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

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 108 113 64
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -49
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 79 65 153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.95% 1.73% 3.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.05% 1.84% 4.09%
Number of salaries quoted 72 57 133
Average salary £39,500 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.53% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £42,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
3850 3530 3737
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.23% 94.11% 97.17%
Number of salaries quoted 3215 3073 3290
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 23 September 2014.

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 23 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
Rochdale - 9 £48,000 -
Bolton - 8 £27,500 -
Salford +3 6 £32,500 - 1
Cheadle - 3 - -
Oldham - 2 £35,000 -
Sale +4 1 £37,500 +33.92%
Altrincham -4 1 £30,000 -11.76% 2
Software Engineer
North West

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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.

1 135 (83.85%) Software Engineering
2 67 (41.61%) Linux
3 61 (37.89%) Java
3 61 (37.89%) .NET
4 60 (37.27%) C#
5 59 (36.65%) Agile Software Development
6 57 (35.40%) SQL
7 54 (33.54%) SQL Server
8 52 (32.30%) C++
9 50 (31.06%) Windows
10 31 (19.25%) Scrum
10 31 (19.25%) Automated Testing
11 30 (18.63%) JavaScript
11 30 (18.63%) OO
12 29 (18.01%) Games
13 28 (17.39%) Web Services
14 26 (16.15%) HTML
14 26 (16.15%) Python
15 25 (15.53%) XML
15 25 (15.53%) SOAP
16 24 (14.91%) TDD
16 24 (14.91%) WCF
16 24 (14.91%) Continuous Integration
17 23 (14.29%) ASP.NET
18 22 (13.66%) Microsoft
18 22 (13.66%) Degree
19 21 (13.04%) Java EE
19 21 (13.04%) QA
19 21 (13.04%) Spring
20 20 (12.42%) Servlets

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 13 (8.07%) Apache
2 9 (5.59%) Tomcat
3 7 (4.35%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.24%) Zimbra
4 2 (1.24%) Liferay
4 2 (1.24%) IBM Notes
4 2 (1.24%) Lotus Domino
4 2 (1.24%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.24%) GroupWise
5 1 (0.62%) IIS
5 1 (0.62%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (1.24%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.83%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (6.83%) SaaS
1 11 (6.83%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.62%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.62%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (0.62%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.45%) Internet
2 10 (6.21%) Firewall
2 10 (6.21%) SMTP
2 10 (6.21%) HTTP
2 10 (6.21%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (33.54%) SQL Server
2 15 (9.32%) SQL Server 2005
2 15 (9.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (8.70%) Relational Database
4 9 (5.59%) OLTP
4 9 (5.59%) RDBMS
5 6 (3.73%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (2.48%) MySQL
7 2 (1.24%) Big Data
7 2 (1.24%) Hazelcast
8 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 16 (9.94%) Visual Studio
2 15 (9.32%) Git (software)
3 13 (8.07%) Eclipse
4 12 (7.45%) Maven
5 10 (6.21%) JMeter
6 9 (5.59%) JUnit
7 8 (4.97%) Subversion
8 7 (4.35%) Jenkins
9 5 (3.11%) Gradle
10 4 (2.48%) Gerrit
10 4 (2.48%) Selenium
11 3 (1.86%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (1.86%) SoapUI
12 2 (1.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (1.24%) FxCop
12 2 (1.24%) StyleCop
12 2 (1.24%) Moq
12 2 (1.24%) Mockito
12 2 (1.24%) Cucumber
12 2 (1.24%) NUnit
General
1 29 (18.01%) Games
2 9 (5.59%) Retail
3 7 (4.35%) Finance
4 6 (3.73%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.86%) Electronics
5 3 (1.86%) Marketing
6 2 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.24%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.24%) Advertising
6 2 (1.24%) Military
7 1 (0.62%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.62%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (37.89%) .NET
2 28 (17.39%) Web Services
3 26 (16.15%) HTML
4 25 (15.53%) SOAP
4 25 (15.53%) XML
5 24 (14.91%) WCF
6 23 (14.29%) ASP.NET
7 21 (13.04%) Java EE
7 21 (13.04%) Spring
8 20 (12.42%) Servlets
9 16 (9.94%) LINQ
9 16 (9.94%) HTML5
10 14 (8.70%) jQuery
10 14 (8.70%) J2EE
11 13 (8.07%) JSON
11 13 (8.07%) Ninject
12 11 (6.83%) OpenGL
12 11 (6.83%) CSS
13 10 (6.21%) Grails
13 10 (6.21%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.94%) 3D Graphics
1 16 (9.94%) Enterprise Software
2 15 (9.32%) Mathematics
2 15 (9.32%) Computer Science
3 14 (8.70%) Animation
4 12 (7.45%) Physics
5 9 (5.59%) Online Games
6 5 (3.11%) Mobile App
6 5 (3.11%) CUDA
6 5 (3.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.86%) Blog
8 2 (1.24%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.24%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.24%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.24%) Neural Network
8 2 (1.24%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.62%) User Experience
9 1 (0.62%) DTV
9 1 (0.62%) BBC
9 1 (0.62%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 67 (41.61%) Linux
2 50 (31.06%) Windows
3 19 (11.80%) Mac OS X
4 14 (8.70%) UNIX
5 7 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (4.35%) Android
6 2 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.24%) Windows CE
6 2 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.62%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.62%) AIX
7 1 (0.62%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (83.85%) Software Engineering
2 59 (36.65%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (19.25%) Scrum
3 31 (19.25%) Automated Testing
4 30 (18.63%) OO
5 24 (14.91%) TDD
5 24 (14.91%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (12.42%) Load Testing
7 19 (11.80%) OOD
8 17 (10.56%) E-Commerce
9 16 (9.94%) MVC
10 13 (8.07%) SOA
10 13 (8.07%) Software Testing
10 13 (8.07%) Unit Testing
11 11 (6.83%) BDD
12 10 (6.21%) Test Automation
12 10 (6.21%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (6.21%) Time Management
12 10 (6.21%) CAD
12 10 (6.21%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (37.89%) Java
2 60 (37.27%) C#
3 57 (35.40%) SQL
4 52 (32.30%) C++
5 30 (18.63%) JavaScript
6 26 (16.15%) Python
7 20 (12.42%) C
8 16 (9.94%) PHP
9 11 (6.83%) Perl
10 9 (5.59%) Ruby
11 7 (4.35%) XPath
12 5 (3.11%) Lua
12 5 (3.11%) Scala
13 4 (2.48%) VB.NET
14 3 (1.86%) VC++
15 2 (1.24%) Ada
15 2 (1.24%) Groovy
15 2 (1.24%) Shell Script
16 1 (0.62%) Embedded C
16 1 (0.62%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 22 (13.66%) Degree
2 10 (6.21%) ISTQB
2 10 (6.21%) ISEB
3 2 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.24%) OCPJP
3 2 (1.24%) MCTS
3 2 (1.24%) MCPD
3 2 (1.24%) MCP
4 1 (0.62%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.62%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (13.04%) QA
2 3 (1.86%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.24%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (1.24%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 22 (13.66%) Microsoft
2 20 (12.42%) Oracle
3 7 (4.35%) Red Hat
4 4 (2.48%) JBoss
5 2 (1.24%) Wonderware
5 2 (1.24%) Perforce
5 2 (1.24%) VMware
5 2 (1.24%) Novell
5 2 (1.24%) Lotus
6 1 (0.62%) SAP
6 1 (0.62%) Google
6 1 (0.62%) Sony
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