Period
to 27 January 2022

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £49,500 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

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
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 136 60 74
Rank change year-on-year -76 +14 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 112 149 209
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 2.01% 4.70% 3.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.14% 4.86% 3.92%
Number of salaries quoted 68 140 157
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £33,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £49,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £66,325 £65,000 £60,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - - +5.88%

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 5,242 3,067 5,331
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.30% 96.66% 96.52%
Number of salaries quoted 3,882 2,725 4,343
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,018
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% +4.73%
75th Percentile £68,750 £63,750 £60,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £75,000 £70,200
North West median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% -

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Manchester

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for Software Developer in Manchester

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Manchester

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Developer in Manchester over the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

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 27 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
Salford -1 7 - - 2
Sale - 5 - -
Bolton 0 3 - - 6
Oldham -4 2 - - 1
Rochdale - 2 - -
Wigan - 2 £45,000 - 1
Altrincham +8 1 £47,500 +46.15% 1
Cheadle - 1 - - 1
Software Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, 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 78 (69.64%) JavaScript
2 72 (64.29%) C#
3 46 (41.07%) .NET
4 42 (37.50%) OOP
4 42 (37.50%) React
5 40 (35.71%) MVC
6 37 (33.04%) SQL Server
7 34 (30.36%) Java
7 34 (30.36%) Python
7 34 (30.36%) Agile Software Development
7 34 (30.36%) Full Stack Development
8 33 (29.46%) AngularJS
9 29 (25.89%) HTML
9 29 (25.89%) SQL
10 28 (25.00%) OO
10 28 (25.00%) CSS
10 28 (25.00%) Docker
11 26 (23.21%) Microservices
12 25 (22.32%) PHP
13 23 (20.54%) .NET Core
14 22 (19.64%) Node.js
14 22 (19.64%) Git (software)
14 22 (19.64%) Oracle
15 21 (18.75%) Microsoft
15 21 (18.75%) jQuery
16 20 (17.86%) Software Engineering
16 20 (17.86%) MySQL
16 20 (17.86%) REST
17 19 (16.96%) Kafka
17 19 (16.96%) HTML5

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 3 (2.68%) nginx
2 1 (0.89%) Apache
2 1 (0.89%) SAS
2 1 (0.89%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 16 (14.29%) Azure
2 12 (10.71%) AWS
3 5 (4.46%) SaaS
4 2 (1.79%) GitHub
5 1 (0.89%) Azure Service Bus
5 1 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.89%) Heroku
5 1 (0.89%) SonarCloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (33.04%) SQL Server
2 20 (17.86%) MySQL
3 16 (14.29%) MongoDB
4 6 (5.36%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.57%) Big Data
5 4 (3.57%) Blockchain
5 4 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.68%) LogicBlox
7 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.89%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.89%) Apache Ignite
8 1 (0.89%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (19.64%) Git (software)
2 5 (4.46%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.57%) JIRA
3 4 (3.57%) Selenium
4 3 (2.68%) GitLab
4 3 (2.68%) TestRail
4 3 (2.68%) Vagrant
5 2 (1.79%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.89%) Maven
6 1 (0.89%) Subversion
6 1 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.89%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.89%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (16.96%) Finance
2 11 (9.82%) Public Sector
3 10 (8.93%) Social Skills
4 9 (8.04%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (7.14%) Retail
6 7 (6.25%) Marketing
7 5 (4.46%) Electronics
7 5 (4.46%) Financial Institution
7 5 (4.46%) Manufacturing
7 5 (4.46%) Telecoms
8 3 (2.68%) Games
8 3 (2.68%) Presentation Skills
9 2 (1.79%) Banking
9 2 (1.79%) Influencing Skills
9 2 (1.79%) Legal
10 1 (0.89%) Organisational Skills
10 1 (0.89%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (41.07%) .NET
2 42 (37.50%) React
3 33 (29.46%) AngularJS
4 29 (25.89%) HTML
5 28 (25.00%) CSS
6 23 (20.54%) .NET Core
7 22 (19.64%) Node.js
8 21 (18.75%) jQuery
9 20 (17.86%) REST
10 19 (16.96%) HTML5
10 19 (16.96%) Kafka
11 18 (16.07%) CSS3
12 17 (15.18%) .NET Framework
12 17 (15.18%) Java SE
13 16 (14.29%) Symfony
14 12 (10.71%) ASP.NET
15 10 (8.93%) Entity Framework
16 9 (8.04%) RESTful
17 8 (7.14%) Google Maps API
18 7 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.18%) Data Structures
2 10 (8.93%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (4.46%) Blog
4 4 (3.57%) Virtual Team
5 3 (2.68%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.89%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (0.89%) Augmented Reality
6 1 (0.89%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.89%) User Experience
6 1 (0.89%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 17 (15.18%) Linux
2 4 (3.57%) Android
3 3 (2.68%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.89%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (37.50%) OOP
2 40 (35.71%) MVC
3 34 (30.36%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (30.36%) Full Stack Development
4 28 (25.00%) OO
5 26 (23.21%) Microservices
6 20 (17.86%) Software Engineering
7 19 (16.96%) Mentoring
8 18 (16.07%) Functional Programming
8 18 (16.07%) TDD
9 16 (14.29%) Test Automation
10 15 (13.39%) DevOps
11 14 (12.50%) CI/CD
12 13 (11.61%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (9.82%) Front End Development
13 11 (9.82%) Scrum
14 9 (8.04%) Analytics
14 9 (8.04%) Software Testing
15 8 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
15 8 (7.14%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 78 (69.64%) JavaScript
2 72 (64.29%) C#
3 34 (30.36%) Java
3 34 (30.36%) Python
4 29 (25.89%) SQL
5 25 (22.32%) PHP
6 17 (15.18%) Go
6 17 (15.18%) Java 8
7 12 (10.71%) C++
8 8 (7.14%) T-SQL
9 7 (6.25%) Ruby
10 5 (4.46%) Kotlin
10 5 (4.46%) TypeScript
11 4 (3.57%) Scala
12 3 (2.68%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.79%) MATLAB
13 2 (1.79%) Objective-C
13 2 (1.79%) Pascal
13 2 (1.79%) R
13 2 (1.79%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (15.18%) CIW
1 17 (15.18%) OCA
1 17 (15.18%) OCP
1 17 (15.18%) Oracle Certification
2 7 (6.25%) Degree
3 5 (4.46%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.79%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.79%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.89%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.89%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.89%) QA
System Software
1 28 (25.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (8.93%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 22 (19.64%) Oracle
2 21 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 16 (14.29%) Zend
4 8 (7.14%) Google
5 7 (6.25%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (5.36%) SAP
7 3 (2.68%) TOWER Software
8 2 (1.79%) NEC
8 2 (1.79%) Northgate
9 1 (0.89%) Red Hat