Period
to 17 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 71 103 125
Rank change year-on-year +32 +22 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 522 403 264
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.16% 3.06% 2.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.29% 3.16% 2.35%
Number of salaries quoted 415 319 228
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,750 £31,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 12,164 12,740 11,244
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.88% 96.84% 97.38%
Number of salaries quoted 9,883 10,468 9,475
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 17 July 2018.

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 17 July 2018. 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 +28 382 £45,000 -7.69% 51
Cheshire +39 117 £45,000 +15.38% 12
Lancashire +11 14 £35,300 +4.59% 2
Merseyside -1 5 £50,000 +25.00% 3
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, 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.

1 503 (96.36%) Software Engineering
2 346 (66.28%) Agile Software Development
3 259 (49.62%) Java
4 206 (39.46%) C#
5 196 (37.55%) TDD
6 189 (36.21%) Scrum
7 176 (33.72%) JavaScript
8 172 (32.95%) .NET
9 167 (31.99%) Continuous Integration
10 121 (23.18%) SQL
10 121 (23.18%) MVC
10 121 (23.18%) Git (software)
11 120 (22.99%) Test Automation
12 119 (22.80%) Spring
13 111 (21.26%) AngularJS
14 108 (20.69%) BDD
15 106 (20.31%) DevOps
16 97 (18.58%) C
17 96 (18.39%) Finance
18 95 (18.20%) Jenkins
18 95 (18.20%) Greenfield Project
19 94 (18.01%) SOLID
20 91 (17.43%) HTML
21 89 (17.05%) C++
21 89 (17.05%) ASP.NET
21 89 (17.05%) CSS
21 89 (17.05%) OO
22 84 (16.09%) Amazon AWS
23 82 (15.71%) Mentoring
23 82 (15.71%) React

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 26 (4.98%) Tomcat
2 13 (2.49%) Confluence
3 12 (2.30%) Sitefinity
4 10 (1.92%) Apache Solr
5 9 (1.72%) Apache Pig
5 9 (1.72%) Cloud Foundry
6 8 (1.53%) Apache
6 8 (1.53%) NServiceBus
7 7 (1.34%) CMS
8 5 (0.96%) CICS
8 5 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (0.96%) JBoss
9 3 (0.57%) nginx
9 3 (0.57%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.38%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.38%) Resin
10 2 (0.38%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.19%) Amazon Alexa
Applications
1 3 (0.57%) SOLIDWORKS
2 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.19%) S-PLUS
Cloud Services
1 84 (16.09%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (5.56%) SaaS
4 17 (3.26%) GitHub
5 13 (2.49%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (1.34%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (1.34%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (0.96%) Amazon S3
7 5 (0.96%) IaaS
8 3 (0.57%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 3 (0.57%) Google App Engine
9 2 (0.38%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.38%) G Suite
9 2 (0.38%) Office 365
9 2 (0.38%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.38%) Route 53
10 1 (0.19%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.19%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.49%) TCP/IP
2 11 (2.11%) HTTP
3 8 (1.53%) Firewall
3 8 (1.53%) SSL
4 6 (1.15%) Bluetooth
5 5 (0.96%) Wireless
6 4 (0.77%) Ethernet
6 4 (0.77%) RS-232
6 4 (0.77%) VLAN
7 3 (0.57%) Broadband
7 3 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.38%) DNS
8 2 (0.38%) RFID
9 1 (0.19%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (11.88%) SQL Server
2 54 (10.34%) MySQL
3 44 (8.43%) Big Data
4 28 (5.36%) MongoDB
5 24 (4.60%) Hadoop
5 24 (4.60%) NoSQL
6 14 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (2.30%) Apache Cassandra
8 11 (2.11%) Amazon Redshift
9 10 (1.92%) Apache Hive
10 9 (1.72%) Redis
10 9 (1.72%) Relational Database
11 5 (0.96%) DB2
12 4 (0.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 4 (0.77%) IMS/DB
13 3 (0.57%) Oracle Database
14 2 (0.38%) Sqoop
15 1 (0.19%) Amazon RDS
15 1 (0.19%) Apache Accumulo
15 1 (0.19%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 121 (23.18%) Git (software)
2 95 (18.20%) Jenkins
3 69 (13.22%) JIRA
4 65 (12.45%) Selenium
5 47 (9.00%) Maven
6 46 (8.81%) NUnit
7 35 (6.70%) JUnit
8 34 (6.51%) TeamCity
9 32 (6.13%) Octopus Deploy
10 30 (5.75%) Subversion
11 28 (5.36%) WebDriver
12 26 (4.98%) MSTest
13 25 (4.79%) Team Foundation Server
14 23 (4.41%) Gradle
15 22 (4.21%) Jasmine
16 20 (3.83%) Robot Framework
17 19 (3.64%) Bitbucket
17 19 (3.64%) MSBuild
17 19 (3.64%) SonarQube
18 16 (3.07%) SoapUI
General
1 96 (18.39%) Finance
2 47 (9.00%) Retail
3 26 (4.98%) Military
4 24 (4.60%) Retail Banking
5 19 (3.64%) Advertising
6 18 (3.45%) Banking
7 17 (3.26%) Electronics
8 13 (2.49%) Investment Banking
9 12 (2.30%) Manufacturing
10 11 (2.11%) Law
11 10 (1.92%) Automotive
12 9 (1.72%) Marketing
13 7 (1.34%) Games
13 7 (1.34%) Telecoms
14 3 (0.57%) German Language
15 2 (0.38%) French Language
15 2 (0.38%) Japanese Language
15 2 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
16 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 172 (32.95%) .NET
2 119 (22.80%) Spring
3 111 (21.26%) AngularJS
4 91 (17.43%) HTML
5 89 (17.05%) ASP.NET
5 89 (17.05%) CSS
6 82 (15.71%) React
7 79 (15.13%) RESTful
8 73 (13.98%) Web Services
9 62 (11.88%) ASP.NET Web API
10 56 (10.73%) Node.js
11 51 (9.77%) WCF
12 46 (8.81%) REST
13 44 (8.43%) ASP.NET MVC
13 44 (8.43%) Hibernate
14 42 (8.05%) Java EE
15 39 (7.47%) SOAP
16 36 (6.90%) Spring Boot
17 35 (6.70%) jQuery
18 33 (6.32%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 95 (18.20%) Greenfield Project
2 37 (7.09%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (5.17%) Algorithms
4 22 (4.21%) Computer Science
5 21 (4.02%) Management Information System
6 14 (2.68%) Data Structures
6 14 (2.68%) N-Tier
7 11 (2.11%) Fintech
7 11 (2.11%) Xbox
8 10 (1.92%) User Experience
9 6 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (1.15%) Wiki
10 5 (0.96%) Embedded Systems
10 5 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.77%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.77%) NHS
12 3 (0.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 3 (0.57%) IBM Mainframe
12 3 (0.57%) Mainframe
12 3 (0.57%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 58 (11.11%) Linux
2 36 (6.90%) Windows
3 20 (3.83%) Android
4 12 (2.30%) Embedded Linux
5 11 (2.11%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.53%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.77%) Unix
7 4 (0.77%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 3 (0.57%) CentOS
8 3 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.57%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.38%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.19%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 503 (96.36%) Software Engineering
2 346 (66.28%) Agile Software Development
3 196 (37.55%) TDD
4 189 (36.21%) Scrum
5 167 (31.99%) Continuous Integration
6 121 (23.18%) MVC
7 120 (22.99%) Test Automation
8 108 (20.69%) BDD
9 106 (20.31%) DevOps
10 94 (18.01%) SOLID
11 89 (17.05%) OO
12 82 (15.71%) Mentoring
13 77 (14.75%) Microservices
14 74 (14.18%) SDLC
15 73 (13.98%) Kanban
16 63 (12.07%) Open Source
17 61 (11.69%) Unit Testing
18 60 (11.49%) E-Commerce
19 57 (10.92%) Continuous Improvement
20 54 (10.34%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 259 (49.62%) Java
2 206 (39.46%) C#
3 176 (33.72%) JavaScript
4 121 (23.18%) SQL
5 97 (18.58%) C
6 89 (17.05%) C++
7 80 (15.33%) Python
8 69 (13.22%) Java 8
9 65 (12.45%) PHP
10 48 (9.20%) T-SQL
11 30 (5.75%) Ruby
12 27 (5.17%) TypeScript
13 21 (4.02%) Bash Shell
14 18 (3.45%) VB.NET
15 17 (3.26%) R
16 16 (3.07%) Go
17 15 (2.87%) PL/SQL
18 14 (2.68%) Java 9
19 12 (2.30%) PowerShell
20 11 (2.11%) Scala
Qualifications
1 67 (12.84%) Degree
2 49 (9.39%) Security Cleared
3 31 (5.94%) DV Cleared
4 18 (3.45%) SC Cleared
5 8 (1.53%) CCNA
5 8 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (1.53%) CISSP
5 8 (1.53%) CompTIA Security+
5 8 (1.53%) GIAC
5 8 (1.53%) Linux+ Certification
5 8 (1.53%) MCSE
5 8 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (1.53%) Network+ Certification
5 8 (1.53%) Numerate Degree
5 8 (1.53%) SANS
5 8 (1.53%) SSCP
6 5 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (0.96%) PhD
7 2 (0.38%) HNC
7 2 (0.38%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.60%) QA
2 3 (0.57%) ISO 13485
3 2 (0.38%) GDPR
3 2 (0.38%) ISO 15765
3 2 (0.38%) MISRA
4 1 (0.19%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.19%) GCP
4 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 63 (12.07%) Docker
2 8 (1.53%) vSphere
3 7 (1.34%) Firmware
4 2 (0.38%) HDFS
5 1 (0.19%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 34 (6.51%) Puppet
2 27 (5.17%) Kubernetes
3 25 (4.79%) Ansible
4 24 (4.60%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (3.07%) Salt
6 6 (1.15%) Terraform
7 2 (0.38%) Kibana
7 2 (0.38%) Nagios
7 2 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.19%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.19%) Oozie
8 1 (0.19%) Packer
8 1 (0.19%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 53 (10.15%) Microsoft
2 39 (7.47%) Oracle
3 24 (4.60%) Google
3 24 (4.60%) Xamarin
4 7 (1.34%) SAP
4 7 (1.34%) WorldPay
5 4 (0.77%) Aquila
5 4 (0.77%) HP
5 4 (0.77%) Intapp
5 4 (0.77%) Remedy
5 4 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (0.77%) Siemens
5 4 (0.77%) Sybase
6 3 (0.57%) Apple
6 3 (0.57%) Atlassian
6 3 (0.57%) Facebook
6 3 (0.57%) IBM
6 3 (0.57%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.38%) ATG
7 2 (0.38%) Capita