The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Leicestershire during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineer
East Midlands / Leicestershire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 67 54
Rank change year-on-year +20 -13  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 27 2 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 3.78% 0.30% 3.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.91% 0.30% 3.38%
Number of salaries quoted 21 2 15
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -1.23%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £38,000 £36,250
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Leicestershire
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 690 657 711
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 96.64% 98.35% 98.89%
Number of salaries quoted 532 539 584
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leicestershire that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Leicestershire

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Leicestershire

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

Salary trend for Software Engineer in Leicestershire

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Leicestershire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Leicestershire over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in Leicestershire

Software Engineer
Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester +6 20 £42,500 - 1
Loughborough - 6 £35,000 -
Wigston - 1 £48,840 -
Software Engineer
East Midlands

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Leicestershire region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 43 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 33 (76.74%) C#
3 21 (48.84%) C++
4 18 (41.86%) .NET
4 18 (41.86%) Degree
5 15 (34.88%) JavaScript
5 15 (34.88%) Linux
6 14 (32.56%) Windows
6 14 (32.56%) Visual Studio
7 12 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (25.58%) SQL Server
8 11 (25.58%) OO
8 11 (25.58%) JIRA
9 10 (23.26%) Computer Science
9 10 (23.26%) C
10 9 (20.93%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (20.93%) SQL Server 2008
10 9 (20.93%) MongoDB
10 9 (20.93%) NoSQL
10 9 (20.93%) Docker
11 8 (18.60%) Mathematics
11 8 (18.60%) WPF
11 8 (18.60%) ASP.NET
12 7 (16.28%) Algorithms
13 6 (13.95%) NUnit
13 6 (13.95%) SQL
14 5 (11.63%) Firmware
14 5 (11.63%) Electronics
14 5 (11.63%) Perforce
14 5 (11.63%) Physics

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicestershire 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 (2.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (9.30%) MS Office
2 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.65%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 9 (20.93%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) Wireless
2 1 (2.33%) Internet
2 1 (2.33%) PABX
2 1 (2.33%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (25.58%) SQL Server
2 9 (20.93%) MongoDB
2 9 (20.93%) NoSQL
2 9 (20.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.65%) MySQL
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (32.56%) Visual Studio
2 11 (25.58%) JIRA
3 6 (13.95%) NUnit
4 4 (9.30%) Git (software)
4 4 (9.30%) Subversion
5 3 (6.98%) LabVIEW
5 3 (6.98%) WiX
6 2 (4.65%) Jenkins
6 2 (4.65%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.33%) PHPUnit
7 1 (2.33%) Redmine
General
1 5 (11.63%) Electronics
2 4 (9.30%) Aerospace
3 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (41.86%) .NET
2 8 (18.60%) ASP.NET
2 8 (18.60%) WPF
3 4 (9.30%) WinForms
4 2 (4.65%) .NET Framework
4 2 (4.65%) CSS
4 2 (4.65%) HTML
4 2 (4.65%) jQuery
5 1 (2.33%) Ajax
5 1 (2.33%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.33%) CakePHP
5 1 (2.33%) HTML5
5 1 (2.33%) Laravel
5 1 (2.33%) MSMQ
5 1 (2.33%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (2.33%) Symfony
5 1 (2.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.26%) Computer Science
2 7 (16.28%) Algorithms
3 4 (9.30%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 4 (9.30%) Smartphone
4 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.98%) Device Driver
4 3 (6.98%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (4.65%) Client/Server
5 2 (4.65%) Data Structures
6 1 (2.33%) CCTV
6 1 (2.33%) Driving Licence
6 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.33%) Robotics
6 1 (2.33%) User Experience
6 1 (2.33%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 15 (34.88%) Linux
2 14 (32.56%) Windows
3 2 (4.65%) Unix
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 12 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (25.58%) OO
4 8 (18.60%) Mathematics
5 5 (11.63%) Physics
6 3 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (6.98%) Memory Management
6 3 (6.98%) MVVM
6 3 (6.98%) OOD
6 3 (6.98%) OOP
6 3 (6.98%) Scrum
7 2 (4.65%) High Availability
7 2 (4.65%) SDLC
7 2 (4.65%) Test Automation
7 2 (4.65%) UML
7 2 (4.65%) Unit Testing
7 2 (4.65%) Waterfall
7 2 (4.65%) Web Development
8 1 (2.33%) OO PHP
8 1 (2.33%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (76.74%) C#
2 21 (48.84%) C++
3 15 (34.88%) JavaScript
4 10 (23.26%) C
5 6 (13.95%) SQL
6 3 (6.98%) Java
6 3 (6.98%) MATLAB
6 3 (6.98%) Perl
6 3 (6.98%) Python
7 2 (4.65%) Embedded C
7 2 (4.65%) Embedded C++
7 2 (4.65%) PHP
7 2 (4.65%) VB
7 2 (4.65%) VB6
Qualifications
1 18 (41.86%) Degree
2 1 (2.33%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) ISO 9001
1 2 (4.65%) TickIT
2 1 (2.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (20.93%) Docker
2 5 (11.63%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (11.63%) Perforce
2 4 (9.30%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.98%) Xilinx
4 2 (4.65%) Oracle
5 1 (2.33%) Atmel
5 1 (2.33%) Renesas
5 1 (2.33%) Zend
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