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

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 49 51 42
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -9
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 312 310 414
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.91% 4.40% 5.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.72% 5.33% 6.83%
Number of salaries quoted 265 274 397
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,200 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,000 £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
5458 5813 6060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 85.82% 82.59% 80.90%
Number of salaries quoted 4426 4643 5181
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 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £57,000
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 2 July 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 2 July 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 +13 202 £40,000 - 35
Cheshire -30 53 £40,000 +14.28% 8
Lancashire +17 40 £40,000 +14.28% 4
Merseyside -2 13 £66,500 +104.61% 3
Cumbria 0 6 £38,625 +22.12% 1
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 334 (51.54%) C#
2 317 (48.92%) .NET
3 311 (47.99%) Agile Software Development
4 261 (40.28%) Degree
5 256 (39.51%) SQL
6 239 (36.88%) Java
7 223 (34.41%) ASP.NET
8 218 (33.64%) JavaScript
9 207 (31.94%) SQL Server
10 178 (27.47%) TDD
11 177 (27.31%) MVC
12 176 (27.16%) C++
13 171 (26.39%) HTML
14 155 (23.92%) Scrum
15 154 (23.77%) OO
16 137 (21.14%) Linux
17 131 (20.22%) CSS
18 129 (19.91%) XML
18 129 (19.91%) Windows
19 113 (17.44%) Computer Science
20 108 (16.67%) Web Services
21 100 (15.43%) jQuery
22 98 (15.12%) C
23 92 (14.20%) WCF
24 89 (13.73%) Microsoft
25 88 (13.58%) WPF
26 86 (13.27%) ASP.NET MVC
27 85 (13.12%) Unit Testing
28 83 (12.81%) SOAP
29 80 (12.35%) HTML5

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

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 (3.09%) Apache
2 16 (2.47%) IIS
3 15 (2.31%) Tomcat
3 15 (2.31%) SharePoint
4 14 (2.16%) JBoss
5 12 (1.85%) CMS
6 10 (1.54%) Node.js
7 8 (1.23%) WordPress
8 7 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (0.77%) Drupal
9 5 (0.77%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.62%) Umbraco
10 4 (0.62%) nginx
10 4 (0.62%) SilverStripe
11 3 (0.46%) Facebook Platform
11 3 (0.46%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.31%) SAS
12 2 (0.31%) OpenEdge
12 2 (0.31%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 28 (4.32%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.08%) MS Office
3 5 (0.77%) MS Project
3 5 (0.77%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.31%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 8 (1.23%) Magento
2 2 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.15%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.93%) SaaS
3 4 (0.62%) Office 365
3 4 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.31%) GitHub
5 1 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.15%) Route 53
5 1 (0.15%) Heroku
5 1 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.47%) Network Security
2 12 (1.85%) Internet
3 11 (1.70%) VPN
3 11 (1.70%) UMTS
3 11 (1.70%) GPRS
4 10 (1.54%) VoIP
5 8 (1.23%) WLAN
5 8 (1.23%) GSM
5 8 (1.23%) Bluetooth
5 8 (1.23%) DVB
5 8 (1.23%) NFC
5 8 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (0.93%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.62%) Wireless
7 4 (0.62%) HTTP
8 3 (0.46%) Intranet
9 2 (0.31%) Firewall
10 1 (0.15%) OpenVPN
10 1 (0.15%) 4G
10 1 (0.15%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 207 (31.94%) SQL Server
2 56 (8.64%) Relational Database
3 45 (6.94%) MySQL
4 41 (6.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 32 (4.94%) RDBMS
6 17 (2.62%) MongoDB
7 13 (2.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
9 11 (1.70%) NoSQL
10 7 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (0.93%) Big Data
12 4 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (0.62%) QlikView
13 3 (0.46%) EDRMS
13 3 (0.46%) OLTP
14 2 (0.31%) JasperReports
14 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
14 2 (0.31%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 48 (7.41%) Visual Studio
2 44 (6.79%) Maven
3 43 (6.64%) NUnit
4 42 (6.48%) Git (software)
5 35 (5.40%) JUnit
6 28 (4.32%) JIRA
7 27 (4.17%) MSTest
8 24 (3.70%) Selenium
9 23 (3.55%) Jenkins
10 22 (3.40%) Subversion
11 20 (3.09%) Moq
11 20 (3.09%) Eclipse
12 14 (2.16%) Ant
12 14 (2.16%) TeamCity
13 13 (2.01%) Team Foundation Server
14 11 (1.70%) Hudson
15 9 (1.39%) CruiseControl
16 4 (0.62%) PVCS
16 4 (0.62%) Redmine
16 4 (0.62%) Jasmine
General
1 64 (9.88%) Finance
2 42 (6.48%) Retail
3 24 (3.70%) Electronics
4 16 (2.47%) Games
5 15 (2.31%) Banking
6 14 (2.16%) Manufacturing
7 12 (1.85%) Law
8 10 (1.54%) Automotive
8 10 (1.54%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.54%) Marketing
9 9 (1.39%) Publishing
10 8 (1.23%) Multimedia
11 6 (0.93%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.62%) Back Office
14 3 (0.46%) iGaming
15 2 (0.31%) Avionics
15 2 (0.31%) German Language
15 2 (0.31%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.31%) Military
Job Titles
1 328 (50.62%) Developer
2 273 (42.13%) Software Engineer
3 97 (14.97%) C# Developer
4 78 (12.04%) Software Developer
5 75 (11.57%) .NET Developer
6 74 (11.42%) Senior Developer
7 54 (8.33%) Java Developer
8 49 (7.56%) C# .NET Developer
9 46 (7.10%) Senior Software Engineer
10 38 (5.86%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 37 (5.71%) C# Software Engineer
12 35 (5.40%) Web Developer
13 29 (4.48%) Programmer
14 25 (3.86%) .NET Software Engineer
15 23 (3.55%) Senior Java Developer
16 21 (3.24%) C++ Software Engineer
16 21 (3.24%) C# Software Developer
17 18 (2.78%) Senior .NET Developer
17 18 (2.78%) Senior Software Developer
18 17 (2.62%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 317 (48.92%) .NET
2 223 (34.41%) ASP.NET
3 171 (26.39%) HTML
4 131 (20.22%) CSS
5 129 (19.91%) XML
6 108 (16.67%) Web Services
7 100 (15.43%) jQuery
8 92 (14.20%) WCF
9 88 (13.58%) WPF
10 86 (13.27%) ASP.NET MVC
11 83 (12.81%) SOAP
12 80 (12.35%) HTML5
13 74 (11.42%) Spring
14 72 (11.11%) REST
15 70 (10.80%) .NET Framework
16 69 (10.65%) AngularJS
17 67 (10.34%) JSON
18 63 (9.72%) Hibernate
19 60 (9.26%) Ajax
20 59 (9.10%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 113 (17.44%) Computer Science
2 67 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
3 55 (8.49%) Enterprise Software
4 42 (6.48%) Mobile App
5 35 (5.40%) Mathematics
6 27 (4.17%) N-Tier
7 22 (3.40%) Physics
8 19 (2.93%) User Experience
9 18 (2.78%) Client/Server
10 17 (2.62%) Algorithms
11 13 (2.01%) iPhone
12 12 (1.85%) Animation
12 12 (1.85%) Device Driver
13 9 (1.39%) 3D Graphics
14 8 (1.23%) MPEG
15 7 (1.08%) Embedded Systems
16 6 (0.93%) Management Information System
17 5 (0.77%) Thin Client
17 5 (0.77%) Blackberry
17 5 (0.77%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 137 (21.14%) Linux
2 129 (19.91%) Windows
3 56 (8.64%) UNIX
4 46 (7.10%) Android
5 37 (5.71%) Apple iOS
6 18 (2.78%) Windows Mobile
7 10 (1.54%) Windows Phone
8 9 (1.39%) Windows CE
9 8 (1.23%) Nucleus RTOS
9 8 (1.23%) Windows 7
9 8 (1.23%) Windows 8
10 7 (1.08%) Windows XP
11 6 (0.93%) Windows Phone 7
11 6 (0.93%) Embedded Linux
11 6 (0.93%) CentOS
11 6 (0.93%) Oracle Linux
12 5 (0.77%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.62%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.46%) Solaris
15 2 (0.31%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 311 (47.99%) Agile Software Development
2 178 (27.47%) TDD
3 177 (27.31%) MVC
4 155 (23.92%) Scrum
5 154 (23.77%) OO
6 85 (13.12%) Unit Testing
7 75 (11.57%) SDLC
8 64 (9.88%) Continuous Integration
9 61 (9.41%) OOP
10 58 (8.95%) Web Development
11 56 (8.64%) MVVM
12 54 (8.33%) E-Commerce
13 53 (8.18%) UML
14 52 (8.02%) Project Management
15 51 (7.87%) Multithreading
16 50 (7.72%) BDD
17 49 (7.56%) OOD
18 47 (7.25%) Mentoring
19 29 (4.48%) Mobile Development
20 28 (4.32%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 334 (51.54%) C#
2 256 (39.51%) SQL
3 239 (36.88%) Java
4 218 (33.64%) JavaScript
5 176 (27.16%) C++
6 98 (15.12%) C
7 51 (7.87%) PHP
8 44 (6.79%) T-SQL
9 41 (6.33%) Python
10 32 (4.94%) VB.NET
11 22 (3.40%) Ruby
11 22 (3.40%) Scala
12 19 (2.93%) VB
13 18 (2.78%) PL/SQL
14 15 (2.31%) Perl
15 12 (1.85%) R
16 11 (1.70%) Embedded C
17 9 (1.39%) Embedded C++
17 9 (1.39%) XAML
18 8 (1.23%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 261 (40.28%) Degree
2 15 (2.31%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (1.70%) Security Cleared
4 8 (1.23%) MCSD
5 6 (0.93%) PMP
5 6 (0.93%) PMI Certification
5 6 (0.93%) MCPD
6 5 (0.77%) Oracle Certification
6 5 (0.77%) Sun Certification
6 5 (0.77%) HNC
6 5 (0.77%) HND
7 4 (0.62%) Chartered Engineer
7 4 (0.62%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.46%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.46%) ISEB
9 2 (0.31%) OCPJWCD
9 2 (0.31%) OCPJP
9 2 (0.31%) OCMJD
9 2 (0.31%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (5.86%) QA
2 6 (0.93%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.62%) TickIT
3 4 (0.62%) GAMP
3 4 (0.62%) ISO 9000
3 4 (0.62%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (1.39%) Docker
2 5 (0.77%) Firmware
3 2 (0.31%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.15%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 12 (1.85%) Puppet
2 7 (1.08%) Vagrant
3 5 (0.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.31%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 89 (13.73%) Microsoft
2 46 (7.10%) Oracle
3 12 (1.85%) Symbian
4 6 (0.93%) Apple
5 5 (0.77%) Business Objects
5 5 (0.77%) Zend
5 5 (0.77%) Red Hat
6 4 (0.62%) DevExpress
7 3 (0.46%) Facebook
7 3 (0.46%) Twitter
7 3 (0.46%) Perforce
7 3 (0.46%) Cisco
8 2 (0.31%) Telerik
8 2 (0.31%) Capita
8 2 (0.31%) Wonderware
8 2 (0.31%) SAP
8 2 (0.31%) Sun
9 1 (0.15%) HP
9 1 (0.15%) Informatica
9 1 (0.15%) Cognos
Greater Manchester
CK Group
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Lancashire
AMsource Technology Limited
Salary: Pension, Holiday, life insurance
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cheshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Strong package available
Posted: Yesterday
Lancaster, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Runcorn, Cheshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Southport, Merseyside
Experian
Salary: Pension, bonus scheme
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £24000 - £45000 per annum + + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Good bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Skelmersdale, Lancashire
AWD Recruitment
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Widnes, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Training and Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £36000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
AWD Recruitment
Salary: £25,000 - £50,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago