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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 137 99 87
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -12
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 120 165 227
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.63% 2.40% 3.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.72% 2.56% 3.18%
Number of salaries quoted 112 148 192
Average salary £37,500 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £45,000 £47,500
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 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
6959 6446 7140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.69% 93.92% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 5706 5546 6124
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,800 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +3.37%

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 16 September 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 16 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
Manchester -2 85 £39,500 +21.53% 16
Cheshire -49 21 £35,000 +2.94% 7
Merseyside +4 7 £40,000 +33.33%
Lancashire -19 5 £27,500 -21.42%
Cumbria - 1 £45,000 -
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 210 (82.35%) Software Engineering
2 116 (45.49%) C#
3 108 (42.35%) .NET
4 100 (39.22%) SQL
5 84 (32.94%) Java
5 84 (32.94%) Agile Software Development
6 75 (29.41%) C++
7 73 (28.63%) Linux
8 67 (26.27%) SQL Server
9 59 (23.14%) Windows
10 57 (22.35%) HTML
11 54 (21.18%) JavaScript
12 49 (19.22%) Web Services
13 43 (16.86%) Microsoft
13 43 (16.86%) Degree
14 38 (14.90%) Python
15 37 (14.51%) OO
16 36 (14.12%) ASP.NET
17 35 (13.73%) QA
17 35 (13.73%) WCF
17 35 (13.73%) Games
17 35 (13.73%) Scrum
18 34 (13.33%) CSS
19 33 (12.94%) TDD
19 33 (12.94%) Computer Science
20 32 (12.55%) Automated Testing
20 32 (12.55%) Oracle
20 32 (12.55%) Visual Studio
21 31 (12.16%) SOAP
22 30 (11.76%) HTML5

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 13 (5.10%) Apache
2 10 (3.92%) IIS
3 9 (3.53%) WebSphere
3 9 (3.53%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.96%) Oracle Spatial
5 4 (1.57%) Zimbra
5 4 (1.57%) GroupWise
5 4 (1.57%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.57%) IBM Notes
5 4 (1.57%) Lotus Domino
6 3 (1.18%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.78%) Liferay
7 2 (0.78%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (0.78%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.39%) CICS
8 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.39%) Node.js
8 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 15 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.96%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.31%) SaaS
1 11 (4.31%) Amazon EC2
1 11 (4.31%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.57%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.39%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.39%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.39%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.67%) Internet
2 12 (4.71%) HTTP
3 10 (3.92%) DNS
3 10 (3.92%) SMTP
3 10 (3.92%) Firewall
4 7 (2.75%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (1.96%) VPN
6 4 (1.57%) Intranet
7 2 (0.78%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (26.27%) SQL Server
2 17 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 15 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
3 15 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (5.49%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (4.31%) RDBMS
6 10 (3.92%) MySQL
7 9 (3.53%) OLTP
8 5 (1.96%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (1.57%) Big Data
10 2 (0.78%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.78%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.78%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.78%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.78%) Hazelcast
10 2 (0.78%) Informix
11 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 32 (12.55%) Visual Studio
2 24 (9.41%) Git (software)
3 22 (8.63%) Subversion
4 18 (7.06%) Eclipse
5 14 (5.49%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (5.10%) JUnit
7 12 (4.71%) Maven
8 10 (3.92%) Jenkins
8 10 (3.92%) JMeter
9 7 (2.75%) Selenium
9 7 (2.75%) Mercurial
10 6 (2.35%) Oracle Forms
11 5 (1.96%) Gradle
12 4 (1.57%) Gerrit
12 4 (1.57%) Cucumber
12 4 (1.57%) Mockito
13 2 (0.78%) Moq
13 2 (0.78%) FxCop
13 2 (0.78%) StyleCop
13 2 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 35 (13.73%) Games
2 19 (7.45%) Finance
3 9 (3.53%) Retail
3 9 (3.53%) Automotive
4 6 (2.35%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.96%) Electronics
5 5 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.18%) Marketing
6 3 (1.18%) Online Betting
7 2 (0.78%) Advertising
7 2 (0.78%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.78%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.78%) Military
7 2 (0.78%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (42.35%) .NET
2 57 (22.35%) HTML
3 49 (19.22%) Web Services
4 36 (14.12%) ASP.NET
5 35 (13.73%) WCF
6 34 (13.33%) CSS
7 31 (12.16%) SOAP
8 30 (11.76%) HTML5
9 28 (10.98%) XML
10 26 (10.20%) LINQ
11 25 (9.80%) Spring
12 24 (9.41%) Java EE
13 21 (8.24%) Servlets
14 20 (7.84%) .NET Framework
14 20 (7.84%) jQuery
15 18 (7.06%) J2EE
15 18 (7.06%) WPF
16 17 (6.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 15 (5.88%) JSON
18 13 (5.10%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 33 (12.94%) Computer Science
2 18 (7.06%) 3D Graphics
3 16 (6.27%) Enterprise Software
3 16 (6.27%) Mathematics
4 15 (5.88%) Animation
5 13 (5.10%) Physics
6 10 (3.92%) Client/Server
7 9 (3.53%) Online Games
8 8 (3.14%) N-Tier
9 6 (2.35%) User Experience
9 6 (2.35%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.96%) GIS
10 5 (1.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (1.96%) CUDA
11 4 (1.57%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (1.57%) New Media
11 4 (1.57%) Streaming Media
12 3 (1.18%) Blog
13 2 (0.78%) Open Source
13 2 (0.78%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 73 (28.63%) Linux
2 59 (23.14%) Windows
3 21 (8.24%) Mac OS X
4 19 (7.45%) Android
5 16 (6.27%) UNIX
6 14 (5.49%) Apple iOS
7 7 (2.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.78%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.78%) Windows CE
8 2 (0.78%) Solaris
9 1 (0.39%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.39%) AIX
9 1 (0.39%) Windows Phone 8
9 1 (0.39%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (82.35%) Software Engineering
2 84 (32.94%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (14.51%) OO
4 35 (13.73%) Scrum
5 33 (12.94%) TDD
6 32 (12.55%) Automated Testing
7 28 (10.98%) Continuous Integration
8 23 (9.02%) Unit Testing
9 21 (8.24%) MVC
9 21 (8.24%) SOA
10 20 (7.84%) Load Testing
11 19 (7.45%) E-Commerce
12 18 (7.06%) OOD
13 13 (5.10%) Pair Programming
13 13 (5.10%) Software Testing
13 13 (5.10%) Mentoring
14 12 (4.71%) Multithreading
14 12 (4.71%) OOP
15 11 (4.31%) CAD
15 11 (4.31%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 116 (45.49%) C#
2 100 (39.22%) SQL
3 84 (32.94%) Java
4 75 (29.41%) C++
5 54 (21.18%) JavaScript
6 38 (14.90%) Python
7 28 (10.98%) C
8 17 (6.67%) PHP
9 16 (6.27%) Ruby
10 12 (4.71%) Perl
10 12 (4.71%) VB.NET
11 7 (2.75%) XPath
11 7 (2.75%) PL/SQL
12 6 (2.35%) Lua
13 5 (1.96%) Objective-C
13 5 (1.96%) VB6
13 5 (1.96%) VB
14 4 (1.57%) Scala
14 4 (1.57%) Shell Script
15 3 (1.18%) VC++
Qualifications
1 43 (16.86%) Degree
2 10 (3.92%) ISEB
2 10 (3.92%) ISTQB
3 4 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.78%) MCP
4 2 (0.78%) OCPJP
4 2 (0.78%) MCPD
4 2 (0.78%) MCTS
5 1 (0.39%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (13.73%) QA
2 3 (1.18%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.39%) DO-178B
System Software
1 2 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (0.78%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (0.78%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 43 (16.86%) Microsoft
2 32 (12.55%) Oracle
3 7 (2.75%) BT
3 7 (2.75%) Red Hat
4 5 (1.96%) Google
4 5 (1.96%) Perforce
5 4 (1.57%) Novell
5 4 (1.57%) Lotus
5 4 (1.57%) JBoss
6 2 (0.78%) Rackspace
6 2 (0.78%) IBM
6 2 (0.78%) Compuware
6 2 (0.78%) HP
6 2 (0.78%) Remedy
6 2 (0.78%) VMware
6 2 (0.78%) Wonderware
7 1 (0.39%) Telerik
7 1 (0.39%) SAP
7 1 (0.39%) Sony
Warrington
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £24000 - £38000 per annum + package
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Pension, Flexi-time, Training
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Manchester, North West
Mobica Limited
Salary: £20,000 - £25,000 Dependent on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Runcorn, Cheshire
Amiqus
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £30k - 38k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
360 Resourcing
Salary: £30k - 38k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £35k + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + healthcare, pension etc
Posted: 5 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Hudson - London
Posted: 6 days ago
Macclesfield
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Flexi-time
Posted: 7 days ago
Stockport
Real Staffing
Salary: £40000 - £43000 per annum + pension, bonus, healthcare
Posted: 11 days ago
Stockport
Real Staffing
Salary: £50000 - £53000 per annum + pension, bonus, healthcare
Posted: 11 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago