Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 98 131
Rank change year-on-year +20 +33 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 461 423 284
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.86% 3.22% 2.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.99% 3.33% 2.45%
Number of salaries quoted 374 328 233
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.43% +3.75%
10th Percentile £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +3.45%

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 11,568 12,720 11,569
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.76% 96.69% 97.19%
Number of salaries quoted 9,377 10,240 9,781
North West median annual salary £44,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.02% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +22 359 £45,000 -10.00% 67
Cheshire +8 78 £45,000 - 18
Lancashire +23 15 £35,000 - 8
Merseyside +10 9 £50,500 +34.67% 4
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 447 (96.96%) Software Engineering
2 281 (60.95%) Agile Software Development
3 216 (46.85%) Java
4 157 (34.06%) TDD
5 155 (33.62%) JavaScript
6 153 (33.19%) Continuous Integration
7 149 (32.32%) C#
8 138 (29.93%) Scrum
9 124 (26.90%) .NET
10 111 (24.08%) DevOps
11 104 (22.56%) Spring
12 100 (21.69%) Git (software)
12 100 (21.69%) Test Automation
13 99 (21.48%) SQL
14 92 (19.96%) C++
15 88 (19.09%) AngularJS
16 87 (18.87%) Greenfield Project
17 86 (18.66%) HTML
18 84 (18.22%) Amazon AWS
19 82 (17.79%) BDD
20 80 (17.35%) CSS
21 79 (17.14%) C
21 79 (17.14%) OO
22 78 (16.92%) React
23 76 (16.49%) Finance
24 75 (16.27%) MVC
25 71 (15.40%) Python
25 71 (15.40%) SOLID
25 71 (15.40%) Java 8
26 67 (14.53%) PHP

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 16 (3.47%) Tomcat
2 11 (2.39%) Apache Pig
3 10 (2.17%) Cloud Foundry
4 9 (1.95%) Apache
4 9 (1.95%) nginx
5 8 (1.74%) Apache Solr
6 6 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (1.30%) Sitefinity
7 5 (1.08%) CMS
8 3 (0.65%) Confluence
9 2 (0.43%) CICS
9 2 (0.43%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.22%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.22%) JBoss
10 1 (0.22%) Resin
10 1 (0.22%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.22%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.22%) WildFly
Applications
1 3 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.22%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.22%) S-PLUS
Cloud Services
1 84 (18.22%) Amazon AWS
2 67 (14.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (5.86%) SaaS
4 16 (3.47%) GitHub
5 10 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (1.95%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (1.95%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (1.52%) Amazon S3
8 5 (1.08%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (1.08%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 2 (0.43%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.43%) Route 53
10 1 (0.22%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.22%) BrowserStack
10 1 (0.22%) npm
10 1 (0.22%) NuGet
10 1 (0.22%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.22%) PaaS
10 1 (0.22%) Serverless
10 1 (0.22%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.47%) HTTP
1 16 (3.47%) TCP/IP
2 15 (3.25%) RS-232
3 10 (2.17%) Firewall
3 10 (2.17%) SSL
4 4 (0.87%) Bluetooth
4 4 (0.87%) RS-485
4 4 (0.87%) Wireless
5 3 (0.65%) Ethernet
5 3 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.43%) Broadband
6 2 (0.43%) VLAN
7 1 (0.22%) DNS
7 1 (0.22%) RFID
7 1 (0.22%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (10.85%) MySQL
2 46 (9.98%) Big Data
3 44 (9.54%) SQL Server
4 31 (6.72%) NoSQL
5 29 (6.29%) Hadoop
6 26 (5.64%) MongoDB
7 17 (3.69%) Apache Cassandra
7 17 (3.69%) PostgreSQL
8 13 (2.82%) Amazon Redshift
9 11 (2.39%) Apache Hive
10 10 (2.17%) Redis
11 4 (0.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 2 (0.43%) DB2
12 2 (0.43%) IMS/DB
12 2 (0.43%) Neo4j
13 1 (0.22%) Amazon RDS
13 1 (0.22%) GIS
13 1 (0.22%) HBase
13 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.22%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 100 (21.69%) Git (software)
2 65 (14.10%) Jenkins
3 52 (11.28%) Selenium
4 43 (9.33%) JIRA
5 32 (6.94%) Maven
6 23 (4.99%) NUnit
7 21 (4.56%) JUnit
7 21 (4.56%) Robot Framework
7 21 (4.56%) Subversion
8 19 (4.12%) WebDriver
9 18 (3.90%) MSTest
10 17 (3.69%) Bitbucket
10 17 (3.69%) Octopus Deploy
10 17 (3.69%) TeamCity
11 16 (3.47%) Gradle
11 16 (3.47%) Jasmine
12 15 (3.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 15 (3.25%) SonarQube
13 12 (2.60%) SoapUI
13 12 (2.60%) Visual Studio
General
1 76 (16.49%) Finance
2 34 (7.38%) Retail
3 32 (6.94%) Electronics
4 29 (6.29%) Military
5 21 (4.56%) Manufacturing
6 19 (4.12%) Advertising
7 18 (3.90%) Games
8 14 (3.04%) Marketing
9 12 (2.60%) Telecoms
10 11 (2.39%) Retail Banking
11 10 (2.17%) Banking
12 7 (1.52%) Law
13 5 (1.08%) Automotive
14 3 (0.65%) Investment Banking
15 2 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.22%) German Language
16 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (26.90%) .NET
2 104 (22.56%) Spring
3 88 (19.09%) AngularJS
4 86 (18.66%) HTML
5 80 (17.35%) CSS
6 78 (16.92%) React
7 57 (12.36%) Node.js
8 56 (12.15%) ASP.NET
9 54 (11.71%) Web Services
10 49 (10.63%) RESTful
11 40 (8.68%) WCF
12 37 (8.03%) HTML5
13 35 (7.59%) Hibernate
14 32 (6.94%) jQuery
15 31 (6.72%) REST
16 29 (6.29%) Java EE
17 28 (6.07%) SOAP
18 27 (5.86%) ASP.NET Web API
19 26 (5.64%) CSS3
19 26 (5.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 87 (18.87%) Greenfield Project
2 31 (6.72%) Computer Science
3 19 (4.12%) Algorithms
4 17 (3.69%) N-Tier
5 15 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (3.25%) Management Information System
6 14 (3.04%) Cloud Native
7 11 (2.39%) Data Structures
8 10 (2.17%) User Experience
9 9 (1.95%) Embedded Systems
10 6 (1.30%) Fintech
10 6 (1.30%) Mobile App
10 6 (1.30%) Xbox
11 5 (1.08%) Self-Motivation
12 3 (0.65%) CUDA
12 3 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.43%) IBM Mainframe
13 2 (0.43%) Mainframe
13 2 (0.43%) Web 2.0
13 2 (0.43%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 54 (11.71%) Linux
2 36 (7.81%) Windows
3 19 (4.12%) Android
4 17 (3.69%) Apple iOS
5 10 (2.17%) Embedded Linux
5 10 (2.17%) Mac OS X
6 6 (1.30%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.87%) CentOS
8 3 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.65%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.43%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.22%) FreeRTOS
10 1 (0.22%) Unix
10 1 (0.22%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 447 (96.96%) Software Engineering
2 281 (60.95%) Agile Software Development
3 157 (34.06%) TDD
4 153 (33.19%) Continuous Integration
5 138 (29.93%) Scrum
6 111 (24.08%) DevOps
7 100 (21.69%) Test Automation
8 82 (17.79%) BDD
9 79 (17.14%) OO
10 75 (16.27%) MVC
11 71 (15.40%) SOLID
12 67 (14.53%) SDLC
13 66 (14.32%) Open Source
14 65 (14.10%) Mentoring
15 60 (13.02%) Continuous Delivery
16 57 (12.36%) E-Commerce
16 57 (12.36%) Microservices
17 52 (11.28%) Kanban
18 50 (10.85%) Unit Testing
19 45 (9.76%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 216 (46.85%) Java
2 155 (33.62%) JavaScript
3 149 (32.32%) C#
4 99 (21.48%) SQL
5 92 (19.96%) C++
6 79 (17.14%) C
7 71 (15.40%) Java 8
7 71 (15.40%) Python
8 67 (14.53%) PHP
9 27 (5.86%) T-SQL
10 23 (4.99%) Bash Shell
11 19 (4.12%) Ruby
12 13 (2.82%) Go
13 12 (2.60%) Embedded C
13 12 (2.60%) Objective-C
13 12 (2.60%) PowerShell
13 12 (2.60%) R
13 12 (2.60%) TypeScript
14 11 (2.39%) PL/SQL
14 11 (2.39%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 60 (13.02%) Degree
2 36 (7.81%) Security Cleared
3 25 (5.42%) DV Cleared
4 19 (4.12%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (2.60%) SC Cleared
6 10 (2.17%) CCNA
6 10 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (2.17%) CISSP
6 10 (2.17%) CompTIA Security+
6 10 (2.17%) GIAC
6 10 (2.17%) Linux+ Certification
6 10 (2.17%) MCSE
6 10 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (2.17%) Network+ Certification
6 10 (2.17%) SANS
6 10 (2.17%) SSCP
7 6 (1.30%) Numerate Degree
8 4 (0.87%) PhD
9 1 (0.22%) HNC
9 1 (0.22%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.34%) QA
2 4 (0.87%) GDPR
3 2 (0.43%) ISO 15765
3 2 (0.43%) MISRA
4 1 (0.22%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 58 (12.58%) Docker
2 10 (2.17%) vSphere
3 6 (1.30%) Firmware
4 2 (0.43%) HDFS
4 2 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.22%) LXC
5 1 (0.22%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 35 (7.59%) Puppet
2 31 (6.72%) Ansible
3 22 (4.77%) Kubernetes
4 19 (4.12%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (4.12%) Salt
5 15 (3.25%) Terraform
6 4 (0.87%) Packer
7 2 (0.43%) Kibana
7 2 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.22%) Nagios
8 1 (0.22%) Oozie
8 1 (0.22%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 44 (9.54%) Microsoft
2 19 (4.12%) Google
3 16 (3.47%) Oracle
4 12 (2.60%) SAP
4 12 (2.60%) Xamarin
5 5 (1.08%) WorldPay
6 4 (0.87%) Intapp
6 4 (0.87%) ServiceNow
7 3 (0.65%) Apple
7 3 (0.65%) Facebook
7 3 (0.65%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.43%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.43%) IBM
8 2 (0.43%) Sybase
9 1 (0.22%) Freescale
9 1 (0.22%) HP
9 1 (0.22%) hybris
9 1 (0.22%) Remedy
9 1 (0.22%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.22%) Siemens