The first table below looks at the demand for Software Engineering skills in IT jobs advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Essex region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 65 20 23
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +3
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 44 77 151
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 3.11% 7.91% 10.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.16% 10.74% 13.85%
Number of salaries quoted 40 45 77
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £55,000 £72,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1058 717 1090
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 74.82% 73.69% 73.70%
Number of salaries quoted 850 614 878
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £28,100 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Software Engineering
East of England

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Software Engineering
Salary Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Essex region.

Software Engineering Salary Trend in Essex

Software Engineering
Salary Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Essex region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Software Engineering Salary Histogram in Essex

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the Essex region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Colchester -20 11 £42,000 -23.63% 2
Harlow +1 8 £42,500 -10.52% 1
Southend-on-Sea - 7 £37,500 -
Chelmsford - 5 £45,000 - 4
Saffron Walden - 4 £27,500 -
Brentwood -22 1 £43,500 -
Software Engineering
East of England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Essex region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering.

1 39 (41.05%) C#
2 36 (37.89%) C++
2 36 (37.89%) Windows
3 33 (34.74%) Degree
4 31 (32.63%) C
5 30 (31.58%) .NET
6 29 (30.53%) HTML
6 29 (30.53%) JavaScript
7 28 (29.47%) CSS
8 27 (28.42%) Microsoft
9 22 (23.16%) MS Excel
9 22 (23.16%) SQL Server
10 21 (22.11%) Linux
11 18 (18.95%) SQL
12 17 (17.89%) ASP.NET
12 17 (17.89%) XML
13 14 (14.74%) Agile Software Development
14 13 (13.68%) Visual Studio
14 13 (13.68%) PHP
14 13 (13.68%) WPF
15 12 (12.63%) Java
15 12 (12.63%) Firmware
15 12 (12.63%) Device Driver
16 11 (11.58%) MVC
16 11 (11.58%) E-Commerce
16 11 (11.58%) Perl
16 11 (11.58%) T-SQL
16 11 (11.58%) Web Services
17 10 (10.53%) MS Office
17 10 (10.53%) OO

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Essex region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.11%) CMS
1 2 (2.11%) Umbraco
2 1 (1.05%) GlassFish
2 1 (1.05%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.05%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.05%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 22 (23.16%) MS Excel
2 10 (10.53%) MS Office
3 2 (2.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (4.21%) Magento
2 3 (3.16%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.05%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (23.16%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.53%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (7.37%) SQL Server 2000
4 5 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (4.21%) MySQL
6 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.05%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.05%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 13 (13.68%) Visual Studio
2 7 (7.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (4.21%) Subversion
4 3 (3.16%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.05%) Maven
5 1 (1.05%) Ant
General
1 10 (10.53%) Finance
2 8 (8.42%) Electronics
3 7 (7.37%) Automotive
4 6 (6.32%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.16%) Aerospace
5 3 (3.16%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.11%) Marketing
7 1 (1.05%) Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (53.68%) Software Engineer
2 50 (52.63%) Developer
3 16 (16.84%) Software Developer
4 12 (12.63%) C Software Engineer
5 11 (11.58%) Junior
6 10 (10.53%) Web Developer
6 10 (10.53%) Senior Developer
6 10 (10.53%) C++ Software Engineer
7 9 (9.47%) C# Developer
8 8 (8.42%) Java Developer
8 8 (8.42%) Senior Software Engineer
8 8 (8.42%) Junior Software Engineer
9 6 (6.32%) C# Software Engineer
9 6 (6.32%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 5 (5.26%) Applications Developer
10 5 (5.26%) .NET Developer
11 4 (4.21%) Team Leader
11 4 (4.21%) Development Team Leader
11 4 (4.21%) .NET Team Leader
11 4 (4.21%) Junior C Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (31.58%) .NET
2 29 (30.53%) HTML
3 28 (29.47%) CSS
4 17 (17.89%) ASP.NET
4 17 (17.89%) XML
5 13 (13.68%) WPF
6 11 (11.58%) Web Services
7 10 (10.53%) XHTML
7 10 (10.53%) WinForms
8 7 (7.37%) Silverlight
8 7 (7.37%) XSD
8 7 (7.37%) XSL
8 7 (7.37%) DHTML
9 5 (5.26%) .NET Framework
9 5 (5.26%) Swing
10 4 (4.21%) OpenGL
10 4 (4.21%) DirectX
10 4 (4.21%) OpenCL
10 4 (4.21%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 3 (3.16%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.63%) Firmware
1 12 (12.63%) Device Driver
2 10 (10.53%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.26%) Data Protection Act
3 5 (5.26%) Physics
3 5 (5.26%) N-Tier
4 4 (4.21%) CUDA
5 3 (3.16%) Open Source
5 3 (3.16%) Robotics
6 2 (2.11%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.11%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.05%) iPhone
7 1 (1.05%) CAN bus
7 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.05%) iPad
7 1 (1.05%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 36 (37.89%) Windows
2 21 (22.11%) Linux
3 8 (8.42%) Windows 7
4 6 (6.32%) UNIX
4 6 (6.32%) VxWorks
5 1 (1.05%) Android
5 1 (1.05%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (14.74%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (11.58%) MVC
2 11 (11.58%) E-Commerce
3 10 (10.53%) OO
4 7 (7.37%) Multithreading
4 7 (7.37%) TDD
4 7 (7.37%) ERP
5 6 (6.32%) Project Management
5 6 (6.32%) Scrum
5 6 (6.32%) Image Processing
6 5 (5.26%) Data Protection
6 5 (5.26%) Change Control
6 5 (5.26%) OOP
7 4 (4.21%) Requirements Analysis
7 4 (4.21%) Unit Testing
8 3 (3.16%) Embedded Software Development
8 3 (3.16%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (3.16%) Release Management
8 3 (3.16%) Configuration Management
9 2 (2.11%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 39 (41.05%) C#
2 36 (37.89%) C++
3 31 (32.63%) C
4 29 (30.53%) JavaScript
5 18 (18.95%) SQL
6 13 (13.68%) PHP
7 12 (12.63%) Java
8 11 (11.58%) Perl
8 11 (11.58%) T-SQL
9 6 (6.32%) Python
9 6 (6.32%) Embedded C
10 4 (4.21%) Jython
11 3 (3.16%) VB.NET
12 2 (2.11%) Assembly Language
12 2 (2.11%) PL/SQL
12 2 (2.11%) XAML
13 1 (1.05%) Bash Shell
13 1 (1.05%) VB6
13 1 (1.05%) VB
13 1 (1.05%) VBA
Qualifications
1 33 (34.74%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.05%) QA
Vendors
1 27 (28.42%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.32%) Intel
2 6 (6.32%) QNX
3 4 (4.21%) Zend
4 2 (2.11%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (2.11%) Oracle
4 2 (2.11%) Google
5 1 (1.05%) Atmel
5 1 (1.05%) SAP
5 1 (1.05%) JBoss
5 1 (1.05%) Micro Focus
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