Period
to 27 January 2020

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 27 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > South West
6 months to
27 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 10 14 17
Rank change year-on-year +4 +3 +4
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 1,143 1,273 1,270
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 13.34% 12.99% 12.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.78% 14.00% 13.80%
Number of salaries quoted 868 963 1,071
South West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £30,250 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £67,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +6.80% +3.00%

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 7,736 9,096 9,201
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 90.28% 92.83% 91.22%
Number of salaries quoted 6,241 7,119 7,509
South West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,787 £63,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 27 January 2020.

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 27 January 2020. 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 -4 350 £45,000 - 109
Gloucestershire -1 306 £50,000 - 58
Dorset +17 172 £45,000 - 28
Wiltshire +8 127 £47,500 +11.76% 19
Somerset -5 115 £45,000 +5.88% 29
Devon +3 64 £45,000 - 23
Cornwall -12 3 £43,750 +25.00% 6
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 27 January 2020, 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.

1 502 (43.92%) Agile Software Development
2 413 (36.13%) C++
3 406 (35.52%) Java
4 373 (32.63%) C#
5 330 (28.87%) JavaScript
6 311 (27.21%) Python
7 291 (25.46%) C
8 270 (23.62%) Linux
9 232 (20.30%) Degree
10 220 (19.25%) DevOps
11 210 (18.37%) .NET
12 195 (17.06%) AngularJS
13 193 (16.89%) OO
14 191 (16.71%) Security Cleared
15 162 (14.17%) Node.js
16 157 (13.74%) React
17 154 (13.47%) AWS
17 154 (13.47%) SQL
18 146 (12.77%) Computer Science
19 145 (12.69%) Docker
20 134 (11.72%) Windows
21 133 (11.64%) HTML
21 133 (11.64%) Test Automation
22 131 (11.46%) Scrum
23 126 (11.02%) SDLC
24 120 (10.50%) Azure
25 118 (10.32%) Finance
25 118 (10.32%) CSS
26 117 (10.24%) TDD
27 111 (9.71%) Continuous Integration

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 43 (3.76%) Apache
2 34 (2.97%) JBoss
3 29 (2.54%) Confluence
4 25 (2.19%) Elasticsearch
5 21 (1.84%) Apache Spark
6 14 (1.22%) OpenStack
7 11 (0.96%) Tomcat
8 9 (0.79%) Tornado
9 5 (0.44%) IIS
9 5 (0.44%) Jetty
10 4 (0.35%) CMS
10 4 (0.35%) Jupyter
10 4 (0.35%) SAS
10 4 (0.35%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.35%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.17%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.17%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.17%) nginx
11 2 (0.17%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (0.87%) MS Visio
2 7 (0.61%) Sketch
3 3 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.26%) PlantUML
3 3 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.087%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.087%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.17%) Magento
2 1 (0.087%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 154 (13.47%) AWS
2 120 (10.50%) Azure
3 79 (6.91%) GCP
4 29 (2.54%) OpenShift
4 29 (2.54%) SaaS
5 26 (2.27%) Serverless
6 21 (1.84%) Cloud Computing
6 21 (1.84%) GitHub
7 14 (1.22%) Amazon S3
8 11 (0.96%) Office 365
9 10 (0.87%) AWS Lambda
10 9 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
11 8 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
12 7 (0.61%) PaaS
13 5 (0.44%) Amazon ECS
13 5 (0.44%) Slack
14 4 (0.35%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 3 (0.26%) npm
16 2 (0.17%) BrowserStack
16 2 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 42 (3.67%) Internet
2 29 (2.54%) TCP/IP
3 16 (1.40%) Network Security
4 14 (1.22%) Firewall
4 14 (1.22%) HTTP
5 11 (0.96%) Tactical Data Link
6 10 (0.87%) Wireless
7 9 (0.79%) HTTPS
8 8 (0.70%) RS-232
9 7 (0.61%) Software-Defined Radio
10 6 (0.52%) RS-485
11 5 (0.44%) Bluetooth
11 5 (0.44%) DNS
11 5 (0.44%) DSL
11 5 (0.44%) Ethernet
12 4 (0.35%) 3G
12 4 (0.35%) VoIP
12 4 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (0.35%) Wireshark
12 4 (0.35%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (7.44%) SQL Server
2 82 (7.17%) Big Data
3 77 (6.74%) MongoDB
4 51 (4.46%) MySQL
5 47 (4.11%) PostgreSQL
6 46 (4.02%) Hadoop
7 42 (3.67%) NoSQL
7 42 (3.67%) Relational Database
8 40 (3.50%) GIS
9 21 (1.84%) RDBMS
10 17 (1.49%) Geospatial Data
11 11 (0.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 9 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
12 9 (0.79%) Blockchain
13 8 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
13 8 (0.70%) Data Mining
13 8 (0.70%) JasperReports
13 8 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
13 8 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 8 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 110 (9.62%) Git (software)
2 102 (8.92%) JIRA
3 89 (7.79%) Jenkins
4 38 (3.32%) Eclipse
5 37 (3.24%) Bitbucket
6 35 (3.06%) JUnit
7 34 (2.97%) Visual Studio
8 27 (2.36%) Subversion
9 25 (2.19%) Maven
10 22 (1.92%) TeamCity
11 18 (1.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 18 (1.57%) Cucumber
11 18 (1.57%) git-flow
11 18 (1.57%) Selenium
12 15 (1.31%) Rational DOORS
13 14 (1.22%) Ant
14 13 (1.14%) Bitbucket Server
15 11 (0.96%) Eclipse RCP
16 9 (0.79%) EasyMock
16 9 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 118 (10.32%) Finance
2 87 (7.61%) Electronics
3 65 (5.69%) Aerospace
4 64 (5.60%) Retail
5 61 (5.34%) Telecoms
6 58 (5.07%) Marketing
7 52 (4.55%) Public Sector
8 51 (4.46%) Law
9 44 (3.85%) Manufacturing
9 44 (3.85%) Military
10 29 (2.54%) Banking
11 22 (1.92%) Games
12 18 (1.57%) Advertising
13 16 (1.40%) Automotive
14 7 (0.61%) Avionics
15 5 (0.44%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.44%) Music Industry
16 3 (0.26%) Local Government
17 2 (0.17%) Back Office
18 1 (0.087%) Billing
Job Titles
1 658 (57.57%) Software Engineer
2 275 (24.06%) Developer
3 118 (10.32%) Embedded Engineer
3 118 (10.32%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 103 (9.01%) Software Developer
5 86 (7.52%) Senior Software Engineer
6 71 (6.21%) C++ Software Engineer
7 67 (5.86%) Senior Developer
8 66 (5.77%) Java Engineer
9 64 (5.60%) Java Developer
9 64 (5.60%) Java Software Engineer
10 54 (4.72%) Junior
11 48 (4.20%) C# Software Engineer
12 45 (3.94%) Principal Engineer
13 44 (3.85%) .NET Developer
14 40 (3.50%) C# Developer
15 39 (3.41%) Principal Software Engineer
16 37 (3.24%) Developer/Software Engineer
17 36 (3.15%) Junior Software Engineer
18 33 (2.89%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 210 (18.37%) .NET
2 195 (17.06%) AngularJS
3 162 (14.17%) Node.js
4 157 (13.74%) React
5 133 (11.64%) HTML
6 118 (10.32%) CSS
7 96 (8.40%) Spring
8 80 (7.00%) REST
9 75 (6.56%) Vue.js
10 68 (5.95%) ASP.NET
11 56 (4.90%) WPF
12 51 (4.46%) .NET Core
13 44 (3.85%) Web Services
14 43 (3.76%) HTML5
14 43 (3.76%) jQuery
15 42 (3.67%) XML
16 38 (3.32%) .NET Framework
16 38 (3.32%) Hibernate
17 35 (3.06%) Java EE
17 35 (3.06%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 60 (5.25%) Embedded Systems
2 56 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
3 54 (4.72%) Greenfield Project
4 33 (2.89%) User Experience
5 29 (2.54%) Cyberthreat
6 25 (2.19%) Self-Motivation
7 23 (2.01%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 21 (1.84%) Management Information System
9 16 (1.40%) Algorithms
9 16 (1.40%) Public Cloud
9 16 (1.40%) Robotics
10 14 (1.22%) VHDL
11 13 (1.14%) Verilog
11 13 (1.14%) Wiki
12 12 (1.05%) Mobile App
13 11 (0.96%) Blog
13 11 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 10 (0.87%) Data Protection Act
15 9 (0.79%) Device Driver
16 8 (0.70%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 270 (23.62%) Linux
2 134 (11.72%) Windows
3 72 (6.30%) Unix
4 37 (3.24%) Apple iOS
5 36 (3.15%) Android
6 24 (2.10%) Windows Server
7 22 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 21 (1.84%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (1.49%) CentOS
10 16 (1.40%) Embedded Linux
11 11 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (0.79%) FreeRTOS
13 5 (0.44%) Windows Embedded Compact
14 4 (0.35%) Windows 10
15 3 (0.26%) SafeRTOS
15 3 (0.26%) ThreadX
15 3 (0.26%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.17%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.17%) Robot Operating System
16 2 (0.17%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 502 (43.92%) Agile Software Development
2 220 (19.25%) DevOps
3 193 (16.89%) OO
4 146 (12.77%) Computer Science
5 133 (11.64%) Test Automation
6 131 (11.46%) Scrum
7 126 (11.02%) SDLC
8 117 (10.24%) TDD
9 111 (9.71%) Continuous Integration
9 111 (9.71%) Problem-Solving
10 92 (8.05%) Machine Learning
11 91 (7.96%) Artificial Intelligence
11 91 (7.96%) Cybersecurity
12 85 (7.44%) UML
13 78 (6.82%) MVC
14 76 (6.65%) Microservices
15 74 (6.47%) Mentoring
16 72 (6.30%) Mathematics
16 72 (6.30%) Unit Testing
17 70 (6.12%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 413 (36.13%) C++
2 406 (35.52%) Java
3 373 (32.63%) C#
4 330 (28.87%) JavaScript
5 311 (27.21%) Python
6 291 (25.46%) C
7 154 (13.47%) SQL
8 60 (5.25%) PHP
9 58 (5.07%) Embedded C
10 54 (4.72%) TypeScript
11 53 (4.64%) Go
12 45 (3.94%) Ruby
13 33 (2.89%) Bash Shell
14 27 (2.36%) PowerShell
15 26 (2.27%) Java 8
16 19 (1.66%) MATLAB
17 18 (1.57%) Scala
17 18 (1.57%) VB.NET
18 15 (1.31%) Perl
18 15 (1.31%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 232 (20.30%) Degree
2 191 (16.71%) Security Cleared
3 98 (8.57%) DV Cleared
4 71 (6.21%) SC Cleared
5 57 (4.99%) Computer Science Degree
6 20 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
7 19 (1.66%) MCSE
8 14 (1.22%) CISSP
9 11 (0.96%) MCP
9 11 (0.96%) MCSA
10 9 (0.79%) CCNA
10 9 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (0.79%) PhD
11 8 (0.70%) CompTIA Security+
11 8 (0.70%) GIAC
11 8 (0.70%) Linux+ Certification
11 8 (0.70%) Network+ Certification
11 8 (0.70%) SANS
11 8 (0.70%) SSCP
12 6 (0.52%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (2.71%) QA
2 11 (0.96%) IEC 61508
3 9 (0.79%) GDPR
4 8 (0.70%) MISRA
4 8 (0.70%) MISRA C
5 6 (0.52%) DO-178B
5 6 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.52%) NCSC
6 5 (0.44%) Def Stans
6 5 (0.44%) ECSS
6 5 (0.44%) HMG Infosec
6 5 (0.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 5 (0.44%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.35%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.26%) NIST
9 2 (0.17%) JTAG
10 1 (0.087%) ARP4754
10 1 (0.087%) ISO 15022
10 1 (0.087%) ISO 20022
10 1 (0.087%) SLA
System Software
1 145 (12.69%) Docker
2 28 (2.45%) Firmware
3 17 (1.49%) Active Directory
4 11 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (0.26%) VirtualBox
5 3 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.17%) vSphere
7 1 (0.087%) HDFS
7 1 (0.087%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.087%) NFS
7 1 (0.087%) Samba
7 1 (0.087%) Xen
Systems Management
1 99 (8.66%) Kubernetes
2 52 (4.55%) Ansible
3 13 (1.14%) Terraform
4 9 (0.79%) Red Hat Satellite
5 7 (0.61%) Kibana
5 7 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.52%) Puppet
7 3 (0.26%) BMC PATROL
7 3 (0.26%) Control-M
7 3 (0.26%) Docker Swarm
7 3 (0.26%) Grafana
7 3 (0.26%) Nagios
7 3 (0.26%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.17%) Cloudify
8 2 (0.17%) Prometheus
8 2 (0.17%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.087%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.087%) OpenNMS
9 1 (0.087%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 70 (6.12%) Oracle
2 64 (5.60%) Microsoft
3 55 (4.81%) Google
4 40 (3.50%) SAP
5 39 (3.41%) Atlassian
6 28 (2.45%) Red Hat
7 16 (1.40%) VMware
8 10 (0.87%) Sencha
9 9 (0.79%) IBM
9 9 (0.79%) Talend
10 8 (0.70%) Adobe
10 8 (0.70%) Dell
10 8 (0.70%) SolarWinds
11 7 (0.61%) Apple
11 7 (0.61%) EMC
11 7 (0.61%) New Relic
11 7 (0.61%) Teradata
12 6 (0.52%) Intel
12 6 (0.52%) NVIDIA
12 6 (0.52%) Teradici