Period
to 20 January 2019

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 20 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
North West > Manchester
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 25 19 23
Rank change year-on-year -6 +4 +12
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 638 768 685
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 9.53% 10.35% 9.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.47% 11.14% 9.84%
Number of salaries quoted 502 610 567
Manchester median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +14.12% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £68,625 £65,000 £60,000
North West median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% +2.41%

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 6,092 6,893 6,958
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 90.95% 92.94% 93.45%
Number of salaries quoted 5,070 5,667 6,003
Manchester median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £63,750
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019. 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 -1 15 £33,031 -5.63% 3
Oldham +10 6 £27,500 -
Rochdale +22 5 £48,750 +1.30%
Stockport -8 5 £50,000 -16.67% 9
Ashton-under-Lyne - 3 £35,000 -
Altrincham -20 2 £56,000 +34.13% 4
Wigan - 2 £50,000 - 3
Bolton +10 1 £50,000 +25.00%
Software Engineering
North West

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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.

1 374 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
2 291 (45.61%) Java
3 219 (34.33%) JavaScript
4 184 (28.84%) C#
5 163 (25.55%) TDD
6 154 (24.14%) DevOps
7 153 (23.98%) C++
8 143 (22.41%) HTML
9 137 (21.47%) .NET
10 135 (21.16%) CSS
11 131 (20.53%) SQL
11 131 (20.53%) Continuous Integration
12 129 (20.22%) Scrum
13 125 (19.59%) Spring
14 123 (19.28%) Finance
15 122 (19.12%) Python
16 118 (18.50%) OO
17 114 (17.87%) Amazon AWS
18 105 (16.46%) Linux
19 104 (16.30%) Git (software)
19 104 (16.30%) Degree
19 104 (16.30%) Docker
20 103 (16.14%) MVC
21 100 (15.67%) RESTful
22 97 (15.20%) Greenfield Project
23 93 (14.58%) Node.js
24 90 (14.11%) Mentoring
25 87 (13.64%) Test Automation
26 86 (13.48%) AngularJS
27 82 (12.85%) BDD

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 28 (4.39%) Apache
2 15 (2.35%) Apache Spark
3 14 (2.19%) Confluence
4 11 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
4 11 (1.72%) nginx
5 8 (1.25%) CMS
6 6 (0.94%) Drupal
7 5 (0.78%) WildFly
8 4 (0.63%) WordPress
9 3 (0.47%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.47%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (0.47%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.31%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.31%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.16%) JBoss
11 1 (0.16%) Jetty
11 1 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.16%) Sitefinity
11 1 (0.16%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (1.10%) Adobe Illustrator
2 5 (0.78%) SOLIDWORKS
3 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.31%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.16%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 114 (17.87%) Amazon AWS
2 77 (12.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (5.64%) Google Cloud Platform
4 21 (3.29%) Cloud Computing
5 17 (2.66%) SaaS
6 14 (2.19%) GitHub
7 8 (1.25%) OpenShift
8 7 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (0.94%) Serverless
10 5 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.47%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 3 (0.47%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.31%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 2 (0.31%) Office 365
12 2 (0.31%) PaaS
13 1 (0.16%) npm
13 1 (0.16%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 28 (4.39%) RS-232
2 21 (3.29%) HTTP
3 15 (2.35%) RS-485
4 9 (1.41%) Bluetooth
4 9 (1.41%) RFID
5 5 (0.78%) Firewall
5 5 (0.78%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.47%) Internet
6 3 (0.47%) Intranet
6 3 (0.47%) SSL
6 3 (0.47%) Wireless
7 2 (0.31%) AMQP
7 2 (0.31%) DHCP
7 2 (0.31%) DNS
8 1 (0.16%) Asterisk PBX
8 1 (0.16%) Broadband
8 1 (0.16%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (11.60%) NoSQL
2 66 (10.34%) MySQL
3 62 (9.72%) Big Data
4 55 (8.62%) SQL Server
5 50 (7.84%) MongoDB
6 43 (6.74%) PostgreSQL
7 34 (5.33%) Relational Database
8 26 (4.08%) Apache Cassandra
9 24 (3.76%) Redis
10 23 (3.61%) Hadoop
11 12 (1.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 12 (1.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 10 (1.57%) Amazon Redshift
12 10 (1.57%) Apache Hive
13 9 (1.41%) HBase
14 6 (0.94%) Data Lake
15 5 (0.78%) Neo4j
16 4 (0.63%) Couchbase
16 4 (0.63%) DB2
17 3 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 104 (16.30%) Git (software)
2 56 (8.78%) Jenkins
3 48 (7.52%) JIRA
4 44 (6.90%) Maven
5 42 (6.58%) Gradle
6 36 (5.64%) JUnit
7 34 (5.33%) Selenium
8 24 (3.76%) MSTest
8 24 (3.76%) NUnit
9 20 (3.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 17 (2.66%) Bitbucket
11 16 (2.51%) gulp
11 16 (2.51%) Subversion
12 14 (2.19%) Gatling
12 14 (2.19%) Spock
13 13 (2.04%) webpack
14 12 (1.88%) Ant
14 12 (1.88%) EasyMock
14 12 (1.88%) Mockito
15 11 (1.72%) Mercurial
General
1 123 (19.28%) Finance
2 66 (10.34%) Electronics
3 50 (7.84%) Games
4 45 (7.05%) Marketing
5 42 (6.58%) Manufacturing
6 35 (5.49%) Retail
6 35 (5.49%) Telecoms
7 21 (3.29%) Banking
8 18 (2.82%) Military
9 16 (2.51%) Law
10 11 (1.72%) Publishing
11 10 (1.57%) Advertising
12 7 (1.10%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.63%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.31%) Back Office
14 2 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.16%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 303 (47.49%) Software Engineer
2 208 (32.60%) Developer
3 117 (18.34%) Java Engineer
4 102 (15.99%) Java Software Engineer
5 84 (13.17%) C# Developer
6 60 (9.40%) Senior Software Engineer
7 53 (8.31%) Software Developer
8 50 (7.84%) Embedded Engineer
8 50 (7.84%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 48 (7.52%) C# Software Engineer
9 48 (7.52%) Java Developer
10 47 (7.37%) Lead Software Engineer
11 45 (7.05%) C++ Software Engineer
12 38 (5.96%) Senior Developer
13 36 (5.64%) .NET Software Engineer
14 34 (5.33%) .NET Developer
15 33 (5.17%) Agile Developer
16 32 (5.02%) C++ Developer
17 31 (4.86%) DevOps Engineer
18 30 (4.70%) Embedded C++ Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (22.41%) HTML
2 137 (21.47%) .NET
3 135 (21.16%) CSS
4 125 (19.59%) Spring
5 100 (15.67%) RESTful
6 93 (14.58%) Node.js
7 86 (13.48%) AngularJS
8 81 (12.70%) ASP.NET
9 78 (12.23%) React
10 75 (11.76%) Web Services
11 53 (8.31%) ASP.NET MVC
12 46 (7.21%) SOAP
13 44 (6.90%) Hibernate
13 44 (6.90%) HTML5
13 44 (6.90%) XML
14 38 (5.96%) jQuery
15 34 (5.33%) Spring Boot
16 32 (5.02%) WCF
17 31 (4.86%) REST
18 28 (4.39%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 97 (15.20%) Greenfield Project
2 41 (6.43%) User Experience
3 38 (5.96%) Algorithms
4 35 (5.49%) Fintech
5 29 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
6 27 (4.23%) Data Structures
7 22 (3.45%) Cloud Native
8 18 (2.82%) Derivative
9 17 (2.66%) Management Information System
10 13 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (1.57%) Mobile App
12 8 (1.25%) Acoustics
12 8 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
12 8 (1.25%) Wiki
13 6 (0.94%) Mainframe
13 6 (0.94%) N-Tier
14 5 (0.78%) Arduino
14 5 (0.78%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 5 (0.78%) Hedge funds
14 5 (0.78%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 105 (16.46%) Linux
2 53 (8.31%) Windows
3 28 (4.39%) Android
4 23 (3.61%) Apple iOS
5 19 (2.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (2.66%) Ubuntu
7 14 (2.19%) CentOS
8 6 (0.94%) Embedded Linux
9 5 (0.78%) FreeRTOS
10 3 (0.47%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.31%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.16%) Amazon Linux
12 1 (0.16%) DC/OS
12 1 (0.16%) Debian
12 1 (0.16%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 374 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
2 163 (25.55%) TDD
3 154 (24.14%) DevOps
4 131 (20.53%) Continuous Integration
5 129 (20.22%) Scrum
6 118 (18.50%) OO
7 103 (16.14%) MVC
8 90 (14.11%) Mentoring
9 87 (13.64%) Test Automation
10 82 (12.85%) BDD
11 79 (12.38%) Open Source
12 76 (11.91%) Computer Science
13 75 (11.76%) Microservices
14 68 (10.66%) Continuous Delivery
15 64 (10.03%) E-Commerce
16 60 (9.40%) SDLC
17 56 (8.78%) Kanban
18 48 (7.52%) Coaching
19 41 (6.43%) Front End Development
20 40 (6.27%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 291 (45.61%) Java
2 219 (34.33%) JavaScript
3 184 (28.84%) C#
4 153 (23.98%) C++
5 131 (20.53%) SQL
6 122 (19.12%) Python
7 77 (12.07%) Java 8
8 74 (11.60%) PHP
9 71 (11.13%) C
10 33 (5.17%) T-SQL
11 29 (4.55%) Go
12 28 (4.39%) TypeScript
13 24 (3.76%) Perl
13 24 (3.76%) Scala
14 23 (3.61%) Objective-C
14 23 (3.61%) Ruby
15 22 (3.45%) Apple Swift
15 22 (3.45%) PL/SQL
16 19 (2.98%) R
17 16 (2.51%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 104 (16.30%) Degree
2 44 (6.90%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (1.57%) Security Cleared
4 7 (1.10%) DV Cleared
5 5 (0.78%) OCPJP
6 4 (0.63%) MCSE
6 4 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.47%) CISSP
7 3 (0.47%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.31%) CCNA
8 2 (0.31%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (0.31%) GIAC
8 2 (0.31%) Linux+ Certification
8 2 (0.31%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.31%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.31%) PhD
8 2 (0.31%) SANS
8 2 (0.31%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (7.37%) QA
2 8 (1.25%) GDPR
3 5 (0.78%) ISO 13485
4 2 (0.31%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 104 (16.30%) Docker
2 5 (0.78%) Firmware
2 5 (0.78%) HDFS
3 4 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.47%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.47%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.47%) vSphere
5 2 (0.31%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 47 (7.37%) Kubernetes
2 41 (6.43%) Ansible
3 31 (4.86%) Terraform
4 11 (1.72%) Puppet
5 9 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.63%) Packer
7 2 (0.31%) Salt
8 1 (0.16%) Consul
8 1 (0.16%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.16%) Istio
8 1 (0.16%) Kibana
8 1 (0.16%) Mesos
8 1 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 56 (8.78%) Microsoft
2 34 (5.33%) SAP
3 25 (3.92%) Oracle
4 22 (3.45%) WorldPay
5 18 (2.82%) Google
6 15 (2.35%) Red Hat
7 5 (0.78%) Atlassian
7 5 (0.78%) ServiceNow
8 4 (0.63%) Cloudera
8 4 (0.63%) EMC
8 4 (0.63%) Freescale
8 4 (0.63%) Hortonworks
8 4 (0.63%) Intapp
8 4 (0.63%) MapR
8 4 (0.63%) Teradata
8 4 (0.63%) Twitter
8 4 (0.63%) VMware
8 4 (0.63%) Xamarin
9 3 (0.47%) IBM
9 3 (0.47%) Sitecore