Period
to 21 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North of England with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 6 months to 21 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > North of England
6 months to
21 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 14 21 20
Rank change year-on-year +7 -1 +6
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 1,069 1,426 1,819
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 11.19% 8.79% 9.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.04% 9.55% 10.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1,196 1,079 1,619
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £73,750 £67,171
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +9.09% +4.76%

Software Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the North of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 8,879 14,939 17,696
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 92.92% 92.06% 92.02%
Number of salaries quoted 7,479 12,065 14,429
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £30,750 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North of England.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in the North of England

Software Engineering
Salary Trend in the North of England

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

Salary trend for Software Engineering in the North of England

Software Engineering
Salary Histogram in the North of England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Engineering in the North of England over the 6 months to 21 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Software Engineering in the North of England

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the North of England region over the 6 months to 21 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 +10 500 £52,500 +5.00% 105
North West +7 477 £55,000 +4.76% 189
North East -5 92 £48,750 +2.63% 31
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2021, IT jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 529 (49.49%) Agile Software Development
2 432 (40.41%) Java
3 422 (39.48%) C#
4 413 (38.63%) JavaScript
5 401 (37.51%) SQL
6 307 (28.72%) .NET
7 294 (27.50%) AWS
8 293 (27.41%) Python
9 249 (23.29%) DevOps
10 228 (21.33%) Degree
11 226 (21.14%) Azure
12 218 (20.39%) NoSQL
12 218 (20.39%) TDD
13 213 (19.93%) Git (software)
14 186 (17.40%) Node.js
15 172 (16.09%) OO
16 170 (15.90%) Microservices
17 169 (15.81%) Continuous Integration
18 157 (14.69%) Docker
19 155 (14.50%) AngularJS
20 154 (14.41%) C++
21 149 (13.94%) HTML
22 148 (13.84%) .NET Core
23 144 (13.47%) Unit Testing
24 143 (13.38%) React
25 138 (12.91%) Kubernetes
26 135 (12.63%) Scrum
27 130 (12.16%) CSS
28 127 (11.88%) MVC
29 121 (11.32%) ASP.NET

Software Engineering
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 60 (5.61%) Elasticsearch
2 45 (4.21%) nginx
3 28 (2.62%) Confluence
4 9 (0.84%) CMS
5 7 (0.65%) Apache Spark
5 7 (0.65%) NServiceBus
5 7 (0.65%) Umbraco
6 6 (0.56%) Apache
7 5 (0.47%) Headless CMS
8 4 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (0.37%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.19%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.19%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.19%) WordPress
10 1 (0.094%) Apache Airflow
10 1 (0.094%) JBoss
10 1 (0.094%) Luigi
10 1 (0.094%) Mule ESB
10 1 (0.094%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.094%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (0.75%) Chatbot
2 3 (0.28%) AutoCAD
3 2 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.19%) InVision
3 2 (0.19%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.19%) Sketch
3 2 (0.19%) Zeplin
4 1 (0.094%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.094%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.094%) Magento
1 1 (0.094%) Sentinel
1 1 (0.094%) Shopify
1 1 (0.094%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 294 (27.50%) AWS
2 226 (21.14%) Azure
3 116 (10.85%) GCP
4 48 (4.49%) Serverless
5 43 (4.02%) AWS CloudFormation
6 29 (2.71%) AWS Lambda
6 29 (2.71%) SaaS
7 19 (1.78%) Cloud Computing
8 15 (1.40%) GitHub
9 13 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
10 9 (0.84%) Amazon ECS
11 8 (0.75%) Amazon S3
11 8 (0.75%) IaaS
11 8 (0.75%) PaaS
12 7 (0.65%) Logic Apps
13 5 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
13 5 (0.47%) NuGet
14 4 (0.37%) AWS CodeBuild
14 4 (0.37%) AWS IoT
14 4 (0.37%) DigitalOcean
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.06%) Wireless
2 20 (1.87%) Ethernet
3 17 (1.59%) TCP/IP
4 16 (1.50%) Wi-Fi
5 15 (1.40%) Bluetooth
6 12 (1.12%) MQTT
7 5 (0.47%) HTTP
8 4 (0.37%) RS-232
8 4 (0.37%) RS-485
9 2 (0.19%) AMQP
9 2 (0.19%) Internet
9 2 (0.19%) Modbus
9 2 (0.19%) RFID
9 2 (0.19%) SMS
9 2 (0.19%) Software-Defined Radio
10 1 (0.094%) DHCP
10 1 (0.094%) DNS
10 1 (0.094%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.094%) SAN
10 1 (0.094%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 218 (20.39%) NoSQL
2 115 (10.76%) SQL Server
3 93 (8.70%) Big Data
4 71 (6.64%) PostgreSQL
5 54 (5.05%) Redis
6 39 (3.65%) MySQL
7 35 (3.27%) MongoDB
8 29 (2.71%) Relational Database
9 23 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
10 16 (1.50%) BigQuery
10 16 (1.50%) Data Lake
11 12 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
12 10 (0.94%) Amazon RDS
12 10 (0.94%) CloverETL
12 10 (0.94%) Hadoop
12 10 (0.94%) SQL Server 2016
12 10 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 9 (0.84%) Apache Hive
14 8 (0.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 6 (0.56%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 213 (19.93%) Git (software)
2 96 (8.98%) Jenkins
3 95 (8.89%) Subversion
4 89 (8.33%) Mercurial
5 42 (3.93%) JIRA
6 35 (3.27%) Visual Studio
7 30 (2.81%) JUnit
8 28 (2.62%) Maven
9 24 (2.25%) Bitbucket
9 24 (2.25%) webpack
10 18 (1.68%) GitLab
11 16 (1.50%) Babel
12 11 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 9 (0.84%) Jasmine
13 9 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
14 8 (0.75%) gulp
14 8 (0.75%) Selenium
14 8 (0.75%) Spinnaker
15 7 (0.65%) Cucumber
15 7 (0.65%) Hudson
General
1 84 (7.86%) Finance
2 43 (4.02%) Marketing
3 24 (2.25%) Law
3 24 (2.25%) Public Sector
4 19 (1.78%) Electronics
5 14 (1.31%) Manufacturing
6 10 (0.94%) Games
7 9 (0.84%) Automotive
7 9 (0.84%) Retail
8 5 (0.47%) Advertising
8 5 (0.47%) Banking
9 3 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.28%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.19%) Legal
10 2 (0.19%) Military
11 1 (0.094%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.094%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 605 (56.59%) Software Engineer
2 312 (29.19%) Developer
3 141 (13.19%) Java Engineer
4 140 (13.10%) Senior Software Engineer
5 135 (12.63%) Java Software Engineer
6 87 (8.14%) Senior Developer
7 74 (6.92%) Software Developer
8 68 (6.36%) C# Developer
9 65 (6.08%) .NET Developer
10 61 (5.71%) C# Software Engineer
10 61 (5.71%) Python Engineer
10 61 (5.71%) Python Software Engineer
11 57 (5.33%) Java Developer
12 51 (4.77%) .NET Software Engineer
13 42 (3.93%) DevOps Engineer
14 40 (3.74%) Embedded Engineer
15 38 (3.55%) Embedded Software Engineer
16 30 (2.81%) C++ Software Engineer
17 29 (2.71%) Lead Software Engineer
17 29 (2.71%) Senior Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 307 (28.72%) .NET
2 186 (17.40%) Node.js
3 155 (14.50%) AngularJS
4 149 (13.94%) HTML
5 148 (13.84%) .NET Core
6 143 (13.38%) React
7 130 (12.16%) CSS
8 121 (11.32%) ASP.NET
9 74 (6.92%) Spring
10 72 (6.74%) Vue.js
11 71 (6.64%) REST
12 69 (6.45%) RabbitMQ
12 69 (6.45%) RESTful
13 57 (5.33%) ASP.NET MVC
14 55 (5.14%) Spring Boot
15 54 (5.05%) HTML5
16 45 (4.21%) ASP.NET Web API
17 44 (4.12%) .NET Framework
18 41 (3.84%) jQuery
19 38 (3.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 119 (11.13%) Algorithms
2 104 (9.73%) Data Structures
3 62 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
4 56 (5.24%) Management Information System
5 50 (4.68%) Greenfield Project
6 48 (4.49%) Mobile App
7 39 (3.65%) User Experience
8 31 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
9 19 (1.78%) Embedded Systems
10 18 (1.68%) Device Driver
11 13 (1.22%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 12 (1.12%) NHS
12 12 (1.12%) Self-Motivation
13 10 (0.94%) Virtual Team
14 7 (0.65%) Video\Live Streaming
15 5 (0.47%) Blog
15 5 (0.47%) Cloud Native
16 4 (0.37%) Fat Client
16 4 (0.37%) Thin Client
17 2 (0.19%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 119 (11.13%) Linux
2 40 (3.74%) Apple iOS
3 37 (3.46%) Android
4 33 (3.09%) Windows
5 12 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (0.94%) CentOS
7 9 (0.84%) Unix
8 3 (0.28%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.28%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.19%) Fedora
9 2 (0.19%) FreeRTOS
9 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.094%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.094%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.094%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 1 (0.094%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 529 (49.49%) Agile Software Development
2 249 (23.29%) DevOps
3 218 (20.39%) TDD
4 172 (16.09%) OO
5 170 (15.90%) Microservices
6 169 (15.81%) Continuous Integration
7 144 (13.47%) Unit Testing
8 135 (12.63%) Scrum
9 127 (11.88%) MVC
10 117 (10.94%) Computer Science
11 115 (10.76%) Test Automation
12 92 (8.61%) OOP
13 91 (8.51%) Problem-Solving
14 88 (8.23%) Mentoring
15 78 (7.30%) SOLID
16 77 (7.20%) Mathematics
17 76 (7.11%) Decision-Making
18 72 (6.74%) Project Management
19 61 (5.71%) Front End Development
20 58 (5.43%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 432 (40.41%) Java
2 422 (39.48%) C#
3 413 (38.63%) JavaScript
4 401 (37.51%) SQL
5 293 (27.41%) Python
6 154 (14.41%) C++
7 91 (8.51%) Go
8 78 (7.30%) TypeScript
9 75 (7.02%) Ruby
10 54 (5.05%) Scala
11 47 (4.40%) C
11 47 (4.40%) PHP
12 44 (4.12%) Kotlin
13 40 (3.74%) T-SQL
14 22 (2.06%) Embedded C
14 22 (2.06%) ES6
15 14 (1.31%) R
16 13 (1.22%) Apple Swift
17 11 (1.03%) Embedded C++
17 11 (1.03%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 228 (21.33%) Degree
2 68 (6.36%) Numerate Degree
3 24 (2.25%) Computer Science Degree
4 11 (1.03%) AWS Certification
4 11 (1.03%) Security Cleared
5 5 (0.47%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.28%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.28%) ISEB
6 3 (0.28%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (4.02%) QA
2 12 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.37%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.28%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.19%) SLA
6 1 (0.094%) ISO 26262
6 1 (0.094%) MISRA
6 1 (0.094%) MISRA C
System Software
1 157 (14.69%) Docker
2 5 (0.47%) Firmware
3 2 (0.19%) HDFS
4 1 (0.094%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.094%) NFS
4 1 (0.094%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 138 (12.91%) Kubernetes
2 94 (8.79%) Terraform
3 53 (4.96%) Ansible
4 13 (1.22%) Puppet
5 10 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (0.84%) Prometheus
7 8 (0.75%) Grafana
8 7 (0.65%) Graphite
9 6 (0.56%) Nagios
9 6 (0.56%) Packer
10 4 (0.37%) Consul
10 4 (0.37%) Docker Swarm
10 4 (0.37%) Kibana
11 3 (0.28%) logstash
12 2 (0.19%) Oozie
13 1 (0.094%) Cobbler
13 1 (0.094%) Icinga
13 1 (0.094%) Microsoft Intune
13 1 (0.094%) Salt
13 1 (0.094%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 95 (8.89%) Microsoft
2 43 (4.02%) Oracle
3 37 (3.46%) Google
4 25 (2.34%) Atlassian
5 19 (1.78%) Xamarin
6 8 (0.75%) IBM
7 5 (0.47%) Red Hat
8 3 (0.28%) Adobe
8 3 (0.28%) NVIDIA
8 3 (0.28%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.28%) VMware
9 2 (0.19%) Cisco
9 2 (0.19%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.094%) Aruba
10 1 (0.094%) Sage
10 1 (0.094%) SaltStack
10 1 (0.094%) Splunk
10 1 (0.094%) TOWER Software
10 1 (0.094%) Xilinx
10 1 (0.094%) Zend