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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 102 103 57
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -46
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 92 75 184
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.30% 2.04% 4.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.42% 2.15% 4.44%
Number of salaries quoted 73 62 163
Average salary £35,000 £37,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.40% +13.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,200 £27,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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
3809 3493 4140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.11% 94.84% 96.86%
Number of salaries quoted 3286 3044 3675
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -5 10 £32,000 -25.58% 3
Bolton +9 9 £33,000 -2.94%
Cheadle - 3 £45,000 -
Wigan -14 1 - -
Software Engineer
North West

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 118 (78.67%) Software Engineering
2 98 (65.33%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (48.00%) Java
4 68 (45.33%) Degree
5 53 (35.33%) SQL
6 51 (34.00%) Linux
7 46 (30.67%) C#
8 43 (28.67%) SOAP
9 38 (25.33%) SQL Server
10 37 (24.67%) XML
10 37 (24.67%) OO
11 36 (24.00%) C++
12 35 (23.33%) JavaScript
13 32 (21.33%) Scrum
13 32 (21.33%) TDD
14 31 (20.67%) .NET
15 30 (20.00%) Web Services
15 30 (20.00%) Java EE
16 29 (19.33%) HTML
16 29 (19.33%) UNIX
17 27 (18.00%) Oracle
17 27 (18.00%) Spring
18 26 (17.33%) Servlets
19 25 (16.67%) E-Commerce
19 25 (16.67%) Relational Database
20 23 (15.33%) QA
20 23 (15.33%) Unit Testing
21 21 (14.00%) JSON
21 21 (14.00%) Automated Testing
21 21 (14.00%) C

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (8.67%) Apache
2 5 (3.33%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.67%) nginx
3 4 (2.67%) JBoss
4 3 (2.00%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.33%) Zimbra
5 2 (1.33%) Liferay
5 2 (1.33%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.33%) IIS
5 2 (1.33%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.33%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.33%) Lotus Domino
5 2 (1.33%) GroupWise
6 1 (0.67%) CMS
6 1 (0.67%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (2.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.67%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.67%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (0.67%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.00%) Network Security
2 7 (4.67%) HTTP
3 4 (2.67%) HTTPS
4 3 (2.00%) Internet
4 3 (2.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.00%) VPN
5 1 (0.67%) IPsec
5 1 (0.67%) LAN
5 1 (0.67%) WAN
5 1 (0.67%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (25.33%) SQL Server
2 25 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 18 (12.00%) RDBMS
4 10 (6.67%) MySQL
5 9 (6.00%) OLTP
5 9 (6.00%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (4.00%) NoSQL
7 5 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (2.67%) Amazon Redshift
8 4 (2.67%) Big Data
8 4 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (1.33%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (10.67%) Maven
2 11 (7.33%) Eclipse
3 9 (6.00%) JUnit
4 8 (5.33%) TestDirector
5 7 (4.67%) Cucumber
6 6 (4.00%) Visual Studio
7 5 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (3.33%) Selenium
7 5 (3.33%) SoapUI
8 4 (2.67%) Gradle
8 4 (2.67%) NUnit
9 3 (2.00%) QuickTest Pro
9 3 (2.00%) Git (software)
9 3 (2.00%) JIRA
9 3 (2.00%) MSTest
10 2 (1.33%) Mockito
10 2 (1.33%) Gerrit
10 2 (1.33%) Jenkins
10 2 (1.33%) Subversion
10 2 (1.33%) FitNesse
General
1 19 (12.67%) Retail
2 18 (12.00%) Telecoms
3 13 (8.67%) Finance
4 10 (6.67%) Games
5 7 (4.67%) Publishing
6 6 (4.00%) Electronics
7 4 (2.67%) Manufacturing
8 3 (2.00%) Marketing
9 2 (1.33%) Multimedia
9 2 (1.33%) Advertising
10 1 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.67%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.67%) Automotive
10 1 (0.67%) Arabic Language
10 1 (0.67%) French Language
10 1 (0.67%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (28.67%) SOAP
2 37 (24.67%) XML
3 31 (20.67%) .NET
4 30 (20.00%) Web Services
4 30 (20.00%) Java EE
5 29 (19.33%) HTML
6 27 (18.00%) Spring
7 26 (17.33%) Servlets
8 21 (14.00%) JSON
9 20 (13.33%) ASP.NET
10 19 (12.67%) WSDL
11 18 (12.00%) J2EE
12 16 (10.67%) RESTful
12 16 (10.67%) Hibernate
12 16 (10.67%) REST
13 15 (10.00%) CSS
14 12 (8.00%) JMS
15 11 (7.33%) WPF
15 11 (7.33%) HTML5
16 10 (6.67%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.00%) Enterprise Software
2 18 (12.00%) Algorithms
3 17 (11.33%) Computer Science
4 15 (10.00%) User Experience
4 15 (10.00%) Mathematics
5 13 (8.67%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (7.33%) Physics
7 9 (6.00%) Online Games
8 5 (3.33%) Animation
8 5 (3.33%) Mobile App
9 3 (2.00%) N-Tier
9 3 (2.00%) Client/Server
9 3 (2.00%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (1.33%) Device Driver
11 1 (0.67%) DTV
11 1 (0.67%) BBC
11 1 (0.67%) 3D Graphics
11 1 (0.67%) MHEG
11 1 (0.67%) Open Source
11 1 (0.67%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 51 (34.00%) Linux
2 29 (19.33%) UNIX
3 15 (10.00%) Windows
4 7 (4.67%) Apple iOS
5 5 (3.33%) Mac OS X
5 5 (3.33%) Android
6 3 (2.00%) CentOS
6 3 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.33%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (1.33%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (78.67%) Software Engineering
2 98 (65.33%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (24.67%) OO
4 32 (21.33%) Scrum
4 32 (21.33%) TDD
5 25 (16.67%) E-Commerce
6 23 (15.33%) Unit Testing
7 21 (14.00%) Automated Testing
8 19 (12.67%) OOD
9 17 (11.33%) Logistics
10 15 (10.00%) BDD
11 14 (9.33%) Software Testing
12 13 (8.67%) Test Automation
13 12 (8.00%) MVC
13 12 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
14 11 (7.33%) User Acceptance Testing
14 11 (7.33%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (7.33%) OOP
14 11 (7.33%) Automation Testing
15 10 (6.67%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 72 (48.00%) Java
2 53 (35.33%) SQL
3 46 (30.67%) C#
4 36 (24.00%) C++
5 35 (23.33%) JavaScript
6 21 (14.00%) C
7 13 (8.67%) Python
7 13 (8.67%) PHP
8 7 (4.67%) T-SQL
9 6 (4.00%) Scala
9 6 (4.00%) Embedded C
10 5 (3.33%) Objective-C
10 5 (3.33%) Ruby
11 4 (2.67%) XAML
11 4 (2.67%) Embedded C++
12 3 (2.00%) PL/SQL
12 3 (2.00%) VB
12 3 (2.00%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.67%) VC++
13 1 (0.67%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 68 (45.33%) Degree
2 10 (6.67%) ISEB
2 10 (6.67%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.33%) MCPD
3 2 (1.33%) MCTS
3 2 (1.33%) DV Cleared
3 2 (1.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.33%) MCP
3 2 (1.33%) Postgraduate
3 2 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.67%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (15.33%) QA
2 1 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (2.00%) Firmware
2 1 (0.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.67%) Squid
Systems Management
1 2 (1.33%) Puppet
1 2 (1.33%) Hyperic
1 2 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 27 (18.00%) Oracle
2 21 (14.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.33%) VMware
4 3 (2.00%) Apple
4 3 (2.00%) Red Hat
4 3 (2.00%) Xamarin
5 2 (1.33%) Novell
5 2 (1.33%) Lotus
6 1 (0.67%) Perforce
6 1 (0.67%) SAP
6 1 (0.67%) Google
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