Period
to 17 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester 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.

Developer
North West > Manchester
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 2,153 2,607 2,790
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 31.71% 35.09% 37.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 32.85% 36.11% 38.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1,902 2,340 2,545
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £29,750 £27,500 £25,850
90th Percentile £65,000 £58,750 £58,750
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +2.56%

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 6,555 7,220 7,233
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.55% 97.19% 97.19%
Number of salaries quoted 5,512 5,982 6,244
Manchester median annual salary £45,750 £44,471 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.88% +4.64% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,001 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £66,250 £62,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Manchester

Developer
Salary Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Developer in Manchester.

Salary trend for Developer in Manchester

Developer
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Manchester over the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

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 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
Altrincham -7 97 £45,000 +5.88% 26
Stockport 0 88 £45,000 +12.50% 17
Salford 0 44 £42,500 +6.25% 14
Bolton 0 42 £37,500 - 12
Wigan -3 36 £40,000 +6.67% 8
Bury +2 22 £47,500 +26.67% 10
Oldham -1 10 £42,500 +10.39% 1
Cheadle -2 10 £38,000 +1.33% 6
Rochdale +10 5 £35,000 -30.00% 6
Ashton-under-Lyne - 5 £35,000 - 1
Sale -9 4 £38,250 -10.00% 1
Heywood -6 2 £30,250 +55.13% 3
Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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 1,037 (48.17%) C#
2 1,005 (46.68%) .NET
3 1,003 (46.59%) JavaScript
4 974 (45.24%) Agile Software Development
5 835 (38.78%) HTML
6 795 (36.93%) CSS
7 718 (33.35%) MVC
8 699 (32.47%) SQL Server
9 614 (28.52%) ASP.NET
10 613 (28.47%) AngularJS
11 487 (22.62%) TDD
12 474 (22.02%) SQL
13 440 (20.44%) ASP.NET MVC
14 392 (18.21%) Java
15 347 (16.12%) Git (software)
16 345 (16.02%) ASP.NET Web API
17 336 (15.61%) Microsoft
18 332 (15.42%) RESTful
19 321 (14.91%) React
20 319 (14.82%) PHP
21 318 (14.77%) Continuous Integration
22 317 (14.72%) Finance
23 296 (13.75%) Scrum
24 295 (13.70%) Microsoft Azure
25 268 (12.45%) Node.js
26 266 (12.35%) HTML5
27 262 (12.17%) MySQL
28 258 (11.98%) Greenfield Project
29 255 (11.84%) Front End Development
30 254 (11.80%) jQuery

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
1 100 (4.64%) Elasticsearch
2 71 (3.30%) CMS
3 55 (2.55%) Apache
4 49 (2.28%) WordPress
5 29 (1.35%) IIS
6 24 (1.11%) Tomcat
7 22 (1.02%) Drupal
8 17 (0.79%) Confluence
9 15 (0.70%) Umbraco
10 14 (0.65%) SharePoint
11 11 (0.51%) nginx
12 10 (0.46%) Apache Spark
13 8 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 7 (0.33%) WebLogic
15 6 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
15 6 (0.28%) Sitefinity
16 5 (0.23%) Cloud Foundry
16 5 (0.23%) IBM Domino
16 5 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 4 (0.19%) SAS
Applications
1 39 (1.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (1.02%) Photoshop
3 20 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
4 11 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
5 6 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.093%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.046%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.046%) InVision
Business Applications
1 51 (2.37%) Magento
2 13 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
3 12 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
4 10 (0.46%) Payment Gateway
5 9 (0.42%) osCommerce
6 4 (0.19%) Temenos T24
7 3 (0.14%) Maximo
7 3 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 3 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (0.093%) Elite 3E
8 2 (0.093%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.046%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.046%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.046%) Sage 200
9 1 (0.046%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.046%) SAP MII
9 1 (0.046%) Shopify
9 1 (0.046%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 295 (13.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 153 (7.11%) Amazon AWS
3 39 (1.81%) GitHub
4 29 (1.35%) Google Play
4 29 (1.35%) SaaS
5 25 (1.16%) npm
6 22 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
7 14 (0.65%) Serverless
8 12 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
8 12 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (0.51%) NuGet
10 6 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
10 6 (0.28%) Firebase
10 6 (0.28%) Google Analytics
11 4 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.19%) BrowserStack
11 4 (0.19%) Yarn
12 3 (0.14%) Office 365
12 3 (0.14%) PaaS
13 2 (0.093%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 94 (4.37%) Internet
2 52 (2.42%) HTTP
3 30 (1.39%) Broadband
4 15 (0.70%) SSL
5 14 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
6 11 (0.51%) Bluetooth
7 8 (0.37%) Intranet
8 6 (0.28%) VoIP
9 5 (0.23%) AMQP
10 3 (0.14%) Skype
11 2 (0.093%) IPv6
12 1 (0.046%) Ethernet
12 1 (0.046%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 699 (32.47%) SQL Server
2 262 (12.17%) MySQL
3 247 (11.47%) SQL Server 2016
4 197 (9.15%) NoSQL
5 134 (6.22%) MongoDB
6 121 (5.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 104 (4.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 98 (4.55%) Relational Database
9 65 (3.02%) Data Warehouse
10 54 (2.51%) PostgreSQL
11 48 (2.23%) Power BI
12 40 (1.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 35 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
14 34 (1.58%) Big Data
15 33 (1.53%) Redis
16 26 (1.21%) RavenDB
17 17 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
18 16 (0.74%) CockroachDB
18 16 (0.74%) RDBMS
19 12 (0.56%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 347 (16.12%) Git (software)
2 127 (5.90%) Visual Studio
3 75 (3.48%) Subversion
4 73 (3.39%) gulp
5 66 (3.07%) JIRA
6 56 (2.60%) Grunt
7 55 (2.55%) webpack
8 50 (2.32%) NUnit
8 50 (2.32%) Team Foundation Server
9 44 (2.04%) Jenkins
10 39 (1.81%) Maven
11 38 (1.76%) Selenium
12 36 (1.67%) MSTest
13 27 (1.25%) Cucumber
14 25 (1.16%) Gradle
14 25 (1.16%) Mercurial
15 24 (1.11%) GitLab
15 24 (1.11%) TeamCity
16 23 (1.07%) Bitbucket
17 22 (1.02%) JUnit
General
1 317 (14.72%) Finance
2 165 (7.66%) Games
3 84 (3.90%) Retail
4 82 (3.81%) Marketing
5 53 (2.46%) Legal
6 50 (2.32%) Telecoms
7 47 (2.18%) Advertising
8 41 (1.90%) Banking
9 32 (1.49%) Manufacturing
10 22 (1.02%) Law
11 21 (0.98%) Electronics
12 14 (0.65%) Financial Institution
12 14 (0.65%) Publishing
13 13 (0.60%) Investment Banking
14 8 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
15 7 (0.33%) Automotive
15 7 (0.33%) Back Office
16 5 (0.23%) Multimedia
17 3 (0.14%) Music Industry
18 2 (0.093%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,005 (46.68%) .NET
2 835 (38.78%) HTML
3 795 (36.93%) CSS
4 614 (28.52%) ASP.NET
5 613 (28.47%) AngularJS
6 440 (20.44%) ASP.NET MVC
7 345 (16.02%) ASP.NET Web API
8 332 (15.42%) RESTful
9 321 (14.91%) React
10 268 (12.45%) Node.js
11 266 (12.35%) HTML5
12 254 (11.80%) jQuery
13 194 (9.01%) CSS3
14 187 (8.69%) .NET Framework
15 178 (8.27%) .NET Core
16 161 (7.48%) Web Services
17 160 (7.43%) Spring
18 156 (7.25%) XML
19 153 (7.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 149 (6.92%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Miscellaneous
1 258 (11.98%) Greenfield Project
2 194 (9.01%) User Experience
3 113 (5.25%) Mobile App
4 101 (4.69%) Fintech
5 90 (4.18%) Analytical Skills
6 64 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
7 41 (1.90%) Self-Motivation
8 36 (1.67%) Algorithms
9 27 (1.25%) Social Media
10 26 (1.21%) iPhone
11 25 (1.16%) Tandem
12 24 (1.11%) BBC
12 24 (1.11%) Data Structures
12 24 (1.11%) Social Network
13 21 (0.98%) Blog
14 18 (0.84%) Derivative
15 15 (0.70%) Online Banking
16 13 (0.60%) Animation
16 13 (0.60%) NHS
17 9 (0.42%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 97 (4.51%) Android
2 83 (3.86%) Linux
3 79 (3.67%) Apple iOS
4 52 (2.42%) Windows
5 16 (0.74%) Unix
6 8 (0.37%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.19%) AIX
8 3 (0.14%) watchOS
9 2 (0.093%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.093%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.046%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.046%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.046%) VME
10 1 (0.046%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.046%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 974 (45.24%) Agile Software Development
2 718 (33.35%) MVC
3 487 (22.62%) TDD
4 318 (14.77%) Continuous Integration
5 296 (13.75%) Scrum
6 255 (11.84%) Front End Development
7 253 (11.75%) Web Application Development
8 246 (11.43%) BDD
8 246 (11.43%) Web Development
9 241 (11.19%) OO
10 212 (9.85%) Software Engineering
11 163 (7.57%) Microservices
12 161 (7.48%) Business Intelligence
12 161 (7.48%) Dependency Injection
13 160 (7.43%) OOP
14 151 (7.01%) Kanban
15 149 (6.92%) E-Commerce
16 148 (6.87%) Problem-Solving
17 120 (5.57%) Computer Science
18 116 (5.39%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1,037 (48.17%) C#
2 1,003 (46.59%) JavaScript
3 474 (22.02%) SQL
4 392 (18.21%) Java
5 319 (14.82%) PHP
6 146 (6.78%) T-SQL
7 119 (5.53%) Python
8 106 (4.92%) C++
8 106 (4.92%) Ruby
9 96 (4.46%) TypeScript
10 62 (2.88%) Objective-C
11 55 (2.55%) ES6
12 49 (2.28%) Apple Swift
13 44 (2.04%) Java 8
14 42 (1.95%) C
15 38 (1.76%) VB.NET
16 34 (1.58%) Perl
17 26 (1.21%) PL/SQL
18 22 (1.02%) Kotlin
19 19 (0.88%) R
Qualifications
1 136 (6.32%) Degree
2 56 (2.60%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (0.42%) Security Cleared
5 8 (0.37%) SC Cleared
6 5 (0.23%) MCP
7 4 (0.19%) OCPJP
8 2 (0.093%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.046%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.046%) CISSP
9 1 (0.046%) CSSLP
9 1 (0.046%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.046%) MCTS
9 1 (0.046%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.046%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.046%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (2.09%) QA
2 18 (0.84%) GDPR
3 6 (0.28%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.19%) PMO
5 2 (0.093%) SLA
5 2 (0.093%) WCAG
System Software
1 110 (5.11%) Docker
2 11 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (0.19%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.093%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.046%) HDFS
5 1 (0.046%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 17 (0.79%) Kubernetes
2 9 (0.42%) Ansible
3 8 (0.37%) Puppet
4 7 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.23%) Mesos
6 4 (0.19%) cPanel
7 3 (0.14%) PingFederate
7 3 (0.14%) Terraform
8 2 (0.093%) Istio
9 1 (0.046%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.046%) HockeyApp
9 1 (0.046%) Kibana
9 1 (0.046%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.046%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 336 (15.61%) Microsoft
2 87 (4.04%) Google
3 72 (3.34%) Oracle
4 53 (2.46%) Facebook
5 46 (2.14%) Apple
6 38 (1.76%) Xamarin
7 34 (1.58%) Zend
8 30 (1.39%) Twitter
9 28 (1.30%) Sony
10 27 (1.25%) SAP
11 24 (1.11%) Adobe
11 24 (1.11%) Yahoo!
12 14 (0.65%) Tableau
13 10 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
14 8 (0.37%) IBM
14 8 (0.37%) ServiceNow
14 8 (0.37%) Telerik
15 6 (0.28%) Cognos
15 6 (0.28%) Sage
16 5 (0.23%) jBASE