The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Somerset 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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 32 39 21
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -18
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 28 27 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 5.62% 4.72% 11.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.02% 4.97% 11.39%
Number of salaries quoted 24 27 73
Average salary £38,750 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.97% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,800 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £80,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Software Engineer
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Somerset 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
Somerset
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
465 543 667
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 93.37% 94.93% 97.66%
Number of salaries quoted 404 436 624
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Somerset

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

Software Engineer Salary Trend in Somerset

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in Somerset

Software Engineer
Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 27 February 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
(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
Bath +9 21 £40,000 +33.33% 9
Taunton - 5 £31,818 -
Bridgwater +1 1 £20,500 -42.65%
Street -5 1 £110,000 +37.50%
Software Engineer
South West

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Somerset 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 89 (97.80%) Software Engineering
2 73 (80.22%) C#
3 64 (70.33%) C++
4 43 (47.25%) HTML
5 41 (45.05%) .NET
6 36 (39.56%) Agile Software Development
7 30 (32.97%) Mathematics
8 29 (31.87%) Degree
9 28 (30.77%) SQL
10 26 (28.57%) Computer Science
11 25 (27.47%) Software Testing
11 25 (27.47%) Java
11 25 (27.47%) Manufacturing
12 24 (26.37%) JavaScript
12 24 (26.37%) OO
13 22 (24.18%) CSS
14 21 (23.08%) WPF
15 20 (21.98%) SC Cleared
15 20 (21.98%) Security Cleared
16 19 (20.88%) Java EE
16 19 (20.88%) WCF
16 19 (20.88%) XML
16 19 (20.88%) HTML5
16 19 (20.88%) Mentoring
17 18 (19.78%) Software Architecture
17 18 (19.78%) SQL Server
17 18 (19.78%) Python
17 18 (19.78%) Scrum
17 18 (19.78%) DV Cleared
17 18 (19.78%) Requirements Analysis

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Somerset 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 7 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.20%) IIS
3 1 (1.10%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (4.40%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.10%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.10%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (19.78%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.30%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (13.19%) NUnit
2 8 (8.79%) Visual Studio
3 4 (4.40%) Eclipse
4 3 (3.30%) Selenium
4 3 (3.30%) FitNesse
4 3 (3.30%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.20%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.10%) PEAR
6 1 (1.10%) PHPUnit
6 1 (1.10%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (1.10%) Trac
6 1 (1.10%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.10%) Subversion
6 1 (1.10%) WATIR
6 1 (1.10%) JUnit
General
1 25 (27.47%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.10%) Retail
2 1 (1.10%) Electronics
2 1 (1.10%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (47.25%) HTML
2 41 (45.05%) .NET
3 22 (24.18%) CSS
4 21 (23.08%) WPF
5 19 (20.88%) HTML5
5 19 (20.88%) XML
5 19 (20.88%) Java EE
5 19 (20.88%) WCF
6 11 (12.09%) Web Services
6 11 (12.09%) ASP.NET
7 4 (4.40%) Spring
8 3 (3.30%) J2EE
8 3 (3.30%) MFC
8 3 (3.30%) jQuery
9 2 (2.20%) Qt
9 2 (2.20%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 2 (2.20%) STL
9 2 (2.20%) .NET Framework
10 1 (1.10%) Ajax
10 1 (1.10%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 30 (32.97%) Mathematics
2 26 (28.57%) Computer Science
3 11 (12.09%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.10%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.10%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.10%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 14 (15.38%) Windows
2 5 (5.49%) Linux
3 3 (3.30%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.20%) Android
4 2 (2.20%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (97.80%) Software Engineering
2 36 (39.56%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (27.47%) Software Testing
4 24 (26.37%) OO
5 19 (20.88%) Mentoring
6 18 (19.78%) Software Architecture
6 18 (19.78%) Requirements Analysis
6 18 (19.78%) Scrum
7 14 (15.38%) Unit Testing
8 13 (14.29%) Logistics
9 11 (12.09%) Automated Testing
10 6 (6.59%) OOD
11 4 (4.40%) ITIL
11 4 (4.40%) TDD
11 4 (4.40%) Image Processing
12 3 (3.30%) OOP
12 3 (3.30%) MVVM
12 3 (3.30%) Web Development
12 3 (3.30%) CAD
13 2 (2.20%) UML
Programming Languages
1 73 (80.22%) C#
2 64 (70.33%) C++
3 28 (30.77%) SQL
4 25 (27.47%) Java
5 24 (26.37%) JavaScript
6 18 (19.78%) Python
7 15 (16.48%) C
8 8 (8.79%) VB.NET
9 3 (3.30%) Delphi
10 2 (2.20%) PHP
10 2 (2.20%) Embedded C
11 1 (1.10%) Ruby
11 1 (1.10%) PHP5
11 1 (1.10%) Groovy
11 1 (1.10%) Ada
11 1 (1.10%) VC++
11 1 (1.10%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (31.87%) Degree
2 20 (21.98%) SC Cleared
2 20 (21.98%) Security Cleared
3 18 (19.78%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 14 (15.38%) Oracle
2 6 (6.59%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.10%) Zend
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