Period
to 19 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £46,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 44 75
Rank change year-on-year +7 +31 -31
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 756 700 467
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 7.02% 6.69% 4.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.26% 6.87% 4.30%
Number of salaries quoted 638 664 436
South West median annual salary £46,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,000 £29,375
90th Percentile £61,250 £55,000 £65,000
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 10,415 10,185 10,850
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.72% 97.29% 97.29%
Number of salaries quoted 8,646 8,494 9,094
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 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £63,875 £63,750 £63,750
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 19 July 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 19 July 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 +14 303 £47,500 +18.75% 53
Gloucestershire +23 207 £46,000 +13.58% 35
Dorset -18 101 £45,000 +12.50% 16
Wiltshire +42 79 £48,750 +25.00% 11
Somerset -20 49 £45,000 +28.57% 17
Devon +7 14 £29,000 -24.68% 8
Cornwall -33 1 £40,000 +6.67% 1
Avon - 1 £42,500 -
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 July 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.

1 743 (98.28%) Software Engineering
2 421 (55.69%) C++
3 335 (44.31%) Agile Software Development
4 294 (38.89%) C
5 272 (35.98%) C#
6 250 (33.07%) Java
7 237 (31.35%) Linux
8 200 (26.46%) Python
9 198 (26.19%) OO
10 169 (22.35%) Security Cleared
11 166 (21.96%) SQL
12 165 (21.83%) JavaScript
13 164 (21.69%) Scrum
14 143 (18.92%) .NET
15 142 (18.78%) Degree
16 117 (15.48%) Windows
17 115 (15.21%) TDD
18 113 (14.95%) Computer Science
19 104 (13.76%) Continuous Integration
20 93 (12.30%) UML
21 91 (12.04%) Git (software)
22 89 (11.77%) AngularJS
23 86 (11.38%) HTML
24 83 (10.98%) SDLC
25 81 (10.71%) DV Cleared
26 80 (10.58%) OOD
27 77 (10.19%) DevOps
28 76 (10.05%) Problem-Solving
29 70 (9.26%) Microsoft
29 70 (9.26%) SC Cleared

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 44 (5.82%) Confluence
2 38 (5.03%) Apache
3 15 (1.98%) WebSphere
4 14 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
5 12 (1.59%) JBoss
6 9 (1.19%) Apache Pig
7 6 (0.79%) Apache Solr
7 6 (0.79%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.66%) Apache Spark
8 5 (0.66%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.53%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.13%) Alfresco
10 1 (0.13%) Apache ServiceMix
10 1 (0.13%) CMS
10 1 (0.13%) IIS
10 1 (0.13%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.13%) nginx
Applications
1 7 (0.93%) Simulink
2 4 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.13%) Mathcad
3 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 50 (6.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (6.22%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (0.93%) Amazon Kinesis
4 7 (0.93%) Amazon S3
4 7 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.79%) GitHub
5 6 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (0.79%) SaaS
6 5 (0.66%) Serverless
7 3 (0.40%) Amazon SQS
7 3 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.40%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 3 (0.40%) npm
8 2 (0.26%) Heroku
8 2 (0.26%) Slack
9 1 (0.13%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.04%) HTTP
2 21 (2.78%) 802.11
2 21 (2.78%) Ethernet
3 18 (2.38%) Bluetooth
4 16 (2.12%) Wireless
5 15 (1.98%) ZigBee
6 14 (1.85%) 3G
6 14 (1.85%) 4G
6 14 (1.85%) Network Security
6 14 (1.85%) VoIP
6 14 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
7 13 (1.72%) 3GPP
7 13 (1.72%) 802.15
7 13 (1.72%) MQTT
7 13 (1.72%) TCP/IP
8 10 (1.32%) SMS
9 9 (1.19%) Firewall
9 9 (1.19%) RS-232
10 8 (1.06%) SSL
10 8 (1.06%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 47 (6.22%) MySQL
3 46 (6.08%) NoSQL
4 41 (5.42%) Big Data
5 37 (4.89%) Hadoop
6 29 (3.84%) Relational Database
7 24 (3.17%) MongoDB
8 18 (2.38%) Apache Cassandra
8 18 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
9 17 (2.25%) Geospatial Data
10 16 (2.12%) Apache Hive
11 11 (1.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 10 (1.32%) GIS
13 9 (1.19%) Amazon Redshift
13 9 (1.19%) Neo4j
13 9 (1.19%) Redis
14 5 (0.66%) Blockchain
14 5 (0.66%) Oracle Database
14 5 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
14 5 (0.66%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 91 (12.04%) Git (software)
2 68 (8.99%) JIRA
3 56 (7.41%) Visual Studio
4 52 (6.88%) Jenkins
5 40 (5.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 40 (5.29%) Bitbucket
6 39 (5.16%) Subversion
7 38 (5.03%) Eclipse
7 38 (5.03%) JUnit
8 36 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
9 31 (4.10%) EasyMock
10 29 (3.84%) Maven
11 20 (2.65%) Rational DOORS
12 17 (2.25%) Ant
13 11 (1.46%) Gerrit
13 11 (1.46%) Octopus Deploy
13 11 (1.46%) Rational Rhapsody
13 11 (1.46%) Sonatype Nexus
14 10 (1.32%) GCC
14 10 (1.32%) MSTest
General
1 50 (6.61%) Electronics
2 45 (5.95%) Finance
3 40 (5.29%) Telecoms
4 34 (4.50%) Aerospace
5 26 (3.44%) Military
6 20 (2.65%) Automotive
7 16 (2.12%) Manufacturing
8 12 (1.59%) Games
9 10 (1.32%) Retail
10 9 (1.19%) Marketing
11 6 (0.79%) Banking
12 5 (0.66%) Law
13 4 (0.53%) French Language
13 4 (0.53%) German Language
14 3 (0.40%) Avionics
14 3 (0.40%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.26%) Private Banking
16 1 (0.13%) Advertising
16 1 (0.13%) Legal
16 1 (0.13%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (18.92%) .NET
2 89 (11.77%) AngularJS
3 86 (11.38%) HTML
4 67 (8.86%) WPF
5 61 (8.07%) XML
6 59 (7.80%) ASP.NET
7 58 (7.67%) Spring
8 57 (7.54%) Web Services
9 56 (7.41%) CSS
10 51 (6.75%) Node.js
11 46 (6.08%) RESTful
12 45 (5.95%) HTML5
13 43 (5.69%) REST
14 42 (5.56%) Java EE
15 39 (5.16%) jQuery
16 38 (5.03%) React
17 37 (4.89%) .NET Framework
17 37 (4.89%) ASP.NET MVC
18 33 (4.37%) WCF
19 32 (4.23%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 113 (14.95%) Computer Science
2 56 (7.41%) Embedded Systems
3 27 (3.57%) Wiki
4 26 (3.44%) User Experience
5 24 (3.17%) Algorithms
6 18 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
7 17 (2.25%) Device Driver
8 13 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
9 11 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (1.06%) Mobile App
11 6 (0.79%) 3D Graphics
11 6 (0.79%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 6 (0.79%) Fintech
12 5 (0.66%) Cyber Warfare
12 5 (0.66%) Data Structures
12 5 (0.66%) Digital Media
12 5 (0.66%) EPoS
12 5 (0.66%) Robotics
13 4 (0.53%) Media Streaming
13 4 (0.53%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 237 (31.35%) Linux
2 117 (15.48%) Windows
3 51 (6.75%) Unix
4 50 (6.61%) Android
5 39 (5.16%) Apple iOS
6 27 (3.57%) FreeRTOS
7 25 (3.31%) CentOS
8 23 (3.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 19 (2.51%) Mac OS X
10 15 (1.98%) SafeRTOS
11 12 (1.59%) Mac OS
12 11 (1.46%) Embedded Linux
12 11 (1.46%) ThreadX
13 5 (0.66%) Windows Server
14 4 (0.53%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.53%) Windows Embedded Compact
15 2 (0.26%) VxWorks
16 1 (0.13%) Debian
16 1 (0.13%) Fedora
16 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 743 (98.28%) Software Engineering
2 335 (44.31%) Agile Software Development
3 198 (26.19%) OO
4 164 (21.69%) Scrum
5 115 (15.21%) TDD
6 104 (13.76%) Continuous Integration
7 93 (12.30%) UML
8 83 (10.98%) SDLC
9 80 (10.58%) OOD
10 77 (10.19%) DevOps
11 76 (10.05%) Problem-Solving
12 68 (8.99%) Open Source
13 65 (8.60%) MVC
14 60 (7.94%) Unit Testing
15 56 (7.41%) OOP
16 54 (7.14%) Mathematics
17 51 (6.75%) Mentoring
18 47 (6.22%) Validation
19 44 (5.82%) Cybersecurity
20 38 (5.03%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 421 (55.69%) C++
2 294 (38.89%) C
3 272 (35.98%) C#
4 250 (33.07%) Java
5 200 (26.46%) Python
6 166 (21.96%) SQL
7 165 (21.83%) JavaScript
8 68 (8.99%) Embedded C
9 36 (4.76%) Embedded C++
10 35 (4.63%) PHP
11 21 (2.78%) Assembly Language
11 21 (2.78%) Objective-C
12 18 (2.38%) Ruby
12 18 (2.38%) Scala
12 18 (2.38%) TypeScript
13 17 (2.25%) Bash Shell
14 15 (1.98%) Ada
14 15 (1.98%) PL/SQL
14 15 (1.98%) PowerShell
15 14 (1.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 169 (22.35%) Security Cleared
2 142 (18.78%) Degree
3 81 (10.71%) DV Cleared
4 70 (9.26%) SC Cleared
5 50 (6.61%) Computer Science Degree
6 19 (2.51%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (1.46%) PhD
8 8 (1.06%) CCNA
8 8 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (1.06%) CISSP
8 8 (1.06%) CompTIA Security+
8 8 (1.06%) GIAC
8 8 (1.06%) Linux+ Certification
8 8 (1.06%) MCSE
8 8 (1.06%) Network+ Certification
8 8 (1.06%) SANS
8 8 (1.06%) SSCP
9 4 (0.53%) Chartered Engineer
9 4 (0.53%) Numerate Degree
9 4 (0.53%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.38%) IEC 61508
2 15 (1.98%) MISRA
3 11 (1.46%) ECSS
4 10 (1.32%) ISO 15765
5 9 (1.19%) DO-178B
6 7 (0.93%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.79%) QA
8 5 (0.66%) Def Stans
8 5 (0.66%) MISRA C
9 4 (0.53%) WCAG
System Software
1 51 (6.75%) Docker
2 13 (1.72%) Firmware
3 10 (1.32%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.06%) vSphere
5 2 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.13%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (2.51%) Kubernetes
2 9 (1.19%) Puppet
3 8 (1.06%) Salt
4 7 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.40%) Ansible
6 2 (0.26%) Kibana
7 1 (0.13%) Ambari
Vendors
1 70 (9.26%) Microsoft
2 25 (3.31%) Oracle
3 24 (3.17%) Red Hat
4 21 (2.78%) Google
5 18 (2.38%) IBM
6 15 (1.98%) Atlassian
7 14 (1.85%) Capita
8 13 (1.72%) Xamarin
9 7 (0.93%) SAP
10 4 (0.53%) EMC
10 4 (0.53%) ESRI
10 4 (0.53%) Syncsort
11 3 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.26%) Apple
12 2 (0.26%) Freescale
12 2 (0.26%) Rockwell
12 2 (0.26%) Siemens
12 2 (0.26%) VMware
12 2 (0.26%) Zend
13 1 (0.13%) Serena