Period
to 12 November 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £36,660 in advertised job vacancies in Lancashire during the 6 months to 12 November 2019.

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

Software Engineer
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 36 56 78
Rank change year-on-year +20 +22 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 46 18 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 5.89% 2.38% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.25% 2.47% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 28 18 5
Lancashire median annual salary £36,660 £35,000 £26,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.74% +34.62% -25.71%
10th Percentile £32,660 £32,500 £20,450
90th Percentile £62,203 £46,625 £41,250
North West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +8.43%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire. 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
Lancashire
Permanent vacancies in Lancashire with a recognized job title 736 730 856
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.24% 96.43% 96.29%
Number of salaries quoted 591 583 683
Lancashire median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £22,850 £21,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £58,750 £50,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Lancashire

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

Salary trend for Software Engineer in Lancashire

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Lancashire over the 6 months to 12 November 2019.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in Lancashire

Software Engineer
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 12 November 2019. 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
Preston +19 28 £32,660 -27.42% 2
Blackpool +4 11 £54,559 +12.46% 1
Chorley -1 1 £30,000 -14.29% 1
Software Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 12 November 2019, Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Lancashire region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 46 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 32 (69.57%) Aerospace
3 31 (67.39%) Military
4 29 (63.04%) C++
5 25 (54.35%) Java
6 24 (52.17%) C
6 24 (52.17%) Degree
7 22 (47.83%) Ada
8 21 (45.65%) SDLC
8 21 (45.65%) Actionable Insight
9 18 (39.13%) SQL
10 17 (36.96%) Assembly Language
10 17 (36.96%) MathWorks
10 17 (36.96%) SysML
11 14 (30.43%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (28.26%) Avionics
12 13 (28.26%) Git (software)
12 13 (28.26%) UML
13 12 (26.09%) Mentoring
14 11 (23.91%) Coaching
14 11 (23.91%) Visual Studio
14 11 (23.91%) Linux
15 10 (21.74%) Spring
15 10 (21.74%) Spring Boot
15 10 (21.74%) Digital Transformation Programme
16 9 (19.57%) TDD
16 9 (19.57%) Continuous Improvement
16 9 (19.57%) Process Improvement
16 9 (19.57%) Unix
16 9 (19.57%) OO

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.17%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (10.87%) Simulink
2 2 (4.35%) FileZilla
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 8 (17.39%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.35%) PuTTY
2 1 (2.17%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.04%) MongoDB
1 6 (13.04%) NoSQL
1 6 (13.04%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (6.52%) MySQL
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.35%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.17%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (28.26%) Git (software)
2 11 (23.91%) Visual Studio
3 8 (17.39%) GitLab
3 8 (17.39%) NetBeans
4 7 (15.22%) JIRA
5 6 (13.04%) Eclipse
5 6 (13.04%) JDeveloper
6 5 (10.87%) Rational Statemate
7 3 (6.52%) Bugzilla
8 1 (2.17%) Ant
8 1 (2.17%) ClearCase
8 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
8 1 (2.17%) Rational Robot
8 1 (2.17%) Subversion
8 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 32 (69.57%) Aerospace
2 31 (67.39%) Military
3 13 (28.26%) Avionics
4 8 (17.39%) Banking
4 8 (17.39%) Finance
5 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (21.74%) Spring
1 10 (21.74%) Spring Boot
2 8 (17.39%) Apache Flex
2 8 (17.39%) Node.js
2 8 (17.39%) React
2 8 (17.39%) RESTful
2 8 (17.39%) Swagger
3 7 (15.22%) Java EE
4 3 (6.52%) .NET
5 2 (4.35%) Apache Camel
5 2 (4.35%) Middleware
5 2 (4.35%) SOAP
5 2 (4.35%) Spring Batch
5 2 (4.35%) Spring Security
5 2 (4.35%) XML
6 1 (2.17%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.17%) jQuery
6 1 (2.17%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 1 (2.17%) Unity DI Container
6 1 (2.17%) Universal Windows Platform
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.22%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.17%) HoloLens
2 1 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 11 (23.91%) Linux
2 9 (19.57%) Unix
3 3 (6.52%) Windows
4 2 (4.35%) AIX
4 2 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 21 (45.65%) Actionable Insight
2 21 (45.65%) SDLC
3 17 (36.96%) SysML
4 14 (30.43%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (28.26%) UML
6 12 (26.09%) Mentoring
7 11 (23.91%) Coaching
8 10 (21.74%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 9 (19.57%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (19.57%) OO
9 9 (19.57%) PLM
9 9 (19.57%) Process Improvement
9 9 (19.57%) TDD
10 8 (17.39%) Microservices
11 7 (15.22%) Problem-Solving
12 6 (13.04%) Configuration Management
12 6 (13.04%) DNA
12 6 (13.04%) Issue Tracking
12 6 (13.04%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (63.04%) C++
2 25 (54.35%) Java
3 24 (52.17%) C
4 22 (47.83%) Ada
5 18 (39.13%) SQL
6 17 (36.96%) Assembly Language
7 9 (19.57%) C#
7 9 (19.57%) JavaScript
8 6 (13.04%) Fortran
8 6 (13.04%) PL/SQL
9 4 (8.70%) Python
10 1 (2.17%) VB
10 1 (2.17%) VB6
Qualifications
1 24 (52.17%) Degree
2 5 (10.87%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.87%) Def Stans
2 1 (2.17%) MIL-STD-498
Vendors
1 17 (36.96%) MathWorks
2 5 (10.87%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.87%) PTC
3 4 (8.70%) Oracle
4 2 (4.35%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.35%) VMware
5 1 (2.17%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.17%) Curam
5 1 (2.17%) IBM
5 1 (2.17%) Pega
5 1 (2.17%) Salesforce.com