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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 50 54 36
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 4 6 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 0.99% 1.29% 7.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.01% 1.32% 7.73%
Number of salaries quoted 3 6 26
Average salary £27,500 £41,250 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.33% +26.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,700 £33,250 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £44,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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
395 453 362
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 97.29% 97.63% 97.57%
Number of salaries quoted 311 396 331
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £23,000 £24,600
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 18 (94.74%) Software Engineering
2 17 (89.47%) C#
3 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
4 11 (57.89%) Unit Testing
4 11 (57.89%) WPF
5 10 (52.63%) Use Case
5 10 (52.63%) WCF
5 10 (52.63%) Automated Testing
6 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (26.32%) .NET
7 4 (21.05%) C++
7 4 (21.05%) Visual Studio
7 4 (21.05%) Scrum
8 3 (15.79%) SQL
8 3 (15.79%) VB
8 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
8 3 (15.79%) Degree
9 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
9 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (10.53%) C
9 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET
9 2 (10.53%) HTML
9 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
9 2 (10.53%) WinForms
9 2 (10.53%) MVC
9 2 (10.53%) UNIX
9 2 (10.53%) Windows
9 2 (10.53%) Linux
9 2 (10.53%) TDD
9 2 (10.53%) Logistics

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 1 (5.26%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.26%) Subversion
2 1 (5.26%) PHPUnit
2 1 (5.26%) Sublime Text
2 1 (5.26%) PhpStorm
General
1 1 (5.26%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (57.89%) WPF
2 10 (52.63%) WCF
3 5 (26.32%) .NET
4 2 (10.53%) WinForms
4 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET
4 2 (10.53%) HTML
5 1 (5.26%) SOAP
5 1 (5.26%) Web Services
5 1 (5.26%) XHTML
5 1 (5.26%) LAMP
5 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
5 1 (5.26%) JSON
5 1 (5.26%) MFC
5 1 (5.26%) jQuery
5 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (5.26%) Laravel
5 1 (5.26%) Sass
5 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Algorithms
2 1 (5.26%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (5.26%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) UNIX
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
1 2 (10.53%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (94.74%) Software Engineering
2 11 (57.89%) Unit Testing
3 10 (52.63%) Use Case
3 10 (52.63%) Automated Testing
4 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (21.05%) Scrum
6 2 (10.53%) TDD
6 2 (10.53%) Logistics
6 2 (10.53%) MVC
7 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
7 1 (5.26%) Web Development
7 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (5.26%) Multithreading
7 1 (5.26%) Image Processing
7 1 (5.26%) 3D Modelling
7 1 (5.26%) Open Source
7 1 (5.26%) API Development
Programming Languages
1 17 (89.47%) C#
2 4 (21.05%) C++
3 3 (15.79%) SQL
3 3 (15.79%) VB
4 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 2 (10.53%) C
5 1 (5.26%) PHP
5 1 (5.26%) Embedded C++
5 1 (5.26%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Google
2 1 (5.26%) Twitter
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle