Period
to 18 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 71 60
Rank change year-on-year -19 -11 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 261 345 302
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.70% 4.32% 4.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.82% 4.44% 4.55%
Number of salaries quoted 223 278 283
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,350 £24,350 £24,800
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £56,250
North West median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +13.33% -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 6,831 7,779 6,644
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.80% 97.40% 97.91%
Number of salaries quoted 5,742 6,563 5,626
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,500 £26,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £63,750
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 18 June 2018.

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 18 June 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
Oldham +30 13 £21,500 -36.76% 2
Bolton +14 13 £50,000 +69.49% 4
Altrincham +13 13 £45,000 +16.13% 8
Salford 0 10 £45,000 -5.26% 2
Stockport -2 7 £47,500 +31.94%
Cheadle +4 6 £40,000 +4.92% 2
Wigan +12 5 £40,000 -3.61% 2
Ashton-under-Lyne - 3 £35,000 - 1
Sale 0 2 £29,500 +7.27% 1
Bury -4 1 £32,500 -7.14% 3
Rochdale - 1 £37,500 - 2
Software Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 18 June 2018, 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.

1 174 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (64.37%) C#
3 148 (56.70%) .NET
4 132 (50.57%) JavaScript
5 97 (37.16%) CSS
6 95 (36.40%) HTML
7 92 (35.25%) Java
8 91 (34.87%) ASP.NET
9 85 (32.57%) SQL
10 82 (31.42%) MVC
11 72 (27.59%) Scrum
12 64 (24.52%) TDD
13 63 (24.14%) Software Engineering
13 63 (24.14%) Finance
13 63 (24.14%) Microsoft
14 61 (23.37%) Web Services
15 58 (22.22%) OO
16 55 (21.07%) SQL Server
17 49 (18.77%) XML
18 45 (17.24%) ASP.NET MVC
19 42 (16.09%) RESTful
20 41 (15.71%) Degree
21 40 (15.33%) Continuous Integration
22 39 (14.94%) jQuery
22 39 (14.94%) AngularJS
23 36 (13.79%) Test Automation
24 34 (13.03%) Git (software)
25 32 (12.26%) C++
25 32 (12.26%) BDD
26 31 (11.88%) PHP

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 12 (4.60%) Apache
2 8 (3.07%) Confluence
2 8 (3.07%) nginx
3 7 (2.68%) IIS
3 7 (2.68%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.30%) CMS
5 5 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.53%) Alfresco
6 4 (1.53%) EPiServer
7 3 (1.15%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.77%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.77%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.38%) Content Management Server
9 1 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.38%) Sitefinity
9 1 (0.38%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (1.15%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.77%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 6 (2.30%) Distributed Ledger
2 3 (1.15%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 24 (9.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (6.13%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (3.07%) GitHub
4 3 (1.15%) SaaS
5 2 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.77%) npm
6 1 (0.38%) Azure Machine Learning
6 1 (0.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.15%) Internet
1 3 (1.15%) Intranet
2 2 (0.77%) HTTP
3 1 (0.38%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (21.07%) SQL Server
2 27 (10.34%) MySQL
3 7 (2.68%) MongoDB
3 7 (2.68%) NoSQL
3 7 (2.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (2.30%) Blockchain
4 6 (2.30%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.92%) Big Data
6 4 (1.53%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.15%) Redis
8 2 (0.77%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (0.77%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.77%) Couchbase
8 2 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 34 (13.03%) Git (software)
2 31 (11.88%) Selenium
3 25 (9.58%) JIRA
4 21 (8.05%) NUnit
5 18 (6.90%) Cucumber
6 15 (5.75%) MSTest
7 13 (4.98%) Jenkins
8 12 (4.60%) Subversion
9 8 (3.07%) JUnit
9 8 (3.07%) Mercurial
9 8 (3.07%) Vagrant
10 5 (1.92%) Bitbucket
10 5 (1.92%) IntelliJ
10 5 (1.92%) NetBeans
10 5 (1.92%) SoapUI
10 5 (1.92%) SonarQube
10 5 (1.92%) Visual Studio
11 4 (1.53%) Eclipse
12 3 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (1.15%) TeamCity
General
1 63 (24.14%) Finance
2 23 (8.81%) Retail
3 12 (4.60%) Games
4 8 (3.07%) Automotive
5 7 (2.68%) Marketing
6 6 (2.30%) Electronics
7 5 (1.92%) Back Office
7 5 (1.92%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.53%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.53%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (1.15%) Banking
10 2 (0.77%) Advertising
10 2 (0.77%) International Banking
10 2 (0.77%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (56.70%) .NET
2 97 (37.16%) CSS
3 95 (36.40%) HTML
4 91 (34.87%) ASP.NET
5 61 (23.37%) Web Services
6 49 (18.77%) XML
7 45 (17.24%) ASP.NET MVC
8 42 (16.09%) RESTful
9 39 (14.94%) AngularJS
9 39 (14.94%) jQuery
10 29 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
10 29 (11.11%) SOAP
11 28 (10.73%) WCF
12 25 (9.58%) .NET Framework
13 23 (8.81%) React
14 22 (8.43%) WinForms
15 21 (8.05%) LINQ
16 18 (6.90%) .NET Core
16 18 (6.90%) JSON
17 17 (6.51%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.43%) Computer Science
2 18 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (5.75%) Mobile App
4 12 (4.60%) User Experience
5 11 (4.21%) Greenfield Project
6 10 (3.83%) Wiki
7 6 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.92%) Fintech
9 3 (1.15%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.15%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.77%) Device Driver
10 2 (0.77%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 2 (0.77%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.77%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.77%) Verilog
10 2 (0.77%) VHDL
11 1 (0.38%) Blog
11 1 (0.38%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.38%) Robotics
11 1 (0.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (7.66%) Windows
2 15 (5.75%) Linux
3 11 (4.21%) Android
4 9 (3.45%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.53%) Unix
6 2 (0.77%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (31.42%) MVC
3 72 (27.59%) Scrum
4 64 (24.52%) TDD
5 63 (24.14%) Software Engineering
6 58 (22.22%) OO
7 40 (15.33%) Continuous Integration
8 36 (13.79%) Test Automation
9 32 (12.26%) BDD
10 29 (11.11%) Web Development
11 26 (9.96%) Unit Testing
12 23 (8.81%) DevOps
12 23 (8.81%) SDLC
13 22 (8.43%) OOP
14 21 (8.05%) Problem-Solving
15 19 (7.28%) Use Case
16 18 (6.90%) SDET
16 18 (6.90%) SOLID
17 17 (6.51%) Kanban
18 16 (6.13%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 168 (64.37%) C#
2 132 (50.57%) JavaScript
3 92 (35.25%) Java
4 85 (32.57%) SQL
5 32 (12.26%) C++
6 31 (11.88%) PHP
7 30 (11.49%) T-SQL
8 23 (8.81%) Python
9 16 (6.13%) C
10 15 (5.75%) PL/SQL
10 15 (5.75%) VB.NET
11 13 (4.98%) TypeScript
12 12 (4.60%) Groovy
13 7 (2.68%) Perl
14 6 (2.30%) Ruby
15 5 (1.92%) Java 8
16 4 (1.53%) Bash Shell
16 4 (1.53%) Scala
16 4 (1.53%) XQuery
17 3 (1.15%) Prolog
Qualifications
1 41 (15.71%) Degree
2 13 (4.98%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (4.60%) Security Cleared
4 9 (3.45%) ISEB
5 2 (0.77%) HNC
5 2 (0.77%) HND
5 2 (0.77%) PhD
5 2 (0.77%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.53%) QA
System Software
1 15 (5.75%) Docker
2 1 (0.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (1.15%) Kibana
2 2 (0.77%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.77%) Terraform
3 1 (0.38%) Ansible
Vendors
1 63 (24.14%) Microsoft
2 13 (4.98%) Google
3 12 (4.60%) Capita
4 9 (3.45%) Xamarin
5 7 (2.68%) WorldPay
6 5 (1.92%) Aquila
6 5 (1.92%) Twitter
7 2 (0.77%) Adobe
7 2 (0.77%) Cisco
7 2 (0.77%) DevExpress
7 2 (0.77%) Oracle
7 2 (0.77%) SAP
7 2 (0.77%) Sitecore
7 2 (0.77%) Xilinx
7 2 (0.77%) Zend
8 1 (0.38%) Sun