Period
to 26 January 2022

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 26 January 2022.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Senior Software Engineer
North West > Manchester
6 months to
26 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 136 123 132
Rank change year-on-year -13 +9 +94
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 111 54 113
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 2.00% 1.71% 2.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.12% 1.77% 2.13%
Number of salaries quoted 71 53 48
10th Percentile £42,500 £44,300 £47,625
25th Percentile £51,250 £50,000 £51,459
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £56,965
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +0.94% +7.99%
75th Percentile £65,625 £65,000 £62,203
90th Percentile £75,000 - £65,000
North West median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £56,965
% change year-on-year +4.35% +0.94% +8.50%

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 5,239 3,057 5,304
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.26% 96.71% 96.54%
Number of salaries quoted 3,897 2,718 4,317
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,088
25th Percentile £40,500 £38,750 £36,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +4.40%
75th Percentile £68,750 £63,750 £60,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £75,000 £70,000
North West median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% -

Senior Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings that featured Senior Software Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Engineer in Manchester

Senior Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Senior Software Engineer in Manchester.

Salary trend for Senior Software Engineer in Manchester

Senior Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Manchester

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior Software Engineer in Manchester over the 6 months to 26 January 2022.

Salary histogram for Senior Software Engineer in Manchester

Senior Software Engineer
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 26 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Oldham - 5 £57,500 - 1
Cheadle - 2 £45,000 - 1
Bolton - 1 £57,500 -
Senior Software Engineer
North West

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 January 2022, Senior Software Engineer 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 Senior Software Engineer in the job title.

1 111 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 65 (58.56%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (44.14%) .NET
4 46 (41.44%) DevOps
5 44 (39.64%) Azure
6 42 (37.84%) Java
7 39 (35.14%) AWS
8 38 (34.23%) TDD
9 35 (31.53%) JavaScript
9 35 (31.53%) C#
9 35 (31.53%) Docker
10 33 (29.73%) Mentoring
10 33 (29.73%) OO
11 32 (28.83%) .NET Core
12 31 (27.93%) Python
13 29 (26.13%) Scrum
14 28 (25.23%) React
14 28 (25.23%) Jenkins
14 28 (25.23%) TypeScript
15 26 (23.42%) Microservices
16 24 (21.62%) Kubernetes
17 22 (19.82%) Terraform
17 22 (19.82%) Machine Learning
17 22 (19.82%) Test Automation
18 21 (18.92%) Kafka
18 21 (18.92%) CI/CD
19 20 (18.02%) Ansible
19 20 (18.02%) ASP.NET
20 19 (17.12%) AngularJS
21 18 (16.22%) SQL Server

Senior Software Engineer 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 14 (12.61%) Confluence
2 3 (2.70%) CICS
2 3 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 44 (39.64%) Azure
2 39 (35.14%) AWS
3 11 (9.91%) SaaS
4 9 (8.11%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (7.21%) Serverless
6 7 (6.31%) AWS Lambda
7 6 (5.41%) GCP
8 4 (3.60%) Amazon ECS
8 4 (3.60%) Amazon SQS
8 4 (3.60%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (3.60%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 4 (3.60%) Azure Machine Learning
9 2 (1.80%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (1.80%) Amazon EKS
9 2 (1.80%) Amazon S3
9 2 (1.80%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.90%) GitHub
10 1 (0.90%) npm
10 1 (0.90%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.90%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.70%) Internet
2 1 (0.90%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (16.22%) SQL Server
2 11 (9.91%) Big Data
3 9 (8.11%) Redis
4 6 (5.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 6 (5.41%) MongoDB
4 6 (5.41%) MySQL
5 5 (4.50%) NoSQL
6 4 (3.60%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (3.60%) Bigtable
6 4 (3.60%) DB2
6 4 (3.60%) Oracle Database
6 4 (3.60%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (3.60%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 28 (25.23%) Jenkins
2 17 (15.32%) Git (software)
3 14 (12.61%) JIRA
4 6 (5.41%) Maven
4 6 (5.41%) TeamCity
5 5 (4.50%) Arquillian
5 5 (4.50%) JUnit
5 5 (4.50%) Mercurial
5 5 (4.50%) Mockito
6 4 (3.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (3.60%) Bitbucket
6 4 (3.60%) SonarQube
7 3 (2.70%) GitLab
8 2 (1.80%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.90%) Ant
9 1 (0.90%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.90%) Gradle
9 1 (0.90%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.90%) Selenium
9 1 (0.90%) Subversion
General
1 18 (16.22%) Finance
1 18 (16.22%) Retail
2 17 (15.32%) Social Skills
3 12 (10.81%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 9 (8.11%) Public Sector
5 8 (7.21%) Banking
5 8 (7.21%) Legal
5 8 (7.21%) Marketing
6 4 (3.60%) Law
7 3 (2.70%) Local Government
8 2 (1.80%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.80%) Games
8 2 (1.80%) Presentation Skills
9 1 (0.90%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (44.14%) .NET
2 32 (28.83%) .NET Core
3 28 (25.23%) React
4 21 (18.92%) Kafka
5 20 (18.02%) ASP.NET
6 19 (17.12%) AngularJS
7 17 (15.32%) Node.js
8 14 (12.61%) Apache NiFi
8 14 (12.61%) RESTful
9 13 (11.71%) Web Services
10 12 (10.81%) Spring
11 11 (9.91%) ASP.NET Web API
12 9 (8.11%) .NET Framework
12 9 (8.11%) ASP.NET MVC
13 8 (7.21%) REST
13 8 (7.21%) Spring Boot
14 6 (5.41%) CSS
14 6 (5.41%) Vue.js
15 5 (4.50%) ASP.NET Core
15 5 (4.50%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.91%) Cyberattack
2 8 (7.21%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (7.21%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (6.31%) Algorithms
3 7 (6.31%) Mobile App
4 5 (4.50%) Cloud Native
4 5 (4.50%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (4.50%) Video\Live Streaming
5 4 (3.60%) Cyber Defence
5 4 (3.60%) Cybercrime
5 4 (3.60%) FMCG
5 4 (3.60%) User Experience
6 3 (2.70%) IBM Mainframe
6 3 (2.70%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.90%) Blog
7 1 (0.90%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.90%) NHS
7 1 (0.90%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.90%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 17 (15.32%) Linux
2 14 (12.61%) CentOS
2 14 (12.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (3.60%) Android
3 4 (3.60%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.90%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (0.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 65 (58.56%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (41.44%) DevOps
4 38 (34.23%) TDD
5 33 (29.73%) Mentoring
5 33 (29.73%) OO
6 29 (26.13%) Scrum
7 26 (23.42%) Microservices
8 22 (19.82%) Machine Learning
8 22 (19.82%) Test Automation
9 21 (18.92%) CI/CD
10 18 (16.22%) OOD
11 17 (15.32%) Problem-Solving
12 16 (14.41%) Pair Programming
13 15 (13.51%) Data Science
13 15 (13.51%) Kanban
14 11 (9.91%) Analytics
14 11 (9.91%) SOLID
15 10 (9.01%) Coaching
15 10 (9.01%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 42 (37.84%) Java
2 35 (31.53%) C#
2 35 (31.53%) JavaScript
3 31 (27.93%) Python
4 28 (25.23%) TypeScript
5 17 (15.32%) C
5 17 (15.32%) C++
6 15 (13.51%) SQL
7 10 (9.01%) Scala
8 9 (8.11%) Kotlin
9 8 (7.21%) Ruby
10 6 (5.41%) Java 8
11 5 (4.50%) ES6
11 5 (4.50%) Go
12 4 (3.60%) Apple Swift
12 4 (3.60%) Objective-C
13 3 (2.70%) COBOL
14 1 (0.90%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.90%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (5.41%) DBS Check
1 6 (5.41%) Degree
1 6 (5.41%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.80%) WCAG
2 1 (0.90%) QA
System Software
1 35 (31.53%) Docker
Systems Management
1 24 (21.62%) Kubernetes
2 22 (19.82%) Terraform
3 20 (18.02%) Ansible
4 2 (1.80%) Istio
5 1 (0.90%) Grafana
5 1 (0.90%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 14 (12.61%) Red Hat
2 9 (8.11%) Xamarin
3 8 (7.21%) Google
3 8 (7.21%) Microsoft
4 6 (5.41%) Oracle
5 4 (3.60%) Dell
5 4 (3.60%) Perforce
5 4 (3.60%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (2.70%) IBM