The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the North West 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 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 118 125 103
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 139 131 182
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.16% 1.86% 2.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.27% 1.96% 2.54%
Number of salaries quoted 125 122 173
Average salary £40,000 £37,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% +13.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £58,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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 West 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 West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6123 6681 7159
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.23% 94.83% 95.50%
Number of salaries quoted 4987 5410 6136
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
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 West

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

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Software Engineer Salary Trend in the North West

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the North West region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in the North West

Software Engineer
Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 1 July 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
Manchester +14 92 £37,500 - 19
Cheshire -30 21 £44,000 +35.38% 2
Lancashire +2 19 £47,500 +97.91% 4
Merseyside +16 5 £32,000 -20.00% 1
Cumbria - 5 £29,000 - 1
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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.

1 271 (92.18%) Software Engineering
2 123 (41.84%) C++
2 123 (41.84%) Degree
3 122 (41.50%) Java
4 119 (40.48%) C#
5 99 (33.67%) SQL
6 96 (32.65%) Agile Software Development
7 95 (32.31%) Linux
8 91 (30.95%) .NET
9 84 (28.57%) C
10 77 (26.19%) SQL Server
11 74 (25.17%) OO
12 69 (23.47%) TDD
13 63 (21.43%) XML
13 63 (21.43%) JavaScript
14 57 (19.39%) ASP.NET
15 52 (17.69%) MVC
16 50 (17.01%) Finance
16 50 (17.01%) Analytical Skills
17 49 (16.67%) Windows
18 47 (15.99%) SOAP
19 46 (15.65%) Relational Database
20 45 (15.31%) SDLC
20 45 (15.31%) UNIX
21 43 (14.63%) Hibernate
21 43 (14.63%) Spring
22 42 (14.29%) REST
23 39 (13.27%) Enterprise Software
23 39 (13.27%) WPF
23 39 (13.27%) Unit Testing

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

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 15 (5.10%) Apache
2 5 (1.70%) Tomcat
2 5 (1.70%) IIS
2 5 (1.70%) CMS
3 4 (1.36%) JBoss
4 3 (1.02%) WordPress
4 3 (1.02%) Facebook Platform
5 2 (0.68%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.68%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.68%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.34%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.34%) WinCC
Applications
1 6 (2.04%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.02%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.68%) SaaS
2 2 (0.68%) GitHub
3 1 (0.34%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.34%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.10%) Network Security
2 8 (2.72%) Bluetooth
2 8 (2.72%) GPRS
2 8 (2.72%) GSM
2 8 (2.72%) UMTS
2 8 (2.72%) VoIP
2 8 (2.72%) WLAN
2 8 (2.72%) DVB
2 8 (2.72%) Wi-Fi
2 8 (2.72%) NFC
3 4 (1.36%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.36%) VPN
4 3 (1.02%) HTTP
5 2 (0.68%) DNS
6 1 (0.34%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.34%) Intranet
6 1 (0.34%) Internet
6 1 (0.34%) Firewall
6 1 (0.34%) SMTP
6 1 (0.34%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (26.19%) SQL Server
2 46 (15.65%) Relational Database
3 29 (9.86%) RDBMS
4 16 (5.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (5.44%) MySQL
5 10 (3.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.70%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.02%) EDRMS
8 3 (1.02%) Big Data
9 2 (0.68%) JasperReports
9 2 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.34%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.34%) DB2
10 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.34%) SQLPlus
10 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 34 (11.56%) Maven
2 22 (7.48%) Visual Studio
3 17 (5.78%) NUnit
3 17 (5.78%) MSTest
4 15 (5.10%) Git (software)
5 14 (4.76%) Selenium
6 11 (3.74%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (3.40%) Jenkins
8 8 (2.72%) Subversion
8 8 (2.72%) JIRA
9 7 (2.38%) TeamCity
9 7 (2.38%) JUnit
9 7 (2.38%) Eclipse
9 7 (2.38%) Hudson
10 5 (1.70%) Ant
11 4 (1.36%) PVCS
12 3 (1.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 2 (0.68%) Gradle
13 2 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 2 (0.68%) CruiseControl
General
1 50 (17.01%) Finance
2 29 (9.86%) Retail
3 15 (5.10%) Electronics
4 13 (4.42%) Telecoms
4 13 (4.42%) Games
5 11 (3.74%) Manufacturing
6 10 (3.40%) Banking
7 9 (3.06%) Automotive
8 8 (2.72%) Publishing
8 8 (2.72%) Multimedia
9 5 (1.70%) Law
9 5 (1.70%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (1.36%) Marketing
11 2 (0.68%) Military
11 2 (0.68%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.68%) Billing
11 2 (0.68%) Avionics
12 1 (0.34%) Arabic Language
12 1 (0.34%) French Language
12 1 (0.34%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (30.95%) .NET
2 63 (21.43%) XML
3 57 (19.39%) ASP.NET
4 47 (15.99%) SOAP
5 43 (14.63%) Hibernate
5 43 (14.63%) Spring
6 42 (14.29%) REST
7 39 (13.27%) WPF
7 39 (13.27%) HTML
8 36 (12.24%) Web Services
9 35 (11.90%) JMS
10 34 (11.56%) WSDL
10 34 (11.56%) Servlets
10 34 (11.56%) ActiveMQ
10 34 (11.56%) JSON
10 34 (11.56%) RabbitMQ
11 32 (10.88%) WCF
12 31 (10.54%) RESTful
13 25 (8.50%) jQuery
13 25 (8.50%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 50 (17.01%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (13.27%) Enterprise Software
3 24 (8.16%) Mathematics
3 24 (8.16%) Computer Science
4 17 (5.78%) Physics
4 17 (5.78%) Algorithms
5 12 (4.08%) Animation
5 12 (4.08%) Device Driver
6 11 (3.74%) N-Tier
6 11 (3.74%) User Experience
7 9 (3.06%) 3D Graphics
8 8 (2.72%) MPEG
8 8 (2.72%) iPhone
9 6 (2.04%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.70%) Embedded Systems
11 4 (1.36%) Replication
12 3 (1.02%) NHS
12 3 (1.02%) W3C
12 3 (1.02%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.68%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 95 (32.31%) Linux
2 49 (16.67%) Windows
3 45 (15.31%) UNIX
4 15 (5.10%) Android
5 8 (2.72%) Windows 7
5 8 (2.72%) Apple iOS
5 8 (2.72%) Windows 8
5 8 (2.72%) Windows Mobile
5 8 (2.72%) Nucleus RTOS
6 5 (1.70%) Embedded Linux
6 5 (1.70%) Windows CE
6 5 (1.70%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.34%) CentOS
7 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 271 (92.18%) Software Engineering
2 96 (32.65%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (25.17%) OO
4 69 (23.47%) TDD
5 52 (17.69%) MVC
6 45 (15.31%) SDLC
7 39 (13.27%) Unit Testing
8 37 (12.59%) Scrum
9 33 (11.22%) E-Commerce
10 27 (9.18%) MVVM
11 25 (8.50%) Logistics
12 24 (8.16%) Software Architecture
13 23 (7.82%) Continuous Integration
14 22 (7.48%) OOD
15 21 (7.14%) UML
16 20 (6.80%) Multithreading
17 15 (5.10%) Automated Testing
18 13 (4.42%) Mentoring
19 12 (4.08%) Functional Programming
19 12 (4.08%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 123 (41.84%) C++
2 122 (41.50%) Java
3 119 (40.48%) C#
4 99 (33.67%) SQL
5 84 (28.57%) C
6 63 (21.43%) JavaScript
7 28 (9.52%) Python
8 23 (7.82%) T-SQL
9 21 (7.14%) PHP
10 14 (4.76%) PL/SQL
10 14 (4.76%) Scala
11 10 (3.40%) Embedded C
12 9 (3.06%) Embedded C++
12 9 (3.06%) R
13 7 (2.38%) XAML
13 7 (2.38%) VB.NET
13 7 (2.38%) Perl
14 6 (2.04%) VB
15 4 (1.36%) Ruby
15 4 (1.36%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 123 (41.84%) Degree
2 6 (2.04%) HND
3 5 (1.70%) HNC
3 5 (1.70%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.02%) Chartered Engineer
5 3 (1.02%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.68%) MCPD
6 2 (0.68%) MCSD
7 1 (0.34%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.10%) QA
2 6 (2.04%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.02%) TickIT
3 3 (1.02%) GAMP
3 3 (1.02%) ISO 9000
3 3 (1.02%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (1.36%) Firmware
1 4 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.02%) Docker
3 2 (0.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.34%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.34%) XenApp
4 1 (0.34%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (1.70%) Puppet
2 2 (0.68%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.34%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 24 (8.16%) Microsoft
2 10 (3.40%) Oracle
3 8 (2.72%) Symbian
4 4 (1.36%) Business Objects
4 4 (1.36%) DevExpress
4 4 (1.36%) VMware
5 3 (1.02%) Facebook
5 3 (1.02%) Twitter
5 3 (1.02%) Perforce
6 2 (0.68%) Citrix
7 1 (0.34%) Siemens
7 1 (0.34%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.34%) Apple
7 1 (0.34%) BT
7 1 (0.34%) SAP
7 1 (0.34%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.34%) Wonderware
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