Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > South West
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 19 16
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3 +4
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 1,284 1,157 1,389
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 12.56% 11.07% 11.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.15% 12.32% 13.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1,097 983 1,233
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -1.16% +14.67%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £71,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 9,076 9,394 10,422
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 88.81% 89.92% 89.88%
Number of salaries quoted 7,416 7,748 8,703
South West median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +2.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £63,750
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 21 February 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 21 February 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 +9 603 £50,000 +11.11% 94
Somerset +1 169 £41,626 +4.07% 14
Wiltshire +26 157 £50,000 +17.65% 20
Dorset +8 153 £45,000 +12.50% 38
Gloucestershire -14 143 £45,000 -10.00% 42
Devon -6 37 £47,500 +35.71% 23
Cornwall -15 13 £35,000 - 5
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 665 (51.79%) Agile Software Development
2 546 (42.52%) Java
3 430 (33.49%) C++
4 359 (27.96%) JavaScript
5 324 (25.23%) C#
6 320 (24.92%) Linux
7 276 (21.50%) Degree
8 274 (21.34%) TDD
9 273 (21.26%) HTML
10 272 (21.18%) C
11 259 (20.17%) SQL
12 249 (19.39%) .NET
13 219 (17.06%) Python
14 205 (15.97%) OO
15 200 (15.58%) JIRA
16 199 (15.50%) CSS
17 195 (15.19%) Electronics
17 195 (15.19%) User Experience
18 186 (14.49%) Scrum
19 178 (13.86%) Test Automation
20 174 (13.55%) BDD
21 173 (13.47%) AngularJS
22 164 (12.77%) Amazon AWS
22 164 (12.77%) Security Cleared
23 160 (12.46%) Computer Science
24 157 (12.23%) DevOps
25 156 (12.15%) Git (software)
26 154 (11.99%) Microservices
27 149 (11.60%) Windows
28 148 (11.53%) Big Data

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 48 (3.74%) Elasticsearch
2 41 (3.19%) Apache Spark
3 38 (2.96%) Apache
4 35 (2.73%) WebSphere
5 29 (2.26%) Confluence
6 26 (2.02%) JBoss
7 24 (1.87%) Tomcat
8 22 (1.71%) Apache Pig
9 19 (1.48%) OpenStack
10 16 (1.25%) DNN
10 16 (1.25%) WebLogic
11 13 (1.01%) CMS
12 10 (0.78%) Apache Solr
12 10 (0.78%) Umbraco
13 7 (0.55%) Mule ESB
14 6 (0.47%) Anypoint
14 6 (0.47%) Jetty
14 6 (0.47%) Mule
15 5 (0.39%) Drupal
15 5 (0.39%) EPiServer
Applications
1 12 (0.93%) Simulink
2 7 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.47%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.078%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.078%) Autodesk Inventor
6 1 (0.078%) CATIA
6 1 (0.078%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.078%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.078%) Magento
2 1 (0.078%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 164 (12.77%) Amazon AWS
2 90 (7.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (2.80%) Serverless
4 34 (2.65%) Google Cloud Platform
5 31 (2.41%) SaaS
6 29 (2.26%) GitHub
7 22 (1.71%) Amazon Kinesis
8 20 (1.56%) Amazon EMR
9 14 (1.09%) IaaS
9 14 (1.09%) PaaS
10 8 (0.62%) Amazon SQS
11 7 (0.55%) Heroku
12 5 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.39%) G Suite
12 5 (0.39%) Slack
13 4 (0.31%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 4 (0.31%) Bluemix
13 4 (0.31%) IBM Cloud
14 3 (0.23%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 117 (9.11%) Wireless
2 53 (4.13%) TCP/IP
3 45 (3.50%) Internet
4 30 (2.34%) Bluetooth
5 29 (2.26%) Firewall
6 24 (1.87%) HTTP
7 18 (1.40%) Wi-Fi
8 16 (1.25%) ZigBee
9 14 (1.09%) 802.11
9 14 (1.09%) MQTT
10 13 (1.01%) Ethernet
11 12 (0.93%) 3GPP
11 12 (0.93%) 802.15
11 12 (0.93%) Network Security
12 10 (0.78%) SSL
13 9 (0.70%) FCoE
13 9 (0.70%) SNMP
14 8 (0.62%) SMS
15 7 (0.55%) ISDN
15 7 (0.55%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (11.53%) Big Data
2 113 (8.80%) SQL Server
3 96 (7.48%) MongoDB
4 91 (7.09%) NoSQL
5 86 (6.70%) MySQL
6 68 (5.30%) PostgreSQL
7 56 (4.36%) Hadoop
8 55 (4.28%) Relational Database
9 37 (2.88%) Apache Cassandra
10 26 (2.02%) Apache Hive
11 23 (1.79%) Amazon Redshift
12 22 (1.71%) Redis
13 21 (1.64%) MariaDB
14 20 (1.56%) Amazon Athena
14 20 (1.56%) BigQuery
15 14 (1.09%) Impala
15 14 (1.09%) Power BI
15 14 (1.09%) Presto
15 14 (1.09%) Spotfire
16 12 (0.93%) GIS
Development Applications
1 200 (15.58%) JIRA
2 156 (12.15%) Git (software)
3 126 (9.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 114 (8.88%) Bitbucket
5 110 (8.57%) JUnit
6 92 (7.17%) Calabash
7 63 (4.91%) Mockito
8 60 (4.67%) Gradle
8 60 (4.67%) Jenkins
9 59 (4.60%) Subversion
10 55 (4.28%) Android Studio
11 51 (3.97%) Maven
12 38 (2.96%) Eclipse
13 37 (2.88%) CocoaPods
14 32 (2.49%) Visual Studio
15 24 (1.87%) Team Foundation Server
16 22 (1.71%) Selenium
17 20 (1.56%) Rational Rhapsody
18 18 (1.40%) Cucumber
19 16 (1.25%) TeamCity
General
1 195 (15.19%) Electronics
2 109 (8.49%) Finance
3 55 (4.28%) Telecoms
4 51 (3.97%) Manufacturing
5 41 (3.19%) Games
6 36 (2.80%) Marketing
7 30 (2.34%) Aerospace
7 30 (2.34%) Banking
8 22 (1.71%) Retail
9 13 (1.01%) Law
10 8 (0.62%) Automotive
11 7 (0.55%) Advertising
11 7 (0.55%) French Language
11 7 (0.55%) German Language
11 7 (0.55%) Military
12 6 (0.47%) Legal
13 3 (0.23%) Avionics
14 2 (0.16%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.16%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 612 (47.66%) Software Engineer
2 483 (37.62%) Developer
3 162 (12.62%) Senior Software Engineer
4 146 (11.37%) Java Engineer
5 123 (9.58%) Java Software Engineer
6 122 (9.50%) Java Developer
7 114 (8.88%) Embedded Engineer
7 114 (8.88%) Software Developer
8 110 (8.57%) C++ Software Engineer
9 106 (8.26%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 96 (7.48%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 76 (5.92%) .NET Developer
12 70 (5.45%) Senior Developer
13 60 (4.67%) DevOps Engineer
14 59 (4.60%) Android Developer
15 48 (3.74%) Graduate
16 44 (3.43%) Senior Java Engineer
17 43 (3.35%) iOS Developer
17 43 (3.35%) Senior Java Software Engineer
18 41 (3.19%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 273 (21.26%) HTML
2 249 (19.39%) .NET
3 199 (15.50%) CSS
4 173 (13.47%) AngularJS
5 141 (10.98%) Web Services
6 139 (10.83%) HTML5
7 110 (8.57%) Spring
8 108 (8.41%) React
9 105 (8.18%) ASP.NET
10 96 (7.48%) Node.js
10 96 (7.48%) REST
11 89 (6.93%) XML
12 81 (6.31%) RESTful
13 64 (4.98%) J2EE
14 60 (4.67%) jQuery
15 57 (4.44%) Hibernate
16 56 (4.36%) Java EE
17 52 (4.05%) .NET Framework
18 46 (3.58%) CSS3
19 44 (3.43%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 195 (15.19%) User Experience
2 160 (12.46%) Computer Science
3 54 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
4 52 (4.05%) Embedded Systems
5 42 (3.27%) Algorithms
6 36 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
7 35 (2.73%) Greenfield Project
8 27 (2.10%) Device Driver
9 22 (1.71%) Robotics
10 16 (1.25%) Internet of Things
11 14 (1.09%) Clustering
11 14 (1.09%) Management Information System
11 14 (1.09%) Security Operations Centre
12 13 (1.01%) Client/Server
12 13 (1.01%) Mobile App
13 11 (0.86%) Fintech
13 11 (0.86%) Public Cloud
14 10 (0.78%) Cyberthreat
14 10 (0.78%) Wiki
15 9 (0.70%) Acoustics
Operating Systems
1 320 (24.92%) Linux
2 149 (11.60%) Windows
3 109 (8.49%) Android
4 71 (5.53%) Apple iOS
5 52 (4.05%) Unix
6 22 (1.71%) FreeRTOS
7 14 (1.09%) Mac OS X
8 12 (0.93%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 11 (0.86%) Windows Server
10 10 (0.78%) CentOS
10 10 (0.78%) Robot Operating System
10 10 (0.78%) SafeRTOS
11 9 (0.70%) Embedded Linux
11 9 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (0.70%) ThreadX
12 7 (0.55%) Mac OS
13 6 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.16%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 1 (0.078%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 665 (51.79%) Agile Software Development
2 274 (21.34%) TDD
3 205 (15.97%) OO
4 186 (14.49%) Scrum
5 178 (13.86%) Test Automation
6 174 (13.55%) BDD
7 157 (12.23%) DevOps
8 154 (11.99%) Microservices
9 143 (11.14%) Continuous Integration
10 118 (9.19%) SDLC
11 107 (8.33%) Mentoring
12 101 (7.87%) MVC
13 88 (6.85%) Open Source
14 85 (6.62%) UML
15 82 (6.39%) Web Development
16 71 (5.53%) OOD
16 71 (5.53%) Unit Testing
17 70 (5.45%) Android Development
17 70 (5.45%) Machine Learning
18 66 (5.14%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 546 (42.52%) Java
2 430 (33.49%) C++
3 359 (27.96%) JavaScript
4 324 (25.23%) C#
5 272 (21.18%) C
6 259 (20.17%) SQL
7 219 (17.06%) Python
8 80 (6.23%) Scala
9 65 (5.06%) Embedded C
10 62 (4.83%) Objective-C
11 52 (4.05%) PHP
12 47 (3.66%) Ruby
13 37 (2.88%) Embedded C++
14 36 (2.80%) Bash Shell
15 32 (2.49%) Go
16 23 (1.79%) MATLAB
17 18 (1.40%) PowerShell
18 17 (1.32%) Clojure
19 16 (1.25%) R
20 13 (1.01%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 276 (21.50%) Degree
2 164 (12.77%) Security Cleared
3 83 (6.46%) Computer Science Degree
4 76 (5.92%) DV Cleared
5 62 (4.83%) SC Cleared
6 35 (2.73%) PhD
7 28 (2.18%) Microsoft Certification
8 24 (1.87%) CISSP
9 23 (1.79%) SANS
10 14 (1.09%) CCNA
10 14 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (1.09%) GIAC
10 14 (1.09%) Linux+ Certification
10 14 (1.09%) MCSE
10 14 (1.09%) Network+ Certification
10 14 (1.09%) SSCP
11 13 (1.01%) CompTIA Security+
11 13 (1.01%) Master's Degree
12 9 (0.70%) CREST Certified
12 9 (0.70%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (3.66%) QA
2 26 (2.02%) DO-178B
3 16 (1.25%) MISRA
4 14 (1.09%) ISO 9001
5 11 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (0.78%) Def Stans
7 7 (0.55%) IEC 61508
8 6 (0.47%) SLA
9 5 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 5 (0.39%) MIL-STD-1553
10 4 (0.31%) GPG13
10 4 (0.31%) MIL-STD-498
11 3 (0.23%) GCP
11 3 (0.23%) ISO 15765
11 3 (0.23%) MISRA C
12 2 (0.16%) ECSS
12 2 (0.16%) TickIT
12 2 (0.16%) WCAG
13 1 (0.078%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.078%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 86 (6.70%) Docker
2 14 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.70%) NFS
3 9 (0.70%) Samba
3 9 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (0.70%) VMware NSX
4 8 (0.62%) Firmware
5 6 (0.47%) vSphere
6 5 (0.39%) Snort
7 4 (0.31%) Active Directory
8 3 (0.23%) LXC
9 1 (0.078%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.078%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 67 (5.22%) Ansible
2 66 (5.14%) Puppet
3 54 (4.21%) HockeyApp
4 47 (3.66%) Opscode Chef
5 30 (2.34%) Kubernetes
6 19 (1.48%) Terraform
7 12 (0.93%) Nagios
8 9 (0.70%) Kibana
8 9 (0.70%) vCenter Server
9 7 (0.55%) Salt
10 5 (0.39%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 4 (0.31%) ArcSight ESM
11 4 (0.31%) RSA Archer
11 4 (0.31%) RSA enVision
11 4 (0.31%) RSA Security Analytics
11 4 (0.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 1 (0.078%) CloudHub
12 1 (0.078%) Mesos
12 1 (0.078%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 1 (0.078%) Packer
Vendors
1 122 (9.50%) Atlassian
2 79 (6.15%) Microsoft
3 63 (4.91%) Oracle
4 41 (3.19%) Google
5 26 (2.02%) VMware
6 24 (1.87%) SAP
7 18 (1.40%) IBM
8 14 (1.09%) EMC
8 14 (1.09%) Tableau
9 10 (0.78%) Intel
9 10 (0.78%) Red Hat
10 9 (0.70%) NetApp
10 9 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (0.70%) SolarWinds
11 7 (0.55%) Apple
11 7 (0.55%) CA Agile Central
11 7 (0.55%) Capita
12 6 (0.47%) NVIDIA
13 5 (0.39%) Syncsort
13 5 (0.39%) Xamarin