The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in Merseyside during the 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 56 57
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 3 3 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.56% 0.63% 1.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.65% 1.25%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 8
Median salary £32,500 £38,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.58% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £36,750 £30,650
10% offered a salary of more than £33,750 £40,250 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Merseyside
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 489 465 481
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 91.40% 97.69% 96.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1455 1509 1460
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.91%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

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 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +6 3 £32,500 -15.58%
Software Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 9 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (55.56%) C++
2 5 (55.56%) OO
3 4 (44.44%) .NET
3 4 (44.44%) Degree
4 3 (33.33%) OOP
4 3 (33.33%) Image Processing
4 3 (33.33%) HTML5
4 3 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (33.33%) CSS
4 3 (33.33%) HTML
4 3 (33.33%) C
4 3 (33.33%) C#
4 3 (33.33%) SQL
4 3 (33.33%) Manufacturing
4 3 (33.33%) Validation
4 3 (33.33%) Life Science
5 2 (22.22%) QA
5 2 (22.22%) Release Management
5 2 (22.22%) jQuery
5 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (22.22%) Kanban
5 2 (22.22%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (22.22%) Scrum
5 2 (22.22%) TDD
5 2 (22.22%) Pair Programming
5 2 (22.22%) Subversion
5 2 (22.22%) Ruby

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (22.22%) nginx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
1 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
1 2 (22.22%) RSpec
1 2 (22.22%) Subversion
General
1 3 (33.33%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) .NET
2 3 (33.33%) CSS
2 3 (33.33%) HTML
2 3 (33.33%) HTML5
3 2 (22.22%) Ajax
3 2 (22.22%) jQuery
3 2 (22.22%) Phusion Passenger
3 2 (22.22%) RESTful
3 2 (22.22%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (22.22%) SOAP
3 2 (22.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Life Science
2 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (22.22%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (22.22%) N-Tier
2 2 (22.22%) User Experience
3 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
1 2 (22.22%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (55.56%) OO
3 3 (33.33%) Image Processing
3 3 (33.33%) OOP
3 3 (33.33%) Validation
4 2 (22.22%) BDD
4 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (22.22%) DevOps
4 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
4 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Machine Learning
4 2 (22.22%) MVC
4 2 (22.22%) Open Source
4 2 (22.22%) Pair Programming
4 2 (22.22%) Release Management
4 2 (22.22%) Scrum
4 2 (22.22%) SDLC
4 2 (22.22%) TDD
4 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (22.22%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) C++
2 3 (33.33%) C
2 3 (33.33%) C#
2 3 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) Java
3 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 2 (22.22%) Ruby
3 2 (22.22%) Smalltalk
3 2 (22.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft