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The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 30 June 2022.

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
30 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 30 40 44
Rank change year-on-year +10 +4 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 466 276 217
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 7.67% 6.06% 6.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.11% 6.51% 6.25%
Number of salaries quoted 274 227 176
10th Percentile £38,250 £40,000 £39,375
25th Percentile £42,313 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £54,653 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.21% -0.63% +10.00%
75th Percentile £71,250 £63,750 £61,250
90th Percentile £84,475 £70,000 £65,625
North West median annual salary £55,687 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +6.07% +5.00% +5.26%

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 5,743 4,240 3,471
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.52% 93.08% 95.91%
Number of salaries quoted 3,698 3,364 2,867
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,200 £31,230
25th Percentile £40,132 £38,750 £38,597
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
75th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £61,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £70,000
North West median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £48,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% -1.04% +6.67%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Manchester

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Engineer in Manchester.

Salary trend for Software Engineer in Manchester

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Manchester

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Engineer in Manchester over the 6 months to 30 June 2022.

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 30 June 2022. 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
Jobs
Stockport +2 14 £47,500 +43.94% 3
Salford -19 9 £50,000 -12.78% 3
Oldham -11 7 £57,500 +41.98% 2
Stalybridge - 3 - -
Cheadle -8 2 £51,250 +13.89% 1
Altrincham +2 1 - -
Software Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 30 June 2022, Software Engineer job roles required the following 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.

1 465 (99.79%) Software Engineering
2 323 (69.31%) Agile
3 257 (55.15%) Java
4 232 (49.79%) JavaScript
5 190 (40.77%) Azure
6 168 (36.05%) AWS
7 167 (35.84%) React
8 144 (30.90%) Node.js
9 134 (28.76%) DevOps
10 126 (27.04%) Python
11 122 (26.18%) TDD
11 122 (26.18%) Kubernetes
12 119 (25.54%) Docker
13 118 (25.32%) Microservices
13 118 (25.32%) Degree
14 106 (22.75%) Git (software)
15 104 (22.32%) .NET
16 101 (21.67%) Security Cleared
17 96 (20.60%) Full Stack Development
18 95 (20.39%) C#
19 92 (19.74%) CI/CD
19 92 (19.74%) Social Skills
19 92 (19.74%) TypeScript
20 91 (19.53%) GCP
21 88 (18.88%) C++
21 88 (18.88%) Test Automation
22 85 (18.24%) RESTful
23 84 (18.03%) Problem-Solving
24 82 (17.60%) Continuous Integration
25 79 (16.95%) Mentoring

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 6 (1.29%) Apache
1 6 (1.29%) Umbraco
2 5 (1.07%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.86%) Apache Spark
3 4 (0.86%) Confluence
4 1 (0.21%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (1.50%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 190 (40.77%) Azure
2 168 (36.05%) AWS
3 91 (19.53%) GCP
4 42 (9.01%) GitHub
5 29 (6.22%) npm
5 29 (6.22%) SaaS
6 26 (5.58%) Cloud Computing
6 26 (5.58%) Serverless
7 22 (4.72%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 17 (3.65%) Azure AKS
8 17 (3.65%) Azure DevOps
9 13 (2.79%) Amazon EC2
9 13 (2.79%) AWS CloudFormation
10 12 (2.58%) Azure Functions
10 12 (2.58%) Azure Monitor
10 12 (2.58%) Azure Service Bus
10 12 (2.58%) Azure Service Fabric
11 8 (1.72%) OpenShift
12 7 (1.50%) AWS Lambda
13 5 (1.07%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (6.01%) Internet
2 24 (5.15%) HTTP
3 17 (3.65%) SSL
4 6 (1.29%) Network Security
5 2 (0.43%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.21%) MQTT
6 1 (0.21%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (11.37%) NoSQL
2 40 (8.58%) MySQL
3 36 (7.73%) MongoDB
4 33 (7.08%) Big Data
5 26 (5.58%) Relational Database
6 15 (3.22%) Neo4j
6 15 (3.22%) Redis
6 15 (3.22%) SQL Server
7 11 (2.36%) DynamoDB
7 11 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (2.15%) Apache Cassandra
8 10 (2.15%) Bigtable
8 10 (2.15%) DB2
8 10 (2.15%) Oracle Database
9 8 (1.72%) Couchbase
10 4 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.86%) Hadoop
10 4 (0.86%) Riak
11 3 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.43%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 106 (22.75%) Git (software)
2 31 (6.65%) Jenkins
3 29 (6.22%) Cypress.io
4 24 (5.15%) Postman
5 23 (4.94%) GitLab
6 22 (4.72%) Selenium
7 19 (4.08%) SonarQube
8 15 (3.22%) Robot Framework
9 14 (3.00%) JIRA
10 13 (2.79%) JUnit
11 10 (2.15%) Subversion
12 8 (1.72%) CircleCI
12 8 (1.72%) Travis CI
13 7 (1.50%) Jasmine
14 5 (1.07%) Arquillian
14 5 (1.07%) Maven
14 5 (1.07%) Mockito
14 5 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
14 5 (1.07%) Vagrant
15 4 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 92 (19.74%) Social Skills
2 52 (11.16%) Analytical Skills
3 47 (10.09%) Finance
4 43 (9.23%) Banking
5 39 (8.37%) Automotive
6 31 (6.65%) Marketing
7 27 (5.79%) Public Sector
8 22 (4.72%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 17 (3.65%) Law
10 14 (3.00%) Electronics
11 9 (1.93%) Advertising
11 9 (1.93%) Influencing Skills
11 9 (1.93%) Retail
12 7 (1.50%) Games
12 7 (1.50%) Telecoms
13 6 (1.29%) Legal
13 6 (1.29%) Local Government
14 4 (0.86%) Manufacturing
15 2 (0.43%) Police
15 2 (0.43%) Tech for Good
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 167 (35.84%) React
2 144 (30.90%) Node.js
3 104 (22.32%) .NET
4 85 (18.24%) RESTful
5 78 (16.74%) AngularJS
6 77 (16.52%) CSS
7 72 (15.45%) HTML
8 59 (12.66%) Spring
9 45 (9.66%) .NET Core
10 38 (8.15%) HTML5
11 33 (7.08%) ASP.NET
11 33 (7.08%) REST
11 33 (7.08%) Spring Boot
12 29 (6.22%) Kafka
13 25 (5.36%) Puppeteer
14 24 (5.15%) Material-UI
14 24 (5.15%) Vue.js
15 22 (4.72%) Angular 2
15 22 (4.72%) Ruby on Rails
16 21 (4.51%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 49 (10.52%) Cloud Native
2 40 (8.58%) User Experience
3 18 (3.86%) Mobile App
4 16 (3.43%) Algorithms
5 13 (2.79%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (2.36%) IoT
7 10 (2.15%) Data Protection Act
8 9 (1.93%) Cyberthreat
8 9 (1.93%) Data Structures
9 7 (1.50%) Greenfield Project
9 7 (1.50%) Smartphone
10 6 (1.29%) Cyber Defence
10 6 (1.29%) Cyberattack
10 6 (1.29%) Cybercrime
10 6 (1.29%) Device Driver
11 5 (1.07%) Embedded Systems
11 5 (1.07%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.86%) FPGA
12 4 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 65 (13.95%) Linux
2 26 (5.58%) Android
3 24 (5.15%) Apple iOS
3 24 (5.15%) Windows
4 11 (2.36%) Unix
5 4 (0.86%) CentOS
5 4 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.43%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 465 (99.79%) Software Engineering
2 323 (69.31%) Agile
3 134 (28.76%) DevOps
4 122 (26.18%) TDD
5 118 (25.32%) Microservices
6 96 (20.60%) Full Stack Development
7 92 (19.74%) CI/CD
8 88 (18.88%) Test Automation
9 84 (18.03%) Problem-Solving
10 82 (17.60%) Continuous Integration
11 79 (16.95%) Mentoring
12 68 (14.59%) OO
13 61 (13.09%) Pair Programming
14 56 (12.02%) SDLC
15 55 (11.80%) Configuration Management
15 55 (11.80%) Scrum
16 47 (10.09%) Event-Driven
17 44 (9.44%) Kanban
18 41 (8.80%) Coaching
18 41 (8.80%) Event-Driven Architecture
Programming Languages
1 257 (55.15%) Java
2 232 (49.79%) JavaScript
3 126 (27.04%) Python
4 95 (20.39%) C#
5 92 (19.74%) TypeScript
6 88 (18.88%) C++
7 69 (14.81%) SQL
8 63 (13.52%) Go
9 40 (8.58%) Scala
10 32 (6.87%) C
11 26 (5.58%) Kotlin
11 26 (5.58%) Ruby
12 23 (4.94%) ES6
13 15 (3.22%) ES7
13 15 (3.22%) ES8
14 14 (3.00%) Apple Swift
15 13 (2.79%) Objective-C
16 9 (1.93%) F#
17 8 (1.72%) MATLAB
18 5 (1.07%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 118 (25.32%) Degree
2 101 (21.67%) Security Cleared
3 26 (5.58%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (3.43%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (2.79%) SC Cleared
6 12 (2.58%) AWS Certification
7 8 (1.72%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.86%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.64%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.22%) Data Quality
2 6 (1.29%) QA
System Software
1 119 (25.54%) Docker
2 4 (0.86%) Postfix
2 4 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.21%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 122 (26.18%) Kubernetes
2 61 (13.09%) Terraform
3 34 (7.30%) Istio
4 19 (4.08%) Grafana
4 19 (4.08%) Prometheus
5 18 (3.86%) Ansible
6 4 (0.86%) Pacemaker
6 4 (0.86%) Podman
7 1 (0.21%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 56 (12.02%) Microsoft
2 46 (9.87%) Google
3 16 (3.43%) Oracle
4 10 (2.15%) Dell
4 10 (2.15%) Salesforce.com
4 10 (2.15%) Xamarin
5 5 (1.07%) Syncsort
6 4 (0.86%) Perforce
6 4 (0.86%) Red Hat
6 4 (0.86%) VMware
7 3 (0.64%) Sophos
8 2 (0.43%) IBM
8 2 (0.43%) SAP