Period
to 20 June 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 20 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 76 95
Rank change year-on-year +22 +19 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 381 312 208
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 5.38% 3.88% 3.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.56% 3.99% 3.11%
Number of salaries quoted 311 237 164
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £35,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £55,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 6,852 7,826 6,687
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.78% 97.41% 97.91%
Number of salaries quoted 5,756 6,613 5,663
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,250 £26,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £63,750
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 20 June 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 June 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
Stockport +1 12 £42,500 - 2
Oldham +21 4 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Altrincham +12 4 - - 6
Cheadle 0 3 £35,500 -11.25% 1
Bury -3 2 £50,000 +2.56%
Salford -3 2 £36,250 -19.44% 2
Software Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 20 June 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.

1 364 (95.54%) Software Engineering
2 257 (67.45%) Agile Software Development
3 206 (54.07%) Java
4 150 (39.37%) TDD
5 146 (38.32%) C#
6 137 (35.96%) JavaScript
7 135 (35.43%) Scrum
8 112 (29.40%) .NET
9 111 (29.13%) Continuous Integration
10 109 (28.61%) BDD
11 97 (25.46%) Spring
12 85 (22.31%) Greenfield Project
13 84 (22.05%) Test Automation
14 83 (21.78%) AngularJS
15 76 (19.95%) SQL
15 76 (19.95%) Git (software)
16 74 (19.42%) DevOps
16 74 (19.42%) C
16 74 (19.42%) HTML
16 74 (19.42%) OO
17 73 (19.16%) CSS
17 73 (19.16%) Amazon AWS
18 71 (18.64%) React
19 70 (18.37%) MVC
20 69 (18.11%) Finance
20 69 (18.11%) C++
21 67 (17.59%) E-Commerce
22 65 (17.06%) ASP.NET
23 63 (16.54%) Python
23 63 (16.54%) Microservices

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 (4.20%) Tomcat
2 12 (3.15%) CMS
2 12 (3.15%) Confluence
3 10 (2.62%) Apache Solr
4 6 (1.57%) Cloud Foundry
5 5 (1.31%) Apache
5 5 (1.31%) Apache Pig
6 4 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.79%) JBoss
8 2 (0.52%) nginx
9 1 (0.26%) Amazon Alexa
9 1 (0.26%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.26%) IIS
9 1 (0.26%) Tornado
Applications
1 4 (1.05%) SOLIDWORKS
2 1 (0.26%) Maya
2 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.26%) S-PLUS
Cloud Services
1 73 (19.16%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (7.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (3.94%) GitHub
3 15 (3.94%) SaaS
4 11 (2.89%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.31%) IaaS
6 4 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (1.05%) OpenShift
7 3 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.79%) Google App Engine
8 2 (0.52%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.52%) G Suite
8 2 (0.52%) Office 365
9 1 (0.26%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.26%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.26%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.57%) HTTP
1 6 (1.57%) TCP/IP
2 5 (1.31%) Firewall
2 5 (1.31%) SSL
3 4 (1.05%) Bluetooth
4 3 (0.79%) RFID
5 2 (0.52%) Broadband
5 2 (0.52%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.26%) Internet
6 1 (0.26%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (13.91%) SQL Server
2 40 (10.50%) Big Data
3 32 (8.40%) MySQL
4 23 (6.04%) MongoDB
5 22 (5.77%) NoSQL
6 17 (4.46%) Hadoop
7 9 (2.36%) Amazon Redshift
7 9 (2.36%) Apache Cassandra
7 9 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
7 9 (2.36%) Redis
8 8 (2.10%) Relational Database
9 6 (1.57%) Apache Hive
9 6 (1.57%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (1.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (0.52%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.26%) Apache Accumulo
12 1 (0.26%) HBase
12 1 (0.26%) Pentaho
12 1 (0.26%) RavenDB
12 1 (0.26%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 76 (19.95%) Git (software)
2 58 (15.22%) Selenium
3 53 (13.91%) Jenkins
4 49 (12.86%) NUnit
5 43 (11.29%) JIRA
6 36 (9.45%) Maven
7 34 (8.92%) Subversion
8 33 (8.66%) TeamCity
9 32 (8.40%) JUnit
10 27 (7.09%) WebDriver
11 26 (6.82%) MSTest
12 19 (4.99%) Jasmine
13 16 (4.20%) SoapUI
14 15 (3.94%) Robot Framework
15 14 (3.67%) Gradle
15 14 (3.67%) Mercurial
15 14 (3.67%) Visual Studio
16 13 (3.41%) Bitbucket
16 13 (3.41%) SonarQube
17 12 (3.15%) Protractor
General
1 69 (18.11%) Finance
2 25 (6.56%) Retail
3 20 (5.25%) Military
4 16 (4.20%) Manufacturing
5 15 (3.94%) Electronics
6 14 (3.67%) Advertising
7 10 (2.62%) Marketing
7 10 (2.62%) Telecoms
8 9 (2.36%) Games
9 7 (1.84%) Automotive
10 3 (0.79%) German Language
11 2 (0.52%) French Language
11 2 (0.52%) Japanese Language
11 2 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.26%) Law
12 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (29.40%) .NET
2 97 (25.46%) Spring
3 83 (21.78%) AngularJS
4 74 (19.42%) HTML
5 73 (19.16%) CSS
6 71 (18.64%) React
7 65 (17.06%) ASP.NET
8 46 (12.07%) Node.js
9 45 (11.81%) RESTful
10 37 (9.71%) Spring Boot
11 36 (9.45%) Web Services
12 34 (8.92%) Hibernate
12 34 (8.92%) WCF
13 33 (8.66%) ASP.NET MVC
13 33 (8.66%) XML
14 30 (7.87%) SOAP
15 29 (7.61%) REST
16 27 (7.09%) JSON
17 26 (6.82%) ASP.NET Web API
17 26 (6.82%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 85 (22.31%) Greenfield Project
2 25 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (5.51%) Computer Science
4 18 (4.72%) Algorithms
5 15 (3.94%) Data Structures
6 11 (2.89%) Xbox
7 6 (1.57%) User Experience
7 6 (1.57%) Wiki
8 4 (1.05%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 4 (1.05%) NHS
8 4 (1.05%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (0.79%) Cloud Native
9 3 (0.79%) Life Science
9 3 (0.79%) Robotics
10 2 (0.52%) Animation
10 2 (0.52%) Device Driver
10 2 (0.52%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.52%) Verilog
10 2 (0.52%) VHDL
11 1 (0.26%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 42 (11.02%) Linux
2 25 (6.56%) Windows
3 10 (2.62%) Android
4 7 (1.84%) Embedded Linux
5 6 (1.57%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.31%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.79%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.52%) CentOS
8 2 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.52%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.26%) Unix
9 1 (0.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 364 (95.54%) Software Engineering
2 257 (67.45%) Agile Software Development
3 150 (39.37%) TDD
4 135 (35.43%) Scrum
5 111 (29.13%) Continuous Integration
6 109 (28.61%) BDD
7 84 (22.05%) Test Automation
8 74 (19.42%) DevOps
8 74 (19.42%) OO
9 70 (18.37%) MVC
10 67 (17.59%) E-Commerce
11 63 (16.54%) Microservices
12 56 (14.70%) Mentoring
13 54 (14.17%) Kanban
14 53 (13.91%) Continuous Delivery
14 53 (13.91%) SOLID
15 47 (12.34%) SDLC
16 46 (12.07%) Open Source
17 42 (11.02%) Software Delivery
18 40 (10.50%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 206 (54.07%) Java
2 146 (38.32%) C#
3 137 (35.96%) JavaScript
4 76 (19.95%) SQL
5 74 (19.42%) C
6 69 (18.11%) C++
7 63 (16.54%) Python
8 55 (14.44%) Java 8
9 46 (12.07%) PHP
10 28 (7.35%) Ruby
11 25 (6.56%) T-SQL
12 24 (6.30%) TypeScript
13 16 (4.20%) Go
13 16 (4.20%) PL/SQL
14 15 (3.94%) Java 9
15 14 (3.67%) Bash Shell
16 10 (2.62%) Scala
17 6 (1.57%) Embedded C
17 6 (1.57%) PowerShell
17 6 (1.57%) R
Qualifications
1 46 (12.07%) Security Cleared
2 38 (9.97%) Degree
3 27 (7.09%) DV Cleared
4 19 (4.99%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.57%) Numerate Degree
5 6 (1.57%) PhD
6 5 (1.31%) CCNA
6 5 (1.31%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.31%) CISSP
6 5 (1.31%) CompTIA Security+
6 5 (1.31%) GIAC
6 5 (1.31%) Linux+ Certification
6 5 (1.31%) MCSE
6 5 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.31%) Network+ Certification
6 5 (1.31%) SANS
6 5 (1.31%) SSCP
7 4 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.79%) HNC
8 3 (0.79%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.99%) QA
2 4 (1.05%) ISO 13485
3 1 (0.26%) ISO 15765
3 1 (0.26%) MISRA
System Software
1 52 (13.65%) Docker
2 5 (1.31%) Firmware
2 5 (1.31%) vSphere
3 1 (0.26%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.26%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 28 (7.35%) Puppet
2 22 (5.77%) Kubernetes
2 22 (5.77%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (2.89%) Salt
4 10 (2.62%) Ansible
5 5 (1.31%) Kibana
6 4 (1.05%) Prometheus
7 2 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.52%) Terraform
Vendors
1 39 (10.24%) Microsoft
2 18 (4.72%) Oracle
3 10 (2.62%) SAP
4 8 (2.10%) Google
5 7 (1.84%) WorldPay
6 4 (1.05%) Aquila
6 4 (1.05%) Capita
6 4 (1.05%) HP
6 4 (1.05%) Remedy
6 4 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (1.05%) Siemens
7 3 (0.79%) Apple
7 3 (0.79%) Atlassian
7 3 (0.79%) Facebook
8 2 (0.52%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.52%) Xilinx
9 1 (0.26%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.26%) hybris
9 1 (0.26%) Informatica
9 1 (0.26%) Talend