The table below looks at the statistics for Software Engineering skills 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 Engineering over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 48 63 47
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -16
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 319 277 334
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.74% 3.77% 4.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.52% 4.52% 6.11%
Number of salaries quoted 286 233 303
Average salary £38,250 £37,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.32% +7.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Software Engineering
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5777 6128 5466
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 85.90% 83.50% 79.74%
Number of salaries quoted 4790 4867 4629
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Software Engineering
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the North West region.

Software Engineering Salary Trend in the North West

Software Engineering
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Software Engineering Salary Histogram in the North West

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 August 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 +19 216 £37,500 -6.25% 29
Cheshire -10 68 £40,000 +23.07% 15
Lancashire +21 23 £32,500 -26.13% 3
Merseyside +6 11 £66,500 +97.03% 6
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering.

1 312 (50.32%) Agile Software Development
2 282 (45.48%) C#
3 262 (42.26%) Java
4 256 (41.29%) .NET
5 238 (38.39%) SQL
6 233 (37.58%) JavaScript
7 216 (34.84%) Degree
8 182 (29.35%) ASP.NET
9 177 (28.55%) C++
10 171 (27.58%) HTML
10 171 (27.58%) TDD
11 167 (26.94%) Scrum
12 160 (25.81%) SQL Server
13 155 (25.00%) MVC
14 144 (23.23%) OO
15 139 (22.42%) CSS
16 127 (20.48%) Linux
17 123 (19.84%) Web Services
18 120 (19.35%) XML
19 115 (18.55%) Windows
20 112 (18.06%) Computer Science
21 110 (17.74%) jQuery
22 97 (15.65%) Spring
23 96 (15.48%) C
24 95 (15.32%) WCF
25 91 (14.68%) J2EE
25 91 (14.68%) SOAP
26 89 (14.35%) Continuous Integration
27 88 (14.19%) REST
28 85 (13.71%) WPF

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 24 (3.87%) Tomcat
2 22 (3.55%) Apache
3 17 (2.74%) JBoss
4 16 (2.58%) CMS
5 15 (2.42%) IIS
6 14 (2.26%) WordPress
7 13 (2.10%) Node.js
8 9 (1.45%) SharePoint
9 7 (1.13%) WebSphere
9 7 (1.13%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.81%) Apache Solr
10 5 (0.81%) Drupal
10 5 (0.81%) Umbraco
11 4 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (0.65%) nginx
11 4 (0.65%) SilverStripe
12 3 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.48%) Apache ServiceMix
12 3 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
13 2 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 36 (5.81%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.29%) MS Visio
2 8 (1.29%) MS Project
3 6 (0.97%) MS Office
4 2 (0.32%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 9 (1.45%) Magento
2 2 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.16%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.61%) SaaS
2 8 (1.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.65%) Office 365
5 2 (0.32%) Route 53
5 2 (0.32%) GitHub
5 2 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.16%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.26%) Internet
2 12 (1.94%) VPN
3 11 (1.77%) GPRS
3 11 (1.77%) UMTS
4 10 (1.61%) Network Security
5 8 (1.29%) NFC
5 8 (1.29%) VoIP
5 8 (1.29%) WLAN
5 8 (1.29%) GSM
5 8 (1.29%) DVB
5 8 (1.29%) Bluetooth
5 8 (1.29%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (0.65%) Wireless
6 4 (0.65%) HTTP
7 2 (0.32%) IPsec
7 2 (0.32%) Intranet
7 2 (0.32%) PPTP
7 2 (0.32%) OpenVPN
8 1 (0.16%) 4G
8 1 (0.16%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (25.81%) SQL Server
2 51 (8.23%) MySQL
3 39 (6.29%) Relational Database
4 28 (4.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 23 (3.71%) RDBMS
6 14 (2.26%) MongoDB
6 14 (2.26%) NoSQL
7 10 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (0.81%) Big Data
11 4 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.48%) JasperReports
12 3 (0.48%) EDRMS
12 3 (0.48%) Data Mining
12 3 (0.48%) DB2
12 3 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (0.48%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 56 (9.03%) Git (software)
2 50 (8.06%) Visual Studio
3 41 (6.61%) Maven
4 38 (6.13%) NUnit
4 38 (6.13%) JUnit
5 36 (5.81%) Jenkins
6 29 (4.68%) Eclipse
6 29 (4.68%) Selenium
7 27 (4.35%) JIRA
8 22 (3.55%) Subversion
9 21 (3.39%) MSTest
10 16 (2.58%) Ant
11 14 (2.26%) TeamCity
12 12 (1.94%) Jasmine
13 11 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (1.77%) Hudson
14 10 (1.61%) Moq
14 10 (1.61%) CruiseControl
15 6 (0.97%) Redmine
15 6 (0.97%) Gradle
General
1 66 (10.65%) Finance
2 42 (6.77%) Retail
3 17 (2.74%) Manufacturing
4 15 (2.42%) Electronics
5 14 (2.26%) Games
6 10 (1.61%) Marketing
7 9 (1.45%) Automotive
8 8 (1.29%) Multimedia
9 7 (1.13%) Back Office
10 6 (0.97%) Law
11 5 (0.81%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.81%) Telecoms
12 4 (0.65%) Banking
13 2 (0.32%) Avionics
13 2 (0.32%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.32%) Publishing
13 2 (0.32%) Military
14 1 (0.16%) Billing
14 1 (0.16%) Legal
Job Titles
1 330 (53.23%) Developer
2 260 (41.94%) Software Engineer
3 82 (13.23%) Java Developer
4 71 (11.45%) C# Developer
5 66 (10.65%) Senior Developer
5 66 (10.65%) Software Developer
6 62 (10.00%) .NET Developer
7 49 (7.90%) Senior Software Engineer
8 37 (5.97%) C# Software Engineer
8 37 (5.97%) C# .NET Developer
9 36 (5.81%) Web Developer
10 28 (4.52%) Java Software Engineer
10 28 (4.52%) .NET Software Engineer
11 27 (4.35%) Programmer
12 24 (3.87%) Graduate
12 24 (3.87%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 23 (3.71%) Senior Java Developer
13 23 (3.71%) Consultant
14 19 (3.06%) Software Consultant
15 17 (2.74%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 256 (41.29%) .NET
2 182 (29.35%) ASP.NET
3 171 (27.58%) HTML
4 139 (22.42%) CSS
5 123 (19.84%) Web Services
6 120 (19.35%) XML
7 110 (17.74%) jQuery
8 97 (15.65%) Spring
9 95 (15.32%) WCF
10 91 (14.68%) SOAP
10 91 (14.68%) J2EE
11 88 (14.19%) REST
12 85 (13.71%) WPF
13 84 (13.55%) Hibernate
13 84 (13.55%) AngularJS
14 69 (11.13%) ASP.NET MVC
15 63 (10.16%) JSON
16 62 (10.00%) HTML5
17 61 (9.84%) Java EE
18 58 (9.35%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 112 (18.06%) Computer Science
2 62 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 59 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
4 50 (8.06%) Mobile App
5 29 (4.68%) N-Tier
6 25 (4.03%) Mathematics
7 18 (2.90%) iPhone
8 15 (2.42%) Animation
9 13 (2.10%) User Experience
10 11 (1.77%) Physics
10 11 (1.77%) Blackberry
11 10 (1.61%) iPad
11 10 (1.61%) Xbox
12 9 (1.45%) 3D Graphics
13 8 (1.29%) Management Information System
13 8 (1.29%) Device Driver
13 8 (1.29%) Client/Server
13 8 (1.29%) MPEG
14 7 (1.13%) Algorithms
15 6 (0.97%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 127 (20.48%) Linux
2 115 (18.55%) Windows
3 59 (9.52%) Android
4 46 (7.42%) Apple iOS
5 42 (6.77%) UNIX
6 21 (3.39%) Windows Mobile
7 19 (3.06%) Windows Phone
8 9 (1.45%) Windows Phone 7
8 9 (1.45%) Mac OS X
9 8 (1.29%) Windows CE
9 8 (1.29%) Nucleus RTOS
9 8 (1.29%) Oracle Linux
9 8 (1.29%) Windows 8
9 8 (1.29%) Windows 7
10 6 (0.97%) CentOS
10 6 (0.97%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.81%) Embedded Linux
11 5 (0.81%) AIX
11 5 (0.81%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.48%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 312 (50.32%) Agile Software Development
2 171 (27.58%) TDD
3 167 (26.94%) Scrum
4 155 (25.00%) MVC
5 144 (23.23%) OO
6 89 (14.35%) Continuous Integration
7 79 (12.74%) SDLC
8 70 (11.29%) Unit Testing
9 63 (10.16%) MVVM
10 60 (9.68%) BDD
10 60 (9.68%) E-Commerce
11 50 (8.06%) Mentoring
12 49 (7.90%) Web Development
13 47 (7.58%) OOP
14 45 (7.26%) Project Management
14 45 (7.26%) Multithreading
15 44 (7.10%) UML
16 40 (6.45%) OOD
17 29 (4.68%) Continuous Improvement
18 28 (4.52%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 282 (45.48%) C#
2 262 (42.26%) Java
3 238 (38.39%) SQL
4 233 (37.58%) JavaScript
5 177 (28.55%) C++
6 96 (15.48%) C
7 62 (10.00%) PHP
8 39 (6.29%) T-SQL
8 39 (6.29%) Python
9 33 (5.32%) VB.NET
10 23 (3.71%) PL/SQL
11 22 (3.55%) Scala
12 15 (2.42%) Ruby
13 12 (1.94%) R
14 9 (1.45%) Objective-C
15 8 (1.29%) PHP5
15 8 (1.29%) Perl
16 6 (0.97%) VB
16 6 (0.97%) Embedded C
16 6 (0.97%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 216 (34.84%) Degree
2 12 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (1.29%) MCSD
4 7 (1.13%) Security Cleared
4 7 (1.13%) MCPD
5 4 (0.65%) Chartered Engineer
5 4 (0.65%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.65%) ISEB
6 3 (0.48%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.48%) HNC
6 3 (0.48%) HND
7 2 (0.32%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (0.32%) Sun Certification
7 2 (0.32%) OCPJWCD
7 2 (0.32%) OCPJP
7 2 (0.32%) OCMJD
7 2 (0.32%) IIBA
8 1 (0.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.16%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (7.26%) QA
2 4 (0.65%) IEC 61508
2 4 (0.65%) ISO 9000
2 4 (0.65%) ISO 9001
2 4 (0.65%) TickIT
System Software
1 10 (1.61%) Docker
2 2 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.32%) vSphere
2 2 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.16%) Firmware
3 1 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (2.10%) Puppet
2 8 (1.29%) Vagrant
3 5 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.32%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.16%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 75 (12.10%) Microsoft
2 55 (8.87%) Oracle
3 18 (2.90%) Symbian
4 8 (1.29%) Apple
5 6 (0.97%) Zend
6 4 (0.65%) VMware
6 4 (0.65%) DevExpress
7 3 (0.48%) Wonderware
7 3 (0.48%) IBM
7 3 (0.48%) Perforce
7 3 (0.48%) SAP
8 2 (0.32%) Cisco
8 2 (0.32%) Sun
8 2 (0.32%) Software AG
8 2 (0.32%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.32%) webMethods
8 2 (0.32%) Sony
8 2 (0.32%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.32%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.16%) Rackspace
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