Period
to 20 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 20 January 2021.

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

Software Engineer
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 29 47 78
Rank change year-on-year +18 +31 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 161 196 161
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 7.28% 4.83% 3.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.47% 4.98% 3.48%
Number of salaries quoted 204 188 160
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £42,500 £38,750 £36,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £77,500 £62,303
Yorkshire median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -10.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire. 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
West Yorkshire
Permanent vacancies in West Yorkshire with a recognized job title 2,155 3,937 4,629
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.42% 96.99% 97.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1,852 3,362 3,937
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,633
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +3.13% +2.67%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £62,500
Yorkshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

Job postings that featured Software Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in West Yorkshire

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Engineer in West Yorkshire.

Salary trend for Software Engineer in West Yorkshire

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Engineer in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 20 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in West Yorkshire

Software Engineer
Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 20 January 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
Leeds +18 155 £52,500 -4.55% 23
Wakefield +15 2 £37,500 -16.67%
Bradford +12 2 £52,500 -16.00% 1
Halifax +8 2 £75,000 - 1
Software Engineer
Yorkshire

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 January 2021, 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 West Yorkshire region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 160 (99.38%) Software Engineering
2 129 (80.12%) Java
3 109 (67.70%) SQL
4 97 (60.25%) Python
5 92 (57.14%) NoSQL
6 79 (49.07%) C#
7 70 (43.48%) AWS
8 69 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
9 67 (41.61%) JavaScript
10 66 (40.99%) Degree
11 60 (37.27%) Git (software)
12 56 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
13 50 (31.06%) OO
14 48 (29.81%) Subversion
14 48 (29.81%) Mercurial
15 47 (29.19%) Node.js
15 47 (29.19%) C++
16 44 (27.33%) Big Data
17 43 (26.71%) TDD
18 42 (26.09%) Mathematics
18 42 (26.09%) Numerate Degree
19 36 (22.36%) PostgreSQL
20 35 (21.74%) RabbitMQ
21 34 (21.12%) Redis
22 33 (20.50%) nginx
22 33 (20.50%) Elasticsearch
23 28 (17.39%) Jenkins
23 28 (17.39%) Docker
23 28 (17.39%) Azure
24 26 (16.15%) Test Automation

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 33 (20.50%) Elasticsearch
1 33 (20.50%) nginx
2 3 (1.86%) CMS
2 3 (1.86%) Headless CMS
2 3 (1.86%) Umbraco
2 3 (1.86%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.24%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.24%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.62%) JBoss
4 1 (0.62%) Jetty
4 1 (0.62%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.62%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 70 (43.48%) AWS
2 28 (17.39%) Azure
3 19 (11.80%) GCP
4 15 (9.32%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (2.48%) Serverless
6 3 (1.86%) SaaS
7 1 (0.62%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.62%) AMQP
1 1 (0.62%) Bluetooth
1 1 (0.62%) GSM
1 1 (0.62%) Internet
1 1 (0.62%) Wireless
1 1 (0.62%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (57.14%) NoSQL
2 44 (27.33%) Big Data
3 36 (22.36%) PostgreSQL
4 34 (21.12%) Redis
5 4 (2.48%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.48%) MySQL
6 3 (1.86%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.24%) SQL Server
8 1 (0.62%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.62%) Riak
Development Applications
1 60 (37.27%) Git (software)
2 48 (29.81%) Mercurial
2 48 (29.81%) Subversion
3 28 (17.39%) Jenkins
4 6 (3.73%) Maven
5 4 (2.48%) JUnit
6 3 (1.86%) Babel
6 3 (1.86%) Cucumber
6 3 (1.86%) webpack
7 2 (1.24%) git-flow
7 2 (1.24%) GitLab
7 2 (1.24%) Gradle
7 2 (1.24%) SonarQube
7 2 (1.24%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.62%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.62%) Postman
8 1 (0.62%) Selenium
8 1 (0.62%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.62%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.62%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (6.21%) Marketing
2 4 (2.48%) Public Sector
3 3 (1.86%) Electronics
4 2 (1.24%) Banking
4 2 (1.24%) Games
5 1 (0.62%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (29.19%) Node.js
2 35 (21.74%) RabbitMQ
3 15 (9.32%) AngularJS
3 15 (9.32%) Vue.js
4 14 (8.70%) Spring
5 13 (8.07%) Spring Boot
6 10 (6.21%) .NET
7 7 (4.35%) RESTful
8 5 (3.11%) .NET Core
8 5 (3.11%) React
9 4 (2.48%) ASP.NET
9 4 (2.48%) Kafka
10 3 (1.86%) ASP.NET Core
10 3 (1.86%) Flutter
10 3 (1.86%) HTML
10 3 (1.86%) React Native
10 3 (1.86%) WPF
11 2 (1.24%) GraphQL
11 2 (1.24%) J2EE
11 2 (1.24%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 24 (14.91%) Algorithms
1 24 (14.91%) Data Structures
2 9 (5.59%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (1.86%) User Experience
4 2 (1.24%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.24%) Video\Live Streaming
5 1 (0.62%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.86%) Android
1 3 (1.86%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.24%) Linux
2 2 (1.24%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (99.38%) Software Engineering
2 69 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
3 56 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (31.06%) OO
5 43 (26.71%) TDD
6 42 (26.09%) Mathematics
7 26 (16.15%) Test Automation
8 25 (15.53%) Decision-Making
9 23 (14.29%) DevOps
10 16 (9.94%) Unit Testing
11 15 (9.32%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
11 15 (9.32%) OOP
11 15 (9.32%) SOLID
12 14 (8.70%) Microservices
13 12 (7.45%) Mentoring
14 10 (6.21%) Scrum
15 5 (3.11%) Multithreading
15 5 (3.11%) Problem-Solving
15 5 (3.11%) Software Testing
16 4 (2.48%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 129 (80.12%) Java
2 109 (67.70%) SQL
3 97 (60.25%) Python
4 79 (49.07%) C#
5 67 (41.61%) JavaScript
6 47 (29.19%) C++
7 18 (11.18%) Go
8 16 (9.94%) Kotlin
9 15 (9.32%) Ruby
9 15 (9.32%) Scala
10 7 (4.35%) C
11 6 (3.73%) Embedded C
12 5 (3.11%) Embedded C++
13 3 (1.86%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.62%) PHP
Qualifications
1 66 (40.99%) Degree
2 42 (26.09%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.48%) QA
System Software
1 28 (17.39%) Docker
Systems Management
1 26 (16.15%) Ansible
2 25 (15.53%) Kubernetes
3 18 (11.18%) Terraform
4 1 (0.62%) Cobbler
4 1 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.62%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (2.48%) Oracle
1 4 (2.48%) Xamarin
2 1 (0.62%) IBM
2 1 (0.62%) TIBCO