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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 31 39 26
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 67 50 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 7.60% 5.52% 8.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.96% 5.73% 8.22%
Number of salaries quoted 58 46 57
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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
842 872 754
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 95.46% 96.35% 97.29%
Number of salaries quoted 700 744 701
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £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 30 January 2015.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in Southampton

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 94 (97.92%) Software Engineering
2 53 (55.21%) C++
3 50 (52.08%) Linux
4 35 (36.46%) Java
5 34 (35.42%) Algorithms
6 33 (34.38%) C
7 30 (31.25%) UNIX
7 30 (31.25%) Python
7 30 (31.25%) Computer Science
8 29 (30.21%) Continuous Integration
8 29 (30.21%) C#
8 29 (30.21%) SQL
9 27 (28.13%) Mathematics
9 27 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
10 26 (27.08%) Windows
11 23 (23.96%) PhD
11 23 (23.96%) Ruby
12 19 (19.79%) Subversion
13 18 (18.75%) XML
13 18 (18.75%) Test Automation
14 17 (17.71%) STL
14 17 (17.71%) MFC
14 17 (17.71%) Client/Server
15 16 (16.67%) Windows CE
15 16 (16.67%) Oracle
15 16 (16.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 16 (16.67%) CruiseControl
15 16 (16.67%) Scrum
15 16 (16.67%) Bugzilla
15 16 (16.67%) Degree

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (6.25%) WebLogic
2 4 (4.17%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.08%) Node.js
4 1 (1.04%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (1.04%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.08%) SNMP
2 1 (1.04%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.04%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.46%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.38%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.08%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.04%) DB2
4 1 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.04%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.04%) SAP BI
4 1 (1.04%) Redis
4 1 (1.04%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.04%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.04%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.04%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.04%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 19 (19.79%) Subversion
2 16 (16.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 16 (16.67%) CruiseControl
2 16 (16.67%) Bugzilla
2 16 (16.67%) Hudson
3 11 (11.46%) Jenkins
4 10 (10.42%) RSpec
4 10 (10.42%) Cucumber
5 3 (3.13%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.08%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (2.08%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.08%) Selenium
7 1 (1.04%) Maven
7 1 (1.04%) Ant
7 1 (1.04%) GCC
7 1 (1.04%) Clang
General
1 3 (3.13%) Aerospace
1 3 (3.13%) Electronics
2 2 (2.08%) Finance
3 1 (1.04%) Automotive
3 1 (1.04%) Advertising
3 1 (1.04%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (18.75%) XML
2 17 (17.71%) STL
2 17 (17.71%) MFC
3 14 (14.58%) .NET
4 5 (5.21%) HTML
4 5 (5.21%) Java EE
5 4 (4.17%) CSS
5 4 (4.17%) J2EE
6 3 (3.13%) Hibernate
6 3 (3.13%) Spring
6 3 (3.13%) JSP
6 3 (3.13%) Web Services
6 3 (3.13%) Spring Integration
7 2 (2.08%) AngularJS
7 2 (2.08%) HTML5
7 2 (2.08%) Qt
7 2 (2.08%) REST
7 2 (2.08%) CSS3
7 2 (2.08%) QML
7 2 (2.08%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 34 (35.42%) Algorithms
2 30 (31.25%) Computer Science
3 27 (28.13%) Mathematics
4 17 (17.71%) Client/Server
5 9 (9.38%) Physics
5 9 (9.38%) Statistics
6 7 (7.29%) Open Source
7 6 (6.25%) Kindle
8 1 (1.04%) VHDL
8 1 (1.04%) Verilog
8 1 (1.04%) Robotics
8 1 (1.04%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (1.04%) User Experience
8 1 (1.04%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 50 (52.08%) Linux
2 30 (31.25%) UNIX
3 26 (27.08%) Windows
4 16 (16.67%) Windows CE
5 11 (11.46%) Android
6 9 (9.38%) Solaris
7 5 (5.21%) AIX
8 1 (1.04%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (1.04%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (97.92%) Software Engineering
2 29 (30.21%) Continuous Integration
3 27 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (18.75%) Test Automation
5 16 (16.67%) Scrum
5 16 (16.67%) Multithreading
6 14 (14.58%) OO
7 12 (12.50%) TDD
7 12 (12.50%) BDD
8 11 (11.46%) Data Analysis
8 11 (11.46%) Automated Testing
8 11 (11.46%) Project Management
9 10 (10.42%) Android Development
10 7 (7.29%) OOD
10 7 (7.29%) Performance Testing
10 7 (7.29%) Image Processing
11 6 (6.25%) Pair Programming
12 5 (5.21%) OOP
12 5 (5.21%) DevOps
13 4 (4.17%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 53 (55.21%) C++
2 35 (36.46%) Java
3 33 (34.38%) C
4 30 (31.25%) Python
5 29 (30.21%) C#
5 29 (30.21%) SQL
6 23 (23.96%) Ruby
7 10 (10.42%) PL/SQL
8 8 (8.33%) MATLAB
9 6 (6.25%) JavaScript
10 3 (3.13%) PHP
11 2 (2.08%) Bash Shell
11 2 (2.08%) Embedded C
12 1 (1.04%) PHP5
12 1 (1.04%) Perl
12 1 (1.04%) Delphi
12 1 (1.04%) ABAP
12 1 (1.04%) Ada
12 1 (1.04%) Embedded C++
12 1 (1.04%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 23 (23.96%) PhD
2 16 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (1.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.25%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.08%) QA
3 1 (1.04%) JTAG
System Software
1 1 (1.04%) Firmware
1 1 (1.04%) zsh
Vendors
1 16 (16.67%) Oracle
2 5 (5.21%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.08%) IBM
3 2 (2.08%) Serena
4 1 (1.04%) Zend
4 1 (1.04%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.04%) SAP
4 1 (1.04%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.04%) Borland
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