Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 106 120
Rank change year-on-year +26 +14 +58
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 317 227 174
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.99% 3.03% 2.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.10% 3.11% 2.43%
Number of salaries quoted 225 193 152
Manchester median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% +11.84% -5.00%
10th Percentile £29,250 £31,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year +8.43% +6.41% +4.00%

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 7739 7309 7172
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.37% 97.44% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 6429 6274 5976
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £24,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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
Stockport -14 14 £42,500 -5.56%
Altrincham -10 6 £45,000 +69.81% 1
Cheadle -7 5 £30,000 +10.09%
Salford - 4 £35,000 -
Oldham +6 1 - - 1
Sale - 1 £43,000 -
Bolton - 1 - - 1
Bury - 1 £50,000 -
Software Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Software Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 315 (99.37%) Software Engineering
2 226 (71.29%) Agile Software Development
3 191 (60.25%) Java
4 135 (42.59%) JavaScript
5 117 (36.91%) C#
6 113 (35.65%) OO
7 109 (34.38%) HTML
8 106 (33.44%) CSS
9 102 (32.18%) Scrum
10 101 (31.86%) .NET
11 99 (31.23%) SQL
12 95 (29.97%) C++
13 92 (29.02%) Git (software)
14 88 (27.76%) Linux
15 84 (26.50%) Degree
16 79 (24.92%) Web Services
17 75 (23.66%) C
17 75 (23.66%) TDD
17 75 (23.66%) DevOps
18 74 (23.34%) Continuous Integration
19 65 (20.50%) Spring
20 62 (19.56%) AngularJS
21 59 (18.61%) jQuery
22 58 (18.30%) Amazon AWS
23 57 (17.98%) Windows
23 57 (17.98%) Python
23 57 (17.98%) MVC
24 56 (17.67%) Test Automation
25 55 (17.35%) ASP.NET
26 53 (16.72%) Security Cleared

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 22 (6.94%) Apache Spark
2 16 (5.05%) Tomcat
3 11 (3.47%) Apache
3 11 (3.47%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (3.15%) Confluence
5 9 (2.84%) Apache Pig
6 6 (1.89%) Apache Solr
7 5 (1.58%) OpenStack
7 5 (1.58%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.95%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.63%) IIS
9 2 (0.63%) JBoss
9 2 (0.63%) Jetty
10 1 (0.32%) Predix
Applications
1 7 (2.21%) SOLIDWORKS
2 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.32%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) LabWindows
1 1 (0.32%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 58 (18.30%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (8.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (3.79%) Google Cloud Platform
4 10 (3.15%) SaaS
5 9 (2.84%) GitHub
6 8 (2.52%) OpenShift
7 4 (1.26%) Amazon EMR
8 3 (0.95%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (0.95%) Serverless
9 2 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.63%) IaaS
9 2 (0.63%) npm
10 1 (0.32%) Loggly
10 1 (0.32%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 1 (0.32%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 1 (0.32%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.79%) HTTP
2 7 (2.21%) Bluetooth
3 2 (0.63%) AMQP
4 1 (0.32%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (15.46%) NoSQL
2 44 (13.88%) Hadoop
3 43 (13.56%) SQL Server
4 41 (12.93%) MySQL
5 40 (12.62%) Big Data
6 39 (12.30%) Relational Database
7 33 (10.41%) MongoDB
8 18 (5.68%) PostgreSQL
9 14 (4.42%) Apache Hive
10 10 (3.15%) Apache Cassandra
11 9 (2.84%) RDBMS
12 8 (2.52%) Apache Accumulo
13 6 (1.89%) CouchDB
14 5 (1.58%) HBase
14 5 (1.58%) Impala
14 5 (1.58%) Sqoop
15 4 (1.26%) Amazon Redshift
15 4 (1.26%) Couchbase
15 4 (1.26%) Data Mining
16 3 (0.95%) Riak
Development Applications
1 92 (29.02%) Git (software)
2 40 (12.62%) Subversion
3 36 (11.36%) NUnit
4 24 (7.57%) Jenkins
5 22 (6.94%) MSTest
6 20 (6.31%) Mercurial
7 17 (5.36%) JIRA
8 14 (4.42%) JUnit
8 14 (4.42%) Visual Studio
9 13 (4.10%) TeamCity
10 12 (3.79%) Selenium
11 11 (3.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 9 (2.84%) Bitbucket
12 9 (2.84%) Eclipse
12 9 (2.84%) Maven
13 7 (2.21%) Cucumber
14 6 (1.89%) EasyMock
14 6 (1.89%) Vagrant
15 5 (1.58%) Jasmine
15 5 (1.58%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 49 (15.46%) Finance
2 19 (5.99%) Electronics
3 14 (4.42%) Manufacturing
4 13 (4.10%) Games
5 12 (3.79%) Automotive
5 12 (3.79%) Marketing
5 12 (3.79%) Retail
5 12 (3.79%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.58%) Banking
6 5 (1.58%) French Language
6 5 (1.58%) German Language
6 5 (1.58%) Japanese Language
7 4 (1.26%) Aerospace
7 4 (1.26%) Back Office
7 4 (1.26%) Military
8 3 (0.95%) Advertising
9 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.32%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (34.38%) HTML
2 106 (33.44%) CSS
3 101 (31.86%) .NET
4 79 (24.92%) Web Services
5 65 (20.50%) Spring
6 62 (19.56%) AngularJS
7 59 (18.61%) jQuery
8 55 (17.35%) ASP.NET
9 51 (16.09%) RESTful
10 49 (15.46%) HTML5
10 49 (15.46%) Node.js
10 49 (15.46%) React
11 46 (14.51%) XML
12 36 (11.36%) WCF
12 36 (11.36%) WPF
13 31 (9.78%) Hibernate
13 31 (9.78%) JSON
13 31 (9.78%) SOAP
14 29 (9.15%) REST
15 28 (8.83%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 44 (13.88%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (7.57%) Computer Science
2 24 (7.57%) Data Structures
3 23 (7.26%) Algorithms
4 14 (4.42%) Greenfield Project
5 12 (3.79%) Public Cloud
6 10 (3.15%) Mobile App
6 10 (3.15%) User Experience
7 9 (2.84%) PKI
8 8 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (2.21%) Embedded Systems
10 6 (1.89%) Cyberthreat
11 5 (1.58%) iPad
11 5 (1.58%) Online Banking
11 5 (1.58%) Wiki
12 3 (0.95%) Augmented Reality
12 3 (0.95%) Fintech
13 2 (0.63%) Linux Command Line
13 2 (0.63%) SystemC
13 2 (0.63%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 88 (27.76%) Linux
2 57 (17.98%) Windows
3 20 (6.31%) Unix
4 13 (4.10%) Android
5 8 (2.52%) Windows XP
6 6 (1.89%) Apple iOS
7 5 (1.58%) CentOS
7 5 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.32%) AIX
8 1 (0.32%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.32%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.32%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.32%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 315 (99.37%) Software Engineering
2 226 (71.29%) Agile Software Development
3 113 (35.65%) OO
4 102 (32.18%) Scrum
5 75 (23.66%) DevOps
5 75 (23.66%) TDD
6 74 (23.34%) Continuous Integration
7 57 (17.98%) MVC
8 56 (17.67%) Test Automation
9 42 (13.25%) Analytics
10 41 (12.93%) E-Commerce
10 41 (12.93%) Mentoring
11 40 (12.62%) Open Source
12 35 (11.04%) Continuous Delivery
13 33 (10.41%) OOP
14 31 (9.78%) MVVM
14 31 (9.78%) Use Case
15 30 (9.46%) Service Delivery
16 29 (9.15%) Microservices
16 29 (9.15%) UML
Programming Languages
1 191 (60.25%) Java
2 135 (42.59%) JavaScript
3 117 (36.91%) C#
4 99 (31.23%) SQL
5 95 (29.97%) C++
6 75 (23.66%) C
7 57 (17.98%) Python
8 35 (11.04%) Ruby
9 25 (7.89%) Scala
10 23 (7.26%) Go
10 23 (7.26%) T-SQL
11 22 (6.94%) PL/SQL
12 21 (6.62%) PHP
13 12 (3.79%) Shell Script
13 12 (3.79%) TypeScript
14 11 (3.47%) Embedded C
14 11 (3.47%) Perl
15 6 (1.89%) Clojure
15 6 (1.89%) Haskell
16 5 (1.58%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 84 (26.50%) Degree
2 53 (16.72%) Security Cleared
3 37 (11.67%) DV Cleared
4 11 (3.47%) Numerate Degree
5 8 (2.52%) SC Cleared
6 7 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (1.89%) Sun Certification
8 2 (0.63%) HND
9 1 (0.32%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.15%) QA
2 7 (2.21%) ISO 13485
3 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.32%) TickIT
System Software
1 26 (8.20%) Docker
2 9 (2.84%) Hyper-V
2 9 (2.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.58%) Apache Flume
3 5 (1.58%) HDFS
4 3 (0.95%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 25 (7.89%) Opscode Chef
2 24 (7.57%) Puppet
3 16 (5.05%) Ansible
4 8 (2.52%) Kibana
5 7 (2.21%) Prometheus
6 6 (1.89%) Kubernetes
7 4 (1.26%) Cobbler
8 1 (0.32%) Nagios
8 1 (0.32%) Packer
8 1 (0.32%) Salt
8 1 (0.32%) Terraform
8 1 (0.32%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 30 (9.46%) Microsoft
2 27 (8.52%) Atlassian
3 24 (7.57%) Oracle
4 17 (5.36%) Google
5 16 (5.05%) SAP
6 10 (3.15%) Sun
7 9 (2.84%) VMware
8 7 (2.21%) Xamarin
9 6 (1.89%) Cloudera
10 5 (1.58%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.26%) IBM
11 4 (1.26%) JD Edwards
11 4 (1.26%) Zend
12 2 (0.63%) Alibaba
12 2 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.63%) TIBCO
12 2 (0.63%) WorldPay
13 1 (0.32%) Facebook
13 1 (0.32%) New Relic
13 1 (0.32%) SaltStack