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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 36 47 28
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 386 305 385
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 6.57% 4.96% 7.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.84% 5.18% 7.73%
Number of salaries quoted 322 270 353
Average salary £39,500 £35,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.85% +4.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £21,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £51,000 £46,000
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
5646 5888 4979
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.09% 95.80% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 4809 4890 4300
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +18 203 £42,500 +21.42% 30
Gloucestershire +5 70 £40,000 -11.11% 18
Dorset -9 34 £30,500 +1.66% 3
Wiltshire 0 28 £35,000 -12.50% 3
Somerset -14 28 £34,000 -2.85% 12
Devon -8 17 £36,000 -8.28% 6
Cornwall -11 1 £45,000 +38.46% 1
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 696 (94.57%) Software Engineering
2 389 (52.85%) Java
3 368 (50.00%) C++
4 301 (40.90%) Agile Software Development
5 268 (36.41%) C#
6 251 (34.10%) Linux
7 239 (32.47%) C
7 239 (32.47%) Degree
8 205 (27.85%) Python
9 166 (22.55%) JavaScript
10 158 (21.47%) OO
11 144 (19.57%) HTML
12 141 (19.16%) .NET
13 137 (18.61%) SQL
14 136 (18.48%) Computer Science
15 135 (18.34%) Oracle
15 135 (18.34%) Windows
16 132 (17.93%) Scrum
17 116 (15.76%) Git (software)
17 116 (15.76%) SDLC
18 106 (14.40%) TDD
19 105 (14.27%) VMware
20 102 (13.86%) CSS
21 99 (13.45%) Web Services
22 96 (13.04%) Spring
22 96 (13.04%) SQL Server
23 94 (12.77%) Mathematics
24 92 (12.50%) Security Cleared
24 92 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
24 92 (12.50%) J2EE

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (6.52%) Node.js
2 44 (5.98%) WebLogic
3 43 (5.84%) OpenStack
4 39 (5.30%) JBoss
5 35 (4.76%) WebSphere
6 30 (4.08%) Elasticsearch
7 21 (2.85%) Tomcat
8 17 (2.31%) Apache ServiceMix
9 7 (0.95%) nginx
9 7 (0.95%) SharePoint
10 5 (0.68%) ColdFusion
10 5 (0.68%) Umbraco
11 4 (0.54%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.41%) IIS
13 1 (0.14%) MQSeries
13 1 (0.14%) Drupal
13 1 (0.14%) Mule ESB
13 1 (0.14%) Mule
13 1 (0.14%) Apache Solr
13 1 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 14 (1.90%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.68%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 11 (1.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 52 (7.07%) SaaS
2 41 (5.57%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (4.89%) PaaS
4 34 (4.62%) Google App Engine
4 34 (4.62%) Google Cloud Platform
5 29 (3.94%) IaaS
6 20 (2.72%) HP Helion
7 10 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
9 3 (0.41%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 74 (10.05%) TCP/IP
2 27 (3.67%) HTTP
3 15 (2.04%) Internet
4 13 (1.77%) Ethernet
5 8 (1.09%) DLNA
6 7 (0.95%) SSL
7 4 (0.54%) IPv4
7 4 (0.54%) Wireless
8 3 (0.41%) LTE
8 3 (0.41%) Firewall
8 3 (0.41%) DNS
8 3 (0.41%) VoIP
8 3 (0.41%) DHCP
9 2 (0.27%) Broadband
9 2 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.14%) NAS
10 1 (0.14%) GSM
10 1 (0.14%) LAN
10 1 (0.14%) SMS
10 1 (0.14%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 89 (12.09%) MySQL
3 44 (5.98%) Relational Database
4 43 (5.84%) MongoDB
5 41 (5.57%) RDBMS
6 39 (5.30%) Big Data
7 19 (2.58%) PostgreSQL
8 18 (2.45%) Hadoop
9 10 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
10 9 (1.22%) NoSQL
11 6 (0.82%) SQLite
12 4 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (0.54%) Apache Hive
12 4 (0.54%) Apache Accumulo
12 4 (0.54%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
14 2 (0.27%) Crystal Reports
14 2 (0.27%) MS Access
14 2 (0.27%) Redis
14 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 116 (15.76%) Git (software)
2 79 (10.73%) Maven
3 67 (9.10%) Jenkins
4 66 (8.97%) Ant
5 63 (8.56%) Eclipse
6 55 (7.47%) Artifactory
7 54 (7.34%) Gradle
8 53 (7.20%) Hudson
8 53 (7.20%) JUnit
9 45 (6.11%) Subversion
10 27 (3.67%) Eclipse RCP
11 19 (2.58%) ClearCase
12 17 (2.31%) Selenium
13 14 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
14 13 (1.77%) Visual Studio
15 12 (1.63%) JIRA
16 11 (1.49%) Rational DOORS
17 10 (1.36%) FitNesse
18 8 (1.09%) NUnit
19 7 (0.95%) NetBeans
General
1 91 (12.36%) Telecoms
2 65 (8.83%) Finance
3 64 (8.70%) Electronics
4 37 (5.03%) Aerospace
5 30 (4.08%) Military
6 28 (3.80%) Games
7 25 (3.40%) Banking
7 25 (3.40%) Manufacturing
8 22 (2.99%) Retail
9 18 (2.45%) Automotive
10 15 (2.04%) Marketing
11 14 (1.90%) French Language
12 6 (0.82%) Avionics
13 5 (0.68%) Advertising
14 3 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.27%) Billing
16 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
16 1 (0.14%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (19.57%) HTML
2 141 (19.16%) .NET
3 102 (13.86%) CSS
4 99 (13.45%) Web Services
5 96 (13.04%) Spring
6 92 (12.50%) J2EE
7 70 (9.51%) XML
8 61 (8.29%) HTML5
9 54 (7.34%) Apache Camel
10 51 (6.93%) REST
11 43 (5.84%) Hibernate
12 42 (5.71%) jQuery
13 41 (5.57%) ASP.NET
14 37 (5.03%) Middleware
15 33 (4.48%) Apache CXF
16 32 (4.35%) Java EE
16 32 (4.35%) WPF
17 29 (3.94%) CSS3
18 27 (3.67%) GWT
19 21 (2.85%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 136 (18.48%) Computer Science
2 94 (12.77%) Mathematics
3 59 (8.02%) Digital Media
4 40 (5.43%) Algorithms
5 31 (4.21%) Physics
6 24 (3.26%) Client/Server
7 23 (3.13%) User Experience
8 22 (2.99%) Visualisation
9 21 (2.85%) Inversion of Control
10 20 (2.72%) PKI
11 19 (2.58%) Public Cloud
12 18 (2.45%) Embedded Systems
12 18 (2.45%) N-Tier
13 17 (2.31%) SWIFT
13 17 (2.31%) Analytical Skills
14 16 (2.17%) Xbox
15 14 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
16 11 (1.49%) MPEG
16 11 (1.49%) DTV
17 7 (0.95%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 251 (34.10%) Linux
2 135 (18.34%) Windows
3 83 (11.28%) UNIX
4 50 (6.79%) Android
5 34 (4.62%) Apple iOS
6 16 (2.17%) Windows 8
6 16 (2.17%) Windows Phone
7 9 (1.22%) Embedded Linux
8 3 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.41%) Windows CE
8 3 (0.41%) Debian
8 3 (0.41%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.27%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.27%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.27%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.14%) AIX
10 1 (0.14%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 696 (94.57%) Software Engineering
2 301 (40.90%) Agile Software Development
3 158 (21.47%) OO
4 132 (17.93%) Scrum
5 116 (15.76%) SDLC
6 106 (14.40%) TDD
7 92 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
8 81 (11.01%) UML
9 70 (9.51%) OOD
10 62 (8.42%) Unit Testing
11 54 (7.34%) OOP
12 49 (6.66%) Mentoring
13 46 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
14 44 (5.98%) Open Source
14 44 (5.98%) MVC
14 44 (5.98%) Software Testing
15 43 (5.84%) Multithreading
16 41 (5.57%) Data Management
17 33 (4.48%) OOA/OOD
18 31 (4.21%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 389 (52.85%) Java
2 368 (50.00%) C++
3 268 (36.41%) C#
4 239 (32.47%) C
5 205 (27.85%) Python
6 166 (22.55%) JavaScript
7 137 (18.61%) SQL
8 73 (9.92%) Scala
9 72 (9.78%) Ruby
10 71 (9.65%) Clojure
11 65 (8.83%) Perl
12 36 (4.89%) Embedded C
13 28 (3.80%) Bash Shell
14 21 (2.85%) Embedded C++
15 20 (2.72%) VB.NET
16 17 (2.31%) XAML
17 16 (2.17%) Assembly Language
17 16 (2.17%) MATLAB
17 16 (2.17%) Go
18 13 (1.77%) PHP
Qualifications
1 239 (32.47%) Degree
2 92 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 62 (8.42%) SC Cleared
4 39 (5.30%) DV Cleared
5 9 (1.22%) PhD
6 2 (0.27%) ISEB
6 2 (0.27%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (4.62%) QA
2 19 (2.58%) DO-178B
3 4 (0.54%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.54%) SLA
4 3 (0.41%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.27%) GAMP
6 1 (0.14%) ARP4754
6 1 (0.14%) TickIT
System Software
1 91 (12.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 54 (7.34%) Docker
3 38 (5.16%) Xen
4 34 (4.62%) LXC
5 29 (3.94%) KVM
5 29 (3.94%) Firmware
6 20 (2.72%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.54%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (1.22%) Ansible
3 8 (1.09%) Puppet
4 7 (0.95%) Kibana
4 7 (0.95%) Graphite
5 3 (0.41%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 135 (18.34%) Oracle
2 105 (14.27%) VMware
3 62 (8.42%) Microsoft
4 54 (7.34%) Google
5 26 (3.53%) Rackspace
6 20 (2.72%) HP
7 17 (2.31%) IBM
8 16 (2.17%) Xamarin
9 15 (2.04%) Sybase
10 14 (1.90%) hybris
11 11 (1.49%) SAP
12 9 (1.22%) BEA
13 7 (0.95%) TIBCO
14 5 (0.68%) Hyland
15 4 (0.54%) Intel
16 3 (0.41%) Cisco
17 2 (0.27%) Minitab
17 2 (0.27%) Borland
18 1 (0.14%) Apple
18 1 (0.14%) ATG
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