Period
to 18 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Leicestershire during the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

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
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 69 97
Rank change year-on-year +47 +28 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 117 20 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 12.38% 2.07% 1.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.66% 2.11% 1.71%
Number of salaries quoted 55 16 20
Leicestershire median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% -5.88% -15.00%
10th Percentile £28,050 £33,770 £25,500
90th Percentile £53,750 £45,000 £47,625
East Midlands median annual salary £39,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +11.43% -6.67% -6.25%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire. 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
Leicestershire
Permanent vacancies in Leicestershire with a recognized job title 924 950 1,403
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.78% 98.14% 98.53%
Number of salaries quoted 697 838 1,221
Leicestershire median annual salary £41,500 £37,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.67% -9.64% +3.75%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £55,000
East Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicestershire

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

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 6 months to 18 December 2018.

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 6 months to 18 December 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
Leicester +40 109 £37,500 -6.25% 13
Lutterworth - 2 £46,250 - 9
Loughborough 0 1 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Software Engineer
East Midlands

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 Leicestershire region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 117 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 94 (80.34%) Degree
3 89 (76.07%) Agile Software Development
4 82 (70.09%) C#
5 77 (65.81%) Time Management
6 76 (64.96%) Manufacturing
7 72 (61.54%) C
8 63 (53.85%) Microsoft
9 62 (52.99%) C++
9 62 (52.99%) Java
10 59 (50.43%) Firmware
10 59 (50.43%) Maven
11 58 (49.57%) Spring
12 54 (46.15%) Embedded Systems
13 51 (43.59%) GitHub
13 51 (43.59%) Device Driver
13 51 (43.59%) Visual Studio
13 51 (43.59%) Technical Leadership
14 50 (42.74%) Unit Testing
15 48 (41.03%) Linux
16 46 (39.32%) HTML
16 46 (39.32%) Android
16 46 (39.32%) Apple iOS
16 46 (39.32%) Robot Framework
17 39 (33.33%) Marketing
18 38 (32.48%) RS-485
18 38 (32.48%) Modbus
18 38 (32.48%) CAN bus
18 38 (32.48%) TCP/IP
18 38 (32.48%) FreeRTOS

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 32 (27.35%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 51 (43.59%) GitHub
2 9 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 38 (32.48%) Modbus
1 38 (32.48%) RS-485
1 38 (32.48%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.85%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (17.95%) PostgreSQL
2 16 (13.68%) SQL Server
3 9 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.71%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 59 (50.43%) Maven
2 51 (43.59%) Visual Studio
3 46 (39.32%) Robot Framework
4 31 (26.50%) Jenkins
5 20 (17.09%) Subversion
6 7 (5.98%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.71%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 76 (64.96%) Manufacturing
2 39 (33.33%) Marketing
3 35 (29.91%) Automotive
4 7 (5.98%) Retail
5 2 (1.71%) Electronics
6 1 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (49.57%) Spring
2 46 (39.32%) HTML
3 37 (31.62%) HTML5
4 34 (29.06%) CSS
5 33 (28.21%) JSON
5 33 (28.21%) RESTful
6 21 (17.95%) COM
7 20 (17.09%) Node.js
8 19 (16.24%) .NET
9 13 (11.11%) Ajax
9 13 (11.11%) ASP.NET
9 13 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
9 13 (11.11%) jQuery
10 12 (10.26%) .NET Framework
11 9 (7.69%) ASP.NET Core
11 9 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
11 9 (7.69%) Entity Framework
11 9 (7.69%) Sass
11 9 (7.69%) WCF
11 9 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 54 (46.15%) Embedded Systems
2 51 (43.59%) Device Driver
3 38 (32.48%) CAN bus
4 12 (10.26%) User Experience
5 9 (7.69%) Mobile App
6 4 (3.42%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (3.42%) LIMS
7 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.85%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 48 (41.03%) Linux
2 46 (39.32%) Android
2 46 (39.32%) Apple iOS
3 38 (32.48%) FreeRTOS
4 22 (18.80%) Windows
5 2 (1.71%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 89 (76.07%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (65.81%) Time Management
4 51 (43.59%) Technical Leadership
5 50 (42.74%) Unit Testing
6 36 (30.77%) Scrum
7 34 (29.06%) MVC
8 33 (28.21%) OO
8 33 (28.21%) TDD
9 32 (27.35%) Continuous Integration
9 32 (27.35%) Cybersecurity
10 31 (26.50%) UML
11 25 (21.37%) Web Development
12 10 (8.55%) Microservices
12 10 (8.55%) SOA
12 10 (8.55%) Test Automation
13 9 (7.69%) Mobile Application Development
13 9 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
14 7 (5.98%) Problem-Solving
15 5 (4.27%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 82 (70.09%) C#
2 72 (61.54%) C
3 62 (52.99%) C++
3 62 (52.99%) Java
4 36 (30.77%) JavaScript
5 16 (13.68%) SQL
6 14 (11.97%) T-SQL
7 12 (10.26%) Embedded C
8 3 (2.56%) Python
9 2 (1.71%) PHP
9 2 (1.71%) VB
9 2 (1.71%) VB6
10 1 (0.85%) Go
Qualifications
1 94 (80.34%) Degree
2 1 (0.85%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 59 (50.43%) Firmware
Vendors
1 63 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.71%) Oracle