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

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 115 129 107
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -22
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 140 135 174
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.32% 1.99% 2.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.44% 2.10% 2.54%
Number of salaries quoted 122 118 162
Average salary £40,000 £36,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.58% +10.60%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £28,250
10% offered a salary of more than £47,750 £53,350 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
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
5734 6442 6850
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.00% 95.17% 95.59%
Number of salaries quoted 4624 5209 5815
Average salary £40,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 June 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 2 June 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 +21 94 £40,000 +7.38% 15
Cheshire -25 18 £44,000 +25.71% 6
Lancashire -3 17 £47,500 -5.94% 4
Merseyside +12 7 £32,000 -42.34%
Cumbria - 7 £29,000 -
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 June 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.

1 256 (89.51%) Software Engineering
2 131 (45.80%) Degree
3 112 (39.16%) C++
3 112 (39.16%) Java
4 110 (38.46%) C#
5 106 (37.06%) Agile Software Development
6 98 (34.27%) SQL
7 88 (30.77%) Linux
8 77 (26.92%) .NET
9 73 (25.52%) OO
10 72 (25.17%) C
10 72 (25.17%) SQL Server
10 72 (25.17%) TDD
11 61 (21.33%) JavaScript
12 58 (20.28%) XML
13 48 (16.78%) MVC
14 47 (16.43%) Analytical Skills
15 46 (16.08%) ASP.NET
16 45 (15.73%) Windows
16 45 (15.73%) SDLC
17 44 (15.38%) Unit Testing
18 43 (15.03%) SOAP
19 42 (14.69%) Relational Database
20 41 (14.34%) REST
20 41 (14.34%) UNIX
21 40 (13.99%) Spring
22 39 (13.64%) Finance
22 39 (13.64%) Hibernate
22 39 (13.64%) Enterprise Software
23 37 (12.94%) Scrum

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

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 (5.59%) Apache
2 5 (1.75%) CMS
3 4 (1.40%) JBoss
4 3 (1.05%) Facebook Platform
4 3 (1.05%) WordPress
4 3 (1.05%) IIS
4 3 (1.05%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.70%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.70%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.35%) WinCC
6 1 (0.35%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.35%) nginx
6 1 (0.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (2.10%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.05%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.70%) SaaS
3 2 (0.70%) GitHub
4 1 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.35%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.35%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (6.99%) Network Security
2 6 (2.10%) HTTP
3 5 (1.75%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.75%) VPN
4 4 (1.40%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.70%) Bluetooth
5 2 (0.70%) GPRS
5 2 (0.70%) GSM
5 2 (0.70%) UMTS
5 2 (0.70%) VoIP
5 2 (0.70%) WLAN
5 2 (0.70%) DNS
5 2 (0.70%) DVB
5 2 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.70%) NFC
6 1 (0.35%) Modbus
6 1 (0.35%) Profibus
6 1 (0.35%) Firewall
6 1 (0.35%) IPsec
6 1 (0.35%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (25.17%) SQL Server
2 42 (14.69%) Relational Database
3 30 (10.49%) RDBMS
4 18 (6.29%) MySQL
5 16 (5.59%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (2.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.75%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.40%) Big Data
9 3 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.70%) JasperReports
10 2 (0.70%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.70%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.35%) Amazon Redshift
11 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.35%) DB2
Development Applications
1 32 (11.19%) Maven
2 21 (7.34%) Visual Studio
3 15 (5.24%) Selenium
3 15 (5.24%) MSTest
3 15 (5.24%) NUnit
4 14 (4.90%) Git (software)
5 12 (4.20%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (3.50%) Jenkins
7 8 (2.80%) JIRA
8 7 (2.45%) Hudson
8 7 (2.45%) TeamCity
8 7 (2.45%) Subversion
9 6 (2.10%) Eclipse
9 6 (2.10%) JUnit
10 4 (1.40%) Ant
10 4 (1.40%) PVCS
11 3 (1.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 3 (1.05%) TestDirector
11 3 (1.05%) QuickTest Pro
11 3 (1.05%) Synon
General
1 39 (13.64%) Finance
2 27 (9.44%) Retail
3 19 (6.64%) Telecoms
4 16 (5.59%) Electronics
5 11 (3.85%) Games
5 11 (3.85%) Publishing
6 8 (2.80%) Banking
7 7 (2.45%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.75%) Law
9 4 (1.40%) Multimedia
9 4 (1.40%) Billing
9 4 (1.40%) Marketing
10 3 (1.05%) Automotive
10 3 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.70%) Military
11 2 (0.70%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.70%) Avionics
12 1 (0.35%) Arabic Language
12 1 (0.35%) French Language
12 1 (0.35%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (26.92%) .NET
2 58 (20.28%) XML
3 46 (16.08%) ASP.NET
4 43 (15.03%) SOAP
5 41 (14.34%) REST
6 40 (13.99%) Spring
7 39 (13.64%) Hibernate
8 35 (12.24%) HTML
8 35 (12.24%) JMS
9 34 (11.89%) JSON
10 33 (11.54%) WPF
11 32 (11.19%) ActiveMQ
11 32 (11.19%) WSDL
11 32 (11.19%) Servlets
11 32 (11.19%) RabbitMQ
12 31 (10.84%) RESTful
12 31 (10.84%) Web Services
13 25 (8.74%) WCF
14 24 (8.39%) Java EE
15 22 (7.69%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 47 (16.43%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (13.64%) Enterprise Software
3 24 (8.39%) Computer Science
4 23 (8.04%) Algorithms
5 21 (7.34%) Mathematics
6 17 (5.94%) User Experience
7 15 (5.24%) Physics
8 9 (3.15%) Mobile App
8 9 (3.15%) N-Tier
9 8 (2.80%) Animation
10 6 (2.10%) Device Driver
10 6 (2.10%) Embedded Systems
11 5 (1.75%) 3D Graphics
12 4 (1.40%) Replication
13 3 (1.05%) iSeries
13 3 (1.05%) AS400
13 3 (1.05%) W3C
13 3 (1.05%) Client/Server
14 2 (0.70%) MPEG
14 2 (0.70%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 88 (30.77%) Linux
2 45 (15.73%) Windows
3 41 (14.34%) UNIX
4 10 (3.50%) Apple iOS
5 9 (3.15%) Android
6 6 (2.10%) Windows CE
7 5 (1.75%) Windows XP
8 3 (1.05%) CentOS
8 3 (1.05%) Embedded Linux
8 3 (1.05%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.70%) Nucleus RTOS
9 2 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.70%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.70%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.70%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.35%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 256 (89.51%) Software Engineering
2 106 (37.06%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (25.52%) OO
4 72 (25.17%) TDD
5 48 (16.78%) MVC
6 45 (15.73%) SDLC
7 44 (15.38%) Unit Testing
8 37 (12.94%) Scrum
9 32 (11.19%) E-Commerce
10 24 (8.39%) Software Architecture
10 24 (8.39%) OOD
11 23 (8.04%) Logistics
12 21 (7.34%) MVVM
13 20 (6.99%) Multithreading
14 19 (6.64%) Continuous Integration
14 19 (6.64%) UML
15 18 (6.29%) Automated Testing
15 18 (6.29%) Test Automation
16 16 (5.59%) Business Intelligence
17 15 (5.24%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 112 (39.16%) C++
1 112 (39.16%) Java
2 110 (38.46%) C#
3 98 (34.27%) SQL
4 72 (25.17%) C
5 61 (21.33%) JavaScript
6 25 (8.74%) Python
7 22 (7.69%) PHP
8 21 (7.34%) T-SQL
9 12 (4.20%) Embedded C
9 12 (4.20%) Scala
10 11 (3.85%) Embedded C++
10 11 (3.85%) PL/SQL
11 8 (2.80%) VB.NET
11 8 (2.80%) XAML
12 7 (2.45%) R
12 7 (2.45%) Perl
13 6 (2.10%) VB
14 5 (1.75%) Objective-C
14 5 (1.75%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 131 (45.80%) Degree
2 7 (2.45%) HND
3 6 (2.10%) HNC
4 5 (1.75%) Security Cleared
5 4 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.05%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.05%) Chartered Engineer
6 3 (1.05%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.05%) ISEB
7 2 (0.70%) Postgraduate
7 2 (0.70%) MCSD
7 2 (0.70%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.64%) QA
2 7 (2.45%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.05%) IEC 61508
3 3 (1.05%) TickIT
3 3 (1.05%) GAMP
3 3 (1.05%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (1.40%) Firmware
1 4 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.70%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.70%) Docker
2 2 (0.70%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.35%) XenApp
3 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.35%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.35%) Squid
Systems Management
1 5 (1.75%) Puppet
2 2 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.70%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 23 (8.04%) Microsoft
2 12 (4.20%) Oracle
3 7 (2.45%) VMware
4 4 (1.40%) Business Objects
4 4 (1.40%) Perforce
4 4 (1.40%) DevExpress
5 3 (1.05%) Facebook
5 3 (1.05%) Twitter
5 3 (1.05%) Xamarin
5 3 (1.05%) BT
5 3 (1.05%) Apple
6 2 (0.70%) Symbian
6 2 (0.70%) Citrix
6 2 (0.70%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.35%) Wonderware
7 1 (0.35%) SAP
7 1 (0.35%) Siemens
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 35,000 + Excellent Bens
Posted: 15 hours ago
Lancaster, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Techsearch Technology
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 45,000 + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent Salary + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Plus exceptional Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Talent Spa
Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £24000 - £45000 per annum + + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mobica Limited
Salary: £25,000 - £50,000 (Dependent on experience)
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mobica Limited
Salary: £20,000 - £25,000 Dependent on experience
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
University Of Manchester
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Wilmslow, Manchester
Mobica Limited
Salary: £20,000 - £25,000 Dependent on experience
Posted: 11 days ago
North West, Manchester
Mobica Limited
Salary: £25,000 - £50,000 (Dependent on experience)
Posted: 11 days ago