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

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 57 52 44
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 28 39 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 3.31% 4.73% 6.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.44% 4.81% 6.17%
Number of salaries quoted 24 37 41
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £29,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £50,000 £58,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
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
813 811 843
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 96.10% 98.42% 97.34%
Number of salaries quoted 723 776 790
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £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 1 October 2014.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in Southampton

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 96 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 73 (76.04%) C++
3 50 (52.08%) Linux
4 39 (40.63%) C
5 36 (37.50%) Windows
6 34 (35.42%) Java
7 29 (30.21%) C#
7 29 (30.21%) XML
8 25 (26.04%) Embedded Linux
8 25 (26.04%) Degree
9 20 (20.83%) Computer Science
10 19 (19.79%) TCP/IP
10 19 (19.79%) UNIX
10 19 (19.79%) SQL
11 18 (18.75%) SSL
12 17 (17.71%) Agile Software Development
12 17 (17.71%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (16.67%) .NET
14 15 (15.63%) Solaris
14 15 (15.63%) Scrum
14 15 (15.63%) Mathematics
14 15 (15.63%) Physics
14 15 (15.63%) Statistics
15 14 (14.58%) Subversion
15 14 (14.58%) STL
16 13 (13.54%) MFC
16 13 (13.54%) FTP
17 12 (12.50%) EMV
17 12 (12.50%) PhD
17 12 (12.50%) Oracle

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (6.25%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.08%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 19 (19.79%) TCP/IP
2 18 (18.75%) SSL
3 13 (13.54%) FTP
4 3 (3.13%) Wireless
5 2 (2.08%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.21%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (14.58%) Subversion
2 11 (11.46%) Visual Studio
3 10 (10.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 7 (7.29%) Hudson
4 7 (7.29%) Bugzilla
4 7 (7.29%) CruiseControl
5 4 (4.17%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.08%) GCC
General
1 9 (9.38%) Retail
2 7 (7.29%) Electronics
3 4 (4.17%) Finance
4 1 (1.04%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (30.21%) XML
2 16 (16.67%) .NET
3 14 (14.58%) STL
4 13 (13.54%) MFC
5 6 (6.25%) Spring
5 6 (6.25%) Hibernate
5 6 (6.25%) WinForms
5 6 (6.25%) J2EE
5 6 (6.25%) JSP
5 6 (6.25%) Web Services
5 6 (6.25%) Spring Integration
6 5 (5.21%) CSS
7 4 (4.17%) Qt
7 4 (4.17%) JSON
7 4 (4.17%) HTML
8 2 (2.08%) QML
8 2 (2.08%) WPF
8 2 (2.08%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 2 (2.08%) HTML5
9 1 (1.04%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (20.83%) Computer Science
2 15 (15.63%) Mathematics
2 15 (15.63%) Physics
2 15 (15.63%) Statistics
3 12 (12.50%) EMV
4 11 (11.46%) Client/Server
4 11 (11.46%) Algorithms
5 8 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (7.29%) Cryptography
7 6 (6.25%) EFT
8 4 (4.17%) Kindle
9 3 (3.13%) Robotics
10 2 (2.08%) Mobile App
10 2 (2.08%) User Experience
10 2 (2.08%) Open Source
11 1 (1.04%) DTV
11 1 (1.04%) iPad
11 1 (1.04%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 50 (52.08%) Linux
2 36 (37.50%) Windows
3 25 (26.04%) Embedded Linux
4 19 (19.79%) UNIX
5 15 (15.63%) Solaris
6 12 (12.50%) AIX
7 7 (7.29%) Windows CE
8 4 (4.17%) Apple iOS
9 3 (3.13%) Android
10 1 (1.04%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.04%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 17 (17.71%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (17.71%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (15.63%) Scrum
4 11 (11.46%) OO
4 11 (11.46%) Multithreading
5 7 (7.29%) TDD
6 6 (6.25%) Time Management
7 5 (5.21%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (5.21%) Mentoring
8 4 (4.17%) OOP
9 3 (3.13%) Performance Management
9 3 (3.13%) Coaching
9 3 (3.13%) Line Management
9 3 (3.13%) Test Strategy
10 2 (2.08%) iOS Development
10 2 (2.08%) User Stories
10 2 (2.08%) Automated Testing
10 2 (2.08%) UML
10 2 (2.08%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 73 (76.04%) C++
2 39 (40.63%) C
3 34 (35.42%) Java
4 29 (30.21%) C#
5 19 (19.79%) SQL
6 11 (11.46%) Embedded C
6 11 (11.46%) Embedded C++
7 8 (8.33%) PHP
8 6 (6.25%) JavaScript
8 6 (6.25%) Python
9 3 (3.13%) MATLAB
9 3 (3.13%) Perl
10 2 (2.08%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.08%) VB6
10 2 (2.08%) VB
11 1 (1.04%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.04%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.04%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 25 (26.04%) Degree
2 12 (12.50%) PhD
3 1 (1.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (2.08%) zsh
Vendors
1 12 (12.50%) Oracle
2 7 (7.29%) VeriFone
3 2 (2.08%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.04%) Zend
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