Period
to 26 September 2021

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 26 September 2021.

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
26 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 32 41 32
Rank change year-on-year +9 -9 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 565 210 772
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 7.46% 6.54% 7.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.12% 6.80% 8.07%
Number of salaries quoted 177 175 537
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £39,200 £35,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £62,250 £57,500 £56,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £69,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +8.70% +9.52% +5.00%

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 6,954 3,087 9,570
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.84% 96.17% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 4,774 2,539 7,766
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,500 £26,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £55,600
90th Percentile £73,925 £70,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £55,750 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year +1.36% +5.77% +4.00%

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 26 September 2021.

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 26 September 2021. 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 -6 320 £50,000 +11.11% 64
Gloucestershire -14 87 £55,000 +10.00% 18
Wiltshire +57 75 £45,000 -5.26% 18
Somerset -7 33 £48,500 -3.00% 9
Dorset -16 31 £47,500 +18.75% 15
Devon -14 6 £50,000 +8.11% 9
Cornwall -13 5 £37,875 -24.25% 5
Avon - 1 - -
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 September 2021, 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.

1 565 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 289 (51.15%) Agile Software Development
3 204 (36.11%) C++
4 195 (34.51%) JavaScript
5 190 (33.63%) Linux
5 190 (33.63%) Python
6 187 (33.10%) Java
7 174 (30.80%) Security Cleared
8 164 (29.03%) C#
9 153 (27.08%) React
10 147 (26.02%) AWS
11 146 (25.84%) DevOps
12 130 (23.01%) Azure
13 129 (22.83%) CSS
14 126 (22.30%) Social Skills
15 117 (20.71%) Problem-Solving
16 113 (20.00%) Mentoring
17 109 (19.29%) Degree
18 108 (19.12%) Scrum
19 106 (18.76%) C
20 104 (18.41%) PostgreSQL
21 99 (17.52%) .NET
21 99 (17.52%) OO
22 84 (14.87%) Microservices
23 81 (14.34%) Web Services
24 80 (14.16%) HTML
25 79 (13.98%) SC Cleared
26 76 (13.45%) GIS
27 74 (13.10%) TDD
28 71 (12.57%) Docker

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 68 (12.04%) GeoServer
2 39 (6.90%) Confluence
3 32 (5.66%) Elasticsearch
4 21 (3.72%) ArcGIS
5 7 (1.24%) Cloud Foundry
5 7 (1.24%) WebLogic
6 6 (1.06%) WordPress
7 4 (0.71%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.53%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.35%) CMS
9 2 (0.35%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.35%) WildFly
10 1 (0.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.18%) Apache
10 1 (0.18%) CICS
10 1 (0.18%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (1.59%) Simulink
2 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (0.53%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 147 (26.02%) AWS
2 130 (23.01%) Azure
3 46 (8.14%) GCP
4 37 (6.55%) Serverless
5 9 (1.59%) AWS Lambda
5 9 (1.59%) GitHub
5 9 (1.59%) IaaS
6 8 (1.42%) Amazon SQS
6 8 (1.42%) AWS CloudFormation
6 8 (1.42%) PaaS
7 7 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (1.24%) Amazon ECS
7 7 (1.24%) Amazon S3
7 7 (1.24%) CloudFront
7 7 (1.24%) Firebase
7 7 (1.24%) Heroku
7 7 (1.24%) npm
7 7 (1.24%) SaaS
7 7 (1.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 6 (1.06%) AWS Step Functions
Communications & Networking
1 69 (12.21%) HTTP
2 19 (3.36%) Internet
3 9 (1.59%) Ethernet
4 8 (1.42%) TCP/IP
5 7 (1.24%) RS-232
6 5 (0.88%) Tactical Data Link
7 3 (0.53%) DNS
7 3 (0.53%) Kerberos
7 3 (0.53%) SMTP
7 3 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.18%) Network Security
8 1 (0.18%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (18.41%) PostgreSQL
2 76 (13.45%) GIS
3 69 (12.21%) SQL Server
4 68 (12.04%) QGIS
5 47 (8.32%) MySQL
6 40 (7.08%) Big Data
7 28 (4.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 27 (4.78%) Relational Database
9 23 (4.07%) MongoDB
10 18 (3.19%) NoSQL
10 18 (3.19%) RDBMS
11 13 (2.30%) Apache Accumulo
12 8 (1.42%) Amazon RDS
13 6 (1.06%) CouchDB
13 6 (1.06%) MariaDB
13 6 (1.06%) Oracle Database
13 6 (1.06%) Oracle Database 10g
13 6 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (1.06%) Oracle Database 12c
13 6 (1.06%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 64 (11.33%) Jenkins
2 46 (8.14%) JIRA
3 39 (6.90%) Rational DOORS
4 30 (5.31%) Git (software)
5 27 (4.78%) GitLab
6 25 (4.42%) Eclipse
7 23 (4.07%) gulp
8 22 (3.89%) webpack
9 19 (3.36%) GCC
10 16 (2.83%) Rational Rhapsody
11 10 (1.77%) Visual Studio
12 9 (1.59%) JUnit
13 8 (1.42%) Artifactory
13 8 (1.42%) SonarQube
14 7 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
15 6 (1.06%) Cucumber
15 6 (1.06%) Maven
15 6 (1.06%) Subversion
16 5 (0.88%) Gatling
16 5 (0.88%) Katalon Studio
General
1 126 (22.30%) Social Skills
2 47 (8.32%) Legal
3 33 (5.84%) Finance
4 29 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (4.96%) Games
6 27 (4.78%) Electronics
7 20 (3.54%) Public Sector
8 18 (3.19%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 16 (2.83%) Aerospace
10 14 (2.48%) Manufacturing
10 14 (2.48%) Wearables
11 11 (1.95%) Marketing
11 11 (1.95%) Telecoms
12 10 (1.77%) Military
13 8 (1.42%) Presentation Skills
14 7 (1.24%) Banking
14 7 (1.24%) Financial Institution
14 7 (1.24%) Local Government
15 6 (1.06%) Avionics
16 5 (0.88%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (27.08%) React
2 129 (22.83%) CSS
3 99 (17.52%) .NET
4 81 (14.34%) Web Services
5 80 (14.16%) HTML
6 68 (12.04%) Leaflet
6 68 (12.04%) OpenLayers
7 67 (11.86%) AngularJS
8 55 (9.73%) Node.js
9 52 (9.20%) .NET Framework
10 51 (9.03%) Vue.js
11 43 (7.61%) Kafka
12 39 (6.90%) .NET Core
13 34 (6.02%) Apache NiFi
14 33 (5.84%) REST
15 28 (4.96%) JSON
16 26 (4.60%) Django
16 26 (4.60%) Sass
17 25 (4.42%) SOAP
17 25 (4.42%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 33 (5.84%) Cyberattack
2 20 (3.54%) User Experience
3 19 (3.36%) Linux Command Line
4 14 (2.48%) Smartphone
5 13 (2.30%) Embedded Systems
6 11 (1.95%) Greenfield Project
7 10 (1.77%) Algorithms
8 8 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (1.24%) Acoustics
9 7 (1.24%) Blog
9 7 (1.24%) CAN bus
9 7 (1.24%) Legacy Systems
10 6 (1.06%) Mobile App
11 5 (0.88%) Cyber Defence
12 4 (0.71%) Management Information System
12 4 (0.71%) Reinsurance
12 4 (0.71%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.53%) Private Cloud
13 3 (0.53%) Wiki
14 2 (0.35%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 190 (33.63%) Linux
2 67 (11.86%) Ubuntu
3 47 (8.32%) Windows
4 20 (3.54%) CentOS
4 20 (3.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (1.77%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (0.71%) Android
7 3 (0.53%) FreeRTOS
7 3 (0.53%) SafeRTOS
7 3 (0.53%) Unix
8 2 (0.35%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 565 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 289 (51.15%) Agile Software Development
3 146 (25.84%) DevOps
4 117 (20.71%) Problem-Solving
5 113 (20.00%) Mentoring
6 108 (19.12%) Scrum
7 99 (17.52%) OO
8 84 (14.87%) Microservices
9 74 (13.10%) TDD
10 64 (11.33%) Machine Learning
11 63 (11.15%) Computer Science
12 62 (10.97%) Continuous Delivery
13 60 (10.62%) Test Automation
13 60 (10.62%) Unit Testing
14 59 (10.44%) SDLC
15 55 (9.73%) UML
16 54 (9.56%) Cybersecurity
17 52 (9.20%) Analytics
18 51 (9.03%) Mathematics
19 50 (8.85%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 204 (36.11%) C++
2 195 (34.51%) JavaScript
3 190 (33.63%) Python
4 187 (33.10%) Java
5 164 (29.03%) C#
6 106 (18.76%) C
7 55 (9.73%) SQL
8 32 (5.66%) ES6
8 32 (5.66%) TypeScript
9 27 (4.78%) Ada
10 20 (3.54%) Embedded C
11 16 (2.83%) PHP
12 14 (2.48%) VBScript
13 12 (2.12%) Assembly Language
13 12 (2.12%) Go
14 11 (1.95%) Embedded C++
14 11 (1.95%) Ruby
14 11 (1.95%) Scala
15 9 (1.59%) Java 8
15 9 (1.59%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 174 (30.80%) Security Cleared
2 109 (19.29%) Degree
3 79 (13.98%) SC Cleared
4 13 (2.30%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.53%) HND
6 2 (0.35%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.18%) CEH
7 1 (0.18%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (0.18%) CITP
7 1 (0.18%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.18%) PhD
7 1 (0.18%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (6.19%) MISRA
2 30 (5.31%) MISRA C
3 19 (3.36%) ECSS
4 16 (2.83%) Def Stans
5 14 (2.48%) IEC 61508
6 8 (1.42%) DO-178B
7 7 (1.24%) IEC 61131
8 3 (0.53%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.53%) QA
9 1 (0.18%) ARP4754
9 1 (0.18%) DO-254
System Software
1 71 (12.57%) Docker
2 11 (1.95%) Firmware
3 3 (0.53%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 39 (6.90%) Ansible
2 38 (6.73%) Kubernetes
3 13 (2.30%) Terraform
4 1 (0.18%) Bugsnag
4 1 (0.18%) Kibana
Vendors
1 40 (7.08%) Instagram
2 35 (6.19%) Google
3 32 (5.66%) Microsoft
4 20 (3.54%) Red Hat
5 18 (3.19%) Oracle
6 12 (2.12%) IBM
7 10 (1.77%) SAP
8 8 (1.42%) Atlassian
8 8 (1.42%) Xamarin
9 7 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (1.06%) CA
11 4 (0.71%) Intel
11 4 (0.71%) Siebel
12 3 (0.53%) Rackspace
13 2 (0.35%) Altera
13 2 (0.35%) VMware
14 1 (0.18%) Adobe
14 1 (0.18%) Compuware
14 1 (0.18%) ESRI
14 1 (0.18%) WSO2