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

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 99 111 104
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 86 83 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.40% 2.07% 2.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.52% 2.19% 2.28%
Number of salaries quoted 78 78 83
Average salary £37,500 £39,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.06% +16.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,050 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,750 £41,500
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
3411 3782 3907
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.20% 94.53% 94.95%
Number of salaries quoted 2827 3113 3383
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 £57,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 29 July 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 29 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
Stockport +18 16 £34,500 -42.50% 5
Altrincham - 5 £43,750 - 1
Wigan - 3 £47,500 - 1
Bolton -1 2 £47,500 +72.72%
Cheadle -2 1 £47,500 +35.71% 1
Software Engineer
North West

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 176 (97.78%) Software Engineering
2 98 (54.44%) C++
3 93 (51.67%) Java
4 81 (45.00%) Degree
5 77 (42.78%) Linux
6 64 (35.56%) C
7 58 (32.22%) SQL
7 58 (32.22%) TDD
8 57 (31.67%) C#
9 48 (26.67%) XML
10 47 (26.11%) OO
11 44 (24.44%) JavaScript
11 44 (24.44%) SQL Server
12 41 (22.78%) SOAP
13 39 (21.67%) Agile Software Development
13 39 (21.67%) Hibernate
14 38 (21.11%) Spring
15 37 (20.56%) REST
16 36 (20.00%) Relational Database
16 36 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
16 36 (20.00%) UNIX
16 36 (20.00%) Finance
17 33 (18.33%) .NET
17 33 (18.33%) Enterprise Software
18 32 (17.78%) SDLC
18 32 (17.78%) E-Commerce
18 32 (17.78%) Maven
19 31 (17.22%) ActiveMQ
19 31 (17.22%) JSON
19 31 (17.22%) JMS

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 13 (7.22%) Apache
2 4 (2.22%) IIS
3 3 (1.67%) JBoss
3 3 (1.67%) WordPress
3 3 (1.67%) Facebook Platform
4 2 (1.11%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.56%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.56%) Lync
5 1 (0.56%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (1.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.11%) GitHub
2 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.44%) Bluetooth
1 8 (4.44%) GPRS
1 8 (4.44%) GSM
1 8 (4.44%) UMTS
1 8 (4.44%) VoIP
1 8 (4.44%) WLAN
1 8 (4.44%) DVB
1 8 (4.44%) Wi-Fi
1 8 (4.44%) NFC
2 6 (3.33%) Network Security
3 4 (2.22%) VPN
4 3 (1.67%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.11%) Internet
5 2 (1.11%) DNS
6 1 (0.56%) SSL
6 1 (0.56%) HTTP
6 1 (0.56%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (24.44%) SQL Server
2 36 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 22 (12.22%) RDBMS
4 15 (8.33%) MySQL
5 8 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (2.22%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.67%) EDRMS
7 3 (1.67%) Big Data
8 2 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.56%) SQLite
9 1 (0.56%) SQLPlus
9 1 (0.56%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.56%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.56%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 32 (17.78%) Maven
2 19 (10.56%) NUnit
3 18 (10.00%) MSTest
4 16 (8.89%) Git (software)
5 14 (7.78%) Selenium
6 13 (7.22%) Visual Studio
7 11 (6.11%) Jenkins
8 7 (3.89%) Hudson
8 7 (3.89%) TeamCity
9 5 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (2.22%) JIRA
11 3 (1.67%) Subversion
11 3 (1.67%) PVCS
11 3 (1.67%) Eclipse
11 3 (1.67%) JUnit
11 3 (1.67%) Gradle
12 2 (1.11%) Gerrit
12 2 (1.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 1 (0.56%) WiX
13 1 (0.56%) InstallShield
General
1 36 (20.00%) Finance
2 28 (15.56%) Retail
3 9 (5.00%) Electronics
4 8 (4.44%) Automotive
4 8 (4.44%) Games
4 8 (4.44%) Multimedia
5 7 (3.89%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.78%) Publishing
6 5 (2.78%) Law
7 4 (2.22%) Banking
7 4 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.67%) Marketing
8 3 (1.67%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (26.67%) XML
2 41 (22.78%) SOAP
3 39 (21.67%) Hibernate
4 38 (21.11%) Spring
5 37 (20.56%) REST
6 33 (18.33%) .NET
7 31 (17.22%) Servlets
7 31 (17.22%) ActiveMQ
7 31 (17.22%) JMS
7 31 (17.22%) WSDL
7 31 (17.22%) RabbitMQ
7 31 (17.22%) JSON
8 29 (16.11%) ASP.NET
9 27 (15.00%) Java EE
10 26 (14.44%) HTML
11 24 (13.33%) CSS
12 23 (12.78%) RESTful
13 20 (11.11%) jQuery
13 20 (11.11%) WCF
13 20 (11.11%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 36 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (18.33%) Enterprise Software
3 23 (12.78%) Computer Science
4 20 (11.11%) Mathematics
5 15 (8.33%) Physics
6 14 (7.78%) Animation
7 11 (6.11%) Device Driver
8 9 (5.00%) 3D Graphics
8 9 (5.00%) iPhone
9 8 (4.44%) MPEG
10 5 (2.78%) N-Tier
10 5 (2.78%) Algorithms
10 5 (2.78%) Mobile App
11 4 (2.22%) NHS
11 4 (2.22%) Replication
12 3 (1.67%) Embedded Systems
12 3 (1.67%) W3C
13 2 (1.11%) User Experience
14 1 (0.56%) Blackberry
14 1 (0.56%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 77 (42.78%) Linux
2 36 (20.00%) UNIX
3 30 (16.67%) Windows
4 16 (8.89%) Android
5 9 (5.00%) Windows Mobile
6 8 (4.44%) Nucleus RTOS
6 8 (4.44%) Windows 7
6 8 (4.44%) Apple iOS
6 8 (4.44%) Windows 8
7 5 (2.78%) Windows XP
8 4 (2.22%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (1.11%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.56%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (97.78%) Software Engineering
2 58 (32.22%) TDD
3 47 (26.11%) OO
4 39 (21.67%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (17.78%) E-Commerce
5 32 (17.78%) SDLC
6 25 (13.89%) Logistics
7 23 (12.78%) MVC
7 23 (12.78%) Unit Testing
7 23 (12.78%) Software Architecture
8 22 (12.22%) Scrum
9 18 (10.00%) MVVM
10 17 (9.44%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (7.78%) UML
12 13 (7.22%) OOD
13 12 (6.67%) Configuration Management
13 12 (6.67%) Functional Programming
13 12 (6.67%) Mentoring
14 11 (6.11%) Automated Testing
15 10 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 98 (54.44%) C++
2 93 (51.67%) Java
3 64 (35.56%) C
4 58 (32.22%) SQL
5 57 (31.67%) C#
6 44 (24.44%) JavaScript
7 22 (12.22%) Python
8 21 (11.67%) PHP
9 19 (10.56%) T-SQL
10 14 (7.78%) Scala
11 11 (6.11%) PL/SQL
12 9 (5.00%) R
13 5 (2.78%) XAML
13 5 (2.78%) Ruby
14 3 (1.67%) Haskell
14 3 (1.67%) Erlang
14 3 (1.67%) Embedded C
14 3 (1.67%) Embedded C++
14 3 (1.67%) Lisp
14 3 (1.67%) OCaml
Qualifications
1 81 (45.00%) Degree
2 2 (1.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.11%) MCSD
2 2 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (1.11%) MCPD
3 1 (0.56%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.44%) QA
2 1 (0.56%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.67%) Firmware
1 3 (1.67%) Docker
2 2 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.56%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (2.22%) Puppet
2 2 (1.11%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.56%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.56%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 9 (5.00%) Symbian
1 9 (5.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (2.22%) Oracle
3 3 (1.67%) Facebook
3 3 (1.67%) Twitter
3 3 (1.67%) Perforce
4 2 (1.11%) VMware
4 2 (1.11%) Wonderware
5 1 (0.56%) SAP
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Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bonnus/Share Scheme
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Salary: £24000 - £45000 per annum + + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
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Cheadle
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