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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 127 94 67
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -27
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 130 177 290
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.87% 2.73% 3.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.97% 2.87% 3.84%
Number of salaries quoted 104 139 262
Average salary £36,000 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £28,550 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £49,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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
6608 6170 7549
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.00% 95.11% 96.34%
Number of salaries quoted 5641 5176 6547
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +1 92 £35,000 -5.40% 23
Cheshire -40 25 £36,500 -2.66% 8
Merseyside +10 12 £42,500 +29.77% 4
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 175 (79.19%) Software Engineering
2 125 (56.56%) Agile Software Development
3 90 (40.72%) Degree
3 90 (40.72%) Java
4 79 (35.75%) C#
4 79 (35.75%) SQL
5 60 (27.15%) Linux
6 59 (26.70%) .NET
7 53 (23.98%) JavaScript
8 52 (23.53%) C++
8 52 (23.53%) SQL Server
9 49 (22.17%) SOAP
10 45 (20.36%) OO
11 43 (19.46%) Web Services
12 42 (19.00%) XML
12 42 (19.00%) HTML
13 36 (16.29%) Scrum
14 35 (15.84%) TDD
14 35 (15.84%) QA
15 34 (15.38%) UNIX
16 33 (14.93%) Computer Science
17 32 (14.48%) Unit Testing
17 32 (14.48%) Windows
18 30 (13.57%) Java EE
19 28 (12.67%) Spring
19 28 (12.67%) Oracle
19 28 (12.67%) ASP.NET
20 27 (12.22%) C
20 27 (12.22%) Enterprise Software
20 27 (12.22%) Relational Database

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (5.88%) Apache
2 5 (2.26%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.81%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.81%) JBoss
3 4 (1.81%) IBM Notes
3 4 (1.81%) Lotus Domino
3 4 (1.81%) GroupWise
3 4 (1.81%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.81%) nginx
3 4 (1.81%) Zimbra
4 2 (0.90%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.90%) IIS
4 2 (0.90%) Liferay
5 1 (0.45%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.45%) WinCC
5 1 (0.45%) CICS
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (0.45%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.45%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (0.45%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (1.36%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.81%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.45%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.45%) Google App Engine
3 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.45%) SaaS
3 1 (0.45%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.79%) Network Security
2 8 (3.62%) HTTP
2 8 (3.62%) TCP/IP
2 8 (3.62%) VPN
3 5 (2.26%) WAN
3 5 (2.26%) LAN
4 4 (1.81%) HTTPS
5 3 (1.36%) Internet
6 2 (0.90%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.45%) ZigBee
7 1 (0.45%) Modbus
7 1 (0.45%) Profibus
7 1 (0.45%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.45%) SMS
7 1 (0.45%) Intranet
7 1 (0.45%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 27 (12.22%) Relational Database
3 20 (9.05%) RDBMS
4 12 (5.43%) MySQL
5 11 (4.98%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (4.07%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (4.07%) OLTP
7 8 (3.62%) MongoDB
8 7 (3.17%) NoSQL
9 5 (2.26%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.81%) Big Data
10 4 (1.81%) Amazon Redshift
11 3 (1.36%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.90%) Hadoop
13 1 (0.45%) Informix
13 1 (0.45%) DB2
13 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (7.24%) Eclipse
1 16 (7.24%) Maven
2 13 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (4.52%) JUnit
4 9 (4.07%) Cucumber
4 9 (4.07%) Subversion
5 8 (3.62%) TestDirector
5 8 (3.62%) Selenium
6 6 (2.71%) Visual Studio
7 5 (2.26%) SoapUI
7 5 (2.26%) JIRA
7 5 (2.26%) Synon
8 4 (1.81%) NUnit
8 4 (1.81%) Gradle
8 4 (1.81%) Jenkins
9 3 (1.36%) Git (software)
9 3 (1.36%) Mockito
9 3 (1.36%) MSTest
9 3 (1.36%) QuickTest Pro
10 2 (0.90%) PVCS
General
1 20 (9.05%) Retail
2 19 (8.60%) Telecoms
3 18 (8.14%) Finance
4 16 (7.24%) Games
5 12 (5.43%) Electronics
6 7 (3.17%) Publishing
7 6 (2.71%) Billing
8 5 (2.26%) Law
8 5 (2.26%) Legal
8 5 (2.26%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.36%) Marketing
9 3 (1.36%) Banking
10 2 (0.90%) Advertising
10 2 (0.90%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.45%) Arabic Language
11 1 (0.45%) French Language
11 1 (0.45%) German Language
11 1 (0.45%) Online Betting
11 1 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.45%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (26.70%) .NET
2 49 (22.17%) SOAP
3 43 (19.46%) Web Services
4 42 (19.00%) XML
4 42 (19.00%) HTML
5 30 (13.57%) Java EE
6 28 (12.67%) Spring
6 28 (12.67%) ASP.NET
7 26 (11.76%) CSS
7 26 (11.76%) Servlets
8 24 (10.86%) JSON
9 20 (9.05%) WSDL
10 19 (8.60%) J2EE
11 18 (8.14%) RESTful
12 17 (7.69%) JMS
13 16 (7.24%) Hibernate
13 16 (7.24%) REST
14 14 (6.33%) jQuery
14 14 (6.33%) WPF
14 14 (6.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 33 (14.93%) Computer Science
2 27 (12.22%) Enterprise Software
3 20 (9.05%) Algorithms
4 18 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (6.79%) Mathematics
5 15 (6.79%) User Experience
6 11 (4.98%) Physics
7 9 (4.07%) Online Games
8 5 (2.26%) iSeries
8 5 (2.26%) Mobile App
8 5 (2.26%) N-Tier
8 5 (2.26%) Animation
8 5 (2.26%) Artificial Intelligence
8 5 (2.26%) AS400
9 4 (1.81%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.36%) Machine to Machine
10 3 (1.36%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (1.36%) Device Driver
11 2 (0.90%) Fixed Income
11 2 (0.90%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 60 (27.15%) Linux
2 34 (15.38%) UNIX
3 32 (14.48%) Windows
4 11 (4.98%) Android
5 7 (3.17%) Apple iOS
6 5 (2.26%) Mac OS X
7 3 (1.36%) CentOS
7 3 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.90%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.90%) Solaris
8 2 (0.90%) VxWorks
8 2 (0.90%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (79.19%) Software Engineering
2 125 (56.56%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (20.36%) OO
4 36 (16.29%) Scrum
5 35 (15.84%) TDD
6 32 (14.48%) Unit Testing
7 26 (11.76%) MVC
7 26 (11.76%) E-Commerce
8 22 (9.95%) Automated Testing
9 19 (8.60%) Test Automation
9 19 (8.60%) OOD
10 17 (7.69%) Logistics
11 16 (7.24%) OOP
11 16 (7.24%) BDD
12 15 (6.79%) Continuous Integration
13 14 (6.33%) Software Testing
14 13 (5.88%) Automation Testing
15 12 (5.43%) Business Intelligence
15 12 (5.43%) User Acceptance Testing
15 12 (5.43%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 90 (40.72%) Java
2 79 (35.75%) C#
2 79 (35.75%) SQL
3 53 (23.98%) JavaScript
4 52 (23.53%) C++
5 27 (12.22%) C
6 17 (7.69%) Python
7 14 (6.33%) PHP
8 10 (4.52%) Embedded C
8 10 (4.52%) VB.NET
9 9 (4.07%) T-SQL
9 9 (4.07%) VB
10 6 (2.71%) Embedded C++
10 6 (2.71%) Scala
11 5 (2.26%) RPG/400
11 5 (2.26%) PowerShell
11 5 (2.26%) Shell Script
11 5 (2.26%) RPG
11 5 (2.26%) VBScript
11 5 (2.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 90 (40.72%) Degree
2 12 (5.43%) ISEB
3 10 (4.52%) ISTQB
4 5 (2.26%) PhD
5 3 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.36%) HND
6 2 (0.90%) MCPD
6 2 (0.90%) MCTS
6 2 (0.90%) Postgraduate
6 2 (0.90%) HNC
6 2 (0.90%) MCP
6 2 (0.90%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.90%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.45%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (15.84%) QA
2 2 (0.90%) GAMP
2 2 (0.90%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (3.17%) Firmware
2 6 (2.71%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.26%) Terminal Server
4 4 (1.81%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.45%) Squid
Systems Management
1 2 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (0.90%) Hyperic
1 2 (0.90%) Puppet
Vendors
1 28 (12.67%) Oracle
2 24 (10.86%) Microsoft
3 13 (5.88%) VMware
4 5 (2.26%) Citrix
4 5 (2.26%) BT
5 4 (1.81%) Google
5 4 (1.81%) Lotus
5 4 (1.81%) Novell
6 3 (1.36%) Xamarin
6 3 (1.36%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.36%) Apple
7 2 (0.90%) Perforce
8 1 (0.45%) Rackspace
8 1 (0.45%) HP
8 1 (0.45%) Compuware
8 1 (0.45%) IBM
8 1 (0.45%) Siemens
8 1 (0.45%) SAP
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Posted: 18 hours ago
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Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
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Preston
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Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £34000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
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Salary: £34000 - £50000 per annum
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Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Excellent competitive package
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Salary: up to 60k GBP pa + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: up to 60k GBP pa + benefits
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Salary: £24000 - £40000 per annum + + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
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Salary: £24,000 - £38,000 per year
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Wirral
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Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £24,000 - £38,000 per year
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Salary: Competitive
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