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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 65 49 39
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -10
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 263 345 444
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.61% 5.01% 6.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.31% 6.31% 7.62%
Number of salaries quoted 218 311 354
Average salary £38,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
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
6099 5468 5825
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.77% 79.33% 78.87%
Number of salaries quoted 4931 4639 5018
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 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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
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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 +4 172 £40,000 +22.13% 31
Cheshire -34 69 £34,000 -2.85% 21
Merseyside -9 14 £35,000 -2.77% 2
Lancashire -29 4 £44,000 +25.71% 5
Cumbria +7 3 £38,314 - 1
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 278 (48.52%) .NET
2 268 (46.77%) C#
3 222 (38.74%) Agile Software Development
4 195 (34.03%) SQL
5 185 (32.29%) SQL Server
6 160 (27.92%) Java
7 149 (26.00%) ASP.NET
8 137 (23.91%) JavaScript
9 134 (23.39%) Windows
10 132 (23.04%) HTML
11 120 (20.94%) Degree
12 110 (19.20%) Linux
13 103 (17.98%) Computer Science
14 102 (17.80%) C++
15 100 (17.45%) OO
16 96 (16.75%) CSS
16 96 (16.75%) Web Services
17 87 (15.18%) Microsoft
18 80 (13.96%) Scrum
19 78 (13.61%) XML
20 75 (13.09%) WCF
21 72 (12.57%) TDD
22 70 (12.22%) HTML5
23 67 (11.69%) .NET Framework
24 66 (11.52%) MVC
25 63 (10.99%) Spring
26 62 (10.82%) Visual Studio
27 57 (9.95%) Android
28 54 (9.42%) Project Management
29 53 (9.25%) jQuery

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 37 (6.46%) Tomcat
2 27 (4.71%) WebSphere
3 26 (4.54%) Apache
4 25 (4.36%) SharePoint
5 21 (3.66%) IIS
6 8 (1.40%) SharePoint 2010
6 8 (1.40%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (0.87%) Oracle Spatial
8 4 (0.70%) GroupWise
8 4 (0.70%) IBM Notes
8 4 (0.70%) Lotus Domino
8 4 (0.70%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.70%) Node.js
8 4 (0.70%) Zimbra
9 3 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.52%) SAS
9 3 (0.52%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 3 (0.52%) IBM HTTP Server
10 2 (0.35%) CMS
10 2 (0.35%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 50 (8.73%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.35%) SPSS
3 1 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.87%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.35%) SAP MDM
3 2 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.17%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.14%) SaaS
2 14 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (1.40%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.70%) Google Apps
6 2 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.17%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 33 (5.76%) HTTP
2 22 (3.84%) Internet
3 12 (2.09%) Firewall
3 12 (2.09%) DNS
3 12 (2.09%) SMTP
4 2 (0.35%) Intranet
4 2 (0.35%) iSCSI
4 2 (0.35%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.35%) ATM
5 1 (0.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 185 (32.29%) SQL Server
2 29 (5.06%) Relational Database
3 23 (4.01%) PostgreSQL
4 22 (3.84%) SQL Server 2008
5 20 (3.49%) SQL Server 2005
6 19 (3.32%) Hazelcast
7 18 (3.14%) MySQL
8 12 (2.09%) RDBMS
9 10 (1.75%) Big Data
10 9 (1.57%) OLTP
11 5 (0.87%) MongoDB
12 4 (0.70%) Hadoop
12 4 (0.70%) Apache Hive
12 4 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (0.52%) BusinessObjects
13 3 (0.52%) Star Schema
13 3 (0.52%) Informix
13 3 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
13 3 (0.52%) NoSQL
13 3 (0.52%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 62 (10.82%) Visual Studio
2 29 (5.06%) Maven
2 29 (5.06%) Git (software)
3 19 (3.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (3.14%) JUnit
5 15 (2.62%) Eclipse
6 14 (2.44%) Jenkins
7 13 (2.27%) JMeter
8 12 (2.09%) Subversion
9 10 (1.75%) Selenium
10 9 (1.57%) Bower
11 6 (1.05%) Oracle Forms
12 5 (0.87%) Mockito
12 5 (0.87%) Cucumber
12 5 (0.87%) Gradle
13 4 (0.70%) Gerrit
13 4 (0.70%) JIRA
13 4 (0.70%) Xcode
14 3 (0.52%) NUnit
14 3 (0.52%) Introscope
General
1 50 (8.73%) Finance
2 39 (6.81%) Games
3 18 (3.14%) Retail
4 12 (2.09%) Legal
4 12 (2.09%) Manufacturing
5 9 (1.57%) Marketing
5 9 (1.57%) Automotive
6 7 (1.22%) Electronics
7 6 (1.05%) Aerospace
8 5 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (0.87%) Banking
9 4 (0.70%) Back Office
10 3 (0.52%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.52%) Online Betting
11 2 (0.35%) Advertising
11 2 (0.35%) Military
11 2 (0.35%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.17%) Front Office
12 1 (0.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 375 (65.45%) Developer
2 208 (36.30%) Software Engineer
3 116 (20.24%) C# Developer
4 112 (19.55%) .NET Developer
5 96 (16.75%) Software Developer
6 84 (14.66%) C# .NET Developer
7 72 (12.57%) Senior Developer
8 66 (11.52%) Java Developer
9 55 (9.60%) C# Software Engineer
10 54 (9.42%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 43 (7.50%) .NET Software Engineer
12 40 (6.98%) Analyst
13 37 (6.46%) Programmer
14 33 (5.76%) Web Developer
15 31 (5.41%) C# Software Developer
16 27 (4.71%) Java Software Engineer
17 25 (4.36%) Analyst Programmer
17 25 (4.36%) C# Programmer
18 24 (4.19%) .NET Software Developer
18 24 (4.19%) C# Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 278 (48.52%) .NET
2 149 (26.00%) ASP.NET
3 132 (23.04%) HTML
4 96 (16.75%) CSS
4 96 (16.75%) Web Services
5 78 (13.61%) XML
6 75 (13.09%) WCF
7 70 (12.22%) HTML5
8 67 (11.69%) .NET Framework
9 63 (10.99%) Spring
10 53 (9.25%) jQuery
11 49 (8.55%) LINQ
12 44 (7.68%) SOAP
13 41 (7.16%) WPF
14 39 (6.81%) Servlets
15 38 (6.63%) JSON
16 37 (6.46%) J2EE
17 36 (6.28%) Java EE
18 31 (5.41%) XSLT
19 30 (5.24%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 103 (17.98%) Computer Science
2 24 (4.19%) Enterprise Software
2 24 (4.19%) User Experience
3 22 (3.84%) Mobile App
4 21 (3.66%) 3D Graphics
5 19 (3.32%) Mathematics
6 15 (2.62%) Open Source
7 14 (2.44%) Physics
7 14 (2.44%) Client/Server
8 13 (2.27%) Animation
9 11 (1.92%) N-Tier
9 11 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (1.57%) Online Games
11 8 (1.40%) Management Information System
12 7 (1.22%) iPhone
12 7 (1.22%) iPad
13 5 (0.87%) GIS
14 4 (0.70%) Neural Network
14 4 (0.70%) Streaming Media
14 4 (0.70%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 134 (23.39%) Windows
2 110 (19.20%) Linux
3 57 (9.95%) Android
4 38 (6.63%) UNIX
5 33 (5.76%) Apple iOS
6 25 (4.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 21 (3.66%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.52%) 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%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.17%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.17%) CentOS
11 1 (0.17%) VxWorks
11 1 (0.17%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (38.74%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (17.45%) OO
3 80 (13.96%) Scrum
4 72 (12.57%) TDD
5 66 (11.52%) MVC
6 54 (9.42%) Project Management
7 43 (7.50%) Continuous Integration
8 41 (7.16%) OOP
9 39 (6.81%) Unit Testing
10 35 (6.11%) Requirements Analysis
11 30 (5.24%) SOA
12 29 (5.06%) E-Commerce
12 29 (5.06%) Mentoring
13 26 (4.54%) OOD
14 21 (3.66%) UML
14 21 (3.66%) Automated Testing
15 20 (3.49%) Configuration Management
16 19 (3.32%) Service Delivery
16 19 (3.32%) Data Modelling
17 18 (3.14%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 268 (46.77%) C#
2 195 (34.03%) SQL
3 160 (27.92%) Java
4 137 (23.91%) JavaScript
5 102 (17.80%) C++
6 52 (9.08%) Python
7 51 (8.90%) C
8 50 (8.73%) VB.NET
9 42 (7.33%) PHP
10 40 (6.98%) Ruby
11 29 (5.06%) Perl
12 26 (4.54%) T-SQL
13 25 (4.36%) XPath
14 15 (2.62%) Objective-C
15 9 (1.57%) PL/SQL
15 9 (1.57%) Ada
16 8 (1.40%) VB
17 7 (1.22%) VB6
18 6 (1.05%) Scala
18 6 (1.05%) Lua
Qualifications
1 120 (20.94%) Degree
2 10 (1.75%) Security Cleared
3 8 (1.40%) SC Cleared
4 5 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.52%) NVQ Level 3
6 2 (0.35%) MCP
6 2 (0.35%) OCPJP
6 2 (0.35%) MCTS
6 2 (0.35%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.35%) MCPD
6 2 (0.35%) ISEB
7 1 (0.17%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (6.81%) QA
2 5 (0.87%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.35%) SLA
3 2 (0.35%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.17%) DO-178B
System Software
1 3 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.35%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (0.35%) Hyperic
2 1 (0.17%) logstash
2 1 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.17%) YUM
2 1 (0.17%) Puppet
2 1 (0.17%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 87 (15.18%) Microsoft
2 50 (8.73%) Oracle
3 25 (4.36%) Red Hat
4 14 (2.44%) Google
5 12 (2.09%) Wonderware
6 8 (1.40%) SAP
7 7 (1.22%) VMware
8 6 (1.05%) Perforce
8 6 (1.05%) IBM
9 5 (0.87%) Apple
10 4 (0.70%) Novell
10 4 (0.70%) Lotus
10 4 (0.70%) JBoss
11 3 (0.52%) Business Objects
11 3 (0.52%) Compuware
11 3 (0.52%) HP
11 3 (0.52%) Open Text
11 3 (0.52%) Twitter
11 3 (0.52%) Rackspace
11 3 (0.52%) Xamarin
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