Period
to 21 September 2020

The median annual salary for a Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 21 September 2020.

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
21 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 -1
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 961 2,030 2,531
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 36.90% 30.92% 34.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 38.46% 32.14% 35.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1,011 1,876 2,348
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £33,750 £30,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £63,750
North West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%

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 2,499 6,317 7,079
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.97% 96.22% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 2,171 5,014 5,924
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £33,000 £26,250 £24,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £68,750
North West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.27% +6.02%

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 21 September 2020.

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 21 September 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
Stockport 0 51 £50,000 +8.70% 11
Salford -2 12 £48,000 +6.67% 5
Bury -1 11 £42,000 +5.00% 3
Cheadle 0 10 £55,000 +22.22% 3
Bolton -1 7 £43,750 +9.38% 8
Altrincham -2 5 £45,250 +6.47% 5
Rochdale +1 3 £33,634 -20.86%
Wigan -7 3 £50,000 +53.85% 7
Sale +3 2 £40,000 +23.08% 1
Oldham -3 1 £39,000 +11.43%
Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 21 September 2020, 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.

1 450 (46.83%) JavaScript
2 369 (38.40%) .NET
3 345 (35.90%) HTML
3 345 (35.90%) CSS
4 328 (34.13%) C#
5 303 (31.53%) Agile Software Development
6 258 (26.85%) SQL
7 245 (25.49%) React
8 221 (23.00%) AngularJS
9 193 (20.08%) MVC
10 182 (18.94%) SQL Server
11 172 (17.90%) PHP
12 145 (15.09%) Git (software)
13 144 (14.98%) ASP.NET
14 141 (14.67%) DevOps
15 140 (14.57%) Node.js
16 139 (14.46%) Microservices
17 134 (13.94%) Azure
17 134 (13.94%) TDD
18 133 (13.84%) .NET Core
19 125 (13.01%) Java
20 119 (12.38%) Microsoft
20 119 (12.38%) Front End Development
21 114 (11.86%) E-Commerce
22 107 (11.13%) User Experience
23 101 (10.51%) AWS
24 95 (9.89%) HTML5
24 95 (9.89%) ASP.NET Web API
25 93 (9.68%) Docker
25 93 (9.68%) Finance

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 46 (4.79%) CMS
2 16 (1.66%) Apache
2 16 (1.66%) WordPress
3 15 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
4 12 (1.25%) nginx
5 10 (1.04%) SharePoint
6 8 (0.83%) ExpressionEngine
6 8 (0.83%) IIS
6 8 (0.83%) Umbraco
7 4 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
7 4 (0.42%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.42%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.31%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.31%) IBM Domino
8 3 (0.31%) NServiceBus
9 2 (0.21%) Confluence
9 2 (0.21%) Jadu
10 1 (0.10%) Drupal
10 1 (0.10%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.10%) GlassFish
Applications
1 9 (0.94%) Chatbot
2 7 (0.73%) Adobe Illustrator
2 7 (0.73%) Photoshop
3 4 (0.42%) Sketch
4 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 37 (3.85%) Magento
2 8 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.42%) SDL Web 8
3 4 (0.42%) Shopify
4 3 (0.31%) FLEXCUBE
5 2 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.10%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 134 (13.94%) Azure
2 101 (10.51%) AWS
3 32 (3.33%) Serverless
4 29 (3.02%) GitHub
5 27 (2.81%) SaaS
6 24 (2.50%) npm
7 21 (2.19%) GCP
7 21 (2.19%) Power Platform
8 19 (1.98%) AWS Lambda
9 18 (1.87%) Cloud Computing
10 12 (1.25%) Dynamics 365
11 9 (0.94%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 9 (0.94%) Yarn
12 7 (0.73%) Amazon S3
12 7 (0.73%) Azure Data Factory
13 6 (0.62%) NuGet
14 4 (0.42%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 3 (0.31%) Amazon Kinesis
15 3 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
15 3 (0.31%) AWS IoT
Communications & Networking
1 8 (0.83%) Internet
2 4 (0.42%) HTTP
2 4 (0.42%) SSL
3 3 (0.31%) Bluetooth
3 3 (0.31%) Skype
3 3 (0.31%) Wireless
4 2 (0.21%) Firewall
4 2 (0.21%) Unified Communications
4 2 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.10%) Broadband
5 1 (0.10%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.10%) WebEx
5 1 (0.10%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (18.94%) SQL Server
2 81 (8.43%) MySQL
3 73 (7.60%) NoSQL
4 45 (4.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 39 (4.06%) Data Warehouse
6 37 (3.85%) MongoDB
7 36 (3.75%) Relational Database
8 30 (3.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 23 (2.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 21 (2.19%) Power BI
11 14 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
12 12 (1.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 12 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
13 10 (1.04%) Data Lake
14 8 (0.83%) Big Data
15 7 (0.73%) RDBMS
16 6 (0.62%) OLTP
16 6 (0.62%) Redis
16 6 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
17 5 (0.52%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 145 (15.09%) Git (software)
2 32 (3.33%) JIRA
3 29 (3.02%) Visual Studio
4 25 (2.60%) webpack
5 19 (1.98%) Jenkins
6 18 (1.87%) Subversion
7 16 (1.66%) TeamCity
8 15 (1.56%) git-flow
8 15 (1.56%) PHPUnit
8 15 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
9 14 (1.46%) Grunt
9 14 (1.46%) gulp
9 14 (1.46%) Selenium
10 11 (1.14%) Jasmine
11 10 (1.04%) Protractor
11 10 (1.04%) Redmine
12 9 (0.94%) Cypress.io
13 8 (0.83%) NUnit
14 7 (0.73%) Maven
14 7 (0.73%) Mercurial
General
1 93 (9.68%) Finance
2 51 (5.31%) Law
3 43 (4.47%) Retail
4 22 (2.29%) Legal
5 19 (1.98%) Games
6 18 (1.87%) Marketing
7 10 (1.04%) Public Sector
8 7 (0.73%) Banking
9 6 (0.62%) Advertising
9 6 (0.62%) Electronics
9 6 (0.62%) Telecoms
10 5 (0.52%) Publishing
11 4 (0.42%) Back Office
11 4 (0.42%) Local Government
11 4 (0.42%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.31%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.21%) Automotive
13 2 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.10%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 369 (38.40%) .NET
2 345 (35.90%) CSS
2 345 (35.90%) HTML
3 245 (25.49%) React
4 221 (23.00%) AngularJS
5 144 (14.98%) ASP.NET
6 140 (14.57%) Node.js
7 133 (13.84%) .NET Core
8 95 (9.89%) ASP.NET Web API
8 95 (9.89%) HTML5
9 84 (8.74%) .NET Framework
9 84 (8.74%) RESTful
10 81 (8.43%) REST
10 81 (8.43%) Vue.js
11 75 (7.80%) ASP.NET MVC
12 66 (6.87%) CSS3
13 64 (6.66%) jQuery
14 62 (6.45%) Web Services
15 61 (6.35%) Laravel
16 55 (5.72%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 107 (11.13%) User Experience
2 67 (6.97%) Mobile App
3 61 (6.35%) Greenfield Project
4 32 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (2.81%) Enterprise Software
6 22 (2.29%) Data Structures
7 21 (2.19%) Self-Motivation
8 13 (1.35%) Social Media
9 6 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (0.52%) Blog
10 5 (0.52%) Cloud Native
10 5 (0.52%) Internet of Things
11 4 (0.42%) Animation
11 4 (0.42%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (0.42%) W3C
12 3 (0.31%) EPoS
12 3 (0.31%) Industrial Internet of Things
12 3 (0.31%) Management Information System
12 3 (0.31%) NHS
12 3 (0.31%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 52 (5.41%) Linux
2 47 (4.89%) Android
3 45 (4.68%) Apple iOS
4 20 (2.08%) Windows
5 5 (0.52%) Unix
6 3 (0.31%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.10%) CentOS
8 1 (0.10%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.10%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 303 (31.53%) Agile Software Development
2 193 (20.08%) MVC
3 141 (14.67%) DevOps
4 139 (14.46%) Microservices
5 134 (13.94%) TDD
6 119 (12.38%) Front End Development
7 114 (11.86%) E-Commerce
8 93 (9.68%) OO
9 92 (9.57%) Continuous Integration
10 88 (9.16%) OOP
11 84 (8.74%) Unit Testing
12 83 (8.64%) Software Engineering
13 82 (8.53%) Web Development
14 68 (7.08%) Problem-Solving
15 62 (6.45%) Test Automation
16 60 (6.24%) Scrum
17 58 (6.04%) SDLC
18 55 (5.72%) Mentoring
19 53 (5.52%) Business Intelligence
20 49 (5.10%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 450 (46.83%) JavaScript
2 328 (34.13%) C#
3 258 (26.85%) SQL
4 172 (17.90%) PHP
5 125 (13.01%) Java
6 79 (8.22%) TypeScript
7 50 (5.20%) T-SQL
8 47 (4.89%) ES6
9 38 (3.95%) Python
10 28 (2.91%) VB.NET
11 19 (1.98%) Java 8
11 19 (1.98%) Kotlin
12 17 (1.77%) Ruby
13 14 (1.46%) Apple Swift
13 14 (1.46%) C++
14 10 (1.04%) C
14 10 (1.04%) Objective-C
15 8 (0.83%) Go
15 8 (0.83%) X++
16 6 (0.62%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 30 (3.12%) Degree
2 24 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (1.14%) Security Cleared
4 9 (0.94%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.21%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.21%) SAP Certification
7 1 (0.10%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (3.95%) QA
2 9 (0.94%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.83%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.42%) GDPR
5 3 (0.31%) WCAG
6 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.10%) PMO
System Software
1 93 (9.68%) Docker
2 1 (0.10%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 48 (4.99%) Kubernetes
2 13 (1.35%) Terraform
3 11 (1.14%) Ansible
4 7 (0.73%) Puppet
5 6 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.31%) Kibana
6 3 (0.31%) logstash
6 3 (0.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (0.31%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.10%) cPanel
Vendors
1 119 (12.38%) Microsoft
2 33 (3.43%) Zend
3 22 (2.29%) Oracle
4 21 (2.19%) Tableau
5 17 (1.77%) Google
6 12 (1.25%) Atlassian
7 11 (1.14%) SAP
8 10 (1.04%) Xamarin
9 8 (0.83%) Sitecore
10 6 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (0.52%) Apple
11 5 (0.52%) Splunk
12 4 (0.42%) Cognos
13 3 (0.31%) Alteryx
13 3 (0.31%) BT
13 3 (0.31%) IBM
13 3 (0.31%) Progress
13 3 (0.31%) Siemens
14 2 (0.21%) Red Hat
14 2 (0.21%) ServiceNow