Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
North West > Manchester
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 24 44
Rank change year-on-year -4 +20 +21
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 713 607 412
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 8.92% 8.13% 5.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.79% 8.91% 6.11%
Number of salaries quoted 549 532 377
Manchester median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £61,500 £59,950 £55,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +4.58%

Software Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Manchester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 7286 6809 6739
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 91.12% 91.15% 90.97%
Number of salaries quoted 6027 5837 5594
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,000 £63,750 £60,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Manchester

Software Engineering
Salary Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Manchester.

Salary trend for Software Engineering in Manchester

Software Engineering
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Manchester over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Engineering in Manchester

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 -10 41 £43,250 -8.95% 1
Bolton -5 10 £40,000 -5.88%
Cheadle -8 10 £37,500 -21.05%
Salford +4 8 £35,000 -26.32% 1
Altrincham -11 6 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Oldham +8 4 - - 1
Bury +7 3 £35,000 +3.70%
Sale - 3 £45,000 -
Rochdale +7 1 £55,000 - 1
Wigan - 1 - -
Software Engineering
North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 488 (68.44%) Agile Software Development
2 312 (43.76%) JavaScript
3 310 (43.48%) Java
4 270 (37.87%) CSS
5 251 (35.20%) C#
6 237 (33.24%) HTML
6 237 (33.24%) .NET
7 236 (33.10%) Scrum
8 200 (28.05%) OO
9 184 (25.81%) SQL
10 183 (25.67%) MVC
11 173 (24.26%) Web Services
12 169 (23.70%) jQuery
13 161 (22.58%) Linux
14 153 (21.46%) DevOps
15 151 (21.18%) TDD
16 150 (21.04%) AngularJS
17 148 (20.76%) Degree
18 147 (20.62%) ASP.NET
19 146 (20.48%) Continuous Integration
20 145 (20.34%) Git (software)
21 133 (18.65%) Finance
22 120 (16.83%) HTML5
23 119 (16.69%) MySQL
24 118 (16.55%) C++
25 117 (16.41%) Spring
26 114 (15.99%) SQL Server
27 102 (14.31%) Amazon AWS
27 102 (14.31%) React
28 101 (14.17%) XML

Software Engineering
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 31 (4.35%) Apache Spark
2 28 (3.93%) Elasticsearch
3 25 (3.51%) Apache Solr
3 25 (3.51%) Tomcat
4 22 (3.09%) Apache
5 16 (2.24%) Confluence
6 12 (1.68%) JBoss
7 9 (1.26%) Apache Pig
8 8 (1.12%) CMS
8 8 (1.12%) OpenStack
9 6 (0.84%) nginx
10 5 (0.70%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.42%) GlassFish
11 3 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.42%) SharePoint
11 3 (0.42%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.28%) CICS
12 2 (0.28%) IIS
12 2 (0.28%) Jetty
13 1 (0.14%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (0.98%) SOLIDWORKS
2 5 (0.70%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (1.12%) Magento
2 4 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.56%) Shopify
3 3 (0.42%) Dynamics GP
3 3 (0.42%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.14%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 102 (14.31%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (6.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (4.21%) Google Cloud Platform
4 27 (3.79%) GitHub
5 18 (2.52%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (1.96%) Google App Engine
7 12 (1.68%) SaaS
8 10 (1.40%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 9 (1.26%) OpenShift
10 7 (0.98%) Serverless
11 4 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.56%) Amazon EMR
11 4 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (0.56%) npm
11 4 (0.56%) Route 53
12 3 (0.42%) Slack
13 2 (0.28%) Amazon ELB
13 2 (0.28%) IaaS
14 1 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
14 1 (0.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (4.63%) HTTP
2 13 (1.82%) Bluetooth
2 13 (1.82%) Internet
3 9 (1.26%) RS-232
4 7 (0.98%) Broadband
5 6 (0.84%) GPRS
5 6 (0.84%) NFC
5 6 (0.84%) RFID
5 6 (0.84%) UMTS
5 6 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (0.70%) SSL
7 3 (0.42%) Ethernet
7 3 (0.42%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.28%) AMQP
9 1 (0.14%) Firewall
9 1 (0.14%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (16.69%) MySQL
2 114 (15.99%) SQL Server
3 91 (12.76%) NoSQL
4 56 (7.85%) Big Data
5 53 (7.43%) Relational Database
6 51 (7.15%) Hadoop
6 51 (7.15%) MongoDB
7 28 (3.93%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (1.96%) Apache Hive
9 13 (1.82%) RDBMS
10 12 (1.68%) CouchDB
11 11 (1.54%) Redis
12 10 (1.40%) Apache Cassandra
12 10 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
13 8 (1.12%) Apache Accumulo
14 7 (0.98%) Riak
14 7 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 5 (0.70%) HBase
15 5 (0.70%) Impala
15 5 (0.70%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 145 (20.34%) Git (software)
2 67 (9.40%) Jenkins
3 60 (8.42%) NUnit
4 53 (7.43%) Subversion
5 44 (6.17%) JIRA
6 38 (5.33%) MSTest
7 33 (4.63%) JUnit
8 29 (4.07%) Vagrant
9 27 (3.79%) Selenium
10 21 (2.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 21 (2.95%) Cucumber
10 21 (2.95%) Maven
10 21 (2.95%) Mercurial
11 19 (2.66%) PHPUnit
11 19 (2.66%) TeamCity
12 18 (2.52%) Bitbucket
12 18 (2.52%) Eclipse
13 16 (2.24%) Visual Studio
14 14 (1.96%) Codeception
15 13 (1.82%) Gradle
General
1 133 (18.65%) Finance
2 49 (6.87%) Retail
3 36 (5.05%) Electronics
4 30 (4.21%) Manufacturing
4 30 (4.21%) Telecoms
5 27 (3.79%) Marketing
6 21 (2.95%) Automotive
7 16 (2.24%) Games
8 8 (1.12%) Aerospace
8 8 (1.12%) French Language
8 8 (1.12%) German Language
8 8 (1.12%) Japanese Language
9 7 (0.98%) Banking
10 6 (0.84%) Advertising
10 6 (0.84%) Back Office
11 4 (0.56%) Legal
11 4 (0.56%) Military
12 3 (0.42%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.42%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 320 (44.88%) Software Engineer
2 266 (37.31%) Developer
3 107 (15.01%) Java Engineer
4 96 (13.46%) Java Software Engineer
5 83 (11.64%) Senior Developer
6 81 (11.36%) Software Developer
7 77 (10.80%) .NET Developer
7 77 (10.80%) Senior Software Engineer
8 76 (10.66%) C# Developer
9 65 (9.12%) C# .NET Developer
9 65 (9.12%) C# Software Engineer
10 60 (8.42%) Java Developer
11 59 (8.27%) C# Software Developer
12 57 (7.99%) ASP.NET Developer
12 57 (7.99%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 55 (7.71%) .NET Software Developer
13 55 (7.71%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 54 (7.57%) .NET Software Engineer
15 38 (5.33%) Senior Software Developer
16 35 (4.91%) Lead Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 270 (37.87%) CSS
2 237 (33.24%) .NET
2 237 (33.24%) HTML
3 173 (24.26%) Web Services
4 169 (23.70%) jQuery
5 150 (21.04%) AngularJS
6 147 (20.62%) ASP.NET
7 120 (16.83%) HTML5
8 117 (16.41%) Spring
9 102 (14.31%) React
10 101 (14.17%) XML
11 99 (13.88%) Node.js
12 94 (13.18%) WCF
13 91 (12.76%) RESTful
14 81 (11.36%) ASP.NET MVC
15 72 (10.10%) CSS3
16 70 (9.82%) JSON
17 66 (9.26%) REST
18 61 (8.56%) WPF
19 57 (7.99%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 68 (9.54%) Computer Science
2 56 (7.85%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (4.49%) Mobile App
4 30 (4.21%) Greenfield Project
5 29 (4.07%) User Experience
6 28 (3.93%) Algorithms
6 28 (3.93%) Data Structures
7 15 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
8 14 (1.96%) Public Cloud
9 12 (1.68%) iPad
10 10 (1.40%) Data Centre
10 10 (1.40%) Wiki
11 9 (1.26%) PKI
12 8 (1.12%) Embedded Systems
13 7 (0.98%) Replication
14 6 (0.84%) CAN bus
14 6 (0.84%) Cyberthreat
15 5 (0.70%) Cloud Native
15 5 (0.70%) Fintech
15 5 (0.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 161 (22.58%) Linux
2 79 (11.08%) Windows
3 40 (5.61%) Unix
4 23 (3.23%) Android
5 16 (2.24%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (1.12%) Windows XP
7 7 (0.98%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.84%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.70%) CentOS
9 5 (0.70%) Debian
10 4 (0.56%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.42%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 3 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.14%) AIX
13 1 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.14%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 488 (68.44%) Agile Software Development
2 236 (33.10%) Scrum
3 200 (28.05%) OO
4 183 (25.67%) MVC
5 153 (21.46%) DevOps
6 151 (21.18%) TDD
7 146 (20.48%) Continuous Integration
8 92 (12.90%) E-Commerce
9 89 (12.48%) Mentoring
9 89 (12.48%) Test Automation
10 87 (12.20%) Web Development
11 72 (10.10%) BDD
12 66 (9.26%) OOP
13 61 (8.56%) Open Source
13 61 (8.56%) SDLC
14 58 (8.13%) Front End Development
15 57 (7.99%) Analytics
16 54 (7.57%) Kanban
17 52 (7.29%) Microservices
18 50 (7.01%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 312 (43.76%) JavaScript
2 310 (43.48%) Java
3 251 (35.20%) C#
4 184 (25.81%) SQL
5 118 (16.55%) C++
6 99 (13.88%) Python
7 95 (13.32%) C
8 88 (12.34%) PHP
9 85 (11.92%) Ruby
10 44 (6.17%) T-SQL
11 41 (5.75%) Go
11 41 (5.75%) PL/SQL
12 37 (5.19%) Scala
13 18 (2.52%) Embedded C
14 16 (2.24%) TypeScript
15 15 (2.10%) Bash Shell
16 14 (1.96%) Shell Script
17 13 (1.82%) Perl
18 10 (1.40%) VB.NET
19 9 (1.26%) ES6
Qualifications
1 148 (20.76%) Degree
2 60 (8.42%) Security Cleared
3 37 (5.19%) DV Cleared
4 31 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (1.54%) Numerate Degree
6 8 (1.12%) SC Cleared
7 6 (0.84%) HND
7 6 (0.84%) Sun Certification
8 5 (0.70%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.42%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.28%) HNC
10 2 (0.28%) PhD
11 1 (0.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.14%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.14%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (5.89%) QA
2 7 (0.98%) GCP
2 7 (0.98%) ISO 13485
3 5 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (0.70%) Web Application Security Consortium
4 4 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.28%) SLA
6 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.14%) TickIT
System Software
1 67 (9.40%) Docker
2 12 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.40%) Firmware
4 9 (1.26%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.70%) Apache Flume
5 5 (0.70%) HDFS
6 2 (0.28%) vSphere
7 1 (0.14%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.14%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 60 (8.42%) Puppet
2 39 (5.47%) Opscode Chef
3 37 (5.19%) Ansible
4 35 (4.91%) Kubernetes
5 14 (1.96%) Capistrano
6 9 (1.26%) Kibana
6 9 (1.26%) Packer
7 7 (0.98%) Prometheus
7 7 (0.98%) Salt
7 7 (0.98%) Terraform
8 5 (0.70%) Docker Swarm
8 5 (0.70%) Mesos
8 5 (0.70%) systemd
9 4 (0.56%) Cobbler
10 2 (0.28%) Rundeck
11 1 (0.14%) Nagios
11 1 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 1 (0.14%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 80 (11.22%) Microsoft
2 37 (5.19%) Oracle
3 32 (4.49%) Google
4 31 (4.35%) SAP
5 28 (3.93%) Atlassian
6 14 (1.96%) Red Hat
7 13 (1.82%) VMware
8 10 (1.40%) Sun
8 10 (1.40%) Zend
9 9 (1.26%) Xamarin
10 7 (0.98%) Percona
10 7 (0.98%) SaltStack
11 6 (0.84%) Cloudera
11 6 (0.84%) IBM
12 5 (0.70%) WorldPay
13 4 (0.56%) Apigee
13 4 (0.56%) JD Edwards
14 3 (0.42%) Apple
14 3 (0.42%) Facebook
14 3 (0.42%) hybris