The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Staffordshire 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 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 55 44 54
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 15 30 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.29% 4.79% 2.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.34% 4.85% 2.13%
Number of salaries quoted 12 28 9
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £29,900
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Software Engineer
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Staffordshire 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
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
640 619 564
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 97.86% 98.88% 97.75%
Number of salaries quoted 576 492 471
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £21,500 £16,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineer in the job title across the Staffordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the Staffordshire region.

Software Engineer Salary Trend in Staffordshire

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

Software Engineer
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stafford -8 5 £36,250 +11.53%
Stoke-on-Trent +6 2 £30,000 -25.00%
Tamworth - 2 £32,500 -
Burton-upon-Trent +6 1 £37,500 +7.14%
Lichfield -6 1 £35,000 +20.68%
Software Engineer
West Midlands

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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 37 (86.05%) Software Engineering
2 22 (51.16%) C#
3 21 (48.84%) C++
4 20 (46.51%) .NET
5 17 (39.53%) Middleware
6 12 (27.91%) SQL Server
6 12 (27.91%) Java
6 12 (27.91%) Degree
7 11 (25.58%) Nucleus RTOS
7 11 (25.58%) Software Architecture
7 11 (25.58%) ASP.NET
7 11 (25.58%) UML
7 11 (25.58%) OO
7 11 (25.58%) OOD
7 11 (25.58%) QNX
7 11 (25.58%) Device Driver
8 10 (23.26%) SQL
9 9 (20.93%) C
9 9 (20.93%) Linux
9 9 (20.93%) Mathematics
10 8 (18.60%) Multithreading
10 8 (18.60%) Embedded Systems
10 8 (18.60%) Low Latency
10 8 (18.60%) TCP/IP
10 8 (18.60%) Internet
11 7 (16.28%) MS Excel
11 7 (16.28%) JavaScript
11 7 (16.28%) Modbus
12 6 (13.95%) Functional Programming
12 6 (13.95%) Erlang

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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 2 (4.65%) Node.js
Applications
1 7 (16.28%) MS Excel
2 5 (11.63%) Simulink
3 2 (4.65%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (18.60%) TCP/IP
1 8 (18.60%) Internet
2 7 (16.28%) Modbus
3 1 (2.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (27.91%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.98%) NoSQL
2 3 (6.98%) Riak
3 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Visual Studio
1 3 (6.98%) PVCS
1 3 (6.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (4.65%) LabVIEW
3 1 (2.33%) Subversion
3 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (13.95%) Electronics
2 1 (2.33%) Aerospace
2 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (46.51%) .NET
2 17 (39.53%) Middleware
3 11 (25.58%) ASP.NET
4 6 (13.95%) WCF
4 6 (13.95%) CSS
5 4 (9.30%) Ajax
5 4 (9.30%) HTML
6 3 (6.98%) jQuery
6 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (4.65%) REST
7 2 (4.65%) CSS3
7 2 (4.65%) HTML5
7 2 (4.65%) SOAP
7 2 (4.65%) Web Services
7 2 (4.65%) WinForms
8 1 (2.33%) .NET Framework
8 1 (2.33%) WPF
8 1 (2.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (2.33%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (25.58%) Device Driver
2 9 (20.93%) Mathematics
3 8 (18.60%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (9.30%) Data Structures
4 4 (9.30%) Algorithms
4 4 (9.30%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.65%) Open Source
6 1 (2.33%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.58%) Nucleus RTOS
2 9 (20.93%) Linux
3 2 (4.65%) VxWorks
3 2 (4.65%) UNIX
3 2 (4.65%) Windows
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.33%) Android
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (86.05%) Software Engineering
2 11 (25.58%) Software Architecture
2 11 (25.58%) UML
2 11 (25.58%) OO
2 11 (25.58%) OOD
3 8 (18.60%) Multithreading
3 8 (18.60%) Low Latency
4 6 (13.95%) Functional Programming
4 6 (13.95%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (11.63%) Validation
6 4 (9.30%) Scrum
7 3 (6.98%) MVC
7 3 (6.98%) Unit Testing
8 2 (4.65%) Embedded Software Development
8 2 (4.65%) Time Management
8 2 (4.65%) Business Analysis
8 2 (4.65%) Project Management
8 2 (4.65%) Web Design
9 1 (2.33%) Configuration Management
9 1 (2.33%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 22 (51.16%) C#
2 21 (48.84%) C++
3 12 (27.91%) Java
4 10 (23.26%) SQL
5 9 (20.93%) C
6 7 (16.28%) JavaScript
7 6 (13.95%) Erlang
8 5 (11.63%) Embedded C
8 5 (11.63%) MATLAB
8 5 (11.63%) Haskell
8 5 (11.63%) Scala
9 4 (9.30%) T-SQL
9 4 (9.30%) VB.NET
10 2 (4.65%) Objective-C
11 1 (2.33%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 12 (27.91%) Degree
2 2 (4.65%) Chartered Engineer
2 2 (4.65%) HND
3 1 (2.33%) PhD
3 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) MOM
Vendors
1 11 (25.58%) QNX
2 4 (9.30%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.98%) Perforce