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

Software Engineering
England > South West
6 months to
15 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 17 12 14
Rank change year-on-year -5 +2 0
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 821 927 1,372
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 13.08% 12.55% 13.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.25% 13.80% 14.63%
Number of salaries quoted 493 758 1,022
10th Percentile £35,750 £31,000 £29,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £51,750 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.95% +5.56% -5.26%
75th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £69,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £61,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +1.67% +9.09% +4.76%

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 5,760 6,715 9,376
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 91.75% 90.90% 92.55%
Number of salaries quoted 4,338 5,481 7,323
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,000 £27,000
25th Percentile £36,500 £32,750 £32,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £58,750 £56,250 £56,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% 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 15 April 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 April 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 +5 437 £52,500 +10.53% 86
Gloucestershire +2 185 £52,500 +5.00% 46
Somerset -6 60 £48,500 -3.00% 10
Dorset -20 60 £47,500 +5.56% 17
Wiltshire -7 47 £56,250 +32.35% 30
Devon -8 17 £57,500 +21.05% 13
Cornwall -1 7 £40,000 - 5
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 15 April 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.

1 458 (55.79%) Agile Software Development
2 346 (42.14%) Java
3 287 (34.96%) Python
4 242 (29.48%) C#
5 229 (27.89%) JavaScript
6 220 (26.80%) C++
7 202 (24.60%) Docker
8 193 (23.51%) Security Cleared
9 192 (23.39%) Scrum
10 181 (22.05%) Degree
11 180 (21.92%) DevOps
12 169 (20.58%) Microservices
13 155 (18.88%) Linux
14 148 (18.03%) Mentoring
15 147 (17.90%) React
16 143 (17.42%) Kubernetes
17 139 (16.93%) AngularJS
18 135 (16.44%) SQL
19 127 (15.47%) Computer Science
19 127 (15.47%) SC Cleared
20 126 (15.35%) Azure
20 126 (15.35%) AWS
21 125 (15.23%) Machine Learning
22 122 (14.86%) .NET
23 121 (14.74%) C
24 118 (14.37%) HTML
25 114 (13.89%) OO
26 112 (13.64%) Test Automation
27 110 (13.40%) TDD
28 106 (12.91%) Web Services

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 84 (10.23%) Confluence
2 68 (8.28%) Elasticsearch
3 36 (4.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 35 (4.26%) Apache
5 25 (3.05%) Apache Spark
6 15 (1.83%) Tomcat
7 14 (1.71%) CMS
8 11 (1.34%) nginx
9 8 (0.97%) Umbraco
10 7 (0.85%) EPiServer
10 7 (0.85%) JBoss
10 7 (0.85%) Sitecore CMS
10 7 (0.85%) Sitefinity
11 5 (0.61%) Headless CMS
12 4 (0.49%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.24%) Cloud Foundry
15 1 (0.12%) ArcGIS
15 1 (0.12%) NServiceBus
15 1 (0.12%) SharePoint
Applications
1 21 (2.56%) Simulink
2 16 (1.95%) Stateflow
3 6 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (0.49%) Figma
4 4 (0.49%) GIMP
4 4 (0.49%) Gliffy
4 4 (0.49%) Inkscape
4 4 (0.49%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.49%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.12%) Sketch
5 1 (0.12%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 4 (0.49%) Shopify
2 3 (0.37%) Magento
3 1 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 126 (15.35%) AWS
1 126 (15.35%) Azure
2 80 (9.74%) SaaS
3 60 (7.31%) PaaS
4 43 (5.24%) GCP
5 36 (4.38%) Serverless
6 32 (3.90%) IaaS
7 27 (3.29%) Cloud Computing
8 26 (3.17%) Amazon EC2
9 23 (2.80%) AWS CloudFormation
10 16 (1.95%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 16 (1.95%) AWS Lambda
11 14 (1.71%) npm
12 13 (1.58%) GitHub
13 8 (0.97%) Amazon SQS
14 7 (0.85%) Amazon SageMaker
15 6 (0.73%) Amazon S3
15 6 (0.73%) Yarn
16 5 (0.61%) CloudFront
17 4 (0.49%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 76 (9.26%) Internet
2 20 (2.44%) Wireshark
3 12 (1.46%) HTTP
3 12 (1.46%) Wireless
4 9 (1.10%) Bluetooth
4 9 (1.10%) PPP
5 7 (0.85%) Firewall
5 7 (0.85%) TCP/IP
5 7 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (0.61%) Software-Defined Radio
6 5 (0.61%) Tactical Data Link
7 4 (0.49%) DNS
8 3 (0.37%) Ethernet
8 3 (0.37%) Reverse Proxy
8 3 (0.37%) RS-232
8 3 (0.37%) RS-485
8 3 (0.37%) SMTP
9 2 (0.24%) 5G
9 2 (0.24%) ZigBee
10 1 (0.12%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (11.94%) Big Data
2 65 (7.92%) MySQL
3 61 (7.43%) SQL Server
4 39 (4.75%) NoSQL
5 33 (4.02%) MongoDB
6 30 (3.65%) Hadoop
7 27 (3.29%) Apache Hive
7 27 (3.29%) PostgreSQL
8 25 (3.05%) Amazon RDS
9 22 (2.68%) GIS
10 15 (1.83%) Apache Accumulo
11 10 (1.22%) Relational Database
12 8 (0.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 8 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (0.85%) Redis
14 4 (0.49%) Amazon Redshift
14 4 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 3 (0.37%) Cosmos DB
15 3 (0.37%) Data Lake
15 3 (0.37%) Flink
Development Applications
1 91 (11.08%) Git (software)
1 91 (11.08%) JIRA
2 87 (10.60%) Jenkins
3 28 (3.41%) Rational DOORS
4 21 (2.56%) Selenium
5 20 (2.44%) IDA Disassembler
5 20 (2.44%) Visual Studio
6 19 (2.31%) Maven
7 18 (2.19%) Cucumber
8 16 (1.95%) Rational Rhapsody
8 16 (1.95%) SonarQube
9 15 (1.83%) Artifactory
10 14 (1.71%) GitLab
10 14 (1.71%) JUnit
11 11 (1.34%) Eclipse
11 11 (1.34%) Jasmine
12 10 (1.22%) Mercurial
12 10 (1.22%) ReSharper
12 10 (1.22%) SoapUI
12 10 (1.22%) Subversion
General
1 68 (8.28%) Legal
2 65 (7.92%) Finance
3 43 (5.24%) Electronics
4 38 (4.63%) Public Sector
5 32 (3.90%) Marketing
6 27 (3.29%) Aerospace
7 25 (3.05%) Manufacturing
8 21 (2.56%) Publishing
9 20 (2.44%) Telecoms
10 19 (2.31%) Financial Institution
11 18 (2.19%) Banking
12 16 (1.95%) Military
13 10 (1.22%) Law
14 9 (1.10%) Retail
15 8 (0.97%) Retail Banking
16 7 (0.85%) Billing
16 7 (0.85%) Games
17 5 (0.61%) Avionics
18 4 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
19 3 (0.37%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 363 (44.21%) Software Engineer
2 233 (28.38%) Developer
3 119 (14.49%) Senior Software Engineer
4 58 (7.06%) Java Developer
5 57 (6.94%) Senior Developer
6 51 (6.21%) Java Engineer
7 49 (5.97%) Software Developer
8 47 (5.72%) Java Software Engineer
9 39 (4.75%) Cloud Engineer
10 35 (4.26%) Full Stack Developer
11 33 (4.02%) Cloud Developer
11 33 (4.02%) Lead Software Engineer
12 32 (3.90%) C# Software Engineer
13 29 (3.53%) C++ Software Engineer
14 24 (2.92%) Python Developer
15 23 (2.80%) Embedded Engineer
16 22 (2.68%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 21 (2.56%) Data Scientist
18 19 (2.31%) Principal Engineer
18 19 (2.31%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (17.90%) React
2 139 (16.93%) AngularJS
3 122 (14.86%) .NET
4 118 (14.37%) HTML
5 106 (12.91%) Web Services
6 89 (10.84%) Node.js
7 79 (9.62%) CSS
8 73 (8.89%) REST
9 70 (8.53%) Kafka
10 67 (8.16%) RESTful
11 56 (6.82%) Vue.js
12 50 (6.09%) HTML5
12 50 (6.09%) Spring
13 35 (4.26%) .NET Framework
14 34 (4.14%) Apache NiFi
15 30 (3.65%) .NET Core
16 29 (3.53%) Sass
17 26 (3.17%) SOAP
18 25 (3.05%) TensorFlow
19 24 (2.92%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 104 (12.67%) Algorithms
2 51 (6.21%) Cyberattack
3 44 (5.36%) User Experience
4 38 (4.63%) Public Cloud
5 34 (4.14%) Embedded Systems
6 32 (3.90%) Data Structures
7 31 (3.78%) Data Centre
8 27 (3.29%) Enterprise Software
9 21 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
9 21 (2.56%) Wiki
10 20 (2.44%) Smartphone
11 19 (2.31%) Self-Motivation
12 17 (2.07%) Mobile App
13 16 (1.95%) Analytical Skills
14 15 (1.83%) Management Information System
15 7 (0.85%) Client/Server
15 7 (0.85%) N-Tier
16 5 (0.61%) Reinsurance
16 5 (0.61%) Verilog
16 5 (0.61%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 155 (18.88%) Linux
2 62 (7.55%) Windows
3 43 (5.24%) Android
4 40 (4.87%) Apple iOS
5 20 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (2.31%) CentOS
7 8 (0.97%) Embedded Linux
7 8 (0.97%) Unix
8 3 (0.37%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 458 (55.79%) Agile Software Development
2 192 (23.39%) Scrum
3 180 (21.92%) DevOps
4 169 (20.58%) Microservices
5 148 (18.03%) Mentoring
6 127 (15.47%) Computer Science
7 125 (15.23%) Machine Learning
8 114 (13.89%) OO
9 112 (13.64%) Test Automation
10 110 (13.40%) TDD
11 103 (12.55%) Problem-Solving
12 100 (12.18%) Data Science
13 95 (11.57%) Analytics
14 87 (10.60%) Cybersecurity
15 84 (10.23%) Open Source
16 83 (10.11%) Software Testing
17 77 (9.38%) Cyber Intelligence
18 76 (9.26%) Artificial Intelligence
19 75 (9.14%) Site Reliability Engineering
20 72 (8.77%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 346 (42.14%) Java
2 287 (34.96%) Python
3 242 (29.48%) C#
4 229 (27.89%) JavaScript
5 220 (26.80%) C++
6 135 (16.44%) SQL
7 121 (14.74%) C
8 106 (12.91%) TypeScript
9 81 (9.87%) Go
10 50 (6.09%) PHP
11 35 (4.26%) MATLAB
12 27 (3.29%) Ruby
13 26 (3.17%) Shell Script
14 22 (2.68%) Java 8
14 22 (2.68%) Perl
15 18 (2.19%) Bash Shell
15 18 (2.19%) Embedded C
15 18 (2.19%) Scala
16 16 (1.95%) T-SQL
17 15 (1.83%) ES6
Qualifications
1 193 (23.51%) Security Cleared
2 181 (22.05%) Degree
3 127 (15.47%) SC Cleared
4 80 (9.74%) Computer Science Degree
5 50 (6.09%) Master's Degree
6 36 (4.38%) PhD
7 31 (3.78%) DV Cleared
8 26 (3.17%) HND
9 24 (2.92%) HNC
10 5 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (0.61%) Chartered Engineer
11 4 (0.49%) CEH
12 1 (0.12%) CITP
12 1 (0.12%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (0.12%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.12%) PMP
12 1 (0.12%) RHCE
12 1 (0.12%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.10%) Def Stans
2 5 (0.61%) IEC 61131
2 5 (0.61%) WCAG
3 4 (0.49%) ARP4754
3 4 (0.49%) IEC 61508
3 4 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.37%) QA
5 2 (0.24%) DO-254
5 2 (0.24%) PMO
6 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.12%) IEC 62304
6 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 15288
6 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 202 (24.60%) Docker
2 24 (2.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (2.44%) VirtualBox
4 19 (2.31%) KVM
5 8 (0.97%) Apache Flume
6 5 (0.61%) Firmware
7 3 (0.37%) HDFS
7 3 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.12%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 143 (17.42%) Kubernetes
2 60 (7.31%) Ansible
3 41 (4.99%) Terraform
4 27 (3.29%) Puppet
5 22 (2.68%) Opscode Chef
6 19 (2.31%) CFEngine
6 19 (2.31%) Demisto
7 6 (0.73%) Packer
8 3 (0.37%) Oozie
8 3 (0.37%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.12%) FlexNet
9 1 (0.12%) vRealize
Vendors
1 84 (10.23%) Oracle
2 32 (3.90%) Microsoft
3 31 (3.78%) PagerDuty
4 29 (3.53%) Google
5 25 (3.05%) VMware
6 20 (2.44%) Red Hat
6 20 (2.44%) SAP
7 19 (2.31%) ArcSight
7 19 (2.31%) ServiceNow
7 19 (2.31%) Splunk
8 18 (2.19%) Twitter
9 15 (1.83%) IBM
10 10 (1.22%) Atlassian
11 9 (1.10%) Dell
11 9 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
12 8 (0.97%) MuleSoft
13 7 (0.85%) Intel
13 7 (0.85%) Sitecore
13 7 (0.85%) Xamarin
14 4 (0.49%) TIBCO