Period
to 27 January 2020

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 27 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > North of England
6 months to
27 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 21 19 26
Rank change year-on-year -2 +7 +2
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 1,392 1,818 1,861
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 8.70% 9.58% 7.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.46% 10.41% 8.42%
Number of salaries quoted 973 1,568 1,545
North of England median annual salary £50,000 £46,528 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.46% -2.05% +11.76%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £72,660 £66,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +6.80% +3.00%

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 14,709 17,456 22,105
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 91.89% 92.00% 92.25%
Number of salaries quoted 11,759 14,094 18,199
North of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% 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 percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in the North of England over the 6 months to 27 January 2020.

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 27 January 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
North West 0 712 £51,500 +3.00% 229
Yorkshire -4 514 £50,000 +11.11% 157
North East +3 166 £47,500 -1.99% 53
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 27 January 2020, 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.

1 724 (52.01%) Agile Software Development
2 509 (36.57%) JavaScript
3 484 (34.77%) C#
4 467 (33.55%) Java
5 443 (31.82%) .NET
6 345 (24.78%) SQL
7 327 (23.49%) AWS
8 264 (18.97%) Azure
9 260 (18.68%) Git (software)
10 258 (18.53%) Problem-Solving
11 257 (18.46%) DevOps
12 256 (18.39%) TDD
13 246 (17.67%) Scrum
14 243 (17.46%) Microservices
15 232 (16.67%) HTML
16 220 (15.80%) MVC
17 215 (15.45%) Mentoring
18 214 (15.37%) Degree
19 212 (15.23%) Finance
20 204 (14.66%) Python
21 197 (14.15%) AngularJS
22 192 (13.79%) Node.js
23 190 (13.65%) React
24 185 (13.29%) ASP.NET
25 183 (13.15%) C++
26 182 (13.07%) Computer Science
26 182 (13.07%) Continuous Integration
27 179 (12.86%) SQL Server
28 168 (12.07%) Sage
28 168 (12.07%) Coaching

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 45 (3.23%) Confluence
2 26 (1.87%) IIS
3 25 (1.80%) Elasticsearch
4 12 (0.86%) CMS
5 11 (0.79%) SharePoint
5 11 (0.79%) WordPress
6 10 (0.72%) Apache Spark
6 10 (0.72%) Drupal
7 9 (0.65%) Cloud Foundry
7 9 (0.65%) nginx
8 4 (0.29%) Appian
8 4 (0.29%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.29%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.14%) NServiceBus
9 2 (0.14%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.072%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.072%) Apache
10 1 (0.072%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (0.86%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 9 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.14%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.14%) InDesign
4 2 (0.14%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.14%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.072%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (0.36%) Sage 200
1 5 (0.36%) Sage 50
2 3 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.14%) Magento
4 1 (0.072%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.072%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.072%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 327 (23.49%) AWS
2 264 (18.97%) Azure
3 74 (5.32%) SaaS
4 73 (5.24%) Serverless
5 61 (4.38%) GCP
6 59 (4.24%) GitHub
7 52 (3.74%) AWS Lambda
8 47 (3.38%) Amazon EC2
9 30 (2.16%) Amazon S3
10 26 (1.87%) FinancialForce
10 26 (1.87%) Force.com
11 23 (1.65%) Amazon SQS
12 18 (1.29%) Sage Pay
13 16 (1.15%) IaaS
13 16 (1.15%) PaaS
14 11 (0.79%) Amazon ECS
14 11 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
15 10 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
15 10 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 7 (0.50%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (2.23%) TCP/IP
2 20 (1.44%) Internet
3 14 (1.01%) HTTP
4 13 (0.93%) Wireless
5 12 (0.86%) Bluetooth
6 11 (0.79%) MQTT
6 11 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
7 10 (0.72%) RTP
7 10 (0.72%) SMS
7 10 (0.72%) VoIP
8 8 (0.57%) DHCP
9 7 (0.50%) Broadband
9 7 (0.50%) IPv6
10 6 (0.43%) AMQP
10 6 (0.43%) LTE
10 6 (0.43%) SSL
11 5 (0.36%) DNS
11 5 (0.36%) GSM
11 5 (0.36%) RFID
11 5 (0.36%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 179 (12.86%) SQL Server
2 153 (10.99%) NoSQL
3 133 (9.55%) MongoDB
4 132 (9.48%) MySQL
5 104 (7.47%) PostgreSQL
6 78 (5.60%) Relational Database
7 67 (4.81%) Redis
8 51 (3.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 47 (3.38%) Big Data
10 33 (2.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 27 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 24 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
13 22 (1.58%) RDBMS
14 18 (1.29%) Amazon RDS
14 18 (1.29%) Neo4j
15 14 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
16 12 (0.86%) Hadoop
17 8 (0.57%) Apache Cassandra
18 7 (0.50%) Flink
18 7 (0.50%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 260 (18.68%) Git (software)
2 115 (8.26%) Jenkins
3 98 (7.04%) JIRA
4 54 (3.88%) Selenium
5 53 (3.81%) GitLab
6 51 (3.66%) Subversion
7 37 (2.66%) Visual Studio
8 36 (2.59%) Eclipse
9 28 (2.01%) NetBeans
10 24 (1.72%) Cucumber
11 21 (1.51%) webpack
12 20 (1.44%) Bitbucket
13 18 (1.29%) IntelliJ
13 18 (1.29%) JMeter
13 18 (1.29%) SoapUI
13 18 (1.29%) SpecFlow
14 17 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
14 17 (1.22%) Visual Studio Team System
15 15 (1.08%) Gatling
16 14 (1.01%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 212 (15.23%) Finance
2 86 (6.18%) Banking
3 49 (3.52%) Marketing
4 42 (3.02%) Public Sector
5 41 (2.95%) Retail
6 30 (2.16%) Games
7 29 (2.08%) Aerospace
7 29 (2.08%) Automotive
7 29 (2.08%) Legal
8 26 (1.87%) Military
9 13 (0.93%) Back Office
10 12 (0.86%) Telecoms
11 9 (0.65%) Avionics
12 7 (0.50%) Manufacturing
12 7 (0.50%) Online Betting
13 5 (0.36%) Electronics
13 5 (0.36%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.36%) Law
14 4 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.14%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 720 (51.72%) Software Engineer
2 385 (27.66%) Developer
3 240 (17.24%) Senior Software Engineer
4 114 (8.19%) Software Developer
5 110 (7.90%) C# Developer
6 99 (7.11%) Java Engineer
7 93 (6.68%) Java Software Engineer
8 82 (5.89%) .NET Developer
9 75 (5.39%) .NET Software Engineer
10 67 (4.81%) Senior Developer
11 53 (3.81%) C# Software Engineer
12 52 (3.74%) Java Developer
13 51 (3.66%) C# .NET Developer
14 49 (3.52%) Junior
15 45 (3.23%) Lead Software Engineer
15 45 (3.23%) Principal Engineer
15 45 (3.23%) Senior Java Engineer
15 45 (3.23%) Senior Java Software Engineer
16 41 (2.95%) JavaScript Engineer
17 39 (2.80%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 443 (31.82%) .NET
2 232 (16.67%) HTML
3 197 (14.15%) AngularJS
4 192 (13.79%) Node.js
5 190 (13.65%) React
6 185 (13.29%) ASP.NET
7 167 (12.00%) CSS
8 152 (10.92%) Web Services
9 130 (9.34%) .NET Core
10 119 (8.55%) ASP.NET MVC
11 115 (8.26%) Spring
12 105 (7.54%) REST
13 104 (7.47%) Spring Boot
14 96 (6.90%) RESTful
15 95 (6.82%) .NET Framework
16 90 (6.47%) HTML5
17 83 (5.96%) Swagger
18 75 (5.39%) jQuery
19 66 (4.74%) Redux
20 58 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 112 (8.05%) Greenfield Project
2 85 (6.11%) Mobile App
3 82 (5.89%) Enterprise Software
4 67 (4.81%) User Experience
5 54 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
5 54 (3.88%) Self-Motivation
6 47 (3.38%) Cloud Native
7 29 (2.08%) Algorithms
8 21 (1.51%) Hybrid Cloud
9 20 (1.44%) Embedded Systems
10 15 (1.08%) Data Structures
10 15 (1.08%) NHS
11 13 (0.93%) Internet of Things
12 12 (0.86%) Device Driver
13 11 (0.79%) Client/Server
13 11 (0.79%) Derivative
13 11 (0.79%) Smartphone
14 10 (0.72%) Hedge funds
14 10 (0.72%) IVR
14 10 (0.72%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 142 (10.20%) Linux
2 69 (4.96%) Windows
3 51 (3.66%) Android
4 49 (3.52%) Apple iOS
5 31 (2.23%) Unix
6 14 (1.01%) Mac OS X
7 10 (0.72%) CentOS
7 10 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (0.57%) Embedded Linux
8 8 (0.57%) Windows 10
9 6 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.29%) Tizen
11 2 (0.14%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 1 (0.072%) Debian
12 1 (0.072%) SUSE
12 1 (0.072%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.072%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 724 (52.01%) Agile Software Development
2 258 (18.53%) Problem-Solving
3 257 (18.46%) DevOps
4 256 (18.39%) TDD
5 246 (17.67%) Scrum
6 243 (17.46%) Microservices
7 220 (15.80%) MVC
8 215 (15.45%) Mentoring
9 182 (13.07%) Computer Science
9 182 (13.07%) Continuous Integration
10 168 (12.07%) Coaching
11 166 (11.93%) Test Automation
12 155 (11.14%) OO
13 116 (8.33%) Open Source
14 104 (7.47%) SDLC
15 89 (6.39%) BDD
16 82 (5.89%) OOP
17 75 (5.39%) SOA
17 75 (5.39%) Unit Testing
18 73 (5.24%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 509 (36.57%) JavaScript
2 484 (34.77%) C#
3 467 (33.55%) Java
4 345 (24.78%) SQL
5 204 (14.66%) Python
6 183 (13.15%) C++
7 115 (8.26%) PHP
8 105 (7.54%) C
9 57 (4.09%) Go
10 54 (3.88%) Ruby
11 46 (3.30%) Kotlin
11 46 (3.30%) TypeScript
12 40 (2.87%) Java 8
13 31 (2.23%) Scala
14 30 (2.16%) T-SQL
15 18 (1.29%) Lua
16 17 (1.22%) Shell Script
17 16 (1.15%) Bash Shell
17 16 (1.15%) R
18 15 (1.08%) ES6
Qualifications
1 214 (15.37%) Degree
2 87 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 31 (2.23%) Security Cleared
4 22 (1.58%) DV Cleared
5 16 (1.15%) SC Cleared
6 11 (0.79%) PMI Certification
7 8 (0.57%) Postgraduate
8 7 (0.50%) HND
9 6 (0.43%) CISM
9 6 (0.43%) CISSP
10 4 (0.29%) AWS Certification
10 4 (0.29%) DBS Check
10 4 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.22%) PhD
11 3 (0.22%) PMP
12 2 (0.14%) MCSA
13 1 (0.072%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (8.41%) QA
2 9 (0.65%) GDPR
3 6 (0.43%) SLA
4 3 (0.22%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.14%) MISRA
6 1 (0.072%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.072%) ISO 26262
6 1 (0.072%) MISRA C
6 1 (0.072%) Solvency II
System Software
1 152 (10.92%) Docker
2 14 (1.01%) Firmware
2 14 (1.01%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 12 (0.86%) Active Directory
4 6 (0.43%) vSphere
5 1 (0.072%) HDFS
5 1 (0.072%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.072%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.072%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.072%) zsh
Systems Management
1 143 (10.27%) Kubernetes
2 66 (4.74%) Terraform
3 35 (2.51%) Ansible
4 32 (2.30%) Puppet
5 29 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (1.01%) Tivoli
7 7 (0.50%) Prometheus
8 6 (0.43%) Packer
9 5 (0.36%) Kibana
9 5 (0.36%) Nagios
10 4 (0.29%) ZABBIX
11 3 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 2 (0.14%) Docker Swarm
12 2 (0.14%) Grafana
12 2 (0.14%) Salt
13 1 (0.072%) cPanel
13 1 (0.072%) Hadoop YARN
13 1 (0.072%) Istio
13 1 (0.072%) linkerd
13 1 (0.072%) Rancher
Vendors
1 168 (12.07%) Sage
2 146 (10.49%) Microsoft
3 43 (3.09%) Salesforce.com
4 39 (2.80%) Google
5 37 (2.66%) Oracle
6 26 (1.87%) Advent
6 26 (1.87%) IBM
6 26 (1.87%) Xamarin
7 24 (1.72%) ServiceNow
8 18 (1.29%) Dynatrace
9 17 (1.22%) Atlassian
10 13 (0.93%) MathWorks
10 13 (0.93%) Zend
11 12 (0.86%) Adobe
12 10 (0.72%) Avaya
12 10 (0.72%) Genesys
13 7 (0.50%) Perforce
14 6 (0.43%) TOWER Software
14 6 (0.43%) UiPath
14 6 (0.43%) VMware