Period
to 16 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 87 81 63
Rank change year-on-year -6 -18 +31
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 251 312 300
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.45% 3.82% 4.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.57% 3.91% 4.31%
Number of salaries quoted 224 245 290
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,000 £25,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £56,250
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%

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 7,036 7,979 6,959
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.70% 97.63% 97.78%
Number of salaries quoted 5,873 6,703 5,927
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £24,250 £25,550 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,900 £64,200 £62,500
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 16 August 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 16 August 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
Bolton +19 16 £41,750 -1.76% 3
Altrincham +4 15 £45,000 +9.09% 6
Salford -1 14 £50,000 +17.65% 3
Oldham +16 11 £25,000 - 2
Stockport +5 7 £41,250 +14.58% 6
Wigan +22 6 £40,000 -3.61%
Cheadle +10 6 £40,000 -
Ashton-under-Lyne - 5 £35,000 -
Sale -6 2 £29,500 +7.27%
Bury -1 1 £32,500 +71.05% 3
Rochdale - 1 £37,500 - 1
Software Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 16 August 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.

1 180 (71.71%) C#
2 157 (62.55%) .NET
2 157 (62.55%) Agile Software Development
3 132 (52.59%) JavaScript
4 88 (35.06%) ASP.NET
5 87 (34.66%) SQL
6 84 (33.47%) HTML
7 78 (31.08%) MVC
8 76 (30.28%) CSS
9 75 (29.88%) Java
10 68 (27.09%) Microsoft
11 62 (24.70%) Finance
12 58 (23.11%) Scrum
13 52 (20.72%) TDD
14 50 (19.92%) Web Services
15 48 (19.12%) XML
15 48 (19.12%) Software Engineering
16 46 (18.33%) SQL Server
16 46 (18.33%) OO
17 43 (17.13%) AngularJS
18 41 (16.33%) RESTful
18 41 (16.33%) ASP.NET MVC
19 40 (15.94%) Continuous Integration
20 37 (14.74%) Degree
21 35 (13.94%) Test Automation
22 32 (12.75%) BDD
23 31 (12.35%) C++
24 30 (11.95%) ASP.NET Web API
24 30 (11.95%) Analytical Skills
25 29 (11.55%) Microsoft Azure

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 11 (4.38%) Apache
2 10 (3.98%) IIS
3 8 (3.19%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (2.79%) Apache Spark
4 7 (2.79%) SharePoint
5 6 (2.39%) CMS
6 4 (1.59%) Alfresco
7 3 (1.20%) Confluence
7 3 (1.20%) EPiServer
8 2 (0.80%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.80%) nginx
9 1 (0.40%) Sitefinity
9 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (0.80%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 2 (0.80%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (3.59%) Dynamics NAV
2 6 (2.39%) Distributed Ledger
3 4 (1.59%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 29 (11.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (8.76%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.99%) GitHub
4 4 (1.59%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.80%) npm
5 2 (0.80%) SaaS
6 1 (0.40%) Amazon CloudSearch
6 1 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.40%) Azure Machine Learning
6 1 (0.40%) Office 365
6 1 (0.40%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.39%) Internet
1 6 (2.39%) Intranet
2 3 (1.20%) HTTP
3 1 (0.40%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (18.33%) SQL Server
2 27 (10.76%) MySQL
3 15 (5.98%) MongoDB
4 11 (4.38%) Big Data
5 9 (3.59%) Hadoop
5 9 (3.59%) NoSQL
6 6 (2.39%) Blockchain
7 5 (1.99%) Apache Hive
7 5 (1.99%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (1.20%) Redis
10 2 (0.80%) Amazon Redshift
10 2 (0.80%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.80%) Couchbase
10 2 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.40%) CouchDB
11 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 29 (11.55%) Selenium
2 25 (9.96%) Git (software)
3 22 (8.76%) JIRA
4 19 (7.57%) NUnit
5 16 (6.37%) Visual Studio
6 15 (5.98%) Cucumber
6 15 (5.98%) MSTest
7 11 (4.38%) Jenkins
8 10 (3.98%) Subversion
9 8 (3.19%) TeamCity
10 6 (2.39%) SoapUI
10 6 (2.39%) SpecFlow
11 4 (1.59%) Mercurial
11 4 (1.59%) NetBeans
11 4 (1.59%) Serilog
12 3 (1.20%) Eclipse
12 3 (1.20%) JUnit
12 3 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (1.20%) WebDriver
13 2 (0.80%) Grunt
General
1 62 (24.70%) Finance
2 27 (10.76%) Retail
3 14 (5.58%) Manufacturing
4 13 (5.18%) Games
5 12 (4.78%) Marketing
6 10 (3.98%) Electronics
7 9 (3.59%) Automotive
8 7 (2.79%) Banking
9 6 (2.39%) Telecoms
10 4 (1.59%) Back Office
10 4 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (1.20%) Law
12 2 (0.80%) Advertising
12 2 (0.80%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (62.55%) .NET
2 88 (35.06%) ASP.NET
3 84 (33.47%) HTML
4 76 (30.28%) CSS
5 50 (19.92%) Web Services
6 48 (19.12%) XML
7 43 (17.13%) AngularJS
8 41 (16.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 41 (16.33%) RESTful
9 30 (11.95%) ASP.NET Web API
10 29 (11.55%) jQuery
11 28 (11.16%) .NET Core
11 28 (11.16%) .NET Framework
12 27 (10.76%) React
12 27 (10.76%) SOAP
13 26 (10.36%) WinForms
14 23 (9.16%) LINQ
15 21 (8.37%) WCF
16 19 (7.57%) HTML5
17 17 (6.77%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 30 (11.95%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (6.77%) Computer Science
3 14 (5.58%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (4.38%) Mobile App
5 10 (3.98%) User Experience
6 8 (3.19%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (2.79%) Fintech
8 5 (1.99%) Blog
9 4 (1.59%) Analytical Mindset
10 3 (1.20%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.80%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.80%) Self-Motivation
12 1 (0.40%) 3D Graphics
12 1 (0.40%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.40%) Cloud Native
12 1 (0.40%) NHS
12 1 (0.40%) Private Cloud
12 1 (0.40%) Video\Live Streaming
12 1 (0.40%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.40%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 15 (5.98%) Linux
2 11 (4.38%) Android
3 10 (3.98%) Apple iOS
3 10 (3.98%) Windows
4 3 (1.20%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (62.55%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (31.08%) MVC
3 58 (23.11%) Scrum
4 52 (20.72%) TDD
5 48 (19.12%) Software Engineering
6 46 (18.33%) OO
7 40 (15.94%) Continuous Integration
8 35 (13.94%) Test Automation
9 32 (12.75%) BDD
10 28 (11.16%) DevOps
11 25 (9.96%) Unit Testing
12 22 (8.76%) SDLC
13 21 (8.37%) Web Development
14 20 (7.97%) OOP
14 20 (7.97%) SDET
15 19 (7.57%) Use Case
16 18 (7.17%) SOLID
17 16 (6.37%) Microservices
17 16 (6.37%) MVVM
17 16 (6.37%) UML
Programming Languages
1 180 (71.71%) C#
2 132 (52.59%) JavaScript
3 87 (34.66%) SQL
4 75 (29.88%) Java
5 31 (12.35%) C++
6 26 (10.36%) PHP
7 25 (9.96%) T-SQL
8 21 (8.37%) Python
9 16 (6.37%) PL/SQL
10 15 (5.98%) TypeScript
11 14 (5.58%) C
12 12 (4.78%) VB.NET
13 11 (4.38%) Perl
14 10 (3.98%) Ruby
15 8 (3.19%) Groovy
16 6 (2.39%) Go
17 5 (1.99%) Java 8
18 4 (1.59%) Bash Shell
18 4 (1.59%) PowerShell
18 4 (1.59%) X++
Qualifications
1 37 (14.74%) Degree
2 14 (5.58%) Security Cleared
3 10 (3.98%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (3.98%) ISEB
4 7 (2.79%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.40%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.99%) QA
System Software
1 10 (3.98%) Docker
2 1 (0.40%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.40%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (2.39%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.59%) Istio
3 3 (1.20%) Kibana
4 1 (0.40%) Ansible
4 1 (0.40%) Puppet
4 1 (0.40%) Terraform
Vendors
1 68 (27.09%) Microsoft
2 11 (4.38%) Capita
3 10 (3.98%) Google
3 10 (3.98%) Oracle
3 10 (3.98%) Xamarin
4 6 (2.39%) SAP
5 4 (1.59%) Twitter
6 3 (1.20%) WorldPay
7 2 (0.80%) Adobe
7 2 (0.80%) Cisco
8 1 (0.40%) DevExpress
8 1 (0.40%) Nintex
8 1 (0.40%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.40%) Sun
8 1 (0.40%) Zend