Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > South West
6 months to
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 11 13 17
Rank change year-on-year +2 +4 +3
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 1,447 1,385 1,263
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.58% 13.44% 12.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 15.96% 14.51% 13.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1,068 1,117 1,077
South West median annual salary £46,000 £46,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.84% -7.78%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -

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 9,068 9,545 9,401
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 91.37% 92.63% 92.44%
Number of salaries quoted 7,190 7,849 7,759
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £25,725
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,140 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.71% +0.28% -

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +4 506 £47,500 - 103
Gloucestershire +2 377 £50,000 +5.26% 86
Wiltshire +1 205 £52,500 +23.53% 26
Dorset +9 166 £40,000 - 34
Devon +1 91 £45,000 +12.50% 24
Somerset -4 86 £43,000 -4.44% 21
Cornwall +14 13 £37,500 - 9
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 719 (49.69%) Agile Software Development
2 480 (33.17%) C++
3 475 (32.83%) C#
4 457 (31.58%) Java
5 396 (27.37%) C
6 358 (24.74%) Python
7 330 (22.81%) Degree
8 324 (22.39%) Linux
9 313 (21.63%) JavaScript
10 274 (18.94%) .NET
11 269 (18.59%) Security Cleared
12 268 (18.52%) DevOps
13 234 (16.17%) AWS
14 229 (15.83%) Computer Science
15 217 (15.00%) SQL
15 217 (15.00%) Azure
16 205 (14.17%) Test Automation
17 201 (13.89%) Git (software)
18 190 (13.13%) Finance
19 185 (12.79%) AngularJS
20 177 (12.23%) OO
21 174 (12.02%) Node.js
22 166 (11.47%) Docker
23 158 (10.92%) Cybersecurity
24 157 (10.85%) SQL Server
25 156 (10.78%) Continuous Integration
26 155 (10.71%) SDLC
26 155 (10.71%) HTML
26 155 (10.71%) Windows
27 148 (10.23%) MVC

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 56 (3.87%) Elasticsearch
2 41 (2.83%) JBoss
3 39 (2.70%) Apache
3 39 (2.70%) Apache Spark
4 34 (2.35%) OpenStack
5 32 (2.21%) Confluence
6 26 (1.80%) Tomcat
7 20 (1.38%) SharePoint
8 18 (1.24%) Jetty
9 12 (0.83%) WebLogic
10 9 (0.62%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.35%) MQSeries
11 5 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
12 4 (0.28%) CMS
12 4 (0.28%) SAS
13 3 (0.21%) ArcGIS
13 3 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.21%) Drupal
13 3 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 3 (0.21%) Umbraco
Applications
1 17 (1.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (0.76%) MS Visio
3 10 (0.69%) Sketch
4 5 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.069%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.069%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.069%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.069%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (0.28%) Magento
1 4 (0.28%) Teamcenter
2 3 (0.21%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.069%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 234 (16.17%) AWS
2 217 (15.00%) Azure
3 102 (7.05%) GCP
4 51 (3.52%) OpenShift
5 41 (2.83%) Serverless
6 30 (2.07%) Amazon EC2
6 30 (2.07%) AWS Lambda
7 26 (1.80%) SaaS
8 25 (1.73%) Office 365
9 20 (1.38%) Amazon S3
9 20 (1.38%) AWS CloudFormation
10 18 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
11 16 (1.11%) GitHub
12 15 (1.04%) Amazon ECS
12 15 (1.04%) Amazon ELB
12 15 (1.04%) Amazon EMR
13 13 (0.90%) Apigee
14 12 (0.83%) PaaS
14 12 (0.83%) Power Platform
15 10 (0.69%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 60 (4.15%) Internet
2 45 (3.11%) Firewall
2 45 (3.11%) TCP/IP
3 28 (1.94%) Network Security
4 26 (1.80%) HTTPS
5 20 (1.38%) Wireless
6 18 (1.24%) HTTP
7 16 (1.11%) DNS
8 15 (1.04%) Intrusion Detection
9 10 (0.69%) RS-232
9 10 (0.69%) RS-485
10 9 (0.62%) DHCP
10 9 (0.62%) NetScaler
10 9 (0.62%) Skype
11 8 (0.55%) 4G
11 8 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (0.48%) 3G
13 6 (0.41%) Bluetooth
13 6 (0.41%) VPN
14 5 (0.35%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (10.85%) SQL Server
2 106 (7.33%) Big Data
3 89 (6.15%) Relational Database
4 81 (5.60%) MongoDB
5 69 (4.77%) MySQL
5 69 (4.77%) NoSQL
6 57 (3.94%) PostgreSQL
7 52 (3.59%) Hadoop
8 31 (2.14%) Apache Cassandra
9 23 (1.59%) GIS
9 23 (1.59%) RDBMS
10 19 (1.31%) MariaDB
11 17 (1.17%) Amazon RDS
11 17 (1.17%) Geospatial Data
12 13 (0.90%) Oracle Database
13 11 (0.76%) Neo4j
13 11 (0.76%) Power BI
13 11 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 11 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 10 (0.69%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 201 (13.89%) Git (software)
2 145 (10.02%) JIRA
3 88 (6.08%) Jenkins
4 58 (4.01%) Visual Studio
5 51 (3.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 49 (3.39%) Bitbucket
7 46 (3.18%) Maven
8 45 (3.11%) Team Foundation Server
9 44 (3.04%) Selenium
10 43 (2.97%) Eclipse
11 37 (2.56%) JUnit
12 36 (2.49%) git-flow
13 28 (1.94%) Sonatype Nexus
13 28 (1.94%) Subversion
14 23 (1.59%) Cucumber
15 20 (1.38%) JMeter
16 19 (1.31%) JIRA Agile
17 18 (1.24%) Bitbucket Server
18 17 (1.17%) Artifactory
18 17 (1.17%) LoadRunner
General
1 190 (13.13%) Finance
2 112 (7.74%) Banking
3 106 (7.33%) Electronics
4 98 (6.77%) Public Sector
5 74 (5.11%) Retail
6 69 (4.77%) Aerospace
7 63 (4.35%) Telecoms
8 61 (4.22%) Marketing
9 57 (3.94%) Manufacturing
10 52 (3.59%) Military
11 46 (3.18%) Law
12 36 (2.49%) Games
13 18 (1.24%) Automotive
13 18 (1.24%) Legal
14 11 (0.76%) Advertising
15 8 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
16 7 (0.48%) Music Industry
17 6 (0.41%) Financial Institution
18 5 (0.35%) Avionics
19 4 (0.28%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 767 (53.01%) Software Engineer
2 290 (20.04%) Developer
3 124 (8.57%) Embedded Engineer
4 122 (8.43%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 122 (8.43%) Software Developer
5 104 (7.19%) C++ Software Engineer
6 88 (6.08%) Senior Software Engineer
7 79 (5.46%) Java Engineer
8 74 (5.11%) Java Developer
9 72 (4.98%) Java Software Engineer
10 63 (4.35%) Senior Developer
11 62 (4.28%) Consultant
12 60 (4.15%) Junior
13 56 (3.87%) Architect
14 52 (3.59%) C# Software Engineer
15 50 (3.46%) DevOps Engineer
16 48 (3.32%) Graduate
17 47 (3.25%) C Software Engineer
18 46 (3.18%) Cloud Engineer
19 44 (3.04%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 274 (18.94%) .NET
2 185 (12.79%) AngularJS
3 174 (12.02%) Node.js
4 155 (10.71%) HTML
5 135 (9.33%) React
6 124 (8.57%) ASP.NET
7 120 (8.29%) Spring
8 105 (7.26%) CSS
9 99 (6.84%) REST
10 96 (6.63%) Web Services
11 93 (6.43%) Vue.js
12 87 (6.01%) XML
13 70 (4.84%) Kafka
14 68 (4.70%) JSON
15 63 (4.35%) jQuery
16 58 (4.01%) HTML5
16 58 (4.01%) RESTful
17 53 (3.66%) ASP.NET MVC
18 52 (3.59%) WPF
19 51 (3.52%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 89 (6.15%) Embedded Systems
2 76 (5.25%) Analytical Skills
3 55 (3.80%) Algorithms
4 52 (3.59%) Management Information System
5 50 (3.46%) User Experience
6 47 (3.25%) Greenfield Project
7 42 (2.90%) Robotics
8 35 (2.42%) Internet of Things
9 34 (2.35%) Cyberthreat
10 27 (1.87%) Public Cloud
11 23 (1.59%) Mobile App
12 19 (1.31%) Clustering
12 19 (1.31%) Cybercrime
13 18 (1.24%) Self-Motivation
14 16 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
15 15 (1.04%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 15 (1.04%) Linux Command Line
15 15 (1.04%) Replication
16 14 (0.97%) 3D Graphics
16 14 (0.97%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 324 (22.39%) Linux
2 155 (10.71%) Windows
3 54 (3.73%) Apple iOS
4 53 (3.66%) Unix
5 50 (3.46%) Android
6 28 (1.94%) Embedded Linux
7 21 (1.45%) CentOS
8 18 (1.24%) Windows Server
9 16 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (0.90%) Mac OS
10 13 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (0.83%) FreeRTOS
12 11 (0.76%) Ubuntu
13 5 (0.35%) Fedora
13 5 (0.35%) Windows Embedded Compact
13 5 (0.35%) zOS
14 4 (0.28%) ThreadX
15 2 (0.14%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.14%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 719 (49.69%) Agile Software Development
2 268 (18.52%) DevOps
3 229 (15.83%) Computer Science
4 205 (14.17%) Test Automation
5 177 (12.23%) OO
6 158 (10.92%) Cybersecurity
7 156 (10.78%) Continuous Integration
8 155 (10.71%) SDLC
9 148 (10.23%) MVC
10 147 (10.16%) TDD
11 143 (9.88%) Scrum
12 130 (8.98%) Problem-Solving
13 115 (7.95%) Mentoring
14 108 (7.46%) Artificial Intelligence
14 108 (7.46%) Mathematics
15 107 (7.39%) UML
16 97 (6.70%) Machine Learning
17 83 (5.74%) Web Development
18 82 (5.67%) Continuous Delivery
19 72 (4.98%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 480 (33.17%) C++
2 475 (32.83%) C#
3 457 (31.58%) Java
4 396 (27.37%) C
5 358 (24.74%) Python
6 313 (21.63%) JavaScript
7 217 (15.00%) SQL
8 75 (5.18%) PHP
8 75 (5.18%) Ruby
9 62 (4.28%) Go
10 59 (4.08%) Embedded C
10 59 (4.08%) PowerShell
11 48 (3.32%) TypeScript
12 31 (2.14%) Embedded C++
13 27 (1.87%) Java 8
14 26 (1.80%) T-SQL
14 26 (1.80%) VB
15 25 (1.73%) Bash Shell
16 24 (1.66%) Scala
17 22 (1.52%) ES6
Qualifications
1 330 (22.81%) Degree
2 269 (18.59%) Security Cleared
3 137 (9.47%) SC Cleared
4 105 (7.26%) DV Cleared
5 85 (5.87%) Computer Science Degree
6 59 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
7 44 (3.04%) CISSP
8 38 (2.63%) CCNA
8 38 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
8 38 (2.63%) MCSE
9 36 (2.49%) MCP
10 25 (1.73%) CompTIA Security+
10 25 (1.73%) GIAC
10 25 (1.73%) Linux+ Certification
10 25 (1.73%) Network+ Certification
10 25 (1.73%) SANS
10 25 (1.73%) SSCP
11 22 (1.52%) ISTQB
12 19 (1.31%) CISM
13 15 (1.04%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (4.28%) QA
2 23 (1.59%) HMG Infosec
2 23 (1.59%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 23 (1.59%) JSP 440
3 16 (1.11%) NIST
4 13 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 12 (0.83%) MISRA
6 10 (0.69%) MISRA C
7 9 (0.62%) IEC 61508
8 6 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (0.35%) Data Quality
9 5 (0.35%) ECSS
9 5 (0.35%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 15288
11 3 (0.21%) Def Stans
11 3 (0.21%) DO-178B
12 1 (0.069%) AQAP
12 1 (0.069%) ISO 26262
12 1 (0.069%) PCI DSS
12 1 (0.069%) TickIT
System Software
1 166 (11.47%) Docker
2 44 (3.04%) Firmware
3 27 (1.87%) Active Directory
4 16 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (0.69%) Hyper-V
6 9 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (0.62%) XenApp
6 9 (0.62%) XenDesktop
7 6 (0.41%) VirtualBox
7 6 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.41%) Xen
8 5 (0.35%) NFS
8 5 (0.35%) Samba
9 4 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.14%) vSphere
11 1 (0.069%) KVM
11 1 (0.069%) LXC
Systems Management
1 126 (8.71%) Kubernetes
2 31 (2.14%) Terraform
3 29 (2.00%) Ansible
4 24 (1.66%) Puppet
5 21 (1.45%) Nagios
6 20 (1.38%) Docker Swarm
6 20 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
6 20 (1.38%) ZABBIX
7 17 (1.17%) HP ALM
7 17 (1.17%) Prometheus
8 16 (1.11%) Grafana
8 16 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
9 9 (0.62%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 9 (0.62%) SCCM
9 9 (0.62%) SCOM
9 9 (0.62%) SCOrch
10 6 (0.41%) Cloudify
10 6 (0.41%) Control-M
11 5 (0.35%) OpenNMS
11 5 (0.35%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 113 (7.81%) Microsoft
2 81 (5.60%) Oracle
3 79 (5.46%) Google
4 73 (5.04%) SAP
5 40 (2.76%) Atlassian
6 31 (2.14%) VMware
7 24 (1.66%) Splunk
8 22 (1.52%) Tableau
9 21 (1.45%) Red Hat
10 17 (1.17%) HP
11 13 (0.90%) Cisco
11 13 (0.90%) Citrix
11 13 (0.90%) Veracode
12 10 (0.69%) Freescale
12 10 (0.69%) Lauterbach
12 10 (0.69%) Motorola
12 10 (0.69%) Teradata
13 9 (0.62%) Adobe
13 9 (0.62%) Apple
13 9 (0.62%) IBM