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

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 52 55 53
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 306 313 348
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.69% 4.38% 4.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.44% 5.26% 5.99%
Number of salaries quoted 264 269 326
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
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
5623 5954 5806
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 86.15% 83.33% 80.05%
Number of salaries quoted 4563 4732 4929
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 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,699
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +4.42%

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 30 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 30 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 +6 203 £40,000 - 40
Cheshire -23 60 £40,000 +14.28% 11
Lancashire +15 28 £37,000 -15.90% 4
Merseyside +2 11 £67,750 +108.46% 3
Cumbria -3 3 £50,000 +58.09%
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 303 (48.79%) C#
2 302 (48.63%) Agile Software Development
3 278 (44.77%) .NET
4 254 (40.90%) SQL
5 248 (39.94%) Java
6 239 (38.49%) Degree
7 226 (36.39%) JavaScript
8 199 (32.05%) ASP.NET
9 183 (29.47%) SQL Server
10 173 (27.86%) C++
10 173 (27.86%) HTML
11 170 (27.38%) TDD
12 168 (27.05%) MVC
13 155 (24.96%) Scrum
14 149 (23.99%) OO
15 140 (22.54%) Linux
16 133 (21.42%) CSS
17 120 (19.32%) XML
18 117 (18.84%) Windows
19 114 (18.36%) Web Services
19 114 (18.36%) Computer Science
20 106 (17.07%) jQuery
21 97 (15.62%) C
22 94 (15.14%) WCF
23 89 (14.33%) SOAP
24 87 (14.01%) WPF
25 85 (13.69%) REST
26 83 (13.37%) Spring
27 81 (13.04%) Microsoft
27 81 (13.04%) SDLC

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 22 (3.54%) Apache
2 21 (3.38%) Tomcat
3 16 (2.58%) JBoss
4 15 (2.42%) IIS
5 14 (2.25%) CMS
5 14 (2.25%) Node.js
6 12 (1.93%) SharePoint
7 10 (1.61%) WordPress
8 7 (1.13%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (0.81%) Apache Solr
9 5 (0.81%) Drupal
10 4 (0.64%) Umbraco
10 4 (0.64%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.64%) nginx
10 4 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.64%) SilverStripe
11 3 (0.48%) Facebook Platform
11 3 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (0.32%) MQSeries
Applications
1 31 (4.99%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.29%) MS Office
3 7 (1.13%) MS Project
3 7 (1.13%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.32%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 9 (1.45%) Magento
2 2 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.16%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.45%) SaaS
2 8 (1.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.64%) Office 365
4 2 (0.32%) GitHub
4 2 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.16%) Route 53
5 1 (0.16%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.09%) Internet
2 12 (1.93%) Network Security
3 11 (1.77%) VPN
3 11 (1.77%) UMTS
3 11 (1.77%) GPRS
4 10 (1.61%) VoIP
5 8 (1.29%) WLAN
5 8 (1.29%) GSM
5 8 (1.29%) Bluetooth
5 8 (1.29%) DVB
5 8 (1.29%) Wi-Fi
5 8 (1.29%) NFC
6 5 (0.81%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.64%) HTTP
7 4 (0.64%) Wireless
8 2 (0.32%) Firewall
8 2 (0.32%) Intranet
8 2 (0.32%) DNS
9 1 (0.16%) SSL
9 1 (0.16%) PPTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 183 (29.47%) SQL Server
2 54 (8.70%) Relational Database
3 46 (7.41%) MySQL
4 34 (5.48%) SQL Server 2008
5 31 (4.99%) RDBMS
6 14 (2.25%) MongoDB
7 13 (2.09%) NoSQL
7 13 (2.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (0.81%) Big Data
12 4 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.48%) JasperReports
13 3 (0.48%) EDRMS
13 3 (0.48%) Data Mining
13 3 (0.48%) OLTP
13 3 (0.48%) DB2
Development Applications
1 51 (8.21%) Visual Studio
2 48 (7.73%) Git (software)
3 45 (7.25%) Maven
4 36 (5.80%) NUnit
5 33 (5.31%) JUnit
6 27 (4.35%) Selenium
7 26 (4.19%) JIRA
7 26 (4.19%) Jenkins
8 24 (3.86%) Eclipse
9 20 (3.22%) Subversion
9 20 (3.22%) MSTest
10 16 (2.58%) Ant
11 14 (2.25%) TeamCity
12 11 (1.77%) Moq
12 11 (1.77%) Hudson
13 10 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (1.61%) CruiseControl
13 10 (1.61%) Jasmine
14 4 (0.64%) Gradle
15 3 (0.48%) InstallShield
General
1 63 (10.14%) Finance
2 42 (6.76%) Retail
3 23 (3.70%) Electronics
4 16 (2.58%) Games
5 14 (2.25%) Manufacturing
6 13 (2.09%) Banking
7 12 (1.93%) Law
8 10 (1.61%) Automotive
8 10 (1.61%) Marketing
9 8 (1.29%) Multimedia
9 8 (1.29%) Telecoms
10 5 (0.81%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.81%) Publishing
11 4 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.64%) Back Office
12 3 (0.48%) iGaming
13 2 (0.32%) Avionics
13 2 (0.32%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.32%) Military
14 1 (0.16%) Legal
Job Titles
1 324 (52.17%) Developer
2 258 (41.55%) Software Engineer
3 86 (13.85%) C# Developer
4 75 (12.08%) Senior Developer
5 71 (11.43%) .NET Developer
6 69 (11.11%) Software Developer
7 63 (10.14%) Java Developer
8 48 (7.73%) Senior Software Engineer
9 44 (7.09%) C# .NET Developer
10 36 (5.80%) C# Software Engineer
11 32 (5.15%) Web Developer
12 31 (4.99%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 26 (4.19%) Programmer
14 25 (4.03%) .NET Software Engineer
15 24 (3.86%) Senior Java Developer
15 24 (3.86%) Java Software Engineer
16 20 (3.22%) C++ Software Engineer
16 20 (3.22%) Senior .NET Developer
17 18 (2.90%) Senior C# Developer
18 17 (2.74%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 278 (44.77%) .NET
2 199 (32.05%) ASP.NET
3 173 (27.86%) HTML
4 133 (21.42%) CSS
5 120 (19.32%) XML
6 114 (18.36%) Web Services
7 106 (17.07%) jQuery
8 94 (15.14%) WCF
9 89 (14.33%) SOAP
10 87 (14.01%) WPF
11 85 (13.69%) REST
12 83 (13.37%) Spring
13 80 (12.88%) ASP.NET MVC
13 80 (12.88%) AngularJS
14 73 (11.76%) HTML5
15 71 (11.43%) Hibernate
16 68 (10.95%) JSON
17 66 (10.63%) J2EE
18 64 (10.31%) .NET Framework
19 56 (9.02%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 114 (18.36%) Computer Science
2 71 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
3 56 (9.02%) Enterprise Software
4 47 (7.57%) Mobile App
5 35 (5.64%) Mathematics
6 26 (4.19%) N-Tier
7 21 (3.38%) Physics
8 16 (2.58%) iPhone
9 15 (2.42%) User Experience
10 14 (2.25%) Animation
11 13 (2.09%) Client/Server
12 12 (1.93%) Algorithms
13 11 (1.77%) Device Driver
14 9 (1.45%) 3D Graphics
14 9 (1.45%) Xbox
15 8 (1.29%) iPad
15 8 (1.29%) Blackberry
15 8 (1.29%) MPEG
16 7 (1.13%) Management Information System
17 6 (0.97%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 140 (22.54%) Linux
2 117 (18.84%) Windows
3 55 (8.86%) Android
4 53 (8.53%) UNIX
5 43 (6.92%) Apple iOS
6 20 (3.22%) Windows Mobile
7 15 (2.42%) Windows Phone
8 9 (1.45%) Windows CE
9 8 (1.29%) Nucleus RTOS
9 8 (1.29%) Windows 7
9 8 (1.29%) Windows Phone 7
9 8 (1.29%) Windows 8
10 7 (1.13%) Oracle Linux
10 7 (1.13%) Windows XP
11 6 (0.97%) Mac OS X
11 6 (0.97%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.81%) Embedded Linux
12 5 (0.81%) CentOS
13 2 (0.32%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.32%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 302 (48.63%) Agile Software Development
2 170 (27.38%) TDD
3 168 (27.05%) MVC
4 155 (24.96%) Scrum
5 149 (23.99%) OO
6 81 (13.04%) SDLC
7 75 (12.08%) Unit Testing
8 71 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
9 62 (9.98%) E-Commerce
10 59 (9.50%) MVVM
11 53 (8.53%) OOP
12 50 (8.05%) Web Development
12 50 (8.05%) BDD
12 50 (8.05%) Multithreading
13 49 (7.89%) Mentoring
13 49 (7.89%) UML
14 45 (7.25%) Project Management
15 42 (6.76%) OOD
16 32 (5.15%) Mobile Development
17 29 (4.67%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 303 (48.79%) C#
2 254 (40.90%) SQL
3 248 (39.94%) Java
4 226 (36.39%) JavaScript
5 173 (27.86%) C++
6 97 (15.62%) C
7 57 (9.18%) PHP
8 46 (7.41%) T-SQL
9 40 (6.44%) Python
10 22 (3.54%) Scala
11 21 (3.38%) Ruby
11 21 (3.38%) VB.NET
12 20 (3.22%) PL/SQL
13 12 (1.93%) R
14 11 (1.77%) Perl
15 10 (1.61%) VB
16 9 (1.45%) Embedded C
16 9 (1.45%) Objective-C
17 7 (1.13%) Embedded C++
18 6 (0.97%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 239 (38.49%) Degree
2 15 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (1.45%) MCSD
4 7 (1.13%) MCPD
4 7 (1.13%) Security Cleared
5 4 (0.64%) Chartered Engineer
5 4 (0.64%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.64%) HNC
5 4 (0.64%) HND
5 4 (0.64%) ISEB
6 3 (0.48%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.48%) Oracle Certification
6 3 (0.48%) Sun Certification
7 2 (0.32%) PMP
7 2 (0.32%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.32%) OCPJWCD
7 2 (0.32%) OCPJP
7 2 (0.32%) OCMJD
7 2 (0.32%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (6.44%) QA
2 5 (0.81%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.64%) TickIT
3 4 (0.64%) ISO 9000
3 4 (0.64%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.16%) GAMP
System Software
1 9 (1.45%) Docker
2 4 (0.64%) Firmware
3 2 (0.32%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (1.77%) Puppet
2 7 (1.13%) Vagrant
3 5 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.32%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.16%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 81 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 51 (8.21%) Oracle
3 15 (2.42%) Symbian
4 7 (1.13%) Apple
5 5 (0.81%) Zend
6 4 (0.64%) DevExpress
7 3 (0.48%) Facebook
7 3 (0.48%) Twitter
7 3 (0.48%) Perforce
7 3 (0.48%) Cisco
7 3 (0.48%) SAP
8 2 (0.32%) Sony
8 2 (0.32%) Sun
8 2 (0.32%) VMware
8 2 (0.32%) Capita
8 2 (0.32%) Wonderware
8 2 (0.32%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.16%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.16%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.16%) Xamarin
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