Period
to 9 April 2020

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 9 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
South West > Somerset
6 months to
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 7 12 21
Rank change year-on-year +5 +9 -8
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 141 183 127
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Somerset 16.93% 17.22% 11.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 19.29% 19.04% 11.96%
Number of salaries quoted 125 119 108
Median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £35,000 £29,600 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £58,750
South West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +11.76%

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 731 961 1,062
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 87.76% 90.40% 91.95%
Number of salaries quoted 618 660 890
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,015 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.11% +5.04% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,225 £27,197
90th Percentile £71,250 £68,750 £60,325
South West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.29%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Somerset

Software Engineering
Salary Trend in Somerset

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

Salary trend for Software Engineering in Somerset

Software Engineering
Salary Histogram in Somerset

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Engineering in Somerset over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

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 9 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
Bath -3 66 £51,250 +13.89% 17
Yeovil +2 29 £38,300 +2.13% 8
Portishead - 20 £45,000 -
Taunton +2 16 £53,869 +28.17%
Frome - 3 £45,000 - 1
Street - 3 £85,000 -
Bridgwater - 2 £65,000 -
Software Engineering
South West

For the 6 months to 9 April 2020, 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 67 (47.52%) Python
2 62 (43.97%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (41.13%) Java
4 53 (37.59%) Degree
5 47 (33.33%) C#
6 40 (28.37%) C++
6 40 (28.37%) JavaScript
7 39 (27.66%) .NET
7 39 (27.66%) Problem-Solving
8 35 (24.82%) Linux
9 34 (24.11%) Ruby
10 33 (23.40%) Docker
11 31 (21.99%) SDLC
12 30 (21.28%) Unit Testing
13 29 (20.57%) Security Cleared
13 29 (20.57%) OO
13 29 (20.57%) PHP
14 28 (19.86%) UML
14 28 (19.86%) Open Source
15 27 (19.15%) Windows
15 27 (19.15%) OOD
16 26 (18.44%) Aerospace
16 26 (18.44%) Marketing
17 25 (17.73%) MongoDB
18 24 (17.02%) RESTful
18 24 (17.02%) Go
18 24 (17.02%) MVC
18 24 (17.02%) C
19 23 (16.31%) Ruby on Rails
19 23 (16.31%) AngularJS

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 15 (10.64%) Elasticsearch
2 14 (9.93%) Apache
3 8 (5.67%) Tornado
4 4 (2.84%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.38%) Serverless
2 8 (5.67%) Azure
2 8 (5.67%) GitHub
3 7 (4.96%) AWS
4 3 (2.13%) GCP
4 3 (2.13%) SaaS
5 2 (1.42%) BrowserStack
5 2 (1.42%) PaaS
6 1 (0.71%) G Suite
6 1 (0.71%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 19 (13.48%) Tactical Data Link
2 2 (1.42%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (1.42%) Modbus
2 2 (1.42%) Profibus
3 1 (0.71%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.71%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (17.73%) MongoDB
2 15 (10.64%) Redis
3 12 (8.51%) Big Data
4 9 (6.38%) GIS
5 3 (2.13%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.42%) Geospatial Data
6 2 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.71%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.71%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.71%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.71%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (13.48%) Rational DOORS
2 9 (6.38%) Eclipse
2 9 (6.38%) Eclipse RCP
3 8 (5.67%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.84%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.13%) JIRA
5 3 (2.13%) Mercurial
6 2 (1.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (1.42%) GDB
6 2 (1.42%) Newman
6 2 (1.42%) Postman
6 2 (1.42%) Selenium
6 2 (1.42%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.42%) Travis CI
6 2 (1.42%) Valgrind
7 1 (0.71%) JUnit
7 1 (0.71%) Mockito
7 1 (0.71%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (18.44%) Aerospace
1 26 (18.44%) Marketing
2 8 (5.67%) Military
3 7 (4.96%) Electronics
3 7 (4.96%) Public Sector
4 6 (4.26%) Finance
4 6 (4.26%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.55%) Billing
5 5 (3.55%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.42%) Banking
6 2 (1.42%) Retail
7 1 (0.71%) Automotive
7 1 (0.71%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 89 (63.12%) Software Engineer
2 20 (14.18%) Embedded Engineer
2 20 (14.18%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 17 (12.06%) Customer Engineer
4 15 (10.64%) C++ Software Engineer
5 13 (9.22%) Python Engineer
5 13 (9.22%) Python Software Engineer
6 10 (7.09%) C Software Engineer
6 10 (7.09%) Developer
6 10 (7.09%) Embedded C Engineer
6 10 (7.09%) Embedded C Software Engineer
6 10 (7.09%) Principal Engineer
6 10 (7.09%) Principal Software Engineer
7 8 (5.67%) Java Engineer
7 8 (5.67%) Java Software Engineer
8 6 (4.26%) Junior
8 6 (4.26%) Junior Software Engineer
8 6 (4.26%) Senior Software Engineer
9 5 (3.55%) Applications Engineer
9 5 (3.55%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (27.66%) .NET
2 24 (17.02%) RESTful
3 23 (16.31%) AngularJS
3 23 (16.31%) Ruby on Rails
4 22 (15.60%) Node.js
5 19 (13.48%) .NET Framework
6 18 (12.77%) CSS
6 18 (12.77%) HTML
6 18 (12.77%) React
6 18 (12.77%) Vue.js
7 16 (11.35%) React Native
8 14 (9.93%) JSP
8 14 (9.93%) Middleware
9 8 (5.67%) Spring
10 6 (4.26%) WPF
11 5 (3.55%) gRPC
12 3 (2.13%) Android SDK
12 3 (2.13%) Hibernate
12 3 (2.13%) JSON
12 3 (2.13%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (8.51%) Management Information System
3 9 (6.38%) Data Protection Act
3 9 (6.38%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (4.96%) Robotics
5 2 (1.42%) Blog
5 2 (1.42%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.42%) User Experience
6 1 (0.71%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.71%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 35 (24.82%) Linux
2 27 (19.15%) Windows
3 16 (11.35%) Android
4 5 (3.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (43.97%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (27.66%) Problem-Solving
3 31 (21.99%) SDLC
4 30 (21.28%) Unit Testing
5 29 (20.57%) OO
6 28 (19.86%) Open Source
6 28 (19.86%) UML
7 27 (19.15%) OOD
8 24 (17.02%) MVC
9 22 (15.60%) Analytics
10 21 (14.89%) Pair Programming
11 20 (14.18%) Customer Requirements
11 20 (14.18%) Time Management
11 20 (14.18%) Use Case
12 17 (12.06%) DevOps
13 16 (11.35%) Test Automation
14 14 (9.93%) Mentoring
15 13 (9.22%) Business Intelligence
15 13 (9.22%) Machine Learning
16 12 (8.51%) Data-Driven Decision Making
Programming Languages
1 67 (47.52%) Python
2 58 (41.13%) Java
3 47 (33.33%) C#
4 40 (28.37%) C++
4 40 (28.37%) JavaScript
5 34 (24.11%) Ruby
6 29 (20.57%) PHP
7 24 (17.02%) C
7 24 (17.02%) Go
8 18 (12.77%) Embedded C
9 17 (12.06%) SQL
10 16 (11.35%) Objective-C
11 5 (3.55%) Bash Shell
12 4 (2.84%) Rust
13 3 (2.13%) Apple Swift
13 3 (2.13%) MATLAB
13 3 (2.13%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.71%) Perl
14 1 (0.71%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 53 (37.59%) Degree
2 29 (20.57%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.96%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (3.55%) PhD
5 3 (2.13%) Master's Degree
5 3 (2.13%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.42%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 2 (1.42%) CCSP
6 2 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.42%) CISSP
6 2 (1.42%) SSCP
7 1 (0.71%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.71%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.42%) GDPR
1 2 (1.42%) MISRA
1 2 (1.42%) MISRA C
1 2 (1.42%) QA
System Software
1 33 (23.40%) Docker
2 1 (0.71%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 11 (7.80%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 5 (3.55%) SAP
2 2 (1.42%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.71%) Capita
3 1 (0.71%) Google
3 1 (0.71%) Marketo
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle
3 1 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (0.71%) Sybase