The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 46 26 30
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +4
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 35 79 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 3.17% 7.33% 6.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.45% 9.19% 8.53%
Number of salaries quoted 27 68 40
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £21,650 £30,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,750 £48,250 £45,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Software Engineering
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
786 860 739
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 71.26% 79.78% 70.72%
Number of salaries quoted 611 689 641
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £56,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 12 £40,000 -4.76%
Chelmsford -7 10 £42,500 -5.55%
Saffron Walden -6 3 £37,500 +7.14%
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%
Loughton - 1 £22,000 -
Harwich - 1 £38,000 -
Software Engineering
East of England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 38 (45.24%) C#
2 35 (41.67%) .NET
3 34 (40.48%) Windows
4 32 (38.10%) Degree
5 31 (36.90%) C++
6 28 (33.33%) ASP.NET
7 27 (32.14%) C
8 24 (28.57%) SQL
9 20 (23.81%) Microsoft
9 20 (23.81%) Visual Studio
10 19 (22.62%) SQL Server
10 19 (22.62%) Agile Software Development
11 18 (21.43%) WPF
12 17 (20.24%) HTML
12 17 (20.24%) Java
13 15 (17.86%) VB.NET
14 14 (16.67%) CSS
14 14 (16.67%) MS Excel
14 14 (16.67%) Finance
15 13 (15.48%) TDD
16 12 (14.29%) MVC
16 12 (14.29%) WinForms
16 12 (14.29%) Linux
16 12 (14.29%) Silverlight
17 11 (13.10%) Computer Science
17 11 (13.10%) Change Control
17 11 (13.10%) OO
18 10 (11.90%) XML
18 10 (11.90%) JavaScript
18 10 (11.90%) Automotive

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 4 (4.76%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.57%) WebLogic
2 3 (3.57%) GlassFish
Applications
1 14 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 7 (8.33%) MS Office
3 3 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.38%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.19%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (22.62%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (8.33%) SQL Server 2000
3 5 (5.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.57%) Data Mining
4 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.38%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.38%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.38%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 20 (23.81%) Visual Studio
2 7 (8.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 5 (5.95%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (5.95%) Subversion
4 3 (3.57%) Maven
4 3 (3.57%) NUnit
4 3 (3.57%) Ant
4 3 (3.57%) MSTest
5 2 (2.38%) Gradle
5 2 (2.38%) LabVIEW
6 1 (1.19%) JUnit
6 1 (1.19%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.19%) Selenium
General
1 14 (16.67%) Finance
2 10 (11.90%) Automotive
3 8 (9.52%) Electronics
4 5 (5.95%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.57%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.57%) Aerospace
5 3 (3.57%) Marketing
6 1 (1.19%) Military
6 1 (1.19%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 49 (58.33%) Developer
2 43 (51.19%) Software Engineer
3 22 (26.19%) Software Developer
4 10 (11.90%) Junior
4 10 (11.90%) Java Developer
4 10 (11.90%) .NET Developer
5 9 (10.71%) C Software Engineer
6 8 (9.52%) Junior Developer
7 7 (8.33%) Senior Developer
7 7 (8.33%) C# Developer
7 7 (8.33%) Graduate
8 6 (7.14%) Senior Software Developer
8 6 (7.14%) Junior .NET Developer
8 6 (7.14%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 5 (5.95%) C# .NET Developer
9 5 (5.95%) Mid-Level .NET Developer
9 5 (5.95%) C++ Software Engineer
10 4 (4.76%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 4 (4.76%) Embedded C Engineer
10 4 (4.76%) Junior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (41.67%) .NET
2 28 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 18 (21.43%) WPF
4 17 (20.24%) HTML
5 14 (16.67%) CSS
6 12 (14.29%) WinForms
6 12 (14.29%) Silverlight
7 10 (11.90%) XML
8 8 (9.52%) J2EE
9 7 (8.33%) DHTML
9 7 (8.33%) XSD
9 7 (8.33%) XSL
9 7 (8.33%) Web Services
9 7 (8.33%) XHTML
10 6 (7.14%) WCF
10 6 (7.14%) jQuery
11 5 (5.95%) Google Maps API
11 5 (5.95%) Hibernate
11 5 (5.95%) Swing
12 4 (4.76%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.10%) Computer Science
2 8 (9.52%) Firmware
3 6 (7.14%) Device Driver
4 5 (5.95%) Data Protection Act
4 5 (5.95%) N-Tier
4 5 (5.95%) Client/Server
5 3 (3.57%) CUDA
6 2 (2.38%) Physics
6 2 (2.38%) Open Source
6 2 (2.38%) Robotics
7 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.19%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.19%) SCADA
7 1 (1.19%) PKI
7 1 (1.19%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 34 (40.48%) Windows
2 12 (14.29%) Linux
3 5 (5.95%) Android
3 5 (5.95%) Windows 7
3 5 (5.95%) Apple iOS
4 3 (3.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (22.62%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (15.48%) TDD
3 12 (14.29%) MVC
4 11 (13.10%) Change Control
4 11 (13.10%) OO
5 9 (10.71%) E-Commerce
5 9 (10.71%) Multithreading
6 8 (9.52%) Image Processing
7 6 (7.14%) OOP
8 5 (5.95%) Data Protection
8 5 (5.95%) Android Development
8 5 (5.95%) iOS Development
9 4 (4.76%) Project Management
9 4 (4.76%) Requirements Analysis
10 3 (3.57%) Validation
10 3 (3.57%) Configuration Management
11 2 (2.38%) Time Management
11 2 (2.38%) MVVM
11 2 (2.38%) OOD
11 2 (2.38%) UML
Programming Languages
1 38 (45.24%) C#
2 31 (36.90%) C++
3 27 (32.14%) C
4 24 (28.57%) SQL
5 17 (20.24%) Java
6 15 (17.86%) VB.NET
7 10 (11.90%) JavaScript
8 9 (10.71%) Embedded C
9 8 (9.52%) Perl
10 7 (8.33%) Python
11 6 (7.14%) T-SQL
12 4 (4.76%) PHP
12 4 (4.76%) Jython
13 3 (3.57%) XAML
13 3 (3.57%) PL/SQL
14 2 (2.38%) Shell Script
15 1 (1.19%) Embedded C++
15 1 (1.19%) MATLAB
15 1 (1.19%) VC++
15 1 (1.19%) R
Qualifications
1 32 (38.10%) Degree
2 2 (2.38%) HNC
2 2 (2.38%) HND
3 1 (1.19%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.19%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.19%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.19%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 20 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.33%) JBoss
3 5 (5.95%) Google
4 4 (4.76%) Oracle
5 1 (1.19%) Siemens
5 1 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
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