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 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 50 28 31
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 43 54 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 4.47% 5.87% 7.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.67% 6.15% 7.20%
Number of salaries quoted 39 49 56
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -3.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £28,700 £27,750
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £53,000 £51,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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
920 878 806
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 95.63% 95.43% 97.58%
Number of salaries quoted 710 775 730
Average salary £39,000 £39,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.26% +2.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 April 2015.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in Southampton

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 97 (97.00%) Software Engineering
2 57 (57.00%) Linux
3 54 (54.00%) C++
4 41 (41.00%) Algorithms
5 40 (40.00%) C
6 36 (36.00%) Python
7 35 (35.00%) Computer Science
8 34 (34.00%) Java
8 34 (34.00%) Mathematics
9 33 (33.00%) UNIX
10 28 (28.00%) C#
11 27 (27.00%) Agile Software Development
12 25 (25.00%) SQL
12 25 (25.00%) PhD
12 25 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
13 24 (24.00%) Ruby
14 23 (23.00%) Test Automation
15 22 (22.00%) Windows
16 16 (16.00%) Oracle
16 16 (16.00%) Client/Server
16 16 (16.00%) Project Management
16 16 (16.00%) Data Analysis
17 15 (15.00%) .NET
17 15 (15.00%) XML
17 15 (15.00%) OO
17 15 (15.00%) Scrum
17 15 (15.00%) Degree
17 15 (15.00%) Multithreading
18 14 (14.00%) MFC
18 14 (14.00%) STL

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 (6.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.00%) Apache
2 2 (2.00%) Node.js
3 1 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (1.00%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.00%) SNMP
3 1 (1.00%) CTI
3 1 (1.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.00%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.00%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.00%) Redis
4 1 (1.00%) Big Data
4 1 (1.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.00%) DB2
4 1 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.00%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.00%) SAP BI
4 1 (1.00%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.00%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (14.00%) Subversion
2 13 (13.00%) Jenkins
3 12 (12.00%) Hudson
3 12 (12.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 12 (12.00%) Bugzilla
3 12 (12.00%) CruiseControl
4 10 (10.00%) RSpec
4 10 (10.00%) Cucumber
5 3 (3.00%) Maven
6 2 (2.00%) Selenium
6 2 (2.00%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.00%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (1.00%) Ant
7 1 (1.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (4.00%) Aerospace
2 1 (1.00%) Automotive
2 1 (1.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.00%) Advertising
2 1 (1.00%) Electronics
2 1 (1.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.00%) .NET
1 15 (15.00%) XML
2 14 (14.00%) STL
2 14 (14.00%) MFC
3 6 (6.00%) HTML
4 5 (5.00%) Java EE
5 4 (4.00%) HTML5
5 4 (4.00%) CSS3
5 4 (4.00%) CSS
6 3 (3.00%) LAMP
6 3 (3.00%) Ajax
6 3 (3.00%) REST
6 3 (3.00%) jQuery
7 2 (2.00%) Qt
7 2 (2.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 2 (2.00%) AngularJS
7 2 (2.00%) QML
7 2 (2.00%) OpenCL
7 2 (2.00%) Sass
7 2 (2.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 41 (41.00%) Algorithms
2 35 (35.00%) Computer Science
3 34 (34.00%) Mathematics
4 16 (16.00%) Client/Server
5 7 (7.00%) Physics
5 7 (7.00%) Statistics
6 6 (6.00%) Open Source
6 6 (6.00%) Kindle
7 1 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.00%) Robotics
7 1 (1.00%) Replication
7 1 (1.00%) VHDL
7 1 (1.00%) Verilog
7 1 (1.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 57 (57.00%) Linux
2 33 (33.00%) UNIX
3 22 (22.00%) Windows
4 12 (12.00%) Windows CE
4 12 (12.00%) Android
5 7 (7.00%) Solaris
6 1 (1.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (97.00%) Software Engineering
2 27 (27.00%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (23.00%) Test Automation
5 16 (16.00%) Project Management
5 16 (16.00%) Data Analysis
6 15 (15.00%) OO
6 15 (15.00%) Multithreading
6 15 (15.00%) Scrum
7 14 (14.00%) BDD
8 12 (12.00%) Android Development
9 11 (11.00%) TDD
10 10 (10.00%) Automated Testing
11 9 (9.00%) Image Processing
12 7 (7.00%) Performance Testing
12 7 (7.00%) OOD
13 6 (6.00%) Pair Programming
14 5 (5.00%) OOP
14 5 (5.00%) DevOps
14 5 (5.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 54 (54.00%) C++
2 40 (40.00%) C
3 36 (36.00%) Python
4 34 (34.00%) Java
5 28 (28.00%) C#
6 25 (25.00%) SQL
7 24 (24.00%) Ruby
8 10 (10.00%) PL/SQL
9 8 (8.00%) MATLAB
10 5 (5.00%) JavaScript
11 4 (4.00%) Embedded C
12 3 (3.00%) PHP
13 1 (1.00%) ABAP
13 1 (1.00%) Delphi
13 1 (1.00%) Embedded C++
13 1 (1.00%) Assembly Language
13 1 (1.00%) Ada
13 1 (1.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 25 (25.00%) PhD
2 15 (15.00%) Degree
3 1 (1.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.00%) ISO 9001
2 4 (4.00%) QA
3 2 (2.00%) IEC 61508
4 1 (1.00%) JTAG
System Software
1 3 (3.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 16 (16.00%) Oracle
2 5 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.00%) IBM
3 2 (2.00%) Serena
4 1 (1.00%) Borland
4 1 (1.00%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.00%) SAP
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