The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Southampton 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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 59 50 46
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 29 38 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 3.42% 4.67% 5.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.56% 4.78% 5.61%
Number of salaries quoted 25 37 37
Average salary £45,000 £32,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.46% -27.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £58,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Software Engineer
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Southampton 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
Southampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
814 795 820
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 95.88% 97.67% 97.27%
Number of salaries quoted 730 764 774
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £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 Southampton

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

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Southampton

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

Software Engineer Salary Trend in Southampton

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in Southampton

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Southampton 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.

1 104 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 81 (77.88%) C++
3 59 (56.73%) Linux
4 47 (45.19%) C
5 39 (37.50%) Java
6 35 (33.65%) Windows
6 35 (33.65%) XML
7 33 (31.73%) C#
8 32 (30.77%) Embedded Linux
9 26 (25.00%) Degree
10 25 (24.04%) TCP/IP
10 25 (24.04%) SSL
11 20 (19.23%) UNIX
11 20 (19.23%) Computer Science
12 18 (17.31%) SQL
12 18 (17.31%) FTP
12 18 (17.31%) EMV
13 17 (16.35%) Agile Software Development
14 16 (15.38%) Subversion
14 16 (15.38%) Mathematics
14 16 (15.38%) Physics
14 16 (15.38%) Statistics
14 16 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
14 16 (15.38%) Solaris
14 16 (15.38%) .NET
15 15 (14.42%) Embedded C++
15 15 (14.42%) Scrum
16 14 (13.46%) Embedded C
16 14 (13.46%) Retail
17 13 (12.50%) STL

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Southampton 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 6 (5.77%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.92%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 25 (24.04%) TCP/IP
1 25 (24.04%) SSL
2 18 (17.31%) FTP
3 3 (2.88%) Wireless
3 3 (2.88%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.77%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (15.38%) Subversion
2 12 (11.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 11 (10.58%) Visual Studio
4 6 (5.77%) CruiseControl
4 6 (5.77%) Hudson
4 6 (5.77%) Bugzilla
5 4 (3.85%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.92%) GCC
General
1 14 (13.46%) Retail
2 7 (6.73%) Electronics
3 4 (3.85%) Finance
4 1 (0.96%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (33.65%) XML
2 16 (15.38%) .NET
3 13 (12.50%) STL
4 12 (11.54%) MFC
5 6 (5.77%) Spring
5 6 (5.77%) Hibernate
5 6 (5.77%) WinForms
5 6 (5.77%) J2EE
5 6 (5.77%) Web Services
5 6 (5.77%) JSP
5 6 (5.77%) Spring Integration
6 5 (4.81%) CSS
7 4 (3.85%) JSON
7 4 (3.85%) Qt
7 4 (3.85%) HTML
8 2 (1.92%) WPF
8 2 (1.92%) HTML5
8 2 (1.92%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 2 (1.92%) QML
9 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 20 (19.23%) Computer Science
2 18 (17.31%) EMV
3 16 (15.38%) Mathematics
3 16 (15.38%) Physics
3 16 (15.38%) Statistics
4 11 (10.58%) EFT
4 11 (10.58%) Cryptography
5 10 (9.62%) Client/Server
6 9 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (3.85%) Kindle
8 3 (2.88%) Robotics
9 2 (1.92%) Open Source
9 2 (1.92%) User Experience
9 2 (1.92%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.96%) DTV
10 1 (0.96%) iPad
10 1 (0.96%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 59 (56.73%) Linux
2 35 (33.65%) Windows
3 32 (30.77%) Embedded Linux
4 20 (19.23%) UNIX
5 16 (15.38%) Solaris
6 12 (11.54%) AIX
7 6 (5.77%) Windows CE
8 4 (3.85%) Apple iOS
9 3 (2.88%) Android
10 1 (0.96%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.96%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 17 (16.35%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (14.42%) Scrum
5 11 (10.58%) OO
6 10 (9.62%) Multithreading
7 7 (6.73%) Time Management
7 7 (6.73%) TDD
8 5 (4.81%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (4.81%) Mentoring
9 4 (3.85%) OOP
10 3 (2.88%) Test Strategy
10 3 (2.88%) Coaching
10 3 (2.88%) Line Management
10 3 (2.88%) OOD
10 3 (2.88%) UML
10 3 (2.88%) Performance Management
11 2 (1.92%) Automated Testing
11 2 (1.92%) Extreme Programming
11 2 (1.92%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 81 (77.88%) C++
2 47 (45.19%) C
3 39 (37.50%) Java
4 33 (31.73%) C#
5 18 (17.31%) SQL
6 15 (14.42%) Embedded C++
7 14 (13.46%) Embedded C
8 8 (7.69%) PHP
9 6 (5.77%) JavaScript
9 6 (5.77%) Python
10 3 (2.88%) MATLAB
10 3 (2.88%) Perl
11 2 (1.92%) VB6
11 2 (1.92%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.92%) VB
12 1 (0.96%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.96%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.96%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 26 (25.00%) Degree
2 12 (11.54%) PhD
3 1 (0.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.85%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (1.92%) zsh
Vendors
1 12 (11.54%) Oracle
2 11 (10.58%) VeriFone
3 2 (1.92%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.96%) Zend
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