Period
to 16 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 54 42
Rank change year-on-year +14 -12 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 626 541 691
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 6.22% 5.15% 6.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.41% 5.32% 6.23%
Number of salaries quoted 517 442 606
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +17.14%
10th Percentile £27,500 £31,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £82,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +7.14%

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 9,770 10,162 11,099
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.10% 96.70% 97.25%
Number of salaries quoted 8,078 8,558 9,407
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £24,500 £24,838 £24,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,750 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings that featured Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in the South West over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 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 +51 237 £50,000 +5.26% 55
Dorset +14 101 £45,000 +12.50% 25
Gloucestershire -18 98 £45,000 -8.16% 30
Somerset -9 93 £43,000 +7.42% 8
Wiltshire +22 55 £47,500 +29.25% 9
Devon +7 21 £47,500 +26.67% 8
Cornwall +4 14 £40,000 +23.08% 2
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 619 (98.88%) Software Engineering
2 304 (48.56%) Java
3 292 (46.65%) C++
4 256 (40.89%) Agile Software Development
5 209 (33.39%) C
6 185 (29.55%) Degree
7 184 (29.39%) C#
8 181 (28.91%) JavaScript
8 181 (28.91%) Linux
9 155 (24.76%) OO
10 135 (21.57%) HTML
11 133 (21.25%) .NET
11 133 (21.25%) Python
12 124 (19.81%) SQL
13 110 (17.57%) Computer Science
14 109 (17.41%) CSS
15 101 (16.13%) TDD
16 88 (14.06%) Spring
17 87 (13.90%) Security Cleared
18 84 (13.42%) AngularJS
19 80 (12.78%) Git (software)
20 78 (12.46%) Scrum
21 77 (12.30%) UML
22 73 (11.66%) Electronics
23 69 (11.02%) HTML5
24 68 (10.86%) Unit Testing
24 68 (10.86%) Continuous Integration
25 66 (10.54%) SQL Server
26 65 (10.38%) Amazon AWS
27 63 (10.06%) MongoDB

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 27 (4.31%) Elasticsearch
2 24 (3.83%) WebSphere
3 20 (3.19%) Apache
4 18 (2.88%) Confluence
5 16 (2.56%) Apache Spark
6 15 (2.40%) Tomcat
7 13 (2.08%) OpenStack
8 10 (1.60%) Mule
8 10 (1.60%) Mule ESB
9 9 (1.44%) Anypoint
9 9 (1.44%) WebLogic
10 8 (1.28%) Apache Solr
10 8 (1.28%) DNN
11 7 (1.12%) Apache Pig
11 7 (1.12%) JBoss
12 6 (0.96%) GlassFish
13 5 (0.80%) Alfresco
13 5 (0.80%) Joomla!
14 1 (0.16%) SharePoint
14 1 (0.16%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (2.08%) Simulink
2 6 (0.96%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 65 (10.38%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (5.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (3.35%) SaaS
4 12 (1.92%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (0.96%) Amazon EMR
5 6 (0.96%) Amazon Kinesis
6 4 (0.64%) IaaS
6 4 (0.64%) PaaS
7 3 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.48%) GitHub
8 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.16%) Force.com
8 1 (0.16%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.16%) Office 365
8 1 (0.16%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 1 (0.16%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (4.95%) TCP/IP
2 21 (3.35%) Bluetooth
3 17 (2.72%) HTTP
4 15 (2.40%) Internet
4 15 (2.40%) Wireless
5 12 (1.92%) Ethernet
5 12 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
6 9 (1.44%) SSL
6 9 (1.44%) ZigBee
7 8 (1.28%) ISDN
7 8 (1.28%) RTCP
7 8 (1.28%) RTP
7 8 (1.28%) VoIP
8 6 (0.96%) 3GPP
8 6 (0.96%) 802.11
8 6 (0.96%) 802.15
8 6 (0.96%) Firewall
8 6 (0.96%) MQTT
9 4 (0.64%) LAN
10 3 (0.48%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (10.54%) SQL Server
2 63 (10.06%) MongoDB
3 54 (8.63%) NoSQL
4 43 (6.87%) MySQL
5 35 (5.59%) PostgreSQL
6 30 (4.79%) Big Data
7 26 (4.15%) Relational Database
8 22 (3.51%) Apache Cassandra
8 22 (3.51%) Hadoop
9 14 (2.24%) Redis
10 13 (2.08%) Apache Hive
11 8 (1.28%) CouchDB
12 7 (1.12%) MariaDB
13 6 (0.96%) Amazon Athena
13 6 (0.96%) Amazon Redshift
13 6 (0.96%) BigQuery
14 5 (0.80%) Neo4j
14 5 (0.80%) RDBMS
15 3 (0.48%) Data Mining
15 3 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 80 (12.78%) Git (software)
2 44 (7.03%) Jenkins
3 38 (6.07%) JIRA
3 38 (6.07%) Subversion
4 35 (5.59%) Eclipse
4 35 (5.59%) Maven
5 33 (5.27%) JUnit
6 25 (3.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 20 (3.19%) Visual Studio
8 16 (2.56%) Rational Rhapsody
9 14 (2.24%) Bitbucket
9 14 (2.24%) Cucumber
10 12 (1.92%) Ant
10 12 (1.92%) Selenium
11 11 (1.76%) Mercurial
12 9 (1.44%) Gradle
12 9 (1.44%) Moq
12 9 (1.44%) NUnit
13 8 (1.28%) EasyMock
14 7 (1.12%) Mockito
General
1 73 (11.66%) Electronics
2 49 (7.83%) Finance
3 39 (6.23%) Telecoms
4 26 (4.15%) Manufacturing
5 19 (3.04%) Games
5 19 (3.04%) Marketing
6 15 (2.40%) Aerospace
7 4 (0.64%) Avionics
7 4 (0.64%) Retail
8 3 (0.48%) Banking
8 3 (0.48%) French Language
8 3 (0.48%) German Language
9 2 (0.32%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.32%) Military
10 1 (0.16%) Advertising
10 1 (0.16%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (21.57%) HTML
2 133 (21.25%) .NET
3 109 (17.41%) CSS
4 88 (14.06%) Spring
5 84 (13.42%) AngularJS
6 69 (11.02%) HTML5
7 63 (10.06%) REST
8 50 (7.99%) ASP.NET
9 49 (7.83%) XML
10 47 (7.51%) Node.js
10 47 (7.51%) Web Services
11 45 (7.19%) Hibernate
12 43 (6.87%) React
12 43 (6.87%) RESTful
13 41 (6.55%) J2EE
14 40 (6.39%) Java EE
15 32 (5.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 27 (4.31%) jQuery
17 26 (4.15%) .NET Framework
17 26 (4.15%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 110 (17.57%) Computer Science
2 46 (7.35%) Embedded Systems
3 41 (6.55%) Algorithms
4 33 (5.27%) Analytical Skills
5 29 (4.63%) User Experience
6 20 (3.19%) Greenfield Project
7 14 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (1.92%) Robotics
9 10 (1.60%) Acoustics
9 10 (1.60%) Device Driver
10 7 (1.12%) Cyber Warfare
10 7 (1.12%) Wiki
11 6 (0.96%) Graphic Design
11 6 (0.96%) Internet of Things
12 5 (0.80%) RIA
13 4 (0.64%) Data Structures
13 4 (0.64%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 4 (0.64%) Linux Command Line
13 4 (0.64%) Photography
14 3 (0.48%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 181 (28.91%) Linux
2 61 (9.74%) Windows
3 38 (6.07%) Android
4 25 (3.99%) Apple iOS
5 14 (2.24%) Unix
6 8 (1.28%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 7 (1.12%) CentOS
7 7 (1.12%) Embedded Linux
7 7 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (1.12%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 7 (1.12%) ThreadX
8 5 (0.80%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.64%) Windows Server
10 3 (0.48%) Robot Operating System
10 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.16%) VMS
11 1 (0.16%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 619 (98.88%) Software Engineering
2 256 (40.89%) Agile Software Development
3 155 (24.76%) OO
4 101 (16.13%) TDD
5 78 (12.46%) Scrum
6 77 (12.30%) UML
7 68 (10.86%) Continuous Integration
7 68 (10.86%) Unit Testing
8 54 (8.63%) OOD
9 53 (8.47%) Microservices
10 51 (8.15%) OOP
11 45 (7.19%) DevOps
11 45 (7.19%) Mathematics
12 44 (7.03%) BDD
12 44 (7.03%) Open Source
13 42 (6.71%) SDLC
14 39 (6.23%) Validation
15 36 (5.75%) Machine Learning
16 34 (5.43%) Test Automation
17 31 (4.95%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 304 (48.56%) Java
2 292 (46.65%) C++
3 209 (33.39%) C
4 184 (29.39%) C#
5 181 (28.91%) JavaScript
6 133 (21.25%) Python
7 124 (19.81%) SQL
8 52 (8.31%) Embedded C
9 31 (4.95%) Embedded C++
10 25 (3.99%) MATLAB
11 24 (3.83%) Scala
12 19 (3.04%) PHP
13 17 (2.72%) Objective-C
13 17 (2.72%) Ruby
14 13 (2.08%) Bash Shell
14 13 (2.08%) Perl
15 12 (1.92%) PowerShell
16 10 (1.60%) XPath
17 9 (1.44%) GraphQL
18 8 (1.28%) Ada
Qualifications
1 185 (29.55%) Degree
2 87 (13.90%) Security Cleared
3 55 (8.79%) Computer Science Degree
4 36 (5.75%) DV Cleared
5 24 (3.83%) SC Cleared
6 23 (3.67%) PhD
7 11 (1.76%) HND
8 9 (1.44%) Master's Degree
8 9 (1.44%) Numerate Degree
9 6 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (0.80%) CCNA
10 5 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.80%) CISSP
10 5 (0.80%) GIAC
10 5 (0.80%) Linux+ Certification
10 5 (0.80%) MCSE
10 5 (0.80%) Network+ Certification
10 5 (0.80%) SANS
10 5 (0.80%) SSCP
11 4 (0.64%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.08%) DO-178B
2 10 (1.60%) MISRA
2 10 (1.60%) QA
3 6 (0.96%) MIL-STD-498
4 5 (0.80%) IEC 61508
5 4 (0.64%) ECSS
5 4 (0.64%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.32%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.32%) WCAG
7 1 (0.16%) MISRA C
System Software
1 40 (6.39%) Docker
2 8 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.96%) Firmware
4 5 (0.80%) vSphere
5 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.16%) Snort
5 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (2.56%) Kubernetes
2 9 (1.44%) Terraform
3 8 (1.28%) Puppet
4 7 (1.12%) Ansible
5 5 (0.80%) CloudHub
5 5 (0.80%) Salt
6 2 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.16%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.16%) Mesos
7 1 (0.16%) Rancher
7 1 (0.16%) rkt
Vendors
1 46 (7.35%) Oracle
2 17 (2.72%) SAP
3 15 (2.40%) Google
4 14 (2.24%) Microsoft
5 11 (1.76%) Atlassian
6 10 (1.60%) IBM
6 10 (1.60%) Intel
7 9 (1.44%) Freescale
8 8 (1.28%) VMware
9 7 (1.12%) MuleSoft
9 7 (1.12%) Red Hat
10 4 (0.64%) Xamarin
11 2 (0.32%) EMC
11 2 (0.32%) Twitter
12 1 (0.16%) Atmel
12 1 (0.16%) BT
12 1 (0.16%) Salesforce.com
12 1 (0.16%) Zend