Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > North West
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 30 51
Rank change year-on-year +4 +21 +22
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 1,035 852 605
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 8.16% 6.96% 5.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.05% 7.70% 5.65%
Number of salaries quoted 831 724 542
North West median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £31,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £57,500
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 11,442 11,059 10,710
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 90.26% 90.33% 88.91%
Number of salaries quoted 9,111 9,236 8,897
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £27,250 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £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 16 January 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 16 January 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 +3 761 £48,500 +14.12% 162
Cheshire +15 207 £47,500 +15.15% 32
Merseyside +49 32 £50,000 +25.00% 7
Lancashire -5 27 £33,000 -16.98% 16
Cumbria -3 2 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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.

1 675 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
2 444 (42.90%) Java
3 431 (41.64%) JavaScript
4 348 (33.62%) C#
5 343 (33.14%) CSS
6 328 (31.69%) Scrum
7 307 (29.66%) .NET
8 305 (29.47%) HTML
9 267 (25.80%) MVC
10 256 (24.73%) TDD
11 245 (23.67%) Finance
12 241 (23.29%) SQL
13 228 (22.03%) OO
14 201 (19.42%) Web Services
14 201 (19.42%) AngularJS
15 198 (19.13%) Degree
15 198 (19.13%) jQuery
16 193 (18.65%) Continuous Integration
17 192 (18.55%) DevOps
18 191 (18.45%) Linux
19 188 (18.16%) ASP.NET
20 177 (17.10%) React
21 173 (16.71%) Git (software)
22 169 (16.33%) Spring
23 163 (15.75%) MySQL
24 152 (14.69%) HTML5
25 146 (14.11%) C++
26 143 (13.82%) PHP
27 141 (13.62%) E-Commerce
28 140 (13.53%) 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 50 (4.83%) Tomcat
2 29 (2.80%) Elasticsearch
3 27 (2.61%) Apache Solr
3 27 (2.61%) Apache Spark
4 18 (1.74%) CMS
5 17 (1.64%) JBoss
6 16 (1.55%) Apache
7 15 (1.45%) CICS
7 15 (1.45%) Confluence
8 10 (0.97%) Apache Pig
8 10 (0.97%) WebSphere
9 7 (0.68%) nginx
10 6 (0.58%) WebLogic
11 5 (0.48%) IIS
12 4 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 4 (0.39%) ColdFusion
12 4 (0.39%) Tornado
12 4 (0.39%) WebSphere Portal
13 3 (0.29%) Umbraco
13 3 (0.29%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (0.97%) Photoshop
2 7 (0.68%) SOLIDWORKS
3 5 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 5 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.29%) Chatbot
4 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.19%) Maya
5 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (1.06%) Magento
2 5 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.48%) Shopify
3 4 (0.39%) BASE24
3 4 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.097%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.097%) LabWindows
6 1 (0.097%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 119 (11.50%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (3.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (2.03%) SaaS
4 17 (1.64%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 17 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
5 16 (1.55%) GitHub
5 16 (1.55%) Google Cloud Platform
6 15 (1.45%) OpenShift
7 14 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
8 12 (1.16%) Google App Engine
9 9 (0.87%) Serverless
10 8 (0.77%) npm
11 6 (0.58%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 3 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.29%) Route 53
12 3 (0.29%) Slack
13 2 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 2 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
13 2 (0.19%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (3.77%) HTTP
2 20 (1.93%) Internet
3 13 (1.26%) Bluetooth
4 10 (0.97%) Broadband
5 7 (0.68%) Ethernet
6 6 (0.58%) RFID
6 6 (0.58%) SSL
7 5 (0.48%) GPRS
7 5 (0.48%) NFC
7 5 (0.48%) RS-232
7 5 (0.48%) UMTS
7 5 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (0.39%) Modbus
8 4 (0.39%) Profibus
9 3 (0.29%) LDAP
10 2 (0.19%) AMQP
11 1 (0.097%) ATM
11 1 (0.097%) IPsec
11 1 (0.097%) Skype
11 1 (0.097%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (15.75%) MySQL
2 136 (13.14%) SQL Server
3 105 (10.14%) NoSQL
4 58 (5.60%) Big Data
5 54 (5.22%) MongoDB
6 45 (4.35%) Hadoop
7 32 (3.09%) Redis
8 30 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
9 27 (2.61%) Relational Database
10 18 (1.74%) DB2
11 17 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
12 13 (1.26%) Apache Hive
12 13 (1.26%) IMS/DB
13 12 (1.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 12 (1.16%) Oracle Database
14 10 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
14 10 (0.97%) RDBMS
14 10 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
15 8 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
15 8 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 173 (16.71%) Git (software)
2 80 (7.73%) Jenkins
3 71 (6.86%) NUnit
4 57 (5.51%) Subversion
5 55 (5.31%) Selenium
6 52 (5.02%) JIRA
7 40 (3.86%) MSTest
8 29 (2.80%) Cucumber
9 26 (2.51%) WebDriver
10 24 (2.32%) TeamCity
11 23 (2.22%) Mercurial
12 22 (2.13%) Gradle
13 21 (2.03%) JUnit
14 20 (1.93%) Vagrant
15 18 (1.74%) Selenium IDE
15 18 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
15 18 (1.74%) Visual Studio
16 17 (1.64%) Eclipse
17 16 (1.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 16 (1.55%) Maven
General
1 245 (23.67%) Finance
2 96 (9.28%) Retail
3 72 (6.96%) Banking
4 42 (4.06%) Electronics
5 38 (3.67%) Marketing
6 34 (3.29%) Manufacturing
7 33 (3.19%) Telecoms
8 17 (1.64%) Advertising
8 17 (1.64%) Automotive
9 15 (1.45%) Games
9 15 (1.45%) Investment Banking
10 14 (1.35%) Law
11 8 (0.77%) Aerospace
12 7 (0.68%) Back Office
13 5 (0.48%) French Language
13 5 (0.48%) German Language
13 5 (0.48%) Japanese Language
13 5 (0.48%) Multimedia
13 5 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.39%) Military
Job Titles
1 435 (42.03%) Software Engineer
2 391 (37.78%) Developer
3 141 (13.62%) Java Engineer
4 133 (12.85%) Senior Developer
5 125 (12.08%) Java Software Engineer
6 123 (11.88%) Software Developer
7 109 (10.53%) Senior Software Engineer
8 106 (10.24%) C# Developer
9 101 (9.76%) .NET Developer
10 89 (8.60%) C# .NET Developer
10 89 (8.60%) C# Software Developer
11 87 (8.41%) C# Software Engineer
12 83 (8.02%) Java Developer
13 80 (7.73%) .NET Software Developer
14 78 (7.54%) ASP.NET Developer
14 78 (7.54%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 75 (7.25%) .NET Software Engineer
16 68 (6.57%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
17 61 (5.89%) Senior Software Developer
18 57 (5.51%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 343 (33.14%) CSS
2 307 (29.66%) .NET
3 305 (29.47%) HTML
4 201 (19.42%) AngularJS
4 201 (19.42%) Web Services
5 198 (19.13%) jQuery
6 188 (18.16%) ASP.NET
7 177 (17.10%) React
8 169 (16.33%) Spring
9 152 (14.69%) HTML5
10 140 (13.53%) Node.js
11 122 (11.79%) CSS3
12 119 (11.50%) XML
13 117 (11.30%) WCF
14 110 (10.63%) RESTful
15 109 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC
16 104 (10.05%) REST
17 95 (9.18%) SOAP
18 87 (8.41%) JSON
19 74 (7.15%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 108 (10.43%) Computer Science
2 64 (6.18%) Analytical Skills
3 62 (5.99%) Greenfield Project
4 43 (4.15%) User Experience
5 42 (4.06%) Algorithms
6 36 (3.48%) Mobile App
7 33 (3.19%) Enterprise Software
8 25 (2.42%) Data Structures
9 15 (1.45%) Mainframe
10 13 (1.26%) Fintech
10 13 (1.26%) Life Science
11 11 (1.06%) N-Tier
12 10 (0.97%) Data Centre
12 10 (0.97%) Embedded Systems
12 10 (0.97%) iPad
12 10 (0.97%) PKI
13 8 (0.77%) Linux Command Line
14 7 (0.68%) IBM Mainframe
14 7 (0.68%) Replication
14 7 (0.68%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 191 (18.45%) Linux
2 85 (8.21%) Windows
3 42 (4.06%) Unix
4 40 (3.86%) Android
5 26 (2.51%) Apple iOS
6 8 (0.77%) Embedded Linux
6 8 (0.77%) Ubuntu
7 6 (0.58%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.48%) Debian
8 5 (0.48%) Mac OS
8 5 (0.48%) Windows XP
9 4 (0.39%) CentOS
9 4 (0.39%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 3 (0.29%) AIX
11 2 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.19%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.097%) MVS
12 1 (0.097%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.097%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.097%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 675 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
2 328 (31.69%) Scrum
3 267 (25.80%) MVC
4 256 (24.73%) TDD
5 228 (22.03%) OO
6 193 (18.65%) Continuous Integration
7 192 (18.55%) DevOps
8 141 (13.62%) E-Commerce
9 138 (13.33%) SDLC
10 136 (13.14%) Test Automation
11 133 (12.85%) BDD
12 125 (12.08%) Mentoring
13 111 (10.72%) Web Development
14 105 (10.14%) Microservices
15 92 (8.89%) OOP
16 88 (8.50%) Kanban
17 82 (7.92%) Front End Development
18 71 (6.86%) Coaching
19 65 (6.28%) Open Source
20 55 (5.31%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 444 (42.90%) Java
2 431 (41.64%) JavaScript
3 348 (33.62%) C#
4 241 (23.29%) SQL
5 146 (14.11%) C++
6 143 (13.82%) PHP
7 136 (13.14%) Python
8 130 (12.56%) C
9 93 (8.99%) Ruby
10 66 (6.38%) T-SQL
11 51 (4.93%) PL/SQL
12 43 (4.15%) Go
13 38 (3.67%) Scala
14 25 (2.42%) Embedded C
15 24 (2.32%) TypeScript
16 19 (1.84%) Bash Shell
17 17 (1.64%) Perl
17 17 (1.64%) VB
18 15 (1.45%) COBOL
19 13 (1.26%) ES6
Qualifications
1 198 (19.13%) Degree
2 59 (5.70%) Security Cleared
3 54 (5.22%) Computer Science Degree
4 36 (3.48%) DV Cleared
5 24 (2.32%) SC Cleared
6 14 (1.35%) Master's Degree
7 12 (1.16%) Numerate Degree
7 12 (1.16%) Sun Certification
8 9 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (0.68%) PhD
10 6 (0.58%) HND
11 5 (0.48%) HNC
12 3 (0.29%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.19%) ISTQB
13 2 (0.19%) PMP
14 1 (0.097%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 1 (0.097%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (4.83%) QA
2 10 (0.97%) Web Application Security Consortium
3 7 (0.68%) ISO 13485
4 6 (0.58%) GCP
5 5 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 15288
6 3 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.19%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.097%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.097%) TickIT
System Software
1 99 (9.57%) Docker
2 13 (1.26%) Firmware
3 10 (0.97%) Hyper-V
3 10 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.58%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.29%) Apache Flume
5 3 (0.29%) HDFS
6 1 (0.097%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.097%) Varnish
6 1 (0.097%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.097%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.097%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 56 (5.41%) Kubernetes
2 53 (5.12%) Puppet
3 40 (3.86%) Ansible
4 37 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (1.45%) Prometheus
6 14 (1.35%) Kibana
7 9 (0.87%) Capistrano
7 9 (0.87%) Terraform
8 8 (0.77%) Packer
8 8 (0.77%) Salt
9 5 (0.48%) Docker Swarm
9 5 (0.48%) Mesos
9 5 (0.48%) systemd
10 4 (0.39%) Cobbler
10 4 (0.39%) ZABBIX
11 2 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (0.19%) Nagios
11 2 (0.19%) Simian Army
12 1 (0.097%) BladeLogic
12 1 (0.097%) SCCM
Vendors
1 105 (10.14%) Microsoft
2 81 (7.83%) Oracle
3 41 (3.96%) Google
4 29 (2.80%) SAP
5 28 (2.71%) Zend
6 26 (2.51%) WorldPay
7 18 (1.74%) Atlassian
7 18 (1.74%) SaltStack
8 13 (1.26%) Sybase
9 12 (1.16%) Adobe
9 12 (1.16%) Sun
10 11 (1.06%) IBM
10 11 (1.06%) VMware
11 9 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
12 7 (0.68%) Capita
12 7 (0.68%) Facebook
12 7 (0.68%) Percona
12 7 (0.68%) Red Hat
12 7 (0.68%) Xamarin
13 6 (0.58%) Apigee