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 8 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 125 123 207
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +84
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 155 132 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.47% 2.18% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.56% 2.28% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 133 112 57
Median salary £40,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +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
6058 5797 7180
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 96.71% 95.80% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 5113 4788 6135
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 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 +7 107 £42,500 - 27
Cheshire +2 29 £37,500 -1.31% 4
Lancashire -11 8 £38,750 +30.36% 1
Merseyside -14 4 £37,000 -56.47%
Cumbria - 2 £45,000 -
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 8 December 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.

1 305 (98.71%) Software Engineering
2 185 (59.87%) Agile Software Development
3 150 (48.54%) Java
3 150 (48.54%) SQL
4 148 (47.90%) C#
5 146 (47.25%) JavaScript
6 132 (42.72%) .NET
7 125 (40.45%) HTML
8 110 (35.60%) CSS
9 103 (33.33%) Scrum
10 100 (32.36%) ASP.NET
11 87 (28.16%) C++
12 79 (25.57%) MVC
12 79 (25.57%) Git (software)
13 77 (24.92%) jQuery
14 76 (24.60%) Degree
15 74 (23.95%) TDD
16 66 (21.36%) Continuous Integration
17 64 (20.71%) WPF
17 64 (20.71%) AngularJS
18 62 (20.06%) WCF
19 61 (19.74%) OO
20 56 (18.12%) Web Services
21 52 (16.83%) Finance
22 51 (16.50%) XML
23 48 (15.53%) MySQL
24 46 (14.89%) RESTful
25 45 (14.56%) C
26 43 (13.92%) SQL Server
26 43 (13.92%) Spring

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 30 (9.71%) Apache Spark
2 17 (5.50%) Tomcat
3 16 (5.18%) Elasticsearch
4 14 (4.53%) Apache Pig
5 13 (4.21%) JBoss
6 11 (3.56%) CMS
7 8 (2.59%) WebSphere
8 6 (1.94%) Apache
8 6 (1.94%) Confluence
9 5 (1.62%) WebLogic
10 4 (1.29%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (1.29%) IIS
11 3 (0.97%) GlassFish
12 2 (0.65%) nginx
13 1 (0.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 1 (0.32%) Apache Solr
13 1 (0.32%) CICS
13 1 (0.32%) Jetty
13 1 (0.32%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.32%) Umbraco
Applications
1 11 (3.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.32%) MS Office
2 1 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) BASE24
1 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 41 (13.27%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (7.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.91%) GitHub
4 4 (1.29%) SaaS
5 3 (0.97%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.32%) Azure Machine Learning
6 1 (0.32%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.32%) Heroku
6 1 (0.32%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.59%) TCP/IP
2 5 (1.62%) Broadband
2 5 (1.62%) Ethernet
2 5 (1.62%) Intranet
3 4 (1.29%) HTTP
3 4 (1.29%) Internet
3 4 (1.29%) Wireless
4 3 (0.97%) Modbus
4 3 (0.97%) RS-485
4 3 (0.97%) ZigBee
5 2 (0.65%) GPRS
5 2 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.32%) NFC
6 1 (0.32%) PuTTY
6 1 (0.32%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (15.53%) MySQL
2 43 (13.92%) SQL Server
3 36 (11.65%) Big Data
4 29 (9.39%) NoSQL
5 26 (8.41%) MongoDB
5 26 (8.41%) Relational Database
6 22 (7.12%) Hadoop
7 18 (5.83%) RDBMS
8 14 (4.53%) Apache Hive
9 11 (3.56%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (1.94%) Oracle Database
11 6 (1.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
13 4 (1.29%) Apache Cassandra
13 4 (1.29%) Oracle Database 11g
13 4 (1.29%) SQL Server 2014
14 3 (0.97%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 79 (25.57%) Git (software)
2 40 (12.94%) NUnit
3 39 (12.62%) Jenkins
4 26 (8.41%) MSTest
5 24 (7.77%) Visual Studio
6 21 (6.80%) JIRA
6 21 (6.80%) Subversion
7 19 (6.15%) Team Foundation Server
8 16 (5.18%) Selenium
9 13 (4.21%) Eclipse
9 13 (4.21%) JUnit
10 10 (3.24%) Maven
11 8 (2.59%) Mercurial
12 6 (1.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (1.94%) Bitbucket
13 5 (1.62%) Ant
13 5 (1.62%) GitLab
13 5 (1.62%) IntelliJ
13 5 (1.62%) Jasmine
13 5 (1.62%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 52 (16.83%) Finance
2 20 (6.47%) Electronics
3 14 (4.53%) Retail
4 12 (3.88%) Military
5 5 (1.62%) Aerospace
5 5 (1.62%) Games
5 5 (1.62%) Marketing
6 4 (1.29%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.97%) Avionics
7 3 (0.97%) Legal
7 3 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.97%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.65%) Advertising
8 2 (0.65%) Banking
8 2 (0.65%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.65%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (42.72%) .NET
2 125 (40.45%) HTML
3 110 (35.60%) CSS
4 100 (32.36%) ASP.NET
5 77 (24.92%) jQuery
6 64 (20.71%) AngularJS
6 64 (20.71%) WPF
7 62 (20.06%) WCF
8 56 (18.12%) Web Services
9 51 (16.50%) XML
10 46 (14.89%) RESTful
11 43 (13.92%) Spring
12 40 (12.94%) SOAP
13 39 (12.62%) .NET Framework
14 36 (11.65%) Hibernate
15 33 (10.68%) ASP.NET MVC
15 33 (10.68%) Entity Framework
16 31 (10.03%) LINQ
17 30 (9.71%) XSLT
18 28 (9.06%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.09%) Computer Science
2 20 (6.47%) Algorithms
3 17 (5.50%) Mathematics
3 17 (5.50%) Mobile App
4 15 (4.85%) Visualisation
5 12 (3.88%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (3.24%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (2.91%) Data Structures
7 9 (2.91%) Xbox
8 6 (1.94%) Cyberthreat
8 6 (1.94%) Physics
8 6 (1.94%) PKI
9 4 (1.29%) Device Driver
9 4 (1.29%) Embedded Systems
9 4 (1.29%) Inversion of Control
9 4 (1.29%) Kindle
9 4 (1.29%) User Experience
10 3 (0.97%) Home Automation
10 3 (0.97%) N-Tier
10 3 (0.97%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 35 (11.33%) Linux
2 16 (5.18%) Android
3 14 (4.53%) Windows
4 11 (3.56%) Unix
5 10 (3.24%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.94%) Embedded Linux
7 4 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.97%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 305 (98.71%) Software Engineering
2 185 (59.87%) Agile Software Development
3 103 (33.33%) Scrum
4 79 (25.57%) MVC
5 74 (23.95%) TDD
6 66 (21.36%) Continuous Integration
7 61 (19.74%) OO
8 38 (12.30%) SDLC
9 37 (11.97%) UML
10 34 (11.00%) Open Source
11 33 (10.68%) MVVM
12 31 (10.03%) RUP
13 30 (9.71%) Analytics
14 27 (8.74%) Service Delivery
15 26 (8.41%) DSDM
15 26 (8.41%) Use Case
16 23 (7.44%) E-Commerce
17 22 (7.12%) Web Development
18 19 (6.15%) BDD
18 19 (6.15%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 150 (48.54%) Java
1 150 (48.54%) SQL
2 148 (47.90%) C#
3 146 (47.25%) JavaScript
4 87 (28.16%) C++
5 45 (14.56%) C
6 41 (13.27%) Python
7 40 (12.94%) PL/SQL
8 38 (12.30%) PHP
9 33 (10.68%) T-SQL
10 25 (8.09%) Perl
10 25 (8.09%) Ruby
11 10 (3.24%) Embedded C
12 9 (2.91%) VB
12 9 (2.91%) VB.NET
13 7 (2.27%) PowerShell
14 6 (1.94%) Go
14 6 (1.94%) Scala
15 5 (1.62%) Embedded C++
15 5 (1.62%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 76 (24.60%) Degree
2 20 (6.47%) Security Cleared
3 16 (5.18%) DV Cleared
4 3 (0.97%) DBS Check
4 3 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (0.97%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.32%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.62%) QA
2 3 (0.97%) DO-178B
2 3 (0.97%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.32%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 7816
System Software
1 12 (3.88%) Hyper-V
1 12 (3.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (3.24%) Docker
3 7 (2.27%) Firmware
4 2 (0.65%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (2.27%) Puppet
2 6 (1.94%) Ansible
3 3 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.32%) Cobbler
4 1 (0.32%) Control-M
4 1 (0.32%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 33 (10.68%) Oracle
2 28 (9.06%) Microsoft
3 16 (5.18%) VMware
4 6 (1.94%) Xamarin
5 4 (1.29%) Red Hat
6 3 (0.97%) EMC
6 3 (0.97%) hybris
6 3 (0.97%) Sun
7 2 (0.65%) Sybase
8 1 (0.32%) Adobe
8 1 (0.32%) DevExpress
8 1 (0.32%) Google
8 1 (0.32%) Hypercom
8 1 (0.32%) IBM
8 1 (0.32%) Ingenico
8 1 (0.32%) SAP
8 1 (0.32%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.32%) VeriFone
8 1 (0.32%) Wonderware
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