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 10 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 56 41 45
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 247 363 348
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 4.81% 6.37% 5.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.95% 6.56% 5.52%
Number of salaries quoted 198 321 301
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £70,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +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
4991 5534 6307
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 97.12% 97.04% 97.39%
Number of salaries quoted 4209 4689 5245
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,675
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 -3 92 £50,000 +17.64% 11
Somerset +12 55 £38,000 +16.92% 6
Bristol -47 51 £50,000 +11.11% 8
Dorset +5 23 £37,500 -9.09% 6
Devon -28 17 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Wiltshire +12 5 £42,500 -4.49% 3
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 540 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 295 (54.63%) Java
3 269 (49.81%) C++
4 245 (45.37%) Agile Software Development
5 225 (41.67%) C#
6 200 (37.04%) JavaScript
7 182 (33.70%) HTML
8 172 (31.85%) Linux
9 162 (30.00%) C
10 155 (28.70%) .NET
11 150 (27.78%) Security Cleared
12 136 (25.19%) Python
13 135 (25.00%) Scrum
14 131 (24.26%) CSS
15 126 (23.33%) SQL
16 122 (22.59%) Degree
17 102 (18.89%) Big Data
18 101 (18.70%) Cybersecurity
19 94 (17.41%) Oracle
20 92 (17.04%) MongoDB
21 91 (16.85%) AngularJS
22 90 (16.67%) Hadoop
22 90 (16.67%) OO
23 89 (16.48%) Java EE
24 88 (16.30%) Spring
25 86 (15.93%) Hibernate
26 82 (15.19%) SQL Server
27 79 (14.63%) Windows
28 78 (14.44%) NoSQL
29 73 (13.52%) HTML5

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 46 (8.52%) Apache Pig
2 34 (6.30%) Elasticsearch
3 25 (4.63%) JBoss
4 24 (4.44%) Apache Spark
5 20 (3.70%) WebLogic
6 16 (2.96%) IIS
7 11 (2.04%) Apache
7 11 (2.04%) WebSphere
8 8 (1.48%) Confluence
9 5 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.56%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.37%) CMS
11 2 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.37%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.19%) nginx
12 1 (0.19%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (2.41%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.11%) MS Office
3 2 (0.37%) GNU Octave
4 1 (0.19%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 13 (2.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.37%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (2.59%) SaaS
4 7 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (1.11%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 3 (0.56%) GitHub
7 1 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 43 (7.96%) TCP/IP
2 19 (3.52%) Firewall
2 19 (3.52%) Internet
3 15 (2.78%) HTTP
4 12 (2.22%) RS-485
5 10 (1.85%) Modbus
5 10 (1.85%) Wireless
6 9 (1.67%) SSL
7 6 (1.11%) Kerberos
7 6 (1.11%) Network Security
8 5 (0.93%) Ethernet
8 5 (0.93%) RS-232
9 4 (0.74%) FTP
9 4 (0.74%) LDAP
9 4 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (0.74%) Wireshark
10 3 (0.56%) DVB
11 2 (0.37%) ASN.1
11 2 (0.37%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.37%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (18.89%) Big Data
2 92 (17.04%) MongoDB
3 90 (16.67%) Hadoop
4 82 (15.19%) SQL Server
5 78 (14.44%) NoSQL
6 65 (12.04%) MySQL
7 47 (8.70%) Apache Hive
8 43 (7.96%) Relational Database
9 28 (5.19%) RDBMS
10 13 (2.41%) OrientDB
11 12 (2.22%) Data Mining
12 10 (1.85%) Apache Cassandra
13 5 (0.93%) Apache Accumulo
14 4 (0.74%) Neo4j
14 4 (0.74%) Oracle Database
15 3 (0.56%) HBase
15 3 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
15 3 (0.56%) Redis
16 2 (0.37%) CouchDB
16 2 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 37 (6.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 35 (6.48%) JIRA
2 35 (6.48%) JUnit
3 28 (5.19%) Git (software)
4 20 (3.70%) NUnit
4 20 (3.70%) Selenium
4 20 (3.70%) Visual Studio
5 14 (2.59%) Mockito
6 12 (2.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 12 (2.22%) Cucumber
6 12 (2.22%) Subversion
7 11 (2.04%) Bitbucket
8 10 (1.85%) Moq
9 9 (1.67%) Jenkins
10 8 (1.48%) CodeSonar
10 8 (1.48%) git-flow
10 8 (1.48%) Robot Framework
11 6 (1.11%) Mercurial
12 5 (0.93%) Rational DOORS
12 5 (0.93%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 49 (9.07%) Telecoms
2 34 (6.30%) Electronics
3 33 (6.11%) Manufacturing
4 29 (5.37%) Finance
5 19 (3.52%) Games
6 14 (2.59%) Marketing
7 13 (2.41%) Aerospace
8 5 (0.93%) Retail
9 3 (0.56%) Advertising
10 2 (0.37%) Military
11 1 (0.19%) Automotive
11 1 (0.19%) Back Office
11 1 (0.19%) Banking
11 1 (0.19%) Billing
11 1 (0.19%) French Language
11 1 (0.19%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 182 (33.70%) HTML
2 155 (28.70%) .NET
3 131 (24.26%) CSS
4 91 (16.85%) AngularJS
5 89 (16.48%) Java EE
6 88 (16.30%) Spring
7 86 (15.93%) Hibernate
8 73 (13.52%) ASP.NET
8 73 (13.52%) HTML5
9 63 (11.67%) jQuery
10 60 (11.11%) Node.js
11 50 (9.26%) .NET Framework
11 50 (9.26%) J2EE
12 43 (7.96%) CSS3
13 42 (7.78%) Web Services
14 38 (7.04%) REST
15 36 (6.67%) LAMP
16 34 (6.30%) XML
17 33 (6.11%) Middleware
18 30 (5.56%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 46 (8.52%) Computer Science
2 40 (7.41%) Mathematics
3 28 (5.19%) Visualisation
4 27 (5.00%) PKI
5 24 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
6 22 (4.07%) Algorithms
7 18 (3.33%) Device Driver
8 16 (2.96%) Embedded Systems
9 13 (2.41%) Robotics
10 12 (2.22%) Internet of Things
11 11 (2.04%) Cybercrime
12 10 (1.85%) Cyberthreat
12 10 (1.85%) Digital Media
12 10 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (1.67%) Physics
14 8 (1.48%) VHDL
15 5 (0.93%) Digital TV
15 5 (0.93%) User Experience
16 4 (0.74%) Smartcard
16 4 (0.74%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 172 (31.85%) Linux
2 79 (14.63%) Windows
3 55 (10.19%) Android
4 44 (8.15%) Unix
5 33 (6.11%) Apple iOS
6 12 (2.22%) Embedded Linux
7 11 (2.04%) Mac OS X
8 9 (1.67%) Windows Server
9 8 (1.48%) AIX
10 6 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.37%) FreeBSD
12 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.19%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 540 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 245 (45.37%) Agile Software Development
3 135 (25.00%) Scrum
4 101 (18.70%) Cybersecurity
5 90 (16.67%) OO
6 65 (12.04%) Unit Testing
7 55 (10.19%) Mentoring
7 55 (10.19%) MVC
8 53 (9.81%) UML
9 52 (9.63%) SDLC
10 46 (8.52%) Multithreading
11 44 (8.15%) DevOps
12 43 (7.96%) Reverse Engineering
13 42 (7.78%) Automated Testing
14 39 (7.22%) Time Management
15 37 (6.85%) Open Source
16 35 (6.48%) TDD
17 34 (6.30%) Ethical Hacking
18 33 (6.11%) Analytics
19 32 (5.93%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 295 (54.63%) Java
2 269 (49.81%) C++
3 225 (41.67%) C#
4 200 (37.04%) JavaScript
5 162 (30.00%) C
6 136 (25.19%) Python
7 126 (23.33%) SQL
8 49 (9.07%) Perl
9 41 (7.59%) Ruby
10 36 (6.67%) Embedded C
11 35 (6.48%) PHP
12 28 (5.19%) Objective-C
13 22 (4.07%) Embedded C++
14 19 (3.52%) PowerShell
15 13 (2.41%) Bash Shell
16 12 (2.22%) Scala
17 11 (2.04%) Assembly Language
17 11 (2.04%) VB.NET
18 8 (1.48%) VC++
19 7 (1.30%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 150 (27.78%) Security Cleared
2 122 (22.59%) Degree
3 59 (10.93%) DV Cleared
4 54 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 19 (3.52%) CCNA
5 19 (3.52%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (3.52%) CISSP
5 19 (3.52%) GIAC
5 19 (3.52%) Linux+ Certification
5 19 (3.52%) MCSE
5 19 (3.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (3.52%) Network+ Certification
5 19 (3.52%) SANS
5 19 (3.52%) SSCP
6 8 (1.48%) CompTIA Security+
6 8 (1.48%) Security+ Certification
7 4 (0.74%) PhD
8 3 (0.56%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.85%) ISO 9001
2 8 (1.48%) ISO 14001
2 8 (1.48%) QA
3 7 (1.30%) MISRA
4 6 (1.11%) DO-178B
5 5 (0.93%) MISRA C
6 4 (0.74%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 28 (5.19%) Hyper-V
2 24 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (3.52%) Docker
4 8 (1.48%) vSphere
5 7 (1.30%) Firmware
6 4 (0.74%) Active Directory
6 4 (0.74%) NFS
7 1 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (2.22%) Puppet
2 8 (1.48%) Salt
3 4 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.37%) Ansible
5 1 (0.19%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.19%) Oozie
Vendors
1 94 (17.41%) Oracle
2 39 (7.22%) Microsoft
3 24 (4.44%) VMware
4 13 (2.41%) SAP
5 5 (0.93%) Xamarin
6 4 (0.74%) Zend
7 2 (0.37%) AppDynamics
7 2 (0.37%) EMC
7 2 (0.37%) Freescale
7 2 (0.37%) New Relic
7 2 (0.37%) Renesas
7 2 (0.37%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.19%) Adobe
8 1 (0.19%) Apple
8 1 (0.19%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.19%) Google
8 1 (0.19%) Hortonworks
8 1 (0.19%) IBM
8 1 (0.19%) Sencha
Bristol, Avon
IT Connections
Salary: £30,000 to £40,000
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000-50,000
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 to 60,000
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £50,000
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £50,000
Posted: Yesterday
Chippenham, Wiltshire
IntaPeople
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Truro, Cornwall
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 30k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Bath, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + £7K-£10K Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Datasource Computer Employment
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Trowbridge, Wiltshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum + Varied role, progression
Posted: 4 days ago
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 35,000 plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
TRG
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ISL
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Yeovil, Somerset
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £27500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Yeovil, Somerset
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus + pension + healthcare + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 22,000 - 27,000 plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bath, Avon
Optima Connections
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Plymouth
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Poole
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Package
Posted: 17 days ago
Bath
People Source Consulting
Posted: 10 days ago
Poole
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Package
Posted: 19 days ago