Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > North West
6 months to
23 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 34 56
Rank change year-on-year +2 +22 +10
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 906 741 627
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.96% 6.20% 4.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.75% 6.99% 5.32%
Number of salaries quoted 739 632 569
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £30,000 £25,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,625 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 11692 10596 11794
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 89.76% 88.71% 89.64%
Number of salaries quoted 9319 8878 9698
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,000
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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -5 661 £46,250 +8.82% 55
Cheshire +8 144 £45,000 +5.88% 12
Merseyside +27 53 £50,000 +29.87% 4
Lancashire +6 39 £35,000 -20.45% 3
Cumbria +6 6 £33,000 -32.65%
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 593 (65.45%) Agile Software Development
2 426 (47.02%) Java
3 363 (40.07%) JavaScript
4 322 (35.54%) C#
5 298 (32.89%) .NET
6 295 (32.56%) HTML
7 290 (32.01%) CSS
8 254 (28.04%) SQL
9 247 (27.26%) Scrum
10 245 (27.04%) MVC
11 239 (26.38%) OO
12 237 (26.16%) Degree
13 218 (24.06%) TDD
14 201 (22.19%) Finance
15 191 (21.08%) ASP.NET
16 190 (20.97%) Web Services
17 187 (20.64%) Linux
18 176 (19.43%) C++
19 175 (19.32%) Continuous Integration
20 167 (18.43%) Git (software)
21 163 (17.99%) SQL Server
22 155 (17.11%) jQuery
23 154 (17.00%) Spring
24 144 (15.89%) AngularJS
25 141 (15.56%) HTML5
26 140 (15.45%) DevOps
27 137 (15.12%) Windows
28 126 (13.91%) MySQL
28 126 (13.91%) Test Automation
29 124 (13.69%) Amazon AWS

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 37 (4.08%) Apache Spark
2 30 (3.31%) Apache
3 29 (3.20%) Elasticsearch
3 29 (3.20%) Tomcat
4 28 (3.09%) Confluence
5 24 (2.65%) Apache Solr
6 13 (1.43%) JBoss
7 10 (1.10%) OpenStack
8 8 (0.88%) Apache Pig
8 8 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 6 (0.66%) CMS
9 6 (0.66%) IIS
9 6 (0.66%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.55%) CICS
10 5 (0.55%) GlassFish
10 5 (0.55%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.44%) SharePoint
11 4 (0.44%) WinCC
12 3 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 3 (0.33%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 6 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (0.33%) SOLIDWORKS
3 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (0.33%) Dynamics GP
2 2 (0.22%) BASE24
2 2 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.11%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 124 (13.69%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (5.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (3.97%) GitHub
4 30 (3.31%) Google Cloud Platform
5 14 (1.55%) Google App Engine
5 14 (1.55%) SaaS
6 13 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (0.77%) Amazon EMR
9 6 (0.66%) OpenShift
10 4 (0.44%) Route 53
11 3 (0.33%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.22%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 2 (0.22%) npm
12 2 (0.22%) PaaS
13 1 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
13 1 (0.11%) Office 365
13 1 (0.11%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 47 (5.19%) HTTP
2 21 (2.32%) RS-232
3 19 (2.10%) Ethernet
4 18 (1.99%) TCP/IP
5 12 (1.32%) Internet
6 9 (0.99%) Bluetooth
7 8 (0.88%) Modbus
7 8 (0.88%) Profibus
8 7 (0.77%) LDAP
9 6 (0.66%) GPRS
9 6 (0.66%) NFC
9 6 (0.66%) RFID
9 6 (0.66%) UMTS
9 6 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (0.55%) Intranet
11 4 (0.44%) Firewall
11 4 (0.44%) SSL
12 2 (0.22%) AMQP
12 2 (0.22%) VPN
12 2 (0.22%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (17.99%) SQL Server
2 126 (13.91%) MySQL
3 98 (10.82%) NoSQL
4 70 (7.73%) Big Data
5 64 (7.06%) Hadoop
6 61 (6.73%) Relational Database
7 52 (5.74%) MongoDB
8 34 (3.75%) PostgreSQL
9 19 (2.10%) RDBMS
10 15 (1.66%) Apache Cassandra
11 14 (1.55%) CouchDB
11 14 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
12 12 (1.32%) SQL Server 2014
12 12 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 12 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 10 (1.10%) Apache Hive
14 9 (0.99%) DB2
15 8 (0.88%) Redis
15 8 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
16 7 (0.77%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 167 (18.43%) Git (software)
2 96 (10.60%) Jenkins
3 84 (9.27%) Subversion
4 70 (7.73%) JUnit
5 65 (7.17%) NUnit
6 62 (6.84%) Selenium
7 54 (5.96%) JIRA
8 46 (5.08%) Visual Studio
9 38 (4.19%) MSTest
10 37 (4.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 34 (3.75%) WebDriver
12 32 (3.53%) Bitbucket
13 31 (3.42%) Vagrant
14 29 (3.20%) Gradle
14 29 (3.20%) Selenium IDE
15 24 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
16 23 (2.54%) EasyMock
16 23 (2.54%) TeamCity
17 22 (2.43%) Maven
18 21 (2.32%) Eclipse
General
1 201 (22.19%) Finance
2 64 (7.06%) Banking
3 52 (5.74%) Manufacturing
4 47 (5.19%) Marketing
5 40 (4.42%) Electronics
6 39 (4.30%) Games
7 30 (3.31%) Telecoms
8 23 (2.54%) Automotive
9 22 (2.43%) Retail
10 15 (1.66%) Advertising
11 12 (1.32%) Investment Banking
12 9 (0.99%) Aerospace
13 8 (0.88%) French Language
13 8 (0.88%) German Language
13 8 (0.88%) Japanese Language
14 5 (0.55%) Legal
14 5 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.44%) Law
16 3 (0.33%) General Ledger
16 3 (0.33%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 409 (45.14%) Software Engineer
2 396 (43.71%) Developer
3 125 (13.80%) Java Engineer
4 123 (13.58%) Java Developer
5 115 (12.69%) Java Software Engineer
6 114 (12.58%) Software Developer
7 106 (11.70%) Senior Software Engineer
8 102 (11.26%) Senior Developer
9 89 (9.82%) C# Developer
10 88 (9.71%) .NET Developer
11 77 (8.50%) C# Software Engineer
12 72 (7.95%) C# .NET Developer
13 61 (6.73%) PHP Developer
14 54 (5.96%) .NET Software Engineer
15 50 (5.52%) C# Software Developer
16 45 (4.97%) Senior Java Developer
17 43 (4.75%) .NET Software Developer
18 41 (4.53%) C++ Software Engineer
19 40 (4.42%) ASP.NET Developer
19 40 (4.42%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 298 (32.89%) .NET
2 295 (32.56%) HTML
3 290 (32.01%) CSS
4 191 (21.08%) ASP.NET
5 190 (20.97%) Web Services
6 155 (17.11%) jQuery
7 154 (17.00%) Spring
8 144 (15.89%) AngularJS
9 141 (15.56%) HTML5
10 124 (13.69%) REST
11 121 (13.36%) XML
12 99 (10.93%) SOAP
13 95 (10.49%) ASP.NET MVC
14 88 (9.71%) Node.js
15 85 (9.38%) WCF
16 84 (9.27%) CSS3
17 79 (8.72%) Hibernate
18 74 (8.17%) JSON
19 71 (7.84%) RESTful
20 70 (7.73%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 118 (13.02%) Computer Science
2 49 (5.41%) Mobile App
3 48 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
4 46 (5.08%) Greenfield Project
5 41 (4.53%) Data Structures
6 34 (3.75%) Algorithms
7 32 (3.53%) User Experience
8 23 (2.54%) iPad
9 19 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
10 17 (1.88%) Public Cloud
11 15 (1.66%) Wiki
12 13 (1.43%) Cyberthreat
12 13 (1.43%) Internet of Things
13 12 (1.32%) Embedded Systems
13 12 (1.32%) Management Information System
14 11 (1.21%) Industrial Internet of Things
14 11 (1.21%) Life Science
15 7 (0.77%) PKI
15 7 (0.77%) Replication
16 6 (0.66%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 187 (20.64%) Linux
2 137 (15.12%) Windows
3 56 (6.18%) Unix
4 37 (4.08%) Android
5 27 (2.98%) Apple iOS
6 19 (2.10%) Windows XP
7 18 (1.99%) Mac OS
7 18 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (1.66%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 14 (1.55%) CentOS
10 12 (1.32%) Windows Server
11 7 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.44%) Embedded Linux
14 3 (0.33%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.33%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.22%) AIX
15 2 (0.22%) Windows 10
15 2 (0.22%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 593 (65.45%) Agile Software Development
2 247 (27.26%) Scrum
3 245 (27.04%) MVC
4 239 (26.38%) OO
5 218 (24.06%) TDD
6 175 (19.32%) Continuous Integration
7 140 (15.45%) DevOps
8 126 (13.91%) Test Automation
9 124 (13.69%) SDLC
10 96 (10.60%) Open Source
11 86 (9.49%) OOP
12 83 (9.16%) Web Development
13 70 (7.73%) Kanban
14 69 (7.62%) Mentoring
15 66 (7.28%) BDD
16 65 (7.17%) Analytics
17 63 (6.95%) E-Commerce
18 59 (6.51%) Unit Testing
19 55 (6.07%) Multithreading
20 49 (5.41%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 426 (47.02%) Java
2 363 (40.07%) JavaScript
3 322 (35.54%) C#
4 254 (28.04%) SQL
5 176 (19.43%) C++
6 117 (12.91%) PHP
7 116 (12.80%) Python
8 104 (11.48%) C
9 74 (8.17%) Ruby
10 47 (5.19%) T-SQL
11 40 (4.42%) PL/SQL
12 37 (4.08%) Scala
13 34 (3.75%) TypeScript
14 24 (2.65%) Go
15 23 (2.54%) VB.NET
16 22 (2.43%) Shell Script
17 19 (2.10%) Embedded C
17 19 (2.10%) Perl
18 18 (1.99%) Bash Shell
19 12 (1.32%) XAML
Qualifications
1 237 (26.16%) Degree
2 49 (5.41%) Security Cleared
3 42 (4.64%) Computer Science Degree
4 26 (2.87%) DV Cleared
5 12 (1.32%) PhD
6 10 (1.10%) HNC
7 8 (0.88%) Sun Certification
8 7 (0.77%) HND
9 5 (0.55%) Numerate Degree
9 5 (0.55%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.44%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.33%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.22%) CAPM
12 2 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.22%) MCAD
12 2 (0.22%) MCPD
13 1 (0.11%) MCSE
13 1 (0.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.08%) QA
2 7 (0.77%) GCP
3 4 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.33%) ISO 13485
4 3 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 15288
5 2 (0.22%) SLA
6 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.11%) TickIT
6 1 (0.11%) WCAG
6 1 (0.11%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 58 (6.40%) Docker
2 16 (1.77%) Firmware
3 8 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.55%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.33%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.22%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.22%) HDFS
6 2 (0.22%) vSphere
7 1 (0.11%) etcd
7 1 (0.11%) flannel
Systems Management
1 63 (6.95%) Puppet
2 46 (5.08%) Opscode Chef
3 38 (4.19%) Ansible
4 23 (2.54%) Kubernetes
5 14 (1.55%) Capistrano
6 13 (1.43%) Kibana
7 8 (0.88%) Packer
8 7 (0.77%) Salt
9 6 (0.66%) Terraform
10 4 (0.44%) Nagios
11 2 (0.22%) Cobbler
11 2 (0.22%) Rundeck
11 2 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (0.22%) ZABBIX
12 1 (0.11%) BladeLogic
12 1 (0.11%) CA Wily
12 1 (0.11%) Consul
12 1 (0.11%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 110 (12.14%) Microsoft
2 57 (6.29%) Oracle
3 36 (3.97%) Google
4 33 (3.64%) Zend
5 31 (3.42%) SAP
6 24 (2.65%) Atlassian
7 19 (2.10%) Red Hat
8 16 (1.77%) Xamarin
9 13 (1.43%) SaltStack
10 12 (1.32%) Sun
11 9 (0.99%) IBM
11 9 (0.99%) VMware
12 7 (0.77%) Percona
13 5 (0.55%) Apigee
14 4 (0.44%) Allen-Bradley
14 4 (0.44%) CA Agile Central
14 4 (0.44%) Cloudera
14 4 (0.44%) Freescale
14 4 (0.44%) Rockwell
14 4 (0.44%) Sitecore