Period
to 15 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 89 83 63
Rank change year-on-year -6 -20 +40
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 261 289 325
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.59% 3.73% 4.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.71% 3.82% 4.55%
Number of salaries quoted 237 236 315
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £26,550 £24,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £56,250
North West median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +14.29%

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 7,026 7,561 7,137
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.52% 97.62% 97.69%
Number of salaries quoted 5,853 6,302 6,123
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £24,500 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £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 15 October 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 15 October 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
Altrincham +5 25 £45,000 -5.26% 6
Salford -1 14 £46,250 +15.63% 1
Bolton +21 13 £37,500 -3.23% 1
Stockport +15 9 £41,250 +47.32% 3
Wigan +4 9 £40,000 -15.79% 3
Oldham +9 7 £27,500 - 1
Cheadle +10 6 £40,000 - 1
Ashton-under-Lyne - 6 £35,000 - 1
Bury -2 3 £50,000 +163.16% 3
Sale - 2 £29,500 -
Rochdale +7 1 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Software Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 191 (73.18%) C#
2 173 (66.28%) .NET
3 131 (50.19%) Agile Software Development
4 126 (48.28%) JavaScript
5 94 (36.02%) SQL
6 93 (35.63%) MVC
7 88 (33.72%) ASP.NET
8 81 (31.03%) HTML
9 71 (27.20%) CSS
10 64 (24.52%) Microsoft
11 63 (24.14%) Java
12 60 (22.99%) Finance
13 56 (21.46%) SQL Server
14 55 (21.07%) Scrum
15 47 (18.01%) Software Engineering
16 44 (16.86%) Web Services
16 44 (16.86%) XML
16 44 (16.86%) ASP.NET MVC
17 38 (14.56%) Analytical Skills
18 36 (13.79%) Visual Studio
18 36 (13.79%) TDD
19 35 (13.41%) Continuous Integration
19 35 (13.41%) OO
19 35 (13.41%) AngularJS
20 34 (13.03%) jQuery
20 34 (13.03%) Degree
21 33 (12.64%) MySQL
22 32 (12.26%) C++
22 32 (12.26%) .NET Core
23 31 (11.88%) 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 20 (7.66%) IIS
2 10 (3.83%) Apache
3 8 (3.07%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (2.30%) Apache Spark
4 6 (2.30%) CMS
4 6 (2.30%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.92%) Confluence
6 4 (1.53%) Alfresco
7 2 (0.77%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.38%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.38%) Kentico
8 1 (0.38%) nginx
8 1 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.38%) Sitefinity
8 1 (0.38%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 11 (4.21%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (1.53%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.15%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.77%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.38%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 23 (8.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (8.05%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.53%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.77%) NuGet
4 2 (0.77%) SaaS
5 1 (0.38%) Amazon CloudSearch
5 1 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.38%) GitHub
5 1 (0.38%) Office 365
5 1 (0.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.07%) Intranet
2 7 (2.68%) Internet
3 3 (1.15%) HTTP
4 1 (0.38%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (21.46%) SQL Server
2 33 (12.64%) MySQL
3 13 (4.98%) MongoDB
4 10 (3.83%) Big Data
5 7 (2.68%) Hadoop
5 7 (2.68%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.92%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.53%) Apache Hive
7 4 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.15%) Blockchain
8 3 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (0.77%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.77%) Couchbase
9 2 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.77%) Redis
10 1 (0.38%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.38%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.38%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 36 (13.79%) Visual Studio
2 22 (8.43%) JIRA
2 22 (8.43%) Selenium
3 20 (7.66%) Git (software)
4 17 (6.51%) NUnit
5 13 (4.98%) MSTest
6 12 (4.60%) Cucumber
7 11 (4.21%) Jenkins
8 10 (3.83%) TeamCity
9 9 (3.45%) Subversion
10 8 (3.07%) SpecFlow
11 6 (2.30%) SoapUI
12 4 (1.53%) Bitbucket
12 4 (1.53%) JMeter
12 4 (1.53%) JUnit
12 4 (1.53%) NetBeans
12 4 (1.53%) Serilog
13 3 (1.15%) Appium
13 3 (1.15%) Eclipse
13 3 (1.15%) Gatling
General
1 60 (22.99%) Finance
2 21 (8.05%) Manufacturing
3 19 (7.28%) Retail
4 17 (6.51%) Marketing
5 13 (4.98%) Electronics
6 9 (3.45%) Telecoms
7 8 (3.07%) Banking
7 8 (3.07%) Games
8 7 (2.68%) Automotive
9 4 (1.53%) Law
10 3 (1.15%) Back Office
11 2 (0.77%) Advertising
11 2 (0.77%) International Banking
11 2 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (66.28%) .NET
2 88 (33.72%) ASP.NET
3 81 (31.03%) HTML
4 71 (27.20%) CSS
5 44 (16.86%) ASP.NET MVC
5 44 (16.86%) Web Services
5 44 (16.86%) XML
6 35 (13.41%) AngularJS
7 34 (13.03%) jQuery
8 32 (12.26%) .NET Core
9 27 (10.34%) .NET Framework
9 27 (10.34%) RESTful
10 25 (9.58%) ASP.NET Web API
10 25 (9.58%) LINQ
11 23 (8.81%) Spring
11 23 (8.81%) WCF
12 22 (8.43%) SOAP
13 21 (8.05%) WinForms
14 20 (7.66%) Entity Framework
14 20 (7.66%) React
Miscellaneous
1 38 (14.56%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (8.43%) Greenfield Project
3 17 (6.51%) Fintech
4 16 (6.13%) Enterprise Software
5 15 (5.75%) Mobile App
6 13 (4.98%) User Experience
7 12 (4.60%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.92%) Blog
9 4 (1.53%) Analytical Mindset
10 3 (1.15%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.77%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.77%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (0.77%) Web 2.0
12 1 (0.38%) 3D Graphics
12 1 (0.38%) Arduino
12 1 (0.38%) Cloud Native
12 1 (0.38%) Media Streaming
12 1 (0.38%) Online Games
12 1 (0.38%) Video\Live Streaming
12 1 (0.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (5.75%) Linux
2 13 (4.98%) Android
3 12 (4.60%) Apple iOS
3 12 (4.60%) Windows
4 4 (1.53%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (50.19%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (35.63%) MVC
3 55 (21.07%) Scrum
4 47 (18.01%) Software Engineering
5 36 (13.79%) TDD
6 35 (13.41%) Continuous Integration
6 35 (13.41%) OO
7 31 (11.88%) Unit Testing
8 30 (11.49%) Test Automation
9 29 (11.11%) SDLC
10 27 (10.34%) DevOps
11 21 (8.05%) BDD
12 20 (7.66%) Problem-Solving
13 18 (6.90%) Mentoring
13 18 (6.90%) SDET
13 18 (6.90%) Use Case
14 17 (6.51%) ERP
15 16 (6.13%) Microservices
15 16 (6.13%) OOP
16 15 (5.75%) UML
Programming Languages
1 191 (73.18%) C#
2 126 (48.28%) JavaScript
3 94 (36.02%) SQL
4 63 (24.14%) Java
5 32 (12.26%) C++
6 26 (9.96%) PHP
7 21 (8.05%) Python
7 21 (8.05%) T-SQL
8 15 (5.75%) C
9 14 (5.36%) PL/SQL
9 14 (5.36%) VB.NET
10 11 (4.21%) Perl
11 10 (3.83%) Ruby
12 8 (3.07%) TypeScript
13 6 (2.30%) Go
14 5 (1.92%) Java 8
15 4 (1.53%) Groovy
15 4 (1.53%) PowerShell
15 4 (1.53%) X++
15 4 (1.53%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 34 (13.03%) Degree
2 9 (3.45%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.68%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (1.92%) ISEB
5 2 (0.77%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.38%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 8 (3.07%) Docker
2 1 (0.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.38%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.38%) VirtualBox
2 1 (0.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (2.30%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.53%) cPanel
2 4 (1.53%) Istio
3 1 (0.38%) Ansible
3 1 (0.38%) Kibana
3 1 (0.38%) Puppet
3 1 (0.38%) Terraform
Vendors
1 64 (24.52%) Microsoft
2 15 (5.75%) Xamarin
3 11 (4.21%) SAP
4 10 (3.83%) Oracle
5 5 (1.92%) Google
5 5 (1.92%) ServiceNow
6 3 (1.15%) Sage
7 2 (0.77%) Cisco
7 2 (0.77%) Epicor
7 2 (0.77%) Fujitsu
7 2 (0.77%) IFS
7 2 (0.77%) Siemens
7 2 (0.77%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.38%) DevExpress
8 1 (0.38%) Nintex
8 1 (0.38%) Sun
8 1 (0.38%) Twitter
8 1 (0.38%) Zend