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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 34 55 41
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -14
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 328 313 391
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 5.82% 4.53% 5.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.72% 5.29% 7.05%
Number of salaries quoted 275 268 319
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -
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
4883 5915 5550
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 86.62% 85.65% 84.64%
Number of salaries quoted 4045 4979 4613
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016. 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 +12 253 £47,500 +26.66% 51
Cheshire +35 56 £37,500 -6.25% 21
Merseyside -8 18 £38,500 -14.44% 1
Lancashire +5 1 £36,500 -14.11% 11
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 348 (53.54%) Agile Software Development
2 284 (43.69%) Java
3 282 (43.38%) C#
4 236 (36.31%) .NET
5 232 (35.69%) SQL
6 200 (30.77%) OO
7 191 (29.38%) C++
8 186 (28.62%) Degree
9 174 (26.77%) Windows
10 157 (24.15%) HTML
11 156 (24.00%) ASP.NET
12 155 (23.85%) JavaScript
13 153 (23.54%) Scrum
14 146 (22.46%) SQL Server
15 138 (21.23%) Continuous Integration
16 137 (21.08%) CSS
17 120 (18.46%) Spring
18 116 (17.85%) MVC
19 112 (17.23%) Web Services
20 105 (16.15%) Linux
21 94 (14.46%) WPF
21 94 (14.46%) Multithreading
22 92 (14.15%) jQuery
22 92 (14.15%) TDD
22 92 (14.15%) C
23 91 (14.00%) Visual Studio
24 89 (13.69%) J2EE
24 89 (13.69%) WCF
25 78 (12.00%) Java EE
26 76 (11.69%) Computer Science

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 32 (4.92%) Node.js
2 28 (4.31%) JBoss
3 24 (3.69%) Tomcat
4 23 (3.54%) Apache
5 16 (2.46%) WebSphere
6 12 (1.85%) Mule
7 11 (1.69%) WebLogic
8 10 (1.54%) CMS
9 8 (1.23%) WordPress
10 6 (0.92%) TWiki
11 5 (0.77%) Drupal
11 5 (0.77%) nginx
12 4 (0.62%) Confluence
12 4 (0.62%) IIS
12 4 (0.62%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.62%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
13 2 (0.31%) Alfresco
13 2 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.31%) SharePoint
13 2 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 39 (6.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.92%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 5 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.46%) MS Office
5 2 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.31%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.15%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.15%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 43 (6.62%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (5.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (2.31%) SaaS
4 13 (2.00%) PaaS
5 12 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
5 12 (1.85%) Amazon S3
5 12 (1.85%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.92%) GitHub
7 1 (0.15%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.15%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 33 (5.08%) Internet
2 20 (3.08%) HTTP
3 7 (1.08%) Firewall
4 6 (0.92%) Remote Desktop
4 6 (0.92%) VPN
5 4 (0.62%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.31%) LAN
6 2 (0.31%) WAN
7 1 (0.15%) DNS
7 1 (0.15%) Intranet
7 1 (0.15%) Modbus
7 1 (0.15%) SPDY
7 1 (0.15%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (22.46%) SQL Server
2 32 (4.92%) MySQL
3 30 (4.62%) NoSQL
4 29 (4.46%) Relational Database
5 22 (3.38%) Azure SQL Database
6 19 (2.92%) SQL Server 2008
7 14 (2.15%) Big Data
8 13 (2.00%) Apache Cassandra
9 12 (1.85%) Couchbase
9 12 (1.85%) Hazelcast
10 11 (1.69%) MongoDB
11 9 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (1.08%) RDBMS
12 7 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (0.92%) SQLite
14 3 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
14 3 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
15 2 (0.31%) Apache Accumulo
15 2 (0.31%) Hadoop
15 2 (0.31%) Redis
Development Applications
1 91 (14.00%) Visual Studio
2 76 (11.69%) Git (software)
3 59 (9.08%) NUnit
4 56 (8.62%) JUnit
4 56 (8.62%) Team Foundation Server
5 52 (8.00%) Jenkins
6 36 (5.54%) Maven
7 32 (4.92%) Subversion
8 27 (4.15%) MSTest
9 20 (3.08%) Selenium
10 15 (2.31%) Moq
11 12 (1.85%) git-flow
11 12 (1.85%) Hudson
11 12 (1.85%) JIRA
12 11 (1.69%) Ant
12 11 (1.69%) Eclipse
13 10 (1.54%) Cucumber
14 8 (1.23%) Gerrit
15 7 (1.08%) Gradle
15 7 (1.08%) Jasmine
General
1 73 (11.23%) Finance
2 30 (4.62%) Games
3 17 (2.62%) Electronics
4 14 (2.15%) Banking
5 12 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
5 12 (1.85%) Retail
6 11 (1.69%) Aerospace
7 10 (1.54%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.08%) Corporate Banking
8 7 (1.08%) Telecoms
9 5 (0.77%) Back Office
10 2 (0.31%) Marketing
10 2 (0.31%) Online Betting
11 1 (0.15%) Legal
Job Titles
1 315 (48.46%) Developer
2 281 (43.23%) Software Engineer
3 135 (20.77%) Java Developer
4 110 (16.92%) Software Developer
5 80 (12.31%) C# Software Engineer
6 75 (11.54%) .NET Developer
7 69 (10.62%) C# Developer
8 66 (10.15%) .NET Software Engineer
9 63 (9.69%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 60 (9.23%) Senior Software Engineer
11 56 (8.62%) C# .NET Developer
12 55 (8.46%) C++ Software Engineer
13 54 (8.31%) Java Engineer
14 53 (8.15%) Senior Developer
15 51 (7.85%) Java Software Developer
16 46 (7.08%) Java Software Engineer
17 43 (6.62%) C# Software Developer
18 40 (6.15%) .NET Software Developer
19 38 (5.85%) ASP.NET Developer
20 36 (5.54%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 236 (36.31%) .NET
2 157 (24.15%) HTML
3 156 (24.00%) ASP.NET
4 137 (21.08%) CSS
5 120 (18.46%) Spring
6 112 (17.23%) Web Services
7 94 (14.46%) WPF
8 92 (14.15%) jQuery
9 89 (13.69%) J2EE
9 89 (13.69%) WCF
10 78 (12.00%) Java EE
11 72 (11.08%) AngularJS
12 71 (10.92%) Hibernate
13 67 (10.31%) XML
14 64 (9.85%) SOAP
15 55 (8.46%) RESTful
16 53 (8.15%) ASP.NET MVC
17 51 (7.85%) LINQ
18 47 (7.23%) REST
19 43 (6.62%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 76 (11.69%) Computer Science
2 67 (10.31%) Analytical Skills
3 52 (8.00%) N-Tier
4 42 (6.46%) Enterprise Software
5 28 (4.31%) Algorithms
6 19 (2.92%) User Experience
7 15 (2.31%) Mathematics
7 15 (2.31%) Mobile App
8 14 (2.15%) Physics
9 13 (2.00%) Embedded Systems
10 11 (1.69%) Data Centre
10 11 (1.69%) Management Information System
11 8 (1.23%) Artificial Intelligence
12 7 (1.08%) iPad
13 6 (0.92%) Data Structures
13 6 (0.92%) Graphic Design
13 6 (0.92%) PMI
13 6 (0.92%) Replication
13 6 (0.92%) Statistics
14 5 (0.77%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 174 (26.77%) Windows
2 105 (16.15%) Linux
3 55 (8.46%) Unix
4 20 (3.08%) Mac OS X
5 17 (2.62%) Windows XP
6 16 (2.46%) Windows Server
7 15 (2.31%) Apple iOS
7 15 (2.31%) Embedded Linux
8 14 (2.15%) Android
8 14 (2.15%) Windows CE
9 7 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (0.92%) Mac OS
10 6 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.77%) AIX
12 4 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.46%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.31%) CentOS
15 1 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.15%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 348 (53.54%) Agile Software Development
2 200 (30.77%) OO
3 153 (23.54%) Scrum
4 138 (21.23%) Continuous Integration
5 116 (17.85%) MVC
6 94 (14.46%) Multithreading
7 92 (14.15%) TDD
8 68 (10.46%) Mentoring
9 63 (9.69%) OOD
10 61 (9.38%) Unit Testing
11 59 (9.08%) SOA
12 58 (8.92%) UML
13 51 (7.85%) SDLC
14 49 (7.54%) BDD
15 44 (6.77%) MVVM
16 42 (6.46%) Analytics
16 42 (6.46%) Project Management
17 40 (6.15%) DevOps
17 40 (6.15%) E-Commerce
18 33 (5.08%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 284 (43.69%) Java
2 282 (43.38%) C#
3 232 (35.69%) SQL
4 191 (29.38%) C++
5 155 (23.85%) JavaScript
6 92 (14.15%) C
7 44 (6.77%) PHP
8 41 (6.31%) VB.NET
9 40 (6.15%) T-SQL
10 32 (4.92%) PL/SQL
11 31 (4.77%) Shell Script
12 24 (3.69%) Python
13 21 (3.23%) Embedded C
14 17 (2.62%) PowerShell
15 16 (2.46%) Scala
15 16 (2.46%) TypeScript
16 13 (2.00%) Objective-C
17 11 (1.69%) ABAP
18 10 (1.54%) VC++
19 9 (1.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 186 (28.62%) Degree
2 19 (2.92%) HND
3 12 (1.85%) HNC
3 12 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (1.69%) MCP
4 11 (1.69%) MCSE
4 11 (1.69%) PhD
5 6 (0.92%) CCDP
5 6 (0.92%) CCNA
5 6 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (0.92%) PMI Certification
5 6 (0.92%) Security Cleared
6 5 (0.77%) ISEB
6 5 (0.77%) MCSA
6 5 (0.77%) Postgraduate
7 2 (0.31%) CEH
7 2 (0.31%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.15%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.15%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (8.62%) QA
2 12 (1.85%) ISO 9001
3 6 (0.92%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.92%) SLA
4 1 (0.15%) COSHH
4 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.15%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 15 (2.31%) Docker
2 14 (2.15%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.92%) VirtualBox
5 4 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.62%) vSphere
6 2 (0.31%) Firmware
6 2 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.31%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.15%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 14 (2.15%) Puppet
2 9 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.77%) Ansible
3 5 (0.77%) Wonderware InTouch
4 4 (0.62%) HAProxy
5 2 (0.31%) Hyperic
6 1 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 76 (11.69%) Microsoft
2 73 (11.23%) Oracle
3 20 (3.08%) IBM
4 16 (2.46%) webMethods
5 15 (2.31%) Google
6 13 (2.00%) VMware
7 12 (1.85%) WSO2
8 11 (1.69%) BEA
8 11 (1.69%) SAP
9 8 (1.23%) Adobe
9 8 (1.23%) Red Hat
10 7 (1.08%) Wonderware
11 6 (0.92%) Atlassian
12 4 (0.62%) Apple
12 4 (0.62%) MuleSoft
12 4 (0.62%) Sencha
12 4 (0.62%) Sitecore
12 4 (0.62%) Software AG
13 3 (0.46%) Perforce
14 2 (0.31%) Citrix
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