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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 41 37 31
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 343 342 393
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 5.59% 5.91% 7.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.81% 6.20% 7.41%
Number of salaries quoted 279 315 341
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £21,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £49,274 £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
5900 5512 5301
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.12% 95.22% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 4834 4637 4668
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £54,000
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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +1 106 £40,000 +19.40% 28
Gloucestershire -12 82 £40,000 - 4
Dorset -10 54 £37,500 +15.38% 6
Devon +10 40 £36,000 -4.00% 8
Somerset +1 39 £34,000 -2.85% 12
Wiltshire 0 15 £46,500 +16.25% 5
Cornwall -11 4 £19,500 -44.28%
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 626 (93.57%) Software Engineering
2 388 (58.00%) C++
3 284 (42.45%) C#
4 255 (38.12%) Java
5 228 (34.08%) Degree
6 226 (33.78%) Agile Software Development
7 207 (30.94%) Linux
8 204 (30.49%) C
9 183 (27.35%) OO
10 159 (23.77%) Computer Science
11 150 (22.42%) JavaScript
12 146 (21.82%) .NET
13 139 (20.78%) Python
14 135 (20.18%) HTML
14 135 (20.18%) SQL
15 134 (20.03%) Windows
16 114 (17.04%) Mathematics
17 109 (16.29%) Scrum
18 107 (15.99%) OOD
19 95 (14.20%) MySQL
20 94 (14.05%) Spring
21 91 (13.60%) CSS
22 86 (12.86%) Oracle
22 86 (12.86%) Security Cleared
23 84 (12.56%) SQL Server
24 77 (11.51%) TDD
25 76 (11.36%) UML
26 67 (10.01%) Finance
27 66 (9.87%) J2EE
28 65 (9.72%) OOP

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 40 (5.98%) JBoss
2 29 (4.33%) WebSphere
3 28 (4.19%) Node.js
4 26 (3.89%) Tomcat
5 23 (3.44%) OpenStack
6 21 (3.14%) WebLogic
7 16 (2.39%) SharePoint
8 14 (2.09%) Elasticsearch
9 13 (1.94%) Apache
10 10 (1.49%) IIS
10 10 (1.49%) Apache ServiceMix
11 8 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
12 3 (0.45%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.30%) LiveLink
13 2 (0.30%) nginx
14 1 (0.15%) Drupal
14 1 (0.15%) Umbraco
14 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
14 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
14 1 (0.15%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 23 (3.44%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.15%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.64%) SaaS
2 8 (1.20%) PaaS
2 8 (1.20%) HP Helion
2 8 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
2 8 (1.20%) Google App Engine
2 8 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.15%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (7.17%) TCP/IP
2 30 (4.48%) HTTP
3 17 (2.54%) Internet
4 12 (1.79%) Ethernet
5 9 (1.35%) Firewall
6 7 (1.05%) Kerberos
6 7 (1.05%) SNMP
6 7 (1.05%) LDAP
6 7 (1.05%) SMTP
7 6 (0.90%) Wireless
8 2 (0.30%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.30%) VPN
8 2 (0.30%) DLNA
9 1 (0.15%) SSL
9 1 (0.15%) Network Security
9 1 (0.15%) NAS
9 1 (0.15%) IPsec
9 1 (0.15%) Broadband
9 1 (0.15%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (14.20%) MySQL
2 84 (12.56%) SQL Server
3 26 (3.89%) PostgreSQL
3 26 (3.89%) MongoDB
3 26 (3.89%) Relational Database
4 24 (3.59%) RDBMS
5 15 (2.24%) Big Data
5 15 (2.24%) Hadoop
6 10 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (1.35%) Oracle Database
8 8 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (0.90%) Apache Accumulo
11 4 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (0.60%) SQLite
11 4 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (0.60%) SQLPlus
12 3 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.45%) NoSQL
13 1 (0.15%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 55 (8.22%) Git (software)
2 48 (7.17%) Eclipse
2 48 (7.17%) Subversion
3 41 (6.13%) JUnit
4 29 (4.33%) Jenkins
5 27 (4.04%) Maven
6 21 (3.14%) Hudson
7 20 (2.99%) Ant
8 19 (2.84%) Eclipse RCP
9 18 (2.69%) Artifactory
10 17 (2.54%) Visual Studio
10 17 (2.54%) NUnit
11 15 (2.24%) Gradle
11 15 (2.24%) Selenium
12 13 (1.94%) Jasmine
13 11 (1.64%) FitNesse
14 10 (1.49%) ClearCase
15 9 (1.35%) JIRA
16 7 (1.05%) Bugzilla
16 7 (1.05%) Rational DOORS
General
1 67 (10.01%) Finance
2 53 (7.92%) Electronics
3 40 (5.98%) Aerospace
4 27 (4.04%) Telecoms
5 25 (3.74%) Banking
6 20 (2.99%) Manufacturing
7 19 (2.84%) French Language
8 18 (2.69%) Military
9 17 (2.54%) Retail
10 14 (2.09%) Automotive
11 8 (1.20%) Advertising
11 8 (1.20%) Marketing
12 6 (0.90%) Avionics
13 5 (0.75%) Games
14 4 (0.60%) Billing
15 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
15 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.15%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (21.82%) .NET
2 135 (20.18%) HTML
3 94 (14.05%) Spring
4 91 (13.60%) CSS
5 66 (9.87%) J2EE
6 63 (9.42%) HTML5
7 61 (9.12%) XML
8 54 (8.07%) Web Services
9 47 (7.03%) Apache Camel
10 46 (6.88%) ASP.NET
11 42 (6.28%) jQuery
12 39 (5.83%) Hibernate
13 36 (5.38%) Apache CXF
14 31 (4.63%) Qt
14 31 (4.63%) WPF
15 29 (4.33%) REST
16 25 (3.74%) Middleware
16 25 (3.74%) STL
16 25 (3.74%) AngularJS
17 24 (3.59%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 159 (23.77%) Computer Science
2 114 (17.04%) Mathematics
3 49 (7.32%) Open Source
4 33 (4.93%) Physics
5 25 (3.74%) Algorithms
6 20 (2.99%) Client/Server
7 19 (2.84%) Embedded Systems
7 19 (2.84%) Enterprise Software
8 16 (2.39%) MPEG
9 15 (2.24%) Device Driver
9 15 (2.24%) Analytical Skills
10 13 (1.94%) Enterprise Cloud
10 13 (1.94%) PKI
11 11 (1.64%) Visualisation
11 11 (1.64%) N-Tier
12 10 (1.49%) Inversion of Control
12 10 (1.49%) SWIFT
13 9 (1.35%) Artificial Intelligence
13 9 (1.35%) Neural Network
14 8 (1.20%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 207 (30.94%) Linux
2 134 (20.03%) Windows
3 51 (7.62%) UNIX
4 26 (3.89%) Android
5 17 (2.54%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.05%) Embedded Linux
6 7 (1.05%) Solaris
7 6 (0.90%) Debian
7 6 (0.90%) CentOS
8 2 (0.30%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.30%) AIX
8 2 (0.30%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.30%) Windows CE
8 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.15%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 626 (93.57%) Software Engineering
2 226 (33.78%) Agile Software Development
3 183 (27.35%) OO
4 109 (16.29%) Scrum
5 107 (15.99%) OOD
6 77 (11.51%) TDD
7 76 (11.36%) UML
8 65 (9.72%) OOP
9 53 (7.92%) Multithreading
10 48 (7.17%) Unit Testing
11 43 (6.43%) Software Testing
11 43 (6.43%) MVC
12 41 (6.13%) Mentoring
13 39 (5.83%) Continuous Integration
13 39 (5.83%) Signal Processing
14 32 (4.78%) Digital Signal Processing
15 27 (4.04%) Software Architecture
16 26 (3.89%) Cyber Security
17 25 (3.74%) Procedural Programming
18 24 (3.59%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 388 (58.00%) C++
2 284 (42.45%) C#
3 255 (38.12%) Java
4 204 (30.49%) C
5 150 (22.42%) JavaScript
6 139 (20.78%) Python
7 135 (20.18%) SQL
8 49 (7.32%) Perl
9 44 (6.58%) Ruby
10 41 (6.13%) Embedded C
11 26 (3.89%) Bash Shell
12 23 (3.44%) Embedded C++
13 19 (2.84%) Scala
14 17 (2.54%) Clojure
15 16 (2.39%) PHP
16 15 (2.24%) Assembly Language
17 13 (1.94%) VB.NET
18 10 (1.49%) T-SQL
19 7 (1.05%) Bourne shell
20 6 (0.90%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 228 (34.08%) Degree
2 86 (12.86%) Security Cleared
3 56 (8.37%) SC Cleared
4 45 (6.73%) DV Cleared
5 16 (2.39%) PhD
6 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.15%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.15%) ISEB
7 1 (0.15%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (5.53%) QA
2 14 (2.09%) DO-178B
3 6 (0.90%) SLA
4 3 (0.45%) TickIT
4 3 (0.45%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.45%) IEC 61508
5 2 (0.30%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.30%) JTAG
6 1 (0.15%) ARP4754
System Software
1 35 (5.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (2.84%) Hyper-V
2 19 (2.84%) Firmware
3 17 (2.54%) Docker
4 9 (1.35%) LXC
4 9 (1.35%) Xen
4 9 (1.35%) KVM
5 7 (1.05%) Active Directory
5 7 (1.05%) qmail
6 3 (0.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 10 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (1.20%) Puppet
3 7 (1.05%) yum
3 7 (1.05%) Nagios
3 7 (1.05%) Zenoss
4 3 (0.45%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.30%) Kibana
5 2 (0.30%) Graphite
6 1 (0.15%) Ansible
6 1 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 86 (12.86%) Oracle
2 50 (7.47%) Microsoft
3 36 (5.38%) VMware
4 22 (3.29%) IBM
5 18 (2.69%) Google
6 15 (2.24%) hybris
7 14 (2.09%) Hyland
8 9 (1.35%) TIBCO
9 8 (1.20%) HP
9 8 (1.20%) Sybase
9 8 (1.20%) Rackspace
10 6 (0.90%) Red Hat
10 6 (0.90%) Wind River
11 5 (0.75%) Zend
12 4 (0.60%) CA
13 3 (0.45%) SAP
13 3 (0.45%) Twitter
14 2 (0.30%) Adobe
14 2 (0.30%) SolarWinds
14 2 (0.30%) Minitab
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
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Salary: £17000 - £21000 per annum
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Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Dorset
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Salary: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Somerset
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Salary: Bens
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: Unspecified £Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + relocation assistance
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Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: 35,000-45,000
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Somerset
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Health
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Salary: £40000 per annum + bonus + bens
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