Period
to 16 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Somerset 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 16 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
South West > Somerset
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 11 14
Rank change year-on-year -10 +3 +9
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 94 231 170
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 9.45% 17.21% 13.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.41% 18.49% 14.46%
Number of salaries quoted 75 169 182
Somerset median annual salary £42,500 £39,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.97% -8.24% +25.00%
10th Percentile £24,200 £26,250 £32,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £52,500 £72,500
South West median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +18.75% -11.11% +12.50%

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 Somerset with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Somerset
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 903 1,249 1,176
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 90.75% 93.07% 90.39%
Number of salaries quoted 774 947 1,039
Somerset median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £57,500
South West median annual salary £42,500 £41,377 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.72% +3.44% -

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Somerset

Software Engineering
Salary Trend in Somerset

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

Salary trend for Software Engineering in Somerset

Software Engineering
Salary Histogram in Somerset

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Somerset over the 6 months to 16 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Engineering in Somerset

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the Somerset region over the 6 months to 16 July 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
Bath -22 28 £42,500 - 10
Taunton -7 21 £42,029 +12.08% 8
Yeovil +4 15 £60,000 +37.93% 4
Wells - 4 £50,000 -
Frome - 2 £40,000 -
Glastonbury - 1 £50,000 -
Axbridge - 1 £50,000 -
Software Engineering
South West

For the 6 months to 16 July 2018, 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 Somerset region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 54 (57.45%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (47.87%) C#
3 35 (37.23%) JavaScript
4 34 (36.17%) Java
5 31 (32.98%) C++
6 29 (30.85%) .NET
7 28 (29.79%) HTML
8 26 (27.66%) Degree
9 25 (26.60%) OO
9 25 (26.60%) Computer Science
9 25 (26.60%) Test Automation
10 24 (25.53%) Scrum
11 22 (23.40%) ASP.NET
12 21 (22.34%) CSS
13 20 (21.28%) MVC
14 19 (20.21%) SQL Server
14 19 (20.21%) Problem-Solving
15 18 (19.15%) TDD
16 16 (17.02%) Mathematics
17 15 (15.96%) SDLC
18 14 (14.89%) Mentoring
18 14 (14.89%) Unit Testing
18 14 (14.89%) Team Foundation Server
19 13 (13.83%) ASP.NET MVC
19 13 (13.83%) AngularJS
19 13 (13.83%) Web Services
20 12 (12.77%) JSP
20 12 (12.77%) Visual Studio
20 12 (12.77%) C
20 12 (12.77%) Pair Programming

Software Engineering
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 1 (1.06%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.19%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.19%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.13%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (2.13%) Office 365
3 2 (2.13%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.32%) Wireless
2 3 (3.19%) 802.11
2 3 (3.19%) Ethernet
2 3 (3.19%) RS-232
3 2 (2.13%) Bluetooth
3 2 (2.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (20.21%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.57%) Geospatial Data
3 7 (7.45%) MySQL
4 6 (6.38%) Hadoop
5 5 (5.32%) Relational Database
6 4 (4.26%) NoSQL
7 3 (3.19%) Big Data
7 3 (3.19%) CouchDB
7 3 (3.19%) Riak
8 2 (2.13%) GIS
8 2 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (2.13%) Power BI
8 2 (2.13%) Redis
9 1 (1.06%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 14 (14.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (12.77%) Visual Studio
3 7 (7.45%) Git (software)
4 6 (6.38%) Selenium
5 5 (5.32%) Jenkins
5 5 (5.32%) JSUnit
6 3 (3.19%) Cucumber
6 3 (3.19%) JMeter
6 3 (3.19%) SoapUI
6 3 (3.19%) SpecFlow
6 3 (3.19%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (2.13%) Subversion
8 1 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.06%) Bugzilla
8 1 (1.06%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.06%) Eclipse RCP
8 1 (1.06%) JIRA
8 1 (1.06%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (1.06%) Trac
General
1 7 (7.45%) Aerospace
2 6 (6.38%) Games
3 4 (4.26%) Automotive
3 4 (4.26%) Electronics
3 4 (4.26%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.13%) Multimedia
4 2 (2.13%) Publishing
4 2 (2.13%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.06%) Military
Job Titles
1 49 (52.13%) Software Engineer
2 37 (39.36%) Developer
3 25 (26.60%) Software Developer
4 11 (11.70%) C++ Software Engineer
4 11 (11.70%) Graduate
5 8 (8.51%) Graduate Developer
5 8 (8.51%) Graduate Software Developer
5 8 (8.51%) Senior Software Engineer
6 7 (7.45%) Embedded Engineer
6 7 (7.45%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 7 (7.45%) Java Developer
7 6 (6.38%) Java Software Developer
8 5 (5.32%) .NET Developer
9 4 (4.26%) C++ Developer
9 4 (4.26%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 4 (4.26%) Lead Software Engineer
9 4 (4.26%) Test Engineer
10 3 (3.19%) Automation Test Lead
10 3 (3.19%) Erlang Software Engineer
10 3 (3.19%) Trainee Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (30.85%) .NET
2 28 (29.79%) HTML
3 22 (23.40%) ASP.NET
4 21 (22.34%) CSS
5 13 (13.83%) AngularJS
5 13 (13.83%) ASP.NET MVC
5 13 (13.83%) Web Services
6 12 (12.77%) JSP
6 12 (12.77%) RESTful
7 9 (9.57%) jQuery
8 8 (8.51%) HTML5
8 8 (8.51%) XML
9 7 (7.45%) Ajax
9 7 (7.45%) SOAP
9 7 (7.45%) WPF
10 6 (6.38%) Entity Framework
11 5 (5.32%) .NET Framework
11 5 (5.32%) ASP.NET Web API
11 5 (5.32%) Node.js
11 5 (5.32%) React
Miscellaneous
1 25 (26.60%) Computer Science
2 7 (7.45%) Data Structures
3 5 (5.32%) 3D Graphics
3 5 (5.32%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.19%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (3.19%) User Experience
5 1 (1.06%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.06%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.06%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.06%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.06%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.06%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.06%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.70%) Linux
2 8 (8.51%) Android
2 8 (8.51%) Apple iOS
3 5 (5.32%) Unix
3 5 (5.32%) Windows
4 2 (2.13%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.06%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (57.45%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (26.60%) OO
2 25 (26.60%) Test Automation
3 24 (25.53%) Scrum
4 20 (21.28%) MVC
5 19 (20.21%) Problem-Solving
6 18 (19.15%) TDD
7 16 (17.02%) Mathematics
8 15 (15.96%) SDLC
9 14 (14.89%) Mentoring
9 14 (14.89%) Unit Testing
10 12 (12.77%) BDD
10 12 (12.77%) Mobile Development
10 12 (12.77%) Pair Programming
11 11 (11.70%) Customer Requirements
11 11 (11.70%) Web Development
12 8 (8.51%) Coaching
12 8 (8.51%) iOS Development
12 8 (8.51%) Kanban
12 8 (8.51%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 45 (47.87%) C#
2 35 (37.23%) JavaScript
3 34 (36.17%) Java
4 31 (32.98%) C++
5 12 (12.77%) C
6 11 (11.70%) SQL
7 6 (6.38%) Apple Swift
7 6 (6.38%) Embedded C
8 5 (5.32%) PHP
9 4 (4.26%) Ruby
10 3 (3.19%) Embedded C++
10 3 (3.19%) Erlang
11 2 (2.13%) Python
12 1 (1.06%) Ada
12 1 (1.06%) Assembly Language
12 1 (1.06%) Java 8
12 1 (1.06%) R
12 1 (1.06%) Scala
12 1 (1.06%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 26 (27.66%) Degree
2 8 (8.51%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (5.32%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.13%) AWS Certification
4 2 (2.13%) MCSD
4 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.13%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.06%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.26%) MISRA
2 3 (3.19%) IEC 61508
3 1 (1.06%) Def Stans
3 1 (1.06%) GDPR
3 1 (1.06%) MISRA C
Systems Management
1 1 (1.06%) Packer
1 1 (1.06%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (6.38%) Xamarin
2 5 (5.32%) ATG
2 5 (5.32%) Syncsort
3 4 (4.26%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.06%) hybris
4 1 (1.06%) IBM
4 1 (1.06%) ServiceNow