Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > South West
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 17 18
Rank change year-on-year +3 +1 +3
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 1,505 1,230 1,228
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 13.95% 12.09% 11.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 15.29% 13.22% 12.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1,257 1,067 1,097
South West median annual salary £46,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% -11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,250 £29,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £48,500
% change year-on-year +10.53% -2.06% +7.78%

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 9,842 9,301 9,988
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 91.25% 91.41% 89.80%
Number of salaries quoted 8,074 7,660 8,277
South West median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +1.27%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +8 695 £50,000 +17.65% 105
Gloucestershire +2 240 £45,000 - 50
Wiltshire +18 212 £50,000 +12.36% 26
Dorset -8 173 £42,500 +6.25% 40
Somerset -8 107 £42,500 +11.84% 31
Devon +15 63 £44,500 +18.67% 18
Cornwall -21 14 £35,000 -6.67% 6
Avon - 1 £42,500 -
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 788 (52.36%) Agile Software Development
2 561 (37.28%) C++
3 534 (35.48%) Java
4 448 (29.77%) C#
5 372 (24.72%) Linux
6 361 (23.99%) C
7 351 (23.32%) JavaScript
8 332 (22.06%) TDD
9 307 (20.40%) .NET
10 306 (20.33%) SQL
11 294 (19.53%) Python
11 294 (19.53%) Problem-Solving
12 283 (18.80%) Scrum
13 257 (17.08%) HTML
14 252 (16.74%) Degree
15 241 (16.01%) OO
16 237 (15.75%) BDD
17 225 (14.95%) JIRA
18 217 (14.42%) Security Cleared
19 216 (14.35%) DevOps
20 211 (14.02%) Test Automation
21 208 (13.82%) Electronics
22 194 (12.89%) Continuous Integration
23 191 (12.69%) User Experience
24 190 (12.62%) Windows
25 185 (12.29%) CSS
26 179 (11.89%) Git (software)
26 179 (11.89%) AngularJS
27 176 (11.69%) Web Services
28 165 (10.96%) 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 55 (3.65%) Confluence
2 54 (3.59%) Apache
3 44 (2.92%) Elasticsearch
4 42 (2.79%) JBoss
5 36 (2.39%) Tomcat
6 31 (2.06%) Apache Spark
7 29 (1.93%) WebSphere
8 25 (1.66%) WebLogic
9 21 (1.40%) Apache Pig
10 15 (1.00%) Jetty
11 14 (0.93%) CMS
12 9 (0.60%) Umbraco
13 8 (0.53%) OpenStack
14 7 (0.47%) Apache Solr
14 7 (0.47%) Mule
15 6 (0.40%) SharePoint
16 5 (0.33%) DNN
17 4 (0.27%) ArcGIS
17 4 (0.27%) EPiServer
17 4 (0.27%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 14 (0.93%) Simulink
2 5 (0.33%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.13%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.066%) Mathcad
4 1 (0.066%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.066%) OrCAD
4 1 (0.066%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 6 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.066%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 157 (10.43%) Amazon AWS
2 107 (7.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 53 (3.52%) Serverless
4 44 (2.92%) SaaS
5 36 (2.39%) Google Cloud Platform
6 28 (1.86%) Amazon Kinesis
7 27 (1.79%) GitHub
8 20 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
9 17 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
10 15 (1.00%) Amazon EMR
11 14 (0.93%) PaaS
12 11 (0.73%) Amazon S3
13 9 (0.60%) IaaS
14 8 (0.53%) Office 365
15 7 (0.47%) Heroku
16 6 (0.40%) Amazon SQS
16 6 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
16 6 (0.40%) Slack
17 5 (0.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 5 (0.33%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 133 (8.84%) Wireless
2 41 (2.72%) Internet
3 36 (2.39%) TCP/IP
4 35 (2.33%) Bluetooth
5 33 (2.19%) Ethernet
6 32 (2.13%) 802.11
7 29 (1.93%) Firewall
8 26 (1.73%) SMS
9 22 (1.46%) Wi-Fi
9 22 (1.46%) ZigBee
10 21 (1.40%) HTTP
11 20 (1.33%) 3GPP
11 20 (1.33%) 802.15
11 20 (1.33%) MQTT
12 18 (1.20%) Network Security
13 14 (0.93%) RS-232
14 10 (0.66%) SSL
15 9 (0.60%) FCoE
15 9 (0.60%) SNMP
16 6 (0.40%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (10.96%) Big Data
2 137 (9.10%) SQL Server
3 113 (7.51%) NoSQL
4 85 (5.65%) MySQL
5 82 (5.45%) MongoDB
6 65 (4.32%) Hadoop
7 55 (3.65%) Relational Database
8 54 (3.59%) PostgreSQL
9 34 (2.26%) Redis
10 29 (1.93%) Amazon Redshift
11 26 (1.73%) Geospatial Data
12 25 (1.66%) Apache Hive
13 22 (1.46%) Apache Cassandra
13 22 (1.46%) GIS
14 18 (1.20%) Riak
15 17 (1.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 16 (1.06%) Power BI
17 15 (1.00%) Amazon Athena
17 15 (1.00%) BigQuery
17 15 (1.00%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 225 (14.95%) JIRA
2 179 (11.89%) Git (software)
3 154 (10.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 138 (9.17%) Bitbucket
5 133 (8.84%) JUnit
6 100 (6.64%) Calabash
7 99 (6.58%) fastlane
8 85 (5.65%) Visual Studio
9 81 (5.38%) Jenkins
10 66 (4.39%) Gradle
10 66 (4.39%) Mockito
11 64 (4.25%) Android Studio
12 59 (3.92%) Subversion
13 50 (3.32%) Maven
14 49 (3.26%) Team Foundation Server
15 38 (2.52%) TeamCity
16 36 (2.39%) CocoaPods
17 35 (2.33%) Eclipse
18 30 (1.99%) Selenium
19 24 (1.59%) Cucumber
General
1 208 (13.82%) Electronics
2 146 (9.70%) Finance
3 57 (3.79%) Manufacturing
4 51 (3.39%) Telecoms
5 45 (2.99%) Games
6 42 (2.79%) Marketing
7 41 (2.72%) Aerospace
8 26 (1.73%) Military
9 21 (1.40%) Banking
10 18 (1.20%) Law
11 15 (1.00%) Retail
12 13 (0.86%) Automotive
13 7 (0.47%) Advertising
14 5 (0.33%) Legal
15 4 (0.27%) French Language
15 4 (0.27%) German Language
16 3 (0.20%) Multimedia
17 2 (0.13%) Avionics
18 1 (0.066%) Financial Institution
18 1 (0.066%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 721 (47.91%) Software Engineer
2 497 (33.02%) Developer
3 173 (11.50%) Senior Software Engineer
4 154 (10.23%) Embedded Engineer
5 147 (9.77%) Java Developer
6 142 (9.44%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 135 (8.97%) C++ Software Engineer
7 135 (8.97%) Java Engineer
8 110 (7.31%) Software Developer
9 106 (7.04%) Java Software Engineer
10 93 (6.18%) .NET Developer
11 81 (5.38%) Senior Developer
12 79 (5.25%) Developer/Software Engineer
13 74 (4.92%) DevOps Engineer
14 72 (4.78%) Android Developer
15 60 (3.99%) C# Software Engineer
16 44 (2.92%) Java Software Developer
17 43 (2.86%) .NET Software Engineer
17 43 (2.86%) C# Developer
17 43 (2.86%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 307 (20.40%) .NET
2 257 (17.08%) HTML
3 185 (12.29%) CSS
4 179 (11.89%) AngularJS
5 176 (11.69%) Web Services
6 123 (8.17%) HTML5
7 121 (8.04%) ASP.NET
8 104 (6.91%) Spring
9 103 (6.84%) REST
10 100 (6.64%) XML
11 86 (5.71%) RESTful
12 83 (5.51%) Node.js
13 75 (4.98%) React
14 74 (4.92%) .NET Framework
15 66 (4.39%) jQuery
16 64 (4.25%) WPF
17 61 (4.05%) Hibernate
18 60 (3.99%) ASP.NET Web API
19 58 (3.85%) J2EE
20 56 (3.72%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 191 (12.69%) User Experience
2 141 (9.37%) Computer Science
3 82 (5.45%) Embedded Systems
4 62 (4.12%) Greenfield Project
5 55 (3.65%) Algorithms
6 45 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
7 36 (2.39%) Device Driver
8 35 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
9 30 (1.99%) Self-Motivation
10 20 (1.33%) Wiki
11 18 (1.20%) Internet of Things
12 17 (1.13%) Data Structures
13 16 (1.06%) Fintech
13 16 (1.06%) Mobile App
14 13 (0.86%) Clustering
15 12 (0.80%) Robotics
16 11 (0.73%) Cyber Warfare
16 11 (0.73%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 9 (0.60%) RIA
17 9 (0.60%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 372 (24.72%) Linux
2 190 (12.62%) Windows
3 132 (8.77%) Android
4 78 (5.18%) Apple iOS
5 58 (3.85%) Unix
6 38 (2.52%) FreeRTOS
7 20 (1.33%) SafeRTOS
8 18 (1.20%) Mac OS X
9 17 (1.13%) CentOS
9 17 (1.13%) ThreadX
10 15 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (0.86%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 12 (0.80%) Embedded Linux
12 12 (0.80%) Mac OS
13 8 (0.53%) Windows Server
14 5 (0.33%) Robot Operating System
15 3 (0.20%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.20%) VxWorks
16 2 (0.13%) Windows Phone
17 1 (0.066%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 788 (52.36%) Agile Software Development
2 332 (22.06%) TDD
3 294 (19.53%) Problem-Solving
4 283 (18.80%) Scrum
5 241 (16.01%) OO
6 237 (15.75%) BDD
7 216 (14.35%) DevOps
8 211 (14.02%) Test Automation
9 194 (12.89%) Continuous Integration
10 138 (9.17%) Microservices
11 135 (8.97%) SDLC
12 121 (8.04%) MVC
13 119 (7.91%) Mentoring
14 115 (7.64%) UML
15 102 (6.78%) Web Development
16 94 (6.25%) OOD
17 89 (5.91%) Configuration Management
17 89 (5.91%) Kanban
18 88 (5.85%) Android Development
19 77 (5.12%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 561 (37.28%) C++
2 534 (35.48%) Java
3 448 (29.77%) C#
4 361 (23.99%) C
5 351 (23.32%) JavaScript
6 306 (20.33%) SQL
7 294 (19.53%) Python
8 95 (6.31%) Embedded C
9 67 (4.45%) Objective-C
10 66 (4.39%) Scala
11 55 (3.65%) Ruby
12 52 (3.46%) Embedded C++
13 49 (3.26%) PHP
14 34 (2.26%) TypeScript
15 33 (2.19%) Bash Shell
16 22 (1.46%) Go
16 22 (1.46%) PowerShell
17 21 (1.40%) Assembly Language
18 20 (1.33%) MATLAB
18 20 (1.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 252 (16.74%) Degree
2 217 (14.42%) Security Cleared
3 104 (6.91%) DV Cleared
4 76 (5.05%) SC Cleared
5 58 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
6 54 (3.59%) Microsoft Certification
7 21 (1.40%) PhD
8 20 (1.33%) CISSP
9 17 (1.13%) Master's Degree
10 16 (1.06%) CCNA
10 16 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
10 16 (1.06%) CompTIA Security+
10 16 (1.06%) GIAC
10 16 (1.06%) Linux+ Certification
10 16 (1.06%) MCSE
10 16 (1.06%) Network+ Certification
10 16 (1.06%) SANS
10 16 (1.06%) SSCP
11 7 (0.47%) ISEB
11 7 (0.47%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (4.45%) QA
2 25 (1.66%) IEC 61508
3 20 (1.33%) DO-178B
4 18 (1.20%) ISO 9001
4 18 (1.20%) MISRA
5 13 (0.86%) Def Stans
5 13 (0.86%) ISO 15765
6 6 (0.40%) SLA
7 5 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.33%) WCAG
8 3 (0.20%) GCP
8 3 (0.20%) RMADS
8 3 (0.20%) TickIT
9 2 (0.13%) ECSS
10 1 (0.066%) EMIR
10 1 (0.066%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.066%) MiFID
10 1 (0.066%) MISRA C
10 1 (0.066%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 92 (6.11%) Docker
2 48 (3.19%) Firmware
3 10 (0.66%) Hyper-V
4 9 (0.60%) NFS
4 9 (0.60%) Samba
4 9 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.60%) VMware NSX
5 7 (0.47%) vSphere
6 6 (0.40%) Active Directory
7 5 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.13%) GPFS
8 2 (0.13%) Lustre
9 1 (0.066%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 85 (5.65%) Puppet
2 81 (5.38%) Opscode Chef
3 78 (5.18%) Ansible
4 63 (4.19%) HockeyApp
5 28 (1.86%) Kubernetes
6 18 (1.20%) Kibana
6 18 (1.20%) Terraform
7 16 (1.06%) Nagios
8 9 (0.60%) vCenter Server
9 7 (0.47%) Salt
10 4 (0.27%) Cobbler
11 2 (0.13%) Docker Swarm
11 2 (0.13%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 2 (0.13%) Mesos
11 2 (0.13%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 1 (0.066%) Ambari
12 1 (0.066%) BMC PATROL
12 1 (0.066%) Packer
Vendors
1 144 (9.57%) Microsoft
2 143 (9.50%) Atlassian
3 59 (3.92%) Oracle
4 55 (3.65%) Google
5 32 (2.13%) SAP
6 18 (1.20%) IBM
6 18 (1.20%) VMware
7 17 (1.13%) Red Hat
8 15 (1.00%) Xamarin
9 14 (0.93%) EMC
10 13 (0.86%) Tableau
11 10 (0.66%) Capita
11 10 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
12 9 (0.60%) NetApp
12 9 (0.60%) SolarWinds
13 8 (0.53%) Apple
14 5 (0.33%) ATG
14 5 (0.33%) ESRI
14 5 (0.33%) Syncsort
15 4 (0.27%) Sony