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 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 100 42 38
Rank change year-on-year
-58 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 102 223 271
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.43% 5.94% 6.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.57% 6.26% 6.47%
Number of salaries quoted 85 212 257
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,700 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £45,000 £40,600
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
3972 3563 4189
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 94.59% 94.89% 96.72%
Number of salaries quoted 3427 3114 3763
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 December 2014.

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 December 2014. 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
Altrincham -2 11 £42,500 - 2
Bolton +4 6 £25,500 -33.33%
Stockport -24 4 £36,250 +11.53% 1
Wigan -18 1 £37,500 +25.00%
Software Developer
North West

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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.

1 168 (69.71%) C#
2 165 (68.46%) .NET
3 126 (52.28%) SQL Server
4 98 (40.66%) ASP.NET
4 98 (40.66%) Agile Software Development
5 79 (32.78%) OO
6 75 (31.12%) HTML
7 74 (30.71%) JavaScript
8 73 (30.29%) SQL
9 71 (29.46%) MVC
10 69 (28.63%) CSS
11 68 (28.22%) Windows
12 66 (27.39%) Software Engineering
13 62 (25.73%) VB.NET
14 55 (22.82%) OOD
15 53 (21.99%) Microsoft
16 51 (21.16%) Java
16 51 (21.16%) Degree
17 47 (19.50%) WCF
18 44 (18.26%) Web Services
19 42 (17.43%) Project Management
20 41 (17.01%) .NET Framework
21 37 (15.35%) WPF
21 37 (15.35%) jQuery
22 35 (14.52%) Visual Studio
23 34 (14.11%) XML
24 33 (13.69%) Unit Testing
25 31 (12.86%) SQL Server 2008
26 30 (12.45%) Requirements Analysis
27 29 (12.03%) MS Excel

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 11 (4.56%) IIS
2 5 (2.07%) WebSphere
2 5 (2.07%) Tomcat
2 5 (2.07%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.24%) Umbraco
4 2 (0.83%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (0.83%) CMS
4 2 (0.83%) Node.js
5 1 (0.41%) Zimbra
5 1 (0.41%) Confluence
5 1 (0.41%) Mule
5 1 (0.41%) WordPress
5 1 (0.41%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.41%) GroupWise
5 1 (0.41%) Drupal
5 1 (0.41%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.41%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 29 (12.03%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.83%) Magento
1 2 (0.83%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.66%) SaaS
2 3 (1.24%) Amazon SQS
2 3 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (1.24%) Amazon S3
2 3 (1.24%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.83%) GitHub
3 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.41%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.32%) HTTP
2 5 (2.07%) Internet
3 4 (1.66%) Network Security
4 1 (0.41%) AMQP
4 1 (0.41%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (52.28%) SQL Server
2 31 (12.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (9.54%) SQL Server 2005
4 22 (9.13%) SQL Server 2012
5 14 (5.81%) Relational Database
6 12 (4.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (3.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (2.49%) MySQL
9 4 (1.66%) MS Access
10 3 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (0.83%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.41%) MongoDB
12 1 (0.41%) Hazelcast
12 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.41%) DB2
12 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 35 (14.52%) Visual Studio
2 20 (8.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (7.05%) NUnit
4 15 (6.22%) Subversion
4 15 (6.22%) Moq
5 13 (5.39%) JUnit
6 9 (3.73%) Maven
7 8 (3.32%) Git (software)
8 6 (2.49%) Xcode
9 4 (1.66%) JIRA
10 3 (1.24%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.83%) Ant
11 2 (0.83%) Octopus Deploy
12 1 (0.41%) ClearCase
12 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio Team System
12 1 (0.41%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.41%) NetBeans
12 1 (0.41%) Gradle
12 1 (0.41%) Jenkins
12 1 (0.41%) Mercurial
General
1 28 (11.62%) Finance
2 17 (7.05%) Retail
3 6 (2.49%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.07%) Games
4 5 (2.07%) Marketing
5 4 (1.66%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.83%) Legal
6 2 (0.83%) Banking
7 1 (0.41%) Advertising
7 1 (0.41%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 165 (68.46%) .NET
2 98 (40.66%) ASP.NET
3 75 (31.12%) HTML
4 69 (28.63%) CSS
5 47 (19.50%) WCF
6 44 (18.26%) Web Services
7 41 (17.01%) .NET Framework
8 37 (15.35%) WPF
8 37 (15.35%) jQuery
9 34 (14.11%) XML
10 29 (12.03%) WinForms
11 27 (11.20%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 25 (10.37%) Ajax
13 23 (9.54%) LINQ
14 20 (8.30%) JMS
15 18 (7.47%) JSON
16 16 (6.64%) ADO.NET
16 16 (6.64%) J2EE
17 15 (6.22%) RESTful
18 14 (5.81%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.30%) Computer Science
2 15 (6.22%) Mathematics
2 15 (6.22%) Physics
3 10 (4.15%) Client/Server
3 10 (4.15%) N-Tier
4 9 (3.73%) Mobile App
4 9 (3.73%) User Experience
5 5 (2.07%) NHS
5 5 (2.07%) Informatics
5 5 (2.07%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.83%) Visualisation
7 2 (0.83%) Open Source
7 2 (0.83%) W3C
7 2 (0.83%) 3D Graphics
7 2 (0.83%) APACS
7 2 (0.83%) EMV
8 1 (0.41%) Social Media
8 1 (0.41%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.41%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 68 (28.22%) Windows
2 14 (5.81%) Linux
2 14 (5.81%) Android
3 9 (3.73%) Apple iOS
4 6 (2.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (2.49%) Windows Phone
5 2 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.41%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.41%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (40.66%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (32.78%) OO
3 71 (29.46%) MVC
4 66 (27.39%) Software Engineering
5 55 (22.82%) OOD
6 42 (17.43%) Project Management
7 33 (13.69%) Unit Testing
8 30 (12.45%) Requirements Analysis
9 22 (9.13%) SOA
10 21 (8.71%) OOP
11 19 (7.88%) E-Commerce
12 17 (7.05%) Web Development
13 15 (6.22%) UML
14 14 (5.81%) TDD
15 10 (4.15%) Scrum
16 9 (3.73%) Android Development
16 9 (3.73%) iOS Development
17 7 (2.90%) Mentoring
17 7 (2.90%) BDD
18 6 (2.49%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 168 (69.71%) C#
2 74 (30.71%) JavaScript
3 73 (30.29%) SQL
4 62 (25.73%) VB.NET
5 51 (21.16%) Java
6 27 (11.20%) C++
6 27 (11.20%) T-SQL
7 16 (6.64%) PHP
8 10 (4.15%) Delphi
9 8 (3.32%) Ruby
10 7 (2.90%) XPath
10 7 (2.90%) PL/SQL
10 7 (2.90%) Python
11 6 (2.49%) XAML
11 6 (2.49%) Objective-C
12 5 (2.07%) Scala
13 4 (1.66%) VBScript
13 4 (1.66%) C
14 3 (1.24%) Perl
14 3 (1.24%) VB
Qualifications
1 51 (21.16%) Degree
2 6 (2.49%) MCP
2 6 (2.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (1.66%) MCTS
3 4 (1.66%) MCPD
3 4 (1.66%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.83%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.83%) MCSE
5 1 (0.41%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.41%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.07%) QA
2 4 (1.66%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 53 (21.99%) Microsoft
2 20 (8.30%) Oracle
3 10 (4.15%) Embarcadero
3 10 (4.15%) Wonderware
4 8 (3.32%) Google
4 8 (3.32%) Red Hat
5 6 (2.49%) Apple
5 6 (2.49%) Siemens
6 4 (1.66%) Xamarin
7 3 (1.24%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.83%) Zend
8 2 (0.83%) Capita
9 1 (0.41%) Lotus
9 1 (0.41%) Novell
9 1 (0.41%) Sybase
9 1 (0.41%) SAP
9 1 (0.41%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.41%) Twitter
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £18000 - £19000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
GCHQ
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Staffline Group PLC
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Basic salary negotiable + Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Basic salary negotiable + Package
Posted: 4 days ago
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EXCELerate
Salary: £60K + Bonus, Corporate Benefits, 6% Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Blue Town Online
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
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GCHQ
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: Competitive salary and benefits package
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
GCHQ
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £18000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
aquilaheywood
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 19 days ago
UK - London, Manchester, Bristol
Guru Careers
Salary: £40 - 50k
Posted: 20 days ago
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Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus Package / Car Allowance
Posted: 26 days ago