Period
to 27 January 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 27 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > North West
6 months to
27 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 26 26 25
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 +6
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 712 906 1,081
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 8.21% 8.69% 8.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.87% 9.50% 9.25%
Number of salaries quoted 497 736 859
North West median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
90th Percentile £73,096 £71,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +6.80% +3.00%

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 8,023 9,535 11,687
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 92.51% 91.51% 92.21%
Number of salaries quoted 6,352 7,679 9,299
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,908 £26,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £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 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 27 January 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 27 January 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 -1 493 £55,000 +10.00% 150
Cheshire -1 119 £45,000 -15.09% 40
Lancashire -4 63 £43,268 +2.31% 28
Merseyside +14 33 £43,750 -4.89% 7
Cumbria -19 1 £27,500 -
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 361 (50.70%) Agile Software Development
2 263 (36.94%) C#
3 262 (36.80%) Java
4 253 (35.53%) JavaScript
5 238 (33.43%) .NET
6 199 (27.95%) SQL
7 173 (24.30%) AWS
8 148 (20.79%) Azure
9 147 (20.65%) HTML
10 137 (19.24%) DevOps
11 134 (18.82%) Git (software)
12 132 (18.54%) Problem-Solving
13 130 (18.26%) MVC
14 129 (18.12%) Mentoring
15 127 (17.84%) Coaching
16 125 (17.56%) AngularJS
16 125 (17.56%) TDD
17 121 (16.99%) Microservices
18 118 (16.57%) Scrum
19 112 (15.73%) C++
20 109 (15.31%) Node.js
20 109 (15.31%) Degree
21 106 (14.89%) ASP.NET
22 102 (14.33%) Python
22 102 (14.33%) Computer Science
22 102 (14.33%) React
23 99 (13.90%) CSS
24 96 (13.48%) NoSQL
25 91 (12.78%) Continuous Integration
26 87 (12.22%) Linux

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 (3.37%) Confluence
2 11 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (1.26%) Cloud Foundry
3 9 (1.26%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.26%) WordPress
4 4 (0.56%) nginx
4 4 (0.56%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.14%) Apache
5 1 (0.14%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.14%) CMS
5 1 (0.14%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (1.40%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 9 (1.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.14%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.28%) Magento
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 173 (24.30%) AWS
2 148 (20.79%) Azure
3 49 (6.88%) Serverless
4 39 (5.48%) AWS Lambda
4 39 (5.48%) GitHub
4 39 (5.48%) SaaS
5 34 (4.78%) Amazon EC2
6 28 (3.93%) GCP
7 19 (2.67%) Amazon S3
8 14 (1.97%) Amazon SQS
9 11 (1.54%) Amazon ECS
10 10 (1.40%) AWS CloudFormation
11 9 (1.26%) Sage Pay
11 9 (1.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 6 (0.84%) IaaS
12 6 (0.84%) PaaS
13 5 (0.70%) AWS CloudTrail
13 5 (0.70%) Azure Functions
13 5 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
14 4 (0.56%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.83%) Wireless
2 12 (1.69%) Bluetooth
3 11 (1.54%) MQTT
3 11 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
4 10 (1.40%) HTTP
4 10 (1.40%) Internet
4 10 (1.40%) SMS
4 10 (1.40%) TCP/IP
4 10 (1.40%) VoIP
5 6 (0.84%) LTE
6 5 (0.70%) GSM
6 5 (0.70%) NFC
6 5 (0.70%) RFID
6 5 (0.70%) RS-232
7 3 (0.42%) ATM
8 2 (0.28%) DNS
8 2 (0.28%) RS-485
8 2 (0.28%) SSL
9 1 (0.14%) Skype
9 1 (0.14%) Software-Defined Radio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (13.48%) NoSQL
2 86 (12.08%) SQL Server
3 74 (10.39%) MongoDB
4 57 (8.01%) Relational Database
5 44 (6.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 37 (5.20%) MySQL
7 32 (4.49%) PostgreSQL
8 29 (4.07%) Big Data
9 27 (3.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 25 (3.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 21 (2.95%) Data Warehouse
12 19 (2.67%) RDBMS
13 18 (2.53%) Neo4j
14 15 (2.11%) Redis
15 14 (1.97%) BusinessObjects
16 13 (1.83%) Amazon RDS
17 6 (0.84%) Oracle Database
18 4 (0.56%) Amazon Redshift
18 4 (0.56%) BigQuery
18 4 (0.56%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 134 (18.82%) Git (software)
2 59 (8.29%) JIRA
3 47 (6.60%) GitLab
3 47 (6.60%) Jenkins
4 38 (5.34%) Subversion
5 32 (4.49%) Eclipse
6 24 (3.37%) NetBeans
7 15 (2.11%) Visual Studio
8 14 (1.97%) IBM UrbanCode
9 12 (1.69%) Selenium
10 9 (1.26%) Artifactory
10 9 (1.26%) Grunt
10 9 (1.26%) IntelliJ
10 9 (1.26%) Sonatype Nexus
10 9 (1.26%) SpecFlow
11 8 (1.12%) gulp
11 8 (1.12%) Hudson
11 8 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (1.12%) Visual Studio Team System
12 7 (0.98%) JDeveloper
General
1 66 (9.27%) Finance
2 65 (9.13%) Banking
3 30 (4.21%) Retail
4 29 (4.07%) Aerospace
5 26 (3.65%) Military
6 23 (3.23%) Legal
7 17 (2.39%) Automotive
8 13 (1.83%) Back Office
9 12 (1.69%) Games
9 12 (1.69%) Public Sector
10 10 (1.40%) Marketing
11 9 (1.26%) Avionics
11 9 (1.26%) Telecoms
12 5 (0.70%) Law
13 4 (0.56%) Electronics
13 4 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.28%) Environmental Health
15 1 (0.14%) Billing
15 1 (0.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 377 (52.95%) Software Engineer
2 182 (25.56%) Developer
3 143 (20.08%) Senior Software Engineer
4 63 (8.85%) C# Developer
5 45 (6.32%) .NET Software Engineer
6 43 (6.04%) Software Developer
7 42 (5.90%) Junior
8 39 (5.48%) Java Engineer
9 37 (5.20%) Java Software Engineer
10 34 (4.78%) Java Developer
11 29 (4.07%) C# Software Engineer
12 26 (3.65%) .NET Developer
12 26 (3.65%) Senior Developer
13 23 (3.23%) Junior Developer
14 21 (2.95%) AWS Engineer
15 20 (2.81%) Principal Engineer
15 20 (2.81%) Senior Java Engineer
15 20 (2.81%) Senior Java Software Engineer
16 19 (2.67%) DevOps Engineer
16 19 (2.67%) Site Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 238 (33.43%) .NET
2 147 (20.65%) HTML
3 125 (17.56%) AngularJS
4 109 (15.31%) Node.js
5 106 (14.89%) ASP.NET
6 102 (14.33%) React
7 99 (13.90%) CSS
8 84 (11.80%) Web Services
9 77 (10.81%) .NET Core
9 77 (10.81%) Swagger
10 64 (8.99%) HTML5
11 62 (8.71%) ASP.NET MVC
12 59 (8.29%) Spring
13 55 (7.72%) RESTful
14 54 (7.58%) REST
15 50 (7.02%) .NET Framework
16 49 (6.88%) Spring Boot
17 42 (5.90%) Apache Flex
18 32 (4.49%) CSS3
19 31 (4.35%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 49 (6.88%) User Experience
2 45 (6.32%) Greenfield Project
3 42 (5.90%) Mobile App
4 35 (4.92%) Cloud Native
5 34 (4.78%) Enterprise Software
6 22 (3.09%) Algorithms
7 21 (2.95%) Analytical Skills
7 21 (2.95%) Self-Motivation
8 17 (2.39%) Hybrid Cloud
9 14 (1.97%) Embedded Systems
10 13 (1.83%) Data Structures
11 11 (1.54%) Derivative
12 10 (1.40%) Hedge funds
12 10 (1.40%) IVR
13 8 (1.12%) Management Information System
13 8 (1.12%) PMI
14 7 (0.98%) Client/Server
14 7 (0.98%) Internet of Things
14 7 (0.98%) Online Games
15 6 (0.84%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 87 (12.22%) Linux
2 32 (4.49%) Windows
3 30 (4.21%) Android
4 24 (3.37%) Apple iOS
5 19 (2.67%) Unix
6 10 (1.40%) CentOS
6 10 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.70%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.56%) Tizen
9 4 (0.56%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.14%) Debian
10 1 (0.14%) SUSE
10 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.14%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 361 (50.70%) Agile Software Development
2 137 (19.24%) DevOps
3 132 (18.54%) Problem-Solving
4 130 (18.26%) MVC
5 129 (18.12%) Mentoring
6 127 (17.84%) Coaching
7 125 (17.56%) TDD
8 121 (16.99%) Microservices
9 118 (16.57%) Scrum
10 102 (14.33%) Computer Science
11 91 (12.78%) Continuous Integration
12 73 (10.25%) Test Automation
13 69 (9.69%) OO
13 69 (9.69%) Open Source
14 63 (8.85%) SDLC
15 59 (8.29%) SOA
16 55 (7.72%) Continuous Improvement
17 43 (6.04%) OOP
18 42 (5.90%) Unit Testing
19 35 (4.92%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 263 (36.94%) C#
2 262 (36.80%) Java
3 253 (35.53%) JavaScript
4 199 (27.95%) SQL
5 112 (15.73%) C++
6 102 (14.33%) Python
7 67 (9.41%) C
8 38 (5.34%) Go
9 30 (4.21%) TypeScript
10 29 (4.07%) PHP
11 18 (2.53%) T-SQL
12 14 (1.97%) Ada
12 14 (1.97%) Bash Shell
12 14 (1.97%) Java 8
12 14 (1.97%) Ruby
12 14 (1.97%) VBA
13 13 (1.83%) Assembly Language
13 13 (1.83%) Embedded C
14 12 (1.69%) R
14 12 (1.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 109 (15.31%) Degree
2 40 (5.62%) Computer Science Degree
3 23 (3.23%) Security Cleared
4 22 (3.09%) DV Cleared
5 9 (1.26%) SC Cleared
6 8 (1.12%) PMI Certification
7 4 (0.56%) DBS Check
7 4 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.42%) HND
9 2 (0.28%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.28%) MCSA
9 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.28%) PhD
9 2 (0.28%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (8.85%) QA
2 1 (0.14%) Def Stans
2 1 (0.14%) GDPR
2 1 (0.14%) ISO 26262
2 1 (0.14%) MISRA
2 1 (0.14%) Solvency II
System Software
1 54 (7.58%) Docker
2 14 (1.97%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 13 (1.83%) Firmware
4 6 (0.84%) Active Directory
4 6 (0.84%) vSphere
5 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.14%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.14%) zsh
Systems Management
1 56 (7.87%) Kubernetes
2 21 (2.95%) Ansible
3 18 (2.53%) Terraform
4 14 (1.97%) Puppet
4 14 (1.97%) Tivoli
5 9 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.70%) Kibana
6 5 (0.70%) Packer
7 2 (0.28%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (0.28%) Grafana
7 2 (0.28%) Prometheus
7 2 (0.28%) Salt
8 1 (0.14%) Istio
8 1 (0.14%) linkerd
8 1 (0.14%) Nagios
Vendors
1 80 (11.24%) Microsoft
2 75 (10.53%) Sage
3 30 (4.21%) Oracle
4 25 (3.51%) Google
5 17 (2.39%) Dynatrace
5 17 (2.39%) ServiceNow
6 16 (2.25%) IBM
7 13 (1.83%) MathWorks
7 13 (1.83%) Xamarin
8 12 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
9 11 (1.54%) Atlassian
10 10 (1.40%) Avaya
10 10 (1.40%) Genesys
11 9 (1.26%) Adobe
12 6 (0.84%) VMware
13 5 (0.70%) Zend
14 4 (0.56%) QNX
15 3 (0.42%) PayPal
15 3 (0.42%) Red Hat
15 3 (0.42%) SaltStack