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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 53 42 43
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 6 24 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 1.43% 6.14% 5.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.47% 6.33% 5.93%
Number of salaries quoted 5 22 23
Average salary £42,500 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.76% -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
408 379 405
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 97.37% 96.93% 97.36%
Number of salaries quoted 360 348 320
Average salary £40,000 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £47,400
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 20 (76.92%) C++
2 19 (73.08%) Degree
3 17 (65.38%) Software Engineering
4 14 (53.85%) Software Testing
4 14 (53.85%) C#
5 13 (50.00%) Automated Testing
6 11 (42.31%) Visual Studio
7 10 (38.46%) MFC
8 9 (34.62%) C
8 9 (34.62%) OO
8 9 (34.62%) Python
8 9 (34.62%) Windows
8 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
8 9 (34.62%) Firmware
9 8 (30.77%) ISEB
9 8 (30.77%) Regression Testing
9 8 (30.77%) Device Driver
9 8 (30.77%) VHDL
9 8 (30.77%) NUnit
9 8 (30.77%) JIRA
9 8 (30.77%) Time Management
9 8 (30.77%) Integration Testing
10 7 (26.92%) Perforce
11 6 (23.08%) Electronics
12 3 (11.54%) Image Processing
13 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
13 2 (7.69%) Finance
13 2 (7.69%) Linux
13 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET
13 2 (7.69%) SQL

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (3.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.85%) Simulink
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (42.31%) Visual Studio
2 8 (30.77%) NUnit
2 8 (30.77%) JIRA
General
1 6 (23.08%) Electronics
2 2 (7.69%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (38.46%) MFC
2 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET
2 2 (7.69%) .NET
3 1 (3.85%) HTML
3 1 (3.85%) CSS
3 1 (3.85%) XHTML
3 1 (3.85%) Middleware
3 1 (3.85%) WinForms
3 1 (3.85%) WPF
3 1 (3.85%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 9 (34.62%) Firmware
2 8 (30.77%) Device Driver
2 8 (30.77%) VHDL
3 1 (3.85%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (3.85%) iPhone
3 1 (3.85%) iPad
3 1 (3.85%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.85%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 9 (34.62%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) Linux
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (65.38%) Software Engineering
2 14 (53.85%) Software Testing
3 13 (50.00%) Automated Testing
4 9 (34.62%) OO
5 8 (30.77%) Regression Testing
5 8 (30.77%) Integration Testing
5 8 (30.77%) Time Management
6 3 (11.54%) Image Processing
7 2 (7.69%) Scrum
7 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (3.85%) Multithreading
8 1 (3.85%) Web Development
8 1 (3.85%) Release Management
8 1 (3.85%) Validation
8 1 (3.85%) ITIL
8 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
8 1 (3.85%) UML
8 1 (3.85%) E-Commerce
8 1 (3.85%) OOD
8 1 (3.85%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (76.92%) C++
2 14 (53.85%) C#
3 9 (34.62%) C
3 9 (34.62%) Python
4 2 (7.69%) SQL
5 1 (3.85%) MATLAB
5 1 (3.85%) Objective-C
5 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 19 (73.08%) Degree
2 8 (30.77%) ISEB
3 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
2 7 (26.92%) Perforce
Leicester
Three People
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits based on experience
Posted: 15 days ago