Period
to 1 April 2020

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £43,000 in advertised job vacancies in Somerset during the 6 months to 1 April 2020.

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

Software Engineer
South West > Somerset
6 months to
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 18 19 45
Rank change year-on-year +1 +26 -24
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 89 135 65
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Somerset 10.34% 12.45% 5.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.83% 13.38% 5.65%
Number of salaries quoted 76 75 49
Median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.50% -11.11% +18.42%
10th Percentile £35,000 £31,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £58,750 £60,000 £56,500
South West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset. 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
Somerset
Permanent vacancies in Somerset with a recognized job title 822 1,009 1,151
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.47% 93.08% 97.96%
Number of salaries quoted 688 745 962
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £68,750 £60,000
South West median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Somerset

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Somerset

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Engineer in Somerset.

Salary trend for Software Engineer in Somerset

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Somerset

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Engineer in Somerset over the 6 months to 1 April 2020.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in Somerset

Software Engineer
Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the Somerset region over the 6 months to 1 April 2020. 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
Yeovil +3 30 £38,300 +2.13% 7
Bath -18 26 £48,750 +5.41% 9
Portishead - 20 £45,000 -
Taunton +5 9 £53,869 +28.17%
Frome - 2 £48,750 - 1
Street - 1 £85,000 -
Software Engineer
South West

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

For the 6 months to 1 April 2020, 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 Somerset region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 89 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 50 (56.18%) Degree
3 49 (55.06%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (48.31%) Java
5 39 (43.82%) C++
6 36 (40.45%) Python
7 31 (34.83%) Linux
8 30 (33.71%) SDLC
9 29 (32.58%) Unit Testing
10 28 (31.46%) UML
10 28 (31.46%) OO
10 28 (31.46%) Windows
10 28 (31.46%) OOD
11 26 (29.21%) Aerospace
11 26 (29.21%) Security Cleared
11 26 (29.21%) Problem-Solving
12 25 (28.09%) C#
13 24 (26.97%) C
14 21 (23.60%) Analytical Skills
14 21 (23.60%) Analytics
15 20 (22.47%) Customer Requirements
15 20 (22.47%) Pair Programming
15 20 (22.47%) Use Case
15 20 (22.47%) Time Management
15 20 (22.47%) Marketing
16 19 (21.35%) Rational DOORS
16 19 (21.35%) Tactical Data Link
17 18 (20.22%) HTML
17 18 (20.22%) CSS
17 18 (20.22%) Embedded C

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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 15 (16.85%) Apache
2 9 (10.11%) Tornado
3 2 (2.25%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.11%) Serverless
2 2 (2.25%) GitHub
3 1 (1.12%) AWS
3 1 (1.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (21.35%) Tactical Data Link
2 2 (2.25%) Modbus
2 2 (2.25%) Profibus
3 1 (1.12%) Bluetooth
3 1 (1.12%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.48%) Big Data
2 9 (10.11%) GIS
3 6 (6.74%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.25%) Redis
5 1 (1.12%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.12%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.12%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.12%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (21.35%) Rational DOORS
2 10 (11.24%) Eclipse
2 10 (11.24%) Eclipse RCP
3 3 (3.37%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.37%) JIRA
3 3 (3.37%) Mercurial
4 2 (2.25%) GDB
4 2 (2.25%) Valgrind
5 1 (1.12%) JUnit
5 1 (1.12%) Mockito
5 1 (1.12%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (29.21%) Aerospace
2 20 (22.47%) Marketing
3 9 (10.11%) Military
4 2 (2.25%) Electronics
4 2 (2.25%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.12%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (20.22%) CSS
1 18 (20.22%) HTML
2 15 (16.85%) JSP
2 15 (16.85%) Middleware
3 8 (8.99%) .NET
3 8 (8.99%) Node.js
4 7 (7.87%) AngularJS
5 6 (6.74%) React
5 6 (6.74%) React Native
5 6 (6.74%) Spring
5 6 (6.74%) Vue.js
6 5 (5.62%) RESTful
7 4 (4.49%) .NET Framework
7 4 (4.49%) Ruby on Rails
8 3 (3.37%) Yocto
9 2 (2.25%) Hibernate
9 2 (2.25%) Kafka
9 2 (2.25%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (2.25%) WinForms
9 2 (2.25%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 21 (23.60%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (13.48%) Management Information System
3 9 (10.11%) Data Protection Act
3 9 (10.11%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.25%) Blog
4 2 (2.25%) Robotics
5 1 (1.12%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 31 (34.83%) Linux
2 28 (31.46%) Windows
3 6 (6.74%) Android
4 2 (2.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 49 (55.06%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (33.71%) SDLC
4 29 (32.58%) Unit Testing
5 28 (31.46%) OO
5 28 (31.46%) OOD
5 28 (31.46%) UML
6 26 (29.21%) Problem-Solving
7 21 (23.60%) Analytics
8 20 (22.47%) Customer Requirements
8 20 (22.47%) Pair Programming
8 20 (22.47%) Time Management
8 20 (22.47%) Use Case
9 14 (15.73%) Machine Learning
10 11 (12.36%) Mentoring
11 10 (11.24%) Data Analytics
11 10 (11.24%) System Testing
12 9 (10.11%) Business Analytics
12 9 (10.11%) Computer Architecture
12 9 (10.11%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 43 (48.31%) Java
2 39 (43.82%) C++
3 36 (40.45%) Python
4 25 (28.09%) C#
5 24 (26.97%) C
6 18 (20.22%) Embedded C
7 14 (15.73%) SQL
8 12 (13.48%) Go
9 8 (8.99%) Ruby
10 7 (7.87%) JavaScript
11 6 (6.74%) Objective-C
11 6 (6.74%) PHP
12 4 (4.49%) Rust
13 2 (2.25%) MATLAB
13 2 (2.25%) VB.NET
14 1 (1.12%) Perl
Qualifications
1 50 (56.18%) Degree
2 26 (29.21%) Security Cleared
3 5 (5.62%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (4.49%) PhD
5 3 (3.37%) Master's Degree
6 1 (1.12%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.25%) MISRA
1 2 (2.25%) MISRA C
System Software
1 7 (7.87%) Docker
2 1 (1.12%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (2.25%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1 (1.12%) Capita
1 1 (1.12%) Sybase