Period
to 21 January 2021

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 21 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > North West
6 months to
21 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 18 25 26
Rank change year-on-year +7 +1 0
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 477 740 905
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 9.87% 8.38% 8.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.55% 9.04% 9.37%
Number of salaries quoted 531 556 770
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £73,750 £71,250
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +9.09% +4.76%

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 4,521 8,183 9,655
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 93.54% 92.68% 91.49%
Number of salaries quoted 3,829 6,555 7,852
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,766
90th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £70,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% 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 21 January 2021.

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 21 January 2021. 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 +6 349 £55,000 - 138
Cheshire +12 65 £50,000 - 26
Merseyside +15 31 £50,000 +17.65% 7
Lancashire -3 27 £42,500 -1.77% 13
Cumbria +12 1 £42,500 +54.55% 3
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2021, 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.

1 232 (48.64%) Agile Software Development
2 189 (39.62%) C#
3 184 (38.57%) JavaScript
4 168 (35.22%) .NET
5 141 (29.56%) AWS
6 124 (26.00%) DevOps
6 124 (26.00%) Java
7 120 (25.16%) Azure
8 109 (22.85%) SQL
9 107 (22.43%) TDD
10 102 (21.38%) Python
11 100 (20.96%) .NET Core
12 98 (20.55%) React
12 98 (20.55%) Microservices
13 87 (18.24%) Docker
13 87 (18.24%) HTML
14 85 (17.82%) CSS
14 85 (17.82%) Node.js
15 83 (17.40%) Kubernetes
16 75 (15.72%) Git (software)
17 67 (14.05%) Linux
18 64 (13.42%) ASP.NET
19 63 (13.21%) MVC
19 63 (13.21%) AngularJS
20 62 (13.00%) SQL Server
21 61 (12.79%) TypeScript
22 60 (12.58%) Microsoft
23 56 (11.74%) C++
23 56 (11.74%) Go
23 56 (11.74%) Terraform

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 19 (3.98%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (2.10%) nginx
3 9 (1.89%) Confluence
4 5 (1.05%) NServiceBus
5 4 (0.84%) Apache
5 4 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.63%) CMS
6 3 (0.63%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.42%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.42%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.42%) Headless CMS
8 1 (0.21%) Mule
8 1 (0.21%) Mule ESB
8 1 (0.21%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (1.68%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (0.42%) InVision
2 2 (0.42%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.42%) Sketch
2 2 (0.42%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.21%) Magento
1 1 (0.21%) Shopify
1 1 (0.21%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 141 (29.56%) AWS
2 120 (25.16%) Azure
3 44 (9.22%) GCP
4 43 (9.01%) Serverless
5 26 (5.45%) AWS Lambda
6 19 (3.98%) SaaS
7 14 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
7 14 (2.94%) GitHub
8 13 (2.73%) AWS CloudFormation
9 9 (1.89%) Amazon ECS
10 7 (1.47%) IaaS
11 5 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (1.05%) Logic Apps
12 4 (0.84%) PaaS
13 3 (0.63%) CloudFront
13 3 (0.63%) Twilio
14 2 (0.42%) Amazon Kinesis
14 2 (0.42%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.42%) Amazon SQS
15 1 (0.21%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.63%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.42%) Bluetooth
2 2 (0.42%) HTTP
2 2 (0.42%) RFID
2 2 (0.42%) SMS
2 2 (0.42%) Software-Defined Radio
2 2 (0.42%) Wireless
3 1 (0.21%) DHCP
3 1 (0.21%) DNS
3 1 (0.21%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.21%) Firewall
3 1 (0.21%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.21%) Network Security
3 1 (0.21%) SAN
3 1 (0.21%) VPN
3 1 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (13.00%) SQL Server
2 47 (9.85%) NoSQL
3 29 (6.08%) MySQL
4 26 (5.45%) PostgreSQL
5 21 (4.40%) MongoDB
6 17 (3.56%) Relational Database
7 15 (3.14%) Big Data
8 12 (2.52%) Redis
9 10 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (1.47%) Apache Hive
11 6 (1.26%) Amazon Redshift
11 6 (1.26%) MariaDB
12 5 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 4 (0.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 4 (0.84%) BigQuery
13 4 (0.84%) Oracle Database
14 3 (0.63%) Azure SQL Database
14 3 (0.63%) Cosmos DB
14 3 (0.63%) Hadoop
14 3 (0.63%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 75 (15.72%) Git (software)
2 42 (8.81%) Jenkins
3 29 (6.08%) Visual Studio
4 23 (4.82%) JIRA
5 16 (3.35%) GitLab
6 12 (2.52%) Subversion
6 12 (2.52%) webpack
7 11 (2.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 10 (2.10%) Mercurial
9 8 (1.68%) gulp
9 8 (1.68%) Jasmine
10 7 (1.47%) Maven
11 6 (1.26%) Grunt
11 6 (1.26%) Hudson
11 6 (1.26%) JUnit
12 5 (1.05%) GoCD
12 5 (1.05%) Storybook
13 4 (0.84%) Babel
13 4 (0.84%) CircleCI
13 4 (0.84%) Vagrant
General
1 22 (4.61%) Law
2 18 (3.77%) Public Sector
3 17 (3.56%) Finance
4 16 (3.35%) Marketing
5 8 (1.68%) Electronics
6 7 (1.47%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.47%) Retail
7 3 (0.63%) Advertising
7 3 (0.63%) Banking
7 3 (0.63%) Games
7 3 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.42%) Legal
8 2 (0.42%) Military
8 2 (0.42%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.21%) Automotive
9 1 (0.21%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 221 (46.33%) Software Engineer
2 167 (35.01%) Developer
3 57 (11.95%) Senior Software Engineer
4 52 (10.90%) Senior Developer
5 51 (10.69%) Software Developer
6 33 (6.92%) .NET Developer
7 31 (6.50%) DevOps Engineer
8 30 (6.29%) C# Developer
9 28 (5.87%) Java Developer
9 28 (5.87%) Python Engineer
9 28 (5.87%) Python Software Engineer
10 27 (5.66%) Java Engineer
11 25 (5.24%) C# Software Engineer
11 25 (5.24%) Lead Software Engineer
12 21 (4.40%) .NET Software Engineer
12 21 (4.40%) Java Software Engineer
13 19 (3.98%) C# Software Developer
14 18 (3.77%) C# .NET Developer
15 17 (3.56%) Full Stack Developer
16 15 (3.14%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 168 (35.22%) .NET
2 100 (20.96%) .NET Core
3 98 (20.55%) React
4 87 (18.24%) HTML
5 85 (17.82%) CSS
5 85 (17.82%) Node.js
6 64 (13.42%) ASP.NET
7 63 (13.21%) AngularJS
8 34 (7.13%) HTML5
9 33 (6.92%) .NET Framework
9 33 (6.92%) jQuery
10 31 (6.50%) Spring
11 29 (6.08%) Vue.js
11 29 (6.08%) Web Services
12 28 (5.87%) RabbitMQ
13 27 (5.66%) ASP.NET Web API
14 25 (5.24%) CSS3
15 24 (5.03%) ASP.NET MVC
15 24 (5.03%) RESTful
16 23 (4.82%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 42 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (6.92%) Mobile App
3 25 (5.24%) User Experience
4 22 (4.61%) Enterprise Software
5 19 (3.98%) Greenfield Project
6 14 (2.94%) Algorithms
7 9 (1.89%) NHS
8 7 (1.47%) Embedded Systems
9 6 (1.26%) Device Driver
9 6 (1.26%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.26%) Virtual Team
10 4 (0.84%) Cloud Native
11 3 (0.63%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.42%) Analogue Electronics
12 2 (0.42%) Blog
12 2 (0.42%) Cyberattack
12 2 (0.42%) FMCG
12 2 (0.42%) Life Science
12 2 (0.42%) Linux Command Line
13 1 (0.21%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 67 (14.05%) Linux
2 24 (5.03%) Android
3 22 (4.61%) Apple iOS
4 15 (3.14%) Windows
5 11 (2.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (2.10%) CentOS
7 8 (1.68%) Unix
8 3 (0.63%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.63%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.42%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.42%) Fedora
9 2 (0.42%) FreeRTOS
9 2 (0.42%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.21%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.21%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (48.64%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (26.00%) DevOps
3 107 (22.43%) TDD
4 98 (20.55%) Microservices
5 63 (13.21%) MVC
6 49 (10.27%) Continuous Integration
7 48 (10.06%) Front End Development
7 48 (10.06%) Problem-Solving
8 46 (9.64%) Mentoring
8 46 (9.64%) OO
9 39 (8.18%) E-Commerce
10 37 (7.76%) Computer Science
11 32 (6.71%) Continuous Delivery
12 31 (6.50%) Test Automation
13 30 (6.29%) OOP
13 30 (6.29%) Pair Programming
14 29 (6.08%) SOLID
15 28 (5.87%) Artificial Intelligence
15 28 (5.87%) Scrum
15 28 (5.87%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 189 (39.62%) C#
2 184 (38.57%) JavaScript
3 124 (26.00%) Java
4 109 (22.85%) SQL
5 102 (21.38%) Python
6 61 (12.79%) TypeScript
7 56 (11.74%) C++
7 56 (11.74%) Go
8 40 (8.39%) Ruby
9 29 (6.08%) C
9 29 (6.08%) PHP
10 17 (3.56%) ES6
11 16 (3.35%) Scala
12 10 (2.10%) Kotlin
13 8 (1.68%) Bash Shell
13 8 (1.68%) T-SQL
14 6 (1.26%) Embedded C
14 6 (1.26%) Perl
15 3 (0.63%) Embedded C++
15 3 (0.63%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 43 (9.01%) Degree
2 17 (3.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (2.31%) AWS Certification
4 9 (1.89%) Security Cleared
5 5 (1.05%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.63%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.63%) ISEB
6 3 (0.63%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.42%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.03%) QA
2 12 (2.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.84%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.63%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 87 (18.24%) Docker
2 2 (0.42%) Firmware
3 1 (0.21%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.21%) NFS
3 1 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 83 (17.40%) Kubernetes
2 56 (11.74%) Terraform
3 24 (5.03%) Ansible
4 12 (2.52%) Puppet
5 9 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (1.89%) Prometheus
6 8 (1.68%) Grafana
7 7 (1.47%) Graphite
8 6 (1.26%) Nagios
8 6 (1.26%) Packer
9 4 (0.84%) Consul
9 4 (0.84%) Docker Swarm
9 4 (0.84%) Kibana
10 3 (0.63%) logstash
11 1 (0.21%) Icinga
11 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Intune
11 1 (0.21%) Perfmon
11 1 (0.21%) Rancher
11 1 (0.21%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 60 (12.58%) Microsoft
2 12 (2.52%) Google
3 9 (1.89%) Atlassian
4 8 (1.68%) Oracle
4 8 (1.68%) Xamarin
5 7 (1.47%) IBM
6 5 (1.05%) Red Hat
7 3 (0.63%) VMware
8 2 (0.42%) Adobe
8 2 (0.42%) Cisco
9 1 (0.21%) Avaya
9 1 (0.21%) Dell
9 1 (0.21%) Embarcadero
9 1 (0.21%) EMC
9 1 (0.21%) HP
9 1 (0.21%) Juniper
9 1 (0.21%) Sage
9 1 (0.21%) SAP
9 1 (0.21%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.21%) TOWER Software