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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 127 140 95
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -45
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 140 122 161
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.08% 1.66% 2.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.18% 1.75% 2.49%
Number of salaries quoted 126 114 144
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +10.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,750 £27,500 £28,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £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
6429 6960 6464
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.60% 94.84% 94.30%
Number of salaries quoted 5344 5645 5548
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 £24,000 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +22 100 £37,500 -5.06% 17
Cheshire +3 30 £40,000 +23.07% 4
Lancashire +8 9 £32,500 +18.18%
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 260 (93.53%) Software Engineering
2 123 (44.24%) Java
3 117 (42.09%) C++
4 104 (37.41%) C#
5 101 (36.33%) Agile Software Development
6 100 (35.97%) SQL
7 90 (32.37%) Degree
8 89 (32.01%) Linux
9 80 (28.78%) C
10 76 (27.34%) .NET
11 63 (22.66%) JavaScript
12 62 (22.30%) TDD
13 61 (21.94%) ASP.NET
14 59 (21.22%) SQL Server
14 59 (21.22%) OO
15 55 (19.78%) XML
16 50 (17.99%) Spring
17 49 (17.63%) MVC
17 49 (17.63%) Hibernate
17 49 (17.63%) Scrum
17 49 (17.63%) Windows
18 46 (16.55%) SDLC
19 45 (16.19%) SOAP
19 45 (16.19%) Finance
20 43 (15.47%) Web Services
20 43 (15.47%) Enterprise Software
21 39 (14.03%) jQuery
22 38 (13.67%) Analytical Skills
23 37 (13.31%) HTML
23 37 (13.31%) REST

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 16 (5.76%) Apache
2 13 (4.68%) Tomcat
3 6 (2.16%) CMS
4 4 (1.44%) IIS
5 3 (1.08%) JBoss
5 3 (1.08%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.08%) WordPress
6 2 (0.72%) Lync
6 2 (0.72%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.36%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.36%) CICS
7 1 (0.36%) Node.js
7 1 (0.36%) Apache ServiceMix
7 1 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.36%) Kentico
Applications
1 5 (1.80%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.44%) SaaS
2 3 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.72%) GitHub
3 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.36%) Route 53
4 1 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.88%) Bluetooth
1 8 (2.88%) GPRS
1 8 (2.88%) GSM
1 8 (2.88%) UMTS
1 8 (2.88%) VoIP
1 8 (2.88%) WLAN
1 8 (2.88%) DVB
1 8 (2.88%) Wi-Fi
1 8 (2.88%) NFC
2 5 (1.80%) VPN
3 4 (1.44%) Network Security
4 3 (1.08%) Internet
5 2 (0.72%) DNS
5 2 (0.72%) SSL
6 1 (0.36%) PPTP
6 1 (0.36%) HTTP
6 1 (0.36%) OpenVPN
6 1 (0.36%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (21.22%) SQL Server
2 35 (12.59%) Relational Database
3 22 (7.91%) RDBMS
4 19 (6.83%) MySQL
5 11 (3.96%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (2.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.08%) JasperReports
7 3 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.08%) EDRMS
7 3 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.08%) Big Data
8 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.72%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.72%) DB2
8 2 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.72%) SQLite
8 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.36%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 29 (10.43%) Maven
2 25 (8.99%) Git (software)
3 23 (8.27%) NUnit
4 21 (7.55%) Visual Studio
4 21 (7.55%) MSTest
5 19 (6.83%) Jenkins
6 18 (6.47%) Selenium
7 11 (3.96%) JIRA
7 11 (3.96%) Subversion
8 10 (3.60%) Eclipse
9 9 (3.24%) JUnit
9 9 (3.24%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (2.52%) TeamCity
10 7 (2.52%) Ant
10 7 (2.52%) Hudson
11 4 (1.44%) Gradle
12 3 (1.08%) Gerrit
12 3 (1.08%) CruiseControl
13 2 (0.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 2 (0.72%) ClearCase
General
1 45 (16.19%) Finance
2 30 (10.79%) Retail
3 15 (5.40%) Manufacturing
4 11 (3.96%) Games
5 8 (2.88%) Multimedia
5 8 (2.88%) Automotive
6 7 (2.52%) Electronics
7 4 (1.44%) Marketing
8 3 (1.08%) Back Office
8 3 (1.08%) Law
8 3 (1.08%) Banking
9 2 (0.72%) Avionics
9 2 (0.72%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.72%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.72%) Military
9 2 (0.72%) Publishing
10 1 (0.36%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.36%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (27.34%) .NET
2 61 (21.94%) ASP.NET
3 55 (19.78%) XML
4 50 (17.99%) Spring
5 49 (17.63%) Hibernate
6 45 (16.19%) SOAP
7 43 (15.47%) Web Services
8 39 (14.03%) jQuery
9 37 (13.31%) REST
9 37 (13.31%) HTML
10 35 (12.59%) J2EE
10 35 (12.59%) WPF
11 34 (12.23%) WCF
12 31 (11.15%) CSS
13 30 (10.79%) Java EE
13 30 (10.79%) RESTful
14 27 (9.71%) JSON
14 27 (9.71%) AngularJS
15 25 (8.99%) RabbitMQ
15 25 (8.99%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 43 (15.47%) Enterprise Software
2 38 (13.67%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (6.83%) Computer Science
4 15 (5.40%) Animation
5 14 (5.04%) Mathematics
6 13 (4.68%) N-Tier
7 9 (3.24%) 3D Graphics
7 9 (3.24%) iPhone
8 8 (2.88%) Physics
8 8 (2.88%) Device Driver
8 8 (2.88%) MPEG
9 5 (1.80%) Embedded Systems
9 5 (1.80%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.44%) NHS
11 3 (1.08%) W3C
12 2 (0.72%) DTV
12 2 (0.72%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.72%) Replication
12 2 (0.72%) Algorithms
13 1 (0.36%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 89 (32.01%) Linux
2 49 (17.63%) Windows
3 33 (11.87%) UNIX
4 22 (7.91%) Android
5 12 (4.32%) Apple iOS
6 9 (3.24%) Windows Mobile
7 8 (2.88%) Nucleus RTOS
7 8 (2.88%) Windows 8
7 8 (2.88%) Windows 7
8 5 (1.80%) Embedded Linux
8 5 (1.80%) Mac OS X
9 4 (1.44%) Windows CE
10 3 (1.08%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.36%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.36%) CentOS
12 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 260 (93.53%) Software Engineering
2 101 (36.33%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (22.30%) TDD
4 59 (21.22%) OO
5 49 (17.63%) MVC
5 49 (17.63%) Scrum
6 46 (16.55%) SDLC
7 33 (11.87%) Continuous Integration
8 30 (10.79%) E-Commerce
9 29 (10.43%) Unit Testing
9 29 (10.43%) MVVM
10 27 (9.71%) Logistics
11 23 (8.27%) Software Architecture
12 21 (7.55%) Mentoring
13 19 (6.83%) UML
14 15 (5.40%) Project Planning
15 14 (5.04%) Use Case
16 13 (4.68%) RUP
16 13 (4.68%) DSDM
16 13 (4.68%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 123 (44.24%) Java
2 117 (42.09%) C++
3 104 (37.41%) C#
4 100 (35.97%) SQL
5 80 (28.78%) C
6 63 (22.66%) JavaScript
7 29 (10.43%) Python
8 24 (8.63%) T-SQL
9 23 (8.27%) PHP
10 21 (7.55%) PL/SQL
11 12 (4.32%) VB.NET
11 12 (4.32%) Scala
12 9 (3.24%) R
13 6 (2.16%) Perl
14 5 (1.80%) PowerShell
14 5 (1.80%) Embedded C
15 4 (1.44%) Delphi
16 3 (1.08%) Embedded C++
16 3 (1.08%) Ruby
17 2 (0.72%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 90 (32.37%) Degree
2 6 (2.16%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.08%) Chartered Engineer
3 3 (1.08%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.08%) HNC
3 3 (1.08%) HND
4 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.72%) MCPD
4 2 (0.72%) MCP
4 2 (0.72%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.88%) QA
2 4 (1.44%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.08%) ISO 9000
3 3 (1.08%) TickIT
3 3 (1.08%) IEC 61508
4 2 (0.72%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.44%) Docker
3 3 (1.08%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.72%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.36%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.36%) XenApp
5 1 (0.36%) vSphere
5 1 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (2.16%) Puppet
2 2 (0.72%) Vagrant
2 2 (0.72%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.36%) SCOM
3 1 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.36%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 19 (6.83%) Oracle
1 19 (6.83%) Microsoft
2 9 (3.24%) Symbian
3 6 (2.16%) VMware
4 4 (1.44%) DevExpress
5 3 (1.08%) Perforce
5 3 (1.08%) Wonderware
6 2 (0.72%) SAP
6 2 (0.72%) Citrix
7 1 (0.36%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.36%) IBM
7 1 (0.36%) Zend
7 1 (0.36%) Sitecore
Stockport, Cheshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £24000 - £45000 per annum + + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: Competive, Pension, Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Oldham, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £22k per year + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Market leading career path
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £36000 - £42000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Runcorn
Sanderson
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £33000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 12 days ago
Stockport
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Greater Manchester
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Outsourcery Hosting Ltd
Salary: £30,000 per annum plus Bonus, Pension, Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £46000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £44000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Manchester
First Recruitment Group
Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 per year
Posted: 24 days ago