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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 83 65 60
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 22 36 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.85% 2.82% 2.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.91% 2.92% 2.69%
Number of salaries quoted 9 29 19
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £28,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
1150 1231 968
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 96.64% 96.55% 96.90%
Number of salaries quoted 878 994 735
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016. 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 -8 12 £45,000 - 1
Chelmsford +11 3 £24,000 -56.36%
Brentwood - 2 - - 1
Software Engineer
East of England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (90.57%) Software Engineering
2 30 (56.60%) Degree
3 24 (45.28%) Computer Science
4 22 (41.51%) Java
5 21 (39.62%) C
6 20 (37.74%) Linux
7 18 (33.96%) Embedded C
8 17 (32.08%) JavaScript
9 16 (30.19%) C++
10 15 (28.30%) SQL
11 14 (26.42%) Relational Database
12 13 (24.53%) Oracle
12 13 (24.53%) Python
13 12 (22.64%) Automotive
14 11 (20.75%) Microsoft
15 10 (18.87%) OO
15 10 (18.87%) CSS
15 10 (18.87%) .NET
15 10 (18.87%) HTML
15 10 (18.87%) SDLC
16 9 (16.98%) RESTful
16 9 (16.98%) SQL Server
16 9 (16.98%) VxWorks
16 9 (16.98%) Project Management
16 9 (16.98%) Embedded C++
17 8 (15.09%) Manufacturing
17 8 (15.09%) WebLogic
17 8 (15.09%) PL/SQL
17 8 (15.09%) C#
17 8 (15.09%) OOP

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 8 (15.09%) WebLogic
2 7 (13.21%) GlassFish
2 7 (13.21%) JBoss
2 7 (13.21%) WebSphere
3 5 (9.43%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.89%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (7.55%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.89%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) Firebase
1 1 (1.89%) Google App Engine
1 1 (1.89%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (1.89%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) Internet
1 1 (1.89%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (26.42%) Relational Database
2 9 (16.98%) SQL Server
3 7 (13.21%) MySQL
3 7 (13.21%) RDBMS
4 5 (9.43%) NoSQL
5 2 (3.77%) Big Data
5 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (9.43%) Git (software)
1 5 (9.43%) Jenkins
1 5 (9.43%) Maven
2 2 (3.77%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.89%) Bower
3 1 (1.89%) Grunt
3 1 (1.89%) LabVIEW
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.89%) Subversion
General
1 12 (22.64%) Automotive
2 8 (15.09%) Manufacturing
3 5 (9.43%) Finance
4 3 (5.66%) Electronics
5 1 (1.89%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.89%) Marketing
5 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.87%) .NET
1 10 (18.87%) CSS
1 10 (18.87%) HTML
2 9 (16.98%) RESTful
3 7 (13.21%) Ajax
3 7 (13.21%) J2EE
3 7 (13.21%) Swing
4 6 (11.32%) AngularJS
4 6 (11.32%) OpenCL
5 5 (9.43%) Guice
5 5 (9.43%) Lucene
5 5 (9.43%) OpenGL
5 5 (9.43%) Spring
6 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET
7 2 (3.77%) .NET Framework
7 2 (3.77%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (3.77%) jQuery
7 2 (3.77%) SOAP
7 2 (3.77%) Web Services
7 2 (3.77%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (45.28%) Computer Science
2 7 (13.21%) Biology
2 7 (13.21%) Embedded Systems
2 7 (13.21%) Life Science
3 6 (11.32%) CUDA
4 5 (9.43%) Proteomics
5 4 (7.55%) Physics
6 3 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (5.66%) Mathematics
7 2 (3.77%) Data Structures
7 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.89%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.89%) Device Driver
8 1 (1.89%) Internet of Things
8 1 (1.89%) Mechatronics
8 1 (1.89%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (37.74%) Linux
2 9 (16.98%) VxWorks
3 6 (11.32%) Windows
4 5 (9.43%) Embedded Linux
4 5 (9.43%) Unix
5 2 (3.77%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.89%) Android
6 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (90.57%) Software Engineering
2 10 (18.87%) OO
2 10 (18.87%) SDLC
3 9 (16.98%) Project Management
4 8 (15.09%) OOP
5 7 (13.21%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (13.21%) Bioinformatics
5 7 (13.21%) Configuration Management
5 7 (13.21%) Defect Tracking
5 7 (13.21%) E-Commerce
6 6 (11.32%) Benchmarking
6 6 (11.32%) Open Source
7 5 (9.43%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (7.55%) Embedded Software Development
9 3 (5.66%) MVC
10 2 (3.77%) Change Management
10 2 (3.77%) Multithreading
10 2 (3.77%) Time Management
10 2 (3.77%) Web Development
11 1 (1.89%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 22 (41.51%) Java
2 21 (39.62%) C
3 18 (33.96%) Embedded C
4 17 (32.08%) JavaScript
5 16 (30.19%) C++
6 15 (28.30%) SQL
7 13 (24.53%) Python
8 9 (16.98%) Embedded C++
9 8 (15.09%) C#
9 8 (15.09%) PL/SQL
10 7 (13.21%) Perl
11 6 (11.32%) Shell Script
12 5 (9.43%) Bash Shell
13 1 (1.89%) Objective-C
13 1 (1.89%) VB
13 1 (1.89%) VB.NET
13 1 (1.89%) XAML
Qualifications
1 30 (56.60%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) MISRA
1 2 (3.77%) MISRA C
System Software
1 3 (5.66%) Firmware
Vendors
1 13 (24.53%) Oracle
2 11 (20.75%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.77%) Twitter
4 1 (1.89%) DevExpress
4 1 (1.89%) Google
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