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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 55 45 31
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 21 30 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 2.46% 4.54% 5.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.55% 4.70% 5.19%
Number of salaries quoted 19 30 39
Average salary £27,500 £36,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.65% +10.60%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £32,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £41,600 £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
825 638 771
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 96.72% 96.52% 97.23%
Number of salaries quoted 592 538 658
Average salary £33,500 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.21% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £23,400
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £62,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +2 21 £27,500 -23.61% 6
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 55 (94.83%) Software Engineering
2 31 (53.45%) Java
3 22 (37.93%) C++
4 21 (36.21%) SQL
5 16 (27.59%) C#
5 16 (27.59%) Linux
6 14 (24.14%) Spring
6 14 (24.14%) Computer Science
7 12 (20.69%) JUnit
7 12 (20.69%) Image Processing
8 11 (18.97%) JavaScript
8 11 (18.97%) J2EE
8 11 (18.97%) Hibernate
9 10 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (17.24%) .NET
10 9 (15.52%) PHP
10 9 (15.52%) TDD
10 9 (15.52%) Mathematics
11 8 (13.79%) Unit Testing
11 8 (13.79%) Multithreading
11 8 (13.79%) CSS
11 8 (13.79%) OO
11 8 (13.79%) Python
11 8 (13.79%) Scrum
11 8 (13.79%) OpenGL
11 8 (13.79%) Visualisation
11 8 (13.79%) 3D Visualisation
12 7 (12.07%) Eclipse
12 7 (12.07%) Games
12 7 (12.07%) C

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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%) Moodle
2 2 (3.45%) IIS
3 1 (1.72%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.45%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.34%) MySQL
2 4 (6.90%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.17%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (5.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.72%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (20.69%) JUnit
2 7 (12.07%) Eclipse
2 7 (12.07%) CruiseControl
2 7 (12.07%) 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%) TestNG
5 2 (3.45%) Selenium
5 2 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.72%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.72%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (12.07%) Games
2 4 (6.90%) Electronics
3 2 (3.45%) Banking
3 2 (3.45%) Finance
3 2 (3.45%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.72%) Advertising
4 1 (1.72%) Publishing
4 1 (1.72%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (24.14%) Spring
2 11 (18.97%) J2EE
2 11 (18.97%) Hibernate
3 10 (17.24%) .NET
4 8 (13.79%) CSS
4 8 (13.79%) OpenGL
5 7 (12.07%) HTML
6 5 (8.62%) SOAP
6 5 (8.62%) ASP.NET
6 5 (8.62%) .NET Framework
7 4 (6.90%) XML
7 4 (6.90%) WinForms
8 3 (5.17%) XHTML
8 3 (5.17%) Spring MVC
9 2 (3.45%) Backbone.js
9 2 (3.45%) HTML5 Canvas
9 2 (3.45%) REST
9 2 (3.45%) Ajax
9 2 (3.45%) Flash
9 2 (3.45%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (24.14%) Computer Science
2 9 (15.52%) Mathematics
3 8 (13.79%) Visualisation
4 7 (12.07%) Physics
5 4 (6.90%) Embedded Systems
5 4 (6.90%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 3 (5.17%) Mobile App
7 2 (3.45%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (3.45%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (1.72%) 3D Graphics
8 1 (1.72%) VLE
8 1 (1.72%) Statistics
8 1 (1.72%) GPGPU
8 1 (1.72%) Open Source
8 1 (1.72%) Learning Management System
8 1 (1.72%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 16 (27.59%) Linux
2 6 (10.34%) Windows
3 2 (3.45%) UNIX
4 1 (1.72%) Android
4 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (94.83%) Software Engineering
2 12 (20.69%) Image Processing
3 10 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (15.52%) TDD
5 8 (13.79%) Unit Testing
5 8 (13.79%) Multithreading
5 8 (13.79%) OO
5 8 (13.79%) Scrum
5 8 (13.79%) 3D Visualisation
6 6 (10.34%) MVC
7 5 (8.62%) OOD
8 4 (6.90%) Product Management
8 4 (6.90%) Static Code Analysis
8 4 (6.90%) Data Analysis
8 4 (6.90%) OOA/OOD
8 4 (6.90%) Quality Management
9 3 (5.17%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (5.17%) Automated Testing
10 2 (3.45%) Performance Testing
10 2 (3.45%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (53.45%) Java
2 22 (37.93%) C++
3 21 (36.21%) SQL
4 16 (27.59%) C#
5 11 (18.97%) JavaScript
6 9 (15.52%) PHP
7 8 (13.79%) Python
8 7 (12.07%) C
9 6 (10.34%) Perl
10 4 (6.90%) Embedded C
10 4 (6.90%) VB
10 4 (6.90%) VB.NET
11 2 (3.45%) Ruby
11 2 (3.45%) VB6
11 2 (3.45%) T-SQL
11 2 (3.45%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.72%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 7 (12.07%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.90%) QA
2 1 (1.72%) TickIT
2 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 12207
2 1 (1.72%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.72%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 5 (8.62%) Oracle
2 3 (5.17%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.45%) Blackboard
4 1 (1.72%) Zend
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