Period
to 30 October 2020

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North of England during the 6 months to 30 October 2020.

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 of England
6 months to
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 30 58 85
Rank change year-on-year +28 +27 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 536 845 773
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 7.03% 4.66% 3.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.28% 4.83% 3.70%
Number of salaries quoted 590 580 643
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -2.17%
10th Percentile £37,500 £31,125 £32,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £71,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £54,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.48% +8.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North of England. 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 of England
Permanent vacancies in the North of England with a recognized job title 7,361 17,503 20,874
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.58% 96.60% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 6,372 13,941 16,934
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £30,500 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

Job postings that featured Software Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North of England.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in the North of England

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in the North of England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Engineer in the North of England.

Salary trend for Software Engineer in the North of England

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in the North of England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Engineer in the North of England over the 6 months to 30 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in the North of England

Software Engineer
Job Locations in the North of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 30 October 2020. 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
Yorkshire +68 304 £52,500 +5.00% 42
North West -8 175 £53,012 +11.60% 72
North East +9 57 £45,000 +3.45% 10
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 October 2020, 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 of England region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 512 (95.52%) Software Engineering
2 262 (48.88%) Java
3 250 (46.64%) Agile Software Development
4 239 (44.59%) C#
5 205 (38.25%) SQL
6 196 (36.57%) JavaScript
7 163 (30.41%) Python
8 140 (26.12%) TDD
9 138 (25.75%) .NET
10 136 (25.37%) OO
11 131 (24.44%) Degree
12 130 (24.25%) AWS
13 127 (23.69%) NoSQL
14 124 (23.13%) Git (software)
15 121 (22.57%) Continuous Integration
16 114 (21.27%) Node.js
17 106 (19.78%) DevOps
18 97 (18.10%) C++
19 96 (17.91%) Algorithms
20 94 (17.54%) Microservices
21 89 (16.60%) Azure
22 87 (16.23%) Data Structures
23 85 (15.86%) Test Automation
24 84 (15.67%) Subversion
25 79 (14.74%) Unit Testing
26 72 (13.43%) React
26 72 (13.43%) AngularJS
27 66 (12.31%) Jenkins
28 63 (11.75%) Mercurial
29 62 (11.57%) Kubernetes

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of England 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 30 (5.60%) Elasticsearch
2 26 (4.85%) nginx
3 3 (0.56%) CMS
3 3 (0.56%) WordPress
4 2 (0.37%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.19%) Apache
5 1 (0.19%) Confluence
5 1 (0.19%) Headless CMS
5 1 (0.19%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (0.56%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.19%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 130 (24.25%) AWS
2 89 (16.60%) Azure
3 47 (8.77%) GCP
4 21 (3.92%) Serverless
5 13 (2.43%) AWS CloudFormation
6 10 (1.87%) AWS Lambda
6 10 (1.87%) SaaS
7 9 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (1.49%) npm
9 5 (0.93%) Amazon ECS
9 5 (0.93%) PaaS
10 3 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.56%) IaaS
11 1 (0.19%) Amazon Cognito
11 1 (0.19%) Azure Functions
11 1 (0.19%) GitHub
11 1 (0.19%) Power Platform
11 1 (0.19%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.99%) Ethernet
2 12 (2.24%) TCP/IP
2 12 (2.24%) Wi-Fi
3 9 (1.68%) Bluetooth
3 9 (1.68%) MQTT
3 9 (1.68%) Wireless
4 8 (1.49%) Skype
5 5 (0.93%) AMQP
5 5 (0.93%) HTTP
6 4 (0.75%) RS-232
6 4 (0.75%) RS-485
7 2 (0.37%) Broadband
7 2 (0.37%) Internet
7 2 (0.37%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (23.69%) NoSQL
2 44 (8.21%) Big Data
3 42 (7.84%) PostgreSQL
4 29 (5.41%) Redis
5 27 (5.04%) SQL Server
6 18 (3.36%) MongoDB
7 14 (2.61%) MySQL
8 5 (0.93%) Amazon Redshift
9 4 (0.75%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.56%) BigQuery
10 3 (0.56%) Data Lake
10 3 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (0.37%) InterSystems Cache
11 2 (0.37%) Neo4j
12 1 (0.19%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (0.19%) Azure SQL Database
12 1 (0.19%) MariaDB
12 1 (0.19%) Power BI
12 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 124 (23.13%) Git (software)
2 84 (15.67%) Subversion
3 66 (12.31%) Jenkins
4 63 (11.75%) Mercurial
5 33 (6.16%) Maven
6 26 (4.85%) JIRA
7 24 (4.48%) Selenium
7 24 (4.48%) WebDriver
8 21 (3.92%) JUnit
8 21 (3.92%) SoapUI
9 10 (1.87%) Eclipse
10 9 (1.68%) SpecFlow
11 8 (1.49%) Babel
11 8 (1.49%) NUnit
11 8 (1.49%) Visual Studio
11 8 (1.49%) webpack
12 6 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (1.12%) GoCD
12 6 (1.12%) Travis CI
13 3 (0.56%) GitLab
General
1 51 (9.51%) Finance
2 26 (4.85%) Manufacturing
3 22 (4.10%) Electronics
4 20 (3.73%) Marketing
5 15 (2.80%) Public Sector
6 13 (2.43%) Automotive
7 10 (1.87%) Retail
8 9 (1.68%) Telecoms
9 6 (1.12%) Games
10 5 (0.93%) Law
10 5 (0.93%) Military
11 2 (0.37%) Advertising
11 2 (0.37%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.37%) Back Office
12 1 (0.19%) Banking
12 1 (0.19%) Legal
12 1 (0.19%) Local Government
12 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (25.75%) .NET
2 114 (21.27%) Node.js
3 72 (13.43%) AngularJS
3 72 (13.43%) React
4 53 (9.89%) CSS
5 50 (9.33%) RESTful
6 49 (9.14%) HTML
7 47 (8.77%) ASP.NET
8 44 (8.21%) .NET Core
9 38 (7.09%) Spring
10 33 (6.16%) REST
11 30 (5.60%) RabbitMQ
11 30 (5.60%) Vue.js
12 24 (4.48%) ASP.NET Web API
13 23 (4.29%) Spring Boot
14 20 (3.73%) .NET Framework
15 19 (3.54%) Redux
16 18 (3.36%) HTML5
16 18 (3.36%) Sass
17 16 (2.99%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 96 (17.91%) Algorithms
2 87 (16.23%) Data Structures
3 38 (7.09%) Greenfield Project
4 29 (5.41%) Mobile App
5 21 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (3.17%) Management Information System
7 15 (2.80%) User Experience
8 10 (1.87%) Embedded Systems
9 9 (1.68%) Cloud Native
10 8 (1.49%) Virtual Team
11 7 (1.31%) Self-Motivation
12 6 (1.12%) Device Driver
12 6 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.75%) NHS
14 3 (0.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 2 (0.37%) Linux Command Line
15 2 (0.37%) Video\Live Streaming
16 1 (0.19%) 3D Graphics
16 1 (0.19%) Industry 4.0
16 1 (0.19%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 39 (7.28%) Linux
2 27 (5.04%) Android
2 27 (5.04%) Apple iOS
3 11 (2.05%) Windows
4 6 (1.12%) Unix
5 2 (0.37%) CentOS
5 2 (0.37%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.19%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 512 (95.52%) Software Engineering
2 250 (46.64%) Agile Software Development
3 140 (26.12%) TDD
4 136 (25.37%) OO
5 121 (22.57%) Continuous Integration
6 106 (19.78%) DevOps
7 94 (17.54%) Microservices
8 85 (15.86%) Test Automation
9 79 (14.74%) Unit Testing
10 62 (11.57%) Problem-Solving
11 49 (9.14%) Computer Science
11 49 (9.14%) Mathematics
11 49 (9.14%) Scrum
12 45 (8.40%) Decision-Making
13 43 (8.02%) Open Source
14 40 (7.46%) MVC
15 38 (7.09%) BDD
16 30 (5.60%) OOP
17 28 (5.22%) Configuration Management
18 27 (5.04%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 262 (48.88%) Java
2 239 (44.59%) C#
3 205 (38.25%) SQL
4 196 (36.57%) JavaScript
5 163 (30.41%) Python
6 97 (18.10%) C++
7 50 (9.33%) Go
8 44 (8.21%) C
9 34 (6.34%) TypeScript
10 30 (5.60%) Scala
11 23 (4.29%) Ruby
12 18 (3.36%) Kotlin
12 18 (3.36%) PHP
13 14 (2.61%) Embedded C
14 12 (2.24%) Apple Swift
14 12 (2.24%) Objective-C
15 6 (1.12%) Embedded C++
15 6 (1.12%) ES6
15 6 (1.12%) R
16 5 (0.93%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 131 (24.44%) Degree
2 35 (6.53%) Numerate Degree
3 19 (3.54%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (1.87%) Security Cleared
5 9 (1.68%) DV Cleared
6 6 (1.12%) PhD
7 3 (0.56%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.37%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.36%) QA
2 4 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.19%) GDPR
3 1 (0.19%) ISO 26262
3 1 (0.19%) MISRA
3 1 (0.19%) MISRA C
System Software
1 58 (10.82%) Docker
2 8 (1.49%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 62 (11.57%) Kubernetes
2 27 (5.04%) Ansible
3 25 (4.66%) Terraform
4 2 (0.37%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.19%) Grafana
5 1 (0.19%) Nagios
5 1 (0.19%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 27 (5.04%) Microsoft
2 24 (4.48%) Google
3 12 (2.24%) Autodesk
3 12 (2.24%) Oracle
4 9 (1.68%) SAP
5 5 (0.93%) NVIDIA
6 4 (0.75%) Xamarin
7 3 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.37%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.19%) Splunk