Period
to 19 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £43,500 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 19 January 2019.

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

Software Developer
North West > Manchester
6 months to
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 92 76 66
Rank change year-on-year -16 -10 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 238 314 346
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.52% 4.22% 4.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.65% 4.34% 4.79%
Number of salaries quoted 222 269 329
Manchester median annual salary £43,500 £47,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.42% +23.38% +2.67%
10th Percentile £25,125 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +13.33% -

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 6,517 7,234 7,227
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.49% 97.18% 97.18%
Number of salaries quoted 5,480 5,989 6,232
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,007 £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% -

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Manchester

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for Software Developer in Manchester

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in Manchester over the 6 months to 19 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in Manchester

Software 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 Software Developer within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 19 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 +8 27 £45,000 +9.09% 6
Stockport +28 16 £40,000 -3.61% 3
Bolton +17 10 £37,500 +30.43% 1
Salford 0 10 £32,062 -24.56% 1
Oldham +4 4 £27,500 +27.91%
Bury +3 4 £50,000 +81.82% 2
Wigan -1 4 £40,000 +60.00%
Ashton-under-Lyne - 3 £35,000 - 2
Software Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 185 (77.73%) C#
2 183 (76.89%) .NET
3 110 (46.22%) Agile Software Development
4 104 (43.70%) JavaScript
5 98 (41.18%) MVC
6 90 (37.82%) ASP.NET
7 85 (35.71%) SQL
8 75 (31.51%) HTML
9 70 (29.41%) CSS
10 65 (27.31%) Microsoft
11 56 (23.53%) AngularJS
12 53 (22.27%) Software Engineering
13 52 (21.85%) SQL Server
13 52 (21.85%) ASP.NET MVC
14 46 (19.33%) Finance
15 42 (17.65%) SDLC
16 40 (16.81%) .NET Core
16 40 (16.81%) Java
17 38 (15.97%) C++
17 38 (15.97%) Web Services
18 37 (15.55%) jQuery
19 36 (15.13%) XML
19 36 (15.13%) Scrum
20 32 (13.45%) Analytical Skills
21 31 (13.03%) Visual Studio
22 30 (12.61%) OO
22 30 (12.61%) Greenfield Project
23 29 (12.18%) .NET Framework
24 27 (11.34%) Degree
24 27 (11.34%) Unit Testing

Software 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 14 (5.88%) IIS
2 9 (3.78%) Apache
3 6 (2.52%) CMS
4 4 (1.68%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.26%) Confluence
5 3 (1.26%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.84%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.84%) nginx
6 2 (0.84%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.42%) Kentico
7 1 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (3.36%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.84%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.42%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 26 (10.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (8.40%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.84%) GitHub
3 2 (0.84%) NuGet
4 1 (0.42%) Amazon CloudSearch
4 1 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.42%) Google Play
4 1 (0.42%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.10%) Intranet
2 4 (1.68%) Internet
3 1 (0.42%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (21.85%) SQL Server
2 24 (10.08%) MySQL
3 9 (3.78%) MongoDB
4 5 (2.10%) Big Data
4 5 (2.10%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.26%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (0.84%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (0.84%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.84%) Redis
7 1 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.42%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.42%) RavenDB
7 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 31 (13.03%) Visual Studio
2 14 (5.88%) Git (software)
3 13 (5.46%) NUnit
4 12 (5.04%) JIRA
4 12 (5.04%) MSTest
5 10 (4.20%) TeamCity
6 6 (2.52%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (2.10%) Jenkins
8 4 (1.68%) Bitbucket
8 4 (1.68%) SpecFlow
9 3 (1.26%) JUnit
9 3 (1.26%) Selenium
9 3 (1.26%) Subversion
10 2 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.84%) Calabash
10 2 (0.84%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.84%) Gradle
10 2 (0.84%) JBehave
10 2 (0.84%) JMeter
10 2 (0.84%) Maven
General
1 46 (19.33%) Finance
2 12 (5.04%) Marketing
3 11 (4.62%) Manufacturing
4 8 (3.36%) Electronics
5 6 (2.52%) Banking
5 6 (2.52%) Games
5 6 (2.52%) Retail
5 6 (2.52%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.26%) Advertising
6 3 (1.26%) Automotive
7 2 (0.84%) International Banking
7 2 (0.84%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.42%) Back Office
8 1 (0.42%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.42%) French Language
8 1 (0.42%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 183 (76.89%) .NET
2 90 (37.82%) ASP.NET
3 75 (31.51%) HTML
4 70 (29.41%) CSS
5 56 (23.53%) AngularJS
6 52 (21.85%) ASP.NET MVC
7 40 (16.81%) .NET Core
8 38 (15.97%) Web Services
9 37 (15.55%) jQuery
10 36 (15.13%) XML
11 29 (12.18%) .NET Framework
12 26 (10.92%) RESTful
13 24 (10.08%) Spring
14 22 (9.24%) ASP.NET Web API
14 22 (9.24%) Entity Framework
15 21 (8.82%) LINQ
16 20 (8.40%) React
16 20 (8.40%) SOAP
16 20 (8.40%) WCF
17 18 (7.56%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 32 (13.45%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (12.61%) Greenfield Project
3 21 (8.82%) Fintech
4 16 (6.72%) Mobile App
5 14 (5.88%) User Experience
6 11 (4.62%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (2.94%) Blog
8 4 (1.68%) Algorithms
8 4 (1.68%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.84%) 3D Graphics
9 2 (0.84%) Web 2.0
10 1 (0.42%) Arduino
10 1 (0.42%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.42%) CUDA
10 1 (0.42%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.42%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.42%) Media Streaming
10 1 (0.42%) NHS
10 1 (0.42%) Online Games
10 1 (0.42%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 15 (6.30%) Linux
2 12 (5.04%) Windows
3 6 (2.52%) Android
3 6 (2.52%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.68%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (46.22%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (41.18%) MVC
3 53 (22.27%) Software Engineering
4 42 (17.65%) SDLC
5 36 (15.13%) Scrum
6 30 (12.61%) OO
7 27 (11.34%) Unit Testing
8 26 (10.92%) Continuous Integration
9 25 (10.50%) Problem-Solving
10 23 (9.66%) Front End Development
11 20 (8.40%) Microservices
12 19 (7.98%) OOP
12 19 (7.98%) TDD
13 17 (7.14%) DevOps
14 16 (6.72%) IT Strategy
14 16 (6.72%) Use Case
15 15 (6.30%) System Testing
16 14 (5.88%) BDD
16 14 (5.88%) UML
17 13 (5.46%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 185 (77.73%) C#
2 104 (43.70%) JavaScript
3 85 (35.71%) SQL
4 40 (16.81%) Java
5 38 (15.97%) C++
6 26 (10.92%) T-SQL
7 23 (9.66%) Python
8 22 (9.24%) PHP
9 18 (7.56%) VB.NET
10 13 (5.46%) C
10 13 (5.46%) PL/SQL
10 13 (5.46%) TypeScript
11 9 (3.78%) Perl
12 4 (1.68%) Go
12 4 (1.68%) VB
13 3 (1.26%) Ruby
14 2 (0.84%) Java 8
14 2 (0.84%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.42%) Elixir
15 1 (0.42%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 27 (11.34%) Degree
2 3 (1.26%) SC Cleared
2 3 (1.26%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (0.84%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.42%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.10%) QA
System Software
1 6 (2.52%) Docker
2 1 (0.42%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.42%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 4 (1.68%) cPanel
1 4 (1.68%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.84%) Istio
Vendors
1 65 (27.31%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.36%) SAP
2 8 (3.36%) Xamarin
3 6 (2.52%) Oracle
4 5 (2.10%) ServiceNow
5 3 (1.26%) Sage
5 3 (1.26%) Sitecore
6 2 (0.84%) Epicor
6 2 (0.84%) Fujitsu
6 2 (0.84%) IFS
6 2 (0.84%) Siemens
6 2 (0.84%) Zend
7 1 (0.42%) Apple
7 1 (0.42%) Google
7 1 (0.42%) Nintex
7 1 (0.42%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.42%) Twitter