Period
to 22 May 2019

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 22 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > South West
6 months to
22 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 13 13 17
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4 +2
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 1,305 1,481 1,222
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 13.38% 13.93% 12.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.58% 15.11% 13.07%
Number of salaries quoted 980 1,244 1,063
South West median annual salary £45,000 £46,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.17% +15.00% -11.11%
10th Percentile £28,750 £31,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -1.04%

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 8,949 9,799 9,348
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 91.74% 92.16% 92.08%
Number of salaries quoted 6,957 8,054 7,692
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £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 22 May 2019.

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 22 May 2019. 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 -2 475 £50,000 - 91
Gloucestershire +8 290 £52,000 +15.56% 54
Dorset -1 162 £40,000 -5.88% 55
Somerset +9 134 £40,000 -5.88% 21
Wiltshire -15 127 £45,500 -9.00% 31
Devon +6 100 £42,500 -4.49% 12
Cornwall +29 9 £32,000 -8.57% 10
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 22 May 2019, 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.

1 613 (46.97%) Agile Software Development
2 516 (39.54%) C#
3 456 (34.94%) C++
4 449 (34.41%) Java
5 390 (29.89%) JavaScript
6 382 (29.27%) C
7 347 (26.59%) .NET
8 331 (25.36%) Linux
9 328 (25.13%) Python
9 328 (25.13%) Degree
10 315 (24.14%) Security Cleared
11 292 (22.38%) SQL
12 285 (21.84%) HTML
13 230 (17.62%) OO
14 225 (17.24%) AngularJS
15 219 (16.78%) SQL Server
16 215 (16.48%) CSS
17 214 (16.40%) Computer Science
18 212 (16.25%) Git (software)
19 207 (15.86%) Amazon AWS
20 199 (15.25%) Web Services
21 181 (13.87%) MVC
22 176 (13.49%) ASP.NET
23 175 (13.41%) Continuous Integration
24 174 (13.33%) Mentoring
25 170 (13.03%) Finance
26 168 (12.87%) SC Cleared
27 164 (12.57%) Microsoft Azure
28 163 (12.49%) TDD
29 155 (11.88%) Windows

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 61 (4.67%) Apache
2 49 (3.75%) Elasticsearch
3 29 (2.22%) JBoss
4 27 (2.07%) Confluence
5 26 (1.99%) Apache Spark
6 23 (1.76%) SharePoint
7 21 (1.61%) CMS
7 21 (1.61%) IIS
8 19 (1.46%) Tomcat
9 12 (0.92%) WebLogic
10 10 (0.77%) Jetty
11 8 (0.61%) Umbraco
12 7 (0.54%) Drupal
13 6 (0.46%) OpenStack
14 4 (0.31%) ArcGIS
14 4 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.31%) GeoServer
14 4 (0.31%) WebSphere
15 3 (0.23%) MS Exchange
16 2 (0.15%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 64 (4.90%) Chatbot
2 24 (1.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (1.53%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (0.54%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.54%) Sketch
5 4 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.15%) NASTRAN
7 1 (0.077%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.077%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.077%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 7 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.15%) Magento
3 1 (0.077%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 207 (15.86%) Amazon AWS
2 164 (12.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 53 (4.06%) Google Cloud Platform
4 25 (1.92%) OpenShift
5 24 (1.84%) SaaS
6 16 (1.23%) Office 365
7 13 (1.00%) npm
8 12 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
9 11 (0.84%) Amazon ELB
9 11 (0.84%) Amazon EMR
9 11 (0.84%) Amazon S3
9 11 (0.84%) Azure Stack
9 11 (0.84%) OneDrive
10 10 (0.77%) Slack
11 9 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
11 9 (0.69%) GitHub
12 6 (0.46%) IaaS
12 6 (0.46%) PaaS
13 5 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (0.31%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 40 (3.07%) TCP/IP
2 27 (2.07%) HTTP
3 25 (1.92%) Internet
4 21 (1.61%) Network Security
5 19 (1.46%) Wireless
6 18 (1.38%) Firewall
7 11 (0.84%) DHCP
7 11 (0.84%) DNS
7 11 (0.84%) Link 16
7 11 (0.84%) Link 22
7 11 (0.84%) NetScaler
7 11 (0.84%) Skype
7 11 (0.84%) Tactical Data Link
8 7 (0.54%) VoIP
9 6 (0.46%) 4G
9 6 (0.46%) Ethernet
10 5 (0.38%) 3G
11 4 (0.31%) HTTPS
12 3 (0.23%) RS-232
12 3 (0.23%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 219 (16.78%) SQL Server
2 134 (10.27%) MySQL
3 123 (9.43%) Big Data
4 91 (6.97%) PostgreSQL
5 81 (6.21%) MongoDB
6 71 (5.44%) Relational Database
7 69 (5.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 63 (4.83%) NoSQL
9 62 (4.75%) Hadoop
10 25 (1.92%) Neo4j
11 19 (1.46%) MariaDB
11 19 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 18 (1.38%) Data Lake
12 18 (1.38%) RDBMS
13 17 (1.30%) Apache Cassandra
14 16 (1.23%) Redis
15 12 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
16 11 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
17 10 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
18 9 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 212 (16.25%) Git (software)
2 142 (10.88%) JIRA
3 81 (6.21%) Jenkins
4 58 (4.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 58 (4.44%) Visual Studio
5 52 (3.98%) Bitbucket
6 44 (3.37%) Eclipse
6 44 (3.37%) Maven
7 43 (3.30%) JUnit
7 43 (3.30%) Team Foundation Server
8 33 (2.53%) git-flow
9 29 (2.22%) JIRA Agile
9 29 (2.22%) Selenium
9 29 (2.22%) Subversion
10 26 (1.99%) Bitbucket Server
11 22 (1.69%) LoadRunner
12 20 (1.53%) HP UFT
13 18 (1.38%) Cucumber
14 17 (1.30%) Eclipse RCP
15 15 (1.15%) NUnit
General
1 170 (13.03%) Finance
2 104 (7.97%) Electronics
3 72 (5.52%) Marketing
4 62 (4.75%) Telecoms
5 60 (4.60%) Manufacturing
6 57 (4.37%) Aerospace
7 49 (3.75%) Military
8 46 (3.52%) Retail
9 44 (3.37%) Banking
10 43 (3.30%) Legal
11 21 (1.61%) Law
12 15 (1.15%) Games
13 7 (0.54%) Automotive
14 6 (0.46%) Avionics
15 4 (0.31%) Mandarin Language
16 3 (0.23%) Back Office
16 3 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
17 2 (0.15%) Financial Institution
18 1 (0.077%) Multimedia
18 1 (0.077%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 724 (55.48%) Software Engineer
2 351 (26.90%) Developer
3 157 (12.03%) Senior Software Engineer
4 142 (10.88%) Software Developer
5 103 (7.89%) C++ Software Engineer
6 90 (6.90%) Java Engineer
7 84 (6.44%) Java Software Engineer
8 76 (5.82%) Embedded Engineer
8 76 (5.82%) Junior
9 75 (5.75%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 74 (5.67%) Java Developer
11 69 (5.29%) .NET Developer
11 69 (5.29%) Senior Developer
12 67 (5.13%) Graduate
13 58 (4.44%) C# Developer
14 52 (3.98%) Junior Software Engineer
15 47 (3.60%) C# Software Engineer
16 44 (3.37%) Developer/Software Engineer
17 40 (3.07%) Cloud Engineer
18 38 (2.91%) Cloud Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 347 (26.59%) .NET
2 285 (21.84%) HTML
3 225 (17.24%) AngularJS
4 215 (16.48%) CSS
5 199 (15.25%) Web Services
6 176 (13.49%) ASP.NET
7 130 (9.96%) Node.js
8 108 (8.28%) ASP.NET MVC
9 102 (7.82%) React
10 93 (7.13%) jQuery
11 92 (7.05%) Spring
12 81 (6.21%) JSON
13 77 (5.90%) RESTful
14 72 (5.52%) .NET Framework
15 64 (4.90%) REST
15 64 (4.90%) Velocity
16 63 (4.83%) XML
17 62 (4.75%) HTML5
18 57 (4.37%) Qt
19 56 (4.29%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 65 (4.98%) Algorithms
2 61 (4.67%) Greenfield Project
3 59 (4.52%) User Experience
4 54 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
5 41 (3.14%) Robotics
6 40 (3.07%) Embedded Systems
7 37 (2.84%) Fintech
8 26 (1.99%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 22 (1.69%) Internet of Things
10 21 (1.61%) Management Information System
11 19 (1.46%) 3D Graphics
11 19 (1.46%) Clustering
11 19 (1.46%) Self-Motivation
12 17 (1.30%) Device Driver
13 16 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
14 14 (1.07%) Linux Command Line
14 14 (1.07%) Public Cloud
15 13 (1.00%) Wiki
16 11 (0.84%) Replication
17 10 (0.77%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 331 (25.36%) Linux
2 155 (11.88%) Windows
3 74 (5.67%) Unix
4 51 (3.91%) Android
5 37 (2.84%) Embedded Linux
6 30 (2.30%) Apple iOS
7 29 (2.22%) Mac OS
8 22 (1.69%) CentOS
9 19 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (1.07%) Ubuntu
11 11 (0.84%) FreeRTOS
12 4 (0.31%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.31%) Windows Server
13 2 (0.15%) Debian
13 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.077%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.077%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.077%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 613 (46.97%) Agile Software Development
2 230 (17.62%) OO
3 214 (16.40%) Computer Science
4 181 (13.87%) MVC
5 175 (13.41%) Continuous Integration
6 174 (13.33%) Mentoring
7 163 (12.49%) TDD
8 153 (11.72%) DevOps
9 148 (11.34%) Continuous Delivery
10 144 (11.03%) Test Automation
11 142 (10.88%) Machine Learning
11 142 (10.88%) Microservices
12 138 (10.57%) UML
13 127 (9.73%) Mathematics
13 127 (9.73%) SDLC
14 120 (9.20%) Coaching
15 116 (8.89%) Scrum
16 107 (8.20%) Problem-Solving
17 105 (8.05%) Cybersecurity
18 102 (7.82%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 516 (39.54%) C#
2 456 (34.94%) C++
3 449 (34.41%) Java
4 390 (29.89%) JavaScript
5 382 (29.27%) C
6 328 (25.13%) Python
7 292 (22.38%) SQL
8 79 (6.05%) Embedded C
9 74 (5.67%) PHP
10 65 (4.98%) Go
11 52 (3.98%) TypeScript
12 49 (3.75%) Ruby
13 46 (3.52%) Embedded C++
14 44 (3.37%) PowerShell
15 35 (2.68%) Scala
15 35 (2.68%) T-SQL
16 34 (2.61%) PL/SQL
16 34 (2.61%) VB
17 33 (2.53%) Bash Shell
18 29 (2.22%) ES6
Qualifications
1 328 (25.13%) Degree
2 315 (24.14%) Security Cleared
3 168 (12.87%) SC Cleared
4 125 (9.58%) DV Cleared
5 92 (7.05%) Computer Science Degree
6 49 (3.75%) Microsoft Certification
7 31 (2.38%) MCP
8 25 (1.92%) ISTQB
9 19 (1.46%) CCNA
9 19 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
9 19 (1.46%) CISSP
10 18 (1.38%) OCP
10 18 (1.38%) Oracle Certification
10 18 (1.38%) SAP Certification
11 14 (1.07%) PhD
12 11 (0.84%) CCA
12 11 (0.84%) CISM
12 11 (0.84%) Citrix Certification
12 11 (0.84%) RHCE
13 10 (0.77%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (3.45%) QA
2 15 (1.15%) IEC 61508
3 14 (1.07%) HMG Infosec
3 14 (1.07%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 14 (1.07%) JSP 440
4 13 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 12 (0.92%) DO-178B
6 11 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (0.61%) DO-254
8 7 (0.54%) Data Quality
9 5 (0.38%) MISRA
10 4 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 15288
11 3 (0.23%) MISRA C
12 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.15%) PCI DSS
13 1 (0.077%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 109 (8.35%) Docker
2 22 (1.69%) Firmware
3 19 (1.46%) Active Directory
4 15 (1.15%) Hyper-V
5 12 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
6 11 (0.84%) XenApp
6 11 (0.84%) XenDesktop
7 7 (0.54%) vSphere
8 4 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.23%) NFS
9 3 (0.23%) Samba
9 3 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.23%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.15%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.077%) Xen
Systems Management
1 62 (4.75%) Kubernetes
2 27 (2.07%) Ansible
3 25 (1.92%) Terraform
4 24 (1.84%) Puppet
5 22 (1.69%) HP ALM
6 20 (1.53%) HP Quality Center
7 15 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
8 14 (1.07%) Nagios
9 13 (1.00%) Docker Swarm
10 12 (0.92%) Prometheus
11 11 (0.84%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 11 (0.84%) SCCM
11 11 (0.84%) SCOM
11 11 (0.84%) SCOrch
11 11 (0.84%) ZABBIX
12 4 (0.31%) Grafana
12 4 (0.31%) Salt
12 4 (0.31%) vCenter Server
13 3 (0.23%) PTC Integrity
14 2 (0.15%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 140 (10.73%) Microsoft
2 77 (5.90%) Oracle
3 70 (5.36%) SAP
4 42 (3.22%) Google
5 38 (2.91%) Atlassian
6 24 (1.84%) HP
7 22 (1.69%) VMware
8 20 (1.53%) Red Hat
9 15 (1.15%) Citrix
9 15 (1.15%) Splunk
10 13 (1.00%) Cisco
11 11 (0.84%) Xamarin
12 9 (0.69%) Freescale
12 9 (0.69%) Motorola
12 9 (0.69%) Teradata
13 8 (0.61%) Adobe
14 6 (0.46%) Civica
15 5 (0.38%) Lauterbach
15 5 (0.38%) Tableau
15 5 (0.38%) Talend