Period
to 15 January 2021

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 15 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > South West
6 months to
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 20 10 14
Rank change year-on-year -10 +4 +2
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 464 1,209 1,237
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 10.30% 13.80% 12.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.31% 15.25% 13.65%
Number of salaries quoted 404 975 1,012
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £35,000 £31,100 £30,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +9.09% +6.80%

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 4,101 7,929 9,059
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 90.99% 90.51% 92.88%
Number of salaries quoted 3,295 6,470 7,197
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,675 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £67,787
England median annual salary £55,000 £54,559 £52,500
% change year-on-year +0.81% +3.92% +5.00%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Engineering in the South West over the 6 months to 15 January 2021.

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 15 January 2021. 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 -1 229 £50,000 +5.26% 76
Gloucestershire -8 94 £50,000 - 32
Somerset -6 46 £55,000 +22.22% 20
Dorset -19 33 £40,000 -11.11% 15
Wiltshire -34 28 £49,375 +1.28% 13
Devon -10 24 £52,500 +16.67% 15
Cornwall -3 7 £40,000 +6.67% 1
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 15 January 2021, IT jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 211 (45.47%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (33.84%) Java
3 150 (32.33%) C++
4 148 (31.90%) C#
5 147 (31.68%) Python
6 135 (29.09%) JavaScript
7 101 (21.77%) Linux
7 101 (21.77%) Security Cleared
8 95 (20.47%) Degree
9 92 (19.83%) DevOps
10 89 (19.18%) Scrum
11 85 (18.32%) C
12 83 (17.89%) SQL
13 80 (17.24%) AWS
14 75 (16.16%) Docker
14 75 (16.16%) .NET
15 71 (15.30%) HTML
15 71 (15.30%) Microservices
16 65 (14.01%) Azure
17 63 (13.58%) Test Automation
17 63 (13.58%) React
18 60 (12.93%) Computer Science
18 60 (12.93%) Node.js
19 57 (12.28%) OO
20 55 (11.85%) Windows
21 54 (11.64%) CSS
22 52 (11.21%) AngularJS
23 51 (10.99%) SC Cleared
24 50 (10.78%) Git (software)
24 50 (10.78%) SDLC

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 34 (7.33%) Elasticsearch
2 31 (6.68%) Confluence
3 27 (5.82%) Apache
4 7 (1.51%) JBoss
5 6 (1.29%) nginx
6 5 (1.08%) Apache Spark
6 5 (1.08%) CMS
7 4 (0.86%) OpenStack
7 4 (0.86%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.65%) NServiceBus
9 2 (0.43%) ArcGIS
9 2 (0.43%) Headless CMS
10 1 (0.22%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.22%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.22%) WildFly
Applications
1 4 (0.86%) Gliffy
1 4 (0.86%) MS Visio
1 4 (0.86%) Simulink
1 4 (0.86%) Stateflow
2 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 80 (17.24%) AWS
2 65 (14.01%) Azure
3 26 (5.60%) SaaS
4 18 (3.88%) GCP
5 17 (3.66%) PaaS
6 16 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
7 13 (2.80%) Amazon SageMaker
8 8 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (1.51%) AWS Lambda
9 7 (1.51%) Serverless
10 5 (1.08%) GitHub
10 5 (1.08%) IaaS
10 5 (1.08%) npm
11 3 (0.65%) Amazon Cognito
11 3 (0.65%) Boomi
11 3 (0.65%) NuGet
12 2 (0.43%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
13 1 (0.22%) Google Analytics
13 1 (0.22%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.37%) Wireless
2 10 (2.16%) Internet
2 10 (2.16%) Wireshark
3 8 (1.72%) Software-Defined Radio
4 7 (1.51%) Bluetooth
4 7 (1.51%) TCP/IP
5 6 (1.29%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (1.08%) HTTP
7 4 (0.86%) RS-232
7 4 (0.86%) ZigBee
8 3 (0.65%) 5G
8 3 (0.65%) Ethernet
8 3 (0.65%) RS-485
8 3 (0.65%) Tactical Data Link
9 2 (0.43%) Software-Defined Networking
10 1 (0.22%) DNS
10 1 (0.22%) Firewall
10 1 (0.22%) GPON
10 1 (0.22%) NGN
10 1 (0.22%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (7.97%) MySQL
2 33 (7.11%) Big Data
3 31 (6.68%) SQL Server
4 19 (4.09%) MongoDB
5 17 (3.66%) NoSQL
6 13 (2.80%) GIS
7 11 (2.37%) Relational Database
8 9 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (1.51%) Apache Hive
9 7 (1.51%) Hadoop
10 5 (1.08%) Neo4j
11 4 (0.86%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (0.86%) Redis
11 4 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.65%) Data Lake
12 3 (0.65%) HBase
12 3 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 2 (0.43%) Flink
13 2 (0.43%) Geospatial Data
13 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 50 (10.78%) Git (software)
2 41 (8.84%) JIRA
3 36 (7.76%) Jenkins
4 20 (4.31%) Visual Studio
5 18 (3.88%) Maven
6 13 (2.80%) Selenium
7 12 (2.59%) JUnit
8 10 (2.16%) Eclipse
9 9 (1.94%) IDA Disassembler
10 8 (1.72%) Cypress.io
10 8 (1.72%) Rational DOORS
11 7 (1.51%) Eclipse RCP
12 6 (1.29%) MSBuild
12 6 (1.29%) SonarQube
12 6 (1.29%) Subversion
13 5 (1.08%) Artifactory
13 5 (1.08%) Mockito
13 5 (1.08%) Rational Rhapsody
14 4 (0.86%) Cucumber
14 4 (0.86%) GitLab
General
1 38 (8.19%) Electronics
2 37 (7.97%) Marketing
2 37 (7.97%) Public Sector
3 34 (7.33%) Finance
4 32 (6.90%) Aerospace
5 29 (6.25%) Manufacturing
6 21 (4.53%) Publishing
7 20 (4.31%) Telecoms
8 18 (3.88%) Military
9 17 (3.66%) Legal
10 10 (2.16%) Law
11 6 (1.29%) Advertising
12 4 (0.86%) Avionics
12 4 (0.86%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.65%) Billing
13 3 (0.65%) Games
14 2 (0.43%) Automotive
15 1 (0.22%) Banking
Job Titles
1 246 (53.02%) Software Engineer
2 118 (25.43%) Developer
3 53 (11.42%) Senior Software Engineer
4 35 (7.54%) Java Engineer
5 34 (7.33%) Java Software Engineer
6 31 (6.68%) Java Developer
6 31 (6.68%) Senior Developer
7 29 (6.25%) C++ Software Engineer
8 28 (6.03%) C# Software Engineer
9 27 (5.82%) Software Developer
10 25 (5.39%) Embedded Engineer
11 20 (4.31%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 16 (3.45%) Principal Engineer
13 15 (3.23%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 15 (3.23%) Principal Software Engineer
14 14 (3.02%) Data Scientist
14 14 (3.02%) Full Stack Developer
15 12 (2.59%) Graduate
16 11 (2.37%) DevOps Engineer
16 11 (2.37%) Senior Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (16.16%) .NET
2 71 (15.30%) HTML
3 63 (13.58%) React
4 60 (12.93%) Node.js
5 54 (11.64%) CSS
6 52 (11.21%) AngularJS
7 34 (7.33%) REST
8 30 (6.47%) Kafka
8 30 (6.47%) Vue.js
9 26 (5.60%) Spring
10 25 (5.39%) RESTful
10 25 (5.39%) WPF
11 24 (5.17%) HTML5
12 22 (4.74%) Web Services
13 19 (4.09%) TensorFlow
14 17 (3.66%) .NET Framework
15 16 (3.45%) Natural Language Processing
15 16 (3.45%) SOAP
16 15 (3.23%) WinForms
17 14 (3.02%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 26 (5.60%) Algorithms
2 20 (4.31%) Embedded Systems
3 16 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
4 13 (2.80%) Management Information System
5 12 (2.59%) Cyberattack
5 12 (2.59%) Greenfield Project
6 11 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (2.16%) User Experience
7 10 (2.16%) Wiki
8 8 (1.72%) Verilog
8 8 (1.72%) VHDL
9 6 (1.29%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (1.08%) Private Cloud
11 4 (0.86%) Data Structures
11 4 (0.86%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.65%) Biotechnology
12 3 (0.65%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.65%) Cloud Native
12 3 (0.65%) N-Tier
13 2 (0.43%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 101 (21.77%) Linux
2 55 (11.85%) Windows
3 19 (4.09%) Android
4 16 (3.45%) Apple iOS
5 10 (2.16%) CentOS
5 10 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (1.29%) Unix
7 4 (0.86%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.65%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.43%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.43%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.43%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.22%) Amazon Linux
10 1 (0.22%) FreeRTOS
10 1 (0.22%) SafeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (45.47%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (19.83%) DevOps
3 89 (19.18%) Scrum
4 71 (15.30%) Microservices
5 63 (13.58%) Test Automation
6 60 (12.93%) Computer Science
7 57 (12.28%) OO
8 50 (10.78%) SDLC
9 49 (10.56%) Mentoring
10 48 (10.34%) Unit Testing
11 47 (10.13%) Artificial Intelligence
11 47 (10.13%) Mathematics
12 44 (9.48%) Machine Learning
13 39 (8.41%) TDD
14 38 (8.19%) Open Source
15 36 (7.76%) Continuous Integration
16 34 (7.33%) Problem-Solving
17 33 (7.11%) Analytics
17 33 (7.11%) Business Intelligence
17 33 (7.11%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 157 (33.84%) Java
2 150 (32.33%) C++
3 148 (31.90%) C#
4 147 (31.68%) Python
5 135 (29.09%) JavaScript
6 85 (18.32%) C
7 83 (17.89%) SQL
8 37 (7.97%) TypeScript
9 32 (6.90%) PHP
10 26 (5.60%) Go
11 16 (3.45%) Embedded C
12 13 (2.80%) Bash Shell
12 13 (2.80%) T-SQL
13 11 (2.37%) Java 8
13 11 (2.37%) MATLAB
13 11 (2.37%) VB
14 9 (1.94%) VB.NET
15 8 (1.72%) Scala
16 6 (1.29%) R
16 6 (1.29%) VB6
Qualifications
1 101 (21.77%) Security Cleared
2 95 (20.47%) Degree
3 51 (10.99%) SC Cleared
4 34 (7.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 29 (6.25%) DV Cleared
6 22 (4.74%) HNC
6 22 (4.74%) HND
7 14 (3.02%) PhD
8 7 (1.51%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.65%) Chartered Engineer
9 3 (0.65%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.65%) RHCSA
10 2 (0.43%) CCNA
10 2 (0.43%) CEH
10 2 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.43%) MCSE
10 2 (0.43%) MCTS
10 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.43%) VCDX
11 1 (0.22%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.51%) QA
2 5 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.86%) Def Stans
4 2 (0.43%) ARP4754
4 2 (0.43%) DO-254
4 2 (0.43%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.22%) GDPR
5 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 15288
5 1 (0.22%) NIST
5 1 (0.22%) NIST 800
System Software
1 75 (16.16%) Docker
2 12 (2.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.94%) VirtualBox
4 5 (1.08%) Firmware
5 3 (0.65%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.65%) HDFS
6 2 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 40 (8.62%) Kubernetes
2 25 (5.39%) Ansible
3 11 (2.37%) Terraform
4 4 (0.86%) Puppet
4 4 (0.86%) vCenter Server
5 3 (0.65%) Oozie
6 2 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.43%) MIIS
6 2 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.22%) vRealize
Vendors
1 22 (4.74%) Microsoft
2 20 (4.31%) SAP
3 16 (3.45%) Oracle
4 15 (3.23%) VMware
5 13 (2.80%) Red Hat
6 9 (1.94%) Google
7 8 (1.72%) Atlassian
7 8 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (1.72%) Twitter
8 6 (1.29%) MuleSoft
8 6 (1.29%) Xamarin
9 5 (1.08%) IBM
10 4 (0.86%) Dell
10 4 (0.86%) Talend
11 3 (0.65%) DevExpress
11 3 (0.65%) TIBCO
12 2 (0.43%) Cadence
12 2 (0.43%) Cisco
12 2 (0.43%) McAfee
12 2 (0.43%) Splunk