Period
to 23 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

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

Senior Software Engineer
England > South West
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 194 212 235
Rank change year-on-year +18 +23 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 148 125 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.43% 1.23% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.49% 1.26% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 131 106 98
South West median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52% -12.38%
10th Percentile £38,750 £40,625 £37,125
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,625 £55,375
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% -4.76%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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
South West
Permanent vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 9,962 9,922 10,480
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.58% 97.76% 97.09%
Number of salaries quoted 8,198 8,243 8,876
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £24,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Senior Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings that featured Senior Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Engineer in the South West

Senior Software Engineer
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer in the South West.

Salary trend for Senior Software Engineer in the South West

Senior Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer in the South West over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Senior Software Engineer in the South West

Senior Software Engineer
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer within the South West region over the 6 months to 23 October 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
Bristol +35 57 £45,000 -18.18% 16
Dorset -24 33 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Gloucestershire +18 26 £50,000 +1.01% 8
Somerset +11 14 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Wiltshire +1 13 £42,500 -15.84% 2
Devon +11 2 £65,000 +23.81%
Cornwall - 2 £27,500 -
Senior Software Engineer
England

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, Senior 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 South West region featuring Senior Software Engineer in the job title.

1 146 (98.65%) Software Engineering
2 87 (58.78%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (53.38%) Java
4 74 (50.00%) C++
5 59 (39.86%) C
6 55 (37.16%) C#
7 53 (35.81%) SQL
8 49 (33.11%) Python
9 44 (29.73%) OO
10 33 (22.30%) Linux
11 32 (21.62%) Web Services
12 31 (20.95%) Windows
13 28 (18.92%) JavaScript
13 28 (18.92%) Problem-Solving
14 25 (16.89%) .NET
15 24 (16.22%) HTML
15 24 (16.22%) CSS
15 24 (16.22%) Mentoring
15 24 (16.22%) Amazon AWS
16 22 (14.86%) Unit Testing
17 19 (12.84%) AngularJS
17 19 (12.84%) Scrum
18 18 (12.16%) MySQL
18 18 (12.16%) SDLC
19 17 (11.49%) RESTful
19 17 (11.49%) Telecoms
20 16 (10.81%) OOP
20 16 (10.81%) SQL Server
20 16 (10.81%) OOD
20 16 (10.81%) Continuous Integration

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 8 (5.41%) Apache
2 5 (3.38%) Apache Spark
2 5 (3.38%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (2.03%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.35%) ArcGIS
4 2 (1.35%) CMS
5 1 (0.68%) IIS
5 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.68%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (3.38%) Chatbot
2 3 (2.03%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.68%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 24 (16.22%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (8.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.38%) GitHub
4 4 (2.70%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (2.70%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (2.70%) Slack
5 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.76%) 3G
1 10 (6.76%) 4G
1 10 (6.76%) Internet
1 10 (6.76%) VoIP
2 7 (4.73%) HTTP
3 6 (4.05%) Wireshark
4 2 (1.35%) Network Security
5 1 (0.68%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (12.16%) MySQL
2 16 (10.81%) SQL Server
3 13 (8.78%) NoSQL
4 12 (8.11%) Apache Cassandra
4 12 (8.11%) DB2
4 12 (8.11%) Relational Database
5 9 (6.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 9 (6.08%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (5.41%) MongoDB
7 7 (4.73%) Big Data
8 5 (3.38%) Redis
9 2 (1.35%) CouchDB
9 2 (1.35%) Riak
10 1 (0.68%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.68%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (6.76%) Git (software)
2 7 (4.73%) Eclipse
3 5 (3.38%) Eclipse RCP
4 4 (2.70%) CircleCI
4 4 (2.70%) GoCD
5 3 (2.03%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.35%) Ant
7 1 (0.68%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.68%) IBM UrbanCode
7 1 (0.68%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.68%) JUnit
7 1 (0.68%) Maven
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.68%) Subversion
General
1 17 (11.49%) Telecoms
2 11 (7.43%) Finance
3 9 (6.08%) Retail
4 4 (2.70%) Electronics
5 3 (2.03%) Games
6 1 (0.68%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.68%) Avionics
6 1 (0.68%) Law
6 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (21.62%) Web Services
2 25 (16.89%) .NET
3 24 (16.22%) CSS
3 24 (16.22%) HTML
4 19 (12.84%) AngularJS
5 17 (11.49%) RESTful
6 14 (9.46%) ASP.NET
6 14 (9.46%) Hibernate
7 12 (8.11%) J2EE
7 12 (8.11%) Node.js
8 11 (7.43%) GWT
8 11 (7.43%) JPA
8 11 (7.43%) REST
9 10 (6.76%) .NET Core
9 10 (6.76%) HTML5
10 9 (6.08%) CSS3
10 9 (6.08%) WCF
10 9 (6.08%) WPF
11 6 (4.05%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (3.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.43%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (6.08%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (3.38%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.70%) Blog
5 3 (2.03%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.35%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.35%) User Experience
7 1 (0.68%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.68%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 33 (22.30%) Linux
2 31 (20.95%) Windows
3 8 (5.41%) Unix
4 3 (2.03%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.68%) Android
5 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.68%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (98.65%) Software Engineering
2 87 (58.78%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (29.73%) OO
4 28 (18.92%) Problem-Solving
5 24 (16.22%) Mentoring
6 22 (14.86%) Unit Testing
7 19 (12.84%) Scrum
8 18 (12.16%) SDLC
9 16 (10.81%) API Development
9 16 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (10.81%) OOD
9 16 (10.81%) OOP
10 15 (10.14%) E-Commerce
10 15 (10.14%) Microservices
11 14 (9.46%) UML
12 12 (8.11%) MVC
12 12 (8.11%) Software Delivery
13 11 (7.43%) Collaborative Working
13 11 (7.43%) Open Source
13 11 (7.43%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 79 (53.38%) Java
2 74 (50.00%) C++
3 59 (39.86%) C
4 55 (37.16%) C#
5 53 (35.81%) SQL
6 49 (33.11%) Python
7 28 (18.92%) JavaScript
8 13 (8.78%) PHP
9 7 (4.73%) Assembly Language
10 6 (4.05%) Erlang
11 5 (3.38%) Embedded C
11 5 (3.38%) Embedded C++
12 4 (2.70%) Clojure
12 4 (2.70%) Scala
13 2 (1.35%) XAML
14 1 (0.68%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.68%) Ruby
14 1 (0.68%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.68%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 16 (10.81%) Security Cleared
2 15 (10.14%) SC Cleared
3 13 (8.78%) Degree
4 7 (4.73%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.03%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.35%) PhD
System Software
1 15 (10.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (10.14%) Kubernetes
2 4 (2.70%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (8.78%) Oracle
2 12 (8.11%) Google
3 5 (3.38%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.35%) ESRI
5 1 (0.68%) IBM