The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Programmer
Rank 244 227 200
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -27
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Programmer 7 2 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.12% 0.033% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.035% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 15
Average salary £42,500 £29,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+44.06% -9.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,300 £27,100 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £31,900 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-8.75% +14.28%
Software Programmer
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
5751 5796 4821
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.17% 95.27% 95.18%
Number of salaries quoted 4841 4792 4152
Average salary £38,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.70% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,916 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,648 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Software Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Programmer in the job title across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Software Programmer
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Software Programmer Salary Trend in the South West

Software Programmer
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Programmer across the South West region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Software Programmer Salary Histogram in the South West

Software Programmer
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 Programmer within the South West region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
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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
Devon -3 4 - -
Bristol -19 1 £55,000 +69.23%
Dorset - 1 £38,500 -
Software Programmer
England

Software Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the South West region that cited Software Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title.

1 11 (57.89%) C#
2 10 (52.63%) C++
2 10 (52.63%) Linux
3 9 (47.37%) Software Engineering
3 9 (47.37%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (42.11%) .NET
4 8 (42.11%) STL
5 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
5 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
5 7 (36.84%) OO
5 7 (36.84%) Degree
6 6 (31.58%) Subversion
6 6 (31.58%) Python
7 5 (26.32%) OOP
7 5 (26.32%) Visual Studio
7 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (26.32%) Ruby
7 5 (26.32%) Bash Shell
7 5 (26.32%) Mentoring
7 5 (26.32%) Coaching
8 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (21.05%) Build Automation
8 4 (21.05%) Confluence
8 4 (21.05%) MSBuild
8 4 (21.05%) Jenkins
8 4 (21.05%) Relational Database
8 4 (21.05%) Content Management
8 4 (21.05%) Ubuntu
8 4 (21.05%) Mathematics
8 4 (21.05%) .NET Framework

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the South West region that cited Software Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (21.05%) Umbraco
1 4 (21.05%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) SMS
1 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
2 4 (21.05%) MySQL
2 4 (21.05%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.26%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Subversion
2 5 (26.32%) Visual Studio
3 4 (21.05%) MSBuild
3 4 (21.05%) Jenkins
3 4 (21.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (21.05%) Git (software)
3 4 (21.05%) Bugzilla
4 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (5.26%) Eclipse
General
1 2 (10.53%) Marketing
2 1 (5.26%) Electronics
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Publishing
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) .NET
1 8 (42.11%) STL
2 4 (21.05%) .NET Framework
2 4 (21.05%) HTML
2 4 (21.05%) CSS
2 4 (21.05%) LINQ
2 4 (21.05%) Ext JS
3 3 (15.79%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 2 (10.53%) WPF
4 2 (10.53%) OpenGL
4 2 (10.53%) DirectX
5 1 (5.26%) J2EE
5 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Mathematics
1 4 (21.05%) Wiki
1 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.79%) Algorithms
2 3 (15.79%) Computer Science
3 2 (10.53%) Physics
4 1 (5.26%) Biometrics
4 1 (5.26%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 10 (52.63%) Linux
2 4 (21.05%) Ubuntu
2 4 (21.05%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Software Engineering
1 9 (47.37%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (36.84%) OO
3 5 (26.32%) OOP
3 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (26.32%) Mentoring
3 5 (26.32%) Coaching
4 4 (21.05%) TDD
4 4 (21.05%) Content Management
4 4 (21.05%) Scrum
4 4 (21.05%) Build Automation
5 3 (15.79%) Image Processing
5 3 (15.79%) Unit Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Analytics
6 2 (10.53%) SDLC
6 2 (10.53%) Multithreading
6 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Identity Management
7 1 (5.26%) MVC
7 1 (5.26%) Big Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 11 (57.89%) C#
2 10 (52.63%) C++
3 6 (31.58%) Python
4 5 (26.32%) Ruby
4 5 (26.32%) Bash Shell
5 4 (21.05%) Java
5 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
5 4 (21.05%) SQL
5 4 (21.05%) VB
6 2 (10.53%) C
6 2 (10.53%) MATLAB
7 1 (5.26%) Embedded C
7 1 (5.26%) VB.NET
7 1 (5.26%) R
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) Degree
2 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) DV Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Minitab