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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 47 49 31
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -18
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 313 365 529
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.83% 5.14% 7.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.76% 6.23% 8.98%
Number of salaries quoted 256 303 480
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £42,500
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
5433 5856 5892
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.83% 82.49% 79.57%
Number of salaries quoted 4331 4729 4868
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 £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +12 220 £40,000 - 30
Cheshire -39 43 £42,500 +21.42% 17
Lancashire +9 27 £35,000 -6.66% 5
Merseyside +6 17 £60,000 +50.00% 2
Cumbria -3 5 £29,000 - 2
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 324 (53.20%) C#
2 308 (50.57%) .NET
3 283 (46.47%) Agile Software Development
4 256 (42.04%) Degree
5 233 (38.26%) SQL
6 220 (36.12%) ASP.NET
7 211 (34.65%) SQL Server
8 195 (32.02%) Java
9 169 (27.75%) JavaScript
10 151 (24.79%) MVC
11 150 (24.63%) Windows
12 149 (24.47%) TDD
13 148 (24.30%) HTML
14 146 (23.97%) OO
15 139 (22.82%) C++
16 131 (21.51%) Scrum
17 114 (18.72%) Linux
18 109 (17.90%) Computer Science
19 107 (17.57%) Web Services
19 107 (17.57%) XML
20 106 (17.41%) CSS
21 87 (14.29%) Unit Testing
22 83 (13.63%) Microsoft
23 76 (12.48%) jQuery
24 74 (12.15%) WPF
24 74 (12.15%) ASP.NET MVC
24 74 (12.15%) HTML5
25 67 (11.00%) C
26 66 (10.84%) SOAP
26 66 (10.84%) WCF

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 15 (2.46%) Apache
1 15 (2.46%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.48%) CMS
3 8 (1.31%) Tomcat
3 8 (1.31%) JBoss
4 7 (1.15%) Node.js
5 6 (0.99%) IIS
6 5 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (0.66%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.66%) WordPress
7 4 (0.66%) nginx
8 3 (0.49%) Facebook Platform
9 2 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.33%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.33%) SAS
10 1 (0.16%) OpenEdge
10 1 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.16%) Liferay
10 1 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.16%) Joomla!
Applications
1 23 (3.78%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.99%) MS Office
3 3 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.33%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.16%) MS Project
5 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.82%) Magento
2 2 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.16%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 20 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (1.97%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.82%) SaaS
4 4 (0.66%) Amazon SQS
4 4 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (0.66%) Amazon S3
5 3 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.16%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.81%) HTTP
2 9 (1.48%) TCP/IP
2 9 (1.48%) Internet
2 9 (1.48%) Network Security
3 6 (0.99%) HTTPS
3 6 (0.99%) VPN
4 4 (0.66%) Intranet
4 4 (0.66%) Wireless
5 3 (0.49%) IPsec
6 2 (0.33%) Firewall
6 2 (0.33%) LAN
6 2 (0.33%) VoIP
6 2 (0.33%) WAN
7 1 (0.16%) SMTP
7 1 (0.16%) SMS
7 1 (0.16%) DNS
7 1 (0.16%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 211 (34.65%) SQL Server
2 52 (8.54%) Relational Database
3 48 (7.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 41 (6.73%) MySQL
5 35 (5.75%) RDBMS
6 14 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (1.81%) MongoDB
7 11 (1.81%) NoSQL
8 9 (1.48%) Big Data
9 8 (1.31%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (0.82%) QlikView
12 4 (0.66%) Hadoop
12 4 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (0.66%) Amazon Redshift
13 3 (0.49%) OLTP
14 2 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
14 2 (0.33%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 43 (7.06%) NUnit
2 38 (6.24%) Visual Studio
3 33 (5.42%) JUnit
4 31 (5.09%) Maven
5 30 (4.93%) Git (software)
5 30 (4.93%) Subversion
6 26 (4.27%) MSTest
6 26 (4.27%) Moq
7 20 (3.28%) JIRA
8 17 (2.79%) Eclipse
9 14 (2.30%) Team Foundation Server
10 13 (2.13%) TeamCity
10 13 (2.13%) Jenkins
11 12 (1.97%) Selenium
12 9 (1.48%) Hudson
12 9 (1.48%) Redmine
13 8 (1.31%) CruiseControl
14 6 (0.99%) Ant
15 4 (0.66%) PVCS
15 4 (0.66%) Synon
General
1 51 (8.37%) Finance
2 35 (5.75%) Retail
3 31 (5.09%) Electronics
4 16 (2.63%) Games
4 16 (2.63%) Law
5 14 (2.30%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.97%) Publishing
6 12 (1.97%) Banking
7 9 (1.48%) Marketing
7 9 (1.48%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.99%) Legal
8 6 (0.99%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.82%) Billing
10 4 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.66%) Back Office
11 3 (0.49%) iGaming
12 2 (0.33%) Avionics
12 2 (0.33%) German Language
12 2 (0.33%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 312 (51.23%) Developer
2 235 (38.59%) Software Engineer
3 109 (17.90%) C# Developer
4 92 (15.11%) .NET Developer
5 84 (13.79%) Software Developer
6 60 (9.85%) Senior Developer
7 56 (9.20%) C# .NET Developer
8 49 (8.05%) Java Developer
9 46 (7.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 32 (5.25%) Senior Software Engineer
11 30 (4.93%) C# Software Developer
12 27 (4.43%) Web Developer
13 26 (4.27%) .NET Software Developer
14 22 (3.61%) Programmer
15 21 (3.45%) Development Manager
15 21 (3.45%) Senior Java Developer
16 20 (3.28%) C# Software Engineer
17 19 (3.12%) Senior Software Developer
17 19 (3.12%) Software Manager
18 18 (2.96%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 308 (50.57%) .NET
2 220 (36.12%) ASP.NET
3 148 (24.30%) HTML
4 107 (17.57%) Web Services
4 107 (17.57%) XML
5 106 (17.41%) CSS
6 76 (12.48%) jQuery
7 74 (12.15%) WPF
7 74 (12.15%) ASP.NET MVC
7 74 (12.15%) HTML5
8 66 (10.84%) WCF
8 66 (10.84%) SOAP
9 65 (10.67%) .NET Framework
9 65 (10.67%) Ajax
10 55 (9.03%) REST
11 54 (8.87%) J2EE
12 52 (8.54%) Spring
13 49 (8.05%) JMS
14 48 (7.88%) JSON
15 45 (7.39%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 109 (17.90%) Computer Science
2 50 (8.21%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (7.88%) Enterprise Software
4 29 (4.76%) Mathematics
5 22 (3.61%) Mobile App
6 20 (3.28%) Client/Server
7 19 (3.12%) User Experience
8 18 (2.96%) Physics
9 16 (2.63%) Algorithms
10 14 (2.30%) N-Tier
11 8 (1.31%) Device Driver
12 7 (1.15%) Embedded Systems
12 7 (1.15%) Open Source
13 6 (0.99%) Online Games
14 5 (0.82%) Fat Client
14 5 (0.82%) Management Information System
14 5 (0.82%) IVR
14 5 (0.82%) Thin Client
14 5 (0.82%) Animation
15 4 (0.66%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 150 (24.63%) Windows
2 114 (18.72%) Linux
3 52 (8.54%) UNIX
4 19 (3.12%) Android
5 17 (2.79%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.31%) Windows Mobile
7 7 (1.15%) Windows XP
7 7 (1.15%) Mac OS X
8 6 (0.99%) Windows CE
9 5 (0.82%) Solaris
9 5 (0.82%) CentOS
10 3 (0.49%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (0.33%) VxWorks
11 2 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.33%) Windows Phone 7
11 2 (0.33%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 283 (46.47%) Agile Software Development
2 151 (24.79%) MVC
3 149 (24.47%) TDD
4 146 (23.97%) OO
5 131 (21.51%) Scrum
6 87 (14.29%) Unit Testing
7 65 (10.67%) Web Development
8 64 (10.51%) OOP
9 55 (9.03%) Project Management
10 48 (7.88%) OOD
11 42 (6.90%) UML
12 41 (6.73%) E-Commerce
13 39 (6.40%) Continuous Integration
14 38 (6.24%) Multithreading
15 37 (6.08%) BDD
15 37 (6.08%) Mentoring
16 36 (5.91%) Technical Architecture
17 29 (4.76%) Requirements Analysis
18 28 (4.60%) MVVM
19 25 (4.11%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 324 (53.20%) C#
2 233 (38.26%) SQL
3 195 (32.02%) Java
4 169 (27.75%) JavaScript
5 139 (22.82%) C++
6 67 (11.00%) C
7 58 (9.52%) VB.NET
8 43 (7.06%) PHP
9 37 (6.08%) Python
10 30 (4.93%) T-SQL
11 25 (4.11%) Ruby
12 23 (3.78%) VB
13 16 (2.63%) Scala
14 13 (2.13%) Embedded C
15 11 (1.81%) Embedded C++
15 11 (1.81%) Perl
16 9 (1.48%) PL/SQL
16 9 (1.48%) XAML
17 8 (1.31%) Objective-C
17 8 (1.31%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 256 (42.04%) Degree
2 11 (1.81%) Security Cleared
3 8 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (0.99%) PMP
4 6 (0.99%) PMI Certification
5 5 (0.82%) HNC
5 5 (0.82%) HND
5 5 (0.82%) PhD
6 4 (0.66%) ISEB
7 3 (0.49%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.49%) Oracle Certification
7 3 (0.49%) Sun Certification
8 2 (0.33%) Postgraduate
8 2 (0.33%) IIBA
8 2 (0.33%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.33%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.16%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (0.16%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.27%) QA
2 6 (0.99%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.66%) GAMP
4 1 (0.16%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.16%) TickIT
4 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.16%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 7 (1.15%) Firmware
2 5 (0.82%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.49%) Squid
4 2 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.33%) Docker
4 2 (0.33%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.16%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 5 (0.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (0.49%) Puppet
3 2 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.33%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.16%) MOM
Vendors
1 83 (13.63%) Microsoft
2 40 (6.57%) Oracle
3 7 (1.15%) Red Hat
4 6 (0.99%) Perforce
5 5 (0.82%) Telerik
5 5 (0.82%) Wonderware
6 4 (0.66%) DevExpress
6 4 (0.66%) BT
6 4 (0.66%) VMware
6 4 (0.66%) Apple
6 4 (0.66%) Business Objects
7 3 (0.49%) SAP
7 3 (0.49%) Cisco
7 3 (0.49%) Xamarin
7 3 (0.49%) Facebook
7 3 (0.49%) Twitter
7 3 (0.49%) Zend
8 2 (0.33%) Rackspace
8 2 (0.33%) IBM
8 2 (0.33%) Citrix
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