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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 48 27 23
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 277 383 475
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 4.54% 7.38% 8.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.77% 7.77% 8.63%
Number of salaries quoted 239 348 457
Average salary £34,500 £34,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.47% -9.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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
5803 4927 5502
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.19% 94.88% 96.39%
Number of salaries quoted 4792 4234 4865
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -22 82 £33,500 +3.07% 17
Gloucestershire -13 53 £45,500 +21.33% 10
Dorset -14 53 £30,000 -14.28% 12
Somerset +5 45 £32,500 -18.75% 11
Wiltshire -23 21 £40,250 +23.84% 3
Devon -10 18 £38,000 +16.92% 4
Cornwall +2 3 £32,000 +6.66% 1
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 624 (95.27%) Software Engineering
2 343 (52.37%) C++
3 280 (42.75%) Degree
4 276 (42.14%) Java
5 237 (36.18%) C#
6 224 (34.20%) Computer Science
7 217 (33.13%) C
8 166 (25.34%) Windows
9 154 (23.51%) SQL
10 147 (22.44%) Linux
11 130 (19.85%) Agile Software Development
12 129 (19.69%) OO
13 109 (16.64%) HTML
13 109 (16.64%) Security Cleared
14 103 (15.73%) JavaScript
15 101 (15.42%) .NET
16 99 (15.11%) Scrum
17 91 (13.89%) UML
18 78 (11.91%) Unit Testing
19 77 (11.76%) UNIX
20 74 (11.30%) Python
20 74 (11.30%) Mathematics
21 71 (10.84%) Eclipse
22 70 (10.69%) OOD
22 70 (10.69%) Spring
23 69 (10.53%) Oracle
24 65 (9.92%) SQL Server
25 63 (9.62%) Telecoms
25 63 (9.62%) XML
26 60 (9.16%) Aerospace

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 40 (6.11%) WebLogic
2 34 (5.19%) WebSphere
3 16 (2.44%) Apache ServiceMix
4 15 (2.29%) Apache Solr
5 14 (2.14%) SharePoint
6 9 (1.37%) Apache
7 7 (1.07%) Tomcat
8 6 (0.92%) IIS
9 5 (0.76%) SAS
10 2 (0.31%) Node.js
10 2 (0.31%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.15%) WordPress
Applications
1 19 (2.90%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.46%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 8 (1.22%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.15%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.07%) SaaS
2 1 (0.15%) PaaS
2 1 (0.15%) Heroku
2 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (4.43%) TCP/IP
2 18 (2.75%) HTTP
3 13 (1.98%) Internet
3 13 (1.98%) Wireless
4 12 (1.83%) SSL
5 11 (1.68%) Ethernet
6 10 (1.53%) LTE
7 9 (1.37%) 4G
8 8 (1.22%) VoIP
9 6 (0.92%) DHCP
9 6 (0.92%) SAN
10 5 (0.76%) iSCSI
10 5 (0.76%) Fibre Channel
10 5 (0.76%) FTP
11 4 (0.61%) WAN
11 4 (0.61%) Wireshark
11 4 (0.61%) Firewall
12 3 (0.46%) IPsec
12 3 (0.46%) IPv4
12 3 (0.46%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (9.92%) SQL Server
2 51 (7.79%) MySQL
3 33 (5.04%) Hadoop
4 30 (4.58%) Relational Database
5 29 (4.43%) RDBMS
6 24 (3.66%) Big Data
7 11 (1.68%) Oracle Database
8 9 (1.37%) MongoDB
9 8 (1.22%) Apache Accumulo
10 7 (1.07%) SQLite
10 7 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (0.76%) DB2
12 4 (0.61%) NoSQL
13 3 (0.46%) Apache Cassandra
13 3 (0.46%) Apache Hive
13 3 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 2 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
14 2 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
14 2 (0.31%) Redis
15 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 71 (10.84%) Eclipse
2 43 (6.56%) JUnit
3 36 (5.50%) Eclipse RCP
4 31 (4.73%) Subversion
5 30 (4.58%) Visual Studio
5 30 (4.58%) Jenkins
6 26 (3.97%) JIRA
7 23 (3.51%) Rational DOORS
8 20 (3.05%) Selenium
9 19 (2.90%) Git (software)
10 18 (2.75%) Maven
10 18 (2.75%) Ant
11 15 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
12 13 (1.98%) Artifactory
13 10 (1.53%) FitNesse
14 8 (1.22%) MSBuild
14 8 (1.22%) GCC
15 7 (1.07%) NUnit
16 5 (0.76%) Bugzilla
17 4 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 63 (9.62%) Telecoms
2 60 (9.16%) Aerospace
3 49 (7.48%) Finance
4 39 (5.95%) Electronics
5 37 (5.65%) Banking
6 34 (5.19%) French Language
7 30 (4.58%) Manufacturing
8 29 (4.43%) Retail
9 20 (3.05%) Games
10 17 (2.60%) Military
11 7 (1.07%) Law
12 6 (0.92%) Automotive
12 6 (0.92%) Advertising
12 6 (0.92%) Publishing
12 6 (0.92%) Avionics
13 4 (0.61%) Marketing
14 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.15%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (16.64%) HTML
2 101 (15.42%) .NET
3 70 (10.69%) Spring
4 63 (9.62%) XML
5 50 (7.63%) J2EE
6 37 (5.65%) ASP.NET
6 37 (5.65%) CSS
7 34 (5.19%) GWT
7 34 (5.19%) HTML5
8 32 (4.89%) Qt
9 31 (4.73%) jQuery
10 28 (4.27%) Web Services
11 27 (4.12%) STL
12 24 (3.66%) XSLT
13 21 (3.21%) Hibernate
14 19 (2.90%) JSP
15 18 (2.75%) Servlets
15 18 (2.75%) JMS
15 18 (2.75%) WebSphere MQ
16 16 (2.44%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 224 (34.20%) Computer Science
2 74 (11.30%) Mathematics
3 31 (4.73%) Digital Media
4 22 (3.36%) Open Source
4 22 (3.36%) Client/Server
5 20 (3.05%) Enterprise Software
6 19 (2.90%) Mobile App
6 19 (2.90%) Embedded Systems
6 19 (2.90%) N-Tier
7 18 (2.75%) Inversion of Control
7 18 (2.75%) SWIFT
8 16 (2.44%) Device Driver
9 13 (1.98%) CAN bus
10 12 (1.83%) Physics
10 12 (1.83%) Management Information System
11 11 (1.68%) PKI
12 6 (0.92%) Firmware
13 5 (0.76%) 3D Graphics
13 5 (0.76%) CCTV
14 3 (0.46%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 166 (25.34%) Windows
2 147 (22.44%) Linux
3 77 (11.76%) UNIX
4 13 (1.98%) Android
5 10 (1.53%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.07%) Embedded Linux
7 6 (0.92%) Debian
7 6 (0.92%) HPUX
7 6 (0.92%) Solaris
8 5 (0.76%) VxWorks
9 4 (0.61%) Windows Phone
9 4 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.46%) Windows CE
10 3 (0.46%) Windows Phone 7
10 3 (0.46%) Windows Phone 8
11 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.15%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 624 (95.27%) Software Engineering
2 130 (19.85%) Agile Software Development
3 129 (19.69%) OO
4 99 (15.11%) Scrum
5 91 (13.89%) UML
6 78 (11.91%) Unit Testing
7 70 (10.69%) OOD
8 56 (8.55%) OOP
8 56 (8.55%) TDD
9 38 (5.80%) Software Testing
10 37 (5.65%) MVC
11 36 (5.50%) CAD
12 34 (5.19%) Problem Management
13 32 (4.89%) OOA/OOD
14 31 (4.73%) Multithreading
15 29 (4.43%) Configuration Management
16 28 (4.27%) E-Commerce
17 23 (3.51%) Data Modelling
17 23 (3.51%) Continuous Integration
18 21 (3.21%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 343 (52.37%) C++
2 276 (42.14%) Java
3 237 (36.18%) C#
4 217 (33.13%) C
5 154 (23.51%) SQL
6 103 (15.73%) JavaScript
7 74 (11.30%) Python
8 40 (6.11%) Ruby
9 33 (5.04%) Perl
10 28 (4.27%) Embedded C
11 18 (2.75%) PHP
12 14 (2.14%) Shell Script
12 14 (2.14%) MATLAB
13 13 (1.98%) Assembly Language
14 12 (1.83%) Objective-C
15 11 (1.68%) VC++
15 11 (1.68%) Lisp
15 11 (1.68%) Embedded C++
16 10 (1.53%) Ada
17 8 (1.22%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 280 (42.75%) Degree
2 109 (16.64%) Security Cleared
3 47 (7.18%) SC Cleared
4 41 (6.26%) DV Cleared
5 24 (3.66%) PhD
6 8 (1.22%) BC Cleared
7 4 (0.61%) HND
8 3 (0.46%) ISEB
9 2 (0.31%) HNC
10 1 (0.15%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (7.94%) QA
2 18 (2.75%) DO-178B
3 14 (2.14%) IEC 61508
4 11 (1.68%) TickIT
5 5 (0.76%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 19 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (1.37%) Hyper-V
3 6 (0.92%) vSphere
3 6 (0.92%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 6 (0.92%) NetBackup
2 3 (0.46%) Puppet
3 1 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.15%) Kibana
3 1 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 69 (10.53%) Oracle
2 52 (7.94%) JBoss
3 49 (7.48%) Microsoft
4 31 (4.73%) hybris
5 26 (3.97%) VMware
6 19 (2.90%) IBM
7 18 (2.75%) Google
8 15 (2.29%) Twitter
9 9 (1.37%) Zend
10 8 (1.22%) Embarcadero
10 8 (1.22%) Borland
11 7 (1.07%) HP
12 6 (0.92%) Cisco
12 6 (0.92%) Symantec
12 6 (0.92%) NetApp
12 6 (0.92%) Veritas
12 6 (0.92%) Citrix
12 6 (0.92%) Brocade
13 5 (0.76%) Intel
14 4 (0.61%) Trapeze
Bath, Somerset
XIST4 IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £28000 to £35000 per annum - benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Exmouth, Devon
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £37500 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
UCAS
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Weymouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 to £47000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Up to 50k
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £30-40,000 + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent career progression
Posted: 2 days ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
DMS Computer Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Gold Group
Salary: £40000 - £41000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Weymouth, Dorset
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 32,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ISL
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
South West
ISL
Salary: £25000.00 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Devon
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Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + pension, bonus, medical
Posted: 5 days ago