The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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

Software Engineer
England / North West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 131 123
Rank change year-on-year +36 -8  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 213 110 144
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.15% 1.97% 2.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.26% 2.01% 2.33%
Number of salaries quoted 170 86 127
Median salary £47,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £28,750 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

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

IT Job Roles
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 6524 5469 6174
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.62% 97.75% 96.83%
Number of salaries quoted 5332 4649 5044
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in the North West

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Software Engineer in the North West

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in the North West over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in the North West

Software Engineer
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 Engineer within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +31 170 £50,000 +14.28% 28
Cheshire -15 29 £45,000 +28.57% 5
Cumbria - 6 £33,000 -
Lancashire +4 4 £38,750 -15.76% 2
Merseyside -8 4 £32,500 -15.58%
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, Software Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 391 (98.74%) Software Engineering
2 238 (60.10%) Java
3 220 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
4 166 (41.92%) C#
5 163 (41.16%) C++
6 155 (39.14%) HTML
7 148 (37.37%) OO
8 143 (36.11%) .NET
9 136 (34.34%) SQL
10 134 (33.84%) JavaScript
11 115 (29.04%) Continuous Integration
12 114 (28.79%) CSS
13 111 (28.03%) Degree
14 102 (25.76%) Scrum
15 99 (25.00%) Web Services
16 94 (23.74%) Linux
17 84 (21.21%) ASP.NET
18 79 (19.95%) Git (software)
19 78 (19.70%) MVC
19 78 (19.70%) C
20 74 (18.69%) Open Source
21 72 (18.18%) Python
21 72 (18.18%) TDD
22 69 (17.42%) Windows
22 69 (17.42%) XML
23 67 (16.92%) Finance
24 62 (15.66%) DevOps
24 62 (15.66%) jQuery
25 60 (15.15%) Subversion
26 58 (14.65%) NoSQL

Software Engineer 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 25 (6.31%) Apache
1 25 (6.31%) Apache Spark
2 17 (4.29%) Confluence
3 12 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (2.27%) Tomcat
5 8 (2.02%) Apache Pig
5 8 (2.02%) WebSphere
6 7 (1.77%) OpenStack
7 6 (1.52%) JBoss
8 4 (1.01%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.51%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.51%) nginx
11 1 (0.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.25%) Jetty
11 1 (0.25%) Mule
11 1 (0.25%) OpenROAD
Applications
1 6 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (0.51%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.25%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 14 (3.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.25%) BASE24
2 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 50 (12.63%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (6.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (3.79%) GitHub
4 10 (2.53%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (1.77%) Amazon EMR
6 3 (0.76%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.51%) SaaS
8 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 34 (8.59%) HTTP
2 15 (3.79%) TCP/IP
3 8 (2.02%) GPRS
3 8 (2.02%) NFC
4 7 (1.77%) Bluetooth
5 6 (1.52%) DVB
5 6 (1.52%) GSM
5 6 (1.52%) UMTS
5 6 (1.52%) VoIP
5 6 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (1.52%) WLAN
6 4 (1.01%) Internet
6 4 (1.01%) RS-232
6 4 (1.01%) SSL
7 3 (0.76%) LAN
7 3 (0.76%) WAN
8 2 (0.51%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.51%) iBeacon
8 2 (0.51%) LDAP
9 1 (0.25%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (14.65%) NoSQL
2 53 (13.38%) Big Data
3 52 (13.13%) SQL Server
4 45 (11.36%) MySQL
5 41 (10.35%) Hadoop
6 32 (8.08%) Relational Database
7 26 (6.57%) PostgreSQL
8 20 (5.05%) MongoDB
9 12 (3.03%) Apache Cassandra
10 8 (2.02%) Apache Hive
11 7 (1.77%) Amazon Redshift
11 7 (1.77%) CouchDB
12 6 (1.52%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.76%) Apache Accumulo
13 3 (0.76%) DB2
13 3 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (0.76%) SQLite
14 1 (0.25%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 79 (19.95%) Git (software)
2 60 (15.15%) Subversion
3 42 (10.61%) Visual Studio
4 37 (9.34%) NUnit
5 32 (8.08%) Jenkins
6 27 (6.82%) JUnit
7 25 (6.31%) MSTest
8 23 (5.81%) Mercurial
9 22 (5.56%) JIRA
10 21 (5.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 18 (4.55%) EasyMock
12 16 (4.04%) Bitbucket
12 16 (4.04%) TeamCity
13 12 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
14 11 (2.78%) Eclipse
15 10 (2.53%) Maven
16 7 (1.77%) Selenium
17 6 (1.52%) GoCD
17 6 (1.52%) Hudson
17 6 (1.52%) MSBuild
General
1 67 (16.92%) Finance
2 30 (7.58%) Games
3 28 (7.07%) Electronics
4 27 (6.82%) Manufacturing
5 18 (4.55%) Banking
6 17 (4.29%) Marketing
6 17 (4.29%) Telecoms
7 13 (3.28%) Automotive
8 12 (3.03%) Retail
9 8 (2.02%) Advertising
10 7 (1.77%) Aerospace
11 6 (1.52%) Multimedia
12 5 (1.26%) Legal
13 4 (1.01%) Corporate Banking
13 4 (1.01%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.25%) Law
14 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (39.14%) HTML
2 143 (36.11%) .NET
3 114 (28.79%) CSS
4 99 (25.00%) Web Services
5 84 (21.21%) ASP.NET
6 69 (17.42%) XML
7 62 (15.66%) jQuery
8 52 (13.13%) HTML5
8 52 (13.13%) Node.js
8 52 (13.13%) Spring
9 46 (11.62%) AngularJS
9 46 (11.62%) SOAP
10 45 (11.36%) ASP.NET MVC
10 45 (11.36%) Java EE
10 45 (11.36%) REST
11 41 (10.35%) ASP.NET Web API
11 41 (10.35%) WCF
11 41 (10.35%) WPF
12 37 (9.34%) RESTful
13 32 (8.08%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 38 (9.60%) Computer Science
2 31 (7.83%) Algorithms
3 30 (7.58%) Data Structures
3 30 (7.58%) Greenfield Project
4 25 (6.31%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
5 18 (4.55%) Mobile App
6 17 (4.29%) User Experience
7 16 (4.04%) Cyberthreat
8 12 (3.03%) Wiki
9 10 (2.53%) Device Driver
9 10 (2.53%) Public Cloud
10 9 (2.27%) Cybercrime
10 9 (2.27%) Embedded Systems
10 9 (2.27%) N-Tier
11 7 (1.77%) Animation
12 6 (1.52%) iPhone
12 6 (1.52%) MPEG
12 6 (1.52%) Online Banking
12 6 (1.52%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 94 (23.74%) Linux
2 69 (17.42%) Windows
3 23 (5.81%) Windows XP
4 18 (4.55%) Embedded Linux
4 18 (4.55%) Unix
5 16 (4.04%) Android
5 16 (4.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (3.03%) CentOS
7 9 (2.27%) Apple iOS
7 9 (2.27%) Windows 7
8 6 (1.52%) Nucleus RTOS
8 6 (1.52%) Windows 8
8 6 (1.52%) Windows Mobile
9 3 (0.76%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.76%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.51%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.51%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.25%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 391 (98.74%) Software Engineering
2 220 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 148 (37.37%) OO
4 115 (29.04%) Continuous Integration
5 102 (25.76%) Scrum
6 78 (19.70%) MVC
7 74 (18.69%) Open Source
8 72 (18.18%) TDD
9 62 (15.66%) DevOps
10 43 (10.86%) Test Automation
11 42 (10.61%) SOA
12 38 (9.60%) Service Delivery
13 37 (9.34%) Analytics
14 34 (8.59%) Continuous Delivery
14 34 (8.59%) Multithreading
15 33 (8.33%) Web Development
16 32 (8.08%) SDLC
16 32 (8.08%) UML
17 31 (7.83%) Kanban
18 27 (6.82%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 238 (60.10%) Java
2 166 (41.92%) C#
3 163 (41.16%) C++
4 136 (34.34%) SQL
5 134 (33.84%) JavaScript
6 78 (19.70%) C
7 72 (18.18%) Python
8 41 (10.35%) PHP
9 36 (9.09%) Ruby
9 36 (9.09%) T-SQL
10 30 (7.58%) PL/SQL
11 28 (7.07%) Embedded C
12 27 (6.82%) TypeScript
13 19 (4.80%) Scala
14 17 (4.29%) Go
14 17 (4.29%) Perl
15 15 (3.79%) Embedded C++
16 14 (3.54%) Shell Script
17 12 (3.03%) VB
18 10 (2.53%) VB6
Qualifications
1 111 (28.03%) Degree
2 29 (7.32%) Security Cleared
3 12 (3.03%) DV Cleared
4 5 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.01%) Numerate Degree
6 3 (0.76%) PhD
7 2 (0.51%) HND
8 1 (0.25%) CCNA
8 1 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.25%) CISSP
8 1 (0.25%) GIAC
8 1 (0.25%) Linux+ Certification
8 1 (0.25%) MCSE
8 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.25%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (0.25%) SANS
8 1 (0.25%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.25%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.28%) QA
2 1 (0.25%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 24 (6.06%) Firmware
2 13 (3.28%) Docker
3 4 (1.01%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 23 (5.81%) Puppet
2 20 (5.05%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (4.29%) Ansible
4 7 (1.77%) Kibana
5 6 (1.52%) Terraform
6 2 (0.51%) Nagios
7 1 (0.25%) logstash
7 1 (0.25%) Packer
7 1 (0.25%) Salt
Vendors
1 37 (9.34%) Microsoft
2 22 (5.56%) Google
3 18 (4.55%) Oracle
4 16 (4.04%) Red Hat
5 14 (3.54%) SAP
6 8 (2.02%) VMware
7 6 (1.52%) Intel
7 6 (1.52%) Symbian
7 6 (1.52%) Xamarin
8 5 (1.26%) Freescale
8 5 (1.26%) IBM
9 3 (0.76%) Chordiant
9 3 (0.76%) Sun
9 3 (0.76%) Teradata
10 2 (0.51%) Apple
10 2 (0.51%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.51%) CA Agile Central
10 2 (0.51%) McAfee
10 2 (0.51%) Zend
11 1 (0.25%) DevExpress
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Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 hours ago
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Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Health Insurance
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Salary: Competitive + Benefits
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Salary: £25000 - £60000 per annum
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Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
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Salary: £40,000 - £60,000 + Benefits
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
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Salford, Lancashire
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus for being DV cleared
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Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £52000 per annum
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Salary: up to £60,000 + Benefits
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Salary: From £15,000 to £20,000 per annum
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Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
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Manchester
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum
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