The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 26 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 50 52 53
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 17 4 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.38% 0.98% 1.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.43% 1.03% 1.99%
Number of salaries quoted 16 4 7
Average salary £47,500 £50,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.94% +40.27%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Software Engineer
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Lancashire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
496 387 453
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 98.61% 94.62% 93.98%
Number of salaries quoted 411 314 405
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £23,450 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineer in the job title across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the Lancashire region.

Software Engineer Salary Trend in Lancashire

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 26 May 2015.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in Lancashire

Software Engineer
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 26 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston +2 7 £41,250 +39.83% 1
Blackburn - 5 £47,500 -
Burnley - 3 £47,500 -
Chorley - 3 £47,500 -
Rossendale - 2 £42,500 -
Software Engineer
North West

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT jobs across the Lancashire region that cited Software Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Engineer in their job title.

1 17 (94.44%) Software Engineering
2 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (50.00%) SQL
3 7 (38.89%) .NET
3 7 (38.89%) ASP.NET
3 7 (38.89%) Linux
4 6 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (33.33%) MVC
4 6 (33.33%) C#
4 6 (33.33%) C++
5 5 (27.78%) Windows
5 5 (27.78%) Project Planning
5 5 (27.78%) Embedded Systems
6 4 (22.22%) SDLC
6 4 (22.22%) Degree
7 3 (16.67%) Java
7 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
8 2 (11.11%) Ant
8 2 (11.11%) SOAP
8 2 (11.11%) Web Services
8 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
8 2 (11.11%) Oracle
8 2 (11.11%) OOP
8 2 (11.11%) OO
8 2 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (11.11%) Apache
8 2 (11.11%) Aerospace
8 2 (11.11%) Ada
8 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (11.11%) Eclipse

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT jobs across the Lancashire region that cited Software Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Software Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.11%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (11.11%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Eclipse
1 2 (11.11%) CruiseControl
1 2 (11.11%) Subversion
1 2 (11.11%) Ant
2 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.56%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (11.11%) Aerospace
1 2 (11.11%) Military
1 2 (11.11%) Avionics
2 1 (5.56%) Billing
2 1 (5.56%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) .NET
1 7 (38.89%) ASP.NET
2 6 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (11.11%) REST
3 2 (11.11%) SOAP
3 2 (11.11%) Web Services
4 1 (5.56%) XML
4 1 (5.56%) CSS
4 1 (5.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Linux
2 5 (27.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (94.44%) Software Engineering
2 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (33.33%) MVC
4 5 (27.78%) Project Planning
5 4 (22.22%) SDLC
6 2 (11.11%) Integration Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Product Management
6 2 (11.11%) Open Source
6 2 (11.11%) WFM
6 2 (11.11%) Scrum
6 2 (11.11%) B2B
6 2 (11.11%) OOP
6 2 (11.11%) OO
7 1 (5.56%) CRM
7 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce
7 1 (5.56%) HOOD
7 1 (5.56%) Validation
7 1 (5.56%) UML
7 1 (5.56%) Automated Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) SQL
2 6 (33.33%) C#
2 6 (33.33%) C++
3 3 (16.67%) Java
4 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 2 (11.11%) Ada
5 1 (5.56%) VB6
5 1 (5.56%) VB
5 1 (5.56%) VB.NET
5 1 (5.56%) Perl
5 1 (5.56%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
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