Period
to 14 December 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 14 December 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
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 57 40
Rank change year-on-year +16 -17 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 634 544 736
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 6.19% 5.03% 6.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.35% 5.19% 6.46%
Number of salaries quoted 522 442 650
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £27,500 £31,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £59,875 £82,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 9979 10473 11394
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.44% 96.87% 97.31%
Number of salaries quoted 8240 8832 9677
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £24,500 £24,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £62,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.06% +4.44%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 +46 248 £45,000 -5.26% 16
Somerset -8 102 £43,000 +4.40% 1
Gloucestershire -20 94 £45,000 -5.26% 10
Dorset +15 89 £47,500 +26.67% 13
Wiltshire +27 53 £45,000 +22.45% 5
Devon +3 22 £45,000 +20.00% 2
Cornwall +15 19 £40,000 +23.08% 1
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 628 (99.05%) Software Engineering
2 328 (51.74%) Java
3 294 (46.37%) C++
4 238 (37.54%) Agile Software Development
5 214 (33.75%) C
6 207 (32.65%) Degree
7 206 (32.49%) Linux
8 185 (29.18%) JavaScript
9 180 (28.39%) C#
10 157 (24.76%) OO
11 141 (22.24%) HTML
12 134 (21.14%) .NET
13 127 (20.03%) SQL
14 124 (19.56%) Computer Science
15 120 (18.93%) Python
16 117 (18.45%) CSS
17 97 (15.30%) TDD
18 92 (14.51%) Spring
19 87 (13.72%) Electronics
19 87 (13.72%) Git (software)
20 86 (13.56%) AngularJS
21 83 (13.09%) Security Cleared
22 82 (12.93%) UML
23 75 (11.83%) Scrum
24 74 (11.67%) REST
25 72 (11.36%) MongoDB
26 71 (11.20%) Unit Testing
26 71 (11.20%) SQL Server
27 69 (10.88%) Amazon AWS
28 68 (10.73%) Continuous Integration

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 30 (4.73%) Elasticsearch
2 23 (3.63%) WebSphere
3 22 (3.47%) Tomcat
4 21 (3.31%) Apache
5 18 (2.84%) Confluence
6 16 (2.52%) Apache Spark
7 15 (2.37%) Mule
7 15 (2.37%) Mule ESB
8 13 (2.05%) OpenStack
8 13 (2.05%) WebLogic
9 12 (1.89%) Anypoint
10 9 (1.42%) GlassFish
11 7 (1.10%) Apache Pig
11 7 (1.10%) DNN
12 6 (0.95%) Apache Solr
13 5 (0.79%) JBoss
14 4 (0.63%) Alfresco
14 4 (0.63%) Joomla!
15 1 (0.16%) SharePoint
15 1 (0.16%) WordPress
Applications
1 18 (2.84%) Simulink
2 6 (0.95%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 69 (10.88%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (6.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (3.94%) SaaS
4 11 (1.74%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (0.95%) Amazon EMR
5 6 (0.95%) Amazon Kinesis
6 4 (0.63%) IaaS
6 4 (0.63%) PaaS
7 3 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.47%) GitHub
8 2 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.32%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 2 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.16%) Force.com
9 1 (0.16%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.16%) Office 365
9 1 (0.16%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 30 (4.73%) TCP/IP
2 19 (3.00%) HTTP
3 16 (2.52%) Bluetooth
4 10 (1.58%) Ethernet
5 9 (1.42%) SSL
5 9 (1.42%) Wireless
6 8 (1.26%) Internet
6 8 (1.26%) ISDN
6 8 (1.26%) RTCP
6 8 (1.26%) RTP
6 8 (1.26%) VoIP
6 8 (1.26%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (0.95%) Firewall
7 6 (0.95%) ZigBee
8 3 (0.47%) RFID
9 2 (0.32%) 3G
9 2 (0.32%) 4G
9 2 (0.32%) 802.11
9 2 (0.32%) 802.15
9 2 (0.32%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (11.36%) MongoDB
2 71 (11.20%) SQL Server
3 53 (8.36%) MySQL
3 53 (8.36%) NoSQL
4 41 (6.47%) PostgreSQL
5 35 (5.52%) Big Data
6 26 (4.10%) Apache Cassandra
7 23 (3.63%) Hadoop
7 23 (3.63%) Relational Database
8 14 (2.21%) Redis
9 13 (2.05%) Apache Hive
10 9 (1.42%) CouchDB
11 7 (1.10%) MariaDB
12 6 (0.95%) Amazon Redshift
12 6 (0.95%) BigQuery
13 5 (0.79%) Neo4j
13 5 (0.79%) RDBMS
14 3 (0.47%) Data Mining
14 3 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 3 (0.47%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 87 (13.72%) Git (software)
2 46 (7.26%) Eclipse
3 44 (6.94%) Jenkins
4 43 (6.78%) JIRA
5 41 (6.47%) JUnit
6 37 (5.84%) Maven
7 36 (5.68%) Subversion
8 28 (4.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 21 (3.31%) Visual Studio
10 19 (3.00%) Cucumber
11 15 (2.37%) Moq
11 15 (2.37%) NUnit
11 15 (2.37%) Selenium
12 13 (2.05%) Rational Rhapsody
13 12 (1.89%) Bitbucket
13 12 (1.89%) Gradle
14 9 (1.42%) Ant
14 9 (1.42%) Mercurial
14 9 (1.42%) Mockito
14 9 (1.42%) SoapUI
General
1 87 (13.72%) Electronics
2 52 (8.20%) Finance
3 41 (6.47%) Telecoms
4 31 (4.89%) Manufacturing
5 21 (3.31%) Marketing
6 16 (2.52%) Aerospace
6 16 (2.52%) Games
7 7 (1.10%) Retail
8 3 (0.47%) Avionics
8 3 (0.47%) Banking
8 3 (0.47%) French Language
8 3 (0.47%) German Language
9 2 (0.32%) Advertising
9 2 (0.32%) Automotive
9 2 (0.32%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.32%) Military
10 1 (0.16%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (22.24%) HTML
2 134 (21.14%) .NET
3 117 (18.45%) CSS
4 92 (14.51%) Spring
5 86 (13.56%) AngularJS
6 74 (11.67%) REST
7 65 (10.25%) HTML5
8 56 (8.83%) Hibernate
9 52 (8.20%) Web Services
10 51 (8.04%) ASP.NET
10 51 (8.04%) XML
11 48 (7.57%) J2EE
12 42 (6.62%) Node.js
13 41 (6.47%) RESTful
14 39 (6.15%) Java EE
15 36 (5.68%) React
16 32 (5.05%) SOAP
17 31 (4.89%) Qt
18 30 (4.73%) jQuery
19 28 (4.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 124 (19.56%) Computer Science
2 46 (7.26%) Embedded Systems
3 43 (6.78%) Algorithms
4 33 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (3.94%) User Experience
6 24 (3.79%) Greenfield Project
7 11 (1.74%) Device Driver
7 11 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (1.58%) Robotics
9 8 (1.26%) Acoustics
10 6 (0.95%) Data Structures
10 6 (0.95%) Graphic Design
10 6 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
11 5 (0.79%) Fintech
11 5 (0.79%) RIA
11 5 (0.79%) Virtual Team
11 5 (0.79%) Wiki
12 4 (0.63%) Photography
13 3 (0.47%) Digital Media
13 3 (0.47%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 206 (32.49%) Linux
2 63 (9.94%) Windows
3 35 (5.52%) Android
4 26 (4.10%) Apple iOS
5 18 (2.84%) Unix
6 14 (2.21%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 13 (2.05%) Embedded Linux
8 6 (0.95%) Windows Server
9 5 (0.79%) CentOS
9 5 (0.79%) Mac OS X
9 5 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.79%) ThreadX
9 5 (0.79%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 5 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.16%) AIX
10 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.16%) VMS
10 1 (0.16%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 628 (99.05%) Software Engineering
2 238 (37.54%) Agile Software Development
3 157 (24.76%) OO
4 97 (15.30%) TDD
5 82 (12.93%) UML
6 75 (11.83%) Scrum
7 71 (11.20%) Unit Testing
8 68 (10.73%) Continuous Integration
9 54 (8.52%) Microservices
10 53 (8.36%) Mathematics
11 50 (7.89%) OOP
12 43 (6.78%) Open Source
13 42 (6.62%) BDD
14 41 (6.47%) MVC
15 40 (6.31%) DevOps
15 40 (6.31%) SDLC
16 37 (5.84%) OOD
16 37 (5.84%) Validation
17 34 (5.36%) Test Automation
18 32 (5.05%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 328 (51.74%) Java
2 294 (46.37%) C++
3 214 (33.75%) C
4 185 (29.18%) JavaScript
5 180 (28.39%) C#
6 127 (20.03%) SQL
7 120 (18.93%) Python
8 50 (7.89%) Embedded C
9 32 (5.05%) MATLAB
10 22 (3.47%) Embedded C++
10 22 (3.47%) Scala
11 21 (3.31%) PHP
12 15 (2.37%) Ruby
13 14 (2.21%) Objective-C
13 14 (2.21%) Perl
13 14 (2.21%) PowerShell
14 13 (2.05%) XPath
15 12 (1.89%) Bash Shell
16 10 (1.58%) Fortran
16 10 (1.58%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 207 (32.65%) Degree
2 83 (13.09%) Security Cleared
3 59 (9.31%) Computer Science Degree
4 31 (4.89%) DV Cleared
5 25 (3.94%) SC Cleared
6 20 (3.15%) PhD
7 18 (2.84%) HND
8 13 (2.05%) Numerate Degree
9 6 (0.95%) Master's Degree
9 6 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (0.79%) CCNA
10 5 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.79%) CISSP
10 5 (0.79%) GIAC
10 5 (0.79%) Linux+ Certification
10 5 (0.79%) MCSE
10 5 (0.79%) Network+ Certification
10 5 (0.79%) SANS
10 5 (0.79%) SSCP
11 4 (0.63%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.05%) DO-178B
2 8 (1.26%) QA
3 7 (1.10%) MISRA
4 6 (0.95%) MIL-STD-498
5 4 (0.63%) ECSS
5 4 (0.63%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.47%) IEC 61508
7 2 (0.32%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.32%) MISRA C
7 2 (0.32%) WCAG
System Software
1 39 (6.15%) Docker
2 8 (1.26%) Firmware
2 8 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.79%) vSphere
4 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.16%) Snort
4 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (2.37%) Kubernetes
2 9 (1.42%) Terraform
3 8 (1.26%) CloudHub
3 8 (1.26%) Puppet
4 5 (0.79%) Ansible
4 5 (0.79%) Salt
5 2 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.32%) rkt
6 1 (0.16%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.16%) Mesos
6 1 (0.16%) Rancher
Vendors
1 50 (7.89%) Oracle
2 20 (3.15%) SAP
3 18 (2.84%) Microsoft
4 17 (2.68%) Freescale
5 14 (2.21%) Google
5 14 (2.21%) IBM
6 10 (1.58%) Atlassian
6 10 (1.58%) MuleSoft
7 9 (1.42%) Intel
8 8 (1.26%) VMware
9 5 (0.79%) Red Hat
10 4 (0.63%) Xamarin
11 2 (0.32%) Twitter
12 1 (0.16%) Atmel
12 1 (0.16%) BT
12 1 (0.16%) EMC
12 1 (0.16%) Motorola
12 1 (0.16%) Salesforce.com
12 1 (0.16%) Yahoo!
12 1 (0.16%) Zend