Period
to 20 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North of England during the 6 months to 20 January 2021.

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
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 32 55 76
Rank change year-on-year +23 +21 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 626 755 728
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 6.55% 4.68% 3.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.76% 4.84% 3.95%
Number of salaries quoted 713 533 618
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £38,750 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £71,000 £62,362
England median annual salary £59,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +7.27% +4.76% +5.00%

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 9,261 15,600 18,428
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.97% 96.70% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 7,827 12,636 15,156
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,644
% change year-on-year +4.76% +1.66% +3.29%

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 20 January 2021.

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 20 January 2021. 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 +41 359 £52,500 +5.00% 43
North West -2 223 £52,500 +5.00% 83
North East -16 44 £45,000 - 14
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2021, 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.

1 604 (96.49%) Software Engineering
2 336 (53.67%) Java
3 288 (46.01%) Agile Software Development
4 281 (44.89%) C#
5 267 (42.65%) SQL
6 249 (39.78%) JavaScript
7 223 (35.62%) Python
8 199 (31.79%) AWS
9 183 (29.23%) NoSQL
10 168 (26.84%) TDD
11 155 (24.76%) Degree
12 148 (23.64%) .NET
13 142 (22.68%) OO
13 142 (22.68%) Git (software)
14 140 (22.36%) C++
15 135 (21.57%) Continuous Integration
16 130 (20.77%) DevOps
17 129 (20.61%) Azure
18 118 (18.85%) Node.js
19 98 (15.65%) Algorithms
19 98 (15.65%) Docker
20 97 (15.50%) Microservices
21 94 (15.02%) Unit Testing
22 92 (14.70%) AngularJS
23 89 (14.22%) Kubernetes
24 86 (13.74%) GCP
25 85 (13.58%) Subversion
26 84 (13.42%) Data Structures
27 83 (13.26%) Mercurial
28 82 (13.10%) Big Data

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 50 (7.99%) Elasticsearch
2 43 (6.87%) nginx
3 7 (1.12%) CMS
4 5 (0.80%) Headless CMS
4 5 (0.80%) Umbraco
5 3 (0.48%) Apache
5 3 (0.48%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.32%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (0.32%) WordPress
7 1 (0.16%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.16%) Confluence
7 1 (0.16%) JBoss
7 1 (0.16%) Jetty
7 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.16%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (0.48%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.16%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.16%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.16%) Magento
1 1 (0.16%) Shopify
1 1 (0.16%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 199 (31.79%) AWS
2 129 (20.61%) Azure
3 86 (13.74%) GCP
4 41 (6.55%) AWS CloudFormation
5 26 (4.15%) Serverless
6 12 (1.92%) SaaS
7 11 (1.76%) AWS Lambda
7 11 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.80%) Amazon ECS
9 3 (0.48%) GitHub
9 3 (0.48%) IaaS
9 3 (0.48%) PaaS
10 2 (0.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.32%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 2 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.32%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.16%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.04%) Ethernet
2 16 (2.56%) TCP/IP
2 16 (2.56%) Wireless
3 15 (2.40%) Bluetooth
3 15 (2.40%) Wi-Fi
4 12 (1.92%) MQTT
5 4 (0.64%) RS-232
5 4 (0.64%) RS-485
6 2 (0.32%) Modbus
6 2 (0.32%) RFID
6 2 (0.32%) Software-Defined Radio
7 1 (0.16%) AMQP
7 1 (0.16%) GSM
7 1 (0.16%) HTTP
7 1 (0.16%) Internet
7 1 (0.16%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 183 (29.23%) NoSQL
2 82 (13.10%) Big Data
3 52 (8.31%) PostgreSQL
4 48 (7.67%) Redis
5 35 (5.59%) SQL Server
6 20 (3.19%) MySQL
7 18 (2.88%) MongoDB
8 6 (0.96%) MariaDB
9 5 (0.80%) Amazon Redshift
9 5 (0.80%) Apache Hive
10 4 (0.64%) Hadoop
10 4 (0.64%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.48%) BigQuery
11 3 (0.48%) Cosmos DB
11 3 (0.48%) Data Lake
11 3 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.48%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (0.32%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.32%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 142 (22.68%) Git (software)
2 85 (13.58%) Subversion
3 83 (13.26%) Mercurial
4 77 (12.30%) Jenkins
5 34 (5.43%) Maven
6 26 (4.15%) JIRA
7 20 (3.19%) JUnit
8 19 (3.04%) Selenium
8 19 (3.04%) WebDriver
9 15 (2.40%) SoapUI
10 11 (1.76%) GitLab
10 11 (1.76%) Visual Studio
11 8 (1.28%) Jasmine
12 7 (1.12%) Babel
12 7 (1.12%) webpack
13 6 (0.96%) Cucumber
14 5 (0.80%) GoCD
15 4 (0.64%) Storybook
16 3 (0.48%) git-flow
16 3 (0.48%) SpecFlow
General
1 37 (5.91%) Finance
2 19 (3.04%) Marketing
3 17 (2.72%) Electronics
4 16 (2.56%) Public Sector
5 10 (1.60%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.44%) Law
7 7 (1.12%) Retail
8 5 (0.80%) Banking
8 5 (0.80%) Games
9 4 (0.64%) Automotive
10 3 (0.48%) Advertising
11 2 (0.32%) Military
11 2 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.32%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.16%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (23.64%) .NET
2 118 (18.85%) Node.js
3 92 (14.70%) AngularJS
4 71 (11.34%) HTML
5 67 (10.70%) React
6 58 (9.27%) .NET Core
7 57 (9.11%) CSS
8 56 (8.95%) ASP.NET
9 54 (8.63%) RabbitMQ
10 47 (7.51%) Vue.js
11 45 (7.19%) RESTful
12 41 (6.55%) Spring
13 32 (5.11%) ASP.NET Web API
14 31 (4.95%) Spring Boot
15 28 (4.47%) HTML5
16 26 (4.15%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 21 (3.35%) ASP.NET MVC
17 21 (3.35%) Web Services
18 17 (2.72%) REST
19 16 (2.56%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 98 (15.65%) Algorithms
2 84 (13.42%) Data Structures
3 40 (6.39%) Greenfield Project
4 32 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (3.51%) Mobile App
6 20 (3.19%) Management Information System
7 17 (2.72%) Device Driver
7 17 (2.72%) Embedded Systems
8 14 (2.24%) User Experience
9 13 (2.08%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 11 (1.76%) Self-Motivation
11 7 (1.12%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.64%) Fat Client
12 4 (0.64%) NHS
12 4 (0.64%) Thin Client
12 4 (0.64%) Video\Live Streaming
13 2 (0.32%) Analogue Electronics
13 2 (0.32%) FMCG
13 2 (0.32%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 60 (9.58%) Linux
2 18 (2.88%) Android
3 16 (2.56%) Apple iOS
4 14 (2.24%) Windows
5 7 (1.12%) Unix
6 4 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.32%) CentOS
7 2 (0.32%) Fedora
7 2 (0.32%) FreeRTOS
7 2 (0.32%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.16%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 1 (0.16%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 604 (96.49%) Software Engineering
2 288 (46.01%) Agile Software Development
3 168 (26.84%) TDD
4 142 (22.68%) OO
5 135 (21.57%) Continuous Integration
6 130 (20.77%) DevOps
7 97 (15.50%) Microservices
8 94 (15.02%) Unit Testing
9 77 (12.30%) OOP
9 77 (12.30%) Test Automation
10 72 (11.50%) Mathematics
11 67 (10.70%) MVC
12 54 (8.63%) Decision-Making
13 53 (8.47%) Problem-Solving
14 47 (7.51%) SOLID
15 44 (7.03%) Scrum
16 41 (6.55%) Computer Science
17 40 (6.39%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
17 40 (6.39%) Mentoring
18 39 (6.23%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 336 (53.67%) Java
2 281 (44.89%) C#
3 267 (42.65%) SQL
4 249 (39.78%) JavaScript
5 223 (35.62%) Python
6 140 (22.36%) C++
7 76 (12.14%) Go
8 56 (8.95%) Ruby
9 48 (7.67%) Scala
10 44 (7.03%) TypeScript
11 42 (6.71%) Kotlin
12 38 (6.07%) C
13 27 (4.31%) PHP
14 21 (3.35%) Embedded C
15 11 (1.76%) Apple Swift
15 11 (1.76%) Objective-C
16 10 (1.60%) ES6
17 9 (1.44%) Embedded C++
18 5 (0.80%) Assembly Language
19 3 (0.48%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 155 (24.76%) Degree
2 67 (10.70%) Numerate Degree
3 8 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (0.64%) AWS Certification
4 4 (0.64%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.48%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.16%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.44%) QA
2 4 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.16%) ISO 26262
3 1 (0.16%) MISRA
3 1 (0.16%) MISRA C
System Software
1 98 (15.65%) Docker
2 5 (0.80%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 89 (14.22%) Kubernetes
2 51 (8.15%) Terraform
3 37 (5.91%) Ansible
4 2 (0.32%) Prometheus
4 2 (0.32%) Puppet
5 1 (0.16%) Cobbler
5 1 (0.16%) Grafana
5 1 (0.16%) Kibana
5 1 (0.16%) Nagios
5 1 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.16%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 32 (5.11%) Microsoft
2 22 (3.51%) Google
2 22 (3.51%) Oracle
3 9 (1.44%) Xamarin
4 7 (1.12%) IBM
5 4 (0.64%) Red Hat
6 3 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.16%) Embarcadero
7 1 (0.16%) SAP
7 1 (0.16%) Sparx
7 1 (0.16%) Splunk
7 1 (0.16%) TIBCO