The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the South West 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 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 68 42 44
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 232 342 317
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 4.10% 5.53% 5.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.24% 5.68% 5.69%
Number of salaries quoted 209 278 296
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £25,350 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £48,200
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Software Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the South West 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
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5476 6026 5572
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.77% 97.49% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 4593 4950 4665
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Software Engineer Salary Trend in the South West

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the South West region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in the South West

Software Engineer
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. 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
Bristol -13 101 £40,750 -0.60% 12
Gloucestershire -7 59 £47,500 +18.75% 7
Dorset -8 25 £40,000 +3.22% 5
Somerset -14 25 £42,500 +25.00% 3
Wiltshire -9 11 £42,500 -8.60% 4
Devon -22 10 £41,250 +14.58% 3
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the South West 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.

1 557 (98.93%) Software Engineering
2 309 (54.88%) Java
3 286 (50.80%) C++
4 231 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
5 211 (37.48%) C#
6 194 (34.46%) Degree
7 167 (29.66%) JavaScript
8 163 (28.95%) Linux
9 152 (27.00%) OO
10 147 (26.11%) C
11 143 (25.40%) SQL
12 126 (22.38%) HTML
13 124 (22.02%) Telecoms
14 119 (21.14%) Python
15 114 (20.25%) Security Cleared
16 111 (19.72%) Computer Science
17 106 (18.83%) CSS
18 99 (17.58%) Spring
19 92 (16.34%) Web Services
20 91 (16.16%) Scrum
21 89 (15.81%) TDD
22 86 (15.28%) .NET
23 82 (14.56%) Oracle
24 81 (14.39%) Digital Media
25 72 (12.79%) MySQL
26 70 (12.43%) SQL Server
26 70 (12.43%) Mathematics
27 69 (12.26%) Git (software)
27 69 (12.26%) J2EE
28 68 (12.08%) Hibernate

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the South West 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 40 (7.10%) JBoss
2 32 (5.68%) OpenStack
2 32 (5.68%) WebSphere
3 27 (4.80%) Node.js
4 26 (4.62%) Apache
5 22 (3.91%) Elasticsearch
6 20 (3.55%) Apache Spark
7 17 (3.02%) Apache Solr
7 17 (3.02%) WebLogic
8 16 (2.84%) Tomcat
9 13 (2.31%) Apache Pig
10 9 (1.60%) SharePoint
11 6 (1.07%) Confluence
12 3 (0.53%) Drupal
12 3 (0.53%) IIS
12 3 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
13 2 (0.36%) Mule
14 1 (0.18%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (1.95%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.18%) MS Office
2 1 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.18%) MS Project
2 1 (0.18%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 7 (1.24%) Payment Gateway
1 7 (1.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.36%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 38 (6.75%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (2.31%) Google App Engine
2 13 (2.31%) Google Cloud Platform
3 10 (1.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.89%) SaaS
5 3 (0.53%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.36%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 2 (0.36%) GitHub
7 1 (0.18%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.18%) IaaS
7 1 (0.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (8.70%) TCP/IP
2 23 (4.09%) Internet
3 14 (2.49%) Firewall
4 11 (1.95%) HTTP
5 5 (0.89%) RS-485
5 5 (0.89%) SSL
6 3 (0.53%) DVB
6 3 (0.53%) VoIP
7 2 (0.36%) Wireless
8 1 (0.18%) ASN.1
8 1 (0.18%) IPsec
8 1 (0.18%) LTE
8 1 (0.18%) Network Security
8 1 (0.18%) RS-232
8 1 (0.18%) SS7
8 1 (0.18%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (12.79%) MySQL
2 70 (12.43%) SQL Server
3 62 (11.01%) Big Data
4 60 (10.66%) Hadoop
5 50 (8.88%) NoSQL
6 43 (7.64%) Relational Database
7 38 (6.75%) MongoDB
8 31 (5.51%) PostgreSQL
9 18 (3.20%) Oracle Database
10 16 (2.84%) RDBMS
11 14 (2.49%) Apache Hive
12 8 (1.42%) OrientDB
12 8 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
13 7 (1.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 7 (1.24%) Oracle Database 11g
13 7 (1.24%) SQL Server 2014
13 7 (1.24%) SQLite
14 6 (1.07%) Neo4j
14 6 (1.07%) Redis
Development Applications
1 69 (12.26%) Git (software)
2 65 (11.55%) JUnit
3 63 (11.19%) Eclipse
4 44 (7.82%) Maven
5 38 (6.75%) Ant
6 31 (5.51%) JIRA
7 30 (5.33%) Subversion
8 28 (4.97%) Cucumber
8 28 (4.97%) Visual Studio
9 21 (3.73%) Selenium
10 16 (2.84%) Jenkins
11 15 (2.66%) Team Foundation Server
12 14 (2.49%) Artifactory
12 14 (2.49%) Eclipse RCP
12 14 (2.49%) Sonatype Nexus
13 12 (2.13%) NUnit
14 7 (1.24%) Moq
14 7 (1.24%) Rhino Mocks
14 7 (1.24%) SpecFlow
15 6 (1.07%) Bitbucket
General
1 124 (22.02%) Telecoms
2 41 (7.28%) Finance
3 28 (4.97%) Electronics
4 27 (4.80%) Manufacturing
5 25 (4.44%) Aerospace
6 24 (4.26%) Banking
7 22 (3.91%) Games
8 21 (3.73%) Retail
9 18 (3.20%) Advertising
9 18 (3.20%) Marketing
10 12 (2.13%) Financial Institution
11 9 (1.60%) Military
12 8 (1.42%) Law
13 7 (1.24%) Automotive
13 7 (1.24%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (22.38%) HTML
2 106 (18.83%) CSS
3 99 (17.58%) Spring
4 92 (16.34%) Web Services
5 86 (15.28%) .NET
6 69 (12.26%) J2EE
7 68 (12.08%) Hibernate
8 65 (11.55%) AngularJS
9 61 (10.83%) HTML5
10 55 (9.77%) Java EE
11 51 (9.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 50 (8.88%) XML
13 43 (7.64%) ASP.NET
14 42 (7.46%) RESTful
15 40 (7.10%) jQuery
16 36 (6.39%) JSON
17 34 (6.04%) CSS3
18 29 (5.15%) EJB
18 29 (5.15%) JMS
19 28 (4.97%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 111 (19.72%) Computer Science
2 81 (14.39%) Digital Media
3 70 (12.43%) Mathematics
4 38 (6.75%) Algorithms
5 31 (5.51%) Client/Server
6 29 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
7 25 (4.44%) N-Tier
8 23 (4.09%) Physics
9 22 (3.91%) User Experience
10 20 (3.55%) Inversion of Control
11 19 (3.37%) Embedded Systems
12 18 (3.20%) SWIFT
13 17 (3.02%) Cybercrime
14 13 (2.31%) Mobile App
15 12 (2.13%) Visualisation
16 6 (1.07%) Data Structures
16 6 (1.07%) Device Driver
16 6 (1.07%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 5 (0.89%) e-Learning
17 5 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 163 (28.95%) Linux
2 60 (10.66%) Unix
3 57 (10.12%) Windows
4 49 (8.70%) Android
5 41 (7.28%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.60%) Embedded Linux
7 7 (1.24%) Windows 8
7 7 (1.24%) Windows Phone
8 5 (0.89%) Windows CE
9 4 (0.71%) Debian
9 4 (0.71%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.18%) AIX
11 1 (0.18%) LynxOS
11 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.18%) VxWorks
11 1 (0.18%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 557 (98.93%) Software Engineering
2 231 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
3 152 (27.00%) OO
4 91 (16.16%) Scrum
5 89 (15.81%) TDD
6 61 (10.83%) Cybersecurity
6 61 (10.83%) MVC
7 59 (10.48%) OOP
7 59 (10.48%) UML
8 57 (10.12%) SDLC
9 50 (8.88%) BDD
9 50 (8.88%) OOD
10 49 (8.70%) Unit Testing
11 46 (8.17%) Continuous Integration
12 44 (7.82%) Open Source
13 36 (6.39%) Configuration Management
13 36 (6.39%) OOA/OOD
14 34 (6.04%) Software Architecture
15 33 (5.86%) Multithreading
16 32 (5.68%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 309 (54.88%) Java
2 286 (50.80%) C++
3 211 (37.48%) C#
4 167 (29.66%) JavaScript
5 147 (26.11%) C
6 143 (25.40%) SQL
7 119 (21.14%) Python
8 43 (7.64%) Ruby
9 32 (5.68%) Perl
10 28 (4.97%) Scala
11 26 (4.62%) PHP
12 21 (3.73%) Objective-C
13 19 (3.37%) Clojure
14 15 (2.66%) Embedded C
15 13 (2.31%) Erlang
15 13 (2.31%) Go
15 13 (2.31%) Haskell
16 11 (1.95%) Embedded C++
17 10 (1.78%) Bash Shell
18 9 (1.60%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 194 (34.46%) Degree
2 114 (20.25%) Security Cleared
3 50 (8.88%) DV Cleared
4 24 (4.26%) SC Cleared
5 13 (2.31%) CCNA
5 13 (2.31%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (2.31%) CISSP
5 13 (2.31%) GIAC
5 13 (2.31%) Linux+ Certification
5 13 (2.31%) MCSE
5 13 (2.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (2.31%) SANS
5 13 (2.31%) SSCP
6 10 (1.78%) Network+ Certification
7 8 (1.42%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.73%) QA
2 18 (3.20%) ISO15022
2 18 (3.20%) ISO20022
3 5 (0.89%) DO-178B
4 4 (0.71%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.71%) MISRA
5 1 (0.18%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.18%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 18 (3.20%) Docker
2 14 (2.49%) Xen
3 13 (2.31%) LXC
4 11 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (1.78%) Firmware
6 5 (0.89%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.18%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 6 (1.07%) Ansible
2 5 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (0.89%) Puppet
3 1 (0.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 82 (14.56%) Oracle
2 28 (4.97%) Microsoft
3 22 (3.91%) Google
4 15 (2.66%) hybris
5 14 (2.49%) VMware
6 8 (1.42%) BEA
7 7 (1.24%) SAP
7 7 (1.24%) Sybase
7 7 (1.24%) Xamarin
8 5 (0.89%) Intel
9 4 (0.71%) Facebook
9 4 (0.71%) IBM
10 3 (0.53%) Adobe
10 3 (0.53%) Perforce
10 3 (0.53%) Twitter
11 1 (0.18%) ATG
11 1 (0.18%) Citrix
11 1 (0.18%) Green Hills
11 1 (0.18%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.18%) Telelogic
Taunton, Somerset
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £32211 per annum + Flexitime, Pension & More
Posted: 2 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
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Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Flexitime & More
Posted: 2 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Flexitime & More
Posted: 2 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 9 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 10 hours ago
Somerset
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £46000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
n-tier selection limited
Salary: £25000 - £34000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
set2recruit
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Searchability
Salary: £32000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Ability Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Connectus
Salary: £55000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Somerset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Porton Down, Salisbury, Wiltshire
DSTL
Salary: £30,500 DOE - £43,500 DOE + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £48000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £30000.0000000 - £50000.0000000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Polecat
Posted: 4 days ago
Cornwall
ProgresSWest
Salary: £25,000 - £40,000 per year
Posted: 7 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
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Salary: Competitive package based on qualifications and experience
Posted: 8 days ago
Poole
Spectrum IT
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Bristol
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Salary: £45k - 55k per year
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Bournemouth
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Posted: 16 days ago
Wimborne
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits & training
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Cheltenham
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Salary: £35k - 45k per year + Benefits
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Bristol
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
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Bristol
IQ Telecom
Salary: £36000 - £60000 per annum
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Bristol
People Source Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
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