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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 33 37 28
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 53 55 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 6.58% 6.28% 7.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.87% 6.43% 7.84%
Number of salaries quoted 47 52 57
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,400 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
772 856 778
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 95.90% 97.72% 96.77%
Number of salaries quoted 658 743 727
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 £23,500 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,000
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 24 December 2014.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in Southampton

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 78 (97.50%) Software Engineering
2 49 (61.25%) C++
3 41 (51.25%) Linux
4 30 (37.50%) C
5 26 (32.50%) Windows
5 26 (32.50%) Algorithms
6 25 (31.25%) Computer Science
7 24 (30.00%) C#
7 24 (30.00%) Java
7 24 (30.00%) SQL
7 24 (30.00%) Python
7 24 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (25.00%) UNIX
9 19 (23.75%) XML
9 19 (23.75%) Mathematics
10 18 (22.50%) PhD
10 18 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (22.50%) Subversion
11 17 (21.25%) Ruby
11 17 (21.25%) Degree
12 16 (20.00%) STL
13 14 (17.50%) MFC
13 14 (17.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 14 (17.50%) OO
13 14 (17.50%) Client/Server
13 14 (17.50%) Windows CE
13 14 (17.50%) Bugzilla
13 14 (17.50%) CruiseControl
13 14 (17.50%) Multithreading
13 14 (17.50%) Hudson

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (7.50%) WebLogic
2 5 (6.25%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.50%) Node.js
4 1 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.25%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.75%) Wireless
3 2 (2.50%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (7.50%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.50%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.25%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.25%) Redis
4 1 (1.25%) Big Data
4 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.25%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.25%) DB2
4 1 (1.25%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.25%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 18 (22.50%) Subversion
2 14 (17.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 14 (17.50%) Bugzilla
2 14 (17.50%) CruiseControl
2 14 (17.50%) Hudson
3 7 (8.75%) Jenkins
4 6 (7.50%) RSpec
4 6 (7.50%) Cucumber
5 4 (5.00%) Git (software)
6 3 (3.75%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.50%) Selenium
7 2 (2.50%) GCC
7 2 (2.50%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (2.50%) Clang
8 1 (1.25%) Maven
8 1 (1.25%) Ant
General
1 6 (7.50%) Electronics
2 4 (5.00%) Finance
3 3 (3.75%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.25%) Automotive
4 1 (1.25%) Advertising
4 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (23.75%) XML
2 16 (20.00%) STL
3 14 (17.50%) MFC
4 8 (10.00%) .NET
5 5 (6.25%) J2EE
5 5 (6.25%) HTML
5 5 (6.25%) CSS
5 5 (6.25%) Java EE
6 4 (5.00%) JSON
6 4 (5.00%) Spring
6 4 (5.00%) JSP
6 4 (5.00%) Hibernate
6 4 (5.00%) Spring Integration
7 3 (3.75%) Web Services
8 2 (2.50%) LAMP
8 2 (2.50%) .NET Framework
8 2 (2.50%) Qt
8 2 (2.50%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 2 (2.50%) HTML5
8 2 (2.50%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 26 (32.50%) Algorithms
2 25 (31.25%) Computer Science
3 19 (23.75%) Mathematics
4 14 (17.50%) Client/Server
5 7 (8.75%) Physics
5 7 (8.75%) Statistics
5 7 (8.75%) Open Source
6 5 (6.25%) Kindle
7 3 (3.75%) Robotics
8 1 (1.25%) VHDL
8 1 (1.25%) Verilog
8 1 (1.25%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (1.25%) User Experience
8 1 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 41 (51.25%) Linux
2 26 (32.50%) Windows
3 20 (25.00%) UNIX
4 14 (17.50%) Windows CE
5 8 (10.00%) Android
6 7 (8.75%) Solaris
7 6 (7.50%) AIX
8 5 (6.25%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (1.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (97.50%) Software Engineering
2 24 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
3 18 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (17.50%) OO
4 14 (17.50%) Multithreading
5 13 (16.25%) Scrum
6 12 (15.00%) TDD
7 9 (11.25%) BDD
8 8 (10.00%) Test Automation
8 8 (10.00%) Automated Testing
9 7 (8.75%) Data Analysis
9 7 (8.75%) Project Management
9 7 (8.75%) Android Development
10 6 (7.50%) OOD
11 5 (6.25%) OOP
11 5 (6.25%) DevOps
11 5 (6.25%) Image Processing
12 3 (3.75%) Waterfall
12 3 (3.75%) Performance Management
12 3 (3.75%) UML
Programming Languages
1 49 (61.25%) C++
2 30 (37.50%) C
3 24 (30.00%) C#
3 24 (30.00%) Java
3 24 (30.00%) SQL
3 24 (30.00%) Python
4 17 (21.25%) Ruby
5 8 (10.00%) MATLAB
6 7 (8.75%) JavaScript
7 6 (7.50%) PL/SQL
8 3 (3.75%) Perl
8 3 (3.75%) PHP
8 3 (3.75%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.50%) Embedded C
10 1 (1.25%) Embedded C++
10 1 (1.25%) Assembly Language
10 1 (1.25%) Ada
10 1 (1.25%) PHP5
10 1 (1.25%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 18 (22.50%) PhD
2 17 (21.25%) Degree
3 1 (1.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.25%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.50%) QA
3 1 (1.25%) JTAG
System Software
1 2 (2.50%) zsh
2 1 (1.25%) Firmware
Vendors
1 12 (15.00%) Oracle
2 5 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.50%) IBM
3 2 (2.50%) Serena
3 2 (2.50%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.25%) Zend
4 1 (1.25%) Borland
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