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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 85 41 46
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 93 209 214
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.83% 5.48% 5.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.97% 5.77% 5.44%
Number of salaries quoted 80 195 191
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,800 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +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
3129 3620 3931
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.28% 94.86% 95.74%
Number of salaries quoted 2554 2983 3414
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 £23,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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
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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
Altrincham -3 7 £42,500 +1.19% 1
Oldham - 6 - - 2
Ashton-under-Lyne - 3 - - 1
Wigan +5 1 £27,500 -15.38% 3
Bolton -3 1 - - 3
Stockport -18 1 - - 4
Software Developer
North West

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 156 (63.41%) .NET
2 153 (62.20%) C#
3 117 (47.56%) Agile Software Development
4 114 (46.34%) SQL Server
5 93 (37.80%) ASP.NET
6 90 (36.59%) Degree
7 78 (31.71%) JavaScript
8 74 (30.08%) HTML
8 74 (30.08%) MVC
9 69 (28.05%) Windows
10 68 (27.64%) SQL
11 62 (25.20%) Microsoft
12 55 (22.36%) TDD
12 55 (22.36%) Software Engineering
13 54 (21.95%) XML
14 53 (21.54%) CSS
15 51 (20.73%) WCF
16 47 (19.11%) UML
16 47 (19.11%) OO
17 45 (18.29%) Visual Studio
18 44 (17.89%) PHP
18 44 (17.89%) LINQ
18 44 (17.89%) Analytical Skills
19 42 (17.07%) C++
20 41 (16.67%) Java
21 39 (15.85%) .NET Framework
21 39 (15.85%) jQuery
22 38 (15.45%) Finance
23 37 (15.04%) VB.NET
23 37 (15.04%) Web Services

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 14 (5.69%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.66%) CMS
3 8 (3.25%) Apache
4 6 (2.44%) IIS
5 3 (1.22%) Umbraco
5 3 (1.22%) Joomla!
6 2 (0.81%) Node.js
6 2 (0.81%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.41%) Tomcat
Applications
1 20 (8.13%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Markit EDM
1 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (10.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.41%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.41%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.91%) Network Security
2 8 (3.25%) Internet
3 4 (1.63%) HTTP
4 1 (0.41%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (46.34%) SQL Server
2 17 (6.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (6.10%) MySQL
4 8 (3.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (3.25%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.63%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.22%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (1.22%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.41%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 45 (18.29%) Visual Studio
2 33 (13.41%) Git (software)
3 30 (12.20%) NUnit
4 27 (10.98%) Team Foundation Server
5 18 (7.32%) Subversion
6 14 (5.69%) JUnit
7 9 (3.66%) Moq
7 9 (3.66%) SpecFlow
8 8 (3.25%) Selenium
9 7 (2.85%) Jenkins
9 7 (2.85%) TeamCity
9 7 (2.85%) Hudson
9 7 (2.85%) ReSharper
10 4 (1.63%) Xcode
11 2 (0.81%) ProC
12 1 (0.41%) Octopus Deploy
12 1 (0.41%) Mercurial
12 1 (0.41%) AccuRev
12 1 (0.41%) PHPUnit
12 1 (0.41%) JIRA
General
1 38 (15.45%) Finance
2 22 (8.94%) Retail
3 19 (7.72%) Telecoms
4 12 (4.88%) Manufacturing
5 10 (4.07%) Games
6 8 (3.25%) Banking
7 4 (1.63%) Automotive
8 3 (1.22%) Law
9 1 (0.41%) Advertising
9 1 (0.41%) Legal
9 1 (0.41%) Back Office
9 1 (0.41%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 156 (63.41%) .NET
2 93 (37.80%) ASP.NET
3 74 (30.08%) HTML
4 54 (21.95%) XML
5 53 (21.54%) CSS
6 51 (20.73%) WCF
7 44 (17.89%) LINQ
8 39 (15.85%) .NET Framework
8 39 (15.85%) jQuery
9 37 (15.04%) Web Services
10 33 (13.41%) WPF
11 31 (12.60%) HTML5
12 28 (11.38%) ASP.NET MVC
13 24 (9.76%) SOAP
14 21 (8.54%) REST
14 21 (8.54%) MSMQ
15 20 (8.13%) AngularJS
16 18 (7.32%) Ajax
17 16 (6.50%) LAMP
17 16 (6.50%) DirectX
Miscellaneous
1 44 (17.89%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (8.13%) Computer Science
3 18 (7.32%) Algorithms
4 17 (6.91%) User Experience
5 14 (5.69%) Client/Server
6 13 (5.28%) Inversion of Control
7 12 (4.88%) N-Tier
8 10 (4.07%) Mobile App
9 6 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (2.03%) Mathematics
10 5 (2.03%) Physics
11 4 (1.63%) Informatics
11 4 (1.63%) NHS
11 4 (1.63%) W3C
12 3 (1.22%) 3D Graphics
12 3 (1.22%) Animation
13 1 (0.41%) Open Source
13 1 (0.41%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 69 (28.05%) Windows
2 16 (6.50%) Linux
3 7 (2.85%) Android
3 7 (2.85%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.22%) Windows XP
4 3 (1.22%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (0.81%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (47.56%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (30.08%) MVC
3 55 (22.36%) TDD
3 55 (22.36%) Software Engineering
4 47 (19.11%) UML
4 47 (19.11%) OO
5 36 (14.63%) Unit Testing
6 29 (11.79%) Project Management
7 28 (11.38%) Continuous Integration
8 23 (9.35%) OOP
9 20 (8.13%) Scrum
10 17 (6.91%) Requirements Analysis
10 17 (6.91%) OOD
11 12 (4.88%) E-Commerce
12 10 (4.07%) MVVM
12 10 (4.07%) SOA
13 9 (3.66%) Agile Project Management
14 8 (3.25%) Waterfall
14 8 (3.25%) BDD
14 8 (3.25%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 153 (62.20%) C#
2 78 (31.71%) JavaScript
3 68 (27.64%) SQL
4 44 (17.89%) PHP
5 42 (17.07%) C++
6 41 (16.67%) Java
7 37 (15.04%) VB.NET
8 26 (10.57%) VBA
9 14 (5.69%) C
10 10 (4.07%) Python
11 6 (2.44%) Ruby
12 5 (2.03%) T-SQL
13 4 (1.63%) Objective-C
13 4 (1.63%) Delphi
13 4 (1.63%) Perl
14 3 (1.22%) VBScript
14 3 (1.22%) VB
15 2 (0.81%) Embedded C
15 2 (0.81%) Embedded C++
15 2 (0.81%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 90 (36.59%) Degree
2 3 (1.22%) MCP
2 3 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (1.22%) MCTS
2 3 (1.22%) MCPD
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (0.41%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.69%) QA
2 5 (2.03%) SLA
3 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 62 (25.20%) Microsoft
2 17 (6.91%) Oracle
3 5 (2.03%) Zend
4 4 (1.63%) Google
4 4 (1.63%) Capita
4 4 (1.63%) Xamarin
5 3 (1.22%) Embarcadero
5 3 (1.22%) DevExpress
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