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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 64 39 53
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 20 56 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.83% 5.18% 3.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.93% 5.42% 3.47%
Number of salaries quoted 17 47 25
Average salary £40,000 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,250 £35,000 £38,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £46,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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
1038 1034 1010
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 95.14% 95.65% 97.30%
Number of salaries quoted 847 843 868
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 September 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 2 September 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
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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 -11 9 £45,000 +7.14%
Chelmsford -5 7 £42,500 -5.55%
Hockley - 2 £21,500 -
Halstead - 2 £40,000 -
Braintree - 2 £40,000 -
Basildon +4 1 £43,500 +8.75%
Witham +1 1 £34,000 -20.00%
Harwich - 1 £38,000 -
Software Engineer
East of England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 24 (55.81%) C++
3 23 (53.49%) C
4 18 (41.86%) Windows
5 17 (39.53%) Degree
6 11 (25.58%) C#
7 9 (20.93%) Embedded C
7 9 (20.93%) Multithreading
8 8 (18.60%) Image Processing
8 8 (18.60%) Firmware
8 8 (18.60%) Electronics
8 8 (18.60%) Automotive
8 8 (18.60%) Visual Studio
9 7 (16.28%) Java
9 7 (16.28%) MS Excel
9 7 (16.28%) Computer Science
10 6 (13.95%) Linux
10 6 (13.95%) SQL
10 6 (13.95%) Finance
10 6 (13.95%) Device Driver
10 6 (13.95%) MS Office
11 5 (11.63%) Microsoft
11 5 (11.63%) Manufacturing
11 5 (11.63%) J2EE
11 5 (11.63%) TDD
12 4 (9.30%) Subversion
12 4 (9.30%) Requirements Analysis
12 4 (9.30%) WebSphere
12 4 (9.30%) WPF
12 4 (9.30%) Windows 7

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 4 (9.30%) WebSphere
2 3 (6.98%) GlassFish
2 3 (6.98%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (16.28%) MS Excel
2 6 (13.95%) MS Office
3 3 (6.98%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) SQL Server
1 3 (6.98%) Data Mining
2 2 (4.65%) RDBMS
2 2 (4.65%) NoSQL
2 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.65%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (18.60%) Visual Studio
2 4 (9.30%) Subversion
3 3 (6.98%) Maven
3 3 (6.98%) Ant
4 2 (4.65%) Gradle
4 2 (4.65%) LabVIEW
5 1 (2.33%) NUnit
5 1 (2.33%) MSTest
General
1 8 (18.60%) Electronics
1 8 (18.60%) Automotive
2 6 (13.95%) Finance
3 5 (11.63%) Manufacturing
4 3 (6.98%) Aerospace
4 3 (6.98%) Telecoms
4 3 (6.98%) Marketing
5 1 (2.33%) Advertising
5 1 (2.33%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.63%) J2EE
2 4 (9.30%) Hibernate
2 4 (9.30%) WPF
3 3 (6.98%) jQuery
3 3 (6.98%) Spring
3 3 (6.98%) HTML
3 3 (6.98%) .NET
3 3 (6.98%) JMS
3 3 (6.98%) OpenGL
3 3 (6.98%) DirectX
3 3 (6.98%) OpenCL
4 2 (4.65%) HTML5
4 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET
4 2 (4.65%) Java EE
5 1 (2.33%) WCF
5 1 (2.33%) JPA
5 1 (2.33%) LINQ
5 1 (2.33%) EJB
5 1 (2.33%) STL
5 1 (2.33%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.60%) Firmware
2 7 (16.28%) Computer Science
3 6 (13.95%) Device Driver
4 3 (6.98%) CUDA
5 2 (4.65%) 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%) SCADA
6 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.33%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 18 (41.86%) Windows
2 6 (13.95%) Linux
3 4 (9.30%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 9 (20.93%) Multithreading
3 8 (18.60%) Image Processing
4 5 (11.63%) TDD
5 4 (9.30%) Requirements Analysis
5 4 (9.30%) OOP
5 4 (9.30%) OO
5 4 (9.30%) Project Management
6 3 (6.98%) Validation
6 3 (6.98%) E-Commerce
6 3 (6.98%) Configuration Management
7 2 (4.65%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (4.65%) MVVM
7 2 (4.65%) MVC
7 2 (4.65%) Time Management
8 1 (2.33%) Information Security
8 1 (2.33%) OOD
8 1 (2.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (2.33%) Change Control
8 1 (2.33%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 24 (55.81%) C++
2 23 (53.49%) C
3 11 (25.58%) C#
4 9 (20.93%) Embedded C
5 7 (16.28%) Java
6 6 (13.95%) SQL
7 3 (6.98%) XAML
7 3 (6.98%) PL/SQL
8 2 (4.65%) VB.NET
8 2 (4.65%) JavaScript
9 1 (2.33%) Python
9 1 (2.33%) Embedded C++
9 1 (2.33%) MATLAB
9 1 (2.33%) R
Qualifications
1 17 (39.53%) Degree
2 2 (4.65%) HNC
2 2 (4.65%) HND
3 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 5 (11.63%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.30%) Oracle
2 4 (9.30%) JBoss
3 1 (2.33%) Siemens
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