Period
to 16 April 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 16 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
North West > Manchester
6 months to
16 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 10 20 18
Rank change year-on-year +10 -2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 478 476 731
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 12.84% 9.84% 11.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.70% 10.48% 12.61%
Number of salaries quoted 438 349 520
10th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £43,750 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +8.25%
75th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
North West median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 3,488 4,543 5,796
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 93.71% 93.96% 93.02%
Number of salaries quoted 2,965 3,669 4,671
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £63,750 £61,250 £60,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
North West median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
Stockport +7 17 £35,000 -51.72% 7
Wigan +1 7 £60,000 +14.29% 1
Bolton -3 6 £38,000 -27.62% 3
Oldham +5 4 £50,000 -9.09%
Salford +19 3 £54,653 +1.77% 10
Altrincham +2 3 £37,500 -42.31% 4
Rochdale - 3 £45,000 - 2
Sale - 2 £55,000 - 3
Bury -2 1 £60,000 +77.78%
Software Engineering
North West

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 237 (49.58%) Agile Software Development
2 188 (39.33%) JavaScript
3 185 (38.70%) C#
4 184 (38.49%) AWS
5 140 (29.29%) Java
6 139 (29.08%) DevOps
7 132 (27.62%) .NET
8 127 (26.57%) Docker
9 122 (25.52%) TDD
10 117 (24.48%) Python
10 117 (24.48%) Azure
11 113 (23.64%) Kubernetes
12 95 (19.87%) SQL
13 93 (19.46%) Node.js
14 88 (18.41%) React
14 88 (18.41%) C++
15 81 (16.95%) AngularJS
16 80 (16.74%) Terraform
17 69 (14.44%) Go
17 69 (14.44%) Microservices
18 68 (14.23%) Linux
19 66 (13.81%) TypeScript
19 66 (13.81%) .NET Core
20 59 (12.34%) CSS
20 59 (12.34%) HTML
21 55 (11.51%) GCP
22 54 (11.30%) OO
23 51 (10.67%) Git (software)
24 49 (10.25%) NoSQL
25 46 (9.62%) Mentoring

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 18 (3.77%) Confluence
2 15 (3.14%) Elasticsearch
3 13 (2.72%) nginx
4 11 (2.30%) CMS
5 7 (1.46%) Apache Spark
6 5 (1.05%) Apache
6 5 (1.05%) Sitecore CMS
7 4 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.42%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.21%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.21%) Headless CMS
9 1 (0.21%) IIS
9 1 (0.21%) Mule
9 1 (0.21%) Mule ESB
9 1 (0.21%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Chatbot
1 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (1.05%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 2 (0.42%) Shopify
3 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.21%) Magento
3 1 (0.21%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 184 (38.49%) AWS
2 117 (24.48%) Azure
3 55 (11.51%) GCP
4 45 (9.41%) Serverless
5 30 (6.28%) AWS CloudFormation
6 23 (4.81%) SaaS
7 22 (4.60%) AWS Lambda
8 9 (1.88%) GitHub
9 8 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (1.26%) Amazon ECS
12 5 (1.05%) Amazon SQS
12 5 (1.05%) PaaS
13 4 (0.84%) Amazon Kinesis
13 4 (0.84%) IaaS
14 3 (0.63%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.63%) Azure Stack
14 3 (0.63%) CloudFront
15 2 (0.42%) AWS Step Functions
15 2 (0.42%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.26%) Ethernet
1 6 (1.26%) Modbus
1 6 (1.26%) RS-422
1 6 (1.26%) SNMP
2 3 (0.63%) Bluetooth
2 3 (0.63%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.42%) Internet
3 2 (0.42%) RFID
3 2 (0.42%) SMS
3 2 (0.42%) Software-Defined Radio
4 1 (0.21%) DNS
4 1 (0.21%) LAN
4 1 (0.21%) Skype
4 1 (0.21%) SSL
4 1 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.21%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (10.25%) NoSQL
2 44 (9.21%) SQL Server
3 35 (7.32%) PostgreSQL
4 25 (5.23%) MongoDB
5 20 (4.18%) MySQL
6 17 (3.56%) Redis
7 12 (2.51%) Relational Database
8 11 (2.30%) Big Data
9 10 (2.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 9 (1.88%) Hadoop
11 8 (1.67%) Amazon RDS
11 8 (1.67%) Cosmos DB
12 7 (1.46%) Apache Hive
12 7 (1.46%) GIS
13 6 (1.26%) Oracle Database
14 4 (0.84%) Data Lake
14 4 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
14 4 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 3 (0.63%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 51 (10.67%) Git (software)
2 35 (7.32%) Jenkins
3 22 (4.60%) JIRA
4 20 (4.18%) Visual Studio
5 17 (3.56%) GitLab
6 15 (3.14%) Subversion
7 13 (2.72%) Mercurial
8 8 (1.67%) Jasmine
9 7 (1.46%) Storybook
10 6 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (0.84%) C++Builder
11 4 (0.84%) Mocha
11 4 (0.84%) Selenium
12 3 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (0.63%) Babel
12 3 (0.63%) Bitbucket
12 3 (0.63%) Cucumber
12 3 (0.63%) Gradle
12 3 (0.63%) Maven
12 3 (0.63%) webpack
General
1 42 (8.79%) Finance
2 18 (3.77%) Law
2 18 (3.77%) Manufacturing
3 11 (2.30%) Electronics
4 10 (2.09%) Banking
4 10 (2.09%) Legal
4 10 (2.09%) Public Sector
4 10 (2.09%) Retail
5 9 (1.88%) Marketing
6 7 (1.46%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.05%) French Language
8 4 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.63%) Advertising
10 2 (0.42%) Back Office
10 2 (0.42%) Games
10 2 (0.42%) Publishing
11 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 234 (48.95%) Software Engineer
2 158 (33.05%) Developer
3 70 (14.64%) Senior Software Engineer
4 52 (10.88%) Senior Developer
5 33 (6.90%) .NET Developer
6 30 (6.28%) Lead Software Engineer
7 28 (5.86%) Software Developer
8 25 (5.23%) Java Engineer
9 24 (5.02%) C# Developer
9 24 (5.02%) Java Developer
10 22 (4.60%) Python Engineer
10 22 (4.60%) Python Software Engineer
11 21 (4.39%) DevOps Engineer
12 20 (4.18%) Developer/Software Engineer
12 20 (4.18%) Python Developer
13 19 (3.97%) Java Software Engineer
13 19 (3.97%) Lead Developer
14 18 (3.77%) AWS Engineer
14 18 (3.77%) Full Stack Developer
14 18 (3.77%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (27.62%) .NET
2 93 (19.46%) Node.js
3 88 (18.41%) React
4 81 (16.95%) AngularJS
5 66 (13.81%) .NET Core
6 59 (12.34%) CSS
6 59 (12.34%) HTML
7 46 (9.62%) Vue.js
8 39 (8.16%) ASP.NET
9 36 (7.53%) RabbitMQ
10 35 (7.32%) Spring
11 28 (5.86%) Web Services
12 27 (5.65%) Kafka
12 27 (5.65%) REST
13 25 (5.23%) .NET Framework
13 25 (5.23%) GraphQL
14 19 (3.97%) Spring Boot
15 17 (3.56%) HTML5
16 15 (3.14%) Java EE
16 15 (3.14%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 29 (6.07%) Greenfield Project
2 27 (5.65%) Mobile App
3 17 (3.56%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (3.35%) User Experience
5 12 (2.51%) Algorithms
6 10 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.46%) Embedded Systems
8 6 (1.26%) Cyberattack
9 5 (1.05%) Virtual Team
10 4 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (0.84%) IVR
11 3 (0.63%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.42%) Analogue Electronics
12 2 (0.42%) Cloud Native
12 2 (0.42%) Device Driver
12 2 (0.42%) NHS
12 2 (0.42%) Self-Motivation
12 2 (0.42%) Video Conferencing
13 1 (0.21%) Renewable Energy
13 1 (0.21%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 68 (14.23%) Linux
2 18 (3.77%) Android
3 16 (3.35%) Apple iOS
4 14 (2.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (2.09%) CentOS
5 10 (2.09%) Unix
6 5 (1.05%) Windows
7 2 (0.42%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (0.42%) Fedora
7 2 (0.42%) FreeRTOS
7 2 (0.42%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.42%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.21%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (49.58%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (29.08%) DevOps
3 122 (25.52%) TDD
4 69 (14.44%) Microservices
5 54 (11.30%) OO
6 46 (9.62%) Mentoring
6 46 (9.62%) MVC
6 46 (9.62%) OOP
6 46 (9.62%) Problem-Solving
6 46 (9.62%) Scrum
6 46 (9.62%) SOLID
7 45 (9.41%) Continuous Delivery
8 40 (8.37%) E-Commerce
9 39 (8.16%) SDLC
10 37 (7.74%) Continuous Integration
10 37 (7.74%) Unit Testing
11 35 (7.32%) Front End Development
12 31 (6.49%) Fintech
13 30 (6.28%) Test Automation
14 28 (5.86%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 188 (39.33%) JavaScript
2 185 (38.70%) C#
3 140 (29.29%) Java
4 117 (24.48%) Python
5 95 (19.87%) SQL
6 88 (18.41%) C++
7 69 (14.44%) Go
8 66 (13.81%) TypeScript
9 43 (9.00%) C
10 41 (8.58%) Ruby
11 33 (6.90%) Scala
12 28 (5.86%) Kotlin
13 22 (4.60%) ES6
14 20 (4.18%) PHP
15 9 (1.88%) T-SQL
16 7 (1.46%) PowerShell
17 5 (1.05%) Embedded C
17 5 (1.05%) Embedded C++
17 5 (1.05%) Haskell
17 5 (1.05%) Rust
Qualifications
1 21 (4.39%) Security Cleared
2 17 (3.56%) SC Cleared
3 15 (3.14%) Degree
4 10 (2.09%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (1.46%) AWS Certification
6 6 (1.26%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.42%) RHCE
7 2 (0.42%) RHCSA
8 1 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.81%) QA
2 10 (2.09%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.84%) GDPR
3 4 (0.84%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.84%) SLA
System Software
1 127 (26.57%) Docker
2 2 (0.42%) Firmware
3 1 (0.21%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 113 (23.64%) Kubernetes
2 80 (16.74%) Terraform
3 28 (5.86%) Ansible
4 5 (1.05%) HP Fortify
5 4 (0.84%) Packer
5 4 (0.84%) Prometheus
5 4 (0.84%) Puppet
6 3 (0.63%) Grafana
7 2 (0.42%) Consul
7 2 (0.42%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (0.42%) Graphite
8 1 (0.21%) Kibana
8 1 (0.21%) Nagios
8 1 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.21%) Rancher
8 1 (0.21%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 44 (9.21%) Microsoft
2 14 (2.93%) Red Hat
3 13 (2.72%) Oracle
4 12 (2.51%) Google
5 11 (2.30%) Atlassian
6 8 (1.67%) IBM
7 6 (1.26%) Instagram
8 5 (1.05%) HP
8 5 (1.05%) Sitecore
8 5 (1.05%) Sparx
9 4 (0.84%) Avaya
9 4 (0.84%) Cisco
9 4 (0.84%) Embarcadero
9 4 (0.84%) Genesys
9 4 (0.84%) Xamarin
10 3 (0.63%) Adobe
11 2 (0.42%) SAP
11 2 (0.42%) Zend
12 1 (0.21%) Splunk
12 1 (0.21%) TIBCO