Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 87 120 132
Rank change year-on-year +33 +12 +79
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 472 339 282
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.69% 2.74% 2.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.81% 2.83% 2.45%
Number of salaries quoted 358 267 265
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £31,000 £31,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
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 12,390 11,958 11,521
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.83% 96.63% 96.34%
Number of salaries quoted 9,998 10,040 9,624
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £22,770
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
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 22 February 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 22 February 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 +29 352 £45,000 - 52
Cheshire -10 101 £45,000 +20.00% 23
Lancashire +1 8 £29,150 -10.31% 8
Merseyside +18 3 £40,000 +8.11% 2
Cumbria -7 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 February 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.

1 460 (97.46%) Software Engineering
2 291 (61.65%) Agile Software Development
3 268 (56.78%) Java
4 181 (38.35%) C#
5 157 (33.26%) JavaScript
6 142 (30.08%) .NET
7 135 (28.60%) Scrum
8 133 (28.18%) SQL
9 120 (25.42%) TDD
10 119 (25.21%) Finance
11 114 (24.15%) Git (software)
12 112 (23.73%) HTML
13 110 (23.31%) C++
13 110 (23.31%) CSS
14 108 (22.88%) OO
15 101 (21.40%) MVC
16 99 (20.97%) Spring
17 98 (20.76%) Degree
18 97 (20.55%) Linux
19 96 (20.34%) AngularJS
20 94 (19.92%) DevOps
21 90 (19.07%) C
22 86 (18.22%) Continuous Integration
23 82 (17.37%) Test Automation
24 78 (16.53%) BDD
24 78 (16.53%) ASP.NET
25 77 (16.31%) Web Services
26 70 (14.83%) E-Commerce
26 70 (14.83%) Mentoring
27 68 (14.41%) Python

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 43 (9.11%) Tomcat
2 12 (2.54%) Apache Spark
2 12 (2.54%) Confluence
2 12 (2.54%) Elasticsearch
3 11 (2.33%) Apache Solr
3 11 (2.33%) CICS
4 9 (1.91%) Apache Pig
4 9 (1.91%) CMS
5 6 (1.27%) JBoss
6 5 (1.06%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.64%) Apache
7 3 (0.64%) IIS
7 3 (0.64%) NServiceBus
7 3 (0.64%) Sitefinity
7 3 (0.64%) Tornado
7 3 (0.64%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.42%) Jetty
8 2 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.21%) Resin
Applications
1 7 (1.48%) SOLIDWORKS
2 4 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.21%) Maya
3 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.42%) BASE24
2 1 (0.21%) LabWindows
2 1 (0.21%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 65 (13.77%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (5.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (3.39%) OpenShift
4 15 (3.18%) SaaS
5 6 (1.27%) Google App Engine
5 6 (1.27%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.06%) GitHub
6 5 (1.06%) IaaS
7 4 (0.85%) G Suite
7 4 (0.85%) npm
7 4 (0.85%) Office 365
8 3 (0.64%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (0.64%) Serverless
9 1 (0.21%) Loggly
9 1 (0.21%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 1 (0.21%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 1 (0.21%) Slack
9 1 (0.21%) Sumo Logic
9 1 (0.21%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.97%) HTTP
2 8 (1.69%) Bluetooth
3 4 (0.85%) Ethernet
3 4 (0.85%) Internet
4 3 (0.64%) RFID
5 1 (0.21%) AMQP
5 1 (0.21%) DNS
5 1 (0.21%) IPsec
5 1 (0.21%) Skype
5 1 (0.21%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.21%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (12.92%) SQL Server
2 50 (10.59%) MySQL
3 49 (10.38%) NoSQL
4 33 (6.99%) Big Data
5 29 (6.14%) MongoDB
6 24 (5.08%) Hadoop
6 24 (5.08%) Relational Database
7 14 (2.97%) PostgreSQL
8 13 (2.75%) DB2
9 12 (2.54%) Apache Hive
10 10 (2.12%) IMS/DB
11 9 (1.91%) RDBMS
11 9 (1.91%) SQL Server 2014
12 8 (1.69%) Apache Cassandra
13 4 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
14 3 (0.64%) Apache Accumulo
14 3 (0.64%) HBase
14 3 (0.64%) Impala
14 3 (0.64%) Oracle Database
14 3 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 114 (24.15%) Git (software)
2 59 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 49 (10.38%) NUnit
4 40 (8.47%) JIRA
4 40 (8.47%) Subversion
5 32 (6.78%) Selenium
6 27 (5.72%) MSTest
7 24 (5.08%) Maven
8 23 (4.87%) Team Foundation Server
9 21 (4.45%) Mercurial
10 19 (4.03%) Visual Studio
11 17 (3.60%) JUnit
11 17 (3.60%) WebDriver
12 16 (3.39%) TeamCity
13 15 (3.18%) Gradle
14 13 (2.75%) Cucumber
15 12 (2.54%) Eclipse
16 11 (2.33%) SoapUI
17 10 (2.12%) Bitbucket
17 10 (2.12%) Jasmine
General
1 119 (25.21%) Finance
2 31 (6.57%) Retail
3 29 (6.14%) Electronics
4 17 (3.60%) Manufacturing
5 16 (3.39%) Banking
6 14 (2.97%) Marketing
7 12 (2.54%) Telecoms
8 11 (2.33%) Investment Banking
9 7 (1.48%) Aerospace
9 7 (1.48%) Law
9 7 (1.48%) Military
9 7 (1.48%) Retail Banking
10 6 (1.27%) Advertising
10 6 (1.27%) Automotive
10 6 (1.27%) Games
11 4 (0.85%) Back Office
12 2 (0.42%) French Language
12 2 (0.42%) German Language
12 2 (0.42%) Japanese Language
13 1 (0.21%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (30.08%) .NET
2 112 (23.73%) HTML
3 110 (23.31%) CSS
4 99 (20.97%) Spring
5 96 (20.34%) AngularJS
6 78 (16.53%) ASP.NET
7 77 (16.31%) Web Services
8 67 (14.19%) React
9 64 (13.56%) RESTful
10 52 (11.02%) WCF
11 49 (10.38%) Node.js
12 48 (10.17%) jQuery
13 43 (9.11%) REST
14 40 (8.47%) HTML5
15 38 (8.05%) Hibernate
15 38 (8.05%) WPF
16 37 (7.84%) XML
17 34 (7.20%) ASP.NET MVC
17 34 (7.20%) ASP.NET Web API
18 32 (6.78%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 54 (11.44%) Greenfield Project
2 50 (10.59%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (7.20%) Computer Science
4 30 (6.36%) Algorithms
5 22 (4.66%) Data Structures
6 14 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (2.12%) Fintech
7 10 (2.12%) Mainframe
8 9 (1.91%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.91%) PKI
9 8 (1.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 7 (1.48%) Xbox
11 6 (1.27%) Embedded Systems
12 4 (0.85%) User Experience
12 4 (0.85%) Wiki
13 3 (0.64%) Device Driver
13 3 (0.64%) IBM Mainframe
13 3 (0.64%) Life Science
13 3 (0.64%) Linux Command Line
13 3 (0.64%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 97 (20.55%) Linux
2 40 (8.47%) Windows
3 18 (3.81%) Android
4 8 (1.69%) Unix
5 7 (1.48%) Embedded Linux
6 6 (1.27%) Apple iOS
7 5 (1.06%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 4 (0.85%) AIX
9 2 (0.42%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.42%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.42%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.42%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.21%) MVS
10 1 (0.21%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 460 (97.46%) Software Engineering
2 291 (61.65%) Agile Software Development
3 135 (28.60%) Scrum
4 120 (25.42%) TDD
5 108 (22.88%) OO
6 101 (21.40%) MVC
7 94 (19.92%) DevOps
8 86 (18.22%) Continuous Integration
9 82 (17.37%) Test Automation
10 78 (16.53%) BDD
11 70 (14.83%) E-Commerce
11 70 (14.83%) Mentoring
12 55 (11.65%) Microservices
13 42 (8.90%) SDLC
14 40 (8.47%) MVVM
15 36 (7.63%) OOP
16 33 (6.99%) Continuous Delivery
17 32 (6.78%) Machine Learning
18 30 (6.36%) Kanban
19 29 (6.14%) UML
Programming Languages
1 268 (56.78%) Java
2 181 (38.35%) C#
3 157 (33.26%) JavaScript
4 133 (28.18%) SQL
5 110 (23.31%) C++
6 90 (19.07%) C
7 68 (14.41%) Python
8 35 (7.42%) T-SQL
9 31 (6.57%) Ruby
10 23 (4.87%) PL/SQL
11 22 (4.66%) PHP
12 19 (4.03%) TypeScript
13 18 (3.81%) Embedded C
14 17 (3.60%) Go
15 15 (3.18%) Perl
15 15 (3.18%) Scala
16 12 (2.54%) Embedded C++
17 10 (2.12%) COBOL
18 7 (1.48%) Bash Shell
18 7 (1.48%) Java 9
Qualifications
1 98 (20.76%) Degree
2 47 (9.96%) Security Cleared
3 28 (5.93%) DV Cleared
4 22 (4.66%) SC Cleared
5 15 (3.18%) Computer Science Degree
6 12 (2.54%) Numerate Degree
7 7 (1.48%) Sun Certification
8 5 (1.06%) HND
9 3 (0.64%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.42%) HNC
10 2 (0.42%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.42%) PhD
11 1 (0.21%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.21%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.12%) QA
2 7 (1.48%) ISO 13485
3 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.21%) TickIT
System Software
1 54 (11.44%) Docker
2 10 (2.12%) Firmware
3 9 (1.91%) Hyper-V
3 9 (1.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.64%) Apache Flume
4 3 (0.64%) HDFS
5 1 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.21%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 32 (6.78%) Kubernetes
2 16 (3.39%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (2.97%) Puppet
4 13 (2.75%) Prometheus
5 12 (2.54%) Kibana
6 4 (0.85%) Ansible
7 3 (0.64%) Cobbler
8 2 (0.42%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.42%) Nagios
9 1 (0.21%) CA Wily
9 1 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.21%) Packer
9 1 (0.21%) Salt
9 1 (0.21%) SCCM
9 1 (0.21%) Terraform
9 1 (0.21%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 57 (12.08%) Oracle
2 41 (8.69%) Microsoft
3 16 (3.39%) SAP
4 15 (3.18%) Atlassian
5 14 (2.97%) Google
6 11 (2.33%) Sybase
7 10 (2.12%) VMware
8 9 (1.91%) Xamarin
9 8 (1.69%) Capita
10 7 (1.48%) Sun
11 6 (1.27%) IBM
12 5 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (1.06%) WorldPay
13 4 (0.85%) Aquila
13 4 (0.85%) JD Edwards
13 4 (0.85%) Xilinx
14 3 (0.64%) Apple
14 3 (0.64%) Cloudera
14 3 (0.64%) HP
14 3 (0.64%) Zend