Period
to 16 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Dorset during the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

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
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 48 66
Rank change year-on-year +14 +18 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 101 53 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Dorset 7.53% 5.51% 4.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.72% 5.61% 4.13%
Number of salaries quoted 87 39 60
Dorset median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +2.56% +20.00%
10th Percentile £33,250 £28,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £58,000 £50,000 £51,375
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +17.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset. 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
Dorset
Permanent vacancies in Dorset with a recognized job title 1,308 944 1,500
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.47% 98.13% 98.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1,122 842 1,182
Dorset median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £23,000 £22,500 £21,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £60,000 £52,500
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

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

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 6 months to 16 January 2018.

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 6 months to 16 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Poole +3 57 £45,000 +20.00% 7
Bournemouth +8 12 £50,000 +25.00% 7
Weymouth - 10 £45,000 - 3
Dorchester -3 6 £60,000 - 1
Wimborne -19 4 £42,500 -5.56% 3
Software Engineer
South West

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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.

1 100 (99.01%) Software Engineering
2 86 (85.15%) C++
3 56 (55.45%) OO
4 54 (53.47%) Linux
5 47 (46.53%) C
5 47 (46.53%) C#
6 44 (43.56%) .NET
7 41 (40.59%) OOP
8 40 (39.60%) Java
9 36 (35.64%) Windows
10 28 (27.72%) Degree
10 28 (27.72%) Agile Software Development
11 22 (21.78%) TDD
12 21 (20.79%) OOD
13 17 (16.83%) JavaScript
13 17 (16.83%) Embedded Systems
14 16 (15.84%) TCP/IP
14 16 (15.84%) Electronics
15 15 (14.85%) Embedded C++
15 15 (14.85%) SQL
15 15 (14.85%) HTML
15 15 (14.85%) CSS
16 14 (13.86%) Computer Science
17 13 (12.87%) Embedded C
18 11 (10.89%) Subversion
18 11 (10.89%) UML
18 11 (10.89%) Multithreading
18 11 (10.89%) Android
19 10 (9.90%) Algorithms
19 10 (9.90%) Signal Processing

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (15.84%) TCP/IP
2 8 (7.92%) ISDN
2 8 (7.92%) RTCP
2 8 (7.92%) RTP
2 8 (7.92%) VoIP
3 6 (5.94%) Bluetooth
4 3 (2.97%) ZigBee
5 2 (1.98%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.98%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.98%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.99%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 11 (10.89%) Subversion
2 7 (6.93%) Visual Studio
3 6 (5.94%) Rational Rhapsody
4 3 (2.97%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.98%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.98%) JIRA
5 2 (1.98%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.99%) Rational DOORS
General
1 16 (15.84%) Electronics
2 10 (9.90%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.98%) Retail
4 1 (0.99%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (43.56%) .NET
2 15 (14.85%) CSS
2 15 (14.85%) HTML
3 9 (8.91%) Qt
4 6 (5.94%) .NET Framework
4 6 (5.94%) OpenMP
5 3 (2.97%) .NET Compact Framework
6 2 (1.98%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.98%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (1.98%) REST
6 2 (1.98%) XML
7 1 (0.99%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.99%) jQuery
7 1 (0.99%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (0.99%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 17 (16.83%) Embedded Systems
2 14 (13.86%) Computer Science
3 10 (9.90%) Acoustics
3 10 (9.90%) Algorithms
4 8 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (7.92%) Device Driver
5 3 (2.97%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.98%) Contactless
6 2 (1.98%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 54 (53.47%) Linux
2 36 (35.64%) Windows
3 11 (10.89%) Android
4 8 (7.92%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 7 (6.93%) Unix
6 3 (2.97%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (1.98%) ThreadX
8 1 (0.99%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.99%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (99.01%) Software Engineering
2 56 (55.45%) OO
3 41 (40.59%) OOP
4 28 (27.72%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (21.78%) TDD
6 21 (20.79%) OOD
7 11 (10.89%) Multithreading
7 11 (10.89%) UML
8 10 (9.90%) Signal Processing
9 8 (7.92%) Embedded Software Development
10 7 (6.93%) SOLID
11 6 (5.94%) Concurrent Programming
11 6 (5.94%) Parallel Programming
11 6 (5.94%) Validation
12 5 (4.95%) BDD
12 5 (4.95%) Mathematics
12 5 (4.95%) SDLC
13 4 (3.96%) Physics
14 3 (2.97%) Test Automation
14 3 (2.97%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 86 (85.15%) C++
2 47 (46.53%) C
2 47 (46.53%) C#
3 40 (39.60%) Java
4 17 (16.83%) JavaScript
5 15 (14.85%) Embedded C++
5 15 (14.85%) SQL
6 13 (12.87%) Embedded C
7 10 (9.90%) MATLAB
8 6 (5.94%) Python
Qualifications
1 28 (27.72%) Degree
2 8 (7.92%) Computer Science Degree
2 8 (7.92%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.96%) Numerate Degree
4 2 (1.98%) Master's Degree
4 2 (1.98%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.94%) DO-178B
1 6 (5.94%) MIL-STD-498
2 1 (0.99%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (5.94%) Intel
2 2 (1.98%) Xamarin
3 1 (0.99%) Microsoft