Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 94 125
Rank change year-on-year +16 +31 +32
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 420 429 308
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.58% 3.23% 2.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.71% 3.34% 2.54%
Number of salaries quoted 332 314 261
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.43% +3.75%
10th Percentile £30,006 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £62,375 £60,000 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 11,330 12,831 12,137
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.57% 96.67% 97.06%
Number of salaries quoted 9,179 10,288 10,236
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 15 November 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 15 November 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 +15 330 £47,500 -5.00% 83
Cheshire 0 61 £43,250 -3.89% 18
Lancashire +26 18 £35,000 +34.62% 6
Merseyside +16 12 £46,000 +18.71% 3
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 November 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.

1 409 (97.38%) Software Engineering
2 250 (59.52%) Agile Software Development
3 190 (45.24%) Java
4 131 (31.19%) C#
5 126 (30.00%) JavaScript
6 120 (28.57%) TDD
7 117 (27.86%) Continuous Integration
8 113 (26.90%) DevOps
9 112 (26.67%) C++
10 108 (25.71%) .NET
11 96 (22.86%) Scrum
12 91 (21.67%) Spring
13 89 (21.19%) Test Automation
14 86 (20.48%) SQL
15 85 (20.24%) Git (software)
16 80 (19.05%) OO
17 77 (18.33%) Amazon AWS
18 76 (18.10%) HTML
19 73 (17.38%) C
20 71 (16.90%) Python
21 69 (16.43%) Linux
22 68 (16.19%) CSS
22 68 (16.19%) Finance
23 65 (15.48%) Open Source
24 64 (15.24%) Microsoft Azure
24 64 (15.24%) Greenfield Project
25 63 (15.00%) BDD
25 63 (15.00%) Degree
26 61 (14.52%) Java 8
27 54 (12.86%) MVC

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 13 (3.10%) Apache
2 11 (2.62%) nginx
3 10 (2.38%) Confluence
4 9 (2.14%) Apache Pig
4 9 (2.14%) Cloud Foundry
4 9 (2.14%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (1.67%) Tomcat
6 6 (1.43%) Apache Solr
7 3 (0.71%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.48%) CICS
8 2 (0.48%) CMS
8 2 (0.48%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.48%) WildFly
9 1 (0.24%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.24%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.24%) Sitefinity
9 1 (0.24%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (0.95%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (0.71%) SOLIDWORKS
3 1 (0.24%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.24%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.24%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 77 (18.33%) Amazon AWS
2 64 (15.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (5.48%) SaaS
4 14 (3.33%) GitHub
5 13 (3.10%) Google Cloud Platform
6 11 (2.62%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (1.90%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (1.43%) Amazon S3
9 5 (1.19%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (1.19%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 3 (0.71%) Serverless
11 2 (0.48%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.24%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.24%) Apigee
12 1 (0.24%) NuGet
12 1 (0.24%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.24%) PaaS
12 1 (0.24%) Route 53
12 1 (0.24%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.00%) RS-232
2 14 (3.33%) HTTP
2 14 (3.33%) TCP/IP
3 9 (2.14%) RS-485
3 9 (2.14%) SSL
4 8 (1.90%) Firewall
5 6 (1.43%) Bluetooth
6 5 (1.19%) RFID
7 3 (0.71%) Wireless
8 2 (0.48%) AMQP
8 2 (0.48%) Broadband
9 1 (0.24%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.24%) SMS
9 1 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (9.52%) Big Data
1 40 (9.52%) MySQL
2 38 (9.05%) NoSQL
3 35 (8.33%) SQL Server
4 29 (6.90%) Hadoop
5 22 (5.24%) MongoDB
6 21 (5.00%) Apache Cassandra
7 18 (4.29%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (2.62%) Apache Hive
9 10 (2.38%) Amazon Redshift
9 10 (2.38%) Redis
10 3 (0.71%) DB2
10 3 (0.71%) Neo4j
10 3 (0.71%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.48%) Couchbase
11 2 (0.48%) HBase
11 2 (0.48%) IMS/DB
11 2 (0.48%) Riak
Development Applications
1 85 (20.24%) Git (software)
2 49 (11.67%) Jenkins
3 40 (9.52%) Selenium
4 37 (8.81%) JIRA
5 29 (6.90%) Maven
6 25 (5.95%) Bitbucket
7 23 (5.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 21 (5.00%) JUnit
9 20 (4.76%) Gradle
10 17 (4.05%) Subversion
11 16 (3.81%) MSTest
11 16 (3.81%) NUnit
11 16 (3.81%) Robot Framework
11 16 (3.81%) WebDriver
12 15 (3.57%) SonarQube
13 12 (2.86%) Jasmine
14 11 (2.62%) TeamCity
14 11 (2.62%) Visual Studio
15 10 (2.38%) EasyMock
16 9 (2.14%) SoapUI
General
1 68 (16.19%) Finance
2 43 (10.24%) Electronics
3 31 (7.38%) Manufacturing
4 22 (5.24%) Games
4 22 (5.24%) Marketing
5 21 (5.00%) Military
6 19 (4.52%) Telecoms
7 18 (4.29%) Retail
8 13 (3.10%) Banking
9 9 (2.14%) Advertising
10 8 (1.90%) Law
11 5 (1.19%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.95%) Automotive
13 3 (0.71%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.24%) German Language
14 1 (0.24%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (25.71%) .NET
2 91 (21.67%) Spring
3 76 (18.10%) HTML
4 68 (16.19%) CSS
5 52 (12.38%) AngularJS
6 47 (11.19%) ASP.NET
7 44 (10.48%) Web Services
8 43 (10.24%) React
9 41 (9.76%) Node.js
10 38 (9.05%) RESTful
11 32 (7.62%) WCF
12 31 (7.38%) jQuery
13 30 (7.14%) HTML5
14 28 (6.67%) Hibernate
14 28 (6.67%) SOAP
15 23 (5.48%) RabbitMQ
16 21 (5.00%) .NET Framework
16 21 (5.00%) XML
17 20 (4.76%) Java EE
18 19 (4.52%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 64 (15.24%) Greenfield Project
2 40 (9.52%) Computer Science
3 19 (4.52%) Cloud Native
4 17 (4.05%) Algorithms
5 16 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (3.33%) N-Tier
7 8 (1.90%) Data Structures
7 8 (1.90%) Embedded Systems
7 8 (1.90%) Management Information System
7 8 (1.90%) User Experience
7 8 (1.90%) Wiki
8 6 (1.43%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 6 (1.43%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.19%) Acoustics
9 5 (1.19%) Fintech
10 4 (0.95%) CUDA
10 4 (0.95%) Self-Motivation
11 3 (0.71%) Life Science
11 3 (0.71%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.71%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 69 (16.43%) Linux
2 44 (10.48%) Windows
3 26 (6.19%) Android
4 19 (4.52%) Apple iOS
5 13 (3.10%) Embedded Linux
6 11 (2.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (2.38%) CentOS
7 10 (2.38%) Ubuntu
8 8 (1.90%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.48%) FreeRTOS
9 2 (0.48%) pSOS
9 2 (0.48%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.24%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.24%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 409 (97.38%) Software Engineering
2 250 (59.52%) Agile Software Development
3 120 (28.57%) TDD
4 117 (27.86%) Continuous Integration
5 113 (26.90%) DevOps
6 96 (22.86%) Scrum
7 89 (21.19%) Test Automation
8 80 (19.05%) OO
9 65 (15.48%) Open Source
10 63 (15.00%) BDD
11 54 (12.86%) MVC
11 54 (12.86%) SDLC
12 52 (12.38%) Unit Testing
13 48 (11.43%) Continuous Delivery
14 45 (10.71%) SOLID
15 40 (9.52%) Microservices
15 40 (9.52%) Multithreading
16 38 (9.05%) Mentoring
17 36 (8.57%) Kanban
18 35 (8.33%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 190 (45.24%) Java
2 131 (31.19%) C#
3 126 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 112 (26.67%) C++
5 86 (20.48%) SQL
6 73 (17.38%) C
7 71 (16.90%) Python
8 61 (14.52%) Java 8
9 45 (10.71%) PHP
10 19 (4.52%) Bash Shell
11 17 (4.05%) Embedded C
11 17 (4.05%) Go
12 16 (3.81%) Ruby
13 15 (3.57%) T-SQL
14 12 (2.86%) Groovy
14 12 (2.86%) TypeScript
15 11 (2.62%) Objective-C
16 10 (2.38%) Embedded C++
17 9 (2.14%) PL/SQL
17 9 (2.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 63 (15.00%) Degree
2 30 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
3 23 (5.48%) Security Cleared
4 17 (4.05%) DV Cleared
5 8 (1.90%) CCNA
5 8 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (1.90%) CISSP
5 8 (1.90%) CompTIA Security+
5 8 (1.90%) GIAC
5 8 (1.90%) Linux+ Certification
5 8 (1.90%) MCSE
5 8 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (1.90%) Network+ Certification
5 8 (1.90%) SANS
5 8 (1.90%) SSCP
6 7 (1.67%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.95%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.48%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.48%) PhD
9 1 (0.24%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.00%) QA
2 5 (1.19%) GDPR
3 3 (0.71%) ISO 13485
4 2 (0.48%) ISO 15765
System Software
1 53 (12.62%) Docker
2 8 (1.90%) vSphere
3 6 (1.43%) Firmware
4 3 (0.71%) HDFS
5 2 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.24%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.24%) LXC
6 1 (0.24%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 33 (7.86%) Ansible
2 25 (5.95%) Puppet
3 24 (5.71%) Kubernetes
4 23 (5.48%) Terraform
5 16 (3.81%) Salt
6 13 (3.10%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (1.19%) Packer
8 1 (0.24%) Consul
8 1 (0.24%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.24%) Kibana
8 1 (0.24%) Oozie
Vendors
1 37 (8.81%) Microsoft
2 19 (4.52%) SAP
3 13 (3.10%) Google
4 9 (2.14%) Red Hat
5 8 (1.90%) Xamarin
6 5 (1.19%) Oracle
6 5 (1.19%) ServiceNow
7 4 (0.95%) IBM
7 4 (0.95%) Intapp
7 4 (0.95%) WorldPay
8 3 (0.71%) Atlassian
8 3 (0.71%) Twitter
9 2 (0.48%) EMC
9 2 (0.48%) Freescale
9 2 (0.48%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.24%) Apple
10 1 (0.24%) HP
10 1 (0.24%) Remedy
10 1 (0.24%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.24%) Siemens