Period
to 2 July 2020

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 2 July 2020.

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
2 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 26 54 100
Rank change year-on-year +28 +46 -25
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 201 205 188
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 7.53% 4.57% 2.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.88% 4.70% 2.90%
Number of salaries quoted 215 203 153
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £40,000 £36,350 £35,000
90th Percentile £65,650 £67,500 £56,250
Yorkshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 2,552 4,366 6,477
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.62% 97.37% 97.18%
Number of salaries quoted 2,181 3,716 5,501
Median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £62,500
Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%

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 2 July 2020.

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 2 July 2020. 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 +18 171 £50,000 - 11
Halifax +19 16 £43,000 -4.44%
Bradford +11 6 £47,500 -7.32% 1
Hebden Bridge - 4 £50,000 -
Wakefield +15 1 £45,000 -14.29%
Software Engineer
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 2 July 2020, 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.

1 192 (95.52%) Software Engineering
2 124 (61.69%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (46.77%) Java
4 88 (43.78%) DevOps
5 81 (40.30%) Python
6 67 (33.33%) Microservices
7 59 (29.35%) Node.js
8 53 (26.37%) JavaScript
9 52 (25.87%) SQL
10 48 (23.88%) AWS
11 47 (23.38%) C#
12 44 (21.89%) Scrum
13 43 (21.39%) Open Source
14 42 (20.90%) Go
15 36 (17.91%) TDD
15 36 (17.91%) .NET
15 36 (17.91%) Scala
16 34 (16.92%) Continuous Integration
17 33 (16.42%) SDLC
18 32 (15.92%) C++
19 31 (15.42%) AngularJS
20 30 (14.93%) React
21 29 (14.43%) Finance
22 26 (12.94%) CSS
22 26 (12.94%) Jenkins
23 25 (12.44%) Git (software)
24 24 (11.94%) JIRA
25 23 (11.44%) Kanban
26 22 (10.95%) Azure
26 22 (10.95%) Windows

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 16 (7.96%) Confluence
2 11 (5.47%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (3.98%) nginx
4 4 (1.99%) CICS
5 3 (1.49%) CMS
6 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Sage 200
1 1 (0.50%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 48 (23.88%) AWS
2 22 (10.95%) Azure
3 19 (9.45%) Serverless
4 9 (4.48%) AWS Lambda
4 9 (4.48%) GCP
5 7 (3.48%) Cloudflare
6 3 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.49%) Amazon ECS
6 3 (1.49%) Amazon SQS
6 3 (1.49%) AWS Fargate
6 3 (1.49%) AWS Step Functions
6 3 (1.49%) GitHub
7 1 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.49%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.99%) RTP
3 3 (1.49%) AMQP
3 3 (1.49%) Skype
4 1 (0.50%) Internet
4 1 (0.50%) Modbus
4 1 (0.50%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.96%) NoSQL
2 16 (7.96%) SQL Server
3 12 (5.97%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (5.47%) Redis
5 7 (3.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 6 (2.99%) MySQL
7 5 (2.49%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.50%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (12.94%) Jenkins
2 25 (12.44%) Git (software)
3 24 (11.94%) JIRA
4 12 (5.97%) Maven
5 11 (5.47%) Selenium
6 9 (4.48%) SoapUI
6 9 (4.48%) Subversion
7 7 (3.48%) IBM UrbanCode
7 7 (3.48%) JUnit
7 7 (3.48%) SpecFlow
8 5 (2.49%) Mercurial
9 4 (1.99%) Cucumber
9 4 (1.99%) MSTest
9 4 (1.99%) NUnit
9 4 (1.99%) Postman
9 4 (1.99%) VersionOne
9 4 (1.99%) WebDriver
10 3 (1.49%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.50%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (0.50%) webpack
General
1 29 (14.43%) Finance
2 16 (7.96%) Banking
3 7 (3.48%) Automotive
3 7 (3.48%) Retail Banking
4 4 (1.99%) Financial Institution
4 4 (1.99%) Marketing
5 3 (1.49%) Games
6 2 (1.00%) Electronics
7 1 (0.50%) Front Office
7 1 (0.50%) Retail
7 1 (0.50%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (29.35%) Node.js
2 36 (17.91%) .NET
3 31 (15.42%) AngularJS
4 30 (14.93%) React
5 26 (12.94%) CSS
6 20 (9.95%) Spring Boot
7 19 (9.45%) Spring
8 17 (8.46%) REST
9 14 (6.97%) jQuery
9 14 (6.97%) RESTful
10 11 (5.47%) ASP.NET
10 11 (5.47%) SOAP
10 11 (5.47%) Web Services
11 10 (4.98%) HTML
11 10 (4.98%) RabbitMQ
12 9 (4.48%) GraphQL
13 8 (3.98%) .NET Core
14 7 (3.48%) ASP.NET MVC
14 7 (3.48%) Entity Framework
14 7 (3.48%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.96%) Mainframe
2 15 (7.46%) Greenfield Project
3 10 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.48%) Cloud Native
4 7 (3.48%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.99%) Data Structures
6 5 (2.49%) Algorithms
7 4 (1.99%) Device Driver
8 3 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.00%) Cyber Defence
9 2 (1.00%) iSeries
10 1 (0.50%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.50%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.50%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (10.95%) Windows
2 11 (5.47%) Windows Server
3 10 (4.98%) Android
3 10 (4.98%) Apple iOS
4 9 (4.48%) Linux
5 4 (1.99%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (95.52%) Software Engineering
2 124 (61.69%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (43.78%) DevOps
4 67 (33.33%) Microservices
5 44 (21.89%) Scrum
6 43 (21.39%) Open Source
7 36 (17.91%) TDD
8 34 (16.92%) Continuous Integration
9 33 (16.42%) SDLC
10 23 (11.44%) Kanban
11 20 (9.95%) MVC
12 19 (9.45%) Problem-Solving
13 17 (8.46%) Test Automation
14 16 (7.96%) OO
14 16 (7.96%) Waterfall
15 12 (5.97%) Collaborative Working
16 9 (4.48%) Decision-Making
17 8 (3.98%) Analytical Thinking
17 8 (3.98%) BDD
17 8 (3.98%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 94 (46.77%) Java
2 81 (40.30%) Python
3 53 (26.37%) JavaScript
4 52 (25.87%) SQL
5 47 (23.38%) C#
6 42 (20.90%) Go
7 36 (17.91%) Scala
8 32 (15.92%) C++
9 15 (7.46%) Kotlin
10 11 (5.47%) Groovy
10 11 (5.47%) PL/SQL
11 9 (4.48%) PHP
12 8 (3.98%) C
13 7 (3.48%) COBOL
13 7 (3.48%) JCL
13 7 (3.48%) REXX
13 7 (3.48%) TypeScript
13 7 (3.48%) VB.NET
14 6 (2.99%) Java 8
15 5 (2.49%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (1.99%) MCP
2 3 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.50%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.47%) QA
System Software
1 17 (8.46%) Docker
Systems Management
1 17 (8.46%) Terraform
2 16 (7.96%) Kubernetes
3 7 (3.48%) CA Service Virtualization
4 6 (2.99%) Ansible
Vendors
1 20 (9.95%) Oracle
2 14 (6.97%) IBM
3 12 (5.97%) Microsoft
3 12 (5.97%) Unisys
4 9 (4.48%) Google
5 7 (3.48%) CA
6 4 (1.99%) NVIDIA
7 3 (1.49%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.50%) Sage
8 1 (0.50%) Xero