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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 102 152 110
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -42
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 150 99 158
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.63% 1.43% 2.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.74% 1.48% 2.51%
Number of salaries quoted 125 89 134
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £30,100 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £46,500
UK excluding London average 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
5465 6672 6306
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.93% 96.56% 96.30%
Number of salaries quoted 4584 5653 5289
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £23,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 5 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the North West region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(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 +60 120 £45,000 +20.00% 21
Cheshire +21 25 £35,000 -12.50% 13
Merseyside -13 4 £38,500 -9.41%
Lancashire - 1 £30,450 - 4
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 285 (99.30%) Software Engineering
2 151 (52.61%) Agile Software Development
3 134 (46.69%) C#
4 126 (43.90%) Java
5 112 (39.02%) OO
6 109 (37.98%) C++
7 108 (37.63%) SQL
8 98 (34.15%) .NET
9 94 (32.75%) Scrum
10 90 (31.36%) JavaScript
11 81 (28.22%) Windows
12 74 (25.78%) Continuous Integration
13 73 (25.44%) ASP.NET
14 68 (23.69%) HTML
15 65 (22.65%) Degree
16 64 (22.30%) C
17 63 (21.95%) Web Services
18 61 (21.25%) Visual Studio
19 60 (20.91%) WPF
20 58 (20.21%) CSS
21 55 (19.16%) SOAP
21 55 (19.16%) jQuery
22 54 (18.82%) XML
23 53 (18.47%) WCF
24 51 (17.77%) Git (software)
24 51 (17.77%) MVC
25 49 (17.07%) SQL Server
26 48 (16.72%) Finance
27 47 (16.38%) Linux
28 46 (16.03%) UML

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 23 (8.01%) Node.js
2 18 (6.27%) Apache
3 12 (4.18%) Mule
3 12 (4.18%) Tomcat
3 12 (4.18%) WebSphere
4 7 (2.44%) CMS
5 4 (1.39%) JBoss
6 3 (1.05%) Drupal
6 3 (1.05%) nginx
6 3 (1.05%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.70%) Alfresco
7 2 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.35%) Kentico
8 1 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.35%) Umbraco
Applications
1 16 (5.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.35%) Doxygen
2 1 (0.35%) MS Office
2 1 (0.35%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 34 (11.85%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (5.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (4.53%) PaaS
3 13 (4.53%) SaaS
4 12 (4.18%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (4.18%) Amazon S3
4 12 (4.18%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.05%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 19 (6.62%) HTTP
1 19 (6.62%) Internet
2 3 (1.05%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.35%) Modbus
3 1 (0.35%) SPDY
3 1 (0.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (17.07%) SQL Server
2 26 (9.06%) NoSQL
3 23 (8.01%) Relational Database
4 15 (5.23%) Azure SQL Database
5 13 (4.53%) Apache Cassandra
6 12 (4.18%) Couchbase
6 12 (4.18%) Hazelcast
7 7 (2.44%) MySQL
7 7 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (2.44%) RDBMS
8 6 (2.09%) MongoDB
8 6 (2.09%) SQLite
9 4 (1.39%) Big Data
9 4 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.70%) Apache Accumulo
11 1 (0.35%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 61 (21.25%) Visual Studio
2 51 (17.77%) Git (software)
3 39 (13.59%) Jenkins
4 36 (12.54%) NUnit
5 31 (10.80%) Maven
6 27 (9.41%) MSTest
7 24 (8.36%) Team Foundation Server
8 17 (5.92%) Subversion
9 12 (4.18%) git-flow
9 12 (4.18%) Hudson
10 9 (3.14%) JUnit
10 9 (3.14%) Selenium
11 8 (2.79%) Ant
11 8 (2.79%) Eclipse
11 8 (2.79%) Gerrit
12 6 (2.09%) Gradle
12 6 (2.09%) Moq
13 5 (1.74%) Jasmine
13 5 (1.74%) Mockito
13 5 (1.74%) WiX
General
1 48 (16.72%) Finance
2 20 (6.97%) Games
3 14 (4.88%) Electronics
4 7 (2.44%) Banking
4 7 (2.44%) Corporate Banking
4 7 (2.44%) Retail
5 5 (1.74%) Aerospace
5 5 (1.74%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.39%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.70%) Back Office
7 2 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (34.15%) .NET
2 73 (25.44%) ASP.NET
3 68 (23.69%) HTML
4 63 (21.95%) Web Services
5 60 (20.91%) WPF
6 58 (20.21%) CSS
7 55 (19.16%) jQuery
7 55 (19.16%) SOAP
8 54 (18.82%) XML
9 53 (18.47%) WCF
10 42 (14.63%) RESTful
10 42 (14.63%) Spring
11 40 (13.94%) AngularJS
12 39 (13.59%) Java EE
13 34 (11.85%) Hibernate
13 34 (11.85%) JSON
14 33 (11.50%) LINQ
15 32 (11.15%) REST
16 26 (9.06%) Silverlight
16 26 (9.06%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 35 (12.20%) N-Tier
2 34 (11.85%) Computer Science
3 26 (9.06%) Algorithms
4 23 (8.01%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (6.97%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (4.18%) Embedded Systems
7 6 (2.09%) User Experience
8 5 (1.74%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.74%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.74%) NHS
8 5 (1.74%) PMI
9 4 (1.39%) Animation
10 3 (1.05%) SCADA
11 2 (0.70%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.70%) LIMS
11 2 (0.70%) Mathematics
11 2 (0.70%) Statistics
12 1 (0.35%) Clustering
12 1 (0.35%) e-Learning
12 1 (0.35%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 81 (28.22%) Windows
2 47 (16.38%) Linux
3 17 (5.92%) Unix
4 16 (5.57%) Windows XP
5 14 (4.88%) Embedded Linux
6 13 (4.53%) Windows CE
7 6 (2.09%) Mac OS X
8 5 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.05%) Android
10 3 (1.05%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.70%) Windows Server
11 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.35%) CentOS
12 1 (0.35%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 285 (99.30%) Software Engineering
2 151 (52.61%) Agile Software Development
3 112 (39.02%) OO
4 94 (32.75%) Scrum
5 74 (25.78%) Continuous Integration
6 51 (17.77%) MVC
7 46 (16.03%) UML
8 44 (15.33%) Mentoring
8 44 (15.33%) Multithreading
9 39 (13.59%) TDD
10 36 (12.54%) MVVM
10 36 (12.54%) SOA
11 27 (9.41%) DevOps
11 27 (9.41%) Use Case
12 26 (9.06%) DSDM
12 26 (9.06%) RUP
12 26 (9.06%) Service Delivery
13 24 (8.36%) E-Commerce
13 24 (8.36%) Open Source
14 22 (7.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 134 (46.69%) C#
2 126 (43.90%) Java
3 109 (37.98%) C++
4 108 (37.63%) SQL
5 90 (31.36%) JavaScript
6 64 (22.30%) C
7 33 (11.50%) T-SQL
8 32 (11.15%) PL/SQL
9 21 (7.32%) PHP
10 18 (6.27%) Embedded C
11 15 (5.23%) TypeScript
12 12 (4.18%) Python
13 7 (2.44%) VB.NET
14 6 (2.09%) Shell Script
15 5 (1.74%) Perl
15 5 (1.74%) PowerShell
15 5 (1.74%) Ruby
16 4 (1.39%) Scala
17 3 (1.05%) Bash Shell
18 2 (0.70%) VC++
Qualifications
1 65 (22.65%) Degree
2 11 (3.83%) HNC
2 11 (3.83%) HND
3 7 (2.44%) PhD
4 6 (2.09%) Security Cleared
5 5 (1.74%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.35%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.35%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.97%) QA
2 11 (3.83%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.35%) COSHH
System Software
1 13 (4.53%) Docker
2 5 (1.74%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (1.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (3.48%) Puppet
2 7 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.74%) Wonderware InTouch
4 3 (1.05%) Ansible
4 3 (1.05%) HAProxy
5 2 (0.70%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 35 (12.20%) Microsoft
2 21 (7.32%) Oracle
3 12 (4.18%) Google
3 12 (4.18%) webMethods
3 12 (4.18%) WSO2
4 9 (3.14%) VMware
5 7 (2.44%) Wonderware
6 5 (1.74%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.39%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.70%) Sencha
8 2 (0.70%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.70%) Zend
9 1 (0.35%) EMC
9 1 (0.35%) Symbian
Chester
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £42000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Oldham
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £32000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Ellesmere Port
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £42000 - £52000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Yoh
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits package!
Posted: 4 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
First Recruitment
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum plus great benefits!
Posted: 4 days ago
Ellesmere Port
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
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Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £600000 per annum + Package
Posted: 5 days ago
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Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £53000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
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Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Missguided
Salary: From £27,000 to £50,000 per annum
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Warrington
KDR Recruitment
Salary: £18000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
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Mobica Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £26,000 per annum plus company benefits
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Mobica Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum dependent on experience
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Posted: 10 days ago
Stockport
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
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Oldham
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Cheadle
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
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Chester
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