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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 45 41 31
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 320 319 409
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 5.36% 5.76% 7.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.59% 6.03% 7.44%
Number of salaries quoted 282 277 381
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,450 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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
5729 5287 5497
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.95% 95.48% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 4881 4476 4897
Average salary £37,500 £35,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.63% -1.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
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 26 January 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 26 January 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 -6 102 £37,500 -9.63% 14
Gloucestershire +6 74 £40,000 - 16
Dorset -13 54 £32,500 -13.33% 14
Devon -15 29 £33,750 -10.00% 3
Somerset +11 26 £40,000 +18.08% 16
Wiltshire -6 24 £40,000 +5.34% 4
Cornwall - 4 £32,500 -
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 635 (95.06%) Software Engineering
2 427 (63.92%) C++
3 284 (42.51%) C#
4 276 (41.32%) Degree
5 225 (33.68%) Java
6 203 (30.39%) Computer Science
7 192 (28.74%) OO
8 168 (25.15%) Windows
9 161 (24.10%) HTML
10 160 (23.95%) Linux
11 158 (23.65%) C
12 157 (23.50%) .NET
13 154 (23.05%) Agile Software Development
14 149 (22.31%) SQL
15 145 (21.71%) JavaScript
16 108 (16.17%) SQL Server
17 101 (15.12%) Unit Testing
18 100 (14.97%) OOD
19 99 (14.82%) Mathematics
20 97 (14.52%) Security Cleared
21 94 (14.07%) Python
22 81 (12.13%) Oracle
23 80 (11.98%) Spring
24 79 (11.83%) Scrum
25 76 (11.38%) CSS
26 74 (11.08%) XML
27 73 (10.93%) HTML5
28 71 (10.63%) UML
28 71 (10.63%) Finance
29 64 (9.58%) UNIX

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 39 (5.84%) JBoss
2 31 (4.64%) WebLogic
2 31 (4.64%) WebSphere
3 20 (2.99%) SharePoint
4 16 (2.40%) IIS
4 16 (2.40%) Tomcat
5 15 (2.25%) Apache ServiceMix
6 14 (2.10%) Apache
7 10 (1.50%) Apache Solr
8 9 (1.35%) OpenStack
9 8 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (1.05%) Node.js
11 2 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.30%) LiveLink
12 1 (0.15%) Tornado
Applications
1 34 (5.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.15%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.15%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.75%) SaaS
2 1 (0.15%) PaaS
2 1 (0.15%) Office 365
2 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 40 (5.99%) TCP/IP
2 24 (3.59%) Internet
3 18 (2.69%) HTTP
4 13 (1.95%) Firewall
5 10 (1.50%) Ethernet
6 9 (1.35%) SSL
6 9 (1.35%) SNMP
7 7 (1.05%) Kerberos
7 7 (1.05%) SMTP
7 7 (1.05%) LDAP
8 5 (0.75%) VPN
9 3 (0.45%) Wireless
9 3 (0.45%) IPsec
9 3 (0.45%) Network Security
10 2 (0.30%) tcpdump
10 2 (0.30%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (0.30%) Wireshark
10 2 (0.30%) IPv4
10 2 (0.30%) IPv6
10 2 (0.30%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (16.17%) SQL Server
2 62 (9.28%) MySQL
3 25 (3.74%) Relational Database
4 23 (3.44%) PostgreSQL
5 21 (3.14%) RDBMS
6 20 (2.99%) Hadoop
7 14 (2.10%) Oracle Database
8 10 (1.50%) Big Data
8 10 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (1.35%) Apache Accumulo
9 9 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
10 8 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
11 7 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
12 6 (0.90%) SQLite
13 4 (0.60%) SQLPlus
14 2 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
14 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 2 (0.30%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 55 (8.23%) Eclipse
2 38 (5.69%) JUnit
3 37 (5.54%) Subversion
4 32 (4.79%) NUnit
5 29 (4.34%) Eclipse RCP
6 28 (4.19%) Git (software)
7 26 (3.89%) Jenkins
8 22 (3.29%) Visual Studio
9 20 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
10 17 (2.54%) Maven
11 16 (2.40%) Ant
12 10 (1.50%) Jasmine
12 10 (1.50%) Artifactory
12 10 (1.50%) Selenium
13 9 (1.35%) FitNesse
14 7 (1.05%) MSBuild
15 6 (0.90%) JIRA
16 4 (0.60%) Toad
16 4 (0.60%) C++Builder
16 4 (0.60%) Rational DOORS
General
1 71 (10.63%) Finance
2 45 (6.74%) Aerospace
3 37 (5.54%) Banking
4 35 (5.24%) Electronics
4 35 (5.24%) Manufacturing
5 29 (4.34%) French Language
6 20 (2.99%) Games
7 16 (2.40%) Military
8 13 (1.95%) Telecoms
9 8 (1.20%) Advertising
9 8 (1.20%) Automotive
9 8 (1.20%) Retail
10 2 (0.30%) Billing
10 2 (0.30%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.30%) Law
11 1 (0.15%) Legal
11 1 (0.15%) Marketing
11 1 (0.15%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (24.10%) HTML
2 157 (23.50%) .NET
3 80 (11.98%) Spring
4 76 (11.38%) CSS
5 74 (11.08%) XML
6 73 (10.93%) HTML5
7 59 (8.83%) J2EE
8 54 (8.08%) ASP.NET
9 45 (6.74%) Qt
10 42 (6.29%) Web Services
11 38 (5.69%) jQuery
12 32 (4.79%) WPF
12 32 (4.79%) AngularJS
13 31 (4.64%) WCF
13 31 (4.64%) Hibernate
14 29 (4.34%) GWT
15 22 (3.29%) Struts
16 20 (2.99%) STL
16 20 (2.99%) Java EE
16 20 (2.99%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 203 (30.39%) Computer Science
2 99 (14.82%) Mathematics
3 44 (6.59%) Open Source
4 29 (4.34%) Client/Server
5 26 (3.89%) Physics
6 25 (3.74%) Enterprise Software
7 21 (3.14%) Algorithms
8 20 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
9 18 (2.69%) Device Driver
10 15 (2.25%) N-Tier
10 15 (2.25%) Inversion of Control
10 15 (2.25%) SWIFT
11 14 (2.10%) Embedded Systems
12 13 (1.95%) Data Structures
13 12 (1.80%) MPEG
14 10 (1.50%) Artificial Intelligence
14 10 (1.50%) Neural Network
15 9 (1.35%) PKI
15 9 (1.35%) Management Information System
16 8 (1.20%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 168 (25.15%) Windows
2 160 (23.95%) Linux
3 64 (9.58%) UNIX
4 22 (3.29%) Android
5 20 (2.99%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.20%) Solaris
7 6 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (0.90%) CentOS
7 6 (0.90%) Debian
8 2 (0.30%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.15%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.15%) AIX
9 1 (0.15%) HPUX
9 1 (0.15%) Nucleus RTOS
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 635 (95.06%) Software Engineering
2 192 (28.74%) OO
3 154 (23.05%) Agile Software Development
4 101 (15.12%) Unit Testing
5 100 (14.97%) OOD
6 79 (11.83%) Scrum
7 71 (10.63%) UML
8 63 (9.43%) OOP
9 58 (8.68%) MVC
10 55 (8.23%) TDD
11 45 (6.74%) Multithreading
12 40 (5.99%) Mentoring
13 34 (5.09%) Problem Management
13 34 (5.09%) Software Testing
14 30 (4.49%) Continuous Integration
15 27 (4.04%) Signal Processing
16 26 (3.89%) Digital Signal Processing
17 25 (3.74%) Automated Testing
17 25 (3.74%) Web Development
18 24 (3.59%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 427 (63.92%) C++
2 284 (42.51%) C#
3 225 (33.68%) Java
4 158 (23.65%) C
5 149 (22.31%) SQL
6 145 (21.71%) JavaScript
7 94 (14.07%) Python
8 30 (4.49%) Ruby
9 22 (3.29%) Perl
10 18 (2.69%) VB.NET
11 17 (2.54%) Assembly Language
12 14 (2.10%) Embedded C
13 12 (1.80%) Bash Shell
14 10 (1.50%) T-SQL
15 9 (1.35%) VC++
15 9 (1.35%) PHP
16 7 (1.05%) Delphi
16 7 (1.05%) Bourne shell
16 7 (1.05%) Lisp
16 7 (1.05%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 276 (41.32%) Degree
2 97 (14.52%) Security Cleared
3 54 (8.08%) SC Cleared
4 47 (7.04%) DV Cleared
5 19 (2.84%) PhD
6 9 (1.35%) HND
7 4 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.45%) HNC
9 1 (0.15%) MCSE
9 1 (0.15%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (6.74%) QA
2 7 (1.05%) DO-178B
3 5 (0.75%) SLA
4 3 (0.45%) TickIT
4 3 (0.45%) IEC 61508
5 2 (0.30%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.30%) JTAG
System Software
1 16 (2.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (2.10%) Hyper-V
3 7 (1.05%) qmail
3 7 (1.05%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.60%) Firmware
5 1 (0.15%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (1.05%) Zenoss
1 7 (1.05%) yum
1 7 (1.05%) Puppet
1 7 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (1.05%) Nagios
2 1 (0.15%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 81 (12.13%) Oracle
2 62 (9.28%) Microsoft
3 20 (2.99%) IBM
4 17 (2.54%) VMware
5 15 (2.25%) Google
6 11 (1.65%) Hyland
7 10 (1.50%) Twitter
8 9 (1.35%) Adobe
9 6 (0.90%) Red Hat
9 6 (0.90%) hybris
9 6 (0.90%) Wind River
10 5 (0.75%) Zend
11 4 (0.60%) CA
11 4 (0.60%) Intel
12 2 (0.30%) Remedy
12 2 (0.30%) Renesas
12 2 (0.30%) Freescale
12 2 (0.30%) SolarWinds
13 1 (0.15%) Brocade
13 1 (0.15%) Green Hills
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Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + bonus + benefits
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Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + benefits
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Salary: 35,000 - 50,000 + Benefits
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Salary: 35,000 - 45,000 plus 27 Days Holiday.
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Competitive Benefits
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