Period
to 9 May 2021

The median annual salary for a Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 9 May 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
9 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 2 1 2
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 1,084 1,530 1,834
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 28.51% 35.13% 29.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 29.80% 36.57% 30.91%
Number of salaries quoted 971 1,340 1,569
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,500 £29,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £34,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
75th Percentile £59,000 £57,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £63,750 £65,000
North West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +7.41%

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 3,637 4,184 5,933
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.66% 96.07% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 3,124 3,391 4,788
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,964 £26,250
25th Percentile £38,115 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
75th Percentile £63,750 £61,250 £60,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £72,500
North West median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%

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 9 May 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 9 May 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
Bolton 0 30 £45,000 -5.26% 11
Altrincham -4 24 £35,000 -20.00% 6
Stockport -3 22 £58,750 +30.56% 11
Bury 0 14 £30,000 +23.71% 4
Oldham -2 5 £50,000 +42.86% 2
Wigan +3 4 £44,750 +27.86% 4
Cheadle -5 3 £52,500 +16.67% 6
Salford -8 2 £36,250 -24.48% 15
Rochdale +2 1 £34,000 -24.44% 1
Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 9 May 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.

1 558 (51.48%) JavaScript
2 382 (35.24%) Agile Software Development
3 341 (31.46%) SQL
4 310 (28.60%) HTML
5 309 (28.51%) CSS
6 308 (28.41%) C#
7 289 (26.66%) .NET
8 263 (24.26%) React
9 255 (23.52%) MVC
10 246 (22.69%) PHP
11 214 (19.74%) AngularJS
12 213 (19.65%) SQL Server
13 206 (19.00%) Azure
14 184 (16.97%) AWS
15 179 (16.51%) Node.js
16 176 (16.24%) Git (software)
16 176 (16.24%) Docker
17 162 (14.94%) DevOps
17 162 (14.94%) TDD
18 160 (14.76%) Software Engineering
18 160 (14.76%) Java
19 159 (14.67%) MySQL
20 149 (13.75%) Front End Development
21 133 (12.27%) Vue.js
22 131 (12.08%) Social Skills
23 130 (11.99%) Microservices
23 130 (11.99%) E-Commerce
23 130 (11.99%) Laravel
24 129 (11.90%) jQuery
25 121 (11.16%) Linux

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 64 (5.90%) CMS
2 38 (3.51%) WordPress
3 19 (1.75%) Sitecore CMS
4 16 (1.48%) Confluence
4 16 (1.48%) EPiServer
4 16 (1.48%) Umbraco
5 15 (1.38%) IIS
6 12 (1.11%) Apache
7 10 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
7 10 (0.92%) Kentico
8 9 (0.83%) Apache Spark
9 8 (0.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 8 (0.74%) SharePoint
10 7 (0.65%) nginx
11 6 (0.55%) Apache Solr
11 6 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.46%) Drupal
12 5 (0.46%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.37%) IBM Domino
13 4 (0.37%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.55%) Adobe XD
2 6 (0.55%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.18%) PrintSoft PReS
5 1 (0.092%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 18 (1.66%) Magento
2 10 (0.92%) nopCommerce
3 9 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.55%) Shopify
5 5 (0.46%) Elite 3E
5 5 (0.46%) OpenCart
6 3 (0.28%) Visualfiles
7 1 (0.092%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.092%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.092%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.092%) SDL Web 8
7 1 (0.092%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.092%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 206 (19.00%) Azure
2 184 (16.97%) AWS
3 47 (4.34%) Power Platform
4 44 (4.06%) SaaS
5 36 (3.32%) GCP
6 33 (3.04%) Serverless
7 16 (1.48%) AWS Lambda
8 15 (1.38%) GitHub
9 12 (1.11%) npm
10 11 (1.01%) Dynamics 365
11 10 (0.92%) Azure Data Factory
11 10 (0.92%) Azure Service Fabric
12 9 (0.83%) Azure Service Bus
13 8 (0.74%) Firebase
13 8 (0.74%) PaaS
14 7 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
15 6 (0.55%) Azure Functions
15 6 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
15 6 (0.55%) IaaS
15 6 (0.55%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (0.83%) Network Security
2 6 (0.55%) Internet
3 4 (0.37%) HTTP
4 2 (0.18%) Asterisk PBX
4 2 (0.18%) PSTN
4 2 (0.18%) SSH
4 2 (0.18%) VoIP
5 1 (0.092%) Extranet
5 1 (0.092%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 213 (19.65%) SQL Server
2 159 (14.67%) MySQL
3 74 (6.83%) MongoDB
4 58 (5.35%) NoSQL
5 53 (4.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 45 (4.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 41 (3.78%) Power BI
8 40 (3.69%) Data Warehouse
9 32 (2.95%) PostgreSQL
10 21 (1.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 20 (1.85%) SQL Server 2016
12 16 (1.48%) Relational Database
13 15 (1.38%) Azure SQL Database
13 15 (1.38%) Big Data
14 12 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
15 10 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
16 9 (0.83%) GIS
16 9 (0.83%) Hadoop
16 9 (0.83%) OLTP
17 8 (0.74%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 176 (16.24%) Git (software)
2 36 (3.32%) JIRA
3 32 (2.95%) Jenkins
4 30 (2.77%) Visual Studio
5 22 (2.03%) gulp
5 22 (2.03%) webpack
6 19 (1.75%) Gradle
7 18 (1.66%) Cucumber
8 17 (1.57%) Bitbucket
8 17 (1.57%) Vagrant
9 15 (1.38%) IntelliJ
9 15 (1.38%) Selenium
10 14 (1.29%) JUnit
11 13 (1.20%) GitLab
11 13 (1.20%) MSTest
11 13 (1.20%) Subversion
11 13 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (0.92%) Maven
13 9 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 8 (0.74%) Eclipse
General
1 131 (12.08%) Social Skills
2 93 (8.58%) Finance
3 61 (5.63%) Retail
4 45 (4.15%) Law
5 43 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
6 24 (2.21%) Games
7 21 (1.94%) Legal
7 21 (1.94%) Public Sector
8 18 (1.66%) Marketing
8 18 (1.66%) Telecoms
9 16 (1.48%) Banking
10 12 (1.11%) Manufacturing
11 10 (0.92%) Multimedia
12 8 (0.74%) Electronics
13 7 (0.65%) Automotive
13 7 (0.65%) Back Office
13 7 (0.65%) Organisational Skills
14 6 (0.55%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.46%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 310 (28.60%) HTML
2 309 (28.51%) CSS
3 289 (26.66%) .NET
4 263 (24.26%) React
5 214 (19.74%) AngularJS
6 179 (16.51%) Node.js
7 133 (12.27%) Vue.js
8 130 (11.99%) Laravel
9 129 (11.90%) jQuery
10 118 (10.89%) .NET Core
10 118 (10.89%) REST
11 108 (9.96%) ASP.NET
11 108 (9.96%) HTML5
12 93 (8.58%) CSS3
13 92 (8.49%) Web Services
14 90 (8.30%) Symfony
15 83 (7.66%) .NET Framework
16 72 (6.64%) RESTful
17 60 (5.54%) Spring
18 57 (5.26%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 106 (9.78%) Greenfield Project
2 71 (6.55%) User Experience
3 61 (5.63%) Mobile App
4 19 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
5 15 (1.38%) Cloud Native
6 14 (1.29%) NHS
7 12 (1.11%) Algorithms
7 12 (1.11%) Data Structures
7 12 (1.11%) e-Learning
8 11 (1.01%) Blog
9 9 (0.83%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (0.55%) Driving Licence
10 6 (0.55%) iPad
11 5 (0.46%) Enterprise Cloud
12 4 (0.37%) Animation
12 4 (0.37%) Hybrid Cloud
12 4 (0.37%) Video Conferencing
13 3 (0.28%) Acoustics
13 3 (0.28%) Management Information System
13 3 (0.28%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 121 (11.16%) Linux
2 38 (3.51%) Android
3 34 (3.14%) Windows
4 33 (3.04%) Apple iOS
5 14 (1.29%) Windows Server
6 10 (0.92%) Unix
7 5 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.37%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.28%) CentOS
10 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2016
10 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 382 (35.24%) Agile Software Development
2 255 (23.52%) MVC
3 162 (14.94%) DevOps
3 162 (14.94%) TDD
4 160 (14.76%) Software Engineering
5 149 (13.75%) Front End Development
6 130 (11.99%) E-Commerce
6 130 (11.99%) Microservices
7 111 (10.24%) Problem-Solving
8 107 (9.87%) OOP
9 102 (9.41%) Web Development
10 93 (8.58%) Scrum
11 88 (8.12%) OO
12 69 (6.37%) Business Intelligence
13 58 (5.35%) Continuous Integration
14 55 (5.07%) ETL
14 55 (5.07%) Test Automation
15 52 (4.80%) Fintech
16 48 (4.43%) Unit Testing
17 47 (4.34%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 558 (51.48%) JavaScript
2 341 (31.46%) SQL
3 308 (28.41%) C#
4 246 (22.69%) PHP
5 160 (14.76%) Java
6 106 (9.78%) TypeScript
7 98 (9.04%) Python
8 73 (6.73%) T-SQL
9 67 (6.18%) Go
10 35 (3.23%) ES6
11 27 (2.49%) Ruby
12 24 (2.21%) C++
13 16 (1.48%) Kotlin
14 14 (1.29%) Groovy
15 11 (1.01%) PHP 7
16 10 (0.92%) Java 8
16 10 (0.92%) PL/SQL
16 10 (0.92%) PowerShell
16 10 (0.92%) VB
17 8 (0.74%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 61 (5.63%) Degree
2 22 (2.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (1.48%) Security Cleared
4 13 (1.20%) SC Cleared
5 10 (0.92%) PhD
6 6 (0.55%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.18%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.092%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.092%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.092%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (3.41%) QA
2 14 (1.29%) Data Quality
3 10 (0.92%) WAI
4 9 (0.83%) GDPR
5 8 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.37%) WCAG
7 2 (0.18%) Basel III
7 2 (0.18%) COREP
7 2 (0.18%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.092%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.092%) SLA
System Software
1 176 (16.24%) Docker
2 3 (0.28%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.28%) KVM
2 3 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 85 (7.84%) Kubernetes
2 50 (4.61%) Terraform
3 19 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (1.38%) Packer
5 7 (0.65%) Puppet
6 5 (0.46%) Ansible
6 5 (0.46%) HP Fortify
7 3 (0.28%) Grafana
7 3 (0.28%) Prometheus
8 2 (0.18%) Consul
8 2 (0.18%) Graphite
8 2 (0.18%) Opsview
9 1 (0.092%) Kibana
9 1 (0.092%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.092%) Salt
Vendors
1 95 (8.76%) Microsoft
2 70 (6.46%) Zend
3 31 (2.86%) Oracle
4 28 (2.58%) Google
5 24 (2.21%) Sitecore
6 16 (1.48%) Atlassian
7 14 (1.29%) Adobe
8 12 (1.11%) Apple
8 12 (1.11%) Aquila
8 12 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (0.74%) SAP
10 5 (0.46%) HP
10 5 (0.46%) Xamarin
11 4 (0.37%) Ab Initio
11 4 (0.37%) AppDynamics
12 3 (0.28%) Informatica
12 3 (0.28%) Red Hat
12 3 (0.28%) VMware
13 2 (0.18%) Blue Prism
13 2 (0.18%) PayPal