Period
to 18 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 18 November 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 79 100
Rank change year-on-year +14 +21 +26
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 334 318 229
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 4.62% 4.02% 3.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.80% 4.13% 3.15%
Number of salaries quoted 250 225 195
Manchester median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +20.48% +3.75%
10th Percentile £30,456 £29,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £57,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +8.43% +6.41%

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 6,965 7,707 7,269
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.37% 97.38% 97.45%
Number of salaries quoted 5,821 6,403 6,253
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £65,000 £62,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +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 18 November 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 18 November 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 +3 15 £32,062 -8.39% 1
Oldham +5 6 £43,750 - 3
Stockport +8 5 £51,250 +32.26% 5
Bury 0 3 £50,000 -
Cheadle +2 1 £35,500 +18.33% 1
Altrincham -14 1 £56,000 +24.44% 2
Software Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 322 (96.41%) Software Engineering
2 202 (60.48%) Agile Software Development
3 167 (50.00%) Java
4 101 (30.24%) JavaScript
5 99 (29.64%) C#
6 96 (28.74%) TDD
7 95 (28.44%) DevOps
8 93 (27.84%) Continuous Integration
9 84 (25.15%) C++
10 81 (24.25%) Spring
11 76 (22.75%) .NET
11 76 (22.75%) Test Automation
12 71 (21.26%) Amazon AWS
13 67 (20.06%) Scrum
14 66 (19.76%) Greenfield Project
15 64 (19.16%) BDD
16 63 (18.86%) Finance
16 63 (18.86%) HTML
16 63 (18.86%) Python
16 63 (18.86%) OO
17 61 (18.26%) Open Source
18 57 (17.07%) CSS
19 56 (16.77%) C
20 55 (16.47%) SQL
21 54 (16.17%) Java 8
22 53 (15.87%) Git (software)
23 52 (15.57%) Linux
24 51 (15.27%) Degree
24 51 (15.27%) Docker
25 48 (14.37%) Continuous Delivery

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 12 (3.59%) Apache
2 10 (2.99%) nginx
3 9 (2.69%) Cloud Foundry
4 8 (2.40%) Apache Pig
4 8 (2.40%) Confluence
4 8 (2.40%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (1.80%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.50%) Apache Solr
7 3 (0.90%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.60%) CMS
8 2 (0.60%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.60%) WildFly
9 1 (0.30%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.30%) Sitefinity
9 1 (0.30%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (1.20%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (0.90%) SOLIDWORKS
3 1 (0.30%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.30%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 71 (21.26%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (10.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (3.89%) GitHub
3 13 (3.89%) Google Cloud Platform
4 11 (3.29%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (1.80%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (1.80%) SaaS
6 5 (1.50%) Amazon S3
6 5 (1.50%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (1.20%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 2 (0.60%) Serverless
9 1 (0.30%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.30%) Amazon SageMaker
9 1 (0.30%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.30%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.30%) npm
9 1 (0.30%) PaaS
9 1 (0.30%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 22 (6.59%) RS-232
2 13 (3.89%) HTTP
3 11 (3.29%) TCP/IP
4 10 (2.99%) RS-485
5 7 (2.10%) Firewall
5 7 (2.10%) SSL
6 5 (1.50%) Bluetooth
6 5 (1.50%) RFID
7 3 (0.90%) Wireless
8 2 (0.60%) AMQP
8 2 (0.60%) Broadband
9 1 (0.30%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (11.68%) Big Data
2 36 (10.78%) NoSQL
3 34 (10.18%) MySQL
4 28 (8.38%) SQL Server
5 18 (5.39%) Hadoop
5 18 (5.39%) MongoDB
6 13 (3.89%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (3.29%) Apache Cassandra
8 10 (2.99%) Apache Hive
8 10 (2.99%) Redis
9 9 (2.69%) Amazon Redshift
10 3 (0.90%) Neo4j
11 2 (0.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (0.60%) Couchbase
11 2 (0.60%) HBase
11 2 (0.60%) Riak
12 1 (0.30%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.30%) GIS
12 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.30%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 53 (15.87%) Git (software)
2 40 (11.98%) Selenium
3 34 (10.18%) Jenkins
4 33 (9.88%) JIRA
5 32 (9.58%) Maven
6 22 (6.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 21 (6.29%) Bitbucket
7 21 (6.29%) Gradle
7 21 (6.29%) JUnit
8 17 (5.09%) MSTest
8 17 (5.09%) NUnit
8 17 (5.09%) WebDriver
9 16 (4.79%) Subversion
10 15 (4.49%) Robot Framework
11 11 (3.29%) Jasmine
11 11 (3.29%) SonarQube
12 10 (2.99%) EasyMock
12 10 (2.99%) SoapUI
12 10 (2.99%) TeamCity
13 8 (2.40%) Visual Studio
General
1 63 (18.86%) Finance
2 38 (11.38%) Electronics
3 28 (8.38%) Manufacturing
4 24 (7.19%) Games
5 21 (6.29%) Marketing
6 19 (5.69%) Telecoms
7 18 (5.39%) Military
7 18 (5.39%) Retail
8 11 (3.29%) Banking
9 9 (2.69%) Advertising
10 7 (2.10%) Law
11 5 (1.50%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.90%) Automotive
13 1 (0.30%) German Language
13 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.30%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (24.25%) Spring
2 76 (22.75%) .NET
3 63 (18.86%) HTML
4 57 (17.07%) CSS
5 45 (13.47%) AngularJS
6 43 (12.87%) Web Services
7 41 (12.28%) ASP.NET
7 41 (12.28%) React
8 38 (11.38%) Node.js
8 38 (11.38%) RESTful
9 28 (8.38%) Hibernate
9 28 (8.38%) SOAP
10 27 (8.08%) HTML5
11 22 (6.59%) jQuery
12 20 (5.99%) XML
13 19 (5.69%) Java EE
13 19 (5.69%) Spring Boot
14 17 (5.09%) WCF
15 16 (4.79%) .NET Framework
15 16 (4.79%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 66 (19.76%) Greenfield Project
2 34 (10.18%) Computer Science
3 20 (5.99%) Cloud Native
4 16 (4.79%) Algorithms
5 14 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (2.40%) Data Structures
6 8 (2.40%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.40%) Wiki
7 7 (2.10%) User Experience
8 5 (1.50%) Acoustics
8 5 (1.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 5 (1.50%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (0.90%) Fintech
10 3 (0.90%) Life Science
11 2 (0.60%) Web 2.0
12 1 (0.30%) Arduino
12 1 (0.30%) CUDA
12 1 (0.30%) Embedded Systems
12 1 (0.30%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 52 (15.57%) Linux
2 39 (11.68%) Windows
3 19 (5.69%) Android
4 15 (4.49%) Apple iOS
5 10 (2.99%) Ubuntu
6 9 (2.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (2.40%) CentOS
8 7 (2.10%) Embedded Linux
8 7 (2.10%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.60%) FreeRTOS
9 2 (0.60%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.30%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 322 (96.41%) Software Engineering
2 202 (60.48%) Agile Software Development
3 96 (28.74%) TDD
4 95 (28.44%) DevOps
5 93 (27.84%) Continuous Integration
6 76 (22.75%) Test Automation
7 67 (20.06%) Scrum
8 64 (19.16%) BDD
9 63 (18.86%) OO
10 61 (18.26%) Open Source
11 48 (14.37%) Continuous Delivery
12 41 (12.28%) Multithreading
13 37 (11.08%) Microservices
14 36 (10.78%) SDLC
15 35 (10.48%) E-Commerce
15 35 (10.48%) Kanban
15 35 (10.48%) MVC
16 32 (9.58%) Mentoring
17 27 (8.08%) Multithreaded Programming
18 26 (7.78%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 167 (50.00%) Java
2 101 (30.24%) JavaScript
3 99 (29.64%) C#
4 84 (25.15%) C++
5 63 (18.86%) Python
6 56 (16.77%) C
7 55 (16.47%) SQL
8 54 (16.17%) Java 8
9 39 (11.68%) PHP
10 18 (5.39%) Bash Shell
11 16 (4.79%) T-SQL
12 15 (4.49%) Go
13 14 (4.19%) Ruby
14 11 (3.29%) TypeScript
15 10 (2.99%) Embedded C
15 10 (2.99%) Java 9
15 10 (2.99%) Objective-C
15 10 (2.99%) PL/SQL
16 8 (2.40%) Scala
17 7 (2.10%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 51 (15.27%) Degree
2 25 (7.49%) Computer Science Degree
3 21 (6.29%) Security Cleared
4 16 (4.79%) DV Cleared
5 7 (2.10%) CCNA
5 7 (2.10%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (2.10%) CISSP
5 7 (2.10%) CompTIA Security+
5 7 (2.10%) GIAC
5 7 (2.10%) Linux+ Certification
5 7 (2.10%) MCSE
5 7 (2.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (2.10%) Network+ Certification
5 7 (2.10%) SANS
5 7 (2.10%) SSCP
6 6 (1.80%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.20%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.60%) PhD
9 1 (0.30%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.29%) QA
2 5 (1.50%) GDPR
3 3 (0.90%) ISO 13485
4 1 (0.30%) ISO 15765
System Software
1 51 (15.27%) Docker
2 7 (2.10%) vSphere
3 5 (1.50%) Firmware
4 3 (0.90%) HDFS
5 1 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 23 (6.89%) Kubernetes
1 23 (6.89%) Puppet
1 23 (6.89%) Terraform
2 21 (6.29%) Ansible
3 15 (4.49%) Salt
4 12 (3.59%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (1.50%) Packer
6 1 (0.30%) Consul
6 1 (0.30%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.30%) Kibana
6 1 (0.30%) Oozie
Vendors
1 22 (6.59%) Microsoft
2 19 (5.69%) SAP
3 12 (3.59%) Google
4 8 (2.40%) Red Hat
5 5 (1.50%) ServiceNow
6 4 (1.20%) Intapp
6 4 (1.20%) Oracle
6 4 (1.20%) WorldPay
7 3 (0.90%) Atlassian
7 3 (0.90%) Twitter
8 2 (0.60%) EMC
8 2 (0.60%) Freescale
8 2 (0.60%) IBM
8 2 (0.60%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.30%) Apple
9 1 (0.30%) HP
9 1 (0.30%) hybris
9 1 (0.30%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.30%) Siemens
9 1 (0.30%) Sitecore