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

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 140 98 84
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -14
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 121 161 227
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.63% 2.35% 3.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.72% 2.50% 3.21%
Number of salaries quoted 113 144 193
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 £28,250 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £40,000 £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
7046 6451 7066
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.72% 94.18% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 5724 5545 6120
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 £55,000 £54,500
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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -7 76 £39,500 +21.53% 14
Cheshire -27 31 £32,500 -7.14% 9
Lancashire -22 6 £27,500 -21.42% 1
Merseyside +4 5 £40,000 +33.33% 1
Cumbria - 1 £45,000 -
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 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
2 119 (46.12%) C#
3 112 (43.41%) .NET
4 102 (39.53%) SQL
5 80 (31.01%) C++
6 72 (27.91%) Java
6 72 (27.91%) Linux
7 69 (26.74%) SQL Server
8 63 (24.42%) Windows
9 58 (22.48%) JavaScript
10 54 (20.93%) HTML
11 48 (18.60%) Web Services
11 48 (18.60%) Microsoft
12 44 (17.05%) Python
13 37 (14.34%) Agile Software Development
14 36 (13.95%) OO
14 36 (13.95%) ASP.NET
15 35 (13.57%) Visual Studio
15 35 (13.57%) WCF
16 34 (13.18%) Degree
17 33 (12.79%) TDD
17 33 (12.79%) Games
17 33 (12.79%) C
18 31 (12.02%) CSS
18 31 (12.02%) QA
18 31 (12.02%) Automated Testing
19 30 (11.63%) HTML5
20 29 (11.24%) Computer Science
21 28 (10.85%) Scrum
22 27 (10.47%) Continuous Integration

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 10 (3.88%) IIS
1 10 (3.88%) Apache
2 9 (3.49%) Tomcat
2 9 (3.49%) WebSphere
3 5 (1.94%) Oracle Spatial
4 4 (1.55%) Zimbra
4 4 (1.55%) IBM Notes
4 4 (1.55%) Lotus Domino
4 4 (1.55%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.55%) GroupWise
5 3 (1.16%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.78%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (0.78%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.39%) CICS
7 1 (0.39%) Liferay
7 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.39%) Node.js
7 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
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 17 (6.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (5.81%) Relational Database
4 14 (5.43%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (5.43%) SQL Server 2005
4 14 (5.43%) MySQL
5 7 (2.71%) RDBMS
6 5 (1.94%) Crystal Reports
6 5 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (1.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 5 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (1.94%) OLTP
7 4 (1.55%) Big Data
8 3 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.16%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.78%) Hazelcast
9 2 (0.78%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.78%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.78%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 35 (13.57%) Visual Studio
2 25 (9.69%) Git (software)
3 23 (8.91%) Subversion
4 14 (5.43%) Eclipse
4 14 (5.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (4.65%) JUnit
6 11 (4.26%) Jenkins
6 11 (4.26%) Maven
7 10 (3.88%) JMeter
8 7 (2.71%) Mercurial
8 7 (2.71%) Selenium
9 6 (2.33%) Oracle Forms
10 5 (1.94%) Gradle
11 4 (1.55%) Gerrit
12 3 (1.16%) SCons
12 3 (1.16%) Mockito
12 3 (1.16%) Cucumber
12 3 (1.16%) Hudson
13 2 (0.78%) FxCop
13 2 (0.78%) StyleCop
General
1 33 (12.79%) Games
2 16 (6.20%) 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
1 112 (43.41%) .NET
2 54 (20.93%) HTML
3 48 (18.60%) Web Services
4 36 (13.95%) ASP.NET
5 35 (13.57%) WCF
6 31 (12.02%) CSS
7 30 (11.63%) HTML5
8 26 (10.08%) LINQ
9 25 (9.69%) XML
10 24 (9.30%) Spring
11 23 (8.91%) .NET Framework
12 22 (8.53%) WPF
13 21 (8.14%) jQuery
13 21 (8.14%) SOAP
14 18 (6.98%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 15 (5.81%) Java EE
15 15 (5.81%) Servlets
16 13 (5.04%) Ninject
17 12 (4.65%) JSON
17 12 (4.65%) OpenGL
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 12 (4.65%) Mathematics
6 9 (3.49%) Physics
6 9 (3.49%) Client/Server
6 9 (3.49%) N-Tier
7 6 (2.33%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.94%) CUDA
8 5 (1.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (1.94%) GIS
8 5 (1.94%) Online Games
9 4 (1.55%) Streaming Media
9 4 (1.55%) New Media
10 3 (1.16%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (1.16%) Open Source
10 3 (1.16%) Blog
11 2 (0.78%) Neural Network
12 1 (0.39%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 72 (27.91%) Linux
2 63 (24.42%) Windows
3 26 (10.08%) Mac OS X
4 20 (7.75%) Android
5 15 (5.81%) Apple iOS
6 9 (3.49%) 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 37 (14.34%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (13.95%) OO
4 33 (12.79%) TDD
5 31 (12.02%) Automated Testing
6 28 (10.85%) 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
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
14 11 (4.26%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 119 (46.12%) C#
2 102 (39.53%) SQL
3 80 (31.01%) C++
4 72 (27.91%) Java
5 58 (22.48%) JavaScript
6 44 (17.05%) Python
7 33 (12.79%) 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%) T-SQL
13 5 (1.94%) VB
13 5 (1.94%) Objective-C
13 5 (1.94%) VB6
14 4 (1.55%) Shell Script
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 26 (10.08%) 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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