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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 73 57 35
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 30 37 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 2.12% 3.41% 6.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.23% 3.58% 6.46%
Number of salaries quoted 27 32 47
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 £29,400 £27,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £42,950 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
1343 1033 852
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 95.05% 95.12% 97.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1072 783 741
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,367 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £57,500
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 19 December 2014.

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 19 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
(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 +14 7 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Southend-on-Sea - 4 £40,000 - 1
Witham - 4 £37,000 -
Braintree - 3 £28,500 -
Chelmsford -2 2 £43,000 +9.55%
Software Engineer
East of England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 19 (35.85%) C
3 18 (33.96%) C#
3 18 (33.96%) C++
4 17 (32.08%) .NET
5 14 (26.42%) JavaScript
5 14 (26.42%) Degree
5 14 (26.42%) SQL
6 13 (24.53%) jQuery
7 10 (18.87%) ASP.NET
7 10 (18.87%) Firmware
7 10 (18.87%) Validation
7 10 (18.87%) MVC
7 10 (18.87%) SQL Server
8 9 (16.98%) WCF
9 8 (15.09%) CSS
9 8 (15.09%) Windows
9 8 (15.09%) Finance
10 7 (13.21%) Intel
10 7 (13.21%) Automotive
11 6 (11.32%) Computer Science
11 6 (11.32%) HTML
11 6 (11.32%) MS Excel
11 6 (11.32%) Embedded C
12 5 (9.43%) Linux
12 5 (9.43%) Java
12 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
12 5 (9.43%) QA
12 5 (9.43%) WPF
12 5 (9.43%) Visual Studio

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 2 (3.77%) WebLogic
1 2 (3.77%) JBoss
1 2 (3.77%) WebSphere
1 2 (3.77%) GlassFish
2 1 (1.89%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (11.32%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.55%) MS Office
3 3 (5.66%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.77%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.89%) Firewall
2 1 (1.89%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.87%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.66%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.77%) Data Mining
3 2 (3.77%) RDBMS
3 2 (3.77%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (9.43%) Visual Studio
2 4 (7.55%) Selenium
3 3 (5.66%) JMeter
4 2 (3.77%) Ant
4 2 (3.77%) Maven
4 2 (3.77%) Gradle
5 1 (1.89%) LabVIEW
5 1 (1.89%) NUnit
5 1 (1.89%) Subversion
5 1 (1.89%) MSTest
5 1 (1.89%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.89%) Rational DOORS
General
1 8 (15.09%) Finance
2 7 (13.21%) Automotive
3 4 (7.55%) Electronics
4 3 (5.66%) Manufacturing
4 3 (5.66%) Marketing
5 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.89%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (32.08%) .NET
2 13 (24.53%) jQuery
3 10 (18.87%) ASP.NET
4 9 (16.98%) WCF
5 8 (15.09%) CSS
6 6 (11.32%) HTML
7 5 (9.43%) WPF
8 4 (7.55%) Classic ASP
8 4 (7.55%) WinForms
9 3 (5.66%) Hibernate
9 3 (5.66%) OpenGL
9 3 (5.66%) J2EE
10 2 (3.77%) JMS
10 2 (3.77%) HTML5
11 1 (1.89%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 1 (1.89%) OpenCL
11 1 (1.89%) OpenGL ES
11 1 (1.89%) LINQ
11 1 (1.89%) JPA
11 1 (1.89%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.32%) Computer Science
2 4 (7.55%) FMCG
3 2 (3.77%) Physics
3 2 (3.77%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.89%) Telematics
4 1 (1.89%) CUDA
4 1 (1.89%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.89%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.89%) SCADA
4 1 (1.89%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.09%) Windows
2 5 (9.43%) Linux
3 2 (3.77%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (90.57%) Software Engineering
2 10 (18.87%) MVC
2 10 (18.87%) Validation
3 4 (7.55%) Multithreading
3 4 (7.55%) Image Processing
4 3 (5.66%) Software Testing
4 3 (5.66%) Automation Testing
4 3 (5.66%) Test Planning
4 3 (5.66%) Test Automation
4 3 (5.66%) Practice Management
4 3 (5.66%) TDD
4 3 (5.66%) OO
4 3 (5.66%) B2B
4 3 (5.66%) Project Management
5 2 (3.77%) E-Commerce
5 2 (3.77%) OOP
5 2 (3.77%) MVVM
6 1 (1.89%) Network Management
6 1 (1.89%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (1.89%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (35.85%) C
2 18 (33.96%) C#
2 18 (33.96%) C++
3 14 (26.42%) SQL
3 14 (26.42%) JavaScript
4 6 (11.32%) Embedded C
5 5 (9.43%) Java
6 4 (7.55%) VBScript
6 4 (7.55%) VB
6 4 (7.55%) XAML
7 2 (3.77%) VB.NET
7 2 (3.77%) Python
7 2 (3.77%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.89%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.89%) R
8 1 (1.89%) Perl
8 1 (1.89%) Assembly Language
8 1 (1.89%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.89%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 14 (26.42%) Degree
2 2 (3.77%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.77%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.89%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.89%) HNC
3 1 (1.89%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.43%) QA
2 1 (1.89%) JTAG
2 1 (1.89%) IEC 61508
2 1 (1.89%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (18.87%) Firmware
2 1 (1.89%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (13.21%) Intel
2 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.66%) DevExpress
4 2 (3.77%) Oracle
5 1 (1.89%) Siemens
5 1 (1.89%) Green Hills
5 1 (1.89%) Rackspace
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