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

Software Engineering
North West > Manchester
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 31 24
Rank change year-on-year +9 -7 +22
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 751 661 574
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 10.37% 8.28% 7.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.45% 8.96% 8.58%
Number of salaries quoted 599 528 492
Manchester median annual salary £50,000 £46,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.11% +8.82% +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,750 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £60,000 £57,500
North West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +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 6,560 7,376 6,688
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 90.60% 92.41% 91.92%
Number of salaries quoted 5,436 6,116 5,692
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £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 23 September 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 September 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 -7 17 £62,500 +47.06% 8
Salford -1 15 £35,750 -20.56% 5
Ashton-under-Lyne - 11 £35,000 -
Rochdale - 9 £48,750 - 1
Oldham 0 8 £35,000 -6.67% 5
Cheadle -4 7 £35,500 -11.25%
Bury -2 6 £50,000 +42.86% 1
Bolton +12 4 £30,000 -25.00% 3
Altrincham -10 4 £56,000 +32.54%
Sale -5 2 £29,500 -16.31%
Software Engineering
North West

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 477 (63.52%) Agile Software Development
2 335 (44.61%) Java
3 291 (38.75%) JavaScript
4 233 (31.03%) TDD
5 229 (30.49%) Continuous Integration
6 212 (28.23%) Scrum
7 208 (27.70%) C#
8 198 (26.36%) DevOps
9 190 (25.30%) HTML
10 185 (24.63%) .NET
11 180 (23.97%) CSS
12 177 (23.57%) Finance
13 159 (21.17%) SQL
14 155 (20.64%) AngularJS
15 152 (20.24%) Amazon AWS
16 148 (19.71%) Spring
17 141 (18.77%) BDD
18 140 (18.64%) MVC
19 136 (18.11%) Docker
20 134 (17.84%) React
21 132 (17.58%) Python
22 129 (17.18%) Test Automation
23 120 (15.98%) OO
24 116 (15.45%) Mentoring
25 111 (14.78%) Degree
26 109 (14.51%) E-Commerce
27 108 (14.38%) ASP.NET
27 108 (14.38%) Git (software)
28 107 (14.25%) Linux
29 104 (13.85%) 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 23 (3.06%) CMS
2 16 (2.13%) Apache Spark
2 16 (2.13%) Tomcat
3 15 (2.00%) Apache
4 12 (1.60%) Apache Pig
4 12 (1.60%) nginx
4 12 (1.60%) Sitecore CMS
5 10 (1.33%) Cloud Foundry
5 10 (1.33%) Confluence
5 10 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (0.93%) Apache Solr
7 6 (0.80%) WebSphere
7 6 (0.80%) WordPress
8 5 (0.67%) Drupal
9 3 (0.40%) WildFly
10 2 (0.27%) IIS
10 2 (0.27%) Jetty
10 2 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.27%) Sitefinity
10 2 (0.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (1.20%) Adobe Illustrator
2 6 (0.80%) Photoshop
3 4 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.13%) GIMP
4 1 (0.13%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 12 (1.60%) SAP Hybris
2 4 (0.53%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.13%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 152 (20.24%) Amazon AWS
2 93 (12.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (5.59%) Google Cloud Platform
4 35 (4.66%) SaaS
5 30 (3.99%) Cloud Computing
6 18 (2.40%) GitHub
7 15 (2.00%) OpenShift
8 14 (1.86%) Amazon S3
9 12 (1.60%) Amazon EC2
10 11 (1.46%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 7 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (0.93%) PaaS
12 5 (0.67%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 4 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 2 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
14 2 (0.27%) npm
14 2 (0.27%) Serverless
14 2 (0.27%) Yarn
15 1 (0.13%) AWS Lambda
15 1 (0.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (4.39%) HTTP
2 16 (2.13%) Firewall
2 16 (2.13%) SSL
2 16 (2.13%) TCP/IP
3 15 (2.00%) RS-232
4 13 (1.73%) Internet
4 13 (1.73%) Intranet
5 6 (0.80%) RS-485
6 4 (0.53%) VPN
7 2 (0.27%) Asterisk PBX
7 2 (0.27%) Broadband
7 2 (0.27%) Wireless
8 1 (0.13%) AMQP
8 1 (0.13%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.13%) RFID
8 1 (0.13%) SMS
8 1 (0.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (12.92%) Big Data
2 67 (8.92%) SQL Server
3 66 (8.79%) MySQL
4 56 (7.46%) NoSQL
5 49 (6.52%) MongoDB
6 38 (5.06%) Hadoop
7 30 (3.99%) Redis
8 23 (3.06%) PostgreSQL
9 20 (2.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 19 (2.53%) Apache Cassandra
11 18 (2.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 13 (1.73%) Apache Hive
12 13 (1.73%) Relational Database
13 11 (1.46%) Amazon Redshift
13 11 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
14 8 (1.07%) Couchbase
15 4 (0.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 4 (0.53%) DB2
15 4 (0.53%) Oracle ODI
15 4 (0.53%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 108 (14.38%) Git (software)
2 77 (10.25%) Jenkins
3 68 (9.05%) Selenium
4 50 (6.66%) JIRA
5 38 (5.06%) NUnit
6 32 (4.26%) MSTest
6 32 (4.26%) TeamCity
7 29 (3.86%) Subversion
8 25 (3.33%) JUnit
9 22 (2.93%) Robot Framework
10 21 (2.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 19 (2.53%) Jasmine
12 18 (2.40%) Maven
13 16 (2.13%) Bitbucket
14 15 (2.00%) Gradle
15 13 (1.73%) SonarQube
16 12 (1.60%) WebDriver
17 11 (1.46%) JMeter
17 11 (1.46%) Mercurial
17 11 (1.46%) Visual Studio
General
1 177 (23.57%) Finance
2 69 (9.19%) Electronics
3 55 (7.32%) Marketing
4 51 (6.79%) Retail
5 48 (6.39%) Manufacturing
6 43 (5.73%) Telecoms
7 37 (4.93%) Military
8 34 (4.53%) Games
9 33 (4.39%) Banking
9 33 (4.39%) Law
10 24 (3.20%) Advertising
11 12 (1.60%) Automotive
11 12 (1.60%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.67%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.53%) German Language
14 3 (0.40%) French Language
14 3 (0.40%) Japanese Language
15 2 (0.27%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 337 (44.87%) Software Engineer
2 232 (30.89%) Developer
3 113 (15.05%) Java Engineer
4 105 (13.98%) Java Software Engineer
5 74 (9.85%) Senior Software Engineer
6 73 (9.72%) C# Software Engineer
7 68 (9.05%) C# Developer
8 66 (8.79%) Java Developer
9 57 (7.59%) .NET Developer
10 51 (6.79%) Senior Developer
10 51 (6.79%) Software Developer
11 43 (5.73%) C# .NET Developer
12 42 (5.59%) .NET Software Engineer
12 42 (5.59%) Lead Software Engineer
13 41 (5.46%) Agile Developer
14 39 (5.19%) DevOps Engineer
15 34 (4.53%) Developer/Software Engineer
16 33 (4.39%) Agile C# Developer
16 33 (4.39%) C++ Software Engineer
17 30 (3.99%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 190 (25.30%) HTML
2 185 (24.63%) .NET
3 180 (23.97%) CSS
4 155 (20.64%) AngularJS
5 148 (19.71%) Spring
6 134 (17.84%) React
7 108 (14.38%) ASP.NET
8 99 (13.18%) Node.js
8 99 (13.18%) Web Services
9 98 (13.05%) RESTful
10 81 (10.79%) HTML5
11 71 (9.45%) ASP.NET MVC
12 69 (9.19%) REST
13 63 (8.39%) XML
14 59 (7.86%) SOAP
15 53 (7.06%) CSS3
15 53 (7.06%) jQuery
16 46 (6.13%) Hibernate
17 44 (5.86%) Spring Boot
18 43 (5.73%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 101 (13.45%) Greenfield Project
2 60 (7.99%) Computer Science
3 39 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
4 34 (4.53%) User Experience
5 19 (2.53%) Management Information System
6 17 (2.26%) Algorithms
6 17 (2.26%) Mobile App
6 17 (2.26%) Virtual Team
7 15 (2.00%) Fintech
8 14 (1.86%) Cloud Native
9 13 (1.73%) Mainframe
10 12 (1.60%) Data Structures
11 11 (1.46%) Arduino
12 7 (0.93%) Blog
12 7 (0.93%) N-Tier
12 7 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
12 7 (0.93%) Xbox
13 4 (0.53%) Acoustics
13 4 (0.53%) Social Media
13 4 (0.53%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 107 (14.25%) Linux
2 64 (8.52%) Windows
3 43 (5.73%) Android
4 42 (5.59%) Apple iOS
5 10 (1.33%) Mac OS X
6 8 (1.07%) Embedded Linux
7 7 (0.93%) CentOS
7 7 (0.93%) Ubuntu
8 6 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.40%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.40%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.27%) DC/OS
10 2 (0.27%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.27%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.13%) Amazon Linux
11 1 (0.13%) Debian
11 1 (0.13%) FreeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 477 (63.52%) Agile Software Development
2 233 (31.03%) TDD
3 229 (30.49%) Continuous Integration
4 212 (28.23%) Scrum
5 198 (26.36%) DevOps
6 141 (18.77%) BDD
7 140 (18.64%) MVC
8 129 (17.18%) Test Automation
9 120 (15.98%) OO
10 116 (15.45%) Mentoring
11 109 (14.51%) E-Commerce
12 99 (13.18%) Microservices
13 92 (12.25%) SDLC
14 90 (11.98%) Continuous Delivery
15 89 (11.85%) Kanban
16 88 (11.72%) Open Source
17 71 (9.45%) Continuous Improvement
18 66 (8.79%) Software Delivery
19 61 (8.12%) SOLID
20 53 (7.06%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 335 (44.61%) Java
2 291 (38.75%) JavaScript
3 208 (27.70%) C#
4 159 (21.17%) SQL
5 132 (17.58%) Python
6 104 (13.85%) C++
7 92 (12.25%) PHP
8 74 (9.85%) C
8 74 (9.85%) Java 8
9 44 (5.86%) Go
9 44 (5.86%) Scala
10 43 (5.73%) Bash Shell
11 41 (5.46%) T-SQL
12 37 (4.93%) Ruby
13 31 (4.13%) PL/SQL
14 29 (3.86%) TypeScript
15 28 (3.73%) Perl
16 20 (2.66%) Objective-C
17 14 (1.86%) PowerShell
18 13 (1.73%) Java 9
Qualifications
1 111 (14.78%) Degree
2 44 (5.86%) Security Cleared
3 36 (4.79%) Computer Science Degree
4 28 (3.73%) DV Cleared
5 15 (2.00%) SC Cleared
6 11 (1.46%) OCPJP
7 10 (1.33%) CCNA
7 10 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (1.33%) CISSP
7 10 (1.33%) CompTIA Security+
7 10 (1.33%) GIAC
7 10 (1.33%) Linux+ Certification
7 10 (1.33%) MCSE
7 10 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (1.33%) Network+ Certification
7 10 (1.33%) SANS
7 10 (1.33%) SSCP
8 6 (0.80%) Numerate Degree
9 5 (0.67%) AWS Certification
9 5 (0.67%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (8.92%) QA
2 6 (0.80%) GDPR
3 4 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.40%) ISO 15765
5 2 (0.27%) Web Application Security Consortium
6 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.13%) GPG13
6 1 (0.13%) MISRA
System Software
1 136 (18.11%) Docker
2 10 (1.33%) vSphere
3 3 (0.40%) Firmware
4 2 (0.27%) HDFS
4 2 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.13%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 64 (8.52%) Kubernetes
2 59 (7.86%) Ansible
3 57 (7.59%) Puppet
4 41 (5.46%) Opscode Chef
5 23 (3.06%) Salt
6 21 (2.80%) Terraform
7 8 (1.07%) Packer
8 5 (0.67%) Kibana
9 4 (0.53%) Consul
9 4 (0.53%) Docker Swarm
9 4 (0.53%) Grafana
9 4 (0.53%) Graphite
9 4 (0.53%) Nagios
9 4 (0.53%) Opsview
9 4 (0.53%) ZABBIX
10 3 (0.40%) logstash
11 2 (0.27%) Cobbler
11 2 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 1 (0.13%) Mesos
12 1 (0.13%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 65 (8.66%) Microsoft
2 51 (6.79%) SAP
3 42 (5.59%) Oracle
4 39 (5.19%) Google
5 13 (1.73%) hybris
5 13 (1.73%) Intapp
6 12 (1.60%) ATG
6 12 (1.60%) Sitecore
6 12 (1.60%) Xamarin
7 11 (1.46%) Red Hat
7 11 (1.46%) WorldPay
8 4 (0.53%) Adobe
8 4 (0.53%) IBM
8 4 (0.53%) ServiceNow
9 3 (0.40%) Apple
9 3 (0.40%) Atlassian
9 3 (0.40%) Facebook
9 3 (0.40%) Twitter
10 2 (0.27%) Cisco
10 2 (0.27%) Polycom