Period
to 4 April 2020

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 4 April 2020.

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

Software Engineer
England > South West
6 months to
4 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 37 33 46
Rank change year-on-year -4 +13 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 515 755 637
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 6.69% 7.57% 6.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.98% 7.87% 6.24%
Number of salaries quoted 449 535 563
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,750 £29,600
90th Percentile £66,500 £63,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +11.11%

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 7,373 9,597 10,202
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.79% 96.26% 97.00%
Number of salaries quoted 6,023 7,629 8,422
Median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%

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 4 April 2020.

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 4 April 2020. 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 +3 183 £45,000 - 48
Gloucestershire -9 122 £50,000 -3.85% 33
Somerset -1 88 £43,000 +4.84% 20
Dorset +13 62 £45,000 - 9
Wiltshire +13 41 £55,000 +22.22% 13
Devon -10 17 £45,000 +5.88% 5
Cornwall +2 2 £40,000 +26.98% 2
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 April 2020, 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 Software Engineer in the job title.

1 507 (98.45%) Software Engineering
2 244 (47.38%) Java
3 235 (45.63%) Agile Software Development
4 228 (44.27%) C++
5 168 (32.62%) Python
6 164 (31.84%) C#
7 158 (30.68%) C
8 152 (29.51%) JavaScript
9 140 (27.18%) Linux
10 131 (25.44%) OO
11 125 (24.27%) Degree
12 99 (19.22%) AngularJS
13 95 (18.45%) DevOps
14 90 (17.48%) React
15 84 (16.31%) Docker
16 83 (16.12%) SDLC
16 83 (16.12%) .NET
17 82 (15.92%) Security Cleared
18 81 (15.73%) Node.js
19 76 (14.76%) TDD
20 74 (14.37%) Windows
21 72 (13.98%) SQL
22 66 (12.82%) Scrum
23 64 (12.43%) Problem-Solving
24 57 (11.07%) Computer Science
24 57 (11.07%) HTML
25 55 (10.68%) JIRA
25 55 (10.68%) Continuous Integration
25 55 (10.68%) Git (software)
25 55 (10.68%) Mentoring

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 21 (4.08%) Apache
2 20 (3.88%) JBoss
3 17 (3.30%) Confluence
4 8 (1.55%) Tornado
5 5 (0.97%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.78%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.58%) CMS
8 1 (0.19%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.19%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.19%) IIS
8 1 (0.19%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (0.19%) Adobe Premiere
1 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.19%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 2 (0.39%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 41 (7.96%) AWS
2 34 (6.60%) Azure
3 13 (2.52%) OpenShift
4 12 (2.33%) GCP
5 11 (2.14%) GitHub
5 11 (2.14%) Serverless
6 7 (1.36%) Slack
7 5 (0.97%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.78%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 4 (0.78%) SaaS
9 2 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.39%) prismic.io
10 1 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.19%) npm
10 1 (0.19%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.69%) Tactical Data Link
2 8 (1.55%) TCP/IP
3 7 (1.36%) Ethernet
3 7 (1.36%) HTTP
3 7 (1.36%) Internet
4 6 (1.17%) Bluetooth
4 6 (1.17%) MQTT
5 5 (0.97%) DSL
5 5 (0.97%) RS-232
6 3 (0.58%) Wireless
7 2 (0.39%) Modbus
7 2 (0.39%) Network Security
7 2 (0.39%) Profibus
7 2 (0.39%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.19%) HbbTV
8 1 (0.19%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (7.96%) MongoDB
2 33 (6.41%) PostgreSQL
3 30 (5.83%) Big Data
4 25 (4.85%) SQL Server
5 20 (3.88%) Hadoop
6 19 (3.69%) MySQL
7 17 (3.30%) GIS
8 14 (2.72%) NoSQL
9 13 (2.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 11 (2.14%) Relational Database
11 6 (1.17%) Blockchain
11 6 (1.17%) SQLite
12 5 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
13 3 (0.58%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.58%) Redis
14 2 (0.39%) Geospatial Data
14 2 (0.39%) JasperReports
15 1 (0.19%) Apache Cassandra
15 1 (0.19%) Azure SQL Database
15 1 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 55 (10.68%) Git (software)
1 55 (10.68%) JIRA
2 42 (8.16%) Jenkins
3 22 (4.27%) Eclipse
4 21 (4.08%) Subversion
5 20 (3.88%) Rational DOORS
6 16 (3.11%) JUnit
7 15 (2.91%) Visual Studio
8 12 (2.33%) Cucumber
9 11 (2.14%) TeamCity
10 10 (1.94%) Bitbucket
11 9 (1.75%) Eclipse RCP
12 8 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
13 7 (1.36%) git-flow
13 7 (1.36%) Maven
13 7 (1.36%) Octopus Deploy
13 7 (1.36%) Selenium
14 6 (1.17%) Jasmine
14 6 (1.17%) Rational Team Concert
14 6 (1.17%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 45 (8.74%) Electronics
2 39 (7.57%) Aerospace
3 30 (5.83%) Marketing
4 27 (5.24%) Finance
5 23 (4.47%) Retail
6 22 (4.27%) Military
7 19 (3.69%) Telecoms
8 17 (3.30%) Law
9 12 (2.33%) Public Sector
10 8 (1.55%) Advertising
10 8 (1.55%) Banking
10 8 (1.55%) Games
10 8 (1.55%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.97%) Avionics
12 4 (0.78%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (19.22%) AngularJS
2 90 (17.48%) React
3 83 (16.12%) .NET
4 81 (15.73%) Node.js
5 57 (11.07%) HTML
6 51 (9.90%) CSS
7 50 (9.71%) Spring
8 35 (6.80%) REST
9 30 (5.83%) Vue.js
10 29 (5.63%) Middleware
11 27 (5.24%) .NET Core
12 26 (5.05%) HTML5
12 26 (5.05%) WPF
13 25 (4.85%) RESTful
14 24 (4.66%) Hibernate
15 22 (4.27%) Jest
15 22 (4.27%) Web Services
16 21 (4.08%) .NET Framework
16 21 (4.08%) Enzyme
17 17 (3.30%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 26 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (4.66%) Greenfield Project
3 17 (3.30%) User Experience
4 15 (2.91%) Algorithms
4 15 (2.91%) Embedded Systems
5 12 (2.33%) Data Structures
5 12 (2.33%) Management Information System
6 11 (2.14%) Blog
7 9 (1.75%) Data Protection Act
8 8 (1.55%) Reinsurance
9 7 (1.36%) Digital TV
9 7 (1.36%) MPEG
9 7 (1.36%) Wiki
10 6 (1.17%) Robotics
10 6 (1.17%) Self-Motivation
11 5 (0.97%) IPTV
11 5 (0.97%) Media Streaming
11 5 (0.97%) NHS
11 5 (0.97%) STB
11 5 (0.97%) TMS320
Operating Systems
1 140 (27.18%) Linux
2 74 (14.37%) Windows
3 45 (8.74%) Unix
4 21 (4.08%) Android
5 14 (2.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (2.52%) Apple iOS
7 11 (2.14%) Embedded Linux
8 9 (1.75%) Windows Server
8 9 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (1.75%) Windows Server 2016
9 6 (1.17%) FreeRTOS
10 5 (0.97%) CentOS
11 4 (0.78%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.58%) SafeRTOS
13 2 (0.39%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.39%) Solaris
14 1 (0.19%) FreeBSD
14 1 (0.19%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 507 (98.45%) Software Engineering
2 235 (45.63%) Agile Software Development
3 131 (25.44%) OO
4 95 (18.45%) DevOps
5 83 (16.12%) SDLC
6 76 (14.76%) TDD
7 66 (12.82%) Scrum
8 64 (12.43%) Problem-Solving
9 57 (11.07%) Computer Science
10 55 (10.68%) Continuous Integration
10 55 (10.68%) Mentoring
11 53 (10.29%) OOD
12 50 (9.71%) UML
13 46 (8.93%) Test Automation
14 40 (7.77%) Software Testing
15 39 (7.57%) Requirements Analysis
15 39 (7.57%) Unit Testing
16 37 (7.18%) Machine Learning
17 35 (6.80%) Microservices
18 34 (6.60%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 244 (47.38%) Java
2 228 (44.27%) C++
3 168 (32.62%) Python
4 164 (31.84%) C#
5 158 (30.68%) C
6 152 (29.51%) JavaScript
7 72 (13.98%) SQL
8 48 (9.32%) Embedded C
9 35 (6.80%) Go
10 28 (5.44%) TypeScript
11 25 (4.85%) Ruby
12 24 (4.66%) PHP
13 16 (3.11%) Java 8
14 13 (2.52%) Embedded C++
14 13 (2.52%) Kotlin
15 10 (1.94%) Apple Swift
15 10 (1.94%) Groovy
15 10 (1.94%) Rust
16 9 (1.75%) Bash Shell
17 8 (1.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 125 (24.27%) Degree
2 82 (15.92%) Security Cleared
3 37 (7.18%) DV Cleared
4 28 (5.44%) Computer Science Degree
5 20 (3.88%) SC Cleared
6 5 (0.97%) Master's Degree
6 5 (0.97%) PhD
7 4 (0.78%) HND
8 1 (0.19%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.50%) QA
2 9 (1.75%) GDPR
3 4 (0.78%) ISO 15022
3 4 (0.78%) ISO 20022
3 4 (0.78%) MISRA
3 4 (0.78%) MISRA C
4 3 (0.58%) DO-178B
4 3 (0.58%) IEC 61508
5 2 (0.39%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 84 (16.31%) Docker
2 23 (4.47%) Firmware
3 11 (2.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.39%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.19%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 43 (8.35%) Ansible
2 23 (4.47%) Kubernetes
3 11 (2.14%) Terraform
4 9 (1.75%) Red Hat Satellite
5 6 (1.17%) Kibana
6 4 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.58%) BMC PATROL
7 3 (0.58%) Puppet
Vendors
1 30 (5.83%) Oracle
2 23 (4.47%) Atlassian
3 18 (3.50%) Red Hat
4 16 (3.11%) Microsoft
5 12 (2.33%) Google
6 11 (2.14%) VMware
7 7 (1.36%) IBM
7 7 (1.36%) SAP
8 6 (1.17%) New Relic
8 6 (1.17%) SolarWinds
9 4 (0.78%) Dell
9 4 (0.78%) EMC
9 4 (0.78%) Intel
9 4 (0.78%) NVIDIA
9 4 (0.78%) Teradici
10 2 (0.39%) Adobe
10 2 (0.39%) Panasonic
10 2 (0.39%) Samsung
10 2 (0.39%) Xamarin
11 1 (0.19%) Apple