Period
to 21 October 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 21 October 2019.

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
6 months to
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 49 78 92
Rank change year-on-year +29 +14 +32
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 521 432 411
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.18% 3.70% 3.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.40% 3.82% 3.33%
Number of salaries quoted 298 347 308
North West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +8.43%
10th Percentile £26,250 £30,479 £30,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,750
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +8.33%

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 9,654 11,305 12,332
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.98% 96.71% 96.71%
Number of salaries quoted 7,558 9,139 9,873
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,192 £68,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £51,767 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +5.26%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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 6 months to 21 October 2019.

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 6 months to 21 October 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
Manchester +25 405 £50,000 +8.11% 72
Lancashire +24 53 £37,080 +5.94% 12
Cheshire +18 51 £45,000 +2.27% 18
Merseyside -1 6 £46,250 +0.54% 10
Cumbria - 4 - -
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 2019, Software Engineer job roles required the following IT 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 West region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 514 (98.66%) Software Engineering
2 256 (49.14%) Agile Software Development
3 207 (39.73%) JavaScript
4 185 (35.51%) Java
5 179 (34.36%) Git (software)
6 161 (30.90%) C++
7 135 (25.91%) SQL
8 122 (23.42%) C#
8 122 (23.42%) TDD
9 120 (23.03%) AWS
10 118 (22.65%) Linux
11 116 (22.26%) C
11 116 (22.26%) .NET
12 115 (22.07%) DevOps
13 107 (20.54%) Problem-Solving
14 106 (20.35%) Mentoring
15 103 (19.77%) HTML
16 94 (18.04%) Degree
17 91 (17.47%) Continuous Integration
17 91 (17.47%) Banking
18 87 (16.70%) React
18 87 (16.70%) Azure
19 86 (16.51%) CSS
20 85 (16.31%) Computer Science
20 85 (16.31%) Test Automation
21 81 (15.55%) Microservices
21 81 (15.55%) Python
22 74 (14.20%) Microsoft
22 74 (14.20%) Open Source
23 73 (14.01%) Node.js

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 21 (4.03%) Cloud Foundry
2 18 (3.45%) Confluence
3 6 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.38%) Umbraco
4 2 (0.38%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.19%) CMS
5 1 (0.19%) JBoss
5 1 (0.19%) nginx
5 1 (0.19%) SAS
5 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.19%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (1.15%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.96%) Simulink
3 2 (0.38%) FileZilla
3 2 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.77%) Magento
2 2 (0.38%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 120 (23.03%) AWS
2 87 (16.70%) Azure
3 47 (9.02%) Serverless
4 41 (7.87%) GitHub
5 32 (6.14%) AWS Lambda
6 30 (5.76%) GCP
7 15 (2.88%) SaaS
8 14 (2.69%) Amazon S3
9 12 (2.30%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
10 10 (1.92%) Amazon SQS
11 9 (1.73%) Sage Pay
12 4 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.77%) BlazeMeter
12 4 (0.77%) npm
13 2 (0.38%) Power Platform
14 1 (0.19%) Amazon ECS
14 1 (0.19%) AWS CodePipeline
14 1 (0.19%) Kong
14 1 (0.19%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.92%) Broadband
2 7 (1.34%) Internet
3 6 (1.15%) HTTP
3 6 (1.15%) HTTPS
3 6 (1.15%) MQTT
4 5 (0.96%) Ethernet
5 4 (0.77%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.58%) SNMP
6 3 (0.58%) Software-Defined Radio
7 2 (0.38%) PuTTY
7 2 (0.38%) RS-232
7 2 (0.38%) RS-485
8 1 (0.19%) DHCP
8 1 (0.19%) DNS
8 1 (0.19%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (13.05%) NoSQL
2 57 (10.94%) MongoDB
3 40 (7.68%) MySQL
3 40 (7.68%) SQL Server
4 33 (6.33%) Relational Database
5 31 (5.95%) Data Warehouse
6 29 (5.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 27 (5.18%) BusinessObjects
7 27 (5.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 23 (4.41%) Neo4j
8 23 (4.41%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (1.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 9 (1.73%) Big Data
9 9 (1.73%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.77%) Amazon Redshift
10 4 (0.77%) BigQuery
10 4 (0.77%) Snowflake Schema
11 3 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (0.58%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.58%) Redis
Development Applications
1 179 (34.36%) Git (software)
2 52 (9.98%) GitLab
3 47 (9.02%) JIRA
4 42 (8.06%) Jenkins
5 40 (7.68%) Subversion
6 27 (5.18%) IBM UrbanCode
7 18 (3.45%) Visual Studio
8 17 (3.26%) Gerrit
9 16 (3.07%) webpack
10 14 (2.69%) NetBeans
11 12 (2.30%) Eclipse
12 11 (2.11%) SonarQube
13 10 (1.92%) Selenium
14 9 (1.73%) Gradle
14 9 (1.73%) IntelliJ
15 8 (1.54%) C++Builder
15 8 (1.54%) Maven
16 7 (1.34%) JUnit
17 6 (1.15%) Ant
17 6 (1.15%) JDeveloper
General
1 91 (17.47%) Banking
2 65 (12.48%) Finance
3 29 (5.57%) Aerospace
3 29 (5.57%) Military
3 29 (5.57%) Retail
4 22 (4.22%) Telecoms
5 20 (3.84%) Automotive
6 16 (3.07%) Games
7 12 (2.30%) Avionics
8 8 (1.54%) Back Office
9 7 (1.34%) Legal
10 4 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.58%) Electronics
11 3 (0.58%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.38%) Public Sector
13 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (22.26%) .NET
2 103 (19.77%) HTML
3 87 (16.70%) React
4 86 (16.51%) CSS
5 73 (14.01%) Node.js
6 60 (11.52%) AngularJS
7 55 (10.56%) RESTful
8 53 (10.17%) ASP.NET
8 53 (10.17%) Swagger
9 48 (9.21%) Spring
10 42 (8.06%) Apache Flex
10 42 (8.06%) HTML5
11 39 (7.49%) REST
12 37 (7.10%) React Native
13 35 (6.72%) WCF
14 32 (6.14%) .NET Core
15 31 (5.95%) WPF
16 29 (5.57%) Redux
17 27 (5.18%) GraphQL
18 25 (4.80%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 48 (9.21%) User Experience
2 37 (7.10%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (7.10%) Smartphone
3 33 (6.33%) Cloud Native
4 32 (6.14%) Mobile App
5 30 (5.76%) Virtual Team
6 29 (5.57%) Embedded Systems
7 28 (5.37%) Algorithms
8 21 (4.03%) Enterprise Software
9 20 (3.84%) Greenfield Project
10 18 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
11 15 (2.88%) BBC
12 13 (2.50%) Robotics
13 10 (1.92%) Management Information System
14 6 (1.15%) Internet of Things
15 5 (0.96%) Augmented Reality
15 5 (0.96%) Infotainment
15 5 (0.96%) IVR
15 5 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
16 4 (0.77%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 118 (22.65%) Linux
2 36 (6.91%) Android
3 21 (4.03%) Windows
4 20 (3.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (3.45%) CentOS
6 17 (3.26%) SUSE
6 17 (3.26%) Ubuntu
7 15 (2.88%) Tizen
8 14 (2.69%) Unix
9 6 (1.15%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.58%) AIX
11 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.19%) Robot Operating System
11 1 (0.19%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 514 (98.66%) Software Engineering
2 256 (49.14%) Agile Software Development
3 122 (23.42%) TDD
4 115 (22.07%) DevOps
5 107 (20.54%) Problem-Solving
6 106 (20.35%) Mentoring
7 91 (17.47%) Continuous Integration
8 85 (16.31%) Computer Science
8 85 (16.31%) Test Automation
9 81 (15.55%) Microservices
10 74 (14.20%) Open Source
11 67 (12.86%) Coaching
12 64 (12.28%) SDLC
13 58 (11.13%) Scrum
14 55 (10.56%) Open Source Development
15 53 (10.17%) OO
15 53 (10.17%) Pair Programming
16 46 (8.83%) SOA
17 43 (8.25%) OOP
18 42 (8.06%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 207 (39.73%) JavaScript
2 185 (35.51%) Java
3 161 (30.90%) C++
4 135 (25.91%) SQL
5 122 (23.42%) C#
6 116 (22.26%) C
7 81 (15.55%) Python
8 34 (6.53%) T-SQL
9 27 (5.18%) VBA
10 25 (4.80%) Go
11 23 (4.41%) TypeScript
12 22 (4.22%) Ada
13 15 (2.88%) Assembly Language
14 14 (2.69%) MATLAB
14 14 (2.69%) PHP
15 13 (2.50%) Ruby
16 8 (1.54%) ES6
16 8 (1.54%) Java 8
17 6 (1.15%) Fortran
17 6 (1.15%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 94 (18.04%) Degree
2 42 (8.06%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (1.54%) DV Cleared
3 8 (1.54%) Security Cleared
4 6 (1.15%) HND
5 3 (0.58%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.38%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.19%) PhD
7 1 (0.19%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.03%) QA
2 5 (0.96%) Def Stans
2 5 (0.96%) ISO 26262
3 1 (0.19%) IEC 62304
3 1 (0.19%) MIL-STD-1553
3 1 (0.19%) MIL-STD-498
3 1 (0.19%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (5.18%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 19 (3.65%) Docker
3 17 (3.26%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (0.96%) Firmware
5 1 (0.19%) zsh
Systems Management
1 27 (5.18%) Tivoli
2 23 (4.41%) Kubernetes
3 13 (2.50%) Ansible
4 6 (1.15%) Terraform
5 5 (0.96%) Kibana
5 5 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.58%) Puppet
7 2 (0.38%) MIIS
8 1 (0.19%) Ganglia
8 1 (0.19%) Grafana
8 1 (0.19%) logstash
8 1 (0.19%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 74 (14.20%) Microsoft
2 42 (8.06%) Google
3 37 (7.10%) Sage
4 29 (5.57%) IBM
5 15 (2.88%) MathWorks
5 15 (2.88%) QNX
6 9 (1.73%) Oracle
7 5 (0.96%) PTC
8 2 (0.38%) Embarcadero
8 2 (0.38%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.38%) VMware
8 2 (0.38%) Zend
9 1 (0.19%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.19%) Curam
9 1 (0.19%) Pega
9 1 (0.19%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.19%) Xamarin