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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 53 52 55
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 171 185 171
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 4.27% 4.50% 4.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.52% 4.74% 4.71%
Number of salaries quoted 158 165 162
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £38,800 £40,000
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
3781 3904 3632
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 94.50% 94.96% 96.14%
Number of salaries quoted 3112 3380 3203
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 £55,000 £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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -14 13 £51,000 +50.00% 2
Salford +5 7 £40,000 +19.40% 1
Cheadle +5 7 £40,000 -
Bury - 4 £35,000 -
Oldham +12 3 £39,000 -22.00% 1
Sale +10 2 £38,750 -
Rochdale -11 2 £40,500 +19.11%
Bolton -12 2 £25,000 -16.66% 1
Wigan -3 1 £37,500 +59.57% 2
Software Developer
North West

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (68.21%) C#
2 245 (66.58%) .NET
3 177 (48.10%) SQL Server
4 164 (44.57%) ASP.NET
5 123 (33.42%) SQL
6 113 (30.71%) HTML
7 112 (30.43%) Windows
8 102 (27.72%) JavaScript
8 102 (27.72%) VB.NET
9 101 (27.45%) WCF
10 100 (27.17%) CSS
11 86 (23.37%) OO
12 80 (21.74%) Software Engineering
13 73 (19.84%) Java
13 73 (19.84%) Finance
14 72 (19.57%) Degree
15 69 (18.75%) MVC
15 69 (18.75%) OOD
16 56 (15.22%) SQL Server 2008
17 51 (13.86%) Unit Testing
18 49 (13.32%) Linux
19 48 (13.04%) C++
19 48 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
20 45 (12.23%) TDD
20 45 (12.23%) SQL Server 2005
20 45 (12.23%) LINQ
21 42 (11.41%) NUnit
21 42 (11.41%) Microsoft
21 42 (11.41%) Project Management
22 39 (10.60%) Web Services

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (5.16%) SharePoint
2 18 (4.89%) SAS
3 6 (1.63%) Apache
3 6 (1.63%) Tomcat
3 6 (1.63%) WebSphere
4 5 (1.36%) Drupal
4 5 (1.36%) Lync
4 5 (1.36%) Node.js
5 4 (1.09%) IIS
6 3 (0.82%) CMS
7 2 (0.54%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.54%) NServiceBus
7 2 (0.54%) WordPress
7 2 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.54%) Confluence
8 1 (0.27%) Mule
8 1 (0.27%) DNN
Applications
1 30 (8.15%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (2.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.90%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.27%) SaaS
1 1 (0.27%) PaaS
1 1 (0.27%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.63%) HTTP
1 6 (1.63%) Internet
2 5 (1.36%) SSL
3 3 (0.82%) Wireless
4 2 (0.54%) AMQP
4 2 (0.54%) Intranet
5 1 (0.27%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (48.10%) SQL Server
2 56 (15.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 45 (12.23%) SQL Server 2005
4 25 (6.79%) SQL Server 2012
5 23 (6.25%) Relational Database
6 17 (4.62%) MySQL
7 8 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.09%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (0.82%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.82%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.54%) Couchbase
10 2 (0.54%) Hazelcast
10 2 (0.54%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.54%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 42 (11.41%) NUnit
2 34 (9.24%) Moq
3 32 (8.70%) Visual Studio
4 20 (5.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (3.80%) Mercurial
6 12 (3.26%) SpecFlow
7 10 (2.72%) TeamCity
7 10 (2.72%) ReSharper
7 10 (2.72%) Octopus Deploy
8 7 (1.90%) JUnit
8 7 (1.90%) Subversion
9 6 (1.63%) Maven
10 3 (0.82%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.82%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 2 (0.54%) Gradle
11 2 (0.54%) Git (software)
11 2 (0.54%) MSTest
11 2 (0.54%) Selenium
11 2 (0.54%) JIRA
12 1 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 73 (19.84%) Finance
2 35 (9.51%) Games
3 12 (3.26%) Financial Institution
3 12 (3.26%) Retail
4 10 (2.72%) Marketing
5 5 (1.36%) Banking
6 4 (1.09%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.82%) Billing
8 1 (0.27%) Advertising
8 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.27%) Law
8 1 (0.27%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 245 (66.58%) .NET
2 164 (44.57%) ASP.NET
3 113 (30.71%) HTML
4 101 (27.45%) WCF
5 100 (27.17%) CSS
6 45 (12.23%) LINQ
7 39 (10.60%) jQuery
7 39 (10.60%) Web Services
8 38 (10.33%) ASP.NET MVC
9 36 (9.78%) XML
9 36 (9.78%) WinForms
10 35 (9.51%) .NET Framework
11 31 (8.42%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 28 (7.61%) WPF
13 24 (6.52%) ADO.NET
14 18 (4.89%) SOAP
14 18 (4.89%) Ext JS
15 17 (4.62%) Ruby on Rails
15 17 (4.62%) NHibernate
16 16 (4.35%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 38 (10.33%) Computer Science
2 25 (6.79%) 3D Graphics
3 24 (6.52%) Mathematics
3 24 (6.52%) Physics
4 16 (4.35%) Mobile App
5 13 (3.53%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (2.17%) Animation
7 6 (1.63%) Informatics
7 6 (1.63%) Xbox
7 6 (1.63%) iPhone
8 5 (1.36%) CUDA
8 5 (1.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (1.36%) NHS
9 3 (0.82%) Blog
9 3 (0.82%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.54%) Social Media
10 2 (0.54%) Statistics
11 1 (0.27%) LIMS
11 1 (0.27%) Mobile Computing
11 1 (0.27%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 112 (30.43%) Windows
2 49 (13.32%) Linux
3 21 (5.71%) UNIX
4 20 (5.43%) Android
5 12 (3.26%) Mac OS X
6 9 (2.45%) Apple iOS
7 8 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.09%) Windows CE
9 3 (0.82%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.54%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (23.37%) OO
2 80 (21.74%) Software Engineering
3 69 (18.75%) OOD
3 69 (18.75%) MVC
4 51 (13.86%) Unit Testing
5 48 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
6 45 (12.23%) TDD
7 42 (11.41%) Project Management
8 29 (7.88%) Requirements Analysis
9 27 (7.34%) Scrum
10 23 (6.25%) SOA
11 19 (5.16%) OOP
12 18 (4.89%) E-Commerce
13 16 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
14 15 (4.08%) CRM
15 14 (3.80%) Web Development
15 14 (3.80%) Mobile Application Development
16 12 (3.26%) Software Testing
16 12 (3.26%) BDD
17 11 (2.99%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 251 (68.21%) C#
2 123 (33.42%) SQL
3 102 (27.72%) VB.NET
3 102 (27.72%) JavaScript
4 73 (19.84%) Java
5 48 (13.04%) C++
6 37 (10.05%) PHP
7 25 (6.79%) T-SQL
8 22 (5.98%) Perl
9 21 (5.71%) Ruby
10 20 (5.43%) Python
11 12 (3.26%) Prolog
11 12 (3.26%) C
12 9 (2.45%) Delphi
13 6 (1.63%) XPath
13 6 (1.63%) VB
13 6 (1.63%) GLSL
14 5 (1.36%) PowerShell
14 5 (1.36%) Lua
15 3 (0.82%) VC++
Qualifications
1 72 (19.57%) Degree
2 5 (1.36%) MCP
2 5 (1.36%) CCNP
2 5 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (0.54%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.54%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.17%) QA
2 3 (0.82%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.27%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.27%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 42 (11.41%) Microsoft
2 22 (5.98%) Oracle
3 18 (4.89%) Sencha
4 8 (2.17%) Red Hat
5 7 (1.90%) Zend
6 6 (1.63%) Sony
7 4 (1.09%) Wonderware
8 3 (0.82%) Google
9 2 (0.54%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.54%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.54%) Embarcadero
9 2 (0.54%) Siemens
10 1 (0.27%) HP
10 1 (0.27%) VMware
10 1 (0.27%) Symantec
10 1 (0.27%) Xamarin
Stockport, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Woodrow Mercer Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Oldham, Lancashire
Next Move IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Private Health
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
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: £25000 - £32000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TVT Search Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Outsourcery
Salary: up to 55k - Plus Pension, Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago