Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 126 148
Rank change year-on-year +31 +22 +71
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 426 309 260
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.20% 2.47% 2.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.32% 2.55% 2.09%
Number of salaries quoted 311 262 241
North West median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.43% +6.41% +4.00%
10th Percentile £31,000 £30,125 £23,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £55,000
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 12848 12139 12423
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.64% 97.00% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 10290 10208 10309
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,250 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,250
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%

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 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 +18 319 £50,000 +19.05% 28
Cheshire -3 84 £45,000 +9.09% 11
Merseyside +23 12 £38,750 -
Lancashire -3 5 £24,500 -30.00% 1
Cumbria +6 2 £40,000 -11.11%
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 423 (99.30%) Software Engineering
2 279 (65.49%) Agile Software Development
3 251 (58.92%) Java
4 164 (38.50%) JavaScript
5 143 (33.57%) C#
6 129 (30.28%) HTML
6 129 (30.28%) SQL
6 129 (30.28%) OO
7 124 (29.11%) CSS
8 122 (28.64%) .NET
9 119 (27.93%) C++
10 117 (27.46%) Scrum
11 116 (27.23%) Degree
12 106 (24.88%) Git (software)
13 105 (24.65%) Linux
14 100 (23.47%) TDD
15 97 (22.77%) C
16 92 (21.60%) Spring
17 89 (20.89%) Web Services
18 84 (19.72%) MVC
18 84 (19.72%) Continuous Integration
19 81 (19.01%) DevOps
19 81 (19.01%) Finance
20 77 (18.08%) AngularJS
21 72 (16.90%) ASP.NET
22 70 (16.43%) Windows
23 69 (16.20%) Python
24 68 (15.96%) Test Automation
25 63 (14.79%) jQuery
25 63 (14.79%) Amazon AWS

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 35 (8.22%) Tomcat
2 22 (5.16%) Apache Spark
3 12 (2.82%) Apache
4 11 (2.58%) Confluence
4 11 (2.58%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (2.11%) Apache Pig
6 6 (1.41%) Apache Solr
7 5 (1.17%) CICS
7 5 (1.17%) OpenStack
7 5 (1.17%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.94%) WinCC
9 3 (0.70%) IIS
9 3 (0.70%) JBoss
9 3 (0.70%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.47%) Jetty
11 1 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.23%) Predix
Applications
1 7 (1.64%) SOLIDWORKS
2 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.23%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.23%) BASE24
1 1 (0.23%) LabWindows
1 1 (0.23%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 63 (14.79%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (7.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (2.82%) Google Cloud Platform
4 10 (2.35%) OpenShift
4 10 (2.35%) SaaS
5 9 (2.11%) GitHub
6 4 (0.94%) Amazon EMR
7 3 (0.70%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.70%) Serverless
8 2 (0.47%) IaaS
8 2 (0.47%) npm
9 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.23%) Loggly
9 1 (0.23%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 1 (0.23%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 1 (0.23%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.46%) HTTP
2 8 (1.88%) Bluetooth
2 8 (1.88%) Ethernet
2 8 (1.88%) Modbus
2 8 (1.88%) Profibus
3 2 (0.47%) AMQP
4 1 (0.23%) Internet
4 1 (0.23%) IPsec
4 1 (0.23%) LDAP
4 1 (0.23%) SSL
4 1 (0.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (13.85%) NoSQL
2 57 (13.38%) SQL Server
3 53 (12.44%) MySQL
4 44 (10.33%) Hadoop
5 40 (9.39%) Big Data
5 40 (9.39%) Relational Database
6 38 (8.92%) MongoDB
7 27 (6.34%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (3.29%) Apache Hive
9 10 (2.35%) Apache Cassandra
10 9 (2.11%) RDBMS
11 8 (1.88%) Apache Accumulo
12 6 (1.41%) CouchDB
13 5 (1.17%) DB2
13 5 (1.17%) HBase
13 5 (1.17%) Impala
13 5 (1.17%) IMS/DB
13 5 (1.17%) Sqoop
14 4 (0.94%) Couchbase
14 4 (0.94%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 106 (24.88%) Git (software)
2 44 (10.33%) Subversion
3 40 (9.39%) NUnit
4 28 (6.57%) Jenkins
5 22 (5.16%) MSTest
6 21 (4.93%) Mercurial
7 20 (4.69%) JUnit
8 18 (4.23%) JIRA
8 18 (4.23%) Visual Studio
9 17 (3.99%) Selenium
10 16 (3.76%) Eclipse
11 13 (3.05%) TeamCity
12 12 (2.82%) Cucumber
13 11 (2.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 11 (2.58%) Maven
14 9 (2.11%) Bitbucket
15 8 (1.88%) FitNesse
15 8 (1.88%) Gradle
16 7 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
17 6 (1.41%) WebDriver
General
1 81 (19.01%) Finance
2 27 (6.34%) Manufacturing
3 21 (4.93%) Electronics
4 16 (3.76%) Automotive
5 15 (3.52%) Banking
6 14 (3.29%) Games
7 13 (3.05%) Retail
8 12 (2.82%) Marketing
8 12 (2.82%) Telecoms
9 8 (1.88%) Advertising
10 5 (1.17%) French Language
10 5 (1.17%) German Language
10 5 (1.17%) Investment Banking
10 5 (1.17%) Japanese Language
11 4 (0.94%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.94%) Back Office
11 4 (0.94%) Military
12 3 (0.70%) Law
13 1 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.23%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (30.28%) HTML
2 124 (29.11%) CSS
3 122 (28.64%) .NET
4 92 (21.60%) Spring
5 89 (20.89%) Web Services
6 77 (18.08%) AngularJS
7 72 (16.90%) ASP.NET
8 63 (14.79%) jQuery
9 58 (13.62%) Node.js
10 53 (12.44%) RESTful
11 52 (12.21%) React
12 49 (11.50%) HTML5
13 47 (11.03%) XML
14 43 (10.09%) Hibernate
15 41 (9.62%) REST
16 38 (8.92%) Java EE
17 37 (8.69%) WCF
18 36 (8.45%) WPF
19 35 (8.22%) JSON
20 33 (7.75%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 51 (11.97%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (7.75%) Computer Science
3 31 (7.28%) Algorithms
4 27 (6.34%) Data Structures
5 23 (5.40%) Greenfield Project
6 16 (3.76%) User Experience
7 15 (3.52%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (2.82%) Embedded Systems
8 12 (2.82%) Public Cloud
9 11 (2.58%) Mobile App
10 10 (2.35%) Life Science
11 9 (2.11%) PKI
12 7 (1.64%) Fintech
13 6 (1.41%) Cyberthreat
14 5 (1.17%) iPad
14 5 (1.17%) Mainframe
14 5 (1.17%) Online Banking
14 5 (1.17%) Wiki
15 4 (0.94%) SCADA
16 3 (0.70%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 105 (24.65%) Linux
2 70 (16.43%) Windows
3 24 (5.63%) Unix
4 21 (4.93%) Android
5 8 (1.88%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.88%) Windows XP
6 5 (1.17%) CentOS
6 5 (1.17%) Embedded Linux
6 5 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.17%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 2 (0.47%) AIX
7 2 (0.47%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.47%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 423 (99.30%) Software Engineering
2 279 (65.49%) Agile Software Development
3 129 (30.28%) OO
4 117 (27.46%) Scrum
5 100 (23.47%) TDD
6 84 (19.72%) Continuous Integration
6 84 (19.72%) MVC
7 81 (19.01%) DevOps
8 68 (15.96%) Test Automation
9 54 (12.68%) Open Source
10 50 (11.74%) Mentoring
11 47 (11.03%) Analytics
12 45 (10.56%) OOP
13 41 (9.62%) E-Commerce
14 35 (8.22%) Continuous Delivery
15 34 (7.98%) BDD
16 31 (7.28%) Microservices
16 31 (7.28%) MVVM
16 31 (7.28%) Use Case
17 30 (7.04%) UML
Programming Languages
1 251 (58.92%) Java
2 164 (38.50%) JavaScript
3 143 (33.57%) C#
4 129 (30.28%) SQL
5 119 (27.93%) C++
6 97 (22.77%) C
7 69 (16.20%) Python
8 36 (8.45%) Ruby
9 28 (6.57%) T-SQL
10 27 (6.34%) PHP
11 25 (5.87%) Scala
12 24 (5.63%) PL/SQL
13 23 (5.40%) Go
14 18 (4.23%) TypeScript
15 17 (3.99%) Embedded C
16 14 (3.29%) Perl
16 14 (3.29%) Shell Script
17 7 (1.64%) Bash Shell
18 6 (1.41%) Clojure
18 6 (1.41%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 116 (27.23%) Degree
2 59 (13.85%) Security Cleared
3 41 (9.62%) DV Cleared
4 14 (3.29%) SC Cleared
5 13 (3.05%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (2.58%) Numerate Degree
7 8 (1.88%) HNC
8 7 (1.64%) Sun Certification
9 3 (0.70%) HND
9 3 (0.70%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.23%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.29%) QA
2 7 (1.64%) ISO 13485
3 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.23%) TickIT
System Software
1 31 (7.28%) Docker
2 9 (2.11%) Hyper-V
2 9 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.17%) Apache Flume
3 5 (1.17%) HDFS
4 4 (0.94%) Firmware
5 2 (0.47%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 26 (6.10%) Opscode Chef
2 25 (5.87%) Puppet
3 17 (3.99%) Ansible
4 8 (1.88%) Kibana
4 8 (1.88%) Kubernetes
5 7 (1.64%) Prometheus
6 4 (0.94%) Cobbler
7 2 (0.47%) Nagios
8 1 (0.23%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.23%) CA Wily
8 1 (0.23%) Packer
8 1 (0.23%) Salt
8 1 (0.23%) SCCM
8 1 (0.23%) Terraform
8 1 (0.23%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 42 (9.86%) Oracle
2 37 (8.69%) Microsoft
3 28 (6.57%) Atlassian
4 22 (5.16%) Google
5 16 (3.76%) SAP
6 11 (2.58%) Sun
7 10 (2.35%) VMware
8 7 (1.64%) Sybase
8 7 (1.64%) Xamarin
9 6 (1.41%) Cloudera
10 5 (1.17%) IBM
10 5 (1.17%) Red Hat
10 5 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (0.94%) Allen-Bradley
11 4 (0.94%) JD Edwards
11 4 (0.94%) Rockwell
11 4 (0.94%) Siemens
11 4 (0.94%) Zend
12 3 (0.70%) Apple
13 2 (0.47%) SaltStack