Period
to 17 August 2018

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 17 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > South West
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 16 19
Rank change year-on-year +2 +3 +1
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 1,409 1,304 1,116
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 13.47% 12.61% 10.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.67% 13.69% 11.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1,141 1,119 966
South West median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% -11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £32,500 £26,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

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 9,606 9,527 9,854
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 91.85% 92.15% 89.98%
Number of salaries quoted 7,909 7,897 8,221
South West median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £25,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 17 August 2018.

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 17 August 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 +3 573 £50,000 +17.65% 84
Gloucestershire +18 337 £47,500 +17.28% 44
Wiltshire +4 175 £45,000 +1.12% 19
Dorset -11 151 £40,000 - 31
Somerset -10 80 £42,500 +6.25% 37
Devon +28 72 £40,000 +1.27% 16
Cornwall -24 15 £40,000 +6.67% 7
Avon - 3 £42,500 - 1
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, 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.

1 666 (47.27%) Agile Software Development
2 565 (40.10%) C++
3 534 (37.90%) Java
4 439 (31.16%) C#
5 394 (27.96%) Linux
6 373 (26.47%) C
7 336 (23.85%) JavaScript
8 330 (23.42%) Python
9 314 (22.29%) SQL
10 295 (20.94%) Scrum
11 281 (19.94%) Degree
12 275 (19.52%) .NET
13 272 (19.30%) Security Cleared
14 256 (18.17%) TDD
15 252 (17.89%) OO
16 214 (15.19%) Windows
17 206 (14.62%) HTML
18 204 (14.48%) Problem-Solving
19 201 (14.27%) Continuous Integration
20 196 (13.91%) DevOps
21 186 (13.20%) Git (software)
22 177 (12.56%) Computer Science
23 175 (12.42%) AngularJS
24 159 (11.28%) BDD
25 157 (11.14%) Web Services
26 154 (10.93%) JIRA
27 151 (10.72%) CSS
28 148 (10.50%) Amazon AWS
29 144 (10.22%) Test Automation
30 141 (10.01%) 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 83 (5.89%) Apache
2 52 (3.69%) Confluence
3 43 (3.05%) Elasticsearch
4 35 (2.48%) Tomcat
5 27 (1.92%) JBoss
6 22 (1.56%) WebLogic
7 15 (1.06%) Apache Pig
8 14 (0.99%) Jetty
9 13 (0.92%) Apache Spark
10 10 (0.71%) CMS
11 9 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 7 (0.50%) Umbraco
12 7 (0.50%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 6 (0.43%) Apache Solr
14 5 (0.35%) ArcGIS
14 5 (0.35%) Mule
15 4 (0.28%) OpenStack
16 3 (0.21%) nginx
17 2 (0.14%) EPiServer
Applications
1 9 (0.64%) Simulink
2 8 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.43%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.14%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.071%) Mathcad
6 1 (0.071%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.071%) OrCAD
6 1 (0.071%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.071%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 5 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.071%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 148 (10.50%) Amazon AWS
2 107 (7.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (2.84%) Serverless
4 33 (2.34%) SaaS
5 32 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
6 30 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
7 29 (2.06%) Amazon S3
8 22 (1.56%) Amazon Kinesis
9 17 (1.21%) Google Cloud Platform
10 15 (1.06%) GitHub
11 12 (0.85%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 9 (0.64%) PaaS
13 8 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
13 8 (0.57%) Office 365
14 5 (0.35%) npm
15 4 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
15 4 (0.28%) IaaS
16 3 (0.21%) Amazon EMR
16 3 (0.21%) Azure Functions
16 3 (0.21%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 56 (3.97%) Wireless
2 49 (3.48%) TCP/IP
3 36 (2.56%) HTTP
4 34 (2.41%) Firewall
5 28 (1.99%) Internet
6 24 (1.70%) Ethernet
7 21 (1.49%) SMS
8 20 (1.42%) Network Security
9 19 (1.35%) 3G
9 19 (1.35%) 4G
9 19 (1.35%) VoIP
10 18 (1.28%) 802.11
10 18 (1.28%) Bluetooth
11 17 (1.21%) SSL
12 14 (0.99%) RS-232
13 10 (0.71%) SNMP
13 10 (0.71%) ZigBee
14 9 (0.64%) FCoE
14 9 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
15 8 (0.57%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (10.01%) SQL Server
2 124 (8.80%) Big Data
3 105 (7.45%) NoSQL
4 92 (6.53%) MySQL
5 78 (5.54%) Hadoop
6 77 (5.46%) MongoDB
7 51 (3.62%) PostgreSQL
8 44 (3.12%) Relational Database
9 33 (2.34%) Apache Cassandra
10 32 (2.27%) Redis
11 29 (2.06%) Apache Hive
12 23 (1.63%) Geospatial Data
12 23 (1.63%) Neo4j
13 22 (1.56%) Amazon Redshift
14 21 (1.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 17 (1.21%) GIS
15 17 (1.21%) Riak
16 15 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
17 14 (0.99%) Couchbase
18 7 (0.50%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 186 (13.20%) Git (software)
2 154 (10.93%) JIRA
3 124 (8.80%) Jenkins
4 102 (7.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 98 (6.96%) Bitbucket
6 92 (6.53%) JUnit
7 87 (6.17%) Visual Studio
8 66 (4.68%) Maven
9 57 (4.05%) Subversion
10 50 (3.55%) Eclipse
11 49 (3.48%) Team Foundation Server
12 41 (2.91%) EasyMock
13 38 (2.70%) TeamCity
14 35 (2.48%) Calabash
14 35 (2.48%) fastlane
15 34 (2.41%) Selenium
16 27 (1.92%) Cucumber
17 26 (1.85%) Android Studio
17 26 (1.85%) Gradle
17 26 (1.85%) Mockito
General
1 137 (9.72%) Electronics
1 137 (9.72%) Finance
2 80 (5.68%) Telecoms
3 68 (4.83%) Manufacturing
4 54 (3.83%) Games
5 45 (3.19%) Aerospace
6 41 (2.91%) Military
7 38 (2.70%) Marketing
8 22 (1.56%) Automotive
8 22 (1.56%) Retail
9 19 (1.35%) Law
10 9 (0.64%) Banking
11 6 (0.43%) Advertising
11 6 (0.43%) Avionics
12 5 (0.35%) Legal
13 4 (0.28%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.21%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.21%) Publishing
15 2 (0.14%) Private Banking
16 1 (0.071%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 745 (52.87%) Software Engineer
2 433 (30.73%) Developer
3 160 (11.36%) C++ Software Engineer
4 152 (10.79%) Java Engineer
5 146 (10.36%) Software Developer
6 143 (10.15%) Java Developer
7 133 (9.44%) Senior Software Engineer
8 129 (9.16%) Java Software Engineer
9 113 (8.02%) Embedded Engineer
10 104 (7.38%) Senior Developer
11 103 (7.31%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 103 (7.31%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 80 (5.68%) C# Software Engineer
13 78 (5.54%) .NET Developer
14 72 (5.11%) DevOps Engineer
15 64 (4.54%) Java Software Developer
16 56 (3.97%) Senior Java Developer
17 50 (3.55%) Graduate
18 46 (3.26%) .NET Software Engineer
18 46 (3.26%) Lead Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 275 (19.52%) .NET
2 206 (14.62%) HTML
3 175 (12.42%) AngularJS
4 157 (11.14%) Web Services
5 151 (10.72%) CSS
6 125 (8.87%) Spring
7 106 (7.52%) ASP.NET
8 100 (7.10%) XML
9 90 (6.39%) REST
10 85 (6.03%) WPF
11 84 (5.96%) HTML5
12 75 (5.32%) Node.js
13 70 (4.97%) Hibernate
13 70 (4.97%) Java EE
14 69 (4.90%) React
14 69 (4.90%) RESTful
15 67 (4.76%) .NET Framework
16 55 (3.90%) jQuery
17 53 (3.76%) J2EE
18 51 (3.62%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 177 (12.56%) Computer Science
2 100 (7.10%) Embedded Systems
2 100 (7.10%) User Experience
3 76 (5.39%) Greenfield Project
4 57 (4.05%) Algorithms
5 45 (3.19%) Enterprise Software
6 38 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
7 32 (2.27%) Wiki
8 30 (2.13%) Data Structures
9 26 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
10 18 (1.28%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 15 (1.06%) Device Driver
12 14 (0.99%) Fintech
13 11 (0.78%) Smart Home
14 10 (0.71%) BBC
14 10 (0.71%) Digital Media
14 10 (0.71%) Management Information System
15 9 (0.64%) 3D Graphics
15 9 (0.64%) Video\Live Streaming
16 8 (0.57%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 394 (27.96%) Linux
2 214 (15.19%) Windows
3 102 (7.24%) Android
4 71 (5.04%) Apple iOS
5 56 (3.97%) Unix
6 40 (2.84%) CentOS
7 30 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 22 (1.56%) FreeRTOS
9 21 (1.49%) Mac OS X
10 16 (1.14%) Embedded Linux
11 14 (0.99%) SafeRTOS
12 11 (0.78%) Mac OS
12 11 (0.78%) Windows Server
13 9 (0.64%) Ubuntu
14 8 (0.57%) ThreadX
15 6 (0.43%) Windows Phone
16 3 (0.21%) VxWorks
17 2 (0.14%) Debian
17 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
18 1 (0.071%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 666 (47.27%) Agile Software Development
2 295 (20.94%) Scrum
3 256 (18.17%) TDD
4 252 (17.89%) OO
5 204 (14.48%) Problem-Solving
6 201 (14.27%) Continuous Integration
7 196 (13.91%) DevOps
8 159 (11.28%) BDD
9 144 (10.22%) Test Automation
10 136 (9.65%) SDLC
11 123 (8.73%) UML
12 115 (8.16%) MVC
13 112 (7.95%) Mentoring
14 110 (7.81%) Open Source
15 90 (6.39%) Cybersecurity
15 90 (6.39%) Unit Testing
16 85 (6.03%) Web Development
17 84 (5.96%) OOD
18 79 (5.61%) Mathematics
19 76 (5.39%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 565 (40.10%) C++
2 534 (37.90%) Java
3 439 (31.16%) C#
4 373 (26.47%) C
5 336 (23.85%) JavaScript
6 330 (23.42%) Python
7 314 (22.29%) SQL
8 99 (7.03%) Embedded C
9 64 (4.54%) PHP
10 60 (4.26%) Embedded C++
11 44 (3.12%) Ruby
12 43 (3.05%) TypeScript
13 40 (2.84%) Bash Shell
13 40 (2.84%) Objective-C
14 30 (2.13%) PowerShell
14 30 (2.13%) Scala
15 25 (1.77%) T-SQL
16 21 (1.49%) Java 8
16 21 (1.49%) Shell Script
17 20 (1.42%) Perl
Qualifications
1 281 (19.94%) Degree
2 272 (19.30%) Security Cleared
3 133 (9.44%) DV Cleared
4 111 (7.88%) SC Cleared
5 71 (5.04%) Computer Science Degree
6 56 (3.97%) Microsoft Certification
7 25 (1.77%) CISSP
8 22 (1.56%) CCNA
8 22 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
8 22 (1.56%) CompTIA Security+
8 22 (1.56%) GIAC
8 22 (1.56%) Linux+ Certification
8 22 (1.56%) MCSE
8 22 (1.56%) Network+ Certification
8 22 (1.56%) SANS
8 22 (1.56%) SSCP
9 18 (1.28%) Master's Degree
10 13 (0.92%) PhD
11 12 (0.85%) Postgraduate
12 10 (0.71%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (4.54%) QA
2 21 (1.49%) IEC 61508
3 18 (1.28%) MISRA
4 14 (0.99%) ISO 9001
5 13 (0.92%) ECSS
6 12 (0.85%) DO-178B
7 10 (0.71%) Def Stans
7 10 (0.71%) ISO 15765
8 5 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.35%) MISRA C
9 4 (0.28%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 4 (0.28%) WCAG
10 3 (0.21%) GCP
10 3 (0.21%) RMADS
11 1 (0.071%) EMIR
11 1 (0.071%) GDPR
11 1 (0.071%) ISO 26262
11 1 (0.071%) MiFID
11 1 (0.071%) TickIT
System Software
1 112 (7.95%) Docker
2 56 (3.97%) Firmware
3 14 (0.99%) vSphere
4 11 (0.78%) Hyper-V
5 9 (0.64%) NFS
5 9 (0.64%) Samba
5 9 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (0.64%) VMware NSX
6 7 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.21%) Active Directory
8 3 (0.21%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.14%) GPFS
9 2 (0.14%) Lustre
9 2 (0.14%) Xen
10 1 (0.071%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 73 (5.18%) Puppet
2 69 (4.90%) Opscode Chef
3 61 (4.33%) Ansible
4 36 (2.56%) Kubernetes
5 26 (1.85%) HockeyApp
6 14 (0.99%) Salt
6 14 (0.99%) Terraform
7 13 (0.92%) Nagios
8 9 (0.64%) Kibana
8 9 (0.64%) vCenter Server
9 4 (0.28%) Cobbler
10 3 (0.21%) Docker Swarm
10 3 (0.21%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 3 (0.21%) Mesos
10 3 (0.21%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 2 (0.14%) Failover Clustering
12 1 (0.071%) Ambari
12 1 (0.071%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 133 (9.44%) Microsoft
2 85 (6.03%) Atlassian
3 55 (3.90%) Oracle
4 39 (2.77%) Google
5 37 (2.63%) Red Hat
6 35 (2.48%) SAP
7 27 (1.92%) IBM
8 20 (1.42%) Capita
9 17 (1.21%) Xamarin
10 16 (1.14%) VMware
11 13 (0.92%) Zend
12 11 (0.78%) EMC
13 10 (0.71%) Sony
14 9 (0.64%) NetApp
14 9 (0.64%) SolarWinds
15 6 (0.43%) Adobe
15 6 (0.43%) Cisco
15 6 (0.43%) ESRI
15 6 (0.43%) Salesforce.com
16 5 (0.35%) ATG