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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 142 98 84
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 123 165 225
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.65% 2.39% 3.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.75% 2.54% 3.19%
Number of salaries quoted 115 148 191
Average salary £37,500 £34,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.29% -6.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,000 £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
7036 6493 7060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.65% 94.24% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 5725 5590 6111
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £54,000
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 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 2 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 2 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 -5 79 £39,750 +22.30% 17
Cheshire -36 31 £32,500 -7.14% 10
Merseyside +8 5 £40,000 +33.33% 2
Lancashire -20 5 £27,500 -21.42% 1
Cumbria - 1 £45,000 -
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 215 (83.33%) Software Engineering
2 117 (45.35%) C#
3 111 (43.02%) .NET
4 101 (39.15%) SQL
5 79 (30.62%) C++
6 74 (28.68%) Java
7 73 (28.29%) Linux
8 69 (26.74%) SQL Server
9 63 (24.42%) Windows
10 58 (22.48%) JavaScript
11 55 (21.32%) HTML
12 49 (18.99%) Web Services
13 48 (18.60%) Microsoft
14 44 (17.05%) Python
15 38 (14.73%) Agile Software Development
16 36 (13.95%) OO
17 35 (13.57%) Visual Studio
17 35 (13.57%) ASP.NET
17 35 (13.57%) WCF
18 34 (13.18%) TDD
18 34 (13.18%) Games
18 34 (13.18%) Degree
19 32 (12.40%) CSS
19 32 (12.40%) C
20 31 (12.02%) QA
20 31 (12.02%) Automated Testing
21 30 (11.63%) HTML5
22 29 (11.24%) Computer Science
22 29 (11.24%) Scrum
23 27 (10.47%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 2 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 11 (4.26%) Apache
2 10 (3.88%) Tomcat
2 10 (3.88%) IIS
3 9 (3.49%) WebSphere
4 5 (1.94%) Oracle Spatial
5 4 (1.55%) Zimbra
5 4 (1.55%) IBM Notes
5 4 (1.55%) Lotus Domino
5 4 (1.55%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.55%) GroupWise
6 3 (1.16%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.78%) IBM HTTP Server
7 2 (0.78%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (0.78%) Liferay
8 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.39%) Node.js
8 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.39%) CICS
Applications
1 17 (6.59%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.94%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.26%) Amazon EC2
1 11 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (3.88%) SaaS
3 7 (2.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.55%) Google Apps
5 3 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.39%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.39%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.39%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.59%) Internet
2 12 (4.65%) HTTP
3 10 (3.88%) DNS
3 10 (3.88%) Firewall
3 10 (3.88%) SMTP
4 7 (2.71%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (1.94%) VPN
6 4 (1.55%) Intranet
7 2 (0.78%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (26.74%) SQL Server
2 16 (6.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (5.81%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (5.81%) Relational Database
4 14 (5.43%) SQL Server 2005
4 14 (5.43%) MySQL
5 8 (3.10%) RDBMS
6 6 (2.33%) OLTP
7 5 (1.94%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 4 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (1.55%) Big Data
9 3 (1.16%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.78%) Hazelcast
10 2 (0.78%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.78%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 35 (13.57%) Visual Studio
2 25 (9.69%) Git (software)
3 22 (8.53%) Subversion
4 15 (5.81%) Eclipse
5 14 (5.43%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (5.04%) JUnit
7 12 (4.65%) Maven
8 11 (4.26%) Jenkins
9 10 (3.88%) JMeter
10 7 (2.71%) Mercurial
10 7 (2.71%) Selenium
11 6 (2.33%) Oracle Forms
12 5 (1.94%) Gradle
13 4 (1.55%) Gerrit
13 4 (1.55%) Mockito
14 3 (1.16%) Cucumber
14 3 (1.16%) Hudson
14 3 (1.16%) SCons
15 2 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 2 (0.78%) FxCop
General
1 34 (13.18%) Games
2 17 (6.59%) Finance
3 8 (3.10%) Automotive
3 8 (3.10%) Retail
4 7 (2.71%) Pharmaceutical
5 6 (2.33%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.94%) Electronics
7 4 (1.55%) Marketing
8 3 (1.16%) Online Betting
9 2 (0.78%) Military
9 2 (0.78%) Banking
10 1 (0.39%) Advertising
10 1 (0.39%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.39%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (43.02%) .NET
2 55 (21.32%) HTML
3 49 (18.99%) Web Services
4 35 (13.57%) ASP.NET
4 35 (13.57%) WCF
5 32 (12.40%) CSS
6 30 (11.63%) HTML5
7 26 (10.08%) LINQ
7 26 (10.08%) XML
8 24 (9.30%) Spring
9 23 (8.91%) SOAP
10 22 (8.53%) jQuery
10 22 (8.53%) WPF
10 22 (8.53%) .NET Framework
11 17 (6.59%) Java EE
11 17 (6.59%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 17 (6.59%) Servlets
12 13 (5.04%) J2EE
12 13 (5.04%) Ninject
12 13 (5.04%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 29 (11.24%) Computer Science
2 21 (8.14%) 3D Graphics
3 16 (6.20%) Animation
4 14 (5.43%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (5.04%) Mathematics
6 10 (3.88%) Physics
7 9 (3.49%) Client/Server
7 9 (3.49%) N-Tier
8 6 (2.33%) Online Games
8 6 (2.33%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.94%) CUDA
9 5 (1.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (1.94%) GIS
10 4 (1.55%) Streaming Media
10 4 (1.55%) New Media
11 3 (1.16%) Blog
12 2 (0.78%) Neural Network
12 2 (0.78%) Embedded Systems
12 2 (0.78%) Open Source
13 1 (0.39%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 73 (28.29%) Linux
2 63 (24.42%) Windows
3 26 (10.08%) Mac OS X
4 19 (7.36%) Android
5 14 (5.43%) Apple iOS
6 10 (3.88%) UNIX
7 7 (2.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.16%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.78%) Solaris
9 2 (0.78%) Windows CE
9 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.39%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.39%) AIX
10 1 (0.39%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (0.39%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (83.33%) Software Engineering
2 38 (14.73%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (13.95%) OO
4 34 (13.18%) TDD
5 31 (12.02%) Automated Testing
6 29 (11.24%) Scrum
7 27 (10.47%) Continuous Integration
8 24 (9.30%) Unit Testing
9 21 (8.14%) MVC
9 21 (8.14%) SOA
10 20 (7.75%) Load Testing
11 19 (7.36%) OOD
12 15 (5.81%) E-Commerce
12 15 (5.81%) Time Management
12 15 (5.81%) Mentoring
13 13 (5.04%) Multithreading
14 11 (4.26%) 3D Modelling
14 11 (4.26%) Software Testing
14 11 (4.26%) OOP
14 11 (4.26%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 117 (45.35%) C#
2 101 (39.15%) SQL
3 79 (30.62%) C++
4 74 (28.68%) Java
5 58 (22.48%) JavaScript
6 44 (17.05%) Python
7 32 (12.40%) C
8 16 (6.20%) PHP
8 16 (6.20%) Ruby
9 14 (5.43%) VB.NET
10 13 (5.04%) Perl
11 7 (2.71%) PL/SQL
11 7 (2.71%) XPath
12 6 (2.33%) Lua
13 5 (1.94%) Objective-C
13 5 (1.94%) VB6
13 5 (1.94%) VB
14 4 (1.55%) Shell Script
14 4 (1.55%) T-SQL
14 4 (1.55%) Scala
Qualifications
1 34 (13.18%) Degree
2 10 (3.88%) ISTQB
2 10 (3.88%) ISEB
3 3 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.78%) OCPJP
5 1 (0.39%) MCTS
5 1 (0.39%) MCPD
5 1 (0.39%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.39%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.39%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (12.02%) QA
2 3 (1.16%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.39%) PCI DSS
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 48 (18.60%) Microsoft
2 27 (10.47%) Oracle
3 7 (2.71%) BT
3 7 (2.71%) Red Hat
4 6 (2.33%) Perforce
5 5 (1.94%) Google
6 4 (1.55%) JBoss
6 4 (1.55%) Novell
6 4 (1.55%) Lotus
7 3 (1.16%) Rackspace
8 2 (0.78%) Compuware
8 2 (0.78%) HP
8 2 (0.78%) IBM
8 2 (0.78%) Wonderware
8 2 (0.78%) Remedy
8 2 (0.78%) VMware
9 1 (0.39%) Telerik
9 1 (0.39%) Sony
9 1 (0.39%) SAP
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