The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £39,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 24 April 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
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 67 48
Rank change year-on-year +26 -19  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 319 246 325
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 6.19% 4.27% 5.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.42% 4.41% 5.35%
Number of salaries quoted 291 223 263
Median salary £39,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.23% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,228 £28,500 £25,100
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

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 4965 5582 6079
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 96.30% 96.81% 97.59%
Number of salaries quoted 4125 4652 4995
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 April 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 3 months to 24 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -8 102 £40,000 -3.61% 21
Gloucestershire +12 70 £45,000 -7.69% 14
Somerset +20 63 £33,000 -17.50% 7
Dorset +33 48 £40,000 - 12
Wiltshire +21 13 £40,500 -10.00% 8
Devon -6 12 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Cornwall - 10 £37,500 - 2
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 579 (99.83%) Software Engineering
2 336 (57.93%) C++
2 336 (57.93%) Java
3 248 (42.76%) Agile Software Development
4 228 (39.31%) C#
5 225 (38.79%) C
6 191 (32.93%) Linux
7 164 (28.28%) Security Cleared
8 159 (27.41%) JavaScript
9 155 (26.72%) .NET
10 142 (24.48%) Python
11 134 (23.10%) SQL
12 133 (22.93%) HTML
13 125 (21.55%) OO
14 124 (21.38%) Degree
15 114 (19.66%) Windows
16 101 (17.41%) Scrum
16 101 (17.41%) Unit Testing
17 92 (15.86%) Spring
18 91 (15.69%) SQL Server
19 78 (13.45%) Computer Science
20 74 (12.76%) ASP.NET
20 74 (12.76%) UML
21 70 (12.07%) Hibernate
22 69 (11.90%) MVC
22 69 (11.90%) Oracle
23 68 (11.72%) Automated Testing
23 68 (11.72%) MongoDB
24 66 (11.38%) TDD
24 66 (11.38%) CSS

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 40 (6.90%) IIS
2 31 (5.34%) Elasticsearch
3 25 (4.31%) Apache
4 19 (3.28%) Confluence
5 17 (2.93%) Tomcat
6 16 (2.76%) Apache Pig
6 16 (2.76%) Apache Spark
6 16 (2.76%) JBoss
6 16 (2.76%) WebSphere
7 11 (1.90%) WebLogic
8 6 (1.03%) DNN
9 1 (0.17%) Mule
9 1 (0.17%) Mule ESB
9 1 (0.17%) nginx
9 1 (0.17%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.34%) Simulink
1 2 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.17%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 19 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (2.76%) SaaS
3 13 (2.24%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.86%) GitHub
5 4 (0.69%) IaaS
5 4 (0.69%) PaaS
6 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.17%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.93%) TCP/IP
2 14 (2.41%) Internet
3 13 (2.24%) Ethernet
4 12 (2.07%) HTTP
5 6 (1.03%) Bluetooth
5 6 (1.03%) Kerberos
6 5 (0.86%) RS-232
7 4 (0.69%) Firewall
7 4 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (0.69%) Wireless
8 3 (0.52%) 802.15
9 2 (0.34%) Network Security
9 2 (0.34%) SSL
9 2 (0.34%) ZigBee
10 1 (0.17%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.17%) LTE
10 1 (0.17%) MIMO
10 1 (0.17%) Modbus
10 1 (0.17%) MQTT
10 1 (0.17%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (15.69%) SQL Server
2 68 (11.72%) MongoDB
3 55 (9.48%) Big Data
4 53 (9.14%) Hadoop
5 45 (7.76%) NoSQL
6 26 (4.48%) MySQL
7 25 (4.31%) Relational Database
8 21 (3.62%) Apache Hive
9 17 (2.93%) Apache Cassandra
10 10 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (1.38%) RDBMS
12 7 (1.21%) Crystal Reports
12 7 (1.21%) Data Mining
13 6 (1.03%) OrientDB
14 5 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
15 4 (0.69%) SQLite
16 3 (0.52%) Triplestore
17 1 (0.17%) Apache Accumulo
17 1 (0.17%) CouchDB
17 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 64 (11.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 59 (10.17%) Visual Studio
3 41 (7.07%) JIRA
3 41 (7.07%) JUnit
4 36 (6.21%) Git (software)
5 28 (4.83%) Jenkins
6 26 (4.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 23 (3.97%) Maven
8 21 (3.62%) Bitbucket
8 21 (3.62%) Subversion
9 18 (3.10%) EasyMock
9 18 (3.10%) NUnit
10 17 (2.93%) Moq
11 16 (2.76%) Mockito
12 15 (2.59%) Selenium
13 14 (2.41%) Eclipse
13 14 (2.41%) Visual Studio Team System
14 13 (2.24%) Ant
15 12 (2.07%) GCC
16 11 (1.90%) Rational DOORS
General
1 50 (8.62%) Electronics
2 36 (6.21%) Games
3 35 (6.03%) Finance
3 35 (6.03%) Manufacturing
4 29 (5.00%) Telecoms
5 16 (2.76%) Aerospace
6 11 (1.90%) Marketing
7 9 (1.55%) Advertising
8 8 (1.38%) Avionics
8 8 (1.38%) Military
9 7 (1.21%) Automotive
9 7 (1.21%) Banking
10 3 (0.52%) Retail
11 1 (0.17%) Back Office
11 1 (0.17%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (26.72%) .NET
2 133 (22.93%) HTML
3 92 (15.86%) Spring
4 74 (12.76%) ASP.NET
5 70 (12.07%) Hibernate
6 66 (11.38%) CSS
7 59 (10.17%) Java EE
8 58 (10.00%) .NET Framework
9 54 (9.31%) Web Services
10 48 (8.28%) REST
11 42 (7.24%) RESTful
12 39 (6.72%) EJB
13 38 (6.55%) J2EE
14 37 (6.38%) WPF
15 36 (6.21%) AngularJS
16 35 (6.03%) WCF
17 34 (5.86%) XML
18 31 (5.34%) HTML5
19 28 (4.83%) Entity Framework
19 28 (4.83%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 78 (13.45%) Computer Science
2 44 (7.59%) Embedded Systems
3 30 (5.17%) Greenfield Project
4 24 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (3.62%) Algorithms
6 19 (3.28%) Wiki
7 17 (2.93%) User Experience
8 15 (2.59%) VHDL
9 10 (1.72%) Mainframe
10 9 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (1.55%) Mobile App
11 8 (1.38%) Device Driver
12 7 (1.21%) CAN bus
12 7 (1.21%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 7 (1.21%) Verilog
13 6 (1.03%) Cyber Defence
13 6 (1.03%) PKI
14 4 (0.69%) 3D Graphics
14 4 (0.69%) Semantic Web
15 3 (0.52%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 191 (32.93%) Linux
2 114 (19.66%) Windows
3 45 (7.76%) Android
4 42 (7.24%) Unix
5 28 (4.83%) Apple iOS
6 26 (4.48%) Windows Server
7 23 (3.97%) Embedded Linux
8 21 (3.62%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (2.93%) CentOS
9 17 (2.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (2.41%) Mac OS X
11 6 (1.03%) AIX
12 5 (0.86%) FreeBSD
13 3 (0.52%) Solaris
14 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.17%) ThreadX
14 1 (0.17%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 579 (99.83%) Software Engineering
2 248 (42.76%) Agile Software Development
3 125 (21.55%) OO
4 101 (17.41%) Scrum
4 101 (17.41%) Unit Testing
5 74 (12.76%) UML
6 69 (11.90%) MVC
7 68 (11.72%) Automated Testing
8 66 (11.38%) TDD
9 57 (9.83%) SDLC
10 55 (9.48%) Cybersecurity
10 55 (9.48%) Mentoring
11 50 (8.62%) Continuous Integration
12 45 (7.76%) Customer Requirements
12 45 (7.76%) Open Source
13 44 (7.59%) OOD
13 44 (7.59%) OOP
14 43 (7.41%) Line Management
15 42 (7.24%) ITIL
15 42 (7.24%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 336 (57.93%) C++
1 336 (57.93%) Java
2 228 (39.31%) C#
3 225 (38.79%) C
4 159 (27.41%) JavaScript
5 142 (24.48%) Python
6 134 (23.10%) SQL
7 31 (5.34%) Embedded C
8 28 (4.83%) PowerShell
9 23 (3.97%) Embedded C++
10 22 (3.79%) Perl
11 21 (3.62%) Scala
12 16 (2.76%) Ruby
13 15 (2.59%) Objective-C
14 14 (2.41%) T-SQL
14 14 (2.41%) VB.NET
15 12 (2.07%) PHP
16 9 (1.55%) Ada
17 8 (1.38%) Fortran
18 7 (1.21%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 164 (28.28%) Security Cleared
2 124 (21.38%) Degree
3 65 (11.21%) SC Cleared
4 60 (10.34%) DV Cleared
5 18 (3.10%) PhD
6 10 (1.72%) HND
7 5 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.69%) CCNA
8 4 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.69%) CISSP
8 4 (0.69%) GIAC
8 4 (0.69%) Linux+ Certification
8 4 (0.69%) MCSE
8 4 (0.69%) Network+ Certification
8 4 (0.69%) SANS
8 4 (0.69%) SSCP
9 3 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.52%) Postgraduate
10 2 (0.34%) CompTIA Security+
10 2 (0.34%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.24%) Def Stans
2 11 (1.90%) QA
3 10 (1.72%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 10 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.38%) DO-178B
4 8 (1.38%) DO-254
4 8 (1.38%) MISRA
5 7 (1.21%) IEC 61508
5 7 (1.21%) ISO26262
5 7 (1.21%) MISRA C
6 5 (0.86%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (1.55%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.38%) Firmware
2 8 (1.38%) vSphere
3 7 (1.21%) Docker
4 6 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.86%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (1.38%) Puppet
2 6 (1.03%) Ansible
2 6 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.34%) Salt
Vendors
1 69 (11.90%) Oracle
2 37 (6.38%) Microsoft
3 18 (3.10%) IBM
4 17 (2.93%) Red Hat
5 11 (1.90%) Freescale
5 11 (1.90%) VMware
6 9 (1.55%) SAP
7 6 (1.03%) Xamarin
8 2 (0.34%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.34%) EMC
8 2 (0.34%) Google
9 1 (0.17%) Adobe
9 1 (0.17%) Informatica
9 1 (0.17%) Signiant
Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 7 hours ago
Dorset
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 65000 per year
Posted: 9 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 50000 per year
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bristol Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 50000 per year
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Generous salary + bonus + bens
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Optima Connections
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
Broadstone, Dorset
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £44000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Corsham, Wiltshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £64000 per annum + Superb Package , incl Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + PKG
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Adteq
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum Generous Pension and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20,000 - 30,000 plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Wimborne, Dorset
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £35-40,000 + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Melksham, Wiltshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000-60,000 + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
IntaPeople
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Ashdown IT
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + PKG
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Dorchester, Dorset
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Circa 45,000 plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Technical Futures
Salary: Competitive Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 50000 per year
Posted: 3 days ago