Software Engineer Jobs in the South West

Software Engineer
England > South West

The median Software Engineer salary in the South West is £57,500 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 27 February 2024.

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

6 months to
27 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 22 44 39
Rank change year-on-year +22 -5 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 642 476 507
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 9.13% 6.43% 6.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.50% 6.90% 7.20%
Number of salaries quoted 472 295 217
10th Percentile £40,000 £42,000 £31,872
25th Percentile £45,000 £47,500 £42,125
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £60,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.17% +20.00% -
75th Percentile £70,313 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £83,250 £83,950
England median annual salary £62,500 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year -7.41% +3.85% +13.04%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
South West

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.

Permanent vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 6,757 6,902 7,043
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 96.06% 93.19% 95.68%
Number of salaries quoted 5,075 4,170 4,717
10th Percentile £28,218 £28,975 £28,750
25th Percentile £36,365 £37,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - - +11.11%
75th Percentile £65,000 £66,250 £65,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £78,750 £76,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £61,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -10.57% +2.50% +9.09%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in the South West

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in the South West

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Engineer in the South West.

Salary trend for Software Engineer in the South West

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in the South West

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Engineer in the South West over the 6 months to 27 February 2024.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in the South West

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 Software Engineer within the South West region over the 6 months to 27 February 2024. 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
Jobs
Bristol +38 288 £60,000 -4.00% 79
Gloucestershire -4 159 £60,000 - 33
Dorset +26 89 £52,500 +5.00% 17
Wiltshire +25 50 £55,000 -8.33% 10
Somerset +8 25 £50,500 -15.83% 7
Devon +10 24 £38,218 +17.59% 10
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 February 2024, Software Engineer job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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 Software Engineer in the job title.

1 639 (99.53%) Software Engineering
2 237 (36.92%) Agile
3 228 (35.51%) Java
4 216 (33.64%) Security Cleared
5 211 (32.87%) Python
6 194 (30.22%) JavaScript
7 172 (26.79%) AWS
8 138 (21.50%) Azure
9 127 (19.78%) React
10 125 (19.47%) Linux
11 117 (18.22%) Problem-Solving
12 110 (17.13%) C++
13 109 (16.98%) C
14 104 (16.20%) DevOps
15 97 (15.11%) C#
16 95 (14.80%) Actionable Insight
17 82 (12.77%) Git
18 77 (11.99%) AngularJS
18 77 (11.99%) Finance
19 74 (11.53%) SC Cleared
19 74 (11.53%) .NET
20 71 (11.06%) Degree
20 71 (11.06%) Full Stack Development
21 63 (9.81%) SDLC
22 61 (9.50%) Spring
23 60 (9.35%) Unit Testing
24 59 (9.19%) Continuous Integration
24 59 (9.19%) Docker
25 58 (9.03%) Microservices
26 57 (8.88%) DV Cleared

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (2.49%) ArcGIS
1 16 (2.49%) GeoServer
2 14 (2.18%) Apache
3 7 (1.09%) Confluence
4 5 (0.78%) JBoss
4 5 (0.78%) Red Hat Fuse
5 4 (0.62%) Umbraco
6 3 (0.47%) Captiva
6 3 (0.47%) FileNet
6 3 (0.47%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.31%) Jupyter
8 1 (0.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.16%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.16%) CMS
8 1 (0.16%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (2.02%) Simulink
2 2 (0.31%) GNU Octave
3 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.31%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 172 (26.79%) AWS
2 138 (21.50%) Azure
3 31 (4.83%) GCP
4 19 (2.96%) GitHub
4 19 (2.96%) Serverless
5 9 (1.40%) npm
5 9 (1.40%) OpenShift
6 5 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
6 5 (0.78%) Azure Storage
6 5 (0.78%) SaaS
7 4 (0.62%) OCI
8 3 (0.47%) Azure DevOps
8 3 (0.47%) Azure Logic Apps
8 3 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.47%) Power Platform
9 2 (0.31%) Amazon ECS
9 2 (0.31%) Apigee
9 2 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.31%) Google Kubernetes Engine
10 1 (0.16%) Pulumi
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.25%) Wireless
2 7 (1.09%) Internet
3 6 (0.93%) 5G
3 6 (0.93%) Bluetooth
3 6 (0.93%) Ethernet
4 5 (0.78%) RS-232
4 5 (0.78%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.62%) SD-WAN
5 4 (0.62%) WAN
6 2 (0.31%) 3GPP
6 2 (0.31%) Modbus
6 2 (0.31%) RS-422
6 2 (0.31%) RS-485
6 2 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.31%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.16%) 802.11
7 1 (0.16%) AMQP
7 1 (0.16%) Network Security
7 1 (0.16%) OFDM
7 1 (0.16%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (7.17%) SQL Server
2 37 (5.76%) MySQL
3 32 (4.98%) PostgreSQL
4 19 (2.96%) Relational Database
5 16 (2.49%) GIS
5 16 (2.49%) QGIS
6 14 (2.18%) MongoDB
7 11 (1.71%) Big Data
7 11 (1.71%) NoSQL
8 10 (1.56%) Oracle Database
8 10 (1.56%) SQLite
9 8 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (1.09%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.62%) Hadoop
11 4 (0.62%) Oracle ODI
12 1 (0.16%) Azure SQL Database
12 1 (0.16%) Cloudera CDH
12 1 (0.16%) Crystal Reports
12 1 (0.16%) Event Store
12 1 (0.16%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 82 (12.77%) Git
2 48 (7.48%) Jenkins
3 25 (3.89%) JIRA
4 23 (3.58%) Subversion
5 19 (2.96%) Visual Studio
6 16 (2.49%) GitLab
7 15 (2.34%) Maven
8 13 (2.02%) Cucumber
8 13 (2.02%) Rational Rhapsody
9 12 (1.87%) Cypress.io
9 12 (1.87%) Selenium
10 9 (1.40%) LabVIEW
10 9 (1.40%) Oracle Forms
11 7 (1.09%) Bitbucket
12 6 (0.93%) Postman
13 5 (0.78%) Eclipse
13 5 (0.78%) IntelliJ
13 5 (0.78%) NetBeans
13 5 (0.78%) Sonatype Nexus
14 4 (0.62%) JUnit
General
1 77 (11.99%) Finance
2 55 (8.57%) Social Skills
3 43 (6.70%) Aerospace
3 43 (6.70%) Banking
4 35 (5.45%) Retail
5 24 (3.74%) Automotive
6 21 (3.27%) Public Sector
7 19 (2.96%) Military
8 18 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
8 18 (2.80%) Manufacturing
9 17 (2.65%) Aviation
10 16 (2.49%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 16 (2.49%) Marketing
11 14 (2.18%) Electronics
12 8 (1.25%) Documentation Skills
12 8 (1.25%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.78%) Police
13 5 (0.78%) Tech for Good
13 5 (0.78%) Telecoms
14 4 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (19.78%) React
2 77 (11.99%) AngularJS
3 74 (11.53%) .NET
4 61 (9.50%) Spring
5 52 (8.10%) CSS
6 42 (6.54%) HTML
7 40 (6.23%) Spring Boot
8 37 (5.76%) Node.js
9 35 (5.45%) .NET Core
10 30 (4.67%) RESTful
11 29 (4.52%) Vue
12 27 (4.21%) .NET Framework
12 27 (4.21%) ASP.NET
13 25 (3.89%) Web Services
14 24 (3.74%) ASP.NET MVC
15 22 (3.43%) Hibernate
16 18 (2.80%) Qt
17 17 (2.65%) XML
18 16 (2.49%) Kafka
18 16 (2.49%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 27 (4.21%) Self-Motivation
2 24 (3.74%) Product Ownership
3 16 (2.49%) Algorithms
4 14 (2.18%) IoT
5 13 (2.02%) Device Driver
5 13 (2.02%) Private Cloud
6 12 (1.87%) Embedded Systems
7 11 (1.71%) Driving Licence
7 11 (1.71%) Greenfield Project
7 11 (1.71%) Mobile App
7 11 (1.71%) Public Cloud
8 8 (1.25%) Robotics
9 6 (0.93%) Management Information System
9 6 (0.93%) NHS
10 5 (0.78%) FPGA
11 4 (0.62%) ARM Cortex
11 4 (0.62%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.62%) GNSS
11 4 (0.62%) Legacy Systems
12 3 (0.47%) Hackathon
Operating Systems
1 125 (19.47%) Linux
2 36 (5.61%) Embedded Linux
2 36 (5.61%) Windows
3 22 (3.43%) Android
4 18 (2.80%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.25%) Ubuntu
6 6 (0.93%) Unix
7 3 (0.47%) FreeRTOS
8 1 (0.16%) CentOS
8 1 (0.16%) Debian
8 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.16%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.16%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 639 (99.53%) Software Engineering
2 237 (36.92%) Agile
3 117 (18.22%) Problem-Solving
4 104 (16.20%) DevOps
5 95 (14.80%) Actionable Insight
6 71 (11.06%) Full Stack Development
7 63 (9.81%) SDLC
8 60 (9.35%) Unit Testing
9 59 (9.19%) Continuous Integration
10 58 (9.03%) Microservices
11 54 (8.41%) Scrum
12 49 (7.63%) CI/CD
13 48 (7.48%) Mentoring
14 46 (7.17%) Test Automation
15 40 (6.23%) Code Quality
15 40 (6.23%) OO
16 39 (6.07%) MVC
17 37 (5.76%) Containerisation
17 37 (5.76%) Cybersecurity
17 37 (5.76%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 228 (35.51%) Java
2 211 (32.87%) Python
3 194 (30.22%) JavaScript
4 110 (17.13%) C++
5 109 (16.98%) C
6 97 (15.11%) C#
7 45 (7.01%) SQL
7 45 (7.01%) TypeScript
8 42 (6.54%) Bash
9 38 (5.92%) Ada
10 31 (4.83%) Rust
11 24 (3.74%) Embedded C
12 21 (3.27%) PHP
13 18 (2.80%) Go
14 17 (2.65%) Kotlin
14 17 (2.65%) Ruby
15 16 (2.49%) MATLAB
16 12 (1.87%) Perl
17 11 (1.71%) PowerShell
18 9 (1.40%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 216 (33.64%) Security Cleared
2 74 (11.53%) SC Cleared
3 71 (11.06%) Degree
4 57 (8.88%) DV Cleared
5 38 (5.92%) BPSS Clearance
6 11 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (0.62%) HND
8 2 (0.31%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.31%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
8 2 (0.31%) OCP
8 2 (0.31%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.16%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.16%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (6.39%) QA
2 10 (1.56%) Def Stans
3 9 (1.40%) MISRA
4 7 (1.09%) Accessibility
4 7 (1.09%) IEC 61508
5 5 (0.78%) MISRA C
6 4 (0.62%) PMO
7 3 (0.47%) GDPR
7 3 (0.47%) Software Quality Assurance
8 2 (0.31%) DO-178B
8 2 (0.31%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.31%) TickIT
9 1 (0.16%) IEC 61131
9 1 (0.16%) SEPA
System Software
1 59 (9.19%) Docker
2 6 (0.93%) Firmware
3 3 (0.47%) Embedded Firmware
4 2 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 53 (8.26%) Kubernetes
2 14 (2.18%) Terraform
3 11 (1.71%) Ansible
4 5 (0.78%) Progress Chef
5 2 (0.31%) Functional Safety
5 2 (0.31%) Istio
5 2 (0.31%) Puppet
Vendors
1 32 (4.98%) Microsoft
2 19 (2.96%) Oracle
3 16 (2.49%) ESRI
4 13 (2.02%) Xamarin
5 10 (1.56%) Google
6 7 (1.09%) SAP
7 6 (0.93%) Atlassian
8 4 (0.62%) Red Hat
9 3 (0.47%) IBM
9 3 (0.47%) Kofax
9 3 (0.47%) Pega
9 3 (0.47%) ServiceNow
9 3 (0.47%) SmartStream
10 2 (0.31%) Apple
10 2 (0.31%) Keysight
10 2 (0.31%) VMware
10 2 (0.31%) Xilinx
10 2 (0.31%) Zoho
11 1 (0.16%) Adobe
11 1 (0.16%) Sitecore