Period
to 21 February 2018

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 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
North West > Manchester
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 21 30
Rank change year-on-year +3 +9 +24
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 808 687 466
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 10.99% 9.02% 6.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.90% 9.85% 7.40%
Number of salaries quoted 643 548 407
Manchester median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £57,500
North West median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.76% - +6.25%

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 6,788 6,978 6,301
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 92.37% 91.65% 90.94%
Number of salaries quoted 5,636 5,978 5,167
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.00% +11.84%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £62,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

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 February 2018.

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 February 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
Stockport -5 36 £60,000 +33.33% 6
Salford +15 18 £37,250 -21.58% 8
Altrincham +5 13 £38,500 - 2
Cheadle -4 7 £42,500 -10.53%
Bolton +6 4 £40,000 -11.11% 6
Oldham -9 3 - - 2
Sale +7 2 £44,000 +60.00%
Rochdale +2 2 £48,125 -12.50% 1
Bury +6 1 £50,000 +33.33% 1
Software Engineering
North West

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, 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.

1 540 (66.83%) Agile Software Development
2 367 (45.42%) JavaScript
3 349 (43.19%) Java
4 299 (37.00%) Scrum
5 293 (36.26%) CSS
6 276 (34.16%) C#
7 258 (31.93%) HTML
8 238 (29.46%) .NET
9 206 (25.50%) TDD
10 198 (24.50%) OO
10 198 (24.50%) AngularJS
11 193 (23.89%) MVC
12 182 (22.52%) React
13 181 (22.40%) Web Services
13 181 (22.40%) SQL
13 181 (22.40%) jQuery
14 176 (21.78%) DevOps
15 168 (20.79%) Continuous Integration
16 159 (19.68%) Git (software)
17 158 (19.55%) Linux
18 155 (19.18%) Finance
19 149 (18.44%) E-Commerce
20 138 (17.08%) ASP.NET
21 137 (16.96%) Degree
22 131 (16.21%) Spring
23 130 (16.09%) BDD
24 129 (15.97%) HTML5
25 127 (15.72%) Node.js
26 126 (15.59%) Python
27 125 (15.47%) C++

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 30 (3.71%) Tomcat
2 28 (3.47%) Apache Spark
3 26 (3.22%) Confluence
4 24 (2.97%) Elasticsearch
5 21 (2.60%) Apache Solr
5 21 (2.60%) CMS
6 19 (2.35%) Apache
7 17 (2.10%) JBoss
8 11 (1.36%) nginx
9 9 (1.11%) Apache Pig
9 9 (1.11%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.62%) CICS
10 5 (0.62%) Tornado
11 4 (0.50%) IIS
11 4 (0.50%) SharePoint
11 4 (0.50%) WebSphere Portal
12 3 (0.37%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.25%) Jetty
13 2 (0.25%) WebLogic
14 1 (0.12%) Umbraco
Applications
1 12 (1.49%) Photoshop
2 7 (0.87%) SOLIDWORKS
3 5 (0.62%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.25%) GIMP
6 2 (0.25%) Maya
7 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.12%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 9 (1.11%) Magento
2 5 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.62%) Shopify
3 4 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.25%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.12%) LabWindows
5 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 105 (13.00%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (4.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (2.97%) SaaS
4 20 (2.48%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 20 (2.48%) Cloud Computing
5 14 (1.73%) Google Cloud Platform
6 12 (1.49%) OpenShift
7 11 (1.36%) npm
8 10 (1.24%) Google App Engine
9 9 (1.11%) GitHub
10 7 (0.87%) IaaS
10 7 (0.87%) Serverless
11 5 (0.62%) AWS Lambda
12 4 (0.50%) Firebase
12 4 (0.50%) G Suite
12 4 (0.50%) Office 365
13 3 (0.37%) Slack
14 2 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
14 2 (0.25%) Route 53
15 1 (0.12%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 36 (4.46%) HTTP
2 11 (1.36%) Internet
3 10 (1.24%) Broadband
4 8 (0.99%) SSL
5 7 (0.87%) Bluetooth
6 4 (0.50%) Ethernet
7 3 (0.37%) RFID
8 1 (0.12%) AMQP
8 1 (0.12%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (15.22%) MySQL
2 97 (12.00%) SQL Server
3 90 (11.14%) NoSQL
4 64 (7.92%) Big Data
5 47 (5.82%) MongoDB
6 42 (5.20%) Hadoop
7 32 (3.96%) Relational Database
8 26 (3.22%) Redis
9 19 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
10 12 (1.49%) Apache Hive
10 12 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
10 12 (1.49%) RDBMS
11 9 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
11 9 (1.11%) SQL Server 2014
12 7 (0.87%) DB2
12 7 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (0.74%) Riak
14 5 (0.62%) IMS/DB
15 4 (0.50%) GIS
15 4 (0.50%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 159 (19.68%) Git (software)
2 77 (9.53%) NUnit
3 59 (7.30%) Jenkins
4 53 (6.56%) JIRA
5 52 (6.44%) Subversion
6 46 (5.69%) MSTest
7 32 (3.96%) TeamCity
8 31 (3.84%) Selenium
9 28 (3.47%) Cucumber
10 25 (3.09%) Grunt
10 25 (3.09%) gulp
11 24 (2.97%) Mercurial
12 19 (2.35%) JUnit
13 16 (1.98%) Maven
13 16 (1.98%) Visual Studio
14 14 (1.73%) Team Foundation Server
15 13 (1.61%) Gradle
15 13 (1.61%) SonarQube
15 13 (1.61%) webpack
16 12 (1.49%) Bitbucket
General
1 155 (19.18%) Finance
2 89 (11.01%) Retail
3 48 (5.94%) Electronics
4 41 (5.07%) Telecoms
5 37 (4.58%) Manufacturing
5 37 (4.58%) Marketing
6 17 (2.10%) Automotive
7 13 (1.61%) Advertising
8 8 (0.99%) Back Office
8 8 (0.99%) Games
9 7 (0.87%) Aerospace
10 6 (0.74%) Military
11 5 (0.62%) Legal
11 5 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.50%) Banking
12 4 (0.50%) French Language
12 4 (0.50%) German Language
12 4 (0.50%) Japanese Language
12 4 (0.50%) Multimedia
12 4 (0.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 345 (42.70%) Software Engineer
2 315 (38.99%) Developer
3 118 (14.60%) Java Engineer
4 101 (12.50%) Java Software Engineer
5 100 (12.38%) Senior Developer
6 94 (11.63%) Software Developer
7 84 (10.40%) Senior Software Engineer
8 78 (9.65%) C# Developer
9 77 (9.53%) .NET Developer
10 76 (9.41%) C# Software Engineer
11 69 (8.54%) .NET Software Engineer
11 69 (8.54%) C# .NET Developer
11 69 (8.54%) C# Software Developer
12 66 (8.17%) Java Developer
13 65 (8.04%) .NET Software Developer
14 63 (7.80%) ASP.NET Developer
14 63 (7.80%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 54 (6.68%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
16 52 (6.44%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 52 (6.44%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 293 (36.26%) CSS
2 258 (31.93%) HTML
3 238 (29.46%) .NET
4 198 (24.50%) AngularJS
5 182 (22.52%) React
6 181 (22.40%) jQuery
6 181 (22.40%) Web Services
7 138 (17.08%) ASP.NET
8 131 (16.21%) Spring
9 129 (15.97%) HTML5
10 127 (15.72%) Node.js
11 114 (14.11%) RESTful
12 108 (13.37%) CSS3
12 108 (13.37%) XML
13 107 (13.24%) WCF
14 87 (10.77%) ASP.NET MVC
15 82 (10.15%) JSON
16 71 (8.79%) SOAP
17 70 (8.66%) REST
18 67 (8.29%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 81 (10.02%) Computer Science
2 66 (8.17%) Greenfield Project
3 62 (7.67%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (4.33%) Algorithms
5 32 (3.96%) User Experience
6 29 (3.59%) Mobile App
7 22 (2.72%) Data Structures
8 17 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (1.24%) Data Centre
10 9 (1.11%) PKI
10 9 (1.11%) Wiki
11 8 (0.99%) Life Science
11 8 (0.99%) Xbox
12 7 (0.87%) Animation
12 7 (0.87%) Cloud Native
13 6 (0.74%) Fintech
13 6 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
14 5 (0.62%) Embedded Systems
14 5 (0.62%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 5 (0.62%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 158 (19.55%) Linux
2 58 (7.18%) Windows
3 21 (2.60%) Android
4 13 (1.61%) Apple iOS
5 11 (1.36%) Unix
6 7 (0.87%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.74%) Ubuntu
8 5 (0.62%) Debian
8 5 (0.62%) Embedded Linux
9 3 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.12%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 540 (66.83%) Agile Software Development
2 299 (37.00%) Scrum
3 206 (25.50%) TDD
4 198 (24.50%) OO
5 193 (23.89%) MVC
6 176 (21.78%) DevOps
7 168 (20.79%) Continuous Integration
8 149 (18.44%) E-Commerce
9 130 (16.09%) BDD
10 119 (14.73%) Test Automation
11 103 (12.75%) Web Development
12 101 (12.50%) Microservices
13 99 (12.25%) Mentoring
14 93 (11.51%) Kanban
15 90 (11.14%) Front End Development
16 81 (10.02%) SDLC
17 69 (8.54%) OOP
18 67 (8.29%) Coaching
19 59 (7.30%) MVVM
20 57 (7.05%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 367 (45.42%) JavaScript
2 349 (43.19%) Java
3 276 (34.16%) C#
4 181 (22.40%) SQL
5 126 (15.59%) Python
6 125 (15.47%) C++
7 118 (14.60%) C
8 104 (12.87%) PHP
9 77 (9.53%) Ruby
10 59 (7.30%) T-SQL
11 45 (5.57%) Go
12 44 (5.45%) PL/SQL
13 30 (3.71%) Scala
14 23 (2.85%) TypeScript
15 15 (1.86%) ES6
15 15 (1.86%) Perl
16 11 (1.36%) Embedded C
17 10 (1.24%) Bash Shell
18 8 (0.99%) Embedded C++
18 8 (0.99%) GraphQL
Qualifications
1 137 (16.96%) Degree
2 50 (6.19%) Security Cleared
3 41 (5.07%) Computer Science Degree
4 30 (3.71%) DV Cleared
5 19 (2.35%) SC Cleared
6 13 (1.61%) Numerate Degree
7 12 (1.49%) Master's Degree
8 11 (1.36%) Sun Certification
9 9 (1.11%) HND
10 8 (0.99%) PhD
11 2 (0.25%) HNC
12 1 (0.12%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (6.31%) QA
2 11 (1.36%) Web Application Security Consortium
3 7 (0.87%) ISO 13485
4 6 (0.74%) GCP
5 5 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.25%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.12%) TickIT
System Software
1 88 (10.89%) Docker
2 12 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.11%) Hyper-V
4 8 (0.99%) Firmware
5 4 (0.50%) Active Directory
6 3 (0.37%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.37%) HDFS
6 3 (0.37%) vSphere
7 2 (0.25%) LXC
8 1 (0.12%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 50 (6.19%) Kubernetes
2 32 (3.96%) Ansible
3 28 (3.47%) Puppet
4 21 (2.60%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (1.86%) Prometheus
6 12 (1.49%) Kibana
7 6 (0.74%) Docker Swarm
8 5 (0.62%) Mesos
8 5 (0.62%) systemd
9 4 (0.50%) Terraform
10 3 (0.37%) Capistrano
10 3 (0.37%) Cobbler
11 2 (0.25%) Packer
11 2 (0.25%) Rundeck
11 2 (0.25%) Salt
12 1 (0.12%) Nagios
12 1 (0.12%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 89 (11.01%) Microsoft
2 70 (8.66%) Oracle
3 35 (4.33%) SAP
4 31 (3.84%) WorldPay
5 29 (3.59%) Google
6 16 (1.98%) Atlassian
7 12 (1.49%) VMware
8 11 (1.36%) Sun
8 11 (1.36%) Zend
9 10 (1.24%) Capita
9 10 (1.24%) Red Hat
10 8 (0.99%) Adobe
10 8 (0.99%) IBM
11 5 (0.62%) Aquila
12 4 (0.50%) Apigee
12 4 (0.50%) Fujitsu
12 4 (0.50%) JD Edwards
12 4 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
13 3 (0.37%) Facebook
13 3 (0.37%) Percona