Period
to 16 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Leicester during the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 54 82
Rank change year-on-year +28 +28 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 67 11 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicester 10.49% 2.04% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.70% 2.06% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 56 12 6
Leicester median annual salary £37,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.76% - +41.67%
10th Percentile £30,625 £37,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £50,000 £46,750 £46,250
Leicestershire median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +33.33%

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 626 535 796
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.97% 99.26% 98.39%
Number of salaries quoted 548 501 697
Leicester median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -9.64% +6.41%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £53,750 £55,000
Leicestershire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year - -1.23% +6.58%

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
Salary Histogram in Leicester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Leicester over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in Leicester

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

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Leicester region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 67 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 45 (67.16%) Degree
3 40 (59.70%) C++
3 40 (59.70%) C
4 36 (53.73%) Manufacturing
4 36 (53.73%) Device Driver
4 36 (53.73%) Unit Testing
5 35 (52.24%) Embedded Systems
6 34 (50.75%) GitHub
6 34 (50.75%) Agile Software Development
7 32 (47.76%) C#
8 30 (44.78%) Time Management
9 29 (43.28%) Subversion
10 28 (41.79%) Microsoft
11 22 (32.84%) HTML
11 22 (32.84%) Automotive
12 20 (29.85%) CSS
13 19 (28.36%) MVC
14 18 (26.87%) .NET
14 18 (26.87%) Java
14 18 (26.87%) SQL
15 17 (25.37%) .NET Framework
16 16 (23.88%) Test Automation
16 16 (23.88%) Microsoft Azure
16 16 (23.88%) Microservices
16 16 (23.88%) T-SQL
16 16 (23.88%) SQL Server
16 16 (23.88%) SOA
17 15 (22.39%) ASP.NET
17 15 (22.39%) Web Services

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 5 (7.46%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 34 (50.75%) GitHub
2 16 (23.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.94%) Modbus
1 8 (11.94%) RS-485
1 8 (11.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (23.88%) SQL Server
2 15 (22.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (5.97%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 29 (43.28%) Subversion
2 14 (20.90%) Maven
2 14 (20.90%) Visual Studio
3 10 (14.93%) Robot Framework
4 5 (7.46%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.99%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (1.49%) JUnit
General
1 36 (53.73%) Manufacturing
2 22 (32.84%) Automotive
3 11 (16.42%) Marketing
4 7 (10.45%) Retail
5 2 (2.99%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (32.84%) HTML
2 20 (29.85%) CSS
3 18 (26.87%) .NET
4 17 (25.37%) .NET Framework
5 15 (22.39%) Ajax
5 15 (22.39%) ASP.NET
5 15 (22.39%) ASP.NET Core
5 15 (22.39%) ASP.NET MVC
5 15 (22.39%) ASP.NET Web API
5 15 (22.39%) Entity Framework
5 15 (22.39%) jQuery
5 15 (22.39%) Sass
5 15 (22.39%) WCF
5 15 (22.39%) Web Services
6 13 (19.40%) Spring
7 6 (8.96%) HTML5
7 6 (8.96%) JSON
7 6 (8.96%) RESTful
8 4 (5.97%) COM
9 3 (4.48%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 36 (53.73%) Device Driver
2 35 (52.24%) Embedded Systems
3 15 (22.39%) Mobile App
4 8 (11.94%) CAN bus
5 3 (4.48%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (4.48%) User Experience
6 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.49%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.49%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 12 (17.91%) Linux
2 11 (16.42%) Android
2 11 (16.42%) Apple iOS
3 8 (11.94%) FreeRTOS
4 4 (5.97%) Windows
5 1 (1.49%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 36 (53.73%) Unit Testing
3 34 (50.75%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (44.78%) Time Management
5 19 (28.36%) MVC
6 16 (23.88%) Microservices
6 16 (23.88%) SOA
6 16 (23.88%) Test Automation
7 15 (22.39%) Mobile Application Development
7 15 (22.39%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (11.94%) Cybersecurity
8 8 (11.94%) OO
8 8 (11.94%) Scrum
9 6 (8.96%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (8.96%) TDD
9 6 (8.96%) UML
10 4 (5.97%) Web Development
11 3 (4.48%) Problem-Solving
12 2 (2.99%) Decision-Making
12 2 (2.99%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 40 (59.70%) C
1 40 (59.70%) C++
2 32 (47.76%) C#
3 18 (26.87%) Java
3 18 (26.87%) SQL
4 16 (23.88%) T-SQL
5 6 (8.96%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.99%) Embedded C
6 2 (2.99%) PHP
7 1 (1.49%) Go
7 1 (1.49%) Python
7 1 (1.49%) VB
7 1 (1.49%) VB6
Qualifications
1 45 (67.16%) Degree
2 1 (1.49%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 13 (19.40%) Firmware
Vendors
1 28 (41.79%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.49%) IBM
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle