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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 131 94 63
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -31
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 63 89 180
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.49% 2.36% 4.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.58% 2.49% 4.27%
Number of salaries quoted 57 81 166
Average salary £34,000 £38,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.68% +18.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £50,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
3991 3574 4218
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 94.51% 94.95% 96.77%
Number of salaries quoted 3439 3117 3803
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% 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 19 December 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 19 December 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
Bolton +4 7 £33,000 -4.34%
Stockport -18 7 £33,500 -10.66%
Cheadle - 3 £45,000 -
Wigan -12 1 - -
Software Engineer
North West

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 114 (78.62%) Software Engineering
2 86 (59.31%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (50.34%) Java
4 62 (42.76%) Linux
5 56 (38.62%) SQL
6 42 (28.97%) Degree
7 40 (27.59%) C#
8 37 (25.52%) SQL Server
8 37 (25.52%) SOAP
9 34 (23.45%) .NET
10 33 (22.76%) C++
10 33 (22.76%) JavaScript
11 32 (22.07%) Scrum
12 31 (21.38%) Web Services
12 31 (21.38%) XML
13 30 (20.69%) Spring
13 30 (20.69%) HTML
14 29 (20.00%) Java EE
14 29 (20.00%) Oracle
15 28 (19.31%) Automated Testing
16 27 (18.62%) E-Commerce
16 27 (18.62%) Windows
16 27 (18.62%) QA
17 25 (17.24%) Servlets
17 25 (17.24%) OO
18 22 (15.17%) Unit Testing
18 22 (15.17%) ASP.NET
19 21 (14.48%) J2EE
19 21 (14.48%) Microsoft
20 20 (13.79%) Relational Database

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 16 (11.03%) Apache
2 12 (8.28%) Tomcat
3 7 (4.83%) WebSphere
4 6 (4.14%) JBoss
5 4 (2.76%) nginx
6 3 (2.07%) Liferay
7 2 (1.38%) IIS
7 2 (1.38%) Zimbra
7 2 (1.38%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.38%) Lotus Domino
7 2 (1.38%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.38%) GroupWise
Applications
1 3 (2.07%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.59%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.45%) SaaS
2 5 (3.45%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.69%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.69%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (0.69%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.90%) HTTP
2 7 (4.83%) Internet
3 4 (2.76%) Firewall
3 4 (2.76%) SMTP
3 4 (2.76%) DNS
4 3 (2.07%) VPN
4 3 (2.07%) Network Security
5 2 (1.38%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.69%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.69%) LAN
6 1 (0.69%) WAN
6 1 (0.69%) IPsec
6 1 (0.69%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (25.52%) SQL Server
2 20 (13.79%) Relational Database
3 13 (8.97%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (8.28%) MySQL
4 12 (8.28%) RDBMS
5 9 (6.21%) OLTP
6 6 (4.14%) NoSQL
7 4 (2.76%) Big Data
7 4 (2.76%) Amazon Redshift
7 4 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.76%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (2.76%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.38%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.38%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 17 (11.72%) Maven
2 15 (10.34%) Eclipse
3 13 (8.97%) JUnit
4 9 (6.21%) Selenium
4 9 (6.21%) Git (software)
5 8 (5.52%) Visual Studio
5 8 (5.52%) Gradle
6 7 (4.83%) Jenkins
6 7 (4.83%) Cucumber
6 7 (4.83%) TestDirector
7 5 (3.45%) Gerrit
7 5 (3.45%) SoapUI
8 4 (2.76%) JMeter
8 4 (2.76%) NUnit
9 3 (2.07%) JIRA
9 3 (2.07%) QuickTest Pro
9 3 (2.07%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (2.07%) Mockito
10 2 (1.38%) MSTest
10 2 (1.38%) FitNesse
General
1 16 (11.03%) Games
1 16 (11.03%) Retail
2 9 (6.21%) Finance
3 6 (4.14%) Electronics
3 6 (4.14%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.76%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.07%) Marketing
6 2 (1.38%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.38%) Multimedia
6 2 (1.38%) Advertising
6 2 (1.38%) Publishing
7 1 (0.69%) Military
7 1 (0.69%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.69%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (25.52%) SOAP
2 34 (23.45%) .NET
3 31 (21.38%) Web Services
3 31 (21.38%) XML
4 30 (20.69%) HTML
4 30 (20.69%) Spring
5 29 (20.00%) Java EE
6 25 (17.24%) Servlets
7 22 (15.17%) ASP.NET
8 21 (14.48%) J2EE
9 17 (11.72%) CSS
10 13 (8.97%) JSON
11 12 (8.28%) HTML5
12 11 (7.59%) Grails
12 11 (7.59%) JMS
12 11 (7.59%) WSDL
13 10 (6.90%) JSP
13 10 (6.90%) J2SE
13 10 (6.90%) Hibernate
13 10 (6.90%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.72%) Mathematics
2 15 (10.34%) Computer Science
2 15 (10.34%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (6.90%) Animation
4 9 (6.21%) Online Games
4 9 (6.21%) Physics
5 6 (4.14%) 3D Graphics
5 6 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (3.45%) Algorithms
7 4 (2.76%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (2.07%) Mobile App
8 3 (2.07%) User Experience
8 3 (2.07%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.38%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.38%) DTV
10 1 (0.69%) BBC
10 1 (0.69%) Cryptography
10 1 (0.69%) PKI
10 1 (0.69%) Semantic Web
10 1 (0.69%) MHEG
Operating Systems
1 62 (42.76%) Linux
2 27 (18.62%) Windows
3 19 (13.10%) UNIX
4 11 (7.59%) Android
5 8 (5.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (5.52%) Mac OS X
6 5 (3.45%) Apple iOS
7 3 (2.07%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (1.38%) VxWorks
8 2 (1.38%) Windows CE
8 2 (1.38%) CentOS
9 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (78.62%) Software Engineering
2 86 (59.31%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (22.07%) Scrum
4 28 (19.31%) Automated Testing
5 27 (18.62%) E-Commerce
6 25 (17.24%) OO
7 22 (15.17%) Unit Testing
8 19 (13.10%) TDD
9 18 (12.41%) Software Testing
9 18 (12.41%) Load Testing
10 17 (11.72%) Test Automation
11 15 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
11 15 (10.34%) BDD
11 15 (10.34%) Logistics
11 15 (10.34%) MVC
12 13 (8.97%) OOD
13 12 (8.28%) Configuration Management
13 12 (8.28%) Continuous Integration
14 10 (6.90%) Automation Testing
14 10 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 73 (50.34%) Java
2 56 (38.62%) SQL
3 40 (27.59%) C#
4 33 (22.76%) C++
4 33 (22.76%) JavaScript
5 19 (13.10%) C
6 18 (12.41%) Python
7 14 (9.66%) PHP
8 7 (4.83%) XPath
9 6 (4.14%) Scala
9 6 (4.14%) Ruby
10 5 (3.45%) VB.NET
10 5 (3.45%) Embedded C
11 4 (2.76%) T-SQL
12 3 (2.07%) Objective-C
12 3 (2.07%) Groovy
13 2 (1.38%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.38%) Embedded C++
14 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.69%) XAML
Qualifications
1 42 (28.97%) Degree
2 14 (9.66%) ISEB
2 14 (9.66%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.38%) MCPD
3 2 (1.38%) MCP
3 2 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.38%) OCPJP
3 2 (1.38%) MCTS
3 2 (1.38%) DV Cleared
3 2 (1.38%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.69%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (18.62%) QA
2 1 (0.69%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.69%) Firmware
1 1 (0.69%) Squid
1 1 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.69%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 4 (2.76%) Hyperic
2 1 (0.69%) Puppet
2 1 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 29 (20.00%) Oracle
2 21 (14.48%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.52%) VMware
3 8 (5.52%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.38%) Novell
4 2 (1.38%) Lotus
4 2 (1.38%) SAP
5 1 (0.69%) Google
5 1 (0.69%) Wonderware
5 1 (0.69%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.69%) Apple
5 1 (0.69%) Perforce
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Recruitment Genius
Salary: £33000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
GCHQ
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Greater Manchester
GCHQ
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
John Crane (Smiths Group)
Salary: Competitive salary and benefits package
Posted: 6 days ago
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Venturi
Salary: £26000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
GCHQ
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Venturi
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Venturi
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Venturi
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
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Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
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Salary: £48000 - £52000 per annum + good package
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