The table below looks at the statistics for the Software 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 Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 77 70 60
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 129 146 143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 3.28% 3.54% 3.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.43% 3.73% 3.88%
Number of salaries quoted 120 130 136
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £42,500 £39,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Software 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
3762 3917 3687
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.77% 95.07% 94.61%
Number of salaries quoted 3151 3240 3230
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Software Developer Salary Trend in Manchester

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Developer across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

Software Developer Salary Histogram in Manchester

Software 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 Software Developer within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 2 September 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
Stockport -1 6 £36,250 -13.69% 3
Bolton +13 5 £27,500 +10.00% 2
Altrincham +6 5 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Salford +1 4 £37,500 +7.14%
Rochdale 0 4 £35,000 -13.58%
Cheadle +4 2 £55,000 +37.50% 2
Oldham -4 2 £34,500 -11.53%
Software Developer
North West

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester region that cited Software 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 Software Developer in their job title.

1 137 (64.62%) .NET
2 127 (59.91%) C#
3 106 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 83 (39.15%) SQL Server
5 76 (35.85%) SQL
6 75 (35.38%) JavaScript
7 69 (32.55%) HTML
8 66 (31.13%) Degree
9 64 (30.19%) ASP.NET
10 63 (29.72%) Windows
11 59 (27.83%) TDD
12 56 (26.42%) Java
13 53 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
14 52 (24.53%) C++
14 52 (24.53%) WCF
15 50 (23.58%) CSS
15 50 (23.58%) MVC
16 48 (22.64%) Web Services
17 47 (22.17%) Microsoft
17 47 (22.17%) LINQ
18 46 (21.70%) Finance
19 43 (20.28%) XML
19 43 (20.28%) Visual Studio
20 39 (18.40%) WPF
20 39 (18.40%) Git (software)
21 38 (17.92%) REST
21 38 (17.92%) Continuous Integration
21 38 (17.92%) UML
22 37 (17.45%) Computer Science
23 36 (16.98%) Software Engineering

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester region that cited Software 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 Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (6.13%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.83%) IIS
3 5 (2.36%) CMS
4 3 (1.42%) Node.js
5 2 (0.94%) WordPress
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 9 (4.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.47%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.94%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.47%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 34 (16.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.25%) Internet
2 3 (1.42%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (39.15%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (3.30%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (2.83%) MariaDB
5 5 (2.36%) MySQL
6 4 (1.89%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.89%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.94%) SAP HANA
8 2 (0.94%) Big Data
8 2 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.47%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.47%) SQLite
9 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.47%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 43 (20.28%) Visual Studio
2 39 (18.40%) Git (software)
3 36 (16.98%) NUnit
4 26 (12.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (6.13%) Selenium
6 8 (3.77%) Subversion
7 6 (2.83%) JUnit
8 5 (2.36%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.42%) Moq
9 3 (1.42%) WinDbg
9 3 (1.42%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.94%) MSTest
10 2 (0.94%) ReSharper
10 2 (0.94%) Maven
10 2 (0.94%) CruiseControl
11 1 (0.47%) ProC
11 1 (0.47%) JIRA
11 1 (0.47%) AccuRev
11 1 (0.47%) Mercurial
11 1 (0.47%) FxCop
General
1 46 (21.70%) Finance
2 20 (9.43%) Retail
3 17 (8.02%) Games
4 11 (5.19%) Banking
5 10 (4.72%) Manufacturing
6 8 (3.77%) Law
7 4 (1.89%) Automotive
8 2 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.94%) Back Office
8 2 (0.94%) Legal
8 2 (0.94%) Marketing
9 1 (0.47%) Russian Language
9 1 (0.47%) Advertising
9 1 (0.47%) Publishing
9 1 (0.47%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (64.62%) .NET
2 69 (32.55%) HTML
3 64 (30.19%) ASP.NET
4 52 (24.53%) WCF
5 50 (23.58%) CSS
6 48 (22.64%) Web Services
7 47 (22.17%) LINQ
8 43 (20.28%) XML
9 39 (18.40%) WPF
10 38 (17.92%) REST
11 35 (16.51%) SOAP
12 32 (15.09%) jQuery
13 30 (14.15%) HTML5
13 30 (14.15%) .NET Framework
14 28 (13.21%) MSMQ
14 28 (13.21%) AngularJS
15 24 (11.32%) Ajax
16 22 (10.38%) ASP.NET MVC
17 21 (9.91%) Entity Framework
17 21 (9.91%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 53 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (17.45%) Computer Science
3 21 (9.91%) Mathematics
4 10 (4.72%) Mobile App
5 9 (4.25%) Physics
5 9 (4.25%) Animation
6 7 (3.30%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (3.30%) User Experience
7 6 (2.83%) NHS
8 5 (2.36%) 3D Graphics
8 5 (2.36%) Inversion of Control
9 4 (1.89%) W3C
9 4 (1.89%) Data Structures
10 3 (1.42%) Blog
11 2 (0.94%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.94%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.94%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.47%) EMV
12 1 (0.47%) Replication
12 1 (0.47%) APACS
Operating Systems
1 63 (29.72%) Windows
2 25 (11.79%) Linux
3 5 (2.36%) Mac OS X
4 4 (1.89%) HPUX
5 3 (1.42%) UNIX
6 2 (0.94%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.47%) Android
7 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (27.83%) TDD
3 50 (23.58%) MVC
4 38 (17.92%) UML
4 38 (17.92%) Continuous Integration
5 36 (16.98%) Software Engineering
6 35 (16.51%) SDLC
7 33 (15.57%) OO
8 17 (8.02%) Scrum
9 13 (6.13%) E-Commerce
10 12 (5.66%) OOP
10 12 (5.66%) Mobile Development
11 11 (5.19%) Project Management
11 11 (5.19%) BDD
12 10 (4.72%) Continuous Improvement
12 10 (4.72%) Process Management
12 10 (4.72%) Waterfall
13 9 (4.25%) Open Source
14 8 (3.77%) Unit Testing
14 8 (3.77%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 127 (59.91%) C#
2 76 (35.85%) SQL
3 75 (35.38%) JavaScript
4 56 (26.42%) Java
5 52 (24.53%) C++
6 33 (15.57%) VBA
7 32 (15.09%) PHP
8 23 (10.85%) C
9 19 (8.96%) VB.NET
10 13 (6.13%) T-SQL
11 10 (4.72%) Python
12 7 (3.30%) Ruby
13 5 (2.36%) PL/SQL
13 5 (2.36%) Perl
14 4 (1.89%) VB
15 2 (0.94%) Embedded C
15 2 (0.94%) Embedded C++
15 2 (0.94%) VC++
15 2 (0.94%) Groovy
16 1 (0.47%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 66 (31.13%) Degree
2 1 (0.47%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.47%) MCP
2 1 (0.47%) MCSE
2 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (0.47%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.89%) HL7
1 4 (1.89%) DICOM
2 3 (1.42%) QA
3 1 (0.47%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 47 (22.17%) Microsoft
2 23 (10.85%) Oracle
3 13 (6.13%) Capita
4 5 (2.36%) Zend
5 4 (1.89%) Google
5 4 (1.89%) InterSystems
6 2 (0.94%) SAP
6 2 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.47%) HP
7 1 (0.47%) Perforce
7 1 (0.47%) VMware
7 1 (0.47%) Wonderware
Stockport, Cheshire
Edwin Alsop Associates
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000.00 per annum + dependent on experience
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Verticality Ltd
Salary: to £30k DOE + Extensive benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
D4 Digital Recruitment
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
D4 Digital Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Staffline Express / Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Staffline Express / Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Industry leading benefits package
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + + Car Allowance + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + + Car Allowance + Bens
Posted: 9 days ago
Cheadle
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 16 days ago