Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 55 101
Rank change year-on-year -28 +46 -40
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 29 70 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 2.09% 4.62% 1.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.16% 4.90% 1.60%
Number of salaries quoted 25 62 26
North East median annual salary £40,000 £33,250 £29,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.30% +12.71% -1.67%
10th Percentile £31,100 £27,500 £21,000
90th Percentile £52,600 £50,000 £58,750
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 1341 1430 1500
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.68% 94.45% 96.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1157 1230 1296
North East median annual salary £38,959 £38,625 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.86% +1.64% +7.04%
10th Percentile £22,500 £23,500 £24,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,515 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 -8 17 £40,000 +14.29% 3
Durham -27 11 £37,500 +19.05% 1
Northumberland - 1 £37,500 - 1
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North East region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 29 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 15 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (48.28%) C++
4 13 (44.83%) C#
5 12 (41.38%) .NET
5 12 (41.38%) Degree
6 11 (37.93%) Linux
7 10 (34.48%) Computer Science
8 9 (31.03%) MVC
9 8 (27.59%) Windows
9 8 (27.59%) JavaScript
10 7 (24.14%) MongoDB
10 7 (24.14%) TDD
10 7 (24.14%) Algorithms
10 7 (24.14%) Computer Science Degree
11 6 (20.69%) Scrum
11 6 (20.69%) Advertising
11 6 (20.69%) Java
11 6 (20.69%) Web Services
11 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Azure
12 5 (17.24%) Amazon AWS
12 5 (17.24%) .NET Framework
12 5 (17.24%) OOP
12 5 (17.24%) ASP.NET
12 5 (17.24%) C
12 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
12 5 (17.24%) Embedded C
12 5 (17.24%) Firmware
12 5 (17.24%) Mentoring
12 5 (17.24%) Coaching

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 1 (3.45%) nginx
1 1 (3.45%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (17.24%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.45%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) RS-232
1 4 (13.79%) RS-485
1 4 (13.79%) Wireless
2 1 (3.45%) SMS
2 1 (3.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) MongoDB
2 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Selenium
2 2 (6.90%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.45%) MSTest
3 1 (3.45%) NUnit
3 1 (3.45%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (3.45%) Subversion
3 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.45%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (20.69%) Advertising
2 4 (13.79%) Marketing
3 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.45%) Electronics
4 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (41.38%) .NET
2 6 (20.69%) Web Services
3 5 (17.24%) .NET Framework
3 5 (17.24%) ASP.NET
4 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (13.79%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 4 (13.79%) Entity Framework
4 4 (13.79%) LINQ
4 4 (13.79%) STL
5 3 (10.34%) AngularJS
5 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (10.34%) HTML
5 3 (10.34%) HTML5
5 3 (10.34%) Java EE
5 3 (10.34%) RESTful
5 3 (10.34%) XML
6 2 (6.90%) Node.js
6 2 (6.90%) Symfony
6 2 (6.90%) WCF
6 2 (6.90%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 10 (34.48%) Computer Science
2 7 (24.14%) Algorithms
3 4 (13.79%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (6.90%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (3.45%) 3D Printing
5 1 (3.45%) Arduino
5 1 (3.45%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (37.93%) Linux
2 8 (27.59%) Windows
3 1 (3.45%) OpenVMS
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 15 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (31.03%) MVC
4 7 (24.14%) TDD
5 6 (20.69%) Scrum
6 5 (17.24%) Coaching
6 5 (17.24%) Mentoring
6 5 (17.24%) OOP
7 4 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (13.79%) OO
8 3 (10.34%) Mathematics
8 3 (10.34%) Microservices
9 2 (6.90%) Mobile Development
9 2 (6.90%) SDLC
9 2 (6.90%) Test Automation
9 2 (6.90%) UML
9 2 (6.90%) Waterfall
9 2 (6.90%) Web Development
10 1 (3.45%) CRM
10 1 (3.45%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 14 (48.28%) C++
2 13 (44.83%) C#
3 8 (27.59%) JavaScript
4 6 (20.69%) Java
5 5 (17.24%) C
5 5 (17.24%) Embedded C
6 4 (13.79%) Embedded C++
6 4 (13.79%) PHP
6 4 (13.79%) SQL
7 2 (6.90%) MATLAB
7 2 (6.90%) Perl
8 1 (3.45%) Go
8 1 (3.45%) Pascal
8 1 (3.45%) Python
8 1 (3.45%) Ruby
8 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
8 1 (3.45%) XPath
8 1 (3.45%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 12 (41.38%) Degree
2 7 (24.14%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.45%) PhD
3 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (17.24%) Firmware
2 2 (6.90%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.90%) Xamarin
2 2 (6.90%) Zend
3 1 (3.45%) Google
3 1 (3.45%) Sitecore