Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 82 92 125
Rank change year-on-year +10 +33 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 392 442 331
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.69% 3.50% 2.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.83% 3.62% 2.77%
Number of salaries quoted 314 331 267
North West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £29,979 £31,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £60,000
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 10,246 12,224 11,965
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.55% 96.68% 96.74%
Number of salaries quoted 8,329 9,798 10,093
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £61,250
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.00% +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 17 January 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 17 January 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 +6 315 £47,500 - 63
Cheshire 0 48 £45,000 - 14
Lancashire +24 19 £35,500 +59.55% 5
Merseyside +10 9 £46,000 +15.00% 4
Cumbria +4 1 - - 4
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 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.

1 382 (97.45%) Software Engineering
2 215 (54.85%) Agile Software Development
3 205 (52.30%) Java
4 116 (29.59%) C++
5 109 (27.81%) JavaScript
6 100 (25.51%) C#
7 99 (25.26%) TDD
8 94 (23.98%) SQL
8 94 (23.98%) DevOps
9 90 (22.96%) Spring
10 84 (21.43%) Test Automation
11 79 (20.15%) Git (software)
12 78 (19.90%) Degree
12 78 (19.90%) Continuous Integration
13 77 (19.64%) Linux
14 76 (19.39%) .NET
15 72 (18.37%) OO
16 71 (18.11%) C
16 71 (18.11%) Greenfield Project
17 70 (17.86%) HTML
18 69 (17.60%) Open Source
18 69 (17.60%) Amazon AWS
19 68 (17.35%) Python
19 68 (17.35%) Scrum
20 64 (16.33%) Java 8
21 62 (15.82%) CSS
22 61 (15.56%) Docker
23 56 (14.29%) NoSQL
24 54 (13.78%) Node.js
25 53 (13.52%) MySQL

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 14 (3.57%) Apache
2 12 (3.06%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (2.55%) nginx
4 9 (2.30%) Confluence
5 4 (1.02%) Apache Spark
5 4 (1.02%) WildFly
6 3 (0.77%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.51%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.51%) CMS
7 2 (0.51%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.51%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.26%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.26%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.26%) Sitefinity
8 1 (0.26%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (1.28%) SOLIDWORKS
2 4 (1.02%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.26%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.26%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 69 (17.60%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (11.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (3.83%) GitHub
4 13 (3.32%) Google Cloud Platform
5 9 (2.30%) SaaS
6 6 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.02%) Serverless
8 3 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.77%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.77%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 3 (0.77%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.26%) Apigee
9 1 (0.26%) npm
9 1 (0.26%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.26%) PaaS
9 1 (0.26%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 25 (6.38%) RS-232
2 12 (3.06%) RS-485
3 9 (2.30%) Bluetooth
3 9 (2.30%) RFID
4 8 (2.04%) HTTP
5 5 (1.28%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.77%) SSL
6 3 (0.77%) Wireless
7 2 (0.51%) AMQP
7 2 (0.51%) ATM
7 2 (0.51%) Firewall
8 1 (0.26%) Broadband
8 1 (0.26%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (14.29%) NoSQL
2 53 (13.52%) MySQL
3 39 (9.95%) PostgreSQL
4 31 (7.91%) Big Data
4 31 (7.91%) MongoDB
4 31 (7.91%) SQL Server
5 20 (5.10%) Apache Cassandra
5 20 (5.10%) Hadoop
6 12 (3.06%) Redis
7 11 (2.81%) Amazon Redshift
8 6 (1.53%) Apache Hive
8 6 (1.53%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.02%) HBase
9 4 (1.02%) Neo4j
10 3 (0.77%) DB2
11 2 (0.51%) Couchbase
11 2 (0.51%) Riak
12 1 (0.26%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.26%) Geospatial Data
12 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 79 (20.15%) Git (software)
2 41 (10.46%) Maven
3 37 (9.44%) Jenkins
4 35 (8.93%) JIRA
5 29 (7.40%) Gradle
6 25 (6.38%) Selenium
7 23 (5.87%) JUnit
8 22 (5.61%) Subversion
9 19 (4.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 18 (4.59%) Bitbucket
11 14 (3.57%) Gatling
11 14 (3.57%) Mercurial
11 14 (3.57%) Spock
12 12 (3.06%) EasyMock
12 12 (3.06%) MSTest
12 12 (3.06%) NUnit
12 12 (3.06%) WebDriver
13 10 (2.55%) SoapUI
13 10 (2.55%) Visual Studio
14 6 (1.53%) Grunt
General
1 48 (12.24%) Electronics
2 44 (11.22%) Finance
3 30 (7.65%) Manufacturing
4 29 (7.40%) Games
5 21 (5.36%) Marketing
6 20 (5.10%) Retail
7 18 (4.59%) Telecoms
8 12 (3.06%) Military
9 8 (2.04%) Banking
10 5 (1.28%) Advertising
11 4 (1.02%) Law
12 3 (0.77%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (22.96%) Spring
2 76 (19.39%) .NET
3 70 (17.86%) HTML
4 62 (15.82%) CSS
5 54 (13.78%) Node.js
6 42 (10.71%) AngularJS
6 42 (10.71%) React
7 40 (10.20%) Web Services
8 34 (8.67%) ASP.NET
9 33 (8.42%) Hibernate
10 26 (6.63%) RESTful
11 23 (5.87%) HTML5
12 22 (5.61%) jQuery
13 21 (5.36%) SOAP
13 21 (5.36%) Spring Boot
14 19 (4.85%) Vue.js
14 19 (4.85%) WCF
14 19 (4.85%) XML
15 18 (4.59%) .NET Framework
16 15 (3.83%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 71 (18.11%) Greenfield Project
2 24 (6.12%) Algorithms
3 22 (5.61%) Cloud Native
4 19 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (3.57%) Data Structures
6 9 (2.30%) Management Information System
7 8 (2.04%) Embedded Systems
7 8 (2.04%) Wiki
8 7 (1.79%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 6 (1.53%) Life Science
10 5 (1.28%) Acoustics
10 5 (1.28%) Digital TV
10 5 (1.28%) Fintech
10 5 (1.28%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.28%) STB
11 4 (1.02%) CUDA
11 4 (1.02%) NHS
12 3 (0.77%) 3D Graphics
12 3 (0.77%) CCTV
12 3 (0.77%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 77 (19.64%) Linux
2 48 (12.24%) Windows
3 22 (5.61%) Android
4 15 (3.83%) Ubuntu
5 14 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (3.32%) Apple iOS
7 12 (3.06%) Embedded Linux
8 9 (2.30%) CentOS
9 5 (1.28%) FreeRTOS
9 5 (1.28%) pSOS
10 2 (0.51%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.26%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 382 (97.45%) Software Engineering
2 215 (54.85%) Agile Software Development
3 99 (25.26%) TDD
4 94 (23.98%) DevOps
5 84 (21.43%) Test Automation
6 78 (19.90%) Continuous Integration
7 72 (18.37%) OO
8 69 (17.60%) Open Source
9 68 (17.35%) Scrum
10 51 (13.01%) BDD
11 45 (11.48%) Computer Science
12 39 (9.95%) Multithreading
13 37 (9.44%) SDLC
14 36 (9.18%) MVC
15 35 (8.93%) Microservices
16 34 (8.67%) Mentoring
17 33 (8.42%) Kanban
18 32 (8.16%) Unit Testing
19 29 (7.40%) Continuous Delivery
19 29 (7.40%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 205 (52.30%) Java
2 116 (29.59%) C++
3 109 (27.81%) JavaScript
4 100 (25.51%) C#
5 94 (23.98%) SQL
6 71 (18.11%) C
7 68 (17.35%) Python
8 64 (16.33%) Java 8
9 43 (10.97%) PHP
10 22 (5.61%) Embedded C
11 19 (4.85%) T-SQL
12 18 (4.59%) Go
13 15 (3.83%) Ruby
14 13 (3.32%) Groovy
15 10 (2.55%) Embedded C++
15 10 (2.55%) Java 9
15 10 (2.55%) PL/SQL
16 9 (2.30%) Scala
17 5 (1.28%) MATLAB
17 5 (1.28%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 78 (19.90%) Degree
2 36 (9.18%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (2.55%) Security Cleared
4 7 (1.79%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.77%) Master's Degree
5 3 (0.77%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.51%) CCNA
6 2 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.51%) CISSP
6 2 (0.51%) CompTIA Security+
6 2 (0.51%) GIAC
6 2 (0.51%) Linux+ Certification
6 2 (0.51%) MCSE
6 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.51%) Network+ Certification
6 2 (0.51%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (0.51%) SANS
6 2 (0.51%) SSCP
7 1 (0.26%) OCPJP
7 1 (0.26%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.06%) QA
2 5 (1.28%) ISO 13485
3 4 (1.02%) GDPR
System Software
1 61 (15.56%) Docker
2 5 (1.28%) Firmware
3 4 (1.02%) HDFS
4 3 (0.77%) vSphere
5 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.26%) LXC
5 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.26%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 29 (7.40%) Terraform
2 24 (6.12%) Kubernetes
3 22 (5.61%) Ansible
4 6 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.53%) Puppet
5 4 (1.02%) Packer
6 3 (0.77%) Salt
7 1 (0.26%) Consul
7 1 (0.26%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 26 (6.63%) Microsoft
2 18 (4.59%) SAP
3 10 (2.55%) WorldPay
4 9 (2.30%) Red Hat
5 8 (2.04%) Oracle
6 7 (1.79%) Google
7 5 (1.28%) Atlassian
7 5 (1.28%) ServiceNow
8 4 (1.02%) EMC
8 4 (1.02%) Freescale
9 3 (0.77%) IBM
9 3 (0.77%) Twitter
9 3 (0.77%) Xamarin
10 2 (0.51%) TIBCO
11 1 (0.26%) MuleSoft
11 1 (0.26%) Siemens
11 1 (0.26%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.26%) VMware
11 1 (0.26%) Zend