The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineer
England / North West
Rank 95 93 131
Rank change year-on-year -2 +38  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 179 155 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.94% 2.73% 1.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.04% 2.81% 2.03%
Number of salaries quoted 130 126 116
Median salary £45,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £24,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5897 5519 6450
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.80% 97.08% 96.79%
Number of salaries quoted 4923 4630 5198
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -6 141 £47,500 +11.76% 29
Cheshire +12 27 £37,500 +7.14% 6
Merseyside -4 6 £41,250 -25.00%
Lancashire -1 4 £32,500 -13.33% 4
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 323 (97.88%) Software Engineering
2 186 (56.36%) Java
3 171 (51.82%) Agile Software Development
4 135 (40.91%) C#
5 132 (40.00%) HTML
6 123 (37.27%) JavaScript
7 121 (36.67%) C++
7 121 (36.67%) SQL
8 108 (32.73%) OO
9 107 (32.42%) Degree
10 106 (32.12%) .NET
11 100 (30.30%) Continuous Integration
12 99 (30.00%) CSS
13 77 (23.33%) C
14 76 (23.03%) jQuery
15 75 (22.73%) Scrum
16 72 (21.82%) Linux
17 71 (21.52%) Web Services
18 68 (20.61%) Git (software)
19 61 (18.48%) MySQL
20 60 (18.18%) ASP.NET
21 58 (17.58%) Python
22 56 (16.97%) XML
22 56 (16.97%) TDD
23 53 (16.06%) AngularJS
23 53 (16.06%) SDLC
24 48 (14.55%) MVC
24 48 (14.55%) Finance
24 48 (14.55%) Open Source
25 47 (14.24%) PHP

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 32 (9.70%) Apache Spark
2 20 (6.06%) Apache Pig
2 20 (6.06%) Elasticsearch
3 16 (4.85%) WebSphere
4 14 (4.24%) Tomcat
5 9 (2.73%) Apache
5 9 (2.73%) JBoss
6 8 (2.42%) WebLogic
7 7 (2.12%) Confluence
8 3 (0.91%) Apache Solr
8 3 (0.91%) GlassFish
9 2 (0.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.61%) IIS
9 2 (0.61%) nginx
9 2 (0.61%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.30%) CICS
10 1 (0.30%) CMS
10 1 (0.30%) Jetty
10 1 (0.30%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (2.12%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.61%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.30%) MS Office
3 1 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.61%) BASE24
2 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (3.94%) GitHub
3 10 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.21%) SaaS
5 3 (0.91%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.30%) Azure Machine Learning
6 1 (0.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.24%) HTTP
1 14 (4.24%) TCP/IP
2 12 (3.64%) GPRS
3 10 (3.03%) Internet
4 8 (2.42%) NFC
5 6 (1.82%) Bluetooth
5 6 (1.82%) DVB
5 6 (1.82%) Ethernet
5 6 (1.82%) GSM
5 6 (1.82%) UMTS
5 6 (1.82%) VoIP
5 6 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (1.82%) WLAN
6 5 (1.52%) Broadband
7 3 (0.91%) LAN
7 3 (0.91%) WAN
8 2 (0.61%) iBeacon
9 1 (0.30%) Intranet
9 1 (0.30%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (18.48%) MySQL
2 46 (13.94%) NoSQL
3 44 (13.33%) Big Data
4 42 (12.73%) SQL Server
5 28 (8.48%) Hadoop
6 22 (6.67%) MongoDB
6 22 (6.67%) Relational Database
7 20 (6.06%) Apache Hive
8 17 (5.15%) RDBMS
9 9 (2.73%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (1.82%) DB2
11 4 (1.21%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.91%) Amazon Redshift
12 3 (0.91%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 1 (0.30%) IMS/DB
13 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
13 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 68 (20.61%) Git (software)
2 37 (11.21%) Subversion
3 29 (8.79%) Visual Studio
4 26 (7.88%) Jenkins
4 26 (7.88%) NUnit
5 25 (7.58%) MSTest
6 23 (6.97%) Mercurial
7 16 (4.85%) Team Foundation Server
8 15 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 12 (3.64%) JIRA
10 11 (3.33%) Eclipse
11 10 (3.03%) Bitbucket
12 9 (2.73%) JUnit
12 9 (2.73%) Maven
13 7 (2.12%) Octopus Deploy
13 7 (2.12%) TeamCity
14 6 (1.82%) EasyMock
14 6 (1.82%) GoCD
14 6 (1.82%) Hudson
14 6 (1.82%) MSBuild
General
1 48 (14.55%) Finance
2 18 (5.45%) Games
3 15 (4.55%) Retail
4 12 (3.64%) Banking
4 12 (3.64%) Military
5 10 (3.03%) Electronics
6 9 (2.73%) Automotive
7 8 (2.42%) Corporate Banking
8 6 (1.82%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.82%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.82%) Multimedia
9 4 (1.21%) Legal
10 3 (0.91%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.91%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.30%) Advertising
11 1 (0.30%) Avionics
11 1 (0.30%) Marketing
11 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (40.00%) HTML
2 106 (32.12%) .NET
3 99 (30.00%) CSS
4 76 (23.03%) jQuery
5 71 (21.52%) Web Services
6 60 (18.18%) ASP.NET
7 56 (16.97%) XML
8 53 (16.06%) AngularJS
9 46 (13.94%) HTML5
10 45 (13.64%) Node.js
10 45 (13.64%) WCF
10 45 (13.64%) WPF
11 41 (12.42%) SOAP
11 41 (12.42%) Spring
12 34 (10.30%) Java EE
12 34 (10.30%) RESTful
12 34 (10.30%) XSLT
13 31 (9.39%) REST
14 29 (8.79%) Hibernate
15 26 (7.88%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 30 (9.09%) Algorithms
2 25 (7.58%) Computer Science
3 23 (6.97%) Data Structures
4 15 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (3.94%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (3.03%) Cyberthreat
6 10 (3.03%) Device Driver
6 10 (3.03%) PKI
6 10 (3.03%) User Experience
7 9 (2.73%) Animation
8 8 (2.42%) Internet of Things
9 6 (1.82%) CAN bus
9 6 (1.82%) iPhone
9 6 (1.82%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.82%) MPEG
9 6 (1.82%) Smartphone
9 6 (1.82%) Wiki
10 4 (1.21%) iPad
10 4 (1.21%) Mainframe
10 4 (1.21%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 72 (21.82%) Linux
2 33 (10.00%) Windows
3 19 (5.76%) Embedded Linux
4 17 (5.15%) Android
5 15 (4.55%) Windows XP
6 12 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (2.73%) Apple iOS
8 7 (2.12%) Unix
8 7 (2.12%) Windows 7
9 6 (1.82%) Nucleus RTOS
9 6 (1.82%) Windows 8
9 6 (1.82%) Windows Mobile
10 4 (1.21%) CentOS
11 2 (0.61%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.61%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.30%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.30%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.30%) Windows Server
12 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 323 (97.88%) Software Engineering
2 171 (51.82%) Agile Software Development
3 108 (32.73%) OO
4 100 (30.30%) Continuous Integration
5 75 (22.73%) Scrum
6 56 (16.97%) TDD
7 53 (16.06%) SDLC
8 48 (14.55%) MVC
8 48 (14.55%) Open Source
9 46 (13.94%) DevOps
10 36 (10.91%) UML
11 32 (9.70%) MVVM
12 31 (9.39%) Automated Testing
12 31 (9.39%) RUP
13 30 (9.09%) Analytics
13 30 (9.09%) Service Delivery
14 28 (8.48%) SOA
15 26 (7.88%) Continuous Improvement
15 26 (7.88%) DSDM
15 26 (7.88%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 186 (56.36%) Java
2 135 (40.91%) C#
3 123 (37.27%) JavaScript
4 121 (36.67%) C++
4 121 (36.67%) SQL
5 77 (23.33%) C
6 58 (17.58%) Python
7 47 (14.24%) PHP
8 36 (10.91%) Ruby
9 35 (10.61%) PL/SQL
10 31 (9.39%) Perl
11 30 (9.09%) T-SQL
12 26 (7.88%) Embedded C
13 15 (4.55%) Embedded C++
14 14 (4.24%) VB
15 13 (3.94%) Go
16 12 (3.64%) VB6
17 11 (3.33%) Scala
18 9 (2.73%) PowerShell
18 9 (2.73%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 107 (32.42%) Degree
2 26 (7.88%) Security Cleared
3 22 (6.67%) DV Cleared
4 4 (1.21%) Sun Certification
5 3 (0.91%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.30%) HND
6 1 (0.30%) PhD
6 1 (0.30%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.52%) QA
2 1 (0.30%) DO-178B
System Software
1 25 (7.58%) Firmware
2 16 (4.85%) Hyper-V
2 16 (4.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (3.94%) Docker
4 1 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (4.55%) Puppet
2 12 (3.64%) Ansible
3 8 (2.42%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.82%) Terraform
5 1 (0.30%) Kibana
5 1 (0.30%) logstash
5 1 (0.30%) Salt
Vendors
1 26 (7.88%) Oracle
2 25 (7.58%) Microsoft
3 24 (7.27%) VMware
4 12 (3.64%) Red Hat
5 7 (2.12%) Google
5 7 (2.12%) Xamarin
6 6 (1.82%) Intel
6 6 (1.82%) Symbian
7 4 (1.21%) Sun
8 3 (0.91%) Chordiant
8 3 (0.91%) hybris
8 3 (0.91%) Teradata
9 2 (0.61%) Adobe
9 2 (0.61%) Apple
9 2 (0.61%) IBM
9 2 (0.61%) Intel Security
10 1 (0.30%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.30%) Wonderware
10 1 (0.30%) Xilinx
10 1 (0.30%) Zend
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