Period
to 23 September 2019

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 23 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > North of England
6 months to
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 17 24 28
Rank change year-on-year +7 +4 +8
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 1,886 1,907 1,803
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 9.96% 8.73% 7.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.74% 9.52% 8.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1,331 1,523 1,511
North of England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £69,750 £67,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -

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 17,563 20,040 22,288
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 92.72% 91.76% 92.12%
Number of salaries quoted 13,583 16,291 18,208
North of England median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,140 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.71% +0.28% -

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 23 September 2019.

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 23 September 2019. 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 +8 1,083 £50,000 - 211
Yorkshire -3 643 £50,000 +11.11% 135
North East +3 159 £45,000 - 34
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2019, 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.

1 987 (52.33%) Agile Software Development
2 651 (34.52%) JavaScript
3 632 (33.51%) Java
4 626 (33.19%) C#
5 566 (30.01%) .NET
6 443 (23.49%) SQL
7 440 (23.33%) DevOps
8 386 (20.47%) TDD
9 382 (20.25%) Git (software)
10 342 (18.13%) AWS
11 329 (17.44%) Continuous Integration
12 319 (16.91%) C++
13 314 (16.65%) HTML
14 310 (16.44%) Finance
15 307 (16.28%) Problem-Solving
16 304 (16.12%) Degree
17 292 (15.48%) Mentoring
18 291 (15.43%) Python
19 280 (14.85%) Computer Science
20 268 (14.21%) MVC
21 267 (14.16%) Scrum
22 266 (14.10%) Microsoft
23 265 (14.05%) Azure
24 244 (12.94%) CSS
24 244 (12.94%) Microservices
25 227 (12.04%) ASP.NET
26 226 (11.98%) SQL Server
27 220 (11.66%) Test Automation
28 216 (11.45%) Linux
29 198 (10.50%) SDLC

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 56 (2.97%) Confluence
2 40 (2.12%) IIS
3 38 (2.01%) Elasticsearch
4 28 (1.48%) Cloud Foundry
5 22 (1.17%) SharePoint
6 20 (1.06%) WebSphere
7 14 (0.74%) Apache Spark
7 14 (0.74%) nginx
8 12 (0.64%) CMS
8 12 (0.64%) NServiceBus
9 9 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
9 9 (0.48%) Umbraco
10 7 (0.37%) Tomcat
10 7 (0.37%) Tuxedo
11 6 (0.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 6 (0.32%) Apache
11 6 (0.32%) SAS
12 5 (0.27%) Drupal
13 4 (0.21%) Apache Solr
13 4 (0.21%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (0.32%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (0.32%) Simulink
2 5 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
2 5 (0.27%) Chatbot
2 5 (0.27%) Photoshop
3 4 (0.21%) EngageOne
3 4 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.16%) InDesign
4 3 (0.16%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.11%) FileZilla
6 1 (0.053%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (0.58%) SAP Hybris
2 6 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.21%) Magento
4 2 (0.11%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.053%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 342 (18.13%) AWS
2 265 (14.05%) Azure
3 91 (4.83%) GCP
4 81 (4.29%) GitHub
5 80 (4.24%) Serverless
6 60 (3.18%) SaaS
7 57 (3.02%) AWS Lambda
8 41 (2.17%) Amazon S3
9 35 (1.86%) Amazon EC2
10 32 (1.70%) Office 365
11 31 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
12 26 (1.38%) Amazon SQS
13 19 (1.01%) Sage Pay
14 17 (0.90%) AWS CloudFormation
15 16 (0.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 16 (0.85%) G Suite
15 16 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 15 (0.80%) PaaS
17 12 (0.64%) IaaS
18 10 (0.53%) FinancialForce
Communications & Networking
1 33 (1.75%) Broadband
2 22 (1.17%) Internet
3 19 (1.01%) DNS
4 15 (0.80%) HTTP
5 13 (0.69%) Firewall
6 12 (0.64%) VLAN
7 8 (0.42%) Ethernet
7 8 (0.42%) TCP/IP
8 7 (0.37%) HTTPS
9 6 (0.32%) DHCP
9 6 (0.32%) MQTT
10 4 (0.21%) SSL
11 3 (0.16%) Bluetooth
11 3 (0.16%) SNMP
11 3 (0.16%) Software-Defined Radio
11 3 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.11%) PuTTY
12 2 (0.11%) RS-232
12 2 (0.11%) RS-485
13 1 (0.053%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (11.98%) SQL Server
2 158 (8.38%) MySQL
3 152 (8.06%) NoSQL
4 145 (7.69%) MongoDB
5 101 (5.36%) Relational Database
6 68 (3.61%) PostgreSQL
7 65 (3.45%) Big Data
8 60 (3.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 40 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 38 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
11 31 (1.64%) BusinessObjects
12 26 (1.38%) Neo4j
13 25 (1.33%) RDBMS
14 21 (1.11%) Redis
15 16 (0.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 16 (0.85%) Hadoop
16 13 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
17 12 (0.64%) Oracle Database
18 7 (0.37%) Apache Cassandra
18 7 (0.37%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 382 (20.25%) Git (software)
2 152 (8.06%) Jenkins
3 126 (6.68%) JIRA
4 77 (4.08%) Subversion
5 65 (3.45%) Visual Studio
6 55 (2.92%) GitLab
7 50 (2.65%) Selenium
8 39 (2.07%) Cucumber
9 32 (1.70%) Eclipse
10 30 (1.59%) IBM UrbanCode
10 30 (1.59%) JUnit
11 29 (1.54%) Visual Studio Team System
12 28 (1.48%) Maven
13 24 (1.27%) Gatling
13 24 (1.27%) webpack
14 22 (1.17%) SoapUI
15 21 (1.11%) JMeter
16 20 (1.06%) Gerrit
16 20 (1.06%) IntelliJ
17 19 (1.01%) Gradle
General
1 310 (16.44%) Finance
2 195 (10.34%) Banking
3 154 (8.17%) Retail
4 61 (3.23%) Marketing
5 48 (2.55%) Games
6 36 (1.91%) Aerospace
7 33 (1.75%) Public Sector
8 27 (1.43%) Military
8 27 (1.43%) Telecoms
9 25 (1.33%) Automotive
10 21 (1.11%) Electronics
10 21 (1.11%) Manufacturing
11 15 (0.80%) Legal
12 12 (0.64%) Law
13 11 (0.58%) Avionics
13 11 (0.58%) Back Office
14 10 (0.53%) Online Betting
15 9 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.11%) Advertising
16 2 (0.11%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 916 (48.57%) Software Engineer
2 535 (28.37%) Developer
3 249 (13.20%) Senior Software Engineer
4 215 (11.40%) C# Developer
5 172 (9.12%) Java Engineer
6 164 (8.70%) Java Software Engineer
7 153 (8.11%) Software Developer
8 140 (7.42%) .NET Developer
9 124 (6.57%) C# .NET Developer
10 112 (5.94%) Senior Developer
11 95 (5.04%) Junior
12 92 (4.88%) Java Developer
13 72 (3.82%) Principal Engineer
13 72 (3.82%) Senior C# Developer
14 68 (3.61%) .NET Software Engineer
15 66 (3.50%) C# Software Engineer
16 65 (3.45%) Senior .NET Developer
17 63 (3.34%) C# Software Developer
18 61 (3.23%) Senior C# .NET Developer
19 60 (3.18%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 566 (30.01%) .NET
2 314 (16.65%) HTML
3 244 (12.94%) CSS
4 227 (12.04%) ASP.NET
5 191 (10.13%) React
6 184 (9.76%) Spring
7 175 (9.28%) AngularJS
8 171 (9.07%) Node.js
9 149 (7.90%) jQuery
10 141 (7.48%) ASP.NET MVC
11 132 (7.00%) XML
12 117 (6.20%) RESTful
13 109 (5.78%) Web Services
14 104 (5.51%) Spring Boot
15 103 (5.46%) .NET Framework
16 96 (5.09%) .NET Core
17 92 (4.88%) Swagger
18 90 (4.77%) REST
19 81 (4.29%) HTML5
20 59 (3.13%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 148 (7.85%) User Experience
2 119 (6.31%) Greenfield Project
3 113 (5.99%) Enterprise Software
4 107 (5.67%) Self-Motivation
5 96 (5.09%) Analytical Skills
6 88 (4.67%) Algorithms
7 65 (3.45%) Mobile App
8 48 (2.55%) Cloud Native
9 47 (2.49%) Data Structures
9 47 (2.49%) Smartphone
10 44 (2.33%) Virtual Team
11 34 (1.80%) Embedded Systems
12 32 (1.70%) Robotics
13 31 (1.64%) BBC
14 29 (1.54%) Derivative
14 29 (1.54%) Hedge funds
15 23 (1.22%) Management Information System
16 13 (0.69%) Internet of Things
16 13 (0.69%) Public Cloud
17 11 (0.58%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 216 (11.45%) Linux
2 108 (5.73%) Android
3 102 (5.41%) Windows
4 53 (2.81%) Apple iOS
5 40 (2.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 34 (1.80%) CentOS
7 32 (1.70%) Ubuntu
8 21 (1.11%) Windows 10
8 21 (1.11%) Windows Server
9 20 (1.06%) SUSE
10 19 (1.01%) Unix
11 15 (0.80%) Tizen
12 12 (0.64%) Mac OS X
13 9 (0.48%) Windows 7
13 9 (0.48%) Windows Mobile
14 7 (0.37%) VME
15 5 (0.27%) Amazon Linux
15 5 (0.27%) Fedora
16 4 (0.21%) Embedded Linux
17 3 (0.16%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 987 (52.33%) Agile Software Development
2 440 (23.33%) DevOps
3 386 (20.47%) TDD
4 329 (17.44%) Continuous Integration
5 307 (16.28%) Problem-Solving
6 292 (15.48%) Mentoring
7 280 (14.85%) Computer Science
8 268 (14.21%) MVC
9 267 (14.16%) Scrum
10 244 (12.94%) Microservices
11 220 (11.66%) Test Automation
12 198 (10.50%) SDLC
13 195 (10.34%) OO
14 188 (9.97%) Open Source
15 186 (9.86%) Coaching
16 154 (8.17%) BDD
17 147 (7.79%) Continuous Improvement
18 131 (6.95%) Pair Programming
19 117 (6.20%) Unit Testing
20 109 (5.78%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 651 (34.52%) JavaScript
2 632 (33.51%) Java
3 626 (33.19%) C#
4 443 (23.49%) SQL
5 319 (16.91%) C++
6 291 (15.43%) Python
7 197 (10.45%) C
8 111 (5.89%) PHP
9 78 (4.14%) Ruby
10 68 (3.61%) TypeScript
11 67 (3.55%) Java 8
12 60 (3.18%) T-SQL
13 58 (3.08%) Kotlin
14 45 (2.39%) Go
15 42 (2.23%) Scala
16 41 (2.17%) Bash Shell
17 33 (1.75%) R
18 30 (1.59%) PowerShell
18 30 (1.59%) VBA
19 25 (1.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 304 (16.12%) Degree
2 101 (5.36%) Computer Science Degree
3 25 (1.33%) CISSP
3 25 (1.33%) HND
4 22 (1.17%) CISM
4 22 (1.17%) Security Cleared
5 19 (1.01%) DV Cleared
6 13 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (0.64%) MCSA
7 12 (0.64%) RHCA
8 11 (0.58%) PMI Certification
9 7 (0.37%) PhD
10 6 (0.32%) SC Cleared
11 5 (0.27%) Network+ Certification
12 4 (0.21%) DBS Check
12 4 (0.21%) ISTQB
13 3 (0.16%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 3 (0.16%) AWS Certification
13 3 (0.16%) CEH
13 3 (0.16%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (5.94%) QA
2 15 (0.80%) GDPR
3 9 (0.48%) ISO 26262
4 6 (0.32%) SLA
5 5 (0.27%) Def Stans
5 5 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.21%) IEC 61508
6 4 (0.21%) MISRA
7 1 (0.053%) Dublin Core
7 1 (0.053%) IEC 62304
7 1 (0.053%) MIL-STD-1553
7 1 (0.053%) MIL-STD-498
7 1 (0.053%) MISRA C
7 1 (0.053%) PMO
System Software
1 175 (9.28%) Docker
2 30 (1.59%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 26 (1.38%) Active Directory
4 21 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (0.64%) pfSense
5 12 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (0.53%) Firmware
7 5 (0.27%) Squid
8 2 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1 (0.053%) LXC
9 1 (0.053%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 130 (6.89%) Kubernetes
2 65 (3.45%) Ansible
3 64 (3.39%) Terraform
4 30 (1.59%) Tivoli
5 26 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
6 22 (1.17%) Puppet
7 16 (0.85%) CA Service Virtualization
7 16 (0.85%) Kibana
8 12 (0.64%) Microsoft Intune
9 11 (0.58%) Prometheus
10 8 (0.42%) Grafana
11 5 (0.27%) Nagios
12 4 (0.21%) ZABBIX
13 2 (0.11%) Graphite
13 2 (0.11%) MIIS
14 1 (0.053%) cPanel
14 1 (0.053%) Docker Swarm
14 1 (0.053%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
14 1 (0.053%) Istio
14 1 (0.053%) linkerd
Vendors
1 266 (14.10%) Microsoft
2 127 (6.73%) Sage
3 83 (4.40%) Google
4 55 (2.92%) Oracle
5 42 (2.23%) IBM
6 36 (1.91%) Salesforce.com
7 27 (1.43%) Red Hat
8 22 (1.17%) Xamarin
9 18 (0.95%) SAP
10 17 (0.90%) Pega
10 17 (0.90%) Zend
11 16 (0.85%) CA
11 16 (0.85%) VMware
12 15 (0.80%) QNX
13 14 (0.74%) Atlassian
13 14 (0.74%) MathWorks
14 13 (0.69%) Cisco
15 12 (0.64%) CommVault
15 12 (0.64%) HP
15 12 (0.64%) Progress