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

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 108 112 83
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -29
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 150 165 238
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.28% 2.30% 3.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.39% 2.42% 3.40%
Number of salaries quoted 127 132 209
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £49,400 £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
6279 6829 6995
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.27% 95.28% 95.25%
Number of salaries quoted 5001 5536 5865
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 £24,690 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,000 £52,500
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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +18 97 £37,500 +2.73% 15
Cheshire -30 21 £42,500 +13.33% 8
Merseyside +17 19 £42,500 -5.55%
Lancashire 0 7 £33,387 -4.60% 2
Cumbria - 5 £29,000 - 1
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 230 (85.50%) Software Engineering
2 125 (46.47%) Degree
3 108 (40.15%) Agile Software Development
4 101 (37.55%) Java
5 95 (35.32%) C#
6 94 (34.94%) C++
7 92 (34.20%) SQL
8 77 (28.62%) Linux
9 71 (26.39%) OO
10 62 (23.05%) .NET
10 62 (23.05%) TDD
11 61 (22.68%) SQL Server
12 58 (21.56%) C
12 58 (21.56%) JavaScript
13 48 (17.84%) XML
14 45 (16.73%) Unit Testing
15 43 (15.99%) Analytical Skills
16 42 (15.61%) Windows
17 38 (14.13%) UNIX
17 38 (14.13%) SOAP
18 37 (13.75%) REST
19 36 (13.38%) Enterprise Software
19 36 (13.38%) Web Services
19 36 (13.38%) MVC
20 35 (13.01%) Relational Database
21 34 (12.64%) Computer Science
21 34 (12.64%) Scrum
21 34 (12.64%) Spring
22 33 (12.27%) HTML
23 32 (11.90%) ASP.NET

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 13 (4.83%) Apache
2 5 (1.86%) CMS
3 4 (1.49%) nginx
4 3 (1.12%) Facebook Platform
4 3 (1.12%) WordPress
4 3 (1.12%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.12%) IIS
4 3 (1.12%) JBoss
5 2 (0.74%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.74%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.37%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.37%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.37%) WinCC
6 1 (0.37%) Liferay
Applications
1 4 (1.49%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.12%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.97%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.74%) SaaS
4 1 (0.37%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.37%) GitHub
4 1 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.37%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.32%) Network Security
2 8 (2.97%) TCP/IP
3 7 (2.60%) HTTP
4 4 (1.49%) HTTPS
5 3 (1.12%) VPN
6 2 (0.74%) DNS
6 2 (0.74%) LAN
6 2 (0.74%) WAN
6 2 (0.74%) Internet
7 1 (0.37%) Firewall
7 1 (0.37%) IPsec
7 1 (0.37%) ZigBee
7 1 (0.37%) Modbus
7 1 (0.37%) Profibus
7 1 (0.37%) SMTP
7 1 (0.37%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.37%) SMS
7 1 (0.37%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (22.68%) SQL Server
2 35 (13.01%) Relational Database
3 24 (8.92%) RDBMS
4 16 (5.95%) MySQL
5 15 (5.58%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (2.97%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (2.60%) NoSQL
7 7 (2.60%) Big Data
8 6 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (2.23%) MongoDB
9 5 (1.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (1.49%) Amazon Redshift
11 3 (1.12%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.74%) JasperReports
12 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
13 1 (0.37%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 28 (10.41%) Maven
2 17 (6.32%) Visual Studio
3 13 (4.83%) Selenium
3 13 (4.83%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (4.09%) NUnit
5 10 (3.72%) MSTest
5 10 (3.72%) Git (software)
6 8 (2.97%) Jenkins
6 8 (2.97%) TestDirector
7 7 (2.60%) Subversion
7 7 (2.60%) TeamCity
8 6 (2.23%) JUnit
8 6 (2.23%) Hudson
9 5 (1.86%) Cucumber
9 5 (1.86%) Synon
9 5 (1.86%) JIRA
10 4 (1.49%) QuickTest Pro
10 4 (1.49%) PVCS
10 4 (1.49%) Eclipse
11 3 (1.12%) Ant
General
1 31 (11.52%) Finance
2 26 (9.67%) Retail
3 21 (7.81%) Telecoms
4 20 (7.43%) Electronics
5 12 (4.46%) Games
6 11 (4.09%) Publishing
7 10 (3.72%) Law
8 7 (2.60%) Manufacturing
8 7 (2.60%) Banking
9 6 (2.23%) Billing
10 5 (1.86%) Marketing
10 5 (1.86%) Legal
11 3 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.74%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.74%) Military
12 2 (0.74%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.74%) Avionics
13 1 (0.37%) Arabic Language
13 1 (0.37%) French Language
13 1 (0.37%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (23.05%) .NET
2 48 (17.84%) XML
3 38 (14.13%) SOAP
4 37 (13.75%) REST
5 36 (13.38%) Web Services
6 34 (12.64%) Spring
7 33 (12.27%) HTML
8 32 (11.90%) ASP.NET
9 31 (11.52%) JMS
10 30 (11.15%) Hibernate
11 29 (10.78%) Servlets
11 29 (10.78%) JSON
12 28 (10.41%) WPF
12 28 (10.41%) RESTful
13 26 (9.67%) RabbitMQ
13 26 (9.67%) ActiveMQ
13 26 (9.67%) WSDL
14 21 (7.81%) Java EE
15 19 (7.06%) CSS
16 18 (6.69%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 43 (15.99%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (13.38%) Enterprise Software
3 34 (12.64%) Computer Science
4 22 (8.18%) Algorithms
5 17 (6.32%) User Experience
5 17 (6.32%) Mathematics
6 14 (5.20%) Physics
7 7 (2.60%) Mobile App
8 6 (2.23%) N-Tier
9 5 (1.86%) AS400
9 5 (1.86%) Animation
9 5 (1.86%) Artificial Intelligence
9 5 (1.86%) iSeries
9 5 (1.86%) Open Source
10 4 (1.49%) Device Driver
11 3 (1.12%) 3D Graphics
11 3 (1.12%) Fixed Income
11 3 (1.12%) Embedded Systems
11 3 (1.12%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.74%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 77 (28.62%) Linux
2 42 (15.61%) Windows
3 38 (14.13%) UNIX
4 7 (2.60%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.86%) Windows XP
5 5 (1.86%) Windows CE
6 4 (1.49%) Android
7 3 (1.12%) CentOS
7 3 (1.12%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.74%) VxWorks
8 2 (0.74%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (85.50%) Software Engineering
2 108 (40.15%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (26.39%) OO
4 62 (23.05%) TDD
5 45 (16.73%) Unit Testing
6 36 (13.38%) MVC
7 34 (12.64%) Scrum
8 28 (10.41%) E-Commerce
9 24 (8.92%) OOD
9 24 (8.92%) Automated Testing
10 22 (8.18%) Test Automation
11 21 (7.81%) Multithreading
12 20 (7.43%) Logistics
13 19 (7.06%) Business Intelligence
14 18 (6.69%) Software Architecture
15 17 (6.32%) Continuous Integration
16 16 (5.95%) OOP
17 15 (5.58%) UML
17 15 (5.58%) MVVM
18 14 (5.20%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 101 (37.55%) Java
2 95 (35.32%) C#
3 94 (34.94%) C++
4 92 (34.20%) SQL
5 58 (21.56%) JavaScript
5 58 (21.56%) C
6 25 (9.29%) Python
7 20 (7.43%) PHP
8 14 (5.20%) T-SQL
9 13 (4.83%) Embedded C
10 11 (4.09%) Embedded C++
10 11 (4.09%) Scala
11 8 (2.97%) XAML
11 8 (2.97%) VB.NET
12 7 (2.60%) Perl
12 7 (2.60%) Ruby
13 6 (2.23%) R
14 5 (1.86%) RPG/400
14 5 (1.86%) Objective-C
14 5 (1.86%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 125 (46.47%) Degree
2 10 (3.72%) ISEB
3 8 (2.97%) ISTQB
4 6 (2.23%) HND
5 5 (1.86%) HNC
5 5 (1.86%) PhD
5 5 (1.86%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.74%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.74%) Postgraduate
6 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.37%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (0.37%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (10.41%) QA
2 5 (1.86%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.12%) GAMP
4 1 (0.37%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.37%) TickIT
4 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.37%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 7 (2.60%) Firmware
2 4 (1.49%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.74%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.74%) Docker
4 2 (0.74%) Terminal Server
4 2 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.37%) Squid
5 1 (0.37%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.37%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (0.74%) Puppet
1 2 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (0.74%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.37%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 24 (8.92%) Microsoft
2 14 (5.20%) Oracle
3 13 (4.83%) VMware
4 5 (1.86%) BT
5 4 (1.49%) Perforce
5 4 (1.49%) Citrix
5 4 (1.49%) DevExpress
6 3 (1.12%) Facebook
6 3 (1.12%) Twitter
6 3 (1.12%) Xamarin
6 3 (1.12%) Apple
7 2 (0.74%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.74%) Business Objects
7 2 (0.74%) SAP
8 1 (0.37%) Siemens
8 1 (0.37%) Rackspace
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Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
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