The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the North West region that had Software Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineer
England / North West
Rank 117 123 183
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +60
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 148 119 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.49% 2.14% 1.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.58% 2.23% 1.17%
Number of salaries quoted 105 101 68
Median salary £47,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

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
5741 5330 6491
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 96.60% 95.97% 96.81%
Number of salaries quoted 4846 4484 5544
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

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 18 January 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the North West region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -6 112 £50,000 +8.10% 30
Cheshire +15 29 £45,000 +20.00% 3
Lancashire -9 3 £23,496 -22.83%
Merseyside -13 1 £22,500 -41.55% 3
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 326 (98.49%) Software Engineering
2 197 (59.52%) Agile Software Development
3 175 (52.87%) Java
4 151 (45.62%) SQL
5 148 (44.71%) C#
6 147 (44.41%) JavaScript
7 134 (40.48%) HTML
8 127 (38.37%) .NET
9 112 (33.84%) CSS
10 103 (31.12%) Scrum
11 92 (27.79%) Degree
12 91 (27.49%) C++
13 88 (26.59%) ASP.NET
14 79 (23.87%) Continuous Integration
15 78 (23.56%) Git (software)
16 77 (23.26%) TDD
17 76 (22.96%) jQuery
18 70 (21.15%) OO
19 69 (20.85%) MVC
19 69 (20.85%) AngularJS
20 59 (17.82%) Web Services
21 57 (17.22%) WCF
22 56 (16.92%) WPF
22 56 (16.92%) Finance
23 55 (16.62%) Python
24 53 (16.01%) C
25 52 (15.71%) MySQL
25 52 (15.71%) XML
26 49 (14.80%) Spring
27 47 (14.20%) SDLC

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 37 (11.18%) Apache Spark
2 20 (6.04%) Apache Pig
2 20 (6.04%) Elasticsearch
3 18 (5.44%) Tomcat
4 14 (4.23%) JBoss
5 11 (3.32%) WebSphere
6 10 (3.02%) CMS
7 7 (2.11%) WebLogic
8 6 (1.81%) Apache
8 6 (1.81%) Confluence
9 4 (1.21%) IIS
10 3 (0.91%) GlassFish
11 2 (0.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.60%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.60%) nginx
12 1 (0.30%) CICS
12 1 (0.30%) Jetty
12 1 (0.30%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.30%) Umbraco
Applications
1 11 (3.32%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.30%) MS Office
2 1 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.60%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 41 (12.39%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (6.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (3.63%) GitHub
4 4 (1.21%) SaaS
5 3 (0.91%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.30%) Azure Machine Learning
6 1 (0.30%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.30%) Heroku
6 1 (0.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.32%) TCP/IP
2 9 (2.72%) Ethernet
3 8 (2.42%) Internet
4 7 (2.11%) GPRS
5 5 (1.51%) Broadband
5 5 (1.51%) Intranet
6 4 (1.21%) Wireless
7 3 (0.91%) HTTP
7 3 (0.91%) Modbus
7 3 (0.91%) RS-485
7 3 (0.91%) ZigBee
8 2 (0.60%) NFC
8 2 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.30%) Bluetooth
9 1 (0.30%) DVB
9 1 (0.30%) GSM
9 1 (0.30%) PuTTY
9 1 (0.30%) UMTS
9 1 (0.30%) VoIP
9 1 (0.30%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (15.71%) MySQL
2 44 (13.29%) Big Data
3 36 (10.88%) SQL Server
4 34 (10.27%) NoSQL
5 29 (8.76%) Hadoop
6 28 (8.46%) MongoDB
7 27 (8.16%) Relational Database
8 20 (6.04%) Apache Hive
9 18 (5.44%) RDBMS
10 8 (2.42%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (1.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (1.51%) DB2
12 5 (1.51%) Oracle Database
13 4 (1.21%) Apache Cassandra
14 3 (0.91%) Amazon Redshift
14 3 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
14 3 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
14 3 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 78 (23.56%) Git (software)
2 44 (13.29%) Jenkins
3 39 (11.78%) NUnit
4 26 (7.85%) MSTest
4 26 (7.85%) Subversion
5 21 (6.34%) JIRA
5 21 (6.34%) Visual Studio
6 18 (5.44%) Team Foundation Server
7 16 (4.83%) Selenium
8 14 (4.23%) Mercurial
9 12 (3.63%) Eclipse
10 11 (3.32%) JUnit
11 10 (3.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 10 (3.02%) Maven
12 8 (2.42%) Bitbucket
13 7 (2.11%) Octopus Deploy
14 6 (1.81%) Gradle
14 6 (1.81%) Jasmine
15 5 (1.51%) GitLab
15 5 (1.51%) TeamCity
General
1 56 (16.92%) Finance
2 18 (5.44%) Retail
3 14 (4.23%) Electronics
3 14 (4.23%) Military
4 10 (3.02%) Banking
5 9 (2.72%) Games
6 7 (2.11%) Corporate Banking
7 6 (1.81%) Aerospace
8 5 (1.51%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.21%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.21%) Marketing
10 3 (0.91%) Avionics
10 3 (0.91%) Legal
10 3 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.91%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.30%) Advertising
11 1 (0.30%) Automotive
11 1 (0.30%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (40.48%) HTML
2 127 (38.37%) .NET
3 112 (33.84%) CSS
4 88 (26.59%) ASP.NET
5 76 (22.96%) jQuery
6 69 (20.85%) AngularJS
7 59 (17.82%) Web Services
8 57 (17.22%) WCF
9 56 (16.92%) WPF
10 52 (15.71%) XML
11 49 (14.80%) Spring
12 45 (13.60%) RESTful
13 41 (12.39%) Hibernate
14 39 (11.78%) SOAP
15 36 (10.88%) HTML5
16 35 (10.57%) .NET Framework
17 34 (10.27%) J2EE
18 32 (9.67%) Node.js
19 31 (9.37%) XSLT
20 29 (8.76%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.95%) Computer Science
2 21 (6.34%) Algorithms
2 21 (6.34%) Mathematics
2 21 (6.34%) Visualisation
3 17 (5.14%) Mobile App
4 14 (4.23%) Data Structures
5 11 (3.32%) Physics
6 10 (3.02%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (2.72%) PKI
7 9 (2.72%) Xbox
8 7 (2.11%) Cyberthreat
9 6 (1.81%) CAN bus
9 6 (1.81%) Internet of Things
9 6 (1.81%) Telematics
10 5 (1.51%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (1.51%) Animation
10 5 (1.51%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.51%) User Experience
11 4 (1.21%) Device Driver
11 4 (1.21%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 43 (12.99%) Linux
2 17 (5.14%) Android
2 17 (5.14%) Windows
3 10 (3.02%) Apple iOS
4 8 (2.42%) Unix
5 7 (2.11%) Embedded Linux
6 5 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.51%) Windows XP
7 3 (0.91%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.30%) Nucleus RTOS
8 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.30%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 326 (98.49%) Software Engineering
2 197 (59.52%) Agile Software Development
3 103 (31.12%) Scrum
4 79 (23.87%) Continuous Integration
5 77 (23.26%) TDD
6 70 (21.15%) OO
7 69 (20.85%) MVC
8 47 (14.20%) SDLC
9 42 (12.69%) Open Source
10 37 (11.18%) UML
11 34 (10.27%) Analytics
11 34 (10.27%) DevOps
11 34 (10.27%) MVVM
12 31 (9.37%) RUP
13 27 (8.16%) Service Delivery
14 26 (7.85%) DSDM
14 26 (7.85%) Use Case
15 23 (6.95%) E-Commerce
16 22 (6.65%) Data Analytics
17 20 (6.04%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 175 (52.87%) Java
2 151 (45.62%) SQL
3 148 (44.71%) C#
4 147 (44.41%) JavaScript
5 91 (27.49%) C++
6 55 (16.62%) Python
7 53 (16.01%) C
8 42 (12.69%) PL/SQL
9 37 (11.18%) PHP
10 33 (9.97%) Perl
11 31 (9.37%) Ruby
11 31 (9.37%) T-SQL
12 11 (3.32%) Embedded C
12 11 (3.32%) VB
13 10 (3.02%) Go
13 10 (3.02%) PowerShell
14 9 (2.72%) Embedded C++
15 7 (2.11%) Scala
15 7 (2.11%) VB.NET
16 6 (1.81%) VB6
Qualifications
1 92 (27.79%) Degree
2 25 (7.55%) Security Cleared
3 22 (6.65%) DV Cleared
4 4 (1.21%) Sun Certification
5 3 (0.91%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.30%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.21%) QA
2 3 (0.91%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.30%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 7816
System Software
1 16 (4.83%) Hyper-V
1 16 (4.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (4.23%) Firmware
3 13 (3.93%) Docker
4 1 (0.30%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (3.32%) Puppet
2 10 (3.02%) Ansible
3 7 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.21%) Terraform
5 1 (0.30%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 36 (10.88%) Oracle
2 26 (7.85%) Microsoft
3 21 (6.34%) VMware
4 7 (2.11%) Xamarin
5 5 (1.51%) Google
5 5 (1.51%) Red Hat
6 4 (1.21%) Sun
7 3 (0.91%) EMC
7 3 (0.91%) hybris
8 2 (0.60%) Adobe
8 2 (0.60%) Chordiant
8 2 (0.60%) IBM
8 2 (0.60%) Teradata
9 1 (0.30%) DevExpress
9 1 (0.30%) IBM Sterling
9 1 (0.30%) Intel
9 1 (0.30%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.30%) Sybase
9 1 (0.30%) Symbian
9 1 (0.30%) Wonderware
Cheadle, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 37,500 plus benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Pension
Posted: 14 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
AWD Recruitment
Salary: up to £40,000 + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 60,000 plus great benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £75,000 per annum Bonus + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
London and Manchester
MI5
Salary: Central London: £33,398 - £36,106 Greater Manchester: £30,624 - £33,107
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Energon People
Salary: £40000 - £61000.00 per annum + Amazing Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
iKas international
Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 per year
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
ECOM
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool
Vivid Resourcing
Salary: £20 - £25 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
London and Manchester
MI5
Salary: Central London: £46,898 - £50,412 Greater Manchester: £44,206 - £47,486
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £27500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Greater Manchester
Verticality Ltd
Salary: Salary up to £40k + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Innovative Technology Limited
Salary: Market-leading
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Bright HR
Salary: £0 per year
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Salary: Competitive Base Salary with pension, bonus and other
Posted: 7 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Mobica
Salary: 50000
Posted: 5 days ago
Oldham
2M Employment Solutions
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + flexible working
Posted: 14 days ago
Chester
Foresight Solutions
Salary: £25,000 - £40,000 per year
Posted: 15 days ago