Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England > North West
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 36 38
Rank change year-on-year +13 +2 +18
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 1,141 892 651
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 9.17% 6.80% 5.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.05% 7.46% 6.27%
Number of salaries quoted 898 714 567
North West median annual salary £48,625 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.06% +2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £31,750 £29,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £71,625 £60,000 £64,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £49,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +8.89%

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 11,355 11,956 10,390
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.21% 91.11% 89.68%
Number of salaries quoted 9,163 9,736 8,658
North West median annual salary £44,000 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.32% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 18 July 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 18 July 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 +11 827 £48,750 +8.33% 122
Cheshire +30 245 £50,000 +25.00% 38
Lancashire +1 48 £37,500 +7.14% 3
Merseyside -26 11 £45,000 +2.86% 6
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 18 July 2018, 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.

1 748 (65.56%) Agile Software Development
2 537 (47.06%) Java
3 443 (38.83%) JavaScript
4 379 (33.22%) Scrum
5 362 (31.73%) C#
6 342 (29.97%) TDD
7 326 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
8 311 (27.26%) .NET
9 283 (24.80%) HTML
10 280 (24.54%) DevOps
11 258 (22.61%) SQL
12 254 (22.26%) CSS
13 244 (21.38%) MVC
14 241 (21.12%) Finance
15 235 (20.60%) AngularJS
16 218 (19.11%) Degree
17 215 (18.84%) Spring
18 201 (17.62%) Git (software)
19 193 (16.91%) Test Automation
20 191 (16.74%) React
21 185 (16.21%) Python
22 182 (15.95%) OO
23 181 (15.86%) Web Services
24 180 (15.78%) Amazon AWS
25 177 (15.51%) BDD
26 167 (14.64%) SDLC
27 161 (14.11%) Docker
27 161 (14.11%) ASP.NET
28 159 (13.94%) Mentoring
29 158 (13.85%) C++

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 38 (3.33%) Tomcat
2 34 (2.98%) CMS
3 30 (2.63%) Apache
3 30 (2.63%) Confluence
4 29 (2.54%) Apache Spark
5 18 (1.58%) Elasticsearch
6 15 (1.31%) Sitefinity
7 13 (1.14%) Apache Pig
7 13 (1.14%) nginx
8 12 (1.05%) Sitecore CMS
9 11 (0.96%) WebSphere
10 10 (0.88%) Apache Solr
11 9 (0.79%) Cloud Foundry
11 9 (0.79%) JBoss
12 8 (0.70%) NServiceBus
13 7 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 6 (0.53%) CICS
15 5 (0.44%) WebLogic
16 4 (0.35%) IIS
16 4 (0.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (1.14%) Photoshop
2 6 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 4 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (0.35%) GIMP
4 3 (0.26%) Chatbot
4 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.26%) SOLIDWORKS
5 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (0.088%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.088%) Blender
6 1 (0.088%) S-PLUS
6 1 (0.088%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (1.05%) SAP Hybris
2 8 (0.70%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (0.26%) Magento
4 2 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.088%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.088%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 180 (15.78%) Amazon AWS
2 130 (11.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 57 (5.00%) SaaS
4 42 (3.68%) Google Cloud Platform
5 39 (3.42%) Cloud Computing
6 25 (2.19%) GitHub
7 18 (1.58%) OpenShift
8 16 (1.40%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 11 (0.96%) Amazon S3
10 10 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
10 10 (0.88%) IaaS
11 8 (0.70%) npm
12 7 (0.61%) Firebase
12 7 (0.61%) PaaS
13 4 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 4 (0.35%) Google App Engine
14 3 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.26%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 2 (0.18%) Dynamics 365
15 2 (0.18%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 34 (2.98%) HTTP
2 18 (1.58%) TCP/IP
3 15 (1.31%) SSL
4 13 (1.14%) Firewall
5 11 (0.96%) Internet
6 10 (0.88%) Intranet
7 6 (0.53%) Bluetooth
8 5 (0.44%) RS-232
8 5 (0.44%) Wireless
9 4 (0.35%) Ethernet
9 4 (0.35%) VLAN
9 4 (0.35%) VPN
10 3 (0.26%) Broadband
10 3 (0.26%) DNS
10 3 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.18%) FTP
11 2 (0.18%) RFID
11 2 (0.18%) SSH
12 1 (0.088%) AMQP
12 1 (0.088%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (10.87%) SQL Server
2 122 (10.69%) MySQL
3 111 (9.73%) Big Data
4 67 (5.87%) NoSQL
5 63 (5.52%) Hadoop
6 59 (5.17%) MongoDB
7 38 (3.33%) Redis
8 27 (2.37%) PostgreSQL
9 23 (2.02%) Relational Database
10 18 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 16 (1.40%) Amazon Redshift
11 16 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
12 15 (1.31%) Apache Cassandra
12 15 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 14 (1.23%) Apache Hive
14 11 (0.96%) DB2
15 9 (0.79%) Oracle Database
16 8 (0.70%) Oracle ODI
17 6 (0.53%) Couchbase
17 6 (0.53%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 201 (17.62%) Git (software)
2 146 (12.80%) Jenkins
3 86 (7.54%) JIRA
4 74 (6.49%) Selenium
5 64 (5.61%) NUnit
6 52 (4.56%) JUnit
7 50 (4.38%) TeamCity
8 46 (4.03%) Subversion
9 43 (3.77%) MSTest
10 40 (3.51%) Maven
11 38 (3.33%) Octopus Deploy
12 34 (2.98%) Gradle
13 31 (2.72%) SonarQube
14 29 (2.54%) Team Foundation Server
15 28 (2.45%) Visual Studio
16 27 (2.37%) gulp
16 27 (2.37%) Jasmine
16 27 (2.37%) MSBuild
17 26 (2.28%) Mercurial
18 25 (2.19%) Grunt
General
1 241 (21.12%) Finance
2 83 (7.27%) Retail
3 69 (6.05%) Banking
4 68 (5.96%) Marketing
5 55 (4.82%) Electronics
6 51 (4.47%) Manufacturing
7 43 (3.77%) Telecoms
8 36 (3.16%) Law
9 29 (2.54%) Military
10 27 (2.37%) Investment Banking
11 25 (2.19%) Advertising
11 25 (2.19%) Retail Banking
12 22 (1.93%) Automotive
13 15 (1.31%) Games
14 8 (0.70%) German Language
15 7 (0.61%) French Language
15 7 (0.61%) Japanese Language
16 5 (0.44%) Aerospace
17 4 (0.35%) Legal
17 4 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 501 (43.91%) Software Engineer
2 370 (32.43%) Developer
3 148 (12.97%) Java Engineer
4 137 (12.01%) Java Software Engineer
5 133 (11.66%) Senior Software Engineer
6 105 (9.20%) Java Developer
7 101 (8.85%) C# Software Engineer
8 98 (8.59%) .NET Software Engineer
9 83 (7.27%) C# Developer
10 81 (7.10%) .NET Developer
11 71 (6.22%) Senior Developer
12 68 (5.96%) Software Developer
13 60 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
14 48 (4.21%) DevOps Engineer
14 48 (4.21%) Lead Software Engineer
15 44 (3.86%) Senior Java Engineer
16 43 (3.77%) Agile Developer
16 43 (3.77%) Junior
17 41 (3.59%) C# Software Developer
18 39 (3.42%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 311 (27.26%) .NET
2 283 (24.80%) HTML
3 254 (22.26%) CSS
4 235 (20.60%) AngularJS
5 215 (18.84%) Spring
6 191 (16.74%) React
7 181 (15.86%) Web Services
8 161 (14.11%) ASP.NET
9 142 (12.45%) RESTful
10 124 (10.87%) Node.js
11 113 (9.90%) REST
12 112 (9.82%) HTML5
13 101 (8.85%) XML
14 98 (8.59%) ASP.NET MVC
15 96 (8.41%) SOAP
16 90 (7.89%) ASP.NET Web API
17 88 (7.71%) jQuery
18 86 (7.54%) CSS3
19 83 (7.27%) Java EE
20 81 (7.10%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 114 (9.99%) Greenfield Project
2 92 (8.06%) Computer Science
3 85 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
4 51 (4.47%) User Experience
5 30 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
6 29 (2.54%) Algorithms
6 29 (2.54%) Fintech
6 29 (2.54%) N-Tier
7 26 (2.28%) Management Information System
8 24 (2.10%) Mobile App
9 22 (1.93%) Virtual Team
10 17 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
11 14 (1.23%) Data Structures
12 13 (1.14%) Client/Server
12 13 (1.14%) Mainframe
13 12 (1.05%) Xbox
14 10 (0.88%) Wiki
15 7 (0.61%) Arduino
16 6 (0.53%) Cloud Native
16 6 (0.53%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 153 (13.41%) Linux
2 87 (7.62%) Windows
3 46 (4.03%) Android
4 33 (2.89%) Apple iOS
5 14 (1.23%) Embedded Linux
6 13 (1.14%) Unix
7 11 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (0.70%) CentOS
8 8 (0.70%) Mac OS X
9 7 (0.61%) Windows Server
10 4 (0.35%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 3 (0.26%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.18%) AIX
12 2 (0.18%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.088%) DC/OS
13 1 (0.088%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 748 (65.56%) Agile Software Development
2 379 (33.22%) Scrum
3 342 (29.97%) TDD
4 326 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
5 280 (24.54%) DevOps
6 244 (21.38%) MVC
7 193 (16.91%) Test Automation
8 182 (15.95%) OO
9 177 (15.51%) BDD
10 167 (14.64%) SDLC
11 159 (13.94%) Mentoring
12 156 (13.67%) Microservices
13 143 (12.53%) Kanban
14 121 (10.60%) E-Commerce
15 113 (9.90%) Problem-Solving
15 113 (9.90%) Unit Testing
16 106 (9.29%) Open Source
16 106 (9.29%) SOLID
17 103 (9.03%) Web Development
18 95 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 537 (47.06%) Java
2 443 (38.83%) JavaScript
3 362 (31.73%) C#
4 258 (22.61%) SQL
5 185 (16.21%) Python
6 158 (13.85%) C++
7 140 (12.27%) PHP
8 128 (11.22%) C
9 87 (7.62%) Java 8
10 78 (6.84%) T-SQL
11 64 (5.61%) Ruby
12 57 (5.00%) Go
13 50 (4.38%) Scala
14 47 (4.12%) Bash Shell
15 43 (3.77%) PL/SQL
16 40 (3.51%) TypeScript
17 38 (3.33%) Perl
18 33 (2.89%) VB.NET
19 20 (1.75%) VB
20 19 (1.67%) ES6
Qualifications
1 218 (19.11%) Degree
2 63 (5.52%) Security Cleared
3 39 (3.42%) Computer Science Degree
4 34 (2.98%) DV Cleared
5 29 (2.54%) HND
6 21 (1.84%) SC Cleared
7 13 (1.14%) Sun Certification
8 10 (0.88%) CISSP
9 9 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (0.79%) Numerate Degree
10 8 (0.70%) CCNA
10 8 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (0.70%) CompTIA Security+
10 8 (0.70%) GIAC
10 8 (0.70%) Linux+ Certification
10 8 (0.70%) Master's Degree
10 8 (0.70%) MCSE
10 8 (0.70%) Network+ Certification
10 8 (0.70%) SANS
10 8 (0.70%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (8.33%) QA
2 20 (1.75%) GCP
3 9 (0.79%) GDPR
4 6 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.44%) Web Application Security Consortium
6 4 (0.35%) PMO
7 3 (0.26%) ISO 13485
7 3 (0.26%) ISO 15765
8 2 (0.18%) MISRA
9 1 (0.088%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.088%) DO-178B
9 1 (0.088%) GPG13
9 1 (0.088%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 161 (14.11%) Docker
2 12 (1.05%) vSphere
3 7 (0.61%) Firmware
4 4 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.26%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.26%) LXC
6 2 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.088%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.088%) HDFS
7 1 (0.088%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.088%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.088%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 82 (7.19%) Ansible
2 72 (6.31%) Kubernetes
3 57 (5.00%) Puppet
4 46 (4.03%) Opscode Chef
5 20 (1.75%) Salt
6 19 (1.67%) Terraform
7 13 (1.14%) Nagios
8 11 (0.96%) Docker Swarm
9 10 (0.88%) Packer
10 9 (0.79%) Consul
11 7 (0.61%) Kibana
12 5 (0.44%) logstash
13 4 (0.35%) Grafana
13 4 (0.35%) Graphite
13 4 (0.35%) Opsview
13 4 (0.35%) ZABBIX
14 2 (0.18%) Cobbler
14 2 (0.18%) Marathon
14 2 (0.18%) Rundeck
14 2 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 115 (10.08%) Microsoft
2 114 (9.99%) Oracle
3 60 (5.26%) Google
4 51 (4.47%) SAP
5 35 (3.07%) Xamarin
6 22 (1.93%) WorldPay
7 17 (1.49%) Red Hat
8 15 (1.31%) ATG
9 14 (1.23%) Adobe
9 14 (1.23%) Sun
10 13 (1.14%) hybris
11 12 (1.05%) Sitecore
12 9 (0.79%) Cloudera
12 9 (0.79%) Intapp
13 8 (0.70%) IBM
13 8 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
14 7 (0.61%) Twitter
15 6 (0.53%) MuleSoft
15 6 (0.53%) Sybase
16 5 (0.44%) VMware