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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 41 32 30
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 341 367 412
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 5.42% 6.96% 7.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.69% 7.31% 7.73%
Number of salaries quoted 300 324 371
Average salary £33,750 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £29,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £43,500 £46,000
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
5990 5023 5330
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.23% 95.31% 96.05%
Number of salaries quoted 5016 4373 4701
Average salary £37,000 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,648 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -19 91 £32,500 -5.79% 23
Gloucestershire -13 73 £37,500 - 20
Somerset +17 64 £35,000 -6.66% 16
Dorset -8 52 £31,000 -11.42% 5
Devon -8 28 £33,750 -10.00% 2
Wiltshire -17 22 £35,000 - 10
Cornwall - 4 £39,000 -
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 633 (95.62%) Software Engineering
2 398 (60.12%) C++
3 290 (43.81%) Degree
4 251 (37.92%) Java
5 235 (35.50%) C#
6 220 (33.23%) Computer Science
7 190 (28.70%) C
8 170 (25.68%) Windows
9 159 (24.02%) SQL
10 149 (22.51%) Agile Software Development
11 139 (21.00%) OO
12 135 (20.39%) HTML
13 131 (19.79%) Linux
14 124 (18.73%) JavaScript
15 108 (16.31%) .NET
15 108 (16.31%) Security Cleared
16 102 (15.41%) Unit Testing
17 101 (15.26%) Scrum
18 91 (13.75%) Oracle
19 89 (13.44%) SQL Server
20 81 (12.24%) UML
21 80 (12.08%) UNIX
22 77 (11.63%) Python
22 77 (11.63%) Spring
23 73 (11.03%) XML
24 70 (10.57%) Mathematics
25 68 (10.27%) OOD
26 61 (9.21%) Eclipse
26 61 (9.21%) OOP
26 61 (9.21%) Aerospace

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 46 (6.95%) JBoss
2 38 (5.74%) WebLogic
3 33 (4.98%) WebSphere
4 21 (3.17%) Apache ServiceMix
5 18 (2.72%) SharePoint
6 15 (2.27%) Apache Solr
7 8 (1.21%) Apache
8 7 (1.06%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.91%) IIS
10 5 (0.76%) SAS
10 5 (0.76%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.30%) Node.js
12 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.15%) WordPress
12 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 21 (3.17%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.45%) Simulink
3 1 (0.15%) MS Office
3 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.15%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (1.06%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.76%) SaaS
2 2 (0.30%) PaaS
3 1 (0.15%) Office 365
3 1 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.15%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 31 (4.68%) TCP/IP
2 16 (2.42%) HTTP
3 13 (1.96%) Internet
4 11 (1.66%) SSL
5 6 (0.91%) Wireless
5 6 (0.91%) Ethernet
6 5 (0.76%) FTP
6 5 (0.76%) SAN
6 5 (0.76%) DHCP
6 5 (0.76%) Fibre Channel
6 5 (0.76%) iSCSI
7 4 (0.60%) Firewall
7 4 (0.60%) VoIP
7 4 (0.60%) WAN
8 3 (0.45%) VPN
8 3 (0.45%) 802.15
8 3 (0.45%) LTE
9 2 (0.30%) Network Security
9 2 (0.30%) Wireshark
9 2 (0.30%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (13.44%) SQL Server
2 49 (7.40%) MySQL
3 34 (5.14%) Relational Database
4 32 (4.83%) Hadoop
5 31 (4.68%) RDBMS
6 21 (3.17%) Big Data
7 15 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
8 13 (1.96%) Oracle Database
9 12 (1.81%) Apache Accumulo
10 11 (1.66%) SQLite
11 6 (0.91%) MongoDB
11 6 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (0.76%) DB2
13 4 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 4 (0.60%) NoSQL
14 3 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
15 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
15 2 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
15 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 61 (9.21%) Eclipse
2 41 (6.19%) JUnit
3 35 (5.29%) Jenkins
4 33 (4.98%) Eclipse RCP
5 32 (4.83%) Subversion
6 24 (3.63%) Team Foundation Server
7 23 (3.47%) Git (software)
8 22 (3.32%) Maven
9 21 (3.17%) Visual Studio
10 20 (3.02%) NUnit
11 19 (2.87%) Rational DOORS
12 18 (2.72%) Ant
13 14 (2.11%) JIRA
13 14 (2.11%) Artifactory
14 11 (1.66%) Selenium
15 9 (1.36%) MSBuild
16 8 (1.21%) GCC
17 7 (1.06%) FitNesse
18 3 (0.45%) C++Builder
18 3 (0.45%) Bugzilla
General
1 61 (9.21%) Aerospace
2 56 (8.46%) Finance
3 49 (7.40%) Electronics
4 42 (6.34%) Manufacturing
5 35 (5.29%) Banking
6 33 (4.98%) French Language
6 33 (4.98%) Telecoms
7 31 (4.68%) Games
8 17 (2.57%) Military
9 14 (2.11%) Retail
10 9 (1.36%) Automotive
11 8 (1.21%) Law
12 6 (0.91%) Avionics
12 6 (0.91%) Advertising
12 6 (0.91%) Publishing
13 2 (0.30%) Marketing
14 1 (0.15%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (20.39%) HTML
2 108 (16.31%) .NET
3 77 (11.63%) Spring
4 73 (11.03%) XML
5 59 (8.91%) J2EE
6 51 (7.70%) CSS
7 42 (6.34%) HTML5
8 40 (6.04%) Qt
9 35 (5.29%) ASP.NET
10 33 (4.98%) GWT
11 29 (4.38%) Web Services
12 28 (4.23%) Hibernate
13 24 (3.63%) XSLT
14 23 (3.47%) WPF
14 23 (3.47%) AngularJS
15 22 (3.32%) STL
16 20 (3.02%) jQuery
16 20 (3.02%) WCF
17 19 (2.87%) JSP
17 19 (2.87%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 220 (33.23%) Computer Science
2 70 (10.57%) Mathematics
3 33 (4.98%) Client/Server
4 31 (4.68%) Algorithms
5 25 (3.78%) Data Structures
6 24 (3.63%) Enterprise Software
7 22 (3.32%) Open Source
8 19 (2.87%) N-Tier
8 19 (2.87%) Embedded Systems
9 18 (2.72%) SWIFT
9 18 (2.72%) Inversion of Control
10 17 (2.57%) Physics
10 17 (2.57%) Mobile App
11 16 (2.42%) Analytical Skills
12 15 (2.27%) Device Driver
13 11 (1.66%) Digital Media
14 10 (1.51%) PKI
15 9 (1.36%) Management Information System
16 8 (1.21%) CAN bus
17 6 (0.91%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 170 (25.68%) Windows
2 131 (19.79%) Linux
3 80 (12.08%) UNIX
4 21 (3.17%) Android
5 17 (2.57%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (0.76%) HPUX
7 5 (0.76%) Solaris
8 4 (0.60%) Debian
9 2 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.30%) VxWorks
9 2 (0.30%) Windows CE
10 1 (0.15%) Nucleus RTOS
10 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 633 (95.62%) Software Engineering
2 149 (22.51%) Agile Software Development
3 139 (21.00%) OO
4 102 (15.41%) Unit Testing
5 101 (15.26%) Scrum
6 81 (12.24%) UML
7 68 (10.27%) OOD
8 61 (9.21%) OOP
9 53 (8.01%) TDD
10 37 (5.59%) Software Testing
11 35 (5.29%) MVC
12 34 (5.14%) Problem Management
13 33 (4.98%) Mentoring
13 33 (4.98%) OOA/OOD
14 32 (4.83%) Automated Testing
14 32 (4.83%) Multithreading
15 30 (4.53%) Continuous Integration
16 27 (4.08%) Web Development
17 26 (3.93%) CAD
18 25 (3.78%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 398 (60.12%) C++
2 251 (37.92%) Java
3 235 (35.50%) C#
4 190 (28.70%) C
5 159 (24.02%) SQL
6 124 (18.73%) JavaScript
7 77 (11.63%) Python
8 37 (5.59%) Ruby
9 22 (3.32%) Perl
10 20 (3.02%) Embedded C
11 16 (2.42%) VB.NET
12 13 (1.96%) Lisp
13 12 (1.81%) Assembly Language
13 12 (1.81%) Objective-C
14 11 (1.66%) MATLAB
14 11 (1.66%) Shell Script
14 11 (1.66%) Embedded C++
14 11 (1.66%) Delphi
15 9 (1.36%) VC++
16 8 (1.21%) PHP
Qualifications
1 290 (43.81%) Degree
2 108 (16.31%) Security Cleared
3 47 (7.10%) SC Cleared
4 46 (6.95%) DV Cleared
5 18 (2.72%) PhD
6 8 (1.21%) HND
7 7 (1.06%) BC Cleared
8 4 (0.60%) HNC
9 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.30%) ISEB
10 1 (0.15%) MCSE
10 1 (0.15%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (7.25%) QA
2 15 (2.27%) DO-178B
3 6 (0.91%) IEC 61508
4 5 (0.76%) TickIT
5 4 (0.60%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.15%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (2.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (1.36%) Hyper-V
3 5 (0.76%) Firmware
3 5 (0.76%) VMware ESX
3 5 (0.76%) vSphere
4 1 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (0.76%) NetBackup
2 2 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 91 (13.75%) Oracle
2 57 (8.61%) Microsoft
3 25 (3.78%) VMware
4 18 (2.72%) Google
4 18 (2.72%) IBM
5 16 (2.42%) Twitter
6 14 (2.11%) hybris
7 7 (1.06%) Adobe
8 6 (0.91%) Zend
8 6 (0.91%) Intel
9 5 (0.76%) Embarcadero
9 5 (0.76%) NetApp
9 5 (0.76%) Veritas
9 5 (0.76%) Borland
9 5 (0.76%) Citrix
9 5 (0.76%) HP
9 5 (0.76%) Cisco
9 5 (0.76%) Symantec
9 5 (0.76%) Brocade
10 2 (0.30%) Wind River
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