Period
to 15 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 6 months to 15 December 2018.

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

Software Engineer
England > North East
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 93 46
Rank change year-on-year +51 -47 +50
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 83 24 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 5.99% 1.58% 5.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.40% 1.63% 5.30%
Number of salaries quoted 59 21 65
North East median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +23.08% +10.17%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £56,000 £50,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North East. 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
North East
Permanent vacancies in the North East with a recognized job title 1,296 1,475 1,378
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.57% 97.10% 95.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1,025 1,274 1,162
North East median annual salary £40,000 £39,569 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.09% +5.52% -
10th Percentile £23,000 £22,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.06%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in the North East

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in the North East

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

Salary trend for Software Engineer in the North East

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in the North East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in the North East over the 6 months to 15 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in the North East

Software Engineer
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the North East region over the 6 months to 15 December 2018. 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
Tyne and Wear +43 66 £45,500 +13.75% 12
Durham +28 17 £40,000 -5.88% 3
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, 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 North East region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 83 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 44 (53.01%) C#
3 36 (43.37%) JavaScript
4 31 (37.35%) Node.js
5 29 (34.94%) HTML
5 29 (34.94%) Java
6 27 (32.53%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (31.33%) Linux
8 25 (30.12%) Python
9 24 (28.92%) Microsoft Azure
9 24 (28.92%) Amazon AWS
10 22 (26.51%) Test Automation
11 21 (25.30%) Mentoring
12 20 (24.10%) C++
12 20 (24.10%) .NET
13 19 (22.89%) MVC
14 18 (21.69%) SQL
14 18 (21.69%) Windows
14 18 (21.69%) NoSQL
14 18 (21.69%) Unity (Game Engine)
15 17 (20.48%) MongoDB
15 17 (20.48%) Microsoft
15 17 (20.48%) CSS
16 16 (19.28%) OO
16 16 (19.28%) RESTful
16 16 (19.28%) AngularJS
17 15 (18.07%) C
18 14 (16.87%) Automotive
18 14 (16.87%) HTML5
18 14 (16.87%) Problem-Solving

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 4 (4.82%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.41%) CMS
3 1 (1.20%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.20%) IIS
3 1 (1.20%) NServiceBus
3 1 (1.20%) Sitefinity
3 1 (1.20%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 24 (28.92%) Amazon AWS
1 24 (28.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (6.02%) SaaS
3 4 (4.82%) Office 365
3 4 (4.82%) PaaS
4 3 (3.61%) GitHub
5 1 (1.20%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.20%) SMS
1 1 (1.20%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (21.69%) NoSQL
2 17 (20.48%) MongoDB
3 5 (6.02%) MySQL
4 3 (3.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.20%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.20%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (14.46%) Visual Studio
2 9 (10.84%) Selenium
3 4 (4.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (4.82%) TeamCity
3 4 (4.82%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (3.61%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.61%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.20%) gulp
General
1 14 (16.87%) Automotive
2 5 (6.02%) Finance
3 2 (2.41%) Electronics
4 1 (1.20%) Advertising
4 1 (1.20%) Retail
4 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (37.35%) Node.js
2 29 (34.94%) HTML
3 20 (24.10%) .NET
4 18 (21.69%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 17 (20.48%) CSS
6 16 (19.28%) AngularJS
6 16 (19.28%) RESTful
7 14 (16.87%) HTML5
8 10 (12.05%) React
9 8 (9.64%) ASP.NET
10 6 (7.23%) .NET Framework
11 5 (6.02%) ASP.NET Web API
11 5 (6.02%) REST
12 4 (4.82%) OAuth
13 3 (3.61%) ASP.NET MVC
13 3 (3.61%) jQuery
13 3 (3.61%) JSON
13 3 (3.61%) OpenGL
13 3 (3.61%) Web Services
14 2 (2.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.02%) N-Tier
2 3 (3.61%) CUDA
3 2 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.20%) Cloud Native
4 1 (1.20%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.20%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 26 (31.33%) Linux
2 18 (21.69%) Windows
3 2 (2.41%) FreeRTOS
3 2 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.20%) Android
4 1 (1.20%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.20%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 27 (32.53%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (26.51%) Test Automation
4 21 (25.30%) Mentoring
5 19 (22.89%) MVC
6 16 (19.28%) OO
7 14 (16.87%) Problem-Solving
8 12 (14.46%) OWASP
9 9 (10.84%) OOP
10 8 (9.64%) Computer Science
10 8 (9.64%) Technical Leadership
11 6 (7.23%) Scrum
11 6 (7.23%) TDD
12 5 (6.02%) Dependency Injection
12 5 (6.02%) High Availability
12 5 (6.02%) MVVM
13 4 (4.82%) Coaching
13 4 (4.82%) DevOps
13 4 (4.82%) Machine Learning
13 4 (4.82%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 44 (53.01%) C#
2 36 (43.37%) JavaScript
3 29 (34.94%) Java
4 25 (30.12%) Python
5 20 (24.10%) C++
6 18 (21.69%) SQL
7 15 (18.07%) C
8 4 (4.82%) MATLAB
9 3 (3.61%) Embedded C
9 3 (3.61%) Embedded C++
9 3 (3.61%) R
10 2 (2.41%) PHP
11 1 (1.20%) Kotlin
11 1 (1.20%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.20%) TypeScript
11 1 (1.20%) VB
11 1 (1.20%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.20%) VB6
Qualifications
1 12 (14.46%) Degree
2 1 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.25%) QA
2 4 (4.82%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (4.82%) Firmware
2 2 (2.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.20%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (20.48%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.02%) NVIDIA
3 1 (1.20%) Zend