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

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 52 71 33
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -38
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 43 19 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 3.65% 1.62% 5.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.97% 1.69% 5.94%
Number of salaries quoted 34 16 42
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £42,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -5.32%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £37,600 £28,650
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £49,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
1084 1125 1094
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 92.10% 95.66% 95.88%
Number of salaries quoted 829 961 903
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £62,500
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 4 August 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 4 August 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
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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
Colchester +4 11 £25,000 -44.44%
Chelmsford 0 6 £35,750 -15.88% 3
Southend-on-Sea - 5 £35,000 -
Saffron Walden - 3 £37,500 - 1
Basildon -9 2 - -
Harlow - 2 £55,000 -
Witham - 2 £37,000 - 1
Maldon - 1 £27,500 -
Software Engineer
East of England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 67 (80.72%) Software Engineering
2 41 (49.40%) C
3 40 (48.19%) C#
4 35 (42.17%) Degree
5 33 (39.76%) C++
6 32 (38.55%) JavaScript
6 32 (38.55%) .NET
7 27 (32.53%) SQL Server
8 25 (30.12%) HTML
9 24 (28.92%) SQL
10 23 (27.71%) Linux
11 21 (25.30%) jQuery
12 19 (22.89%) Windows
12 19 (22.89%) Microsoft
13 17 (20.48%) Perl
13 17 (20.48%) Agile Software Development
14 16 (19.28%) Automotive
15 15 (18.07%) Java
15 15 (18.07%) CSS
16 13 (15.66%) ASP.NET
16 13 (15.66%) XML
16 13 (15.66%) Python
16 13 (15.66%) Computer Science
17 12 (14.46%) WPF
17 12 (14.46%) Embedded C
17 12 (14.46%) Shell Script
17 12 (14.46%) VB
18 11 (13.25%) SOAP
19 10 (12.05%) TDD
19 10 (12.05%) Asset Management

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 7 (8.43%) Apache
2 5 (6.02%) IIS
3 3 (3.61%) JBoss
3 3 (3.61%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.41%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (10.84%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.61%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.23%) Wireless
2 5 (6.02%) Ethernet
3 3 (3.61%) Firewall
4 1 (1.20%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (32.53%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.84%) Firebird
3 3 (3.61%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.41%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.41%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.41%) SQLite
4 2 (2.41%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.41%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (7.23%) Visual Studio
2 5 (6.02%) LabVIEW
3 3 (3.61%) Maven
3 3 (3.61%) Ant
4 2 (2.41%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.20%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.20%) JIRA
5 1 (1.20%) Selenium
5 1 (1.20%) Moq
5 1 (1.20%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.20%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 16 (19.28%) Automotive
2 6 (7.23%) Finance
3 4 (4.82%) Electronics
3 4 (4.82%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.41%) Back Office
5 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.20%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (38.55%) .NET
2 25 (30.12%) HTML
3 21 (25.30%) jQuery
4 15 (18.07%) CSS
5 13 (15.66%) XML
5 13 (15.66%) ASP.NET
6 12 (14.46%) WPF
7 11 (13.25%) SOAP
8 10 (12.05%) WCF
9 9 (10.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 8 (9.64%) Web Services
10 8 (9.64%) .NET Framework
11 7 (8.43%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (8.43%) OpenCL
11 7 (8.43%) Ext JS
12 6 (7.23%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 6 (7.23%) HTML5
12 6 (7.23%) Entity Framework
12 6 (7.23%) Classic ASP
13 5 (6.02%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.66%) Computer Science
2 6 (7.23%) Device Driver
2 6 (7.23%) Physics
2 6 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.02%) FMCG
4 4 (4.82%) Algorithms
5 3 (3.61%) CUDA
5 3 (3.61%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (2.41%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (2.41%) Mechatronics
6 2 (2.41%) Mathematics
6 2 (2.41%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.20%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 23 (27.71%) Linux
2 19 (22.89%) Windows
3 5 (6.02%) Embedded Linux
3 5 (6.02%) Android
3 5 (6.02%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.20%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (80.72%) Software Engineering
2 17 (20.48%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (12.05%) TDD
3 10 (12.05%) Asset Management
3 10 (12.05%) Network Management
4 9 (10.84%) SDLC
5 8 (9.64%) MVC
6 6 (7.23%) Scrum
6 6 (7.23%) OO
6 6 (7.23%) Time Management
7 4 (4.82%) Mentoring
8 3 (3.61%) Requirements Analysis
9 2 (2.41%) Refactoring
9 2 (2.41%) Integration Testing
9 2 (2.41%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (2.41%) Multithreading
9 2 (2.41%) Data Analysis
9 2 (2.41%) Signal Processing
9 2 (2.41%) Kalman Filter
10 1 (1.20%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 41 (49.40%) C
2 40 (48.19%) C#
3 33 (39.76%) C++
4 32 (38.55%) JavaScript
5 24 (28.92%) SQL
6 17 (20.48%) Perl
7 15 (18.07%) Java
8 13 (15.66%) Python
9 12 (14.46%) Embedded C
9 12 (14.46%) VB
9 12 (14.46%) Shell Script
10 9 (10.84%) PHP
11 6 (7.23%) Embedded C++
11 6 (7.23%) XAML
11 6 (7.23%) VBScript
12 5 (6.02%) Objective-C
13 3 (3.61%) MATLAB
13 3 (3.61%) VC++
14 2 (2.41%) T-SQL
14 2 (2.41%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 35 (42.17%) Degree
2 8 (9.64%) Security Cleared
3 7 (8.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.41%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 5 (6.02%) Firmware
2 4 (4.82%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 19 (22.89%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.02%) Oracle
3 4 (4.82%) QNX
4 3 (3.61%) Rackspace
5 1 (1.20%) Xilinx
5 1 (1.20%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.20%) Intel
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