Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > South West
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 20 18
Rank change year-on-year +4 -2 +5
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 1278 1102 1343
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 12.41% 10.08% 11.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.87% 11.35% 12.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1060 922 1154
South West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,125
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.42% +9.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,875 £60,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Software Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 9214 9712 10442
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 89.48% 88.87% 88.96%
Number of salaries quoted 7580 8095 8771
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £63,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in the South West

Software Engineering
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineering in the South West.

Salary trend for Software Engineering in the South West

Software Engineering
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in the South West over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Engineering in the South West

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the South West region over the 6 months to 22 November 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 +11 569 £49,250 +3.68% 46
Somerset -1 220 £41,750 -0.60% 4
Wiltshire +51 142 £45,000 +5.88% 17
Gloucestershire -19 138 £44,500 -6.32% 12
Dorset +8 127 £45,000 +12.50% 23
Devon +2 44 £43,500 +27.94% 3
Cornwall +20 26 £40,000 +14.29%
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 581 (45.46%) Java
2 576 (45.07%) Agile Software Development
3 394 (30.83%) C++
4 361 (28.25%) Linux
5 360 (28.17%) JavaScript
6 341 (26.68%) Degree
7 298 (23.32%) C#
8 291 (22.77%) C
8 291 (22.77%) HTML
9 270 (21.13%) .NET
10 254 (19.87%) SQL
11 244 (19.09%) TDD
12 231 (18.08%) CSS
13 212 (16.59%) Computer Science
14 208 (16.28%) OO
15 200 (15.65%) Python
16 198 (15.49%) AngularJS
17 197 (15.41%) Security Cleared
18 194 (15.18%) Electronics
19 185 (14.48%) Scrum
20 184 (14.40%) Continuous Integration
21 173 (13.54%) Git (software)
22 155 (12.13%) Finance
23 152 (11.89%) Microservices
24 147 (11.50%) Amazon AWS
25 146 (11.42%) Spring
26 141 (11.03%) Windows
27 129 (10.09%) HTML5
28 128 (10.02%) Test Automation
29 127 (9.94%) SQL Server

Software Engineering
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 42 (3.29%) Apache
1 42 (3.29%) Elasticsearch
1 42 (3.29%) Tomcat
2 28 (2.19%) WebSphere
3 25 (1.96%) Confluence
4 23 (1.80%) WebLogic
5 21 (1.64%) Apache Spark
5 21 (1.64%) Mule ESB
6 20 (1.56%) OpenStack
7 19 (1.49%) Mule
8 17 (1.33%) Anypoint
9 13 (1.02%) JBoss
10 12 (0.94%) CMS
10 12 (0.94%) GlassFish
10 12 (0.94%) IIS
11 11 (0.86%) DNN
12 9 (0.70%) Apache Solr
12 9 (0.70%) Umbraco
13 8 (0.63%) Apache Pig
14 7 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 18 (1.41%) Simulink
2 10 (0.78%) Photoshop
3 6 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.16%) InVision
4 2 (0.16%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.078%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.078%) Autodesk Inventor
5 1 (0.078%) CATIA
5 1 (0.078%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.078%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.078%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.078%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.078%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 147 (11.50%) Amazon AWS
2 86 (6.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (2.66%) SaaS
4 20 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
5 17 (1.33%) PaaS
5 17 (1.33%) Serverless
6 14 (1.10%) GitHub
7 12 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (0.94%) IaaS
8 11 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
9 9 (0.70%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 8 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
10 8 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 7 (0.55%) Amazon Kinesis
11 7 (0.55%) OpenShift
12 6 (0.47%) Amazon EMR
13 4 (0.31%) Amazon S3
13 4 (0.31%) Amazon SQS
13 4 (0.31%) npm
14 3 (0.23%) Bluemix
Communications & Networking
1 58 (4.54%) TCP/IP
2 51 (3.99%) Internet
3 45 (3.52%) Wireless
4 42 (3.29%) HTTP
5 21 (1.64%) Firewall
6 14 (1.10%) DNS
7 13 (1.02%) Bluetooth
8 11 (0.86%) Ethernet
9 10 (0.78%) SSL
10 8 (0.63%) ISDN
10 8 (0.63%) RTCP
10 8 (0.63%) RTP
10 8 (0.63%) VoIP
10 8 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (0.55%) FTP
12 5 (0.39%) DVB
12 5 (0.39%) FCoE
12 5 (0.39%) SNMP
12 5 (0.39%) ZigBee
13 3 (0.23%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (9.94%) SQL Server
2 109 (8.53%) NoSQL
3 106 (8.29%) MongoDB
4 103 (8.06%) Big Data
5 91 (7.12%) MySQL
6 61 (4.77%) PostgreSQL
7 58 (4.54%) Hadoop
8 44 (3.44%) Apache Cassandra
9 35 (2.74%) Relational Database
10 18 (1.41%) Redis
11 17 (1.33%) Apache Hive
12 16 (1.25%) MariaDB
13 12 (0.94%) CouchDB
14 11 (0.86%) RDBMS
15 10 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
15 10 (0.78%) Geospatial Data
15 10 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 8 (0.63%) Data Mining
16 8 (0.63%) Power BI
17 7 (0.55%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 173 (13.54%) Git (software)
2 119 (9.31%) JIRA
3 91 (7.12%) JUnit
4 78 (6.10%) Jenkins
5 72 (5.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 62 (4.85%) Maven
7 56 (4.38%) Eclipse
8 55 (4.30%) Subversion
9 53 (4.15%) Bitbucket
10 40 (3.13%) Selenium
10 40 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
11 36 (2.82%) Gradle
12 33 (2.58%) Calabash
13 31 (2.43%) Mockito
13 31 (2.43%) Visual Studio
14 30 (2.35%) Cucumber
14 30 (2.35%) NUnit
15 26 (2.03%) TeamCity
16 23 (1.80%) Moq
17 20 (1.56%) Android Studio
General
1 194 (15.18%) Electronics
2 155 (12.13%) Finance
3 106 (8.29%) Telecoms
4 102 (7.98%) Manufacturing
5 90 (7.04%) Marketing
6 27 (2.11%) Games
7 26 (2.03%) Aerospace
8 24 (1.88%) Banking
9 19 (1.49%) Retail
10 11 (0.86%) Advertising
11 10 (0.78%) Law
12 9 (0.70%) Automotive
13 8 (0.63%) Legal
13 8 (0.63%) Private Banking
14 5 (0.39%) German Language
15 4 (0.31%) Avionics
15 4 (0.31%) French Language
16 3 (0.23%) Military
17 2 (0.16%) Financial Institution
18 1 (0.078%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 665 (52.03%) Software Engineer
2 449 (35.13%) Developer
3 172 (13.46%) Java Engineer
4 155 (12.13%) Java Software Engineer
5 144 (11.27%) C++ Software Engineer
6 140 (10.95%) Software Developer
7 136 (10.64%) Senior Software Engineer
8 133 (10.41%) Java Developer
9 115 (9.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 94 (7.36%) Senior Developer
11 84 (6.57%) Embedded Engineer
12 76 (5.95%) Embedded Software Engineer
13 66 (5.16%) .NET Developer
14 56 (4.38%) Java Software Developer
15 55 (4.30%) C Software Engineer
16 54 (4.23%) Graduate
17 52 (4.07%) C/C++ Software Engineer
17 52 (4.07%) Lead Developer
18 44 (3.44%) .NET Software Engineer
18 44 (3.44%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 291 (22.77%) HTML
2 270 (21.13%) .NET
3 231 (18.08%) CSS
4 198 (15.49%) AngularJS
5 146 (11.42%) Spring
6 129 (10.09%) HTML5
7 125 (9.78%) REST
8 111 (8.69%) Web Services
9 100 (7.82%) XML
10 94 (7.36%) ASP.NET
10 94 (7.36%) Hibernate
11 84 (6.57%) React
12 83 (6.49%) J2EE
13 79 (6.18%) RESTful
14 77 (6.03%) Node.js
15 71 (5.56%) jQuery
16 54 (4.23%) Java EE
16 54 (4.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 53 (4.15%) JSON
17 53 (4.15%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 212 (16.59%) Computer Science
2 118 (9.23%) User Experience
3 76 (5.95%) Embedded Systems
4 62 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
5 52 (4.07%) Greenfield Project
6 43 (3.36%) Algorithms
7 39 (3.05%) Enterprise Software
8 33 (2.58%) Management Information System
9 25 (1.96%) Cyberthreat
10 22 (1.72%) Mobile App
11 21 (1.64%) Security Operations Centre
12 15 (1.17%) Robotics
13 14 (1.10%) Fintech
13 14 (1.10%) Virtual Team
14 13 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
15 12 (0.94%) Device Driver
16 11 (0.86%) Client/Server
17 10 (0.78%) RIA
18 8 (0.63%) Data Structures
18 8 (0.63%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 361 (28.25%) Linux
2 141 (11.03%) Windows
3 63 (4.93%) Android
4 54 (4.23%) Apple iOS
5 53 (4.15%) Unix
6 24 (1.88%) Embedded Linux
7 21 (1.64%) Windows Server
8 17 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (1.10%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 13 (1.02%) CentOS
11 6 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.39%) Mac OS
12 5 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.31%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.23%) OpenWrt
14 3 (0.23%) ThreadX
14 3 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.16%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.16%) Windows Embedded Compact
16 1 (0.078%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 576 (45.07%) Agile Software Development
2 244 (19.09%) TDD
3 208 (16.28%) OO
4 185 (14.48%) Scrum
5 184 (14.40%) Continuous Integration
6 152 (11.89%) Microservices
7 128 (10.02%) Test Automation
8 111 (8.69%) MVC
9 108 (8.45%) UML
10 107 (8.37%) SDLC
11 106 (8.29%) BDD
11 106 (8.29%) Open Source
12 97 (7.59%) Mentoring
13 94 (7.36%) Business Intelligence
14 91 (7.12%) Web Development
15 90 (7.04%) Unit Testing
16 81 (6.34%) DevOps
16 81 (6.34%) Digital Marketing
16 81 (6.34%) Programme Management
17 72 (5.63%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 581 (45.46%) Java
2 394 (30.83%) C++
3 360 (28.17%) JavaScript
4 298 (23.32%) C#
5 291 (22.77%) C
6 254 (19.87%) SQL
7 200 (15.65%) Python
8 59 (4.62%) Embedded C
9 51 (3.99%) PHP
10 44 (3.44%) Scala
11 41 (3.21%) Ruby
12 35 (2.74%) Go
13 34 (2.66%) PowerShell
14 32 (2.50%) MATLAB
14 32 (2.50%) Objective-C
15 29 (2.27%) Bash Shell
15 29 (2.27%) Clojure
16 22 (1.72%) T-SQL
17 20 (1.56%) Groovy
18 19 (1.49%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 341 (26.68%) Degree
2 197 (15.41%) Security Cleared
3 101 (7.90%) SC Cleared
4 100 (7.82%) Computer Science Degree
5 57 (4.46%) DV Cleared
6 33 (2.58%) PhD
7 30 (2.35%) CISSP
7 30 (2.35%) SANS
8 28 (2.19%) HND
9 21 (1.64%) CREST Certified
9 21 (1.64%) GCIA
9 21 (1.64%) GCIH
10 16 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (0.86%) Numerate Degree
12 9 (0.70%) CCNA
12 9 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (0.70%) GIAC
12 9 (0.70%) Linux+ Certification
12 9 (0.70%) Network+ Certification
12 9 (0.70%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (3.29%) QA
2 22 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (1.64%) DO-178B
4 15 (1.17%) ISO 9001
5 11 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 8 (0.63%) MISRA
7 7 (0.55%) GPG13
8 6 (0.47%) IEC 61508
8 6 (0.47%) MIL-STD-498
9 5 (0.39%) MIL-STD-1553
9 5 (0.39%) MISRA C
10 4 (0.31%) ECSS
10 4 (0.31%) ISO 14001
10 4 (0.31%) WCAG
11 3 (0.23%) Def Stans
11 3 (0.23%) ISO 26262
12 2 (0.16%) Data Quality
12 2 (0.16%) DO-254
12 2 (0.16%) GCP
12 2 (0.16%) SLA
System Software
1 52 (4.07%) Docker
2 11 (0.86%) Firmware
3 9 (0.70%) Snort
4 7 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.39%) NFS
5 5 (0.39%) Samba
5 5 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (0.39%) VMware NSX
6 4 (0.31%) vSphere
7 1 (0.078%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.078%) LXC
7 1 (0.078%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 41 (3.21%) Puppet
2 40 (3.13%) Ansible
3 26 (2.03%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (1.56%) HockeyApp
5 15 (1.17%) Kubernetes
6 12 (0.94%) Terraform
7 11 (0.86%) CloudHub
8 8 (0.63%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 8 (0.63%) RSA enVision
9 7 (0.55%) ArcSight ESM
9 7 (0.55%) RSA Archer
9 7 (0.55%) RSA Security Analytics
9 7 (0.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 5 (0.39%) Nagios
10 5 (0.39%) Salt
10 5 (0.39%) vCenter Server
11 2 (0.16%) rkt
12 1 (0.078%) Docker Swarm
12 1 (0.078%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 1 (0.078%) Rancher
Vendors
1 82 (6.42%) SAP
2 81 (6.34%) Oracle
3 58 (4.54%) Microsoft
4 49 (3.83%) Atlassian
5 27 (2.11%) IBM
6 26 (2.03%) Google
7 23 (1.80%) Freescale
8 17 (1.33%) VMware
9 13 (1.02%) Red Hat
10 11 (0.86%) MuleSoft
10 11 (0.86%) Xamarin
11 9 (0.70%) Intel
12 8 (0.63%) ArcSight
13 7 (0.55%) LogLogic
13 7 (0.55%) Sourcefire
13 7 (0.55%) Symantec
13 7 (0.55%) Trend Micro
14 6 (0.47%) EMC
14 6 (0.47%) SaltStack
15 5 (0.39%) CA Agile Central