Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
North West > Manchester
6 months to
9 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 21 25 26
Rank change year-on-year +4 +1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 598 691 738
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 9.62% 9.65% 9.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.18% 10.59% 10.17%
Number of salaries quoted 365 536 571
Manchester median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £32,050 £31,750 £31,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £63,750
North West median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +11.76%

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 5,876 6,525 7,255
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 94.55% 91.11% 92.64%
Number of salaries quoted 4,687 5,401 5,973
Manchester median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,946 £26,750 £26,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £71,250 £66,250
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +7.50%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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
Stockport +16 43 £50,000 -11.11% 16
Salford 0 21 £50,000 +54.89% 10
Wigan - 7 £40,000 - 2
Altrincham +26 6 £46,250 -17.41% 4
Sale +8 2 £40,000 +35.59%
Bolton -8 2 £43,750 +45.83% 3
Cheadle -8 2 £55,000 +54.93% 1
Oldham -2 1 £55,000 +100.00%
Rochdale -3 1 £35,500 -27.18%
Software Engineering
North West

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 349 (58.36%) Agile Software Development
2 233 (38.96%) Java
3 198 (33.11%) JavaScript
4 154 (25.75%) C#
4 154 (25.75%) Git (software)
5 140 (23.41%) SQL
6 137 (22.91%) AWS
7 135 (22.58%) .NET
8 134 (22.41%) C++
9 128 (21.40%) TDD
10 124 (20.74%) Mentoring
11 120 (20.07%) DevOps
12 111 (18.56%) Scrum
13 108 (18.06%) Problem-Solving
14 106 (17.73%) HTML
15 100 (16.72%) Linux
15 100 (16.72%) Python
16 99 (16.56%) Computer Science
17 98 (16.39%) Coaching
18 97 (16.22%) Microservices
19 94 (15.72%) Azure
20 92 (15.38%) Finance
21 90 (15.05%) CSS
22 88 (14.72%) AngularJS
23 83 (13.88%) Open Source
23 83 (13.88%) NoSQL
24 82 (13.71%) Degree
25 81 (13.55%) Test Automation
26 79 (13.21%) C
26 79 (13.21%) Microsoft

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 24 (4.01%) Confluence
2 18 (3.01%) Cloud Foundry
3 14 (2.34%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (0.67%) nginx
5 2 (0.33%) Apache
5 2 (0.33%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.17%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.17%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.17%) CMS
6 1 (0.17%) IIS
6 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.17%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.17%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 2 (0.33%) Magento
2 1 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 137 (22.91%) AWS
2 94 (15.72%) Azure
3 47 (7.86%) Serverless
4 41 (6.86%) GitHub
5 39 (6.52%) GCP
6 30 (5.02%) AWS Lambda
7 20 (3.34%) SaaS
8 19 (3.18%) Amazon EC2
9 15 (2.51%) Amazon S3
10 10 (1.67%) Amazon SQS
10 10 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
11 9 (1.51%) Sage Pay
12 5 (0.84%) npm
13 4 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (0.67%) BlazeMeter
14 3 (0.50%) Amazon ECS
14 3 (0.50%) PaaS
15 2 (0.33%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 2 (0.33%) IaaS
15 2 (0.33%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.84%) Internet
2 7 (1.17%) MQTT
3 6 (1.00%) HTTPS
4 5 (0.84%) HTTP
5 4 (0.67%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.50%) DNS
7 2 (0.33%) DHCP
7 2 (0.33%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.33%) RS-485
7 2 (0.33%) SNMP
7 2 (0.33%) Software-Defined Radio
7 2 (0.33%) SSL
8 1 (0.17%) ATM
8 1 (0.17%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.17%) Firewall
8 1 (0.17%) GSM
8 1 (0.17%) RFID
8 1 (0.17%) RS-232
8 1 (0.17%) VPN
8 1 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (13.88%) NoSQL
2 75 (12.54%) Relational Database
3 61 (10.20%) MongoDB
4 44 (7.36%) SQL Server
5 39 (6.52%) MySQL
6 29 (4.85%) Data Warehouse
7 26 (4.35%) Big Data
7 26 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 26 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 22 (3.68%) PostgreSQL
9 20 (3.34%) BusinessObjects
10 19 (3.18%) Neo4j
11 14 (2.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 13 (2.17%) RDBMS
13 5 (0.84%) Redis
14 4 (0.67%) Amazon Redshift
14 4 (0.67%) BigQuery
14 4 (0.67%) Data Mining
14 4 (0.67%) Snowflake Schema
15 2 (0.33%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 154 (25.75%) Git (software)
2 46 (7.69%) Subversion
3 45 (7.53%) GitLab
4 41 (6.86%) JIRA
5 31 (5.18%) Jenkins
6 20 (3.34%) Eclipse
6 20 (3.34%) IBM UrbanCode
6 20 (3.34%) NetBeans
7 13 (2.17%) Grunt
8 12 (2.01%) Selenium
9 11 (1.84%) JUnit
10 10 (1.67%) Gerrit
10 10 (1.67%) gulp
11 9 (1.51%) IntelliJ
11 9 (1.51%) Jasmine
11 9 (1.51%) Mockito
12 7 (1.17%) Artifactory
12 7 (1.17%) Maven
12 7 (1.17%) SonarQube
13 6 (1.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 92 (15.38%) Finance
2 67 (11.20%) Banking
3 46 (7.69%) Retail
4 25 (4.18%) Automotive
5 18 (3.01%) Telecoms
6 17 (2.84%) Back Office
7 15 (2.51%) Games
8 8 (1.34%) Public Sector
9 5 (0.84%) Marketing
10 4 (0.67%) Electronics
10 4 (0.67%) Law
10 4 (0.67%) Legal
11 2 (0.33%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.17%) Military
12 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 339 (56.69%) Software Engineer
2 134 (22.41%) Developer
3 118 (19.73%) Senior Software Engineer
4 54 (9.03%) Junior
5 45 (7.53%) Java Developer
6 43 (7.19%) C# Developer
7 39 (6.52%) Java Engineer
8 37 (6.19%) Java Software Engineer
9 34 (5.69%) Junior Developer
10 29 (4.85%) C++ Developer
10 29 (4.85%) Junior Java Developer
11 28 (4.68%) C++ Software Engineer
12 27 (4.52%) Graduate
12 27 (4.52%) Junior C++ Developer
12 27 (4.52%) Senior Developer
12 27 (4.52%) Software Developer
13 26 (4.35%) Principal Engineer
13 26 (4.35%) Python Developer
14 25 (4.18%) Graduate C# Developer
14 25 (4.18%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (22.58%) .NET
2 106 (17.73%) HTML
3 90 (15.05%) CSS
4 88 (14.72%) AngularJS
5 78 (13.04%) Swagger
6 73 (12.21%) React
7 68 (11.37%) Node.js
8 55 (9.20%) RESTful
9 50 (8.36%) HTML5
10 49 (8.19%) .NET Core
11 46 (7.69%) ASP.NET
12 40 (6.69%) Spring
13 30 (5.02%) .NET Framework
14 29 (4.85%) WCF
15 28 (4.68%) Apache Flex
16 26 (4.35%) CSS3
16 26 (4.35%) React Native
17 25 (4.18%) REST
17 25 (4.18%) WPF
18 24 (4.01%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 76 (12.71%) User Experience
2 53 (8.86%) Algorithms
3 46 (7.69%) Mobile App
4 38 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
5 33 (5.52%) Embedded Systems
6 29 (4.85%) Cloud Native
6 29 (4.85%) Data Structures
6 29 (4.85%) Smartphone
7 24 (4.01%) Derivative
7 24 (4.01%) Hedge funds
8 22 (3.68%) Enterprise Software
9 21 (3.51%) Greenfield Project
10 16 (2.68%) BBC
11 13 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
12 10 (1.67%) Virtual Team
13 9 (1.51%) Linux Command Line
14 8 (1.34%) Augmented Reality
15 6 (1.00%) Internet of Things
15 6 (1.00%) Robotics
16 5 (0.84%) Infotainment
Operating Systems
1 100 (16.72%) Linux
2 43 (7.19%) Android
3 22 (3.68%) Windows
4 18 (3.01%) Apple iOS
5 16 (2.68%) Tizen
6 13 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (2.17%) Unix
7 11 (1.84%) CentOS
8 10 (1.67%) SUSE
8 10 (1.67%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.67%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.67%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.17%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 349 (58.36%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (21.40%) TDD
3 124 (20.74%) Mentoring
4 120 (20.07%) DevOps
5 111 (18.56%) Scrum
6 108 (18.06%) Problem-Solving
7 99 (16.56%) Computer Science
8 98 (16.39%) Coaching
9 97 (16.22%) Microservices
10 83 (13.88%) Open Source
11 81 (13.55%) Test Automation
12 76 (12.71%) Continuous Integration
12 76 (12.71%) OO
13 66 (11.04%) MVC
14 52 (8.70%) SOA
15 51 (8.53%) SDLC
16 46 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
17 45 (7.53%) Pair Programming
18 44 (7.36%) Mathematics
19 43 (7.19%) Open Source Development
Programming Languages
1 233 (38.96%) Java
2 198 (33.11%) JavaScript
3 154 (25.75%) C#
4 140 (23.41%) SQL
5 134 (22.41%) C++
6 100 (16.72%) Python
7 79 (13.21%) C
8 31 (5.18%) Go
9 25 (4.18%) R
9 25 (4.18%) T-SQL
10 22 (3.68%) TypeScript
11 21 (3.51%) Ruby
12 20 (3.34%) VBA
13 19 (3.18%) PHP
14 12 (2.01%) Kotlin
15 11 (1.84%) MATLAB
16 10 (1.67%) Apex Code
17 9 (1.51%) Perl
18 7 (1.17%) Bash Shell
19 6 (1.00%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 82 (13.71%) Degree
2 46 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (2.01%) Security Cleared
4 11 (1.84%) DV Cleared
5 7 (1.17%) DBS Check
6 5 (0.84%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.67%) CISM
7 4 (0.67%) CISSP
8 2 (0.33%) APMP
8 2 (0.33%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.33%) PhD
8 2 (0.33%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.17%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.17%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (7.36%) QA
2 5 (0.84%) ISO 26262
3 2 (0.33%) GDPR
4 1 (0.17%) SLA
4 1 (0.17%) Solvency II
System Software
1 26 (4.35%) Docker
2 20 (3.34%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 11 (1.84%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.50%) Firmware
5 2 (0.33%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.17%) LXC
6 1 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.17%) vSphere
6 1 (0.17%) zsh
Systems Management
1 33 (5.52%) Kubernetes
2 20 (3.34%) Tivoli
3 11 (1.84%) Ansible
3 11 (1.84%) Kibana
4 8 (1.34%) Terraform
5 7 (1.17%) Puppet
6 6 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.33%) Grafana
7 2 (0.33%) Prometheus
7 2 (0.33%) Salt
8 1 (0.17%) Istio
8 1 (0.17%) linkerd
8 1 (0.17%) logstash
8 1 (0.17%) Nagios
Vendors
1 79 (13.21%) Microsoft
2 67 (11.20%) Sage
3 43 (7.19%) Google
4 21 (3.51%) IBM
5 16 (2.68%) QNX
6 10 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (1.34%) Oracle
8 4 (0.67%) Xamarin
9 3 (0.50%) Zend
10 2 (0.33%) Dynatrace
10 2 (0.33%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.17%) AppDynamics
11 1 (0.17%) Arqiva
11 1 (0.17%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.17%) FIS
11 1 (0.17%) New Relic
11 1 (0.17%) SaltStack
11 1 (0.17%) Tableau
11 1 (0.17%) TOWER Software
11 1 (0.17%) WorldPay