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

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 32 45 39
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 49 43 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 7.11% 4.98% 6.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.36% 5.25% 6.96%
Number of salaries quoted 46 35 59
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +10.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,250 £55,000 £50,000
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
666 819 877
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 96.66% 94.79% 97.34%
Number of salaries quoted 557 724 827
Average salary £40,000 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £47,500 £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 3 August 2015.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in Southampton

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 76 (91.57%) Software Engineering
2 52 (62.65%) C++
3 37 (44.58%) Linux
4 34 (40.96%) Algorithms
5 33 (39.76%) Mathematics
6 28 (33.73%) C
7 25 (30.12%) Windows
8 24 (28.92%) Python
9 21 (25.30%) Agile Software Development
9 21 (25.30%) UNIX
10 20 (24.10%) C#
11 18 (21.69%) Computer Science
11 18 (21.69%) Multithreading
12 17 (20.48%) OO
13 16 (19.28%) STL
13 16 (19.28%) HTML
14 15 (18.07%) CSS
15 14 (16.87%) SQL
15 14 (16.87%) PhD
15 14 (16.87%) Degree
16 13 (15.66%) OOD
16 13 (15.66%) Java
16 13 (15.66%) JavaScript
17 12 (14.46%) .NET
17 12 (14.46%) PHP
17 12 (14.46%) Client/Server
17 12 (14.46%) Physics
17 12 (14.46%) Web Development
18 11 (13.25%) Test Automation
18 11 (13.25%) jQuery

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 4 (4.82%) Node.js
2 3 (3.61%) Apache
3 2 (2.41%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.41%) CMS
3 2 (2.41%) Drupal
3 2 (2.41%) Mule
3 2 (2.41%) WordPress
3 2 (2.41%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.82%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.25%) TCP/IP
2 7 (8.43%) CTI
2 7 (8.43%) Network Security
3 2 (2.41%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.25%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.23%) NoSQL
3 4 (4.82%) Big Data
4 3 (3.61%) MySQL
5 2 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (12.05%) Moq
2 8 (9.64%) Subversion
3 7 (8.43%) Visual Studio
3 7 (8.43%) Git (software)
4 4 (4.82%) NUnit
5 3 (3.61%) Maven
5 3 (3.61%) Selenium
5 3 (3.61%) SoapUI
5 3 (3.61%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.41%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.20%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (1.20%) CruiseControl
7 1 (1.20%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.20%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.20%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.20%) Hudson
General
1 5 (6.02%) Retail
2 1 (1.20%) Multimedia
2 1 (1.20%) Electronics
2 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.20%) Aerospace
2 1 (1.20%) Automotive
2 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.20%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (19.28%) HTML
1 16 (19.28%) STL
2 15 (18.07%) CSS
3 12 (14.46%) .NET
4 11 (13.25%) jQuery
5 9 (10.84%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 9 (10.84%) HTML5
6 8 (9.64%) XML
7 7 (8.43%) SOAP
7 7 (8.43%) REST
8 6 (7.23%) LINQ
8 6 (7.23%) NHibernate
8 6 (7.23%) WCF
9 5 (6.02%) CSS3
10 4 (4.82%) Ruby on Rails
10 4 (4.82%) AngularJS
10 4 (4.82%) COM
11 3 (3.61%) MFC
11 3 (3.61%) LAMP
11 3 (3.61%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 34 (40.96%) Algorithms
2 33 (39.76%) Mathematics
3 18 (21.69%) Computer Science
4 12 (14.46%) Physics
4 12 (14.46%) Client/Server
5 8 (9.64%) Statistics
6 1 (1.20%) Robotics
6 1 (1.20%) Replication
6 1 (1.20%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 37 (44.58%) Linux
2 25 (30.12%) Windows
3 21 (25.30%) UNIX
4 8 (9.64%) Solaris
5 4 (4.82%) Android
6 2 (2.41%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.20%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (91.57%) Software Engineering
2 21 (25.30%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (21.69%) Multithreading
4 17 (20.48%) OO
5 13 (15.66%) OOD
6 12 (14.46%) Web Development
7 11 (13.25%) Test Automation
7 11 (13.25%) Data Analysis
7 11 (13.25%) Project Management
8 7 (8.43%) BDD
9 6 (7.23%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (7.23%) MVC
9 6 (7.23%) E-Commerce
9 6 (7.23%) Scrum
9 6 (7.23%) Software Testing
10 5 (6.02%) Image Processing
10 5 (6.02%) Line Management
11 4 (4.82%) Load Testing
11 4 (4.82%) Test Scripting
11 4 (4.82%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 52 (62.65%) C++
2 28 (33.73%) C
3 24 (28.92%) Python
4 20 (24.10%) C#
5 14 (16.87%) SQL
6 13 (15.66%) Java
6 13 (15.66%) JavaScript
7 12 (14.46%) PHP
8 7 (8.43%) Ruby
9 6 (7.23%) Perl
10 5 (6.02%) T-SQL
10 5 (6.02%) Embedded C
11 4 (4.82%) MATLAB
12 2 (2.41%) PHP5
13 1 (1.20%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 14 (16.87%) PhD
1 14 (16.87%) Degree
2 4 (4.82%) ISEB
3 2 (2.41%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.61%) QA
2 2 (2.41%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 3 (3.61%) Firmware
Vendors
1 11 (13.25%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.41%) Oracle
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