The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Leicester 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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 50 31 44
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 8 29 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 1.71% 7.61% 4.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.75% 7.82% 4.99%
Number of salaries quoted 8 27 19
Average salary £37,000 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.84% -18.75%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Software Engineer
Leicestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Leicester 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
Leicester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
458 371 461
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 97.86% 97.38% 97.05%
Number of salaries quoted 406 333 365
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +4.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,250 £45,000 £47,000
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 Leicester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineer in the job title across the Leicester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Leicester

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

Software Engineer Salary Trend in Leicester

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Leicester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the Leicester region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in Leicester

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Leicester 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 21 (72.41%) C++
2 20 (68.97%) Software Engineering
3 19 (65.52%) C#
3 19 (65.52%) Degree
4 14 (48.28%) Software Testing
4 14 (48.28%) Visual Studio
5 13 (44.83%) Automated Testing
6 11 (37.93%) MFC
7 10 (34.48%) C
7 10 (34.48%) OO
7 10 (34.48%) Python
7 10 (34.48%) Firmware
8 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
8 9 (31.03%) Regression Testing
8 9 (31.03%) NUnit
8 9 (31.03%) JIRA
8 9 (31.03%) Integration Testing
9 8 (27.59%) Time Management
9 8 (27.59%) Device Driver
9 8 (27.59%) VHDL
9 8 (27.59%) ISEB
9 8 (27.59%) Windows
10 7 (24.14%) Perforce
11 5 (17.24%) .NET
11 5 (17.24%) Electronics
12 4 (13.79%) UML
12 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
13 3 (10.34%) Scrum
13 3 (10.34%) SQL
13 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Leicester 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.

Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) Simulink
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (48.28%) Visual Studio
2 9 (31.03%) NUnit
2 9 (31.03%) JIRA
General
1 5 (17.24%) Electronics
2 1 (3.45%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (37.93%) MFC
2 5 (17.24%) .NET
3 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.45%) COM
4 1 (3.45%) CSS
4 1 (3.45%) XHTML
4 1 (3.45%) WinForms
4 1 (3.45%) WPF
4 1 (3.45%) jQuery
4 1 (3.45%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (34.48%) Firmware
2 8 (27.59%) Device Driver
2 8 (27.59%) VHDL
3 2 (6.90%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.45%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (3.45%) iPhone
4 1 (3.45%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 8 (27.59%) Windows
2 1 (3.45%) Linux
2 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (68.97%) Software Engineering
2 14 (48.28%) Software Testing
3 13 (44.83%) Automated Testing
4 10 (34.48%) OO
5 9 (31.03%) Regression Testing
5 9 (31.03%) Integration Testing
6 8 (27.59%) Time Management
7 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (13.79%) UML
8 3 (10.34%) Scrum
9 2 (6.90%) Image Processing
9 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2
9 2 (6.90%) Logistics
9 2 (6.90%) Waterfall
10 1 (3.45%) Video Analytics
10 1 (3.45%) Analytics
10 1 (3.45%) iOS Development
10 1 (3.45%) Validation
10 1 (3.45%) E-Commerce
10 1 (3.45%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 21 (72.41%) C++
2 19 (65.52%) C#
3 10 (34.48%) C
3 10 (34.48%) Python
4 3 (10.34%) SQL
5 1 (3.45%) MATLAB
5 1 (3.45%) Objective-C
5 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 19 (65.52%) Degree
2 8 (27.59%) ISEB
3 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
2 7 (24.14%) Perforce
Leicester, Leicestershire
ThreePeople
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits based on experience
Posted: 6 days ago