Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 46 49 85
Rank change year-on-year +3 +36 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 625 969 840
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 5.22% 5.13% 3.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.43% 5.31% 3.67%
Number of salaries quoted 564 763 698
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +1.12%
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +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 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 11,507 18,257 22,885
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.15% 96.61% 97.17%
Number of salaries quoted 9,328 14,278 18,959
Median annual salary £46,500 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.68% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,325 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +5.26%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +37 285 £50,000 +5.26% 26
North West -9 278 £50,000 +3.17% 29
North East +8 62 £42,500 -0.58% 10
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 597 (95.52%) Software Engineering
2 353 (56.48%) Agile Software Development
3 244 (39.04%) C#
3 244 (39.04%) Java
4 227 (36.32%) JavaScript
5 221 (35.36%) .NET
6 190 (30.40%) SQL
7 171 (27.36%) DevOps
8 165 (26.40%) Python
9 147 (23.52%) Microservices
10 136 (21.76%) TDD
11 120 (19.20%) AWS
12 114 (18.24%) Node.js
13 108 (17.28%) Scrum
14 106 (16.96%) Problem-Solving
15 101 (16.16%) Finance
16 100 (16.00%) C++
17 99 (15.84%) React
18 96 (15.36%) AngularJS
19 94 (15.04%) Azure
20 92 (14.72%) OO
21 89 (14.24%) NoSQL
22 88 (14.08%) Git (software)
23 86 (13.76%) Continuous Integration
24 72 (11.52%) CSS
25 71 (11.36%) Web Services
26 70 (11.20%) ASP.NET
26 70 (11.20%) MVC
27 66 (10.56%) SQL Server
28 64 (10.24%) HTML

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 27 (4.32%) Elasticsearch
2 22 (3.52%) Confluence
3 13 (2.08%) nginx
4 5 (0.80%) CMS
5 4 (0.64%) CICS
5 4 (0.64%) IIS
6 3 (0.48%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.32%) Apache
7 2 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.32%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.16%) Jetty
Business Applications
1 4 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.64%) Infor M3
1 4 (0.64%) Sage 200
1 4 (0.64%) Sage 50
2 1 (0.16%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 120 (19.20%) AWS
2 94 (15.04%) Azure
3 41 (6.56%) Serverless
4 28 (4.48%) SaaS
5 25 (4.00%) GitHub
6 24 (3.84%) AWS Lambda
7 20 (3.20%) GCP
8 7 (1.12%) Cloudflare
9 6 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.64%) Amazon SQS
10 4 (0.64%) Dynamics 365
10 4 (0.64%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.48%) Amazon ECS
11 3 (0.48%) AWS Fargate
11 3 (0.48%) AWS Step Functions
12 2 (0.32%) BrowserStack
12 2 (0.32%) Power Platform
12 2 (0.32%) Sauce Labs
13 1 (0.16%) Amazon Cognito
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.68%) TCP/IP
2 12 (1.92%) Wireless
3 11 (1.76%) Skype
4 10 (1.60%) HTTP
4 10 (1.60%) SMS
4 10 (1.60%) VoIP
5 9 (1.44%) Bluetooth
5 9 (1.44%) RTP
6 7 (1.12%) AMQP
6 7 (1.12%) Internet
7 6 (0.96%) MQTT
7 6 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (0.80%) Ethernet
9 4 (0.64%) LTE
10 3 (0.48%) Unified Communications
10 3 (0.48%) ZigBee
11 2 (0.32%) 3G
11 2 (0.32%) 4G
11 2 (0.32%) Broadband
11 2 (0.32%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (14.24%) NoSQL
2 66 (10.56%) SQL Server
3 48 (7.68%) PostgreSQL
4 39 (6.24%) Redis
5 33 (5.28%) MySQL
6 26 (4.16%) MongoDB
7 24 (3.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 18 (2.88%) Big Data
9 14 (2.24%) Relational Database
10 11 (1.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (0.80%) BusinessObjects
13 5 (0.80%) Neo4j
13 5 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
14 4 (0.64%) Oracle Database
15 3 (0.48%) Apache Accumulo
15 3 (0.48%) Hadoop
15 3 (0.48%) RDBMS
16 2 (0.32%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 88 (14.08%) Git (software)
2 58 (9.28%) Jenkins
3 56 (8.96%) JIRA
4 39 (6.24%) Maven
5 27 (4.32%) JUnit
6 25 (4.00%) Selenium
7 24 (3.84%) NUnit
8 22 (3.52%) SoapUI
9 21 (3.36%) Subversion
10 15 (2.40%) Bitbucket
11 14 (2.24%) SpecFlow
11 14 (2.24%) WebDriver
12 12 (1.92%) Eclipse
12 12 (1.92%) IBM UrbanCode
12 12 (1.92%) Mercurial
13 11 (1.76%) TeamCity
14 9 (1.44%) PHPUnit
14 9 (1.44%) Visual Studio
15 8 (1.28%) MSTest
15 8 (1.28%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 101 (16.16%) Finance
2 41 (6.56%) Marketing
3 34 (5.44%) Banking
4 19 (3.04%) Automotive
5 17 (2.72%) Electronics
6 14 (2.24%) Law
7 11 (1.76%) Public Sector
8 10 (1.60%) Aerospace
8 10 (1.60%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.44%) Retail
10 8 (1.28%) Back Office
10 8 (1.28%) Military
10 8 (1.28%) Telecoms
11 7 (1.12%) Financial Institution
11 7 (1.12%) Games
11 7 (1.12%) Retail Banking
12 5 (0.80%) Legal
13 2 (0.32%) Advertising
14 1 (0.16%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 221 (35.36%) .NET
2 114 (18.24%) Node.js
3 99 (15.84%) React
4 96 (15.36%) AngularJS
5 72 (11.52%) CSS
6 71 (11.36%) Web Services
7 70 (11.20%) ASP.NET
8 64 (10.24%) HTML
9 60 (9.60%) REST
10 56 (8.96%) Spring
11 55 (8.80%) RESTful
12 54 (8.64%) .NET Core
13 53 (8.48%) .NET Framework
14 50 (8.00%) Spring Boot
15 43 (6.88%) Entity Framework
16 39 (6.24%) ASP.NET MVC
17 34 (5.44%) jQuery
18 31 (4.96%) Redux
19 30 (4.80%) ASP.NET Web API
20 25 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 56 (8.96%) Greenfield Project
2 50 (8.00%) Mobile App
3 37 (5.92%) Cloud Native
4 27 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
6 19 (3.04%) Mainframe
7 17 (2.72%) User Experience
8 14 (2.24%) Device Driver
9 13 (2.08%) Data Structures
10 12 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
11 11 (1.76%) IVR
12 10 (1.60%) Algorithms
13 7 (1.12%) Embedded Systems
13 7 (1.12%) Internet of Things
13 7 (1.12%) Virtual Team
14 6 (0.96%) Management Information System
15 4 (0.64%) Smartphone
16 3 (0.48%) Analogue Electronics
16 3 (0.48%) e-Learning
16 3 (0.48%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 48 (7.68%) Linux
2 33 (5.28%) Windows
3 30 (4.80%) Android
4 29 (4.64%) Apple iOS
5 11 (1.76%) Windows Server
6 5 (0.80%) Unix
7 4 (0.64%) zOS
8 3 (0.48%) CentOS
9 2 (0.32%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.16%) FreeRTOS
10 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.16%) Tizen
10 1 (0.16%) VME
10 1 (0.16%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 597 (95.52%) Software Engineering
2 353 (56.48%) Agile Software Development
3 171 (27.36%) DevOps
4 147 (23.52%) Microservices
5 136 (21.76%) TDD
6 108 (17.28%) Scrum
7 106 (16.96%) Problem-Solving
8 92 (14.72%) OO
9 86 (13.76%) Continuous Integration
10 70 (11.20%) MVC
11 64 (10.24%) Open Source
12 63 (10.08%) Test Automation
13 58 (9.28%) Mentoring
13 58 (9.28%) SDLC
14 49 (7.84%) OOP
15 43 (6.88%) BDD
16 32 (5.12%) Coaching
16 32 (5.12%) Kanban
16 32 (5.12%) SOA
17 30 (4.80%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 244 (39.04%) C#
1 244 (39.04%) Java
2 227 (36.32%) JavaScript
3 190 (30.40%) SQL
4 165 (26.40%) Python
5 100 (16.00%) C++
6 55 (8.80%) Go
7 52 (8.32%) C
8 42 (6.72%) Scala
9 41 (6.56%) PHP
10 37 (5.92%) TypeScript
11 22 (3.52%) Ruby
12 21 (3.36%) Lua
13 20 (3.20%) Java 8
13 20 (3.20%) PL/SQL
14 16 (2.56%) Kotlin
15 15 (2.40%) Embedded C
15 15 (2.40%) T-SQL
16 14 (2.24%) Groovy
17 9 (1.44%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 46 (7.36%) Degree
2 31 (4.96%) Security Cleared
3 29 (4.64%) DV Cleared
4 14 (2.24%) SC Cleared
5 10 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.64%) MCP
8 2 (0.32%) PhD
9 1 (0.16%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (8.00%) QA
2 1 (0.16%) MISRA
System Software
1 50 (8.00%) Docker
2 7 (1.12%) Firmware
3 5 (0.80%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 4 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (0.64%) vSphere
4 4 (0.64%) Xen
5 2 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 29 (4.64%) Kubernetes
2 23 (3.68%) Terraform
3 15 (2.40%) Ansible
4 7 (1.12%) CA Service Virtualization
5 5 (0.80%) Puppet
5 5 (0.80%) Tivoli
6 4 (0.64%) IBM BigFix
6 4 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.64%) SCCM
6 4 (0.64%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 48 (7.68%) Oracle
2 47 (7.52%) Microsoft
3 39 (6.24%) Sage
4 24 (3.84%) IBM
5 18 (2.88%) Google
6 13 (2.08%) Unisys
7 10 (1.60%) Avaya
7 10 (1.60%) Genesys
8 7 (1.12%) CA
8 7 (1.12%) SAP
9 6 (0.96%) Perforce
10 5 (0.80%) Atlassian
10 5 (0.80%) Xamarin
11 4 (0.64%) BMC
11 4 (0.64%) Citrix
11 4 (0.64%) Cognos
11 4 (0.64%) DevExpress
11 4 (0.64%) ServiceNow
11 4 (0.64%) TOWER Software
11 4 (0.64%) VMware