Period
to 4 August 2020

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 4 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > North West
6 months to
4 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 15 18 25
Rank change year-on-year +3 +7 +13
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 508 1,159 1,088
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 10.01% 11.00% 8.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.89% 11.70% 9.58%
Number of salaries quoted 452 789 918
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £37,500 £29,375 £32,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £72,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

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 4,666 9,903 11,361
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.90% 93.95% 91.90%
Number of salaries quoted 3,783 7,272 9,163
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +1.12% +7.23%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £69,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Engineering in the North West over the 6 months to 4 August 2020.

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 4 August 2020. 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 -5 422 £55,000 +7.53% 70
Cheshire -1 51 £47,500 -5.00% 25
Merseyside +9 19 £47,500 -5.00% 5
Lancashire -9 10 £47,500 +26.67% 14
Cumbria -15 3 £53,500 -
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 4 August 2020, 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.

1 289 (56.89%) Agile Software Development
2 206 (40.55%) C#
3 198 (38.98%) .NET
4 174 (34.25%) JavaScript
5 159 (31.30%) DevOps
6 120 (23.62%) TDD
7 117 (23.03%) Microservices
8 116 (22.83%) Azure
9 114 (22.44%) SQL
10 113 (22.24%) Java
11 107 (21.06%) AWS
12 99 (19.49%) React
13 88 (17.32%) .NET Core
14 80 (15.75%) Python
15 76 (14.96%) MVC
15 76 (14.96%) Docker
16 75 (14.76%) Finance
17 73 (14.37%) ASP.NET
17 73 (14.37%) Kubernetes
18 66 (12.99%) SQL Server
18 66 (12.99%) NoSQL
19 65 (12.80%) Node.js
20 64 (12.60%) Mentoring
21 63 (12.40%) HTML
22 61 (12.01%) CSS
22 61 (12.01%) AngularJS
22 61 (12.01%) Problem-Solving
23 59 (11.61%) OO
24 58 (11.42%) TypeScript
24 58 (11.42%) Degree

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 24 (4.72%) Confluence
2 8 (1.57%) OpenStack
3 6 (1.18%) IIS
3 6 (1.18%) NServiceBus
4 5 (0.98%) Apache
5 4 (0.79%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.59%) CMS
6 3 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.39%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.20%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.20%) Jetty
Applications
1 9 (1.77%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.20%) InVision
2 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.20%) Sketch
2 1 (0.20%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 5 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.79%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.20%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 116 (22.83%) Azure
2 107 (21.06%) AWS
3 40 (7.87%) GitHub
4 26 (5.12%) GCP
5 19 (3.74%) Cloud Computing
6 18 (3.54%) SaaS
6 18 (3.54%) Serverless
7 10 (1.97%) Logic Apps
8 9 (1.77%) AWS Lambda
9 8 (1.57%) OpenShift
10 6 (1.18%) IaaS
10 6 (1.18%) PaaS
11 5 (0.98%) Twilio
12 4 (0.79%) Amazon ECS
12 4 (0.79%) Amazon EMR
12 4 (0.79%) IBM Cloud
13 3 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (0.59%) AWS IoT
14 2 (0.39%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.35%) TCP/IP
2 16 (3.15%) Internet
2 16 (3.15%) Wireless
3 15 (2.95%) Skype
4 13 (2.56%) Bluetooth
4 13 (2.56%) HTTP
5 9 (1.77%) Wi-Fi
6 8 (1.57%) LTE
6 8 (1.57%) MQTT
7 5 (0.98%) AMQP
7 5 (0.98%) Firewall
8 3 (0.59%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.39%) RS-232
10 1 (0.20%) 2G
10 1 (0.20%) 3G
10 1 (0.20%) 4G
10 1 (0.20%) Modbus
10 1 (0.20%) RFID
10 1 (0.20%) RS-485
10 1 (0.20%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (12.99%) NoSQL
1 66 (12.99%) SQL Server
2 26 (5.12%) Relational Database
3 20 (3.94%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (3.94%) MongoDB
4 16 (3.15%) Big Data
4 16 (3.15%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (2.56%) Oracle Database
6 10 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (1.77%) MySQL
8 8 (1.57%) Neo4j
8 8 (1.57%) RDBMS
8 8 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (1.38%) Hadoop
10 5 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (0.79%) Amazon Athena
11 4 (0.79%) Amazon Redshift
12 3 (0.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 3 (0.59%) Apache Accumulo
13 2 (0.39%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 53 (10.43%) Jenkins
2 51 (10.04%) Git (software)
3 32 (6.30%) JIRA
4 21 (4.13%) Maven
5 20 (3.94%) JUnit
6 19 (3.74%) NUnit
7 17 (3.35%) GitLab
8 16 (3.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 12 (2.36%) SpecFlow
9 12 (2.36%) TeamCity
10 11 (2.17%) Octopus Deploy
11 10 (1.97%) Sonatype Nexus
12 9 (1.77%) SonarQube
13 8 (1.57%) Eclipse
13 8 (1.57%) GCC
14 6 (1.18%) Subversion
14 6 (1.18%) Vagrant
15 5 (0.98%) Bitbucket
15 5 (0.98%) IBM UrbanCode
16 4 (0.79%) SoapUI
General
1 75 (14.76%) Finance
2 40 (7.87%) Banking
3 29 (5.71%) Public Sector
4 24 (4.72%) Electronics
4 24 (4.72%) Retail
5 21 (4.13%) Games
6 16 (3.15%) Law
6 16 (3.15%) Marketing
7 15 (2.95%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.97%) Back Office
8 10 (1.97%) Telecoms
9 5 (0.98%) Automotive
10 3 (0.59%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.59%) Military
11 2 (0.39%) Legal
11 2 (0.39%) Local Government
11 2 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.20%) Billing
12 1 (0.20%) Environmental Health
Job Titles
1 228 (44.88%) Software Engineer
2 130 (25.59%) Developer
3 86 (16.93%) Senior Software Engineer
4 44 (8.66%) .NET Software Engineer
5 42 (8.27%) Java Engineer
6 38 (7.48%) C# Software Engineer
7 37 (7.28%) Software Developer
8 33 (6.50%) C# Developer
9 32 (6.30%) Senior Developer
10 31 (6.10%) Java Software Engineer
11 22 (4.33%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
12 21 (4.13%) DevOps Engineer
13 19 (3.74%) .NET Developer
14 17 (3.35%) Technical Leader
15 15 (2.95%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 14 (2.76%) Platform Engineer
17 13 (2.56%) C++ Software Engineer
17 13 (2.56%) Java Developer
18 12 (2.36%) Architect
18 12 (2.36%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 198 (38.98%) .NET
2 99 (19.49%) React
3 88 (17.32%) .NET Core
4 73 (14.37%) ASP.NET
5 65 (12.80%) Node.js
6 63 (12.40%) HTML
7 61 (12.01%) AngularJS
7 61 (12.01%) CSS
8 47 (9.25%) .NET Framework
9 45 (8.86%) ASP.NET MVC
10 43 (8.46%) Spring
11 39 (7.68%) Web Services
12 38 (7.48%) RESTful
13 37 (7.28%) ASP.NET Web API
14 31 (6.10%) REST
15 30 (5.91%) Entity Framework
15 30 (5.91%) Vue.js
16 28 (5.51%) Spring Boot
17 23 (4.53%) Redux
18 22 (4.33%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 44 (8.66%) Mobile App
2 39 (7.68%) Greenfield Project
3 28 (5.51%) User Experience
4 25 (4.92%) Enterprise Software
5 21 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (2.95%) Management Information System
7 13 (2.56%) Algorithms
7 13 (2.56%) Cloud Native
8 12 (2.36%) Internet of Things
9 10 (1.97%) Embedded Systems
9 10 (1.97%) Virtual Team
10 9 (1.77%) Data Structures
10 9 (1.77%) IVR
10 9 (1.77%) NHS
10 9 (1.77%) Smartphone
11 8 (1.57%) Hybrid Cloud
12 7 (1.38%) Online Games
13 5 (0.98%) Derivative
13 5 (0.98%) Device Driver
13 5 (0.98%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 46 (9.06%) Linux
2 32 (6.30%) Apple iOS
3 31 (6.10%) Android
4 19 (3.74%) Windows
5 11 (2.17%) CentOS
6 10 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.59%) Unix
8 1 (0.20%) FreeRTOS
8 1 (0.20%) Tizen
8 1 (0.20%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 289 (56.89%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (31.30%) DevOps
3 120 (23.62%) TDD
4 117 (23.03%) Microservices
5 76 (14.96%) MVC
6 64 (12.60%) Mentoring
7 61 (12.01%) Problem-Solving
8 59 (11.61%) OO
9 56 (11.02%) Continuous Integration
10 54 (10.63%) Scrum
11 47 (9.25%) BDD
12 43 (8.46%) Test Automation
13 41 (8.07%) Pair Programming
14 36 (7.09%) E-Commerce
15 35 (6.89%) SDLC
16 33 (6.50%) Computer Science
16 33 (6.50%) Open Source
17 32 (6.30%) Coaching
17 32 (6.30%) OOP
18 31 (6.10%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 206 (40.55%) C#
2 174 (34.25%) JavaScript
3 114 (22.44%) SQL
4 113 (22.24%) Java
5 80 (15.75%) Python
6 58 (11.42%) TypeScript
7 52 (10.24%) C
8 51 (10.04%) C++
9 39 (7.68%) Go
10 26 (5.12%) PHP
11 25 (4.92%) Ruby
12 17 (3.35%) Embedded C
13 11 (2.17%) Bash Shell
14 10 (1.97%) Scala
15 9 (1.77%) Java 8
16 8 (1.57%) Apple Swift
16 8 (1.57%) ES6
17 7 (1.38%) Groovy
17 7 (1.38%) T-SQL
18 6 (1.18%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 58 (11.42%) Degree
2 22 (4.33%) DV Cleared
2 22 (4.33%) Security Cleared
3 11 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (1.97%) AWS Certification
5 8 (1.57%) TOGAF Certification
6 7 (1.38%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.39%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.20%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (6.89%) QA
2 2 (0.39%) COBIT
2 2 (0.39%) GAMP
2 2 (0.39%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.20%) GDPR
3 1 (0.20%) IEC 61508
3 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 76 (14.96%) Docker
2 11 (2.17%) Firmware
3 5 (0.98%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 4 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (0.79%) VirtualBox
4 4 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (0.79%) vSphere
4 4 (0.79%) Xen
5 2 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 73 (14.37%) Kubernetes
2 36 (7.09%) Terraform
3 20 (3.94%) Ansible
4 16 (3.15%) Puppet
5 13 (2.56%) Prometheus
6 12 (2.36%) Grafana
7 11 (2.17%) Docker Swarm
8 10 (1.97%) Graphite
8 10 (1.97%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.98%) Tivoli
10 4 (0.79%) IBM BigFix
10 4 (0.79%) SCCM
10 4 (0.79%) vCenter Server
11 3 (0.59%) Nagios
12 2 (0.39%) Consul
12 2 (0.39%) Packer
13 1 (0.20%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 39 (7.68%) Microsoft
2 27 (5.31%) Oracle
3 17 (3.35%) Google
4 13 (2.56%) IBM
5 12 (2.36%) TOWER Software
6 11 (2.17%) SAP
7 9 (1.77%) ServiceNow
7 9 (1.77%) Veracode
8 6 (1.18%) Zend
9 5 (0.98%) Dynatrace
9 5 (0.98%) Red Hat
10 4 (0.79%) BMC
10 4 (0.79%) Citrix
10 4 (0.79%) Cloudera
10 4 (0.79%) Cognos
10 4 (0.79%) DevExpress
10 4 (0.79%) Hortonworks
10 4 (0.79%) Tanium
10 4 (0.79%) VMware
11 3 (0.59%) Splunk