The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 49 31 35
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +4
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 380 533 447
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 5.29% 7.26% 6.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.51% 9.28% 8.36%
Number of salaries quoted 313 481 368
Average salary £37,500 £33,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.94% -4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5836 5741 5348
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 81.24% 78.22% 74.99%
Number of salaries quoted 4737 4720 4681
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Software Engineering
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -20 203 £40,000 +23.07% 30
Cheshire +10 124 £35,000 - 13
Merseyside -1 25 £42,500 +41.66% 5
Lancashire -11 24 £37,500 +4.16% 2
Cumbria -2 1 - - 1
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 381 (48.54%) .NET
2 377 (48.03%) C#
3 293 (37.32%) SQL
4 263 (33.50%) OO
5 224 (28.54%) SQL Server
6 217 (27.64%) Java
7 196 (24.97%) JavaScript
8 187 (23.82%) Microsoft
9 185 (23.57%) HTML
10 174 (22.17%) Agile Software Development
11 171 (21.78%) TDD
12 161 (20.51%) Degree
13 147 (18.73%) ASP.NET
14 145 (18.47%) .NET Framework
15 143 (18.22%) C++
16 136 (17.32%) CSS
17 132 (16.82%) Windows
18 124 (15.80%) Unit Testing
19 123 (15.67%) OOP
20 121 (15.41%) MVC
21 118 (15.03%) Web Services
22 115 (14.65%) jQuery
23 107 (13.63%) WPF
24 101 (12.87%) WinForms
25 100 (12.74%) WCF
26 95 (12.10%) C
27 93 (11.85%) XML
27 93 (11.85%) Computer Science
28 90 (11.46%) J2EE
29 88 (11.21%) PHP

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 26 (3.31%) SharePoint
2 23 (2.93%) Apache
2 23 (2.93%) IIS
3 20 (2.55%) Tomcat
3 20 (2.55%) WebLogic
4 14 (1.78%) WebSphere
4 14 (1.78%) SharePoint 2010
4 14 (1.78%) SharePoint 2013
5 8 (1.02%) WebSphere Application Server
5 8 (1.02%) WebLogic Portal
5 8 (1.02%) WebLogic Integration
5 8 (1.02%) GlassFish
5 8 (1.02%) WebSphere Process Server
6 6 (0.76%) SAS
7 5 (0.64%) Node.js
7 5 (0.64%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.38%) Jetty
8 3 (0.38%) OpenEdge
8 3 (0.38%) CMS
9 2 (0.25%) Mule
Applications
1 85 (10.83%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.02%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 20 (2.55%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (0.89%) SaaS
3 6 (0.76%) GitHub
3 6 (0.76%) Google App Engine
4 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.13%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 31 (3.95%) Internet
2 27 (3.44%) HTTP
3 10 (1.27%) Intranet
4 8 (1.02%) TCP/IP
4 8 (1.02%) AMQP
5 2 (0.25%) DNS
5 2 (0.25%) SSL
5 2 (0.25%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.25%) SSH
6 1 (0.13%) Network Security
6 1 (0.13%) SAN
6 1 (0.13%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 224 (28.54%) SQL Server
2 87 (11.08%) MySQL
3 83 (10.57%) Relational Database
4 66 (8.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 50 (6.37%) SQL Server 2012
6 43 (5.48%) PostgreSQL
7 42 (5.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 36 (4.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 34 (4.33%) RDBMS
10 31 (3.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 30 (3.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 22 (2.80%) Oracle Database
13 16 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
14 15 (1.91%) SQL Server 2005
15 13 (1.66%) QlikView
16 12 (1.53%) OLAP
17 10 (1.27%) Oracle Database 10g
18 9 (1.15%) Data Mining
18 9 (1.15%) Big Data
19 7 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 60 (7.64%) Git (software)
2 50 (6.37%) JUnit
3 46 (5.86%) Subversion
4 41 (5.22%) Visual Studio
5 38 (4.84%) PHPUnit
6 30 (3.82%) Eclipse
7 18 (2.29%) Maven
7 18 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
8 16 (2.04%) Xcode
8 16 (2.04%) Selenium
9 14 (1.78%) Appcelerator Titanium
10 8 (1.02%) Jenkins
11 7 (0.89%) JIRA
12 6 (0.76%) InstallShield
12 6 (0.76%) NUnit
13 5 (0.64%) Bugzilla
13 5 (0.64%) Cucumber
14 4 (0.51%) PhoneGap
14 4 (0.51%) Grunt
15 3 (0.38%) JDeveloper
General
1 73 (9.30%) Finance
2 29 (3.69%) Retail
3 18 (2.29%) Games
4 14 (1.78%) Legal
5 9 (1.15%) Multimedia
5 9 (1.15%) Banking
5 9 (1.15%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.02%) Electronics
6 8 (1.02%) Automotive
7 7 (0.89%) Marketing
8 6 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (0.64%) Publishing
10 4 (0.51%) Military
11 3 (0.38%) Back Office
12 1 (0.13%) Russian Language
12 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.13%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 432 (55.03%) Developer
2 311 (39.62%) Software Engineer
3 123 (15.67%) .NET Developer
4 122 (15.54%) Software Developer
5 105 (13.38%) Senior Developer
6 95 (12.10%) C# Developer
7 83 (10.57%) Java Developer
8 75 (9.55%) C# .NET Developer
9 69 (8.79%) C# Software Engineer
10 61 (7.77%) Team Leader
11 57 (7.26%) Senior Software Engineer
12 56 (7.13%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 44 (5.61%) Web Developer
14 41 (5.22%) .NET Software Engineer
14 41 (5.22%) Programmer
15 38 (4.84%) Senior Java Developer
16 37 (4.71%) Senior Software Developer
16 37 (4.71%) Java Software Engineer
16 37 (4.71%) Java Software Developer
17 35 (4.46%) Software Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 381 (48.54%) .NET
2 185 (23.57%) HTML
3 147 (18.73%) ASP.NET
4 145 (18.47%) .NET Framework
5 136 (17.32%) CSS
6 118 (15.03%) Web Services
7 115 (14.65%) jQuery
8 107 (13.63%) WPF
9 101 (12.87%) WinForms
10 100 (12.74%) WCF
11 93 (11.85%) XML
12 90 (11.46%) J2EE
13 61 (7.77%) Ajax
13 61 (7.77%) Spring
14 46 (5.86%) HTML5
15 39 (4.97%) JSP
15 39 (4.97%) ASP.NET MVC
15 39 (4.97%) Zend Framework
16 37 (4.71%) Hibernate
17 35 (4.46%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 93 (11.85%) Computer Science
2 66 (8.41%) Mobile App
3 54 (6.88%) N-Tier
4 31 (3.95%) Enterprise Software
5 29 (3.69%) NHS
5 29 (3.69%) SystemC
6 14 (1.78%) Mathematics
6 14 (1.78%) iPhone
7 13 (1.66%) 3D Graphics
8 12 (1.53%) Open Source
9 10 (1.27%) Physics
9 10 (1.27%) Animation
10 9 (1.15%) Visualisation
10 9 (1.15%) Inversion of Control
10 9 (1.15%) Management Information System
11 8 (1.02%) iPad
11 8 (1.02%) Client/Server
11 8 (1.02%) DataPower
11 8 (1.02%) Streaming Media
12 7 (0.89%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 132 (16.82%) Windows
2 88 (11.21%) Linux
3 71 (9.04%) Apple iOS
4 68 (8.66%) Android
5 33 (4.20%) UNIX
6 25 (3.18%) Windows Phone
7 21 (2.68%) Mac OS X
8 18 (2.29%) Windows 8
9 5 (0.64%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.38%) Embedded Linux
10 3 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.25%) zOS
11 2 (0.25%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.13%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.13%) Windows CE
12 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 263 (33.50%) OO
2 174 (22.17%) Agile Software Development
3 171 (21.78%) TDD
4 124 (15.80%) Unit Testing
5 123 (15.67%) OOP
6 121 (15.41%) MVC
7 84 (10.70%) Scrum
8 78 (9.94%) UML
9 74 (9.43%) OOD
10 63 (8.03%) Project Management
11 53 (6.75%) iOS Development
12 52 (6.62%) Continuous Integration
13 47 (5.99%) E-Commerce
14 46 (5.86%) Multithreading
15 40 (5.10%) Business Intelligence
16 35 (4.46%) Android Development
17 30 (3.82%) B2B
18 29 (3.69%) Product Management
18 29 (3.69%) OO PHP
19 28 (3.57%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 377 (48.03%) C#
2 293 (37.32%) SQL
3 217 (27.64%) Java
4 196 (24.97%) JavaScript
5 143 (18.22%) C++
6 95 (12.10%) C
7 88 (11.21%) PHP
8 74 (9.43%) Python
9 59 (7.52%) VB.NET
10 55 (7.01%) T-SQL
11 51 (6.50%) Ruby
12 48 (6.11%) Objective-C
13 47 (5.99%) VB
14 36 (4.59%) Perl
15 25 (3.18%) Shell Script
16 24 (3.06%) XAML
17 22 (2.80%) PHP5
17 22 (2.80%) Bash Shell
18 17 (2.17%) PL/SQL
19 7 (0.89%) Lua
Qualifications
1 161 (20.51%) Degree
2 32 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (2.29%) MCP
3 18 (2.29%) MCTS
3 18 (2.29%) MCPD
4 11 (1.40%) Security Cleared
5 7 (0.89%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.38%) OCPJP
7 2 (0.25%) MCSA
7 2 (0.25%) ISEB
7 2 (0.25%) RHCE
7 2 (0.25%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.13%) CITP
8 1 (0.13%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (0.13%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (7.01%) QA
2 3 (0.38%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.25%) ISO 8583
3 2 (0.25%) COBIT
3 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.13%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.13%) VMware Server
3 1 (0.13%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 12 (1.53%) Puppet
2 8 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.64%) CFEngine
4 3 (0.38%) SCCM
5 2 (0.25%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (0.25%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 2 (0.25%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.13%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 187 (23.82%) Microsoft
2 61 (7.77%) Oracle
3 39 (4.97%) Zend
4 22 (2.80%) Rackspace
5 19 (2.42%) McKesson
6 18 (2.29%) JBoss
7 16 (2.04%) Xamarin
8 14 (1.78%) Google
9 12 (1.53%) Business Objects
10 10 (1.27%) IBM
11 8 (1.02%) Kony
11 8 (1.02%) Appcelerator
11 8 (1.02%) DevExpress
12 6 (0.76%) Perforce
12 6 (0.76%) SAP
13 5 (0.64%) Facebook
14 4 (0.51%) Twitter
14 4 (0.51%) VMware
14 4 (0.51%) Sony
14 4 (0.51%) Apple
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Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £18000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Advantage Resourcing
Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 3 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £34000 - £50000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + BEN
Posted: 3 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
RMI International
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £37,000 per annum Depending of level of experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £37,000 to £45,000 per annum Depending of level of experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
RMI International
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £30000 to £35000 per annum - + Exception Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
BAE Systems
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum Pension + BUPA + Dental + More
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Purple Monkey
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
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Crewe, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £30k - 37.5k per year + bonus, package
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Laterooms Ltd
Salary: Competitive + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + great benefits
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