Period
to 20 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £46,250 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 81 99
Rank change year-on-year +22 +18 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 353 318 209
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 4.83% 3.92% 2.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.00% 4.02% 2.94%
Number of salaries quoted 278 241 171
Manchester median annual salary £46,250 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.50% +17.65% +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £31,507
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £55,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -

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 7,053 7,915 7,100
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.55% 97.66% 97.74%
Number of salaries quoted 5,907 6,604 6,074
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £24,400 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £62,500
North West median annual salary £44,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.02% +3.75% -

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 20 September 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 20 September 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
Salford -5 10 £32,062 -28.75% 3
Stockport +5 8 £51,250 +20.59% 6
Oldham +2 4 £42,500 - 4
Cheadle 0 4 £35,500 +18.33%
Bury -4 4 £50,000 -
Altrincham -13 1 £56,000 +32.54%
Software Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 339 (96.03%) Software Engineering
2 225 (63.74%) Agile Software Development
3 180 (50.99%) Java
4 132 (37.39%) JavaScript
5 126 (35.69%) TDD
6 119 (33.71%) Continuous Integration
7 111 (31.44%) C#
8 104 (29.46%) Scrum
9 87 (24.65%) .NET
9 87 (24.65%) Spring
10 84 (23.80%) DevOps
11 83 (23.51%) Test Automation
12 81 (22.95%) BDD
13 78 (22.10%) AngularJS
13 78 (22.10%) Greenfield Project
14 75 (21.25%) Amazon AWS
15 73 (20.68%) React
16 72 (20.40%) HTML
17 67 (18.98%) CSS
18 65 (18.41%) C++
19 64 (18.13%) SQL
20 63 (17.85%) Finance
21 62 (17.56%) Git (software)
22 61 (17.28%) C
22 61 (17.28%) OO
23 60 (17.00%) Continuous Delivery
24 58 (16.43%) Open Source
25 57 (16.15%) Java 8
26 55 (15.58%) SDLC
26 55 (15.58%) E-Commerce

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 11 (3.12%) Apache Pig
1 11 (3.12%) Tomcat
2 10 (2.83%) Cloud Foundry
3 7 (1.98%) Apache
3 7 (1.98%) Apache Solr
4 6 (1.70%) nginx
5 5 (1.42%) CMS
5 5 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.57%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.57%) Confluence
7 1 (0.28%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.28%) WildFly
Applications
1 3 (0.85%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.28%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.28%) S-PLUS
Cloud Services
1 75 (21.25%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (9.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (3.97%) GitHub
4 10 (2.83%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (2.55%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (2.27%) SaaS
7 7 (1.98%) Amazon S3
8 5 (1.42%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (1.42%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.28%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.28%) Amazon SageMaker
9 1 (0.28%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.28%) npm
9 1 (0.28%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.28%) PaaS
9 1 (0.28%) Route 53
9 1 (0.28%) Serverless
9 1 (0.28%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.25%) HTTP
2 14 (3.97%) TCP/IP
3 10 (2.83%) Firewall
3 10 (2.83%) RS-232
3 10 (2.83%) SSL
4 3 (0.85%) RS-485
5 2 (0.57%) Broadband
5 2 (0.57%) Wireless
6 1 (0.28%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.28%) RFID
6 1 (0.28%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (13.31%) Big Data
2 39 (11.05%) SQL Server
3 35 (9.92%) MySQL
4 27 (7.65%) NoSQL
5 23 (6.52%) Hadoop
5 23 (6.52%) MongoDB
6 12 (3.40%) Apache Hive
7 11 (3.12%) Amazon Redshift
7 11 (3.12%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (2.83%) Apache Cassandra
9 9 (2.55%) Redis
10 4 (1.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (0.57%) HBase
11 2 (0.57%) Neo4j
11 2 (0.57%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.57%) Sqoop
12 1 (0.28%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.28%) Apache Accumulo
12 1 (0.28%) Impala
12 1 (0.28%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 62 (17.56%) Git (software)
2 52 (14.73%) Selenium
3 37 (10.48%) Jenkins
4 35 (9.92%) JIRA
5 26 (7.37%) Maven
6 24 (6.80%) NUnit
7 21 (5.95%) Robot Framework
7 21 (5.95%) Subversion
8 20 (5.67%) JUnit
9 19 (5.38%) WebDriver
10 18 (5.10%) MSTest
11 17 (4.82%) Jasmine
11 17 (4.82%) TeamCity
12 15 (4.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 15 (4.25%) Bitbucket
13 12 (3.40%) SoapUI
13 12 (3.40%) SonarQube
14 11 (3.12%) Mercurial
15 10 (2.83%) CodeSonar
15 10 (2.83%) git-flow
General
1 63 (17.85%) Finance
2 28 (7.93%) Electronics
3 26 (7.37%) Military
3 26 (7.37%) Retail
4 18 (5.10%) Advertising
4 18 (5.10%) Manufacturing
5 16 (4.53%) Games
6 13 (3.68%) Marketing
7 12 (3.40%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.98%) Banking
9 6 (1.70%) Law
10 5 (1.42%) Retail Banking
11 4 (1.13%) Automotive
12 2 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.28%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (24.65%) .NET
1 87 (24.65%) Spring
2 78 (22.10%) AngularJS
3 73 (20.68%) React
4 72 (20.40%) HTML
5 67 (18.98%) CSS
6 54 (15.30%) Node.js
7 51 (14.45%) ASP.NET
8 44 (12.46%) Web Services
9 40 (11.33%) RESTful
10 33 (9.35%) HTML5
11 30 (8.50%) Hibernate
12 28 (7.93%) SOAP
13 27 (7.65%) REST
14 26 (7.37%) Spring Boot
15 25 (7.08%) jQuery
16 24 (6.80%) Java EE
16 24 (6.80%) XML
17 22 (6.23%) CSS3
18 19 (5.38%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 78 (22.10%) Greenfield Project
2 22 (6.23%) Computer Science
3 16 (4.53%) Algorithms
4 13 (3.68%) Cloud Native
5 11 (3.12%) Data Structures
6 10 (2.83%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (2.83%) User Experience
7 9 (2.55%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.98%) Xbox
9 5 (1.42%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.13%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (0.57%) Acoustics
11 2 (0.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 2 (0.57%) Fintech
11 2 (0.57%) Web 2.0
11 2 (0.57%) Wiki
12 1 (0.28%) 3D Graphics
12 1 (0.28%) NHS
12 1 (0.28%) Robotics
12 1 (0.28%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 40 (11.33%) Linux
2 33 (9.35%) Windows
3 17 (4.82%) Android
3 17 (4.82%) Apple iOS
4 10 (2.83%) Mac OS X
5 7 (1.98%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (1.13%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.85%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.57%) CentOS
8 2 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.57%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.28%) FreeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 339 (96.03%) Software Engineering
2 225 (63.74%) Agile Software Development
3 126 (35.69%) TDD
4 119 (33.71%) Continuous Integration
5 104 (29.46%) Scrum
6 84 (23.80%) DevOps
7 83 (23.51%) Test Automation
8 81 (22.95%) BDD
9 61 (17.28%) OO
10 60 (17.00%) Continuous Delivery
11 58 (16.43%) Open Source
12 55 (15.58%) E-Commerce
12 55 (15.58%) SDLC
13 52 (14.73%) Microservices
14 50 (14.16%) Kanban
15 49 (13.88%) Mentoring
16 48 (13.60%) MVC
17 44 (12.46%) SOLID
18 42 (11.90%) Software Delivery
19 37 (10.48%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 180 (50.99%) Java
2 132 (37.39%) JavaScript
3 111 (31.44%) C#
4 65 (18.41%) C++
5 64 (18.13%) SQL
6 61 (17.28%) C
7 57 (16.15%) Java 8
8 54 (15.30%) Python
9 53 (15.01%) PHP
10 22 (6.23%) Bash Shell
11 21 (5.95%) T-SQL
12 17 (4.82%) Ruby
13 12 (3.40%) Objective-C
13 12 (3.40%) PL/SQL
13 12 (3.40%) TypeScript
14 11 (3.12%) Go
14 11 (3.12%) Java 9
15 10 (2.83%) PowerShell
16 8 (2.27%) Scala
17 7 (1.98%) R
Qualifications
1 39 (11.05%) Degree
2 37 (10.48%) Security Cleared
3 26 (7.37%) DV Cleared
4 12 (3.40%) SC Cleared
5 11 (3.12%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (2.83%) CCNA
6 10 (2.83%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (2.83%) CISSP
6 10 (2.83%) CompTIA Security+
6 10 (2.83%) GIAC
6 10 (2.83%) Linux+ Certification
6 10 (2.83%) MCSE
6 10 (2.83%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (2.83%) Network+ Certification
6 10 (2.83%) SANS
6 10 (2.83%) SSCP
7 6 (1.70%) Numerate Degree
8 4 (1.13%) PhD
9 1 (0.28%) HNC
9 1 (0.28%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.67%) QA
2 4 (1.13%) GDPR
3 2 (0.57%) GCP
3 2 (0.57%) ISO 15765
4 1 (0.28%) MISRA
System Software
1 52 (14.73%) Docker
2 10 (2.83%) vSphere
3 3 (0.85%) Firmware
3 3 (0.85%) HDFS
4 1 (0.28%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 35 (9.92%) Puppet
2 20 (5.67%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (5.38%) Salt
4 18 (5.10%) Kubernetes
5 13 (3.68%) Ansible
6 12 (3.40%) Terraform
7 4 (1.13%) Packer
8 2 (0.57%) Kibana
8 2 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.28%) Oozie
9 1 (0.28%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 34 (9.63%) Microsoft
2 13 (3.68%) Google
3 12 (3.40%) SAP
4 10 (2.83%) Oracle
5 6 (1.70%) WorldPay
6 4 (1.13%) Intapp
6 4 (1.13%) ServiceNow
7 3 (0.85%) Apple
7 3 (0.85%) Atlassian
7 3 (0.85%) Facebook
8 2 (0.57%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.57%) Siemens
9 1 (0.28%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.28%) EMC
9 1 (0.28%) Freescale
9 1 (0.28%) HP
9 1 (0.28%) Informatica
9 1 (0.28%) Remedy
9 1 (0.28%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.28%) Talend