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

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 83 107 96
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 89 81 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.75% 2.10% 2.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.90% 2.22% 2.76%
Number of salaries quoted 74 79 103
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 £33,100 £32,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £42,300
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
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
3074 3642 3992
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.05% 94.62% 95.71%
Number of salaries quoted 2517 2995 3465
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 £23,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £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 May 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 May 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
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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 +12 12 £34,500 -42.50% 1
Altrincham +5 5 £43,750 -2.77%
Oldham +6 4 - - 2
Wigan - 4 £47,500 -
Bolton +7 3 £47,500 +21.79%
Cheadle -5 2 - -
Software Engineer
North West

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 177 (91.71%) Software Engineering
2 100 (51.81%) Degree
3 85 (44.04%) C++
4 81 (41.97%) Java
5 68 (35.23%) Linux
6 67 (34.72%) TDD
7 66 (34.20%) Agile Software Development
8 63 (32.64%) C#
8 63 (32.64%) SQL
9 52 (26.94%) OO
10 50 (25.91%) C
11 45 (23.32%) XML
12 43 (22.28%) SQL Server
13 41 (21.24%) JavaScript
14 38 (19.69%) SOAP
15 37 (19.17%) Spring
15 37 (19.17%) REST
16 36 (18.65%) Hibernate
17 35 (18.13%) Enterprise Software
18 34 (17.62%) Relational Database
18 34 (17.62%) UNIX
19 33 (17.10%) Unit Testing
19 33 (17.10%) SDLC
20 32 (16.58%) Analytical Skills
20 32 (16.58%) .NET
21 31 (16.06%) Servlets
21 31 (16.06%) JMS
21 31 (16.06%) WSDL
21 31 (16.06%) Maven
21 31 (16.06%) ActiveMQ

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 14 (7.25%) Apache
2 4 (2.07%) JBoss
3 3 (1.55%) Facebook Platform
3 3 (1.55%) WordPress
4 2 (1.04%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.04%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.04%) IIS
5 1 (0.52%) CMS
5 1 (0.52%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.52%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (2.59%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.04%) GitHub
3 1 (0.52%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.52%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 20 (10.36%) Network Security
2 6 (3.11%) HTTP
2 6 (3.11%) VPN
3 4 (2.07%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.07%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.52%) Firewall
4 1 (0.52%) IPsec
4 1 (0.52%) LAN
4 1 (0.52%) WAN
4 1 (0.52%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (22.28%) SQL Server
2 34 (17.62%) Relational Database
3 23 (11.92%) RDBMS
4 18 (9.33%) MySQL
5 7 (3.63%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (2.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (2.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (2.07%) Big Data
8 3 (1.55%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.55%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.52%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.52%) SQLPlus
9 1 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 31 (16.06%) Maven
2 15 (7.77%) Selenium
3 14 (7.25%) MSTest
3 14 (7.25%) NUnit
4 13 (6.74%) Visual Studio
5 12 (6.22%) Git (software)
6 9 (4.66%) Jenkins
7 7 (3.63%) Hudson
7 7 (3.63%) TeamCity
8 6 (3.11%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (3.11%) JIRA
9 4 (2.07%) PVCS
9 4 (2.07%) JUnit
10 3 (1.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 3 (1.55%) Cucumber
10 3 (1.55%) TestDirector
10 3 (1.55%) QuickTest Pro
10 3 (1.55%) Subversion
11 2 (1.04%) Eclipse
11 2 (1.04%) Gradle
General
1 26 (13.47%) Retail
2 24 (12.44%) Finance
3 19 (9.84%) Telecoms
4 11 (5.70%) Publishing
5 10 (5.18%) Electronics
6 6 (3.11%) Manufacturing
6 6 (3.11%) Games
7 5 (2.59%) Law
8 4 (2.07%) Marketing
9 3 (1.55%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (1.04%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.52%) Arabic Language
11 1 (0.52%) French Language
11 1 (0.52%) German Language
11 1 (0.52%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (23.32%) XML
2 38 (19.69%) SOAP
3 37 (19.17%) Spring
3 37 (19.17%) REST
4 36 (18.65%) Hibernate
5 32 (16.58%) .NET
6 31 (16.06%) Servlets
6 31 (16.06%) JMS
6 31 (16.06%) WSDL
6 31 (16.06%) ActiveMQ
6 31 (16.06%) JSON
6 31 (16.06%) RabbitMQ
7 24 (12.44%) RESTful
8 23 (11.92%) Java EE
9 22 (11.40%) HTML
9 22 (11.40%) ASP.NET
10 20 (10.36%) WPF
11 18 (9.33%) WCF
12 16 (8.29%) CSS
13 14 (7.25%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 35 (18.13%) Enterprise Software
2 32 (16.58%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (11.40%) Algorithms
4 20 (10.36%) Computer Science
5 19 (9.84%) Mathematics
6 17 (8.81%) User Experience
7 14 (7.25%) Physics
8 8 (4.15%) Animation
8 8 (4.15%) Mobile App
9 6 (3.11%) 3D Graphics
10 4 (2.07%) N-Tier
10 4 (2.07%) Replication
10 4 (2.07%) Device Driver
10 4 (2.07%) Embedded Systems
11 3 (1.55%) W3C
12 2 (1.04%) Client/Server
13 1 (0.52%) DTV
13 1 (0.52%) Mobile Games
13 1 (0.52%) PKI
13 1 (0.52%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 68 (35.23%) Linux
2 34 (17.62%) UNIX
3 22 (11.40%) Windows
4 10 (5.18%) Apple iOS
5 7 (3.63%) Android
6 5 (2.59%) Windows XP
7 3 (1.55%) Mac OS X
7 3 (1.55%) CentOS
8 2 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.52%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.52%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (91.71%) Software Engineering
2 67 (34.72%) TDD
3 66 (34.20%) Agile Software Development
4 52 (26.94%) OO
5 33 (17.10%) Unit Testing
5 33 (17.10%) SDLC
6 29 (15.03%) E-Commerce
7 25 (12.95%) MVC
8 23 (11.92%) Software Architecture
9 22 (11.40%) Logistics
10 21 (10.88%) OOD
11 20 (10.36%) Scrum
12 18 (9.33%) Automated Testing
13 17 (8.81%) Business Intelligence
14 16 (8.29%) MVVM
15 13 (6.74%) OOP
15 13 (6.74%) Multithreading
16 12 (6.22%) Continuous Integration
17 10 (5.18%) Configuration Management
17 10 (5.18%) UML
Programming Languages
1 85 (44.04%) C++
2 81 (41.97%) Java
3 63 (32.64%) C#
3 63 (32.64%) SQL
4 50 (25.91%) C
5 41 (21.24%) JavaScript
6 23 (11.92%) PHP
7 18 (9.33%) Python
8 17 (8.81%) T-SQL
9 12 (6.22%) Scala
10 8 (4.15%) XAML
11 7 (3.63%) R
11 7 (3.63%) PL/SQL
12 5 (2.59%) Embedded C
12 5 (2.59%) Embedded C++
12 5 (2.59%) Objective-C
12 5 (2.59%) Ruby
13 3 (1.55%) Apple Swift
13 3 (1.55%) Lisp
13 3 (1.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 100 (51.81%) Degree
2 3 (1.55%) ISEB
2 3 (1.55%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.04%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.04%) MCPD
3 2 (1.04%) MCSD
3 2 (1.04%) Postgraduate
3 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.22%) QA
2 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (2.07%) Firmware
2 2 (1.04%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (1.04%) Docker
3 1 (0.52%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.52%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.52%) Squid
3 1 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (2.59%) Puppet
2 2 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.04%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 14 (7.25%) Microsoft
2 5 (2.59%) Oracle
3 4 (2.07%) Business Objects
3 4 (2.07%) VMware
3 4 (2.07%) Perforce
4 3 (1.55%) Xamarin
4 3 (1.55%) Facebook
4 3 (1.55%) Twitter
4 3 (1.55%) Apple
5 2 (1.04%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.52%) SAP
6 1 (0.52%) Wonderware
Oldham, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Greater Manchester
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Plus exceptional Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oldham, Lancashire
Talent Spa
Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 plus bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £24000 - £45000 per annum + + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Mobica Limited
Salary: £25,000 - £50,000 (Dependent on experience)
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mobica Limited
Salary: £20,000 - £25,000 Dependent on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
University Of Manchester
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
North West, Manchester
Mobica Limited
Salary: £25,000 - £50,000 (Dependent on experience)
Posted: 7 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Outsourcery Hosting Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum plus Bonus, Pension, Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester
Outsourcery
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 per year plus Bonus, Pension and Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago