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 6 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 117 128 127
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 127 138 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.25% 2.15% 2.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.31% 2.22% 2.14%
Number of salaries quoted 99 119 118
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £32,050 £30,800
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,500
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
5489 6209 6833
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 97.03% 96.62% 97.05%
Number of salaries quoted 4674 4958 5488
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £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 6 May 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 6 May 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 90 £41,500 +3.75% 14
Cheshire +36 24 £35,000 -20.00% 4
Merseyside -1 8 £46,750 +1.08%
Lancashire -13 4 £43,000 -9.47% 1
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 272 (99.63%) Software Engineering
2 152 (55.68%) C#
3 149 (54.58%) Agile Software Development
4 137 (50.18%) OO
5 115 (42.12%) C++
6 114 (41.76%) Java
7 111 (40.66%) SQL
8 108 (39.56%) .NET
9 87 (31.87%) JavaScript
10 85 (31.14%) Scrum
11 80 (29.30%) Degree
12 79 (28.94%) ASP.NET
13 78 (28.57%) Web Services
14 76 (27.84%) Windows
15 75 (27.47%) HTML
16 74 (27.11%) Continuous Integration
17 68 (24.91%) Visual Studio
18 61 (22.34%) MVC
19 59 (21.61%) CSS
20 58 (21.25%) C
20 58 (21.25%) Git (software)
21 57 (20.88%) WPF
22 56 (20.51%) Multithreading
22 56 (20.51%) XML
23 54 (19.78%) UML
24 52 (19.05%) WCF
25 51 (18.68%) jQuery
26 48 (17.58%) SQL Server
27 47 (17.22%) SOAP
28 45 (16.48%) Linux

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 28 (10.26%) Node.js
2 20 (7.33%) Apache
3 15 (5.49%) Mule
4 13 (4.76%) WebSphere
5 5 (1.83%) JBoss
6 4 (1.47%) nginx
6 4 (1.47%) OpenStack
7 3 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.10%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.73%) CMS
8 2 (0.73%) Confluence
9 1 (0.37%) Alfresco
Applications
1 22 (8.06%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.37%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 37 (13.55%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (5.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (4.76%) PaaS
3 13 (4.76%) SaaS
4 12 (4.40%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (4.40%) Amazon S3
4 12 (4.40%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (2.20%) GitHub
6 5 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.37%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 21 (7.69%) HTTP
1 21 (7.69%) Internet
2 4 (1.47%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.10%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.37%) SPDY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (17.58%) SQL Server
2 25 (9.16%) NoSQL
3 15 (5.49%) Azure SQL Database
4 14 (5.13%) Apache Cassandra
4 14 (5.13%) Relational Database
5 13 (4.76%) Couchbase
5 13 (4.76%) Hazelcast
6 6 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (1.83%) MongoDB
7 5 (1.83%) MySQL
7 5 (1.83%) SQLite
8 4 (1.47%) Big Data
8 4 (1.47%) GIS
9 3 (1.10%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.73%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.73%) Redis
10 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2014
11 1 (0.37%) JasperReports
11 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 68 (24.91%) Visual Studio
2 58 (21.25%) Git (software)
3 34 (12.45%) NUnit
4 32 (11.72%) Jenkins
5 27 (9.89%) MSTest
6 25 (9.16%) Maven
7 21 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
8 17 (6.23%) Subversion
9 13 (4.76%) git-flow
9 13 (4.76%) Hudson
10 12 (4.40%) Selenium
11 9 (3.30%) JUnit
12 8 (2.93%) Cucumber
13 7 (2.56%) Gerrit
13 7 (2.56%) JIRA
14 6 (2.20%) Eclipse
14 6 (2.20%) Moq
15 5 (1.83%) Mockito
16 4 (1.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 4 (1.47%) WiX
General
1 41 (15.02%) Finance
2 35 (12.82%) Games
3 26 (9.52%) Electronics
4 8 (2.93%) Pharmaceutical
5 6 (2.20%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.83%) Aerospace
7 4 (1.47%) Banking
7 4 (1.47%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.73%) Advertising
8 2 (0.73%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (39.56%) .NET
2 79 (28.94%) ASP.NET
3 78 (28.57%) Web Services
4 75 (27.47%) HTML
5 59 (21.61%) CSS
6 57 (20.88%) WPF
7 56 (20.51%) XML
8 52 (19.05%) WCF
9 51 (18.68%) jQuery
10 47 (17.22%) SOAP
11 39 (14.29%) RESTful
12 34 (12.45%) ASP.NET MVC
13 32 (11.72%) JSON
14 31 (11.36%) AngularJS
15 30 (10.99%) LINQ
16 27 (9.89%) ASP.NET Web API
16 27 (9.89%) Java EE
16 27 (9.89%) XSLT
17 26 (9.52%) Silverlight
17 26 (9.52%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 42 (15.38%) Computer Science
2 36 (13.19%) N-Tier
3 28 (10.26%) Algorithms
4 18 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (5.49%) Embedded Systems
6 12 (4.40%) User Experience
7 11 (4.03%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (2.93%) Client/Server
8 8 (2.93%) LIMS
9 6 (2.20%) Mathematics
10 5 (1.83%) e-Learning
10 5 (1.83%) PMI
11 4 (1.47%) 3D Graphics
11 4 (1.47%) Animation
11 4 (1.47%) BBC
11 4 (1.47%) Device Driver
11 4 (1.47%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 4 (1.47%) iDTV
11 4 (1.47%) Mobile App
11 4 (1.47%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 76 (27.84%) Windows
2 45 (16.48%) Linux
3 19 (6.96%) Windows XP
4 18 (6.59%) Embedded Linux
5 15 (5.49%) Windows CE
6 14 (5.13%) Unix
7 4 (1.47%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.10%) Android
9 2 (0.73%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.37%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.37%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 272 (99.63%) Software Engineering
2 149 (54.58%) Agile Software Development
3 137 (50.18%) OO
4 85 (31.14%) Scrum
5 74 (27.11%) Continuous Integration
6 61 (22.34%) MVC
7 56 (20.51%) Multithreading
8 54 (19.78%) UML
9 44 (16.12%) SOA
10 39 (14.29%) Open Source
11 35 (12.82%) Mentoring
11 35 (12.82%) TDD
12 31 (11.36%) MVVM
13 29 (10.62%) Use Case
14 26 (9.52%) DSDM
14 26 (9.52%) RUP
14 26 (9.52%) Service Delivery
15 25 (9.16%) DevOps
16 23 (8.42%) OOD
17 21 (7.69%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 152 (55.68%) C#
2 115 (42.12%) C++
3 114 (41.76%) Java
4 111 (40.66%) SQL
5 87 (31.87%) JavaScript
6 58 (21.25%) C
7 33 (12.09%) PL/SQL
8 31 (11.36%) T-SQL
9 21 (7.69%) Embedded C
10 15 (5.49%) TypeScript
11 10 (3.66%) PHP
11 10 (3.66%) Python
12 8 (2.93%) VB.NET
13 6 (2.20%) Perl
14 5 (1.83%) Ruby
14 5 (1.83%) Shell Script
14 5 (1.83%) VC++
15 3 (1.10%) Bash Shell
15 3 (1.10%) PowerShell
16 2 (0.73%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 80 (29.30%) Degree
2 14 (5.13%) HNC
2 14 (5.13%) HND
3 7 (2.56%) PhD
4 6 (2.20%) Security Cleared
5 5 (1.83%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.37%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.37%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.96%) QA
2 14 (5.13%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.37%) COSHH
System Software
1 16 (5.86%) Docker
2 7 (2.56%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.37%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (1.83%) Ansible
1 5 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (1.83%) Puppet
2 4 (1.47%) HAProxy
2 4 (1.47%) Wonderware InTouch
3 1 (0.37%) Hyperic
3 1 (0.37%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.37%) Mesos
Vendors
1 43 (15.75%) Microsoft
2 25 (9.16%) Oracle
3 13 (4.76%) webMethods
3 13 (4.76%) WSO2
4 12 (4.40%) Google
5 7 (2.56%) Atlassian
6 4 (1.47%) VMware
6 4 (1.47%) Wonderware
7 1 (0.37%) Apple
7 1 (0.37%) Perforce
7 1 (0.37%) Sencha
Altrincham, Cheshire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £43,000 per annum Salary DOE, Pension, Health, Life In
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
People Source Consulting
Salary: benefits package
Posted: 7 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + 20% bonus, 10% pension and more...
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Sale, Cheshire
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Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 10 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
ISL
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wythenshawe, Manchester
360 Resourcing
Salary: £35,000-£45,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
Prospectus
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
ARM Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Bonus, RSU, Pension, Medical, Travel, Health & Life Insura
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
TRG
Salary: 30000-50000 Per Annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Central London and Greater Manchester
MI5
Salary: From £43,574 up to £49,741
Posted: 14 days ago
Central London and Greater Manchester
MI5
Salary: From £30,156 up to £35,560
Posted: 14 days ago
Cheadle
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
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Chester
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
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