Period
to 16 February 2020

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 16 February 2020.

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
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 68 76 91
Rank change year-on-year +8 +15 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 333 412 463
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.98% 4.00% 3.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.13% 4.14% 3.72%
Number of salaries quoted 218 328 347
North West median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £32,660 £29,979 £31,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +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 8,069 9,945 12,447
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.36% 96.55% 96.94%
Number of salaries quoted 6,376 8,094 9,992
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 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% +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 16 February 2020.

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 16 February 2020. 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 -4 235 £50,000 - 65
Cheshire +29 59 £45,000 - 16
Lancashire +10 30 £39,951 +12.54% 11
Merseyside +4 6 £45,000 -2.17% 2
Cumbria -15 1 £27,500 - 1
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 February 2020, 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.

1 326 (97.90%) Software Engineering
2 176 (52.85%) Agile Software Development
3 148 (44.44%) Java
3 148 (44.44%) JavaScript
4 136 (40.84%) C#
5 123 (36.94%) .NET
6 108 (32.43%) SQL
7 96 (28.83%) AWS
8 88 (26.43%) Azure
9 86 (25.83%) Node.js
10 82 (24.62%) Microservices
11 78 (23.42%) TDD
12 76 (22.82%) Problem-Solving
13 70 (21.02%) React
13 70 (21.02%) AngularJS
14 68 (20.42%) Mentoring
15 67 (20.12%) Git (software)
16 65 (19.52%) NoSQL
17 64 (19.22%) HTML
18 55 (16.52%) Microsoft
18 55 (16.52%) MongoDB
19 54 (16.22%) ASP.NET
19 54 (16.22%) MVC
20 52 (15.62%) C++
21 51 (15.32%) SOA
22 48 (14.41%) Test Automation
22 48 (14.41%) CSS
22 48 (14.41%) Scrum
22 48 (14.41%) DevOps
23 45 (13.51%) Python

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 10 (3.00%) Cloud Foundry
2 7 (2.10%) Confluence
2 7 (2.10%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.30%) Apache
3 1 (0.30%) nginx
3 1 (0.30%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 2 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.30%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.30%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 96 (28.83%) AWS
2 88 (26.43%) Azure
3 31 (9.31%) GitHub
4 27 (8.11%) Serverless
5 20 (6.01%) AWS Lambda
6 19 (5.71%) GCP
7 6 (1.80%) Amazon SQS
8 5 (1.50%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (1.50%) Amazon S3
8 5 (1.50%) Azure Functions
8 5 (1.50%) SaaS
8 5 (1.50%) Sage Pay
9 3 (0.90%) npm
10 2 (0.60%) Amazon ECS
10 2 (0.60%) BrowserStack
10 2 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.60%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.60%) Power Platform
10 2 (0.60%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.00%) SMS
1 10 (3.00%) VoIP
2 9 (2.70%) HTTP
3 4 (1.20%) Bluetooth
3 4 (1.20%) Wireless
4 3 (0.90%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.60%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.60%) ZigBee
6 1 (0.30%) 2G
6 1 (0.30%) 3G
6 1 (0.30%) 3GPP
6 1 (0.30%) 4G
6 1 (0.30%) Internet
6 1 (0.30%) LTE
6 1 (0.30%) MQTT
6 1 (0.30%) RFID
6 1 (0.30%) RS-485
6 1 (0.30%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (19.52%) NoSQL
2 55 (16.52%) MongoDB
3 26 (7.81%) MySQL
4 22 (6.61%) SQL Server
5 20 (6.01%) Relational Database
6 18 (5.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 17 (5.11%) PostgreSQL
8 16 (4.80%) Neo4j
9 11 (3.30%) Big Data
10 4 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (1.20%) Amazon Redshift
10 4 (1.20%) BigQuery
10 4 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.20%) RDBMS
10 4 (1.20%) Snowflake Schema
10 4 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.60%) Power BI
11 2 (0.60%) Redis
11 2 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (0.30%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 67 (20.12%) Git (software)
2 33 (9.91%) GitLab
3 25 (7.51%) JIRA
4 20 (6.01%) Subversion
5 15 (4.50%) Eclipse
6 13 (3.90%) Jenkins
6 13 (3.90%) NetBeans
7 12 (3.60%) Selenium
8 7 (2.10%) Grunt
8 7 (2.10%) gulp
8 7 (2.10%) SoapUI
9 6 (1.80%) Visual Studio
10 5 (1.50%) Bitbucket
10 5 (1.50%) IntelliJ
10 5 (1.50%) Jasmine
10 5 (1.50%) JDeveloper
10 5 (1.50%) WebDriver
11 4 (1.20%) Rational Robot
11 4 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (1.20%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 33 (9.91%) Banking
2 29 (8.71%) Finance
3 25 (7.51%) Aerospace
4 21 (6.31%) Military
5 16 (4.80%) Legal
6 14 (4.20%) Retail
7 10 (3.00%) Automotive
8 9 (2.70%) Back Office
9 8 (2.40%) Telecoms
10 7 (2.10%) Avionics
11 6 (1.80%) Public Sector
12 5 (1.50%) Electronics
12 5 (1.50%) Law
13 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (36.94%) .NET
2 86 (25.83%) Node.js
3 70 (21.02%) AngularJS
3 70 (21.02%) React
4 64 (19.22%) HTML
5 54 (16.22%) ASP.NET
6 48 (14.41%) CSS
7 42 (12.61%) .NET Core
8 39 (11.71%) RESTful
9 37 (11.11%) .NET Framework
10 35 (10.51%) ASP.NET MVC
10 35 (10.51%) HTML5
11 34 (10.21%) Web Services
12 31 (9.31%) Spring
13 30 (9.01%) Swagger
14 27 (8.11%) Entity Framework
15 25 (7.51%) REST
16 24 (7.21%) Spring Boot
17 22 (6.61%) Apache Flex
18 19 (5.71%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 35 (10.51%) Cloud Native
2 29 (8.71%) Greenfield Project
3 24 (7.21%) Enterprise Software
4 22 (6.61%) Mobile App
5 18 (5.41%) User Experience
6 10 (3.00%) IVR
7 9 (2.70%) Embedded Systems
8 6 (1.80%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.50%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (1.20%) HoloLens
11 3 (0.90%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.90%) Analogue Electronics
11 3 (0.90%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 3 (0.90%) Smartphone
12 2 (0.60%) Analytical Mindset
12 2 (0.60%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.60%) Internet of Things
13 1 (0.30%) Cyberthreat
13 1 (0.30%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 41 (12.31%) Linux
2 11 (3.30%) Unix
3 8 (2.40%) Apple iOS
3 8 (2.40%) Windows
4 7 (2.10%) Android
5 5 (1.50%) Mac OS X
6 4 (1.20%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.90%) CentOS
8 1 (0.30%) AIX
8 1 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.30%) FreeRTOS
8 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.30%) Tizen
8 1 (0.30%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 326 (97.90%) Software Engineering
2 176 (52.85%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (24.62%) Microservices
4 78 (23.42%) TDD
5 76 (22.82%) Problem-Solving
6 68 (20.42%) Mentoring
7 54 (16.22%) MVC
8 51 (15.32%) SOA
9 48 (14.41%) DevOps
9 48 (14.41%) Scrum
9 48 (14.41%) Test Automation
10 44 (13.21%) Continuous Integration
11 43 (12.91%) Coaching
12 40 (12.01%) OO
13 36 (10.81%) OOP
14 34 (10.21%) Open Source
15 26 (7.81%) Pair Programming
15 26 (7.81%) SDLC
16 25 (7.51%) Continuous Delivery
17 21 (6.31%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 148 (44.44%) Java
1 148 (44.44%) JavaScript
2 136 (40.84%) C#
3 108 (32.43%) SQL
4 52 (15.62%) C++
5 45 (13.51%) Python
6 40 (12.01%) C
7 23 (6.91%) Go
8 22 (6.61%) TypeScript
9 12 (3.60%) Scala
10 11 (3.30%) Ada
10 11 (3.30%) Assembly Language
11 8 (2.40%) Bash Shell
12 7 (2.10%) Embedded C
13 6 (1.80%) Java 8
13 6 (1.80%) Kotlin
14 5 (1.50%) Fortran
14 5 (1.50%) PL/SQL
14 5 (1.50%) Ruby
15 4 (1.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 36 (10.81%) Degree
2 18 (5.41%) Security Cleared
3 16 (4.80%) DV Cleared
4 9 (2.70%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (0.90%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.90%) QA
2 1 (0.30%) GDPR
2 1 (0.30%) MISRA
System Software
1 22 (6.61%) Docker
2 2 (0.60%) Firmware
3 1 (0.30%) zsh
Systems Management
1 22 (6.61%) Kubernetes
2 6 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.50%) Ansible
3 5 (1.50%) Puppet
4 4 (1.20%) Terraform
5 1 (0.30%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 55 (16.52%) Microsoft
2 32 (9.61%) Sage
3 18 (5.41%) Google
4 14 (4.20%) Oracle
5 11 (3.30%) MathWorks
6 10 (3.00%) Avaya
6 10 (3.00%) Genesys
7 6 (1.80%) Atlassian
8 3 (0.90%) PayPal
9 2 (0.60%) Software AG
9 2 (0.60%) webMethods
9 2 (0.60%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.30%) Curam
10 1 (0.30%) EMC
10 1 (0.30%) Freescale
10 1 (0.30%) IBM
10 1 (0.30%) QNX
10 1 (0.30%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.30%) TOWER Software
10 1 (0.30%) Zend