Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > North West
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 35 55
Rank change year-on-year +6 +20 +18
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 993 778 623
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 7.49% 6.33% 4.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.34% 7.05% 5.34%
Number of salaries quoted 789 678 561
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £30,500 £27,500 £26,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £55,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 11904 11034 11658
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 89.83% 89.75% 89.47%
Number of salaries quoted 9471 9201 9634
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 -3 708 £47,500 +11.76% 57
Cheshire +23 178 £45,000 +5.88% 18
Merseyside +49 57 £50,000 +25.00% 2
Lancashire -1 39 £35,000 -12.50% 9
Cumbria +5 4 £38,750 -13.89% 1
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 655 (65.96%) Agile Software Development
2 436 (43.91%) Java
3 424 (42.70%) JavaScript
4 348 (35.05%) CSS
5 325 (32.73%) HTML
6 320 (32.23%) C#
7 300 (30.21%) .NET
8 277 (27.90%) Scrum
9 274 (27.59%) MVC
10 252 (25.38%) SQL
11 243 (24.47%) TDD
12 232 (23.36%) OO
13 231 (23.26%) Finance
14 227 (22.86%) Degree
15 201 (20.24%) Linux
16 197 (19.84%) Web Services
17 189 (19.03%) jQuery
18 186 (18.73%) ASP.NET
19 183 (18.43%) AngularJS
20 182 (18.33%) Spring
21 180 (18.13%) DevOps
22 173 (17.42%) Continuous Integration
22 173 (17.42%) MySQL
23 172 (17.32%) Git (software)
24 166 (16.72%) HTML5
25 153 (15.41%) C++
26 147 (14.80%) PHP
27 146 (14.70%) SQL Server
28 133 (13.39%) SDLC
29 129 (12.99%) XML

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 46 (4.63%) Tomcat
2 31 (3.12%) Apache Spark
3 28 (2.82%) Elasticsearch
4 25 (2.52%) Apache Solr
5 24 (2.42%) Apache
6 20 (2.01%) Confluence
7 14 (1.41%) JBoss
8 11 (1.11%) CMS
9 9 (0.91%) Apache Pig
10 8 (0.81%) CICS
10 8 (0.81%) OpenStack
11 7 (0.70%) WebLogic
12 6 (0.60%) nginx
12 6 (0.60%) WebSphere
13 5 (0.50%) ColdFusion
14 4 (0.40%) IIS
14 4 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 4 (0.40%) WinCC
15 3 (0.30%) SharePoint
15 3 (0.30%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 6 (0.60%) Photoshop
1 6 (0.60%) SOLIDWORKS
2 4 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (0.81%) Magento
2 4 (0.40%) Shopify
3 3 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.30%) Dynamics GP
3 3 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 3 (0.30%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.10%) BASE24
5 1 (0.10%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 120 (12.08%) Amazon AWS
2 56 (5.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (3.02%) GitHub
3 30 (3.02%) Google Cloud Platform
4 19 (1.91%) Cloud Computing
5 14 (1.41%) Google App Engine
6 13 (1.31%) SaaS
7 12 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
7 12 (1.21%) OpenShift
8 10 (1.01%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 7 (0.70%) Serverless
10 4 (0.40%) Amazon EMR
10 4 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
10 4 (0.40%) npm
10 4 (0.40%) Route 53
11 3 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.30%) Slack
12 2 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.20%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (4.23%) HTTP
2 18 (1.81%) Internet
3 13 (1.31%) Bluetooth
4 11 (1.11%) Ethernet
5 9 (0.91%) RS-232
6 8 (0.81%) Modbus
6 8 (0.81%) Profibus
7 7 (0.70%) Broadband
8 6 (0.60%) GPRS
8 6 (0.60%) NFC
8 6 (0.60%) RFID
8 6 (0.60%) UMTS
8 6 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (0.50%) SSL
10 4 (0.40%) LDAP
10 4 (0.40%) TCP/IP
11 2 (0.20%) AMQP
12 1 (0.10%) DNS
12 1 (0.10%) Intranet
12 1 (0.10%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (17.42%) MySQL
2 146 (14.70%) SQL Server
3 110 (11.08%) NoSQL
4 59 (5.94%) Big Data
5 57 (5.74%) MongoDB
6 56 (5.64%) Relational Database
7 54 (5.44%) Hadoop
8 44 (4.43%) PostgreSQL
9 18 (1.81%) Redis
10 14 (1.41%) Apache Hive
10 14 (1.41%) RDBMS
11 12 (1.21%) CouchDB
12 10 (1.01%) Apache Cassandra
12 10 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
12 10 (1.01%) Oracle Database
13 9 (0.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 9 (0.91%) DB2
14 8 (0.81%) Apache Accumulo
14 8 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 7 (0.70%) IMS/DB
Development Applications
1 172 (17.32%) Git (software)
2 87 (8.76%) Jenkins
3 70 (7.05%) Selenium
4 65 (6.55%) NUnit
5 64 (6.45%) Subversion
6 52 (5.24%) JIRA
7 47 (4.73%) JUnit
8 41 (4.13%) WebDriver
9 38 (3.83%) MSTest
10 33 (3.32%) Selenium IDE
11 30 (3.02%) Gradle
11 30 (3.02%) Vagrant
12 27 (2.72%) Cucumber
13 26 (2.62%) Eclipse
13 26 (2.62%) Maven
14 23 (2.32%) Bitbucket
15 22 (2.22%) Visual Studio
16 21 (2.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 21 (2.11%) Mercurial
17 20 (2.01%) TeamCity
General
1 231 (23.26%) Finance
2 80 (8.06%) Banking
3 56 (5.64%) Retail
4 47 (4.73%) Manufacturing
5 38 (3.83%) Electronics
6 36 (3.63%) Marketing
7 29 (2.92%) Telecoms
8 25 (2.52%) Automotive
9 22 (2.22%) Games
10 15 (1.51%) Investment Banking
11 13 (1.31%) Advertising
12 10 (1.01%) Law
13 8 (0.81%) Aerospace
13 8 (0.81%) French Language
13 8 (0.81%) German Language
13 8 (0.81%) Japanese Language
14 6 (0.60%) Back Office
15 4 (0.40%) Legal
15 4 (0.40%) Military
16 3 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 426 (42.90%) Software Engineer
2 389 (39.17%) Developer
3 134 (13.49%) Java Engineer
4 122 (12.29%) Java Software Engineer
5 110 (11.08%) Senior Developer
6 103 (10.37%) Software Developer
7 100 (10.07%) Senior Software Engineer
8 96 (9.67%) Java Developer
9 92 (9.26%) C# Developer
10 91 (9.16%) .NET Developer
11 76 (7.65%) C# Software Engineer
12 73 (7.35%) C# .NET Developer
13 69 (6.95%) PHP Developer
14 65 (6.55%) C# Software Developer
15 61 (6.14%) .NET Software Engineer
16 57 (5.74%) .NET Software Developer
16 57 (5.74%) ASP.NET Developer
16 57 (5.74%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
16 57 (5.74%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 46 (4.63%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 348 (35.05%) CSS
2 325 (32.73%) HTML
3 300 (30.21%) .NET
4 197 (19.84%) Web Services
5 189 (19.03%) jQuery
6 186 (18.73%) ASP.NET
7 183 (18.43%) AngularJS
8 182 (18.33%) Spring
9 166 (16.72%) HTML5
10 129 (12.99%) XML
11 122 (12.29%) REST
12 120 (12.08%) Node.js
12 120 (12.08%) React
13 115 (11.58%) CSS3
14 109 (10.98%) SOAP
15 98 (9.87%) ASP.NET MVC
15 98 (9.87%) RESTful
16 97 (9.77%) WCF
17 90 (9.06%) JSON
18 88 (8.86%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 109 (10.98%) Computer Science
2 64 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 53 (5.34%) Greenfield Project
4 43 (4.33%) User Experience
5 42 (4.23%) Mobile App
6 37 (3.73%) Algorithms
7 30 (3.02%) Data Structures
8 26 (2.62%) Enterprise Software
9 16 (1.61%) Life Science
10 14 (1.41%) Public Cloud
11 13 (1.31%) Embedded Systems
11 13 (1.31%) iPad
12 11 (1.11%) Fintech
12 11 (1.11%) Wiki
13 10 (1.01%) Data Centre
13 10 (1.01%) N-Tier
14 9 (0.91%) Mainframe
14 9 (0.91%) PKI
15 8 (0.81%) Management Information System
16 7 (0.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 201 (20.24%) Linux
2 109 (10.98%) Windows
3 59 (5.94%) Unix
4 34 (3.42%) Android
5 20 (2.01%) Apple iOS
6 11 (1.11%) Mac OS
7 8 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (0.81%) Ubuntu
7 8 (0.81%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 8 (0.81%) Windows Server
7 8 (0.81%) Windows XP
8 7 (0.70%) CentOS
9 6 (0.60%) Embedded Linux
10 5 (0.50%) Debian
11 4 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.20%) AIX
13 2 (0.20%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.20%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.10%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 655 (65.96%) Agile Software Development
2 277 (27.90%) Scrum
3 274 (27.59%) MVC
4 243 (24.47%) TDD
5 232 (23.36%) OO
6 180 (18.13%) DevOps
7 173 (17.42%) Continuous Integration
8 133 (13.39%) SDLC
9 123 (12.39%) Test Automation
10 112 (11.28%) Mentoring
11 106 (10.67%) Web Development
12 99 (9.97%) BDD
12 99 (9.97%) OOP
13 98 (9.87%) E-Commerce
14 84 (8.46%) Open Source
15 68 (6.85%) Microservices
16 64 (6.45%) Front End Development
17 62 (6.24%) Analytics
18 60 (6.04%) Kanban
19 55 (5.54%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 436 (43.91%) Java
2 424 (42.70%) JavaScript
3 320 (32.23%) C#
4 252 (25.38%) SQL
5 153 (15.41%) C++
6 147 (14.80%) PHP
7 121 (12.19%) C
8 117 (11.78%) Python
9 92 (9.26%) Ruby
10 54 (5.44%) T-SQL
11 50 (5.04%) PL/SQL
12 41 (4.13%) Go
13 37 (3.73%) Scala
14 25 (2.52%) TypeScript
15 23 (2.32%) Embedded C
16 19 (1.91%) Bash Shell
17 17 (1.71%) Perl
17 17 (1.71%) VB.NET
18 16 (1.61%) Shell Script
19 15 (1.51%) VB
Qualifications
1 227 (22.86%) Degree
2 66 (6.65%) Security Cleared
3 47 (4.73%) Computer Science Degree
4 41 (4.13%) DV Cleared
5 14 (1.41%) SC Cleared
6 11 (1.11%) Numerate Degree
6 11 (1.11%) Sun Certification
7 10 (1.01%) HNC
8 8 (0.81%) Master's Degree
9 7 (0.70%) HND
10 6 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.30%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.30%) PhD
12 2 (0.20%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.20%) PMP
13 1 (0.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (4.83%) QA
2 7 (0.70%) GCP
3 6 (0.60%) ISO 13485
4 5 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.50%) Web Application Security Consortium
5 4 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 15288
7 2 (0.20%) SLA
8 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.10%) TickIT
8 1 (0.10%) WCAG
System Software
1 82 (8.26%) Docker
2 12 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.11%) Firmware
4 9 (0.91%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.50%) Apache Flume
5 5 (0.50%) HDFS
6 3 (0.30%) Active Directory
7 2 (0.20%) vSphere
8 1 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.10%) Varnish
8 1 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.10%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 72 (7.25%) Puppet
2 52 (5.24%) Opscode Chef
3 46 (4.63%) Ansible
4 36 (3.63%) Kubernetes
5 14 (1.41%) Capistrano
6 9 (0.91%) Kibana
6 9 (0.91%) Packer
7 8 (0.81%) Salt
8 7 (0.70%) Prometheus
8 7 (0.70%) Terraform
9 5 (0.50%) Docker Swarm
9 5 (0.50%) Mesos
9 5 (0.50%) systemd
10 4 (0.40%) Cobbler
10 4 (0.40%) ZABBIX
11 3 (0.30%) Nagios
12 2 (0.20%) Rundeck
12 2 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 1 (0.10%) CA Wily
13 1 (0.10%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 97 (9.77%) Microsoft
2 66 (6.65%) Oracle
3 45 (4.53%) Zend
4 42 (4.23%) Google
5 32 (3.22%) SAP
6 29 (2.92%) Atlassian
7 15 (1.51%) SaltStack
8 14 (1.41%) Red Hat
8 14 (1.41%) Sun
8 14 (1.41%) VMware
9 11 (1.11%) Sybase
10 10 (1.01%) Xamarin
11 9 (0.91%) IBM
12 8 (0.81%) Adobe
12 8 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
13 7 (0.70%) Facebook
13 7 (0.70%) Percona
14 6 (0.60%) Apigee
14 6 (0.60%) Cloudera
15 5 (0.50%) Apple