The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Leicestershire 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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 72 55 50
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 11 28 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 1.28% 4.03% 4.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.31% 4.17% 4.62%
Number of salaries quoted 9 26 33
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,250 £30,000 £30,300
10% offered a salary of more than £44,100 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Software Engineer
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Leicestershire 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
Leicestershire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
838 672 780
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 97.44% 96.83% 97.99%
Number of salaries quoted 726 610 656
Average salary £39,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
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 Leicestershire

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

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Leicestershire

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

Software Engineer Salary Trend in Leicestershire

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Leicestershire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in Leicestershire

Software Engineer
Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester -19 6 £41,250 +26.92% 1
Ashby-de-la-Zouch - 3 £40,000 - 1
Loughborough - 2 £35,000 - 2
Software Engineer
East Midlands

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Leicestershire 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 29 (76.32%) C++
2 28 (73.68%) Software Engineering
3 27 (71.05%) C#
4 21 (55.26%) Degree
5 15 (39.47%) Software Testing
6 14 (36.84%) Visual Studio
7 13 (34.21%) Automated Testing
8 12 (31.58%) C
8 12 (31.58%) Python
9 11 (28.95%) MFC
10 10 (26.32%) OO
10 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
10 10 (26.32%) Firmware
11 9 (23.68%) Regression Testing
11 9 (23.68%) Windows
11 9 (23.68%) .NET
11 9 (23.68%) JIRA
11 9 (23.68%) NUnit
11 9 (23.68%) Integration Testing
12 8 (21.05%) Time Management
12 8 (21.05%) ISEB
12 8 (21.05%) Device Driver
12 8 (21.05%) VHDL
13 7 (18.42%) Perforce
14 6 (15.79%) Multithreading
15 5 (13.16%) WPF
15 5 (13.16%) Electronics
15 5 (13.16%) Validation
15 5 (13.16%) SQL
16 4 (10.53%) VC++

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Leicestershire 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 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.26%) Simulink
3 1 (2.63%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (36.84%) Visual Studio
2 9 (23.68%) NUnit
2 9 (23.68%) JIRA
General
1 5 (13.16%) Electronics
2 1 (2.63%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (28.95%) MFC
2 9 (23.68%) .NET
3 5 (13.16%) WPF
4 4 (10.53%) WF
4 4 (10.53%) .NET Framework
4 4 (10.53%) WCF
5 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.63%) COM
6 1 (2.63%) CSS
6 1 (2.63%) XHTML
6 1 (2.63%) WinForms
6 1 (2.63%) HTML
6 1 (2.63%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 10 (26.32%) Firmware
2 8 (21.05%) Device Driver
2 8 (21.05%) VHDL
3 2 (5.26%) SCADA
3 2 (5.26%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.63%) iPhone
4 1 (2.63%) iPad
4 1 (2.63%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 9 (23.68%) Windows
2 2 (5.26%) Linux
2 2 (5.26%) UNIX
3 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (73.68%) Software Engineering
2 15 (39.47%) Software Testing
3 13 (34.21%) Automated Testing
4 10 (26.32%) OO
5 9 (23.68%) Regression Testing
5 9 (23.68%) Integration Testing
6 8 (21.05%) Time Management
7 6 (15.79%) Multithreading
8 5 (13.16%) Validation
9 4 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (10.53%) UML
10 3 (7.89%) Scrum
10 3 (7.89%) Image Processing
11 2 (5.26%) Logistics
11 2 (5.26%) PRINCE2
11 2 (5.26%) Waterfall
12 1 (2.63%) Video Analytics
12 1 (2.63%) Analytics
12 1 (2.63%) iOS Development
12 1 (2.63%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 29 (76.32%) C++
2 27 (71.05%) C#
3 12 (31.58%) C
3 12 (31.58%) Python
4 5 (13.16%) SQL
5 4 (10.53%) VC++
6 3 (7.89%) Java
7 2 (5.26%) MATLAB
8 1 (2.63%) Objective-C
8 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 21 (55.26%) Degree
2 8 (21.05%) ISEB
3 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 7 (18.42%) Perforce
Ashby-De-La-Zouch, Leicestershire
Connectus
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Connectus
Salary: £43000 - £58000 per annum + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicestershire
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, Holiday, Flexi-time
Posted: 8 days ago
Leicester
Three People
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits based on experience
Posted: 16 days ago