Period
to 21 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

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

Software Engineer
North West > Manchester
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 64 69 98
Rank change year-on-year +5 +29 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 315 334 243
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 4.67% 4.54% 3.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.84% 4.68% 3.38%
Number of salaries quoted 243 247 200
Manchester median annual salary £47,500 £46,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £30,479 £30,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
North West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,750
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.26% +6.88%

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 6,513 7,142 7,197
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.50% 97.16% 97.20%
Number of salaries quoted 5,474 5,920 6,209
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £66,250 £62,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings that featured Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Manchester

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Manchester.

Salary trend for Software Engineer in Manchester

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Manchester over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in Manchester

Software Engineer
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 Engineer within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 21 January 2019. 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
Salford +4 14 £32,062 -8.39% 2
Oldham +9 4 £45,000 -
Wigan - 2 £50,000 - 3
Stockport +10 1 £40,000 +3.23% 7
Altrincham -19 1 £56,000 +24.44% 2
Software Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, Software Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 305 (96.83%) Software Engineering
2 185 (58.73%) Agile Software Development
3 172 (54.60%) Java
4 90 (28.57%) C++
5 89 (28.25%) JavaScript
6 86 (27.30%) DevOps
7 84 (26.67%) TDD
8 81 (25.71%) C#
9 79 (25.08%) Spring
10 67 (21.27%) Greenfield Project
11 64 (20.32%) Amazon AWS
11 64 (20.32%) Python
12 63 (20.00%) HTML
13 62 (19.68%) SQL
13 62 (19.68%) Degree
14 61 (19.37%) Continuous Integration
15 60 (19.05%) Linux
16 59 (18.73%) OO
16 59 (18.73%) Test Automation
16 59 (18.73%) Open Source
17 58 (18.41%) .NET
18 57 (18.10%) Docker
19 56 (17.78%) C
20 55 (17.46%) Java 8
21 54 (17.14%) CSS
22 53 (16.83%) Git (software)
23 52 (16.51%) Scrum
24 50 (15.87%) BDD
25 46 (14.60%) NoSQL
26 45 (14.29%) Node.js

Software Engineer 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 15 (4.76%) Apache
2 10 (3.17%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (2.86%) Confluence
3 9 (2.86%) nginx
4 4 (1.27%) Apache Spark
4 4 (1.27%) WildFly
5 3 (0.95%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.63%) Apache Pig
6 2 (0.63%) CMS
6 2 (0.63%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.63%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.32%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.32%) Sitefinity
7 1 (0.32%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (1.59%) SOLIDWORKS
2 4 (1.27%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.32%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 64 (20.32%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (10.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (4.44%) GitHub
4 13 (4.13%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.59%) SaaS
6 3 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.63%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.63%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.32%) npm
8 1 (0.32%) PaaS
8 1 (0.32%) Serverless
8 1 (0.32%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 25 (7.94%) RS-232
2 12 (3.81%) RS-485
3 10 (3.17%) HTTP
4 9 (2.86%) Bluetooth
4 9 (2.86%) RFID
5 5 (1.59%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.95%) Wireless
7 2 (0.63%) AMQP
7 2 (0.63%) Firewall
7 2 (0.63%) SSL
8 1 (0.32%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (14.60%) NoSQL
2 42 (13.33%) MySQL
3 30 (9.52%) Big Data
4 28 (8.89%) PostgreSQL
5 26 (8.25%) SQL Server
6 24 (7.62%) MongoDB
7 12 (3.81%) Redis
8 11 (3.49%) Apache Cassandra
8 11 (3.49%) Hadoop
9 10 (3.17%) Amazon Redshift
10 6 (1.90%) Apache Hive
11 4 (1.27%) HBase
11 4 (1.27%) Neo4j
12 2 (0.63%) Couchbase
12 2 (0.63%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.63%) Riak
13 1 (0.32%) Geospatial Data
13 1 (0.32%) GIS
13 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 53 (16.83%) Git (software)
2 40 (12.70%) Maven
3 36 (11.43%) JIRA
4 32 (10.16%) Jenkins
5 29 (9.21%) Gradle
6 24 (7.62%) JUnit
6 24 (7.62%) Selenium
7 20 (6.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 18 (5.71%) Bitbucket
9 15 (4.76%) Subversion
10 14 (4.44%) Gatling
10 14 (4.44%) Spock
11 13 (4.13%) EasyMock
12 12 (3.81%) MSTest
12 12 (3.81%) NUnit
12 12 (3.81%) WebDriver
13 10 (3.17%) SoapUI
14 9 (2.86%) Mercurial
14 9 (2.86%) Visual Studio
15 6 (1.90%) Grunt
General
1 42 (13.33%) Electronics
1 42 (13.33%) Finance
2 30 (9.52%) Games
3 27 (8.57%) Manufacturing
4 20 (6.35%) Marketing
4 20 (6.35%) Retail
5 18 (5.71%) Telecoms
6 10 (3.17%) Military
7 6 (1.90%) Banking
8 5 (1.59%) Advertising
9 2 (0.63%) Law
10 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.32%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (25.08%) Spring
2 63 (20.00%) HTML
3 58 (18.41%) .NET
4 54 (17.14%) CSS
5 45 (14.29%) Node.js
6 40 (12.70%) AngularJS
7 39 (12.38%) Web Services
8 37 (11.75%) React
9 33 (10.48%) Hibernate
10 31 (9.84%) ASP.NET
11 26 (8.25%) RESTful
12 25 (7.94%) HTML5
13 21 (6.67%) SOAP
13 21 (6.67%) XML
14 19 (6.03%) Vue.js
15 18 (5.71%) Spring Boot
16 17 (5.40%) jQuery
17 16 (5.08%) .NET Framework
18 15 (4.76%) WCF
19 12 (3.81%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 67 (21.27%) Greenfield Project
2 22 (6.98%) Cloud Native
3 18 (5.71%) Algorithms
4 14 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (3.17%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.86%) Data Structures
6 9 (2.86%) Wiki
7 5 (1.59%) Acoustics
7 5 (1.59%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 5 (1.59%) Fintech
7 5 (1.59%) Life Science
8 4 (1.27%) 3D Graphics
8 4 (1.27%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.95%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (0.95%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.63%) CAN bus
10 2 (0.63%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.63%) CUDA
10 2 (0.63%) User Experience
10 2 (0.63%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 60 (19.05%) Linux
2 42 (13.33%) Windows
3 14 (4.44%) Android
3 14 (4.44%) Ubuntu
4 12 (3.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (2.86%) CentOS
6 8 (2.54%) Apple iOS
7 5 (1.59%) FreeRTOS
8 4 (1.27%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.63%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 305 (96.83%) Software Engineering
2 185 (58.73%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (27.30%) DevOps
4 84 (26.67%) TDD
5 61 (19.37%) Continuous Integration
6 59 (18.73%) OO
6 59 (18.73%) Open Source
6 59 (18.73%) Test Automation
7 52 (16.51%) Scrum
8 50 (15.87%) BDD
9 41 (13.02%) Computer Science
10 40 (12.70%) Multithreading
11 33 (10.48%) Kanban
11 33 (10.48%) Microservices
12 29 (9.21%) E-Commerce
12 29 (9.21%) Multithreaded Programming
13 28 (8.89%) Mentoring
14 26 (8.25%) Continuous Delivery
15 24 (7.62%) MVC
16 23 (7.30%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 172 (54.60%) Java
2 90 (28.57%) C++
3 89 (28.25%) JavaScript
4 81 (25.71%) C#
5 64 (20.32%) Python
6 62 (19.68%) SQL
7 56 (17.78%) C
8 55 (17.46%) Java 8
9 38 (12.06%) PHP
10 19 (6.03%) T-SQL
11 17 (5.40%) Go
12 16 (5.08%) Embedded C
13 14 (4.44%) Ruby
14 10 (3.17%) Java 9
14 10 (3.17%) PL/SQL
15 8 (2.54%) Embedded C++
15 8 (2.54%) Scala
16 5 (1.59%) Objective-C
16 5 (1.59%) TypeScript
17 4 (1.27%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 62 (19.68%) Degree
2 31 (9.84%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (3.49%) Security Cleared
4 7 (2.22%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.27%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.63%) CCNA
6 2 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.63%) CISSP
6 2 (0.63%) CompTIA Security+
6 2 (0.63%) GIAC
6 2 (0.63%) Linux+ Certification
6 2 (0.63%) MCSE
6 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.63%) Network+ Certification
6 2 (0.63%) SANS
6 2 (0.63%) SSCP
7 1 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.32%) OCPJP
7 1 (0.32%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.81%) QA
2 5 (1.59%) ISO 13485
3 4 (1.27%) GDPR
System Software
1 57 (18.10%) Docker
2 5 (1.59%) Firmware
3 4 (1.27%) HDFS
4 3 (0.95%) vSphere
5 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 28 (8.89%) Terraform
2 24 (7.62%) Kubernetes
3 18 (5.71%) Ansible
4 5 (1.59%) Puppet
5 4 (1.27%) Packer
6 2 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.63%) Salt
7 1 (0.32%) Consul
7 1 (0.32%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 18 (5.71%) SAP
2 16 (5.08%) Microsoft
3 10 (3.17%) WorldPay
4 9 (2.86%) Red Hat
5 7 (2.22%) Google
6 6 (1.90%) Oracle
7 5 (1.59%) Atlassian
7 5 (1.59%) ServiceNow
8 4 (1.27%) EMC
8 4 (1.27%) Freescale
9 3 (0.95%) Twitter
10 2 (0.63%) IBM
10 2 (0.63%) TIBCO
11 1 (0.32%) Siemens
11 1 (0.32%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.32%) VMware
11 1 (0.32%) Zend