Period
to 2 December 2021

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 2 December 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
North West > Manchester
6 months to
2 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 10 17 22
Rank change year-on-year +7 +5 +4
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 810 347 614
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 14.09% 12.18% 9.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.70% 13.00% 10.30%
Number of salaries quoted 636 313 380
10th Percentile £37,500 £39,000 £31,475
25th Percentile £46,775 £45,000 £39,707
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £72,500 £63,750 £63,875
90th Percentile £95,000 £71,250 £72,500
North West median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% +2.56%

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 5,509 2,669 5,959
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 95.83% 93.71% 94.71%
Number of salaries quoted 4,137 2,399 4,798
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £28,946
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% +5.56%
75th Percentile £68,750 £63,750 £60,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £73,750 £70,000
North West median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Manchester

Software Engineering
Salary Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Engineering in Manchester.

Salary trend for Software Engineering in Manchester

Software Engineering
Salary Histogram in Manchester

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Engineering in Manchester over the 6 months to 2 December 2021.

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 2 December 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
Salford +8 18 £66,417 +32.83% 13
Stockport +1 15 £41,500 -27.83% 10
Bolton - 15 £57,500 - 1
Cheadle - 9 £45,000 -
Oldham +1 8 £57,500 +15.00% 4
Wigan -6 4 £77,500 +40.91% 1
Rochdale - 1 £45,000 -
Software Engineering
North West

For the 6 months to 2 December 2021, IT jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 494 (60.99%) Agile Software Development
2 304 (37.53%) AWS
3 283 (34.94%) Java
4 279 (34.44%) JavaScript
5 272 (33.58%) C#
6 254 (31.36%) DevOps
7 232 (28.64%) Azure
8 216 (26.67%) React
9 207 (25.56%) Docker
10 200 (24.69%) Python
11 192 (23.70%) .NET
12 191 (23.58%) TDD
13 164 (20.25%) Kubernetes
14 154 (19.01%) Mentoring
15 152 (18.77%) SQL
16 151 (18.64%) OO
17 145 (17.90%) Microservices
18 131 (16.17%) C++
19 128 (15.80%) AngularJS
19 128 (15.80%) Node.js
20 122 (15.06%) TypeScript
21 117 (14.44%) Scrum
22 112 (13.83%) Finance
22 112 (13.83%) Terraform
23 111 (13.70%) Test Automation
24 108 (13.33%) Git (software)
24 108 (13.33%) .NET Core
25 106 (13.09%) Social Skills
26 103 (12.72%) Continuous Integration
27 101 (12.47%) Go

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 29 (3.58%) Elasticsearch
2 19 (2.35%) Confluence
3 13 (1.60%) nginx
4 11 (1.36%) Apache Spark
5 8 (0.99%) CMS
6 6 (0.74%) Apache
6 6 (0.74%) IIS
7 5 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
8 4 (0.49%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.49%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.37%) CICS
10 2 (0.25%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.12%) Apache Airflow
11 1 (0.12%) Drupal
11 1 (0.12%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.12%) Headless CMS
11 1 (0.12%) JBoss
11 1 (0.12%) Kentico
11 1 (0.12%) SAS
11 1 (0.12%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (0.49%) Figma
2 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
1 1 (0.12%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 304 (37.53%) AWS
2 232 (28.64%) Azure
3 91 (11.23%) GCP
4 66 (8.15%) Serverless
5 61 (7.53%) AWS CloudFormation
6 48 (5.93%) GitHub
7 42 (5.19%) SaaS
8 19 (2.35%) AWS Lambda
8 19 (2.35%) PaaS
9 17 (2.10%) Cloud Computing
10 14 (1.73%) IaaS
11 10 (1.23%) Amazon SQS
11 10 (1.23%) Azure Service Bus
11 10 (1.23%) Firebase
12 9 (1.11%) GitHub Actions
13 8 (0.99%) npm
14 7 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
14 7 (0.86%) Amazon ECS
15 5 (0.62%) Azure Functions
15 5 (0.62%) Azure Service Fabric
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.35%) Internet
2 14 (1.73%) Ethernet
2 14 (1.73%) Modbus
2 14 (1.73%) RS-422
3 5 (0.62%) RFID
4 4 (0.49%) Network Security
4 4 (0.49%) Wireless
5 2 (0.25%) Firewall
6 1 (0.12%) HTTP
6 1 (0.12%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.12%) SMS
6 1 (0.12%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (9.88%) NoSQL
2 62 (7.65%) SQL Server
3 51 (6.30%) PostgreSQL
4 49 (6.05%) MongoDB
5 37 (4.57%) MySQL
6 33 (4.07%) Redis
7 17 (2.10%) Big Data
8 15 (1.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 10 (1.23%) Relational Database
9 10 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
10 8 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
10 8 (0.99%) Hadoop
11 5 (0.62%) Amazon Aurora
11 5 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.49%) Amazon Redshift
12 4 (0.49%) DB2
12 4 (0.49%) HBase
12 4 (0.49%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 108 (13.33%) Git (software)
2 100 (12.35%) Jenkins
3 26 (3.21%) Subversion
4 23 (2.84%) JUnit
5 22 (2.72%) Mercurial
6 21 (2.59%) JIRA
6 21 (2.59%) Maven
7 20 (2.47%) GitLab
8 15 (1.85%) Selenium
9 13 (1.60%) Postman
10 12 (1.48%) Visual Studio
11 11 (1.36%) MSTest
11 11 (1.36%) NUnit
11 11 (1.36%) webpack
12 10 (1.23%) Appium
12 10 (1.23%) SoapUI
12 10 (1.23%) SpecFlow
12 10 (1.23%) TeamCity
13 9 (1.11%) Katalon Studio
14 8 (0.99%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 112 (13.83%) Finance
2 106 (13.09%) Social Skills
3 65 (8.02%) Retail
4 53 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
5 30 (3.70%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 29 (3.58%) Marketing
7 25 (3.09%) Banking
8 19 (2.35%) Legal
9 17 (2.10%) Manufacturing
9 17 (2.10%) Public Sector
10 15 (1.85%) Law
11 14 (1.73%) French Language
12 13 (1.60%) Games
13 11 (1.36%) Organisational Skills
14 9 (1.11%) Military
14 9 (1.11%) Police
14 9 (1.11%) Presentation Skills
14 9 (1.11%) Retail Finance
15 6 (0.74%) Avionics
15 6 (0.74%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 373 (46.05%) Software Engineer
2 277 (34.20%) Developer
3 110 (13.58%) Senior Software Engineer
4 68 (8.40%) Senior Developer
5 55 (6.79%) C# Developer
6 51 (6.30%) Java Engineer
7 47 (5.80%) Java Software Engineer
8 45 (5.56%) Technical Leader
9 43 (5.31%) Java Developer
10 32 (3.95%) C# Software Engineer
11 31 (3.83%) PHP Developer
12 30 (3.70%) Python Developer
13 27 (3.33%) .NET Software Engineer
14 26 (3.21%) Software Test Engineer
14 26 (3.21%) Test Engineer
15 25 (3.09%) Software Developer
16 22 (2.72%) JavaScript Developer
16 22 (2.72%) JavaScript Engineer
16 22 (2.72%) Lead Developer
16 22 (2.72%) Senior Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 216 (26.67%) React
2 192 (23.70%) .NET
3 128 (15.80%) AngularJS
3 128 (15.80%) Node.js
4 108 (13.33%) .NET Core
5 92 (11.36%) Web Services
6 85 (10.49%) Vue.js
7 64 (7.90%) RESTful
8 60 (7.41%) Spring
9 56 (6.91%) CSS
9 56 (6.91%) HTML
10 51 (6.30%) Spring Boot
11 47 (5.80%) Kafka
12 39 (4.81%) ASP.NET
13 34 (4.20%) .NET Framework
14 29 (3.58%) RabbitMQ
15 25 (3.09%) Django
16 24 (2.96%) GraphQL
16 24 (2.96%) REST
17 23 (2.84%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 78 (9.63%) Greenfield Project
2 47 (5.80%) User Experience
3 31 (3.83%) Mobile App
4 26 (3.21%) Data Protection Act
5 24 (2.96%) BBC
5 24 (2.96%) Cloud Native
6 22 (2.72%) Social Media
7 19 (2.35%) Algorithms
8 18 (2.22%) Data Structures
9 15 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
10 14 (1.73%) Legacy Code
10 14 (1.73%) Legacy Systems
10 14 (1.73%) Video\Live Streaming
11 10 (1.23%) Cyberattack
12 9 (1.11%) Self-Motivation
13 7 (0.86%) Private Cloud
14 6 (0.74%) Embedded Systems
14 6 (0.74%) Mainframe
14 6 (0.74%) Tandem
15 5 (0.62%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 62 (7.65%) Linux
2 60 (7.41%) Apple iOS
3 51 (6.30%) Android
4 16 (1.98%) Windows
5 14 (1.73%) CentOS
6 13 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (1.23%) Unix
8 2 (0.25%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 494 (60.99%) Agile Software Development
2 254 (31.36%) DevOps
3 191 (23.58%) TDD
4 154 (19.01%) Mentoring
5 151 (18.64%) OO
6 145 (17.90%) Microservices
7 117 (14.44%) Scrum
8 111 (13.70%) Test Automation
9 103 (12.72%) Continuous Integration
10 101 (12.47%) OOP
11 99 (12.22%) Problem-Solving
12 87 (10.74%) SOLID
13 81 (10.00%) Full Stack Development
14 72 (8.89%) Continuous Improvement
15 66 (8.15%) Computer Science
16 63 (7.78%) Fintech
17 51 (6.30%) Pair Programming
18 50 (6.17%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
18 50 (6.17%) Machine Learning
19 46 (5.68%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 283 (34.94%) Java
2 279 (34.44%) JavaScript
3 272 (33.58%) C#
4 200 (24.69%) Python
5 152 (18.77%) SQL
6 131 (16.17%) C++
7 122 (15.06%) TypeScript
8 101 (12.47%) Go
9 91 (11.23%) Scala
10 88 (10.86%) Kotlin
11 64 (7.90%) C
12 44 (5.43%) PHP
13 41 (5.06%) Ruby
14 40 (4.94%) T-SQL
15 37 (4.57%) Apple Swift
16 24 (2.96%) Objective-C
17 19 (2.35%) Java 8
18 12 (1.48%) PL/SQL
19 11 (1.36%) PowerShell
20 10 (1.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 80 (9.88%) Degree
2 39 (4.81%) Computer Science Degree
3 38 (4.69%) Security Cleared
4 22 (2.72%) SC Cleared
5 10 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
5 10 (1.23%) DBS Check
6 9 (1.11%) AWS Certification
7 6 (0.74%) DV Cleared
7 6 (0.74%) Postgraduate
8 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.12%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (3.83%) QA
2 8 (0.99%) Data Quality
2 8 (0.99%) SLA
3 6 (0.74%) Accessibility
4 2 (0.25%) PMO
4 2 (0.25%) WCAG
5 1 (0.12%) DICOM
5 1 (0.12%) GDPR
5 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 207 (25.56%) Docker
2 3 (0.37%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.25%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 164 (20.25%) Kubernetes
2 112 (13.83%) Terraform
3 34 (4.20%) Ansible
4 12 (1.48%) Prometheus
5 10 (1.23%) Grafana
6 7 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (0.62%) Istio
7 5 (0.62%) Rancher
8 3 (0.37%) Docker Swarm
8 3 (0.37%) Rsyslog
8 3 (0.37%) Salt
9 2 (0.25%) Control-M
9 2 (0.25%) Packer
9 2 (0.25%) Puppet
9 2 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.12%) Consul
Vendors
1 48 (5.93%) Microsoft
2 30 (3.70%) Oracle
3 20 (2.47%) Google
4 14 (1.73%) Red Hat
5 9 (1.11%) Fujitsu
5 9 (1.11%) Intel
6 6 (0.74%) IBM
6 6 (0.74%) Sophos
7 5 (0.62%) Sitecore
7 5 (0.62%) Xamarin
8 4 (0.49%) Ab Initio
8 4 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (0.49%) Talend
8 4 (0.49%) Teradata
8 4 (0.49%) TOWER Software
9 3 (0.37%) Adobe
9 3 (0.37%) Cisco
9 3 (0.37%) Hortonworks
9 3 (0.37%) TIBCO
9 3 (0.37%) webMethods