Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 110 129
Rank change year-on-year +34 +19 +47
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 515 351 264
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.98% 2.83% 2.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.10% 2.93% 2.41%
Number of salaries quoted 401 269 240
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 12,547 11,995 10,954
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.85% 96.77% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 10,214 10,050 9,222
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £66,000 £61,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 20 April 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 20 April 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 +21 379 £45,000 -5.26% 57
Cheshire +17 117 £45,000 +15.38% 15
Lancashire +3 10 £35,450 +10.78% 5
Merseyside +14 1 £37,500 -9.09% 4
Cumbria -10 1 £40,000 +21.21%
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 499 (96.89%) Software Engineering
2 325 (63.11%) Agile Software Development
3 277 (53.79%) Java
4 209 (40.58%) C#
5 177 (34.37%) Scrum
6 169 (32.82%) JavaScript
7 168 (32.62%) .NET
8 161 (31.26%) TDD
9 138 (26.80%) SQL
10 134 (26.02%) MVC
11 127 (24.66%) Continuous Integration
12 123 (23.88%) AngularJS
13 119 (23.11%) Git (software)
14 118 (22.91%) Finance
15 112 (21.75%) Spring
16 110 (21.36%) CSS
17 109 (21.17%) HTML
18 101 (19.61%) Test Automation
19 97 (18.83%) OO
19 97 (18.83%) BDD
20 95 (18.45%) ASP.NET
21 94 (18.25%) C
21 94 (18.25%) DevOps
22 93 (18.06%) C++
23 92 (17.86%) React
24 88 (17.09%) Amazon AWS
25 86 (16.70%) Mentoring
26 84 (16.31%) Degree
27 83 (16.12%) Jenkins
27 83 (16.12%) Greenfield Project

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 33 (6.41%) Tomcat
2 15 (2.91%) CMS
3 13 (2.52%) Confluence
4 12 (2.33%) Apache Solr
5 9 (1.75%) Sitefinity
6 8 (1.55%) Apache Spark
6 8 (1.55%) CICS
6 8 (1.55%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (1.36%) NServiceBus
8 5 (0.97%) Apache
8 5 (0.97%) Apache Pig
8 5 (0.97%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.78%) JBoss
10 3 (0.58%) Tornado
10 3 (0.58%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.39%) Jetty
11 2 (0.39%) nginx
11 2 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.19%) Resin
Applications
1 5 (0.97%) SOLIDWORKS
2 4 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.19%) Maya
3 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.39%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 88 (17.09%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (7.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (3.69%) SaaS
4 16 (3.11%) GitHub
5 12 (2.33%) OpenShift
6 7 (1.36%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (1.17%) Google App Engine
7 6 (1.17%) IaaS
8 4 (0.78%) G Suite
8 4 (0.78%) npm
8 4 (0.78%) Office 365
9 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.19%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.19%) Serverless
9 1 (0.19%) Slack
9 1 (0.19%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.36%) HTTP
2 5 (0.97%) Bluetooth
2 5 (0.97%) Wireless
3 4 (0.78%) Ethernet
3 4 (0.78%) VLAN
4 3 (0.58%) Internet
4 3 (0.58%) RFID
5 2 (0.39%) Broadband
6 1 (0.19%) DNS
6 1 (0.19%) IPsec
6 1 (0.19%) Skype
6 1 (0.19%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (14.95%) SQL Server
2 54 (10.49%) MySQL
3 45 (8.74%) Big Data
4 36 (6.99%) NoSQL
5 33 (6.41%) MongoDB
6 25 (4.85%) Hadoop
7 18 (3.50%) PostgreSQL
7 18 (3.50%) Relational Database
8 11 (2.14%) Apache Cassandra
9 10 (1.94%) DB2
10 9 (1.75%) Amazon Redshift
10 9 (1.75%) SQL Server 2014
11 8 (1.55%) Apache Hive
11 8 (1.55%) Redis
12 6 (1.17%) IMS/DB
13 5 (0.97%) RDBMS
14 3 (0.58%) Apache Accumulo
14 3 (0.58%) Oracle Database
14 3 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
14 3 (0.58%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 119 (23.11%) Git (software)
2 83 (16.12%) Jenkins
3 55 (10.68%) JIRA
4 54 (10.49%) NUnit
5 45 (8.74%) Selenium
6 43 (8.35%) Maven
7 36 (6.99%) Subversion
8 30 (5.83%) Team Foundation Server
9 28 (5.44%) TeamCity
10 27 (5.24%) MSTest
11 25 (4.85%) JUnit
12 24 (4.66%) Octopus Deploy
13 22 (4.27%) Gradle
13 22 (4.27%) WebDriver
14 18 (3.50%) Mercurial
15 17 (3.30%) MSBuild
15 17 (3.30%) Visual Studio
16 14 (2.72%) Jasmine
16 14 (2.72%) SoapUI
17 9 (1.75%) Bitbucket
General
1 118 (22.91%) Finance
2 48 (9.32%) Retail
3 28 (5.44%) Electronics
4 20 (3.88%) Manufacturing
5 19 (3.69%) Banking
6 17 (3.30%) Marketing
6 17 (3.30%) Military
6 17 (3.30%) Retail Banking
7 15 (2.91%) Telecoms
8 14 (2.72%) Investment Banking
9 12 (2.33%) Advertising
10 7 (1.36%) Law
11 6 (1.17%) Games
12 5 (0.97%) Aerospace
12 5 (0.97%) Automotive
13 2 (0.39%) French Language
13 2 (0.39%) German Language
13 2 (0.39%) Japanese Language
13 2 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 168 (32.62%) .NET
2 123 (23.88%) AngularJS
3 112 (21.75%) Spring
4 110 (21.36%) CSS
5 109 (21.17%) HTML
6 95 (18.45%) ASP.NET
7 92 (17.86%) React
8 78 (15.15%) RESTful
9 74 (14.37%) Web Services
10 56 (10.87%) ASP.NET Web API
11 53 (10.29%) ASP.NET MVC
11 53 (10.29%) Node.js
12 51 (9.90%) WCF
13 44 (8.54%) REST
14 39 (7.57%) Hibernate
14 39 (7.57%) jQuery
15 34 (6.60%) SOAP
15 34 (6.60%) WPF
16 33 (6.41%) Java EE
17 32 (6.21%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 83 (16.12%) Greenfield Project
2 51 (9.90%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (6.02%) Algorithms
4 25 (4.85%) Computer Science
5 19 (3.69%) Data Structures
6 18 (3.50%) Management Information System
7 11 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (2.14%) Xbox
8 10 (1.94%) Fintech
9 8 (1.55%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 6 (1.17%) Mainframe
11 5 (0.97%) PKI
11 5 (0.97%) User Experience
12 4 (0.78%) Embedded Systems
12 4 (0.78%) NHS
12 4 (0.78%) Wiki
13 3 (0.58%) Life Science
13 3 (0.58%) Mobile App
13 3 (0.58%) Online Banking
13 3 (0.58%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 74 (14.37%) Linux
2 33 (6.41%) Windows
3 15 (2.91%) Android
4 9 (1.75%) Embedded Linux
5 7 (1.36%) Unix
6 5 (0.97%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.78%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 3 (0.58%) AIX
8 3 (0.58%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.39%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.39%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.39%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.39%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.19%) MVS
10 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 499 (96.89%) Software Engineering
2 325 (63.11%) Agile Software Development
3 177 (34.37%) Scrum
4 161 (31.26%) TDD
5 134 (26.02%) MVC
6 127 (24.66%) Continuous Integration
7 101 (19.61%) Test Automation
8 97 (18.83%) BDD
8 97 (18.83%) OO
9 94 (18.25%) DevOps
10 86 (16.70%) Mentoring
11 80 (15.53%) E-Commerce
12 75 (14.56%) Microservices
13 61 (11.84%) SDLC
13 61 (11.84%) SOLID
14 59 (11.46%) Kanban
15 43 (8.35%) Information Security
15 43 (8.35%) Open Source
16 42 (8.16%) Continuous Improvement
16 42 (8.16%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 277 (53.79%) Java
2 209 (40.58%) C#
3 169 (32.82%) JavaScript
4 138 (26.80%) SQL
5 94 (18.25%) C
6 93 (18.06%) C++
7 80 (15.53%) Python
8 51 (9.90%) T-SQL
9 48 (9.32%) Java 8
10 39 (7.57%) PHP
11 32 (6.21%) Ruby
12 26 (5.05%) TypeScript
13 21 (4.08%) PL/SQL
14 19 (3.69%) Go
15 14 (2.72%) Embedded C
15 14 (2.72%) R
15 14 (2.72%) VB.NET
16 13 (2.52%) Perl
16 13 (2.52%) Scala
17 11 (2.14%) Java 9
Qualifications
1 84 (16.31%) Degree
2 49 (9.51%) Security Cleared
3 26 (5.05%) DV Cleared
4 23 (4.47%) SC Cleared
5 12 (2.33%) Numerate Degree
6 8 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (0.78%) Sun Certification
8 3 (0.58%) HNC
8 3 (0.58%) HND
8 3 (0.58%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.58%) PhD
9 2 (0.39%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.19%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.19%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.14%) QA
2 5 (0.97%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 71 (13.79%) Docker
2 9 (1.75%) Firmware
3 5 (0.97%) Hyper-V
3 5 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.58%) Apache Flume
4 3 (0.58%) HDFS
5 1 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.19%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 39 (7.57%) Kubernetes
2 17 (3.30%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (3.11%) Puppet
4 9 (1.75%) Kibana
4 9 (1.75%) Prometheus
5 3 (0.58%) Terraform
6 2 (0.39%) Ansible
6 2 (0.39%) Cobbler
6 2 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.19%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.19%) Nagios
7 1 (0.19%) Packer
7 1 (0.19%) SCCM
Vendors
1 58 (11.26%) Oracle
2 50 (9.71%) Microsoft
3 24 (4.66%) Google
4 17 (3.30%) Xamarin
5 15 (2.91%) SAP
6 10 (1.94%) WorldPay
7 9 (1.75%) Sybase
8 8 (1.55%) Atlassian
8 8 (1.55%) Capita
9 6 (1.17%) HP
9 6 (1.17%) VMware
10 4 (0.78%) Aquila
10 4 (0.78%) IBM
10 4 (0.78%) Remedy
10 4 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (0.78%) Siemens
10 4 (0.78%) Sun
10 4 (0.78%) Xilinx
11 3 (0.58%) Zend
12 2 (0.39%) Altera