Period
to 20 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 6 months to 20 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
East Midlands > Leicestershire
6 months to
20 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 20 54 19
Rank change year-on-year +34 -35 +10
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 131 43 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 11.77% 4.40% 10.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.67% 4.77% 11.25%
Number of salaries quoted 66 32 123
Leicestershire median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +28.57% -22.22%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,750 £26,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £87,750 £47,500
East Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £48,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% +20.00% -

Software Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Leicestershire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,034 901 1,164
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 92.90% 92.13% 89.40%
Number of salaries quoted 715 824 926
Leicestershire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56% -7.14%
10th Percentile £26,500 £25,000 £24,875
90th Percentile £59,500 £58,750 £57,500
East Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicestershire

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Leicestershire

Software Engineering
Salary Trend in Leicestershire

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

Salary trend for Software Engineering in Leicestershire

Software Engineering
Salary Histogram in Leicestershire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Leicestershire over the 6 months to 20 May 2019.

Salary histogram for Software Engineering in Leicestershire

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the Leicestershire region over the 6 months to 20 May 2019. 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 +24 112 £40,000 -20.00% 12
Coalville - 3 £50,000 - 2
Loughborough -9 2 £41,250 +26.92%
Software Engineering
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 May 2019, IT jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 106 (80.92%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (67.94%) C#
2 89 (67.94%) Degree
3 80 (61.07%) Firmware
4 75 (57.25%) C
5 67 (51.15%) C++
6 66 (50.38%) Java
7 60 (45.80%) FreeRTOS
8 58 (44.27%) Unit Testing
9 57 (43.51%) Visual Studio
9 57 (43.51%) TCP/IP
9 57 (43.51%) RS-485
9 57 (43.51%) Modbus
9 57 (43.51%) CAN bus
10 55 (41.98%) Spring
11 54 (41.22%) Maven
11 54 (41.22%) Manufacturing
12 53 (40.46%) Time Management
13 52 (39.69%) Linux
14 51 (38.93%) Embedded Systems
15 49 (37.40%) Robot Framework
16 47 (35.88%) Microsoft
17 45 (34.35%) Scrum
18 44 (33.59%) Android
18 44 (33.59%) Apple iOS
19 39 (29.77%) JavaScript
20 37 (28.24%) Continuous Integration
20 37 (28.24%) Technical Leadership
21 33 (25.19%) TDD
21 33 (25.19%) HTML

Software Engineering
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 24 (18.32%) Apache
2 7 (5.34%) Confluence
3 3 (2.29%) JBoss
3 3 (2.29%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.53%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.53%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (1.53%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 30 (22.90%) GitHub
2 10 (7.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (5.34%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (3.82%) Amazon Kinesis
4 5 (3.82%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (3.82%) AWS Lambda
4 5 (3.82%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 57 (43.51%) Modbus
1 57 (43.51%) RS-485
1 57 (43.51%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.29%) MQTT
3 2 (1.53%) Internet
3 2 (1.53%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.76%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.21%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (4.58%) SQLite
3 5 (3.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 3 (2.29%) MySQL
4 3 (2.29%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.76%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 57 (43.51%) Visual Studio
2 54 (41.22%) Maven
3 49 (37.40%) Robot Framework
4 31 (23.66%) Jenkins
5 14 (10.69%) JIRA
6 10 (7.63%) Git (software)
7 7 (5.34%) CppUnit
7 7 (5.34%) Subversion
8 3 (2.29%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.53%) GNU Toolchain
9 2 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.76%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.76%) JIRA Agile
10 1 (0.76%) Selenium
General
1 54 (41.22%) Manufacturing
2 29 (22.14%) Marketing
3 13 (9.92%) Automotive
4 4 (3.05%) Retail
5 1 (0.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 94 (71.76%) Software Engineer
2 51 (38.93%) Embedded Engineer
3 44 (33.59%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 37 (28.24%) Lead Software Engineer
5 16 (12.21%) Applications Engineer
5 16 (12.21%) Web Applications Engineer
5 16 (12.21%) Web Engineer
6 15 (11.45%) Developer
7 13 (9.92%) UI Engineer
7 13 (9.92%) UX Engineer
8 9 (6.87%) Senior Software Engineer
8 9 (6.87%) Software Developer
8 9 (6.87%) Software Test Engineer
8 9 (6.87%) Test Engineer
9 7 (5.34%) C# Developer
10 6 (4.58%) C# Software Developer
10 6 (4.58%) Lead Embedded Software Engineer
11 5 (3.82%) C# Software Engineer
11 5 (3.82%) Java Engineer
11 5 (3.82%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (41.98%) Spring
2 33 (25.19%) HTML
3 29 (22.14%) HTML5
4 26 (19.85%) Node.js
5 25 (19.08%) CSS
5 25 (19.08%) JSON
6 24 (18.32%) RESTful
7 22 (16.79%) COM
8 16 (12.21%) .NET
9 15 (11.45%) REST
10 10 (7.63%) React
11 9 (6.87%) Web Services
12 7 (5.34%) GraphQL
12 7 (5.34%) Redux
13 6 (4.58%) ASP.NET
13 6 (4.58%) LINQ
13 6 (4.58%) SOAP
13 6 (4.58%) WCF
13 6 (4.58%) WinForms
13 6 (4.58%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 57 (43.51%) CAN bus
2 51 (38.93%) Embedded Systems
3 29 (22.14%) Device Driver
4 18 (13.74%) User Experience
5 4 (3.05%) Fat Client
5 4 (3.05%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.53%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.53%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.76%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.76%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 60 (45.80%) FreeRTOS
2 52 (39.69%) Linux
3 44 (33.59%) Android
3 44 (33.59%) Apple iOS
4 23 (17.56%) Windows
5 4 (3.05%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.53%) Unix
7 1 (0.76%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.76%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (80.92%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (44.27%) Unit Testing
3 53 (40.46%) Time Management
4 45 (34.35%) Scrum
5 37 (28.24%) Continuous Integration
5 37 (28.24%) Technical Leadership
6 33 (25.19%) TDD
7 31 (23.66%) Cybersecurity
7 31 (23.66%) OO
8 25 (19.08%) UML
9 22 (16.79%) MVC
10 18 (13.74%) Web Development
11 14 (10.69%) Process Improvement
11 14 (10.69%) Test Automation
12 12 (9.16%) Functional Testing
13 11 (8.40%) Computer Science
14 10 (7.63%) User Stories
15 9 (6.87%) Software Testing
16 8 (6.11%) DevOps
17 7 (5.34%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 89 (67.94%) C#
2 75 (57.25%) C
3 67 (51.15%) C++
4 66 (50.38%) Java
5 39 (29.77%) JavaScript
6 17 (12.98%) SQL
7 11 (8.40%) Embedded C
8 10 (7.63%) Scala
9 8 (6.11%) ES6
10 3 (2.29%) PHP
10 3 (2.29%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.53%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.53%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.76%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 89 (67.94%) Degree
2 7 (5.34%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (3.05%) MCP
3 4 (3.05%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.53%) ISEB
4 2 (1.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.76%) CISSP
5 1 (0.76%) CSSLP
5 1 (0.76%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.05%) SLA
2 1 (0.76%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.76%) MISRA
2 1 (0.76%) QA
System Software
1 80 (61.07%) Firmware
2 2 (1.53%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.53%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 47 (35.88%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.05%) Citrix
3 2 (1.53%) Oracle