Period
to 23 September 2019

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 23 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > North West
6 months to
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 18 26 33
Rank change year-on-year +8 +7 +2
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 1,083 1,011 916
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 10.42% 8.57% 7.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.09% 9.38% 7.67%
Number of salaries quoted 697 829 742
North West median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,375 £31,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -

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 9,764 10,775 11,939
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 93.98% 91.36% 91.61%
Number of salaries quoted 7,404 8,659 9,527
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £69,750 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,140 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.71% +0.28% -

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 23 September 2019.

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 23 September 2019. 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 +10 824 £52,500 +5.00% 148
Cheshire -3 115 £43,750 -12.50% 29
Lancashire +5 108 £37,500 - 12
Merseyside +7 25 £50,000 -6.98% 21
Cumbria - 9 - - 2
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2019, 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.

1 569 (52.54%) Agile Software Development
2 355 (32.78%) Java
3 321 (29.64%) JavaScript
4 293 (27.05%) C#
5 264 (24.38%) .NET
6 251 (23.18%) C++
7 248 (22.90%) DevOps
8 246 (22.71%) Git (software)
9 232 (21.42%) SQL
10 212 (19.58%) AWS
11 204 (18.84%) HTML
11 204 (18.84%) Python
11 204 (18.84%) TDD
12 190 (17.54%) Degree
13 185 (17.08%) Finance
13 185 (17.08%) Problem-Solving
14 184 (16.99%) Continuous Integration
15 182 (16.81%) Mentoring
16 179 (16.53%) Computer Science
16 179 (16.53%) Linux
17 161 (14.87%) CSS
18 160 (14.77%) C
19 156 (14.40%) SDLC
20 148 (13.67%) Scrum
21 144 (13.30%) Azure
22 140 (12.93%) Banking
23 139 (12.83%) Microsoft
24 138 (12.74%) Test Automation
25 131 (12.10%) Microservices
26 128 (11.82%) Coaching

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 38 (3.51%) Confluence
2 28 (2.59%) Cloud Foundry
3 26 (2.40%) Elasticsearch
4 19 (1.75%) WebSphere
5 13 (1.20%) Apache Spark
5 13 (1.20%) SharePoint
6 11 (1.02%) CMS
7 9 (0.83%) Sitecore CMS
8 8 (0.74%) Umbraco
9 7 (0.65%) Tuxedo
10 6 (0.55%) IIS
10 6 (0.55%) SAS
11 5 (0.46%) nginx
12 4 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 4 (0.37%) Apache
13 3 (0.28%) Apache Solr
14 2 (0.18%) JBoss
14 2 (0.18%) Tomcat
15 1 (0.092%) Skype for Business
15 1 (0.092%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.46%) Simulink
3 4 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.18%) FileZilla
5 1 (0.092%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.092%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.092%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.092%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (0.83%) SAP Hybris
2 4 (0.37%) Magento
3 2 (0.18%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 212 (19.58%) AWS
2 144 (13.30%) Azure
3 68 (6.28%) GCP
4 67 (6.19%) GitHub
5 63 (5.82%) Serverless
6 43 (3.97%) AWS Lambda
7 41 (3.79%) SaaS
8 31 (2.86%) Amazon S3
9 26 (2.40%) Cloud Computing
10 25 (2.31%) Amazon EC2
11 16 (1.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 16 (1.48%) Amazon SQS
11 16 (1.48%) AWS CloudFormation
11 16 (1.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 13 (1.20%) Office 365
13 9 (0.83%) Sage Pay
14 7 (0.65%) Amazon ECS
15 6 (0.55%) Amazon ELB
15 6 (0.55%) Amazon Glacier
15 6 (0.55%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 32 (2.95%) Broadband
2 19 (1.75%) DNS
3 13 (1.20%) Firewall
4 12 (1.11%) Internet
4 12 (1.11%) VLAN
5 11 (1.02%) HTTP
6 6 (0.55%) DHCP
6 6 (0.55%) HTTPS
6 6 (0.55%) MQTT
6 6 (0.55%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.46%) Ethernet
8 3 (0.28%) SNMP
8 3 (0.28%) Software-Defined Radio
9 2 (0.18%) PuTTY
9 2 (0.18%) RS-232
9 2 (0.18%) RS-485
9 2 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.092%) Intranet
10 1 (0.092%) Skype
10 1 (0.092%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (9.51%) NoSQL
2 102 (9.42%) SQL Server
3 86 (7.94%) Relational Database
4 80 (7.39%) MongoDB
5 76 (7.02%) MySQL
6 47 (4.34%) Big Data
7 40 (3.69%) PostgreSQL
8 38 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
8 38 (3.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 36 (3.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 30 (2.77%) BusinessObjects
11 26 (2.40%) Neo4j
12 19 (1.75%) RDBMS
13 12 (1.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 12 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
14 11 (1.02%) Hadoop
14 11 (1.02%) Oracle Database
15 7 (0.65%) Redis
16 5 (0.46%) Data Mining
17 4 (0.37%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 246 (22.71%) Git (software)
2 99 (9.14%) JIRA
3 82 (7.57%) Jenkins
4 54 (4.99%) GitLab
5 46 (4.25%) Subversion
6 30 (2.77%) IBM UrbanCode
6 30 (2.77%) Visual Studio
7 26 (2.40%) JUnit
8 24 (2.22%) Maven
9 23 (2.12%) Eclipse
10 20 (1.85%) Gerrit
11 19 (1.75%) webpack
12 18 (1.66%) NetBeans
13 17 (1.57%) Gradle
14 16 (1.48%) Bitbucket
14 16 (1.48%) Selenium
15 15 (1.39%) Mockito
16 13 (1.20%) Grunt
17 11 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
18 10 (0.92%) Jasmine
General
1 185 (17.08%) Finance
2 140 (12.93%) Banking
3 94 (8.68%) Retail
4 30 (2.77%) Games
5 27 (2.49%) Military
6 26 (2.40%) Aerospace
6 26 (2.40%) Telecoms
7 22 (2.03%) Marketing
8 18 (1.66%) Automotive
8 18 (1.66%) Public Sector
9 11 (1.02%) Avionics
9 11 (1.02%) Back Office
9 11 (1.02%) Law
10 9 (0.83%) Electronics
10 9 (0.83%) Legal
11 8 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
12 7 (0.65%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.18%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.18%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 562 (51.89%) Software Engineer
2 283 (26.13%) Developer
3 145 (13.39%) Senior Software Engineer
4 95 (8.77%) C# Developer
5 80 (7.39%) Software Developer
6 75 (6.93%) Junior
7 68 (6.28%) Java Developer
8 58 (5.36%) .NET Developer
8 58 (5.36%) Java Engineer
9 56 (5.17%) Java Software Engineer
10 51 (4.71%) Junior Developer
11 50 (4.62%) C# .NET Developer
12 49 (4.52%) Senior Developer
13 47 (4.34%) C++ Software Engineer
13 47 (4.34%) Principal Engineer
14 42 (3.88%) Graduate
15 40 (3.69%) Junior C# Developer
16 38 (3.51%) C++ Developer
17 35 (3.23%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 35 (3.23%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 264 (24.38%) .NET
2 204 (18.84%) HTML
3 161 (14.87%) CSS
4 127 (11.73%) React
5 115 (10.62%) AngularJS
6 97 (8.96%) Node.js
7 96 (8.86%) RESTful
8 87 (8.03%) ASP.NET
9 86 (7.94%) Swagger
10 82 (7.57%) Spring
11 79 (7.29%) REST
11 79 (7.29%) XML
12 65 (6.00%) HTML5
13 57 (5.26%) Web Services
14 52 (4.80%) jQuery
15 51 (4.71%) .NET Core
16 49 (4.52%) WCF
17 48 (4.43%) Apache Flex
18 45 (4.16%) React Native
19 42 (3.88%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 125 (11.54%) User Experience
2 84 (7.76%) Algorithms
3 72 (6.65%) Analytical Skills
4 49 (4.52%) Mobile App
5 48 (4.43%) Self-Motivation
6 47 (4.34%) Smartphone
7 45 (4.16%) Data Structures
8 44 (4.06%) Virtual Team
9 43 (3.97%) Greenfield Project
10 41 (3.79%) Cloud Native
11 31 (2.86%) BBC
11 31 (2.86%) Robotics
12 29 (2.68%) Derivative
12 29 (2.68%) Embedded Systems
12 29 (2.68%) Hedge funds
13 24 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
14 17 (1.57%) Management Information System
15 9 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
15 9 (0.83%) PMI
16 8 (0.74%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 179 (16.53%) Linux
2 78 (7.20%) Android
3 59 (5.45%) Windows
4 37 (3.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 34 (3.14%) CentOS
6 32 (2.95%) Ubuntu
7 31 (2.86%) Apple iOS
8 20 (1.85%) SUSE
9 19 (1.75%) Unix
10 18 (1.66%) Windows Server
11 15 (1.39%) Tizen
12 12 (1.11%) Mac OS X
12 12 (1.11%) Windows 10
13 7 (0.65%) VME
14 5 (0.46%) Amazon Linux
14 5 (0.46%) Fedora
15 3 (0.28%) AIX
16 2 (0.18%) Robot Operating System
17 1 (0.092%) DC/OS
17 1 (0.092%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 569 (52.54%) Agile Software Development
2 248 (22.90%) DevOps
3 204 (18.84%) TDD
4 185 (17.08%) Problem-Solving
5 184 (16.99%) Continuous Integration
6 182 (16.81%) Mentoring
7 179 (16.53%) Computer Science
8 156 (14.40%) SDLC
9 148 (13.67%) Scrum
10 138 (12.74%) Test Automation
11 131 (12.10%) Microservices
12 128 (11.82%) Coaching
13 115 (10.62%) OO
14 111 (10.25%) Open Source
15 107 (9.88%) MVC
16 105 (9.70%) Continuous Improvement
17 78 (7.20%) Pair Programming
18 71 (6.56%) BDD
18 71 (6.56%) Unit Testing
19 65 (6.00%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 355 (32.78%) Java
2 321 (29.64%) JavaScript
3 293 (27.05%) C#
4 251 (23.18%) C++
5 232 (21.42%) SQL
6 204 (18.84%) Python
7 160 (14.77%) C
8 48 (4.43%) T-SQL
9 41 (3.79%) Ruby
10 37 (3.42%) PHP
11 33 (3.05%) Bash Shell
12 31 (2.86%) R
13 30 (2.77%) TypeScript
13 30 (2.77%) VBA
14 29 (2.68%) Go
15 25 (2.31%) Java 8
16 21 (1.94%) Ada
17 20 (1.85%) MATLAB
18 17 (1.57%) PowerShell
19 16 (1.48%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 190 (17.54%) Degree
2 70 (6.46%) Computer Science Degree
3 22 (2.03%) Security Cleared
4 19 (1.75%) DV Cleared
5 12 (1.11%) MCSA
5 12 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (1.11%) RHCA
6 10 (0.92%) CISSP
7 9 (0.83%) PMI Certification
8 7 (0.65%) CISM
8 7 (0.65%) HND
9 6 (0.55%) PhD
9 6 (0.55%) SC Cleared
10 5 (0.46%) Network+ Certification
11 4 (0.37%) DBS Check
12 3 (0.28%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 3 (0.28%) CEH
12 3 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.28%) GSEC
13 2 (0.18%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (6.00%) QA
2 5 (0.46%) Def Stans
2 5 (0.46%) GDPR
2 5 (0.46%) ISO 26262
3 4 (0.37%) SLA
4 1 (0.092%) IEC 62304
4 1 (0.092%) MIL-STD-1553
4 1 (0.092%) MIL-STD-498
4 1 (0.092%) PMO
System Software
1 60 (5.54%) Docker
2 30 (2.77%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 22 (2.03%) Active Directory
4 21 (1.94%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (1.11%) pfSense
5 12 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.46%) Firmware
6 5 (0.46%) Squid
7 1 (0.092%) LXC
7 1 (0.092%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 52 (4.80%) Kubernetes
2 45 (4.16%) Ansible
3 30 (2.77%) Tivoli
4 24 (2.22%) Terraform
5 16 (1.48%) CA Service Virtualization
6 15 (1.39%) Kibana
7 12 (1.11%) Microsoft Intune
8 9 (0.83%) Puppet
9 7 (0.65%) Grafana
9 7 (0.65%) Prometheus
10 6 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.18%) MIIS
12 1 (0.092%) Data Guard
12 1 (0.092%) Docker Swarm
12 1 (0.092%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
12 1 (0.092%) Ganglia
12 1 (0.092%) linkerd
12 1 (0.092%) logstash
12 1 (0.092%) Nagios
12 1 (0.092%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 139 (12.83%) Microsoft
2 67 (6.19%) Sage
3 55 (5.08%) Google
4 43 (3.97%) Oracle
5 35 (3.23%) IBM
6 27 (2.49%) Red Hat
7 20 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
8 17 (1.57%) Pega
9 16 (1.48%) CA
10 15 (1.39%) QNX
11 14 (1.29%) MathWorks
11 14 (1.29%) SAP
11 14 (1.29%) VMware
12 12 (1.11%) Aruba
12 12 (1.11%) Cisco
12 12 (1.11%) CommVault
12 12 (1.11%) Dell
12 12 (1.11%) HP
12 12 (1.11%) Meraki
12 12 (1.11%) WatchGuard