Period
to 25 September 2021

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

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
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 39 43 37
Rank change year-on-year +4 -6 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 320 147 456
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 5.90% 5.67% 6.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.37% 5.90% 7.16%
Number of salaries quoted 214 142 250
10th Percentile £39,825 £41,375 £26,250
25th Percentile £46,250 £44,063 £37,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £48,000
Median % change year-on-year - +14.58% +6.67%
75th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £60,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £65,000 £67,500
North West median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +10.53% +5.56%

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 5,020 2,492 6,371
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.57% 96.10% 96.20%
Number of salaries quoted 3,914 2,190 5,126
10th Percentile £31,250 £33,000 £26,250
25th Percentile £40,000 £41,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £51,375 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.19% +14.17% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £58,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £71,250 £70,000
North West median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +2.27%

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 25 September 2021.

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 25 September 2021. 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
Bolton - 22 £57,500 - 1
Salford +4 12 - - 4
Cheadle - 8 £41,250 -
Oldham - 5 £40,500 - 7
Wigan -7 4 £56,250 +2.27% 1
Rochdale - 1 £45,000 - 4
Software Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 2021, 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.

1 317 (99.06%) Software Engineering
2 194 (60.63%) Agile Software Development
3 136 (42.50%) Java
4 132 (41.25%) C#
5 122 (38.13%) React
6 119 (37.19%) JavaScript
7 116 (36.25%) AWS
8 110 (34.38%) TDD
9 108 (33.75%) C++
10 106 (33.13%) DevOps
11 98 (30.63%) Python
12 94 (29.38%) Azure
13 84 (26.25%) .NET
14 73 (22.81%) OO
15 71 (22.19%) Scrum
16 69 (21.56%) Mentoring
16 69 (21.56%) Node.js
17 68 (21.25%) TypeScript
18 67 (20.94%) Microservices
19 66 (20.63%) C
20 65 (20.31%) Git (software)
21 63 (19.69%) Problem-Solving
22 60 (18.75%) SQL
23 58 (18.13%) Docker
24 53 (16.56%) AngularJS
25 52 (16.25%) Test Automation
26 51 (15.94%) Kubernetes
27 50 (15.63%) OOP
27 50 (15.63%) PostgreSQL
28 47 (14.69%) Scala

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 25 (7.81%) Elasticsearch
2 19 (5.94%) nginx
3 14 (4.38%) Confluence
4 5 (1.56%) IIS
5 1 (0.31%) CICS
5 1 (0.31%) CMS
5 1 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.31%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 2 (0.63%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.31%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.31%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 116 (36.25%) AWS
2 94 (29.38%) Azure
3 43 (13.44%) GCP
4 34 (10.63%) Serverless
5 29 (9.06%) GitHub
6 27 (8.44%) AWS CloudFormation
7 13 (4.06%) Amazon SQS
8 12 (3.75%) AWS Lambda
9 6 (1.88%) Azure Service Bus
9 6 (1.88%) SaaS
10 5 (1.56%) GitHub Actions
11 4 (1.25%) Amazon ECS
11 4 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (1.25%) Firebase
11 4 (1.25%) IaaS
12 3 (0.94%) Azure Functions
13 2 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.63%) Azure Service Fabric
13 2 (0.63%) OpenShift
14 1 (0.31%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 22 (6.88%) Ethernet
1 22 (6.88%) Modbus
1 22 (6.88%) RS-422
2 15 (4.69%) Internet
3 2 (0.63%) RFID
4 1 (0.31%) HTTP
4 1 (0.31%) LAN
4 1 (0.31%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (15.63%) PostgreSQL
2 43 (13.44%) SQL Server
3 39 (12.19%) Redis
4 29 (9.06%) MongoDB
4 29 (9.06%) NoSQL
5 15 (4.69%) MySQL
6 13 (4.06%) Big Data
7 10 (3.13%) Amazon RDS
7 10 (3.13%) Relational Database
8 9 (2.81%) Amazon Aurora
9 5 (1.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 5 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.63%) GIS
11 1 (0.31%) Amazon Redshift
11 1 (0.31%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.31%) BigQuery
11 1 (0.31%) Blockchain
11 1 (0.31%) Couchbase
11 1 (0.31%) Geospatial Data
11 1 (0.31%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 65 (20.31%) Git (software)
2 45 (14.06%) Jenkins
3 25 (7.81%) Subversion
4 23 (7.19%) Mercurial
5 17 (5.31%) JIRA
5 17 (5.31%) Visual Studio
6 11 (3.44%) Selenium
7 10 (3.13%) GitLab
8 8 (2.50%) Appium
9 6 (1.88%) Katalon Studio
9 6 (1.88%) Postman
9 6 (1.88%) SoapUI
9 6 (1.88%) SpecFlow
9 6 (1.88%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.94%) Gradle
10 3 (0.94%) JUnit
10 3 (0.94%) MSTest
10 3 (0.94%) NUnit
10 3 (0.94%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (0.94%) webpack
General
1 45 (14.06%) Social Skills
2 25 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (7.50%) Manufacturing
4 22 (6.88%) Finance
5 21 (6.56%) French Language
6 16 (5.00%) Legal
7 15 (4.69%) Organisational Skills
7 15 (4.69%) Retail
8 12 (3.75%) Marketing
9 10 (3.13%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 5 (1.56%) Electronics
11 4 (1.25%) Banking
11 4 (1.25%) Games
11 4 (1.25%) Public Sector
12 3 (0.94%) Presentation Skills
12 3 (0.94%) Retail Finance
12 3 (0.94%) Wearables
13 2 (0.63%) Law
14 1 (0.31%) Automotive
14 1 (0.31%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (38.13%) React
2 84 (26.25%) .NET
3 69 (21.56%) Node.js
4 53 (16.56%) AngularJS
5 41 (12.81%) RabbitMQ
6 40 (12.50%) Web Services
7 31 (9.69%) Kafka
7 31 (9.69%) Vue.js
8 30 (9.38%) .NET Core
9 25 (7.81%) CSS
9 25 (7.81%) HTML
10 23 (7.19%) RESTful
11 20 (6.25%) .NET Framework
11 20 (6.25%) ASP.NET
12 14 (4.38%) Blazor
12 14 (4.38%) SOAP
12 14 (4.38%) Spring
13 13 (4.06%) Apache NiFi
13 13 (4.06%) HTML5
14 11 (3.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.75%) User Experience
2 24 (7.50%) BBC
3 14 (4.38%) Enterprise Software
3 14 (4.38%) Greenfield Project
4 13 (4.06%) Cyberattack
5 10 (3.13%) Mobile App
6 7 (2.19%) Cloud Native
7 6 (1.88%) FMCG
8 4 (1.25%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.94%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.94%) Legacy Code
9 3 (0.94%) Private Cloud
9 3 (0.94%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.63%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.63%) Life Science
10 2 (0.63%) NHS
10 2 (0.63%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.31%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.31%) Device Driver
11 1 (0.31%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 34 (10.63%) Linux
2 27 (8.44%) Android
3 24 (7.50%) Apple iOS
4 14 (4.38%) Unix
5 13 (4.06%) CentOS
5 13 (4.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (2.81%) Windows
7 1 (0.31%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 317 (99.06%) Software Engineering
2 194 (60.63%) Agile Software Development
3 110 (34.38%) TDD
4 106 (33.13%) DevOps
5 73 (22.81%) OO
6 71 (22.19%) Scrum
7 69 (21.56%) Mentoring
8 67 (20.94%) Microservices
9 63 (19.69%) Problem-Solving
10 52 (16.25%) Test Automation
11 50 (15.63%) OOP
12 43 (13.44%) SOLID
13 41 (12.81%) Continuous Integration
13 41 (12.81%) Software Testing
14 37 (11.56%) Continuous Improvement
15 36 (11.25%) Full Stack Development
16 34 (10.63%) Computer Science
16 34 (10.63%) Unit Testing
17 26 (8.13%) Machine Learning
18 25 (7.81%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 136 (42.50%) Java
2 132 (41.25%) C#
3 119 (37.19%) JavaScript
4 108 (33.75%) C++
5 98 (30.63%) Python
6 68 (21.25%) TypeScript
7 66 (20.63%) C
8 60 (18.75%) SQL
9 47 (14.69%) Scala
10 46 (14.38%) Kotlin
11 33 (10.31%) Ruby
12 32 (10.00%) Go
13 13 (4.06%) Apple Swift
14 6 (1.88%) Objective-C
15 5 (1.56%) ES6
16 4 (1.25%) PHP
16 4 (1.25%) PowerShell
17 3 (0.94%) Embedded C++
17 3 (0.94%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (9.06%) Degree
2 22 (6.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (5.63%) SC Cleared
3 18 (5.63%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.25%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.94%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.63%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.13%) QA
2 6 (1.88%) Accessibility
3 4 (1.25%) SLA
4 1 (0.31%) DICOM
System Software
1 58 (18.13%) Docker
2 1 (0.31%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 51 (15.94%) Kubernetes
2 40 (12.50%) Terraform
3 35 (10.94%) Ansible
4 2 (0.63%) Istio
4 2 (0.63%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.31%) Consul
5 1 (0.31%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.31%) Grafana
5 1 (0.31%) Rancher
Vendors
1 21 (6.56%) Instagram
2 20 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 13 (4.06%) Red Hat
4 6 (1.88%) Xamarin
5 3 (0.94%) Google
6 2 (0.63%) Cisco
7 1 (0.31%) IBM
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle
7 1 (0.31%) Perforce
7 1 (0.31%) SAP
7 1 (0.31%) Sitecore