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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 40 37 33
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 337 371 357
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 5.81% 6.32% 6.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.06% 6.63% 7.00%
Number of salaries quoted 273 348 313
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,600 £21,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £49,400 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
5557 5598 5102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.81% 95.43% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 4651 4691 4493
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,579
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 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
(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 +13 136 £40,000 +19.40% 16
Gloucestershire -13 66 £40,000 +14.28% 5
Devon 0 37 £36,000 +20.00% 5
Somerset -3 37 £32,500 - 13
Dorset -20 32 £37,500 +15.38% 7
Wiltshire -8 22 £40,000 - 5
Cornwall -12 2 £19,500 -44.28%
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

1 624 (93.27%) Software Engineering
2 374 (55.90%) C++
3 282 (42.15%) C#
3 282 (42.15%) Java
4 246 (36.77%) Agile Software Development
5 225 (33.63%) Degree
6 217 (32.44%) C
7 208 (31.09%) Linux
8 166 (24.81%) OO
9 159 (23.77%) .NET
10 156 (23.32%) SQL
11 155 (23.17%) JavaScript
12 153 (22.87%) Computer Science
13 149 (22.27%) Python
14 143 (21.38%) HTML
15 130 (19.43%) Scrum
16 129 (19.28%) Windows
17 113 (16.89%) Mathematics
18 105 (15.70%) Spring
19 98 (14.65%) CSS
19 98 (14.65%) MySQL
20 97 (14.50%) OOD
21 95 (14.20%) SQL Server
22 93 (13.90%) TDD
23 91 (13.60%) Oracle
24 80 (11.96%) Security Cleared
25 78 (11.66%) UML
26 75 (11.21%) OOP
27 73 (10.91%) Finance
28 72 (10.76%) J2EE

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 48 (7.17%) JBoss
2 37 (5.53%) WebSphere
3 34 (5.08%) Node.js
4 29 (4.33%) WebLogic
5 26 (3.89%) Tomcat
6 23 (3.44%) OpenStack
7 18 (2.69%) Elasticsearch
8 16 (2.39%) SharePoint
9 13 (1.94%) Apache ServiceMix
10 9 (1.35%) IIS
11 8 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
11 8 (1.20%) Apache
12 3 (0.45%) ColdFusion
12 3 (0.45%) Umbraco
13 2 (0.30%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.30%) nginx
13 2 (0.30%) LiveLink
14 1 (0.15%) MQSeries
14 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
14 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 24 (3.59%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.45%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.09%) SaaS
2 11 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (1.64%) PaaS
3 10 (1.49%) Google App Engine
3 10 (1.49%) Google Cloud Platform
4 8 (1.20%) HP Helion
5 4 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.45%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (0.30%) IaaS
8 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 42 (6.28%) TCP/IP
2 25 (3.74%) HTTP
3 14 (2.09%) Internet
4 9 (1.35%) Ethernet
5 6 (0.90%) Wireless
6 5 (0.75%) Firewall
6 5 (0.75%) DLNA
7 2 (0.30%) LTE
7 2 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.30%) LDAP
7 2 (0.30%) IPv4
7 2 (0.30%) DNS
7 2 (0.30%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.30%) SNMP
7 2 (0.30%) Broadband
7 2 (0.30%) SMTP
7 2 (0.30%) DHCP
8 1 (0.15%) GSM
8 1 (0.15%) FTP
8 1 (0.15%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (14.65%) MySQL
2 95 (14.20%) SQL Server
3 33 (4.93%) Relational Database
4 31 (4.63%) MongoDB
5 30 (4.48%) RDBMS
6 21 (3.14%) PostgreSQL
7 17 (2.54%) Big Data
8 12 (1.79%) Hadoop
9 9 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
10 8 (1.20%) Oracle Database
10 8 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (0.75%) SQLite
13 4 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
13 4 (0.60%) Apache Accumulo
13 4 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (0.60%) SQLPlus
14 3 (0.45%) NoSQL
14 3 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 1 (0.15%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 69 (10.31%) Git (software)
2 57 (8.52%) Eclipse
3 49 (7.32%) JUnit
4 48 (7.17%) Subversion
5 37 (5.53%) Maven
6 34 (5.08%) Jenkins
7 27 (4.04%) Eclipse RCP
8 26 (3.89%) Ant
9 25 (3.74%) Hudson
10 21 (3.14%) Gradle
11 20 (2.99%) Artifactory
12 18 (2.69%) Selenium
13 15 (2.24%) Visual Studio
13 15 (2.24%) FitNesse
13 15 (2.24%) JIRA
14 13 (1.94%) ClearCase
15 12 (1.79%) NUnit
16 11 (1.64%) Rational DOORS
17 9 (1.35%) Jasmine
18 8 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 73 (10.91%) Finance
2 62 (9.27%) Electronics
3 38 (5.68%) Aerospace
4 32 (4.78%) Telecoms
5 30 (4.48%) Banking
6 22 (3.29%) French Language
7 21 (3.14%) Retail
8 20 (2.99%) Military
9 19 (2.84%) Manufacturing
10 16 (2.39%) Automotive
11 14 (2.09%) Games
12 10 (1.49%) Marketing
13 8 (1.20%) Advertising
14 6 (0.90%) Avionics
15 4 (0.60%) Billing
16 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.15%) Legal
16 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
16 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (23.77%) .NET
2 143 (21.38%) HTML
3 105 (15.70%) Spring
4 98 (14.65%) CSS
5 72 (10.76%) J2EE
6 68 (10.16%) XML
7 59 (8.82%) Web Services
8 57 (8.52%) Apache Camel
9 54 (8.07%) HTML5
10 49 (7.32%) ASP.NET
11 43 (6.43%) Apache CXF
12 41 (6.13%) Hibernate
13 40 (5.98%) jQuery
14 34 (5.08%) WPF
15 31 (4.63%) REST
16 29 (4.33%) Middleware
17 28 (4.19%) Java EE
18 27 (4.04%) GWT
19 25 (3.74%) STL
20 23 (3.44%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 153 (22.87%) Computer Science
2 113 (16.89%) Mathematics
3 39 (5.83%) Open Source
4 30 (4.48%) Physics
5 28 (4.19%) Algorithms
6 22 (3.29%) Client/Server
7 19 (2.84%) Enterprise Software
7 19 (2.84%) Embedded Systems
8 18 (2.69%) MPEG
9 16 (2.39%) Analytical Skills
10 15 (2.24%) User Experience
10 15 (2.24%) PKI
11 14 (2.09%) Visualisation
11 14 (2.09%) N-Tier
12 13 (1.94%) Device Driver
12 13 (1.94%) Inversion of Control
12 13 (1.94%) SWIFT
13 9 (1.35%) Enterprise Cloud
14 7 (1.05%) Public Cloud
15 6 (0.90%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 208 (31.09%) Linux
2 129 (19.28%) Windows
3 58 (8.67%) UNIX
4 33 (4.93%) Android
5 23 (3.44%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.35%) Embedded Linux
7 6 (0.90%) CentOS
7 6 (0.90%) Windows Phone
7 6 (0.90%) Windows 8
7 6 (0.90%) Debian
8 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.30%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.30%) AIX
8 2 (0.30%) Solaris
8 2 (0.30%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.30%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.15%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 624 (93.27%) Software Engineering
2 246 (36.77%) Agile Software Development
3 166 (24.81%) OO
4 130 (19.43%) Scrum
5 97 (14.50%) OOD
6 93 (13.90%) TDD
7 78 (11.66%) UML
8 75 (11.21%) OOP
9 52 (7.77%) Unit Testing
9 52 (7.77%) Multithreading
10 46 (6.88%) Software Testing
11 45 (6.73%) Continuous Integration
12 43 (6.43%) MVC
12 43 (6.43%) Mentoring
13 32 (4.78%) Procedural Programming
14 30 (4.48%) Software Architecture
15 29 (4.33%) Problem Management
15 29 (4.33%) Signal Processing
16 25 (3.74%) Pair Programming
16 25 (3.74%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 374 (55.90%) C++
2 282 (42.15%) C#
2 282 (42.15%) Java
3 217 (32.44%) C
4 156 (23.32%) SQL
5 155 (23.17%) JavaScript
6 149 (22.27%) Python
7 48 (7.17%) Perl
8 46 (6.88%) Ruby
9 42 (6.28%) Embedded C
10 27 (4.04%) Scala
10 27 (4.04%) Bash Shell
11 24 (3.59%) Clojure
12 22 (3.29%) Embedded C++
13 16 (2.39%) PHP
14 15 (2.24%) VB.NET
15 12 (1.79%) Assembly Language
16 11 (1.64%) T-SQL
17 10 (1.49%) Objective-C
18 7 (1.05%) Go
Qualifications
1 225 (33.63%) Degree
2 80 (11.96%) Security Cleared
3 56 (8.37%) SC Cleared
4 44 (6.58%) DV Cleared
5 12 (1.79%) PhD
6 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.15%) ISEB
7 1 (0.15%) HND
7 1 (0.15%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (5.38%) QA
2 16 (2.39%) DO-178B
3 6 (0.90%) SLA
4 3 (0.45%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.30%) JTAG
5 2 (0.30%) IEC 61508
5 2 (0.30%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.15%) ARP4754
System Software
1 49 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (3.59%) Firmware
3 22 (3.29%) Hyper-V
4 19 (2.84%) Docker
5 11 (1.64%) KVM
6 9 (1.35%) LXC
6 9 (1.35%) Xen
7 3 (0.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.30%) qmail
8 2 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.30%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.45%) Kubernetes
2 3 (0.45%) Puppet
3 2 (0.30%) Zenoss
3 2 (0.30%) yum
3 2 (0.30%) Nagios
3 2 (0.30%) Kibana
3 2 (0.30%) Graphite
4 1 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.15%) Ansible
Vendors
1 91 (13.60%) Oracle
2 56 (8.37%) Microsoft
3 51 (7.62%) VMware
4 25 (3.74%) IBM
4 25 (3.74%) Google
5 17 (2.54%) hybris
6 10 (1.49%) Rackspace
7 9 (1.35%) TIBCO
8 8 (1.20%) HP
8 8 (1.20%) Sybase
9 7 (1.05%) Hyland
10 6 (0.90%) Wind River
10 6 (0.90%) Xamarin
10 6 (0.90%) Red Hat
11 5 (0.75%) SAP
12 4 (0.60%) Zend
12 4 (0.60%) CA
13 2 (0.30%) Minitab
13 2 (0.30%) Cisco
14 1 (0.15%) Apple
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