Period
to 15 December 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 15 December 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
15 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 45 68 71
Rank change year-on-year +23 +3 +33
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 336 330 328
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 5.53% 4.64% 4.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.73% 4.80% 4.30%
Number of salaries quoted 174 248 234
Manchester median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £28,750 £30,479 £28,750
90th Percentile £64,100 £65,000 £60,000
North West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +8.43%

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 5,865 6,873 7,621
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.58% 96.57% 97.31%
Number of salaries quoted 4,709 5,723 6,317
Manchester median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +2.35%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,000 £26,240
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,500 £66,250
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% 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 15 December 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 15 December 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
Stockport +16 30 £39,000 -23.90% 7
Salford -8 12 - - 2
Altrincham +32 4 £37,500 -33.04% 4
Cheadle -6 2 £55,000 +54.93% 1
Wigan - 2 £48,000 -
Oldham -1 1 £55,000 +22.22%
Sale - 1 £40,000 -
Software Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 15 December 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.

1 333 (99.11%) Software Engineering
2 190 (56.55%) Agile Software Development
3 140 (41.67%) JavaScript
4 134 (39.88%) Java
5 122 (36.31%) Git (software)
6 109 (32.44%) AWS
7 95 (28.27%) TDD
7 95 (28.27%) SQL
8 87 (25.89%) C++
9 82 (24.40%) Mentoring
10 81 (24.11%) C#
11 78 (23.21%) Problem-Solving
12 76 (22.62%) Linux
13 74 (22.02%) .NET
14 71 (21.13%) Azure
15 67 (19.94%) Microservices
16 64 (19.05%) DevOps
17 63 (18.75%) C
18 62 (18.45%) NoSQL
19 61 (18.15%) Test Automation
20 59 (17.56%) Coaching
21 58 (17.26%) Microsoft
22 56 (16.67%) Open Source
23 54 (16.07%) MongoDB
24 53 (15.77%) HTML
24 53 (15.77%) Node.js
25 51 (15.18%) Banking
26 50 (14.88%) React
27 49 (14.58%) Continuous Integration
28 48 (14.29%) CSS

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 18 (5.36%) Cloud Foundry
2 16 (4.76%) Confluence
3 8 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.30%) Apache
4 1 (0.30%) nginx
4 1 (0.30%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 2 (0.60%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 109 (32.44%) AWS
2 71 (21.13%) Azure
3 39 (11.61%) Serverless
4 35 (10.42%) GitHub
5 27 (8.04%) GCP
6 26 (7.74%) AWS Lambda
7 13 (3.87%) Amazon S3
8 10 (2.98%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (2.98%) Amazon SQS
9 9 (2.68%) Sage Pay
10 5 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (1.49%) npm
10 5 (1.49%) SaaS
11 3 (0.89%) Amazon ECS
11 3 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.89%) BlazeMeter
12 1 (0.30%) BrowserStack
12 1 (0.30%) Datadog
12 1 (0.30%) Firebase
12 1 (0.30%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.79%) HTTPS
1 6 (1.79%) Internet
1 6 (1.79%) MQTT
2 3 (0.89%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.60%) Ethernet
3 2 (0.60%) HTTP
3 2 (0.60%) RS-485
3 2 (0.60%) SNMP
3 2 (0.60%) Software-Defined Radio
4 1 (0.30%) DHCP
4 1 (0.30%) DNS
4 1 (0.30%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (18.45%) NoSQL
2 54 (16.07%) MongoDB
3 32 (9.52%) MySQL
4 28 (8.33%) Relational Database
5 26 (7.74%) SQL Server
6 24 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
7 20 (5.95%) BusinessObjects
7 20 (5.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 20 (5.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 19 (5.65%) Neo4j
9 18 (5.36%) PostgreSQL
10 11 (3.27%) Big Data
11 7 (2.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 4 (1.19%) Amazon Redshift
12 4 (1.19%) BigQuery
12 4 (1.19%) RDBMS
12 4 (1.19%) Snowflake Schema
13 2 (0.60%) Redis
14 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 122 (36.31%) Git (software)
2 43 (12.80%) GitLab
3 36 (10.71%) Subversion
4 28 (8.33%) JIRA
5 24 (7.14%) Jenkins
6 20 (5.95%) IBM UrbanCode
7 11 (3.27%) Selenium
8 10 (2.98%) Eclipse
8 10 (2.98%) NetBeans
9 9 (2.68%) Gerrit
9 9 (2.68%) IntelliJ
10 8 (2.38%) Grunt
10 8 (2.38%) gulp
11 7 (2.08%) SonarQube
12 5 (1.49%) Artifactory
12 5 (1.49%) Jasmine
12 5 (1.49%) Maven
12 5 (1.49%) Sonatype Nexus
13 4 (1.19%) C++Builder
13 4 (1.19%) Postman
General
1 51 (15.18%) Banking
2 25 (7.44%) Finance
3 23 (6.85%) Automotive
4 21 (6.25%) Retail
5 17 (5.06%) Telecoms
6 11 (3.27%) Back Office
7 5 (1.49%) Games
7 5 (1.49%) Public Sector
8 3 (0.89%) Legal
9 2 (0.60%) Electronics
9 2 (0.60%) Law
10 1 (0.30%) Military
10 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (22.02%) .NET
2 53 (15.77%) HTML
2 53 (15.77%) Node.js
3 50 (14.88%) React
4 48 (14.29%) CSS
5 45 (13.39%) Swagger
6 41 (12.20%) AngularJS
7 39 (11.61%) RESTful
8 29 (8.63%) ASP.NET
9 28 (8.33%) .NET Core
9 28 (8.33%) Apache Flex
9 28 (8.33%) Spring
10 25 (7.44%) HTML5
10 25 (7.44%) React Native
11 23 (6.85%) WCF
12 22 (6.55%) WPF
13 21 (6.25%) .NET Framework
14 16 (4.76%) GraphQL
14 16 (4.76%) Redux
14 16 (4.76%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 32 (9.52%) Mobile App
2 30 (8.93%) Cloud Native
2 30 (8.93%) Embedded Systems
3 23 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (6.85%) Enterprise Software
4 22 (6.55%) User Experience
5 21 (6.25%) Smartphone
6 18 (5.36%) Algorithms
7 11 (3.27%) Greenfield Project
8 10 (2.98%) Self-Motivation
9 9 (2.68%) Virtual Team
10 8 (2.38%) BBC
11 6 (1.79%) Internet of Things
12 5 (1.49%) Augmented Reality
12 5 (1.49%) Infotainment
12 5 (1.49%) Linux Command Line
12 5 (1.49%) Robotics
13 3 (0.89%) IVR
14 2 (0.60%) Cyberthreat
14 2 (0.60%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 76 (22.62%) Linux
2 23 (6.85%) Android
3 16 (4.76%) Tizen
4 10 (2.98%) CentOS
4 10 (2.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (2.98%) Windows
5 9 (2.68%) SUSE
5 9 (2.68%) Ubuntu
5 9 (2.68%) Unix
6 5 (1.49%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.19%) Mac OS X
7 4 (1.19%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.30%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 333 (99.11%) Software Engineering
2 190 (56.55%) Agile Software Development
3 95 (28.27%) TDD
4 82 (24.40%) Mentoring
5 78 (23.21%) Problem-Solving
6 67 (19.94%) Microservices
7 64 (19.05%) DevOps
8 61 (18.15%) Test Automation
9 59 (17.56%) Coaching
10 56 (16.67%) Open Source
11 49 (14.58%) Continuous Integration
12 45 (13.39%) Scrum
13 42 (12.50%) Pair Programming
14 41 (12.20%) Computer Science
15 35 (10.42%) OO
15 35 (10.42%) SOA
16 32 (9.52%) OOP
16 32 (9.52%) Open Source Development
17 31 (9.23%) SDLC
18 27 (8.04%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 140 (41.67%) JavaScript
2 134 (39.88%) Java
3 95 (28.27%) SQL
4 87 (25.89%) C++
5 81 (24.11%) C#
6 63 (18.75%) C
7 45 (13.39%) Python
8 22 (6.55%) Go
8 22 (6.55%) T-SQL
9 20 (5.95%) VBA
10 15 (4.46%) TypeScript
11 11 (3.27%) Ruby
12 7 (2.08%) Kotlin
13 6 (1.79%) MATLAB
13 6 (1.79%) PHP
14 5 (1.49%) Perl
15 4 (1.19%) Bash Shell
15 4 (1.19%) Java 8
16 3 (0.89%) ES6
17 2 (0.60%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 41 (12.20%) Degree
2 28 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (2.68%) DV Cleared
3 9 (2.68%) Security Cleared
4 6 (1.79%) DBS Check
5 5 (1.49%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.06%) QA
2 5 (1.49%) ISO 26262
3 1 (0.30%) GDPR
3 1 (0.30%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (5.95%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 18 (5.36%) Docker
3 9 (2.68%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.60%) Firmware
5 1 (0.30%) zsh
Systems Management
1 25 (7.44%) Kubernetes
2 20 (5.95%) Tivoli
3 5 (1.49%) Ansible
3 5 (1.49%) Kibana
3 5 (1.49%) Terraform
4 3 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.89%) Puppet
5 1 (0.30%) logstash
Vendors
1 58 (17.26%) Microsoft
2 39 (11.61%) Sage
3 38 (11.31%) Google
4 21 (6.25%) IBM
5 16 (4.76%) QNX
6 7 (2.08%) Oracle
7 2 (0.60%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.30%) FIS
8 1 (0.30%) TOWER Software
8 1 (0.30%) WorldPay