Period
to 3 August 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 3 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
North West > Manchester
6 months to
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 10 13 10
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3 +12
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 670 424 865
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 14.21% 13.02% 13.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 15.15% 14.05% 13.90%
Number of salaries quoted 523 345 553
10th Percentile £37,781 £38,750 £32,500
25th Percentile £46,250 £43,750 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £51,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +6.80% +4.04%
75th Percentile £71,250 £62,500 £61,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £70,568 £70,000
North West median annual salary £55,000 £53,700 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.42% +7.40% +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 4,423 3,017 6,225
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 93.81% 92.66% 94.97%
Number of salaries quoted 3,376 2,531 4,806
10th Percentile £31,750 £32,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £40,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
75th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £70,000 £71,507
North West median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +1.12%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 +1 19 £38,000 -27.62% 5
Salford +8 18 £66,417 +32.83% 19
Stockport 0 12 £34,000 -34.46% 10
Wigan -1 8 £57,500 +4.55% 2
Oldham +2 6 £54,000 -16.92% 6
Rochdale - 3 £45,000 - 1
Cheadle +7 2 £47,500 -20.83% 2
Sale - 2 £55,000 - 2
Altrincham -2 1 £26,500 -59.23% 3
Bury -7 1 £60,000 +77.78% 3
Software Engineering
North West

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 375 (55.97%) Agile Software Development
2 284 (42.39%) AWS
3 242 (36.12%) JavaScript
4 235 (35.07%) C#
5 229 (34.18%) DevOps
6 215 (32.09%) Azure
7 211 (31.49%) Java
8 203 (30.30%) React
9 175 (26.12%) TDD
10 164 (24.48%) .NET
11 160 (23.88%) Docker
12 157 (23.43%) Python
13 155 (23.13%) Kubernetes
14 135 (20.15%) SQL
15 128 (19.10%) C++
16 122 (18.21%) OO
16 122 (18.21%) Microservices
17 119 (17.76%) Node.js
18 108 (16.12%) AngularJS
19 106 (15.82%) GCP
20 104 (15.52%) Terraform
21 102 (15.22%) OOP
22 98 (14.63%) TypeScript
23 95 (14.18%) Mentoring
24 91 (13.58%) Problem-Solving
25 90 (13.43%) Jenkins
26 88 (13.13%) Git (software)
27 85 (12.69%) Vue.js
28 82 (12.24%) Scrum
28 82 (12.24%) .NET Core

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 33 (4.93%) Elasticsearch
2 27 (4.03%) nginx
3 22 (3.28%) Confluence
4 21 (3.13%) CMS
5 12 (1.79%) Apache
6 11 (1.64%) Apache Spark
6 11 (1.64%) IIS
7 8 (1.19%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.45%) Apache Airflow
9 2 (0.30%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.30%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.15%) Drupal
10 1 (0.15%) Kentico
10 1 (0.15%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.45%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.30%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.15%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.15%) SDL Web 8
3 1 (0.15%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 284 (42.39%) AWS
2 215 (32.09%) Azure
3 106 (15.82%) GCP
4 56 (8.36%) Serverless
5 47 (7.01%) AWS CloudFormation
6 41 (6.12%) GitHub
7 38 (5.67%) SaaS
8 22 (3.28%) Cloud Computing
9 20 (2.99%) AWS Lambda
10 18 (2.69%) Azure Service Bus
11 11 (1.64%) Amazon SQS
12 9 (1.34%) Amazon EC2
12 9 (1.34%) Firebase
13 8 (1.19%) Azure Cosmos DB
14 7 (1.04%) Amazon ECS
14 7 (1.04%) Amazon S3
14 7 (1.04%) Azure Service Fabric
14 7 (1.04%) GitHub Actions
14 7 (1.04%) PaaS
15 5 (0.75%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.28%) Internet
2 19 (2.84%) Ethernet
2 19 (2.84%) Modbus
2 19 (2.84%) RS-422
3 6 (0.90%) SNMP
4 4 (0.60%) Network Security
4 4 (0.60%) Wireless
5 2 (0.30%) Firewall
6 1 (0.15%) DNS
6 1 (0.15%) HTTP
6 1 (0.15%) LAN
6 1 (0.15%) RFID
6 1 (0.15%) Skype
6 1 (0.15%) SMS
6 1 (0.15%) SSL
6 1 (0.15%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (11.19%) NoSQL
2 71 (10.60%) PostgreSQL
3 53 (7.91%) SQL Server
4 50 (7.46%) Redis
5 45 (6.72%) MongoDB
6 39 (5.82%) MySQL
7 22 (3.28%) Big Data
8 17 (2.54%) Amazon RDS
8 17 (2.54%) Relational Database
9 15 (2.24%) GIS
10 12 (1.79%) Hadoop
11 11 (1.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 9 (1.34%) Amazon Aurora
13 8 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
14 6 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
14 6 (0.90%) Oracle Database
15 5 (0.75%) Neo4j
16 4 (0.60%) BigQuery
16 4 (0.60%) HBase
16 4 (0.60%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 90 (13.43%) Jenkins
2 88 (13.13%) Git (software)
3 26 (3.88%) JIRA
4 24 (3.58%) Mercurial
4 24 (3.58%) Subversion
5 21 (3.13%) Visual Studio
6 20 (2.99%) GitLab
7 19 (2.84%) JUnit
8 16 (2.39%) Maven
9 13 (1.94%) TeamCity
10 8 (1.19%) Artifactory
10 8 (1.19%) Octopus Deploy
10 8 (1.19%) PHPUnit
11 7 (1.04%) webpack
12 5 (0.75%) CircleCI
12 5 (0.75%) fastlane
13 4 (0.60%) IBM UrbanCode
13 4 (0.60%) Postman
13 4 (0.60%) SonarQube
13 4 (0.60%) Storybook
General
1 72 (10.75%) Social Skills
2 70 (10.45%) Finance
3 39 (5.82%) Retail
4 31 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (3.88%) Manufacturing
6 20 (2.99%) Law
7 18 (2.69%) French Language
8 17 (2.54%) Banking
8 17 (2.54%) Public Sector
9 16 (2.39%) Organisational Skills
10 15 (2.24%) Pharmaceutical
11 14 (2.09%) Games
12 13 (1.94%) Legal
13 11 (1.64%) Marketing
14 9 (1.34%) Military
14 9 (1.34%) Police
15 8 (1.19%) Electronics
15 8 (1.19%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 7 (1.04%) Aerospace
16 7 (1.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 290 (43.28%) Software Engineer
2 204 (30.45%) Developer
3 90 (13.43%) Senior Software Engineer
4 83 (12.39%) Senior Developer
5 43 (6.42%) Technical Leader
6 40 (5.97%) .NET Developer
7 38 (5.67%) Software Developer
8 34 (5.07%) C# Developer
9 31 (4.63%) Java Developer
10 26 (3.88%) Lead Developer
11 24 (3.58%) Python Engineer
11 24 (3.58%) Python Software Engineer
12 23 (3.43%) Architect
13 21 (3.13%) .NET Software Engineer
13 21 (3.13%) Python Developer
14 19 (2.84%) Lead Software Engineer
14 19 (2.84%) Senior C# Developer
15 18 (2.69%) DevOps Engineer
15 18 (2.69%) Software Test Engineer
15 18 (2.69%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 203 (30.30%) React
2 164 (24.48%) .NET
3 119 (17.76%) Node.js
4 108 (16.12%) AngularJS
5 85 (12.69%) Vue.js
6 82 (12.24%) .NET Core
7 59 (8.81%) Web Services
8 55 (8.21%) RabbitMQ
9 52 (7.76%) CSS
9 52 (7.76%) HTML
10 47 (7.01%) RESTful
11 44 (6.57%) Spring
12 42 (6.27%) Kafka
13 35 (5.22%) .NET Framework
14 33 (4.93%) Spring Boot
15 27 (4.03%) GraphQL
16 25 (3.73%) HTML5
17 21 (3.13%) ASP.NET
18 20 (2.99%) REST
19 16 (2.39%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 47 (7.01%) Greenfield Project
2 38 (5.67%) User Experience
3 25 (3.73%) Enterprise Software
4 24 (3.58%) BBC
5 17 (2.54%) Mobile App
6 16 (2.39%) Cloud Native
7 15 (2.24%) Algorithms
8 12 (1.79%) Hybrid Cloud
9 11 (1.64%) Data Protection Act
10 10 (1.49%) Cyberattack
11 9 (1.34%) Video\Live Streaming
12 8 (1.19%) Embedded Systems
12 8 (1.19%) Self-Motivation
13 7 (1.04%) Virtual Team
14 6 (0.90%) Legacy Code
14 6 (0.90%) Management Information System
14 6 (0.90%) Private Cloud
14 6 (0.90%) Social Media
15 5 (0.75%) IVR
16 4 (0.60%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 76 (11.34%) Linux
2 37 (5.52%) Apple iOS
3 33 (4.93%) Android
4 20 (2.99%) Windows
5 15 (2.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (2.24%) Unix
6 13 (1.94%) CentOS
7 2 (0.30%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.15%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.15%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 375 (55.97%) Agile Software Development
2 229 (34.18%) DevOps
3 175 (26.12%) TDD
4 122 (18.21%) Microservices
4 122 (18.21%) OO
5 102 (15.22%) OOP
6 95 (14.18%) Mentoring
7 91 (13.58%) Problem-Solving
8 82 (12.24%) Full Stack Development
8 82 (12.24%) Scrum
9 73 (10.90%) SOLID
10 60 (8.96%) Continuous Integration
11 55 (8.21%) Machine Learning
12 52 (7.76%) Clean Code
12 52 (7.76%) Test Automation
13 49 (7.31%) Analytics
14 47 (7.01%) Computer Science
14 47 (7.01%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
15 46 (6.87%) Unit Testing
16 45 (6.72%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 242 (36.12%) JavaScript
2 235 (35.07%) C#
3 211 (31.49%) Java
4 157 (23.43%) Python
5 135 (20.15%) SQL
6 128 (19.10%) C++
7 98 (14.63%) TypeScript
8 76 (11.34%) Go
9 72 (10.75%) Scala
10 68 (10.15%) Kotlin
11 63 (9.40%) C
12 42 (6.27%) Ruby
13 24 (3.58%) PHP
14 15 (2.24%) Apple Swift
14 15 (2.24%) PowerShell
15 11 (1.64%) ES6
16 9 (1.34%) Bash Shell
16 9 (1.34%) Objective-C
17 7 (1.04%) T-SQL
18 6 (0.90%) Rust
Qualifications
1 45 (6.72%) Degree
2 40 (5.97%) Security Cleared
3 29 (4.33%) SC Cleared
4 21 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
6 9 (1.34%) DV Cleared
7 6 (0.90%) Postgraduate
8 5 (0.75%) AWS Certification
8 5 (0.75%) PhD
9 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.30%) RHCE
10 2 (0.30%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.73%) QA
2 9 (1.34%) SLA
3 7 (1.04%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.90%) Accessibility
4 6 (0.90%) GDPR
5 5 (0.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 160 (23.88%) Docker
2 4 (0.60%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.15%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 155 (23.13%) Kubernetes
2 104 (15.52%) Terraform
3 46 (6.87%) Ansible
4 11 (1.64%) Grafana
5 9 (1.34%) Rancher
6 8 (1.19%) Prometheus
7 6 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.60%) Istio
8 4 (0.60%) Puppet
8 4 (0.60%) Rsyslog
8 4 (0.60%) Salt
9 3 (0.45%) Consul
9 3 (0.45%) Docker Swarm
9 3 (0.45%) HP Fortify
9 3 (0.45%) Packer
10 2 (0.30%) Control-M
10 2 (0.30%) Graphite
11 1 (0.15%) Nagios
11 1 (0.15%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 51 (7.61%) Microsoft
2 30 (4.48%) Oracle
3 19 (2.84%) Google
4 18 (2.69%) Instagram
5 15 (2.24%) Red Hat
6 11 (1.64%) IBM
7 9 (1.34%) Fujitsu
7 9 (1.34%) Intel
8 8 (1.19%) Sitecore
9 5 (0.75%) Atlassian
9 5 (0.75%) Avaya
9 5 (0.75%) Cisco
9 5 (0.75%) Genesys
10 4 (0.60%) Ab Initio
10 4 (0.60%) Teradata
11 3 (0.45%) HP
11 3 (0.45%) Informatica
11 3 (0.45%) Netlify
11 3 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.30%) TIBCO