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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 66 52 50
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 137 194 210
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 3.79% 4.83% 5.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.96% 5.08% 5.27%
Number of salaries quoted 122 181 193
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,700 £45,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +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
3456 3816 3986
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.55% 95.04% 95.47%
Number of salaries quoted 2814 3175 3440
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -3 12 £42,500 - 1
Bolton -1 6 £27,000 -22.85% 2
Oldham - 6 - -
Ashton-under-Lyne - 3 - - 1
Stockport -12 1 - - 3
Software Developer
North West

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 161 (62.65%) C#
2 158 (61.48%) .NET
3 120 (46.69%) SQL Server
4 117 (45.53%) Agile Software Development
5 102 (39.69%) ASP.NET
6 91 (35.41%) Degree
7 89 (34.63%) JavaScript
8 81 (31.52%) HTML
9 78 (30.35%) MVC
10 76 (29.57%) Windows
11 72 (28.02%) SQL
12 66 (25.68%) Software Engineering
13 61 (23.74%) CSS
13 61 (23.74%) Microsoft
14 54 (21.01%) OO
14 54 (21.01%) XML
15 49 (19.07%) TDD
16 48 (18.68%) VB.NET
17 45 (17.51%) Java
18 44 (17.12%) WCF
19 43 (16.73%) PHP
20 42 (16.34%) Visual Studio
20 42 (16.34%) jQuery
21 41 (15.95%) C++
22 40 (15.56%) UML
23 38 (14.79%) Project Management
23 38 (14.79%) .NET Framework
24 36 (14.01%) Unit Testing
24 36 (14.01%) LINQ
25 33 (12.84%) Web Services

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 15 (5.84%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.50%) CMS
3 8 (3.11%) IIS
3 8 (3.11%) Apache
4 3 (1.17%) Joomla!
4 3 (1.17%) Umbraco
5 2 (0.78%) Node.js
5 2 (0.78%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.39%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.39%) Drupal
Applications
1 18 (7.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.78%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.39%) Magento
2 1 (0.39%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.56%) SaaS
3 3 (1.17%) Amazon SQS
3 3 (1.17%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.17%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.78%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.61%) Network Security
2 8 (3.11%) Internet
3 6 (2.33%) HTTP
4 1 (0.39%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (46.69%) SQL Server
2 19 (7.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (5.84%) MySQL
4 11 (4.28%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (3.50%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.56%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.17%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.17%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.17%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.39%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.39%) DB2
9 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 42 (16.34%) Visual Studio
2 26 (10.12%) Team Foundation Server
2 26 (10.12%) Git (software)
3 22 (8.56%) NUnit
4 20 (7.78%) Subversion
5 14 (5.45%) JUnit
6 9 (3.50%) Moq
6 9 (3.50%) SpecFlow
7 8 (3.11%) Selenium
8 7 (2.72%) ReSharper
8 7 (2.72%) TeamCity
8 7 (2.72%) Jenkins
8 7 (2.72%) Hudson
9 6 (2.33%) Xcode
10 3 (1.17%) JIRA
11 2 (0.78%) Maven
11 2 (0.78%) Ant
11 2 (0.78%) ProC
12 1 (0.39%) Visual Studio Team System
12 1 (0.39%) Mercurial
General
1 31 (12.06%) Finance
2 26 (10.12%) Retail
3 19 (7.39%) Telecoms
4 14 (5.45%) Manufacturing
5 8 (3.11%) Games
6 6 (2.33%) Banking
7 3 (1.17%) Automotive
7 3 (1.17%) Law
8 1 (0.39%) Legal
8 1 (0.39%) Advertising
8 1 (0.39%) Back Office
8 1 (0.39%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (61.48%) .NET
2 102 (39.69%) ASP.NET
3 81 (31.52%) HTML
4 61 (23.74%) CSS
5 54 (21.01%) XML
6 44 (17.12%) WCF
7 42 (16.34%) jQuery
8 38 (14.79%) .NET Framework
9 36 (14.01%) LINQ
10 33 (12.84%) Web Services
11 29 (11.28%) WPF
11 29 (11.28%) HTML5
12 26 (10.12%) ASP.NET MVC
13 21 (8.17%) Ajax
14 20 (7.78%) AngularJS
15 18 (7.00%) SOAP
16 17 (6.61%) J2EE
16 17 (6.61%) JSON
17 16 (6.23%) LAMP
17 16 (6.23%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 33 (12.84%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (8.17%) Computer Science
3 18 (7.00%) Algorithms
4 17 (6.61%) User Experience
5 14 (5.45%) Client/Server
6 13 (5.06%) Inversion of Control
7 12 (4.67%) Mobile App
7 12 (4.67%) N-Tier
8 6 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.95%) Mathematics
9 5 (1.95%) Physics
10 4 (1.56%) NHS
10 4 (1.56%) W3C
10 4 (1.56%) Informatics
11 3 (1.17%) 3D Graphics
11 3 (1.17%) Animation
12 2 (0.78%) Open Source
13 1 (0.39%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 76 (29.57%) Windows
2 18 (7.00%) Linux
3 11 (4.28%) Android
3 11 (4.28%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.17%) Windows XP
4 3 (1.17%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (0.78%) Windows Phone
5 2 (0.78%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (45.53%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (30.35%) MVC
3 66 (25.68%) Software Engineering
4 54 (21.01%) OO
5 49 (19.07%) TDD
6 40 (15.56%) UML
7 38 (14.79%) Project Management
8 36 (14.01%) Unit Testing
9 24 (9.34%) OOP
9 24 (9.34%) Requirements Analysis
10 22 (8.56%) Scrum
10 22 (8.56%) Continuous Integration
11 19 (7.39%) OOD
12 14 (5.45%) E-Commerce
13 13 (5.06%) SOA
14 10 (3.89%) MVVM
15 9 (3.50%) Agile Project Management
15 9 (3.50%) Android Development
15 9 (3.50%) iOS Development
16 8 (3.11%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 161 (62.65%) C#
2 89 (34.63%) JavaScript
3 72 (28.02%) SQL
4 48 (18.68%) VB.NET
5 45 (17.51%) Java
6 43 (16.73%) PHP
7 41 (15.95%) C++
8 17 (6.61%) VBA
9 14 (5.45%) C
10 12 (4.67%) Python
11 6 (2.33%) T-SQL
11 6 (2.33%) Objective-C
11 6 (2.33%) Ruby
12 4 (1.56%) Delphi
12 4 (1.56%) Perl
13 3 (1.17%) VBScript
13 3 (1.17%) VB
14 2 (0.78%) Embedded C
14 2 (0.78%) Embedded C++
14 2 (0.78%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 91 (35.41%) Degree
2 3 (1.17%) MCTS
2 3 (1.17%) MCPD
2 3 (1.17%) MCP
2 3 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (0.78%) DV Cleared
3 2 (0.78%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.39%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.84%) QA
2 5 (1.95%) SLA
3 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 61 (23.74%) Microsoft
2 19 (7.39%) Oracle
3 6 (2.33%) Google
3 6 (2.33%) Zend
3 6 (2.33%) Xamarin
4 3 (1.17%) Capita
4 3 (1.17%) DevExpress
4 3 (1.17%) Embarcadero
5 2 (0.78%) Red Hat
5 2 (0.78%) Apple
6 1 (0.39%) Sybase
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