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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 57 52 42
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 160 176 210
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 4.18% 4.67% 5.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.38% 4.94% 5.67%
Number of salaries quoted 137 168 190
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £32,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +8.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,450 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
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
3649 3566 3704
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.42% 94.64% 96.23%
Number of salaries quoted 3060 3039 3194
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
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 5 March 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 5 March 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
Altrincham +8 16 £42,500 - 2
Bolton 0 9 £37,500 +11.11% 4
Stockport -1 2 £32,500 -0.76% 2
Oldham - 1 - - 2
Ashton-under-Lyne - 1 - - 1
Software Developer
North West

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

1 170 (64.64%) C#
2 159 (60.46%) .NET
3 138 (52.47%) SQL Server
4 116 (44.11%) Agile Software Development
5 109 (41.44%) ASP.NET
6 93 (35.36%) JavaScript
7 87 (33.08%) HTML
8 86 (32.70%) Degree
9 85 (32.32%) MVC
10 79 (30.04%) Windows
11 74 (28.14%) SQL
12 71 (27.00%) CSS
12 71 (27.00%) Software Engineering
13 65 (24.71%) Microsoft
14 64 (24.33%) OO
15 56 (21.29%) VB.NET
16 52 (19.77%) XML
17 45 (17.11%) Java
18 44 (16.73%) .NET Framework
18 44 (16.73%) jQuery
19 43 (16.35%) WCF
19 43 (16.35%) Project Management
20 42 (15.97%) Unit Testing
21 40 (15.21%) TDD
21 40 (15.21%) Visual Studio
22 34 (12.93%) Web Services
23 33 (12.55%) UML
24 32 (12.17%) Requirements Analysis
25 31 (11.79%) WPF
25 31 (11.79%) C++

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 10 (3.80%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.04%) Apache
3 7 (2.66%) IIS
4 6 (2.28%) CMS
5 3 (1.14%) Umbraco
5 3 (1.14%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.38%) Node.js
6 1 (0.38%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.38%) Drupal
6 1 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 27 (10.27%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.76%) Magento
1 2 (0.76%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.52%) SaaS
3 3 (1.14%) Amazon SQS
3 3 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.14%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.76%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.46%) Network Security
2 4 (1.52%) HTTP
3 2 (0.76%) Internet
4 1 (0.38%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (52.47%) SQL Server
2 27 (10.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (6.46%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (5.32%) MySQL
5 12 (4.56%) Relational Database
6 11 (4.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (3.04%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.14%) MongoDB
9 3 (1.14%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.38%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.38%) DB2
11 1 (0.38%) MS Access
11 1 (0.38%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 40 (15.21%) Visual Studio
2 22 (8.37%) NUnit
3 21 (7.98%) Git (software)
4 19 (7.22%) Subversion
4 19 (7.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 16 (6.08%) JUnit
6 14 (5.32%) Moq
7 10 (3.80%) Xcode
8 8 (3.04%) SpecFlow
8 8 (3.04%) Jenkins
8 8 (3.04%) Selenium
8 8 (3.04%) TeamCity
9 7 (2.66%) ReSharper
9 7 (2.66%) Hudson
10 4 (1.52%) Maven
11 3 (1.14%) JIRA
12 2 (0.76%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.76%) Ant
12 2 (0.76%) Octopus Deploy
13 1 (0.38%) MSTest
General
1 29 (11.03%) Finance
2 22 (8.37%) Retail
3 19 (7.22%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.66%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.38%) Games
5 1 (0.38%) Advertising
5 1 (0.38%) Automotive
5 1 (0.38%) Law
5 1 (0.38%) Legal
5 1 (0.38%) Banking
5 1 (0.38%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (60.46%) .NET
2 109 (41.44%) ASP.NET
3 87 (33.08%) HTML
4 71 (27.00%) CSS
5 52 (19.77%) XML
6 44 (16.73%) .NET Framework
6 44 (16.73%) jQuery
7 43 (16.35%) WCF
8 34 (12.93%) Web Services
9 31 (11.79%) WPF
10 28 (10.65%) LINQ
11 27 (10.27%) HTML5
12 26 (9.89%) Ajax
13 21 (7.98%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 20 (7.60%) JSON
15 19 (7.22%) J2EE
15 19 (7.22%) WinForms
16 18 (6.84%) ASP.NET MVC
16 18 (6.84%) JMS
17 17 (6.46%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.22%) User Experience
2 18 (6.84%) Algorithms
3 17 (6.46%) Client/Server
3 17 (6.46%) Computer Science
4 16 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (5.70%) N-Tier
6 11 (4.18%) Mobile App
7 9 (3.42%) Inversion of Control
8 8 (3.04%) Mathematics
8 8 (3.04%) Physics
9 3 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.14%) NHS
9 3 (1.14%) Informatics
10 2 (0.76%) 3D Graphics
10 2 (0.76%) W3C
11 1 (0.38%) Embedded Systems
11 1 (0.38%) EMV
11 1 (0.38%) APACS
11 1 (0.38%) Visualisation
11 1 (0.38%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 79 (30.04%) Windows
2 20 (7.60%) Linux
3 15 (5.70%) Android
3 15 (5.70%) Apple iOS
4 6 (2.28%) Windows Phone
5 3 (1.14%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.38%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.38%) UNIX
6 1 (0.38%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (44.11%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (32.32%) MVC
3 71 (27.00%) Software Engineering
4 64 (24.33%) OO
5 43 (16.35%) Project Management
6 42 (15.97%) Unit Testing
7 40 (15.21%) TDD
8 33 (12.55%) UML
9 32 (12.17%) Requirements Analysis
10 31 (11.79%) OOD
11 26 (9.89%) OOP
12 20 (7.60%) Scrum
13 19 (7.22%) SOA
14 18 (6.84%) Continuous Integration
14 18 (6.84%) E-Commerce
15 13 (4.94%) Web Development
15 13 (4.94%) Android Development
15 13 (4.94%) iOS Development
16 8 (3.04%) MVVM
16 8 (3.04%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 170 (64.64%) C#
2 93 (35.36%) JavaScript
3 74 (28.14%) SQL
4 56 (21.29%) VB.NET
5 45 (17.11%) Java
6 31 (11.79%) C++
7 28 (10.65%) PHP
8 13 (4.94%) T-SQL
9 12 (4.56%) VBA
9 12 (4.56%) C
10 10 (3.80%) Objective-C
11 9 (3.42%) Python
12 8 (3.04%) Delphi
13 6 (2.28%) XAML
14 4 (1.52%) VBScript
15 3 (1.14%) VB
15 3 (1.14%) PL/SQL
15 3 (1.14%) Perl
15 3 (1.14%) Ruby
16 2 (0.76%) XPath
Qualifications
1 86 (32.70%) Degree
2 11 (4.18%) VCP4
3 5 (1.90%) MCP
3 5 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.52%) MCTS
4 4 (1.52%) MCPD
5 2 (0.76%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.76%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.38%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.32%) QA
2 6 (2.28%) SLA
3 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 65 (24.71%) Microsoft
2 14 (5.32%) Oracle
3 7 (2.66%) Embarcadero
3 7 (2.66%) Google
4 6 (2.28%) Xamarin
4 6 (2.28%) Apple
5 3 (1.14%) Zend
5 3 (1.14%) DevExpress
6 2 (0.76%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.38%) Twitter
7 1 (0.38%) SAP
7 1 (0.38%) Sybase
7 1 (0.38%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.38%) Capita
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