Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > North West
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 26 26 31
Rank change year-on-year 0 +5 +19
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 911 1,050 859
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 8.58% 8.28% 7.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.41% 9.00% 7.66%
Number of salaries quoted 741 843 727
North West median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% +2.41%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,000 £27,300
90th Percentile £71,250 £64,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +5.26%

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 9,686 11,661 11,209
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.18% 91.99% 92.20%
Number of salaries quoted 7,791 9,264 9,381
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £26,908 £27,000 £25,625
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 -5 648 £50,000 +3.09% 150
Cheshire +1 162 £53,000 +11.58% 48
Lancashire +39 74 £42,291 +28.15% 17
Merseyside +7 26 £46,000 -8.00% 13
Cumbria +4 1 - - 4
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 510 (55.98%) Agile Software Development
2 416 (45.66%) Java
3 260 (28.54%) JavaScript
4 255 (27.99%) C#
5 234 (25.69%) TDD
6 216 (23.71%) SQL
7 207 (22.72%) .NET
8 205 (22.50%) C++
9 203 (22.28%) DevOps
10 184 (20.20%) Degree
11 182 (19.98%) Continuous Integration
12 177 (19.43%) HTML
13 171 (18.77%) Spring
14 170 (18.66%) OO
15 164 (18.00%) Scrum
16 159 (17.45%) CSS
17 149 (16.36%) Python
18 143 (15.70%) Finance
19 142 (15.59%) Linux
20 140 (15.37%) MVC
21 136 (14.93%) Git (software)
22 128 (14.05%) Computer Science
23 127 (13.94%) Amazon AWS
24 124 (13.61%) Test Automation
25 122 (13.39%) Docker
26 119 (13.06%) RESTful
27 118 (12.95%) Mentoring
28 114 (12.51%) SDLC
28 114 (12.51%) Greenfield Project
29 111 (12.18%) Node.js

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 29 (3.18%) Apache
2 27 (2.96%) Confluence
3 15 (1.65%) Apache Spark
4 13 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
5 11 (1.21%) nginx
6 9 (0.99%) CMS
7 6 (0.66%) Drupal
7 6 (0.66%) JBoss
8 5 (0.55%) SharePoint
8 5 (0.55%) WildFly
9 4 (0.44%) WordPress
10 3 (0.33%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (0.33%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.22%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.22%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.11%) Jetty
12 1 (0.11%) Sitefinity
12 1 (0.11%) Umbraco
Applications
1 10 (1.10%) Adobe Illustrator
2 5 (0.55%) SOLIDWORKS
3 4 (0.44%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.22%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 3 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.11%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 127 (13.94%) Amazon AWS
2 100 (10.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (3.95%) Google Cloud Platform
4 26 (2.85%) Cloud Computing
5 23 (2.52%) SaaS
6 16 (1.76%) GitHub
7 13 (1.43%) OpenShift
8 9 (0.99%) Serverless
9 8 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
10 7 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.44%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 3 (0.33%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 3 (0.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 3 (0.33%) Office 365
13 2 (0.22%) npm
13 2 (0.22%) PaaS
14 1 (0.11%) Dialogflow
14 1 (0.11%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 28 (3.07%) RS-232
2 24 (2.63%) HTTP
3 15 (1.65%) RS-485
4 10 (1.10%) Firewall
5 9 (0.99%) Bluetooth
5 9 (0.99%) RFID
6 5 (0.55%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.55%) VPN
7 4 (0.44%) SSL
8 3 (0.33%) Internet
8 3 (0.33%) Intranet
8 3 (0.33%) Wireless
9 2 (0.22%) AMQP
9 2 (0.22%) ATM
9 2 (0.22%) DHCP
9 2 (0.22%) DNS
10 1 (0.11%) Asterisk PBX
10 1 (0.11%) Broadband
10 1 (0.11%) VoIP
10 1 (0.11%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (9.33%) MySQL
2 84 (9.22%) NoSQL
3 83 (9.11%) SQL Server
4 66 (7.24%) PostgreSQL
5 63 (6.92%) Big Data
6 59 (6.48%) MongoDB
7 42 (4.61%) Relational Database
8 39 (4.28%) Apache Cassandra
9 34 (3.73%) Hadoop
10 24 (2.63%) Redis
11 12 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 12 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 11 (1.21%) Amazon Redshift
13 10 (1.10%) Apache Hive
14 9 (0.99%) HBase
15 8 (0.88%) DB2
16 7 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
17 6 (0.66%) Data Lake
18 5 (0.55%) Neo4j
18 5 (0.55%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 136 (14.93%) Git (software)
2 69 (7.57%) Jenkins
3 65 (7.14%) JIRA
4 49 (5.38%) Maven
5 47 (5.16%) Gradle
6 41 (4.50%) JUnit
7 35 (3.84%) Selenium
8 27 (2.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 26 (2.85%) Subversion
10 24 (2.63%) MSTest
10 24 (2.63%) NUnit
11 20 (2.20%) Bitbucket
12 18 (1.98%) Visual Studio
13 17 (1.87%) gulp
14 16 (1.76%) Mercurial
15 15 (1.65%) Ant
15 15 (1.65%) Mockito
15 15 (1.65%) webpack
16 14 (1.54%) Gatling
16 14 (1.54%) Spock
General
1 143 (15.70%) Finance
2 76 (8.34%) Electronics
3 52 (5.71%) Games
4 50 (5.49%) Manufacturing
4 50 (5.49%) Marketing
5 38 (4.17%) Banking
5 38 (4.17%) Telecoms
6 35 (3.84%) Retail
7 23 (2.52%) Pharmaceutical
8 19 (2.09%) Military
9 18 (1.98%) Law
10 12 (1.32%) Investment Banking
11 11 (1.21%) Advertising
11 11 (1.21%) Publishing
12 5 (0.55%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.33%) Back Office
14 1 (0.11%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 383 (42.04%) Software Engineer
2 320 (35.13%) Developer
3 143 (15.70%) Java Engineer
4 125 (13.72%) Java Software Engineer
5 110 (12.07%) C# Developer
6 97 (10.65%) Java Developer
7 84 (9.22%) Senior Software Engineer
8 69 (7.57%) Senior Developer
9 64 (7.03%) Agile Developer
9 64 (7.03%) C++ Software Engineer
9 64 (7.03%) Software Developer
10 60 (6.59%) Embedded Engineer
11 59 (6.48%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 56 (6.15%) .NET Developer
13 51 (5.60%) C# Software Engineer
14 47 (5.16%) Lead Software Engineer
15 43 (4.72%) .NET Software Engineer
16 42 (4.61%) C# .NET Developer
17 41 (4.50%) Junior
18 39 (4.28%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 207 (22.72%) .NET
2 177 (19.43%) HTML
3 171 (18.77%) Spring
4 159 (17.45%) CSS
5 119 (13.06%) RESTful
6 111 (12.18%) Node.js
7 105 (11.53%) ASP.NET
8 103 (11.31%) AngularJS
9 94 (10.32%) Web Services
10 90 (9.88%) React
11 67 (7.35%) ASP.NET MVC
12 62 (6.81%) XML
13 56 (6.15%) HTML5
14 50 (5.49%) SOAP
15 49 (5.38%) Hibernate
16 46 (5.05%) jQuery
17 40 (4.39%) .NET Framework
17 40 (4.39%) REST
17 40 (4.39%) Spring Boot
18 37 (4.06%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 114 (12.51%) Greenfield Project
2 70 (7.68%) Algorithms
3 52 (5.71%) User Experience
4 50 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
5 41 (4.50%) Fintech
6 36 (3.95%) Enterprise Software
7 34 (3.73%) Data Structures
8 22 (2.41%) Cloud Native
9 20 (2.20%) Management Information System
10 18 (1.98%) Derivative
11 12 (1.32%) Embedded Systems
11 12 (1.32%) Mobile App
12 10 (1.10%) N-Tier
13 9 (0.99%) Mainframe
13 9 (0.99%) NHS
13 9 (0.99%) Wiki
14 8 (0.88%) Acoustics
14 8 (0.88%) CCTV
14 8 (0.88%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 8 (0.88%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 142 (15.59%) Linux
2 64 (7.03%) Windows
3 38 (4.17%) Android
4 29 (3.18%) Apple iOS
5 25 (2.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (1.98%) Ubuntu
7 16 (1.76%) CentOS
8 14 (1.54%) Embedded Linux
9 5 (0.55%) Debian
9 5 (0.55%) FreeRTOS
9 5 (0.55%) pSOS
10 3 (0.33%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.22%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.22%) Unix
12 1 (0.11%) Amazon Linux
12 1 (0.11%) DC/OS
12 1 (0.11%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 510 (55.98%) Agile Software Development
2 234 (25.69%) TDD
3 203 (22.28%) DevOps
4 182 (19.98%) Continuous Integration
5 170 (18.66%) OO
6 164 (18.00%) Scrum
7 140 (15.37%) MVC
8 128 (14.05%) Computer Science
9 124 (13.61%) Test Automation
10 118 (12.95%) Mentoring
11 114 (12.51%) SDLC
12 103 (11.31%) Microservices
13 99 (10.87%) Problem-Solving
14 95 (10.43%) Open Source
15 89 (9.77%) BDD
16 76 (8.34%) Continuous Delivery
17 69 (7.57%) Coaching
18 65 (7.14%) E-Commerce
19 62 (6.81%) Web Development
20 59 (6.48%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 416 (45.66%) Java
2 260 (28.54%) JavaScript
3 255 (27.99%) C#
4 216 (23.71%) SQL
5 205 (22.50%) C++
6 149 (16.36%) Python
7 105 (11.53%) C
8 92 (10.10%) PHP
9 90 (9.88%) Java 8
10 36 (3.95%) T-SQL
11 35 (3.84%) Go
12 34 (3.73%) Ruby
13 29 (3.18%) TypeScript
14 28 (3.07%) Scala
15 27 (2.96%) Perl
16 25 (2.74%) R
17 23 (2.52%) Objective-C
17 23 (2.52%) PL/SQL
18 22 (2.41%) Apple Swift
18 22 (2.41%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 184 (20.20%) Degree
2 51 (5.60%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (1.21%) Security Cleared
4 9 (0.99%) PhD
5 7 (0.77%) DV Cleared
6 6 (0.66%) TOGAF Certification
7 5 (0.55%) Master's Degree
7 5 (0.55%) MCSE
7 5 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (0.55%) OCPJP
7 5 (0.55%) RHCE
7 5 (0.55%) RHCSA
8 4 (0.44%) SC Cleared
9 3 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.33%) CISSP
10 2 (0.22%) CCNA
10 2 (0.22%) GIAC
10 2 (0.22%) Linux+ Certification
10 2 (0.22%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (0.22%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (5.27%) QA
2 19 (2.09%) GDPR
3 5 (0.55%) ISO 13485
4 2 (0.22%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 122 (13.39%) Docker
2 5 (0.55%) Firmware
2 5 (0.55%) HDFS
3 4 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.33%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.33%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.33%) VirtualBox
4 3 (0.33%) vSphere
5 1 (0.11%) LXC
5 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 55 (6.04%) Kubernetes
2 50 (5.49%) Ansible
3 37 (4.06%) Terraform
4 18 (1.98%) Puppet
5 17 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (0.99%) Packer
7 7 (0.77%) Salt
8 6 (0.66%) Consul
8 6 (0.66%) Docker Swarm
9 5 (0.55%) Grafana
9 5 (0.55%) Graphite
9 5 (0.55%) Nagios
9 5 (0.55%) Opsview
9 5 (0.55%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.11%) Istio
10 1 (0.11%) Kibana
10 1 (0.11%) Mesos
10 1 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 92 (10.10%) Microsoft
2 37 (4.06%) SAP
3 36 (3.95%) Oracle
4 22 (2.41%) Red Hat
4 22 (2.41%) WorldPay
5 19 (2.09%) Google
6 14 (1.54%) Atlassian
7 7 (0.77%) Xamarin
8 6 (0.66%) ServiceNow
9 5 (0.55%) Adobe
9 5 (0.55%) Cloudera
10 4 (0.44%) EMC
10 4 (0.44%) Freescale
10 4 (0.44%) Hortonworks
10 4 (0.44%) IBM
10 4 (0.44%) Intapp
10 4 (0.44%) MapR
10 4 (0.44%) Teradata
10 4 (0.44%) Twitter
10 4 (0.44%) VMware