Period
to 20 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 20 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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 127 152
Rank change year-on-year +32 +25 +67
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 429 308 261
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.24% 2.51% 2.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.35% 2.58% 2.07%
Number of salaries quoted 312 261 248
North West median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £31,000 £30,000 £23,925
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 12799 11927 12584
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.59% 97.01% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 10256 10029 10440
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 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 20 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 +27 321 £50,000 +20.48% 29
Cheshire -9 83 £45,000 +9.09% 13
Merseyside +27 12 £38,750 -
Lancashire -5 5 £24,500 -30.00% 1
Cumbria +6 4 £38,750 -13.89% 1
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 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.

1 426 (99.30%) Software Engineering
2 283 (65.97%) Agile Software Development
3 253 (58.97%) Java
4 165 (38.46%) JavaScript
5 144 (33.57%) C#
6 133 (31.00%) SQL
7 130 (30.30%) HTML
7 130 (30.30%) OO
8 127 (29.60%) .NET
9 125 (29.14%) CSS
10 121 (28.21%) C++
11 118 (27.51%) Scrum
12 117 (27.27%) Degree
13 106 (24.71%) Linux
14 105 (24.48%) Git (software)
15 101 (23.54%) TDD
16 96 (22.38%) C
17 92 (21.45%) Spring
18 90 (20.98%) Web Services
19 86 (20.05%) MVC
19 86 (20.05%) Continuous Integration
20 84 (19.58%) DevOps
21 82 (19.11%) Finance
22 77 (17.95%) AngularJS
23 75 (17.48%) ASP.NET
24 73 (17.02%) Windows
25 70 (16.32%) Python
25 70 (16.32%) Test Automation
26 67 (15.62%) Amazon AWS
27 64 (14.92%) jQuery

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 (8.16%) Tomcat
2 22 (5.13%) Apache Spark
3 12 (2.80%) Apache
4 11 (2.56%) Confluence
5 10 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (2.10%) Apache Pig
7 6 (1.40%) Apache Solr
7 6 (1.40%) OpenStack
8 5 (1.17%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.93%) CICS
9 4 (0.93%) WinCC
10 3 (0.70%) IIS
10 3 (0.70%) JBoss
10 3 (0.70%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.47%) Jetty
12 1 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.23%) Predix
Applications
1 6 (1.40%) SOLIDWORKS
2 3 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.23%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.23%) BASE24
1 1 (0.23%) LabWindows
1 1 (0.23%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 67 (15.62%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (7.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (3.26%) Google Cloud Platform
4 10 (2.33%) OpenShift
5 9 (2.10%) GitHub
5 9 (2.10%) SaaS
6 4 (0.93%) 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 (4.43%) HTTP
2 8 (1.86%) Ethernet
2 8 (1.86%) Modbus
2 8 (1.86%) Profibus
3 7 (1.63%) Bluetooth
4 2 (0.47%) AMQP
5 1 (0.23%) Internet
5 1 (0.23%) IPsec
5 1 (0.23%) LDAP
5 1 (0.23%) SSL
5 1 (0.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (14.22%) SQL Server
2 59 (13.75%) NoSQL
3 55 (12.82%) MySQL
4 46 (10.72%) Hadoop
5 43 (10.02%) Relational Database
6 42 (9.79%) Big Data
7 38 (8.86%) MongoDB
8 31 (7.23%) PostgreSQL
9 14 (3.26%) Apache Hive
10 10 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
11 9 (2.10%) RDBMS
12 8 (1.86%) Apache Accumulo
13 6 (1.40%) CouchDB
14 5 (1.17%) HBase
14 5 (1.17%) Impala
14 5 (1.17%) Sqoop
15 4 (0.93%) Amazon Redshift
15 4 (0.93%) Couchbase
15 4 (0.93%) Data Mining
15 4 (0.93%) DB2
Development Applications
1 105 (24.48%) Git (software)
2 44 (10.26%) Subversion
3 41 (9.56%) NUnit
4 27 (6.29%) Jenkins
5 22 (5.13%) MSTest
6 21 (4.90%) Mercurial
7 20 (4.66%) JUnit
8 19 (4.43%) JIRA
9 18 (4.20%) Selenium
9 18 (4.20%) Visual Studio
10 16 (3.73%) Eclipse
11 13 (3.03%) TeamCity
12 12 (2.80%) Cucumber
13 11 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 11 (2.56%) Maven
14 9 (2.10%) Bitbucket
15 8 (1.86%) FitNesse
15 8 (1.86%) Gradle
16 7 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
17 6 (1.40%) EasyMock
General
1 82 (19.11%) Finance
2 29 (6.76%) Manufacturing
3 23 (5.36%) Electronics
4 16 (3.73%) Automotive
5 14 (3.26%) Banking
5 14 (3.26%) Games
5 14 (3.26%) Marketing
5 14 (3.26%) Telecoms
6 13 (3.03%) Retail
7 8 (1.86%) Advertising
8 5 (1.17%) French Language
8 5 (1.17%) German Language
8 5 (1.17%) Japanese Language
9 4 (0.93%) Aerospace
9 4 (0.93%) Back Office
9 4 (0.93%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.93%) Military
10 2 (0.47%) Law
11 1 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.23%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (30.30%) HTML
2 127 (29.60%) .NET
3 125 (29.14%) CSS
4 92 (21.45%) Spring
5 90 (20.98%) Web Services
6 77 (17.95%) AngularJS
7 75 (17.48%) ASP.NET
8 64 (14.92%) jQuery
9 59 (13.75%) Node.js
10 53 (12.35%) RESTful
11 52 (12.12%) React
12 50 (11.66%) HTML5
13 48 (11.19%) XML
14 43 (10.02%) Hibernate
15 40 (9.32%) REST
16 39 (9.09%) Java EE
16 39 (9.09%) WCF
17 37 (8.62%) WPF
18 35 (8.16%) JSON
19 34 (7.93%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 50 (11.66%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (7.93%) Computer Science
3 31 (7.23%) Algorithms
4 27 (6.29%) Data Structures
5 23 (5.36%) Greenfield Project
6 16 (3.73%) User Experience
7 15 (3.50%) Enterprise Software
8 14 (3.26%) Public Cloud
9 12 (2.80%) Mobile App
10 11 (2.56%) Embedded Systems
11 10 (2.33%) Life Science
12 9 (2.10%) PKI
13 7 (1.63%) Fintech
14 6 (1.40%) Cyberthreat
15 5 (1.17%) iPad
15 5 (1.17%) Mainframe
15 5 (1.17%) Online Banking
15 5 (1.17%) Wiki
16 4 (0.93%) N-Tier
16 4 (0.93%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 106 (24.71%) Linux
2 73 (17.02%) Windows
3 26 (6.06%) Unix
4 20 (4.66%) Android
5 8 (1.86%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.86%) 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
1 426 (99.30%) Software Engineering
2 283 (65.97%) Agile Software Development
3 130 (30.30%) OO
4 118 (27.51%) Scrum
5 101 (23.54%) TDD
6 86 (20.05%) Continuous Integration
6 86 (20.05%) MVC
7 84 (19.58%) DevOps
8 70 (16.32%) Test Automation
9 58 (13.52%) Open Source
10 50 (11.66%) Mentoring
11 48 (11.19%) Analytics
12 47 (10.96%) OOP
13 41 (9.56%) E-Commerce
14 38 (8.86%) Continuous Delivery
15 34 (7.93%) BDD
16 31 (7.23%) MVVM
16 31 (7.23%) Use Case
17 30 (6.99%) Service Delivery
17 30 (6.99%) UML
Programming Languages
1 253 (58.97%) Java
2 165 (38.46%) JavaScript
3 144 (33.57%) C#
4 133 (31.00%) SQL
5 121 (28.21%) C++
6 96 (22.38%) C
7 70 (16.32%) Python
8 37 (8.62%) Ruby
9 29 (6.76%) T-SQL
10 28 (6.53%) PHP
11 25 (5.83%) Go
12 24 (5.59%) PL/SQL
12 24 (5.59%) Scala
13 18 (4.20%) TypeScript
14 16 (3.73%) Embedded C
14 16 (3.73%) Shell Script
15 14 (3.26%) Perl
16 7 (1.63%) Bash Shell
17 6 (1.40%) Clojure
17 6 (1.40%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 117 (27.27%) Degree
2 59 (13.75%) Security Cleared
3 41 (9.56%) DV Cleared
4 14 (3.26%) SC Cleared
5 13 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (2.56%) Numerate Degree
7 8 (1.86%) HNC
8 7 (1.63%) Sun Certification
9 3 (0.70%) HND
9 3 (0.70%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.23%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.50%) QA
2 6 (1.40%) ISO 13485
3 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.23%) TickIT
System Software
1 30 (6.99%) Docker
2 9 (2.10%) Hyper-V
2 9 (2.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.17%) Apache Flume
3 5 (1.17%) HDFS
4 4 (0.93%) 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 28 (6.53%) Opscode Chef
2 27 (6.29%) Puppet
3 19 (4.43%) Ansible
4 8 (1.86%) Kibana
5 7 (1.63%) Kubernetes
5 7 (1.63%) Prometheus
6 4 (0.93%) 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 43 (10.02%) Oracle
2 38 (8.86%) Microsoft
3 28 (6.53%) Atlassian
4 24 (5.59%) Google
5 18 (4.20%) SAP
6 11 (2.56%) Sun
7 10 (2.33%) VMware
8 7 (1.63%) Sybase
8 7 (1.63%) Xamarin
9 6 (1.40%) Cloudera
9 6 (1.40%) IBM
10 5 (1.17%) Red Hat
10 5 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (0.93%) Allen-Bradley
11 4 (0.93%) JD Edwards
11 4 (0.93%) Rockwell
11 4 (0.93%) Siemens
11 4 (0.93%) Zend
12 3 (0.70%) Apple
13 2 (0.47%) TIBCO