Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Durham during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineer
North East > Durham
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 21 62
Rank change year-on-year -27 +41 -
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 11 24 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Durham 3.21% 9.02% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.37% 9.38% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 9 24 1
Durham median annual salary £37,500 £31,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.05% -25.88% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £26,625 £38,750
90th Percentile £56,000 £34,625 £46,250
North East median annual salary £40,000 £33,250 £29,500
% change year-on-year +20.30% +12.71% -1.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Durham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Durham
Permanent vacancies in Durham with a recognized job title 326 256 408
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.04% 96.24% 97.84%
Number of salaries quoted 275 236 351
Durham median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £22,000 £24,125 £27,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
North East median annual salary £38,959 £38,625 £38,000
% change year-on-year +0.86% +1.64% +7.04%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Durham

Job postings that featured Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Durham.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Durham

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Durham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Durham.

Salary trend for Software Engineer in Durham

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Durham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Durham over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in Durham

Software Engineer
Job Locations in Durham

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the Durham region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Darlington - 2 £54,000 -
Stockton-on-Tees -3 1 £42,500 +21.43%
Software Engineer
North East

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Durham

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Durham region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 11 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 8 (72.73%) C++
3 7 (63.64%) Algorithms
4 4 (36.36%) RS-232
4 4 (36.36%) RS-485
4 4 (36.36%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (36.36%) Wireless
4 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (36.36%) C
4 4 (36.36%) C#
4 4 (36.36%) .NET
4 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
4 4 (36.36%) ISO 9001
4 4 (36.36%) Embedded C
4 4 (36.36%) Embedded C++
4 4 (36.36%) Firmware
5 3 (27.27%) Web Services
5 3 (27.27%) Java
5 3 (27.27%) Windows
5 3 (27.27%) Linux
5 3 (27.27%) Java EE
5 3 (27.27%) Mathematics
5 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (27.27%) Scrum
5 3 (27.27%) AngularJS
5 3 (27.27%) Mentoring
5 3 (27.27%) Coaching
6 2 (18.18%) SDLC
6 2 (18.18%) Degree
6 2 (18.18%) Jenkins

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Durham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) RS-232
1 4 (36.36%) RS-485
1 4 (36.36%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
1 2 (18.18%) Selenium
General
1 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) .NET
2 3 (27.27%) AngularJS
2 3 (27.27%) Java EE
2 3 (27.27%) Web Services
3 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
3 2 (18.18%) Symfony
3 2 (18.18%) WebSockets
4 1 (9.09%) ADO.NET
4 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
4 1 (9.09%) Entity Framework
4 1 (9.09%) JavaFX
4 1 (9.09%) jQuery
4 1 (9.09%) MFC
4 1 (9.09%) OpenGL
4 1 (9.09%) SOAP
4 1 (9.09%) Spring
4 1 (9.09%) Swing
4 1 (9.09%) XML
4 1 (9.09%) XSD
4 1 (9.09%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (63.64%) Algorithms
2 4 (36.36%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Linux
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) Coaching
3 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (27.27%) Mathematics
3 3 (27.27%) Mentoring
3 3 (27.27%) Scrum
4 2 (18.18%) SDLC
4 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
4 2 (18.18%) UML
4 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
5 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
5 1 (9.09%) MVC
5 1 (9.09%) OO
5 1 (9.09%) OOP
5 1 (9.09%) Project Management
5 1 (9.09%) SOA
5 1 (9.09%) TDD
5 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) C++
2 4 (36.36%) C
2 4 (36.36%) C#
2 4 (36.36%) Embedded C
2 4 (36.36%) Embedded C++
2 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
3 3 (27.27%) Java
4 2 (18.18%) MATLAB
4 2 (18.18%) PHP
5 1 (9.09%) Pascal
5 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
5 1 (9.09%) XPath
5 1 (9.09%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) PhD
2 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Firmware
2 2 (18.18%) Docker
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
1 2 (18.18%) Zend