Period
to 25 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 89 93
Rank change year-on-year +25 +4 +72
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 347 259 210
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 4.81% 3.41% 3.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.95% 3.52% 3.11%
Number of salaries quoted 261 204 171
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £31,000 £32,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +8.86%

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 7,013 7,359 6,751
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.15% 96.99% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 5,891 6,274 5,586
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%

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 25 February 2018.

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 25 February 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 0 10 £45,000 -
Stockport -9 9 £42,500 -5.56% 3
Salford +2 6 £35,000 - 6
Oldham +20 3 - -
Bury +9 1 £50,000 +5.26%
Cheadle -8 1 £40,000 +25.49%
Bolton - 1 - - 2
Sale - 1 £43,000 -
Software Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 25 February 2018, 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.

1 337 (97.12%) Software Engineering
2 226 (65.13%) Agile Software Development
3 198 (57.06%) Java
4 141 (40.63%) C#
5 126 (36.31%) JavaScript
6 120 (34.58%) Scrum
7 104 (29.97%) .NET
8 101 (29.11%) TDD
9 93 (26.80%) SQL
9 93 (26.80%) OO
10 92 (26.51%) C++
11 90 (25.94%) HTML
11 90 (25.94%) CSS
12 84 (24.21%) DevOps
13 83 (23.92%) Git (software)
14 82 (23.63%) AngularJS
15 80 (23.05%) Linux
16 73 (21.04%) C
17 72 (20.75%) Finance
17 72 (20.75%) Continuous Integration
18 71 (20.46%) Degree
19 70 (20.17%) E-Commerce
19 70 (20.17%) BDD
20 69 (19.88%) Spring
21 67 (19.31%) Test Automation
21 67 (19.31%) React
22 65 (18.73%) MVC
23 64 (18.44%) Python
24 58 (16.71%) Web Services
25 57 (16.43%) Amazon AWS

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 20 (5.76%) Tomcat
2 12 (3.46%) Apache Spark
2 12 (3.46%) Confluence
3 11 (3.17%) Apache Solr
3 11 (3.17%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (2.59%) Apache Pig
4 9 (2.59%) CMS
5 4 (1.15%) JBoss
6 3 (0.86%) Tornado
6 3 (0.86%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.58%) IIS
7 2 (0.58%) Jetty
7 2 (0.58%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.29%) Amazon Alexa
8 1 (0.29%) Apache
8 1 (0.29%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.29%) Predix
8 1 (0.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (2.02%) SOLIDWORKS
2 4 (1.15%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.29%) Maya
3 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) LabWindows
1 1 (0.29%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 57 (16.43%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (6.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (4.03%) SaaS
4 12 (3.46%) OpenShift
5 6 (1.73%) Google App Engine
5 6 (1.73%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.44%) GitHub
6 5 (1.44%) IaaS
7 4 (1.15%) G Suite
7 4 (1.15%) npm
7 4 (1.15%) Office 365
8 3 (0.86%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (0.86%) Serverless
9 1 (0.29%) Loggly
9 1 (0.29%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.59%) HTTP
2 7 (2.02%) Bluetooth
3 4 (1.15%) Ethernet
4 3 (0.86%) Internet
4 3 (0.86%) RFID
5 1 (0.29%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (13.26%) SQL Server
2 42 (12.10%) NoSQL
3 35 (10.09%) MySQL
4 31 (8.93%) Big Data
5 24 (6.92%) MongoDB
6 23 (6.63%) Hadoop
7 21 (6.05%) Relational Database
8 12 (3.46%) Apache Hive
9 9 (2.59%) RDBMS
9 9 (2.59%) SQL Server 2014
10 8 (2.31%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.86%) Apache Accumulo
11 3 (0.86%) Couchbase
11 3 (0.86%) HBase
11 3 (0.86%) Impala
11 3 (0.86%) Sqoop
12 2 (0.58%) Data Mining
12 2 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.58%) Riak
13 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 83 (23.92%) Git (software)
2 45 (12.97%) NUnit
3 41 (11.82%) Jenkins
4 38 (10.95%) Subversion
5 30 (8.65%) JIRA
6 28 (8.07%) Selenium
7 26 (7.49%) MSTest
8 20 (5.76%) Mercurial
9 17 (4.90%) Maven
10 16 (4.61%) Visual Studio
11 15 (4.32%) WebDriver
12 14 (4.03%) TeamCity
13 13 (3.75%) JUnit
13 13 (3.75%) Team Foundation Server
14 10 (2.88%) Cucumber
14 10 (2.88%) Jasmine
15 9 (2.59%) SoapUI
16 8 (2.31%) Bitbucket
16 8 (2.31%) Gradle
17 6 (1.73%) Protractor
General
1 72 (20.75%) Finance
2 27 (7.78%) Electronics
3 21 (6.05%) Retail
4 16 (4.61%) Manufacturing
5 12 (3.46%) Marketing
5 12 (3.46%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.73%) Automotive
6 6 (1.73%) Military
7 5 (1.44%) Aerospace
7 5 (1.44%) Games
8 4 (1.15%) Back Office
9 2 (0.58%) Advertising
9 2 (0.58%) French Language
9 2 (0.58%) German Language
9 2 (0.58%) Japanese Language
10 1 (0.29%) Banking
10 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.29%) Legal
10 1 (0.29%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (29.97%) .NET
2 90 (25.94%) CSS
2 90 (25.94%) HTML
3 82 (23.63%) AngularJS
4 69 (19.88%) Spring
5 67 (19.31%) React
6 58 (16.71%) Web Services
7 55 (15.85%) RESTful
8 52 (14.99%) ASP.NET
9 46 (13.26%) WCF
10 44 (12.68%) Node.js
11 43 (12.39%) jQuery
12 40 (11.53%) HTML5
13 37 (10.66%) WPF
14 35 (10.09%) XML
15 29 (8.36%) CSS3
16 28 (8.07%) REST
17 27 (7.78%) JSON
18 25 (7.20%) Hibernate
18 25 (7.20%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 51 (14.70%) Greenfield Project
2 41 (11.82%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (7.78%) Computer Science
4 26 (7.49%) Algorithms
5 21 (6.05%) Data Structures
6 9 (2.59%) PKI
7 7 (2.02%) Xbox
8 5 (1.44%) Embedded Systems
8 5 (1.44%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 4 (1.15%) Wiki
10 3 (0.86%) Fintech
10 3 (0.86%) Life Science
10 3 (0.86%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (0.86%) User Experience
10 3 (0.86%) VHDL
11 2 (0.58%) Animation
11 2 (0.58%) Device Driver
11 2 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.58%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.58%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 80 (23.05%) Linux
2 28 (8.07%) Windows
3 10 (2.88%) Android
4 5 (1.44%) Unix
5 3 (0.86%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.86%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 337 (97.12%) Software Engineering
2 226 (65.13%) Agile Software Development
3 120 (34.58%) Scrum
4 101 (29.11%) TDD
5 93 (26.80%) OO
6 84 (24.21%) DevOps
7 72 (20.75%) Continuous Integration
8 70 (20.17%) BDD
8 70 (20.17%) E-Commerce
9 67 (19.31%) Test Automation
10 65 (18.73%) MVC
11 53 (15.27%) Mentoring
12 51 (14.70%) Microservices
13 39 (11.24%) MVVM
14 33 (9.51%) Continuous Delivery
15 30 (8.65%) Machine Learning
16 28 (8.07%) OOP
17 27 (7.78%) Kanban
17 27 (7.78%) UML
18 24 (6.92%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 198 (57.06%) Java
2 141 (40.63%) C#
3 126 (36.31%) JavaScript
4 93 (26.80%) SQL
5 92 (26.51%) C++
6 73 (21.04%) C
7 64 (18.44%) Python
8 29 (8.36%) Ruby
9 22 (6.34%) T-SQL
10 20 (5.76%) PL/SQL
11 18 (5.19%) PHP
12 17 (4.90%) Go
13 14 (4.03%) Scala
14 13 (3.75%) TypeScript
15 11 (3.17%) Embedded C
15 11 (3.17%) Perl
16 8 (2.31%) Embedded C++
17 7 (2.02%) Java 9
18 5 (1.44%) GraphQL
19 4 (1.15%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 71 (20.46%) Degree
2 39 (11.24%) Security Cleared
3 24 (6.92%) DV Cleared
4 15 (4.32%) SC Cleared
5 12 (3.46%) Numerate Degree
6 11 (3.17%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (1.15%) HND
8 3 (0.86%) Sun Certification
9 2 (0.58%) HNC
9 2 (0.58%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.59%) QA
2 7 (2.02%) ISO 13485
3 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.29%) TickIT
System Software
1 44 (12.68%) Docker
2 9 (2.59%) Hyper-V
2 9 (2.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.31%) Firmware
4 3 (0.86%) Apache Flume
4 3 (0.86%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 27 (7.78%) Kubernetes
2 15 (4.32%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (4.03%) Puppet
4 13 (3.75%) Prometheus
5 12 (3.46%) Kibana
6 4 (1.15%) Ansible
7 3 (0.86%) Cobbler
8 1 (0.29%) Nagios
8 1 (0.29%) Packer
8 1 (0.29%) Salt
8 1 (0.29%) Terraform
8 1 (0.29%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 35 (10.09%) Microsoft
2 29 (8.36%) Oracle
3 16 (4.61%) SAP
4 14 (4.03%) Atlassian
5 9 (2.59%) VMware
6 8 (2.31%) Capita
6 8 (2.31%) Google
7 5 (1.44%) WorldPay
8 4 (1.15%) Aquila
8 4 (1.15%) JD Edwards
9 3 (0.86%) Cloudera
9 3 (0.86%) IBM
9 3 (0.86%) Sun
9 3 (0.86%) Zend
10 2 (0.58%) Xamarin
10 2 (0.58%) Xilinx
11 1 (0.29%) Alibaba
11 1 (0.29%) New Relic
11 1 (0.29%) SaltStack
11 1 (0.29%) Splunk