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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 60 44 39
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -5
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 279 334 433
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.75% 4.88% 5.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.58% 6.28% 7.59%
Number of salaries quoted 235 303 349
Average salary £37,750 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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
6094 5316 5702
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 81.92% 77.61% 77.81%
Number of salaries quoted 4851 4500 4956
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 £27,000 £26,750 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -3 169 £40,000 +23.07% 31
Cheshire -22 86 £32,500 -7.14% 20
Merseyside +1 14 £35,000 +16.66% 7
Lancashire -27 6 £44,000 +25.71% 5
Cumbria - 3 £38,314 - 1
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 287 (48.15%) .NET
2 278 (46.64%) C#
3 201 (33.72%) SQL
4 187 (31.38%) SQL Server
5 160 (26.85%) Java
6 148 (24.83%) ASP.NET
7 147 (24.66%) JavaScript
8 143 (23.99%) Agile Software Development
9 137 (22.99%) HTML
10 134 (22.48%) Windows
11 114 (19.13%) Degree
12 113 (18.96%) C++
13 110 (18.46%) OO
14 108 (18.12%) Linux
15 107 (17.95%) Microsoft
16 103 (17.28%) Computer Science
17 102 (17.11%) CSS
18 97 (16.28%) Web Services
19 85 (14.26%) XML
20 84 (14.09%) WCF
20 84 (14.09%) TDD
21 78 (13.09%) HTML5
22 75 (12.58%) .NET Framework
23 72 (12.08%) Scrum
24 67 (11.24%) MVC
24 67 (11.24%) C
25 66 (11.07%) Spring
25 66 (11.07%) Android
26 63 (10.57%) Python
27 61 (10.23%) Project Management

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 34 (5.70%) Tomcat
2 31 (5.20%) SharePoint
3 29 (4.87%) WebSphere
4 23 (3.86%) Apache
5 17 (2.85%) IIS
6 10 (1.68%) SharePoint 2010
6 10 (1.68%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (1.01%) Node.js
7 6 (1.01%) SAS
8 5 (0.84%) Oracle Spatial
9 4 (0.67%) Zimbra
9 4 (0.67%) IBM Notes
9 4 (0.67%) Lotus Domino
9 4 (0.67%) MS Exchange
9 4 (0.67%) GroupWise
10 3 (0.50%) OpenEdge
10 3 (0.50%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 3 (0.50%) IBM HTTP Server
11 2 (0.34%) ArchestrA
11 2 (0.34%) CMS
Applications
1 59 (9.90%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.67%) MS Office
3 2 (0.34%) SPSS
4 1 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.84%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.34%) SAP MDM
3 2 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.85%) SaaS
2 14 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (2.18%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (1.34%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.67%) Google Apps
6 3 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.17%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 34 (5.70%) HTTP
2 27 (4.53%) Internet
3 12 (2.01%) Firewall
3 12 (2.01%) DNS
3 12 (2.01%) SMTP
4 2 (0.34%) Intranet
4 2 (0.34%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.34%) ATM
4 2 (0.34%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.17%) WAN
5 1 (0.17%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (31.38%) SQL Server
2 28 (4.70%) Relational Database
3 25 (4.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (4.19%) PostgreSQL
4 19 (3.19%) SQL Server 2005
4 19 (3.19%) Hazelcast
5 16 (2.68%) MySQL
6 9 (1.51%) Big Data
7 8 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (1.34%) RDBMS
7 8 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (0.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 5 (0.84%) MongoDB
10 5 (0.84%) OLTP
11 4 (0.67%) Hadoop
11 4 (0.67%) Apache Hive
11 4 (0.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 60 (10.07%) Visual Studio
2 29 (4.87%) Git (software)
3 28 (4.70%) Maven
4 21 (3.52%) Team Foundation Server
5 19 (3.19%) JUnit
6 15 (2.52%) Subversion
6 15 (2.52%) Jenkins
7 13 (2.18%) Eclipse
7 13 (2.18%) JMeter
8 11 (1.85%) Selenium
9 9 (1.51%) Bower
10 6 (1.01%) JIRA
10 6 (1.01%) Oracle Forms
11 5 (0.84%) Gradle
12 4 (0.67%) Gerrit
12 4 (0.67%) Mockito
12 4 (0.67%) Xcode
12 4 (0.67%) Grunt
13 3 (0.50%) Introscope
13 3 (0.50%) NUnit
General
1 48 (8.05%) Finance
2 36 (6.04%) Games
3 20 (3.36%) Retail
4 13 (2.18%) Legal
5 11 (1.85%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.34%) Marketing
6 8 (1.34%) Automotive
7 6 (1.01%) Electronics
8 5 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (0.84%) Aerospace
8 5 (0.84%) Banking
9 3 (0.50%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.50%) Publishing
9 3 (0.50%) Online Betting
10 2 (0.34%) Military
11 1 (0.17%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.17%) Back Office
11 1 (0.17%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.17%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 387 (64.93%) Developer
2 215 (36.07%) Software Engineer
3 124 (20.81%) C# Developer
4 113 (18.96%) .NET Developer
5 100 (16.78%) Software Developer
6 89 (14.93%) C# .NET Developer
7 69 (11.58%) Senior Developer
8 65 (10.91%) Java Developer
9 61 (10.23%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 57 (9.56%) C# Software Engineer
11 45 (7.55%) .NET Software Engineer
12 38 (6.38%) Analyst
13 36 (6.04%) Web Developer
13 36 (6.04%) Programmer
14 31 (5.20%) C# Software Developer
15 27 (4.53%) ASP.NET Developer
16 25 (4.19%) Analyst Programmer
16 25 (4.19%) C# Programmer
17 24 (4.03%) C# Analyst Programmer
17 24 (4.03%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 287 (48.15%) .NET
2 148 (24.83%) ASP.NET
3 137 (22.99%) HTML
4 102 (17.11%) CSS
5 97 (16.28%) Web Services
6 85 (14.26%) XML
7 84 (14.09%) WCF
8 78 (13.09%) HTML5
9 75 (12.58%) .NET Framework
10 66 (11.07%) Spring
11 57 (9.56%) jQuery
12 46 (7.72%) WPF
12 46 (7.72%) LINQ
13 38 (6.38%) SOAP
14 36 (6.04%) J2EE
15 35 (5.87%) JSON
16 33 (5.54%) Servlets
16 33 (5.54%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 32 (5.37%) CSS3
17 32 (5.37%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 103 (17.28%) Computer Science
2 26 (4.36%) Mobile App
3 23 (3.86%) Enterprise Software
3 23 (3.86%) 3D Graphics
4 18 (3.02%) N-Tier
4 18 (3.02%) Mathematics
4 18 (3.02%) Open Source
5 16 (2.68%) Animation
6 13 (2.18%) Physics
7 12 (2.01%) Client/Server
8 8 (1.34%) Streaming Media
8 8 (1.34%) iPhone
9 7 (1.17%) iPad
10 5 (0.84%) Online Games
10 5 (0.84%) GIS
10 5 (0.84%) Management Information System
11 4 (0.67%) Neural Network
11 4 (0.67%) Statistics
11 4 (0.67%) New Media
12 3 (0.50%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 134 (22.48%) Windows
2 108 (18.12%) Linux
3 66 (11.07%) Android
4 41 (6.88%) Apple iOS
5 31 (5.20%) UNIX
6 26 (4.36%) Mac OS X
7 25 (4.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
9 3 (0.50%) Solaris
9 3 (0.50%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.34%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.34%) Windows CE
10 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.34%) Windows Phone 8
10 2 (0.34%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.17%) CentOS
11 1 (0.17%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.17%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (23.99%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (18.46%) OO
3 84 (14.09%) TDD
4 72 (12.08%) Scrum
5 67 (11.24%) MVC
6 61 (10.23%) Project Management
7 52 (8.72%) OOP
8 49 (8.22%) Unit Testing
9 43 (7.21%) Continuous Integration
10 34 (5.70%) Requirements Analysis
10 34 (5.70%) OOD
11 29 (4.87%) SOA
12 28 (4.70%) E-Commerce
13 25 (4.19%) UML
14 23 (3.86%) Automated Testing
15 21 (3.52%) Service Delivery
16 20 (3.36%) Data Modelling
16 20 (3.36%) Pair Programming
16 20 (3.36%) Android Development
16 20 (3.36%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 278 (46.64%) C#
2 201 (33.72%) SQL
3 160 (26.85%) Java
4 147 (24.66%) JavaScript
5 113 (18.96%) C++
6 67 (11.24%) C
7 63 (10.57%) Python
8 52 (8.72%) VB.NET
9 47 (7.89%) Ruby
10 42 (7.05%) PHP
11 34 (5.70%) T-SQL
12 31 (5.20%) Perl
13 27 (4.53%) XPath
14 19 (3.19%) Objective-C
15 11 (1.85%) PL/SQL
16 9 (1.51%) Ada
17 7 (1.17%) VB
17 7 (1.17%) VB6
18 6 (1.01%) Scala
18 6 (1.01%) Lua
Qualifications
1 114 (19.13%) Degree
2 10 (1.68%) Security Cleared
3 8 (1.34%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.50%) NVQ Level 3
6 2 (0.34%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.34%) OCPJP
6 2 (0.34%) ISEB
7 1 (0.17%) MCTS
7 1 (0.17%) MCP
7 1 (0.17%) MCSD
7 1 (0.17%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (7.38%) QA
2 5 (0.84%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.34%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.17%) DO-178B
System Software
1 3 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.34%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (0.34%) 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
1 107 (17.95%) Microsoft
2 49 (8.22%) Oracle
3 25 (4.19%) Red Hat
4 14 (2.35%) Google
5 12 (2.01%) Wonderware
6 11 (1.85%) SAP
7 9 (1.51%) Perforce
8 8 (1.34%) IBM
9 7 (1.17%) Apple
9 7 (1.17%) VMware
10 6 (1.01%) Business Objects
11 4 (0.67%) JBoss
11 4 (0.67%) Novell
11 4 (0.67%) Lotus
11 4 (0.67%) Facebook
11 4 (0.67%) Rackspace
12 3 (0.50%) Xamarin
12 3 (0.50%) Twitter
12 3 (0.50%) Compuware
12 3 (0.50%) HP
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