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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 52 44 37
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 185 209 238
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 4.52% 5.01% 6.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.78% 5.25% 6.49%
Number of salaries quoted 177 195 224
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,750 £22,500 £22,800
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £38,100 £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
3874 3983 3666
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 94.72% 95.52% 97.11%
Number of salaries quoted 3229 3446 3313
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
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 16 April 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bolton +2 22 £35,000 +59.09% 2
Stockport -2 15 £32,500 -4.41% 5
Altrincham +10 12 £42,500 +26.86% 3
Cheadle -8 6 £40,000 +14.28%
Wigan -2 2 £40,000 +19.40% 2
Salford 0 1 £45,000 +56.52% 2
Bury - 1 £45,000 -
Software Developer
North West

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 241 (62.60%) .NET
2 240 (62.34%) C#
3 195 (50.65%) ASP.NET
4 162 (42.08%) SQL
5 159 (41.30%) SQL Server
6 114 (29.61%) JavaScript
6 114 (29.61%) Windows
7 107 (27.79%) VB.NET
8 106 (27.53%) HTML
8 106 (27.53%) Java
9 94 (24.42%) Finance
10 87 (22.60%) Software Engineering
10 87 (22.60%) OO
11 86 (22.34%) WCF
12 79 (20.52%) CSS
13 75 (19.48%) MVC
14 64 (16.62%) Degree
15 61 (15.84%) Microsoft
16 58 (15.06%) Unit Testing
17 46 (11.95%) WinForms
18 45 (11.69%) jQuery
18 45 (11.69%) UNIX
19 41 (10.65%) Agile Software Development
19 41 (10.65%) J2EE
20 40 (10.39%) XML
20 40 (10.39%) Scrum
21 39 (10.13%) ASP.NET MVC
22 38 (9.87%) PHP
23 36 (9.35%) C++
24 35 (9.09%) Project Management

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 22 (5.71%) SAS
2 11 (2.86%) Apache
3 6 (1.56%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.30%) IIS
5 4 (1.04%) Drupal
6 2 (0.52%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.26%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.26%) Node.js
7 1 (0.26%) DNN
7 1 (0.26%) CMS
Applications
1 19 (4.94%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.78%) Maple
Business Applications
1 6 (1.56%) Magento
2 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.26%) SAP Business One
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.30%) Wireless
1 5 (1.30%) Intranet
2 4 (1.04%) Internet
3 3 (0.78%) SSL
4 2 (0.52%) LAN
4 2 (0.52%) WLAN
4 2 (0.52%) LDAP
4 2 (0.52%) 802.11
5 1 (0.26%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (41.30%) SQL Server
2 33 (8.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 26 (6.75%) Relational Database
4 23 (5.97%) SQL Server 2005
5 18 (4.68%) MySQL
6 15 (3.90%) SQL Server 2012
7 13 (3.38%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (1.30%) SQL Server 2000
9 4 (1.04%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.52%) DB2
11 1 (0.26%) RavenDB
11 1 (0.26%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.26%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 34 (8.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 29 (7.53%) NUnit
3 24 (6.23%) Visual Studio
4 20 (5.19%) Moq
5 19 (4.94%) JUnit
6 10 (2.60%) ReSharper
6 10 (2.60%) Mercurial
6 10 (2.60%) TeamCity
6 10 (2.60%) SpecFlow
7 3 (0.78%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 2 (0.52%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (0.52%) Selenium
8 2 (0.52%) Subversion
9 1 (0.26%) InstallAnywhere
9 1 (0.26%) JIRA
9 1 (0.26%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.26%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.26%) ClearCase
General
1 94 (24.42%) Finance
2 20 (5.19%) Financial Institution
3 9 (2.34%) Games
4 8 (2.08%) Retail
5 7 (1.82%) Marketing
6 6 (1.56%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.04%) Back Office
8 3 (0.78%) Automotive
9 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.26%) Advertising
9 1 (0.26%) Law
9 1 (0.26%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 241 (62.60%) .NET
2 195 (50.65%) ASP.NET
3 106 (27.53%) HTML
4 86 (22.34%) WCF
5 79 (20.52%) CSS
6 46 (11.95%) WinForms
7 45 (11.69%) jQuery
8 41 (10.65%) J2EE
9 40 (10.39%) XML
10 39 (10.13%) ASP.NET MVC
11 28 (7.27%) Ajax
12 27 (7.01%) Middleware
13 22 (5.71%) .NET Framework
13 22 (5.71%) Ext JS
14 20 (5.19%) Ruby on Rails
15 19 (4.94%) Web Services
16 18 (4.68%) JMS
16 18 (4.68%) JSP
16 18 (4.68%) LINQ
17 16 (4.16%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.23%) Computer Science
2 14 (3.64%) Mobile App
3 11 (2.86%) Mathematics
4 9 (2.34%) Physics
5 7 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.30%) Mobile Computing
6 5 (1.30%) 3D Graphics
7 4 (1.04%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.04%) Animation
8 2 (0.52%) Statistics
9 1 (0.26%) Machine Learning
9 1 (0.26%) Neural Network
9 1 (0.26%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (0.26%) Social Media
9 1 (0.26%) APACS
9 1 (0.26%) Replication
9 1 (0.26%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.26%) EMV
9 1 (0.26%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 114 (29.61%) Windows
2 45 (11.69%) UNIX
3 28 (7.27%) Linux
4 19 (4.94%) Android
5 18 (4.68%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.82%) Mac OS X
7 4 (1.04%) Windows CE
8 3 (0.78%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.52%) CentOS
9 2 (0.52%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.26%) Nucleus RTOS
10 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (22.60%) Software Engineering
1 87 (22.60%) OO
2 75 (19.48%) MVC
3 58 (15.06%) Unit Testing
4 41 (10.65%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (10.39%) Scrum
6 35 (9.09%) Project Management
7 31 (8.05%) TDD
8 29 (7.53%) OOP
9 28 (7.27%) OOD
10 22 (5.71%) Software Testing
11 20 (5.19%) UML
12 18 (4.68%) Requirements Analysis
13 17 (4.42%) Systems Analysis
13 17 (4.42%) E-Commerce
13 17 (4.42%) OOA/OOD
14 12 (3.12%) Web Application Development
15 10 (2.60%) Automated Testing
16 9 (2.34%) Mobile Application Development
16 9 (2.34%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 240 (62.34%) C#
2 162 (42.08%) SQL
3 114 (29.61%) JavaScript
4 107 (27.79%) VB.NET
5 106 (27.53%) Java
6 38 (9.87%) PHP
7 36 (9.35%) C++
8 26 (6.75%) Ruby
9 20 (5.19%) C
9 20 (5.19%) T-SQL
9 20 (5.19%) Prolog
10 19 (4.94%) Perl
11 7 (1.82%) Python
12 6 (1.56%) VB
13 4 (1.04%) Delphi
13 4 (1.04%) Objective-C
13 4 (1.04%) Lua
13 4 (1.04%) VB6
14 3 (0.78%) PHP5
15 2 (0.52%) VC++
Qualifications
1 64 (16.62%) Degree
2 5 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (1.04%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.78%) MCP
5 1 (0.26%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.30%) QA
System Software
1 3 (0.78%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 61 (15.84%) Microsoft
2 24 (6.23%) Oracle
3 22 (5.71%) Sencha
4 5 (1.30%) Zend
5 2 (0.52%) Sybase
5 2 (0.52%) Symantec
5 2 (0.52%) Red Hat
5 2 (0.52%) Google
5 2 (0.52%) Xamarin
5 2 (0.52%) Meru Networks
6 1 (0.26%) Endeca
6 1 (0.26%) Perforce
6 1 (0.26%) IBM
6 1 (0.26%) SAP
6 1 (0.26%) JBoss
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis IT
Salary: £40000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bolton, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 40,000 + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Advantage XPO
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Purple Monkey
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £60,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Greater Manchester
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £30000 to £35000 per annum - + Exception Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Bright Future Software
Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 - dependent on experience
Posted: 7 days ago