Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
North West > Manchester
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 26 30
Rank change year-on-year +9 +4 +9
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 818 693 490
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 11.53% 8.98% 7.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.55% 9.66% 8.00%
Number of salaries quoted 661 518 433
Manchester median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,658
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.55% +16.64%
10th Percentile £31,750 £29,775 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £60,000 £58,750
North West median annual salary £49,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +15.29% -5.56% +12.50%

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 6,520 7,171 6,126
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 91.93% 92.88% 91.23%
Number of salaries quoted 5,403 6,088 5,119
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
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 23 May 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 23 May 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 +11 36 £62,500 +47.06% 4
Salford +16 18 £37,624 -16.39% 5
Altrincham +6 7 £29,000 - 3
Cheadle -4 6 £35,500 -19.32%
Rochdale 0 4 £48,750 -11.36% 1
Oldham -12 3 - - 1
Ashton-under-Lyne - 3 £35,000 - 3
Bury -5 2 £47,500 -2.56% 2
Bolton - 1 - - 1
Software Engineering
North West

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 529 (64.67%) Agile Software Development
2 380 (46.45%) Java
3 359 (43.89%) JavaScript
4 302 (36.92%) Scrum
5 268 (32.76%) C#
6 251 (30.68%) TDD
7 245 (29.95%) CSS
8 241 (29.46%) HTML
9 225 (27.51%) Continuous Integration
10 223 (27.26%) .NET
11 204 (24.94%) AngularJS
12 195 (23.84%) React
13 183 (22.37%) DevOps
14 172 (21.03%) Finance
15 168 (20.54%) MVC
16 166 (20.29%) SQL
17 159 (19.44%) OO
18 157 (19.19%) Python
19 151 (18.46%) Git (software)
19 151 (18.46%) Amazon AWS
20 149 (18.22%) BDD
21 145 (17.73%) Spring
22 142 (17.36%) E-Commerce
23 136 (16.63%) Web Services
24 131 (16.01%) Kanban
25 129 (15.77%) Test Automation
26 126 (15.40%) ASP.NET
27 121 (14.79%) Linux
27 121 (14.79%) Docker
28 120 (14.67%) 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 37 (4.52%) CMS
2 34 (4.16%) Apache Spark
3 29 (3.55%) Confluence
3 29 (3.55%) Tomcat
4 17 (2.08%) Apache Solr
5 15 (1.83%) Apache
6 13 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
7 12 (1.47%) JBoss
7 12 (1.47%) nginx
8 9 (1.10%) Apache Pig
8 9 (1.10%) WebSphere
9 6 (0.73%) Sitecore CMS
10 5 (0.61%) IIS
10 5 (0.61%) SharePoint
11 4 (0.49%) Tornado
11 4 (0.49%) WebSphere Portal
11 4 (0.49%) WordPress
12 3 (0.37%) CICS
12 3 (0.37%) Drupal
12 3 (0.37%) OpenStack
Applications
1 11 (1.34%) Photoshop
2 4 (0.49%) GIMP
2 4 (0.49%) SOLIDWORKS
3 3 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.24%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.24%) Maya
5 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.73%) SAP Hybris
2 4 (0.49%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.37%) Magento
4 2 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.12%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 151 (18.46%) Amazon AWS
2 70 (8.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (4.77%) SaaS
4 30 (3.67%) Google Cloud Platform
5 27 (3.30%) Cloud Computing
6 21 (2.57%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 21 (2.57%) GitHub
7 12 (1.47%) npm
8 8 (0.98%) OpenShift
9 7 (0.86%) Firebase
9 7 (0.86%) Google App Engine
9 7 (0.86%) IaaS
10 6 (0.73%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.49%) G Suite
12 4 (0.49%) Office 365
13 2 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
13 2 (0.24%) PaaS
14 1 (0.12%) AWS Lambda
14 1 (0.12%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 25 (3.06%) HTTP
2 10 (1.22%) SSL
3 8 (0.98%) Firewall
4 6 (0.73%) Internet
5 5 (0.61%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.49%) Bluetooth
6 4 (0.49%) Broadband
6 4 (0.49%) Ethernet
6 4 (0.49%) VPN
7 3 (0.37%) Intranet
7 3 (0.37%) RFID
8 1 (0.12%) Asterisk PBX
8 1 (0.12%) RS-232
8 1 (0.12%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (11.86%) SQL Server
2 93 (11.37%) MySQL
3 91 (11.12%) Big Data
4 60 (7.33%) NoSQL
5 55 (6.72%) Hadoop
6 51 (6.23%) MongoDB
7 44 (5.38%) Redis
8 23 (2.81%) Relational Database
9 21 (2.57%) Data Warehouse
10 16 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 15 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
12 14 (1.71%) Amazon Redshift
13 11 (1.34%) Apache Cassandra
14 10 (1.22%) Apache Hive
14 10 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 9 (1.10%) SQL Server 2014
16 7 (0.86%) DB2
17 5 (0.61%) GIS
17 5 (0.61%) Oracle Database
18 4 (0.49%) Datomic
Development Applications
1 151 (18.46%) Git (software)
2 74 (9.05%) NUnit
3 70 (8.56%) Jenkins
4 60 (7.33%) JIRA
5 47 (5.75%) Subversion
5 47 (5.75%) TeamCity
6 42 (5.13%) MSTest
7 37 (4.52%) Selenium
8 33 (4.03%) JUnit
9 32 (3.91%) gulp
10 30 (3.67%) Grunt
11 24 (2.93%) webpack
12 21 (2.57%) Maven
12 21 (2.57%) Mercurial
13 19 (2.32%) Jasmine
14 18 (2.20%) Visual Studio
15 17 (2.08%) Gradle
16 15 (1.83%) Bitbucket
16 15 (1.83%) Cucumber
16 15 (1.83%) SonarQube
General
1 172 (21.03%) Finance
2 85 (10.39%) Retail
3 70 (8.56%) Marketing
4 62 (7.58%) Electronics
5 58 (7.09%) Manufacturing
6 56 (6.85%) Telecoms
7 26 (3.18%) Advertising
8 17 (2.08%) Automotive
9 16 (1.96%) Military
10 13 (1.59%) Games
11 11 (1.34%) Banking
12 7 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.73%) French Language
13 6 (0.73%) German Language
13 6 (0.73%) Japanese Language
14 5 (0.61%) Law
15 4 (0.49%) Investment Banking
15 4 (0.49%) Legal
16 2 (0.24%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 358 (43.77%) Software Engineer
2 291 (35.57%) Developer
3 128 (15.65%) Java Engineer
4 110 (13.45%) Java Software Engineer
5 107 (13.08%) Senior Software Engineer
6 83 (10.15%) C# Software Engineer
7 77 (9.41%) Senior Developer
7 77 (9.41%) Software Developer
8 67 (8.19%) .NET Software Engineer
9 65 (7.95%) Java Developer
10 64 (7.82%) .NET Developer
11 61 (7.46%) C# Developer
12 54 (6.60%) C# .NET Developer
13 51 (6.23%) Lead Software Engineer
14 49 (5.99%) Senior Java Engineer
15 46 (5.62%) C# Software Developer
16 42 (5.13%) .NET Software Developer
17 41 (5.01%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 38 (4.65%) Senior Software Developer
19 36 (4.40%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 245 (29.95%) CSS
2 241 (29.46%) HTML
3 223 (27.26%) .NET
4 204 (24.94%) AngularJS
5 195 (23.84%) React
6 145 (17.73%) Spring
7 136 (16.63%) Web Services
8 126 (15.40%) ASP.NET
9 119 (14.55%) Node.js
10 110 (13.45%) jQuery
11 107 (13.08%) HTML5
12 104 (12.71%) RESTful
13 95 (11.61%) CSS3
14 93 (11.37%) XML
15 82 (10.02%) ASP.NET MVC
16 81 (9.90%) REST
17 72 (8.80%) SOAP
18 69 (8.44%) WCF
19 67 (8.19%) JSON
20 58 (7.09%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 98 (11.98%) Greenfield Project
2 70 (8.56%) Computer Science
3 65 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (4.28%) User Experience
5 26 (3.18%) Algorithms
6 18 (2.20%) Mobile App
7 17 (2.08%) Data Structures
8 15 (1.83%) Virtual Team
9 14 (1.71%) Self-Motivation
9 14 (1.71%) Xbox
10 13 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (0.98%) Fintech
11 8 (0.98%) Mainframe
12 7 (0.86%) Wiki
13 6 (0.73%) Animation
14 5 (0.61%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 4 (0.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 4 (0.49%) Hybrid Cloud
15 4 (0.49%) NHS
15 4 (0.49%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 121 (14.79%) Linux
2 61 (7.46%) Windows
3 20 (2.44%) Android
4 14 (1.71%) Apple iOS
5 10 (1.22%) Windows Server
6 8 (0.98%) Embedded Linux
7 4 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.49%) Unix
8 3 (0.37%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.12%) DC/OS
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.12%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 529 (64.67%) Agile Software Development
2 302 (36.92%) Scrum
3 251 (30.68%) TDD
4 225 (27.51%) Continuous Integration
5 183 (22.37%) DevOps
6 168 (20.54%) MVC
7 159 (19.44%) OO
8 149 (18.22%) BDD
9 142 (17.36%) E-Commerce
10 131 (16.01%) Kanban
11 129 (15.77%) Test Automation
12 115 (14.06%) Microservices
13 108 (13.20%) Mentoring
14 94 (11.49%) SDLC
15 92 (11.25%) Web Development
16 88 (10.76%) Front End Development
17 82 (10.02%) Open Source
18 67 (8.19%) Unit Testing
19 63 (7.70%) Machine Learning
19 63 (7.70%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 380 (46.45%) Java
2 359 (43.89%) JavaScript
3 268 (32.76%) C#
4 166 (20.29%) SQL
5 157 (19.19%) Python
6 120 (14.67%) C++
7 119 (14.55%) PHP
8 111 (13.57%) C
9 67 (8.19%) Ruby
10 59 (7.21%) T-SQL
11 57 (6.97%) Java 8
12 53 (6.48%) Go
13 39 (4.77%) PL/SQL
14 32 (3.91%) Scala
14 32 (3.91%) TypeScript
15 25 (3.06%) Perl
16 23 (2.81%) Bash Shell
17 19 (2.32%) ES6
18 15 (1.83%) Java 9
19 8 (0.98%) R
Qualifications
1 116 (14.18%) Degree
2 52 (6.36%) Security Cleared
3 37 (4.52%) Computer Science Degree
4 25 (3.06%) DV Cleared
5 22 (2.69%) SC Cleared
6 11 (1.34%) Master's Degree
7 10 (1.22%) HND
8 9 (1.10%) Sun Certification
9 8 (0.98%) Numerate Degree
9 8 (0.98%) PhD
10 4 (0.49%) RHCE
10 4 (0.49%) RHCSA
11 3 (0.37%) CCNA
11 3 (0.37%) CISSP
11 3 (0.37%) GIAC
11 3 (0.37%) Linux+ Certification
11 3 (0.37%) MCSE
11 3 (0.37%) Network+ Certification
11 3 (0.37%) OCPJP
11 3 (0.37%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (7.46%) QA
2 15 (1.83%) GCP
3 10 (1.22%) Web Application Security Consortium
4 4 (0.49%) ISO 13485
4 4 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.37%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.24%) ISO 15765
7 1 (0.12%) MISRA
System Software
1 121 (14.79%) Docker
2 7 (0.86%) Firmware
2 7 (0.86%) vSphere
3 5 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.49%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.37%) LXC
6 1 (0.12%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.12%) HDFS
6 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.12%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 64 (7.82%) Kubernetes
2 50 (6.11%) Ansible
3 38 (4.65%) Puppet
4 35 (4.28%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (1.34%) Terraform
6 9 (1.10%) Kibana
7 8 (0.98%) Prometheus
7 8 (0.98%) Salt
8 6 (0.73%) Docker Swarm
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%) Packer
9 4 (0.49%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.24%) logstash
10 2 (0.24%) Rundeck
10 2 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 1 (0.12%) FlexNet
Vendors
1 99 (12.10%) Microsoft
2 76 (9.29%) Oracle
3 56 (6.85%) SAP
4 42 (5.13%) WorldPay
5 38 (4.65%) Google
6 10 (1.22%) Red Hat
7 9 (1.10%) Adobe
7 9 (1.10%) Sun
8 8 (0.98%) Capita
9 7 (0.86%) hybris
10 6 (0.73%) ATG
10 6 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (0.73%) Sitecore
11 5 (0.61%) Aquila
11 5 (0.61%) VMware
11 5 (0.61%) Xamarin
12 4 (0.49%) Fujitsu
12 4 (0.49%) Remedy
12 4 (0.49%) Siemens
12 4 (0.49%) Zend