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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 43 31 27
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 329 348 443
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 5.29% 6.95% 7.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.56% 7.32% 8.05%
Number of salaries quoted 287 314 415
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,250 £27,100
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £43,500 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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
5917 4756 5500
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.17% 94.99% 96.20%
Number of salaries quoted 4935 4113 4877
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 2014. 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 -13 100 £33,500 - 15
Gloucestershire -7 67 £40,000 +6.66% 6
Somerset +12 54 £32,500 -15.58% 12
Dorset -15 51 £30,000 -14.28% 8
Wiltshire -19 27 £36,250 +7.40% 8
Devon -14 20 £33,750 +3.84% 3
Cornwall - 3 £32,000 - 1
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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.

1 643 (95.40%) Software Engineering
2 383 (56.82%) C++
3 296 (43.92%) Degree
4 268 (39.76%) Java
5 254 (37.69%) C#
6 227 (33.68%) Computer Science
7 218 (32.34%) C
8 178 (26.41%) Windows
9 157 (23.29%) Agile Software Development
10 151 (22.40%) SQL
11 143 (21.22%) Linux
12 135 (20.03%) HTML
13 133 (19.73%) OO
14 128 (18.99%) JavaScript
15 114 (16.91%) .NET
16 112 (16.62%) Security Cleared
17 103 (15.28%) Scrum
18 93 (13.80%) Unit Testing
19 87 (12.91%) UML
20 83 (12.31%) Python
21 82 (12.17%) UNIX
21 82 (12.17%) Oracle
22 76 (11.28%) SQL Server
23 70 (10.39%) XML
24 69 (10.24%) Mathematics
25 67 (9.94%) Spring
26 66 (9.79%) Eclipse
27 65 (9.64%) Aerospace
28 61 (9.05%) OOD
29 59 (8.75%) OOP

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 37 (5.49%) WebLogic
2 33 (4.90%) WebSphere
3 19 (2.82%) Apache ServiceMix
4 18 (2.67%) Apache Solr
4 18 (2.67%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.19%) IIS
6 7 (1.04%) Tomcat
6 7 (1.04%) Apache
7 5 (0.74%) SAS
8 4 (0.59%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.30%) Node.js
10 1 (0.15%) WordPress
Applications
1 22 (3.26%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.45%) Simulink
3 1 (0.15%) MS Office
3 1 (0.15%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 8 (1.19%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.15%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.04%) SaaS
2 2 (0.30%) PaaS
3 1 (0.15%) Heroku
3 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (4.45%) TCP/IP
2 16 (2.37%) Internet
2 16 (2.37%) HTTP
3 12 (1.78%) SSL
4 11 (1.63%) Wireless
5 8 (1.19%) LTE
6 7 (1.04%) Ethernet
6 7 (1.04%) VoIP
6 7 (1.04%) 4G
7 5 (0.74%) FTP
7 5 (0.74%) iSCSI
7 5 (0.74%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (0.59%) SAN
8 4 (0.59%) DHCP
8 4 (0.59%) WAN
9 3 (0.45%) X.509
9 3 (0.45%) 802.15
9 3 (0.45%) Firewall
9 3 (0.45%) LDAP
10 2 (0.30%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (11.28%) SQL Server
2 54 (8.01%) MySQL
3 34 (5.04%) Hadoop
4 32 (4.75%) Relational Database
5 29 (4.30%) RDBMS
6 24 (3.56%) Big Data
7 11 (1.63%) Oracle Database
7 11 (1.63%) Apache Accumulo
8 9 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (1.19%) SQLite
9 8 (1.19%) MongoDB
10 5 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (0.74%) DB2
11 4 (0.59%) NoSQL
11 4 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
13 2 (0.30%) Apache Hive
13 2 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
13 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 66 (9.79%) Eclipse
2 36 (5.34%) Jenkins
3 35 (5.19%) JUnit
4 33 (4.90%) Eclipse RCP
5 32 (4.75%) Subversion
6 23 (3.41%) Visual Studio
7 22 (3.26%) Git (software)
7 22 (3.26%) Team Foundation Server
8 21 (3.12%) JIRA
9 20 (2.97%) Rational DOORS
9 20 (2.97%) Maven
10 18 (2.67%) Ant
11 17 (2.52%) NUnit
12 16 (2.37%) Artifactory
13 10 (1.48%) Selenium
13 10 (1.48%) GCC
14 9 (1.34%) MSBuild
15 4 (0.59%) Bugzilla
16 3 (0.45%) CruiseControl
16 3 (0.45%) PVCS
General
1 65 (9.64%) Aerospace
2 51 (7.57%) Telecoms
3 50 (7.42%) Finance
4 45 (6.68%) Electronics
5 41 (6.08%) Manufacturing
6 35 (5.19%) Banking
7 33 (4.90%) French Language
8 23 (3.41%) Games
9 20 (2.97%) Military
10 18 (2.67%) Retail
11 9 (1.34%) Automotive
12 8 (1.19%) Law
13 6 (0.89%) Avionics
13 6 (0.89%) Advertising
13 6 (0.89%) Publishing
14 3 (0.45%) Marketing
15 1 (0.15%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (20.03%) HTML
2 114 (16.91%) .NET
3 70 (10.39%) XML
4 67 (9.94%) Spring
5 51 (7.57%) CSS
6 48 (7.12%) J2EE
7 44 (6.53%) HTML5
8 41 (6.08%) ASP.NET
9 33 (4.90%) GWT
9 33 (4.90%) Qt
10 31 (4.60%) Web Services
11 28 (4.15%) STL
12 27 (4.01%) jQuery
13 26 (3.86%) Hibernate
14 24 (3.56%) XSLT
15 19 (2.82%) JSP
16 18 (2.67%) AngularJS
16 18 (2.67%) Servlets
16 18 (2.67%) JMS
16 18 (2.67%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 227 (33.68%) Computer Science
2 69 (10.24%) Mathematics
3 29 (4.30%) Client/Server
4 26 (3.86%) Open Source
5 24 (3.56%) Enterprise Software
5 24 (3.56%) Digital Media
5 24 (3.56%) Embedded Systems
6 19 (2.82%) N-Tier
7 18 (2.67%) Mobile App
7 18 (2.67%) SWIFT
7 18 (2.67%) Inversion of Control
8 16 (2.37%) Device Driver
9 13 (1.93%) Management Information System
9 13 (1.93%) Physics
10 12 (1.78%) Analytical Skills
11 11 (1.63%) PKI
12 9 (1.34%) CAN bus
13 7 (1.04%) Firmware
14 6 (0.89%) RIA
15 5 (0.74%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 178 (26.41%) Windows
2 143 (21.22%) Linux
3 82 (12.17%) UNIX
4 16 (2.37%) Android
5 12 (1.78%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (0.89%) Debian
7 5 (0.74%) Embedded Linux
8 4 (0.59%) HPUX
8 4 (0.59%) Solaris
8 4 (0.59%) VxWorks
9 3 (0.45%) Windows CE
10 2 (0.30%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.30%) Windows Phone 8
10 2 (0.30%) Windows Phone 7
11 1 (0.15%) Nucleus RTOS
11 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 643 (95.40%) Software Engineering
2 157 (23.29%) Agile Software Development
3 133 (19.73%) OO
4 103 (15.28%) Scrum
5 93 (13.80%) Unit Testing
6 87 (12.91%) UML
7 61 (9.05%) OOD
8 59 (8.75%) OOP
9 52 (7.72%) TDD
10 44 (6.53%) Software Testing
11 40 (5.93%) MVC
12 38 (5.64%) Mentoring
13 34 (5.04%) Problem Management
14 33 (4.90%) Automated Testing
14 33 (4.90%) CAD
14 33 (4.90%) OOA/OOD
15 31 (4.60%) Continuous Integration
16 30 (4.45%) Multithreading
17 28 (4.15%) Configuration Management
18 25 (3.71%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 383 (56.82%) C++
2 268 (39.76%) Java
3 254 (37.69%) C#
4 218 (32.34%) C
5 151 (22.40%) SQL
6 128 (18.99%) JavaScript
7 83 (12.31%) Python
8 43 (6.38%) Ruby
9 30 (4.45%) Perl
10 22 (3.26%) Embedded C
11 15 (2.23%) Lisp
12 14 (2.08%) MATLAB
13 13 (1.93%) Shell Script
13 13 (1.93%) Objective-C
14 12 (1.78%) PHP
15 11 (1.63%) Assembly Language
15 11 (1.63%) VB.NET
16 10 (1.48%) VC++
16 10 (1.48%) Ada
17 9 (1.34%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 296 (43.92%) Degree
2 112 (16.62%) Security Cleared
3 49 (7.27%) SC Cleared
4 42 (6.23%) DV Cleared
5 20 (2.97%) PhD
6 7 (1.04%) BC Cleared
7 6 (0.89%) HND
8 4 (0.59%) HNC
9 2 (0.30%) ISEB
10 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.15%) MCSE
10 1 (0.15%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (7.86%) QA
2 17 (2.52%) DO-178B
3 10 (1.48%) IEC 61508
4 8 (1.19%) TickIT
5 5 (0.74%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.15%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (1.48%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.59%) vSphere
3 4 (0.59%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 4 (0.59%) NetBackup
2 2 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.15%) Puppet
3 1 (0.15%) Kibana
Vendors
1 82 (12.17%) Oracle
2 58 (8.61%) Microsoft
3 49 (7.27%) JBoss
4 24 (3.56%) VMware
5 20 (2.97%) hybris
6 18 (2.67%) Google
6 18 (2.67%) Twitter
6 18 (2.67%) IBM
7 9 (1.34%) Zend
8 7 (1.04%) Embarcadero
8 7 (1.04%) Borland
9 6 (0.89%) Adobe
10 5 (0.74%) Intel
11 4 (0.59%) Brocade
11 4 (0.59%) Citrix
11 4 (0.59%) Cisco
11 4 (0.59%) NetApp
11 4 (0.59%) Veritas
11 4 (0.59%) HP
11 4 (0.59%) Symantec
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