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 2 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
2 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 124 128 140
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 114 133 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.05% 2.07% 1.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.10% 2.14% 1.80%
Number of salaries quoted 89 119 117
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +7.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
5421 6221 6832
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 97.52% 96.75% 96.89%
Number of salaries quoted 4587 5069 5490
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 2 July 2016.

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 2 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 0 88 £42,500 +6.25% 21
Cheshire +43 17 £31,250 -29.77% 4
Lancashire -1 6 £46,000 -3.15%
Merseyside -1 2 £38,500 +20.31%
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 July 2016, 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.

1 262 (99.24%) Software Engineering
2 147 (55.68%) C#
3 140 (53.03%) Agile Software Development
4 128 (48.48%) OO
5 127 (48.11%) C++
6 110 (41.67%) .NET
7 106 (40.15%) Java
8 102 (38.64%) SQL
9 92 (34.85%) JavaScript
10 85 (32.20%) HTML
11 81 (30.68%) ASP.NET
12 74 (28.03%) Degree
13 71 (26.89%) CSS
14 68 (25.76%) Web Services
14 68 (25.76%) Scrum
15 64 (24.24%) Windows
16 63 (23.86%) MVC
17 62 (23.48%) Visual Studio
18 56 (21.21%) Continuous Integration
19 55 (20.83%) Multithreading
20 53 (20.08%) WPF
21 52 (19.70%) jQuery
21 52 (19.70%) C
22 51 (19.32%) Git (software)
23 49 (18.56%) SQL Server
23 49 (18.56%) WCF
24 47 (17.80%) Finance
24 47 (17.80%) Microsoft
25 46 (17.42%) XML
26 45 (17.05%) UML

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 11 (4.17%) Apache
2 7 (2.65%) Mule
3 6 (2.27%) Confluence
4 5 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (1.89%) JBoss
4 5 (1.89%) nginx
4 5 (1.89%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.52%) CMS
5 4 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.52%) OpenStack
6 3 (1.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 22 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (5.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (1.89%) SaaS
4 4 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (1.52%) Amazon S3
4 4 (1.52%) GitHub
4 4 (1.52%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (1.52%) PaaS
5 1 (0.38%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 18 (6.82%) HTTP
1 18 (6.82%) Internet
2 5 (1.89%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (18.56%) SQL Server
2 21 (7.95%) NoSQL
3 12 (4.55%) Azure SQL Database
4 10 (3.79%) Relational Database
5 9 (3.41%) Big Data
6 8 (3.03%) GIS
6 8 (3.03%) MongoDB
7 7 (2.65%) MySQL
7 7 (2.65%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (2.27%) RDBMS
8 6 (2.27%) SQL Server 2014
9 5 (1.89%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (1.89%) Couchbase
9 5 (1.89%) Hadoop
9 5 (1.89%) Hazelcast
9 5 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.76%) Redis
12 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.38%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 62 (23.48%) Visual Studio
2 51 (19.32%) Git (software)
3 30 (11.36%) NUnit
4 26 (9.85%) MSTest
5 20 (7.58%) Team Foundation Server
6 18 (6.82%) Jenkins
7 14 (5.30%) Subversion
8 13 (4.92%) Maven
9 10 (3.79%) JIRA
10 9 (3.41%) JUnit
11 8 (3.03%) Selenium
12 7 (2.65%) Cucumber
13 6 (2.27%) Mockito
14 5 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 5 (1.89%) Eclipse
14 5 (1.89%) git-flow
14 5 (1.89%) Hudson
15 4 (1.52%) Octopus Deploy
15 4 (1.52%) RSpec
15 4 (1.52%) WebDriver
General
1 47 (17.80%) Finance
2 39 (14.77%) Electronics
3 35 (13.26%) Games
4 15 (5.68%) Telecoms
5 10 (3.79%) Manufacturing
6 8 (3.03%) Marketing
6 8 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.76%) Advertising
7 2 (0.76%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.76%) Music Industry
8 1 (0.38%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (41.67%) .NET
2 85 (32.20%) HTML
3 81 (30.68%) ASP.NET
4 71 (26.89%) CSS
5 68 (25.76%) Web Services
6 53 (20.08%) WPF
7 52 (19.70%) jQuery
8 49 (18.56%) WCF
9 46 (17.42%) XML
10 40 (15.15%) ASP.NET MVC
11 39 (14.77%) SOAP
12 36 (13.64%) RESTful
13 31 (11.74%) HTML5
14 30 (11.36%) AngularJS
15 29 (10.98%) LINQ
16 28 (10.61%) ASP.NET Web API
17 26 (9.85%) Node.js
17 26 (9.85%) REST
17 26 (9.85%) XSLT
18 25 (9.47%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 35 (13.26%) Computer Science
2 33 (12.50%) N-Tier
3 22 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (7.58%) Algorithms
5 14 (5.30%) User Experience
6 11 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (3.79%) Embedded Systems
8 8 (3.03%) Client/Server
8 8 (3.03%) LIMS
8 8 (3.03%) Mathematics
9 6 (2.27%) 3D Graphics
9 6 (2.27%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 5 (1.89%) Device Driver
10 5 (1.89%) iPad
10 5 (1.89%) Mobile App
11 4 (1.52%) Animation
11 4 (1.52%) BBC
11 4 (1.52%) Blog
11 4 (1.52%) e-Learning
11 4 (1.52%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 64 (24.24%) Windows
2 37 (14.02%) Linux
3 19 (7.20%) Windows XP
4 15 (5.68%) Unix
5 12 (4.55%) Embedded Linux
6 10 (3.79%) Windows CE
7 3 (1.14%) Android
7 3 (1.14%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.38%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.38%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (99.24%) Software Engineering
2 140 (53.03%) Agile Software Development
3 128 (48.48%) OO
4 68 (25.76%) Scrum
5 63 (23.86%) MVC
6 56 (21.21%) Continuous Integration
7 55 (20.83%) Multithreading
8 45 (17.05%) UML
9 33 (12.50%) SOA
10 32 (12.12%) Open Source
10 32 (12.12%) TDD
11 31 (11.74%) Mentoring
12 28 (10.61%) Service Delivery
13 27 (10.23%) MVVM
13 27 (10.23%) Use Case
14 25 (9.47%) DSDM
14 25 (9.47%) RUP
15 22 (8.33%) OOD
15 22 (8.33%) OOP
16 19 (7.20%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 147 (55.68%) C#
2 127 (48.11%) C++
3 106 (40.15%) Java
4 102 (38.64%) SQL
5 92 (34.85%) JavaScript
6 52 (19.70%) C
7 33 (12.50%) PL/SQL
8 29 (10.98%) T-SQL
9 18 (6.82%) Embedded C
10 12 (4.55%) PHP
10 12 (4.55%) TypeScript
11 11 (4.17%) Python
11 11 (4.17%) VB.NET
12 7 (2.65%) Perl
13 5 (1.89%) VC++
14 4 (1.52%) Embedded C++
14 4 (1.52%) PowerShell
14 4 (1.52%) Scala
15 3 (1.14%) Ruby
15 3 (1.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 74 (28.03%) Degree
2 9 (3.41%) HNC
2 9 (3.41%) HND
3 4 (1.52%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.14%) PhD
5 2 (0.76%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.38%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.38%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.55%) QA
2 9 (3.41%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.38%) JTAG
System Software
1 7 (2.65%) Docker
2 6 (2.27%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.14%) Firmware
4 1 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (2.27%) Ansible
1 6 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (2.27%) Puppet
2 5 (1.89%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.38%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.38%) Mesos
3 1 (0.38%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 47 (17.80%) Microsoft
2 30 (11.36%) Oracle
3 9 (3.41%) Atlassian
4 8 (3.03%) SAP
5 5 (1.89%) webMethods
5 5 (1.89%) WSO2
6 4 (1.52%) Google
7 3 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.76%) Twitter
9 1 (0.38%) Apple
9 1 (0.38%) Perforce
9 1 (0.38%) Sun
9 1 (0.38%) Sybase
9 1 (0.38%) VMware
9 1 (0.38%) Wonderware
9 1 (0.38%) Zend
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Salary: £18000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe
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Salary: Great salary and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £18000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
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Posted: Yesterday
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Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + + Attractive Benefits
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Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
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Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
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Manchester
Bluetown Online LTD
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
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Greater Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
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Stockport
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
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Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
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