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

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 65 69 45
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -24
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 31 21 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 2.47% 2.00% 4.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.55% 2.11% 4.43%
Number of salaries quoted 21 16 22
Average salary £40,000 £30,000 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -27.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £22,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £43,500 £47,500
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
1214 997 835
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 96.66% 95.04% 95.10%
Number of salaries quoted 973 783 737
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,500
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 March 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 March 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 -4 4 £45,000 - 2
Braintree - 4 £28,500 -
Southend-on-Sea - 3 £40,000 - 1
Witham - 3 £37,000 -
Saffron Walden 0 2 £37,500 +36.36%
Chelmsford -4 2 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Software Engineer
East of England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 50 (89.29%) Software Engineering
2 27 (48.21%) C
3 25 (44.64%) C#
3 25 (44.64%) C++
3 25 (44.64%) JavaScript
4 24 (42.86%) .NET
5 20 (35.71%) Degree
6 18 (32.14%) SQL
7 17 (30.36%) jQuery
8 15 (26.79%) WCF
8 15 (26.79%) SQL Server
8 15 (26.79%) ASP.NET
9 12 (21.43%) MVC
9 12 (21.43%) Firmware
9 12 (21.43%) CSS
10 11 (19.64%) Linux
11 10 (17.86%) Python
11 10 (17.86%) Perl
11 10 (17.86%) Automotive
12 9 (16.07%) Microsoft
12 9 (16.07%) Intel
12 9 (16.07%) SOAP
12 9 (16.07%) XML
12 9 (16.07%) SC Cleared
12 9 (16.07%) Security Cleared
13 8 (14.29%) Network Management
13 8 (14.29%) Validation
13 8 (14.29%) Asset Management
13 8 (14.29%) HTML
13 8 (14.29%) Java

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 5 (8.93%) IIS
1 5 (8.93%) Apache
2 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.79%) JBoss
2 1 (1.79%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.79%) GlassFish
Applications
1 5 (8.93%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.79%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.14%) Firewall
2 2 (3.57%) Wireless
2 2 (3.57%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.79%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (26.79%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.14%) Firebird
3 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (8.93%) Visual Studio
2 4 (7.14%) Selenium
3 3 (5.36%) JMeter
4 1 (1.79%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.79%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (1.79%) Subversion
General
1 10 (17.86%) Automotive
2 5 (8.93%) Electronics
3 3 (5.36%) Finance
4 2 (3.57%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.79%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (42.86%) .NET
2 17 (30.36%) jQuery
3 15 (26.79%) WCF
3 15 (26.79%) ASP.NET
4 12 (21.43%) CSS
5 9 (16.07%) SOAP
5 9 (16.07%) XML
6 8 (14.29%) HTML
7 6 (10.71%) WinForms
7 6 (10.71%) Classic ASP
8 5 (8.93%) Web Services
9 4 (7.14%) Ext JS
10 3 (5.36%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 3 (5.36%) OpenGL
10 3 (5.36%) WPF
11 2 (3.57%) .NET Framework
11 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (3.57%) HTML5
11 2 (3.57%) CSS3
11 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.71%) FMCG
2 5 (8.93%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.36%) Algorithms
3 3 (5.36%) Physics
4 2 (3.57%) Device Driver
4 2 (3.57%) Telematics
4 2 (3.57%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.79%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.79%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 11 (19.64%) Linux
2 4 (7.14%) Windows
3 2 (3.57%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (3.57%) Android
3 2 (3.57%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.79%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (89.29%) Software Engineering
2 12 (21.43%) MVC
3 8 (14.29%) Network Management
3 8 (14.29%) Validation
3 8 (14.29%) Asset Management
4 4 (7.14%) Practice Management
4 4 (7.14%) B2B
5 3 (5.36%) Automation Testing
5 3 (5.36%) Test Planning
5 3 (5.36%) Mentoring
5 3 (5.36%) Test Automation
5 3 (5.36%) Software Testing
6 1 (1.79%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (1.79%) OO
6 1 (1.79%) ITIL
6 1 (1.79%) ITSM
6 1 (1.79%) Service Management
6 1 (1.79%) Process Management
6 1 (1.79%) Image Processing
6 1 (1.79%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 27 (48.21%) C
2 25 (44.64%) C#
2 25 (44.64%) C++
2 25 (44.64%) JavaScript
3 18 (32.14%) SQL
4 10 (17.86%) Python
4 10 (17.86%) Perl
5 8 (14.29%) Java
5 8 (14.29%) Shell Script
6 6 (10.71%) VBScript
6 6 (10.71%) VB
7 4 (7.14%) Objective-C
7 4 (7.14%) PHP
8 3 (5.36%) XAML
9 2 (3.57%) Embedded C
10 1 (1.79%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 20 (35.71%) Degree
2 9 (16.07%) SC Cleared
2 9 (16.07%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.79%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.93%) QA
2 1 (1.79%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.79%) IEC 61508
2 1 (1.79%) JTAG
System Software
1 12 (21.43%) Firmware
2 5 (8.93%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (16.07%) Microsoft
1 9 (16.07%) Intel
2 4 (7.14%) DevExpress
2 4 (7.14%) Rackspace
3 1 (1.79%) webMethods
3 1 (1.79%) Green Hills
Essex
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 hours ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 40k plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Basildon, Essex
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000
Posted: 5 days ago