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

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 69 57 66
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 145 141 143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 3.60% 3.72% 3.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.78% 3.95% 3.85%
Number of salaries quoted 127 134 140
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 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,600 £42,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £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
3839 3569 3717
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.24% 94.22% 97.05%
Number of salaries quoted 3182 3106 3273
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 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,800 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +3.37%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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
Cheadle -3 7 £40,000 -5.88%
Stockport -9 6 £42,000 +29.23% 1
Salford - 5 £32,500 - 2
Altrincham +4 4 £42,500 +88.88% 2
Oldham 0 3 £39,000 +30.00% 1
Bolton +1 2 £25,000 -31.97%
Sale - 2 £38,750 -
Software Developer
North West

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 247 (69.97%) C#
2 242 (68.56%) .NET
3 177 (50.14%) SQL Server
4 142 (40.23%) Agile Software Development
5 129 (36.54%) ASP.NET
6 116 (32.86%) SQL
7 114 (32.29%) HTML
8 110 (31.16%) CSS
9 103 (29.18%) WCF
10 101 (28.61%) JavaScript
11 93 (26.35%) VB.NET
12 90 (25.50%) Windows
12 90 (25.50%) OO
13 86 (24.36%) OOD
14 78 (22.10%) MVC
14 78 (22.10%) Degree
15 76 (21.53%) Software Engineering
16 66 (18.70%) Java
17 65 (18.41%) SQL Server 2008
18 59 (16.71%) Web Services
19 55 (15.58%) Finance
20 54 (15.30%) SQL Server 2005
20 54 (15.30%) .NET Framework
20 54 (15.30%) LINQ
21 53 (15.01%) Microsoft
22 51 (14.45%) C++
22 51 (14.45%) Unit Testing
23 49 (13.88%) jQuery
24 45 (12.75%) NUnit
24 45 (12.75%) Linux

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 18 (5.10%) SharePoint
2 13 (3.68%) SAS
3 8 (2.27%) IIS
4 7 (1.98%) WebSphere
4 7 (1.98%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.42%) Lync
5 5 (1.42%) Node.js
5 5 (1.42%) Drupal
6 3 (0.85%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.57%) CMS
7 2 (0.57%) Apache
7 2 (0.57%) WordPress
7 2 (0.57%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.57%) NServiceBus
7 2 (0.57%) Confluence
8 1 (0.28%) Zimbra
8 1 (0.28%) Mule
8 1 (0.28%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.28%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.28%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 36 (10.20%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.28%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (2.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.98%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.28%) IaaS
2 1 (0.28%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.28%) SaaS
2 1 (0.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.12%) Internet
2 7 (1.98%) HTTP
3 5 (1.42%) SSL
4 2 (0.57%) Wireless
4 2 (0.57%) AMQP
5 1 (0.28%) DNS
5 1 (0.28%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (50.14%) SQL Server
2 65 (18.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 54 (15.30%) SQL Server 2005
4 36 (10.20%) SQL Server 2012
5 19 (5.38%) Relational Database
6 14 (3.97%) MySQL
7 8 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.13%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.85%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.85%) MS Access
11 2 (0.57%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.57%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.57%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.57%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 45 (12.75%) NUnit
2 37 (10.48%) Visual Studio
2 37 (10.48%) Moq
3 23 (6.52%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (3.40%) Subversion
5 10 (2.83%) Mercurial
6 8 (2.27%) Maven
6 8 (2.27%) SpecFlow
7 6 (1.70%) JUnit
7 6 (1.70%) ReSharper
7 6 (1.70%) Git (software)
7 6 (1.70%) TeamCity
7 6 (1.70%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (0.85%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.57%) Selenium
9 2 (0.57%) JIRA
9 2 (0.57%) MSTest
9 2 (0.57%) Gradle
10 1 (0.28%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 55 (15.58%) Finance
2 36 (10.20%) Games
3 12 (3.40%) Marketing
3 12 (3.40%) Retail
4 8 (2.27%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.98%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.42%) Banking
7 3 (0.85%) Billing
8 2 (0.57%) Legal
9 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.28%) Advertising
9 1 (0.28%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 242 (68.56%) .NET
2 129 (36.54%) ASP.NET
3 114 (32.29%) HTML
4 110 (31.16%) CSS
5 103 (29.18%) WCF
6 59 (16.71%) Web Services
7 54 (15.30%) .NET Framework
7 54 (15.30%) LINQ
8 49 (13.88%) jQuery
9 43 (12.18%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 36 (10.20%) WinForms
11 35 (9.92%) WPF
12 31 (8.78%) ADO.NET
12 31 (8.78%) XML
13 29 (8.22%) ASP.NET MVC
14 24 (6.80%) SOAP
15 16 (4.53%) OpenGL
16 15 (4.25%) RESTful
16 15 (4.25%) HTML5
16 15 (4.25%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 42 (11.90%) Computer Science
2 31 (8.78%) Mathematics
2 31 (8.78%) Physics
3 25 (7.08%) 3D Graphics
4 11 (3.12%) Informatics
5 10 (2.83%) NHS
5 10 (2.83%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (2.27%) Animation
7 7 (1.98%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.70%) iPhone
8 6 (1.70%) Xbox
9 5 (1.42%) User Experience
9 5 (1.42%) CUDA
9 5 (1.42%) N-Tier
9 5 (1.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (0.85%) Blog
10 3 (0.85%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.85%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.57%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 90 (25.50%) Windows
2 45 (12.75%) Linux
3 15 (4.25%) Android
4 12 (3.40%) Mac OS X
5 9 (2.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (2.55%) UNIX
6 2 (0.57%) Windows CE
6 2 (0.57%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (0.57%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (40.23%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (25.50%) OO
3 86 (24.36%) OOD
4 78 (22.10%) MVC
5 76 (21.53%) Software Engineering
6 51 (14.45%) Unit Testing
7 45 (12.75%) Project Management
8 44 (12.46%) TDD
9 32 (9.07%) SOA
10 29 (8.22%) Requirements Analysis
11 26 (7.37%) Web Development
12 22 (6.23%) Scrum
13 19 (5.38%) E-Commerce
14 16 (4.53%) Continuous Integration
15 15 (4.25%) OOP
16 13 (3.68%) CRM
16 13 (3.68%) Mentoring
16 13 (3.68%) BDD
17 11 (3.12%) Automated Testing
18 10 (2.83%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 247 (69.97%) C#
2 116 (32.86%) SQL
3 101 (28.61%) JavaScript
4 93 (26.35%) VB.NET
5 66 (18.70%) Java
6 51 (14.45%) C++
7 32 (9.07%) T-SQL
8 31 (8.78%) PHP
9 20 (5.67%) Python
10 15 (4.25%) Ruby
10 15 (4.25%) Perl
11 12 (3.40%) Delphi
12 10 (2.83%) C
13 8 (2.27%) PL/SQL
14 7 (1.98%) XPath
14 7 (1.98%) Prolog
15 6 (1.70%) GLSL
16 5 (1.42%) PowerShell
16 5 (1.42%) Lua
16 5 (1.42%) VB
Qualifications
1 78 (22.10%) Degree
2 8 (2.27%) MCP
3 5 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (1.42%) CCNP
4 3 (0.85%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.57%) MCSE
5 2 (0.57%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.28%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.28%) MCPD
6 1 (0.28%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.70%) QA
2 5 (1.42%) SLA
3 3 (0.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 53 (15.01%) Microsoft
2 25 (7.08%) Oracle
3 13 (3.68%) Sencha
4 10 (2.83%) Wonderware
5 9 (2.55%) Red Hat
6 7 (1.98%) Zend
6 7 (1.98%) Embarcadero
7 6 (1.70%) Siemens
7 6 (1.70%) Sony
8 3 (0.85%) Sitecore
8 3 (0.85%) Google
9 2 (0.57%) Capita
9 2 (0.57%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.28%) VMware
10 1 (0.28%) HP
10 1 (0.28%) Novell
10 1 (0.28%) Lotus
Salford, Lancashire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000 + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oldham, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Outsourcery Hosting Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum Plus Bonus, Pension and Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Outsourcery Hosting Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum Plus Bonus, Pension and Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Laterooms Ltd
Salary: Competitive + bonus + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: £28000 - £50000 per annum + Basic salary negotiable, Plus B
Posted: 15 days ago