Period
to 27 January 2022

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 27 January 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
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 40 48 52
Rank change year-on-year +8 +4 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 366 179 281
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 6.58% 5.64% 5.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.98% 5.84% 5.27%
Number of salaries quoted 289 174 151
10th Percentile £40,000 £40,000 £33,750
25th Percentile £49,000 £45,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £60,000
90th Percentile £76,750 £69,625 £62,500
North West median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +14.29% +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 5,242 3,067 5,331
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.30% 96.66% 96.52%
Number of salaries quoted 3,882 2,725 4,343
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,018
25th Percentile £40,500 £38,750 £36,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +4.73%
75th Percentile £68,750 £63,750 £60,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £75,000 £70,200
North West median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% -

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 27 January 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 27 January 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
Bolton - 7 £57,500 -
Cheadle - 7 £37,500 - 1
Stockport -2 5 £49,000 -2.00% 3
Oldham -4 5 £57,500 +15.00% 3
Bury - 1 - -
Software Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, 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.

1 365 (99.73%) Software Engineering
2 244 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 189 (51.64%) Java
4 137 (37.43%) AWS
5 131 (35.79%) DevOps
6 129 (35.25%) C#
7 128 (34.97%) JavaScript
8 118 (32.24%) Python
9 117 (31.97%) Azure
10 114 (31.15%) TDD
11 95 (25.96%) .NET
12 94 (25.68%) React
13 93 (25.41%) Docker
13 93 (25.41%) OO
14 89 (24.32%) Kubernetes
15 86 (23.50%) C++
16 83 (22.68%) Test Automation
17 82 (22.40%) Scrum
17 82 (22.40%) AngularJS
18 76 (20.77%) SQL
19 72 (19.67%) Terraform
20 66 (18.03%) Problem-Solving
21 65 (17.76%) Microservices
22 61 (16.67%) TypeScript
23 59 (16.12%) Mentoring
23 59 (16.12%) Finance
23 59 (16.12%) Git (software)
24 58 (15.85%) Kotlin
25 57 (15.57%) Scala
26 56 (15.30%) Continuous Integration

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 16 (4.37%) Elasticsearch
2 15 (4.10%) Confluence
3 5 (1.37%) Apache Spark
4 3 (0.82%) CICS
4 3 (0.82%) IIS
4 3 (0.82%) nginx
5 2 (0.55%) Apache
6 1 (0.27%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 137 (37.43%) AWS
2 117 (31.97%) Azure
3 42 (11.48%) AWS CloudFormation
4 37 (10.11%) GCP
5 20 (5.46%) Serverless
6 19 (5.19%) GitHub
7 18 (4.92%) SaaS
8 15 (4.10%) Cloud Computing
9 13 (3.55%) AWS Lambda
10 6 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (1.64%) Amazon ECS
10 6 (1.64%) Amazon SQS
10 6 (1.64%) npm
11 5 (1.37%) Snowflake
12 4 (1.09%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 4 (1.09%) Azure Machine Learning
13 3 (0.82%) Azure Service Bus
13 3 (0.82%) GitHub Actions
13 3 (0.82%) mabl
13 3 (0.82%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.73%) Internet
2 6 (1.64%) Ethernet
2 6 (1.64%) Modbus
2 6 (1.64%) RS-422
3 5 (1.37%) RFID
4 1 (0.27%) HTTP
4 1 (0.27%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (9.56%) NoSQL
2 29 (7.92%) SQL Server
3 20 (5.46%) MongoDB
4 17 (4.64%) PostgreSQL
5 15 (4.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 15 (4.10%) Big Data
6 12 (3.28%) MySQL
6 12 (3.28%) Redis
7 7 (1.91%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.09%) Bigtable
9 4 (1.09%) DB2
9 4 (1.09%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.09%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.82%) Amazon Redshift
10 3 (0.82%) BigQuery
11 2 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.55%) DataStage
11 2 (0.55%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 59 (16.12%) Git (software)
2 46 (12.57%) Jenkins
3 22 (6.01%) Subversion
4 19 (5.19%) JIRA
4 19 (5.19%) Mercurial
5 17 (4.64%) Selenium
6 15 (4.10%) GitLab
7 13 (3.55%) Maven
8 12 (3.28%) JUnit
9 11 (3.01%) MSTest
9 11 (3.01%) NUnit
10 10 (2.73%) Postman
10 10 (2.73%) SoapUI
10 10 (2.73%) SpecFlow
11 9 (2.46%) Appium
11 9 (2.46%) Katalon Studio
12 8 (2.19%) Gradle
13 7 (1.91%) Bitbucket
13 7 (1.91%) SonarQube
14 6 (1.64%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 59 (16.12%) Finance
2 52 (14.21%) Social Skills
3 32 (8.74%) Retail
4 29 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (7.10%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 21 (5.74%) Banking
7 19 (5.19%) Public Sector
8 13 (3.55%) Legal
8 13 (3.55%) Marketing
9 7 (1.91%) Manufacturing
10 6 (1.64%) French Language
10 6 (1.64%) Presentation Skills
11 5 (1.37%) Games
12 4 (1.09%) Advertising
12 4 (1.09%) Law
12 4 (1.09%) Local Government
12 4 (1.09%) Organisational Skills
13 2 (0.55%) Telecoms
14 1 (0.27%) Automotive
14 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (25.96%) .NET
2 94 (25.68%) React
3 82 (22.40%) AngularJS
4 51 (13.93%) .NET Core
5 42 (11.48%) Vue.js
6 39 (10.66%) Node.js
7 36 (9.84%) ASP.NET
8 35 (9.56%) Kafka
9 34 (9.29%) CSS
10 33 (9.02%) Spring
11 32 (8.74%) RESTful
12 30 (8.20%) Web Services
13 29 (7.92%) HTML
14 22 (6.01%) Spring Boot
15 18 (4.92%) WCF
16 17 (4.64%) .NET Framework
16 17 (4.64%) XML
17 15 (4.10%) REST
18 14 (3.83%) Apache NiFi
19 13 (3.55%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 29 (7.92%) Greenfield Project
2 24 (6.56%) User Experience
3 20 (5.46%) Algorithms
4 14 (3.83%) Mobile App
5 13 (3.55%) Cloud Native
5 13 (3.55%) Data Structures
6 11 (3.01%) Cyberattack
6 11 (3.01%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (3.01%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (1.37%) Video\Live Streaming
8 4 (1.09%) Cyber Defence
8 4 (1.09%) Cybercrime
8 4 (1.09%) FMCG
8 4 (1.09%) Online Banking
9 3 (0.82%) IBM Mainframe
9 3 (0.82%) Legacy Code
9 3 (0.82%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.55%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.55%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 26 (7.10%) Linux
2 24 (6.56%) Android
3 21 (5.74%) Apple iOS
3 21 (5.74%) Windows
4 14 (3.83%) CentOS
4 14 (3.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.09%) Unix
6 2 (0.55%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 365 (99.73%) Software Engineering
2 244 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 131 (35.79%) DevOps
4 114 (31.15%) TDD
5 93 (25.41%) OO
6 83 (22.68%) Test Automation
7 82 (22.40%) Scrum
8 66 (18.03%) Problem-Solving
9 65 (17.76%) Microservices
10 59 (16.12%) Mentoring
11 56 (15.30%) Continuous Integration
12 53 (14.48%) CI/CD
13 47 (12.84%) Pair Programming
14 45 (12.30%) SOLID
15 37 (10.11%) OOP
16 34 (9.29%) Analytics
17 33 (9.02%) Machine Learning
18 32 (8.74%) Full Stack Development
19 31 (8.47%) Kanban
20 29 (7.92%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 189 (51.64%) Java
2 129 (35.25%) C#
3 128 (34.97%) JavaScript
4 118 (32.24%) Python
5 86 (23.50%) C++
6 76 (20.77%) SQL
7 61 (16.67%) TypeScript
8 58 (15.85%) Kotlin
9 57 (15.57%) Scala
10 50 (13.66%) Go
11 40 (10.93%) C
12 28 (7.65%) Ruby
13 18 (4.92%) Apple Swift
13 18 (4.92%) Java 8
14 14 (3.83%) Objective-C
15 13 (3.55%) T-SQL
16 12 (3.28%) Java 11
17 11 (3.01%) PL/SQL
18 9 (2.46%) ES6
19 4 (1.09%) F#
Qualifications
1 43 (11.75%) Degree
2 21 (5.74%) Security Cleared
3 20 (5.46%) Computer Science Degree
4 13 (3.55%) DBS Check
5 12 (3.28%) SC Cleared
6 6 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (1.37%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.55%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.73%) QA
2 3 (0.82%) SLA
3 2 (0.55%) WCAG
4 1 (0.27%) DICOM
System Software
1 93 (25.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 89 (24.32%) Kubernetes
2 72 (19.67%) Terraform
3 26 (7.10%) Ansible
4 4 (1.09%) Istio
5 2 (0.55%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.27%) Grafana
Vendors
1 32 (8.74%) Microsoft
2 17 (4.64%) Google
3 14 (3.83%) Red Hat
4 13 (3.55%) Sophos
5 9 (2.46%) Xamarin
6 7 (1.91%) Oracle
7 6 (1.64%) Perforce
8 5 (1.37%) IBM
9 4 (1.09%) Dell
9 4 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.55%) Cisco
10 2 (0.55%) Dynatrace
11 1 (0.27%) SAP