Period
to 16 July 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 16 July 2019.

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
16 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 43 71 102
Rank change year-on-year +28 +31 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 598 523 406
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.69% 4.16% 3.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.94% 4.29% 3.18%
Number of salaries quoted 354 417 321
North West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £61,250 £57,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -

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 10,066 12,188 12,752
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.70% 96.94% 96.85%
Number of salaries quoted 7,584 9,905 10,482
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,726 £66,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% -

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 16 July 2019.

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 16 July 2019. 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 +24 467 £50,000 +11.11% 95
Lancashire +31 58 £36,660 +3.85% 8
Cheshire -23 55 £45,000 - 12
Cumbria - 10 - -
Merseyside +6 3 £28,750 -42.50% 2
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 July 2019, 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.

1 546 (91.30%) Software Engineering
2 304 (50.84%) Agile Software Development
3 227 (37.96%) Java
4 201 (33.61%) JavaScript
5 174 (29.10%) HTML
6 163 (27.26%) C++
7 162 (27.09%) CSS
8 159 (26.59%) Git (software)
8 159 (26.59%) Test Automation
9 155 (25.92%) DevOps
10 147 (24.58%) Computer Science
11 146 (24.41%) OO
12 143 (23.91%) C#
13 137 (22.91%) Amazon AWS
14 128 (21.40%) Continuous Integration
15 127 (21.24%) Python
16 126 (21.07%) TDD
17 117 (19.57%) Linux
18 116 (19.40%) SQL
18 116 (19.40%) Degree
19 114 (19.06%) .NET
20 110 (18.39%) Microsoft Azure
21 109 (18.23%) C
22 108 (18.06%) Mentoring
23 102 (17.06%) Microservices
24 101 (16.89%) SDLC
25 97 (16.22%) Problem-Solving
26 96 (16.05%) RESTful
27 89 (14.88%) Finance
27 89 (14.88%) User Experience

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 38 (6.35%) Cloud Foundry
2 5 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (0.67%) Umbraco
4 3 (0.50%) Confluence
4 3 (0.50%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.33%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.33%) JBoss
5 2 (0.33%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.17%) Apache
6 1 (0.17%) CMS
6 1 (0.17%) nginx
6 1 (0.17%) SAS
6 1 (0.17%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (0.33%) Simulink
2 2 (0.33%) SOLIDWORKS
3 1 (0.17%) FileZilla
Business Applications
1 3 (0.50%) Magento
2 1 (0.17%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 137 (22.91%) Amazon AWS
2 110 (18.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 55 (9.20%) Cloud Computing
4 48 (8.03%) GitHub
5 47 (7.86%) Google Cloud Platform
6 36 (6.02%) Serverless
7 22 (3.68%) AWS Lambda
8 13 (2.17%) SaaS
9 8 (1.34%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.67%) npm
11 2 (0.33%) Amazon SageMaker
11 2 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.33%) BlazeMeter
12 1 (0.17%) AWS CodePipeline
12 1 (0.17%) Datadog
12 1 (0.17%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 63 (10.54%) Broadband
2 14 (2.34%) HTTP
3 5 (0.84%) Ethernet
3 5 (0.84%) Internet
4 4 (0.67%) Bluetooth
4 4 (0.67%) HTTPS
4 4 (0.67%) MQTT
4 4 (0.67%) RS-232
5 3 (0.50%) RFID
5 3 (0.50%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.33%) SNMP
6 2 (0.33%) Software-Defined Radio
7 1 (0.17%) Profibus
7 1 (0.17%) PuTTY
7 1 (0.17%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (14.72%) NoSQL
2 78 (13.04%) MySQL
3 58 (9.70%) MongoDB
4 53 (8.86%) Relational Database
5 44 (7.36%) SQL Server
6 38 (6.35%) Neo4j
7 22 (3.68%) PostgreSQL
8 12 (2.01%) Amazon Redshift
8 12 (2.01%) BusinessObjects
8 12 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (2.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (1.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 9 (1.51%) Big Data
11 8 (1.34%) RDBMS
12 7 (1.17%) Redis
13 4 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
13 4 (0.67%) DB2
13 4 (0.67%) Hadoop
14 3 (0.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 159 (26.59%) Git (software)
2 49 (8.19%) Subversion
3 48 (8.03%) Jenkins
4 45 (7.53%) GitLab
5 38 (6.35%) JIRA
6 30 (5.02%) Maven
7 26 (4.35%) Selenium
8 23 (3.85%) Gradle
9 21 (3.51%) Mercurial
10 18 (3.01%) Visual Studio
11 17 (2.84%) Gerrit
12 16 (2.68%) JUnit
13 12 (2.01%) IBM UrbanCode
14 11 (1.84%) Gatling
14 11 (1.84%) Spock
15 9 (1.51%) SoapUI
15 9 (1.51%) SonarQube
15 9 (1.51%) WebDriver
15 9 (1.51%) webpack
16 8 (1.34%) MSTest
General
1 89 (14.88%) Finance
2 68 (11.37%) Banking
3 47 (7.86%) Retail
4 28 (4.68%) Games
5 18 (3.01%) Electronics
6 17 (2.84%) Telecoms
7 16 (2.68%) Pharmaceutical
8 15 (2.51%) Manufacturing
9 8 (1.34%) Automotive
9 8 (1.34%) Military
10 7 (1.17%) Aerospace
11 5 (0.84%) Avionics
11 5 (0.84%) Marketing
12 2 (0.33%) Back Office
13 1 (0.17%) Legal
13 1 (0.17%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (29.10%) HTML
2 162 (27.09%) CSS
3 114 (19.06%) .NET
4 96 (16.05%) RESTful
5 77 (12.88%) AngularJS
5 77 (12.88%) Node.js
5 77 (12.88%) React
6 71 (11.87%) HTML5
7 66 (11.04%) Spring
8 52 (8.70%) ASP.NET
9 48 (8.03%) GraphQL
10 44 (7.36%) React Native
11 36 (6.02%) REST
11 36 (6.02%) WCF
12 35 (5.85%) XML
13 33 (5.52%) jQuery
14 32 (5.35%) Web Services
15 31 (5.18%) CSS3
16 27 (4.52%) Sass
17 23 (3.85%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 89 (14.88%) User Experience
2 65 (10.87%) Data Structures
3 63 (10.54%) Algorithms
4 51 (8.53%) Cloud Native
5 49 (8.19%) Analytical Skills
6 45 (7.53%) Mobile App
7 37 (6.19%) Smartphone
8 30 (5.02%) Greenfield Project
9 25 (4.18%) Virtual Team
10 21 (3.51%) Embedded Systems
11 18 (3.01%) Life Science
11 18 (3.01%) Self-Motivation
12 16 (2.68%) Robotics
13 13 (2.17%) BBC
14 7 (1.17%) 3D Graphics
15 6 (1.00%) Client/Server
15 6 (1.00%) Management Information System
15 6 (1.00%) Video\Live Streaming
16 5 (0.84%) Acoustics
16 5 (0.84%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 117 (19.57%) Linux
2 43 (7.19%) Android
3 30 (5.02%) Windows
4 24 (4.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (3.01%) CentOS
6 17 (2.84%) SUSE
6 17 (2.84%) Ubuntu
7 13 (2.17%) Apple iOS
8 6 (1.00%) Tizen
9 4 (0.67%) Robot Operating System
10 3 (0.50%) Unix
11 2 (0.33%) AIX
11 2 (0.33%) FreeRTOS
12 1 (0.17%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.17%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 546 (91.30%) Software Engineering
2 304 (50.84%) Agile Software Development
3 159 (26.59%) Test Automation
4 155 (25.92%) DevOps
5 147 (24.58%) Computer Science
6 146 (24.41%) OO
7 128 (21.40%) Continuous Integration
8 126 (21.07%) TDD
9 108 (18.06%) Mentoring
10 102 (17.06%) Microservices
11 101 (16.89%) SDLC
12 97 (16.22%) Problem-Solving
13 76 (12.71%) Scrum
14 72 (12.04%) MVC
14 72 (12.04%) SOA
15 68 (11.37%) Open Source
16 59 (9.87%) OOP
16 59 (9.87%) Pair Programming
17 58 (9.70%) Machine Learning
18 53 (8.86%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 227 (37.96%) Java
2 201 (33.61%) JavaScript
3 163 (27.26%) C++
4 143 (23.91%) C#
5 127 (21.24%) Python
6 116 (19.40%) SQL
7 109 (18.23%) C
8 68 (11.37%) PHP
9 44 (7.36%) TypeScript
10 39 (6.52%) ES6
11 32 (5.35%) Java 8
12 30 (5.02%) Go
13 29 (4.85%) T-SQL
14 22 (3.68%) JSX
15 18 (3.01%) MATLAB
16 17 (2.84%) Ruby
17 12 (2.01%) VBA
18 11 (1.84%) Groovy
18 11 (1.84%) Java 9
19 9 (1.51%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 116 (19.40%) Degree
2 41 (6.86%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (2.51%) Security Cleared
4 13 (2.17%) DV Cleared
5 10 (1.67%) PhD
6 7 (1.17%) Master's Degree
7 6 (1.00%) SC Cleared
8 5 (0.84%) Chartered Engineer
9 3 (0.50%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.50%) HND
9 3 (0.50%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.17%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.85%) QA
2 6 (1.00%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.33%) Def Stans
3 2 (0.33%) ISO 13485
3 2 (0.33%) ISO 26262
3 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.17%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.17%) IEC 62304
4 1 (0.17%) MIL-STD-1553
4 1 (0.17%) MIL-STD-498
4 1 (0.17%) MISRA
4 1 (0.17%) MISRA C
4 1 (0.17%) SLA
System Software
1 62 (10.37%) Docker
2 17 (2.84%) Virtual Machines
3 12 (2.01%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 4 (0.67%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 30 (5.02%) Kubernetes
2 20 (3.34%) Ansible
3 13 (2.17%) Terraform
4 12 (2.01%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.33%) Kibana
5 2 (0.33%) MIIS
5 2 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.17%) Ganglia
6 1 (0.17%) logstash
6 1 (0.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 67 (11.20%) Microsoft
2 48 (8.03%) Google
3 21 (3.51%) Oracle
4 14 (2.34%) IBM
5 6 (1.00%) QNX
6 4 (0.67%) MathWorks
7 3 (0.50%) Embarcadero
7 3 (0.50%) Red Hat
7 3 (0.50%) Zend
8 2 (0.33%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.33%) EMC
8 2 (0.33%) Freescale
8 2 (0.33%) Infragistics
8 2 (0.33%) PTC
8 2 (0.33%) Wallstreet Suite
8 2 (0.33%) Xilinx
9 1 (0.17%) Cypress Semiconductor
9 1 (0.17%) Pega
9 1 (0.17%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.17%) VMware