The table below looks at the statistics for the Developer role in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 1131 1396 1686
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 31.57% 34.89% 40.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 33.16% 36.91% 43.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1002 1172 1509
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
Developer
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Manchester region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3411 3782 3907
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.20% 94.53% 94.95%
Number of salaries quoted 2827 3113 3383
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Developer in the job title across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Developer
Salary Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Developer across the Manchester region.

Developer Salary Trend in Manchester

Developer
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Developer across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

Developer Salary Histogram in Manchester

Developer
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton -1 45 £42,500 +6.25% 12
Stockport -2 43 £37,500 - 13
Wigan 0 30 £32,500 -13.33% 8
Altrincham +12 25 £40,000 -11.11% 11
Cheadle +2 19 £33,750 -15.62% 6
Salford -5 18 £37,500 -6.25% 4
Oldham 0 14 £30,250 -13.57% 4
Rochdale 0 11 £45,000 +13.92% 1
Bury -1 9 £35,000 +55.55% 2
Sale -3 5 £37,500 -3.22% 2
Ashton-under-Lyne - 5 £32,500 - 2
Developer
North West

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester region that cited Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Developer in their job title.

1 1156 (48.49%) HTML
2 1114 (46.73%) JavaScript
3 1111 (46.60%) .NET
4 1058 (44.38%) C#
5 1031 (43.25%) CSS
6 1030 (43.20%) Agile Software Development
7 874 (36.66%) SQL Server
8 801 (33.60%) ASP.NET
9 785 (32.93%) SQL
10 739 (31.00%) MVC
11 592 (24.83%) jQuery
12 486 (20.39%) TDD
13 475 (19.92%) PHP
14 426 (17.87%) HTML5
15 425 (17.83%) OO
16 414 (17.37%) Java
17 400 (16.78%) Web Services
18 370 (15.52%) WCF
19 363 (15.23%) ASP.NET MVC
20 348 (14.60%) XML
21 342 (14.35%) AngularJS
22 337 (14.14%) Scrum
23 335 (14.05%) Microsoft
24 309 (12.96%) MySQL
25 304 (12.75%) Degree
26 274 (11.49%) Git (software)
27 253 (10.61%) .NET Framework
28 237 (9.94%) Finance
29 236 (9.90%) CSS3
30 235 (9.86%) Web Development

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester region that cited Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 155 (6.50%) Node.js
2 136 (5.70%) CMS
3 108 (4.53%) WordPress
4 90 (3.78%) SharePoint
5 66 (2.77%) Apache
6 61 (2.56%) Umbraco
7 58 (2.43%) IIS
8 43 (1.80%) WebLogic
8 43 (1.80%) Drupal
9 41 (1.72%) Tomcat
10 31 (1.30%) Sitecore CMS
11 21 (0.88%) Oracle Service Bus
11 21 (0.88%) WebSphere
11 21 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 17 (0.71%) JBoss
13 13 (0.55%) Apache Solr
14 12 (0.50%) nginx
15 10 (0.42%) GlassFish
15 10 (0.42%) Joomla!
15 10 (0.42%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 132 (5.54%) MS Excel
2 45 (1.89%) Photoshop
3 28 (1.17%) MS Office
4 13 (0.55%) PowerPivot
5 11 (0.46%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 6 (0.25%) Fireworks
7 5 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
7 5 (0.21%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.084%) Final Cut Pro
8 2 (0.084%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 107 (4.49%) Magento
2 31 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 22 (0.92%) Oracle BPM
4 11 (0.46%) Visualfiles
5 9 (0.38%) Tridion
6 8 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.13%) Line 50
8 3 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.084%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.084%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.084%) Shopify
9 2 (0.084%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.084%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 2 (0.084%) Oracle Receivables
9 2 (0.084%) Oracle Assets
10 1 (0.042%) SAP BPC
10 1 (0.042%) Oracle EBS
10 1 (0.042%) Exstream
10 1 (0.042%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 70 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 51 (2.14%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (0.67%) GitHub
4 10 (0.42%) SaaS
5 8 (0.34%) Office 365
6 6 (0.25%) Google Analytics
7 4 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.17%) Trello
8 3 (0.13%) Force.com
9 2 (0.084%) Yammer
10 1 (0.042%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.042%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 85 (3.57%) Internet
2 43 (1.80%) HTTP
3 31 (1.30%) Intranet
4 10 (0.42%) Broadband
5 9 (0.38%) SSL
6 3 (0.13%) Extranet
6 3 (0.13%) VLAN
7 2 (0.084%) Network Security
7 2 (0.084%) SMS
7 2 (0.084%) SSH
7 2 (0.084%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.042%) Wireless
8 1 (0.042%) LAN
8 1 (0.042%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 874 (36.66%) SQL Server
2 309 (12.96%) MySQL
3 208 (8.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 188 (7.89%) SQL Server 2008
5 143 (6.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 96 (4.03%) Data Warehouse
7 85 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 81 (3.40%) Relational Database
9 67 (2.81%) Oracle Database
10 65 (2.73%) SQL Server 2012
11 64 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
12 55 (2.31%) SQL Server 2005
13 49 (2.06%) Big Data
14 41 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
15 38 (1.59%) NoSQL
16 34 (1.43%) MongoDB
17 25 (1.05%) Hadoop
18 24 (1.01%) OLAP
19 21 (0.88%) SQL Server 2000
20 20 (0.84%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 274 (11.49%) Git (software)
2 148 (6.21%) Team Foundation Server
3 124 (5.20%) Visual Studio
4 119 (4.99%) NUnit
4 119 (4.99%) Subversion
5 64 (2.68%) Selenium
6 51 (2.14%) Eclipse
7 43 (1.80%) JUnit
8 42 (1.76%) Grunt
9 36 (1.51%) Rhino Mocks
10 34 (1.43%) Ant
11 30 (1.26%) Maven
12 28 (1.17%) MSTest
12 28 (1.17%) Mercurial
13 26 (1.09%) SoapUI
14 25 (1.05%) Jenkins
15 23 (0.96%) Moq
16 21 (0.88%) Xcode
17 20 (0.84%) Cucumber
18 19 (0.80%) Jasmine
General
1 237 (9.94%) Finance
2 109 (4.57%) Games
3 83 (3.48%) Marketing
4 70 (2.94%) Retail
5 37 (1.55%) Advertising
6 35 (1.47%) Legal
7 32 (1.34%) Law
8 26 (1.09%) Manufacturing
8 26 (1.09%) Banking
9 25 (1.05%) Telecoms
10 17 (0.71%) Back Office
10 17 (0.71%) Automotive
11 6 (0.25%) Local Government
12 4 (0.17%) Music Industry
12 4 (0.17%) Multimedia
12 4 (0.17%) Electronics
13 3 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.13%) Publishing
13 3 (0.13%) iGaming
14 1 (0.042%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1156 (48.49%) HTML
2 1111 (46.60%) .NET
3 1031 (43.25%) CSS
4 801 (33.60%) ASP.NET
5 592 (24.83%) jQuery
6 426 (17.87%) HTML5
7 400 (16.78%) Web Services
8 370 (15.52%) WCF
9 363 (15.23%) ASP.NET MVC
10 348 (14.60%) XML
11 342 (14.35%) AngularJS
12 253 (10.61%) .NET Framework
13 236 (9.90%) CSS3
14 200 (8.39%) Ajax
15 171 (7.17%) LINQ
16 161 (6.75%) WPF
17 145 (6.08%) REST
18 137 (5.75%) KnockoutJS
19 136 (5.70%) SOAP
20 129 (5.41%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 189 (7.93%) Mobile App
2 136 (5.70%) User Experience
2 136 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
3 119 (4.99%) Computer Science
4 60 (2.52%) iPhone
5 43 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
6 39 (1.64%) Mathematics
7 34 (1.43%) Visualisation
8 33 (1.38%) W3C
9 27 (1.13%) Inversion of Control
10 26 (1.09%) Streaming Music
11 25 (1.05%) N-Tier
11 25 (1.05%) Social Media
12 22 (0.92%) 3D Graphics
12 22 (0.92%) Statistics
13 20 (0.84%) Management Information System
14 19 (0.80%) Client/Server
14 19 (0.80%) NHS
14 19 (0.80%) Blog
15 16 (0.67%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 219 (9.19%) Windows
2 197 (8.26%) Linux
3 145 (6.08%) Android
4 109 (4.57%) Apple iOS
5 28 (1.17%) UNIX
6 15 (0.63%) Windows Mobile
7 11 (0.46%) Windows Phone
8 6 (0.25%) Mac OS X
9 5 (0.21%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.17%) CentOS
10 4 (0.17%) HPUX
11 3 (0.13%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.084%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.084%) AIX
12 2 (0.084%) openSUSE
12 2 (0.084%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.084%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.042%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.042%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.042%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1030 (43.20%) Agile Software Development
2 739 (31.00%) MVC
3 486 (20.39%) TDD
4 425 (17.83%) OO
5 337 (14.14%) Scrum
6 235 (9.86%) Web Development
7 207 (8.68%) E-Commerce
8 206 (8.64%) OOP
9 205 (8.60%) Software Engineering
10 187 (7.84%) SDLC
11 174 (7.30%) Unit Testing
12 140 (5.87%) Web Application Development
13 138 (5.79%) Business Intelligence
14 133 (5.58%) Continuous Integration
15 128 (5.37%) BDD
16 115 (4.82%) Mobile Development
17 103 (4.32%) Mentoring
18 97 (4.07%) UML
19 86 (3.61%) Project Management
20 84 (3.52%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 1114 (46.73%) JavaScript
2 1058 (44.38%) C#
3 785 (32.93%) SQL
4 475 (19.92%) PHP
5 414 (17.37%) Java
6 166 (6.96%) T-SQL
7 160 (6.71%) VB.NET
8 147 (6.17%) C++
9 81 (3.40%) Python
10 70 (2.94%) VBA
11 59 (2.47%) Objective-C
12 56 (2.35%) Ruby
13 55 (2.31%) C
14 43 (1.80%) VB
15 41 (1.72%) PL/SQL
16 37 (1.55%) Perl
17 23 (0.96%) Bash Shell
18 21 (0.88%) PHP5
19 13 (0.55%) PowerShell
20 12 (0.50%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 304 (12.75%) Degree
2 19 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (0.25%) MCP
4 4 (0.17%) MCSE
4 4 (0.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (0.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (0.13%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (0.084%) Sun Certification
6 2 (0.084%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.042%) OCAJ
7 1 (0.042%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.042%) PMP
7 1 (0.042%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.042%) IBM Certification
7 1 (0.042%) HND
7 1 (0.042%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (2.06%) QA
2 19 (0.80%) SLA
3 9 (0.38%) HL7
4 5 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.21%) WAI
5 4 (0.17%) DICOM
6 1 (0.042%) WCAG
System Software
1 7 (0.29%) HDFS
2 6 (0.25%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.21%) vSphere
4 3 (0.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (0.21%) Vagrant
3 3 (0.13%) Puppet
4 1 (0.042%) logstash
4 1 (0.042%) Salt
4 1 (0.042%) Graphite
Vendors
1 335 (14.05%) Microsoft
2 176 (7.38%) Oracle
3 90 (3.78%) Zend
4 81 (3.40%) Google
5 41 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
6 40 (1.68%) Sitecore
7 27 (1.13%) SAP
8 25 (1.05%) Perforce
9 21 (0.88%) Adobe
10 18 (0.76%) Facebook
11 17 (0.71%) DevExpress
12 13 (0.55%) Twitter
13 11 (0.46%) Tableau
13 11 (0.46%) Xamarin
13 11 (0.46%) IBM
13 11 (0.46%) Symbian
13 11 (0.46%) Capita
14 10 (0.42%) Apple
15 8 (0.34%) Unisys
16 7 (0.29%) EPiServer
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