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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 46 36 73
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +37
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 9 19 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 2.31% 4.81% 1.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.33% 4.81% 1.65%
Number of salaries quoted 9 4 6
Average salary £50,000 £38,750 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.03% +6.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,300 £37,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £41,750 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
386 395 545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 99.23% 100.00% 98.73%
Number of salaries quoted 341 330 454
Average salary £42,500 £40,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.93% +6.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 10 February 2016.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in Leicester

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 12 (70.59%) PHP
1 12 (70.59%) Software Engineering
1 12 (70.59%) Relational Database
2 11 (64.71%) SQL
3 10 (58.82%) Web Services
3 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (52.94%) C#
4 9 (52.94%) JavaScript
4 9 (52.94%) CSS
5 8 (47.06%) ASP.NET
5 8 (47.06%) .NET
5 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
5 8 (47.06%) MVC
6 7 (41.18%) MySQL
6 7 (41.18%) Symfony
6 7 (41.18%) Git (software)
6 7 (41.18%) High Availability
7 6 (35.29%) Waterfall
8 5 (29.41%) NHS
8 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
8 5 (29.41%) IIS
8 5 (29.41%) HTML
8 5 (29.41%) .NET Framework
8 5 (29.41%) jQuery
8 5 (29.41%) Unit Testing
8 5 (29.41%) WinForms
8 5 (29.41%) Telerik
8 5 (29.41%) Entity Framework
8 5 (29.41%) LINQ to SQL
8 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET MVC 3

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (29.41%) IIS
2 4 (23.53%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
1 3 (17.65%) MS Office
1 3 (17.65%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (23.53%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (23.53%) Amazon ELB
1 4 (23.53%) Amazon S3
1 4 (23.53%) Amazon SQS
1 4 (23.53%) CloudFront
1 4 (23.53%) Route 53
1 4 (23.53%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (70.59%) Relational Database
2 7 (41.18%) MySQL
3 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
3 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (23.53%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) Git (software)
2 5 (29.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (23.53%) Jenkins
4 3 (17.65%) Mercurial
4 3 (17.65%) Subversion
4 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (23.53%) Japanese Language
1 4 (23.53%) Marketing
1 4 (23.53%) Russian Language
2 3 (17.65%) Finance
3 1 (5.88%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (58.82%) Web Services
2 9 (52.94%) CSS
3 8 (47.06%) .NET
3 8 (47.06%) ASP.NET
4 7 (41.18%) Symfony
5 5 (29.41%) .NET Framework
5 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 5 (29.41%) Entity Framework
5 5 (29.41%) HTML
5 5 (29.41%) HTML5
5 5 (29.41%) jQuery
5 5 (29.41%) LINQ to SQL
5 5 (29.41%) WinForms
5 5 (29.41%) WPF
6 4 (23.53%) CSS3
7 3 (17.65%) Silex
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) NHS
2 4 (23.53%) User Experience
3 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (17.65%) Computer Science
3 3 (17.65%) Credit Risk
3 3 (17.65%) e-Learning
3 3 (17.65%) Mobile App
4 1 (5.88%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (5.88%) Clustering
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Software Engineering
2 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (47.06%) MVC
4 7 (41.18%) High Availability
5 6 (35.29%) Waterfall
6 5 (29.41%) Unit Testing
7 4 (23.53%) Network Marketing
8 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (17.65%) Coaching
8 3 (17.65%) Logistics
8 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
8 3 (17.65%) Open Source
8 3 (17.65%) Project Management
8 3 (17.65%) UML
8 3 (17.65%) V-Model
9 1 (5.88%) DevOps
9 1 (5.88%) Software Testing
9 1 (5.88%) Video Processing
Programming Languages
1 12 (70.59%) PHP
2 11 (64.71%) SQL
3 9 (52.94%) C#
3 9 (52.94%) JavaScript
4 2 (11.76%) C++
5 1 (5.88%) C
5 1 (5.88%) Java
5 1 (5.88%) Python
5 1 (5.88%) VC++
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Degree
2 3 (17.65%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) ISO 9001
1 3 (17.65%) TickIT
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 5 (29.41%) Telerik