The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Manchester region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 56 54 55
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 167 170 170
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 4.16% 4.19% 4.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.40% 4.41% 4.64%
Number of salaries quoted 152 153 164
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £39,800 £38,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Job Titles Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3792 3851 3665
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 94.54% 94.97% 96.27%
Number of salaries quoted 3131 3341 3233
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £51,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
Software Developer
North West

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 1 August 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 1 August 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
Stockport -8 11 £51,000 +50.00% 2
Cheadle +7 7 £40,000 - 1
Salford +7 7 £40,000 +19.40%
Bury - 4 £35,000 -
Oldham +10 3 £39,000 -22.00% 2
Rochdale -12 2 £40,500 +19.11%
Bolton -15 2 £25,000 -16.66% 1
Sale - 2 £38,750 -
Wigan -3 1 £37,500 +25.00% 2
Software Developer
North West

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 251 (68.77%) C#
2 244 (66.85%) .NET
3 177 (48.49%) SQL Server
4 158 (43.29%) ASP.NET
5 118 (32.33%) SQL
6 111 (30.41%) HTML
7 109 (29.86%) Windows
8 102 (27.95%) WCF
9 101 (27.67%) CSS
10 100 (27.40%) VB.NET
11 99 (27.12%) JavaScript
12 87 (23.84%) OO
13 78 (21.37%) Software Engineering
14 72 (19.73%) OOD
14 72 (19.73%) Java
15 71 (19.45%) MVC
15 71 (19.45%) Finance
15 71 (19.45%) Degree
16 58 (15.89%) SQL Server 2008
17 50 (13.70%) Unit Testing
18 49 (13.42%) Linux
19 48 (13.15%) C++
19 48 (13.15%) Agile Software Development
20 47 (12.88%) SQL Server 2005
20 47 (12.88%) LINQ
21 46 (12.60%) TDD
22 43 (11.78%) NUnit
23 42 (11.51%) Project Management
24 41 (11.23%) Microsoft
24 41 (11.23%) Web Services

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 19 (5.21%) SharePoint
2 17 (4.66%) SAS
3 7 (1.92%) WebSphere
3 7 (1.92%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.37%) Node.js
4 5 (1.37%) Lync
4 5 (1.37%) Drupal
4 5 (1.37%) IIS
4 5 (1.37%) Apache
5 3 (0.82%) CMS
6 2 (0.55%) WordPress
6 2 (0.55%) Umbraco
6 2 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (0.55%) Confluence
6 2 (0.55%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.27%) Mule
7 1 (0.27%) DNN
Applications
1 29 (7.95%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.92%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.27%) IaaS
1 1 (0.27%) SaaS
1 1 (0.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.92%) HTTP
2 6 (1.64%) Internet
3 5 (1.37%) SSL
4 3 (0.82%) Wireless
5 2 (0.55%) Intranet
5 2 (0.55%) AMQP
6 1 (0.27%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (48.49%) SQL Server
2 58 (15.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 47 (12.88%) SQL Server 2005
4 26 (7.12%) SQL Server 2012
5 21 (5.75%) Relational Database
6 17 (4.66%) MySQL
7 7 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.10%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (0.82%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.82%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.55%) Couchbase
10 2 (0.55%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.55%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.55%) Hazelcast
11 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.27%) MS Access
11 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 43 (11.78%) NUnit
2 35 (9.59%) Moq
3 32 (8.77%) Visual Studio
4 20 (5.48%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (3.84%) Mercurial
6 12 (3.29%) SpecFlow
7 10 (2.74%) ReSharper
7 10 (2.74%) TeamCity
7 10 (2.74%) Octopus Deploy
8 7 (1.92%) Maven
8 7 (1.92%) Subversion
9 6 (1.64%) JUnit
10 3 (0.82%) Appcelerator Titanium
10 3 (0.82%) Git (software)
10 3 (0.82%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.55%) Selenium
11 2 (0.55%) JIRA
11 2 (0.55%) MSTest
11 2 (0.55%) Gradle
12 1 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 71 (19.45%) Finance
2 36 (9.86%) Games
3 12 (3.29%) Retail
4 11 (3.01%) Financial Institution
5 10 (2.74%) Marketing
6 5 (1.37%) Banking
6 5 (1.37%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.82%) Billing
8 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.27%) Advertising
8 1 (0.27%) Law
8 1 (0.27%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 244 (66.85%) .NET
2 158 (43.29%) ASP.NET
3 111 (30.41%) HTML
4 102 (27.95%) WCF
5 101 (27.67%) CSS
6 47 (12.88%) LINQ
7 41 (11.23%) Web Services
8 40 (10.96%) jQuery
9 38 (10.41%) ASP.NET MVC
10 37 (10.14%) .NET Framework
11 36 (9.86%) WinForms
11 36 (9.86%) XML
12 32 (8.77%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 29 (7.95%) WPF
14 25 (6.85%) ADO.NET
15 18 (4.93%) SOAP
16 17 (4.66%) NHibernate
16 17 (4.66%) Ext JS
17 16 (4.38%) Ruby on Rails
17 16 (4.38%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 38 (10.41%) Computer Science
2 25 (6.85%) 3D Graphics
2 25 (6.85%) Mathematics
2 25 (6.85%) Physics
3 15 (4.11%) Mobile App
4 13 (3.56%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (2.19%) Animation
6 6 (1.64%) iPhone
6 6 (1.64%) Informatics
6 6 (1.64%) Xbox
7 5 (1.37%) CUDA
7 5 (1.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (1.37%) NHS
8 3 (0.82%) Blog
8 3 (0.82%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.55%) Statistics
9 2 (0.55%) Social Media
10 1 (0.27%) Mobile Computing
10 1 (0.27%) Inversion of Control
10 1 (0.27%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 109 (29.86%) Windows
2 49 (13.42%) Linux
3 21 (5.75%) Android
4 19 (5.21%) UNIX
5 12 (3.29%) Mac OS X
6 9 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (2.47%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.10%) Windows CE
8 3 (0.82%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.55%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (23.84%) OO
2 78 (21.37%) Software Engineering
3 72 (19.73%) OOD
4 71 (19.45%) MVC
5 50 (13.70%) Unit Testing
6 48 (13.15%) Agile Software Development
7 46 (12.60%) TDD
8 42 (11.51%) Project Management
9 29 (7.95%) Requirements Analysis
10 26 (7.12%) Scrum
11 24 (6.58%) SOA
12 18 (4.93%) OOP
12 18 (4.93%) E-Commerce
13 16 (4.38%) Continuous Integration
14 15 (4.11%) CRM
14 15 (4.11%) Web Development
15 13 (3.56%) Mobile Application Development
16 12 (3.29%) BDD
17 11 (3.01%) Pair Programming
17 11 (3.01%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 251 (68.77%) C#
2 118 (32.33%) SQL
3 100 (27.40%) VB.NET
4 99 (27.12%) JavaScript
5 72 (19.73%) Java
6 48 (13.15%) C++
7 36 (9.86%) PHP
8 25 (6.85%) T-SQL
9 22 (6.03%) Ruby
10 21 (5.75%) Perl
11 20 (5.48%) Python
12 12 (3.29%) C
13 11 (3.01%) Prolog
14 9 (2.47%) Delphi
15 7 (1.92%) XPath
16 6 (1.64%) VB
16 6 (1.64%) GLSL
17 5 (1.37%) PowerShell
17 5 (1.37%) Lua
18 3 (0.82%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 71 (19.45%) Degree
2 5 (1.37%) MCP
2 5 (1.37%) CCNP
2 5 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (0.55%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.19%) QA
2 3 (0.82%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.27%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.27%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 41 (11.23%) Microsoft
2 23 (6.30%) Oracle
3 17 (4.66%) Sencha
4 9 (2.47%) Red Hat
5 7 (1.92%) Zend
6 6 (1.64%) Sony
6 6 (1.64%) Wonderware
7 3 (0.82%) Google
7 3 (0.82%) Siemens
8 2 (0.55%) Embarcadero
8 2 (0.55%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.55%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.27%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.27%) HP
9 1 (0.27%) Symantec
9 1 (0.27%) VMware
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Private Health
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum Pension + Great Training + flexible
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
RMI International
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Oldham, Lancashire
SG Gaming
Salary: + Benefits and Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £40,000 - £55,000+ PA depending on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ThoughtWorks
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
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Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
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Manchester, Lancashire
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £35,000 to £48,000 per annum
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Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + bens
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Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
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