Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
South West > Somerset
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 10 12
Rank change year-on-year -6 +2 +12
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 100 217 184
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 11.66% 16.71% 14.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.80% 18.02% 15.23%
Number of salaries quoted 83 147 185
Somerset median annual salary £45,000 £40,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.57% +20.00%
10th Percentile £24,200 £26,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £64,750 £51,250 £57,000
South West median annual salary £46,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.24% -5.56% +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 781 1,204 1,208
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 91.03% 92.69% 92.21%
Number of salaries quoted 660 951 1,060
Somerset median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £57,500
South West median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 -12 31 £42,500 - 12
Taunton -2 24 £42,500 +11.11% 23
Yeovil -8 9 £57,500 +55.41% 3
Street -5 6 £55,000 -15.38%
Wells - 4 £50,000 -
Frome -3 1 - -
Axbridge - 1 £50,000 -
Software Engineering
South West

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 51 (51.00%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (39.00%) C#
3 37 (37.00%) Java
4 33 (33.00%) C++
5 31 (31.00%) Test Automation
6 27 (27.00%) JavaScript
7 25 (25.00%) Degree
8 22 (22.00%) .NET
8 22 (22.00%) Computer Science
9 20 (20.00%) Mathematics
10 19 (19.00%) OO
11 18 (18.00%) C
12 17 (17.00%) Problem-Solving
13 16 (16.00%) HTML
13 16 (16.00%) Scrum
14 15 (15.00%) Mentoring
15 14 (14.00%) Unit Testing
15 14 (14.00%) SQL
15 14 (14.00%) ASP.NET
16 13 (13.00%) CSS
16 13 (13.00%) Linux
16 13 (13.00%) Team Foundation Server
17 12 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
17 12 (12.00%) SDLC
17 12 (12.00%) Windows
17 12 (12.00%) JSP
17 12 (12.00%) MVC
18 11 (11.00%) Mobile Development
19 10 (10.00%) TDD
20 9 (9.00%) 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 3 (3.00%) Apache
2 1 (1.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.00%) Wireless
2 3 (3.00%) 802.11
2 3 (3.00%) Ethernet
2 3 (3.00%) HTTP
2 3 (3.00%) RS-232
3 2 (2.00%) Bluetooth
4 1 (1.00%) Internet
4 1 (1.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.00%) RDBMS
2 6 (6.00%) Relational Database
3 5 (5.00%) CouchDB
4 4 (4.00%) Big Data
4 4 (4.00%) Hadoop
5 3 (3.00%) Geospatial Data
5 3 (3.00%) MySQL
5 3 (3.00%) Riak
6 2 (2.00%) GIS
6 2 (2.00%) Redis
7 1 (1.00%) MS Access
7 1 (1.00%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.00%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 13 (13.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (8.00%) Visual Studio
3 7 (7.00%) Visual Studio Team System
4 5 (5.00%) Git (software)
5 3 (3.00%) Cucumber
5 3 (3.00%) Eclipse
5 3 (3.00%) Eclipse RCP
5 3 (3.00%) Jenkins
5 3 (3.00%) JMeter
5 3 (3.00%) Selenium
5 3 (3.00%) SoapUI
5 3 (3.00%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.00%) JIRA
6 1 (1.00%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (1.00%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 9 (9.00%) Manufacturing
2 7 (7.00%) Games
3 6 (6.00%) Banking
4 5 (5.00%) Aerospace
4 5 (5.00%) Electronics
5 4 (4.00%) Automotive
5 4 (4.00%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.00%) Finance
6 2 (2.00%) Marketing
6 2 (2.00%) Multimedia
6 2 (2.00%) Publishing
7 1 (1.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 59 (59.00%) Software Engineer
2 28 (28.00%) Developer
3 20 (20.00%) Software Developer
4 16 (16.00%) C++ Software Engineer
5 13 (13.00%) Graduate
6 11 (11.00%) Senior Software Engineer
7 9 (9.00%) Lead Software Engineer
8 8 (8.00%) C# Software Engineer
8 8 (8.00%) Graduate Developer
8 8 (8.00%) Graduate Software Developer
8 8 (8.00%) Java Engineer
8 8 (8.00%) Java Software Engineer
9 6 (6.00%) Analyst
9 6 (6.00%) Development Engineer
9 6 (6.00%) Embedded Engineer
9 6 (6.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 6 (6.00%) Head of Digital
9 6 (6.00%) Head of Technology
9 6 (6.00%) Software Development Engineer
10 5 (5.00%) Solutions Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (22.00%) .NET
2 16 (16.00%) HTML
3 14 (14.00%) ASP.NET
4 13 (13.00%) CSS
5 12 (12.00%) JSP
6 9 (9.00%) XML
7 8 (8.00%) Web Services
7 8 (8.00%) WPF
8 7 (7.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (7.00%) SOAP
9 6 (6.00%) .NET Framework
9 6 (6.00%) Ajax
9 6 (6.00%) RESTful
10 5 (5.00%) AngularJS
10 5 (5.00%) JSON
11 3 (3.00%) 802.1X
11 3 (3.00%) Middleware
12 2 (2.00%) JMS
12 2 (2.00%) Node.js
12 2 (2.00%) React
Miscellaneous
1 22 (22.00%) Computer Science
2 7 (7.00%) Data Structures
3 6 (6.00%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (5.00%) 3D Graphics
5 4 (4.00%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (3.00%) Minimum Viable Product
7 2 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.00%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.00%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.00%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 13 (13.00%) Linux
2 12 (12.00%) Windows
3 9 (9.00%) Android
3 9 (9.00%) Apple iOS
4 3 (3.00%) Embedded Linux
4 3 (3.00%) Ubuntu
5 2 (2.00%) Debian
5 2 (2.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (51.00%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (31.00%) Test Automation
3 20 (20.00%) Mathematics
4 19 (19.00%) OO
5 17 (17.00%) Problem-Solving
6 16 (16.00%) Scrum
7 15 (15.00%) Mentoring
8 14 (14.00%) Unit Testing
9 12 (12.00%) MVC
9 12 (12.00%) SDLC
10 11 (11.00%) Mobile Development
11 10 (10.00%) TDD
12 9 (9.00%) Continuous Delivery
12 9 (9.00%) iOS Development
12 9 (9.00%) Pair Programming
12 9 (9.00%) Web Development
13 8 (8.00%) BDD
13 8 (8.00%) Software Testing
13 8 (8.00%) System Testing
14 7 (7.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 39 (39.00%) C#
2 37 (37.00%) Java
3 33 (33.00%) C++
4 27 (27.00%) JavaScript
5 18 (18.00%) C
6 14 (14.00%) SQL
7 7 (7.00%) Python
8 6 (6.00%) Apple Swift
9 5 (5.00%) Embedded C
10 3 (3.00%) Embedded C++
10 3 (3.00%) Erlang
10 3 (3.00%) PHP
10 3 (3.00%) Ruby
11 2 (2.00%) Bash Shell
11 2 (2.00%) PowerShell
12 1 (1.00%) Ada
12 1 (1.00%) Assembly Language
12 1 (1.00%) ES6
Qualifications
1 25 (25.00%) Degree
2 5 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.00%) CIPD
4 1 (1.00%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.00%) MISRA
2 3 (3.00%) IEC 61508
3 2 (2.00%) GDPR
4 1 (1.00%) Def Stans
4 1 (1.00%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.00%) MISRA C
4 1 (1.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.00%) Xen
Vendors
1 8 (8.00%) Xamarin
2 7 (7.00%) Oracle
3 5 (5.00%) ATG
4 2 (2.00%) SAP
4 2 (2.00%) VMware
5 1 (1.00%) IBM
5 1 (1.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.00%) ServiceNow