Period
to 26 February 2021

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 26 February 2021.

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
26 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 49 65 71
Rank change year-on-year +16 +6 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 276 337 434
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 5.04% 4.01% 4.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.25% 4.16% 4.36%
Number of salaries quoted 315 256 347
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

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 5,256 8,096 9,958
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.95% 96.22% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 4,423 6,485 8,174
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £26,075
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +0.96% +4.00%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Software Engineer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Engineer in the North West over the 6 months to 26 February 2021.

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 26 February 2021. 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 +18 216 £55,000 +10.00% 74
Cheshire +7 34 £49,000 +3.16% 7
Lancashire +14 19 £40,000 +22.47% 6
Merseyside +9 5 £55,000 +15.79% 1
Cumbria +8 1 £42,500 +54.55% 2
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 February 2021, 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.

1 274 (99.28%) Software Engineering
2 113 (40.94%) Agile Software Development
3 112 (40.58%) C#
4 106 (38.41%) JavaScript
5 91 (32.97%) Java
6 89 (32.25%) .NET
7 88 (31.88%) Python
8 82 (29.71%) TDD
8 82 (29.71%) AWS
9 77 (27.90%) SQL
10 75 (27.17%) Azure
11 72 (26.09%) C++
12 69 (25.00%) Docker
13 68 (24.64%) DevOps
14 55 (19.93%) Go
15 54 (19.57%) Kubernetes
16 51 (18.48%) React
16 51 (18.48%) .NET Core
17 46 (16.67%) TypeScript
18 45 (16.30%) Linux
18 45 (16.30%) Git (software)
19 44 (15.94%) Node.js
20 42 (15.22%) Microservices
21 40 (14.49%) MVC
22 39 (14.13%) NoSQL
23 38 (13.77%) CSS
24 37 (13.41%) GCP
25 36 (13.04%) ASP.NET
25 36 (13.04%) HTML
26 35 (12.68%) OO

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 19 (6.88%) Elasticsearch
2 14 (5.07%) nginx
3 3 (1.09%) Apache
4 2 (0.72%) CMS
4 2 (0.72%) Headless CMS
4 2 (0.72%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.36%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.36%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 4 (1.45%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 2 (0.72%) Magento
3 1 (0.36%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 82 (29.71%) AWS
2 75 (27.17%) Azure
3 37 (13.41%) GCP
4 28 (10.14%) Serverless
5 16 (5.80%) AWS CloudFormation
6 13 (4.71%) AWS Lambda
7 10 (3.62%) SaaS
8 7 (2.54%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (1.45%) GitHub
10 3 (1.09%) IaaS
10 3 (1.09%) PaaS
11 2 (0.72%) Amazon ECS
12 1 (0.36%) Amazon Alexa
12 1 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.36%) Cloud Run
12 1 (0.36%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.09%) Bluetooth
1 3 (1.09%) SNMP
2 2 (0.72%) RFID
2 2 (0.72%) Software-Defined Radio
2 2 (0.72%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.36%) HTTP
3 1 (0.36%) RTSP
3 1 (0.36%) SSL
3 1 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.36%) Wireless
3 1 (0.36%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (14.13%) NoSQL
2 26 (9.42%) PostgreSQL
3 20 (7.25%) MySQL
3 20 (7.25%) SQL Server
4 19 (6.88%) MongoDB
5 16 (5.80%) Redis
6 11 (3.99%) Big Data
7 6 (2.17%) Cosmos DB
7 6 (2.17%) Oracle Database
8 5 (1.81%) Amazon Redshift
8 5 (1.81%) Apache Hive
8 5 (1.81%) MariaDB
9 3 (1.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (1.09%) BigQuery
10 2 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.72%) Neo4j
11 1 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.36%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.36%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 45 (16.30%) Git (software)
2 23 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 14 (5.07%) Mercurial
3 14 (5.07%) Subversion
4 13 (4.71%) Visual Studio
5 12 (4.35%) GitLab
6 10 (3.62%) Jasmine
6 10 (3.62%) JIRA
7 5 (1.81%) JUnit
7 5 (1.81%) Storybook
8 4 (1.45%) Babel
8 4 (1.45%) C++Builder
8 4 (1.45%) Maven
8 4 (1.45%) webpack
9 3 (1.09%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.72%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.72%) Cypress.io
10 2 (0.72%) Selenium
10 2 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.72%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (5.07%) Finance
2 11 (3.99%) Law
3 10 (3.62%) Electronics
3 10 (3.62%) Manufacturing
3 10 (3.62%) Public Sector
4 7 (2.54%) Games
4 7 (2.54%) Marketing
4 7 (2.54%) Retail
5 6 (2.17%) Military
6 3 (1.09%) Automotive
6 3 (1.09%) Banking
6 3 (1.09%) Legal
6 3 (1.09%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.36%) Advertising
8 1 (0.36%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (32.25%) .NET
2 51 (18.48%) .NET Core
2 51 (18.48%) React
3 44 (15.94%) Node.js
4 38 (13.77%) CSS
5 36 (13.04%) ASP.NET
5 36 (13.04%) HTML
6 32 (11.59%) AngularJS
7 24 (8.70%) RabbitMQ
8 23 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 21 (7.61%) Vue.js
10 19 (6.88%) Web Services
11 15 (5.43%) ASP.NET Web API
12 14 (5.07%) ASP.NET MVC
13 13 (4.71%) GraphQL
13 13 (4.71%) jQuery
13 13 (4.71%) Spring
14 12 (4.35%) HTML5
14 12 (4.35%) RESTful
15 10 (3.62%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.78%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (6.88%) Greenfield Project
3 17 (6.16%) Mobile App
4 15 (5.43%) Algorithms
5 13 (4.71%) User Experience
6 9 (3.26%) Embedded Systems
7 6 (2.17%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.81%) Device Driver
9 4 (1.45%) NHS
10 3 (1.09%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.72%) Analogue Electronics
11 2 (0.72%) Augmented Reality
11 2 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.72%) FMCG
11 2 (0.72%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.72%) Robotics
12 1 (0.36%) CUDA
12 1 (0.36%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 1 (0.36%) Life Science
12 1 (0.36%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 45 (16.30%) Linux
2 10 (3.62%) Windows
3 8 (2.90%) Unix
4 7 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.45%) Android
6 3 (1.09%) CentOS
6 3 (1.09%) FreeRTOS
7 2 (0.72%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.72%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (0.72%) Fedora
7 2 (0.72%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.36%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 274 (99.28%) Software Engineering
2 113 (40.94%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (29.71%) TDD
4 68 (24.64%) DevOps
5 42 (15.22%) Microservices
6 40 (14.49%) MVC
7 35 (12.68%) OO
8 31 (11.23%) Continuous Integration
9 29 (10.51%) Mentoring
10 28 (10.14%) Problem-Solving
11 26 (9.42%) E-Commerce
12 24 (8.70%) Artificial Intelligence
13 23 (8.33%) OOP
14 22 (7.97%) Unit Testing
15 20 (7.25%) Pair Programming
15 20 (7.25%) SOLID
16 18 (6.52%) Analytical Thinking
16 18 (6.52%) Innovative Thinking
17 17 (6.16%) Technical Leadership
18 16 (5.80%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 112 (40.58%) C#
2 106 (38.41%) JavaScript
3 91 (32.97%) Java
4 88 (31.88%) Python
5 77 (27.90%) SQL
6 72 (26.09%) C++
7 55 (19.93%) Go
8 46 (16.67%) TypeScript
9 33 (11.96%) Ruby
10 26 (9.42%) C
11 22 (7.97%) Scala
12 21 (7.61%) PHP
13 15 (5.43%) Kotlin
14 12 (4.35%) ES6
15 5 (1.81%) Embedded C
15 5 (1.81%) Haskell
16 3 (1.09%) Bash Shell
16 3 (1.09%) Embedded C++
16 3 (1.09%) PowerShell
17 2 (0.72%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 19 (6.88%) Degree
2 9 (3.26%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.54%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (1.81%) AWS Certification
4 5 (1.81%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.45%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.36%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.54%) QA
2 2 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 69 (25.00%) Docker
2 3 (1.09%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 54 (19.57%) Kubernetes
2 21 (7.61%) Terraform
3 17 (6.16%) Ansible
4 2 (0.72%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.36%) Grafana
5 1 (0.36%) Kibana
5 1 (0.36%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.36%) Puppet
Vendors
1 24 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 15 (5.43%) Google
3 8 (2.90%) Oracle
4 7 (2.54%) IBM
4 7 (2.54%) Red Hat
5 4 (1.45%) Embarcadero
5 4 (1.45%) Sparx
5 4 (1.45%) Xamarin
6 2 (0.72%) HP
7 1 (0.36%) SAP