Period
to 16 April 2021

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 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > North West
6 months to
16 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 15 21 20
Rank change year-on-year +6 -1 +4
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 625 675 1,019
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 10.85% 8.75% 9.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.69% 9.50% 10.81%
Number of salaries quoted 569 533 725
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,750 £32,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £60,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £69,369
England median annual salary £61,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +2.50% +9.09% +4.76%

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 5,346 7,109 9,429
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 92.81% 92.15% 92.44%
Number of salaries quoted 4,380 5,686 7,262
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £62,313 £60,000 £58,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Engineering in the North West over the 6 months to 16 April 2021.

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 April 2021. 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 +10 478 £55,000 - 145
Cheshire +6 68 £50,000 - 22
Lancashire +8 38 £42,500 -36.30% 18
Merseyside +6 33 £50,000 +17.65% 11
Cumbria +10 4 £45,000 +63.64% 1
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 16 April 2021, 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.

1 298 (47.68%) Agile Software Development
2 240 (38.40%) JavaScript
3 226 (36.16%) C#
4 202 (32.32%) AWS
5 181 (28.96%) .NET
6 176 (28.16%) Java
7 170 (27.20%) DevOps
8 154 (24.64%) Python
9 145 (23.20%) TDD
10 144 (23.04%) Docker
11 143 (22.88%) Azure
12 132 (21.12%) SQL
13 128 (20.48%) Kubernetes
14 111 (17.76%) C++
15 108 (17.28%) Node.js
16 102 (16.32%) React
17 99 (15.84%) Linux
18 97 (15.52%) HTML
18 97 (15.52%) CSS
19 95 (15.20%) .NET Core
20 94 (15.04%) Git (software)
21 92 (14.72%) Terraform
22 88 (14.08%) AngularJS
23 86 (13.76%) Go
24 79 (12.64%) TypeScript
25 75 (12.00%) Microservices
26 73 (11.68%) MVC
27 65 (10.40%) SQL Server
28 63 (10.08%) OO
28 63 (10.08%) GCP

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 19 (3.04%) Confluence
2 17 (2.72%) Elasticsearch
3 13 (2.08%) nginx
4 11 (1.76%) CMS
5 7 (1.12%) Apache Spark
6 5 (0.80%) Apache
6 5 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
7 4 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.48%) NServiceBus
9 2 (0.32%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.16%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.16%) Headless CMS
10 1 (0.16%) IIS
10 1 (0.16%) Mule
10 1 (0.16%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 2 (0.32%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (1.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 2 (0.32%) Magento
2 2 (0.32%) Shopify
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.16%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 202 (32.32%) AWS
2 143 (22.88%) Azure
3 63 (10.08%) GCP
4 47 (7.52%) Serverless
5 30 (4.80%) AWS CloudFormation
6 26 (4.16%) SaaS
7 22 (3.52%) AWS Lambda
8 13 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (1.76%) GitHub
10 8 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (0.96%) Amazon ECS
11 6 (0.96%) PaaS
12 5 (0.80%) Amazon SQS
13 4 (0.64%) Amazon Kinesis
13 4 (0.64%) IaaS
14 3 (0.48%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.48%) Azure Stack
14 3 (0.48%) CloudFront
14 3 (0.48%) Logic Apps
15 2 (0.32%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.28%) Ethernet
2 6 (0.96%) Modbus
2 6 (0.96%) RS-422
2 6 (0.96%) SNMP
2 6 (0.96%) TCP/IP
3 5 (0.80%) Wireless
4 4 (0.64%) Bluetooth
4 4 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (0.48%) Internet
6 2 (0.32%) FTP
6 2 (0.32%) RFID
6 2 (0.32%) SMS
6 2 (0.32%) Software-Defined Radio
7 1 (0.16%) DNS
7 1 (0.16%) HTTP
7 1 (0.16%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.16%) RTSP
7 1 (0.16%) Skype
7 1 (0.16%) SSL
7 1 (0.16%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (10.40%) SQL Server
2 51 (8.16%) NoSQL
3 42 (6.72%) PostgreSQL
4 39 (6.24%) MongoDB
5 38 (6.08%) MySQL
6 20 (3.20%) Redis
6 20 (3.20%) Relational Database
7 19 (3.04%) Big Data
8 12 (1.92%) Apache Hive
9 10 (1.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 9 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (1.44%) Hadoop
11 8 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
11 8 (1.28%) Cosmos DB
11 8 (1.28%) Oracle Database
12 7 (1.12%) GIS
13 6 (0.96%) MariaDB
14 5 (0.80%) Amazon Redshift
15 4 (0.64%) Apache Cassandra
15 4 (0.64%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 94 (15.04%) Git (software)
2 48 (7.68%) Jenkins
3 30 (4.80%) JIRA
4 25 (4.00%) Visual Studio
5 17 (2.72%) GitLab
6 15 (2.40%) Subversion
7 13 (2.08%) Mercurial
8 12 (1.92%) webpack
9 10 (1.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 9 (1.44%) gulp
10 9 (1.44%) Hudson
11 8 (1.28%) Grunt
11 8 (1.28%) Jasmine
11 8 (1.28%) JUnit
11 8 (1.28%) Maven
11 8 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (1.12%) Storybook
12 7 (1.12%) Vagrant
13 4 (0.64%) Bitbucket
13 4 (0.64%) Robot Framework
General
1 43 (6.88%) Finance
2 25 (4.00%) Law
3 23 (3.68%) Marketing
4 20 (3.20%) Manufacturing
5 16 (2.56%) Public Sector
6 14 (2.24%) Electronics
7 11 (1.76%) Legal
8 10 (1.60%) Banking
8 10 (1.60%) Games
8 10 (1.60%) Retail
9 8 (1.28%) Military
9 8 (1.28%) Telecoms
10 5 (0.80%) French Language
10 5 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.64%) Advertising
12 2 (0.32%) Automotive
12 2 (0.32%) Back Office
12 2 (0.32%) Publishing
13 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 296 (47.36%) Software Engineer
2 202 (32.32%) Developer
3 80 (12.80%) Senior Software Engineer
4 71 (11.36%) Senior Developer
5 46 (7.36%) .NET Developer
6 40 (6.40%) C# Developer
7 38 (6.08%) DevOps Engineer
7 38 (6.08%) Software Developer
8 35 (5.60%) Lead Software Engineer
9 34 (5.44%) Python Engineer
9 34 (5.44%) Python Software Engineer
10 32 (5.12%) Java Developer
11 27 (4.32%) Java Engineer
12 26 (4.16%) C++ Software Engineer
13 23 (3.68%) Lead Developer
14 22 (3.52%) C# .NET Developer
14 22 (3.52%) Developer/Software Engineer
15 21 (3.36%) Python Developer
16 20 (3.20%) Full Stack Developer
16 20 (3.20%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (28.96%) .NET
2 108 (17.28%) Node.js
3 102 (16.32%) React
4 97 (15.52%) CSS
4 97 (15.52%) HTML
5 95 (15.20%) .NET Core
6 88 (14.08%) AngularJS
7 62 (9.92%) ASP.NET
8 52 (8.32%) Vue.js
9 47 (7.52%) Spring
10 46 (7.36%) .NET Framework
11 41 (6.56%) RabbitMQ
12 35 (5.60%) Kafka
13 34 (5.44%) HTML5
14 33 (5.28%) Web Services
15 31 (4.96%) REST
16 30 (4.80%) GraphQL
17 29 (4.64%) CSS3
18 28 (4.48%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 27 (4.32%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 39 (6.24%) Mobile App
2 33 (5.28%) Greenfield Project
3 28 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (3.52%) User Experience
5 18 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
6 15 (2.40%) Embedded Systems
7 13 (2.08%) Management Information System
8 12 (1.92%) Algorithms
9 7 (1.12%) Cloud Native
9 7 (1.12%) Virtual Team
10 6 (0.96%) Cyberattack
10 6 (0.96%) Device Driver
10 6 (0.96%) NHS
11 4 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (0.64%) IVR
11 4 (0.64%) LIMS
11 4 (0.64%) Robotics
12 2 (0.32%) FMCG
12 2 (0.32%) Life Science
12 2 (0.32%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 99 (15.84%) Linux
2 30 (4.80%) Android
3 26 (4.16%) Apple iOS
4 16 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (2.40%) Windows
6 10 (1.60%) CentOS
6 10 (1.60%) Unix
7 5 (0.80%) Embedded Linux
8 3 (0.48%) FreeRTOS
9 2 (0.32%) Fedora
9 2 (0.32%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.32%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.16%) VMS
10 1 (0.16%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 298 (47.68%) Agile Software Development
2 170 (27.20%) DevOps
3 145 (23.20%) TDD
4 75 (12.00%) Microservices
5 73 (11.68%) MVC
6 63 (10.08%) OO
7 53 (8.48%) Mentoring
7 53 (8.48%) SOLID
8 52 (8.32%) Problem-Solving
9 51 (8.16%) Continuous Integration
10 48 (7.68%) OOP
10 48 (7.68%) Scrum
10 48 (7.68%) SDLC
11 47 (7.52%) Continuous Delivery
11 47 (7.52%) E-Commerce
11 47 (7.52%) Test Automation
12 40 (6.40%) Unit Testing
13 39 (6.24%) Front End Development
14 38 (6.08%) Software Testing
15 36 (5.76%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 240 (38.40%) JavaScript
2 226 (36.16%) C#
3 176 (28.16%) Java
4 154 (24.64%) Python
5 132 (21.12%) SQL
6 111 (17.76%) C++
7 86 (13.76%) Go
8 79 (12.64%) TypeScript
9 50 (8.00%) C
9 50 (8.00%) Ruby
10 36 (5.76%) Scala
11 30 (4.80%) PHP
12 28 (4.48%) Kotlin
13 22 (3.52%) ES6
14 17 (2.72%) T-SQL
15 10 (1.60%) Bash Shell
16 9 (1.44%) PowerShell
17 8 (1.28%) Embedded C++
18 7 (1.12%) Embedded C
19 5 (0.80%) Perl
Qualifications
1 32 (5.12%) Security Cleared
2 31 (4.96%) Degree
3 26 (4.16%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.76%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (1.12%) AWS Certification
6 6 (0.96%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.48%) ISEB
7 3 (0.48%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.32%) RHCE
8 2 (0.32%) RHCSA
9 1 (0.16%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.64%) QA
2 11 (1.76%) Data Quality
3 8 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.64%) GDPR
4 4 (0.64%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.64%) SLA
5 3 (0.48%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 144 (23.04%) Docker
2 3 (0.48%) Firmware
3 1 (0.16%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 128 (20.48%) Kubernetes
2 92 (14.72%) Terraform
3 35 (5.60%) Ansible
4 11 (1.76%) Packer
5 9 (1.44%) Consul
5 9 (1.44%) Docker Swarm
6 8 (1.28%) Nagios
7 7 (1.12%) HP Fortify
8 6 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.64%) Prometheus
9 4 (0.64%) Puppet
10 3 (0.48%) Grafana
10 3 (0.48%) Kibana
11 2 (0.32%) Graphite
11 2 (0.32%) logstash
12 1 (0.16%) Perfmon
12 1 (0.16%) Rancher
12 1 (0.16%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 62 (9.92%) Microsoft
2 21 (3.36%) Oracle
3 16 (2.56%) Red Hat
4 14 (2.24%) Google
4 14 (2.24%) IBM
5 12 (1.92%) Atlassian
6 9 (1.44%) Xamarin
7 8 (1.28%) HP
8 7 (1.12%) Sparx
9 6 (0.96%) Instagram
10 5 (0.80%) Avaya
10 5 (0.80%) Cisco
10 5 (0.80%) Sitecore
11 4 (0.64%) Embarcadero
11 4 (0.64%) Genesys
12 3 (0.48%) Adobe
13 2 (0.32%) SAP
13 2 (0.32%) Xilinx
13 2 (0.32%) Zend
14 1 (0.16%) Juniper