The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Developer
North West / Manchester
Rank 56 46 56
Rank change year-on-year -10 +10  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 192 176 169
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 4.87% 5.22% 4.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.03% 5.35% 4.65%
Number of salaries quoted 152 158 145
Median salary £37,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.71% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,750 £52,500 £46,200
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3815 3288 3631
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 96.80% 97.54% 96.72%
Number of salaries quoted 3184 2733 2977
Median salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.17% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester that featured Software Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 March 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oldham -24 10 £34,000 +23.63% 4
Bolton -12 7 £37,500 +5.63% 1
Stockport -17 6 £36,000 -28.00% 2
Sale - 6 £27,500 -
Salford -8 4 £50,000 +122.22% 1
Altrincham -17 3 £37,500 -11.76% 1
Bury - 3 £41,250 -
Cheadle +6 1 £36,250 -9.37%
Wigan - 1 £38,500 - 1
Software Developer
North West

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 186 (57.41%) C#
2 180 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 169 (52.16%) .NET
4 165 (50.93%) JavaScript
5 150 (46.30%) HTML
6 120 (37.04%) CSS
7 114 (35.19%) Java
8 105 (32.41%) SQL
9 92 (28.40%) ASP.NET
10 91 (28.09%) Software Engineering
11 89 (27.47%) HTML5
12 87 (26.85%) Degree
13 85 (26.23%) SQL Server
14 80 (24.69%) AngularJS
15 73 (22.53%) MySQL
16 66 (20.37%) MVC
17 61 (18.83%) Oracle
17 61 (18.83%) PHP
17 61 (18.83%) Linux
18 60 (18.52%) Scrum
19 59 (18.21%) jQuery
20 55 (16.98%) Python
21 53 (16.36%) Java EE
22 51 (15.74%) Web Development
23 50 (15.43%) Computer Science
23 50 (15.43%) Spring
24 48 (14.81%) Big Data
24 48 (14.81%) Node.js
25 46 (14.20%) Continuous Improvement
26 43 (13.27%) C++

Software Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 28 (8.64%) Apache Spark
2 27 (8.33%) Elasticsearch
3 23 (7.10%) Apache Pig
4 11 (3.40%) SharePoint
5 10 (3.09%) Tomcat
6 9 (2.78%) nginx
7 8 (2.47%) JBoss
8 7 (2.16%) Apache
9 6 (1.85%) Confluence
10 5 (1.54%) OpenStack
10 5 (1.54%) WordPress
11 4 (1.23%) Apache Solr
11 4 (1.23%) Drupal
11 4 (1.23%) Jetty
11 4 (1.23%) SilverStripe
11 4 (1.23%) WebLogic
11 4 (1.23%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.93%) Umbraco
13 2 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 22 (6.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (1.54%) PlanetPress Connect
1 5 (1.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.93%) Visualfiles
3 2 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.62%) OpenText MBPM
4 1 (0.31%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 25 (7.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.54%) SaaS
4 2 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.62%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 2 (0.62%) Amazon Kinesis
4 2 (0.62%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.31%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.16%) HTTP
2 2 (0.62%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (26.23%) SQL Server
2 73 (22.53%) MySQL
3 48 (14.81%) Big Data
4 31 (9.57%) MongoDB
5 29 (8.95%) Hadoop
6 23 (7.10%) Apache Hive
6 23 (7.10%) Relational Database
7 19 (5.86%) NoSQL
7 19 (5.86%) RDBMS
8 12 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
9 11 (3.40%) SQL Server 2008
10 8 (2.47%) SQL Server 2016
11 7 (2.16%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (2.16%) Redis
11 7 (2.16%) SQL Server 2000
12 6 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (1.23%) Couchbase
13 4 (1.23%) GIS
13 4 (1.23%) RavenDB
13 4 (1.23%) Riak
Development Applications
1 42 (12.96%) Visual Studio
2 31 (9.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 27 (8.33%) Git (software)
3 27 (8.33%) Selenium
4 24 (7.41%) JIRA
5 17 (5.25%) Jenkins
6 10 (3.09%) AccuRev
7 9 (2.78%) Eclipse
7 9 (2.78%) GoCD
8 8 (2.47%) JUnit
8 8 (2.47%) Vagrant
9 7 (2.16%) Octopus Deploy
10 6 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (1.85%) Hudson
10 6 (1.85%) Mercurial
10 6 (1.85%) MSBuild
10 6 (1.85%) TeamCity
11 5 (1.54%) Bitbucket
11 5 (1.54%) NUnit
11 5 (1.54%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 28 (8.64%) Retail
2 22 (6.79%) Finance
3 15 (4.63%) Banking
4 12 (3.70%) Games
5 10 (3.09%) Manufacturing
5 10 (3.09%) Marketing
6 9 (2.78%) Military
7 6 (1.85%) Advertising
7 6 (1.85%) Electronics
8 5 (1.54%) Publishing
8 5 (1.54%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.62%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.62%) Automotive
9 2 (0.62%) Back Office
10 1 (0.31%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (52.16%) .NET
2 150 (46.30%) HTML
3 120 (37.04%) CSS
4 92 (28.40%) ASP.NET
5 89 (27.47%) HTML5
6 80 (24.69%) AngularJS
7 59 (18.21%) jQuery
8 53 (16.36%) Java EE
9 50 (15.43%) Spring
10 48 (14.81%) Node.js
11 41 (12.65%) ASP.NET MVC
11 41 (12.65%) LAMP
12 36 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 31 (9.57%) Laravel
14 26 (8.02%) CSS3
15 25 (7.72%) Oracle ADF
16 23 (7.10%) WCF
17 22 (6.79%) Hibernate
17 22 (6.79%) Web Services
18 19 (5.86%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 50 (15.43%) Computer Science
2 41 (12.65%) iPad
3 27 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (5.86%) Mobile App
5 13 (4.01%) PKI
5 13 (4.01%) User Experience
6 6 (1.85%) NHS
7 4 (1.23%) Blog
7 4 (1.23%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (0.93%) Algorithms
8 3 (0.93%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.62%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 2 (0.62%) VHDL
10 1 (0.31%) 3D Graphics
10 1 (0.31%) Cyber Attack
10 1 (0.31%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.31%) HoloLens
10 1 (0.31%) Life Science
10 1 (0.31%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 61 (18.83%) Linux
2 36 (11.11%) Windows
3 8 (2.47%) Android
4 6 (1.85%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.31%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.31%) Unix
5 1 (0.31%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (28.09%) Software Engineering
3 66 (20.37%) MVC
4 60 (18.52%) Scrum
5 51 (15.74%) Web Development
6 46 (14.20%) Continuous Improvement
7 42 (12.96%) SDLC
8 35 (10.80%) E-Commerce
8 35 (10.80%) OO
9 32 (9.88%) DevOps
10 31 (9.57%) Mathematics
11 29 (8.95%) Continuous Integration
12 27 (8.33%) Analytics
12 27 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
13 23 (7.10%) Project Management
14 22 (6.79%) Open Source
15 21 (6.48%) TDD
16 20 (6.17%) Data Analytics
16 20 (6.17%) SOA
16 20 (6.17%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 186 (57.41%) C#
2 165 (50.93%) JavaScript
3 114 (35.19%) Java
4 105 (32.41%) SQL
5 61 (18.83%) PHP
6 55 (16.98%) Python
7 43 (13.27%) C++
8 40 (12.35%) Ruby
9 36 (11.11%) Perl
10 34 (10.49%) VB.NET
11 31 (9.57%) C
12 12 (3.70%) Go
13 11 (3.40%) Scala
14 10 (3.09%) Clojure
14 10 (3.09%) T-SQL
15 8 (2.47%) TypeScript
15 8 (2.47%) VB
16 6 (1.85%) PowerShell
17 4 (1.23%) Bash Shell
17 4 (1.23%) VB6
Qualifications
1 87 (26.85%) Degree
2 17 (5.25%) Security Cleared
3 14 (4.32%) DV Cleared
4 3 (0.93%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.62%) AWS Certification
5 2 (0.62%) HNC
5 2 (0.62%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.78%) QA
2 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (5.86%) Hyper-V
1 19 (5.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (2.78%) Docker
3 6 (1.85%) Varnish
4 4 (1.23%) Firmware
5 1 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 11 (3.40%) Opscode Chef
1 11 (3.40%) Puppet
2 10 (3.09%) Ansible
3 8 (2.47%) Terraform
4 4 (1.23%) Kibana
4 4 (1.23%) logstash
4 4 (1.23%) Salt
5 2 (0.62%) Packer
Vendors
1 61 (18.83%) Oracle
2 41 (12.65%) Microsoft
3 19 (5.86%) VMware
4 14 (4.32%) Google
5 8 (2.47%) Zend
6 6 (1.85%) Remedy
7 5 (1.54%) SAP
8 4 (1.23%) Cadence
8 4 (1.23%) HP
9 3 (0.93%) Tableau
10 2 (0.62%) Xamarin
10 2 (0.62%) Xilinx
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