Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
North West > Manchester
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 29 24
Rank change year-on-year +3 -5 +21
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 716 693 602
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 9.89% 8.78% 8.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.94% 9.54% 8.75%
Number of salaries quoted 559 535 526
Manchester median annual salary £49,500 £46,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.61% +8.24% +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,750 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £66,350 £61,250 £59,500
North West median annual salary £48,750 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% +5.88% +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 6,543 7,267 6,882
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 90.42% 92.10% 92.54%
Number of salaries quoted 5,413 6,008 5,891
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £63,750
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 12 November 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 12 November 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
Salford +2 16 £32,281 -7.77% 5
Stockport -10 12 £56,250 +32.35% 10
Oldham +5 9 £42,500 - 4
Rochdale - 9 £48,750 - 2
Ashton-under-Lyne - 9 £35,000 -
Bury +1 6 £50,000 +42.86%
Bolton +13 4 £30,000 -25.00% 1
Altrincham -13 4 £56,000 +24.44% 3
Cheadle -5 3 £35,500 -5.33% 2
Sale -8 2 £29,500 -34.44%
Software Engineering
North West

For the 6 months to 12 November 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.

1 439 (61.31%) Agile Software Development
2 314 (43.85%) Java
3 248 (34.64%) JavaScript
4 199 (27.79%) C#
5 195 (27.23%) Continuous Integration
6 192 (26.82%) TDD
7 191 (26.68%) DevOps
8 183 (25.56%) Finance
9 169 (23.60%) HTML
9 169 (23.60%) .NET
10 168 (23.46%) Scrum
11 161 (22.49%) CSS
12 155 (21.65%) SQL
13 149 (20.81%) Spring
14 135 (18.85%) Amazon AWS
15 131 (18.30%) MVC
16 128 (17.88%) C++
16 128 (17.88%) Docker
17 127 (17.74%) Python
18 121 (16.90%) OO
19 118 (16.48%) BDD
20 116 (16.20%) Test Automation
21 114 (15.92%) AngularJS
22 112 (15.64%) Degree
23 108 (15.08%) Linux
24 101 (14.11%) Git (software)
25 97 (13.55%) ASP.NET
26 96 (13.41%) Mentoring
27 95 (13.27%) RESTful
28 93 (12.99%) React

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 23 (3.21%) Apache
2 16 (2.23%) CMS
2 16 (2.23%) Confluence
3 14 (1.96%) Apache Spark
3 14 (1.96%) nginx
4 11 (1.54%) Sitecore CMS
5 10 (1.40%) Cloud Foundry
5 10 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (1.40%) Tomcat
6 8 (1.12%) Apache Pig
7 6 (0.84%) Drupal
7 6 (0.84%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.70%) Apache Solr
9 4 (0.56%) WildFly
9 4 (0.56%) WordPress
10 2 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.14%) Jetty
11 1 (0.14%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.14%) Sitefinity
11 1 (0.14%) Umbraco
Applications
1 11 (1.54%) Adobe Illustrator
2 5 (0.70%) Photoshop
3 4 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (0.42%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (0.14%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 10 (1.40%) SAP Hybris
2 4 (0.56%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.14%) Magento
3 1 (0.14%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 135 (18.85%) Amazon AWS
2 90 (12.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (5.73%) Google Cloud Platform
4 36 (5.03%) Cloud Computing
5 28 (3.91%) SaaS
6 14 (1.96%) GitHub
6 14 (1.96%) OpenShift
7 10 (1.40%) AWS CloudFormation
8 9 (1.26%) Amazon S3
9 7 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (0.98%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 6 (0.84%) PaaS
11 4 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 4 (0.56%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 3 (0.42%) Serverless
13 1 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
13 1 (0.14%) AWS Lambda
13 1 (0.14%) IaaS
13 1 (0.14%) npm
13 1 (0.14%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 34 (4.75%) HTTP
2 23 (3.21%) RS-232
3 14 (1.96%) TCP/IP
4 12 (1.68%) Firewall
4 12 (1.68%) RS-485
4 12 (1.68%) SSL
5 11 (1.54%) Internet
5 11 (1.54%) Intranet
6 5 (0.70%) Bluetooth
6 5 (0.70%) RFID
7 3 (0.42%) AMQP
7 3 (0.42%) Wireless
8 2 (0.28%) Broadband
8 2 (0.28%) VPN
9 1 (0.14%) Asterisk PBX
9 1 (0.14%) DHCP
9 1 (0.14%) DNS
9 1 (0.14%) SMS
9 1 (0.14%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (12.01%) Big Data
2 68 (9.50%) NoSQL
3 62 (8.66%) MySQL
4 55 (7.68%) SQL Server
5 47 (6.56%) MongoDB
6 30 (4.19%) Hadoop
7 27 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
8 26 (3.63%) Apache Cassandra
9 23 (3.21%) Redis
10 19 (2.65%) Relational Database
11 14 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 14 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 13 (1.82%) Apache Hive
13 9 (1.26%) Couchbase
14 8 (1.12%) Amazon Redshift
15 7 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
15 7 (0.98%) HBase
16 6 (0.84%) DB2
17 5 (0.70%) Data Lake
18 4 (0.56%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 101 (14.11%) Git (software)
2 72 (10.06%) Jenkins
3 62 (8.66%) Selenium
4 48 (6.70%) JIRA
5 31 (4.33%) Gradle
5 31 (4.33%) JUnit
6 30 (4.19%) Maven
7 29 (4.05%) MSTest
7 29 (4.05%) NUnit
8 26 (3.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 24 (3.35%) Subversion
9 24 (3.35%) TeamCity
10 21 (2.93%) Bitbucket
11 17 (2.37%) Robot Framework
12 14 (1.96%) Ant
12 14 (1.96%) Mockito
13 13 (1.82%) WebDriver
14 12 (1.68%) Jasmine
14 12 (1.68%) SonarQube
15 11 (1.54%) GoCD
General
1 183 (25.56%) Finance
2 72 (10.06%) Electronics
3 63 (8.80%) Marketing
4 51 (7.12%) Manufacturing
5 47 (6.56%) Telecoms
6 44 (6.15%) Games
7 41 (5.73%) Retail
8 37 (5.17%) Banking
9 33 (4.61%) Law
10 29 (4.05%) Military
11 18 (2.51%) Advertising
12 12 (1.68%) Investment Banking
13 9 (1.26%) Automotive
14 6 (0.84%) Multimedia
15 5 (0.70%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.42%) German Language
17 2 (0.28%) Back Office
17 2 (0.28%) French Language
17 2 (0.28%) Japanese Language
17 2 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 318 (44.41%) Software Engineer
2 223 (31.15%) Developer
3 112 (15.64%) Java Engineer
4 96 (13.41%) Java Software Engineer
5 81 (11.31%) C# Developer
6 63 (8.80%) Java Developer
7 59 (8.24%) C# Software Engineer
8 53 (7.40%) Senior Software Engineer
9 52 (7.26%) Software Developer
10 50 (6.98%) .NET Developer
11 46 (6.42%) Senior Developer
12 41 (5.73%) C++ Software Engineer
13 40 (5.59%) Agile Developer
13 40 (5.59%) Lead Software Engineer
14 39 (5.45%) C# .NET Developer
14 39 (5.45%) DevOps Engineer
15 34 (4.75%) Embedded Engineer
15 34 (4.75%) Embedded Software Engineer
16 33 (4.61%) .NET Software Engineer
17 29 (4.05%) Agile C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (23.60%) .NET
1 169 (23.60%) HTML
2 161 (22.49%) CSS
3 149 (20.81%) Spring
4 114 (15.92%) AngularJS
5 97 (13.55%) ASP.NET
6 95 (13.27%) RESTful
7 93 (12.99%) React
8 88 (12.29%) Web Services
9 81 (11.31%) Node.js
10 69 (9.64%) HTML5
11 64 (8.94%) ASP.NET MVC
12 56 (7.82%) SOAP
13 51 (7.12%) XML
14 48 (6.70%) jQuery
14 48 (6.70%) REST
15 45 (6.28%) Hibernate
16 44 (6.15%) .NET Framework
17 38 (5.31%) CSS3
17 38 (5.31%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 91 (12.71%) Greenfield Project
2 69 (9.64%) Computer Science
3 41 (5.73%) User Experience
4 36 (5.03%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (3.91%) Fintech
6 26 (3.63%) Algorithms
7 20 (2.79%) Cloud Native
8 17 (2.37%) Data Structures
8 17 (2.37%) Mobile App
9 16 (2.23%) Management Information System
10 12 (1.68%) Mainframe
11 10 (1.40%) Arduino
12 9 (1.26%) Derivative
12 9 (1.26%) Self-Motivation
13 8 (1.12%) Acoustics
13 8 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (1.12%) Virtual Team
13 8 (1.12%) Wiki
14 7 (0.98%) Blog
14 7 (0.98%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 108 (15.08%) Linux
2 59 (8.24%) Windows
3 45 (6.28%) Android
4 40 (5.59%) Apple iOS
5 15 (2.09%) CentOS
5 15 (2.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (1.68%) Ubuntu
7 10 (1.40%) Embedded Linux
8 8 (1.12%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.42%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.28%) FreeRTOS
10 2 (0.28%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.14%) Amazon Linux
11 1 (0.14%) DC/OS
11 1 (0.14%) Debian
11 1 (0.14%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 439 (61.31%) Agile Software Development
2 195 (27.23%) Continuous Integration
3 192 (26.82%) TDD
4 191 (26.68%) DevOps
5 168 (23.46%) Scrum
6 131 (18.30%) MVC
7 121 (16.90%) OO
8 118 (16.48%) BDD
9 116 (16.20%) Test Automation
10 96 (13.41%) Mentoring
11 88 (12.29%) E-Commerce
12 86 (12.01%) Open Source
13 84 (11.73%) Continuous Delivery
14 79 (11.03%) Microservices
15 77 (10.75%) SDLC
16 65 (9.08%) Kanban
17 50 (6.98%) OOP
17 50 (6.98%) Software Delivery
18 49 (6.84%) Business Intelligence
18 49 (6.84%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 314 (43.85%) Java
2 248 (34.64%) JavaScript
3 199 (27.79%) C#
4 155 (21.65%) SQL
5 128 (17.88%) C++
6 127 (17.74%) Python
7 78 (10.89%) Java 8
8 76 (10.61%) PHP
9 70 (9.78%) C
10 39 (5.45%) Go
10 39 (5.45%) Scala
11 34 (4.75%) Bash Shell
12 32 (4.47%) T-SQL
13 31 (4.33%) TypeScript
14 28 (3.91%) PL/SQL
15 23 (3.21%) Ruby
16 21 (2.93%) Perl
17 20 (2.79%) Objective-C
18 12 (1.68%) PowerShell
19 11 (1.54%) R
Qualifications
1 112 (15.64%) Degree
2 42 (5.87%) Computer Science Degree
3 28 (3.91%) Security Cleared
4 19 (2.65%) DV Cleared
5 10 (1.40%) OCPJP
5 10 (1.40%) SC Cleared
6 9 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (1.26%) CISSP
7 8 (1.12%) CCNA
7 8 (1.12%) CompTIA Security+
7 8 (1.12%) GIAC
7 8 (1.12%) Linux+ Certification
7 8 (1.12%) MCSE
7 8 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (1.12%) Network+ Certification
7 8 (1.12%) SANS
7 8 (1.12%) SSCP
8 4 (0.56%) HND
8 4 (0.56%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.28%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (8.94%) QA
2 8 (1.12%) GDPR
3 3 (0.42%) ISO 13485
3 3 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.28%) ISO 15765
4 2 (0.28%) Web Application Security Consortium
5 1 (0.14%) GPG13
System Software
1 128 (17.88%) Docker
2 8 (1.12%) vSphere
3 5 (0.70%) Firmware
4 3 (0.42%) HDFS
5 2 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.14%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.14%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 60 (8.38%) Kubernetes
2 56 (7.82%) Ansible
3 40 (5.59%) Puppet
4 28 (3.91%) Opscode Chef
5 26 (3.63%) Terraform
6 19 (2.65%) Salt
7 7 (0.98%) Packer
8 3 (0.42%) Consul
8 3 (0.42%) Docker Swarm
8 3 (0.42%) Kibana
9 2 (0.28%) Grafana
9 2 (0.28%) Graphite
9 2 (0.28%) Nagios
9 2 (0.28%) Opsview
9 2 (0.28%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.14%) Cobbler
10 1 (0.14%) Istio
10 1 (0.14%) logstash
10 1 (0.14%) Mesos
Vendors
1 51 (7.12%) SAP
2 49 (6.84%) Microsoft
3 34 (4.75%) Google
4 32 (4.47%) Oracle
5 17 (2.37%) Red Hat
6 13 (1.82%) Intapp
7 11 (1.54%) hybris
7 11 (1.54%) Sitecore
8 10 (1.40%) ATG
9 9 (1.26%) Xamarin
10 8 (1.12%) WorldPay
11 7 (0.98%) Twitter
12 6 (0.84%) Adobe
13 5 (0.70%) IBM
13 5 (0.70%) ServiceNow
14 4 (0.56%) Cloudera
14 4 (0.56%) Hortonworks
14 4 (0.56%) MapR
14 4 (0.56%) Teradata
15 3 (0.42%) TIBCO