The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Essex 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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 63 53 51
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 36 29 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 2.87% 3.01% 3.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.00% 3.15% 3.94%
Number of salaries quoted 29 21 26
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £22,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £56,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
Software Engineer
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Essex 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
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1201 921 838
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 95.70% 95.64% 96.10%
Number of salaries quoted 963 706 739
Average salary £42,500 £43,500 £40,375
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.29% +7.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Essex

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

Software Engineer Salary Trend in Essex

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the Essex region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in Essex

Software Engineer
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the Essex region over the 3 months to 29 January 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
Colchester +3 6 £45,000 - 2
Southend-on-Sea - 5 £40,000 - 1
Witham - 5 £37,000 -
Braintree - 4 £28,500 -
Chelmsford -9 2 £55,000 +35.80% 1
Software Engineer
East of England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the Essex 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 48 (88.89%) Software Engineering
2 25 (46.30%) C
3 22 (40.74%) C#
4 21 (38.89%) C++
4 21 (38.89%) .NET
5 19 (35.19%) JavaScript
6 18 (33.33%) Degree
7 16 (29.63%) SQL
8 15 (27.78%) jQuery
9 13 (24.07%) WCF
9 13 (24.07%) Firmware
10 12 (22.22%) MVC
10 12 (22.22%) SQL Server
10 12 (22.22%) ASP.NET
11 10 (18.52%) CSS
12 9 (16.67%) Microsoft
12 9 (16.67%) Intel
12 9 (16.67%) Validation
13 8 (14.81%) Automotive
14 7 (12.96%) SC Cleared
14 7 (12.96%) Security Cleared
14 7 (12.96%) Linux
14 7 (12.96%) Python
15 6 (11.11%) MS Excel
15 6 (11.11%) HTML
15 6 (11.11%) Java
15 6 (11.11%) Computer Science
15 6 (11.11%) WinForms
16 5 (9.26%) Asset Management
16 5 (9.26%) QA

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the Essex 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 (7.41%) IIS
2 3 (5.56%) Apache
3 1 (1.85%) GlassFish
3 1 (1.85%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.85%) JBoss
3 1 (1.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.70%) MS Office
3 1 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.56%) TCP/IP
1 3 (5.56%) Firewall
2 1 (1.85%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.70%) Firebird
3 1 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (9.26%) Visual Studio
2 4 (7.41%) Selenium
3 3 (5.56%) JMeter
4 1 (1.85%) LabVIEW
4 1 (1.85%) NUnit
4 1 (1.85%) Subversion
4 1 (1.85%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (1.85%) MSTest
4 1 (1.85%) Cucumber
General
1 8 (14.81%) Automotive
2 5 (9.26%) Electronics
3 4 (7.41%) Finance
4 2 (3.70%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.85%) Marketing
5 1 (1.85%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (38.89%) .NET
2 15 (27.78%) jQuery
3 13 (24.07%) WCF
4 12 (22.22%) ASP.NET
5 10 (18.52%) CSS
6 6 (11.11%) HTML
6 6 (11.11%) WinForms
7 5 (9.26%) WPF
7 5 (9.26%) Classic ASP
7 5 (9.26%) SOAP
7 5 (9.26%) XML
8 3 (5.56%) OpenGL
9 2 (3.70%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 2 (3.70%) Web Services
9 2 (3.70%) Ext JS
10 1 (1.85%) Hibernate
10 1 (1.85%) Spring
10 1 (1.85%) .NET Framework
10 1 (1.85%) Java EE
10 1 (1.85%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 5 (9.26%) FMCG
3 4 (7.41%) Physics
4 3 (5.56%) Algorithms
5 2 (3.70%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (3.70%) Telematics
6 1 (1.85%) SCADA
6 1 (1.85%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.85%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.96%) Linux
2 4 (7.41%) Windows
3 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (88.89%) Software Engineering
2 12 (22.22%) MVC
3 9 (16.67%) Validation
4 5 (9.26%) Asset Management
4 5 (9.26%) Network Management
5 4 (7.41%) Practice Management
5 4 (7.41%) B2B
6 3 (5.56%) Software Testing
6 3 (5.56%) Test Automation
6 3 (5.56%) Automation Testing
6 3 (5.56%) Test Planning
6 3 (5.56%) Mentoring
7 1 (1.85%) Data Analysis
7 1 (1.85%) Automated Testing
7 1 (1.85%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (1.85%) TDD
7 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (1.85%) Multithreading
7 1 (1.85%) Manual Testing
7 1 (1.85%) OO
Programming Languages
1 25 (46.30%) C
2 22 (40.74%) C#
3 21 (38.89%) C++
4 19 (35.19%) JavaScript
5 16 (29.63%) SQL
6 7 (12.96%) Python
7 6 (11.11%) Java
8 5 (9.26%) VBScript
8 5 (9.26%) VB
8 5 (9.26%) Perl
8 5 (9.26%) Shell Script
9 4 (7.41%) XAML
9 4 (7.41%) Embedded C
10 2 (3.70%) PHP
10 2 (3.70%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.85%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 18 (33.33%) Degree
2 7 (12.96%) SC Cleared
2 7 (12.96%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.85%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.85%) HNC
3 1 (1.85%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.26%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) JTAG
2 1 (1.85%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.85%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 13 (24.07%) Firmware
2 3 (5.56%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 9 (16.67%) Intel
2 4 (7.41%) DevExpress
3 3 (5.56%) Rackspace
4 1 (1.85%) Green Hills
4 1 (1.85%) webMethods
4 1 (1.85%) Siemens
Chelmsford
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 40k plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Aria Select Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Basildon, Essex
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000
Posted: 6 days ago