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 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 41 39 31
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 325 303 397
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 5.57% 5.95% 7.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.79% 6.22% 7.88%
Number of salaries quoted 282 274 355
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £42,500
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
5610 4870 5039
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.13% 95.64% 96.18%
Number of salaries quoted 4731 4153 4460
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,950 £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 6 March 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 6 March 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 -16 91 £40,000 - 27
Dorset +3 73 £35,000 -12.50% 11
Gloucestershire -13 71 £40,000 -5.88% 13
Devon +3 36 £36,000 -4.00% 6
Somerset +7 32 £37,500 +10.29% 14
Wiltshire +12 18 £44,500 +17.19% 9
Cornwall - 3 £26,000 -
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 643 (94.01%) Software Engineering
2 431 (63.01%) C++
3 298 (43.57%) C#
4 248 (36.26%) Java
5 245 (35.82%) Degree
6 207 (30.26%) OO
7 189 (27.63%) Agile Software Development
8 187 (27.34%) Linux
9 177 (25.88%) Computer Science
10 175 (25.58%) C
11 163 (23.83%) Windows
12 161 (23.54%) .NET
13 160 (23.39%) JavaScript
14 156 (22.81%) HTML
15 147 (21.49%) SQL
16 113 (16.52%) OOD
17 110 (16.08%) Python
18 104 (15.20%) Mathematics
19 98 (14.33%) SQL Server
20 94 (13.74%) Security Cleared
21 91 (13.30%) CSS
22 89 (13.01%) Scrum
23 88 (12.87%) Spring
24 85 (12.43%) Oracle
25 75 (10.96%) XML
25 75 (10.96%) Finance
26 74 (10.82%) MySQL
27 73 (10.67%) UML
28 72 (10.53%) Unit Testing
29 69 (10.09%) J2EE

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 43 (6.29%) JBoss
2 31 (4.53%) WebSphere
3 27 (3.95%) WebLogic
4 23 (3.36%) Tomcat
5 18 (2.63%) Node.js
6 17 (2.49%) SharePoint
7 16 (2.34%) OpenStack
8 14 (2.05%) Apache
9 13 (1.90%) Apache ServiceMix
10 11 (1.61%) IIS
11 8 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2013
12 5 (0.73%) Apache Solr
13 4 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
14 2 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.29%) LiveLink
15 1 (0.15%) MQSeries
15 1 (0.15%) Tornado
Applications
1 27 (3.95%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.15%) Simulink
2 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.15%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.02%) SaaS
2 4 (0.58%) PaaS
2 4 (0.58%) HP Helion
2 4 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
2 4 (0.58%) Google App Engine
2 4 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 47 (6.87%) TCP/IP
2 26 (3.80%) HTTP
3 20 (2.92%) Internet
4 12 (1.75%) Ethernet
5 11 (1.61%) Firewall
6 8 (1.17%) SNMP
7 7 (1.02%) SMTP
7 7 (1.02%) LDAP
7 7 (1.02%) Kerberos
8 5 (0.73%) SSL
9 4 (0.58%) VPN
10 3 (0.44%) Wireless
11 2 (0.29%) IPsec
11 2 (0.29%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.29%) Network Security
12 1 (0.15%) NAS
12 1 (0.15%) tcpdump
12 1 (0.15%) DLNA
12 1 (0.15%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (14.33%) SQL Server
2 74 (10.82%) MySQL
3 26 (3.80%) PostgreSQL
3 26 (3.80%) Relational Database
4 23 (3.36%) RDBMS
5 19 (2.78%) Hadoop
6 17 (2.49%) MongoDB
7 14 (2.05%) Oracle Database
8 10 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (1.32%) Apache Accumulo
9 9 (1.32%) Big Data
10 7 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (0.88%) SQLite
12 5 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
13 4 (0.58%) SQLPlus
14 2 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 2 (0.29%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 50 (7.31%) Eclipse
2 45 (6.58%) Subversion
3 43 (6.29%) JUnit
4 40 (5.85%) Git (software)
5 26 (3.80%) NUnit
6 24 (3.51%) Eclipse RCP
7 23 (3.36%) Jenkins
8 21 (3.07%) Visual Studio
9 20 (2.92%) Maven
10 18 (2.63%) Ant
11 14 (2.05%) Selenium
12 13 (1.90%) FitNesse
12 13 (1.90%) Jasmine
13 10 (1.46%) Hudson
13 10 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
14 9 (1.32%) Artifactory
15 6 (0.88%) JIRA
15 6 (0.88%) Bugzilla
16 5 (0.73%) CruiseControl
16 5 (0.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 75 (10.96%) Finance
2 41 (5.99%) Aerospace
3 39 (5.70%) Electronics
4 34 (4.97%) Manufacturing
5 33 (4.82%) Banking
6 24 (3.51%) French Language
7 19 (2.78%) Telecoms
8 17 (2.49%) Games
9 16 (2.34%) Military
10 12 (1.75%) Retail
11 10 (1.46%) Automotive
12 7 (1.02%) Advertising
13 4 (0.58%) Avionics
14 3 (0.44%) Billing
14 3 (0.44%) Marketing
15 2 (0.29%) Retail Banking
16 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
16 1 (0.15%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (23.54%) .NET
2 156 (22.81%) HTML
3 91 (13.30%) CSS
4 88 (12.87%) Spring
5 75 (10.96%) XML
6 69 (10.09%) J2EE
6 69 (10.09%) HTML5
7 54 (7.89%) ASP.NET
8 46 (6.73%) Web Services
9 44 (6.43%) Qt
10 43 (6.29%) jQuery
11 36 (5.26%) Hibernate
12 34 (4.97%) WPF
13 31 (4.53%) AngularJS
14 27 (3.95%) WCF
14 27 (3.95%) Java EE
15 26 (3.80%) Apache Camel
16 24 (3.51%) REST
16 24 (3.51%) GWT
17 22 (3.22%) Apache CXF
Miscellaneous
1 177 (25.88%) Computer Science
2 104 (15.20%) Mathematics
3 46 (6.73%) Open Source
4 30 (4.39%) Physics
5 29 (4.24%) Client/Server
6 25 (3.65%) Algorithms
7 23 (3.36%) Enterprise Software
8 19 (2.78%) Device Driver
9 17 (2.49%) Analytical Skills
10 16 (2.34%) Embedded Systems
11 15 (2.19%) MPEG
12 14 (2.05%) N-Tier
13 13 (1.90%) Inversion of Control
13 13 (1.90%) SWIFT
14 11 (1.61%) Artificial Intelligence
14 11 (1.61%) Neural Network
15 10 (1.46%) PKI
15 10 (1.46%) Data Structures
16 7 (1.02%) Mobile App
17 6 (0.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 187 (27.34%) Linux
2 163 (23.83%) Windows
3 62 (9.06%) UNIX
4 25 (3.65%) Android
5 21 (3.07%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.17%) Solaris
7 6 (0.88%) CentOS
7 6 (0.88%) Debian
8 2 (0.29%) AIX
8 2 (0.29%) Windows CE
8 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.15%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.15%) HPUX
9 1 (0.15%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 643 (94.01%) Software Engineering
2 207 (30.26%) OO
3 189 (27.63%) Agile Software Development
4 113 (16.52%) OOD
5 89 (13.01%) Scrum
6 73 (10.67%) UML
7 72 (10.53%) Unit Testing
8 65 (9.50%) OOP
9 64 (9.36%) TDD
10 54 (7.89%) Multithreading
11 47 (6.87%) MVC
12 41 (5.99%) Mentoring
13 35 (5.12%) Signal Processing
14 34 (4.97%) Software Testing
15 32 (4.68%) Digital Signal Processing
16 31 (4.53%) Software Architecture
17 30 (4.39%) Continuous Integration
18 29 (4.24%) Cyber Security
19 28 (4.09%) Problem Management
20 24 (3.51%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 431 (63.01%) C++
2 298 (43.57%) C#
3 248 (36.26%) Java
4 175 (25.58%) C
5 160 (23.39%) JavaScript
6 147 (21.49%) SQL
7 110 (16.08%) Python
8 36 (5.26%) Perl
9 31 (4.53%) Ruby
10 24 (3.51%) Embedded C
11 19 (2.78%) VB.NET
11 19 (2.78%) Bash Shell
12 16 (2.34%) Assembly Language
13 15 (2.19%) PHP
14 12 (1.75%) Embedded C++
15 8 (1.17%) Objective-C
16 7 (1.02%) Bourne shell
16 7 (1.02%) T-SQL
16 7 (1.02%) Delphi
17 6 (0.88%) Scala
Qualifications
1 245 (35.82%) Degree
2 94 (13.74%) Security Cleared
3 59 (8.63%) SC Cleared
4 48 (7.02%) DV Cleared
5 19 (2.78%) VCP4
6 16 (2.34%) PhD
7 4 (0.58%) HND
8 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.15%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.15%) HNC
9 1 (0.15%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (5.99%) QA
2 8 (1.17%) DO-178B
3 4 (0.58%) SLA
4 3 (0.44%) TickIT
4 3 (0.44%) IEC 61508
5 2 (0.29%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.29%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.29%) JTAG
6 1 (0.15%) ARP4754
System Software
1 21 (3.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (2.19%) Hyper-V
3 11 (1.61%) Firmware
4 7 (1.02%) Active Directory
4 7 (1.02%) qmail
4 7 (1.02%) Docker
5 4 (0.58%) LXC
5 4 (0.58%) KVM
5 4 (0.58%) Xen
6 1 (0.15%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (1.02%) Nagios
1 7 (1.02%) Zenoss
1 7 (1.02%) yum
1 7 (1.02%) Puppet
1 7 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.15%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 85 (12.43%) Oracle
2 56 (8.19%) Microsoft
3 22 (3.22%) VMware
4 20 (2.92%) IBM
5 17 (2.49%) Google
6 14 (2.05%) Hyland
7 10 (1.46%) hybris
8 6 (0.88%) Wind River
8 6 (0.88%) Red Hat
8 6 (0.88%) TIBCO
9 5 (0.73%) Adobe
9 5 (0.73%) HP
9 5 (0.73%) Sybase
9 5 (0.73%) Twitter
9 5 (0.73%) Zend
10 4 (0.58%) Rackspace
10 4 (0.58%) CA
11 2 (0.29%) Intel
11 2 (0.29%) SAP
11 2 (0.29%) Renesas
Bath, Avon
ETS Technical Selection Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-42,000
Posted: 5 hours ago
Wiltshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Barnstaple, Devon
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: 22 hours ago
Barnstaple, Devon
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + bens
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bath, Somerset
Real Staffing Group
Salary: Bens
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bristol, Somerset
techfolk Limited
Salary: relocation + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Somerset
techfolk Limited
Salary: relocation
Posted: Yesterday
Poole, Dorset
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
techfolk Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £75,000 per annum + Discretionary relocation assistanc
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
techfolk Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £75,000 per annum + Discretionary relocation assistanc
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
techfolk Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £80,000 per annum £55K - £80K Per Annum + Discretionar
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: Pension + Medical
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 72,000 Negotiated on individual.
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £40-48,000 + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Dorset
Hudson IT
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum, Benefits plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol Area
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £47000 per annum, Benefits bonus and pension
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Bristol, Avon
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Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + flexible benefits
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