The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £46,750 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 67 101
Rank change year-on-year -10 +34  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 143 121 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.63% 3.53% 2.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.74% 3.62% 2.49%
Number of salaries quoted 100 95 79
Median salary £46,750 £42,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.30% +12.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £23,850 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £48,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3822 3339 3650
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 97.10% 97.52% 96.77%
Number of salaries quoted 3206 2778 2990
Median salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.17% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,995 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +3.75%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oldham -26 11 £37,500 +56.25% 3
Stockport -4 5 £43,500 -8.42% 2
Bury - 4 £48,750 -
Cheadle +1 2 £45,625 -3.94%
Altrincham -17 1 - -
Salford - 1 - - 1
Software Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Manchester region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 248 (98.41%) Software Engineering
2 147 (58.33%) Java
3 145 (57.54%) Agile Software Development
4 106 (42.06%) HTML
5 102 (40.48%) C#
6 100 (39.68%) C++
7 96 (38.10%) OO
8 92 (36.51%) Continuous Integration
9 86 (34.13%) JavaScript
10 81 (32.14%) SQL
11 76 (30.16%) Degree
12 72 (28.57%) CSS
13 69 (27.38%) .NET
14 66 (26.19%) Scrum
15 64 (25.40%) jQuery
16 57 (22.62%) C
17 55 (21.83%) Git (software)
18 54 (21.43%) MySQL
19 52 (20.63%) Web Services
19 52 (20.63%) Linux
20 51 (20.24%) Python
21 48 (19.05%) XML
22 46 (18.25%) AngularJS
23 45 (17.86%) Big Data
24 41 (16.27%) WPF
24 41 (16.27%) DevOps
25 40 (15.87%) WCF
25 40 (15.87%) TDD
25 40 (15.87%) ASP.NET
26 39 (15.48%) PHP

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 32 (12.70%) Apache Spark
2 20 (7.94%) Apache Pig
3 19 (7.54%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (3.57%) Apache
4 9 (3.57%) Tomcat
5 8 (3.17%) WebSphere
6 7 (2.78%) Confluence
7 3 (1.19%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.79%) JBoss
8 2 (0.79%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.40%) Jetty
9 1 (0.40%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (0.79%) Chatbot
1 2 (0.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (5.16%) GitHub
3 5 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.19%) Amazon EMR
4 3 (1.19%) SaaS
5 1 (0.40%) Azure Machine Learning
5 1 (0.40%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.38%) HTTP
1 6 (2.38%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.59%) Broadband
3 3 (1.19%) Internet
4 2 (0.79%) iBeacon
4 2 (0.79%) NFC
5 1 (0.40%) Firewall
5 1 (0.40%) RS-232
5 1 (0.40%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (21.43%) MySQL
2 45 (17.86%) Big Data
3 35 (13.89%) NoSQL
4 31 (12.30%) SQL Server
5 28 (11.11%) Hadoop
6 21 (8.33%) Relational Database
7 20 (7.94%) Apache Hive
8 19 (7.54%) MongoDB
9 17 (6.75%) RDBMS
10 4 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (1.19%) Amazon Redshift
11 3 (1.19%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (0.40%) Azure SQL Database
12 1 (0.40%) Couchbase
12 1 (0.40%) Neo4j
12 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.40%) OrientDB
12 1 (0.40%) Redis
12 1 (0.40%) Riak
12 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 55 (21.83%) Git (software)
2 31 (12.30%) Subversion
3 28 (11.11%) Visual Studio
4 24 (9.52%) MSTest
4 24 (9.52%) NUnit
5 23 (9.13%) Mercurial
6 20 (7.94%) Jenkins
7 15 (5.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 11 (4.37%) JIRA
9 10 (3.97%) Eclipse
9 10 (3.97%) JUnit
10 9 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (3.17%) Bitbucket
11 8 (3.17%) Maven
12 6 (2.38%) EasyMock
12 6 (2.38%) GoCD
12 6 (2.38%) Hudson
12 6 (2.38%) MSBuild
12 6 (2.38%) Octopus Deploy
12 6 (2.38%) TeamCity
General
1 28 (11.11%) Finance
2 19 (7.54%) Games
3 14 (5.56%) Retail
4 12 (4.76%) Military
5 10 (3.97%) Electronics
6 6 (2.38%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.98%) Legal
8 4 (1.59%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.19%) Automotive
10 2 (0.79%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.40%) Advertising
11 1 (0.40%) Banking
11 1 (0.40%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (42.06%) HTML
2 72 (28.57%) CSS
3 69 (27.38%) .NET
4 64 (25.40%) jQuery
5 52 (20.63%) Web Services
6 48 (19.05%) XML
7 46 (18.25%) AngularJS
8 41 (16.27%) WPF
9 40 (15.87%) ASP.NET
9 40 (15.87%) WCF
10 38 (15.08%) HTML5
11 35 (13.89%) Spring
12 34 (13.49%) SOAP
13 33 (13.10%) Node.js
14 32 (12.70%) XSLT
15 29 (11.51%) RESTful
16 27 (10.71%) Java EE
17 24 (9.52%) LINQ
17 24 (9.52%) Silverlight
17 24 (9.52%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 30 (11.90%) Algorithms
2 23 (9.13%) Data Structures
3 18 (7.14%) Computer Science
4 12 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (3.97%) PKI
6 9 (3.57%) Animation
6 9 (3.57%) Cyberthreat
7 6 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (2.38%) Cybercrime
7 6 (2.38%) Wiki
8 5 (1.98%) User Experience
9 4 (1.59%) Device Driver
9 4 (1.59%) Xbox
10 3 (1.19%) Cyber Attack
11 2 (0.79%) Arduino
11 2 (0.79%) Embedded Systems
11 2 (0.79%) Internet of Things
11 2 (0.79%) Raspberry Pi
11 2 (0.79%) Smart Meter
12 1 (0.40%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 52 (20.63%) Linux
2 27 (10.71%) Windows
3 16 (6.35%) Windows XP
4 11 (4.37%) Embedded Linux
4 11 (4.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.59%) CentOS
6 3 (1.19%) Android
6 3 (1.19%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.79%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.40%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.40%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.40%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.40%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 248 (98.41%) Software Engineering
2 145 (57.54%) Agile Software Development
3 96 (38.10%) OO
4 92 (36.51%) Continuous Integration
5 66 (26.19%) Scrum
6 41 (16.27%) DevOps
7 40 (15.87%) TDD
8 39 (15.48%) Open Source
9 36 (14.29%) SDLC
10 31 (12.30%) UML
11 30 (11.90%) Analytics
12 29 (11.51%) MVVM
12 29 (11.51%) Service Delivery
13 28 (11.11%) Automated Testing
13 28 (11.11%) MVC
14 26 (10.32%) RUP
15 25 (9.92%) DSDM
15 25 (9.92%) Use Case
16 24 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
17 23 (9.13%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 147 (58.33%) Java
2 102 (40.48%) C#
3 100 (39.68%) C++
4 86 (34.13%) JavaScript
5 81 (32.14%) SQL
6 57 (22.62%) C
7 51 (20.24%) Python
8 39 (15.48%) PHP
9 34 (13.49%) Ruby
10 29 (11.51%) Perl
11 26 (10.32%) Embedded C
11 26 (10.32%) PL/SQL
12 24 (9.52%) T-SQL
13 15 (5.95%) Embedded C++
14 13 (5.16%) VB
15 12 (4.76%) Go
15 12 (4.76%) VB6
16 11 (4.37%) Scala
17 7 (2.78%) Clojure
17 7 (2.78%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 76 (30.16%) Degree
2 28 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 23 (9.13%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.40%) CCNA
4 1 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.40%) CISSP
4 1 (0.40%) GIAC
4 1 (0.40%) HND
4 1 (0.40%) Linux+ Certification
4 1 (0.40%) MCSE
4 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.40%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (0.40%) PhD
4 1 (0.40%) SANS
4 1 (0.40%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.19%) QA
System Software
1 20 (7.94%) Firmware
2 16 (6.35%) Hyper-V
2 16 (6.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (5.16%) Docker
4 1 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (4.76%) Puppet
2 11 (4.37%) Ansible
3 8 (3.17%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (2.38%) Terraform
5 1 (0.40%) Kibana
5 1 (0.40%) logstash
5 1 (0.40%) Salt
Vendors
1 23 (9.13%) VMware
2 19 (7.54%) Microsoft
3 18 (7.14%) Oracle
4 11 (4.37%) Red Hat
5 7 (2.78%) Google
6 2 (0.79%) Apple
6 2 (0.79%) Intel Security
6 2 (0.79%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.40%) DevExpress
7 1 (0.40%) Freescale
7 1 (0.40%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.40%) Wonderware
7 1 (0.40%) Xilinx
7 1 (0.40%) Zend
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