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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 76 45 38
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 120 199 266
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 3.04% 5.35% 6.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.19% 5.64% 6.47%
Number of salaries quoted 98 193 247
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,250 £28,300 £21,000
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
3760 3526 4113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.17% 94.76% 96.87%
Number of salaries quoted 3257 3085 3653
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 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,500 £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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +5 11 £42,500 - 4
Bolton +7 8 £27,500 -32.92% 3
Stockport -9 4 £32,500 -3.70% 1
Software Developer
North West

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 162 (65.85%) C#
2 157 (63.82%) .NET
3 132 (53.66%) SQL Server
4 102 (41.46%) Agile Software Development
5 94 (38.21%) ASP.NET
6 87 (35.37%) JavaScript
7 80 (32.52%) HTML
8 79 (32.11%) OO
9 73 (29.67%) Degree
9 73 (29.67%) SQL
9 73 (29.67%) MVC
10 70 (28.46%) Software Engineering
11 69 (28.05%) CSS
12 62 (25.20%) Windows
12 62 (25.20%) Microsoft
13 58 (23.58%) VB.NET
14 52 (21.14%) OOD
15 50 (20.33%) Java
16 45 (18.29%) Project Management
17 44 (17.89%) WCF
17 44 (17.89%) jQuery
18 42 (17.07%) Visual Studio
19 40 (16.26%) Web Services
20 39 (15.85%) .NET Framework
21 34 (13.82%) XML
22 33 (13.41%) Unit Testing
23 31 (12.60%) Requirements Analysis
23 31 (12.60%) MS Excel
24 30 (12.20%) WPF
25 29 (11.79%) SQL Server 2008

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 (4.07%) IIS
2 6 (2.44%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.63%) Umbraco
3 4 (1.63%) CMS
4 2 (0.81%) Joomla!
5 1 (0.41%) Node.js
5 1 (0.41%) GroupWise
5 1 (0.41%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.41%) Apache
5 1 (0.41%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.41%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.41%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.41%) Zimbra
5 1 (0.41%) Drupal
5 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 31 (12.60%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.81%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.81%) Magento
1 2 (0.81%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.63%) SaaS
2 3 (1.22%) Amazon SQS
2 3 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (1.22%) Amazon S3
2 3 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.81%) GitHub
4 1 (0.41%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.69%) Network Security
2 6 (2.44%) Internet
3 5 (2.03%) HTTP
4 1 (0.41%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (53.66%) SQL Server
2 29 (11.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (8.94%) SQL Server 2012
4 18 (7.32%) SQL Server 2005
5 14 (5.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (5.28%) Relational Database
7 8 (3.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (3.25%) MySQL
8 4 (1.63%) MS Access
9 3 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.81%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.41%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.41%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.41%) DB2
Development Applications
1 42 (17.07%) Visual Studio
2 19 (7.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (7.32%) NUnit
4 17 (6.91%) Subversion
5 15 (6.10%) Moq
5 15 (6.10%) JUnit
6 10 (4.07%) Git (software)
7 6 (2.44%) Xcode
8 5 (2.03%) Maven
9 3 (1.22%) JIRA
10 2 (0.81%) ReSharper
10 2 (0.81%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.81%) Ant
10 2 (0.81%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.81%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.81%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.81%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.41%) Hudson
11 1 (0.41%) NetBeans
11 1 (0.41%) ClearCase
General
1 20 (8.13%) Finance
2 17 (6.91%) Retail
3 14 (5.69%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.25%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.81%) Marketing
5 2 (0.81%) Legal
6 1 (0.41%) Games
6 1 (0.41%) Advertising
6 1 (0.41%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (63.82%) .NET
2 94 (38.21%) ASP.NET
3 80 (32.52%) HTML
4 69 (28.05%) CSS
5 44 (17.89%) WCF
5 44 (17.89%) jQuery
6 40 (16.26%) Web Services
7 39 (15.85%) .NET Framework
8 34 (13.82%) XML
9 30 (12.20%) WPF
10 28 (11.38%) Ajax
11 25 (10.16%) WinForms
11 25 (10.16%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 20 (8.13%) LINQ
13 19 (7.72%) HTML5
14 18 (7.32%) J2EE
14 18 (7.32%) JMS
14 18 (7.32%) JSON
15 17 (6.91%) RESTful
16 16 (6.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.32%) Computer Science
2 16 (6.50%) Client/Server
2 16 (6.50%) N-Tier
2 16 (6.50%) User Experience
3 15 (6.10%) Algorithms
4 13 (5.28%) Mathematics
4 13 (5.28%) Physics
5 9 (3.66%) Mobile App
6 6 (2.44%) Informatics
6 6 (2.44%) NHS
7 3 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.22%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (0.81%) Inversion of Control
8 2 (0.81%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.81%) EMV
8 2 (0.81%) W3C
8 2 (0.81%) 3D Graphics
8 2 (0.81%) APACS
9 1 (0.41%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.41%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 62 (25.20%) Windows
2 10 (4.07%) Linux
2 10 (4.07%) Android
3 9 (3.66%) Apple iOS
4 6 (2.44%) Windows Phone
5 2 (0.81%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.41%) UNIX
6 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.41%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (41.46%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (32.11%) OO
3 73 (29.67%) MVC
4 70 (28.46%) Software Engineering
5 52 (21.14%) OOD
6 45 (18.29%) Project Management
7 33 (13.41%) Unit Testing
8 31 (12.60%) Requirements Analysis
9 24 (9.76%) SOA
10 23 (9.35%) OOP
11 20 (8.13%) UML
12 17 (6.91%) TDD
12 17 (6.91%) Web Development
12 17 (6.91%) E-Commerce
13 11 (4.47%) Scrum
14 9 (3.66%) Android Development
14 9 (3.66%) iOS Development
15 8 (3.25%) Continuous Integration
16 6 (2.44%) Risk Management
16 6 (2.44%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 162 (65.85%) C#
2 87 (35.37%) JavaScript
3 73 (29.67%) SQL
4 58 (23.58%) VB.NET
5 50 (20.33%) Java
6 27 (10.98%) C++
7 24 (9.76%) T-SQL
8 21 (8.54%) PHP
9 11 (4.47%) Delphi
10 7 (2.85%) Python
11 6 (2.44%) Ruby
11 6 (2.44%) PL/SQL
11 6 (2.44%) VBScript
11 6 (2.44%) Objective-C
11 6 (2.44%) XAML
12 5 (2.03%) C
13 4 (1.63%) Scala
14 3 (1.22%) Perl
14 3 (1.22%) XPath
15 2 (0.81%) VB
Qualifications
1 73 (29.67%) Degree
2 6 (2.44%) MCP
2 6 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (1.63%) MCTS
3 4 (1.63%) MCPD
4 3 (1.22%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.81%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.81%) MCSE
6 1 (0.41%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.03%) QA
2 4 (1.63%) SLA
3 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 62 (25.20%) Microsoft
2 19 (7.72%) Oracle
3 11 (4.47%) Embarcadero
4 7 (2.85%) Google
5 6 (2.44%) Wonderware
5 6 (2.44%) Apple
6 4 (1.63%) Siemens
6 4 (1.63%) Xamarin
7 3 (1.22%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.81%) Capita
8 2 (0.81%) Zend
8 2 (0.81%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.41%) Twitter
9 1 (0.41%) Novell
9 1 (0.41%) Lotus
9 1 (0.41%) Sybase
9 1 (0.41%) SAP
Manchester, Lancashire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £43000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Bluetownonline
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
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Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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Staffline Group PLC
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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EXCELerate
Salary: £60K + Bonus, Corporate Benefits, 6% Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Industry leading benefits package
Posted: 5 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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ao.com
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Manchester, Lancashire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
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Staffline Group PLC
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Plus benefits
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000 + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 45,000 + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
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Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
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