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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 71 39 38
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -1
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 257 402 442
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.42% 5.92% 6.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.07% 7.37% 7.82%
Number of salaries quoted 211 356 356
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +1.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,200 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £48,100 £45,000
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
6315 5451 5652
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.92% 80.32% 79.52%
Number of salaries quoted 5292 4577 4871
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014. 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 -12 180 £40,000 +17.64% 20
Cheshire -65 47 £37,500 - 17
Merseyside +6 16 £40,000 +11.11% 5
Lancashire -21 8 £44,000 +25.71% 5
Cumbria -4 1 £42,000 - 2
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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.

1 280 (49.30%) .NET
2 261 (45.95%) C#
3 226 (39.79%) Agile Software Development
4 193 (33.98%) SQL
5 180 (31.69%) SQL Server
6 170 (29.93%) Java
7 163 (28.70%) ASP.NET
8 155 (27.29%) HTML
9 141 (24.82%) JavaScript
9 141 (24.82%) Windows
10 137 (24.12%) Degree
11 117 (20.60%) Linux
12 103 (18.13%) CSS
12 103 (18.13%) Computer Science
13 100 (17.61%) Web Services
14 97 (17.08%) OO
15 95 (16.73%) C++
16 89 (15.67%) Scrum
17 81 (14.26%) HTML5
18 75 (13.20%) XML
19 73 (12.85%) Microsoft
20 71 (12.50%) MVC
21 69 (12.15%) Project Management
22 67 (11.80%) Visual Studio
22 67 (11.80%) TDD
22 67 (11.80%) Spring
23 63 (11.09%) WCF
24 59 (10.39%) .NET Framework
25 57 (10.04%) Oracle
25 57 (10.04%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 42 (7.39%) Tomcat
2 29 (5.11%) Apache
3 27 (4.75%) WebSphere
4 26 (4.58%) IIS
5 18 (3.17%) SharePoint
6 6 (1.06%) JBoss
7 5 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (0.88%) Oracle Spatial
7 5 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (0.70%) Zimbra
8 4 (0.70%) IBM Notes
8 4 (0.70%) Lotus Domino
8 4 (0.70%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.70%) GroupWise
9 3 (0.53%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 3 (0.53%) IBM HTTP Server
9 3 (0.53%) Node.js
10 2 (0.35%) ArchestrA
10 2 (0.35%) Liferay
Applications
1 41 (7.22%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.35%) SPSS
2 2 (0.35%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.88%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.35%) SAP MDM
3 2 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.18%) Zen Cart
4 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.18%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.17%) SaaS
2 14 (2.46%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (2.29%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.70%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.18%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 35 (6.16%) HTTP
2 24 (4.23%) Internet
3 12 (2.11%) DNS
3 12 (2.11%) Firewall
3 12 (2.11%) SMTP
4 10 (1.76%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.88%) ATM
6 3 (0.53%) Intranet
7 2 (0.35%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.18%) Extranet
8 1 (0.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 180 (31.69%) SQL Server
2 33 (5.81%) Relational Database
3 22 (3.87%) MySQL
3 22 (3.87%) PostgreSQL
4 20 (3.52%) Hazelcast
4 20 (3.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (2.29%) RDBMS
6 12 (2.11%) SQL Server 2005
7 11 (1.94%) Big Data
8 9 (1.58%) OLTP
9 7 (1.23%) MongoDB
10 4 (0.70%) Hadoop
10 4 (0.70%) Apache Hive
11 3 (0.53%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.53%) SAP Data Services
11 3 (0.53%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.53%) Informix
11 3 (0.53%) Star Schema
12 2 (0.35%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (0.35%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 67 (11.80%) Visual Studio
2 34 (5.99%) Maven
3 29 (5.11%) Git (software)
4 26 (4.58%) JUnit
5 19 (3.35%) Eclipse
5 19 (3.35%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (2.46%) Jenkins
7 12 (2.11%) JMeter
8 11 (1.94%) Selenium
9 10 (1.76%) Subversion
10 9 (1.58%) Bower
11 7 (1.23%) Cucumber
11 7 (1.23%) Xcode
11 7 (1.23%) Gradle
12 6 (1.06%) Oracle Forms
12 6 (1.06%) Gerrit
13 5 (0.88%) Mockito
13 5 (0.88%) NUnit
14 4 (0.70%) JIRA
14 4 (0.70%) Moq
General
1 57 (10.04%) Finance
2 34 (5.99%) Games
3 20 (3.52%) Retail
4 11 (1.94%) Manufacturing
5 10 (1.76%) Legal
5 10 (1.76%) Electronics
6 9 (1.58%) Automotive
6 9 (1.58%) Marketing
7 7 (1.23%) Aerospace
8 6 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (1.06%) Banking
9 4 (0.70%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.70%) Back Office
10 3 (0.53%) Online Betting
11 2 (0.35%) Advertising
11 2 (0.35%) Publishing
11 2 (0.35%) Military
11 2 (0.35%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.18%) Front Office
12 1 (0.18%) Law
Job Titles
1 361 (63.56%) Developer
2 185 (32.57%) Software Engineer
3 107 (18.84%) C# Developer
4 106 (18.66%) .NET Developer
5 89 (15.67%) Software Developer
6 79 (13.91%) C# .NET Developer
7 74 (13.03%) Java Developer
8 72 (12.68%) Senior Developer
9 54 (9.51%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 42 (7.39%) C# Software Engineer
11 41 (7.22%) Analyst
12 37 (6.51%) .NET Software Engineer
13 35 (6.16%) Java Software Engineer
14 34 (5.99%) Web Developer
14 34 (5.99%) Programmer
15 33 (5.81%) C# Software Developer
16 26 (4.58%) .NET Software Developer
17 23 (4.05%) C# Programmer
17 23 (4.05%) Analyst Programmer
17 23 (4.05%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 280 (49.30%) .NET
2 163 (28.70%) ASP.NET
3 155 (27.29%) HTML
4 103 (18.13%) CSS
5 100 (17.61%) Web Services
6 81 (14.26%) HTML5
7 75 (13.20%) XML
8 67 (11.80%) Spring
9 63 (11.09%) WCF
10 59 (10.39%) .NET Framework
11 54 (9.51%) SOAP
12 47 (8.27%) LINQ
13 44 (7.75%) J2EE
14 43 (7.57%) WPF
15 42 (7.39%) Java EE
15 42 (7.39%) Servlets
16 41 (7.22%) jQuery
17 37 (6.51%) JSON
18 36 (6.34%) JMS
19 33 (5.81%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 103 (18.13%) Computer Science
2 22 (3.87%) Enterprise Software
3 21 (3.70%) User Experience
4 20 (3.52%) Algorithms
4 20 (3.52%) Mathematics
5 19 (3.35%) 3D Graphics
6 18 (3.17%) Mobile App
7 16 (2.82%) Open Source
8 14 (2.46%) Client/Server
9 13 (2.29%) Analytical Skills
10 12 (2.11%) Management Information System
11 11 (1.94%) Data Structures
12 10 (1.76%) Physics
12 10 (1.76%) Online Games
13 9 (1.58%) Animation
13 9 (1.58%) N-Tier
14 8 (1.41%) iPhone
14 8 (1.41%) iPad
15 7 (1.23%) Informatics
16 5 (0.88%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 141 (24.82%) Windows
2 117 (20.60%) Linux
3 53 (9.33%) Android
4 41 (7.22%) UNIX
5 29 (5.11%) Apple iOS
6 26 (4.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (2.29%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.53%) Solaris
10 2 (0.35%) Windows CE
10 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.35%) Windows Phone 8
10 2 (0.35%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.35%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.35%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.18%) CentOS
11 1 (0.18%) VxWorks
11 1 (0.18%) Fedora
11 1 (0.18%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (39.79%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (17.08%) OO
3 89 (15.67%) Scrum
4 71 (12.50%) MVC
5 69 (12.15%) Project Management
6 67 (11.80%) TDD
7 46 (8.10%) OOP
8 44 (7.75%) Continuous Integration
9 43 (7.57%) Unit Testing
10 40 (7.04%) Requirements Analysis
11 39 (6.87%) Mentoring
12 38 (6.69%) E-Commerce
13 24 (4.23%) Web Development
14 23 (4.05%) OOD
14 23 (4.05%) SOA
15 22 (3.87%) UML
15 22 (3.87%) Configuration Management
16 19 (3.35%) Data Modelling
16 19 (3.35%) Business Analysis
17 18 (3.17%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 261 (45.95%) C#
2 193 (33.98%) SQL
3 170 (29.93%) Java
4 141 (24.82%) JavaScript
5 95 (16.73%) C++
6 43 (7.57%) C
7 42 (7.39%) VB.NET
8 38 (6.69%) PHP
9 37 (6.51%) Python
10 30 (5.28%) Ruby
11 26 (4.58%) XPath
12 22 (3.87%) T-SQL
13 18 (3.17%) Perl
14 12 (2.11%) VB
15 10 (1.76%) PL/SQL
15 10 (1.76%) Objective-C
16 9 (1.58%) Ada
17 8 (1.41%) Assembly Language
17 8 (1.41%) XAML
18 7 (1.23%) Scala
Qualifications
1 137 (24.12%) Degree
2 9 (1.58%) Security Cleared
3 8 (1.41%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.53%) NVQ Level 3
6 2 (0.35%) MCPD
6 2 (0.35%) OCPJP
6 2 (0.35%) MCTS
6 2 (0.35%) MCP
6 2 (0.35%) PhD
6 2 (0.35%) ISEB
7 1 (0.18%) MCSD
7 1 (0.18%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.18%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (6.51%) QA
2 6 (1.06%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.70%) SLA
4 2 (0.35%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 12207
5 1 (0.18%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.18%) DO-178B
System Software
1 4 (0.70%) Firmware
2 3 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.35%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 4 (0.70%) Hyperic
2 1 (0.18%) logstash
2 1 (0.18%) YUM
2 1 (0.18%) Puppet
2 1 (0.18%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 73 (12.85%) Microsoft
2 57 (10.04%) Oracle
3 26 (4.58%) Red Hat
4 14 (2.46%) Google
5 12 (2.11%) Wonderware
6 7 (1.23%) VMware
6 7 (1.23%) SAP
7 6 (1.06%) IBM
8 5 (0.88%) Apple
9 4 (0.70%) Novell
9 4 (0.70%) Lotus
9 4 (0.70%) Open Text
10 3 (0.53%) Perforce
10 3 (0.53%) Compuware
10 3 (0.53%) HP
11 2 (0.35%) Hyperion
11 2 (0.35%) Informatica
11 2 (0.35%) Business Objects
11 2 (0.35%) Xamarin
11 2 (0.35%) Telerik
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