Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 60 52 68
Rank change year-on-year -8 +16 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 66 48 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 4.19% 4.23% 3.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.28% 4.36% 3.97%
Number of salaries quoted 47 44 44
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 £35,750 £32,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £50,000 £50,875 £45,875
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,269 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.45% +0.60% +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 1,542 1,101 1,435
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.78% 96.92% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1,245 953 1,269
North East median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £21,000 £22,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
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 August 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 August 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 -5 55 £45,000 +12.50% 13
Durham +3 11 £40,000 +14.29% 10
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 65 (98.48%) Software Engineering
2 43 (65.15%) C#
3 28 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (40.91%) HTML
4 27 (40.91%) HTML5
5 26 (39.39%) JavaScript
6 24 (36.36%) Microsoft
7 21 (31.82%) .NET
8 20 (30.30%) C
8 20 (30.30%) Amazon AWS
9 19 (28.79%) Linux
9 19 (28.79%) Python
10 18 (27.27%) SQL
11 17 (25.76%) C++
12 15 (22.73%) ASP.NET
13 14 (21.21%) Automotive
13 14 (21.21%) Microsoft Azure
13 14 (21.21%) SaaS
13 14 (21.21%) Unity (Game Engine)
13 14 (21.21%) Problem-Solving
14 13 (19.70%) Node.js
14 13 (19.70%) React
14 13 (19.70%) SDLC
15 12 (18.18%) MongoDB
15 12 (18.18%) MVC
16 11 (16.67%) Visual Studio
16 11 (16.67%) Mentoring
17 10 (15.15%) Angular 2
17 10 (15.15%) Xamarin
17 10 (15.15%) 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 4 (6.06%) Confluence
2 1 (1.52%) CMS
2 1 (1.52%) Drupal
2 1 (1.52%) NServiceBus
2 1 (1.52%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.52%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 20 (30.30%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (21.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (21.21%) SaaS
3 4 (6.06%) GitHub
3 4 (6.06%) PaaS
4 3 (4.55%) Trello
5 1 (1.52%) Heroku
5 1 (1.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.58%) Ethernet
1 5 (7.58%) SSL
2 4 (6.06%) HTTP
3 3 (4.55%) FlexRay
4 2 (3.03%) SMS
5 1 (1.52%) Bluetooth
5 1 (1.52%) Intranet
5 1 (1.52%) RS-232
5 1 (1.52%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.18%) MongoDB
2 7 (10.61%) SQL Server
3 5 (7.58%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (1.52%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 10 (15.15%) Git (software)
3 8 (12.12%) TeamCity
4 7 (10.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (6.06%) Bitbucket
5 4 (6.06%) JIRA
5 4 (6.06%) Qt Creator
6 3 (4.55%) Moq
6 3 (4.55%) NSubstitute
6 3 (4.55%) NUnit
6 3 (4.55%) ReSharper
6 3 (4.55%) Selenium
7 1 (1.52%) Subversion
General
1 14 (21.21%) Automotive
2 7 (10.61%) Advertising
3 5 (7.58%) Electronics
3 5 (7.58%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.52%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (40.91%) HTML
1 27 (40.91%) HTML5
2 21 (31.82%) .NET
3 15 (22.73%) ASP.NET
4 14 (21.21%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 13 (19.70%) Node.js
5 13 (19.70%) React
6 10 (15.15%) Angular 2
6 10 (15.15%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (13.64%) .NET Core
7 9 (13.64%) AngularJS
8 7 (10.61%) .NET Framework
8 7 (10.61%) LINQ
8 7 (10.61%) WPF
9 6 (9.09%) CSS
10 5 (7.58%) CSS3
10 5 (7.58%) Entity Framework
10 5 (7.58%) Qt
10 5 (7.58%) REST
11 4 (6.06%) QML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.61%) Computer Science
2 5 (7.58%) Life Science
3 4 (6.06%) Arduino
3 4 (6.06%) CAN bus
3 4 (6.06%) CUDA
3 4 (6.06%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (4.55%) User Experience
5 1 (1.52%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.52%) Robotics
5 1 (1.52%) Symmetrix
5 1 (1.52%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 19 (28.79%) Linux
2 10 (15.15%) Windows
3 2 (3.03%) FreeRTOS
4 1 (1.52%) Android
4 1 (1.52%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.52%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.52%) Unix
4 1 (1.52%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (98.48%) Software Engineering
2 28 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (21.21%) Problem-Solving
4 13 (19.70%) SDLC
5 12 (18.18%) MVC
6 11 (16.67%) Mentoring
7 10 (15.15%) OO
8 9 (13.64%) Scrum
8 9 (13.64%) Unit Testing
8 9 (13.64%) Web Development
9 8 (12.12%) MVVM
10 7 (10.61%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (10.61%) OOP
11 6 (9.09%) Microservices
12 5 (7.58%) Test Automation
13 4 (6.06%) High Availability
13 4 (6.06%) Parallel Programming
13 4 (6.06%) Requirements Analysis
13 4 (6.06%) UML
13 4 (6.06%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 43 (65.15%) C#
2 26 (39.39%) JavaScript
3 20 (30.30%) C
4 19 (28.79%) Python
5 18 (27.27%) SQL
6 17 (25.76%) C++
7 9 (13.64%) Java
8 4 (6.06%) Embedded C
8 4 (6.06%) Embedded C++
8 4 (6.06%) MATLAB
8 4 (6.06%) R
9 2 (3.03%) PHP
10 1 (1.52%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.52%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.52%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.52%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.52%) VB
10 1 (1.52%) VB6
Qualifications
1 10 (15.15%) Degree
2 3 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.52%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (1.52%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.52%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.06%) GDPR
1 4 (6.06%) ISO 13485
1 4 (6.06%) QA
2 3 (4.55%) ISO 26262
2 3 (4.55%) MISRA
System Software
1 9 (13.64%) Firmware
Vendors
1 24 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 10 (15.15%) Xamarin
3 4 (6.06%) Atmel
4 3 (4.55%) Atlassian
4 3 (4.55%) NVIDIA
5 1 (1.52%) Sitecore