Period
to 18 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 6 months to 18 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > North West
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 30 37
Rank change year-on-year +3 +7 +19
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 966 990 784
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 8.34% 7.52% 6.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.20% 8.26% 6.89%
Number of salaries quoted 791 786 684
North West median annual salary £48,750 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,750 £30,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £61,875 £60,000
England median annual salary £54,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.00% - +5.26%

Software Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 10,496 11,985 11,386
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 90.60% 91.07% 91.37%
Number of salaries quoted 8,434 9,524 9,503
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in the North West

Software Engineering
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineering in the North West.

Salary trend for Software Engineering in the North West

Software Engineering
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in the North West over the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Software Engineering in the North West

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the North West region over the 6 months to 18 November 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 +3 717 £49,125 +3.42% 147
Cheshire +1 161 £50,583 +12.41% 31
Lancashire +28 65 £37,500 +7.14% 15
Merseyside -20 23 £46,000 -8.00% 17
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, IT jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 585 (60.56%) Agile Software Development
2 427 (44.20%) Java
3 296 (30.64%) JavaScript
4 274 (28.36%) C#
5 273 (28.26%) TDD
6 263 (27.23%) DevOps
7 261 (27.02%) Continuous Integration
8 248 (25.67%) .NET
9 221 (22.88%) Scrum
10 212 (21.95%) SQL
11 208 (21.53%) Finance
12 203 (21.01%) HTML
13 191 (19.77%) Degree
14 183 (18.94%) C++
14 183 (18.94%) CSS
15 180 (18.63%) OO
15 180 (18.63%) Spring
16 163 (16.87%) MVC
17 159 (16.46%) Amazon AWS
18 150 (15.53%) Python
19 145 (15.01%) Docker
20 143 (14.80%) Linux
21 141 (14.60%) SDLC
22 139 (14.39%) Git (software)
23 138 (14.29%) Test Automation
24 134 (13.87%) BDD
25 132 (13.66%) Microsoft Azure
25 132 (13.66%) AngularJS
26 124 (12.84%) Microservices
27 119 (12.32%) Mentoring

Software Engineering
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 29 (3.00%) Apache
2 26 (2.69%) Confluence
3 16 (1.66%) Apache Spark
3 16 (1.66%) CMS
4 15 (1.55%) nginx
5 12 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (1.04%) Sitecore CMS
7 9 (0.93%) Cloud Foundry
7 9 (0.93%) Tomcat
8 7 (0.72%) Apache Pig
9 6 (0.62%) Apache Solr
9 6 (0.62%) Drupal
9 6 (0.62%) JBoss
10 5 (0.52%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.41%) WildFly
11 4 (0.41%) WordPress
12 2 (0.21%) CICS
12 2 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.21%) SharePoint
13 1 (0.10%) Jetty
Applications
1 13 (1.35%) Adobe Illustrator
2 7 (0.72%) Photoshop
3 6 (0.62%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (0.31%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (0.10%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.10%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 9 (0.93%) SAP Hybris
2 4 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.10%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.10%) Magento
4 1 (0.10%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 159 (16.46%) Amazon AWS
2 132 (13.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (4.45%) Google Cloud Platform
4 42 (4.35%) SaaS
5 38 (3.93%) Cloud Computing
6 20 (2.07%) OpenShift
7 17 (1.76%) GitHub
8 10 (1.04%) Amazon S3
8 10 (1.04%) AWS CloudFormation
9 9 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (0.62%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 6 (0.62%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 6 (0.62%) PaaS
11 5 (0.52%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 4 (0.41%) Serverless
13 2 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
13 2 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
14 1 (0.10%) BrowserStack
14 1 (0.10%) Dynamics 365
14 1 (0.10%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 34 (3.52%) HTTP
2 26 (2.69%) RS-232
3 15 (1.55%) Firewall
4 13 (1.35%) RS-485
4 13 (1.35%) TCP/IP
5 12 (1.24%) SSL
6 11 (1.14%) Internet
6 11 (1.14%) Intranet
7 6 (0.62%) Bluetooth
7 6 (0.62%) VPN
8 5 (0.52%) RFID
9 3 (0.31%) AMQP
9 3 (0.31%) Wireless
10 2 (0.21%) Broadband
11 1 (0.10%) DHCP
11 1 (0.10%) DNS
11 1 (0.10%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.10%) SMS
11 1 (0.10%) VoIP
11 1 (0.10%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (9.73%) Big Data
2 77 (7.97%) SQL Server
3 74 (7.66%) MySQL
4 71 (7.35%) NoSQL
5 54 (5.59%) MongoDB
6 50 (5.18%) Hadoop
7 42 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
8 40 (4.14%) Apache Cassandra
9 22 (2.28%) Redis
9 22 (2.28%) Relational Database
10 15 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 15 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 13 (1.35%) Apache Hive
12 11 (1.14%) Amazon Redshift
13 9 (0.93%) Couchbase
14 8 (0.83%) DB2
15 7 (0.72%) HBase
16 6 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
17 5 (0.52%) Data Lake
18 4 (0.41%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 139 (14.39%) Git (software)
2 99 (10.25%) Jenkins
3 65 (6.73%) Selenium
4 59 (6.11%) JIRA
5 42 (4.35%) Gradle
6 39 (4.04%) JUnit
7 37 (3.83%) Maven
8 33 (3.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 29 (3.00%) MSTest
9 29 (3.00%) NUnit
10 25 (2.59%) TeamCity
11 24 (2.48%) Subversion
12 23 (2.38%) Bitbucket
13 17 (1.76%) Ant
13 17 (1.76%) Mockito
14 15 (1.55%) Robot Framework
14 15 (1.55%) SonarQube
14 15 (1.55%) Visual Studio
15 13 (1.35%) Cucumber
15 13 (1.35%) WebDriver
General
1 208 (21.53%) Finance
2 76 (7.87%) Electronics
3 63 (6.52%) Marketing
4 61 (6.31%) Banking
5 55 (5.69%) Manufacturing
6 47 (4.87%) Games
7 46 (4.76%) Telecoms
8 42 (4.35%) Retail
9 37 (3.83%) Law
10 32 (3.31%) Military
11 17 (1.76%) Investment Banking
12 15 (1.55%) Advertising
13 8 (0.83%) Automotive
14 7 (0.72%) Multimedia
15 6 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.52%) Retail Banking
17 3 (0.31%) German Language
18 2 (0.21%) Back Office
18 2 (0.21%) French Language
18 2 (0.21%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 409 (42.34%) Software Engineer
2 309 (31.99%) Developer
3 137 (14.18%) Java Engineer
4 117 (12.11%) Java Software Engineer
5 102 (10.56%) C# Developer
6 97 (10.04%) Java Developer
7 74 (7.66%) Senior Software Engineer
8 70 (7.25%) Senior Developer
9 67 (6.94%) .NET Developer
9 67 (6.94%) Agile Developer
9 67 (6.94%) C# Software Engineer
10 62 (6.42%) C++ Software Engineer
11 55 (5.69%) .NET Software Engineer
12 53 (5.49%) C# .NET Developer
12 53 (5.49%) Software Developer
13 48 (4.97%) DevOps Engineer
14 45 (4.66%) Embedded Engineer
15 43 (4.45%) Embedded Software Engineer
16 41 (4.24%) Junior
17 39 (4.04%) Lead Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 248 (25.67%) .NET
2 203 (21.01%) HTML
3 183 (18.94%) CSS
4 180 (18.63%) Spring
5 132 (13.66%) AngularJS
6 119 (12.32%) ASP.NET
7 101 (10.46%) RESTful
7 101 (10.46%) Web Services
8 98 (10.14%) React
9 91 (9.42%) Node.js
10 70 (7.25%) HTML5
11 69 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
12 67 (6.94%) XML
13 58 (6.00%) jQuery
14 57 (5.90%) SOAP
15 53 (5.49%) REST
16 51 (5.28%) Hibernate
17 47 (4.87%) .NET Framework
17 47 (4.87%) WCF
18 42 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 116 (12.01%) Computer Science
2 100 (10.35%) Greenfield Project
3 50 (5.18%) User Experience
4 41 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
5 34 (3.52%) Algorithms
5 34 (3.52%) Enterprise Software
6 33 (3.42%) Fintech
7 31 (3.21%) N-Tier
8 21 (2.17%) Cloud Native
9 20 (2.07%) Data Structures
10 18 (1.86%) Management Information System
10 18 (1.86%) Mobile App
11 13 (1.35%) Mainframe
12 11 (1.14%) Embedded Systems
13 10 (1.04%) Self-Motivation
14 9 (0.93%) Arduino
14 9 (0.93%) Derivative
14 9 (0.93%) Wiki
15 8 (0.83%) Acoustics
15 8 (0.83%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 143 (14.80%) Linux
2 74 (7.66%) Windows
3 53 (5.49%) Android
4 42 (4.35%) Apple iOS
5 19 (1.97%) CentOS
5 19 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (1.66%) Embedded Linux
7 14 (1.45%) Ubuntu
8 7 (0.72%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.31%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.31%) pSOS
10 2 (0.21%) FreeRTOS
10 2 (0.21%) Unix
10 2 (0.21%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.10%) Amazon Linux
11 1 (0.10%) DC/OS
11 1 (0.10%) Debian
11 1 (0.10%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.10%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 585 (60.56%) Agile Software Development
2 273 (28.26%) TDD
3 263 (27.23%) DevOps
4 261 (27.02%) Continuous Integration
5 221 (22.88%) Scrum
6 180 (18.63%) OO
7 163 (16.87%) MVC
8 141 (14.60%) SDLC
9 138 (14.29%) Test Automation
10 134 (13.87%) BDD
11 124 (12.84%) Microservices
12 119 (12.32%) Mentoring
13 96 (9.94%) Open Source
14 91 (9.42%) Problem-Solving
15 90 (9.32%) Continuous Delivery
16 86 (8.90%) E-Commerce
17 75 (7.76%) Web Development
18 71 (7.35%) OOP
19 68 (7.04%) Unit Testing
20 67 (6.94%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 427 (44.20%) Java
2 296 (30.64%) JavaScript
3 274 (28.36%) C#
4 212 (21.95%) SQL
5 183 (18.94%) C++
6 150 (15.53%) Python
7 102 (10.56%) C
8 94 (9.73%) Java 8
9 85 (8.80%) PHP
10 45 (4.66%) Go
11 43 (4.45%) Scala
12 36 (3.73%) Ruby
13 35 (3.62%) T-SQL
14 32 (3.31%) TypeScript
15 31 (3.21%) Bash Shell
16 30 (3.11%) PL/SQL
17 23 (2.38%) Perl
18 19 (1.97%) Objective-C
19 18 (1.86%) Embedded C
20 17 (1.76%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 191 (19.77%) Degree
2 51 (5.28%) Computer Science Degree
3 27 (2.80%) Security Cleared
4 19 (1.97%) DV Cleared
5 9 (0.93%) OCPJP
5 9 (0.93%) SC Cleared
6 8 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (0.83%) CISSP
7 7 (0.72%) CCNA
7 7 (0.72%) CompTIA Security+
7 7 (0.72%) GIAC
7 7 (0.72%) Linux+ Certification
7 7 (0.72%) MCSE
7 7 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (0.72%) Network+ Certification
7 7 (0.72%) SANS
7 7 (0.72%) SSCP
8 6 (0.62%) RHCE
8 6 (0.62%) RHCSA
8 6 (0.62%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (7.14%) QA
2 25 (2.59%) GDPR
3 3 (0.31%) ISO 13485
3 3 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.21%) Web Application Security Consortium
5 1 (0.10%) GPG13
5 1 (0.10%) ISO 15765
System Software
1 145 (15.01%) Docker
2 7 (0.72%) vSphere
3 6 (0.62%) Firmware
4 3 (0.31%) HDFS
5 2 (0.21%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.21%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.10%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.10%) LXC
Systems Management
1 73 (7.56%) Ansible
2 67 (6.94%) Kubernetes
3 41 (4.24%) Puppet
4 34 (3.52%) Terraform
5 30 (3.11%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (2.17%) Salt
7 12 (1.24%) Packer
8 8 (0.83%) Consul
8 8 (0.83%) Docker Swarm
9 7 (0.72%) Nagios
10 6 (0.62%) Grafana
10 6 (0.62%) Graphite
10 6 (0.62%) Opsview
10 6 (0.62%) ZABBIX
11 3 (0.31%) Kibana
12 1 (0.10%) Cobbler
12 1 (0.10%) Istio
12 1 (0.10%) logstash
12 1 (0.10%) Mesos
Vendors
1 84 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 48 (4.97%) SAP
3 38 (3.93%) Google
4 36 (3.73%) Oracle
5 24 (2.48%) Red Hat
6 18 (1.86%) Xamarin
7 13 (1.35%) Intapp
8 12 (1.24%) Cloudera
9 10 (1.04%) hybris
9 10 (1.04%) ServiceNow
9 10 (1.04%) Sitecore
9 10 (1.04%) WorldPay
10 9 (0.93%) Adobe
10 9 (0.93%) ATG
10 9 (0.93%) Atlassian
10 9 (0.93%) Twitter
11 6 (0.62%) IBM
12 4 (0.41%) Hortonworks
12 4 (0.41%) MapR
12 4 (0.41%) Teradata