The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Essex region.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 76 30 66
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +36
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 20 71 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.61% 6.63% 3.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.69% 6.89% 3.32%
Number of salaries quoted 16 48 28
Average salary £43,500 £41,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.19% +4.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,900 £23,000 £25,400
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £50,000 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Job Titles Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1184 1031 1176
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 95.56% 96.27% 97.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1020 873 1023
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +12.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -1.29%
Software Engineer
East of England

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 July 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 11 July 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 -22 9 £47,500 +23.37% 2
Chelmsford -12 4 £44,250 -1.66% 2
Hockley - 2 £21,500 - 2
Basildon +7 1 £43,500 -3.33%
Harwich - 1 £38,000 -
Software Engineer
East of England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 43 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 31 (72.09%) C++
3 28 (65.12%) C
4 23 (53.49%) Windows
5 15 (34.88%) Degree
6 14 (32.56%) C#
7 11 (25.58%) Linux
8 10 (23.26%) Firmware
9 9 (20.93%) Multithreading
9 9 (20.93%) Electronics
9 9 (20.93%) Manufacturing
10 8 (18.60%) Automotive
10 8 (18.60%) Device Driver
10 8 (18.60%) Visual Studio
10 8 (18.60%) Image Processing
11 7 (16.28%) MS Excel
12 6 (13.95%) MS Office
12 6 (13.95%) Microsoft
12 6 (13.95%) Embedded C
12 6 (13.95%) Requirements Analysis
13 5 (11.63%) Subversion
13 5 (11.63%) Windows 7
13 5 (11.63%) Configuration Management
14 4 (9.30%) OpenGL
14 4 (9.30%) DirectX
14 4 (9.30%) Java
14 4 (9.30%) SQL Server
14 4 (9.30%) SQL
14 4 (9.30%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 4 (9.30%) CUDA

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 (4.65%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.33%) GlassFish
2 1 (2.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (16.28%) MS Excel
2 6 (13.95%) MS Office
3 2 (4.65%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.33%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 8 (18.60%) Visual Studio
2 5 (11.63%) Subversion
3 1 (2.33%) Maven
3 1 (2.33%) LabVIEW
3 1 (2.33%) Ant
General
1 9 (20.93%) Electronics
1 9 (20.93%) Manufacturing
2 8 (18.60%) Automotive
3 3 (6.98%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.98%) Finance
3 3 (6.98%) Aerospace
4 2 (4.65%) Marketing
5 1 (2.33%) Advertising
5 1 (2.33%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.30%) OpenGL
1 4 (9.30%) DirectX
1 4 (9.30%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 4 (9.30%) OpenCL
2 3 (6.98%) HTML
3 2 (4.65%) .NET
3 2 (4.65%) J2EE
3 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.65%) HTML5
3 2 (4.65%) WPF
3 2 (4.65%) jQuery
3 2 (4.65%) Spring
4 1 (2.33%) Java EE
4 1 (2.33%) Hibernate
4 1 (2.33%) STL
4 1 (2.33%) XML
4 1 (2.33%) Swing
4 1 (2.33%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.26%) Firmware
2 8 (18.60%) Device Driver
3 4 (9.30%) Computer Science
3 4 (9.30%) CUDA
4 3 (6.98%) Physics
5 2 (4.65%) Open Source
5 2 (4.65%) Robotics
6 1 (2.33%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.33%) PKI
6 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.33%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 23 (53.49%) Windows
2 11 (25.58%) Linux
3 5 (11.63%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.65%) UNIX
4 2 (4.65%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 9 (20.93%) Multithreading
3 8 (18.60%) Image Processing
4 6 (13.95%) Requirements Analysis
5 5 (11.63%) Configuration Management
6 3 (6.98%) TDD
7 2 (4.65%) Project Management
7 2 (4.65%) OOP
7 2 (4.65%) OO
7 2 (4.65%) Time Management
7 2 (4.65%) Validation
8 1 (2.33%) Information Security
8 1 (2.33%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (2.33%) Test Management
8 1 (2.33%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (2.33%) E-Commerce
8 1 (2.33%) OOD
8 1 (2.33%) Change Management
8 1 (2.33%) MVC
8 1 (2.33%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 31 (72.09%) C++
2 28 (65.12%) C
3 14 (32.56%) C#
4 6 (13.95%) Embedded C
5 4 (9.30%) SQL
5 4 (9.30%) Java
6 2 (4.65%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.65%) VB.NET
6 2 (4.65%) XAML
7 1 (2.33%) R
7 1 (2.33%) Embedded C++
7 1 (2.33%) MATLAB
7 1 (2.33%) Python
7 1 (2.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (34.88%) Degree
2 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.33%) HNC
2 1 (2.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 6 (13.95%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.65%) Intel
2 2 (4.65%) QNX
2 2 (4.65%) Oracle
2 2 (4.65%) JBoss
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