The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the North East 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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 50 40 32
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 27 30 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 3.32% 4.57% 5.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.40% 4.69% 5.57%
Number of salaries quoted 25 30 39
Average salary £30,000 £40,000 £34,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +16.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £32,500 £29,700
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Software Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the North East 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
North East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
793 639 718
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 97.42% 97.41% 97.16%
Number of salaries quoted 586 557 618
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in the North East

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

Software Engineer Salary Trend in the North East

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the North East region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in the North East

Software Engineer
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the North East region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
Tyne and Wear +8 27 £30,000 -16.66% 6
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the North East 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 50 (86.21%) Software Engineering
2 35 (60.34%) Java
3 24 (41.38%) Computer Science
4 23 (39.66%) C++
5 18 (31.03%) SQL
6 16 (27.59%) Mathematics
7 14 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (22.41%) Banking
8 13 (22.41%) Mobile Commerce
8 13 (22.41%) C#
8 13 (22.41%) Mobile Banking
8 13 (22.41%) Mobile Payment
9 12 (20.69%) JavaScript
9 12 (20.69%) Linux
10 11 (18.97%) Python
10 11 (18.97%) JUnit
10 11 (18.97%) Spring
11 10 (17.24%) .NET
11 10 (17.24%) OO
11 10 (17.24%) CSS
12 9 (15.52%) HTML
12 9 (15.52%) Degree
12 9 (15.52%) QA
12 9 (15.52%) Image Processing
13 8 (13.79%) Android
13 8 (13.79%) Apple iOS
13 8 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (13.79%) J2EE
13 8 (13.79%) Hibernate
14 7 (12.07%) Windows

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the North East 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 3 (5.17%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.45%) IIS
2 2 (3.45%) Moodle
3 1 (1.72%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.45%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.62%) MySQL
2 4 (6.90%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.72%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (18.97%) JUnit
2 6 (10.34%) Eclipse
2 6 (10.34%) CruiseControl
2 6 (10.34%) JIRA
3 4 (6.90%) Visual Studio
4 3 (5.17%) Ant
4 3 (5.17%) Maven
5 2 (3.45%) Hudson
5 2 (3.45%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.45%) Selenium
5 2 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (3.45%) TestNG
5 2 (3.45%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.72%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.72%) Subversion
General
1 13 (22.41%) Banking
2 5 (8.62%) Games
3 3 (5.17%) Multimedia
4 2 (3.45%) Electronics
4 2 (3.45%) Finance
4 2 (3.45%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.72%) Advertising
5 1 (1.72%) Publishing
5 1 (1.72%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.97%) Spring
2 10 (17.24%) CSS
2 10 (17.24%) .NET
3 9 (15.52%) HTML
4 8 (13.79%) J2EE
4 8 (13.79%) Hibernate
5 5 (8.62%) .NET Framework
5 5 (8.62%) ASP.NET
5 5 (8.62%) OpenGL
5 5 (8.62%) SOAP
5 5 (8.62%) iOS SDK
6 4 (6.90%) WinForms
7 3 (5.17%) Spring MVC
7 3 (5.17%) XML
7 3 (5.17%) HTML5
7 3 (5.17%) CSS3
8 2 (3.45%) Backbone.js
8 2 (3.45%) REST
8 2 (3.45%) HTML5 Canvas
8 2 (3.45%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 24 (41.38%) Computer Science
2 16 (27.59%) Mathematics
3 13 (22.41%) Mobile Banking
3 13 (22.41%) Mobile Payment
4 8 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (12.07%) Mobile App
6 6 (10.34%) Physics
7 5 (8.62%) Visualisation
8 3 (5.17%) User Experience
9 2 (3.45%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (3.45%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 1 (1.72%) Statistics
10 1 (1.72%) Open Source
10 1 (1.72%) Learning Management System
10 1 (1.72%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 12 (20.69%) Linux
2 8 (13.79%) Android
2 8 (13.79%) Apple iOS
3 7 (12.07%) Windows
4 3 (5.17%) Windows Phone
5 2 (3.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (86.21%) Software Engineering
2 14 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (22.41%) Mobile Commerce
4 10 (17.24%) OO
5 9 (15.52%) Image Processing
6 7 (12.07%) Unit Testing
7 6 (10.34%) TDD
7 6 (10.34%) MVC
7 6 (10.34%) Scrum
8 5 (8.62%) Multithreading
8 5 (8.62%) 3D Visualisation
9 4 (6.90%) Product Management
9 4 (6.90%) Data Analysis
9 4 (6.90%) Web Development
10 3 (5.17%) OOD
10 3 (5.17%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (5.17%) Automated Testing
10 3 (5.17%) Test Automation
10 3 (5.17%) Responsive Web Design
10 3 (5.17%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 35 (60.34%) Java
2 23 (39.66%) C++
3 18 (31.03%) SQL
4 13 (22.41%) C#
5 12 (20.69%) JavaScript
6 11 (18.97%) Python
7 7 (12.07%) PHP
8 5 (8.62%) Perl
9 4 (6.90%) VB
9 4 (6.90%) VB.NET
10 3 (5.17%) C
11 2 (3.45%) T-SQL
11 2 (3.45%) Embedded C
11 2 (3.45%) Shell Script
11 2 (3.45%) VB6
12 1 (1.72%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 9 (15.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.52%) QA
2 6 (10.34%) PCI DSS
2 6 (10.34%) ISO 9001
2 6 (10.34%) TickIT
2 6 (10.34%) ISO/IEC 12207
2 6 (10.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 4 (6.90%) Oracle
2 3 (5.17%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.45%) Blackboard
4 1 (1.72%) Perforce
4 1 (1.72%) Zend
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