Period
to 5 December 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 6 months to 5 December 2019.

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
5 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 28 44 93
Rank change year-on-year +16 +49 -42
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 84 81 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 7.13% 5.67% 1.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.34% 6.04% 2.01%
Number of salaries quoted 36 53 24
North East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% +23.08%
10th Percentile £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £58,381 £54,750 £53,450
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +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 1,144 1,341 1,394
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.11% 93.84% 97.08%
Number of salaries quoted 884 1,063 1,199
North East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £22,750 £23,500 £22,700
90th Percentile £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 5 December 2019.

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 5 December 2019. 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 +21 70 £50,000 +11.11% 17
Durham -4 12 £33,000 -17.50% 7
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 December 2019, 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 81 (96.43%) Software Engineering
2 51 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (47.62%) AWS
4 38 (45.24%) Sage
4 38 (45.24%) JavaScript
5 36 (42.86%) Problem-Solving
6 35 (41.67%) Azure
7 33 (39.29%) C#
8 32 (38.10%) .NET
8 32 (38.10%) TDD
9 31 (36.90%) SQL
10 26 (30.95%) Microservices
11 23 (27.38%) Java
12 22 (26.19%) Git (software)
13 20 (23.81%) Enterprise Software
13 20 (23.81%) Product Roadmap
14 19 (22.62%) .NET Framework
14 19 (22.62%) MongoDB
15 17 (20.24%) Scrum
16 16 (19.05%) Node.js
17 15 (17.86%) Degree
17 15 (17.86%) Computer Science
17 15 (17.86%) Windows
17 15 (17.86%) .NET Core
18 14 (16.67%) Redux
18 14 (16.67%) JIRA
19 13 (15.48%) Test Automation
19 13 (15.48%) Jenkins
19 13 (15.48%) Confluence
20 12 (14.29%) Microsoft

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 13 (15.48%) Confluence
2 8 (9.52%) NServiceBus
3 1 (1.19%) IIS
3 1 (1.19%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (1.19%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 40 (47.62%) AWS
2 35 (41.67%) Azure
3 10 (11.90%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (11.90%) Amazon S3
3 10 (11.90%) Amazon SQS
3 10 (11.90%) AWS Lambda
3 10 (11.90%) Sage Pay
3 10 (11.90%) Serverless
4 4 (4.76%) SaaS
5 1 (1.19%) GCP
5 1 (1.19%) Power Platform
5 1 (1.19%) PowerApps
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (22.62%) MongoDB
2 12 (14.29%) MySQL
2 12 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (10.71%) NoSQL
4 4 (4.76%) Redis
5 1 (1.19%) Big Data
5 1 (1.19%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.19%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.19%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (26.19%) Git (software)
2 14 (16.67%) JIRA
3 13 (15.48%) Jenkins
4 10 (11.90%) IntelliJ
5 3 (3.57%) Appium
5 3 (3.57%) Artifactory
5 3 (3.57%) Bitbucket
5 3 (3.57%) JMeter
5 3 (3.57%) JUnit
5 3 (3.57%) Maven
5 3 (3.57%) Selenium
5 3 (3.57%) TestNG
6 1 (1.19%) GitLab
6 1 (1.19%) NUnit
6 1 (1.19%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (4.76%) Marketing
2 3 (3.57%) Public Sector
3 1 (1.19%) Games
3 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (38.10%) .NET
2 19 (22.62%) .NET Framework
3 16 (19.05%) Node.js
4 15 (17.86%) .NET Core
5 14 (16.67%) Redux
6 11 (13.10%) RESTful
7 8 (9.52%) Angular 2
8 6 (7.14%) Swagger
9 5 (5.95%) XML
10 4 (4.76%) Spring
10 4 (4.76%) Symfony
11 3 (3.57%) AngularJS
11 3 (3.57%) SOAP
11 3 (3.57%) WinForms
11 3 (3.57%) WPF
12 2 (2.38%) Hibernate
12 2 (2.38%) HTML
12 2 (2.38%) MFC
12 2 (2.38%) Spring Boot
12 2 (2.38%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 20 (23.81%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (4.76%) Mobile App
2 4 (4.76%) Public Cloud
3 3 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.19%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 15 (17.86%) Windows
2 5 (5.95%) Linux
3 4 (4.76%) Windows 10
4 2 (2.38%) Mac OS X
4 2 (2.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (96.43%) Software Engineering
2 51 (60.71%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (42.86%) Problem-Solving
4 32 (38.10%) TDD
5 26 (30.95%) Microservices
6 20 (23.81%) Product Roadmap
7 17 (20.24%) Scrum
8 15 (17.86%) Computer Science
9 13 (15.48%) Test Automation
10 11 (13.10%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (11.90%) CQRS
11 10 (11.90%) Domain-Driven Design
11 10 (11.90%) E-Commerce
11 10 (11.90%) Pair Programming
11 10 (11.90%) Threat Modelling
12 8 (9.52%) Coaching
12 8 (9.52%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 8 (9.52%) Mentoring
13 6 (7.14%) Project Management
14 5 (5.95%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 38 (45.24%) JavaScript
2 33 (39.29%) C#
3 31 (36.90%) SQL
4 23 (27.38%) Java
5 8 (9.52%) C++
5 8 (9.52%) TypeScript
6 5 (5.95%) Python
7 4 (4.76%) Lua
7 4 (4.76%) PHP
8 3 (3.57%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.19%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.19%) Ruby
9 1 (1.19%) Scala
9 1 (1.19%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (17.86%) Degree
2 8 (9.52%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.19%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.57%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 38 (45.24%) Sage
2 12 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.19%) Nintex