Period
to 4 August 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 4 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > North of England
6 months to
4 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 15 17 23
Rank change year-on-year +2 +6 +5
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 1,057 2,014 2,034
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 11.31% 10.39% 8.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.27% 11.22% 9.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1,001 1,532 1,704
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +7.95%
10th Percentile £37,500 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +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 8,613 17,944 21,651
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 92.14% 92.60% 92.44%
Number of salaries quoted 7,122 13,648 17,766
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +4.88%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
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 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 4 August 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 4 August 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 +3 508 £55,000 +10.00% 116
Yorkshire +10 443 £50,000 +5.26% 72
North East +10 106 £45,000 - 23
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

1 589 (55.72%) Agile Software Development
2 406 (38.41%) JavaScript
3 355 (33.59%) C#
4 333 (31.50%) .NET
5 328 (31.03%) Java
6 327 (30.94%) DevOps
7 254 (24.03%) SQL
8 245 (23.18%) Python
9 222 (21.00%) AWS
10 221 (20.91%) TDD
11 211 (19.96%) Microservices
12 199 (18.83%) Azure
13 194 (18.35%) Node.js
14 174 (16.46%) React
15 170 (16.08%) AngularJS
16 145 (13.72%) Continuous Integration
17 141 (13.34%) Scrum
18 137 (12.96%) Git (software)
18 137 (12.96%) Degree
19 129 (12.20%) NoSQL
20 126 (11.92%) MVC
21 124 (11.73%) OO
22 120 (11.35%) Finance
23 119 (11.26%) SQL Server
24 117 (11.07%) .NET Core
25 115 (10.88%) Problem-Solving
25 115 (10.88%) ASP.NET
26 114 (10.79%) HTML
27 112 (10.60%) CSS
27 112 (10.60%) Kubernetes

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 41 (3.88%) Confluence
2 15 (1.42%) CMS
3 14 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
4 11 (1.04%) nginx
5 10 (0.95%) IIS
6 9 (0.85%) Sitecore CMS
7 8 (0.76%) OpenStack
8 7 (0.66%) NServiceBus
9 5 (0.47%) Apache
9 5 (0.47%) EPiServer
9 5 (0.47%) Orchard CMS
9 5 (0.47%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.38%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.38%) CICS
10 4 (0.38%) WordPress
11 3 (0.28%) Jadu
11 3 (0.28%) SAS
12 2 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.095%) Jetty
13 1 (0.095%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (0.85%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.095%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.095%) InVision
2 1 (0.095%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.095%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.095%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.095%) Sketch
2 1 (0.095%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 8 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.38%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.095%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.095%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 222 (21.00%) AWS
2 199 (18.83%) Azure
3 56 (5.30%) Serverless
4 55 (5.20%) GCP
5 52 (4.92%) SaaS
6 42 (3.97%) GitHub
7 36 (3.41%) AWS Lambda
8 23 (2.18%) Cloud Computing
9 18 (1.70%) PaaS
10 14 (1.32%) npm
11 13 (1.23%) IaaS
12 11 (1.04%) Logic Apps
13 9 (0.85%) Cloudflare
14 8 (0.76%) Amazon ECS
14 8 (0.76%) OpenShift
15 6 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
16 5 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
16 5 (0.47%) Twilio
17 4 (0.38%) BrowserStack
17 4 (0.38%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 26 (2.46%) TCP/IP
2 22 (2.08%) Bluetooth
3 21 (1.99%) Wireless
4 19 (1.80%) Skype
5 17 (1.61%) Internet
6 16 (1.51%) Wi-Fi
7 15 (1.42%) MQTT
8 13 (1.23%) HTTP
9 12 (1.14%) Ethernet
10 8 (0.76%) Firewall
10 8 (0.76%) LTE
11 5 (0.47%) AMQP
12 4 (0.38%) RS-485
13 3 (0.28%) Modbus
13 3 (0.28%) Unified Communications
13 3 (0.28%) VPN
14 2 (0.19%) Broadband
14 2 (0.19%) RS-232
14 2 (0.19%) ZigBee
15 1 (0.095%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (12.20%) NoSQL
2 119 (11.26%) SQL Server
3 55 (5.20%) PostgreSQL
4 42 (3.97%) Relational Database
5 39 (3.69%) MySQL
6 35 (3.31%) Redis
7 28 (2.65%) MongoDB
8 26 (2.46%) Big Data
9 20 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
10 16 (1.51%) Oracle Database
11 14 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 10 (0.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 9 (0.85%) RDBMS
13 9 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 8 (0.76%) Hadoop
14 8 (0.76%) Neo4j
15 5 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
16 4 (0.38%) Amazon Athena
16 4 (0.38%) Amazon RDS
16 4 (0.38%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 137 (12.96%) Git (software)
2 98 (9.27%) Jenkins
3 61 (5.77%) Subversion
4 52 (4.92%) JIRA
5 50 (4.73%) JUnit
6 39 (3.69%) Maven
7 28 (2.65%) Mercurial
7 28 (2.65%) NUnit
8 23 (2.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 18 (1.70%) Eclipse
9 18 (1.70%) TeamCity
10 17 (1.61%) GitLab
10 17 (1.61%) SpecFlow
10 17 (1.61%) webpack
11 15 (1.42%) Babel
12 14 (1.32%) Selenium
13 12 (1.14%) IBM UrbanCode
14 11 (1.04%) SonarQube
14 11 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
14 11 (1.04%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 120 (11.35%) Finance
2 61 (5.77%) Banking
3 49 (4.64%) Marketing
4 38 (3.60%) Games
4 38 (3.60%) Retail
5 35 (3.31%) Public Sector
6 31 (2.93%) Electronics
7 30 (2.84%) Manufacturing
8 27 (2.55%) Automotive
9 16 (1.51%) Law
10 12 (1.14%) Telecoms
11 10 (0.95%) Back Office
12 7 (0.66%) Retail Banking
13 6 (0.57%) Military
14 4 (0.38%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.28%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.19%) Legal
16 2 (0.19%) Local Government
16 2 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 535 (50.61%) Software Engineer
2 268 (25.35%) Developer
3 162 (15.33%) Senior Software Engineer
4 121 (11.45%) Java Engineer
5 109 (10.31%) Java Software Engineer
6 78 (7.38%) Senior Developer
7 74 (7.00%) Software Developer
8 69 (6.53%) .NET Software Engineer
8 69 (6.53%) C# Software Engineer
9 63 (5.96%) .NET Developer
10 55 (5.20%) C# Developer
11 50 (4.73%) JavaScript Engineer
12 39 (3.69%) Python Engineer
13 33 (3.12%) Python Software Engineer
14 32 (3.03%) DevOps Engineer
14 32 (3.03%) JavaScript Developer
14 32 (3.03%) Lead Software Engineer
15 31 (2.93%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
16 30 (2.84%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 29 (2.74%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 333 (31.50%) .NET
2 194 (18.35%) Node.js
3 174 (16.46%) React
4 170 (16.08%) AngularJS
5 117 (11.07%) .NET Core
6 115 (10.88%) ASP.NET
7 114 (10.79%) HTML
8 112 (10.60%) CSS
9 91 (8.61%) REST
9 91 (8.61%) Spring
10 75 (7.10%) RESTful
11 72 (6.81%) .NET Framework
12 64 (6.05%) ASP.NET MVC
13 61 (5.77%) Redux
14 60 (5.68%) Vue.js
15 58 (5.49%) Spring Boot
16 55 (5.20%) Web Services
17 43 (4.07%) ASP.NET Web API
18 42 (3.97%) HTML5
19 40 (3.78%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 90 (8.51%) Greenfield Project
2 88 (8.33%) Mobile App
3 62 (5.87%) User Experience
4 54 (5.11%) Algorithms
5 48 (4.54%) Data Structures
6 46 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
7 33 (3.12%) Enterprise Software
8 28 (2.65%) Management Information System
9 22 (2.08%) Cloud Native
9 22 (2.08%) Mainframe
10 20 (1.89%) NHS
11 19 (1.80%) Embedded Systems
11 19 (1.80%) Virtual Team
12 12 (1.14%) Internet of Things
12 12 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
13 10 (0.95%) IVR
14 9 (0.85%) Smartphone
15 8 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
16 7 (0.66%) Device Driver
16 7 (0.66%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 86 (8.14%) Linux
2 63 (5.96%) Apple iOS
3 53 (5.01%) Android
4 48 (4.54%) Windows
5 16 (1.51%) CentOS
6 13 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (1.14%) Windows Server
8 8 (0.76%) Unix
9 5 (0.47%) Robot Operating System
10 4 (0.38%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.38%) zOS
11 1 (0.095%) FreeRTOS
11 1 (0.095%) Tizen
11 1 (0.095%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 589 (55.72%) Agile Software Development
2 327 (30.94%) DevOps
3 221 (20.91%) TDD
4 211 (19.96%) Microservices
5 145 (13.72%) Continuous Integration
6 141 (13.34%) Scrum
7 126 (11.92%) MVC
8 124 (11.73%) OO
9 115 (10.88%) Problem-Solving
10 106 (10.03%) Open Source
11 105 (9.93%) Test Automation
12 84 (7.95%) Mentoring
13 78 (7.38%) SDLC
14 76 (7.19%) Computer Science
15 72 (6.81%) BDD
16 65 (6.15%) Web Development
17 58 (5.49%) Unit Testing
18 56 (5.30%) Front End Development
19 51 (4.82%) SOLID
20 50 (4.73%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 406 (38.41%) JavaScript
2 355 (33.59%) C#
3 328 (31.03%) Java
4 254 (24.03%) SQL
5 245 (23.18%) Python
6 110 (10.41%) C++
7 102 (9.65%) Go
8 76 (7.19%) C
9 74 (7.00%) PHP
10 73 (6.91%) TypeScript
11 65 (6.15%) Scala
12 46 (4.35%) Ruby
13 23 (2.18%) Bash Shell
14 22 (2.08%) Embedded C
14 22 (2.08%) Kotlin
15 21 (1.99%) ES6
16 20 (1.89%) Java 8
17 19 (1.80%) Groovy
17 19 (1.80%) PL/SQL
18 18 (1.70%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 137 (12.96%) Degree
2 25 (2.37%) Computer Science Degree
3 24 (2.27%) Security Cleared
4 22 (2.08%) DV Cleared
5 12 (1.14%) AWS Certification
6 8 (0.76%) SC Cleared
6 8 (0.76%) TOGAF Certification
7 6 (0.57%) PhD
8 5 (0.47%) Master's Degree
8 5 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
9 4 (0.38%) MCP
10 3 (0.28%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.19%) HND
11 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.095%) Chartered Engineer
12 1 (0.095%) CSPO
12 1 (0.095%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.095%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (9.84%) QA
2 3 (0.28%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.19%) COBIT
3 2 (0.19%) GAMP
3 2 (0.19%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.095%) GDPR
4 1 (0.095%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.095%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 108 (10.22%) Docker
2 17 (1.61%) Firmware
3 5 (0.47%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 4 (0.38%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (0.38%) VirtualBox
4 4 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (0.38%) vSphere
4 4 (0.38%) Xen
5 2 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 112 (10.60%) Kubernetes
2 76 (7.19%) Terraform
3 37 (3.50%) Ansible
4 25 (2.37%) Puppet
5 20 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
6 15 (1.42%) Prometheus
7 12 (1.14%) Grafana
8 11 (1.04%) Docker Swarm
9 10 (0.95%) Graphite
10 7 (0.66%) CA Service Virtualization
11 5 (0.47%) Tivoli
12 4 (0.38%) IBM BigFix
12 4 (0.38%) SCCM
12 4 (0.38%) vCenter Server
13 3 (0.28%) Nagios
13 3 (0.28%) Packer
14 2 (0.19%) Consul
14 2 (0.19%) Rancher
15 1 (0.095%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 87 (8.23%) Microsoft
2 59 (5.58%) Oracle
3 32 (3.03%) Google
4 29 (2.74%) IBM
5 14 (1.32%) ServiceNow
5 14 (1.32%) Unisys
6 13 (1.23%) NVIDIA
7 12 (1.14%) Autodesk
7 12 (1.14%) TOWER Software
8 11 (1.04%) SAP
8 11 (1.04%) Sitecore
9 9 (0.85%) Veracode
10 8 (0.76%) Xamarin
11 7 (0.66%) CA
11 7 (0.66%) Red Hat
11 7 (0.66%) Zend
12 5 (0.47%) Dynatrace
13 4 (0.38%) Atlassian
13 4 (0.38%) Tanium
13 4 (0.38%) VMware