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 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 51 45 45
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 4 26 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 1.00% 5.83% 4.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 6.00% 4.27%
Number of salaries quoted 3 23 14
Average salary £45,000 £40,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +8.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £33,000 £31,800
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
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
390 433 351
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 97.50% 97.09% 97.77%
Number of salaries quoted 341 389 284
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 October 2014.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in Leicester

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 16 (76.19%) C++
2 15 (71.43%) Degree
3 14 (66.67%) Software Engineering
4 11 (52.38%) Automated Testing
5 10 (47.62%) Algorithms
5 10 (47.62%) Software Testing
5 10 (47.62%) C#
5 10 (47.62%) Windows
6 8 (38.10%) Device Driver
6 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
6 8 (38.10%) MFC
6 8 (38.10%) Visual Studio
6 8 (38.10%) OO
7 7 (33.33%) Python
7 7 (33.33%) C
7 7 (33.33%) Firmware
7 7 (33.33%) Perforce
7 7 (33.33%) JIRA
7 7 (33.33%) NUnit
8 6 (28.57%) VHDL
8 6 (28.57%) ISEB
8 6 (28.57%) Regression Testing
8 6 (28.57%) Electronics
8 6 (28.57%) Integration Testing
8 6 (28.57%) Time Management
9 3 (14.29%) Image Processing
9 3 (14.29%) Linux
10 2 (9.52%) Finance
10 2 (9.52%) Objective-C
10 2 (9.52%) Multithreading

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 1 (4.76%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (38.10%) Visual Studio
2 7 (33.33%) NUnit
2 7 (33.33%) JIRA
General
1 6 (28.57%) Electronics
2 2 (9.52%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (38.10%) MFC
2 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.76%) CSS
2 1 (4.76%) STL
2 1 (4.76%) XHTML
2 1 (4.76%) Middleware
2 1 (4.76%) WinForms
2 1 (4.76%) WPF
2 1 (4.76%) jQuery
2 1 (4.76%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (4.76%) HTML
2 1 (4.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (47.62%) Algorithms
2 8 (38.10%) Device Driver
3 6 (28.57%) VHDL
4 1 (4.76%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (4.76%) iPhone
4 1 (4.76%) iPad
4 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.76%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 10 (47.62%) Windows
2 3 (14.29%) Linux
3 2 (9.52%) Apple iOS
4 1 (4.76%) UNIX
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.76%) Android
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 11 (52.38%) Automated Testing
3 10 (47.62%) Software Testing
4 8 (38.10%) OO
5 6 (28.57%) Regression Testing
5 6 (28.57%) Integration Testing
5 6 (28.57%) Time Management
6 3 (14.29%) Image Processing
7 2 (9.52%) Multithreading
8 1 (4.76%) ITIL
8 1 (4.76%) Web Development
8 1 (4.76%) Release Management
8 1 (4.76%) Validation
8 1 (4.76%) Scrum
8 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce
8 1 (4.76%) OOD
8 1 (4.76%) Service Management
8 1 (4.76%) Change Management
8 1 (4.76%) Video Processing
Programming Languages
1 16 (76.19%) C++
2 10 (47.62%) C#
3 7 (33.33%) C
3 7 (33.33%) Python
4 2 (9.52%) Objective-C
5 1 (4.76%) MATLAB
5 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (71.43%) Degree
2 6 (28.57%) ISEB
System Software
1 7 (33.33%) Firmware
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 7 (33.33%) Perforce