Period
to 24 May 2019

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 24 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > North West
6 months to
24 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 19 22 32
Rank change year-on-year +3 +10 +5
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 1,087 1,136 886
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 10.67% 9.29% 7.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.44% 10.04% 7.76%
Number of salaries quoted 752 894 702
North West median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +15.29% -5.56%
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,325 £29,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £71,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -1.04%

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 9,501 11,310 11,412
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 93.27% 92.46% 92.24%
Number of salaries quoted 7,067 9,071 9,445
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 24 May 2019.

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 24 May 2019. 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 +4 793 £52,500 +5.00% 126
Cheshire +3 151 £52,500 +8.25% 14
Lancashire +20 91 £37,500 +5.16% 11
Merseyside +38 38 £50,000 +11.11% 12
Cumbria - 10 - - 3
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2019, 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.

1 599 (55.11%) Agile Software Development
2 439 (40.39%) Java
3 323 (29.71%) JavaScript
4 322 (29.62%) C#
5 273 (25.11%) DevOps
6 269 (24.75%) .NET
7 239 (21.99%) SQL
8 232 (21.34%) Continuous Integration
9 224 (20.61%) TDD
10 216 (19.87%) HTML
11 215 (19.78%) C++
12 210 (19.32%) CSS
13 207 (19.04%) Python
13 207 (19.04%) Degree
14 194 (17.85%) Amazon AWS
15 189 (17.39%) Git (software)
16 183 (16.84%) Test Automation
17 182 (16.74%) Computer Science
18 178 (16.38%) OO
19 161 (14.81%) RESTful
19 161 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
20 157 (14.44%) Finance
21 153 (14.08%) Linux
22 146 (13.43%) SDLC
23 143 (13.16%) Mentoring
24 142 (13.06%) MVC
25 139 (12.79%) Microsoft Azure
26 138 (12.70%) NoSQL
26 138 (12.70%) AngularJS
27 135 (12.42%) Spring

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 40 (3.68%) Elasticsearch
2 37 (3.40%) Cloud Foundry
3 29 (2.67%) Confluence
4 28 (2.58%) Apache Spark
5 22 (2.02%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 18 (1.66%) Apache
7 16 (1.47%) WebSphere
8 11 (1.01%) SAS
9 7 (0.64%) SharePoint
10 6 (0.55%) Umbraco
11 3 (0.28%) CMS
11 3 (0.28%) IIS
11 3 (0.28%) JBoss
11 3 (0.28%) nginx
12 2 (0.18%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.18%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.18%) WildFly
13 1 (0.092%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (0.37%) SOLIDWORKS
1 4 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (0.18%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.092%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.092%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.092%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 2 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.092%) Magento
2 1 (0.092%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 194 (17.85%) Amazon AWS
2 139 (12.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 69 (6.35%) Google Cloud Platform
4 61 (5.61%) GitHub
5 38 (3.50%) Serverless
6 37 (3.40%) Cloud Computing
7 34 (3.13%) AWS Lambda
8 27 (2.48%) SaaS
9 23 (2.12%) Amazon S3
10 19 (1.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 17 (1.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 14 (1.29%) AWS CloudFormation
13 12 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
13 12 (1.10%) Apigee
14 8 (0.74%) Heroku
15 7 (0.64%) Office 365
16 6 (0.55%) Amazon SQS
17 5 (0.46%) Amazon EMR
18 4 (0.37%) Amazon ELB
18 4 (0.37%) Amazon Glacier
Communications & Networking
1 53 (4.88%) Broadband
2 21 (1.93%) HTTP
3 8 (0.74%) Bluetooth
3 8 (0.74%) DNS
3 8 (0.74%) RFID
4 7 (0.64%) Firewall
5 6 (0.55%) Internet
5 6 (0.55%) RS-232
6 4 (0.37%) DHCP
6 4 (0.37%) VLAN
7 3 (0.28%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.18%) ATM
8 2 (0.18%) RS-485
8 2 (0.18%) VPN
8 2 (0.18%) WAN
8 2 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.092%) Asterisk PBX
9 1 (0.092%) Profibus
9 1 (0.092%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (12.70%) NoSQL
2 121 (11.13%) MySQL
3 110 (10.12%) SQL Server
4 104 (9.57%) MongoDB
5 81 (7.45%) Relational Database
6 69 (6.35%) Big Data
7 59 (5.43%) PostgreSQL
8 33 (3.04%) Neo4j
9 23 (2.12%) Hadoop
10 19 (1.75%) Redis
11 18 (1.66%) Amazon RDS
11 18 (1.66%) Apache Cassandra
12 17 (1.56%) Amazon Redshift
12 17 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 17 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 14 (1.29%) RDBMS
14 11 (1.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 11 (1.01%) Blockchain
14 11 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
15 10 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 189 (17.39%) Git (software)
2 79 (7.27%) JIRA
3 74 (6.81%) Jenkins
4 49 (4.51%) Maven
5 47 (4.32%) Subversion
6 46 (4.23%) Gradle
7 34 (3.13%) GitLab
8 33 (3.04%) Mercurial
9 32 (2.94%) Selenium
10 29 (2.67%) JUnit
11 27 (2.48%) webpack
12 25 (2.30%) gulp
12 25 (2.30%) NUnit
13 24 (2.21%) Grunt
13 24 (2.21%) MSTest
14 23 (2.12%) Bitbucket
14 23 (2.12%) Visual Studio
15 17 (1.56%) Gatling
15 17 (1.56%) Spock
15 17 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 157 (14.44%) Finance
2 93 (8.56%) Retail
3 84 (7.73%) Banking
4 41 (3.77%) Electronics
5 34 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
6 31 (2.85%) Marketing
7 30 (2.76%) Games
8 29 (2.67%) Manufacturing
9 20 (1.84%) Telecoms
10 13 (1.20%) Law
11 10 (0.92%) Publishing
12 8 (0.74%) Legal
13 7 (0.64%) Investment Banking
14 5 (0.46%) Automotive
15 2 (0.18%) Back Office
15 2 (0.18%) Multimedia
16 1 (0.092%) Avionics
16 1 (0.092%) Corporate Banking
16 1 (0.092%) Local Government
16 1 (0.092%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 508 (46.73%) Software Engineer
2 362 (33.30%) Developer
3 133 (12.24%) Senior Software Engineer
4 122 (11.22%) Java Engineer
5 115 (10.58%) Java Software Engineer
6 112 (10.30%) Senior Developer
7 111 (10.21%) C# Developer
8 93 (8.56%) Java Developer
9 86 (7.91%) Software Developer
10 84 (7.73%) .NET Developer
11 73 (6.72%) C# .NET Developer
12 60 (5.52%) C# Software Engineer
13 58 (5.34%) Agile Developer
14 50 (4.60%) .NET Software Engineer
15 48 (4.42%) Senior Java Engineer
15 48 (4.42%) Senior Java Software Engineer
16 46 (4.23%) C++ Software Engineer
16 46 (4.23%) Senior Agile Developer
17 45 (4.14%) Full Stack Developer
18 44 (4.05%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 269 (24.75%) .NET
2 216 (19.87%) HTML
3 210 (19.32%) CSS
4 161 (14.81%) RESTful
5 138 (12.70%) AngularJS
6 135 (12.42%) Spring
7 117 (10.76%) Node.js
8 115 (10.58%) ASP.NET
9 103 (9.48%) Web Services
10 99 (9.11%) React
11 87 (8.00%) XML
12 81 (7.45%) HTML5
13 74 (6.81%) jQuery
14 65 (5.98%) ASP.NET MVC
15 61 (5.61%) Sass
16 54 (4.97%) REST
17 53 (4.88%) Vue.js
18 49 (4.51%) SOAP
19 48 (4.42%) WCF
20 44 (4.05%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 113 (10.40%) Algorithms
2 100 (9.20%) User Experience
3 83 (7.64%) Greenfield Project
4 80 (7.36%) Analytical Skills
5 65 (5.98%) Data Structures
6 47 (4.32%) Fintech
7 46 (4.23%) Cloud Native
8 35 (3.22%) Mobile App
9 24 (2.21%) Robotics
10 20 (1.84%) Derivative
10 20 (1.84%) Life Science
10 20 (1.84%) Self-Motivation
11 17 (1.56%) Smartphone
11 17 (1.56%) Virtual Team
12 16 (1.47%) BBC
13 15 (1.38%) Management Information System
14 13 (1.20%) Hedge funds
15 12 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
15 12 (1.10%) Wiki
16 11 (1.01%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 153 (14.08%) Linux
2 63 (5.80%) Windows
3 49 (4.51%) Android
4 39 (3.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 28 (2.58%) Apple iOS
6 20 (1.84%) CentOS
7 15 (1.38%) Ubuntu
8 14 (1.29%) Unix
9 10 (0.92%) Amazon Linux
9 10 (0.92%) Fedora
9 10 (0.92%) Windows Server
10 8 (0.74%) SUSE
11 5 (0.46%) FreeRTOS
12 4 (0.37%) Debian
12 4 (0.37%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.37%) Robot Operating System
12 4 (0.37%) Windows 10
13 3 (0.28%) Embedded Linux
14 2 (0.18%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.092%) DC/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 599 (55.11%) Agile Software Development
2 273 (25.11%) DevOps
3 232 (21.34%) Continuous Integration
4 224 (20.61%) TDD
5 183 (16.84%) Test Automation
6 182 (16.74%) Computer Science
7 178 (16.38%) OO
8 161 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
9 146 (13.43%) SDLC
10 143 (13.16%) Mentoring
11 142 (13.06%) MVC
12 129 (11.87%) Scrum
13 116 (10.67%) Microservices
14 104 (9.57%) Coaching
15 101 (9.29%) BDD
16 91 (8.37%) Continuous Delivery
17 89 (8.19%) Continuous Improvement
18 87 (8.00%) Open Source
18 87 (8.00%) SOA
19 77 (7.08%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 439 (40.39%) Java
2 323 (29.71%) JavaScript
3 322 (29.62%) C#
4 239 (21.99%) SQL
5 215 (19.78%) C++
6 207 (19.04%) Python
7 107 (9.84%) C
8 75 (6.90%) Java 8
9 70 (6.44%) PHP
10 54 (4.97%) T-SQL
11 43 (3.96%) Ruby
12 39 (3.59%) Bash Shell
13 36 (3.31%) PL/SQL
14 30 (2.76%) R
15 28 (2.58%) Go
16 26 (2.39%) Scala
17 23 (2.12%) Apple Swift
18 22 (2.02%) TypeScript
19 21 (1.93%) ES6
19 21 (1.93%) Perl
Qualifications
1 207 (19.04%) Degree
2 65 (5.98%) Computer Science Degree
3 23 (2.12%) PhD
4 21 (1.93%) Security Cleared
5 18 (1.66%) DV Cleared
6 8 (0.74%) Master's Degree
6 8 (0.74%) SC Cleared
7 7 (0.64%) CISSP
7 7 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.46%) CEH
8 5 (0.46%) Chartered Engineer
8 5 (0.46%) GSEC
9 4 (0.37%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 4 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.37%) MCSA
9 4 (0.37%) Numerate Degree
9 4 (0.37%) RHCA
10 3 (0.28%) CISM
10 3 (0.28%) MCSE
10 3 (0.28%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (4.14%) QA
2 11 (1.01%) GDPR
3 6 (0.55%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.37%) ISO 13485
4 4 (0.37%) SLA
5 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.092%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.092%) IEC 62304
6 1 (0.092%) MIL-STD-1553
6 1 (0.092%) MISRA
6 1 (0.092%) MISRA C
6 1 (0.092%) PMO
System Software
1 108 (9.94%) Docker
2 19 (1.75%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.92%) Squid
3 10 (0.92%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 8 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (0.37%) pfSense
6 4 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.28%) Firmware
8 2 (0.18%) HDFS
8 2 (0.18%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.092%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.092%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.092%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 75 (6.90%) Kubernetes
2 61 (5.61%) Ansible
3 43 (3.96%) Terraform
4 22 (2.02%) Puppet
5 14 (1.29%) CA Service Virtualization
6 12 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (0.92%) Tivoli
8 4 (0.37%) Kibana
8 4 (0.37%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (0.28%) Grafana
9 3 (0.28%) Prometheus
10 2 (0.18%) Rancher
11 1 (0.092%) Data Guard
11 1 (0.092%) Docker Swarm
11 1 (0.092%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 1 (0.092%) Ganglia
11 1 (0.092%) MIIS
11 1 (0.092%) Oracle RMAN
11 1 (0.092%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 121 (11.13%) Microsoft
2 50 (4.60%) Oracle
3 43 (3.96%) Google
4 24 (2.21%) Adobe
5 22 (2.02%) Red Hat
6 20 (1.84%) Atlassian
7 16 (1.47%) IBM
8 15 (1.38%) Pega
9 14 (1.29%) CA
9 14 (1.29%) SAP
10 13 (1.20%) WorldPay
11 9 (0.83%) VMware
12 6 (0.55%) Cisco
12 6 (0.55%) Hortonworks
13 4 (0.37%) CommVault
13 4 (0.37%) Embarcadero
13 4 (0.37%) Progress
13 4 (0.37%) Sitecore
13 4 (0.37%) WatchGuard
13 4 (0.37%) Zend