Period
to 27 September 2021

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 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > South West
6 months to
27 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 11 23 12
Rank change year-on-year +12 -11 +3
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 1,134 326 1,428
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 14.95% 10.27% 14.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 16.03% 11.16% 15.72%
Number of salaries quoted 481 279 1,062
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% -2.17%
75th Percentile £70,000 £57,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £69,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £67,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% +4.35% +9.52%

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 7,076 2,921 9,085
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 93.28% 92.03% 91.65%
Number of salaries quoted 4,644 2,360 7,318
10th Percentile £29,663 £29,000 £26,750
25th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,538 £46,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.34% +2.22% +5.88%
75th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £57,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,125 £52,500
% change year-on-year +0.66% +8.81% +2.94%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Engineering in the South West over the 6 months to 27 September 2021.

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 September 2021. 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 0 648 £53,300 +18.44% 112
Gloucestershire +7 205 £57,500 +15.00% 40
Wiltshire +48 90 £45,000 -21.05% 26
Somerset +6 84 £60,000 +20.00% 15
Dorset -5 47 £47,500 +18.75% 21
Cornwall 0 20 £55,000 +22.22% 6
Devon -9 18 £42,500 -10.53% 18
Avon - 1 - -
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 27 September 2021, 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.

1 559 (49.29%) Agile Software Development
2 395 (34.83%) JavaScript
3 344 (30.34%) Java
4 336 (29.63%) Python
5 309 (27.25%) Linux
6 302 (26.63%) Security Cleared
7 301 (26.54%) DevOps
8 292 (25.75%) AWS
9 270 (23.81%) React
10 266 (23.46%) C++
11 264 (23.28%) Azure
12 245 (21.60%) C#
13 228 (20.11%) Social Skills
14 226 (19.93%) CSS
15 206 (18.17%) Degree
16 203 (17.90%) Scrum
16 203 (17.90%) Mentoring
17 193 (17.02%) HTML
18 192 (16.93%) Docker
19 168 (14.81%) AngularJS
19 168 (14.81%) SC Cleared
20 166 (14.64%) Problem-Solving
21 156 (13.76%) .NET
21 156 (13.76%) Microservices
22 152 (13.40%) C
23 150 (13.23%) Node.js
24 149 (13.14%) OO
25 141 (12.43%) Jenkins
26 140 (12.35%) Kubernetes
26 140 (12.35%) Test Automation

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 68 (6.00%) GeoServer
2 51 (4.50%) Confluence
3 43 (3.79%) Elasticsearch
4 21 (1.85%) ArcGIS
5 10 (0.88%) Apache Spark
5 10 (0.88%) CMS
5 10 (0.88%) WebLogic
6 8 (0.71%) Tomcat
7 7 (0.62%) Cloud Foundry
7 7 (0.62%) WordPress
8 5 (0.44%) WildFly
9 4 (0.35%) OpenStack
9 4 (0.35%) Umbraco
10 3 (0.26%) Headless CMS
10 3 (0.26%) JBoss
11 2 (0.18%) Apache
11 2 (0.18%) Camunda
11 2 (0.18%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.088%) CICS
12 1 (0.088%) MQSeries
Applications
1 26 (2.29%) Simulink
2 4 (0.35%) Figma
2 4 (0.35%) Stateflow
3 3 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (0.26%) GIMP
3 3 (0.26%) Inkscape
3 3 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.26%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.088%) Sketch
5 1 (0.088%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 3 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (0.26%) Siebel CRM
2 2 (0.18%) Magento
2 2 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.18%) Shopify
3 1 (0.088%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 292 (25.75%) AWS
2 264 (23.28%) Azure
3 85 (7.50%) GCP
4 66 (5.82%) Serverless
5 54 (4.76%) AWS CloudFormation
6 52 (4.59%) OpenShift
7 43 (3.79%) SaaS
8 32 (2.82%) AWS Lambda
9 30 (2.65%) PaaS
10 16 (1.41%) GitHub
10 16 (1.41%) IaaS
11 15 (1.32%) npm
12 12 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
13 10 (0.88%) Amazon S3
14 9 (0.79%) Amazon SQS
14 9 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
15 7 (0.62%) Amazon ECS
15 7 (0.62%) CloudFront
15 7 (0.62%) Firebase
15 7 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 81 (7.14%) HTTP
2 30 (2.65%) Internet
3 17 (1.50%) PPP
4 11 (0.97%) Ethernet
4 11 (0.97%) TCP/IP
5 7 (0.62%) RS-232
5 7 (0.62%) SSL
6 5 (0.44%) DNS
6 5 (0.44%) Tactical Data Link
6 5 (0.44%) Wireshark
7 3 (0.26%) ICMP
7 3 (0.26%) Kerberos
7 3 (0.26%) SMTP
7 3 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.18%) Firewall
8 2 (0.18%) Network Security
9 1 (0.088%) 2G
9 1 (0.088%) Broadband
9 1 (0.088%) VoIP
9 1 (0.088%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (10.85%) MySQL
2 113 (9.96%) PostgreSQL
3 91 (8.02%) SQL Server
4 79 (6.97%) GIS
5 77 (6.79%) MongoDB
6 68 (6.00%) QGIS
7 54 (4.76%) Hadoop
8 53 (4.67%) Big Data
9 46 (4.06%) Relational Database
10 43 (3.79%) NoSQL
11 29 (2.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 21 (1.85%) MariaDB
13 18 (1.59%) RDBMS
14 13 (1.15%) Apache Accumulo
15 9 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
16 8 (0.71%) Oracle Database
17 7 (0.62%) Apache Hive
17 7 (0.62%) Redis
18 6 (0.53%) Oracle Database 10g
18 6 (0.53%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 141 (12.43%) Jenkins
2 106 (9.35%) Git (software)
3 88 (7.76%) Eclipse
4 82 (7.23%) JIRA
5 70 (6.17%) GitLab
6 58 (5.11%) Rational DOORS
7 47 (4.14%) Robot Framework
8 45 (3.97%) Selenium
9 44 (3.88%) JMeter
10 37 (3.26%) GCC
11 35 (3.09%) Cucumber
12 32 (2.82%) JUnit
12 32 (2.82%) SonarQube
13 31 (2.73%) webpack
14 23 (2.03%) gulp
15 22 (1.94%) Bitbucket
16 20 (1.76%) Mockito
17 16 (1.41%) Rational Rhapsody
18 14 (1.23%) PHPUnit
18 14 (1.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 228 (20.11%) Social Skills
2 99 (8.73%) Finance
3 80 (7.05%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 65 (5.73%) Legal
5 60 (5.29%) Wearables
6 59 (5.20%) Analytical Skills
7 48 (4.23%) Electronics
8 41 (3.62%) Marketing
9 37 (3.26%) Public Sector
10 33 (2.91%) Games
11 27 (2.38%) Banking
12 25 (2.20%) Aerospace
13 24 (2.12%) Retail
13 24 (2.12%) Telecoms
14 23 (2.03%) Financial Institution
14 23 (2.03%) Manufacturing
15 22 (1.94%) Military
16 9 (0.79%) Presentation Skills
16 9 (0.79%) Private Banking
17 7 (0.62%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 565 (49.82%) Software Engineer
2 265 (23.37%) Developer
3 164 (14.46%) Senior Software Engineer
4 82 (7.23%) Java Developer
5 80 (7.05%) Senior Developer
6 64 (5.64%) DevOps Engineer
7 51 (4.50%) Embedded Engineer
8 50 (4.41%) PHP Developer
9 49 (4.32%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 45 (3.97%) C# Software Engineer
11 39 (3.44%) Software Developer
12 38 (3.35%) Lead Software Engineer
13 32 (2.82%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 31 (2.73%) C++ Software Engineer
15 30 (2.65%) Junior
15 30 (2.65%) Senior Java Developer
16 23 (2.03%) Architect
16 23 (2.03%) Junior Developer
17 22 (1.94%) Java Engineer
17 22 (1.94%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 270 (23.81%) React
2 226 (19.93%) CSS
3 193 (17.02%) HTML
4 168 (14.81%) AngularJS
5 156 (13.76%) .NET
6 150 (13.23%) Node.js
7 111 (9.79%) Web Services
8 94 (8.29%) Kafka
8 94 (8.29%) REST
9 82 (7.23%) Apache NiFi
10 80 (7.05%) Vue.js
11 78 (6.88%) RESTful
11 78 (6.88%) Spring
12 72 (6.35%) HTML5
13 70 (6.17%) Elastic Stack
14 68 (6.00%) Leaflet
14 68 (6.00%) OpenLayers
15 62 (5.47%) .NET Framework
16 51 (4.50%) .NET Core
16 51 (4.50%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 88 (7.76%) Cyberattack
2 64 (5.64%) User Experience
3 61 (5.38%) Algorithms
4 60 (5.29%) Smartphone
5 46 (4.06%) Mobile App
6 32 (2.82%) Greenfield Project
7 21 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
8 20 (1.76%) Linux Command Line
9 19 (1.68%) Embedded Systems
10 11 (0.97%) Management Information System
10 11 (0.97%) Public Cloud
10 11 (0.97%) Wiki
11 10 (0.88%) Acoustics
11 10 (0.88%) Cyber Defence
11 10 (0.88%) Private Cloud
11 10 (0.88%) Virtual Team
12 9 (0.79%) Cloud Native
12 9 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (0.79%) Online Banking
13 8 (0.71%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 309 (27.25%) Linux
2 95 (8.38%) Windows
3 67 (5.91%) Ubuntu
4 44 (3.88%) CentOS
4 44 (3.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 25 (2.20%) Android
6 24 (2.12%) Apple iOS
7 11 (0.97%) Embedded Linux
8 6 (0.53%) Unix
9 5 (0.44%) Windows Server
10 3 (0.26%) FreeRTOS
10 3 (0.26%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.26%) SafeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 559 (49.29%) Agile Software Development
2 301 (26.54%) DevOps
3 203 (17.90%) Mentoring
3 203 (17.90%) Scrum
4 166 (14.64%) Problem-Solving
5 156 (13.76%) Microservices
6 149 (13.14%) OO
7 140 (12.35%) Computer Science
7 140 (12.35%) Test Automation
8 135 (11.90%) TDD
9 121 (10.67%) Continuous Integration
9 121 (10.67%) Unit Testing
10 114 (10.05%) Machine Learning
11 94 (8.29%) Mathematics
11 94 (8.29%) Software Testing
12 89 (7.85%) Full Stack Development
13 88 (7.76%) Open Source
14 82 (7.23%) Continuous Improvement
15 81 (7.14%) SDLC
16 79 (6.97%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 395 (34.83%) JavaScript
2 344 (30.34%) Java
3 336 (29.63%) Python
4 266 (23.46%) C++
5 245 (21.60%) C#
6 152 (13.40%) C
7 112 (9.88%) SQL
8 106 (9.35%) TypeScript
9 96 (8.47%) PHP
10 73 (6.44%) Go
11 66 (5.82%) MATLAB
12 38 (3.35%) Bash Shell
13 36 (3.17%) PowerShell
14 35 (3.09%) ES6
15 31 (2.73%) Java 8
16 27 (2.38%) Ada
17 22 (1.94%) Scala
18 21 (1.85%) Embedded C
19 19 (1.68%) Ruby
20 18 (1.59%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 302 (26.63%) Security Cleared
2 206 (18.17%) Degree
3 168 (14.81%) SC Cleared
4 43 (3.79%) DV Cleared
5 20 (1.76%) Computer Science Degree
5 20 (1.76%) PhD
6 12 (1.06%) HND
7 9 (0.79%) HNC
8 5 (0.44%) Chartered Engineer
8 5 (0.44%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.26%) CISSP
9 3 (0.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.18%) CISM
10 2 (0.18%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.18%) PMP
11 1 (0.088%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.088%) CEH
11 1 (0.088%) CITP
11 1 (0.088%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.088%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (4.76%) MISRA
2 48 (4.23%) MISRA C
3 37 (3.26%) ECSS
4 20 (1.76%) Accessibility
5 17 (1.50%) PCI DSS
6 16 (1.41%) Def Stans
7 14 (1.23%) IEC 61508
8 13 (1.15%) QA
9 10 (0.88%) IEC 61131
10 8 (0.71%) DO-178B
11 7 (0.62%) GDPR
12 6 (0.53%) Data Quality
12 6 (0.53%) WCAG
13 3 (0.26%) ISO 9001
14 1 (0.088%) ARP4754
14 1 (0.088%) DO-254
14 1 (0.088%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 192 (16.93%) Docker
2 18 (1.59%) Firmware
3 8 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.53%) Apache Flume
5 5 (0.44%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.44%) VirtualBox
6 3 (0.26%) Active Directory
6 3 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.088%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.088%) KVM
Systems Management
1 140 (12.35%) Kubernetes
2 118 (10.41%) Ansible
3 72 (6.35%) Terraform
4 22 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (1.94%) Puppet
5 12 (1.06%) Packer
6 3 (0.26%) vCenter Server
7 2 (0.18%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.088%) Bugsnag
8 1 (0.088%) CFEngine
8 1 (0.088%) Demisto
8 1 (0.088%) Grafana
8 1 (0.088%) Kibana
8 1 (0.088%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 76 (6.70%) Microsoft
2 75 (6.61%) Oracle
3 64 (5.64%) Google
4 57 (5.03%) Atlassian
5 52 (4.59%) Instagram
6 26 (2.29%) Splunk
7 20 (1.76%) Red Hat
8 18 (1.59%) SAP
9 14 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
10 13 (1.15%) IBM
10 13 (1.15%) VMware
11 12 (1.06%) Xamarin
12 7 (0.62%) Apple
12 7 (0.62%) Intel
13 6 (0.53%) ArcSight
13 6 (0.53%) CA
14 4 (0.35%) Siebel
15 3 (0.26%) Altera
15 3 (0.26%) Rackspace
16 2 (0.18%) MuleSoft