Period
to 15 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 69 44
Rank change year-on-year +19 -25 +44
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 71 37 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 5.06% 3.25% 5.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.27% 3.37% 5.50%
Number of salaries quoted 49 33 65
North East median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £34,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +15.11% +15.83%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £50,500 £52,000 £48,562
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,960 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.25% +6.58% -

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 1,347 1,099 1,399
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.08% 96.66% 94.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1,076 939 1,227
North East median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -2.60% +2.67%
10th Percentile £22,000 £22,500 £23,825
90th Percentile £63,125 £58,750 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 October 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 October 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 +13 57 £45,000 +12.50% 31
Durham +9 14 £43,750 +25.00% 8
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 70 (98.59%) Software Engineering
2 44 (61.97%) C#
3 35 (49.30%) JavaScript
4 26 (36.62%) HTML
4 26 (36.62%) Python
5 21 (29.58%) Microsoft
5 21 (29.58%) Node.js
6 20 (28.17%) HTML5
6 20 (28.17%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (26.76%) Linux
7 19 (26.76%) Mentoring
8 18 (25.35%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 18 (25.35%) Amazon AWS
9 17 (23.94%) Java
9 17 (23.94%) .NET
10 16 (22.54%) C++
10 16 (22.54%) SQL
11 15 (21.13%) C
11 15 (21.13%) MongoDB
12 13 (18.31%) React
12 13 (18.31%) Problem-Solving
12 13 (18.31%) Automotive
12 13 (18.31%) MVC
12 13 (18.31%) Microsoft Azure
13 12 (16.90%) Test Automation
13 12 (16.90%) OO
14 11 (15.49%) Scrum
14 11 (15.49%) AngularJS
15 10 (14.08%) NoSQL
15 10 (14.08%) ASP.NET

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 (2.82%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.41%) CMS
2 1 (1.41%) Confluence
2 1 (1.41%) Drupal
2 1 (1.41%) NServiceBus
2 1 (1.41%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 18 (25.35%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (18.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (11.27%) SaaS
4 4 (5.63%) GitHub
4 4 (5.63%) PaaS
5 2 (2.82%) Office 365
6 1 (1.41%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.41%) Heroku
6 1 (1.41%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.23%) SSL
2 2 (2.82%) Ethernet
2 2 (2.82%) HTTP
3 1 (1.41%) Bluetooth
3 1 (1.41%) Intranet
3 1 (1.41%) RS-232
3 1 (1.41%) RS-485
3 1 (1.41%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (21.13%) MongoDB
2 10 (14.08%) NoSQL
3 5 (7.04%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 3 (4.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (12.68%) Selenium
2 8 (11.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (9.86%) TeamCity
3 7 (9.86%) Visual Studio
4 6 (8.45%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.82%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.41%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.41%) JIRA
6 1 (1.41%) Moq
6 1 (1.41%) NSubstitute
6 1 (1.41%) NUnit
6 1 (1.41%) Qt Creator
6 1 (1.41%) ReSharper
6 1 (1.41%) Subversion
6 1 (1.41%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 13 (18.31%) Automotive
2 2 (2.82%) Advertising
2 2 (2.82%) Electronics
2 2 (2.82%) Finance
2 2 (2.82%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.41%) Military
3 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (36.62%) HTML
2 21 (29.58%) Node.js
3 20 (28.17%) HTML5
4 18 (25.35%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 17 (23.94%) .NET
6 13 (18.31%) React
7 11 (15.49%) AngularJS
8 10 (14.08%) ASP.NET
8 10 (14.08%) CSS
9 8 (11.27%) .NET Framework
10 6 (8.45%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (7.04%) .NET Core
11 5 (7.04%) REST
11 5 (7.04%) RESTful
12 4 (5.63%) Angular 2
12 4 (5.63%) Entity Framework
12 4 (5.63%) jQuery
12 4 (5.63%) LINQ
12 4 (5.63%) OpenGL
12 4 (5.63%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.04%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.63%) CUDA
3 2 (2.82%) Life Science
3 2 (2.82%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.41%) Arduino
4 1 (1.41%) CAN bus
4 1 (1.41%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.41%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.41%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.41%) Robotics
4 1 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.41%) Symmetrix
4 1 (1.41%) User Experience
4 1 (1.41%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 19 (26.76%) Linux
2 8 (11.27%) Windows
3 2 (2.82%) FreeRTOS
4 1 (1.41%) Android
4 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.41%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.41%) Unix
4 1 (1.41%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (98.59%) Software Engineering
2 20 (28.17%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (26.76%) Mentoring
4 13 (18.31%) MVC
4 13 (18.31%) Problem-Solving
5 12 (16.90%) OO
5 12 (16.90%) Test Automation
6 11 (15.49%) Scrum
7 8 (11.27%) OOP
8 6 (8.45%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (8.45%) Web Development
9 5 (7.04%) MVVM
9 5 (7.04%) SDLC
10 4 (5.63%) Computer Vision
10 4 (5.63%) High Availability
10 4 (5.63%) Innovative Thinking
10 4 (5.63%) Machine Learning
10 4 (5.63%) Microservices
10 4 (5.63%) OWASP
10 4 (5.63%) Parallel Programming
Programming Languages
1 44 (61.97%) C#
2 35 (49.30%) JavaScript
3 26 (36.62%) Python
4 17 (23.94%) Java
5 16 (22.54%) C++
5 16 (22.54%) SQL
6 15 (21.13%) C
7 5 (7.04%) MATLAB
8 4 (5.63%) Embedded C
8 4 (5.63%) Embedded C++
8 4 (5.63%) R
9 3 (4.23%) PHP
10 1 (1.41%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.41%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.41%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.41%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.41%) VB
10 1 (1.41%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.41%) VB6
Qualifications
1 10 (14.08%) Degree
2 3 (4.23%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.41%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (1.41%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.41%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.45%) QA
2 5 (7.04%) GDPR
3 1 (1.41%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 6 (8.45%) Firmware
2 2 (2.82%) Docker
Vendors
1 21 (29.58%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.04%) NVIDIA
3 3 (4.23%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.41%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.41%) Atmel
4 1 (1.41%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.41%) Zend