Period
to 17 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 6 months to 17 June 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
17 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 71 60 74
Rank change year-on-year -11 +14 -13
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 55 45 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 3.28% 3.75% 2.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.33% 3.89% 2.94%
Number of salaries quoted 40 41 26
North East median annual salary £42,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.43% - +16.67%
10th Percentile £30,725 £27,500 £22,813
90th Percentile £52,625 £50,000 £44,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 1,650 1,158 1,362
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.27% 96.42% 95.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1,360 1,045 1,198
North East median annual salary £40,000 £36,150 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.65% -3.60% -
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £53,750 £60,075
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £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 17 June 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 17 June 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 -3 45 £45,000 +12.50% 10
Durham -7 10 £27,000 -22.86% 5
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 June 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 51 (92.73%) Software Engineering
2 38 (69.09%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (63.64%) C#
4 28 (50.91%) .NET
5 25 (45.45%) SQL
6 21 (38.18%) Microsoft
7 20 (36.36%) ASP.NET
8 18 (32.73%) HTML
8 18 (32.73%) MVC
8 18 (32.73%) HTML5
9 17 (30.91%) C++
10 16 (29.09%) SDLC
11 15 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
11 15 (27.27%) C
11 15 (27.27%) Degree
12 14 (25.45%) ASP.NET MVC
13 13 (23.64%) SaaS
13 13 (23.64%) Amazon AWS
13 13 (23.64%) AngularJS
13 13 (23.64%) Xamarin
13 13 (23.64%) Angular 2
13 13 (23.64%) Git (software)
14 12 (21.82%) .NET Core
14 12 (21.82%) React
15 10 (18.18%) Computer Science
15 10 (18.18%) Unit Testing
15 10 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
15 10 (18.18%) WPF
15 10 (18.18%) Visual Studio
15 10 (18.18%) Windows

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 6 (10.91%) Confluence
2 2 (3.64%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.82%) CMS
3 1 (1.82%) Drupal
3 1 (1.82%) IIS
3 1 (1.82%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 15 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (23.64%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (23.64%) SaaS
3 4 (7.27%) Trello
4 1 (1.82%) GitHub
4 1 (1.82%) Heroku
4 1 (1.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.09%) Ethernet
2 4 (7.27%) HTTP
2 4 (7.27%) SSL
3 3 (5.45%) FlexRay
3 3 (5.45%) SMS
4 2 (3.64%) Bluetooth
5 1 (1.82%) Firewall
5 1 (1.82%) Intranet
5 1 (1.82%) RS-232
5 1 (1.82%) RS-485
5 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.82%) Wireless
5 1 (1.82%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.91%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.82%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (23.64%) Git (software)
2 10 (18.18%) Visual Studio
3 6 (10.91%) Bitbucket
3 6 (10.91%) JIRA
3 6 (10.91%) TeamCity
4 4 (7.27%) Moq
4 4 (7.27%) NSubstitute
4 4 (7.27%) NUnit
4 4 (7.27%) Qt Creator
4 4 (7.27%) ReSharper
4 4 (7.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.64%) Appium
5 2 (3.64%) Artifactory
5 2 (3.64%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.64%) JMeter
5 2 (3.64%) JUnit
5 2 (3.64%) Maven
5 2 (3.64%) Selenium
5 2 (3.64%) TestNG
6 1 (1.82%) Subversion
General
1 9 (16.36%) Advertising
2 5 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 4 (7.27%) Electronics
4 3 (5.45%) Automotive
5 1 (1.82%) Finance
5 1 (1.82%) Military
5 1 (1.82%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (50.91%) .NET
2 20 (36.36%) ASP.NET
3 18 (32.73%) HTML
3 18 (32.73%) HTML5
4 14 (25.45%) ASP.NET MVC
5 13 (23.64%) Angular 2
5 13 (23.64%) AngularJS
6 12 (21.82%) .NET Core
6 12 (21.82%) React
7 10 (18.18%) WPF
8 9 (16.36%) .NET Framework
8 9 (16.36%) LINQ
9 5 (9.09%) CSS
9 5 (9.09%) CSS3
9 5 (9.09%) Entity Framework
9 5 (9.09%) Qt
9 5 (9.09%) REST
9 5 (9.09%) WCF
10 4 (7.27%) QML
10 4 (7.27%) Reactive Extensions
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.18%) Computer Science
2 6 (10.91%) Embedded Systems
3 5 (9.09%) Life Science
3 5 (9.09%) User Experience
4 4 (7.27%) Arduino
4 4 (7.27%) CAN bus
5 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.82%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (1.82%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.82%) CUDA
6 1 (1.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (1.82%) Fintech
6 1 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.82%) Robotics
6 1 (1.82%) Symmetrix
6 1 (1.82%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.18%) Windows
2 9 (16.36%) Linux
3 1 (1.82%) Android
3 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.82%) Unix
3 1 (1.82%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (92.73%) Software Engineering
2 38 (69.09%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (32.73%) MVC
4 16 (29.09%) SDLC
5 10 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (18.18%) Unit Testing
6 9 (16.36%) MVVM
6 9 (16.36%) Scrum
7 7 (12.73%) Microservices
7 7 (12.73%) OO
7 7 (12.73%) TDD
8 6 (10.91%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (10.91%) Web Development
9 5 (9.09%) Creative Thinking
9 5 (9.09%) Test Automation
10 4 (7.27%) Microfluidics
10 4 (7.27%) Requirements Analysis
10 4 (7.27%) UML
10 4 (7.27%) Validation
11 3 (5.45%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 35 (63.64%) C#
2 25 (45.45%) SQL
3 17 (30.91%) C++
4 15 (27.27%) C
5 10 (18.18%) JavaScript
6 7 (12.73%) Java
7 2 (3.64%) Embedded C
7 2 (3.64%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.82%) Embedded C++
8 1 (1.82%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.82%) PHP
8 1 (1.82%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.82%) Python
8 1 (1.82%) R
8 1 (1.82%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.82%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (27.27%) Degree
2 3 (5.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (3.64%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.82%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (1.82%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.82%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.27%) ISO 13485
1 4 (7.27%) QA
2 3 (5.45%) ISO 26262
2 3 (5.45%) MISRA
3 1 (1.82%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (9.09%) Firmware
Vendors
1 21 (38.18%) Microsoft
2 13 (23.64%) Xamarin
3 4 (7.27%) Atlassian
3 4 (7.27%) Atmel
4 1 (1.82%) Sitecore