The table below looks at the statistics for Software Engineering skills 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 Engineering over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 20 17 19
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 562 665 563
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 9.26% 11.47% 10.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.24% 14.03% 13.07%
Number of salaries quoted 476 616 489
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £48,000 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Software Engineering
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the South West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5000 4740 4306
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 82.35% 81.78% 78.89%
Number of salaries quoted 4085 3939 3782
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Software Engineering
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the South West region.

Software Engineering Salary Trend in the South West

Software Engineering
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the South West region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

Software Engineering Salary Histogram in the South West

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the South West region over the 3 months to 1 May 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 +2 230 £42,500 +13.33% 50
Gloucestershire -18 97 £38,500 -3.75% 7
Somerset +2 66 £34,000 +4.61% 14
Dorset -11 66 £37,500 +15.38% 11
Devon +5 42 £36,000 +4.34% 9
Wiltshire -13 41 £40,000 +23.07% 11
Cornwall -15 2 - -
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT jobs across the South West region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering.

1 503 (42.09%) C#
2 452 (37.82%) C++
3 436 (36.49%) Agile Software Development
4 420 (35.15%) Java
5 411 (34.39%) Degree
6 381 (31.88%) .NET
7 380 (31.80%) JavaScript
8 359 (30.04%) HTML
9 317 (26.53%) SQL
10 313 (26.19%) CSS
11 274 (22.93%) Linux
12 266 (22.26%) SQL Server
13 255 (21.34%) OO
14 233 (19.50%) C
15 226 (18.91%) Computer Science
16 214 (17.91%) ASP.NET
17 210 (17.57%) Scrum
18 205 (17.15%) MVC
19 190 (15.90%) jQuery
20 164 (13.72%) Windows
21 157 (13.14%) Python
22 154 (12.89%) Spring
23 147 (12.30%) Mathematics
24 144 (12.05%) MySQL
25 141 (11.80%) Security Cleared
26 137 (11.46%) Web Services
27 132 (11.05%) OOD
28 131 (10.96%) XML
28 131 (10.96%) Oracle
29 130 (10.88%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT jobs across the South West region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 46 (3.85%) Apache
2 44 (3.68%) JBoss
3 42 (3.51%) Tomcat
4 39 (3.26%) Node.js
5 33 (2.76%) WebSphere
6 28 (2.34%) OpenStack
7 26 (2.18%) SharePoint
7 26 (2.18%) IIS
8 22 (1.84%) WebLogic
9 15 (1.26%) Elasticsearch
10 13 (1.09%) nginx
11 12 (1.00%) CMS
12 10 (0.84%) Apache ServiceMix
13 8 (0.67%) Umbraco
13 8 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
14 6 (0.50%) Apache Solr
15 4 (0.33%) ArcGIS
16 3 (0.25%) Confluence
16 3 (0.25%) Kentico
16 3 (0.25%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 50 (4.18%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.00%) Photoshop
3 11 (0.92%) Adobe Illustrator
4 8 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.42%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.17%) MS Office
7 1 (0.084%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.084%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.084%) Simulink
7 1 (0.084%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 9 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (2.09%) SaaS
2 24 (2.01%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (1.26%) Google Cloud Platform
4 14 (1.17%) Google App Engine
5 11 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
6 9 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (0.67%) PaaS
7 8 (0.67%) HP Helion
8 5 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.33%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.25%) GitHub
11 1 (0.084%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (4.60%) TCP/IP
2 35 (2.93%) HTTP
3 17 (1.42%) Internet
4 15 (1.26%) Ethernet
5 8 (0.67%) Firewall
5 8 (0.67%) Wireless
6 7 (0.59%) LDAP
6 7 (0.59%) SMTP
6 7 (0.59%) Kerberos
6 7 (0.59%) SNMP
7 5 (0.42%) CTI
8 4 (0.33%) Network Security
8 4 (0.33%) DLNA
9 3 (0.25%) LAN
9 3 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.17%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (0.17%) DNS
10 2 (0.17%) Broadband
10 2 (0.17%) VoIP
10 2 (0.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 266 (22.26%) SQL Server
2 144 (12.05%) MySQL
3 40 (3.35%) MongoDB
4 31 (2.59%) Relational Database
4 31 (2.59%) RDBMS
4 31 (2.59%) PostgreSQL
5 22 (1.84%) Big Data
6 20 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
7 19 (1.59%) Hadoop
8 14 (1.17%) Oracle Database
9 13 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
10 11 (0.92%) NoSQL
11 8 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
12 7 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (0.42%) Apache Accumulo
13 5 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 4 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
14 4 (0.33%) SQLPlus
15 3 (0.25%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 101 (8.45%) Git (software)
2 75 (6.28%) Subversion
3 72 (6.03%) Eclipse
4 57 (4.77%) JUnit
5 42 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
5 42 (3.51%) Maven
6 35 (2.93%) Visual Studio
6 35 (2.93%) Jenkins
7 30 (2.51%) Ant
8 29 (2.43%) Selenium
9 25 (2.09%) Artifactory
10 24 (2.01%) Hudson
11 22 (1.84%) Bugzilla
12 20 (1.67%) NUnit
12 20 (1.67%) Rational DOORS
12 20 (1.67%) Eclipse RCP
13 16 (1.34%) PEAR
13 16 (1.34%) PHPUnit
13 16 (1.34%) Gradle
13 16 (1.34%) Trac
General
1 111 (9.29%) Finance
2 77 (6.44%) Electronics
3 61 (5.10%) Aerospace
4 46 (3.85%) Telecoms
5 35 (2.93%) Banking
6 34 (2.85%) Advertising
7 31 (2.59%) Marketing
8 28 (2.34%) Military
9 27 (2.26%) Manufacturing
9 27 (2.26%) Retail
10 19 (1.59%) French Language
11 16 (1.34%) Games
12 15 (1.26%) Automotive
13 14 (1.17%) Financial Institution
14 13 (1.09%) Avionics
15 4 (0.33%) Billing
16 3 (0.25%) Legal
17 2 (0.17%) Investment Banking
17 2 (0.17%) Publishing
18 1 (0.084%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 629 (52.64%) Software Engineer
2 466 (39.00%) Developer
3 190 (15.90%) Software Developer
4 110 (9.21%) Senior Software Engineer
5 104 (8.70%) C++ Software Engineer
6 82 (6.86%) Graduate
7 71 (5.94%) .NET Developer
8 64 (5.36%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 60 (5.02%) Senior Developer
10 58 (4.85%) Java Developer
11 54 (4.52%) C# Software Engineer
11 54 (4.52%) C++ Developer
12 52 (4.35%) Graduate Software Engineer
13 50 (4.18%) C# Developer
13 50 (4.18%) Junior
14 44 (3.68%) Programmer
15 41 (3.43%) Java Software Engineer
16 40 (3.35%) C# .NET Developer
16 40 (3.35%) Web Developer
17 39 (3.26%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 381 (31.88%) .NET
2 359 (30.04%) HTML
3 313 (26.19%) CSS
4 214 (17.91%) ASP.NET
5 190 (15.90%) jQuery
6 154 (12.89%) Spring
7 137 (11.46%) Web Services
8 131 (10.96%) XML
9 120 (10.04%) HTML5
10 114 (9.54%) AngularJS
11 113 (9.46%) ASP.NET MVC
12 94 (7.87%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 82 (6.86%) J2EE
14 64 (5.36%) Hibernate
15 59 (4.94%) Ajax
16 52 (4.35%) WCF
17 50 (4.18%) JSON
18 49 (4.10%) Middleware
19 48 (4.02%) .NET Framework
19 48 (4.02%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 226 (18.91%) Computer Science
2 147 (12.30%) Mathematics
3 128 (10.71%) Open Source
4 60 (5.02%) Analytical Skills
5 57 (4.77%) Physics
6 48 (4.02%) Algorithms
7 32 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
8 31 (2.59%) Embedded Systems
8 31 (2.59%) User Experience
9 30 (2.51%) Client/Server
10 25 (2.09%) Xbox
11 17 (1.42%) MPEG
12 16 (1.34%) Device Driver
12 16 (1.34%) Visualisation
13 15 (1.26%) Data Structures
13 15 (1.26%) N-Tier
13 15 (1.26%) Chemistry
14 13 (1.09%) Mobile App
14 13 (1.09%) Enterprise Cloud
15 11 (0.92%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 274 (22.93%) Linux
2 164 (13.72%) Windows
3 70 (5.86%) UNIX
4 55 (4.60%) Android
5 43 (3.60%) Apple iOS
6 12 (1.00%) CentOS
7 9 (0.75%) Solaris
7 9 (0.75%) Embedded Linux
8 6 (0.50%) Debian
8 6 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.33%) Fedora
10 2 (0.17%) Windows CE
10 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.17%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.17%) AIX
10 2 (0.17%) HPUX
10 2 (0.17%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.17%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.17%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 436 (36.49%) Agile Software Development
2 255 (21.34%) OO
3 210 (17.57%) Scrum
4 205 (17.15%) MVC
5 132 (11.05%) OOD
6 130 (10.88%) TDD
7 113 (9.46%) OOP
8 108 (9.04%) UML
9 94 (7.87%) Unit Testing
10 82 (6.86%) Web Development
11 68 (5.69%) Mentoring
12 60 (5.02%) Multithreading
13 53 (4.44%) Continuous Integration
14 48 (4.02%) Software Architecture
14 48 (4.02%) Signal Processing
15 44 (3.68%) Web Application Development
15 44 (3.68%) Software Testing
16 41 (3.43%) SOA
16 41 (3.43%) Product Management
17 34 (2.85%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 503 (42.09%) C#
2 452 (37.82%) C++
3 420 (35.15%) Java
4 380 (31.80%) JavaScript
5 317 (26.53%) SQL
6 233 (19.50%) C
7 157 (13.14%) Python
8 84 (7.03%) T-SQL
9 73 (6.11%) PHP
10 53 (4.44%) Perl
11 52 (4.35%) Ruby
12 50 (4.18%) VB.NET
13 44 (3.68%) Embedded C
14 30 (2.51%) Embedded C++
15 27 (2.26%) Scala
16 24 (2.01%) Clojure
17 19 (1.59%) Bash Shell
18 18 (1.51%) Objective-C
19 14 (1.17%) PHP5
19 14 (1.17%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 411 (34.39%) Degree
2 141 (11.80%) Security Cleared
3 104 (8.70%) SC Cleared
4 55 (4.60%) DV Cleared
5 20 (1.67%) PhD
6 18 (1.51%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (1.00%) ISEB
8 5 (0.42%) PMP
8 5 (0.42%) PMI Certification
8 5 (0.42%) Postgraduate
8 5 (0.42%) HND
9 4 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.084%) APMP
10 1 (0.084%) CISSP
10 1 (0.084%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.084%) MCAD
10 1 (0.084%) MCSD
10 1 (0.084%) MBA
10 1 (0.084%) MCTS
10 1 (0.084%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (5.86%) QA
2 24 (2.01%) DO-178B
3 6 (0.50%) SLA
4 5 (0.42%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.17%) JTAG
5 2 (0.17%) TickIT
5 2 (0.17%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.084%) DO-254
6 1 (0.084%) ARP4754
6 1 (0.084%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 39 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (2.43%) Firmware
3 24 (2.01%) Docker
4 20 (1.67%) Hyper-V
5 15 (1.26%) LXC
5 15 (1.26%) Xen
6 9 (0.75%) KVM
7 7 (0.59%) qmail
7 7 (0.59%) Active Directory
8 3 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.084%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 11 (0.92%) Puppet
1 11 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (0.59%) Zenoss
2 7 (0.59%) yum
2 7 (0.59%) Nagios
3 3 (0.25%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.25%) Graphite
4 2 (0.17%) Kibana
5 1 (0.084%) Ansible
Vendors
1 131 (10.96%) Oracle
2 115 (9.62%) Microsoft
3 55 (4.60%) Google
4 41 (3.43%) VMware
5 27 (2.26%) IBM
6 26 (2.18%) Hyland
7 22 (1.84%) Facebook
7 22 (1.84%) ForgeRock
7 22 (1.84%) hybris
8 11 (0.92%) Red Hat
8 11 (0.92%) Zend
9 10 (0.84%) ESRI
9 10 (0.84%) Adobe
10 9 (0.75%) HP
10 9 (0.75%) SAP
10 9 (0.75%) TIBCO
11 8 (0.67%) Toshiba
11 8 (0.67%) Sybase
11 8 (0.67%) Rackspace
11 8 (0.67%) Twitter
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