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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 130 127 104
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -23
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 128 135 159
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.96% 1.89% 2.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.06% 1.99% 2.31%
Number of salaries quoted 115 127 148
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +10.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £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
6214 6785 6878
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.31% 94.86% 94.88%
Number of salaries quoted 5075 5508 5887
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 £25,000 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +7 86 £35,000 -9.09% 21
Cheshire -14 26 £42,500 +30.76% 5
Lancashire +5 13 £32,500 +35.41% 2
Cumbria -3 2 £50,000 +11.11%
Merseyside +11 1 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
2 125 (44.96%) Java
3 121 (43.53%) C++
4 102 (36.69%) Degree
5 99 (35.61%) C#
6 98 (35.25%) Linux
7 96 (34.53%) SQL
8 87 (31.29%) Agile Software Development
9 81 (29.14%) C
10 75 (26.98%) .NET
11 68 (24.46%) OO
12 67 (24.10%) SQL Server
13 60 (21.58%) JavaScript
13 60 (21.58%) TDD
14 58 (20.86%) XML
15 54 (19.42%) ASP.NET
16 50 (17.99%) Windows
16 50 (17.99%) Finance
17 48 (17.27%) MVC
18 47 (16.91%) SOAP
18 47 (16.91%) Analytical Skills
18 47 (16.91%) SDLC
19 46 (16.55%) Hibernate
19 46 (16.55%) Spring
20 44 (15.83%) Relational Database
21 42 (15.11%) REST
22 41 (14.75%) Web Services
22 41 (14.75%) UNIX
23 40 (14.39%) Enterprise Software
24 38 (13.67%) Scrum

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 9 (3.24%) Tomcat
3 5 (1.80%) IIS
4 4 (1.44%) CMS
5 3 (1.08%) JBoss
5 3 (1.08%) WordPress
5 3 (1.08%) Facebook Platform
6 2 (0.72%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.36%) CICS
7 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.36%) Apache ServiceMix
7 1 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.36%) Lync
7 1 (0.36%) Node.js
Applications
1 5 (1.80%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.44%) SaaS
2 3 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.72%) GitHub
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 6 (2.16%) Network Security
3 4 (1.44%) VPN
4 3 (1.08%) DNS
4 3 (1.08%) Internet
5 2 (0.72%) HTTP
5 2 (0.72%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.36%) SSL
6 1 (0.36%) SMTP
6 1 (0.36%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (24.10%) SQL Server
2 44 (15.83%) Relational Database
3 27 (9.71%) RDBMS
4 16 (5.76%) MySQL
5 13 (4.68%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (3.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.44%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.08%) JasperReports
9 3 (1.08%) EDRMS
9 3 (1.08%) Big Data
10 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.72%) DB2
11 1 (0.36%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.36%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 33 (11.87%) Maven
2 23 (8.27%) Visual Studio
3 21 (7.55%) Git (software)
4 19 (6.83%) NUnit
5 18 (6.47%) MSTest
6 17 (6.12%) Selenium
7 14 (5.04%) Jenkins
8 10 (3.60%) JIRA
8 10 (3.60%) Eclipse
9 9 (3.24%) Subversion
9 9 (3.24%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (2.88%) JUnit
11 7 (2.52%) TeamCity
11 7 (2.52%) Hudson
12 6 (2.16%) Ant
13 3 (1.08%) CruiseControl
13 3 (1.08%) Gradle
14 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 2 (0.72%) Gerrit
14 2 (0.72%) PVCS
General
1 50 (17.99%) Finance
2 28 (10.07%) Retail
3 14 (5.04%) Electronics
4 13 (4.68%) Manufacturing
4 13 (4.68%) Games
5 10 (3.60%) Banking
6 9 (3.24%) Automotive
7 8 (2.88%) Multimedia
8 5 (1.80%) Law
9 4 (1.44%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.44%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (1.44%) Marketing
9 4 (1.44%) Publishing
10 2 (0.72%) Military
10 2 (0.72%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.72%) Avionics
11 1 (0.36%) Back Office
11 1 (0.36%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.36%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (26.98%) .NET
2 58 (20.86%) XML
3 54 (19.42%) ASP.NET
4 47 (16.91%) SOAP
5 46 (16.55%) Hibernate
5 46 (16.55%) Spring
6 42 (15.11%) REST
7 41 (14.75%) Web Services
8 36 (12.95%) HTML
9 33 (11.87%) WPF
10 32 (11.51%) JSON
11 31 (11.15%) RESTful
11 31 (11.15%) WSDL
12 30 (10.79%) JMS
12 30 (10.79%) Servlets
12 30 (10.79%) RabbitMQ
12 30 (10.79%) ActiveMQ
13 29 (10.43%) WCF
13 29 (10.43%) jQuery
14 28 (10.07%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 47 (16.91%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (14.39%) Enterprise Software
3 24 (8.63%) Computer Science
4 21 (7.55%) Mathematics
5 15 (5.40%) Physics
6 14 (5.04%) Animation
7 12 (4.32%) N-Tier
8 10 (3.60%) Device Driver
9 9 (3.24%) 3D Graphics
9 9 (3.24%) iPhone
10 8 (2.88%) MPEG
11 6 (2.16%) Mobile App
11 6 (2.16%) Algorithms
12 5 (1.80%) Embedded Systems
13 4 (1.44%) NHS
13 4 (1.44%) Replication
14 3 (1.08%) W3C
15 2 (0.72%) DTV
15 2 (0.72%) Client/Server
15 2 (0.72%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 98 (35.25%) Linux
2 50 (17.99%) Windows
3 41 (14.75%) UNIX
4 18 (6.47%) Android
5 9 (3.24%) Windows Mobile
6 8 (2.88%) Nucleus RTOS
6 8 (2.88%) Windows 7
6 8 (2.88%) Apple iOS
6 8 (2.88%) Windows 8
7 5 (1.80%) Embedded Linux
7 5 (1.80%) Windows CE
7 5 (1.80%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.72%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.36%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 260 (93.53%) Software Engineering
2 87 (31.29%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (24.46%) OO
4 60 (21.58%) TDD
5 48 (17.27%) MVC
6 47 (16.91%) SDLC
7 38 (13.67%) Scrum
8 33 (11.87%) E-Commerce
9 30 (10.79%) Unit Testing
10 26 (9.35%) MVVM
11 25 (8.99%) Logistics
12 23 (8.27%) Continuous Integration
13 22 (7.91%) Software Architecture
14 19 (6.83%) UML
15 17 (6.12%) Mentoring
16 16 (5.76%) OOD
17 15 (5.40%) Multithreading
18 12 (4.32%) Test Automation
18 12 (4.32%) Game Development
18 12 (4.32%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 125 (44.96%) Java
2 121 (43.53%) C++
3 99 (35.61%) C#
4 96 (34.53%) SQL
5 81 (29.14%) C
6 60 (21.58%) JavaScript
7 29 (10.43%) Python
8 23 (8.27%) T-SQL
9 22 (7.91%) PHP
10 17 (6.12%) PL/SQL
11 14 (5.04%) Scala
12 9 (3.24%) R
13 7 (2.52%) Embedded C
13 7 (2.52%) Perl
14 6 (2.16%) VB.NET
14 6 (2.16%) Embedded C++
15 5 (1.80%) Ruby
16 4 (1.44%) XAML
16 4 (1.44%) Delphi
16 4 (1.44%) ANSI C
Qualifications
1 102 (36.69%) Degree
2 5 (1.80%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.44%) HNC
3 4 (1.44%) HND
4 3 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.08%) Chartered Engineer
4 3 (1.08%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.72%) MCSD
5 2 (0.72%) MCPD
6 1 (0.36%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.60%) QA
2 5 (1.80%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.08%) ISO 9000
3 3 (1.08%) IEC 61508
3 3 (1.08%) TickIT
4 1 (0.36%) GAMP
4 1 (0.36%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.08%) Docker
3 2 (0.72%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.72%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.72%) Firmware
4 1 (0.36%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.36%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.36%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (1.44%) Puppet
2 2 (0.72%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.36%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.36%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 19 (6.83%) Microsoft
2 15 (5.40%) Oracle
3 9 (3.24%) Symbian
4 5 (1.80%) VMware
5 4 (1.44%) DevExpress
6 3 (1.08%) Facebook
6 3 (1.08%) Twitter
6 3 (1.08%) Perforce
7 2 (0.72%) Wonderware
7 2 (0.72%) Citrix
7 2 (0.72%) SAP
8 1 (0.36%) IBM
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Verticality Ltd
Salary: to £30k DOE + Extensive benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions Limited
Salary: + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
BAE
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000 + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington
KDR Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Lancaster, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
RMI International
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
techfolk Ltd
Salary: Competitive joining salary + equity + relocation
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Curve IT Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bonnus/Share Scheme
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £24000 - £45000 per annum + + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Outsourcery
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 per year plus Bonus, Pension and Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £58000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago