Period
to 19 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 2,528 2,911 2,445
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 34.66% 35.85% 33.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 35.88% 36.71% 34.74%
Number of salaries quoted 2,184 2,593 2,261
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £26,000
90th Percentile £61,025 £57,500 £56,750
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +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 7,045 7,929 7,039
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.59% 97.65% 97.72%
Number of salaries quoted 5,905 6,625 6,024
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £24,250 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £62,500
North West median annual salary £44,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +7.32% +2.50% -

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 19 September 2018.

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 19 September 2018. 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 0 135 £42,500 - 28
Altrincham 0 83 £45,000 +20.00% 24
Salford 0 63 £45,000 +12.50% 16
Bolton 0 60 £37,500 - 18
Bury +1 57 £37,500 +7.14% 15
Wigan -2 45 £40,500 +1.25% 8
Cheadle +3 36 £40,000 -5.88% 9
Rochdale +14 17 £48,750 -2.50% 5
Oldham -2 15 £32,750 -12.67% 3
Sale -1 13 £42,500 - 8
Ashton-under-Lyne - 12 £35,000 - 1
Heywood -2 3 £28,500 +46.15% 2
Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, 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 1,192 (47.15%) JavaScript
2 1,153 (45.61%) Agile Software Development
3 1,081 (42.76%) C#
4 1,026 (40.59%) .NET
5 959 (37.94%) HTML
6 897 (35.48%) CSS
7 791 (31.29%) MVC
8 684 (27.06%) AngularJS
9 662 (26.19%) SQL Server
10 615 (24.33%) SQL
11 583 (23.06%) ASP.NET
12 572 (22.63%) Java
13 549 (21.72%) TDD
14 436 (17.25%) PHP
15 423 (16.73%) Finance
16 422 (16.69%) React
17 406 (16.06%) Git (software)
18 381 (15.07%) RESTful
19 369 (14.60%) ASP.NET MVC
20 361 (14.28%) Scrum
21 354 (14.00%) MySQL
22 342 (13.53%) Microsoft
23 338 (13.37%) Node.js
24 331 (13.09%) Web Development
25 324 (12.82%) ASP.NET Web API
26 321 (12.70%) HTML5
27 291 (11.51%) Continuous Integration
28 289 (11.43%) jQuery
29 282 (11.16%) OO
30 279 (11.04%) Microsoft Azure

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 77 (3.05%) Elasticsearch
2 73 (2.89%) WordPress
3 72 (2.85%) CMS
4 55 (2.18%) Apache
5 36 (1.42%) Drupal
5 36 (1.42%) IIS
6 29 (1.15%) Tomcat
7 26 (1.03%) SharePoint
8 21 (0.83%) Umbraco
9 18 (0.71%) Apache Spark
10 17 (0.67%) Cloud Foundry
10 17 (0.67%) nginx
10 17 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
11 10 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 10 (0.40%) WebSphere
12 9 (0.36%) Confluence
13 8 (0.32%) Apache Pig
13 8 (0.32%) EPiServer
13 8 (0.32%) Sitefinity
14 6 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 34 (1.34%) Photoshop
2 32 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (0.67%) Adobe Illustrator
4 14 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (0.16%) Chatbot
7 3 (0.12%) Fireworks
8 2 (0.079%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 2 (0.079%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.040%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 46 (1.82%) Magento
2 31 (1.23%) Dynamics NAV
3 25 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
3 25 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (0.36%) SAP S/4HANA
5 6 (0.24%) Distributed Ledger
6 5 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
6 5 (0.20%) SAP FI
6 5 (0.20%) SAP MM
6 5 (0.20%) SAP PP
6 5 (0.20%) SAP QM
6 5 (0.20%) SAP SD
7 4 (0.16%) Elite 3E
7 4 (0.16%) Temenos T24
8 3 (0.12%) NetSuite
8 3 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.12%) SAP Business One
9 2 (0.079%) Payment Gateway
9 2 (0.079%) Sage 200
9 2 (0.079%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 279 (11.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 172 (6.80%) Amazon AWS
3 51 (2.02%) GitHub
4 44 (1.74%) SaaS
5 34 (1.34%) Dynamics 365
5 34 (1.34%) npm
6 32 (1.27%) Google Cloud Platform
6 32 (1.27%) Google Play
7 15 (0.59%) Twilio
8 13 (0.51%) Google Analytics
9 9 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (0.36%) PaaS
9 9 (0.36%) Serverless
10 8 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
10 8 (0.32%) Amazon S3
10 8 (0.32%) Firebase
10 8 (0.32%) NuGet
11 7 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
11 7 (0.28%) BrowserStack
12 6 (0.24%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 82 (3.24%) Internet
2 42 (1.66%) HTTP
3 24 (0.95%) Intranet
4 20 (0.79%) SSL
5 19 (0.75%) Broadband
6 12 (0.47%) Bluetooth
6 12 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
7 9 (0.36%) SMS
8 8 (0.32%) AMQP
9 6 (0.24%) Skype
10 5 (0.20%) RTP
10 5 (0.20%) TCP/IP
10 5 (0.20%) WAN
11 3 (0.12%) Asterisk PBX
12 2 (0.079%) Ethernet
12 2 (0.079%) IPv6
12 2 (0.079%) VoIP
13 1 (0.040%) LAN
13 1 (0.040%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 662 (26.19%) SQL Server
2 354 (14.00%) MySQL
3 205 (8.11%) SQL Server 2016
4 188 (7.44%) MongoDB
5 165 (6.53%) NoSQL
6 150 (5.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 119 (4.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 88 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
9 82 (3.24%) Relational Database
10 57 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
11 56 (2.22%) Big Data
12 48 (1.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 43 (1.70%) SQL Server 2008
14 42 (1.66%) SQL Server 2012
15 34 (1.34%) Power BI
16 31 (1.23%) Blockchain
17 27 (1.07%) RavenDB
18 26 (1.03%) RDBMS
19 25 (0.99%) Redis
20 22 (0.87%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 406 (16.06%) Git (software)
2 126 (4.98%) Visual Studio
3 98 (3.88%) JIRA
4 88 (3.48%) Subversion
5 74 (2.93%) Grunt
6 73 (2.89%) Jenkins
7 70 (2.77%) gulp
8 67 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
9 66 (2.61%) Selenium
10 63 (2.49%) webpack
11 61 (2.41%) NUnit
12 45 (1.78%) Maven
12 45 (1.78%) TeamCity
13 36 (1.42%) Gradle
14 34 (1.34%) Cucumber
15 32 (1.27%) GitLab
15 32 (1.27%) MSTest
16 29 (1.15%) JUnit
17 27 (1.07%) Xcode
18 23 (0.91%) Mocha
General
1 423 (16.73%) Finance
2 173 (6.84%) Games
3 141 (5.58%) Retail
4 88 (3.48%) Advertising
5 76 (3.01%) Marketing
6 64 (2.53%) Banking
7 44 (1.74%) Manufacturing
8 43 (1.70%) Law
9 36 (1.42%) Telecoms
10 35 (1.38%) Legal
11 28 (1.11%) Investment Banking
12 27 (1.07%) Automotive
13 26 (1.03%) Electronics
14 13 (0.51%) Back Office
15 12 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.20%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.20%) Military
16 5 (0.20%) Publishing
17 4 (0.16%) Multimedia
18 2 (0.079%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,026 (40.59%) .NET
2 959 (37.94%) HTML
3 897 (35.48%) CSS
4 684 (27.06%) AngularJS
5 583 (23.06%) ASP.NET
6 422 (16.69%) React
7 381 (15.07%) RESTful
8 369 (14.60%) ASP.NET MVC
9 338 (13.37%) Node.js
10 324 (12.82%) ASP.NET Web API
11 321 (12.70%) HTML5
12 289 (11.43%) jQuery
13 238 (9.41%) Web Services
14 236 (9.34%) .NET Framework
15 215 (8.50%) CSS3
16 207 (8.19%) Laravel
17 165 (6.53%) WCF
18 161 (6.37%) XML
19 150 (5.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 148 (5.85%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 215 (8.50%) User Experience
2 205 (8.11%) Greenfield Project
3 153 (6.05%) Mobile App
4 138 (5.46%) Computer Science
5 133 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
6 96 (3.80%) Fintech
7 68 (2.69%) Enterprise Software
8 61 (2.41%) Self-Motivation
9 28 (1.11%) Blog
10 27 (1.07%) iPhone
11 24 (0.95%) Social Network
12 19 (0.75%) Online Banking
13 14 (0.55%) Management Information System
14 13 (0.51%) Social Media
14 13 (0.51%) Tandem
15 12 (0.47%) Algorithms
15 12 (0.47%) BBC
15 12 (0.47%) N-Tier
16 11 (0.44%) Arduino
16 11 (0.44%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 160 (6.33%) Android
2 120 (4.75%) Linux
3 117 (4.63%) Apple iOS
4 77 (3.05%) Windows
5 17 (0.67%) Unix
6 16 (0.63%) Windows Server
7 7 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.20%) Windows 10
10 4 (0.16%) AIX
10 4 (0.16%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.12%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.079%) CentOS
12 2 (0.079%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.040%) Debian
13 1 (0.040%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.040%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.040%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,153 (45.61%) Agile Software Development
2 791 (31.29%) MVC
3 549 (21.72%) TDD
4 361 (14.28%) Scrum
5 331 (13.09%) Web Development
6 291 (11.51%) Continuous Integration
7 282 (11.16%) OO
8 269 (10.64%) Front End Development
9 240 (9.49%) BDD
10 235 (9.30%) Software Engineering
11 220 (8.70%) Web Application Development
12 206 (8.15%) OOP
13 196 (7.75%) E-Commerce
14 183 (7.24%) Problem-Solving
15 181 (7.16%) DevOps
16 179 (7.08%) Microservices
17 177 (7.00%) Test Automation
18 157 (6.21%) Unit Testing
19 152 (6.01%) Business Intelligence
20 133 (5.26%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 1,192 (47.15%) JavaScript
2 1,081 (42.76%) C#
3 615 (24.33%) SQL
4 572 (22.63%) Java
5 436 (17.25%) PHP
6 169 (6.69%) T-SQL
7 127 (5.02%) Ruby
8 123 (4.87%) Python
9 114 (4.51%) TypeScript
10 90 (3.56%) C++
11 74 (2.93%) C
12 71 (2.81%) ES6
13 62 (2.45%) Objective-C
14 61 (2.41%) Java 8
15 42 (1.66%) Apple Swift
15 42 (1.66%) VB.NET
16 40 (1.58%) Perl
16 40 (1.58%) Scala
17 31 (1.23%) PL/SQL
18 29 (1.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 178 (7.04%) Degree
2 77 (3.05%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (0.75%) Security Cleared
4 11 (0.44%) AWS Certification
4 11 (0.44%) OCPJP
5 10 (0.40%) SC Cleared
6 9 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (0.32%) ISEB
8 4 (0.16%) DBS Check
8 4 (0.16%) HND
8 4 (0.16%) MCP
9 2 (0.079%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.079%) MCSA
9 2 (0.079%) MCSE
10 1 (0.040%) CISSP
10 1 (0.040%) CSSLP
10 1 (0.040%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.040%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.040%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (3.52%) QA
2 12 (0.47%) Data Quality
3 10 (0.40%) GDPR
4 8 (0.32%) SLA
5 6 (0.24%) GCP
6 4 (0.16%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.12%) PMO
8 1 (0.040%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.040%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.040%) WCAG
System Software
1 98 (3.88%) Docker
2 24 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
3 13 (0.51%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.12%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.079%) HDFS
6 1 (0.040%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.040%) Firmware
6 1 (0.040%) Varnish
6 1 (0.040%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.040%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 25 (0.99%) Kubernetes
2 20 (0.79%) Kibana
3 12 (0.47%) Puppet
4 9 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (0.36%) Terraform
5 8 (0.32%) Ansible
6 4 (0.16%) Istio
7 2 (0.079%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 2 (0.079%) Cobbler
7 2 (0.079%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.079%) WSUS
8 1 (0.040%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.040%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.040%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 342 (13.53%) Microsoft
2 135 (5.34%) Google
3 109 (4.31%) Capita
4 93 (3.68%) Zend
5 90 (3.56%) Oracle
6 46 (1.82%) SAP
6 46 (1.82%) Xamarin
7 44 (1.74%) Twitter
8 41 (1.62%) Facebook
9 32 (1.27%) Adobe
9 32 (1.27%) Tableau
10 25 (0.99%) Apple
11 22 (0.87%) Sitecore
12 17 (0.67%) IBM
13 16 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
14 15 (0.59%) Sony
15 14 (0.55%) Yahoo!
16 11 (0.44%) Cognos
17 10 (0.40%) Informatica
18 9 (0.36%) WorldPay