Period
to 17 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £38,750 in advertised job vacancies in Merseyside during the 6 months to 17 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 West > Merseyside
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 98 82
Rank change year-on-year +23 -16 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 12 6 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 1.21% 0.46% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.30% 0.49% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 12 6 14
Merseyside median annual salary £38,750 £38,750 £85,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -54.41% +126.67%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,500 £51,000
90th Percentile £46,250 £42,500 £87,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year +8.43% +6.41% +4.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside. 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
Merseyside
Permanent vacancies in Merseyside with a recognized job title 924 1226 918
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.43% 94.38% 97.66%
Number of salaries quoted 705 884 697
Merseyside median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £23,300
90th Percentile £63,250 £57,500 £60,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Merseyside

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Salary trend for Software Engineer in Merseyside

Software Engineer
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the Merseyside region over the 6 months to 17 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
Liverpool +28 8 £32,500 -18.75%
Software Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 17 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 Merseyside region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 12 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 10 (83.33%) Degree
3 9 (75.00%) Manufacturing
4 7 (58.33%) C++
5 6 (50.00%) C
6 5 (41.67%) Validation
6 5 (41.67%) OOP
6 5 (41.67%) OO
6 5 (41.67%) Life Science
6 5 (41.67%) Image Processing
6 5 (41.67%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (33.33%) Rockwell
7 4 (33.33%) Automotive
7 4 (33.33%) Modbus
7 4 (33.33%) Profibus
7 4 (33.33%) Allen-Bradley
7 4 (33.33%) SCADA
7 4 (33.33%) HNC
7 4 (33.33%) Ethernet
8 2 (16.67%) C#
9 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (8.33%) Subversion
9 1 (8.33%) Games
9 1 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (8.33%) Bluetooth
9 1 (8.33%) HND
9 1 (8.33%) Linux
9 1 (8.33%) Embedded C
9 1 (8.33%) Embedded C++
9 1 (8.33%) Wireless

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

Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) Ethernet
1 4 (33.33%) Modbus
1 4 (33.33%) Profibus
2 1 (8.33%) Bluetooth
2 1 (8.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
1 1 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (8.33%) Subversion
1 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (75.00%) Manufacturing
2 4 (33.33%) Automotive
3 1 (8.33%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (8.33%) jQuery
1 1 (8.33%) KnockoutJS
1 1 (8.33%) STL
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Embedded Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Life Science
2 4 (33.33%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (41.67%) Image Processing
2 5 (41.67%) OO
2 5 (41.67%) OOP
2 5 (41.67%) Validation
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (8.33%) Embedded Software Development
3 1 (8.33%) MVC
3 1 (8.33%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) C++
2 6 (50.00%) C
3 2 (16.67%) C#
4 1 (8.33%) Embedded C
4 1 (8.33%) Embedded C++
4 1 (8.33%) Java
4 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (8.33%) Perl
4 1 (8.33%) PHP
4 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (83.33%) Degree
2 4 (33.33%) HNC
3 1 (8.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Allen-Bradley
1 4 (33.33%) Rockwell