Period
to 24 July 2021

The median annual salary for a Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 24 July 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
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 2 1 2
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 1,197 1,198 1,893
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 25.37% 35.71% 29.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 27.35% 37.26% 30.50%
Number of salaries quoted 985 1,090 1,579
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,750 £29,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £38,563 £34,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
75th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £70,600 £62,500 £63,750
North West median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £43,250
% change year-on-year - +9.83% +1.76%

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 4,377 3,215 6,207
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.77% 95.83% 96.10%
Number of salaries quoted 3,468 2,702 4,890
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £38,750 £39,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
75th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £70,000 £70,000
North West median annual salary £47,500 £48,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.04% +6.67% +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 24 July 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 24 July 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 -3 21 £43,750 +25.00% 11
Stockport -6 18 £50,000 +5.26% 18
Bury -1 16 £30,000 +23.71% 3
Altrincham +2 13 £40,000 -5.33% 11
Wigan +12 10 £40,000 -15.79% 4
Salford -9 4 £36,250 -24.48% 25
Ashton-under-Lyne - 4 £40,000 -
Oldham -1 2 £37,500 -12.79% 1
Cheadle -6 2 £47,500 -5.00% 3
Rochdale +4 1 £35,000 -14.63%
Stalybridge - 1 - -
Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 579 (48.37%) JavaScript
2 500 (41.77%) Agile Software Development
3 390 (32.58%) SQL
4 351 (29.32%) React
5 319 (26.65%) .NET
6 315 (26.32%) C#
7 288 (24.06%) Azure
8 256 (21.39%) CSS
9 255 (21.30%) AngularJS
10 253 (21.14%) MVC
11 233 (19.47%) Java
12 232 (19.38%) PHP
13 230 (19.21%) SQL Server
14 224 (18.71%) HTML
15 212 (17.71%) AWS
16 210 (17.54%) TDD
17 203 (16.96%) Software Engineering
18 200 (16.71%) Git (software)
19 188 (15.71%) Docker
19 188 (15.71%) DevOps
20 181 (15.12%) Microservices
20 181 (15.12%) Node.js
21 178 (14.87%) Greenfield Project
22 168 (14.04%) MySQL
23 161 (13.45%) Social Skills
24 140 (11.70%) .NET Core
25 137 (11.45%) REST
26 135 (11.28%) Spring
27 133 (11.11%) jQuery
28 128 (10.69%) Front End Development

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 50 (4.18%) CMS
2 20 (1.67%) WordPress
3 19 (1.59%) SharePoint
4 16 (1.34%) Elasticsearch
5 14 (1.17%) SAS
6 13 (1.09%) Apache Solr
6 13 (1.09%) nginx
7 12 (1.00%) Confluence
8 10 (0.84%) Sitecore CMS
9 9 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (0.67%) Umbraco
11 7 (0.58%) Apache
11 7 (0.58%) EPiServer
12 6 (0.50%) Apache Spark
12 6 (0.50%) Drupal
12 6 (0.50%) IIS
12 6 (0.50%) Kentico
13 5 (0.42%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.25%) Tomcat
15 2 (0.17%) JBoss
Applications
1 8 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.33%) Adobe XD
2 4 (0.33%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.33%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (0.25%) Figma
4 2 (0.17%) PrintSoft PReS
5 1 (0.084%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.84%) Magento
3 4 (0.33%) Elite 3E
3 4 (0.33%) Visualfiles
4 3 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.25%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.17%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.17%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.084%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.084%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.084%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.084%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.084%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.084%) Shopify
6 1 (0.084%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 288 (24.06%) Azure
2 212 (17.71%) AWS
3 62 (5.18%) Serverless
4 53 (4.43%) Power Platform
5 52 (4.34%) GCP
6 40 (3.34%) GitHub
7 36 (3.01%) SaaS
8 34 (2.84%) npm
9 26 (2.17%) AWS Lambda
10 22 (1.84%) Azure Service Bus
11 17 (1.42%) Dynamics 365
12 14 (1.17%) Azure Service Fabric
13 13 (1.09%) Firebase
13 13 (1.09%) Microsoft 365
14 11 (0.92%) Azure Data Factory
14 11 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
15 9 (0.75%) Azure Functions
16 8 (0.67%) Snowflake
17 7 (0.58%) PowerApps
18 6 (0.50%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.59%) AMQP
2 10 (0.84%) HTTP
3 4 (0.33%) Internet
3 4 (0.33%) Network Security
3 4 (0.33%) SSH
3 4 (0.33%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.25%) Intranet
4 3 (0.25%) Modbus
5 2 (0.17%) Asterisk PBX
5 2 (0.17%) PSTN
5 2 (0.17%) SSL
5 2 (0.17%) VoIP
6 1 (0.084%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 230 (19.21%) SQL Server
2 168 (14.04%) MySQL
3 75 (6.27%) MongoDB
4 74 (6.18%) NoSQL
5 51 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 46 (3.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 45 (3.76%) Power BI
8 42 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
9 37 (3.09%) Big Data
10 26 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
10 26 (2.17%) Redis
11 24 (2.01%) Relational Database
12 19 (1.59%) Apache Accumulo
12 19 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 18 (1.50%) SQL Server 2016
14 13 (1.09%) GIS
15 12 (1.00%) Azure SQL Database
16 10 (0.84%) OLTP
16 10 (0.84%) Tableau
17 9 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 200 (16.71%) Git (software)
2 57 (4.76%) Jenkins
3 40 (3.34%) gulp
4 38 (3.17%) webpack
5 34 (2.84%) Visual Studio
6 29 (2.42%) Maven
7 28 (2.34%) JIRA
8 22 (1.84%) JUnit
9 16 (1.34%) Subversion
10 15 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
11 12 (1.00%) Cypress.io
12 11 (0.92%) TeamCity
13 10 (0.84%) Gradle
13 10 (0.84%) MSTest
14 9 (0.75%) Bitbucket
14 9 (0.75%) PHPUnit
15 8 (0.67%) git-flow
15 8 (0.67%) GitLab
15 8 (0.67%) Octopus Deploy
16 6 (0.50%) Grunt
General
1 161 (13.45%) Social Skills
2 115 (9.61%) Finance
3 48 (4.01%) Analytical Skills
4 45 (3.76%) Law
4 45 (3.76%) Retail
5 29 (2.42%) Legal
6 28 (2.34%) Games
7 21 (1.75%) Marketing
8 20 (1.67%) Public Sector
9 19 (1.59%) Banking
10 11 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
11 10 (0.84%) Multimedia
12 8 (0.67%) French Language
12 8 (0.67%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.67%) Telecoms
13 7 (0.58%) Electronics
13 7 (0.58%) Organisational Skills
14 6 (0.50%) Back Office
15 5 (0.42%) Aerospace
15 5 (0.42%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 351 (29.32%) React
2 319 (26.65%) .NET
3 256 (21.39%) CSS
4 255 (21.30%) AngularJS
5 224 (18.71%) HTML
6 181 (15.12%) Node.js
7 140 (11.70%) .NET Core
8 137 (11.45%) REST
9 135 (11.28%) Spring
10 133 (11.11%) jQuery
11 126 (10.53%) RESTful
12 125 (10.44%) Vue.js
13 96 (8.02%) Laravel
14 89 (7.44%) Symfony
15 87 (7.27%) ASP.NET
16 82 (6.85%) HTML5
17 80 (6.68%) .NET Framework
18 73 (6.10%) Kafka
19 71 (5.93%) Web Services
20 62 (5.18%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 178 (14.87%) Greenfield Project
2 57 (4.76%) User Experience
3 40 (3.34%) Mobile App
4 23 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (1.00%) Virtual Team
6 11 (0.92%) Cloud Native
7 10 (0.84%) Data Structures
8 9 (0.75%) Self-Motivation
9 8 (0.67%) Hybrid Cloud
9 8 (0.67%) Legacy Code
10 7 (0.58%) Blog
10 7 (0.58%) Data Protection Act
10 7 (0.58%) Legacy Applications
10 7 (0.58%) Management Information System
11 6 (0.50%) Enterprise Cloud
11 6 (0.50%) iPad
11 6 (0.50%) Legacy Systems
11 6 (0.50%) NHS
11 6 (0.50%) Online Gambling
11 6 (0.50%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 115 (9.61%) Linux
2 41 (3.43%) Android
3 38 (3.17%) Apple iOS
4 23 (1.92%) Windows
5 12 (1.00%) Unix
6 5 (0.42%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.33%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (0.084%) CentOS
9 1 (0.084%) VME
9 1 (0.084%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.084%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 500 (41.77%) Agile Software Development
2 253 (21.14%) MVC
3 210 (17.54%) TDD
4 203 (16.96%) Software Engineering
5 188 (15.71%) DevOps
6 181 (15.12%) Microservices
7 128 (10.69%) Front End Development
8 124 (10.36%) Scrum
9 121 (10.11%) Problem-Solving
10 113 (9.44%) E-Commerce
10 113 (9.44%) OOP
11 98 (8.19%) OO
12 88 (7.35%) Continuous Integration
13 87 (7.27%) Web Development
14 81 (6.77%) Business Intelligence
15 78 (6.52%) Mentoring
16 72 (6.02%) Clean Code
17 66 (5.51%) Open Source
17 66 (5.51%) SOLID
18 64 (5.35%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 579 (48.37%) JavaScript
2 390 (32.58%) SQL
3 315 (26.32%) C#
4 233 (19.47%) Java
5 232 (19.38%) PHP
6 122 (10.19%) TypeScript
7 85 (7.10%) Python
8 78 (6.52%) T-SQL
9 71 (5.93%) Go
10 58 (4.85%) Java 8
11 36 (3.01%) ES6
12 27 (2.26%) Ruby
13 24 (2.01%) C++
14 21 (1.75%) VB
15 19 (1.59%) PowerShell
16 16 (1.34%) Kotlin
17 14 (1.17%) Apple Swift
18 13 (1.09%) Java 11
19 10 (0.84%) Objective-C
20 9 (0.75%) C
Qualifications
1 49 (4.09%) Degree
2 45 (3.76%) Security Cleared
3 43 (3.59%) SC Cleared
4 17 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (0.58%) DV Cleared
6 5 (0.42%) PhD
7 1 (0.084%) CEH
7 1 (0.084%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.084%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.084%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.084%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (2.09%) QA
2 13 (1.09%) Accessibility
2 13 (1.09%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.50%) GDPR
4 4 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.17%) Basel III
5 2 (0.17%) COREP
5 2 (0.17%) CRD IV
5 2 (0.17%) WCAG
6 1 (0.084%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.084%) SLA
System Software
1 188 (15.71%) Docker
2 4 (0.33%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 90 (7.52%) Terraform
2 62 (5.18%) Kubernetes
3 24 (2.01%) Ansible
4 23 (1.92%) Puppet
5 5 (0.42%) HP Fortify
6 3 (0.25%) Rancher
7 2 (0.17%) Consul
7 2 (0.17%) Grafana
7 2 (0.17%) Graphite
7 2 (0.17%) HAProxy
7 2 (0.17%) Opsview
7 2 (0.17%) Packer
7 2 (0.17%) Prometheus
7 2 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.084%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 1 (0.084%) Control-M
8 1 (0.084%) Kibana
Vendors
1 120 (10.03%) Microsoft
2 69 (5.76%) Zend
3 61 (5.10%) Oracle
4 32 (2.67%) Google
5 16 (1.34%) Sitecore
6 12 (1.00%) ServiceNow
7 11 (0.92%) Atlassian
8 10 (0.84%) SAP
9 9 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (0.58%) Apple
10 7 (0.58%) Xamarin
11 6 (0.50%) Adobe
12 5 (0.42%) HP
12 5 (0.42%) Sun
13 4 (0.33%) AppDynamics
13 4 (0.33%) Cognos
13 4 (0.33%) IBM
13 4 (0.33%) Informatica
14 3 (0.25%) Blue Prism
14 3 (0.25%) PayPal