Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 43 62
Rank change year-on-year +9 +19 -21
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 767 677 504
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 7.50% 6.72% 4.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.76% 6.87% 4.78%
Number of salaries quoted 627 597 421
South West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £32,500 £26,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £58,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.09% +7.78% -

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 9,884 9,849 10,540
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.61% 97.76% 97.12%
Number of salaries quoted 8,128 8,181 8,928
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £24,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +8 285 £45,000 +5.88% 69
Gloucestershire +37 205 £47,500 +26.67% 29
Dorset -12 105 £45,000 - 18
Wiltshire +22 71 £42,500 - 13
Somerset -5 63 £45,000 +5.88% 15
Devon +7 20 £38,125 -13.84% 11
Cornwall -10 17 £35,000 -6.67% 10
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, 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.

1 752 (98.04%) Software Engineering
2 430 (56.06%) C++
3 336 (43.81%) Agile Software Development
4 328 (42.76%) Java
5 303 (39.50%) C
6 265 (34.55%) C#
7 254 (33.12%) Linux
8 218 (28.42%) Python
9 212 (27.64%) OO
10 179 (23.34%) Security Cleared
11 174 (22.69%) Scrum
12 167 (21.77%) JavaScript
13 164 (21.38%) Degree
14 137 (17.86%) Windows
15 135 (17.60%) SQL
16 127 (16.56%) .NET
17 120 (15.65%) Computer Science
18 118 (15.38%) TDD
19 105 (13.69%) Continuous Integration
20 102 (13.30%) HTML
20 102 (13.30%) OOD
21 92 (11.99%) Problem-Solving
22 89 (11.60%) Git (software)
22 89 (11.60%) AngularJS
22 89 (11.60%) SDLC
23 84 (10.95%) UML
23 84 (10.95%) DV Cleared
24 83 (10.82%) JIRA
25 80 (10.43%) Embedded Systems
26 75 (9.78%) Unit Testing

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 56 (7.30%) Apache
2 43 (5.61%) Confluence
3 26 (3.39%) Elasticsearch
4 15 (1.96%) Apache Pig
5 9 (1.17%) Apache Spark
6 8 (1.04%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.65%) GlassFish
8 4 (0.52%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.39%) CMS
10 2 (0.26%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.26%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.13%) Alfresco
11 1 (0.13%) IIS
11 1 (0.13%) Joomla!
11 1 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.13%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (0.78%) Chatbot
1 6 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.52%) Simulink
3 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.13%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 74 (9.65%) Amazon AWS
2 69 (9.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (1.96%) GitHub
4 14 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.65%) Serverless
5 5 (0.65%) Slack
6 4 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.39%) npm
7 3 (0.39%) SaaS
8 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.13%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 29 (3.78%) HTTP
2 27 (3.52%) TCP/IP
3 19 (2.48%) 3G
3 19 (2.48%) 4G
3 19 (2.48%) VoIP
4 17 (2.22%) Internet
5 16 (2.09%) Firewall
6 15 (1.96%) SSL
7 12 (1.56%) Wireless
8 11 (1.43%) 802.11
8 11 (1.43%) Ethernet
9 10 (1.30%) RS-232
10 9 (1.17%) Bluetooth
11 8 (1.04%) Network Security
12 7 (0.91%) ZigBee
13 6 (0.78%) Extranet
13 6 (0.78%) Wireshark
14 5 (0.65%) 3GPP
14 5 (0.65%) 802.15
14 5 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (8.34%) Big Data
2 60 (7.82%) MySQL
3 57 (7.43%) SQL Server
4 55 (7.17%) Hadoop
5 28 (3.65%) Apache Hive
5 28 (3.65%) NoSQL
6 26 (3.39%) Apache Cassandra
7 21 (2.74%) PostgreSQL
8 20 (2.61%) Relational Database
9 16 (2.09%) MongoDB
10 14 (1.83%) GIS
11 11 (1.43%) Geospatial Data
12 10 (1.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 10 (1.30%) DB2
13 7 (0.91%) RDBMS
14 6 (0.78%) Blockchain
14 6 (0.78%) Neo4j
15 4 (0.52%) CouchDB
15 4 (0.52%) Redis
16 3 (0.39%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 89 (11.60%) Git (software)
2 83 (10.82%) JIRA
3 61 (7.95%) Jenkins
4 53 (6.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 53 (6.91%) Bitbucket
5 50 (6.52%) Subversion
6 46 (6.00%) JUnit
7 45 (5.87%) Visual Studio
8 42 (5.48%) EasyMock
8 42 (5.48%) Maven
9 34 (4.43%) Eclipse
10 27 (3.52%) Team Foundation Server
11 24 (3.13%) Rational DOORS
12 20 (2.61%) Ant
13 18 (2.35%) Apache Ivy
13 18 (2.35%) Selenium
14 16 (2.09%) CodeSonar
14 16 (2.09%) git-flow
14 16 (2.09%) Robot Framework
15 12 (1.56%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 59 (7.69%) Electronics
2 47 (6.13%) Telecoms
3 38 (4.95%) Military
4 33 (4.30%) Finance
5 30 (3.91%) Automotive
6 26 (3.39%) Aerospace
7 19 (2.48%) Retail
8 15 (1.96%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.17%) Avionics
9 9 (1.17%) Games
9 9 (1.17%) Law
9 9 (1.17%) Marketing
10 8 (1.04%) Banking
11 4 (0.52%) Music Industry
12 3 (0.39%) Advertising
13 2 (0.26%) Private Banking
14 1 (0.13%) Local Government
14 1 (0.13%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.13%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (16.56%) .NET
2 102 (13.30%) HTML
3 89 (11.60%) AngularJS
4 72 (9.39%) CSS
5 68 (8.87%) ASP.NET
6 62 (8.08%) Java EE
7 60 (7.82%) Spring
7 60 (7.82%) Web Services
8 55 (7.17%) Node.js
9 52 (6.78%) WPF
10 46 (6.00%) REST
11 45 (5.87%) XML
12 40 (5.22%) .NET Framework
13 39 (5.08%) Qt
14 38 (4.95%) EJB
15 36 (4.69%) Django
15 36 (4.69%) HTML5
15 36 (4.69%) React
16 35 (4.56%) JSF
17 34 (4.43%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 120 (15.65%) Computer Science
2 80 (10.43%) Embedded Systems
3 37 (4.82%) Greenfield Project
4 34 (4.43%) Wiki
5 29 (3.78%) User Experience
6 23 (3.00%) Algorithms
7 20 (2.61%) Analytical Skills
8 15 (1.96%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 13 (1.69%) Video\Live Streaming
10 11 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (1.30%) Robotics
12 8 (1.04%) Data Structures
12 8 (1.04%) Self-Motivation
13 7 (0.91%) Digital Signage
13 7 (0.91%) IPTV
13 7 (0.91%) Video on Demand
14 6 (0.78%) 3D Graphics
14 6 (0.78%) Social Media
15 5 (0.65%) CAN bus
15 5 (0.65%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 254 (33.12%) Linux
2 137 (17.86%) Windows
3 57 (7.43%) Android
3 57 (7.43%) Apple iOS
4 35 (4.56%) CentOS
5 34 (4.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 31 (4.04%) Unix
7 19 (2.48%) Mac OS X
8 10 (1.30%) Embedded Linux
8 10 (1.30%) FreeRTOS
9 8 (1.04%) Windows 10
9 8 (1.04%) Windows 7
9 8 (1.04%) Windows XP
10 7 (0.91%) Windows Server
11 5 (0.65%) SafeRTOS
11 5 (0.65%) ThreadX
12 4 (0.52%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.26%) Debian
13 2 (0.26%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 752 (98.04%) Software Engineering
2 336 (43.81%) Agile Software Development
3 212 (27.64%) OO
4 174 (22.69%) Scrum
5 118 (15.38%) TDD
6 105 (13.69%) Continuous Integration
7 102 (13.30%) OOD
8 92 (11.99%) Problem-Solving
9 89 (11.60%) SDLC
10 84 (10.95%) UML
11 75 (9.78%) Unit Testing
12 72 (9.39%) Open Source
13 70 (9.13%) DevOps
14 67 (8.74%) Cybersecurity
15 59 (7.69%) Mentoring
16 56 (7.30%) MVC
17 54 (7.04%) Mathematics
18 49 (6.39%) OOP
19 47 (6.13%) Machine Learning
20 45 (5.87%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 430 (56.06%) C++
2 328 (42.76%) Java
3 303 (39.50%) C
4 265 (34.55%) C#
5 218 (28.42%) Python
6 167 (21.77%) JavaScript
7 135 (17.60%) SQL
8 59 (7.69%) Embedded C
9 52 (6.78%) PHP
10 34 (4.43%) Embedded C++
11 30 (3.91%) Bash Shell
12 26 (3.39%) Objective-C
13 22 (2.87%) Ada
14 21 (2.74%) TypeScript
15 19 (2.48%) PowerShell
16 15 (1.96%) Scala
17 14 (1.83%) Assembly Language
17 14 (1.83%) Shell Script
18 12 (1.56%) T-SQL
19 11 (1.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 179 (23.34%) Security Cleared
2 164 (21.38%) Degree
3 84 (10.95%) DV Cleared
4 70 (9.13%) SC Cleared
5 52 (6.78%) Computer Science Degree
6 21 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (2.09%) PhD
8 15 (1.96%) CCNA
8 15 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (1.96%) CISSP
8 15 (1.96%) CompTIA Security+
8 15 (1.96%) GIAC
8 15 (1.96%) Linux+ Certification
8 15 (1.96%) MCSE
8 15 (1.96%) Network+ Certification
8 15 (1.96%) SANS
8 15 (1.96%) SSCP
9 9 (1.17%) HNC
10 8 (1.04%) Numerate Degree
11 3 (0.39%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (1.83%) IEC 61508
2 12 (1.56%) ECSS
2 12 (1.56%) MISRA
3 11 (1.43%) DO-178B
4 5 (0.65%) Def Stans
4 5 (0.65%) ISO 15765
4 5 (0.65%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.65%) MISRA C
5 2 (0.26%) ISO 26262
5 2 (0.26%) QA
6 1 (0.13%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.13%) WCAG
System Software
1 73 (9.52%) Docker
2 16 (2.09%) vSphere
3 7 (0.91%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.78%) Firmware
5 3 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.26%) Xen
Systems Management
1 32 (4.17%) Kubernetes
2 16 (2.09%) Puppet
2 16 (2.09%) Salt
3 5 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.39%) Terraform
5 1 (0.13%) Ansible
5 1 (0.13%) Kibana
Vendors
1 52 (6.78%) Microsoft
2 34 (4.43%) Red Hat
3 32 (4.17%) Oracle
4 18 (2.35%) Atlassian
5 15 (1.96%) Google
5 15 (1.96%) IBM
6 12 (1.56%) Xamarin
7 10 (1.30%) SAP
8 4 (0.52%) VMware
9 3 (0.39%) Freescale
10 2 (0.26%) ESRI
10 2 (0.26%) Facebook
10 2 (0.26%) Zend
11 1 (0.13%) Civica
11 1 (0.13%) Juniper
11 1 (0.13%) Rockwell
11 1 (0.13%) Siemens
11 1 (0.13%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.13%) Twitter