Period
to 22 September 2018

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 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > North West
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 32 34
Rank change year-on-year +5 +2 +21
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 1,016 909 729
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 8.57% 6.93% 6.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.42% 7.60% 6.75%
Number of salaries quoted 831 741 620
North West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,750 £30,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £60,000 £58,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

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 10,791 11,960 10,795
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.01% 91.17% 90.53%
Number of salaries quoted 8,673 9,535 9,038
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,100 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.20% - +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 September 2018.

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 September 2018. 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 +7 754 £50,000 +7.53% 169
Cheshire +9 186 £50,000 +11.11% 38
Lancashire +23 56 £37,500 +7.14% 16
Merseyside -17 16 £53,750 +7.50% 9
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, 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.

1 640 (62.99%) Agile Software Development
2 467 (45.96%) Java
3 351 (34.55%) JavaScript
4 315 (31.00%) TDD
5 314 (30.91%) Continuous Integration
6 300 (29.53%) Scrum
7 293 (28.84%) C#
8 277 (27.26%) .NET
8 277 (27.26%) DevOps
9 226 (22.24%) SQL
10 225 (22.15%) HTML
11 210 (20.67%) Finance
12 200 (19.69%) MVC
12 200 (19.69%) CSS
13 197 (19.39%) Spring
14 194 (19.09%) Degree
15 182 (17.91%) AngularJS
16 174 (17.13%) Amazon AWS
17 173 (17.03%) OO
18 158 (15.55%) Test Automation
18 158 (15.55%) BDD
19 154 (15.16%) Git (software)
19 154 (15.16%) Python
20 153 (15.06%) Docker
21 151 (14.86%) Mentoring
22 149 (14.67%) SDLC
22 149 (14.67%) C++
23 145 (14.27%) React
24 142 (13.98%) Microservices
25 140 (13.78%) Microsoft Azure

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 (2.36%) CMS
2 23 (2.26%) Tomcat
3 20 (1.97%) Apache
4 16 (1.57%) Apache Spark
5 13 (1.28%) Confluence
5 13 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
5 13 (1.28%) nginx
6 12 (1.18%) Apache Pig
6 12 (1.18%) Sitecore CMS
7 10 (0.98%) Cloud Foundry
7 10 (0.98%) Sitefinity
8 8 (0.79%) Apache Solr
9 7 (0.69%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.59%) WordPress
11 5 (0.49%) Drupal
11 5 (0.49%) JBoss
12 4 (0.39%) IIS
13 3 (0.30%) NServiceBus
13 3 (0.30%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.30%) WildFly
Applications
1 9 (0.89%) Adobe Illustrator
2 6 (0.59%) Photoshop
3 4 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.098%) Blender
5 1 (0.098%) GIMP
5 1 (0.098%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 12 (1.18%) SAP Hybris
2 4 (0.39%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.098%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.098%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 174 (17.13%) Amazon AWS
2 140 (13.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 54 (5.31%) SaaS
4 43 (4.23%) Google Cloud Platform
5 33 (3.25%) Cloud Computing
6 24 (2.36%) OpenShift
7 21 (2.07%) GitHub
8 14 (1.38%) Amazon S3
9 13 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
10 11 (1.08%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 9 (0.89%) PaaS
12 7 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
13 5 (0.49%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 4 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 3 (0.30%) IaaS
16 2 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
16 2 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
16 2 (0.20%) Route 53
16 2 (0.20%) Serverless
16 2 (0.20%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 35 (3.44%) HTTP
2 18 (1.77%) TCP/IP
3 16 (1.57%) Firewall
3 16 (1.57%) RS-232
3 16 (1.57%) SSL
4 14 (1.38%) Internet
5 13 (1.28%) Intranet
6 5 (0.49%) RS-485
7 4 (0.39%) Bluetooth
7 4 (0.39%) VPN
7 4 (0.39%) Wireless
8 3 (0.30%) Ethernet
8 3 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.20%) Asterisk PBX
9 2 (0.20%) Broadband
9 2 (0.20%) FTP
9 2 (0.20%) SSH
9 2 (0.20%) VLAN
10 1 (0.098%) AMQP
10 1 (0.098%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (10.63%) Big Data
2 95 (9.35%) SQL Server
3 87 (8.56%) MySQL
4 58 (5.71%) NoSQL
5 56 (5.51%) MongoDB
6 53 (5.22%) Hadoop
7 36 (3.54%) PostgreSQL
8 30 (2.95%) Redis
9 29 (2.85%) Apache Cassandra
10 20 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 18 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 14 (1.38%) Amazon Redshift
13 13 (1.28%) Apache Hive
13 13 (1.28%) Relational Database
14 11 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
15 8 (0.79%) Couchbase
16 6 (0.59%) DB2
17 4 (0.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 4 (0.39%) Oracle ODI
17 4 (0.39%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 154 (15.16%) Git (software)
2 114 (11.22%) Jenkins
3 72 (7.09%) Selenium
4 63 (6.20%) JIRA
5 38 (3.74%) NUnit
6 33 (3.25%) TeamCity
7 32 (3.15%) JUnit
7 32 (3.15%) MSTest
8 29 (2.85%) Subversion
9 27 (2.66%) Gradle
10 26 (2.56%) Maven
11 25 (2.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 22 (2.17%) Octopus Deploy
12 22 (2.17%) Robot Framework
13 21 (2.07%) Jasmine
14 20 (1.97%) Visual Studio
15 17 (1.67%) Bitbucket
16 16 (1.57%) SonarQube
17 14 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
18 13 (1.28%) Cucumber
General
1 210 (20.67%) Finance
2 74 (7.28%) Electronics
3 63 (6.20%) Banking
4 62 (6.10%) Retail
5 60 (5.91%) Marketing
6 54 (5.31%) Manufacturing
7 44 (4.33%) Telecoms
8 40 (3.94%) Military
9 39 (3.84%) Law
10 33 (3.25%) Games
11 24 (2.36%) Advertising
12 21 (2.07%) Investment Banking
13 13 (1.28%) Automotive
14 12 (1.18%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.39%) German Language
16 3 (0.30%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.30%) French Language
16 3 (0.30%) Japanese Language
16 3 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
17 2 (0.20%) Legal
Job Titles
1 442 (43.50%) Software Engineer
2 310 (30.51%) Developer
3 133 (13.09%) Java Engineer
4 122 (12.01%) Java Software Engineer
5 103 (10.14%) Java Developer
5 103 (10.14%) Senior Software Engineer
6 90 (8.86%) C# Developer
7 82 (8.07%) C# Software Engineer
8 79 (7.78%) .NET Developer
9 75 (7.38%) .NET Software Engineer
10 70 (6.89%) Senior Developer
11 60 (5.91%) C# .NET Developer
12 59 (5.81%) Agile Developer
13 56 (5.51%) Software Developer
14 47 (4.63%) DevOps Engineer
15 46 (4.53%) C++ Software Engineer
16 45 (4.43%) Lead Software Engineer
17 42 (4.13%) Junior
18 37 (3.64%) Developer/Software Engineer
19 35 (3.44%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 277 (27.26%) .NET
2 225 (22.15%) HTML
3 200 (19.69%) CSS
4 197 (19.39%) Spring
5 182 (17.91%) AngularJS
6 145 (14.27%) React
7 135 (13.29%) ASP.NET
8 123 (12.11%) Web Services
9 116 (11.42%) RESTful
10 107 (10.53%) Node.js
11 84 (8.27%) HTML5
12 81 (7.97%) ASP.NET MVC
13 80 (7.87%) XML
14 78 (7.68%) REST
15 61 (6.00%) jQuery
16 60 (5.91%) SOAP
17 58 (5.71%) WCF
18 56 (5.51%) ASP.NET Web API
18 56 (5.51%) CSS3
19 55 (5.41%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 113 (11.12%) Greenfield Project
2 104 (10.24%) Computer Science
3 50 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (3.74%) User Experience
5 37 (3.64%) N-Tier
6 28 (2.76%) Management Information System
7 25 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
8 23 (2.26%) Algorithms
8 23 (2.26%) Fintech
9 18 (1.77%) Mobile App
10 17 (1.67%) Virtual Team
11 15 (1.48%) Mainframe
12 14 (1.38%) Cloud Native
12 14 (1.38%) Data Structures
13 11 (1.08%) Arduino
14 10 (0.98%) Embedded Systems
15 9 (0.89%) Self-Motivation
16 7 (0.69%) Blog
16 7 (0.69%) Xbox
17 5 (0.49%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 137 (13.48%) Linux
2 80 (7.87%) Windows
3 51 (5.02%) Android
4 46 (4.53%) Apple iOS
5 12 (1.18%) Embedded Linux
6 10 (0.98%) Mac OS X
7 9 (0.89%) CentOS
8 8 (0.79%) Unix
9 7 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (0.69%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.30%) Windows Server
10 3 (0.30%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.20%) DC/OS
11 2 (0.20%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.20%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.098%) AIX
12 1 (0.098%) Amazon Linux
12 1 (0.098%) Debian
12 1 (0.098%) FreeRTOS
12 1 (0.098%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 640 (62.99%) Agile Software Development
2 315 (31.00%) TDD
3 314 (30.91%) Continuous Integration
4 300 (29.53%) Scrum
5 277 (27.26%) DevOps
6 200 (19.69%) MVC
7 173 (17.03%) OO
8 158 (15.55%) BDD
8 158 (15.55%) Test Automation
9 151 (14.86%) Mentoring
10 149 (14.67%) SDLC
11 142 (13.98%) Microservices
12 117 (11.52%) E-Commerce
13 103 (10.14%) Kanban
14 99 (9.74%) Open Source
15 97 (9.55%) SOLID
16 94 (9.25%) Continuous Delivery
17 84 (8.27%) OOP
18 83 (8.17%) Continuous Improvement
18 83 (8.17%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 467 (45.96%) Java
2 351 (34.55%) JavaScript
3 293 (28.84%) C#
4 226 (22.24%) SQL
5 154 (15.16%) Python
6 149 (14.67%) C++
7 109 (10.73%) PHP
8 106 (10.43%) C
9 92 (9.06%) Java 8
10 54 (5.31%) Scala
11 53 (5.22%) T-SQL
12 50 (4.92%) Go
13 44 (4.33%) Bash Shell
13 44 (4.33%) Ruby
14 33 (3.25%) Perl
14 33 (3.25%) PL/SQL
15 31 (3.05%) TypeScript
16 30 (2.95%) VB.NET
17 20 (1.97%) Objective-C
18 18 (1.77%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 194 (19.09%) Degree
2 44 (4.33%) Computer Science Degree
2 44 (4.33%) Security Cleared
3 28 (2.76%) DV Cleared
4 15 (1.48%) SC Cleared
5 12 (1.18%) CISSP
6 11 (1.08%) OCPJP
7 10 (0.98%) CCNA
7 10 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (0.98%) CompTIA Security+
7 10 (0.98%) GIAC
7 10 (0.98%) Linux+ Certification
7 10 (0.98%) MCSE
7 10 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (0.98%) Network+ Certification
7 10 (0.98%) SANS
7 10 (0.98%) SSCP
8 6 (0.59%) Numerate Degree
9 5 (0.49%) AWS Certification
9 5 (0.49%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (8.07%) QA
2 17 (1.67%) GDPR
3 4 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.30%) ISO 15765
5 2 (0.20%) MISRA
5 2 (0.20%) Web Application Security Consortium
6 1 (0.098%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.098%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.098%) GPG13
6 1 (0.098%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 153 (15.06%) Docker
2 10 (0.98%) vSphere
3 6 (0.59%) Firmware
4 3 (0.30%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.20%) HDFS
5 2 (0.20%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.098%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.098%) LXC
6 1 (0.098%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 78 (7.68%) Ansible
2 72 (7.09%) Kubernetes
3 58 (5.71%) Puppet
4 41 (4.04%) Opscode Chef
5 25 (2.46%) Terraform
6 23 (2.26%) Salt
7 11 (1.08%) Packer
8 8 (0.79%) Nagios
9 7 (0.69%) Consul
9 7 (0.69%) Docker Swarm
10 6 (0.59%) Kibana
11 4 (0.39%) Grafana
11 4 (0.39%) Graphite
11 4 (0.39%) logstash
11 4 (0.39%) Opsview
11 4 (0.39%) ZABBIX
12 2 (0.20%) Cobbler
12 2 (0.20%) Marathon
12 2 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 2 (0.20%) WSUS
Vendors
1 88 (8.66%) Microsoft
2 61 (6.00%) Oracle
3 52 (5.12%) SAP
4 47 (4.63%) Google
5 28 (2.76%) Xamarin
6 13 (1.28%) ATG
6 13 (1.28%) hybris
6 13 (1.28%) Intapp
7 12 (1.18%) Red Hat
7 12 (1.18%) Sitecore
8 11 (1.08%) WorldPay
9 9 (0.89%) Cloudera
9 9 (0.89%) ServiceNow
10 7 (0.69%) IBM
11 5 (0.49%) Adobe
11 5 (0.49%) Twitter
12 4 (0.39%) Atlassian
12 4 (0.39%) Sybase
13 3 (0.30%) Apple
13 3 (0.30%) Salesforce.com