Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 200 220 254
Rank change year-on-year +20 +34 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 135 123 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.29% 1.18% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.33% 1.22% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 132 107 91
South West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -14.29%
10th Percentile £40,125 £35,250 £37,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £55,950 £60,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year - +5.77% +4.00%

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 10,115 10,117 10,623
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.67% 97.41% 97.16%
Number of salaries quoted 8,402 8,457 8,955
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £24,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £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 18 August 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 18 August 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 +41 50 £45,000 -5.26% 5
Gloucestershire +43 46 £46,000 -7.07% 3
Dorset -40 26 £50,000 +25.00% 4
Somerset -10 7 £51,500 +14.44% 3
Wiltshire -8 3 £50,000 - 1
Devon +17 2 £65,000 +23.81% 1
Senior Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 August 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.

1 133 (98.52%) Software Engineering
2 79 (58.52%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (53.33%) C++
4 55 (40.74%) SQL
5 50 (37.04%) C
5 50 (37.04%) Java
6 46 (34.07%) Python
7 43 (31.85%) C#
8 32 (23.70%) JavaScript
9 31 (22.96%) OO
10 30 (22.22%) Security Cleared
11 29 (21.48%) SC Cleared
12 28 (20.74%) Continuous Integration
12 28 (20.74%) Linux
13 25 (18.52%) Web Services
13 25 (18.52%) NoSQL
14 24 (17.78%) RESTful
14 24 (17.78%) Windows
15 23 (17.04%) Scrum
15 23 (17.04%) AngularJS
16 22 (16.30%) .NET
17 19 (14.07%) TDD
17 19 (14.07%) Mentoring
17 19 (14.07%) Git (software)
18 18 (13.33%) Docker
18 18 (13.33%) REST
18 18 (13.33%) Google
18 18 (13.33%) Finance
19 17 (12.59%) Telecoms
19 17 (12.59%) E-Commerce

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 6 (4.44%) WebSphere
2 4 (2.96%) Apache
2 4 (2.96%) ArcGIS
3 1 (0.74%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.74%) CMS
3 1 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.74%) IIS
3 1 (0.74%) JBoss
3 1 (0.74%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.89%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (5.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.96%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (2.96%) Amazon Kinesis
3 4 (2.96%) Amazon S3
3 4 (2.96%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (2.22%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.74%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.67%) 3G
1 9 (6.67%) 4G
1 9 (6.67%) HTTP
1 9 (6.67%) VoIP
2 8 (5.93%) Wireshark
3 3 (2.22%) SMS
4 2 (1.48%) Network Security
5 1 (0.74%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.74%) Internet
5 1 (0.74%) NFC
5 1 (0.74%) RFID
5 1 (0.74%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (18.52%) NoSQL
2 15 (11.11%) MySQL
2 15 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 14 (10.37%) Apache Cassandra
4 11 (8.15%) SQL Server
5 9 (6.67%) Big Data
6 8 (5.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 7 (5.19%) MongoDB
8 6 (4.44%) Redis
9 5 (3.70%) Hadoop
10 4 (2.96%) Amazon Redshift
11 3 (2.22%) CouchDB
11 3 (2.22%) DB2
11 3 (2.22%) Riak
11 3 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
12 1 (0.74%) Apache Hive
12 1 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (14.07%) Git (software)
2 11 (8.15%) Visual Studio
3 7 (5.19%) Eclipse
4 6 (4.44%) Ant
4 6 (4.44%) Octopus Deploy
5 5 (3.70%) Maven
6 4 (2.96%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (2.22%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.48%) JUnit
8 2 (1.48%) Subversion
9 1 (0.74%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.74%) CMake
9 1 (0.74%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.74%) IBM UrbanCode
9 1 (0.74%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.74%) MSTest
General
1 18 (13.33%) Finance
2 17 (12.59%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.44%) Electronics
3 6 (4.44%) Games
4 5 (3.70%) Retail
5 1 (0.74%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.74%) Automotive
5 1 (0.74%) Legal
5 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (18.52%) Web Services
2 24 (17.78%) RESTful
3 23 (17.04%) AngularJS
4 22 (16.30%) .NET
5 18 (13.33%) REST
6 15 (11.11%) J2EE
7 14 (10.37%) Hibernate
8 13 (9.63%) GWT
8 13 (9.63%) JPA
8 13 (9.63%) WPF
9 11 (8.15%) Node.js
9 11 (8.15%) WCF
10 10 (7.41%) CSS
10 10 (7.41%) HTML
11 8 (5.93%) Spring
12 6 (4.44%) .NET Framework
12 6 (4.44%) HTML5
12 6 (4.44%) React
12 6 (4.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 5 (3.70%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.63%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (4.44%) Embedded Systems
3 4 (2.96%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.96%) Digital Media
3 4 (2.96%) User Experience
4 3 (2.22%) Cyber Warfare
5 1 (0.74%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.74%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.74%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.74%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (0.74%) Fintech
5 1 (0.74%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 28 (20.74%) Linux
2 24 (17.78%) Windows
3 4 (2.96%) Embedded Linux
4 3 (2.22%) Android
4 3 (2.22%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.48%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.48%) Unix
6 1 (0.74%) Fedora
6 1 (0.74%) FreeRTOS
6 1 (0.74%) SafeRTOS
6 1 (0.74%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (98.52%) Software Engineering
2 79 (58.52%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (22.96%) OO
4 28 (20.74%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (17.04%) Scrum
6 19 (14.07%) Mentoring
6 19 (14.07%) TDD
7 17 (12.59%) E-Commerce
8 14 (10.37%) Collaborative Working
9 13 (9.63%) API Development
9 13 (9.63%) SDLC
9 13 (9.63%) UML
9 13 (9.63%) Unit Testing
9 13 (9.63%) Visualisation
10 12 (8.89%) OOP
11 11 (8.15%) BDD
11 11 (8.15%) Kanban
11 11 (8.15%) MVC
12 10 (7.41%) Open Source
12 10 (7.41%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 72 (53.33%) C++
2 55 (40.74%) SQL
3 50 (37.04%) C
3 50 (37.04%) Java
4 46 (34.07%) Python
5 43 (31.85%) C#
6 32 (23.70%) JavaScript
7 15 (11.11%) Assembly Language
7 15 (11.11%) PHP
8 12 (8.89%) Erlang
9 8 (5.93%) Embedded C
10 6 (4.44%) Embedded C++
11 5 (3.70%) Ruby
12 4 (2.96%) XAML
13 3 (2.22%) PowerShell
13 3 (2.22%) TypeScript
14 2 (1.48%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.74%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.74%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.74%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 29 (21.48%) SC Cleared
3 9 (6.67%) Degree
3 9 (6.67%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.74%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.74%) DO-178B
1 1 (0.74%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 18 (13.33%) Docker
2 1 (0.74%) Firmware
2 1 (0.74%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 13 (9.63%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.74%) Ambari
3 1 (0.74%) Ansible
Vendors
1 18 (13.33%) Google
2 11 (8.15%) Microsoft
3 9 (6.67%) Capita
4 5 (3.70%) Oracle
5 4 (2.96%) ESRI
6 1 (0.74%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.74%) Cloudera
6 1 (0.74%) Hortonworks
6 1 (0.74%) IBM
6 1 (0.74%) Telerik