Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 64 87
Rank change year-on-year -20 +23 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 297 320 232
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.73% 4.35% 3.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.84% 4.46% 3.22%
Number of salaries quoted 253 313 214
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £26,050 £28,550 £25,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £55,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -6.67%

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 7744 7174 7198
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.36% 97.42% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 6439 6158 5993
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £24,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £58,750
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 -17 9 £41,250 +10.00% 1
Stockport -11 7 £28,000 -30.00%
Salford -6 6 £42,500 +13.33%
Bolton -2 5 £33,500 +3.08% 1
Wigan -5 5 £42,500 +13.33%
Rochdale +11 2 £35,000 -30.00%
Oldham +9 2 £21,500 -21.82% 2
Bury +4 2 £23,250 -53.50%
Cheadle -15 1 £40,000 +17.65%
Software Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Software Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Manchester region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 195 (65.66%) C#
2 177 (59.60%) .NET
3 154 (51.85%) JavaScript
4 142 (47.81%) Agile Software Development
5 121 (40.74%) SQL
6 119 (40.07%) MVC
7 114 (38.38%) CSS
8 111 (37.37%) ASP.NET
9 94 (31.65%) Web Services
10 93 (31.31%) HTML
10 93 (31.31%) Java
11 85 (28.62%) ASP.NET MVC
12 84 (28.28%) Scrum
13 80 (26.94%) Software Engineering
14 79 (26.60%) jQuery
15 64 (21.55%) Finance
16 60 (20.20%) WCF
17 59 (19.87%) Degree
18 48 (16.16%) Git (software)
19 43 (14.48%) AngularJS
19 43 (14.48%) Computer Science
20 41 (13.80%) SQL Server
20 41 (13.80%) Linux
20 41 (13.80%) OO
21 38 (12.79%) Continuous Integration
22 37 (12.46%) Spring
22 37 (12.46%) Microsoft
23 34 (11.45%) C++
23 34 (11.45%) Java EE
23 34 (11.45%) Stakeholder Engagement

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 13 (4.38%) WebSphere
2 12 (4.04%) Tomcat
3 11 (3.70%) Apache Spark
4 10 (3.37%) Apache
5 6 (2.02%) CMS
5 6 (2.02%) EPiServer
6 5 (1.68%) nginx
6 5 (1.68%) Umbraco
7 4 (1.35%) Confluence
7 4 (1.35%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.67%) IIS
8 2 (0.67%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.67%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.34%) Content Management Server
9 1 (0.34%) DNN
9 1 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.34%) Kentico
Applications
1 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.34%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 28 (9.43%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.36%) Amazon EMR
4 5 (1.68%) GitHub
5 4 (1.35%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 3 (1.01%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.34%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.70%) HTTP
2 6 (2.02%) Bluetooth
2 6 (2.02%) GPRS
2 6 (2.02%) NFC
2 6 (2.02%) RFID
2 6 (2.02%) RS-232
2 6 (2.02%) UMTS
2 6 (2.02%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (1.35%) SSL
4 2 (0.67%) Internet
5 1 (0.34%) Skype
5 1 (0.34%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (13.80%) SQL Server
2 28 (9.43%) MySQL
3 19 (6.40%) NoSQL
4 16 (5.39%) MongoDB
5 12 (4.04%) Big Data
6 10 (3.37%) CouchDB
6 10 (3.37%) Hadoop
7 7 (2.36%) Amazon Redshift
7 7 (2.36%) Apache Accumulo
7 7 (2.36%) Relational Database
8 6 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (1.35%) Qlik Sense
9 4 (1.35%) Redis
10 3 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.67%) Data Lake
11 2 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (0.34%) Power BI
12 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 48 (16.16%) Git (software)
2 29 (9.76%) Selenium
3 23 (7.74%) NUnit
4 15 (5.05%) TeamCity
5 13 (4.38%) JIRA
6 12 (4.04%) Jenkins
6 12 (4.04%) MSTest
7 10 (3.37%) Maven
8 9 (3.03%) Eclipse
9 8 (2.69%) Cucumber
9 8 (2.69%) Subversion
10 6 (2.02%) Grunt
10 6 (2.02%) JUnit
10 6 (2.02%) Visual Studio
11 5 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (1.35%) Xcode
13 3 (1.01%) AccuRev
14 2 (0.67%) Bitbucket
14 2 (0.67%) Mercurial
14 2 (0.67%) Vagrant
General
1 64 (21.55%) Finance
2 16 (5.39%) Manufacturing
3 12 (4.04%) Retail
4 11 (3.70%) Marketing
5 10 (3.37%) Back Office
5 10 (3.37%) Telecoms
6 9 (3.03%) Electronics
7 4 (1.35%) Advertising
7 4 (1.35%) Automotive
7 4 (1.35%) Banking
7 4 (1.35%) Games
8 2 (0.67%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.67%) Law
8 2 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.34%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 177 (59.60%) .NET
2 114 (38.38%) CSS
3 111 (37.37%) ASP.NET
4 94 (31.65%) Web Services
5 93 (31.31%) HTML
6 85 (28.62%) ASP.NET MVC
7 79 (26.60%) jQuery
8 60 (20.20%) WCF
9 43 (14.48%) AngularJS
10 37 (12.46%) Spring
11 34 (11.45%) Java EE
12 33 (11.11%) RESTful
13 31 (10.44%) HTML5
14 30 (10.10%) ASP.NET Web API
15 25 (8.42%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 25 (8.42%) WinForms
16 23 (7.74%) Ajax
16 23 (7.74%) XML
17 21 (7.07%) CSS3
17 21 (7.07%) Oracle ADF
Miscellaneous
1 43 (14.48%) Computer Science
2 22 (7.41%) User Experience
3 17 (5.72%) Mobile App
4 15 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (4.04%) iPad
6 11 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
6 11 (3.70%) N-Tier
7 7 (2.36%) Data Structures
8 6 (2.02%) CAN bus
8 6 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (2.02%) Fintech
8 6 (2.02%) Life Science
9 2 (0.67%) Cyber Attack
9 2 (0.67%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.67%) NHS
9 2 (0.67%) PMI
10 1 (0.34%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.34%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.34%) HoloLens
10 1 (0.34%) Oculus Rift
Operating Systems
1 41 (13.80%) Linux
2 12 (4.04%) Windows
3 11 (3.70%) Apple iOS
4 8 (2.69%) Android
5 1 (0.34%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (47.81%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (40.07%) MVC
3 84 (28.28%) Scrum
4 80 (26.94%) Software Engineering
5 41 (13.80%) OO
6 38 (12.79%) Continuous Integration
7 34 (11.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 33 (11.11%) OOP
8 33 (11.11%) TDD
9 28 (9.43%) DevOps
9 28 (9.43%) SDLC
10 27 (9.09%) SOLID
11 26 (8.75%) Mathematics
11 26 (8.75%) Web Development
12 25 (8.42%) Continuous Improvement
12 25 (8.42%) Open Source
13 22 (7.41%) Test Automation
14 21 (7.07%) SOA
15 19 (6.40%) Microservices
16 18 (6.06%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 195 (65.66%) C#
2 154 (51.85%) JavaScript
3 121 (40.74%) SQL
4 93 (31.31%) Java
5 34 (11.45%) C++
6 32 (10.77%) Python
7 28 (9.43%) C
8 25 (8.42%) PHP
9 24 (8.08%) Ruby
9 24 (8.08%) VB.NET
10 18 (6.06%) TypeScript
11 16 (5.39%) Scala
12 15 (5.05%) T-SQL
13 12 (4.04%) PL/SQL
14 10 (3.37%) Go
15 8 (2.69%) Embedded C
15 8 (2.69%) Haskell
16 7 (2.36%) Clojure
16 7 (2.36%) Perl
17 6 (2.02%) ANSI C
Qualifications
1 59 (19.87%) Degree
2 9 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (2.69%) ISTQB
4 4 (1.35%) HND
4 4 (1.35%) ISEB
4 4 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.01%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.01%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.67%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.67%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.03%) QA
2 1 (0.34%) HL7
2 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.34%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (3.37%) Docker
2 7 (2.36%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (1.68%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.67%) Ansible
2 2 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 37 (12.46%) Microsoft
2 28 (9.43%) Oracle
3 10 (3.37%) SAP
4 7 (2.36%) Sitecore
5 5 (1.68%) Xamarin
6 4 (1.35%) Capita
7 3 (1.01%) Zend
8 2 (0.67%) Google
9 1 (0.34%) Apple
9 1 (0.34%) Sun
9 1 (0.34%) WorldPay