The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Dorset during the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

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

Software Engineer
South West / Dorset
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 45 43
Rank change year-on-year +27 -2  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 53 25 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Dorset 13.22% 4.24% 6.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.35% 4.28% 6.92%
Number of salaries quoted 52 25 48
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £49,000 £46,200
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Dorset. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Dorset
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 397 584 694
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 99.00% 99.15% 99.00%
Number of salaries quoted 362 461 582
Median salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% +5.40%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Dorset that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Dorset

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Dorset

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

Salary trend for Software Engineer in Dorset

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Dorset

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Dorset over the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in Dorset

Software Engineer
Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 26 April 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Poole -4 18 £37,500 -14.28% 3
Bournemouth +32 14 £40,000 +3.22% 3
Wimborne +2 11 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Weymouth - 6 £40,000 -
Software Engineer
South West

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 Dorset region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 71 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 49 (69.01%) C#
3 47 (66.20%) C++
4 37 (52.11%) OO
5 30 (42.25%) SQL
6 28 (39.44%) Embedded Systems
7 27 (38.03%) Windows
8 24 (33.80%) .NET
9 22 (30.99%) C
9 22 (30.99%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (29.58%) Linux
10 21 (29.58%) Multithreading
11 19 (26.76%) Java
12 18 (25.35%) SQL Server
12 18 (25.35%) Team Foundation Server
12 18 (25.35%) WCF
13 17 (23.94%) Degree
14 16 (22.54%) OOP
15 15 (21.13%) Mentoring
16 14 (19.72%) WPF
16 14 (19.72%) UML
17 12 (16.90%) OOD
17 12 (16.90%) Computer Science
17 12 (16.90%) .NET Framework
18 11 (15.49%) Android
19 10 (14.08%) NHibernate
19 10 (14.08%) JIRA
19 10 (14.08%) Entity Framework
19 10 (14.08%) Electronics
19 10 (14.08%) Multithreaded Programming

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.41%) Apache
1 1 (1.41%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.63%) Ethernet
2 2 (2.82%) Bluetooth
3 1 (1.41%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (25.35%) SQL Server
2 9 (12.68%) Relational Database
3 8 (11.27%) Crystal Reports
4 5 (7.04%) SQLite
5 1 (1.41%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 18 (25.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (14.08%) JIRA
3 7 (9.86%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.41%) Moq
4 1 (1.41%) MSTest
4 1 (1.41%) NUnit
General
1 10 (14.08%) Electronics
2 6 (8.45%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.41%) Finance
3 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (33.80%) .NET
2 18 (25.35%) WCF
3 14 (19.72%) WPF
4 12 (16.90%) .NET Framework
5 10 (14.08%) Entity Framework
5 10 (14.08%) NHibernate
6 8 (11.27%) WinForms
7 3 (4.23%) Qt
8 2 (2.82%) AngularJS
8 2 (2.82%) MFC
8 2 (2.82%) XML
9 1 (1.41%) COM
9 1 (1.41%) CSS
9 1 (1.41%) Hibernate
9 1 (1.41%) HTML
9 1 (1.41%) KnockoutJS
9 1 (1.41%) Node.js
9 1 (1.41%) SOAP
9 1 (1.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (1.41%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 28 (39.44%) Embedded Systems
2 12 (16.90%) Computer Science
3 6 (8.45%) Mobile App
4 5 (7.04%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.82%) Device Driver
5 2 (2.82%) EPoS
5 2 (2.82%) Smartcard
6 1 (1.41%) Robotics
6 1 (1.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 27 (38.03%) Windows
2 21 (29.58%) Linux
3 11 (15.49%) Android
4 6 (8.45%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (4.23%) Unix
6 1 (1.41%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 37 (52.11%) OO
3 22 (30.99%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (29.58%) Multithreading
5 16 (22.54%) OOP
6 15 (21.13%) Mentoring
7 14 (19.72%) UML
8 12 (16.90%) OOD
9 10 (14.08%) Multithreaded Programming
10 6 (8.45%) Coaching
10 6 (8.45%) Configuration Management
10 6 (8.45%) Defect Tracking
10 6 (8.45%) Open Source
10 6 (8.45%) People Management
10 6 (8.45%) Post-Production
10 6 (8.45%) SDLC
11 3 (4.23%) Linux Kernel Development
11 3 (4.23%) Project Management
12 2 (2.82%) Device Driver Development
12 2 (2.82%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 49 (69.01%) C#
2 47 (66.20%) C++
3 30 (42.25%) SQL
4 22 (30.99%) C
5 19 (26.76%) Java
6 8 (11.27%) T-SQL
7 7 (9.86%) Delphi
8 4 (5.63%) JavaScript
9 2 (2.82%) Embedded C
9 2 (2.82%) Embedded C++
9 2 (2.82%) PHP
9 2 (2.82%) Python
10 1 (1.41%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.41%) VB
10 1 (1.41%) VB6
10 1 (1.41%) VC++
Qualifications
1 17 (23.94%) Degree
2 1 (1.41%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.45%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (2.82%) EMC
1 2 (2.82%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle
2 1 (1.41%) SAP
2 1 (1.41%) Signiant
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Posted: 5 hours ago
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Salary: benefits + Bonus
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Bournemouth, Dorset
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + PKG
Posted: 4 days ago
Wimborne, Dorset
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Salary: £35-40,000 + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + PKG
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Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
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Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Package
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
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