Period
to 22 January 2019

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 22 January 2019.

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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 121 198 240
Rank change year-on-year +77 +42 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 238 156 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.42% 1.55% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.51% 1.59% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 118 139 83
South West median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £42,500 £33,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £55,000
England median annual salary £62,781 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +14.15% +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 9,479 9,792 9,984
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.22% 97.16% 96.80%
Number of salaries quoted 7,568 8,087 8,393
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £26,000 £24,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -

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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019. 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 88 £57,500 +4.55% 11
Somerset +57 73 £39,750 -15.43% 3
Gloucestershire +20 26 £55,000 +10.00% 4
Wiltshire +9 24 £42,500 -15.00% 1
Dorset +1 22 £50,000 - 13
Cornwall +18 4 £27,500 -
Devon -12 1 £65,000 +36.84%
Senior Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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.

1 238 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 146 (61.34%) C#
3 124 (52.10%) Web Services
4 118 (49.58%) CSS
4 118 (49.58%) HTML
5 115 (48.32%) Amazon AWS
6 114 (47.90%) .NET
7 112 (47.06%) Mentoring
8 110 (46.22%) Agile Software Development
9 108 (45.38%) JavaScript
10 107 (44.96%) SQL Server
11 105 (44.12%) ASP.NET
12 100 (42.02%) Microservices
13 99 (41.60%) MVC
14 98 (41.18%) AngularJS
15 97 (40.76%) Java
16 94 (39.50%) PostgreSQL
16 94 (39.50%) API Development
17 93 (39.08%) ASP.NET MVC
17 93 (39.08%) MySQL
18 92 (38.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 89 (37.39%) Continuous Delivery
20 88 (36.97%) Chatbot
20 88 (36.97%) Coaching
20 88 (36.97%) Conversational UI
21 69 (28.99%) C++
22 56 (23.53%) SQL
23 53 (22.27%) Python
24 51 (21.43%) OO
25 49 (20.59%) C

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 22 (9.24%) Apache
2 9 (3.78%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (2.52%) Apache Spark
4 4 (1.68%) JBoss
5 3 (1.26%) CMS
5 3 (1.26%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.26%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.84%) Tomcat
Applications
1 88 (36.97%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.42%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 115 (48.32%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (7.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.52%) AWS CloudFormation
3 6 (2.52%) GitHub
3 6 (2.52%) Google Cloud Platform
3 6 (2.52%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.62%) Internet
2 7 (2.94%) HTTP
3 5 (2.10%) 3G
3 5 (2.10%) 4G
3 5 (2.10%) VoIP
4 3 (1.26%) AMQP
4 3 (1.26%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.42%) CDMA
5 1 (0.42%) GSM
5 1 (0.42%) LTE
5 1 (0.42%) UMTS
5 1 (0.42%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (44.96%) SQL Server
2 94 (39.50%) PostgreSQL
3 93 (39.08%) MySQL
4 92 (38.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 17 (7.14%) DB2
6 15 (6.30%) Big Data
7 13 (5.46%) MongoDB
8 9 (3.78%) Relational Database
9 8 (3.36%) Redis
10 5 (2.10%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (1.68%) RDBMS
12 3 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 2 (0.84%) CouchDB
13 2 (0.84%) JasperReports
13 2 (0.84%) NoSQL
13 2 (0.84%) Riak
Development Applications
1 15 (6.30%) Eclipse
1 15 (6.30%) Eclipse RCP
2 6 (2.52%) CircleCI
2 6 (2.52%) GoCD
3 5 (2.10%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.10%) JIRA
4 4 (1.68%) Ant
4 4 (1.68%) JUnit
4 4 (1.68%) Maven
5 3 (1.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (1.26%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.26%) JIRA Agile
5 3 (1.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.42%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.42%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (4.62%) Telecoms
2 9 (3.78%) Aerospace
3 8 (3.36%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.52%) Finance
4 6 (2.52%) Retail
5 5 (2.10%) Electronics
6 4 (1.68%) Legal
6 4 (1.68%) Marketing
7 3 (1.26%) Games
7 3 (1.26%) Military
8 1 (0.42%) Avionics
8 1 (0.42%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (52.10%) Web Services
2 118 (49.58%) CSS
2 118 (49.58%) HTML
3 114 (47.90%) .NET
4 105 (44.12%) ASP.NET
5 98 (41.18%) AngularJS
6 93 (39.08%) ASP.NET MVC
7 17 (7.14%) Middleware
8 16 (6.72%) .NET Core
9 15 (6.30%) JSP
10 14 (5.88%) HTML5
11 13 (5.46%) RESTful
12 12 (5.04%) CSS3
13 11 (4.62%) Hibernate
14 10 (4.20%) Node.js
14 10 (4.20%) REST
15 9 (3.78%) GWT
16 6 (2.52%) Akka
16 6 (2.52%) Entity Framework
16 6 (2.52%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.62%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (2.52%) Blog
3 5 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.26%) Cyber Defence
5 2 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.42%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.42%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.42%) GPGPU
6 1 (0.42%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.42%) Reinsurance
6 1 (0.42%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 40 (16.81%) Linux
2 31 (13.03%) Windows
3 14 (5.88%) Unix
4 4 (1.68%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (0.84%) Android
5 2 (0.84%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 112 (47.06%) Mentoring
3 110 (46.22%) Agile Software Development
4 100 (42.02%) Microservices
5 99 (41.60%) MVC
6 94 (39.50%) API Development
7 89 (37.39%) Continuous Delivery
8 88 (36.97%) Coaching
8 88 (36.97%) Conversational UI
9 51 (21.43%) OO
10 35 (14.71%) Problem-Solving
11 28 (11.76%) Unit Testing
12 25 (10.50%) OOD
12 25 (10.50%) SDLC
13 20 (8.40%) Scrum
14 19 (7.98%) Analytics
14 19 (7.98%) Business Intelligence
15 18 (7.56%) ETL
15 18 (7.56%) Software Delivery
15 18 (7.56%) UML
Programming Languages
1 146 (61.34%) C#
2 108 (45.38%) JavaScript
3 97 (40.76%) Java
4 69 (28.99%) C++
5 56 (23.53%) SQL
6 53 (22.27%) Python
7 49 (20.59%) C
8 6 (2.52%) Clojure
8 6 (2.52%) Scala
9 5 (2.10%) PHP
10 4 (1.68%) Erlang
11 3 (1.26%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.84%) Java 8
12 2 (0.84%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.42%) Assembly Language
13 1 (0.42%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.42%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.42%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 19 (7.98%) Degree
2 6 (2.52%) SC Cleared
2 6 (2.52%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.10%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.26%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (0.42%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.42%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.42%) ARP4754
1 1 (0.42%) QA
System Software
1 12 (5.04%) Docker
2 4 (1.68%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (5.04%) Kubernetes
2 6 (2.52%) Terraform
Vendors
1 18 (7.56%) Oracle
2 9 (3.78%) Microsoft
3 7 (2.94%) Google
4 4 (1.68%) SAP
5 2 (0.84%) Adobe
5 2 (0.84%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.42%) ATG
6 1 (0.42%) IBM