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The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 6 months to 25 June 2022.

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
25 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 43 39 34
Rank change year-on-year -4 -5 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 85 66 63
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North East 5.19% 5.75% 6.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.52% 6.17% 6.90%
Number of salaries quoted 24 63 46
10th Percentile £35,400 £34,200 £32,500
25th Percentile £43,688 £45,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +17.65% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £55,000 £51,875
90th Percentile £75,000 £60,500 £53,750
England median annual salary £66,786 £59,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +12.24% +8.18% +4.76%

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 1,539 1,069 913
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.90% 93.20% 97.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1,055 829 706
10th Percentile £22,500 £27,000 £23,375
25th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -
75th Percentile £58,750 £56,500 £50,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +5.77%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings that featured Software Engineer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Engineer in the North East over the 6 months to 25 June 2022.

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 25 June 2022. 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
Jobs
Tyne and Wear -18 48 £50,000 - 12
Durham +6 29 £30,000 -50.00% 5
Northumberland -6 3 £52,500 +34.62% 2
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 2022, Software Engineer job roles required the following 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 64 (75.29%) Software Engineering
2 45 (52.94%) Social Skills
3 41 (48.24%) Problem-Solving
4 39 (45.88%) .NET
5 37 (43.53%) SQL
6 34 (40.00%) C#
7 32 (37.65%) Azure
7 32 (37.65%) Analytical Skills
8 31 (36.47%) HTML
8 31 (36.47%) CSS
9 27 (31.76%) JavaScript
9 27 (31.76%) AngularJS
10 26 (30.59%) Java
10 26 (30.59%) Agile
11 25 (29.41%) React
12 24 (28.24%) AWS
12 24 (28.24%) Computer Science
13 23 (27.06%) Self-Motivation
14 22 (25.88%) Mathematics
15 21 (24.71%) Ruby
15 21 (24.71%) C++
16 20 (23.53%) Manufacturing
16 20 (23.53%) Degree
16 20 (23.53%) Node.js
17 19 (22.35%) Continuous Improvement
17 19 (22.35%) Relational Database
17 19 (22.35%) Docker
17 19 (22.35%) Manufacturing Engineering
17 19 (22.35%) Device Driver Development
17 19 (22.35%) Migration

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 12 (14.12%) Umbraco
2 2 (2.35%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 32 (37.65%) Azure
2 24 (28.24%) AWS
3 10 (11.76%) SaaS
4 2 (2.35%) GitHub
4 2 (2.35%) GitHub Actions
5 1 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.18%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 13 (15.29%) HTTP
1 13 (15.29%) SSL
2 1 (1.18%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (22.35%) RDBMS
1 19 (22.35%) Relational Database
1 19 (22.35%) SQL Server
2 14 (16.47%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.35%) MySQL
4 1 (1.18%) Redis
Development Applications
1 16 (18.82%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.71%) Jenkins
2 4 (4.71%) JIRA
3 3 (3.53%) GitLab
4 2 (2.35%) SonarQube
4 2 (2.35%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.18%) CircleCI
5 1 (1.18%) GoogleTest
5 1 (1.18%) Subversion
General
1 45 (52.94%) Social Skills
2 32 (37.65%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (23.53%) Manufacturing
4 13 (15.29%) Marketing
5 8 (9.41%) Finance
6 2 (2.35%) Electronics
6 2 (2.35%) Games
6 2 (2.35%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 2 (2.35%) Public Sector
7 1 (1.18%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.18%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (45.88%) .NET
2 31 (36.47%) CSS
2 31 (36.47%) HTML
3 27 (31.76%) AngularJS
4 25 (29.41%) React
5 20 (23.53%) Node.js
6 15 (17.65%) Ruby on Rails
7 13 (15.29%) Angular 2
7 13 (15.29%) ASP.NET
8 12 (14.12%) Sass
8 12 (14.12%) Semantic HTML
9 9 (10.59%) .NET Core
10 5 (5.88%) RESTful
10 5 (5.88%) Spring
11 4 (4.71%) .NET Framework
12 2 (2.35%) Django
12 2 (2.35%) jQuery
12 2 (2.35%) OAuth
12 2 (2.35%) OpenID
12 2 (2.35%) Sinatra
Miscellaneous
1 23 (27.06%) Self-Motivation
2 19 (22.35%) Device Driver
3 8 (9.41%) Social Media
4 4 (4.71%) Robotics
5 3 (3.53%) Algorithms
5 3 (3.53%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.35%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (2.35%) NHS
7 1 (1.18%) Blog
7 1 (1.18%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.18%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.18%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.18%) Renewable Energy
7 1 (1.18%) STB
7 1 (1.18%) User Experience
7 1 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.18%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.53%) Linux
2 1 (1.18%) Android
2 1 (1.18%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (75.29%) Software Engineering
2 41 (48.24%) Problem-Solving
3 26 (30.59%) Agile
4 24 (28.24%) Computer Science
5 22 (25.88%) Mathematics
6 19 (22.35%) Continuous Improvement
6 19 (22.35%) Device Driver Development
6 19 (22.35%) Manufacturing Engineering
6 19 (22.35%) Migration
6 19 (22.35%) Regression Testing
7 16 (18.82%) Microservices
7 16 (18.82%) Web Development
8 14 (16.47%) Machine Learning
9 13 (15.29%) Artificial Intelligence
9 13 (15.29%) MVC
10 10 (11.76%) Scrum
11 7 (8.24%) Full Stack Development
12 6 (7.06%) Application Security
12 6 (7.06%) CI/CD
12 6 (7.06%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 37 (43.53%) SQL
2 34 (40.00%) C#
3 27 (31.76%) JavaScript
4 26 (30.59%) Java
5 21 (24.71%) C++
5 21 (24.71%) Ruby
6 16 (18.82%) Go
7 11 (12.94%) Python
8 6 (7.06%) PHP
9 5 (5.88%) C
10 4 (4.71%) ES6
10 4 (4.71%) Scala
11 3 (3.53%) Kotlin
11 3 (3.53%) TypeScript
12 1 (1.18%) Bash
12 1 (1.18%) Embedded C
12 1 (1.18%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 20 (23.53%) Degree
2 2 (2.35%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.18%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.71%) QA
2 1 (1.18%) Accessibility
2 1 (1.18%) DO-178B
2 1 (1.18%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 19 (22.35%) Docker
2 2 (2.35%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (4.71%) Kubernetes
2 3 (3.53%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (9.41%) Sage
2 2 (2.35%) Google
3 1 (1.18%) Facebook
3 1 (1.18%) Foundry
3 1 (1.18%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.18%) Palantir