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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 71 37 38
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +1
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 261 431 448
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.52% 6.23% 6.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.20% 7.74% 7.87%
Number of salaries quoted 222 376 381
Average salary £40,000 £36,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.58% +12.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
6211 5572 5696
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.74% 80.58% 79.76%
Number of salaries quoted 5338 4683 4975
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 £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -15 186 £40,000 +14.28% 30
Cheshire -71 39 £37,500 - 13
Merseyside +9 19 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Lancashire -15 10 £44,000 +25.71% 7
Cumbria 0 1 £42,000 - 1
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 279 (50.82%) .NET
2 254 (46.27%) C#
3 226 (41.17%) Agile Software Development
4 190 (34.61%) SQL
5 174 (31.69%) SQL Server
5 174 (31.69%) ASP.NET
6 173 (31.51%) Java
7 169 (30.78%) HTML
8 151 (27.50%) JavaScript
9 144 (26.23%) Windows
9 144 (26.23%) Degree
10 120 (21.86%) Linux
11 112 (20.40%) CSS
12 102 (18.58%) Web Services
13 99 (18.03%) Computer Science
14 94 (17.12%) Scrum
14 94 (17.12%) OO
15 91 (16.58%) C++
16 87 (15.85%) HTML5
17 79 (14.39%) MVC
17 79 (14.39%) XML
18 70 (12.75%) Microsoft
19 69 (12.57%) Project Management
20 65 (11.84%) Spring
21 62 (11.29%) TDD
21 62 (11.29%) Visual Studio
22 58 (10.56%) SOAP
23 57 (10.38%) Oracle
23 57 (10.38%) Finance
24 50 (9.11%) J2EE

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 38 (6.92%) Tomcat
2 28 (5.10%) Apache
3 27 (4.92%) WebSphere
4 25 (4.55%) IIS
5 14 (2.55%) SharePoint
6 8 (1.46%) JBoss
7 5 (0.91%) Oracle Spatial
7 5 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.73%) Node.js
8 4 (0.73%) Zimbra
8 4 (0.73%) IBM Notes
8 4 (0.73%) Lotus Domino
8 4 (0.73%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.73%) GroupWise
9 3 (0.55%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 3 (0.55%) IBM HTTP Server
9 3 (0.55%) Liferay
9 3 (0.55%) nginx
9 3 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.36%) ArchestrA
Applications
1 38 (6.92%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.36%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.18%) SPSS
3 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (0.91%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.18%) SAP MDM
3 1 (0.18%) Magento
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.18%) Zen Cart
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.91%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (2.73%) SaaS
3 12 (2.19%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.73%) Google Apps
6 3 (0.55%) Amazon SQS
6 3 (0.55%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.18%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 33 (6.01%) HTTP
2 18 (3.28%) Internet
3 11 (2.00%) TCP/IP
4 9 (1.64%) DNS
4 9 (1.64%) Firewall
4 9 (1.64%) SMTP
5 5 (0.91%) ATM
6 4 (0.73%) Intranet
7 2 (0.36%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.18%) ZigBee
8 1 (0.18%) WAN
8 1 (0.18%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (31.69%) SQL Server
2 41 (7.47%) Relational Database
3 30 (5.46%) MySQL
4 26 (4.74%) PostgreSQL
5 24 (4.37%) SQL Server 2008
6 18 (3.28%) Hazelcast
6 18 (3.28%) RDBMS
7 11 (2.00%) Big Data
8 9 (1.64%) OLTP
9 8 (1.46%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (1.28%) MongoDB
11 5 (0.91%) NoSQL
11 5 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (0.91%) Oracle Database
12 4 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.55%) Informix
13 3 (0.55%) Amazon Redshift
14 2 (0.36%) SAP Data Services
14 2 (0.36%) DB2
14 2 (0.36%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 62 (11.29%) Visual Studio
2 33 (6.01%) Maven
3 26 (4.74%) JUnit
4 25 (4.55%) Git (software)
5 21 (3.83%) Eclipse
6 16 (2.91%) Jenkins
7 15 (2.73%) Team Foundation Server
8 14 (2.55%) Selenium
9 11 (2.00%) Subversion
10 10 (1.82%) Cucumber
10 10 (1.82%) NUnit
11 9 (1.64%) JMeter
11 9 (1.64%) Bower
12 8 (1.46%) Gradle
13 7 (1.28%) JIRA
14 6 (1.09%) Mockito
14 6 (1.09%) Gerrit
15 5 (0.91%) Moq
15 5 (0.91%) Oracle Forms
16 4 (0.73%) SoapUI
General
1 57 (10.38%) Finance
2 30 (5.46%) Games
3 22 (4.01%) Retail
4 13 (2.37%) Electronics
5 12 (2.19%) Legal
5 12 (2.19%) Marketing
6 10 (1.82%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.09%) Banking
7 6 (1.09%) Automotive
8 5 (0.91%) Law
8 5 (0.91%) Aerospace
9 4 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.73%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.73%) Back Office
10 3 (0.55%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.55%) Online Betting
11 2 (0.36%) Billing
11 2 (0.36%) Military
11 2 (0.36%) Advertising
11 2 (0.36%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 343 (62.48%) Developer
2 174 (31.69%) Software Engineer
3 101 (18.40%) .NET Developer
4 94 (17.12%) C# Developer
5 84 (15.30%) Software Developer
6 77 (14.03%) Java Developer
7 69 (12.57%) C# .NET Developer
8 65 (11.84%) Senior Developer
9 50 (9.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 37 (6.74%) Java Software Engineer
11 36 (6.56%) Web Developer
12 33 (6.01%) C# Software Developer
13 30 (5.46%) Analyst
14 29 (5.28%) .NET Software Developer
15 28 (5.10%) C# Software Engineer
16 27 (4.92%) .NET Software Engineer
17 24 (4.37%) Senior Software Developer
18 22 (4.01%) Architect
18 22 (4.01%) Programmer
19 20 (3.64%) Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 279 (50.82%) .NET
2 174 (31.69%) ASP.NET
3 169 (30.78%) HTML
4 112 (20.40%) CSS
5 102 (18.58%) Web Services
6 87 (15.85%) HTML5
7 79 (14.39%) XML
8 65 (11.84%) Spring
9 58 (10.56%) SOAP
10 50 (9.11%) J2EE
11 49 (8.93%) .NET Framework
11 49 (8.93%) WCF
11 49 (8.93%) WPF
12 44 (8.01%) Java EE
13 43 (7.83%) Servlets
14 41 (7.47%) LINQ
14 41 (7.47%) jQuery
15 36 (6.56%) JMS
16 35 (6.38%) Ajax
17 34 (6.19%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 99 (18.03%) Computer Science
2 21 (3.83%) Mathematics
2 21 (3.83%) Enterprise Software
2 21 (3.83%) User Experience
3 17 (3.10%) 3D Graphics
4 15 (2.73%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (2.73%) Algorithms
5 14 (2.55%) Client/Server
5 14 (2.55%) Open Source
6 11 (2.00%) Online Games
6 11 (2.00%) Management Information System
7 9 (1.64%) Physics
7 9 (1.64%) Mobile App
8 8 (1.46%) Animation
8 8 (1.46%) N-Tier
9 6 (1.09%) Artificial Intelligence
9 6 (1.09%) Statistics
9 6 (1.09%) Informatics
9 6 (1.09%) Data Structures
10 5 (0.91%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 144 (26.23%) Windows
2 120 (21.86%) Linux
3 42 (7.65%) Android
4 38 (6.92%) UNIX
5 24 (4.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (3.46%) Apple iOS
7 12 (2.19%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.55%) Solaris
10 2 (0.36%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.36%) Windows CE
10 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.36%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.18%) CentOS
11 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone 8
11 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.18%) VxWorks
11 1 (0.18%) Fedora
11 1 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (41.17%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (17.12%) OO
2 94 (17.12%) Scrum
3 79 (14.39%) MVC
4 69 (12.57%) Project Management
5 62 (11.29%) TDD
6 47 (8.56%) OOP
7 46 (8.38%) Unit Testing
8 45 (8.20%) E-Commerce
9 42 (7.65%) Continuous Integration
10 41 (7.47%) Requirements Analysis
11 39 (7.10%) Mentoring
12 34 (6.19%) Web Development
13 23 (4.19%) UML
14 22 (4.01%) Configuration Management
15 19 (3.46%) OOD
16 18 (3.28%) SOA
16 18 (3.28%) Change Control
17 16 (2.91%) Data Modelling
17 16 (2.91%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 254 (46.27%) C#
2 190 (34.61%) SQL
3 173 (31.51%) Java
4 151 (27.50%) JavaScript
5 91 (16.58%) C++
6 48 (8.74%) VB.NET
7 39 (7.10%) Python
8 35 (6.38%) PHP
8 35 (6.38%) C
9 29 (5.28%) Ruby
10 26 (4.74%) XPath
11 19 (3.46%) T-SQL
12 13 (2.37%) VB
12 13 (2.37%) Perl
13 11 (2.00%) Scala
14 10 (1.82%) PL/SQL
15 8 (1.46%) Assembly Language
15 8 (1.46%) XAML
16 7 (1.28%) Shell Script
17 6 (1.09%) Ada
Qualifications
1 144 (26.23%) Degree
2 8 (1.46%) Security Cleared
3 7 (1.28%) PhD
4 6 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (0.91%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.55%) ISEB
7 2 (0.36%) MCP
7 2 (0.36%) OCPJP
7 2 (0.36%) MCTS
7 2 (0.36%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.36%) MCPD
7 2 (0.36%) NVQ Level 3
8 1 (0.18%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (0.18%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.18%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.65%) QA
2 4 (0.73%) ISO 9001
2 4 (0.73%) SLA
3 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 12207
3 1 (0.18%) IEC 61508
3 1 (0.18%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (1.09%) Firmware
2 3 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.36%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 4 (0.73%) Hyperic
2 1 (0.18%) logstash
2 1 (0.18%) YUM
2 1 (0.18%) Puppet
2 1 (0.18%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 70 (12.75%) Microsoft
2 57 (10.38%) Oracle
3 24 (4.37%) Red Hat
4 14 (2.55%) Google
5 12 (2.19%) Wonderware
6 7 (1.28%) IBM
6 7 (1.28%) VMware
7 6 (1.09%) SAP
8 5 (0.91%) Open Text
9 4 (0.73%) Novell
9 4 (0.73%) Lotus
10 3 (0.55%) Compuware
10 3 (0.55%) HP
10 3 (0.55%) Perforce
11 2 (0.36%) Telerik
11 2 (0.36%) Twitter
11 2 (0.36%) Rackspace
12 1 (0.18%) Xamarin
12 1 (0.18%) SaltStack
12 1 (0.18%) Zend
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £40,000 - £55,000+ PA depending on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Wirral, Merseyside
Bluetownonline
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
RMI International
Salary: From £28,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £65000 per annum + up to 30% bonus and excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £53000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Nantwich, Cheshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
BAE Systems
Posted: 4 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £38000 Per Annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 45,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Healthcare
Posted: 6 days ago
Lancashire
eCom Recruitment
Salary: From £32,000 to £38,000 per annum + Work from home + Pension
Posted: 6 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Computer People
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago