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

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 49 85 33
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -52
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 54 18 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 4.34% 1.37% 6.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.62% 1.43% 6.74%
Number of salaries quoted 44 15 46
Average salary £35,000 £44,000 £41,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.45% +5.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £38,750 £25,750
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £48,750 £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
1170 1260 1024
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 94.13% 95.67% 96.79%
Number of salaries quoted 922 1072 876
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £65,000
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 2 July 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 2 July 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 +10 15 £25,000 -47.36% 2
Chelmsford +6 11 £45,000 -
Southend-on-Sea - 7 £35,000 -
Saffron Walden - 4 £38,750 -
Witham - 3 £37,000 - 1
Harlow - 2 £55,000 -
Maldon - 1 £27,500 -
Software Engineer
East of England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 66 (80.49%) Software Engineering
2 43 (52.44%) C
3 42 (51.22%) C#
4 37 (45.12%) C++
5 36 (43.90%) JavaScript
6 35 (42.68%) .NET
7 34 (41.46%) Degree
8 29 (35.37%) SQL Server
9 26 (31.71%) HTML
10 25 (30.49%) SQL
11 23 (28.05%) Linux
11 23 (28.05%) jQuery
12 19 (23.17%) Perl
12 19 (23.17%) Microsoft
13 17 (20.73%) Python
13 17 (20.73%) Agile Software Development
14 16 (19.51%) XML
14 16 (19.51%) CSS
14 16 (19.51%) Windows
14 16 (19.51%) Automotive
15 15 (18.29%) Shell Script
15 15 (18.29%) ASP.NET
15 15 (18.29%) Java
16 14 (17.07%) SOAP
17 13 (15.85%) Security Cleared
17 13 (15.85%) Network Management
17 13 (15.85%) Asset Management
18 12 (14.63%) WCF
18 12 (14.63%) WPF
18 12 (14.63%) Computer Science

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 10 (12.20%) Apache
2 7 (8.54%) IIS
3 4 (4.88%) JBoss
4 3 (3.66%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.22%) GlassFish
5 1 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.22%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.22%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.22%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (9.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.10%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.10%) Ethernet
1 5 (6.10%) Wireless
2 4 (4.88%) Firewall
3 2 (2.44%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (35.37%) SQL Server
2 11 (13.41%) Firebird
3 3 (3.66%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.44%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.44%) SQLite
5 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (8.54%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.66%) Ant
2 3 (3.66%) LabVIEW
2 3 (3.66%) Maven
3 1 (1.22%) JIRA
3 1 (1.22%) Selenium
3 1 (1.22%) Moq
3 1 (1.22%) SpecFlow
3 1 (1.22%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.22%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.22%) Eclipse
General
1 16 (19.51%) Automotive
2 6 (7.32%) Finance
3 4 (4.88%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.44%) Back Office
4 2 (2.44%) Electronics
5 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.22%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (42.68%) .NET
2 26 (31.71%) HTML
3 23 (28.05%) jQuery
4 16 (19.51%) XML
4 16 (19.51%) CSS
5 15 (18.29%) ASP.NET
6 14 (17.07%) SOAP
7 12 (14.63%) WCF
7 12 (14.63%) WPF
8 10 (12.20%) Web Services
9 9 (10.98%) Ext JS
9 9 (10.98%) .NET Framework
9 9 (10.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 8 (9.76%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (8.54%) HTML5
11 7 (8.54%) Entity Framework
11 7 (8.54%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 6 (7.32%) CSS3
12 6 (7.32%) OpenCL
12 6 (7.32%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.63%) Computer Science
2 6 (7.32%) FMCG
2 6 (7.32%) Physics
3 5 (6.10%) Algorithms
4 4 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.88%) Device Driver
5 2 (2.44%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (2.44%) CUDA
5 2 (2.44%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.22%) Derivative
6 1 (1.22%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 23 (28.05%) Linux
2 16 (19.51%) Windows
3 4 (4.88%) Apple iOS
3 4 (4.88%) Embedded Linux
3 4 (4.88%) Android
4 1 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (80.49%) Software Engineering
2 17 (20.73%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (15.85%) Asset Management
3 13 (15.85%) Network Management
4 10 (12.20%) TDD
5 9 (10.98%) MVC
6 8 (9.76%) SDLC
7 6 (7.32%) Scrum
7 6 (7.32%) OO
8 5 (6.10%) Mentoring
9 4 (4.88%) Time Management
10 2 (2.44%) Requirements Analysis
10 2 (2.44%) Refactoring
10 2 (2.44%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (2.44%) Multithreading
11 1 (1.22%) Manual Testing
11 1 (1.22%) Unit Testing
11 1 (1.22%) Test Scripting
11 1 (1.22%) Technical Architecture
11 1 (1.22%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 43 (52.44%) C
2 42 (51.22%) C#
3 37 (45.12%) C++
4 36 (43.90%) JavaScript
5 25 (30.49%) SQL
6 19 (23.17%) Perl
7 17 (20.73%) Python
8 15 (18.29%) Shell Script
8 15 (18.29%) Java
9 11 (13.41%) PHP
10 10 (12.20%) VB
10 10 (12.20%) Embedded C
11 6 (7.32%) Embedded C++
11 6 (7.32%) XAML
11 6 (7.32%) VBScript
12 5 (6.10%) Objective-C
13 3 (3.66%) MATLAB
14 2 (2.44%) VC++
14 2 (2.44%) Assembly Language
14 2 (2.44%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (41.46%) Degree
2 13 (15.85%) Security Cleared
3 7 (8.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (8.54%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 6 (7.32%) Firmware
2 5 (6.10%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 19 (23.17%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.88%) QNX
2 4 (4.88%) Rackspace
3 3 (3.66%) Oracle
4 1 (1.22%) Xilinx
4 1 (1.22%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.22%) Intel
4 1 (1.22%) webMethods
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