Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £48,750 in advertised job vacancies in Colchester during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineer
Essex > Colchester
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 42 43
Rank change year-on-year +11 +1 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 12 14 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Colchester 4.84% 3.92% 3.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.92% 4.07% 3.94%
Number of salaries quoted 6 14 12
Colchester median annual salary £48,750 £40,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.88% -20.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £38,750 £33,750 £37,875
90th Percentile £60,000 £43,375 £65,000
Essex median annual salary £50,000 £38,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +31.58% -10.59% +6.25%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Colchester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Colchester
Permanent vacancies in Colchester with a recognized job title 244 344 355
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.39% 96.36% 98.07%
Number of salaries quoted 201 298 341
Colchester median annual salary £50,000 £43,750 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% +25.00% -13.58%
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,070 £22,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £66,250 £65,000
Essex median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -5.88%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Colchester

Job postings that featured Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Colchester.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Colchester

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Colchester

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

Salary trend for Software Engineer in Colchester

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Colchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Colchester over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in Colchester

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 26 Co-occurring IT Skills in Colchester

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Colchester region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 12 (100.00%) Windows
1 12 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 9 (75.00%) C++
2 9 (75.00%) Visual Studio
2 9 (75.00%) Multithreading
2 9 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 8 (66.67%) Issue Tracking
3 8 (66.67%) Windows 10
3 8 (66.67%) C#
4 7 (58.33%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (58.33%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
4 7 (58.33%) Degree
5 6 (50.00%) Physics
6 5 (41.67%) User Experience
7 4 (33.33%) Image Processing
7 4 (33.33%) Electronics
8 3 (25.00%) Device Driver
8 3 (25.00%) Embedded C
8 3 (25.00%) VxWorks
8 3 (25.00%) Subversion
8 3 (25.00%) Linux
8 3 (25.00%) CUDA
8 3 (25.00%) Device Driver Development
9 2 (16.67%) Algorithms
9 2 (16.67%) PhD

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Colchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft Office
Development Applications
1 9 (75.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (25.00%) Subversion
General
1 4 (33.33%) Electronics
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) User Experience
2 3 (25.00%) CUDA
2 3 (25.00%) Device Driver
3 2 (16.67%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 8 (66.67%) Windows 10
4 3 (25.00%) Linux
4 3 (25.00%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 9 (75.00%) Multithreading
3 8 (66.67%) Issue Tracking
4 6 (50.00%) Physics
5 4 (33.33%) Image Processing
6 3 (25.00%) Device Driver Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) C++
2 8 (66.67%) C#
3 3 (25.00%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) Degree
2 2 (16.67%) PhD
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft