Period
to 28 September 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 28 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > South West
6 months to
28 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 21 11 14
Rank change year-on-year -10 +3 +3
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 328 1,418 1,387
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 10.27% 14.37% 13.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.19% 15.75% 14.35%
Number of salaries quoted 307 1,083 1,166
Median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.26% - +8.24%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £69,400 £69,150 £63,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.35% +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 2,930 9,006 9,664
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 91.73% 91.28% 92.77%
Number of salaries quoted 2,352 7,153 7,953
Median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £66,250
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,500
% change year-on-year +9.52% +3.96% +1.00%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 +1 136 £45,000 -5.26% 35
Gloucestershire -10 83 £50,000 - 26
Somerset -1 40 £50,000 +16.28% 23
Dorset -22 23 £40,000 - 18
Devon -6 22 £52,500 +16.67% 13
Wiltshire -47 19 £57,000 +8.57% 13
Cornwall +3 3 £47,500 +26.67% 3
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 133 (40.55%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (38.72%) Java
3 108 (32.93%) Python
4 100 (30.49%) C++
5 98 (29.88%) JavaScript
6 82 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 82 (25.00%) DevOps
7 77 (23.48%) C#
8 69 (21.04%) C
9 68 (20.73%) OO
10 67 (20.43%) .NET
11 66 (20.12%) Linux
11 66 (20.12%) Degree
12 63 (19.21%) Docker
13 58 (17.68%) Scrum
14 57 (17.38%) Mentoring
15 54 (16.46%) AWS
16 51 (15.55%) Node.js
16 51 (15.55%) DV Cleared
17 45 (13.72%) Computer Science
18 42 (12.80%) TDD
18 42 (12.80%) Jenkins
19 40 (12.20%) AngularJS
19 40 (12.20%) Test Automation
20 39 (11.89%) React
21 38 (11.59%) Open Source
21 38 (11.59%) HTML
22 37 (11.28%) Continuous Integration
23 36 (10.98%) SQL
23 36 (10.98%) Technical Leadership

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 26 (7.93%) Confluence
2 13 (3.96%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (2.44%) Apache
4 6 (1.83%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.22%) JBoss
5 4 (1.22%) NServiceBus
6 2 (0.61%) CMS
6 2 (0.61%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.30%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.30%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.30%) nginx
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 6 (1.83%) NetSuite
2 3 (0.91%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 54 (16.46%) AWS
2 35 (10.67%) Azure
3 10 (3.05%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (2.74%) SaaS
4 9 (2.74%) Serverless
5 7 (2.13%) AWS Lambda
5 7 (2.13%) GCP
6 6 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (1.83%) GitHub
7 5 (1.52%) Amazon SageMaker
7 5 (1.52%) IaaS
7 5 (1.52%) PaaS
8 4 (1.22%) Azure Functions
8 4 (1.22%) Power Platform
8 4 (1.22%) PowerApps
9 3 (0.91%) Amazon Cognito
10 2 (0.61%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.61%) npm
11 1 (0.30%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 1 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.35%) Internet
2 6 (1.83%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.22%) DNS
3 4 (1.22%) HTTP
4 2 (0.61%) RS-232
4 2 (0.61%) Tactical Data Link
4 2 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.30%) Asterisk PBX
5 1 (0.30%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.30%) Skype
5 1 (0.30%) SSL
5 1 (0.30%) VoIP
5 1 (0.30%) Wireless
5 1 (0.30%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (7.01%) MySQL
2 16 (4.88%) MongoDB
2 16 (4.88%) SQL Server
3 13 (3.96%) Big Data
3 13 (3.96%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (3.05%) NoSQL
5 7 (2.13%) Relational Database
6 6 (1.83%) GIS
7 5 (1.52%) Geospatial Data
8 4 (1.22%) Neo4j
9 3 (0.91%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.91%) Redis
9 3 (0.91%) SQLite
10 1 (0.30%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.30%) Cosmos DB
10 1 (0.30%) InfluxDB
10 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 42 (12.80%) Jenkins
2 33 (10.06%) Git (software)
3 30 (9.15%) JIRA
4 18 (5.49%) Visual Studio
5 16 (4.88%) Maven
6 14 (4.27%) JUnit
7 12 (3.66%) Selenium
8 9 (2.74%) Mockito
9 8 (2.44%) Eclipse
10 5 (1.52%) Cucumber
10 5 (1.52%) DbUnit
10 5 (1.52%) jMock
10 5 (1.52%) SonarQube
11 4 (1.22%) Bitbucket
11 4 (1.22%) Cypress.io
11 4 (1.22%) SpecFlow
12 3 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (0.91%) Bitbucket Server
12 3 (0.91%) EasyMock
12 3 (0.91%) Subversion
General
1 18 (5.49%) Electronics
2 17 (5.18%) Law
3 16 (4.88%) Finance
4 15 (4.57%) Public Sector
5 13 (3.96%) Aerospace
5 13 (3.96%) Marketing
5 13 (3.96%) Telecoms
6 12 (3.66%) Manufacturing
7 7 (2.13%) Military
7 7 (2.13%) Publishing
8 5 (1.52%) Automotive
8 5 (1.52%) Retail
9 4 (1.22%) Advertising
9 4 (1.22%) Banking
10 3 (0.91%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.61%) Legal
12 1 (0.30%) Back Office
12 1 (0.30%) Games
Job Titles
1 205 (62.50%) Software Engineer
2 67 (20.43%) Developer
3 27 (8.23%) Senior Software Engineer
4 26 (7.93%) Java Engineer
5 25 (7.62%) C++ Software Engineer
6 24 (7.32%) Embedded Engineer
6 24 (7.32%) Java Software Engineer
7 23 (7.01%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 21 (6.40%) Java Developer
9 16 (4.88%) Software Developer
10 15 (4.57%) C# Software Engineer
11 13 (3.96%) DevOps Engineer
11 13 (3.96%) Senior Developer
12 12 (3.66%) Principal Engineer
12 12 (3.66%) Principal Software Engineer
13 11 (3.35%) Full Stack Developer
13 11 (3.35%) Python Engineer
13 11 (3.35%) Python Software Engineer
14 9 (2.74%) Data Scientist
14 9 (2.74%) Graduate Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (20.43%) .NET
2 51 (15.55%) Node.js
3 40 (12.20%) AngularJS
4 39 (11.89%) React
5 38 (11.59%) HTML
6 35 (10.67%) CSS
7 28 (8.54%) REST
8 24 (7.32%) Spring
8 24 (7.32%) WPF
9 23 (7.01%) RESTful
10 22 (6.71%) .NET Framework
11 19 (5.79%) ASP.NET
11 19 (5.79%) Web Services
12 17 (5.18%) .NET Core
13 16 (4.88%) Apache NiFi
13 16 (4.88%) SOAP
13 16 (4.88%) Vue.js
14 15 (4.57%) Hibernate
14 15 (4.57%) Kafka
14 15 (4.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.49%) Algorithms
2 16 (4.88%) Greenfield Project
3 11 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.35%) Embedded Systems
4 9 (2.74%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (1.83%) User Experience
6 5 (1.52%) Cloud Native
6 5 (1.52%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.22%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.22%) Robotics
7 4 (1.22%) Wiki
8 2 (0.61%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (0.61%) Internet of Things
8 2 (0.61%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.61%) Reinsurance
8 2 (0.61%) Smartcard
8 2 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.30%) CAN bus
9 1 (0.30%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 66 (20.12%) Linux
2 30 (9.15%) Windows
3 18 (5.49%) CentOS
4 15 (4.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (2.44%) Android
6 5 (1.52%) Embedded Linux
6 5 (1.52%) Unix
7 4 (1.22%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.91%) Amazon Linux
8 3 (0.91%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.91%) FreeRTOS
9 2 (0.61%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.61%) SafeRTOS
9 2 (0.61%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.61%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.61%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.30%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (40.55%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (25.00%) DevOps
3 68 (20.73%) OO
4 58 (17.68%) Scrum
5 57 (17.38%) Mentoring
6 45 (13.72%) Computer Science
7 42 (12.80%) TDD
8 40 (12.20%) Test Automation
9 38 (11.59%) Open Source
10 37 (11.28%) Continuous Integration
11 36 (10.98%) Technical Leadership
12 34 (10.37%) OOD
13 32 (9.76%) Microservices
14 30 (9.15%) SDLC
15 29 (8.84%) Line Management
15 29 (8.84%) MVC
16 26 (7.93%) Mathematics
17 25 (7.62%) Artificial Intelligence
17 25 (7.62%) Business Development
18 24 (7.32%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 127 (38.72%) Java
2 108 (32.93%) Python
3 100 (30.49%) C++
4 98 (29.88%) JavaScript
5 77 (23.48%) C#
6 69 (21.04%) C
7 36 (10.98%) SQL
8 27 (8.23%) PHP
9 16 (4.88%) Go
10 14 (4.27%) TypeScript
11 13 (3.96%) Embedded C
12 10 (3.05%) T-SQL
13 9 (2.74%) VB
14 8 (2.44%) Assembly Language
15 7 (2.13%) Embedded C++
15 7 (2.13%) MATLAB
15 7 (2.13%) VB.NET
16 5 (1.52%) Kotlin
16 5 (1.52%) Ruby
16 5 (1.52%) Scala
Qualifications
1 82 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 66 (20.12%) Degree
3 51 (15.55%) DV Cleared
4 24 (7.32%) SC Cleared
5 19 (5.79%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (2.44%) HND
7 6 (1.83%) HNC
8 4 (1.22%) BC Cleared
8 4 (1.22%) PhD
9 3 (0.91%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.61%) CCNA
10 2 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.61%) MCSE
10 2 (0.61%) MCTS
10 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.61%) RHCSA
10 2 (0.61%) VCDX
11 1 (0.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.30%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.74%) QA
2 5 (1.52%) DO-178B
2 5 (1.52%) IEC 61508
3 4 (1.22%) GDPR
3 4 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.22%) NIST
3 4 (1.22%) NIST 800
4 3 (0.91%) MISRA
5 2 (0.61%) Def Stans
5 2 (0.61%) MISRA C
6 1 (0.30%) HL7
6 1 (0.30%) PMO
System Software
1 63 (19.21%) Docker
2 7 (2.13%) vSphere
3 5 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.22%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.91%) Firmware
6 1 (0.30%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 31 (9.45%) Ansible
2 26 (7.93%) Kubernetes
3 16 (4.88%) Terraform
4 5 (1.52%) NetIQ Identity Manager
5 2 (0.61%) Kibana
5 2 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.61%) MIIS
5 2 (0.61%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.30%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (6.10%) Oracle
1 20 (6.10%) Red Hat
2 13 (3.96%) Microsoft
3 8 (2.44%) SAP
4 7 (2.13%) VMware
5 6 (1.83%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (1.52%) Atlassian
6 5 (1.52%) NetIQ
7 3 (0.91%) IBM
7 3 (0.91%) MuleSoft
7 3 (0.91%) Twitter
8 2 (0.61%) Apple
8 2 (0.61%) Cisco
8 2 (0.61%) EMC
8 2 (0.61%) Google
8 2 (0.61%) McAfee
8 2 (0.61%) NetApp
8 2 (0.61%) Palo Alto
8 2 (0.61%) Splunk
9 1 (0.30%) Veracode