Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 129 147
Rank change year-on-year +32 +18 +41
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 420 284 260
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.19% 2.39% 1.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.31% 2.45% 2.06%
Number of salaries quoted 325 233 256
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 £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +2.35%

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 12697 11577 12638
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.56% 97.25% 96.74%
Number of salaries quoted 10221 9775 10403
North West median annual salary £41,533 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.83% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £61,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +21 326 £50,000 +17.65% 16
Cheshire -12 73 £45,000 +20.00% 4
Merseyside +10 10 £37,500 -2.60% 2
Cumbria +7 6 £33,000 -26.67%
Lancashire -6 5 £35,000 -6.67% 1
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 418 (99.52%) Software Engineering
2 266 (63.33%) Agile Software Development
3 261 (62.14%) Java
4 163 (38.81%) JavaScript
5 160 (38.10%) C#
6 148 (35.24%) OO
7 144 (34.29%) HTML
8 138 (32.86%) SQL
9 137 (32.62%) .NET
10 132 (31.43%) C++
11 126 (30.00%) CSS
12 123 (29.29%) Scrum
13 113 (26.90%) Degree
14 103 (24.52%) Git (software)
15 102 (24.29%) Web Services
16 100 (23.81%) Linux
16 100 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
17 97 (23.10%) TDD
18 91 (21.67%) ASP.NET
19 86 (20.48%) MVC
20 78 (18.57%) Windows
20 78 (18.57%) Python
21 76 (18.10%) Open Source
22 75 (17.86%) Finance
22 75 (17.86%) Spring
22 75 (17.86%) C
23 69 (16.43%) Test Automation
24 66 (15.71%) Amazon AWS
24 66 (15.71%) DevOps
25 65 (15.48%) NoSQL

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 24 (5.71%) Apache
2 23 (5.48%) Apache Spark
3 20 (4.76%) Tomcat
4 17 (4.05%) Confluence
5 9 (2.14%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (1.67%) Apache Pig
7 6 (1.43%) Apache Solr
7 6 (1.43%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.95%) CICS
8 4 (0.95%) JBoss
8 4 (0.95%) WinCC
9 3 (0.71%) IIS
9 3 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.71%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.24%) Mule
10 1 (0.24%) OpenROAD
10 1 (0.24%) Predix
10 1 (0.24%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (1.43%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (0.71%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.24%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 66 (15.71%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (3.33%) Google Cloud Platform
4 12 (2.86%) GitHub
5 9 (2.14%) SaaS
6 7 (1.67%) Amazon EMR
7 3 (0.71%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.24%) IaaS
9 1 (0.24%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 1 (0.24%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 27 (6.43%) HTTP
2 8 (1.90%) Ethernet
2 8 (1.90%) Modbus
2 8 (1.90%) Profibus
3 6 (1.43%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.95%) RS-232
5 3 (0.71%) Bluetooth
5 3 (0.71%) SSL
6 2 (0.48%) AMQP
6 2 (0.48%) LDAP
7 1 (0.24%) Firewall
7 1 (0.24%) IMAP
7 1 (0.24%) SMTP
7 1 (0.24%) SS7
7 1 (0.24%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (15.48%) NoSQL
2 60 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 53 (12.62%) Big Data
3 53 (12.62%) Hadoop
4 43 (10.24%) MySQL
5 40 (9.52%) Relational Database
6 33 (7.86%) MongoDB
7 31 (7.38%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (3.33%) Apache Cassandra
9 9 (2.14%) Apache Hive
10 7 (1.67%) Amazon Redshift
10 7 (1.67%) CouchDB
11 5 (1.19%) Apache Accumulo
11 5 (1.19%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.95%) DB2
12 4 (0.95%) IMS/DB
13 3 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (0.71%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 103 (24.52%) Git (software)
2 63 (15.00%) Subversion
3 46 (10.95%) NUnit
4 30 (7.14%) JUnit
5 27 (6.43%) Jenkins
5 27 (6.43%) JIRA
5 27 (6.43%) Visual Studio
6 23 (5.48%) MSTest
7 22 (5.24%) Mercurial
8 19 (4.52%) TeamCity
9 18 (4.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 18 (4.29%) Selenium
10 16 (3.81%) EasyMock
11 15 (3.57%) Bitbucket
12 11 (2.62%) Eclipse
13 8 (1.90%) Cucumber
14 7 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
15 6 (1.43%) FitNesse
15 6 (1.43%) Maven
15 6 (1.43%) Vagrant
General
1 75 (17.86%) Finance
2 38 (9.05%) Manufacturing
3 29 (6.90%) Electronics
4 25 (5.95%) Games
5 20 (4.76%) Marketing
5 20 (4.76%) Telecoms
6 17 (4.05%) Automotive
7 15 (3.57%) Banking
8 12 (2.86%) Advertising
9 6 (1.43%) Aerospace
10 5 (1.19%) French Language
10 5 (1.19%) German Language
10 5 (1.19%) Japanese Language
10 5 (1.19%) Retail
11 4 (0.95%) Legal
12 2 (0.48%) Back Office
12 2 (0.48%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.48%) Law
13 1 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.24%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (34.29%) HTML
2 137 (32.62%) .NET
3 126 (30.00%) CSS
4 102 (24.29%) Web Services
5 91 (21.67%) ASP.NET
6 75 (17.86%) Spring
7 65 (15.48%) jQuery
8 64 (15.24%) AngularJS
9 59 (14.05%) XML
10 56 (13.33%) Node.js
11 49 (11.67%) HTML5
11 49 (11.67%) RESTful
12 48 (11.43%) ASP.NET MVC
12 48 (11.43%) ASP.NET Web API
13 47 (11.19%) Java EE
14 43 (10.24%) React
15 41 (9.76%) WCF
16 40 (9.52%) REST
16 40 (9.52%) SOAP
17 39 (9.29%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 42 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 41 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (7.62%) Algorithms
4 31 (7.38%) Data Structures
5 24 (5.71%) Greenfield Project
6 22 (5.24%) Mobile App
7 17 (4.05%) User Experience
8 14 (3.33%) Public Cloud
9 13 (3.10%) Enterprise Software
10 12 (2.86%) Cyberthreat
11 11 (2.62%) Wiki
12 10 (2.38%) Embedded Systems
12 10 (2.38%) Life Science
13 6 (1.43%) N-Tier
13 6 (1.43%) Online Banking
14 5 (1.19%) Cybercrime
14 5 (1.19%) iPad
14 5 (1.19%) Mainframe
14 5 (1.19%) PKI
15 4 (0.95%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 100 (23.81%) Linux
2 78 (18.57%) Windows
3 28 (6.67%) Unix
4 18 (4.29%) Android
5 16 (3.81%) Windows XP
6 11 (2.62%) CentOS
6 11 (2.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (2.14%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.95%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 3 (0.71%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (0.48%) AIX
10 2 (0.48%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.48%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.48%) Windows Server
10 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.24%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.24%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 418 (99.52%) Software Engineering
2 266 (63.33%) Agile Software Development
3 148 (35.24%) OO
4 123 (29.29%) Scrum
5 100 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
6 97 (23.10%) TDD
7 86 (20.48%) MVC
8 76 (18.10%) Open Source
9 69 (16.43%) Test Automation
10 66 (15.71%) DevOps
11 50 (11.90%) Analytics
12 49 (11.67%) OOP
13 42 (10.00%) Kanban
14 37 (8.81%) Service Delivery
15 36 (8.57%) SOLID
16 32 (7.62%) Continuous Delivery
17 31 (7.38%) Use Case
18 30 (7.14%) Mentoring
19 29 (6.90%) Multithreading
19 29 (6.90%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 261 (62.14%) Java
2 163 (38.81%) JavaScript
3 160 (38.10%) C#
4 138 (32.86%) SQL
5 132 (31.43%) C++
6 78 (18.57%) Python
7 75 (17.86%) C
8 43 (10.24%) Ruby
9 33 (7.86%) T-SQL
10 30 (7.14%) TypeScript
11 27 (6.43%) Scala
12 25 (5.95%) PL/SQL
13 23 (5.48%) PHP
14 21 (5.00%) Go
15 19 (4.52%) Shell Script
16 12 (2.86%) Embedded C
16 12 (2.86%) Perl
17 9 (2.14%) Clojure
17 9 (2.14%) Haskell
18 8 (1.90%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 113 (26.90%) Degree
2 41 (9.76%) Security Cleared
3 25 (5.95%) DV Cleared
4 16 (3.81%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (1.90%) HNC
6 4 (0.95%) Numerate Degree
6 4 (0.95%) Sun Certification
7 2 (0.48%) HND
7 2 (0.48%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.48%) PhD
8 1 (0.24%) CCNA
8 1 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.24%) CISSP
8 1 (0.24%) GIAC
8 1 (0.24%) Linux+ Certification
8 1 (0.24%) MCSE
8 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.24%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (0.24%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.24%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.52%) QA
2 3 (0.71%) ISO 13485
3 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.24%) TickIT
System Software
1 12 (2.86%) Docker
2 9 (2.14%) Firmware
3 4 (0.95%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.48%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.48%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.48%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 21 (5.00%) Puppet
2 20 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (4.05%) Ansible
4 8 (1.90%) Kibana
5 2 (0.48%) Cobbler
5 2 (0.48%) Nagios
6 1 (0.24%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.24%) CA Wily
6 1 (0.24%) Packer
Vendors
1 43 (10.24%) Microsoft
2 27 (6.43%) Oracle
3 26 (6.19%) Google
4 20 (4.76%) SAP
5 18 (4.29%) Atlassian
6 11 (2.62%) Red Hat
7 10 (2.38%) Xamarin
8 8 (1.90%) Sun
9 7 (1.67%) IBM
10 4 (0.95%) Allen-Bradley
10 4 (0.95%) Cloudera
10 4 (0.95%) Freescale
10 4 (0.95%) Rockwell
10 4 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (0.95%) Siemens
10 4 (0.95%) VMware
11 2 (0.48%) CA Agile Central
11 2 (0.48%) JD Edwards
11 2 (0.48%) Sybase
11 2 (0.48%) TIBCO