%) Electronics
2 1 (1.64%) Finance
2 1 (1.64%) Military
2 1 (1.64%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (32.79%) .NET
2 8 (13.11%) XML
3 7 (11.48%) Web Services
4 6 (9.84%) OpenMP
5 3 (4.92%) .NET Framework
5 3 (4.92%) .NET Compact Framework
6 2 (3.28%) WinForms
6 2 (3.28%) MFC
7 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.64%) CSS
7 1 (1.64%) STL
7 1 (1.64%) HTML
7 1 (1.64%) jQuery
7 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 21 (34.43%) Computer Science
2 15 (24.59%) Algorithms
3 8 (13.11%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (9.84%) Embedded Systems
5 5 (8.20%) Mathematics
6 3 (4.92%) Physics
7 1 (1.64%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.64%) Robotics
7 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 43 (70.49%) Linux
2 9 (14.75%) Windows
3 7 (11.48%) Android
4 6 (9.84%) Embedded Linux
5 4 (6.56%) Windows CE
6 1 (1.64%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (93.44%) Software Engineering
2 20 (32.79%) OO
3 17 (27.87%) UML
4 14 (22.95%) Parallel Programming
5 11 (18.03%) SDLC
6 8 (13.11%) Multithreading
7 7 (11.48%) Validation
8 6 (9.84%) Concurrent Programming
8 6 (9.84%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (9.84%) Signal Processing
9 4 (6.56%) Waterfall
10 3 (4.92%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (4.92%) Unit Testing
11 2 (3.28%) Software Testing
11 2 (3.28%) Manual Testing
11 2 (3.28%) System Testing
11 2 (3.28%) OOD
12 1 (1.64%) Configuration Management
12 1 (1.64%) Quality Management
12 1 (1.64%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 45 (73.77%) C++
2 38 (62.30%) Java
3 33 (54.10%) C#
4 30 (49.18%) C
5 14 (22.95%) MATLAB
6 11 (18.03%) SQL
7 7 (11.48%) Python
8 3 (4.92%) VC++
8 3 (4.92%) JavaScript
9 2 (3.28%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.64%) Perl
10 1 (1.64%) Embedded C
10 1 (1.64%) Embedded C++
10 1 (1.64%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 24 (39.34%) Degree
2 10 (16.39%) Security Cleared
3 9 (14.75%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.64%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.48%) DO-178B
2 3 (4.92%) QA
3 1 (1.64%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.64%) TickIT
System Software
1 6 (9.84%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (9.84%) Intel
2 5 (8.20%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.64%) Borland
3 1 (1.64%) Wind River
Poole, Dorset
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Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
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Salary: 30,000-48,000 Depending on level
Posted: 4 days ago
Dorset
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Dorset
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Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
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Salary: £30000.00 - £47000.00 per annum + Generous Benefits
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