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 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 Engineer
Rank 90 110 74
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -36
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 98 81 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.71% 2.02% 3.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.84% 2.12% 3.64%
Number of salaries quoted 81 77 123
Average salary £40,000 £37,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% +13.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £26,300
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £41,200
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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
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 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 24 April 2015.

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 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
Stockport +14 15 £34,500 -42.50% 1
Oldham +5 4 - - 2
Cheadle +7 2 - -
Bolton - 1 £47,500 -
Wigan - 1 £47,500 -
Software Engineer
North West

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

1 161 (88.46%) Software Engineering
2 95 (52.20%) Degree
3 76 (41.76%) Java
4 74 (40.66%) C++
5 68 (37.36%) Agile Software Development
6 65 (35.71%) SQL
7 62 (34.07%) Linux
8 61 (33.52%) TDD
9 56 (30.77%) C#
10 51 (28.02%) OO
11 45 (24.73%) C
12 42 (23.08%) XML
13 39 (21.43%) JavaScript
14 38 (20.88%) SQL Server
15 36 (19.78%) Unit Testing
15 36 (19.78%) REST
16 35 (19.23%) SOAP
17 32 (17.58%) Spring
18 30 (16.48%) UNIX
18 30 (16.48%) Enterprise Software
19 29 (15.93%) Relational Database
19 29 (15.93%) Analytical Skills
19 29 (15.93%) Hibernate
19 29 (15.93%) Servlets
20 28 (15.38%) Maven
20 28 (15.38%) JSON
21 27 (14.84%) ActiveMQ
21 27 (14.84%) .NET
21 27 (14.84%) JMS
21 27 (14.84%) WSDL

Software Engineer
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 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 11 (6.04%) Apache
2 4 (2.20%) nginx
3 3 (1.65%) Facebook Platform
3 3 (1.65%) IIS
3 3 (1.65%) WordPress
4 2 (1.10%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.10%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.10%) JBoss
5 1 (0.55%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.55%) CMS
5 1 (0.55%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.55%) Liferay
Applications
1 3 (1.65%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.55%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.55%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (0.55%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.89%) Network Security
2 6 (3.30%) HTTP
3 5 (2.75%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.20%) VPN
4 4 (2.20%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.55%) Firewall
5 1 (0.55%) IPsec
5 1 (0.55%) ZigBee
5 1 (0.55%) DNS
5 1 (0.55%) LAN
5 1 (0.55%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (20.88%) SQL Server
2 29 (15.93%) Relational Database
3 19 (10.44%) RDBMS
4 15 (8.24%) MySQL
5 7 (3.85%) Big Data
6 6 (3.30%) NoSQL
6 6 (3.30%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (3.30%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.20%) Amazon Redshift
8 3 (1.65%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.55%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 28 (15.38%) Maven
2 12 (6.59%) NUnit
3 11 (6.04%) Selenium
3 11 (6.04%) MSTest
4 10 (5.49%) Visual Studio
5 9 (4.95%) Git (software)
6 8 (4.40%) TestDirector
7 7 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (3.85%) TeamCity
7 7 (3.85%) Hudson
7 7 (3.85%) Jenkins
8 4 (2.20%) PVCS
8 4 (2.20%) JIRA
9 3 (1.65%) Subversion
9 3 (1.65%) QuickTest Pro
9 3 (1.65%) JUnit
9 3 (1.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (1.65%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.55%) Gradle
10 1 (0.55%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 25 (13.74%) Retail
2 20 (10.99%) Telecoms
2 20 (10.99%) Finance
3 13 (7.14%) Electronics
4 11 (6.04%) Publishing
5 6 (3.30%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.75%) Marketing
6 5 (2.75%) Games
6 5 (2.75%) Law
7 3 (1.65%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.10%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.55%) Banking
9 1 (0.55%) Arabic Language
9 1 (0.55%) French Language
9 1 (0.55%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (23.08%) XML
2 36 (19.78%) REST
3 35 (19.23%) SOAP
4 32 (17.58%) Spring
5 29 (15.93%) Servlets
5 29 (15.93%) Hibernate
6 28 (15.38%) JSON
7 27 (14.84%) ActiveMQ
7 27 (14.84%) WSDL
7 27 (14.84%) JMS
7 27 (14.84%) .NET
7 27 (14.84%) RabbitMQ
8 22 (12.09%) RESTful
8 22 (12.09%) HTML
9 20 (10.99%) Java EE
10 17 (9.34%) Web Services
10 17 (9.34%) WPF
11 15 (8.24%) ASP.NET
12 14 (7.69%) WCF
13 13 (7.14%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (16.48%) Enterprise Software
2 29 (15.93%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (12.09%) Algorithms
4 21 (11.54%) Computer Science
5 17 (9.34%) User Experience
6 16 (8.79%) Mathematics
7 14 (7.69%) Physics
8 7 (3.85%) Mobile App
9 5 (2.75%) Animation
10 4 (2.20%) Embedded Systems
10 4 (2.20%) Device Driver
11 3 (1.65%) 3D Graphics
11 3 (1.65%) Open Source
12 2 (1.10%) Replication
12 2 (1.10%) Client/Server
12 2 (1.10%) N-Tier
12 2 (1.10%) W3C
12 2 (1.10%) DTV
13 1 (0.55%) Cryptography
13 1 (0.55%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 62 (34.07%) Linux
2 30 (16.48%) UNIX
3 22 (12.09%) Windows
4 8 (4.40%) Apple iOS
5 5 (2.75%) Android
5 5 (2.75%) Windows XP
6 3 (1.65%) Mac OS X
6 3 (1.65%) CentOS
7 2 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.10%) VxWorks
7 2 (1.10%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (88.46%) Software Engineering
2 68 (37.36%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (33.52%) TDD
4 51 (28.02%) OO
5 36 (19.78%) Unit Testing
6 26 (14.29%) E-Commerce
7 21 (11.54%) OOD
7 21 (11.54%) Automated Testing
8 20 (10.99%) MVC
9 19 (10.44%) Business Intelligence
9 19 (10.44%) Logistics
9 19 (10.44%) Software Architecture
10 17 (9.34%) Scrum
11 13 (7.14%) OOP
11 13 (7.14%) Multithreading
12 12 (6.59%) MVVM
12 12 (6.59%) Automation Testing
13 11 (6.04%) Test Automation
14 10 (5.49%) Continuous Integration
15 9 (4.95%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 76 (41.76%) Java
2 74 (40.66%) C++
3 65 (35.71%) SQL
4 56 (30.77%) C#
5 45 (24.73%) C
6 39 (21.43%) JavaScript
7 21 (11.54%) PHP
8 18 (9.89%) Python
9 12 (6.59%) T-SQL
10 11 (6.04%) Scala
11 8 (4.40%) Embedded C
11 8 (4.40%) XAML
12 7 (3.85%) Ruby
13 6 (3.30%) R
13 6 (3.30%) Embedded C++
14 5 (2.75%) Objective-C
15 4 (2.20%) PL/SQL
15 4 (2.20%) Haskell
15 4 (2.20%) OCaml
16 3 (1.65%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 95 (52.20%) Degree
2 8 (4.40%) ISEB
2 8 (4.40%) ISTQB
3 4 (2.20%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.10%) Postgraduate
4 2 (1.10%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (9.34%) QA
2 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (2.75%) Firmware
2 2 (1.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (1.10%) Docker
3 1 (0.55%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.55%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.55%) Squid
3 1 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.65%) Puppet
2 2 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.10%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 18 (9.89%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.49%) Oracle
3 9 (4.95%) VMware
4 4 (2.20%) Perforce
5 3 (1.65%) Apple
5 3 (1.65%) Facebook
5 3 (1.65%) Twitter
5 3 (1.65%) Xamarin
6 2 (1.10%) Business Objects
6 2 (1.10%) SAP
6 2 (1.10%) Red Hat
Oldham, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
AWD Recruitment
Salary: £25,000 - £50,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £24000 - £45000 per annum + + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Houndskull Solutions Ltd.
Salary: Up to £37,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
Venturi
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago