Period
to 25 October 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 25 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > North West
6 months to
25 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 19 19 28
Rank change year-on-year 0 +9 +4
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 384 949 988
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 9.60% 9.48% 8.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.33% 10.14% 9.20%
Number of salaries quoted 384 669 858
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £37,500 £28,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £71,864 £72,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £53,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +8.49% +6.00%

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 3,717 9,357 10,740
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 92.97% 93.45% 91.31%
Number of salaries quoted 3,201 7,242 8,605
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £69,729 £68,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £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 25 October 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 25 October 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 +1 316 £55,000 +4.76% 118
Cheshire -10 37 £47,500 +5.56% 24
Merseyside +21 14 £50,000 +17.65% 9
Lancashire -6 12 £47,500 +26.67% 7
Cumbria +8 3 £53,500 - 1
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 25 October 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.

1 203 (52.86%) Agile Software Development
2 167 (43.49%) C#
3 149 (38.80%) .NET
4 126 (32.81%) JavaScript
5 118 (30.73%) DevOps
6 108 (28.13%) Microservices
7 107 (27.86%) AWS
8 100 (26.04%) TDD
9 92 (23.96%) Azure
10 87 (22.66%) SQL
10 87 (22.66%) .NET Core
11 85 (22.14%) React
12 81 (21.09%) Java
13 70 (18.23%) Python
14 66 (17.19%) Kubernetes
15 65 (16.93%) Node.js
16 59 (15.36%) Docker
17 57 (14.84%) OO
18 55 (14.32%) Continuous Integration
19 53 (13.80%) HTML
20 51 (13.28%) CSS
21 50 (13.02%) Degree
21 50 (13.02%) NoSQL
22 48 (12.50%) Linux
23 47 (12.24%) Finance
23 47 (12.24%) Problem-Solving
24 46 (11.98%) ASP.NET
24 46 (11.98%) SQL Server
25 45 (11.72%) TypeScript
26 44 (11.46%) Git (software)

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 14 (3.65%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (2.08%) nginx
2 8 (2.08%) NServiceBus
3 2 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (0.52%) IIS
4 1 (0.26%) Apache
4 1 (0.26%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.26%) Confluence
4 1 (0.26%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (2.86%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (0.52%) InVision
2 2 (0.52%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.52%) Sketch
2 2 (0.52%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 3 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 107 (27.86%) AWS
2 92 (23.96%) Azure
3 30 (7.81%) Serverless
4 26 (6.77%) GCP
5 21 (5.47%) Cloud Computing
6 20 (5.21%) AWS Lambda
7 18 (4.69%) GitHub
8 10 (2.60%) SaaS
9 7 (1.82%) Logic Apps
10 6 (1.56%) Amazon ECS
11 5 (1.30%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (1.04%) IaaS
12 4 (1.04%) PaaS
12 4 (1.04%) Twilio
13 3 (0.78%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 2 (0.52%) AWS IoT
14 2 (0.52%) Datadog
14 2 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.60%) Skype
2 5 (1.30%) AMQP
2 5 (1.30%) HTTP
3 4 (1.04%) Firewall
3 4 (1.04%) Wireless
4 2 (0.52%) Bluetooth
4 2 (0.52%) Internet
4 2 (0.52%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.26%) DHCP
5 1 (0.26%) DNS
5 1 (0.26%) Network Security
5 1 (0.26%) SAN
5 1 (0.26%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (13.02%) NoSQL
2 46 (11.98%) SQL Server
3 30 (7.81%) PostgreSQL
4 15 (3.91%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (3.91%) MongoDB
4 15 (3.91%) MySQL
5 12 (3.13%) Big Data
5 12 (3.13%) Relational Database
6 9 (2.34%) Redis
7 5 (1.30%) Amazon Redshift
8 4 (1.04%) Neo4j
9 3 (0.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (0.78%) BigQuery
9 3 (0.78%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.26%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.26%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.26%) MariaDB
11 1 (0.26%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 44 (11.46%) Git (software)
2 36 (9.38%) Jenkins
3 20 (5.21%) GitLab
4 16 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 16 (4.17%) Visual Studio
5 10 (2.60%) SpecFlow
5 10 (2.60%) Subversion
6 8 (2.08%) JIRA
6 8 (2.08%) Mercurial
6 8 (2.08%) NUnit
7 6 (1.56%) GoCD
8 4 (1.04%) JUnit
8 4 (1.04%) Maven
9 3 (0.78%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.78%) CircleCI
9 3 (0.78%) Selenium
9 3 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.52%) WebDriver
10 2 (0.52%) webpack
General
1 47 (12.24%) Finance
2 27 (7.03%) Public Sector
3 18 (4.69%) Electronics
4 17 (4.43%) Marketing
5 15 (3.91%) Law
6 10 (2.60%) Manufacturing
7 9 (2.34%) Banking
7 9 (2.34%) Games
7 9 (2.34%) Telecoms
8 8 (2.08%) Retail
9 4 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.78%) Back Office
10 3 (0.78%) Military
11 2 (0.52%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.52%) Local Government
12 1 (0.26%) Automotive
12 1 (0.26%) Billing
12 1 (0.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 172 (44.79%) Software Engineer
2 116 (30.21%) Developer
3 62 (16.15%) Senior Software Engineer
4 37 (9.64%) Software Developer
5 31 (8.07%) Senior Developer
6 30 (7.81%) .NET Software Engineer
7 28 (7.29%) C# Software Engineer
8 23 (5.99%) DevOps Engineer
9 21 (5.47%) C# Developer
10 19 (4.95%) .NET Developer
11 17 (4.43%) Java Engineer
12 16 (4.17%) Java Developer
12 16 (4.17%) Platform Engineer
13 15 (3.91%) Full Stack Developer
14 14 (3.65%) Java Software Engineer
15 12 (3.13%) .NET Software Developer
15 12 (3.13%) C# Software Developer
15 12 (3.13%) Python Engineer
15 12 (3.13%) Python Software Engineer
15 12 (3.13%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (38.80%) .NET
2 87 (22.66%) .NET Core
3 85 (22.14%) React
4 65 (16.93%) Node.js
5 53 (13.80%) HTML
6 51 (13.28%) CSS
7 46 (11.98%) ASP.NET
8 38 (9.90%) AngularJS
9 29 (7.55%) Vue.js
10 27 (7.03%) .NET Framework
11 25 (6.51%) ASP.NET Web API
12 24 (6.25%) RESTful
13 23 (5.99%) ASP.NET Core
14 22 (5.73%) Redux
15 21 (5.47%) Web Services
16 20 (5.21%) HTML5
17 19 (4.95%) Elastic Stack
18 18 (4.69%) ASP.NET MVC
18 18 (4.69%) RabbitMQ
19 16 (4.17%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 29 (7.55%) Mobile App
2 27 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
3 24 (6.25%) User Experience
4 22 (5.73%) Greenfield Project
5 13 (3.39%) NHS
6 11 (2.86%) Management Information System
7 10 (2.60%) Algorithms
7 10 (2.60%) Cloud Native
8 8 (2.08%) Virtual Team
9 7 (1.82%) Embedded Systems
10 4 (1.04%) Life Science
11 3 (0.78%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.78%) Device Driver
11 3 (0.78%) Industry 4.0
11 3 (0.78%) Robotics
11 3 (0.78%) Self-Motivation
12 2 (0.52%) Industrial Internet of Things
12 2 (0.52%) Internet of Things
12 2 (0.52%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 48 (12.50%) Linux
2 26 (6.77%) Apple iOS
3 23 (5.99%) Android
4 16 (4.17%) CentOS
5 15 (3.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (3.39%) Windows
7 7 (1.82%) Unix
8 3 (0.78%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.26%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (52.86%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (30.73%) DevOps
3 108 (28.13%) Microservices
4 100 (26.04%) TDD
5 57 (14.84%) OO
6 55 (14.32%) Continuous Integration
7 47 (12.24%) Problem-Solving
8 40 (10.42%) MVC
9 32 (8.33%) Computer Science
9 32 (8.33%) Front End Development
9 32 (8.33%) Mentoring
10 31 (8.07%) Pair Programming
11 30 (7.81%) Scrum
12 28 (7.29%) SOLID
13 26 (6.77%) Continuous Delivery
13 26 (6.77%) Test Automation
14 24 (6.25%) BDD
14 24 (6.25%) Machine Learning
14 24 (6.25%) OOP
14 24 (6.25%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 167 (43.49%) C#
2 126 (32.81%) JavaScript
3 87 (22.66%) SQL
4 81 (21.09%) Java
5 70 (18.23%) Python
6 45 (11.72%) TypeScript
7 42 (10.94%) Go
8 38 (9.90%) C++
9 28 (7.29%) PHP
10 25 (6.51%) Ruby
11 24 (6.25%) C
12 10 (2.60%) ES6
13 8 (2.08%) Scala
14 6 (1.56%) Apple Swift
15 5 (1.30%) Bash Shell
16 4 (1.04%) Kotlin
17 3 (0.78%) Objective-C
17 3 (0.78%) PowerShell
18 2 (0.52%) Java 8
19 1 (0.26%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 50 (13.02%) Degree
2 18 (4.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (3.91%) AWS Certification
4 12 (3.13%) Security Cleared
5 10 (2.60%) DV Cleared
6 8 (2.08%) TOGAF Certification
7 4 (1.04%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.78%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.26%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (6.77%) QA
2 4 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.52%) GAMP
3 2 (0.52%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.26%) GDPR
4 1 (0.26%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 59 (15.36%) Docker
2 1 (0.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.26%) NFS
Systems Management
1 66 (17.19%) Kubernetes
2 34 (8.85%) Terraform
3 20 (5.21%) Ansible
3 20 (5.21%) Puppet
4 18 (4.69%) Prometheus
5 17 (4.43%) Grafana
6 15 (3.91%) Graphite
7 5 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.78%) Nagios
9 1 (0.26%) Consul
9 1 (0.26%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.26%) Icinga
9 1 (0.26%) Kibana
9 1 (0.26%) logstash
9 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.26%) Packer
9 1 (0.26%) Rancher
9 1 (0.26%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 40 (10.42%) Microsoft
2 11 (2.86%) Google
3 9 (2.34%) SAP
3 9 (2.34%) TOWER Software
4 7 (1.82%) Oracle
5 4 (1.04%) Zend
6 3 (0.78%) Splunk
7 2 (0.52%) BT
7 2 (0.52%) Siemens
7 2 (0.52%) VMware
7 2 (0.52%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.26%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.26%) Cisco
8 1 (0.26%) Dell
8 1 (0.26%) EMC
8 1 (0.26%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.26%) Sage