Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > South West
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 17 20
Rank change year-on-year +2 +3 -1
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 1,271 1,281 1,090
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 12.60% 12.48% 9.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.68% 13.67% 11.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1,009 1,072 905
South West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,625 £60,000
England median annual salary £54,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.00% - +6.38%

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 9,294 9,374 9,903
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 92.14% 91.32% 90.65%
Number of salaries quoted 7,470 7,722 8,260
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 12 November 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 12 November 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 +4 537 £45,575 -4.05% 115
Gloucestershire +24 281 £47,500 +5.56% 49
Dorset -4 127 £45,000 - 48
Somerset -2 125 £42,500 - 36
Wiltshire -11 112 £42,500 -5.56% 29
Cornwall +10 43 £35,000 -12.50% 6
Devon +3 38 £39,375 -6.80% 19
Avon - 2 £50,000 - 1
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 12 November 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.

1 585 (46.03%) Agile Software Development
2 540 (42.49%) Java
3 530 (41.70%) C++
4 419 (32.97%) C#
5 373 (29.35%) C
6 370 (29.11%) Linux
7 341 (26.83%) JavaScript
8 300 (23.60%) Python
9 296 (23.29%) Degree
10 268 (21.09%) Scrum
11 263 (20.69%) SQL
12 261 (20.54%) .NET
13 245 (19.28%) Security Cleared
14 235 (18.49%) OO
15 230 (18.10%) HTML
16 202 (15.89%) TDD
17 193 (15.18%) AngularJS
18 184 (14.48%) Computer Science
19 180 (14.16%) CSS
20 178 (14.00%) Windows
20 178 (14.00%) Amazon AWS
21 169 (13.30%) Continuous Integration
22 168 (13.22%) SQL Server
23 154 (12.12%) Git (software)
24 150 (11.80%) Web Services
25 147 (11.57%) SDLC
26 142 (11.17%) Mentoring
27 137 (10.78%) Problem-Solving
28 133 (10.46%) DevOps
29 132 (10.39%) ASP.NET

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 80 (6.29%) Apache
2 44 (3.46%) Elasticsearch
3 40 (3.15%) Confluence
4 26 (2.05%) Tomcat
5 17 (1.34%) Apache Spark
6 15 (1.18%) WebLogic
7 13 (1.02%) Apache Pig
8 10 (0.79%) JBoss
9 8 (0.63%) CMS
10 7 (0.55%) Jetty
10 7 (0.55%) SharePoint
11 6 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 6 (0.47%) IIS
11 6 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 5 (0.39%) GlassFish
13 4 (0.31%) Apache Solr
14 3 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (0.24%) Drupal
14 3 (0.24%) WordPress
15 2 (0.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 31 (2.44%) Chatbot
2 15 (1.18%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (0.87%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.39%) Simulink
5 4 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
6 2 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.16%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.079%) Maya
7 1 (0.079%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.079%) LabWindows
2 1 (0.079%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 178 (14.00%) Amazon AWS
2 104 (8.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (2.05%) Google Cloud Platform
4 25 (1.97%) Cloud Computing
5 24 (1.89%) GitHub
6 19 (1.49%) Amazon S3
7 18 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
7 18 (1.42%) Slack
8 15 (1.18%) SaaS
9 14 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
10 12 (0.94%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 8 (0.63%) Amazon Kinesis
12 7 (0.55%) IaaS
12 7 (0.55%) PaaS
12 7 (0.55%) Serverless
13 6 (0.47%) npm
14 5 (0.39%) G Suite
15 2 (0.16%) OpenShift
15 2 (0.16%) Yarn
16 1 (0.079%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 51 (4.01%) HTTP
2 49 (3.86%) TCP/IP
3 32 (2.52%) Firewall
4 27 (2.12%) Internet
4 27 (2.12%) SSL
5 20 (1.57%) 3G
5 20 (1.57%) 4G
5 20 (1.57%) VoIP
6 14 (1.10%) Network Security
7 13 (1.02%) Wireless
8 10 (0.79%) HTTPS
9 8 (0.63%) Intranet
10 7 (0.55%) Extranet
10 7 (0.55%) Fibre Channel
10 7 (0.55%) RS-232
10 7 (0.55%) SAN
10 7 (0.55%) SNMP
11 6 (0.47%) FCoE
12 5 (0.39%) NAS
12 5 (0.39%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 168 (13.22%) SQL Server
2 121 (9.52%) MySQL
3 107 (8.42%) Big Data
4 82 (6.45%) Hadoop
5 78 (6.14%) PostgreSQL
6 68 (5.35%) MongoDB
7 65 (5.11%) NoSQL
8 45 (3.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 40 (3.15%) Relational Database
10 37 (2.91%) Apache Cassandra
11 28 (2.20%) Apache Hive
12 26 (2.05%) RDBMS
13 22 (1.73%) Geospatial Data
14 18 (1.42%) Amazon Redshift
14 18 (1.42%) Redis
15 16 (1.26%) GIS
16 14 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
16 14 (1.10%) DB2
16 14 (1.10%) Neo4j
17 12 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 154 (12.12%) Git (software)
2 116 (9.13%) JIRA
3 110 (8.65%) Jenkins
4 79 (6.22%) Maven
5 70 (5.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 65 (5.11%) Bitbucket
7 61 (4.80%) JUnit
8 58 (4.56%) Subversion
9 55 (4.33%) Eclipse
10 49 (3.86%) Visual Studio
11 42 (3.30%) Selenium
12 41 (3.23%) EasyMock
13 35 (2.75%) Team Foundation Server
14 28 (2.20%) Ant
15 20 (1.57%) Apache Ivy
16 18 (1.42%) Cucumber
16 18 (1.42%) Rational DOORS
17 17 (1.34%) git-flow
18 14 (1.10%) CodeSonar
18 14 (1.10%) Robot Framework
General
1 97 (7.63%) Electronics
2 91 (7.16%) Finance
3 74 (5.82%) Telecoms
4 56 (4.41%) Manufacturing
5 54 (4.25%) Games
6 40 (3.15%) Marketing
7 37 (2.91%) Military
7 37 (2.91%) Retail
8 28 (2.20%) Aerospace
9 22 (1.73%) Automotive
10 15 (1.18%) Law
11 12 (0.94%) Banking
12 9 (0.71%) Advertising
12 9 (0.71%) Avionics
13 8 (0.63%) Music Industry
14 4 (0.31%) Legal
15 3 (0.24%) Back Office
15 3 (0.24%) Financial Institution
16 2 (0.16%) Multimedia
16 2 (0.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 731 (57.51%) Software Engineer
2 348 (27.38%) Developer
3 182 (14.32%) Java Engineer
4 173 (13.61%) Java Software Engineer
5 165 (12.98%) Senior Software Engineer
6 162 (12.75%) C++ Software Engineer
7 134 (10.54%) Software Developer
8 115 (9.05%) Java Developer
9 94 (7.40%) Senior Developer
10 82 (6.45%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 77 (6.06%) C# Software Engineer
12 71 (5.59%) Embedded Engineer
13 67 (5.27%) Embedded Software Engineer
14 60 (4.72%) Lead Software Engineer
15 56 (4.41%) Java Software Developer
16 54 (4.25%) Graduate
17 53 (4.17%) .NET Developer
18 45 (3.54%) .NET Software Engineer
19 43 (3.38%) DevOps Engineer
20 42 (3.30%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 261 (20.54%) .NET
2 230 (18.10%) HTML
3 193 (15.18%) AngularJS
4 180 (14.16%) CSS
5 150 (11.80%) Web Services
6 132 (10.39%) ASP.NET
7 120 (9.44%) Spring
8 79 (6.22%) REST
9 75 (5.90%) Node.js
10 72 (5.66%) XML
11 70 (5.51%) Java EE
12 69 (5.43%) ASP.NET MVC
13 68 (5.35%) Hibernate
14 65 (5.11%) HTML5
15 63 (4.96%) React
16 56 (4.41%) jQuery
16 56 (4.41%) RESTful
17 52 (4.09%) J2EE
17 52 (4.09%) WPF
18 49 (3.86%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 184 (14.48%) Computer Science
2 86 (6.77%) Embedded Systems
3 75 (5.90%) Greenfield Project
4 70 (5.51%) User Experience
5 48 (3.78%) Analytical Skills
6 38 (2.99%) Algorithms
7 33 (2.60%) Wiki
8 31 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
9 26 (2.05%) Self-Motivation
10 24 (1.89%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 22 (1.73%) Robotics
12 17 (1.34%) Data Structures
13 14 (1.10%) Management Information System
14 13 (1.02%) Video\Live Streaming
15 12 (0.94%) Digital Media
16 11 (0.87%) Blog
17 10 (0.79%) BBC
17 10 (0.79%) CAN bus
18 9 (0.71%) Cyber Defence
18 9 (0.71%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 370 (29.11%) Linux
2 178 (14.00%) Windows
3 90 (7.08%) Android
4 71 (5.59%) Apple iOS
5 54 (4.25%) CentOS
5 54 (4.25%) Unix
6 43 (3.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 21 (1.65%) Mac OS X
8 16 (1.26%) Ubuntu
9 15 (1.18%) Embedded Linux
10 10 (0.79%) Windows 10
10 10 (0.79%) Windows 7
10 10 (0.79%) Windows XP
11 9 (0.71%) Windows Phone
11 9 (0.71%) Windows Server
12 2 (0.16%) Debian
12 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.079%) FreeRTOS
13 1 (0.079%) SafeRTOS
13 1 (0.079%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 585 (46.03%) Agile Software Development
2 268 (21.09%) Scrum
3 235 (18.49%) OO
4 202 (15.89%) TDD
5 169 (13.30%) Continuous Integration
6 147 (11.57%) SDLC
7 142 (11.17%) Mentoring
8 137 (10.78%) Problem-Solving
9 133 (10.46%) DevOps
10 131 (10.31%) Test Automation
11 128 (10.07%) MVC
12 116 (9.13%) UML
13 112 (8.81%) Open Source
14 102 (8.03%) Continuous Delivery
14 102 (8.03%) Cybersecurity
15 101 (7.95%) OOD
16 93 (7.32%) BDD
17 91 (7.16%) Microservices
18 89 (7.00%) Unit Testing
19 85 (6.69%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 540 (42.49%) Java
2 530 (41.70%) C++
3 419 (32.97%) C#
4 373 (29.35%) C
5 341 (26.83%) JavaScript
6 300 (23.60%) Python
7 263 (20.69%) SQL
8 74 (5.82%) PHP
9 66 (5.19%) Embedded C
10 47 (3.70%) Bash Shell
11 43 (3.38%) Embedded C++
12 36 (2.83%) TypeScript
13 31 (2.44%) Objective-C
14 30 (2.36%) Ruby
15 26 (2.05%) Scala
16 25 (1.97%) PowerShell
17 19 (1.49%) Ada
17 19 (1.49%) T-SQL
18 18 (1.42%) Perl
18 18 (1.42%) VB
Qualifications
1 296 (23.29%) Degree
2 245 (19.28%) Security Cleared
3 118 (9.28%) DV Cleared
4 98 (7.71%) SC Cleared
5 71 (5.59%) Computer Science Degree
6 34 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
7 22 (1.73%) CCNA
7 22 (1.73%) Cisco Certification
7 22 (1.73%) CISSP
7 22 (1.73%) CompTIA Security+
7 22 (1.73%) GIAC
7 22 (1.73%) Linux+ Certification
7 22 (1.73%) MCSE
7 22 (1.73%) Network+ Certification
7 22 (1.73%) SANS
7 22 (1.73%) SSCP
8 19 (1.49%) PhD
9 14 (1.10%) Master's Degree
10 12 (0.94%) Numerate Degree
10 12 (0.94%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (2.68%) QA
2 12 (0.94%) ECSS
3 11 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (0.87%) MISRA
4 8 (0.63%) ISO 9001
5 7 (0.55%) Def Stans
6 6 (0.47%) DO-178B
6 6 (0.47%) IEC 61508
7 5 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 15288
7 5 (0.39%) MISRA C
8 4 (0.31%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.24%) GDPR
9 3 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.16%) ISO 26262
11 1 (0.079%) Actionable Recommendations
11 1 (0.079%) ISO 13485
11 1 (0.079%) ISO 15765
11 1 (0.079%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.079%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 114 (8.97%) Docker
2 22 (1.73%) Firmware
3 17 (1.34%) vSphere
4 7 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (0.47%) Active Directory
5 6 (0.47%) NFS
5 6 (0.47%) Samba
5 6 (0.47%) VMware NSX
6 5 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (0.31%) VirtualBox
8 3 (0.24%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.24%) Xen
9 2 (0.16%) GPFS
9 2 (0.16%) Lustre
10 1 (0.079%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 46 (3.62%) Kubernetes
2 39 (3.07%) Puppet
3 30 (2.36%) Ansible
4 25 (1.97%) Opscode Chef
5 18 (1.42%) Terraform
6 17 (1.34%) Salt
7 7 (0.55%) Nagios
7 7 (0.55%) vCenter Server
8 5 (0.39%) Failover Clustering
9 4 (0.31%) PTC Integrity
10 3 (0.24%) Docker Swarm
10 3 (0.24%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 3 (0.24%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 1 (0.079%) HP ALM
11 1 (0.079%) Mesos
11 1 (0.079%) Prometheus
11 1 (0.079%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 83 (6.53%) Microsoft
2 65 (5.11%) Oracle
3 53 (4.17%) Red Hat
4 48 (3.78%) Atlassian
5 33 (2.60%) Google
6 30 (2.36%) SAP
7 20 (1.57%) IBM
8 15 (1.18%) VMware
9 13 (1.02%) Zend
10 11 (0.87%) Xamarin
11 10 (0.79%) Sony
12 9 (0.71%) Cisco
13 8 (0.63%) Teradata
14 6 (0.47%) Adobe
14 6 (0.47%) EMC
14 6 (0.47%) NetApp
14 6 (0.47%) SolarWinds
15 5 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
15 5 (0.39%) Workday
16 4 (0.31%) PTC