Period
to 21 July 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 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
North West > Manchester
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 29 32
Rank change year-on-year +10 +3 +12
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 823 675 471
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 11.24% 8.16% 6.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.34% 8.86% 7.33%
Number of salaries quoted 662 517 405
Manchester median annual salary £49,125 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.17% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £31,750 £30,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £69,875 £60,000 £61,500
North West median annual salary £48,625 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +8.06% +2.27% +10.00%

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 6,670 7,617 6,423
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 91.10% 92.14% 90.91%
Number of salaries quoted 5,546 6,401 5,400
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,500 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £64,999
North West median annual salary £44,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +8.54% +2.50% -

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 July 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 July 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 +8 33 £57,750 +35.88% 9
Salford +13 16 £37,747 -16.12% 4
Altrincham +11 8 £56,000 - 1
Cheadle +1 8 £35,500 -11.25% 2
Ashton-under-Lyne - 8 £35,000 - 2
Rochdale - 7 £48,750 - 1
Bury -1 6 £50,000 -4.76% 1
Oldham -5 5 £46,250 +23.33% 2
Bolton +6 4 £30,000 -25.00% 2
Sale -4 2 £29,500 +7.27%
Software Engineering
North West

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 546 (66.34%) Agile Software Development
2 372 (45.20%) Java
3 353 (42.89%) JavaScript
4 267 (32.44%) Scrum
5 256 (31.11%) TDD
6 245 (29.77%) C#
7 241 (29.28%) Continuous Integration
8 237 (28.80%) HTML
9 227 (27.58%) CSS
10 204 (24.79%) .NET
11 200 (24.30%) DevOps
12 192 (23.33%) AngularJS
13 182 (22.11%) Finance
14 172 (20.90%) React
15 162 (19.68%) SQL
16 154 (18.71%) Python
17 152 (18.47%) Amazon AWS
18 151 (18.35%) Test Automation
18 151 (18.35%) BDD
19 150 (18.23%) Spring
19 150 (18.23%) MVC
20 142 (17.25%) OO
21 138 (16.77%) Docker
22 133 (16.16%) Git (software)
23 125 (15.19%) Degree
24 121 (14.70%) Web Services
25 118 (14.34%) Kanban
26 117 (14.22%) ASP.NET
26 117 (14.22%) Node.js
27 114 (13.85%) Microservices

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 31 (3.77%) CMS
2 29 (3.52%) Apache Spark
3 26 (3.16%) Confluence
4 24 (2.92%) Tomcat
5 22 (2.67%) Apache
6 14 (1.70%) Elasticsearch
7 13 (1.58%) Apache Pig
7 13 (1.58%) nginx
8 12 (1.46%) Sitecore CMS
9 10 (1.22%) Cloud Foundry
10 8 (0.97%) Apache Solr
11 7 (0.85%) WebSphere
12 5 (0.61%) JBoss
13 4 (0.49%) SharePoint
13 4 (0.49%) WordPress
14 3 (0.36%) Drupal
15 2 (0.24%) IIS
15 2 (0.24%) Jetty
15 2 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 2 (0.24%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (1.58%) Photoshop
2 6 (0.73%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 4 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (0.49%) GIMP
4 3 (0.36%) SOLIDWORKS
5 2 (0.24%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.12%) S-PLUS
6 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (1.46%) SAP Hybris
2 4 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.12%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 152 (18.47%) Amazon AWS
2 89 (10.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (5.35%) SaaS
4 42 (5.10%) Google Cloud Platform
5 36 (4.37%) Cloud Computing
6 24 (2.92%) GitHub
7 16 (1.94%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 11 (1.34%) Amazon S3
9 9 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
10 8 (0.97%) OpenShift
11 7 (0.85%) IaaS
11 7 (0.85%) npm
12 6 (0.73%) Firebase
13 5 (0.61%) PaaS
14 4 (0.49%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 4 (0.49%) Google App Engine
15 3 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
15 3 (0.36%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 2 (0.24%) G Suite
16 2 (0.24%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (3.65%) HTTP
2 15 (1.82%) SSL
3 13 (1.58%) Firewall
4 12 (1.46%) TCP/IP
5 10 (1.22%) Internet
5 10 (1.22%) Intranet
6 4 (0.49%) VPN
7 3 (0.36%) Bluetooth
7 3 (0.36%) Broadband
8 2 (0.24%) RFID
8 2 (0.24%) RS-232
9 1 (0.12%) AMQP
9 1 (0.12%) Asterisk PBX
9 1 (0.12%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.12%) Skype
9 1 (0.12%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (12.27%) Big Data
2 86 (10.45%) MySQL
3 74 (8.99%) SQL Server
4 61 (7.41%) NoSQL
5 55 (6.68%) MongoDB
6 51 (6.20%) Hadoop
7 39 (4.74%) Redis
8 21 (2.55%) Relational Database
9 19 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
10 17 (2.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 16 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
12 15 (1.82%) Amazon Redshift
12 15 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 14 (1.70%) Apache Hive
14 11 (1.34%) Apache Cassandra
15 7 (0.85%) Couchbase
16 6 (0.73%) DB2
17 4 (0.49%) Oracle Database
17 4 (0.49%) RDBMS
17 4 (0.49%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 133 (16.16%) Git (software)
2 81 (9.84%) Jenkins
3 73 (8.87%) Selenium
4 61 (7.41%) JIRA
4 61 (7.41%) NUnit
5 50 (6.08%) TeamCity
6 43 (5.22%) MSTest
7 39 (4.74%) JUnit
7 39 (4.74%) Subversion
8 25 (3.04%) gulp
8 25 (3.04%) Jasmine
9 24 (2.92%) SonarQube
10 23 (2.79%) Grunt
10 23 (2.79%) Maven
11 22 (2.67%) Robot Framework
12 21 (2.55%) Gradle
13 19 (2.31%) Bitbucket
14 18 (2.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 18 (2.19%) Mercurial
14 18 (2.19%) webpack
General
1 182 (22.11%) Finance
2 62 (7.53%) Marketing
3 58 (7.05%) Retail
4 51 (6.20%) Electronics
5 48 (5.83%) Manufacturing
6 43 (5.22%) Telecoms
7 27 (3.28%) Military
8 25 (3.04%) Law
9 24 (2.92%) Banking
10 22 (2.67%) Advertising
11 20 (2.43%) Automotive
12 14 (1.70%) Games
13 8 (0.97%) German Language
13 8 (0.97%) Investment Banking
14 7 (0.85%) French Language
14 7 (0.85%) Japanese Language
15 5 (0.61%) Retail Banking
16 4 (0.49%) Legal
17 3 (0.36%) Multimedia
17 3 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 362 (43.99%) Software Engineer
2 282 (34.26%) Developer
3 121 (14.70%) Java Engineer
4 111 (13.49%) Java Software Engineer
5 90 (10.94%) Senior Software Engineer
6 82 (9.96%) C# Software Engineer
7 74 (8.99%) Java Developer
8 61 (7.41%) .NET Developer
8 61 (7.41%) C# Developer
9 58 (7.05%) Senior Developer
10 51 (6.20%) .NET Software Engineer
10 51 (6.20%) Software Developer
11 48 (5.83%) C# .NET Developer
12 37 (4.50%) Agile Developer
12 37 (4.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 37 (4.50%) Lead Software Engineer
13 36 (4.37%) DevOps Engineer
13 36 (4.37%) Senior Java Engineer
14 32 (3.89%) Agile .NET Developer
14 32 (3.89%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 237 (28.80%) HTML
2 227 (27.58%) CSS
3 204 (24.79%) .NET
4 192 (23.33%) AngularJS
5 172 (20.90%) React
6 150 (18.23%) Spring
7 121 (14.70%) Web Services
8 117 (14.22%) ASP.NET
8 117 (14.22%) Node.js
9 109 (13.24%) RESTful
10 105 (12.76%) HTML5
11 85 (10.33%) XML
12 84 (10.21%) CSS3
13 81 (9.84%) REST
14 77 (9.36%) jQuery
15 75 (9.11%) SOAP
16 74 (8.99%) ASP.NET MVC
17 62 (7.53%) JSON
18 58 (7.05%) Hibernate
19 55 (6.68%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 97 (11.79%) Greenfield Project
2 62 (7.53%) Computer Science
3 59 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
4 46 (5.59%) User Experience
5 21 (2.55%) Virtual Team
6 20 (2.43%) Mobile App
7 19 (2.31%) Algorithms
8 16 (1.94%) Self-Motivation
9 15 (1.82%) Fintech
10 14 (1.70%) Data Structures
11 12 (1.46%) Xbox
12 10 (1.22%) Mainframe
13 9 (1.09%) Wiki
14 7 (0.85%) Arduino
15 6 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
16 5 (0.61%) Blog
16 5 (0.61%) Client/Server
16 5 (0.61%) Cloud Native
16 5 (0.61%) Social Media
17 4 (0.49%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 111 (13.49%) Linux
2 58 (7.05%) Windows
3 31 (3.77%) Android
4 27 (3.28%) Apple iOS
5 10 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (0.97%) Embedded Linux
6 8 (0.97%) Mac OS X
7 7 (0.85%) CentOS
8 5 (0.61%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.36%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.24%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.12%) DC/OS
11 1 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.12%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 546 (66.34%) Agile Software Development
2 267 (32.44%) Scrum
3 256 (31.11%) TDD
4 241 (29.28%) Continuous Integration
5 200 (24.30%) DevOps
6 151 (18.35%) BDD
6 151 (18.35%) Test Automation
7 150 (18.23%) MVC
8 142 (17.25%) OO
9 118 (14.34%) Kanban
10 114 (13.85%) Microservices
11 113 (13.73%) Mentoring
12 106 (12.88%) E-Commerce
13 97 (11.79%) SDLC
14 90 (10.94%) Open Source
15 78 (9.48%) Web Development
16 76 (9.23%) Continuous Delivery
16 76 (9.23%) Continuous Improvement
17 74 (8.99%) Front End Development
18 72 (8.75%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 372 (45.20%) Java
2 353 (42.89%) JavaScript
3 245 (29.77%) C#
4 162 (19.68%) SQL
5 154 (18.71%) Python
6 110 (13.37%) PHP
7 108 (13.12%) C++
8 91 (11.06%) C
9 70 (8.51%) Java 8
10 56 (6.80%) Ruby
11 51 (6.20%) T-SQL
12 48 (5.83%) Go
13 46 (5.59%) Bash Shell
14 42 (5.10%) Scala
15 38 (4.62%) PL/SQL
16 36 (4.37%) TypeScript
17 31 (3.77%) Perl
18 16 (1.94%) ES6
18 16 (1.94%) Java 9
19 13 (1.58%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 125 (15.19%) Degree
2 59 (7.17%) Security Cleared
3 34 (4.13%) DV Cleared
4 32 (3.89%) Computer Science Degree
5 19 (2.31%) SC Cleared
6 13 (1.58%) HND
7 9 (1.09%) Numerate Degree
8 8 (0.97%) CCNA
8 8 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (0.97%) CISSP
8 8 (0.97%) CompTIA Security+
8 8 (0.97%) GIAC
8 8 (0.97%) Linux+ Certification
8 8 (0.97%) MCSE
8 8 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (0.97%) Network+ Certification
8 8 (0.97%) SANS
8 8 (0.97%) SSCP
8 8 (0.97%) Sun Certification
9 7 (0.85%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (9.48%) QA
2 19 (2.31%) GCP
3 6 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.61%) Web Application Security Consortium
5 3 (0.36%) ISO 13485
5 3 (0.36%) ISO 15765
6 2 (0.24%) GDPR
7 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.12%) GPG13
7 1 (0.12%) MISRA
System Software
1 138 (16.77%) Docker
2 12 (1.46%) vSphere
3 4 (0.49%) Firmware
3 4 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.36%) LXC
5 2 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.12%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.12%) HDFS
6 1 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.12%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 64 (7.78%) Ansible
2 58 (7.05%) Kubernetes
3 56 (6.80%) Puppet
4 44 (5.35%) Opscode Chef
5 21 (2.55%) Salt
6 13 (1.58%) Terraform
7 6 (0.73%) Docker Swarm
8 5 (0.61%) Kibana
8 5 (0.61%) Packer
9 4 (0.49%) Consul
9 4 (0.49%) Grafana
9 4 (0.49%) Graphite
9 4 (0.49%) Nagios
9 4 (0.49%) Opsview
9 4 (0.49%) ZABBIX
10 3 (0.36%) logstash
11 2 (0.24%) Cobbler
11 2 (0.24%) Rundeck
11 2 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 1 (0.12%) FlexNet
Vendors
1 77 (9.36%) Microsoft
2 68 (8.26%) Oracle
3 51 (6.20%) SAP
4 46 (5.59%) Google
5 21 (2.55%) WorldPay
6 16 (1.94%) Red Hat
7 13 (1.58%) hybris
8 12 (1.46%) Adobe
8 12 (1.46%) ATG
8 12 (1.46%) Sitecore
9 9 (1.09%) Intapp
9 9 (1.09%) Xamarin
10 8 (0.97%) Sun
11 5 (0.61%) Aquila
11 5 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (0.61%) Twitter
12 4 (0.49%) HP
12 4 (0.49%) IBM
12 4 (0.49%) Remedy
12 4 (0.49%) Siemens