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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 92 44 50
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 92 197 204
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.71% 5.05% 4.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.85% 5.36% 5.02%
Number of salaries quoted 88 181 180
Average salary £38,750 £35,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.71% +6.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,750 £42,450 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +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
3228 3675 4062
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.08% 94.18% 95.69%
Number of salaries quoted 2671 3032 3523
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 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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
Bolton +12 4 £28,000 -17.64% 3
Altrincham +4 3 £42,500 +1.19% 4
Salford -1 3 £37,500 -9.09% 1
Oldham -2 2 - - 1
Wigan +4 1 £27,500 -21.42% 1
Stockport -15 1 £33,500 -12.98% 1
Software Developer
North West

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 165 (63.22%) .NET
2 161 (61.69%) C#
3 131 (50.19%) Agile Software Development
4 117 (44.83%) SQL Server
5 95 (36.40%) ASP.NET
5 95 (36.40%) JavaScript
5 95 (36.40%) Degree
6 89 (34.10%) HTML
7 84 (32.18%) SQL
8 75 (28.74%) MVC
9 74 (28.35%) Windows
10 66 (25.29%) TDD
11 65 (24.90%) Microsoft
12 62 (23.75%) WCF
13 61 (23.37%) XML
13 61 (23.37%) CSS
14 57 (21.84%) Analytical Skills
15 52 (19.92%) LINQ
15 52 (19.92%) Software Engineering
15 52 (19.92%) UML
16 51 (19.54%) Java
17 50 (19.16%) Finance
18 48 (18.39%) C++
19 45 (17.24%) Visual Studio
19 45 (17.24%) jQuery
20 44 (16.86%) .NET Framework
20 44 (16.86%) OO
20 44 (16.86%) Web Services
21 43 (16.48%) PHP
22 41 (15.71%) WPF

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (5.75%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.45%) CMS
3 8 (3.07%) Apache
4 6 (2.30%) IIS
5 3 (1.15%) Joomla!
6 2 (0.77%) Umbraco
6 2 (0.77%) Node.js
6 2 (0.77%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.38%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.38%) WordPress
Applications
1 18 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.38%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 35 (13.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.83%) Network Security
2 7 (2.68%) Internet
3 2 (0.77%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (44.83%) SQL Server
2 21 (8.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (4.60%) MySQL
4 9 (3.45%) Relational Database
5 8 (3.07%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.15%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (1.15%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.77%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.38%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.38%) EDRMS
9 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 45 (17.24%) Visual Studio
2 40 (15.33%) Git (software)
3 38 (14.56%) NUnit
4 27 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (5.36%) Selenium
5 14 (5.36%) Subversion
6 12 (4.60%) JUnit
7 9 (3.45%) Moq
7 9 (3.45%) SpecFlow
8 8 (3.07%) TeamCity
9 7 (2.68%) Jenkins
9 7 (2.68%) ReSharper
9 7 (2.68%) Hudson
10 4 (1.53%) Xcode
11 3 (1.15%) WinDbg
12 2 (0.77%) ProC
12 2 (0.77%) Maven
13 1 (0.38%) JIRA
13 1 (0.38%) Mercurial
13 1 (0.38%) PHPUnit
General
1 50 (19.16%) Finance
2 27 (10.34%) Retail
3 15 (5.75%) Manufacturing
4 13 (4.98%) Games
5 12 (4.60%) Telecoms
6 10 (3.83%) Banking
7 5 (1.92%) Automotive
7 5 (1.92%) Law
8 2 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.38%) Back Office
9 1 (0.38%) Electronics
9 1 (0.38%) Advertising
9 1 (0.38%) Legal
9 1 (0.38%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 165 (63.22%) .NET
2 95 (36.40%) ASP.NET
3 89 (34.10%) HTML
4 62 (23.75%) WCF
5 61 (23.37%) XML
5 61 (23.37%) CSS
6 52 (19.92%) LINQ
7 45 (17.24%) jQuery
8 44 (16.86%) Web Services
8 44 (16.86%) .NET Framework
9 41 (15.71%) WPF
10 36 (13.79%) HTML5
11 34 (13.03%) SOAP
12 31 (11.88%) REST
13 28 (10.73%) ASP.NET MVC
13 28 (10.73%) MSMQ
14 23 (8.81%) Ajax
14 23 (8.81%) AngularJS
15 20 (7.66%) Entity Framework
16 17 (6.51%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 57 (21.84%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (11.88%) Computer Science
3 15 (5.75%) Mathematics
4 13 (4.98%) Inversion of Control
4 13 (4.98%) User Experience
5 10 (3.83%) Algorithms
5 10 (3.83%) Mobile App
6 8 (3.07%) NHS
7 7 (2.68%) Client/Server
7 7 (2.68%) Physics
8 6 (2.30%) N-Tier
9 5 (1.92%) Animation
9 5 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.53%) Informatics
10 4 (1.53%) W3C
10 4 (1.53%) 3D Graphics
11 3 (1.15%) Blog
11 3 (1.15%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.38%) Hedge funds
12 1 (0.38%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 74 (28.35%) Windows
2 28 (10.73%) Linux
3 7 (2.68%) Android
3 7 (2.68%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.53%) UNIX
5 3 (1.15%) Windows XP
5 3 (1.15%) Windows Mobile
5 3 (1.15%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (50.19%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (28.74%) MVC
3 66 (25.29%) TDD
4 52 (19.92%) Software Engineering
4 52 (19.92%) UML
5 44 (16.86%) OO
6 37 (14.18%) Continuous Integration
7 34 (13.03%) Unit Testing
8 32 (12.26%) SDLC
9 24 (9.20%) Project Management
10 22 (8.43%) Scrum
11 16 (6.13%) OOP
12 15 (5.75%) E-Commerce
13 12 (4.60%) OOD
14 11 (4.21%) Requirements Analysis
15 9 (3.45%) SOA
15 9 (3.45%) MVVM
15 9 (3.45%) Waterfall
15 9 (3.45%) BDD
15 9 (3.45%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 161 (61.69%) C#
2 95 (36.40%) JavaScript
3 84 (32.18%) SQL
4 51 (19.54%) Java
5 48 (18.39%) C++
6 43 (16.48%) PHP
7 34 (13.03%) VBA
8 32 (12.26%) VB.NET
9 22 (8.43%) C
10 8 (3.07%) T-SQL
11 6 (2.30%) Python
12 5 (1.92%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.53%) Perl
13 4 (1.53%) VBScript
13 4 (1.53%) Objective-C
13 4 (1.53%) Ruby
14 3 (1.15%) VB
14 3 (1.15%) Delphi
15 2 (0.77%) Embedded C
15 2 (0.77%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 95 (36.40%) Degree
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (0.38%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.36%) QA
2 5 (1.92%) SLA
3 3 (1.15%) HL7
3 3 (1.15%) DICOM
4 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 65 (24.90%) Microsoft
2 23 (8.81%) Oracle
3 7 (2.68%) Capita
4 5 (1.92%) Zend
5 4 (1.53%) Google
6 3 (1.15%) InterSystems
6 3 (1.15%) DevExpress
7 2 (0.77%) Xamarin
7 2 (0.77%) Embarcadero
8 1 (0.38%) HP
8 1 (0.38%) Perforce
Manchester, Lancashire
Premier IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bolton, Lancashire
D4 Digital Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
D4 Digital Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per month
Posted: 2 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £22000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Oldham
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
threesixty selection
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Staffline Express / Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
RMI International
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £37000.00 per annum + dependent on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago