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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 47 21 39
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 39 58 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 5.78% 8.72% 6.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.95% 9.02% 6.60%
Number of salaries quoted 35 53 39
Average salary £32,500 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,100 £30,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £47,500 £38,300
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
655 643 667
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 97.04% 96.69% 96.39%
Number of salaries quoted 552 555 583
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
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 18 December 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 18 December 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
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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 -4 11 £32,500 +8.33% 3
Bournemouth -5 9 £32,500 -24.41%
Weymouth -1 5 £30,000 -14.28%
Dorchester -2 5 £32,500 -10.34%
Wareham -1 4 £40,000 -5.88%
Software Engineer
South West

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 82 (91.11%) Software Engineering
2 75 (83.33%) C++
3 52 (57.78%) Windows
4 48 (53.33%) Linux
5 47 (52.22%) Degree
6 36 (40.00%) OO
7 34 (37.78%) C#
7 34 (37.78%) Computer Science
8 32 (35.56%) UNIX
9 31 (34.44%) OOP
10 20 (22.22%) .NET
11 15 (16.67%) C
12 11 (12.22%) Java
12 11 (12.22%) SQL
13 9 (10.00%) Electronics
14 8 (8.89%) Manufacturing
14 8 (8.89%) Scrum
14 8 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
14 8 (8.89%) UML
15 7 (7.78%) Mathematics
15 7 (7.78%) Mentoring
16 6 (6.67%) Unit Testing
16 6 (6.67%) Multithreading
16 6 (6.67%) Security Cleared
17 5 (5.56%) Information Assurance
17 5 (5.56%) TCP/IP
17 5 (5.56%) Embedded C
17 5 (5.56%) JavaScript
17 5 (5.56%) Oracle
17 5 (5.56%) Coaching

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 2 (2.22%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.22%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.11%) Oracle Cash Management
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.56%) TCP/IP
2 4 (4.44%) VPN
2 4 (4.44%) WAN
2 4 (4.44%) Firewall
3 3 (3.33%) IPsec
3 3 (3.33%) Network Security
4 2 (2.22%) tcpdump
4 2 (2.22%) Wireshark
4 2 (2.22%) SNMP
4 2 (2.22%) SSL
4 2 (2.22%) IPv4
4 2 (2.22%) IPv6
5 1 (1.11%) Internet
5 1 (1.11%) Wireless
5 1 (1.11%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.44%) Oracle Database
2 3 (3.33%) SQLPlus
2 3 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.22%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.22%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.11%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.11%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (4.44%) C++Builder
2 3 (3.33%) JIRA
2 3 (3.33%) Toad
2 3 (3.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.22%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.11%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.11%) Subversion
4 1 (1.11%) Selenium
General
1 9 (10.00%) Electronics
2 8 (8.89%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.33%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.33%) Finance
4 1 (1.11%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.11%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (22.22%) .NET
2 2 (2.22%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.22%) STL
2 2 (2.22%) XML
2 2 (2.22%) WCF
2 2 (2.22%) jQuery
2 2 (2.22%) HTML
3 1 (1.11%) Pthreads
3 1 (1.11%) HTML5
3 1 (1.11%) Swing
3 1 (1.11%) POSIX
3 1 (1.11%) Middleware
3 1 (1.11%) Hibernate
3 1 (1.11%) Ajax
3 1 (1.11%) CSS
3 1 (1.11%) J2EE
3 1 (1.11%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 34 (37.78%) Computer Science
2 7 (7.78%) Mathematics
3 4 (4.44%) Device Driver
4 3 (3.33%) Cryptography
4 3 (3.33%) SCADA
5 2 (2.22%) PKI
5 2 (2.22%) Physics
5 2 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.22%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.11%) Open Source
6 1 (1.11%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.11%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (1.11%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 52 (57.78%) Windows
2 48 (53.33%) Linux
3 32 (35.56%) UNIX
4 1 (1.11%) VxWorks
4 1 (1.11%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (91.11%) Software Engineering
2 36 (40.00%) OO
3 31 (34.44%) OOP
4 8 (8.89%) UML
4 8 (8.89%) Scrum
4 8 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (7.78%) Mentoring
6 6 (6.67%) Multithreading
6 6 (6.67%) Unit Testing
7 5 (5.56%) Information Assurance
7 5 (5.56%) Cyber Security
7 5 (5.56%) Coaching
8 4 (4.44%) Change Control
8 4 (4.44%) Problem Management
8 4 (4.44%) Configuration Management
8 4 (4.44%) Service Delivery
9 3 (3.33%) Data Analysis
9 3 (3.33%) ITIL
9 3 (3.33%) OOA/OOD
9 3 (3.33%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 75 (83.33%) C++
2 34 (37.78%) C#
3 15 (16.67%) C
4 11 (12.22%) SQL
4 11 (12.22%) Java
5 5 (5.56%) JavaScript
5 5 (5.56%) Embedded C
6 3 (3.33%) PL/SQL
6 3 (3.33%) Python
7 2 (2.22%) Assembly Language
8 1 (1.11%) Ruby
8 1 (1.11%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.11%) Perl
Qualifications
1 47 (52.22%) Degree
2 6 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.44%) SLA
2 2 (2.22%) QA
3 1 (1.11%) DO-178B
System Software
1 1 (1.11%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (5.56%) Oracle
2 3 (3.33%) CA
3 1 (1.11%) Sun
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