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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 91 113 54
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -59
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 102 75 188
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.60% 2.02% 4.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.73% 2.13% 4.84%
Number of salaries quoted 78 63 156
Average salary £36,000 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £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 £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
3741 3514 3884
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 95.36% 94.41% 96.35%
Number of salaries quoted 3149 3002 3362
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +8 15 £32,000 -27.27% 1
Bolton +1 5 £33,000 +1.53% 2
Cheadle +5 1 - -
Wigan -13 1 - -
Software Engineer
North West

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 132 (81.48%) Software Engineering
2 92 (56.79%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (50.62%) Degree
4 78 (48.15%) Java
5 55 (33.95%) C#
5 55 (33.95%) SQL
6 54 (33.33%) Linux
7 50 (30.86%) SOAP
8 48 (29.63%) C++
9 44 (27.16%) OO
10 42 (25.93%) SQL Server
10 42 (25.93%) XML
11 36 (22.22%) TDD
11 36 (22.22%) Spring
12 35 (21.60%) .NET
12 35 (21.60%) UNIX
13 32 (19.75%) Scrum
14 31 (19.14%) Servlets
14 31 (19.14%) Relational Database
15 30 (18.52%) C
15 30 (18.52%) JavaScript
15 30 (18.52%) E-Commerce
16 29 (17.90%) Java EE
17 27 (16.67%) HTML
17 27 (16.67%) Web Services
17 27 (16.67%) REST
18 26 (16.05%) Hibernate
18 26 (16.05%) JSON
18 26 (16.05%) Automated Testing
19 25 (15.43%) WSDL

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 9 (5.56%) Apache
2 4 (2.47%) Tomcat
2 4 (2.47%) nginx
2 4 (2.47%) JBoss
3 3 (1.85%) Facebook Platform
4 2 (1.23%) Liferay
4 2 (1.23%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.23%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.23%) IIS
5 1 (0.62%) CMS
5 1 (0.62%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (1.23%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.62%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.32%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.62%) SaaS
2 1 (0.62%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.62%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 17 (10.49%) Network Security
2 6 (3.70%) HTTP
3 5 (3.09%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.47%) HTTPS
5 3 (1.85%) VPN
6 2 (1.23%) Internet
7 1 (0.62%) IPsec
7 1 (0.62%) ZigBee
7 1 (0.62%) LAN
7 1 (0.62%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (25.93%) SQL Server
2 31 (19.14%) Relational Database
3 17 (10.49%) RDBMS
4 11 (6.79%) MySQL
5 9 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (4.32%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (3.70%) NoSQL
8 5 (3.09%) OLTP
9 4 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (2.47%) Big Data
9 4 (2.47%) Amazon Redshift
10 3 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (1.23%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.62%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 24 (14.81%) Maven
2 8 (4.94%) JUnit
2 8 (4.94%) Visual Studio
2 8 (4.94%) TestDirector
3 7 (4.32%) Eclipse
3 7 (4.32%) Cucumber
4 5 (3.09%) SoapUI
4 5 (3.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (3.09%) Selenium
4 5 (3.09%) NUnit
5 4 (2.47%) PVCS
5 4 (2.47%) MSTest
6 3 (1.85%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (1.85%) JIRA
6 3 (1.85%) Gradle
7 2 (1.23%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.23%) Gerrit
7 2 (1.23%) Mockito
7 2 (1.23%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.23%) FitNesse
General
1 24 (14.81%) Retail
2 20 (12.35%) Telecoms
3 15 (9.26%) Finance
4 12 (7.41%) Electronics
5 9 (5.56%) Publishing
6 7 (4.32%) Games
7 6 (3.70%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.85%) Marketing
9 2 (1.23%) Multimedia
9 2 (1.23%) Advertising
9 2 (1.23%) Law
10 1 (0.62%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.62%) Automotive
10 1 (0.62%) Banking
10 1 (0.62%) Arabic Language
10 1 (0.62%) French Language
10 1 (0.62%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (30.86%) SOAP
2 42 (25.93%) XML
3 36 (22.22%) Spring
4 35 (21.60%) .NET
5 31 (19.14%) Servlets
6 29 (17.90%) Java EE
7 27 (16.67%) Web Services
7 27 (16.67%) HTML
7 27 (16.67%) REST
8 26 (16.05%) JSON
8 26 (16.05%) Hibernate
9 25 (15.43%) WSDL
10 22 (13.58%) ASP.NET
11 21 (12.96%) JMS
12 20 (12.35%) ActiveMQ
12 20 (12.35%) RabbitMQ
13 18 (11.11%) J2EE
14 16 (9.88%) RESTful
15 15 (9.26%) CSS
16 14 (8.64%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 24 (14.81%) Enterprise Software
2 22 (13.58%) Algorithms
3 21 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (11.11%) Mathematics
5 17 (10.49%) User Experience
5 17 (10.49%) Computer Science
6 14 (8.64%) Physics
7 7 (4.32%) Animation
8 5 (3.09%) Online Games
8 5 (3.09%) Mobile App
9 4 (2.47%) Device Driver
10 3 (1.85%) Embedded Systems
11 2 (1.23%) Client/Server
11 2 (1.23%) N-Tier
11 2 (1.23%) Replication
12 1 (0.62%) Cryptography
12 1 (0.62%) PKI
12 1 (0.62%) DTV
12 1 (0.62%) 3D Graphics
12 1 (0.62%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 54 (33.33%) Linux
2 35 (21.60%) UNIX
3 16 (9.88%) Windows
4 7 (4.32%) Apple iOS
5 5 (3.09%) Mac OS X
6 4 (2.47%) Android
7 3 (1.85%) CentOS
8 2 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.23%) VxWorks
8 2 (1.23%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (1.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (81.48%) Software Engineering
2 92 (56.79%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (27.16%) OO
4 36 (22.22%) TDD
5 32 (19.75%) Scrum
6 30 (18.52%) E-Commerce
7 26 (16.05%) Automated Testing
8 21 (12.96%) Logistics
9 20 (12.35%) OOD
9 20 (12.35%) Unit Testing
10 16 (9.88%) Business Intelligence
11 14 (8.64%) MVC
12 13 (8.02%) BDD
13 12 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (7.41%) Multithreading
13 12 (7.41%) OOP
14 11 (6.79%) Software Testing
14 11 (6.79%) Software Architecture
14 11 (6.79%) Test Automation
14 11 (6.79%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 78 (48.15%) Java
2 55 (33.95%) C#
2 55 (33.95%) SQL
3 48 (29.63%) C++
4 30 (18.52%) JavaScript
4 30 (18.52%) C
5 16 (9.88%) Python
6 15 (9.26%) PHP
7 10 (6.17%) T-SQL
8 8 (4.94%) Embedded C
9 7 (4.32%) Ruby
10 6 (3.70%) Scala
10 6 (3.70%) Embedded C++
10 6 (3.70%) XAML
11 5 (3.09%) Objective-C
12 4 (2.47%) PL/SQL
12 4 (2.47%) OCaml
12 4 (2.47%) Haskell
13 3 (1.85%) Erlang
13 3 (1.85%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 82 (50.62%) Degree
2 8 (4.94%) ISTQB
2 8 (4.94%) ISEB
3 5 (3.09%) VCP4
4 2 (1.23%) Postgraduate
4 2 (1.23%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.23%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.62%) MCPD
5 1 (0.62%) MCP
5 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.62%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (13.58%) QA
2 1 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (3.09%) Firmware
2 1 (0.62%) Squid
2 1 (0.62%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.23%) Puppet
1 2 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.23%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 24 (14.81%) Oracle
2 17 (10.49%) Microsoft
3 8 (4.94%) VMware
4 3 (1.85%) Facebook
4 3 (1.85%) Twitter
4 3 (1.85%) Xamarin
4 3 (1.85%) Apple
5 2 (1.23%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.23%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.62%) SAP
6 1 (0.62%) Perforce
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Salary: £24000 - £45000 per annum + + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
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