Period
to 17 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Tyne and Wear during the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineer
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 38 85 60
Rank change year-on-year +47 -25 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 64 14 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 5.83% 1.26% 3.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.24% 1.30% 3.42%
Number of salaries quoted 42 13 32
Tyne and Wear median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% +14.29% +4.48%
10th Percentile £35,250 £32,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £57,025 £46,250 £48,562
North East median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% +17.65% -2.86%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Tyne and Wear
Permanent vacancies in Tyne and Wear with a recognized job title 1,025 1,080 994
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.35% 97.56% 95.95%
Number of salaries quoted 834 951 828
Tyne and Wear median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,031
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +8.02% +5.80%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £66,463 £63,750 £54,287
North East median annual salary £42,130 £39,065 £37,062
% change year-on-year +7.85% +5.41% -1.17%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings that featured Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Tyne and Wear

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Tyne and Wear.

Salary trend for Software Engineer in Tyne and Wear

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Tyne and Wear over the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in Tyne and Wear

Software Engineer
Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the Tyne and Wear region over the 6 months to 17 January 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +34 51 £46,000 +15.00% 7
Sunderland - 2 £55,000 -
Software Engineer
North East

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Tyne and Wear region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 64 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 31 (48.44%) JavaScript
3 30 (46.88%) Java
4 29 (45.31%) Node.js
5 27 (42.19%) C#
6 24 (37.50%) Linux
7 23 (35.94%) HTML
8 22 (34.38%) Test Automation
8 22 (34.38%) Mentoring
9 20 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
9 20 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
10 19 (29.69%) Python
11 18 (28.13%) MVC
12 17 (26.56%) SQL
12 17 (26.56%) RESTful
13 16 (25.00%) NoSQL
14 15 (23.44%) Unity (Game Engine)
15 14 (21.88%) MongoDB
15 14 (21.88%) Microsoft Azure
15 14 (21.88%) AngularJS
15 14 (21.88%) CSS
16 13 (20.31%) C++
16 13 (20.31%) OO
16 13 (20.31%) Degree
17 12 (18.75%) Microsoft
17 12 (18.75%) C
17 12 (18.75%) OWASP
18 11 (17.19%) QA
19 10 (15.63%) Computer Science
19 10 (15.63%) Windows

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 4 (6.25%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 20 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (21.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (6.25%) Office 365
4 1 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.56%) PaaS
4 1 (1.56%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (25.00%) NoSQL
2 14 (21.88%) MongoDB
3 5 (7.81%) MySQL
4 3 (4.69%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (3.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (12.50%) Selenium
2 4 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 4 (6.25%) Visual Studio
2 4 (6.25%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (3.13%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.56%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (14.06%) Automotive
2 5 (7.81%) Finance
3 2 (3.13%) Electronics
4 1 (1.56%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (45.31%) Node.js
2 23 (35.94%) HTML
3 17 (26.56%) RESTful
4 15 (23.44%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 14 (21.88%) AngularJS
5 14 (21.88%) CSS
6 10 (15.63%) React
7 9 (14.06%) HTML5
8 7 (10.94%) .NET
8 7 (10.94%) ASP.NET
9 5 (7.81%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (7.81%) REST
10 4 (6.25%) OAuth
11 3 (4.69%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (4.69%) jQuery
12 2 (3.13%) .NET Core
12 2 (3.13%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 2 (3.13%) JSON
12 2 (3.13%) STL
12 2 (3.13%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.81%) N-Tier
2 1 (1.56%) 3D Graphics
2 1 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.56%) Private Cloud
2 1 (1.56%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 24 (37.50%) Linux
2 10 (15.63%) Windows
3 3 (4.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.13%) FreeRTOS
5 1 (1.56%) Android
5 1 (1.56%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 22 (34.38%) Mentoring
2 22 (34.38%) Test Automation
3 20 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (28.13%) MVC
5 13 (20.31%) OO
6 12 (18.75%) OWASP
7 10 (15.63%) Computer Science
7 10 (15.63%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (15.63%) Technical Leadership
8 6 (9.38%) TDD
9 5 (7.81%) Coaching
9 5 (7.81%) MVVM
9 5 (7.81%) Open Source
9 5 (7.81%) User Stories
10 4 (6.25%) Computer Vision
10 4 (6.25%) Dependency Injection
10 4 (6.25%) Load Testing
10 4 (6.25%) Machine Learning
10 4 (6.25%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (48.44%) JavaScript
2 30 (46.88%) Java
3 27 (42.19%) C#
4 19 (29.69%) Python
5 17 (26.56%) SQL
6 13 (20.31%) C++
7 12 (18.75%) C
8 2 (3.13%) Embedded C
8 2 (3.13%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.56%) Kotlin
9 1 (1.56%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (20.31%) Degree
2 1 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (17.19%) QA
2 1 (1.56%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (4.69%) Firmware
2 1 (1.56%) Docker
Vendors
1 12 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.81%) NVIDIA