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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 37 53 28
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -25
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 406 279 373
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 6.71% 4.58% 7.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.97% 4.81% 7.74%
Number of salaries quoted 326 244 337
Average salary £40,000 £33,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.51% -3.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £21,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £50,000 £45,000
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
5826 5804 4819
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.25% 95.24% 95.18%
Number of salaries quoted 4907 4800 4150
Average salary £38,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.70% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,648 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +21 207 £49,250 +47.01% 15
Gloucestershire +3 84 £39,000 -13.33% 19
Somerset -7 35 £38,500 +18.46% 7
Dorset -12 33 £35,000 +16.66% 7
Wiltshire +5 25 £35,000 -13.04% 6
Devon -9 14 £36,000 +6.66% 3
Cornwall -8 2 £47,500 +48.43% 1
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 693 (94.41%) Software Engineering
2 404 (55.04%) Java
3 344 (46.87%) C++
4 310 (42.23%) Agile Software Development
5 258 (35.15%) Linux
6 255 (34.74%) C#
7 242 (32.97%) Degree
8 220 (29.97%) C
9 216 (29.43%) Python
10 160 (21.80%) JavaScript
11 147 (20.03%) OO
12 143 (19.48%) Oracle
13 133 (18.12%) HTML
14 132 (17.98%) Scrum
15 131 (17.85%) .NET
15 131 (17.85%) SQL
15 131 (17.85%) Windows
16 127 (17.30%) Git (software)
17 125 (17.03%) Computer Science
18 115 (15.67%) Telecoms
18 115 (15.67%) VMware
19 111 (15.12%) SDLC
20 109 (14.85%) TDD
21 105 (14.31%) Continuous Integration
22 100 (13.62%) VMware Infrastructure
22 100 (13.62%) Web Services
23 96 (13.08%) Security Cleared
24 94 (12.81%) SQL Server
25 93 (12.67%) Spring
26 92 (12.53%) CSS

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 51 (6.95%) WebLogic
2 45 (6.13%) Node.js
3 43 (5.86%) OpenStack
4 36 (4.90%) JBoss
4 36 (4.90%) Elasticsearch
5 30 (4.09%) WebSphere
6 19 (2.59%) Tomcat
7 16 (2.18%) Apache ServiceMix
8 9 (1.23%) ColdFusion
9 8 (1.09%) nginx
10 7 (0.95%) Umbraco
11 5 (0.68%) SharePoint
12 4 (0.54%) Mule
12 4 (0.54%) Apache Pig
12 4 (0.54%) Apache Spark
13 3 (0.41%) IIS
14 1 (0.14%) WebSphere Application Server
14 1 (0.14%) Drupal
14 1 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 1 (0.14%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 20 (2.72%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.54%) Simulink
3 3 (0.41%) MS Office
4 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.14%) 3ds Max
4 1 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (1.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 58 (7.90%) SaaS
2 45 (6.13%) Amazon AWS
3 44 (5.99%) PaaS
4 38 (5.18%) Google App Engine
4 38 (5.18%) Google Cloud Platform
5 37 (5.04%) IaaS
6 22 (3.00%) HP Helion
7 14 (1.91%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
9 3 (0.41%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 82 (11.17%) TCP/IP
2 24 (3.27%) Internet
3 21 (2.86%) HTTP
4 11 (1.50%) Ethernet
5 9 (1.23%) DLNA
6 7 (0.95%) Firewall
6 7 (0.95%) SSL
7 5 (0.68%) VoIP
8 4 (0.54%) IPv4
8 4 (0.54%) Wireless
9 3 (0.41%) LTE
9 3 (0.41%) DVB
9 3 (0.41%) DNS
9 3 (0.41%) DHCP
10 2 (0.27%) Broadband
11 1 (0.14%) LAN
11 1 (0.14%) SMS
11 1 (0.14%) WAN
11 1 (0.14%) Bluetooth
11 1 (0.14%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (12.81%) SQL Server
2 80 (10.90%) MySQL
3 51 (6.95%) Big Data
4 48 (6.54%) Relational Database
5 45 (6.13%) RDBMS
6 43 (5.86%) MongoDB
7 20 (2.72%) PostgreSQL
8 16 (2.18%) Hadoop
9 13 (1.77%) NoSQL
10 10 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (1.09%) Apache Hive
11 8 (1.09%) Oracle Database
12 7 (0.95%) Redis
13 6 (0.82%) Couchbase
14 5 (0.68%) SQLite
15 4 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
15 4 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
16 3 (0.41%) Crystal Reports
16 3 (0.41%) MS Access
16 3 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 127 (17.30%) Git (software)
2 89 (12.13%) Maven
3 74 (10.08%) Ant
4 73 (9.95%) Jenkins
5 63 (8.58%) Artifactory
5 63 (8.58%) Gradle
5 63 (8.58%) Eclipse
6 59 (8.04%) Hudson
7 52 (7.08%) JUnit
8 45 (6.13%) Subversion
9 25 (3.41%) Eclipse RCP
10 19 (2.59%) Visual Studio
10 19 (2.59%) ClearCase
11 18 (2.45%) Selenium
12 16 (2.18%) Team Foundation Server
13 14 (1.91%) JIRA
14 10 (1.36%) Rational DOORS
15 7 (0.95%) Cucumber
15 7 (0.95%) Rational Rhapsody
15 7 (0.95%) FitNesse
General
1 115 (15.67%) Telecoms
2 59 (8.04%) Finance
3 57 (7.77%) Electronics
4 30 (4.09%) Aerospace
5 29 (3.95%) Games
5 29 (3.95%) Military
6 24 (3.27%) Retail
7 23 (3.13%) Manufacturing
8 22 (3.00%) Banking
9 15 (2.04%) Marketing
10 13 (1.77%) Automotive
11 11 (1.50%) French Language
12 5 (0.68%) Advertising
13 3 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.27%) Legal
14 2 (0.27%) Polish Language
14 2 (0.27%) Russian Language
14 2 (0.27%) Ukrainian Language
14 2 (0.27%) Avionics
15 1 (0.14%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (18.12%) HTML
2 131 (17.85%) .NET
3 100 (13.62%) Web Services
4 93 (12.67%) Spring
5 92 (12.53%) CSS
6 91 (12.40%) J2EE
7 62 (8.45%) XML
8 58 (7.90%) HTML5
9 54 (7.36%) REST
10 46 (6.27%) Apache Camel
11 42 (5.72%) ASP.NET
11 42 (5.72%) Hibernate
12 39 (5.31%) Middleware
12 39 (5.31%) jQuery
12 39 (5.31%) Java EE
13 32 (4.36%) WPF
14 28 (3.81%) CSS3
15 25 (3.41%) GWT
15 25 (3.41%) Apache CXF
16 23 (3.13%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 125 (17.03%) Computer Science
2 84 (11.44%) Mathematics
3 80 (10.90%) Digital Media
4 37 (5.04%) Algorithms
5 32 (4.36%) Physics
6 25 (3.41%) Visualisation
7 21 (2.86%) User Experience
7 21 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
8 20 (2.72%) Inversion of Control
8 20 (2.72%) Public Cloud
8 20 (2.72%) Client/Server
8 20 (2.72%) PKI
9 18 (2.45%) Xbox
10 16 (2.18%) SWIFT
10 16 (2.18%) N-Tier
11 15 (2.04%) DTV
12 13 (1.77%) Embedded Systems
13 11 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
14 9 (1.23%) MPEG
14 9 (1.23%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 258 (35.15%) Linux
2 131 (17.85%) Windows
3 91 (12.40%) UNIX
4 57 (7.77%) Android
5 40 (5.45%) Apple iOS
6 18 (2.45%) Windows 8
6 18 (2.45%) Windows Phone
7 8 (1.09%) Embedded Linux
8 4 (0.54%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.54%) Windows CE
8 4 (0.54%) Debian
8 4 (0.54%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.27%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.27%) FreeBSD
10 2 (0.27%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.14%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 693 (94.41%) Software Engineering
2 310 (42.23%) Agile Software Development
3 147 (20.03%) OO
4 132 (17.98%) Scrum
5 111 (15.12%) SDLC
6 109 (14.85%) TDD
7 105 (14.31%) Continuous Integration
8 84 (11.44%) UML
9 69 (9.40%) Unit Testing
10 56 (7.63%) OOD
11 53 (7.22%) Mentoring
11 53 (7.22%) Continuous Delivery
12 49 (6.68%) OOP
13 46 (6.27%) Multithreading
14 44 (5.99%) Data Management
14 44 (5.99%) MVC
15 43 (5.86%) Open Source
16 40 (5.45%) Configuration Management
17 39 (5.31%) Software Testing
18 38 (5.18%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 404 (55.04%) Java
2 344 (46.87%) C++
3 255 (34.74%) C#
4 220 (29.97%) C
5 216 (29.43%) Python
6 160 (21.80%) JavaScript
7 131 (17.85%) SQL
8 83 (11.31%) Scala
9 82 (11.17%) Clojure
10 75 (10.22%) Ruby
11 69 (9.40%) Perl
12 30 (4.09%) Bash Shell
13 24 (3.27%) Embedded C
14 23 (3.13%) VB.NET
15 19 (2.59%) XAML
15 19 (2.59%) Go
16 18 (2.45%) MATLAB
17 17 (2.32%) Assembly Language
18 15 (2.04%) Embedded C++
19 14 (1.91%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 242 (32.97%) Degree
2 96 (13.08%) Security Cleared
3 63 (8.58%) SC Cleared
4 37 (5.04%) DV Cleared
5 9 (1.23%) PhD
6 4 (0.54%) CCNA
6 4 (0.54%) Linux+ Certification
6 4 (0.54%) GIAC
6 4 (0.54%) CISSP
6 4 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.54%) SSCP
6 4 (0.54%) MCSE
7 1 (0.14%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (0.14%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.14%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (4.90%) QA
2 19 (2.59%) DO-178B
3 8 (1.09%) SLA
4 5 (0.68%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.27%) GAMP
5 2 (0.27%) TickIT
5 2 (0.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 100 (13.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 62 (8.45%) Docker
3 45 (6.13%) Xen
4 37 (5.04%) LXC
5 31 (4.22%) KVM
6 26 (3.54%) Firmware
7 20 (2.72%) Hyper-V
8 9 (1.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 3 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 23 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
2 18 (2.45%) Ansible
3 12 (1.63%) Puppet
4 8 (1.09%) Kibana
4 8 (1.09%) Graphite
5 3 (0.41%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 143 (19.48%) Oracle
2 115 (15.67%) VMware
3 73 (9.95%) Microsoft
4 57 (7.77%) Google
5 29 (3.95%) Rackspace
6 22 (3.00%) HP
7 18 (2.45%) Xamarin
8 14 (1.91%) Sybase
9 13 (1.77%) IBM
10 11 (1.50%) SAP
10 11 (1.50%) hybris
11 10 (1.36%) BEA
12 6 (0.82%) Intel
12 6 (0.82%) ATG
13 5 (0.68%) Borland
14 4 (0.54%) TIBCO
15 3 (0.41%) Cisco
16 2 (0.27%) Adobe
16 2 (0.27%) Minitab
16 2 (0.27%) Hyland
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 2 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Exmouth, Devon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £90000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
South West
Roc Search Limited
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Datasource Computer Employment
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: Pension + Medical
Posted: 2 days ago
Weymouth, Dorset
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-48,000 Depending on level
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath, Avon
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Market Leading Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Yeovil, Somerset
BAE Systems
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40000
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: 35,000 - 65,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
BAE Systems
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £100000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £100000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £47000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Dorset
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago