The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 119 103 86
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 134 159 217
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.87% 2.20% 2.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.98% 2.32% 3.01%
Number of salaries quoted 126 148 197
Average salary £37,500 £34,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.29% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £48,200
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Job Titles Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6783 6860 7214
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.77% 94.75% 96.25%
Number of salaries quoted 5504 5868 6344
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Software Engineer
England

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 30 July 2014.

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 30 July 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
Manchester -5 85 £39,500 +16.17% 11
Cheshire -2 41 £32,500 -2.25% 3
Merseyside -10 6 £40,000 +33.33% 2
Lancashire -15 2 £24,000 -31.42% 1
Cumbria - 1 £45,000 - 1
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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.

1 254 (86.39%) Software Engineering
2 145 (49.32%) C#
3 135 (45.92%) .NET
4 125 (42.52%) SQL
5 91 (30.95%) C++
6 77 (26.19%) Java
6 77 (26.19%) SQL Server
7 72 (24.49%) Linux
8 62 (21.09%) Microsoft
9 61 (20.75%) Windows
9 61 (20.75%) HTML
10 59 (20.07%) JavaScript
10 59 (20.07%) OO
11 50 (17.01%) Python
12 45 (15.31%) C
13 44 (14.97%) Web Services
14 43 (14.63%) ASP.NET
14 43 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
14 43 (14.63%) TDD
15 39 (13.27%) Visual Studio
15 39 (13.27%) WCF
15 39 (13.27%) WPF
16 37 (12.59%) .NET Framework
17 36 (12.24%) Degree
18 34 (11.56%) Automated Testing
18 34 (11.56%) Unit Testing
19 33 (11.22%) QA
20 31 (10.54%) WinForms
20 31 (10.54%) CSS
21 30 (10.20%) Continuous Integration

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 12 (4.08%) IIS
2 9 (3.06%) Tomcat
3 7 (2.38%) WebSphere
4 5 (1.70%) Oracle Spatial
4 5 (1.70%) Apache
5 3 (1.02%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.34%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.34%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.34%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.34%) Liferay
6 1 (0.34%) Node.js
6 1 (0.34%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.34%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 25 (8.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.70%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.74%) Amazon EC2
1 11 (3.74%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (3.40%) SaaS
3 7 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.34%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.34%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.44%) Internet
2 12 (4.08%) HTTP
3 10 (3.40%) Firewall
3 10 (3.40%) SMTP
3 10 (3.40%) DNS
4 7 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (1.36%) Intranet
6 1 (0.34%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.34%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (26.19%) SQL Server
2 25 (8.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (7.14%) MySQL
4 20 (6.80%) Relational Database
5 19 (6.46%) PostgreSQL
6 15 (5.10%) SQL Server 2005
7 11 (3.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (3.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 10 (3.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 10 (3.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (3.06%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (3.06%) Big Data
10 7 (2.38%) Apache Hive
10 7 (2.38%) Hadoop
11 4 (1.36%) NoSQL
11 4 (1.36%) Redis
11 4 (1.36%) RDBMS
12 3 (1.02%) Data Mining
12 3 (1.02%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.68%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 39 (13.27%) Visual Studio
2 30 (10.20%) Git (software)
3 21 (7.14%) Subversion
4 18 (6.12%) JUnit
5 16 (5.44%) Team Foundation Server
6 15 (5.10%) Maven
7 12 (4.08%) Jenkins
8 11 (3.74%) Selenium
9 10 (3.40%) JMeter
10 7 (2.38%) Eclipse
10 7 (2.38%) Mercurial
11 6 (2.04%) Oracle Forms
12 5 (1.70%) Gerrit
13 4 (1.36%) Gradle
14 3 (1.02%) NUnit
14 3 (1.02%) SCons
14 3 (1.02%) Hudson
14 3 (1.02%) Moq
14 3 (1.02%) FxCop
14 3 (1.02%) StyleCop
General
1 26 (8.84%) Games
2 20 (6.80%) Finance
3 8 (2.72%) Pharmaceutical
3 8 (2.72%) Retail
3 8 (2.72%) Automotive
4 7 (2.38%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.38%) Electronics
5 5 (1.70%) Marketing
6 4 (1.36%) Military
7 2 (0.68%) Online Betting
7 2 (0.68%) Advertising
8 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.34%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (45.92%) .NET
2 61 (20.75%) HTML
3 44 (14.97%) Web Services
4 43 (14.63%) ASP.NET
5 39 (13.27%) WCF
5 39 (13.27%) WPF
6 37 (12.59%) .NET Framework
7 31 (10.54%) WinForms
7 31 (10.54%) CSS
8 29 (9.86%) LINQ
9 28 (9.52%) Spring
9 28 (9.52%) jQuery
9 28 (9.52%) HTML5
10 21 (7.14%) XML
10 21 (7.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 15 (5.10%) ASP.NET MVC
12 14 (4.76%) Ninject
13 13 (4.42%) Silverlight
14 12 (4.08%) J2EE
14 12 (4.08%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.82%) 3D Graphics
1 23 (7.82%) Computer Science
2 22 (7.48%) Enterprise Software
3 18 (6.12%) Animation
4 11 (3.74%) Mobile App
5 10 (3.40%) N-Tier
6 8 (2.72%) Client/Server
7 7 (2.38%) Mathematics
8 6 (2.04%) SystemC
9 5 (1.70%) GIS
9 5 (1.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (1.70%) Physics
9 5 (1.70%) Embedded Systems
9 5 (1.70%) CUDA
10 4 (1.36%) New Media
10 4 (1.36%) Streaming Media
11 3 (1.02%) Blog
11 3 (1.02%) Open Source
12 2 (0.68%) Social Media
12 2 (0.68%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 72 (24.49%) Linux
2 61 (20.75%) Windows
3 27 (9.18%) Mac OS X
4 18 (6.12%) Android
5 17 (5.78%) Apple iOS
6 6 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.02%) UNIX
7 3 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.02%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.68%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.34%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.34%) AIX
9 1 (0.34%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.34%) Windows Phone 8
9 1 (0.34%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (86.39%) Software Engineering
2 59 (20.07%) OO
3 43 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (14.63%) TDD
4 34 (11.56%) Automated Testing
4 34 (11.56%) Unit Testing
5 30 (10.20%) Continuous Integration
6 29 (9.86%) Scrum
7 28 (9.52%) OOD
8 24 (8.16%) SOA
8 24 (8.16%) MVC
9 19 (6.46%) Multithreading
10 18 (6.12%) Load Testing
11 16 (5.44%) Time Management
12 13 (4.42%) Project Management
12 13 (4.42%) OOP
12 13 (4.42%) 3D Modelling
13 12 (4.08%) Integration Testing
13 12 (4.08%) E-Commerce
13 12 (4.08%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 145 (49.32%) C#
2 125 (42.52%) SQL
3 91 (30.95%) C++
4 77 (26.19%) Java
5 59 (20.07%) JavaScript
6 50 (17.01%) Python
7 45 (15.31%) C
8 23 (7.82%) Ruby
9 22 (7.48%) PHP
10 19 (6.46%) Perl
11 10 (3.40%) VB.NET
12 7 (2.38%) PL/SQL
12 7 (2.38%) Lua
13 6 (2.04%) XPath
14 5 (1.70%) Objective-C
14 5 (1.70%) T-SQL
15 3 (1.02%) Shell Script
15 3 (1.02%) VC++
15 3 (1.02%) Groovy
16 2 (0.68%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 36 (12.24%) Degree
2 8 (2.72%) ISEB
2 8 (2.72%) ISTQB
3 6 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.36%) MCP
4 4 (1.36%) MCPD
4 4 (1.36%) MCTS
5 2 (0.68%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.68%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.68%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (11.22%) QA
2 5 (1.70%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.34%) DO-178B
System Software
1 3 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (1.02%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 5 (1.70%) Puppet
2 2 (0.68%) Hyperic
3 1 (0.34%) CFEngine
3 1 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 62 (21.09%) Microsoft
2 24 (8.16%) Oracle
3 7 (2.38%) BT
4 6 (2.04%) Red Hat
5 5 (1.70%) Perforce
5 5 (1.70%) Rackspace
6 4 (1.36%) JBoss
7 3 (1.02%) Wonderware
7 3 (1.02%) VMware
8 2 (0.68%) Remedy
9 1 (0.34%) Google
9 1 (0.34%) Telerik
9 1 (0.34%) Sony
9 1 (0.34%) IBM
9 1 (0.34%) Compuware
9 1 (0.34%) HP
9 1 (0.34%) SAP
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