Period
to 18 April 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £46,500 in advertised job vacancies in Leicester during the 6 months to 18 April 2019.

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 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 19 70 60
Rank change year-on-year +51 -10 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 113 8 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicester 15.42% 1.28% 4.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.76% 1.32% 4.08%
Number of salaries quoted 24 8 27
Leicester median annual salary £46,500 £38,396 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.11% -9.66% -15.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,152 £25,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £47,500
Leicestershire median annual salary £44,000 £38,396 £42,500
% change year-on-year +14.60% -9.66% -15.00%

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 717 606 784
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.82% 97.27% 98.62%
Number of salaries quoted 547 557 728
Leicester median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% -11.76%
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,250 £23,675
90th Percentile £58,750 £58,750 £53,750
Leicestershire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 18 April 2019.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in Leicester

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2019, 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.

1 113 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 102 (90.27%) Degree
3 101 (89.38%) Agile Software Development
4 94 (83.19%) C#
5 87 (76.99%) Firmware
6 78 (69.03%) C
7 74 (65.49%) Java
8 72 (63.72%) Time Management
9 69 (61.06%) Spring
9 69 (61.06%) Maven
9 69 (61.06%) Manufacturing
10 67 (59.29%) C++
11 66 (58.41%) FreeRTOS
12 65 (57.52%) RS-485
12 65 (57.52%) Modbus
12 65 (57.52%) CAN bus
12 65 (57.52%) TCP/IP
13 63 (55.75%) Robot Framework
14 60 (53.10%) Linux
14 60 (53.10%) Visual Studio
15 59 (52.21%) Microsoft
16 58 (51.33%) Embedded Systems
17 56 (49.56%) Apple iOS
17 56 (49.56%) Android
18 54 (47.79%) Unit Testing
19 53 (46.90%) Technical Leadership
20 46 (40.71%) Marketing
21 41 (36.28%) HTML
21 41 (36.28%) JavaScript
22 40 (35.40%) Scrum

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 36 (31.86%) Apache
2 4 (3.54%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 35 (30.97%) GitHub
2 4 (3.54%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.54%) Amazon Kinesis
2 4 (3.54%) AWS CloudFormation
2 4 (3.54%) AWS Lambda
2 4 (3.54%) Serverless
3 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 65 (57.52%) Modbus
1 65 (57.52%) RS-485
1 65 (57.52%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.88%) MQTT
2 1 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (21.24%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (3.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 69 (61.06%) Maven
2 63 (55.75%) Robot Framework
3 60 (53.10%) Visual Studio
4 39 (34.51%) Jenkins
5 4 (3.54%) Git (software)
5 4 (3.54%) JIRA
6 2 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.88%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.88%) GNU Toolchain
General
1 69 (61.06%) Manufacturing
2 46 (40.71%) Marketing
3 24 (21.24%) Automotive
4 3 (2.65%) Retail
5 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (61.06%) Spring
2 41 (36.28%) HTML
3 40 (35.40%) HTML5
4 36 (31.86%) JSON
4 36 (31.86%) RESTful
5 33 (29.20%) COM
6 29 (25.66%) CSS
7 28 (24.78%) Node.js
8 6 (5.31%) .NET
9 5 (4.42%) React
10 4 (3.54%) CSS3
10 4 (3.54%) GraphQL
10 4 (3.54%) Jest
10 4 (3.54%) LESS
10 4 (3.54%) Redux
10 4 (3.54%) REST
10 4 (3.54%) Sass
11 2 (1.77%) .NET Framework
11 2 (1.77%) ASP.NET
12 1 (0.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 65 (57.52%) CAN bus
2 58 (51.33%) Embedded Systems
3 36 (31.86%) Device Driver
4 16 (14.16%) User Experience
5 2 (1.77%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.88%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 66 (58.41%) FreeRTOS
2 60 (53.10%) Linux
3 56 (49.56%) Android
3 56 (49.56%) Apple iOS
4 25 (22.12%) Windows
5 1 (0.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 101 (89.38%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (63.72%) Time Management
4 54 (47.79%) Unit Testing
5 53 (46.90%) Technical Leadership
6 40 (35.40%) Scrum
6 40 (35.40%) TDD
7 39 (34.51%) Continuous Integration
8 36 (31.86%) Cybersecurity
8 36 (31.86%) UML
9 35 (30.97%) OO
10 25 (22.12%) MVC
11 24 (21.24%) Web Development
12 16 (14.16%) Process Improvement
13 5 (4.42%) User Stories
14 4 (3.54%) BDD
14 4 (3.54%) DevOps
14 4 (3.54%) Functional Testing
14 4 (3.54%) Responsive Web Design
14 4 (3.54%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 94 (83.19%) C#
2 78 (69.03%) C
3 74 (65.49%) Java
4 67 (59.29%) C++
5 41 (36.28%) JavaScript
6 12 (10.62%) Embedded C
7 4 (3.54%) ES6
7 4 (3.54%) Scala
7 4 (3.54%) SQL
8 1 (0.88%) PHP
8 1 (0.88%) Python
8 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.88%) VB
8 1 (0.88%) VB6
Qualifications
1 102 (90.27%) Degree
System Software
1 87 (76.99%) Firmware
2 1 (0.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.88%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 59 (52.21%) Microsoft
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle