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 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 59 75 55
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 20 25 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 2.75% 2.66% 3.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.84% 2.75% 3.75%
Number of salaries quoted 11 22 25
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +32.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,250 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £39,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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
705 908 694
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 96.97% 96.60% 97.20%
Number of salaries quoted 604 785 605
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £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 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 1 May 2015.

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 1 May 2015. 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
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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 +11 15 £40,500 +15.71%
Loughborough +3 4 £40,000 +23.07%
Ashby-de-la-Zouch - 2 £40,000 -
Software Engineer
East Midlands

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 48 (97.96%) Software Engineering
2 44 (89.80%) C#
3 27 (55.10%) WPF
4 25 (51.02%) WCF
5 24 (48.98%) Microsoft
6 23 (46.94%) Unit Testing
7 22 (44.90%) Use Case
7 22 (44.90%) Automated Testing
8 18 (36.73%) C++
9 13 (26.53%) SQL
10 12 (24.49%) C
10 12 (24.49%) .NET
11 7 (14.29%) ASP.NET
11 7 (14.29%) Python
11 7 (14.29%) SCADA
12 6 (12.24%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (12.24%) .NET Framework
12 6 (12.24%) MVC
13 5 (10.20%) MATLAB
13 5 (10.20%) Simulink
13 5 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (10.20%) Scrum
13 5 (10.20%) HTML
13 5 (10.20%) Multithreading
13 5 (10.20%) Degree
13 5 (10.20%) ASP.NET Web API
14 4 (8.16%) HTML5
14 4 (8.16%) JavaScript
14 4 (8.16%) SQL Server
14 4 (8.16%) Visual Studio

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.04%) Node.js
Applications
1 5 (10.20%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) Skype
2 1 (2.04%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.16%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.04%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (8.16%) Visual Studio
2 3 (6.12%) LabVIEW
3 1 (2.04%) AccuRev
3 1 (2.04%) Subversion
3 1 (2.04%) MSBuild
3 1 (2.04%) PHPUnit
3 1 (2.04%) Sublime Text
3 1 (2.04%) PhpStorm
3 1 (2.04%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (6.12%) Automotive
1 3 (6.12%) Electronics
2 2 (4.08%) Retail
3 1 (2.04%) Multimedia
3 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.04%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (55.10%) WPF
2 25 (51.02%) WCF
3 12 (24.49%) .NET
4 7 (14.29%) ASP.NET
5 6 (12.24%) .NET Framework
6 5 (10.20%) HTML
6 5 (10.20%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (8.16%) HTML5
7 4 (8.16%) Web Services
8 3 (6.12%) SOAP
8 3 (6.12%) XML
8 3 (6.12%) REST
8 3 (6.12%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (6.12%) jQuery
9 2 (4.08%) Breeze.js
9 2 (4.08%) KnockoutJS
9 2 (4.08%) CSS3
9 2 (4.08%) Entity Framework
9 2 (4.08%) Ajax
9 2 (4.08%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) SCADA
2 3 (6.12%) Device Driver
3 2 (4.08%) Algorithms
3 2 (4.08%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.04%) MPEG
4 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.04%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.04%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.16%) Windows
2 2 (4.08%) Linux
3 1 (2.04%) UNIX
3 1 (2.04%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (97.96%) Software Engineering
2 23 (46.94%) Unit Testing
3 22 (44.90%) Use Case
3 22 (44.90%) Automated Testing
4 6 (12.24%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (12.24%) MVC
5 5 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (10.20%) Scrum
5 5 (10.20%) Multithreading
6 3 (6.12%) TDD
6 3 (6.12%) Embedded Software Development
7 2 (4.08%) Image Processing
7 2 (4.08%) MVVM
7 2 (4.08%) OO
7 2 (4.08%) E-Commerce
7 2 (4.08%) ERP
8 1 (2.04%) Workflow
8 1 (2.04%) Validation
8 1 (2.04%) Code Coverage
8 1 (2.04%) UML
Programming Languages
1 44 (89.80%) C#
2 18 (36.73%) C++
3 13 (26.53%) SQL
4 12 (24.49%) C
5 7 (14.29%) Python
6 5 (10.20%) MATLAB
7 4 (8.16%) JavaScript
8 3 (6.12%) T-SQL
9 1 (2.04%) Embedded C++
9 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
9 1 (2.04%) VC++
9 1 (2.04%) VB
9 1 (2.04%) PHP
9 1 (2.04%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (10.20%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) QA
Vendors
1 24 (48.98%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.12%) Google
2 3 (6.12%) Twitter
3 2 (4.08%) DevExpress
3 2 (4.08%) Telerik
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle