Period
to 21 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Designer was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Designer
England > North West
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 358 366 -
Rank change year-on-year +8 - +383
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Designer 6 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.045% 0.008% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.008% -
Number of salaries quoted 6 0 0
North West median annual salary £32,500 - -
England median annual salary £50,000 £41,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +21.95% -18.00% +11.11%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
North West
Permanent vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 12881 12066 12498
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.62% 97.00% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 10316 10146 10375
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Software Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Software Designer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Software Designer in the North West

Software Designer
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Designer in the North West.

Salary trend for Software Designer in the North West

Software Designer
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Designer in the North West over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Designer in the North West

Software Designer
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Designer within the North West region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
Cheshire -25 6 £32,500 - 2
Software Designer
England

Software Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Software Designer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region featuring Software Designer in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) SDLC
2 5 (83.33%) Project Management
3 4 (66.67%) Visual Studio
3 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 4 (66.67%) Web Services
3 4 (66.67%) Windows
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (66.67%) C#
3 4 (66.67%) HTML
3 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 4 (66.67%) T-SQL
3 4 (66.67%) .NET
3 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 4 (66.67%) Mobile App
3 4 (66.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (66.67%) iPad
4 2 (33.33%) Finance
4 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (33.33%) IMS/DB
4 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 2 (33.33%) DB2
4 2 (33.33%) COBOL
4 2 (33.33%) Mainframe
4 2 (33.33%) CICS
5 1 (16.67%) Sun
5 1 (16.67%) Sun Certification
5 1 (16.67%) Java

Software Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (33.33%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) DB2
2 2 (33.33%) IMS/DB
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 4 (66.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) .NET
1 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET
1 4 (66.67%) HTML
1 4 (66.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (66.67%) iPad
1 4 (66.67%) Mobile App
2 2 (33.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) SDLC
2 5 (83.33%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C#
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
1 4 (66.67%) T-SQL
2 2 (33.33%) COBOL
3 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Sun