Period
to 4 July 2020

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 4 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > South West
6 months to
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 14 12 14
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2 +2
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 634 1,352 1,528
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 12.18% 13.38% 13.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.36% 14.59% 14.98%
Number of salaries quoted 575 1,049 1,304
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.89% -4.21% +18.75%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +7.49%

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 4,744 9,265 10,201
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 91.11% 91.68% 92.45%
Number of salaries quoted 3,815 7,276 8,408
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.72%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +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 4 July 2020.

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 4 July 2020. 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 +1 237 £47,500 -2.06% 44
Gloucestershire -11 138 £50,000 -3.85% 21
Somerset +7 94 £55,000 +29.41% 8
Dorset +5 83 £45,000 +12.50% 10
Wiltshire -16 53 £51,250 -2.38% 3
Devon -22 22 £48,195 +13.40% 10
Cornwall +8 4 £50,000 +53.85%
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 4 July 2020, 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.

1 308 (48.58%) Java
2 301 (47.48%) Agile Software Development
3 220 (34.70%) JavaScript
4 188 (29.65%) Python
5 183 (28.86%) C#
6 164 (25.87%) C++
6 164 (25.87%) Degree
7 147 (23.19%) OO
8 143 (22.56%) C
9 140 (22.08%) Security Cleared
10 135 (21.29%) .NET
11 134 (21.14%) Docker
12 124 (19.56%) DevOps
13 123 (19.40%) TDD
14 111 (17.51%) AngularJS
15 107 (16.88%) Linux
16 102 (16.09%) SQL
17 95 (14.98%) Node.js
17 95 (14.98%) React
18 94 (14.83%) Scrum
19 90 (14.20%) Mentoring
20 87 (13.72%) Computer Science
21 74 (11.67%) Problem-Solving
22 72 (11.36%) SDLC
22 72 (11.36%) DV Cleared
23 69 (10.88%) AWS
24 66 (10.41%) RESTful
25 65 (10.25%) MVC
26 64 (10.09%) MongoDB
26 64 (10.09%) Jenkins

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 23 (3.63%) Elasticsearch
2 21 (3.31%) Confluence
3 13 (2.05%) Apache
4 11 (1.74%) Tomcat
5 8 (1.26%) JBoss
6 5 (0.79%) Apache Spark
6 5 (0.79%) Cloud Foundry
6 5 (0.79%) IIS
7 4 (0.63%) nginx
7 4 (0.63%) OpenStack
7 4 (0.63%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.32%) Jupyter
8 2 (0.32%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.16%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.16%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.16%) Pachyderm
Applications
1 2 (0.32%) Sketch
2 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.16%) Adobe Premiere
2 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.16%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 9 (1.42%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 7 (1.10%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 69 (10.88%) AWS
2 62 (9.78%) Azure
3 28 (4.42%) GCP
4 21 (3.31%) SaaS
5 13 (2.05%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (1.74%) GitHub
7 7 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (1.10%) Slack
8 6 (0.95%) Serverless
9 5 (0.79%) PaaS
10 4 (0.63%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
10 4 (0.63%) IaaS
11 3 (0.47%) Azure Functions
11 3 (0.47%) Power Platform
11 3 (0.47%) PowerApps
12 2 (0.32%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 1 (0.16%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 28 (4.42%) Internet
2 18 (2.84%) TCP/IP
3 14 (2.21%) HTTP
4 13 (2.05%) Tactical Data Link
5 6 (0.95%) Bluetooth
5 6 (0.95%) MQTT
5 6 (0.95%) RS-232
6 5 (0.79%) Ethernet
7 4 (0.63%) Network Security
7 4 (0.63%) Wireless
8 3 (0.47%) DNS
8 3 (0.47%) Software-Defined Radio
9 2 (0.32%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (0.32%) VLAN
9 2 (0.32%) VoIP
9 2 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.32%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.16%) Asterisk PBX
10 1 (0.16%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (0.16%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (10.09%) MongoDB
2 45 (7.10%) Big Data
2 45 (7.10%) SQL Server
3 39 (6.15%) PostgreSQL
4 38 (5.99%) MySQL
5 27 (4.26%) GIS
5 27 (4.26%) Hadoop
6 23 (3.63%) NoSQL
7 16 (2.52%) Redis
7 16 (2.52%) SQLite
8 13 (2.05%) Relational Database
9 11 (1.74%) Geospatial Data
10 9 (1.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 8 (1.26%) RDBMS
12 5 (0.79%) Data Mining
13 4 (0.63%) Amazon Redshift
14 3 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
14 3 (0.47%) Neo4j
15 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
15 2 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 64 (10.09%) Jenkins
2 50 (7.89%) Git (software)
3 41 (6.47%) JIRA
4 22 (3.47%) Cucumber
5 21 (3.31%) JUnit
6 19 (3.00%) Selenium
7 15 (2.37%) Maven
7 15 (2.37%) Rational DOORS
8 14 (2.21%) Subversion
9 10 (1.58%) Eclipse
10 9 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (1.26%) Visual Studio
11 8 (1.26%) Visual Studio Team System
12 7 (1.10%) Mockito
13 6 (0.95%) DbUnit
13 6 (0.95%) Jasmine
13 6 (0.95%) jMock
13 6 (0.95%) SonarQube
13 6 (0.95%) webpack
14 5 (0.79%) SpecFlow
General
1 49 (7.73%) Aerospace
2 48 (7.57%) Finance
3 31 (4.89%) Law
4 27 (4.26%) Military
5 23 (3.63%) Marketing
6 22 (3.47%) Retail
7 21 (3.31%) Electronics
8 19 (3.00%) Banking
9 17 (2.68%) Public Sector
10 13 (2.05%) Telecoms
11 9 (1.42%) Automotive
11 9 (1.42%) General Ledger
12 5 (0.79%) Billing
13 4 (0.63%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.63%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.63%) Publishing
14 3 (0.47%) Games
15 2 (0.32%) Advertising
16 1 (0.16%) Back Office
16 1 (0.16%) Legal
Job Titles
1 319 (50.32%) Software Engineer
2 176 (27.76%) Developer
3 68 (10.73%) Senior Software Engineer
4 64 (10.09%) Software Developer
5 59 (9.31%) Java Developer
6 50 (7.89%) Senior Developer
7 48 (7.57%) Embedded Engineer
8 47 (7.41%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 43 (6.78%) Java Engineer
10 42 (6.62%) Java Software Engineer
11 35 (5.52%) C++ Software Engineer
12 33 (5.21%) C# Developer
13 25 (3.94%) .NET Developer
14 22 (3.47%) Python Engineer
15 20 (3.15%) Python Software Engineer
16 19 (3.00%) Full Stack Developer
16 19 (3.00%) Junior
17 18 (2.84%) Analyst
17 18 (2.84%) Business Analyst
18 17 (2.68%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (21.29%) .NET
2 111 (17.51%) AngularJS
3 95 (14.98%) Node.js
3 95 (14.98%) React
4 66 (10.41%) RESTful
5 60 (9.46%) Spring
6 57 (8.99%) HTML
7 52 (8.20%) .NET Framework
8 49 (7.73%) Web Services
9 48 (7.57%) CSS
10 47 (7.41%) REST
11 46 (7.26%) Vue.js
12 33 (5.21%) ASP.NET
13 28 (4.42%) XML
14 26 (4.10%) .NET Core
15 25 (3.94%) HTML5
16 24 (3.79%) Ruby on Rails
17 23 (3.63%) RabbitMQ
18 22 (3.47%) Hibernate
18 22 (3.47%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 37 (5.84%) Greenfield Project
2 30 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (4.73%) User Experience
3 24 (3.79%) Self-Motivation
4 17 (2.68%) Algorithms
5 12 (1.89%) Embedded Systems
6 11 (1.74%) Management Information System
7 9 (1.42%) Data Structures
7 9 (1.42%) VHDL
8 7 (1.10%) Robotics
9 6 (0.95%) Public Cloud
10 5 (0.79%) Digital TV
10 5 (0.79%) Enterprise Cloud
10 5 (0.79%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 4 (0.63%) CAN bus
11 4 (0.63%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.63%) Data Centre
11 4 (0.63%) Internet of Things
11 4 (0.63%) N-Tier
11 4 (0.63%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 107 (16.88%) Linux
2 42 (6.62%) Windows
3 36 (5.68%) Android
4 35 (5.52%) Unix
5 18 (2.84%) Apple iOS
6 13 (2.05%) CentOS
7 11 (1.74%) Embedded Linux
8 9 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.63%) FreeRTOS
10 3 (0.47%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.16%) Amazon Linux
11 1 (0.16%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.16%) Robot Operating System
11 1 (0.16%) SafeRTOS
11 1 (0.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 301 (47.48%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (23.19%) OO
3 124 (19.56%) DevOps
4 123 (19.40%) TDD
5 94 (14.83%) Scrum
6 90 (14.20%) Mentoring
7 87 (13.72%) Computer Science
8 74 (11.67%) Problem-Solving
9 72 (11.36%) SDLC
10 65 (10.25%) MVC
11 55 (8.68%) BDD
12 51 (8.04%) Machine Learning
12 51 (8.04%) Microservices
13 50 (7.89%) Open Source
14 47 (7.41%) Data Science
15 45 (7.10%) Analytics
16 43 (6.78%) Continuous Integration
17 41 (6.47%) OOD
18 40 (6.31%) Test Automation
19 38 (5.99%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 308 (48.58%) Java
2 220 (34.70%) JavaScript
3 188 (29.65%) Python
4 183 (28.86%) C#
5 164 (25.87%) C++
6 143 (22.56%) C
7 102 (16.09%) SQL
8 58 (9.15%) PHP
9 48 (7.57%) Ruby
10 47 (7.41%) Go
11 43 (6.78%) TypeScript
12 35 (5.52%) Embedded C
13 17 (2.68%) Objective-C
14 16 (2.52%) Java 8
15 13 (2.05%) Embedded C++
15 13 (2.05%) Kotlin
15 13 (2.05%) R
16 11 (1.74%) Scala
16 11 (1.74%) T-SQL
17 10 (1.58%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 164 (25.87%) Degree
2 140 (22.08%) Security Cleared
3 72 (11.36%) DV Cleared
4 37 (5.84%) SC Cleared
5 25 (3.94%) Computer Science Degree
6 15 (2.37%) HND
7 4 (0.63%) BC Cleared
7 4 (0.63%) PhD
8 3 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.32%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 2 (0.32%) CCSP
9 2 (0.32%) CEH
9 2 (0.32%) CISSP
9 2 (0.32%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.32%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.32%) SSCP
10 1 (0.16%) CCNP
10 1 (0.16%) Chartered Engineer
10 1 (0.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.31%) QA
2 6 (0.95%) IEC 61508
2 6 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.79%) Def Stans
3 5 (0.79%) DO-178B
3 5 (0.79%) GDPR
4 4 (0.63%) ISO 15022
4 4 (0.63%) ISO 20022
4 4 (0.63%) MISRA
5 3 (0.47%) MISRA C
5 3 (0.47%) NIST
5 3 (0.47%) NIST 800
6 2 (0.32%) ARP4754
7 1 (0.16%) DO-254
7 1 (0.16%) HL7
7 1 (0.16%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.16%) PMO
System Software
1 134 (21.14%) Docker
2 15 (2.37%) Firmware
3 9 (1.42%) Active Directory
4 8 (1.26%) vSphere
5 7 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.47%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.16%) FreeRADIUS
7 1 (0.16%) HDFS
7 1 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 47 (7.41%) Kubernetes
2 45 (7.10%) Ansible
3 16 (2.52%) Terraform
4 9 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (1.10%) Puppet
6 5 (0.79%) NetIQ Identity Manager
7 2 (0.32%) Salt
8 1 (0.16%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.16%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.16%) Kibana
Vendors
1 63 (9.94%) Oracle
2 31 (4.89%) Microsoft
3 27 (4.26%) Atlassian
4 18 (2.84%) Google
5 10 (1.58%) Red Hat
6 8 (1.26%) Apple
6 8 (1.26%) SAP
7 7 (1.10%) VMware
8 6 (0.95%) NetIQ
8 6 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (0.79%) MuleSoft
10 4 (0.63%) IBM
11 2 (0.32%) Sybase
11 2 (0.32%) Tableau
11 2 (0.32%) Talend
11 2 (0.32%) Telerik
11 2 (0.32%) Teradata
11 2 (0.32%) Twitter
11 2 (0.32%) Xamarin
12 1 (0.16%) Hortonworks