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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 45 41 34
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 42 51 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 5.54% 5.56% 5.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.61% 5.60% 6.12%
Number of salaries quoted 38 42 51
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
749 910 883
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 98.81% 99.13% 97.57%
Number of salaries quoted 699 746 772
Average salary £41,500 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.79% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 13 February 2016.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in Southampton

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 85 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 54 (63.53%) C++
3 33 (38.82%) C#
3 33 (38.82%) Java
3 33 (38.82%) Linux
3 33 (38.82%) Python
4 32 (37.65%) .NET
5 27 (31.76%) SQL Server
6 22 (25.88%) JavaScript
6 22 (25.88%) TCP/IP
7 21 (24.71%) OOD
7 21 (24.71%) Perl
7 21 (24.71%) C
8 20 (23.53%) STL
8 20 (23.53%) Windows
8 20 (23.53%) Microsoft
8 20 (23.53%) Web Development
8 20 (23.53%) Multithreading
9 19 (22.35%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (22.35%) HTML
10 18 (21.18%) PHP
10 18 (21.18%) CSS
11 17 (20.00%) Moq
12 15 (17.65%) MVC
13 13 (15.29%) Ruby
13 13 (15.29%) Network Security
13 13 (15.29%) NoSQL
14 12 (14.12%) REST
14 12 (14.12%) Big Data
14 12 (14.12%) WCF

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 10 (11.76%) Node.js
2 2 (2.35%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle Spatial
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.41%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (3.53%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (25.88%) TCP/IP
2 13 (15.29%) Network Security
3 3 (3.53%) CTI
4 1 (1.18%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (31.76%) SQL Server
2 13 (15.29%) NoSQL
3 12 (14.12%) Big Data
4 5 (5.88%) Oracle Database
5 3 (3.53%) RDBMS
5 3 (3.53%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.18%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 17 (20.00%) Moq
2 12 (14.12%) Visual Studio
3 8 (9.41%) NUnit
4 3 (3.53%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.35%) Subversion
6 1 (1.18%) RubyMine
General
1 8 (9.41%) Retail
2 5 (5.88%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.53%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (3.53%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.18%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.18%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (37.65%) .NET
2 20 (23.53%) STL
3 19 (22.35%) HTML
4 18 (21.18%) CSS
5 12 (14.12%) COM
5 12 (14.12%) LINQ
5 12 (14.12%) NHibernate
5 12 (14.12%) REST
5 12 (14.12%) SOAP
5 12 (14.12%) WCF
5 12 (14.12%) XML
6 11 (12.94%) Web Services
7 10 (11.76%) AngularJS
7 10 (11.76%) Ruby on Rails
8 9 (10.59%) ASP.NET
8 9 (10.59%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (9.41%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 8 (9.41%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 8 (9.41%) jQuery
9 8 (9.41%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.59%) Algorithms
2 8 (9.41%) Client/Server
3 6 (7.06%) Mathematics
4 5 (5.88%) Cyber Attack
5 2 (2.35%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.18%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 33 (38.82%) Linux
2 20 (23.53%) Windows
3 8 (9.41%) Unix
4 7 (8.24%) Android
4 7 (8.24%) Apple iOS
5 5 (5.88%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.18%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 21 (24.71%) OOD
3 20 (23.53%) Multithreading
3 20 (23.53%) Web Development
4 19 (22.35%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (17.65%) MVC
6 11 (12.94%) OO
6 11 (12.94%) TDD
7 8 (9.41%) Dependency Injection
7 8 (9.41%) E-Commerce
7 8 (9.41%) Load Testing
7 8 (9.41%) Migration
8 7 (8.24%) Android Development
8 7 (8.24%) iOS Development
8 7 (8.24%) Mobile Development
8 7 (8.24%) SDLC
9 6 (7.06%) BDD
10 5 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (5.88%) Information Security
11 3 (3.53%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 54 (63.53%) C++
2 33 (38.82%) C#
2 33 (38.82%) Java
2 33 (38.82%) Python
3 22 (25.88%) JavaScript
4 21 (24.71%) C
4 21 (24.71%) Perl
5 18 (21.18%) PHP
6 13 (15.29%) Ruby
7 4 (4.71%) SQL
8 3 (3.53%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.18%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.18%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.18%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 6 (7.06%) Degree
1 6 (7.06%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.53%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.18%) PhD
Vendors
1 20 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.88%) Atmel
2 5 (5.88%) Oracle
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