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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 117 109 62
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -47
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 74 70 147
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.84% 1.90% 3.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.93% 2.02% 4.02%
Number of salaries quoted 68 62 131
Average salary £37,500 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £42,450 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
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
3840 3470 3654
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.40% 94.11% 97.31%
Number of salaries quoted 3228 3003 3221
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 £23,000 £23,500 £23,000
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 1 October 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 1 October 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 0 6 £32,500 -15.58%
Cheadle - 2 - -
Oldham - 2 £35,000 - 1
Sale +2 1 £37,500 +33.92%
Altrincham -3 1 £30,000 -11.76%
Software Engineer
North West

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 128 (82.58%) Software Engineering
2 67 (43.23%) Linux
3 62 (40.00%) Java
3 62 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 58 (37.42%) C#
4 58 (37.42%) .NET
5 57 (36.77%) SQL
6 53 (34.19%) SQL Server
7 47 (30.32%) C++
8 46 (29.68%) Windows
9 31 (20.00%) Scrum
10 30 (19.35%) Automated Testing
11 29 (18.71%) Web Services
12 28 (18.06%) SOAP
12 28 (18.06%) JavaScript
12 28 (18.06%) Games
13 27 (17.42%) OO
14 26 (16.77%) HTML
15 25 (16.13%) XML
16 23 (14.84%) ASP.NET
16 23 (14.84%) Python
16 23 (14.84%) Spring
16 23 (14.84%) TDD
16 23 (14.84%) Java EE
16 23 (14.84%) Continuous Integration
17 22 (14.19%) WCF
17 22 (14.19%) Oracle
18 21 (13.55%) Microsoft
18 21 (13.55%) QA
18 21 (13.55%) Degree

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (8.39%) Apache
2 9 (5.81%) Tomcat
3 7 (4.52%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.29%) GroupWise
4 2 (1.29%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.29%) IBM Notes
4 2 (1.29%) Lotus Domino
4 2 (1.29%) Zimbra
4 2 (1.29%) Liferay
5 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.65%) IIS
5 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (1.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.10%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (7.10%) SaaS
1 11 (7.10%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (3.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.65%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (0.65%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.65%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.74%) Internet
2 10 (6.45%) SMTP
2 10 (6.45%) HTTP
2 10 (6.45%) DNS
2 10 (6.45%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (34.19%) SQL Server
2 14 (9.03%) SQL Server 2008
2 14 (9.03%) SQL Server 2005
2 14 (9.03%) Relational Database
3 9 (5.81%) OLTP
3 9 (5.81%) RDBMS
4 6 (3.87%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.58%) MySQL
6 2 (1.29%) Hazelcast
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.65%) Big Data
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 15 (9.68%) Visual Studio
2 14 (9.03%) Git (software)
3 13 (8.39%) Eclipse
4 12 (7.74%) Maven
5 10 (6.45%) JMeter
6 9 (5.81%) JUnit
7 7 (4.52%) Subversion
7 7 (4.52%) Jenkins
8 5 (3.23%) Gradle
9 4 (2.58%) Selenium
9 4 (2.58%) Gerrit
9 4 (2.58%) SoapUI
10 3 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (1.29%) ClearCase
11 2 (1.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (1.29%) FxCop
11 2 (1.29%) StyleCop
11 2 (1.29%) Moq
11 2 (1.29%) Mockito
11 2 (1.29%) Cucumber
General
1 28 (18.06%) Games
2 11 (7.10%) Retail
3 7 (4.52%) Finance
4 5 (3.23%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.94%) Electronics
6 2 (1.29%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.29%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.29%) Advertising
6 2 (1.29%) Military
6 2 (1.29%) Marketing
7 1 (0.65%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.65%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (37.42%) .NET
2 29 (18.71%) Web Services
3 28 (18.06%) SOAP
4 26 (16.77%) HTML
5 25 (16.13%) XML
6 23 (14.84%) ASP.NET
6 23 (14.84%) Spring
6 23 (14.84%) Java EE
7 22 (14.19%) WCF
8 20 (12.90%) Servlets
9 16 (10.32%) J2EE
9 16 (10.32%) HTML5
10 15 (9.68%) LINQ
11 13 (8.39%) JSON
12 12 (7.74%) jQuery
12 12 (7.74%) Ninject
13 11 (7.10%) OpenGL
13 11 (7.10%) CSS
14 10 (6.45%) Grails
15 9 (5.81%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.97%) Enterprise Software
2 15 (9.68%) 3D Graphics
3 14 (9.03%) Mathematics
4 13 (8.39%) Computer Science
4 13 (8.39%) Animation
5 10 (6.45%) Physics
6 9 (5.81%) Online Games
7 5 (3.23%) CUDA
7 5 (3.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (3.23%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.94%) Blog
8 3 (1.94%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.29%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.29%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (1.29%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.29%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.65%) Neural Network
10 1 (0.65%) Semantic Web
10 1 (0.65%) MHEG
10 1 (0.65%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 67 (43.23%) Linux
2 46 (29.68%) Windows
3 17 (10.97%) Mac OS X
4 15 (9.68%) UNIX
5 7 (4.52%) Android
5 7 (4.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.29%) Windows CE
6 2 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.65%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.65%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (82.58%) Software Engineering
2 62 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (20.00%) Scrum
4 30 (19.35%) Automated Testing
5 27 (17.42%) OO
6 23 (14.84%) TDD
6 23 (14.84%) Continuous Integration
7 20 (12.90%) Load Testing
8 19 (12.26%) OOD
8 19 (12.26%) E-Commerce
9 14 (9.03%) MVC
10 13 (8.39%) Software Testing
10 13 (8.39%) Unit Testing
11 12 (7.74%) SOA
11 12 (7.74%) BDD
12 11 (7.10%) Logistics
13 10 (6.45%) CAD
13 10 (6.45%) Configuration Management
13 10 (6.45%) Test Automation
13 10 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 62 (40.00%) Java
2 58 (37.42%) C#
3 57 (36.77%) SQL
4 47 (30.32%) C++
5 28 (18.06%) JavaScript
6 23 (14.84%) Python
7 19 (12.26%) C
8 17 (10.97%) PHP
9 9 (5.81%) Perl
10 8 (5.16%) Ruby
11 7 (4.52%) XPath
12 5 (3.23%) Scala
13 4 (2.58%) Lua
14 3 (1.94%) VB.NET
14 3 (1.94%) VC++
15 2 (1.29%) Shell Script
15 2 (1.29%) Ada
15 2 (1.29%) Groovy
16 1 (0.65%) ActionScript
16 1 (0.65%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (13.55%) Degree
2 10 (6.45%) ISEB
2 10 (6.45%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.29%) MCP
3 2 (1.29%) MCTS
3 2 (1.29%) MCPD
3 2 (1.29%) OCPJP
4 1 (0.65%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.65%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (13.55%) QA
2 3 (1.94%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.29%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (1.29%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 22 (14.19%) Oracle
2 21 (13.55%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.52%) Red Hat
4 4 (2.58%) JBoss
5 2 (1.29%) Novell
5 2 (1.29%) Lotus
5 2 (1.29%) VMware
5 2 (1.29%) Wonderware
6 1 (0.65%) Google
6 1 (0.65%) SAP
6 1 (0.65%) Perforce
6 1 (0.65%) Sony
Oldham, Lancashire
GLM Recruitment
Salary: £25,000 - £35,000 DOE Plus Bens and Perks
Posted: 11 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum - plus exceptional benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £42000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester
Hudson - London
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £35k + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + + Bonus + Share options
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
360 Resourcing
Salary: £30k - 38k per year
Posted: 20 days ago
Stockport
Real Staffing
Salary: £40000 - £43000 per annum + pension, bonus, healthcare
Posted: 26 days ago
Stockport
Real Staffing
Salary: £50000 - £53000 per annum + pension, bonus, healthcare
Posted: 26 days ago