The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the South West region that had Software Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 55 39 57
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 280 371 261
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 5.01% 6.28% 4.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.18% 6.46% 4.33%
Number of salaries quoted 229 298 225
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £33,625
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +18.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £25,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £70,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
5407 5741 6029
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.74% 97.16% 97.16%
Number of salaries quoted 4566 4843 4970
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West region that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

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 25 August 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the South West region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire +7 104 £45,000 +12.50% 27
Somerset +23 68 £41,377 +14.14% 9
Bristol -68 40 £45,000 -10.00% 16
Dorset +14 32 £37,500 +25.00% 5
Wiltshire +10 20 £38,750 +10.71% 3
Devon +6 14 £37,500 +4.16% 4
Cornwall -17 1 £32,500 -27.77%
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 475 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 267 (56.21%) Java
3 239 (50.32%) C++
4 208 (43.79%) Agile Software Development
5 200 (42.11%) C#
6 145 (30.53%) Degree
7 142 (29.89%) JavaScript
8 130 (27.37%) C
9 126 (26.53%) Linux
10 124 (26.11%) HTML
11 120 (25.26%) Python
12 119 (25.05%) Security Cleared
13 102 (21.47%) .NET
13 102 (21.47%) SQL
14 101 (21.26%) OO
15 96 (20.21%) CSS
16 92 (19.37%) Scrum
17 84 (17.68%) Hadoop
17 84 (17.68%) Big Data
18 83 (17.47%) Cybersecurity
19 74 (15.58%) Oracle
20 72 (15.16%) AngularJS
21 70 (14.74%) Spring
22 64 (13.47%) NoSQL
23 62 (13.05%) Hibernate
24 61 (12.84%) Java EE
25 60 (12.63%) Computer Science
26 59 (12.42%) MongoDB
27 56 (11.79%) Windows
28 55 (11.58%) Telecoms

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 29 (6.11%) Apache Spark
2 26 (5.47%) Apache Pig
3 24 (5.05%) Elasticsearch
4 22 (4.63%) JBoss
5 17 (3.58%) Apache
6 13 (2.74%) Confluence
7 11 (2.32%) WebSphere
8 9 (1.89%) IIS
8 9 (1.89%) OpenStack
8 9 (1.89%) WebLogic
9 7 (1.47%) Apache Solr
10 6 (1.26%) SharePoint
10 6 (1.26%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.63%) CMS
11 3 (0.63%) Mule
12 2 (0.42%) Mule ESB
12 2 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.42%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.21%) nginx
13 1 (0.21%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (1.47%) MS Office
2 2 (0.42%) GNU Octave
2 2 (0.42%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (1.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.84%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.58%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (2.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.68%) SaaS
4 4 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.63%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 3 (0.63%) Google App Engine
5 3 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.42%) GitHub
7 1 (0.21%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 25 (5.26%) TCP/IP
2 15 (3.16%) Internet
3 11 (2.32%) Firewall
4 8 (1.68%) HTTP
4 8 (1.68%) RS-485
5 6 (1.26%) Wireless
6 5 (1.05%) DVB
6 5 (1.05%) Network Security
7 4 (0.84%) Kerberos
7 4 (0.84%) Modbus
7 4 (0.84%) SSL
8 2 (0.42%) FTP
8 2 (0.42%) LDAP
8 2 (0.42%) SS7
8 2 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.42%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.21%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.21%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.21%) LTE
9 1 (0.21%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (17.68%) Big Data
1 84 (17.68%) Hadoop
2 64 (13.47%) NoSQL
3 59 (12.42%) MongoDB
4 54 (11.37%) MySQL
5 48 (10.11%) SQL Server
6 37 (7.79%) Relational Database
7 28 (5.89%) Apache Hive
8 14 (2.95%) RDBMS
9 12 (2.53%) OrientDB
10 11 (2.32%) Data Mining
11 9 (1.89%) Neo4j
11 9 (1.89%) Oracle Database
12 8 (1.68%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (1.26%) Apache Accumulo
14 5 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
15 4 (0.84%) Apache Cassandra
16 3 (0.63%) HBase
16 3 (0.63%) Redis
17 2 (0.42%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 41 (8.63%) JIRA
2 40 (8.42%) Git (software)
3 36 (7.58%) JUnit
4 25 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 24 (5.05%) Selenium
6 23 (4.84%) Cucumber
7 22 (4.63%) Subversion
8 21 (4.42%) Eclipse
9 19 (4.00%) Maven
9 19 (4.00%) Visual Studio
10 15 (3.16%) Jenkins
11 12 (2.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 11 (2.32%) Ant
13 10 (2.11%) Bitbucket
13 10 (2.11%) NUnit
14 7 (1.47%) Mercurial
15 6 (1.26%) TeamCity
16 5 (1.05%) Mockito
16 5 (1.05%) PHPUnit
16 5 (1.05%) SpecFlow
General
1 55 (11.58%) Telecoms
2 26 (5.47%) Electronics
3 21 (4.42%) Finance
4 19 (4.00%) Manufacturing
5 14 (2.95%) Games
6 13 (2.74%) Aerospace
7 9 (1.89%) Retail
8 8 (1.68%) Marketing
9 7 (1.47%) Banking
10 6 (1.26%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.84%) Automotive
11 4 (0.84%) Military
12 2 (0.42%) Advertising
13 1 (0.21%) French Language
13 1 (0.21%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (26.11%) HTML
2 102 (21.47%) .NET
3 96 (20.21%) CSS
4 72 (15.16%) AngularJS
5 70 (14.74%) Spring
6 62 (13.05%) Hibernate
7 61 (12.84%) Java EE
8 51 (10.74%) jQuery
8 51 (10.74%) Web Services
9 49 (10.32%) HTML5
10 42 (8.84%) ASP.NET
11 38 (8.00%) XML
12 35 (7.37%) J2EE
13 33 (6.95%) Node.js
14 29 (6.11%) .NET Framework
15 28 (5.89%) EJB
16 27 (5.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 24 (5.05%) CSS3
17 24 (5.05%) JSF
18 23 (4.84%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 60 (12.63%) Computer Science
2 50 (10.53%) Mathematics
3 29 (6.11%) Digital Media
4 21 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (4.00%) Algorithms
6 17 (3.58%) Visualisation
7 14 (2.95%) Embedded Systems
8 13 (2.74%) Device Driver
8 13 (2.74%) PKI
9 12 (2.53%) Physics
10 10 (2.11%) Cyberthreat
11 7 (1.47%) Client/Server
11 7 (1.47%) Inversion of Control
11 7 (1.47%) N-Tier
12 6 (1.26%) Cyber Attack
12 6 (1.26%) Cybercrime
12 6 (1.26%) SWIFT
13 5 (1.05%) Over-the-Top Content
13 5 (1.05%) Robotics
13 5 (1.05%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 126 (26.53%) Linux
2 56 (11.79%) Windows
3 43 (9.05%) Unix
4 30 (6.32%) Android
5 19 (4.00%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.47%) Embedded Linux
7 6 (1.26%) Windows Server
7 6 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.84%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.63%) AIX
9 3 (0.63%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.42%) FreeBSD
10 2 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.21%) LynxOS
11 1 (0.21%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 475 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 208 (43.79%) Agile Software Development
3 101 (21.26%) OO
4 92 (19.37%) Scrum
5 83 (17.47%) Cybersecurity
6 50 (10.53%) UML
7 47 (9.89%) SDLC
8 43 (9.05%) TDD
9 42 (8.84%) Open Source
10 41 (8.63%) OOD
11 40 (8.42%) Mentoring
12 39 (8.21%) Automated Testing
13 38 (8.00%) MVC
13 38 (8.00%) Unit Testing
14 32 (6.74%) DevOps
14 32 (6.74%) Software Architecture
15 30 (6.32%) Reverse Engineering
16 29 (6.11%) Multithreading
17 28 (5.89%) Continuous Integration
17 28 (5.89%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 267 (56.21%) Java
2 239 (50.32%) C++
3 200 (42.11%) C#
4 142 (29.89%) JavaScript
5 130 (27.37%) C
6 120 (25.26%) Python
7 102 (21.47%) SQL
8 40 (8.42%) Ruby
9 33 (6.95%) Perl
10 31 (6.53%) PHP
11 21 (4.42%) Scala
12 18 (3.79%) Embedded C
13 15 (3.16%) Embedded C++
14 13 (2.74%) Bash Shell
14 13 (2.74%) Objective-C
14 13 (2.74%) PowerShell
15 12 (2.53%) PL/SQL
16 6 (1.26%) Clojure
16 6 (1.26%) TypeScript
17 5 (1.05%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 145 (30.53%) Degree
2 119 (25.05%) Security Cleared
3 55 (11.58%) DV Cleared
4 38 (8.00%) SC Cleared
5 9 (1.89%) CCNA
5 9 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (1.89%) CISSP
5 9 (1.89%) GIAC
5 9 (1.89%) Linux+ Certification
5 9 (1.89%) MCSE
5 9 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (1.89%) Network+ Certification
5 9 (1.89%) SANS
5 9 (1.89%) SSCP
6 5 (1.05%) PhD
7 3 (0.63%) CompTIA Security+
7 3 (0.63%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.95%) QA
2 9 (1.89%) ISO 9001
3 8 (1.68%) ISO 14001
4 7 (1.47%) MISRA
5 6 (1.26%) ISO15022
5 6 (1.26%) ISO20022
6 3 (0.63%) DO-178B
6 3 (0.63%) SDET
7 2 (0.42%) IEC 61508
7 2 (0.42%) MISRA C
System Software
1 15 (3.16%) Hyper-V
2 11 (2.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.11%) Docker
4 4 (0.84%) Firmware
5 3 (0.63%) LXC
5 3 (0.63%) vSphere
5 3 (0.63%) Xen
6 2 (0.42%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.42%) NFS
7 1 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 8 (1.68%) Puppet
2 5 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.63%) Ansible
3 3 (0.63%) Salt
4 1 (0.21%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.21%) Oozie
Vendors
1 74 (15.58%) Oracle
2 28 (5.89%) Microsoft
3 11 (2.32%) VMware
4 6 (1.26%) SAP
5 5 (1.05%) Google
6 4 (0.84%) Xamarin
6 4 (0.84%) Zend
7 2 (0.42%) AppDynamics
7 2 (0.42%) IBM
7 2 (0.42%) New Relic
7 2 (0.42%) Perforce
7 2 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.42%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.21%) Apple
8 1 (0.21%) Atmel
8 1 (0.21%) EMC
8 1 (0.21%) Green Hills
8 1 (0.21%) Jaspersoft
8 1 (0.21%) QNX
8 1 (0.21%) Red Hat
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits Bonus & Generous Benefits Package
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £25000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £60,000
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bristol Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £60,000
Posted: 17 hours ago
Torquay, Devon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £48000 per annum + pension + government benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £33049.00 - £38049.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £49056.00 per annum + 20% pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Somerset
ISL
Salary: £32000.00 - £34000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
set2recruit
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £49000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Exeter, Devon
ISL
Salary: £44000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wimborne, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Broster Buchanan
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 65,000 plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: 3 days ago