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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 42 37 32
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 348 375 417
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 5.50% 6.33% 7.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.74% 6.65% 7.60%
Number of salaries quoted 304 327 383
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £27,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
6067 5640 5484
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.88% 95.21% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 5083 4797 4887
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £23,000
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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -2 109 £35,250 +0.71% 11
Gloucestershire -9 85 £40,000 +6.66% 14
Somerset +17 47 £36,500 -1.35% 5
Dorset -16 41 £32,500 -18.75% 5
Devon -20 29 £33,750 -10.00% 2
Wiltshire -17 24 £40,000 +6.66% 7
Cornwall - 7 £32,500 -
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (95.12%) Software Engineering
2 422 (62.43%) C++
3 285 (42.16%) Degree
4 260 (38.46%) C#
5 227 (33.58%) Java
6 221 (32.69%) Computer Science
7 170 (25.15%) C
8 169 (25.00%) OO
9 167 (24.70%) Windows
10 153 (22.63%) Linux
11 150 (22.19%) Agile Software Development
12 145 (21.45%) HTML
13 144 (21.30%) SQL
14 135 (19.97%) JavaScript
15 131 (19.38%) .NET
16 109 (16.12%) Unit Testing
17 102 (15.09%) Security Cleared
18 100 (14.79%) SQL Server
19 93 (13.76%) OOD
20 91 (13.46%) Mathematics
21 88 (13.02%) Oracle
21 88 (13.02%) Python
22 85 (12.57%) UML
23 79 (11.69%) XML
24 78 (11.54%) Scrum
25 75 (11.09%) UNIX
26 70 (10.36%) CSS
26 70 (10.36%) Spring
27 68 (10.06%) HTML5
28 67 (9.91%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 39 (5.77%) JBoss
2 35 (5.18%) WebLogic
3 32 (4.73%) WebSphere
4 18 (2.66%) Apache ServiceMix
5 14 (2.07%) SharePoint
5 14 (2.07%) IIS
6 12 (1.78%) Apache Solr
7 11 (1.63%) Apache
8 10 (1.48%) Tomcat
9 8 (1.18%) OpenStack
10 6 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.30%) LiveLink
11 2 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.15%) Node.js
12 1 (0.15%) Tornado
Applications
1 25 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.15%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.15%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.74%) SaaS
2 2 (0.30%) PaaS
3 1 (0.15%) Heroku
3 1 (0.15%) Office 365
3 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (5.77%) TCP/IP
2 22 (3.25%) Internet
3 19 (2.81%) HTTP
4 14 (2.07%) Ethernet
5 12 (1.78%) Firewall
6 9 (1.33%) SNMP
6 9 (1.33%) SSL
7 7 (1.04%) Kerberos
7 7 (1.04%) LDAP
7 7 (1.04%) SMTP
8 4 (0.59%) VoIP
8 4 (0.59%) WAN
8 4 (0.59%) VPN
8 4 (0.59%) Wireless
9 3 (0.44%) IPsec
9 3 (0.44%) Network Security
9 3 (0.44%) SAN
9 3 (0.44%) DHCP
10 2 (0.30%) IPv4
10 2 (0.30%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (14.79%) SQL Server
2 57 (8.43%) MySQL
3 31 (4.59%) Relational Database
4 26 (3.85%) RDBMS
4 26 (3.85%) Hadoop
5 24 (3.55%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (2.07%) Oracle Database
7 13 (1.92%) Big Data
8 11 (1.63%) Apache Accumulo
9 8 (1.18%) SQLite
10 6 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (0.59%) MongoDB
13 3 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (0.44%) SQLPlus
14 2 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
14 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
14 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 59 (8.73%) Eclipse
2 38 (5.62%) JUnit
3 33 (4.88%) Subversion
4 31 (4.59%) Eclipse RCP
4 31 (4.59%) Jenkins
5 29 (4.29%) NUnit
6 27 (3.99%) Git (software)
7 21 (3.11%) Visual Studio
8 20 (2.96%) Maven
8 20 (2.96%) Team Foundation Server
9 19 (2.81%) Ant
10 16 (2.37%) Rational DOORS
11 12 (1.78%) Artifactory
12 9 (1.33%) JIRA
13 8 (1.18%) MSBuild
14 7 (1.04%) Jasmine
15 5 (0.74%) Selenium
15 5 (0.74%) FitNesse
16 4 (0.59%) C++Builder
17 3 (0.44%) Toad
General
1 67 (9.91%) Finance
2 62 (9.17%) Aerospace
3 40 (5.92%) Electronics
4 39 (5.77%) Manufacturing
5 36 (5.33%) Banking
6 31 (4.59%) French Language
7 28 (4.14%) Games
8 16 (2.37%) Military
8 16 (2.37%) Telecoms
9 11 (1.63%) Automotive
10 6 (0.89%) Retail
10 6 (0.89%) Avionics
11 3 (0.44%) Law
11 3 (0.44%) Advertising
12 2 (0.30%) Publishing
12 2 (0.30%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.15%) Marketing
13 1 (0.15%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (21.45%) HTML
2 131 (19.38%) .NET
3 79 (11.69%) XML
4 70 (10.36%) CSS
4 70 (10.36%) Spring
5 68 (10.06%) HTML5
6 63 (9.32%) J2EE
7 51 (7.54%) Qt
8 41 (6.07%) ASP.NET
9 38 (5.62%) Web Services
10 31 (4.59%) jQuery
10 31 (4.59%) GWT
11 29 (4.29%) Hibernate
11 29 (4.29%) WCF
12 28 (4.14%) WPF
13 27 (3.99%) AngularJS
14 21 (3.11%) REST
14 21 (3.11%) WebSphere MQ
15 20 (2.96%) XSLT
16 19 (2.81%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 221 (32.69%) Computer Science
2 91 (13.46%) Mathematics
3 39 (5.77%) Open Source
4 31 (4.59%) Client/Server
5 29 (4.29%) Algorithms
6 27 (3.99%) Enterprise Software
6 27 (3.99%) Physics
7 23 (3.40%) Data Structures
8 20 (2.96%) Analytical Skills
9 18 (2.66%) Inversion of Control
9 18 (2.66%) SWIFT
9 18 (2.66%) N-Tier
9 18 (2.66%) Device Driver
10 12 (1.78%) Embedded Systems
11 11 (1.63%) Mobile App
12 10 (1.48%) CAN bus
13 9 (1.33%) Management Information System
14 8 (1.18%) PKI
14 8 (1.18%) RIA
15 7 (1.04%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 167 (24.70%) Windows
2 153 (22.63%) Linux
3 75 (11.09%) UNIX
4 24 (3.55%) Android
5 22 (3.25%) Apple iOS
6 10 (1.48%) Solaris
7 6 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.44%) HPUX
9 1 (0.15%) AIX
9 1 (0.15%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.15%) Debian
9 1 (0.15%) Nucleus RTOS
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.15%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 643 (95.12%) Software Engineering
2 169 (25.00%) OO
3 150 (22.19%) Agile Software Development
4 109 (16.12%) Unit Testing
5 93 (13.76%) OOD
6 85 (12.57%) UML
7 78 (11.54%) Scrum
8 53 (7.84%) MVC
9 51 (7.54%) OOP
10 50 (7.40%) TDD
11 42 (6.21%) Software Testing
12 40 (5.92%) Multithreading
13 35 (5.18%) Problem Management
13 35 (5.18%) Mentoring
14 34 (5.03%) OOA/OOD
15 33 (4.88%) Continuous Integration
16 28 (4.14%) Web Development
17 27 (3.99%) Automated Testing
17 27 (3.99%) Software Architecture
18 22 (3.25%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 422 (62.43%) C++
2 260 (38.46%) C#
3 227 (33.58%) Java
4 170 (25.15%) C
5 144 (21.30%) SQL
6 135 (19.97%) JavaScript
7 88 (13.02%) Python
8 34 (5.03%) Ruby
9 28 (4.14%) Perl
10 18 (2.66%) Assembly Language
11 16 (2.37%) Embedded C
12 15 (2.22%) VB.NET
13 11 (1.63%) Delphi
14 9 (1.33%) PHP
14 9 (1.33%) Objective-C
14 9 (1.33%) Bash Shell
15 8 (1.18%) Fortran
15 8 (1.18%) Lisp
15 8 (1.18%) VC++
15 8 (1.18%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 285 (42.16%) Degree
2 102 (15.09%) Security Cleared
3 57 (8.43%) SC Cleared
4 44 (6.51%) DV Cleared
5 20 (2.96%) PhD
6 8 (1.18%) HND
7 7 (1.04%) BC Cleared
8 4 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.44%) HNC
10 2 (0.30%) ISEB
11 1 (0.15%) MCSE
11 1 (0.15%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (6.95%) QA
2 19 (2.81%) DO-178B
3 4 (0.59%) SLA
4 3 (0.44%) TickIT
4 3 (0.44%) IEC 61508
5 2 (0.30%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.30%) JTAG
System Software
1 19 (2.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (1.78%) Hyper-V
3 7 (1.04%) qmail
3 7 (1.04%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.44%) Firmware
4 3 (0.44%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (1.04%) Zenoss
1 7 (1.04%) yum
1 7 (1.04%) Puppet
1 7 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (1.04%) Nagios
2 3 (0.44%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 88 (13.02%) Oracle
2 58 (8.58%) Microsoft
3 23 (3.40%) IBM
4 22 (3.25%) VMware
5 18 (2.66%) Google
6 13 (1.92%) Twitter
7 10 (1.48%) Hyland
8 9 (1.33%) Adobe
9 7 (1.04%) Zend
10 5 (0.74%) hybris
10 5 (0.74%) Intel
11 3 (0.44%) Citrix
11 3 (0.44%) CA
11 3 (0.44%) NetApp
11 3 (0.44%) Veritas
11 3 (0.44%) Symantec
11 3 (0.44%) HP
11 3 (0.44%) Cisco
11 3 (0.44%) Brocade
12 2 (0.30%) SolarWinds
Warminster, Wiltshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Gold Group
Posted: Yesterday
Barnstaple, Devon
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + health,pen, etc
Posted: Yesterday
Dorset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Salary: Market related
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
DMS Computer Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
set2recruit
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £32000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Good benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bath, Avon
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £45-50,000 + Good Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Bradford-On-Avon, Wiltshire
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £18-23,000 + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Dorset
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £30000 - £56000 per annum, Benefits 12.5% bonus, Stock options, 25 day
Posted: 5 days ago