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 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
England / North West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 46 52
Rank change year-on-year +8 +6  
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 454 293 308
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.63% 5.22% 4.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.37% 5.92% 5.43%
Number of salaries quoted 355 228 255
Median salary £45,000 £43,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.04% +8.12%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,900 £27,000 £30,800
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £54,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.55% +12.50%  

Software Engineering is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6156 4952 5674
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 89.91% 88.30% 89.78%
Number of salaries quoted 4968 4188 4608
Median salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.52% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +10 338 £45,000 -3.55% 48
Cheshire -9 65 £45,000 - 13
Merseyside -1 24 £45,000 +20.00% 4
Lancashire +4 20 £35,000 -22.22% 5
Cumbria - 6 £33,000 -
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 500 (55.87%) Agile Software Development
2 397 (44.36%) Java
3 360 (40.22%) C#
4 344 (38.44%) .NET
5 331 (36.98%) HTML
6 321 (35.87%) JavaScript
7 296 (33.07%) SQL
8 282 (31.51%) Degree
9 258 (28.83%) OO
10 257 (28.72%) CSS
11 254 (28.38%) C++
12 242 (27.04%) MVC
13 208 (23.24%) Linux
14 203 (22.68%) ASP.NET
15 199 (22.23%) Scrum
16 193 (21.56%) Web Services
17 189 (21.12%) SQL Server
18 188 (21.01%) TDD
19 172 (19.22%) Continuous Integration
20 164 (18.32%) Finance
21 160 (17.88%) Git (software)
22 151 (16.87%) jQuery
23 146 (16.31%) Windows
24 142 (15.87%) Computer Science
25 140 (15.64%) C
26 135 (15.08%) PHP
27 131 (14.64%) Microsoft
27 131 (14.64%) HTML5
27 131 (14.64%) AngularJS
28 129 (14.41%) MySQL

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 45 (5.03%) Apache Spark
2 29 (3.24%) Apache
2 29 (3.24%) Confluence
3 27 (3.02%) Elasticsearch
4 20 (2.23%) Apache Pig
5 16 (1.79%) OpenStack
5 16 (1.79%) Tomcat
6 11 (1.23%) WebSphere
7 10 (1.12%) JBoss
8 8 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 6 (0.67%) IIS
10 5 (0.56%) GlassFish
10 5 (0.56%) SharePoint
11 4 (0.45%) Apache Solr
11 4 (0.45%) CMS
11 4 (0.45%) nginx
11 4 (0.45%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 3 (0.34%) ColdFusion
12 3 (0.34%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (0.22%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 18 (2.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.22%) BASE24
2 2 (0.22%) Magento
2 2 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 113 (12.63%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (6.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (2.91%) GitHub
3 26 (2.91%) Google Cloud Platform
4 7 (0.78%) Amazon EMR
4 7 (0.78%) SaaS
5 6 (0.67%) OpenShift
6 5 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.34%) Amazon Kinesis
8 3 (0.34%) Amazon SQS
8 3 (0.34%) PaaS
9 2 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.22%) Google App Engine
9 2 (0.22%) Route 53
10 1 (0.11%) Azure Machine Learning
10 1 (0.11%) DigitalOcean
10 1 (0.11%) IaaS
10 1 (0.11%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 51 (5.70%) HTTP
2 36 (4.02%) TCP/IP
3 28 (3.13%) Internet
4 21 (2.35%) RS-232
5 17 (1.90%) Ethernet
6 9 (1.01%) Intranet
7 8 (0.89%) NFC
8 7 (0.78%) Bluetooth
8 7 (0.78%) Firewall
9 6 (0.67%) DVB
9 6 (0.67%) GPRS
9 6 (0.67%) GSM
9 6 (0.67%) Skype
9 6 (0.67%) UMTS
9 6 (0.67%) VoIP
9 6 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (0.67%) WLAN
10 4 (0.45%) LDAP
10 4 (0.45%) SSL
11 3 (0.34%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 189 (21.12%) SQL Server
2 129 (14.41%) MySQL
3 86 (9.61%) Big Data
4 69 (7.71%) Relational Database
5 68 (7.60%) NoSQL
6 67 (7.49%) Hadoop
7 42 (4.69%) MongoDB
8 35 (3.91%) RDBMS
9 29 (3.24%) PostgreSQL
10 21 (2.35%) Apache Hive
11 20 (2.23%) SQL Server 2012
12 18 (2.01%) SQL Server 2014
13 13 (1.45%) Apache Cassandra
13 13 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 13 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 12 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
15 11 (1.23%) CouchDB
16 7 (0.78%) Amazon Redshift
16 7 (0.78%) DB2
16 7 (0.78%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 160 (17.88%) Git (software)
2 97 (10.84%) Visual Studio
3 79 (8.83%) Jenkins
3 79 (8.83%) Subversion
4 69 (7.71%) JUnit
5 56 (6.26%) NUnit
6 52 (5.81%) JIRA
7 42 (4.69%) MSTest
8 41 (4.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 36 (4.02%) Team Foundation Server
10 30 (3.35%) Selenium
11 27 (3.02%) Bitbucket
12 22 (2.46%) EasyMock
12 22 (2.46%) Mercurial
13 19 (2.12%) Maven
14 18 (2.01%) TeamCity
15 17 (1.90%) Microsoft Blend
15 17 (1.90%) MSI
15 17 (1.90%) NuGet
15 17 (1.90%) WiX
General
1 164 (18.32%) Finance
2 55 (6.15%) Banking
3 53 (5.92%) Games
4 46 (5.14%) Electronics
5 44 (4.92%) Manufacturing
6 41 (4.58%) Marketing
7 30 (3.35%) Retail
8 23 (2.57%) Telecoms
9 14 (1.56%) Automotive
10 12 (1.34%) Advertising
11 11 (1.23%) Investment Banking
12 10 (1.12%) Aerospace
13 8 (0.89%) Military
13 8 (0.89%) Multimedia
14 6 (0.67%) Legal
15 3 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
15 3 (0.34%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.11%) Law
16 1 (0.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 416 (46.48%) Developer
2 389 (43.46%) Software Engineer
3 132 (14.75%) Java Developer
4 125 (13.97%) Software Developer
5 114 (12.74%) Java Engineer
6 109 (12.18%) Java Software Engineer
7 102 (11.40%) Senior Software Engineer
8 94 (10.50%) .NET Developer
9 92 (10.28%) C# Developer
10 78 (8.72%) C# Software Engineer
11 77 (8.60%) C# .NET Developer
12 69 (7.71%) Senior Developer
13 56 (6.26%) C++ Software Engineer
13 56 (6.26%) Developer/Software Engineer
14 52 (5.81%) Java Software Developer
15 47 (5.25%) .NET Software Engineer
16 43 (4.80%) Senior Java Developer
17 42 (4.69%) Embedded Engineer
18 41 (4.58%) C# Software Developer
19 40 (4.47%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 344 (38.44%) .NET
2 331 (36.98%) HTML
3 257 (28.72%) CSS
4 203 (22.68%) ASP.NET
5 193 (21.56%) Web Services
6 151 (16.87%) jQuery
7 131 (14.64%) AngularJS
7 131 (14.64%) HTML5
8 118 (13.18%) REST
9 115 (12.85%) XML
10 114 (12.74%) Spring
11 101 (11.28%) ASP.NET MVC
12 94 (10.50%) SOAP
13 87 (9.72%) Node.js
14 72 (8.04%) Java EE
14 72 (8.04%) WCF
15 70 (7.82%) .NET Framework
16 68 (7.60%) JSON
16 68 (7.60%) WPF
17 62 (6.93%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 142 (15.87%) Computer Science
2 60 (6.70%) Greenfield Project
3 56 (6.26%) Analytical Skills
4 53 (5.92%) Algorithms
5 52 (5.81%) Data Structures
6 51 (5.70%) Mobile App
7 47 (5.25%) User Experience
8 43 (4.80%) iPad
9 30 (3.35%) Enterprise Software
9 30 (3.35%) Internet of Things
10 19 (2.12%) Device Driver
11 18 (2.01%) Cyberthreat
12 17 (1.90%) Industrial Internet of Things
12 17 (1.90%) Management Information System
13 14 (1.56%) PKI
13 14 (1.56%) Public Cloud
14 13 (1.45%) Animation
14 13 (1.45%) Wiki
15 10 (1.12%) Embedded Systems
16 9 (1.01%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 208 (23.24%) Linux
2 146 (16.31%) Windows
3 37 (4.13%) Android
3 37 (4.13%) Embedded Linux
4 33 (3.69%) Unix
5 32 (3.58%) Apple iOS
6 28 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 27 (3.02%) Windows XP
8 25 (2.79%) Mac OS
9 19 (2.12%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 14 (1.56%) CentOS
11 13 (1.45%) Windows Server
12 10 (1.12%) Windows 7
13 8 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
14 7 (0.78%) Windows 8
15 6 (0.67%) Nucleus RTOS
15 6 (0.67%) Windows Mobile
16 5 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
17 3 (0.34%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.34%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 500 (55.87%) Agile Software Development
2 258 (28.83%) OO
3 242 (27.04%) MVC
4 199 (22.23%) Scrum
5 188 (21.01%) TDD
6 172 (19.22%) Continuous Integration
7 128 (14.30%) SDLC
8 120 (13.41%) DevOps
9 108 (12.07%) Test Automation
10 106 (11.84%) Web Development
11 96 (10.73%) Open Source
12 85 (9.50%) Multithreading
13 79 (8.83%) OOD
14 71 (7.93%) E-Commerce
15 69 (7.71%) Unit Testing
16 64 (7.15%) Analytics
17 63 (7.04%) SOA
18 57 (6.37%) Kanban
19 56 (6.26%) Continuous Delivery
20 53 (5.92%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 397 (44.36%) Java
2 360 (40.22%) C#
3 321 (35.87%) JavaScript
4 296 (33.07%) SQL
5 254 (28.38%) C++
6 140 (15.64%) C
7 135 (15.08%) PHP
8 115 (12.85%) Python
9 65 (7.26%) Ruby
9 65 (7.26%) T-SQL
10 54 (6.03%) Embedded C
11 42 (4.69%) Perl
12 39 (4.36%) PL/SQL
13 35 (3.91%) TypeScript
14 26 (2.91%) Embedded C++
15 24 (2.68%) Scala
16 23 (2.57%) Go
17 22 (2.46%) VB.NET
18 21 (2.35%) VB
19 19 (2.12%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 282 (31.51%) Degree
2 52 (5.81%) Computer Science Degree
3 46 (5.14%) Security Cleared
4 25 (2.79%) DV Cleared
5 18 (2.01%) HND
6 17 (1.90%) PhD
7 16 (1.79%) HNC
7 16 (1.79%) Numerate Degree
8 11 (1.23%) ISTQB
9 8 (0.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (0.67%) ISEB
10 6 (0.67%) Sun Certification
11 4 (0.45%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.34%) AWS Certification
12 3 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.22%) CAPM
13 2 (0.22%) MCAD
13 2 (0.22%) MCPD
14 1 (0.11%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (4.80%) QA
2 5 (0.56%) SLA
3 4 (0.45%) WCAG
4 2 (0.22%) GCP
5 1 (0.11%) GDPR
5 1 (0.11%) ISO 13485
5 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.11%) MISRA
5 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 45 (5.03%) Docker
2 40 (4.47%) Firmware
3 20 (2.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (1.79%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.22%) vSphere
7 1 (0.11%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.11%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.11%) etcd
7 1 (0.11%) flannel
7 1 (0.11%) HDFS
7 1 (0.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 38 (4.25%) Opscode Chef
1 38 (4.25%) Puppet
2 30 (3.35%) Ansible
3 16 (1.79%) Kibana
4 14 (1.56%) Terraform
5 6 (0.67%) Packer
6 5 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.45%) Kubernetes
7 4 (0.45%) Nagios
8 2 (0.22%) Capistrano
8 2 (0.22%) Rundeck
8 2 (0.22%) Salt
9 1 (0.11%) Consul
9 1 (0.11%) logstash
9 1 (0.11%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 131 (14.64%) Microsoft
2 65 (7.26%) Oracle
3 41 (4.58%) Google
4 28 (3.13%) Red Hat
5 25 (2.79%) VMware
6 22 (2.46%) Zend
7 20 (2.23%) SAP
8 16 (1.79%) Xamarin
9 12 (1.34%) Atlassian
10 9 (1.01%) Sun
11 7 (0.78%) IBM
12 6 (0.67%) Intel
12 6 (0.67%) Symbian
13 5 (0.56%) Freescale
14 4 (0.45%) Adobe
14 4 (0.45%) CA Agile Central
15 3 (0.34%) Chordiant
15 3 (0.34%) HP
15 3 (0.34%) hybris
15 3 (0.34%) Xilinx
Stockport, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £48000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Consult Resolute Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Great salary
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Innovative Technology Limited
Posted: 32 minutes ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40k - £49k + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
BOSCH Automotive Service Solutions
Salary: £Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Home Working
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cheshire
BOSCH Automotive Service Solutions
Salary: Up to £45,000
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Health Insurance
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Training
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £53,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
BOSCH Automotive Service Solutions
Salary: £Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
onezeero.
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benfits, Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
BOSCH Automotive Service Solutions
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
AWD Recruitment
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000 + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
BOSCH Automotive Service Solutions
Salary: £Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Isle of Man
PokerStars
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Sale, Cheshire
Spier Consulting Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum, Benefits 15% Flex and Company pension
Posted: 4 days ago