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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 14 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > North West
6 months to
14 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 12 14 18
Rank change year-on-year +2 +4 +1
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 1,323 828 478
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 13.82% 11.26% 9.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.41% 12.08% 10.66%
Number of salaries quoted 696 641 397
10th Percentile £37,692 £36,250 £36,250
25th Percentile £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £59,526 £57,500 £53,700
Median % change year-on-year +3.52% +7.08% +7.40%
75th Percentile £77,500 £70,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £86,063 £80,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% +9.09%

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 9,180 6,852 4,484
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 95.87% 93.21% 92.76%
Number of salaries quoted 5,681 5,171 3,719
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £39,121
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
75th Percentile £68,000 £62,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

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 14 August 2022.

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 14 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Manchester +1 991 £60,000 +4.35% 157
Cheshire -12 119 £56,456 +12.91% 9
Merseyside -6 107 £59,732 +19.46% 7
Lancashire +23 91 £55,666 +23.70% 11
Cumbria 0 16 £35,000 +42.86% 4
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 2022, 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.

1 885 (66.89%) Agile
2 584 (44.14%) Java
3 502 (37.94%) Azure
4 486 (36.73%) JavaScript
5 463 (35.00%) AWS
6 438 (33.11%) React
7 399 (30.16%) .NET
8 397 (30.01%) DevOps
9 367 (27.74%) Microservices
10 334 (25.25%) C#
11 332 (25.09%) Docker
12 329 (24.87%) Node.js
13 322 (24.34%) Python
14 320 (24.19%) CI/CD
15 317 (23.96%) Kubernetes
16 310 (23.43%) TDD
17 292 (22.07%) AngularJS
18 288 (21.77%) Social Skills
19 274 (20.71%) Full Stack Development
20 268 (20.26%) SQL
21 256 (19.35%) Problem-Solving
22 243 (18.37%) Degree
23 242 (18.29%) Git (software)
24 238 (17.99%) TypeScript
25 218 (16.48%) Go
26 214 (16.18%) Test Automation
27 212 (16.02%) CSS
28 205 (15.50%) Mentoring
29 198 (14.97%) HTML
30 196 (14.81%) Scrum

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 58 (4.38%) Confluence
2 45 (3.40%) Umbraco
3 29 (2.19%) Apache
4 15 (1.13%) CMS
5 14 (1.06%) SharePoint
6 13 (0.98%) WordPress
7 11 (0.83%) Sitefinity
8 6 (0.45%) nginx
9 5 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (0.23%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.23%) ArcGIS
10 3 (0.23%) JBoss
11 2 (0.15%) Apache Airflow
11 2 (0.15%) Jupyter
12 1 (0.076%) IIS
12 1 (0.076%) SAS
Applications
1 14 (1.06%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.23%) 3ds Max
3 3 (0.23%) Maple
3 3 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.076%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 502 (37.94%) Azure
2 463 (35.00%) AWS
3 155 (11.72%) GCP
4 150 (11.34%) Serverless
5 81 (6.12%) GitHub
6 80 (6.05%) SaaS
7 62 (4.69%) AWS Lambda
8 58 (4.38%) Azure DevOps
9 41 (3.10%) Amazon SQS
10 40 (3.02%) AWS CloudFormation
11 39 (2.95%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 34 (2.57%) Azure Functions
13 33 (2.49%) npm
14 29 (2.19%) Azure Data Factory
15 27 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
15 27 (2.04%) Azure Pipelines
16 24 (1.81%) Azure Service Bus
16 24 (1.81%) PaaS
17 23 (1.74%) Azure Logic Apps
18 22 (1.66%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 78 (5.90%) HTTP
2 48 (3.63%) SSL
3 26 (1.97%) Internet
4 17 (1.28%) TCP/IP
5 11 (0.83%) FTP
6 10 (0.76%) DHCP
6 10 (0.76%) DNS
6 10 (0.76%) IPsec
7 9 (0.68%) Network Security
8 4 (0.30%) ATM
9 3 (0.23%) AMQP
9 3 (0.23%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.15%) Bluetooth
10 2 (0.15%) MQTT
11 1 (0.076%) Firewall
11 1 (0.076%) LTE
11 1 (0.076%) RFID
11 1 (0.076%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.076%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (10.88%) NoSQL
2 106 (8.01%) MySQL
3 100 (7.56%) SQL Server
4 77 (5.82%) MongoDB
5 67 (5.06%) Relational Database
6 64 (4.84%) PostgreSQL
7 43 (3.25%) Big Data
8 37 (2.80%) Elasticsearch
9 30 (2.27%) Data Lake
10 22 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
10 22 (1.66%) DynamoDB
11 13 (0.98%) Amazon Athena
12 11 (0.83%) Couchbase
12 11 (0.83%) Neo4j
12 11 (0.83%) Power BI
13 9 (0.68%) RDBMS
14 8 (0.60%) Redis
15 7 (0.53%) Apache Cassandra
15 7 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 7 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 242 (18.29%) Git (software)
2 112 (8.47%) Jenkins
3 79 (5.97%) JIRA
4 65 (4.91%) Selenium
5 62 (4.69%) GitLab
6 54 (4.08%) Cypress.io
7 36 (2.72%) Postman
8 33 (2.49%) SonarQube
9 24 (1.81%) TeamCity
10 21 (1.59%) Octopus Deploy
11 18 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
11 18 (1.36%) Travis CI
12 17 (1.28%) JUnit
13 15 (1.13%) Bitbucket
13 15 (1.13%) Robot Framework
14 13 (0.98%) Appium
14 13 (0.98%) IBM UrbanCode
15 11 (0.83%) Maven
15 11 (0.83%) Storybook
15 11 (0.83%) Vagrant
General
1 288 (21.77%) Social Skills
2 152 (11.49%) Finance
3 124 (9.37%) Analytical Skills
4 105 (7.94%) Automotive
5 92 (6.95%) Banking
6 77 (5.82%) Marketing
7 75 (5.67%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 73 (5.52%) Public Sector
9 56 (4.23%) Law
10 48 (3.63%) Legal
11 43 (3.25%) Retail
12 27 (2.04%) Advertising
13 26 (1.97%) Games
14 22 (1.66%) Influencing Skills
15 19 (1.44%) Aerospace
16 15 (1.13%) Electronics
17 13 (0.98%) Manufacturing
18 11 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
19 9 (0.68%) Telecoms
20 7 (0.53%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 662 (50.04%) Software Engineer
2 342 (25.85%) Developer
3 135 (10.20%) Senior Software Engineer
4 106 (8.01%) Graduate
5 103 (7.79%) Senior Developer
6 74 (5.59%) Graduate Software Engineer
7 70 (5.29%) Java Developer
8 69 (5.22%) .NET Developer
9 68 (5.14%) Lead Software Engineer
10 66 (4.99%) Full Stack Developer
11 62 (4.69%) Software Developer
12 59 (4.46%) Engineering Manager
13 51 (3.85%) Architect
14 47 (3.55%) Senior Software Developer
15 41 (3.10%) Technical Leader
16 36 (2.72%) Senior .NET Developer
17 34 (2.57%) Solutions Architect
18 33 (2.49%) Developer/Software Engineer
19 31 (2.34%) .NET Software Developer
19 31 (2.34%) Senior .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 438 (33.11%) React
2 399 (30.16%) .NET
3 329 (24.87%) Node.js
4 292 (22.07%) AngularJS
5 212 (16.02%) CSS
6 198 (14.97%) HTML
7 153 (11.56%) .NET Core
8 134 (10.13%) RESTful
9 130 (9.83%) Spring
10 94 (7.11%) REST
11 91 (6.88%) Kafka
12 81 (6.12%) Vue.js
13 79 (5.97%) ASP.NET
14 66 (4.99%) Angular 2
15 62 (4.69%) HTML5
15 62 (4.69%) Spring Boot
16 61 (4.61%) Sass
17 56 (4.23%) Web Services
18 55 (4.16%) .NET Framework
18 55 (4.16%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 138 (10.43%) Cloud Native
2 80 (6.05%) User Experience
3 65 (4.91%) Mobile App
4 62 (4.69%) Greenfield Project
5 50 (3.78%) Enterprise Software
6 47 (3.55%) Self-Motivation
7 46 (3.48%) IoT
8 39 (2.95%) Data Protection Act
9 25 (1.89%) NHS
10 20 (1.51%) Data Structures
10 20 (1.51%) Virtual Team
11 14 (1.06%) Mobile Payment
12 13 (0.98%) Algorithms
12 13 (0.98%) Cybercrime
13 12 (0.91%) Cyberattack
13 12 (0.91%) Cyberthreat
13 12 (0.91%) PlayStation
14 11 (0.83%) BBC
14 11 (0.83%) Blockchain
15 10 (0.76%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 153 (11.56%) Linux
2 66 (4.99%) Unix
3 51 (3.85%) Apple iOS
4 42 (3.17%) Windows
5 40 (3.02%) Android
6 13 (0.98%) Mesosphere
7 3 (0.23%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.15%) CentOS
8 2 (0.15%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.15%) Tizen
8 2 (0.15%) VMS
8 2 (0.15%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 885 (66.89%) Agile
2 397 (30.01%) DevOps
3 367 (27.74%) Microservices
4 320 (24.19%) CI/CD
5 310 (23.43%) TDD
6 274 (20.71%) Full Stack Development
7 256 (19.35%) Problem-Solving
8 214 (16.18%) Test Automation
9 205 (15.50%) Mentoring
10 196 (14.81%) Scrum
11 185 (13.98%) SDLC
12 159 (12.02%) Coaching
13 147 (11.11%) OO
14 141 (10.66%) Event-Driven
15 124 (9.37%) Continuous Integration
16 106 (8.01%) Artificial Intelligence
17 105 (7.94%) BDD
18 104 (7.86%) Pair Programming
19 99 (7.48%) Open Source
20 93 (7.03%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 584 (44.14%) Java
2 486 (36.73%) JavaScript
3 334 (25.25%) C#
4 322 (24.34%) Python
5 268 (20.26%) SQL
6 238 (17.99%) TypeScript
7 218 (16.48%) Go
8 147 (11.11%) C++
9 74 (5.59%) Ruby
10 65 (4.91%) ES6
11 54 (4.08%) Scala
12 49 (3.70%) C
12 49 (3.70%) Kotlin
13 39 (2.95%) PHP
14 34 (2.57%) Apple Swift
15 33 (2.49%) PowerShell
16 28 (2.12%) T-SQL
17 25 (1.89%) VB.NET
18 19 (1.44%) Objective-C
19 11 (0.83%) Bash
Qualifications
1 243 (18.37%) Degree
2 176 (13.30%) Security Cleared
3 60 (4.54%) SC Cleared
4 33 (2.49%) Computer Science Degree
4 33 (2.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 27 (2.04%) AWS Certification
6 24 (1.81%) Master's Degree
7 12 (0.91%) DV Cleared
8 7 (0.53%) DBS Check
9 5 (0.38%) OCA
9 5 (0.38%) OCAJ
9 5 (0.38%) Oracle Certification
10 4 (0.30%) Numerate Degree
11 3 (0.23%) PhD
11 3 (0.23%) PMP
12 2 (0.15%) APMP
12 2 (0.15%) ISEB
12 2 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 1 (0.076%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.076%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (4.61%) QA
2 24 (1.81%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.076%) Accessibility
3 1 (0.076%) SLA
System Software
1 332 (25.09%) Docker
2 5 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.30%) Postfix
4 3 (0.23%) Firmware
5 1 (0.076%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.076%) Embedded Firmware
5 1 (0.076%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 317 (23.96%) Kubernetes
2 149 (11.26%) Terraform
3 42 (3.17%) Ansible
4 41 (3.10%) Prometheus
5 31 (2.34%) Istio
6 28 (2.12%) Grafana
7 20 (1.51%) Puppet
8 19 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
9 14 (1.06%) Kibana
10 13 (0.98%) Automic
10 13 (0.98%) Consul
10 13 (0.98%) logstash
11 5 (0.38%) HP Fortify
11 5 (0.38%) Rancher
12 4 (0.30%) Pacemaker
12 4 (0.30%) Podman
13 1 (0.076%) AirWatch
13 1 (0.076%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 164 (12.40%) Microsoft
2 125 (9.45%) Oracle
3 42 (3.17%) Google
4 33 (2.49%) Hitachi
5 19 (1.44%) QinetiQ
6 14 (1.06%) Splunk
7 10 (0.76%) Sony
8 9 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (0.60%) Facebook
9 8 (0.60%) IBM
10 6 (0.45%) Dell
10 6 (0.45%) ServiceNow
10 6 (0.45%) Snow
11 5 (0.38%) Checkmarx
11 5 (0.38%) Perfecto Mobile
11 5 (0.38%) Syncsort
11 5 (0.38%) Veracode
11 5 (0.38%) VMware
11 5 (0.38%) Xamarin
12 4 (0.30%) Unisys