Period
to 22 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 22 July 2017.

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
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 70 44
Rank change year-on-year +28 -26 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 701 465 697
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 6.66% 4.17% 5.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.87% 4.30% 5.92%
Number of salaries quoted 668 430 578
South West median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £26,850 £30,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £65,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 10211 10826 11765
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 97.03% 97.11% 97.44%
Number of salaries quoted 8530 9101 9831
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £63,750 £62,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 22 July 2017.

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 22 July 2017. 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 +23 240 £40,000 -4.76% 30
Gloucestershire -3 134 £40,500 -10.00% 5
Somerset +22 132 £35,500 -16.47% 11
Dorset +38 113 £40,000 -5.88% 9
Cornwall - 30 £37,500 - 1
Wiltshire +20 26 £39,000 -8.24% 4
Devon -3 23 £38,500 -3.75% 2
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 2017, 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.

1 698 (99.57%) Software Engineering
2 395 (56.35%) C++
3 360 (51.36%) Java
4 287 (40.94%) C
5 257 (36.66%) Agile Software Development
6 237 (33.81%) C#
7 229 (32.67%) Linux
8 178 (25.39%) Degree
9 168 (23.97%) JavaScript
10 167 (23.82%) .NET
11 163 (23.25%) OO
12 142 (20.26%) HTML
12 142 (20.26%) SQL
13 139 (19.83%) Python
14 127 (18.12%) Security Cleared
15 126 (17.97%) Windows
16 114 (16.26%) Computer Science
17 106 (15.12%) Scrum
18 101 (14.41%) SQL Server
19 96 (13.69%) UML
20 94 (13.41%) Spring
20 94 (13.41%) Unit Testing
21 89 (12.70%) Electronics
21 89 (12.70%) CSS
22 83 (11.84%) Test Automation
23 80 (11.41%) Embedded Systems
24 79 (11.27%) MongoDB
25 76 (10.84%) TDD
26 73 (10.41%) ASP.NET
27 72 (10.27%) MVC

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 35 (4.99%) IIS
2 34 (4.85%) Tomcat
3 33 (4.71%) Elasticsearch
4 30 (4.28%) Apache
5 29 (4.14%) Confluence
6 23 (3.28%) WebSphere
7 14 (2.00%) Mule ESB
8 13 (1.85%) WebLogic
9 12 (1.71%) Apache Spark
9 12 (1.71%) Mule
10 9 (1.28%) Anypoint
10 9 (1.28%) GlassFish
11 6 (0.86%) DNN
12 4 (0.57%) Apache Pig
12 4 (0.57%) JBoss
13 1 (0.14%) CMS
13 1 (0.14%) Drupal
13 1 (0.14%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.14%) WebSphere Application Server
13 1 (0.14%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (1.43%) Simulink
2 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.14%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 25 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (2.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (2.43%) SaaS
4 7 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (0.86%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 6 (0.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (0.43%) GitHub
7 2 (0.29%) IaaS
7 2 (0.29%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.28%) Ethernet
2 11 (1.57%) TCP/IP
3 10 (1.43%) HTTP
4 8 (1.14%) Internet
5 7 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
5 7 (1.00%) Wireless
6 5 (0.71%) Bluetooth
6 5 (0.71%) DVB
6 5 (0.71%) Kerberos
6 5 (0.71%) ZigBee
7 4 (0.57%) DNS
8 3 (0.43%) 802.15
8 3 (0.43%) RFID
9 1 (0.14%) 802.11
9 1 (0.14%) MIMO
9 1 (0.14%) Modbus
9 1 (0.14%) MQTT
9 1 (0.14%) Profibus
9 1 (0.14%) SSL
9 1 (0.14%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (14.41%) SQL Server
2 79 (11.27%) MongoDB
3 49 (6.99%) NoSQL
4 48 (6.85%) Big Data
5 35 (4.99%) Hadoop
6 34 (4.85%) MySQL
7 26 (3.71%) Apache Cassandra
8 21 (3.00%) Relational Database
9 19 (2.71%) PostgreSQL
10 12 (1.71%) Crystal Reports
11 11 (1.57%) Apache Hive
12 10 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
13 6 (0.86%) Amazon RDS
14 5 (0.71%) SQLite
15 4 (0.57%) CouchDB
15 4 (0.57%) DB2
16 3 (0.43%) Triplestore
17 2 (0.29%) Data Mining
17 2 (0.29%) OrientDB
17 2 (0.29%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 66 (9.42%) Git (software)
2 64 (9.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 60 (8.56%) JIRA
4 56 (7.99%) Visual Studio
5 53 (7.56%) JUnit
6 44 (6.28%) Eclipse
7 33 (4.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 32 (4.56%) Jenkins
9 31 (4.42%) Subversion
10 30 (4.28%) Maven
11 29 (4.14%) NUnit
12 23 (3.28%) Bitbucket
12 23 (3.28%) Moq
13 18 (2.57%) EasyMock
14 17 (2.43%) Cucumber
15 15 (2.14%) GCC
15 15 (2.14%) TeamCity
16 13 (1.85%) Gradle
16 13 (1.85%) Rational DOORS
16 13 (1.85%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 89 (12.70%) Electronics
2 50 (7.13%) Finance
3 33 (4.71%) Manufacturing
4 27 (3.85%) Games
5 25 (3.57%) Telecoms
6 19 (2.71%) Aerospace
7 16 (2.28%) Banking
8 12 (1.71%) Marketing
9 11 (1.57%) Advertising
9 11 (1.57%) Avionics
10 9 (1.28%) Automotive
11 8 (1.14%) Private Banking
12 5 (0.71%) Retail
13 2 (0.29%) Military
14 1 (0.14%) French Language
14 1 (0.14%) German Language
14 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.14%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 167 (23.82%) .NET
2 142 (20.26%) HTML
3 94 (13.41%) Spring
4 89 (12.70%) CSS
5 73 (10.41%) ASP.NET
6 64 (9.13%) .NET Framework
6 64 (9.13%) Hibernate
7 63 (8.99%) REST
8 61 (8.70%) WPF
9 56 (7.99%) AngularJS
10 54 (7.70%) WCF
11 45 (6.42%) Web Services
12 44 (6.28%) Java EE
13 40 (5.71%) J2EE
14 38 (5.42%) SOAP
15 37 (5.28%) RESTful
16 36 (5.14%) jQuery
16 36 (5.14%) XML
17 34 (4.85%) HTML5
17 34 (4.85%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 114 (16.26%) Computer Science
2 80 (11.41%) Embedded Systems
3 33 (4.71%) Greenfield Project
4 30 (4.28%) User Experience
5 21 (3.00%) Algorithms
6 15 (2.14%) Wiki
7 14 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (1.85%) Mobile App
9 10 (1.43%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 10 (1.43%) Mainframe
9 10 (1.43%) VHDL
10 9 (1.28%) CAN bus
10 9 (1.28%) Verilog
11 8 (1.14%) Device Driver
12 7 (1.00%) Digital TV
13 6 (0.86%) Linux Command Line
14 5 (0.71%) Fintech
14 5 (0.71%) Virtual Team
15 4 (0.57%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 229 (32.67%) Linux
2 126 (17.97%) Windows
3 43 (6.13%) Android
4 32 (4.56%) Windows Server
5 31 (4.42%) Unix
6 26 (3.71%) Embedded Linux
7 23 (3.28%) Apple iOS
8 22 (3.14%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (2.14%) CentOS
9 15 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (1.28%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 8 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (0.86%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.57%) ThreadX
14 3 (0.43%) FreeBSD
14 3 (0.43%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.43%) Windows Embedded Compact
15 2 (0.29%) AIX
15 2 (0.29%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 698 (99.57%) Software Engineering
2 257 (36.66%) Agile Software Development
3 163 (23.25%) OO
4 106 (15.12%) Scrum
5 96 (13.69%) UML
6 94 (13.41%) Unit Testing
7 83 (11.84%) Test Automation
8 76 (10.84%) TDD
9 72 (10.27%) MVC
10 65 (9.27%) Continuous Integration
11 54 (7.70%) Open Source
12 53 (7.56%) OOP
13 52 (7.42%) Mentoring
14 46 (6.56%) OOD
15 45 (6.42%) Customer Requirements
16 40 (5.71%) Line Management
17 39 (5.56%) ITIL
17 39 (5.56%) Multithreading
18 38 (5.42%) Service Delivery
19 36 (5.14%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 395 (56.35%) C++
2 360 (51.36%) Java
3 287 (40.94%) C
4 237 (33.81%) C#
5 168 (23.97%) JavaScript
6 142 (20.26%) SQL
7 139 (19.83%) Python
8 62 (8.84%) Embedded C
9 27 (3.85%) PowerShell
10 22 (3.14%) Embedded C++
11 19 (2.71%) Scala
12 18 (2.57%) PHP
12 18 (2.57%) T-SQL
13 16 (2.28%) MATLAB
14 15 (2.14%) Fortran
15 14 (2.00%) XPath
16 12 (1.71%) Ada
17 11 (1.57%) Delphi
17 11 (1.57%) Groovy
18 10 (1.43%) Perl
Qualifications
1 178 (25.39%) Degree
2 127 (18.12%) Security Cleared
3 59 (8.42%) Computer Science Degree
4 58 (8.27%) SC Cleared
5 38 (5.42%) DV Cleared
6 30 (4.28%) HND
7 21 (3.00%) PhD
8 7 (1.00%) Numerate Degree
9 5 (0.71%) Master's Degree
10 4 (0.57%) Postgraduate
11 3 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.14%) Chartered Engineer
12 1 (0.14%) CITP
12 1 (0.14%) MCSD
12 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.14%) Def Stans
2 12 (1.71%) DO-178B
2 12 (1.71%) QA
3 11 (1.57%) IEC 61508
3 11 (1.57%) ISO 26262
4 10 (1.43%) DO-254
4 10 (1.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 10 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (1.28%) MISRA
6 8 (1.14%) MISRA C
7 3 (0.43%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.29%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 16 (2.28%) Firmware
2 6 (0.86%) Docker
2 6 (0.86%) vSphere
3 5 (0.71%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (1.00%) CloudHub
2 6 (0.86%) Ansible
2 6 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (0.86%) Puppet
3 1 (0.14%) rkt
Vendors
1 67 (9.56%) Oracle
2 31 (4.42%) Freescale
3 29 (4.14%) Microsoft
4 28 (3.99%) IBM
5 15 (2.14%) Red Hat
5 15 (2.14%) SAP
6 9 (1.28%) Xamarin
7 7 (1.00%) Atlassian
7 7 (1.00%) MuleSoft
8 6 (0.86%) VMware
9 3 (0.43%) Yahoo!
10 1 (0.14%) EMC
10 1 (0.14%) Google
10 1 (0.14%) Motorola
10 1 (0.14%) Signiant
10 1 (0.14%) webMethods
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