Period
to 26 September 2021

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 26 September 2021.

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
26 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 95 47 77
Rank change year-on-year -48 +30 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 166 136 246
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 3.07% 5.31% 3.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.32% 5.52% 3.87%
Number of salaries quoted 151 129 206
10th Percentile £32,500 £36,250 £28,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £40,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £50,000 £57,500 £52,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% 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 5,003 2,463 6,349
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.56% 96.14% 96.17%
Number of salaries quoted 3,895 2,166 5,112
10th Percentile £31,250 £33,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £40,000 £41,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £51,375 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.19% +14.17% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £58,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £71,098 £70,000
North West median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +2.27%

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 26 September 2021.

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 26 September 2021. 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
Wigan - 8 £40,000 -
Stockport +8 6 £51,250 +17.14% 4
Salford -2 5 - - 3
Oldham -3 1 - - 1
Software Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 26 September 2021, 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.

1 130 (78.31%) JavaScript
2 93 (56.02%) React
3 89 (53.61%) MVC
4 85 (51.20%) SQL Server
5 80 (48.19%) Microservices
6 78 (46.99%) C#
7 74 (44.58%) Full Stack Development
8 69 (41.57%) PHP
9 66 (39.76%) OOP
10 64 (38.55%) .NET
11 62 (37.35%) Git (software)
11 62 (37.35%) AngularJS
12 59 (35.54%) Docker
13 58 (34.94%) MySQL
14 57 (34.34%) Node.js
15 56 (33.73%) Linux
16 55 (33.13%) Go
17 52 (31.33%) REST
17 52 (31.33%) SQL
18 51 (30.72%) Kafka
18 51 (30.72%) MongoDB
19 50 (30.12%) Symfony
19 50 (30.12%) Zend
19 50 (30.12%) jQuery
20 49 (29.52%) Agile Software Development
21 43 (25.90%) Azure
22 38 (22.89%) Greenfield Project
23 33 (19.88%) .NET Core
23 33 (19.88%) Software Engineering
24 23 (13.86%) .NET Framework

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 9 (5.42%) CMS
2 1 (0.60%) Apache
2 1 (0.60%) Confluence
2 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 43 (25.90%) Azure
2 23 (13.86%) AWS
3 17 (10.24%) Azure Service Bus
4 10 (6.02%) Serverless
5 9 (5.42%) AWS Lambda
6 8 (4.82%) SaaS
7 5 (3.01%) GitHub
8 3 (1.81%) Power Platform
9 2 (1.20%) Azure Storage
9 2 (1.20%) GCP
10 1 (0.60%) Azure Functions
10 1 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.60%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.60%) PowerApps
10 1 (0.60%) SonarCloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.60%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (51.20%) SQL Server
2 58 (34.94%) MySQL
3 51 (30.72%) MongoDB
4 9 (5.42%) Blockchain
5 7 (4.22%) NoSQL
6 5 (3.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (1.81%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.60%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.60%) Apache Ignite
9 1 (0.60%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.60%) Power BI
9 1 (0.60%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 62 (37.35%) Git (software)
2 5 (3.01%) TeamCity
3 4 (2.41%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (1.81%) Cypress.io
4 3 (1.81%) git-flow
4 3 (1.81%) Postman
4 3 (1.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.81%) Travis CI
4 3 (1.81%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.20%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.20%) JIRA
5 2 (1.20%) PHPUnit
5 2 (1.20%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.60%) AppVeyor
6 1 (0.60%) Maven
6 1 (0.60%) Selenium
6 1 (0.60%) Subversion
General
1 16 (9.64%) Social Skills
2 9 (5.42%) Pharmaceutical
3 7 (4.22%) Legal
4 6 (3.61%) Finance
5 5 (3.01%) Law
6 4 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.41%) Games
7 3 (1.81%) Banking
8 2 (1.20%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.60%) Marketing
9 1 (0.60%) Organisational Skills
9 1 (0.60%) Public Sector
9 1 (0.60%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (56.02%) React
2 64 (38.55%) .NET
3 62 (37.35%) AngularJS
4 57 (34.34%) Node.js
5 52 (31.33%) REST
6 51 (30.72%) Kafka
7 50 (30.12%) jQuery
7 50 (30.12%) Symfony
8 33 (19.88%) .NET Core
9 23 (13.86%) .NET Framework
10 22 (13.25%) HTML
11 21 (12.65%) ASP.NET
11 21 (12.65%) CSS
12 15 (9.04%) ASP.NET MVC
13 14 (8.43%) RESTful
14 11 (6.63%) HTML5
15 10 (6.02%) Google Maps API
16 9 (5.42%) CSS3
17 8 (4.82%) Ember.js
17 8 (4.82%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 38 (22.89%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (3.01%) Enterprise Cloud
3 4 (2.41%) User Experience
4 2 (1.20%) Legacy Applications
4 2 (1.20%) Wiki
5 1 (0.60%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (0.60%) Augmented Reality
5 1 (0.60%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.60%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.60%) FMCG
5 1 (0.60%) Legacy Systems
5 1 (0.60%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.60%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 56 (33.73%) Linux
2 2 (1.20%) Android
2 2 (1.20%) Ubuntu
2 2 (1.20%) Windows
3 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.60%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (53.61%) MVC
2 80 (48.19%) Microservices
3 74 (44.58%) Full Stack Development
4 66 (39.76%) OOP
5 49 (29.52%) Agile Software Development
6 33 (19.88%) Software Engineering
7 23 (13.86%) DevOps
8 21 (12.65%) TDD
9 19 (11.45%) Scrum
10 18 (10.84%) OO
11 17 (10.24%) SDLC
12 16 (9.64%) Kanban
13 15 (9.04%) Clean Code
13 15 (9.04%) E-Commerce
14 12 (7.23%) Mentoring
15 11 (6.63%) Fintech
16 10 (6.02%) API Development
16 10 (6.02%) Content Management
16 10 (6.02%) Problem-Solving
17 9 (5.42%) Innovative Thinking
Programming Languages
1 130 (78.31%) JavaScript
2 78 (46.99%) C#
3 69 (41.57%) PHP
4 55 (33.13%) Go
5 52 (31.33%) SQL
6 22 (13.25%) Java
7 15 (9.04%) TypeScript
8 14 (8.43%) C++
9 13 (7.83%) Ruby
10 6 (3.61%) Python
11 5 (3.01%) Java 8
11 5 (3.01%) Scala
11 5 (3.01%) VB.NET
12 4 (2.41%) Kotlin
12 4 (2.41%) VB
13 3 (1.81%) Perl
14 2 (1.20%) Apple Swift
14 2 (1.20%) MATLAB
14 2 (1.20%) Objective-C
14 2 (1.20%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 6 (3.61%) Degree
2 1 (0.60%) CEH
2 1 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (0.60%) ISTQB
2 1 (0.60%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.60%) GDPR
1 1 (0.60%) ISO 9001
1 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 59 (35.54%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (5.42%) Terraform
2 5 (3.01%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.60%) Ansible
3 1 (0.60%) Rancher
Vendors
1 50 (30.12%) Zend
2 12 (7.23%) Google
2 12 (7.23%) Microsoft
3 11 (6.63%) Oracle
4 5 (3.01%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (1.81%) Netlify
6 1 (0.60%) MuleSoft
6 1 (0.60%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.60%) Xamarin