Period
to 20 April 2021

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 6 months to 20 April 2021.

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
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 38 41 41
Rank change year-on-year +3 0 +50
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 58 68 75
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North East 5.24% 5.32% 5.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.56% 5.49% 5.87%
Number of salaries quoted 55 47 58
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £37,125 £34,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £42,500 £43,750
Median % change year-on-year +17.65% -2.86% +2.94%
75th Percentile £55,000 £53,750 £55,000
90th Percentile £57,500 " £57,325
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -

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 1,044 1,238 1,278
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.31% 96.95% 95.80%
Number of salaries quoted 841 936 964
10th Percentile £26,750 £22,500 £23,075
25th Percentile £32,500 £31,438 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £43,750 £40,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.38% - -
75th Percentile £56,500 £52,250 £52,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £53,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +3.77% +0.95% +5.00%

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 20 April 2021.

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 20 April 2021. 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 +2 54 £50,000 +11.11% 13
Northumberland - 2 - - 1
Durham +2 1 £60,000 +76.47% 2
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 April 2021, 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 55 (94.83%) Software Engineering
2 44 (75.86%) Spring
3 41 (70.69%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (70.69%) Java
4 40 (68.97%) AWS
5 36 (62.07%) SQL
5 36 (62.07%) OOP
6 34 (58.62%) OO
6 34 (58.62%) Linux
6 34 (58.62%) Jenkins
7 33 (56.90%) NoSQL
7 33 (56.90%) Spring Boot
7 33 (56.90%) Oracle
8 32 (55.17%) Microservices
9 31 (53.45%) DevOps
9 31 (53.45%) RESTful
9 31 (53.45%) JUnit
9 31 (53.45%) Maven
10 24 (41.38%) Azure
11 14 (24.14%) Scala
11 14 (24.14%) C#
12 12 (20.69%) .NET
12 12 (20.69%) Web Services
12 12 (20.69%) Microsoft
13 10 (17.24%) Continuous Improvement
14 9 (15.52%) JavaScript
15 8 (13.79%) C++
16 7 (12.07%) GCP
17 6 (10.34%) Kubernetes
17 6 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC

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 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 40 (68.97%) AWS
2 24 (41.38%) Azure
3 7 (12.07%) GCP
4 3 (5.17%) OpenShift
5 2 (3.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (3.45%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (3.45%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 2 (3.45%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (3.45%) Amazon S3
5 2 (3.45%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.72%) SaaS
6 1 (1.72%) SonarCloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (56.90%) NoSQL
2 4 (6.90%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.45%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (3.45%) MySQL
3 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.45%) RDBMS
3 2 (3.45%) Redis
3 2 (3.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 34 (58.62%) Jenkins
2 31 (53.45%) JUnit
2 31 (53.45%) Maven
3 5 (8.62%) Git (software)
4 3 (5.17%) JIRA
4 3 (5.17%) Subversion
General
1 2 (3.45%) Electronics
1 2 (3.45%) Finance
1 2 (3.45%) Law
1 2 (3.45%) Marketing
2 1 (1.72%) Games
2 1 (1.72%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (75.86%) Spring
2 33 (56.90%) Spring Boot
3 31 (53.45%) RESTful
4 12 (20.69%) .NET
4 12 (20.69%) Web Services
5 6 (10.34%) .NET Framework
5 6 (10.34%) ASP.NET
5 6 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (6.90%) React
7 3 (5.17%) AngularJS
7 3 (5.17%) Hibernate
8 2 (3.45%) Apache Camel
8 2 (3.45%) CSS
8 2 (3.45%) HTML
8 2 (3.45%) Memcached
8 2 (3.45%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (3.45%) Spring Batch
8 2 (3.45%) Spring Security
9 1 (1.72%) .NET Core
9 1 (1.72%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.34%) Fat Client
1 6 (10.34%) Thin Client
2 3 (5.17%) Virtual Team
3 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.45%) Anti-Piracy
3 2 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (3.45%) Video\Live Streaming
4 1 (1.72%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 34 (58.62%) Linux
2 2 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.72%) Debian
3 1 (1.72%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (94.83%) Software Engineering
2 41 (70.69%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (62.07%) OOP
4 34 (58.62%) OO
5 32 (55.17%) Microservices
6 31 (53.45%) DevOps
7 10 (17.24%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (10.34%) Information Management
8 6 (10.34%) MVC
8 6 (10.34%) RAD
9 4 (6.90%) Configuration Management
9 4 (6.90%) Scrum
9 4 (6.90%) TDD
10 3 (5.17%) Infrastructure as Code
10 3 (5.17%) Issue Tracking
10 3 (5.17%) OOD
10 3 (5.17%) Software Delivery
11 2 (3.45%) Nanotechnology
11 2 (3.45%) Problem-Solving
11 2 (3.45%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 41 (70.69%) Java
2 36 (62.07%) SQL
3 14 (24.14%) C#
3 14 (24.14%) Scala
4 9 (15.52%) JavaScript
5 8 (13.79%) C++
6 6 (10.34%) Assembly Language
7 2 (3.45%) PHP
7 2 (3.45%) Python
8 1 (1.72%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.72%) C
8 1 (1.72%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.72%) Ruby
8 1 (1.72%) Rust
Qualifications
1 5 (8.62%) SC Cleared
1 5 (8.62%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.45%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (1.72%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (10.34%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.72%) Ansible
2 1 (1.72%) Puppet
Vendors
1 33 (56.90%) Oracle
2 12 (20.69%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.45%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.72%) OutSystems