Period
to 4 August 2020

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 6 months to 4 August 2020.

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
4 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 26 41 69
Rank change year-on-year +15 +28 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 56 70 60
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North East 7.20% 5.61% 3.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.37% 5.77% 3.76%
Number of salaries quoted 53 34 47
Median annual salary £42,500 £41,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.03% -8.33% +12.50%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £35,750
90th Percentile £53,750 £57,425 £54,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +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 760 1,214 1,597
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.69% 97.28% 97.80%
Number of salaries quoted 630 912 1,295
Median annual salary £40,750 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.88% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £24,725 £23,924 £21,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +5.26%

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 4 August 2020.

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 4 August 2020. 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 +26 55 £43,750 -2.78% 9
Durham -6 1 £35,000 - 1
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 2020, 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 51 (91.07%) Software Engineering
2 27 (48.21%) JavaScript
3 26 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (35.71%) TDD
5 19 (33.93%) OO
5 19 (33.93%) Mobile App
6 17 (30.36%) C#
7 16 (28.57%) Java
7 16 (28.57%) Python
8 14 (25.00%) SaaS
9 13 (23.21%) Redis
9 13 (23.21%) Test Automation
9 13 (23.21%) PHP
9 13 (23.21%) MySQL
9 13 (23.21%) Degree
10 12 (21.43%) Git (software)
11 11 (19.64%) QA
11 11 (19.64%) Lua
11 11 (19.64%) Symfony
11 11 (19.64%) Marketing
11 11 (19.64%) PostgreSQL
11 11 (19.64%) Redux
12 10 (17.86%) SQL
12 10 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (17.86%) NoSQL
13 9 (16.07%) Scrum
14 8 (14.29%) Subversion
14 8 (14.29%) Apple iOS
14 8 (14.29%) Android Development
14 8 (14.29%) iOS Development

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 2 (3.57%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (25.00%) SaaS
2 5 (8.93%) AWS
3 3 (5.36%) Azure
4 2 (3.57%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (3.57%) npm
4 2 (3.57%) PaaS
5 1 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.79%) Power Platform
5 1 (1.79%) PowerApps
5 1 (1.79%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (23.21%) MySQL
1 13 (23.21%) Redis
2 11 (19.64%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (17.86%) NoSQL
4 4 (7.14%) MongoDB
5 2 (3.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (3.57%) InterSystems Cache
5 2 (3.57%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.79%) Power BI
6 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (21.43%) Git (software)
2 8 (14.29%) Mercurial
2 8 (14.29%) Subversion
3 6 (10.71%) PHPUnit
4 5 (8.93%) Jenkins
4 5 (8.93%) JIRA
4 5 (8.93%) Maven
4 5 (8.93%) Selenium
4 5 (8.93%) SoapUI
4 5 (8.93%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (19.64%) Marketing
2 7 (12.50%) Automotive
3 1 (1.79%) Finance
3 1 (1.79%) Games
3 1 (1.79%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (19.64%) Redux
1 11 (19.64%) Symfony
2 8 (14.29%) React Native
2 8 (14.29%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 7 (12.50%) REST
4 6 (10.71%) HTML
4 6 (10.71%) HTML5
4 6 (10.71%) Laravel
4 6 (10.71%) Node.js
5 4 (7.14%) .NET
5 4 (7.14%) CSS
5 4 (7.14%) CSS3
6 3 (5.36%) React
7 2 (3.57%) Hibernate
7 2 (3.57%) JPA
7 2 (3.57%) JTA
7 2 (3.57%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (3.57%) Servlets
7 2 (3.57%) Spring
8 1 (1.79%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 19 (33.93%) Mobile App
2 8 (14.29%) Algorithms
2 8 (14.29%) Data Structures
3 5 (8.93%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.29%) Android
1 8 (14.29%) Apple iOS
2 5 (8.93%) Linux
3 2 (3.57%) CentOS
3 2 (3.57%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (91.07%) Software Engineering
2 26 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (35.71%) TDD
4 19 (33.93%) OO
5 13 (23.21%) Test Automation
6 10 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (16.07%) Scrum
8 8 (14.29%) Android Development
8 8 (14.29%) Decision-Making
8 8 (14.29%) iOS Development
8 8 (14.29%) Mathematics
8 8 (14.29%) SOLID
8 8 (14.29%) Visualisation
9 7 (12.50%) 3D Visualisation
9 7 (12.50%) Line Management
10 5 (8.93%) API Testing
10 5 (8.93%) BDD
10 5 (8.93%) Configuration Management
10 5 (8.93%) SDET
10 5 (8.93%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 27 (48.21%) JavaScript
2 17 (30.36%) C#
3 16 (28.57%) Java
3 16 (28.57%) Python
4 13 (23.21%) PHP
5 11 (19.64%) Lua
6 10 (17.86%) SQL
7 5 (8.93%) C++
8 1 (1.79%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.79%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (23.21%) Degree
2 2 (3.57%) AWS Certification
2 2 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (19.64%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) Ansible
1 1 (1.79%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (5.36%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.57%) Red Hat