Period
to 16 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Dorset with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 6 months to 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
South West > Dorset
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 37 34
Rank change year-on-year +14 -3 -18
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 140 76 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Dorset 10.43% 7.90% 7.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.24% 9.26% 8.43%
Number of salaries quoted 121 62 110
Dorset median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +2.56% +20.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £49,875 £56,250
South West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +14.86%

Software Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Dorset with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Dorset
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,144 821 1,328
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Dorset 85.25% 85.34% 87.08%
Number of salaries quoted 985 721 1,030
Dorset median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £56,250 £62,750 £52,625
South West median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.90%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Dorset.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Dorset

Software Engineering
Salary Trend in Dorset

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

Salary trend for Software Engineering in Dorset

Software Engineering
Salary Histogram in Dorset

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Dorset over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Engineering in Dorset

Software Engineering
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 Engineering 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 79 £45,000 +12.50% 9
Bournemouth -1 14 £52,500 +27.27% 15
Weymouth -2 10 £45,000 +69.81% 4
Wimborne -13 10 £42,500 -5.56% 6
Dorchester -2 7 £60,000 - 1
Ferndown - 6 £42,500 -
Software Engineering
South West

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, IT jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Dorset region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 96 (68.57%) C++
2 63 (45.00%) C#
3 58 (41.43%) OO
4 57 (40.71%) .NET
5 56 (40.00%) Linux
6 55 (39.29%) C
7 48 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
8 41 (29.29%) Java
8 41 (29.29%) OOP
8 41 (29.29%) Degree
9 37 (26.43%) Windows
10 28 (20.00%) TDD
11 24 (17.14%) JavaScript
12 23 (16.43%) OOD
13 22 (15.71%) SQL
14 20 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
15 17 (12.14%) CSS
15 17 (12.14%) HTML
16 16 (11.43%) TCP/IP
16 16 (11.43%) Electronics
16 16 (11.43%) Computer Science
16 16 (11.43%) Algorithms
16 16 (11.43%) Signal Processing
17 15 (10.71%) Retail
17 15 (10.71%) Embedded C++
18 14 (10.00%) MySQL
18 14 (10.00%) Manufacturing
18 14 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
18 14 (10.00%) Multithreading
18 14 (10.00%) Microservices

Software Engineering
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 6 (4.29%) Umbraco
2 5 (3.57%) CMS
2 5 (3.57%) EPiServer
2 5 (3.57%) Kentico
3 1 (0.71%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.14%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (11.43%) TCP/IP
2 8 (5.71%) ISDN
2 8 (5.71%) RTCP
2 8 (5.71%) RTP
2 8 (5.71%) VoIP
3 6 (4.29%) Bluetooth
4 3 (2.14%) ZigBee
5 2 (1.43%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.43%) RFID
6 1 (0.71%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 14 (10.00%) MariaDB
1 14 (10.00%) MongoDB
1 14 (10.00%) MySQL
1 14 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (1.43%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.43%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.71%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 11 (7.86%) Subversion
2 7 (5.00%) Visual Studio
3 6 (4.29%) Rational Rhapsody
4 3 (2.14%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.43%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.43%) JIRA
5 2 (1.43%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.71%) Rational DOORS
General
1 16 (11.43%) Electronics
2 15 (10.71%) Retail
3 14 (10.00%) Manufacturing
4 11 (7.86%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.57%) Aerospace
5 5 (3.57%) Finance
5 5 (3.57%) Legal
6 1 (0.71%) Military
Job Titles
1 100 (71.43%) Software Engineer
2 46 (32.86%) Developer
3 36 (25.71%) C++ Software Engineer
4 33 (23.57%) Senior Software Engineer
5 24 (17.14%) Software Developer
6 20 (14.29%) Embedded Engineer
6 20 (14.29%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 15 (10.71%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 15 (10.71%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
8 8 (5.71%) Java Engineer
8 8 (5.71%) Java Software Engineer
8 8 (5.71%) Machine Learning Developer
9 7 (5.00%) .NET Developer
9 7 (5.00%) C# Software Engineer
9 7 (5.00%) Senior Java Engineer
9 7 (5.00%) Senior Java Software Engineer
10 6 (4.29%) C++ Developer
10 6 (4.29%) C++ Software Developer
10 6 (4.29%) Python Developer
11 5 (3.57%) Junior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (40.71%) .NET
2 17 (12.14%) CSS
2 17 (12.14%) HTML
3 12 (8.57%) .NET Framework
3 12 (8.57%) Qt
4 6 (4.29%) AngularJS
4 6 (4.29%) KnockoutJS
4 6 (4.29%) OpenMP
4 6 (4.29%) TensorFlow
5 5 (3.57%) React
6 3 (2.14%) .NET Compact Framework
7 2 (1.43%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (1.43%) jQuery
7 2 (1.43%) Razor View Engine
7 2 (1.43%) REST
7 2 (1.43%) XML
8 1 (0.71%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.71%) Sass
8 1 (0.71%) WCF
8 1 (0.71%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 20 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
2 16 (11.43%) Algorithms
2 16 (11.43%) Computer Science
3 10 (7.14%) Acoustics
4 8 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (5.71%) Device Driver
5 6 (4.29%) CUDA
6 5 (3.57%) User Experience
7 3 (2.14%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.43%) Contactless
8 2 (1.43%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 56 (40.00%) Linux
2 37 (26.43%) Windows
3 11 (7.86%) Android
4 8 (5.71%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 7 (5.00%) Unix
6 3 (2.14%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.14%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (2.14%) Mac OS
7 2 (1.43%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (41.43%) OO
2 48 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (29.29%) OOP
4 28 (20.00%) TDD
5 23 (16.43%) OOD
6 16 (11.43%) Signal Processing
7 14 (10.00%) Microservices
7 14 (10.00%) Multithreading
8 12 (8.57%) SOLID
9 11 (7.86%) UML
10 10 (7.14%) BDD
11 8 (5.71%) Embedded Software Development
11 8 (5.71%) Machine Learning
11 8 (5.71%) MVC
12 7 (5.00%) Software Testing
13 6 (4.29%) Biology
13 6 (4.29%) Deep Learning
13 6 (4.29%) Image Processing
13 6 (4.29%) Neural Network
13 6 (4.29%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 96 (68.57%) C++
2 63 (45.00%) C#
3 55 (39.29%) C
4 41 (29.29%) Java
5 24 (17.14%) JavaScript
6 22 (15.71%) SQL
7 15 (10.71%) Embedded C++
8 14 (10.00%) Go
9 13 (9.29%) Embedded C
10 12 (8.57%) Python
11 10 (7.14%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.71%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 41 (29.29%) Degree
2 8 (5.71%) Computer Science Degree
2 8 (5.71%) Security Cleared
3 6 (4.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (4.29%) PhD
4 4 (2.86%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (1.43%) Master's Degree
5 2 (1.43%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.86%) DO-178B
2 6 (4.29%) MIL-STD-498
3 5 (3.57%) MIL-STD-1553
4 1 (0.71%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (9.29%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.29%) Intel
2 6 (4.29%) NVIDIA
3 2 (1.43%) Xamarin