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 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 49 51 37
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -14
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 298 317 461
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.94% 4.65% 6.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.78% 5.63% 7.76%
Number of salaries quoted 242 278 437
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +11.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,150 £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
5157 5629 5944
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 85.44% 82.60% 81.11%
Number of salaries quoted 4143 4526 5031
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £57,500 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

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 May 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 29 May 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 +14 198 £42,500 +6.25% 23
Cheshire -33 48 £42,500 +21.42% 14
Lancashire +5 36 £40,000 +6.66% 6
Merseyside -4 9 £45,000 +39.53% 4
Cumbria +2 8 £38,625 +22.12%
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (50.16%) C#
2 299 (48.07%) .NET
3 297 (47.75%) Agile Software Development
4 262 (42.12%) Degree
5 241 (38.75%) SQL
6 215 (34.57%) ASP.NET
7 212 (34.08%) Java
8 204 (32.80%) SQL Server
9 185 (29.74%) JavaScript
10 165 (26.53%) MVC
11 158 (25.40%) TDD
12 151 (24.28%) C++
12 151 (24.28%) HTML
13 146 (23.47%) OO
14 141 (22.67%) Scrum
15 130 (20.90%) Windows
16 124 (19.94%) Linux
17 117 (18.81%) XML
18 114 (18.33%) Computer Science
19 113 (18.17%) CSS
20 100 (16.08%) Web Services
21 88 (14.15%) jQuery
22 86 (13.83%) Unit Testing
23 82 (13.18%) C
24 78 (12.54%) Microsoft
25 76 (12.22%) ASP.NET MVC
25 76 (12.22%) HTML5
26 74 (11.90%) WCF
27 72 (11.58%) WPF
28 71 (11.41%) .NET Framework

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 20 (3.22%) Apache
2 16 (2.57%) SharePoint
3 11 (1.77%) CMS
3 11 (1.77%) Tomcat
4 8 (1.29%) JBoss
4 8 (1.29%) Node.js
5 7 (1.13%) IIS
6 6 (0.96%) WordPress
6 6 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (0.80%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.48%) Facebook Platform
9 3 (0.48%) nginx
9 3 (0.48%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.48%) Drupal
10 2 (0.32%) SAS
10 2 (0.32%) OpenEdge
10 2 (0.32%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.32%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 24 (3.86%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.13%) MS Office
3 3 (0.48%) MS Project
3 3 (0.48%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.32%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (1.13%) Magento
2 2 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.16%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.29%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.96%) SaaS
4 4 (0.64%) Office 365
5 2 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.32%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.32%) GitHub
5 2 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.16%) Heroku
6 1 (0.16%) Route 53
6 1 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.25%) Network Security
2 12 (1.93%) VPN
3 11 (1.77%) Internet
4 10 (1.61%) HTTP
5 8 (1.29%) TCP/IP
6 6 (0.96%) HTTPS
7 4 (0.64%) Wireless
7 4 (0.64%) IPsec
8 3 (0.48%) Intranet
8 3 (0.48%) GPRS
8 3 (0.48%) UMTS
9 2 (0.32%) VoIP
9 2 (0.32%) Firewall
10 1 (0.16%) OpenVPN
10 1 (0.16%) 4G
10 1 (0.16%) PPTP
10 1 (0.16%) SSL
10 1 (0.16%) DNS
10 1 (0.16%) WAN
10 1 (0.16%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 204 (32.80%) SQL Server
2 49 (7.88%) Relational Database
3 48 (7.72%) MySQL
4 43 (6.91%) SQL Server 2008
5 33 (5.31%) RDBMS
6 11 (1.77%) MongoDB
6 11 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (1.29%) NoSQL
9 7 (1.13%) Big Data
10 6 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (0.80%) QlikView
12 4 (0.64%) Hadoop
13 3 (0.48%) OLTP
14 2 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
14 2 (0.32%) DB2
14 2 (0.32%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 44 (7.07%) Visual Studio
2 43 (6.91%) NUnit
3 39 (6.27%) Git (software)
3 39 (6.27%) JUnit
4 35 (5.63%) Maven
5 28 (4.50%) Subversion
6 26 (4.18%) MSTest
7 23 (3.70%) JIRA
7 23 (3.70%) Moq
8 20 (3.22%) Eclipse
9 19 (3.05%) Selenium
10 16 (2.57%) Jenkins
11 14 (2.25%) Team Foundation Server
11 14 (2.25%) TeamCity
12 11 (1.77%) Hudson
13 9 (1.45%) CruiseControl
14 8 (1.29%) Redmine
15 7 (1.13%) Ant
16 4 (0.64%) PVCS
17 3 (0.48%) Gradle
General
1 53 (8.52%) Finance
2 36 (5.79%) Retail
3 28 (4.50%) Electronics
4 16 (2.57%) Games
5 12 (1.93%) Publishing
5 12 (1.93%) Telecoms
5 12 (1.93%) Law
5 12 (1.93%) Banking
6 9 (1.45%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.13%) Marketing
8 6 (0.96%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.64%) Back Office
10 3 (0.48%) iGaming
10 3 (0.48%) Billing
11 2 (0.32%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.32%) Military
11 2 (0.32%) German Language
11 2 (0.32%) Avionics
11 2 (0.32%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 307 (49.36%) Developer
2 253 (40.68%) Software Engineer
3 97 (15.59%) C# Developer
4 76 (12.22%) .NET Developer
5 72 (11.58%) Software Developer
6 69 (11.09%) Senior Developer
7 52 (8.36%) Java Developer
8 49 (7.88%) C# .NET Developer
9 40 (6.43%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 38 (6.11%) Senior Software Engineer
11 33 (5.31%) Web Developer
12 29 (4.66%) Programmer
13 27 (4.34%) C# Software Engineer
14 25 (4.02%) Senior Java Developer
15 23 (3.70%) C# Software Developer
16 19 (3.05%) .NET Software Engineer
16 19 (3.05%) Development Manager
17 18 (2.89%) Senior Software Developer
18 17 (2.73%) Software Manager
18 17 (2.73%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 299 (48.07%) .NET
2 215 (34.57%) ASP.NET
3 151 (24.28%) HTML
4 117 (18.81%) XML
5 113 (18.17%) CSS
6 100 (16.08%) Web Services
7 88 (14.15%) jQuery
8 76 (12.22%) ASP.NET MVC
8 76 (12.22%) HTML5
9 74 (11.90%) WCF
10 72 (11.58%) WPF
11 71 (11.41%) .NET Framework
12 70 (11.25%) SOAP
13 63 (10.13%) Spring
14 60 (9.65%) JSON
15 59 (9.49%) Ajax
16 58 (9.32%) J2EE
16 58 (9.32%) REST
17 55 (8.84%) AngularJS
18 54 (8.68%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 114 (18.33%) Computer Science
2 57 (9.16%) Analytical Skills
3 52 (8.36%) Enterprise Software
4 35 (5.63%) Mobile App
5 33 (5.31%) Mathematics
6 20 (3.22%) User Experience
7 19 (3.05%) Physics
7 19 (3.05%) N-Tier
7 19 (3.05%) Client/Server
8 18 (2.89%) Algorithms
9 8 (1.29%) Device Driver
9 8 (1.29%) Animation
9 8 (1.29%) Embedded Systems
10 6 (0.96%) 3D Graphics
11 5 (0.80%) Online Games
11 5 (0.80%) Fat Client
11 5 (0.80%) IVR
11 5 (0.80%) Thin Client
12 4 (0.64%) Management Information System
12 4 (0.64%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 130 (20.90%) Windows
2 124 (19.94%) Linux
3 56 (9.00%) UNIX
4 29 (4.66%) Android
5 26 (4.18%) Apple iOS
6 10 (1.61%) Windows CE
7 9 (1.45%) Windows Mobile
8 8 (1.29%) CentOS
9 7 (1.13%) Windows XP
10 5 (0.80%) Mac OS X
10 5 (0.80%) Solaris
11 4 (0.64%) Windows Phone
11 4 (0.64%) Windows Phone 7
12 3 (0.48%) Embedded Linux
12 3 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.32%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.16%) VxWorks
14 1 (0.16%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 297 (47.75%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (26.53%) MVC
3 158 (25.40%) TDD
4 146 (23.47%) OO
5 141 (22.67%) Scrum
6 86 (13.83%) Unit Testing
7 67 (10.77%) SDLC
8 66 (10.61%) OOP
9 62 (9.97%) Web Development
10 50 (8.04%) OOD
11 49 (7.88%) Project Management
12 47 (7.56%) UML
13 46 (7.40%) E-Commerce
14 45 (7.23%) Multithreading
15 43 (6.91%) Continuous Integration
16 38 (6.11%) Mentoring
17 37 (5.95%) MVVM
18 36 (5.79%) BDD
19 28 (4.50%) Technical Architecture
20 26 (4.18%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 312 (50.16%) C#
2 241 (38.75%) SQL
3 212 (34.08%) Java
4 185 (29.74%) JavaScript
5 151 (24.28%) C++
6 82 (13.18%) C
7 49 (7.88%) PHP
8 39 (6.27%) VB.NET
9 38 (6.11%) Python
10 36 (5.79%) T-SQL
11 22 (3.54%) Ruby
11 22 (3.54%) VB
12 18 (2.89%) Scala
13 14 (2.25%) Perl
14 13 (2.09%) Embedded C
15 12 (1.93%) PL/SQL
16 11 (1.77%) Embedded C++
17 10 (1.61%) XAML
17 10 (1.61%) Objective-C
18 9 (1.45%) R
Qualifications
1 262 (42.12%) Degree
2 11 (1.77%) Security Cleared
2 11 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (0.96%) PMP
3 6 (0.96%) PMI Certification
3 6 (0.96%) HNC
3 6 (0.96%) HND
4 5 (0.80%) Oracle Certification
4 5 (0.80%) Sun Certification
5 4 (0.64%) MCSD
5 4 (0.64%) Chartered Engineer
5 4 (0.64%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.48%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.48%) ISEB
7 2 (0.32%) Postgraduate
7 2 (0.32%) MCPD
7 2 (0.32%) OCPJWCD
7 2 (0.32%) OCPJP
7 2 (0.32%) OCMJD
7 2 (0.32%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.98%) QA
2 7 (1.13%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.64%) GAMP
3 4 (0.64%) ISO 9000
3 4 (0.64%) TickIT
3 4 (0.64%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (0.80%) Docker
1 5 (0.80%) Firmware
2 3 (0.48%) Squid
2 3 (0.48%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.16%) HDFS
4 1 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (1.45%) Puppet
2 5 (0.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (0.48%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.32%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.16%) MOM
Vendors
1 78 (12.54%) Microsoft
2 42 (6.75%) Oracle
3 8 (1.29%) Red Hat
4 6 (0.96%) Business Objects
4 6 (0.96%) Apple
4 6 (0.96%) Perforce
5 5 (0.80%) Zend
6 4 (0.64%) DevExpress
6 4 (0.64%) Wonderware
7 3 (0.48%) Facebook
7 3 (0.48%) Twitter
7 3 (0.48%) Xamarin
7 3 (0.48%) Telerik
7 3 (0.48%) Cisco
8 2 (0.32%) Sun
8 2 (0.32%) SAP
8 2 (0.32%) BT
8 2 (0.32%) Capita
9 1 (0.16%) Tableau
9 1 (0.16%) Rackspace
Runcorn, Cheshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oldham, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Plus exceptional Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Talent Spa
Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + Bonus & Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £24000 - £45000 per annum + + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum + excellent benefits & equity
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
RMI International
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Erin Associates
Salary: £49000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Curve IT Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus/Share scheme
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Southport, Merseyside
Experian
Salary: Pension, bonus scheme
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
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