The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside 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 25 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 51 65 53
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 10 12 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.92% 1.82% 2.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.03% 1.88% 2.69%
Number of salaries quoted 10 12 14
Average salary £33,750 £40,000 £35,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.62% +11.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £42,450
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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 Merseyside 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
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
493 637 557
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 94.81% 96.66% 97.21%
Number of salaries quoted 403 568 490
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Software Engineer Salary Trend in Merseyside

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 25 November 2014.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in Merseyside

Software Engineer
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 25 November 2014. 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
Liverpool +12 5 £27,500 -31.25%
Southport - 4 £43,750 -
Software Engineer
North West

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 14 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 9 (64.29%) HTML
2 9 (64.29%) JavaScript
2 9 (64.29%) .NET
2 9 (64.29%) C#
2 9 (64.29%) CSS
2 9 (64.29%) Degree
2 9 (64.29%) Computer Science
3 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (35.71%) Artificial Intelligence
3 5 (35.71%) Law
3 5 (35.71%) Legal
3 5 (35.71%) PhD
3 5 (35.71%) SQL
4 4 (28.57%) Web Services
4 4 (28.57%) Games
4 4 (28.57%) MVC
4 4 (28.57%) MongoDB
4 4 (28.57%) Analytics
4 4 (28.57%) ServiceStack
5 3 (21.43%) CSS3
5 3 (21.43%) Online Betting
5 3 (21.43%) Multithreading
5 3 (21.43%) HTML5
5 3 (21.43%) OOP
5 3 (21.43%) OO
5 3 (21.43%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (14.29%) jQuery
7 1 (7.14%) Android
7 1 (7.14%) Windows Phone 8

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) MongoDB
2 3 (21.43%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
1 1 (7.14%) Subversion
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5 (35.71%) Law
1 5 (35.71%) Legal
2 4 (28.57%) Games
3 3 (21.43%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (64.29%) HTML
1 9 (64.29%) .NET
1 9 (64.29%) CSS
2 4 (28.57%) Web Services
2 4 (28.57%) ServiceStack
3 3 (21.43%) HTML5
3 3 (21.43%) CSS3
4 2 (14.29%) jQuery
5 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (7.14%) LINQ
5 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (64.29%) Computer Science
2 5 (35.71%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Android
1 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Phone 8
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (28.57%) MVC
3 4 (28.57%) Analytics
4 3 (21.43%) Multithreading
4 3 (21.43%) OOP
4 3 (21.43%) OO
5 1 (7.14%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) C#
1 9 (64.29%) JavaScript
2 5 (35.71%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
3 1 (7.14%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (64.29%) Degree
2 5 (35.71%) PhD
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.14%) Telerik