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

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 126 145 143
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 121 121 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.06% 1.85% 1.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.11% 1.91% 1.79%
Number of salaries quoted 94 109 118
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,250 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,000 £46,750
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
5722 6326 6913
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 97.53% 96.89% 96.73%
Number of salaries quoted 4792 5161 5555
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 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £54,000 £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 30 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 30 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 +2 89 £40,000 +6.66% 29
Cheshire +38 23 £42,500 - 1
Lancashire +4 5 £36,250 +11.53% 1
Merseyside -6 3 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 243 (98.78%) Software Engineering
2 137 (55.69%) Agile Software Development
3 124 (50.41%) C#
4 113 (45.93%) C++
5 106 (43.09%) .NET
6 97 (39.43%) Java
7 96 (39.02%) JavaScript
8 93 (37.80%) SQL
9 89 (36.18%) OO
10 85 (34.55%) HTML
11 82 (33.33%) ASP.NET
12 72 (29.27%) CSS
13 68 (27.64%) Degree
14 65 (26.42%) Scrum
15 63 (25.61%) MVC
16 58 (23.58%) Web Services
17 56 (22.76%) jQuery
18 53 (21.54%) Git (software)
19 50 (20.33%) WPF
20 49 (19.92%) Continuous Integration
21 48 (19.51%) Finance
22 46 (18.70%) WCF
23 44 (17.89%) XML
24 42 (17.07%) SQL Server
25 40 (16.26%) Electronics
26 39 (15.85%) Visual Studio
26 39 (15.85%) UML
26 39 (15.85%) TDD
27 38 (15.45%) RESTful
28 36 (14.63%) Windows

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 7 (2.85%) CMS
2 6 (2.44%) Apache
2 6 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (2.44%) Confluence
2 6 (2.44%) JBoss
2 6 (2.44%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.03%) nginx
4 4 (1.63%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.22%) Mule
5 3 (1.22%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (6.10%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (3.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.91%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (4.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (1.63%) GitHub
4 2 (0.81%) SaaS
5 1 (0.41%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.07%) HTTP
2 9 (3.66%) Internet
3 8 (3.25%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (0.81%) Wireless
5 1 (0.41%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (17.07%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.69%) Relational Database
3 13 (5.28%) NoSQL
4 11 (4.47%) MySQL
5 10 (4.07%) MongoDB
5 10 (4.07%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (3.66%) RDBMS
7 8 (3.25%) Big Data
7 8 (3.25%) GIS
8 7 (2.85%) SQL Server 2014
9 6 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (2.03%) Hadoop
10 5 (2.03%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (1.63%) Azure SQL Database
12 2 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.81%) JasperReports
12 2 (0.81%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.81%) Redis
13 1 (0.41%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 53 (21.54%) Git (software)
2 39 (15.85%) Visual Studio
3 30 (12.20%) NUnit
4 26 (10.57%) MSTest
5 16 (6.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (5.69%) Jenkins
7 12 (4.88%) Subversion
8 10 (4.07%) Maven
9 9 (3.66%) JIRA
9 9 (3.66%) JUnit
10 7 (2.85%) Selenium
11 6 (2.44%) Cucumber
12 5 (2.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (2.03%) Eclipse
12 5 (2.03%) Mockito
12 5 (2.03%) Octopus Deploy
13 4 (1.63%) Ant
13 4 (1.63%) Grunt
13 4 (1.63%) RSpec
13 4 (1.63%) WebDriver
General
1 48 (19.51%) Finance
2 40 (16.26%) Electronics
3 20 (8.13%) Games
4 13 (5.28%) Telecoms
5 10 (4.07%) Manufacturing
6 8 (3.25%) Marketing
7 7 (2.85%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.22%) Advertising
9 2 (0.81%) Music Industry
9 2 (0.81%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (43.09%) .NET
2 85 (34.55%) HTML
3 82 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 72 (29.27%) CSS
5 58 (23.58%) Web Services
6 56 (22.76%) jQuery
7 50 (20.33%) WPF
8 46 (18.70%) WCF
9 44 (17.89%) XML
10 38 (15.45%) RESTful
11 33 (13.41%) ASP.NET MVC
11 33 (13.41%) SOAP
12 31 (12.60%) HTML5
13 29 (11.79%) LINQ
14 28 (11.38%) AngularJS
15 27 (10.98%) XSLT
16 26 (10.57%) Silverlight
16 26 (10.57%) WF
17 19 (7.72%) JSON
17 19 (7.72%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 35 (14.23%) Computer Science
2 22 (8.94%) N-Tier
3 21 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (6.50%) Algorithms
5 15 (6.10%) User Experience
6 10 (4.07%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (3.66%) Embedded Systems
7 9 (3.66%) Mobile App
8 8 (3.25%) Mathematics
9 7 (2.85%) Client/Server
9 7 (2.85%) Device Driver
9 7 (2.85%) LIMS
10 6 (2.44%) 3D Graphics
10 6 (2.44%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 5 (2.03%) iPad
12 4 (1.63%) Animation
12 4 (1.63%) BBC
12 4 (1.63%) e-Learning
12 4 (1.63%) Management Information System
12 4 (1.63%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 36 (14.63%) Windows
2 34 (13.82%) Linux
3 18 (7.32%) Unix
4 11 (4.47%) Embedded Linux
5 5 (2.03%) Apple iOS
5 5 (2.03%) Windows CE
5 5 (2.03%) Windows XP
6 4 (1.63%) Android
7 1 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 243 (98.78%) Software Engineering
2 137 (55.69%) Agile Software Development
3 89 (36.18%) OO
4 65 (26.42%) Scrum
5 63 (25.61%) MVC
6 49 (19.92%) Continuous Integration
7 39 (15.85%) TDD
7 39 (15.85%) UML
8 29 (11.79%) Open Source
8 29 (11.79%) Service Delivery
9 28 (11.38%) Multithreading
9 28 (11.38%) Use Case
10 27 (10.98%) MVVM
11 26 (10.57%) DSDM
11 26 (10.57%) RUP
12 20 (8.13%) OOP
13 19 (7.72%) SOA
14 17 (6.91%) Mentoring
14 17 (6.91%) Unit Testing
15 16 (6.50%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 124 (50.41%) C#
2 113 (45.93%) C++
3 97 (39.43%) Java
4 96 (39.02%) JavaScript
5 93 (37.80%) SQL
6 35 (14.23%) C
7 32 (13.01%) PL/SQL
8 31 (12.60%) T-SQL
9 14 (5.69%) Embedded C
9 14 (5.69%) PHP
10 13 (5.28%) Python
11 9 (3.66%) VB.NET
12 5 (2.03%) Embedded C++
12 5 (2.03%) Perl
12 5 (2.03%) PowerShell
12 5 (2.03%) VB
12 5 (2.03%) VC++
13 4 (1.63%) Ruby
13 4 (1.63%) TypeScript
14 3 (1.22%) Scala
Qualifications
1 68 (27.64%) Degree
2 5 (2.03%) HNC
2 5 (2.03%) HND
3 3 (1.22%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.41%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.41%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.66%) QA
2 8 (3.25%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.41%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 7816
3 1 (0.41%) JTAG
System Software
1 8 (3.25%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.03%) Firmware
3 4 (1.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (2.03%) Ansible
1 5 (2.03%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (2.03%) Puppet
2 4 (1.63%) HAProxy
3 2 (0.81%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.41%) Control-M
4 1 (0.41%) Mesos
Vendors
1 30 (12.20%) Microsoft
2 29 (11.79%) Oracle
3 8 (3.25%) Atlassian
3 8 (3.25%) SAP
4 3 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (0.81%) Twitter
6 1 (0.41%) Apple
6 1 (0.41%) Ingenico
6 1 (0.41%) Perforce
6 1 (0.41%) Sun
6 1 (0.41%) Sybase
6 1 (0.41%) VeriFone
6 1 (0.41%) webMethods
6 1 (0.41%) WSO2
6 1 (0.41%) Zend
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £15000 - £22000 per annum + training and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £30000 - £50000 Per Annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
IT Connections
Salary: £24,000 to £55,000
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £40k plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + Fantastic Bonuses + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Healthcare, Pension etc
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum Bupa + Pension + Excellent Training
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Healthcare, Pension etc
Posted: 2 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
ECOM
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £500000 per annum + Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £42000 - £55000 per annum + Healthcare, Pension etc
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Raytheon
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £43000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
People Source Consulting
Salary: benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: Bonus, Bens
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Salary: Full Benefits package, Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
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Manchester, Lancashire
MI5
Posted: 24 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
MI5
Posted: 24 days ago
Manchester
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 Perm or £250 a day Contract (work from home)
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