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 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineering
England / North West
Rank 33 35 51
Rank change year-on-year +2 +16  
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 452 344 321
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 7.35% 6.05% 4.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.14% 6.88% 5.53%
Number of salaries quoted 320 286 274
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +11.80%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,450 £26,500 £31,350
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

Software Engineering is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 5555 5000 5806
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 90.37% 87.98% 88.51%
Number of salaries quoted 4609 4158 4662
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester 0 367 £45,000 -5.26% 55
Cheshire -10 39 £39,000 +4.00% 10
Lancashire +19 26 £35,000 -2.09% 6
Merseyside 0 14 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 409 (48.63%) Agile Software Development
2 334 (39.71%) C#
3 332 (39.48%) Java
4 318 (37.81%) SQL
5 317 (37.69%) HTML
5 317 (37.69%) .NET
6 304 (36.15%) JavaScript
7 269 (31.99%) Degree
8 227 (26.99%) CSS
9 211 (25.09%) C++
10 208 (24.73%) MVC
11 198 (23.54%) SQL Server
12 194 (23.07%) ASP.NET
13 192 (22.83%) OO
14 191 (22.71%) jQuery
15 173 (20.57%) Scrum
16 171 (20.33%) Linux
17 164 (19.50%) MySQL
18 160 (19.02%) Continuous Integration
19 152 (18.07%) Web Services
20 149 (17.72%) PHP
20 149 (17.72%) TDD
21 144 (17.12%) Git (software)
22 138 (16.41%) C
23 137 (16.29%) AngularJS
24 125 (14.86%) Computer Science
25 123 (14.63%) SDLC
26 119 (14.15%) Web Development
27 113 (13.44%) Finance
28 112 (13.32%) Microsoft

Software Engineering
Top Related 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 48 (5.71%) Apache Spark
2 42 (4.99%) Elasticsearch
3 35 (4.16%) Apache Pig
4 27 (3.21%) Tomcat
5 19 (2.26%) WebSphere
6 18 (2.14%) JBoss
7 13 (1.55%) Apache Solr
8 12 (1.43%) Apache
9 10 (1.19%) Confluence
9 10 (1.19%) WebLogic
10 8 (0.95%) OpenStack
10 8 (0.95%) Umbraco
11 5 (0.59%) IIS
11 5 (0.59%) SharePoint
12 4 (0.48%) ColdFusion
12 4 (0.48%) nginx
13 3 (0.36%) GlassFish
14 2 (0.24%) CICS
14 2 (0.24%) CMS
14 2 (0.24%) Jetty
Applications
1 67 (7.97%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.24%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.24%) MS Office
3 1 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.59%) Visualfiles
2 2 (0.24%) BASE24
2 2 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.24%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.12%) Magento
3 1 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 71 (8.44%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (4.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (2.26%) Google Cloud Platform
4 16 (1.90%) GitHub
5 12 (1.43%) SaaS
6 10 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (0.83%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.36%) Amazon EMR
9 3 (0.36%) Amazon Kinesis
9 3 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.24%) Azure Machine Learning
10 2 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.24%) PaaS
11 1 (0.12%) DigitalOcean
11 1 (0.12%) Heroku
11 1 (0.12%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (4.76%) Internet
2 28 (3.33%) TCP/IP
3 26 (3.09%) HTTP
4 12 (1.43%) Ethernet
4 12 (1.43%) GPRS
5 9 (1.07%) Firewall
6 8 (0.95%) NFC
6 8 (0.95%) Skype
7 6 (0.71%) Bluetooth
7 6 (0.71%) DNS
7 6 (0.71%) DVB
7 6 (0.71%) GSM
7 6 (0.71%) NAS
7 6 (0.71%) RS-232
7 6 (0.71%) SAN
7 6 (0.71%) UMTS
7 6 (0.71%) VoIP
7 6 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (0.71%) WLAN
8 5 (0.59%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 198 (23.54%) SQL Server
2 164 (19.50%) MySQL
3 80 (9.51%) Big Data
4 60 (7.13%) NoSQL
5 54 (6.42%) MongoDB
6 53 (6.30%) Relational Database
7 48 (5.71%) Hadoop
8 38 (4.52%) RDBMS
9 35 (4.16%) Apache Hive
10 30 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
11 16 (1.90%) SQL Server 2000
12 13 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
13 11 (1.31%) DB2
14 9 (1.07%) Amazon Redshift
14 9 (1.07%) Oracle Database
14 9 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
15 7 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
16 6 (0.71%) SQL Server 2014
16 6 (0.71%) SQL Server 2016
17 5 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 144 (17.12%) Git (software)
2 94 (11.18%) Visual Studio
3 54 (6.42%) Jenkins
4 51 (6.06%) Subversion
5 42 (4.99%) JIRA
5 42 (4.99%) JUnit
5 42 (4.99%) NUnit
6 40 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
7 31 (3.69%) MSTest
8 28 (3.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 23 (2.73%) Mercurial
10 17 (2.02%) GoCD
10 17 (2.02%) Maven
11 14 (1.66%) Gradle
12 13 (1.55%) Bitbucket
12 13 (1.55%) TeamCity
13 12 (1.43%) Eclipse
13 12 (1.43%) Hudson
13 12 (1.43%) Selenium
14 11 (1.31%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 113 (13.44%) Finance
2 54 (6.42%) Retail
3 32 (3.80%) Banking
3 32 (3.80%) Games
4 27 (3.21%) Electronics
5 21 (2.50%) Manufacturing
5 21 (2.50%) Military
6 13 (1.55%) Advertising
7 11 (1.31%) Corporate Banking
7 11 (1.31%) Marketing
8 9 (1.07%) Automotive
8 9 (1.07%) Financial Institution
8 9 (1.07%) Multimedia
9 6 (0.71%) Telecoms
10 5 (0.59%) Aerospace
10 5 (0.59%) Law
11 4 (0.48%) Legal
12 2 (0.24%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.12%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 404 (48.04%) Developer
2 321 (38.17%) Software Engineer
3 116 (13.79%) Software Developer
4 107 (12.72%) Java Developer
5 98 (11.65%) C# Developer
6 97 (11.53%) .NET Developer
7 84 (9.99%) Java Engineer
8 81 (9.63%) Java Software Engineer
9 75 (8.92%) Senior Software Engineer
10 69 (8.20%) Senior Developer
11 68 (8.09%) C# .NET Developer
12 67 (7.97%) C# Software Engineer
13 57 (6.78%) ASP.NET Developer
14 56 (6.66%) Web Developer
15 51 (6.06%) C# Software Developer
15 51 (6.06%) Developer/Software Engineer
15 51 (6.06%) Embedded Engineer
16 48 (5.71%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 48 (5.71%) Java Software Developer
17 43 (5.11%) .NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 317 (37.69%) .NET
1 317 (37.69%) HTML
2 227 (26.99%) CSS
3 194 (23.07%) ASP.NET
4 191 (22.71%) jQuery
5 152 (18.07%) Web Services
6 137 (16.29%) AngularJS
7 103 (12.25%) HTML5
8 93 (11.06%) XML
9 92 (10.94%) ASP.NET MVC
10 91 (10.82%) Spring
11 86 (10.23%) WCF
12 81 (9.63%) Node.js
13 78 (9.27%) REST
14 69 (8.20%) J2EE
14 69 (8.20%) SOAP
15 67 (7.97%) WPF
16 66 (7.85%) JSON
17 63 (7.49%) Hibernate
18 60 (7.13%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 125 (14.86%) Computer Science
2 60 (7.13%) iPad
3 52 (6.18%) Algorithms
3 52 (6.18%) User Experience
4 50 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
5 38 (4.52%) Enterprise Software
6 35 (4.16%) Data Structures
7 33 (3.92%) Mobile App
8 23 (2.73%) Device Driver
8 23 (2.73%) Internet of Things
9 21 (2.50%) Management Information System
10 19 (2.26%) PKI
11 16 (1.90%) Animation
12 12 (1.43%) Cyberthreat
13 8 (0.95%) Cyber Attack
13 8 (0.95%) Embedded Systems
13 8 (0.95%) Xbox
14 7 (0.83%) mHealth
15 6 (0.71%) CAN bus
15 6 (0.71%) Industrial Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 171 (20.33%) Linux
2 78 (9.27%) Windows
3 43 (5.11%) Embedded Linux
4 32 (3.80%) Android
4 32 (3.80%) Apple iOS
5 19 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (2.14%) Unix
7 15 (1.78%) Windows XP
8 9 (1.07%) Mac OS
9 7 (0.83%) Windows 7
9 7 (0.83%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 6 (0.71%) CentOS
10 6 (0.71%) Nucleus RTOS
10 6 (0.71%) Windows 8
10 6 (0.71%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (0.36%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.36%) Windows Server
12 2 (0.24%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.12%) AIX
13 1 (0.12%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 409 (48.63%) Agile Software Development
2 208 (24.73%) MVC
3 192 (22.83%) OO
4 173 (20.57%) Scrum
5 160 (19.02%) Continuous Integration
6 149 (17.72%) TDD
7 123 (14.63%) SDLC
8 119 (14.15%) Web Development
9 86 (10.23%) DevOps
10 75 (8.92%) E-Commerce
10 75 (8.92%) Open Source
11 67 (7.97%) OOD
12 65 (7.73%) Validation
13 63 (7.49%) Multithreading
14 59 (7.02%) BDD
15 58 (6.90%) Microservices
16 53 (6.30%) Unit Testing
17 49 (5.83%) Analytics
18 47 (5.59%) UML
19 46 (5.47%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 334 (39.71%) C#
2 332 (39.48%) Java
3 318 (37.81%) SQL
4 304 (36.15%) JavaScript
5 211 (25.09%) C++
6 149 (17.72%) PHP
7 138 (16.41%) C
8 97 (11.53%) Python
9 74 (8.80%) T-SQL
10 67 (7.97%) Ruby
11 60 (7.13%) Embedded C
12 56 (6.66%) Perl
13 39 (4.64%) PL/SQL
14 35 (4.16%) Scala
15 34 (4.04%) VB.NET
16 30 (3.57%) Embedded C++
17 29 (3.45%) VB
18 21 (2.50%) Go
19 19 (2.26%) Apple Swift
19 19 (2.26%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 269 (31.99%) Degree
2 42 (4.99%) Security Cleared
3 33 (3.92%) DV Cleared
4 21 (2.50%) HNC
5 20 (2.38%) HND
6 14 (1.66%) ISTQB
7 10 (1.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (1.07%) PhD
9 7 (0.83%) ISEB
10 6 (0.71%) Sun Certification
11 4 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (0.48%) SC Cleared
12 3 (0.36%) AWS Certification
12 3 (0.36%) DBS Check
12 3 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 1 (0.12%) CISSP
14 1 (0.12%) CREST Certified
14 1 (0.12%) GIAC
14 1 (0.12%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (4.64%) QA
2 8 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (0.83%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.59%) WCAG
5 3 (0.36%) SLA
6 1 (0.12%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.12%) GDPR
6 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.12%) MISRA
6 1 (0.12%) SDET
System Software
1 48 (5.71%) Firmware
2 47 (5.59%) Docker
3 32 (3.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (3.69%) Hyper-V
5 9 (1.07%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.71%) VMware ESX
6 6 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.48%) vSphere
8 1 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.12%) Xen
Systems Management
1 20 (2.38%) Ansible
2 19 (2.26%) Puppet
2 19 (2.26%) Terraform
3 16 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.71%) SCOM
5 5 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (0.59%) Kibana
5 5 (0.59%) Packer
6 4 (0.48%) BMC PATROL
6 4 (0.48%) Nagios
6 4 (0.48%) OpenView
6 4 (0.48%) Tivoli
6 4 (0.48%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 1 (0.12%) Grafana
7 1 (0.12%) Graphite
7 1 (0.12%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.12%) logstash
7 1 (0.12%) Mesos
7 1 (0.12%) Salt
7 1 (0.12%) Uchiwa
Vendors
1 112 (13.32%) Microsoft
2 77 (9.16%) Oracle
3 46 (5.47%) VMware
4 33 (3.92%) Google
5 19 (2.26%) Red Hat
6 12 (1.43%) IBM
7 11 (1.31%) Xamarin
8 7 (0.83%) HP
9 6 (0.71%) Intel
9 6 (0.71%) Sun
9 6 (0.71%) Symbian
10 5 (0.59%) LexisNexis
11 4 (0.48%) BMC
11 4 (0.48%) CA
11 4 (0.48%) Compuware
11 4 (0.48%) Dynatrace
11 4 (0.48%) Nimsoft
11 4 (0.48%) SAP
11 4 (0.48%) Teradata
11 4 (0.48%) Zend
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