The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 67 120 126
Rank change year-on-year
+53 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 119 74 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 3.64% 1.84% 1.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.79% 1.91% 1.80%
Number of salaries quoted 94 69 55
Average salary £45,000 £36,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £31,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £43,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Software Engineer
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
3141 3879 3619
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 96.20% 96.42% 95.97%
Number of salaries quoted 2598 3327 3156
Average salary £41,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineer in the job title across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the Manchester region.

Software Engineer Salary Trend in Manchester

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in Manchester

Software Engineer
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 Engineer within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. 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 +4 11 £47,500 +5.55% 1
Stockport -5 11 £43,750 +36.71% 1
Oldham - 6 £24,000 - 3
Altrincham - 3 £46,500 - 1
Software Engineer
North West

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT jobs across the Manchester region that cited Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title.

1 211 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 107 (50.71%) Agile Software Development
3 104 (49.29%) Java
4 100 (47.39%) C#
5 94 (44.55%) OO
6 89 (42.18%) SQL
7 83 (39.34%) .NET
8 82 (38.86%) C++
9 79 (37.44%) JavaScript
10 75 (35.55%) Scrum
11 67 (31.75%) ASP.NET
12 59 (27.96%) Windows
13 57 (27.01%) HTML
14 56 (26.54%) Continuous Integration
15 55 (26.07%) Web Services
16 53 (25.12%) WPF
17 51 (24.17%) CSS
18 49 (23.22%) XML
18 49 (23.22%) SOAP
19 48 (22.75%) Visual Studio
20 47 (22.27%) jQuery
21 45 (21.33%) WCF
22 42 (19.91%) Multithreading
22 42 (19.91%) Git (software)
22 42 (19.91%) C
23 38 (18.01%) SQL Server
24 37 (17.54%) MVC
24 37 (17.54%) Finance
25 36 (17.06%) NUnit
25 36 (17.06%) SOA

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT jobs across the Manchester region that cited Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 23 (10.90%) Node.js
2 17 (8.06%) Apache
3 12 (5.69%) Mule
3 12 (5.69%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.90%) CMS
5 3 (1.42%) JBoss
5 3 (1.42%) nginx
5 3 (1.42%) OpenStack
5 3 (1.42%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.47%) Kentico
7 1 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.47%) Umbraco
Applications
1 11 (5.21%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.47%) Doxygen
2 1 (0.47%) MS Office
2 1 (0.47%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 34 (16.11%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (7.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (6.16%) PaaS
3 13 (6.16%) SaaS
4 12 (5.69%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (5.69%) Amazon S3
4 12 (5.69%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.42%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.00%) HTTP
1 19 (9.00%) Internet
2 3 (1.42%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.47%) Modbus
3 1 (0.47%) SPDY
3 1 (0.47%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (18.01%) SQL Server
2 22 (10.43%) NoSQL
3 19 (9.00%) Relational Database
4 15 (7.11%) Azure SQL Database
5 13 (6.16%) Apache Cassandra
6 12 (5.69%) Couchbase
6 12 (5.69%) Hazelcast
7 6 (2.84%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (2.84%) SQLite
8 5 (2.37%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.90%) Big Data
9 4 (1.90%) MySQL
10 2 (0.95%) Apache Accumulo
10 2 (0.95%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.47%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 48 (22.75%) Visual Studio
2 42 (19.91%) Git (software)
3 36 (17.06%) NUnit
4 29 (13.74%) Jenkins
5 27 (12.80%) MSTest
6 24 (11.37%) Maven
7 23 (10.90%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (6.16%) Subversion
9 12 (5.69%) git-flow
9 12 (5.69%) Hudson
10 7 (3.32%) Gerrit
11 6 (2.84%) Moq
12 5 (2.37%) FxCop
12 5 (2.37%) Gradle
12 5 (2.37%) StyleCop
12 5 (2.37%) WiX
13 4 (1.90%) Ant
14 3 (1.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 3 (1.42%) JUnit
14 3 (1.42%) Selenium
General
1 37 (17.54%) Finance
2 17 (8.06%) Games
3 5 (2.37%) Aerospace
3 5 (2.37%) Retail
3 5 (2.37%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.95%) Back Office
4 2 (0.95%) Electronics
4 2 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (39.34%) .NET
2 67 (31.75%) ASP.NET
3 57 (27.01%) HTML
4 55 (26.07%) Web Services
5 53 (25.12%) WPF
6 51 (24.17%) CSS
7 49 (23.22%) SOAP
7 49 (23.22%) XML
8 47 (22.27%) jQuery
9 45 (21.33%) WCF
10 36 (17.06%) Java EE
11 33 (15.64%) LINQ
11 33 (15.64%) RESTful
12 31 (14.69%) AngularJS
13 27 (12.80%) Spring
14 26 (12.32%) REST
14 26 (12.32%) Silverlight
14 26 (12.32%) WF
14 26 (12.32%) XSLT
15 24 (11.37%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 31 (14.69%) N-Tier
2 23 (10.90%) Algorithms
3 20 (9.48%) Computer Science
4 14 (6.64%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (3.32%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (2.84%) User Experience
7 5 (2.37%) PMI
8 4 (1.90%) Animation
9 3 (1.42%) SCADA
10 2 (0.95%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.95%) LIMS
10 2 (0.95%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.95%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.95%) Statistics
11 1 (0.47%) CCTV
11 1 (0.47%) Clustering
11 1 (0.47%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.47%) Embedded Systems
11 1 (0.47%) NHS
11 1 (0.47%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 59 (27.96%) Windows
2 28 (13.27%) Linux
3 16 (7.58%) Windows XP
4 10 (4.74%) Unix
5 6 (2.84%) Mac OS X
6 5 (2.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.42%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.95%) Android
9 2 (0.95%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.47%) CentOS
10 1 (0.47%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.47%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.47%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 107 (50.71%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (44.55%) OO
4 75 (35.55%) Scrum
5 56 (26.54%) Continuous Integration
6 42 (19.91%) Multithreading
7 37 (17.54%) MVC
8 36 (17.06%) SOA
9 35 (16.59%) Mentoring
10 33 (15.64%) UML
11 31 (14.69%) MVVM
12 27 (12.80%) Use Case
13 26 (12.32%) DSDM
13 26 (12.32%) RUP
13 26 (12.32%) Service Delivery
13 26 (12.32%) TDD
14 24 (11.37%) DevOps
15 20 (9.48%) E-Commerce
16 17 (8.06%) Web Development
17 16 (7.58%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 104 (49.29%) Java
2 100 (47.39%) C#
3 89 (42.18%) SQL
4 82 (38.86%) C++
5 79 (37.44%) JavaScript
6 42 (19.91%) C
7 28 (13.27%) T-SQL
8 27 (12.80%) PL/SQL
9 15 (7.11%) TypeScript
10 14 (6.64%) PHP
11 11 (5.21%) Python
12 6 (2.84%) Perl
12 6 (2.84%) Shell Script
13 5 (2.37%) Ruby
14 4 (1.90%) Embedded C
14 4 (1.90%) Scala
14 4 (1.90%) VB.NET
15 3 (1.42%) Bash Shell
15 3 (1.42%) PowerShell
16 1 (0.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 35 (16.59%) Degree
2 7 (3.32%) PhD
3 6 (2.84%) Security Cleared
4 5 (2.37%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.47%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.47%) Postgraduate
5 1 (0.47%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.06%) QA
2 1 (0.47%) COSHH
System Software
1 13 (6.16%) Docker
2 5 (2.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (1.90%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (3.32%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (3.32%) Puppet
2 5 (2.37%) Wonderware InTouch
3 3 (1.42%) Ansible
3 3 (1.42%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.47%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 28 (13.27%) Microsoft
2 16 (7.58%) Oracle
3 12 (5.69%) Google
3 12 (5.69%) webMethods
3 12 (5.69%) WSO2
4 9 (4.27%) VMware
5 7 (3.32%) Wonderware
6 5 (2.37%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.90%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.47%) EMC
8 1 (0.47%) Sitecore
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