Period
to 28 October 2021

The median annual salary for a Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 28 October 2021.

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

Developer
North West > Manchester
6 months to
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 2 1 2
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 1,423 939 2,094
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 25.19% 35.27% 32.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 27.20% 36.72% 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1,132 878 1,792
10th Percentile £33,750 £33,750 £30,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £40,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
75th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £65,000 £63,750
North West median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +5.88%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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
Manchester
Permanent vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 5,232 2,557 6,282
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.63% 96.06% 96.14%
Number of salaries quoted 4,047 2,284 5,112
10th Percentile £31,500 £32,500 £26,750
25th Percentile £40,000 £40,000 £35,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £51,250 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.44% +13.89% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £58,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £72,500 £70,000
North West median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Manchester

Developer
Salary Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Developer in Manchester.

Salary trend for Developer in Manchester

Developer
Salary Histogram in Manchester

Salary distribution for jobs citing Developer in Manchester over the 6 months to 28 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Developer in Manchester

Developer
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 28 October 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
Altrincham +1 13 £40,000 -12.09% 6
Wigan +3 12 £40,000 -25.58% 3
Salford -3 12 £42,500 -5.56% 17
Stockport -10 11 £52,500 +5.00% 12
Bolton -13 7 £49,000 +15.29% 10
Ashton-under-Lyne - 4 £40,000 - 1
Rochdale +1 2 £40,000 +18.93% 1
Bury -6 2 £32,500 -25.29% 2
Oldham -3 1 - - 3
Stalybridge - 1 - -
Developer
North West

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 October 2021, Developer 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 Manchester region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 646 (45.40%) JavaScript
2 610 (42.87%) Agile Software Development
3 394 (27.69%) SQL
4 386 (27.13%) .NET
5 377 (26.49%) React
6 345 (24.24%) C#
7 312 (21.93%) Azure
8 311 (21.86%) Java
9 292 (20.52%) CSS
10 286 (20.10%) Greenfield Project
11 281 (19.75%) AngularJS
12 262 (18.41%) Software Engineering
13 256 (17.99%) AWS
14 255 (17.92%) HTML
15 246 (17.29%) Docker
15 246 (17.29%) DevOps
16 243 (17.08%) Git (software)
17 240 (16.87%) SQL Server
18 237 (16.65%) TDD
18 237 (16.65%) Microservices
19 234 (16.44%) MVC
20 210 (14.76%) Spring
21 208 (14.62%) PHP
22 204 (14.34%) Node.js
23 201 (14.13%) Full Stack Development
24 186 (13.07%) Social Skills
25 180 (12.65%) MySQL
26 177 (12.44%) Scrum
27 175 (12.30%) Front End Development
28 169 (11.88%) RESTful

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 35 (2.46%) CMS
2 21 (1.48%) SharePoint
3 20 (1.41%) nginx
4 18 (1.26%) WordPress
5 17 (1.19%) SAS
6 14 (0.98%) Drupal
6 14 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
7 13 (0.91%) Apache Solr
7 13 (0.91%) Umbraco
8 9 (0.63%) Apache
8 9 (0.63%) JBoss
9 6 (0.42%) IIS
9 6 (0.42%) Kentico
10 5 (0.35%) Confluence
11 4 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 4 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.28%) ColdFusion
11 4 (0.28%) EPiServer
11 4 (0.28%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (0.63%) MS Visio
2 7 (0.49%) Figma
2 7 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.49%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.070%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 13 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
2 7 (0.49%) Magento
3 5 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.14%) IBM Planning Analytics
4 2 (0.14%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.14%) Social Studio
5 1 (0.070%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.070%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.070%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.070%) Orchard Housing
5 1 (0.070%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.070%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.070%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.070%) Shopify
5 1 (0.070%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 312 (21.93%) Azure
2 256 (17.99%) AWS
3 97 (6.82%) SaaS
4 83 (5.83%) Serverless
5 65 (4.57%) Power Platform
6 43 (3.02%) GitHub
6 43 (3.02%) npm
7 39 (2.74%) GCP
8 29 (2.04%) Dynamics 365
9 27 (1.90%) AWS Lambda
10 21 (1.48%) Azure Service Bus
11 20 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
12 18 (1.26%) Firebase
13 17 (1.19%) Microsoft 365
14 15 (1.05%) OpenShift
15 11 (0.77%) iPaaS
16 10 (0.70%) Amazon S3
16 10 (0.70%) Apigee
17 9 (0.63%) IaaS
17 9 (0.63%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (3.65%) HTTP
2 26 (1.83%) AMQP
3 12 (0.84%) TCP/IP
4 11 (0.77%) Modbus
5 3 (0.21%) DNS
5 3 (0.21%) Intranet
5 3 (0.21%) SSH
5 3 (0.21%) SSL
6 1 (0.070%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 240 (16.87%) SQL Server
2 180 (12.65%) MySQL
3 86 (6.04%) NoSQL
4 74 (5.20%) MongoDB
5 55 (3.87%) Power BI
6 54 (3.79%) Relational Database
7 53 (3.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 51 (3.58%) Data Warehouse
9 44 (3.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 40 (2.81%) PostgreSQL
10 40 (2.81%) Redis
11 35 (2.46%) Big Data
12 23 (1.62%) Apache Accumulo
12 23 (1.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 15 (1.05%) Blockchain
14 12 (0.84%) Tableau
15 10 (0.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 9 (0.63%) Data Lake
16 9 (0.63%) RDBMS
17 8 (0.56%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 243 (17.08%) Git (software)
2 103 (7.24%) Jenkins
3 51 (3.58%) webpack
4 49 (3.44%) Maven
5 46 (3.23%) JUnit
6 36 (2.53%) gulp
7 28 (1.97%) JIRA
8 26 (1.83%) Gradle
8 26 (1.83%) Visual Studio
9 21 (1.48%) Subversion
10 17 (1.19%) Cypress.io
11 16 (1.12%) CircleCI
12 12 (0.84%) Bitbucket
12 12 (0.84%) Mockito
12 12 (0.84%) SonarQube
12 12 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (0.77%) Android Studio
13 11 (0.77%) TestNG
14 10 (0.70%) PHPUnit
14 10 (0.70%) TeamCity
General
1 186 (13.07%) Social Skills
2 143 (10.05%) Finance
3 58 (4.08%) Law
4 50 (3.51%) Games
5 49 (3.44%) Analytical Skills
6 46 (3.23%) Retail
7 45 (3.16%) Public Sector
8 34 (2.39%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 34 (2.39%) Marketing
9 22 (1.55%) French Language
9 22 (1.55%) Legal
10 16 (1.12%) Presentation Skills
11 14 (0.98%) Electronics
12 10 (0.70%) Banking
13 8 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
13 8 (0.56%) Retail Finance
14 7 (0.49%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.28%) Advertising
15 4 (0.28%) Manufacturing
15 4 (0.28%) Organisational Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 386 (27.13%) .NET
2 377 (26.49%) React
3 292 (20.52%) CSS
4 281 (19.75%) AngularJS
5 255 (17.92%) HTML
6 210 (14.76%) Spring
7 204 (14.34%) Node.js
8 169 (11.88%) RESTful
9 155 (10.89%) REST
10 144 (10.12%) .NET Core
11 139 (9.77%) jQuery
12 113 (7.94%) Vue.js
13 106 (7.45%) Kafka
14 99 (6.96%) Spring Boot
15 97 (6.82%) ASP.NET
16 86 (6.04%) .NET Framework
17 83 (5.83%) Web Services
18 64 (4.50%) GraphQL
19 59 (4.15%) Symfony
20 55 (3.87%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 286 (20.10%) Greenfield Project
2 100 (7.03%) User Experience
3 66 (4.64%) Mobile App
4 43 (3.02%) Data Protection Act
5 30 (2.11%) e-Learning
6 28 (1.97%) Virtual Team
7 26 (1.83%) Cloud Native
8 25 (1.76%) Self-Motivation
9 23 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
10 20 (1.41%) Reinsurance
10 20 (1.41%) Social Media
11 17 (1.19%) Data Structures
12 16 (1.12%) Tandem
13 15 (1.05%) Legacy Systems
14 14 (0.98%) Client/Server
14 14 (0.98%) Legacy Applications
15 13 (0.91%) Legacy Code
16 11 (0.77%) Wiki
17 10 (0.70%) NHS
18 9 (0.63%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 115 (8.08%) Linux
2 58 (4.08%) Android
3 55 (3.87%) Apple iOS
4 27 (1.90%) Windows
5 15 (1.05%) Unix
6 5 (0.35%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.14%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.070%) AIX
8 1 (0.070%) CentOS
8 1 (0.070%) VME
8 1 (0.070%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.070%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.070%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 610 (42.87%) Agile Software Development
2 262 (18.41%) Software Engineering
3 246 (17.29%) DevOps
4 237 (16.65%) Microservices
4 237 (16.65%) TDD
5 234 (16.44%) MVC
6 201 (14.13%) Full Stack Development
7 177 (12.44%) Scrum
8 175 (12.30%) Front End Development
9 153 (10.75%) Mentoring
10 121 (8.50%) E-Commerce
11 119 (8.36%) Continuous Integration
12 110 (7.73%) BDD
13 102 (7.17%) Problem-Solving
14 99 (6.96%) OOP
15 93 (6.54%) Web Development
16 90 (6.32%) Open Source
17 89 (6.25%) Fintech
18 86 (6.04%) Test Automation
19 81 (5.69%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 646 (45.40%) JavaScript
2 394 (27.69%) SQL
3 345 (24.24%) C#
4 311 (21.86%) Java
5 208 (14.62%) PHP
6 157 (11.03%) TypeScript
7 101 (7.10%) Go
8 99 (6.96%) Java 8
9 82 (5.76%) Python
10 67 (4.71%) T-SQL
11 40 (2.81%) Apple Swift
11 40 (2.81%) C++
11 40 (2.81%) Kotlin
11 40 (2.81%) VB
12 37 (2.60%) ES6
13 23 (1.62%) Java 11
13 23 (1.62%) PowerShell
14 21 (1.48%) Ruby
14 21 (1.48%) Tcl
15 17 (1.19%) C
Qualifications
1 78 (5.48%) Security Cleared
2 68 (4.78%) SC Cleared
3 59 (4.15%) Degree
4 16 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (0.63%) DBS Check
6 5 (0.35%) DV Cleared
6 5 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.14%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.070%) CEH
8 1 (0.070%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (2.81%) QA
2 8 (0.56%) GDPR
3 7 (0.49%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.42%) Accessibility
5 1 (0.070%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.070%) PMO
System Software
1 246 (17.29%) Docker
2 3 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.14%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.070%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 114 (8.01%) Terraform
2 75 (5.27%) Kubernetes
3 29 (2.04%) Ansible
4 23 (1.62%) Puppet
5 4 (0.28%) Rancher
6 3 (0.21%) Control-M
6 3 (0.21%) HAProxy
6 3 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.21%) Packer
6 3 (0.21%) Prometheus
7 2 (0.14%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 2 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.070%) Kibana
8 1 (0.070%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 147 (10.33%) Microsoft
2 114 (8.01%) Oracle
3 54 (3.79%) Zend
4 44 (3.09%) ServiceNow
5 35 (2.46%) Google
6 14 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
7 11 (0.77%) Apple
7 11 (0.77%) BMC
7 11 (0.77%) HP
7 11 (0.77%) Ivanti
7 11 (0.77%) SAP
8 10 (0.70%) MuleSoft
9 7 (0.49%) IBM
10 6 (0.42%) Adobe
10 6 (0.42%) VMware
11 5 (0.35%) Dell
11 5 (0.35%) Rackspace
11 5 (0.35%) Sitecore
11 5 (0.35%) Sun
11 5 (0.35%) Talend