Period
to 23 May 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 6 months to 23 May 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
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 44 75 63
Rank change year-on-year +31 -12 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 72 51 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 5.59% 2.97% 3.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.76% 3.02% 3.60%
Number of salaries quoted 56 39 38
North East median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,200 £27,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £52,750 £50,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 1,250 1,689 1,195
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.05% 98.20% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 942 1,419 1,079
North East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.29% -2.78%
10th Percentile £23,783 £21,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% +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 23 May 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 23 May 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 +16 39 £52,500 +20.00% 23
Durham +20 29 £40,000 +49.53% 3
Teesside - 5 £35,000 -
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 72 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 34 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (47.22%) C#
3 32 (44.44%) .NET
4 26 (36.11%) JavaScript
5 25 (34.72%) C++
5 25 (34.72%) Windows
5 25 (34.72%) Microsoft Azure
6 24 (33.33%) TDD
7 21 (29.17%) Degree
7 21 (29.17%) Java
8 20 (27.78%) Test Automation
9 17 (23.61%) Computer Science
10 15 (20.83%) Scrum
11 14 (19.44%) MVC
11 14 (19.44%) C
11 14 (19.44%) HTML
11 14 (19.44%) CSS
12 13 (18.06%) Linux
12 13 (18.06%) SQL
12 13 (18.06%) TypeScript
13 12 (16.67%) Microservices
13 12 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
13 12 (16.67%) OO
13 12 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (15.28%) Microsoft
15 10 (13.89%) ASP.NET
15 10 (13.89%) Amazon AWS
15 10 (13.89%) SaaS
16 9 (12.50%) .NET Framework

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 (8.33%) NServiceBus
2 4 (5.56%) Apache
2 4 (5.56%) JBoss
2 4 (5.56%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.78%) CMS
4 1 (1.39%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.39%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.39%) IIS
4 1 (1.39%) Sitefinity
4 1 (1.39%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (1.39%) EngageOne
Cloud Services
1 25 (34.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (13.89%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (13.89%) SaaS
3 3 (4.17%) Office 365
4 2 (2.78%) GitHub
5 1 (1.39%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.17%) Bluetooth
1 3 (4.17%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.11%) NoSQL
2 6 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.17%) Big Data
4 2 (2.78%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.78%) MySQL
4 2 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.39%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.39%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.39%) HBase
Development Applications
1 8 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 5 (6.94%) Git (software)
2 5 (6.94%) Jenkins
3 4 (5.56%) Appium
3 4 (5.56%) JIRA
3 4 (5.56%) Protractor
3 4 (5.56%) Selenium
4 3 (4.17%) CMake
4 3 (4.17%) Subversion
5 2 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.78%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.39%) gulp
General
1 4 (5.56%) Billing
1 4 (5.56%) Electronics
1 4 (5.56%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.17%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.78%) Automotive
4 1 (1.39%) Advertising
4 1 (1.39%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.39%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (44.44%) .NET
2 14 (19.44%) CSS
2 14 (19.44%) HTML
3 10 (13.89%) ASP.NET
4 9 (12.50%) .NET Framework
4 9 (12.50%) AngularJS
5 8 (11.11%) Angular 2
5 8 (11.11%) jQuery
6 7 (9.72%) Node.js
7 5 (6.94%) RESTful
7 5 (6.94%) Spring
8 4 (5.56%) Apache CXF
8 4 (5.56%) Hibernate
8 4 (5.56%) WPF
9 3 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (4.17%) Web Services
10 2 (2.78%) .NET Core
10 2 (2.78%) Entity Framework
10 2 (2.78%) OpenGL
10 2 (2.78%) React
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.56%) Algorithms
1 4 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (5.56%) Fintech
2 2 (2.78%) CUDA
2 2 (2.78%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.39%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.39%) Cloud Native
3 1 (1.39%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.39%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 25 (34.72%) Windows
2 13 (18.06%) Linux
3 2 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.39%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 34 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (33.33%) TDD
4 20 (27.78%) Test Automation
5 17 (23.61%) Computer Science
6 15 (20.83%) Scrum
7 14 (19.44%) MVC
8 12 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (16.67%) Microservices
8 12 (16.67%) OO
8 12 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (11.11%) Coaching
10 7 (9.72%) OWASP
10 7 (9.72%) User Stories
11 6 (8.33%) Project Management
11 6 (8.33%) Technical Leadership
12 5 (6.94%) Machine Learning
12 5 (6.94%) Open Source
13 4 (5.56%) BDD
13 4 (5.56%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 34 (47.22%) C#
2 26 (36.11%) JavaScript
3 25 (34.72%) C++
4 21 (29.17%) Java
5 14 (19.44%) C
6 13 (18.06%) SQL
6 13 (18.06%) TypeScript
7 3 (4.17%) PHP
8 2 (2.78%) C++/CLI
8 2 (2.78%) MATLAB
8 2 (2.78%) Python
8 2 (2.78%) R
9 1 (1.39%) Kotlin
9 1 (1.39%) RPG
9 1 (1.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (29.17%) Degree
2 4 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.72%) QA
2 3 (4.17%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (1.39%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (6.94%) Puppet
2 4 (5.56%) Ansible
3 1 (1.39%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 11 (15.28%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.94%) Oracle
3 1 (1.39%) MuleSoft