Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Leicester 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
Leicestershire > Leicester
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 77 74
Rank change year-on-year +26 -3 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 13 13 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicester 2.31% 1.55% 1.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.35% 1.57% 1.60%
Number of salaries quoted 13 12 16
Leicester median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +41.67% -25.00%
10th Percentile £35,039 £25,700 £25,500
90th Percentile £46,750 £48,625 £52,500
Leicestershire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year - +33.33% -25.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leicester. 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
Leicester
Permanent vacancies in Leicester with a recognized job title 553 830 813
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.40% 98.69% 98.43%
Number of salaries quoted 511 753 686
Leicester median annual salary £38,000 £40,500 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.17% +2.53% -1.25%
10th Percentile £23,500 £25,500 £21,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £53,750 £55,625
Leicestershire median annual salary £39,000 £40,500 £38,250
% change year-on-year -3.70% +5.88% -1.92%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicester

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Leicester

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Leicester

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

Salary trend for Software Engineer in Leicester

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

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 Leicester region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 13 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 9 (69.23%) C#
3 6 (46.15%) Windows
3 6 (46.15%) Bluetooth
3 6 (46.15%) Firmware
3 6 (46.15%) C
3 6 (46.15%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (46.15%) Mobile App
4 5 (38.46%) Embedded Systems
4 5 (38.46%) Xamarin
4 5 (38.46%) Android
4 5 (38.46%) Apple iOS
4 5 (38.46%) Java
5 4 (30.77%) .NET
5 4 (30.77%) Degree
6 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (23.08%) SQL
6 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
6 3 (23.08%) Oracle
6 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
6 3 (23.08%) Python
7 2 (15.38%) Strategic Thinking
7 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
7 2 (15.38%) API Development
7 2 (15.38%) BDD
7 2 (15.38%) Big Data
7 2 (15.38%) People Management
7 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
7 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
7 2 (15.38%) Finance

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicester 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 (7.69%) Apache Spark
1 1 (7.69%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) HipChat
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) Bluetooth
1 6 (46.15%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (7.69%) GSM
2 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) Big Data
2 2 (15.38%) MySQL
2 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
3 1 (7.69%) Apache Hive
3 1 (7.69%) Hadoop
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
1 2 (15.38%) Maven
1 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.69%) GitLab
2 1 (7.69%) JIRA
2 1 (7.69%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
1 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) .NET
2 2 (15.38%) JSON
2 2 (15.38%) Node.js
2 2 (15.38%) SOAP
3 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
3 1 (7.69%) Akka
3 1 (7.69%) Apache Cordova
3 1 (7.69%) Java EE
3 1 (7.69%) Kafka
3 1 (7.69%) OAuth
3 1 (7.69%) React
3 1 (7.69%) REST
3 1 (7.69%) RESTful
3 1 (7.69%) Spring
3 1 (7.69%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Mobile App
2 5 (38.46%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Android
2 5 (38.46%) Apple iOS
3 2 (15.38%) Linux
4 1 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) API Development
3 2 (15.38%) BDD
3 2 (15.38%) OO
3 2 (15.38%) OOP
3 2 (15.38%) People Management
3 2 (15.38%) Strategic Thinking
3 2 (15.38%) TDD
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
4 1 (7.69%) Logistics
4 1 (7.69%) Machine Learning
4 1 (7.69%) Microservices
4 1 (7.69%) Scrum
4 1 (7.69%) Supply Chain Management
4 1 (7.69%) Telematics
4 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Use Case
4 1 (7.69%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) C#
2 6 (46.15%) C
3 5 (38.46%) Java
4 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
4 3 (23.08%) Python
4 3 (23.08%) SQL
5 2 (15.38%) PL/SQL
6 1 (7.69%) C++
6 1 (7.69%) Embedded C
6 1 (7.69%) Scala
6 1 (7.69%) VB
6 1 (7.69%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Degree
2 2 (15.38%) HND
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) Firmware
2 1 (7.69%) Docker
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Xamarin
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) Apigee
3 1 (7.69%) Cloudera
3 1 (7.69%) IBM
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) MuleSoft
3 1 (7.69%) WSO2