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 23 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 63 19 24
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +5
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 44 77 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 3.06% 7.96% 10.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.09% 10.85% 13.61%
Number of salaries quoted 40 46 70
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 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £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
1076 710 1073
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 74.93% 73.42% 73.75%
Number of salaries quoted 868 610 864
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 £28,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.43%
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 23 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 23 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 -19 11 £42,000 -23.63%
Harlow +2 9 £42,500 -10.52% 1
Southend-on-Sea - 7 £37,500 -
Chelmsford - 5 £45,000 - 3
Saffron Walden - 3 £27,500 -
Brentwood -21 1 £43,500 -
Software Engineering
East of England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 23 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 38 (41.76%) C#
2 36 (39.56%) C++
2 36 (39.56%) Windows
3 33 (36.26%) Degree
4 31 (34.07%) C
5 29 (31.87%) .NET
6 27 (29.67%) HTML
7 26 (28.57%) CSS
7 26 (28.57%) Microsoft
8 25 (27.47%) JavaScript
9 22 (24.18%) Linux
10 21 (23.08%) MS Excel
11 20 (21.98%) SQL Server
12 18 (19.78%) SQL
13 17 (18.68%) ASP.NET
14 16 (17.58%) XML
15 15 (16.48%) Agile Software Development
16 13 (14.29%) Visual Studio
16 13 (14.29%) WPF
17 12 (13.19%) T-SQL
17 12 (13.19%) PHP
17 12 (13.19%) Firmware
17 12 (13.19%) Device Driver
18 11 (12.09%) Perl
19 10 (10.99%) Java
19 10 (10.99%) MS Office
19 10 (10.99%) Web Services
19 10 (10.99%) E-Commerce
19 10 (10.99%) MVC
19 10 (10.99%) Finance

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 1 (1.10%) WebLogic
1 1 (1.10%) CMS
1 1 (1.10%) WebSphere
1 1 (1.10%) GlassFish
1 1 (1.10%) Umbraco
Applications
1 21 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 10 (10.99%) MS Office
3 2 (2.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.30%) Dynamics NAV
1 3 (3.30%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.10%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.10%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (21.98%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.89%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (7.69%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (4.40%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (3.30%) MySQL
6 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.10%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.10%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 13 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 7 (7.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (4.40%) Subversion
4 2 (2.20%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.10%) Maven
5 1 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.10%) Ant
General
1 10 (10.99%) Finance
2 8 (8.79%) Electronics
3 7 (7.69%) Automotive
4 6 (6.59%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.30%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.30%) Aerospace
6 2 (2.20%) Marketing
7 1 (1.10%) Banking
Job Titles
1 49 (53.85%) Software Engineer
2 47 (51.65%) Developer
3 15 (16.48%) Software Developer
4 12 (13.19%) C Software Engineer
5 11 (12.09%) Junior
6 10 (10.99%) Senior Developer
6 10 (10.99%) C++ Software Engineer
7 9 (9.89%) C# Developer
7 9 (9.89%) Web Developer
8 8 (8.79%) Junior Software Engineer
8 8 (8.79%) Senior Software Engineer
9 6 (6.59%) C# Software Engineer
9 6 (6.59%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 6 (6.59%) Java Developer
10 5 (5.49%) .NET Developer
11 4 (4.40%) Team Leader
11 4 (4.40%) Senior Software Developer
11 4 (4.40%) .NET Team Leader
11 4 (4.40%) Development Team Leader
11 4 (4.40%) Junior C Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (31.87%) .NET
2 27 (29.67%) HTML
3 26 (28.57%) CSS
4 17 (18.68%) ASP.NET
5 16 (17.58%) XML
6 13 (14.29%) WPF
7 10 (10.99%) WinForms
7 10 (10.99%) Web Services
8 9 (9.89%) XHTML
9 7 (7.69%) XSD
9 7 (7.69%) XSL
9 7 (7.69%) DHTML
9 7 (7.69%) Silverlight
10 5 (5.49%) Swing
11 4 (4.40%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 4 (4.40%) OpenCL
11 4 (4.40%) .NET Framework
11 4 (4.40%) OpenGL
11 4 (4.40%) DirectX
12 2 (2.20%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.19%) Firmware
1 12 (13.19%) Device Driver
2 10 (10.99%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.49%) N-Tier
3 5 (5.49%) Data Protection Act
3 5 (5.49%) Physics
4 4 (4.40%) CUDA
5 3 (3.30%) Robotics
5 3 (3.30%) Open Source
6 2 (2.20%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.20%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.10%) CAN bus
7 1 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.10%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 36 (39.56%) Windows
2 22 (24.18%) Linux
3 8 (8.79%) Windows 7
4 6 (6.59%) UNIX
4 6 (6.59%) VxWorks
5 1 (1.10%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (16.48%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (10.99%) E-Commerce
2 10 (10.99%) MVC
3 9 (9.89%) OO
4 7 (7.69%) Multithreading
5 6 (6.59%) TDD
5 6 (6.59%) ERP
5 6 (6.59%) Project Management
5 6 (6.59%) Image Processing
6 5 (5.49%) Change Control
6 5 (5.49%) Data Protection
6 5 (5.49%) Scrum
7 4 (4.40%) Requirements Analysis
7 4 (4.40%) OOP
8 3 (3.30%) Release Management
8 3 (3.30%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (3.30%) Embedded Software Development
8 3 (3.30%) Configuration Management
9 2 (2.20%) Web Application Development
9 2 (2.20%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (41.76%) C#
2 36 (39.56%) C++
3 31 (34.07%) C
4 25 (27.47%) JavaScript
5 18 (19.78%) SQL
6 12 (13.19%) T-SQL
6 12 (13.19%) PHP
7 11 (12.09%) Perl
8 10 (10.99%) Java
9 6 (6.59%) Python
9 6 (6.59%) Embedded C
10 4 (4.40%) Jython
11 3 (3.30%) VB.NET
12 2 (2.20%) Assembly Language
12 2 (2.20%) PL/SQL
12 2 (2.20%) XAML
13 1 (1.10%) VB6
13 1 (1.10%) Bash Shell
13 1 (1.10%) COBOL
13 1 (1.10%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 33 (36.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.10%) QA
Vendors
1 26 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.59%) Intel
2 6 (6.59%) QNX
3 3 (3.30%) Zend
4 2 (2.20%) Google
4 2 (2.20%) Oracle
5 1 (1.10%) SAP
5 1 (1.10%) JBoss
5 1 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.10%) Micro Focus
5 1 (1.10%) Atmel
Chelmsford, Essex
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £48,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Harlow, Essex
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Yoh Company
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Basildon, Essex
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Based in Feering, Colchester, Essex (CO5) -...
Guru Careers
Salary: £23 - 28k
Posted: 9 days ago
Basildon, Essex
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000
Posted: 13 days ago
Cambridgeshire Essex Hertfordshire
Questor Resourcing
Salary: Competitive salary according to experience
Posted: 23 days ago