Period
to 16 April 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 16 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > North of England
6 months to
16 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 13 19 17
Rank change year-on-year +6 -2 +6
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 1,274 1,350 2,011
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 10.89% 9.26% 10.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.74% 10.10% 11.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1,157 1,086 1,615
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,750 £32,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,500 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £54,653 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.31% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £63,750 £61,250 £57,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £61,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +2.50% +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 10,848 13,363 17,565
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 92.69% 91.71% 92.35%
Number of salaries quoted 8,838 10,862 13,911
10th Percentile £29,500 £27,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% +5.88%
75th Percentile £61,250 £58,000 £56,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £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 16 April 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 16 April 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
North West +6 625 £55,000 +4.76% 198
Yorkshire +2 533 £52,500 +5.00% 127
North East 0 116 £55,000 +15.79% 33
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 640 (50.24%) Agile Software Development
2 535 (41.99%) Java
3 520 (40.82%) C#
4 489 (38.38%) JavaScript
5 482 (37.83%) AWS
6 470 (36.89%) SQL
7 346 (27.16%) Python
8 336 (26.37%) .NET
9 330 (25.90%) DevOps
10 292 (22.92%) Azure
11 280 (21.98%) Docker
12 264 (20.72%) TDD
13 251 (19.70%) NoSQL
14 231 (18.13%) C++
15 229 (17.97%) Kubernetes
16 227 (17.82%) Git (software)
17 219 (17.19%) Node.js
18 206 (16.17%) OO
19 205 (16.09%) AngularJS
20 203 (15.93%) Linux
21 184 (14.44%) React
22 179 (14.05%) .NET Core
22 179 (14.05%) Degree
23 172 (13.50%) HTML
24 166 (13.03%) Microservices
25 165 (12.95%) Terraform
26 164 (12.87%) OOP
27 161 (12.64%) Continuous Integration
28 158 (12.40%) GCP
29 155 (12.17%) CSS

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 57 (4.47%) Elasticsearch
2 51 (4.00%) nginx
3 29 (2.28%) Confluence
4 16 (1.26%) Apache Spark
5 14 (1.10%) CMS
6 7 (0.55%) Apache
7 5 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
7 5 (0.39%) Umbraco
8 4 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (0.31%) NServiceBus
9 3 (0.24%) Headless CMS
9 3 (0.24%) IIS
9 3 (0.24%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.16%) Apache Airflow
10 2 (0.16%) Luigi
10 2 (0.16%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.078%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.078%) JBoss
11 1 (0.078%) Jetty
11 1 (0.078%) Mule
Applications
1 2 (0.16%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.078%) Adobe XD
2 1 (0.078%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.078%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.078%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 7 (0.55%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 3 (0.24%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.16%) Magento
3 2 (0.16%) SAP Business One
3 2 (0.16%) Shopify
4 1 (0.078%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 482 (37.83%) AWS
2 292 (22.92%) Azure
3 158 (12.40%) GCP
4 78 (6.12%) AWS CloudFormation
5 50 (3.92%) Serverless
6 42 (3.30%) SaaS
7 24 (1.88%) AWS Lambda
8 20 (1.57%) Amazon EC2
9 17 (1.33%) AWS IoT
10 16 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
11 15 (1.18%) GitHub
12 9 (0.71%) Amazon Kinesis
13 8 (0.63%) Amazon S3
13 8 (0.63%) Amazon SQS
14 7 (0.55%) Amazon ECS
14 7 (0.55%) PaaS
15 6 (0.47%) npm
15 6 (0.47%) NuGet
16 5 (0.39%) IaaS
17 4 (0.31%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 41 (3.22%) Wireless
2 27 (2.12%) TCP/IP
3 24 (1.88%) Ethernet
3 24 (1.88%) Wi-Fi
4 22 (1.73%) Bluetooth
5 16 (1.26%) MQTT
6 6 (0.47%) Internet
6 6 (0.47%) Modbus
6 6 (0.47%) RS-422
6 6 (0.47%) SNMP
7 4 (0.31%) Broadband
8 3 (0.24%) DLNA
8 3 (0.24%) HTTP
8 3 (0.24%) LAN
8 3 (0.24%) RFID
8 3 (0.24%) UPnP
8 3 (0.24%) ZigBee
9 2 (0.16%) SMS
9 2 (0.16%) Software-Defined Radio
9 2 (0.16%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 251 (19.70%) NoSQL
2 118 (9.26%) SQL Server
3 105 (8.24%) Big Data
4 95 (7.46%) PostgreSQL
5 64 (5.02%) MySQL
6 63 (4.95%) MongoDB
7 58 (4.55%) Redis
8 29 (2.28%) Relational Database
9 22 (1.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 19 (1.49%) Amazon RDS
10 19 (1.49%) Hadoop
11 14 (1.10%) Apache Hive
11 14 (1.10%) Oracle Database
12 10 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
12 10 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
13 8 (0.63%) Cosmos DB
14 7 (0.55%) GIS
14 7 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
14 7 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 6 (0.47%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 227 (17.82%) Git (software)
2 139 (10.91%) Jenkins
3 94 (7.38%) Subversion
4 88 (6.91%) Mercurial
5 65 (5.10%) JUnit
5 65 (5.10%) Maven
6 44 (3.45%) JIRA
7 36 (2.83%) Visual Studio
8 23 (1.81%) GitLab
9 21 (1.65%) webpack
10 17 (1.33%) Selenium
11 14 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
12 13 (1.02%) Cucumber
13 11 (0.86%) Babel
13 11 (0.86%) Bitbucket
14 10 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 10 (0.78%) Gradle
14 10 (0.78%) Hudson
14 10 (0.78%) SonarQube
15 9 (0.71%) Jasmine
General
1 115 (9.03%) Finance
2 43 (3.38%) Marketing
3 29 (2.28%) Law
4 26 (2.04%) Banking
5 24 (1.88%) Electronics
5 24 (1.88%) Public Sector
6 22 (1.73%) Games
7 21 (1.65%) Manufacturing
8 17 (1.33%) Retail
9 13 (1.02%) Legal
10 12 (0.94%) Telecoms
11 8 (0.63%) Military
12 6 (0.47%) Publishing
13 5 (0.39%) French Language
13 5 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.31%) Advertising
15 3 (0.24%) Automotive
16 2 (0.16%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.16%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 702 (55.10%) Software Engineer
2 391 (30.69%) Developer
3 149 (11.70%) Java Engineer
4 142 (11.15%) Java Software Engineer
5 137 (10.75%) Senior Software Engineer
6 118 (9.26%) C# Developer
7 113 (8.87%) Senior Developer
8 82 (6.44%) .NET Developer
9 69 (5.42%) Python Engineer
9 69 (5.42%) Python Software Engineer
10 67 (5.26%) Java Developer
11 55 (4.32%) Software Developer
12 46 (3.61%) C++ Software Engineer
13 45 (3.53%) Lead Software Engineer
14 43 (3.38%) Embedded Engineer
15 42 (3.30%) C# .NET Developer
15 42 (3.30%) DevOps Engineer
15 42 (3.30%) Embedded Software Engineer
16 41 (3.22%) C# Software Engineer
17 39 (3.06%) JavaScript Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 336 (26.37%) .NET
2 219 (17.19%) Node.js
3 205 (16.09%) AngularJS
4 184 (14.44%) React
5 179 (14.05%) .NET Core
6 172 (13.50%) HTML
7 155 (12.17%) CSS
8 138 (10.83%) Spring
9 122 (9.58%) Vue.js
10 107 (8.40%) ASP.NET
11 103 (8.08%) Spring Boot
12 87 (6.83%) RabbitMQ
13 80 (6.28%) RESTful
14 68 (5.34%) Web Services
15 59 (4.63%) .NET Framework
16 53 (4.16%) REST
17 51 (4.00%) HTML5
18 50 (3.92%) Kafka
19 46 (3.61%) ASP.NET MVC
20 38 (2.98%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 76 (5.97%) Greenfield Project
2 65 (5.10%) Algorithms
3 53 (4.16%) Data Structures
3 53 (4.16%) Mobile App
4 46 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
5 34 (2.67%) User Experience
6 33 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
7 32 (2.51%) Embedded Systems
8 23 (1.81%) Management Information System
9 22 (1.73%) Device Driver
10 13 (1.02%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 12 (0.94%) Cloud Native
12 11 (0.86%) Virtual Team
13 10 (0.78%) NHS
13 10 (0.78%) Self-Motivation
14 7 (0.55%) Public Cloud
15 6 (0.47%) Cyberattack
15 6 (0.47%) Fat Client
15 6 (0.47%) Thin Client
15 6 (0.47%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 203 (15.93%) Linux
2 42 (3.30%) Android
3 31 (2.43%) Apple iOS
3 31 (2.43%) Windows
4 23 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (1.02%) Embedded Linux
6 12 (0.94%) Unix
7 10 (0.78%) CentOS
8 4 (0.31%) FreeRTOS
9 2 (0.16%) Fedora
9 2 (0.16%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.16%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.078%) VMS
10 1 (0.078%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 640 (50.24%) Agile Software Development
2 330 (25.90%) DevOps
3 264 (20.72%) TDD
4 206 (16.17%) OO
5 166 (13.03%) Microservices
6 164 (12.87%) OOP
7 161 (12.64%) Continuous Integration
8 136 (10.68%) MVC
9 134 (10.52%) Unit Testing
10 129 (10.13%) Test Automation
11 119 (9.34%) Scrum
12 109 (8.56%) SOLID
13 97 (7.61%) Mentoring
14 95 (7.46%) Computer Science
15 91 (7.14%) Mathematics
16 83 (6.51%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
16 83 (6.51%) Problem-Solving
17 73 (5.73%) Decision-Making
18 72 (5.65%) SDLC
19 70 (5.49%) API Development
Programming Languages
1 535 (41.99%) Java
2 520 (40.82%) C#
3 489 (38.38%) JavaScript
4 470 (36.89%) SQL
5 346 (27.16%) Python
6 231 (18.13%) C++
7 138 (10.83%) Go
8 115 (9.03%) TypeScript
9 106 (8.32%) Ruby
10 104 (8.16%) Scala
11 77 (6.04%) Kotlin
12 71 (5.57%) T-SQL
13 69 (5.42%) C
14 45 (3.53%) PHP
15 26 (2.04%) ES6
16 12 (0.94%) Bash Shell
16 12 (0.94%) Embedded C
17 11 (0.86%) Embedded C++
18 10 (0.78%) Java 8
18 10 (0.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 179 (14.05%) Degree
2 74 (5.81%) Numerate Degree
3 45 (3.53%) Security Cleared
4 37 (2.90%) SC Cleared
5 24 (1.88%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (0.55%) AWS Certification
7 6 (0.47%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.24%) ISEB
8 3 (0.24%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.16%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.16%) CCNA
9 2 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.16%) RHCE
9 2 (0.16%) RHCSA
10 1 (0.078%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (3.30%) QA
2 11 (0.86%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.39%) SLA
5 4 (0.31%) GDPR
5 4 (0.31%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.24%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.078%) ISO 26262
7 1 (0.078%) MISRA
7 1 (0.078%) MISRA C
System Software
1 280 (21.98%) Docker
2 10 (0.78%) Firmware
3 3 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.16%) HDFS
5 1 (0.078%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 229 (17.97%) Kubernetes
2 165 (12.95%) Terraform
3 67 (5.26%) Ansible
4 11 (0.86%) Packer
5 9 (0.71%) Consul
5 9 (0.71%) Docker Swarm
6 8 (0.63%) HP Fortify
6 8 (0.63%) Nagios
6 8 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (0.47%) Puppet
8 4 (0.31%) Prometheus
9 3 (0.24%) Grafana
9 3 (0.24%) Kibana
10 2 (0.16%) Graphite
10 2 (0.16%) logstash
10 2 (0.16%) Oozie
11 1 (0.078%) Cobbler
11 1 (0.078%) Perfmon
11 1 (0.078%) Rancher
11 1 (0.078%) Salt
Vendors
1 127 (9.97%) Microsoft
2 82 (6.44%) Oracle
3 22 (1.73%) Red Hat
4 21 (1.65%) Google
5 19 (1.49%) Atlassian
6 18 (1.41%) Xamarin
7 15 (1.18%) IBM
8 8 (0.63%) HP
9 7 (0.55%) Cisco
9 7 (0.55%) Sparx
10 6 (0.47%) Adobe
10 6 (0.47%) Instagram
11 5 (0.39%) Avaya
11 5 (0.39%) Sitecore
12 4 (0.31%) Embarcadero
12 4 (0.31%) Genesys
12 4 (0.31%) SAP
13 3 (0.24%) VMware
14 2 (0.16%) Ekahau
14 2 (0.16%) Zend